Most Popular Headlines on Newswire for 2018

An article about the Panhellenic Bid Day being broadcast by UATV proved to be the best read article on during 2018.
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An article about the Panhellenic Bid Day being broadcast by UATV proved to be the best read article on during 2018.

The University of Arkansas news site,, garnered more than 1 million views during 2018, and readers spent an average of 3 minutes reading each article.

The most popular stories included large events such as Bid Day and Distinguished Lecturer Kareem Abdul Jabbar and new things on campus such as the bike-share program and start of construction of the Stadium Drive Residence Halls. The appointment of a new dean of the School of Law and naming of the Alumni Association's Razorback Classics also scored high in readership.

Here are the top ten most popular stories of 2018, based on page views

1. Panhellenic Bid Day to Be Broadcast Live — The student television station, UATV, broadcast the 2018 Bid Day live, and this article promoted the time, date and instructions for how to view the broadcast. 11,066 views.

2. University Buses Can Be Tracked in Real Time — The Office of Parking and Transit upgraded the tracking elements in the Razorback Transit buses so that their location could be found on campus maps available on smart phones. 6,582 views.

3. Kareem Abdul Jabbar Is Coming to Walton Arena — The basketball great Kareem Abdul Jabbar came to campus as the Distinguished Lecturer in spring and talked with students about the Skyhook Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for underserved communities. 4,402 views.

4. U of A and Fayetteville Launch VeoRide Bike-Share Program — The new program provided a fleet of 340 bicycles and electric-assist bikes to be used anywhere in Fayetteville. More than 16,500 rides covering over 6,000 miles were taken in the first month. 4,012 views.

5. Seniors of Significance Chosen by Alumni Association — The Arkansas Alumni Association announced its fourth class of Seniors of Significance, a total of 71 graduating seniors, commemorating the university's founding date of 1871, were recognized. 3,894 views.

6. Honors College Selects 2018 Class of Fellows — The Honors College selected 88 exceptional high school students, 79 of them Arkansans, to receive prestigious Honors College Fellowships. 3,864 views.

7. ASG Announces the 2018 Homecoming Court — Fourteen students – seven women and seven men – were chosen as part of the homecoming court, with each of them eligible to be elected Homecoming King and Queen. 3,625 views.

8. Actress Laverne Cox to Give Distinguished Lecture — An Emmy Award-winning actress, documentary film producer and civil rights advocate, Laverne Cox presented the distinguished lecture in October. 3,438 views.

9. Sova McCabe Named Dean of the School of Law — Margaret Sova McCabe, professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, was named the new dean of the School of Law and assumed her duties on July 1. 3,304 views.

10. New Campus Map Is Interactive — An update to the online campus map makes finding landmarks and directions intuitive and easy to use. The new application,, is integrated with Google Maps. 3,066 views.

The next 10 top stories include:

  1. Construction Underway on Stadium Drive Residence Halls

  2. Honors College Announces 2018 Bodenhamer Fellows

  3. U of A Sets New Record for Retention and Graduation

  4. Apparel Majors Invited to Model Razorback Gear at NY Fashion Week

  5. Class Assignment About Lyme Disease Turns Into Publication

  6. U of A Research May Lead to New Source of Green Energy

  7. Freshman Pep Rally Broadcast Live From Razorback Stadium

  8. Graduate Programs Continue Rise in U.S. News Rankings

  9. McCoy Named Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

  10. Pryor Center to Host Author Garrard Conley



Charlie Alison, executive editor
University Relations


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