This Day in Wildcat History

  • On Aug. 4, 1977, the Arizona Summer Wildcat ran an Associated Press story saying that the CIA was going to try to “”locate and notify”” people who had secretly been given drugs or who had been the subject of other mind-altering experiments years before. CIA director Stansfield Turner said that he would not release the names of the institutions and researchers responsible for the testing.
  • On Aug. 2, 1988, the Wildcat reported that the UA Main Library expected to add new titles to its periodical section for the first time in almost three years. “”We’re holding our breath,”” said Sara C. Heitshu, assistant librarian for technical services.
  • On Aug. 5, 1980, the Wildcat reported that the UA Environmental Health and Safety Department was conducting a study to test the need for an expensive new ventilation system to decrease student exposure to toxic chemicals. Students working in the chemistry labs are usually not exposed to potentially toxic vapors for more than two or three hours at a time, said technical assistant Peter F. Dooley.
  • On Aug. 5, 1971, the Wildcat reported that the UA’s day-care center was in danger of being demolished and replaced with a parking lot. After purchasing the property on Cherry Avenue and First Street, the UA became concerned that the building was old and possibly in poor condition. The day-care center had been opened by ASUA in February to provide day care for students who are also parents.
  • – compiled by Justyn Dillingham