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The class of 2016 has Northwestern’s highest proportion of black students in 23 years, the University announced Sunday. The class is made up of 7.8 percent black students compared to 7.2 percent We for the class currently have of 2015 and 6.9 percent to bring in for the class people from of 2014, said different walks Mike Mills, of life, different associate provost for unibackgrounds, versity enrollment. The different percentages experiences. have been increasing Tarik Patterson, For Members Only fairly steadily over the years, spokesman starting at 5.3 percent in 2001, according to NU data. Mills said this is the highest percentage NU has had since 1989, when 8.4 percent of the incoming freshman class
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was black. Though Mills noted the admissions office was not intentionally trying to increase the number of black students in particular, he said the University is excited to share the new statistics. “Given the sensitivity and discussion on the campus over the last year over race and ethnicity, we thought it was really important to emphasize that part of the class,” he said. Mills said he attributes the change to the fact that more black students applied and more of them were highly qualified. NU had 32,068 applications for the class of 2016, about 1,000 more than the previous year. The University also experienced its biggest yield ever last year, 41.6 percent, but because fewer students were admitted this year, the incoming class of 2,037 freshmen is relatively small compared to the 2,107 students in the class of 2015. There are 159 black students in this class of 2016, compared to 152 and 146 in the classes of 2015 and 2014. Mills said the past four freshmen classes have included some of the highest numbers of black students at NU in more than 25 years.
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Sexual assault policy examined NU hospital reaches transplant milestone By LAUREN CARUBA
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Several of Northwestern’s sexual assault resources teamed up to host a discussion Monday evening in response to the personal account of an Amherst College student’s rape that was published online earlier this month. The story, which received national attention over the past few weeks, prompted student desire to understand NU’s response protocol for cases of sexual violence. Laura Stuart, sexual health education and violence prevention coordinator at NU Health Services, led about 20 students in the discussion, “NU Active Minds Talks Back: A Discussion of Sexual Assault,” in a Fisk Hall classroom. The event, hosted by NU Active Minds, Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators and Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault, largely focused on how the University’s sexual assault procedures compare to those at Amherst and other universities. The column of former Amherst student Angie Epifano, published Oct. 17 in the school’s student newspaper, related how Amherst officials allegedly forced her to take a leave of absence and be treated in a psychiatric ward after she shared she had been raped. Since then, Epifano’s story has inspired college students from across the country to come forward with their own experiences of sexual assault, including an NU student who is currently on leave. In a Facebook status posted Oct. 18, the Weinberg senior wrote that University Police escorted her to the Evanston psychiatric ward after she told a professor that she was raped
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TALKING BACK Laura Anne Stuart (left), sexual health education and violence prevention coordinator at NU Health Services, speaks at a discussion about sexual assault policies on campus.
over the summer. She also wrote that the administration told her she could either go on voluntary medical leave or withdraw from NU. Katie Sanford, co-president of NU Active Minds, said members of the organization wanted to start a campus dialogue after learning of both the Amherst and NU cases. “We realized that hearing about the tragedy that occurred to that poor girl at Amherst and how they treated her that it would not be out of the realm at Northwestern for people to wonder, ‘Is that going to happen to us? Could that happen to me?’” the Weinberg senior said. During the discussion, Stuart informed students about NU’s current resources for victims of sexual assault, which include the NU’s new Center for Awareness, Response and Education, which was established in April. She also talked about some of
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the procedures for reporting rape and accessing counseling services. Stuart discussed how sexual violence procedures differ between the University and criminal court proceedings, as well as new federal initiatives to hold universities accountable when instances of sexual assault occur on campus. She explained how the Office for Civil Rights’ “Dear Colleague” letter, released in January, essentially told schools they had an obligation to investigate sexual violence. She mentioned the Clery Act, which requires colleges to publish information about campus crime. “There’s a lot more on the national level,” Stuart said. “Suddenly there’s been a lot more saying, ‘No, universities can’t ignore this. They can’t just pretend this isn’t happening anymore.’” » See TALKS BACK, page 7
Northwestern Memorial Hospital reached an important milestone last week when its surgeons completed their 100th kidney paired donation transplant. The surgery is a method of matching donor-recipient pairs that decreases the average wait for a kidney from six years to 73 days. Dr. John Friedewald, transplant nephrologist and co-director of the incompatible kidney transplant program at the hospital, founded the living donrkidney paired donation program that reached this notable benchmark. “Everything that we do and everything that we’ve done is either in response to a shortage of organs or, for a variety of reasons, people who have a live donor
Police identify man in connection with vandalism spree
Evanston Police identified an Evanston resident as the man responsible for a string of criminal damage incidents over the past two weeks. According to a news release, EPD identified the man, 22, through video surveillance at an El station in Evanston. The footage shows the resident cutting an electrical wire and extinguishing a light in the station’s stairway. EPD was familiar with the man and was able to identify him using the footage. EPD is not releasing the name of the 22-year-old because he is receiving psychiatric treatment, Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. According to the release, the man has been admitted to a psychiatric care facility in the
may not be compatible,” said Dr. Michael Abecassis, chief of transplants and director of the comprehensive transplant center at Feinberg School of Medicine. “So what we have tried to do is find a way to get these people on the transplant list.” When a dialysis patient needs a kidney, he or she is added to the wait list for organs from deceased donors, but that list is so long that most people die while still waiting. Even when a patient has a live donor who is willing to give a kidney, many people have incompatibilities, either because of blood or because of antibodies contained in the kidney tissue. A situation with a kidney paired donation would include a patient with blood type A who has a family member who can donate but has blood type B. Another » See TRANSPLANT, page 7 past for treatment. He was not institutionalized at the time the incidents occurred, Parrott said in an email Monday. It remains unclear whether the recent rash of wire-cuttings and tire-flattenings throughout Evanston are related, but police suspect they were committed by the same person. A total of 32 criminal damages occurred, according to the release. Flattened tires comprised 21 of these incidents. Affected cars were parked on the street, in residential driveways or in alleys. The remaining 12 incidents were reports of cut phone and cable wires on buildings during the same time frame. The Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave., reported cut wires, and the phone wires of Union Pizzeria, 1245 Chicago Ave., and Blind Faith Cafe, 525 Dempster St., were also cut. — Ciara McCarthy
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Social service restaurant Curt’s Cafe could close By Susan Du
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If the city declines to grant Curt’s Cafe a requested $50,000, Evanston will lose its only ex-offender reentry employment program. Susan Trieschmann of Curt’s Cafe is asking the city for support to stay afloat. The city isn’t clear where the funds should come from, but Evanston would lose more than a restaurant if Curt’s closes, Trieschmann said. Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St., is a nonprofit restaurant that employs previously incarcerated young adults, training them in the restaurant business and providing programs to help them cope with reassimilating into society. But because Trieschmann’s application for nonprofit standing has not been processed on time, she can’t apply for large grants, and before the kitchen is remodeled, she needs to travel to three different grocery stores every morning to pick up food for resale. The result is that Curt’s is in imminent danger of closing due to financial burdens. “I knew from the beginning I had about six months of life and then I’d be challenged,” Trieschmann said. “Right now I’m continuing to try to fundraise.” Trieschmann has spent Sundays speaking to
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CAFE CRISIS Curt’s Cafe employee Chandel Ramsey takes an order at the cafe. Ramsey found work after graduating from the cafe’s restaurant training program.
