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The Dean of Students Office becomes the “central hub” for handling the student’s death
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Once in-person notifications are completed, Residence Life will typically send out a campus community-wide When Michael Anderson, 19, fell to email notifying other residents of the his death on the roof of Colonia de la Paz death, he added, which the office did after Residence Hall in the early morning hours Anderson’s death. The Dean of Students of April 4 , news vans gathered around Office also notifies the head of the the site, UA community members took to department that the student was enrolled social media to react and the University of in, White said. Arizona Police Department launched its White said that while the UA hasn’t investigation. done so in the past, it will begin notifying Meanwhile, the UA responded to the faculty members as well. death of one of its students. The Dean of Students Office then works Reactions can vary greatly depending to remove the student’s records from the on the circumstances surrounding the UA, White added. student death, but the UA employs similar “We help the family to not have to worry protocol for each. about closing out the student’s records, A death on campus is the worst case withdrawing them from classes and scenario, according to Kendal Washington packing up the student’s items if they’re in White, assistant vice president for Student a residence hall,” White said. Affairs and dean of students. The Dean of Students who have died are withdrawn Students Office becomes the “central hub” from their classes through the Office of for handling the aftermath of a student’s the Registrar with a W on their transcript, death. White said. One of the first things the university The Dean of Students Office also does is notify those who may be identifies communities at the UA affected. For the most part, that have been affected by the UAPD handles notification student’s death and works of family and next of with them, White said. kin for an on-campus That could mean a Whenever death, according to Greek organization a student White. or a club the student passes away, it’s Anderson was belonged to, or their always sad for the residing in Colonia residence hall if they campus community. de la Paz at the time lived on campus. —Kendal Washington White, of his death, so the “We try to take asst. vice president for Dean of Students a holistic approach Student Affairs and dean Office coordinated to address all of students with Residence Life to communities that are respond to the needs of impacted by a student’s that residence hall community. death,” White said. Nick Sweeton, senior director for Counseling and Psych Services residential education for Residence Life, also provides resources to friends or said that typically when Residence Life communities affected by the student’s becomes aware of the death of a resident, death. members meet with the leaders of the CAPS employs about 20 counseling student’s residence hall to coordinate staff to help psychologists, social workers their response. and licensed mental health counselors, Residence Life tries to notify students according to Marian Binder, director of who may be most impacted by the death: CAPS. the student’s roommate, residents on the “The nature of the event dictates exactly same floor and any students identified what we put together,” Binder said. as close friends, Sweeton said. While CAPS goes out on campus to meet with Residence Life tries to notify these people groups that may have been affected. In in person, it is not always possible to be Anderson’s case, he was a member of Phi the first to give them the news. Gamma Delta fraternity and a resident of “Sometimes the way that news travels Colonia de la Paz. Binder said that CAPS is faster than we’re able to travel or we’re works closely with the Dean of Students able to find everybody we know who’s Office and Residence Life in responding been the most deeply impacted,” Sweeton DEATHS, 3 said. BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat
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UA appoints new vice president for research BY HANNAH PLOTKIN
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A new senior vice president for research was appointed last week as the UA works to double its research expenditures in the next decade. President Ann Weaver Hart announced the appointment of Kimberly Andrews Espy on April 15 in an email to students and faculty. Espy will assume the role of senior vice president for research beginning May 27. Espy, who visited campus in March during her bid for the senior vice president for research position, was one of three candidates selected by the Search Advisory Committee to fill the role. The other candidates in the nationwide search were Ingrid C. Burke, director of the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, and James W. Tracy, vice president for research at the University of Kentucky. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, Elizabeth Bowman Professor, chair of the department of immunobiology and chair of the Search Advisory Committee, said that all 11 members of the committee were directly appointed by Hart. The criteria for candidates was that they be leaders with the vision and capability to meet the priorities established by the “Never Settle” strategic plan, according to Nikolich-
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KIMBERLY ANDREWS ESPY, senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Oregon, was appointed senior vice president for research at the UA last week by UA President Ann Weaver Hart.
