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The Board of Regents chose Len Jessup of the University of Arizona as their choice hire for UNLV president.

In Jessup we trust? BOR's pick for UNLV's next prez has proven himself a solid fundraiser

November 26th, 2014

The Board of Regents chose Len Jessup of the University of Arizona as their choice hire for UNLV president.

  • As We See It

    The margins tax initiative that failed on election night last week is just one in a series of recent failures.

  • As We See It

    “It is not being proposed to teach in kindergarten. Not even close. We would never be discussing that.”

  • Featured

    Cheating firemen. Jimmy Kimmel's big CCSD donation. Lake Tahoe's four-pound goldfish (!), plus other stories you might have missed in 2013.

  • As We See It

    The NHSPE, a barrier to graduation for those who don’t pass it, will be phased out beginning in the 2014-15 school year ... which means ...

  • Entertainment

    From Matthew Gray Gubler to Julianne Hough, these stars used to be local students.

  • News

    UNLV is planning to build apartment-style dormitories that officials hope will be open to students by fall 2015.

  • News

    As a not-so-popular teenager, she took up running. When the other kids saw she was good at it, high school life became easier. Almost two ...

  • News

    While Nevada lawmakers debate the merits of legalizing marijuana, one company is looking at opening the state's first medical marijuana school this month. The Budtender ...

  • News

    A once-empty lot at Eighth and Fremont streets, adjacent to the coming downtown Container Park, is now full of more than a dozen large trailers. ...

  • News

    Stefania Druga is only 26 but has lived around the world and, more intriguingly, knows how to make a battery from a lemon, extract DNA ...

  • News

    University of Iowa lecturer David Gould has created a course that links Las Vegas and Iowa City because of what’s happening downtown; it might not ...

  • A&E

    In a city driven by sex, one group is trying to help Las Vegas residents explore sexuality in a decidedly novel way.

  • AllNews

    Players gather around a craps table in a dimly lit room filled with slot machines and blackjack tables. A woman throws a pair of dice, ...

  • Community

    Over the past few months, thousands of young Nevadans have gotten their first taste of politics in the trenches as volunteers for presidential campaigns. As ...

  • Education

    On Wednesday — the day before "move-in day" — Richard Clark, UNLV's director of housing and residential life, gave the Sun an extensive tour of ...

  • Education

    A lot has changed at Chaparral High School this year — new leadership, new teachers and a new attitude about discipline and academics. Not everyone ...

  • Education

    With graduation on June 15, Weekly checks back in with the students we met last fall.

  • Henderson

    Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like we live in a ridiculous town. In the latest example, Clark County has put the squeeze on a ...

  • Education

    When President Barack Obama takes center stage at UNLV today, he’ll be stumping on student loans and repeating a complaint that’s become a central refrain ...

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  • Dining

    Drop that baster! Make a reservation this Turkey Day.

  • Weekly Q&A

    "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

  • MirageSteve WynnLas Vegas Strip

    Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve ...

  • Fine Art

    "It's time to refresh the project, look at options of location and ensure that our communication about the project is more clear than it has ...

  • A&E

    Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • Incidental Tourist

    Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

  • MirageFeaturedLas Vegas Strip

    If you were there for the opening of the Mirage 25 years ago, Folk was probably the first person you met.

  • Dining

    Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.

  • Dining

    If you thought last year's Grand Banquet was amazing, wait until you see the sequel.

  • Reviews

    The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

  • As We See It

    The race packed 23 obstacles in a punishing 5-mile loop that runners completed over and over again for 24 hours straight.

  • As We See It

    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

  • Hot Spots

    Also, a Rebel Pride edition of GBDC and Adore Delano at Piranha.

  • Nightlife

    A trio of seasonal sips at the hotel's crystal cocoon.

  • As We See It

    And the chicken fried steak tastes just as good.

  • Dining

    If you’re going to consume the acclaimed Alba white truffles, you should go all out. And November is the time.

  • Recipes

    Borrow these eclectic dishes to add something different to your turkey-day table.