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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Professors react to Bush plan


UA professors in several disciplines said they are skeptical of Bush's plan to prioritize Social Security.

Gerald Swanson, a professor of economics and the Thomas R. Brown chair in economics education at the Eller College of Management, said Bush's plan to use personal accounts does not address the solvency issue of Social Security.

Projections by the Congressional Budget Office suggest that, by 2018, Social Security will become insolvent with more money going out in payments than collected in taxes. [Read article]

Rare fallen boojum tree cloned
UAYD's removal still unattributed
Astronomer-Priest balances faith and science
ASUA dishes out additional $11K to campus clubs
New Start open to all students
Eller, Chevy combine marketing efforts
Fast facts

Tigers maul Cats in second round

Nobody said it was going to be easy.

But the No. 9 seeded Arizona women's basketball team did not even come close as it suffered a season-ending 76-43 loss at the hands of No. 1 seed Louisiana State University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., last night.

The Wildcats (20-12) found themselves in an early hole as the Tigers (31-2) scored 11 points while Arizona missed its first seven shots and committed turnovers in three of its first five possessions. [Read article]

Cats have tough road to return to Final Four
Commentary: Round of 16 features some sweet coaches
Sweet 16 breakdown
Ace Meloan takes home Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
Commentary: UA women's hoops now knows what it is to be elite
Converted catcher Coburn corrals Pac-10 award

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Low voter turnout, lack of female candidates for president mark ASUA elections

Now that the ASUA elections are over and the numbers are in, it's time to engage in a little armchair analysis. You don't need to be a statistician to have a few figures jump out: ASUA voter turnout is surprisingly low and the number of women candidates that ran for ASUA president is extremely small.

Compare, for instance, ASUA voter turnout with the U.S. presidential election in November where an estimated 60 percent of eligible voters showed up. Here at the UA, turnout percentages for the latest elections hovered in the teens. [Read article]

Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Latest Issue: March 10, 2005


The language barriers in the United States speak loudly for those who exist in smaller countries, like Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In his ongoing mission to help bridge language, cultural and social barriers between the United States and Europe, Semezdin Mehmedinovic will share his poems, essays and short stories at the UA later this month.

Born in the northern Bosnian town, Tuzla, in 1960, Mehmedinovic moved to Sarajevo in 1979 to study comparative literature and library sciences at the University of Sarajevo, graduating in 1983. [Read article]

Tucson and Campus Calendar
Girls gone bored: spring break edition
Asobi blends influences
DFA79 mourn romance
Not your average Jack
Tori is back, again
CD Reviews: Asobi Seksu, Ryanhood, Doves, The Mars Volta, Iron and Wine
Oscar-winning 'Sea Inside' causes waves of emotion
Video Games
'Star Fox' lacks challenge
Latest Issue: February 22, 2005

Hookah offers safe and relaxing alternatives

College students are always looking for the newest, hippest and easiest trends to keep their bored little minds occupied. While smoking weed will always be fashionable, it's illegal too. As an alternative, locals, young and old, are getting together to smoke the legal way, with the help of the hookah.

The pastime has become even more popular in Tucson since Roger Smiley and his wife Sarah opened Smiley's Ultimate Hookah Lounge and Coffee last year. [Read article]


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