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Several businesses on University Boulevard lost revenue after they were forced to close early Saturday night due the chaos outside their storefronts. The Tucson Police Department forced a number of restaurants and clothing stores on University Boulevard to close early that night due the clash between officers and unruly fans following the Arizona men’s basketball team’s loss in the Elite Eight. Gentle Ben’s Brewing Co. had to close around 9 p.m.; it normally closes at 2 a.m. on Saturday nights. TPD told employees the business could reopen after midnight, but it was “worthless” at that point, and Gentle Ben’s stayed closed until the next business day, according to Richard Fifer, the restaurant’s general manager. “We expected them to close the
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SAVANNAH MARTIN LEFT, a political science senior, and Antora Majumdar (right), a psychology junior, run the Vagina Warriors booth on the UA Mall on Wednesday. Their club raises funds and awareness for victims of rape and sexual assault.
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How did things get out of control on University Boulevard in Tucson on Saturday night, when several videos showing what appeared to be police overreaction to a boisterous gathering of UA students went viral nationally? The question is sensitive, as TPD is reviewing several of those videos, including one showing an officer who appeared to charge and violently knock down a young woman who had been merely observing the scene, witnesses said. TPD has said that its officers, most of whom were wearing riot gear, arrested 15 people in and around Main Gate Square and University Boulevard on Saturday night at the conclusion of the Elite Eight game in Anaheim, Calif., where the UA lost 64-63 in overtime to the University of Wisconsin and was knocked out of NCAA March Madness. TPD said officers began making arrests when most of the crowd did not disperse after police declared an “unlawful assembly.” In Tucson, before the game ended, 50 to 60 city police officers were lining University Boulevard in riot gear. As the crowd grew, more officers were
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TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT officers clash with Wildcat fans on University Boulevard on Saturday after Arizona lost 64-63 to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. At other major university campuses, police departments took different approaches to crowd control.
called in, totaling 140. Some students who threw objects at officers were shot with about 200 pepper-ball rounds, as well as canisters of vapor aerosol (pepper spray). Police said in a statement that 15 people were arrested, aged 19 to 29, nine of whom were identified as UA students. But at other major university campuses where students have
formed equally boisterous, sometimes even larger, crowds than the one in Tucson on Saturday night, the police took a different approach to crowd control. The sharpest and most timely contrast came on the very same night in Madison, Wisc., where officers estimated that 10,000 people gathered on State Street following Wisconsin’s victory over
the UA. An estimated 50 officers were on hand from the Madison Police Department and University of Wisconsin campus force. “The police seemed to be enjoying it with the entire community, and they were there to make it safe, which I thought they did,” said Alex Haas, a senior at the University of Wisconsin. “The police were great because they allowed us
to celebrate and get wild, while still being safe.” There were no arrests — only a few citations – and no serious injuries, according to Joel DeSpain, public information officer for the Madison Police Department. Officers did not use chemical munitions or wear riot gear. The crowd sang school songs and celebrated loudly, but around 11:30 p.m. to midnight, officers let people know that it was time to head home, DeSpain said. “Our philosophy is to have our officers out in the crowds and being mobile as they were last Saturday, and high-fiving students and having a good moment with them,” DeSpain said. “We let them know we’re also Badger fans and that we want to enjoy the moment with them, but that we want to keep everyone safe.” As college campuses elsewhere prepared for the Elite Eight games, officers and university staff at the University of Wisconsin, University of Connecticut and Michigan State University handled planning and responses differently than in Tucson, where police prepared for weeks to handle what they described as a potential
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UA scientists help flood dry river delta BY MARSSA MEZZATESTA The Daily Wildcat
UA scientists have joined forces with a binational team to help rejuvenate the Colorado River delta through an engineered flood. A pulse of water was released down the Colorado River to flood water into the delta. The delta is an area which has become completely dry, as shrubs have replaced water. The delta only receives water in years when floods are unusually large. “The intent of this [pulse flow] is to try to help reconnect the river to the ocean and help the native species’ habitat that are along the banks of the river,” said Jack Simes, a spokesman for the Bureau of Reclamation. The pulse was released midMarch, making its way to the
Morelos Dam on the U.S.-Mexico border, Simes said, where on March 23, one gate was opened and on March 27, all gates were opened. The water has now made its way to Mexico, several miles past the community of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, and is working its way south. The pulse flow is 105,392 acre-feet of water and is planned to last for about eight weeks, until May 18. “This amount of water would fill about 52,000 Olympic-size swimming pools for comparison,” said Jim Leenhouts, associate director and investigations section chief for the U.S. Geological Survey Arizona Water Science Center. The engineered flood is a result of the new agreement made between the U.S. and Mexico regarding water management between the two countries, according to Karl Flessa, UA
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UA GEOSCIENCES GRADUATE STUDENT Hector Zamora stands next to the water left in the delta of the Colorado River. An engineered flood will send water into the delta.
professor of geosciences and cochief scientist of the monitoring effort. “This is the first time that Colorado River water has allocated environmental purposes in Mexico, and this is a consequence of the new agreement,” Flessa said. This agreement is in support of Minute 319, part of a treaty between Mexico and the U.S. that establishes new rules in sharing
Colorado River water. Minute 319 sets the criteria for the sharing of future water shortages and allows the storage of Mexican water in Lake Mead. The team monitoring this project includes not only scientists from the UA, but also from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S.
