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Monday, January 23, 2006

Retention Shelton's first priority


Students question Shelton's past record, stance on diversity issues

Developing a stronger connection between faculty and students is crucial to boosting retention rates at the UA, said presidential candidate Robert Shelton during a public forum Friday.

Students repeatedly questioned how Shelton has previously worked to improve these rates, specifically in terms of graduate students and diversity statistics.

Given his past experience with creating retention plans at other institutions, Shelton said there are several ways to raise numbers, but it starts with strong teacher-student dialogue. [Read article]

· Official: Student interest high in ASUA elections
· $20 student union fee proposed
· Quick hits
· Campus eyes on Campbell
· Kolbe encourages fight against AIDS
· UA support strong at frisbee game
· Conference showcases undergrad bio research
· Fast Facts

Cats barely brush past Bears


Leon Powe's double-double can't beat UA

Stopping California sophomore forward Leon Powe proved to be nearly impossible, but the Arizona men's basketball team shut down Powe's teammates to hold off the Golden Bears 60-55 in McKale Center Saturday to gain their second consecutive victory.

Senior guard Hassan Adams, who led the team with 16 points, made one of two free throws with eight seconds left to put Arizona (12-6, 5-3 Pacific 10 Conference) up 58-55. Cal junior guard [Read article]

· Rodgers talks to the Wildcat: Senior says he's optimistic about returning, and that dismissal 'will define' him.
· Women's hoops golden in Berkeley
· Past, present converge at Sancet
· Top Cats: The best of the weekend's athletic performances
· Weekend Sports Recap
· Icecats split weekend with Colorado State
· Stoops recruits D-line prospect

Finding time to stand in line


I spent two hours at the gym Wednesday. I didn't want to spend two hours there. In fact, I never want to spend two hours at the gym; I don't like to work out that long. And I didn't work out that long on Wednesday. Of those two hours, about 30 minutes were spent waiting in the Student Recreation Center's weight room line, which was roped off like a Scottsdale club and guarded by students who make post office employees seem excited to be at work. The rest of the time I was waiting for a machine, squeezing in a set or waiting for my own machine after a sleeveless, sweaty once-a-weeker slithered in there when I went to grab a drink of water. [Read article]

· Editorial: Presidential manifesto
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: January 19, 2006


The icon of Marilyn Monroe still looms over pop culture. Both Madonna and Anna Nicole Smith have copied her famous scene "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" from the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." And though she'd be about 80 years old had she lived, Monroe's still a pinup girl. [Read article]

Tucson and campus calendar
Scattershot: Fair and balanced celebrity gossip
Susan's Musings: I want to be a guitar hero
FILM: Glory Road, Masters of the Universe
Now hear this
Music Reviews: Morning Wood, Hall and Oates, Cat Power
Local band SKITN opens for Long Beach Shortbus
Troupe lives to tell stories onstage

Latest Issue: December 6, 2005



Fire twirling, sword swallowing on club's weekly agenda

There's a little pyromaniac in all of us. Blame our caveman instincts, but our fascination with this force of nature - both destructive and life-sustaining - starts with childhood, where experiments with a Zippo lighter and your mother's industrial-sized can of hairspray gives you hours of fun and, if you're lucky, a brand-new set of eyebrows. [Read article]


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