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Northwestern economics professor Dale T. Mortensen was named one of the three winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contribution to the understanding of unemployment and other market imperfections. Mortensen, a former director of the mathematical methods in the social sciences program, will share the prize with fellow economists Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides. The win is the second Nobel Prize for a member of the NU faculty and the first for the economics department. John Pople, NU’s other Nobel laureate, completed the majority of the research he was honored for while at Carnegie Mellon University. In contrast, Mortensen has served on the NU faculty since 1965. “The culture of this (economics) department is Dale,” economics Prof. Martin Eichenbaum said. “Whatever you say about Dale, it can’t be good enough.” Mortensen, who is currently on a visiting professorship at the University of Aarhus in
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Working the crowd: Prominent Illinois Democratic candidates Alexi Giannoulias (bottom) and Rahm Emanuel (top) campaigned at Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade on Monday. Giannoulis, the state treasurer, is locked in a tight race with Rep. Mark Kirk for President Barack Obama’s old seat in the U.S. Senate. Emanuel is a former U.S. representative who resigned as Obama’s chief of staff earlier this month to run for mayor of Chicago. Emanuel received a master’s degree in speech and communication from Northwestern in 1985 and returned as an adjunct professor in spring of 2000.
Possible tax hike could increase students’ rent Council considers 4.3 percent raise By Rebecca Cohen the daily northwestern Evanston residents — including Northwestern students living off campus — could see their rent climb next spring if the Evanston City Council approves a 4.3 percent increase to next year’s property tax. The increase is part of the proposed 2011 city budget City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz released Friday. Council members will likely vote on the budget in late November. Last year, property taxes increased by 3.17 percent. The greater increase this year reflects an effort by the council to make more conservative revenue projections, Ald. Don Wilson (4th) said. When council members approved the 2010 budget, they were overly optimistic about how much money income sources such as construction permits would bring in, he said. The city will start the year with less money than anticipated. “You start looking at where you’re at on your revenues, you realize you’re behind, and right away you have to start making cuts,” Wilson said. Ald. Jane Grover (7th) emphasized the council will almost certainly amend the proposed budget before approving it. But as of Sunday, she had not examined the tax proposal closely enough to predict whether it would pass, she said.
Alan Fishman, who owns a condominium in Evanston, said although he did not want to pay higher bills, the recession has made tax hikes a trend. “That’s probably what’s happening all over the country,” Fishman said. Landlords and their tenants will also suffer if the tax increases, said Jim Nash, president of Farnsworth-Hill Inc., an Evanston real estate management firm. Even if the property owners charge extra money, their net income will still probably fall, especially if renters decide they are unwilling to pay more. “There is a possibility that the tenants are going to go looking (for cheaper housing),” Nash said. Twenty percent of FarnsworthHill tenants attend NU, Nash said. Although the University itself is taxexempt, these students and others who live off campus may face higher bills. Graduate student Yun Jin Cho expects his rent to rise if the increase passes, he said. Although he would find a way to pay the higher amount, he would probably have to cut his spending on nonessential items, he said. “I’d be less happy,” Cho said. If the council passes the proposed tax increase, not all students living off campus will be impacted. Weinberg junior Karen Lee just signed a twoyear lease with a fixed rate, so her rent will stay the same until graduation, she said. And Weinberg junior Nicky Brailas said a 4.3 percent increase seems relatively low. “I don’t think personally that’ll be a huge effect to me, at least not See Property, page 6
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Laureate: Economics Prof. Dale Mortensen is one of three winners for the Nobel Prize in Economics.
