David Savitt, associate professor in the department of mathematics, has always had a special connection with math.
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Four Eller College of Management students rang in the new year by winning the national PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting case competition, scoring $10,000.
Please don’t stop the music
Children, students, teachers and people from across Tucson gathered on the UA Mall on Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and promote current social justice issues.
When I first came to the UA for orientation, Safe Ride was vaunted as a service that I could use to get around late at night if I was scared or if I didn’t feel comfortable walking home after a party. If I was lucky, and asked nicely enough, it could even take me to Fry’s.
Three days after the disastrous Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss international environmental policies. However, despite this latest disaster looming over their heads, negotiators failed to make a substantial commitment to curb emissions and slow global warming.
On Nov. 6, Washington state’s Initiative 522, which would have required genetically engineered foods to be labeled as such, failed in the voting booths — a travesty for truth that should not go unnoticed.
Following the suicide of a 12-year-old in Florida last month, Mark O’Mara, a criminal defense lawyer, drafted a bill that would hold parents accountable for how their children bully others on the internet. This legislation “places legal responsibility on parents, making them liable for what the children do with the online access parents provide,” O’Mara said in an Op-Ed for CNN.
Our country was founded on the idea of separating church and state. This should be taken seriously at all levels of government to ensure that citizens are able to engage in public discourse without feeling unwelcome or uncomfortable.
A Tucson man pled guilty to manslaughter last month in an assisted suicide case. Physician-assisted suicide is legal under the Death with Dignity Act in my hometown of Seattle, so I was horrified to hear that he could receive seven to 10.5 years in jail — until I heard the whole story.
Students who come to the UA determined to lead a healthy lifestyle may have to pause and check their pocketbooks. Choosing healthy food options here is more expensive and more difficult than it should be at a university.
Around 4,000 incoming freshmen received an Apple iPad this fall as part of their merit scholarship. Although it’s commendable that the UA is trying to embrace new technology to enhance the learning environment, the iPad fails to provide students with a practical tool for school.