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A group of individuals have stolen copper piping from Evanston religious institutions five times since the beginning of the year, a worrying trend for owners of older buildings with the pricey copper gutters and downspouts. Three different Evanston churches have reported the theft of copper downspouts on the exteriors of their buildings since January. The Evanston Police Department believes the same group of individuals are perpetrating these thefts, EPD Spokesperson Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Thieves have stolen downspouts from St. Nicholas Parish, 806 Ridge Ave., several times in the last five weeks, church business manager Suzanne Lefevre said. The recent incidents are the third major thefts in two years at the church, Lefevre said. Built in 1904, St. Nicholas has at least two of its five buildings equipped with copper gutters and downspouts, Lefevre said. The rest have downspouts made of galvanized steel. Lefevre said the thieves located the copper fixtures ahead of time and targeted those specifically. Because it is fairly easy to pry the copper off the building, the thieves generally work at night or in the early morning and

The School of Education and Social Policy will offer a new class during Spring Quarter in which students will allocate $100,000 to a philanthropic organization of their choice. The class, “Learning Philanthropy: Engaging in the Study and Practice of Giving,” will be taught by SESP Dean Penelope Peterson and Lauren Jones Young, former director of the Spencer Foundation, which aims to support education-related research. Offered for the first time this year, Peterson and Young are already planning to include the course in the SESP curriculum in future years. According to the course description, the money was made available through an initiative by the Once Upon a Time Foundation of Fort Worth, Texas, an organization that Peterson said has given money to other universities in the past for similar courses. The organization approached SESP with the proposal a year ago, and the school has been preparing for the course throughout the year. Peterson said her aim for the class is to teach students how philanthropy improves the lives of children, youth, families and adults. “Not Not only does it only does it improve improve people’s people’s lives to improve l i v e s t o organizations, improve organibut also the zations,” idea is that the Peterson said. “But person who also the gives the money idea is that person benefits in some the who gives way. the money benefits in Penelope Peterson, some way.” SESP dean The class will consist of 33 students who were required to submit an application by Feb. 11. The application asked students what they would do if they were given $10,000 to donate to a cause. Peterson said the class will be interdisciplinary and should not be viewed only as a sociology course. The plan is to incorporate all perspectives in the science of philanthropy, including those in economics, political science and psychology. “The issues that we are dealing with are too complex to be solved by one discipline — no one discipline can have the answer,” she said. “You have to bring different

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STREAK SLAYER Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald raises the Gator Bowl trophy after the Wildcats’ win at on Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla. Head to to read The Daily Northwestern’s oral history of the Fitzgerald era of Wildcat football, complete with stories from the players and alumni who watched the entire story unfold.

Copper heists continue Thieves steal from religious institutions five times in 2013

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GUTTED Expensive copper gutters and downspouts have been stolen overnight from Evaston religious institutions several times this year.

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20 Curriculum Forum Wednesday, 7 p.m. Haven Middle School Library 2417 Prairie Ave. Evanston/Skokie District 65 will hold a social studies curriculum forum Wednesday at Haven Middle School, the district’s second such forum. Administrators and teachers will be on hand to help parents understand what students learn from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Saturday, 10 a.m. Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center 2200 Ridge Ave. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) will hold a meeting on Saturday to receive public input to improve the beach experience for pets and owners. Located south of Clark Street Beach along Sheridan Road, the city’s dog beach will open April 1, weather permitting.

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Police Blotter Alleged altercation in front of Jewel leads to double arrest

Evanston Police responded to a call of battery in progress in front of Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave., Saturday evening. A conflict arose between a 60-year-old Chicago man asking for spare change outside of the store and two other Chicago men, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The two Chicago men were charged with battery. Witnesses said the two men exchanged words with the man and then began to punch and beat him up. The 60-yearold man sustained no serious injuries. The 32and 42-year-old men live in the same Chicago residence, although it is unknown if they are related. They are scheduled to appear in court on March 20.

Homeless man arrested inside Century 12 movie theater

Evanston Police arrested a 50-year-old man for sneaking into a movie at Century 12 Evanston/CineArts 6, 1715 Maple Ave., without paying for a ticket on Saturday. People in the theater observed Austin Castleberry allegedly reaching into a purse that didn’t belong to him and called the police. Castleberry claimed to be homeless, Parrott said, although the address listed for him was in Chicago. Castleberry is scheduled to appear in court on April 3. — Ciara McCarthy

Evanston man arrested in connection with January shooting in downtown Chicago

Chicago police arrested an Evanston man on Thursday in connection with a January shooting at a downtown Chicago hotel. Brian Miller allegedly shot a 25-year-old man in the leg during a party on the 22nd floor of the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in the heart of the Loop. Detectives investigating the case said everyone involved in the incident knew each other, the Chicago Tribune reported last month. The injured man was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for wound treatment. Police arrested Miller in the 2700 block of S. California Avenue in Chicago and charged him with aggravated battery with a firearm, Chicago Police spokesman officer Veejay Zala said. The injured man identified Miller from a photo array, Zala said. — Jia You


Sunday, 1 p.m. Evanston Art Center 2603 Sheridan Road An exhibition of three artists chosen by Shannon Stratton, a juror from Chicago’s threewalls gallery, will debut Sunday at the Evanston Art Center. Stephen Cartwright, one of three selected artists, has recorded his position on earth using a GPS every hour since noon on June 21, 1999. Cartwright creates maps and objects based on his unique perspective and data collection. Local artists Scott Carter and Emily Hermant will also be part of the exhibition.

