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    Campus Briefs

    It’s official:Neither Obama to speak at UA

    With the recent news that President Barack Obama will be speaking at Arizona State University’s commencement, the question has turned to who will address UA graduates.

    It won’t be first lady Michelle Obama.

    The Office of the First Lady announced, March 27, that Michelle Obama will serve as the commencement speaker at Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter, a high school in Washington D.C.

    She will also speak to the first full senior class to graduate from the University of California, Merced.

    UC Merced students attempted to convince Michelle Obama to speak at their graduation by writing letters to both the Office of the First Lady and to her family and friends, according to the press release.

    Run to help the hungry

    Are you are a starving college student who wants to help fight hunger in Tucson?

    There is less than one week remaining for people to register for the 2009 Run for Your Life 5K, to be held April 4.

    The event, which will start on the UA mall at 9 a.m., costs $20 and all profits will benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank.

    Those who attend will receive an event T-shirt as well as other giveaways throughout the day. To register, visit

    KUAT going digital early

    Public television station KUAT-TV is embracing the switch from analog television to digital, it just came slightly sooner than they expected.

    The station will stop broadcasting on channel 6 beginning April 1 at 12 a.m. more than two months before the June 12 national deadline of when stations are required by law to make the switch.

    “”Recent weather damage to our broadcast equipment on Mt. Bigelow has influenced our decision to make the switch early for KUAT Channel 6 in Tucson,”” Jack Gibson, Director and General Manager of Arizona Public Media said in a press release.

    Viewers in the Tucson area can turn to channel 27 where KUAS will continue to be available in analog until the June 12 deadline.

    “”We have been informing our viewers for more than a year that the transition was coming,”” Gibson said. “”It was our full intention to continue the KUAT analog signal until the June 12th national transition date, but the damaged equipment must be removed as soon as possible and sent for repairs.””

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