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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 SPORTS - 9 SOFTBALL FACES TOP-RANKED OREGON SPORTS - 9 WILDCATS WAIT FOR NFL DRAFT VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 149 Never Settle has challenges ahead BY STEPHANIE CASANOVA The Daily Wildcat UA administrators will face some challenges as they move forward with the university’s academic strategic plan. The goals outlined in Never Settle include student engagement through real-world experiential learning; innovation by expanding research and creating new ideas; partnership between the university and businesses, community and governments; and synergy between colleges and departments within the university. These priorities are meant to help the university reach the Arizona Board of Regents’ 2020 goals, which include increasing research expenditures, retaining more freshmen and increasing the number of degrees produced. UA President Ann Weaver Hart presented Never Settle to the board of regents in November 2013. Alongside the strategic plan, UA senior administrators also outlined a business plan, which explained where the university would find the resources necessary to implement Never Settle’s goals. State funding falls short As part of its business plan, the UA asked the state for an additional $15 million for discovery and innovation, $8 million for a new veterinary school and $11.8 million for performance funding. The state budget, however, fell short of the university’s expectations, allocating only $5.5 million to the UA — $2 million for research infrastructure and $3.5 million for the university’s Cooperative Extension, an education network that focuses on developing agricultural programs and research for Arizona. The $15 million requested would have been used to recruit researchers in the biomedical sciences. UA administrators will now have to take a new approach to the business plan, which may include recruiting more out-of-state students, partnering with constituents around the state and a stronger focus on entrepreneurship than the initial plan called for, Hart said. “We’re going back to the drawing board,” Hart said. “We’re looking SING THE BLUES ARTS & LIFE - 7 at a new business plan that is a partnership between philanthropy and different models of revenue. We’ve got the goals, we’ve got the plan, and as obstacles happen or as revenue sources may or may not show up, we’ll look for new sources.” While the university continues to receive base funding from the state, the overall amount of funding for the UA that comes from the state is down to about 7 to 8 percent, said Rick Myers, chair of the board of regents. Compared to six years ago, when the state provided more than twothirds of the general education fund, the state today provides less than onethird of support for students’ general education, Myers added. NEVER SETTLE, 3 Law profs to sue Homeland Security BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat FOOTBALLER OPENING PIZZA JOINT AT UA OPINIONS - 4 STUDENTS SHARE MICROAGGRESSIONS FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter REBECCA NOBLE /THE DAILY WILDCAT MEMBERS OF THE GATEKEEPERS, an outreach ministry from Ironwood Hill Church, sing behind the Student Union Memorial Center on Tuesday. Their musical style ranges from a cappella, gospel and classical to rhythm and blues. Find us on Tumblr Two law professors are jointly suing the Department of Homeland Security for an alleged violation of the Freedom of Information Act. Derek and Jane Bambauer, professors at the James E. Rogers College of Law, and American Civil Liberties Union attorney James Lyall believe they are holding the biggest government agency in the U.S. accountable for its actions, according to Derek Bambauer. Under the Freedom of Information Act, anyone can request certain information from the government. The goal of the law, Derek said, is to let the public know what the government is doing and hold it accountable for what it does. The U.S. Border Patrol at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is failing to comply with the FOIA regulations on responses to public requests for information, Derek Bambauer said. In early January, Derek Bambauer, Jane Bambauer and Lyall requested certain information regarding policies, training and procedures and the data that comes out of the Border Patrol’s use on roving patrols and checkpoints, Derek Bambauer added. The request went unanswered. Under the FOIA, agencies have to respond to requests within a certain period of time: In this case, Derek Bambauer said, the U.S. Border Patrol had 20 days to reply. “They can say, ‘Yes,’ ‘No,’ ‘We need LAWSUIT, 3 ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI SUNNY Last, Germany Class, Colombia Day, Fla. 76 51 LOW 65 / 57 67 / 50 90 / 66 QUOTE TO NOTE “ On the other hand, if chain restaurants disgust you and the poignant scent of mayonnaise causes your nose to crinkle, Matheson’s novel will keep you giggling.” ARTS & LIFE — 6 Students show off engineering skills designed an airframe and aimed to improve it. Austin Rivera, an aerospace More than 350 undergraduate engineering senior, was one of the engineering students gathered students who worked on the Silver on the UA Mall on Tuesday to Fox Next Generation Aerospace showcase their real-life projects. Engineering project. Rivera said The event, called UA he found Engineering Design Day Engineering Design Day, to be an exciting experience. attracted students from “So far I think it’s really engineering disciplines such interesting,” Rivera said. “It’s as mechanical engineering, cool to come outside and see electrical engineering, biosystems how everyone came together to engineering and build different more to work projects.” with industry and T h e I feel like a lot faculty to create students of the things we engineering s t a r t e d learn come into solutions to realworking on life problems their projects context here. — Alison Burton, t h r o u g h in groups biosystems engineering applicable in the fall senior projects. s e m e s t e r, S t u d e n t s Rivera said, presented these and had to projects on the Mall, allowing cooperate as a team to achieve a others to come around and view common goal. their work and ask them questions Alison Burton and Aaron regarding their research. Tirado, both biosystem These projects include the engineering seniors, worked Tanque Verde High School on the Tanque Verde High Greenhouse Aquaponics Project, School Greenhouse Aquaponics which can sustain 120 pounds of Project. Burton said she felt that tilapia and produce 24 heads of presenting these projects allowed lettuce per week, and the Silver her to use the knowledge she has Fox Next Generation Aerospace learned in her major and explore Engineering Project, which the ideas of other engineers. BY MARISSA MEZZATESTA The Daily Wildcat CARLOS HERRERA /THE DAILY WILDCAT VINCENT PAWLOWSKI (left) and Dave Gebert (right) speak about the 1978 Triumph Spitfire electric car project during the College of Engineering’s annual Engineering Design Day on Tuesday. The event showcased 64 student design projects, which 352 engineering students had been working on for two semesters. “I feel like a lot of the things we learn come into context here,” Burton said. “It’s really neat to see what the other engineers are doing.” After the showcase ended, an awards ceremony was held where more than $14,000 in prize money went to winning teams. The awards were provided by event sponsors and included Best Overall Design Award, the Fish Out of Water Award, the Innate Art and Beauty of Engineering Award and the Best Sustainable Engineering Award, among others. Tirado said hhe felt this event really allowed engineering students to show others outside the major what engineering is all about and allowed other students to explore these new ideas. “There were a lot of people coming around and looking at the projects, and they were all excited about what we did,” Tirado said. “It’s fun to see what we learn and put it into practice.” — Follow Marissa Mezzatesta @MarissaMezza


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