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UA student leaders stand by ASA amid controversy BRITTNY MEJIA Arizona Daily Wildcat
Despite allegations of misspent funds and the resignation of five ASU board members from ASA, UA student leaders have announced their support of ASA and said they are focused on moving forward. Following the recent controversy surrounding the Arizona Students’ Association, student leaders have prioritized registering students to vote, as well as maintaining communication with students about the organization. “At the end of the day, it’s all of the students that this affects,” said Associated Students of the University of Arizona President Katy Murray. “I want to make sure our students have
accurate information, and it’s up to them to make their decision because I am just supposed to be our voice and tell people what our students want.” Murray said she plans to email the UA student body, detailing what ASA is, the issues student money has gone to and what has been done for students since the creation of the organization, as well as an explanation of the recent controversy. Along with communicating with students, Murray has spoken with ASUA elected officials, the president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council and administrators about the ASA controversy. Other student leaders have put their support behind ASA and are encouraging students to stand
some issues trying to work with ASU together. “What binds us as a group of student leaders to restructure the students is more than what divides organization. “My whole deal was that at the first us,” said GPSC President Zachary sight of conflict, you Brooks. “We’re going to don’t even want to talk have disagreements, but At the end of the about trying to fix an we can probably do a lot day, it’s all of the organization,” Murray more together as a group students that this said. “I have really of students, as a family, tried to say, ‘Let’s make as a group of elected affects. this work,’ but it’s really representatives, than we — Katy Murray, hard when you have a can separately.” ASUA president side that doesn’t seem Murray said she like they want to try has maintained communication with the Arizona to get through the conflict and talk State University — Tempe about it.” Some ASA directors have put undergraduate student government president and has also kept in contact conflict aside as they focus their with Northern Arizona University’s attention on registering students to student leaders regarding ASA issues. ASA, 2 However, she said there have been
ASUA party rocks the voters RACHEL MCCLUSKEY Arizona Daily Wildcat
A crowd of people filled Geronimo Plaza on Wednesday evening for a viewing of the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. The broadcast was part of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona’s Rad, White and Blue Block Party, which aimed to promote student voter registration along with providing entertainment for students. The Arizona Students’ Association also ran a table where students could register to vote. Most students heard about the event through flyers that were handed out by ASUA. Many encouraged their friends to come with them; the sisters from Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority decided to all go to the block party together to support participation in the election. “I think it’s really important for people our age, especially because all of us are old enough to vote now, that we do vote and that we know exactly what we’re voting for,” said Natalie Ramirez, an undeclared freshman and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, “and that we have our own opinions instead of just basing them off our parents’
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Tucson ranks high in poverty census STEPHANIE CASANOVA Arizona Daily Wildcat
With a 20.4 percent poverty rate, Tucson is the nation’s sixth-poorest metropolitan region, according to a September census report, a statistic that correlates with the city’s low ranking in education. A low-ranking education system, high unemployment rates and low wages are factors causing the high poverty rate, according to Marshall Vest, director of the UA Economic and Business Research Center at the Eller College of Management. “I just think that we have a whole lot of poor people who live here,” Vest said. Arizona ranks poorly in many aspects of education, including number of high school dropouts, classroom sizes and funding per student. Education, Vest added, is the key to a strong economy. Richard Miranda, Tucson’s city manager, said he agrees that there is a correlation between poverty and education in Tucson. “I think the investment into education is one that we have to take a hard look at if we’re going to improve the economy,” Miranda said. Javier Lagarda, a management information systems senior, said that there’s a cycle that needs to be broken in order to improve the economy, starting with improving education. Lagarda said he’s seen a
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Disposing of electronics may get easier MATT BURNS Arizona Daily Wildcat
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PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE and biomedical engineering Marvin Slepian is working to develop biodegradable electronics.
A collaborative effort between a UA researcher and a researcher at the University of Illinois could be the end of businesses in the computer-recycling industry. Dr. Marvin Slepian, a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at UA, and John Rogers, an engineering and material science professor at Illinois and the project’s primary investigator, are in the early stages of a development that aims to make electronics biodegradable. Slepian said that past years in electronics development have been focused on making circuitry faster and smaller, a phenomenon known as Moore’s Law, which states that computing power will increase at an exponential rate. However, development in those areas is approaching its limits, as conventional circuit designs begin to reach the extent of what is physically possible. Slepian said that because of this, development in other directions is important. “Electronics today are made of components that are permanent: silicon in thick form, metals and plastics,” Slepian said. “All these things form components, but
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they’re permanent, so you wind up changing your computer every few years, or your cellphone, and a lot of the stuff becomes electronic junk.” Slepian calls these kinds of electronics “transient electronics,” adding that two years ago, he and Rogers were able to develop stretchable electronics, and that they are now focusing on making them completely degradable. The transient electronics use a degradable “backbone,” such as silk, as a base for mounting circuits on. The circuit components are made of materials such as magnesium, thin iron and extremely thin silicon, all of which are dissolvable. Rogers and Slepian have successfully developed degradable versions of basic circuit components such as capacitors and resistors, which means that these components could be used to create larger and more complex circuits and devices. Rogers and Slepian also showcased a heating device that was implanted into an animal model, and degraded over the course of a few weeks without causing any damage or inflammation to the tissue.