religious groups and secular organizations about fundraising and has opened Curt’s for private and catering events to boost revenues. Still, she said she worries these efforts will not be enough to counteract
her financial worries. “I do everything possible, but I go so far behind every day it’s difficult to catch up,” she said. Trieschmann presented her restaurant’s case
Evanston Library hosts first zombie walk By Olga Gonzalez LATAPI
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The Evanston Public Library welcomed teenagers for the library’s first “Zombie Walk” on Monday evening to celebrate Halloween. EPL director Karen Danczak Lyons said the event is one of several ways the library is trying to open its doors to teens ages 12 to 18. The event started at 7 p.m. with scary stories told by librarian Rick Kinnebrew. The zombies, kids and adults draped with bloody rags, then headed out to the streets to start their walk. The march led the participants in a circle around Fountain Square, starting from the library entrance at Church Street and Chicago Avenue. Many volunteers dressed as zombies stopped at businesses along the way, peering through glass windows to scare the people inside. About 50 people, including 30 volunteers from Northwestern and 20 Evanston residents, participated in the walk. Although she was not present for the event, Lyons said she is sure that the zombie walk will help present a new image of the library to students in Evanston. “We are looking at new ways to bring new members of the community to the library,” Lyons said. She added that this was also an opportunity
to continue the relationship the library holds with NU students. EPL worked with Jumpstart, an NU mentoring program, to coordinate the event. Kinnebrew, the children’s outreach librarian, said NU students helped out as makeup artists for local teenagers dressed up as zombies. McCormick senior Timi Chu, one of the coordinators for Jumpstart, said the program’s participation in such events helps promote the “tight partnership” it holds with the library. She added that she believes this event is important for the Evanston community because it gives teenagers an opportunity to “experience the joy of learning and literacy.” Lyons said events such as zombie walks are an opportunity for students to view the library as an essential part of their personal and professional life. “We want all the teens to realize that the library is a safe and welcoming space,” she said. Kinnebrew said he shares that objective, adding that teenagers comprise the group most difficult to connect with nowadays. Because the theme of zombies is so popular, he said, it seemed like a fun way to reach out to teenagers. “We thought it would be attractive and would bring them here to the library,” Kinnebrew said, “and also give them a kind of fun way to enjoy Halloween.”
He said although this is Evanston’s first zombie walk, there are other cities that host the event each year, which is something he aims for. “My hope is that it goes really well and that it’s fun for all the participants, and then we can do it next year and maybe make it an annual event on a larger scale,” he said. Kinnebrew added that events like the zombie walk give teenagers “an opportunity for self-expression.” He said he believes that it is the library’s role to promote teen identities, and he hopes EPL will become an iconic building within the community. Lyons, who came to Evanston after working as Chicago Public Library commissioner, said a library should be one of the most important buildings in a city. Events like the zombie walk strive to make the library a part of each citizen’s life, she said. “I want all of Evanston to view the Evanston Public Library as the important third space in their life after home and work or school,” she said. Chu said the library is not only a place to check out books or look for information, but also a place where children can learn how to be themselves. She said that events like the zombie walk teach children how to interact with other people. firstname.lastname@example.org
before the city’s Economic Development Committee on Wednesday. Committee members were in favor of helping Curt’s but questioned where the $50,000 would come from, city officials said. Ald. Mark Tendam (6th), whose ward includes Curt’s, said Trieschmann’s decision to speak to the committee was a good way to raise awareness for her business and gather city and community support. “The discussion has just started,” Tendam said. “I’m not sure where some of my colleagues stand, but I think that it’s certainly … the sentiment that we really, really need this to stay open. Funding is the question … although creating jobs certainly is an economic development goal.” In order to find alternative solutions to Curt’s Cafe’s problems, Tendam connected Trieschmann with Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development, a Northwestern microfinance group. Weinberg junior Ani Ajith, LEND director of outreach and a former Daily staffer, said LEND representatives have had a preliminary meeting with Trieschmann, during which they talked about her business in depth. Going forward, Ajith said LEND would need to determine whether offering its resources would be the best use of Trieschmann’s time. “(Trieschmann has) got a fantastic business with » See cafe, page 7
Police Blotter NU student arrested after busted party, found with fraudulent ID
A Northwestern student was arrested at his residence Friday evening in connection with possession of an alcoholic beverage as a minor and possession of a fraudulent ID card. Police responded to reports of a loud party in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue at 11:30 p.m. and found the student, 20, in possession of an alcoholic beverage, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Several people at the party were in possession of alcoholic beverages, police said. EPD charged the student with two class A misdemeanors under state law, instead of under Evanston city ordinances. Parrott said this might be due to the student’s demeanor. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 17.
Police arrest Skokie resident after Whole Foods vitamin theft
Evanston police arrested a Skokie resident Friday evening in connection with the retail theft of several items from Whole Foods, 1111 Chicago Ave. An employee of Whole Foods allegedly saw the man, Rodney Harvey Jr., with the items past the last point of sale. Harvey, 31, had four items with him, including various vitamins, totaling about $83, Parrott said. The incident was captured on video and police arrested Harvey and charged him with one count of retail theft at 8:30 p.m. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 5.
