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UA police: Prof fought her arrest

The associate professor who said police treated her roughly during an attempted arrest had been resisting, UA police stated in a report released Friday.

Irene d'Almeida, an associate professor of French, told police she resisted arrest by University of Arizona Police Department officer Robb Fountain because she was a "good person" who had never been handcuffed before in her life.

The incident has been a cause for concern for the chair of d'Almeida's department, other professors around the globe and President Pete Likins. [Read article]

Campus split over tuition hike plan

Many think the UA would be a great buy; others fear accessibility could suffer

Students and faculty had mixed reactions to President Pete Likins' proposals of an increase in financial aid coupled with tuition increases of $500 to $1,000 for in-state undergraduates.

Regents are proposing to set aside 14 percent of tuition for financial aid in combination with increased tuition.

The three models all proposed tuition increases of $1,250 next year for non-resident undergraduate students, $1,500 for non-resident graduate students and $750, $1,000 and $1,500, respectively for resident graduate students. [Read article]

photo Fiery battle of bands grooves, spins, jams

On a night when rock band Shitwheel tossed flaming guitars in the air in an elaborate attempt to win over the audience, Christina Moussa's simple two-piece folk band took home first place at the finale of Battle of the Bands ÷ a competition between UA bands for gift certificates and spots in future concerts.

The conclusion to Battle of the Bands gave four bands ÷ Shitwheel, Christina Moussa, The Sarcastic Atoms and Gorilla Behind Bars ÷ the chance to wow a crowd of over 400 people on the UA Mall with 20-minute sets of music that included elements of jazz, rock, folk and punk. [Read article]

Coronado residents ask for AC during last hot week

Tucson temperatures have been about 5 degrees above average recently and the rise in the mercury has made the difference between sweat and chills for many of the 800 residents of Coronado Hall.

The air conditioning was turned off in all campus dorms Nov. 15.

Soon after, temperatures began to rise, and the residents of Coronado began to complain about the heat.

"It was unbearable," said pre-business freshman Bridget Dorcey. "One side of the hall was hot because it is always in the sun and the other side was cool." [Read article]

On the Spot

ÎCrazy' senior majoring in English and history not, like, a murderer; he's having tofurkey

WILDCAT: What do you want to do with your major?

HOWICK: English freakin' rules!

WILDCAT: I enjoy speaking it, actually.

HOWICK: That's what I'm saying. Of course, a lot of people don't speak it very well, so you have to lay the smack down on them. But you don't want to get in their face and throw grammar at them and make them feel like idiots, even though they are idiots. [Read article]

Campus Briefs

Undergraduate history paper wins top national honors council prize

Matthew Kruer, a junior majoring in history, received the Portz Prize from the National Collegiate Honors Council at its annual meeting. The Portz Prize is awarded to three honors students in a national competition. Kruer's paper, "A Country Wonderfully Prepared for Their Entertainment: The Aftermath of the New England Indian Epidemic of 1616," was read at the NCHC conference in Salt Lake City, where Kruer received the Portz Prize. [Read article]


Fast facts:

  • The female king crab incubates as many as 400,000 young for 11 months in a brood pouch under her abdomen.
  • The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. It is estimated that 40 percent of the land is below sea level.
  • The koala eats nothing but eucalyptus leaves.
  • You can't kill yourself by holding your breath. At worst, you would lose consciousness and the lungs would start to breathe automatically.
  • Thick glass is more apt to break if hot water is suddenly poured into it. This is why test tubes are made of thin glass.
  • On Aug. 12, 1990, Typhoon Winona, combined with the summer holiday rush, created the longest traffic jam in Japan's history, an 84-mile-long chaotic mess. About 15,000 vehicles were involved.

    On this date:

  • In 1825, the United States' first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
  • In 1940, Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, sealing in its 400,000 inhabitants.
  • In 1942, the motion picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.
  • In 1958, Maurice Richard scored career goal No. 600 for the Montreal Canadians hockey team at New York's Madison Square Garden.
  • In 1965, France launched its first satellite into orbit.
  • In 1979, the International Olympic Committee voted to re-admit China after an absence of 21 years.


    "Today we are taking historic action to defend the United States and protect our citizens against the dangers of a new era."

    ÷ President Bush after signing legislation yesterday creating a new Department of Homeland Security.


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