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City adapts as Latino community grows Latino population at 9 percent; Evanston increases outreach By OLIVER ORTEGA

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On a Saturday afternoon at the Evanston Public Library, scientist Isabel Carrera was explaining in Spanish how plants receive nutrients to a group of 10 children and their parents. Afterward, she handed There are children cultural things the plastic bags that as a Latina with seeds that she said I understand. would grow Sometimes into plants with the right people say it doesn’t matter, care. “Science and I say, yes, it applies to basically does matter. everything, Aracely Canchola, which is why ETHS social worker it’s important to learn it,” Carrera, a Mexican researcher, told the children. “Keep notes on how your plant grows, and let me know next time how it’s going.” Jugando Con la Ciencia is a weekly program at the library’s main branch, 1703 Orrington Ave., and just one example of how the city has sought to

connect with Evanston’s growing Latino population. Latinos now represent 9 percent of residents, up from 6 percent in 2000 and 3 percent in 1990, although those numbers may be underreported due to the citizenship status of some residents. Earlier this week, Elena Garcia Ansani narrowly lost her bid to become the first Latina on the Evanston Township High School District 202 school board. Ansani’s campaign was based on addressing Latino issues, reflecting recent growth in Latino student population, which has more than doubled since 2000 to 16 percent of the student body. Carrera and the library’s Latino outreach specialist, Daylily Alvarez, started the interactive science program in February as an effort to encourage bilingual children to take an interest in science and encourage more Latino families to come to the library. “The city and the library have noticed that the Latino population is increasing, so we’ve been getting more books and programming in an effort to reach out to Latino families,” said Alvarez, whose position was created last year. “There’s no better place to get enthused with science on a Saturday afternoon.” Last year, the City Council resolved to provide more services to the Latino community as one of its goals for 2013. Adelita Hernandez, one of the city’s citizen engagement coordinators, has led

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OUTREACH Children and parents participate in an event in honor of Latino activist Cesar Chavez at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., on Saturday. The city has made efforts to reach out to its growing Latino population.

the charge in bringing cultural programming and increasing bilingual resources for Latinos. Hernandez (WCAS ’05) has worked for Evanston since graduation. She recently created the Spanish section of the city’s website and a Facebook page called “Evanston en Español.”“We’re trying to reach out to Latino and bilingual

City eyes Keg replacement By PATRICK SVITEK

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City officials aren’t sweating the future of 810 Grove St., where The Keg of Evanston permanently closed March 31 after a yearlong tussle over its bad rap for underage drinking. During a liquor board meeting Thursday, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said she recently met with a potential buyer who was familiar with the bar’s

notoriety and wants to turn it around. “When he was a teenager, he knew it was the place to go, so he understood that overcoming that reputation for that spot would be a challenge,” said Tisdahl, who also serves as liquor commissioner. “He seemed quite ready to meet that challenge, so I think we’ll have that spot filled.” The City Council is expected to toss out The Keg’s liquor license by the end of the month, possibly paving the way for a new downtown watering hole. “That’ll finally put the last nail in

the coffin,” liquor board member Dick Peach told The Daily. Peach, president of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, downplayed the suggestion the city could have a tough time bringing new business to The Keg’s former location. “They’ll be just fine,” Peach said. “A lot of our business owners remember when The Keg was a very nice restaurant.” During the meeting, Tisdahl » See KEG, page 7

Student competes in ‘Jeopardy!’ By JEANNE KUANG

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Competing on “Jeopardy!” is no trivial affair, but for Northwestern Quizbowl president Dan Donohue, it is only fitting. The Communication junior traveled to Los Angeles last week to represent NU in the game show’s college tournament, which begins airing May 6. Donohue has been watching “Jeopardy!” since childhood, “pretty regularly, with the understanding that one day I wanted to be on it,” he said. To try out for “Jeopardy!,” Donohue had to pass a 50-question online test in October before being invited to an in-person audition in Cleveland that

involved another written test, a mock game and an interview. “They were looking for people they can put on TV,” Donohue said. Donohue had been to an audition once before, during his freshman year. This year, he received a phone call in February inviting him to compete. He and the 14 other contestants, who Donohue said represented “a pretty large cross section of colleges in America,” were flown to California last week and driven to Sony Pictures Studios to tape the competition Monday and Tuesday. Donohue said he didn’t meet famed “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek until his on-air interview before the round. “They really keep us separate from him,” Donohue said. “The first time you see him is when you’re on air, which is kind of crazy.”

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Donohue said speaking with Trebek was a surreal experience, and the contestants joked that “maybe he’s a robot.” “He doesn’t look real up close,” Donohue said. Knowledge-based game competitions are not new to Donohue. In addition to being a longtime “Jeopardy!” viewer, he participated in quiz bowl throughout middle school, high school and his past three years at NU. Donohue said he has always been “intellectually curious,” and his penchant for watching television and live theater gives his mind a way to “cling to” facts. “When I hear something on television I don’t understand, I’m always looking it up on Google or Wikipedia,” Donohue said. “It’s a lot easier to learn things when » See JEOPARDY, page 7

families in Evanston and neighboring areas through online outreach and person-to-person contact,” Hernandez said. In August, she helped organize an event celebrating Mexican culture at Evanston’s Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. About 500 people attended, including Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.

