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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020

What are the bounds of student speech on social media?

In the past few weeks, the University of Arizona community has been made aware of racist social media posts from incoming and current students. The university’s response has consistently been to educate these individuals, rather than exclude them from the community, so that they may learn better. Read more

New ICE directive jeopardizes fall semester for UA international students

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced modifications to its Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on Monday; students attending U.S. universities on F-1 and M-1 visas may not remain in the country if their university goes fully online for the fall semester. Students that do not comply and depart the country “may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.”  Read more

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