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UA gets pretty penny BY MADISON BRODSKY The Daily Wildcat

Retired UA professor James Wyant announced last week that he will be giving a $10 million gift to the UA . Wyant, who also held the position of dean in the College of Optical Sciences, said he gave the grant to help fund graduate students within the college. “Most universities’ strongest allegiance is with their undergraduate students,” said Thomas Koch, professor and dean of the College of Optical Sciences, “but for the past 40-something years here at the College of Optical Sciences, we didn’t even have an undergraduate program.” Wyant said he has considered making such a grant for the past few years but needed time to think through the minor details.


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He hopes that this huge donation will encourage and attract the best and most talented graduate students possible. Wyant added he earned the money through his work with a company he started. “I just started a company for a couple of years in the early ’80s, and we created the perfect measurements for a hard disk drive and sold thousands of them for [$100,000] to $200,000 apiece,” Wyant said. Wyant has pledged donate $4 for every $1 donated to the program. Kaye Rowan, director of development in the College of Optical Sciences, said that this grant should entice new students to the program. “[This grant] completely turns a new page because it is an




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JAMES C. WYANT, professor emeritus of optical sciences, gave a $10 million gift to the College of Optical Sciences for graduate student scholarships. The gift was in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary and is the largest gift for scholarships in UA history.


TOYING AROUND Feminists Organized to Resist, Create, and Empower brings sex toys to student union to teach students safe use

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During Arizona’s game at ASU on Friday, the Sun Devil basketball team won’t be the only challenge facing the Wildcats at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. The ASU fans and student section are expected to fill the arena with distracting noises and comments. “It’s obviously our biggest rival, so it’s a ‘bigger game,’ in a sense, to all the fans,” junior guard Nick Johnson said. The Territorial Cup basketball game comes just six days after Oregon assistant coach Brian Fish and athletic trainer Clay Jamieson reported being spit on by an ASU student. Sun Devil fans also had verbal confrontations with Duck players during the game. “When you go on the road, you really only have each other,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller said. Miller puts the responsibility of keeping the team focused in hostile environments into the hands of the upperclassmen who have grown into the Arizona basketball program. In his Tuesday afternoon press conference, he singled out Johnson as one of the Wildcats who embodies what Miller calls the “All In” slogan. “With ‘All In,’ there’s a code of ethics and responsibility that you have in place to be a member of our basketball program,” Miller said. He added that the basketball program’s culture promotes personal growth and learning from mistakes. Miller didn’t appear too concerned


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INTERNS AT THE Women’s Resource Center show off sex toys that were discussed during Tuesday’s question and answer session “Censored Series: Sex Toys.” Marisa Calegari (left), Mathew Bugaert (center), Claire Larkin (right) and Brianne Grossenburg (bottom center) helped to make students who attended comfortable as they were shown a large variety of toys and educated on how to use them safely.

BY GALINA SWORDS The Daily Wildcat

The traditional taboos regarding the topic of sex toys weren’t an issue at the Women’s Resource Center on Tuesday night. As part of the Censored Series, which was established by Feminists Organized to Resist, Create, and Empower, everything from dildos to mini vibrators were discussed at an open question and answer session with UA students, FORCE interns and community experts. Censored Series: Sex Toys was one of three events in the series this semester. Caroline Gray, student director of FORCE, said the

idea for the event was to create a safe place where students could discuss sex. “This is our way to extend an educational outreach to the community and the campus,” Gray said. “To have a place where people can come and speak openly about things like this that aren’t necessarily discussed in the mainstream media.” Gray said that the Censored Series was started last semester to help the UA provide a place for people to ask questions and receive reliable answers. “We want to make it so that everybody feels welcome here,” Gray said. “That’s what we [WRC] are really about, creating a safe space where anybody and everybody is welcome to talk about things our society

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But while big data may seem like the next Big Brother catastrophe, it’s little more than the evolution of our consumer society.” OPINIONS — 4


Tucson shooting commemorated BY JORDAN FOWLER The Daily Wildcat





The UA chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society is planning special events this week in celebration of the fourth annual National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. The first Solidarity Day was in 2011 to commemorate the shooting that took place in that Tucson wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and several others. The national commemoration was inspired by Dr. Randall Friese, a

UA associate professor of surgery and one of the first physicians to care for Giffords after she was shot. Friese said the compassion shown by doctors toward their patients struck a chord with the nation. “It was very humbling,” Friese said. “All I was doing was being a complete physician.” The week’s events began on Monday, and cups were passed around with information about Solidarity Day. They





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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (02/11/14): Focus on health and work this year for extraordinary results. You’re learning tricks for powerful performance. Include practices for physical, mental and spiritual growth. Spring cleaning makes space for a new stage in romance and partnership (solar eclipse, 6/10). Spend time with young people for inspiration, fun and play. Grow your love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — Quiet productivity gets more accomplished than meetings. Focus on health and service. Rest, and remind others to do the same. Avoid big expense or hassle.

fast FACTS

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Plan some social fun. Try not to provoke jealousy. Controversy could arise. Ignore someone who says it can’t be done. Pay attention to intuition.


BRIANNA PARIES, a 2013 UA grad with a B.S. in criminal studies and studio manager of the Ben’s Bells Project studio, removes recently fired ceramic beads from the kiln at the charity’s studio on University Boulevard on Tuesday. The beads Paries is moving are hand-painted by volunteers and are used to decorare the bell chains that the charity hangs around Tucson for anyone to find and keep.

