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Thursday, April 28, 2005
Likins seeks ideals for successor

PHOENIX - President Peter Likins told UA donors yesterday it is time to look forward to many proposed and planned changes on the university's horizon.

Likins framed his annual State of the University address in Phoenix around his June 2006 retirement, and how a prospective candidate for the position may view the school in light of its accomplishments.

He said the main areas the applicants for his position would be curious about are faculty, donors and tuition. [Read article]

Regents to vote on 8 program fees

The Arizona Board of Regents will vote on eight program fees today, but each college will allocate the fees specifically to their program's needs, anywhere from increasing faculty salary to purchasing high tech equipment.

The pros and cons of program fees, known as differential tuition for undergraduates, will be debated today as regents consider charging five new program fees and increasing three existing fees, including a $250 increase in the $500 Eller College of Management fee. [Read article]

Group hopes students 'Take Back the Night'

With April being Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, the UA is hosting a "Take Back the Night" march and rally tonight to help combat sexual violence in the community.

The event is sponsored by the UA Network of Feminist Student Activists and will feature speakers who address a variety of topics pertaining to sexual assault, such as campus safety, same-sex violence and the male role in preventing sexual assault against women, according to a press release. [Read article]

photo Villa Del Puente wins Recyclemania

The 10-week Recyclemania contest came to an end last week after hundreds of pounds of recyclables were weighed and the results were tallied.

Villa Del Puente Residence Hall, 575 N. Highland Ave., was trailing other residence halls in previous weeks, but skirted ahead to win the campuswide competition.

Villa Del Puente coordinators collected a total of 52.48 pounds of recyclables per resident, far surpassing last year's winner Pima Residence Hall, 1340 E. First St., which received second place with 41.85 pounds of recyclable per resident. [Read article]

photo Professor shares passion for her homeland

She sees the world in a different way.

She has spent her career articulating a vision of the Middle East to students. And she's been legally blind since birth.

Samira Farwaneh is an assistant professor of Near Eastern studies and linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and an assistant professor of secondary language acquisition and teaching in the College of Humanities. [Read article]

Entrepreneurs say motivation is the key to success

Eller College business students have recently helped develop an entrepreneurship club for fellow risk takers wanting to share similar interests and assume the gambles of taking on a business venture.

Sean Conway, a marketing junior, said the UA's lucrative entrepreneurship program is a very competitive major with a large demand of students and thought he should help promote a club or business venture he has wanted to be a part of ever since he started selling lemonade in front of his house as a kid. [Read article]

photo Students to celebrate mitzvahs

What would it take for college students to go to class without receiving academic credit? For five students, gaining a better understanding of their religious beliefs is worth much more.

Since August, the students have met at the Hillel Foundation every Monday afternoon for an hour and a half in preparation for a ceremony most Jewish people complete before they become teenagers.

This Saturday, four women and one man will participate in the first b'nei mitzvah ceremony offered by the Hillel Foundation. [Read article]

divider hopes money raised will help kids

Want to help fight poverty and global AIDS?

By signing up for free at you can encourage the U.S. government to help provide humanitarian assistance to those in need.

According to the World Health Organization, $12 billion is needed in 2005 for effective worldwide response to AIDS.

By 2007, this amount could grow to $20 billion, according to the World Health Organization.

More than half of the world's children are suffering extreme deprivations because of poverty, war and HIV/AIDS, according to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The American house spider, Achaearenea tepidariorum, spins an irregular cobweb strong enough to ensnare and hold small mice.

  • Christian Cavaletti of Italy has a collection of 3,284 different Pepsi cans from 71 different countries. Christian, who has been collecting since 1989, belongs to the largest soft drink can collectors' clubs: the National Pop Can Collectors and the Pepsi-Cola Collectors Club. [Read article]

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