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NU expands Israel study abroad options Three new programs to be added after administration reexamines risks of travel By Lauren Caruba
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As part of a re-evaluation of the University’s risk assessment policy for students traveling abroad, Northwestern will soon offer three new undergraduate study abroad programs in Israel. Starting in January 2013, students will be able to participate in study abroad programs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be’er-Sheva, as well as an exchange program through Tel Aviv University, said Greg Buchanan, program coordinator for International Program Development. The programs offer credit-approved courses in a variety of fields, including Jewish and Hebrew studies, engineering, Middle East studies and global health, according to a news release issued last week by International Program Development and Global Health Studies. Although undergraduates have previously been able to study abroad in Israel through NU’s Fiedler Hillel Center, NU’s Study Abroad Office and International Program Development office are now assuming the administrative responsibilities for the programs, said Michael Simon, executive director of Hillel. Simon said the Hillel program “basically looked and felt like it was a study abroad program,” because it followed University guidelines and courses were offered for academic credit. However, because the programs were technically affiliated with Hillel and not NU, students assumed an “inactive” status as NU
students, said Cydney Topaz, former associate director of Hillel. Although students maintained contact with the University, some students had to temporarily unenroll from NU and seek credit for their courses later on. Though the programs at Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University have previously served as study abroad sites for NU students, the program at Tel Aviv University is a new official site that will also enable exchange students from Israel to come study in the United States. I hope sites in Jerusanow that more lemThe and Be’er-Sheva people will were suspended years ago after the U.S. participate Department of State than they had issued a travel warning for the country, in the past. said Julie Friend, Mallory associate director of Ladenheim, international safety Communication and security in the senior Study Abroad Office. DOS Travel Warnings are issued for countries the federal government considers dangerous for travel. Hillel took over running the programs about six years ago because numerous students expressed interest in studying in the country and Hillel had experience with sending students to Israel through summer and birthright programs, Topaz said. She estimated that more than 60 students have studied in Israel through Hillel since 2006. After the Study Abroad Office updated its travel policy to account for differing degrees of safety within certain parts of the country, the office reached out to Hillel to take over the program, Friend said. Running the programs through the regular study abroad channels allows students to apply for financial aid and participate in
programs through University services, Simon said. Students who studied through the Hillel programs had to apply for scholarships and grants to fund their travels. Friend said running the program through NU will also keep students safer when they study abroad because international universities will be more aware of University emergency response protocol. “You want to be able to control the students’ experience, you want to make sure they have equal access to information, resources and services, just like all the other study abroad students,” Friend said. The undergraduate programs join graduate offerings in Israel through Kellogg School of Management and NU’s School of Law that have been established for a number of years. Communication senior Mallory Ladenheim studied at Tel Aviv University during Winter and Spring quarters last year. She said running the programs through the Study Abroad Office will allow a larger pool of students, with relevant majors such as Middle Eastern and religious studies, to study abroad in the country. “Unfortunately, beforehand it was limited to Jewish students because they were the only ones who had knowledge about it,” she said. “I hope now that more people will participate than they had in the past.” The University is also currently reviewing a study abroad site in Merida, Mexico, which was likewise suspended due to travel warnings. Because the site has been inactive for years, study abroad faculty advisors are evaluating the Mexican university to ensure the academics meet NU’s standards, Friend said. NU is also looking at other universities in the Yucatan Peninsula and Kenya, she added. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Peace Project election discussion garners low turnout By Meghan morris
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The Peace Project hosted a panel discussion on voting to a nearly empty Fisk lecture hall on Monday night. The event, titled “Why Vote? Critical Perspectives on Election 2012,” focused on election issues and voter mobilization. Twelve audience members listened to five panelists, each with a specific angle on the election. The panelists ranged from political science Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, who spoke about immigration reform, to Chicago activist Joe Iosbaker.
Peace Project president Jack Foster said the low numbers could be attributed to a number of factors, but he said he hoped the small audience took away lessons about grassroots organization nonetheless. “Northwestern is a tough egg to crack,” the Medill junior and former Daily staffer said. “A lot of people don’t go to events, besides organizations they’re a part of.” Though the group did not have as many attendees as expected, Foster said he wanted the crowd to understand that local politics can have the biggest potential for change. The panelists began the event by speaking for about 10 minutes each. Though they centered on different topics, from marijuana legalization to
I would rather have Obama potentially appointing two Supreme Court justices than Romney. Matthew June, panelist and history graduate student
immigration, their conclusions were similar: Barack Obama is the better choice for president than Mitt Romney. “I would rather have Obama potentially appointing two Supreme Court justices than Romney,” said Matthew June, a panelist and history graduate
student. Vince Emanuele, the host of radio show “Veterans Unplugged,” spoke about the need to change American consumption habits in order to begin more intellectual political conversations. “You can’t say to our society, ‘Go watch 42 hours of television and then let’s discuss capitalism,’” Emanuele said. Virginia Alvarez, an audience member and friend of Emanuele, said the panel discussion validated her political leanings. “I hope (the event) ignited a passion for activism that doesn’t fade,” she said. email@example.com
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U.S. could learn from Carter’s diplomacy abroad JOSEPH MISULONAS DAILY COLUMNIST