TV actress alumna to be Homecoming Grand Marshal
A “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” prosecutor and a celebrity chef will ride alongside University President Morton Schapiro in the 2010 homecoming parade. Stephanie March, Communication ’96, will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal for Homecoming weekend, the Homecoming committee announced Monday. Her husband, Food Network star Bobby Flay, will accompany her. “Stephanie March was really excited about coming back to campus this year,” said Beth Lynk, co-chair of the homecoming committee. “We wanted to work with her because she was so excited to work with us.” March is best known for her portrayal of Alexandra Cabot on “Law and Order: SVU.” She also had roles in the 2009 film “The Invention of Lying,” as well as appearances on “Grey’s Anatomy” and” 30 Rock.” March was an ideal pick for Grand Marshal because of her career success, said Kate Neal, director of external programs, internships and career services in the School of Communication. The selection of Grand Marshal is a collaborative effort between the alum’s undergraduate school, the Northwestern Alumni Association and a committee of about 20 students, Lynk said. Each spring, the selection committee creates a list of Grand Marshal possibilities, said Kate Wesner, assistant director of alumni relations. Last spring’s list included other famous alums like Seth Meyers , Wesner said, adding that coordinating with alums in the entertainment industry is especially difficult. “We learned that Stephanie was interested in visiting campus right around Homecoming weekend,” Wesner said. “It made it a natural fit.” March’s most important Grand Marshal
Denmark, was informed during lunch with colleagues, according to the Associated Press. “So I was sitting there at the table, and I think they knew from the smile on my face what had happened. Everyone knows this is the day,” he told the AP. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the body that selects the winners, noted in their award citation that “the Laureates’ models help us understand the ways in which unemployment, job vacancies and wages are affected by regulation and economic policy.” Mark Witte, director of undergraduate economics at NU, said Mortensen’s work, which was done partly in collaboration with Diamond and Pissarides, “brought understanding of the labor markets beyond supply and demand.” One application of Mortensen’s work is a mathematical model for how people find jobs. His research points out inherent inefficiencies in the job market, which can prevent workers from finding the right job and employers the right employees even during times of high unemployment. He has also studied how unemployment benefits can actually increase employment by making workers more likely to take risky jobs. Other fields in which Mortensen has conducted research include the “marriage market,” the process by which people find and choose potential partners. His 1988 paper, “Matching: finding a partner for life or otherwise” explained that one reason for divorce is the effort it takes to find a perfect companion the first time around. Mortensen will receive the prize on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. “He (is) one of the good guys,” economics Prof. Ian Savage said. “This is a big day for Northwestern.” email@example.com
duty will be interacting with students and encouraging purple pride, Lynk said. In addition to riding on Schapiro’s float during the parade, March will attend the football game and a Q-and-A with students, moderated by David Downs, one of her former acting professors at NU. “Stephanie is definitely successful in her career but takes the time to come back to campus and celebrate the University,” Neal said. “That is what is ideal in a Grand Marshal.” — Claire Brown
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Marshal: Stephanie March, Communication ’96, will be the Homecoming Grand Marshal.
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Santorum, Dean to debate at Pick-Staiger
College Democrats and College Republicans will co-host a debate between former Democratic Gov. Howard Dean and former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum. The event, moderated by Communication Prof. Adam Goodman will take place Tuesday
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Man arrested in connection with killing of Evanston man
after he vomited in a residence hall Sunday morning, police said. The intoxicated student, who was found at Shepard Residential College, 626 University Place, told University Police he drank 10 vodka shots before police arrived around 2:19 a.m., UP Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. The student has been referred to Student Affairs, McAleer said.
Police arrested Evanston resident John Anthony Bamberg Jr. on Monday in connection with the killing of an Evanston man two weeks ago, police said. The arrest comes just two weeks after the slaying of Marcus T. Davis, who was fatally shot while backing his car out of Smitty’s Garage, 1422 Dodge Ave., on Sept. 30, according to a statement released by Evanston Police Department. A passenger riding next to Davis was not injured. “The offender and victim’s families and associates have had a relationship of consternation, and it has been going on for a while,” EPD Cmdr. Tom Guenther said. Guenther said he could not recall any dialogue between Davis and Bamberg prior to or during the shooting, and he declined to comment on the criminal records of both individuals. Bamberg was arrested in South Chicago Heights with warrants procured Oct. 7 with the help of a witness, Guenther said. Bamberg is being charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. He was denied bail Monday and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 15.
Paramedics brought an underage NU student to the hospital after police found him sitting on a curb Sunday morning, police said. The student, whom police noticed during their rounds near 500 Lincoln St., had scrapes on his forehead, nose, right elbow and right hand, which he said he got when he fell, McAleer said. While speaking with the student, officers realized he was slurring his words, couldn’t stand on his own and smelled of alcohol, McAleer said. The police then called the Evanston Fire Department to take the student to the hospital by ambulance. Police referred the student to Student Affairs.
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Saturday morning, police said. The officers patrolling the 500 block of Lincoln Street around 2:15 a.m. saw a student run into nearby bushes near a water filtration plant, McAleer said. The officers followed the student and found him and two other people, who said they were “enjoying the scenery” of the beach. The officers noticed a wooden pipe half-buried in the sand, and the student admitted it was his and the group had been smoking marijuana from it, McAleer said. The police took the pipe and referred the student to Student Affairs. — S.K. Dachowitz
Man arrested for stealing razors at Evanston Target
A man was arrested Thursday in connection with stealing razors at Target, police said. A loss prevention officer was conducting floor surveillance at Target, 2209 Howard St., around noon when she witnessed Darryel Tyler taking six Gillette MACH3 Turbo razors from a display case and placing them inside his bag, Guenther said. Tyler then proceeded to exit the store without paying for the merchandise, Guenther said. The merchandise stolen amounted to $164, Guenther said. Tyler was arrested and placed in custody. He is being charged with retail theft.
