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UAPD closes paper theft case By Shain Bergan ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
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David Ferreira, 33, looks at the screens displaying Web site results of election coverage updates during the Republican election night party at Chuy’s on E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tuesday night.
By Tim McDonnell and Will Ferguson ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT With about 98 percent of precincts reporting at press time, Democrats locked up at least one of three Tucson City Council seats in this year’s election, with two others too close to call. Tucson voters rejected Proposition 200, which would have required 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents. The measure failed by about a 70-30 percent margin. Propositions 401 and 402, budget overrides to increase funding for Tucson Unified School District, also failed by wide margins. Proposition 400, the Home Rule proposition, was too close to call at press time. The proposition would allow the city of Tucson bypass state-mandated
spending limits forcing the city to put a portion of its budget into savings. On the South Side, Democratic candidate Richard Fimbres defeated Republican Shaun McClusky by about 10 percent. Races in Ward 3 and Ward 6 were too close to call at press time. Incumbent Karin Uhlich, a Democrat representing Ward 3 on the North Side, maintained a 1 percent edge on Republican Ben Buehler-Garcia, with about 47 percent of the vote, while Green candidate Mary DeCamp registered at about 6 percent. The race for Ward 6, representing Midtown and the UA, saw Republican challenger Steve Kozachik holding a lead of about 50 percent to 49 percent over Democratic incumbent Nina Trasoff at midnight. A packed patio, gallons of margaritas and swarms of journalists
characterized the Pima County Republican Party’s election night bash last night at Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler, 6310 E. Tanque Verde Rd. “Tonight’s just a big night to see how our hard work’s paid off,”said political science junior and College Republicans President Coty McKenzie. About 10 members of the club were present for the event, he said. McKenzie was among a relatively small pool of college-age people mixed in with the mostly older crowd. It can be difficult to bring students out to events such as these, McKenzie said, in part because many of them are from out of town and not registered to vote in Pima County. “It’s real hard to get a big following,” he said. McKenzie, himself not registered to ELECTION, page A12
City Council Races
With 98 percent of precincts reporting
Ward 3 (North Side) Incumbent Karin Uhlich (Democrat) 47.32 % Ben Buehler-Garcia (Republican) 46.41 % Mary DeCamp (Green) 6.13 % Ward 5 (South Side) Richard Fimbres (D) 53.36 % Shaun McClusky (R) 46.39 %
Ward 6 (Midtown, including University of Arizona) Incumbent Nina Trasoff (D) 48.86 % Steve Kozachick (R) 50.78 %
The University of Arizona Police Department has ended its investigation into the Oct. 8 theft of 10,000 Arizona Daily Wildcat newspapers. The University of Arizona Police Department closed the case despite not questioning UA students and Phi Kappa Psi members Alex Cornell and Nick Kovaleski , whose names appeared on Spanish homework found in a pile of thousands of stolen newspapers discovered on West Anklam Road on Oct. 9. The fraternity’s president and vice president initially would neither confirm nor deny Phi Kappa Psi’s involvement in the mass theft. Phi Kappa Psi President Keith Peters later told the Daily Wildcat the fraternity would be carrying out an internal investigation. Peters, Cornell and Kovaleski have repeatedly declined comment concerning the ongoing case and the fraternity’s internal investigation. UAPD officers placed phone calls to Cornell and Kovaleski on Oct. 9. The call to Kovaleski was not returned, and Cornell deferred comment to Peters, who could not be reached by the police. The campus police again attempted to contact the fraternity members on Oct. 21, but UAPD received no response. After a final failed attempt to contact Cornell, Kovaleski and Peters via e-mail on Oct. 22, Detective David Caballero chose to close the case, according to police reports. “Probable cause does not exist at this time to obtain an arrest or search warrant,” Caballero wrote in the report. “No other investigative THEFT, page A12
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WebMail outage longest in six years of use Student Affairs Administrative Assistant Diane Jensen said her department reverted to making phone calls once e-mail UA WebMail experienced e-mail delays services went down, causing delays in the again Tuesday at 10 a.m. due to an un- office’s affairs. known problem, officials from University “It slows a lot of stuff down,”she said. Information Technology Services said. UITS officials said they spent hours TuesThe delays come a day after what one day looking for the cause of the problem. official called the longest outage — close to “We are systematically going 10 hours — in WebMail’s six years of use. through and turnThe problem was ing off different proprimarily due to the cesses. We have a This old system large number of current whole incident team barely gets by on WebMail users, which is working to figure out a regular basis. far more than the system this problem,” said was originally designed UITS Senior Director — Thomas Rees to accommodate, Limell Lawson. UITS associate director Associate Director of UITS technicians UITS-Frontline Services suspended the UA’s Thomas Rees said. new e-mail service “The demand on the system has com- CatMail Tuesday to make sure the pletely outgrown its ability to handle it,” new service was not the problem. Rees said.“The software was never meant Despite the suspension, 7,474 students to handle 60,000 accounts.” had opted into CatMail and 226 WebMail
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accounts were successfully transferred to the new service by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lawson said. The outage highlights the need for a transition to a new e-mail system, Rees said. “The old system barely gets by on a regular basis,”he said.
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Don’t want college to end? Swine flu spelled out Thinking of attending graduate school? Career Services is hosting 2009 Graduate School Day with representative from schools all over the country. It will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.
Want to know more about H1N1? Professor of veterinary science and microbiology Jim Collins will discuss the virus in Life Sciences South, Room 340 at 5 p.m.
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Dancing for a cause
There’s been lots of news about athletes and animals in the news. Do you know who Usain Bolt is? Yeah. That fast Jamaican guy, the fastest guy in the world.
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Did you hear he recently adopted a new pet? I did not.
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Dancers display their flamboyant moves and costumes at a Make-A-Wish Foundation charity event in the Student Union Memorial Center’s Kiva Room last night. The “One Night, One Wish” event was hosted by the UA Student Health Advisory Committee and is one of many events that the committee puts on to raise charitable donations.
Peeping Tom gets arrested at local Christian bookstore SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A 28-year-old clerk at a Christian bookstore in Simi Valley has been arrested on charges of peeping at customers in the restroom with a video camera. Police said the man was cited and released on suspicion of peeping by means of an electronic device Sunday after a customer spotted the de-
Apparently in his game against the Kings, a bat was flying around the arena and disrupting play. He just kind of swatted it down and then picked it up and walked over to some guy and handed him the battered bat. That’s so funny. I didn’t even see that. What would you do if you were playing basketball and a bat was just flying around? I would do the same thing or I would just duck. I read that he had to get a rabies shot, too. Definitely. Definitely. Bats are … yeah. Bats are dangerous. (Laughs)You’ve definitely got to have a rabies shot. — Brian Kimball
video camera in the bathroom because it was taping as he positioned it. Thompson says investigators believe the incident was isolated because the victim and the suspect are the only people seen on the video.
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Fast Facts Odds that a polished diamond weighs more than a carat: one in 1,000. In a typical diamond mine, you have to dig 23 tons of ore to find a single one-carat diamond. An ounce of gold can be beaten thin enough to cover an entire acre of ground. The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 172 pounds, 13 ounces. There’s enough gold in the ocean to give every human nine pounds.
