Freshman year of college is a crazy experience. It is a time when you are on your own, practicing your independence and meeting a countless number of new faces. There is already enough to be stressed about but imagine also having the COVID-19 pandemic linger over it all. Read more
By Sam Parker | 05/03/2022 1:56pm
The 2021-22 academic school year bore witness to a vast array of different news stories that affected student lives on and off campus, from constantly changing conversations and policies surrounding COVID-19 to heated political discourse centered around social and economic issues.
By Chris Pirolo from El Inde Arizona | 04/25/2022 4:43pm
Back in 2020, the NCAA decided to give all fall and spring athletes a mulligan year due to the pandemic disrupting the sports seasons. In many instances, including at the University of Arizona, it has led to larger, oversized rosters across the country as so-called super seniors return for a fifth year of eligibility.
By Jeremiah Ludwig | 04/24/2022 6:22pm
The Sun Tran lifts mask mandate following Florida ruling against national public transportation mask mandate.
University status update: Suicide prevention site announced, UA President addresses UAGC vet’s benefits controversy
By Sean Meixner | 04/12/2022 5:32pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual status update team met on April 11 to discuss the COVID-19 public health situation at the UA and in Pima County. This was the 62nd briefing, and the last one scheduled for the semester.
OPINION: After two years, COVID-19-conscious students deserve to have some fun without pandemic guilt
By Olivia Krupp | 04/08/2022 7:00pm
Being at a college with such an intense party culture, I’m sure we have all heard these phrases in the past couple of months: “In the middle of a pandemic, really?” or “Stay home!” After two years—and given the fact that Covid really does seem to be in retreat, according to public health authorities like the CDC—these guilt trips are unfair to the students who have done their part and gotten vaccinated.
The University of Arizona held “A Day of Memory, Healing, and Hope” on Wednesday, March 23 to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Sean Meixner | 03/15/2022 10:04pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual status update team announced the end of mandatory masking on campus during their meeting on Monday, March 14. The UA intends to end the mask mandate on Monday, March 21.
As we begin the third year of the pandemic this week, we look back on the impact its first two years have had on the University of Arizona community, including staffing shortages, increased sanitization practices, ever-evolving mask mandates, and more.
By Madison McCormick from El Inde Arizona | 03/23/2022 10:50am
Students traveling to Mexico and California for this spring break can expect two big things: sticker-shock gas prices topping $5 a gallon in California and COVID-19 protocols that might give you a funky facial tan line.
By Avery Martinez | 02/28/2022 5:08pm
The Associated Students of the University of Arizona announced online the cancellation of their annual carnival Wednesday morning. When the Daily Wildcat asked why the event was canceled, ASUA representatives refused to comment.
By Ari Koslow | 02/25/2022 12:10pm
It is safe to say the Arizona women's tennis team is in good hands. Head coach Ryan Stotland is back in Tucson and is now running the show after he was hired by Athletic Director Dave Heeke back in 2018. Four years later, he has now helped turn in back-to-back top-20 recruiting classes for the program.
In “Of Power and Pandemics,” UA School of Journalism students delve into the challenges that many essential workers during the 1918 influenza pandemic faced living in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands. The podcast series was supported by the University of Arizona Libraries and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.
By Sean Meixner | 02/22/2022 5:17pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual status update team met on Monday, Feb. 21 to discuss the COVID-19 public health situation on campus and in Pima county.
By Sean Meixner | 02/08/2022 6:40pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins reemphasized his belief that the return to in-person classes was a good plan for the spring 2022 semester after discussing the school's recent decline in positive COVID-19 cases at the Feb. 7 virtual status update meeting.
University status update: UA in high transmission, free COVID-19 tests available through federal government
By Sean Meixner | 01/24/2022 11:45pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual status update team met on Monday, Jan. 24, to discuss the COVID-19 public health situation on campus.
By Sean Meixner | 01/18/2022 10:01am
With the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and a spike in the number of cases on campus, University of Arizona faculty and members of the United Campus Workers of Arizona have written a series of letters to UA leadership addressing their concerns about the handling of the current public health situation at the UA.
By Sean Meixner | 01/11/2022 9:54pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual status update team met on Monday, Jan. 10, to discuss the COVID-19 campus reentry plan for the spring 2022 semester, the public health situation in Pima County and address concerns regarding the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
By Sam Parker | 01/05/2022 2:51pm
The first cases of the Omicron variant at the University of Arizona were detected by researchers on Dec. 21.
By Sean Meixner | 01/05/2022 2:52pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual status update team met on Monday, Nov. 29, to discuss the COVID-19 health situation at the University of Arizona and in Pima County, as well as to address concerns regarding vaccination and the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.