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Thursday, September 4, 2003
photo Flandrau move possible

By January 2008, the Flandrau Science Center might be moving off campus to a new sprawling downtown science facility that spans both sides of the freeway, if President Peter Likins and others in the community get their way.

Last night leaders of the proposed Science Center project held a town hall to discuss their plans with approximately 50 members of the community, which included UA faculty and administrators. [Read article]

photo Late professor honored by family, friends

Students, faculty, administrators, former students, and friends filled the Modern Languages auditorium last night to celebrate the life and work of Regents' Professor J. Douglas Canfield, who passed away in July.

Music by Mozart, Canfield's favorite composer, played softly in the background as the large auditorium filled with family, friends, colleagues and students coming to share in the remembrance of his life, which took place at 4:30 p.m. in Modern Languages 350. [Read article]

Task force to address hazing

A new group of faculty, students, staff and volunteers is looking to give the greek system at the UA a facelift.

Following a troublesome year for UA fraternities ÷ at least six fraternities lost university recognition or were put on probation since last May÷ a greek life task force has been formed and will spend this school year looking into issues that include hazing, academics and alcohol.

"It is probably going to bring about some pretty radical changes," said Clint Walls, a pre-physiological sciences sophomore and vice president of public relations for the Interfraternity Council (IFC). [Read article]

ASUA approves new club advocates

Yesterday's ASUA senate meeting was just 15 minutes long as senators and the executive officers met to approve a new club advocate as well as a new appropriations board director.

Mary Driscoll-Maceachron, molecular and cellular biology senior, was elected as the new club advocate.

A club advocate's responsibilities include assisting clubs and organizations with funding requests and appeals. The club advocate also helps clubs receive recognition and then acquaints them with university procedures they must follow, like room scheduling, recruitment, and requisition forms. [Read article]

On the spot

Junior victimized by drive-by interview, wants to see articles about bike-riding etiquette

Wildcat: Hi. My name's Nathan ·

Tucker: Hi, I'm Barry Tucker.

Wildcat: And you're the first victim of a drive-by On the Spot.

Tucker: Okay.

Wildcat: So how do you feel about that?

Tucker: Uh, I don't really know what to think.

Wildcat: I kind of liken it to idling in front of a speaker box, ordering a hamburger, except I'm interviewing you. [Read article]

Campus Detective

Question: Who at the UA earns the most money?

Answer: That would be UA football head coach John Mackovic, who gets paid a whopping $801,450 a year. Lute Olson, his men's basketball counterpart, makes a measly $627,195.

Another major bread winner is Jack Copeland, associate director of Sarver Heart Center and professor of surgery, who makes $536, 446 a year.

UA President Peter Likins earns $285,000 a year in base salary, but earns benefits that take his total compensation up to around $500,000. However, he gives $25,000 a year back to the UA. [Read article]

photo Fastfacts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The children's game "Ring around the Rosy" and the words that accompany it ("Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posy, ashes, ashes, we all fall down") derive from the medieval practice of scattering rose petals in a circle around one's bed ("ring around the rosy") and carrying small bouquets ("pocket full of posy") as protection against the Black Plague ("all fall down"). [Read article]

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