laramie, wy – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride says he will seek the office full time. Mcbride will announce his candidacy for the post he now holds for the interim at a news conference today in Cheyenne. McBride was appointed to fill the post abandoned when Trent Blankenship quit to take a job in Alaska. In a prepared statement, McBride says he has already improved education in the state. He says he has many other things he'd like to accomplish. And he's the first to announce he will seek the position.
Cheyenne, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal says it's time to start over in the search for a new University of Wyoming president. During an interview, the governor said the trustees should, quote -- "take a deep breath, calm down, and start all over again." Many U-W faculty members were upset when interim President Tom Buchanan wasn't among the finalists selected by the search committee. Late last week, the trustees voted to add Buchanan's name to the list of finalists. On Monday, one of the two named finalists withdrew. The other
Laramie, Wy – University of Tennessee Chancellor Loren Crabtree has withdrawn his name from the search for a president of the University of Wyoming. Crabtree's withdrawal leaves only interim U-W President Tom Buchanan in the running in the current search process for U-W president. Joseph Chapman, president of North Dakota State University, was the other candidate picked by the search committee. Chapman decided on Monday to withdraw his name from contention. Crabtree said today that he had given the prospect of pursuing
Laramie, WY – University of Wyoming trustees today (Friday) approved a ten percent increase in room, board and rent rates starting next fall. Trustees also approved a four-point-three percent increase in student fees. U-W officials say the university is facing higher costs for salaries and sharply higher costs for benefits and utilities. Phill Harris, U-W's vice president for administration, says the new fees will cover the university's costs.
Wyoming – The US Dept. of Energy is pouring millions into research that could reduce greenhouse gases. Kristin Espeland reports on how University of Wyoming researchers are unraveling the mysteries of trapping, storing, and using carbon dioxide.