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Relay for Life looks forward By AMY WHYTE

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department is taking a big risk with the move, and he’s unsure whether it will pay off in the long run. “Maybe the athletic department is thinking loss of revenue will be negated in future years with a higher profile within the sports marketing realm of Chicago,” Kooperman said. “But I think it’s a big question mark. I don’t believe that NU’s profile is as great as it claims it is.” The athletic department declined to talk about finances, citing department policy. However, Kooperman estimates he lost thousands of dollars

Northwestern Relay for Life organizers announced at a benefit concert Tuesday night its main event in the spring will have a theme for the first time ever. The theme for the event will be “Decades.” Tegan Reyes, co-president of NU’s Relay for Life, said organizers decided to implement a theme because many community and high school relays have one. “We thought it’d be a great way to get campus more involved and more excited about Relay if we had a theme,” the Medill junior said. The concert where the announcement was made was held to raise money and awareness for Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. It featured various campus performers: a cappella groups Purple Haze, THUNK, Extreme Measures and the X-Factors; dance groups Boomshaka, Graffiti Dancers and Deeva Dance Troupe and comedy group Mee-ow each took the stage in turn. Meredith Shapiro, Relay’s entertainment co-chair, said the concert served as a kickoff to get more teams signed up for the 12-hour Relay for Life event in May. “It’s more about getting people signed up and promoting Relay than it is about fundraising at this stage,”

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GAME CHANGER Located near Ryan Field, The Locker Room sells Northwestern gear and receives much foot traffic during the football season. Some Evanston businesses are concerned about recently announced Chicago Cubs partnership moving some games to Wrigley Field will cut into their revenues.

Wrigley games surprise Evanston By JOSH WALFISH

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When Northwestern announced it was taking five football games and a slew of other sports to Wrigley Field over the next several years, the news was well received by most fans. Some Evanston business owners, however, are not so excited. Dick Peach, president of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, said NU football provides a major boost to area hotels, restaurants and retail stores. Peach said the city was blindsided by the announcement and had hoped

the city and University would have been able to talk about the agreement beforehand. “What we’re trying to do with the conversations with the University is to lessen the impact,” Peach said. “Nobody’s going to believe for the moment that the alumni will stay in Evanston and take a train down to Wrigley Field.” Peach said the conversations center around trying to keep NU’s marquee games in Evanston. He specifically named six schools which have historically traveled well to Evanston — Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin — as games

NU reacts to State of the Union address By STEPHANIE HAINES

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President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday evening with an hour-long State of the Union address, during which he focused on economic growth, education improvements and reduction in gun violence. “I know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence,” the president said. “But this time is different.” The president went on to address the family of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago high school student shot and killed in a Chicago park just days after she attended Obama’s inauguration. “Hadiya’s parents, Nate and Cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen Americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence,” Obama said. “They deserve a vote.” Medill Prof. Larry Stuelpnagel said he expected Obama to address the issue of gun violence. He also said it is an “obligation of the media” to cover the State of the Union address because in it, the president lays out his national agenda.

Stuelpnagel said it is important students tune in to the State of the Union address, whether they support the president or not. “I think that every president that runs for office has to work at trying to get their agenda enacted,” Stuelpnagel said. “People do have checklists on how they have been on what was promised to them.” Stuelpnagel said the success the president attains in enacting his agenda depends on the forcefulness of his speech. He also made note of the fact that both the Republican party and Tea Party will respond to the address for the first time. In previous years, there has been one unified response to the president’s speech from the opposing party. Medill sophomore Summer Delaney helped cover the speech for Medill on the Hill, a program that sends journalism students to Washington, D.C., for a quarter. Delaney’s story focused on representatives who brought Americans affected by gun violence to view the address in person. ABC News Blog reported at least 42 victims were present at the speech. » See UNION, page 7

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he would like to keep at Ryan Field. Peach said he is optimistic the two sides will come to some sort of agreement, calling the University a “great partner.” Ross Kooperman owns The Locker Room, 1416-A Central St., situated directly across the street from Ryan Field. Kooperman said he was shocked when he learned the Wildcats were moving games away from its home field. Kooperman said a normal November football game brings in the same amount of money as two or three months’ revenue from the rest of the year. He said the University’s athletic

Closings coming to Purple Express in March, April

The Chicago Transit Authority will suspend Purple Line Express service to the Loop for two periods in March and April due to reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River, according to a news release Monday. CTA will suspend service of the Purple Line Express, which services downtown Chicago, March 4 to 8 and April 29 to May 3. Regular Purple Line trains running from Howard to Linden stations will not be affected. Chicago-bound riders going to Chicago can transfer to Red Line trains at Howard station. The change in service results from the Chicago Department of Transportation’s reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge, according to the release. CDOT will close the 90-year-old bridge to rebuild portions of the structure during each nine-day segment. At the same time, the CTA will replace tracks on and near the bridge. Other projects scheduled to be completed include rebuilding the track junction at Lake and Wells Streets and replacing tracks in the curve just north of the Merchandise Mart. Coordinated construction will minimize the impact on riders and

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CTA CLOSURE Because of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge, The CTA will temporarily suspend Purple Line Express service to the Loop for two periods of nine days in March and April.

save overall construction costs, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said. The two agencies expect to save $500,000 by doing the work during the same time periods, according to the news release. “CTA is piggybacking on the work (of CDOT) to avoid future

construction costs,” she said. CTA will offer additional bus service, shuttle buses and rerouted trains to replace interrupted train service on the Brown Line, according to the release. — Jia You

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Police Blotter More than $7,000 in goods taken from Evanston garage A 54-year-old Evanston resident reported that his locked garage in the 2200 block of Emerson Street was ransacked sometime between 3 and 6 a.m. Monday. With no signs of forced entry, it is unclear how the burglar got into the garage.