In the new critically acclaimed film “Argo,” Hispanic CIA agent Tony Mendez, played by the very white Ben Affleck, is sent to Iran to extract six American diplomats who are hiding out in the Canadian Embassy during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. As the bearded Affleck is preparing to rescue the diplomats, he gets a call from his boss that the operation has been canceled by the Carter administration. Affleck decides to go through the operation anyway. His actions speak louder than words: “Suck it, Carter! We’re not letting your cowardice endanger American lives!” Of course, this is all fiction. In real life, the Carter administration was on board with the operation, and there was no last-minute cancellation. However, “Argo” plays off the widely held belief that Jimmy Carter was a terrible president. During Carter’s presidency, America went from struggling to collapse. The economy was stagnant, we were in the middle of an oil embargo, and for 444 days, 52 Americans were held hostage in Iran as Carter appeared completely incompetent at solving any of
these problems. Carter has become the Democratic bogeyman. Republicans use the story of the dreaded Carter White House to scare independents into voting for the GOP, while Democrats try to convince their impressionable base that the whole four years were just a myth. Carter has become a pariah in his own party. During the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton received a prime time speaking slot and talked for 50 minutes about President Obama’s plans for a second term. Carter got a four-minute video right before the Secretary of Interior. To put this in perspective, Nobel Prize winner Jimmy Carter received one-twelfth the speaking time of the president who was impeached after receiving oral sex in the Oval Office. Mitt Romney has invoked the name of Jimmy Carter several times on the campaign trail. He accuses President Obama of following in Carter’s footsteps, making the country weaker through his ineffective leadership. He says the Obama administration has not done enough to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons or to project America’s power abroad. It is particularly convenient for Romney to reference Carter because it places him in the position of a modern-day answer to GOP messiah Ronald Reagan. However, it seems bizarre, or at least disingenuous, that Romney would compare
Obama to Carter, considering the enormous difference in the two presidents’ foreign policy approaches. Carter was a firm believer in diplomacy. Instead of threatening war or bombing Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis, he used various Carter intermediaries to stay in contact with the has become Iranian regime to work the Democratic to get the hostages back. Obama has shown little bogeyman. of Carter’s restraint. He Republicans has firmly embraced use the story the use of drone strikes, of the dreaded designating any adult male in the vicinity of Carter White terrorist suspects as House to scare an enemy combatant. he discovered the independents. When location of Osama Bin Laden, instead of consulting the Pakistani government, he sent in a team of Navy Seals to eliminate him unilaterally. Obama has also instituted the harshest set of sanctions on Iran ever and their economy has plummeted as a result (although Carter would support Obama’s multilateral institution and enforcement of these sanctions). Obama’s gung-ho attitude may have helped him nab Bin Laden, but it will ultimately hurt the nation as a whole. The Middle East is
heading down a path of self-determination: Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and now Syria have all expressed their interest in instituting governments that are accountable to the people. It will do the United States no favors in a newly accountable Middle East if we continue to indiscriminately bomb towns without warning, killing innocent civilians in the process. Romney has said he is disappointed that Egypt selected an Islamist party to lead their government and he wants to help moderate Muslims take power throughout the Middle East. It’s hard for the U.S. to say they have the best interests of the Middle East at heart when we continually bomb their towns under the ambiguous guise of the “War on Terror.” For some foreign policy goals, like using sanctions to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, toughness can work. Other times, it will only turn more people against you, such as in our use of drone strikes. If we want the Middle East to head down a more moderate path, we need to start showing some of the restraint Jimmy Carter was known for. After all, there may be no racially ambiguous Ben Affleck to save the day when our foreign policy comes back to bite us.
to provide an atmosphere for learning where all feel welcome. It would be intelligent if when writing about such important issues, the board would build upon an honest framework about where we have been, what we are doing and the vision of where we are heading, before spouting such unhelpful rhetoric as it did in its Forum comments. Given the tremendous human and academic resources at your disposal – you can, and you must, do better, Daily Northwestern.
the University. When we learned of the arbitrary and harsh decision to dismiss Rabbi Klein and the Chabad House from the campus community, we were doubly shocked — by the sudden severance itself, and by its association with you — so out of character for the gracious man we had welcomed. As supporters of the campus Chabad for 26 years and of the generations of students who have found spiritual comfort there, we must express our dismay to you. We moved here 26 years ago to support the fledgling Chabad House. While there was a small Hillel in an old house on Sherman Avenue, the Jewish academic community was tiny and mostly anonymous. Our hope was with two synagogues in place and with Rabbi Klein’s boundless energy and knowledge, the Jewish community on campus would grow, supported by an extraordinarily hospitable adult contingent. As adult members, we are still very attached to our many NU Jewish alumni friends, attending their life and family events and providing counsel when asked. Rabbi Klein’s service to the Jewish community, on and off campus (as well as to the city of Evanston and its police force) has been steadfast, encouraged by NU and financially bolstered. Without Rabbi Klein, his services, holiday
celebrations, heralded birthright trips to Israel and the kosher food program he created, applications and attendance from academically gifted and observant Jews would be minimal. Rabbi Klein’s urging that class registration no longer conflict with the High Holidays resulted in a permanent NU schedule change, in and of itself a significant accomplishment. Northwestern finally became a school where parents knew their children would be embraced by a warm and spiritually supportive campus home. This new environment resulted in a pool of accomplished Jewish graduates who make NU and the Chabad House proud. The Chabad House, Rabbin Klein, and the supportive adult community he created have made a positive difference to Northwestern students. We know we will see some of these stars on campus. And we suspect they will be as surprised and dismayed as we are at the dismissal of Rabbi Klein and Chabad from campus. Will financial donations be affected? We suspect so. “Alienation of affection” will surely occur. President Schapiro, we are available at any time to further discuss this unfortunate situation. Meanwhile, we remain as disheartened as the rest of our community and much of campus.
