ASUA prepares for the new school year (ASUA Notebook 9/4/2019)

At the second meeting of the semester, new faces predominated the University of Arizona's undergraduate student body government, the Associated Student of The University of Arizona. At the meeting, which occurs every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Pima Room of the Student Union Memorial Center, each senator discussed their goals for the year.  Read more

Protesters call for the removal of professor over homophobic comments

The Queers United Coalition held a protest this morning calling for the removal of Dr. Randal Dull from his position as a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dull recently came under criticism for making homophobic slurs in a letter to a newspaper in 2004 and stepped down from his position as chairman of the department.  Read more

What you need to know about the recent legal claim filed against UA

Anthony DeFrancesco, a former University of Arizona health care executive, has filed a legal claim worth $10 million against the university. DeFrancesco alleges he was fired in retaliation by Dr. Michael Dake, the current senior vice president of UA Health Sciences, after DeFrancesco’s husband, the search committee co-chair, cautioned against Dake’s hiring. The claim also alleges that DeFrancesco was discriminated against because of his sexual orientation. Read more

UA introduces first mandatory meal plan for incoming Honors Village residents

This August, over 1,000 University of Arizona students moved into the newly completed Honors Village — all were required to buy a newly designed swipe-based meal plan. The plan has faced criticism in the past from members of UA’s student government, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, who worried about its cost-effectiveness and impact on accessibility at the already expensive Village.  Read more

Police Beat 8/26/2019: Secret Identity

 While we would not normally give criminal advice, here’s a tip for future conmen: When the police ask for your identity, do not give them a name that sounds like a rejected Marvel comic book character. University of Arizona Police Department officers were patrolling the east side of campus in search of a man reported to be peering into car windows and pulling on their door handles on Aug. 7 at around 12:15 p.m.  Read more