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Student ranks worldwide on aptitude test BY Elizabeth Eaton The Daily Wildcat
While senior Alexander Cohen started off studying mechanical engineering, his love for numbers and problem solving convinced him to try finance as well. Now, Cohen’s decision to double major has paid off; he recently took the Bloomberg Aptitude Test for business and finance and ended up ranking in the top three in the world for February. The BAT is a free online opportunity to assess your business and finance aptitude that ranks students from more than 60 countries, said Jackie Napalan, the University Sales Representative at Bloomberg Institute. The test covers eight different topics including math, analytical reasoning and economics, and is meant to measure a student’s level of readiness for a career in business. Napalan said that the test also works to connect students with potential employers. “The BAT allows employers to discover hidden gems on all campuses and directly compare candidates from a diversity of schools and majors with fresh data,” Napalan said. “It is a winwin situation for both employers and students.” Cohen said that the opportunity to meet employers is the main reason he took the test. “As I worked through my job search, I wanted to do anything that I could to try to set myself
career goals in finance that he hopes to achieve, which include getting involved in private wealth management and managing a hedge fund. “I’d like to work for somebody who has experience and understanding and a background that I can really learn from, and take what I learn and then apply that as I go forward,” Cohen said. Currently, Cohen is looking at a hedge fund called Government Portfolio Advisors in Portland and a mortgage banking company called Mortgage Capital Trading in San Diego. “They’re both small companies,” The BAT allows employers to discover Cohen said, “and hidden gems on all campuses. what attracts — Jackie Napalan, me to a small University Sales Representative at Bloomberg Institute company is that it gives me the opportunity to said. “He’s amongst the brightest have my hands on a lot of different students that I’ve met, with his things and see a lot of different ability to solve problems and use things, like see the trading aspect analytical tools to solve technical of the company, see the research aspects of the company.” problems.” Welter said that he thinks Even though the test is meant to be taken by anyone, Cohen Cohen has what it takes to succeed said that he feels like his finance in business, no matter what he classes helped his performance on decides to do. ”He’s a super hard worker,” the test. “Knowing the background and Welter said. “He probably has put having a foundation in finance, I in more work than his peers as was able to apply it [to the test],” far as understanding how to solve Cohen said. “For example, for the problems and understanding graphs, I knew the relationships of finance in particular.” some of the prices on the graphs, and so I knew what to be looking for before I even looked at the — Follow Elizabeth Eaton question.” @Liz_Eaton95 Cohen said that he has several apart,” Cohen said. Since he scored so highly, Cohen said that eight to nine businesses have expressed interest in him. “It’s been exciting to wake up quite a few mornings and have an email from a company that wants to see your résumé,” Cohen said. Jeff Welter, Cohen’s finance career coach and the assistant director for professional development, said that Cohen succeeded partly due to the combination of his two majors. “Because of his engineering background, he can work math in the frame of finance,” Welter
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riot. In Wisconsin, the police department held a planning committee ahead of last Saturday’s game, in collaboration with downtown business partners and university police. As Wisconsin enters the Final Four this weekend, police have already begun messaging about keeping people safe and celebrating in a peaceful way for the upcoming game. Similarly, at Michigan State University, where the student population is nearly 50,000, there is a Celebrations Committee. Created about 12 years ago, the committee is tasked with preparing for and ensuring the smooth running of celebration events on campus. The committee includes representatives from student health services, police officers, general counsel and others. “We want to have success in athletics and have these sort of events. We just want students to do them in a way that they don’t harm themselves and the community,” said Jason Cody, spokesperson for Michigan State and a member of the Celebrations Committee. “It only takes one incident at one celebration to give your university a bad reputation, and we obviously want to protect the reputation of MSU.” The East Lansing Police Department in Michigan prepares for big events such as the NCAA tournament and Welcome Week in August by having extra officers on hand.
Police said there were no incidents related a crowd, and if we have another option, we to the Sunday game, although extra officers won’t use those.” At the University of Connecticut, it was were in town to ensure if celebrations turned criminal, they could handle those and ensure estimated that 1,000 students congregated in the middle of campus after the university win safety. None of the officers there were in riot gear, against Michigan State University on Sunday. and no large crowds had gathered, according Students were yelling and throwing beer, to East Lansing Police Department Capt. Jeff bras and other underwear, and a couple were lighting newspapers on fire, according to a Murphy. However, local officers are no strangers to student report. Although there were police officers on the scene, students said the police civil disturbances. In December, thousands gathered did not use force to control the crowd. “There were police following Michigan State’s officers, but they weren’t Big Ten Conference football really getting involved with championship game win, It only takes what we were doing,” said and 15 people were arrested one incident at Sarah Wylie, a political that night, Murphy said. one celebration science senior at the There were 60 fires set and to give your University of Connecticut. property damage. In that “I’m not usually overly incident, officers wore riot university a supportive of the approach gear — but did not deploy bad reputation. and reputation that our chemical munitions like the — Jason Cody, MSU spokesperson campus police have, but aerosol canisters used in in this instance, they did a Tucson. good job of not being too Murphy said that officers focus on mingling with the crowds aggressive.” Campus police officers made one arrest and keeping people moving, but when a gathering gets too big, they try to maintain and did not deploy chemical munitions, safety by arresting those who appear to be Wylie said. Although the Connecticut State Police acting in a criminal manner. He added that if students are expecting the use of a “chemical were not on-scene for the disturbance munition,” they might wait around for it to following Sunday’s game, Paul Vance, a state police spokesman, said his agency has happen. “We would rather not use them,” Murphy supported the university police department said. “There’s some safety considerations in the past when necessary. When dispersing about dispersing chemical munitions into crowds, officers will typically just instruct
Markou. “Everything was blocked off, so no one had access,” Markou said. “We were going to stay open until 11 or midnight on Saturday due to the game, but we had to close at 9 p.m.” Markou said that closing early affected his business negatively, causing his restaurant to miss out on revenue and his employees to lose wages. “I’ve seen and been in riots in Europe, and this was not a riot,” Markou said. “This was nothing more than UA fans being upset about our loss, no different than any other kind of sports upset.” TPD locked the door to Swindlers, causing it to close early as well, according to Dia De La Vina, a cultural anthropology junior and Swindlers employee. De La Vina was present throughout the game and after it ended and said people were locked in Swindlers for about an hour and a half.