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Community Chatter Do you find it surprising that Tucson’s poverty rate is the sixth highest in the nation? STEPHANIE CASANOVA
“It surprises me that it’s that high but not too much because you do see a lot of poor neighborhoods. You do see a lot more of those than wealthy neighborhoods in Tucson so it’s not that surprising.” — Brandon Brown, pre-computer science freshman
“I don’t think it’s surprising just because we do have a population that’s really big like that, but I wouldn’t rank us in that. I didn’t think we were that low on the poll. I think it’s shocking when you put it in reference to all the other cities, but when I think about it, it kind of makes sense because of where we are in Arizona in just relation to the border … It just happens that the economic standing of a lot of people just isn’t that good.”
“No. I’m a Tucson native and I grew up here on the lower income side of town. It really doesn’t surprise me from some of the stuff I’ve seen, especially if you drive more on the south side of Tucson you kind of see a lot of beat-up houses, so it doesn’t really surprise me … You look at the buildings, look at the houses, you can kind of see how it’s not the most prospering part of town.”
“Yes, it does surprise me because growing up next to the border in San Diego I’ve seen a lot more poor cities where I’ve seen more homeless people and more poverty … just in California I’ve seen over four cities that are poorer.”
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vote before voter registration ends Tuesday. “My big focus this week has been pushing this vote campaign, and my secondary focus has been the conflict,” said Jordan King, ASA vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of internal affairs, “because if I spend all this time focusing on the conflict I’m not helping the students of Arizona.” Moving forward, student leaders stress their support for the organization and what it stands for. “I really do support ASA because this is the only organization in the state of Arizona that gives every single Arizona student a voice,” Murray said. “I will stand by that to the end.”
— Will Clement, pre-computer science freshman
— Paige Hahn, wildlife conservation sophomore
— Odell Howell, sociology senior
— Maureen McClard, respiratory therapy sophomore
“No. I’m isolated in a job and paying for college. It’s a pretty average lifestyle having trouble finding a job.”
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“You just have to know how to reel it [immigration] in and use it,” he said. “The poverty issue is not going to be something that’s an overnight fix.” from page 1 Vest said that Tucson’s public education system needs to prepare pattern of decrease in funding per student and increase in funding per people for a quality workforce, giving them the skills that they need. retired citizen every year. Another necessity to improve Tucson’s poverty level is quality jobs, “We’re horrible in public education,” Lagarda said. “I feel that the meaning employers who can pay a decent wage, Vest added. government is not funding the right sorts of individuals.” “Keep kids in school and keep them involved and give them the skills The small percentage of high school graduates attending college is a that they need,” Vest said, “and I think the jobs will follow.” disincentive for large corporations who want to hire students right out of The poverty rate in Tucson has been consistently high in previous college. The lack of corporations in Tucson leads the few students who do years, Vest said. Fixing Tucson’s poverty will require years, he added. receive a higher education to leave the state because there’s nobody to “I don’t think anything has changed over the past 10 months,” Vest said. hire them locally, Lagarda said. “The state doesn’t have a big corporate presence,” Lagarda said. “I feel that the government just doesn’t realize it and they just are looking to get their votes and get their paychecks.” Mike Varney, president and chief executive officer of the Tucson Metro Chamber, said unemployment is the number one concern that needs to be addressed in order to improve Tucson’s economy. Jobs allow people to McAllen, Texas — 37.7 percent support themselves and their families rather than relying on government Fresno, Calif. — 25.8 percent support, Varney said. While there are some signs that Tucson is moving in the right direction, El Paso, Texas — 24.7 percent Varney said a higher level of cooperation from the city and county Bakersfield, Calif. — 24.5 percent government officials is necessary in order to create more jobs. “We have some political leaders that don’t quite understand the Modesto, Calif. — 23.8 percent urgency of creating jobs throughout our community and getting our Tucson — 20.4 percent citizens back to work,” Varney said. Miranda said the city is working on improving its economy and Albuquerque, N.M. — 20.4 percent providing incentives for businesses to expand, relocate and open new locations in Tucson. Investments in downtown projects such as the Toledo, Ohio — 20.2 percent modern streetcar, new housing projects, restaurants, bars and other New Orleans — 19.5 percent businesses are helping create jobs for Tucsonans. Tucson needs a long-term plan to improve its economy over the next 10 . Lakeland, Fla. — 19.4 percent to 15 years, Lagarda said, adding that understanding immigration policies and learning how to work with them is vital to the revitalization of the economy.
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This means that in the future it would be possible in the future to create consumer electronics that degrade, instead of sitting in landfills. Slepian said that this is a long-term goal, however, and that the advances he and Rogers have made are merely a starting point.
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opinions.” As far as ASUA was concerned, the event, which had been in the making since May, was a success. “I am beyond thrilled at the success of tonight’s event,” ASUA President Katy Murray said in a written statement. “There were so many people watching the debate, registering to vote, and viewing the concert. It’s great to see the campus community getting civically
A much more immediate application of transient electronics could be in the medical field, where they could be used to create temporary implantable sensors or monitors that would safely dissolve inside a patient’s body, as opposed to permanent devices, which are much harder on the body. Slepian said that this progress demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary and interuniversity collaboration.
“The beauty of the collaborative effort is that they [University of Illinois] are hardcore electronics people that are fabricating things,” he said, “and we [UA] are working on novel applications of these things, and talking about how we might want to design specific devices.” Slepian added that the project is in its very early stages, and that putting a device on the market is still in the long-term future.
engaged and informed!” After the debate, Tucson’s mayor, Jonathan Rothschild, spoke to students to encourage them to vote. “I think the way we get a best democracy is getting as many people understanding what the issues are and then voting,” Rothschild said. “The things they [politicians] are talking about take years to happen. They are really talking about young people’s futures.” Following the debate, California band Radical Something performed for nearly an hour in Main Gate Square. The block in front of Silver Mine Subs at the corner of University Boulevard
and Tyndall Avenue was packed with concertgoers. The band’s members said that they are registered voters and promoted their slogan, “juiced to vote,” throughout the concert. “It’s very important for the youth to take advantage of the opportunity to vote because it’s our country and we are going to be living in it in the future,” said Loggy, one of the three band members, who prefers to go by stage name. “It’s up to us to figure out what kind of America we want and what kind of leader we want,” Radical Something member Josh Cocktail said.
