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volume 132, number 39

monday, march 18, 2013

Sequester cuts to hamper research, student aid

News iN Brief

Mondavi Center to host finals week study session

Officials still uncertain of how cuts will impact UC budget

By MUNA SADEK Campus News Editor

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts will host a finals week study session today from 3 to 9 p.m. “We know that Finals Week is an especially stressful time for students and as part of the UC Davis campus we at the Mondavi Center feel it is our duty to help ease this stress in any way we can,” said Maizy Enck, an Aggie Arts Intern, in a Feb. 26 news release. “This event also offers students the chance to interact with the Mondavi Center in a new way.” The Fall Quarter study session garnered nearly 250 students. The event will include free coffee, ample study space with outlets and a door prize drawing for two tickets to a select event at the Mondavi Center, according to the release. A selection of classical music will also be played. More information can be found on the Aggie Arts Facebook Page.

Higher education can expect to be hit in two major ways because of the sequestration — cuts in financial aid and research funding. Pell Grant awards will begin to lose funding after one year, affecting over 1 million California students, and funds for new research projects will decrease by millions. In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act, outlining a series of budgetary cuts — projected at $1.2 trillion — that President Barack Obama said were designed to be “unattractive and unappealing” to compel parties to arrive at a compromise of sensible cuts. Congress did not strike a compromise by the March 1 deadline. The original January 2013 deadline was extended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. According to University of California Federal and Governmental Relations, there is little information from the Office of Management and Budget regarding how the cuts will be implemented, but it is expected that federal agencies will have a level of discretion in doing so.

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Cuts made to the National Institute of Health (seen here) will translate to a loss of $6 million in research money at UC Davis.

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UC Regents discuss UC SHIP, online education at March meeting UC Student Association assisting in search for next UC President By KELLEY DRECHSLER Aggie News Writer

At the March 13 and 14 UC Board of Regents meeting at UCSF Mission Bay, the UC Regents discussed the search for a new UC President, along with other issues University is facing. The meeting addressed caps to UC Student Health Insurance Plans, energy efficiency, as well as members of the public during the Board to divest from fossil fuels. Regents also discussed making the UC System more oriented toward social media, encouraging students and alumni to garner funds through media platforms, such as Twitter. On March 1, the UC Regents announced an international search for a new UC President to follow President Mark G. Yudof. Yudof is stepping down in August. According to a UC Student Association press release, the

Regents’ Special Committee, which is the hiring team searching for a new UC President, is working in collaboration with the Student Advisory Committee, which is composed of one representative per campus and the UCSA President, Raquel Morales. These representatives include undergraduates, graduates and professional students. “As the Student Advisory Committee, we have submitted comments on what students seek in the next UC President as well as issues in which we think the next UC President should be addressing,” said Morales, a fourthyear UC San Diego student, in an email interview. Morales said the Student Advisory Committee have also submitted a list of recommended names of potential candidates for the UC Regents to consider. After the Regents’ Special Committee completes their list of candidates, the Student Advisory

Committee will assemble to interview those candidates. “At the current time, the search committee is not yet examining specific names. It is just trying to perfect the criteria and characteristics it is looking for,” said UC Student Regent Jonathan Stein, a member of the Regents’ Special Committee, in an email interview. According to the UC Newsroom, the Regent’s Special Committee is working with representatives from Isaacson, Miller, an executive search firm, in the investigation process for a new UC President. The Committee plans to propose a candidate to the UC Regents at a Board of Regents meeting in July. “The UCSA students want a president that is a partner and will work collaboratively with the students and has a collaborative leadership style. We need a president who will work with us, not

against us,” said Darius Kemp, UCSA Communications and Organizing Director. Morales spoke at the Regents meeting last week, asking regents to focus on a number of issues, including Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (PDST), the UC SHIP program and online education. “We are asking the Board of Regents that they do not increase PDSTs for this upcoming year,” Morales said. The Student Advisory Committee is also asking for the elimination of the yearly and lifetime caps from UC SHIP. In addition, they are calling for an end to using student fees to cover UC SHIP’s debt, which is currently an estimated $57 million. The next Board of Regents meeting is scheduled for May 14 to 16 in Sacramento. KELLEY DRECHSLER can be reached at campus@ theaggie.org.