Two TV comedy stars to speak at NU this month

Both Fiedler Hillel and A&O Productions will bring TV funnymen to speak in April at Northwestern. A&O’s annual spring speaker event will feature Nick Swardson of “Reno 911!” fame 8 p.m. April 20 at PickStaiger Concert Hall. Hillel will host Josh Radnor, the leading star of “How I Met Your Mother,” on 8 p.m. April 25 at the Technological Institute. Swardson started in stand-up comedy before performing in the Comedy Central hit series. Doors will open for the event at 7 p.m. “He really ... has arms in a lot of different areas of show business,” said Communication senior Eliza Helm, A&O’s director of speakers. “He writes, and he produces, and he also

“In Evanston we talk about celebrating our diversity, and this is a marvelous example,” Tisdahl said in a speech at the event. Hernandez also coordinated a visit last month from the Mexican consulate at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. » See LATINO, page 7 acts. We really just wanted to bring a strong, strong comedian.” In 2003, Swardson co-wrote “Malibu’s Most Wanted” and landed a role in “Reno 911!” He has appeared in “The Benchwarmers,” “Blades of Glory” and the cult classic “Grandma’s Boy.” Radnor stars as Ted Mosby on the CBS hit series. Weinberg junior Andy Rodheim, Hillel treasurer said every year, the organization brings a prominent Jewish celebrity to campus. “Josh really fit the type of person we were looking for,” said Weinberg junior Andy Rodheim, Hillel treasurer. “We’re very excited.” Tickets for both events can be purchased on the Norris Box Office website. Tickets for Radnor are on sale now, $5 for students and $7 for graduate students. Tickets for Swardson will be $10 and go live Monday. — Cat Zakrzewski

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SHOW ME THE FUNNY “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor (left) will speak April 25 at the Technological Institute at an event hosted by Fieldler-Hillel. Nick Swardson of “Reno 911!” will speak April 20 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall as part of an A&O Productions event.

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More than 40 residents offered suggestions Thursday night to improve the area near Evanston’s Main Street station on the Purple Line in a workshop hosted by the city. The group met at Lincoln Elementary School to discuss the Transit Oriented Development study, a nine-month project seeking solutions for better transportation and public spaces around the intersection of Main Street and Chicago Avenue. Although Evanston responded to a $100,000 grant offered December 2011 by the Regional Transportation Authority and matched an additional $25,000 in June 2012, the study is in its early stages. The workshop marked the first of three public meetings this year to gauge community needs. Dennis Marino, Evanston’s planning and zoning manager, said the city planned the workshop to talk to citizens and businesses on an individual level. “Main and Chicago is one of the few places where both Metra and CTA have stations,� Marino said. “We have great rail service, but it can be even better.� Thomas Coleman, senior supervising planner

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Evanston Police arrested a Chicago man Thursday morning in connection with criminal trespassing at St. Francis Hospital. The 51-year-old man was allegedly causing a disturbance at the hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., around 2 a.m. and refused to leave after being asked several times, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. He also appeared to be intoxicated, and police said they didn’t know why he

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for the consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, began the workshop with a presentation outlining the process of the study. Afterward, the city invited attendees to fill out questionnaires, make notes about specific improvements on a large map and start a discussion about community needs. Alds. Melissa Wynne (3rd) and Donald Wilson (4th) attended the Thursday meeting. Wynne, whose ward encompasses the Chicago-Main area, said she received many good suggestions for the study. “So many people live in the third and fourth wards, and we want (the area) to be more attractive to people so they get out of their car and use public transportation,� Wynne said. “When transportation works for us, it’s fantastic.� The aldermen spoke briefly during the presentation and spoke to workshop attendees including John Szostek, executive director of Piccolo Theatre located in the station. Szostek said the projects will be a great asset to the area, but there are many changes to be made. Szostek said his concern is the lack of signage guiding people between the Metra and CTA stations. It confuses pedestrians and makes the area difficult to navigate, he said. “I want to see more people on the street, more attractions on the street,� Szostek said. “People don’t know where to go. It’s a common experience.�

Oakton Street resident Natalie Watson, an avid cyclist, moved to Evanston three years ago. She said the current spaces for cyclists are too close to car traffic and make her nervous. “I need to get to places,� Watson said. I need “It needs to feel safe or else other people won’t to get to places. bike.� Watson said she also It needs to feel bikes with her 3-yearsafe or else old daughter to preother people school, restaurants and won’t bike. other places. An ideal solution is to calm trafNatalie Watson, fic on Chicago Avenue Oakton Street to create a safe space for resident both drivers and cyclists, she said. “We can’t have the mentality of rushing through,� Watson said. The city will create plans based on feedback from the workshop and present them during a second public meeting in June. Marino said technical experts will see what is possible and narrow down choices in the coming months. tanner.ray.maxwell@u.northwestern.edu

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was in Evanston or the hospital. The man is scheduled to appear in court May 16.

Cleveland Street, Parrott said. The box belongs to a 49-year-old Evanston woman and was taken from the bedroom, Parrott said. There were no signs of forced entry, and all doors and windows were locked, Parrott said. The woman said no one else had access to her keys. The box and its contents were valued at about $150, Parrott said.

