We can’t say that the state of the American political scene wasn’t messed up before, but now with the lasting pandemic it might just be worse than ever. The U.S. today is an increasingly polarized nation in regards to all things political, that much was evident in the last few elections, but the COVID-19 outbreak has only caused things to escalate to a point of absurdity. Read more
By Allison Fagan | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
After COVID-19 vaccines were available to the public, young Tucsonans started partying and attending large events again. Various businesses lifted some restrictions and allowed vaccinated patrons in without masks, and many artists started to go on tours again as well.
By Sean Meixner | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual university status update team met on Monday, Sept. 27, to discuss COVID-19 public health and safety measures, case numbers and announce that COVID-19 booster shots will be coming to the university.
By Madison Beveridge | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
For the past year, COVID-19 has ruled the dialogue about how universities should operate for the new school year. As the fall semester kicks off, the University of Arizona is still working through the issues of bringing normality to campus.
By Susan Barnett | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
The Sun Link Streetcar that runs along 2nd St., University Blvd. and Fourth Ave. is one of the main modes of transportation for many University of Arizona students. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic Sun Tran has made all of its services free, providing thousands of students transportation in the area; however, that may all change come the new year.
By Abbie Kosoc | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
Live performances are back. Tucson performance venues are hosting live events, but only with one condition of being fully vaccinated or showing a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to the show.
By Maggie Landon | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
As August has most definitely slipped away into a moment in time, school is officially back in session. Per syllabus disclaimers and curious students inquiring from the back of class, attendance policies have become the forefront of discussions held during initial class meetings.
By Sohi Kang | 01/05/2022 2:58pm
Mask and vaccination mandates in Arizona will be prohibited on Sept. 29, according to budget reconciliation bills passed in late June, but a preliminary injunction filed by Arizona educators aims to reverse that. The preliminary injunction seeks to overturn sections of House Bill 2898, Senate Bill 1824, SB 1825 and SB 1819 as unconstitutional.
By Sean Meixner | 09/14/2021 12:41pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual university status update team met on Monday, Sept. 13, to discuss the COVID-19 Delta variant, new takeaway COVID-19 testing and current events.
By Jillian Bartsch | 09/12/2021 11:46pm
A new study is working to understand what the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission is among students with the Moderna vaccine. Dr. Elizabeth Connick and Dr. Lori Fantry from the University of Arizona Department of Medicine are the researchers conducting the study.
The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the university’s undergraduate student governing body, met on Wednesday, Sept. 8, to vote on a resolution calling on the UA to fully divest from the fossil fuel industry.
The Daily Wildcat sat down with Bridgette Nobbe, coordinator of Campus Pantry and Campus Closet, to learn more about Campus Pantry and the vital role it plays in combating food insecurity on campus. This article is the third in a series of three profiling the University of Arizona’s Campus Pantry. It answers questions about how the pantry has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, what has changed and more.
By Vic Verbalaitis | 09/01/2021 4:34pm
Since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down in March 2020, the efforts of medical workers worldwide have had to tremendously increase in order to keep up with the growing number of patients affected by the virus. With this dramatic increase in patients, hospitals have struggled to maintain an adequate amount of both equipment and personnel to assist those in critical care.
By Hillary Schiff | 08/31/2021 11:36pm
The University of Arizona’s virtual university status update team met on Monday, Aug. 30, to reflect on the first week back for students, the spread of the delta variant in the community and current events.
By Hillary Schiff | 08/24/2021 4:52pm
On the first day of the new semester, the University of Arizona's reentry task force met to discuss their plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as the school year begins.
By Hillary Schiff | 08/18/2021 12:00pm
At the reentry task force meeting on Monday, University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins began by welcoming students back to campus and updating that the campus will be completely equipped for in-person learning. He also emphasized the university’s recently-updated mask policy, which requires face-coverings in indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained such as classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls.
By Vic Verbalaitis | 08/12/2021 8:10am
UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced via email on Aug. 11, that antiviral face masks will be required to be worn in all indoor spaces on campus.
UA reentry task force rejoins to discuss rising COVID-19 Delta variant spread, start of fall semester
By Hillary Schiff | 08/10/2021 5:38pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 reentry task force met virtually on Monday, Aug. 9, for their first meeting leading into the 2021-22 school year. The group, consisting of university President Dr. Robert C. Robbins, Vice President of Communications Holly Jensen and 17th surgeon general and professor Dr. Richard Carmona, met to discuss both their concerns regarding the Delta variant of COVID-19 and their plans for the upcoming fall semester.
By Sean Fagan | 08/09/2021 4:37pm
The Daily Wildcat recently spoke with the Executive Director of ZonaZoo Marissa Simental for an interview via email.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 08/07/2021 2:00pm
The University of Arizona Faculty Senate submitted a letter to President Dr. Robert C. Robbins on Friday, Aug. 6, urging the university to institute a mask mandate on campus. The letter calls on Robbins to issue a mask mandate in classes and public spaces at the UA.