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UA to quietly reform Title IX procedures in face of new federal regulations

The University of Arizona faces an August 14 deadline to draft and implement new Title IX policies and procedures on campus. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that addresses gender discrimination and sexual assault on college campuses.  UA’s reforms were sparked by the May release of new and much-anticipated Department of Education regulations for Title IX, spearheaded by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.  Read more

800 sign petition requesting downsizing of UAPD, following COBA demands

Over 800 people recently signed a petition to downsize the University of Arizona Police Department, nearing the goal of 1,000 signatures. Following nationwide protests addressing police brutality and systemic racism over the last month, dialogue has started on campus examining reform of the university’s policing body.  Read more

President Robbins announces delay of furlough plan

University of Arizona President Dr. Robert C. Robbins announced late Tuesday via email that the start of the furlough plan will be delayed until August 10.  The decision follows UA's General Faculty voting on Friday, June 27, to officially recommend delaying the start of the plan. Read more

UA student proposes George Floyd memorial scholarship

A George Floyd memorial scholarship was proposed at the University of Arizona by student Dorthea Stephenson. Stephenson created the petition on Thursday, June 4, and as of Sunday, June 14, the petition had received 2,703 signatures. Stephenson started this petition to UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins, Provost Liesl Folks, Dean of Students Kendal Washington White and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kasey Urquidez. Read more

ABOR has second lawsuit filed against them seeking refund of fees

The Arizona Board of Regents, the board that oversees the three public universities in Arizona, had another lawsuit filed against them last week on Wednesday, June 17 by a student of Arizona State University. The class action lawsuit Doemel v. The Arizona Board of Regents will demand a jury trial and is said to be on behalf of all three universities’ students who were also wronged.  Read more