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Private colleges growing quickly

Private colleges growing quickly

When Amphitheater Middle School teacher Theresa Marie Chavez decided she wanted to get her doctorate and pursue a career as an education administrator, she first looked at returning to her alma mater, the UA.

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Payson waits for a university to help fulfill its college hopes

A key plank in the public universities' plans to expand across the state requires rural communities to make major financial investments in facilities that will house thousands of new students.

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Community colleges are key

Community colleges are key

Peter Kozak has wanted to be an engineer since high school.

August 24, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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AZ higher ed looking like a new world

AZ higher ed looking like a new world

This could be the Arizona university experience of the next decade:

August 23, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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If state adds grads, will there be enough jobs for them?

While state education leaders push for more college graduates, at least one agency questions whether there will be jobs for them.

August 23, 2009 12:00 am

Higher education in Arizona to transform if money, cooperation materialize

This could be the Arizona university experience of the next decade:

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Expansion-plan costs concern regents

TEMPE — As the state's three universities move forward with plans to dramatically increase the number of graduates over the next decade, members of the Arizona Board of Regents are concerned about how the expansion will be funded.

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Flandrau center's doors aren't completely closed

Flandrau center's doors aren't completely closed

The mineral museum and the public observatory housed within the UA's science center remain open to the public despite the institution's shutting the facility in June because of budget cuts.

July 21, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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UA-led space research concludes Mars once had water, perhaps life

UA-led space research concludes Mars once had water, perhaps life

Rust-colored soil in Mars' arctic region mixed with liquid water in the past, according to several articles published by researchers with the UA-led Phoenix Mars Mission.

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UA's biggest college gets interim dean

UA's biggest college gets interim dean

UA leaders have promoted an assistant dean to the top spot of the institution's largest college after the former dean stepped down last month.

July 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Deal lets students pursue bachelor's degrees online

Pima Community College students will be able to pursue bachelor's degrees in nursing, aviation science and a handful of other specialties under an agreement announced with Eastern New Mexico University on Monday.

June 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

UA fraternity's hazing documented

Pledges attending Sigma Phi Epsilon's "History Night" last fall got a lot more than a lesson in the fraternity's traditions.

June 28, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

UA report cites hazing at fraternity booted from campus

A University of Arizona investigation that ended in March details 15 hazing incidents and prompted one of its largest and oldest fraternities, known informally as Sig Ep, getting booted from campus for three years.

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Incoming president of regents aims to cut students' costs

FLAGSTAFF — The state's three universities can take some immediate steps to lower costs for students and produce graduates more efficiently, the incoming president of the Arizona Board of Regents said Friday.

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UA lags in money made off its innovations

FLAGSTAFF — While the University of Arizona's research funding is on par with its peers, the institution lags others when it comes to making money from innovations developed on campus, according to a report presented to regents Friday.

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Regents like C+ transfer requirement

FLAGSTAFF — Members of the Arizona Board of Regents appeared to favor a plan that would raise admissions standards for community-college transfer students.

June 19, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Regents call for cooperation

FLAGSTAFF — An ambitious plan to provide cheaper, quality higher education to Arizona residents will fail unless the state's three public universities work more closely with community colleges, members of the Arizona Board of Regents said Thursday.

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Regents OK 5-year deal, highest pay for Miller

Regents OK 5-year deal, highest pay for Miller

FLAGSTAFF — The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved a five-year contract for UA men's basketball head coach Sean Miller on Thursday that will pay him $1.6 million a year.

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Regents to talk of raising transfer criteria

Community college students planning to transfer to one of Arizona's public universities may have a harder time getting accepted if a proposed boost to entrance requirements is approved.

June 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Wildcats basketball: Regents approve Miller's contract

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Regents approve Miller's contract

FLAGSTAFF — The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved a 5-year contract for UA men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller this afternoon that will pay him $1.6 million a year.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Miller's contract approved

FLAGSTAFF — The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved a 5-year contract for UA men’s basketball head coach Sean Miller this afternoon that will pay him $1.6 million a year.

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New 4-year college could open next year in AZ

Arizona students could be attending a new four-year state college as early as next year under a preliminary plan that the state's higher-education leaders will discuss this week.

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Hispanic center seems to have life

UA officials apparently have reversed course and won't close a resource center for Hispanic students, though the fate of the university's other minority centers remains less clear.

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UA biologist finds new moth, names it for wife

UA biologist finds new moth, names it for wife

A UA biologist has discovered a new species of moth in the Chiricahua Mountains and says there are probably dozens of other insects and plants that have yet to be identified in Southern Arizona.