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In less than two months, Evanston voters will head back to the polls to elect aldermen and a mayor. Not all Northwestern students live in the same ward, especially those living off campus. In the coming weeks, The Daily will reach out to aldermen and their challengers for interviews and candidate profiles. Send questions for the alderman candidates to NU students living in University housing west of Sheridan Road live in the 1st Ward, currently represented by Ald. Judy Fiske (1st). Edward Tivador, superintendent of Northbrook/ Glenview School District 30, launched his campaign against Fiske on Saturday. In 2009, Fiske defeated then-Ald. Cheryl Wollin (1st) by a nearly two-to-one margin. Tivador is a member of the city’s citizens’ police advisory committee. Fiske, a pet shop owner, sits on the rental unit licensing committee. Ald. Jane Grover (7th) represents students living in University housing east of Sheridan Road, among other constituencies. The 7th Ward alderman, who is running for reelection unopposed, chairs the city’s administration and public works committee. Off-campus students may find themselves in the 2nd, 4th or 5th Wards. The aldermen representing these wards — Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) and Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) — are all running unopposed in the upcoming election. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is also running unopposed.


the child was attending Nichols Middle School, 800 Greenleaf St. The student reportedly lost the phone, along with its case, between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. The iPhone, valued at about $470, was taken from a gym locker, Parrott said. No other details were specified. — Ina Yang

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Retired Marine warns against energy dependence By JOSEPH DIEBOLD

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A speech Tuesday at the Donald P. Jacobs Center featured two rarities in the world of environmental activism: a conservative advocacy group and a military officer. Former Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard Zilmer spoke to about 75 students from the Kellogg School of Management about the national security risks posed by oil dependency and climate change. Zilmer, who retired in 2011 after 36 years of active duty, serves on the research nonprofit CNA’s Military Advisory Board, a group of retired military officers working on issues of national security. CNA is a not-for-profit research and analysis organization. Zilmer wove stories from his time in the military into his half-hour long talk, including a “twilight zone” midday journey from Saudi Arabia into Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, during which he realized the importance of oil in American foreign policy. “It struck me,” Zilmer said. “You couldn’t escape the reflection that part of the reason we were there was ensuring that lines of communication, petroleum fuel, petroleum, remained open because this is how our global economy works.” He emphasized during the speech how the board was providing military experience to a field normally dominated by science and economics, while

University Career Services celebrates 75th anniversary this month

As Northwestern students and soon-to-be graduates finish up applications for summer jobs and internships this month, University Career Services is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events reflecting on the center’s evolution and history.

reiterating the importance of a multifaceted approach where nobody has a monopoly on the best ideas. “There’s a sweet spot between the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense that we’re trying to find right now,” he said. “Anything that’s promoting efficiency and reducing that impact of petroleum, we get behind.” Zilmer came to Kellogg through the board’s partnership with Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. Brian Smith, the Midwest director and a co-founder of the group, said the group’s broader goal in partnering with the Military Advisory Board is to “inform grassroots conservatives about the risks posed by climate change and oil dependency.” Smith, though, said he hoped Zilmer appealed to an audience of young professionals with a wide scope of political views, while demonstrating the importance of linking the military and business worlds. “The military continues to talk to the business community and the political community about the security risks that this poses,” the first-year Kellogg student said. “It’s about finding the right balance between economic security and national security.” Zilmer also offered a call-to-arms to the business school students in front of him, noting the country is “sitting at a crossroads with climate change,” which will shape “the future you’re going to inherit.” Near the end of his speech, he returned to economics. “If the price of gas drops 50 cents tomorrow, people like us won’t be invited to talk anymore.” Rubab Bhangu Mavi, a first-year Kellogg student,

said Zilmer was “preaching to the choir” because she has worked on environmental policy before, but she said it was good to see the military paying attention to the environment. “I’m glad the military is getting behind everyone and educating them on the need to get this to happen because I think the U.S. really cares about what the Army thinks and the Air Force thinks,” she said. Zilmer’s talk was preceded by words from several other speakers, including Christian Burgsmueller, head of the Transport, Energy, Environment and Nuclear Matters section of the European Union’s Washington Delegation. Burgsmueller had some veiled critiques of America’s handling of energy policy, referencing “your fossil fuel bonanza” and the persistence of climate change dissenters. “In Europe, this is settled science,” Burgsmueller said. “There’s no debate raging in Europe on climate change.” Still, he noted “the trans-Atlantic flavor of the whole story,” explaining that Europe was once as dependent on Russia for its oil as the United States is on the Middle East before a push for clean energy in the last two decades. Zilmer was firm in his concern that America needed to improve its energy policy — and quickly. “The rest of the world has gotten it,” he said. “If we’re not smart, we’re going to find ourselves behind … in the future.”

