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City to increase business, apartment recycling By Jeanne Kuang

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As Evanston renegotiates its trash and recycling collection contracts, city officials plan to improve the recycling rate of businesses and apartment buildings before the contracts are due for renewal in late 2015. In 2013, commercial buildings and multi-family buildings recycled about 8 percent of their waste, Public Works director Suzette Robinson said during last week’s City Council meeting. Although the number, known as the diversion rate, is almost double the recycling d one by businesses and apartments in 2009, it remains low compared to the 40 percent of recycling done by single-family homes. Robinson said during the meeting that the renewal of the contracts provides a good opportunity for the city to improve the diversion rates of both apartment buildings and single-family homes. “This is the time for us, ... whether it’s by ordinance or by contract, to encourage more recycling,” Robinson told The Daily. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said during last week’s meeting that the issue will generate “lots of discussions, lots of community meetings over the next 18 months or so.” “I’m waving my red flags,” he said. “These are significant issues that we’ll be grappling with.”

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The increase in the diversion rate of commercial and apartment buildings in the past few years, Robinson said, is largely due to the city’s Municipal Solid Waste Franchise program, which was adopted through a city ordinance in 2008. The program, which was intended to reduce waste removal costs for individual businesses and apartment buildings, provides a single collection agency contracted to collect waste for all commercial and multifamily residential buildings in Evanston.

NU hosts summit on sustainability By Annie Bruce

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Northwestern will host the Engineers for a Sustainable World National Conference for the first time this weekend. The conference coincides with the NU branch of ESW’s annual NU Summit on Sustainability. Laura Pettersen, co-project manager of the summit, said about 150 students from 27 different ESW branches across the country will be coming to attend the weekend’s events. Due to the national conference, NU’s Summit is attracting a much larger group of students than in the past. This group will have the opportunity to attend events for both sets of programming. The theme of this year’s summit is “Innovation and the Environment,” and Pettersen said she hopes students leave feeling optimistic about the environmental future. “Right now a lot of people have a pessimistic view about the future environmentally,” the McCormick junior said. “We’re

kind of hoping that by coming to this conference, students are gonna be able to hear from professionals in different fields and what they’re doing to try to mitigate some of these not-so-great environmental problems that we are faced with.” Pettersen is especially looking forward to hearing Mark Weick, director of the Sustainability Program Office at the Dow Chemical Company, speak about “Innovating for Sustainability” during the Friday afternoon summit keynote address. “He’s from a very big company that, in the past, has not always had the greatest reputation,” Pettersen said. “He’s going to talk to us about what Dow is doing now in order to become a greener company.” Rachel Scholes, outgoing co-president of NU’s chapter of ESW, said partnering with the ESW-National by hosting the conference at NU allowed them to expand the summit’s events, which were limited to three panels and one keynote speaker last year. “(It’s) not something that we can usually put on just at the scale of having » See sustainability, page 6

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Evanston residents who live in singlefamily homes use the city’s trash collection service, which also provides weekly recycling pickup. Robinson said this service makes recycling for single-family homes easier than for apartments or businesses. “When it’s your home and you can directly manage it, and you’re going out to your container anyway, it’s easy to kind of separate (recyclables),” she said. Apartment owners participating in the Municipal Solid Waste Franchise

Communication alum Stephen Colbert to host ‘The Late Show’

Stephen Colbert (Communication ‘86) will be the next host of “The Late Show,” succeeding former host David Letterman, CBS announced Thursday. Colbert will begin hosting the show in 2015. Colbert is the star of “The Colbert Report,” which has aired since

NUIT systems mostly unaffected by Heartbleed

Northwestern University Information Technology announced Thursday that the majority of its websites and systems, including CAESAR, Blackboard and WildCARDs, are unaffected by a widespread online security flaw called “Heartbleed.” To further strengthen NU’s online security, NUIT performed emergency maintenance on wireless networks Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,

program are required to provide a cityissued 95-gallon recycling bin in their buildings. But owners must pay more for their buildings to receive increased recycling services, Robinson said. The city has not yet come up with a plan for future contracts. To raise the recycling rate of businesses and apartments, the city plans to conduct surveys and research before drawing up a new request in the fall for companies to submit contract proposals to trash and recycling collection 2005, and returned to NU in 2011 to deliver the commencement address. He will not retain his role on the “The Colbert Report” once he makes the move to “The Late Show.” Another NU alumnus, Seth Meyers (Communication ‘96) recently broke into the late night circuit as the host of NBC’s “Late Night.” During their years at NU, both Colbert and Meyers were also a part of several theatre productions. — Jordan Harrison

during which users could expect loss of wireless connection for up 45 minutes. Heartbleed, discovered Monday, is a worldwide security bug that compromises usernames, passwords and other normally protected online information. Most online data within the University is secure, so NUIT is not recommending students change their NetID passwords at this time. The organization disclosed a full list of websites and systems that are not vulnerable to the bug. NUIT also created a test open to community members with the

services. Both the Municipal Solid Waste Franchise program and Evanston’s residential trash and recycling contracts are up for renewal in late 2015. The city is testing pilot programs in apartments by providing recycling bags and visiting buildings to evaluate space concerns. Robinson also wants to encourage more recycling from businesses. “We’re looking at the possibilities and opportunities for a commercial food scrap program, which would significantly raise the diversion rate for the restaurant population,” Robinson said. Bobkiewicz said during the council meeting last week that a new contract “could very well be a major change as to how we do business with our collection of refuse and recycling.” “The result will be ... very much confusion, very much anger, among perhaps property owners who will say they do not have any room for this,” he said. “We will be likely bringing forward proposals that will be very provocative, very different … that will have major impacts on the many many thousands of residents throughout Evanston who live in multi-family housing facilities.” When the Municipal Solid Waste Franchise program began, about 35 percent of buildings that purchased waste collection services also requested recycling. That number has since increased to more than 50 percent. Robinson said she hopes a new contract in the future will » See recycling, page 6

