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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
photo Young Communists labor to begin own UA chapter

Anticapitalist students work to cure society's ills

The Young Communist League tried to "rally their troops" yesterday on the UA Mall in an attempt to organize a chapter at the UA, members said.

The YCL teamed up with the Communist Party USA at the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Progressive Fair on the Mall to talk to students and faculty about communism and trying to "make a better future," said Joe Bernick, organizational secretary of the Communist Party USA for Arizona. [Read article]

photo Pima residents upset over dismissal of RAs

The Pima Residence Hall director and the hall's entire resident assistant staff were forced from their posts recently after the group drank alcohol during a retreat over winter break, according to students in the hall.

Officials in Residence Life wouldn't comment on why the entire hall's staff was dismissed, but several students within the hall said that during a staff retreat in Flagstaff, the director and five RAs violated the UA's Code of Conduct by allowing some of the RAs - who were under 21 at the time - to drink. [Read article]

Likins proposes $200 hike in tuition

Nonresidents would pay $1,222 extra; new WiFi fee introduced

PHOENIX - President Peter Likins announced one of the most complex tuition proposals in recent history yesterday that would leave some students facing a tuition jump of thousands of dollars.

The proposed tuition increase, approved by Likins, would increase the resident undergraduate tuition by $200, or 4.5 percent, and raise the non-resident undergraduate tuition by $1,222, or 9 percent. [Read article]

photo ASA tuition proposal eases grad burden

Student officials proposed tuition increases nearly identical to those in the UA president's proposal yesterday, except for in-state graduate students' tuition, which was half of the president's.

The Graduate and Professional Student Council, the Arizona Students' Association and the Associated Students of the University of Arizona proposed that in-state tuition increase by 4 percent and out-of-state tuition rise 9 percent for both undergraduate and graduate students starting the next academic year. [Read article]

Students: UA should manage funds better

Students said they think the UA should manage its funds instead of relying on tuition after hearing about the 9 percent non-resident tuition increase proposed by the student government and President Peter Likins yesterday.

"That's a huge increase," said Carissa Grubbs, a journalism freshman, who pays nonresident tuition. "You hear about other colleges raising tuition by 3 percent, but 9 is a lot." [Read article]

UA's $60M debt 'black hole' concerns faculty

The Faculty Senate stressed yesterday the need to find a solution to the university's substantial debt, which was loosely referred to as a $60 million "black hole."

"We're still dealing with the reality of the deficit," said Sen. Antonio Estrada. "Maybe we still have too many programs."

Estrada asked how much bigger the university's debt, termed the "black hole," could get before the university gets into "real trouble." [Read article]


Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Human nails and hair do not grow after death. They are simply the last parts of the body to decompose.

  • Almost half of the newspapers in the world are published in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Until the 1950s, Tibetans disposed of their dead by taking the body up to a hill, hacking it into little pieces and feeding the remains to the birds. [Read article]


In yesterday's "Officials mum on tuition hike" the Arizona Daily Wildcat reported that nonresident undergraduates were asked to pay $704 in tuition for 2004-2005. $704 reflects the price resident graduate students paid in 2004-2005. [Read article]

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