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Monday, January 31, 2005

Presidents support tuition increases


TEMPE - The three state university presidents voiced their support for more tuition hikes Friday, but said predictable tuition increases over time could be a risk due to uncertainty in the external market.

At the Arizona Board of Regents meeting at Arizona State University, regents discussed a proposal to make tuition increases predictable every four years so families could budget their finances. However, the university presidents said the instability of factors such as financial aid and state appropriations would make the proposal challenging. [Read article]

· Women's reproductive rights discussed at UA mall rally
· UA lone Pac-10 school not requiring first-year meal plan
· UA student takes Tucson gem show into own hands
· Students speak out at open mic and poetry night
· Undergraduate Biology Research Program shows their stuff
· UA to draw $20 mil in tuition for building projects
· NASA Spacegrant makes science accessible to students
· Fast facts

Men's Hoops: Cats knocked off Pac-10 pedestal


In McKale, Cougs snap 38-game losing streak to Wildcats

It was a short stay at the top of the Pacific 10 Conference standings, as Washington State defeated the No. 11 Arizona men's basketball team 70-63 in McKale Center Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars (9-9, 4-5) have now defeated two of the top three teams in the Pac-10 - Stanford and Arizona. They defeated Stanford in Pullman, Wash., Dec. 31, 60-51.

"I just think people didn't take this game seriously. I think Washington State wanted to win more than we did," said UA senior center Channing Frye. [Read article]

· Men's Hoops: Analysis
· Women's Hoops: Cats drop OT heartbreaker to Terps
· Baseball falls to alumni in last at-bat
· Gymcats defeat Minnesota, Seattle-Pacific, fall short to Huskies
· Icecats split weekend set against No. 9 Weber State
· Swim and dive teams dispatch SMU, fall to Texas

In a war of ideas, freedom takes time

It is difficult not to be leery about the notion of fighting wars for ideas rather than objectives. The military is a lethal instrument, and it is supposed to be exactly that. U.S. forces are best used to accomplish clear, unambiguous missions and wars are best fought to achieve concrete objectives, not abstract ideals. However, after the rationale for invading Iraq in order to disarm Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction proved erroneous, we are left with precisely that - a war for an idea. That idea is democracy. But, as it turns out, the United States has experience fighting for that high ideal. [Read article]

· Eller dean's salary a reality
· Mailbag
· Online Mailbag

Latest Issue: January 27, 2005


Before newspapers had photographs, they had illustrations. And before John Wayne ever captured the southwest on the silver screen, Maynard Dixon did with his drawings and paintings.

Dixon, whose career spanned from 1897 to 1942, is still being honored in not one, but two exhibits at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. [Read article]

Tucson and Campus Calendar
'Bright Leaves' director blows into Loft
Tara Reid goes it 'Alone'
'Assassination' is devastating
A forgotten story is finally remembered
Bright Eyes
Funk wizard Ozlo celebrates debut CD
Chicken Kitchen delivers
Liveculture (Latest Issue: January 25, 2005)
What's porn got to do with it?
Commentary: Porn does anything but objectify women

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