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Wednesday, October 26, 2005
photo Dead body found in union basement

A dead body was found in the basement of the Student Union Memorial Center early this morning. A UA employee found the body of a man in his late teens somewhere outside the Cellar Restaurant in Wilbur's Underground, said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, University of Arizona Police Department spokesman. [Read article]

photo UA eyes pockets of graduate students

Grads expected to bring in research, tuition dollars

The freshman class will maintain its current number of enrolled students in upcoming years as administrators begin satiating their enrollment appetite with graduate students who can bring the UA more prestige. <

While the university plans to cap enrollment at 40,000 students by 2010, officials want graduate and professional students to make up 25 percent of the student body, said Peggy Ota, vice president of Enrollment Management. [Read article]

photo UA not alone in search for next campus leader

Several universities are looking for new presidents, but the Presidential Search Committee is not worried about competition influencing its recruitment, officials said.

The University of Texas, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Cornell University are some of the institutions that also have vacant presidential positions, said Fred Boice, chairman of the committee.

But the president position at the UA is more appealing, Boice said, because the UA president works closely with the Arizona Board of Regents and does not have to answer to a chancellor or another president like at UCLA or UT. [Read article]

photo Lactation stations unused

New mothers can use stations to nurse young

Breastfeeding mothers will no longer have to pump milk in bathroom stalls now that new lactation stations have been opened in the Student Union Memorial Center.

The lactation stations, located on the fourth floor of the Student Union, opened a week ago and usage has been low, with only two people having signed in to use the cubicles so far.

The $5,000 cubicles were funded by the Arizona Student Unions, but are located in the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement. [Read article]

photo Shooting for the screen

Student-producers audition actors for full-length film

Students craving acting experience do not have to major in theater to become movie stars.

PCW Productions, a UA club dedicated to the spirit of independent filmmaking, held an open casting call yesterday for all students interested in acting in the club's first feature-length film.

A dozen students answered the call to audition, arriving at the Madera Room in the Student Union Memorial Center to dry read parts for major and minor roles with the film's producers. [Read article]

Al Cameron, 1925-2005: Planetary science 'giant' dies at 80

Senior researcher respected for tackling 'big picture' problems

A UA senior research scientist known as one of the leaders of planetary sciences died earlier this month, leaving the department with big shoes to fill, officials said.

Alastair "Al" Cameron, died Oct. 3 of heart failure in his home at age 80.

Michael Drake, head of the planetary sciences department, called Cameron one of the "giants" who revolutionized modern understanding of the formation of the solar system. [Read article]

Alltel grants another resource for funding

UA students seeking money for club activities may be able to get cash from another resource besides the student government: grants provided by Alltel.

The cell phone service company provided the UA with about $120,000 in grants last year to be used for various activities on campus, said UA Judicial Affairs Coordinator Anthony Skevakis.

In exchange, Alltel is the official cellular provider for the university, which means the company has exclusive rights to advertise on campus or provide service to a department, Skevakis said. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Club hosts Halloween party

The UA United Methodist Wesley Foundation is hosting a Halloween party tonight for underprivileged, at-risk children in Tucson. Students are welcome to attend the free event to help out with events like bobbing for apples, tours through a haunted house and face painting.

The party will be held at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of North Park Avenue and East Fourth Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event ends at 7 p.m. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

There are 1,783 diamonds on the Britain's Imperial State Crown. This includes the 309-carat Star of Africa.

The streets of Victor, Colo., once a gold rush town, are paved with low-grade gold.

Johnny Carson delivered 4,531 opening monologues during his 30 years as host of "The Tonight Show."

The four stars on the Chicago flag represent Fort Dearborn, the Chicago fire, the World's Columbian Exposition and the Century of Progress Exposition. [Read article]

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