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Thursday Jan. 10, 2002

Parking lot opened after November assault

Lot near Speech and Hearing Sciences building now available to all UA permit holders after 5 p.m.

In response to a November assault, UA students and employees are now allowed to park in an assigned lot at night - even if they do not hold a permit for it.

Parking in the 3039 lot, located just north of the Speech and Hearing Sciences building, 1131 E. Second St., was previously restricted to 3039 permit holders. However, the change will now allow anyone with a valid university parking permit to park there after 5 p.m. [Read article]

 

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