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Thursday, December 1, 2005
photo Dancing for a cause: Frat may have violated greek rules with serenade

Greek board questions event's taste

The Kappa Alpha Order fraternity raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last night, but the members may be facing punishment because they didn't comply with the Greek Life Philanthropy Advisory Board guidelines, an official said.

The fraternity sponsored a serenading contest to raise money for its national philanthropy, but violated two stipulations of the advisory board by advertising the event to only pledge classes and by failing to prescreen the sororities' performances, said Erin Cohen, president of Panhellenic Council. [Read article]

Bernsen may face impeachment

ASUA Senate to hold hearing on last day of classes for president's future

The student senate will hold a hearing next week to decide whether to impeach Student Government President Cade Bernsen after two women in the Associated Students of the University of Arizona filed sexual harassment complaints against him, officials said at last night's meeting.

Bernsen, who did not attend the meeting, said the allegations are completely false and he intends to defend himself, according to a statement he gave to the Arizona Daily Wildcat last night. [Read article]

UA tight end caught with fake ID card

Touchdown leader arrested day before Territorial Cup

The leading touchdown receiver for the UA football team was arrested early Thanksgiving morning for trying to use a fake ID to get into a bar, according to Tucson Police Department reports.

Tight end Brad S. Wood, a sociology junior, went to Maloney's Tavern, 213 N. Fourth Ave., around 1:20 a.m. Nov. 24, the day before the Wildcats took on the Arizona State University Sun Devils to contest the Territorial Cup. Wood showed the doorman an identification card that wasn't his, reports stated. [Read article]

Quick Hits

Congressman to address Iraq War in discussion

Rep. Raśl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., plans to speak about the war in Iraq in a discussion titled "The Iraq War: Reality Not Politics" tonight at 6 in the Social Sciences building, Room 100.

The discussion is being hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with the help of the political science, history and Middle Eastern studies departments. [Read article]

photo Movie stars join quad rugby

'Murderball' cast to play with squad to raise awareness

If you hear a noisy commotion of clanging metal today near the Alumni Plaza, don't be too alarmed - it's the sound of the quad rugby team colliding in its athletically souped-up wheelchairs outside for the second time this year.

The event is part of the Disability Resource Center's "Disability Reframed," a series organized each semester to promote awareness of the disabled community by bringing it into the public eye, said Bryan Barten, a disability specialist with the DRC. [Read article]

Board of regents briefs

Update on UA College of Medicine expansion

The progress of the UA College of Medicine in Phoenix will be among the matters to be discussed at the Arizona Board of Regents meeting today.

The regents' Public Awareness Committee will present an update of the Phoenix campus' progress report at the regents meeting in the Student Union Memorial Center, according to the executive summary of the item in the meeting agenda. [Read article]

Fast Facts

Things you've always never wanted to know

  • The pigmy shrew, a relative of the mole, is the smallest mammal in North America. It weighs one-fourteenth of an ounce - less than a dime.

  • Vincent Van Gogh started to draw at age 27.

  • The U.S. Congress passed a law in 1832 requiring all American citizens to spend one day each year fasting and praying. For the most part, people ignored the law, and no effort was made to enforce the legislation. [Read article]

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