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Weinberg juniors Julia Watson and Erik Zorn were sworn in on Wednesday as the new Associated Student Government president and executive vice president. Watson will take the position of former president Ani Ajith, and Zorn will assume the role of former executive vice president Alex Van Atta. Van Atta was sworn in as the vice president for student groups, which he will serve as for the next year. After being officially sworn out of his position, Ajith made a short speech thanking Senate and encouraging their continued devotion to the University, noting he felt “honored and privileged” to serve as ASG president for the past year. “We’ve stuck to it because we love it, because we love doing it,” Ajith said “It, in this case, is serving. It’s being there for the other members of the community. It’s that place that I found in this community. I found my place to be serving others, helping others, supporting them in achieving what they wanted to achieve.” ASG also confirmed candidates for the academic committee, rules committee and cabinet selection committee. Gene Sunshine, senior vice president of business and finance, and Jim Hurley, associate vice president of budget, also spoke to Senate members about the University’s budget process. Sunshine, who will be stepping down from his position at the end of the academic year, explained
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PASSING THE TORCH Outgoing ASG President Ani Ajith swears in Julia Watson as the new ASG president for the coming year. Watson’s running mate, Erik Zorn, was also sworn in Wednesday night.
several areas where the University’s annual budget goes, including research, salaries and general University needs. A large part of the annual budget currently goes to academic salaries, with staff and student salaries also being awarded a significant
amount of money each year. Hurley also discussed the future construction updates campus will be seeing over the next several years, including the » See SENATE, page 7
Northwestern entered into a joint partnership with the Bridge School of Management to offer professional certificate programs in India, co-taught by NU and Bridge School professors. Provost Dan Linzer signed an agreement for the partnership with Bridge School director Rajiv Verma on March 20. Linzer said he thought the partnership offered a new strategy in NU’s efforts to offer education internationally. “The larger global context gives us new approaches to educating students in partnerships with other institutions,” Linzer said. “We’ve been exploring a whole range of strategies in how we globalize, from having our own school in Doha, Qatar to having joint degree programs with various institutions around the world including Tel Aviv University in Israel.” The first program launched through the partnership will be a certificate offered in New Delhi in predictive business analytics, a discipline that uses data analysis and modeling to influence business decisions. “The program is meant to be robust to lots and lots of business contexts,” said
Joel Shapiro, associate dean of academic programs for the School of Continuing Studies. “There’s a lot of analytics in marketing ... and in finanThe larger cial risk, but we are really global context teaching it gives us new to include those but approaches also lots of to educating other indusstudents in tries that can benefit from partnerships data-driven with other decisionmaking.” institutions. Shapiro Dan Linzer, said the program’s cur- University provost riculum would blend online video and other content with in-person lectures. “It’s a partnership model where Northwestern faculty will be teaching it online from the local Evanston and Chicago area,” he said. “We’re going to be providing some asynchronous material like recorded video and interactive media.” In addition to the online materials, NU and local faculty will hold live lectures remotely and in person.
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Researchers talk family programs NU profs named Guggenheim fellows By Julian Gerez
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Two members of the Northwestern faculty were chosen as 2014 Guggenheim Fellows, a prestigious award given to a small number of individuals each year. Daniel Diermeier, an IBM professor of regulation and competitive practice, and Jiaxing Huang, an associate professor of materials science and engineering in McCormick, were given the award this year. The fellowship, given by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, provides artists, scholars and scientists with grants to further their work in a particular area of study. This year, the fellowship was awarded to 178 people, according to the Guggenheim Foundation website. Huang said he is excited and encouraged to receive this award. “(I) feel very humbled, because there have been many great scientists who won this before,” Huang said. “I’m most excited that this fellowship will allow me to focus on what I’m really interested in.” About 3,000 people applied for the prestigious award this year. During the application process, candidates needed to explain the work they plan to do or would continue to do if they were chosen. Huang said he has been working on his research, which focuses on studying interactions between nanoparticles, for a few years. “We propose to use mechanical deformation to change the shape of » See guggenheim, page 7
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More than 100 people, including Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) attended a talk Wednesday evening by Northwestern researchers about advancing the education and income of parents and children simultaneously through two-generation programs. The briefing, which featured speakers from the NU Institute for Policy Research and was held at Evanston Township High School, followed an announcement in February that the Evanston Community Foundation and the IPR would collaborate on a two-generation pilot program in Evanston. Speakers discussed the challenges facing parents completing educational degrees, how income disparities in families can affect children
Local woman named influential LGBT figure Out Magazine named Evanston resident Jennifer Pritzker one of the 50 “most influential LGBT voices in American culture” on Tuesday. Pritzker, the 63-year-old granddaughter of the Hyatt hotel chain founder, is the first transgender billionaire and a member of Forbes 400 family, one of the richest families in America. She is listed as No. 23 on the list, ranking before people such as actress Ellen Page (no. 29),
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My generation Northwestern researchers Sara Goldrick-Rab, Mesmin Destin and Teresa Sommer discuss advancing the education and income of parents and children simultaneously through two-generation programs. More than 100 people attended the briefing.
