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Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Few women enrolled in engineering

photo For an April Fools' Day joke, the Arizona Daily Wildcat ran an Issue of the Week prank claiming that engineering at the UA was "a man only major."

The prank hit a soft spot in the College of Engineering & Mines.

The college houses the fewest undergraduate women of any UA college, and engineering officials say they are working hard to attract women into a field that traditionally has a difficult time recruiting and retaining female students.

"Articles like that do more damage to what we are trying to do than just about anything you can imagine," said Tom Peterson, dean of the college. "We know we have a long way to go in establishing gender equity. We're not ignoring it. We are working really hard to try to solve it." [Read article]

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After viewing his peers' films in a campus installation project last year, Chris de Barros, a media arts senior, decided to initiate a student film festival in order to showcase more student work to the public. [Read article]

The Sounds have a lot in common with fellow Swedish countrymen ABBA. They have that trademark blond hair (well, mostly just their lead singer). And they're also a band that makes dance music (although they count disco's antithesis - new wave - as their primary influence). OK, so The Sounds have nothing in common with ABBA. But that's a good thing. [Read article]

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Comedy troupes gather at UA for 12th annual comedy festival

Comedians like Jon Stewart and Jay Leno aren't the only ones who poke fun at George W. Bush.

Since "Dubya" has been one of the most topical individuals in American comedy for the past 3 1/2 years, he will also be the target of several improv and sketch comedy troupes at the UA this weekend. [Read article]

Staying on Top: When sex gets scary

I've decided to abstain from low carbs. The craze itself troubles me, and today I ripped open a bag of low-carb Doritos and nasty nacho soy "chips" dissolved on my tongue. Bleah. I'm sticking to caramel macchiatos and Pop-Tarts. [Read article]

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