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CAs: $200 key fine policy reversed Students to no longer have to pay fee after three lockouts

“This was a racial incident. And this was why black males don’t like the police.”

“(Her) initial verbal accusations regarding racial profiling … set a tone for a less than positive resolution.”


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With no official notice or explanation, University Residential Life reversed an unpopular, month-long policy that required students to pay $200 after being locked out of their room three times. The Daily previously reported that the policy was originally put into place in early October. For each lockout, the policy required that residents receive a ticket tracking their lockouts, show their keys to their community assistant and meet with the building’s area coordinator, according to a Sept. 26 email sent to 1835 Hinman residents by Community Assistant Vivian Wang. After the third lockout, students would have to pay a $200 fee to change the locks, regardless of whether they had lost their keys or not. Allison Community Assistant Sharon Kim, a sophomore, confirmed this policy was no longer in place. She said students no longer have to pay the fee after their third lockout. Mark D’Arienzo, associate director of University Housing, could not be reached for comment. Kim said many students did not like the old policy. “Like everyone else, I thought it was pretty harsh,” she said. Kim seemed surprised to find that news of the change i n p ol i c y Like everyone was getting else, I thought out. She said that it was (the policy) was not “public knowledge.” pretty harsh. AdditionSharon Kim, a l ly, are a Allison Community coordinaAssistant tors have not sent out emails to their residents informing them of the change. Dorm residents such as Weinberg sophomore Lauren Schneider expressed frustration at the University’s failure to widely publicize this change in policy. Schneider said the lack of publicity about the changes keeps students like her misinformed and worried about a policy that no longer exists. Some students are glad that the lockout penalty has been lifted because of the potential financial hardships it would cause. “I think the new policy will ease the financial burden off of students who frequently forget their keys,” said Mahir Khan, a sophomore living in Lindgren House “It is also possible that some students will be less responsible about carrying their

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EPD report: Greenwell racial profiling claims ‘unfounded’ By SUSAN DU

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The Evanston Police officer who wrongfully handcuffed a Northwestern professor’s son has been cleared of racial profiling after an internal investigation, according to an EPD report released this weekend. During a burglary investigation in August, EPD officer Mark Buell briefly handcuffed Diwani Greenwell, the

13-year-old son of Medill Prof. Ava Greenwell. EPD officials said Diwani matched the description of a burglary suspect detailed as a “black male wearing blue cargo shorts.” The Greenwell family claims the detainment hinged on a vague and widely applicable racial description and that EPD showed an excessive amount of force by using handcuffs and surrounding Diwani Greenwell with officers in front of his own home.

An EPD report to be presented to Evanston aldermen tonight classifies Greenwell’s allegation of racial profiling as “unfounded.” The report points out that Diwani was pursued because he matched the description and appeared to elude other officers as they approached him. The internal investigation included interviews with the Greenwell family, police officers involved in the original burglary case and civilian witnesses, as well as audio and video surveillance records.

“These are the reasons he was detained,” the report reads. “There is no credible evidence to support otherwise, and certainly not to support the accusation of racial profiling.” In a letter attached to the report, EPD Chief Richard Eddington wrote that police handcuffed Diwani because they feared he might run away. They brought him to the front of the house from the back in order to more speed » See GREENWELL, page 6

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Attendance stays strong after disaffiliation Friday night dinners no longer include alcohol, students say By CAT ZAKRZEWSKI

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Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding Tannenbaum Chabad House’s disaffiliation from Northwestern, there has been no apparent drop in the number of students at Friday night Shabbat dinners. Northwestern formally disassociated with Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein and Chabad House on Sept. 11 due to concerns about alcohol being served to students there. No alcohol was present at Friday’s dinner. Instead, students sipped sparkling grape juice and Coca Cola from plastic cups at Shabbat, a weekly religious meal where some students at Chabad House used to drink hard liquor, Klein told The Daily in September. Students in attendance Friday confirmed no alcohol had been served at any of the weekly dinners this school year. Matthew Renick, a Communication

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senior who is president of the Chabad House Student Executive Board, said about 75 people continue to attend Shabbat dinners, about the same number as last year. Renick said the University’s decision to disaffiliate with Chabad has resulted in “strong connections.” “We feel a lot of rallying of support from the students and community,” he said. “It’s brought people closer together from all those areas.” Even more students attended dinner Friday, when the organization hosted an Israel-themed Shabbat and invited students who attended Birthright trips to return for a reunion. Extra tables had to be set up to accommodate the unanticipated influx of guests. Prior to the meal, Klein spoke to the attendees about the importance of hospitality. He explained to the room that fulfillment comes in serving others, and he quoted from a commencement address Bill Cosby gave at NU about the philosophy of whether the glass is half empty or half full. “If you are drinking, the center of reality is yourself,” said Klein, quoting Cosby. “If you are pouring for others, then you are half full.” Klein said hearing Cosby’s speech changed his life. At the dinner, he walked

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around the room, hugging many of the students as they walked in. Renick said the decision has not impacted the organization’s ability to recruit freshmen. Communication freshman Sarah Schwartz said she first learned about Chabad House from a mailing she received over the summer and attended her first dinner when

many of the students she was with at the Hillel Shabbat decided to visit the Chabad House. Renick said although the disaffiliation has had little notable effect on programming at Chabad House, Klein’s influence on campus has been missed. He said » See CHABAD, page 7

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Cafes are having a hard time prospering, but I guess when you depend on a student population it’s different because they are more stable.

