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 | 12/06/2020 11:19am
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.
By Jake Toole | 03/24/2020 7:58pm
The coronavirus has made lives difficult for a lot of people this year and created a lot of confusion. One of the many questions during this time is what will happen to on-campus student employees?
By Amit Syal | 03/24/2020 8:44pm
This week, Banner Health announced that they will implement a new process regarding coronavirus testing. According to the press release, those with "exposure can now call Banner Health at 1-844-549-1851 to speak with a clinical team member to determine if testing is appropriate. The line will be staffed from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday."
By Amit Syal | 03/24/2020 10:59am
Imagine this — you're quarantining in your home and you start to develop a nasty cough followed by a fever and shortness of breath a couple of days later. You don't feel safe enough to go to the emergency room and don't have a physician to call. Are you out of luck?
By Jake Toole | 03/21/2020 7:55pm
The petition “End Spring 2020 Classes at UofA” was started by University of Arizona student Maritza Almanza, and, as of March 21, had 8,825 supporters. The Daily Wildcat got the opportunity to interview Almanza and ask her about the petition.
By Ari Koslow | 03/23/2020 1:53pm
Arizona head coach Jay Johnson said he was “heartbroken” after the college baseball season was cut short, but it was “necessary and understandable” based on what was happening in our world due to the coronavirus.
By Amit Syal | 03/21/2020 5:02pm
As every day passes, the idea of containing the coronavirus gets exponentially further and further away. Literally.
My name is Sterling Stokes and I am a junior at the University of Arizona. I am pursuing a dual degree with public management and policy and psychology, with a minor in philosophy. Ethics is a field that has always been of interest to me, and when I noticed an ethical dilemma right at my own university, I chose to take action.
By ASUA | 03/20/2020 7:31pm
Leadership from the Associated Students of the University of Arizona has written a formal statement in response to the coronavirus and the effects the situation has had on the UA. This statement was sent directly to the Daily Wildcat by ASUA for publication.
The Daily Wildcat has put together a timeline of updates from the University of Arizona and Tucson government officials about its plans in response to the coronavirus in reverse chronological order.
As the covid-19 pandemic grinds the economy to a dramatic halt, federal, state and local government are attempting to find ways to mitigate the consequences. Here is a run-down of proposals at each level of government. We will update this periodically.
By Amit Syal | 03/20/2020 2:49am
The U.S. population is currently about 327 million people, of which nearly one-third consists of people 65 years of age and older. That's a lot. The older generations lived through the Great Depression and fought in World Wars. Millennials and members of Generation Z are being asked to stay inside. To each their own.
By Quincy Sinek | 03/18/2020 7:45pm
At 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, University of Arizona Libraries announced that the Main Library would be closed as of 5 p.m. the same night. Along with the Main Library, CATalyst Studios, the Science-Engineering Library, the Fine Arts Library and Special Collections are also closed.
By Jay Walker | 03/25/2020 3:34pm
As someone who has taken several online classes and seriously considered moving to all online, I would like to say I’m pretty good at e-learning. However, I know that a good portion of my friends are terrified by the idea of online school and just aren’t made for online learning.