Diamonds are up to 90 times harder than corundum, the next hardest mineral. The number one use of gold in the United States: class rings.
LONDON — Lawyers for Kate Winslet say the actress has accepted 25,000 pounds (more than $40,000) in damages after the Daily Mail falsely reported in January she lied about her exercise regime. Winslet was not in court Kate Winslet for Tuesday’s settlement, but through her lawyers, said she wanted an apology “to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise.” Winslet has been an outspoken critic of excessive dieting. In 2007, she won damages against a British magazine which wrongly stated she had visited a diet doctor. The actress won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe earlier this year for her performance in “The Reader.” Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail, apologized for “any distress caused.” — The Associated Press
Diamonds have been worth more than pearls for only about a century. Seventy-five percent of all the gold mined each year is made into jewelry. The diamond is the only gem composed of a single element — carbon. South Africa mines almost half of the world’s gold.
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Man arrested for Seacrest stalking LOS ANGELES — A man arrested outside Ryan Seacrest’s workplace has pleaded not guilty to a felony stalking charge. Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. entered the plea Tuesday through an attorney. A court commissioner ordered Ryan Seacrest Uzomah to stay 500 yards away from Seacrest if he is released from jail on $150,000 bail. Los Angeles police arrested Uzomah at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters in Los Angeles on Friday. A request for a civil restraining order stated he was carrying a knife at the time. Uzomah appeared in street clothes during Tuesday’s hearing and agreed to be represented by a public defender. He is due back in court Nov. 16. Seacrest did not attend. — The Associated Press
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What would you name him? Bolt.
More on athletes and animals, did you hear about the Manu Ginobili thing that happened on Sunday? I love him but I didn’t hear anything, no.
vice hidden among boxes in the corner of the bathroom of the Family Christian Book Store. The 40-year-old woman and her husband called police to report the suspiciously placed camera. Sgt. Dwight Thompson said the recording shows the suspect hiding the
What would somebody even feed a cheetah anyway? I would need to talk to someone. I don’t know. I don’t know anything about cheetahs so I would need to talk to a professional on that.
Close, Usain Bolt actually named his baby cheetah Lightning Bolt. That’s pretty funny.
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I think it cost him nearly $14,000 just to adopt it and it will cost him a couple of grand more each year just to keep it licensed properly. That’s really expensive, but if you have the money to do it and that’s what he wants — that’s where his heart is at — then go for it, man.
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He went to Nairobi, Kenya and adopted a baby cheetah. Do you think it’s kind of funny that he actually got himself a cheetah? I think that (pauses) it was smart for him to do that because he’s like the fastest guy in the world and the cheetah resembles him. Like, your pet should resemble you. If he has money, which I’m sure he does, then that cheetah, he should go and get it if he wants it.
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Grad school event highlights choices By Marissa Freireich ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Undergraduate students interested in continuing their education will have an opportunity to explore their options today at Career Service’s Graduate School Day. About 80 different institutions will have representatives at the fair, from Pepperdine University to Columbia University, said Susan Miller, marketing and special events coordinator for Career Services. Some of the schools will have representatives from specific programs, while others will provide general information about graduate studies. “The purpose is to give UA students an opportunity to evaluate … higher education across the country,” Miller said. Students will be able to speak directly with representatives from schools they are interested in. “It’s helpful to see what the representatives have to say to solidify what your plans are,” Miller said. Students should know what they are looking for and do some research about the programs before attending the event, Miller said. In addition to asking questions, students should explain what they have to offer to programs. “It works both ways,” Miller said. “You have to see if there is a good fit between the institution and the individual.” She recommended that students who have more time to spend at the fair should start with schools they are less serious about so they can practice interacting with the representatives. If the student has less time, Miller said they should start with the school they are most interested in. “It’s the next best thing to visiting these institutions,” she said. Today’s fair will mark the fourth time Career Services has held this event. This year, Miller said, more medical and health related institutions will be in attendance. However, representatives from other areas, such as business and art and design will also be present. In addition to institutions across the country, as well as a few international
institutions representing their programs at the fair, UA will also be representing some of its graduate programs. Anne Cione, senior program coordinator for the UA Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, will represent her program at the fair. Cione said many students ask about what is required for acceptance into the program. “We’ll try to answer any question they have,” she said. Cione said some of the programs will be bringing graduate students as well. “For the students, they can ask, ‘What is graduate school really like?’” she said. With the state of the economy, Cione said she expects more people to apply for graduate school. “I think it’s important that we are out there trying to attract top-notch students from UA,” she said. Andrew Huerta, coordinator for the McNair Achievement Program, will be representing the UA Graduate College at the fair. Huerta said the UA Graduate College will have about six representatives at the fair, in addition to representatives from some individual departments. “I think it’s important for students to realize the value of graduate education and the programs here at UA,” he said. The UA Graduate College will provide information about the application process, the programs and funding. “We want students to realize they can stay here at the university,”Huerta said. “We want them to realize the strengths of our programs here at UA.”
What: Career Services’ Graduate School Day Who: Representatives from graduate departments at UA and other institutions Where: Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom When: 1-4 p.m.
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Gabi Ortiz, a psychology sophomore, wears a flu mask while waiting for her appointment at Campus Health on Tuesday. Campus Health is encouraging both students and health professionals to wear protective masks to help prevent spreading the flu.
Virologist to dispel myths, explain mechanics of swine flu By Alexandra Newman ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
Veterinary science and microbiology professor Jim Collins will give a small, open lecture discussing the H1N1 virus today from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Life Sciences South building, Room 340. The lecture is meant to educate people on the mechanics of and misconceptions about H1N1, more commonly referred to as swine flu. The event will be sponsored by the Undergraduate Biology Research Program and hosted by the program’s ambassadors. Chemistry and biochemistry junior Mounir Koussa is an Undergraduate Biology Research Program ambassador coordinating the event. The lecture will cover swine flu and “the mechanics of how it works and how it infects, what
makes it different from the regular flu and any other virus,” she said. H1N1 has become an increasingly popular topic as the public receives alerts on low quantities of available vaccinations, anticipation of increased outbreaks during the approaching flu season and correct steps to take to avoid contracting H1N1. “People are very worried about whether or not they’re going to get it and whether or not getting it is really that bad,” Koussa said. Constant warnings amplify public concern about becoming ill with the virus, he said. “A lot of times what you hear about when things are related to science in the news is very skewed and really odd interpretations,” Koussa said. Today’s lecture will aim to give a greater general understanding of
the virus to those interested. Collins worked on influenza for his doctoral thesis in the 1970s, with an emphasis on H1N1, and is a virologist, meaning he works with the science of viruses and the diseases caused by them, he said. “Flu is very good at changing, and it’s unpredictable,” Collins said. “I’m going to try to address some of the confusion about what this virus is and where did it come from.”
