1. ABQ Journal - "UNM El Centro chief named"
Rosa Isela Cervantes appointed new head of El Centro de la Raza.
Story featured in numerous publications
2. Al Jazeera/Yahoo News - "Rights violations exposed in LA prison sting"
Maria Beatriz Velez, professor of Sociology at UNM who teaches about the causes of crime and delinquency, comments on studies that show the chances of being arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced are much greater for people of color, particularly black and Latino populations.
3. Chicago Sun-Times - "Legendary ‘Superjock’ Larry Lujack dies at 73"
Popular Chicago disc jockey Larry Lujack dies of cancer, wills body to the UNM Medical Center for research.
4. KUNM - "Free App Enrolls New Mexicans in Obamacare"
UNM medical residents, students at Anderson School of Management, and the Center on Law and Poverty create a free app to assist New Mexicans sign on to health care.
5. ABQ Journal - "Rumble in Rio gives out 128 bicycles to kids"
Local charity, Rumble in Rio gifts 128 bicycles to kids in need along with cash donations to the UNM Children’s Cancer Fund, among others.
6. The Los Alamos Monitor - "UNM-LA announces spring schedule lineup"
7. Media Monitoring from Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
4 KOB 5:00 AM, 5:35 AM, 6:43 AM, 7:00 AM
THOSE AGAINST THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ARE PLANNING A RALLY TODAY. THEY WILL BE OUTSIDE A MEETING AT UNM'S SCIENCE AND TECH PARK ON UNIVERSITY. THE RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION WILL HOST A PRO-RALLY FEATURING A CANADIAN DIPLOMAT AT THE SAME PLACE.
7 KOAT 5:00 AM, 6:05 AM,
A THIRD SUSPECT IS PREPARING TO HEAD TO TRIAL FOR THE MURDER OF A COLLEGE STUDENT. LUIZ MARTINEZ IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING A UNM ENGINEERING STUDENT. PROSECUTORS SAY MARTINEZ AND TWO OTHER MEN KILLED KERRY LEWIS DURING A BURGLARY. THE OTHERS ARE CURRENTLY SERVING TIME FOR LEWIS' MURDER. [A TRIAL DATE HAS NOT BEEN SET]
13 KRQE 5:00 AM, 6:05 AM, 12:02 PM
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO IS TRYING TO MAKE ITS CAMPUS AND STUDENTS SAFER... A NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED ACROSS CAMPUS... AND SOON EVEN MORE LIGHTS WILL BE GOING UP. NEWS 13'S SAMANTHA MCDONALD IS LIVE ON UNM CAMPUS WITH MORE. -- I'M WALKING ALONG HERE ON CAMPUS IN THE SPRING -- NOW THEY'RE LIGHTING UP THE AREAS AROUND ZIMMERMAN LIBRARY, ORTEGA HALL, AND THE HUMANITIES BUILDING. THESE ARE PART OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THIS PROJECT. AND NOW--- THE SECOND PHASE IS BEGINNING - WHERE THERE'LL BE MORE LIGHTS INSTALLED AROUND THE CAMPUS THE IDEA CAME FROM A GROUP OF UNM STUDENTS, WHO GOT THE LIGHTING UPGRADED FUNDED $125,00O DOLLARS FOR THE 2013 FISCAL YEAR. EVERY FALL, UNM STAFF AND STUDENTS TAKE A WALK ACROSS CAMPUS TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL SAFETY RISK AREAS PARTICULARLY DURING EVENING HOURS. AND STUDENTS SAY THE EXTRA LIGHTING IS A MUST - TO HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS, VANDALISM, AND CRIME. "I THINK IT MAKES A HUGE OUT AND ABOUT WITH THEIR FRIENDS," . AND WHEN WE CONTACTED THE UNM POLICE THE 2013 FUNDING WILL BE USED TO SET UP LIGHTING IN THE "T" PARKING LOT ON LOMAS AND UNIVERSITY... POPEJOY HALL, AND THE FORMER LOWER JOHNSON FIELD AREA JUST TO NAME A FEW.
STUDENTS AT UNM MAY FEEL A LITTLE SAFER WHEN WALKING CAMPUS AT NIGHT-- THE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN INSTALLING L-E-D SAFETY LIGHTS --- PHASE ONE IS DONE - THEY'RE MOVING AHEAD WITH PHASE TWO -- AND STUDENT RETURNING FROM WINTER BREAK -- ARE COMING BACK TO A MUCH BETTER LIGHTED CAMPUS.