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Keila Szpaller


Missoula, MT, United States

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Past articles by Keila:

Students have an uphill battle to degrees, but Montana educators push for success

At Helena College, a 26-year-old student raising her daughter alone schedules class around her job at a grocery store. Stephanie Heitman’s paychecks were going toward unpaid medical bills until her → Read More

Montana Board of Regents approves tuition freeze

The Montana Board of Regents lent support Thursday to Gov. Steve Bullock's goal to boost the number of Montanans with higher education, and also approved a tuition freeze for the → Read More

University of Montana pushes to expand online education

The University of Montana wants to stake a claim in the online market for "distance learners." → Read More

Asbestos levels high and widespread in McGill; University of Montana conducts more analysis

One surface test for asbestos in the McGill Hall preschool at the University of Montana showed 240,000 fibers per square centimeter on a shelf roughly three feet tall, according to → Read More

Sizable sculptures: Giant kiln expands possibilities for Montana ceramicists

Trey Hill is painting the largest sculpture he's built in the United States. → Read More

Judge denies venue change request in Missoula murder, dismemberment case

Tiffanie Pierce, charged in a double homicide and dismemberment case, will stand trial in Missoula County if an impartial jury can be seated. → Read More

Bill would boost need-based college financial aid in Montana by $10 million

Sam Forstag patched together two or three jobs, financial aid, Pell grants and scholarships to be able to afford the University of Montana. → Read More

Lawmakers ask about enrollment, related issues, at Montana flagship universities

Enrollment at the flagships — the glut at Montana State University and deficiency at the University of Montana — was among the topics lawmakers raised Tuesday in a budget discussion → Read More

'Opaque policies' cause concern about oversight of University of Montana's Greek system

The fallout from a criminal charge that a fraternity member raped a sorority member raises questions about oversight of the Greek system at the University of Montana. → Read More

Outfitted and guided experiences drive tourism revenue in Montana

Outfitting and guiding are bringing significant and growing dollars to Montana, according to a new report from the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. → Read More

University of Montana retired faculty member says he'll debate Stephen Bannon

Michel Valentin, a fiery agitator and former faculty member at the University of Montana, said he has agreed to debate nationalist Stephen Bannon, who is listed as the keynote speaker → Read More

Judge denies motion to dismiss case against publisher of neo-Nazi website

A U.S. District Court Judge in Montana denied a neo-Nazi website publisher's motion to dismiss a complaint against him for launching a "troll storm" against a Whitefish woman. → Read More

Stephen Bannon will be keynote speaker at conference in Missoula, website shows

An upcoming conference in Missoula identifies Stephen Bannon as a keynote speaker, although the organizer has not responded as to whether the former chief strategist for the White House will → Read More

One University of Montana college isn't getting cut, but the dean isn't celebrating

Just one college at the University of Montana is getting a boost to its bottom line as the flagship cuts $5 million from its teaching budget. → Read More

Missoula GOP leader: Local Republicans energized by President Trump's visit

Mary Ann Gillispie plans to be at the airport at 8 a.m. sharp Thursday — a latte in hand — to be sure she gets to see President Donald Trump. → Read More

Protesting President Donald Trump in Missoula takes different forms

When news hit that President Donald Trump would hold a rally in lefty Missoula, social media erupted about the best way to respond. → Read More

University of Montana enrollment VP: 'We're going to get it right'

The University of Montana spends a bit more money to recruit than other institutions of a similar size, $659 per student compared to $623, according to a UM vice president. → Read More

Montana Board of Regents approves $1.56 billion budget

The Montana Board of Regents approved Wednesday a $1.56 billion budget for the 2019 fiscal year, albeit with questions and pointed observations. → Read More

Montana citizens have a right to know; Krakauer case could determine if they can afford it

Earlier this year, Mary Lou Pilati wanted to see documents related to a real estate sale by the town of Fromberg, outside Billings. → Read More

Defining 'right' size and mission, as University of Montana-MSU enrollment gap widens

The University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University in Bozeman may look more different than ever this fall, with enrollment disparity between the flagships likely at its widest → Read More