ASUCD executive officers say farewell Rebecca Sterling, Yena Bae and Melanie Maemura were honored on Thursday evening as the former ASUCD president, vice president and controller gave thanks in a crowded Gunrock Pub. The event began with Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rich Shintaku, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and Mayor Joe Krovoza, who all praised student leadership.

Today’s weather Partly cloudy High 72 Low 46

“These are not future leaders, these are grand leaders today,” Saylor said. Sterling, Bae and Maemura all spoke fondly of their time in office, both in terms of accomplishments as well as individual growing experiences. They thanked those involved and gave awards to their staff. ASUCD Business Manager Brett Burns was presented with an award for his year of work in the association. Later on during the

Forecast The weather this week certainly fits the mood for finals week-dreary and dreadful. But despite the weather, we hope you do well on your finals! Justin Tang, atmospheric science major Aggie Forecasting Team

ASUCD Senate Meeting, it was announced that Anne Myler, director of the Center for Student Involvement, will take over the post once Burns leaves for his new position at the UC Davis School of Law. Mark Champagne, who was the business manager for over 30 years, will also return in an advisory role. —Janelle Bitker —Photos by Brian Nguyen

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Sacramento Rite Aid offers free health screenings On March 23 from noon to 4 p.m., the Sacramento Rite Aid Wellness Store at 4221 Norwood Ave. will hold a grand opening of their newly remodeled and upgraded store. The store will feature increased staffing for customer service, a larger selection of wellness products and advanced clinical services. To celebrate the grand opening, Rite Aid will give out product samples and free health screenings, such as cholesterol testing, blood glucose testing, blood pressure readings and information on the American Heart Association’s Life Check. — Claire Tan

Davis resident arrested for hate crime On March 14, 19-year-old Clayton Garzon of Davis was arrested for a hate crime that occurred on March 10. According to a Davis Police press release, Garzon was booked at the Yolo County Jail on charges of assault causing great bodily injury, committing a hate crime, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, committing a felony while on release from custody and inflicting bodily injury during the commission of a felony. At the time, he was released from Solano County Jail pending other felony charges. Garzon was later released from the Yolo County Jail after posting a $75,000 bail. He will be arraigned on April 12 at the Yolo Superior Court. On March 10, Davis resident Mikey Partida was leaving a house party at the 300 block of I Street when Garzon approached Partida and began a physical altercation, yelling homophobic slurs. Partida was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center. Currently, he is going through therapy at the Sacramento acute rehabilitation facility. According to witnesses’ statements, the motive for the attack may have stemmed partially from the victim’s sexual orientation. The Davis Police cannot release additional information at this time. On Saturday, a candlelight vigil was held at Central Park for Partida. According to The Davis Enterprise, an estimated 300 people attended. Additionally, the city’s Human Relations Commission will discuss the hate crime at its March 28 meeting. In accordance with the incident, today at noon on the Quad, there will be an action event to bring awareness to the issue. — Claire Tan

Farewell to the daily Aggie! But have no fear: our shiny and new edition of the weekly Aggie will be out on Thursdays starting Spring Quarter! Joyce Berthelsen


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Theatre & The Third Stage In Concert

MONDAY Mondavi Study Session 3 to 9 p.m. Mondavi Center Come down for a study session at the glorious Mondavi Center with free coffee. Space limited.

THURSDAY Poetry Night Reading Series 8 to 10 p.m. John Natsoulas Gallery The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome Dave Boles and Meri St. Mary.

FRIDAY Pamela Trokanski Dance

8 p.m. 2720 Del Rio Place The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, PTDT Apprentice Company, & The Third Stage present Serendipity, Parallel Universes and Opening Pandora’s Box, a thoughtful and humorous look at the infinite possibilities of life — set to text by Trokanski, candid interviews and a wide range of contemporary music.

