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    UA clocks in semester with more than 25K students

    10:32 AM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas is beginning the fall semester with more than 25,000 students for the first time ever at the Fayetteville campus.

    Students at the state's flagship university began classes Monday and officials say there is more classroom space and less construction. Major building projects begun in 2011 have been completed.

    One change that returning students will notice is that they now have 15 minutes between classes. Administrators extended the time in acknowledgment that campus expansions create a need for more time for students to get to their next class.

    To accommodate the change, Tuesday and Thursday classes will be 75 minutes long, down from 80 minutes.

    The count of 25,000 students includes graduate and undergraduate students.

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