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News Fast Five: DACA

President Donald Trump, via his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced on Sept 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) would be phased out within six months. Read more

College of Medicine to join multi-institutional NIH initiative

To improve the health outcomes of patients with emergency medical conditions, University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, along with five other nationalized institutions, has been chosen to lead the National Institutes of Health’s new clinical and research initiative: Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network — also known as SIREN. Read more

Tucson community and DACA students march on City Hall

Member of the Tucson community protested the recent reversal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policies and marched from De Anza Park to Tucson City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 6. Individuals gathered for a peaceful protest in numbers that exceeded expectations. Read more

Nizhonabah Davis, freshman of distinction

Nizhonabah Rene Davis walked into the heat of her freshman year this fall at the University of Arizona as a freshman of distinction and Flinn scholar. From Ganado, Arizona, Davis felt that Phoenix was too big of a city for her and Northern Arizona University was too close to home. Tucson was the perfect fit. Read more

"Handshake" set to replace Joblink

Over the summer, University of Arizona’s office of Student Engagement and Career Development released a new portal to apply for on-campus jobs and internships - Handshake. Read more

Rio Nuevo bringing new development to Tucson after years of mismanagement

After a checkered past, Rio Nuevo, a special taxing district in Tucson, is achieving success and increasing economic development and output in the community. Rio Nuevo was formed following a 1999 ballot initiative to create a Tax Increment Financing district in Tucson. The district receives a portion of the transaction privilege taxes or sales tax collected within its district. Read more

VeloVets provides cycling opportunities for all

Veterans from the Tucson community are improving their lives through VeloVets, a non-profit, all-inclusive cycling organization.  It started over four years ago when director and former UA professor Giuliana Donnelly asked her friends for help on an idea she had. Read more