and difficulties with repaying student loans. Sara Goldrick-Rab, a social policy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said “once upon a
time” the cost of going to college was reasonably low, but that has shifted dramatically.
journalist Don Lemon (no. 27), fashion designer Marc Jacobs (no. 39) and celebrity RuPaul Charles (no. 49). Born James N. Pritzker, the philanthropist and retired army lieutenant colonel publicly announced her decision to change genders in August 2013. Pritzker is currently CEO and president at private wealth management firm Tawani Enterprises. Pritzker graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in history. In 2003, she founded the Pritzker Military Museum & Library with materials she collected pertaining to military history. The library focuses on research and aims to help the public better understand military history and veterans.
In 1995, Pritzker founded the Tawani Foundation, which works to preserve military history and historical sites. The foundation’s mission is to emphasize the importance of the “citizen solider,” preserve historical sites and recognize achievements of military personnel. Through her work with the military, Pritzker has received more than 15 awards recognizing nearly 30 years of service. When she retired from the Illinois National Guard, it bestowed on her the honorary status of colonel. Ellen DeGeneres was named the number one most influential LGBT voice by the magazine.
» See GENERATION, page 7
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McGaw YMCA taps local pastor for president By Paige Leskin
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New leadership is coming to the McGaw YMCA this summer in the form of well-known Evanston pastor Mark A. Dennis Jr. Dennis was selected to replace Bill Geiger as the organization’s CEO and president, YMCA Board of Directors chair Dan Israelite announced last week. “Mark is a seasoned, skilled and compassionate, visionary leader, proven throughout the Evanston community and beyond,” Israelite said in the news release. “He will greatly advance the McGaw YMCA’s mission of strengthening the foundation of the Evanston community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.” Dennis’ attention to respecting differences among people will help him lead the YMCA, he told The Daily. In line with the goals of the organization, Dennis said he wants to be able to bring a diverse group of people together under the same group that will eventually build a better community. When Geiger notified the board of his resignation 18 months ago, Israelite and the Board
Police Blotter Tires of 19 cars slashed Nineteen cars in just four blocks in south Evanston had their tires slashed overnight Monday. The incidents occurred in a residential area in the 500 and 600 blocks of Judson Avenue, the 400 block of Keeney Street and the 700 block of Hinman Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.
hired search consultant group Moriarty/Fox, Inc. to lead the search for a successor. The firm hunt started broadly, including possible candidates from across the country. The firm posted job descriptions on websites and collected dozens of contacts and resumes. The board whittled down its list of more than 80 applicants to eventually pick Dennis, a name many board members were already familiar with. Dennis has worked closely with the YMCA in the past, helping develop programs like Evanston Cradle to Career and Project SOAR, initiatives aimed at benefiting the whole city. Dennis has gained popularity in the Evanston community as a senior pastor at the Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave., for 10 years and counting. Along with this position, his creativity and intuitiveness make him a great fit to direct the YMCA, Maree Bullock said. “Mark colors out of the box,” she said. “He’s a true dynamic, innovative leader. He knows how to compel people to action.” Bullock got to know Dennis when he was president of The Alford Group, a consulting firm geared toward fund development for non-profit organizations. Bullock, the wife of the late founder of the firm, said Dennis’ energetic nature allowed him to help clients
reach their fundraising goals and create effective programs. These skills in finance, Israelite said, are some of the reasons Dennis stood out from the competition. “He’s both youth-centric and Evanstoncentric and able to raise capital,” Israelite said. “It’s our key activity for Evanston over the next five to 10 years.” In the past, Dennis has led successful collaborations among different organizations in the Evanston community, Israelite said. Israelite highlighted Dennis’ work in fostering a partnership between his church and Evanston’s Beth Emet The Free Synagogue. The relationship has helped the two congregations to explore other perspectives in their own city, he said. Dennis called himself a “visionary leader,” who plans to listen to those in Evanston to hone his dream for the YMCA. “I will articulate a vision that people can claim themselves,” he said. “It’s important that people have a chance to get a glimpse of something they haven’t seen.” Dennis will officially take over the new position at the YMCA when Geiger steps down in mid-July.
Police said there does not appear to be any other damage to the vehicles. Some cars had all four tires punctured or slashed, while others had only one or two tires damaged. All the incidents appear to be related but random because not all cars on the four blocks where the incidents occurred were targeted, and there was no pattern to the type of vehicle damaged, Parrott said. Targeted cars included Toyota, Volkswagen and Jeep models, Parrott said. Police said no suspects have yet been
identified, and it is not known whether the damage was done by a single person or multiple people.
4 instances of gang-related graffiti discovered within 2 blocks Four incidents of gang-related graffiti connected to a feud between two rival gangs were discovered in central Evanston on Tuesday morning. Three of the instances of graffiti were found
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on garage doors and a fence in the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue, Parrott said. The other was found less than a block away from the first three, on a garage door in the 1700 block of Brown Avenue. Parrott said the symbols depicted in the four instances of graffiti included symbols and sayings of the Latin Kings street gang, as well as symbols and sayings of the Spanish Gangster Disciples.
