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    Pass/Fail: See if these ideas make the grade


    Unless you’re a part of it, you might not be aware that the UA’s Hydrology and Water Sciences Department has been ranked as the nation’s No. 1 water sciences and engineering program since 1995. You also might not know that one of the department’s professors, Jim Shuttleworth, was recently notified that he will be this year’s recipient of the International Hydrology Prize. The award, considered to be the hydrology community’s analog to the Nobel Prize, has only been won by five Americans since its inception 25 years ago. For bringing prestige to the university and shining the spotlight on his already outstanding department, Shuttleworth earns a pass.

    Help Wanted

    The abundance of snappily dressed, resume-toting seniors on campus Tuesday and Wednesday testified to the necessity of UA Spring Career Days. Soon-to-graduate Wildcats had the chance to peruse potential employers, meet with recruiters and drop off resumes at the Career Services-sponsored event. Not only was the career fair the best place to grab corporate kitsch, like logo-emblazoned ballpoint pens and baseballs, but it also provided students with some great networking opportunities. For bringing the jobs to students through a well-organized and important event, UA Career Services and Spring Career Days get a pass.

    I saw the sign

    The elections for offices in the Associated Students of the University of Arizona occurred last month, but taking a look at the posters on display around campus might make you think otherwise. The colorful fliers advertising the merits of each candidate that blanket the bulletin boards of buildings all over campus should have come down long ago. Yet they remain tacked up, sparking not a desire to vote or interest in the relative merits of each candidate but annoyance. The fact that candidates have not removed their posters is not a violation of campaign code, but this doesn’t make the posters’ continued presence any less unsightly or obnoxious. It’s time for them to go. For overstaying their welcome, ASUA campaign posters still on display get a fail.

    Edible activism

    As many as 70,000 Pima County children do not have access to proper nutrition, but the UA campus community is working hard to make sure these numbers come down. The UA4Food drive is slated to either meet or exceed its $10,000 goal in donations for the Tucson Community Food Bank by its end on April 28. The organizers have tapped in to the power of strength in numbers and are working hard to incorporate diverse groups on campus, from Greek Life to faculty, in the drive. For major efforts to address an important issue, the UA4Food drive gets a pass.

    Opinions Board

    Opinions are determined by the Wildcat opinions board and written by one of its members. They are Nina Conrad, Lori Foley, Caitlin Hall, Michael Huston, Ryan Johnson and Aaron Mackey.

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