Citizen Police Academy to start new spring session March 6

Evanston Police Department will begin its Spring 2013 session of the Citizen Police Academy on March 6, according to a news release. Established in 1995, the 12-week program gives participants a working knowledge of the department. It has produced more than 800 graduates, according to the release. The program consists of a series of weekly classes and discussions on Wednesday evenings, which cover different aspects of law enforcement.

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Students must complete a four-hour ride-along with a patrol unit and a three-hour observation in the city’s 911 center to graduate, along with other requirements. Graduates will receive a diploma and an academy jacket, and EPD encourages them to actively participate in the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. The department also requires all its volunteers to complete the course. EPD hosts two academy session every year and limits each class size to about 25 students. People who work or live in Evanston can attend the program for free. Interested persons can find the application on the city’s website. — Jia You

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On Campus Storyteller relates LGBTQ experiences Judaism, tradition, family emphasized in S. Bear Bergman’s suite of stories

An episode on a Big Ten Network television series airing Wednesday night will highlight reporting initiatives at both Northwestern’s Evanston campus and Northwestern University in Qatar, according to a University news release. Students from NU-Qatar’s journalism program in Doha and Immigrant Connect will be featured at 11 p.m. Wednesday night on “BTN LiveBig,� a new series piloted earlier this winter. The show focuses on spotlighting some of the non-athletic global initiatives that Big Ten institutions are engaging in. Created by Medill Prof. Jack Doppelt, the online network Immigrant Connect aggregates news and information for communities of Chicago immigrants and refugees. Established in 2008 in conjunction with the Qatar Foundation, NU-Qatar is the University’s first international campus, where students there major in journalism or communications. TeamWorks Media, a Chicago creative media company specializing in visual content, social media and marketing, is co-producing the “BTN LiveBig� series with Big Ten Network.


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A storytelling performance at Northwestern’s Fiedler Hillel on Monday night emphasized the importance of family and Jewish tradition in determining one’s gender and religious identities. S. Bear Bergman, a storyteller who has written several books for both children and adults, performed “Machatunim,� a suite of four stories about his nontraditional family and the problems confronting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. A number of NU departments and student groups collaborated to host the event, including the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the LGBTQ Resource Center. About 30 people attended the event. “It was a great opportunity for me to learn more about the wider-gendered world,� said Eva Hare (McCormick ’07), who attended the event with the Chicagoland Gender Outlaws. “It’s a realization that, ‘Oh, there are other people who are similar to me, in that they’re similar because they’re different.� Three of Bergman’s stories centered on the importance of his family and Jewish tradition in his life. Bergman said he adores his family because of the diversity of “genders, tattoos, races and backgrounds� represented there, but added that this diversity makes describing relationships tricky. He said the title of his suite, “Machatunim,� means “co-in-laws� and describes people who are family to him regardless of whether or not they are blood relatives. “It helps to have a word for it when people ask if you’re family and their view is a bit more conservative than yours,� he said. Bergman and his husband are practicing Jews who are raising their son, Stanley, in the traditional Jewish faith, emphasizing the importance of religion, tradition and family. They host traditional Shabbat dinners most Friday nights and attend religious gatherings. Emphasizing the importance of not only family communities but also his network of co-in-laws, Bergman said he and his husband rely on on both in raising Stanley. “The more non-related adults a child has in his life who are caring for the child’s wellbeing, the better off the child is,� he said. The couple also encourages Stanley to explore different genders and gender roles. Event organizers, including Hillel Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, invited Bergman to speak

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it can be.� With his last story, Bergman reflected on the difficulties facing transsexuals in his performance of “Gathering Light Out of Darkness.� The story draws on Jewish folklore and the traditional lighting of candles at Hanukkah to emphasize light and uniqueness as a form of resistance to violence. “It’s easier for people who are queer and trans to come out in Judaism because there’s so much more room for argument than in other traditions,� he said.

