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on March 24, including the approval of a new animal control policy and the creation of an Evanston Animal Shelter Fund. The CARE board of directors responded to the provisions Friday
in a letter to Bobkiewicz. Bobkiewicz said in his memorandum to the committee it is “unclear” to him if “CARE wishes to engage in further
The shooting happened at 7:39 p.m. on West Howard Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco. A 24-year-old man was taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., where he was later pronounced dead, Pacheco said. A 33-yearold man was transported to St. Francis with gunshot wounds to the hip and stomach and was in serious condition.
A third victim walked into St. Francis with a gunshot wound to the right clavicle, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. The victim, a 27-year-old man, was in stable condition at St. Francis, Greer said. The shooting occurred near the Chicago-Evanston border.
“Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do” has been selected as the book for the 2014-15 One Book One Northwestern program. “Whistling Vivaldi,” written by social psychologist Claude Steele, tackles issues of race and the role of stereotypes in society. The book will be mandatory reading for the class of 2018 this summer. Eugene Lowe, who chairs the book selection committee made up of faculty, students and people previously involved with One Book programming, learned about a traveling exhibit on race coming to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in October and felt the book would be an interesting complement. “One of the topics that we like to find ways to address in some regular way in the University have to do with issues of race in difference and experience of different students, and in the process of thinking of that, the title of Claude Steele’s ‘Whistling Vivaldi’ came to our attention,” he said. After members of the committee read the book over Winter Break, they discussed the ability of “Whistling Vivaldi” to translate to additional programming throughout next year. Lowe, a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and assistant to the University President, then took the recommendation to President Morton Schapiro for approval in January. Theatre Prof. Harvey Young, associate chair of the Theatre department, was chosen as next year’s One Book faculty chair, which means he will focus on programming and activities related to “Whistling Vivaldi.” Young said during the past year, about 60 events were held relating to this year’s book, “The Last Hunger Season.” He plans for a similar number of events next year between NU’s Evanston, Chicago and Qatar campuses. The events will range from theater performances to speakers to a visit to the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit at the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, co-sponsored by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Lowe said Young was selected because of his background and ability to look at issues through an artistic lens. “We wanted someone whose work is deeply engaged in these issues, and I thought it was a particularly interesting opportunity to have someone who comes at these issues from a vantage of theater and performance studies,” Lowe said. Young was not involved with the book selection process but said he thinks the book is a good choice and hopes it will help ignite important conversations across campus. “I think that it’s a book that asks
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STATE YOUR CASE ASG executive vice presidential candidates Erik Zorn and Ronak Patel, as well as presidential candidates Julia Watson and Alex Deitchman, square off in the only campaign debate Monday night. The election will take place Wednesday.
Candidates present vision for NU By ciara mccarthy
daily senior staffer @mccarthy_ciara
Associated Student Government presidential candidates Alex Deitchman and Julia Watson debated Northwestern’s “We Will” capital fundraising campaign, Senate reform and the inclusivity of the campus environment during Monday evening’s 2014 presidential
Woman in custody after 3 hit-and-run crashes
A person is in custody in connection with a series of three car crashes in Evanston on Sunday morning that injured four people, including the driver. The 63-year-old woman in custody was driving the 2007 Toyota Camry which was involved in the crashes. She is currently at St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., receiving treatment. Preliminary tests for alcohol and illicit substances came back negative. The first hit-and-run crash occurred in the intersection of Church Street and Ridge Avenue in downtown Evanston at approximately 10:30 a.m, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. In the second crash a short time later, the same car struck another car and a motor scooter in south Evanston in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue. Police said the drivers of those two vehicles sustained minor injuries. Parrott said the third crash occurred nearby in the intersection of Custer Avenue and Main Street. The woman hit a 48-year-old on his bike. The cyclist, a Chicago resident, was admitted to the intensive care unit in the same hospital as the driver and was in serious condition as of 5 p.m. Monday. Police are currently determining criminal charges. — Julian Gerez
debate. About 35 people, which consisted of mostly ASG representatives, gathered to watch the presidential and executive vice presidential tickets discuss their platforms and topical issues on campus, using some student-submitted questions. The presidential candidates’ discussion was framed largely around their different experiences. Deitchman painted himself and his running mate Ronak Patel as a duo
that would fundamentally change how ASG operates. He also said his life experience would be an asset in working with NU administrators. “When I was your age I was ... being deployed to Iraq,” Deitchman said. “Eight years later, and now I’m here.” Deitchman, 27, said his age meant administrators would take him seriously. Watson, a Weinberg junior, countered this statement saying that maturity mattered more than age
when interacting with administrators. She noted she had been taken seriously in all of her past interactions with NU officials in her previous roles in ASG. “I don’t think that’s a negative aspect of our ticket at all,” Watson said. “There’s been a lot of different conversations that I’ve been involved in that I have been taken seriously in.” » See Debate, page 7
CARE heads to City Council By julian gerez
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The Evanston Human Services Committee decided Monday to recommend that City Council not negotiate further with the Community Animal Rescue Effort about new proposals that would govern the city’s relationship with CARE and other volunteer animal organizations. Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) said no matter what happens with the future of the shelter, there should be the respect, cooperation and communication for “any kind of partnership to work” between the city and the organization that runs the shelter. “Everybody has fault in this, and I think the city has fault in this,” Holmes said. “But we’ve learned and we want to move forward.” Last week, aldermen on the committee decided that if CARE is to continue working with the city, it must accept the provisions put forward by city manager Wally Bobkiewicz
Man killed, another wounded near Howard CTA
A man was killed and two others were wounded after a shooting Monday near the Chicago Transit Authority station on Howard Street, according to police.
