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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
photo Bush: Personal accounts can work

Bush campaign pushes for permanent fix

President Bush brought his 60-city, 60-day campaign to change Social Security yesterday to the 17th stop, the Tucson Convention Center.

Approximately 1,500 people packed TCC to attend the private, invitation-only town hall discussion on Social Security. The crowd, most who received their tickets from local congressional offices, cheered enthusiastically as Bush unveiled a broad plan to use personal accounts to alleviate a future Social Security crisis. [Read article]

photo UA Young Democrat banned from forum

A UA student was banned from attending President Bush's Social Security forum at the Tucson Convention Center yesterday.

UA Young Democrat Steven Gerner, a political science and pre-pharmacy sophomore, said he and three other Young Democrats had been waiting in line with their tickets for about 40 minutes when a staff member approached him and asked to read his T-shirt.

Gerner was the only one of the four wearing a UAYD T-shirt, which read, "Don't be a smart (image of a donkey, the Democratic Party symbol). UA Young Democrats." [Read article]

photo CatTran riders lose lot, routes

Many CatTran riders may have to find alternative transportation to campus next year when Parking and Transportation Services dissolves its partnership with the Catalina United Methodist Church.

Parking and Transportation Services, 1117 E. Sixth St., will be discontinuing service from the Catalina United Methodist Church parking lot, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd., next year to expand a park-and-ride service from a lot located at Plumber Avenue and 13th Street, said Glenn Grafton, PTS transit program coordinator. [Read article]

photo UA South to grow under new design

UA South's population could match the UA's main campus enrollment in a few years, with UA South expanding to various locations in Arizona under the new redesign proposal drafted in late February.

UA Vice President Edith Auslander, senior associate to the UA president, said at a public forum yesterday that UA South has the most potential for growth and would absorb the higher education need in southern Arizona after the UA reaches its enrollment cap of 40,000 students. [Read article]

photo Plants, animals showcased at plant sale

UA students and faculty get an exclusive opportunity to attend a plant sale free of charge, hosted by the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, for the final week of the of the annual Spring Plant Sale.

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 U.S. Highway 60 in Superior, is a research extension of the College of Agriculture and Life Science and is home to the oldest and largest Arizona state park, said Paul Wolterbeek, BTA volunteer program coordinator. [Read article]

Activity fair offers free food, fun to students

Students who enjoy concerts, free food or sumo wrestling may want to find a little extra time in between their classes to relax, recreate and participate in the University Activities Board Week.

Today through Thursday, UAB is hosting a free, student-run activity fair on the UA Mall.

Sponsored by UAB, a nonprofit student organization, UAB Week is a time for the association to promote itself and its upcoming board elections. [Read article]

Gov. vetoes budget, med funds unclear

PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed the Legislature's budget yesterday sending the financial future of all state agencies back to the negotiation stage and giving the UA a second chance for funding the expansion of the medical school to Phoenix.

President Peter Likins said last week the funding was critical to the startup of the school. The Legislature's budget, approved last week, did not include any funding for the expansion. [Read article]

Web site focuses on simplifying tax filing

As tax season approaches, students might find themselves in comfortable territory with a new Web site geared toward the college-aged demographic filing their taxes.

The makers of TurboTax, a product of Intuit Corporation that aids people with filing their taxes online, created to give students a quick way to file taxes and a quicker way to receive a refund.

"They've made a complicated thing, like filing your taxes, easier," said Vicky Hammond, a public relations representative for TurboTax. [Read article]

On the spot!

Freshman likes Bush, but doesn't really give a crap about his visit to Tucson

Wildcat: I'm Kylee and you're on the spot. So, tell me, why do you think people our age would be interested in Social Security?

Hayward: Because someday, we're gonna have to get jobs and get out there, and we're gonna need Social Security. So one day we'll depend on it.

Wildcat: How far along down the line will you be worrying about Social Security, in all honesty? [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The human female neocortex, the roof of the cerebral cortex, contains 19.3 billion neurons. The human male neocortex contains 22.8 billion neurons.

  • The work of an artist cannot be exhibited in the Louvre until he has been dead for at least 60 years. The only exception ever made to this rule was Georges Braque.

  • Fifty-three operas have been written about Faust. [Read article]

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