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Fall break should be students' decision since they pay tuition

I want to comment on Friday's editorial "Chin up, Doug." In this editorial the Wildcat opinions board proposes a pat on the back to ASUA President Doug Hartz for a good try and poor judgment on tuition and the fall break idea. I would like to comment on the fall break idea.

I think that President Hartz's idea is warranted and a good one. As a senior, I know that come Thanksgiving weekend people take off as many days as possible so they can fly home. Some even take the whole week off and some teachers cancel class the Wednesday before knowing students won't show up. I'm sure President Hartz has done his research and noticed that many of the other institutions across the country have a fall break for Thanksgiving weekend for the same reasons that some teachers cancel on the Wednesday before. So what if the teachers said they didn't think it was a good idea? I say if the students really want the break and feel like cramming three days into the semester somewhere in their learning, then why not have the fall break? [Read article]

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Guest Commentary: Promising signs for grads as UA changes direction

This week's Graduate Student Appreciation Week will be like no other in the history of the University of Arizona. It comes on the back of the highest tuition increases in our university's history, the proposed elimination of the Dean of the Graduate College and many policy proposals that cause concern in the graduate student community.

These issues have, rightly, created an atmosphere of apprehension about the future of graduate education at the University of Arizona, but the actions of many graduate students to make their voice heard give me great hope for what graduate students can expect at the UA in the coming years. [Read article]

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Student Candidate Endorsements

Competitive. That's the name of this year's student elections. Oh, they're the normal senate candidates who promise things that couldn't and shouldn't ever happen. But there's a solid group of senate hopefuls with potential. The officer races (president, executive and administrative vice presidents) are even more exciting serious, competent competitors with strong platforms. Some choices are harder than others, but even those who did not win endorsements put up a heck of a fight. Voters will have the final say tomorrow and Wednesday. [Read article]

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