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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
Updated July 15, 2021

Q&A with Nathan Esquerra, UA's first senior VP for Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement

A new position was created for senior vice president for Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement at the University of Arizona, filled for the first time by Nathan Esquerra. He started his job on Sept. 8, and already has a wide range of ideas on how to provide opportunities for the Native American community. The Daily Wildcat spoke with Esquerra about this new position and his goals moving forward.   Read more

Trump Comes to Tucson

President Donald Trump came to Tucson to host a rally for his re-election campaign Monday, Oct. 19. The rally was part of a two-stop trip through Arizona, with a rally in Prescott on Monday morning before flying to Tucson Airport.  Read more

Your Arizona ballot, explained

Elections are approaching quickly and every day voting is all you seem to hear about. To help you out, we’re diving into what your 2020 ballot will look like before you hit the polls.   Read more

Election 2020: Your guide to 2020 Ballot Propositions

Arizonans across the state will go to the polls this November for the 2020 General Election. Along with the political candidates that citizens will elect, voters will also have the opportunity to vote on several propositions to become law. Here’s a guide to major propositions that Pima County residents will be asked to vote on.  Read more

Election 2020: Is Arizona finally going blue?

Traditionally, Arizona has had great consistency in being red: the red rocks, the red sunsets, and being a red state. Rooted in it’s Western heritage, Arizonans tend to consider their individual liberties and ideas of small government to be of great importance to them.  If you’ve lived in Arizona for a long time, you don’t think twice when you see something like supermarket shoppers and movie theater goers wearing firearms. As the 2020 elections draw closer, it is becoming increasingly clear that Arizona’s long perceived stance as a red, or Republican, state could shift to change the entire election. Read more

Spring break canceled for 2020-21 academic year

 The Office of Provost sent out an official email Wednesday announcing that spring break 2021 is cancelled.  The 2021 spring break will be replaced with a series of reading days spread throughout the spring semester, on Feb. 25, March 9, March 10, April 2 and April 21.  “This adjustment to the Academic Calendar is a necessary component of our ongoing commitment to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Tucson community and across the nation by reducing travel by faculty, staff, and students," said Provost Liesl Folks in an email. Read more

UA Webinar examines US-China relations since COVID-19

Every year, thousands of international students come to the U.S. to get an education. Chinese students comprise the largest international student group in the United States and at the University of Arizona. With the U.S. and China placing the first two places in the world economic leading, these two countries interact with each other regularly on an international scale. Read more