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Freshman enrollment highest ever

Additional residences and classrooms might be needed to ease strain caused by increase

The UA enrolled more freshmen this year than any other year in university history.

The University of Arizona has 5,526 freshmen this year, compared to 5,238 freshmen last year.

The increase in the number of freshmen is mainly the result of an increase in the numbers of college-aged people and high school graduates, said Randall Richardson, interim vice president of undergraduate education.

"We predicted this class size and anticipated in advance," he said.

Arizona's population growth also contributes to the increase, Richardson said.

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FACES program attracts more than 100 UA students

Participants will help out with ASUA events, Legislature Luncheons

In high school, Timna Sitzes never thought she would be involved in student government, but as a UA sophomore, she now finds herself sitting at an ASUA desk at all hours of the day.

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Pitts, Willingham make home on 'The Farm'

Cardinal's commitment to excellence worries Tomey

Taking over for 1999 Biletnikoff Award Winner Troy Walters is not an easy job - senior wide receiver DeRonnie Pitts just makes it look that way.

Walters, taken in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings, left Stanford following 1999's Rose Bowl as one of the school's most prolific receivers.

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New GPA requirement for RAs sends a positive message

Students, and especially freshmen, living in residence halls often find themselves in an unfamiliar environment. Not only are most first-semester freshmen on their own for the first time, they also struggle with the responsibility of balancing the academic, personal and social sides to their lives.

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Food for thought

UA art students put edible pieces on display at the GOCAIA

As part of a class project, more than 75 UA students have put together an edible art exhibit showing Saturday only at the Gallery of Contemporary and Indigenous Art (GOCAIA).

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Quotable: Thursday September 28, 2000

"You have to be blind not to see it."

Coast Guard chief Andreas Sirigos on the ferry that sank, killing 59 people, after crashing into a cluster of rocks in the Aegean Sea

Today in history: Thursday September 28, 2000

In 48 B.C., upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of the King Ptolemy of Egypt.

In 1066, William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, invaded England with the support of the Papacy, and claimed his right to the throne.

In 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, commissioned by the Spanish crown, sailed into present-day San Diego Bay during the course of his