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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Female engineering students gather:It was the 11th annual welcome event to help Valdez Showers returned the opening kickoff in Floridas suspended seasonopening game against Idaho. Read the story on Page 13.Judge removes Bondi from same-sex marriage cases:Racy photo of sorority sisters goes viral:93 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 109 ISSUE 6 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 JONATHAN CZUPRYN@jczupryn FLORIDA FIELD SWAMPED, OPENER SUSPENDEDNathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffTwo Florida fans sit through the weather delay during Floridas suspended season FLORIDA IDAHO SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 14 NO SUSPECTS WERE FOUND. MEGAN Separate sexual assaults followed canceled gameCRIME MELISSA Two dozen removed from gameSEE ASSAULT, PAGE 4 SEE GAMEDAY, PAGE 4Status of rematch uncertain Every game, were going to have someone who drinks too much and makes poor choices, but we traditionally have really great fans at UF.Bart KnowlesUPD Captain


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTTHUNDERSTORMS 91/70 THUNDERSTORMS 91/71 THUNDERSTORMS 91/71 THUNDERSTORMS 93/70 THUNDERSTORMS 93/72 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 6 NEWS BRIEFSSlice of Princess Dianas wedding cake auctioned LOS ANGELES A 33-yearold slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Dianas 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday. With the box was a card stating, With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales. Auction house spokesman Sam Heller said the buyer is a private collector. Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller said it wouldnt be a good idea to try to eat it. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWHATS HAPPENINGSpecial One-Night Showing of To Be Takei The Hippodrome State Theatre will be showing a one-night only special presentation of To Be Takei today at 7 p.m. To Be Takei tells the heartwarming life story of actor and activist George Takei. Admission is $7.50 and seating is limited. The Hippodrome Cinema is located inside the Hippodrome at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films and additional showtimes, please visit Hippodrome Hosts Live Skype with Life After Beth Jeff Baena Take part in a Skype Q-and-A session with Jeff Baena, the director of Life After Beth and the screenwriter for I Heart Huckabees, at the Hippodrome State Theatre on Thursday. The session will take place immediately after the 7:45 p.m. film screening, where audience members will be able to watch Baenas latest film, Life After Beth, and discuss the film face to face. Admission is $5.50 for students and seniors and $7.50 for regular admission. Life After Beth will be playing until Sept. 11. Third Annual Elephant Appreciation Day Two Tails Ranch in Williston, about 20 miles from Gainesville, presents the third annual Elephant Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., featuring live elephant demos, exotic animal exhibits, music, food and more. Admission is $10 per person, and kids under 3-years-old are admitted free. More information is available at Alpha Kappa Psi, Coed Business Professional Fraternity Does your resume need polishing? Do you cringe every time you go to an interview? Well then the Alpha Kappa Psi coed business professional fraternity is the organization to get you on the right track. AKPsi is open to all majors. Were devoted to helping our pledges and brothers succeed professionally through mock interviewing, resume development and more, while also taking part in community service and social activities. Whether you will be applying to internships or jobs or entering the professional world, our fraternity will help you hone the skills necessary to be successful in any situation you are put in, while also making new friends. Follow us to stay up to date on Fall 2014 Rush on Facebook at Alpha Kappa Psi at UF, on Twitter @UFAKPsi and on Instagram at uf_akpsi. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to cwright@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 4 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online




Most people waited in the sheltered concourse by the food and beverage vendors, according to Knowles. They hung out, drank Cokes and waited to see what was going to happen, he said. Sarah Hoover, a 21-year-old UF marketing senior who grew up a Gators fan, said she stayed the entire game, rain and all. She had front row seats and gave her cowboy boots and phone to her friend who left before her, leaving her barefoot. I knew it would be one of the greatest experiences if we all waited through all kinds of weather to support our team after last year and help them start the season off right, she said. Throughout the game, the storms radar was displayed on the Jumbotron. Announcer Mick Hubert repeatedly updated fans with weather information and surrounding lightning strikes. after 10 p.m. We have some of the greatest fans in the world, Knowles said. They are the loudest but also some of the best behaved. the then-canceled football game when a man jumped her from behind, according to University Police Capt. Bart Knowles. Stout said the man dragged the second victim along the sidewalk and into the woods along the edge of campus, where he attempted to sexually assault her. When he pulled her down, there were luckily some witnesses not far behind her who heard her screams, Knowles said. At that time, the suspect took off. after being chased off by witnesses, at ed assistance from the GPD K-9 Unit. well into the morning. At about 2:40 a.m., UPD received a call from a witness who said a man matching the reported description was near the Williamsburg Village apartments, just east of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. The witness told police the suspect asked for a ride to the ABV Motel at GPD K-9 Unit responded. They knocked on each hotel door and were again unsuccessful in locating the suspect. As of right now, UPD detectives are working with GPD detectives to either verify or rule out the possibility that both incidents involved the same suspect, Knowles said. Police ask that any information or suspicious activity be directly reported to UPD at 352-392-1111 or GPD at 352955-1818. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffGainesville Police forensic unit investigator Wendy Shirah carries bags of evidence back to her van early Sunday morning after investigating an assault. C AMPUS ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contributing Writer UF has approved the establishment of a Center for Global Islamic Studies for graduate students. UFs Center for Global Islamic Studies is set to launch Sept. 18 with a Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space conference. The event will be the centers in Florida, said Terje Ostebo, an assistant professor with UFs Center for African Studies and the Department of Religion. You take the Southeast of the U.S., and there are virtually no similar centers, he said. In Florit will have a huge impact in the way it puts UF on the map. Ostebo and several other colleagues have been coordinating efforts to create new classes for the program, along with adding current classes as well. We base on what we have and hope that we can grow and become something larger with time, Ostebo said. Our religion department doesnt have a particular track or focus on Islam when it comes to grad studies. The center is working on adding a minor, masters and Ph.D. program down the road, but for now, graduate students can oblamic studies, Ostebo said. to 15 credits from students. Jamie Wenzell, a 23-year-old UF religion senior, said she would Wenzell is taking one of the new courses created for the center called Global Islam. It goes above and beyond religion and more about Islams interaction in the world, Wenzell said. Ostebo said he wants the center to focus on a contemporary study of Islam. We want to emphasize Islam is much more than Saudi Arabia or the Middle East, Ostebo said. Brittney Abraham, a 22-yearold UF religion senior, said she has taken Ostebos Global Islam course. Hes already given me a new perspective of Islam, Abraham said. The two-day conference will be open to the public and will feature Georgetown University professor John Esposito. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. in Pugh Halls Ocora Room.Center for Global Islamic Studies scheduled to open Sept. 18One man in blue shirt, another in orange ASSA ULT, from page 1 G AMED A Y, from page 1Shelter set up at O-Dome It goes above and beyond religion and more about Islams interaction in the world.Jamie WenzellUF religion senior


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Matthew Martyr / Alligator Staff Who Let The Dogs Out? From left, UF animal sciences seniors Marien Armenteros, 23, and Sarah Flanders, 21, feed doggy ice cream to Toby, which was purchased from Paige Anderson, 50, at the Earth Pets Doggie Treat Truck at the Earth Pets Woofstock 2014 event on Saturday. RAIN CAUSED DELAYS. PATRICK PINAKAlligator Staff WriterCorrado Minardi opened up the Uber app this weekend expecting a free ride, but there were no cars available. Minardi, a 22-year-old UF political science senior, was one of the students who took to Twitter this weekend to denounce the services Labor Day promotion. through Monday, but few people were picked up. I thought, Oh, you know, ing the weekend, Minardi said. But if there are no cars available, then I cant take the rides, so its like a useless promotion. He said he had to either walk or get rides from friends throughout the weekend. I just dont see why they would offer that if they cant deliver, he said. Uber spokesman Taylor Bennett said once Uber grows throughout the city, more drivers will be available. In testing phases like this, in ue to ramp up and bring on more partners, wait times might be a little longer, he said. Bennett said the rain may have increased the demand for rides. Matt Collins, manager of Gainesville Cab Co., said the rain may have hurt business because people wanted to get home instead of standing in the rain waiting. He also said business was normal despite Ubers presence. Its hard to say, Collins said. They havent been here very long. CAMPUS ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contrbuting WriterAn inappropriate picture of UFs chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority (AOPi) sisters is circulating on social media. posing at a party. One post on Facebook read, And with this, the seniors say goodbye to Recruitment forever. The photo has also appeared on Twitter and mentioned on the smartphone app, Yik Yak. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said the photo has come to the attention of UF administration. Steps are being taken to address the issue, and we talked to the chapter president and asked her to advise headquarters, Sikes said. As of now, UF has not taken disciplinary action against the sorority, she said. It doesnt appear to be a conduct violation, but this is something these women will have to live with for the rest of their lives, Sikes said. nization in hot water. In 2012, a picture of two brothers in Beta Theta Pi in blackface went viral. Rachel Boison, the assistant director of public relations for the sororitys international headquarters, said the Alpha Omicron Pi International Headquarters is dealing with the issue. We are aware of the photo, and we are in communication with the sorority and will stay in communication to monitor the situation, Boison said. The local chapter of AOPi declined to comment. Sharing these images on Twitter is a form of cyberbullying, said Lyrissa Lidsky, associate dean for International Programs at the Levin College of Law. Cyberbullying is any kind of meanness perpetrated online, Lidsky said. It can be emotionally devastating to be humiliated (online). Steps are being taken to address the issue, and we talked to the chapter president and asked her to advise headquarters.Janine SikesUF spokeswoman