by TPD on the crowds affected those working that night. “We all had to run inside and it from page 1 got in here too, but us as servers streets for like an hour and open and bartenders, we couldn’t even back up, but we ended up sitting work,” Patze said. “I had a shirt over around for a couple hours and my mouth. A lot of people were decided it wasn’t worth it,” Fifer throwing up.” A row of officers stretched from said. “It affected us tremendously. Gentle Ben’s We lost out on a lot across the street of revenue and the We lost out on to Frog & Firkin, staff lost out on a lot trying to push a lot of revenue of tips.” everyone back to and the staff Frog & Firkin get them to leave was also among the lost out on a the area, Patze restaurants affected lot of tips. said, and fans by Saturday’s events. — Richard Fifer, saw officers in Gretchen Patze, general manager, Gentle riot gear and took Ben’s Brewing Co. manager of Frog & it as a challenge. Firkin, said it closed Pelio Grill at about 10:30 p.m., Greek Taverna more than three hours earlier than & Catering was also forced to close its normal 2 a.m. closing time. “We don’t ever close that early, early Saturday. No one could come in or out of his establishment but we had to,” Patze said. Patze said the chemicals deployed because of police blocking off the road, according to owner George
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students to be on their way. There has never been an issue with students not leaving, Vance said. “It’s very well-controlled,” Vance said. “We understand the celebration students want to conduct, and we don’t interfere with that as long as no one’s rights are trampled on and there’s no damage to public property.” What about the campus police at the UA? Brian Seastone, the chief of police at the University of Arizona Police Department, said while there is a planning process several months in advance of events like these, there is no formal committee in place for celebrations. The planning involves everyone from the Dean of Students Office to the athletics department, Seastone said. The plan for the campus is mostly developed separately from TPD, although officers were involved with communications this semester. As far as involvement on Saturday, there were about 23 university police officers who helped keep streets blocked off — but campus police were not part of the TPD deployment on University Boulevard. “There was no major damage; peace was restored very quickly,” Seastone said of Saturday’s incident. “We always look at all incidents and look what we can do better, and that’s what we’re doing in this case.”
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“The biggest problem for me was that there was no communication from TPD with any of the stores that I knew, including us,” De La Vina said, “so it was myself and another young coworker that were in there by ourselves.” De La Vina said that the serious lack of communication made it difficult for her and her coworker to do their jobs and to keep the people that were around their store safe. “That’s obviously really problematic when you’re running a business,” De La Vina said. Fifer and Patze said TPD representatives came into their businesses to talk about Saturday night’s events and go over what they could have done different. They also went over a plan of what they would do next year if the same thing occurred.
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Class takes inventions to market BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat
A new class at the UA is seeking to help students close the gap between their ideas and the marketplace. Technology, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization teaches students how to connect inventions and marketing. The class, which debuted this year, is taught by Art Padilla, a professor of leadership and management. “They’ve been playing around with this for a while,” Padilla said. “They’ve been trying to formalize it and make it more systematic. We’re also going out to the colleges, college of sciences and such, and visiting with professors and trying to get them to know about the class and expand that list of projects.” A gap of sorts exists between technology and business. The UA has resources to perform research and create new inventions, but is not as capable as businesses and enterprises in marketing the products being produced. Many projects get dropped between the two sides of the gap, in an area known as the “Valley of Death.” “And so this course, and other efforts at the university, is designed to bridge that Valley of Death,” Padilla said. The first half of the class consisted of lectures and speakers, such as CEOs, lawyers and former corporate vice presidents from major corporations. “I’ve enjoyed the speakers that have been brought in,” said Joshua Dow, a business administration graduate student. Padilla said that the class is about “ideation,” or brainstorming creative ways to view an invention and expand its possibilities. Afterward, students evaluate the ideas and develop one or two through their major project. According to Tony Caldwell, a law GRACE PIERSON/THE DAILY WILDCAT student, there are two steps to this process. ART PADILLA, professor of leadership and management, teaches a new graduate class designed to allow an interdisciplinary group of students to bridge the divide known as the “What we do is we take a list of inventions “Valley of Death.” The “Valley of Death” refers to the divide between researchers and their ideas and inventions, and that of business people, including patent lawyers and marketers. that are super raw, and we look at it and say, ‘Is there a way we could make money trends. Caldwell said he believes that this death.” “It’s a good thing to have to deal with with this?’ That’s step one,” Caldwell said. software would be helpful in decreasing Dow and one of his partners, Christy that from time to time and learn how to “And step two is, ‘If we can make money, the number of deaths in a hospital due to Wyles, a library science and information work through it,” Dow said, “because it’s how would we do it?’” management graduate student, are also not unlike what we will experience … in hospital-acquired infections. Caldwell and his team are currently the workforce.” “[A hospital] would be able to reduce working with a computer program. working In addition to business and real world “[It is] an algorithm that will eventually the number on a of infections sell to a company that makes routers applications, students said the course has technology by identifying and line cards,” Wyles said, “and it will also taught them much about diversity and It’s not unlike what we will called a where in that increase the efficiency and the problems teamwork. experience … in the workforce. mortality “The value is that you bring all those folks process did the they’re having with overloading too much — Joshua Dow, r e v i e w business administration graduate student person pick up information going through the routers and together, and you have a variety of perspectives system, and backgrounds,” Caldwell said. that infection,” the line cards.” which is Dow said the course has ambiguous Caldwell said. software that helps automate the process of “What this does is allow you, way more elements and may be a bit frustrating, but — Follow Elizabeth Eaton reviewing deaths, allowing doctors or other efficiently, to take a look at every single that those challenges can help students grow. @Liz_Eaton95 Ulysses people to mine the data and extrapolate