SPEND WINTER 2015 IN WASHINGTON D.C. Have you ever dreamed of rubbing elbows with the movers and shakers on Capitol Hill? Would you like to learn how D.C. operates from the inside as legislators, the Obama administration and advocacy groups grapple with key issues facing the country? The Northwestern undergraduate program in Washington is an exciting opportunity for students to gain invaluable knowledge and experience about how DC operates, working as interns in the mix of organizations involved in a variety of important national issues while taking seminars in privacy and civil liberties in an era of National Security Agency scandals, and presidential power versus congressional clout. The program, which provides four units of academic credit through the internship/practicum and two seminars, also gives students the opportunity to forge ongoing relationships with organizations and companies in D.C. that have yielded subsequent internships and jobs. The program is offered every winter quarter so that students are there to witness either an inaugural address or a State of the Union address. Students work out of Medill’s D.C. Bureau at 1325 G Street, NW, Suite 730, about two blocks from the Metro Center subway stop.
If you are interested in ﬁnding out more about the Winter 2015 program, attend a meeting on Thursday, April 24, at 4:30 pm in McCormick Tribune Center, Room 2-111. If you are interested but can’t attend the meeting, please contact Prof. Ellen Shearer at email@example.com.
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Holy Week Triduum Schedule Holy Thursday, April 17 Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 18
Stations of the Cross 3 p.m. Reading of the Passion 7:30 p.m. Veneration of the Cross until 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 Easter Vigil 9 p.m.
Easter Sunday Masses 9:30 & 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
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On Campus ‘Lilliput’ hosts panel on art, memory By Mark ficken
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The team behind the upcoming performance of “The Lilliput Troupe” held a panel Wednesday discussing the role of theater and art in remembering the Holocaust. The panel, which was moderated by Lillian Gerstner (Communication ’73), director of special projects at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, was held in the Theatre and Interpretation Center and drew about 50 people. Other panel members included Writing Program Prof. Phyllis Lassner, associate theatre Prof. Harvey Young and English and theatre Prof. Tracy C. Davis. “I think to the extent that theater can bring a narrative, personalized depiction of any story of genocide sensitively rendered, to an extent is asking to provoke debate as well as learning,” Davis said. “The Lilliput Troupe,” which was written by Communication senior Gaby FeBland, is based on a true story about the lives of the Ovitz family, a Jewish family of traveling musicians from Romania. Seven members of the family were dwarves and were sent to Auschwitz during the Holocaust. While at Auschwitz, Josef Mengele, infamous for his human experimentation, subjected them to his tortures. Remarkably, the entire family survived the ordeal and continued performing. The new play chronicles a vaudeville performance after their liberation that showcases their time in the concentration camp. The show, which is produced by Vertigo, will run from April 24 to 26. “For them, creative expression was their form of remembrance,” FeBland said. “I think it’s important now because the last survivor will die in our lifetime. It’s up to us.” Lassner explained that theater remained an important part of Holocaust victims’ lives. She said performances continued in the ghettos and concentration camps, despite the Nazi goal of destroying Jewish culture. “Different media can narrate and interpret
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telling stories Associate theater Prof. Harvey Young and Jewish Studies Prof. Phyllis Lassner speak Wednesday evening at “Creative Expression as a Form of Remembrance: A Panel Discussion on Art and the Holocaust.” The panel, hosted by “The Lilliput Troupe,” focused on forms of storytelling appropriate for depicting the Holocaust and why telling Holocaust stories continues to serve an important purpose.
Holocaust history, particularly by focusing on specific events or on survivors and second and third generations of survivors,” she said. The panel also discussed the growing trend of depicting the Holocaust through theater, leading to the creation of the Holocaust Theater Archive, which aims to research, catalogue, produce and record works produced during World War II, and new works performed in remembrance of the Holocaust. The Archive is run by the National Jewish Theater Foundation. Remembrance has also spread to public art as several countries throughout Europe are installing raised Stolpersteine, or stumbling stones, outside the former addresses of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. “It provides that sense of immediacy, that here where I walk now, they once lived, and otherwise we
might very easily not remember them,” Gerstner said. “You make a conscious effort to read a book, to go to the movies or to see a play, but throughout the rest of our daily lives we sometimes choose to ignore it.” While survivors like Elie Wiesel explain that it is impossible for people to truly understand the horror of the Holocast, Lassner believes the survivors can help us gain better knowledge. She said working with the survivors is the best way to get as close to understanding what happened as possible. “We can’t judge, but we can gather the knowledge to get as close as the survivors and victims can help us, which will produce this barrier,” she said. “That should not stop us from attempting to learn what we can.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC APRIL 18 - 20
Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale with Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel Choir and Motet Choir: James MacMillan’s St. John Passion Pick-Staiger, 7:30 p.m. $12/6
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Stop the presses Fusion celebrates 10 years with ‘Hot Off The Press’ BY SARAH RENSE
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‘from serious to sexy to hilarious’ Celebrating its 10 anniversary, Fusion Dance Company will present “HOT OFF THE PRESS” Friday and Saturday. Different segments of the show were inspired by different sections of a newspaper, such as crime, fashion, style and nightlife.
tryouts. “I’m probably the least formally-trained person on Fusion. I wanted to join to learn from people who have years and years of classical training,” Lee said. This is Lee’s first themed show, and it took hours of preparation with the whole company to get it down.
