New Mexico State University is spending $6.3 million in federal pandemic relief money on almost two dozen projects to “further the university’s strategic goals, including student success and social mobility,” and will use close to another $6 million on other student-oriented goals and technology.
The university announced June 30 it will fund 23 projects using federal money obtained through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Notably, NMSU said some of the funding will be used to provide every freshman student an iPad at the beginning of the fall semester. The university said the iPads will enhance students’ digital literacy skills. NMSU also received $1 million it will dedicate toward teaching assistantships in individual colleges.
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