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colbert at night Stephen Colbert (Communications ‘86) will replace David Letterman as the host of “Late Night” following Letterman’s retirement.

ability to check whether Heartbleed has affected specific server hosts or machines. They also warned that increased “phishing attacks” tend to occur during high-profile security problems, so students should take caution against scam emails. NUIT Communications Manager Sherry Minton said she recommends students do not use the same password for all online accounts and said her department is currently assessing the vulnerability of departmental IT systems. — Jordan Harrison

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Around Town Renovations begin on Dawes Park pond

The area around the popular Dawes Park pond will be renovated throughout the spring and summer to fix deteriorating infrastructure. Renovations to the aging lakefront pond south of Northwestern’s campus, known as the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon, are scheduled to begin this week and continue through September. “It’s been around for a long time,” said Stefanie Levine, who works for the city’s Public Works Department and is overseeing the project. “It gets a lot of use, and a lot of the infrastructure that supports the facility is in deteriorated condition and needs to be fixed.” The project will include updates to the lighting system and repairs to the surrounding

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City officials will begin a search next month to find a new organization to run the Evanston animal shelter and replace the Community Animal Rescue Effort, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced Thursday. At its meeting Tuesday night, City Council voted to end Evanston’s partnership with CARE due to disagreements between the city and the nonprofit. The city ordered CARE to vacate the shelter by May 9.

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Police arrested a Chicago man Tuesday in connection with a 2012 criminal sexual assault of a thenNorthwestern student, police said. The female student reported the case to police in

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brickwork and stone walls. The construction will also replace the plumbing for the pond’s fountain features. In addition, the project will add handrails to the stairs near the pond and will smooth out uneven pavement in order to be compliant with federal regulations that require public spaces to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Aside from wider, smoother pavements and repaired walls, however, the appearance of the area will not be altered. “It’s really just the mechanicals that are going to get changed out,” Levine said. “The site will look very much like it does today.” The Ethnic Arts Festival and the Lakeshore Arts Festival, which normally take place by the pond in July, will be relocated to a different area this summer. — Sophia Bollag

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lakefront lagoon The pond in Dawes Park is a popular lakeside spot during the summer. The area is scheduled to be renovated starting this week and will continue through September.

Tisdahl wrote in an email to CARE volunteers Thursday that she hoped they would continue to work for the animal shelter under new management. “The City of Evanston’s commitment to the Evanston Animal Shelter continues,” Tisdahl wrote. “As current Animal Shelter volunteers, I want to thank you for your service and invite you to continue helping Evanston animals in need.” In the email, Tisdahl explained that the city would take over the coordination of volunteers until it finds a new organization to run the shelter. She advised volunteers to coordinate with Cmdr. James Pickett of the Evanston Police Department, who will oversee shelter operations temporarily with March, two years after it happened, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The woman told police that the man, Daniel Douglas, sexually assaulted her in March of 2012, ignoring her repeated pleas for him to stop his sexual advances at his apartment in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue, Parrott said. A year later, Douglas reached out to the student via text message to apologize, Parrott said.

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chief animal warden Linda Teckler. Controversy over the management of the shelter began in 2012, when CARE volunteers began to question the organization’s practices, CARE volunteer Alisa Kaplan (Law ‘11, Weinberg ‘13) said during the Tuesday council meeting. olunteers were especially concerned by its animal behavior evaluation process and its relatively high canine euthanasia rate, which was about 45 percent at the time. City Council will continue its discussion of CARE at its next meeting on April 28.

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NU inventors create running-powered charger By jordan harrison

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run baby run Three doctoral candidates developed a device with the ability to recharge cell phones using kinetic energy. The team plans to launch a pilot of the device, called myPower, in the next few months.

Three Northwestern doctoral candidates recently invented a device with the ability to capture kinetic energy from movement in order to charge cell phones. Tejas Shastry, Alex Smith and Michael Geier, doctoral candidates in materials science and engineering, won consumer favorite and $75,000 for their invention, called “myPower,� in the Clean Energy Challenge on April 3. The device is small enough to fit in a pocket and connects to a smartphone via USB cable. It also has the ability to track how much energy it has produced and will be able to interface with social media. “You can essentially brag to your friends,� Smith said. “It’ll tell you how much energy you’ve generated, how many steps you’ve taken, even what’s your carbon footprint offset.� Taking 10,000 steps — an average amount of

walking in one day — will add three hours to the charge on a smartphone, Smith said. Ten thousand steps plus 45 minutes of running or an hour of biking will add six hours of charge. Smith and Shastry said they came up with the idea for the product in a class they took called “NUvention: Energy.� “We had this idea in our mind that we wanted to solve the problem of battery life not being optimal and our smartphones dying before the end of the day,� Shastry said. “So we were trying to think of ways of capturing some of our energy because we’re all active people.� After the class ended, they continued developing their product with funding from the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award, Shastry said. Amy Francetic, CEO of Clean Energy Trust, mentored the trio throughout their product’s development. “I think that they were really on track with the use case, so all of what I did and what other mentors did

was help them think through the business,� she said. “I think that they already had terrific ideas about how it would be used.� Francetic said she thought myPower would be popular with consumers in the future. “The light bulb that really went off for me was thinking about all the people who have multiple devices — phones, tablets, wearables — that are not sitting at a desk where they can easily charge them,� she said. “I think down the line it will have a lot of appeal and a wide audience.� MyPower will cost between $60 to $80, which is in the same price range as other fitness trackers and portable battery packs such as Fitbit and mophie. Shastry said the team plans to launch a pilot of myPower in the next few months, noting their marketing would appeal to both sustainability and fitness markets. “When people see how much they’re moving and see what their carbon offset is, you really appeal to everyone that way,� he said. jordanharrison2017@u.northwestern.edu

