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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator He replaced comedian John Mulaney, pg. 4City commission passed an ordinance Thursday, pg. 4 GATORS REACH NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPSFloridas gymnastics team clinched its 36th berth to the NCAA Championships in 37 years on Saturday, pg. 14VOLUME 112 ISSUE 78Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffSWEEPING AND LEAPING Floridance, UFs dance company, performs to a Sam Smith song at their spring show, Once Upon A Time, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night in front of more than 300. By Jake DreilingerSports WriterFlorida defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis status with UFs football team remains unclear after he violated three parts of his pre-trial intervention agreement for his alleged involvement in a 2017 credit card scandal. The Florida Department of Correcwith a signature from his probation citing that Davis still ment. complete 50 hours of community service. According to the letter, Davis was he hadnt done any community service. The second violation was a failure to make court cost payments to the probawhether he has paid it off yet. drug use. As part of the agreement, Davis had to live without violating any 12, he was found with marijuana and later admitted to using the drug. The letter ended with the probation continue with the pre-trial intervention program, despte violating three of its terms. While the case appears to closed on the Alachua County Clerk of Courts FOOTBALLSEE FOOTBALL PAGE 14 SEE COPPER MONKEY PAGE 4 CONGRESSMAN TED YOHO AND REPRESENTATIVE CHUCK CLEMONS DID NOT ATTEND. By Christina Morales and Amanda RosaAlligator Staff Writers shot into on Valentines Day had she not left school early that day. victims of the Parkland shooting, pinned to a maroon school spirit T-shirt, came to a town hall at UF to talk to politicians about gun law reform. Theres the inevitable survivors guilt, it somehow, but the plain fact is that he had one couldve done anything. Rep. Ted Yoho and Florida Rep. Chuck Clemons, declined an invitation to attend the town was one of the politicians in attendance at the event but came about an hour and a half late. Among the candidates who spoke to the audience of about 40 were Amol Jethwani son, who are running for Yohos seat; and are campaigning against Perry. was busy with prior engagements. up to these events. Kat Cammack, a representative from holding town halls in coming months but did not specify when those would be.THE RESTAURANT WILL COME BACK ON APRIL 23. By Carolina WatlingtonAlligator Contributing Writer Gainesville nearly a year after it was sold on eBay. years of business due to construction around the restaurant, said Ashlea and restaurant with her husband the Rowdy Reptile, according to Alligator archives. details of the grand opening to come soon. The best decision was to reloestablish itself between the closed streets and all the construction. be two-stories, with bars both downstairs and upstairs, along with a bansame, but was revised with some new items from the Jonesville location, as well as some new twists on classic items. the restaurant will have college night specials for students on Tuesdays, SEE TOWN HALL, PAGE 4 Davis


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?Curator Talks Two collection curators from the Smathers Libraries will give informal presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Smathers Library, Room 100. Carol McAuliffe will discuss the history of the Map & Imagery Library, its impact on UF and current initiatives. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt will present The Cuban-American Dream. Talking Gators Toastmasters Talking Gators Toastmasters, which helps people get more comfortable speaking in public, meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in Entomology Building Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit talkinggators. Book release and reading The Civic Media Center, located at 433 S. Main St., will hold a book release of Alone Together: Ties of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America, which shares the stories and experiences of women across Latin America 7 p.m. Wednesday. Ronnie Lovler and Elizabeth Holli Wood, two of more than 30 contributors to the book, will both read excerpts from their chapters. From Colored to Black: The Stories of North Central Florida Nine dramatic vignettes created by students and performed by members of the local theatre community in the exhibition History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 3 to 4 p.m. April 15 at the Harn Museum of Art. Composed of the oral histories of North Central Florida residents from the 1920s to the present day, the vignettes focus on the Black History of the region and connect with themes in the work of artist Jacob Lawrence. Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month April commemorates the first Japanese immigration to the United States on May 7, 1853. It also honors the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with events from April 5 to 23. The 2018 theme is the Japanese concept of ikigai, meaning a reason to live. National Library Week During National Library Week, which started Sunday and will end Saturday, Alachua County Library District joins libraries nationwide to celebrate the many ways libraries lead their communities with the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. Celebrations include National Library Workers Day on Tuesday and National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday. Gainesville High School Theatre Program Gainesville High School will present Disneys Peter Pan Jr. at 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and April 19 to April 21, as well as at 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets, which can be picked up at GHS Auditorium Box Office one hour before each show, cost $10 for adults and $7 for students.The GHS auditorium is located at 1900 NW 13th Street. For more information, call Sarah Shepherd at 352-213-8666. What Were You Wearing? Exhibit The What Were You Wearing? Art Exhibit is being displayed until April 30 on the third floor of Ustler Hall Library. Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education at GatorWell and the American Student Medical Association have collaborated with anonymous UF student survivors to show outfits they wore during their attacks. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Ustler Hall Atrium. For more information, call 352-273-4450. Earth Day In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Alachua County Library District is holding special programs. The month will kick off with Plant a Seed Project, where kids ages 5 and up will be able to design a planter, fill it and plant a seed with provided materials Friday, April 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Newberry Branch, located at 110 S Seaboard Drive. Florida Museum hosts Museum for Me The Florida Museum will hold an event for adults and children on the autism spectrum, including their friends, families and caregivers, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15. Participants will be able to explore at their own pace in a peaceful and less crowded environment. A separate quiet space will also be available to decompress or desensitize. For more information, call 352-273-2064. Eastern European Showcase: Connecting the Dots Eastern European Showcase, organized by Eastern European student community, will take place 7 p.m. April 18 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The atmosphere of the event will be created by a flag show, amplified throughout the evening with national dances, interactive trivia, songs and traditional food. The showcase will also host a fashion show by Orlando based designer Inna Rudenko, who's inspired by Eastern European cultures. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Correction In a column by Zachary Chou, the Murpree Area Senator who writes about Student Government, The Alligator incorrectly titled it "So you want to get more funding for the CRC and the CWC?" The column, which was published Friday, was about the Disability Resource Center, not the Career Resource Center. The correct acronym is DRC, not CRC. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 78NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 352-376-4482 Summer Sizzlin Worried that your business might take a summer break with the students? Our Local Living Edition is the perfect place to position your advertisements for the local market. All ads receive a 10% discountDeadline: Wednesday, April 18 Run Date: Wednesday, April 25 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 This paper prints on the last day of classes when students are getting ready to leave town for the break. Maximize your exposure by advertising in the last paper of the Spring semester and reach students and Gainesville locals. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff Writer anonymous can call Alachua County Crime @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgCitra man who was found By Heaven WilsonAlligator Contributing Writer Courtesy to The Alligator By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer SG committee wants more funds


THE CITY COMMISSION PASSED THE ORDINANCE ON THURSDAY. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer @jessica_giles_ HES BEING PAID A TOTAL OF $125,000. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer @Christina_M18 Jeffries @Christina_M18 FACT CHECKING THE CANDIDATES: Jason Haeseler Florida has the lowest funding for mental health resources of all states. This is mostly true. Yvonne Hinson there is a state that who havent turned in weapons $1,000 daily. This is false. Amol Jethwani One out of every three Americans knows someone whos been shot. This is false. In Olysha Magruder97 percent of Americans support criminal background checks for all gun sales This is @amandanicrosaTOWN HALL, from pg. 1About 40 people attended SaturdayCOPPER MONKEY, from pg. 1Courtesy to The Alligator Local politicians and candidates participated in the town hall on gun law reform Saturday.


