(Mark Ciavola) – Yesterday, former congresswoman and UNLV professor Dina Titus sent an update to the subscribers of her campaign website announcing that she will be hosting a new radio show at UNLV’s radio station KUNV 91.5 FM. The show, which will air on Tuesdays and Thursdays during drive time, launches the first week of March and is co-sponsored by UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. According to Titus, the show will feature interviews with local policy makers, trend setters, and university scholars.
“If Dina Titus wants to host a radio show which will keep her name in front of voters until she leaves to run for office again in 2012, she should do it on her own time with her own money,” said Mark Ciavola, president of the UNLV College Republicans.
Titus returned to UNLV this semester receiving a salary of $107,855, and many have questioned the circumstances of her return. University officials have explained that she is teaching one “conventional” class, Women in Politics, while also restarting her research and working with the Black Mountain Institute to produce and host the radio show.
“This is yet another glaring example of how misplaced UNLV’s priorities are at a time when its president, Neal Smatresk, is threatening financial exigency over budget cuts,” concluded Ciavola.
(Mark Ciavola is President of UNLV College Republicans.)