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Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Prepare for all contingencies, and don’t make promises you can’t keep. Spend time planning before taking action. Another illusion bites the dust. Exceed expectations.

d r a e h Over

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — It’s getting easier to advance, although communications could slow or get twisted. Don’t tell everything. Good work leads to more assignments. Allow yourself a little treat.

on Campus

America is ranked 18th out of 23 industrialized countries in the quality of its education.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 9 — Love grows, even if not quite as expected. You’ve got the upper hand. Don’t talk about it. Avoid an argument with the one who signs your paychecks. Be respectful.

Rice Krispies, cupcakes, oranges — those aren’t baked goods! What are they doing here? — Student browsing bake sale on campus

73.4 percent of high schoolers graduate.

85 percent of current jobs and 90 percent of new jobs require a college degree or some sort of secondary education. About half of the people who enter a four-year school will earn a bachelor’s degree in six years.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — Take care if you must travel now. Don’t rush blindly forward, though. Meditation delivers keen personal insight. Expand it by sharing it. Go down a new road. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Gamble another day. Focus on the jobs you love and delegate others. Complications could arise. Keep to the plan, despite temporary confusion. Reassure someone who feels abandoned.


42 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds were enrolled in college in 2011.


Only one in four high school students will graduate collegeready in the four core subjects of English, math, reading and science.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Chaos and misunderstandings could slow the action. It’s a good time to relax and recharge. Negotiate your way out of a corner. Get insight from a dream.


The last emperor of China, known as Puyi, abdicated his throne.

1.2 million students drop out of school ever year, or 7,000 students every day.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Unexpected circumstances could interfere with the plans. Don’t forget to do an important job at work. Schedule a family discussion for later. Small steps forward add up.

Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Ky.

People have such an aversion to math problems that 30 percent of them would rather clean a bathroom than do a problem.




Austin Ziska Chemical Engineering Freshman

What is a unique hobby that you have? I have an undying love for the board game “Risk.” It is by far the best game you will ever play. It is fantastic! Who do you play this game with? I play with friends. Why do you love “Risk” so much? That is the question. I do not know; it is just a fun game to play with friends. I say it is a test of your friendship because the objective is to literally wipe out your

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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — A lucky break opens a new door. Study the options. Use what you have. You’re especially charming now. Exploration through travel or the eyes of another inspires you. Sort through your stuff. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Clear up confusion before proceeding. Doublecheck financial documents and paperwork. Budget to make it work. Talk to your family before signing.

opponent. If you and your friends can play and still be friends afterwards, great! How did you start liking this game? I played it once, and I got hooked.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Conditions seem shaky. Encourage compromise on the team. Don’t gossip about your job. Check the regulations. Work out the budget with a partner. Integrate your insights. Present a balanced report.

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has deemed taboo.” Trish Dezor, BDSM master and sex educator, said the series is a good way for students to learn about certain aspects of sex culture in a safe way. “A lot of college students are leaving home for the first time and they are looking at all kinds of things and exploring, and I think that is great,” Dezor said. “However, I wouldn’t want real harm to come to them as a result of that.” Ally Booker, owner of the online sex toy store Jellywink, said the event was an important opportunity for students to learn not just about sex toys, but about sexuality in general. “People are full of questions, not only about sex toys but about everything around them, like sexuality,” Booker said. “It’s not just about … ‘What does this toy do?’ I get questions like, ‘My partner doesn’t like this; what should I do?’” Marisa Calegari, a junior studying gender and women’s studies and psychology and an intern at FORCE, said the event was extremely successful, bringing in over 150 people. It was advertised as a safe place where students could learn about topics commonly regarded as taboo without being judged. Brianne Grossenburg, a philosophy sophomore and FORCE intern, said the event successfully mixed knowledge and fun. “I liked that it was so entertaining and it was really healthy, too,” Grossenburg said. “I liked that we were able to get students to talk about things like sex positivity.” Dezor said she hopes the event encourages people to be more open about taboo topics. “BDSM is becoming more mainstream, and I hope that it loses some of its negative stigmatizing that it has had over the years,” Dezor said. Events of this nature typically bring in around 30 students, said Mathew Bogaert, a gender and women’s studies senior, and the crowd of 150 well exceeded expectations. Booker said it’s critical for college students to learn about sex toys and experimenting, because they will soon be shaping sex culture. “It is important for you guys to be exposed to this stuff and learn about it,” Booker said. “You are going to be creating the environment that we live in.”

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What would you do with $10 million dollars?

“Travel as much as I could and never work. And of course with my money left, I would give it to organizations that have a good cause. Not to work the rest of my life and travel.” — Mariana Manriquez, political science sophomore

“Oh, damn — pay off school, go shopping, share with my family, maybe take a trip with them and then keep the rest of it.” — Jaime Rubenstein, early education sophomore

“Give a large part of it to charity, keep $1 million for me, buy a house, make some trips, things like that.” — Hugo Dore, biology junior

“I would try to figure out what organizations — just give it all away, to something.” — Kyle Cady, family studies junior