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slowing down.” Berglund said that five percent of cuts in NIH funding will correspond to a loss of $6 million. “It’s a lot of funding ... We’re doing whatever we can to encourage people to apply for other types of funding and … be as efficient as possible in this situation,” he said. In a Feb. 25 teleconference, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins said the agency will be unable to give funding to hundreds of new grants that would have otherwise been funded. “This is a serious problem, and of course it is interesting when you look across the world and you notice that other countries have read our playbook for the last 50 years, even though we seem to have forgotten it,” he said. In addition to research, financial aid programs will also be struck, resulting in 8.2 percent cuts to educational programs that assist California college and university students. According to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), Pell Grant awards will face reductions after the first year of the sequestration. There will be 5,700 Federal Work-Study recipients that will see a 9.8 percent cut in funding and 15,000 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants that will encounter cuts of 8.7 percent — $16.7 million in total. TRIO and GEAR-UP, programs benefiting California low-income and underrepresented students by the U.S. Department of Education, will also face considerable reductions. “The Commission sent a letter urging the President and to the U.S. Congress to take all steps necessary to protect students from the harmful sequestration cuts to financial aid and educational support services proven successful in California and across the nation,” said Patti Colston, CSAC spokesperson, in an email interview. Outgoing UC President Mark Yudof also sent a letter on Feb. 26 to members of the California delegation, urging for an agreement to be reached and to “ensure that federal research and educational funding is not indiscriminately harmed.” The House and Senate each plan to develop budget resolutions by April 15.

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Cont. from front page Gary Falle, associate vice president of Federal Governmental Relations, said that because agencies are still deciding on how sequester cuts will be distributed, it is too early to know what the broad impact will be on the UC Fall Year 2014 Budget. But it is clear that research funding will be heavily impacted by the sequester, as will student financial aid programs, he said. “The automatic acrossthe-board federal cuts will harm funding to researchers across the university system. We are very concerned about new grants that may not be funded by agencies, graduate education opportunities as well as federal student financial aid, particularly in federal fiscal year 2014 and beyond,” Falle said in an email interview. “UC continues to urge Congress to stop the sequester and protect education, research and healthcare which are critical to California, the nation and our economy.” It is expected that nondefense discretionary accounts, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science, will be impacted by cuts of five to six percent. UC receives over $3 billion in research funding. In 2010 the UC Davis School of Medicine became one of the top 40 schools in the U.S. for NIH funding, ranking 37th of 134. Currently, of the $200 million the School of Medicine receives in annual research funding, $120 million is from NIH, according to Dr. Lars Berglund, senior associate dean for research at the School of Medicine. Berglund said that a lot of uncertainty still remains as to how existing research projects will be affected, as a grant from NIH can span from two to five years, but new research projects may be most impacted. “Every year there is new research being done, new research being started and [since] there is less money, there will be less of those projects starting, so it’s really critical,” Berglund said. “There might be an impact already, in that some of our investigators who have applied for funding might not get any information ... it takes a longer time for NIH to make decisions in fund- MUNA SADEK can be reached at campus@ ing now, so the process is theaggie.org.

