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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 79 STANDING TALL SPORTS - 6 BASEBALL’S CLOSER TRIES OUT STARTING Legislature considers veterinary program BY BRITTNY MEJIA The Daily Wildcat SPORTS - 6 UA HOSTS MEMORIAL FOR TRACK ATHLETE ARTS & LIFE - 10 UA FACULTY CREATES MUSIC ‘FANTASY’ STEVE NGUYEN/THE DAILY WILDCAT CHRIS GREEN, a theater sophomore at Pima Community College, walks on stilts around the UA Mall, promoting The Cadence apartments. Green, who has trained with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, stands 9-foot-5 and wears size 20 shoes. OPINIONS - 4 With the Arizona Legislature back in session, some in the UA community are hoping a proposed veterinary medical program will become a reality. Though the UA currently allows students to spend four years taking prerequisites required for a veterinary degree, students must transfer to another school to finish their degree. The proposed program would allow students to finish their degree at the UA. This will be the second legislative session the proposed program enters since it failed to be included in Gov. Jan Brewer’s 2013-14 budget request, according to Shane Burgess, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “We’ve worked around that hurdle, and now we’re back in the Legislature again,” Burgess said. “We absolutely believe that this plan is a very good thing for Arizona as a whole. We absolutely believe it’s an exceptionally good thing for Arizonans who want to become veterinarians … but we also understand that the Legislature has a bigger job to do.” Last fall, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a $4.2 million recommendation to develop the fouryear program. Burgess said there a curriculum and plan have been worked out for the program, and it is just awaiting funding from the governor and Legislature. State Rep. Ethan Orr is working to push the program through the Legislature. Orr said for the past several months, he has been working with rural members to educate them on the importance of the UA in their communities. “This is an affordable program that VETERINARIANS, 3 ASUA to attend Pac-12 summit GAY MARRIAGE BANS HOLDING AMERICA BACK BY JAZMINE FOSTER-HALL The Daily Wildcat ‘Like‘ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage DAILYWILDCAT.COM check out The Pac-12 Conference is going from competitive to collaborative. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona will be sending four student representatives to Salt Lake City this week to participate in the first annual Pac-12 student leadership conference. UA student government has typically not participated in conference student leadership summits, said Morgan Abraham, president of ASUA and an engineering management senior. “The fact that we weren’t going kind of upset me,” Abraham said. “A lot of our peer institutions are in the Pac-12, and they deal with the same exact problems.” These problems include dealing with administration, the state Legislature and a student body where West Coast and East Coast personalities clash, Abraham said. The conference provides a good opportunity for students to make connections and gain resources from those who have had similar experiences, said Chris Hargraves, assistant dean of students. The goal of the summit is to hear how other universities from the Pac-12 are running their student governments and to bring those ideas and techniques back to UA, Abraham said. The ASUA president, two vice presidents and treasurer will all attend the summit, which is being held by the student government of the University of Utah. This is the first year the University of Utah is holding the summit, Hargraves said, and it will provide an opportunity for Pac-12 student governments to see what future summits may entail. The conference was created as a way to increase communication and collaboration between schools in the Pac-12, said Sara Seastrand, vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah and a political science senior. “With all of the leaders of the PAC-12, 3 PHOTO COURTESY OF DAILY UTAH CHRONICLE THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH is hosting a conference for student leadership in Pac-12 schools starting this Thursday. ASUA is sending four representatives to Salt Lake City to participate. ON OUR WEBSITE HI 77 46 PARTLY CLOUDY LOW Sundance, Wyo. Film, Sweden Festival Park, NC 21 / -2 24 / 14 29 / 19 QUOTE TO NOTE “ Please notify me if you see Staff as he trudges joylessly from class to class for all eternity. I am Captain Ahab, and he is my white whale.” OPINIONS—4 Shrimp problem solved in big way a production decrease of more than half because of EMS, Fitzsimmons said. EMS occurs in very young larval shrimp, A team of UA researchers has developed affecting surrounding shrimp in their a kit that can test shrimp for a disease that hatcheries. The disease causes large amounts has been causing a global of shrimp to die off within a shrimp shortage. few days of being moved Farmers can China, Vietnam, Thailand into ponds where they are go ahead and and, most recently, Sonora, meant to grow into mature Mexico, have all been shrimp. take action to affected by the bacteria A kit developed by Don clean infected strand that causes the Lightner in the School of ponds. disease, which is known as Animal and Comparative — Kevin Fitzsimmons, early mortality syndrome, Biomedical Sciences and Director of CALS International Programs according to Kevin his team of researchers Fitzsimmons, researcher will allow shrimp hatchery and director of the College farmers to test their shrimp of Agriculture and Life Sciences International to determine if they carry the disease. Programs. “After we discovered the causative agent Thailand and Vietnam have experienced SHRIMP, 3 BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat “ “ Eller students win accounting competition BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat Four Eller College of Management students rang in the new year by winning the national PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting case competition, scoring $10,000. The team, composed of Drew Finsterwald, Spencer Shugrue, Derek Haboush and Ryan Mendoza, was selected to advance to the semifinals out of 11 other UA teams. The competition saw a total of 2,200 students in 500 teams from 43 universities participating. PwC holds the national case competition each year, according to Finsterwald, an accounting and management information systems senior. “They give you a different business plan of a certain industry. Like, this year it was biofuel, and you’re supposed to recommend whether they should go through with the ELLER, 3


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