Žugich. The plan’s goal regarding research and development is to double research expenditures at UA in the next 10 years. Espy stood out because of her blend of experience, her ability to listen and her own understanding of the research process, NikolichŽugich said. He said he felt that Espy has an understanding of the federal regulations surrounding active research and how to keep the burden of those regulations off of university researchers. Espy currently holds the position of senior vice president for research and innovation at the University
of Oregon, a role she assumed in 2011. She is a trained clinical neuroscientist with a background in the study of the development of children ages 3-6. Espy, whose work was primarily funded by the National Institutes of Health, studied both normal and abnormal development in children’s ability to pay attention. Espy said that the position of senior vice president for research was appealing because the depth and breadth of the UA’s research is remarkable, and the university is well-known for many of its
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Founded in 1990 by former deputy director of athletics Kathleen “Rocky” LaRose, Commitment to an Athlete’s Total Success has provided Arizona student-athletes with a place for support in all areas of their life. “The whole purpose is to provide a holistic approach to our studentathletes,” said Wesley Maas, associate athletic director and director of CATS Academics. “We want to make sure that the students of the University of Arizona aren’t just coming here to play a sport, they are graduating from here with a degree in the field that they want to go into.” The program is modeled after the Think Tank and provides studentathletes with resources like six academic counselors, 60-70 tutors and three learning specialists, Maas said. There are student-athletes at many different levels, including independent learners and students who are more at risk for poor academic performance, he added. “The biggest thing that sets us apart in my experience is that we are student-centered,” Maas said. “The biggest thing we want to do is build
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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (04/22/14). Reflect on what’s important this year. Make notes, plans, and dreams. Dig in the garden and think. Study over springtime, and grow partnerships with communication. Launch into the spotlight after 5/20. After August, focus shifts to home and family. Organization (especially financially) eases the flow. Indulge and encourage creativity. A spiritual or restful retreat after October supports you and a partner. Prioritize love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 5 — Career mattes hold your focus. Stay attentive today and tomorrow. Keep increasing your understanding of the big picture. Grow your independence by assuming greater responsibility. Short trips satisfy your travel bug; get out to the park or local attractions. Don’t spend earnings yet. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 5 — Write down long-range goals today and tomorrow, with a budget to get there. Find ways to cut costs and share expenses. Wait to purchase a big-ticket item. Controversy arises, and requires you to think fast. Stand up for friends and ethics, while protecting your interests. Creativity peaks.
Author Charlotte Bronte was born.
The chances of having twins are increased after the maternal age of 30.
Woman have a specific gene for having twins. The “twin gene” results in a woman releasing more than one egg at the same time.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — Actions could fall flat. Keep taking personal responsibility, and increase your power. Don’t waste your money. Partnership negotiations occur today and tomorrow. Add order and organization. A new theory at work doesn’t work. Be receptive to different ideas for surmounting obstacles. Work out solutions with a partner.
Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn, died at the age of 74.
The new capital of Brazil, Brasilia, was inaugurated. GM celebrated its 100 millionth car created in the U.S.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Don’t push yourself too hard. Decrease your obligations, expenditures, and deal with a critic graciously. Ask questions. Decline an expensive invitation. Stay home and catch up on a personal project. Rest with family and friends, or find a secret spot to soak in beauty.
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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — You’re eager to move forward today and tomorrow. You have the resources. Check your course, then full speed ahead. Only accept cost-effective ideas. Don’t just buy what your friends want. It’s another terrible travel time. Consider options. New information changes your choice. Work interferes with pleasure.
Study a lot for finals, juggle work and volunteer. What are you doing this summer? I’m going to be working at the pathology lab at the UA, and volunteering at the Humane Society.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Make the rounds. A confusing situation seems oppressive. Resist the temptation to meddle in someone else’s controversy. Work interferes with travel. Copy the itinerary, and reschedule. Retreat from the world today and tomorrow. Relax in hot water. That’s not too much to ask.
Do you have a favorite animal? An otter because they’re cute, tiny and fluffy.
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 5 — A disagreement among teammates could interrupt your concentration. Don’t take risks or be hasty. Keep your frugal habits. Things ease up today and tomorrow. Expand your range. Schedule meetings, and help your colleagues work it out. They appreciate your support.
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What did you do on Easter? I went out with my family and had cow tongue tacos because we’re Mexican.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 5 — You’ll have more time to relax over the next few days. Use it to learn new tricks and skills, and improve existing ones. Finish a big project. Costs are higher than expected, so consider simpler materials or design. Things fall together for you today and tomorrow. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — You’re in for a busy few days at home. Ask each person to clean his/her own mess. Discipline is required. Have people over instead of going out. Shop carefully. Get investment help from a pennypincher. There’s not as much as you thought stored away. Keep an open mind.
Identical twins are the result of a random split of a single fertilized egg.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Keep the action moving forward at work, despite deviations and roadblocks today and tomorrow. Don’t try a new trick now. The details are important, so get involved. List obligations. Consider all options, and make a list of alternative routes. Climb higher for a better view.
