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Montana World Trade Center Director Explains How State Businesses Can Reach Global Markets

When you have a product how do you get people’s interest? That’s what the Montana World Trade Center housed at the University of Montana does and it’s not just physical products they promote to the world. Executive Director Brigita Miranda Freer explained recently on Voices of Montana.

UM Professor Placed On Paid Leave For Investigation

A University of Montana computer science professor has been placed on paid leave while the university investigates blog posts that maligned women Muslims and LGBTQ people. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has more.

UM Law School Dean Resigns Following Campus Protest

The University of Montana law school’s dean and associate dean will step down following allegations that they failed to take reports of sexual harassment and assault seriously. Dean Paul Kirgis wrote in a letter to the Alexander Blewett III School of Law that he and Associate Dean Sally Weaver will step down from their roles. The letter comes ...

UM To Investigate Law School’s Culture Following Harassment Claims

Following a walkout and rally at the University of Montana’s law school, UM is launching an independent review to assess the school’s structure. As first reported by the Daily Montanan women from the law school say the dean and associate dean discouraged them from reporting allegations of sexual harassment and assault to the university&#...

Al Gore To Speak At University Of Montana

Former Vice President Al Gore will participate in an annual speaker series October 28th hosted by the University of Montana’s Max S. Baucus Institute and will be accompanied by former Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus. The topic this year will focus on the current climate both environmental and political. Those interested in participatin...

New Laws Criminalize Protests & Accomplices In Montana

States including Montana have passed laws that increase penalties for protesters of critical infrastructure like oil pipelines. Rosalyn LaPier who teaches environmental studies at the University of Montana says if someone is convicted under this law, they could be fined up to $150,000 and spend 30 years in prison. https://northernbroadcasting....

UM To Expand Telehealth Services

The University of Montana College of Health will be able to expand its telehealth services through a second round of pandemic relief funds from the Federal Communications Commission. Just over $679,000 will be allocated to the college which will allow it to purchase telemedicine kits that will expand services to those living in rural settings....

Montana Universities Adopting Various Mask Policies

State universities adopted guidelines this summer than can require students faculty and other staff to wear masks in classrooms and laboratory settings but at the University of Montana, the distinction is that faculty can elect to require masks in lab and classroom settings. Montana Tech reported Monday it continues to rely on strongly encoura...

University of Montana Adapting To COVID-19 Restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to challenge students and educators to adapt criteria to maintain health and safety. University of Montana Director of Strategic Communications Dave Kuntz on how some courses plan to keep some of these changes permanently.