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STEPPING UP Gail Lovinger Goldblatt, a member of the CARE board, raises concerns Monday with city manager Wally Bobkiewicz’s proposals on the future of city relationships with volunteer animal organizations.
» See Care, page 7
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In Evanston, one of the greatest needs for our arts sector is the availability of affordable space, be it for studio, office, class or performance use.
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Vacant building to house indoor soccer By PAIGE LESKIN
the daily northwestern @paigeleskin
Evanstonâ€™s unpredictable weather of all kinds â€” snow, bitter cold, gusting winds â€” will no longer be an issue for the cityâ€™s youth soccer program. An indoor soccer facility for more than 40 teams is scheduled to open in April, Evanston Soccer Association vice president Lander Brown said. â€œWe were looking for a place we could call home,â€? he said. â€œIt turned out better than any of us could have ever imagined.â€? Team Evanston, which runs soccer teams for high school boys and girls, chose a vacant building located at 2025 Dempster St. Turf was laid down to transform the space, formerly a warehouse, into four small soccer fields, Brown said. When initially looking for a place, Brown and the other board members looked for a facility that would be â€œa safe place for kids to practice.â€? The building provides the organization with the opportunity not only to have indoor soccer training, but also to have administrative offices for staff, he said. Team Evanston board president Matt Tobin said the organization has had the idea for an indoor center since he began his term three years ago. â€œWe wanted to provide a true effective yearround soccer experience,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s a tremendous asset for the current community we serve.â€?
Police Blotter Money, laptop taken from 27 Live More than $1,000 and a laptop were stolen from a downtown Evanston restaurant early Friday morning. Someone shattered the rear glass door of 27 Live, 1012 Church St., and took about $1,200 from four cash registers, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. A contractor working for the owner discovered the broken
Source: Lander Brown
kickinâ€™ it The interior of a newly constructed Evanston indoor soccer facility is shown. The space will allow local soccer programs to play in all weather conditions.
Tobin said Evanstonâ€™s brutal weather, which often brings chilly temperatures and precipitation, frequently forces practices and games to be cancelled. Currently, teams have to either practice in small school gymnasiums or travel as far as Highland Park and Palatine, Ill., to play at indoor fields. Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), whose daughter plays soccer, complained about the long trips for tournaments and games. â€œIt translates into economic dollars door of the establishment at 8 a.m., police said. Two cash registers from the front and the back of the restaurant were found either damaged or missing. A Gateway laptop was also stolen. Parrott said no suspects have been identified in the case.
About $300 worth of womenâ€™s leggings stolen
About $300 worth of womenâ€™s leggings were taken from a store in downtown Evanston on
â€” tournament fees, hotels, eating, entertainment,â€? he said. â€œIt keeps (residents) in town; they no longer have to leave Evanston.â€? The soccer facility is located only a few blocks from Evanston Township High School. This proximity allows for a potential collaboration between the high schoolâ€™s soccer program and Team Evanston, Braithwaite said. Tobin and Brown said that while the indoor space will primarily be for Team Evanston administration and the organizationâ€™s teams, the board is still looking into how else the facility could be used. Brown said theyâ€™re considering hosting soccer workshops, as well as making it available to ETHS sports teams for practice. â€œWeâ€™re determining what to do outside of soccer,â€? Brown said. â€œWeâ€™ll talk about what our utilization is. The opportunities right now are limitless.â€? Team Evanston is planning to use the addition of indoor space as a way to expand the soccer program to more of the community, both in Evanston and in surrounding towns, Tobin said. He called the new space a â€œtremendous leverageâ€? for the organizationâ€™s push to make soccer a year-round intensive sport. â€œItâ€™s an opportunity to build up our club,â€? he said. â€œNow that we understand the work involved to get there, we can look at growth and transformation.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org Friday afternoon. A man stole five pairs of leggings from Title Nine, 816 1/2 Church St., while an employee was occupied with another customer, police said. Parrott said the employee who reported the theft said she felt something was not quite right before she discovered the missing athletic pants. Police said there is no indication of any video evidence at the store. Â â€” Julian Gerez
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Trustees donate $4 million for student startup incubator See story on page 6
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Bienen talks NLRB consequences By patrick Svitek
daily senior staffer @PatrickSvitek
Former University President Henry Bienen weighed in Monday night on Northwestern football players’ push to form a union, again raising the possibility of schools like NU leaving Division I football if they have to bargain with their teams. “It’s not a prediction so much as I think it would be considered,” he told The Daily. “I hope it doesn’t come to that.” Bienen’s comments echo similar ones he reportedly made prior to the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruling on March 26 that NU football players are employees and can create a union. The University plans to appeal the decision, while the football players are scheduled to vote April 25 on whether they want to unionize. “If we got into the collective bargaining situations, I would not take for granted that the Northwesterns of the world would continue to play Division I sports,” Bienen said It’s not a in mid-March at the annual conference for prediction so the Knight Commismuch as I think sion on Intercollegiate Athletics, according to it would be CNN. considered. I On Monday night, hope it doesn’t Bienen said he expects the issue to be chalcome to that. lenged in the courts, Henry Bienen, where he hopes it will former NU be struck down. If the president NLRB ruling is upheld, he predicted it could “open a huge can of worms” because it could apply to any student with an athletic scholarship. “I don’t think, in the end of the day, it would
post-graduate success. Like elected and appointed officials from Chicago to Springfield, Bienen warned Illinois’ unfunded pension liabilities loom large over many CPS decisions, and without a solution, the issue could “slash and burn” the district’s budgets beyond recognition. Bienen also touched on the district’s clashes with the Chicago Teachers Union, first during a 2012 strike and then over the board’s vote to close 50 schools a year later. He said although the union claims to support school reform, he has “never seen it embrace school reform ever.” However, Bienen added he is not entirely at odds with the union, saying he agrees with CTU president Karen Lewis that a school system cannot solve all problems that plague cities. Bienen served as president of NU from 1995 to 2009.