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guy was pre-med, and had an adorable fear of getting B’s. But at night he was Leo loose and happy and even Ocampo seemed to have developed Some a set of dimples. Shake Then out of nowhere he turns to me and says, “Still straight?” It’s a good thing the air was coated in smoke, or else he would have easily seen how immediately red I got. But somehow, thankfully, the stoner in he other night I was me took over and realized walking home after exactly what he was askclass, pissed off being about. cause I still hadn’t found I responded that the a date for that weekend, joint wasn’t burning when my old lab partner straight, that it had a bit drove up out of nowhere of a run on it and that it and offered me a ride. wasn’t really hitting. I couldn’t help but He took it, tossed it out laugh. I had always been the window, and said he curious, and had secretly had something better. He hoped we’d run into each other outside of class, but pulled out a pipe, packed it and jokingly warned me the opportunity never that it was very potent. came up. Yet here it nearly ran me over. For once it Before he passed it to me, he chivalrousfelt like the universe was ly torched the mouthon my side. piece to kill all the germs. I tried to keep cool and got in the car. I hadn’t no- He then tried to wipe it ticed earlier, probably be- off on his sweater, but his sleeve rolled up withcause I’d been too busy out him noticing and he trying to remember how ended up rubbing the hot to talk, but the inside glass directly on his arm. was pretty hotboxed. It He was a little shocked smelled like Fruit Loops and I could barely see the at the pain, but then laughed at his mistake. I clock on the dashboard. noticed that it had left an After a couple minutes I realized that not only was inky smudge on his forearm and, the time without way off, Still half on fire, it flew thinking, but the around and around and I reached numbers were actu- made me even dizzier than I over and wiped it ally movalready was off with my ing backthumb. wards, Outside, which the rusty train seemed to I didn’t know was even have gotten even slower possible. We reached the railroad and louder. I brought the pipe up tracks and sat and waitto my mouth and sparked ed for the train to pass. it up. But, embarrassingIt was moving mockingly enough, I didn’t do it ly slow, so we decided it’d right and the little bud be a good idea to turn off broke free from out of the the engine. bowl and started flying I couldn’t think of anyaround the inside of the thing to say. There was car. something romantic We both immediateabout the dirty air and ly started chasing it, but it the noisy train behind was too fast and just made our awkward silence. I us look downright silly. didn’t want to fuck it up. Still half on fire, it flew I told him that it around and around and smelled really good, and made me even dizzihe laughed and pulled er than I already was. It out a half-smoked joint. I crashed into the steering handed him a lighter and wheel and into the winhe pulled the keys out of dows, all the while leavthe ignition. But when ing behind a floating trail he got a good look at my of burning ash. lighter, he crammed it He finally caught it and back into my left pockcrammed it back into my et and told me that white pipe. He clasped his hand lighters are bad luck. He over mine, and held the sparked up the joint and little bud in place with passed it to me. But the his thumb. fumes and the touching I brought it up to my already had me a little slow. And when he turned mouth again, and then torched the bowl and inon the radio, I somehow haled. I held it in for a little got even more dazed. while, and then coughed it I took a hit and tried out the window. to pass it back to him, Outside, the air was but he didn’t take it. He cool and quiet and I resmiled and told me to alized that the train had keep going, that I needed been long gone. to catch up.

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How to be an adult UC Davis students reflect on transition into adulthood

By NAOMI NISHIHARA Aggie Features Writer

Being a grown-up used to be the glorified “someday” of our childish imaginations. Now it seems like the older we get, the less glorious it seems. Perhaps we’re afraid that growing up involves a bridle, reins and a wagonload of responsibility. Or perhaps we resist because we don’t know how to be adults. According to Brandie To, a third-year sociology major, adulthood is a process of socialization. To her, it’s a phase that people spend their childhoods preparing for, and that through socialization, can be reached. Roxana Reyes, a marriage family therapist who works with CAPS in the Community Advising Network, also stated that the transition from adolescence to adulthood is different for everyone, based largely on culture, gender and economic status. However, to Allyn Alves, a fourth-year transfer student double-majoring in managerial economics and psychology, there are certain personal responsibilities that can be used to identify new independence. “For me being an adult means taking care of certain personal responsibilities, making a positive impact in the world and being able to support yourself financially and emotionally,” Alves said. “[It means] having respect for your family, friends and peers, helping those around you and making life decisions that will make you a better person and prepare you for a better future.” Alves also noted that when she was younger, she thought being an adult was the final stage of “growing up.” Older now, she stated that it’s actually a continuous process, but that having a sense of stability is one of the best “adult” feelings, and that being a student at UC Davis helps to develop that. Instant Adulthood UC Davis students’ early exit from university dorms creates a student lifestyle closer to adulthood than our peers at other colleges are likely to be living. Students sign apartment leases, do their own grocery shopping and cooking and pay bills every month. However, Reyes stated that though students are separated from their families, they aren’t all necessarily independent. Though it is a process that Reyes believes all students achieve by the time they graduate, they each do it at their own pace. “I have so many people here who just don’t know how to write a check,” said Ray Ortiz, Sycamore Lane Apartments leasing agent. “[With apartment life] there’s going

