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Smatresk Says More Freshman Enrolled at UNLV
Smatresk Says More Freshman Enrolled at UNLV

 

UNLV President Neal Smatresk gave his annual State of the University address Thursday before a packed crowd at the Judy Bayley Theatre.

The address is the traditional kick off to the new academic year. During the address, Smatresk said freshman enrollment at the university is up, which  he says means there will be an increase in revenue in the future.

Smatresk also said that an announcement about a new arena is expected soon.

"Imagine tripling the number of seats with a new venue that can take events that can't be hosted in Las Vegas.  Remember, we are the largest convention city in the world, and we lack a facility that can seat 60,000 comfortably, a world class facility," Smatresk said.

He also said no tuition increases are expected for next year. He also told the crowd he wanted to restore pay and benefits to faculty who saw cutbacks during the budget crisis.