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Wednesday, November 24, 2004
UAPD starts program to curb campus crime trend

The University of Arizona Police Department is launching a new Campus Watch program in hopes of increasing communication on campus and reducing crime.

The program is based loosely on Neighborhood Watch and will provide presentations on safety and security to the campus community, recommend changes to buildings to make them safer, release campus alerts to all departments and provide statistics on crime trends. [Read article]

photo Commencement to include safety checkpoints, marshals

December's commencement will feature, for the first time, security checkpoints for graduates and members of the audience to deter disruptive behavior to the university-wide ceremony.

In addition, undergraduates and faculty members will stand with graduates before and during the ceremony as marshals, a new feature the Commencement Policy Committee hopes will hold as a tradition.

When the general December commencement ceremony was cancelled in September, UA President Peter Likins reinstated it in an agreement with ASUA President Alistair Chapman to establish a set of guidelines to prevent unruly behavior. [Read article]

photo Garages safer than Zone 1 lots

Three 18-year-old men were caught stealing from cars in garages Nov. 14, but Zone 1 lots remain the most prone to thefts, according to UAPD.

Miguel Santa Cruz, Santiago Espinosa, and Luis Flores were all arrested after witnesses saw Santa Cruz and Espinosa break into a white Honda Civic around 10 p.m. Nov. 14 at Cherry Avenue Garage, 1641 E. Enke Drive, UAPD reports stated.

A total of five cars were broken into that night, four parked in the Second Street Garage, 1340 E. Second St. and one parked in the Cherry Avenue Garage. [Read article]

photo UA lab hopes to help with sleepless nights

For those who have difficulty sleeping, nights can be endless and mornings painful, but the UA sleep research lab students and professors are constantly working to find help for those who need more sleep.

Professor Richard Bootzin, who founded the UA Sleep Research Lab in 1987, said over the years he has conducted many types of research on different aspects of sleep.

Bootzin said he started the lab to try to answer many of the questions that are out there about sleep. [Read article]

photo Park Student Union speakers to stream KAMP

Students who hang out outside the Park Student Union will now be able to listen to streaming broadcasts of KAMP student radio in the courtyard by Panda Express.

KAMP has put up two speakers outside of its broadcast headquarters enabling students to hear sports, music, news and entertainment shows which used to only be available on the Internet and on channel 20 in the residence halls.

Ashley Furey, general manager of KAMP student radio, said the implementation of the speaker system is another way for KAMP's music to be heard on campus. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Notable Eagle Scouts include H. Ross Perot, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Gerald R. Ford, Harris Salsbury, James A. Lovell Jr. and Dr. Robert M. Gates, former director of the CIA.
  • Mission commander James Lovell said if Apollo 13 was unable to correct its course back to Earth after slingshoting around the moon, his ship, his crew and himself would have circled through space forever, "a monument to the U.S. space program."
  • [Read article]

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