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NEWS
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Football player dies at practice

Incoming freshman collapses during afternoon workout

Incoming freshman football player McCollins Umeh died during a voluntary workout on campus yesterday.

Umeh, 18, arrived in Tucson this week with other new players for the workouts in preparation for the opening of the fall training camp in August, said UA athletics director Jim Livengood.

Umeh passed a physical earlier in the day on Tuesday, but collapsed 20 minutes into a 30-minute workout, said UA president Peter Likins. [Read article]

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Plan would make UA more selective

A dramatic restructuring of Arizona's university system is drawing praise for its forward-looking stance but concern from many who fear the system will turn the UA and ASU into "elitist" universities.

While everyone seems to agree some plan is necessary to help universities absorb what's projected to be the near doubling of Arizona universities' enrollment by 2020, whether future students should be funneled into three regional universities with teaching emphases is being debated. [Read article]

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photo Sculpting a Tradition

Alums' sculpture to grace Plaza

Without yearbooks and framed diplomas, the average University of Arizona student would have little evidence of his or her passing.

Even art students only get the occasional campus installation.

Brothers John and Tom Barringer, 1973 alums, have been able to leave their mark on their alma mater by doing more more than scratching their names on bathroom stalls. Now in their 60's, John and Tom are contributing on a masterpiece that may become one of UA's most recognized landmarks. [Read article]

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Graduates give $50,000 back to law school

Law school graduates donated more than $52,000 to the college this year, more than has ever been donated in the past.

A student gift committee at the James E. Rogers College of Law worked hard to get as much participation by the class as possible.

"Our goal was 50 percent class participation," said Francisco Aguilar, a graduate of the school and member of the committee.

In the end the school received over 80 percent participation by graduates. [Read article]

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On the Spot

Senior loves Louis XIV's legs, doesn't dream of being naked

Wildcat: My name's Nathan and you're On the Spot. What are you reading?

Milan: "The Great Nation." It's for my art history class.

Wildcat: Who's on the cover?

Milan: Um, probably Louis XIV.

Wildcat: I tried to read it had nothing to do with Louis, it had to do with Napoleon "War and Peace." [Read article]

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Campus Briefs

UA South opens childcare center

UA South in Sierra Vista has opened the first licensed campus-based child development center to operate at the University of Arizona.

The UA South Early Learning Center's priority is to provide student parents with full-time and part-time care and education programs for children two to 12 years of age. The center offers a full-time preschool program and a part-time evening program. It also has the capacity to enroll the children of faculty, staff and community members. Providing services to children with special challenges is a program objective. [Read article]

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photo By the Numbers

8 cents
     The price of a pack of cigarettes in Cuba, according to The Dallas Morning News.

$1,000
     Cost of the Zillion Dollar Frittata, an omelet at New York City's Le Parker Meridian hotel than contains six eggs, lobster meat and 10 oz. of sevruga caviar, according to The Associated Press.

$65
     Cost to the restaurant for an ounce of sevruga caviar, according to The Associated Press. [Read article]

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