Writing Samples

Long-form reporting & writing

Shooter calm during cross-town spree

In The Dark (page 31)


Religion Reporting

Muslim basketball player at UA covers up in games

Dealing with the ‘December Dilemma’

Latin Patriarch and Middle East peace process

‘Repair the World’ Jewish Federation Practices Tikun Olam (pg. 113)


Blogging: Catholic Church

Pope Francis’ challenge to the clergy

Responses to bin Laden’s death

Thoughts on Communion Denial

Quran burning, un-Christian hate and un-Islamic violence

Mini-bulletin board for God


Newspaper Columns

What teachers REALLY do all summer

Migrants: The next generation

Bishop lacked politicos gene

A grinding halt to dirty dancing


Feature Writing

Chess Play

Tucson teens perform hard work in Big Easy

Local touches for Congresswoman’s vows

UA dean helps rescue India sex workers


Higher Education Reporting

UA changes will affect women, minorities disproportionately

Helicopter parents now common at universities

Proposed stimulus could greatly aid UA, community colleges

New grads face tighter job market


Investigation: Basketball Coach Lute Olson

Is Olson getting special treatment?

Olson out on medical leave

Olson: AD told him to be mum about leave

Olson announces retirement; denial by UA president

Olson gets neither big payout or big penalty


Personality profiles

Drew Donnellan: A look at a former elite high school athlete, paralyzed from the chest down in 2006 gymnastics practice session, and his adjustment to life in college.

John Pepper: University of Arizona ecology and evolutionary biology professor John Pepper does ground-breaking research with cancer cell computer modeling even though nearly one-quarter of his brain tissue died when a blood clot shook itself loose in 2002.

Sheila Tobias: A non-mathematician, non-scientist, Sheila Tobias spent her career raising awareness that math and science are no more attached to the Y chromosome than baking is attached to the X chromosome.

Robert Shelton: The president of the University of Arizona reflects on his sophomore year at a land-grant university that saw a murder in one of the dorms and a media circus surrounding the questionable leave of absence of his Hall-of-Fame basketball coach. Sidebar Q &A


Sustained coverage: Closure of Tucson Citizen

Bid deadline passes; paper likely to close March 21

Citizen to stay open ‘day-to-day’

Citizen to publish at least through May 9

Gannett invites potential buyers to visit Citizen

Gannett rejected offer to buy Citizen, CA publisher says

Federal judge may weigh in on closure of Citizen

Where are they now? Citizen employees a year after the closure


Breaking News

Federal Charges in Giffords Shooting Cite Assassination Plan (contributing reporter; tagline)

Regents reverse themselves overnight on tuition hike

Head of UA’s Bio5 Institute quits

Car, driver among perks for new UA VP

Sixth St. landowner settles with UA