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Zaras WWII gaffes show insensitivityFashion retailer Zara made headlines last week when it pulled a childrens shirt from its stores. Customers complained that the shirt, which was marketed toward 3-year-olds, displayed shocking similarities to the uniforms Jews were forced to wear in the concentration camps of Nazi Europe. With its long sleeves, blue and white stripes and six-pointed yellow star on the breast, the pajama shirt does strikingly resemble a concentration camp uniform. Shortly after the shirt appeared online for sale, Zara undia. The comments accused the retail giant of marketing an extremely insensitive product. Within hours, the shirt was removed, and Zara issued a hasty apology in several languages via Twitter: We honestly apologize, it was inspired by the sheriffs stars from the I can forgive Zara for making a mistake; after all, what fashion retailer hasnt tried to sell something that someone, at one point in time, found offensive? But in order for Zara to earn the respect and forgiveness of its customer base, it needs to prove that this appalling display of ignorance will not happen again. So far, Im not convinced. Anyone with even the most basic knowledge of World War II should understand how the design of the shirt can easily evoke images of pain and suffering from a terrible time in world history. Its shocking that not one person not one designer, product developer or marketer recognized the cultural outrage it would inspire. When you consider how social media users from all around the world immediately reacted in outrage and disparent inability to issue an apology less offensive than the product itself. As reported by +972 Magazine, a representative for available in Zaras Israeli, French, Albanian and Swedish stores) promised that the product would be quickly removed from shelves Its fairly obvious that particular term may not have been the wisest choice of words in this situation. I might be more willing to forgive these slip-ups if the company didnt face a similar issue in 2007, when Zara was forced to pull a $78 handbag from stores after a customer noticed that the bag was embroidered with green swastikas. To be fair, the bag was produced in India, where the swastika is a symbol of good fortune for Hindus and Buddhists. However, the 21st century world largely associates the swastika with the Nazi party, and it is internationally recognized as a powerful symbol of hate. Inditex, the multinational clothing company that owns Zara, has more than 6,000 stores in 88 markets. How could this international powerhouse not have the cultural awareness to predict the kind of reaction that swastikas on a handbag would produce? Why did no one in the company foresee this incredibly predictable outcome? Im not saying that Zara engages in discrimination or that it purposefully tried to offend people with these designs. In fact, giant fashion retailers usually have to produce new deslip through the cracks. This isnt about malice; its about ignorance, though both are inexcusable. I hope Zara can learn from its mistakes and make an effort to be culturally sensitive, which should be especially important for a company with such a broad international reach. But if Zara fails to apologize in a way that actually acknowledges the offensiveness of its actions and makes no genuine effort to express remorse to the people who were rightfully pained by the design, then I doubt it has learned anything at all. Moriah Camenker is a public relations senior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays. 77 TOTAL VOTES58% YES 42% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Will you be tailgating this weekend? Todays question: Did you use Uber this weekend?Corporations and Obamas student loan decisionIn the 2010 case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations, for all intents and purposes, are human beings with the same rights as any American citizen. Citizens United and the recent Hobby Lobby case established that corporations are protected by the First Amendment, with both freedom of speech and religion. If corporations are going to have the same rights as American citizens, it seems only logical that they be held to the same standard and must obey the laws of the U.S. Unfortunately, because corporations are legal constructs and they break the law. After all, you cant send a corporation to prison. Ideally, the senior executives of these corporations would be held liable for criminal activity committed under their supervision. But rather than prosecuting these leaders for the misconduct of their corporations, the U.S. government often seeks negoticrisis, investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. paid $550 million to the government for its role in engineering the catastrophe. To