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It’s Fiske: Tivador falls short in 1st Ward By MANUEL RAPADA and TANNER MAXWELL

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ANOTHER TERM Ald. Judy Fiske celebrates her win at Dave’s Italian Kitchen while challenger Ed Tivador concedes at World of Beer. Fiske defeated Tivador in Tuesday’s election for the 1st Ward alderman.

Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) won reelection Tuesday, holding back a Northwestern-student-supported challenge by Ed Tivador. Fiske took 56 percent of the vote to Tivador’s 44 percent, besting the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 superintendent by more than 100 votes. One in four registered voters in the ward showed up at the polls. Standing on a chair while holding a supporter’s hand, Fiske called the last few months “a long and tough campaign” that culminated in a referendum on her service to the ward. She said her return to City Council represents a decision to keep the 1st Ward independent. “I’m really happy that our 1st Ward is remaining ours and not somebody else’s,” Fiske told about 40 supporters at Dave’s Italian

Kitchen, 1635 Chicago Ave. Tivador conceded to Fiske at about 9:30 p.m., thanking dozens of backers gathered at World of Beer, 1601 Sherman Ave. Before making the announcement, he toasted with a pint of beer with campaign manager Kent Swanson. “Well, I’m clearly disappointed,” Tivador later told The Daily. “I feel like I really learned a lot and am blessed in my life with the most amazing people.” Fiske told supporters Tivador was “very nice” on his concession call. “I thanked him, and that’s the end of that,” Fiske added. The owner of Davis Street pet store Fit + Frisky, Fiske dodged the most serious challenge of Evanston’s three contested races for alderman. After winning, she told The Daily the heated campaign season was taxing. “I’m not sure I have eaten today,” Fiske said. “We worked really hard today, trying to figure out what the results were going to be.” » See 1ST WARD, page 6

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Holmes, Tendam Student vote underwhelms handily re-elected By JUNNIE KWON


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Alds. Delores Holmes (5th) and Mark Tendam (6th) beat back challengers Tuesday, handily winning re-election to the Evanston City Council. Holmes, who was challenged by write-in candidate Carlis Sutton, won 338 of the 453 ballots cast, or 75 percent of all votes. Many Northwestern students live in the ward, mainly in off-campus apartments and houses. “I’m very excited,” said Holmes, who hosted a celebration party at Boocoo Cultural Center and Cafe. “I’m anxious to finish what we’ve

started.” She said her priorities for her third term include economic development, safety and job training for youth. Holmes also expressed disappointment at the low voter turnout in an interview with The Daily earlier today. Sutton could not be immediately reached for comment. He ran on a platform of preventing gentrification and increasing job opportunities for youth in his ward. “The percentage of black people in Evanston has decreased over the last two censuses,” Sutton said in an April 6 interview with The Daily. “I don’t see any movement by the city of Evanston to stop that flow out.” The 6th Ward had higher turnout » See OTHER RACES, page 6

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Northwestern students hardly turned out in Tuesday’s election for 1st Ward alderman, handing incumbent Judy Fiske victory over challenger Ed Tivador. There were two on-campus voting locations: Parkes Hall, which recorded 81 voters, and Patten Gymnasium, which had six. Overall, 1,097 people voted in the 1st Ward race. Student volunteers for Associated Student Government’s Vote Evanston initiative stood outside The Arch for six hours, handing out free pizza. Chris Harlow, who spearheaded Vote Evanston with Weinberg freshman Kevin Harris, said student involvement in local politics was crucial in gaining

representation of student interest in policies such as the so-called “brothel law” and off-campus safety procedures. “If Northwestern students make up a portion of the populous that votes the alderman into office, the alderman will feel more accountable to the students,” the SESP freshman said. Steven Monacelli, NU student coordinator for Tivador, said he and others stood outside of The Arch for nine hours, encouraging students to vote for Tivador. “It wasn’t what we hoped,” said Monacelli, a Communication senior, of the election’s result. “We need someone who not only says they’re willing to listen to students but also willing to reach out to them … I don’t think (Fiske) came on campus once during this entire campaign.” Harlow said most of the students he spoke to expressed regret for not

registering early enough. Though he had hoped for more voters, he said the initiative was successful in raising awareness about local politics on campus. “There was a great excitement centered around community politics,” he said. “We’re in the middle of ASG elections, but people still knew there were Evanston elections going on.” Communication senior David Griffin said he voted for Tivador because the candidate was more aware of student interests, particularly regarding Tivador’s stance to work toward repealing the so-called “brothel law.” He said student awareness about the elections on campus was surprising. “I’m really impressed by it, since local elections are usually not well participated in,” he said. “Certainly there’s been a lot more getting the word about » See TURNOUT, page 6

