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. Read more
By Amit Syal | 04/26/2020 11:33am
The past few weeks have seen an increasing number of developments regarding COVID-19. What started out as a disease limited to one country has made its way to at least 185 countries around the globe. As of April 26, the U.S. has nearly 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 alongside 55,000 confirmed deaths.
By Ella McCarville | 04/24/2020 5:16pm
The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Prison Education Project’s exhibition “HobbyCraft” and the UA Poetry Centers “Free Time: Building a Community of Mentors for Incarcerated Writers” were both halted in the midst of mass cancellations.
Career Support: Tips for Students (or Anyone!) Working Remotely Finding creative ways to work from home can be a challenge. While there are numerous articles about working remotely, few feature best practices for college students. Many students are not just working online, they’re also taking online classes. In addition, they’re sometimes facing other new challenges like working out of their childhood home or with multiple roommates.
By Ella McCarville | 04/23/2020 6:17pm
The financial difficulties spurred by the coronavirus outbreak could hasten changes to University of Arizona student hotspot Fourth Avenue. Small businesses, the driving force behind Historic Fourth Avenue, face challenges ranging from closures to construction projects like the new 13 story residential development from Opus Development.
By Katie Beauford | 04/20/2020 7:16pm
Since the UA announced that classes, clubs and work were to move online, FASA has been hosting general meetings and executive board member meetings via Zoom.
By Isabella Barron | 04/21/2020 1:51pm
Arizona is approaching three weeks of stay at home orders, implemented by Governor Doug Ducey on March 31. Though the orders given by Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero three weeks ago certainly projected trouble for "non-essential businesses," and some local restaurants have shifted to focus on giving back to the community in these troubling times.
By Diana Ramos | 04/20/2020 6:08pm
With college campuses across the country closing in response to COVID-19, University of Arizona students are joining so many others in the transition to online school. But what are students doing with their newfound free time?
By Daily Wildcat | 04/20/2020 7:17pm
A few members of the Daily Wildcat executive board interviewed University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins on April 3 about the UA's response to COVID-19 and plans for the future as this pandemic persists. This video discusses dorm consolidation.
By Quincy Sinek | 04/20/2020 6:53pm
In an email sent out to University of Arizona students and staff, President Robert C. Robbins announced furlough for employees and cuts made to the budget to make up for the estimated $66 million loss for this fiscal year.
By Isabella Barron | 04/12/2020 6:57pm
It has been consistently reported that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a great shortage and need for face masks. A group of theater students and costume makers have teamed up to make masks for health workers across Tucson.
By Daily Wildcat | 04/09/2020 11:35pm
A few members of the Daily Wildcat executive board interviewed University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins April 3, about the UA's response to COVID-19 and plans for the future as this pandemic persists. The following is a clip from the interview specifically covering our question of whether in-person classes will start up by fall 2020.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 04/09/2020 7:23pm
The University of Arizona has canceled all current study abroad programs for the Spring semester due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. It has also ceased on-campus activities at its micro-campuses and moved their classes online.
By Amit Syal | 08/16/2020 11:23am
Nearly a month ago, on March 10, the U.S. had about 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Today, on April 7, the nation has a little over 12,000 confirmed deaths from the disease. What started out as an outbreak localized to one country has turned into a pandemic that has taken siege to at least 209 countries and territories and about 81,000 lives across the globe.
By Amit Syal | 03/30/2020 12:00am
It's always better to be safe than sorry. This week, the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson announced it will allow its fourth-year students to graduate early in order to increase the number of physicians able to combat the COVID-19 pandemic — on a volunteer basis.
By Amber Soland | 03/27/2020 2:31am
Like all events at the University of Arizona, the anticipated TURN UP Multimedia Festival for Equality was canceled in light of the novel coronavirus. But in a combined effort between students and faculty, TURN UP will live online, this Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. MST on their official website.
By Amit Syal | 03/26/2020 11:25pm
Amidst a global pandemic, there seems to be a distant, perhaps too distant, beacon of hope to the billions of people around the world: a vaccine. However, much to most people’s dismay, creating vaccines is not exactly an overnight process. It takes much, much longer.