put that number into perspective, Goldman Sachs earned sances at worst. This leniency toward delinquent corporations has been a hallmark of the Obama administration, most recently in the area of student loan policy. In May, student loan specialist Navient agreed to pay the government $139 million after it was accused of intentionally cheating U.S. military personnel on their federal student loans. Navient swindled up to 60,000 service members out of tens of interest rates on the loans. Navient executives faced no legal action, and the Department of Education recently announced that it will require more students to deal with the company for their loans. Essentially, this means that Navient will be receiving more taxpayer dollars as compensation for the loan work it does for the government. The company already manages 5.8 million student loan accounts, so it seems likely that it will quickly recoup its losses from the settlement. tion lawbreaking are not an effective deterrent. Instead, they send the message that corporations are free to break any law they please for the right price. At a time when the U.S. has the worlds highest incarceration rate, the disparity in law enforcement between corporations and ordinary citizens could not be more apparent. Its time to hold corporations, particularly corporate executives, truly accountable for their illegal actions. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITORMoriah


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7As the school year begins, UF students are preparing for the upcoming football season, the Greek fraternities and sororities are gearing up for Recruitment Week, and eager freshmen are stumbling through campus adorned with their Preview lanyards. In the midst of all this hectic activity, its easy to forget the continuing state of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where an 18-year-old unarmed teenager named Michael Brown According to several eyewitnesses, Ofhis hands up in surrender before falling to the ground into a pool of his own blood. In response to Browns death, angry Ferguson residents took to the streets in protest. After leaving Michael Browns body on him out in a police SUV, equating his body to that of road kill. A lengthy police report was soon released claiming that Brown was a suspect in a convenience store robbery even though Wilson did not know whether Brown was a suspect. Through its investigation, the St. Louis County Police Department has since been closed off and silent about its ongoing investigation amid calls for an arrest or an autopsy report. In the aftermath of Browns death, the news media and the Ferguson Police Department have been actively trying to derail discussion about the true injustice at hand: A black unarmed teenager was shot and been on Browns alleged act of robbery before his death and reports that Brown may have used marijuana in the past. Even if either of these accusations are true, they in no way justify the action Wilson took in shooting Brown. Another issue underreported by the mainstream media is the growing problem of police brutality in America. Police responded to the Ferguson protesters with a series of gross overreactions, using rubber bullets and tear gas on peaceful protesters after riding in on armored tanks clearly used these threats as an intimidation tactic to cause unnecessary escalation. The reaction of the police was so severe and brutal that even citizens of Gaza extended their sympathies and support to Ferguson residents. The news media have failed in their coverage of Ferguson in other ways. They rarely reported about people passing out free food to protesters, people passing out milk to relieve tear gas victims, the voter registration drives that popped up, the protesters stopping looters and rioters in their tracks, or Michael Browns memorial, where 1,000 roses were laid on the very street he was killed on. The memorial has since been trampled on by a police car and urinated on by police dogs. racial tension is a part of a larger nationwide crisis in which black lives are devalued and ignored.The rage and anger felt by residents of Ferguson is completely understandable because the murders of unarmed black people are stories that are all too common. As a black person, society sees your skin color as a weapon regardless of your socioeconomic status, education or national origin. Brown was a man with a future. He was days away from attending trade school to become an A/C and heater technician. Regardless of any previous misconduct, he did not deserve to have his life taken away. His memory must be honored, and the wider social problems his death represents must be acknowledged. Harold Joseph is a political science junior. His columns usually appear on Fridays.Media fall short with Ferguson, police brutality coverageColumnMy laptop comes everywhere with me. It comes with me to both work, where it gets scratched, and on vacation, where it gets a frightening dent. It goes online with me, from studying the history of the Republican Party for a research paper to learning how to incorporate handfasting into a wedding. But the one place it goes every day is into the classroom, and where it connects from there is my business only. Some teachers, especially in lectures, discourage the use of laptops or check out what a student is viewing. I believe this is an invasion of privacy and ultimately unhelpful to a students career. Typical laptop usage in a classroom can consist of taking notes on Word documents, OneNote lists and PowerPoint slides. However, no one can deny that sometimes, it just isnt enough. Lecture halls arent always the engaging, illuminating