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    PASS: Scientific all-stars

    The most recent issue of the widely respected journal Science announced that, among others, seven UA faculty members were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. To be elected as a fellow, a scientist must be nominated by peers for his or her work in advancing science-both in theoretical and applied settings. These seven faculty members-Ian Pepper, Howard Ochman, Hans VanEtten, M. Bonner Denton, Hsinchun Chen, Aden Baker Meinel and George Timothy Bowden-are a huge asset to this campus. For their scientific achievements, we give the AAAS’s newest inductees a pass.

    INCOMPLETE PASS: An incomplete pass

    This football season has been the UA’s most successful of the past eight years. We had staggering upsets, including an overwhelming win over then No. 8 California, as well as impressive showings against Washington State and Brigham Young. Though the season started off rocky, our boys showed us they still have what it takes. But their stellar performance-up until this weekend’s depressing loss to ASU-had us hoping we’d see a bowl game. It’s not looking likely at this point. Sigh. But, until we see our team at a bowl-even if it’s next year-we’re withholding judgment; UA football receives an incomplete.

    PASS: Booming boulevard

    It’s not too long of a stroll down memory lane for upperclassmen and faculty to remember University Boulevard as a somewhat tragic-looking mishmash of shops, empty storefronts and dirt lots. But the street is coming back to life and doing great things for the UA. In the past few weeks, several new stores have opened, and the street now boasts, among other shops, about 25 restaurants with three more under construction. It may not be as lively as Tempe’s Mill Avenue, but our University Boulevard. has its own charm. For giving us a great hangout near campus, we give the Marshall Foundation and University Boulevard’s new merchants a pass.

    PASS: New buildings, new opportunities

    Today marks the opening of the new BIO5 and Medical Research buildings. It’s an exciting time for the UA and the rest of the state, as we continue to take big steps toward establishing ourselves as a biotechnology powerhouse. BIO5-a collaborative effort bringing together experts in agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science and engineering-sets an exciting new precedent for cooperation in the sciences and great hope for future solutions to many problems that plague our world. And the building looks dang cool. These new additions to the UA campus get a pass.

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