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Opinions Board: Boos and Bravos 6/28

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Boos and Bravos highlights the best and worst news concerning the UA and Tucson communities and is brought to you by the Daily Wildcat Opinions Board. We welcome Boos and Bravos from our readers, tell us yours by sending an email to opinion@dailywildcat.com.

Boo to the Arizona Court of Appeals for ruling that DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival students, don’t have legal status in Arizona. This makes DACA students ineligible for in-state tuition. An Arizona Board of Regents survey found that 45 DACA students are at the UA, and there are likely more, who will be impacted by this. 

Bravo to the Eller Sports Management Program’s new and successful class, MGMT 359 Sports Analytics, where students learn how data factors into work done regularly in the sports profession.

Boo to the departure of esteemed UA climate researcher, Jonathan Overpeck. His work, including co-writing a Nobel Peace Prize-winning report, made us proud. He does get a little bravo for moving on to become dean of the Michigan University’s new School for Environment and Sustainability.

Boo to 24/7 Wall St.’s evaluation that Tucson is the 28th worse city to live in. The list of the 50 worst cities in the country uses crime rates, employment growth, entertainment options, education and housing stats to determine the worse places to live.

Bravo to the City of Tucson for moving forward with its bike share program, slated to start this fall. The city received a federal grant of $1.3 million to fund the project which will place self-serve bike rental kiosks around the city.

Boo to a lack of public drinking water fountains in the City of Tucson. With record highs and significant heat related emergency calls already there is a need for public access to water.

Bravo to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild for getting us all early watermelon flavored eegee’s! We aren’t always happy with the ‘system’ but our mayor’s remedy to the heatwave, releasing the July flavor of the month a little early, is something we can sip behind. 


The Daily Wildcat Opinions Board is comprised of Opinions Editor Jamie Verwys, Editor-in-chief Chastity Laskey, Managing Editor Courtney Talak and Arts Editor Kathleen Kunz.



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