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Around Town Voters shake up D202 school board By OLIVER ORTEGA

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Thousands of Evanston residents took to the polls Tuesday to vote for Evanston Township High School District 202’s school board in a hotly contested race that featured eight candidates vying for four positions. The candidates campaigned on a slew of polarizing issues, including the school’s “detracking� curriculum, diversity training and taxes. Election results show how razor-thin the winning margins were, with new board members Bill Geiger, Doug Holt, Patricia Savage-Williams and winning incumbent Gretchen Livingston combined getting just less than 60 percent of the vote. Livingston, who got 15 percent of the vote as of press time and was second after Geiger’s 17 percent, said she was happy with the results, pointing to her leadership on the board as the reason behind her victory. “I’ve been campaigning full-time for this volunteer part-time job,� said Livingston, an attorney and incumbent board member. “But I think my record on the board, especially work on passing the three-year goals plan and the freshman year course changes, was key.� Elena Garcia Ansani, who came in sixth, would have been the first Latina ever elected to the school board. Her campaign was built heavily

on addressing Latino issues, reflecting ETHS’s growing Latino population. ETHS’ “detracking� initiative was a controversial topic during the election. The school was put in the limelight in 2010 when the board approved a plan to offer “earned honors� freshman humanities courses — meaning students can only get honors credit if they meet certain academic benchmarks — in an effort to broaden the variety of students in classes and address the achievement gaps between white and minority students. This school year, the freshman biology classes were changed to a similar “earnedhonors� curriculum. Candidates planted themselves on both sides of the issue. Incumbent Deborah Graham voted for implementing the “earned honors� curriculum for freshman humanities but against expanding the effort to include freshman biology classes. She and other candidates, including Livingston, cited a lack of research on the structure’s effectiveness as reasons for caution. But Ansani and Savage said they support both measures and argue the efforts will help close the achievement gap. ETHS’ teachers’ union endorsed five candidates: Ansani, Savage, Geiger, Livingston and Casey Miller. Teachers’ Council president Bill Farmer said the group did not endorse Graham because of her vocal criticism of the school’s curriculum and a poor interview. He chalked up the unusual competitiveness of the race to issues such as detracking and diversity training,

pointing to how things were much calmer in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, where four school board candidates ran unopposed. “There’s sense of dissatisfaction with the administration, and while the candidates are relatively similar, there are certain parts of the community backing certain candidates,� Farmer said. 20

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David Harris knew he wanted Jo Lee to be his Associated Student Government executive vice president. He just wasn’t sure how to summon the nerve to ask. “Someone asked me. They were like, ‘Have you proposed yet?’” Harris said. “I was like, ‘Working on it. Building up the nerve.’” “You know he’ll ask,” Lee remembered thinking after the pair video-chatted late last year. Harris and Lee, both SESP juniors, eventually made the commitment to run, quickly beginning the process of putting together a platform of pursuing ideas from a diverse group of students, more than 100 of whom have already joined their campaign. “Our platform is primarily made up of ideas that aren’t ours,” Harris said. “They are ideas that were proposed to us, and we don’t think ASG should be an organization that sets an agenda internally, but one that sets it externally.” They boast the most ambitious platform of the four tickets running, with 61 specific proposals spread out across 10 focus areas — and they say that’s just the beginning. “We’ve attempted to find two types of goals,” Harris said. “The first are goals that we can achieve in the short term, the low-hanging fruit, the things we can make an immediate impact on, that by the end of our tenure will be nothing complete, as well as thinking about, ‘What are the things that

