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Take time to talk to Likins; he will listen and respond

In his letter to the editor on Monday, Mark Rivera's loquacious response to Janet Bingham (Sept. 20, "╬Elite' oversimplifies efforts to reinvent UA by consensus") seemed to prove the point for increasing standards in university admissions. Had he worked a little more on reading comprehension when reading the article on Sept. 18, ("Likins details plans for UA's ╬elite' future") he would have observed the final paragraph in which Dr. Likins asked for suggestions and the Wildcat published his e-mail address. I personally e-mailed Dr. Likins with some opinions on the issue and received a response from him that evening carbon copied to Provost George Davis. [Read article]

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Join a revolution: Abolish the fist hit

Every so often, asinine behavior arises out of social convention and needs to be put down before it gets out of hand. Such is the case with the fist hit.

Two guys, Dick and Ronnie, haven't seen each other in a few days. They meet up on the UA Mall and vigorously shake hands. Ronnie withdraws from the handshake, clenches his hand into a fist and holds it out in front of him like he's waiting for a falcon to swoop down and perch. Dick balls his hand into a fist and rams it into Ronnie's fist. [Read article]

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photo Student Lifeline left in emergency situation

It appears that the Student Lifeline program needs a lifeline of its own. Lifeline, an ASUA Senate-sponsored project, made its debut last week after a long summer of organizational difficulties. According to the Sept. 16 Wildcat, the Lifeline service met a bumpy road due to confusion with operators and lack of available cabs.

ASUA senator Adam Bronnenkant, who is in charge of the program, told the Wildcat, "We were expecting that there would be bugs to work out ¸ this is one of them." He was confident that the service would work as planned. [Read article]

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