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UAPD negligent in stolen papers case
Injustice never provides any warm, fuzzy feelings, but when the very people who have sworn to uphold it commit a particularly jarring injustice, it feels like a slap in the face. Someone stole the news, and the University of Arizona Police Department hasn’t done much to find the culprits. Now that the case is closed, there isn’t much hope they’re going to do anything. When 10,000 Daily Wildcat newspapers were stolen from their stands on the morning of Oct. 8, not only were UA students censored, but Arizona Student Media, which falls under Student Affairs, lost $8,500 worth of advertising, salaries and printing costs. Local businesses were also defrauded of expected advertising. Given the violation of First Amendment rights, the fact that this was clearly an attempt to punish Arizona Student Media and the potential loss of thousands of dollars for a university department, one would think the case would be treated seriously. It wasn’t. At the very beginning, campus police weren’t even sure the situation could be classified as a theft, because the newspapers are distributed for free around campus. Media law experts in Arizona and Washington, D.C., claimed otherwise. “It’s a crime,” said Adam Goldstein, an attorney advocate for the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C. “Although they’re not sold, these papers have value. Whoever stole them deprived the newspaper’s editors of that value. They deprive the advertisers of that value. They’ve deprived the university of the service. Whoever took them should be prosecuted.” The UA’s own Kevin Kemper, who teaches media law with the UA School of Journalism, called on UAPD and campus administration to “take this incident seriously.” Even President Robert Shelton condemned the theft as “outrageous and completely counter to the principles of freedom of expression that we embrace at the UA.” But despite all of this, the UAPD took the case anything but seriously, failing to even carry out what should be considered basic investigative steps. After Spanish homework carrying the names of UA students and Phi Kappa Psi members Alex Cornell and Nick Kovaleski were found in a pile of the stolen newspapers in the western outskirts of Tucson, the first step by UAPD would seemingly be to contact the two men. Instead, campus police dragged their feet, giving up after two unreturned phone calls and one unreturned e-mail to Cornell, Kovaleski and Phi Kappa Psi President Keith Peters. “No other investigative leads exist at this time,”the investigating detective wrote in his final police report, closing the case after 16 days. What about the single one they had, but failed to follow through on? In what world does UAPD work where it takes 16 days to fail to reach anyone in Phi Kappa Psi? Apparently the key to getting away with criminal mischief on campus is to just let calls from police go unanswered. If you steal $8,500 from the UofA Bookstore, you can easily get away with it — just ignore your ringtone. When two students were taken into custody in September for chalking up parts of campus in a protest, UAPD responded quite seriously. They even used security tapes to identity suspects. Half that effort in the stolen newspapers case would have been much obliged. But it seems the UAPD can pick and choose which cases it takes seriously. There wasn’t a whole lot of evidence in this case, and what was gathered had to be obtained through the efforts of the Daily Wildcat staff, with no help from UAPD. Additionally, the lack of follow-through on the one piece of evidence is telling. The situation seems to be winding down, at least from a legal perspective. UAPD has closed the case. The jury’s still out on the Greek Standards Board hearing Wednesday night, where the Daily Wildcat must prove the fraternity’s collaboration as a whole. It’s seeming more and more likely the culprits, whoever they are, will get off scot-free. Maybe things would be different if it were a police force doing the investigative legwork rather than reporters in a newsroom. The sad part is that, barring any new evidence, we will never know. UAPD has done nothing other than help expedite the process by passing the buck, and that’s a shame — for the university, for college media and for free speech everywhere. — Editorials are determined by the opinions board, which includes Shain Bergan, Alex Dalenberg, Laura Donovan and Heather Price-Wright.
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I became an avid reader of the Daily Wildcat this year, and I would like to comment on the lack of facts in some of your articles. Gathering some quotes together, and slapping it together with some prose is not considered a good article. Doing your own actual research, besides an interview, and showing multiple sides of an issue shows true prowess and dedication to the issue. I’ve seen a lack of this, and after reading the opinions section it becomes evident that other readers do too. So, take it as a warning, and heed their advice. The readers want to see more fact than fiction and that’s the aim of good journalism. Carolyn Rende Psychology freshman
Charged Butler University student on university censorship
My situation at Butler University could very easily be replicated on campuses all across the country if students don’t stand up and make it clear that is unacceptable for universities to attack students for expressing dissatisfaction with administrators. Let me explain. Butler University has become the first university in the nation to file a lawsuit against online speech. Campus administrators didn’t like the blog I wrote that criticized their actions,
so they sued over it. Amazingly (and sickeningly) they justified their actions by referencing the massacre at Virginia Tech, claiming that unless they acted they might be held responsible for a similar situation. Of course, I never once advocated violence of any sort — I said the dean and the provost made terrible decisions and lied and I presented the documents in my blog to demonstrate that the dean and the provost made terrible decisions and lied! The national outcry was so great that they dropped the lawsuit but have now accused me of all of the same things in on campus disciplinary proceedings. Oddly enough, the president has written three memos to the faculty convicting me, talking about how he cares for the safety of students, and calling for a trial. I would have preferred the trial prior to the verdict, but that’s not the way Butler has decided to operate in this case. Their actions against me are stifling free speech on my campus and run the risk of doing the same thing elsewhere. Unless we stand up together for the rights of students to speak out, we all might well lose those rights. Jess Zimmerman Butler University
Legal drinking age should stay
previous editorial suggested, I don’t have to go to wild parties just because drinking seems fun. I don’t get wasted just because I’ve never been taught what “moderate drinking” is. Similarly, underage drinking laws don’t force people to throw wild beer parties. After all, laws prohibiting stealing don’t create wild shoplifting excursions. We all have our own free will. If someone sets up a beer pong table or plays a game, it’s because they want to, not because a law is pressuring them to. While drinking laws may influence party culture, a lowered drinking age will not solve the problem of binge drinking. Self control prevents binge drinking. There’s a reason the drinking age in the U.S. is 21 and not 18. In the 1980s, the drinking age was changed to 21 because alcohol-related accidents occurred at a higher rate in states with lower drinking ages. When the drinking age went up, fatalities went down. Research today into changing the drinking age has found the same result. In 2006, the CDC compiled data from 46 scholarly articles on the drinking age’s effects; they concluded that lowering the drinking age would increase alcoholrelated fatalities by about 10 percent. Drinkers and nondrinkers alike are affected by drunk drivers, and personally, I like to be in control over whether I live or die.