“It’s a bit stressful at times because it is difficult for me to go at the pace that they go because everyone in Fusion is so good,” Lee said. “But everyone on Fusion I consider family, and I can see myself growing as a dancer and as a person.” So why go see Lee’s first and Staricha’s last themed Fusion show? “I crack up every time watching it,” Staricha
said. “I feel like it flips a lot from serious to sexy to hilarious, so I think everyone will be pretty entertained.” “It’s an incredible amount of talent from each member,” Lee added. “And obviously everyone in Fusion is super attractive, so that’s a bonus.” email@example.com
Expecting what’s unexpected: Reviewing ‘Tailspin’ and ‘Festival of Devised Works’
Usually, when reviewing a show, the audience has some semblance of what to expect — whether it’s a drama, a comedy, a musical or something in between. But sometimes, shows give the audience no hints as to what they should expect, as was the case with last weekend’s “Tailspin” and “Festival of Devised Works.” With shows like these, individual reactions are going to vary, and your experience will depend on what you come in expecting. “Tailspin,” a special event hosted by Arts Alliance in Annie May Swift Hall, was one of two things: either a cabaret of songs with a weak narrative or a jukebox-like theatrical event with some weak song choices. I don’t know which. The show was billed as a “musical revue” (a fairly nebulous term) but was put on by a theater board and mostly features people involved in theater. But, I will say, perhaps not labeling theater columnist @admiralzachbarr
“Tailspin” is the best way to talk about it. I was inclined initially to criticize it for focusing more on vocal performances rather than the small semblances of story that were introduced, but then there were a few consecutive songs (“Killer Instinct” and the powerful trio of “Poison and Wine,” “A Case of You” and “Love is Blindness”) that really began to sell me on the idea that “Tailspin” was more theatrical than musical. The acting in most songs after that was better, and Communication freshman Jacob Kogan’s reactions as the central “devil” did seem to tie things together. But, ultimately, not giving “Tailspin” a label makes it hard for me to criticize it because I didn’t know what I should have expected. I’ll say this then: If you had gone expecting a cabaret of songs by nice singers, it provides but has a random narrative attached. If you had gone for the theatrics, there are some songs that fall flat, but it’s entertaining to watch. There doesn’t seem to be a central message, but, again, I don’t think it’s trying to have one.
Overall, it’s a nice idea and makes for a nice evening. For theater with a message, I would transition to Spectrum’s “Festival of Devised Works,” but even that connection begins to break down. Devised theater (theater that starts with no script) often forms from a message about society or life, whatever the ensemble wants to say. But the three offerings of the festival in Shanley Pavilion last weekend seemed to run the entire — well, spectrum — of devised theater. Directed by Communication sophomore Nikki Rosengren, “(comes true.)” didn’t seem to have any clear message upfront but instead told a generally entertaining and legitimately frightening story of dream-watching. On the far other end, “Hello, My Name Is ______.,” directed by Communication freshman Maggie Monahan, was nothing but message, sacrificing any storyline for repeated examples, which all drove home the message but were not particularly engaging.
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Ugh, what’s with this cold snap? We had a few days of beautiful weather, and now back to clouds, rain and cold. Luckily, I found a delicious and hearty soup recipe to keep out the chill. With a quick trip to Whole Foods Market or Jewel-Osco and a few pots and pans, it’s easy to make scrumptious meals in your dorm or apartment. This week, I took over the kitchen in Allison Hall to make this cheap and easy recipe. I’m a big fan of soups because they’re usually easy, cheap and really hit the spot on a cold or rainy day. This soup has lots of vegetables, beans, meat and even a little spicy kick to keep you on your toes — it is, in effect, just a wonderful recipe. One quick note about this recipe: Yes, the serving size is eight, and that is huge. But what this translates to for those of us who don’t live with seven other people is many meals of perfectly reheatable leftovers. Soup, unlike most food, doesn’t get progressively worse as you wait to eat it. It doesn’t get soggy or mealy or even taste like the inside of a freezer (freezer burn is my personal archenemy). As long as you don’t add the cheese, tortillas or other toppings until you are eating each serving, this dish will be just as good on day two, three or four.
