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Spring remodel will move union services RACHEL MCCLUSKEY Arizona Daily Wildcat
The Student Union Memorial Center will undergo renovations next semester to make room for additional seating and new restaurants. The meal plan office, CatCard office, post office, and Wells Fargo bank will all move to the
basement of the SUMC to form an integrated service center with a lobby space. This will enable these offices to have the same hours, said Joel Hauff, the interim director for the Administration and Business Office. The bank will fill the location of the computer lounge, currently next to the Cellar Bistro. The lounge will then move across the hall,
To fill the space being vacated by the offices, in between the games room and where the CatCard, meal plan and post office will be, Hauff additional seating will be installed. “That borders off the food court and we all added. The change will be implemented while know we need more seats there during lunch students are away for spring break and has been time,” Hauff said. Enrique Noriega, a graduate student studying a part of a master plan for the SUMC, which UA officials have been working on for 18 months, UNION, 2 Hauff said.
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Survey aims to strengthen development in Marana MAXWELL J. MANGOLD Arizona Daily Wildcat
The Eller College of Management and Town of Marana are collaborating to improve the management of an already “well-run” town. In an effort to strengthen the morale and culture of employees who work for the town, employees will complete a survey created by Sam Birk, a graduate student in the Eller College. The survey will ask workers questions regarding their work atmosphere, in terms of what they consider adequate and what could be improved. The survey’s results will then be presented to Paul Melendez, associate dean of executive education, and Stephen Gilliland, department head of Eller College management and organizations. The two will review these findings with 75 Marana town managers. The opportunity to have access to “some of the best and brightest” minds in the college is exciting, said Gilbert Davidson, a town TYLER BESH/ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
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The Faculty Senate tackled the suspension of ASA’s fee and the president’s strategic plan for the university in its monthly meeting Monday evening. The senate addressed issues as it was presented in various reports by Associate Students of the University of Arizona President Katy Murray. The student fee that provides the majority of funding for the Arizona Students’ Association was suspended following a meeting with the Arizona Board of Regents last week. Murray’s mention of the suspension sparked a discussion by the senate regarding the initial cause for suspending the fee, as well as talk about the future of the organization. Wanda Howell, chair of faculty, directed her question to Murray, asking what caused the regents to suspend the fee in the first place. Both Murray and Graduate and Professional Student Council President Zachary Brooks agreed that the association’s initial funding of
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ANDREW COMRIE, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, presented President Ann Weaver Hart’s strategic plan for the university to the UA Faculty Senate at its monthly meeting on Monday afternoon.
Senators propose DREAM alternative STEPHANIE CASANOVA Arizona Daily Wildcat
Although a proposed bill is being called an alternative to the DREAM Act, which grants young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, some members of the UA community are decrying the bill as a failed attempt to address immigration issues faced by the country. Three U.S. Republican senators proposed an immigration reform bill, called the ACHIEVE Act,
on Nov. 27 that would allow immigrant youth to go to school, join the military and eventually obtain a renewable work visa through a three-step process. The three-step process includes a visa that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a bachelors, associates, vocational, technical or advanced degree within six years or serve four years in the U.S. military. Retiring Sens. Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) filed the bill in attempt to grant legal status to young
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undocumented immigrants with legal status. The act isn’t inclusive of people who flee their country because of its impoverished state, said UA professor Anna Ochoa O’ Leary, of the Mexican American Studies Department. Instead, the bill intends to support only a young population that can be assimilated into the U.S. easily and without effort, she added. “It’s almost as if we are saying, ‘We don’t want
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Award-winning garden designer and author Scott Calhoun will present a hands-on class that will help the audience develop a conceptual xeric garden design from 9 a.m. to noon at Pima County Cooperative Extension. Participants should bring a basic site map drawing of their lot with their house and garden, drawn on graph paper.
The ASUA Senate will weigh in on the addition of a new service to its list of sponsored programs on Wednesday, which would provide immediate basic emergency medical care in response to 911 calls until professional emergency responders arrive. Derek Smith, the manager of UA Student Emergency Medical Services, said UASEMS approached the Associated Students of the University of Arizona to ask to be a part of the programs and services because group members felt they fit with ASUA’s responsibilities, and they want to become more integrated in the university. ASUA Administrative Vice President Paige Sager said ASUA agreed to consider taking on the liability of UASEMS as a program was because it completes the scope of safety that ASUA provides. ASUA already has programs like the Student Health Advocacy Committee and SafeRide to ensure and emphasize the safety of their students. UASEMS responds to 911 calls using a bike team that provides immediate care until the Tucson Fire Department or a Southwest Ambulance arrives. Members focus on giving continuous chest compressions or administering an automated external defibrillator until the additional responders arrive.
Staff Advisory Council Meeting The Staff Advisory Council will hold its general meeting on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Presidio room of the Student Union Memorial Center. Staff Advisory Council general meetings are always open to the public and bring in guest speakers on topics of interest to staff.
K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club Meeting K7UAZ is a place for students and community members to come together and learn about this hobby. This meeting will repeat every month from February through May from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at engineering, room 303.
An Evening of Opera Scenes The University of Arizona Opera Theater presents its production of “An Evening of Opera Scenes.” The scenes will be performed fully staged with sets, lighting, costumes and supertitles from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Crowder Hall.
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those people. We only want those that we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time educating and we can plug them into our workforce. We can use them to help us meet those hightech or professional needs,’” O’Leary said. “We’re not addressing the real problem.” Matt Matera, director of Scholarships A-Z, works with undocumented students to obtain equality in education and find scholarships that do not have a documentation requirement. The proposed act is another attempt to define a “good” immigrant versus a “bad” immigrant, Matera added, meaning that only those who intend to work and go to college are valuable immigrants. It devalues what undocumented immigrants are trying to achieve, he said. “Students and families who are undocumented, they don’t just want
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Proposition 204 was responsible for the fee’s suspension, but also cited other factors. “I think there is kind of a myriad of reasons,” Murray said. “I think that part of it was a lack of communication between all three of the universities this year.” Murray added that the next step for the issue would be to discuss with the regents what exactly the underlying issues are, and to try to overcome them in an effort to restore funding to the association. The possibility of negotiating with the regents, she said, would also help keep the association intact, and that she didn’t anticipate that ASA would become completely defunct. The association’s fate, Murray
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computer science, agreed about the need for additional seating. “I think it would be great if we had more seats,” Noriega said. “Because usually at peak hours everything is so
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to work or fight in the military or go to school,” Matera said. “They want to just have the freedom to do what they want to do. And that’s what we should be providing to anyone, regardless of immigration status, is the freedom to come and go.” Under the bill, after completing the education or military requirements, young immigrants would be eligible to apply for a four-year work permit. This permit would allow them to stay in the states if they work all four years or study for a master’s degree. Other requirements in the act include experience in English, American history and principles of U.S. government. Those who qualify would not be eligible for any federal student loans, work study or other higher education federal benefits. Young immigrants would also not qualify for public welfare benefits under the proposed act. Matera said the requirement implies that there’s a fear of bilingualism in the U.S. Small differences such as age requirements between the DREAM Act and the ACHIEVE Act shrink the gap of
those who qualify for a visa. The original DREAM Act would grant 38 percent of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, Matera said. “If that’s our starting point … We have a huge problem. Because we haven’t started at a new fresh idea of true reform,” Matera said. “And that’s where we need to be at. We need to begin with a new idea and listen to students and families in the movement in order to create real policy.” Zoey Kotzambasis, vice president of UA College Republicans, said she thinks it’s great that Republicans are showing some initiative in immigration reform. It suggests that both parties could maybe collaborate more efficiently on immigration issues in the future, she added. “This kind of gives me a little bit of hope,” Kotzambasis said, “That maybe — since they’re similar enough but they have some slight differences — maybe they’re willing to compare them side by side and hammer out those issues and actually compromise.”
