Monday, November 25, 2013 9:21 am
A stellar defensive effort and a record-breaking performance from Ka’Deem Carey helped Arizona upset fifth-ranked Oregon, 42-16, giving the Wildcats their first victory over a top-five opponent since a 2007 victory over the Ducks.
Friday, September 13, 2013 8:58 am
The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (3-3-1, 3-3-1 in conference) played extra minutes on Thursday that ended in a 2-2 tie against Phoenix College at the Rose Mofford Sports Complex in Phoenix.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:00 pm
The University of Arizona was named one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.
The UA was 78th on the worldwide list and 49th among American universities.
The UA was ranked high for publishing highly cited research in influential journals. The citation score for UA among the top 100 was 49, influence was 57 and publications was 60.
"The UA faculty is renowned for pushing back the boundaries of what we know about our world and beyond. Their record of publishing in the top journals and earning the citations of their peers puts the UA among the best research universities in the world," said Andrew C. Comrie, UA senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
CWUR claims its rankings are unique, based solely on quantitative data, including the number of faculty research publications, journal impact scores, number of citations, patents and quality parameters created by CWUR. Most of the focus is on research achievements. Faculty quality is measured by number of significant honors and awards won by full-time faculty, and educational quality was tied to the number of alumni who have won awards, medals and prizes relative to the current number of students.
This is the second year for the CWUR, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The methodology and full list of institutions are available at http://cwur.org.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:00 am
Steve Smith, currently a Senator in the Arizona State Legislature, District 23, is looking to take his political and business experience into the House of Representatives, District 11.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:00 am
For Splendido resident Irving Olson, work was just never that much fun. He’d rather have been indulging in his hobbies, which in the passing years have become increasingly diverse and admittedly odd.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:00 am
Ann-Eve Pederson, of the Arizona Education Network, recently was quoted as disputing the notion that there is no correlation between school funding and student achievement. Then Pederson is quoted as saying there is a minimum funding requirement and Arizona is below the minimum. Pederson did not say what that “minimum” is.This is the crux of the time-worn canard that Arizona is near the bottom in per pupil spending. Looking at per-pupil spending without accompanying qualitative data is a favorite ploy of the educational complex. So, let’s look at qualitative data in relationship to per-pupil expenditure
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 12:00 am
After losing a pair of games last week, the Canyon Del Oro High
School Dorados (8-5-2) don’t look like a team that’s on target for
a third-straight state soccer title.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:00 pm
Sen. State Sen. Al Melvin writes in his Sept. 30 column that
"declining enrollment, largely as a result of an outflow of illegal
aliens and their children, has impacted the per-pupil funding
formulas of some schools," which he cites as an explanation of why
support for public education in Arizona has decreased since he and
his allies started calling the shots in Phoenix.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:00 pm
I've got a great catch for businesses wanting to escape the
burdens of high taxes and big government. It's a place called
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:00 pm
So much inaccuracy, so few words to cover it all. The following
are some of the most blatant examples of poor and repetitious
reporting of things that just aren't so. Closer examination by a
biased and lazy mainstream media would correct the following.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:00 pm
I understand why Republican legislators want to claim our
schools are well-funded. There's nothing that puts a damper on
their desire to cut school funding like the nationally accepted
fact that we’re 49th in what we spend per student. If they succeed
in taking the ax to school funding again in next year's budget,
we'll replace Utah at the bottom of the heap.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:00 pm
On Saturday, March 7, I took the unusual step of holding six
town hall meetings throughout LD26. The meetings were unusual in
that state legislators rarely hold them, but I am very glad that I
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:00 pm
At his age, 64-year-old state Sen. Al Melvin (R-LD26) could only
“tell you the truth.”
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:00 am
There are not enough votes in the Arizona Legislature to
reinstate a statewide county education equalization property tax,
Republican District 26 Sen. Al Melvin asserted Friday.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 12:00 am
Have you ever read a newspaper column and wanted to give the
writer a piece of your mind? Then hoped the writer would respond to
your comments, and the two of you would go back and forth until
each of you had your say?
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 am
When it comes to balancing the state budget, most Democrats
agree with Republicans about one thing: tax hikes are off the
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:00 am
“Sorry, kids, but we can’t afford to give you a future.”
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 12:00 am
“We’re eating our seed corn.”
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:00 am
It looks like Governor Napolitano will be heading to D.C. in
January, taking her veto pen with her. Republicans are licking
their chops in anticipation, counting the days until their bills
find a more hospitable welcome on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:00 am
Boys from Catalina Foothills and girls from Ironwood Ridge
captured championships Saturday, when the state cross country meet
was held at Cave Creek Golf Course.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Letters to the editor in this week’s Explorer.
Thursday, May 1, 2008 11:00 pm
Bob Westerman, a Republican, is running for the Arizona State
Senate from District 27, likely facing a long-term Democratic
incumbent in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by
more than 2-1.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:00 pm
April 20, 2005 - In July 2001, Pat Gremmler stood among a group
of protesters and pickets at Arizona Portland Cement's corporate
office in Glendora, Calif., where she voiced her concerns about the
cement plant's emissions through a loud bullhorn.
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 11:00 pm
Republican Pete Hershberger, 53, hopes his loyalty to voters in
Dist. 26, comprised largely of the former Dist. 12, which his
parents served for so many years, will pay huge dividends against
fellow incumbent Carol Somers in the coming election.