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Digging Deep Into Possible Title IX Changes

Dec 20, 2017
Alexa Ard

 In September, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced major changes to how colleges and universities handle sexual assault. But long-term changes remain unclear, even three months after the announcement. Our news director Michelle Billman sat down with reporter Jacob Solis to sort this all out.

Michelle Billman: So back in September, Betsy DeVos issued this new guidance. How does it actually change the rules that were laid out by the Obama administration and why?

Alexa Ard

 

 

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently moved to undo an Obama-era expansion of Title IX enforcement, she left the world of higher education with a lot of questions. The old rules were meant to give more protections to victims of sexual assault on college campuses. DeVos says they go too far and deny those accused of assault due process. But at the University of Nevada, Reno, the people who work with sexual assault victims aren’t so sure.

 

 

The Legal Debate Over How Schools Use Title IX

Dec 20, 2017
Jacob Solis

 

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos moved to undo Obama-era rules for Title IX investigations at colleges and universities, it left a lot of questions. Chief among them: what standard of evidence should schools use when they investigate possible sexual assaults? Reno Public Radio’s Jacob Solis has more.

 

In 2011, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague Letter that instructed colleges to use a specific standard in their investigations: preponderance of the evidence.

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President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a sweeping $1.5 Trillion plan to overhaul the nation’s tax code. The Republican backed-bill is supposed to provide middle-class families across the country with tax breaks, while at the same time creating more jobs by lowering the tax burden on corporations. But what kind of impact will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have on Nevada?

"Las quinceañeras mueve el dinero en nuestra comunidad"

Dec 19, 2017
El pastel no es un pastel regular de cumpleaños. Cuesta$500-$2,000 dolares y es para lo menos 200 personas
Stephanie Serrano

La Industria de las quinceañeras sigue creciendo en Reno y aumentando el impacto económico en nuestra comunidad, proporcionando trabajos para muchas personas  de la zona. Nuestra reportera Stephanie Serrano se sumerge en la industria y explora qué es lo necesario para organizar la celebración de una quinceañera.

Angélica Puga tiene quince años y cree que tener una celebración de quinceañera es algo más que ostentación y glamor, es el momento en el que ella se convierte en una latina independiente.

Our Town Reno: Thirty-three And Homeless

Dec 17, 2017
Prince Nesta / Our Town Reno

We hear a lot about the problem of homelessness in downtown Reno, but we don’t always hear from the actual people who are living on the streets. Today, we join Derek Rivera to learn what a typical day is like for him. Rivera is 33, and he was homeless in a handful of other cities before landing in Reno.

This story was reported by Prince Nesta for Our Town Reno, a multimedia street reporting project run by the Reynolds School of Journalism.

Newly Homeless Again

Meet Our Reno Youth Radio Students

Dec 14, 2017

Name: Kenia Aguirre

Class standing: Senior

High school: Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology

Topic she enjoys: Education

Name: Kyler Cavin

Class standing: Senior

L’Oréal USA

 

Women make up about 24 percent of workers in careers that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM. In 2017, the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship selected five postdoctoral researchers to support their work. One of the recipients is a researcher based at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our reporter Anh Gray visits Felicity Muth at her lab, where she’s studying how bumblebees learn. 

Julia Ritchey

Since the Great Recession, Nevada has made significant investments in diversifying its economy into a new frontier: technology.

Apple, Tesla and Switch have all set up here. So, what does the future look like for this growing industry in northern Nevada?

ThisisReno.com

The homeless shelters in Reno are full, with lines out the door, and temperatures are dropping. Our contributor Bob Conrad has been covering this issue for a ThisisReno podcast called Solutions. In the latest episode, he spoke with Reno Councilwoman Neoma Jardon about her efforts to build a tiny home village to help some of the city's chronically homeless residents. This is an excerpt of their conversation.

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