added, is currently in the hands of the regents, and they will discuss the fee at their meeting in February. The senate also addressed the next regents’ meeting at the end of the week, specifically President Ann Weaver Hart’s goals in regards to the meeting’s outcome. Andrew Comrie, interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, said Hart intends to make a strong argument for the regents’ support of her strategic plan, which Comrie has been presenting to the community in a series of town hall meetings. “I’m sure she would love ABOR to basically endorse the plan as far its development,” Comrie said. “The outcome is really to get successful from them, that this is a good direction, that the plan is very good and believable.” Comrie and J.C. Mutchler, chair of the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory
Committee, followed the discussion with a presentation of the plan, which focuses heavily on student-centered innovation and a transparent funding model. Comrie added that university administrators were thorough in the plan’s drafting in order to see that it met the board’s standards. “This is an important marker along the way in that, historically, we would not, as a university, appear as well as we might have in some of these presentations because they haven’t been exactly what board has either asked for or what we’ve anticipated they wanted to hear.” Comrie said. “We’ve done a lot of legwork this time to try to make sure that we adjust their concerns directly.” Hart will present the plan to the regents during their meeting on Thursday and Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.
crowded that I need to buy my food and stand until somebody else leaves a table.” The CatCard and meal plan office areas are to be converted into two additional food concepts. Hauff said the UA has been narrowing down options by looking at student survey data from the past, as well as what’s
popular on other college campuses and in the food industry right now. Danielle Novelly, a member of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate, has been advocating for more healthy options in the union. After Novelly met with Nick Adamakis, the director of Marketing Student Affairs & Arizona Student
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order to keep members up to date in their training, UASEMS holds monthly education courses and members perform mock drills during the week. The program currently operates Monday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Smith said that, by partnering with ASUA, UASEMS hopes to become a 24/7 service. A golf cart is also utilized for stand-by events and second calls. Teams of two or eight EMTs are available for people to request for their university event such as tailgating or football games. The program became operational in March and has since been funded by the student services fee. UA Residence Life originally funded the program, said UASEMS founder Justin Friedenthal. “It just makes sense,” Sager said. “Because when they are going to different fee boards they want to know that they are adopted by the university as opposed to an individual entity.” When the program first started, there were only 15 members, Friedenthal said. Now there are 35, and UASEMS organizers hope to continue expanding if the senate approves it as an ASUA program Wednesday. “My hopes are that we do become a service and that we are part of ASUA,” Friedenthal said. “And eventually that the UA notices us a little bit more and hopefully it helps us to get a little bit more funds or bigger headquarters.”
UASEMS has been using space in the ASUA office to store equipment and provide desk space. Sager said UASEMS is transitioning to new offices at the Park Student Union, but the group is welcome to hold office hours and keep the desk at the ASUA office. The change comes because UASEMS responds to Coronado Residence Hall most frequently and students will be able to respond faster to 911 calls if the program’s offices are closer.
We don’t want to change the program necessarily because it’s been really successful so far.
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Other than the office move, the service would not change significantly under ASUA, Sager assured. “We don’t want to change the program necessarily because it’s been really successful so far,” Sager said. “The only things that would really change is they would be official [under ASUA programs], and we would adopt a lot of the liability.” Students who work with UASEMS must go through 20 hours of vigorous bike training to ensure members are able to respond efficiently to emergency calls. In
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A TEAM FROM THE Eller College of Business and Management has collaborated with town managers from Marana to improve the morale and culture of town employees.
government, it’s about service,” governments concentrate on people. The five priorities of the partnership with Eller are Congress, community, heritage, progress and innovation and recreation, said Rodney Campbell, a spokesman for the Town of Marana. “What I want to see is for us to remain a good thriving community,” Campbell said. “A place where people not only want to live, but do business as well.” Due to tough economic times, maintaining business in Marana has been difficult. “The biggest challenge we’ve faced, similar to a lot of municipalities around the nation, is a tight budget,” he said. “[We want to] get a better focus on where to spend our dollars so we don’t fall in the red.” The partnership includes effectively managing Marana’s budget, and Gilliland said participants can’t be held back by mental constraints of tough economic times. “They’re really a well-run town,” Gilliland said. “But this current step is to really try to help them reach that next step of excellence.”
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manager and an alumnus of Eller College. “We want to have a great organization to strive to have the best practices in all areas,” Davidson said. The idea behind holding the survey came from Davidson and Melendez, two friends who had been planning the collaboration since October. The survey was finalized in November and is designed to examine Marana’s culture, as well as assist with the development of new strategies in local government. “What most impresses me is Marana’s willingness to take on this very personal inventory of who they are,” Melendez said. “It can be a very difficult dialogue.” This dialogue will be used to make town culture synonymous with strategy, as neither is fully operational when the other is weak. It’s a business-like approach to government, though the motives are different, Melendez said. “Businesses are about profit, and when you’re talking about
Unions, Adamakis said the UA has sent requests for proposals to different companies and restaurants, which will be voted upon by a committee. He also mentioned looking into local restaurants like Sauce, owned by Tucson company Fox Restaurant Concepts, but Novelly hasn’t heard about how much it has
progressed. “I think it’s really important because there’s not very many [healthy options] on campus,” Novelly said. “I mean there is Core. That’s healthy, but how many times can you eat a salad? I just think there is not enough for students who want to eat healthy.”
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida — who led the Democratic Party in a triumphant election year but also was criticized for a platform snafu during the party’s convention — to serve another term as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. “I’ve asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Debbie,” the president tweeted. “Thank you, Mr. President,” she tweeted in response. “I am honored to serve.” The Democratic National Committee is all but certain to ratify Obama’s decision at its winter meeting in January. Party chairs usually are elected for four-year terms. Wasserman Schultz would head the party during the 2014 election cycle, a tough task since a second-term president’s party historically suffers losses in midterm elections.
Wasserman Schultz, 46, who won her fifth term in Congress last month, is credited with helping to steer the Democratic National Committee to a successful election. Democrats did even better than pollsters and analysts had predicted, with net gains of two Senate seats and at least seven seats in the House of Representatives. Obama won a popular-vote majority and a big electoral-vote majority over Republican Mitt Romney. “She’s done a good job. You can’t argue with the results of the election,” said Kathy Sullivan, Democratic national committeewoman from New Hampshire and a former chairwoman of the state party. Wasserman Schultz supported Hillary Clinton over Obama in the 2008 Democratic nominating contest, and she’s credited with helping to push the Clintons to campaign vigorously for the party this fall. Though party officials regard her highly, Wasserman Schultz came under some fire earlier this year at the Democratic National Convention. The gathering in Charlotte, N.C. —
carefully calibrated to give Obama a rousing sendoff for the general election campaign — erupted in chaos when the platform failed to mention God or to say that Jerusalem is Israel’s rightful capital. Wasserman Schultz called the omissions “essentially a technical oversight.” The language was changed after the issues were made public, but the revisions came only after a confused scene on the convention floor. Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, called for voice votes, but the verdict was unclear. He finally said the changes had been approved, as many on the floor booed. The controversy died quickly, and Wasserman Schultz was widely praised within the party Monday. “You don’t mess with success,” said Dick Harpootlian, the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. “There’s a very small group of people involved with and enthralled by the party platform, but it often doesn’t affect the vote.”