Chicago Magazine recently released its annual ranking of the “100 Most Powerful Chicagoans,� and this year’s list is looking positively purple. According to a University news release, almost 40 percent of those listed are connected to Northwestern, ranging from alumni and trustees to parents of current or former NU students. The list features 23 NU alumni, ranging from Groupon CEO Andrew Mason (Bienen ‘03) to Henry Crown and Co. chairman Lester Crown (McCormick ‘46). University President Morton Schapiro is ranked number 54, and alumnus and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Communication ‘85) tops the list. “The quality and scale of representation on this list is an important demonstration of our impact on the Chicago area,� Bob McQuinn, vice president for alumni relations and development, said in the release. “You might even think about this impressive collection of Wildcat family members as another way Northwestern is Chicago’s Big Ten team.� Chicago Magazine compiles its annual list by ranking area leaders based on the criteria that those listed must reside primarily in the Chicago area, according to the magazine. The full list is available in the March 2013 issue of Chicago Magazine and on the publication’s website.

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LGBTQ STORIES S. Bear Bergman performs Machatunim, a series of short stories about family and growing up. The stories focused on his Jewish background and upbringing.

because they said they thought his stories would fit well with the themes and ideas of the Jewish Queers, including queer issues, Judaism and family. “The underlying theme here was about the way we think of family and the kind of ties that bind us, even if they aren’t conventional,� Ruttenberg said. “(Bergman) brings a queer eye to Jewish life and a Jewish eye to queer life.� Ruttenberg added that Bergman’s stories about his identity provided an “important and vital voice for Jewish culture in terms of understanding what our culture is and what


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Wednesday, 6 to 7: 30 p.m. Norris University Center, Wildcat Room Homeless youth from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will share their life experiences at a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement. The speakers will share how they became homeless and their current advocacy efforts for others in similar situations.

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John Esposito, a professor at Georgetown University and president-elect of the American Academy of Religion, will speak about the six-year research process for his book, “Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think,� which represents the most comprehensive study of Muslim individuals. The event is part of the Muslim Cultural Students Association’s Discover Islam Week.

To celebrate the Oscars ceremony, NU’s Ballroom, Latin and Swing Team is hosting a dance and watch party in Norris. The free event will feature dancing ranging from the waltz to the foxtrot, as well as ballots on which students can vote for which nominees they think will win. Formal attire is encouraged.

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College not conducive to maintaining friendships BLAIR DUNBAR


It’s been a while, but I still remember my brother’s first year at Dartmouth College. He and a couple of friends decided to have a “cookout� by the dock on campus. Unfortunately, they didn’t realize the pan they were using for the fire had plastic in it, so they burned a hole through the pan and the dock. They had to call the police and each pay $100 to repair the damage. My family laughed about that incident for a couple of weeks. The next year, my brother joined a fraternity. I would always ask him, “What about your friends who helped you destroy the dock?� He would always tell me he hadn’t seen them; he was too busy now. I never understood why my brother would let what seemed like a great friendship die. Why was it so hard for him to balance his new friends with the friends from his freshman dorm? Then I went to college.

I don’t know how many times I have seen two old acquaintances randomly bump into each other on campus. They run up to one another, hug or pat each other the back. They start with, “It’s been so long since I’ve seen you!� Then they ask, “How have you been?� Finally, they end their chance meeting with, “We should get coffee sometime. Give me a call.� Every time I witness one of these encounters, I always wonder if they will actually get coffee. Everybody warns you when you go off to college that you most likely will lose touch with your high school friends. At the very least, you have to make some hard choices about who is worth making the extra effort in order to stay in touch. The rest of the friendships inevitably fall by the wayside. However, no one ever warns you that, throughout college, you’ll have to continually choose your friends. Students at Northwestern are constantly running around, overwhelmed and frazzled. “Midterms� start about the third week of classes and don’t end until finals. Meetings for various clubs never end, and neither does homework. There simply isn’t enough time in

a normal weekday to spend time with friends, and certainly there isn’t enough time over the course of one weekend to see every person there is to see. Hard choices have to be made. I had the best freshman dorm floor. We would all sit outside Why was it so in the hall with snacks talk for hours. hard for him to and We were so comfortbalance his new able with one another. friends with the Sometimes late at night, I would chat friends from with my guy friends in the men’s bathroom his freshman no one else was dorm? Then I when there. We planned spewent to college. cial events like Easter brunch and celebrated our birthdays together. I made some of my best friends in that dorm. Now, I live in my sorority house and spend about thirty hours a week on activities other than schoolwork. I still see my closest friends from last year, but not nearly as often as I would like. My relationships with the other


‘RIM’ to ‘BlackBerry’ bad for business ARABELLA WATTERS


When you hear the word “blackberry,� what do you think of? Twenty years ago, it was the fruit. Ten years ago, people would have answered with a smartphone at the peak of its popularity. Now, ask the same group of people, and they associate the word with a dead brand, an irrelevant product and a phone that has inherently lost its “cool factor� in every sense of the word. That’s why it struck me as a move lacking in strategy for Research in Motion to rebrand their company with the new corporate name BlackBerry. To me, BlackBerry connotes the exact legacy RIM wants to escape: a brand of smart phones that once dominated and then surreptitiously fell from grace. This decline took the form of a stock price that fell from a high of $145 to a dismal estimated $15. Although along with the rebranding comes a new BlackBerry 10 operating system and the Z10 phone. I can’t really wrap my head around why RIM would have thought it was a good idea to rebrand itself with the name of the phone that contributed to its downfall. It is an entirely reactionary move and one that only highlights their lack of insight on their own market. RIM should have branded itself as BlackBerry when the phones were hot commodities, not when they carry no clout.