“You hold hands … and you make a connection,” said Dr. Andreas FROM PAGE 1 Theodorou , the adviser to the UA chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor also contained comment cards that Society . “It doesn’t take long to make a allowed doctors, nurses and students human connection with somebody next to honor someone they had witnessed to you.” showing compassion or to share what The events will close with a humanism means to them. performance by Doc-Apella, an a Today, Art Aloud, a group sponsored capella group comprised mostly of by the College of Medicine’s Program medical students. in Medical Humanities, will be meeting Valentine’s Day was chosen for the to do stand-up poetry and readings anniversary of this celebration because focusing on the theme it happened to fall of compassionate just a few weeks after It doesn’t take patient care. The event the mass shooting long to make will take place in the took place, giving the University of Arizona a human day the space to stand Medical Center’s Java on its own while still connection City at noon . A banner honoring what had with somebody will also be on display occurred. next to you. for people to sign or to There was a big — Dr. Andreas write a description their push this year was Theodorou, definition of compassion adviser to the UA to get the word out and humanism on. chapter of the Gold about the events Humanism Honor Solidarity Day is occurring this week to Society Friday , and events will ensure that everyone commence at 11:45 a.m. was included. in the Arizona Health “It’s fun … to see Sciences Center Plaza at the UAMC with how far we can reach [out to] people,” a speech by Friese, as well as speeches said Ashley Bartholomew , the president by others in patient advocacy and of the UA chapter of the Gold Humanism hospital administration. Honor Society. “You … meet people that In keeping with the tradition of the you haven’t met before.” yearly celebration, a human chain will be formed in a circle around the plaza. Everyone present will hold hands and share a moment of solidarity. The significance of this human chain goes beyond the simple act of holding hands, — Follow Jordan Fowler organizers said. @JordanFowler7

“Probably save to take care of my school expenses and future things that are going to arise, and probably buy some new shoes. Probably some Vans.” — Sebastian Hernandez, molecular and cellular biology senior



incredible opportunity to really attract the best of students worldwide and sets a whole message about how the public supports our students’ success,” Rowan said. Since Wyant’s announcement, the college has received multiple donation offers from alumni, faculty and interested partners and professors from various universities, according to Koch. “I wasn’t surprised by the grant since it has been in the works for around seven months,” Koch said, “but I was surprised by the on-the-spot [The grant] sets contributors. We are a whole message already more than about how the halfway through our goal. We still public supports need 10 people to our students’ step forward and success. commit to creating — Kaye Rowan, more scholarships, director of development in the College of Optical and Wyant will then Sciences continue to match it times four.” Koch said Wyant is generous with his time and is an active volunteer in the community. Wyant’s gift is due to his success in business and that it shows his desire to help others, he added. Wyant said he understands the importance of supporting education within the field of optical sciences. “His grant speaks volumes about his willingness to share his resources to solve problems for others,” Koch said.

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your Views Online comments In response to “Cleaning out the closet: Bi (mis)representation rancid” (by Kat Hermanson, Feb. 5): It’s refreshing to see passionate advocacy for bisexuality. I’m a 41-yearold bisexual man who’s been married for 18 years and I have only been out for 3 years or so. I think that society is finally starting to accept us and articles like this give us legitimacy, so please keep writing. A wave of advocates and activists is starting to rise from all areas, ages, classes and professions. … One comment, however. Your statement “neither accepting us for refusing to limit our scopes” implies that the monosexual community is somehow “limiting their scope” and therefore choosing not to be bi. In essence, you perform the same delegitimization of them that you accuse them of putting on you. I don’t feel that I refuse to limit my scope. I am honest about the scope of my sexuality. Everyone is different. Nobody is wrong. That’s what we ask for, so let’s try and dish it out. — David E In response to “Women’s rights: Men deserve to have their voices heard” (by Kasey Shores, Feb. 9): Sure a man should have his say, but the vast majority of men in our legislatures have enacted laws that affect women’s bodies without input from women. Women should have been in the majority in those discussions and that is why there has been such an uproar. You don’t think women protest just for the sake of it do you? Those four Fox men should never have had a conversation about contraception unless it was about their own male contraception methods. In any event, men may say they want children but look who gets stuck with the children if they leave the marriage. According to the New York Times, one in 10 American households includes a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family. This share, the highest on record has quadrupled since 1960, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. — Jeca In response to “From Allen to Gibson: Separating artists’ actions from their works” (by Brittany Rudolph, Feb. 10): How close-minded of the teacher to refer to [Mel] Gibson as a horrible person. He had bipolar disorder and as a nurse I have seen many people say things like Gibson’s controversial comments while in a manic state. This does not define who they are any more than someone with a diabetic condition should be defined by their highest blood sugars. It is an illness and the lack of compassion and stigma those with mental illness face in our society is disgusting. — Jegold04

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Tips for non-native Tucsonans: Don’t hug trees, do love shade BY Logan Rogers The Daily Wildcat

Moving to Tucson can be an adjustment to people from states with strange things like “rain” and “winter” and “front lawns.” I just got here less than two years ago, but I have figured out a thing or two (or four) that I can suggest to other outof-state students struggling with adjusting to Arizona. Get comfortable with the desert wildlife When I moved to Arizona, I learned about these homeinvading and highly venomous bark scorpions. So, I bought a blue light and was fully prepared to seek out and destroy any of those arachnid anarchists who dared enter my apartment. Then I realized something: I’m a Scorpio! Bark scorpions aren’t going to mess with a fellow Scorpio! I haven’t worried about them since. So, that was my solution. If you were born under a different sign, you’re on your own. Besides scorpions, there aren’t any animals to worry about, with the minor exceptions of:

of moonshine. Peeling skin isn’t rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, really a great look for most people. centipedes, brown recluse spiders, Neither is skin cancer. tarantula hawk wasps, assassin The good news is that if you like bugs, javelinas, mountain lions, to soak up the sun (in moderation, et cetera. At least the plants in the of course), Arizona is a great place desert don’t sting or bite — oh to do it. If you can actually tan, you wait, they kind of do. I once saw have as good a chance of doing a car in a Tucson parking lot with it here as you do anywhere. And a “Treehugger” bumper sticker. if for some reason there aren’t Then I looked around and saw that enough sunny days for you, there the only tree in sight was a saguaro are tanning salons near the UA, cactus. “Sometimes love hurts,” I which I still find kind of thought. There’s a hilarious. But really, you reason cowboy shouldn’t worry hats and Don’t complain about too much about desert creatures sombreros were the heat (much) No one likes a whiner. as long as you act popular in the If you start complaining with reasonable Old West. that “It’s so hot!” when caution. Sticking it’s 90 degrees out, your hand you just sound like a under random tourist. We Arizonans build up a rocks, for example, is still not tolerance to high temperatures and recommended. we handle them, no sweat. Actually, there might be a great deal of sweat Wear appropriate attire involved, but we do handle them. Sunscreen and sunglasses and This suggestion is not relevant hats are highly recommended, when the temperature is 110 especially if you are light-skinned degrees or higher. That level of heat like me (I believe the politically is insane. Once it gets that hot, you correct term is “pigmentally have a right to complain all you challenged”). There’s a reason want — and you’ll use it. cowboy hats and sombreros If you get too homesick for the were popular in the Old West, Midwest and its pretty snow, try besides bravado over whose hats shoveling driveways and driving could contain the most gallons

through snowstorms the next time you go back there over winter break. You will quickly find your nostalgia for winter lessening. Don’t forget to stay hydrated! Water is an awesome drink. Whoever came up with it must be making millions, because it’s pretty essential to human survival. Always carry water with you while driving or hiking or doing Civil War reenactments in triple-digit temperatures. Or you can beat the heat by deciding to never leave the house. Your call. Taking these four steps will help you transform into a desert rat. Arizona’s rugged landscape isn’t exactly most people’s idea of the Garden of Eden (although there are plenty of snakes), but the sunsets are amazing and the weather is almost always pleasant. Arizona is now your home, so you might as well adapt and enjoy it! Disclaimer: As a general rule, nothing in Logan Rogers’ columns should be taken seriously. Except maybe some things in this one.

— Logan Rogers is a secondyear law student. Follow him @DailyWildcat.

Big data not what Orwell feared about it, not all big data has to be bad data. When you consider the amount of data a single site like Amazon or Google has access to, it’s easy to understand how people might be concerned about a “stalker economy.” In BY Mackenzie brown fact, according to an article by Jerry Michalski The Daily Wildcat of Forbes, Facebook is valued at $100 billion because it is a venerable treasure trove of We’ve all been taught that privacy is one your personal information, voluntarily put of the finer things in life. We know leaving online by you. the bathroom door open is not socially Google openly admits to collecting data acceptable and that keeping our ATM PINs from devices, like login information, location from strangers probably decreases our risk of information, unique application numbers, getting robbed. What we often don’t realize cookies and other anonymous identifiers. is that privacy is effectual less often than we Amazon has access to 152 million consumer imagine, especially on the Internet, thanks to accounts, complete with spending and something called “big data.” viewing habits. Big data is the next big computational But while big data may seem like the next trend, providing more data to companies Big Brother catastrophe, it’s little more than and advertising agencies than is humanly the evolution of our consumer society. possible to imagine. Perhaps the easiest way Imagine the ways that safe, controlled to think about harnessing of big data is as big data could the strategic benefit our But while we can’t comprehend information everyday lives. everything about it, not all big data a b o u t Kord Davis, has to be bad data. ourselves that author of we litter across “Ethics of Big the Internet. Data,” argues Think of your last Google search for “how that big data presents us with a chance to to grow cacti in Antarctica” or the Facebook analyze and assess the human condition page you liked about cats in weird places. like never before. Can we predict economic Less than 24 hours later, cats and cacti are trends earlier and with more accuracy? Can showing up on your Facebook news feed, and we expand participatory medicine or predict Google is suggesting the best places to make epidemics before they wreak havoc? Can such purchases, all thanks to big data. we look at the data and figure out ways to Even tech giants like Microsoft Corp., Intel improve our education? These are questions Corp. and Oracle Corp. have a difficult time big data has the power to answer. describing what big data actually is, which And, of course, big data enhances our makes it all the more tiresome for consumers shopping experiences. The ads you see are like us to try and figure it out for ourselves. targeted directly to your purchasing habits, But while we can’t comprehend everything

streamlining your consumption and ridding your browser of those aggressive pop-ups. Even Netflix relies on big data aggregation. Without it, there would be no “Popular” scroll bar or suggestions tailored to your viewing history. By looking at the statistics of what and how much you watch, Netflix has created a site personally tailored to your viewing preferences. You certainly can’t say that about your now-defunct neighborhood Blockbuster. Yes, big data is an aggregate of everything data-mining companies want to know about you, from your spending habits to your love interests, but the advertising companies that use this data never really know you. Your habits are simply analyzed by an algorithm that treats you in the same manner as the thousands of other people who have roughly the same online habits as you. The collection of data you willingly post on Facebook, Google, Twitter or any other site is so vast that you are merely a speck among millions, if not trillions, of other data points. While we are accountable for protecting our sensitive data, there’s no use in worrying about data collection from companies seeking to sell you new products. Big data holds the key to consumer trends and preferences, and it pushes us to analyze and assess the human condition in new and exciting ways. We should embrace what it has created for us so far: a streamlined, consumer-centric economy based on us and our preferences.