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To the members of the editorial board responsible for the Oct. 29 Forum opinion: Thank you for your attempt at starting a frank discussion about race at Northwestern. It saddens me today that this is the same discussion that we were having in the ‘80s at NU. It also saddens me that as it was then, there exists now the same level of ignorance among The Daily Northwestern’s editorial board. Perhaps I expect too much from a university student newspaper. Northwestern is one of the world’s best academic institutions. It enrolls some of the brightest minds in the world. Would it have been too difficult to have some conversations with alumni from a variety of decades to get a bit of perspective on this divisive issue? How about inviting some of our brilliant faculty to clarify/define the terms that the editorial board finds too difficult to understand? I think newspapers are dying in America partly from the intellectual laziness the board displayed in its Forum response. Northwestern has come very far over the decades regarding issues of race. The University has worked and continues to work diligently
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Pensions, mental health dominate city budget discussion By Jia You
the daily northwestern
Members of the Evanston City Council discussed potential allocations for pension debt repayment and mental health services during Monday night’s presentation on the proposed 2013 budget. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz and assistant city manager Marty Lyons presented the budget draft to the council. They proposed an operational budget of $248 million and a deficit of about $16 million, the smallest budget gap in years. “It is a budget … that is a stark change from budgets that I unfortunately have had to present to you the last couple of years,” he said. “It’s a budget that represents a foundation for us to do new, greater things as a community over time, but doing it in such a way that is mindful of tax impact on our residents, the fee impact on our residents.” The budget proposes total revenue valued at $232,217,592. It would not raise property tax or substantially increase fees and charges, Bobkiewicz said. He also proposed a six-month delay to a 3 percent raise in water and sewer rates, originally scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2013. Pension fund debt remains a fiscal challenge, Bobkiewicz said. He proposed paying an additional $500,000 more than the actuarial recommendation
to the city’s police and fire pension in 2013. “It sends a message that the city is serious about pension debt so it’s going to do what it can,” he said. “But then it considers everything else that we are trying to juggle to make sure those are also taken care of.” The most debated item during the presentation was a proposal to allocate $85,000 for hiring a crisis intervention coordinator, based on recommendations from the city’s mental health board. Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) argued that the township and other nonprofits already fulfill the function of crisis intervention. “That we are putting $85,000 in this budget for something that we are already funding other various organizations to do, I think, is just a mistake,” Rainey said. “This is not a city function.” But Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) said there is definitely a need in her ward for such service, which city staff are not equipped to handle. “The economy, especially foreclosures, puts all sorts of societal pressures on some people that sort of fall outside the perimeters of what we have been serving,” Fiske said. “It’s very clear to me that we need someone doing this, whether it’s someone working within already organized groups or not.” Bobkiewicz said the proposed budget sets aside the specific dollars so the mental health board could find the ideal solution based on the budget allocation. Lyons said the city will host the first public budget
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financial forecast Evanston assistant city manager Marty Lyons presents a draft of next year’s proposed budget during a special meeting of the city council Monday night. The draft outline proposes a $248 million operating budget with no property tax increases.
hearing Nov. 10. Karen Danczak Lyons, director of Evanston Public Library, attended the presentation. She said she thought the budget was “very thoughtfully done.” “I think it … balances priorities of the citizens with
the need to be really cognizant of flat property taxes,” Lyons said. “I think this budget really elegantly meets both these challenges.” email@example.com
Anthropology prof discusses ethnicity in advertising By Tal Axelrod
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Northwestern anthropology Prof. Shalini Shankar led a conversation Friday afternoon about the impact of race and ethnicity in advertising. The discussion, which drew about 25 students, staff members and Northwestern fellows to the Buffet Center, focused on how race is presented in mass media advertising. Shankar said her interest in the topic came from the time she spent on a research project with South Asian-American teenagers in Silicon Valley. “(They) were such huge consumers of almost everything, including a lot of the ethnic media where I
kept seeing these ads, so I wanted to know who makes these ads, who did they think their consumers are, how are they starting to circulate,” Shankar said. She said the main dilemma in modern advertising is how race and ethnicity should be represented and tie into overall messaging. After discussing the topic, the group decided that depending on the intended audience, advertising targeted people of different races and native languages. “People shouldn’t just be offended or just praise ads when they see them, and they should reflect critically on some of the meanings that are represented in them,” she said. Shankar presented several examples of advertisements that portrayed different ethnicities in a poor
light, particularly those of Asian descent. She included mid-twentieth century ads depicting Asian individuals with yellow skin, as well as heavily accented English captions. She then showed modern advertisements with more subtle racial or ethnic messages, such as pairing people of certain races with different products. Former history Prof. Jock McLane attended the discussion and said he thought the event was interesting because it addressed ethnic differences within advertising agencies. “People talk about centralized Chinese-American, Indian-American, Japanese-American (identities),” McLane said. “The defining of those groups by centralists causes conflict and a tension between the reality of
racism on the one hand and the multiculturalism that is emerging in the society as a whole.” McLane said although there is a perception of racial progress in society, that is not always reflected in today’s advertising. “The very broad conclusion is that in the advertising world in American business life, in American life in general, that the differentiation between different ethnic cultures is receding,” he said. “And there’s still a melting pot process going on in spite of talk about the need to preserve and take pride in our differences. The fact is, in the advertising world, those differences are being pushed aside, paid less attention to.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Conservative radio host talks American values By Jeanne Kuang
the daily northwestern
The Northwestern College Republicans hosted a speech Monday by conservative radio show host and columnist Dennis Prager, who spoke on what he considers fundamental American values. He spoke about the topic, â€œWhy the World Needs American Values to Triumph,â€? and explained his views on the Judeo-Christian model of morality and how he believes it produces good people in America. The seats of Harris Hallâ€™s Accenture Forum were filled by students and Evanston residents. The majority of the crowd consisted of older residents, with about 75 students in the mix, said College Republicans president Dane Stier, a Weinberg junior. Prager opened the speech by thanking those who are â€œpredisposed to disagree with meâ€? for attending. He emphasized diverse viewpoints, joking to a laughing crowd that he subscribes to what he considers a liberal New York Times, despite how it â€œmakes me lose my appetite.â€? â€œI always win debates with the left,â€? Prager explained. â€œBecause I know all of their arguments and they know none of mine.â€? Prager addressed the â€œAmerican Trinity,â€? which he believes is key to Americaâ€™s societal goodness. The three principles in question are liberty, which Prager considers being â€œfree from the state,â€? and â€œIn God We Trustâ€? and â€œE Pluribus Unum,â€? two phrases found on American currency. The latter two drew the most attention. Prager challenged labels of American founders Thomas Jefferson
and Benjamin Franklin as deists, claiming â€œcontrary to what youâ€™re taught ... we were founded to be a Godcentric society.â€? â€œ(The founders) understood youâ€™ll have a free society if youâ€™re answerable to God,â€? Prager said, adding that the state has replaced the presence of God in a less free society. He went on to explain â€œE Pluribus Unum,â€? praising America for being the â€œleast racist, least xenophobic society in human history.â€? He criticized liberals for emphasizing the â€œnon-issueâ€? of race and said because Americans do not care about differing backgrounds, they do not discriminate. Prager took questions from the students in the crowd, receiving many critiques of his theories. He verbally sparred with students over dogmatism, the existence of racism in America and the validity of deriving morality from Judeo-Christian beliefs. He also criticized liberals for ad hominem attacks in response to a studentâ€™s confession that she felt ostracized for expressing her conservative viewpoints, drawing laughter and applause from the audience when he noted that this â€œmakes it easier to choose friends.â€? The audienceâ€™s reaction to Prager was largely mixed. Weinberg junior Michael Lamble said the speaker seemed like a â€œgenial ... kind fellowâ€? with admirable theories, but they disagreed from practical standpoints. He cited Pragerâ€™s view that subconscious racism is not a problem in modern America as an example. â€œI found many of his positions attractive,â€? he said. â€œI just think that practically, upon evaluating what I
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â€˜valuableâ€™ conversation Dennis Prager, host of his own eponymous radio talk show, speaks about his religious and political views at an event hosted by the College Republicans on Monday night. The author and lecturer is an advocate for conservative values.
