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September 15, 2005
photo Sun rising on campus solar energy plan

Visitors Center targeted as first installment site

Associated Students of the University of Arizona leaders have the gears in place to install solar energy panels on a campus building by the end of the school year, but the likelihood of the project depends on teamwork between students, administration and possibly alumni.

One of ASUA President Cade Bernsen's goals for the year was to help install solar panels on at least one academic building around campus to help cut energy costs and be a friend to Mother Earth. [Read article]

photo Groups debate post-9/11 terror war

Representatives from two campus political clubs met yesterday to tackle and debate issues related to Sept. 11, 2001, and the war on terror.

About 100 students gathered at Heritage Hill on the Alumni Plaza to watch students from the debate club argue whether the Bush administration's responses to the 2001 terrorist attacks, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, were justified and effective. [Read article]

Liability drives CatsRidde review

Dean of students, lawyers evaluate program today

The dean of students and UA attorneys will meet today to evaluate whether CatsRidde, a club working to prevent unsafe and drunken driving on weekends, can become a program.

After members of CatsRidde had a successful meeting in April with Dean of Students Melissa Vito, club leaders expected the plans to become a program of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona by the fall, said Erin Hertzog, ASUA executive vice president. [Read article]

photo Students become big kahunas of computers

Pair buys, runs local in-home repair company

Two UA students are surging into the business world after purchasing the keys to a new computer service company.

Justin Perman, a pre-business junior, and Matthew Garrett, a computer engineering junior, are now the owners of Rent-A-Techie, a computer service company that provides in-home repairs and network or server installation.

"When you focus on at-home service, you gotta get it done right," Perman said. [Read article]

photo Laptop loan program in works

Free mobile access program awaiting grant approval

Students who depend on campus computers to get their work done may have the option by the end of the semester to check out a laptop, which would free up other congested computer areas, officials said.

The laptop loan program is in the development phase and is awaiting grant approval, said Rhonda Tubbs, the ASUA senator who is trying to get the program off the ground. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Dissecting insect behavior

The department of entomology is hosting a lecture today about the individual and collective decisions in social insects. Assistant professor Anna Dornhaus from the department of ecology and evolutionary biology will lead the discussion, which takes place in the Marley Auditorium at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available at 3:45 p.m.

GPSC voting polls open today [Read article]

Campus Briefs

UA to host first Constitution Week

In honor of the newly created Constitution Day mandated by federal law, the UA is hosting Constitution Week today through Wednesday.

The UA's first-ever Constitution Week will feature a series of Constitution-related events around campus.

A display of the Constitution will be located in the foyer of the UofA Bookstore at the Student Union Memorial Center for students to view throughout the week. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

  • What would Barbie's measurements be if she were life-size? 39-23-33.

  • Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy.

  • The red giant star Betelgeuse has a diameter larger than that of the Earth's orbit around the sun.

  • If your eyes are 6 feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.

  • The 111th element is known as "unnilenilenium"

  • There was once a town named "6" in West Virginia. [Read article]

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