The University of Montana

UM Student Newspaper Proposes Fee Increase

18 hours ago

University of Montana’s student newspaper, the Kaimin, says it will have to cut staff if it doesn’t get a proposed $1 fee increase students are voting on this week.

The Montana Supreme Court hears arguments in the Krakauer case in Bozeman, April 27, 2016.
Corin Cates-Carney

The Montana University System challenged bestselling author Jon Krakauer in a state Supreme Court hearing Wednesday. In 2015, Krakauer released the book "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town," examining how the University of Montana handled cases of alleged rape. One of those cases involved former UM student and quarterback Jordan Johnson.

Author Jon Krakauer speaks about his book "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" during a community forum in Missoula, MT Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Cheri Trusler

The Montana Supreme Court is in Bozeman Wednesday, hearing oral arguments in a case between an investigative journalist and the State of Montana.

Jon Krakauer, author of ‘Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town’, is pressing the State Commissioner of Higher Education to release disciplinary records related to former University of Montana student and athlete Jordan Johnson.

UM Hosts Indian Law Week

Apr 8, 2016

The University of Montana’s law school will look at the issue of cannabis in Indian country next week. It’s part of the school’s annual "Indian Law Week."

A majority of Montanans think climate change is a very serious concern for the state. That’s according to a poll commissioned by the University of Montana and Stanford University. UM Political Science Professor Christopher Muste helped conduct the survey.

Changes In Child Care Standards Could Close Provider's Doors
Province of British Columbia

New federal regulations are changing how daycare centers are allowed to operate in Montana. While state officials write a plan for these new rules, some childcare providers are unsure about the future of their businesses.

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The University of Montana is celebrating a seven-figure estate gift that’s led to the creation of a new perpetual scholarship program.

UM Enrollment Continues To Drop
Josh Burnham

Newly-released enrollment numbers for the University of Montana show there are now about 1,000 fewer students on its Missoula campuses compared to spring semester last year.

UM is currently registering middle school girls for the “Expanding Your Horizons” STEM conference in April. This is its third year running. It’s geared towards keeping middle school girls interested in STEM careers.
Dave Thomas (CC-BY-NC-2)

A University of Montana study found that although many Montana students are proficient in science and math, about 75 percent of them don’t end up pursuing these fields as careers - particularly women. Women make up fewer than a quarter of all STEM professionals in the U.S.—jobs in science, technology, engineering and math. Yet they are half the workforce.

Simulating an active shooter in a hallway.
Beth Saboe

An unsettling but important training session was recently held in Missoula. Participants were confronted with an immediate crisis: what would they do if someone walked into their workplace or classroom, pulled out a firearm, and opened fire?