Global Wildcats hope to recruit more International students By Katherine Richter

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Northwestern’s international recruitment student group Global Wildcats spoke Thursday with potential international students as part of its Spring Skype-a-thon. The group is comprised of current international students who aim to introduce life at NU to incoming students. Global Wildcats contacts Early Decision admitted students in mid-February and Regular Decision students in April. The group uses Skype to make phone calls to admitted students around the world. It aims to contact every international student who was

admitted to the Class of 2018, the University’s most academically talented class yet, University officials said. Calls range from five minutes to more than 20 minutes long. Weinberg freshmen Ilayda Ustunel and Mahera Walia became the newest student coordinators for Global Wildcats this spring. Ustunel, an economics student from Turkey, received a phone call from Global Wildcats last spring and said she is excited to now share her experiences with prospective students. “We are here to answer questions that an admissions officer couldn’t really answer,� Ustunel said. “The prospective students like to hear about the balance of social life and academics.� Aaron Zdawczyk, associate director of undergraduate admissions, oversees international

student admissions. He created Global Wildcats three years ago to help build the international student population and enthusiasm for the school on campus. Since the inception of Global Wildcats, the percentage of applicants, admission and attendance has increased in international students. This year, NU admitted students from almost 100 countries. “These students are making tough choices. We’ve absolutely made a difference ‌ in helping them really understand and be comfortable saying ‘yes,’â€? Zdawczyk said. Global Wildcats aims to broaden its volunteer base and have a stronger presence during International Student Orientation, which occurs before Wildcat Welcome in the fall, Zdawczyk said. The group also organizes Take Northwestern Home,

a program in which international students volunteer to promote Northwestern to their former high schools. Upcoming project NU-in-translation plans to create videos about NU in different languages. During Wildcat Days, held on campus for prospective students the first three Mondays in April, Global Wildcats hosts Wildcat Days Dinner for admitted international students. Though language confusion may arise during phone calls, both current and prospective students are excited to talk about NU, Zdawczyk said. “The students are so receptive,â€? he said. “They don’t get many other calls from universities, especially one that’s peer-to-peer ‌ Students tend to be a more powerful voice.â€? katherinerichter2017@u.northwestern.edu



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SafeRide’s off-campus policies endanger students meredith goodman

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Like most college kids, I celebrated my 21st birthday by having drinks at a local bar around midnight. After a 2 a.m. run to Cheesie’s for cheese curds, I called SafeRide to get back to campus. But when I told them that I wanted to be picked up from Cheesie’s, the operator responded that SafeRide doesn’t pick up students from But the places that serve alcoUniversity has hol after 10 p.m. Instead of taking to recognize that a SafeRide back to college students campus, my incredibly sorority will go out and considerate sister walked me back drink at bars. and then proceeded And sometimes to walk herself back to her apartment at students ... need Ridge and Noyes. By refusing to accept my help getting call for transportation, back to their SafeRide potentially residences. put two students in danger. Had my friend not walked me back, I would have been forced to walk alone back to campus, as we were not particularly close to a shuttle stop. But my sister had an even more dangerous route — she had to walk to Ridge and Noyes at 2 a.m.,

a notoriously sketchy off-campus location, just because SafeRide wouldn’t pick us up from Cheesie’s. And that, SafeRide, is why we have a problem. We have a problem because this University-run service disregarded my safety, because I was in an establishment that served alcohol (note: SafeRide’s policy is to not pick up passengers at bars after 10 p.m., which may hurt students who are at bar-like restaurants like Cheesie’s but may not be drinking). We have a problem because the friend that chose to do the right thing by walking me back to campus put herself in potential danger by walking alone at night. I understand why the University created this policy. They don’t want drunk, belligerent students using SafeRide and possibly harming the drivers. They don’t want vomit in their cars. They don’t want SafeRide to turn into an on-demand taxi service for students. But the University has to recognize that college students will go out and drink at bars. And sometimes students may drink so much that they need help getting back to their residences. Expecting these students to walk to the nearest shuttle stop, as SafeRide instructs, may be compromising their safety. If we can protect a student’s safety with something as quick and easy as a five-minute ride to their apartment, then we should commit to that. That brings me to the newest SafeRide policy, which forbids off-campus to off-campus rides. This means that people like my friend, who live far off campus on Ridge and Noyes, are now subject to even greater risks. This means that students who go study with others

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in downtown Evanston will have to walk back to their apartments at night. Of course, it does bring a dramatic decrease in wait times (“from about 40 minutes to 15 minutes”), but is this worth it at the cost of student safety? I would not want any of my friends to have to walk alone at night. I understand that SafeRide doesn’t want to be taken advantage of as a taxi service. Students should be expected to plan ahead if they go out at night (walk in groups, take the shuttle, etc.). But sometimes, SafeRide is the only sensible way to get home. As a female friend pointed out, “I’m OK waiting for a shuttle at midnight, but if I’m a single female waiting at a bus stop at 2 a.m., I fear for my safety.” Some

students live so far off campus (I’m looking at you, Ridge and Noyes) that they cannot possibly walk more than 20 minutes in the dark alone. And SafeRide should be there for these students. Reversing these policies could result in longer wait times. But I believe that to make a commitment for every student’s safety, SafeRide should not refuse rides based on pick-up or drop-off locations. SafeRide has a responsibility to ensure that all of our Northwestern peers remain safe. Meredith Goodman is a Weinberg junior. She can be reached at meredithgoodman2015@u.northwestern. edu

