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Friday, December 3, 2004

Anthro prof 'explains' mention of evolution

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After receiving phone calls from angry parents, prof tells class he didn't mean to offend

An anthropology professor addressed his class about statement he made Nov. 9, after a few students' parents called and complained about a reference to evolution he made in a lecture.

Professor J. Jefferson Reid shared a paragraph of a column from The New York Times that ran in the Arizona Daily Star Nov. 7, which discussed the belief in evolution and the belief in the virgin birth in his Anthropology 205: "Clovis to Coronado" gen ed class, he said. [Read article]

· Hay spill halts Campbell traffic
· Administration blames state Legislature for 'brain drain'
· Campus Health, bookstore raise funds for alcohol abuse awareness
· Grade appeals rarely successful
· Associate dean: Appeal process may soon change
· Fast facts
Men's Hoops: UA out West for 'Wooden'

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No. 15 Miss. State on tap for Cats at Anaheim event

The Arizona men's basketball team's tough non-conference schedule will continue Sunday as the Wildcats travel to Anaheim, Calif., to take on the No. 15 Mississippi State Bulldogs at 2:30 p.m. MST in the John R. Wooden Classic.

After showing signs of breaking out of its shooting slump last time out against Wyoming by scoring a season-high 98 points, No. 21 Arizona will slug it out with a defensive-minded Mississippi State team (5-1) that has yet to allow more than 71 points in a game this season. [Read article]

· Women's hoops holds 'Fiesta' this weekend
· Icecats out for revenge today against Arizona State at TCC
· UA Sports Roundup: Soccer GK Smith nominated for national honor

Facebook: The No. 1 method of wasting time

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First came the finger-flicking sensation of pogs, second came the life-sustaining AOL Instant Messenger Service, then the dramatic Livejournal blog arrived, which allowed for washed-up high school cheerleaders to whine about how they don't have the latest ponchos from Abercrombie & Fitch. Time has moved on and now college students are presented with the ever-useless and evil Thefacebook.com.

Thefacebook is a Web site that hosts categories of different universities across the United States and allows for students at each school to set up a personal profile. Once a student signs up and sets up his profile, he can browse through the profiles of other students and make the life-or-death decision of adding them as a "friend." [Read article]

· Editorial: Evolution needs no apologists
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: December 2, 2004


 

To the naked eye, Ryan Michael Parker is just another student artist. But once you see his artwork, you'll realize he'll hold his own in the professional art world once he graduates from the UA next May.

Parker, a visual communications senior with a focus on illustration, really wants folks to come to his latest exhibit. He wants it so badly that he's turned himself into a walking billboard, wearing a mechanic's suit for weeks with a sticker nametag which reads, " HELLO, I'M: FROM THE COLLECTION AGENCY. NOW GET OFF MY COUCH." [ Read article]

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