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DENVER — With the presidency hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed sharply Wednesday in their first debate, trying to convince voters they’re uniquely qualified to lead the country to full recovery from the worst economic downturn since the 1930s. The economy and domestic issues were the focus of the 90-minute showdown between the presidential candidates, the first of three nationally televised face-offs with an audience expected to total in the tens of millions. They met at the University of Denver at a time when the country remained closely divided between the two and millions of Americans are looking for the best path to restore jobs and paychecks. Jim Lehrer of PBS moderated the debate. “We’ve begun to fight our way back,” Obama said at the outset, arguing that his policies are turning the economy around. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do.” Romney countered by noting his encounters with people who have approached him in recent days asking for help finding work for themselves or their families. “We can help, but it’s going to take a different path,” Romney said. “The path that we’re on has been unsuccessful. Trickle down government will not work.” The debate opened with a personal moment, Obama noting it was his 20th wedding anniversary and calling himself the “luckiest man on Earth.” Then he launched into a recitation of what he called progress on the economy. “Governor Romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes skewed toward the wealthy and cut regulations, we’ll be better off. I have a different view,” he said. He would stress education and training, and reduce the federal deficit in a “balanced way.” He called for a “new economic patriotism” that says “America does best when the middle class does best.” Romney joked that the debate was clearly the most romantic place Obama could be on his anniversary. Then he got serious. He said Obama’s policies haven’t worked. Romney described his five-part plan, including a path to a balanced federal budget, getting tougher with China and being friendlier to small business. Romney called Obama’s approach “trickledown government.” Obama, asked to respond, suggested corporate tax rates should go down, but he also wants to close loopholes for companies shipping jobs overseas. On energy, Obama said, he and Romney agree domestic energy production needs to be boosted. But Obama also wants to promote “energy sources of the future,” like wind and biofuels. Romney said Obama had exaggerated the tax cut he proposes. “The people who are having a hard time right now are middle-income Americans,” Romney said, adding middleincome people are being “buried,” a phrase used by Vice President Joe Biden this week. Romney was not precise about how Obama was exaggerating. “I’m not looking to cut massive taxes,” he said, and pledged “no tax cut that adds to the deficit,” though he would not provide specifics. Romney would retain Bush-era tax cuts and slice income tax rates 20 percent across the board. Obama would retain the Bush rates only for families
earning less than $250,000 and individuals making less than $200,000. Heading into the debate, the race boiled down to a series of charges and countercharges backed by waves of negative TV ads seen in swing states (only about 10 states are really seen as up for grabs). Romney argues that he has the business skills to help create jobs and that Obama’s policies of more government spending and regulation have slowed the recovery. Obama counters that his fixes are working, albeit slowly, and that Romney’s tax cuts would help the wealthy and make deficits worse. High on the list for Wednesday: disagreements over taxes, government spending, the new government health care law and immigration. Obama has an edge over Romney in most national and swing state polls. But Romney holds the edge on the economy. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that voters think Romney would better handle the economy by 49 percent to 45 percent. The survey also showed slightly more voters think the economy will be better if Romney wins. Part of the voters’ judgment is likely to involve their perceptions of how things are going, and economic indicators are mixed. Unemployment has topped 8 percent since February 2009, the month after Obama took office, an unusually long stretch for such a high rate. But the president can argue that unemployment has slowly dropped since its 10-percent peak two years ago. Consumer confidence, a key barometer of public mood, jumped last month, but even that spike only brought it back to its February level, according to data compiled by the Conference Board, a New York-based research group. And household income continues to lag. A study by Sentier Research found that in the three years ending in June, inflation-adjusted median household income tumbled 4.8 percent, even worse than the 2.7-percent drop during the recession itself. To Romney, those numbers are strong evidence that the economy needs help, and that a bloated government and its spiraling debt has hurt it badly. Leading up to the debate, he argued that there’s been a huge redistribution of wealth from the wealthy to lower income people, and his camp has been citing a 1998 recording of Obama backing the idea. A Wall Street Journal study of census figures found that 49.4 percent of people lived in a household where people got some government help, well above the 30 percent of the 1980s. “We can’t afford four more years of Obama’s failed policies. This is not what a real recovery looks like,” said Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Romney. Obama vigorously defends his policies. He’s countered that without government stimulus, the economy would be in even worse shape, as he offers “a genuine sense of what we’ve been through over the last four years,” Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said. The president, he said, planned to discuss “the progress we’ve made going forward and then, most importantly, what we have to do over the next four years to continue strengthening our economy, building our economy from the middle out, putting more people back to work, and strengthening our education system, a whole host of things.”
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Correction In Wednesday’s issue, a brief ran on page 2 explaining details of the special senatorial election for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. The brief incorrectly stated that the results of the election would be announced at the end of the Rad, White and Blue Block Party on Wednesday night. The results of the election will in fact be announced at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the Student Union Memorial Center’s Rincon Room. The Arizona Daily Wildcat regrets the error.
