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Thursday, October 28, 2004
photo Nursing students remember professors

Students fund scholarship in memory of shootings

Students in the College of Nursing are honoring the memory of three professors who were killed by a former student two years ago by raising money to contribute to a scholarship in memory of the professors.

On Oct. 28, 2002, Robert S. Flores Jr., a student who was distraught over failing grades and problems at home, entered the office of professor Robin E. Rogers and shot her multiple times, killing her. He then moved to a classroom full of students taking a midterm and shot and killed professors Barbara Monroe and Cheryl McGaffic. After allowing the students to leave, Flores turned the gun on himself. It is considered the bloodiest day in UA history. [Read article]

photo Fire breaks out at Block House

Candle sets unit ablaze at UA-area apartment complex

About 40 people were evacuated from The Block House apartment complex early yesterday morning after an unattended candle started a fire in one of the units.

The fire started at 2:41 a.m. at the apartment complex at 1920 N. First Ave. and did not cause any serious injuries, said Capt. Paul McDonough, public information officer for the Tucson Fire Department. [Read article]

Non-Muslim students give up food for Ramadan Fast-a-thon

More than 300 non-Muslim students gave up food and water yesterday, in an effort to raise money for the poor and gain insight into the Islamic religion.

Organized by the Muslim Student Association, the Ramadan Fast-a-thon invited non-Muslim students to fast for 12 hours from sunrise to sunset yesterday.

For each of students who participated, local business donated money to the Tucson Community Food Bank, said Miriam Hoda, student coordinator for MSA. [Read article]

Old students learn new tricks for registration

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series on class registration.

After five semesters of registering for classes, many upperclassmen have learned a few useful techniques that alleviate the pain associated with registration, but their methods are leaving freshmen and sophomores with limited class options.

One registration tactic worrying freshmen and sophomores is the practice of upperclassmen over-registering for courses. [Read article]

photo Mock graveyard erected for Juarez victims

Members of the UA's Amnesty International organization lined 400 pink crosses on the Mall yesterday to help raise awareness of the nearly 400 women who have gone missing or been found dead in Mexican-American border towns.

The group is doing this because of the hundreds of women who have gone missing or been found killed along the border and the fact that the companies and the Mexican government are not doing anything to prevent this from happening, said Ashley Davidson, Amnesty International member and coordinator of the project. [Read article]

photo Campus groups get dirty on Mall for Club Olympics

Students put their athletic abilities and school spirit to the test yesterday to try to raise money for their clubs at the annual ASUA Club Olympics.

The Club Olympics began yesterday and will continue on the UA Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Thirty-four clubs and at least 100 people competed in the events, including sumo wrestling, a three-legged race, a UA cheer competition and a bungee cord running contest. [Read article]

photo Plastic electronics could revolutionize computers

In the future, chemistry professor Neal Armstrong says a common dye could be used to drastically reduced the price of computer technology.

Armstrong, the feature speaker at yesterday's Faculty Fellows, said his research into technology in Organic Light Emitting Diodes could bring cheap, flexible displays to consumers in the next ten years.

The eventual goal is to produce an electronic paper which would allow consumers to move away from paper. This electronic paper could be infinitely refreshed, letting the reader choose different articles to read on a whim, Armstrong said. [Read article]

ASUA Briefs

ASUA senators approve Tucson Youth Committee

ASUA senators approved a community service project last night that will pair up UA student mentors with Tucson high school students.

The Tucson Youth Committee, a program that will send UA students to mentor select high school students and assist them in creating community service projects, will begin next semester.

Each mentor will represent a team of five representatives from each high school in Tucson, said Joseph Fu, an Associated Students of the University of Arizona senator. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Hot water weighs more than cold.

  • Granite conducts sound ten times faster than air.

  • Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States, was the first to be born a citizen of the United States. He was born in 1782, six years after the signing of the Constitution.

  • James Madison, at 5 feet 4 inches, was the shortest president of the United States. [Read article]

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