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Heaven WilsonAlligator Contributing WriterRani Mahmoudis father came to Jacksonville, Florida, not knowing a word of English in the 1970s to escape persecution from the Syrian government. To grasp the language, he walked up to random people and talked to them. He told me about his struggles, Mahmoudi said. And what is happening in Syria now is heartbreaking for both of us. Mahmoudi, a 21-year-old UF biomedical engineering junior, said he was inspired by his fathers story to create Gators for Refugee Medical Relief. Hes now the president of the organization. The group travels to Jacksonville to help refugees aged 4 to 13, Mahmoudi said. The members teach the children about American culture, such as sports and games. Gators for Refugee Medical Relief, which was established in Summer 2017, currently has about 80 members. The organization raised $2,000 to purchase electrocardiogram medical monitors for refugee camps overseas, Mahmoudi said. According to BBC, Syria has been in a full-scale civil war that started from a peaceful uprising against the president seven years ago, and has left more than 350,000 people dead. Ajay Dass, a UF mechanical engineering senior and vice president of internal affairs of the club, said one of his favorite experiences working with refugee children was helping a 10-year-old boy get a prosthetic hand. Some members were able to build it with the help of a UF club called Generational Relief in Prosthetics, according to Alligator archives. My favorite accomplishment was seeing his face with the hand and being able to put it on, the 22-year-old said.UF students help Syrian children refugees in Jacksonville CRIME ROUNDUP GPD: Gainesville man arrested for attempted murderA Gainesville man was arrested Thursday and faces car on March 31, Gainesville Police said. Dana Dushwan Grant, Jr., 24, drove to an apartment at 1406 SW 18th Place, near the intersection of Southwest 18th Place and Southwest 13th Street, a little after 6 p.m., according to an arrest report. Grant exited his car and shot a handgun at least 13 times at a car, then drove away, according to the report. None of the three people in the car were injured, according to the report. Bullets also hit the apartment wall. Someone inside the apartment overheard the victims saying Grants name and told police, according to the report. Grant was arrested at about 1 p.m. Thursday at Tower Oaks Glen Apartments, located at 6900 SW 21st Lane, felon, shooting a deadly missile into a vehicle and three counts of attempted murder, according to the report. An ammunition in his pocket, according to the report. He was charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $1,650,000 bond.Convicted felon breaks into home, steals gun and $5,000 of possessions, police sayA Gainesville man was arrested for breaking into a house and stealing $5,000 worth of items, including a gun, Gainesville Police said. At about 3 a.m. Saturday, David Allen Tyree smashed a window of a Gainesville home on Northwest 38th Place, according to an arrest report. Tyree, a 41-year-old convicted felon, took a Glock 27 handgun from a bedroom closet and about $5,000 worth of other items. At about 8:30 a.m., a woman saw Tyree hiding stolen items in the woods about 100 yards from the home he burglarized, police said. He left on a bicycle, taking some stolen items with him. Police stopped Tyree nearby and arrested him, according to the report. After his arrest, Tyree admitted to breaking into the home and stealing, according to the report. Police said he took them to the spot where he hid the gun, which was with the other stolen items. He was arrested on charges of armed burglary of a dwelling, grand theft between $300 and $4,999, grand victed felon. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $325,000 bond.GPD: Woman cuts, robs man at knifepointA Gainesville woman woke a man sleeping in his car and then cut and robbed him early Thursday, Gainesville Police said. Anita Jean Webb, 45, woke the owner of the car parked downtown on Northwest Second Street, who unlocked the car door, according to an arrest report. The man told police she opened the door and put a pocket knife to his throat, demanding his money, police said. He reached for the knife, and she slit his palm, put the knife back to his throat and told him to give her his s---, according to the report. After Webb punched him, splitting open his lip, he gave her his wallet, which she took about $100 from, and she stole his phone and biked away, police said. and described Webb and the knife, according to the report. Police said they found Webb about two blocks away at a house known for drug activity, with two folding pocket knives in her front right pocket and a glass pipe with comans phone. Police didnt say if they found the money. Webb denied robbing the man to police, GPD said. Webb was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Alachua County Jail where she remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $155,000 bond. All Stories by Robert Lewis | @Lewis_Robert | rlewis@alligator.orgWebb Grant Tyree


