The Legislature last year made any form of smoking tobacco illegal on campuses of state-supported institutions of higher education, and the legislation went into effect August 1. The law allows campus security officials to cite people caught smoking on campuses, whether they are students, faculty, staff or visitors otherwise unaffiliated with the university.
Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Obesity is a major issue that is on the rise among college students. Studies have shown that obesity in college students across the nation has almost tripled in the last 15 years, according to The Journal of College Health.
The band is part of a rich history at the UA. The first mention of a band came in the second report by the board of trustees in the spring of 1874, one year before classes convened in Old Main.
The university recently installed 48 solar panels on the roof of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. These panels will provide more than half of the energy needed to heat the HPER swimming pool.