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SAT score inaccurately measures readiness Hollie Dowdle
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he SAT: Also known as the place where your college dreams went to die. Those who struggled through that booklet of confusing questions and “comprehensive” nonsense understand. Remember the score that reminded you that you weren’t going to your dream school? In 2012, more students than ever faced the same realization. The recent SAT report revealed that more than half of all SAT takers did not meet the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark score of 1550 out of 2400. According to the College Board, students who achieve that mark have a 65 percent likelihood of earning a Baverage or higher during their freshman year at a university. These students are also expected to have higher retention rates throughout their four years at a university. Only 43 percent of 2012 SAT takers scored a 1550 or higher. The United States education system is failing because less than half of kids who want to go to college are prepared to do so, said College Board President Gaston Caperton. Are students these days truly unprepared for college? Some are. But is the SAT an accurate and complete assessment of an individual’s ability to succeed in college in the first place? Absolutely not. Although the College Board acknowledges that high school grades and SAT scores combined are a better indicator of college success than just SAT scores, the College Board continues to say “the SAT is consistently shown to be a fair and valid predictor of college success for all students, regardless of gender, race or socio-economic status.” The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, known as FairTest, expressed doubts about the SAT’s objectivity, as it fails to measure a student’s ability to think deeply and creatively. The College Board claims “the SAT also measures how well students can apply their knowledge, a factor that is critical to college and career success.” But, as FairTest points out, the test also forces students to make sense of material and questions they are not familiar with. Dr. Amy C. Kimme Hea, director of the UA Writing Program, said she believes that incoming college freshmen are prepared for college. She teaches classes like English 101, advanced writing, business writing 307 and also graduate level classes on rhetoric and composition. Kimme Hea said she believes that students from all ends of the spectrum can and will succeed in higher education. The English department uses a placement matrix to determine which version of freshman English students will take. Although most place into English 101, other classes employ in-class studio writing for students whose writing skills are not as developed. However, Kimme Hea also argues that writing is more than just a “skill.” It is a way of reaching ideas, understanding the purposes of writing and learning how to communicate with different audiences. In order to better prepare high school students for college, Kimme Hea suggests there should be more conversation between college teachers and high school teachers. “I think the best way of approaching any gaps is for high school students and English teachers is to communicate,” she said. The English department has already taken steps toward increased collaboration with a service in the UA Writing Program that includes resources for high school teachers. SAT scores are not always a valid predictor of college success. Even students who scored below the College Board’s benchmark aren’t doomed to low grades and low retention rates. Students with a strong work ethic can easily surpass petty predictions of their success in higher education. — Hollie Dowdle is a journalism junior. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.
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Playing party politics will prevent real reform of ASA Dan Desrochers Arizona Daily Wildcat
he Arizona Students’ Association has its flaws, which is why Associated Students of the University of Arizona President Katy Murray made the two-hour drive up to Tempe on Sept. 21 to speak with ASU student body President Mark Naufel. There, they discussed ways to improve the way the association operates. Murray said she left the meeting feeling that ASU and the UA were on the same page, and that reform would soon follow. Then the ASU Senate passed a bylaw stating that the president doesn’t have to be part of the board of directors of ASA. By Sept. 28, all of the student presidents from ASU’s campuses had resigned and Naufel had posted a long paragraph an on his Facebook page vaguely outlining his problems with ASA and promising more details to come. In 1974, the ASU, UA and Northern Arizona University student body presidents created ASA to build unity among Arizona’s three universities. ASA consists of nine full-time staff members, a
board of student directors and around 20 to 25 interns from each campus. While Naufel has outlined many reasons for wanting to leave ASA, one of his main issues is the allocation of funds to support Proposition 204. Proposition 204 would extend a one-cent sales tax that gives money to education, and ASA has negotiated it so that 80 percent of the money higher education receives goes toward funding financial aid. According to its website, ASA wants to make sure “higher education in Arizona is affordable and accessible by advocating to elected officials and running issue campaigns to engage the students.” If this proposition is passed, ASA will have fulfilled its goals. ASA has donated $100,000 toward campaigning for Proposition 204, and as ASA’s funding comes from a $2 fee paid by each student, that means that students financed the campaign. Naufel argued that using student fee money that way was inappropriate.
When pressed for more information about his resignation, Naufel pointed to an investigative report by the Goldwater Institute, a traditionally conservative publication that didn’t even get comments from directors from UA or NAU for its story. He was relying on a right-leaning organization to “expose” a left leaning one. But lowering tuition and getting more scholarship money for students tend to be more liberal platforms, so it only makes sense that ASA appears to be left-leaning. Furthermore, it shouldn’t matter whether Proposition 204 is a Democratic or Republican piece of legislation. Education is not a partisan issue. Being a non-partisan organization doesn’t mean refusing to support anything with a Democratic or Republican tag. It means that party doesn’t matter when looking at issues. “Do I think this organization is perfect?” Murray said “No. I don’t think it’s flawless.” But that doesn’t mean the board can’t work together to reform the program, and that certainly doesn’t mean that party politics should get in the way of representing the students. — Dan Desrochers is a pre-journalism sophomore. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter via @drdesrochers.