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Choi, Kim encourage an ‘engaged’ student body By JUNNIE KWON

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SESP junior Benison Choi and Weinberg junior Danny Kim met through Associated Student Government their freshman year and have been finishing each other’s sentences ever since. “Danny and I are very much like brothers,” Choi said. As ambitious freshmen who wanted to make a difference on campus, Choi and Kim became ASG senators. Choi hailed from 1835 Hinman, Kim represented Ayers College of Commerce and Industry and Slivka Residential College of Science and Engineering. Throughout their terms, they bonded over their disappointment with ASG. Kim recalled a clear divide between senior and freshman senators. “I was really excited to join student government,” Kim said. “At first we both really wanted to be a part of it, and it wasn’t what we thought it was ... we didn’t get to interact at the level that we wanted to.” In order to gain an outside perspective, Choi quit ASG, and Kim significantly decreased his participation. After spending one year leading other student groups such as Camp Kesem for Choi and University Career Services for Kim, the pair decided to reunite to bring ASG back to the people. “Being on the outside, we definitely got a different perspective of how students view ASG,” Kim said. “We want to bring something fresh.” Their platform is a three-pronged approach to reinventing ASG. The first prong, “Enable,” involves “a lot of the tangibles,” such as actively educating students about ASG and what they can do to get involved, Choi said. The second initiative, “Engage,” calls for frequent and genuine communication with their constituents. The last

We need to bring ASG back to students. ... We want you to always know that we’re always accessible. We’re open. Danny Kim, ASG vice presidential candidate

approach, “Empower,” covers intangibles, such as gaining trust from students and assuring them their participation in ASG matters. Within their three approaches they also have specific changes they want to make such as increasing and maximizing funding for B-status groups and creating a resource for ASG nonmembers who aren’t sure how to approach Senate. Choi said he had a “fire-driven” leadership style with a focus on informal organization, culture and social interaction in ASG as a cohesive working group. “How do you expect ASG to be united when the members do not know each other, their strengths and weaknesses?” the SESP junior asked. When Choi attended ASG meetings as a visitor, he said it was a flashback to his experience as a freshman senator and noted the lack of chairs available for visitors. “There’s only seats enough for senators, even though you’re supposed to be encouraging students to come,” he said. “Students don’t even know that they’re allowed to show up, which says a lot about the culture.” However, Choi said ASG made improvements this year, including initiatives such as Campus Voice, an online platform for students to submit their opinions and ideas for ASG members to

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RUNNING MATES SESP junior Benison Choi and Weinberg junior Danny Kim are in the race for Associated Student Government president and vice president. The pair are running with the slogan “involving you by involving ourselves.” ASG elections will be held April 19.

read, which he said should have been publicized more. “Some students didn’t even know different committees existed in ASG,” Kim said. “We need to bring ASG back to students. ... We want you to always know that we’re always accessible. We’re open.” Kim said the pair’s motivation came from their belief in student initiative and pride for the NU community. He said their passion for NU solidified in their meetings with a range of

student groups and leaders from sports clubs to theater groups. With the feedback, Choi said their initiatives would not “reinvent the wheel” like other candidates, but rather start with fixing and building on the resources that ASG currently has. “Let’s stop trying to make a new wheel,” he said. “The wheel has barely started rolling this year.” junniekwon2015@u.northwestern.edu

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Sex Week raises question of studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; readiness BLAIR DUNBAR

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This week is Sex Week at Northwestern. That means a whole week of fun, sex-related festivities on campus meant to support studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; healthy expression of sexuality. I personally went to see the Wildcat Burlesque show at Jones Residential College on

Saturday. It was an hour and a half of dancing combined with stripping. All this sex has gotten me thinking. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but ask myself: Are we college students actually ready for all this sex stuff? I do think that the majority of college students are having, or at least thinking about, sex. What else can you expect from a bunch of hormone-driven young adults? But want doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always equal readiness. The majority of the time, we assume college students are ready for sex. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve personally never been someone who thought it was necessary to wait for marriage to have sex. Sex is a personal act, and whether or not people choose to engage in it is entirely up to them. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also assumed that 18 is a perfectly fine age to start having sex. That was until my mom told me, as a college student, that she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I was ready. My momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s views about sex are similar to mine; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I was a little taken aback when she told me I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t history full of young couples, though? In ancient Greece and Rome, young boys would often have sexual relationships with older men who had not yet

married. Catherine Howard, Henry VIIIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth wife, was only 19 when she married, and Catherine the Great of Russia was only 16. Those are just two of many. Of course, these men and women lived hundreds of years ago. Society has changed a great deal. Maybe men and women were ready for sexual relations at an earlier age back then. Were the Greeks and Romans old enough while the youth of today are too young? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. Most people centuries ago didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a choice, whereas today we do. The truth is, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone is ever fully prepared for sex, no matter how many articles you read, movies you watch, or people you talk to. There is simply no way to predict how sex will affect you, emotionally and physically. My friend is always cautious, yet heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continually paranoid that he will get an STD. Another friend is always in pain when she has sex, while yet another friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think any method of birth control is â&#x20AC;&#x153;romantic enough.â&#x20AC;? Are these friends not ready to have sex? The truth is, STDs are always going to be a potential risk, and even the most reliable birth control methods have some risk of pregnancy. Sex can be painful no matter how old you are,

and sometimes partners just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it. More importantly, there is never a way to know or prepare for how a relationship might change as a result of sex. In the end, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone can tell someone else whether he or she is ready for sex. And if an issue does arise, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proof the person wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready. Problems from sex wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away as you we get older; older age might just make us better at dealing with them. At some point, we just have to take the plunge and see the results when we come up for air. Of course, be as prepared as possible but be ready for the unexpected. Blair Dunbar is a Weinberg sophomore. She can be reached at blairdunbar2015@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