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I remember the day I got my first smart phone. I was a senior in high school, and my history with phones had been shoddy at best: a Nokia I painted polka dotted with nail polish in the fifth grade, a hot pink knockoff Razr, a sliding phone with the most horrific touch screen known to man and the super nifty LG Chocolate in the eighth grade all met their untimely ends in my clearly not-so-capable fingers, so I don’t blame my parents for waiting until I was the I know one “responsible� age of person who eighteen to bestow upon me what, at the still uses their time, was the hottest BlackBerry of the new trend in Curve, and smart phones. Everyone had one, that’s not just and I instantly gained my perception. street cred when I got a BlackBerry. It had everything, BBM (that’s BlackBerry Messaging for anyone not in the loop), email, the ability to connect to the Internet at a glacial speed and a full keypad that, at the time, I imagined that I looked like a real cool kid using. Fast forward not even three short years since I got my BlackBerry, and the idea of BlackBerrys being equated with anything other than technological irrelevancy is laughable. Three years ago it seemed like you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting


someone hunched over what were affectionately deemed “crackberries� for their highly addictive properties. I made the switch to the iPhone in October — and I was one of the last holdouts, frequently reminded by my friends to enter into the 21st century. I know one person who still uses their BlackBerry Curve, and that’s not just my perception. In 2009, RIM owned 44 percent of the domestic smart phone market. Now, that market share is down to 8.4 percent, a statistic that means, basically, BlackBerrys have been eradicated from the market. Interestingly enough, with the rebrand two weeks ago, shares in the company gained 15 percent, a jump that I attribute to simply the novelty of the new name and the possibility of more. Possibility is the operative word here, because I don’t believe that BlackBerry can dig itself out of the deep, socially irrelevant hole it’s gotten itself into. Maybe in six months I’ll be eating my words, but I believe that in the technology world products move on an entirely linear scale. The idea of a cyclical product in which clout phases in and out is unheard of. When was the last time you heard someone saying they really wanted the iPhone 2 or an Android phone from 2010? There isn’t really any going backwards, and in my opinion, once you’re done, you’re done. Arabella Watters is a Medill sophomore. She can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to

people from my floor have been reduced to the occasional run-in on campus. It makes me sad. I miss my conversations in someone’s room at 2 a.m. and third floor story time. Our lives are a conscious stream of decisions. Where do you go to college? What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you wear to class today? I always knew you choose your friends, but I didn’t realize until coming to college that you also choose which friendships to let go. The friends you have are always going to be changing, and it’s a continual struggle to decide which friend to call in the ten minutes you have to spare. No one wants to be the friend that says goodbye. No one wants to be the one who never has time for coffee or to talk on the phone. But it’s inevitable. Maybe rather than getting accustomed to making plans we’ll never keep, we should focus on the relationships that matter most. Blair Dunbar is a Weinberg sophomore. She can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, email a Letter to the Editor to

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ASG, FitRec work to bring Zumba south ASG hopes to draw more South Campus residents to classes in Parkes Hall By ALLY MUTNICK

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GOING GREEN The 2012 Pierce Engine/ Pumper cleans its own exhaust and emits only water and nitrogren into the air.

Evanston Fire Dept to showcase new engine in spring open house

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services will host an open house on Saturday to display its new environmentally-friendly fire engine. Firefighters have spent the last few weeks preparing Engine 25 for service. The engine, a 2012 Pierce Engine/Pumper, allows for less carbon emissions than older models, according to a news release. Instead of releasing dark smoke into the air, the engine cleans its own exhaust and emits only water and nitrogen into the atmosphere. “It is a perfect fit for our community,” Fire Chief Greg Klaiber said in the release. It also features LED lighting and a computer terminal for receiving incident information and conforms to new National Fire Protection Association standards. Firefighters will equip the engine with complemental medical and fire equipment. The eco-friendly engine will respond to calls from an equally green fire station. Evanston Fire Station 5, 2830 Central St., achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification at the GOLD level from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the release. It is the first fire station in Illinois with LEED certification. The department will host the open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the station. — Jia You

