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INS to collect international students' info

On the way back from visiting his family in Pakistan, Adeel Mysorewala, like many students returning to school after winter break, waited in the airport for a couple of hours.

However, his plane wasn't delayed; instead, he was waiting to register with the INS.

"I had to wait over two hours, and I missed my connecting flight to Tucson," Mysorewala, a civil engineering junior and president of the Pakistani Students Association said. [Read article]

photo Admissions may get tighter

Arizona high school students may have to face differing admissions standards at each of the three state universities, if the Arizona Board of Regents adopts either of two admissions scenarios they discussed yesterday.

University presidents and several regents expressed interest in granting automatic admission to fewer in-state students and allowing universities to make individualized admissions decisions. [Read article]

Pike fraternity will appeal suspension

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, also known as Pike, will appeal UA's decision to withdraw recognition of the fraternity after various conduct violations.

The appeal has to be made to the University Hearing Board, composed of students, faculty and staff who will essentially decide the fate of the fraternity on campus.

How long it will take the board to make a decision regarding the fate of the fraternity on campus is unknown. [Read article]

photo Garage will offset loss of spaces

Finding somewhere to park on campus may be a little easier this semester.

Expanded surface lots and the completion of the Sixth Street garage, in addition to more Zone 1 spaces, will help alleviate the parking crunch that UA drivers experienced last semester

Construction on the Sixth Street garage is supposed to be completed next month.

The five-level garage will provide an additional 900 spaces for students, faculty and staff, according to Parking and Transportation Services Director Patrick Kass. [Read article]

Plan would boost aid, raise tuition

Jack Jewett can't stop talking about the number 14.

It's been the centerpiece of his campaign to make Arizona universities affordable for low-income students.

Now it's also his jersey number.

Thanks to a gift from ASU President Michael Crow, Jewett, the Arizona Board of Regents' president, now has an ASU football jersey with the number 14.

Crow presented Jewett with the jersey yesterday morning during a press conference with student journalists in one of the conference rooms in the Student Union Memorial Center. [Read article]

Alleged hazing at Sigma Chi brings investigation

The Sigma Chi fraternity is under investigation by the Dean of Students Office for alleged hazing activities that occurred at the chapter house the week of Jan. 8.

That week, Greek Life received an anonymous phone call reporting hazing during the initiation of 36 Sigma Chi pledges. That complaint was then taken to Associate Dean of Students Veda Kowalski who sent a letter to the fraternity, notifying it of the investigation. [Read article]

On the Spot

He may or may not have the Īskills' to be an engineer, but he'll do it anyway, for the big bucks

WILDCAT: There seem to be lots of undecided majors around here. Anything strike your fancy?

HERMAN: I'm actually looking to go into something engineering. Probably materials science and engineering.

WILDCAT: Interesting. I don't know a thing about that.

HERMAN: Me neither. [Read article]



Book Sale
Jan 24, 2003
Friends of the UA Libraries annual book sale
10 a.m. ÷ 9 p.m. Mon. ÷ Fri.;
10 a.m. ÷ 5 p.m. Sat.;
Noon ÷ 5 p.m. Sunday
El Con Mall 3601 E. Broadway Blvd.

Jan 24, 2003
Geography and regional development colloquium
3:30 p.m. ÷ 4:30 p.m.
Harvill building Room 404

Jan 24, 2003
Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics Seminar
4 p.m. ÷ 5 p.m.
Biological Sciences West building Room 208

Gallery Opening
Jan 24, 2003
Lionel Rombach gallery opening and reception for "Out of Context"
5:30 p.m. ÷ 7 p.m.
Museum of Art
Lionel Rombach Gallery

Film Series
Jan 24, 2003
International Arts Society film series ÷ "Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos)
7:30 p.m.
Modern Languages building auditorium, Room 350

Jan 25, 2003
Women's mental health symposium
7:45 a.m.
Arizona Health Sciences Center DuVal Auditorium

Jan 25, 2003
Men's tennis
Robson Tennis Center

Jan 25, 2003
Arizona softball ÷ Alumni game
Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium ÷ Compiled by Kristian Ramos


Collegiate Cocktail

USCard theft
Daily Trojan

The University of Southern California Department of Public Safety is investigating a possible case of fraud and grand theft involving USCard discretionary accounts, DPS officials said.

In a report filed Jan. 16, DPS said several students found that their prepaid discretionary accounts had been used to make unauthorized transactions at the USC bookstore and other campus locations.

÷ Paul Hartsock

Aid to Iraqis
Michigan Daily

Anti-war rallies may inspire a community to protest a war in Iraq, but the diminishing possibility of a peaceful resolution is stirring University of Michigan students to aid the people who would be immediately affected by war ÷ Iraqi civilians.

This week, students with a meal plan can contribute to relief work in Iraq without actually donating cash by sacrificing one meal credit and giving funds for the meal to Life for Relief and Development, a Southfield-based charity organization.

÷ Carmen Johnson

Calling all cars
Independent Florida Alligator

New technology being developed by three University of Florida engineering professors may someday help reduce the number of fog-related car accidents and traffic pileups on highways.

The devices, dubbed "smart beacons," use wireless technology to sense wrecks and heavy traffic and warn motorists of danger, said civil engineering professor Michael McVay, who is working on the project.

÷ Jessica Orr


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