Tale of two coaches: Rice firing evokes Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rage MEREDITH GOODMAN

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Growing up in Texas, I heard a good amount about Bob Knight, the famed college basketball coach who was with Texas Tech for seven seasons. Lately, I have been seeing a lot more of Knight on television. He gave commentary during March Madness for ESPN and was featured in an Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial with fellow former coach Digger Phelps. Coach Knight does deserve attention and praise for his illustrious coaching record. As the third all-time winningest menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division I college basketball coach, Knight won three national titles and 11 Big Ten Conference championships while at Indiana University for more than 25 years. He also coached the U.S. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic Team to a gold medal in 1984 But Knight is also infamous for his history of aggressive and controversial behavior. In 1997, Knight choked one of his players, Neil Reed, in practice. This ultimately led to Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firing in 2000 when he initially denied choking Reed, but was forced to admit his mistake when video of the practice surfaced.

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Knight was famous for throwing chairs in basketball games. The Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial actually makes fun of this behavior with Knight humorously stating, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not how you throw a chair,â&#x20AC;? after Phelps knocked over a stool. He was even convicted of striking a Puerto Rican police officer before practice at the Pan American Games in 1979. If Knight is so controversial, he should not be celebrated in the public eye. As a commentator for ESPN, he is being rewarded for his opinions and color commentary. The Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial even made a mockery of his chair throwing. Knight won several yearly coaching honors and the Naismith Award for Outstanding Contribution to Basketball in 2007. Last week, another menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college basketball coach was made famous, or rather infamous, by a series of abuses similar to those Knight committed. Mike Rice, the former coach of the Rutgers University menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team, was caught on tape being abusive toward his players in practice. The tapes show Rice throwing basketballs at his players with great force, grabbing and shoving them, and yelling profanities and homophobic slurs at them. ESPN should reconsider its affiliation with Knight in light of the Rice story. Knight refuses to comment on this story, most likely because his comments on Riceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story will bring to mind

his own abusive actions toward his players. ESPN did the right thing by revealing the Rice tape â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it should continue its good graces by not promoting Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past actions. When Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti and President Robert Barchi viewed the video in December, they What scares me initially only fined Rice about both of and suspended him for games. But when these incidents athefewESPN show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outis the example side the Linesâ&#x20AC;? obtained the video and aired it, that Knight Rutgers fired Rice in and Rice have less than 24 hours. Riceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set for current abuses seem painfully and future similar to me. Both basketball were verbally abusive toward their players in players. practices, while Knight also had some characteristically harsh words for the press and fellow coaches throughout his career. If Rice was fired less than 24 hours after his insults became public, then why did Indiana keep Knight for more than 20 years? Knight was obviously a much better, if not more successful, coach than Rice. Although Rice held a 73-31 record at Robert Morris University

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and led the team to the NCAA Tournament, his record at Rutgers pales in comparison. Rice finished off all three seasons at Rutgers with both a losing overall and conference record. Knight won two of his NCAA Tournament Championships and four of his Big Ten Regular Season Championships in the 1980s. Two of his most questionable incidents also occurred during this decade. Knight famously threw his chair across the court during a game against Purdue in 1985 and made a questionable joke about rape in a 1988 interview with NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connie Chung. Knight is still regarded as a celebrity. He still coached in Indiana for 15 years after the chairthrowing incident. Even after being fired for choking a player, he was still appealing enough for Texas Tech to hire him. ESPN has refused to use its influence to take Knight off the air. What scares me about both of these incidents is the example that Knight and Rice have set for current and future basketball players. Although emotions can run high in sports and Americans are no doubt obsessed with college basketball, this is no excuse for harassing players. Meredith Goodman is a Weinberg sophomore. She can be reached at meredithgoodman2015@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this letter, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

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Student life VP candidates tame at first debate By JEANNE KUANG

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Communication junior and Anna Kottenstette and Bienen freshman Harrison Flagler, candidates for student life vice president, debated Thursday, sparring on collaboration with administrators, student involvement and alcohol policy. The debate was the first of four Associated Student Government-sponsored events in the coming weeks. ASG election commission member Ian Coley moderated the debate attended by about 30 people, mostly current or former members of student government. Flagler, an ASG Senator, emphasized student involvement and outreach repeatedly throughout the debate. He said his top priority would be a large-scale outreach effort to student groups and hall governments to â&#x20AC;&#x153;make ASG a much more student-driven organization.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all going to collaborate on together is reaching out to students as much as we can,â&#x20AC;? Flagler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then working on studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ideas that students propose as much as we possibly can rather than having a top-down model possibly where we work on the initiatives that we want to work on.â&#x20AC;? Communication between ASG and the administration was one of Kottenstetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main talking points. Kottenstette, a Daily staffer, highlighted her experience, speaking about her many connections with administrators and willingness to discuss and re-adjust project ideas with them.

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The legal battle between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts will continue for at least another month, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday. The Chicago food truck initially sued

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ON THE CLOCK Bienen freshman Harrison Flagler faces off against Communication senior Anna Kottenstette in the Associated Student Government student life vice president debate. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debate was the first of four scheduled joint appearances.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have an inside look at how Northwestern works and how Northwestern students really relate to the administration,â&#x20AC;? Kottenstette, who has served on the student life committee for the

past four quarters, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That comes with my platform where I think we need more collaboration, between student groups and ASG, obviously, but then between students and administration

Evanston in August over a city ordinance requiring all mobile food vendors to have a licensed food establishment within city limits. A judge dismissed the case in January, reasoning the owners of the food truck â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James Nuccio and Gabriel Wiesen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had never actually applied for a license to operate in Evanston before filing their lawsuit. Nuccio and Wiesen were given 60 days to file an amended complaint with the court. Beavers officially applied for an operating

permit March 22. The city sent a preliminary response last week, requesting further information from the food truck before making a decision. Jacob Huebert, Beaversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; attorney, said the letter from the city requested more specific information about the operation of the truck, including more detailed diagrams of the truckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s structure and setup. In the list of required information, the city also requested an address for the food truckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brick-and-mortar counterpart.

