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Soccer notes

Wildcats close out spring matches with 'well-played' contests

Our round-up of local soccer features the last of the spring season matches for the University of Arizona and several former FC Tucson players in pro matches this weekend.... Read more»

UA asks for tuition increases to cover half of cuts in state funding

The UA is asking for a 4-10.9 percent tuition increase for all incoming undergrads, and a 2.75-5.8 percent increase for current students who did not sign up for a guaranteed tuition plan last fall.... Read more»1

Universities scrambling to balance budgets after deep state cuts

Facing a $99 million cut in state funding for the upcoming fiscal year, leaders of Arizona's public universities say they are looking for ways to make ends meet without robbing students of a quality education or subjecting them to steep tuition increases. ... Read more»

Arizona soccer

Down the Hill! Wildcats shut out Lumberjacks, 2 - 0

The Arizona women’s soccer defeated NAU by a score of 2-0 on Saturday. The match took place at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium and was Arizona’s final home match of the spring season. Both goals came from freshman Charlotte Brascia.... Read more»

Tucson seeks third NCAA bowl game for state of Arizona

If all goes well for the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission in the coming weeks, the state will add a third NCAA bowl game, played at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.... Read more»

Business experts weigh in on state budget

Although they’re concerned state budget cuts will have long-term implications on the economy and job market, experts also found some bright spots for the business community. ... Read more»

UA out to get more Native Americans into medicine

To address health care disparities between Native American communities and the rest of the country, the UA College of Medicine has received an Indian Health Service grant to promote medical careers to Native Americans.... Read more»

Wildcat soccer steps over UTEP 1-0

The University of Arizona women’s soccer team defeated UTEP 1-0 in their second match of the spring season Sunday. The lone goal of the match was scored by sophomore Paige Crouch.... Read more»

Thorns stick Wildcat soccer 6-0

Portland Thorns FC scored six unanswered goals against the University of Arizona Wildcats at Kino North Stadium on Saturday night.... Read more»

Snake oil? Experts say snakebite kits don't work, delay care

For those heading into rattlesnake territory, a snakebite kit – often featuring an illustration of a viper ready to strike – may seem to offer a measure of safety. But experts say they can do more harm than good. “If you’re snakebit and you’re relying on this to save your life, you’re wasting your time completely." ... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

World passing U.S. by in strength of FOI laws

Sunshine Week has helped foster government transparency in the United States during the past 10 years, but while we have focused inward at state and federal transparency the world has passed us by.... Read more»

Calling college cuts 'difficult,' Ducey wants to work with regents

The head of the Arizona Board of Regents has threatened to sue over cuts to state universities, but Gov. Doug Ducey says he's proud of the budget. Ducey says he wants to work with university leaders and regents on the future.... Read more»

'Migrahack' coding event to focus on immigration

Arizona Migrahack, to be held this weekend at the UA, is a free training session and “hackathon” for community members interested in using data to tell stories about immigration.... Read more»

Former Irish president to speak on climate change at UA

A former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, will give a speech on climate change and human rights at the University of Arizona on Thursday night. Robinson, a former United Nations envoy on the issue, will "discuss the importance of including the most vulnerable populations of the world in solutions to climate change."... Read more»

Dog bacteria might benefit human health

Fido’s licks and tummy rubs just might be good for your health. UA researchers are studying the biological connection between humans and dogs to find out how they influence each other.... Read more»

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