UA Ph.D student remembered as scholar and friend in the wake of her murder

The University of Arizona lost not only an outstanding scholar but a friend, family member, nature-lover and adventurer on Tuesday, March 5. Genevieve Comeau was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Entomology and Insect Science pursuing a minor in Epidemiology. She and her boyfriend were found shot dead in a house near campus. Police are currently considering it a murder-suicide, determining that her boyfriend shot her before killing himself, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Read more

A look at illegal street racing: Going from the streets to the track

According to Tucson Police Department records, the majority of street racing related cases in Tucson have been linked only to speeding. Most have been reasonably above the speed limit but some cases saw drivers exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more.  In the past five years there have only been a handful of D.U.I. cases. Only 30 people in the last five years were guilty of being under the influence of alcohol, others under the influence of marijuana.  Of those 30 people, 12 were guilty of DUI with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or more, 8 of DUI impaired to the slightest degree, 6 of possessing, selling, transporting or using marijuana, three of possessing, selling, or manufacturing drug paraphernalia, and one minor guilty of driving after drinking.   Read more

University of Arizona 2019 Salary Database

According to the 2018/19 University of Arizona salary database, the university has spent $862 million on salaries for over 12,000 faculty and staff members. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the 2018/2019 Salary Database.  Read more

Jousting, jewelery and turkey legs: RHA to out on their first Renaissance Festival

  The first Renaissance Festival hosted by the Residence Hall Association is coming to the University of Arizona Mall on Saturday, March 23, from 3-6 p.m. The festival will have performances, activity booths and snacks, with free admission. All UA students who want to enjoy the afternoon exploring the Renaissance era are invited, according to Kari Thomas, director of programming for RHA and a neuroscience and cognitive science student. Read more

E-scooters to hit Tucson streets in July

In October of 2018, the University of Arizona banned the use of e-scooters and similar devices on campus. Those caught riding a scooter on campus are subject to possible fines and impounding of the device. Read more