I have control over my life, and that’s why I choose to stay sober. Unlike what a
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The not-so-innocent bystanders Rachel Leavitt columnist
omecoming is arguably one of the best dances in high school. The elation of finding the perfect dress; the irritation of others arriving in the same perfect dress; the butterflies taking flight as the boy you’ve been Facebook stalking for months asks you to dance; the bitterness that swarms as he asks your arch nemesis instead; the flashing lights, deafening music, inappropriate grinding, etc., etc., etc. Eventually, the dancing dwindles down and, for some, the events that follow are the most fondly remembered — that is unless gang-rape is involved. A 15-year-old girl found the perfect, sparkly purple dress for Richmond High School’s Homecoming Dance in Northern California — but the color of her dress will not be what encompasses her thoughts when looking back on her Homecoming night. She allegedly left the dance around 9 p.m. Her father was supposed to pick her up but a classmate invited her to go drink alcohol in the courtyard on the school’s campus. Purportedly, the girl drank a substantial amount of alcohol before she fell victim to rape, assault, robbery and ruthless passivity. It was there, on Richmond High School’s property, in a place of learning, where security guards should have been patrolling the campus, that this girl was gang-raped for two and a half hours. Such an act is heartbreakingly dehumanizing all on its own, but when gang-rape becomes a spectator sport, there are simply no words. Police believe up to a dozen people watched
as this 15-year-old girl was beaten and gangraped. Instead of using their phones to call the police or an authoritative figure of any kind, many of the onlookers took pictures on their phones and made jokes, while others even opted to participate. There have been multiple arrests, with charges including suspicion of rape, rape in concert with force and rape with a foreign object. But those that merely watched this inhumane savagery will likely not be charged with anything unless someone can prove they actively participated. Those who could have stopped this abomination at anytime, by simply typing three digits into their cellular and pressing send, those who found entertainment and pleasure in a girl’s psychological demise, those who encouraged savagery with brutal passivity rather than reporting the atrocity taking place right before their eyes will not be punished. Some may have feared that if others found out that they snitched or if they opted to get personally involved then there would be retaliation — an understandable concern, especially in an area like Richmond. However, while I recognize the potential danger, slipping away and making a call or even sending a simple text to your parents to call the police seems far too plausible and consequence-free. This is an utter embarrassment to the state of California and the United States as a whole. While this is hardly the first instance of gangrape this nation has witnessed, the publicity the occurrence has received sheds light on an overwhelming flaw which punctures the wellbeing of our country: an excess of cruel passivity accompanied by a lack of personal responsibility. Though the inactive onlookers didn’t physically rape, assault or rob the girl, they are responsible for allowing the detestable crime to continue. These idle bystanders bear odious resem-
blance to the infamous neighbors of Catherine There should not have to be a law requiring “Kitty” Genovese. Genovese was stabbed to humans to act humane. Laws and law enforcedeath outside of her home in Queens, N.Y., in ment can only go so far. People must accept 1964. Though her neighbors allegedly admitted personal responsibility and take action. to hearing screams and cries for help, not a single There’s no such thing as an “innocent one complied in time to save her. This diffusion bystander.” of responsibility in big numbers has since been dubbed the “bystander effect.” — Rachel Leavitt is a creative writing sophomore. The lack of action on the part of onlookers She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org was deplorable 45 years ago, yet stories like that of this 15-year-old girl serve as a reminder that civilization hasn’t evolved as much as some may think in the years since. There will always be those abhorrent animals who thrive off the pain of others. But their presence only emphasizes the responsibility of those ethically inclined, ethically neutral or at least those who have the capacity to feel. That girl could have been your sister, your mother, your daughter, your aunt, your best friend or just some poor, unfortunate girl who landed in a revolting situation — or it could have been you. The fact is, it shouldn’t matter who it is. Regardless of who the victims of such atrocities are, where they’re from, what they’ve done or where they’ve been, no one deserves what that 15-year-old girl experienced or what she will have to endure for the remainder of her life. It is everyone’s responsibility to take action. Don’t assume anyone else is going to do it for you, regardless of how many bystanders illustration by Ken Wright/Arizona Daily Wildcat are nearby.
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POLICEBEAT By Michael Merriman ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
University of Arizona Police Department officers went to a university parking lot on Oct. 27 at 8:31 p.m. in reference to a vehicle break-in. Upon arrival, officers met with the owner of a Chevrolet Blazer. The owner told police that he parked his vehicle in the lot at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 and when he returned at 8:30 on Oct. 27, he noticed several items missing from the center console area. According to police, the vehicle showed no signs of damage or forced entry. The owner told police that the items taken were a $75 Starbuck’s gift card, a $75 Java Juice gift card, and $5 in loose change. The police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Here are the pills, officer
UAPD officers were in the area of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard on Oct. 27 at 11:23 p.m. when they were flagged down by a bicyclist in reference to a prescription pill bottle that was found. According to police, the bottle contained seven pills. The label on the bottle was printed with a name, dated “9-15-09,” and identified the contents of the bottle as “Hydrocodone/ APAP.” Police placed the bottle into property until the owner could be notified.
Chevrolet damaged by falling object
UAPD officers were dispatched to a university parking lot on Oct. 27 at 11:47 p.m. in reference to vehicle damage. On arrival, officers met with the owner of a Chevrolet Cavalier. She told police that while her vehicle was parked in the lot, high winds blew over a “Service Permits Only” sign. The sign struck the woman’s car and left a large dent in the driver’s side rearquarter panel. Police photographed the damage and notified Parking and Transportation Services, who arrived on scene to remove the sign.
MacBook stolen from Cochise Residence Hall
UAPD officers were dispatched to the Cochise Residence Hall on Oct. 28 at 12:07 a.m. in reference to a report of stolen property. Upon arrival, officers met with a resident who told them that sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 and midnight on Oct. 27, unknown person or persons stole his 17-inch MacBook laptop. The man claimed that he left his computer in the shared computer room of his two-bedroom suite. The man stated that he had secured the door to his side of the suite but that his roommate had not secured his. The man also told police that during the evening, approximately three people were visiting another resident on the same floor, and the man suspected that one of these people took his computer, as he overheard that they were in need of money. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Chevrolet driven into wall
UAPD officers responded to the intersection of Vine Avenue and First Street on Oct. 28 at 12:08 a.m. in reference to a single vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers observed that a 1970 Chevrolet Nova had collided with several stationary objects. According to the driver, he had been travelling northbound on Vine Avenue when his accelerator pedal became stuck. The vehicle accelerated off of the roadway and struck a traffic control box and an electrical box before coming to rest against a wall. According to police, the vehicle sustained significant damage and was not in operating condition following the collision. A tow truck transported the vehicle from the scene at the owner’s request. Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene and cleared the man for release after evaluating his medical condition. The man showed no signs of intoxication or other physical impairment.
Bicyclist charged with failure to stop, lying to police
UAPD officers were monitoring bicycle traffic in the area of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard on Oct. 28 at 9:45 a.m. when they observed a cyclist fail to stop for a stop sign. Officers made contact with the man and told him why he was being stopped. The man stated, “I know” and claimed to be running late for class. Police then asked the man for identification. He told police that he did not have any identification on him, but gave officers a name. While police were performing a records check on the man’s name, he approached officers and told them that he had found his identification. Officers realized that the name the man had originally given them was different from the name on his identification card. He told police that he had lied because he did not want to get into trouble. Police cited the man on charges of failure to stop for a stop sign and falsely reporting to a law enforcement officer. He was released on the scene.
Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.