Career Services’ anniversary comes at a time when its services are in high demand. Following the 2008 economic downturn, Career Services has seen a 30 percent increase in appointments among undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni, according to a University news release. The center recorded 7,360 individual appointments within the past year. Career Services Executive Director Lonnie Dunlap said in a University news release the center has had to adapt its approach and techniques, as online applications and social media have altered the job application

process and some of the skills employers now deem necessary for workplace environments. To keep up with the fast-changing pace of technology, throughout the last 10 years Career Services has added features such as online databases like CareerCat and iNet, a national internship directory shared among 11 top universities, as well as multiple internship programs and informational sessions. The center also provides mock interview practice, job-shadowing opportunities and stipends for students who have unpaid summer internships.

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GOING GREEN Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard Zilmer spoke Tuesday about the national security risks posed by the United States’ energy dependence.

The center’s anniversary celebration includes a University Library exhibit on the first floor detailing the history of UCS, which began Jan. 15 and will run through the end of the month. Additionally, the center is hosting a “Drive-In Conference” on March 1 in Norris University Center that will feature a keynote speech by Lisa Severy from the National Career Development Association and a panel of university career service directors from the Chicagoland area. — Lauren Caruba

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Obama has an uphill battle to cement his legacy JOHNATHAN KAMEL DAILY COLUMNIST

President Barack Obama is running out of time to cement his legacy as the 44th president of the United States. Upon entering their second term, presidents often experience a honeymoon period in which their approval rating is up and momentum behind their policies is in full force. They feel invigorated after winning a second election, using this boost in confidence to push legislation through Congress or sign executive orders at a faster rate than other times during their presidency. Yet after this honeymoon, second term presidents have found it hard to get much done. In the modern era, presidents have struggled to accomplish their goals in their last four years in office. In fact, the second terms of Presidents Johnson, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush proved more problematic than their first. Johnson was left a defeated man by the Vietnam

War, Reagan by the Iran-Contra scandal, Clinton by the Lewinsky affair, and Bush with two unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama has two good years left in the national spotlight. After 2014, he will become a lame-duck president as Americans focus on the media hype surrounding the 2016 presidential election. For those who hope Obama’s second term will live up to the hype of his election in 2008, these facts may be sobering. While he could prosper over the next four years, he must reverse a modern trend of scandals and wars that have engulfed modern presidents. Already, Obama has put a lot on his plate: gun control, immigration reform, gay rights, tax reform and the most prescient mission of continuing economic recovery. While tackling any of these issues would amount to a monumental second term, it will be almost impossible for the president to accomplish all these feats. Obama still faces many challenges, primarily Republican control of the House of Representatives, which makes passing legislation difficult and cumbersome. In the most recent national controversy over gun control, he signed 23 executive orders to assert his agenda. While these

orders showed the president means business on this issue, the fact that legislation has not passed through Congress is evidence of the continued gridlock in Washington. The past few weeks in the Capitol have been reminiscent of Obama’s first term, as Republicans struggle to hold onto power despite their loss of the White House. The president received unprecedented criticism during his first term from both sides of the political spectrum. Liberals attacked him for not being progressive enough, while Republicans desperately sought to make him a one-term president. He has been called a pragmatist by many political pundits for his willingness to compromise on important legislation and his eagerness to get the job done. While this characterization may be true, there may also be a progressive side to Obama that has been caged throughout his presidency. Like Clinton, Obama has ruled from the center-left of the spectrum, walking a thin line between moderate and liberal. Was this middle-of-the-road president the true Obama, or will a new figure appear in this term? While it is impossible to answer that question now, the next four years will define his political soul and reveal how he wants to be

remembered. The president in office today is far different than the one who accepted the presidency on a chilly November evening in Grant Park four years ago. He is far less idealistic than when he first moved into the White House, as his efforts to shape and transform the politics of Washington fell by the wayside early in his first term. He has now fully embraced the inner dealings and backroom agreements of our nation’s political system, succumbing to the realization that few outsiders can change Washington. A more politically seasoned and cutthroat Obama may just be what the Democrats and this nation need at the moment. Americans no longer hold the image of Obama as the destined hero of this generation. While he is still revered and respected, the president now holds the cards to become the Washington insider that no one expected he would be. While he may no longer be the savior of Washington, he just has to make it work. Jonathan Kamel is a Weinberg freshman. He can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to

