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The beat goes on: Drumlines reinvent themselves as important pieces in the sports world

Since the Notre Dame marching band’s first on-field performance in 1887, music and sports have long been intertwined - and more than 134 years later, drumlines have surfaced as one of the most popular ways for the arts to infiltrate the athletic world.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Pride of Arizona: Claiming the James Webb Space Telescope as Tucson's own

The Webb telescope is technically a global collaboration. For bar bets and bragging rights, this puppy is ours. Just stamp Wilbur Wildcat's face on the Webb sunshield and be done with it.... Read more»

University of Arizona’s rainforest in the desert is a testing ground for understanding methane

A University of Arizona project in the Biosphere 2 rainforest designed to determine how much methane is emitted by seasonally flooded areas of the Amazon hopes to be a starting point to better understand methane emissions across the globe.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats

Soccer Cats score 6 in final tune-up of spring

The Wildcats came out on top in an unusual eight-goal contest on Friday night. There were so many things that seemed to go wrong with Arizona’s soccer match against the Arizona Western Matadors. Let’s make a list.... Read more»

Soccer notes

3 games in 5 days for local soccer fans

The Arizona Wildcats will play Arizona Western for the second time in six weeks while FC Tucson faces Madison and Cal United.... Read more»

Valley fever research gets first major Arizona funding boost in 15 years

Researchers from Arizona’s three state universities will get $3.1 million to pinpoint hotspots and infection patterns for Valley fever, providing new tools to combat the fungal disease that sickens more people in Arizona than in any other state.... Read more»

City of Tucson taps UA grad to lead Transportation Department

UA grad Samuel Credio was picked serve as the director of Tucson's Department of Transportation and Mobility following a national selection process.... Read more»

Ducey ends Arizona's COVID-19 state of emergency, 2 years after pandemic began

Gov. Doug Ducey ended Arizona's declaration of a public health emergency on Wednesday, dialing back the measure he instituted more than two years ago in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»

Former University of Arizona athletes criticize NCAA over transgender swimmer

A group of former swimmers and divers from the University of Arizona wrote to the NCAA last week urging it to “protect our women athletes,” after a transgender woman won a national swimming title, the latest salvo in a national debate over transgender athletes.... Read more»

Photos: In Tucson, a rally for peace in Ukraine

As a storm threatened to bring hail and rain, several dozen people packed themselves into one of Old Main's rooms on the University of Arizona campus on Tuesday to press for peace, and support those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.... Read more»

Tucson City Council will return to in-person meetings as COVID recedes

The Tucson City Council will return to in-person meetings on April 5 as the number of new local COVID cases drops. Pima County, TUSD and the UA are also rolling back COVID policies such as mask mandates. ... Read more»

COVID face-coverings will go from required to recommended at Pima College campuses

Pima Community College officials said Wednesday they will lift the mandate for face-coverings on campus as students return from spring break on March 28. COVID masks will be recommended, but not required. ... Read more»

Biden names UA's Gabe Martinez to presidential Intellectual Disabilities Committee

President Joe Biden named the University of Arizona's Gabe Martinez as one of 21 members of the Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Martinez works with the UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities. ... Read more»

UA likely to roll back COVID mask mandate next week

The University of Arizona will likely rescind its COVID-19 mask mandate, but the shift hinges on a continued decline in new cases on campus as students and staff return from spring break.... Read more»

Tucson to end COVID mask mandate, return soon to in-person City Council meetings

Tucson city leaders are planning to end the COVID mask mandate for city buildings on March 14 and take steps to bring back in-person meetings. The discussion of easing COVID mitigation policies follows moves made by Pima County a few days earlier. ... Read more»

First lady Jill Biden, Mayor Regina Romero celebrate Int'l Women's Day in Tucson

First lady Jill Biden and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero marked International Women's Day during a backyard celebration at Romero's home Tuesday, as Biden tours Arizona and Nevada to push the "cancer moonshot" and stalled Build Back Better bill. ... Read more»

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