A bill of rights for graduate students, still in its infancy, will face a long road full of bureaucratic challenges before it can become legally binding university policy, officials said.
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The UA's president and provost offered proverbial olive branches to the Faculty Senate on Monday in response to the recent faculty poll, and engaged in an open discussion of transformation issues with concerned senators.
Graduate student leaders took their first steps toward approving a graduate student bill of rights this weekend and agreed upon a tentative rough draft.
The graduate student government began efforts to construct a graduate student bill of rights at its meeting Wednesday night at the urgent behest of the group's president.
Seasonal flu shots have become available for UA affiliates, and Campus Health Service has launched a campaign this week to make the shots easily accessible on campus.
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About 100 students and faculty rallied in front of the Administration building yesterday to voice their frustration with state budget cuts and the UA transformation process.
A new Arizona law could reduce the availability of emergency contraception medication for women on campus and in the community.
WebMail and some other university Internet services were down for a couple hours this afternoon due to a power loss in the University Information Technology Services data center.
President Robert Shelton will participate in a town hall-style meeting today to talk about issues affecting UA staff.
Wade Worrell is a farming man and he knows his crop.
Calling all students: starting today, ASUA is accepting applications for the next student representative for the Arizona Board of Regents, the state's governing body for higher education.
The launch of the space shuttle Discovery has been delayed by NASA officials, forcing a hold on a UA-led project that could lead to advancements in materials engineering.
Although the budget crunch has dominated recent headlines, the UA is too large and complex an institution to boil down to a single issue. In the second part of a two-part series, Robert Shelton sat down with news editor Tim McDonnell to touch on a few other issues affecting the campus. Q: I'd like to ask you about technology in the classroom. In recent semesters we've seen an increase in usage of Web-based resources like D2L, especially in lower-tier courses. Given that these technologies are still relatively in their infancy, how can you assure students that the education that they're receiving is of the same quality as they would be receiving in more traditional settings?
This week, the UA heads into a new semester in the midst of what President Robert Shelton called ""the most difficult economic time in many generations"" in an e-mail to university employees sent last night. In part one of a two-part series, the Arizona Daily Wildcat sat down with President Shelton to discuss his plans for coping with an unstable and shrinking budget.Daily Wildcat: What do you perceive to be the biggest challenges facing the university this year, and what are your plans to address those challenges?
In response to widespread concern over the state's ongoing budget crunch, President Robert Shelton encouraged all university employees to ""begin this year on a positive note.""
The level of academic commitment at the UA ranges from those who essentially live in the ILC to those who have no idea what those letters mean and don't feel bad about it, either. But there are some students who stand out above the rest, even among those in the former category. The Daily Wildcat asked the deans of five randomly selected colleges to pick an undergraduate who represented the best of what those colleges had to offer. Here are their responses:
Tyler Ebbitt is standing in front of a bright blue remote-controlled airplane with an 8-foot wingspan. The plane looks like any other, but there is something unusual about it: aerospace engineering senior Ebbitt and his team built it themselves.