ASUA bookstore's new textbook refund policy 'unfair,' some say
Students expecting cold cash when they return unused textbooks to the ASUA Bookstore this semester will have to settle for store credit. The policy, effective Jan. 25, was initiated in order to stay competitive with other book retailers, said Cindy Hawk, assistant director of the University of Arizona Associated Students Bookstore. "We need to tighten our refund policy," she said. "We are a business and we need to operate as a business." Some students buy the same textbooks from both on-line companies and the ASUA Bookstore, she said. Because the on-line books are sometimes cheaper, students return the bookstore texts once they have both copies.

Reversal of Fortune
Sometimes college sports offer some pretty ironic situations. Last season at this time, the UA men's basketball team was 7-0 in the Pacific 10 Conference heading into what was considered their toughest test of the year - a road game against No. 4-ranked Stanford at Maples Pavilion. The Wildcats rose to the challenge, playing perhaps their best road game of the year, beating the Cardinal 93-75. Exactly one day shy of a year later, this year's Cardinal team, 7-0 in conference play and ranked No. 3 in the country, comes to McKale Center tonight in what will probably be their toughest fight in the quest for the first 18-0 Pac-10 record.

Restructuring The Senate
recently, senators in the ASUA announcedthat they were looking for a way to restructure the student senate. They have finally recognized that the senate must be reorganized if it wants to represent the diversity of our campus. The proposal introduced here is a bit radical, but it would be for the better of everyone. The idea is simple: Have each sorority and fraternity name one representative to the senate. The benefits behind this move are numerous, and I'll present as many of them as I can. First, there are so many sororities and fraternities on campus, any significant group of them will be diverse, far more diverse than any group the student body could pick in a popular election.

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