A crowd of people dressed in red and blue amassed under the trees in Alumni Plaza in front of the Administration building on Monday morning to celebrate the arrival of President Ann Weaver Hart for her fist public appearance as president.
Following an introduction by the Pride of Arizona marching band and several speeches from Provost and Chief of Staff Jacqueline Mok, Associated Students of the University of Arizona Vice President Krystina Nguyen and Graduate and Professional Student Council President Zachary Brooks, Hart made a speech of her own, where she expressed excitement to address various “challenges” as president.
“This is the kind of institution where we’re going to win a gold buckle,” Hart said, referring to a comparison she had made between leading the university and rodeo achievements. “I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and to joining together to help the future of this great institution be great in the way it was in the past, but even better as we look to becoming and staying one of the finest universities in the world and filling that incredibly important role
in our broader society.” After the presentations, Hart met and spoke with people who filed up
the steps of the Administration building.
Hart officially took office as president at the start of the month, but did not arrive in Tucson until Monday.
By Kyle Mittan
The Arizona baseball team celebrated its national championship Tuesday in front of about 5,000 fans in McKale Center.
The Arizona Wildcats took on the Bucknell Bison from Mckale Center in a first round NIT Tournament matchup on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The Wildcats we edged by the Bison 65-54 in regulation ending Arizona’s 2011-2012 basketball season.
The Arizona Wildcats took on the Oregon State Beavers in the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament semifinal match from Staples Center on Friday, March 9, 2012. After going into the half down seven, the Wildcats went on to win it 72-61 advancing them to the championship round.
The Arizona Wildcats took on the ASU Sun Devils in Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, March 4, 2012. The Wildcats lost to the Devils 87-80.
The Arizona Wildcats took on the UCLA Bruins on senior day from McKale Center on Saturday, February 25, 2012. The Wildcats edged out the Bruins 65-63 in regulation.
The Arizona Wildcats took on the USC Trojans in McKale Center on Thursday, February 22, 2012. The Wildcats went on to win 70-54 over the struggling Southern Calif. squad.