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because we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything on campus without the administration.â&#x20AC;? Discussing alcohol policy, both candidates pushed for stronger dialogue on campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always going to be a big issue because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a university and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an integral part of our culture here,â&#x20AC;? Flagler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest thing that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do with alcohol policy over the course of the next school year is fostering a stronger dialogue between ASG, the students and also with the administration so we can have greater transparency in talking about this.â&#x20AC;? He shared an experience of calling an ambulance for a friend and being unsure of whether he would get in trouble for it. Kottenstette agreed that â&#x20AC;&#x153;no one knows for sure where the lines areâ&#x20AC;? in alcohol policy and said she wanted to â&#x20AC;&#x153;redefine the way students look at alcohol policy.â&#x20AC;? She emphasized the need for the discussion about alcohol to go beyond Wildcat Welcome and brought up the idea of using third-party risk management groups to keep students safe at parties. The debate closed with a lightning round, during which Kottenstette and Flagler were asked to compliment each other onstage. ASG members in the audience reacted positively to the debate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was a debate that was very much focused on the future and ways to make ASG better,â&#x20AC;? said ASG Speaker and Weinberg junior Katie Funderburg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best way a debate can go.â&#x20AC;?

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Evanston Plaza developer assesses revitalization By EDWARD COX

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A representative from the developer of Evanston Plaza discussed plans to revitalize the property during his first meeting with west Evanston residents Thursday night. Scott Inbinder of Bonnie Management Corporation accepted the invitation to a 2nd Ward meeting at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, where he talked about revitalizing the property at 1968 Dempster St., which the company purchased out of foreclosure about a year ago. Inbinder did not attend a March ward meeting to which he was invited. During the meeting, Inbinder addressed the possibility of introducing a bowling alley to the plaza. In February, Evanston Patch columnist Christine Wolf started an online petition for a bowling venue in the area that has attracted about 400 signatures. Inbinder said the developer has reached out to three bowling alley operators with little success, though attracting a new operator is “not impossible.” Wolf said she is pleased with Inbinder’s willingness to speak with the residents. “I think that was an unexpected surprise,” Wolf

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REVITALIZATION EFFORTS Scott Inbinder, a representative of the firm that bought Evanston Plaza about a year ago, speaks with 2nd Ward residents about revitalizing the property.

introducing businesses to the area takes time. “We are talking to everyone out there … but it has only been a year, and this center has had a pretty checkered past,” Inbinder said. Although the city plans to provide the investment firm $20 million spread out over 23 years in

said. “I really do appreciate the pickle that he’s in.” The lingering effects of the recession have made it difficult to attract tenants to fill vacant lots in the plaza, which is currently dominated by the grocery store Dominick’s, Inbinder said. He stressed

tax increment financing district funds, Inbinder said the agreement with the city was not contractually binding. Instead, the company plans to fund development projects privately and turn to the city for help after it has attracted a “quality tenant” or “can’t make economics work,” Inbinder told The Daily. The firm, however, has already dipped into some of the $2 million in initial TIF funding approved by the City Council in June, which is separate from the $20 million funding. The company plans to use the funds to repaint store facades and perform canopy work, Inbinder said. The investment firm would prefer to attract more tenants and cater to their development preferences before spending money on redeveloping the plaza, Inbinder said. “We really didn’t want to spend money twice … (we) don’t know what the tenants might want,” Inbinder said. So far, Evanston Plaza has attracted a Papa Romeo’s Pizza restaurant, an Armed Forces recruiting center, a DaVita dialysis center and a pediatrician’s office. Wolf expressed optimism in the plaza’s future. “I do think things are going to ramp up now,” she said. edwardcox2011@u.northwestern.edu

NuCuisine cooking competition challenges talents By KELLY GONSALVES

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Sodexo cooks will compete to impress Northwestern student judges with new culinary creations at nuCuisine’s first ever Battle of the Chefs Series, beginning this Tuesday evening at Allison dining hall. NuCuisine marketing manager Jason Sophian said the series of competitions is modeled after the show “Iron Chef ” and organized like a March Madness tournament. The competition will take place through April and May, moving among resident dining halls and campus retail locations. All students eating at the dining location for a

particular night of the competition can participate in the judging process. “It’ll be able to give students the opportunity to put a face on the people who make their food everyday,” Sophian said. “We’re trying to push more involvement and more of a personal relationship.” Teams of two cooks and one chef will have one hour to prepare a dish with certain guidelines, such as including a special ingredient or catering to a certain theme. Students’ opinions will drive the competition. As they swipe their WildCARDs and enter the particular dining location, students will receive a ballot listing the teams and their respective dishes with a list of ingredients. All students can taste each team’s entry and vote for their favorite dish.

