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Shelton in a 2011 UA photo.

Robert Shelton, a former UA president, resigned from the Fiesta Bowl and will return to Tucson to run the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The bowl announced the move in a press release Tuesday morning. Read more»


The sole candidate to be the next UA president, Ann Weaver Hart, will speak at a public forum Monday afternoon, in the main public event of a two-day visit to the campus. Read more»


The Arizona Board of Regents has selected Ann Weaver Hart, the president of Temple University, to lead the University of Arizona. Hart will replace Eugene Sander, who filled in as the UA's head after Robert Shelton stepped down a year ago. Read more»

The University of Arizona's Old Main building.

The Arizona Board of Regents Presidential Search Committee will hold forums for members of the University of Arizona community to share ideas about qualities the next president should have. Read more»


Meredith Hay, the University of Arizona's sometimes controversial provost, has been bumped - some might say upstairs - to a position with the Board of Regents. Read more» 2

After five years, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton will step down to become the head of the Fiesta Bowl, he announced Monday. Read more»

A woman watches others at the UMC shooting memorial Friday.

It is striking that politicians and pundits have avoided discussing the relationship between the shooting and our sense of community—or, more accurately, between the shooting and our absence of community. By separating the rampage from its cultural context, we allow ourselves to dodge hard questions. Read more» 4

The President, First Lady & White House staff observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Giffords shooting on Monday.

President Barack Obama will speak Wednesday at a memorial event in remembrance of the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting, and in support of the victims’ families and friends. Here are the details on attending. Read more» 2

UA President Robert Shelton

University of Arizona President Robert Shelton said in a memo Thursday that Arizona's new illegal immigration law "sends all the wrong messages about our state." Read more» 1

University of Arizona President Robert Shelton

Honor students are staying away from the University of Arizona in the wake of the state's new immigration law, according to a memo from President Robert Shelton. Read more»

New federal legislation that cuts “middle-man” private banks out of financial aid will save the federal government a projected $68 billion – much of which will be directed to shore up Pell grants for students. Read more»

University of Arizona president Robert Shelton issued a memo Wednesday ordering furloughs for employees making more than $40,000. Read more»

Whole lotta zeros - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood signs a ceremonial check awarding $63 million to Tucson's streetcar project.

Tucson's modern streetcar project was awarded $63 million by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Thursday. The federal grant is a slice of a $1.5 billion federal transportation program. Read more»