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Friday January 12, 2001

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UA's sexual harassment policy clarified

Direction offered for students to report violations

A recently revised sexual harassment policy has been established to benefit everyone in the UA community - especially students who may not know where or how to file a complaint.

The sexual harassment policy is administered by the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office and has been revised three time since its original adoption in December 1982.

The policy begins, "The University of Arizona prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability veteran's status, or sexual orientation."

Janie Nunez, associate vice president at the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office, said the new policy clarifies where incidents should be reported if both parties are students.

The previous policy stated that incidents of sexual harassment should be reported to the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office, but now if the complaint involves only students, they should be reported through the Dean of Students office.

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Land exchange between UA, TUSD in the works

The UA might have found a new home for proposed family housing and the facilities management department if a land swap with the Tucson Unified School District becomes reality.

In exchange for the property at 1010 E. 10th St., which is the current TUSD headquarters site, the University of Arizona would have to transfer ownership of the soon to be acquired Tucson Electric Power building, 220 W. Sixth St., to the school district.

The UA bought the TEP building in December with the intention of moving its facilities management office to the site.

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Women's swim end break early to prepare for spring

Arizona faces NAU in second home meet of season

After an winter break training session that cut their vacation short, the members of the Arizona women's swimming team will open their spring season today when they take on Northern Arizona University.

University of Arizona will play host to the Jacks this afternoon. NAU is 7-4 this season.

After completing the most intense workout of the season- four and a half hours each day of yardage and quality training - members of the second-ranked Arizona squad feel as though they took full advantage of the vacation days.

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Solomon can help raise UA professor salaries

The UA has its very own advocate for higher education in Ruth Solomon. The District 14 state senator represents the University of Arizona at the state legislature. She is also the new leader of the senate appropriations committee.

And she could help the UA achieve several of its funding goals, including raising tenured track professors' salaries.

At Tuesday's Joint Legislative Budget Committee meeting, both the state house of representatives and the state senate, along with Governor Jane Hull, agreed to allocate state funding to higher education.

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Coyote Consort Explores the 'Unexpected'

Chamber Music Ensemble For many people, the phrase "chamber music" conjures up a concrete set of mental images, probably including string quartets, spring weddings, and Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons." One local ensemble, however, stretches the term far beyond these narrow stereotypes, highlighting modern, exciting chamber music. The Coyote Consort presents its annual concert, entitled "Voices, Visions," this Saturday at Crowder Hall. "Our motto is 'Coyote Consort - expect the unexpected,'" Mark Rush, associate professor of violin at the University of Arizona's School of Music, said. "We try to present innovative and challenging concerts that aren't in the typical format for classical music."

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Quotable: Friday January 12, 2001

"I was slingshotted into slavery. It didn't feel good."

- Willie Whiting, a Florida voter who, at his polling place, was told his name had been purged from the rolls because he was a felon - which he wasn't.

On This Day: Friday January 12, 2001

In 1879, the British-Zulu War begins as British troops under Lieutenant General Frederic Augustus invade Zululand from the southern African republic of Natal.

In 1932, Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Caraway, born near Bakerville, Tennessee, was appointed to the Senate two months before to fill the vacancy left by her late husband, Thaddeus Horatio Caraway. With the support of Huey Long, a powerful senator from Louisiana, Caraway was popularly elected to the seat in January 1932.

In 1971, Reverend Philip F. Berrigan, founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship anti-Vietnam War organization, is indicted along with five others on charges of conspiring to kidnap national security advisor Henry Kissinger and bomb the heating systems of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.