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NEWS
Thursday, September 23, 2004
photo Governor: Get out and vote

Napolitano tells students they can 'make a difference' in November

In a half-empty Gallagher Theatre, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano spent half an hour last night answering questions from students and discussing the importance of student voting.

Napolitano was invited to the UA by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. A featured guest in ASUA's civic engagement initiative, Napolitano was asked to discuss diversity and voting issues as part of the UAdiscusses Diversity event. [Read article]

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UA worker arrested for trespassing on campus

Centennial Hall worker arrested after following art student to class

A man who has reportedly been following a UA art student was arrested Tuesday on a trespassing charge after attending one of the student's classes.

Albert Epstein, a 57-year-old UA employee who works at Centennial Hall, was arrested for trespassing after attending a class in the Center for Creative Photography, police said. [Read article]

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photo Dean: Move away from race quotas

College admissions policies should look beyond race to academic qualifications, said the dean of the College of Law yesterday in a speech about affirmative action.

Toni Massaro, dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law, spoke to a crowd of about 100 students and faculty members, including President Peter Likins, about race and education as a part of UAdiscusses Diversity.

Diversity cannot be defined solely by race, and admissions policies should enforce that, she said. [Read article]

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photo Ariz. candidates make their cases at Hillel

In an attempt to gain student support, six candidates running for local office spoke to students at a Meet the Candidates forum last night.

About 50 people attended the forum, sponsored by Hillel, the College Republicans and the Young Democrats.

The event was meant to engage students who tend to focus only on presidential elections and ignore local races, said Jeremy Tor, a senior majoring in Spanish and political science, who organized the event. [Read article]

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photo Brothers' custom bikes turn heads

Perhaps you've seen them. On Saturday nights, they cruise by campus and down Fourth Avenue, creating a haze of bright blue as they pass. Or maybe you've noticed them in a driveway outside a small apartment just north of campus, waiting for someone to take them for a spin.

Friends and neighbors say chances are if you've seen the custom bicycle creations of Eric and Tim Gonzalez, you won't soon forget them. [Read article]

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Archaelogists gather at UA for conference

A symposium began on campus yesterday, bringing together students, scientists and researchers from Mexico, Canada and the United States.

The Archaeological Sciences of the Americas Symposium is a conference intended to increase communication and involvement between different scientific fields, said anthropology graduate student Kanani Paraso.

Paraso said the four-day conference, developed and organized by anthropology graduate students, is the first of its kind, featuring a wide collaboration of professionals from a variety of fields such as archeology, geology and material sciences. [Read article]

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ASUA briefs

At last night's ASUA Senate meeting, leaders approved funding for UA clubs and voted to offer senate representation to all clubs interested.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona approved $11,196 for funding to 94 clubs and still has about $80,000 more to give this year said Sara Birnbaum, executive vice president of ASUA.

An additional $50 for T-shirts has been included in the money given to clubs, funding that hasn't been available in the past, she said. [Read article]

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photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • During the Renaissance, blond hair became so much de rigueur in Venice that a brunette was not to be seen except among the working classes. Venetian women spent hours dyeing and burnishing their hair until they achieved the harsh metallic glitter that was considered a necessity.

  • The foundations of the great European cathedrals go down as far as 40 or 50 feet. In some instances, they form a mass of stone as great as that of the visible building above the ground. [Read article]

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