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Fusion Dance Company, Northwestern’s premiere hip-hop group, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new show Friday and Saturday. The show, called “Fusion Dance Co. Presents: HOT OFF THE PRESS,” is a completely studentproduced performance centered on the theme of newspapers. McCormick senior Kelly Staricha, Fusion’s artistic director, said her segment of the show is based on the fashion and style section of a newspaper, while other pieces focus on other sections like crime and nightlife. “We thought the newspaper theme gave a lot of different options to people and would give us diversity for the show, from hard-hitting to funny to serious,” Staricha explained. Fusion is putting in long hours of rehearsal to bring “Hot off the Press” to the stage, and while it’s been stressful at times, Staricha said she’s excited. “It’s awesome,” she said, “And it’s great to see how much we’ve grown over the last 10 years … how our choreography has developed and how diverse we’ve become.” After four years of watching the company grow, this is Staricha’s last performance with Fusion, and she wants her final show to be as exciting for the audience as it is for the dancers. Some of the pieces involve the people in the crowd, and she hopes the auditorium gets loud. “Have a good time. We appreciate a fun audience that cheers and interacts with us,” Staricha said. So this weekend, expect some audience participation and maybe even some audience inspiration. At a Fusion show last year, Weinberg sophomore Andrew Lee was just another face in the seats. Now, he’s wrapping up his first year as a member of the company. “I always liked dancing, but I never did formal choreography training,” Lee explained. “At a Fusion show last year, I wanted to be on stage, and I wanted to be on stage with them.” This past summer, Lee pushed himself to practice four hours a day, five days a week at a studio near his home to prepare for Fusion
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Interestingly, “The Story of You,” directed by Communication sophomore Justin Shannin, hit dead center with well-rounded characters and a message that is present but up to interpretation. For what it’s worth, I liked “The Story of You” the most because of that balance. I never felt it was lacking message, but it did build to a satisfactory conclusion (rather than Monahan’s, which seemed to build to nothing). As for “(comes true.),” though certainly confusing and plot-holed, it was entertaining and contained some of the best performances of the night. But, ultimately, what you get out of these shows depends on what you come in expecting. For story, Rosengren’s play was certainly something original. For message, Monahan’s piece presented one purely and simply. And Shannin and his ensemble were happy to provide a show that seemed to nicely blend the two. firstname.lastname@example.org
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4 cups hot water 3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained 3 tablespoons cornmeal 5 small corn tortillas Optional toppings: cheese, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, onions
Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced One 10-ounce can diced tomatoes green chiles, such as Rotel 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 2. Mix together the cumin, 1 teaspoon of the chili powder, the garlic powder and salt. 3. Drizzle the chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture. Set the rest of the spice mixture aside. 4. Bake until the chicken is cooked all the way through, 15 to 20 minutes. 5. Remove it from the oven. Cut the chicken into cubes and set aside. 6. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
7. Throw in the onions, green and red bell peppers, garlic and the rest of the spice mixture. Optional but recommended: Add 1/4 teaspoon extra chili powder for heat. 8. Stir to cook the vegetables until they begin to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. 9. Add the cubed chicken and diced tomatoes, juice and all. Also add the chicken broth, hot water and tomato paste. 10. Stir to combine, bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. 11. Add the drained black beans. 12. Mix together the cornmeal with 1/2 cup water. Add the mixture to the pot and then simmer the soup for 10 to 15 minutes. 13. Cut the tortillas into uniform 2- to 3-inch strips. Add one tortilla’s worth of strips to each bowl and then add any other toppings. I highly recommend cheese — I used the Mexican cheese blend. email@example.com
Evaluating local options for Passover Subway, Jimmy John’s, Cosi, Einstein Bros, Panera Bread. All sandwich shops. All less than one block from campus. These bread-filled heavens mock me as I walk past. The sourdough rolls taunt me at every meal. It feels like the freshly-baked muffins are out to get me. I’m a tortured soul. This week is Passover, and I’m bitter about it. It’s not that I dislike the holiday itself. In fact, I have very fond memories of matzo ball soup, afikomen scavenger hunts and Seder dinners. In my youth (because now I’m almost a jaded twentysomething aka not youthful), I looked forward to seeing friends and family and would practice the Four Questions until I felt my performance would be Tony-worthy. But then the Seder would end. Then everyone would leave, and by day four, all of the delicious kosher-for-Passover leftovers would be gone. And young me, the world’s most annoyingly picky eater, would be left with nothing but buttered matzo. And let me tell you something about buttered matzo: It gets old. Fast. The degree to which a Jew observes Passover can vary: Some people don’t alter their dietary restrictions at all, and others follow excruciatingly strict regulations. For my family, leavened products like cookies, cakes and breads are a no-go. We also don’t eat grains like pasta and rice and stay away from peanuts. Others only eat certified kosher foods and don’t eat things like corn syrup. At home, these restrictions were
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challenging to follow. At school, I’ve found it even more difficult. Sure, the embarrassingly sparse kosher-for-Passover table in each dining hall is an option, but the lack of variety leaves much to be desired. So, in an effort to rid myself of eating buttered matzo for the fourth straight meal, I sought to part the Red Sea of leavened products in the pursuit of a delicious meal that was kosher for Passover. My go-to downtown Evanston locations were most certainly not going to cut it. Chipotle, Dave’s Italian Kitchen and Bat 17 were off the table as the menus of all three locations are dominated by carbs. Instead, I turned my attention to Prairie Moon, an American restaurant with a southwest vibe located at 1502 Sherman Ave. Because my definition of kosher for Passover is a little bit looser than some people’s, there are a number of items on
