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OPINIONS
Friday September 12, 2003
Mailbag

Bir Zeit Îonly option for many Palestinian students'

As a former UA student who attended Bir Zeit University specifically to study Arabic, I found Yariv Ovadia's comments regarding Bir Zeit University ("Bir Zeit students go to school to learn how to build bombsˇ") insulting and demeaning. Bir Zeit is the best university in the West Bank, and it is the only option for many Palestinian students wanting a university education. Since when has wanting an education counted as terrorism? [Read article]

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photo 'Excellence' needs 'planning'

Tucson needs help, and now. Locals have stuck their noses up at expanding roads and highways, while at the same time opting out of public transportation development. The result has been devastating: rush hour is longer and sprawl has sprawled further.

But there is hope. Tucson can still make or break its transportation policy. And our fine city can do so in large part because the UA has a recognized program for urban and city planning with a highly accomplished faculty. [Read article]

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View Points

Question: Do you think the police are taking appropriate steps to curb underage drinking?

"I think it's a little excessive. They should focus more on safety. Since I've been here, there's so much I'm more worried about than underage drinking."

Kelly Jenks

anthropology first-year

graduate student


Maybe they need to focus on other issues ... Whether or not they keep busting parties, people are going to find a way to get alcohol." [Read article]

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