A Northwestern student will compete on “Wheel of Fortune” on Tuesday as part of the show’s “College Week.” Bienen junior Emily Fagan will represent NU on the show, which will air on ABC 7 at 6:30 p.m., Central Standard Time. Fagan, who applied to be a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” after her freshman year, said she never thought she would be selected. However, nine months later she received an email asking her to submit a video for the next part of the application process. Fagan, an oboe performance major, played the game show’s theme song as her It was video submission. Her performance just really kind landed her a spot in the next round of of a blur. It was an extremely auditions, held in downtown Chicago. fun time but The live audiit was a lot of tion included playing practice rounds thinking and it and taking a written went by really test. A few weeks fast. later, Fagan received a letter that she was Emily Fagan, accepted to the proBienen junior gram and would be invited to appear on the show within 18 months. In February, Fagan flew to California with her parents and a friend to film the episode. After reviewing the rules of the game and practicing spinning the wheel, Fagan took to the stage to compete on the show. “It was just so fast paced and there’s no do-overs,” she said. “It was just really kind of blur. It was an extremely fun time, but it was a lot of thinking and it went by really fast.”
— Tyler Pager
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‘I HOPE IT DOESN’T come TO THAT’ Former University President Henry Bienen gives a talk to the Northwestern University Political Union on Monday night. After the meeting, Bienen discussed the implications of unionization for college athletes.
be affordable or livable in my mind,” Bienen said, noting players have raised “real issues,” especially about medical coverage, but he does not know how they should be handled. Bienen’s remarks on the NLRB ruling followed a discussion of school reform hosted by the Northwestern University Political Union. Bienen, a member of the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education, discussed whether he believes changes to the district are headed in the right direction. “Incrementally, it’s happening,” he told about two dozen attendees at The Roberta Buffett Center. “It’s slower than one would like. It’s maybe not as wide-reaching as one would like, but it’s in the right direction.” Bienen counted a longer school day and the ability to more easily fire underperforming teachers among the most significant reforms to CPS while he has been on the board. He said the district could improve by making room for more students at CPS’ most soughtafter schools and preparing more students for
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The Daily endorses Watson-Zorn ticket for ASG This academic year, we have seen students advocate for reform and discussion on a multitude of topics, including Frostbite shuttles, mental health and sexual assault. These topics have not affected a particular group or groups of students, but have shaped the experiences of everyone on this campus. Going forward, the next president and executive vice president of ASG must understand the interconnected nature of all of these issues. They ought to have developed solid relationships with student groups, Northwestern administrators and individuals on campus to identify and promote solutions to problems that plague this campus. The Daily believes Julia Watson and Erik Zorn better highlight these characteristics and are better positioned to facilitate improvements to our collective college experience. Although we believe both tickets are very qualified, Watson and Zorn’s experience and unique vision will prove particularly beneficial. We were impressed with the platform Watson and Zorn ran on; rather than listing individual goals, the pair grouped them under eight core values they identified as imperative to project success and community identification. These values include participation, accessibility and accountability among others. This approach shows Watson and Zorn understand how individual concerns affect the whole campus and indicates the two have the ability to see things in a new and refreshing perspective. Their experiences, both within and outside of ASG, will enable the two to better serve the campus beyond the third floor of Norris. Watson currently serves as ASG’s public relations vice president, and in that capacity she organized the “Campus Loop” email list as well as
ASG roundtables. These initiatives highlight Watson’s effort in bringing more transparency and accountability to ASG by attempting to give all NU students a pair of ears and a voice. She is also a member of the Campus Coalition on Mental Health, offering her an advantageous level of insight on a concern that has grown rapidly over the past few years. Zorn is well suited to represent the interests of the student body as a whole, as his main involvements have been unrelated to ASG. Instead, he is greatly involved with the Residential College Board and Northwestern Community Development Corps — two groups with significant
amount of influence and a wide scope. Watson and Zorn also have overwhelming support from current and past ASG leaders. It is important to find a balance between continuity in ASG leadership and ensuring the organization has competitive elections and the voices of outsiders are heard. We believe Watson and Zorn will remain on the right side of that balance, with their experience and familiarity with ASG allowing them to pursue initiatives that no student government could accomplish in a single school year. Perhaps most importantly, Watson and Zorn have a clear vision for the role that ASG
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‘engage and empower’ Weinberg juniors Julia Watson and Erik Zorn give a presentation outlining their campaign platform. The ASG candidates held a meeting with several dozen supporters in attendance Thursday evening.
