By Jose Ceja
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday August 26, 2002
Wilbur's weapons confiscated
Wilbur the Wildcat ÷ one of the most recognizable UA logos ÷ has been redesigned after the university identification committee found him in violation of a campus gun ban last year. The ban only affects caricatures of Wilbur appearing on T-shirts and other UA paraphernalia. The Wilbur mascot that walks around the sidelines of UA basketball and football games was already disarmed years ago. The new logo, which was the only UA logo affected by the gun ban, was unveiled Wednesday along with several other new UA logos. The Arizona athletic logo was also changed when a desert scene was added.
Living kidney donation on the rise across nation
As the nation's shortage of organs worsens, living kidney donation is becoming increasingly common. At University Medical Center, 12 of the last 29 kidney transplants have been performed from living donors, a steady increase over previous years. About 52,923 people are on the waiting list for kidneys in the United States, far more than the 4,090 waiting for hearts or 17,459 waiting for livers. There are more than 200 people wait-listed for kidney transplants at UMC. The average wait for a kidney at UMC is four to five years.
College of Public Health named after founders of Canyon Ranch resort
UA has named the Arizona College of Public Health after Mel and Enid Zuckerman, founders of Canyon Ranch, a resort ranch on Tucson's far east side, and supporters of UA health-related programs. The new name for the college is the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health. The couple have been donors to the university since 1979, when they began supporting the departments of Exercise, Physiology and Nutritional Sciences. The Zuckermans committed to donating $10 million over 10 years to the UA Foundation in 1997, the largest gift in UA history at that time that helped pave the way to the establishment of the College of Public Health. This is only the third university college to be named after a major benefactor.