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accountability BY BRITTANY RUDOLPH The Daily Wildcat
alking from the Student Union Memorial Center to the library should be, and usually is, uneventful. However, about a month ago, something strange happened to me. I was cold so I had my jacket pulled around me tightly, and a man approached me. “Hey,” he said. “Are you cold? I can hold you and warm you up.” He edged close to me, held his arms out and grinned. I gagged. I quickly walked away, but I couldn’t escape feeling violated. I had in no way indicated that I wanted him to approach me. Why did he think doing so was somehow encouraged or even acceptable? I immediately began to think about what might have been going through his mind. Perhaps our culture, filled with images of objectified women, influenced him. Maybe the media, with its tendency to blame rap music and video games, altered his perceptions of what is appropriate and inappropriate. Actually, the more likely answer is simple: The man himself is at fault. He made the choice to behave inappropriately, and he should be the one to take the blame. Chalking gross acts up to cultural conventions excuses bad behavior, and prevents us from dealing directly with the perpetrators. What happened to me was not assault; however, it was a violation of my personal space. It is the endemic tendency of certain men to disrespect and harm women, but we blame culture. In an article for Time, Caroline Kitchens wrote that we’ve become too quick to condemn culture as a whole when it comes to rape. Instead, we should target the specific rapists themselves. According to Kitchens, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network — which advocates for victims of sexual abuse — concurs with this point. The organization recently spoke out against the emphasis on culture in the dialogue about sexual violence. “Rape is caused not by cultural factors but by the conscious decisions, of a small percentage of the community, to commit a violent crime,” RAINN said in a letter to a White House task force on reducing sexual assault on college campuses. Blaming a culture is tempting, because a culture is an intangible entity incapable of retaliating. It’s easy to blame video games, movie posters, negligent parents, incompetent teachers or bumbling congressmen. Looking at someone’s character is much harder, and actually changing someone is even more difficult. Altering specific people’s mindsets is more difficult than making blanket statements about society as a whole. We can rebuke society from here to eternity, but such self-righteous indignation is pointless when it means brushing actual perpetrators to the side. The media still matters, and it’s still influential. But we do have control over how it influences us, and we shouldn’t forget that. There may be no clear way to change individuals. The realization that some people simply act immorally is more eerie than the thought of a flawed society, but it is also more likely. While the guy who approached me outside the SUMC may play “Grand Theft Auto,” he also might just be a bad person. I may not know how to change him, or the vast number of people who do similarly rude, or more harmful, things every day. However, by focusing more on individual accountability than societal flaws, we can start to place blame where it’s deserved: On wrongdoers’ shoulders. — Brittany Rudolph is a sophomore studying English and art history. Follow her @DailyWildcat
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Avoid toxic toys: A guide on using sex toys safely BY KAT HERMANSON The Daily Wildcat
ublic awareness — and panic — over dangerous and carcinogenic everyday materials has increased dramatically over the past few years. In our lifetimes, we’ve seen bisphenol A removed from our water bottles, found out that Splenda can increase your risk for diabetes and learned that Coca-Cola deteriorates everything it touches, especially our bodies. But what about our grown-up toys? Who’s making sure they’re not hurting us? There are no official regulations or standards that companies have to follow when producing sex toys. That’s why organizations like the Coalition Against Toxic Toys and even Greenpeace UK have been pushing to eliminate the use of a material used in sex toys called Polyvinyl chloride. PVC, symbolized by the number three on product packaging, is used in cabling, carpet, construction work, Blue Man Group performances and many types of adult toys. Although PVC companies generally insist that their product is safe, animal testing has shown that exposure to PVC can cause cancer and infertility. The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged studies that have linked harmful side effects to the material, but has stated there is not sufficient proof to completely stop using PVC. However, the government is obviously aware of the dangers of PVC, because its use has been banned in manufacturing children’s toys in the U.S. since 2008; no toy containing over .01 percent can be put on
YOUR VIEWS I suppose I can’t deny that students gathered on University Boulevard after the loss on Saturday. Why did I go to the street? To find friends, hug strangers and offer condolences for the end of an outstanding season. Why did I stay on the street? Because I was greeted by policemen standing outside in riot gear. We fully intended to leave the vicinity and continue our evenings elsewhere. But first, let us take a selfie. In our age of social media, providing such a spectacle (batons, face shields, gas masks, etc.) was unwise. How can we leave the scene without a picture? An Instagram? A Snapchat? We can’t, and we didn’t. Minds started brewing about endless caption and hashtag possibilities while University Boulevard turned into a photo shoot. Hundreds of us grappling for the shot, delighted in the anticipation of likes! The mass of policemen stepped into line behind the motorcycles, standing shoulder to shoulder. It seemed the police were so intent on preventing a riot that they would not leave until they provoked one. The stage was set, and we awaited the drunken students who would selflessly sacrifice themselves for the camera. Red rover, red rover, send someone
