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TOBACCO LITERACY IN GUJARAT UCI student Bhavesh Patel wins the prestigious Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship, which will fund his year-long tobacco literacy program in rural India. ZOTWHEELS NEEDS AN UPGRADE Staff writer Isaac Espinosa explains how UCI could upgrade its “unique and lovable“ bike-share program to get more Anteaters on wheels. N EW U NIVERSITY UNIVERSIT Y OF C ALI F ORNIA , IR VINE Volume 50, Issue 25 www.newuniversity.org /thenewuniversity news PG 4 opinion PG 5 @ NewUniversity @ NewUniversity Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Students Discuss Housing Insecurity with Irvine Land Trust College Democrats and ASUCI’s Legislative Affairs Commission are leading a campaign to change Irvine’s afforable housing policies, affecting over 1,300 housing-insecure UCI students. By Megan Cole Staff Writer In an ongoing effort to secure affordable student housing in Irvine, College Democrats at UCI along with ASUCI’s Legislative Affairs Commission met with the Irvine Land Trust Board on April 17, and made a public presentation on the issue of student housing insecurity. “We’re continuing with our push to lobby the city to address student housing insecurity in the absence of any meaningful action by UCI [administration],” said Cassius Rutherford, UCI undergraduate and Secretary of the Democrats of Greater Irvine. SEE HOUSING , PAGE 4 NEWS In an issue summary given to the Irvine Land Trust Board, students noted that as UC Irvine received over 100,000 applications this year and is enrolling thousands more students each fall, “UCI is not building housing fast enough to accommodate the growing student population.” More than 1,300 students at UCI, or 5 percent of the campus’s student body, “can be categorized as homeless,” said the student presenters. Orange County’s homeless and housing-insecure student population has increased by over 230 percent in the past ten years, and currently totals more than 32,000, according to a 2015 Orange County Community Indicators Report (OCCIR). Rutherford noted that this is largely due to the scarcity of affordable housing in one of California’s most expensive counties, where the poverty rate still averages 24 percent. Photo courtesy of Cassius Rutherford HOUSING College Democrats and ASUCI's Legislative Affairs Commis sion continue to lobby Irvine officials to address student housing concerns. UCI Ends Regular Season With Big West Crown Rowland Hall Dedicated as National Historic Chemical Landmark By Megan Cole Staff Writer TIANXIANG ZHENG | Staff Photographer RISING TIDE 'Eaters extend their program record of consecutive wins to 12 with win over LMU Friday. By Juan Gonzalez Staff Writer Winning both of their games last week over No. 12 Long Beach State and No. 21 LMU, the No. 6 UC Irvine women’s water polo team (21-6, 5-0) ended their regular season winning out their last 12 contests and capturing their seventh Big West championship in nine years. Long Beach State The ‘Eaters ventured out to the Lindgren Aquatics Center in Long Beach on Thursday in a winner-take-all game for the Big West regular season crown. UCI was able to defeat their Black and Blue foe with a 6-3 victory and finish conference play unblemished at 5-0 — their fourth time going undefeated and improving to 40-7 all-time in league. “I’m pleased. I think we did what we needed to do in Big West [play],” said head coach Dan Klatt. “We put ourselves in the position we want to be in going into the conference tournament but that part of the season is the most important and in order for these wins to mean something we’ve got to get our business done at the conference tournament and the girls are aware of that so I think that they’re still hungry and not satisfied and they’re ready for more.” Senior Cambria Shockley paced the ‘Eaters in scoring with a brace of her own. Between the pipes, senior goalkeeper Annika Nelson notched nine saves and two of the nine ‘Eater steals. Irvine shut out Long Beach (16-11, 3-2) for the entire first half of play while putting up four of their own. A senior connection between Gabby Pierandozzi and McKenna Mitchell with 3:55 left in the first gave the ‘Eaters their first goal and they never looked back. The ‘Eaters proceeded with three unanswered goals in the second to put them up 4-0 at the break. The 49ers were finally able to get on the board in the third as they produced the only score of the period. Junior Raney Remme stopped the bleeding for the 49ers as she was able to convert on a power play nearly three minutes into the third quarter. Both teams traded two goals apiece in the final quarter of play and the ‘Eaters came out victorious and the regular season champions — earning them a first seed in the tournament and bye in the first day of action. “I think it’s the unity on this team, no one single individual can do it on their own,” said Nelson on her team’s hot streak to end the regular season. “I know that it’s because of everyone on this team and everyone’s hard work, constant hard work, that we’re at the place that we are at.” LMU Friday at the Anteater Aquatics Complex marked Senior Night as they honored the careers of their seven seniors: Mitchell, Shockley, Pierandozzi, Nelson, Mackenzie Milham, Tess de Lange, and Kelsey Thornton. SEE W POLO , PAGE 1 4 Rowland Hall was dedicated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark last Tuesday, April 18 in a ceremony including dedications by Chancellor Howard Gillman, American Chemical Society President Allison Campbell, and several faculty members from UCI’s school of physical scienes. The American Chemical Society (ACS) “grants landmark status to seminal achievements in the history of the chemical sciences and provides a record of their contributions to chemistry and society in the U.S.,” according to their website. Rowland Hall is named for F. Sherwood Rowland, who in 1974, along with his lab partner, Mario Molina, helped discover the detrimental role of ChloroFluoroCarbons (CFCs) in the deterioration of Earth’s ozone. Rowland and Molina shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. Rowland was a founding faculty member in UCI’s department of chemistry, and the site of his and Molina’s work on CFCs was named Rowland Hall after him in 1998. He passed away in 2012, at the age of 84. SIYU CHEN | Staff Photographer LANDMARK Allison Campbell (left) and Chancellor Gillman dedi cate Rowland Hall, recognizing its namesake's accomplishments.