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photo Likins details plans for UA's ╬elite' future

President Peter Likins outlined his plans yesterday for restricting admissions, raising tuition and cutting programs in order to move the UA toward the private sector.

The plans have been met with some excitement and some opposition from members of the university community who are wary of the possibility that UA students will find a drastically different institution when they begin school next fall. [Read article]

photo KAMP sets sights on AM

College radio will soon have a stronger voice on the UA campus, KAMP general manager Brian Van Buren believes.

While currently only available through the Internet, KAMP Student Radio hopes to expand to the airwaves through an AM station and get more students at UA to tune in.

KAMP offers more than 60 different shows broadcasted between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m. Since it is an entirely student-run organization, the variety of student tastes is represented with shows dedicated to everything from hardcore punk to sports talk to Indian pop. They also do play-by-play for UA softball. [Read article]

photo Passports now available on campus

Students and staff in need of passports can get them at a new office on-campus instead of heading downtown.

The office ¸ within the Office of International Faculty and Scholars ¸ opened Aug. 19 to service UA students and faculty going abroad.

"The people serviced so far are glad to come here as opposed to traveling to the (downtown) courthouse," said Janice Searight, the passport acceptance agent hired to head the whole operation. [Read article]

On the Spot

Business college job-finder praises brevity, frowns on idea of scented, pink resumÄs

WILDCAT: What is it that you do here at the Eller College of Business and Public Administration?

MIRANDA: I work with students and employers. I spend a lot of time encouraging them to recruit our students. We do a lot of career development aspects like resumÄ-writing, walk-in interviews and programming efforts that help our students to become more professional. [Read article]

U-Wire: U. Minnesota club anti-abortion displays provoke strong feelings

MINNEAPOLIS ¸ A large display by a national anti-abortion group sparked discussion and revulsion on the Northrop Plaza at the University of Minnesota on Monday.

The three-sided, 10-foot-high display included grisly photographs of late-term aborted embryos and fetuses, as well as arguments against abortion.

The display was sponsored by the national nonprofit organization Justice For All: Students for Bioethical Diversity. The University of Minnesota's chapter invited the traveling exhibit to campus. Most passersby couldn't help but pause and examine the graphic imagery. Sporadic debates flared and then faded as participants left for class or simply quit arguing. [Read article]


Fast facts:

  • Of all the U.S. presidents, only Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois.
  • There are 1,792 steps leading to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Mint is supposed to be named after an ancient nymph by the name of Minthe, who was the beloved of Pluto.
  • The pronghorn antelope can run up to 61 miles per hour.
  • The godfather of film actress Winona Ryder was the late Timothy Leary, LSD guru of the 1960s. Ryder's father, Michael Horowitz, served at one time as Leary's archivist and ran a bookstore called Flashback Books.
  • According to experts, 30 percent of all marriages occur because of friendship.

    On this date:

  • In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slave owners to reclaim slaves who had escaped to other states.
  • In 1851, The New York Daily Times (later renamed The New York Times) was first published by Henry J. Raymond.
  • In 1927, the Columbia Broadcasting System, CBS, went on the air for the first time with a radio network of 16 stations.
  • In 1970, rock legend Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27. Hendrix overdosed on a German brand of sleeping pill, Vesperax. The potent sleeping pill called for, at most, only one tablet. An autopsy revealed that he had taken nine pills. The overdose appeared to be intentional.
  • In 1981 - The French parliament decided to abolish capital punishment and the guillotine.


    "We've lost a lot of ground. This has set us back 100 years."

    ÷Ali Alarabi, the Palestinian-American president of the United Arab American League on the effect of Sept. 11 on race relations.


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