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… anyone … right over … our phones are losing battery. Once students walked toward center stage, the situation quickly escalated. Capturing the scene around me, I could not capture the burning sensation I felt in my throat as a cloud of pepper spray enveloped me. A student running past me shouted, “Cover your face with your shirt! It’s more important than your Snapchat!” You sir, are quite correct. Despite my humiliation at this interaction, it illustrates my point. Had the police not presented a 50-man wall in riot gear (Instagram gold), I believe Saturday night would have welcomed a boring end. — Emily Burton, 2014
breaking news was that it was going to be a story about the Ukraine. — artsed I hope the students don’t let up on the police or forget about this matter. You have many long-time residents on your side. Shoving that young lady over the bench was nothing less than an assault. The police officer should be prosecuted for it. It will be interesting to see what kind of a lame excuse they come up with for that one. — DDogBreath UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY, crim. law. A disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons who meet together with an intent mutually to assist each other in the execution of some unlawful enterprise of a private nature, with force and violence; if they move forward towards its execution, it is then a rout (q.v.) and if they actually execute their design, it amounts to a riot. INTENT TO ASSIST … Sure … That is a helluva way to utilize this unlawful act of police violence. Sure was a lot of criminal action. Too bad it was by the police who, if anything, incited violence and the RIOT. — BN
From “Police conduct questioned after Saturday night’s clash” (by Ethan McSweeney, April 1) “The Tucson Police Department took the actions necessary to ensure public order, safeguard property and protect people,” White said. From the perspective of this 65-year-old, the TPD made a decision to come looking for confrontation and they got it, if not caused it. Has anyone ever heard of subtle police presence? Undercover? Walking in twos through the crowd? My reaction when I first saw the picture of the police line on Saturday night’s
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SPORTS SCORE CENTER KNICKS CONTINUE WINNING WAYS New York Knicks 110, Brooklyn Nets 81
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DEROZEN LEADS RAPTORS TO WIN Toronto Raptors 107, Houston Rockets 103
NUMBER OF THE DAY On Wednesday the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Golden State Warriors 111-90. It is the Spurs’ 19th-straight win, the longest winning streak in the franchise’s history. San Antonio now has a four-game lead on the Oklahoma City Thunder for first place in the Western Conference. The two teams play tonight in Oklahoma city on TNT.
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Junior Arizona second baseman Trent Gilbert has stepped into the cleanup role for the struggling Wildcats and is doing all he can do help get them through their so-far bumpy season BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA The Daily Wildcat
Despite a bumpy season for Arizona baseball, junior second baseman Trent Gilbert continues to stay optimistic. Being a junior on a young team has its ups and downs, according to Gilbert. Head coach Andy Lopez said that he depends on his juniors and seniors to help guide a young team like this one through the trials and tribulations that a long season can bring. Gilbert, the starting second baseman on the Wildcats’ 2012 NCAA World Series Championship team, has taken over the reins as the one who can lead this team through the turbulence. “[Gilbert] is an older guy, and he’s showing very good leadership skills,” Lopez said. “He’s been a good example for the rest of the guys. He’s always doing something well for the young guys to see.” Going into his junior season, Gilbert said he wanted to improve on his offensive command from last season. “I made a lot of changes to my game,” Gilbert said, “especially with my hitting.” Leading Arizona in almost every offensive category — batting averages, runs batted in, doubles and triples, among others — is a feat that Gilbert is proud of. “I know we have a good offensive team, so I consider it an accomplishment because I know we have a lot of guys who can hit and are great offensively,” Gilbert said. Earlier this season, Arizona was struggling hard on offense and looking for a player to step up to be the cleanup hitter in batting order. While having a conversation with assistant coach Matt Siegel, it came up that he could fill that role, Gilbert said. “I just thought I could be that guy,” Gilbert said. On March 7, Gilbert did just that as Arizona faced and defeated Mississippi State to snap a five-game losing streak. That night, Gilbert went five for five at the plate. The following night, Gilbert hit his first career home run, and today he is ranked in the top five for batting averages in the Pac-12 Conference with a batting average of .392. “The biggest thing I’ve seen from him is he has done a really good job accepting the role of the No. 4 spot,”
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Lopez said. Gilbert stays humble, but it’s not difficult for people in the stands to notice his talent. “[Gilbert] is definitely a good player,” former Arizona baseball player Colt Sedbrook said while visiting the team on Friday. “You can tell right away he knows what he’s doing.” Success on the field is important for Gilbert, but he said success matters to him another area as well: his education. Being a student in the Eller College
of Management and playing baseball takes up almost all of Gilbert’s time. He said that the only way he’s been able to succeed with both is by setting his priorities straight. “I have to cut back on other things, like being with my friends,” Gilbert said. With all the success comes a strong support system for Gilbert. Although his family is in Torrance, Calif., Gilbert said that they make sure he knows they are supporting him. “My family has always been very supportive with baseball,” Gilbert said.