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Legion holds pancake breakfast Annual event allows local war veterans, Boy Scouts to connect, raise funds By flora sun

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For 91-year-old World War II veteran Bob Larsen, the American Legion Post 42 annual pancake breakfast is a chance to connect with other retired servicemen. “I came to the annual breakfast every year to support and recall war stories with other veterans,” Larsen said. The local American Legion branch held the 26th annual breakfast Saturday morning at its hall, 1030 Central St. The event serves as a fundraiser and a chance to bring members together, said Greg Wilson, the post’s commander. “The idea of holding pancake breakfast as a way for fundraising originated from the shared belief that pancake is something very traditional America,” Wilson said. “And it turned out to work well in the first few years, so we keep running it.” Wilson said the number of people who

come to the annual breakfast has varied from 300 to 600 in recent years and that about 400 to 450 attended this year. The breakfast has The raised more than $47,000 in recent idea of holding years to provide daily pancake necessities to needy breakfast families throughout the Evanston comas a way for munity, he said. fundraising The proceeds will benefit a variety of originated local charities, and from the will allow struggling shared belief families and the disabled to attain food, that pancake clothing and toys is something for the upcoming holidays. very traditional Ev anston re s i America. dent Mary Jo Banks brought her two sons Greg Wilson, and another family to Post 42 this year’s breakfast. commander Banks, whose uncle is a member of American Legion, also attends other Legion-organized events such as a summer picnic and golf competition.

“The atmosphere here is really good,” Banks said. “People are talking to each other, and families get a chance for morning gathering.” A majority of the people present were members of American Legion Post 42 and their families, Wilson said. Post 42 Ladies Auxiliary, a group comprised of wives and daughters of veterans that participates in American Legion activities, also held a bake sale that benefits five area Veterans Affairs hospitals and other funds. Members of the Evanston Police Department also attended, as well as the Boy Scouts of America, which has been sponsored by American Legion since 2001. “I think breakfast is really a good way for fundraising,” said Jasper Davidoff, a 13-yearold Boy Scout. “It’s not just about donation, you are also giving people something back.” The breakfast provided buttermilk pancakes, sausages, eggs and endless coffee, milk and orange juice. Tickets were $7 for adults and kids six and younger ate free. The Ladies Auxiliary also held a craft and bake sale at the breakfast to sell hand-made gifts.

him with nine grams of cannabis and 15 pills believed to be hydrocodone, a generic form of Vicodin, Parrott said. At the time of his arrest, Seaton indicated that the pills were not narcotics. Officers released Seaton without charges in April and submitted the pills to the Illinois State Police for testing. Parrott said the results from testing confirmed that the pills were narcotics, and police have been hoping to charge

Seaton with this offense ever since. Police saw Seaton in the backseat of a car Wednesday. When Seaton was stopped, police allegedly found three grams of cannabis on his person. Seaton has been charged with the possession of cannabis and of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 29 and Dec. 17.

Police Blotter Man arrested on drug charges A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with several drug-related offenses. The man, Eric Seaton, has been wanted in connection with drug-related charges since April, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Seaton was arrested in April and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis. Police found

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On Campus Delta Tau Delta formally regains IFC status Philanthropy event marks frat’s final steps to becoming official chapter again at NU By amy whyte

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The Beta Pi chapter of Delta Tau Delta hosted its first annual philanthropy event Sunday, completing its last requirement to become a part of the Interfraternity Council at Northwestern. Delt, which began recruiting new members last fall, officially recolonized in February. The move came after a four-year absence from NU Greek life following Delt’s removal from campus in June 2007 due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Philanthropy chair Josh Morman said Sunday’s Deltona 500 event, a tricycle race around the Lakefill, was the last requirement Delt had to fulfill to be formally recognized as an IFC chapter. Other

expectations Delt had to meet to be part of IFC included “everything in terms of chapter management, community service, alumni involvement, academics and finances,” IFC president Patrick Schnettler said. “The guidelines are not hard and fast rules,” Schnettler said. “The goal is to make sure it is a well-run organization and one that’s going to be an asset to the community.” Delt’s president, Weinberg junior Ani Ajith, approached IFC last Tuesday to formally petition for Delt to join IFC. The presidents of each of the IFC chapters then voted on whether or not to admit the fraternity, Schnettler said. “The vote was unanimous,” he said. As an IFC chapter, Delt now has full rights to participate in any vote that IFC makes, Schnettler said. The decision to allow Delt to officially become a part of IFC was made with the understanding that Delt would complete two last requirements over the weekend, Morman said. “The two requirements we still had to fulfill were a community service event that a majority of

The goal is to make sure it is a well-run organization and one that’s going to be an asset to the community. Patrick Schnettler, IFC president

the chapter attends and a university-wide service event,” he said. To fulfill the community service requirement, Delt members participated in a park clean-up event on Saturday, with Deltona 500 serving as the university philanthropy event. “I was searching online for stuff to do, and there was one Delt chapter that does a downhill tricycle race, which I thought sounded pretty fun. And then I came up with the name Deltona 500,” Morman said. Weinberg sophomore Mary Fox said before the event that she was excited to participate in the race.

