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OPINIONS
Thursday, September 16, 2004
photo Don't put your dirty Tucson rainwater on me

Being hit by eggs, going to a UA football game and being splashed by a speeding car after a rainfall when walking down the sidewalk. What do all of these actions have in common? If you answered they are all embarrassing, then you can award yourself 25 brownie points.

Thanks to the lack of an adequate drainage system around the Tucson area, pedestrians and bicyclists are left unprotected against malicious drivers who love to drive their cars through a flood of water and embarrass their fellow colleagues. Come on, Wildcats are supposed to stick together! [Read article]

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Despite University of Phoenix revelations, online learning will charge ahead

Recruiters pressured to increase enrollment in order for an upcoming profit report. A "red room" for underperforming salesmen. Bonuses quadrupling one's salary, just based on number of students enrolled.

No wonder the University of Phoenix finds itself in trouble this week for shady practices. These type of sales tactics combined with misleading statements about financial aid and transfer credit have resulted in charges by the federal government and a nearly $10 million settlement. [Read article]

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The importance of a Hispanic-Serving college

I am writing in regards to Dan McGuire's article titled, "Human-Serving Institution." I feel that I am at the forefront of this issue because I work with high school students for Minority Student Recruitment through the UA admissions office. I hope to educate readers on the initiative and to give insight on why it is important.

Mr. McGuire seems to be under the impression that qualified Caucasian students will not be admitted. Speaking for the admissions office, students who are most qualified will be able to attend the UA. The UA also has the goal of raising standards so that they attract the best students in Arizona and the nation. [Read article]

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