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“I can even count on my roommate [Tyler] Parmenter for support.” While Arizona has not won a conference series yet, Gilbert believes that an entire baseball season is a bumpy ride and that the Wildcats still have time to turn the tide. “We just have to keep pushing and stay positive,” Gilbert said. “One game at a time.”
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Living in the shadow of a successful athletic family can be stressful at times for Arizona junior Ronni Lewis. It can be especially difficult to live up to those expectations when your cousin is threetime Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. But Lewis does not mind living under a huge spotlight. “It’s exciting to have Kerri as my cousin, as I can obviously look up to her for motivation,” Lewis said. “I don’t care if many people know that I am her cousin. I am very proud of my family’s name and what my family has accomplished. I just want to resemble her attitude of being so committed to volleyball.” Lewis’ family’s list of accomplishments is extensive. Kerri Walsh Jennings’ father, Tim Walsh, played minor league baseball and semi-pro basketball. Kerri Walsh Jennings’ mother, Margie Walsh, played volleyball at Santa Clara University and was named SAVANNAH DOUGLAS/THE DAILY WILDCAT Most Valuable Player. JUNIOR RONNI LEWIS warms up before Arizona’s 5-0 win over Tulane at Jimenez Field To add on to the impressive on March 15. Lewis is cousins with three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. family résumé, Kerri Walsh Lewis said that most of Jennings’ husband, Casey Rhoades said she thinks this Jennings, is an American Beach has only had a positive effect on the Arizona campus doesn’t know Kerri Walsh Jennings is Volleyball player and captured Lewis. “She puts a lot of pressure on her cousin, but the volleyball the 2010 gold medal at the herself, but it’s only going to community is well aware. Swatch FIVB World Tour. At first glance, Lewis and Kerri Walsh Jennings’ build her confidence and make accomplishments may be her better,” Rhoades said. “If Kerri Walsh Jennings look intimidating to ponder, but she didn’t have the pressure, nothing like cousins. Lewis’ teammate Rachel she wouldn’t be as good as she SAND VOLLEYBALL, 7 is today.”
Sean Harlin has lived a nice, serene existence for nearly a decade now, a comfy chair in a dark room with a ballgame on the TV in front of him. His job has been sort of quasilibrarian, cataloguing every pitch, every swing, every inning of every Minnesota Twins game since 2006, so ballplayers can diagnose their own deficiencies or scout the other team’s tendencies. Watch the game, log it all, move on to the next one, all in relative anonymity. All that changed for Harlin on Monday. Big-league pressure arrived on Opening Day. “I already told Sean he’s going to be the first person I bury if something goes wrong,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said, presumably in jest. Presumably. “I told him [he’s going] right under the bus.” More like right under the TV truck. After decades of defending umpires and their inevitable mistakes as part of the game’s “human element,” and 28 years after the NFL introduced video replay in 1986, America’s oldest professional sport has finally embraced 21st century technology and spent millions installing it in all 30 ballparks. This season, umpires’ calls will be subject to review by their peers, using highdefinition digital replays to uphold or overturn controversial decisions. The major league results on Opening Day Monday: three umpires’ calls were upheld by
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Pac-12 softball power rankings BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat
1. UCLA Bruins (33-2, 8-1 Pac12 Conference)
The Bruins remain the No. 1 team in the nation and have lost only twice all year. As long as the UCLA pitching staff continues to dominate opponents, the Bruins won’t move from this spot.
5. Washington (22-10, 2-6)
Wa s h i n g t o n did not have a productive week, as it lost three straight games to Oregon. The Huskies put up only three runs over the series and dropped from No. 7 to No. 9 in the national rankings.
6. Stanford (24-11, 1-5)
Stanford played only two games last week and went 1-1 in those games. The Cardinal is lucky to remain in the national rankings after its ho-hum week.
2. Oregon (32-4, 6-0)
The Ducks keep on winning and have held firm at the No. 3 ranking in the nation for a few weeks. A huge three-game series against UCLA this weekend could decide who wins the Pac-12.
3. ASU (32-6, 6-3)
ASU is coming off of two wins over Arizona and has moved up to the No. 6 ranking in the nation. The Sun Devils won’t play a tough game for another month, which should provide the team with several wins and a chance to move up in the rankings.
4. Arizona (29-8, 4-5)
The Wildcats are in the middle of a 6-5 stretch and have fallen to No. 10 in the national ra n ki ng s. Arizona has a good chance this weekend to get back on track with a three-game series against Stanford at home.
7. California (19-11, 3-1)
Cal would’ve ranked higher here if two of its games from this past weekend hadn’t been rained out. The Golden Bears are kind of the unknown team in the conference.
8. Utah (12-15, 1-7)
With Utah and Oregon State facing off this week, the two worst teams in the conference will face a battle royal for the ages!