can and should play in improving Northwestern. Rather than promising only drastic changes ASG cannot deliver, Watson and Zorn leave us hopeful they can shape the government into an effective advocacy group. In this capacity, they would be able to represent the general consensus among students in advocating for reform of all sorts, whether it be increasing Frostbite shuttle service or tackling more ambitious, multiyear projects such as the 3+E program, which would give students academic credit for certain extracurricular activities. The commitment Alex Deitchman and Ronak Patel have shown to this campaign and this University should not go unnoticed. In particular, Deitchman’s willingness, as a student from a nontraditional background, to dedicate himself to making Northwestern better in his limited time here is admirable. As the president of the Northwestern University Veterans Association, he has been a tireless advocate for veterans on campus. NU is in good hands with leaders as committed to affecting change for groups of students both big and small as Deitchman and Patel. Ultimately, the months of planning and the level of thought and attention that went into Watson and Zorn’s campaign indicates they are more than ready to hit the ground running. Instead of fixating on nuances or becoming flustered in the transition process, Watson and Zorn have fine-tuned their agenda for months, with the input and opinions of hundreds of individuals on campus. This commitment to being accessible and open to students and their views leaves us confident that they would bring to ASG an openness and desire to represent the entire student body and tackle the issues important to all of us.
Letter to the Editor
Riccardo Muti deserves warmer welcome
NU should not appeal NLRB ruling
Last week, it was announced that Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will give the main address at the 2014 commencement ceremony. As a senior in the Bienen School of Music, you can imagine that I was overcome with joy at this news. When I found out, I was in the Patten locker room, scrolling through my news feed filled with my friends’ excitement, but then I began to see posts expressing disdain for NU’s choice. I get it; anybody that is not a classical musician or a fan of classical music would likely not know who this guy is. Let’s not judge But writing him off before learning about a man based what he has accomon these flaccid plished and before hearing him speak caricatures does not embody the presented to value we place on open-mindedness, us or on our curiosity and respect preconceived at NU. A heated debate ideas. rages in the comments of Sherman Ave’s two recent articles on the subject. Friday night, they published an article titled “Class of 2014’s Senior Citizens Thrilled with Selection of Commencement Speaker.” Obviously, they’re poking fun at the old and not entirely untrue stereotype, the low-hanging comedic fruit, that classical music is most enjoyed by the elderly.
However, the intent of the article was not to satirize (if it was, it was poorly done); it instead expressed the sentiment that NU chose a bad commencement speaker. The message from the article and from the general reaction of a significant portion of the student body is this: We’d prefer somebody other than Riccardo Muti. Many of us in Bienen who are upset are justified in being upset. It is disrespectful to a man we greatly admire and we are also left feeling ostracized from the NU community; a speaker from our discipline is perceived as not worthy to give the commencement address. It shows that our profession is less valued than others, and is even being ridiculed. Last year, Mikhail Baryshnikov gave the main address at commencement. Baryshnikov, too, comes from the performing arts realm, and is tied to NU through his daughter, who is a student here. He gave an uplifting speech about what it means to be human and what it means to succeed. The core message of his speech was this: “Once you figure out what you will do with your life, and eventually you will, work hard at it … give it your time, let it consume your thoughts. But remember … you don’t have to make yourself crazy trying to succeed. What do you have to do is leave yourself time to pose and think … What’s important? How can I contribute? Am I doing something today that will make me better tomorrow? In my view, working to be better is not the same as trying to be the best. Do not make your goal to be the best. Best is a label.
It’s something someone else decides for you. Better is something more personal. It’s a process, and in my opinion, better is something more interesting than best.” This inspiring message is applicable to all of our lives, inside or outside of our professions. Baryshnikov learned this valuable lesson through his career in dance. For those upset that Muti is not relevant to them, remember that passion, hard work and excellence are universal. For those upset that Muti has no standing relationship with NU, realize that there are many members of the CSO on Bienen’s faculty. So before we complain or sulk in not having gotten a mainstream celebrity as our commencement speaker, let’s ask ourselves, what does this whole kerfuffle say about our student body? It says that there are those among us speaking loudly and disrespectfully, giving the false impression of how vapid and shallow our student body is. I love NU for the lack of these traits. Let’s not judge a man based on these flaccid caricatures presented to us or on our preconceived ideas. Go downtown. See and hear for yourself what he does. Listen for the message in his speech, then by all means, judge the living hell out of him. I bet you will all be pleasantly surprised. Michael Gandlmayr is a Bienen senior. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@ dailynorthwestern.com.
As an alumnus (Communication ‘89), football season ticket holder, educator and union member (University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100), I am greatly pleased by the recent NLRB decision in favor of the athlete-employees of our Wildcat football team. The players clearly have the stronger argument. Basic fairness and a commitment to human dignity demand that they no longer be denied their right as Americans to unionize and bargain collectively. I am very sorry that the current leadership at NU is planning to appeal the decision and continue to oppose the players. It is also disheartening to hear that Coach Fitzgerald is now encouraging the players to vote against unionization. Following this course will certainly put the administration on the wrong side of history. I believe that it will also ultimately prove to be a poor use of both university money and the talent of the individuals involved in this retrograde effort. I sincerely hope President Schapiro, athletic director Phillips and Coach Fitzgerald embrace the NLRB decision and put Northwestern at the vanguard of this new movement in college athletics. To do less will be to group NU with institutions of lesser integrity and vision. James Patrick O’Connor
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Former Obama economic adviser speaks at NU By christine farolan
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CRISIS CHAT Christina Romer talks to students and faculty members Monday evening. Romer, who served as one of President Obama’s key economic advisors, gave a lecture on recessions.