children’s tuition when us graduate students are sitting on student loans from our undergraduate degrees (which many of our parents did NOT pay for) living in high-crime areas, working 60-hour weeks and paying for medical/dental work out of pocket. God-forbid you have pre-existing medical conditions since our In response to “UA Faculty Senate debates professors’ salaries” (by medical insurance no longer covers them. I am extremely fortunate to Kyle Mittan, Oct. 2): not have a pre-existing condition, but this is absolutely absurd! I have been a staff member at the U of A for over 9 years now and also — Another grad student have not seen a pay increase in years, despite the increase in health insurance and parking. I bring home less now than I did 5 years ago. I find errors in syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation in the I have been in my current position for nearly 2 years and have not above statements. What are the standards for hiring of staff and gradueven had one review. I don’t press it because I know I won’t get a merit ate assistants? Circle K is hiring, y’all. Or you could drive a cab. increase anyway, so why bother. It bothered me, when I was in school, that many of the instructors As far as laying staff members off, I don’t think that is a good idea, we and their staff were clearly not qualified to teach at a post-secondary make the jobs easier for the faculty. We are their support. level. (UA, class of ‘77.) Apparently standards have not improved. However, I do know of many that I see with my own eyes that could I seem to be better educated than any of you, yet I have toiled at a have their hours reduced to part time. Many are on Facebook or number of menial jobs. I now work in the field of my choice. I too am personal phone calls or chatting it up in the hallways throughout the grossly underpaid, and must work 72 hours or more each week to get by. day, which I resent because I am a hard worker and I do way more than It seems to be the way things are, and will be. My computer is 10 what I get paid for. years old. My phone works, as a phone. I walk to work, use my library I do not feel that raises across the board are necessary, but those of card, rarely dine out, clip coupons and grow my own. I have not bought us who work hard and are deserving of a merit increase should have new shoes since Bush was telling me how good things are fixing to be. the opportunity. Right now, there is no opportunity. Beats Bombay. — SNC There is no dishonor in leaving academia for real-world employment. Join us in the trenches, even if you have to dig them. Most of Exactly. And what about those of us with dental problems? Need to what you teach is false and irrelevant. see a dentist? U of A doesn’t care. No insurance for you, buddy. Basic Abandon the sinking ship, and swim for the beckoning shore. You dental procedures don’t exactly cost “chump change” at our pay rate. will be happier, and your work might even make sense to you. Work in I’m in one of the HIGHEST paying departments at the university and a decent restaurant, and you will eat well once daily. Work at Circle K, I see $325/week. I feel sorry for the graduate students who receive less and you can at least steal enough beer to feel better about things for a funding than us even. while. I’ve heard various staff members (non-students) speaking to/about I say all of this with the compassion I must feel for those who are graduate students as if we are children. Maybe some students are on bewildered by the lack of proportion in this world. Politicians, pundits, their parents’ payroll. That’s not true for me, and I don’t think that’s and banksters make bundles for spouting BS, while teachers, cops and true for the majority of students. And dental/medical work is quite paramedics shop for nearly expired ground beast to feed their children. expensive. If this bothers you, do something more than showing up tomorrow for We shouldn’t be arguing about faculty pay raises so that they can another round of WTF. To the ramparts, or STFU. pay their mortgage or make payments on their nice car or pay for their — dave
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A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Highland Avenue underpass at about 10:58 p.m. on Sept. 27, in response to a corporal’s advisory that a large group of people from the Alpha Delta Pi Date Dash buses ran from him in the area. The corporal said it looked like they had been fighting, so he requested assistance. The corporal also said that many of the students were wearing green body suits. Once the additional officer arrived at the scene, he saw several individuals running southbound on Cherry Avenue, across from First Street. One of the individuals was dressed in a green, fullbody spandex suit. The officer then activated his lights to stop the individual in the green suit. When the officer exited his patrol vehicle, the student began running, but ran right into another officer in a marked patrol unit, and turned southbound away from both officers. The first officer followed the student into the alley just south of First Street and saw a large group of people running toward the back entrance of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house. Other officers reported a group of about 15 men running into the the Highland Avenue Parking Garage, five of them wearing green body suits. The officer near the fraternity house heard people shouting and running inside the house. The officer knocked on the gate multiple times, but there was no response. Then the second officer, who had one of the subjects detained, arrived at the fraternity house. A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon then arrived at the scene and was notified of the situation. He told the officers that he was aware of the altercation but didn’t know about the students who ran into the fraternity house. The first officer told the fraternity member that he had knocked at the gate multiple times. The member told the officer that there is a “chain” regarding who answers the door, but that someone should have answered the door regardless. He told the officer that it was inappropriate for the individuals to run into the house away from the cops and not answer the door when the officer knocked. A code of conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students Office regarding the fraternity.
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Misunderstood Titles Lecture and Book Signing - ‘Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization’ Celebrate Banned Books Week by participating in a number of free events exploring censorship issues in Tucson. All are invited to view the exhibition, attend the lectures and join the discussion on challenging censorship and celebrating our freedom to read. Robert A. Williams Jr., the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law, will speak about his most recent book, “Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization.” A book sale and signing follow the talk. The exhibit and accompanying lectures were coordinated by the University Libraries with support from Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and the Tucson chapter of REFORMA, an association that promotes library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 at the University Libraries. Observed since
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Professional Development Seminar - ‘Interviewing for Jobs and Internships’ Learn what to expect and how to prepare for an interview so you can answer interview questions with ease. No advance registration is required. Oct. 4, 1:30-2:20pm, Student union Memorial Center411. Professional Development Seminar - ‘Resume and Letter Writing’ This seminar provides information about how to write your professional resume and job search letters, focusing on content and format. Please join us! No advance registration required. Oct. 4, 3-3:50pm, Student Union Memorial Center 411.
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Guest Curator Lawrence Gipe to Discuss German Op-Art Ceramics at UAMA Reception The University of Arizona Museum of Art is hosting an opening reception featuring guest curator Lawrence Gipe, who will speak about the exhibition “In Relief: German Op-Art Ceramics, 1955-1975.”Lawrence Gipe, UA associate professor of studio art, will speak about his fascinating research into the history of the unique German ceramics known as relief-porzellan. His talk brings to light the stories behind the factories where they were massproduced and the individual artists who created the objects. Oct. 4, 5pm, University of Arizona Museum of Art.
