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Friday December 1, 2000

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TA's tuition to be taken out of salary

Some graduate students not happy with provost's decision

Provost George Davis approved an initiative yesterday that would allow UA graduate teaching assistants a new tuition payment option.

After repeated requests from the Graduate and Professional Student Council to alleviate financial strain on University of Arizona graduate TAs, Davis announced that graduates will be able to have their tuition and registration fees subtracted from their university paychecks.

Davis said the decision came from his experiences as a teacher and graduate adviser in the geosciences department and knowing the economic difficulties of a beginning teaching assistant.

"The students have fees to pay and rent deposits to put down when they get here," he said. "It occurred to my wife and I that maybe we could provide some relief for their hardship."

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Standing for understanding

All-faith ceremony unites religion with support for AIDS and HIV patients

World AIDS Day began at sundown yesterday for those of the Jewish faith with an all-faiths ceremony held at Temple Emanu-El to remember those who have died of AIDS and pray for those living with it.

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Wildcat men face tough meet

The Arizona men's swimming will face a deep field this weekend in what could become a measuring-stick meet for the Wildcats.

The UA men are competing in the Texas Invitational, held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

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Online voting good for UA

Just when you thought the Internet was only for pirating music, instant messaging the person down the hall and downloading porn, it might have a real purpose: saving trees. It works like this, each year ASUA prints out thousands of ballots for the UA electorate to choose its political leaders. And each year, thousands of those ballots go unused. Well, certainly they get recycled.

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'Taming' The Cellar, one last time

Dance department wraps up semester with dual-format show

The UA School of Music and Dance's end-of-semester "In the Season" concert continues through tomorrow, featuring, among other pieces, performances by university and international dancers.

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