The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met over Zoom on Monday to discuss vaccine rollout and to provide updates on the recent shooting on campus that resulted in the tragic death of UA student Forrest Keys. Read more
By Sean Fagan | 03/02/2021 12:51am
Tech glitches, Wi-Fi issues and hard to reach professors have been a reality for online students since long before the pandemic. Their in-person peers are getting a taste of these frustrations, but also of the community that exists in online classes.
By Hillary Schiff | 03/02/2021 12:47am
The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center is a popular spot for students to unwind after a long day of online classes. In the late afternoon, masked students often cluster at the entryway, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes for the gym to dip below maximum capacity so that they can begin their workout.
By Udbhav Venkataraman | 03/02/2021 12:06pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization to be distributed and used for people ages 18 and above this past Saturday, Feb. 27. This comes the day after an independent advisory committee to the FDA voted to endorse the vaccine.
By Andrea Moreno | 02/25/2021 12:39am
After more than a year living in a pandemic, shocking numbers of people are still failing to take basic precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19. Even more shocking is when the evidence of irresponsible behavior is documented on social media alongside posts calling for caution.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 02/25/2021 12:33am
COVID-19 vaccines are currently being distributed and administered in Pima County. Here’s everything you need to know about who is eligible to receive a vaccine right now and where to get one.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 02/22/2021 10:21pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team met on Monday for the eighth briefing of the spring semester. In a break from its usual format, it began by discussing the tragic death of Forrest Keys over the weekend, followed by an overview of COVID-19 data and details on the transition to Phase 2 of reentry.
By Maggie Rockwell | 02/20/2021 12:27am
Another week, another police beat! While we, of course, have at least one alcohol related incident, this week’s police beat features our very first anti-maskers, as well as someone who had some interesting information for our university’s president.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 02/21/2021 2:03pm
The University of Arizona will become a high-capacity state vaccination site, giving the university the resources it needs to run 24/7 and vaccinate state residents beyond Pima County. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced the partnership last week.
By Hillary Schiff | 02/18/2021 5:18pm
Walking down Tucson’s historic Fourth Avenue University of Arizona students can find eclectic storefronts, colorful murals and everything from bookstores to restaurants. At its core, they will discover a unique district at the intersection of past and present, now facing an uncertain future.
By Gabriella Cobian | 02/20/2021 3:01pm
Last year marked a new beginning for up-and-coming business owners in the food industry. The pandemic has caused many food services to shut down along with all the grief and setbacks. A few new mobile food services like these three Tucson food truck businesses were finding ways to work in the food industry despite the difficulties.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 02/18/2021 1:47pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team discussed the transition to Phase 2 of reentry and the university’s new vaccination partnership with the state on Monday, Feb. 15, for the seventh briefing of the spring semester.
By Aidan Rhodes | 02/14/2021 3:22pm
After University of Arizona administration announced its intention to begin Phase 2 of reentry on Feb. 22, there is reason for concern that the move will bring Pima County COVID-19 rates back to their terrifying highs.
By Diana Ramos | 02/15/2021 12:32pm
Valentine's Day arrived, but after a year like 2020, the in-person possibilities of meeting someone were lower for University of Arizona students. With few students on campus, the idea of finding someone was more difficult.
By Andres Diaz | 02/16/2021 12:52pm
On Feb. 11, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released recommendations and updates to the children, adolescent and adult immunization schedules. The ACIP serves under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and works to develop vaccination recommendations for civilian populations in the United States.
By Kristijan Barnjak | 02/09/2021 12:53pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team discussed improvements in COVID-19 transmission and was also joined by Deepta Bhattacharya, who discussed the COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness on new variants of the virus on Monday, Feb. 8.
University status update: Decline in COVID-19 transmission, new testing requirement for on-campus residents, Robbins responds to CAJUA
By Kristijan Barnjak | 02/02/2021 2:27pm
The University of Arizona’s COVID-19 virtual university status update team discussed updated COVID-19 data, new testing requirements for on-campus residents and briefly touched on a letter from the Coalition for Academic Justice at UArizona during their Monday, Feb. 1, meeting.