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Eight-year-old Jillian Thomas is so obsessed with dolphins that when her parents brought her to SeaWorld Orlando last week, she made sure to visit the dolphin cove twice. But she and her parents received the fright of their lives when the marine mammal lunged toward her during the feeding and snapped his toothy snout around the 8-year-old’s hand. Her father, Jamie Thomas, captured the Nov. 21 attack on video with images of his little girl’s face contorting with pain when the dolphin bit her hand. He posted it online as a warning to other parents. “The first thing I thought was I would have to jump in the water and save my daughter’s life,” Thomas said. “I literally thought she was going to be pulled into the water.” Thomas said Jillian suffered three
wounds the size of dimes and her hand became swollen. The cuts are healing, but Thomas said he and his wife are unhappy with the way SeaWorld employees seemed to trivialize the bite. SeaWorld officials said in a statement they had not seen the video but are taking the matter seriously. “Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests, employees and animals,” the statement said. “Educators and animal care staff were at the attraction when this happened and immediately connected with the family.” The Atlanta-area family came to Orlando to visit their family and knew they had to make a stop at the theme park featuring their daughter’s favorite animal, said Amy Thomas. Guests are given instructions not to wear loose jewelry, touch the dolphin’s head and under no circumstances, move the paper tray holding the fish from the edge of the pool. “I am such an overprotective parent
that if I knew my child might get bitten, I would not have even let my daughter do this,” Amy Thomas said. “But I felt safe. Everyone just imagines dolphins as smiling, non-biting animals with knobby teeth. You forget these are wild animals.” She doesn’t remember what the signs at the attraction said but warned her son, 5-year-old James, to be careful just moments before his sister was attacked. Jillian was happily tossing the scraps of fish into the awaiting mammal’s mouth when she instinctively lifted the plate to indicate she was done. That’s when the dolphin leaped out of the water, the video shows. The animal’s mouth shut around the girl’s hand, pulling her toward the water and then, it let go. It was the second time that day her daughter had visited the dolphin cove and Jillian may have forgotten the rules in her excitement, her mother said. “The second it happened, one of
the employees came over to Jillian to ask her if she had a positive experience and realized she was bleeding,” Amy Thomas said. “[Jillian] made a mistake, but you can’t hold a minor responsible for that.” A first-aid provider treated Jillian’s wounds and asked if she had had a tetanus shot, but her parents were told they had no reason to worry. SeaWorld officials confirmed that a member of their health-services team treated Jillian, assuring that “educators and animal care staff were at the attraction when this happened and immediately connected with the family,” according to a statement. They expected a manager to talk to them but they were given ice and a bandage, the family said. “It was strange how they downplayed the whole thing,” Thomas said. “At the time, we thought we were at fault but these are children. We just want other parents to know the dangers.” When he asked employees whether
bites occurred frequently, they replied that it was rare. In 2006, two adults had to pry open a dolphin’s mouth to free a 7-year-old from its grip. It bit the boy and bruised his hand, but SeaWorld authorities at the time told the Orlando Sentinel they were confident with the attraction’s setup and would not change anything. The bite was the second time a dolphin had bitten a child in three weeks in 2006. Amy Thomas said the gravity of the bite sunk in after she returned home and did some research about the bacteria inside the mouths of marine mammals. Some, she said, are harmful to humans. The family said they don’t plan taking any legal action against the theme park but would like officials to either raise the age for children participating in the attraction and remind parents that dolphins bite. “I’m just thankful it wasn’t worse,” Amy Thomas said.
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Working students may pay the price Andres Dominguez Arizona Daily Wildcat
ith the semester drawing to a close and finals being over in less than two weeks, many students are probably in the market for a seasonal job to occupy their time during the winter break. Students will seek temporary employment for a variety of reasons, such as saving up for weekend partying, stocking up on coffee budgets or simply because their pockets are empty. But in these difficult times for students in Arizona and everywhere, it seems that more and more students are taking on work full-time, in one (and sometimes two) jobs during the semester, which takes time away from obtaining a valuable education. So while many students will only be looking at a month or so of work this month, others will be looking to a permanent full or part-time job that will help their finances. This is not to say that having a job during school is disadvantageous. The Association of Institutional Research did a study based on the National Survey of Student Engagement and found that employment can have positive effects on students. Consistent with previous studies, students who have jobs while attending school are more engaged in the classroom, and their grades are either the same or better than students who don’t work during school. The catch is that these statistics only pertain to students who work up to 20 hours per week. The same study showed (also consistent with earlier research) that working more than 20 hours per week negatively affected students’ academic performance due to the amount of time students had to dedicate to work. This was mostly demonstrated in lower grades for students with more than a 20-hour workload. These numbers, of course, are not going to be the same for all students. Some have higher capacities to take on work and school than others. But most students should take their school into account when considering how much of a workload to take on. Many university websites offer advice on student employment. The University of Michigan-Flint has a “Surviving College” page that gives a guide to the number of hours student should work based on their credit hours for school, starting with 20 hours per week for four to six classes and up to 40 hours for one or two classes. More than the number of hours needs to be taken into consideration, though. Work environment is also important in determining how a student performs in school. The AIR study found that students performed better when working on campus. Reasons for this include interacting with faculty and staff and learning work management skills. Another major factor is university employers’ willingness to work around a student’s schedule as opposed to off-campus employers. While it’s a little early to consider what to do with work and school a month from now, all of these factors are worth considering. Studies consistently show that working half time or less is more beneficial than working more hours. Additionally, working on campus (or a school-friendly employer) pays off more than working for an off campus employer who doesn’t take students’ needs into consideration as much as a college employer. And even with today’s money worries, why work to make a few extra bucks this year when you could graduate with a degree to a career that pays far more in the long run? Those extra dollars suddenly seem miniscule. — Andres Dominguez is a senior studying journalism and political science. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter via @AndresReporting.
