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Focusing on Excellence: Painting a new future

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The state's short on money, the regents are ready for a change, the university presidents are accepting the challenge, but some programs' futures are uncertain

They've been frank: There will be cuts. Since the first mention of "Focused Excellence," the UA's plan to redefine its academic focus and become less dependent on state funding, administrators have warned that a new university identity will mean that not everyone and everything will be able to book passage on the journey to a new university. [Read article]

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Tuition debate on hold

With all the discussion of President Peter Likins' "Focused Excellence" plan, student leaders are working to understand the effect the plan will have on students, especially in regard to tuition and admissions standards.

Last year at this time, the student government and student lobbyists were gearing up to fight administration's desire to raise tuition. This year, both organizations are reluctant to declare their stance on the issues. [Read article]

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OPINIONS
Letters
Issue of the Week: The New Jersey senate race
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NEWS
UA to receive $22.2M for optical system
Telescopes join world network
Student group holds ╬Coming Out Week'
Not all allowed to donate blood
On the Spot
U-WIRE: Security cameras abundant but unmonitored at Colorado State
U-WIRE: Ball State U. marijuana dealer faces jail time for huge stash
U-WIRE: Student goes ╬Homeless to Harvard,' now Hollywood
U-WIRE: Title IX no help to women in science
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SPORTS
Wildcats land nation's top point guard

Mustafa Shakur, rated the No. 1 high school point guard in the country by most recruiting services, verbally committed to Arizona last night.

He picked UA over North Carolina State weeks ago but waited to announce his decision until Arizona head coach Lute Olson returned from Italy. [Read article]

More articles...
Learning on the run
Athlete of the Week
Where were you when it happened?

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October 3, 2002
· Focusing on Girl Culture
· New exhibit explores '60s culture through TV icons
· The Great Fall Crawl
· Sex, cock and Rock and Roll
· Arts Calendar
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October 8, 2002
· Spinning a Revolution

October 1, 2002
· After Hours

September 24, 2002
· Assume Nothing

· September 17, 2002
· September 10, 2002
· September 3, 2002
· August 27, 2002

· On top of the world
· Keeping company with the very best
· Lucky Lute: The story of Tucson's leading man
· Lute Olson's Wildcats in the NBA draft
· Lute Olson: A Timeline
· Off the court
· How did he get there


· Campus Escape
· Football SlideShow: UA vs. Wisconsin
· Football SlideShow: UA vs. NAU
· New kids on the block

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