“It’s a bunch of grown college students riding tricycles,” she said. “It’s going to be hilarious.” SESP junior Nicole Williams, who also participated in the race, said she was happy to see a new fraternity on campus. “It’s definitely exciting, especially after other frats got kicked off,” Williams said. Williams was referencing Chi Psi fraternity’s dismissal from campus last February. The fraternity’s national Executive Council voted to close the chapter following the members’ failure to adhere to fraternity values, according to a 2011 Daily article. Morman says Delt plans to become even more active in philanthropy events in the future. Besides participating in Dance Marathon and Relay for Life, he said next fall the chapter plans to bring back “PJ Races, an old Delt tradition.” Delt, currently a colony, will be initiated as a chapter and receive its charter from the national Delta Tau Delta organization Nov. 11.

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“New Courts for New Democracies: The Growth of Judicial Power in Latin America since 1975”

4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday Buffett Center Daniel Brinks, an professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss his research on the role of law in supporting human rights primarily in Latin America. Brinks was born and raised in Argentina and practiced law in the United States for nearly a decade before turning to academia.



The Ecoturism “Revolution”: Who ownsparadise?

6 p.m. Thursday Buffett Center Journalist and the co-fouder of the Center for Responsible Travel, Martha Honey, will discuss the origins, growth and significance of ecotourism, tracing how the global environmental and sustainable development movements led to its development. For 20 years, she worked as a journalist based in East Africa and Central America for The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Associated Press, ABC and the BBC.



“The Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery”



“America the Possible” with Gus Speth

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12:30 p.m. Thursday Chambers Hall

Greg Darley, director of college mobilization at International Justice Mission, will speak about his work and the role NU community members can play in fighting human trafficking. IJM is a leading human rights agency in anti-slavery efforts around the world. Highlighted by U.S. News & World Report as one of 10 non-profits “making a difference,” the work of IJM’s global team of lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals has been featured by The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, National Public Radio and CNN, among other outlets.

Gus Speth, environmental activist and former Yale School of Forestry dean, will speak about his vision for a sustainable economy. Speth’s worked as the chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality and an adviser on natural resources, energy and the environment to President Bill Clinton’s transition team. From 1993 to 1999, Speth administered the United Nations Development Programme, with the mission of reducing poverty, building infrastructure and establishing democracy in the world’s least developed countries. His work earned him many awards as wel.

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Before I mention what presidential candidate I will inevitably be endorsing, I need to say how much unadulterated excitement I have for this coming Tuesday. Maybe it’s because I’ve been writing this column for nearly a year now, chronicling the turbulent path that this election has followed. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m simply older, or that I’ve matured, but this is the first election in which I’ve really paid attention. Even if my absentee ballot voting for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in California will do next to nothing, I also have my own opinion about who I hope will win on Tuesday. I wish that I could, without any scruples, say that I am 100 percent with Romney in his endeavors. I should only be articulating my support for Romney instead of attacking his opponent (not that attacking one’s opponent isn’t a bit tired by this point in the election), but I think it’s interesting to observe that the same persona of self-assuredness and charisma that swayed me so much in favor of President Barack Obama in the 2008 election now just rubs me the wrong way. Politics rely almost entirely on perception. Although Obama’s public face is for all purposes the same, my perceptions have changed. I don’t think he’s been able to make a significant movement out of this stifling economic climate and that makes me see him as painfully self-righteous. In no way do I think Obama is responsible for the recession; I know he isn’t, but I resent the conviction that Obama puts behind his words when I feel like he has nothing to back up his statements. I want the next presidency to be remembered as the four years that pulled us out of our economic slump. I think that despite all

his flip-flopping and publicity inadequacies, having Romney in office will assure that the economy is the priority. Whether or not his plans will help us or hurt us is another story, but I’m willing to take the risk to avoid the alternative. I know that I’ll get a lot of flack for saying this, but I am also voting for Romney because I just don’t believe that the government should be as powerful, or as responsible, as it is. We are a country of people living under a huge deficit and I don’t think that programs like Obamacare and welfare reform are helping us to cut our spending. I care about social issues very much, but the only way we’ll really be able to prioritize them in the future is if we are on stable economic ground and that starts with alleviating some of the deficit. I’m also a firm believer in supporting entrepreneurship. An innumerable amount of our jobs and capital come from large corporations and big scale job providers. I am not proposing that big earners shouldn’t pay equivalent taxes, but I think that the combination of providing too much leeway for wavering companies to fall back on and stifling large providers of jobs in our economy is just a set up for disaster. There is, obviously, a plethora of issues to contend with and those don’t even come close to covering them. I also realize that Romney’s views aren’t even completely in line with all of mine, but they sure are a lot closer than Obama’s, and at this point, to me, that’s what matters the most. Arabella Watters is a Medill sophomore. She can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to

