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Students who have learning disabilities are ╬hard-working'

I'm writing in response to Brian Danker's Monday letter saying that SALT students are dumb. They most certainly are not. I've worked with many of them and find that they are intelligent, hard-working people who simply have some sort of learning disability.

I can also tell Mr. Danker that the Honors College personnel are perfectly happy with Slonaker House. I should know ¸ I worked there. [Read article]

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Let's pay more and get more

You get what you pay for. Unfortunately, at the UA we don't pay much. Until regents, administrators, lawmakers and, in particular, student lobbyists get together and cry "Let's raise tuition," the quality of education and number of resources at the UA will continue to be less than spectacular.

A few thousand dollars is not sufficient to cover the costs of a decent in-state or out-of-state education. Administrators will argue that this is a product of years of state cuts to Arizona universities. While those cuts have certainly affected the [Read article]

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photo Issue of the Week: Tightening UA Admissions

As early as Fall 2004, high school seniors might face a new set of admission standards if President Pete Likins and the other two university presidents get their way. At last week's Arizona Board of Regents meeting, the university presidents and some regents expressed interest in granting automatic admission to fewer in-state students while allowing the schools to individualize admission decisions for the remaining bulk of prospective students. Under the proposal, only high school seniors who rank in the top 25 percent of their class would be awarded automatic admission, rather than 50 percent. The other proposal would automatically admit seniors based on various GPA, SAT or ACT scores. [Read article]

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