You're Invited to the UA's 125th Birthday Party
It was 1885, and Arizona not yet a state, when Tucson was given $25,000 to establish the University of Arizona. At the time, the gift seemed to some like a distant second prize after Phoenix was awarded a staggering $100,000 budget for an insane asylum. Little did anyone know the lasting impact the land-grant university would have in the state.
This year marks 125 years since the UA got its start. To honor the University's accomplishments since its humble beginnings, there will be a birthday bash on the UA Mall on Tuesday to kick off the yearlong "Silver & Sage Celebration," named for the school's original colors. read more »