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The Keg is tapped: Bar closes after 36 years Owner loses lease after year-long legal battle with Evanston By MARSHALL COHEN

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The Keg of Evanston, a bar engrained in Northwestern and Evanston lore, permanently closed early Sunday morning after 36 years in business. The embattled watering hole lost its lease this month after a tumultuous year of legal wrangling with city officials. Dozens of patrons filled the bar Saturday for one last night of partying at 810 Grove St., and owner Tom Migon shut the doors for good early on Easter Sunday. The property, described by Chicago Real Estate Resources as “one of the most popular locations in Evanston,” is listed as available for rent with an annual rate of $145,800. “It’s unfortunate the way things unraveled,” Migon said. “We had

some great memories and touched a lot of people’s lives. It was a great run, and unfortunately it had to come to an end. It’s sad to leave something that was a part of my life for twenty years.” More than a year has passed since Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl pulled The Keg’s liquor license. The bar stayed open during a drawn-out legal process, but all appeals were dropped last month as the bar’s fate became clear. Underage college and high school students were known to flock to The Keg, and Evanston officials and residents worried for years that the bar endangered young people. These fears were confirmed by a string of detrimental incidents in recent years that placed pressure squarely on Migon to get his bar under control. A 22-year-old man was killed in 2005 after a gang-affiliated shooting inside the bar. An underage patron landed in the hospital after a brawl in 2010. Seventeen people were arrested on the same night in January 2012 for underage drinking » See KEG, page 10

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BLAME IT ON THE ALCOHOL The Keg of Evanston closed Sunday after more than three decades of business.

Class of 2017 most diverse By ALLY MUTNICK

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Along with a record-low acceptance rate of 13.9 percent, Northwestern’s class of 2017 is the most diverse group of admitted students to date. For the first time in school history, more than a quarter of incoming freshmen are black or Hispanic, according to the offices of the provost and undergraduate admissions. About 1 in 10 students in the class of 2017 are from another country, the highest proportion yet. “This is by far our most diverse admitted group ever,” said Christopher Watson, dean of undergraduate admissions. Black and Hispanic students comprise 26.3 percent of incoming freshmen, an increase from 21.9 percent and 18.8 percent for the classes of 2016 and 2015, respectively. International students make up 8.3 percent of admitted students this year, rising from 6.9 percent admitted in 2012 and 5.8 percent in 2011.

The combined percentage of black and Hispanic students has risen 7.5 percentage points since 2011. The percentage of international students has risen 2.5 percentage points over the same period. The admissions numbers come amid recent efforts by the University to attract more minority and low-income students. Last year, NU partnered with the Los Angeles site of the Posse Foundation, which pairs students from diverse backgrounds with elite schools. The class of 2017 will have the first 10 NU Posse scholars. The incoming class also has the highest number of students from Questbridge, a nonprofit organization that matches low-income students with scholarships at top-tier colleges and universities. Daniel Flores, president of NU’s Questbridge chapter, said the organization had visited more high schools to recruit potential Questbridge students in recent years. “All of these students come from schools that are not necessarily the most

represented here at NU,” the Communication junior said. “Even if they don’t get Questbridge, they can apply Regular Decision on their own.” Tarik Patterson, a spokesman for black student organization For Members Only, said he doesn’t feel that NU has been successful in reaching out to underrepresented students in the past. The Weinberg senior recalled meeting with suburban Chicago students who didn’t know about NU until their senior year. Patterson said students are often more effective at recruiting their peers than admissions officials. He lauded the NU Ambassadors program, which works to recruit black students, and the Latino recruitment organization, the Council of Latino Admission Volunteers for Education. “Northwestern has done a poor job of recruiting minority students,’ Patterson said. “I think what the Ambassadors program does is great because it’s students » See ADMISSION, page 10

Diversity admission rates by class International Students 2015 2016 2017

1% of students admitted Source: Offices of the Provost and Undergraduate Admissions

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Collins to arrive for official introduction By JOSH WALFISH

