SAACA celebrates Mexican food, fun and flavor

The Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance (SAACA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the arts, hosts several events throughout the year that highlight Tucson culture, from music to food. It held the third annual Tucson 23 Miles of Mexican Food festival at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa on June 16 which featured food, live music, art and drinks. This event celebrates the best 23 miles of Mexican food, which is one of Visit Tucson’s main campaigns for the tourism industry according to Shelby Scheer, the operations manager of SAACA. Visit Tucson partnered with SAACA to help represent Mexican culture in an interdisciplinary format. Read more

One year in, Robbins' fingerprints evident around campus

On June 1, 2017, Dr. Robert C. Robbins assumed the position of 22nd President of the University of Arizona. Since then, “Doc” Robbins has gone about putting his own, surgeon-like touch on the UA’s most visible and lucrative department — Health Sciences. But that’s not all.  Read more

Looking back on Arts & Life

A look at some of the top arts & life stories of the semester. Highlighting clubs, events and UA programs the stories cover everything from the arts to student life. Tucson Arts Brigade (TAB) kicked off spring with a call to artists, from all backgrounds, to take part in a three-day mural festival dedicated to creating stories of culture through the arts.  The University of Arizona Poetry Center collaborated with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to display the Woven Words project at their museum grounds, hoping to give audiences a highlight of environmental issues facing the dessert landscape.  The University of Arizona chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)—the College of St. Felix—is a student run organization that practices the skills and tasks of the Middle Ages in modern times.  Local artist and University of Arizona alumnus Nathanael Myers brings creativity to life in Tucson through his desire to kindle the notion of conceptual and visual poetry.   Scott Pask, a University of Arizona alumnus, is a three-time Tony Award winning set designer currently working on the Broadway production of “Mean Girls.”  Read more

Wildcats take over the catwalk

Bright purple lights, a glimmering swimming pool and a tangerine sunset overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains set the scene for the second annual University of Arizona fashion show, showcasing the most trendy, new looks for the Tucson community.   Collections from seven different designers were presented on the Luna rooftop on April 28 as part of UA Fashion Week, hosted by TREND Fashion Club.The club was created through the Terry J Lundgren Center for Retailing in order to provide students in any major with experience in the fashion industry. The club holds weekly meeting as well as fundraising events each year to prepare for fashion week.  Read more

Title IX: What is DeVos looking to change?

 Last September, the US Department of Education, under Secretary Betsy DeVos, released a new set of Title IX guidelines, replacing requirements put in place by the Obama administration to combat sexual misconduct on college campuses, marking the beginning of the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to reform Title IX rules.   Read more

EDITORIAL: UA must resist weakening of Title IX protection

While those being accused of a crime or other violations that could have huge consequences on their lives should absolutely have the ability to defend themselves and appeal their decision, there are no compelling reasons to allow direct confrontation, or to take the right of appeal away from the accuser if the initial hearing does not go in their favor.  Read more