Aziza Musa, NWA Democrat-Gazette

Aziza Musa

NWA Democrat-Gazette

Big Rock, AR, United States

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Past articles by Aziza:

UA, foundation emails show messaging team-up

A spokesman encouraged the Razorback Foundation to sidestep questions, one of several instances of the nonprofit and university coordinating on messaging. → Read More

UA's Cossatot College earns U.S. designation

In 2011, Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas set out to achieve its No. 1 priority -- increase its Hispanic enrollment. → Read More

Lawyers question UA logo sharing with Razorback Foundation

The Razorback Foundation has free use of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville trademarks that others must pay to display, an arrangement set by “oral” agreements and university policy that outside attorneys find lacking. → Read More

Arkansas schools ready to administer civics exam; 60 correct answers out of 100 questions required by '17 law

Arkansas' public schools can start administering a civics exam now required for graduation as early as Monday. → Read More

Final deal gives Bielema $11.9M over three years

The nonprofit Razorback Foundation has agreed to pay former head football coach Bret Bielema up to $11.9 million over three years, or roughly twice what the terms of his public employment contract prescribed, the foundation announced Tuesday. → Read More

Arkansas college aims to offer 2 doctoral degrees in nursing, education

Henderson State University wants to offer two doctoral degrees -- one in nursing practice and another in instructional leadership -- by fall 2019. → Read More

UA System focusing on UAMS cash woes

The University of Arkansas System is closely monitoring the financial status of its academic medical center after the layoffs of nearly 260 employees earlier this month to curb a deficit. → Read More

UAMS slashing 600 jobs to curb deficit

The state's largest public employer are cutting 600 positions, nearly half of which were filled, Monday in an effort to curb a deficit almost double the amount it initially budgeted. → Read More

UA in '17 waved off foundation's $12.7M

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in the past year released the Razorback Foundation from $12.7 million in pledges the nonprofit made to Razorback Stadium renovations and to debt from building the 4-year-old football operations center, officials said. → Read More

Board selects NYC doctor to lead UAMS

A New York City cardiologist considers Wednesday -- the day the University of Arkansas board of trustees voted to hire him as chancellor of its academic medical center -- to be "Day One." → Read More

Bielema buyout terms revealed after AG opinion

Former University of Arkansas, Fayetteville football Coach Bret Bielema's deal with the Razorback Foundation set his buyout at $15.4 million if the university fired him in 2017, according to a copy of the agreement released late Thursday under the state's open-records law. → Read More

UA, Razorback Foundation emails number 20,000 pages

About three dozen University of Arkansas, Fayetteville employees exchanged an estimated 20,000 pages of emails this year with the nonprofit foundation that supports Razorback athletics, university officials said. → Read More

Faculties' outcries slow UA System's tenure-policy redo

Faculty members at five University of Arkansas System campuses are waiting for a seat at the table. → Read More

UA fires Bielema after dreary year

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville fired football Coach Bret Bielema on Friday, minutes after losing 48-45 to Missouri in the Razorbacks' final game of a 4-8 season. → Read More

UA just cites 'convenience' in Jeff Long firing; personnel records reveal solid performance reviews

The former athletic director of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville was fired "for convenience," a university official said Friday. → Read More

Football woes cited by trustees as UA fires athletic director; Long to be paid up to $4.6M through 2022

Jeff Long -- the athletic director of the UA for nearly a decade -- was fired Wednesday after support from the Razorback community waned. → Read More

Jeff Long out as Razorbacks athletics director

Jeff Long is no longer employed as Arkansas' athletics director, multiple sources confirmed to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Wednesday. → Read More

UA System taking input on tenure policy changes

The University of Arkansas System has opened up a comment period for policy revisions regarding academic tenure. → Read More

U.N. finds use for NLR professor's video game skills

Mark Barnes played Minecraft nearly every day after he got his hands on an early-release copy of the video game. → Read More

Plan at Arkansas university rethinks entry; campus wants to cut vehicle traffic, add buildings

RUSSELLVILLE — On a regular weekday, there’s hustle and bustle at the intersection of O and Arkansas streets, the main entrance to Arkansas Tech University. → Read More