estimate to be the real state of things, I cannot hold them.â€? Highland Park resident Michael Poll praised Prager for acknowledging other viewpoints while remaining tied to his own. â€œHeâ€™s willing to say, â€˜Letâ€™s be clear with our facts and information, and we donâ€™t always have to agree,â€™â€? Poll said. â€œThatâ€™s why he resonates with thousands
of people.â€? Prager, who lives in the Los Angeles area, hosts the weekday radio show â€œThe Dennis Prager Show.â€? He is also the author of â€œStill the Best Hope,â€? which discusses Pragerâ€™s views of the inherent goodness of American values. email@example.com
Panelists examine links between history, journalism By David Friedman
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A New York Times editor and three Northwestern professors spoke to students Monday about the significance of op-ed pieces and the common threads linking history and journalism. Sewell Chan, deputy op-ed editor of The New York Times, joined Medill Prof. Larry Stuelpnagel and history profs. Geraldo Cadava and Deborah Cohen in discussing the process behind The New York Timesâ€™ op-ed selections and the truth-seeking approaches of journalism and history. The discussion drew about 50 people to Harris Hall. Chan, who has been with The New York Times since 2004, helps sift through about 800 op-ed pieces a week to select the dozen most appropriate for publication. â€œIn addition to the essays we receive, we reach out
to experts and scholars to find fresh viewpoints,â€? Chan said. â€œMany of the Sunday morning talk shows have this â€˜punditocracyâ€™ of like-minded pundits. We aim for the exact opposite â€“ we want to inspire and intrigue our readers.â€? A specialist in modern British history, Cohen spoke about her experiences with opinion writing. â€œWhat strikes me is how significant a really good counterintuitive argument is,â€? Cohen said. â€œObviously, there are some nuances that canâ€™t fit in 750 to 800 words. For my first piece, I remember calling the feature editor of The Independent and trying to describe my thesis in only 600 words.â€? Op-ed pieces are a relatively new phenomenon in journalism. The modern op-ed was first introduced by The New York Times in 1970 and has been a staple of printed newspapers ever since. â€œWe are not reflective of all the opinions out there,â€? Chan said. â€œWe tend to have a more cosmopolitan perspective, but we try to maintain a balance and
... transcend partisan politics with more diverse stories.â€? In 2011, The New York Times launched online opdocs, which are op-eds in a video format that can be published online and shared throughout the Internet. In one op-doc, The Gregory Brothers, a musical group, took footage of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking and â€œsongifiedâ€? it. The video was â€œstill not nonfiction but funny,â€? Chan said. â€œOp-docs have really taken off,â€? Chan said. â€œThey are usually five to eight minutes long, and although we thought they would be like PBSâ€™s â€˜Frontlineâ€™ series, a good half of the ones we publish are more creative.â€? The panelists also discussed the ongoing shift in readersâ€™ preferences from print to online sources of news. Chan pointed out the increasing fragmentation of the media and the growing divide between different media sources. â€œMy greatest worry as a citizen is the self-selection
of what people read,â€? Chan said. â€œHaving physical newspapers is more of a sentimental feeling, but ensuring that the news people read is comprehensive and accurate is more of an issue for the future.â€? Stuelpnagel offered a similar take. â€œIn printed newspapers, you are exposed to something you do not normally see online,â€? he said. â€œGoogle News, like other websites, automatically pulls up articles based on what you have looked at in the past. If print disappears, you may miss out on a whole other world of ideas.â€? Cohen also emphasized the significance of print media while discussing the need for historical context in the media. â€œPhysical newspapers are partly how we preserve the past,â€? Cohen said. â€œHistorical arguments can put events into context, but without printed journalism, thatâ€™s more difficult.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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For Members Only spokesman Tarik Patterson said he was excited about this year’s increase. “We’ve been working hard through various students groups to increase minority enrollment,” Patterson said. “I cannot put a sense of urgency to see that the percentage of blacks admitted is raised.” Patterson said FMO believes diversity is key in enriching the average student’s college experience. “It’s also an exercise in developing the student body,” he said. “We currently have to bring in people from different walks of life, different backgrounds, different experiences.”
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One female student asked Stuart whether forcing rape victims to withdraw from the University and spend time in a hospital would be “further isolating” for the students. In response to questions about situations where students are required to go on medical leave, Stuart said the decision is ultimately made by University deans and NU’s Counseling and Psychological Services. However, she said these decisions are made in the interest of protecting students’ health. “If someone is either hospitalized or asked to take essentially an involuntary leave of absence, a lot of times it’s because the counseling staff or dean of students is really worried about that student’s risk of suicide,” Stuart said. “If we think someone is going to harm themselves, ethically, we can’t let that happen.” Weinberg sophomore Kayleen McMonigal said she heard about the event earlier in the day and decided to come after hearing so much about the Amherst case, as well as the situation concerning the NU student. She said the discussion was productive in that it provided students with more information about the sexual health resources and policies in place at NU. “I think a lot of people don’t know the policies,” she said. “Hearing what they are is useful.” email@example.com
He praised the efforts of the NUambassadors program, a student-run organization sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admission that works to encourage black students to apply and enroll at NU. Sydney Smith, a coordinator for the program, wrote in an email to The Daily that the Ambassadors work to bring prospective black students to visit campus on Wildcat Days for free and match them up with current host students. The program also hosts phone-a-thons and letter campaigns to connect with prospective students. Smith, a Weinberg junior, said she believes the Ambassadors played a key part in increasing the number of black students enrolled at NU. “Many students have told us that Wildcats Days
was the reason they decided to come – it gives them an opportunity to imagine themselves here,” she said in the email. “After the program we always have a large number of (black) students enroll.” Mills said he thinks students from different races bring a crucial perspective to college campuses and he would like to see more at NU. However, Mills said race is ultimately only one of 50 factors that the admissions office takes into consideration when accepting students. Dona Cordero, assistant provost for faculty development, is working to coordinate a panel during the first week of December where members of the NU community can discuss possible implications of Fisher v. University of Texas, the pending Supreme Court case on affirmative action.
