“Under the plan adopted by the trustees in December, tuition would jump to $10,368 for tuition and $25,303 with other costs by the 2015-16 academic year if the state allocation increased by at least a half percent each year.“With no state increase, the cost will go to $10,536 for in-state students and $25,590 when room and board are added in by 2015.“The tuition increases are being used to hire 275 new faculty, starting with 65 for this fall.”
“Power officials said the outages wouldn't be repaired for severaldays to a week, likening the damage to a serious hurricane.”
"On June 22, Shiflet was named in a three-count misdemeanor criminal complaint accusing him of causing the Sunflower Fire, which has destroyed 17,618 acres (and is now 80 percent contained). A Tonto National Forest spokesperson estimated that fire suppression efforts have so far cost $6 million.”
But it won’t last.
“These invasions — trivial and serious — got me to thinking about an earlier biological event that took place about 40,000 years ago in Australia. It was then that humans, an invasive species, first found their way to the island continent on a different kind of an alien ship. Within a few thousand years of human occupation, and completely independent of climate or other environmental changes, most species of large animals in Australia either went extinct or were decimated. Giant kangaroos, flightless birds and what looked like oversized wombats disappeared in a geological flash.”