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 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 Safety outweighs privacy with mental well-beingIn March, the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, returned from Spring Break to a new set of security measures. Perhaps the most notable of these new measures is a requirement to use a see-through backpack. Based on what Ive seen in numerous news articles and social media posts, many of the students feel violated. They are not convinced this security measure is effective, and they now have a constant reminder of what happened at their school and of the permanent impact it has had on their lives. This is understandable. Privacy is an important part of our mental well-being. Theres a reason we go to therapists, aside from their counseling training. We know that what we tell them is staying in that room. Imagine if you could never close a door. Imagine if you could never be by yourself or keep anything to yourself. What if all your text messages and journal entries were public record? You would feel so exposed and possibly emotionally unsafe. These students deserve privacy. High school is a hard time as it is. These kids have been through more trauma than most people experience in a lifetime, and most of them arent even old enough to vote. However, there is a certain aspect of life I believe is more important to mental well-being than privacy: safety. If we dont feel safe, we cannot hope to function at our highest capacity. While having a clear backpack may be demeaning, as we often carry personal items, it is safer than an opaque one. Many athletic stadiums, including policies. If a bag is larger than a certain size, it must be transparent. This is not because the university does not value privacy. It is to prevent people from having things they should not have. Think for a moment about what you do when you hear a noise and are afraid. You cannot see what is going on. But, when you open the door and see it was just a branch falling or someone next door dropping their keys, you feel safe. It is often not enough just to be pretty to know for sure. With these backpacks, we can take a step closer to knowing. A common way people who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks talk themselves through it is acknowledging that what is happening will not cause them physical harm. This situation may be stressful, but it will be OK. We live in a time in which children go to school and dont know if they will be OK. Someone could be trying to hurt them. With this particular measure, school ensuring this is not happening. This can drastically decrease anxiety and fear in both students and faculty of high schools. They can focus on learning and living, not worrying about what could be hiding in someones bag. So, to any high school students who feel violated by these clear backpacks, I can completely see where you are coming from. You are almost adults, and you have been through tragedy and lived through it. You certainly deserve respect. But even more than that, you deserve to be safe. You deserve a secure environment to grow and learn, and right now, those making decisions are having a hard thing better and more effective for you. But for now, this is what theyre doing. I am sorry it has to be like this, but it is done with your safety and mental well-being in mind. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focuses on mental health.Column EditorialAfter the 2016 Presidential election, many American women felt anguish and fear for their future. The actions and words of President Donald Trump during his campaign hinted at a The Handmaids Tale-esque future and a lack of progression for the feminist movement and general equality. However, what weve seen not only contradicts the anxieties many women and men had, but actually goes beyond what any of us could have hoped for. It would appear women have used Trumps presidency as a wake up call to get to work making history. Has Trump continued to debase women and their value? Yes. Has he maintained an utter disrespect for most Americans other than those with white skin, a plump bank account and both an X and Y chromosome? Of course. And thats exactly what Americans expected. Yet, there is a difference between the dystopian future we expected and the one we are living in. The distinction is this: we didnt choose to sit down and take it. Women, in particular, didnt chose to sit down and take it; According to Fortune Magazine, as of April 5, 309 women for seats in the U.S House of Representatives. The last time the country saw a number this high was in 2012, when 298 women Women and Politics at Rutgers University that AP analyzed. men throughout U.S. political history. As such, seeing women strive to change the norm and insert themselves in a maledominated arena is a big win for modern feminists. It also proves Americans are not only rejecting the attitude Trump has put forth toward women, but we are showing him just how wrong he is and how little we care about his frequent belittlement of females. interview, I think Trumps victory proved to women if you did not support him you could draw two conclusions. One: Women were only meant to go so far, and men like that were meant to win in America, or we were playing by an outdated set of rules that women politicians and women in business followed for decades. Basically, women are more inspired than ever to make their voices heard and advance the feminist agenda. The ignipropelled American women to further their agenda and see it come to fruition. It didnt stop at pink hats or sarcastic signs, it who are ready to take back their country. Women are making America what they want it to be, regardless of whos in charge. In Trumps attempts to silence women and their goals, hes only made them louder. This record-breaking number of womIs a Trump presidency actually good for the feminist movement?The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Taylor


