Guest Evi Buell is a tenured college English professor, Vice Chair of the Elko City Planning Commission and is transitioning. She talks about her experience in navigating physical, emotional and social complications in rural Nevada. The Elko County School Board is making adjustments to the Elko County School District Policy that applies to Gender Non-Conforming Students and while the policy addresses some aspects of gender discrimination it also defines “Gender” as “means a student’s biological sex assigned at birth.” The board has already been scrutinized by the ACLU for a previous policy that denied a middle school transgender student access to a male bathroom and locker room.
Great Basin College President Joyce Helens discusses funding challenges to rural higher education with plans to grow programs, from offering athletics to highlighting workforce development. The president recently received a four-year extension of her contract amid praise from the governing Board of