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Alums work to renovate Black House By Annie Chang the daily northwestern
Members of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association are more than a quarter of the way to reaching their $25,000 fundraising goal for improvements to the building that houses African American Student Affairs and Multicultural Student Affairs. The campaign has set a May 2011 deadline for fundraising efforts to revamp the building better known among NU students as the “Black House,” 1914 Sheridan Road. Recent NU alum Zachary Parker, Communication ’09, said he started the Black House Initiative after visiting campus last spring and seeing the house needed major improvements. “There was outdated furniture that was falling apart, broken tables and things like that,” Parker said. “The idea sparked that we as alumni should take the initiative to take care of this place that has been home to us so it can continue to be important to future students.” Since last May, the Black House Initiative, which has partnered with the Northwestern Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Program, has collected $6,500
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from 71 donors. Another key component of the Black House Initiative is to encourage prospective students looking for a close black community in college, Parker said. “We’re not only assisting current students but benefiting prospective students,” he said. “They’ll be able to see that family and that sharing atmosphere.” Students have been complaining about the state of the Black House for years, Parker said. McCormick junior Tajudeen Sanusi said the Black House needs these funds to improve its aesthetics and function. “They have to put plastic over the windows to keep heat in,” he said. “It’s not that inviting at times.” All of the money raised will go toward new furniture, art, decor and other improvements to the building itself. NUBAA president Kerry Gray called the Black House the center of community among black students, alumni, staff and professors on campus. “I hope the improvements will provide an atmosphere and environment not only conducive to learning but also socializing,” he said. “We want a place where people can go to be comfortable and communicate with each other.” The Black House was established in 1972 after a group of 110 black students petitioned for more rights from NU administration, including a building and African-American advisor. The history of the building is another reason to keep it intact, Sanusi said. “A lot of people worked hard to get that house,” he said. “It’d be a disservice to their legacy if people weren’t working to keep what they had promised.” email@example.com
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Race to the bottom
unday was supposed to be an exciting day for Illinois politics. As perhaps the most hotly contested seat in the country, the Illinois Senate race is of critical national importance. Candidates Representative Mark Kirk and State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias were invited to a face-to-face showdown in one of the nation’s premier arenas, “Meet the Press.” Kirk, an ambitious moderate Republican representing a red-leaning district in a deep blue state, is the ultimate political survivalist. Kirk has travelled a winding path as he has had to transform his image from North Coast elite to downstate hero in order to win statewide. As a result, Kirk has been about as consistent as Northwestern’s special teams this season, and this vacillation was on full display on Sunday. “Meet the Press” host David Gregory relentlessly questioned Kirk on his shameless, politically convenient flipflop over whether the Bush tax cuts should sunset at the end of this year. On the other side, Giannoulias is in a unique position. As the Democratic nominee in the president’s home state, Giannoulias is the candidate running most explicitly Although beside President Sunday’s debate Obama this cycle. The State Treasurer was a potential has aired ads featuring the President game changer speaking to Illinois in this ugly race, voters, imploring them to trust the we ended up character and leadwith more of the ership of the candidate. But Giansame. noulias apparently wants to have his presidential cake and eat it too: when it came time for him to embrace the man he calls his “mentor” to a nation not as high on Obama as his home state, the State Treasurer ducked the association. On “Meet the Press,” he instead chose to criticize the administration’s “missed opportunities” on Troubled Asset Relief Program spending and health care reform details. The debate’s initial focus was justifiably on the economy. David Gregory spent an admirable amount of time on the candidates’ economic policy differences, but he couldn’t resist dragging out the skeletons from their respective closets. It was painful to hear Gregory abruptly scratch the needle onto our broken record of dirty Illinois politics in front of a national audience. Gregory devoted his final 20 minutes with the candidates to addressing the overblown accusations by both campaigns–mob ties on one side and outright lying on the other. The debate devolved into a smearfest reminiscent of the most vitriolic ads we’ve seen here at home. Although Sunday’s debate was a potential game-changer in this ugly race, we ended up with more of the same. Illinois voters learned nothing new about either of our flawed candidates. In the coming days, both Republicans and Democrats will spin the results of the debate in their favor. To his credit, it took Giannoulias’ campaign about an hour to proclaim victory on his website). But the fundamental dynamic of this race will not change: Kirk will go on telling us that his opponent would “make Tony Soprano proud,” and Giannoulias will go on telling us that his opponent is psychologically incapable of speaking the truth. It seems the only hope we have for a decent race now is through an ironic, last-minute twist: that Illinois residents will become so fed up with the shortcomings of both candidates, and Kirk and Giannoulias will just drop the routine character assassination attempts and focus on the issues in response. But judging from the grotesque, partisan sideshow we saw on Sunday, we might want to get ready to just shake our heads and hold our noses while we’re pulling that lever on Nov. 2nd.