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 April 14th10am 3pmExperience: Big cat feeding, Warthog Races, 28 rare & endangered species!PDQ, Cilantro Taco, Taste Tickets at door $10 12 & over $5 under 12 100% of proceeds go to animal care 8528 E Country Rd 225 more info at: @CarsonSpringsWildlife Some may think toilets plains the strong opposition to a recently process that cleans the water to meet all drinking treated wastewater may not be Joshua Udvardy is a UF environmental engineering junior. His column focuses on science.When a water shortage comes, toilet-to-tap water will be a solutionColumnA Make brief morning to-do lists. Intersperse relaxing or stress-relieving activities between your assignments. Work toward your strengths and around your weaknesses. clean and get started with some time to desk or work area earlier in the day and Remember why youre here. Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education.As the semester hits peak amount of work, start thinking strategicallyColumn Mia Joshua Work toward your strengths and around your weaknesses.Mia GettenbergColumnist


8 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 Photos by Will ClewisAlligator Staff


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9Color, cuisine and culture at local India FestYMCA performers dance along to traditional Bollywood music during the India Fest 2018 at Santa Fe College on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the India Cultural and Educational Center of Gainesville, acts as a display of the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of India. Crowds of people line up to try traditional Indian dishes at India Fest 2018, held at Santa Fe College on Saturday. Colorful handmade jewelry was displayed and sold at ICECs India Fest on Saturday. The event, held at Santa Fe College, featured traditional Indian cuisine and performances as well as original art, clothes and jewelry. Photos by Taylour MarksAlligator Staff


10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018By Valentina PinzonAlligator Contributing WriterSara Lind wants to help foster children because her father lived in a foster home when he was a baby. But when the political science sophomore looked into it at UF, she found no student organization focused on the cause, so she decided to create one. UF Students Activities and Involvement approved the application for her organization, Gator Strong Families, which will advocate for children and help foster care families, on Thursday. Lind, 19, said the organization plans to create internships and shadowing opportunities with Partnership for Strong Families, a nonprofit. It will also help foster families by cooking meals or babysitting, create mentorship opportunities and host fundraising events, like a back-toschool backpack drive. I am very passionate about every kid having a family and a loving home to go to, the 19-year-old said. Lind and the other organization co-president, vice president and treasurer will attend a mandatory New Student Organization Info Session on Wednesday. paperwork online to GatorConnect. Once this is completed and conInvolvement, the organization is funding from Student Government. Hannah Green, an outreach recruitment specialist for Partnership for Strong Families, said she has worked with Lind throughout the planning process of interconnecting the two organizations. Partnership for Strong Families is the foster care system, the 23-yearold said. The organization covers 1,300 children across 13 counties in North Central Florida. In Alachua County, there are about 300 foster children, Green said. There is an average of 110 to 120 foster care families registered throughout the 13 counties. She said she hopes Gator Strong Families can become ambassadors in the community. Green said although UF dominates Gainesville, it is still in the dark about the social injustices happening in the town. I cannot wait for the day when Gainesville is known not just for the Gators, but for a town that is known for social justice, she said.UF student creates club to support local foster children By Amber BondAlligator Contributing Writer A professor who claims to be one of the few to have foreseen President Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential election visited UF. Christopher S. Parker, a University of Washington scholar, shared the research behind his prediction Thursday at Pugh Hall in front of an audience of about 45 people. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service hosted Parker. Parkers research focused on the reactions of predominantly white Trump supporters, as well as how people of color responded to his campaign. He collected data from the Voter Study Group, a group of nearly two dozen individuals who analyze the evolving views of American voters. Parker analyzed the motivations of Trumps core voters and opposers. He found the fear of a changing America is what motivated people to vote for Trump. Fear, anger and anxiety, Parker said. Thats what gets people out. Parker discussed The Great White Hope: Donald Trump, Race, and the Crisis of American Politics, a forthcoming book he co-wrote. In the book, he said he emphasizes that the voting behavior for the 2016 mographic anxiety than by economic anxiety. We argue that Trumps rise was fueled by a sense of existential threat, Parker said. The belief that real American culture is under siege. Theres a siege mentality. Lindsey Cazessus, the student outreach coordinator for the Bob Graham Center, said Parkers talk helped open up the hard discussions people need to have about race and the future of politics. I think that the Bob Graham Center really strives to be that space to have conversations like that, Cazessus said. Christopher Weaver, a UF public policy and administration doctoral candidate, said before attending Parkers talk, he believed there was voting for Trump based on economics and class. After hearing Parkers research, Weaver realized economic anxiety was not a determining factor. His research showed me it was more about race, the 31-year-old said, and about a feeling of their country being taken away.Professor: Fear of changing America swayed Trump votersCourtesy to The AlligatorIn front of an audience of about 45 people Thursday at Pugh Hall, Professor Christopher S. Parker shared his research on why President Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election. RESEARCH ROUNDUP UF College of Medicine redesigns joint replacement program to cut costs for patientsUF College of Medicines department of orthopedics and rehabilitation redesigned a program to lower costs of joint replacement surgery like knee and hip replacement surgeries. Chancellor Gray, lead author of the redesign study and an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicines department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, said a pilot of the new joint-replacement program began in 2015. Gray said the redesign was meant to match a 2015 budget program enacted by the Affordable Care Act. The average cost of a joint replacement under Medicare is $25,000, but after the program redesign, patients would save about 20 percent on the cost of surgery, Gray said. Right now theres a lot of attention on how to modify the way that Medicare pays for hip and knee replacements, he said. The redesign study, published in the March issue of Arthroplasty Today, began collecting joint replacement patient data in 2016, Gray said. It did not cost anything to redesign the program. Andrew Duncan, executive director of the UF department of orthopedics and rehabilitation, said the programs serviceline approach to joint replacements, where there is a specialist for each stage of the surgery, helped improve care. In addition to lowering costs, Duncan said the redesign improved the value of care, reduced postoperative complications, reduced emergency room revisits and decreased the length of stay. I wouldnt say that were done by any means, he said. In fact, weve just begun. Rachel ChangUF scientists strategize to save threatened tree species before possible extinction off what is said to be the rarest tree species in North America the Torreya taxifolia. But in 2007, UF forest pathology associate professor Jason Smith and a team of international scientists started researching and discovered the source: a rare fungus. The tree has been critically endangered since the 1980s, Smith said. There were more than 500,000 trees during the 1930s, and today there are fewer than 1,000 trees left. If we lose more of these trees in the wild, there will The unknown fungal disease, Fusarium torreyae, has been killing trees. The fungus forces the tree bark to crack. It then expands and eats the tree, leaving only a stump behind. In early March, the scientists held a seminar to try to One plan was for scientists to try to genetically modify the trees to increase resistance to the fungus, said Douglas Soltis, a professor in the Florida Museum of Natural History and Department of Biology at UF. Smith and Soltis hope to reproduce healthy trees in the wild within the next 10 years. We have the resources. We have great people working on this, and we have great favor in our diversity, Smith said. I think there is a real likelihood, maybe even before ten years. Hannah MaggioreUF student wins $2,000 grant for invasive species workA UF student received a research grant from the Weed Science Society of America for her work with invasive species. Rachel Watson, a UF entomology and nematology senior, was awarded the $2,000 grant at the beginning was approved and she could use the money, she said. The grant will be used to continue her research on an insect, psyllid Calophya latiforceps, that could potentially control and suppress the Brazilian pepper-tree, an invasive tree species growing throughout Florida. Watsons research aims to prove that biological control agents like the insect do not have a preference between male and female plants. This theory would help manage the Brazilian pepper-trees, which have male The 22-year-old said she thinks her writing ability and three years of experience helped her win the grant. She said her mentors UF professor James Cuda and UF doctoral student Patricia Prade also helped her through the writing process. cause the competition was tough. Watson said she was surprised to win the grant because she is hard on herself. She didnt expect it. It shows me that all the work Ive put into what Im passionate about is coming back, and I can reap the Vivian Nguyen