Associated Student Government is working with Northwestern Fitness and Recreation to bring a free Zumba class to Parkes Hall this spring as part of a trial run to set up more group exercise classes on South Campus. The ASG Student Life Committee came up with the idea after complaints from South Campus students about the long walk north to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Norris Aquatics Center, especially in the winter. Zumba, a dance fitness program using Latin and international music, will be held Thursday evenings in Parkes Hall 122, 1870 Sheridan Road. ASG originally tried to schedule it in Blomquist Recreation Center, but the space was booked by student dance teams and martial arts clubs. Maddie Stuart, a member of the Student Life Committee who led the planning, said NU FitRec was very receptive about holding a class outside of SPAC when she reached out to them. “The classes they hold there are really wonderful,” she said of SPAC. “But the distance is a huge downside.” Current group exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga and weight training, are held predominantly in SPAC. Stuart mentioned that upcoming SPAC renovations may provide more exercise rooms. NU FitRec would be able to move some of the martial arts and dance groups to SPAC, leaving more room in Blomquist for South Campus group fitness classes. “This is kind of like a pilot program,” the SESP sophomore said. “If we can show them there is a demand for fitness classes down south, they will be more likely to add some in the future.” Alex Van Atta, ASG vice president for student life, said the committee was looking to possibly add a yoga class as well.

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KICK IT UP A Zumba class, open to students and residents, is taught at the Crown Sports and Aquatics Center. ASG announced Zumba classes will also be available at Parkes Hall in the spring after an unsuccessful attempt to move them to Blomquist Recreation Center.

He said the NU FitRec staff seemed very open to adding Zumba and other South Campus options. “This is something new they are trying out,” the McCormick junior said. “I think this just shows that they are willing to work with us.” In addition to fitness, Van Atta said his committee has been working with athletics to bring other changes for students that had been suggested through the ASG outreach website, Campus Voice. Medill junior Jenna Frasier said those who live on South Campus are acclimated to walking a long distance to SPAC to take classes and that those who are very motivated to take the classes will make the trek. This is one of the downsides of living south, which balances upsides such as having easier access to downtown Evanston, she said. “I feel like if you’re on South Campus you’re just kind of used to it,” Frasier said. “Everything has a pro and a con.” He said the group is also working with NU Athletics to get cheaper tickets for students

If we can show them there is a demand for fitness classes down south, they will be more likely to add some in the future. Maddie Stuart, Student Life committee member

who want to sit outside the student section at Ryan Field when parents or friends come to visit. The committee is also working on increasing attendance at athletic events. Stuart said she hopes the South Campus Zumba class will encourage students to come to classes. “Hopefully students will want to come out and exercise,” she said. “I know a lot of people are excited about the possibility of not walking all the way north to get their one hour of exercise in.”

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leave the premises in a matter of minutes, she said. The steel gutters and downspouts have not been touched. “They know exactly what they’re looking for and they’re pretty efficient,� Lefevre said. The most recent thefts at St. Nicholas netted about $10,000 worth of copper. This tally does not include losses from the previous two incidences in the past two years. Nothing else of value had been stolen from the church premises. St. Nicholas is looking into options to replace the downspouts and will likely choose a non-copper alternative, They Lefevre said. know exactly Thieves also targeted St. Athanasius School, what they’re 2510 Ashland Ave., in looking for and early February. Three copper gutters valued they’re pretty at more than $500 were efficient. stolen from the north side of the buildings. Suzanne Lefevre, Two days later, the St. Nicholas Parish thieves returned to the business manager church and took additional gutters. Last April, thieves took $1,000 worth of copper gutters from the First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman Ave., Evanston Review reported. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood Ave., has also been a target. The thieves likely take the copper piping to a Chicago scrapper to have it melted for sale, Parrott said. EPD detectives have looked into different metal scrapping facilities in Chicago, but haven’t yet identified a specific location where the stolen copper is being sold, Parrott said. Copper is “one of the more valuable metals� available for sale, Parrott said. EPD has coordinated with the institutions that have been targeted, and Parrott said patrols have been increased in those neighborhoods at night, when the majority of thefts have been committed.

30s, to the Block Museum in honor of Schapiro and his wife Mimi. The donation was finalized with the University in December. The collectors also donated about 40 prints each to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Although the Hollanders never attended Northwestern, their close relationship with the Schapiro family secured their decision in choosing the University as one of the three recipients of the photographs, said Lisa Corrin, Ellen Philips Katz Director for the Block Museum. “We really owe our president a great thank you for having the confidence in the Block (Museum) and belief in the role of arts in education at Northwestern,� said Corrin, who previously worked with Schapiro and the Hollanders at Williams College. “Because of their great respect for Morty and his advocacy for the Block (Museum), they chose us.� Schapiro wrote in an email to The Daily on Sunday that the Hollanders are among his family’s “closest friends.� The Block Museum staff kept the project in the NU family by hiring alumnus Elliot Reichert (Weinberg ‘10) as curatorial project manager. He said curating the upcoming exhibition of Steichen photographs has been the biggest responsibility of his career. “(I felt) a little bit of terror, but after the terror, euphoria,� he said. The exhibition will feature a comparison between the photographs by Steichen and Andy Warhol, whose pictures were donated to the museum by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The two photographers are universally recognized for their influence in Hollywood and fashion photography. The museum plans to display the exhibition from Sept. 20 to Dec. 1. The very different styles of the two photographers will provide an interesting contrast, Corrin said. “(Steichen) could make someone plain looking look extremely beautiful,� Corrin said. “Andy Warhol did the opposite by shooting polaroids with bright lighting so the celebrity would always look shocked.�

