Undergraduate in-state tuition could rise by almost $4,000 in the next two years from this year's levels, UA President Robert Shelton told the Faculty Senate last night.
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In the midst of an ongoing campaign to discuss the UA transformation with a broad range of campus leaders, Provost Meredith Hay paid a visit last night to the graduate student governing body.
Launch of the new face of arizona.edu has been delayed indefinitely after it went up for less than an hour Sunday night, an official said.
In a world desperately in need of solutions to a growing food shortage crisis, one UA student has engineered a solution that could have large-scale applications for the food industry.
A campus technology spokesperson said that the problem which triggered the longest-ever WebMail outage earlier this week has been isolated and temporarily solved.
The dim yellow sodium lamps lining the UA Mall have lit up countless tailgates, soccer games and vendors. But last night the lamps illuminated something never before seen on campus: hundreds of cheering students in their underwear.In what organizers called an overwhelming success, the first-ever Undie Run took off on the Mall last night, with official estimates placing the number of barely-clad runners at well over 300. ""This is more than I thought would be here, no lie. And we got more coming,"" organizer Jamal Boddie, a journalism senior, said before the event.The run, Boddie said, was meant to bring students together to kick off Homecoming Weekend and raise clothing donations for local charity. The course followed a path from the Campbell Ave. end of the Mall, past Old Main, down University Ave. to Euclid Ave., and back again.As students stretched to warm up, many could barely contain their excitement.""It's one of the most epic things ever,"" material sciences freshman Brian Akpan said.While most students said they felt comfortable showing skin, the main concern among many seemed to be the physical exertion required for the fast-paced run.""I'm nervous because I'm a slow runner,"" psychology freshman Tia Sutton said.Dumbfounded bystanders watched in confused amazement as the crowd made its way across campus.""I'm just wondering what the hell is going on,"" said Tucson resident Michael Kemp, 49, who was lucky enough to be passing through campus at the time. ""It almost makes me want to take my pants off and run."" Also on the sidelines were some exhausted runners taking a moment to catch their breath. Journalism junior Kyndra Countryman and a group of friends cheered from the sidewalk as they gathered their strength for the final push.""We're too out of shape,"" Countryman said.University of Arizona Police Department bicycle officers on the scene said there were no incidents but declined to comment further.20 minutes later, the run was over and the crowd dispersed, leaving behind several overflowing boxes of donated clothes and the groundwork for what Boddie said he hopes will become a long-time campus tradition.""From the looks of it, we gotta do it again next year,"" he said.
If you go:What: First-ever UA Undie RunWho: Hosted by journalism senior Jamal Boddie and open to all studentsWhere: UA Mall at Campbell Ave.When: 8 p.m.Homecoming Weekend will get off to a running start today, but don't expect to see anyone dressed up.
A few months ago, the Red Planet was white.
Money was on the minds of members of the Faculty Senate at its meeting last night, with informational briefings from a number of administrators on issues related to the UA's budget.The budget is ""the not-quite-four-letter word that's on all our minds these days,"" President Robert Shelton said.In her opening address to the Senate, Provost Meredith Hay introduced a large-scale reformation of the UA's budget management process known as the ""Budget Redesign,"" which Hay called ""probably the most complicated, in-depth redesign of the university's budget ever.""The plan, which Hay said will take many months to put in place, would involve funneling available dollars more directly to the colleges, especially the tuition money those colleges are responsible for bringing in. The redesign is only in its infancy, said Associate Professor of History and former Secretary of the Faculty J.C. Mutchler.""Nothing has been firmly decided,"" Mutchler said. Vice Dean of the Eller College of Management Leslie Eldenberg fleshed the plan out in a little more detail, although she did not have time in the meeting to present an extensive slide presentation that was included in an informational packet given out to senators. Eldenberg, who is heading a committee to develop the new budget model, said she conducted exhaustive research on the UA's peer universities to develop the new system. The meeting also featured updates from the presidents of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona and the Graduate and Professional Student Council. GPSC President David Talenfeld presented the Senate with the most recent version of the graduate student bill of rights and responsibilities and asked that the bill be included on the Senate's agenda for endorsement at its December meeting.ASUA President Chris Nagata asked for and received the Senate's endorsement of a ""Textbook Letter of Commitment,"" an informal pledge to be signed by willing faculty members stipulating that they will agree to use textbooks for two consecutive years whenever possible to keep costs down for students.Also presented at the meeting was a ""Strategic Plan Scorecard,"" developed by Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee Chair Lynn Nadel. The scorecard, the first of its kind and compiled at the behest of Hay, is meant as a qualitative assessment of the university's progress on its Strategic Plan, a broad layout of long-term goals.""This is a first attempt at using the strategic plan the way it should be used,"" Nadel said.The scorecard includes detailed statistics on figures such as enrollment and retention rates, degree costs and endowment amounts, and compares these figures to averages from peer institutions. What the numbers reveal, Nadel said, is that ""we're doing good at everything it doesn't take a lot of money to do good at.""Nadel said he plans to take the scorecard to the Arizona Board of Regents as a show of the state of the university.""Part of the exercise here is for this to be a little bit of a reality check,"" he said.
UA technology officials confirmed this weekend that CatMail, a new campus e-mail system operated by Google, will open today as scheduled.
Graduate student leaders tackled internal debate over the graduate student bill of rights at their meeting last night, just days after the bill received a unanimous endorsement from the Graduate Council.
The UA campus got a shock yesterday with a sudden cold spurt that dipped high temperatures to 20 degrees below Tuesday's.
A graduate student bill of rights and responsibilities took a major step forward Friday with a unanimous endorsement from the Graduate Council, Chair of the Graduate Council Andrew Carnie said.
In what Arizona law experts called a rare moment of public reflection from the U.S. Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer appeared yesterday for a discussion of their methods for interpreting the Constitution.
The body of faculty members and administrators responsible for graduate academic policy formation, the Graduate Council, will meet today to discuss amending and possibly endorsing a graduate student bill of rights.The bill, which outlines a series of rights and responsibilities for graduate students, is currently being developed by the Graduate and Professional Student Council. The GPSC is seeking input from policy bodies like the Graduate Council. The endorsement of the council, although not officially required to ratify the bill, is a necessary step before the bill can be presented to President Robert Shelton for final approval, GPSC leaders said.""They're the people in a position to sort of whisper in administrators' ears,"" GPSC President David Talenfeld, a second-year judicial sciences student, said of the Graduate Council.
The application pool for the next student regent on the Arizona Board of Regents closed last night, with a total of 15 applicants.
Graduate student leaders hit their first minor stumbling block on the path to a graduate student bill of rights at their meeting Wednesday evening.
Graduate student leaders last night named a special guest judge for their upcoming Student Showcase: KOLD weatherman Chuck George.
Phi Kappa Psi is continuing its internal investigation of the Daily Wildcat newspaper theft last week, the fraternity's president said Monday, although he declined to elaborate further.
Some of the thousands of Arizona Daily Wildcat issues stolen Oct. 8 were recovered at two sites near West Anklam Road on Friday.