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Taking bigname speakers to the next level
nly four weeks into Fall Quarter, Northwestern has already seen a remarkable number of big-name speakers this year and there are even more in the works. In less than a month, NU has hosted Gwen Ifill as the Minow Lecturer in Communications, Michael Oren cosponsored by Hillel, the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies and Tannenbaum Chabad House, Tariq Ramadan hosted by the Buffett Center, and Dan Savage, co-sponsored by Rainbow Alliance and College Feminists. Tonight, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean and former Republican senator of Pennsylvania Rick Santorum will speak at a co-sposored College Democrats/College Republicans debate. And it looks like the trend of well-known speakers will continue after tonight — President Schapiro announced last Thursday that Henry Louis “Skip” Gates will speak on campus in mid-February. We commend all of the groups that have played a role in bringing these well-known and influential figures to campus. Some of these names are more recognizable to students and draw bigger crowds than others but regardless, the presence of these individuals speaking on our campus is a testament to the influence and prestige of the students, faculty and staff of NU. We offer the speakers a fairly high-profile location to speak and a presumably intelligent and analytical audience to listen to what they have to say. So what should NU aim to get out of these speaking engagements? We believe that the reason speakers come to universities like NU is because they want something more than a passive audience and because they don’t want to just entertain, but to promote some kind of dialogue that will last after their one or two hour event here is over. For this reason, we believe that the measure of a speaker’s success should not be how many fliers a sponsoring group puts up or how many people pack into an auditorium to see them, but whether or not an event fosters dialogue on campus. Tonight, Dean and Santorum to debate politics prior to the midterm election. These politicians are both very well-known and their names (as well as the controversy
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associated with each) will inevitably draw a crowd to Pick-Staiger. But it will take something more to make this event successful as something more than just entertainment. Both of these politicians are — for better or worse — celebrities. Anticipation of their joint presence on campus has already generated a bit of buzz. The conversations already sparked about this event and the level of name recognition of the speakers suggest that this event could turn out to have an ideal balance of celebrity and substance. But we believe the speakers, the event organizers and the members of the audience all have an obligation to maximize the potential of this event. Don’t let yourself walk out of PickStaiger only having confirmed your preexisting opinions. We’re not expecting you to shift your party loyalty or become an ardent partisan if you were politically ambivalent before. But use this event as an opportunity to think critically about the political issues facing our country. To this end, The Daily would like to offer some suggestions of topics that we would like to see discussed at the debate. The event organizers, in a recent letter to the editor claimed that the event will be “both partisan and bipartisan.” Both of these politicians have contributed their share to the existing partisan divide in this country, especially through the seemingly personal attacks each has mounted against presidents of the opposite party. Santorum has contributed to the increasingly abundant anti-Obama sentiment in America right now and Dean did his part to generate anti-Bush sentiment based on the Bush the person and not exclusively on his policies. We would like Dean and Santorum to comment on why such drastic polarization exists in American politics right now. We would like them to address topics related to the political climate in America and future of the government that rather than focusing on their individual preferences or hot topic issues that will cause heated arguments rather than promote a necessary discussion about the debilitating political environment that in many ways they exacerbate. We want to see both of them do something more than push their party’s agenda to the students that already share their sentiment and infuriate those of the opposite party. That would be entertainment: something to get everyone excited that would then be quickly forgotten. As a member of the NU community, make these events about something more than isolated entertainment and give us all something to talk about.
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Letters to the Editor
Criticism of Demos is baseless I am crushed by Saturday’s loss to Purdue in such a picture-perfect setting. I have been to several dozen Wildcat football games and this Saturday showcased the most passionate, loudest, and purple student section I have ever seen. But after the loss, what broke my heart was hearing every expletive in the English language aimed at our kicker Stefan Demos. I am disappointed that Stefan did not make the field goal, but in no way do I pin this loss on him. And in no way do I judge him as a person for his missed field goal. If you are going to criticize Demos for missing the 45-yard field goal that would’ve potentially pushed us into overtime against the Boilermakers, you better praise him for the four field goals he made in last year’s Purdue game, a comeback win after being down 18 points. And you’d sure better give him credit for another four field goals he made (two of which were 45-yarders) that gave us a 33-31 Wisconsin win last