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A closeup satellite image shows a thick layer of wildfire smoke covering Idaho and Montana, September 4, 2017.
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Montana researchers who are looking into the impact of wildfire smoke on people's health, and on firefighters' resiliency updated the public on their work Tuesday at the University of Montana. 

Dr. Paul Smith is a professor of medicine at UM, and a pediatric pulmonologist. 

"Anecdotally, this is one of the worse seasons we've had at Community Medical Center for kids being admitted and on ventilators. Our floor has just been chock full this season. And, you wonder," said Smith. 

Panelists at Missoula Rises' forum, "Tackling a Culture of Sexism" in Missoula, Feb. 26, 2018. L to R: UM Athletic Director Kent Haslam, UM Football Coach Bobby Hauk, Lisa Davey, UM SARC Director Drew Colling, UM President Seth Bodnar.
Nora Saks

The University of Montana’s president, athletic director and returning head football coach had a frank conversation with some of the football program’s toughest critics Monday night in Missoula.

They had a civil dialogue. The critics aired their grievances, and the University’s representatives said the school has done a lot to address issues like sexual assault. They said the football program has grown more mature, and that it’s focused on building men of character.

A Missoula County district court judge ruled Monday that a man convicted of raping a woman in Missoula in 2013 will not return to prison, despite a series of parole violations.

Beau Donaldson was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 20 suspended after he pleaded guilty to a 2010 rape. The former University of Montana football player was released on parole in 2016 and has been living in Bozeman.

UM's Spring Enrollment Declines By 5.4 Percent

Feb 22, 2018
University of Montana's Main Hall
Josh Burnham

Spring enrollment numbers for the University of Montana are down 5.4 percent compared to last year. That’s according to numbers released today by the University.

Total enrollment is just under 11,000 students, that’s nearly 630 fewer than last spring. 

University of Montana head football coach Bobby Hauck at a press conference at UM, Dec. 1, 2017.
Courtesy University of Montana

The University of Montana’s new president and football coach will participate in a forum on sexism, sexual assault and cyber-bullying surrounding college athletics on campus next week in Missoula.

Monday’s panel discussion is hosted by local human rights group Missoula Rises. Erin Erickson is the group’s founder and director.

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