“These events are a good way to show that they’re being proactive about doing something about the feedback they get from students,” said John Hardberger, a Medill sophomore and regular at the 1835 Hinman dining hall. “It shows that they’re interested in what we want and diversifying for us.” The Battle of the Chefs Series is also aimed to “motivate, inspire and really challenge” the nuCuisine cooks, Sophian said. The competition is open to all interested NU cooks and chefs with a prize of “bragging rights.” “Before we were even done hearing what the concept was, we were asking where we sign up,” said executive chef Chris Studtmann in an nuCuisine news release. Competitions in the first bracket of the series will be held at Allison dining hall 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday.

The next bracket will be held April 30, followed by more installments in May. According to Sophian, nuCuisine is also planning another such battle where student groups, such as the staff of Spoon magazine and the Campus Kitchens Project, can compete to create new dishes for the student body. Plans for this student competition will be finalized next month. “We play such a vital role in the students’ everyday life here on campus — everybody has to eat,” Sophian said. “We want to highlight to students all that we have to offer and let them know all the effort that we put in day in and day out to make sure that they are getting the best product that we have.” kellygonsalves2016@u.northwestern.edu

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QUIZ KID Communication junior Dan Donohue competed on “Jeopardy!” this week in Los Angeles. The episode will air in May.

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you have interests like that.” Quiz bowl has been good preparation for “Jeopardy!,” Donohue said, but the two have their differences. Quiz bowl competitions are more academic and require more speed because competitors do not have to wait for the question to be finished before buzzing in with an answer. Since his junior year of high school, Donohue has been writing his own hypothetical questions to study for quiz bowl based on information he has retained from competition. Cory Haala (WCAS ’12), who competed on NU’s quiz bowl team with Donohue for two years, called him “very self-motivated, very talented.” “I could sit back and watch him go,” Haala said. “He has a vast bank of knowledge of, you know, authors and cell organelles. A lot of it was just, I had to complement his abilities.” Donohue’s academic adviser, John Haas, who also taught an internship class that Donohue attended, said the junior is “exceptionally smart.” “He’s one of those guys with an encyclopedia-like recall of knowledge,” Haas said. “When I heard he was going on ‘Jeopardy!,’ I was like, well, of course he is.” Donohue, who returned from Los Angeles on Thursday, called the experience once-in-a-lifetime but admitted he thinks of the game show differently now. “I’m so grateful Sony afforded me the opportunity,” Donohue said. “It’s going to be weird watching ‘Jeopardy!’ now that I’ve been on it.” jeannekuang2016@u.northwestern.edu

About 900 people attended the four-day event, which allowed participants to apply for Mexican passports and Mexican matriculate cards. The city has recognized the matriculate cards as proof of identity since 2004. Most of the Latino population is concentrated in southwest and west Evanston, according to 2010 census data. Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) said there’s been a steady increase of Latinos in her ward over the past decade. She said she has always tried to have a translator at her ward meetings and produce newsletters in both English and Spanish. “If you make this type of effort, you make them feel as welcome as you’d like,” Holmes said. “You need to understand the family values and culture, but they have to participate too, because it’s a two-

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Women’s tennis team looks to bounce back with weekend road trip

A team can be judged by its ability to bounce back from a tough defeat. Northwestern’s last match did not end the way it hoped, dropping a 4-3 thriller to Michigan on Sunday. Despite losing a second conference match for the first time since 2003, the Wildcats have maintained their focus on finishing the regular season strong. The road begins this weekend when NU travels to Penn State and Ohio State. “(The loss is) in the past so we can’t do anything about it,” freshman Alicia Barnett said. “We’re just concentrating on Penn State.” Coach Claire Pollard said she thought her

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way street.” Rosa Villasenor and her family moved to Evanston from California five years ago. Villasenor is a member of the Latino Advisory Committee for parents at ETHS, where she has two sons. She said she thinks the school and the city have done a good job reaching out to Latinos and helping her get involved with her childrens’ education, although she’s heard from other parents that there weren’t many resources, such as translators or Spanishlanguage materials, a few years ago. “I like where we live now, and I feel there’s been good support in the school and city,” she said. “Now it’s up to us parents to do our part and get involved.” ETHS social worker Aracely Canchola has been pivotal in helping the high school meet the needs of Latino families. Canchola, a former Latino outreach specialist for the city, now leads ETHS’ Latino QUEST, a weekly after-school program. She also

lobbied the school to hire a bilingual Latino parent liaison a few years ago. “When Latino parents know you and connect with you, and you speak the language, they’ll ask for the help they need,” Canchola said. “It’s all about the personal relationships.” Canchola recalled being called on often to translate for other departments during her early years working for the city and later for ETHS when there was no one else who spoke Spanish. She said although the city and community groups have made major strides in reaching out to Latinos, some don’t think these efforts are necessary. “There’s a part of Evanston that still see things in black and white,” Canchola said. “And that’s the sad part ... There are cultural things that as a Latina I understand. Sometimes people say it doesn’t matter, and I say, yes it does matter.”

the ex-Keg property’s reputation and hopes its next lessee will make clear to teenagers that anyone underage won’t be welcome at the bar. Underage drinking long plagued The Keg, and Tisdahl set off a yearlong legal battle when she pulled its liquor license in January 2012. Keg owner Tom Migon quickly appealed Tisdahl’s decision, but dropped his challenge and lost the lease last month. “During the appeal, he actually did a wonderful job of carding, which I’m grateful for, but

it also proves he could have done it all along,” Tisdahl told The Daily. During the liquor board meeting, city officials couldn’t resist some light jabs at the embattled bar that caused a few headaches in recent years. Tisdahl dryly introduced the agenda item as “our favorite topic” and was followed by city attorney Grant Farrar, who said he was “pleased to report The Keg is no longer with us.”