the Prairie Moon menu that I can have this week. I’ve had the New Mexican painted soup before, and the savory butternut squash base mixed with a bit of a kick from some poblano peppers is absolutely delicious. For a main course, my favorite wild turkey sandwich was obviously not going to happen, so I looked at the salad options. I love the combination of goat cheese and toasted nuts on a salad, so the Martha’s Vineyard salad would make an excellent choice even if I didn’t have to keep kosher for Passover. There are without a doubt excellent kosher options in Evanston, and for less than $15, I was able to find a meal I would eat with or without dietary restrictions. Plus, if the wear and tear of Passover really has you craving something yummy, Bennison’s is currently churning out some stellar macarons. firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve all been there: It’s your first sexy sleepover with a new guy (or girl), and you’re panicking. You’re worried he’ll smell your morning breath or you’ll kick her in your sleep or you’ll have bad sex and things will be awkward … The list goes on. I’m here to tell you to relax because it will be OK, I promise. Whether this sleepover is planned or unplanned — as many of mine tend to be — it always helps to be prepared in some small way to put your mind at ease so you can focus on all the amazing sexy things you’re about to indulge in. I’ll tackle a few issues that can arise when you’re crashing somewhere that isn’t your own apartment so you can learn from my mistakes and have a smashing time. First and foremost, do not forget condoms. Nothing kills the mood faster than a) unsafe sex or b) having to run to a gas station around the block. Similarly, if you’re a girl who takes birth control every night like me, don’t forget your pill pack. I’m never ashamed to pop my pill in front of a guy, but if you’re a little more conservative than me about that sort of thing, you can always take a bathroom break and discreetly take it there. As I mentioned, most of my sleepovers tend to be unplanned; that is, I go on a good date and end up going home with the guy. Even though there’s not much preparation you can do for this, I like to always bring a bigger purse on dates if I think there’s even the potential for a sleepover. I stock it up with a fresh pair of panties, a toothbrush, deodorant, makeup wipes, perfume and some makeup essentials so the next morning I can commute home without looking or feeling like a dirty zombie. That being said, don’t go crazy. If you pull a Monopoly board out of your purse and claim you “had no idea you’d be staying over,” he or she might run for the hills — and rightfully so. There’s a definite benefit to always being over-prepared, though, and having the right essentials at your disposal will work wonders to keep you from frantically chewing gum in lieu of brushing your teeth. Another scary aspect of the first sleepover (and my personal worst nightmare): What if he has a twin bed? Call me spoiled, but I can barely sleep in a twin by myself, let alone with another person crammed in next to me. Although it might limit your sex positions on the bed, maybe it will inspire you to get kinky somewhere else, like in the kitchen or the shower. When you’re done doing the nasty, twin beds at the very least make for an optimal cuddling atmosphere. Though it might be preferable to at least have the option of personal space, unfortunately, all you can do is deal with it, since I think it might be a little shocking to announce that you’re spending the night on the floor. If it truly hurts you to your core, all you can do is announce that the next sleepover has a new venue: your place. (Or just spend the whole night having sex and forego sleeping altogether.) The most nerve-wracking part of the whole experience is usually waking up the next morning. Ladies, don’t do that thing women do in movies where they run to the bathroom to freshen up before their partner wakes up. It’s weird and you’re better off just going au natural. The makeup I mentioned I bring in my bag? I rarely put it to use, and I would only apply it after waking up while my partner and I were both getting ready to leave. That brings me to my final point: How do you know when is the right time to be on your merry way? The easiest solution is to have something on your schedule (even if it’s made up) that is in the mid-morning that you need to get to. Unless it’s a planned sleepover and you’d talked about getting brunch, it’s best not to hang around too long. Once, a guy left me alone in his apartment after our first night together, and I found it strange and confusing. Try to leave by 10 a.m. so neither your nor your partner’s day is wasted. However, this is totally circumstantial advice; if the vibe is good and you want to spend more time together, don’t run out the door just because I told you to. Bonus tip: I would never turn down morning sex, and I would advise you not to either. I sincerely hope that your next sleepover is fabulous and stress-free. Don’t panic, and enjoy a night of sex and (hopefully) cuddles. As always, stay safe and stay sexy! email@example.com
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How to become an NHL fan in time for playoffs BOB HAYES
After a long, freezing winter here in Evanston, the weather is sort of beginning to heat up, which can only mean one thing: it’s finally hockey season! It’s nice that hockey is a springto-summer sport so that hockey fans can escape the unbearably hot 40-degree spring days for their pleasantly cool icebox-turned-sportsarenas. What’s that, you say? Hockey has been going on since October? Who knew? In all honesty, hockey is a great sport, but it is tough for fans to get into during the regular season because the 82 games feel relatively meaningless. Fans often make the same argument regarding the NBA, but it carries even more weight for the NHL, since its playoffs annually display far more parity than the NBA playoffs. It is tough to find data on the subject, but if you go through the playoff results over the last decade, the frequency of upsets – including a 7-versus-8 Eastern Conference Finals in 2010 –stands out. Thus, simply getting into the playoffs, as 16 of