NU’s global connections Welcome to the wonderful world of the written word valuable to experience Yoni pinto

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What do you see? What can you do? What do you know? These questions, when answered, determine the limits of how you live your life. Nobody in the world has “everything” as the answer to all three of these questions  — everybody is limited in one way or another. Every single person in the world lives in a “bubble” of sorts, confined by their respective answers. The bubble is as large as everything one can see, everything one can do, everything one knows. The only way to enlarge the bubble is to see, to do, to know, more. This is why a huge part of the lives we live are made people who live When President by around us. Around Schapiro visits the world, people live by complement11 countries ing each other’s 21 times, he “bubbles.” Every person connects the looks at the world University to with distinct perprospective spectives, every person has various students skills, every person who would knows different otherwise have things. Connecting another perno relationship with son gives you more with NU. to see, more to do, more to know. It enlarges your bubble. It makes the world different, bigger, better for you. This is the core value of any university: to be a community that harbors the exchange of ideas, perspectives and information. A university should make it possible for people to connect with each other, make it possible for people to exchange their experiences, make it possible for everyone to enlarge their respective bubbles. On Monday, Medill alumnus Dick Reif had his letter to the editor published in The Daily. In the letter, Mr. Reif said that he

would not be a part of Northwestern’s “We Will” campaign, which aims to raise $3.75 billion for various causes. Mr. Reif said he was holding his donations because the school had become “a misguided muddle on Lake Michigan.” There have been quite a few problems in this school that need solving, I agree. A few areas of concern Mr. Reif identified, including the Title IX lawsuit alongside the stressful environment at the university, are important, and need to be fixed for sure. However, I believe Mr. Reif ’s criticism of President Schapiro for taking “21 trips to 11 countries” in seven months, as well as his criticism of “faculty members who hop on planes as frequently as students hop on the CTA” is completely misguided, and draws away from the core values to which this university aspires. When President Schapiro visits 11 countries 21 times, he connects the university to prospective students who would otherwise have no relationship with NU, students who bring change and new experiences to members of the university if they come here. When professors “hop on planes” to meet with colleagues far away, they come back and transfer the new ideas and new experiences they gain to professors and students right here at NU. It is connections like these that make it possible for me to come all the way from Istanbul to Evanston, and show the people here another way to experience the world around them. It’s through connections like these that I get to meet and learn from people from all around the world, as well as in the U.S. It is connections like these that make this university, even with all the problems that damage it, a hub of great minds and great thought. So, I hope President Schapiro gets to travel around the world to make the connections that bring all sorts of people here. I hope our professors hop on planes as often as we hop on the CTA and exchange ideas everywhere. I most certainly hope that people from around the world keep coming here and make sure that NU is an ever greater hub of great bubbles. Yoni Pinto is a Weinberg freshman. He can be reached at ybpinto@u.northwestern.edu.

katy vines

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Our culture is dominated by technology. It is used in every aspect of our lives, every day. It’s supposed to enhance our quality of life. In the midst of the technological innovation of the past few decades, we as a society have stopped spending our time on other important things that don’t involve technology, such as writing. Writing has always been an essential means of expressing culture, but with computers and laptops, it’s being done easier and faster. When I told my friend I write an opinion column, he asked me why I would do something so time-consuming and pointless. As a culture, we need to stop focusing on time. There are more important things in life than getting something done as quickly as possible, and there are benefits to writing that are being overlooked because of how intently we focus on the time it takes to do it. Before taking out a laptop in class to type notes, realize that taking them by hand can help you learn better. Taking notes by hand builds motor memory, increases temporal activity and activates the reticular activating system (RAS) in the brain. The temporal lobe is associated with language, and so higher stimulation of this area can aid the learning process, and motor memory and the RAS are more strongly activated when one writes than when one types, so more detail is retained. A study showed that when faced with the task of learning an unknown alphabet of about 20 letters, those who learned through writing were better able to recall the letters than those who learned through typing. This makes writing an extremely useful tool for school because students can remember what they have learned. But writing can help students in other ways, too. Daily writing can be used as practice for school assignments, such as long essays or speeches, because it can lead to a bigger vocabulary and a stronger ability for people to express themselves effectively. Writing has also been shown to act as a stress reliever. By “venting” about stressors in a journal, the intensity of the stress and anxiety surrounding those things can be lessened. This is similar to the way people talk to their friends to alleviate frustration, but can be more useful in case the stressors are personal and private. By relieving the intensity of negative feelings through writing, one can become more relaxed overall, which can help one sleep better. In a

2011 study, people who wrote down a list of things they were grateful for before going to sleep reported longer, better sleep. Moreover, writing daily has been shown to improve physical health problems. Various studies have shown that asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and HIV/AIDS patients who wrote about stress got better. HIV/AIDS patients’ immune systems started producing more lymphocytes as a result, indicating improved immune functioning. Taking the time to write in a journal every night is definitely something people should be doing to improve their psychological and physical health – especially students who are constantly plagued with stress and lack of sleep. Before dismissing writing in favor of technology, think of the advantages that writing can provide. Writing daily can truly make a difference in the lives of those who choose to give it a chance, and there’s really no reason not to do so. It might take up a halfhour, but the benefits will last a lot longer than that. Katy Vines is a Weinberg freshman. She can be reached at kaitlynvines2017@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

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Dunkin’ officially opens By Tyler Pager

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With free reusable coffee mugs and an appearance from a life-size Dunkin’ Donuts character, the franchise celebrated its official opening Thursday on the ground floor of Norris University Center. During the event, students had the opportunity to take pictures with a student dressed in a Dunkin’ suit and were treated with free munchkins. Administrators and Dunkin’ officials also gave a short presentation at 12:30 p.m., sharing their excitement about the franchise and held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The branch has been serving students since its soft opening at the start of Spring Quarter. Jason Sophian, marketing manager at Sodexo, said Dunkin’ adds to the variety of options in Norris. “We did a lot of research and took a lot of polls with students and we really felt like Dunkin’ as a brand really meets a need for the campus community,” he said. “We’re just really excited to have another amazing option on campus for students.” Burgwell Howard, assistant vice president for student engagement, said student input played a large role in bringing Dunkin’ to campus. Howard added that being from the East Coast, he is also a big fan of the chain. “I think it’s something our students have really wanted for a long time to have other options with variety,” he said. “I think student input has been really valued in this process, so it’s great that were able to do this and to make it happen in a short timeline.” McCormick sophomore Elise Gluck said she has been looking forward to Dunkin’ coming to Norris.