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laws (in an Arizona Republic article, he wrote “Arizona knows better, and it’s time the politicians stopped grandstanding and using as anyone ever heard of the Arizona this issue as an election-year attention-getter. Board of Regents? The Board of Regents Arizona needs to repeal SB 1070 and do it is an undemocratically appointed now”), DeConcini stands only to benefit from group with the license to oversee all three SB 1070 and laws like it. state colleges in Arizona. This board makes CCA is an influential political machine. By decisions that affect us students every day, from spending millions each year on lobbying and tuition increases to academic planning and campaign donations, and by advocating for development. legislation such as Arizona’s SB 1070, which This is a board that hands down decisions to targets immigrant communities and sends us, when in fact they should take their agenda more people to its prisons, CCA profits from from the students and learners who make and contributes to a climate of hate, racism and up their constituency. As students, we pay criminalization. more for our education through tuition than Furthermore, CCA generates revenue through the state of Arizona does through education federal and state contracts to house prisoners funds. We deserve complete transparency and and detainees in private facilities. Where does accountability from the Board of Regents. the money for these government contracts Local Tucson attorney and former come from? Why has there been an exponential Democratic State Sen. Dennis DeConcini sits increase of prisons over the last thirty years even on the Board of Regents as a publicly appointed in the midst of a declining crime rate? official. As taxpayers, we deserve to know how our Since 2008, DeConcini has also sat on the tax dollars are spent and into what private Board of Directors of a leading private prison corporations they are funneled. company, Corrections Corporation of America. I found out about Dennis DeConcini’s less In 2011, CCA recorded revenues of more than than ethical relationship to both CCA and the $1.7 billion. As of March 2012, DeConcini owns Board of Regents through a local movement upwards of 8,700 shares in CCA or roughly called the Fuerza! Campaign. Fuerza is a Tucson $222,268. based coalition of families and communities CCA counts its profits according to the number mobilized against the growth of the prison of prison beds filled each night. And by virtue of industry. his investments, Dennis DeConcini does too. The Fuerza Coalition is spearheading a Even though Dennis DeConcini has publicly current campaign that asks Dennis DeConcini called for the repeal of racist immigration to resign from his position on the CCA Board PATRICIA HOHL
of Directors. The coalition states, “If DeConcini wishes to live up to his public statements in support of immigrant rights, he should immediately resign from the CCA Board and denounce the company’s practices of profiteering and exploitation.” To not take a stand against injustice is to be complicit with it and benefit from it, and DeConcini’s complicit actions speak louder than his words. It is unsettling to think there are Board of Regents members actively profiteering from the increasing prison and detention population. The United States is the world’s leading incarcerator, outpacing every other country. The detention of migrants and separation of families has become big business. What does that say about our own standards of human rights and dignity? What does that say about Dennis DeConcini’s own moral compass? As a UA student, I have great reservations about the composition of such an influential board. The Board of Regents plans to meet on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center. These meetings always have a public comment section. This is the board’s opportunity to hear from the public it supposedly serves. If you feel like DeConcini should speak to these issues and resign from CCA, show up and ask him. I know I will. — Patricia Hohl is a graduate student studying Latin American Studies. She can be reached at email@example.com.
With role models like Jobs or Gates, who needs college? Jason Krell Arizona Daily Wildcat
hen was the last time you attended a lecture and thought, “This is a really productive use of my time”? The answer is probably never, but even if you’re one of the few that replied with “often,” there’s no reason you couldn’t simply read a textbook and get the same education you do watching a teacher regurgitate PowerPoint slides that haven’t been edited since he or she was hired. Not only would you be able to learn on your own time, you could save the absurd amount of money it costs to attend college in the first place. And instead of posing as pseudo-adults who still rely on monthly checks from Mommy and Daddy, passing away class time on Facebook or drinking heavily every weekend, you could be advancing your career or making a difference in
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the world now instead of post-graduation. Maybe you think that sounds insane or inaccurate, and that people who don’t go to college are often screwed later in life while competing against their “better-educated peers.” But, according to The New York Times, in an article called “Saying No to College,” that’s not really true. There’s this movie called “The Social Network” about this thing called Facebook, and the guy who dropped out of college to invent it, Mark Zuckerberg. Then there’s Bill Gates, another dropout who invented the operating system that’s pretty much responsible for the functionality of millions of computers around the world. And remember Steve Jobs? He never graduated, instead focusing his efforts toward founding the all-consuming, ever-expanding tech company that is Apple. But people like those men are the exception, and not the rule, right? For now, maybe, but the Times article also drops a few names you might not have heard of who are off to a similarly lucrative start. Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams dropped out of college to create Twitter in 2006, and that’s
doing pretty well financially. Digg, a social news website, was started by dropout Kevin Rose in 2004, and David Karp, the inventor of Tumblr and a high school dropout, was valued at $800 million in 2011. There are even more names in the article, and while most of them are making their innovations online, these dropouts are good examples for those questioning the validity of higher education. If you have an idea to change the world and the drive to make it happen, why spend tens of thousands of dollars on educating yourself when you could instead go straight to making tens of thousands of dollars — and more? Although some professions, like becoming a doctor, actually require spending time in college in order to obtain a license to practice, higher education and a college degree aren’t always the necessity many make it out to be — especially not when good work experience has proved to be a better teacher all along. — Jason Krell is the copy chief for the Daily Wildcat. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter via @Jason_Krell.
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Planners anticipate sellout for Obama’s second inauguration MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE
WASHINGTON — Plans for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in January are in full swing. A reviewing stand is under construction in front of the White House, congressional offices are taking ticket requests and planners are mapping out parade logistics and street closures. But if a crush of well-wishers is hoping to descend on the nation’s capital as it did four years ago, when 1.8 million people crowded into the city to be a part of his history-making swearing-in, their preparations are off to a much more leisurely start. Rand Goodman, director of sales and marketing at the JW Marriott hotel, along the Pennsylvania Avenue route of the inaugural parade, said interest so far has not been the same as it was at this point four years ago, but he was optimistic. “For D.C., this is our Super Bowl and Oscar all rolled into one,” Goodman said. “This is a major event for the city, so there’s a lot of demand, and a lot of availability right now.” The inauguration falls this time on Monday, Jan. 21, which is also the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As the first African-American to be sworn in as president, Obama’s first inaugural was a momentous event, with an appeal and electricity that likely could not be replicated under any circumstances “It was just an amazing experience,” said Juana Turner of Los Angeles. “I booked my flight early in November. We weren’t looking for a four-star hotel or anything like that. We just wanted an accommodation.” But Turner, who works in the information technology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, said she’s unsure whether she will make a second trip. Many hotels are not fully booked yet. But many also require a four-night minimum stay, which could be a drawback for cost-conscious inaugural-goers. The industry, however, is counting on people looking for lodging for the entire four-day weekend. “It’s not just one-day festivities,” said Edward Baten, general manager of the W Washington D.C. hotel, across from the Treasury Department and within sight of the reviewing stand. The Mayflower Renaissance hotel, which has hosted inaugural balls since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term, already had started accepting reservations prior to the election and was expecting to have a “good
turnout,” said director of sales Keith McClinsey. “The election was only a few weeks ago, but we’re about 50 percent sold out,” he said. “They’re forming the presidential inaugural committee, and we expect that’ll increase the demand as well. So we’re confident we will sell out, probably by mid-December at the latest.” For nearly $3 million, the JW Marriott will offer half the hotel — 300 rooms, plus some suites — for a single booking. In 2009, it rented out the hotel over the inaugural weekend to a wealthy businessman who gave the rooms to wounded soldiers, abused women, children from low-income families and others Thanks to the traffic the inauguration brings in every four years, the local hotel and entertainment industry usually get a major financial boost, as do city coffers. The W hotel expects January income to surge about 50 percent. “There are so many people who were unable to participate in 2009 who don’t want to let this opportunity slip by them,” Baten said. “We do have some groups who have signed a contract prior to the election,” no matter who won. Besides hotels, there’s always Craigslist to look for alternative accommodations from people willing to rent out their homes for the weekend. But as with many hotels, some postings for private homes, apartments or condos require a four-night minimum, and the prices aren’t cheap. One four-night rental listed as three blocks from the Capitol was asking $900 per night. Meanwhile, four years ago, the popular Oval Room restaurant, just across Lafayette Square from the White House, had a special event for the inauguration, but is not this year. Charlie Palmer Steak rented out private spaces in the restaurant in 2009, though not this time. But the Old Ebbitt Grill, another venerable Washington watering hole and restaurant, is already booked and closed for a private event. The Newseum, a news museum along the parade route, expects to sell out a special event that offers video feeds of the inauguration, as well as a prime viewing spot to see the marching bands and other attractions. Inaugural tickets can be obtained through congressional offices for free. Most use a random lottery system. Deadlines for requesting tickets vary from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16. But they go fast. “The demand for tickets has always far surpassed our office’s ticket allotment,” according to a press release from Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
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Weed, guns and stress
A non UA-affiliated man was arrested on charges of possessing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. A University of Arizona Police Department officer also found a gun in the man’s car. The UAPD officer pulled the man over on Nov. 29 at Ring Road and Elm Street after noticing that the car’s Arizona registration had expired. The man said he’d recently retrieved the car from impoundment three days before and that the car was registered under his girlfriend’s name. The officer found that the man’s driver’s license had been suspended due to failure to pay for a citation and appear in Tucson City Court on two separate occasions. Since the car had to be impounded again, the UAPD officer conducted an inventory of the vehicle. A SCCY 9mm pistol in a holster was found, as well as a small glass jar containing a marijuana pipe and residue. The shake from the pipe and residue weighed 0.2 grams. The man said he had the pistol because he had been stressed the last couple of days. When the officer placed the pipe and residue on the hood of the car, the man replied, “I know how this works. It’s in my car, so it’s mine, but I think it’s my cousin’s.” The man was cited and released, then told to leave UA grounds because of the weapons-on-campus policy. The car was towed and impounded.
