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Q&A with Lori Wiest, new director of the UA Fred Fox School of Music

From her childhood years into adulthood, Lori Wiest has been surrounded by music. Now, she has been appointed the new director of the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music starting on July 1. Part of Wiest's personal music education occurred at the UA. Thirty years ago, Wiest received her doctorate in choral conducting from the UA. In addition, Wiest also has a master's degree in choral music from Arizona State University and a bachelor's in music education and piano performance from North Dakota State University. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

Williams undergoes knee surgery, ruled out for 2019-20 season

 It’s less than two months away from the Red-Blue Game and Arizona men’s basketball is already off to a rough start to what is supposed to be a bounce back year. Sophomore guard Brandon Williams will miss the entire 2019-20 season after undergoing knee surgery recently, as first reported by Jeff Goodman of WatchStadium and later confirmed by UA.   Read more

OPINION: Arizona cannot let student exemption win

 Arizona’s vote to raise the state minimum wage from 8 dollars to 12 passed back in 2016 by a wide margin, carrying 58% of the statewide vote and carrying with it every county except for Graham county (1). This level of support for our minimum wage workers was a surprising wake up call to our legislators in Phoenix, who have historically kept our state wage within a dollar of the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour (2).  Read more

OPINION: Get Vaccinated

The entire country is in the middle of a divisive and long winded argument over the balance of group security on one side, and individual freedoms on the other, and Arizona is an interesting microcosm of the debate at large. Read more