Yesterday's drizzle had some club members worried about profit
Spring Fling started out yesterday with cooler weather than expected, and by about 7 last night most of the carnival's booths were covered with a tarp.
Last year, the student-run event lost money because of accounting problems and in 1999 it did not make a profit because of the weather.
"This year we have fixed the problems of past years, except the weather," said Jennifer Olding, Spring Fling marketing director.
"I think we will be able to maintain good attendance," she added. "Even if students are hesitant to come out today, they will probably come over the next three days, so we won't lose business."
Jana Brewer, Spring Fling's executive director, said preliminary attendance looked fine yesterday despite the weather.
"We are just trying to do the best we can, so we can break even," Brewer said.
Panel wants 2 student regents for ABOR
UA law student, former RHA pres Meaker recommended for position
PHOENIX - A Senate panel yesterday recommended the confirmation of two students to serve on the Arizona Board of Regents next year, the first time two students will sit on the board.
Last year, the state Legislature passed a bill that put a second student on the board, serving for one year in an apprentice position before gaining a vote for the second year of the term.
Gov. Jane Hull appointed Myrina Robinson, a Northern Arizona University political science student, to the position of the voting student regent and University of Arizona law student Matt Meaker to the apprentice position.
The Senate Education Committee confirmed both unanimously. The nominations now go before the full Senate.
Pastner named a finalist for Texas Southern job
Arizona undergraduate assistant Josh Pastner's Lone Star State roots may just be pulling him home for good.
Texas Southern University yesterday named Pastner one of six finalists for their vacant head basketball coaching position.
"If I can't stay at Arizona, this is about the next best thing in the world for me," said Pastner, who grew up in Kingwood, about 20 minutes from the TSU campus in Houston. "It is a great feeling to have a shot at this. For years, I have faxed out resumes and heard 'no' so many times. Hearing 'maybe' was music to my ears."
Pastner's undergraduate assistant position with the UA coaching staff has a maximum one-year term and would require him to find another job if no other Arizona assistant leaves the program.
Motion gives undue credit to Tomey
UA Faculty Senate is considering a motion to recognize former UA football coach Dick Tomey for his team's higher graduation rates.
The Faculty Senate should not pass this motion.
Such a motion purports that Dick Tomey is solely responsible for the academic success of his team members, when in reality many factors lead to the higher graduation rate. As law professor and Sen. Andrew Silverman pointed out, "A lot of faculty members have a lot to do with graduation rates."
Clearly the Faculty Senate is attempting to recognize an athletic program that is also academically successful, perhaps to urge overall academic improvement among athletes.
California band Nerf Herder shares bassist with tour mates
Working two jobs just to make ends meet is hard work.
But musician Justin Fisher likes his job so much, he doesn't mind pulling double duty.
Fisher, the lead singer and guitarist for California band Psoma, said the band starts each show with its own blend of rock. But what makes Fisher's experience slightly different from the other members of Psoma is the role he plays in both bands - Fisher is also the bassist for its tour mates Nerf Herder.
"I love playing with Nerf Herder," Fisher said, "but Psoma is my priority right now."
Fast facts: Friday April 6, 2001
President Kennedy was baptized John Fitzgerald Francis Kennedy.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, were cousins.
President Martin Van Buren owned two tiger cubs as pets.
President John Quincy Adams owned an alligator and silkworms as pets.
No president has ever died in the month of May.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to be televised - he was in ceremonies opening the New York World's Fair in April 1939. The picture was fuzzy but recognizable.