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Judge Rejects Motion In UM Discrimination Case

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris rejected a University of Montana motion this week to dismiss Sontag Bowman’s claim in a Title IX suit accusing it of sex-based discrimination. UM and the Montana University System said it lacks legal merit not based on facts. Bowman will still have to prove her claims in court. If she is not able to, the ...

Montana Economist Projects Future Economy

Dr. Patrick Barkey was on Voices of Montana Thursday. The Director of the Bureau of Business                   and Economic Research at the University of Montana gave a prognostication about Montana’s economic future now that we’re in year three of the pandemic.

Student-loan Program Provides Benefits To Public Servants

Changes to the student-loan program for public-service employees called the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program erases student debt for public servants after they make ten years of payments. That opens the door to as many as 500,000 Americans including Violet Hopkins, an academic advisor at the University of Montana who had about $80,000 i...

Montana Manufacturers Dodge Economic Setbacks In 2020

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic the manufacturing industry in Montana fared relatively well in 2020 and is on track to return to pre-pandemic levels of business. According to a new report from both the University of Montana and Montana State University with the largest sectors being petroleum and coal and wood products it gener...

Climate Office Working On Snowpack Measurement Model

The Montana Climate Office at the University of Montana told the governor’s drought advisory committee recently accurately measuring the amount of water contained in snowpack is important. A model being developed by the climate office along with state and federal agencies will provide a holistic estimate of snowpack throughout watersheds from ...