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Californian Meb Keflezighi became the first American since 1983 to capture the men’s division of the Boston Marathon. The city that was shaken by two bomb blasts last year at the marathon rebounded on Monday. Keflezighi, who began running as a student in San Diego and became a U.S. citizen after an award-winning stint at UCLA, won the men’s division with a time of 2:08:36. He fought to hold his lead as the racers tore down Boylston Street toward the finish. At the award ceremony, Keflezighi cried as he held the trophy, his head decorated with a laurel wreath. Rita Jeptoo won the women’s title in record time, capturing backto-back championships in a race showcasing the city’s resilience. Jeptoo won the race going away, becoming the seventh woman to win three marathon crowns. Her time was 2:18:57 seconds. The previous course record was 2:20:43. The crowd, which had been cheering since the early morning, got progressively louder as elite runners crowded the finish line. They were especially loud as members of the National Guard in fatigues sprinted down Boylston. Mark Donnellan watched the award ceremony
and said he was happy with the result, especially with an American winning. “It makes me feel patriotic,” he said. He was standing at the same spot, near the Forum Restaurant, where he stood last year to watch his son, also named Mark, cross the finish line about a minute before the explosions. He said the crowds were about the same size. They were determined to return. “It’s irrational to be afraid,” said the younger Mark, 27, who did not run this year. The sky was sunny and slightly on the cooler side, good for the almost 36,000 runners who intended to brave the grueling 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Mass., to downtown Boston. For almost a week, the city has been the scene of memorials and tributes designed to commemorate the horror of last year’s bombings, remember the dead, praise first responders and seek emotional renewal. At about 10:45 a.m. EDT, the first finisher, one of the mobilityimpaired participants, crossed the finish line. The elite women, who set a blistering pace, were approaching the halfway point, and the elite men were more than a quarter into their race. The bulk of the runners were
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to an on-campus death. “We try to identify as many fronts as possible and go out and talk to them about grief, and reactions to getting news like this, and the multiple levels of reaction people can have,” Binder said. Oftentimes in the immediate aftermath of an event as shocking as the death of a loved one, people don’t know what they feel, Binder said, so CAPS assists people if they need help coping. “A lot of times people think when something happens they should only be upset if they were really close to the person, or they should only be upset for a certain length of time and then they should get over it,” Binder said. “But grief is very complex.” CAPS provides a triage service when the center is open, which allows students to visit a counselor the same day they feel like they need to talk to somebody, Binder said. Follow-up appointments can be made if the student feels like they need more assistance. Those affected may continue to experience grief even well after the death of a loved one, and CAPS will continue to provide services, Binder said.
McClatchy-Tribune Meb Keflezighi wins the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, a year after the deadly bombings. Keflezighi is the first American male to win since 1983. Abdi Abdiraham, a Tucsonan and former Wildcat runner, came in 16th.
starting in three other waves, with the last to step off at 11:25 a.m. EDT — about 35 minutes before the elite runners were likely to cross the finish line. Participants and spectators also voiced a sense of defiance in the face of last year’s bombing. During a memorial last week, Vice President Joe Biden caught that mood, telling the audience, “We own the finish line!” Security was tight Monday, with
No two people react the same way to death, and close friends and roommates of the dead student are often torn in many different directions in their reactions, Binder said. Residence Life works closely with the roommate of a student who died, according to Sweeton. “Most of the time, they like to switch rooms, so we will accommodate a room move for them,” Sweeton said. The Dean of Students Office also works with roommates to provide the help they need, including telling their professors that the student has recently experienced a tragedy, White said. “The Dean of Students Office cannot force faculty to provide accommodations,” White said. “We just ask them to give the student consideration.” White said that a student’s death impacts not only the campus community, but also those who work with affected community and family members. “Whenever a student passes away, it’s always sad for the campus community,” White said.
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thousands of uniformed police, hundreds of plainclothes officers and about 100 video cameras along the route to monitor the spectators, expected to reach 1 million — twice the usual number of people who visit Boston for the annual race on Patriots Day. Officials asked people not to bring backpacks — last year’s bombs were hidden in backpacks — but insisted the race would be safe. Just a year ago, Boston and its
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programs, from the space sciences to arts and humanities. “[The UA] is really a university on the move and really making an impact,” Espy said. Espy added that she was impressed by Hart’s Never Settle strategic plan. She said it is exciting to join the leadership team in an environment with such a bold vision, and that the goals in the plan are well-articulated. “The basic role of the senior vice president of research is to foster and facilitate an environment that allows faculty to do outstanding research,” Espy said. Espy said she will, among other things, provide faculty with assistance in grant writing, regulate sponsored projects and work with deans and other vice presidents. Part of her role as senior vice president for research, Espy added, will be making sure that the research at the UA is as relevant as possible. She also said she was impressed with the involvement of undergraduates in research. “One of the things that really struck me
suburbs were traumatized by the explosions and the days of the manhunt that closed down one of the nation’s high-profile metropolitan areas for a day. The bombs, located about 200 yards away from each other on Boylston Street, turned the finish line area to chaos. Relatives, spectators and first responders rushed to aid the fallen. Dead were Krystle Campbell, 29; Lu Lingzi, 23; and Martin Richard, 8.
