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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat


    This week in Wildcat history

    On June 24, 1971, the Daily Wildcat reported that a new display had been set up in the Main Library to salute Richard Harvill, president of the UA from 1951-1971. The display, “”20 Years of Yesterdays, or Trimming the Wick of the Lamp in the Desert,”” contained photos and mementos of Harvill’s term of office. The Harvill building was constructed in 1980.

    On June 21, 1973, the Wildcat reported that Tucson would play host to the Amateur Fencers League of America’s National Championships. About 475 members, including 19 members of the U.S. Olympic team, competed in four categories at the Tucson Convention Center. The competition marked the largest national competition of its kind at the time.

    On June 16, 1973, the Wildcat reported in its Police Beat that a suicide attempt was prevented by UA police when an officer noticed a man preparing to hang himself. The man was standing on top of a garbage can under a tree on North Martin Avenue near the campus tennis courts, had tied one end of the rope to a tree branch and was tying the other around his neck when the officer approached, according to a police report. The 24-year-old told the officer if he had come five minutes later “”it would have been all over.””

    On June 22, 1993, the Wildcat reported that the Main Library, the Center for Creative Photography and the Music Library had spent $2.75 million on periodicals that year and that $700,000 was going to be cut from the budget. The loss of the periodicals, which included magazine articles, meant the start of an interlibrary computer network to access materials throughout the world.

    – compiled by Lance Madden

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