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Northwestern will officially introduce new men’s basketball coach Chris Collins on Tuesday, the latest chapter in the athletic department’s fast-moving quest to replace Bill Carmody. The 11 a.m. news conference comes two days after Duke, where Collins was an assistant, failed to reach the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament with a 85-63 loss to Louisville. When the NU athletic department announced the Collins hiring Wednesday, it said Collins wouldn’t meet the press until the Blue Devils’ 2013 season ended. Less than six hours after the buzzer rang at the tournament match-up in Indianapolis, the athletic department notified reporters of the upcoming news conference. It will culminate an 11-day process to find and hire the next basketball coach. The news conference will mark the end of a hectic cycle since athletic director Jim Phillips fired Carmody on March 16. The decision came days after the former coach ended a disappointing 13-19 season in his 13th year at the helm of the program. The school subsequently hired the Parker Executive Search firm to lead the search process for a new coach. The Atlanta-based company has helped five other Big Ten schools find basketball coaches. After multiple interviews last week, the school announced Wednesday it had hired Collins as the new coach. Collins was widely considered to be the favorite for the position after Carmody was let go. Collins was reportedly

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NEW ERA Chris Collins, a former assistant at Duke, will meet the press today at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The appearance will be his first time in Evanston as new NU men’s basketball coach.

one of the first interviews Phillips conducted, and he was named the coach just a short time after the interview. He dined with University President Morton Schapiro on Wednesday night prior to the announcement, according to multiple reports. He took to Twitter shortly after the Blue Devils’ loss to thank Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and talk about his excitement for the new job. “For 17 years, I have given Duke Basketball my all and I’m so proud of every moment! I can never repay Coach K for what he has meant to me,” Collins tweeted. In his next tweet, Collins wrote, “Tomorrow my new journey begins and I’m excited to get started and meet my new family @NUMensBball #B1GCats.”

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Candidates spar over contribution By JIA YOU

Someone stole more than $200 worth of items Monday from a woman’s two cars in central Evanston, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Parrott said the 34-year-old woman’s 2006 Toyota Prius and 2011 Toyota Highlander were parked in the 900 block of Crain Street when someone broke into them. The thief took several

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CONTENTIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) criticized her opponent Edward Tivador for accepting a $1,000 donation from Dawn Overend, who is seeking a permit to operate a bed-and-breakfast in the city. Tivador denies the contribution was improper.

unsuccessful over the weekend and Monday. The planned five-room bed-and-breakfast at 1622 Forest Pl., if approved, would be Pritzker’s second bed-and-breakfast in the city. In November 2011, the City Council approved a permit application by Evergreen Manor, a company primarily owned by Pritzker, to open a bed-and-breakfast at 300 Church St., reversing an earlier decision by the city’s zoning board of appeals. The establishment is located adjacent to Pritzker’s home. The new bed-and-breakfast business got the go-ahead from the site plan and appearance review committee March 20. A public hearing is scheduled

for this evening before the zoning board. Fiske also called on Tivador to disclose his donors on his campaign website. On her own campaign website, Fiske released her donors who have given $150 or more. Tivador said on Monday he will disclose the information by this weekend. “It’s not like it’s a big deal,” he said. “All of that information is public.” Early voting for the April 9 elections began last Monday. The early voting period ends April 6.

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Evanston 1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador is standing by a campaign contribution that incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) said is “clearly improper” and should be returned. On Friday, Fiske criticized Tivador for accepting a $1,000 donation from Dawn Overend, who is listed as a partner on a zoning application that could come before the City Council. Patriot Park LLC, a firm led by billionaire James N. Pritzker, has asked Evanston officials to ease zoning restrictions so it can turn a historic home into a bed-and-breakfast near the lakefront. “I don’t know what my opponent was thinking,” Fiske said in a news release. “It is clearly improper to seek or receive gifts from someone whose pending project will require City Council approval.” After a campaign event Saturday afternoon, Tivador told The Daily that Fiske’s claim is “completely unwarranted.” In a separate interview about an hour later, Tivador said he was aware of Overend’s dealings with the city but denied any misconduct. “There is absolutely zero impropriety connected to that donation,” Tivador said. “We received support from a diverse set of 1st Ward residents ... Frankly, I’m very proud of that and I won’t apologize for assembling a large group of diverse supporters.” Several attempts to reach Overend were


items, including a pair of sunglasses, a leatherman set, a GPS and $2 in change, Parrott said. There was no forced entry or damage to either vehicle, and it was not clear if the cars were unlocked, Parrott said.