is the breadth of research opportunities for undergraduates,” Espy said. “I really look forward to coming to campus and facilitating those efforts as well.” Leslie Tolbert, a UA professor of neuroscience, held the position of senior vice president for research from July 2005 until June 2013. Tolbert said the senior vice president for research has oversight over all the research projects, facilities and museums on campus. They also oversee the offices that regulated federal guidelines, such as Sponsored Projects Services and the offices of contracting on campus. The senior vice president for research also collaborates with the president of the UA and the provost on projects, Tolbert added, and oversees the UA Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs mounted by departments in the graduate school. “A lot of the red tape that comes with the funds for doing research is handled by those offices, and those are overseen by the vice president of research,” she said. — Follow Hannah Plotkin @HannahPlotkin
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Working as stay-at-home mother is no picnic BY shelby thomas The Daily Wildcat
he idea of women staying at home with their kids is frequently romanticized. We may think that these stay-at-home moms get plenty of snuggle time with the kids, are part of a book club or perhaps can even fit in a yoga class while their 1-year-old is napping. We casually form these notions, assuming that these stay-at-home mothers have the luxury of time and leisure. Assumptions that these mothers have working partners and are choosing to stay at home are extremely problematic, however, because research shows that choice and financial support are often not realities in the everyday lives of stay-at-home moms. Being a stay-at-home mom is a perfectly respectable and commendable job, but it’s important to recognize that many of these mothers may actually prefer a lifestyle that gives them more freedom to pursue a career. However, increased child care costs, insubstantial partner support and a lack of jobs prevent women from achieving their personal goals. An article in Time magazine states that “moms are struggling longer to land a new position and earning less once they find one, even after controlling for education level and previous job and earnings histories” when compared to men and single women without children. This data conveys a blunt message about inequality toward women in the workforce in general, but more specifically toward mothers. The chances of unemployment for women are also hurt because employers can be reluctant to hire women with children due to the time women need to spend taking care of them. This issue extends beyond stay-at-home mothers feeling like their career dreams are out of reach. Many stay-at-home moms need help. An article in Slate.com states that “in addition to simply not being able to earn a living or to have the option to do so, when you’re out of the workforce for a long time, especially if you’re single, you lose out on social security credits.” Single mothers also tend to suffer the emotional and psychological toll of motherhood more deeply than married women. According to a study in PubMed conducted by researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, single mothers are more likely to suffer from episodes of depression than married mothers. They are also more likely “to report higher levels of chronic stress … and lower levels of perceived social support [and] social involvement,” and were more removed from friends and family. According to Slate, “only 370,000 married [stay-at-home moms] have a graduate degree and a household income of more than $75,000.” This is due to the massive amount of money that their mothers are forced to spend on child care. The cost of this care is rising while wages for women are not, which makes staying home arguably more fiscally responsible. Daycare for an infant is more expensive annually than in-state tuition and fees at public colleges in more than 30 states, according to a report by Child Care Aware America. Also, for single stay-at-home moms, reliable child care is not negotiable, leaving them with much less money to put toward their child’s education. For this reason, child care costs should be reduced so that more women could utilize these helpful services, thus creating more jobs while boosting the economy. The Slate article goes on to say that 34 percent of stay-at-home mothers are living in poverty, leaving the mothers in a state of distress and also potentially compromising the safety of their children. There need to be more jobs offered to mothers, because they are responsible for supporting not only themselves, but also the lives of their children. This financial strain can take a toll on the mother’s emotional well-being and ultimately have a negative effect on their offspring. Employers need to be more accommodating so devoted mothers are also able to do their jobs. Perhaps, for example, employers that require their workers to log more than five or six hours per day should be required to include an extra childcare stipend in the salaries of mothers. This research illustrates what society already knows: being a mother is hard work. But when you factor in the struggle to find employment, unbearable stress and stifled dreams that affect not only your own well-being, but also the well-being of your children, there is a bigger societal problem at hand. At a minimum, more jobs, maternal grants and less expensive child care options need to be made available to these stay-at-home moms, who are often without assistance in their efforts to raise their children.