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In his exhibition game debut, Miller wants to improve defense By Kevin Zimmerman ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The end of the Wildcat-on-Wildcat carnage has arrived. “To be honest with you, it’s tough playing against the same guys for three months,” forward Jamelle Horne said.“Seeing fresh faces on the opposing team, you kind of just want to eat them, so we’ll be excited Wednesday to see a bunch of new guys.” Arizona men’s basketball will finally face another team, taking on Augustana College in an exhibition game tonight at 7 in McKale Center. In a press conference yesterday, head coach Sean Miller said he is looking forward to the team’s first game-like experience at McKale. “The reason you play exhibition games are to improve your team,” Miller said.“Win or lose, your record is zero and zero. “In particular, one of the things we’ve not gone through as a team, as a program under my direction, is what it’s like on game day he added. What is shootaround like? What is (the) pre-game meal, the environment like? How long before tipoff? “There’s going to be a lot of getting used to.” And of course, it’s nice to play against another team. Miller said that in practice, it’s hard to tell if the results are due to sound defense versus inept offense or solid offense versus subpar defense. “It’s been a long time coming,” Miller said. “It’ll be nice to see our guys under that light.” Point guard Nic Wise’s status is still questionable as he recovers from a mildly sprained ankle, but Miller said he was hopeful the senior would be able to play. Taking an optimistic approach, Miller said losing Wise has provided the opportunity to give more experience to other players, allowing them the time to make more mistakes and thus learn more. That, he added, has given the coaches more to criticize and the players more to learn. Other than Wise, though, the head coach insinuated that nothing definitive will come from the Wildcats’ first showing as far as lineups go. Only Wise, assuming he can play, and Horne will be locks for the starting lineup, and the starting lineup in tonight’s game won’t hint at who will start come the Wildcats’ official season opener against NAU on Nov. 15. “The five that I put out there (tonight)
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Junior Jamelle Horne, right, knocks the ball away from sophomore Kyle Fogg during Sunday’s Red-Blue scrimmage. Horne is the only definite starter for tonight’s exhibition game against Augustana College.
is going to be really inconsequential to what will happen in two weeks,” Miller said. “Just because you start against Augustana College doesn’t mean that you’re going to start against Northern Arizona. I think that starting five will have a lot more merit to it.” Once Miller does decide on a starting lineup, his main concern will be teaching his defensive philosophy to whoever takes the court. The main point going into tonight’s game — and after about 15 practices this season — will be the team’s defensive cohesiveness. Miller said that after reviewing game film of Sunday’s Red-Blue game, the team’s defense, most notably the defense of the five freshmen, was “fairly alarming.” That team defense will be the main focus the Arizona coaches will impress upon the players. But it’s not necessarily anyone’s fault, considering the team is
Nic P Grigsby By Brian Kimball ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Editor’s Note: Arizona junior running back Nic Grigsby injured his shoulder during a Sept. 26 UA road win against Oregon State. He re-injured his shoulder during the Wildcats’ home win against UCLA two weeks ago and is expected to miss the team’s homecoming game this Saturday. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Grigsby to discuss when he might return to the playing field, what the most frustrating part is about his injury and if he’s given other players any advice for Saturday’s game. Daily Wildcat: Are you going to try and come back for the game against California on Nov. 14, or do you know yet? Nic Grigsby: Yes, I highly doubt that coach is going to play me this week. I mean, I want to play (laughs). I told coach to give me five carries, that’s all I need. I’ll take the fourth one to the crib. (Laughs) I’m excited to play, but I highly doubt coach will do it just for the risk of me getting hurt again with one guy coming in and me taking a hit on my shoulder. DW: What’s the most frustrating aspect of the injury? Is it that it might happen again or is it not playing right now? NG: It’s that it might happen again, Q&A, page A7
Having high football hopes
still 13-strong in making a transition to a new coaching style and new system. “We’re putting the emphasis on defense,”Miller said.“We all wish we were a little bit further along with our defense, so instead of complaining about it, for us it’s a matter of emphasizing it, teaching it, really making our practices that much more defensive oriented.” In fact, Miller wouldn’t even admit any of his veterans were where he’d like them to be on defense. He said Horne and guard Kyle Fogg were both putting forth the effort to be the defensive“anchors”at this point in the season, but their consistency has room for improvement. “Really what we’re pointing to here, is improvement in the next two weeks,” Miller said. “I hope we can look back at the Blue-Red game and chuckle and say, ‘Boy, look at what we did defensively at the Blue-Red game compared to now.’”
What: Augustana College at Arizona When: 7 p.m. Where: McKale Center Who to watch: Frosh combo guard Lamont “Momo” Jones scored 21 in the Red-Blue game on Sunday. Keys to the game: Defense. Arizona being the heavy favorite, head coach Sean Miller will use the game to teach veterans and youngsters alike about his defense system. X-factor: Arizona’s bench. Will Miller experiment and go deep into his bench, or does he already have a smaller rotation in mind?
mid all the ridiculous things mumbled by UA’s intoxicated Halloween party-goers this past weekend, there was one comment I overheard that really struck me. “All we need to do is win one of our next five games and we’ll make a bowl game,” a supposed Arizona football fan excitedly stammered. “Imagine if we win the Las Vegas Bowl again?” I wasn’t quite sure which part of his comment bothered me more, the fact that he used the word “we” to describe his favorite team, or the fact that he was as giddy as a schoolgirl that Arizona might make the Las Vegas Bowl. The first problem is a nation-wide epidemic that needs to be stopped immediately, but for the sake of this newspaper I’ll just focus on the latter part of the unnamed gentleman’s statement. Attending a school where the football team makes a bowl game is exciting, yes, but will fans really be satisfied if Arizona makes the Las Vegas Bowl again? News flash: 2008 was a very, very long time ago. Last year, when Arizona reached the bowl in the City of Sin, there was legitimate reason for celebration. The football program hadn’t made it to the postseason in a decade, the same decade that saw teams like UTEP, Utah State and Middle Tennessee make bowl games. Making, and actually winning, the Las Vegas Bowl last year was FOOTBALL, page A7
What’s in a racket?
By Michael Fitzsimmons ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
art of the appeal of tennis is the austerity of the equipment. The simple combination of a racket and a ball as a beginner can result in a lifelong sport once a player is hooked. However, as the level of play increases, so does the complexity and intricacy of the equipment. In tennis, players become attached to certain rackets, establishing a sense of comfort with the equipment and developing a feel for how to use it. But what’s in a tennis racket that has companies like Wilson, Babolot, Prince and Dunlop constantly looking for ways to market their product? Members of the Arizona women’s tennis team can help answer that question and attest to the way rackets affect their play. Wildcat senior Ariane Masschelein recently changed rackets and found the switch beneficial to her game. “I actually just changed to this racket,” explained Masschelein, referring to her Babolat racket. “I used to have another one, but I thought that one was too light. This racket is a little heavier, and it gives me a good mix between power and control.” While Masschelein prefers her Babolot racket like professionals Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters , her teammate, freshman Elizabeth Hammond , prefers a Prince racket. “I’ve had this racket for about a year now,” Hammond said. “I like it because it’s light, and I feel
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Assistant coach Ryan Stotland’s tennis racket rests on a bench inside the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The Babolat Pure Storm Tour Carbon Xtreme racket is his personal preference.
comfortable with my control and power.” Technology in the sport has provided today’s players with a wide array of choices, evolving the sport from a game with a basic wooden racket to one where equipment is calibrated every year by a number of different brands, all of which promise players to get the most out of their games if they play with a particular brand. When playing at as high a level as the Arizona women’s squad does, using certain equipment can give players confidence
and sometimes a competitive advantage over their opposition. Of course, some people may ask how much a racket can really improve a player’s game. Assistant coach Ryan Stotland believes equipment can only go so far on the courts. “I personally think it’s the player more than anything else,” Stotland said. “But the majority of people out there think the equipment makes a big difference with the amount of power and control they can hit the ball with.” “I think if you’re a player, you
can play with anything,” he added. Stotland noted that it is recommended that players change their racket every year or even less. But Stotland, who played college tennis at the University of New Mexico, felt such an allegiance to his old racket that he played with the same model for 15 years. Now, with a new racket, Stotland said he didn’t make the switch by his own choice. “They discontinued production of it,” he joked. So what’s in a tennis racket? More than some may think.
