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Likins' revised budget stresses research

TEMPE ÷ The UA is bracing for more cuts because the state simply has no money to give, President Peter Likins told the Arizona Board of Regents yesterday.

Likins plans to alter a budget request for next year that he will present to the today at ASU in light of the potentially growing budget cuts.

He originally planned to request funds for operational programs, such as hiring of more graduate teaching assistants, granting raises to slow the loss of staff and faculty to higher-paying institutions, and dedicating more money for research on water quality and sustainability in Arizona. [Read article]

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Regents praise ĪChanging Directions'

TEMPE ÷ The Arizona Board of Regents praised yesterday the overview of President Peter Likins' plans to limit enrollment and cut some academic programs that are not financially self-supporting or essential to research, and to increase tuition and financial aid.

Several board members said Likins' plans should be put into action as soon as possible, since the proposal is intended to reduce the UA's reliance on the Legislature and tax money. [Read article]

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Police arrest man on charge of harassment

A student who police suspect has a history of sexually harassing women at the UA and Pima Community College's East campus was arrested by Pima College police Tuesday.

Traver Brawley, 23, a Pima student, had been arrested earlier in the day by University of Arizona police on three counts each of harassment and assault.

Three UA students complained to UAPD Tuesday evening that Brawley was making unwanted sexual advances ÷ which included physical contact ÷ at the Student Union Memorial Center. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Ad campaigns, thumb wars, life as a girl's bike seat all discussed at two local convenience stores

WILDCAT: What else do you do besides go to school?

TERRIZZI: I'm a receptionist at Desert Toyota.

WILDCAT: If you could create a slogan for Toyota, what would it be?

TERRIZZI: Dependability.

WILDCAT: That'd be a pretty boring slogan. No one would buy your car. If you can't think of a slogan, how do you expect to make it in the business world? [Read article]

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Campus Briefs

Arboretum plans ribbon cutting ceremony for Saturday morning

The UA Campus Arboretum ribbon cutting ceremony and opening celebration will take place this Saturday.

The event will honor past UA botanists, feature tree planting, tours of the Arboretum and a plant sale. The featured speaker of the event will be Dr. David Yetman of "The Desert Speaks."

Cacti and other prizes will also be raffled off at the event. [Read article]

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Fast facts:

  • The first letter of every continent's name is the same as the last: Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe.
  • According to a 1997 Gallup poll, 29 percent of Americans found the Christmas holidays more stressful than enjoyable. Those with the lowest incomes were most likely to find the season stressful.
  • On March 27, 1964, North America's strongest recorded earthquake, with a magnitude of 9.2, rocked central Alaska. Each year, Alaska has approximately 5,000 earthquakes, including 1,000 that measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale. Of the ten strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the world, three have occurred in Alaska.
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    On this date:

  • In 1928, the United States announced that it would recognize China's Nationalist government.
  • In 1938, the League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in China.
  • In 1938, the League of Nations branded the Japanese as aggressors in China.
  • In 1959, nearly 5,000 people died when Typhoon Vera hit the Japanese island of Honshu.
  • In 1961, Sierra Leone was admitted to the United Nations.
  • In 1964, the Warren Commission, named after Chief Justice Earl Warren, issued a report stating Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Congress reopened the investigation and in 1979 the House Select Committee on Assassinations issued a report which stated a conspiracy was most likely involved.
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    Quotable...

    "The disciplinary process against three fraternities could result in one or all three of these fraternities being suspended from campus or being permanently expelled from campus."

    ÷ ASU President Michael Crow on disciplining fraternities involved in the making of a pornographic video on the campus of ASU.


     
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