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website, his status in the pre-trial intervention program has not been resolved. The past nine months have not been easy for Davis. On Aug. 13 nearly three weeks before Floridas 2017 season opener against Michigan seven players, including Davis, were fraud. The defensive lineman had faced two possible third-degree felony charges. Davis was then involved in a scooter accident a month later that left him hospitalized. He underwent multiple surgeries as a result. Those incidents occurred under former head coach Jim McElwain. When current head coach Dan Mullen took over the program, he reinstated Davis along with four other players to the team. All of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program, Mullen said in a statement. Despite being back on the team, Davis is still dealing with injuries from the scooter accident. UF defensive line coach Sal Sunseri said he is unsure when Davis will be back at practice. Before spring practices began, Mullen said Davis was starting to work out, although he wasnt able to fully participate in team activiscrimmage on March 30 and was stretching with the team, but ultimately sat out the practice. It is unclear if the violations in the pre-trial agreement will further delay Davis return to @DreilingerJake The Florida mens basketball team announced on Sunday that it has a new associate head coach in Armon Gates. Gates was an assistant at Northwestern for Gators sweep LSU on SundayFloridas mens tennis team defeated LSU 7-0 on Sunday, increasing its day against Alabama at 5 p.m. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, APRIL 9, 2018 Alana GomezSports Writer Right before senior Rachel Slocum during the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, teammate Alex McMurtry ran up to her, grabbed her hands and touched her forehead to Slocums. Although it only lasted three seconds, the private moment had a clear effect on Slocum, who went on to Before we go on each others events, we always say set me up, McMurtry said in a release. I cant wait for her to nationals. second regional win on vault with a score they didnt give up all night. At the end of the meet, UF left University Park, Pennsylvania, as champions of its NCAA regional it will now advance to the NCAA Championships on April 20. It was really good to see the team perform at this level with the nerves and knowing that they have to qualify to nationals, coach Jenny Rowland said in a release. They handled everything under pressure very well. In addition to Slocums two titles on Slocum and McMurtry shine as Gators win NCAA RegionalsEmma Green / Alligator Staff Championships for the 36th time in 37 years. SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16 I was reminded of a scene from the 2007 crime-drama week when I heard about the drama between LeBron James and Nick Saban. The greatest basketball player of all time and the greatest college football coach of all time clashing with each other sounds like a true heavyscale TV show? Sounds more like a squabble. A petty squabble at that. Lets recap: James is the co-creator of a multimedia platform called Uninterrupted. One series posted through Uninterrupted is The Shop, a round-table discussion between James, NBA player Draymond setting. Not a particularly innovative or creative premise. But neither was Saban and Alabamas logo for their own show, Shop Talk, which features former Crimson Tide receiver Julio Jones chatting with Saban and other Alabama players in a barbershop setting. The name is kind of similar, but more importantly, the Shop Talk logo is badown. This is similar to the plot of American crime boss Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) has built a monopoly on the local LeBron has a right to be mad at SabanHuang Story Short / Opinion Andrew HuangTwitter: @AndrewJHuangSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16Davis was suspended on Aug. 13 with six other teammatesFOOTBALL, from pg. 1