Are doping athletes cheating or acquiescing to fans? DAN RYAN


Last week, I was playing tennis with a Spanish triathlete when I mentioned, in passing, that I was planning on going for a 5K run later that day. He decided to go with me. As we reached the end and I was stumbling and gasping for air more than I was actually running (apparently when the triathlete said “run,� he really meant “sprint�), he asked me how I felt. I shot him a dirty look. He laughed and said, “If you followed Lance Armstrong’s lead, you’d be ready for another round.� For the next 15 minutes I listened in disbelief as this cyclist, triathlete, marathon runner and Ironman filled me in on how steroids can give you an incredible edge in endurance sports and how those sports have serious problems with all manner of doping. “How many Tour de France riders do you really think weren’t doping when Lance won those medals?� he asked me. I had never


thought about it. “And why has Rafael Nadal been out of the game so long?� he continued. “And how did Novak Djokovic play like he wasn’t tired the day after a marathon of a match?� That conversation was a mini-revelation. I had never really wanted to know how many of my favorite athletes used steroids to gain an edge. I was even less interested in what percentage of athletes in major sports were doping. Ignorance is bliss, and I was happy believing in a world where competition was clean and fair. Many things athletes do today — Armstrong winning again and again with ease or Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron’s record — simply could not be done without performance-enhancing drugs. The human body has limits, and yet we all watch in awe as our heroes shred those limits and shoot beyond. We unknowingly (or begrudgingly) support their doping because it makes great TV. I have always been an extreme purist when it comes to steroids, especially in baseball. As far as I’m concerned, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire never reached the majors. Their stats are meaningless to me. The whole idea behind sports is competition between two

(or more) people, and whoever has more Godgiven talent and hard-earned ability deserves the victory and praise. But listening to the testimony of a man who trains athletes for a living gave me pause. If, for example, most competitors in a sport use steroids — as seems to be the case in baseball, cycling and possibly tennis — should we forgive and glorify the ones who still perform above the rest? In theory, the playing field is even. “Everybody is doping, and this individual came out on top,� one could argue. The pressure to win in sports is so intense. Not only is there a competitive fire in every single professional athlete, but they also need to earn a paycheck, fame and admiration from their peers. So, for a moment, I tried to put myself in the shoes of a pro, walking around the locker room as his teammates inject themselves with steroids. Right or wrong, the feeling I imagined shook my strong anti-steroid belief. It’s difficult to blame someone for being human, and watching your peers succeed by using artificial substances must be intolerable. In essence, you have no choice: Eat or be eaten. And I came to an interesting conclusion at the end of four days spent mulling the subject over.

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We need to ask ourselves, as fans, a fundamental question: What do we want sporting events to be? Are they purely forms of entertainment? If that’s the case, steroids are exactly what we want. Athletes become entertainers, and we get to watch incredible feats of human strength and endurance. Everybody wins. If we decide that sports are more than that, however, we face many dilemmas. Athletes become role models, heroes, the perfect image of what competition should be. Sports take on a greater meaning, and more rules need to be implemented to make sure they stay clean. Nobody hits 800 home runs or wins ten Tour de France titles, but we’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that we’re watching people who earned their spot in the limelight through countless hours of hard work, sweat and determination. I don’t have any posters of entertainers on the walls in my room. I have posters of athletes, and I’d like to keep it that way. Dan Ryan is a Weinberg junior. He can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to

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Evanston firefighters respond to record EMS calls By EDWARD COX

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Evanston firefighters responded to a record number of service calls last year, more than three-fifths of which were emergency medical service calls, according to a report released Thursday. In 2011, Evanston responded to 5,467 emergency medical service calls, a department record. Firefighters exceeded that record last year by nearly 400 calls, averaging about 16 per day. Data at nearby municipalities, however, is mixed. The number of such calls in nearby Skokie exceeded the five-year average in 2011 and 2012, said Ralph E. Czerwinski, Skokie’s fire department chief. In Wilmette, however, firefighters saw a 3 percent reduction in the total number of service calls in 2012 and no noticeable difference in the number of EMS calls, Wilmette deputy fire chief Mike McGreal said. The Skokie and Evanston fire chiefs said some people, particularly the elderly, are relying more on emergency services, which is one possible reason for the hike in medical service calls. “Individuals are becoming more comfortable and reliant of services,” Czerwinski said. “If something occurs they know to call 911, and they expect the ambulance to arrive.” Evanston fire chief Greg Klaiber said with more people traveling in and out of Evanston, the city’s economic development may have contributed to last year’s higher call volume. The total number of calls the

NU men’s basketball ticketing goes ‘Dutch’ with Purple Pricing

Northwestern’s men’s basketball program is launching a new ticket-pricing program that will better allocate limited tickets for the remaining home games of the season, according to an athletic department news release. Purple Pricing will involve a version of “Dutch auction,” a system in which auctioned items are initially offered at a high price that is incrementally lowered until a bidder takes the lower price. Beginning with NU’s matchup against Ohio

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department responded to has increased by 50 percent in the last 25 years, he said. To respond to the increase in EMS calls, Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services has outfitted fire engines

and trucks with advanced life support equipment. Still, Klaiber said the increase in call volume has stretched the department’s resources. “It does put a strain on our staffers and some

State University on Feb. 28, fans can visit the athletic department’s ticket purchase page to find out the preliminary ticket price. Once buyers have secured their seats, they wait as the price reductions continue leading up to the game, ultimately being refunded the difference. The Purple Pricing auctioning system is a project the men’s basketball program developed in conjunction with two NU economists, Weinberg economics Prof. Jeff Ely and Kellogg economics Prof. Sandeep Baliga. Ely and Baliga explained in a video posted on the NU athletics department’s website how the new system will work for fans looking to purchase tickets at NU’s future home games. In the video, Baliga talked about how Purple