— Mackenzie Brown is a prephysiology freshman. Follow her @DailyWildcat.

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Don’t tell my parents

A student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Saturday at 2:15 a.m. A UA student reported that her friend had been at an apartment party and had been drinking vodka all night. She was unsure how much vodka her friend had drunk, and when they left the party, she became concerned. The student said that her friend looked pale and began to vomit, so she called a resident assistant, who then contacted the University of Arizona Police Department shortly after. When the officer arrived, the friend was crying and saying, “I’m sorry, please don’t tell my parents!” Paramedics arrived and decided she did not need to be taken to the hospital. She was then diverted through the Dean of Students Office for minor in possession of alcohol.

The little white bottle

A student was cited and released for possession of marijuana and underage drinking on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. at Coronado Residence Hall. A UAPD officer observed a student walking on the west side of Tyndall Avenue staggering from left to right. At one point, he lost his balance and bumped into a wall. The officer approached the student and asked where he was going, and the student said he was going to Coronado. He had red watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, and spoke with slurred speech. When asked for identification, the student struggled, swaying back and forth and pulling out many different cards that were not his license. The police officer advised the student to take a seat so he wouldn’t fall, and pointed to his license to show the student where it was. The officer recovered a white plastic prescription bottle, which contained marijuana. When asked if the bottle was his, the student replied, “Yes.” When asked if he had drunk any alcohol, the student said he had not had any. The officer conducted a breath test and found that the student had drunk alcohol that night. The student was then cited and released for possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol in body.

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On Thursday between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., an unknown person used a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for parking during the men’s basketball game. At 12:44 p.m. on Friday, an officer responded to the Parking and Transportation Services building regarding a counterfeit bill. The cashier told the officer the money had been collected at the basketball game on Thursday but hadn’t been sorted until Friday. When the money went in the sorting machine, a counterfeit bill was detected. The cashier checked the bill with a counterfeit detection pen, which indicated that the bill was real, so the cashier put the bill back with the rest of the money. The cashier put the money through the machine a second time, and the machine again detected the bill as counterfeit. When the cashier and fellow employees took a closer look at the bill, they realized the bill lacked a watermark as well as the security strip. The cashier said the bill felt different than a normal bill. The counterfeit was put in an envelope and handed over to the officer. The officer placed the bill into UAPD evidence to be sent to the U.S. Secret Service.


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Sigma Xi Research Society Informational Meeting for Science and Engineering Students and Faculty, Feb. 12, 4-5 pm, Ventana Room, Student Union Memorial Center. Understand what The UA Chapter of Sigma Xi can do for you as a student and/or a researcher.

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disease and nutrient deficiencies. Included with $13; $7.50 ages 4-12 admission.

‘Lincoln’s Birthday Tribute’ 7:30 pm, School of Music, Crowder Hall, 1017 N. Olive Road. UA Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. UA President Ann Weaver Hart will narrate and faculty pianist Tannis Gibson will perform as soloist. $10 general, $7 UA employees and seniors 55+, $5 students.

Modern Western Square Dancing 6:308:30 pm, Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Road. Come on down and learn how to ho-down with a fun time and great music. $4 for each lesson and dance.

Sexual Health Resource Fair 10 am- 2 pm ,UA Mall. Learn about sexual health, relationships, birth control, sexual assault prevention, abstinence, adoption, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases from over a dozen campus and community groups. Free STD testing from the Pima County Health Department will be available. Lecture - ‘How Quantum Physics Democratized Music’ 3:30 - 5 pm, Kuiper Space Sciences, Auditorium 308, 1629 E. University Blvd. Connections between physics and technological invention and aspects of human life that seem far from science are unexpectedly common. Student Industry Networking Event 4-6 pm, Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, BIO5 Institute. Looking for an exciting career in the bio-industry? This annual event has

Lecture - ‘Origen, Camino, Trabajo’ 5:30 -7 pm, Center for Creative Photography, Room 108. Marcos Ramírez works with a wide array of media and materials, and is best known for site-specific sculptures that subvert the nature of the places in which they are located.

TUCSON EVENTS Plant Clinic with Paul Bessey 10 am-12 p, Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Bessey, retired UA Plant Sciences professor, will be available to answer your questions on plant pests,

Sunset Hike 4 pm, Saguaro National Park West 2700 N. Kinney Road. This moderate hike gains 700 feet with most of the elevation change in switchbacks near the ridgeline. Hikers watch the sunset before descending under moonlight. Reservations required. Call 733-5158 and ask to speak to a ranger. Open Hack and Craft Night 6 -10 pm, Maker House 283 N. Stone Ave. Bring in a project you are working on, start a new one or come on down and join us as we hack on the Maker House. We tackle everything from coolers, to workshop organization, to robots and VW bugs in house, and can always use another set of hands to join in with our project if you don’t have one of your own. Compiled by Anna Yeltchev

