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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
photo Bernsen accused of sexual misdeeds

Reports say president harassed two officials

Student Government President Cade Bernsen has continuously sexually harassed two female officials within ASUA during the past eight months, creating an unsafe working environment for both women, according to complaints filed with the Dean of Students Office recently.

The complaints state that Bernsen made repeated unwelcome sexual comments such as "nice rack" and inappropriately touched the women while in the office of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, a violation of the UA Student Code of Conduct and the university's sexual harassment policy. [Read article]

photo Students help disabled artists

Design day program showcases artwork

Artists with cerebral palsy now have a new way to create their work thanks to a group of UA engineering students.

Engineers 4 the Arts, a group of six UA engineering students, have designed an Artist Interface System that allows artists with cerebral palsy, an umbrella term for a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement, to create art using a computer, laser and menu options. [Read article]

photo Students try to wear out competition

Students may notice that as the semester draws to a close, a few of their classmates have taken to wearing the same shirt every day. But they're not too busy or lazy to change their clothes - they're competing for a $500 prize.

The contest is sponsored by Microsoft and is the brainchild of two UA students who began interning for the software giant this semester.

Sean Conway, a marketing junior, and Heather Lederman, a communication senior, were given a $1,000 marketing budget to promote Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, a note-taking program that is available for a 180-day free trial download from the company's Web site. [Read article]

photo Into the fray: Student travels country to realize dream

As he tells it, Adam Cohen's first taste of college basketball was as acrid as the underside of a used sneaker.

After going through eight weeks of preseason workouts as a point guard with the men's hoops team at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., he was rewarded with a call into the office of head coach Rich Roche.

"He goes, 'Your spot's not guaranteed anymore,' because they brought in two transfers on the last week of the summer," said Cohen, a first-year assistant video coordinator with the UA men's basketball team. "That wasn't the greatest first day of college." [Read article]

Quick Hits

Google box opened today

Google search engine representatives will open the giant white box that has been on the UA Mall outside of the Student Union Memorial Center for the last week this morning at 9. Students are encouraged to come to see the unveiling of a new Google product.

You think you can serenade?

Kappa Alpha Order plans to host its first annual sorority serenading competition, "So You Think You Can Serenade," today at 7 p.m. [Read article]

photo Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Human skin has about 100,000 bacteria per square centimeter. Ten percent of human dry weight is because of bacteria.

  • In 1996, Christmas caroling was banned at two major malls in Pensacola, Fla. Shoppers and merchants complained the carolers were too loud and took up too much space.

  • Afternoon temperatures on Mars go up to about 80 degrees in some areas and down to minus 190 degrees at night. [Read article]

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