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    “Faculty Senate discusses bylaw changes, tech park”

    The Faculty Senate heard plans for the UA Science and Technology Park to be built on a 65-acre site on East 36th Street and South Kino Parkway at their meeting yesterday.

    “”We want to bring together research, business and education all in one place,”” said Bruce Wright, vice president of economic development, at yesterday’s Faculty Senate meeting. “”These parks are happening all across the country.””

    The park, which has no set construction date, will include buildings to house major biosciences companies and a technology high school that current local schools will share. It will provide jobs to the surrounding area, which is one of the most economically distressed sections of Tucson.

    “”The idea is to assist the university in taking technology from the lab to the marketplace,”” Wright said.

    At the meeting, Associated Students of the University of Arizona President Erin Hertzog said the early polling station at the UA was the highest trafficked station in Tucson and the gubernatorial debate held last month was the largest in Arizona and the only debate about education issues.

    The Faculty Senate also proposed changes to the faculty constitution and bylaws, which have been revised three times since 1992, to regulate the general faculty standing committees and the shared governance committees, according to senate notes.

    At the meeting, President Robert Shelton said he was thankful to members of the faculty who helped him to consolidate some of his thoughts into the body of his inauguration speech.

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