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we care the most about that will drive a long-term cultural shift within Northwestern?’” Harris identified mental health, sustainability and diversity and inclusion as three areas they will work on pushing for that shift. Harris said balancing their proposals — which range from adding three psychologists to the staff of Counseling and Psychological Services to increasing the Student Activity Fee in order to double the funding available for B-status student groups — is doable if they maximize ASG’s potential. “We have 150 members and an established organization that can achieve this stuff,” Harris said. “So when you look at our different committees, ASG has more than 60 priorities.” Lee credited the duo’s background in the School of Education and Social Policy, where both are learning and organizational change majors, with informing their leadership style. “I think our academic experiences have definitely shaped the way we interact with student organizations, but definitely ASG,” Lee said. “Learning and organizational change is really about how organizations are living, breathing things that can always be better, that can always co-create and engage their membership. As we grew with the curriculum, we grew with the understanding that, yes, ASG maybe doesn’t do what it’s supposed to really well, but we can do something about that.” Both have served on ASG’s executive board — Harris for two years as services vice president, Lee for a year as treasurer — but Harris emphasized their other student group involvement gave them “authentic student experience.”

“It takes ASG experience to know what works and what doesn’t, but equally or more important is experience outside of ASG,” Harris added. Lee has the added challenge of balancing the campaign with SESP’s junior year practicum requirement, which she is completing this quarter while interning at Accenture. But she said working a 9-to-5 job can actually be more friendly to her schedule than the hectic life of a student. When he first arrived in Evanston in September 2010 and joined ASG the next month, Harris

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In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jewish and non-Jewish students alike walked Monday to remember the victims of the Holocaust, and I was incredibly moved by the experience. As I walked silently in a single file line with dozens of other students, the power of the moment was unavoidable. The fact that 35 Northwestern organizations co-sponsored the Walk to Remember event shows the wide-range belief in genocide awareness and prevention on our campus. Yet for Jewish students at NU, campuswide support and inclusion was not always as evident as it was on Monday. For decades, the University presented obstacles for Jewish students to attend. Until 1964, NU practiced an admissions quota on Jews, capping the number of religiously affiliated Jewish students per class. According to Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein of Tannenbaum Chabad House, until the 1980s, Jewish students still lied about their religion on their applications to get into NU. Today, Jewish students make up about 20 percent of NU’s campus. Yet for a long time, life at NU for Jewish students did not reflect their overall size and presence on campus. A Holocaust awareness day was not even considered, let alone feasible, before major changes were made to campus life. When Rabbi Klein came to campus in 1985, Northwestern lacked a kosher meal plan and Jewish programming on campus was sparse. His work along with NU’s Fiedler Hillel to promote Shabbat services, Jewish social events and celebration of holidays has transformed NU into a welcoming place for Jewish students. On a typical Friday night, Hillel will pack its dining room for Shabbat dinner. Chabad House used to attract 80 to 100 students for Shabbat dinner until its disaffiliation with the University this year. Klein was also instrumental in bringing a chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, an internationally Jewish fraternity, to campus. Yet, this chapter was officially chartered in 2000, much later than many of NU’s peer institutions. During the last decade, Jewish social programming has flourished, marked by the success of Hillel’s Freshman Fest, a Jewish a capella group in ShireiNU and the Jewish Theatre Ensemble. NU has a Jewish president in Morton Schapiro and possibly the next Associated Student Government president in Weinberg junior Aaron Zelikovich. NU’s Walk to Remember event should be seen in this context of a thriving Jewish community here. Yet there are still obstacles that face Jewish students on campus. One of those obstacles is electrical engineering Prof. Arthur Butz, who is a well-known Holocaust denier and author of “The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The Case Against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry.� While Butz has never mentioned his views on the Holocaust in his engineering classes, protest over his views erupted in 2006 after Butz voiced support for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust. While I believe in the First Amendment and the freedom of speech for professors, Butz’s continued presence at NU reflects the importance of remembering the Holocaust each year on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Holocaust deniers can only gain traction and followers if people are not present to meet them openly and reject their claims. Genocide commemoration not only honors the memories of the victims but is the best way to ensure that the mantra “never again� remains vital to humanity. It is sad to say that despite humanity’s best efforts to prevent genocide, decades after the Holocaust we remain powerless to secure protection for the persecuted and the weak. As the remaining survivors of the Holocaust dwindle every year, the next generation will grow up without the living representations of the Nazi atrocity. Much as NUs history of treatment toward Jews will fade into memory, Holocaust stories of survival will be lost unless we actively seek to remember them as we did on Monday. While the past may be bitter and painful, its continued presence in our daily lives is the only way to secure a better future. Jonathan Kamel is a Weinberg freshman. He can be reached at If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to