NU extends President Schapiro’s contract
commitment to executing the University’s strategic plan. “I am honored by the faith the trustees have placed in me, first selecting me to lead this great University, and now by this action,” Schapiro said in the release. “Northwestern has an extraordinarily bright future, and I am excited to be part of it. My family loves it here, and there is no place I would rather be.” Schapiro started as NU’s 16th president for the 2009-2010 school year after nine years leading Williams College.
Northwestern trustees have extended University President Morton Schapiro’s contract for five more years, the NU board’s leader announced Monday morning. The trustee’s decision ensures that one of the country’s most popular college presidents will remain at the helm of NU through the 2018-2019 school year. In a news release, trustee chair William Osborn applauded Schapiro’s “inspired leadership” and
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patient has blood type B and his donor family member has blood type A. Each patient would receive the other patient’s donor kidney. “This is the easiest (type of) kidney paired donation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Gallon, professor of medicinenephrology and surgery-organ transplantation at Feinberg. “Now if you imagine you multiply this ... you can arrange people among two or three or more donors.” The Memorial Hospital performed a chain that included eight pairs of donors and recipients, Friedewald said. Recently, they performed a three-way switch among the hospital, Johns Hopkins University and Washington University in St. Louis. Kidney-paired donation is rooted in the complex math that won Alvin Roth this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, Friedewald said. Roth worked closely with Feinberg in developing the computer system that performs the kidney matches.
Mills will participate in the panel and said he hopes to use his role to help correct student misconceptions about the role that race plays in admissions. “I think one of the biggest ones is that students assume that race trumps every other consideration in the review process,” he said. Cordero noted that the overall goal of the university was not only to bring students with as many different perspectives but also to foster community. “We’re not looking at numbers,” she said. “It’s really making sure that we have an environment that everyone here is able to feel safe and is able to feel part of the university.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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The more donors available in the pool, the more likely a donor is compatible with rare blood and tissue types or sizes and ages of kidneys, all factors that affect the matching process. Because the hospital runs the largest living kidney donor program in the nation, Freidewald said, the math is in their favor. More pairs means more matches, Abecassis said, so Feinberg will soon finalize discussions to partner with the three other largest living donor programs in the United States: San Antonio Methodist Hospital and the Mayo Clinics in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and in Rochester, Minn.. Friedewald said partnering with hospitals is beneficial to the transplant pool, but expressed hesitation about the organization of kidney-paired donations. “Normally, if your (donor) brother gets sick one day, then we just rearrange the procedure,” he said. “But if any of the patients in the kidney paired donor chain falls apart, then it affects (everyone).”
a great mission,” the Weinberg junior said. “We’ve gotten a sense of the community support for Curt’s Cafe, which is very important to us. We’ve gotten a sense of what the business does and it’s an extremely important mission. We’ve gotten an initial sense of where we can help.” Ajith added the next meeting LEND will have with Trieschmann will involve a more in-depth look into Curt’s financial situation. However, as a microloan organization, he said he recognizes that LEND would not be able to address the restaurant’s full need or help Trieschmann attain her $50,000 goal. “What our microloans focus on are the crucial things that help grow a business, to put it on a financial stability footing,” he said. “What (Trieschmann) is looking for from the city and from the community is a lot more monetary assistance and financial support than what we could provide, and she and we are on the same page on that front.” But for Trieschmann, every day is a struggle, and her frustration is building. She said she just wants the city to step up and commit to helping her program survive. “They’re all willing to give me lip service, but (they are) not willing to pull the plug and make the money available,” she said. “They’re not saying they don’t think it’s a good idea … but they’re all just talking about it as opposed to making sure something is going to be done.”
— Patrick Svitek
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ON THE RECORD
We started winning and we aren’t going to stop. This is the beginning of a special thing for our program. — Anna Cassell, sophomore goalkeeper
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NU closes season with third straight win By REBECCA FRIEDMAN
After losing eight straight Big Ten contests, Northwestern (7-10-2, 3-8-0 Big Ten) capped off the season with three consecutive conference victories by defeating Michigan State 1-0. The Wildcats’ 3-8 record and 10th place finish were not enough to qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, but the team is happy with the positive end to the year. The win was also coach Michael Moynihan’s 200th career victory. “A lot of things came together,” Moynihan said. The Cats’ offense had been very dormant for a large portion of the season, including a stretch where NU didn’t score a goal in four games. But in their final three games, the Cats scored four goals, one more than they had managed in their nine games prior. “We did a lot of things that we worked on in practice,” sophomore midfielder Katie Gancedo said. “The offense was much more cohesive.” Gancedo assisted on sophomore midfielder Niki Sebo’s goal in the 19th minute against Michigan State (8-9-2, 2-8-1 Big Ten). The tally proved enough to outlast the Spartans, giving the Cats a 1-0 victory and their second consecutive shutout. Sophomore goalkeeper Anna Cassell recorded six saves. “Our defense was very organized,” Cassell said. “They were blocking
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CLOSING TIME Niki Sebo and the Wildcats finished the season on a three-game winning streak, all against Big Ten competition. The victory over Michigan State gave coach Michael Moynihan 200 wins for his career.