team responded well during practice this week after the loss. However, she cautioned that NU normally practices well whether they won or lost the previous weekend. “We do a good job, win or lose, during the week,” Pollard said. “Our preparation is good. We know we have to take care of business the next four matches, and then we’ll look forward to the Big Ten Tournament, where hopefully we’ll get a crack at the two teams that have beaten us so far.” One of NU’s biggest issues this season has been the play of the No. 2 doubles pair. Two teams alternate in that spot, the duo of junior Belinda Niu and senior Kate Turvyand the pair of Barnett and junior Veronica Corning. The Cats are a measly 9-9 at the No. 2 spot, but they are a remarkable 12-1 at the No. 3 spot. Pollard called on either of the two doubles teams to grab control of the No. 2 spot and

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Cats focus on strong starts during homestand By AVA WALLACE

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Northwestern is used to ending up No. 1. What it needs to do as it heads into a weekend double-header against Duke and Stanford is start there. The Wildcats have trailed at halftime in three of their past four games, against Ohio State, Syracuse and, most recently, Virginia. Although NU staged secondhalf comebacks and won all three contests, junior midfielder and draw control specialist Alyssa Leonard said it is time for her team to start off on the right foot. “We have to stop (falling behind) in the beginning,” she said. “We’re focused on getting the first of everything: getting that first draw, scoring that first goal. I think it’s just going to really be helpful kind of getting back to that momentum, getting the first step on them and kind of rolling through a little bit.” No. 4 NU (11-1) faces No. 9 Duke (9-3) on Friday evening and No. 15 Stanford (8-3) on Sunday, both at Lakeside Field. For the Cats, that critical momentum starts with winning draws, which are crucial because they allow the team to play offense at its own pace and ultimately dominate possession, like NU did against Penn State last Friday. Against the Nittany Lions, whom the Cats beat handily 11-3, NU won 10 draws compared to Penn State’s 6. Against Syracuse, NU trailed by 2 goals at the half, and was down 11-2 on draw controls. The Ohio State and Virginia

games had a similar story: down by 1 goal at the half, the Cats had won 4 draw controls compared to the Buckeyes’ 6; against the Cavaliers the Cats trailed by 1 at the half and each team had 4 draw controls apiece. Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller attributed her team’s ability to rob their opponents of victory late in the game to their secondhalf draw controls — the Cats came back to win more draws than both the Buckeyes and the Cavaliers in their respective second halves, and tied draw control wins with the Orange. “In order to score goals you have to have possession, so you have to get the draw controls,” Amonte Hiller said. “We really zeroed in on that, talked about that at halftime, and I think that we really came up with some draw controls in the second half.” Both the Blue Devils, whom the Cats have beat 10 times out of 12 previous matchups, and the Cardinal favor first halves. Both teams have scored more goals and taken more shots in the first halves of games this season. First halves are also decisive for NU’s two weekend opponents — Stanford led at halftime during eight of their nine wins this season, but trailed at the half in two of their three losses, and Duke led its opponents at halftime in all nine of its wins and was either behind or tied at half in all of its losses. Amonte Hiller mentioned that Virginia’s game had an added level of difficulty due to the nature of NU’s schedule — she said playing a Sunday away game is a tough turnaround to deal with after

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CONTROLLING THE RECORD BOOK Junior midfielder Alyssa Leonard is four draw controls away from tying the NU record for most draw controls in a career with 268. She has 83 this season to go with her 22 goals.

playing at home Friday night — and said the Cats’ ability to fight back during the second half showed their resilience and poise. Still, NU welcomes the chance to take on its next two top-20 teams on home turf. While the Cats are not yet thinking about Stanford, Amonte Hiller said she is looking forward to battling Duke, who will be out for blood after losing to unranked Boston College on Saturday. Against Duke, winning draw controls will have an added importance.

No. 9 Duke vs. No. 4 Northwestern

No. 15 Stanford vs. No. 4 Northwestern

Evanston 7 p.m. Friday

Evanston 1 p.m. Sunday

Leonard will have the chance to make program history Friday night. She has 83 draw controls this season and 264 for her career, which makes her just 4 draw controls short of Kristen Kjellman’s (20042007) school record of 268. Records aside, Amonte Hiller stressed how paramount getting possession off of

the first whistle will be this weekend. “Duke is a great team, they’re coming off of a tough loss against BC – they’re going to be ready,” Amonte Hiller said. “Draw controls, possession, it’s so crucial.” avawallace2015@u.northwestern.edu

