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Thursday, October 13, 2005
photo Hoopsters score for charity

Players from the UA men's basketball team got down and dirty building houses for charity yesterday afternoon in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the High School Build Program.

Team members sported matching black T-shirts that read "Habitat's Tip-Off for 2005-2006" as they helped build a house at Howenstine Magnet High School for an underprivileged family.

Students from Howenstine, Santa Rita, Sabino and Sahuarita high schools participated in the kick-off event of the Habitat High School Build Program, an apprenticeship program for career and technology education students, according to a press release. [Read article]

photo Students excused for holiday

Jewish students are officially excused from classes today to observe Yom Kippur, and although some have complained about the difficulties in making these arrangements, it is often because of miscommunication, an official said.

UA policy prohibits discrimination "against any student, employee or other individual because of such individual's religious belief or practice ... and faculty members are expected to reasonably accommodate individual religious practices." [Read article]

photo Admissions to become more selective at UA

Student enrollment at Arizona universities is on the rise, but the UA has a plan to cap the student population at 40,000 to create a more optimal education environment.

Projections estimate that enrollment in the state's universities will increase from 115,000 students to 185,000 students by 2020, according to Arizona Board of Regents documents.

The UA enrolled a record 5,974 freshman students this year, but President Peter Likins said the number is not likely to increase by much because the university will cap off freshman enrollment at 6,000 students. There are 37,036 students currently enrolled at the university. [Read article]

Campus Briefs: Students still fight 3 MIPs

Three UA students charged with underage drinking at a fraternity house have pleaded not guilty and are waiting for another court date so their lawyer can address if police obtained the evidence illegally.

John Parmenter, Carl Effenson and Rhys Stover were three of six students who were cited for underage drinking Aug. 26 after an undercover task force, comprising the Pima County Sheriff’s office and the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control, pulled the students out of the Kappa Sigma house, 1423 E. First St. [Read article]

Quick Hits

ASUA approves funding for Solar marketing

The ASUA Senate approved nearly $400 for Project Solar marketing efforts at last night's meeting.

A total of $165 will go toward funding a competition between Greek Life, clubs and residence halls to drum up funds for the project to place solar panels on UA buildings. Another $230 was unanimously approved to go toward fliers, table flags and handbills promoting Project Solar. [Read article]

Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Sitophobia is the fear of food.

  • In 1976, President Ford sent out 40,000 Christmas cards.

  • Dirty snow melts faster than clean snow.

  • It costs more to buy a new car today in the U.S. than it cost Christopher Columbus to equip and undertake three voyages to and from the New World.

  • Cancer causes one death in the U.S. every 90 seconds. [Read article]

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