season, without which we would not have made the Outback Bowl. Do you even remember the game-winning field goal he made in last week’s game against Minnesota? What about last year against Indiana? Or Eastern Michigan? The collective student section has a serious axe to grind and it is completely unwarranted. It’s Demos’ goal to make 100% of his field goal attempts. It’s also your goal as a student to get a 4.0 GPA every quarter. Expected? Yes. Realistic? No, at least for 99.9% of us. And chew on this. Between 2002-2009, of the NFL field goals attempted that were exactly 45 yards, 65% of them were made. Guess what: this isn’t the NFL. So before you continue verbally crucifying Demos, know that he is a student just like the rest of us with the added distinction of being a Big Ten football athlete. Give him some respect as a human being and a chance to help us beat Michigan State on Homecoming Weekend. —Albert Lyu McCormick senior
NU football: We’ll bounce back I was beginning to think something was wrong. An ominous feeling, like the opening scene in a scary movie, when the carefree teenagers are driving into the woods to go camping. Cue menacing music. As the tailgate raged on Saturday afternoon (afternoon! Not early morning!), it just wasn’t quite right. And then the Cats lost. It was absolutely crushing, because for the first time in awhile we’re getting used to the idea that we’re expected to win. We went a good chunk of the season undefeated, peeked into the top 25, and already started licking our chops for some juicy conference games against a slate of intimidating opponents. After all, we’re Northwestern, and we always beat the teams we’re not supposed to beat. We were starting to really get excited. Then the Boilermakers did the unspeakable, and it felt like the world crumbled. Our team may not have gotten slaughtered, but our hopes and dreams were brutally slashed, at least for the evening. Even the fireworks felt bitter. But we will recover. We’ll bounce back because we are Northwestern, and if there’s anything that being a Cats fan has taught me, it’s that you cannot give up on this team. We’re 5-1, and this loss hurts, but it is not the end of the season, and it’s not the end of the program. Last year, when we managed to lose to both Syracuse and Minnesota, we suddenly found ourselves looking at the season through a 2-2 record instead of the anticipated 4-0, but we still ended up at the Outback on New Year’s. This team has proven it can go out on the field and surprise us every week. I hope we’re not the underdogs forever, but you know what? It’s familiar territory. We know our way around these woods. So let’s lick our wounds, regroup, and turn it out for homecoming. Michigan State will be a tough one, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. Go Cats, beat the Spartans! —Brittany Petersen Medill ‘09
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Saturday, October 16, 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, $12/9/6 During this illuminating event, Steinhardt explores the ďŹ nal movement of J. S. Bachâ€™s Second Partita for unaccompanied violin, the Chaconne. This intimate evening will feature video projections of the score, Steinhardtâ€™s insightful commentary, and his performance of the Chaconne, followed by a lively question-and-answer session. Steinhardt will also lead a violin master class with Bienen School students the same day at 10 a.m. in Regenstein Recital Hall. Admission is free.
While attending Northwestern, Mindy Wallis, Weinberg â€™88, felt so at home in Evanston that 22 years later, she is selling coupons from local businesses to give back to the community. Wallis, who has lived in Evanston since graduation, said she established the group Positive Sum Communities to promote ties between local businesses, non-profit organizations and civic institutions. Wallis named the group after a game theory term that describes a win-win situation. Profits from selling the coupon books are split equally between the groups who sell the books and Positive Sum Communities, which gives funds to local PTAs. She came up with the idea for a coupon book years ago after observing that her childrenâ€™s schools sold products that were neither used by many buyers nor benefited local businesses. After her husband was laid off by the city of Evanston last winter, she decided to implement the idea as a source of income for her family. She also saw how local businesses were suffering from the poor economy. â€œOne of the things that troubled me as I walked all over town to talk to business owners face-to-face is how many empty storefronts I saw,â€? Wallis said. â€œI donâ€™t want to see one more business leave town.â€? Early this summer, Wallis walked all over Evanston for six straight weeks to talk to business owners while contacting more through calls and e-mails to promote her idea. She said business owners were willing to talk to her, and even those who didnâ€™t participate complimented her idea. In addition to contacting 85 Evanston businesses, Wallis spoke with NU and received help from various departments. The books include coupons for NU volleyball events, concerts at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall and shows at the Theatre and Interpretation Center. NUâ€™s Lambda Theta Alpha sorority agreed to sell 25 coupon books because they can get the books for free and do not lose anything, even if they cannot sell all the books, said fundraising chair Beatriz Gomez . â€œWeâ€™ve been advertising to the Evanston community and throughout campus as well,â€? the SESP senior said. â€œWe have yet to see how it will turn out.â€? The coupon book is likely to succeed because,
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Win-win: Profits split between sellers and Positive Sum, which gives funds to PTAs.