Chicago resident sues city over traffic stops

A Chicago man is suing Evanston and several of its police officers, alleging that the officers stopped his car without cause twice while he was driving through Evanston. Chicago resident Richard Jackson filed the

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isn’t life grand? A student samples a doughnut at Dunkin’ Donuts’ Grand Opening in Norris University Center Thursday morning. The event involved a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free samples and giveaways.

“I’m pretty excited that it’s here because I like doughnuts and it’s open really late,” she said. “It’s also a lot more affordable than Starbucks.” Due to its similarities to Starbucks, though, she questioned the decision to bring the chain to Norris. “It’s kind of weird to have a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Starbucks in the same building,” she said. “I feel like they could give us more options because they are both coffee, breakfast places, but as far as coffee, breakfast places go, I’m excited for this one.” Sophian, however, said he sees a clear distinction between Dunkin’ and Starbucks. “The brands are very polarizing,” he said. “There’s Dunkin’ people and there’s Starbucks people. I compare it a lot to Coke and Pepsi where people kind of have their own favorites and they stick to them. We see them more as kind of partners to bring an overall experience to the campus community.” tylerpager2017@u.northwestern.edu Illinois suit on Monday, alleging that the officers who pulled him over violated his fourth and 14th amendment rights, and that they possibly racially profiled him. Jackson was pulled over twice in Evanston, once in April 2013 and once in February 2014. On both occasions, Jackson said he had not committed any traffic violations and was pulled over “without any legal cause,” according to the

Bail set at $210K for woman accused of Evanston crashes

A Wilmette woman has been ordered to be held on a $210,000 bond following her arrest in connection with a series of hit-and-run crashes in Evanston, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. Annemarie T. O’Shaughnessy, 63, faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the crashes, including aggravated fleeing and eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, reckless driving and criminal damage to property, according to police. O’Shaughnessy, of the 1500 block of Isabella Street, was also issued 13 traffic-related citations, including six misdemeanor offenses accusing her of leaving the scene of an accident and failing to provide information in a traffic crash.

Evanston man arrested in local heroin ring

An Evanston man is among four people facing drug charges following a three-month investigation into a heroin ring in the North Shore area, police said Tuesday afternoon. Authorities allege Nikkolas Casillo, a former Wilmette resident who now lives in Chicago, supplied the drug to dealers in Chicago and the North Shore area. Casillo, of the 4400 block of West Washington Boulevard, was arrested Monday afternoon in Chicago after ordering a 17-year-old girl to bring heroin to an undercover officer, according to police. About an hour and a half later, police arrested one of Casillo’s dealers, 23-year-old James Findlay, in a vehicle parked in the driveway of Findlay’s Glencoe home, according to authorities. Police said Findlay, of the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue, also sold heroin to undercover officers. Authorities identified the Evanston man, 23-yearsuit. During both stops, the officers claimed that they stopped him because there was a warrant out for someone with the same name, Jackson said. “I believe they have some sort of policy or initiative to stop ‘suspicious’ individuals and use that warrant line as justification for their illegal traffic stops,” Jackson said. The suit does not currently allege that the officers

The crashes started Sunday morning near the intersection of Church Street and Ridge Avenue, where O’Shaughnessy hit a vehicle with her 2007 Toyota and fled the scene, police said. She went on to strike a second vehicle, a female on a motor scooter and a man riding a bicycle, according to authorities. The bicyclist was in serious condition at St. Francis Hospital as of Monday, according to police. Authorities said the scooter driver was treated for minor injuries. Preliminary tests for alcohol and illegal substances in O’Shaughnessy’s system were negative, police said Monday. Authorities planned to send her blood samples to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for further examination. O’Shaughnessy’s next court date is May 2, said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the sheriff ’s office. — Patrick Svitek

old Taylor Appelbaum, as the driver of the vehicle in which Findlay was arrested. Appelbaum, of the 1700 block of Oak Street, had prescription pills and marijuana when he was taken into custody, police said. Casillo, an admitted “Milwaukee King” gang member, faces seven felony counts of drug charges, including one for employing a minor to deliver a controlled substance, according to authorities. Findlay is charged with one felony count each of manufacture/deliver heroin within 1,000 feet of a public park/school/church and manufacture/ deliver heroin 1 to 15 grams as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams. Police said Appelbaum faces three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis. Each of the three male suspects are scheduled to appear in court April 25, according to police. —Patrick Svitek

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Dining services to serve Alum develops app to tell users how diet affects skin local food on campus By Mark Ficken

