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The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat


    This week in Wildcat history

    On August 7, 1975, the Arizona Summer Wildcat reported that the Old Main building was being revamped from the inside out. The floors were carpeted, modern light fixtures were installed and the high ceiling was dropped to a height of 10 feet. The outside, however, was to remain the same. “”It’s like open heart surgery,”” said John B. Trimble, then-director of the Physical Resources plant.

    On August 7, 1984, the Wildcat reported that the first standardized alphabet for the Yaqui Indian language had been developed for the Tucson Unified School District with the help of UA researchers and students. The 21-character alphabet was created to help Yaqui students in the district learn to write their language the same way. Because the language had been taught orally, the written form had many variations before.

    On August 6, 1985, the Wildcat reported that an “”X”” lot at North Mountain Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard had been converted from general student parking to parking for construction workers. Members of the Chi Omega sorority house across the street claimed the change in the lot caused them to “”fear for their safety,”” because they were then forced to walk to a farther lot.

    On August 6, 1991, the Wildcat reported that the Student Union Memorial Center was to become smoke-free to comply with the new smoking-ban bill that had been recently signed. At the time, no changes had been made throughout the rest of the university, but the entire school had to be in accordance with the law by Sept. 21, 1991.

    – compiled by Lance Madden

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