under the current economy, many people are looking for ways to save money, said Laura Folkl, marketing and communications manager of non-profit marketing and management group Downtown Evanston. The group helped Wallis spread her idea to local businesses. â€œWe liked the idea of it being an Evanston-only opportunity,â€? Folkl said. â€œIt focuses on shopping locally.â€? The coupons could encourage Evanston and Skokie residents to shop at local businesses, said Susan Frischer, owner of Market Fresh Books, 700 Church St.. Frischer put a coupon in the book after being contacted by Wallis through a connection at a local PTA. â€œI think itâ€™s a positive way to build a bridge between the schools and the community businesses,â€? Frischer said. Wallis said she hopes this continues to be a regular fundraiser for local community groups. After speaking to many local businesses and residents to put her idea to practice, she is even more encouraged to stay active in Evanston. â€œI have to say, it just confirmed for me what I already sort of knew â€” that Evanston is a town of warm, committed people,â€? Wallis said. â€œIâ€™ve met an awful lot of NU alumni all over town, and Iâ€™m sure the feeling is the same.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Graduate fellows teach area students By Stephanie Kim contributing writer In one of the first lessons that Northwestern graduate student Meagan Morscher taught to a freshman honors biology class at Niles North High School, she incorporated her own research in astrophysics into a lesson plan on matter and elements. In one of Morscherâ€™s classes, she put up a slide with information about stars and matter on it. â€œA couple of the kids came and said, â€˜Oh! Weâ€™re going to talk about stars today?â€™â€? Morscher said. Morscher, a fourth-year physics and astronomy graduate student, is one of seven NU graduate students granted the opportunity to teach at Chicago area schools as â€œresident scientistsâ€? in order to encourage student interest in math, science, technology and engineering. The initiative, titled â€œReach for the Stars: Computational Models for Teaching and Learning in Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science,â€? is part of the National Science Foundationâ€™s Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education program. It intends to improve the communication skills of graduate students through teaching. The graduate students, known as GK-12 fellows, work in Chicago area classrooms one to two days per week, alongside full-time classroom teachers called teacher fellows. Unlike the other graduate students in the program who are teaching courses within their areas of expertise, Morscher teaches a biology class even though her research is in astrophysics. She said she and her teacher fellow manage to find ways to incorporate her research into biology lesson plans, such as her first lesson on
stars and matter. â€œWeâ€™ve come up with a lot of good ideas where we think weâ€™ll be able to tie ... at least techniques and skills or astronomy-related things to a biology classroom,â€? Morscher said. Second-year astrophysics graduate student Jason Hwang teaches a chemistry-physics sophomore class at Evanston Township High School. Hwang and his teacher fellow focus on teaching their students how to do simulations of a physics lab. â€œTheyâ€™ve actually been reacting very well; the kids are very motivated,â€? Hwang said. â€œI thought I would have a lot of trouble getting them to pay attention, getting them to care.â€? Hwangâ€™s teacher fellow, Daniel DuBrow, has been teaching sophomores for eight years. DuBrow said he thinks Hwang has been doing a great job teaching his students. â€œ(Hwang) has a great rapport with them, and I think they really respect him and see him as someone to look up to,â€? DuBrow said. For some GK-12 fellows, effectively communicating subject matter to students can be a challenge. Daniel Sinkovits, a seventh-year grad student at NU, said he had a rough time planning how to teach his students to use Microsoft Excel. â€œThe lesson plan I came up with was not specific enough....(My teacher fellow and I) worked together and got through it, and it turned out okay by fourth period,â€? he said. Sinkovits said he realizes he has a tendency to overestimate peopleâ€™s abilities and feels his communication skills are improving while teaching chemistry to sophomores at Munchim College Prep, two blocks from Millennium Park. The GK-12 fellows will teach their classes for one school year and can re-apply to the program if they wish. Morscher said she hopes she can apply what she learns from this program to her goal of becoming a professor but also hopes to simply interest students with her research. â€œI really hope that theyâ€™ll get excited about (science), even if itâ€™s not my area of science,Âbut the idea of doing science and how exciting it can be,â€? Morscher said.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Evanston takes closer look at wind farms
The Evanston City Council voted to move forward with its wind farm project Monday. The council received reports from the developers Mercury Wind Energy and Off Grid Technologies, who are interested in building a wind farm four to nine miles into Lake Michigan. Council members will establish a committee to review the two reports and recommend a course of action. â€œWind is a concept whose time has come,â€? said Luke Townsend, general counsel at Off Grid Technologies. The proposed location is suitable for a wind farm and will have minimal negative effects to the community, said Nate Kipnis, co-chair of the Renewable Energy Resources Task Force at Citizens for a Greener Evanston, a community group hoping to reduce Evanstonâ€™s carbon footprint. Evanston resident Barbara Sykes gave the city council a printed list of issues for them to examine. She expressed concerns about the corporate privatization of public property and the potential environmental impact on the Evanston Roundtable
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Jakes scores first collegiate goal in loss to Nittany Lions From Women’s Soccer, page 8
(5-7-1, 3-1-0), who won the Big Ten title the last 12 seasons. Heading into the game, the Nittany Lions had lost seven of their last 10 games. But against the Cats, they showed signs of their undoubted talent. Senior Sam Greene, who has played defense this season, started in midfield alongside senior Jennifer Baumann and freshman Kate Allen, NU’s leading goalscorer. Up front, Podkopacz earned her first collegiate start. She didn’t take long to make an impact. Twelve minutes into the game, she picked up a