— Shelby Thomas is a sophomore studying Spanish and family studies and human development. Follow her @shelbyalayne
Pulse of the Pac Pac-12 universities weigh in on ride-sharing services, redesigning the SAT and 10 states that have passed voting restrictions From “The SAT facelift” by Uttara Sivaram In the 7th grade, I was accepted into a program that would, among other things, allow me to take the SAT that same year. I had been watching my brother, who was a junior in high school at the time, take practice tests and memorize hundreds of ridiculous words like “lachrymose,” “abstersive” and “hebetude.” The College Board, which created and manages the SAT, has redesigned the standardized test to make it both easier and more relevant for rising college freshmen. I believe in IQ. I think that if anything, it’s one statistic among many that describes a student well, especially in relation to his or her peers. And I think that by shifting the SAT’s emphasis towards analytical aptitude, we’re closer to making the SAT a more accurate measure of IQ, rather than a reflection of SES or high school savviness — or, in my case, a portrait of a girl who could have spent more time with friends, and less time comparing SAT scores with her anonymous rivals on College Confidential. The Stanford Daily Stanford University
From “Rideshares should be free to compete: In praise of Lyft’s customer feedback system” by Ian Cameron It’s a shame that the city of Seattle has capped Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to 150 drivers a night. It limits the potential of services that were stupidly popular, fully functional, and better than the alternative. That last point has always been the true, if unofficial, core of the argument for taxi competitors. If traditional taxis had a good reputation, Lyft and Uber would have almost no reason to exist. The rideshare services have exposed the flaws of the taxi system simply by offering a competing option that did not exist before. The Daily University of Washington
Your Views From “Off-the-grid fad is way off base” (by Mackenzie Brown, April 20) Soooo, are you volunteering to be less selfish and do something other than writing about it, or are you only pointing fingers and name calling those who choose to go off grid? Going off grid doesn’t mean leaving society, I live 100% off grid and amazingly I still live within a neighborhood of people, it’s rural, that’s for sure, but I’m far from isolated. I am also active in my community, quite frankly I have more time and energy to do things in my community now that I live off grid vs when I lived in a large city center and had to work 2 jobs just to
make ends meet. People go off grid for many different reasons, no one is obligated to “give back” to society, and calling people selfish for wanting to take care of themselves and their families is apparently an easy thing to do and perhaps makes your editor happy that you wrote a story. Perhaps you should try digging a little deeper and learning about those who choose to live off grid, then write an article about what you learn instead of what you assume about us. — WrethaOffGrid I think the author of this article has never visited an off-grid house and does not
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From “Taking away your right to vote, one state at a time” by Ellis Arnold As a person living in 21st-century America, you probably think you live in the freest nation on Earth, one that respects the rights of all its citizens. After centuries of progress, you might think we’re finally at a point where everyone has an equal right to, I don’t know, let’s say, vote? Actually, no — not if Republican governors have anything to say about it. Republican-led states across the nation have been cracking down on “voter fraud,” in which persons may try to cheat during the election process by voting under a false identity. Last Thursday, Wisconsin joined the nine states that have passed new restrictions on voting and voter registration since 2013. CU Independent University of Colorado, Boulder
understand the movement at all. Most off-gridders have indoor plumbing and have not dropped off the face of the earth and many are very active in local and other organizations that promote and teach sustainable living. If off-grid living is a fad how do you explain the quarter of the world’s population that does not have grid electricity? Off-gridders choose that lifestyle for many reasons but most do so because they want more independence and freedom from corporations and government and the ability to take care of themselves and family that they control. I have been off-grid in a 14x14 cabin for almost 20 years and I have indoor plumbing, TV, internet, cell phone, laptop computer and all the modern conveniences. What I don’t have is a mortgage and utility bills.
I own a small business and because I have no monthly bills I get to keep more of my money in my pocket for vacations, helping family or charity. I grow much of my own food and I raise animals and garden because I like fresh food and it saves more money. I am an avid outdoorsman and the outdoors is my living room where I kayak, bike and hike and having a big, expensive grid-connected house just does not make sense for my lifestyle. I also have time and freedom to run my own business and take chances that you can’t when you are tied to a job and bills. That is something the author of this article can not say. The reason people go offgrid may be different but the ultimate goal is FREEDOM! — LaMar
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A UA student was receiving threatening phone calls and texts from a man saying the student owed him $600. A University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke with the student on April 14 regarding the phone calls and text messages. The student described the man to be Korean and about 25 years old. The student said he had met the man at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel and borrowed $600 from him to play blackjack. The man told the student that he had one month to pay him back. The student started receiving the calls and messages on April 11 and said that they were all in Korean. When asked if he had a gambling problem, the student said he thinks he does. The officers told the student to speak with Campus Health Service to get some help and advised the student to file a report.