method of delivery that some believe they are. Ive had this problem since I learned to read I want to know more. I want to Google new case studies or take the test or quiz the teacher mentioned. If a teacher doesnt provide the stimulation I want, I go looking for it. A classmate of mine used his phone a few days ago to ask a professor an ethics question after searching for more information about a certain historical the entire lecture. To curtail this sort of nontraditional learning increases the likelihood that students wont make their own personal connections to the material. Im not going to pretend all my extracurricular Googling is for the greater scholastic good. I also check my social media and read the news. College students lead some of the most stressful lives in the U.S., and theyre looked down on for taking breaks. The MIT Center for Academic Excellence suggests the most effective studying is done in one-hour blocks. Breaks might actually be productive if spaced The added stress of students hiding what theyre doing or worrying about the teacher seeing them doesnt facilitate a relaxed learning environment, which further distances students from the material. However, this freedom means an increase in responsibility for grades. Taking charge of the information absorbed also increases the duty of sifting through and making sense of it. Its not just a laptop, either. Checking Twitter over someones shoulder and taking notes at the same time can be just as distracting as reading your own feed. Former teaching assistant and education columnist Rebecca Schuman wrote in Slate that she feels banning laptops creates a th-grade classroom. Policing the (otherwise non-disruptive) behavior of students further infantilizes these 18to 22-year-olds, Schuman said. Already these students are hand-held through so many steps in the academic process: I check homework; I give quizzes about the syllabus to make sure theyve actually read it....These practices also serve as giant, scholastic water wings for people who should really be swimming by now. If you need a 3.5 GPA, and you havent looked up from your screen all instructor very easily. Your professor has the right to bump you to the bottom mark you harshly on essays that cover topics from the lecture. noyance when they present information and their students dont listen and then ask them to explain it later. As adults, we should be able to judge what needs our full attention and what can just stay open in the next window while we check SportsCenter. When teachers dont receive respect, students wont get it back. Balance your time wisely to make the most of your electronics and your learning. Logan Falletti writes for the Kansas State Collegian. This article originally appeared on UWire.Electronics are responsibility of students, not teachersUWire In my three years at UF, diversity has been at the center of my experience. I participated in the Gatorship retreat my freshman year and learned how to make campus more inclusive. At UF, we have an incredible range of diversity: religious, racial/ethnic, sex and gender identity, and nationality, just to name a few. These types of diversity stem from typically observable, easily recognizable characteristics. Ask any student organization that prois, and youll likely hear the terms social Theyll typically give you the examples Ive given: religion, race, ethnicity, gender, etc. However, there is one category of diversity that is frequently not part of the conversation, a category into which I and many others fall: neurodiversity. When I say the word neurodiversity, people chuckle. Its a somewhat unusual word that almost sounds made up. People often give me a confused look because they have never heard the term. Neurodiversity often isnt as observable as other forms of diversity, but it exists on the UF campus nonetheless. Neurodiversity occurs in the mind and falls under the spectrum of invisible disabilities, which includes learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, etc. We dont often think about these conditions as part of the diversity conversation because we often think of disabilities as being visible. I open this conversation of neurodiversity because I am a neurodiverse individual. I hope to use this opportunity to educate the UF community about the issues and struggles that I and others like me face on a regular basis. I am a woman on the autism spectrum. My mind works differently than those of most other people. Autism is a neurological disability, which means that it affects brain function. I sometimes compare the differences between my brain and normal ones to those between a Mac and a PC. They essentially perform the same functions but in somewhat different ways. I hit some of lifes major milestones at different times than the average person. For example, I never lived away from home until my freshman year of college. Many others may have spent time away from home at a sleepaway camp when they were just 8 or 9 years old. Being on the autism spectrum means I sometimes miss social cues that might seem instinctual to most people. This does not make me or any of my autistic or neurodiverse counterparts a lesser person. We are members of a minority one that often goes unnoticed and is invisible unless explicitly disclosed. Neurodiversity is not a supported form of diversity on campus, nor are we often recognized as a distinct group of individuals. The Disability Resource Center provides us the academic support we may need to succeed, but it is not a center of culture like La Casita or the Institute of Black Culture. There are also no student organizations comprised of neurodiverse