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NEWS
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
photo UA cleared of blame in garage assault

A Pima County judge yesterday ended a trial involving a political science senior who was sexually assaulted on campus, ruling in favor of the Arizona Board of Regents days before the jury was expected to issue a verdict.

The student filed a lawsuit against the board earlier this month, alleging the UA wasn't taking necessary precautions to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a man during the daytime in the Park Avenue Garage in 2002. [Read article]

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photo UA early polling site busy on day 1

The early polling site on campus, meant to increase student voter turnout in the upcoming election, opened yesterday and stayed busy for most of the day.

The UA's first on-campus early polling site, which has nine voting booths, opened at 8 a.m. yesterday and had a steady flow of people throughout the day, with lines extending out the door after the lunch hour.

Alistair Chapman, Associated Students of the University of Arizona president, said by 4:15 p.m. yesterday, 210 people had voted at the site. [Read article]

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photo Error causes grad assistants grief

UA asking for $475 back after accidently giving too much aid

Some graduate assistants will have to come up with an extra $475 in tuition before finals even though they thought they were all paid up.

About 160 graduate assistants who received too much aid money from the UA Graduate College now owe the excess back, but they say they only learned of the situation last week.

Graduate assistants who are taking six units, the least amount of credits possible, are entitled to a 49.1 percent remission, which reduces their tuition by $799. Assistants taking seven or more units receive 60 percent or $1,274, said Dorian Voorhees, assistant dean of the Graduate College. [Read article]

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CAPS helps UA students cope with depression

It's not abnormal for a student to feel depressed for the first time while at college, considering the first signs of depression most often occur in people who are in their mid-20s, said Marian Binder, director of UA Counseling and Psychological Services.

Since the psychological disorder is not uncommon among college students, Binder said the UA has been increasing its efforts in treating depression during the last six years. [Read article]

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photo Republicans show 'FahrenHype' for balance

In an effort to counteract the on-campus appearance of controversial filmmaker Michael Moore, the UA College Republicans showed the film "FahrenHype 9/11" to more than 250 people in Gallagher Theater yesterday.

"FahrenHype 9/11" criticizes Moore's accusations against President George W. Bush and the war on terror, offering a conflicting analysis of the President's political decisions after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. [Read article]

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photo Eller's Entrepreunership Program ranked in top 10

For the third time in 2004, a program in the Eller College of Management at the UA was ranked by a national publication as one of the best in the nation.

The Princeton Review and Forbes.com put the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program in eighth place in their inaugural "Top 25 Most Entrepreneurial Undergraduate Schools in the Country."

Gary Libecap, a UA economics professor and director of the Karl Eller Center and McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, said the program has been consistently ranked in the top 10 by several national publications. [Read article]

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Students point, click to find cheap stuff at eBay

Students looking for a rare collectible or hard-to find item say eBay is the easiest and cheapest way to go.

EBay's online auction site has gained a great deal of popularity since it was created by entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar in 1995. Today, users can buy practically anything - CDs, movies, cars, motorcycles, rare collectibles, or even an imaginary boyfriend.

According to the company's Web site, "On any given day, there are millions of items across thousands of categories for sale." [Read article]

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photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed that is, these animals favor either their right or left paws.

  • From 1890 to 1900, 20 tons of ivory were shipped every year from Siberia to London. All of this ivory was taken from the remains of wooly mammoths, which have been extinct since the Ice Age.

  • There is approximately one chicken for every human being in the world. [Read article]

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