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    This Week in Wildcat History

    On June 12, 1967, in its first summer edition of the year, the Wildcat mourned the death of J.F. “”Pop”” McKale. He had died 11 days earlier at age 79. McKale, for whom McKale Center is named, joined the UA faculty in 1914 and served as the athletic director until he retired in 1957. He was a coach for numerous Wildcat athletic teams during his tenure.

    On June 14, 1973, the Wildcat reported that graduate teaching assistants had demanded a cost-of-living increase in their salaries, which hadn’t been raised in five years. “”Among the requests were a salary increase of at least 25 percent, inclusion in the benefits received by state employees, a deferred payment plan for tuition and fees and distribution of excess money resulting from a reduction in the number of TAs.””

    On June 14, 1984, the Wildcat reported that the UA had started a six-and-a-half week summer orientation program for minority and economically disadvantaged high school graduates who planned on enrolling at a four-year college or university. The New Start Program gave incoming freshmen the opportunity to take six credits of English, math or political science during the summer.

    On June 14, 1995, the Wildcat featured a story about UA doctoral student Len Milich, who was kidnapped on a research trip in Africa. Milich “”was rousted from his sleep by Tuareg rebels. Within minutes, he was bound, gagged and had become a hostage on a terrifying journey through the heart of west Africa.””

    – compiled by Lance Madden

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