individuals, people with disabilities or their allies. We go unnoticed until one of us speaks out about cializes in engaging with the neurodiverse. I ask you not to discriminate or judge. I know I speak for others like myself when I say I have been treated differently or discriminated against because I am autistic and a neurodiverse individual. I am not a lesser person because of my challenges, no matter if they appear invisible to the uninformed or untrained eye. The neurodiverse constitute a real minority. Unfortunately, the disabled community faces enough prejudice, pity and negative stigma as is. The failure to recognize and support neurodiversity only makes matter worse. I ask for respect. And most importantly, I ask you treat me or any other individual with neurodiversity like anybody else with kindness, respect and dignity. Your inclusion can make all the difference in my life or in somebody elses. Haley Moss is a senior psychology and criminology major at UF.Neurodiversity is diversity, tooGuest columnLogan FallettiUWire Haley MossSpeaking Out Harold


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 ABOUT 150 ATTENDED. GIUSEPPE SABELLAAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 150 incoming female engineering students made a trip to Lake Wauburg for UFs Society of Women Engineers eSwamp Day. The 11th annual event was held to encourage women to stay in the engineerA series of speeches on succeeding in engineering took place on campus before the students headed to Lake Wauburg. Students took part in canoe races, discussions with corporate sponsors, an engineering fair and SWEs Big Gator Little Gator Mentoring Program. Tania Jarquin, the eSwamp Day director and SWE recording secretary, said she wanted to encourage female attendees to not let tough and male dominated classes stop them from pursuing the SWE is just like a support system to make sure that you accomplish your old UF chemical engineering senior, said. More than 230 students registered for the UF organization this year. Erin Winick, SWE president and a 20-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior, was the only female during her summer internship working on turbine engines at Solar Turbines in California. She said the SWE mentoring program When I came into SWE as an exploratory engineer, it really helped me sowhat I was going into, she said. Corporate sponsors like Harris Co., the international communications and information technology company, spoke to engineering students at the event. Christine Chern, an 18-year-old UF chemical engineering sophomore, said the event was a great way to make connections and meet engineering majors. It really gives women a chance to feel like they can make a difference in the Female engineers gatherRESEARCH ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgMillions of dollars in research awards were granted to UF last year, surpassing past records. Colleges on campus were on the receiving end of $702 million, $24 million more than the previous amount of $678 million in 2010. Among the recipients, UFs College of Medicine in Gainesville and Jacksonville received $366 million. The amount will go toward funding existing projects, as well as a few new ones, said Stephen Sugrue, senior associate dean of research affairs at UF. The College of Medicine chose not to open new areas of research in order to focus more on strengthening the ones they have, for the most part, he said. The awards we received were largely attributed to our enhancement and team science. Sugrue said recent hires and previous grant recipients are working together on current projects. The colleges sent out research proposals for funding consideration. David Norton, UF vice president for research, said the money received was a posiOur faculty have an incredible amount of talent and commitment to their projects, he said. About 6,000 individual projects were handed in to agencies by UF colleges, Norton said. Some of the agencies contributing to UFs research funding include the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Energy. Among them, the College of Engineering brought in $63 million, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences brought in $102 million and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences brought in $35 million, according to a press release. Students such as Dianmarie De Jesus, a 21year-old biology senior, said she came to UF because of its status as a research school. A large budget for the school means a large budget for the faculty doing the research, she said. It raises the esteem of the school and helps students who are interested in assisting with research, too.UF breaks record for grants Our faculty have an incredible amount of talent and commitment to their projects.David NortonUF vice president for research


