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Thursday, April 15, 2004
Tenure at UA harder for women to achieve

Female profs less likely to get tenure, study says

Female professors at the UA are less likely to receive tenure promotion than their male colleagues, according to a Harvard study released Monday.

The study, conducted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, measured the satisfaction of male and female full-time, tenure-track faculty at six universities, including the UA. It found that junior faculty women are less satisfied than men in academia when it comes to research, mentoring and other work responsibilities. [Read article]

photo Students bake up race debate

College Republicans hold bake sale to protest affirmative action

College Republicans tried to cook up some controversy yesterday, holding a bake sale to protest affirmative action.

The group displayed a sign that said the sale would charge white males $1, blacks 50 cents and white females 75 cents.

The booth was set up to draw attention to the unfairness of affirmative action, said Pete Seat, president of the UA College Republicans. [Read article]

photo Students don shirts all month to win iPods

If you sit near Ray Jaffe in class, you can smell how badly he wants a free iPod.

Jaffe has been wearing the same bright yellow shirt since April 5, hoping to win Apple's promotional competition.

Jaffe is one of 30 members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity who are participating in Apple's new promotional campaign that requires participants to wear a bright yellow shirt from April 5 to April 29 in order to win free iPods. [Read article]

ASUA Briefs

The ASUA Senate approved last night increases for the 2004-2005 stipends for next year's appointed


The total amount of money allocated to stipends for next year is $74,350. Last year, the total amount was $70,800.

The increase in stipends was attributed to the creation of a new marketing director position for each of the branches. The position was given $1,200 because the job will require 15 hours per week. The usual stipend amount for a 10-hour-per-week position is $800. [Read article]

Eller program ranked 2nd in nation by business magazine

The UA's Karl Eller Center and McGuire Entrepreneurship program was ranked second in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities" this week.

The UA is one of five programs to have held the national top-tier status from last year.

The listing, compiled by votes from entrepreneurship program directors, faculty and alumni, analyzed more than 60 program elements from hundreds of programs across the country. [Read article]

On the spot

Jeweler travels yearround, catches the Tucson Gem Show, found his Valentine by accident

Wildcat: So my name's Nathan.

Tucker: Bruce.

Wildcat: And you're on the spot. So you make your own jewelry and you sell them on campuses or what?

Tucker: Yeah. Right now I'm making a belly belt for some really cute girl that stopped a minute ago. It's not a bad lifestyle. I try to catch the gem show here in Tucson every year. I've made some friends here and keep getting drawn back to Tucson. The people here are really chill. [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • So they could be picked out quickly, slaves under the last emperors of China, the Manchus, wore pigtails.

  • At the age of 2, William Schwenck Gilbert was kidnapped from his parents in Naples, Italy, and ransomed for 25 francs. He wrote of the kidnapping in two of his operettas with Arthur Sullivan: "The Gondoliers" and "The Pirates of Penzance." [Read article]

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    Campus Detective


    Why is it that many of the campus elevators have signs advising us to save energy by using the stairs, yet at night, many buildings have lights on in every window? Why doesn't the UA take a more active role in saving energy than merely putting up signs?

    Melanie Skievaski, public health education junior


    Yep, the UA is one of those places that'll leave the light on for you. The problem is it's costing the UA millions of dollars a year. [Read article]

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