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Piñon stays close to home for Wildcats Yavapai College transfer pitcher will face her previous school on Sunday JAMES KELLEY Arizona Daily Wildcat
Estela Piñon is a Tucson native who used to pitch for Yavapai College. When Piñon decided to transfer from Yavapai, an NJCAA powerhouse, it made perfect sense to travel just down the road from Yavapai to the UA. “We’re really excited to have her,” head coach Mike Candrea said. “She’s homegrown, so coming from Sunnyside High School, I think is a big plus for us and hopefully for our fans and the community.” In 2011, Piñon played for Arizona assistant coach Stacey Iveson, who was the head coach of Yavapai at the time, and together they won the NJCAA national championship. Piñon was named team MVP in 2011. “I’ve watched her grow up in Tucson playing softball and she’s always been really, really successful,” Iveson said. “She’s just a super hard worker and she’s exactly what you’d want in someone on your team.” Piñon was an All-American at Yavapai. “It’s my hometown obviously, and
who wouldn’t want to come to U of A?” Piñon said. Piñon said she grew up going to UA games and after playing at Hillenbrand Stadium in high school, she made it a goal to play there again. “That was always my dream, coming to the U of A, pitching on that mound,” Piñon said. “I was like ‘Oh my god, I hope I can one day be here on this team’ and obviously now it’s a big honor to be here.” Piñon was named most valuable pitcher in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in 2011 and conference player of the year and MVP in 2012. “I saw her when she was younger and hoped I’d get a chance to coach her at Yavapai,” Iveson said. “I was fortunate to be able to work with her there for a year, and then when I left, she went on and had a great sophomore year. “Coach Candrea was very impressed with her in the fall and I had told him great things about her and the fact that she would fit in really well here.”
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PITCHER ESTELA Piñon grew up and attended junior college in Prescott, Ariz. She now plays softball for the Wildcats.
‘Peanut’ playing important role with injury to Tevis KYLE JOHNSON Arizona Daily Wildcat
Jared Tevis has been one of Arizona’s most valuable defensive players so far this season, as he’s the secondleading tackler and has two interceptions. On Saturday against Oregon State, Tevis was forced to leave the game with an ankle injury, and the Wildcats needed someone to fill his role as the “bandit” safety in the UA’s 3-3-5 defense. Enter Peanut. For a safety described by his coaches and teammates as “physical” and “aggressive,” redshirt freshman Patrick Onwuasor doesn’t have the most intimidating of nicknames. “He’s got a little peanut-shaped head,” receiver Dan Buckner said. “It’s not the first time he’s heard it,” Buckner added. “I mean when you’ve got a peanut head, you’re gonna notice that you’ve got a peanut head.” The Peanut moniker has followed Onwuasor since he was a kid, to the point that he said it sounds weird when people call him Patrick. “I’ve had it since I was little, so I just built it up when I came here,” Onwuasor said. If Tevis can’t return from his ankle injury anytime soon, Peanut might become a familiar sight outside of the Arizona locker room. Onwuasor has appeared in four different games this season, but his first extended playing time came against Oregon State. “Peanut played very physical, played pretty well,” head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “[Tevis] has been playing as great as any safety we’ve had in a long time, but Peanut came in and did a pretty solid job.” Onwuasor finished with eight tackles and made a couple big hits, including one early in the game that impressed linebacker Marquis Flowers. “He’s aggressive. I like [Onwuasor],” Flowers said. “Being young like that, I think it’s good for him to get in and I think he’s gonna do great. He has a lot of potential.” Onwuasor had no intention of playing defensive back
that offered the chance to play wide receiver instead of safety. Onwuasor never truly abandoned the safety mentality, though. During his time at wide receiver, he played aggressively and physically in practice. Both Flowers and Buckner noticed his physicality and tendency to hit people, even as a receiver. “Patrick is a physical dude no matter what side of the ball he’s on,” Buckner said. Once safety Adam Hall went down for the second consecutive season with an ACL tear, the coaches looked for a player to switch positions and add some more depth to the safety spot, and there was Onwuasor. His time at receiver won’t go to waste though, as Onwuasor said it helped give him some added understanding for the position he now defends. “I can read the receivers, I know what they’re doing,” he said. “I know how they come off the ball — if they’re really gonna run a route or if they’re gonna come out and pass block.” While a position change from offense to defense requires an adjustment, Onwuasor said his nerves weren’t a problem when he was thrown into the game, even though he was facing the No. 18 team in the nation. “When Tevis went down, nobody got nervous, they already knew I was ready,” Onwuasor said. “They just called my name and I was ready to play. I just played.” A large part of his confidence came from his close relationship with Tevis. Onwuasor said Tevis gave him instructions every time he went to the sidelines, and even though they’re part of the same class, Onwuasor looks up to Tevis like a “big brother.” He admitted that he’ll still be leaning on Tevis for some help, if he’s not ready to go against Stanford. Buckner sees a few larry hogan/arizona Daily Wildcat similarities between the two, in particular their hard-hitting SAFETY PATRICK ONWUASOR is being thrown into the spotlight on defense styles of play. after the injury to defensive leader Jared Tevis. “[Onwuasor] did his thing [against Oregon State],” Buckner when he came to the UA, but he’s embraced his role all the said. “I mean he stepped up big and I feel like he played same. When he committed to Arizona out of Inglewood, pretty good. I saw him making big hits and things like that. Calif., he didn’t come in as a top defensive recruit — in fact, “You like to see that coming in. Tevis makes big hits, so he he didn’t come as a defender at all. looked similar.” He chose Arizona because it was one of the few schools
Longtime Wildcat is ‘heart and soul’ of Arizona hockey JAMES KELLEY Arizona Daily Wildcat
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ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH Dave Dougall was a member of the 1985 Wildcats hockey championship team.