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15BASEBALLBy Justin AhlumSports WriterAfter inclement weather pushed back the start of Floridas three-game series against Tennessee from Friday to Saturday, the No. 1 Gators (28-6, 9-3 SEC) and the Volunteers (19-14, 5-7 SEC) squeezed in a doubleheader on Sunday at UTs Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Game 1 Both teams agreed to only play seven innings in each game due to time constraints. However, extra frames were needed to settle ally winning 6-4 in 11 innings. The Gators duo of third baseman Jonathan stuff the stat sheet. India extended his hitting streak to 18 games early in the afternoon with a single through the left side in the third inning. India went 2-for-4 and had a crucial RBI in double drove in a run and cut the Volunteers lead to one. After India was intentionally walked in the with a two-run double tattooed off the base of UF closer Michael Byrne proceeded to blow the frame, giving up an RBI single to Tennessee Four innings later, UF reclaimed the lead. A ror from UTs defense allowed Florida to plate two runs during the frame and extend its winning streak to nine games. Game 2 After opening the day with a two-run, extrainnings victory over the Volunteers, the Gators set its sights on its second straight SEC sweep of the season. But Tennessee had different plans. The Volunteers jumped at UFs throat, taking advantage of two walks and a hit batter from mound as he failed to get through the frame. UF attempted to mount a comeback against an Bell, pulled the Gators to within three in the bottom of the sixth. In addition to that, India extended his hitting of the three runs the Gators needed to tie the score in the seventh. However, they only scored one off an RBI No. 1 team since 2016. OSullivan said in a release. Florida now has its eyes set on a matchup with No. 6 Florida State (24-9, 8-7 ACC). The Gators and Seminoles face off on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Tallahassee. @justinn_case1 jahlum@alligator.orgUF splits doubleheader with Vols, ends nine-game win streakAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffStarting pitcher Jackson Kowar gave up two earned runs in six innings of work on Sunday LACROSSEBy Tyler NettunoSports Writer The No. 8 Florida lacrosse team continued its romp through Big East play on Sunday as it took down Villanova 18-8 on the road to earn its fourth straight victory. Im extremely proud of how well the entire team competed today, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said in a release. Our enand I think it showed. UF (10-3, 5-0 Big East) trailed early after Florida responded with a 10-1 run over the next 17:09, taking a 14-4 lead to the locker room. Villanova (6-6, 1-4 Big East) was able to score four goals in a second half that featured a running clock, but it wasnt enough to close this season. fresh during the second half, OLeary said. A pair of juniors attacker Lindsey Ronbined for eight goals for the second consecutive game. goals Sunday afternoon, marking her 33rd consecutive game scoring a goal a school record. Gators junior goalie Haley Hicklen had saves on 11 shots on goal before being pulled for Olivia Cole with 18:15 remaining in the game. continued her dominant rookie campaign in the draw circle, setting a new school record for draw controls in a game with 12. As a team, Florida won in the circle 17-11 against a Villanova squad that ranked second in the Big East with 16 draw controls per tilt. us in the draw circle, and helped us control possession of the ball for the whole game, OLeary said. In addition to her defensive efforts in Jillian Swikart to only two goals, freshman goal of her career on a free-position attempt in the second half. regular season, Florida sits tied atop the Big East standings with Marquette (9-4, 5-0 Big East). The Gators have six days off before the Eagles come to Gainesville on Saturday for a game that could likely decide the regular-season conference champion. A victory would give UF a one-game lead with only three games left to play. @TylerNettuno tnettuno@alligator.orgGators blow out Villanova to remain undefeated in Big East SOFTBALLBy Mari FaielloSports Writer loaded and two outs. She adjusted her grip on the bat and focused on Alabama pitcher Courtney Gettins who had already sent two strikes from the mound and swung when the ball was thrown. As the pitch found its way past Ocasios bat and into the glove of catcher Reagan ment throughout Rhoads Stadium as Gettins successfully worked her team out of a bases-loaded jam. Ocasios strikeout was contest, which contributed to a 3-2 loss for the No. 4 Gators against the No. 15 Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa on Sunday. to a subpar offensive performance for the Gators. Florida (33-6, 8-3 SEC) stranded 11 runners on base, compared to Alabamas two, and had a team batting average of .286, compared to Alabamas .333. Gators found a couple of highlight moments. In the top of the fourth, shortstop Sophia season. Reynoso sent the homer toward left she stepped on home plate. One inning later, Ocasio sent a triple to up the game. Ocasio. Brown stole some of the spotlight with two hits, one run and two stolen bases. Brown the bottom of the sixth. In the circle, Ocasio tossed 90 pitches and struck out six batters for Florida. The Crimson Tide used two pitchers in Gettins and senior Alexis Osorio, who combined for 148 pitches and six strikeouts. Osorio came in the relieve Gettins in the bottom of the 2-2. in the series against the Crimson Tide, the Gators have a half-game lead over Georgia for second place in the SEC standings. Another loss for Florida would leave it tied for second with South Carolina. The Gators will try to clinch a series win in Tuscaloosa tonight at 7 after UF defeated Alabama 6-1 on Saturday. @faiello_mari mfaiello@alligator.orgFlorida falls to Crimson Tide Ocasio