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Monday, March 22, 2004
Bush will not speak at grad ceremony

Former UA hoops player Kerr will deliver address

President Bush will not speak at commencement, which has been moved back to McKale Center and split into two ceremonies, the UA announced last week.

Alumnus Steve Kerr, a former professional basketball player, will deliver the commencement speeches in McKale, which will hold morning and afternoon ceremonies as in years past.

Bush's office called President Peter Likins last week to inform him that Bush would not speak at the graduation. Likins had characterized the possibility of Bush's visit as remote since sending the invitation to the White House a month ago. [Read article]

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Mexico's beach spots popular with students
Students lend a helping hand over the break
Jews, Muslims walk together to promote Mideast peace
Abbey legacy lives on
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Women's Hoops: One and done in NCAAs
Cats' collapse ends dismal year
Softball falls to Huskies for first loss
Women's swim finishes third at NCAA title meet
Frye, Stoudamire say they will return; Iguodala unsure
Gymcats finish fourth at Pac-10s
Baseball swept in Long Beach
Track in action twice over break
Men's tennis splits four matches over break
Wildcat golfers skid to 12th after first day
Nallen, men's golf take titles at Hall of Fame Invitational
Women's tennis drops pair
WOMEN"S HOOPS ANALYSIS: Fast-paced Cats forced into playing Spartans' game

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When an artistic entity brings an experience some dignity, something beautiful happens.

It affirms what society has attempted to degrade. It normalizes an experience that is stigmatized. Alvin Ailey does that for the black experience, and he's valued for that reason. [Read article]


Metallica made a stop in Tucson last week for the first time in more than a decade. Anyone who knows rock 'n' roll knows Metallica. And anyone who knows Metallica, or worships guitar players in general, knows lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. [Read article]


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Mexico's beach spots popular with students

Tequila, tacos, dancing and more tequila.

Welcome to the UA's Mexico spring break 2004. [Read article]


Students lend a helping hand over the break

Some students opt to volunteer their spring break time to help out less fortunante

"Making the world a better place" wasn't on most college students' spring break to-do lists. [Read article]


Improv comedy has been much maligned of late. There's something about jokey, cute, "totally wacky" actors playing short, occasionally obnoxious games that gets under a person's skin. But the sort of improv popularized by the show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is just one aspect of what is regarded in some circles as a sort of idiosyncratic art. [Read article]


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