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From page 1 disciplines to understand the problem and possible solutions.� The students will decide whether the entire $100,000 is spent on one organization or if the amount will be divided among several different recipients. SESP senior Morgan Purrier said this type

of class structure forces students to put theoretical concepts to use. He said he could not fit the class into his schedule but would have taken it otherwise. “It forces the students to think about a lot of issues practically, as opposed to the theoretical,� Purrier said. “It’s bringing the theoretical and connecting what’s in the classroom to the real world.� Young said she is excited to teach her first

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VISUAL ART The Block Museum of Art received more than 40 Edward Steichen photographs. The photographs were given to Northwestern in honor of University President Morton Schapirow, who is close friend with the donating family.

Block Museum’s mission has historically been dedicated to the growth and study of reproducible art forms, which include prints, photographs and film. Although the museum currently houses thousands of prints, it is in the process of bolstering its photography collection, Reichert said. Although the donation has had a “transformative� effect on the Block Museum and its efforts toward developing its photographic repertoire, Corrin said the impact of the Steichen photographs will extend beyond NU’s campus and into Chicago. The donation has heightened the energy around the museum office, Reichert said. class at Northwestern. After teaching at Michigan State University and spending 15 years at the Spencer Foundation, she said the class will bring her back to her love of teaching. “It also enables me to be a part of conversation with young people today about broader purposes and about the resources that they will be generating in their own lives,� Young said. The class will be taught Tuesdays from 2 to 5


(Steichen) could make someone plain looking look extremely beautiful. Lisa Corrin, Director, Block Museum

“There’s a lot of excitement at the Block (Museum) lately,� he said. “Everyone’s kind of kicked it into high gear.� p.m. The class material includes a reading from “A Gospel of Wealth� by Andrew Carnegie. The class will offer an opportunity to learn about the importance of philanthropy and giving back, Peterson said. “It’s an art and science,� Peterson said. “It’s about the deeper meanings and reasons why people give.�

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In their fourth doubleheader of the season, the Wildcats kept their undefeated streaks against Middle Tennessee State and University of Illinois-Chicago alive, and walked away adding two more wins to their season tally. But it didn’t come easily. Northwestern opened the day against MTSU, a team that gave NU a tough fight last year. “We gave ourselves a chance to win, which was key,” coach Arvid Swan said. “We had some match points and we got it done but we can do a lot of things better. We can serve better, we can return better, finish at the net better. But they’re a good team and I think one of the strengths of their team is doubles.” The Blue Raiders came out firing early, challenging the Cats in all three doubles matches. At the No. 1 spot, senior Sidarth Balaji and junior Raleigh Smith hung tough in a serving battle. Smith was eventually able to earn a break for NU with a backhand winner up the line to go up 7-5 before Balaji closed the match out on his serve. With the first doubles win in their favor, the Cats found themselves down in the remaining two matches. While the No. 3 team traded breaks and eventually fell to MTSU 8-6, seniors Chris Jackman and Spencer Wolf dug themselves out of a one-break deficit to bring the deciding match into a tiebreaker against a tough team featuring two players 6 feet 5 inches and taller. Jackman served for the match with a mini-break lead at 6-4 in the breaker but huge serving from the Blue Raiders felled the Cats 8-7(6) to give the first point of the match to MTSU. “It was a good match,” Jackman said. “Spencer (Wolf) and I haven’t played since last year against Illinois so it was fun getting back and playing with Wolf. We had our chances and we didn’t execute but we came out strong against UIC so that was good.” While the doubles point has been crucial for NU this season, the Cats wasted no time in making up for their losses on the singles court. Balaji quickly leveled the match with a 6-1, 6-3 win at the No. 3 position but the rest of his teammates had to struggle a bit more for their wins. Jackman fought back from a 6-2 first-set loss to take the final two sets 6-1, 6-2, giving NU a 2-1 lead in the match.

From page 8 Middle Tennessee State on Friday only to break that Saturday against Campbell when she fanned 15 batters. Lamberth threw a complete game three-hitter in a Saturday win over the Blue Raiders and came in to get out of a jam in the cancelled game against Georgia. The two combined for a 1.30 ERA over the course of the weekend giving up only five earned runs. The offense seemed to have a revival as NU scored at least five runs in all four games, a feat they only accomplished once in Arizona. Sophomore infielder Anna Edwards said the key was the Cats staying focused on every pitch and not trying to do too much in one at-bat. “You just can’t put too much pressure on yourself,” Edwards said. “We all know we can hit and we just needed to go base to base and not try to do too much. As long as we do that, we can score runs easily and we can tack on runs like anybody else can.”

