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UArizona withdraws frat’s recognition over hazing violations

Nov. 13, 2019 4:35 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has withdrawn recognition of a fraternity for violating the school’s anti-hazing policy. According to the university, Alpha Epsilon Pi had multiple violations of the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct. School officials say the violations...

Medical college in Phoenix to increase class size to 100

Nov. 13, 2019 12:28 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona's medical college in Phoenix is increasing its enrolling class size to 100 students, up from 80. The college says the increase will take effect in 2020 and that it's a result of increased state funding to help address Arizona's shortage of physicians. The college...

University of Arizona president to meet with Native students

Nov. 5, 2019 12:40 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the University of Arizona plans to meet with a group of students after invoking Native American stereotypes in remarks to their class. President Robert Robbins says he will give a "belated apology" Tuesday to members of Native SOAR, a university mentorship program. He...

Native students want U of Arizona head to apologize for quip

Nov. 4, 2019 5:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A group of University of Arizona students is demanding the school's president apologize for remarks he made using Native American stereotypes. Members of Native SOAR, a university mentoring program for Native American students, posted on social media Sunday that they want a...

University of Arizona switches from UA to UArizona for SEO

Oct. 29, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has announced it is changing its abbreviation from UA to UArizona in an effort to increase search engine optimization results for the college. The Tucson-based college in a statement Monday said the change would help distinguish the school from other national...

Universities eye sex assault prevention training for bars

Oct. 28, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Seven years ago, Arizona started a program through which bars could get employees trained to stop a potential sexual assault before it happens. Now, researchers at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University are planning to study whether the Arizona Safer Bars Alliance initiative...

Ex-University of Arizona student plans suit citing hazing

Oct. 23, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has placed a fraternity chapter under interim suspension for violating hazing policies after a former student claimed he suffered a chemical eye burn and blood infection. The student initially filed papers that he intended to sue the school in August before...

Revamped UA gem and mineral museum to occupy downtown Tucson

Oct. 20, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum will sparkle a bit brighter next year with a new name and big new space. From turquoise mined by indigenous people to rocks found on asteroids, the museum's treasure trove of artifacts will move to downtown Tucson by fall 2020, the...

University of Arizona approved to launch veterinary college

Oct. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has gained approval from a nationwide veterinary association to open its College of Veterinary Medicine north of Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the American Veterinary Medical Association council sent the university a letter of reasonable...

Campus police investigate Arizona university student's death

Oct. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — University of Arizona police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old student believed to have fallen from a residence hall walkway. The Pima County Medical Examiner's Office says Max Reis' cause of death was due to multiple blunt force injuries. The manner of death remains...