Pricing is somewhat similar to the dynamic pricing auctioning system used by the Chicago Cubs. He cited multiple issues with dynamic pricing, including the fact that prices can fluctuate throughout the auctioning, “causing confusion” for fans. He also said that model causes buyers to “game the system” by holding out on buying tickets in an attempt to catch them at their lowest prices, creating the possibility that the game will sell out before they purchase their tickets. “Dynamic pricing is unfair because different people pay different prices for essentially the same seats,” Baliga said in the video. To avoid these issues, the Purple Pricing system exercises the “Purple Pledge,” in which bidders

apparatus if it is out at the time,” he said. To relieve some of the pressure, the city’s Fire and Life Safety Services and nearby municipalities’ fire departments share their services through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 3. Fire departments outside Evanston provided help to the city 98 times in the past year, Klaiber said. Despite the increased number of emergency calls, Evanston firefighters were able to hold emergencyrelated losses below $1 million in 2012, the first time in more than a decade. Klaiber said a less-than-four-minute average response time and firefighting strategies on the scene held down costs for incidents involving property damage and public safety. “Every minute after four minutes, the fire will double in size,” he said. “If we can get to your home ... in four minutes or less ... we’re going to be much more likely to save life or property.” In an effort to increase collaboration, Evanston also signed in October a training facility-sharing agreement with Skokie that which will allow the city’s firefighters to use Skokie’s Station 17 for live fire training for 10 years with a five-year renewal option. In exchange for use of the facility, the city paid $286,000 for improvement of the site. “There’s a bond in the comfort level between the two agencies,” Czerwinski said. “When your home is on fire, it doesn’t matter whose patch is on (the firefighter’s) shoulder.”

are refunded the difference between the price they originally paid for their tickets and the final asking price. “That removes any incentive to wait around for the lowest price,” Baliga said in the video. “The actual price you pay will always be the lowest price you could have gotten by waiting.” Ely explained that Purple Pricing simplifies ticket buying and eliminates the chance that fans who are waiting for lower prices will miss out on sold-out games. In addition to the game against Ohio State, Purple Pricing will also be used for NU’s March 7 matchup against Penn State. — Lauren Caruba


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‘One Book’ talk emphasizes oral storytelling practice By KATE STEIN

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Storytelling through conversation is meaningful for both the speaker and the listener, two nationallyknown storytellers emphasized Tuesday night at a discussion hosted by the Center for the Writing Arts. Dave Isay, founder of oral history nonprofit StoryCorps, talked with Northwestern professor and author Alex Kotlowitz, who wrote this year’s One Book One Northwestern selection “Never a City So Real,� about the origins of StoryCorps and the importance of its mission in giving people a chance to talk about their lives. Isay and Kotlowitz agreed audio storytelling creates and captures intimate moments that other types of media cannot. The panel drew more than 100 people to the McCormick Tribune Center Forum. “When you give people the chance to talk, magnificent things are going to happen,� Isay said. “The act of being listened to tells people that they matter. And you can see people almost grow when you’re listening to them.� Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003. The organization hosts recording sessions in booths across the country, where subjects are interviewed by a friend or family member under the guidance of a trained facilitator. “It’s a great medium for intimate stories, emotional stories, and it’s not that expensive to do,� Isay said. “You kind of melt into each other’s eyes and forget what’s going on around you.� To date, StoryCorps has recorded around

Parkinson’s disease treatment milestone could slow progression

Northwestern researchers are continuing tests on their breakthrough development in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that affects movement and coordination. Toward the end of last year, chemistry Prof. Richard Silverman, and Dalton James Surmeier, chair of physiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, created with their team a new family of compounds that could slow the progression of the disease. So far, the compound has only been tested on animals, but experiments have produced successful results. However, researchers are now doing additional animal testing and working on

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TELL ME A STORY StoryCorps founder Dave Isay (right) and Prof. Alex Kotlowitz discussed the art of storytelling for an audience of over 100 in the McCormick Tribune forum Tuesday.

45,000 stories. Isay said there have been both marriage proposals and confessions to murder in the booths. But he added that the small stories are just as significant. “Things are said between people and information gets passed that never has been talked about before ... (although) for the most part, it’s the most important person in your life who’s living who’s in the booth

turning the compound into a pill form, according to a Feb. 6 Chicago Tribune article. The researchers believe their work can slow the disease without any serious side effects. Current treatment for Parkinson’s only targets the symptoms. The new compound targets a rare faulty membrane protein that allows calcium to flood the dopamine neurons in the brain. These neurons control movement, and calcium interaction from Parkinson’s causes the cells to die, possibly leading to aging and premature death. The researchers’ compound will selectively target the faulty protein and block calcium entry to stop cells from dying. Surmeier and Silverman published their findings in the scientific journal Nature Communications on Oct. 23. — Ally Mutnick

with you,� he said. “Listening isn’t a passive experience,� Kotlowitz added. Matt Rhodes, a Medill graduate student who was in the audience, said the discussion reminded him that storytelling benefits the listener as much as the storyteller. “I love the idea of the producer setting up the