The former chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers spoke Monday at the Donald P. Jacobs Center about the aftermath of economic crises and about possible solutions to prevent future problems. More than 100 people attended the talk by Christina Romer, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Romer served as this year’s speaker for the annual Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy. The lecture was first organized in 2008 and has been held every year since to honor Northwestern alumna Susan Schmidt Bies (Weinberg ‘68, Kellogg ‘72), who worked on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2001 to 2007. The series of talks alternates between covering macroeconomic and microeconomic topics while seeking to honor individuals who have made contributions to public policy. Romer’s talk, “The Aftermath of Financial Crises: It Doesn’t Have to be Terrible,” covered the reasons why she believes economic failure
is detrimental. However, she noted the extent of the economic failure depends on the duration of the financial stress and whether or not a currency crisis coincides with this stress, among other factors. As the former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Romer served as a main spokesperson and one of four principals who met with Obama daily to devise a response to the Great Recession, the economic downturn which lasted from December 2007 to June 2009. She was influential in financial, healthcare, and budget reform following the economic crises. Through her experience as a policymaker, she focused on the ways policy can be used to prevent and remedy these types of crises. “What happens after economic crises isn’t written in stone,” Romer said. “It depends largely upon policymakers and we need them to be Roosevelts, not Hoovers.” During the talk, Romer cited developing research focused on the impact of financial crises primarily on Western European countries. This project, which is still in its preliminary stages, is being conducted by Romer and her husband, both of whom are co-directors of the Monetary Economics Program at the National
What happens after economic crises isn’t written in stone. It depends largely upon policymakers and we need them to be Roosevelts, not Hoovers. Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers
Bureau of Economic Research. James Myatt, an economics graduate student and teaching assistant, said although he primarily works within the field of microeconomics, he attended the event because of his extensive study of macroeconomics as an undergraduate student. He said he also enjoyed hearing Romer’s stories from working as a policymaker for Obama. “The takeaway for me was that she was calling for better regulation to prevent crises in the future, which is something that I’m more interested in,” Myatt said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Officials, residents look to act on recent arts report By bailey williams
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Evanston officials and residents are looking to implement suggestions made in the final report from the evanstARTs initiative, which was published last month. EvanstARTs, a collaboration of the city of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council in order to develop the arts sector in the city, created the report as a “roadmap for the arts.” “The Foundation will continue to collaborate with its EvanstARTs partners, and looks forward to shining a light on our community’s significant and diverse cultural assets now and
into the future,” Evanston Community Foundation president and CEO Sara Schastok said in a news release. Judy Kemp, a working member with evanstARTs, presented the final report at City Council on March 10. She explained evanstARTs was a project aimed “to frame a strong vision for the arts in Evanston and to outline the steps it would take to elevate the profile of the arts in our city.” The project lasted from July 2012 to January 2013 and included surveys, interviews and focus groups allowing anyone interested in the arts to provide feedback. Some artists surveyed for the report said there was a need for adequate spaces in the city, such as studios, to promote better communication and collaboration.
“The more tools we give them to connect, to be aware of each other’s projects, to look for partnership opportunities, the more we can help them take advantage of the potential to share those needed resources,” said Jennifer Lasik, Evanston’s cultural arts coordinator, in an email, adding she “will actively seek out ways to implement the goals and suggestions outlined in the report.” “In Evanston, one of the greatest needs for our arts sector is the availability of affordable space, be it for studio, office, class or performance use,” Lasik said. Kemp addressed at the meeting some of the ways the evanstARTs investigation had already impacted the city, citing the hiring of Lasik and the appointment of the mayor’s task force. Lasik has been in the position since
November. She said as cultural arts coordinator she works as a liaison between city officials and artists and art organizations in Evanston. One of her tasks is to “make Evanston a destination place for the arts,” she said. The 77-page report prompted priorities of outlining a framework to plan and execute the city’s vision for the arts and setting up a development plan in accordance with the city’s goals, the Evanston Community Foundation said in a news release. “There have been requests from all over the country from people who want to see what we’ve done, so we were excited to be able to release this to them to let them know what Evanston has done,” Kemp said.
