Category Archives: University of New Mexico

Another Presidential Search at UNM in the Midst

Full disclosure here, I have moved back to Albuquerque, so have been covering the news here a bit more, even though I try to stay away. One thing that is happening now is another presidential search at UNM. It seems … Continue reading

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The Problems and Politics of Governance in State Universities: A Look at the Boards of Regents – Who Runs the Universities

Representation in governing boards in political theory have two models, that of delegates and of trustees. A delegate runs an office based on the mandate given to them by those who voted or appointed them. A trustee runs an office … Continue reading

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Patents, University Ownership, and Cancer Therapy – The Case of Galen Knight and Terence Scallen

In my last article, I explored the growth of the biotechnology industry due to changes in federal law allowing universities to keep patents created from publicly funded research. It also allowed them to commercialize that research to private companies for … Continue reading

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Campaign Contribution from the UNM Board of Regents to Gov. Susana Martinez

I have recently wrote about previous research I have done on the UNM Board of Regents, their backgrounds, and their campaign contributions to the Governor of New Mexico, who ultimately nominates them for the positions governing higher education institutions in … Continue reading

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Tuition Hikes and Protests in the 1990’s

The 1990’s when I was a student was an era of increases in tuition, and resistance to it, at many American campuses. Here is an account of ones that happened when I started my higher education, and the broader analysis … Continue reading

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From 1999: Republican Wanted To Consider Privatizing UNM Law School

Back in 1999, ultra right wing State Senator Rod Adair put through a memorial to look into privatizing the UNM School of Law. A typical solution from the Republican Right, privatize everything. Check out Adair’s website for a look at … Continue reading

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On the UNM Board of Regents, 1998-2003, A Case Study

Back as a student at UNM, I did much research on the Board of Regents, the governing body of the university. As they were the main source of authority on the campus, they were a natural target. A thesis that … Continue reading

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