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photo Group looks to start UA childcare co-op

Two student-parents have founded a support group to help offset what they see as the shortcomings of the university's limited childcare resources.

The group, called Babycats, is the brainchild of psychology senior Lisa Elliott, 39, and anthropology junior Mariannette Pascal, 26. The women met at on off-campus playgroup.

UA is not meeting the needs of student-parents, Elliott said, adding that students have been left to create their own resources. [Read article]

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New ticket system unveiled

Softball, women's basketball, volleyball, baseball will cost $4

In order to get into sporting events for free or be eligible to buy lower level men's basketball tickets next year, students will now have to purchase a $35 Zona Zoo Sports Pass.

The pass, which goes on sale tomorrow, will grant holders membership into the Zona Zoo, a student spirit section at athletic events, which would in turn allow for free entrance into home football, volleyball, women's basketball, softball and baseball games. [Read article]

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Sigma Chi loses charter

The Dean of Students withdrew university recognition of Sigma Chi fraternity for six years following an investigation of hazing violations that included forcing pledges to eat cans of beans even after they vomited.

The hazing activities occurred on or around Jan. 8, said Associate Dean of Students Veda Kowalski.

Fraternity members forced pledges to perform calisthenics as well as clean, paint and repair the fraternity house. Three pledges were also forced to sit inside a walk-in freezer for an undisclosed period of time, Kowalski said. [Read article]

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UA program gets kids on campus

Arizona Youth University provides summer classes

A new UA program will give grade school students the opportunity to go to college this summer, without having to worry about grades.

The Arizona Youth University, sponsored by the UA Extended University, is a collection of classes and camps for Tucson grade-schoolers, said Helen Macdonald, program coordinator.

"During the summer, there just (aren't) a lot of things available for kids across town," Macdonald said. "This is a great opportunity for kids to be exposed to a class-one university setting." [Read article]

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photo Psych prof honored for Gen Ed class

Suzanne Delaney remembers what it's like to be a college student.

And she knows the impact an instructor can have on a college student.

As an Individuals and Societies 101 course instructor, students and colleagues for years have recognized Delaney as a teacher with passion and true interest in the success of her students. But she received formal recognition last night when she was awarded one of four Provost's General Education Teaching Awards. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Sophomore studies to become an accountant, likes math, Tetris and Smash Brothers

WILDCAT: What kind of business are you studying?

GREGSTON: Well we have certain parts to it.

WILDCAT: So you want to go into the business huh, are you Italian?

GREGSTON: No. I'm going into accounting.

WILDCAT: Just out of curiosity, why? I don't know, I just like being more creative, you know? I like going to crime scenes. [Read article]

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photo Fast Facts

·In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters.

·Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye."

·The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

·The longest recorded tapeworm found in the human body was 33 meters in length.

·It's against the law in Chicago to eat in a place that is on fire. [Read article]

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Students Say

What is your favorite vacation spot?

"Egypt I'd love to go there. That's where my boyfriend is from."

Jennifer LaPlante
business management senior


"Sri Lanka, or somewhere far away like that."

Fabs Gonzalez
illustration senior


"Brazil, for the music. Their whole culture is based around drumming and music. It's just a fascinating culture." [Read article]

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Ask Abby

Animal Planet masturbation poses problems for friendly neighbors

Dear Abby,

So, I found out that my neighbor walked in on my roommate masturbating while watching Animal Planet. Yeah, surprising! Well this tension has been building up and has left me uneasy. The big problem is that he was doing it in a common area we share and now I'm uncomfortable laying anywhere in the room. What am I supposed to do? I know he'll deny it! [Read article]

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Corrections

In Steve Campbell's column yesterday, "Media Reports Facts, but with a Slant," it was incorrectly stated that Ted Turner owns CNN. Turner sold his cable networks, including CNN, to Time Warner in 1996. He became the company's vice chairman, a title he retained after AOL and Time Warner merged in 2001. In May of this year, he will be stepping down as vice chairman.

 
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