careless pass from the Penn State defense, carried the ball to the edge of the penalty box and laid the ball to senior defender Leigh Jakes. With her first touch, Jakes curled the ball into the top right corner of the goal. “First of my career, so extra special there,” Jakes said. “Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time. Bo (Podkopacz) gave me a great pass back, so I just had to do my part and put it in the back of the net.” After NU’s dominance in the first 15 minutes, Penn State raised its game. In the 31st minute, Penn State
drew a handball from senior defender Alison Schneeman and earned a penalty kick. Penn State midfielder Christine Nairn placed her shot beyond the reach of Edwards, who had guessed the right way. Midway into the second half, Nairn became her team’s leading scorer when she headed the ball over Edwards for her fifth goal of the season. The Cats had no response to the Nittany Lions, who held firm for their fourth win of the season. “It was one of our best games when it came down to competing and having a lot of heart,” Foster said afterward. “It just didn’t go our way, but I thought we
played a good game tonight.” The Cats have lost three games in Big Ten play, one to Purdue and two this weekend. The Cats lost to all three teams last season. “We wanted to win both games — we’re at home,” Foster said. “We know we have to do something different when it comes to our record than last year, and we’re right where we were last year — same result against same teams. We didn’t meet our expectations.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Defense fends off late OSU rally From Men’s Soccer, page 8
heading into halftime. “We were playing really well that first half,” Lenahan said. “We had to help a little bit more defensively and just keep doing what we were doing. I thought we could hold them.” The Cats did more than stave off the Buckeyes’ offense, mounting ample attacking pressure of their own. Fifteen minutes into the second half, senior midfielder Piero Bellizzi led junior forward Oliver Kupe with a well-weighted pass at the top of the 18-yard box. Kupe’s speed and physicality on the ball proved too much for the They know Ohio State defender, and he beat Lampson how to come one-on-one with a poised finish for his back in a big team-leading fifth game, so we just goal of the season. “This is a breakout had to hold on year for Oliver physifor dear life and cally,” Lenahan said. “You try to get into somehow get a a physical challenge with him like their win. center back did, and Cody Stanley, he just sort of tosses you aside.” Senior captain Ohio State, and center back who recently beat then-No. 11 Michigan State and tied No. 1 Akron, rallied toward the end of the game. With numbers forward, Ohio State’s Joshua Breto managed to slip one past junior keeper Drew Kotler with 10 minutes on the clock. The rest of the game tested NU’s defensive endurance with a frantic Ohio State attack looking for an equalizer. Against Akron earlier this season, the Buckeyes mustered a tying goal in the last seconds of regulation. This time, though, their attack came up short. “We really had to grind that one out back there,” Stanley said. “They know how to come back in a big game, so we just had to hold on for dear life and just somehow get a win. Without a doubt, biggest win of the season.”
Cats tied for first in Big Ten From Volleyball, page 8
on seemed completely in control. With strong performances from Shalter (11 kills, 2 blocks) and freshman outside hitter Stephanie Holthus (14 kills, 1 block), whose play earned her Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the Cats dominated Iowa, winning in straight sets, 25-20, 25-14, 25-18. The wins against Iowa and Minnesota, now No. 19, certainly help ease the disappointment from the Illinois game and establish the Cats, now ranked No. 20, as a force in the Big Ten. NU is now in a virtual tie for first place in the conference with Illinois, now No. 8, and No. 15 Michigan. “It was a defining step for us,” Moffett said. Next up for NU are away matches against Michigan (16-2, 5-1) and Michigan State (10-7, 2-4) as they continue their conference slate. email@example.com
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It was a defining step for us.
— Middle blocker Sabel Moffett, on NU’s 3-1 win over No. 16 Minnesota
SPORTS Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NU upsets reigning Big Ten champs By Katherine Driessen the daily northwestern When sophomore Jarrett Baughman went down with a concussion six minutes into a scoreless matchup against No. 15 Ohio State, Northwestern promised its stalwart center back one thing as he was taken away on a stretcher: a win. Eighty-four minutes and two goals later, NU made good on its word with a 2-1 upset of the reigning conference champs on Sunday. Baughman, who was down on the ground for 20 minutes, returned to Lakeside Field after the game to celebrate with his teammates. “Jarrett has been a warrior for us all season, and so when he got knocked out we told him we would call him at the end with a win,” said Cody Stanley, senior captain and fellow center back. “I was just excited we could do that for him. It was such a big win.” But it was not just NU’s biggest win — it was also its best. From the opening whistle, the Cats (6-4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) distributed the ball fluidly and contained a disciplined Buckeyes’ (6-3-2, 2-1) offense that thrives off the counter attack. NU refused to cede possession in the midfield, finding combinations that have eluded the young squad in the past. “I thought we did a good job
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controlling the ball against the Big Ten champion,” coach Tim Lenahan said. “They play very organized, so they are a tough nut to crack defensively. But we were pretty good defensively too, and we did a good job holding the ball and then attacking with focus.” As the clock wound down in the first half, NU’s efforts paid off. It all started with senior forward Matt Eliason, who lofted a ball in behind Ohio State’s back line to freshman forward Reed Losee. Losee caught Buckeyes’ keeper Matt Lampson too far off his line and exploited it with a well-placed back-post shot for the game’s first goal. “The defender started to run back and reach for the ball, and I was like, ‘Oh, all right, maybe I can kind of get it,’” Losee said. “Then he headed it to my foot so I chipped it, and it just happened to go in.” The goal marked Losee’s second of the season and Eliason’s third assist in two games, giving the Cats the edge See MEN’S SOCCER, page 7
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Game-winner: Oliver Kupe’s team-leading fifth goal of the season was the deciding tally in NU’s 2-1 win.
