The University of Arizona will be joining hundreds of other universities across the country with a campus ban on smoking.UA's "Smoking and Tobacco Policy" also includes a ban on using electronic cigarettes on campus.
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
If you've always wanted to own a farm but don't have a good idea of where to start, this University of Arizona Cooperative Extension workshop would be a good place. The annual Turning Dreams into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona workshop will cover everything from what equipment a future farmer w ... More >>
The number of Arizona parents choosing to not have their children vaccinated is increasing.Back in 2003, only 1.6 percent of kindergartners weren't vaccinated due to a personal-belief or religious exemption. As of last school year, a decade later, that rate more than doubled, to 3.9 percent.
Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor says an internal-affairs investigation is under way after a video surfaced of a police officer apparently blindsiding a woman after the University of Arizona basketball game on Saturday."Any time you see a video like that, it's concerning, and it's disturbing, ... More >>
Since the beginning of Arizona's medical marijuana program, people have petitioned the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for medical pot.However, PTSD and other conditions aren't added to the list, due to a lack of scientific research on the risk ... More >>
Less than half of Arizona students meet the standards for attending Arizona universities, according to a recent report.The "Arizona Minority Student Progress Report 2013" prepared by the University of Arizona's Center for Education also cites a warning from ASU's Morrison Institute: "Arizona is at r ... More >>
You're safe -- the asteroid known as 2000 EM26 did not hit Earth Monday night. Scientists predicted it wouldn't. But by interstellar standards, this block of rock the length of three football fields was on our front porch. As our cover story "Space Invader" explains this week, these so-called near- ... More >>
The Arizona bill that would criminalize publishing sexual images that were shared in confidence is "almost certainly unconstitutional," according to a University of Arizona law professor.House Bill 2515, proposed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would make it illegal to "knowingly disclose, displ ... More >>
Despite all the negative attention surrounding the fraternities at Arizona State University, it looks like the frat-boys at the University of Arizona aren't exactly angels either.According to "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville, he got drugged with some ecstasy while he was at a UA frat-party, where he ... More >>
By Gustavo Arellano
Starting a farm sounds really good -- in theory. Fresh produce, fresh eggs, lots of furry friends running around? Not to mention the beauty of green open spaces and plant life. On the other hand, the practical knowledge required -- you know, things like how to acquire land, buy equipment, and irriga ... More >>
For some reason, the guy being carried by police officers in the photo above was walking around the University of Arizona's library with a knife yesterday.
Everyone at the University of Arizona's student newspaper, the Daily Wildcat, is in apology mode after a comic about shooting a gay kid if he ever came out to his father garnered some national attention.The apparent "joke" was about a father shooting his gay son with a shotgun, rolling him up in som ... More >>
After seeing an apology about a cartoon on the website of the University of Arizona's student newspaper last night, the Daily Wildcat, we were ready to channel our inner Michael Scott -- "There is no such thing as an appropriate joke. That's why it's a joke."However, the apparent "joke" is about a f ... More >>
Via Organic Green Roots on FacebookIt's always fun to remind ourselves of the wonders of nature. We saw these and thought it would be fun to get you in the mood for food. Organic Green Roots posted on Facebook some cool photos of edible fruits that make you wonder if they are real or ... More >>
http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/banana.htmlBackyard banana plantDid you know you can grow bananas and mangoes in your own back yard? Ya, we didn't think so, either. There's a FREE event this Saturday July 9th from 8 - 10 a.m. at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office where you ca ... More >>
Photo by Hisham YousifWhen the near-1,000 foot fence went up in the middle of the University of Arizona campus Monday, it seemed like an obvious message for a campus about an hour's drive from the Mexican border -- a cry against the U.S. immigration policy. That's not exactly the case, as photos ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Gallery graffiti brings street art indoors
"I'm-a get medieval on your ass." -- Marcellus Wallace, spokesman for Mother Nature?A 60-year drought, the likes of which hasn't been seen since medieval times, may be in store for the Southwest this century, University of Arizona researchers report. A summary of scientific f ... More >>
Rodney GlassmanU.S. Senate hopeful Rodney Glassman, as well as several other Democrats running for office this year, were at the University of Arizona yesterday for a rally. It didn't go well.It went so bad, in fact, that the university's newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, wrote a scathing editorial w ... More >>
Gay softball team throws big bash before big tourney
UA delivered a slider when we were expecting fastball
The University of Arizona plans to shut down its nuclear reactor by mid-2010. The license for the 51-year-old reactor, used for research, expires next year, and Director John Williams says it isn't used enough to warrant a vigorous re-licensing process with the Nuclear Reg ... More >>
The federal government has awarded a $54 million grant to Arizona for the expansion and creation of charter schools. The state plans to open up to 92 new campuses...The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans to build two temples in the Valley, one in Phoenix and one in Gilbert. The tem ... More >>
Greys Anatomy consultant relates kooky surgical tales
An audit claims that Child Protective Services are taking too long to investigate complaints of abuse at group homes and treatment centers. State law requires CPS to complete an investigation within 21 days of a complaint about a care facility...University of Arizona fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon has ... More >>
How's this for romantic: A University of Arizona professor found a new species of moth -- one with beautiful pink wings -- and named it after his wife, who likes the color pink. Tests proved the critter was a previously unknown species.
An unsuccessful stadium concert hosted by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona will be costing students for years to come.The Last Smash Platinum Bash concert took place at the Arizona Stadium in Tucson and featured Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and other musical groups. Ac ... More >>
The presidents of the state's three universities want students to help cover a financial shortfall due to state budget cuts by paying more in fees. President Michael Crow of Arizona State University wrote in a letter to the Arizona Board of Regents that students should pay an extra $600 ... More >>
A New York-based research group called Justice Strategies files a report calling Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's system for cracking down on illegal immigration a failure. They're not the first...A recent study examines retail closures in 65 metro markets, and Phoenix tops the list of distresse ... More >>
The cartoon, produced by black syndicated cartoonist Keith Knight, was clearly not meant to convey a racist message.
A week in which we bask in the all-too-temporary glow of readers' compliments
The University of Arizona's push to become one of the nation's great research institutions has paid off -- but at what cost to the state, faculty and students?
The Arizona State hockey team iced tough competition this season. So why did players pass on a shot at a national championship?
ASARCO says it will pay for health tests in Hayden, but residents' lawyers fear a cover-up
One of its books has been misrepresented as a memoir, but the University of Arizona Press has no plan to correct the record
A battle of GOP extremes pits environmentalist Robin Silver against conservative Congressman John Shadegg
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