University of Montana

University of Montana Summer Enrollment, 2017 - 2019
Cassidy Alexander and Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

Summer enrollment spiked for the second year in a row at the University of Montana, with over 3,000 students taking summer classes. This is the highest summer enrollment since 2014, about a 3% increase from last year.

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
Eric Whitney

The University of Montana and Carroll College are launching two partnerships they say will help students get their graduate degrees in less time and at a lower cost.

The collaboration between the public University of Montana, and the private Carroll College, is the first for both institutions.

Flathead Lake Biological Station.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is asking businesses in the area to help fund its work.

Proceeds from the drive that starts Monday will benefit research and monitoring on Flathead, Whitefish, and Swan lakes, and the surrounding watersheds.

Marita Growing Thunder (right) and an un-named person walking across the Flathead Reservation to raise awareness of missing and murdered indiginous women, March 28, 2019.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

Advocates of missing and murdered indigenous women set off on a four-day trek in northwest Montana Thursday to raise awareness for the disproportionate rates of violence against Native women and girls. 

On asphalt and mud, grass and gravel, they walk.

McGill Hall at the University of Montana.
Edward O'Brien / Montana Public Radio

The University of Montana announced today that children enrolled in a campus daycare will return to a building that tested high for asbestos-contaminated surface dust earlier this year.

A firefighter stands in front of flames from a wildfire.

Scientists at the University of Montana have found that climate change is already reducing the ability of some forests in the western U.S. to bounce back after wildfire. Their findings are confirming a long-suspected change.

For the past three years, UM post-doc Kimberly Davis has looked at how ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forests regenerate after fire, and she’s made an eye-opening discovery.

UM President Seth Bodnar delivers a campus update March 19, 2019.
Edward O'Brien / Montana Public Radio

University of Montana President Seth Bodnar offered his mid-year campus update Tuesday.

"I can tell you with confidence in this room – we’re going to win," Bodnar said.

University Of Montana Reopens Hall After Asbestos Closure

Mar 12, 2019
McGill Hall at the University of Montana.
Edward O'Brien / Montana Public Radio

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has reopened McGill Hall after officials detected "unacceptable levels" of asbestos in dust inside the building.

The Missoulian reports the building, which features a media arts lab, a preschool and a child care facility, was reopened Monday for the first time since Jan. 29.

University of Montana's Main Hall.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

Black and African college students from around northwest Montana and Michigan will converge in Missoula this weekend to discuss racial discrimination, political disenfranchisement, social organization and other topics. 

Enrollment Decline Slows At The University Of Montana

Feb 13, 2019
The University of Montana campus.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Enrollment continues to decline at the University of Montana but the decline has slowed.

The university counted 10,644 students for the spring 2019 semester. That is down 2.9 percent from the fall semester.