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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 107 Festival takes over campus SPORTS - 10 SOFTBALL WINS THREE MORE BY MERCY RULE BY MEGHAN FERNANDEZ The Daily Wildcat Preparation is underway on the UA Mall for the Tucson Festival of Books’ sixth consecutive year. Chris Kopach, assistant vice president of Facilities Management at the UA, has overseen the planning for this festival. According to Kopach, planning for the next year’s festival begins one month after the conclusion of the prior festival. Setup for the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books began on Saturday, despite the rain. Kopach said there is a systematic way to set up the Mall for the festival. Setup starts from the east side of the Mall near Campbell Avenue and works its way down the length of the Mall. More than 300 exhibitors and 450 authors will be SPORTS - 9 PIRATES RAIN ON BASEBALL’S PARADE STEVE NGUYEN/THE DAILY WILDCAT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Sebastian Welch, Michael Thomas and Adam Welch, Arizona Party Rental employees, begin setting up a tent for the Tucson Festival of Books, which begins on March 15. present at this year’s book festival, Kopach said. Several buildings on campus will be used during the festival for authors and exhibitors. Every classroom in the Integrated Learning Center will be used, as well as classrooms in the Modern Languages building, the Education building, the Kuiper Space Sciences Building and the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, Kopach said. Several rooms in the Student Union Memorial Center will also be utilized. Kopach said the planning committee has had meetings since the beginning of the year to prepare for the festival, and that the preparation for this festival could not be done without the help PAC-12 CHAMPS ARTS & LIFE - 3 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS RECAP FESTIVAL, 2 Q&A ASUA hopefuls talk issues BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat With the polls opening for primary elections on Tuesday, the three candidates for president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona sat down with the Daily Wildcat to discuss their stances on issues and explain why they should be ASUA president. Following the primary elections, the field will be narrowed to two candidates. OPINIONS - 4 NEW LABELING ON FOOD MAKES HEALTH SIMPLER FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook GO INSIDE: Aaron Gordon rebounds Follow us on Twitter and the Wildcats cut down the nets Sports -10 Find us on Tumblr TYLER BAKER/THE DAILY WILDCAT THE ARIZONA men’s basketball team walks through the ZonaZoo section after winning the Pac-12 championship against Stanford in McKale Center on Sunday. The Wildcats completed their home schedule undefeated. ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 70 50 SUNNY of everyone involved. Between 1,500 and 2,000 volunteers will be helping to run the festival. “It’s truly a team effort to put something on this size … [with] everyone working together as one team,” Kopach said. Planning for the book festival included parking, risk management, accessibility and sustainability. Kopach said the planning committee is working with several entities on campus, such as Parking and Transportation Services, the University of Arizona Police Department and the Disability Resource Center. Some of Kopach’s specific goals for the setup of this year’s festival is to include more ramps for accessibility purposes, as LOW Orange, Calif. 69 / 51 Apples, Switzerland 39 / 31 Bananas, Brazil 73 / 62 QUOTE TO NOTE “ Operation Streamline is not working. It denies people basic rights promised by our laws while draining resources that could be better allocated elsewhere.” OPINIONS — 4 Daily Wildcat: What’s your stance on the 2.5 percent convenience fee added for Bursar’s payments? Taylor Ashton: What frustrates me the most is that the students weren’t consulted. These are the kinds of conversations that student voice needs to be in on. This is a prime example of why we need to be doing that. One of my big goals is developing those relationships … with the administration. Issac Ortega: I think there is a lot of confusion going around the fee. I think that people automatically assume that 2.5 percent fee increase is bad. The explanation [the Bursar’s Office] gave is very broad, and I don’t think it’s necessarily right to put this cost on students’ shoulder to pay this increasing cost. I think that if you’re charging students more, then you should have some tangible way to show for it. It doesn’t really hold the university operations accountable. ELECTIONS, 2 Students crush structures for building course places behind the plexiglass to watch as the mass applicator began crushing one group’s structure, or et’s play name the structural what Trumble calls a surrogate for concept!” architectural volume. After the 10-pound load One of the cables soon snapped, frame crafted of cables and welded and the whole structure crumpled. metal was settled into the hydraulic “They are destroyed when we’re press, awaiting thousands of pounds done,” said Katie Roch, a third-year of pressure, assistant architecture architecture professor Chris student. Trumble paused Building Technology in to give his class a Technology architecture is chance to analyze 5-Structures 2 not is not solely its parts. is a required One student the purview of course for the offered up tension architecture the engineers. as a major factor — Chris Trumble, major, which assistant professor of of the structure; is a five-year architecture another brought program. The up the triangular class’ goal is forms present. to cultivate Trumble then diagramed parts an understanding of structural of the structure, such as its threetheory and methods of analysis in hinged arch, and discussed how regards to architecture. The class they function to support weight and also incorporates a six-week-long where they might fail. laboratory project in which small “Look at it,” Trumble said. groups of students manufacture “Imagine how it’s going to three editions of a full-scale small deform. Why?” structure to withstand thousands of The students then took their pounds of pressure. BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat “L “ “ STEVE NGUYEN/THE DAILY WILDCAT CHRIS TRUMBLE asks the class if what structural concepts they can identify in the full scale structure designed by Ali Dowd, Emily Cole and Koami Fedy (not pictured). Their structure was able to support over 10,000 pounds of force. Trumble emphasized the importance of giving his students multiple attempts to craft a structure to hold up under the pressure. “If students are expected to learn, they must be given the opportunity to explore and experiment,” Trumble said. “They must also be given the opportunity to improve.” Each iteration of the project has the same process and concept, but the repetition allows students to identify the shortcomings in their early structures and create one that has resolved the issues. The three stages have different objectives and focus on encouraging students’ growth: The first iteration revolves around concept, the second deals with specificity and by the third iteration, the goal is for students to have built a structure that is efficient. According to Roch, a successful structure can withstand around 6,000 pounds per square inch, but he added that there’s no requirement for how much force the structures can handle. “It’s not like whoever does the most force is the best,” Roch said. “It’s just whether or not you were able to resolve the forces and your machine makes sense.” The class is driven by Trumble’s ARCHITECTURE, 2


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