the 30 NHL teams do, is mostly what matters. Even if you did not realize your city had a playoff hockey team – I’m looking at you, natives of Columbus, Ohio – now is the time to act like you know hockey has been going on for months. The parity is a significant part of what makes the Stanley Cup Playoffs so exciting. Anybody in the entire tournament has a shot. Because of the harsh salary cap in the NHL, all of the teams possess rosters with relatively equal talent. And because of the small sample of scores in a game – especially since playoff games generally have lower goal totals – one goal can swing an entire series. Most exciting of all, there are few things more fun to watch in sports than sudden-death overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The teams go until a goal is scored, and since playoff hockey often features red-hot goalies, it is common for playoff games to go deep into the night. Due to the new division realignment, you can actually make a Stanley Cup Playoff bracket. You know what they say:
there’s nothing like that first Wednesday of the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Wait, that was yesterday? Oh, shoot, guys, we missed it already. Anyway, the new alignment of the divisions makes it so that there actually is a concrete playoff bracket, which makes the playoffs easier to follow for newer fans. So what can you do to act like you have been watching? Assuming you at least know what color sweaters your team wears on the ice, the next step is to check who your team’s captain and goalie are. If your team is lucky enough to
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What we’ve learned from the Civil Rights Act JONATHAN ROACH
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As we commemorate the breakthrough piece of legislation, it is worth asking what lessons we learned from it. When President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed the nation before signing the bill, he articulated that its purposes, among many, were “to end divisions” and “to promote … a deeper respect for human dignity.” Although we have made a lot of progress on both of these goals, there is still work to be done and many obstacles to overcome. Recently it occurred to me that it is widely accepted to refer to a woman sexually interested only in women as “a lesbian.” However, it would be considered at best weird and at worst pejorative to refer to a man sexually interested only in men as “a gay.” Instead we say that he “is gay” or “is a gay man.” Why does the difference matter? It is demeaning to refer to a person only by one aspect of her identity. That is to say, when we refer to her as “a lesbian,” we are reducing her from a person with wonderful complexities to only her sexual
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orientation. Sexual orientation is significant and should not go ignored, but the most important thing is a person’s human dignity. While this might be dismissed as merely a call for political correctness, it is instead a plea for correctness of thought. Continuing to use terms that obscure someone’s human dignity will not directly influence others in the way that politically incorrect words such as the N-word or the C-word do. In fact, chances are that nobody who hears or reads the utterance will feel offended. For example, in all the discussion of this year’s Best Picture winner at the Oscars, I never once encountered someone arguing that the title should be changed to “12 Years Enslaved.” Rather, the language you choose directly affects yourself. Every time you refer to people without making an effort to emphasize their human dignity, you train your brain to understand them as less than people. For example, at Northwestern it is common to hear someone define themselves or others by their major, as in “He’s a theatre major, she’s a theatre major.” There is a notable difference in saying instead “a person majoring in theatre.” Through mere terminology, we make ourselves forget that majoring in theatre is not the only thing that matters to the person. To be clear, it is not our language alone that reduces people to their demographic names. Often
such language stems ultimately from maliciousness, ones that intentionally attempt to obscure a person’s human dignity. But, to invoke the argument made by George Orwell in “Politics of the English Language,” an effect can become a cause, one that reinforces the original cause and intensifies the effect. Namely, our language preserves the sentiments of those who wanted to diminish others. At some point, it may seem that this type of language is awkward and cumbersome. The argument may even follow that it gets in the way of the efficient communication needed to solve more urgent issues. Are we going to worry about a few lost syllables when same-sex marriage is not even recognized in most states in the country? I sympathize with this rebuttal, but it misses the main idea. When we think about other people, we still have the choice to focus on what divides us or on what unites us. When we use language, we can reduce people or we can promote a deeper respect for their human dignity. We can either let the legacy of the Civil Rights Act fade away or we can revive it and make it stronger than ever. Jonathan Roach is a Weinberg sophomore. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to email@example.com.
lift the Stanley Cup, as mine has twice in the last four years, your captain will be the first to hoist the Cup. More importantly, your goalie will likely be the most valuable player on the journey to the Cup. The most important thing you are probably wondering is why you should even bother pretending that you are an avid hockey fan. Well, while hockey has fewer fans than other top American sports, its fan bases are all exceptionally passionate about their respective teams. Go to a restaurant, bar or watch party this weekend and feel the energy when your team scores its first goal. By June, you will understand how amazing it feels to score 2 goals in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup. If you really don’t feel like watching guys in beards figure skate with wooden poles for months, you can do what half the city of Chicago did last year and shamelessly bandwagon your team’s Stanley Cup parade in June. Is there a better way to celebrate a sunny summer day than skipping work to enjoy beverages with your local ice-fishing – I mean, hockey – squad? Bob Hayes is a Weinberg freshman. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to email@example.com.