to be some impact, like — how do I cook? How do I pay the water bill? The PG&E bill? How do I even set it up?” Ortiz suggested that the unknown always scares us, and that there is plenty that Davis students don’t know when they move into an apartment for the first time. As a leasing agent, he’s privy to student lifestyles and the changes that individuals undergo through their college years. “There’s a pattern that we see regularly,” Ortiz said. “Straight from the dorms they’re almost always in a big group, and then in their third year, when school’s gotten harder, they start figuring things out, and start saying ‘I can’t be with roommates, I’ve got to study.’ So in their fourth year, they might move to a one-bedroom [unit]. Then they’re more focused, more driven and we see a lot [fewer] of them.” The Financial Checklist Home lifestyle is hardly the only thing adolescents have to learn when they grow into adulthood, however. With the exception of paying bills every month, Davis students often have very little financial experience. “I think many students have limited experience financially,” said Hilary Hoynes, economics professor and co-editor of the American Economic Review. “If you have not had a job or had to stay within a budget, then your experiences are limited.” Hoynes also said that American adults in general have very poor financial literacy, and she provided a short checklist of things adults should be financially aware of. Paying taxes were the first on her list. Anyone with an income has to pay taxes to the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to their state. Employers will give their employees a W2 tax form around the end of the year, which states how much the employee earned and how much is being withheld as tax money. With that information, employees can then fill out federal and state tax returns, and either pay more to meet their taxes or, if too much was withheld, get a refund. Budgeting was next on Hoynes’ list. “I think that the most important thing is to plan for spending given your income,” Hoynes said. “In order words, make a realistic budget and stick with it. This means you’ll avoid consumer debt, which has huge financial implications.” Ortiz agreed that debt is a huge issue for new adults. “I think the biggest problem is the student loan issue. That and credit card debt,” Ortiz said. “They make it very easy to get into debt. Money is so easy to get, and then

suddenly you owe a lot. We can’t even think about 401ks and 403bs and Roth IRAs if we’re swimming in debt.” Last on Hoynes’ list was longer-term financial planning, or planning for retirement. Though retirement seems a long way off when students are just moving out own their own, earlier is better when it comes to saving money. Through the power of compounding, the money young adults earn through interest or investments will make even more with time. The Transition Ortiz stated that maturity kicks in when people figure out what they want and find direction in life. “No doubt, there is a turning point,” Ortiz said. “I think it happens for everyone at some point, but it sometimes doesn’t happen in adolescence — we wish it did!” According to To, however, there’s some misunderstanding about the nature of this turning point. “I think in American culture we kind of overemphasize it. We think once you’re 18 you’re an adult. Conceptually, we think of it as a very technical and dramatic change, but from actual experience, I think that’s it’s very gradual and it happens without you even knowing it. One day you’ll think, ‘Wow, I have matured so much,’ but you can only tell by looking back and comparing things to previous experiences. So it’s not like you’re going to wake up and be like, ‘Yep, I’m an adult today.’” Managerial economics fourth-year Iris Quiroga had more of a situational transition from adolescence to adulthood. “When I got to college, I decided that [now that I was] on my own and having to support myself financially, now would naturally be a good time to take those steps and really soak in everything that I learned and apply it to my life,” she said. Quiroga stated that it was a natural transition for her, since she had thought about it and prepared for it ahead of time. She also said that though her first year was a lot of fun, she had to be aware that being on her own meant she had to live with the consequences of her own decisions. Alongside mental realization and situational responsibility, personal development is also part of the trek toward adulthood. “One of the most difficult parts of adulthood for me was when I first realized I had developed quite different values and spiritual and political beliefs from the vast majority of my family,” Alves said. “This has been hard over the years, but standing up for and acting on what you believe, while still respecting your family's views, is im-

