Muslims on campus have begun observing Ramadan, the Islamic holy month ordaining they refrain from eating or drinking during daylight. Fasting began on Aug. 1.
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PHOENIX — The last time there were so many Wildcats together in Sun Devil territory was when the UA men's basketball team made it to the Elite Eight. More than 1,400 incoming freshmen, friends and family showed up on July 31 for the 2011 Phoenix Summer Send-Off at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort to get immersed in all things red and blue. The Pride of Arizona marching band played the fight song, which nearly drowned out the crowd's chants of, "U of A … U of A."
Arizona Athletics has decided to save some green by going paperless for all season ticket renewal statements.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed Sunday to cut federal deficits by trillions of dollars over the next decade while raising the nation's debt limit before Tuesday's deadline. "This compromise does make a serious down payment on the deficit reduction we need and gives each party a strong incentive to get a balanced plan done before the end of the year," Obama said Sunday night.
The UA has historically received thousands of more dollars from the state general fund per full-time equivalent (FTE) than the other Arizona universities, a disparity that could be another reason for an ongoing debate to switch to a performance-based funding model for higher education. Performance-based funding is part of a national trend that would link state funding with gains in certain performance areas.
The search is on for a new UA president.
While it won’t be on the final, new students are strongly encouraged to go to the freshman convocation each year.
New UA Provost Jacqueline Lee Mok doesn’t mince words about how she feels in her new position. “Lucky,” she said. “I feel really lucky.”
*Debt ceiling crisis* The debate in Congress over increasing the debt ceiling and cutting government spending went on for weeks in late July under the looming threat of federal default. A government default, the failure to pay interest on national debt, could have caused interest rates connected to treasury securities, such as those on mortgage and car loans, to rise and many people would have been temporarily denied government services. The crisis was resolved when the bill to raise the debt ceiling was passed by the House of Representatives on Aug.
Months of waiting and checking online for roommate assignments ended for the 6,400 students who moved into the residence halls last week.
Loud music, bright outfits and enthused members of Greek Life were commonplace on Bid Day, the final step of the Panhellenic rush process.
ASUA and GPSC, the UA’s student governmental bodies, have a variety of goals for the year, including finding new ways to fundraise for student services and events as well as battling potential tuition and fee increases.
CHICAGO — Researchers say they found a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that could lead to an effective treatment.
The UA tested a new mass notification system on campus last week as a possible resource to improve communication and preparedness should a critical incident occur.
The UA has heavily emphasized diversity the past few years and this year’s freshman class reflects that. “It’s the most diverse we’ve ever had,” said Kasey Urquidez, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and dean of Admissions. This continues a recent trend stretching back the last five years.
Leaving the rigid, daily structure of high school for the more flexible, self-reliant model of university life can be jarring to an incoming freshman.
While the 23-member UA Presidential Search Committee includes regents, university administrators and ASUA President James Allen, it does not include a graduate or professional student.
Over the past 10 years, the number of Arizona parents who opted to not inoculate their child has doubled.
Bark scorpion stings used to mean breathing tubes, sedation and several-day stays in the intensive care unit for children brought to UMC.
If the end of summer means the end of your summer job, Career Services has just the event for you.