ASG asks NU for help creating campus music video project

Northwestern’s Associated Student Government is attempting to take the University viral. The organization is asking students across campus to submit ideas for a NU-themed music video. Applications for the video are due Saturday, and ASG plans to go into production at the start of Spring Quarter. ASG President Victor Shao said the plans for the video began this fall, but the organization put them on hold so they could shoot in better weather.y. “We were trying to find creative ways to build community on campus that wouldn’t require much financial resources,� the Weinberg senior said. Shao said a video seemed like a good way to show off the “range� of talent at NU. He explained ASG hoped that, by opening up the video project to student

setting and then allowing these two people to go about having a conversation,� he said, adding that such conversations allow people to open up to one another in ways they would not for journalists. Ann Marshall, a Weinberg program assistant and StoryCorps listener, agreed the StoryCorps format allowed participants to be more willing to share details of their lives. “There’s an intimacy to telling a story,� she said. “They reach you, person to person.� The course of the discussion also deepened Marshall’s belief about the importance of storytelling, “even just in a conversation between family members or two friends,� she said. Audience members listened to several StoryCorps conversations, including one between a woman and her son’s murderer and one between a dying man and his devoted wife. “It was really powerful,� Medill junior Antonia Cereijido said. “I think this is very moving journalism.� Isay also discussed some of StoryCorps’ recent projects and future plans. He said he hopes to make all the interviews, copies of which are currently housed in the Library of Congress, accessible online within the next few years. “The dream is that someday StoryCorps is going to be a sustaining national institution,� he said. “The core idea is that every life matters equally, which goes against the prevailing culture.� A StoryCorps mobile recording booth will come to Chicago in April.

proposals, the organization would be able to take advantage of that artistic talent in making the video. “We have a lot of people who are art-minded,� he said. Shao also said there is a chance that the ASG video will be completed this quarter. A group of students recently reached out to him about assisting in creating a NU “Harlem Shake� video this weekend. The “Harlem Shake� is a hip hop dance that involves shaking the torso and shoulders. The Daily reported Monday the NU men’s swimming and diving team made a “Harlem Shake� video that went viral over the weekend. However, the video was removed because the team did not consult the athletic department before posting it. The song used in the videos is Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,� but it remains unclear where it originated. . Shao said ASG will accep ideas this week and will consider the project for the campus music video. — Cat Zakrzewski

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the Communication senior said. To encourage people to sign up, free Andy’s Frozen Custard was provided to all attendees, and members of registered teams were sold tickets at a discounted price of $3. General admission was $5. At Tuesday’s event, 29 new students registered for Relay at a sign up booth. “Northwestern’s Relay event is one of the premiere collegiate events in the state of Illinois and the country as a whole,” said Jennifer Briggs, regional director of health initiatives at the North Shore branch of the American Cancer Society. Last year, the NU chapter was the most successful in the state, raising more than $160,000, Briggs said. This year, Shapiro said, the group is already on track to do just as well, if not better. “We always want to push for more each year,” she said. Shapiro said she has been participating in Relay since her freshman year and has been involved with the planning process since she was a sophomore. She said she got involved because her father has cancer, and the cause “really hits home.” “Cancer is non-discriminatory,” Shapiro said. “It can affect anyone of any age, race, or socioeconomic class. That’s why Relay is so important.” Weinberg freshman Blair Darrell and Medill freshman Salome Lezhava said they came to the event to support a friend who was performing with THUNK. Though she is not currently registered on a Relay team, Lezhava said she thought Relay was a good cause to support. “They did a really good job getting the word out,” Darrell said. “I didn’t even know Northwestern had Relay for Life until I heard about this event.” Relay for Life has no other major events planned between now and the Relay in May, but Shapiro said organizers are brainstorming to come up with more small fundraisers and other ways to motivate more teams to register. “The students here are really committed to fighting cancer,” Briggs said. “We’re really proud to work with Northwestern Relay.”

in 2010 when the Wildcats hosted the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic, a football game between NU and Illinois, at Wrigley Field. Restaurants along Central Street, where Ryan Field is located, were down $30,000 a day from the 2010 event, Peach said. NU has tried to attract more Chicago residents in the past three years with the “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” marketing campaign. At the Feb. 5 press conference announcing the NU-Cubs agreement, athletic director Jim Phillips suggested the Cats’ fan base in the Chicago area has gone up 49 percent in the last three years, a result of how NU has found unique ways to market itself to a professional sports market. “We’ll always be the tiny private school in the Big Ten,” Phillips said at the press conference. “That’s not going to change. That becomes a challenge. So for us, we have to do innovative things, we have to do creative things.”

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TAKE THE STAGE Improv group Mee-ow (top) and Boomshaka (below) dancers and drummers (bottom) perform during Tuesday’s Relay for Life Benefit Concert.