portant for growing as a person.” Alves said that the most difficult and important aspect of becoming an adult is learning how to self-regulate; to change in a healthy manner, learning from experiences, and ultimately developing one’s consciousness. Adulthood and Family Relationships Though the transition out of adolescence can be stressful, it does not just affect the growing adult. Family relationships between parents and children are also affected, and changed, by this growth. To begin with, according to Reyes, families can determine how quickly adolescents have to become independent. “Some families require their son or daughter to live their lives as if they never left home,” Reyes said. “They may be expected to call every day and ask for permission to attend events. They may have a curfew or not be allowed to spend nights at their friends’ apartments.” In contrast, Reyes stated that other families may be less involved, immediately trusting their children and giving their children the chance to experience total freedom while balancing classes, work, relationships and self-care. According to To, the family aspect of aging can be depicted as a cycle. “When we become adults, we’re socialized into a stage of life,” To said. “For example, 10 years ago I was a child. Now I’m a young adult, and 10 years from now I’ll be a full adult. Part of that stage of adulthood means having a family and having children of my own. That brings someone else into this stage of live, and then they begin the process of socialization where they learn about adulthood.” According to Alves, one of the most striking changes that this stage brings about is the understanding that no one else is taking care of you anymore. She used housing as an example, stating that as an adolescent, she had a distinct feeling, knowing that her room in her parents’ house would alway be there for her. As an adult, she had to earn that feeling for herself. “I developed a lot more respect for what my parents had done for me while I was growing up,” Alves said. “It is difficult just supporting myself, and I couldn’t imagine doing so with multiple children to take care for. My relationships with my mother and father got better when I moved out and became independent; I was able to relate to them better.” NAOMI NISHIHARA can be reached at features@theaggie.org.

City creates new position to generate economic stimulus Innovation-based economic stimulus focuses on UC Davis-created technologies

NOW WHAT? James Kim / Aggie

By SYDNEY COHEN Aggie News Writer

On March 6, the Davis City Council voted to add the chief innovation officer (CIO) position to their city staff. According to a staff report from City Manager Steve Pinkerton, the new position will be responsible for attracting and retaining technology businesses in the City of Davis.

“This is really a strategic move for the community, which includes UC Davis,” said Sarah Worley, economic development coordinator for the City of Davis. According to Worley, the economic downturn’s persistence has made job creation imperative and the City of Davis wants to help graduates obtain highly skilled jobs in the City of Davis. “I’m aware of the need for focusing on

and supporting growth of technology companies that really are aligned with UC Davis’ research strengths,” Worley said. Rob White, economic development department director for the City of Livermore and Interim CEO of i-GATE Innovation Hub, was selected to fulfill the CIO position. He will begin his work as the CIO at the City of Davis on March 25. According to a City of Livermore document, “i-GATE (Innovation for Green Advanced Transportation Excellence) is a public-private partnership dedicated to helping small clean technology companies grow.” Its goal is to create 5,000 jobs and $1 billion in revenue in five years. Ten cities, four federal laboratories and six universities — including the City of Davis and UC Davis — are involved with the iHub. White’s $240,000 salary will be provided for by a 50 percent contribution from the City of Davis and the remaining 50 percent will be provided for by techDAVIS. According to its website, techDAVIS is a local business association comprised of technology executives as well as ex-officio members from the government, academic and business sectors with the goal of helping the innovation economy in Davis grow. “Part of the objective here is to focus on the revenue-generating side of economic development. For the city to be sustainable, we need to look at those opportunities as well as cutting where we can and being more efficient,” Worley said. According to Dan Wolk, city council member and mayor pro tempore, a driving force for the creation of this position was to harness the potential energy from UC Davis. “We’ve done OK in the past being able to harness the economic energy that UC Davis has created, but we haven’t done as good of a job as we could and there’s a lot of poten-

