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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 94 UA gets pretty penny BY MADISON BRODSKY The Daily Wildcat Retired UA professor James Wyant announced last week that he will be giving a $10 million gift to the UA . Wyant, who also held the position of dean in the College of Optical Sciences, said he gave the grant to help fund graduate students within the college. “Most universities’ strongest allegiance is with their undergraduate students,” said Thomas Koch, professor and dean of the College of Optical Sciences, “but for the past 40-something years here at the College of Optical Sciences, we didn’t even have an undergraduate program.” Wyant said he has considered making such a grant for the past few years but needed time to think through the minor details. MEN’S BASKETBALL Wildcats prepare for wet Valentine He hopes that this huge donation will encourage and attract the best and most talented graduate students possible. Wyant added he earned the money through his work with a company he started. “I just started a company for a couple of years in the early ’80s, and we created the perfect measurements for a hard disk drive and sold thousands of them for [$100,000] to $200,000 apiece,” Wyant said. Wyant has pledged donate $4 for every $1 donated to the program. Kaye Rowan, director of development in the College of Optical Sciences, said that this grant should entice new students to the program. “[This grant] completely turns a new page because it is an GIFT, 3 SPORTS - 6 WOMEN’S HOOPS USES WACKY PROMOTIONS ARTS & LIFE - 10 CARLOS HERRERA /THE DAILY WILDCAT JAMES C. WYANT, professor emeritus of optical sciences, gave a $10 million gift to the College of Optical Sciences for graduate student scholarships. The gift was in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary and is the largest gift for scholarships in UA history. STARS FROM ‘SUITS’ VISIT UA CAMPUS TOYING AROUND Feminists Organized to Resist, Create, and Empower brings sex toys to student union to teach students safe use FIND US ONLINE ‘Like‘ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr BY LUKE DELLA The Daily Wildcat During Arizona’s game at ASU on Friday, the Sun Devil basketball team won’t be the only challenge facing the Wildcats at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. The ASU fans and student section are expected to fill the arena with distracting noises and comments. “It’s obviously our biggest rival, so it’s a ‘bigger game,’ in a sense, to all the fans,” junior guard Nick Johnson said. The Territorial Cup basketball game comes just six days after Oregon assistant coach Brian Fish and athletic trainer Clay Jamieson reported being spit on by an ASU student. Sun Devil fans also had verbal confrontations with Duck players during the game. “When you go on the road, you really only have each other,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. Miller puts the responsibility of keeping the team focused in hostile environments into the hands of the upperclassmen who have grown into the Arizona basketball program. In his Tuesday afternoon press conference, he singled out Johnson as one of the Wildcats who embodies what Miller calls the “All In” slogan. “With ‘All In,’ there’s a code of ethics and responsibility that you have in place to be a member of our basketball program,” Miller said. He added that the basketball program’s culture promotes personal growth and learning from mistakes. Miller didn’t appear too concerned MEN’S BASKETBALL 7 ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI SAVANNAH DOUGLAS/THE DAILY WILDCAT INTERNS AT THE Women’s Resource Center show off sex toys that were discussed during Tuesday’s question and answer session “Censored Series: Sex Toys.” Marisa Calegari (left), Mathew Bugaert (center), Claire Larkin (right) and Brianne Grossenburg (bottom center) helped to make students who attended comfortable as they were shown a large variety of toys and educated on how to use them safely. BY GALINA SWORDS The Daily Wildcat The traditional taboos regarding the topic of sex toys weren’t an issue at the Women’s Resource Center on Tuesday night. As part of the Censored Series, which was established by Feminists Organized to Resist, Create, and Empower, everything from dildos to mini vibrators were discussed at an open question and answer session with UA students, FORCE interns and community experts. Censored Series: Sex Toys was one of three events in the series this semester. Caroline Gray, student director of FORCE, said the idea for the event was to create a safe place where students could discuss sex. “This is our way to extend an educational outreach to the community and the campus,” Gray said. “To have a place where people can come and speak openly about things like this that aren’t necessarily discussed in the mainstream media.” Gray said that the Censored Series was started last semester to help the UA provide a place for people to ask questions and receive reliable answers. “We want to make it so that everybody feels welcome here,” Gray said. “That’s what we [WRC] are really about, creating a safe space where anybody and everybody is welcome to talk about things our society 76 48 STORMY LOW Shirley, Ark. 39 / 24 Temple, Texas 52 / 31 Memorial, Portugal 57 / 53 QUOTE TO NOTE “ But while big data may seem like the next Big Brother catastrophe, it’s little more than the evolution of our consumer society.” OPINIONS — 4 SEX TOYS, 3 Tucson shooting commemorated BY JORDAN FOWLER The Daily Wildcat COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CENTER SPRING 2014 HOUSING GUIDE The UA chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society is planning special events this week in celebration of the fourth annual National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. The first Solidarity Day was in 2011 to commemorate the shooting that took place in that Tucson wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and several others. The national commemoration was inspired by Dr. Randall Friese, a UA associate professor of surgery and one of the first physicians to care for Giffords after she was shot. Friese said the compassion shown by doctors toward their patients struck a chord with the nation. “It was very humbling,” Friese said. “All I was doing was being a complete physician.” The week’s events began on Monday, and cups were passed around with information about Solidarity Day. They SOLIDARITY, 3 GET YOUR COPY INSIDE TODAY’S DAILY WILDCAT


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