UNR Fraternity/Sorority GPAs released

UNR’s Greek Life program released the average Spring 2013 GPA for each fraternity and sorority on campus today, and the results are interesting:

  • Best: Delta Delta Delta had an average GPA of 3.203, which is pretty crazy considering they have more than 100 members. Overall, Panhellenic sororities averaged a 3.1 GPA, which is higher than the average for all women at a 2.99 GPA.
  • Worst: Kappa Alpha Psi, which counts 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick as a recent alum, averaged a 2.12 GPA for the Spring semester. Overall, the Kappas had the lowest GPA out of any Greek organization on the UNR campus.

For more numbers/breakdowns, check out the pdf file below:

Spring 2013 Summary Final

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UNR releases more details on Michelle Obama visit

The University of Nevada, Reno released more details regarding First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to the university on Wednesday. Copied below is an email sent out to the undergraduate student listserv:

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Quad will be the site for a public event featuring First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday, October 3. Access to the morning-long event on Wednesday will begin at 8:15 a.m. and tickets will be required.

Additional event information, including information about the on-campus ticket distribution beginning Monday morning, is posted on the University’s online calendar at www.unr.edu<http://www.unr.edu>.

As always, please keep pedestrian and traffic safety in mind and watch for directional signage that will be posted primarily on Virginia Street for this event. It is anticipated that no changes will be made to the regular student parking plans. The public will be directed to park on the upper two levels of the West Stadium Parking Complex and in the parking lots north of campus. Changes are anticipated for parking areas in the vicinity of the Quad and Morrill Hall, and these changes will be communicated to faculty and staff next week.

This information is being provided as a courtesy, in recognition of the significance of this public event.

–              Division of Student Services

HIV rumors go viral at UNR

Storify works best if you start at the bottom, then work your way up.

  1. As of today, the Nevada Sagebrush still has an un-updated story on their website.
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    #USA – Rumors of #HIV outbreak at #UNR spread like wildfire bit.ly/I1v5MH (via @hivhaven)
    Thu, Apr 05 2012 12:46:50
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    Ohhh really? RT @EasyGayLife: Rumors of HIV outbreak at UNR spread like wildfire – msnbc.com on.msnbc.com/HOSlNz
    Thu, Apr 05 2012 01:00:00
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    In #Reno #NV, a rumor of #HIV cluster spreads through college campus: ow.ly/a6hlk #AIDS
    Thu, Apr 05 2012 16:01:04
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    I got an e-mail saying the HIV outbreak thing isn’t true. BUT STILL b safe ppl
    Thu, Apr 05 2012 00:44:47
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    @kysisson Medical director at UNR Student Health Center: unfounded rumor of HIV infection on campus. SHC sees no indication that rumor true.
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 18:57:05
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    Rumors of HIV outbreak at UNR spread like wildfire fb.me/F8kAtdFx
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 21:14:46
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    Supposed Health Outbreak at UNR Not True bit.ly/HW9Zhe
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 19:41:15
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    Relax people, it’s only a rumor. RT @KRNV Rumors of HIV outbreak at UNR spread like wildfire mynews4.com/news/local/sto…
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 21:24:47
  10. Both KRNV and KTVN picked up the story. KRNV left the narrative open, while KTVN’s denied it. As it turned out, KRNV’s ended up getting linked to by a number of different sources
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    HIV rumor fact or fiction? It’s looking more and more true.
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 17:43:44
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    The #UNR health center is denying rumors of an HIV outbreak on campus, but @TheSagebrush sez 75-100 students checked in past 48 hrs for HIV
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 18:56:46
  13. At 3:23, Student Health Center Director Cheryl Hug-English sent out an email saying that any rumors about the outbreak didn’t appear to have a factual basis. However, she did say that about 75-100 students had checked into the health center for STD testing. It is free STD testing week, after all.
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    RT @TheSagebrush: Everything we know about the unproven HIV scare at UNR is updated on our Open the News group on.fb.me/HgU7bC UNR admin comment included
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 19:05:33
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    BREAKING: Alleged HIV outbreak on university’s campus. Waiting for press release.
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 17:18:06
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    apparently there’s an outbreak of herpes and HIV in 2 of the dorms #renoproblems #scaryAF #whyidontsleeparound #HERPESISFORLIFE
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 17:59:07
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    I heard there was an hiv outbreak at unr, well I’m glad I go to kaplan and all we have is herpes
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 16:24:04
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    RT @NieshyWins: Over 20 confirmed case of HIV in the UNR dorms. Go get tested students• Oh my God!•
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 15:08:45
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    Uhhhh I hope this HIV breakout thing at unr isn’t true. Wrap it up ppl
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 14:39:59
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    Da fuck is dis shit!? RT @TheSagebrush: If anyone has input about the unproven HIV outbreak at UNR, contact reporter @srmward
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 13:50:33
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    Alright, so in the last few days we’ve been hearing rumors about an HIV outbreak in the dorms at UNR. One of our reporters called up Jerome Maese, the director of residential life, and he said he has been getting phone calls about it, but can’t confirm it’s true. Anybody with information about this please privately message me.
    Also, if anyone knows why Mike Ball was booted from the Nevada Wolf Pack football team please private inbox me.
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 14:28:15
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    RT @TheSagebrush: If anyone has input about the unproven HIV outbreak at UNR, contact reporter @srmward
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 13:46:51
  23. At this point, several Nevada Sagebrush reporters began to look into the matter. Reporters sent out tweets and posted in an open Facebook group. Most people didn’t see the addition of “unproven” or “possible,” and began to assume that an actual outbreak had taken place.
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    My prayers go out to the students from UNR who recently found out they are infected with HIV. Its going to be ok, its not the end.
    Wed, Apr 04 2012 13:24:35
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    Apparently there’s an HIV outbreak at UNR… #howprecious
    Tue, Apr 03 2012 03:16:36
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    Free sti and hiv testing at UNR health center. All you bitches better go!
    Tue, Apr 03 2012 16:27:28

The right (and wrong) way to present Raggio’s funeral

Last month, the highly influential and well known former state senator Bill Raggio passed away. University of Nevada, Reno students know Raggio through the building named after him, and a memorial inside the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Raggio’s funeral was held yesterday, and attendees included Governor Brian Sandoval, a U.S. Senator, members of the state’s Supreme Court and dozens of important legislative leaders.

Both the Reno Gazette-Journal and Daily Sparks Tribune decided to play the funeral coverage huge on their respective front pages, to varying degrees of success. Both pages are below:

Although both papers used similar shots of the Honor Guard carrying Raggio’s casket, it’s immediately apparent that the layout of RGJ is more eye-catching simply because it gives the art and stories attached more room to breath. The RGJ’s cover is very centered, and the banner below the nameplate is a nice, subtle touch.

The DST cover, however, is a bit more muddled. There’s two small photos of Raggio and Sandoval which add nearly nothing, and the huge cutout of a softball player along with the cartoon of Rush Limbaugh distract from the main package. Even though there’s only 2 stories on the DST cover, compared to the three on the RGJ, the later’s cover seems to present the funeral in a more serious manner.