tial that we’re not realizing,” Wolk said. Wolk said that hiring White, who has a lot of successful experience in creating innovation-based economic stimulation, especially with the creation of i-GATE in the City of Livermore, will help Davis and the region realize its potential. “That potential is essentially ensuring that the technologies coming out of UC Davis stay here in the region, and employ these smart grads [and encourage them to] stay here, raise their families here, and work here for these high-paying and highly skilled jobs,” Wolk said. White said his approach in Livermore is what he will bring to Davis — the creation of a knowledge-based economy. “If you start at the top with the researchers and the folks that are in that space — CEOs, etc. — and you start to build down, all the other stuff comes with it,” White said. White said that companies will need tech support, administrative staff, manufacturers and opportunities for retail, such as shops and restaurants, for innovation to stimulate the economy of the region. When it comes to beginning his new position, White said he believes that the first 30 to 60 days will be filled with information gathering, creating action plans and convening for a lot of discussion. White said that although he’s a 20-year Yolo County resident, he sees getting to know everyone at the City of Davis and making sure no one is left out in the process as his biggest challenges. “It’s a new challenge. The swapping out of the University for the laboratory [in Livermore] changes the dynamic in more positive ways,” White said. “That’s what’s most exciting, that university dynamic.” SYDNEY COHEN can be reached at city@theaggie.org.


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Male Athlete of the Quarter: Ryan Sypkens Last year, junior Ryan him second in the nation Sypkens was forced to in total, and he leads the sit the bench and watch Big West in accuracy from as his teammates strug- beyond the arc with a 47.1 gled through a 3-13 Big percent average. West Conference “[Sypkens] is season. Sidelined open when he’s with a knee injury, in the parking Sypkens was forced lot. He’s put to take a medical in an incredredshirt year. He ible amount got his practice in of work and shooting while sitit’s a testating in a chair. ment to him “There was a that his teamlong time where mates and I are I couldn’t walk,” Ryan Sypkens shocked when Sypkens said. “I had Junior he misses from to practice shootthe three,” said ing from my wheelhead coach chair while I was sitting Jim Les. under the basket.” Sypkens has also proved This year, Sypkens has he is not all threes all the put all that form work to time. In the 860 minutes use. He has scored 104 he has played this seathree-pointers, ranking son he has tallied 92 re-

bounds, 44 assists and 12 steals. He also boasts a 73.9 percent free-throw average. UC Davis is a vastly improved team this year and a large part of that is due to Sypkens. His knack for making threes means the Aggies are not without a momentum-building play for long. He is also a skilled defender and he has the height and jump necessary to contest shots from some of the taller players in the league. This year is definitely an improvement from the last and Sypkens is reveling in it. “It’s just nice to see all that hard work finally start to pay off,” Sypkens said. — Kim Carr

Freshman Athletes of the Quarter: Lucy LaFranchise and Hanna Tears Although they are fresh- preliminary round, one meter board. Claiming the men, Lucy LaFranchise spot ahead of Tears, who top two places in their reand Hanna Tears have been finished with a score of spective events, Tears and on fire the entire swim- 222.00. LaFranchise truly made ming and diving Shortly after their names known to season and are the team’s per- the swimming and diving looking stronger formance in Los world. than ever as they Angeles, Tears The two divers will rehead into regionposted an ex- turn to the U.S. Air Force als. By virtue of ceptional per- Academy in Colorado their phenomeformance in UC from March 14 to 16. Both nal performancDavis’ 176-113 will compete in one-meter es and spectacdominating win action, with Tears poised ular results in over CSU to compete countless events, Bakersfield. in the highLaFranchise and Lucy LaFranchise Tears scored board event. Tears have been Freshman 278.50 on Should they named Freshmen the low post adeAthletes of the board to quate results Quarter. surpass senior Erica at the events, Despite being a new Stricker’s time of they will book addition to the team, 265.80. Subsequently, their trip to LaFranchise has demon- she posted a 292.35 Indianapolis strated leadership and on the three-mealongside jucomposure in tough situa- ter board, just fall- Hanna Tears nior Liliana tions where the stakes are ing short of beating Freshman Alvarez. high. At the Bruin Diving senior Jamie Flynn’s “This has Invite, she led a contin- five-year record of been a great gent of five UC Davis div- 293.55. With these scores, year,” said diving coach ers on the 3-meter board Tears was able to qualify Phil Tonne. “I just want at the Spieker Aquatics for regionals. my divers to compete as Center. LaFranchise fin- LaFranchise dominated best as they can.” ished 28th with a score of in this event, as well, as she 227.85 after the morning scored 266.49 on the one— Veena Bansal

