University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming trustees have voted to offer more need-based aid to Wyoming students while cutting merit-based aid for out-of-state students. Under the changes adopted Thursday, annual need-based aid will increase from $273,000 to as much as $1.1 million. Merit-based aid will drop from $5.9 million to $4.5 million. The Laramie Boomerang reports the changes…

The University of Wyoming has filed court documents arguing the administration did not violate the law by withholding files about former President Laurie Nichols. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the filing Thursday was a response to a lawsuit by Wyoming news organizations seeking details about the end of Nichols’ three years as president. The filing in…

A University of Wyoming economist says raising the state’s tax on wind energy could drive away developers. Some state lawmakers want to increase Wyoming’s tax on wind power from $1 to $5 per megawatt. Rob Godby directs the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming. Godby told the Legislature’s Joint…

There were 18 reports of sexual assault at the University of Wyoming in 2018–according to data from the school–a slight decrease from last year’s high of 21–reports the Casper Star-Tribune. UW Police Department Chief Mike Samp said the 18 reports represent a “master list” of all reports, including those that were made anonymously and didn’t…

Overcrowding is a concern among members of the task force working on a plan to build $300 million worth of new student dormitories at the University of Wyoming. The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn says large dorms only make the transition to college more difficult for freshmen coming…

University of Wyoming faculty leaders are proposing a resolution that criticizes the school’s board for its silence on the decision not to renew President Laurie Nichols’ contract and calls on the trustees to provide an explanation, per an article in the Casper Star-Tribune. The resolution, which will be debated and voted on at the Faculty…

An article in the Northern Wyoming News reports the University of Wyoming Extension Offices around the state will be holding their third annual UW Signing Day Wednesday, May 1. The UW Signing Day in Washakie County will celebrate with students from Worland and Ten Sleep. Traditionally, student-athletes going on to play at the collegiate level…

Attorneys for the University of Wyoming have filed their first arguments with the state Supreme Court in a legal dispute over UW’s ability to restrict the carrying of firearms on campus, saying the university’s gun ban is important for creating a safe environment. The Laramie Boomerang reports Uinta County resident Lyle Williams sued the university…

A former University of Wyoming basketball player has been acquitted of charges resulting from an altercation at a Laramie bar. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Ny Redding was found not guilty Tuesday of one count of simple battery and one count of simple assault following a daylong trial in Albany County circuit court in Laramie.…

University of Wyoming administrators are working on a plan that would increase need-based aid for Wyoming students while reducing discounts provided to out-of-state students. The Laramie Boomerang reports that a preliminary recommendation presented to the UW Board of Trustees calls for $1 million in new need-based aid in addition to more scholarships for transfer students,…


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