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Tuesday Apr. 30, 2002

Deans planning for future budget cuts

Provost George Davis asked top administrators recently to project what they would cut if state funding to UA decreases by 2.25 percent in 2002-2003, a total of more than 7 percent this year and next.

In a memorandum Davis sent out April 18, high-ranking administrators were directed to avoid cutting, when possible, programs with high student demand, the capacity to generate revenue, interdisciplinary courses and a national ranking. [Read article]

 

Fast facts:

  • New York City‚s Empire State Building is considered by many to be the most romantic place to get married. Each Valentine‚s Day, couples join in matrimony on the 80th floor of the building and automatically become members of the Empire State Building Wedding Club. This entitles them to free admission to the observatories on their anniversary, Valentine‚s Day.
  • „International Orangeš is the official name of the orange-red paint used to paint the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and the bridge has always been that color. Rejecting carbon black and steel gray, the color was chosen because it blended well with the span‚s natural setting. Had the U.S. Navy‚s color request been granted, the bridge would have been painted black with yellow stripes.
  • The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not be fully cured for another 500 years.
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    On this date:

  • In 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history was observed.
  • In 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
  • In 1900, 165-pound Robert Fitzsimmons knocked out 305-pound Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match.
  • In 1947, Boulder Dam was renamed to honor Herbert Hoover.
  • In 1980, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands ascended to the throne.
  • In 1980, terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London.
  • In 1986, Ashrita Furman performed 8,341 somersaults over a stretch of 12 miles.
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    Quotable...

    „They‚re banged up and shocked, and they‚re frightened. I don‚t think they‚ve ever really seen anything like this before.š
    ų Civista Medical Center chief executive Chris Stefanides said about people injured in La Plata, Md., after a tornado ripped through the town.


     

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