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Thursday, April 7. 2005
photo Locks of Love cuts 50 feet

Apprehensive students were nervous but felt good knowing that, after cutting off more than 10 inches of hair, the sacrifice would benefit a needy child.

Free haircuts were performed at Great Clips inside the Student Union Memorial Center yesterday to help benefit the non-profit organization Locks of Love.

Two groups within the Hillel Foundation, the Jewish Law Students Association and Project Star, a community service group, and Great Clips sponsored the event, which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children younger than 18 years old suffering from long-term medical hair loss, according to a press release. [Read article]

GPSC could lose medical students

Students in the College of Medicine announced their decision to leave the Graduate and Professional Student Council last week, the culmination of a semester-long conflict within the organization.

Chandan Kundavaram, student chair of the Medical Student Government, cited several reasons for the secession, including a lack of representation by GPSC and inadequate club funding.

"I don't think we've ever gained anything from being part of GPSC," Kundavaram said. [Read article]

Likins nominates 6 profs for title

By the end of April, six UA professors may need to order new business cards to reflect a new prestigious title: regents professor.

Last week, President Peter Likins formally nominated six professors after receiving recommendations from a UA committee on regents professorships. The nominees will be considered by the Arizona Board of Regents, who will vote on the approval at their April 28-29 meeting at Arizona State University. [Read article]

Food, fun and bands highlight Spring Fling

Students who have an insatiable appetite for sugary, salty and fried foods can find satisfaction tonight when the UA launches the 31st Annual Spring Fling.

Spring Fling, the nation's largest student-run event, will raise money for more than 70 clubs, fraternities, sororities and other student organizations on campus.

The taste sensations will be overwhelming, with more than 60 clubs and organizations offering a variety of food choices, including carnival classics such as cotton candy, hot dogs, funnel cakes and roasted corn. [Read article]

DTD hosts events in the name of charity

As part of their philanthropy program, the Delta Tau Delta fraternity collected canned foods from campus sororities for the Tucson Food Bank and donated money to a local shelter for battered women.

Sororities competed against each other in Delt Games, a 5-day event hosted by DTD to raise money for their philanthropy, said Matt Wood, the fraternity president.

Fraternity members collected the cans Tuesday and donated them to the Tucson Food Bank. [Read article]

photo UMC professors win Physician of the Year Award

The National Republican Congressional Committee in Washington, D.C., honored two professors in the College of Medicine with Arizona's Physician of the Year award.

Dr. Ronald Weinstein, professor and chair of the Pathology department at the UA College of Medicine, and Dr. Anna Graham, professor of Pathology at the College of Medicine, received the awards for their extensive work in Arizona health care and services. [Read article]

photo Man awarded for aiding UAPD

The man whose tip to police lead to both the arrest of the former McKale Center employee who was arrested for burglary and to the indictment of his immediate family received formal recognition from the University of Arizona Police Department yesterday.

Greg Disney, owner of Tucson's Data Doctor, a computer repair shop, called police Oct. 29 after Clint Thompson brought in five computers and said he purchased them all for $1,000. Disney knew the computers are retailed at $2,300 each. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The first freight shipped by air from Chicago was loaded under an armed guard. Handled by National Air Transport in 1927, the item was a "10-gallon" Stetson hat to be delivered to comedian Will Rogers.

  • The Nile River has frozen over at least twice, once in 829 and again in 1010.

  • At the age of 12, Andrew Carnegie worked as a mill-hand for $1.20 per week. Half a century later, he sold his steel company for nearly $500 million. [Read article]

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