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The past four years under President Barack Obama have been years of historical significance, big decisions and no small share of controversy. A term that began in the heart of a global economic meltdown now comes to a conclusion with millions of Americans still suffering from the aftershocks of that financial collapse. Yet through it all, President Obama has led this country with strength, solid judgment and a deep desire to leave this nation a better place. President Obama deserves another term in office for his achievements and his vision for this country. The character and policy shortcomings of his Republican opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and the party he represents make it critical that Obama leads us for the next four years. The main attacks against Obama throughout his term have been that he is either a.) hopelessly out of his league and has achieved virtually nothing in office or b.) a radical Marxist who has succeeded in carrying out his top-secret socialist schemes to destroy America. These two critiques, in addition to being fundamentally contradictory (if he is so incompetent, how has he succeeded in transforming America?), could not be further from the truth. In foreign affairs, the President has kept his promise to end the Iraq War, decimated the Al-Qaeda leadership, killed Osama bin Laden, helped topple a dictator in Libya without losing a single American life and rebooted America’s image and relationship with the rest of the world after years of President George W. Bush’s swaggering “cowboy diplomacy.” On the domestic front, his administration’s bold actions helped keep the economy from collapsing into a depression. Today we are

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* OBAMA* on the slow-but-steady road to recovery with more than two-and-a-half years of consecutive private-sector job growth. Contrary to Romney’s advice to “let Detroit go bankrupt,” President Obama’s administration took swift action to rescue the American auto industry when it was on the verge of collapse. Today that industry has made a remarkable turnaround. The President has thus far made little progress in tackling the enormous debt that was left to him by his “fiscally conservative” Republican predecessor, but his vision for doing so, with a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases, is the correct approach. His plan stands in stark contrast to Romney’s refusal to accept any tax increases to pay down the debt. Obama has also made unparalleled strides in advancing the main civil rights cause of our time by refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and placing himself on the right side of history by endorsing marriage equality for all Americans. By contrast, his Republican opponent calls for a amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning all same-sex marriages. For his record of success in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, his thoughtful leadership style and the gaping holes in the qualifications of his opponent, I enthusiastically endorse President Barack Obama for a second term and I hope you will agree when you vote tomorrow. Ryan Kearney is a Communication sophomore. He can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to

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City’s many cafes compete in college market By amanda gilbert

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Evanston has no shortage of cafes and coffee shops, yet new ones continue to pop up all over town, eager to vie for business with longestablished venues. More business is always good for Evanston, city officials say, yet the playing field for cafes can be rough. Cafes opened in the past two years include Coffee Lab, Koco Table and Prana Cafe, which hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Steve Griffin, community and economic development director, said the city is unable to specify the exact number of cafe and coffee shop openings because many of them are privately-owned, independent stores that do not have to be licensed by the city. “Regardless of that fact, we have definitely noticed an increasing number of cafes,” Griffin said. “And they are probably contributing to the city’s increase in development and revenue.” Yet individual cafe owners are finding it difficult to break even within the first few months or even years of their grand openings. In May, J. J. Java owner Chinelo Oparaeche told The Daily she was struggling to preserve her business. J .J. Java employee Edmond Bochnia said many local cafes prioritize advertising to Northwestern and making their businesses college-friendly because students are responsible for a large portion of their revenue. He

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coffee break Graduate students Amy Hess, Chris Ramaekers and Yuchi Chou chat over coffee and dessert at Unicorn Cafe, just one of Evanston’s many indepedent coffee shops.

said J. J. Java, like many of the stores in Evanston, offers free WiFi, study areas and the WildCARD advantage that offers discounts for NU students. The struggling economy doesn’t provide any help for cafes because a lot of people do not have the financial security they need to start their own business, Bochnia said. “Cafes are having a hard time prospering, but I guess when you depend on a student population it’s different because they are more stable,” he said. Many newer cafes are different from the

typical corporate coffee shops, he added. Starbucks has a more fast-paced environment for people who pick up their coffee on the way to work. The Evanston cafes are more focused on creating a comfortable setting for students to spend longer periods of time in. “They are more informal, more relaxed,” Bochnia said. “There’s a larger space. Students can just spend time together. Like right now we have a study group with engineers working together.” Despite proximity to NU, some cafes have also found that students don’t always make the

as they dance for 30 hours over the weekend of March 8, 2013. Leading up to the event, Elias and Woodhouse will help raise money and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation, which benefits epilepsy education and outreach. Elias, who served on DM dancer relations last school year, said he has wanted to be an emcee since his freshman year at NU. “I really loved interacting with the dancers,” he said. “And to be involved on such a bigger scale,

to pump people up and be there to dance with all the people from the stage.” He said he saw previous emcees as role models and wanted to make a similar difference in the DM experience. Woodhouse said she and Elias are both “very passionate” about DM and have been involved every year. “My favorite part is the reveal at the end, everyone is tired and sweaty and everyone is just dying

