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Tuesday, September 9, 2003
600 students lose classes

More than 600 UA students found themselves dropped from classes after missing Friday's tuition deadline.

That's 200 more students than last year, despite the fact that the deadline to pay tuition was moved from the first day of class to two weeks into the semester.

"We were concerned that this year, with such a large tuition increase, there would be a large number of students dropped," said Rick Kroc, director of assessment and enrollment research. [Read article]

Likins defends raises to senate

Administrative salary increases overdue, he says

President Peter Likins was unapologetic at the Faculty Senate meeting yesterday as he defended his decision to raise the salaries of top administrators while other employees received pink slips due to budget cuts.

"There's an unfairness to any effort to cut budgets to save the interests of the institution," he said when asked why the burden was not equally shared at all levels of the administration. [Read article]

Police dismiss assault claim

UAPD confirmed yesterday that the Aug. 30 sexual assault report in Coronado residence hall has been dismissed as baseless.

"It was determined that the report was unfounded," said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, UAPD spokesman. "It was determined that there was no sexual assault and that we did not have a victim."

Mejia also said that he has received calls from parents regarding rumors of sexual assaults in the Arizona/Sonora residence hall, but has not received any reports from students. [Read article]

Freshman council enters second year

Members of the freshman student council plan to build on lessons learned from last year's failures and successes.

"Since last year was FCC's first year, I think that we fought to create a respectable and quality reputation," said Kim Bui, director of academic affairs for last year's council. "We were given the job, which was more of an opportunity, to set precedents and create our own agendas." [Read article]

Childcare subsidy gets a $50k boost

Parents of UA students now have a greater chance of receiving a childcare subsidy with their financial aid.

The UA's Student Child Care Subsidy Program has been increased by $50,000 according to Darci Thompson, Director of UA Life and Work Connections.

Jennifer Runquist, principal investigator of the 2003 Graduate Student Dependent and Child Care Survey, and Peter Morris, former president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council, are credited with bringing in the additional money. [Read article]

photo UA may see return of ĪDesert' yearbook

A movement is underway to bring the UA yearbook back to life after a six-year hiatus.

Taylor Publishing approached the UA and other public universities as part of a new sales campaign, offering to help fund the yearbook, said Daniel Scarpinato, a journalism senior and Daily Wildcat columnist who will be the editor if the contract with Taylor is finalized.

After being a regular part of student life since 1903, The Desert yearbook was discontinued in 1997 due to lack of sales. [Read article]

On the spot

Senior only takes baths when his shower breaks, finds math majors act strange but still have fun

Wildcat: You know who I am, right?

Frasquillo: [nods]

Wildcat: And you're On the Spot. Do you know what that is?

Frasquillo: Yeah.

Wildcat: So, you were standing in the rain right now·

Frasquillo: It's pretty awesome.

Wildcat: Does it remind you of a shower?

Frasquillo: I take hot showers. [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • In ancient China, doctors were paid when their patients were kept well, not when they were sick. Believing that it was the doctor's job to prevent disease, Chinese doctors often paid the patient if the patient lost his health. Further, if a patient died, a special lantern was hung outside the doctor's house. At each death another lantern was added. Too many of these lanterns were certain to ensure a slow business. [Read article]

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