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September 8, 2005
photo 100 parking spots still available

There are more than 1,000 students on the Zone 1 waiting list this year, but there are also 100 permits still available for a different parking lot, officials said.

Patrick Kass, director of Parking and Transportation Services, said to ease parking problems, about 1,070 Zone 1 parking spaces south of Sixth Street were removed this semester and turned into a new parking zone.

But some Zone 1 students are still parking in the old spaces and wasting time circling full lots, Kass said. [Read article]

photo Zona Zoo policies revamped

If students want to sit on the sidelines at Saturday's game, they had better have a Zona Zoo pass, after ASUA spirit leaders

revamped the ticket policy because passes sold like hotcakes.

More than 7,000 Zona Zoo passes have been sold since the first two weeks of school, in comparison to the 9,522 passes sold in 2004, said Amber Harryman, Associated Students of the University of Arizona spirit director. [Read article]

photo Delta Chi seeks UA recognition

Delta Chi fraternity regained national recognition last month after a one-year suspension and is now working toward re-establishing itself as an official UA fraternity by the spring.

The Delta Chi Board of Regents told Andrew Dipsia, president of the Delta Chi UA chapter, that its suspended charter would be reactivated Aug. 28.

"At first it amazed me," Dipsia said. "It was like a little kid receiving his favorite gift on Christmas on the morning I called these guys and told them we got our charter back. It was unreal and we're proud of it." [Read article]

Text prices aid student programs

With textbook prices rising across the nation, UA officials want students to know the bookstore does more than just sell books; it also provides millions of dollars to the university in a relationship unique from the university's sister institutions.

Jim Drnek, associate dean of students, said he hopes students begin to realize the importance of the partnership between the UofA Bookstores and the campus, because at many other universities, the bookstore doesn't give anything back to the campus. [Read article]

Campus Briefs

UA union gallery, humanities host documentary on César E. Chávez

The College of Humanities Media, Democracy and Policy Initiative, and the Union Gallery invite the UA and Tucson communities to the opening reception of a photo documentary on the work of one of the nation's most notable civil rights, farm worker, labor and Latino leaders.

The opening of "Witness: César E. Chávez & the United Farm Workers Movement: 1975-1979," a photo documentary by Cathy Murphy, will be held at the Union Gallery tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Murphy will speak at the event. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • The Monopoly game was invented by Charles Darrow in 1933. He sold the rights to George Parker in 1935. Parker invented more than 100 games, including Pit, Rook, Flinch, Risk and Clue.

  • One hour before Alexander Graham Bell registered his patent for the telephone in 1876, Elisha Gray patented his design. After years of litigation, the patent went to Bell. [Read article]

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