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Northwestern Dining and Associated Student Government sent out an online survey at the beginning of the quarter in an effort to gauge student interest in bringing local restaurants to campus as part of a collaborative initiative to encourage students to use off-campus dining options. The survey asked students how much they would be willing to pay, whether they would attend the event and which restaurants they would like to see. Judging from the survey results, NU Dining worked out the logistics of hosting different restaurants on campus for the remainder of the We’re definitely quarter. Prior to analyzing looking to the results of the surhighlight the vey, NU Dining and fact that we’re in ASG arranged to bring such a hotbed Naf Naf Grill to campus on Tuesday. of culinary As part of NU Dining’s Windy City Chefs activity. program, workers from Jason Sophian, Naf Naf Grill will be Sodexo marketing selling menu items in manager Norris University Center and in Allison’s dining hall. The Windy City Chefs program started last spring as a way to bring local restaurants onto campus. Jason Sophian, marketing manager at Sodexo, said he hopes bringing local restaurants to campus will help point out the quality of nearby eateries. “There’s a plethora of amazing establishments, and we’re definitely looking to highlight the fact that we’re in such a hotbed of culinary activity,”

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Northwestern students there,” Scholes said. “With the backing of the national ESW organization, they’re able to build that out a little bit more, so we can see what it’ll be like to have that big diversity of speakers all here on campus at the same time.” This Friday’s summit events, which are free for NU students, will include panels that range from “Sustainability in Higher Education” to “The Power

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he said. Kevin Harris, ASG vice president of community relations, said that the partnership was only a matter of time. “We have a longstanding relationship with them, and we always enjoy partnership with them,” he said, “I think in general both of us are trying to help the student body.” Harris added that he hopes the program brings students together and helps them choose to eat off-campus more often, noting the survey will help to bring restaurants to campus with widespread student interest. “I think food is something that students always bond over.” he said “I think there are a lot of popular restaurants in town. Big Bite Night has been popular in the past, and we wanted to continue with something similar.” Weinberg freshman Allison Kitain said she is excited for Naf Naf to come to campus and plans to schedule her day around the event. “I think we could use a little bit more Evanston eateries and restaurants with more diverse foods on campus,” she said. Sophian said bringing restaurants also allows NU Dining to adapt their menus to fit more students’ tastes. He said their chefs observe the restaurant’s techniques and try to adapt them for the dining halls. Both ASG and NU Dining want to expand the program in the future, and Sophian said he hopes to squeeze one more restaurant visit in before the end of the quarter. Harris said he also hopes these events will help the businesses financially. “Students are an important customer segment for them,” he said. “We want them to be successful. We want students to do business at their establishments … whether it’s helping them make a couple extra bucks or giving them PR or providing some convenient food for students.”

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A Northwestern alumna developed an app with the ability to tell users how their diets are impacting their skin, one of many new health and fitness apps changing the role of smartphones in doctors’ offices. The Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology published details about the app and its purpose in their issue last month. The app, called “diet & acne,” was developed by Dr. Diana Cohen (Feinberg ‘13) when she was a Master’s student of engineering design and innovation at NU’s Segal Design Institute. It allows users to explore the most up-to-date information about the correlation between diet and acne. The app is organized around different types of food and includes information about the risks of acne development and the known causes of acne. Dr. Roopal Kunda, a Feinberg associate professor, said that in the past, this kind of information was often relayed in handouts given out in doctors’ offices. She said the app will provide the same data but will be more “dynamic and interactive.” “Handouts at the doctor’s office are always stamped with the date,” Kundu said. “So the goal with these new apps is to have them regularly updated and to have the users regularly downloading these updates.” Kundu also explained that this app gives doctors the added benefit of being able to recommend it to patients in an effort to provide individuals with an ongoing education of their medical concerns, which will help to administer treatments. “Obviously these apps are not individualized care, but a doctor can add them to their toolkit when treating patients,” Kundu said. There are currently 358 health and fitness apps in the iTunes App Store, but these types of apps aren’t without their critics, said Lisa Currie, director of health promotion and wellness at Northwestern University Health Service. “I think these types of apps can only be as good as the people who use them. There are limits on

markficken2017@u.northwestern.edu of Re-thinking and Pioneering Energy.” Jill Boughton, the president and CEO of W2Worth Innovations, will present the morning keynote address. According to the ESW-National site, NU’s branch has always been one of the “strongest chapters” of the organization. Pettersen said the main events for the National Conference, which cost $30 for students to attend, will take place Friday and Saturday. Scholes, a McCormick junior, said she hopes

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pimply perfect A Northwestern alum developed an app called ‘diet & acne’ focused on providing information about the relationship between certain foods and skin conditions. The app is continually updated as new research comes out.

what they can really do,” Currie said. “However, they can increase awareness and help people if they have (health) factors they need to work on.” Diet & acne is continually updated when new research comes out. The last informational update occurred in April. Users who download this app also have the option to take an anonymous survey, which collects data to be used for dermatological research. McCormick freshman John Kelley said he does not have any medical or health apps on his phone, but he can see an increase in demand for these apps in the future. “I can see people wanting an app like (diet & acne) if there’s a reason to have an app rather than just Googling the issue,” he said. “If the app is interactive, maybe if it can give you notifications or track your food intake, then I could see people really benefiting from it.” However, Kundu said apps such as diet & acne cannot replace consultations with doctors. “But this app and others like it are giving people what they want,” she said. “Education is critical with any medical issue.” marissamizroch2017@u.northwestern.edu

Recycling

students learn about green strategies being used in the area during the events at the Summit. “There are a lot of great ideas, particularly in the Chicago area, for new startups and new strategies by corporations, by nonprofits and in education that are really gonna lead the way to a more sustainable future,” she said. “I hope that they can come away with a hopeful feel for the future and inspiring many students to think about the field in new ways.”

incentivize all businesses and apartment buildings to sign up for increased recycling services. “For me the goal would be 100 percent participation,” she said. “I think it’s a doable goal ... that will automatically increase our diversion rate because everybody will be participating.”

