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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 Police look into ease of roof access BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 130 IN MEMORIAM Phi Gamma Delta fraternity hosts service in memory of member and UA student Michael Anderson, who died Friday SPORTS - 6 SECONDARY A PRIMARY CONCERN The Daily Wildcat This Friday will mark one week since the death of Michael Anderson, a pre-business freshman who died from injuries sustained after he fell from a ventilation structure onto the roof of Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. Anderson and his friend were climbing the tower-like structure on the roof of the residence hall when he fell, according to Sgt. Filbert Barrera, public information officer for the University of Arizona Police Department. However, it seems Anderson and his friend weren’t the first students to gain access to the roof of the residence hall. One student, a physiology freshman, said he has climbed up Colonia de la Paz before, for no reason other than to see if it was possible. “It was honestly something I did to prove that I could do it,” said the freshman, who requested to remain anonymous. “It was a completely sober action; I just wanted to know if I could.” Barrera said that he was unable to comment on how someone would gain access to the roof or if it was difficult, due to the ongoing investigation. “As far as how to get up there, I can’t really talk about that,” Barrera said. “I know that we have had cases in the past where I have caught people up there [on roofs] when I was in patrol, maybe about two years ago.” Barrera said that he believes gaining access to the roofs of campus buildings would require climbing SECURITY, 2 SPORTS - 7 CORDES SINKS COMPETITION ONCE AGAIN REBECCA NOBLE/THE DAILY WILDCAT FORMER PHI GAMMA DELTA member Michael Anderson’s memorial service is held on the rooftop of the FIJI house on Wednesday. Anderson died on Friday after injuries sustained from a fall at Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. BY KATYA MENDOZA The Daily Wildcat Students walked in silence down First Street toward the Phi Gamma Delta house on Wednesday night. FIJI fraternity brothers stood on the front steps of the house as people arrived. Guests huddled close to each other as they filed through the open front doors and shuffled into the courtyard. The FIJI brothers and their guests gathered to observe a memorial for Michael Anderson, 19, a pre-business freshman, who died last week. Anderson was a member of FIJI. His death, which has left many students in shock, happened early Friday morning after Anderson and a friend climbed onto the roof of Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. Anderson fell off of a 20foot tall, tower-like ventilation The Daily Wildcat A center serving student veterans at the UA has expanded to include a location across Speedway Boulevard focusing on student veterans studying health sciences. The Veterans Education and Transition Services Center will hold its grand opening today at 4 p.m. inside the Arizona Health Sciences Library, where the new center is now housed. The VETS Center’s main location is in the Student Union Memorial Center. The VETS Center expansion to the area of the health sciences colleges — the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health and the College of Nursing — came after requests from students and faculty who are veterans, according to Cody Nicholls, assistant dean of the VETS Center. “When any of our students end up in those AHSC colleges, they very seldom come back to this side of campus,” Nicholls said. The VETS Center aims to engage and work with student veterans during their time at the UA, Nicholls said. The center works with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Counseling and Psych Services to provide resources to student veterans. The AHSC location opened after Veterans Day, and the grand opening ceremony will serve to make sure student veterans on the other side of Speedway Boulevard are aware that the VETS Center is open there, according to Adam Ratesic, a first-year medical student. Ratesic enlisted in the Air Force after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and served for four-and-a-half years. As a UA student, he is now co-chair of MedVets, a club for VETERANS, 3 COHABITATION COULD CAUSE CLASHES MEMORIAL, 3 Student vets center opens BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY SCIENCE - 10 OPINIONS - 4 DYSTOPIAN LIT RELEVANT NO MATTER AGE FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE REBECCA NOBLE/THE DAILY WILDCAT BEN MCINTOSH, a physiology senior, studies at the Arizona Health Sciences Library’s new Veterans Education Transition Services Center on Wednesday. The grand opening is at 4 p.m. today. UA aims to High-intensity lasers fundraise the focus of UA study $1 billion SCIENCE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 95 65 BY MARK ARMAO The Daily Wildcat BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat UA researchers are experimenting with a new type of laser capable of firing highintensity bursts of light that could one day be used to divert lightning away from buildings. The powerful lasers created in the researchers’ lab have demonstrated the potential to be emitted over long distances while maintaining a focused beam, a development that could also impact the fields of radio communication and atmospheric chemistry. Maik Scheller is an assistant research professor in the UA’s College of Optical Sciences and the first author of the team’s study, recently published in Nature Photonics. He explained that, unlike the average laser pointer, which LASERS, 3 MARK ARMAO/THE DAILY WILDCAT MAIK SCHELLER, an assistant research professor in the College of Optical Sciences, adjusts instruments in his laboratory. Scheller is the first author of a recently published study that looks at a new type of laser that could one day be used to divert lightning away from buildings. The UA is launching the biggest fundraising campaign in its history on the UA Mall this Friday. The goal of the campaign is to raise $1 billion over the next eight years to support students, faculty, innovative programming and new facilities, according to James H. Moore, president of the UA Foundation. Gifts from donors will be managed by the UA Foundation and used to fund goals laid out in the UA’s “Never Settle” strategic plan, Moore said. “Never Settle” is the title of a strategic plan created by the UA to meet goals set by the Arizona Board of Regents. Some of these goals include increased retention rates, enrollment and research expenditures. “The strategic plan that is in place now allows our donor community to understand how they can invest in things they are passionate about,” Moore said, “but also how those very same passions fit into the university’s strategic framework.” FUNDRAISING, 2 PARTLY CLOUDY LOW Sunnyslope, Calif. Sunnyside, Fla. Sunny Side, Ga. 88 / 60 74 / 51 75 / 50 QUOTE TO NOTE “ We’re not obsessed with books like ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ because we’re forever 13 years old and uncool.” OPINIONS — 4


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