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Letters

Neglected computer lab doesn't reflect standard of excellence

I am writing this letter in regard to the sub-par Sands computer lab that students of the Eller College of Business and Public Administration are given. For four years, I have been subjected to this thrown-together, understaffed, under-funded computer lab. I know money is very tight throughout the university and that that might cause shortages in some areas, but the lab's status has become ridiculous. [Read article]

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Let boors talk, sleep elsewhere

New data showing that disruptive behavior is rampant in UA lecture halls reveals a culture of disrespect among students; but there may also be an easy way for some teachers to solve classroom behavior problems.

A recently-released survey from the Dean of Students Office found that more than half of instructors in large lecture classes were distracted by students talking in class and arriving late. Many teachers were also disrupted by students leaving early, sleeping and, yes, even reading the newspaper. [Read article]

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photo Keep fighting the good fight

Overall, last Tuesday, election night, was a horrible mess at least from the point of view of those of us on the left. Although the night was peppered with a few nice victories, the resounding message was a nation-wide show of

support for President Bush, and a blatant nod to ultraconservative ideology here in Arizona.

I cheered as Janet Napolitano's lead held through the night and when Terry Goddard soundly defeated Andrew Thomas for Attorney General. Raul Grijalva's victory in the Congressional race was also uplifting, not to mention Adelita Grijalva's election to the TUSD Board, which signaled the start of a "Grijalva dynasty" in Tucson politics. But it wasn't until the results from around the country came in that I realized just how important Raul Grijalva's victory would be. [Read article]

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