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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Campbell: Lift Latino enrollment

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Increasing funds top priority for UA presidential candidate

Students and faculty grilled UA presidential candidate Tom Campbell yesterday about campus diversity, tuition, class availability and other issues facing the university.

To improve diversity in the student population, Campbell said he wants the UA's population of Latino students to increase from 12 percent to 25 percent, the same percentage of Latinos that make up the state's population. [Read article]

· Hammocks hit campus
· Waste audit stresses recycling
· Quick Hits
· Hoops camp lures 500 youths
· Candidate praised for background
· Dem. Senate hopeful visits UA
· Fast Facts

Williams making his mark

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Freshman forward finds himself in starting, starring roles

If you were to pass Marcus Williams in the Student Union Memorial Center on a hot fall day in September, it would be easy to pin the youngster as a freshman.

With a baby face covered by a pencil-thin mustache, the Seattle native looks more "Diaper Dandy" than NBA Lottery pick.

If you can peer through his boyish features and watch the 6-foot-7 forward work his on-court magic, it is easy to see how he is one of the top contributors for the Arizona men's basketball team this season. [Read article]

· Hoops notes: Cats hoping to cool Heels in Chapel Hill
· Casey at the bat: Coach sees opportunity in holes left by MLB draft
· 2006 Tennis Preview: Men ready to compete
· 2006 Tennis Preview: Fall season fuels women's hopes of stronger spring

UA Mall preachers not representative of their religion

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"You're the kind of woman who will graduate from this college, marry some man and make him miserable." This statement and many others like it were yelled at a young woman in the Alumni Plaza Thursday afternoon. Hearing it, I sprang from my seat on a nearby bench; as a Christian, I was dismayed, not just by the vitriol of the words, but by the fact that they were yelled by one of the UA Mall preachers featured on the Arizona Daily Wildcat's front page last week. [Read article]

· Breaking the bonds of silence
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: January 19, 2006

 

The icon of Marilyn Monroe still looms over pop culture. Both Madonna and Anna Nicole Smith have copied her famous scene "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" from the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." And though she'd be about 80 years old had she lived, Monroe's still a pinup girl. [Read article]

Tucson and campus calendar
Scattershot: Fair and balanced celebrity gossip
Susan's Musings: I want to be a guitar hero
FILM: Glory Road, Masters of the Universe
Now hear this
Music Reviews: Morning Wood, Hall and Oates, Cat Power
Local band SKITN opens for Long Beach Shortbus
Troupe lives to tell stories onstage
 

Latest Issue: December 6, 2005

 

 

Fire twirling, sword swallowing on club's weekly agenda

There's a little pyromaniac in all of us. Blame our caveman instincts, but our fascination with this force of nature - both destructive and life-sustaining - starts with childhood, where experiments with a Zippo lighter and your mother's industrial-sized can of hairspray gives you hours of fun and, if you're lucky, a brand-new set of eyebrows. [Read article]

 

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