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. Read more
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.
By Jillian Bartsch | 08/04/2021 6:12pm
Two cases of the new delta-plus COVID-19 variant were detected in South Korea on Tuesday. This new variant may have traits such as increased transmissibility, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells and a potentially decreased antibody response compared to other variants.
By Hillary Schiff | 08/01/2021 10:51am
On Wednesday morning, Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen held a press conference addressing recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask-wearing guidelines for vaccinated individuals in light of the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the community. Cullen urged fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors in compliance with new CDC guidelines.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 08/05/2021 2:36pm
The University of Arizona announced a list of updates to its COVID-19 protocols, including that it will not mandate, but strongly encourage, students to get vaccinated against the virus.
By Andres Diaz | 07/29/2021 6:46pm
While there are some concerns about SARS-CoV-2 variants, namely the Delta variant, the University of Arizona still plans to start in-person classes this coming fall semester. For many students, this means going back to the lab and getting to work.
By Vic Verbalaitis | 07/21/2021 4:33pm
The fall semester for the 2021-22 school year is approaching quickly, and after the numerous changes spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dorm move-in process for new and returning students at the University of Arizona will be different than years past. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Jamie Matthews, the senior associate director of Residential Education for UA Housing & Residential Life, to get the lowdown about how this year’s dorm move-in process will operate.
By Sean Collins | 07/13/2021 4:26pm
The Daily Wildcat recently spoke with Grace Jacobson, a University of Arizona sophomore and student director of Campus Closet for the 2020-21 academic year to catch up with the organization’s activities during last fall and spring.
By Vic Verbalaitis | 06/23/2021 10:55pm
UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins has announced that the University of Arizona POD is officially closing on Friday, June 25. The state Point of Distribution site was active for six months on campus and provided over 242,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to students and members of the Southern Arizona community.
UA president sends email addressing executive order placing limitations on COVID-19 mitigation efforts
By Sam Burdette | 06/16/2021 9:12pm
Gov. Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-15 restricting several methods of COVID-19 mitigation at Arizona public colleges and universities, including the University of Arizona, on Tuesday, June 15.