shots and making tackles. Our goal defensively is always to get the shutout and we are pleased we did. We did our job.” Moynihan was also quick to praise Cassell and the defense in front of her. Cassell’s impressive play and second shutout of the year earned her Big Ten co-defensive player of the week honors. The Cats were represented
last week as well, with sophomore defender Jackie Alyinovich earning the same honors. Alyinovich was a huge part of the defensive success this season. “Our defense was solid,” he said. “Our goalkeeping is very steady and consistent.” Although the Cats were eliminated prior to the final three contests, Cassell
said the team displayed heart and fight in going 3-0 to finish the season. “It really speaks to the character of this team,” Cassell said. “We are 28 girls willing to play for anything.” Additionally, the 1-0 win over the Spartans is the last match in an NU jersey for the three seniors on the roster. “We won for ourselves and our
seniors,” Gancedo said. “We won for ourselves more than anything else.” Moynihan highlighted the team’s psychological change in the last three games and the fact that they players started to believe that they could score and could win. “The last three games were not a lot different,” he said. “There were just some small differences, and it was a huge step in terms of persistence. They just kept working.” Heading into the off-season, the team plans to work on a few specific things. “We just need to keep building off the work we accomplished this year,” Moynihan said. “We need to work on better decision making in the final third, and we need our fitness to be better.” Cassell also added that the players need to work on fitness, quickness, power and strength individually so that next year they can come back stronger as a team. She also emphasized the goal of starting next season where they left off this year. “We started winning and we aren’t going to stop,” she said. “This is the beginning of a special thing for our program.” email@example.com
NU splits weekend road trip Wildcats fall short at B1G Championship
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When Northwestern went into its first Big Ten match of the season against Wisconsin in September, the team was riding an 11-game winning streak , its longest since 1983. However, Wisconsin won the match 3-1, and the Wildcats would go on to lose four of their next five conference matches . On a weekend critical in deciding NU’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament, the Cats would get revenge against the Badgers on the road, and in the process, solidify themselves as a strong Big Ten opponent. “I think this was a weekend to kind of get us on a roll,” sophomore middle blocker Northwestern Katie Dutchman said. “We came up short No. 10 (against MinMinnesota nesota) but it kind of got us started for the second half of Northwestern our season with the win (against Wisconsin).” Wisconsin T h e C at s (15-8, 4-8 Big Ten) picked up an important split this weekend, losing to No. 10 Minnesota (19-4, 10-2) on Friday before taking down Wisconsin (16-9, 4-8) in a Sunday matinee. Although NU could not sweep the weekend, coach Keylor Chan said he was happy escaping the pair of road matches with a win. “In the Big Ten, if you can split on the road that’s a very good thing,” Chan said. “We just want to enjoy this and get fresh for the next couple of matches.” In the Minnesota match, the Cats
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ONE FOR TWO Middle blocker Katie Dutchman recorded 15 kills in the Wildcats’ win over the Badgers. Coach Keylor Chan said he was pleased with NU’s split on the road, coming against tough Big Ten competition.
seemed to revert to their old ways of giving up several long runs to the opposition. At the beginning of the first set, the Golden Gophers stormed out to a 6-1 lead, and after NU rallied back, Minnesota quickly put together a 9-2 run to win the set 25-19. In the second, both teams battled back and forth, with the Cats ultimately gaining a 24-22 advantage. However, NU dropped the next four points and let Minnesota take it 26-24. The Gophers would dominate the third set and win it 25-20 . NU looked like a different team Sunday. After coming out and taking the first set 25-11, the Cats continued to an early 8-1 lead in the second set. But Wisconsin clawed back, winning the frame 25-18 . With the Badgers dominating the third set by winning 25-9 , NU showed its resilience by taking the fourth 25-18 before winning the decisive fifth set 16-14 . Junior outside hitter Stephanie Holthus, who finished Sunday’s
game with 21 kills and 15 digs, said the win was a step in the right direction. “I think we’re all really excited,” Holthus said. “Getting that win in five (sets) was a huge step, and now we can just look forward to next weekend.” The win moves the Cats into eighth place in the Big Ten with a chance to jump to sixth place this coming weekend . However, NU’s remaining conference schedule contains four top 25 teams , with two of those four ranked in the top 5 . For Keylor Chan and his team, the main goal right now is to keep winning. “We’re still focusing on getting these ‘W’s’ to help us get into the postseason,” Holthus said. “If we keep playing like how we played tonight and keep improving, I think the postseason is looking pretty good for us.” firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Untapped potential can be any team’s biggest regret. Northwestern found that out the hard way in East Lansing, as the Wildcats ran to a frustrating seventh place finish in the Big Ten Championships. Though the Cats did improve their team placing from last year’s meet, there was an immense cloud of disappointment hovering over the purple tent after the meet. The preceding week had been filled with giddy and excited runners eager to show the Big Ten they were in the best shape of their lives. But coach April Likhite now knows that they can’t just run good meets anymore. They have to be great. “At the end of the day, we didn’t run great as a team,” Likhite said. “We had such a great week, and the travel was pretty relaxing. We seemed real excited. But it just didn’t happen today.” Nobody on the team could quite name the first misstep. The Cats were in good position at the 3K mark with senior Audrey Huth clumped in the middle of the lead pack and junior Michelle Moriset hanging at the rear of that same group. But the home stretch saw some major struggles as Huth and Moriset lost the lead pack and fell behind. After the meet, Huth, a Michigan native, couldn’t put into words what exactly had happened. “I’m still kind of processing that,” said Huth, who finished 25th overall. “I really couldn’t tell you right now. It’s painful. It hurts.” In another unusual turn, for the first time since 2010, Huth didn’t
finish first for NU. That honor went to another Michigan native: Moriset. The junior, who finished 85th last year in the same event and struggled with back problems throughout last season, took 20th It was place with a strong run. definitely my was best race of the defi“It nitely season, but I am my best race of the disappointed season,” that I was six Moriset said. “But places off AllI am disBig Ten. appointed Michelle Moriset, that I was six places Junior off All-Big Ten. So it was bittersweet.” With NCAA Regionals only two weeks away, Likhite plans to keep her top runners training instead of having them race in the Northern Illinois Open. There’s no question the Cats are fit enough to make an impact. Likhite said the changes the squad must make are more mental than physical. Moriset believes the disappointment at the Big Ten Championship will make this group hungry to perform well in Springfield, Mo., at Regionals. “We are more motivated than ever,” Moriset said. “At a race like this where you don’t do as well as you wanted to, the best thing you can do is to analyze it then move on. We can use it as fire and to fuel up even more because ultimately, Big Tens won’t determine how we do at Regionals. It means we could do better than we did today because we are more motivated to do so.”