Financial British invasion
A UAPD officer went to Steward Observatory to speak with a UA employee about $2,167.04 of fraudulent charges made in England on Nov. 29. The employee had received a call from her bank on Nov. 12 asking to verify charges. She thought that the card’s account had been closed more than a year ago. The woman gave UAPD three receipts showing the unauthorized charges, which were then submitted to UAPD’s evidence room.
Dank stank leads to bong bust
A UA student in Coronado Residence Hall was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after UAPD officers questioned him and a woman in his dorm room. UAPD officers went to the man’s room after receiving a report of an odor of marijuana coming from the resident’s room. When officers arrived, they too noticed the smell and knocked on the resident’s door. The resident answered in just his shorts, saying he was with a girl. An officer asked if everyone was comfortably dressed for him to come in, and the woman said she was fine, but wanted a blanket to cover herself up more. The officer said he was in the room because of the smell of marijuana. The resident said he hadn’t smoked in the room, but had used marijuana in the past, off campus. Upon further questioning, the resident also admitted to smoking out of a bong that he then retrieved from under his bed. The woman admitted to having smoked from the bong as well, but the resident said it belonged solely to him and that she had no relation to it. Both had dilated pupils and bloodshot eyes. The student was then referred to the dean of students for diversion of drug paraphernalia. 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.
An Evening of Opera Scenes The University of Arizona Opera Theater presents its production of “An Evening of Opera Scenes.” The program of opera scenes will span the breadth of musical styles including the early opera seria in Scarlatti’s “Griselda,” Mozart’s “Mitridate Re di Ponto” and his later opera buffa “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Bizet’s “Carmen,” Puccini’s tragedy “Il Tabarro,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Gondoliers” and a tip of the hat to American musical theater with a selection from Sondheim’s “Follies.” The scenes will be performed fully staged with sets, lighting, costumes and supertitles. Performers include distinguished undergraduate and graduate students of the UA voice area. Dec 4 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $5. Music Bldg, Crowder Hall ‘From Here and Far Away: Artist’s Books, Pages and Paintings’ by Beata Wehr: This exhibition will consist of artist’s books and mounted pages as well as encaustic paintings on the subjects of time, transience, immigration, memory, human behavior and place. There will be two kinds of books in the exhibit: mixed-media using tactile materials that reinforce content, and others printed in editions that mostly derive from the ﬁrst group or are digitally composed.
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Ongoing until Dec. 7, UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street. ‘Exploring Sky Islands’ Exhibit at Flandrau Science Center Don’t miss Flandrau’s new exhibit, “Exploring Sky Islands.” It’s full of fun, hands-on activities that will take you from our desert basins to the pine forests on top of Arizona’s Sky Island mountains. “Exploring Sky Islands” will guide you to discover the geology, biology and ecology of our region through interactive exhibits. The rocks, the water, the life and even ﬁre all play a role in our amazing Sky Islands. And all that science makes “Exploring Sky Islands” a fascinating exhibit for the whole family - a perfect way to learn about the amazing natural world where we live. Come visit, and prepare to have fun! All day, every day, ongoing until Sep 2013. Flandrau Science Center, 1601 E. University Blvd. $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 15, free for children under 4, $2 for Arizona college students with ID. CatCard holders get a $2.50 discount. K7UAZ Amateur Radio Club Meeting Did you know that the UA has its very own amateur radio club? Amateur radio is a means of communicating with other operators all around the world. K7UAZ
is a place for students and community members to come together and learn about this exciting and rewarding hobby. The club looks forward to meeting you! Repeats every month on Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec on the ﬁrst Tuesday until Fri May 31 2013 . 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Engineering 303. Contact Daniel Sanderman for more info: 541-937-5286 Arizona Men’s Basketball vs. Southern Miss (Home) Arizona takes on Southern Miss. Dec 4, 7:30 p.m. McKale Memorial Center. Contact McKale Ticket Ofﬁce for more info. 520-621-CATS The University of Arizona School of Art Presents 2012 Annual BFA Exhibition The University of Arizona School of Art presents the 2012 Annual BFA Exhibition. This year’s fall 2012 BFA graduates will showcase their work. Lionel Rombach Gallery, 1031 N. Olive Road. Ongoing every weekday until December 5, 2012. 9am-5pm
San Xavier Mission Guided Tours 1950 W. San Xavier Road Docents lead 45-minute tours of the National Historic Landmark, Monday - Saturday, and ex-
plain the mission’s rich history and ornate interior that includes painted murals and original statuary. 520-294-2624 Geronimo Exhibit: Discover the man behind the legend in this visual biography of the mythic Apache warrior, featuring the riﬂe Geronimo surrendered to Indian Agent John Clum, and more at Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum. Ongoing, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Admission $4-$5 (children under 11 free). 949 E. 2nd St WaterSmart Lecture - ‘Hands-On Waterwise Garden Design’ Have you ever wondered how all of the elements of water-saving landscapes – such as water-smart plantings, efﬁcient irrigation and rainwater harvesting – come together to make beautiful home gardens? Join award-winning garden designer and author Scott Calhoun for a hands-on class that will help you develop a conceptual xeric garden design. Participants should bring a basic site map drawing of their lot with their house and garden, drawn on graph paper. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Dec 4, 9 a.m. – Noon. Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.
