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Staying safe at night: A short guide

 Late nights can turn into early mornings, and students may be less observant and careful as they make their way to and from events. Night safety can be crucial on a college campus and many resources are provided to create a safe time out.  The University of Arizona campus offers many resources to keep you safe, but there are also some simple steps you can take to increase your safety at night. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/16)
1,145 25 2.2%
Total (8/2)
19,921 377 1.9%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from
Updated September 16, 2021

UA draws diverse, global class of freshmen

The UA has heavily emphasized diversity the past few years and this year’s freshman class reflects that. “It’s the most diverse we’ve ever had,” said Kasey Urquidez, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and dean of Admissions. This continues a recent trend stretching back the last five years. Read more

UA examines safety options

The UA tested a new mass notification system on campus last week as a possible resource to improve communication and preparedness should a critical incident occur. Read more

Student leaders set agendas for semester

ASUA and GPSC, the UA’s student governmental bodies, have a variety of goals for the year, including finding new ways to fundraise for student services and events as well as battling potential tuition and fee increases. Read more

Top stories of the summer

Debt ceiling crisis The debate in Congress over increasing the debt ceiling and cutting government spending went on for weeks in late July under the looming threat of federal default. A government default, the failure to pay interest on national debt, could have caused interest rates connected to treasury securities, such as those on mortgage and car loans, to rise and many people would have been temporarily denied government services. The crisis was resolved when the bill to raise the debt ceiling was passed by the House of Representatives on Aug. Read more