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For a program that has struggled greatly over the past decade, getting people in the stands to watch the Arizona women’s basketball team is not always easy. Since the quality of matchups can fluctuate on a game-by-game basis, promotions are often the backbone of getting people in the seats. The marketing department for Arizona Athletics consists of five people and is responsible for coming up with creative promotions to better fill the arenas and stadiums that house school sports teams. Drew Gaschler, assistant director of marketing, is in charge of setting up the women’s basketball promotions. “We go through the schedule and see which games we really want to develop fun and interactive promotions for our fans,” Gaschler said. “We just develop that list and promote it. Hopefully, it’ll be something that lands and our fans enjoy.” In a difficult season that has seen the Wildcats go 1-11 in conference play, they have used promotions to help draw fans. “It’s a big part of the game day atmosphere and it really helps us a lot in our energy,” freshman forward Breanna Workman said. “We love having fans at our games.” The highest-attended home game of the season was on Nov. 26 against Wake Forest in what was the annual “Field Trip Day” promotion. According to a press release, more than 3,000 elementary and middle school students were in attendance. In total, almost 5,000 fans filled McKale Center for the 11 a.m. game. “The team loves that day,” Gaschler said. “They love having the crowd behind them to support them. That’s


CHILDREN HOLD UP signs at the UA vs. Wake Forest women’s basketball game in McKale Center on Nov. 26. More than 3,000 elementary and middle school students attended the annual “Field Trip Day” game.

what we try to do. That’s our ultimate goal: to give not only the fans a good experience, but the student athletes a good experience.” Other promotions include “Picture Day with the Cats,” “Christmas with the Cats,” which included a tacky sweater contest, “Wag Your Tail in McKale,” where fans could bring dogs, and “Girl Scout Night.” However, the best experience of the season may be the most recent game played in McKale Center. No. 11 ASU came to Tucson this past Sunday, beating the Wildcats by

a score of 60-36. Since the game was a mere four hours before a men’s basketball game, ZonaZoo members who came to the women’s game received a wristband that allowed them to stay in their seats for the men’s game, ensuring they would receive the best possible seats and essentially beat the normal rush for men’s basketball. The result was an energized crowd on hand to witness the program’s first victory over a ranked team since 2005 and the biggest game of the 2013-14 season for the Wildcats. “It was a huge impact,” UA head



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Lopez’s ideal rotation delayed by injury to Saturday starter this upcoming Saturday as had been planned. With Troupe out on The Arizona baseball Saturday night, it will give season begins Friday sophomore transfer Cody and the starting pitching Hamlin the opportunity rotations have changed to make his debut as a from what head coach Wildcat on Sunday’s game Andy Lopez had planned. as the starting pitcher. Lopez originally When asked which new planned that senior pitchers would be helpful James Farris would be the for the team, Lopez did not starting pitcher for Friday, hesitate to answer. junior Mathew Troupe for “Cody has pitched well,” Saturday and junior Tyler Lopez said. “He’s one of Crawford on Sunday. the guys who could be a With only two days factor.” before the season starts, If Troupe’s elbow he has had to make recovers closer to full adjustments. strength, he will get to Farris and Crawford start next Tuesday or prepared all fall for the Wednesday when Arizona spring; h o s t s however, U t a h Troupe Valley. had to T h i s JAMES FARRIS will allow sit out toward YEAR/ POSITION Troupe to the end prepare SR PITCHER due to m o r e MAJOR p a i n before REGIONAL DEV. in his making HOMETOWN elbow. his debut GILBERT, ARIZ. “ I t t h i s HEIGHT, WEIGHT wasn’t season. 6’2”, 215 worth it, Troupe to keep said he 2013 STATS going and 15TH ROUND MLB DRAFT PICK has been g e t t i n g 15 STARTS, 4.18 ERA, 73 KS, 5-5 w o r k i n g my arm on his m o r e strikeout tired,” Troupe said. pitches, which are his It was confirmed on fastball and curveball. He Monday that Troupe will said he will be including not be the starting pitcher the changeup more in BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA


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JUNIOR PITCHER Tyler Crawford plays during a scrimmage at Hi Corbett Field on Feb. 1. While he is expected to be the Sunday starter, Crawford will instead pitch this Saturday.

repertoire during the season, which he hasn’t used since high school, after he was a reliever his first two seasons as a Wildcat. Although Lopez wasn’t on the field to watch his pitchers, he said it didn’t take him long to come to his decision for the pitching positions. “Not having a fall with [the pitchers] has been the hardest part, but I know what to expect from Farris and Troupe,” Lopez said. Junior left-handed pitcher Tyler Crawford has come a long way with Arizona.

He was supposed to be Sunday’s pitcher, but instead, he will start his season a day earlier and pitch this upcoming Saturday night. During the summer, he was working with a physical therapist to be able to have his arm ready for the fall and the spring season. “I’m focused, and I’ll do whatever it takes,” Crawford said. “During the fall, I worked on my fastball, curveball and my changeup.”

n March 2013, the unorthodox Grand Canyon University made shock waves by hiring former Phoenix Suns player and assistant coach Dan Majerle as its new basketball head coach. By July of that year, the university had accepted an invitation to join the collapsing Western Athletic Conference, moving from its Division II status. The Phoenix-based university commemorated the move with upgrades to athletic facilities, such as a $40 million, 5,000-seat basketball arena built on its small campus, a coming-out party of sorts, as it prepared to play against schools such as Arizona in the 2013-14 season. A drastic change to a school that $20 million in the red in 2004. But one that was possible after the school’s board of regents decided to sell the company to a LLC., who then took the university public. Thus making GCU the only Division I university traded on the stock market. GCU president Brian Mueller told that between 2009 and 2012, the school’s after-

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coach Niya Butts said. “I need to make sure I tweet some of the ZonaZoo section for certainly coming to the game early … and being a huge part of our victory.” For a program in need of consistency and support, promotions are one of several ways to get the Tucson community behind the team.

On Friday night, will you be watching UA basketball or UA baseball? Why?

