Review: UNLV journalism school needs overhaul

The school of journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas — hamstrung by weak leadership and aimless curriculum — needs an overhaul to raise completion rates and produce more competitive graduates, according to an external review commissioned by UNLV.

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Mayweather stripped of title won in Pacquiao bout

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday.

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Female lead of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Amanda Peterson dies at 43

Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love” opposite Patrick Dempsey in 1987, died Sunday in Greeley, Colo. She was 43, and her father told TMZ that sleep apnea and other medical problems may have contributed to her death.

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Las Vegas Metro Chamber tap UNLV president for board of trustees

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce has elected University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Len Jessup to its board of trustees. Jessup took over as UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015 and is charged with several major tasks, including development of the UNLV School of Medicine.

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EDITORIAL: Congress should kill ethanol mandate

The country’s decade-old Renewable Fuel Standard requires increasing levels of plant-based ethanol and biodiesel to be added to traditional fossil fuels. It was supposed to be good for the economy and great for the environment. It has been neither — and it could get even worse.

Reid needs to stand against EPA’s water overreach

Nevada’s senior senator is putting the finishing touches on a long career in public service. Presumably, he will then come home to teach and to comment on public affairs from his unique perspective as a major participant in the governance of our great nation.

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