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photo Teacher showcases third-grade studies

Undergrad wins top prize for integrated approach to education

A naval officer-turned elementary education major took home one of two top awards at the 10th annual student showcase of research projects Friday and Saturday.

Undergraduate Byron Bass' project, "An Integrated Hands on Approach to Learning," focused on tying together subject areas. While student-teaching a third-grade class, Bass, 52, had his class dig up artifacts buried in the playground. The class then drew bar graphs about what they found and wrote a fictional story about how the artifact ended up there. [Read article]

Big tuition hike probable under new regents

President Pete Likins may have the votes he needs on the Arizona Board of Regents to raise tuition by as much as $3,600 next year, instead of just keeping pace with inflation.

After intense debates last year, the regents split 6-5 over how much to raise tuition.

Six regents, including current Regent President Jack Jewett, voted last year to raise tuition 4 percent $96 in order to cover inflation. Likins had hoped for a 12.4 percent, or $300, increase. [Read article]

photo Students, alumni turn out for reunion parade

Sixty-six floats and cars holding waving students and alumni toured the UA Mall on Saturday in the 73rd Homecoming Parade.

The parade kicked off at North Cherry Street and East Second Street, heading south toward the Homecoming tents and tailgating area occupying the Mall.

Onlookers, including alumni, students and families, viewed the spectacle from shaded grassy areas, mobile homes and steps near Old Main. [Read article]

On the Spot

Freshman saxophonist chats about Pink Floyd, Tool, Waldo and a Homecoming ass-kicking

WILDCAT: So what instrument do you play?

YOUNG: I play the sax.

WILDCAT: How long have you played?

YOUNG: Since seventh grade.

WILDCAT: Are you really into music?

YOUNG: Yeah. I love music.

WILDCAT: What kind of music do you like?

YOUNG: Blues and jazz, mostly. [Read article]

U-WIRE: N.H. ruling may have national impact on private universities

HANOVER, N.H. A recent ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court in a case involving Dartmouth University may limit the privacy rights of students attending private colleges and universities, according to Robert DeKoven, a professor at California Western School of Law.

However, other jurists disagreed, saying that the decision upheld previous court rulings regarding private institutions and civil liberties, rather than setting a new precedent. [Read article]

U-WIRE: UNM archaeologist leads SCI FI channel team in Roswell search

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A group of investigators, funded by a television network and led by a University of New Mexico archeologist, excavated the alleged UFO crash site in Roswell in September for a documentary that will be aired Nov. 22.

William Doleman, senior archeologist at the UNM Office of Contract Archeology, said his work on the Roswell excavation is top secret and that he signed a contract with the SCI FI channel preventing him from disclosing its results. [Read article]


Fast facts:

  • The only active diamond mine in the United States is in Arkansas.
  • From the smallest microprocessor to the biggest mainframe, the average American depends on more than 264 computers per day.
  • The early Egyptians built some very large temples. The Great Temple at El-Karnak, built more than 3,000 years ago, is larger than the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
  • The rear portion of the head of a horse is called the poll.
  • In the city of Reykjavik, Iceland, one can see the stars 18 hours a day during the heart of the winter. During the summer, sunlight is visible 24 hours a day.
  • Horses do not chomp at a bit, it is a common misspelling. Horses champ at the bit.
  • A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than the 6,000 degrees centigrade found at the surface of the sun.

    On this date:

  • In 1867, a major eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy began and lasted for several months.
  • In 1893, an agreement was signed between Afghanistan and Britain, marking the boundary between Afghan tribal lands and British territories.
  • In 1912, a search party found the remains of British explorer Captain Robert Scott and his companions after the ill-fated South Pole expedition.
  • In 1931, in Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens opened as the new home of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • In 1946, the first drive-up bank facility, with ten teller windows with slide-out drawers, opened at the Exchange National Bank in Chicago.
  • In 1954, Ellis Island, the United States' immigration station in New York harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants to the United States since 1892.
  • In 1969, the U.S. army announced for the first time that it was investigating William Calley for the alleged massacre of civilians at the Vietnamese village of My Lai in March 1968.


    "Yesterday, we had a nice brick house and four vehicles. Today, we don't own a toothbrush."

    Susan Henry of Mossy Grove, Tenn., where tornadoes killed seven people, on the destruction of her home.


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