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Tennis

From page 8 The Cats took advantage of the difficult match against the Wolverines to brush up on their skills. Having lost the doubles point, the Cats practiced doubles over and over again this week. Thursday was the first day the team practiced any singles, senior Veronica Corning said. “We watched a lot of video (this week),� coach Claire Pollard said. “We tried to use some of the information, not necessarily to prepare again for Michigan down the road, but to learn about ourselves. I thought it was a good match where we could learn a lot about what we do well and what we don’t do well and see if we can maybe make any corrections and improvements before

we see them again in a few weeks.� This weekend also brings the final regular season home match for the Cats — not counting the Big Ten Tournament that NU will be hosting at the end of April. Since it is the final regular-season home match, Sunday is senior day. “It’s exciting,� senior Nida Hamilton said. “We’ve had a lot of fun over the past three, four years together. It’s just weird that it’s going to be over soon. At least for me, it doesn’t feel like it should be over yet.� With a few matches left, the end is not near just yet.

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“The thing you think about every time you pick up a baseball is hitting your spot,� he said. “We just needed to get that level of focus up because we’d gotten away from that, really the most fundamental thing of pitching.� The Cats’ hitters had a breakout performance Tuesday, giving pitchers run support for the first time this month. After being held to two runs over 28 innings in its previous series against Illinois, NU tallied 12 runs against Valparaiso. “Being able to put up 12 runs means it was a great day, and it helps build confidence,� Dauch said. “We broke that monkey off our back.�

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Softball

Cats head to Minnesota No. 23 Northwestern vs. No. 14 Minnesota Minneapolis 6 p.m. Friday

By Huzaifa Patel

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Northwestern is ready to do something they haven’t done in five years — travel to Minneapolis to play a series at Minnesota. The three game series, which starts on Friday, will feature two top teams not only in the Big Ten, but in the nation. Both teams are coming off of series wins over Iowa. No. 23 Northwestern won two out of three this past weekend, winning and losing in close fashion. “We came into the weekend really We strong, not scoring came into the as much as usual, but our pitching was weekend really outstanding all weekstrong ... our end,� junior infielder Anna Edwards said. pitching was “We had an overall outstanding all very good team effort weekend. this weekend.� Edwards said Anna Edward, that even when the junior infielder offense isn’t firing on all cylinders, teams still have to respect it. Meanwhile, No. 14 Minnesota won both of its two games against Iowa on Tuesday. The Golden Gophers used a different style, however, shutting Iowa out and winning by a combined score of 9-0. A huge part of Minnesota’s success can be attributed to the dominance of starting pitchers Sara Moulton and Sara Groenewegen, one of the best pitching duos in the nation. NU senior outfielder Mari Majam stressed the preparation that went into facing the Iowa pitchers. The Wildcats will be faced with a similar task this weekend, but Edwards said the team is ready. “Our offense is a huge strength,� she said. “Other teams are worried about our offense. We can get going and can score a lot of runs. We’ll get it going next weekend.� On the flipside, the Cats are also finding their rhythm on defense. Freshman Nicole Bond, who pitched a complete game in a 4-1 Wildcat win over Iowa, emphasized preparation as a key to her success, similar to Majam. She also mentioned the importance of team defense. “We’re really good at supporting each other and helping each other,� Bond said. “We learn together. I need to allow the defense to play behind us and realize I don’t have to do everything.� This mindset will be important against the Golden Gophers, who are 30-5 overall and 8-2 in the Big Ten. A strong showing in this series would bode extremely well for the Wildcats (22-9, 5-4 Big Ten), who have no ranked teams left on the schedule after this next series. It will also give them a taste of what they’ll be facing in the Big Ten Tournament. As Majam said in reference to Iowa, “We may see them again in the playoffs or in the tournament. We keep these teams in mind.�

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SPORTS

ON DECK

ON THE RECORD

We tried to use some of the information, not to prepare again for Michigan but to learn about ourselves. — Claire Pollard, women’s tennis coach

Men’s Tennis 11 NU at Nebraska, 3 p.m. Friday

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Cats outmaneuver Commodores at home No. 5 Northwestern

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By Bobby Pillote

the daily northwestern @BobbyPillote

Time of possession isn’t an official statistic in women’s lacrosse, but if it were, Northwestern would have dominated the category Thursday at Lakeside Field. The Wildcats (9-3, 3-1 ALC) controlled the ball, and the lead, for most of their game against the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-9, 1-3) and cruised to a 15-9 victory. “Any time you get a win against an ALC team, it’s great,� coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said. “We know that (Vanderbilt) is a very good team, and any given day they can be a great threat, so we’re excited about the win.� NU began the game in typical fashion, holding the ball for nearly five minutes in a methodical offensive possession. It concluded when senior midfielder Kat DeRonda buried a free position shot behind Vanderbilt goalkeeper Maddie Kratz for the opening scorer. The match went back and forth for the next 15 minutes, with the Cats’ aggressive defense consistently thwarting Commodores possessions, despite ceding a

couple of goals. In the final eight minutes of the first half, NU picked up its pace and piled on five goals from four different players to take an 8-4 lead into halftime. Indicative of their controlling offense, the Cats had 17 first half shots to the Commodores’ five. The second half proceeded much like the first, with NU continuing to light up the scoreboard while milking the clock down to the final buzzer. In what was an unusually productive day for the offense, the Cats netted a hat trick of hat tricks, with DeRonda tallying four scores and senior attacker Alyssa Leonard and sophomore midfielder Kaleigh Craig each recording three. DeRonda now has 11 goals in her last three games, pushing her season total to a career-high 22. “She’s focused,� Amonte Hiller said. “She’s starting to play smart and play focused and utilize her strengths and play off of the other players and their strengths.� Much of the team’s offensive success came from a varied pace, with the Cats occasionally breaking from their metered cadence to slash to the net for a quick score. “You can tell when the defense has had a long run back,� senior midfielder Kate Macdonald said. “It just depends on how long we’ve had the ball on defense and if our midfielders need a break.� Amonte Hiller, on the other hand, stressed the tactics of such an approach.