Moffett’s performance leads Cats past Gophers, into Top 20 By Dan Ryan the daily northwestern
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Brick wall: Senior middle blocker Sabel Moffett came up with a career-best 14 blocks in a 3-1 win against Minnesota on Sunday.
Coming off a heartbreaking five-set loss against No. 7 Illinois last weekend, Northwestern entered the weekend at No. 24 nationally and looking to prove they could beat the best of the Big Ten. “You put so much into that match,” coach Keylor Chan said. “But every time you lose, it teaches you something.” A career-best performance by senior middle blocker Sabel Moffett proved more than enough for the Wildcats (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten) as they took down Iowa (6-9, 1-5) in three sets on Friday and upset then-No. 16 Minnesota (14-4, 4-2) on Sunday in Evanston. Moffett recorded 14 blocks against Minnesota, the second-highest singlegame total in program history. The first set, however, did not give any hint of the performance that would come. The Gophers came out firing to start the match, effectively executing in every facet and taking the first set
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25-20. But as they have done so often in the season, the Cats bounced back. “Minnesota played phenomenal volleyball in the first set,” Chan said. “We weathered the storm.” Fueled by Moffett’s career game and a strong performance by senior outside hitter Christina Kaelin (13 kills, 1 block), NU settled into a rhythm and rallied to take the next three sets 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, sealing the match by a final of 3-1.
“Minnesota is a very strong team offensively,” Moffett said. “I just went out there and tried to play good defense.” Moffett’s mindset paid off, as her 14 blocks earned her Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and sixth place on NU’s all-time total blocks list with 443. Such a Herculean effort was not needed against Iowa. NU took the court against the Hawkeyes on Friday, fresh off a deflating loss and with the high-profile matchup against Minnesota in the back of their minds. As a weaker conference team, Iowa presented NU with a possible trap game sandwiched between two ranked opponents. “We did talk about that,” sophomore outside hitter Madalyn Shalter said. “We knew we couldn’t overlook them.” The Hawkeyes at one point had a 20-18 lead over the Cats in the first set, but NU found its stride and from then See VOLLEYBALL, page 7
NU drops weekend slate to OSU, PSU By Minjae Park the daily northwestern For a team that had won nine of its last 10 games, a fourth consecutive Big Ten win doesn’t sound like inspiration for its players to storm the field in jubilation. Ohio State’s reaction to their overtime golden goal was telling of how uncharacteristically they had struggled for a jaded, tight, goal-less 90 minutes at Lakeside Field. Northwestern (5-6-3, 1-3-1 Big Ten) dropped its Sunday matchup 1-0 to Ohio State (10-2-1, 4-0), the only team in the Big Ten with a perfect conference record, and lost 2-1 at home to Penn State on Friday. Both teams played sluggishly as Ohio State also played two days prior in a 3-1 win at Iowa. “I thought we battled again,” coach Stephanie Foster said. “Sunday games are
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hard for both teams. Legs are tired. There were details we missed here and there; some of them we got away with. In the end, we didn’t.” The one clear-cut chance for either team in the first half fell at the feet of Ohio State’s Genna Brand, who turned deftly on the edge of the six-yard box past her defender and hit the ball straight at
senior goalkeeper Carolyn Edwards, who stopped Brand’s shot. With fewer shots recorded by both teams in the second half than in the first, the game headed into overtime scoreless. “We did really well,” Foster said. “We contained them well, kept them in front of us.... We battled, but the game just got too long for us.” Nine minutes into overtime and with the golden goal rule in play, Ohio State’s Paige Maxwell latched onto the ball after it had bobbled past Edwards. From barely a yard out, the Buckeyes’ leading scorer earned her seventh goal of the season. “(Losing so late) makes it harder because we were in the game so long and so close to turning it around,” freshman forward Bo Podkopacz said. On Friday, the Cats hosted Penn State See WOMEN’S SOCCER, page 7
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Bo knows: Freshman forward Bo Podkopacz got her first collegiate start against Penn State on Friday, and immediately made an impact with an assist on a goal by senior defender Leigh Jakes.