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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
photo Panel addresses undergrads

Students want nonconforming UA president

Undergraduate students told committee members yesterday they want a president who can address faculty and student retention while also keeping lines of communication open for students.

The Presidential Search Committee assured students at the undergraduate forum that the new president will be able to tackle and address student needs, although the committee was unable to offer solutions to many of the issues UA faces. [Read article]

photo Mental illness conquerable

Health disorders affect more than 54 million in U.S.

Though students may not realize it, every time they walk across campus they pass many people who are mentally ill, said a UA alumnus speaking about suicide and depression last night.

The idea of removing stigmas surrounding such mental health disorders was discussed last night in a free presentation designed to shatter stereotypes and increase awareness about the true nature of the brain. [Read article]

Most dorm evictions result from drug usage

Twenty-one students have been evicted from residence halls so far this semester, and officials expect the number to increase to 100 by the end of the year.

Of the 21 evictions, 20 were drug related and one was alcohol related. Coronado Residence Hall has had the most evictions this year, with eight residents being evicted, said Jim Van Arsdel, Residence Life director.

During the 2004-2005 school year, Residence Life reported 100 students evicted from their dorms, an increase from the 2003-2004 school year when 41 residents were evicted, Van Arsdel said. [Read article]

photo Campus briefs

UA professor wins $600K to help prevent colorectal cancer deaths

A UA professor has become the first Arizonan to win a $600,000 professorship award from the American Cancer Society.

The Richard H. Hollen Cancer Prevention Professorship was awarded to the co-director of the Arizona Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, epidemiology and nutrition professor María Elena Martínez. [Read article]

Engineers pay tuition for Tulane transfer

Local chapters of three engineering organizations are banding together to raise tuition money for an engineering student from Tulane University who enrolled at the UA after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Greg Noble, secretary treasurer of the Tucson chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, said he was moved to help Daniel Charles, a Louisiana resident, continue his education at the UA after hearing his story on the morning news. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Graduate student forum today for presidential search

The presidential search committee will hold a forum today for graduate students in the North Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center. The forum is an opportunity for graduate students to ask questions and give their concerns about campus issues the next UA president should address. The forum runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Students to collect money on Mall for Pakistan relief fund [Read article]

Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Since Neptune's discovery in 1846, it has made about three-quarters of one revolution around the sun.

  • Given their sheer volume, the oceans account for 99 percent of the living space on the planet.

  • The U.S. Automobile Association was formed in 1905 for the purpose of providing "scouts" who could warn motorists of hidden police traps.

  • Asparagus is a member of the lily family. The name "asparagus" comes from the Greek language and means "sprout" or "shoot." [Read article]

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