best customers. Open spaces with available WiFi sometimes attract students who study for hours yet don’t purchase anything, Oparaeche said. But regardless of some failings, the NU customer base is too significant to ignore, other cafe owners maintain. Kafein barista Martin Zeff said despite the current recession, Evanston is a great place to start a cafe or coffee shop because of its closeness to NU. “I’ve noticed more (cafes), but when you get a college town like this they’re bound to pop up everywhere,” he said. Unicorn Cafe bartista Dean Beever said in order to make a profit and stay open, many local cafes are starting to collaborate more through city-wide business initiatives that attract college students, such as awarding 10 percent off to students wearing purple. Beever added that even though there are many cafes in Evanston, especially in the downtown area, there is not much rivalry among them because of the differences that make each unique. Nevertheless, he said it is difficult to determine how long new cafes will last. Some Evanston cafes last for decades, but others close soon after they open. “I guess it’s up to the customers to decide what lasts,” Beever said. “There’s a small amount of advertising, but it’s mostly what each cafe has to offer versus what other cafes have to offer and what the customers want.” Ina Yang contributed reporting.

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Dance Marathon picked Weinberg juniors Demetri Elias and Chloe Woodhouse as its 2013 emcees, the student organization announced tonight. The self-titled “Team Chlemitri” will be responsible for keeping Northwestern students energized

to know,” she said, referring to the final fundraising unveiling at the end of the 30-hour event. “It’s what you’ve been going through the whole time, emcees last year said they just burst into tears. It’s a really beautiful thing for anyone but for people very’s that much more meaningful.” More than 1,400 students signed up for DM this school year, according to organizers. — Paulina Firozi

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Chicago detective discusses life on the job South Side police officer talks 15 years investigating crimes, making tough decisions By Suyeon Sun

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SKOKIE — South Side Chicago homicide detective David Minelli visited Skokie on Sunday to talk about the lives of police officers and how the pressures of their job can affect them. Minelli addressed a group of about 50 people at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago office, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., as part of the organization’s Sunday morning world-of-working programs, during which the society presents a glimpse of the lives of professionals. “Probably everyone in this room, at one time or another, has had a small interaction with a police officer,” said Minelli, acknowledging common civilian attitudes toward police. “You leave with a negative experience, again, myself included, where they probably gave you a ticket and probably cost you a little of money. If you didn’t get a ticket, you probably got a lecture from the officer. It’s not the best PR program.” Matt Cole, former president of the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, moderated the speech. He said he invited Minelli to speak after meeting his wife, Jen Minelli, who taught with Cole at Parkview School in Morton Grove.

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up the identification process, Eddington wrote. “In this instance, the continued movement by the juvenile influenced the officers’ perception of the need to utilize handcuffs to detain him,” Eddington said. “It should be noted that when another juvenile was stopped during this burglary investigation, flight was not a perceived risk, consequently handcuffs were not utilized.” The report also clears Buell of other alleged misconduct, including refusing to answer Greenwell’s questions and having a “condescending attitude” throughout the ordeal. According to the report, Buell told internal investigators that he tried to apologize to Diwani but was cut off when Greenwell started “bashing police and me as a white officer.” In her interviews for the EPD investigation, Greenwell recalled that five EPD officers, including one black male officer, surrounded her handcuffed

“We believe that an educated public is an ethical public,” Cole said. Minelli joined the Chicago Police Department in 1997 and became a detective in 2000. Before he became an officer, he worked in construction and drove tow trucks and forklifts in warehouses. “The common denominator in all these jobs, for me anyways, was that I could only be so good at them,” he said. “I don’t think anyone thinks that you can be too good of an officer.” However, he said he struggled internally with reconciling his desire to help people with his dedication to his family. He recalled one instance when he pointed his gun at someone running at him with a pickaxe. Because of the type of weapon he was using, any shot that he fired would have been considered a deliberate action, he said. As the man came within only feet of him, Minelli made a split second decision to cast the gun aside to avoid fatally shooting the man and instead disarm him by tackling. “I honestly don’t know why I did it,” he said. ”I wasn’t trying to be heroic. But I’ve often thought back to the moment. Should I have shot him? What if it had ended badly? Was that a fair risk to give to my wife? Should I have shot him? To my small child, should I have shot this guy? To my second-born, who wasn’t even conceived yet?” Minelli grew emotional as he spoke of how much of his career he owed to his family, with whom he often remained in contact with mere phone calls and text messages. “I missed school functions, plays, church services, football games, most holidays and

There is no credible evidence to support otherwise, and certainly not to support the accusation of racial profiling. Evanston Police Department report

son during the original burglary investigation. She said when she attempted to stand next to Diwani, he told her to step away, repeatedly telling her police actions were not informed by racial profiling. “You’re a black male; you know what racial profiling looks like,” Greenwell reportedly answered. After Diwani was exonerated, all the officers except Buell left without apologizing, Greenwell said. She recalled that she demanded that Buell apologize to her son and ordered Diwani out of the house to accept it despite the fact that he

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badge of honor Dave Minelli, a 15-year veteran Chicago police officer, speaks at the Ethical Humanist Society on Sunday. Minelli discussed his experiences as a violent crimes investigator on the South Side and how his occupation affected his life and family.

weekends,” he said, recounting long days and shifts with less than two hours of sleep. “None of this is remotely possible for me without the love and understanding of (my family).” The sentiments of the speech resonated with Shawn Phillips, 31, of Niles, who is enrolled in the Citizen’s Police Academy. Phillips has three children and a wife and said he found himself wondering how his potential future as a police officer might affect his family.

