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New Mexico Students Say This Seal Is Offensive

It has both a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman

(Newser) - The University of New Mexico's official seal depicting a Spanish conquistador and a frontiersman is drawing accusations of racism from Native American students, the AP reports. Native American students in the Kiva Club, as well as members of advocacy group Red Nation, call the seal offensive, the Albuquerque Journal... More »

Harvard Win Messes Up America's Brackets

14th-seeded Crimson gets first NCAA tournament win

(Newser) - Give those Harvard kids an A-plus in another subject: Bracket-busting 101. The school known for producing US presidents, Supreme Court justices, and Nobel Prize winners earned its first NCAA tournament victory last night—a 68-62 upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico—and it didn't feel like a fluke.... More »

Professors Accused of Running Prostitution Ring

Former University of New Mexico prez arrested

(Newser) - Academia apparently wasn't spicy enough for a pair of university professors accused of running an online prostitution ring. F. Chris Garcia, a political science professor and former president of the University of New Mexico, and David Flory, a physics professor at New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University, have been... More »

Football Player Arrested Over Droopy Pants

He's kicked off US Airways flight, charged with trespassing

(Newser) - A University of New Mexico football player was kicked off a plane and ultimately arrested yesterday because airline employees didn’t like how low his pants were hanging. Police got a call at 9am complaining that someone was exposing themselves outside a US Airways gate, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.... More »

'I'm Like, That Is Not Me:' Dirty Soccer Player

Elizabeth Lambert confused, remorseful about hair-pulling episode

(Newser) - Elizabeth Lambert is confused, remorseful, and a little defensive about some much-publicized bad behavior on the soccer field that got her suspended from the University of New Mexico team. “There were times in the game where I was literally like, ‘All right, Elizabeth, you’ve got to get... More »

Women's Soccer Player Gets Down and Very Dirty

New Mexico's Elizabeth Lambert is a YouTube sensation—the bad kind

(Newser) - Today's red-hot viral video star is more of an antihero: University of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert. Lambert has been suspended indefinitely after capping off a physical—on both sides—game by grabbing a Brigham Young player by the hair and slinging her to the ground. "I let... More »

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