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Tuesday March 27, 2001

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Likins wants $200 tuition hike

UA will never be where it should be in funding, president says

UA President Peter Likins yesterday recommended a tuition increase of $200 for in-state students, and a $500 hike for out-of-state students, for the next school year.

"We know that there is a critical need for more resources," Likins said, adding that roughly $6 million generated by the proposed increase will go toward information technology, improvements in student advising, graduate teaching-assistant support, financial aid and debt service.

Current in-state tuition for Arizona's three state universities is $2,344, and out-of-state tuition is $9,800, ranking Arizona No. 49 in the country for lowest in-state tuition fees.

"There is really nothing wrong with tuition being low," said Ben Graff, Associated Students for the University of Arizona president.

"The more that tuition rises, the accessibility to institutions (such as UA) decreases," he said.

Kelly Dalton, co-director of Arizona Students Association, a lobbying organization with representives from the three state universities, said an increase is necessary, but not as high as what Likins has recommended.

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Tucson temperatures springing up

Weather slightly warmer than average, but overall normal for this time of year

Although the heat of summer looms close in UA students' forecasts, for now they are gladly immersing themselves in the balmy temperatures of late March.

Kindra Smith, a Phoenix native, said that while she is used to the heat, she prefers cold weather.

But she has already stopped wishing for winter's return.

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A Senior Occasion

Three Arizona seniors make their second trip to Final Four

SAN ANTONIO - Only three players in Arizona basketball history can claim to have been part of two Final Four runs.

So when seniors Justin Wessel, Gene Edgerson and John Ash begin preparing for their NCAA Semifinal game against Michigan State Saturday, they'll have a bit of wisdom to impart to their younger teammates.

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Star Wars II: The People Strike Back

No, this is not some twisted connection to the Academy Awards.

This is a dire plea for the American people to rethink our national defense criteria. Although it is the motto of our defense department to protect the people of the United States, Bush's new national defense agenda will actually decrease our national security.

While most students were still celebrating the basketball victory or rooting for Gladiator Sunday night, a small audience was in the Modern Languages building listening to Lt. Col. Robert M. Bowman, Ph.D., speak about the Star Wars program.

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Perfecting Imperfection

Award-winning musical opens tonight at Centennial Hall

Bob Fosse's choreography may be legendary, but it's definitely not perfect.

And that's just the way he intended it, said LaMae Caparas, a swing-dancing cast member of "Fosse," a celebrated musical which redefines the works of the famed choreographer.

"He (Fosse) played on his imperfections," Caparas said. "The reason why some of his choreography was turned-in was because he was pigeon-toed and he had slouched shoulders."

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Fast facts: Tuesday March 27, 2001

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Americans spend $10 million each day on potato chips.

An average of 13 boxes of Jell-O are purchased every second in the United States.

Dunkin' Donuts serves about 112,500 doughnuts each day.

During your lifetime, you will eat 60,000 pounds of food, the weight of six elephants.




Likins wants $200 tuition hike

Tucson temperatures springing up

Speaking to the silent

Senior citizens one step closer to free college education

Greeks participate in more philanthropy than students think, leaders say

House panel passes UA South nursing bill

State lawmakers give DUI bills the go-ahead


A Senior Occasion

NCAA Tournament Notes

Arizona sweeps doubleheader

UA coaches get first look at quarterback situation

New defensive coordinator returns for love of the game

UA men finish season with No. 6 finish

Midwest Regional Report Card

Laxcats tame Tigers to remain undefeated at home

Wildcats end bittersweet season with weekend split


Star Wars II: The People Strike Back

Are the Oscars worthy?

Letters to the editor


Perfecting Imperfection

New vocal-performance prof to display operatic talents

CD Review: Old 97s

CD Review: Skrape