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Monday, February 14, 2005
photo UA leaders present tuition ideas

Likins, student lobbyists to recommend tuition increases today

UA President Peter Likins will release his tuition proposal today, a plan including tuition increases and possible mandatory fees for undergraduates, graduates and non-residents.

Student Body President Alistair Chapman will also release his tuition counterproposal today.

In order to remain at the top of the bottom one-third in tuition rates compared to peer institutions across the nation, Likins said tuition needs to increase 19 percent, or roughly $800, for undergraduates next year. [Read article]

Survey highlights class availability, graduate tuition remission

The results of a survey put out by student leaders last week showed students' top concerns lie in improved class availability and increased graduate student tuition remission.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona used the survey, created to determine how UA students want tuition dollars spent, to help direct the writing of the Arizona Student's Association's student proposal, which was released at 8 a.m. today. [Read article]

photo College of Medicine to change curriculum

With the expansion of the UA College of Medicine to Phoenix, the university could open admissions to nonresidents in the future, officials said Friday.

Kenneth Ryan, dean for academic affairs in the College of Medicine, said in order to maintain the quality of students in medical school, the UA will consider allowing out-of-state students to apply in a few years.

Although the Phoenix campus will open in July 2006 with class sizes of 24 students, Ryan said the figure could eventually reach 110 students, matching the Tucson campus population. [Read article]

photo Student couples struck by cupid's arrow on campus

This Valentine's Day, courting couples on campus will play the dating game while other students, already struck by cupid's arrow, will celebrate marriages that began at the UA.

John Bailey, a business management senior, said he met his wife Kim when both were training to be resident assistants and were assigned to the same floor in Coronado Residence Hall.

"Coronado is an interesting place to fall in love, but that's where it happened," Bailey said. [Read article]

The other side of Valentine's day

Students find ways to spend Feb. 14 non-traditionally

While some students cherish the flowers and candy today begets, others denounce Valentine's Day as a corporate ploy perpetuating consumerist gluttony.

Andy Free, a pre-business junior, said he thinks Valentine's Day cheapens other worthwhile celebrations.

"It's just a bunch of corporate crap, but I guess Christmas is too," Free said. "Halloween - that's a holiday." [Read article]

New grad class for the aspiring 'Apprentice'

A new graduate class is exposing science students to the business world by giving them an experience much like that of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" and by adding business curriculum to the conventional science program.

Alaina G. Levine, director of the professional science master's program, developed a program for science graduate students to expose the business side of science and give techniques on how to develop science knowledge into a successful business. [Read article]

photo LGBT rights rally draws diverse Sunday crowd at El Presidio Park

A lesbian reverend, a rapping poet and a straight Christian Republican mother all spoke Sunday in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The rally, "Protecting Our Families: a rally in support of awareness and of fairness for the LGBT and allied community," had a turnout of about 300 people, said Cathy Busha, one of the event's organizers.

Those who came out gathered in a friendly atmosphere to protest against a planned constitutional amendment, which would deprive gay and lesbian couples of many rights, including legal marriage. [Read article]

IFC, chapter presidents to do Valentine's Day service

Members of the Interfraternity Council will put on their dancing shoes and grab the hands of their elders at tonight's Valentine's Day dance with residents from the Fountains at La Cholla retirement community.

For the past three years, IFC and its 21 chapter presidents have attended the Valentine's Day dance held by the Fountains at La Cholla community, 2001 W. Rudasill Road.

The dance, which is a community service opportunity, is a chance for the council and fraternity members to spend time with the elderly women who live at the community, said Michael Katzman, IFC president. [Read article]

photo Fast facts

Things you always never wanted to know

  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

  • The "Grinch" singer and voice of Tony the Tiger is a man named Thurl Ravenscroft.

  • The real name of Astro (the dog from "The Jetsons") is Tralfaz - his real owner appeared one day to claim him but wound up giving him back to the Jetsons.

  • Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges, three of them were real brothers (Moe, Curly and Shemp). [Read article]

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