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Campus reentry update: Reentry Task Force discusses importance of research

  The University of Arizona Reentry Task Force adressed at a press conference Thursday the recent dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and discussed the value of in-person learning and research. President Dr. Robert C. Robbins and task force Director Dr. Richard Carmona were joined by College of Medicine Dean Dr. Michael Abecassis, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Betsy Cantwell, Provost Dr. Liesl Folks and Collin James Catalfamo, a graduate assistant doing research on the potential lasting effects the COVID-19 disease can have on a person. Read more

Coalition raises concerns with UA furloughs and layoffs

Immediately following the University of Arizona Reentry Task Force weekly update Thursday, the Coalition for Academic Justice at UArizona hosted a press conference on the university campus at 11 a.m. to voice their concerns on the UA’s employee furlough plan. “We feel that sometimes our voices have not quite been heard, and so we are taking this to you — the media and the public,” said Celeste González de Bustamante, an associate professor at the School of Journalism and a member of the CAJUA Steering Committee. Read more

A Celebration of Black Lives on the UA Mall

Thousands of people at the Black Lives Matter Tucson: Celebration of Black Lives event at the University of Arizona Mall were encompassed in heat, music, speeches and occasional sounds from a police helicopter circling overhead. Read more

UA philosophy professor abruptly resigns as editor-in-chief of international philosophy journal over ethics dispute

University of Arizona Professor of Philosophy Stewart Cohen resigned from his position as editor-in-chief of Philosophical Studies on Friday, June 5. Cohen edited the journal for 25 years. Cohen said he resigned from the journal over a dispute concerning a forthcoming paper that features personal attacks against another author, which was accepted without his oversight.  Read more

Peaceful protesters engage in March For Justice rally on UA Mall

The March for Justice organization led a peaceful rally on the steps of the Old Main building on the University of Arizona Mall on Wednesday, June 3, from 4-6 p.m. The rally was reiterated multiple times to be peaceful and “a healing space for our black brothers and sisters,” according to the organizers of the event.  Read more