9. Oregon State (11-18, 2-5)
Just kidding; both teams are battling for the right to get a win or two. Looking at the rest of Oregon State’s schedule, this might be the last chance it has to win. — Follow Roberto Payne @HouseOfPayne555
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Kerri Walsh Jennings is a net player and stands at 6-foot3, while Lewis is more of a perimeter and defensive player and is only 5-foot-5. Despite their height difference, Lewis said she hopes to emulate Kerri Walsh Jennings’ determination on the court. “Her attitude to really want to do well is so inspiring,” Lewis said. Lewis added her cousin has a competitive but sportsmanlike approach to matches. “I try to bring the intensity she has of never giving up on the play,” Lewis said. Rhoades has seen that intensity on the court when Lewis finds a kill opportunity. “She is very quick, like Kerri,
in the sand,” Rhoades said. challenges of sand volleyball, “She makes up for the height, and when her cousin is free, though, by wanting … to just go Lewis said she hopes she can out and spike the ball. It’s really address those challenges with good and impressive that she her. “I will ask about the rhythm has a lot of power for [being] a between small hitter and partners attacker.” It’s exciting to and how we Resilience and have Kerri as can develop toughness are my cousin, as I a better attributes that partnership,” head coach Steve can obviously Lewis said. Walker sees in the look up to her “I’m not cousins. for motivation. an outside “From a — Ronni Lewis, h i t t e r , competitive junior though, so I standpoint, I will can also ask never count out her how I Ronni, regardless if she is up or down in a match,” can improve in hitting and what Walker said. “I think her mental kind of shots I can add to my habits will always carry her in arsenal of potential kills.” either the indoor or outdoor game. I always feel her head is in the match, and with that, she can lift her partner up and play — Follow Tyler Keckeisen at a higher level.” @Tyler_Keceisen Lewis is still adjusting to the
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replay reviews, two were overturned and none was deemed inconclusive. And the average time for review was one minute and 24 seconds, according to ESPN. And while the new replay-challenge system might put the focus on managers and umpires, one group appealing the other’s mistakes to a higher court in New York, the real pressure will be on guys like Harlin. “Get it right, get it fast, get it to the manager,” said Harlin, the team’s director of major league video. “They’ve put a lot of trust in me, so I’m excited about the challenge.” Each manager may challenge one call per game, and if a call is overruled, he may challenge a second. But that’s the limit. From the seventh inning on, umpires may initiate a review of their own, if a team has used its allotment of challenges. Decisions will be handed down by an umpire monitoring the game from MLB’s new video command center in New York, a dark, windowless room full of hightech monitors (MLB won’t reveal its cost) that looks like a NORAD bunker for directing U.S. air defense. On-field umpires will rotate through the season to replay judges, with every camera angle available to him for multiple slow-motion viewing, if necessary. The umpire will communicate his decision whether video confirmed the call was correct, proved conclusively that it was wrong, or was inconclusive to the crew chief via a headset near home plate, a process that baseball hopes takes only 60 to 90 seconds. Managers must let the umpire know in a timely manner that he is challenging a call, as quickly as 30 seconds after the play if it’s inning-ending. And that last bit is where Harlin comes in. Managers may feel that an umpire’s call is wrong, but “we’re a long way from the play, and it’s not always a great view,” Gardenhire said.
To help managers decide whether to challenge a call, each team is allowed to have one person watch the game on video and communicate with the dugout. Coaches and players are eligible, but the Twins, like most teams, chose the person most experienced at examining video. That experience is going to be crucial, because Harlin will have even less time to determine whether there is evidence of a missed call than the umpires making the ultimate decision. To buy time, Gardenhire expects he will emerge from the dugout and walk over to the umpire. “I’m used to running out there with a red face, so it’s going to be different,” he joked. Gardenhire will essentially stall, maybe ask the umpire what he saw, until Harlin relays word to assistant coach Paul Molitor on the bench whether there is sufficient evidence to overturn the call. Harlin might not be the only one with the ability to decide whether a challenge is warranted. In another policy change, MLB has lifted its ban on showing replays of close or controversial plays on the stadium scoreboard. Harlin is certainly used to watching baseball on a video monitor. Excluding the birth of his son and his father’s funeral, the Eagan, Minn., native, a Twins employee for 23 years including more than a decade as media-relations manager in the Metrodome days, has watched every pitch of every Twins game since becoming video coordinator in 2006. Yet, he’s never seen one of them live. “I hear Target Field is pretty nice,” he joked from his office deep inside it, just off of the home clubhouse. “I’d like to see a game there someday.” That’s off in the future, though, as he helps Minnesota adapt to baseball’s new era. “They’ve made it clear that this is the starting point, that they don’t expect it to be perfect right from day one,” Gardenhire said. “They’re going to make changes to the system once we see how well it works.”
