Quick Hits

Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Shuttling services available for city elections

Students unable to get to the polling stations today to vote in the Tucson city elections can get a ride from ASUA all day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ASUA SafeRide vans and cars will be readily available all day next to the fountain by Old Main to take students to any polling station and precinct in the city.

The best way for students to get informed on the candidates and issues they will be voting on is to do research themselves. Plans for printed out information, however, will be provided to students to get them as informed as possible on these issues even if these students live in Tucson nine out of 12 months of the year, said ASUA Sen. Matthew Boepple.

So far, Boepple has reached out to various political clubs on campus by handing out handbills and posting messages on their mailing lists to get as many students out to the polling stations as possible today.

-Zach Colick

Former Poet Laureate Pinsky to visit UA today

A former U.S. poet laureate plans to give a lecture and a book signing this afternoon, sources said.

Robert Pinsky will present his lecture, "Sadness and Exaltation," today at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing will take place from 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the UofA Bookstore.

Pinsky is the author of six books, including "Sounds of Poetry" and "The Figured Wheel." He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, created the Favorite Poem Project and was a guest star on "The Simpsons."

-Nick Smith