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Breaking down the roster Arizona men’s basketball will look to fill losses to NBA; returning players show promise for leadership BY LUKE DELLA
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It’s never too early to start thinking about next season for the Arizona Wildcats’ men’s basketball team. Now that Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson are likely headed to the NBA (they have until April 27 to pull out of the draft), next year’s roster is becoming clearer.
Most valuable player
This is probably the biggest travel team we’ve had since the club started about five years ago. To have three people competing is exciting.” — Katie Alexander, Wildcat Archery club president
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Brandon Ashley’s value this past season became evident when he was sidelined for the remainder of the season with a foot injury. With Ashley back in the rotation, expect head coach Sean Miller to take advantage of Ashley’s length and ability to stretch the court on offense. The fifth-year Arizona coach hinted during the season ending press conference that Ashley would be central to next season’s team. In the 22 games Ashley played this past season, he demonstrated the most improvement and was even called the team’s best post-player by Miller. He is still wearing a protective boot on his foot and is limited to just shooting free throws, but come October the junior-to-be will probably lead the team on offense and be its most versatile defender.
The Wildcats’ fifth and final 2014 signee Dusan Ristic can either be next season’s dark horse or its biggest bust. At 7 feet tall, Ristic brings needed length to an Arizona team that is losing 6-foot-9 Gordon to the NBA. Scouting reports say that 18-year-old Ristic is a tremendous post player with an aboveaverage build. However, reports also say that his biggest weakness is his lack of athleticism and running in an open court. If Ristic can prove to be a solid defender, he’ll get playing time, but how effective he’ll be on offense, with a team that loves to run and push the tempo, could be a factor in his efficiency. There was a good amount of hype last season when 6-foot-10 Kansas transfer Zach Peters came to Arizona, but Peters was basically a black hole on this year’s team. He was the only Wildcat not to record a single point throughout the season.
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Miller always says a player’s biggest growth comes between his freshman and sophomore seasons. And with freshman Rondae HollisJefferson announcing his return, Wildcat fans should expect the high-energy freshman to make the leap from a raw athletic player into a more defined sophomore with a strong offensive game.
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FRESHMAN RONDAE Hollis-Jefferson will return to the Arizona men’s basketball team 2014-15 for the season. HollisJefferson doesn’t want to enter the NBA Draft unless he believes he’ll be a top-10 pick in the draft.
Last week, when he announced he was staying at Arizona, Hollis-Jefferson said he didn’t want to leave unless he thought he was going to be a top10 pick in the NBA Draft, and he didn’t feel he was there yet. If he can transform into that caliber of a player, whether he’s playing the three or four, will be huge for an already-stacked Wildcats’ roster.
it’s point guard T.J. McConnell’s turn to take on that role. Next year will be McConnell’s final season as a college basketball player. The redshirt senior will be in his third season with the program, and should know how to take the team in the direction Miller wants it to go. Already one of the most vocal leaders on the court and in the locker room, McConnell should easily take over for Johnson.
Johnson wasn’t only one of the most talented players on Arizona, he was also its leader on and off the court. He took charge in directing the team from a player’s perspective. Now he’s gone and
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COURTESY OF ARIZONA ARCHERY CLUB
SANDRA CHILDRESS, a member of the Wildcat Archery club, competes at the Indoor Western Intercollegiate Archery Championship at UC Irvine. Childress qualified for the U.S. Intercollegiate Championship, which will take place next month in Long Beach, Calif.
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Members of Arizona’s archery club team qualified for the 2014 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship, to take place in May in Long Beach, Calif. Club president Katie Alexander and team members Sandra Childress and Raxon Cho qualified for the outdoor nationals last month at the Indoor Western Intercollegiate Archery Championship at UC Irvine. “This is probably the biggest travel team we’ve had since the club started about five years ago,” Alexander said. “To have three people competing is exciting.” Alexander placed first in the qualification round and was awarded bronze in her final round for women’s individual Olympic style re-curve division with an overall two-day score of 1062.