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Effort promotes US citizenship MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE
LOS ANGELES — Ricardo Sepida gets emotional when he sees his son-in-law in a Navy uniform. Even aircraft carriers make him misty-eyed. There is no better country than the United States, says Sepida, an immigrant from the Philippines. Yet despite possessing a green card for 40 years, Sepida has never become an American citizen. Life got in the way, as he raised two children, worked a full-time job as a biomedical technician and ran side businesses on the weekends. “I was so busy at work, I had so many things to do and I’d forget about it,” said Sepida, 61, of Sylmar, Calif. “I regret it now. I should have done it a long time ago.” Sepida is among the millions of immigrants who are eligible for citizenship but have postponed the milestone, whether because of the $680 fee, a busy schedule or fear of the English and civics exams. In 2011, about 750,000 immigrants applied for naturalization out of the 8.5 million who were eligible. A $20 million effort is now under way to get more permanent residents to become citizens so they can vote, have access to a wider range of jobs and become fully American. The money for the New Americans Campaign comes from major foundations and is going mainly to nonprofits that have already been doing citizenship work. Two former commissioners of the Immigration and Naturalization Ser-
vice have signed on as advisers. “We’re going to just grow the number of people who aren’t really completely part of the American fabric, who aren’t pitching their tent, unless we get them off the sideline and into the game,” said Eric Cohen, executive director of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, which is the campaign’s main coordinator. The campaign is being touted as bipartisan — Doris Meissner and James Ziglar, the two former INS leaders, served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively. Organizers chose to launch the effort after the November presidential election to avoid any association with partisan voter registration drives, Meissner said. With the growing clout of Latinos and Asian-Americans, who voted for Democrat Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by a ratio of nearly 3-1, an increase in naturalization rates could have an effect on local and national politics. L.A. is among eight cities targeted by the New Americans drive, which will last three to five years. The cities — which also include Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Detroit; Houston; Miami; New York; and San Jose, Calif. — are home to about 40 percent of those who qualify for citizenship. The money will pay for more workshops to help immigrants fill out the 10-page application and prepare for the exams. The New Americans project will also fund outreach efforts like the CitizenshipWorks website, which provides
application guidance in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. Separately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which processes applications and is a successor agency to INS, has worked with Los Angeles officials to install a “citizenship corner” in each of the city’s 73 public libraries. “It’s one of those things where you don’t know how good it is unless you experience it,” said Phyllis Coven, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Los Angeles office. “It’s a great gift, an honor and a privilege to hold a U.S. passport and become a full member of this society.” At the Chinatown library, the most pressing issue is English fluency, said Shan Liang, the branch manager. Elderly Chinese immigrants flock to the library’s free English and civics classes, but some have a long way to go before they can answer such questions as, “Why did the colonists fight the British?” The cost can also be an issue for retirees living on a fixed income, Liang said. “It is an intimidating process. It is quite a lot of questions,” said Joyce Noche, head of the citizenship and immigration project at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, one of the groups conducting workshops under the program. “Our attorneys can’t actually answer all the questions themselves. It is not a walk in the park.” Typically, the naturalization process takes about five months from submitting the initial application to reciting an oath of allegiance at a group swearing-in ceremony.
Syrian streets still dangerous as civil war continues MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE
HASAKA, Syria — Hasaka is still controlled by the Syrian government, but even from the window of a taxi it’s obvious the people here have not been spared from the country’s civil war. The lines at bakeries are daylong, and many schools are closed because they’ve become homes for refugees from other parts of the country. The power is out now as often as it is on, and fuel is in ever shorter supply. Though she is happy to see him, Adam Ebrahem’s mother admonishes him for returning to his family’s home here. “You shouldn’t stay,” she says. “The PYD will kill you.” Ebrahem — it’s a pseudonym he uses for security reasons — is a 27-year-old revolutionary. A musician and a student, he was working and studying in Damascus when the rebellion against the government of President Bashar Assad began nearly two years ago. After months of demonstrating in Damascus, he returned to Hasaka to organize demonstrations. Now, as he travels across Hasaka province and in Deir al-Zour province to the south, documenting the situation there, he openly wonders whether he and his fellow revolutionaries have done the right thing. “What will we tell our children? That we started this revolution and destroyed the country?” Ebrahem is a Kurd, the ethnic group that
A BOY CARRIES a toy rocket-propelled grenade launcher at an anti-government demonstration in Qalat al Mudiq, Syria.
dominates Hasaka province and makes up about 10 percent of Syria’s population. The PYD is a Kurdish militia that is allied with the Syrian government; it’s the PYD that more or less controls the neighborhood Ebrahem’s family lives in. It also has clashed with anti-Assad rebels in northern Syria, heightening tensions between Kurds and Arabs.
The first demonstrations, particularly in Damascus, were hopeful ones and deliberate in their displays of unity among the country’s sects and ethnicities. But as the violence grew, it was the Sunni Muslim Arab population that armed itself. Though the narrative that has persisted is that arming the rebellion was the only choice, many peaceful demonstrators like Ebrahem are tepid in
their support of that decision, and some oppose it outright. Ebrahem’s family is making plans to leave Hasaka. They don’t expect it to remain free of widespread violence for much longer. No one does. Ebrahem, who openly questions the existence of God, did not help start the rebellion in Hasaka to see it empower conservative Islamist militias, though that is exactly what it has done across the country. He wonders if he should be making plans to leave the country. He alternately expresses respect and amazement for the devout men he meets on the frontlines. “Islam is the only power in this country capable of challenging Assad,” he confided at one point. “I knew that before.” Syria’s Kurds have long protested against the Assad government, but most have not supported this rebellion outright, hoping, in vain, that they might be spared the violence that has engulfed other parts of the country. As a Kurd supporting the rebels, Ebrahem is in an increasingly difficult position, one that was evident as he accompanied a reporter to meet with rebel fighters in Hasaka and Deir al-Zour province. “What do the Kurds want?” he was asked repeatedly. “Are you Kurdish? Are you with the PKK?” — a reference to a Kurdish group that has fought a long guerrilla war in Turkey and is aligned with the PYD.
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Hill conquering fear for Wildcats single day. “Hopefully, from this point on, all of our guys will feel that For Arizona forward Solomon Hill competitiveness every day,” Miller the importance of the everyday grind said. “I think that’s what’s going to means everything. get them to reach all of their own Tonight at 7 p.m., Arizona will face personal goals, and certainly it really Southern Miss at McKale Center, cures a lot of what you worry about looking for its sixth straight win and when you say your team is going to led by arguably its best player. be ready. We have to be ready on a Hill is often described by both daily basis and that’s why we’ll be coaches and teammates as one of ready. That’s the hope.” the hardest-working players on the Miller said he found it funny to Wildcats and a lead-by-example type hear Hill talk about his fear of losing of guy, but his daily motivation comes playing time, since the senior has from a different place: fear — fear played an important role throughout that he’ll be replaced, fear that he’ll his time at the UA. Hill improved be overtaken in his points, practice. rebounds and “I’m scared,” assists average all Hill said. “When four years, even You get scared for your I first got here I if just slightly, was scared with position, you get scared for and is tied with the competition senior Mark your playing time. with [former Lyons in scoring Wildcat] Brendon average through — forward Solomon Hill Lavender and five games at 14 Kevin Parrom. points. When you first He’s the leader get on campus of a top-10 team and earned first and you see Lavender doing team All-Conference honors last windmills and shooting threes at year, but Hill knows his path beyond a high rate, you get scared for your college is much scarier than what he position, you get scared for your feared coming out of high school. playing time.” “If you think about the NBA Hill arrived in Tucson as the experience — you’re gonna compete Rivals.com 27th overall prospect in for your job every night,” Hill said. 2009, a four-star prospect and the top “They’re going to bring in guys every player of a UA recruiting class that year through a draft process.” included Derrick Williams. Hill used Early draft projections are the nerves of potentially slipping irrelevant because most of the college from that top spot to prod him along season hasn’t even played out yet, and work harder to live up to his but according to NBAdraft.net, Hill is teammates’ talents. the 68th overall prospect and on the The pool of talent hasn’t lessened, cusp of being draft-worthy. either. Head coach Sean Miller has “Every [player in] a top program brought top-five recruiting classes wants that success, wants to be a to Arizona in back-to-back seasons, and the team has repeatedly talked hill, 11 about the intensity of practice every KYLE JOHNSON
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FORWARD SOLOMON HILL said that he uses fear as a motivation. The fear of losing his spot because of all the talented basketball players around him is what drives him, and now he’s arguably Arizona’s best player.