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that’s the most frustrating part. I mean, it was about 90 percent coming into the UCLA game and I was taking hits on it, taking hits on it during the game and at that moment he was just directly in the spot. It was a perfect shot and I was like,“Man.” DW: Has the injury changed your running style at all? NG: When I’ve got space and we’re running a lot of draws and stuff, I’m myself, you know? As far as running through the holes, you get hit every play. If I was a receiver or a DB or something, having this injury, it would have been healed already. Me being a running back, we’re taking shots every play, blocking and running. It’s hard to get these injuries healed. DW: Are you going to be Coach Grigsby this weekend? NG: Hopefully I’ll be “Scoring Grigsby.”But I love to support my players and have them go out there and have a good time versus (Washington State). We have to be ready to go because they have nothing to lose. They’re going to come out with their helmets down and buckled up and ready to play.
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They have nothing to lose and they’re going to try and come here and ruin our dreams. DW: What advice did you give the guys who might play on Saturday? NG: Oh, Keola (Antolin) and (Nick) Booth, I told them that they’re going to have a big game. I was watching Washington State this weekend and I don’t think the Notre Dame backs are anywhere near as good as our backs at all, any of our backs. They had 300 yards rushing on them and I was looking at them like those 10-yard carries they had would have been 30-yard carries for us. We’re going to get a big game on the ground for us, a big game through the air, a big game all around for us. We’ve just got to come out and practice hard every day like we’ve been doing. Coach (Sonny) Dykes said not to take anybody lightly and that’s what we’re going to do.
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Vegas Bowl isn’t good enough
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an enormous step in the right direction for the Arizona football program, but a return to that bowl would be nothing short of a gross underachievement for this year’s Wildcat squad or any future squad. Look at it this way: if an elite team like USC were to make the Las Vegas Bowl this year or any year in the future, the season would be considered a disaster. A season with five losses would be enough for the bigwigs in SoCal to force Pete Carroll to find a new beach to surf at despite having a trophy case that might have more trophies than the USC library has books. After the Wildcats’ victory over BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl last year, the same should hold true for Arizona. Don’t get me wrong, Arizona is not USC — not even close. But they are headed in the right direction. This year’s team should be aiming for an elite bowl. It controls its own destiny to make the Rose Bowl, and should be upset if it ends up losing more than four games.
After this season is over and Arizona works through some growing pains with its young players, head coach Mike Stoops should put up a banner in the locker room, on the practice field and in the weight room that reads: 2011 ROSE BOWL. There’s no reason for the team to be upset if it doesn’t make the Rose Bowl this year or next year, but it is a legitimate goal for a program on the rise. So, fans of Arizona football, I implore you to hope for the best. Just like you hope to get an ‘A’ on your test or you hope to get with that blonde on the other side of the room at a party, hope for the Rose Bowl, or any high-caliber bowl, for that matter. Don’t hope for a ‘C’ on a test, don’t hope to settle for a girl you don’t really want, and most importantly, don’t hope for the Las Vegas Bowl. — Tim Kosch is a journalism junior. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Of the 76 tables currently reserved for UA’s November 4th Graduate School Day, 22 represent medical or health care programs from across the country and around the world. Take a look at some of these institutions of higher education and see if a program fits with your goals… Then come check them out at UA Graduate School Day from 1pm to 4pm in the Student Union Memorial Center 3rd floor ballroom.
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What Can You Expect? By Susan L. Miller Senior Marketing & Events Coordinator
With USC, Creighton, Columbia and Pepperdine (just to name a few!) making their way to our campus to talk to interested students, it may just be time for you to get serious about your post-bachelor’s academic plans. If you are considering continuing your education and pursuing a graduate degree, or if you are rock solid in your conviction that graduate studies are for you, UA Graduate School Day can help pave the way. By attending UA Graduate School Day, you will have the opportunity to talk to several different graduate schools and learn more about the programs they offer. The event is free. Just bring your CatCard and your inquiring mind ready to ask those insightful questions of the college reps present. You should not only be ready to ask questions about prospective programs but also see that you are prepared to answer questions about your interests and what you can bring to their campus. Taking the time to prepare for the event will go a long way to helping you get the most out of it. The research you do depends on where you are in the graduate school selection process. Assuming you already know what your interests are, one of the most important aspects of your research will be selecting the programs best suited to your
Southern California University of Health Sciences offers a dualdegree program: Doctor of Chiropractic and Master’s in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, plus individual degree programs as well. interests and career goals. The following information will give you a basic blueprint regarding preparing for the fair, working the fair and follow up required after the fair. This material is adapted from UC Berkeley’s Web site.
Before the Fair: Prepare. Before the fair, review the list of who is attending. Review their catalogs, directories and Web sites to get a sense of the universities and their programs. Log into our Career Services’ Web site at www.career.arizona.edu, click on that Grad Fair icon in the right hand column about halfway down. To get a list of all institutions attending the UA Graduate School Day, along with links to their profiles, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on the appropriate section under “Who’s Coming.” You’ll be able to find out what exactly the schools are recruiting for. Some are more general in nature, representing their entire university and some are very specific. Using this information, decide which schools interest you and who you want to target at the fair. Once you have the basic information on participating schools and departments, rank the schools according to your preference. A note of caution…If the Immunobiology Department from Big State U is attending, chances are they won’t have details about the Creative Writing program. You can still get information about the campus in general, the town it’s located in, the local weather and more general insights into what it would be like to go to school there, but specifics about your particular program may require further inquiry and research.
Working the Fair If you are limited as far as time, visit your highest priority schools first to ensure you have adequate time to spend with them. Allow enough time to talk to your favorite school’s representatives as long as necessary. If you have the luxury of devoting as much time as needed to talk to everyone on your list during this event, you might consider saving your most desirable schools for last so you can talk to some of the other (desirable but not MOST desirable) schools first and get a feel for how best to present your skills and interests to graduate school recruiters. Practice makes perfect and by working your way backwards from lesser preferred to most preferred programs, you’ll be improving and honing your networking skills. Bring a list of questions that will help you make your decision. Questions should address costs, financial aid, program requirements, course offerings, facilities, location, student life, faculty and program reputation. Be prepared to answer questions from the representative regarding what your goals are for graduate school and your interests.
Before you Wrap it Up Be sure to get the representative’s card so you can follow up with them after the event. Having a personal contact at schools you are interested in will be a huge help to getting the information you need to make a good decision. We hope you’ll plan on joining us at the UA Graduate School Day Wednesday, November 4th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center 3rd floor ballroom.