Last year the Arizona hockey team changed head coaches, uniforms and names, but it retained one major link to its past: associate coach Dave Dougall. In 2011, UA hockey players severed ties with the founder of Wildcat hockey, Leo Golembiewski, after he ran the program for 32 years. Vital to the transition was former Wildcats hockey player and coach Dougall. “He’s kind of the heart and soul of this team. Guys love him, guys respect him,” head coach Sean Hogan said. “He has a lot of pride in hockey at Arizona and Wildcat hockey.” Dougall was a captain of the Wildcats hockey team in the 1980s and has been a UA coach since 2005. “It was tough. You have loyalties because you played for that coach and he always treated me well and I knew he believed in the program,” Dougall said.
“But the transition was a positive step for the program, as far as being able to hire someone the caliber of Sean Hogan.” Dougall wasn’t happy about the change but said it was the right move for the program, which hasn’t made the national tournament since 2006. “I think it was tough initially. Any change you fight initially, at least mentally, and then you come to terms with it,” Dougall said. “Once I came to terms with what was going on and what needed to happen, I basically jumped on board.” Dougall helped the team find a new coach last summer. “He was a part of the hiring process for me,” Hogan said. “They leaned on him pretty heavily in terms of the hockey side of things, because he understood the way it needed to be run and how to be successful, so he played a major role.” Dougall graduated from Canyon del Oro High School in Tucson in 1983. He graduated from the UA with a degree in
operations management. “He’s meant a lot,” senior forward Brian Slugocki said. “He’s helped us through the biggest transition in the history of this team.” Dougall played at Arizona from 1983 to 1987 and on the 1985 national championship team. “Coach Dougall’s been fantastic,” said senior goalie David Herman. “Through the transition he was phenomenal. He’s always been there. Even when coach Golembiewski was our coach, he was always there as a great assistant coach to go talk to.” Herman said Dougall is an important tie to the past and that he is “always able to crack a joke when it needs to be cracked and lighten the mood.” “He’s always somebody who’s had our backs and that’s something I’ve always respected about him,” Slugocki, team captain, said. “He can bring a smile to
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HEAD COACH RICH RODRIGUEZ is a fan of the weather this time of year, especially after his last coaching stops in West Virginia and Michigan. To prepare for Saturday’s game against Stanford, which will be Arizona’s first afternoon game of the season at 12 p.m.the Wildcats have had early morning practices the last two days.
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Arizona first-year head coach Rich Rodriguez previously coached at West Virginia and Michigan, and as he enters the sixth week of the season for the Wildcats, he is relishing the Tucson weather. “I think it’s great, the beautiful weather,” Rodriguez said. “My friends up north and in the Midwest, in about a month or so, they’ll be wishing they had some of this heat.” Rodriguez and the Wildcats switched their practice schedule this week from late afternoon to 6 a.m. in an effort to get ready for
the first day game of the season at noon Saturday at No. 18 Stanford (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12). Apart from readying themselves for an early start time, the morning practices allow Arizona coaches and players to take advantage of the cool mornings. “I think some of the players like it because it’s a lot cooler,” Rodriguez said. “The coaches like it because we can watch the film [of practice] in the afternoons.” The early start time does have some drawbacks, though. There are players that have class as early as 8 a.m., so Rodriguez and the coaching staff may not have as much time as they would
like to go over certain details or points. “It’s hard to get a full practice in because of class,” Rodriguez said. “It feels like we’re rushing everything in the mornings.”
Freshman Capers continues to impress
Freshman safety Wayne Capers entered Saturday night’s loss against Oregon State after Jared Tevis suffered an injury, but may see more playing time since he impressed coaches with his athleticism and a pass breakup. “He’s a young, athletic guy and will probably play more and more,” Rodriguez said. “He’s a
very good athlete. He has a certain feel for the game.” Capers, a Pittsburgh, Pa., native, also played basketball in high school, as well as quarterback for the Chartiers Valley Colts. His athletic pedigree comes from his parents, who both played collegiate sports at Kansas, and his dad continued on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts. “He’s been impressive,” Fischer said. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s just a football player. Even if he doesn’t know the plays, he has a feel for where to go. It’s cool to watch him get in there and mix it up and kind of watch him grow up.”
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Sophomore Kevin Cordes is now one of Arizona’s top swimmers, but he didn’t always want to be. When he was younger, Cordes played basketball, baseball and football in addition to swimming. Cordes dropped football after his freshman year in high school, when he was convinced he had the potential to be one of the best swimmers in the world. “Kevin has true passion and an excellent work ethic,” head coach Eric Hansen said. “He has consistently motivated himself to work hard and succeed.” While swimming for Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill., Cordes set the 100m breaststroke school record, lettered for four years and earned four all-state and three all-Conference honors. Coming from a family of UA alumni, Cordes was immediately drawn to Arizona after graduating. “Both of my parents attended Arizona,” Cordes said. “My dad played football here in the ‘80s and I feel at home here.” In his first college tournament and fourth meet as a Wildcat last December, Cordes began to establish the foundation of his promising aquatic career when he cut his personal best time by nearly
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two seconds, earning a 51.76 in the 100m breaststroke at the Texas Invitational. He also compiled a respectable 1:53.55 in the 200m breaststroke. “I think he can repeat his success,” Hansen said. “No doubt about it. He knows that he can’t become complacent.” As the year progressed, more of Cordes’ talent began to show with his performance at his first NCAA Division I National Championships. Cordes compiled a 51.32 in his 100m breaststroke at the preliminaries, breaking an American record and shaving seconds off his time. He then went on to win his first national championship. “It felt amazing to win an individual national title as a freshman,” Cordes said. “My first year was a great experience.” Subsequently, he lowered his personal best in the 200m breaststroke by nearly three seconds while earning a time of 1:51.97 and placing third. Cordes was also part of the team that set the national record for the 200m medley with a time of 1:23.53 and had a personal split of 23.25. He was awarded All-American honors four times during the year. “Setting the record for the 200 medley felt amazing,” UA swimmer Mitchell Friedemann said. “Because it was a relay, it
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was pretty special to accomplish something like that while being dependent on three other swimmers. Everything had to go right.” During his freshman year, Cordes trained with some of the country’s best breaststrokers, including Olympian Amanda Beard and others from the U.S. National team.