Everyone else has a bowl, so why not Tucson? James Kelley Arizona Daily Wildcat
NEVADA RECEIVER Brandon Wimberly makes a catch against Boise State at Mackay Stadium on Saturday in Reno, Nev. The Boise State Broncos defeated the Nevada Wolf Pack, 27-21.
Arizona and Nevada have similar style ZACK ROSENBLATT Arizona Daily Wildcat
After nine days of rampant speculation, it was announced Sunday that Arizona will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15 against Nevada. A 4-8 season last year cost former head coach Mike Stoops his job, but just one year later a 7-5 (4-5 in the Pac-12) finish helped Rich Rodriguez to a bowl in his first season as head coach. Now, Arizona will have a quick turnaround with its bowl game coming 22 days after its 41-34 loss to ASU. By comparison, the Sun Devils’ break will last 36 days when they travel to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 29 and take on Navy. Nevada’s turnaround is even quicker — 14 days — as the Wolf Pack (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West Conference) faced No. 19 Boise State on Saturday, falling 27-21. The Wolf Pack are similar to the Wildcats in a few ways, especially
on the ground. Running back Stephon Jefferson leads Nevada’s potent rushing attack, which is seventh-best in the country at 260 yards per game. The Wildcats come in at No. 15 with 230.4 per game, but running back Ka’Deem Carey is the nation’s leading rusher heading into bowl season, thanks to his 1,757 yards and 20 touchdowns. Jefferson, though, is hot on his tail, trailing Carey by 54 yards but leading him with one more touchdown. On the passing side of things, Nevada ranks in the top half of the country, although not quite as highly as Arizona. The Wildcats have the 29th-best passing attack in the nation, and if not for its run-first tendencies in the last four games it would be even higher. For much of the season, Arizona was ranked in the top five on the heels of Matt Scott’s performance, which helped him to the AllConference second team. Scott has 3,238 passing yards, still 11th-best,
and 24 touchdowns, along with 485 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. For Nevada, sophomore signal caller Cody Fajardo has been a pleasant surprise for the Wolf Pack, garnering 2,530 yards and 17 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. Even more impressive, though, are his 981 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. On the opposite side of the ball, both teams are almost identically inadequate, although Nevada does have a decent pass defense. And for teams that are so adept at rushing the ball, they are equally bad at defending it. Nevada is 110th in the nation, giving up 213.7 yards per game, while Arizona is 87th after giving up 189.75. The Wolf Pack is No. 94 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up an average of 32.5 points per game, while Arizona is No. 100 with 34.25 per game. BYU has the record for points scored in the New Mexico Bowl with 52, but don’t be surprised if that record is broken this year.
In the 13 years the bowl has ith the Arizona football been in the Phoenix area, it has team getting selected sold more than 50,000 tickets for the New Mexico only twice, with less than 45,000 Bowl and how it was under consideration for the Las Vegas, five times and less than 42,000 three times. When it was in Kraft Fight Hunger and Sun Tucson, it was a WAC bowl — Bowls, the discussion of bowl now it features teams from two games is fresh in the minds of of the top-three most popular UA football fans. conferences, the Big Ten and Tucson is arguably the most Big 12. prominent warm-weather city, If the Pac-12 were to add lacking a bowl game with about a Tucson bowl, it would a million people and one of potentially be among the the most visible college sports league’s most prominent. programs in the country. Even El Paso, Texas, (Sun Bowl) some cold-weather cities like and Albuquerque, N.M., (New Boise, New York, Detroit, San Mexico Francisco and Bowl) don’t Washington, seem too D.C., have popular, bowl games. It’s December and we’re and Sure, those wearing t-shirts and shorts although are all big San cities, but to class in Tucson. Isn’t Francisco is why not have that enough? cool, it’s on a bowl game a baseball in Tucson field and where winter has drawn is pretty much 42,268 only when hometown non-existent? Cal was playing. Expect 20,000There are even three bowls 30,000 for the ASU-Navy bout played on baseball fields. this year. Arizona Stadium has a gigantic The New Mexico Bowl could scoreboard and next year the stadium will be even nicer when easily move one state over. In 2006, 34,111 attended the the Lowell-Stevens Football inaugural New Mexico Bowl, Facility in the north end zone is when the hometown team completed. played and since then the bowl Bowl games generate about has only drawn more than $1.285 billion a year for the host communities, according to 30,000 once, bottoming out at 24,898 in 2009 and 24,735 in the Football Bowl Association. 2008. Tucson should get a slice, Albuquerque is OK, but it’s certainly ahead of places like more like a poor man’s Tucson, Boise, whose bowl teams turn a smaller version of the Old down. Pueblo with colder weather. Tucson used to have a bowl Arizona Stadium will have game, the Copper Bowl/Insight. three locker rooms, the current com Bowl from 1989-1999, until home, the new UA locker room it moved to Phoenix to be the second or third-most prominent in the north end zone complex and the old visitor’s one. The bowl in a city that doesn’t care visitor’s locker room is a pit but much for college sports (look now a bowl team doesn’t have at ASU’s attendance for football to go there, they can both use and basketball. the UA locker rooms. In 2004, when Notre Dame It’s December and we’re played Oregon State, 45,917 wearing T-shirts and shorts attended, and in 2005 when to class in Tucson. Isn’t that hometown ASU played Rutgers, enough? 43,536 attended.
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Southern Miss isn’t necessarily a household name, but neither was Charleston Southern when the No. 8 Arizona Wildcats faced them on Nov. 11. But just like CSU in the Big South, the Golden Eagles, who will play Arizona (5-0) at McKale Center tonight at 7:30 p.m., are contenders to win their conference and are not a team that the Wildcats can afford to overlook. Southern Miss brings a 6-1 overall record into tonight’s game against impressive competition, as it defeated Georgia 62-60 on the road in overtime. Southern Miss was 25-9 a season ago and lost to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament while boasting two all-conference players in Jonathan Mills and Neil Watson, both of whom returned this year. The Golden Eagles have raced out to a hot
start in large part because of three different areas.
