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Thursday, November 18, 2004
photo Professor admits to killing

Psych. professor divulges that he killed dorm-mate in 1955

After keeping it private for 50 years, a UA psychology professor admitted to his classes Tuesday he killed another student when he was in college.

Robert Bechtel, professor of environmental psychology, told his two classes that after a life of being bullied, he snapped when he was a 22-year-old college junior and killed a student in his residence hall Jan. 12, 1955. [Read article]

UA student assailed near campus in broad daylight

Police are continuing their investigation of an incident where a UA student was sexually abused in broad daylight outside her university-area townhouse Tuesday.

The incident, involving an 18-year-old student, occurred Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. as she walked through a breezeway near her complex along North Tyndall Avenue and East Adams Street, said Sgt. Marco Borboa, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department [Read article]

photo Smokers try to kick the nic for a day, then for good

Jennifer Huang knew she made a difference last year at the UA when a student approached her and said she quit smoking permanently.

Huang is the co-chair of the Great American Smokeout at the UA, which encourages students to give up smoking for the day and eventually give it up for good.

The Student Health Advisory Committee is celebrating the Great American Smokeout, a day created by the American Cancer Society 28 years ago, on the UA Mall today. [Read article]

International students shed new light on U.S. politics

Students from Afghanistan, Iraq speak for education week

A panel of international students discussed the war in Iraq, U.S. foreign policy and other topics yesterday as a part of International Education Week.

More than 50 people attended the discussion, which featured students from Brazil, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Taiwan and Iraq.

One of the discussion's major topics was the current war in Iraq and the international community's opinion about the role of the United States across the world. [Read article]

photo Sorority holds sexual abuse forum

A forum last night opened up discussion on sexual abuse and domestic violence to increase awareness of a problem that never seems to fade.

Theta Nu Xi, a multicultural woman's sorority, hosted the forum and invited five guests to share their knowledge and advice about creating solutions for an non-violent world.

Mansi Kotwal, the education chair of Theta Nu Xi, said the forum was created to discuss the issues many students know little about. [Read article]

Students discuss restructuring

Student leaders debate plans to change Ariz. higher education

Diversity, prestige, economic viability and affordability were the top concerns of UA students regarding the Arizona University System Redesign Project.

Student leaders from Arizona State University, ASU West, Northern Arizona University and UA met yesterday to discuss the implications of the redesign proposals, which would restructure higher education across the state. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • One out of every 10 Americans spends one day a year in the hospital.

  • From 1950 until 1971, when President Nixon opened relations with Communist China, it was illegal for a collector to purchase or exhibit any stamp printed in China. Such an act was declared by the U.S. Congress to be "trading with the enemy."

  • No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second. [Read article]

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