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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 SPORTS - 6 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 138 DEALING WITH GET A SNEAK PEAK AT 2014-15 ARIZONA HOOPS GRIEF The Dean of Students Office becomes ‘central hub’ in handling student deaths that occur on campus SPORTS - 6 1 UA ARCHERY CLUB AIMS FOR NATIONAL TITLE 2 The University of Arizona Police Department notifies the student’s next of kin before media and the public are alerted Residence Life identifies students affected by the death and notifies them in person ARTS & LIFE - 10 3 NARRATIVE OF SCI-FI FILM CAN’T HOLD UP 4 OPINIONS - 4 TOUGH TIMES FOR STAY-ATHOME MOMS 5 FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook The Dean of Students Office becomes the “central hub” for handling the student’s death Counseling and Psych Services meets with affected groups and students to provide assistance with handling grief The Dean of Students Office removes student records and works with Residence Life to move student’s belongings from residence hall room Once in-person notifications are completed, Residence Life will typically send out a campus community-wide When Michael Anderson, 19, fell to email notifying other residents of the his death on the roof of Colonia de la Paz death, he added, which the office did after Residence Hall in the early morning hours Anderson’s death. The Dean of Students of April 4 , news vans gathered around Office also notifies the head of the the site, UA community members took to department that the student was enrolled social media to react and the University of in, White said. Arizona Police Department launched its White said that while the UA hasn’t investigation. done so in the past, it will begin notifying Meanwhile, the UA responded to the faculty members as well. death of one of its students. The Dean of Students Office then works Reactions can vary greatly depending to remove the student’s records from the on the circumstances surrounding the UA, White added. student death, but the UA employs similar “We help the family to not have to worry protocol for each. about closing out the student’s records, A death on campus is the worst case withdrawing them from classes and scenario, according to Kendal Washington packing up the student’s items if they’re in White, assistant vice president for Student a residence hall,” White said. Affairs and dean of students. The Dean of Students who have died are withdrawn Students Office becomes the “central hub” from their classes through the Office of for handling the aftermath of a student’s the Registrar with a W on their transcript, death. White said. One of the first things the university The Dean of Students Office also does is notify those who may be identifies communities at the UA affected. For the most part, that have been affected by the UAPD handles notification student’s death and works of family and next of with them, White said. kin for an on-campus That could mean a Whenever death, according to Greek organization a student White. or a club the student passes away, it’s Anderson was belonged to, or their always sad for the residing in Colonia residence hall if they campus community. de la Paz at the time lived on campus. —Kendal Washington White, of his death, so the “We try to take asst. vice president for Dean of Students a holistic approach Student Affairs and dean Office coordinated to address all of students with Residence Life to communities that are respond to the needs of impacted by a student’s that residence hall community. death,” White said. Nick Sweeton, senior director for Counseling and Psych Services residential education for Residence Life, also provides resources to friends or said that typically when Residence Life communities affected by the student’s becomes aware of the death of a resident, death. members meet with the leaders of the CAPS employs about 20 counseling student’s residence hall to coordinate staff to help psychologists, social workers their response. and licensed mental health counselors, Residence Life tries to notify students according to Marian Binder, director of who may be most impacted by the death: CAPS. the student’s roommate, residents on the “The nature of the event dictates exactly same floor and any students identified what we put together,” Binder said. as close friends, Sweeton said. While CAPS goes out on campus to meet with Residence Life tries to notify these people groups that may have been affected. In in person, it is not always possible to be Anderson’s case, he was a member of Phi the first to give them the news. Gamma Delta fraternity and a resident of “Sometimes the way that news travels Colonia de la Paz. Binder said that CAPS is faster than we’re able to travel or we’re works closely with the Dean of Students able to find everybody we know who’s Office and Residence Life in responding been the most deeply impacted,” Sweeton DEATHS, 3 said. BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat “ “ Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 94 60 PARTLY CLOUDY LOW Itsa, Egypt Celebration, Australia Time, Mali 98 / 70 85 / 63 109 / 74 QUOTE TO NOTE “ Single mothers also tend to suffer the emotional and psychological toll of motherhood more deeply than married women.” OPINIONS —4 UA appoints new vice president for research BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat A new senior vice president for research was appointed last week as the UA works to double its research expenditures in the next decade. President Ann Weaver Hart announced the appointment of Kimberly Andrews Espy on April 15 in an email to students and faculty. Espy will assume the role of senior vice president for research beginning May 27. Espy, who visited campus in March during her bid for the senior vice president for research position, was one of three candidates selected by the Search Advisory Committee to fill the role. The other candidates in the nationwide search were Ingrid C. Burke, director of the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, and James W. Tracy, vice president for research at the University of Kentucky. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, Elizabeth Bowman Professor, chair of the department of immunobiology and chair of the Search Advisory Committee, said that all 11 members of the committee were directly appointed by Hart. The criteria for candidates was that they be leaders with the vision and capability to meet the priorities established by the “Never Settle” strategic plan, according to Nikolich- SPORTS Student athletes get boost in school BY MATT WALL The Daily Wildcat COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS KIMBERLY ANDREWS ESPY, senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Oregon, was appointed senior vice president for research at the UA last week by UA President Ann Weaver Hart. Žugich. The plan’s goal regarding research and development is to double research expenditures at UA in the next 10 years. Espy stood out because of her blend of experience, her ability to listen and her own understanding of the research process, NikolichŽugich said. He said he felt that Espy has an understanding of the federal regulations surrounding active research and how to keep the burden of those regulations off of university researchers. Espy currently holds the position of senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Oregon, a role she assumed in 2011. She is a trained clinical neuroscientist with a background in the study of the development of children ages 3-6. Espy, whose work was primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health, studied both normal and abnormal development in children’s ability to pay attention. Espy said that the position of senior vice president for research was appealing because the depth and breadth of the UA’s research is remarkable, and the university is well-known for many of its VICE PRESIDENT, 3 Founded in 1990 by former deputy director of athletics Kathleen “Rocky” LaRose, Commitment to an Athlete’s Total Success has provided Arizona student-athletes with a place for support in all areas of their life. “The whole purpose is to provide a holistic approach to our studentathletes,” said Wesley Maas, associate athletic director and director of CATS Academics. “We want to make sure that the students of the University of Arizona aren’t just coming here to play a sport, they are graduating from here with a degree in the field that they want to go into.” The program is modeled after the Think Tank and provides studentathletes with resources like six academic counselors, 60-70 tutors and three learning specialists, Maas said. There are student-athletes at many different levels, including independent learners and students who are more at risk for poor academic performance, he added. “The biggest thing that sets us apart in my experience is that we are student-centered,” Maas said. “The biggest thing we want to do is build CATS, 7


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