“It’s rough,” Phillips said. “You really have to think about it. It’s a hard balance, and I keep bouncing back and forth (on a decision).” Minelli’s 15-year-old son, John Minelli, said he took the circumstances of his father’s occupation with a grain of salt. “Growing up, it was really hard,” he said. “But you come to kind of understand.”

was crying and angry. However, Buell’s apology “felt insincere and condescending” to Greenwell, according to the report. “This is why black males have a very negative impression of police, because of encounters like this,” Greenwell then reportedly said. “Well, I grew up in the projects,” Buell replied, according to the report. In September, Diwani’s mother filed a federal lawsuit against Buell and Evanston. Although the city was dropped as a defendant in the case earlier this week, the family’s attorney said the case against Buell will continue. Greenwell family attorney Christopher Cooper told the Chicago Tribune that the internal investigation was a “cover up by a small-time police agency that really needs to take lessons from the larger agencies on how to stop-and-frisk.” Greenwell declined to comment on the results of EPD’s internal investigation Sunday. She said she wishes to observe the police department’s presentation tonight before responding, but confirmed

she has not withdrawn her lawsuit against EPD. Her statement following tonight’s Human Services Committee meeting will address the merits of the investigation and its impact on Diwani. Greenwell added that her friends, neighbors and supporters in the black community have yet to respond to EPD clearing Buell of misconduct because the news hasn’t had time to spread. Greenwell told The Daily after filing the lawsuit that she hopes to improve EPD procedure for interacting with young people during investigations and change police-community relations for the better. Eddington said in his letter that EPD will seek advice from Eastern Kentucky University Prof. Aaron Thompson of, an expert in race relations, to improve future police behavior. “Policing of a free and democratic society is a most complex undertaking that can always be improved by additional training,” Eddington said.


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at you in a lot of rotations and it’s hard to account for all of them,” Chan said. “I thought we did a pretty good job controlling certain hitters, but obviously they won because they were able to really control us.” This control was due in large part to Purdue’s dominating blocking, which put up seven blocks in the first set. Junior outside hitter Stephanie Holthus only found three kills from 19 attacks, and only sophomore hitter Yewande Akanbi achieved a positive kill percentage. NU lost the first set 17-25. By the second set, the Cats discovered the necessary changes for Purdue’s big block. “We recognized they were blocking us really well, and we had to make adjustments and swing off their hands,” Dutchman said. By hitting around and off the block, NU allowed Purdue to only earn two and four blocks in the second and third sets, respectively. All but one of NU’s hitters marked a positive hitting percentage in the second frame. Purdue was not finished making life difficult for NU. The Boilermakers consistently targeted Dutchman by serving well inside the 10-foot line in an attempt to throw off NU’s offense. “There’s a couple Big Ten teams that do that, and sometimes it’s effective,” Dutchman said. “They knew that if I pass the ball then they’re probably going to set me, so it was easier for them to read.” The Cats were able to keep the lead in the second set until 15-15, where, after an NU timeout,


From page 1 there were not kosher options in the dining hall for several days during Wildcat Welcome, when the program Klein founded and directed came under new leadership. He explained that many freshmen found out about Chabad House when they came to the organization for kosher food options at that time. Klein’s influence on campus was not just removed from the dining halls. In an email announcing the University’s disaffiliation from Chabad House, Patricia Telles-Irvin, the vice president for student affairs, wrote, “Tannenbaum Chabad House and Rabbi Klein are no longer welcome to participate in any programs, services or events associated with University students,

the Boilermakers came back to take the second set 25-17. The third set went similarly to the first two. Senior libero Julie Chin performed exceptionally well defensively, totaling 21 digs by the end of the match. The final set ended again with Purdue up 25-17. Although the Cats could have really used these conference wins, the team is still looking at the weekend in a positive light. Their match against the Hoosiers will be something they need to forget quickly, but they were pleased with their performance against We played hard the Boilermakers. Shalter attributed and we fought Friday’s loss to a mixture of low energy and every single play. point. Purdue poor “That was not just played Northwestern volleyball,” she said. Saturtough. We day, on the other hand, played tough, is a performance she too, and things would like to repeat. “Our focus was fell their way. there. We played hard Madalyn Shalter, and we fought every single point. Purdue just senior setter played tough,” Shalter said. “We played tough, too, and things fell their way. But as long as we keep this mental toughness and the will to keep winning every single point, it will get us there in the upcoming games.” staff or faculty on University property.” The disaffiliation has prohibited Klein from participating in campus life in his former roles as a University chaplain, fireside speaker and fellow at the Communications Residential College. Klein will now host his “famous” fireside talk about being a ghostbuster at Chabad House on Monday. So far, about 800 people have signed an online petition supporting Klein and calling for further investigation of the reasons the University cited for disaffiliation, Renick said. The Lubavitch-Chabad of Illinois filed a lawsuit against the University that stated the disaffiliation occurred without due process and that NU was discriminating against the Jewish faith.