Honorable Mention: Michelle Ho Senior Michelle floor (9.805). Her Ho is from Los best performance Altos, Calif. and atcame at a meet at tended Mountain Sacramento State View High School, when she scored where she won a personal best the bars, floor and on floor of 9.875. all-around title at The honors Western Nationals are not surprisin 2009. ing since she was This seanamed MPSF son, she was All- Michelle Ho Gymnast of the Mountain Pacific Senior Week for the week Sports Federation of Jan 6. It was the for the second fifth time in her time on bars (9.680) and career to receive the honors.

Ho scored a 9.800 on uneven parallel bars and floor exercise at the NorCal Quad meet held at San Jose State. Her contributions led the team to finish with the highest season-opening score in the school's history. Ho was named AllAcademic by both conference and National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/ Women. — Luke Bae

Honorable Mention: J.T. Adenrele It would be impossible to mention sophomore J.T. Adenrele and not touch on his work ethic. During the offseason, Adenrele hit the gym every single day and stuck to a grueling training regimen that gave him the size and strength necessary to become a true center for UC Davis. He also spent hours at the free-throw line, honing his “shooter’s touch” that allowed him to score

81 points from the line this year. Adenrele was one of two Aggies to start every game this season, and he put his minutes to good use. The center scored 382 points, pulled in 180 rebounds, J.T. Adenrele totaled 20 steals Sophomore and 46 blocks while still earn-

ing a remarkable .664 average from the free throw line. J.T. is a fundamental component in the Aggies’ roster and he will certainly be a player to watch over the coming years. — Kim Carr

Female Athlete of the Quarter: Samantha Shellem Winning the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation was a long shot for the UC Davis swimming and diving team this year. With the addition of Hawai’i and Brigham Young University, the Aggies were simply competing with sports programs that were out of their league. Yet, to stun the aquatics world, UC Davis pieced together an unlikely conference victory. Though the Aggies got point contributions from across the board, junior Samantha Shellem’s impact on the team could be the largest. The junior transfer from swimming powerhouse California came from competing against the schools that churn out Olympic swimmers to the Aggies and simply shined with the

new team. The La Verne, Calif. native put up strong performances in every freestyle race. She won the 800-yard freestyle relay with her Aggie teamm a t e s , placed third in the 200yard freestyle relay with the UC Davis team, took the 500-free race and put Samantha Shellem up a second Junior place finish in the 200free behind teammate Katie Edwards. A second place showing in the 1650free and the 400-free relay rounded off Shellem’s contributions to the team.

All of her freestyle races culminated to a total of 160 points contributed by the freestyle-specialist. Yet, to confine Shellem’s influence on the team to one weekend would be unfair. The junior came and performed well for the Aggies throughout the season, grabbing three MPSF Athlete of the Week awards, one each on Nov. 7, Dec. 5 and Jan. 30. Shellem’s impact on the team began immediately when she jumped in the pool for UC Davis, and her influence will continue to persist as she leads the Aggies through the upcoming year. — Matthew Yuen

Honorable Mention: Sydnee Fipps The UC Davis women’s Fipps is UC Davis' leading basketball team scorer and secondlost five key seleading rebounder, niors last year averaging 17.2 and needed points and five someone to step rebounds a game. up to score for She has scored them. more than 10 Sophomore points in 27 of forward Sydnee her 29 games this Fipps has been season. consistently brilFipps' play has liant for the Aggies Sydnee Fipps been recognized this year, despite Sophomore around the league. the fact that the She recently was team has been a named to the Allbit inconsistent in its play. Big West first team, as she

is the leading scorer in the conference. Fipps is only the second sophomore in UC Davis history to win the honor. The Aggies have not had the best year, struggling to find the offense and rebounding needed to win games. However, one player remains constant, delivering key points and rebounds every single game, and that player is Sydnee Fipps. — Kenneth Ling


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