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JACKED Senior Chris Jackman plays a shot. Jackman and fellow senior Spencer Wolf came from behind to force a tiebreaker in their doubles match, but ultimately lost to Middle Tennessee State. The Wildcats won both matches overall as a team.

“I got it done in the end,” Jackman said. “ But I have to focus on coming out strong in the first set because too many times I lay back on the belief that I can win in three sets, and I need to come out stronger.” In a more competitive contest than the score line indicates, Smith took the No. 2 match from Victor Cornea 6-3, 6-4 to put the Cats within 1 point. “He’s a tricky player because he’s a lefty and … they were one of the biggest teams I’ve ever seen,” Smith said. “Luckily I didn’t get the 6-foot-8-inch guy. I think my guy was around 6 feet 5 inches. Anytime you play a guy that’s tall, you assume that they’ll have a good serve and at least in my match I felt like he was pretty good off the forehand and backhand too.” Another come-from-behind win, this time by Alex Pasareanu, gave NU the victory with the sophomore’s 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 5 spot. MTSU would go on to win the remaining two matches to bring the final score to 4-3 in the Cats’ favor. “We return well as team,” Swan said. “That’s certainly one of our strengths and they had some big guys who were serving well but we’re playing strength against strength and you hope that you can come out on top.”

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The night match featured UIC and as they have in all of their double-headers this season, the Cats took the second match of the day in decisive fashion. Victories at the top two positions in doubles gave NU the 1-0 lead and after quick wins by Smith and freshmen Mihir Kumar in singles, Balaji sealed the sweep with a closely contested 7-6(6), 6-1 win. “In that second match, you’re always trying to make improvements from your first match,” Swan said. “I think that’s how the guys get better, playing in real competition against good teams. The second matches have helped us in terms of if someone didn’t perform well in the first match, then they can get into the second match right away to try to make some corrections.”

shoulder, Stevens said, and Heelan, NU’s starting catcher, exited with what the coach called a “hamstring issue.” Stevens said further word on both injuries will be available later in the week. On Sunday the Cats took the field again to meet the Spartans. Neither team scored through four innings, but Michigan State notched three runs in the fifth. Then, after an NU score in the sixth, the Spartans brought home three more in the seventh. The Cats bounced back with three of their own in the seventh to tighten the score, 6-4, before the Spartans scored again in the ninth and quashed an NU rally to preserve their victory. The Cats struggled in the field, making four errors, including two from leftfielder Walker Moses. “We had a few bumps in the road with some fly balls and things with the high skies and the sun,” Stevens said. “So that’s something we’re going to have to address this week and try to get out and get a little bit more of that and hope the weather cooperates with us.”





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Women’s Basketball 18 NU at Michigan State, 6 p.m. Wednesday


That was a very unique situation. We ... were just really excited to get out there and play. — Andrea DiPrima, softball sophomore

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NU flies home with three wins Cats leave last game in-progress to catch flight to Evanston


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Northwestern’s weekend ended with three wins and a sprint to the airport. The Wildcats suspended their game with No. 13 Georgia on Sunday afternoon in the top of the fifth inning with the bases loaded and a 7-5 lead. However, the Cats had to dash to catch their flight back to Chicago and hoped to continue the game next weekend in Cathedral City, Calif., where both teams will be participating in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The request was denied and because five complete innings were not contested, the game was cancelled and all statistics were wiped from the record book. “That was a very unique situation,” sophomore Andrea DiPrima said. “We made the most of it and we were just really excited to get out there and play.” The cancelled game was only the final part of a weekend in which the Cats rebounded from their disappointing start to the season. NU took home three of the four games, which counted to improve their record to 3-6 on the season. Coach Kate Drohan said the biggest difference between the two weekends was playing with a little more fire. “It was combination of just having the experience of playing last weekend and just getting out on the field,” Drohan said. “The biggest difference I saw in the team was the mentality and the energy that we played with. It was outstanding and we’re excited to build off this weekend.” Drohan pointed out one of the mental differences she saw was how the team executed in the big moments. NU was able to string together timely hits and get the outs to avoid the opposing team from


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FLY OUT Sophomore Anna Edwards takes a swing. The Wildcats won three games over the weekend, but before they could complete their last game, the team abandoned their match to catch their flight back to Evanston.

getting a big rally. The Cats had at least one inning of three or more runs in all four games after doing that just twice the previous weekend. In addition, NU was able to limit the large rallies which allowed both Boise State and Oklahoma to run away with the games in Arizona. The only exception came in NU’s sole loss of the weekend when Georgia scored four unearned runs with two outs to win 6-5. It was the game that didn’t count which

emphasized this change the most. The Bulldogs took a 4-1 lead into the third inning, but the Cats responded with three runs in the top of the inning to tie the game. With the game level at 5 in the fifth inning, NU loaded the bases and scored twice while being poised to score more before the game was called. “We played tough,” Drohan said. “We got some big hits in key situations. We got some big outs and to see both Amy (Letourneau) and Meghan (Lamberth) control ballgames like they did was





outstanding.” The pitchers were both on point all weekend. Letourneau established a new career-high with 12 strikeouts against » See SOFTBALL, page 7