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Evidence found for Big Bang BY michaela kane The Daily Wildcat
Imagine this: You are sitting at your desk late one night, working on a theory that could help explain how the universe expanded so fast that light couldn’t keep up with it. You name your theory “inflation” and wait, hoping that one day evidence will be found to support your grand idea. Now, imagine that, 40 years later, a team of scientists finds evidence that the idea you scratched into your notebook might actually be true. That is precisely what happened to Alan Guth, a physicist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was one of the first people to hypothesize the theory of inflation in the 1980s, which accounts for the rapid expansion of the universe in the trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second following the Big Bang. Inflation theorizes that because space would have expanded faster than the speed of light, it would have left behind evidence of its rapid expansion. According to The New York Times, a team of scientists led by John M. Kovac of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and stationed at the South Pole telescope, Bicep2, has detected ripples in space that are traceable to the beginning of time. This serves as evidence that Guth’s theory of inflation is correct. Approximately 13.8 billion years ago, the universe exploded into existence in an event known as the Big Bang. Since that time, the universe has continued to expand and develop, cooling and forming new structures as it spreads out over spacetime. However, this explosion in the early universe left behind energy, known as cosmic background radiation. According to Don McCarthy, an astronomer at the UA’s Steward Observatory, as the early universe cooled, hydrogen atoms were formed. These atoms had a very weak interaction with the cosmic background radiation, allowing the radiation to expand and fill the volume of space. The team at the South Pole looked at the microwaves left over from the Big Bang
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THE BIG BANG THEORY holds that the universe exploded into existence approximately 13.8 billion years ago. Scientists recently detected the presence of gravitational waves in the cosmic background radiation that further support the theory.
for signs of gravitational waves, which are ripples in the space-time of the universe. The theory of inflation holds that these gravitational waves formed as the universe was ripped apart due to rapid, violent expansion. “As people started working with the theory of inflation, they realized that the inflationary situation would have been rich with gravity waves because space-time is changing in such a dynamic way,” said Chris Impey, a UA distinguished professor and deputy head of the astronomy department. Because scientists have no way of directly detecting these gravity waves, they instead had to look for spiral patterns
and polarization in the microwaves to determine their existence, Impey said. Along with the observations of the microwaves and the presence of gravity waves, the theory of inflation has also garnered widespread support in the scientific community because it can explain the uniform “smoothness” of shape and temperature in the universe after the Big Bang, McCarthy said. What has puzzled scientists about the Big Bang is that it does not explain why separate parts of the universe that are not in communication with each other have the same uniform shape. Also confusing is the fact that, although the temperature shouldn’t have been able to even out, it
is relatively uniform throughout space. So instead of endless variation, our universe is flat, and the temperature is almost the same at every point in the cosmos, regardless of how far away each patch of space is from the other. “It’s like if everyone showed up to take the SAT wearing exactly the same clothes and got exactly the same score — they must have talked to each other beforehand,” said McCarthy of our universe’s uniformity. Inflation provides a relatively simple explanation for these confounding characteristics, McCarthy said. The theory states that the universe expanded faster than the speed of light, and the objects we observe now as separate were actually once together for a fraction of a second before being blown apart during inflation, allowing for uniform dispersion. “For a very, very short instance, every part of the universe knew about every other part of the universe,” says Rodger Thompson, a professor in the department of astronomy. Because inflation posits that these seemingly separate areas of space were once in communication with one another, the theory explains some of the only issues the Big Bang model does not account for, Thompson says. While the evidence from the South Pole is enormously significant for the theory of inflation, more research still needs to be done before a definitive conclusion is made. However, many scientists view the research as comparable in significance to that of the Higgs boson or the discovery of cosmic background radiation. Scientists, including Impey, also believe that the research could earn Guth and Kovac a Nobel Prize in physics. “[This discovery] is dramatic, because it means we can make physical theories about the universe that have validity back to this tiny instant of time,” said Impey. “It’s an example of the phenomenal power of theories when they are successful.”
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Biomarker for Alzheimer’s approved BY DAR FARHADI The Daily Wildcat
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a biomarker used for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Piramal Imaging developed the biomarker, called Neuraceq, an agent used in Positron Emission Tomography imaging of the brain. The biomarker allows researchers to image a type of plaque associated with Alzheimer’s, said Emily Fisher, public relations for Piramal Imaging. “Beta-amyloid plaques are microscopic clumps of protein that build up in the brain,” Fisher said. “Researchers believe the
plaque damages brain cells, which can disrupt cell-to-cell communication [and] activate immune cells that devour and ultimately kill disabled cells.” Neuraceq has two applications: one as an aid in diagnosing patients with Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, the other as a test for asymptomatic patients to determine whether or not they will develop the disease. “Neuraceq is not a stand-alone diagnostic tool,” said Fisher. “It is used in conjunction with other clinical evaluations, including medical history, mental status testing and a physical and neurological exam.”
disease, but are at risk because of family history, for example. Research is still being done on this application, but the outlook appears favorable. “There is good evidence that amyloid scans will be positive prior to the development of overt symptoms,” The imaging agents allow for one said Dr. Phillip to visualize amyloid in the brain Kuo, Chief of without the need for a biopsy. Nuclear Medicine — Dr. Phillip Kuo, and Director of Director of PET/CT at UAMC PET/CT at the UA. “[The application] psychiatry at the UA. If it’s may be advantageous for early negative, then a different form of detection.” Neuraceq may be the newest dementia may be present. The biomarker can also be development in Alzheimer’s used in patients who do not diagnosis, but it is not the only display symptoms of Alzheimer’s imaging agent around. Another When using Neuraceq, if the scan is positive, chances are that it’s Alzheimer’s disease, said Dr. Geoff Ahern, the medical director of Behavioral Neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Clinic and professor of neurology, psychology and
biomarker, Amyvid, developed by Eli Lilly, became the first betaamyloid marker to be approved by the FDA in 2012. “Amyvid and Neuraceq are similar,” said Kuo. “Basically, the imaging agents allow one to visualize amyloid in the brain without the need for a biopsy.” Along with genetic testing, amyloid imaging technologies are paving the way for doctors looking to accurately predict Alzheimer’s disease, which, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
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