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffLazy DayRenee Acuna, 23, hands a Gatorade to Mark Ceruto, 31, during their lunch break at Ginnie Springs on Mon day. The group drove from Miami to celebrate Labor Day and their friend Michael Gonzalezs 24th birthday. THREE PEOPLE WILL MAKE THE DECISION. JULIA MCBEEAlligator Contributing WriterSame-sex marriage could be legalized in Florida by the end of this month. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled on Aug. 21 that the states ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. In doing so, Hinkle dismissed Attorney General Pam Bondi from reviewing and appealing future same-sex marriage cases, leaving the fate of the ruling in the hands of three people, two of whom were appointed by Gov. Rick Scott. If Washington County Clerk of Court Harold Bazzel or Scotts appointees, Craig J. Nichols, secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services, and State Surgeon General John H. Armstrong, do not appeal Hinkles ruling, same-sex marriage will be legalized on Sept. 22. Bondis dismissal came after she continued to appeal county cases that ruled against the states same-sex marriage ban, including those in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties this summer. Her actions adhered to federal law regarding samesex marriage, but they were viewed as a political delay tactic because her appeals also prevented the states Supreme Court from hearing the cases. They can dismiss an individual from a case if they feel the person is not a correct representative of the issue, said Aimee Cernicharo, staff attorney at the St. Thomas University Human Rights Institute in Miami. It is possible but highly unusual to dismiss the attorney general, who is technically the top legal professional. In 2008, voters approved of Floridas ban of same-sex marriage. Yet in recent months, state court cases have ruled for its legalization. Terry Fleming, spokesman for the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, said the organization is waiting to see what happens in the next couple of months. (We) plan to monitor the appellate court decisions, he said. It could take a number of months or years. Valerie Rinaman, a 19year-old UF exploratory engineering sophomore, said she would prefer if Florida voters made the decision. Its better for people to vote on it, rather than waiting for the Supreme Court to enforce it, Rinaman said.Judge removes Bondi from same-sex cases MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA Gainesville man was arrested and charged with DUI and criminal mischief after sideswiping a parked car late Sunday night. At about 11:40 p.m., 20-year-old Richard Joseph Holder was traveling westbound on the 800 block of Northwest Ninth Avenue. Holder then hit a car that was parked on the street, according to the arrest report. The crash caused about $700 worth of damage. Stemen responded to the scene a little after midnight on Monthey smelled alcohol on Holders breath. Holder worked at the Ofaccording to the report. Three witnesses said they came outside after the sound of the crash. They said Holder was in the drivers seat, revving the engine. Stemen read Holder his Miranda rights and informed him that he was conducting a criminal DUI investigation. Holder then performed poorly rested him at the scene for driving Holders blood alcohol content samples clocked in at .154 and .159. The legal limit is .08. During the 20-minute breath test, Holder was booked into Alachua County Jail at 1:50 a.m. Monday, where he remained as of press time. Man charged with criminal mischiefHolder


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Volleyball drops in pollsDespite going 3-0 in the Active Ankle Challenge, the UF volleyball team dropped one spot to No. 11 in the AVCA coaches poll, released on Monday.Percy Harvin is ready to compete for the Seattle Seahawks after injuries limited him in 2013. Read the story on Page 15. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126 its season opener against Idaho was suspended, coach Will We started as a team and watched all the plays from After a two hour, 48 minute lightning delay, the Gators it, said redshirt junior Valdez Showers, Muschamp said that with the return Southeastern Conference record with four Showers, a Detroit native, is used to playing in less-thanSuspensions lifted: The three players were originally suspended for the IdaOffense progressing: The Gators did not have the opMuschamp feels the group is ready for Saturdays game Christy to start at punter: Kyle Christy had a rough seateams starting punter over Johnny Townsend, giving ChrisKan Li / Alligator StaffRedshirt junior Valdez Showers returns the opening kickoff the only play of the game during Floridas EDEN OTEROAlligator Staff Writer@edenotero_l This year, the weight of the setter poIn Floridas season opener Friday, the Gators faced off against Georgia Southern Southern game, it was smooth sailing gan to see Dagostinos fatigue from playAfter playing just 47 sets in her Dagostino spent almost all of her time on the court in the two days of competition, a decision coach She really made great strides, just from with her hitters, Wise said after Floridas You cant demonstrate this atmoThose strides that Wise is referring to are Dagostinos staggering escalation in Throughout the sets, the Tampa native das sweep of Idaho she had nine assists in end, Dagostino recorded 51 assists in the With her progression in the starting Dagostino receiving extensive playing time in early season actionSEE VOLLEY, P A GE 16Muschamp UF V olle yball QuotableNot again. Valdez Showers UF wide receiver on the weather delay following his kickoff return