Southern Miss has only allowed more than 65 points to New Mexico State, in its only loss of the season, holding every other team to an average of 58.9 points per game. Even in the loss, NMSU only scored 68 points and forced 19 turnovers. The Golden Eagles have forced 113 turnovers in seven contests this season, an average of 16 per game. The Wildcats average 13.4, but against a bit tougher competition. Their defense along the 3-point line has also paid dividends for the Golden Eagles, as they only allow a 28 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc. This will be a nice test for the Wildcats who have been extremely efficient from beyond the arc thus far, as they are tied for fifth in the nation with a 43.8 shooting percentage from three.
roster, nine have played in six or all seven games, and each of the nine averages more than 14 minutes per game. The depth has not The Golden Eagles have outrebounded led to more breadth in the scoring department, opponents by an average of about five per game, though, as only two players average double digit leading to more scoring opportunities. scoring — senior forwards Dwayne Davis and The Wildcats have outrebounded their Jonathan Mills. opponents by an average of 13 per game, but Southern Miss averages nine more than Arizona opponents. IF YOU GO The Golden Eagles average 34 rebounds per game and are led by the 6-foot-5 Mills with 7.6 No. 8 Arizona against Southern Miss per game and Michael Craig at 5.4. When: 7:30 p.m. The Wildcats should still hold an advantage Where: McKale Center here, though, as they are led by a 7-foot Kaleb TV: Pac-12 Networks Tarczewski (6.8 rebounds per game), 6-foot-8 Brandon Ashley (7.4) and 6-foot-6 Solomon Hill Quick fact: (4.8). Tonight’s game is the third ever meeting between the UA and Southern Miss, with the Wildcats holding a 2-0 series lead. The last meeting came 62 years ago in a 90-56 win. Similar to the Wildcats, 10 Southern Miss players have significant game experience this season. Of the 12 players on the Golden Eagles’
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In the world of sports, throwing things into the field of play is strongly prohibited. Wildcat hockey, however, is hoping fans will break that rule. Arizona faces Northern Arizona University at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tucson Convention Center, where the Wildcats will also stage their first “Teddy Bear Toss,” presented by NOVA Home Loans. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped teddy bear or stuffed animal to throw onto the ice after the Wildcats’ first goal. The bears will then be collected and donated to Toys for Tots for use as holiday gifts. “It’s a hockey tradition that we wanted to bring to Tucson,” head coach Sean Hogan said. “I think it’s something that, hopefully, in my opinion, will take off, once people see it the first time. It’s a lot of fun and it’s for a good cause, Toys for Tots.” The players are also looking forward to
the added involvement from fans they think the toss will inspire. “I think it’s going to be pretty exciting when we score our first goal, to see hopefully a couple thousand teddy bears tossed down to the ice,” senior forward Brian Slugocki said. “It’ll be fun for the fans and the players as well.” Junior forward Andrew Murmes recognized a teddy bear toss as a familiar way to excite the fans, after experiencing one in high school. “It’s really exciting,” Murmes said. “We actually had a lot of teddy bears on the ice. The entire place was filled, which is awesome, so hopefully we get a lot of fans in here throwing a lot of teddy bears.” Slugocki expects the players to make friendly wagers on who will be the one to score that first goal. He leads the team with 12 goals, while Murmes is the team’s top scorer with 27 points. Hogan was inspired by the success the Green Bay Gamblers had with their teddy bear toss and a friend of his, John
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mcclatchy tribune FORMER ARIZONA QUARTERBACK NICK FOLES was named by Philadelphia Eagles head coach the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
for the Gamblers. “We’re averaging, I think, about 1,500 fans a game, 2,000 from page 10 fans a game,” Hogan said, “And Burkhart, now a scout for the then for their teddy bear toss — Tampa Bay Lightning, worked they have a facility like this —
they were getting 6,800 people there for the teddy bear toss.” Hogan said they are hoping for 1,000-1,500 teddy bears. “To be able to throw anything on the ice is fun,” Hogan said.
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DEFENSEMAN BRYAN DRAZNER takes the puck against San Diego State on Friday. The Wildcats will be debuting a “Teddy Bear Toss” at Saturday’s game.
Former Wildcat quarterback Nick Foles is no longer just a temporary replacement for the Philadelphia Eagles, as head coach Andy Reid named Foles the starter for the remainder of the season on Monday. “Today I’m going to name Foles — Nick — the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season,” said Reid, according to CBS Sports. “Mike [Vick] is on the fast track, so we might be able to get him back this season. Number one is his health, most importantly. “Number two, it gives one of our young players an opportunity to play here the next four games as the starter. Each week, he’s come in as the replacement guy. “Now he is the starter, and we’ll see how he does with that on his plate.” Foles, a third-round selection out of the UA, came in for the injured Vick in week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys. Foles immediately showed his deep passing ability with a 44yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin, but a fourth-quarter interception that was returned
for a touchdown sealed a loss for Philadelphia. Through Foles’ four appearances under center, he’s averaged 198 yards a game with a 60.9 percent completion rate, two touchdowns and three interceptions. The Wildcats’ all-time passing leader had a career-high 251 yards and a touchdown Sunday night in another loss to the Cowboys, giving him a 96.6 quarterback rating. “You see, the footwork is better when he’s throwing the football,” said Reid, according to the Associated Press. “It’s allowing us to add more into his repertoire of throws and he’s been working very hard on that.” The Eagles have lost all four games Foles has played, but the struggles can’t be pinned all on the rookie. Philadelphia is on an eightgame losing slide and is a game ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars for the worst record in the NFL. Foles holds Arizona’s alltime career records in passing yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage and went 15-18 as the starter in Tucson.
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next-level player and be a part of an NBA program,” Hill said. “I think people have to understand that you have to have success at the collegiate level in order to be picked and drafted for the NBA.” Hill feels the best way for him to reach his goal of the NBA is through success not only for himself, but for his team, just like Williams had two years ago. Williams was already an NBA prospect, but Arizona’s run to the Elite Eight propelled him to the No. 2 overall pick. “I competed every day,” Hill said. “I didn’t take a day off. I didn’t want a day off because I was scared that day off that Kevin Parrom or Brendon Lavender would catch me. And that’s what drives me. I’m scared of being replaced, I’m scared of somebody taking my spot or surpassing me, so every day I try to work as hard as possible and never take a day for granted.”
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A . of the Weird. Butt-chugging, otherwise known as an alcohol Though it may seem otherwise, you are not reading News
enema, is a dangerous and often painful way of getting drunk. A tube is passed through the rectum and alcohol gets poured directly into the colon. Ewww! Alcohol is absorbed through the mucous membrane of the intestines and enters the bloodstream. When compared to oral ingestion, the abundance of blood vessels in the colon increases the speed of intoxication.
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University of Tennessee students recently brought butt-chugging back to the national forefront after a fraternity chapter was suspended for a butt-chugging incident. Many members were passed out and one member was dropped off at a local hospital with a BAC over .4. This level is five times the legal limit and considered within “the death zone” for alcohol poisoning. Butt-chugging is not the only exotic way to introduce alcohol into the body. Some people “eyeball” vodka and there are stories of vodka soaked tampons used by women and men. While these unusual alcohol intake methods are thankfully not widespread, they are extremely dangerous. The American Academy of Ophthalmology condemns the practice of eyeballing, warning it could lead to permanent vision problems and blindness. It also burns painfully. While no one knows just how common these practices are, it is important to know that according to National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Addiction, about 1,825 college students die each year from an alcohol related injury. If you still need proof that alcohol can make one do risky things, look no further than buttchugging, eyeballing, or other questionable ways people get intoxicated.
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