As a native of the Washington, D.C., area, she said she was eager to see the address in person. “Growing up in Washington, I’ve always seen it on TV, but it’s really exciting to actually be in the chamber and watching it live,” Delaney said. “The access we have is great.” Obama spent a significant part of his speech discussing the push for more sustainable energy. He proposed using money from oil and gas to fund research to move “cars and trucks off oil for good.” Mark Silberg, Associated Student Government’s associate vice president for sustainability, said he is impressed whenever officials in public offices make statements about energy efforts. Silberg, who coauthored a resolwution passed last month by ASG to cease Northwestern’s investments in the coal industry, said these efforts can be localized to NU. “It was a very ambitious idea that we will be pricing carbon in the next few years,” the Weinberg junior said. “Northwestern can take steps not only to be engaged in research but help influence this marketplace.”

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Cats knock off two top ten teams By ALEX PUTTERMAN

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Northwestern failed to win its tournament this weekend, but two victories over top 10 teams make a pretty nice consolation prize. The No. 14 Wildcats (4-3) lost in the quarterfinals of the 26th annual ITA Team Indoor Championship in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, falling to No. 3 Duke (6-1) for the second time in a week. But the loss to the Blue Devils was sandwiched by wins over No. 9 Alabama (6-1) and No. 10 Miami (6-2), the highest-ranked opponents NU has toppled this year. “We competed very well this weekend in all of our matches,” coach Claire Pollard said. “We didn’t necessarily play as well as we’d like. To beat a team of the caliber of Duke — really at that level it’s difficult — you’ve got to be able to compete hard and play well. So we’ll go back to the drawing board this week and figure out what we can do to play a little better.” The Cats reached the quarterfinals by rolling by the Crimson Tide 4-1 on Friday. Junior Belinda Niu’s easy 6-4, 6-2 upset of No. 59 Maya Jansen in the third slot highlighted NU’s victory, and seniors Brittany Wowchuk and Linda Abu Mushrefova also won points for the Cats. Only six days after losing 4-0 to Duke, the Cats were again matched against the Blue Devils, who had beaten No. 15 Baylor to advance to the quarterfinals. In the rematch, NU lost big again, this time falling 4-1, but two close doubles matches and Niu’s 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Annie Mulholland provided bright spots. “I thought we competed really hard,”

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Pollard said. “We’d lost to them convincingly. Turning that match around in five days was going to be a really tall order … We won a match and we were a lot more competitive at every spot, so I’m pretty pleased with that.” To close their stay in Charlottesville, the Cats faced Miami in a consolation match that would prove to be the weekend’s most exciting for NU. The Cats cruised in doubles, then won their first two singles matches. Senior and No. 67 Kate Turvy won 6-4, 6-2, and junior Veronica Corning upset No. 57 Lina Lileitke 6-3, 6-4. After two Miami victories tightened the score, NU’s hottest player finished off the Hurricanes. For the third straight day Niu won a match in which she was not favored, this time downing No. 51 Kelsey Laurente 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5) to seal victory for her team. “She really does a great job on game day,” Pollard said of Niu. “She is a tenacious competitor. She has a great serve, and the thing about our lineup, we really thought our depth would be one of our keys. One of the things we have going for us is there isn’t a big difference between our one and, really, our eight. Belinda could be playing higher, and she gives us a great chance every time.” Duke eventually lost to No. 8 North Carolina, the tournament’s sixth seed. On Monday, the Tar Heels upset defending champion and top-seeded No. 2 UCLA to win the tournament. Though the Cats failed to advance past the quarterfinals, Pollard was

Graduate student forward Jared Swopshire will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury he suffered during Saturday’s game against Iowa. Swopshire had arthroscopic knee surgery, a type of procedure generally used to evaluate and treat cartilage within the knee joint, Tuesday. Swopshire joins senior forward Drew Crawford, out with a shoulder injury, on the bench for the Wildcats’ seven remaining conference games and the Big Ten Tournament, which starts March 14. Swopshire started all 24 games for Northwestern this season, is the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game, and has the highest rebounding average of any NU player since the 1998-99 season. The forward averages 2.2 more rebounds per game than the team’s next leading rebounder, senior guard Reggie


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NIU GOD FLOW Junior Belinda Niu plays a shot during a match in Evanston in 2012. Niu earned the praise of her coach and respect of her opponents this past weekend, winning three matches as an underdog.

adamant that the weekend was largely a success, and her players echoed the sentiment of cautious enthusiasm. “Our goal as our team was to make the semifinals,” Turvy said. “But we all feel pretty happy about how we did. Of course we want to go in and win the

tournament, but you have to take it one match at a time, and we did what we could in every match and came up short against Duke but still did really well.” alexanderputterman2016

Hearn. Swopshire grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Nebraska on Jan. 26, the most rebounds any player has had in a game during coach Bill Carmody’s 13-year career at NU. The graduate student is also a key member of the Wildcats’ offense with 9.7 points per game. Only Hearn and sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski average more points per game than Swopshire. Perhaps more than offensive success, however, Carmody has throughout the season called the quiet, low-key forward one of the veteran players the coaching staff depends on to lead NU’s young team on the court. “At Louisville, he was a role player,” Carmody said last month. “A significant role player on a Final Four team, so he’s experienced, he’s not afraid or anything. He’s a good player — he’s a competitor, he’s not just a big talker.” Despite the transition from role player to team leader, Swopshire impressed early on. The forward was named the Tournament MVP after NU won the South Padre Island Invitational on Nov. 24,

when Crawford was still playing. Saturday, Swopshire was one of two players to leave the court during the second half against Iowa. Freshman center