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There has been plenty of well deserved buzz around the hiring of men’s basketball coach Chris Collins. His hire builds new hope around a program known for its hard-working and intelligent men. Former coach Bill Carmody took the program to new heights, and I’m excited to see how far the team will go with a new coach and a fresh start. However, while many seem to think that our lack of NCAA Tournament appearances and number of Big Ten wins is a challenge, we have a bigger issue on our hands, one that is up to us — the students — not the program to fix: filling (and protecting) this house. In his news conference last week, Collins gained my immediate respect with these words: “I know there has been a lot of talk about what we don’t have, and what we need, and all that kind of stuff. ‌ My goal is to make Welsh-Ryan the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten, and that’s not going to be easy. But I come from a place where if you walk into Cameron Indoor Stadium, no one goes in there and talks about how state-of-the-art it is, but you talk about the atmosphere because it’s the people that are in it and the hunger of the crowd and the excitement and that’s what we have to build.â€? Talk about perspective. Who cares what we

don’t have? Who cares that our facilities are sub-par in comparison to other Big Ten schools whose alumni bases and populations triple ours? We have blessings surrounding this campus that other schools could never duplicate. We have a family culture within our university that trumps anything our rivals could ever strive for. Facilities can be built, erected, funded. But you can’t fund belief. You can’t erect momentum. You can’t build passion. These things come from the heart. If you’ve ever been to a men’s basketball game before, particularly an upset, I guarantee you that not once while cheering did you stop to think, “Man, I really wish I was sitting in a nicer seat.� You’re close enough to the court to highfive Reggie after an And-1 attempt. You can feel your presence make a difference. You can hear your voice be heard. You personally can help change the momentum of the game, sometimes even just by showing up. When all those things happen, everything materialistic suddenly becomes an after thought. When you have pride in your school, suddenly even the biggest obstacle becomes your biggest opportunity. Many schools across the Big Ten are established in athletics. They’ve had success, built their reputations and established their traditions. We have a unique opportunity to create our tradition, to decide for ourselves what we want our reputation to be and turn that into a lasting legacy. We envy what others have because we have not yet achieved it. But just like any other challenge, we have the opportunity and

the ability to make a difference. The best part? It starts with one simple step: Show up and be loud. Coach Collins may want a home-court advantage, but that’s our job, not his. We all came to Northwestern for different reasons — and let’s be honest, most of those were academic. We want to change the world, to influence lives, to make a difference. We may not be able to have a global impact at the moment, but we can change Northwestern. At college campuses across the country, nothing fosters community more than athletics; look at Florida Gulf Coast and Wichita State in their March Madness runs. We’ve seen the publicity our school has received because of a hire, and we haven’t even won any games yet! We even got a taste of it after the Gator Bowl win, when a simple pre-game video gave you the chills as Demetrius Fields yelled out, “We play for Northwestern!� We are headed in the right direction. We are climbing the mountain, and there is no stopping now. The question is: Do you want to be a part of it? If we want better, newer and bigger facilities, we first have to fill the ones we have. For goodness sake, we are the only Big Ten student body that gets into our games for free. Emily Allard is a Communication senior and varsity student-athlete. She can be reached at emilyallard2013@u. If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to

Confessions of an entitled suburbanite JULIAN CARACOTSIOS DAILY COLUMNIST

After a record number of applications – 32,772 in total – 4,554 lucky high school seniors received what, to many of them, will be the opportunity of a lifetime: admission to Northwestern’s class of 2017. Like many of my peers, getting into college was the ultimate validation of 12 years of hard work; the day I found out I was waitlisted at my top choice, the University of Chicago, I felt like life had slapped me in the face. Looking back, this was a blessing in disguise, but at 17, I had no such perspective. Anger and resentment should come as no surprise to anyone who has experienced the college admissions process. I was shocked – and to be honest, angry – when I saw the hurricane of criticism stirred up by a recent opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal. “To (All) The Colleges That Rejected Me,� written by high school senior Suzy Lee Weiss, is a canonical expression of the stress, anxiety and frustration that comes with taking the first step away from home and into a much wider world. Caity Weaver, writing for Gawker, unleashed a scathing sentiment, calling it a “spiteful rant, flinging glasses of white whine into the eyes, not only of every college that denied her admission, but also every person who has ever been accepted into

