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Tuesday, November 29, 2005
photo President visits Davis-Monthan AFB

Determined few turn out to protest Bush

While hundreds gathered at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base yesterday for President Bush's Tucson appearance, a dedicated group of more than 50 opponents of the administration showed up outside the event for a small protest.

Protesters gathered about 2 p.m. yesterday, 40 minutes before Bush was scheduled to speak. They assembled at the corner of East Golf Links Road and South Swan Road, outside the base's Swan Road entrance, to protest Bush's Tucson visit to talk about issues related to illegal immigration. [Read article]

photo Bush outlines guest worker program

President George W. Bush tried to wade through the political minefield of illegal immigration yesterday by calling for a guest worker program that does not include a clause for automatic amnesty.

A backdrop of 45 U.S. Border Patrol agents stood behind Bush as he spoke at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Bush outlined a three-part plan called "Securing America Through Immigration Reform."

Bush said a key point of his plan is a guest worker program, which allows for illegal immigrants to enter American society, at least temporarily, without fear of legal repercussions. Bush said the guest worker program would allow law enforcement to "focus on those who mean this country harm." [Read article]

photo Scholar plans to research, teach

Triple major first UA Marshall

scholar since '97

For the first time since 1997, the UA has a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious national award that provides recipients with full funding for two or three years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.

Scholarship winner Ajit Divakaruni, a senior majoring in biochemistry, mathematics, and molecular and cellular biology, said he will use the funding to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cambridge University. [Read article]

photo Art prof visits Middle East

A UA arts professor plans to showcase her painting techniques and display her artwork to two universities in the Middle East through Dec. 5.

Barbara Rogers will be presenting art workshops to students at the University of Sharjah and Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates, according to Rogers' assistant, Georgia Conover.

Rogers combines abstract painting with botanical stencils using elaborate colors and layers. She plans to demonstrate her stenciling and painting techniques to students at the university, Conover said. [Read article]

National trends could affect president's pay

National trends in university president salaries could affect the salary of the incoming UA president, according to a recent survey.

The heads of 23 of 139 public universities will make more than $500,000 this year, according to a survey released by the Chronicle for Higher Education. Last year's survey reported 17 public university presidents who made more than $500,000.

President Peter Likins currently makes $503,400, which includes a base salary of $285,000 and a deferred compensation of $163,000. The rest compensates housing and transportation, Likins said. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Engineering Design Day involves students

The electrical and computer engineering and aerospace and mechanical engineering departments plans to host an Engineering Design Day competition today involving more than 70 students.

Fourteen teams of five to eight graduating seniors from both departments' capstone design programs will be demonstrating the results of their semester projects in a poster board display. [Read article]

Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • The U.S. produces 19 percent of the world's trash. The annual contribution includes 20 billion disposable diapers, 2 billion razors and 1.7 billion pens.

  • Before deciding on the name "Sherlock," Arthur Conan Doyle had named his now famous detective Sherrinford. The name was used in a short story Doyle wrote in 1886. Holmes' sidekick in the story was called Ormond Sacker, but he was renamed Thomas Watson. [Read article]

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