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photo Paper passˇ in e-age

Students access e-journals and e-books in the Integrated Learning Center,

while books are left to gather dust on their shelves upstairs

Imprisoned by a chain-link fence this time last year, the Integrated Learning Center was bypassed by students during its construction.

After all, the more than $20 million haven for state-of-the-art computer technology stole the UA Mall from students for over two year. [Read article]

Undergrad advising will see overhaul

Advisers to be hired, trained as advising shifts to colleges

The UA will hire 12 to 16 academic advisers and improve training for other academic advisers this year to address undergraduate student complaints about advisers not being available, having to see too many advisers and receiving inconsistent or useless information from advisers.

This is the first step toward plans to make colleges the main source for all academic advising. The aim is to give students and advisers one place where they can go to ask any question related to advising, and give students more access to advisers by decreasing the number of students assigned to each adviser. [Read article]

Alumnus killed in Sat. accident

Michael Turner Woods, a 2002 business graduate, was one of two people killed in Saturday's car accident on West Anklam Road, police said yesterday.

Woods name was withheld until police could notify his family of his death.

Woods, 25, was from Tucson and graduated in May 2002 with a business degree. He was an affiliate of the UA chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Woods pledged his freshman year at the University of Nevada-Reno's SAE chapter and then transferred to the UA, making him a part of the UA's SAE chapter, said SAE president Colin Brown. [Read article]

Student killed in car accident perpetually smiled, loved racing

Smiling and racing were common traits friends and fraternity members used to describe economics senior Erik Baumgartner, as they recalled his friendly nature and passion for off-road racing.

UA student Erik Steven Baumgartner, 21, died in an auto accident on North Greasewood Road between West Broadway Boulevard and West Anklam Road at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, along with Michael Turner Woods, a 2002 UA graduate. [Read article]

photo UA needs 200 more pints

With only two days to go in the 16th-annual UA vs. ASU blood drive competition, the Wildcats need to make a big push for 200 more pints to catch up to ASU.

There are four blood donation sessions remaining on campus this week and UA has collected less than half of the 1,200-pint goal. The goal for the blood drive was reduced from 1,500 pints earlier this week.

"At this time, I am projecting that we are 200 pints behind ASU," said Todd McCormick, American Red Cross representative for UA. [Read article]

Alumna, world traveller dies in Bali club bombing

UA alumna Deborah Snodgrass was one of two Americans killed Saturday by a bomb that exploded at a Bali nightclub.

Nearly 200 people, many of whom were tourists, were killed in the blast.

Snodgrass was standing outside the nightclub when the bomb exploded.

She moved to Indonesia four years ago to teach English at a private school.

She also began to work with design and manufacturing companies in Bali, said her aunt Pat Beaty, who lives in Phoenix. [Read article]

On the Spot

Visiting photography student explains blue stitches in his forehead and alter-ego, Moe

WILDCAT: I see you have some stitches on your head, do you mind if I ask what happened?

MIDDLETON: I was attacked by ·

WILDCAT: A killer rabbit?

MIDDLETON: No, a guy with a knife.

WILDCAT: Are you serious?


WILDCAT: Did you know him? [Read article]

U-WIRE: U. Florida prof offers reward to catch exam-crashing pranksters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ÷ On Friday night, University of Florida Macroeconomics students piled into their respective test sites for their last opportunity to take their second test.

Carleton Auditorium, which seats 700 students, was close to full. In Carleton, however, test-takers received much more than a test.

Two pranks took place during the exam's duration and one has a professor offering a $500 reward for capture of the pranksters. [Read article]

U-WIRE: West Virginia U. guys lather up last time before beard contest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. ÷ West Virginia University students kicked off the 2002 Mountaineer Week with a close, clean shave.

The event marked the beginning of the 55th annual Mountaineer Week, which is November 1-9.

Twenty-three males participated Monday in the Mountainlair commons.

"(The shaving) turned out really well," said Erin Young, student chairman and coordinator of the event. "We had a really good turnout." [Read article]


Fast facts:

  • Alaska has the longest coastline of any of the United States. It measures 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states combined.
  • The first non-royal to be portrayed on a British stamp was William Shakespeare in 1964.
  • Before beginning his movie career Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto.
  • When a snail hatches from an egg, it is a miniature adult, shell and all. The shell grows with the snail, and the snail never leaves the shell.
  • The Nike "Swoosh" logo was designed by University of Oregon student Carolyn Davidson in 1964 ÷ four years after business student Phil Knight and track coach Bill Bowerman founded the company they originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. Ms. Davidson was paid $35 dollars for her design.

    On this date:

  • In 1793, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France and wife of King Louis XVI, was guillotined for treason.
  • In 1846, in Boston's General Hospital, the painkiller ether was used for the first time. William Horton of Charleston, Mass., invented the drug.
  • In 1916, the first birth control clinic in the United States was opened by Margaret Sanger in Brooklyn, New York.
  • In 1946, top Nazi war criminals were hanged at Nuremberg, Germany.
  • In 1962, President Kennedy was informed that the Soviet Union had based nuclear missiles in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis.


    "Linda was a dedicated employee, and she will be missed. All of us are deeply shocked and angry over this tragedy."

    ÷ FBI Director Robert Mueller on the shooting of Linda Franklin, the ninth victim allegedly murdered by the D.C.-area sniper.


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