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Friday September 26, 2003
Planning school fights for existence

TEMPE - A sea of red confronted those who attended the Arizona Board of Regents meeting in Tempe yesterday, as about 35 supporters from the UA School of Planning sported red T-shirts reading, "Save the School of Planning."

State Sen. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Tucson) joined community leaders to voice opposition to the school's proposed elimination under Focused Excellence.

"I am here today, not as a state senator, but as a person who is truly passionate about planning," said Giffords, who holds a master's degree in planning. [Read article]

photo Mother's speech offers support, advice

About 600 students listened last night as a mother told the story of her daughter's rape and suicide in order to educate them about how to help loved ones who have been raped.

Andrea Fuller Cooper, whose daughter committed suicide in 1995 after being raped, was invited to speak to UA students on the various ways to support a loved one if rape does occur and how to prevent depression before it leads to suicide. [Read article]

photo A capella group uses underpass to perform

Who knew underpasses could be so useful.

Not only do they provide a safe way for people to get from one side of the street to another, they apparently are the perfect place for a concert.

Catacoustic Groove, a seven-man a cappella group will be holding a free two-hour concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Olive underpass, near the McClelland hall.

Bruce Bayly, a mathematics associate professor and a bass singer in the group, said they have been practicing in the underpass for years. [Read article]

photo Regents to double number of nursing grads

TEMPE - The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved a five-year plan yesterday to double the number of nursing graduates in the state.

The regents discussed the $40.3 million plan at their meeting, which was held at ASU.

Of that, $21.5 million will go to the nursing program at the UA.

The source of this funding is still uncertain but could come from the general fund, accelerated nursing program fees, and new and continued partnerships with hospitals, according to a summary of the plan presented to regents. [Read article]

Enterprising UA theater professor dies

Former UA professor Robert C. Burroughs, who was well known for his commitment to students and the Tucson community, died Sunday of natural causes. He was 83.

Burroughs arrived at the UA in 1947 and became the head of the drama department in 1978, a position he held for 15 years.

He played an instrumental role along with Peter Marroney in developing the UA theater program, said Maurice Sevigny, dean of the College of Fine Arts. [Read article]

On the spot

Senior shares her umbrella but doesn't think gum actually covers the smell of bad breath well

Wildcat: Is there any room for a guy like me under that umbrella?

Bland: Yeah, sure.

Wildcat: Thanks this is really intimate. This is the most intimate On the Spot I've ever had.

Bland: I feel very special. Thank you.

Bland: I'm cold.

Wildcat: Yeah. You're shivering. Sorry about that. My head is turned away from you because I think my breath stinks right now. I think it does, seriously. [Read article]


Quotes from around campus

"The problem of it is that hazing is just part of human psychology. It's a million-year-old piece of human evolution."

Keith Henson, an evolutionary psychology researcher and UA alumnus, on the present-day hazing controversy.

"I'll rap for anybody. I'll rap for your dog. Bring your dog to the show and I'll try to make him throw his paws in the air."

Sean Daley, a.k.a. Slug, who will perform with his underground hip-hop group Atmosphere at the Rialto Theatre tonight at 7:30. [Read article]

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