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renovation of Kresge Hall and the development of the ‘Garage,’ a location focused on giving student entrepreneurs a productive space to develop their initiatives. In response to a question about increasing the amount of money available for transportation services, Sunshine said it is difficult to continually increase funding to satisfy all students and faculty because this has been a common concern over the past several years. “I’m very sympathetic,” Sunshine said. “We have added and added and added, but I’ll tell you in the time that I’ve been here, there has never been a year where the faculty and/or students haven’t wanted more. And we tried to be as responsive to that as we can be. But it’s very expensive for us, and it bumps up against all the other priorities we have.” He added that he is open to new ideas and will try to be as accommodating as possible. Senate also debated specific voting order code revisions in an effort to ensure Senators are held accountable for their votes and to increase transparency within Senator’s decisions. Members of ASG debated over the logistics of engaging in a secret ballot vote and proposed an amendment to the code revision which would eliminate certain bans on whether or not Senators can
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nanoparticles to turn them into a shape that intrinsically they have very, very weak interactions,” Huang said. “And such particles will be very exciting because they don’t stick to each other.” Diermeier said he is very honored to be chosen as a Guggenheim Fellow and it will allow him to finish his research, which he has been working on for a while. “This is a project basically to study voting and to develop new models of voting behavior that are mathematical in nature, but include some psychological processes that we know from experimental research,” Diermeier said.
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BUDGET TALKS Eugene Sunshine discusses the details of Northwestern’s operating budget with ASG senators at the ASG Senate session Wednesday night. Sunshine, NU’s vice president for business and finance, will be retiring at the end of this year after 17 years with NU.
motion to enact a secret ballot vote. Members of ASG ultimately decided to move the order to formal legislation which will be discussed next week. Senate discussed allotting money from the Project Pool to JobCat, a website focused on helping NU students find jobs with Evanston residents, in order to fund an ad for the organization in Spoon Magazine. email@example.com Fellowship recipients are chosen in a number of different categories, ranging from fine arts to linguistics. Once applications are received, they are reviewed based on field category and ranked by past Guggenheim Fellows. Then, the selection committee determines the number of fellowships given in each category and gives its final recommendation to the Board of Trustees. According to the Guggenheim Foundation website, the Fellowships are described as “midcareer awards.” “You’re being recognized for what you’ve accomplished now, and then there’s an expectation that you got to do great things in the future as well,” Diermeier said. firstname.lastname@example.org
“We also will hold occasional live sessions that will be done in an appropriate time to account for the time zone difference,” he said. “The local faculty will be present in the classrooms each week to do additional lectures if needed.” Adam Kashuba, director of professional development and post-baccalaureate programs for the School of Continuing Studies, said the school is considering offering programs such as project management and accounting, but future offerings will ultimately depend on market needs and demand. The Bridge School started in October 2013, which itself was a joint venture between Indian media company HT Media Ltd and the U.S.-based Apollo Global Inc.
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“Today about 75 percent of Americans are finding it hard to afford even a public fouryear institution,” she said. “Under that system, it no longer seems so progressive to take our limited resources and distribute them across all types of schools and across all years of education.” Two-generation programs, those that link education and job training for low-income parents with high-quality education for young children, are the solution that speakers advocated for to create educational success and economic security. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, a human development and social policy professor at NU, said two-generation programs will be more successful than simply having children in early childhood education alone. “The two-generation programs that target parents and children simultaneously will have a greater short-term and long-term impact on children’s success and life opportunities over
Shapiro said The Bridge School originally proposed the partnership to NU, and School of Continuing Studies dean Thomas Gibbons and India Education Services CEO Rajesh Puri have headed the project. Linzer said the partnership would help bring needed professional training to India and that the two schools are a good match. “The Bridge School in India is an attempt to bring educational opportunities to a much broader spectrum of Indian society than currently has access to this kind of higher education experience,” he said. “Our School of Continuing Studies has really pioneered online education that delivers high quality programs to students who then have access to this independent of geography.” email@example.com time,” Chase-Lansdale said. Two-generation programs already exist in 22 out of 50 states according to Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a hub that is investing in these programs nationwide, including the pilot in Evanston run by NU and ECF, Dance Marathon’s secondary beneficiary for 17 years. Teresa Eckrich Sommer, a 20-year citizen of Evanston and an IPR researcher said Evanston is a good place for this program because of its many initiatives to help “increase connections between early learning and elementary school and increase the engagement of parents across the lifespan of their children’s education.” David Figlio, the director for the IPR and a NU professor of education and social policy, said the program can be fruitful. “It’s clear that the challenges are very great, but it’s also clear that the opportunities are very great,” he said. “Ultimately, it’s really about trying to help to make sure that everybody has a chance and as great of an opportunity as possible.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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