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Evanston Public Library use increases in 2013 By paige Leskin
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Visits, programming, and book circulation at the Evanston Public Library increased in 2013, according to the library’s annual report. The evaluation, published April 3, noted a 28 percent rise in the number of library programs since 2012, as well as a 5 percent climb in trips residents took to the library, up to more than 660,000 trips. Library director Karen Danczak Lyons said she attributes the success to the library’s attempts to focus on outreach and thus an increased presence in the lives of Evanston residents. “There’s been a lot of response to our programs throughout the community,” she said. “We’re turning outwards and getting feedback on how we can create and refine our programs to better serve Evanston.” The report includes summaries of the additional engagement measures the library took in 2013. Lyons highlighted the Edge Initiative, a national program to increase the library’s access to technology, and Public Innovator Training, which works to train employees to better serve the community. The library added to its staff a Latino outreach librarian as a means of “improved outreach to Evanston’s Latino and new immigrant residents,”
the report says. The library also hosted its first naturalization ceremony, in which 43 people became U.S. citizens. Children’s literacy became a major focus of the library in 2013, said Benjamin Schapiro, president of the EPL Board of Trustees. During the summer, when school is not in session, the reading ability of younger students can regress dramatically, he said. “Our goal is to have children (reading) at or above grade level when they enter school,” he said. Schapiro said he reached out to Northwestern athletes for help. NU student-athletes volunteered at the library over the summer to read with kids as part of the program to promote literacy, he said. While he said he’s impressed with the number of people coming through the doors of the library, Schapiro continues to aim for Evanston to have one of the top five libraries in the state in terms of usage. Schapiro said he thinks this objective is attainable, especially with the introduction of the library’s social media accounts and its new mobile app. “I use (the app) weekly to access a lot of resources,” he said. “The library has to work to put itself in places where people are — it can’t just sit.” Looking forward, Lyons said a certain amount of reflection on the library’s progress thus far is necessary. The response from the community is more
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READ TO ACHIEVE Patrons visit the Evanston Public Library on Monday afternoon. The library recently released its annual report detailing its growth and usage by the Evanston community.
important than ever, so the library can determine what was successful and what needs to improve, she said. As Lyons goes into her third year as director, Schapiro called her a “tremendous asset” to library. He agreed with Lyons that the library should
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NU to open $4 million incubator for student startups By Jordan Harrison
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Two Northwestern trustees are donating $4 million to fund an incubator space for NU startups called the Garage, slated to open next fall. The Garage will serve as a creative space for student entrepreneurs to work in teams and will house classes and other programs, said Pat Ryan Jr. (Kellogg ‘95, Law ‘97), one of the contributing trustees and an entrepreneur. Inspired by the traditions of Silicon Valley startups, the space will be housed in an actual garage located near the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Norris Aquatics Center, he said. Ryan said the backbone of the Garage will be student collaboration. “Places like the Garage aren’t necessarily for when you start your company,” Ryan said. “They’re really for a stage where you’re working on an idea
with a group of other students and you think it could be a business or you’ve done a project in a class that you think could be a business and the class has ended. It’s really that space before you become a company but after you’ve already worked on it as a concept or a project, and so it’s more of a formalized way of developing projects and ideas for the next stage.” Ryan said the Garage would also benefit students who don’t end up turning their ideas into actual businesses. “You may find that it was just a good learning experience and it may not become a company,” Ryan said. “Every team that participates in the Garage will get the benefit of applied innovation.” Ryan said he has been deeply involved with the project and called upon other trustees to donate to the effort. After Ryan reached out to other potential donors, NU trustee Michael Ferro Jr. matched Ryan’s original $2 million donation. “I’m a technology entrepreneur, so I’ve been very involved in the Chicago technology
ecosystem,” Ryan said. “It became clear to many of us that Northwestern would benefit from this given the interests and passions of the students and faculty.” NU trustee Peter Barris (McCormick ‘74) said the Garage grew out of a larger effort to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation on campus. The space was partially inspired by similar projects at Harvard and Stanford universities and by 1871, a startup incubator in Chicago. Ryan serves on the board of directors for 1871. Gensler architecture firm is designing the building, which will have movable walls and is intended to have a highly energized atmosphere, Barris said. “The design tends to be pretty rudimentary, like what you would find in Silicon Valley,” Barris said. “It’s going to be a highly flexible space so that it can be utilized for multiple purposes.” Ryan chairs the trustee committee working on the Garage, and Barris chairs a larger committee focused on innovation and entrepreneurship at
NU. Weinberg freshman Garrett Goehring founded a startup called Dine., a restaurant recommendation service. He said he thinks the Garage will be a beneficial resource for students. “I will absolutely use it,” Goehring said. “I think the Garage will be set up in such a way that it will be very conducive to creative thinking and innovation and working with teams, and I think it will be a great environment to work in.” Goehring and SESP senior Josephine Lee, president of EPIC, a campus entrepreneurial club said student entrepreneurs face a number of challenges, including obtaining funding, balancing schoolwork and running a business and finding peers to collaborate with. Lee said she is excited for the future of the Garage. “I definitely think it’s a huge step forward,” Lee said. “I think it’s a perfect addition to the entrepreneurial community at Northwestern.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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From page 1 discussions on an agreement using the policies developed as a framework or not.” Gail Lovinger Goldblatt, a member of the CARE board, spoke at the meeting on behalf of the board. She was one of 21 citizens who signed up to comment at the meeting. She asked for clarification on some of the draft policies and raised concerns about the policies themselves and the potential unintended consequences of the proposals submitted last week. “For us, the term negotiation implies a giveand-take and discussion and some compromise,” Lovinger Goldblatt said. “Our understanding of this process was that there was going to be a policy presented and CARE was going to be told to take it or leave it.” However, Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) said Lovinger Goldblatt’s comments were “a little bit frustrating because we have had this agreement out for two weeks and have not had a response from them until this weekend.”
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loss, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. Swan gave Smith a rest in singles for that night’s match against IUPUI. “Raleigh will be fine,” Swan said. “He’s one of the best players in the conference. He’ll get right back at it.” Shropshire, Zieba and Kirchheimer each came away with three-set wins against the Spartans.