Cordes, in possession of two American records and two national championships at the conclusion of his freshman year, was invited to participate in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., looking to drop his time even more at the trials. The 18-year-old ultimately finished third, less than half a second after the top two finishers who continued on to London. “It felt pretty good to compete against the world’s top swimmers,” Cordes said.
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all our faces when he’s on the ice and having a good time.” Dougall was named rookie of the year in 1984 and won best defenseman in 1986 and 1987. When Dougall played, though, he never thought he would eventually become a coach at Arizona. “It’s exciting. You feel the sense of pride within the university as far as wanting to carry on the tradition,” Dougall said. “We’ve always had a strong program through the years; you want to see that continue and it’s nice to feel like you have some
“Before coming to college, I never thought I had a chance to make the [Olympic] team, but placing third taught me a lot about my potential and how close I was to fulfilling my dreams.” As Cordes prepares for another tough season, he said he hopes that he will continue to improve. “My goal is Rio 2016,” Cordes said. “This year, I plan to improve my times from last year, work as hard as I can in NCAA relays and bring more championships to Arizona.”
type of impact in people’s lives.” Dougall also works for the UA, overseeing convenience stores for the UA Student Unions, like Highland Market, U-Mart and Bookend Café. When he was hired by the school in 2005, Dougall started helping with the hockey program. Golembiewski had asked Dougall to help out with the team a few years before, but Dougall was working at HoneyBaked Ham and his kids were young, so he didn’t have the time. When he started working for the UA, Golembiewski convinced him to watch tryouts and he volunteered for the first year. “Next thing I knew, I was doing it every year, getting more and more involved,” Dougall said.
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On Sunday, the Wildcats open the fall exhibition schedule against Yavapai at 3 p.m. at Hillenbrand Stadium, and Candrea plans to pitch Piñon against her former school. “It’s very exciting and little bit awkward,” Piñon said of pitching against Yavapai. Piñon compiled a 51-6 record and had 481 strikeouts with a 1.64 ERA in 346.1 innings in her Yavapai career. “She’s a very talented athlete that is really learning how to spin the ball a little more than just being a thrower,” Candrea said. “But she’s got a lot of tools and I’m really excited to watch her in some scrimmages in the next week or so.” Iveson said she is learning off-speed
Softball schedule released Arizona softball released its 2013 schedule, which will pit the Wildcats against five of the top six teams in the final 2012 ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25, including No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 California, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 5 Oregon and No. 6 LSU. Arizona will also play six more of last year’s top 25 teams, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Washington, UCLA and Stanford. “The whole thing is set up to prepare ourselves for Pac-12 play, and the Pac-12 [is] going to be very strong top to bottom like it always is,” head coach Mike Candrea said. The UA has dates with 18 of the 64 teams from last year’s NCAA tournament, including half of the Super Regionals field and half of the Women’s College World Series field. One of the WCWS teams Arizona plays is Oklahoma, which knocked the Wildcats out in the Super Regionals the last two years. The Wildcats open the season at ASU’s Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.,
pitches from assistant coach Alicia Hollowell, a former Wildcats pitcher. “She throws hard. She’s got some really good movement,” Iveson said. “Rise is probably her strength, but she’s learning some other pitches from Alicia, which will help.” Iveson recruited Piñon to Yavapai and then to Arizona. “She had to do a lot with it because obviously she already coached me once, and so it was kind of nice to have her back coaching,” Piñon said. Senior pitcher Kenzie Fowler will miss the fall season because of a lingering back injury, meaning Piñon and the other pitchers will see more action in the fall. “Right now it really gives our other kids a chance to pitch a few more innings,” Candrea said. “So I think it will be good for our development as a team down the road.” for the seventh year in a row, where they will face Northwestern, Bradley, Cal Poly, San Diego State and Florida. Arizona will host 27 home games, including two tournaments. In the Hillenbrand Invitational on Feb. 1517, Drake, Nebraska, Southern Utah and Utah State will come to town. March 1-3, UC Riverside, Portland State and Boston will come to Hillenbrand Stadium for the Wildcat Invitational. The Wildcats play in the Cathedral City Classic for the fourth year in a row and seventh overall. Arizona will play Oklahoma, Long Beach State, Ohio State, Loyola Marymount and LSU there. Then Arizona travels to Fullerton, Calif., for the Judi Garman Classic, where it will play Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan and Texas. The Wildcats host Boise State and UC Santa Barbara in non-conference series and travel to New Mexico State for a doubleheader. In Pac-12 play, Arizona travels to Utah, Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford and hosts Washington, Cal, UCLA and ASU. — James Kelley
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