Cesar Barroso, senior, aerospace engineering “I probably won’t be watching either game. But if I did, I would watch baseball because it is easier to get a ticket to a baseball game than a basketball game.”

Eli Piccarreta, sophomore, film and television and eSociety

Mackenzie Everson, freshman, criminal justice “I won’t be watching either game on Friday night because it is Valentine’s Day.”

“On Friday night I will be watching UA basketball. I have grown up watching UA basketball and I have a few friends on the team who I like to watch play and go out and support.”


Payton Arriaga, freshman, business “On Friday, I will be watching UA basketball because we are the second-best team in the country, and I didn’t know the baseball season was starting. I have a good friend on the baseball team, so I will check out a game when basketball season is over.”

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ASU MASCOT SPARKY dangles a Wilbur effigy from his pitchfork last season. Arizona men’s basketball travels to ASU less than a week after Oregon coaches complained about the rowdiness of Sun Devil fans.

that an incident would arise Friday, adding that he has never had a problem with ASU placing the opposing team’s tunnel directly next to the ASU student section. Oregon head coach Dana Altman said security should be increased after the Ducks’ 74-72 loss in Tempe, Ariz. But that doesn’t mean emotions won’t run high. “There’s always going to be at least one fan that is going to try and get inside your head,” freshman Elliott Pitts said. “It’s always been easier for me to try and focus on the game and not the fans.” The spitting incident at Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 8 wasn’t the only fan and player interaction that day in college basketball. A few hours later in Lubbock, Texas, Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart pushed a Texas Tech fan after the fan allegedly yelled a racist slur toward Smart. The then-No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys would eventually lose to the unranked Red Raiders, their fourth loss in a row. Smart, the Cowboys’ leader, was given a technical foul during the game and has since been suspended for three games by the Big 12 Conference. Oklahoma State had high aspirations for this season but will now be lucky if it can just save face. The Wildcats have already lost one of their leaders in Brandon Ashley to a season-ending foot injury. Ashley had surgery performed yesterday on his foot. A loss to rival ASU on Friday wouldn’t be the end of the world for Arizona, but losing another key player to suspension could crush any regular season, Pac-12 Conference title hopes. “Pretty much every player has been through a thing like [Smart and Oregon have been through],” Johnson said. “It comes down to being responsible and representing your program.”

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tax profit totaled $182 million. But this wasn’t enough. Mueller said GCU’s investors were fine with the profit, but after investing $308 million into infrastructure and athletics, the investors probably wanted to see a quicker return on their money. GCU chose not to pay dividends on its stock and allowed its stock prices to continue to rise. The easiest and quickest way to do that is in athletics. A jump to the Division I level would see ticket prices rise, television numbers soar and the overall value of the Antelopes program rocket into uncharted heights. The move to Division I hasn’t come with open arms, however. Other Division I schools believe GCU isn’t operating on the same playing field. GCU has an obligation to its investors to make money, which is completely different than the other Division I schools. Public and private universities use either taxpayer and/or endowment money that is put back into the school to use for research and education, which contributes to making the community a smarter and better place. Even though they’ve seen a drastic increase in enrollment since 2004, GCU offers no research programs, probably because research institutes don’t have high or any returns on investment. In fact, GCU has no dental or medical school. However, it offers online classes in business, psychology, liberal arts and nursing, degrees that don’t require as much money for funding. GCU’s obligation to its investors means they are cherry-picking where they can make the most money, which ultimately falls to sports. They have an unfair advantage because they don’t need to balance the needs of taxpayers and students. Essentially, GCU is a sports team that offers schooling where as Arizona is a university that offers sports. Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne chose not to comment on the issue, but did say, “We will fulfill this year’s obligation to play the scheduled games, and after that, nothing is yet planned.”


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UA ‘Suits’ up with Hoffman, Schull


LEFT, CENTER STUDENTS and community members gather in Gallagher Theater in the Student Union Memorial Center. RIGHT “SUITS” star Rick Hoffman sips an Eegee’s while answering questions after an episode screening. Students flocked to Gallagher Theater to meet the stars and watch an unreleased episode of the hit show “Suits’.”


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If you walked into the Student Union Memorial Center last night around 6 p.m., you would have witnessed one of the largest throngs of students the building had seen in quite some time. Extending from the front of Gallagher Theater out into the breezeway in front of the Bookstore, eager students waited in line to experience a unique night that was all about USA’s law drama “Suits.” For those unfamiliar with the show, “Suits” revolves around the fictitious New York law firm Pearson Hardman. The show resumes its third season on March 6 and, in anticipation, the show has embarked on the Suits College Tour, which hits the likes of Harvard, UCLA and our very own university. Those in attendance were treated to a sneak peak of the first episode of the second half of the third season, which was followed by a Q&A with two members of the cast, Amanda Schull and UA alumnus Rick Hoffman. Prior to the screening, the Gallagher Theater was buzzing with the chatter of excited students, who sported plastic “Suits” badges around their necks. When asked what they were looking