“It’s time for us to say that this is over,” Fiske said. “We’ve continued this discussion for so long, everyone else has gotten up here and commented on the draft agreement. I’m not willing to go back and start over from where we were a year ago.” Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) echoed Fiske’s sentiment. He described the fact that CARE has chosen to raise these issues now as opposed to when the draft proposal was open for public input as a “loss” for CARE. “This is the eleventh hour, it’s time to really just finish this business,” Tendam said. The aldermen voted unanimously to bring Bobkiewicz’s recommendations before City Council. Toward the end of the meeting, the aldermen voted 3-1 in favor of recommending that City Council not allow CARE to continue operating out of the Evanston animal shelter for another year if it does not accept the recommendations. City Council will discuss the issue Tuesday night. firstname.lastname@example.org After its uplifting conference victories, NU handled business against IUPUI, shutting out the Jaguars 5-0. “We’ll enjoy these wins for the night,” Kirchheimer said. “But then we’re gonna get back to the same mentality with a chip on our shoulder next week when we travel to Nebraska and Iowa.” email@example.com
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Cats dominate loaded field at Liz Murphey By kevin casey
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For one day, Northwestern put on its most spectacular round of golf all season. And luckily for the Wildcats, it will be the only round that matters in the rankings. In the single-day 18-hole stroke play portion of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on Friday, NU lapped the field four or five times, posting an 11-under 277 that proved 14 shots better than any of their assorted opponents could muster. The Cats’ total score of 277 shattered the school’s previous one-day scoring record of 284, and set a new low score for 18 holes at the 42-year-old tournament. The 18 holes of stroke play was a standalone event but also served as a qualifier for the match play portion. The Cats’ fantastic play garnered them the No. 1 seed in match play. In stroke play, NU pummeled a plethora of elite squads. In the on-course blitzkrieg, the No. 23 Cats soundly thumped No. 22 Iowa State, No. 20 Michigan State, No. 10 Alabama, No. 4 Arkansas and No. 1 USC. The Trojans, the defending national champions, had won seven of their nine events coming into the week but lost 17 strokes to NU in 18 holes. It was the team’s second victory of the season, and if any scar tissue had developed as a result of their poor 14thplace showing at the Bryan National
Collegiate just a week ago, it dissipated at warp speed. Coach Emily Fletcher felt that result could be a great wake-up call for her squad. Her prediction proved accurate. “(That round) was pretty amazing,” Fletcher said. “It was a great effort, and everybody played well. The girls really fought hard and got under par and finished off the round. The last two holes were par-5s and we played them well, in a combined 6 under par. That was huge for us coming in, taking a good round and making it exceptional.” Ironically, NU’s biggest hindrance of late had been its slow starts. The University of Georgia Golf Course was kinder to the Cats. Four of the five competitors finished in the top-10. Freshman Kacie Komoto posted a 72, sophomore Elizabeth Szokol put together a 70 and fellow sophomore Kaitlin Park made six birdies on her way to 69. Hana Lee stole the show, though. The junior was steady with two birdies and nine pars in her first 11 holes but then made four consecutive birdies and found herself deep in the red. Lee finished with a 6-under 66 to capture co-medalist honors, the first individual victory in her NU career. Oddly, it wasn’t some convoluted formula that got her to that place. Instead, simplicity was the key. “Everything was kind of clicking well,” Lee said. “I wasn’t really thinking a lot through the round, it just kind of
happened. I wasn’t thinking about what I was shooting.” Following the stroke-play portion, the Liz Murphey moved on to match play. With the 2015 NCAA Championships including this latter format for the first time, match play is popping up more and more in the women’s game. However, match play results will not count toward team rankings until next season. Unfortunately for the Cats, the No. 1 seed meant little. On Saturday, NU lost its opening match to North Carolina State 3-2. The Cats were in good position down the stretch, but the Wolfpack won matches on the 18th hole twice with birdies. Following a clutch long putt on 17, Kaitlin Park had six feet for birdie on 18 to halve the match, but couldn’t convert. “That putt was really what could have made our match,” Park said. “I felt really bad. I felt like I let the team down a little. It was a great experience in match play though, and next time I will make that putt.” Park admitted the loss was a significant letdown and affected the squad in their next match, and it showed when they fell to Auburn 3-0.The Cats did rebound with a Sunday win over Denver, 4-1, but finished 1-2 in match play overall. Still, the stroke play demolition should boost NU’s ranking — not that the Cats went to the event to pad their national standing.
Cats take 2 of 3 from Hawkeyes By rebecca friedman
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The Wildcats were on the prowl this past weekend in their three-game series against Iowa. No. 23 Northwestern took the threegame series 2-1 over its Big Ten rival, sweeping a Saturday double-header with 6-4 and 4-1 wins before losing Sunday 4-3. “We had a lot of information about their pitcher so we created a specific plan,” senior Mari Majam said. “We did a good job of keeping it and focusing throughout the day.” The Cats’ offense has been arguably the team’s strongest asset all season, and though the tough Iowa pitching was enough to limit the Cats, it was not enough to overcome them. “Their pitcher was really good at hitting spots, working inside and outside,” Majam said. “She would just try and push the zone farther and farther out. Our approach was to not let her determine the zone.” The Cats stuck to their plan well enough to best the Hawkeyes in the double header, however, they didn’t put as many runs on the board as usual. The Cats took the first matchup 6-4, in a close contest against the comparable Hawkeyes. In the batter’s box, junior Andrea DiPrima tied for the team lead with two hits, and senior Paige Tonz led the team in RBIs with two. Iowa got the first hits of the game, but the Cats battled back in the third inning. Senior Emily Allard opened the inning with a base hit and then stole second. Senior Marisa Bast knocked a double to the wall to bring in Allard for a 1-0 NU lead. DiPrima kept the rally going with another base hit to move Bast to third. With runners at the corners, NU subbed in sophomore Fran Strub to run the bases for the Cats and put the Hawkeyes in tough situation. On a passed ball on the throw to second, Stub scored for a 2-0 Wildcat lead. Iowa came charging back in the bottom of the inning, tying the score at two apiece. However, the Cats regained their lead off an Allard RBI single in the fourth.