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Renowned UA artist's offbeat works skewered convention

Renowned UA artist's offbeat works skewered convention

With a cartoonist's colorful flair and a cutting irony, Robert Colescott created a world filled with inverted stereotypes that challenged long-held conventions about race, sexuality and even art itself.

June 11, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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UA plan to merge minority centers is stirring protest

Several minority groups in Tucson are growing increasingly concerned over steps taken by UA leaders that they say show the administrators' inability to understand the difficulties minority students face.

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Dean of largest UA college resigning at month's end

The dean of the University of Arizona's largest college will be stepping down at the end of the month.

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Rally set over UA consolidating 6 minority support centers

Several minority groups in Tucson are growing increasingly concerned over steps taken by UA leaders that they say show the administrators’ inability to understand the difficulties minority students face.

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Provost-questioning UA official being ousted

A top UA official is being forced out of his position after questioning decisions made by the university's provost.

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UA students face classes among largest in nation

Incoming UA freshmen — already paying the highest tuition in university history — could find themselves sitting in some of the largest classes in the country this fall.

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She seeks to improve health care for Indians

She seeks to improve health care for Indians

The former UA medical assistant professor selected to lead the nation's health-care efforts for American Indians hopes to use her research background to enact reforms and prevent chronic disease among the country's tribes.

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300 join GED family at PCC

300 join GED family at PCC

Roughly 300 Pima Community College students celebrated earning their GEDs at a ceremony Thursday night, part of a growing number of people turning to the institution to get the diploma.

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UA to shut down Flandrau, leave other museums open

UA to shut down Flandrau, leave other museums open

Plans to drastically cut hours at the University of Arizona's public museums have largely failed to materialize — except in the case of the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium.

May 23, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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A $60K accolade for PCC student

A $60K accolade for PCC student

It took a trip to the emergency room for John Windham to think seriously about attending college.

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Two steps for success

Two steps for success

Toward the end of entrepreneur Dean Kamen's speech to UA students graduating on Saturday morning, the inventor of the Segway vehicle began outlining a 100-step success plan.

May 17, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Blog: 'Daily Show' lampoons ASU over Obama honorary degree snub

Seeing as Arizona State University is set to welcome President Obama in a matter of hours, some folks in Tucson might be upset at the University of Arizona’s lack of presidential cachet during this year’s commencement ceremony.

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Mars mission leader finally accomplishing elusive academic goal

Mars mission leader finally accomplishing elusive academic goal

Peter Smith was able to find water on Mars, but until this spring one major accomplishment had eluded him — earning a Ph.D.

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UA Graduates: Degrees leave them in debt but able to earn more

UA Graduates: Degrees leave them in debt but able to earn more

For the nearly 4,900 UA students set to earn their undergraduate degrees this week, it's the culmination of four or more years of changing majors, fighting for classes and working part time.

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Mars lander is topic of talk tonight

The head of the UA-led Phoenix Mars mission will discuss some of the results from last summer's journey to the red planet during an informal discussion tonight.

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Surcharge lowered; UA costs still soar

Even with a deal struck between Gov. Jan Brewer and the state's three universities to reduce temporary tuition surcharges sought by university leaders, UA students will still have to pay hundreds more for classes next fall.

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UA students to pay more, but it could have been worse

The Arizona Board of Regents approved an additional tuition hike this morning that will force students to pay hundreds more for classes next year.

April 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Governor: State university system needs overhaul

Gov. Jan Brewer called for a dramatic overhaul of the state university system during a meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents in Tucson this morning.

April 30, 2009 12:00 am

Governor: State university system needs overhaul

Gov. Jan Brewer called for a dramatic overhaul of the state university system during a meeting of the Arizona Board of Regents in Tucson this morning.

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Mike Stoops gets big raise for big season

Mike Stoops gets big raise for big season

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a contract extension for University of Arizona head football coach Mike Stoops on Thursday that will pay him $1 million starting in July.

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Regents to weigh moves that could save $6 million

A series of mergers, reorganizations and program eliminations could save the UA up to $6 million over the next several years, according to a plan being considered by the Arizona Board of Regents this week.

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Fires: new climate threat?

Fires: new climate threat?

Massive wildfires that have become increasingly common in recent years are a flash point for climate change, which in turn will spark additional devastating fires, research released today indicates.

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Fires play pivotal role in climate change, UA researcher says

Scientists have underestimated the significant impact wildfires have on climate change, according to research led in part by a UA professor.

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UA students rap tuition plan

Giving UA students only a few months to come up with an extra $1,100 in tuition presents a huge financial obstacle that could force people to drop out, students said at a hearing Monday night.

April 21, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Give views on UA surcharge today

UA students and their parents will have a chance this evening to respond to a proposed surcharge that would tack another $1,100 onto tuition bills in the fall.

April 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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