Tires of Evanston woman’s car slashed Someone slashed all four tires of an Evanston woman’s car Thursday night on the city’s

south side, Parrott said. Parrott said the 48-year-old woman’s 2008 Toyota was parked in the 700 block of Brummel Street when the incident happened. There are no suspects and police don’t know why the tires were split open, Parrott said. — Tanner Maxwell

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Prof. Kate Bosher leaves legacy in classics By CAT ZAKRZEWSKI

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Weinberg Prof. Kathryn Bosher, an energetic scholar of the origins of fifth centry Greek theater in Italy, died March 23. She was 38. Colleagues and students said she will be remembered at Northwestern for her scholarship and energy. “She combined a good critical sense of her field with a tremendously positive disposition,� said Robert Wallace, who worked with Bosher in the department of classics and theater. Bosher, who went on medical leave Winter Quarter, passed away after a private battle with cancer. Bosher came to NU in 2006 after getting her doctorate in classical studies from the University of Michigan. In 2009, Bosher helped win a Mellon Foundation grant for a two-year series of conferences called “Theater Outside Athens,� which focused on new research and brought together scholars of theater and antiquity. She recently published a book about the

NU establishes campus shuttle stop after push by Elder Hall residents

Northwestern on Monday added a new stop at Sheridan Road and Lincoln Avenue to the Campus Loop and Chicago Express shuttle routes. The campus shuttles will pick up from the Chicago Transit Authority bus stop near the intersection, according to an email to the NU community from University Services. NU expects to install its own sign in about a week. The addition comes after a post on CampusVoice asking for a new stop near Elder Hall

first seminar series. “It was a major event,� Wallace said. “She was really a phenomenon.� In addition to the conference, Bosher acted as a faculty affiliate of the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in the 2009-10 academic year. Weinberg Prof. Jules Law, the director of the program, said Bosher was asked to teach a freshman seminar in the program due to the “incredible care she took with students.� “Students were just blown away by her knowledge and blown away by her passion,� Law said. Law said the freshman seminar Bosher taught focused on comedy as both a literary form and a theatrical program. He remembered her taking extra time with her students “one on one.� “The students really want professors who are not only scholars, but genuine teachers and mentors,� Law said. “Freshmen particularly rely on that kind of guidance, that kind of human guidance.� Weinberg senior Ian Coley was a student in Bosher’s Kaplan seminar during Fall Quarter 2009. He said it shaped his decision to declare a major in classics. “It’s an absolute tragedy to lose her at such a young age, when she had so much more to give the Northwestern community,� Coley said. garnered more than 90 likes. The Associated Student Government website lets students share their ideas for improving campus life. On the website, students argued that it would make it easier to travel south on campus shuttles. Previously, Elder residents had to walk to Technological Institute to catch a southbound shuttle. “If something is that important to that many students, it’s important to senators and ASG committee members,� said Haley Hinkle, ASG director of transportation. Hinkle, a Medill freshman, said the new stop likely won’t affect the schedule shuttle because the campus buses already run on Sheridan Road. — Cat Zakrzewski

In addition to taking the seminar with Bosher his freshman year, Coley took a Latin course with her last Spring Quarter, one of the last courses Bosher taught at NU. Coley said he remembered her being “inspiring� during the class. “There was no room or desire to do anything but pay attention to the material and learn and ask questions,� Coley said. “She was extraordinary in the smaller setting in connecting with students.� Coley said he had intended to take yet another course with Bosher but could not because she went on medical leave. Bosher is survived by her husband, LaDale Winling, and their son Ernest. A funeral service was held for Bosher on Friday at the University. Weinberg is planning a later memorial service that is yet to be finalized. Wallace said the department of classics and theatre will discuss a way to commemorate Bosher’s legacy at an upcoming faculty meeting, possibly through a form of endowment or an award. “We intend to do something in her honor,� Wallace said. “We will miss her.�

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‘A PHENOMENON’ Northwestern faculty members and students remembered Weinberg Prof. Kate Bosher for her contributions in the classics and theater departments. Bosher, who went on medical leave Winter Quarter, died last month.