For the women’s individual basic me get the equipment I needed,” bow division, Childress placed fifth Childress said. “I am surprised I in the qualification round and was performed as well as I did using new awarded bronze in her final round equipment, and I am appreciative of my friends’ and family’s support.” with an overall two-day score of 802. As a new member of the Wildcat Cho shot in the individual male re-curve division and scored a total Archery club this year, Childress said that she is looking of 561 points forward to shooting over the two-day at nationals. qualifications. I am fortunate “The national Childress’ that my friends championship is a r c h e r y and family being held where equipment came together the 1984 archery was stolen out Olympics was shot,” of her home to help me get Childress said. “It’s during spring the equipment cool that we are able break, leaving I needed. to shoot where some her in a difficult — Sandra Childress, of the best archery situation just a Wildcat Archery club member shooters have shot.” few weeks before A l e x a n d e r, the Western Childress and Cho Regionals in will compete individually in separate California. “I am fortunate that my friends divisions for nationals in May. and family came together to help Alexander and Cho will additionally
compete in a mixed-team division. “The top two competitors from each club that are male and female are able to shoot mixed team,” Alexander said. Childress said that the archery club is looking to recruit more students and hopefully become recognized as an NCAA sport. “We are not included in [the] NCAA, so we have no budget,” Alexander said. “With no budget or equipment, it is hard to get students to join our club if they have to purchase all-new equipment to join.” The 2014 U.S. Outdoor Intercollegiate Archery Championship will be held at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, Calif. May 15–18.
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SENIOR AKILAH JAMES is presented with a bouquet of roses during senior day on Saturday. Arizona women’s tennis finished its regular season with a 4-2 upset of ASU.
JUNIOR FIRST BASEMAN Joseph Maggi went up to bat three times at USC on Thursday, but he made no hits. Arizona men’s baseball will play ASU at Hi Corbett Field this weekend.
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The Arizona baseball team was swept over the weekend in Los Angeles by USC. Arizona is at the bottom of the Pac12 Conference, only ahead of California and Utah, with a Pac-12 record of 6-12. It was announced on Monday morning that the entire New York Knicks’ coaching staff was fired. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said, “The time has come for change throughout the franchise.” Mike Woodson, the former Knicks’ head coach, had one year left on the threeyear contract he signed with the Knicks. Former Wildcat Steve Kerr is considered a front runner for the job. The Arizona Diamondbacks are ranked No. 28 in ESPN’s most recent MLB Power Rankings. The Diamondbacks were swept by the New York Mets and only won one game in the last series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and bench coach Jerry Narron and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected from a game on Sunday. Gomez and Pirates starter Gerrit Cole exchanged words after one of Gomez’s hits. Snider, who wasn’t in the game, decided to start throwing punches, which resulted in a brawl. The benches and bullpens soon emptied.
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The Arizona women’s tennis team (17-5, 6-4) finished its regular season by upsetting No. 22 ASU (18-7, 5-5) on senior day Saturday. With the 4-2 win, the Wildcats completed a perfect home season (14-0). Head coach Vicky Maes said her team this year is “a special group of girls.” The Arizona men’s tennis team also pulled an upset on senior day. The Wildcats defeated No. 53 Utah 4-1 on Friday. The Wildcats will face Utah in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament in California on Wednesday. Future Arizona men’s basketball player Stanley Johnson scored 24 points in the 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday. That wasn’t Johnson’s only achievement over the weekend. Johnson also won the dunk contest and was named MVP at the SchollyMe All World Games at Concordia University without even being scheduled to participate in the game or the contest. Mebrahtom ‘Meb’ Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. Keflezighi is an Olympic silver medalist and a former New York City Marathon champion. Tucsonan and former Wildcat Abdi Abdirahman finished 16th.
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Maas said. “The whole process is to give the student-athletes positive recognition and reinforcement in that [they] are students first.” Arizona senior Shana Sangston was named to be First-Team AllAcademic Pac-12 for women’s gymnastics, the third time she has received this award. She attributes much of her success to CATS. “They have supported me the entire way,” Sangston said. “I have used the tutoring for four classes and it was so helpful and it made everything a lot easier because they were always there, no matter what.” Since the athletes are on the road so often, CATS Academics has created one of the first-ever online tutoring platforms, stressing that its staff travel with the team to form relationships with the players outside of the classroom. “Our coaches have made a commitment to academics,” Maas said. “This is my sixth Division I school that I have worked at and the first school I have seen be so adamant that academic counselors and learning specialists travel with the team.” Sangston described the award and CATS Academics as a very rewarding part of her time at Arizona. “School is really important to me, so it is nice when hard work pays off like that,” Sangston said. “I have studied so much and it is really hard with gymnastics because we don’t get as much time as the average student. It’s very rewarding.”
