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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 85 MEN’S BASKETBALL SPORTS - 6 TIMBERRR! WARTHEN’S OFFENSE IS THE KEY No. 1 Arizona cut down Stanford to size Wednesday night as it narrowly won, extending its winning streak to 21 Health care rollout at UA causes concern BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat SPORTS - 7 ANDY LOPEZ RETURNS TO THE DIAMOND SCIENCE - 10 PICK YOUR POISON: WEED OR BOOZE? MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE STANFORD’S ANTHONY BROWN (21) fights for the ball against Arizona’s Aaron Gordon (11) in the second half at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Arizona won, 60-57. offensive perspective, we weren’t nearly as good as we’ve been,” Miller added. “I credit Stanford. STANFORD, Calif. — No. They had a good game plan and 1-ranked Arizona (21-0, 8-0 Pacplayed excellent defense.” 12 Conference) escaped Stanford For the first time this year, the (13-7, 4-4) with a 60-57 victory opposing team pulled down more Wednesday night. rebounds than While the Wildcats Arizona. Stanford We know by now that we are going started off slow, digging grabbed two themselves into an to get everyone’s best shot. That’s more offensive immediate 7-point hole, rebounds than what happened tonight.” it didn’t take long for — Nick Johnson, the Wildcats and junior shooting guard them to snap out of it as, ultimately outonce again, the defense rebounded them helped charge the 38-36. comeback. “Stanford did a great job at “Good fortune always plays a “Our ability to defend at a very role in whether you win or lose. high level, to get defensive stop There were times where, from an STANFORD, 7 BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat “ OPINIONS - 4 OUR NEW SEX COLUMNIST CAMS IT UP FIND US ONLINE after defensive stop when [the opposing] team really needed to score — that’s what we’ve done from day one, and that’s really the reason if you ask why we won tonight,” head coach Sean Miller said. “ Questions have arisen among graduate students over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The Graduate and Professional Student Council hosted an information forum Wednesday evening in the Student Union Memorial Center with several administrators in an attempt to address concerns about the status of students’ health care coverage. The panel, which included Andrew Carnie, dean of the Graduate College, and Dr. Harry McDermott, executive director of Campus Health Service, fielded questions from a room full of graduate students about what effects the Affordable Care Act will have on UA-provided insurance, whether or not it will cover international students when they are out of country and more. The employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act requires any employers with more than 50 employees provide their full-time employees with health coverage. It will take effect in January 2015, and the UA is already working to comply with the law, according to Helena Rodrigues, director of Human Resources Strategy and Planning. “If you look like a full-time employee, as far as the federal government is concerned, you need to have the same benefits package as I have,” Rodrigues said. Much of the concern among graduate students surrounds whether or not they will still be considered part-time employees, according to Zachary Brooks, president of GPSC and a second languages acquisition graduate student. Current graduate students will have to be considered full-time employees if they work more than 30 hours a week, which has some major implications. “The thing that could be a problem for some graduate students is that if they got over to full-time status, they wouldn’t be students anymore and they ACA, 3 ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 80 53 PARTLY CLOUDY LOW Ariel, Argentina Belle, Norway Aurora, Kan. 95 / 69 22 / 19 44 / 19 QUOTE TO NOTE “ At my job, I see e-cigarettes more and more. I also have the joy of watching customers using the devices, leaving a cloud of shitty piña colada vapor in their wake.” OPINIONS — 4 English class mentors Swine flu high school students infects SCIENCE Arizona BY MARK ARMAO The Daily Wildcat Despite the warm weather and clear skies that have graced Tucson over the past few weeks, an invisible artifact of winter still lingers in the air: the flu. But this year, along with the more mundane strains of the virus, a growing number of patients in Arizona are being infected by a type of influenza known as H1N1. Commonly referred to as “swine flu,” the strain was the culprit of a pandemic that sent scores of people to hospitals across the globe in 2009. While most flu strains tend to hospitalize only the very young and the very old, H1N1 breaks the mold, sending even seemingly healthy young adults to urgent care. “H1N1 is no more or less contagious than the other types of influenza,” said Dr. Sean Elliott, medical director of infection prevention for the UA Health Network . “But this particular strain seems to infect and cause disease in [young adults], and that means college-age students.” There have been 15 UA student cases of influenza this month, 14 of which were type A, the same flu category that H1N1 falls under, said Director of Campus Health David Salafsky . Although it is likely that at least a few of the 14 type A cases are H1N1, no tests were conducted to confirm the exact number, he said. FLU, 10 BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat UA students are getting the opportunity to share their knowledge with the high school community. Wildcat Writers is a college outreach and access program that works to facilitate partnerships between high school teachers and UA professors. The program was founded nine years ago by a UA graduate student and a local high school teacher The program aims to create a more comfortable atmosphere for high school students who may soon be transitioning to college, and to show those students what to expect when REBECCA NOBLE/THE DAILY WILDCAT writing at a college level, according to Rachael Wendler, COOPER TEMPLE, a political science and economics freshman , and Naomi Lee, a Sunnyside High School senior, peer edit each other’s essays in the UA Main Library on Wildcat Writers coordinator. The program works as Tuesday. a mentorship between UA for outreach and college high schools. students and high school “We are working with writing and access for students students from local high who might not schools. Roughly otherwise have 350-500 UA and all the same It’s more about relationships, [rather] high school educational than only ideas. students and privileges as — Jessica Shumake, 16-28 teachers students in English department lecturer participate in other high the program schools locally.” each year, from Shumake has been primarily first generation local high schools such as college students and students participating in the program Desert View High School, from underrepresented for three years and has her Amphitheater High School, groups,” said Jessica Shumake, English 109H class collaborate Sunnyside High School and Kurt Fischer’s AP English department lecturer with Marana High School. The and member of the advisory Literature class at Sunnyside program collaborates with board for the program. High School. The high school high schools that may not have build personal “Sunnyside Unified School students access to the same educational District is part of that mission MENTOR, 2 materials as other local Tucson “ “


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