Arizona's not-so-secret Santa

While he may lack the white beard and giant belly, Arizona Assistant Director of Equipment Operations Brian Brigger provides many athletes a Christmas throughout the school year in the form of team gear. Read more

Creating visual conversations around gun violence

Two University of Arizona students aspired to bring the community closer by talking about gun violence through an interactive art exhibit held on campus. “A Memorial for Past and Potential Gun Victims” was held in the Lionel Rombach Gallery, accross from the Center for Creative Photography, and ran from from Sept. 5 until Sept. 13. The exhibit aimed to bring awareness to the consequences of gun violence in America through art, according to the creators.  Read more

LGBTQ+ fraternities/sororities balance exclusivity with inclusivity

“Most of our predominantly white organizations had exclusionary clauses, so you had to be white in order to join, and that wasn’t really lifted until the late 70s, early 80s,” said Marcos Guzman, senior coordinator for UA Fraternity & Sorority Programs. “Students of color couldn’t join, so a lot of culturally- and multiculturally-based organizations started to pop up to meet the needs of students of color who wanted to join fraternal organizations.” Read more

Travel back in time with UA Libraries

The University of Arizona Special Collections Library is known for its access to unique materials that have given Tucson residents an opportunity to explore both the culture and history of the city.  “1968 in America”, curated by associate librarian Bob Diaz, is the newest exhibit in the Special Collections Library, which opened Sept. 4 and is available through Dec. 7.  Read more

Skinner's Losers: Week 2 picks

Well, that wasn’t the best start in the world. When I started this gambling column, and named it Skinners Winner’s, going 0-5 during my opening week wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned.  Read more

GUEST LETTER: The UA Strategic Plan lacks everything that would make it stand out

Before proceeding any further with the UA Strategic Plan, I would urge everyone involved to read Gaye Tuchman’s 2009 book "Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University" (and for an added bonus, especially for its vicious dismantling of the empty, and yet still-with-us, term “excellence,” pick up Bill Readings’s marvelous 1996 "The University in Ruins").  Read more