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Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Students push for bill to cut grad tuition

Grad students send letters to Congress in support of bill to lower financial burden

Graduate students across the country today will write letters to Congress in support of the Higher Education Affordability and Equity Act, a bill that would make graduate school cheaper in the long run.

Members of the UA's Graduate and Professional Student Council are participating and are encouraging other graduate and professional students to do the same. [Read article]

CIA spies for new agents at UA

Seventy students packed into a small meeting room at the Marriott University Park last night to listen to experts talk about job opportunities within the CIA.

Much of the information session, which lasted two hours, was focused on recruitment for the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Most of the jobs mentioned were analytical in nature.

A recruiter for the CIA, David Burris, said this was his seventh year coming to the UA. [Read article]

115 law schools tout programs at UA fair

Hopeful law students will have the chance to rub elbows tomorrow with 115 visiting law schools at the 20th annual Law Fair.

Every year, the pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta invites representatives from law schools across the country to give students an opportunity to meet people from schools they are interested in and to find out about application information.

Melissa Kline, a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the chairwoman of the law fair, organized this year's event, and said she is excited the event will give students the opportunity to meet representatives from law schools and look at schools they might not have previously considered. [Read article]

photo Weapons in dorms leads to eviction

Atlas Trieu had no idea he was committing a weapons violation before he was kicked out of Yuma residence hall for having a pair of Pei Wei chopsticks in his room.

Trieu returned from dinner to find police sitting in his room waiting to ask him about the "sharpened sticks" stuck in a piece of cardboard in his room.

Trieu is not the only student who has been cited and evicted from a residence hall for unknowingly violating the Residence Life weapons policy. [Read article]

photo 180 new computers headed for ILC in November

More than 180 computers in the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center Information Commons will be replaced by the end of November after more than two and a half years of near-constant use.

The new Gateway E 4100-C computers, which each cost $1,712, are two-thirds of the total number of computers in the ILC that will replace the older models, said Karen Williams, team leader of undergraduate services at the Main Library. [Read article]

Campaign kicks off to help UA community

Students, faculty and staff are invited to donate money to charities for the UA Cares Campaign today in the South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.

UA Cares: A Campaign for Community Giving is an annual monthlong event that allows people to donate to money to both campus departments and local non-profit organizations.

"UA Cares is the university's annual charitable campaign where employees have the opportunity to give to UA services and programs...through Campaign Arizona and United Way," said Holly Altman, UA community relations outreach coordinator. [Read article]

Seniors say seniority warrants UA basketball tickets

While some seniors say the Zona Zoo system is fair, they say they would like to see a seniority clause help them score basketball tickets at least once during their four years at UA.

Erick Barbor, a finance senior, said he's trying to buy tickets on eBay since calling the McKale ticket office to get unclaimed lottery tickets has not worked.

Basketball tickets have been sold on eBay for more than the actual price, $89 for two tickets for half of the season. Some bidders are paying $500 for a half-season set. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The first Chinese United States Marine Corps officer was Wilbur Sze, who was commissioned in 1943. The first African-American officer in the Marines, John Rudder, received his commission in 1948.

  • The natives of Kandahar, Afghanistan, wear turbans which, when unwrapped, are 20 feet long.

  • Up to 150 tons of meteorite fragments slam into Earth every year. As far as is known, only seven people have been struck. [Read article]

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