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tough timES FOR TWO Northwestern wrestlers Jason Welch and Mike McMullan both dropped their weekend bouts at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Washington, D.C.

Wrestling From page 8

Dual play in the regular season begins on Nov. 9 when NU travels west to take on Stanford, who lost in Evanston last year. The first Big Ten dual of the season for NU will come Dec.


From page 1 keys without this consequence.” Kim said she understood why Northwestern would want to deter students from lying about locking themselves out. Still, she said she is happy residents will no longer be charged such a hefty fee. “I guess it makes sense that the University would require that you pay for a lock after three times because there were incidents in the past where students claimed they had their keys and had CA’s open the doors for them,” Kim said. “And then at the end of the year, (they) didn’t have their keys.” However, she also said this excuse is infrequently used because it is difficult to support. Schneider said she found the old policy dangerous to the health of the student body.

7 against Minnesota. “It’s a learning experience,” Pariano said. “But nobody likes the short end of the stick. Whether it’s now, during the season or over the summer, we never want to lose.” “There was a time a few weeks ago when I got locked out from 10 in the morning until midnight because my roommate was out,” said Schneider, who lives in 1835 Hinman. “I realized later at like 8 (p.m.) that I left my medication in my room. I didn’t want to pay the $200 so I took it like six or eight hours later.” She said it is possible that there were students in similar situations who may have put themselves at risk because they wanted to delay paying the lockout fine. However, Schneider said she is happy that the rule has been changed. “Everyone has those days where you forget your keys, and I feel like you shouldn’t be penalized for that,” she said.

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Nathan Gunn and Julie Jordan Gunn Vocal Master Class Pick-Staiger, 7 p.m. $6/4

Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble and Quartets Regenstein, 7:30 p.m. free

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Pick-Staiger, 7:30 p.m. $6/4

Nathan Gunn is one of today’s most in-demand baritones. Together with his wife, pianist Julie Jordan Gunn, he coaches talented students from the Bienen School’s voice and opera program.

Timothy McAllister, conductor

Works by Strauss and Bryant.

Works by Bach, Cage, Riley, Derr, Maslanka, and Desencios.

Mallory Thompson, conductor



Bastianello and Lucrezia Cahn, 7:30 p.m. $8/5

John Thorne Chamber Music Master Class Regenstein, 1 p.m. Free

Chamber Music Gala, Part 1 Pick-Staiger, 7:30 p.m. $8/5

Michael M. Ehrman, director Music by John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) Librettos by Mark Campbell


John Thorne is the Bienen School of Music’s new associate professor of flute. In this master class, he coaches talented students from the Bienen School’s chamber music program.


Faculty and students join together for a program of works by Schubert, Gounod, and Brahms.

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: Manteca Pick-Staiger, 7:30 p.m. $6/4

Meet-the-composers Q&A after both performances! Two delightful English-language chamber operas, performed with two-piano accompaniment, take a lighthearted look at love and marriage. Join us for the first fully staged production of this acclaimed new double bill!

Victor Goines, conductor; Brad Mason, trumpet This journey through bebop and beyond features music from the songbook of the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra.

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It’s okay to be a little pissed off afterward. You have to get back up and brush it off. — Charlie Rimkus, senior swimmer

Volleyball NU at Ohio State 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Different showings, same result for Cats Northwestern shows more energy against Purdue despite second sweep


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Northwestern received two conference losses this weekend but used the quick turnaround between matches to fix its problems, putting up a respectable fight against a ranked opponent. The Wildcats (15-10, 4-10 Big Ten) hosted Indiana (11-15, 3-11) and Purdue (18-7, 9-5) this weekend and were swept by both Big Ten teams. However, NU’s play and focus could not have been more different between the matches; the team came out lackluster against the Hoosiers but found its stride against the Boilermakers. “(Friday) night was kind of a mess,” sophomore middle block Katie Dutchman said. “But (against Purdue) we fought really hard; we had a lot of effort.” Indiana came in with a much quicker start than NU, looking as if it had something to prove after losing the last meetup with the Cats. The Hoosiers used serving to their advantage from the outset, getting to a quick 4-point lead and never looking back. Short serves to NU’s hitters threw the Cats out of rotation, which made it difficult to make a play. “We worked on it (in practice), and the girls were prepared for it. We just didn’t play very well,” coach Keylor Chan said. The second set went no differently. Indiana’s short serve continued to cause problems for NU, and although

Dutchman and senior setter Madalyn Shalter were connecting well, the Cats couldn’t seem to put up enough of an offense to take down the Hoosiers. NU lost the second set 14-25. NU started the third with a kill from Dutchman, which gave the Cats the first point and their first lead of the night. The Indiana teams traded points throughout the set, eventually takNorthwestern ing the game to 23-23. Although the Cats had regained their No. 22 focus, the points Purdue just did not go their way, and they lost the Northwestern third and final set 23-25. Saturday night elicited a much different response from NU. The Cats brought more focus and tighter play from the start, going blow for blow with the visitors. However, two kills in a row from the Boilermakers’ setter highlighted the Cats’ weak tip defense. The Cats eventually adjusted to these tips, but a variety of Boilermaker attacks coming from all parts of the floor proved troublesome for NU. “They have multiple hitters coming




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NOT EVEN CLOSE Katie Dutchman and the Wildcats failed to win a single set on the weekend and looked flat during stretches against Indiana. NU brought more intensity against Purdue but fell by the same margin.



