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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 92 Regents call for tuition reform SPORTS - 7 MEN’S HOOPS CRUSHES OREGON STATE BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Board of Regents called on the presidents of the state universities, including the UA, to adopt multi-year tuition plans at its meeting Thursday. The meeting at ASU brought forward proposed reforms to tuition and fees at the UA, ASU and NAU under the direction of the board of regents. The proposed reforms would not take effect until next year, said Eileen Klein, president of the board of regents. A multi-year tuition plan would require the UA to map out tuition rates for a window of time SPORTS - 7 WOMEN’S HOOPS BURNS NO. 11 SUN DEVILS Newly created minor is medieval so students and their families would know what they can expect to pay for a few years out. Other states, such as Mississippi, Illinois and New York, have similar tuition models, according to Klein. “The point is really to give that window of predictability over a timed horizon and have that baked into each university’s business plan,” Klein said. The proposal also calls on the state government to offer more predictable revenue for the universities. Under this proposal, the regents would still retain the ability to adjust those tuition rates given the possibility of circumstances changing with regards to the funding coming in from the state. Gov. Jan Brewer called for the board of regents to adopt a predictable and stable tuition model for in-state students in her State of the State address last month. Following the address, Brewer released her proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which offered the UA about 10 percent of its funding request. “We can’t achieve stable tuition, predictable tuition, affordable tuition without the support of the state,” Klein said. Mark Killian, vice chairman of the board of REGENTS, 3 GEM & JAM ROCKS BY MARISSA MEZZATESTA The Daily Wildcat LEAD SINGER OF THE SHINS HAS NEW ALBUM OUT OPINIONS - 4 COLUMNISTS WEIGH IN ON THE WAR ON WOMEN FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE MINOR, 3 Inside GO ARTS & LIFE - 12 A new minor being offered at the UA is taking students back in time. The thematic minor in Medieval Studies allows students to study the Middle Ages from a broad perspective, according to Fabian Alfie, head of the Department of French and Italian. The minor is housed by the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science. The Medieval Studies minor was approved in late December as an interdisciplinary minor. The Interdisciplinary Studies Program allows students to study and earn degree credit in multiple subjects, from literature to history, religion, philosophy, music and political science. Albrecht Classen, professor of German studies and chair of the University of Arizona Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Committee, said he was inspired by the minor in Hip-Hop Studies when he decided to create the new Medieval Studies minor in collaboration with Alfie. Alfie said he and Classen wanted to introduce a minor that would pull together coursework from different areas. The minor requires students to take at least 18 units, with nine of those units being upper division courses. “[The minor is] trying to give students a sense of a certain cultural period,” Classen said. Courses for this minor range from Periods in Chinese History: New Empire: 750-1350 AD, to courses such as Italian Literature in Translation: The Middle Ages and “The Divine Comedy” by Dante, just to name a few. “[This] allows [students] to combine — in a unique way — philosophy, religion, art history, literature and economics,” Classen said. “There is a lot of flexibility, yet with a concrete focus on a JAMMING AT THE GEM SHOW PAGE 12 ALEX GUYTON/ THE DAILY WILDCAT TREAVOR MOONTRIBE, electronic DJ and producer, lights up the decks at the inside stage of the Gem and Jam Festival. For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out Dachshunds off to the races at McKale Center DAILYWILDCAT.COM ON OUR WEBSITE BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat HI STORMY Tall, Iran Grande, Brazil Venti, Spain 76 47 LOW 61/38 97/70 46/35 QUOTE TO NOTE “ Why are white men like me considered experts in fields that we have no knowledge of? Why are we paraded out on the news to comment on issues that will not affect us?” OPINIONS — 4 TYLER BAKER/THE DAILY WILDCAT DACHSHUNDS and their owners gathered in McKale Center last night to compete in the finals of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals preliminary races. Dachshunds and their owners came to the UA from all over Tucson on Sunday to participate in the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals preliminary races. To enter a dog in the races, contestants signed up online at no cost and then showed up at the Frank Sancet Stadium, said Stacy Acke whose dogs Noodle and Lulu were racing for the first time. However, Acke’s dogs didn’t take home any titles. “They kind of just went out of the box and stood there,” Acke said. Acke said the dogs didn’t seem phased by their loss. “They were more excited to see all the other wiener dogs,” she said. Around 50 to 60 dachshunds were at the event, but not all were newcomers, according to Trevor Trout, host of the races. Nancy LaVigne is a seasoned wiener dog racer, and her dachshund Poppy won the Arizona competition in 2010. This year she entered another dog, Lana, who made it to the final race that was held during halftime in McKale Center at the Arizona versus Oregon State basketball game. Besides racing, Lavigne is involved with all things wiener dog-related. “There’s a big community of weiner dogs here, and we’re part of it,” Lavigne said. “We have a meetup group called the Tucson Desert Dachshund Meetup, and we meet at Reid Park. We do a lot of things for the community, like Pets of the Homeless, and we gather food and take it down to Casa Maria Soup Kitchen.” Lavigne said that the races are more for entertainment. “[Dachshunds] were actually bred to hunt badgers instead of race, so it’s just really fun,” Lavigne said. This year the winner was Zenaida Olyvar and her dog Princess Larrisa Marie. The pair was awarded $250 and a spot in the national championship held in San Diego. Like Lavigne, Olyvar also had past experience with wiener dog racing. “We had a champion wiener before,” Olyvar said. “His name was Ziggy Boy, WIENER DOG, 3


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