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ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Supercomputer arrives at UA - 2 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Weekly Food Festival on Fourth Avenue - 16 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 152 Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 UA trio get creative contract extensions - 11 Stalking for friends on Roomsurf - 8 $136 mil building project gets OK BY Nicholas Peppe Arizona Summer Wildcat The UA and the City of Phoenix have been given the green light to begin construction on a 10-story, $136 million research building that will be the newest addition to the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The Arizona Board of Regents approved plans for the production of the massive 245,000-square-foot Biosciences Partnership Building on Thursday and construction could begin as early as September, school officials said. “In this building, partnerships will be forged in which our scholars and researchers will be looking for the answers to some pretty daunting questions,” President Ann Weaver Hart said in a video with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. The newest building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus will be located directly north of the Health Sciences Education Building near Seventh Street and Fillmore Street in downtown Phoenix, according to a press release by the UA College of Medicine — Phoenix last week. The building site, which was home to a forgotten high school in the heart of Phoenix is now something valuable, Stanton said. “When Phoenix made its initial investment in the downtown Biomedical Campus just over a decade ago we believed that it would pay dividends for years to come,” Stanton said. “We have seen that investment pay off.” According to a press release, the new Biosciences Partnership Building will provide research, 3 Courtesy of ua College of Medicine - Phoenix The UA is partnering with the City of Phoenix to build a 10-story building that will allow scientists to research questions about health care. The construction is expected to be complete by late 2016 and will create roughly 500 construction jobs and 400 permanent jobs. UA updates withdrawal, testing policies in the fall Regents make little changes to student fees BY Meghan Fernandez Arizona Summer Wildcat BY hannah plotkin Arizona Summer Wildcat The UA is changing three policies effective this fall regarding special examinations and withdrawing from courses. Students who want to take the College Level Examination Program, an exam used to receive credit for a course without taking the course, no longer need to have fewer than 55 units of credit at the UA under the CLEP policy revision. Before this policy change, students who wanted to take the CLEP exam were often unable to receive credit rebecca MArie Sasnett/ARizona Summer Wildcat because they had already exceeded the Morgan Meyer, a communication junior, recieves paperwork for her math test from Brittany 55-unit limit, said Roxie Catts, director Brown, a microbiology senior and receptionist, before heading into an exam room in University policy, 4 Information Technology Services on Friday. Under revised policies beginning in the fall, students who want to take the College Level Examination Program are no longer restricted by credit limits. The Arizona Board of Regents held its monthly meeting at Northern Arizona University on Thursday and Friday to discuss financial issues facing the state universities. Eileen Klein, president of the board, spoke about the current challenges, one of which is a lack of state funding. “Our entities are not as publicly financed or funded as they used to be, but we operate very much in the public interest irrespective of funding sources,” Klein said. Klein said that all three universities have developed strategic plans that align with the board’s 2020 goals. She said that the strategic plans allow the public to see how the universities help meet the needs of the state of Arizona, therefore helping them earn public trust. The strategic plans are not the only way the board is attempting to increase transparency in funding. Klein said that the UA will change the current online billing statements so that students can see a detailed ABOR, 3


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