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Rationing what you eat – or avoiding food altogether – may seem like a good idea based on the calories you are planning to drink in the form of alcohol. Beer, wine, and liquor have plenty of empty calories that you may be eager to offset by abstaining from food prior to a night out. The problem is, not only does this form of “saving calories” not work most of the time, it will very likely cost you many more calories in the long run. The reason? Drinking on an empty stomach increases the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, and results in higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels. When people become intoxicated, alcohol (especially hard liquor) can become easier to drink, since judgment and self-control, as well as sensory functions such as smell and taste, become impaired. Hungry drinkers also tend to make different types of decisions about food as evidenced by the kinds of late-night fare they crave: think pizza, burritos, burgers, and Sonoran hot dogs. As a result, drinking more high-calorie alcohol and eating fattier foods is often the cost of skipping out on that meal earlier in the day. If you are conscious about calories, consider eating a meal and moderating your alcohol intake from the get-go. This can still offer you many of the social benefits that people tend to associate with alcohol, but without the extra calories. If fact, moderating your alcohol intake will not only cost you fewer calories, but will likely offer other benefits (e.g. better decisions, fewer regrets, less money spent, a more enjoyable night out) as well. The pattern of skipping meals to get drunk faster or to avoid calories has been referred to by the media as “drunkorexia.” While not a clinical diagnosis, these habits can pose reasons for concern. For more info on nutrition services or to speak with a counselor at the UA Campus Health Service, call (520) 621-9202. www.health.arizona.edu Most UA Students Drink Less. Of all the alcohol consumed by UA students, 78% of students drink only 25% of the alcohol. (2013 Health & Wellness Survey, n=3,055)
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Depp’s latest film poses bleak questions BY ALEX GUYTON
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he advancement of technology beyond the realm of human knowledge and control has taken the spotlight recently, first with “Her,” and now with “Transcendence,” the directorial debut of established cinematographer Wally Pfister. The concept of a rampant, self-aware artificial intelligence is fairly well-executed, especially in terms of character drama and emotion, but the more ludicrous plot elements break the veil of realism the movie needs. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) are on the cusp of creating a self-aware and collective A.I., one that will possess more combined knowledge than every human being that ever walked the planet. After a presentation of the ideas to potential donors, Depp is shot by a member of Revolutionary Independence From Technology, an extremist organization against the creation of self-aware A.I. that is led by Bree (a ridiculously blondehaired Kate Mara.) The bullet didn’t seem to hit anything vital, as Caster is up and about literally the same night, as if getting shot was just minor hiccup in the day; this is a tell-tale example of some of this film’s jump in narrative logic. The bullet was radioactive, causing Caster to decline rapidly with only a month to live. In a last ditch effort to save him, Evelyn, with Will’s blessing, attempts to upload his consciousness to hard drives, a process which has previously been done with a monkey. After his death, and in one of the film’s well-executed, uncanny moments, Will comes online, his voice a crackle of words. Despite protests from family friend and fellow scientist Max (Paul Bettany) that this sentient being cannot possibly be her husband, Evelyn connects “Will” to the Internet. From this point, things escalate quickly, and the film explores tantalizing and dark consequences of the fusion
of the hyper-intelligence of a computer mixed with the consciousness and will to survive of a living organism. “Will” begins making copies of himself (or is it ‘itself ’?) and discovers medical and scientific advancements in two years,
more and more intrusive, Evelyn’s pipe dream becomes an omnipresent, alwayson nightmare. The space of the movie feels less bright and more claustrophobic. This is where “Transcendence” operates best: On an emotional downward spiral. This is Pfister’s first time at the director’s helm. He has previously been the go-to director of photography for Nolan, director of “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy. His first foray into directing feels a lot like Nolan-lite. Hall, Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman have shown up in Nolan’s previous films and they all make an appearance here. It also comes as no surprise that “Transcendence” looks a lot like a Nolan film. Pfister didn’t shoot the film as director of photography, but he certainly had a big say in how the film looked. Where the film stumbles, and where Nolan’s do not, is the ability to accept the concepts. Nolan was able to make audiences go along with the concept that a man, dressing up as a bat, could exist in a society like our own. Pfister, on the other hand, while getting pretty close, isn’t quite able to maintain the realism. Once Will discovers nanobot technology, it pretty much becomes a free pass for the movie to do anything. Some developments seem realistic and extremely unnerving, some really push the limits of suspension of disbelief and some have no basis of realism whatsoever. For example, nanobots completely evaporate into the sky and disperse via rainwater. “Transcendence” does pose some bleak, hair-raising questions. However, the narrative trappings of this sciencefiction thriller do not hold up, and all the nanobots in the world can’t save it.
which were previously decades away. Will’s visage and voice come from every screen in Evelyn’s new living quarters, and she’s happy to be with what she feels is her husband, whatever the capacity. However, as Will goes down paths that are
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