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Rival Arizona State Pulls Prank On University Of Arizona

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with news of a historic prank. Students at the University of Arizona were startled by petitioners on campus. They collected signatures for Proposition 200, declaring the university was built on stolen land and should be returned to Mexico. The student newspaper was fooled by the petitioners - actually pranksters from rival Arizona State. For the record, one school is on land bought from Mexico and the other on land conquered from Mexico in the 1800s. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Corrected: November 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST
A previous version of this story mistakenly reported that both schools are on land taken from Mexico in the 1840s. In fact, the University of Arizona is on land that was purchased from Mexico.