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subpar Hana Lee intently looks over a putt. The junior fired a 6-underpar 66 on the way to co-medalist honors in the stroke play portion of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
“The important part was to be able to expose ourselves to match play because that is what our national championship will be starting in 2015,” Fletcher said. “That’s the huge benefit of this tournament, to get the opportunity to get some experience and get some competitive experience with match play.” For this year, though, stroke play
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4 1 4 The fifth inning proved to be another big one for the Cats, as the middle of their order combined for three more runs and a 6-2 lead. Iowa threatened again in the fifth and the seventh but only managed two more runs for a final score of 6-4 in favor of NU. “We came into the weekend really strong, “ Tonz said. “We didn’t score as many runs as usual, but we had great pitching all weekend and had an overall very good team effort.” The effort continued into the next matchup. Sophomore Kristen Wood handed the mound over to freshman Nicole Bond, who had a great performance in the 4-1 Wildcat win. Bond pitched the complete game allowing only one run with five strikeouts and just two walks.
“My goal was just to trust my preparation,” she said. “I wanted to throw what I was comfortable throwing and trust the defense to make plays behind me.” Bond credits the powerful Cats’ offense for always giving her confidence and relieving much of the pressure on her. However, in the start against Iowa, Bond got less support than usual. The score was tied at one apiece after the third inning, thanks to an RBI triple from Tonz. The Cats then slowly but surely added more runs, scoring one in the fifth, sixth and seventh for the eventual 4-1 win. “We could’ve pushed a few more runs across, some insurance runs,” junior infielder Anna Edwards said. “It would have made the weekend a lot easier.” A few more runs is what the Cats really could have used in the final game of the series, as they fell to Iowa 4-3 on a walk-off wild pitch. Now at 5-4 in conference, the Cats are prepared to take on Minnesota next weekend. firstname.lastname@example.org
NU finds doubles mojo over weekend By alex lederman
No. 43 Michigan
Northwestern rebounded from its recent losses looking stronger than ever, with convincing wins over No. 43 Michigan, No. 73 Michigan State and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at this weekend’s home stand. “These wins mean a lot for the team moving forward,” No. 113 freshman Sam Shropshire said. “We had a tough weekend last week where we blew a lot of chances, so it feels good to get three wins here.” Perhaps most impressive was NU’s showing in doubles. The No. 37 Wildcats have struggled all year when sending two players onto the court at once. Prior to this weekend, NU had lost the doubles point in 12 of its 15 matchups against ranked opponents. Not this time around, though. The Cats snagged the doubles point this weekend against all three of its foes. Senior Raleigh Smith and sophomore Mihir Kumar, the 30th-ranked doubles squad, returned to action rejuvenated after a week off, walking away with three victories. Coach Arvid Swan experimented with new teams last weekend after the duo struggled last month, but he brought back his strongest squad when alternatives didn’t fair any better. Swan also found a winning combo for his second doubles team: Shropshire and freshman Konrad Zieba. Zieba, a highly ranked prospect after high school, has missed most of the season with injury. He and Shropshire nabbed two doubles wins for the Cats. “With Zieba back in the lineup, we have a really solid team at the number two doubles,” Swan said. “We have an intact team at three that’s been good all year (sophomore Fedor Baev and freshman Strong Kirchheimer), and obviously Raleigh and Mihir are a
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Knee High Junior outfielder Andrea DiPrima watches a ball pass by her knees. DiPrima collected collected three hits and three walks in eight plate appearances in Saturday’s doubleheader against Iowa.
is still the critical juncture. And they know just how much that performance means. “That win is an important milestone for our team,” Fletcher said. “To lap the field by 14 shots against a really impressive group of teams was huge.”
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top-30 team all year, so we’re putting three good teams out there.” The singles players picked up right where the doubles teams left off. After scoring the doubles point against Michigan on Friday, NU won five of the six singles matches. The only Cat who fell was the captain, No. 37 Smith. Michigan’s top player, No. 115 Alex Petrone, edged out Smith in a three set nail-biter 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6). Still, the Cats triumphed over the Wolverines before Michigan even got on the scoreboard, earning the four points necessary to win before Michigan got its first. NU would go on to win 6-1, with Kumar claiming an epic 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-8) three setter to close it out for the Cats. The scoreboard at the tennis courts looked similar Sunday, when NU toppled Michigan State by an identical 6-1. Once again, the Cats’ leader and best player, Smith, suffered NU’s only defeat. Drew Lied handed Smith his fourth consecutive » See men’s tennis, page 7