Texas Chiropractic College has led the way in chiropractic education since 1908. While they are true to the chiropractic philosophy, their science-based curriculum puts them far ahead of most other colleges. The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine, Mexico provides you an opportunity to learn a new language, Spanish, and achieve your goal of becoming a physician. The University of Florida offers online Masters Degree Programs in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Forensic Science.
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Who’s Coming to UA Graduate School Day? School Profiles Here are excerpts from the profiles of some of the schools attending this week’s UA Graduate School Day. Read the full profiles and get the full list online at www.career.arizona.edu. And be sure to attend the fair on Wednesday, November 4th, to talk to reps from these schools directly.
Business Babson College The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is offered on three continents by EMLYON Business School (Europe), Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (North America), and Zhejiang University’s School of Management (China). Claremont McKenna College (CMC) An intense year of study will prepare you to enter the workplace with exceptional skills in advanced financial economics, to include corporate finance, asset pricing and investment management. Columbia University, SIPA/ The Earth Institute The Master of Public Administration in Development Practice at Columbia is designed to train aspiring practitioners to understand and manage integrated approaches to development challenges. Graziadio School of Business and Management Earn your MBA or MS in Applied Finance or Global Business as a full-time student at Pepperdine and you get the best of all worlds: Study in Malibu and network in Los Angeles. The Monterey Institute seeks students who are multilingual, globally-focused, and committed to building greater cross-cultural awareness worldwide through leadership. Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy is built on a distinctive philosophy of nurturing leaders to use the tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and real change. Thunderbird School of Global Management was founded in 1946 and is the first and oldest graduate management school focused exclusively on global business. It is regarded as the world’s
leading institution in the education of global managers. University of California, Riverside’s MBA from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management provides you with all of the advantages of being part of the prestigious University of California system. The UC system has more Nobel laureates than any other university. Willamette University’s fulltime MBA programs are specifically designed to prepare students for their first professional career position, career change or advancement. Previous work experience is not required. University of Oregon, Conflict & Dispute Resolution Master’s Degree Program explores the connections between various forms of conflict and teaches students to master specific skills to manage, transform, or resolve disputes and work closely with faculty mentors.
Fashion/Graphic Design FIDM/ The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (L.A.) has campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Orange County. FIDM specializes in degree programs leading to careers in the Fashion, Interior Design, Graphics and Entertainment industries. Savannah College of Art and Design–Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university in the United States, the Savannah College of Art and Design is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers.
Engineering The University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering has graduate students pursuing degrees in over 25 fields; the USC graduate program in engineering is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.
General Claremont Graduate University is the only comprehensive
university in the nation devoted entirely to graduate-level education. Colorado State University offers an array of outstanding graduate and professional programs, many of them ranked among the very best in the nation. Hawaii Pacific University delivers a graduate experience that is a combination of small class sizes, practical orientation, excellent networking opportunities, and a focus on teaching. New Mexico State University offers 72 different Master’s and Doctorate programs within six different colleges. Prescott College Master of Arts Program is a low-residency, research-based graduate program designed for learners seeking an alternative to the constraints of one-size-fits-all courses. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological research university and offers a broad range of graduate programs. Suffolk University is an urban, private university located in central Boston with three colleges: Sawyer Business School, Suffolk
Graduate Programs & Location A. T. Still University Mesa, AZ American University of Antigua New York, NY Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Tucson, AZ Arizona State University - Biological Design Grad Program Tempe, AZ Arizona State University - School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Tempe, AZ AustraLearn:Study in Australia, Australia, New New Zealand & the South Pacific Zealand & S. Pac. Babson College Babson Park, MA Bastyr University Kenmore, WA Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, OH Chapman University Orange, CA Chicago School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles, CA Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles, CA Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO Columbia University, SIPA/ The Earth Institute New York, NY Creighton University Omaha, NE Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology Berkeley, CA Drexel University College of Medicine Office of Professional Studies in Health Philadelphia, PA Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Encino, CA Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI International Graduate Programs Palm Harbor, FL Life Chiropractic College West Hayward, CA Mars Hill Graduate School Seattle, WA MAYO Clinic Scottsdale, AZ Midwestern University Glendale, AZ Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM Northern Arizona University Distance Learning Programs Tucson, AZ Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Pepperdine University School of Public Policy Malibu, CA PIHMA College & Clinic Phoenix, AZ Prescott College Prescott, AZ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals Provo, UT Ross University San Diego, CA Samuel Merritt College Oakland, CA Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
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Philosophy & Theology The Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (DSPT) is a member of the Graduate Theo-
logical Union (GTU) in Berkeley, CA -- an interfaith consortium of nine theological schools and 11 affiliated institutes. Mars Hill Graduate School -- Formation is the central task of education. And Mars Hill Graduate School is a learning community constantly in-formation.
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Chelsea Joseph, was involved in both band and choir programs during her high school years in Tempe, Arizona. â€œI competed in numerous competitions throughout the years including All State Orchestra, Band and Choir, where I was the first chair piccolo player in the state as well as the eleventh chair soprano singer. When I came to the University of Arizona I majored in flute performance with the dream of becoming a member of a famous symphony orchestra.â€? Fast forward to graduation day, May 2009, and youâ€™ll find Chelsea moving to a different tune, having just completed her degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with minors in Music and Psychology. What happened? Read Chelseaâ€™s complete success story at www. career.arizona.edu.
Join us at the UA Graduate School Day on Wednesday, November 4th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center 3rd floor ballroom. With USC, Creighton, Pepperdine, University of Florida and Columbia University (just to name a few!) making their way to campus to talk to UA students, it may be time for you to get serious about your post-bachelorâ€™s academic plans. Just bring your CatCard and your inquiring mind ready to ask those insightful questions of the college reps present. Assuming you already know what your interests are, one of the most important aspects of your pre-Grad Fair research will be selecting the programs best suited to your interests and career goals.
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A12 • wednesday, november 4, 2009 • arizona daily wildcat
Mars photo shows seasonal change
By Tim McDonnell Arizona Daily Wildcat
After: August 2009
Photos courtesy ofYisrael Espinoza /HiRISE
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A few months ago, the Red Planet was white. A new image from the Phoenix Mars Lander shows a landscape covered in ice and frost. The image, taken during the Martian winter in July and August, marked a visual confirmation of the progression of seasons scientists had expected was taking place. The quality of the image — taken from a satellite orbiting 196 miles above the planet and carrying the UA-designed HiRISE camera — is low due to poor lighting, but clearly shows patches of carbon dioxide frost surrounding the lander, HiRISE media liaison Yisrael Espinoza said. The photographs are among the last taken since the HiRISE camera was temporarily shut down due to problems with the spacecraft it is attached to, HiRISE principal investigator Dr. Alfred S. McEwen said, adding that the solar-powered lander itself has been
Republicans, Democrats gather to take in results of contest
vote in the City of Tucson, did not participate in yesterday’s elections. Nevertheless, he said, campaigning for Republican City Council candidates and Republican-backed propositions has been an educational experience and has given him and his club a chance to look behind the scenes of local politics. “We’re surrounded by a lot of good Republicans,” he said. Education junior Arthur Moroyoqui was also at the event to fight what he described as a negative shift in the Republican Party toward being more moderate. “I’m sick and tired of these moderate Republicans not going back to conservative roots,” he said. Although Moroyoqui said he would be carefully watching the progress of
congressional candidate Jesse Kelly and Tucson’s Proposition 200, he added that he was also following races in other states and hoped to see Republicans win the various seats being voted on. Over-spending and the overreaching of authority by the federal government has led Moroyoqui to press for a return to strict conservatism, he said, but added that on the UA campus he sometimes feels alone in that belief. “I’m a minority when it comes to being a conservative,” he said. Still, he said he didn’t base his voting decisions solely on party affiliation. “I don’t just want to vote for Republicans,” he said. “I want to vote for someone who’s actually going to do something.”