a college, ever.� She continued, saying that while “some try-hards spent their high school career trying ... to build an impressive resume,� Weiss – naively – opted to take what Weaver denigrated as the “more virtuous path� of sticking to what she felt was right. And that is where I stopped. One word told me everything I needed to know: resume. Preparing for a career and writing a resume is a ubiquitous part of college life, but not the life of a 15-year-old. But our high school “careers� start early, and we’re faced with choices that we lack the capacity to make for ourselves. Weaver chastises Weiss for mocking “killer SAT scores,� which despite being questionable measures of academic performance at best, we recognize as something we have to get through. But that’s not the way I saw it at age 17. I spent my weekends with a Kaplan tutor drilling myself with practice tests — but not from a reasoned cost-benefit analysis. I studied from the rather irrational and childish fear imposed upon me. Was this decision a reflection of maturity? Hardly. Do the tiger cubs Weiss refers to in an allusion to Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother� have a mature, enterprising view of what it takes to succeed as adults? Or is that our parents? I can’t know what exactly Weiss was thinking, but it rang more than a few bells as I read it. My take on her “rant� is that the college admissions process can be an unexpected cold shower for many of us by no fault of our own. My parents — who worked themselves up from poverty and didn’t have the time or money for extracurricular activities — imbued me with the values that made

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them successful: If I focused on my studies, I would excel as they did. Past that, my parents let me do as I pleased, sticking to myself and reading books — no mention of violin lessons. In retrospect, I regret many of these decisions because I see the wisdom in doing more than academics, but back then, I thought that I had my priorities straight. When I found out that much of what I believed wasn’t enough, I railed against the tiger cubs, the hospital volunteers and the “one-thirty-second Cherokees.� I didn’t feel entitled, I felt lied to. I wasn’t a tiger cub, but through no fault of my own. It’s not that I didn’t care, but that I didn’t know. I did, unfairly and immaturely, get angry with my parents for not “doing enough for me,� but at heart could never blame them for doing the best they could. Weiss got a lot of flak for supposedly absolving herself of responsibility, asking why Chua couldn’t have adopted her as one of her “cubs,� but she ends by admitting that, “To those claiming that I am bitter — you bet I am! An underachieving selfish teenager making excuses for her own failures? That too!� Learning that the world doesn’t revolve around our personal values is part of growing up, and adults should be held fully responsible for this. But this first time it hits? Well, it takes only a shred of empathy to see why that might hurt. Julian Caracotsios is a Weinberg junior. He can be reached at If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to

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Questions of time commitments dominated the beginning and end of the campaign. Tivador criticized Fiske for not participating with him in a League of Women Voters forum and an interview with local journalists on “The Reporters.� Fiske said weeks later that scheduling conflicts prevented her from participating. Days before the election, Fiske revealed she had filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Tivador’s superintendent contract from Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. Tivador maintained that his running for City Council was not anything out of the ordinary. Tivador launched his bid for the council chambers chair next to Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd) in front of World of Beer. He held his watch party Tuesday night inside the bar, joined by Ald. Coleen Burrus (9th) — who endorsed Tivador — and Ald. Ann Rainey (8th). Steven Monacelli, who quit Associated Student Government last week to work for Tivador, also made an appearance. “Ed lost with a fair spread,� said Monacelli, a Communication senior. “I hope Ald. Fiske



will do as well as she can to actively reach out to students.� Tivador told The Daily he hopes Fiske works on issues regarding NU student representation and economic development. “I hope she begins to focus on sustainable economic growth in Ed lost with a the 1st Ward,� Tivador said. “It hasn’t been fair spread. I happening. The city hope Ald. Fiske deserves and needs will do as well this.� Fiske s aid she as she can to appreciated the stuactively reach dent involvement in out to students. today’s elections and hopes that engagement Steven Monacelli, translates into studentNU student ward engagement. coordinator for “I want them to Tivador really come out and join us and be part of the community,� Fiske said. “And I want to be a part of their community as well.�

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this round than I’ve seen before.� However, Medill freshman Mallory Busch said student engagement in the elections was still lacking. She was going to vote for Tivador but was told she had registered incorrectly. “I’m really passionate about elections, but most of the people I know don’t even know about the


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than any other ward in Evanston, with 26 percent of voters casting ballots. In a rematch of the close 2009 race, Tendam beat challenger Mark Sloane. Tendam claimed 1,101 votes Tuesday, garnering 66 percent of the vote. Tendam was endorsed by six aldermen and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, among other city and county officials. “It was hard to battle the kind of endorsements he had from all the elected officials,� Sloane said. “It felt like David and Goliath, and sometimes David does lose.�,

elections,� she said. Weinberg junior Janesh Rahlan also voted for Tivador. Rahlan said Evanston politicians needs to start viewing students as part of their community. Moving forward, Harlow said he plans to change the Vote Evanston initiative to hold a similar booth offering free pizza at the time of voter registration instead of Election Day. Tendam said he was looking forward to continuing to work on initiatives regarding crime and public safety. He said police officers will hold regular meetings with ward residents. Tendam also said he hoped to focus on economic development across the city and to make the council’s focus on getting greater community involvement when it makes an investment. With all incumbent aldermen re-elected — along with Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, who ran unopposed — the same City Council will return to the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center later this month.,

CAPS, McCormick launch mental health course By LAUREN CARUBA

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The campus discussion on mental and emotional health has made its way into the classroom. As part of a pilot course within the McCormick School of Engineering, this spring 31 students are assessing their emotional intelligence and learning “soft skills� that will help them succeed in college and later in the workplace. Developed over the past year in conjunction between McCormick and Northwestern’s Counseling and Psychological Services, the class is launching as students call for more discussion on mental health issues in the wake of Weinberg junior Alyssa Weaver’s suicide while studying abroad last year. Although intellectual and technical skills are important, emotional intelligence skills play a big role in a person’s success, said CAPS psychologist Rob Durr, who developed the course with David

Shor, assistant director for clinical services. The class will address an area tackled in many introduction-to-college types of classes, he said. “We notice that a lot of our students, they’ve had to focus so far on the intellectual and educational development to get into Northwestern that oftentimes there’s room to develop in the emotional, social skills,� Durr said. The course, which will be primarily discussionbased, will focus on applying emotional intelligence skills like stress management, self perception and decision-making to everyday situations. It will also track the development of students’ emotional intelligence, evaluating them at the beginning and end of the class. Rather than just teach the concept of emotional intelligence, Durr said the goal of the course is to equip students with essential personal management skills. “We’re providing skills in psychoeducation that’s going to equip students with stress management techniques and skills that they need to cope with the stress of college,� Durr said. Learning how to work in groups and different

environments is something McCormick senior Olivia Gann is thinking about a lot as she prepares to graduate this June. She said she enrolled in the course to learn how to maximize her workplace efficiency. Those skills also relate to the high-pressure environment of college, she added. “There’s just a lot of motivation and a lot of determination going on, and it’s easy to get caught up in that and lose sight of what you’re actually trying to do, which is learn,� Gann said. “It’s an especially relevant class here for instilling priorities.� Approaching the topic of emotional health in a classroom setting will also make the discussion more accessible to students, who may not always feel able or comfortable approaching CAPS with their personal issues, Gann said. “CAPS as a resource doesn’t reach everyone,� she said. “This sort of covers another ground and touches on the issue from a different perspective.� The introduction of the new class accompanies recent efforts by CAPS to expand its staff

and services, which students have criticized this year, especially following Weaver’s death in November. CAPS is currently seeking funds from the University to add four psychologists, who will specialize in areas like suicide prevention, minority groups and peer mentoring. An Essential NU focusing on mental health was recently added to Wildcat Welcome orientation programming for incoming freshmen. CAPS executive director John Dunkle said the goal is to improve the staff-to-student ratio, currently at 1 to 1,211. Increasing the number of staffers until the ratio is 1 to 940 would align NU more with peer institutions, he said. Dunkle said the pilot course fits with attempts this year to leverage student feedback in improving services. CAPS also recently increased the hours at its stress clinic, which now offers drop-in times for students. “We’re really trying to gradually increase what we can offer,� Dunkle said.

