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A new normal as students, faculty start the semester

The fall semester begins with a surge in COVID-19 cases and some adjusting.

University of Arizona will require masks indoors

ASU, NAU also announce mask requirements amid rising number of COVID-19 cases statewide.

U.S. Education Secretary visits Tohono O'odham Community College

Secretary Cardona pitched President Biden's 'Build Back Better' agenda and listened to the needs of the community.

The vision of Sama Alshaibi.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Two American Muslim teens share the practice and meaning of Ramadan; and a mother and son talk about applying positive autism strategies during the pandemic.

Arizona Dreamers hopeful for change as new in-state bill lands in the House

A bill that would give all Arizona graduates access to in-state tuition passed the Arizona Senate earlier this month.

UA releases NCAA's Notice of Allegations

The violations include a lack of institutional control by the men’s basketball and swimming programs, including men's basketball coach Sean Miller

Senate Education Committee approves in-state tuition bill for Arizona Dreamers

The bill seeks roll back part of a controversial state law that curbs public funds access for noncitizens in Arizona.

UA acquires for-profit Ashford University, launches new online 'campus'

The new UA Global Campus will start off with over 35,000 students.

UA deal to purchase for-profit Ashford University approved by accreditor

The new entity, dubbed University of Arizona Global Campus, would be independent of the UA.

UA School of Journalism starting diversity scholarship

A fundraiser forum discussed how minority journalists covered 2020 social justice movements.

Eller faculty warned UA purchase of for-profit university would be ‘catastrophic’

A faculty review of Ashford's assets called the acquisition a "lemon."

Arizona universities preparing to reopen amid pandemic

The chair of the Board of Regents says all campuses are prepared to respond if new outbreaks happen.

PCC chancellor 'cautiously optimistic' as pandemic forces major pivot

A conversation with Chancellor Lee Lambert about how the college is faring and what the pandemic could mean for its future.

UA Pres. Robbins says economic impact of pandemic 'is dire'

The university anticipates a shortfall of at least $250 million, largely due to tuition losses.

UA president proposes furloughs, pay cuts for 16,000 employees

Robbins says he and senior vice presidents have already taken pay cuts.

Sonora asks medical students to join coronavirus fight

The mayor of Hermosillo, the state capital, is considering a 12-hour curfew in the city.

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