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Budget talk: Layoffs, federal funding and investing for the future

In higher education, few topics are as extensively discussed and as comprehensively misunderstood as the budget. University budgets, especially for public land-grant universities, are complex. Revenue comes from many sources. For example: The state of New Mexico contributes to our annual budget and one-time funds; the federal government directly supports competitive research, agricultural research, Cooperative…
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Planning for Fall 2021

DATE: May 7, 2021 TO: NMSU-Las Cruces Faculty and Staff FROM: Dan E. Arvizu, Chancellor              John Floros, President   SUBJECT: Planning for Fall 2021 Congratulations, everyone, on another successful academic year. Looking ahead to the Fall 2021 semester, we are asking our entire campus community to apply all we have learned this year…
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Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at NMSU

Date:               April 21, 2021 To:                   NMSU faculty and staff From:              John Floros, President Following a national search, Dr. Teresa Maria Linda Scholz has been selected as NMSU’s first Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. She will join us from the University of California Santa Cruz, where she serves as associate vice chancellor and chief…
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Returning to campus: A planned approach

In this week’s town hall on transitioning back to campus, we were fortunate to visit with over a dozen Aggies who shared their thinking about the future. We have a unique opportunity: between now and August, we can use the tools we developed over the past year to create a better university, with more engaging…
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Looking back, into the future

In a year of perpetual changes, it is time to start planning for the transition that will return Aggies to workspaces at New Mexico State University. In a memo from March 10, 2021, I reaffirmed NMSU’s commitment to in-person learning, and that the “plan for NMSU’s main campus for fall 2021 semester is to provide…
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