non-operational since the beginning of the Martian winter. The ice depicted in the photographs is more than three feet thick, McEwen said, but might be patchier now as the season changes to spring. He added that because the camera has not taken any recent photos, it is hard to say for sure. “(The ice) should still be there, but thinner,” he said. Although the ice appears green in the image, “it’s not really green at all,” said Espinoza, explaining that the camera is designed to highlight the presence of certain minerals in the frost. Although the frost is important, Espinoza said, it is not unexpected. He added that part of the purpose of such photographs is to keep the public in touch with a spacecraft that many have come to form a personal bond with. “People tend to bond with the lander,” he said. “We have a tendency to look at them as something other than machines.”
Meanwhile, with Democratic candidates Karin Uhlich and Richard Fimbres in the lead and Tucson’s Proposition 200 likely to fall through, spirits were high last night at the Democratic election night party at Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. “The results are looking pretty good so far,” said Blake Morlock, former Tucson Citizen political correspondent and spokesman for No on Proposition 200. Upon arrival, Democratic candidates Richard Fimbres and Karin Uhlich were greeted by a number of supporters and student journalists from the UA. Both Uhlich and Fimbres thanked their supporters for their hard work and dedication throughout the campaign and said they are looking forward to their future term of office.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting Proposition 401 — TUSD Maintenance and Budget Override — Approximately $18.4 million for 2010. Would fund all-day kindergarten at all TUSD elementary schools, increase student funding ratio from approximately $150 per student to $187 per student and bring in-classroom Internet speeds to industry standard. Voting Yes 40.99 % Voting No 59.01 % Proposition 402 — TUSD Technology Capital Campaign — $9 million override (recurring) Lease 10,000 industry-standard computers for in-classroom use, install new Internet network systems at schools and replace administration networks Voting Yes 38.77% Voting No 61.23 % Proposition 200 — Public Safety First Would require mandatory minimum staffing levels for the Tucson Police Department, requiring 2.4 officers per every 1000 citizens in the City of Tucson, and require the city-wide average fire department response time to be under 4 minutes, the standard set forth by the National Fire Protection Association. Voting Yes 29.77 % Voting No 70.23% Proposition 400 – Home Rule Would allow the city to spend what it collects in revenues even if that is more than what is normally allowed under state-mandated spending caps which require the city to put money into savings. Voting Yes 49.50% Voting No 50.50 %
Hearing with Greek Life still pending continued from page A1 leads exist at this time.” Public Information Officer Sgt. Juan Alvarez deferred comment to Caballero, who declined comment. Daily Wildcat representatives will be stating their case to the Greek Standards Board on Wednesday night following an official complaint with Greek Life launched by the newspaper against Phi Kappa Psi. The Oct. 8 issue of the Daily Wildcat contained a Police Beat article in which a woman told police she may have been drugged at a Phi Kappa Psi party. In order for the fraternity to be found responsible for Arizona Student Media’s
estimated $8,500 loss, the Daily Wildcat must show collaboration on the part of the chapter as a whole, rather than a few individuals within the fraternity, said Jenny Nirh, senior coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Programs within Greek Life. Following the Greek Standards Board hearing, the board will send a letter to the fraternity by Nov. 6 stating whether or not Phi Kappa Psi is responsible for the theft, and outlining any possible sanctions, according to official Greek Standards Board processes. A simple majority vote is needed for the board to reach a verdict. The board is made up of eight Greek student members.
Poll: Almost half of Americans reject swine flu vaccine By Steven Thomma McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Despite a rising nationwide toll of sickness caused by the H1N1 flu virus and an intensive push by the government to have people vaccinated for it, almost half of Americans say they aren’t likely to get the vaccine, according to a new McClatchy-Ipsos poll. Just 52 percent of Americans say they’re likely to get the vaccine: 33 percent who say they’re very likely to get it and 19 percent who say they’re somewhat likely. Forty-seven percent say they aren’t likely to get it: 30 percent who say they aren’t at all likely to get vaccinated and 17 percent who say they aren’t very likely to do it. The vaccine is available through a shot or a nasal spray. The McClatchy-Ipsos poll also found rising opposition to the health care overhaul legislation that’s before Congress. Some 49 percent of Americans now oppose it — up seven points from October — while only 39 percent said they supported it. The poll had an error margin of 2.98 percentage points. The surprising finding of widespread resistance to the swine flu vaccine comes as the illness continues to spread and a growing number of Americans say they’re concerned about it: 63 percent now versus 51 percent last spring. Nearly 25,000 people have contracted the flu so far in the United States, and 114 children have died from it. Federal health officials are striving to assure Americans that the vaccine is safe, through constant appearances in the news media and on the Web site www.flu.gov. This week, for example, they said the vaccine had been subjected to rigorous safety tests and clinical trials and that it posed no more risk than an ordinary seasonal flu vaccine did. “This vaccine is made exactly the same way as we make seasonal flu every year, with decades of good safety experience,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday on CBS. Health officials are urging the people most at risk
— children, pregnant women and health workers — to get vaccinated first. Many who want the vaccine have been frustrated by long lines and delays, however, as the government says it’s received about only 30 million doses, 50 million short of what it had projected it would have by this time. Production was slower than expected. “I fully understand how frustrated people are and, frankly, how anxious a lot of parents are about getting this vaccine in a timely fashion,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday. “What I can tell you is that production numbers are up. We got 9 million new doses last week. We will have 10 million total new doses this week. That’s good news.” If people are skeptical about the vaccine or put off by delays in its availability, most of them aren’t blaming the Obama administration. Two out of three, 65 percent, said they were confident that the administration had done everything in its power to make the vaccine available in time. The views of the Obama administration’s handling of the vaccine have partisan undercurrents. Democrats were the most confident: Eighty-two percent gave thumbs up to the government and 16 percent said they didn’t have confidence. Independents were next, expressing confidence in the government by 56-36 percent. Republicans were the most divided, split evenly 49-49 on the administration’s handling of the vaccine. On the broader question of overhauling health care, the rising opposition shows that Democrats are increasingly isolated on the question. In a sign of potential political trouble, independents oppose the plan by 53-29 percent. Most Democrats support it; most Republicans oppose it. Despite the plurality of opposition to the overall proposal, Americans favor creating a public healthinsurance program to compete with private insurers by 51-43 percent. They support creating nongovernment insurance cooperatives by a larger margin of 57-35 percent. They also support proposals to assure patients’ rights, such as mandating that insurance be portable from job to job, by 75-17 percent.
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