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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

The story behind UA’s unicorn statue

 Fifteen years ago, on Halloween night 2004, a young girl dressed as a unicorn rang the doorbell of David Berkey’s house. Berkey was a professor of modern dance at the University of Arizona. As she walked away with candy in her bag, she could not have imagined the impact her visit would have, according to Melissa Lowe, a professor of dance and a friend of Berkey.   Read more

The view from the 'A' Mountain watch party

This year’s Homecoming Week at the University of Arizona kicked off with a bang yesterday night with a watch party for the annual lighting of "A" Mountain. The event was held at 5 p.m. at a new location from previous years, the new MSA Annex.  Read more