Lacrosse

Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

Down And dirty Senior attacker Alyssa Leonard goes all-out for the ball during Northwestern’s 15-9 victory over Vanderbilt. Leonard was one of two Wildcats players to record a hat-trick against the Commodores.

“We have to play smart and wear teams down,� she said, “And we have to start that with possession and winning draw controls and then take advantage of the opportunities we have.� In goal, star junior Bridget Bianco had little work to do behind the Cats’ stifling defense, making six saves.

Tennis

NU prepares for weekend Women’s Tennis

By Mike Marut and Alex Lederman the daily northwestern @mikeonthemic93

The Northwestern men’s and women’s tennis teams will face identical opposition in different locations this weekend. The Northwestern men (15-9, 3-4 Big Ten) hit the road Wednesday afternoon for their final away matches of the regular season, against Nebraska and Iowa, while the women welcome the same two schools to Evanston. The No. 34 men’s team head to Lincoln, Neb. on Friday to take on the No. 62 Cornhuskers (10-10, 2-4 Big Ten) before traveling to Iowa City on Sunday, where the Hawkeyes (9-10, 1-6 Big Ten) await. “We’re trying to continue our play from this past weekend where we had success in both singles and doubles,� coach Arvid Swan said. NU is coming off convincing 6-1 victories against both No. 43 Michigan and No. 73 Michigan State and a 5-0 shutout over Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis. The team scored the doubles point in all three matches. Before this weekend, doubles had been the Cats’ Achilles heel, with NU dropping 12 of 15 doubles points against ranked opponents. But this time around, the team finally seemed to field three competitive teams. First, Swan brought back the now 23rd-ranked duo in the nation of senior Raleigh Smith and sophomore

Nebraska vs. No. 12 Northwestern Evanston 11 a.m. Saturday

No. 34 Northwestern vs. No. 62 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. 3 p.m. Friday

No. 34 Northwestern vs. Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 12 p.m. Sunday

Mihir Kumar after trying out new pairs for a week. Smith and Kumar struggled in March but looked stronger than ever, winning all three of their matches last weekend. Freshmen Konrad Zieba and Sam Shropshire also formed a strong pair, as did sophomore Fedor Baev and freshman Strong Kirchheimer. NU has had similar success in singles of late. Shropshire and Kirchheimer have seven- and five-match win streaks respectively, and the Cats won five of their six singles matches against both the Wolverines and the Spartans. The team looks to repeat that performance against an Iowa squad that has lost seven straight matches and a

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Men’s Tennis

Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

SEVEN STRAIGHT Freshman Sam Shropshire carries a sevenmatch winning streak into this weekend’s road trip to Iowa and Nebraska. Both the men’s and women’s teams face the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers, with the women playing in Evanston.

Nebraska team that has dropped four of its past six. The No. 12 women, meanwhile, are coming off a rough-and-tumble weekend against then-No. 17 Michigan (15-3, 7-0) and unranked Michigan State (16-5, 4-3), losing to the former but winning against the latter. This weekend, the Wildcats take on two more conference foes in their final regular season homestand. Unranked Nebraska (8-12, 0-7) has weathered a difficult season, having lost all of its conference matches. Unranked Iowa (8-10, 1-6) has also been forced to endure heartache, with a losing record both overall and in Big Ten play. Âť See tennis, page 7

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Cats look to launch winning streak Evanston 3 p.m. Friday

Evanston 11 a.m. Sunday

There are two games left on the regular season schedule for NU at Lakeside Field — against No. 13 John Hopkins on Sunday and No. 4 Florida on April 19 — before the much anticipated season finale against USC at Wrigley Field.

Baseball

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Northwestern has not won backto-back games since February, but after a win Tuesday the Wildcats feel they could start a winning streak this weekend. The Cats (5-22, 1-7 Big Ten) open up a three-game series against the Iowa Hawkeyes (18-12, 3-6) Friday at Rocky Miller Park. After being swept by Illinois last weekend, coach Paul Stevens said on Sunday he felt a string of wins coming. The Cats made Stevens look prophetic Tuesday with a 12-5 thrashing of Valparaiso, ending their seven game losing streak. “We had some major things happen in major aspects of the game,� Stevens said Wednesday. “I’m fully expecting that was a turning point for a lot of guys from the mental side of it. ... But I’m not going to talk about (stuff) that’s going to happen. I can get them revved up or whatever, but the bottom line is actions speak louder than words. We’ve got to go out and play.�

The Cats could have folded after losing seven straight games and 18 of their previous 20, Stevens said. But their “intestinal fortitudeâ€? kept them going. Junior outfielder Luke Dauch credited NU’s ability to stay level-headed for keeping the team focused. “No one ever got too down during that stretch,â€? Dauch said. “Sometimes that’s just how sports are. You go on winning streaks, you go on losing streaks. Unfortunately sometimes there’s injuries or people just don’t perform. And sometimes you play exponentially well.â€? NU’s pitching staff has settled into a groove with strong outings in the last three games. Sophomore Reed Mason and junior Brandon Magallones tossed gems against Illinois. Seven different pitchers took the mound Tuesday and allowed only two earned runs combined. “We’ve really been working on getting ahead in the count, throwing strikes early,â€? said Mason, who Stevens said will start Friday. “We’d been giving teams more opportunities than they deserve. Now we’ve been making sure we’re in control.â€? Mason said returning to fundamentals has played a huge part in the pitching staff ’s improvement. Âť See baseball, page 7

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