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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

UA tuition breaks for same-sex couples

The UA will offer tuition breaks starting this fall for same-sex couples, and officials say the program will help the UA compete for faculty and staff members along with bringing equitable treatment to its employees.

UA President Peter Likins made the announcement in a letter to the campus community on July 25.

The UA will be the first of the three state universities to extend its tuition reduction program to same-sex domestic partners and dependent children of those partners. The UA has only offered the tuition reduction program to employees, their spouses and their dependents in the past. [Read article]

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Formerly UA trained athlete a winner on and off the track


Even though she won this year's Boston Marathon and received gold medals in two different Olympic Games, former UA Adaptive Atheletes phenom Cheri Blauwet considered herself a mediocre athlete prior to attending UA.

Now a third-year medical student at Stanford University, Blauwet came to the UA from a small high school in Iowa and grew up without a great deal of exposure to competitive wheelchair racing.

Once she got to the UA, however, specialized training, intensive team practices with the UA Adaptive Athletics Program and coaching from the likes of former Track and Field head coach Derek Brown led Blauwet to compete and win competitions both nationally and internationally. [Read article]

Hidden gems of the UA campus revealed


While it's important for new students to know (and older students to remember) the ins and outs of campus life, there's more to see than just the outer surface. After braving the financial aid office, selecting classes, moving more stuff than necessary into new residences and the rest of the university bonanza, it's time to learn the hidden gems that the UA provides.

On the academic spectrum, one of the most important aspects of college (and yet perhaps most tedious) remains the art of studying. Generally, students view the library as the optimal place to spend long hours surrounded by class notes and over-priced books. However, other areas boasting greater scenery and solitude should not be overlooked. Park yourself by Old Main's fountain once the heat wave begins to dissipate. Sit near the theater building in one of the festive, artsy chairs (well, they're statues, but they serve multiple purposes). Stretch out on the Alumni Plaza's grassy knoll, which students flocked to in record droves upon completion last year, especially when certain religious zealots shared their thoughts. Finally, with one of the most enjoyable views on campus, the 4th floor of the Student Union houses tables that remain relatively vacant. [Read article]

· The end of (summer) vacation

Latest Issue: August 3, 2005


Ted Stevens is trying to keep positive. His band, Mayday, has been on tour for a month now and he's finding the experience of readjusting to life on the road to be nearly as taxing as performing.

"It's been a long time since we've been on the road, so it's challenging," Stevens said. "We're just trying to get to every city on time and keep everybody well fed and happy and all that, but as far as the music goes, we're playing really well." [Read article]

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