NU takes two of three meets Wildcats drop pair of weekend bouts


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Senior Charlie Rimkus was ticked off. The co-captain had been out-touched by 0.09 seconds against Western Kentucky junior Heitor Rodrigues in the 200-meter butterfly because of a simple error. “It was all on me,” Rimkus said. “To chop the stroke at the end was inexcusable.” So when the 6-foot-3-inch senior got up on the UIC blocks for the 500-meter freestyle with Western KenNorthwestern tucky leading Northwestern by 3 points, there Western Kentucky was no way he could stand to lose again. Northwestern After the first 300 meters, Rimkus was keeping pace with Purdue opponent Loui Little, who was in second place, Northwestern a few seconds behind NU freshman Jordan Wilimovsky. The race was at its grueling point. Rimkus had already swum 1,200 meters in the meet and had only had four events to recover from his last race. But Rimkus had something to prove to himself and his team. The last 200 meters saw him drop time in each of the next four laps. As the race wore on, Rimkus got stronger. Not only did he beat a fading Little, but he also


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GLORY Northwestern, led by Charlie Rimkus, won both its matches on Friday before dropping its contest against Purdue on Saturday. Despite the socre, coach Jarod Schroeder said the match was tighly contested.

caught up to and beat Wilimovsky. NU finished the meet beating Western Kentucky 143.5 to 133.5 before the Wildcats routed University of Illinois-Chicago 197-83 the same day. Rimkus said it was important to lead by example and show his team how to rebound after a bad swim. “As captain, people will look to see what I do afterwards,” Rimkus said. “It’s okay to be a little pissed off afterward. You have to get back up and brush it off.” Senior Alex Ratajczyk said he saw a tremendous difference in last week’s team compared to the team that swam this weekend.’ “We knew we had to change our attitude completely,” Ratajczyk said. “We could see right from the start in the meeting before the meet that we were so excited and pumped up. We focused on having fun and not as much about our times.” The following day, the Cats welcomed No. 18 Purdue, which came to Evanston

off a narrow loss to Notre Dame the night before. The Boilermakers earned a decisive 172-126 victory. Still, NU coach Jarod Schroeder said he thought his group made a statement. “We won a lot of events today,” Schroeder said. “(Purdue was) kind of surprised with how well we did. Diving saved them. Not having two of our swimmers helped them out quite a bit. Our guys did a really, really good job with keeping their emotions high.” The schedule does not get easier for the Cats as they travel to Wisconsin this week to take on the Badgers. Schroeder said he believes NU will be better prepared mentally heading into Madison for reasons outside of the pool. “We are coming off midterms,” Schroeder said. “These guys have been mentally spent for the past week or two. It’ll be good to be removed from that.”

Northwestern just received its wake-up call for the regular season. Redshirt senior Jason Welch and redshirt sophomore Mike McMullan both wrestled — and lost — Saturday at the National Coaches Wrestling Association All-Star Classic. “It’s frustrating,” coach Drew Pariano said. “We were very active in our matches, but we need to be more productive with our attacks.” It’s Welch’s match was frustrating. against one We were very of his biggest active in our rivals in the 157 pound matches, weight class, but we need Penn State’s Dylan Alton. to be more Alton and productive Welch wreswith our tled twice last season, attacks. setting the Drew Pariano, stage for a bigger clash wrestling coach this year. Welch had the upper hand over Alton during the regular season, defeating him at a January dual in Evanston. But Alton ruined Welch’s season in the NCAA Championships. “It’s a good rivalry,” Pariano said. “People in the crowd love watching them wrestle. We’re definitely going to see (Alton) again.”

On Saturday, Alton again slithered passed Welch. Alton struck first, picking up a point in the second period on an escape. Welch returned with an escape of his own to start the third, setting up an exciting finish. But Alton’s takedown with 40 seconds left in the bout gave him an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Welch would score a late escape but ultimately fall 3-2. McMullan’s bout at heavyweight featured the last two third-place finishers at the NCAA Championships. He faced Missouri’s Dom Bradley, who took an Olympic redshirt last season. Bradley also scored a 3-2 victory. In the event’s last match, Bradley and McMullan dueled after a scoreless first period. Bradley struck first in the second period, scoring a takedown on McMullan to take a 2-0 lead. The two would trade points as the bout continued, but Bradley held on for the win. Bradley could serve as a thorn in McMullan’s side in the future. McMullan, an All-American, enters the season as the fifth seed in his weight class. But Bradley, still strong on the collegiate level, will enter the year ranked second. “All our mistakes are correctable,” Pariano said. “One thing we took away was that we are in good shape. But the technical things must be worked on and that’s something we do throughout the season in wrestling.” The Cats still have time to rebound from the exhibition event. » See WRESTLING, page 7

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