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Friday, April 16, 2004
Diversity initiative leader selected

Humanities dean to head Hispanic recruiting team

As part of the UA's broader goal of increasing diversity on campus, the dean of the College of Humanities has been put in charge of spearheading a new initiative aimed at recruiting and retaining more Hispanic students.

President Peter Likins said he asked Dean Charles Tatum to take on the task of reaching out to Hispanic communities to close the gap between Hispanic representation in the student body and the surrounding populace. [Read article]

Math education switches colleges

In an effort to increase the number of math teachers, the UA math education program is transitioning from the College of Education to the College of Science.

Sandy Garber, director of admissions for the College of Education, said the move began in the fall when the math department accumulated enough resources to offer a math education degree through the College of Science.

"The math education faculty are better able to recruit math majors to teaching and integrate mathematics into the professional education courses offered in the College of Science," Garber said. [Read article]

photo City officials to consider killing Grant 'suicide lane'

Students who live near East Grant Road may be able to breathe a sigh of relief if a proposal to end the road's "suicide lane" is passed.

Monday, the Tucson Department of Transportation will consider whether to eliminate the reversible lane, which carries traffic westbound from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and eastbound from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and inhibits drivers from making left-hand turns during those times. [Read article]

photo Anti-Bush bands play Tucson

Event registers voters, protests war in Iraq

The Punk Voter tour showcased plenty of love for punk rock, but none for President Bush.

Booths and protesters from various organizations greeted attendees, many clad in "Not My President" T-Shirts with Bush on the front, as they walked into Rialto Theatre last night.

While the debate over who should run the country is up in the air, punk rockers already seem to have cast their vote. [Read article]

3rd candidate vies for biz college deanship

A third candidate for dean of the Eller College of Business and Public Administration will wrap up a two-day campus visit today.

Joseph B. Mazzola, professor and dean of the faculty at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, continues a series of meetings with faculty, administrators and others today.

Two other finalists for the job, an associate dean at the University of Washington and a senior associate dean at Michigan State University, visited last week. [Read article]

On the spot

Freshman can't make a 3-point shot, doesn't like it when people make fun of his friends

Wildcat: Hey you, come over here.

Parsatoon: Um, all right. What's this for?

Wildcat: I'm Claire, and you're on the spot.

Parsatoon: I'm on the spot?! Oh, no!

Wildcat: Yes, yes you are. So I was walking around looking for someone to interview, and I saw you and your friend playing basketball. And you guys suck pretty bad. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Literacy in Iceland is 100 percent. Every Icelander must graduate from school in order to get a job, and has to be able to speak three languages. The native language, Icelandic, is spoken in no other country.

  • The Scottish writer Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, who won a seat as a Liberal member of Parliament in 1886, was suspended from the House of Commons for having the audacity to use the word "damn" in a public speech. [Read article]

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    Word up

    Quotes this week from campus and around the world

    "Obviously, there's going to be a few people offended, but we're offended by affirmative action."

    - Pete Seat, UA College Republicans president, on the CR bake sale on the UA Mall. Goodies were sold at gender- and race-specific prices, but were free for anti-affirmative action petition signers.

    "It's a crazy stunt that 30 crazy frat guys are pulling off." [Read article]

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