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NU needs faster pace to win ALEX PUTTERMAN DAILY SPORTS @AlexPutt02

The Daily: What’s the best thing about being so close to your friends and family? Carter: I can go home any time I want to. I usually go home every Sunday to see my mom, my sisters. When my friends come back from Spring Break, I get to see them any time I want to, so that’s a plus.

Monday night’s NCAA Tournament championship game between Louisville and Michigan featured abundant athleticism. There was Peyton Siva, maintaining his dribble while falling to the ground, then spinning away from a defender and flipping a falling, flailing, lay-up through the hoop. There was Tim Hardaway Jr. cutting through the lane, cocking back his arm and throwing ball through net with rimrattling force. There was Montrezl Harrell, soaring well above the rim to finish a roaring alleyoop, and there was Glenn Robinson III returning the favor with a slam off a halfcourt heave from Trey Burke. Without sifting through play-by-play logs and game highlights, I can recall only three dunks from Northwestern basketball players during the 2012-13 season, and not one would crack an extended highlight of Monday’s championship game. It’s not breaking news or brilliant insight that the Wildcats as a program do not play at a championship level. Of course they’re not as athletic as Michigan or Louisville or last year’s collection of Kentucky’s physical freaks. But, if this year’s tournament is any indication, plodding below-the-rim offense proves fruitless early in the NCAA Tournament, where NU hopes to be soon. Pittsburgh and Wisconsin were the two slowest-paced teams in the tournament, according to possessions-per-game data from Both teams perennially feature inferior athletes who slow the game down and play harder than their opponents. Both teams also perennially fail to advance deep into the NCAA Tournament, and both teams were upset in the round of 64 this year. Second-seeded Georgetown, which plays the Princeton offense employed by NU under Bill Carmody, was 293rd in the country in possessions per game and lost to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast, 52nd in the nation in possessions per game. This exercise involves a degree of cherry-picking examples, but speedy teams such as Mississippi, North Carolina, Iowa State, Memphis and Oregon all won tournament games in which they were either underdogs or light favorites according to seeding. Meanwhile, slower teams like Georgetown, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh, plus Bucknell, Kansas State and Notre Dame, lost round-of-64 games many prognosticators expected them to win. In fact, of the 10 tournament teams with the fewest possessions per game, only two, Florida and Miami, won their first game. What this means for NU and new coach Chris Collins is that it’s time to ramp up the pace and throw down the slams. Under Carmody, the Cats consistently ranked toward the bottom of the country in possessions per game (324th this year), and 2013’s tournament results suggest that such sluggishness is antithetical to the direction the sport is moving. Collins says he will build a system around the players on his roster, which means he better hit the recruiting trail in search of long arms and quick legs. Fastpaced and high-flying basketball is fun to watch and apparently successful to play. Last week I wrote that the Cats will reach the NCAA Tournament under Collins. Now it’s time to prepare to win some games when they get there.

Cats run Notre Dame out of the park Josh Walfish/Daily Senior Staffer

CATS RULE Sophomore outfielder Olivia Duehr slugged a home run that hit the roof of the practice facility in left field, only the eighth run to do so in program history, to put NU on the board against Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon. The Cats defeated the Fighting Irish in five innings on a run-rule.


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The fifth time was the charm for the Wildcats against the Fighting Irish on Tuesday. After a rocky start, Northwestern shocked Notre Dame, putting up 9 runs in the fifth inning to best the Fighting Irish and end it in the fiveinning mercy rule. The Cats entered the fifth inning down 3-2. The inning started off with a dramatic flair that gave the Cats’ offense some extra energy as junior third baseman Marisa Bast slugged a home run to center to tie the score. Sophomore shortstop Anna Edwards found a way to get all the way to second, popping up to the center fielder who lost the hit in the wind. Sophomore Andrea DiPrima lined an RBI double to the outfield for the Cats’ second lead of the game. Another base hit by freshman Brianna LeBeau put runners on the corners for NU. Sophomore Julia Kuhn got on to load the bases for the Cats. Sophomore outfielder Olivia Duehr forced a walk to walk in a run and keep the based loaded. The top of the order rolled around for NU. Senior Kristin

