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Monday, November 1, 2004
photo Wildcat sculpture dedicated to UA president, wife

Moments before fireworks electrified the sky above the UA Mall Friday night, the Alumni Association dedicated the new wildcat sculpture on campus to UA President Peter Likins and his wife Pat during the Alumni Plaza dedication ceremony.

Philip "Flip" May, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona in 1979-1980 and chair of the Alumni Association in 1999-2000, said Likins was chosen because he embraced the Alumni Plaza from the beginning and has contributed years of tireless work to the university. [Read article]

Professors violate politics policy

Teachers have tough time keeping mum near Election Day

The presidential election tomorrow has some students feeling pressure from professors and teaching assistants who make their political views and opinions clear to students.

Official policy at the UA states professors should not impose their personal or political views and opinions on students. However, in the politically charged atmosphere of this year's election, some feel pressure from the political views of professors makes deciding who to vote for more difficult. [Read article]

Bush wins - according to mask sales

Every election since 1980 has been accurately predicted by the sales of the caricature masks of the candidates, and this year President George W. Bush masks have been outselling Sen. John Kerry masks, but only by 6 percent as of yesterday.

Most local costume shops like Creative Costumes, 828 N. Stone Ave., and Party City, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd., have sold out of both candidates' masks.

Party City only sold one Kerry mask because that was all they received and have not had a demand for more. [Read article]

photo ASUA early voting site draws thousands

More than 2,300 students voted last week at the early polling site on campus, making it one of the busiest of Tucson's nine early polling sites.

Gov. Janet Napolitano visited the site Friday afternoon, shaking hands with more than 300 students waiting in line to cast their vote.

Alistair Chapman, Associated Students of the University of Arizona president, said about 765 people voted at the early polling site Friday, with 87 provisional ballots dropped off, making Friday's totals alone more than 800. [Read article]

Faculty Senate to hear budget resolution

The Faculty Senate will hear today from faculty and staff members concerned about the 2 percent budget cuts academic departments faced this year.

The Committee of Eleven, a group of elected faculty members, will discuss their concerns on the across-the-board budget cuts during the Faculty Senate meeting.

The committee released a three-page report in July 2004 outlining its concerns. In the report, the committee characterized the cuts as devastating and "a major step backward" for the university. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. It comprises 1.25 million acres and was the first ranch in the world to be completely fenced in. At one time its borders were guarded by armed patrol.

  • The precise geographical center of the North American continent is in a town called Rugby, N.D.

  • Edgar Allan Poe and James Abbot McNeill Whistler (who painted "Whistler's Mother") both went to West Point Military Academy. [Read article]

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