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Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Foreign TAs, students struggle with communication in class

photo Calculus and chemistry can be difficult to understand, and for some students, having an international teaching assistant can make it even harder.

Nathan Barnett, a political science junior, said students were distracted in his math class last semester because they were unable to understand their international TA.

"It was hard to focus and comprehend the material," said Barnett. "There needs to be better screening or some efficient teaching method." [Read article]

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Sure, digitally manipulated voice samples implying the presence of God sound amazing, but can you dance to them?

Composer Daniel Asia, professor of music and head of the UA's composition program, thinks you can. As part of a celebration of Asia's 50th birthday, he's presenting his electroacoustic composition, "Sacred and Profane," in a new way. [Read article]


If your mom was like mine, she never gave you $5 to waste playing those virtual reality games when they first came out. [Read article]


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For more than a decade, the UA has been a "weapons-free" campus.

But buried beneath Bear Down Gym are the signs of a tradition that has gone on at the UA for far longer.

Beneath the students playing basketball and lifting weights is a shooting range built in 1926, the year the UA signed a contract with ROTC as part of its land grant mission. [Read article]


Under Covers: Kiss and tell

As I write this, I sit in a dorm room in New Haven, Conn., with my boyfriend by my side and dating shows blaring from the television. [Read article]


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