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Scharkey and junior Mari Majam, Big Ten Player of the Week, both got RBI base hits, Scharkey with a single and Majam with a double, to bring the score to 8-3. The Cats had now batted around and the winning run, Bast, was at the plate due to the 8 runs after five innings mercy rule. Bast got on base after getting hit by a pitch, and sophomore pitcher Amy Letourneau knocked in one more with a base hit to second. Edwards walked up to the plate for the second time in the inning and lined one to right to score 2 more runs, giving the Cats an 11-3 victory. “I think our confidence is huge right now,” Letourneau said. “I think we’re playing really well and we know it and we’re hitting well. We know that we can put nine runs up on any inning.” The fifth inning served as a continuation of the previous series against Illinois, in which the Cats knocked in 23 runs in three games

and run-ruled the Fighting Illini in two of the matchups. Notre Dame rounded out NU’s tough out-of-conference schedule. The Fighting Irish received multiple votes to be in the top 25, post a 26-10 record on the season and sit in fourth in She’s an the Big East. atypical nine Besides batter and has b e at ing a tough oppogreat power ne nt , t he and speed. She Cats got the definiely does gratification of beating a a great job on team that bested them turning our last season lineup over.” in 9-1 runrule victory. Kate Drohan, “We saw softball coach, our chance on Duehr and we took it,” Letourneau said. “We didn’t play our best in the first couple of innings, but we definitely came through in the fifth inning.” The Cats’ ace gave up only 3 runs on 3 hits with 8 strikeouts against the impressive Fighting Irish offense. “Amy is very consistent and our defense is very confident when she’s

out there,” Deuhr said. Deuhr also emphasized not panicking when things weren’t going right for the Cats on defense and taking each out one at a time. The Cats managed 2 runs before their huge fifth inning. The first run came on a blast from Duehr in the second. Duehr’s ball hit the roof of the practice facility in left field, marking only the eighth home run ball to enter the “Roof Club” and making Duehr only the second player to have 2 home runs that qualify for entrance into the club. Deuhr’s blast also came from the nine-spot, showing just how effective the Cats’ order is. “Olivia’s home run really woke us up,” coach Kate Drohan said. “She’s an atypical nine batter and has great power and speed. She definitely does a great job of turning our lineup over.” The Fighting Irish tied it up in the third on a passed ball and took the lead on a single and throwing error to go up 3-1. The Cats battled back in the bottom of the inning, narrowing Notre Dame’s lead to 1 on a base hit by Edwards to pave way for their dominance in the fifth inning. RebeccaFriedman2015@u.northwestern. edu


Q&A: Defensive tackle Chance Carter By JOSH WALFISH

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Northwestern must replace two defensive linemen after Brian Arnfelt and Quentin Williams graduate this spring. However, the Wildcats have some experienced players returning, including junior defensive tackle Chance Carter. The Evanston native played in all 13 games during the Cats’ 2012 campaign, compiling 15 tackles while rotating in on the defensive line. He will be one of the guys fighting this spring for more playing time on defense. As spring practice winds down, Carter spoke with The Daily about why he loves being so close to home and how he became interested in the Chicago

Blackhawks. The Daily Northwestern: What’s your favorite Northwestern football tradition? Chance Carter: I would definitely have to say slapping the “Trust Yourself ” sign before the game. Before a game, the “Trust Yourself ” is a huge thing for me because I like to think a lot, and seeing that board out there that says “Trust Yourself ” really gets me to clear my mind and just go out and play football. Football’s just a game, and you have to just go out there and play. The Daily: Where’s your favorite place to study on campus? Carter: The library, third floor, East Tower.

The Daily: What’s your favorite class you’ve taken so far at NU? Carter: Swahili. A lot of the football guys are in it, so it’s the class I’m the most comfortable in. The Daily: I know you’re an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan. What about hockey appeals to you? Carter: I like the fast-paced action of it. When the Blackhawks were really just getting good to where they are now about three years ago, I didn’t know about them because they weren’t that good. When I sat down and actually watched a hockey game and saw how fast it was, how physical it was and how much it reminded me of football, I really enjoyed it and really caught on to it. The Daily: Why did you decide to

come to Northwestern? Carter: The familiarity of it. I was actually taking classes here when I was younger in the Center for Talent Development program. I’ve been taking them since I was in the fourth grade. Having the chance to have my family come to every game if they can, and then being close to friends and family.

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