The duo answered questions from Holbrook, forward to, some simply desired an episode to as well as some students themselves had get the second half of the season into gear. “Hopefully just a good episode to start the submitted. Those whose questions were season back up,” said Ben Grabowski, a business selected received either a signed T-shirt or a management junior. “See the cast members too. DVD. Hoffman, a UA alumnus, walked onto stage That’ll be cool.” Some prepared themselves for the night by proudly sporting a UA hoodie, Eegee’s in hand. refreshing themselves on what happened on the Schull, who attended Indiana University, joined in on the school spirit with previous episode, which aired a Wildcat foam claw as she back on Sept. 13. came on stage. “I watched the last episode Something Hoffman arrived in town today so I could recap before interesting a couple of days prior to the I came to this,” said Erin happens in Tuesday night tour stop and Evangelist, an engineering these last six. reacquainted himself with management sophomore. “I just his old haunts. think that it’ll be fun watching ... It’s pretty “It feels like home, you before, and watch it here in this catastrophic. know?” Hoffman said. “It’s environment.” — Rick Hoffman, been a while.” The theater lent itself to “Suits” actor He drew in his UA crowd a unique group viewing by telling how he was barred experience. Watching a from Dirtbag’s for three television show with hundreds of others resulted in more laughter, more gasps years, as well as getting a general consensus on how people think the basketball team will fare and more exclamations. After the screening, Schull, who plays Katrina without Brandon Ashley. Hoffman also delivered that two-word line Bennett, and Hoffman, who plays Louis Litt, participated in a question and answer session that Wildcat fans hold near and dear to their hearts. Hint: The first word rhymes with “duck” moderated by TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook.

and the second is “ASU.” Without giving too much away, Hoffman and Schull talked about the upcoming episodes and their characters and how they will change. “She is a very strong lady and her allegiance to Louis will be tested later on in the season,” Schull said, speaking of her character Katrina. Both kept mum on specifics resulted in numerous teasers and ambiguous statements that can only be guessed at. “Something happens, in these last six, to the characters, and it’s pretty catastrophic,” Hoffman said. “Something very interesting happens to Louis.” Although “Suits” has been said to have a certain appeal to millennials, Hoffman said he was nevertheless surprised and thankful for such a strong turnout. “I gotta thank you guys for showing up. It’s really a shock to all of us on this tour that you guys are here,” Hoffman said. “I cannot tell you how sincere it is for you to show up for our show, and for us, so, please, it’s a round of applause for all of you.” — Follow Alex Guyton @TDwildcatfilm

The rise of casual games BY TORSTEN WARD The Daily Wildcat

The powerhouse that is casual gaming has taken the gaming world by storm in recent years, and it doesn’t look like it’ll let up any time soon. With the rise and fall of “Flappy Bird” (pun intended), we’ve seen just how popular these simple games can become in such a short time, without any help from marketing or production studios. In fact, “Flappy Bird” was created by just one man, Nguyen Ha Dong, in what he described as just a few nights’ time. Yet “Flappy Bird” is the talk of the town — a true sensation, with fans of the game even going so far as to threaten Dong’s life for taking the game off the Apple and Android app stores on Sunday. “Flappy Bird” isn’t alone; games like “Draw Something,” “Temple Run,” “Doodle Jump,” “Jetpack Joyride,” “Fruit Ninja”, “Tiny Wings,” “Plants vs. Zombies” and “Tap Tap” have been around for years and have only grown in popularity over time. Even more recent games like “Minion Rush” and “QuizUp” are proving to be new additions to the list of breakout casual games. So what is it that makes these games so popular?

Mobility When compared to modern consoles like Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 or even the Wii U, it’s easy to see what separates games like “Assassin’s Creed” from those like “Flappy Bird”: You can’t just play them anywhere. Just like pornography, games are categorized using terms like “hardcore” and “softcore.” Hardcore games like “BioShock” require an extensive amount of playtime in order to reach the game’s full potential. This time is spent on consoles that can actually support the intended gameplay of these hardcore games. Then there are softcore games like “Candy Crush,” which you can play anywhere and anytime you have a few minutes and nothing to do (assuming you haven’t run out of lives yet). Before class — hell, even during class — kids are playing games on their

phones. I even saw one of my English teachers playing “Fruit Ninja” during an in-class screening a couple of years ago. You can’t just pop open “The Last of Us” on your phone and fight clickers for a few minutes in-between business meetings — but you can dice up some watermelons.

Connectivity Just about everything requires Facebook connectivity these days. Casual games are no exception. They aren’t just on our phones, but are also connected to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, making them more competitive, more engaging and harder to put down. Remember a few years ago when you started deleting friends off of Facebook because they wouldn’t stop sending you “FarmVille” requests? That’s how it all started. Now, most games link you to your friends so you can play together. This is perfect for games like “Words With Friends,” which center around multiplayer gameplay. But it is otherwise totally useless to your gaming experience, other than to show how much better that one girl from high school is at your new favorite game. Great. Now you have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning tapping, tilting and swiping your way to the top of the leaderboards only to be beaten tomorrow by some random guy in your anthropology course. Sucks, doesn’t it? Not for game developers, who can make hundreds of thousands of dollars a day off of in-game ads alone. Nonetheless, these connectivity features keep us playing day after day under the illusion that we’re actually socializing.

Simplicity So, why aren’t pocket-sized game consoles like the PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS outselling iPhones? They offer the same things, don’t they? Not always. Simplicity in design draws in not only the eye, but also the mind. Games like “Flappy Bird” are entrancing because they are so simple and mindless that we lose ourselves


in them. Just like your favorite pair of jeans, these casual games are just that: casual. There is no complexity, no in-depth story to follow, no message to take from the game. It’s as simple as a number — and if my number is higher than your number, I win. That’s it. Looking back at the short history of electronics, it’s incredible that our phones are now also our televisions, our newspapers, our cameras, our ATMs — they compile everything worthwhile into one tiny package. Now, game consoles can be added to that list, because casual games are taking over our phones and our lives. And who’s complaining? We can always just stop, right? Right?

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