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Robbins' salary reflects neither peer schools nor competition, but it's a million-dollar example of how the rich get richer because the laws of economics do not apply at the top. Will he be worth it? Read more» 1

Arizona's universities just witnessed the biggest cuts of any public higher ed system in America, and a proposed $100 student fee to pay for athletic programs would mean Arizona and Arizona State would lead the nation in subsidizing college sports. Read more»

The UA's Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

Tucson should put a portable defibrillator in every home if we're going to freak out about $26,000 per year in university spending that can be questioned. Bureaucracy is to universities what analogies are to the SAT. Without the former, there isn't much use of the latter. So 26 grand for comfy travel seems a pittance compared to what could happen on any given day on a college campus. Read more»

Hart speaking to about 150 UA faculty and staff at the Student Union in February, 2012.

Once called a "polarizing" figure, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, who became embroiled in controversy this spring over her relationship with a for-profit college, will leave the job in May 2018 when her contract ends. Read more»

A 1970s publicity photo of Geraldo Rivera for his news magazine 'Good Night America.'

Sometime newsman and noted vault explorer Geraldo Rivera, a 1965 graduate of the University of Arizona, is kicking in a half-million dollars toward the construction of a Greek Heritage Park on campus, in honor of the school's fraternities and sororities. Read more»

The University of Arizona is setting up a center in Tucson "focused on fostering collaborative research" with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, officials said Thursday. Read more»

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

A gritty sky and rising temperatures didn't keep Tucsonans from turning out to celebrate the launch of the Sun Link streetcar, which made a series of ribbon-cutting whistle stops along its route before a morning event Downtown that inaugurated the line's first run carrying the general public. Read more» 2

The University of Arizona is launching a new program, the Defense and Security Research Institute, to help the school reach its target of doubling research funding to $1.2 billion over the next decade. The institute will work to bring in grants to fund defense and security-related research. Read more»

A 34-year veteran of the University of Arizona Police Department, Brian Seastone, has been chosen as chief, the UA announced Monday. Read more»

Although Arizona's largest academic medical network could see emergency room relief with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the law could also lead to hospital staff reductions and more stress on the state's primary care doctors. Read more»

UA President Ann Weaver Hart was the Friday Focus spotlight. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Sarah Garrecht Gassen, columnist and editorial writer at The Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Shearer, editor of The Green Valley News. Plus, the Weekend Watch with columnist Matt Russell. Read more»

Pima Community College has been placed on probation by a national accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC announced the move Wednesday morning, saying it "took this action because of concerns related to integrity, financial management, personnel policies and procedures, shared governance, Board oversight of the institution, and systemic and integrated planning." Read more» 1

Hart was named the UA's first woman president in February 2012.

The University of Arizona is seeking a 3 percent bump in tuition, plus an $80 increase in library fees, to make up for state budget cuts. In-state undergraduate tuition would be $10,391, more than double the rate in 2007. Read more» 2

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart addresses a groundbreaking ceremony for a $100 million outpatient cancer treatment clinic being built in partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center broke ground Thursday on a $100 million outpatient cancer treatment clinic in downtown Phoenix. Read more»

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