Members of the University of Arizona Reentry Task Force met at a press conference Wednesday, May 27 to discuss the strategies they plan to employ in monitoring and lessening the spread of COVID-19 should in-person classes start up again this fall. Read more
By Professor Brett J. Esaki | 05/28/2020 3:18pm
Recently, the Surgeon General of the United States proclaimed the pandemic will be “our Pearl Harbor moment.” As a Japanese American and researcher of Asian American religion, art and history, this turn to the image of Pearl Harbor results in my profound dis-ease.
By Amit Syal | 05/27/2020 6:44pm
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: The index case of COVID-19 in the U.S. started here in the state of Washington and to date, these facilities make up a very large percentage of deaths related to COVID-19. As of May 22, roughly 42% of COVID-19 deaths across the nation have occurred in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
By Amit Syal | 05/23/2020 2:22pm
A new test has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration recently: the antigen test made by Quidel Corporation. This is the third major type of test to be approved.
By Sam Burdette | 05/26/2020 3:54pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced at a press conference Wednesday, May 20 a new Reentry Task Force, which would help prepare for the reopening of the UA campus in fall 2020. The task force will be led by former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who now works as a professor at the UA in the College of Public Health.
By Maggie Rockwell | 05/19/2020 8:42pm
The 156th Annual Arizona Commencement for the University of Arizona’s Class of 2020 was the most unique one yet, taking place virtually amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on May 15 at 6 p.m.
By Amit Syal | 05/19/2020 10:40pm
As pretty much every state around the nation begins to open up in phases, it can sometimes be too easy to put the past behind us and forget about the nature of the highly transmissible novel coronavirus. As of May 19, there have been over 1.5 million confirmed cases alongside 92,000 confirmed deaths in the U.S. The country as a whole has seen a downward trend in both cases and number of deaths recently, but as people start to adventure out of their homes, this trend could very easily revert back upward.
By Ella McCarville | 05/19/2020 7:31pm
As undergraduate seniors prepare to graduate and move to a new stage of life, around 40 medical students at the Tucson and Phoenix campuses have already taken that step due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The Daily Wildcat sat down with one of the doctors who opted to graduate early — Ricardo Ayala, who was preparing to practice medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
By Amit Syal | 05/19/2020 2:44pm
The past few weeks have seen an increasing number of developments regarding COVID-19, including an expansion of testing, states (including Arizona) starting to reopen and schools making announcements in both directions: implementing online and in-person instruction for the fall.
By Jacob Mennuti | 05/13/2020 3:20pm
Less than 24 hours away from competing in the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships, Arizona track and field star Carlos Villarreal received word that the final season of his collegiate career would be cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Sam Burdette | 05/20/2020 10:03pm
Since everyone at the UA may end up having to get this test, let me give you a quick overview of the experience as a person who hates the very thought of blood.
By Amber Soland | 05/12/2020 4:16pm
In the past month, there has been a resurgence in the consumption of plague stories and apocalyptic fiction. Pandemic films like “Contagion” and Netflix’s “Outbreak” have risen to particular prominence according to Business Insider, as well as Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven.” Being older works, the revival of these stories during the time of COVID-19 begs the question of why people turn to such stories now. What can these stories teach us?
By Diana Ramos | 05/11/2020 6:26pm
The University of Arizona's graduation ceremony was canceled on March 20 after President C. Robbins shut down campus events in wake of COVID-19. One of the most memorable moments for a college student was taken away, so how are seniors feeling? How are they dealing with the situation?
By Jake Toole | 05/11/2020 6:15pm
The University of Arizona Dean of Student’s Office created the new Student Emergency Fund to help students who are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Isabella Barron | 05/11/2020 7:18pm
It wasn't an easy transition, but professors intensely dedicated to the education of their students at home and abroad found ways to curve the strangeness of online instruction.
By Sam Burdette | 05/05/2020 6:29pm
University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced that classes will be returning to in-person sessions this fall at a press conference in the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center at 11 a.m. Thursday.
By Maggie Rockwell | 04/30/2020 3:36pm
President Robbins has implemented a new taskforce in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the university and its future, the Financial Sustainability Emergency Response Taskforce.
By Priya Jandu | 04/28/2020 10:09pm
A number of Arizona students requested for tuition to be lowered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Arizona Board of Regents public hearing Monday, April 27.
By Katie Beauford | 04/27/2020 1:02pm
In the era of online classrooms and shelter at home orders, University of Arizona students are having to adjust to having nearly no in-person interaction with their friends and peers. For one group of Wildcats, the best way they’ve found to spend time together has been playing together in the online multiplayer world of Club Penguin.