Alex Olah retreated to the locker room after getting hit in the back of the head.

program. Senior Taylor Thornton, the reigning American Lacrosse Conference player of the year, opened the scoring 70 seconds into Friday’s 16-4 victory over UMass at McAlister Field, while junior Kelly Rich tallied four goals and senior Amanda Macaluso added three more to lead the Cats. In her first start replacing the departed Brianne LoManto, sophomore Bridget Bianco recorded six saves in her first career victory. Macaluso, senior Ali Cassera and junior Christy Turner all scored in the final 90 seconds of the first half to

send the Cats into the break up 9-2, and junior Alyssa Leonard, Rich, Macaluso and Thornton all scored in the first 12 minutes of the second to put the game away. NU was back in action the next day against an old friend. Coached by Lindsay Munday — who played at NU from 2003 to 2006 and later became a Cats assistant coach — USC hosted the first-ever lacrosse game at the Coliseum. But NU ruined the party, scoring 9 of the first 10 goals and going into halftime up 11-2. Senior Erin Fitzgerald and junior Kat DeRonda each scored in the first two

minutes of the second half, putting the Cats up 10 and establishing a running clock the rest of the way. Leonard set an NU record and tied an NCAA one with 15 draw controls against the Trojans. As she begins her 12th season at NU, coach Kelly Amonte Hiller celebrated her 198th career win against USC. She will go for 200 next weekend when the Cats battle North Carolina and Vanderbilt before returning to Evanston for their March 6 home opener against Boston College.

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I WILL REMEMBER YOU Graduate student Jared Swopshire dribbles. Swopshire’s NU career ended on Tuesday after undergoing knee surgery.

— Ava Wallace


Amonte-Hiller notches win 198 of coaching career

The defending national champions kicked off their season in first gear over the weekend, blowing out Massachusetts and Southern California in Los Angeles. No. 1 Northwestern (2-0) never trailed against the No. 14 Minutemen (1-1) and the Trojans (0-2), who welcomed the Wildcats to L.A. Coliseum for their debut as a Division 1

Swopshire will be missed JOSEPH DIEBOLD

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Swopshire done for season after knee surgery

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— Joseph Diebold

Talk to me tomorrow. Tomorrow we can discuss what graduate student forward Jared Swopshire’s knee injury means for the rest of this ill-fated season of Northwestern basketball. Tomorrow we can discuss whether embattled coach Bill Carmody deserves another year (with, possibly, a healthy Drew Crawford rejoining a team stacked by NU standards) to finally get this team over the hump and into your office bracket. Tomorrow we can discuss whether the Cats without Swopshire and Alex Olah will be able to rebound better or worse than a group of five actual wildcats — my money’s on the felines. Today, let’s talk about Swop. He left a Final Four team for a chance to take a leading role at lowly NU. It’s the kind of decision curmudgeon sportswriters grumble about as they decry the selfishness that has ruined basketball and recall a bygone era when players sacrificed minutes for championships. But how many of us can honestly say we would have chosen differently? Nobody likes sitting on the bench (Swopshire averaged 3.3 points per game last season at Louisville), and the chance to get NU into March Madness should appeal to anyone with the requisite competitiveness to play college sports. Oh, and Swopshire enrolled in NU’s graduate school, which I hear does OK by its students. Most importantly, Swopshire played hard. Sure, sometimes he deferred on offense more than we would have liked, but how relieving it was to see a Wildcat crashing the boards after years of John Shurna’s 195-pound-soaking-wet frame and Luka Mirkovic being Luka Mirkovic in the middle of the 1-3-1. Swopshire set a Carmody-era record with 16 boards against Nebraska, and his 6.7 rebound per game average is the best by a Cat since 1999. And when, at times this season, he was able to add awkwardly graceful drives and a deft shooting touch, he brought WelshRyan to its feet. When I learned Tuesday that Swopshire underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, this Oregonian couldn’t help but think of former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, who nearly single-handedly saved basketball in Portland and led the Blazers to their best seasons of my lifetime (yes, I was born immediately after we blew Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals to the Lakers, why do you ask?). Sports fans like to get overeager about new toys. When Kyle Prater transferred to NU, fans spent the summer salivating over what Prater would do for the Cats’ receiving corps, only to fall back to earth when Prater demonstrated a particular knack for holding penalties and disappeared into a deep group of wideouts. But Swop went above and beyond any hopes fans could have had of a little-used forward from Louisville. In all likelihood, Jared Swopshire won’t ever play in the NBA. 6-foot-8 tweener forwards who can shoot a little and rebound a little are a dime a dozen, and most of them aren’t recovering from knee surgery. If that was it, Swop, it sure was fun while it lasted.

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