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Old 07-25-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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The medical school does not need to be moved. Another can be developed as is currently being done in Washington State. Nevada, especially Las Vegas has grown to support another medical school.
I know several retired folk who live part time or are thinking of retiring elsewhere from Seattle, but their primary concern about Las Vegas is medical care.
Developing another medical school will cost but...
I just moved from Vegas, TO Seattle. Many reasons, but one of them was FOR the university (specific degree I am going for). UNLV made so many cuts, and as it is they were already limited in what their "specialties" were as far as degrees. "Developing another medical school would cost", is correct all right. My experience living here has been that the least expensive route is the one chosen. They simply won't go for it.

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I would think upgrading UNLV to or above the level of UNR should be the first step.

The medical school should be the first target. Simply move the class that begins in say 2015 to UNLV.

Follow that up with the major graduate schools. Move UNR to the appropriate status as a secondary feeder college. If budgets must tighten simply take the lions share from UNR and protect UNLV.

I see no reason why the south should play second fiddle to the north...
I agree.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I see no reason why the south should play second fiddle to the north...
That won't happen with our current state government. Northern Republicans will do what they do best -- siphon money away from Las Vegas to subsidize themselves.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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The medical school does not need to be moved. Another can be developed as is currently being done in Washington State. Nevada, especially Las Vegas has grown to support another medical school.
I know several retired folk who live part time or are thinking of retiring elsewhere from Seattle, but their primary concern about Las Vegas is medical care.
Developing another medical school will cost but...
I disagree. Move it and allow UNR to develop a new one if they wish. We start by assuring the funding and capabilities of UNLV. Then UNR. The medical school is particularly blatant. The great teaching hospital is UMC and that should be the site of the Medical School. It is not simply because of the old north pillage of the south.

It could be a really good litmus test issue. If you wish to represent southern Nevada in the legislature you agree to the move of the medical school. There are lots of other issues you could pick but this one has all the right on the south side...
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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All I ask for is that our representatives in the state legislature, I dunno, actually represent our interests. And not the interests of a bunch of northern welfare ranchers.

Drives me nuts. Politicians like Bob Beers get elected on a platform of "fiscal responsibility" and then proceed to give all of our tax money -- lock, stock and barrel -- to fund projects in rural and northern Nevada.

Phooey!
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I've taught in a desperate area of urban NYC, affluent suburbs of New Jersey (both public and private school). We'll see what Vegas throws my way. I'm no newbie to teaching, so I bring with me some experience. I don't give up on kids, so I find wherever I'm teaching I do my best. Doubt Vegas can show me anything that So. Bronx NYC hasn't.
Good luck...you're heading to a state that does not value education, nor properly funds it. NV is ranked 2nd worst in the nation.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Good luck...you're heading to a state that does not value education, nor properly funds it. NV is ranked 2nd worst in the nation.
As has been pointed out dozens of times the standing of Nevada simply reflects the fact that it is two large urban school systems and nothing else.

The top half of the schools are reasonable to excellent southwestern schools. They will be just like what you would find in Orange County or Phoenix or Riverside. They will be interchangable with good school systems in Cleveland or Louisville or Nashville or Rochester NY and better than most of Florida.

The lower half of the Las Vegs schools stink...just like those of the lower half of Los Angeles or NYC or Atlanta. Welcome to the reality of urban educaton compounded by southwestern cheap.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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It has been my experience that residents of Las Vegas despise progress of any type. You may believe what you want but the fact of the matter is that without better education companies wont relocate, new businesses wont thrive, and Las Vegas will always be that place were people go to **** away money in casinos. Unfortunately, when the economy is down, the city is down. Others who want change, dont want to pay which means they really dont want change. And maybe the biggest problem isnt the ignorance or greediness among residents but the conservatives in Carson City. Perhaps the first step is charter Las Vegas into a home rule city? But what I dont understand is how residents can sit there and argue nothing is wrong with the city and local economy.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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here's a couple of random thoughts...

why wouldn't UNR & UNLV share a medical school with 2 locations, perhaps that each
specialize in certain disciplines, but the entry level medical is available at both?

also, why isn't there a reputable chiropractic college, or acupuncture school here?
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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It has been my experience that residents of Las Vegas despise progress of any type. You may believe what you want but the fact of the matter is that without better education companies wont relocate, new businesses wont thrive, and Las Vegas will always be that place were people go to **** away money in casinos. Unfortunately, when the economy is down, the city is down. Others who want change, dont want to pay which means they really dont want change. And maybe the biggest problem isnt the ignorance or greediness among residents but the conservatives in Carson City. Perhaps the first step is charter Las Vegas into a home rule city? But what I dont understand is how residents can sit there and argue nothing is wrong with the city and local economy.
The three big cities in the middle of the southwest are Vegas, Phoenix and Riverside/San Bernadino. They have taken almost the same hit in the downturn...in fact the worst unemployment is in Riverside. The other two are difersified with a University. Did not help them much.

We will likely recover as well as either. And perhaps better.

This is a blue color town. It is not San Jose or Boston. I doubt very much it is ever going to have a high Phd level.

Home rule is simply impractical without a rewrite of the Nevada Constitution. You would do much better to simply take over the state and run it with a Las Vegas bias.

Can't wait to open the new state capitol on the north end of the strip.

What is it you think wrong with the local economy? We just had our second biggest industry destroyed and it is not coming back. So we need to live with that. I would think though we are well on our way.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Nebuchadnezzar
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I disagree. Move it and allow UNR to develop a new one if they wish. We start by assuring the funding and capabilities of UNLV. Then UNR. The medical school is particularly blatant. The great teaching hospital is UMC and that should be the site of the Medical School. It is not simply because of the old north pillage of the south.
Ok, that was an easy solution. I hear they move medical schools all the time.
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