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By ALEX PUTTERMAN

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“He’s a competitor.” It’s a common, if slightly vague, implication of stick-to-itiveness that tries to explain the unlikely success of stars and scrubs alike. Redshirt senior Zach Morton, Wildcats coach Paul Stevens has said more than once, is a competitor. Morton, Friday’s starting pitcher in the opening game of a three-game set with Minnesota, is lacking in what scouts look for in identifying top talent, but is also on the very short list of NU’s premier players. A year after leading the Cats in batting average and starting 13 games on the mound, the pitcher and designated hitter tops the team’s starters in ERA while batting .312 as one of only two NU players to play in every game this season. But the right-hander does not fire flames or rack up strikeouts. Despite leading the Cats (14-10, 4-5 Big Ten) in innings pitched, Morton is third on the team in strikeouts, and among NU’s eight pitchers with double digit innings pitched, he’s last in strikeouts per inning. “Sometimes I do wish I could strike more people out,” Morton said. “I can only roll with what I got in this arm.” Despite lacking strikeout stuff, Morton leapt to a video-game caliber start to the 2013 season. After allowing one run in eight innings against Iowa on March 22, the veteran’s ERA was 0.74, and the Cats had earned victories in four of his five starts. Then, against Nebraska on March 29, Morton was hit in the leg by a line drive and left the game allowing 3 runs, 2 of them earned, in one inning. A week later, he ceded 9 hits and 9 runs — 3 earned — to Purdue in four innings. Over five innings, he had allowed more earned runs than he had through the previous 39. “It’s like all pitchers,” Stevens said. “Everybody hits a wall at some point,

By REBECCA FRIEDMAN

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THE ‘COMPETITOR’ Redshirt senior pitcher Zach Morton has the best ERA of all of NU’s starters despite not striking out a lot of hitters. He is one of two Cats’ players to have played in every game this season.

Minnesota vs. Northwestern Evanston Friday-Sunday

even in the big leagues. Guys go for, five, six, seven eight starts, and then all of a sudden for a few starts they lose their rhythm, for whatever reason. They get paid 10, 12, $15 million. We’re not quite giving them that much. But he’s kept us in ballgames. ” Part of the problem has been defense. Morton’s shortage of strikeouts means more balls in play, and, given the extra opportunities on defense, NU made more errors, those errors leading to hits and runs. On the season, Morton has allowed 12 unearned runs — 7 of them in his two recent starts — next to only 8 earned runs. “Those things shouldn’t bother you,” Morton said. “And they’ve made many amazing plays to save many runs that would have been earned, as well. I pitch to contact, so the ball is going to be put into play, and (you’ve) just got to

overcome any obstacles you face.” Stevens suggested Morton would have settled down against Nebraska if not for the injury and attributed the pitcher’s struggles at Purdue to the frigid temperatures. Redshirt senior shortstop Trevor Stevens pointed out that both Morton’s poor starts came on the road, where umpires can be fickle, and opposing hitters are comfortable. Back at Rocky Miller Park on Friday, Morton will have the opportunity to bounce back against the Golden Gophers (19-13, 4-2 Big Ten), a lowscoring team averaging only 3 runs a game in conference play. Paul Stevens isn’t worried about his ace because, after all, Morton has one thing firmly in his favor. “I know what type of a competitor he is,” Stevens said. “I know what type of a young man he is. There is nothing about him that ever gives in or gives up.” alexanderputterman2016@u.northwestern.edu

Northwestern has a chance to gain ground in the Big Ten. Sitting in sixth place with a 5-3 inconference record, the Wildcats host Iowa in a three-game series this weekend. NU has won six of its last eight and is starting to play with more confidence after a dominating sweep of Illinois last weekend. The Cats continued their momentum Tuesday by besting Notre Dame in a five-inning, run-rule, come-frombehind victory. NU scored 9 runs in the fifth inning after trailing 3-2 heading into the frame. “We’ve been hitting awesome,” sophomore pitcher Amy Letourneau said. “We can lean on the fact that if we go behind, we can come up with as many runs as we need.” NU has made a habit from coming from behind to win games this season. The win over the Fighting Irish is only the latest example of the Cats’ calm in the final innings of a close game. NU is 4-2 when the game is tied after five innings and 3-1 when the game is knotted up after six. In addition, the Cats have won two of their three extrainning contests. “When we start out sluggish like that we just have to gather ourselves together and be like, ‘Here we go, one at a time,’” sophomore outfielder Olivia Duehr said. Defensively, the Cats made 3 errors against the Fighting Irish, but managed to overcome the miscues and keep their heads in the game long enough to come from behind. Coach Kate Drohan said she was not concerned about the errors and said the key for her team was to continue to stay focused on the scheme. “The key is not panicking and sticking with the game plan,” Drohan said. “It was just a bit of a mental thing and

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dealing with some of the conditions.” The Cats have been helped by how well their two pitchers have performed the past week and a half. Letourneau has thrown two no-hitters and given up just 9 runs in her past six starts. The other main starter, senior Meghan Lamberth, threw a complete-game one-hitter in her last start April 6 against Illinois. Drohan said the team has been aided by the strong pitching staff, and that trust has allowed NU to feel looser in the field. “Team is very confident with pitchers right now,” Drohan said. “When you have a pitcher that can get a good second out with a strikeout or a pop out, it does wonders for your defense.” Iowa enters the series at 22-15 overall, but has posted an ugly 2-7 record in conference. Drohan said the team cannot worry about the Hawkeyes record and should focus on how potent Iowa can be. “We know how tough Iowa is,” Drohan said. “They have good pitchers. They are a well coached, scrappy team. We have to play smart. We can’t spot this team three runs, and I think our team is excited for that and ready to go.” NU seemingly has momentum on its side as it heads into a crucial three-game series with Iowa. Drohan said she likes where her team is but stressed there is still more on which to work. “I really like where we are right now,” Drohan said. “We have some things we need to improve on. ... It’s all about how were playing and our approach and execution, and I have a lot of confidence in that.” rebeccafriedman2015@u.northwestern.edu


The Daily Northwestern - April 12, 2013  

The April 12, 2013, issue of The Daily Northwestern.

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