Wildcats split pair of weekend games Northwestern goes 1-1 before weather stops the third game By ALEX PUTTERMAN

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Score one for the Wildcats, one for the opponent and one for Mother Nature. At the season-opening First Pitch Invitational in Greenville, S.C., Northwestern (1-1) beat Miami (Ohio) 8-1, then were snowed out of an in-progress game against Furman before losing to Michigan State 7-4. Results aside, it was a pleasure for the Cats just to return to an outdoor field after a winter of indoor batting practice. “It’s always great to get back on the diamond again. There’s nothing like being outside and hearing the words ‘Play ball’ over the loudspeaker,” centerfielder Luke Dauch said. “You’re seeing the ball on clouds and real sky, and everyone’s out there having a good time.” Once on the field, the Cats looked far from rusty. Down 1-0 to Miami (Ohio) in the second inning on Friday, the Cats put runners on first and third for Dauch, who singled to right field to plate NU’s first run of the season. “To be the first one of the season (to drive in a run) it’s kind of a special moment,” the sophomore said. “Especially because they were up one run on us when that happened, so it broke our barrier of no runs scored.”



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The Cats didn’t score again until the sixth, but once they did the runs kept coming. NU took the lead on a squeeze bunt from catcher Scott Heelan, then tallied six more runs in the final three innings. Starting pitcher Zach Morton didn’t need the support, yielding only 3 hits and a walk over 7 innings to earn his first win of the season. Kyle Ruchim, who was 4-4 at the plate, pitched the last 2 innings to close the Cats win. The next day, NU led Furman 4-2 in the top of the fifth inning, when Furman, the event’s host, deemed the snowy conditions unplayable and delayed, then cancelled, the game. “We were extremely disappointed that the decision was made not to play because it got awful nice. We had been playing in a lot worse up until that point,” coach Paul Stevens said. “We were in a very advantageous position, and it’s just too bad that our team did not get what they were working so hard for that day and that win.” Not only did the Cats lose the opportunity for victory Saturday, they lost two key players to injury. Ruchim, who was 2-3 with 2 triples before the cancellation erased all statistics, suffered a separated » See BASEBALL, page 7

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SNOWED OUT Redshirt senior Zach Morton takes a swing during a home game. Morton was the Cats’ starting pitcher against Miami (Ohio), giving up only 3 hits and a walk over 7 innings of work.

This morning, I was woken up by what sounded like someone banging a hammer against a metal pole. This could only mean one thing: Construction has begun on the Athletic Department’s new multipurpose indoor facility. The main feature of the building, which will cost $220 million, will be the brand new indoor football practice field. The modernized practice facility will hopefully attract more high-profile recruits to the Northwestern football team. Coming off their first 10-win season since 1995, the Athletic Department is hoping to continue the team’s recent successes and establish Northwestern as relevant Big Ten football program. As the football team eyes a step toward modernization with the new facility, the basketball teams remain in the dungeon known as Welsh-Ryan Arena. Welsh-Ryan is without a doubt the least impressive basketball stadium in the Big Ten. You know that scene in “Hoosiers,” when the Huskers walk onto the court to play the state championship game, and they’re scared out of their minds by the size and intensity of the arena? Imagine the exact opposite of that feeling. That’s what opposing basketball teams feel whenever they visit Northwestern. NU fans have done a solid job in recent years attending basketball games and creating a hostile atmosphere for road opponents. But the stadium has little marketable qualities. An unpaved parking lot, wooden bleachers, substandard seating and a JumboTron with graphics straight out of the original Tron movie make Welsh-Ryan an obstacle in Northwestern’s efforts to recruit highprofile basketball players. And while the University makes a behemoth investment into football practice fields, no plans have been announced to improve the high school gymnasium posing as a Big Ten arena. It could be argued that results on the field are the reason for this inconsistency. The football team has appeared in five straight bowl games and recently ended its 64-year bowl drought. Meanwhile, the basketball team has still not been able to overcome the hump and make its firstever NCAA Tournament appearance. However, this argument is misguided. If the men’s basketball team is struggling to make the Big Dance, it doesn’t make sense to keep dressing them in rags. You have to buy them a brand-new tuxedo to appear more attractive to prospective suitors. Northwestern is already at a major disadvantage in recruiting efforts. We have never appeared in the NCAA tournament. Our academic standards limit our potential recruitment pool. And many schools in the Midwest have rich basketball traditions, including schools outside of the Big Ten such as Butler. We cannot afford to list substandard facilities as another deficiency to our program when making our pitch to prospective players. We all want to see Northwestern teams do well. And in the current NCAA environment, the path to success is paved with gold (and mega-rich donors). If we want the basketball team to produce the same results as the football team, then we have provide them with similar resources. The football team has embraced the 21st century. It’s time we brought the basketball team along with them.

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