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UA PIKE chapter unrecognized; Alleged sexual assault possibly conflicts with official statements

On June 15, the University of Arizona announced the decision to issue a Loss of Recognition status to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity after an investigation involving the group’s March 11 house party. Two days later, a Banner University Medical Center nurse reported the alleged sexual assault of a female UA student that reportedly happened at the PIKE house on the night of March 13, which conflicts with the fraternity’s official statements provided in the Dean of Students Office’s Loss of Recognition Letter. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (7/15)
57 3 5.3%
Total (8/4)
274,434 4,382 1.6%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated July 15, 2021

ASUA Elections: Here’s how the Senate Q&A went down

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona elections are quickly approaching, and they kicked off election week with the Senator Q&A, which had current senators asking the candidates seeking positions about what they hope to accomplish as senators.   Read more

Misinformation regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Middle East

The issue is misinformation, new sources in the Middle East lack transparency, and the news content regarding covid-19 is fragile, which has led many Arabs to distrust the vaccine and spread misinformation regarding it. There are many reasons why people spread false information. Sometimes it is to create chaos and unnecessary fuss, manipulation, or sometimes to gain some sort of attention. Since the pandemic began in 2020, the distribution of false statements and false news about the coronavirus and covid-19 have increased exponentially.  Read more

The PAC to end all PACs comes to UA

In a time of historic wealth inequality and a general election that saw record campaign spending, a new political organization is on a mission to drastically reduce the role of big money in politics and expand voting rights.  Read more

Ongoing debate in UA community about security cameras on campus

University of Arizona student, Forrest Keys, died during a shooting at the Cherry Avenue garage on Saturday, Feb. 20. A petition was made shortly after the shooting to install security cameras in all of the entrances and exits of garages on campus. The petition also wants to push for cameras on every level of the garages.  Read more

Digital storytelling at UA: Promoting anti-racism through virtual reality

A developing pilot project titled the "University of Arizona Extended Reality Initiative" aims to promote anti-racism using immersive experiences and augmented reality.  According to Bryan Carter, director of the Center for Digital Humanities, associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona and team member for the initiative, the project uses two types of virtual reality. Participants are immersed in a completely different world through headsets and 360-degree videography or engaged in an augmented reality, combining the real world with virtual objects. Read more