lot of different things we have to consider. And we are working through those things as we speak. If UF does pay Idaho the nearly million-dollar payout that the two schools agreed upon in 2009, the money wont be transferred until Feb. 1 which is part of Floridas standard language in football contracts. The last time Florida dealt with rescheduling during the season was when Hurricane Frances forced the Gators to push back their 2004 season opener against Middle Tennessee originally scheduled on Sept. 4 to the middle of their Southeastern Conference schedule on Oct. 16. If the Florida-Idaho game were to be rescheduled for Oct. 25 in Gainesville, the Gators would then be forced to end their regular season playing nine games in as many weeks. I havent even really thought about it, Muschamp said. Im going to control the controllables, and right now I have zero control of that situation. And once Im told whatever were going to do, were going to go after it full speed. Valdez Showers, who returned Saturdays opening kickoff 64 yards in the games only play, spoke with the media Monday and stressed the importance of having a bye week in the midst of a treacherous SEC slate. Its a long season and, to be honest with you, a lot of players take advantage of those bye weeks, trying to really get in the treatment room and get treated up during the off week, said the redshirt junior receiver. But we If Florida decides to preserve its off-week, Foley would then be tasked with the challenge of possibly reimbursing Idaho for making the 2,738-mile trek not to mention the hassle of handling the ticket situation for Gator fans. Foley said. Again, when we come forward with whatever decision we come forward with, were going to have answers sort of things. Were just not there yet. 14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Kan Li / Alligator Staff Both Gators and Vandals have a bye week on Oct. 25 FOOTBALL, from page 1 Im going to control the controllables, and right now I have zero control of that situation. And once Im told whatever were going to do, were going to go after it full speed.UF coach


College football roundup: Bama has shaky Week 1 MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyWeek 1 of the college football season has come and gone, and the slate of games gave us a lot to digest. Lets look at some of the major takeaways from the weekend of games, and look ahead at the best games for week two. College Footballs Goliaths Have Shaky Debuts Two teams that entered 2014 already penciled into the College Football Playoff Alabama and Florida State showed Saturday even they have weaknesses, ones that need to point favorite, facing a West Virginia team But head coach Dana Holgorsen hit Nick Sabans defense with the bane of his defenThe good news for Saban and offensive coand orchestrated two scoring drives in the If theres any bright spot in a Tide defense that Saban called soft at halftime Saturday, Alabama would walk away with a ten Defending national champion Florida State tered as 19-point favorites, but came out with Reigning Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston threw two interceptions in the second Oklahoma State would score a late touchvulnerability Saturday against an unranked, Two SEC Surprises The Aggies went into a hostile WilliamsBrice Stadium to face South Carolina, who was 7-0 in Thursday night season openers He completed 73 percent of his passes, keep it up, the Aggies could now be a sleeper Those who picked South Carolina to win the SEC East are kicking themselves this week against the Clemson Tigers that it was almost purpose yards, including a 100-yard kickoff proved under new defensive coordinator Jerheld Clemson to three negative yardage drives Get Better in Week 2 Two teams that need to greatly improve Both teams did win, but Ohio State needed Bruins plan to contend in the high-scoring PAC-12, theyll need to score a lot more points ponent in Virginia Tech this week could the Hokies make the Buckeyes sweat for the second week in a row? Mad Hatter Does it Again successful year in and year out in opening LSU was down 17 points at the start of the 21 unanswered points to sneak past Wisconsin Perhaps even more impressive, LSU now ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer@EricaAlyssaThe reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will kick off regular season play against the vin, who returned the second half will be looking to compete this year after only playing one regular seaHarvin was on the disabled list for most of 2013 after undergoing The wide receiver made strides practice on back-to-back days instead of every other dayas origiI think the biggest thing with me was my hip it was controlling a lot of the hamstrings, knee problems and things like that, Harvin told media Rookies set for season opener: NFL play will pick back up with 13 all pick from the 2014 Draft, reportbonus with the New England PatriThe defensive tackle is still nursing a torn ACL he suffered during cording to the Boston Herald, the Patriots hope Easley will make his NFL debut during New Englands Fourth-round draft pick Jaylen Watkins and undrafted tight end rushing yards, 976 receiving yards and made 20 touchdowns at wide receiver, tight end, fullback and draft pick for the New Orleans, The New England Patriots redrafted player from the class of McDonald arrested: San Franhimself in a Santa Clara County Jail was arrested on felony domestic viAccording to the Sacramento Bee, celebration he was hosting, he appeared to have an altercation with issue to take place within the NFL ALLIGATORAP PhotoAlabamas T.J. Yeldon dives into the endzone for a touchdown as West Virginias Travis Bell (26) and Karl Joseph defend during the Crimson Tides 33-23 win on Saturday in Atlanta. AP PhotoPercy Harvin runs during the Seattle Seahawks 34-6 win against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 22 at Cen turyLink Field in Seattle. Harvin played in just one regular season game for the Seahawks in 2013. G A TORS IN THE NFLHarvin ready to compete for Seattle following injury-plagued 2013 Week 2 Matchups to Watch


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Gabriella Nicholas / AlligatorJunior Mackenzie Dagostino sets the ball during Floridas 3-2 win against Oklahoma on Saturday in the OConnell Center. ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakis Florida soccer splits Dagostino played in all 11 sets VOLLEY, from page 13Burleigh