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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
photo 'Polkey'Autopsy: clots caused death

Memorial for Polk tonight in McKale Center

UA women's basketball player Shawntinice Polk died of cardiac arrest Monday morning after a blood clot traveled from one of her legs to her lungs, a county medical examiner said.

Polk collapsed in McKale Center after mentioning she was feeling ill and was taken to University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, said UA athletics director Jim Livengood. [Read article]

Campaign Arizona events canceled

A celebration marking the end of a billion-dollar fundraising effort has been canceled because of the death of UA women's basketball center Shawntinice Polk.

The fundraising effort, "Campaign Arizona," which was the first in the state to raise more than $1 billion, began July 1, 1997, and ended in June, said Rodney Campbell, director of communication at the University of Arizona Foundation.

The effort exceeded its billion-dollar goal, and although the count of the donations is not complete, the final amount could be as large as $1.2 billion, according to a press release. [Read article]

Quick Hits

UA men's rugby team looking for players

The Arizona's men's club rugby team is holding open tryouts for its lock position at tomorrow's practice.

Arizona head coach Dave Sitton said that any UA student 6-foot-3 or taller is invited to try to join the Ruggers' 85-person roster. The team begins its season the weekend of Oct. 21 with road games against Texas and Baylor.

The lock position, which is similar to the tackle in American football, has not been filled because the team lacks athletes who are big enough, he said. [Read article]

photo Confidence key to self-defense

Women who attended a free self-defense class last night learned that actions as simple as keeping their heads held high and listening to their gut instincts could save them from being the victim of a violent attack.

Tina Tarin, violence prevention specialist at the OASIS Program for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence and instructor of the self-defense courses, said she thinks the most important aspect of the classes is making women more confident and aware of attacks. [Read article]

Recruitment efforts bring in more minorities

A radical shift in the way the UA has attracted new students since 2002 has created what President Peter Likins called "a real transformation" in the student body.

According to enrollment data released last week, the freshman class is the largest it has ever been, with 5,794 students.

The class of 2009 has several distinctions from previous classes. It has the highest average SAT scores in the history of the UA, with an average score of 1122, up four points from last year's freshman class, records show. [Read article]

photo KUAT program wins Emmys

From the exotic Amazon River basin to the majestic Grand Canyon, their mission is to bring a variety of desert communities to life for Tucsonans and viewers all over the country.

Now, Tom Kleespie and Dan Duncan each have an Emmy for their work on "The Desert Speaks," a weekly half-hour series broadcast on KUAT-TV, Channel 6.

Members of the National Television Academy Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, comprised of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and parts of California and Wyoming, awarded the men with the golden statuettes. [Read article]

GPSC grants to help grad students travel

The Graduate and Professional Student Council's travel grant program may be an answer to bridging the gap in a shrinking pie of funding for graduate student travel.

This year, GPSC will be awarding more than $50,000 in travel grants to students who are attending or presenting research at academic or professional conferences, said GPSC President Elaine Ulrich.

The grants have a maximum value of $500. [Read article]

On The Spot

Wildcat: Hi, I'm Cassie and this is Claire, and you're on the spot. So if you were a stripper, to what song would you dance?

Scott: Let me think about this. ... Hmm. ... "You Light Up My Life."

Wildcat: Uhh ... are you serious? That's a little slow. I guess you're the intimate type. How seriously do you take expiration dates?

Scott: Depends on what it is. If it's milk, I'll take it seriously. If it's other stuff ... meh, not as much. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Akihito of Japan is the 125th in line from the first emperor, Jimmu Tenno, whose reign was traditionally from 660 B.C. to 581 B.C., but more probably dates from around 40 B.C. to about 10 B.C.

  • In the 1988 mayoral elections campaign in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the antidisestablishment "Brazilian Banana Party" presented a chimpanzee named Tiao as their candidate. The chimp came out third out of 12 candidates, taking just more than 400,000 votes. Known for his moody temper, the chimp's campaign slogan was "Vote monkey - get monkey." [Read article]

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