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University funding bill advances

A bill that would change the way colleges are funded in Arizona is steadily making its way through the state Legislature.

"This is a revamp decades in the making and long past due," said Rep. Laura Knaperek, R-Tempe, who introduced the bill, in a written statement.

Students criticize honors college hiring process

Students in the Barrett Honors College have started to petition administrators because of gender equality concerns with the hiring process for two faculty positions.

The honors college decided to not renew the contracts of Pamela Stewart and Lenore Brady, who teach The Human Event, to hire faculty from the natural science and social science fields, according to honors college Dean Mark Jacobs.

Vigil for pope draws little attention

A candlelight vigil held Monday evening to mourn the deaths of Pope John Paul II and Terri Schiavo ended early because of a lack of participation, despite e-mails sent to more than 700 students on listserves.

The vigil was supposed to start at 6:30 p.m., but after waiting 15 minutes in the windy weather, the two students who showed up decided to go home.
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Collins states case for Middle Tenn. St. job

Middle Tennessee State President Sidney McPhee has put three athletic director candidates and ASU Senior Associate AD Tom Collins on ice until after the Final Four.

Mark Owens, Middle Tennessee State's media relations director, told The State Press on Monday that no offers have been made to the finalists who interviewed for the job last week.
BASEBALL

Murphy finds right mix in lineup

It took a little more than two months, but ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy has finally settled on a lineup.

Before sweeping Wright State over the weekend, Murphy had been shuffling players in and out of games faster than a CD player changes discs.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

An art of their own


ON THE COVER
A skateboarder rolls down University Drive and quickly slaps a light pole with a custom-designed sticker, leaving behind a symbol of himself, his crew and his passion.

Down the street, students walk past an electrical box showcasing the names of graffiti artists who left their mark, if only for a few days.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

This and That: Making a buck

Danielle Rainwater is standing above an inflatable slide more than 20 feet off the ground. Artificial wind from a giant fan blows in her face and hair. After one last deep breath, she takes the leap.

But this isn't Rainwater's extreme sport fantasy. Today, it's her job. Like many college students, Rainwater -- an incoming English linguistics freshman -- knows what it's like to be short on cash and would do almost anything for money.
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