Across Campuses Alleged threats cause FAU to put communications instructor on leave

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Florida Atlantic University instructor who asked students to step on a piece of paper with “Jesus� written on it as part of a communications class exercise has been placed on leave by the university, not for his conduct but for safety reasons. Lisa Metcalf, director of media relations for FAU, released a statement Friday afternoon saying that Deandre Poole “has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately for safety reasons. As a result of the reaction to a recent exercise in Dr. Poole’s intercultural communications class, the instructor’s personal safety has been compromised.�

Metcalf said FAU has no police reports but other agencies might be investigating. Poole will continue to be paid by FAU, Metcalf said. Susan Reilly, a colleague of Poole’s in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, said the department has “received all kinds of horrible threats.� “They’re awful, racist and threatening to hurt him. It’s very bad,� Reilly said. Last week, FAU released a statement saying Poole was “a non-tenured instructor on an annual appointment� and that “no students were forced to take part in the exercise.� — Andrew Abramson (Palm Beach Post)

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ASG considers to-go meals, other dining changes By JEANNE KUANG

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Associated Student Government is in talks with the administration and campus catering provider Sodexo about potential changes to student dining plans such as providing to-go meals and opening Allison dining hall on weekends. Alex Van Atta, ASG vice president for student life, attends regular meetings with Julie PayneKirchmeier, vice president for student auxiliary services, and Steve Mangan, nuCuisine resident district manager, to improve student dining. ASG is currently working on three potential changes to the dining plans, Van Atta said. The ideas include increasing the availability of

the weekly six-meal plan, which is currently only for students living off-campus or in Greek houses. The change would allow all juniors and seniors residing on campus to purchase the six-meal plan. “It would be a reduced meal plan available to all,� Van Atta said, adding that the plan gives students more chances to eat off-campus with friends and explore dining options in Evanston. Van Atta, a McCormick junior, also said ASG is also looking to “install a to-go menu option� in dining halls such as 1835 Hinman. This would allow students who are in a rush or heading somewhere to study to select a meal and get it to go, he said. Another possible change would be to open Allison on the weekends instead of 1835 Hinman. Van Atta cited Allison’s kosher food station, larger capacity and central location on campus as reasons to keep it open for weekend dining.

During Fall Quarter, Van Atta supervised a nowdisbanded ASG working group that researched dining options at other schools as well as ways to make dining hall hours more convenient for students on campus. Now, he and the ASG Student Life Committee will take this information and student feedback into consideration in developing new dining plans. The six-meal plan and Allison dining hours on weekends were popular ideas on student feedback website CampusVoice, he said, and the to-go idea was inspired by options at other schools such as Washington University in St. Louis. “The more we hear from students, the better off we can be with dining on campus,� he said. Van Atta said he meets with Payne-Kirchmeier and Mangan every few weeks to discuss potential changes.

“We consider ASG to be partners with us in the food program because they represent the student point of view,â€? Payne-Kirchmeier said. She said the partnership helps the administration “know what the student voice is ‌ and make some substantive changes on behalf of our students.â€? Payne-Kirchmeier said the three ideas are still in the exploratory stage, and ASG and administrators must work with NU’s contract with Sodexo in order to make changes. Mangan said the futures of all three plans remain uncertain. “I think there’s a strong likelihood of some sort of to-go offer,â€? he said. “There’s some constraints that are making that difficult ‌ it’s something we’d like to do.â€?

Rhodes’ new principal envisions global programs By OLIVER ORTEGA

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Source: Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK Principal Carlos Menendez took over at Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School this year, filling a vacancy.

Principal Carlos Mendez has big plans for Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School — on a global scale, in fact. Rhodes’ new top educator wants to teach students Mandarin Chinese, send them to study in China and bring in an exchange group from Spain. Earlier this year, the K-8 school hosted a group of Chinese students as part of continuing efforts to strengthen its global studies program. “I want to have our students experience the world beyond the wealth of Evanston,� Mendez said. “Can you imagine what the world would look like if all students did this type of thing? There would be so much more tolerance.� Mendez was appointed principal of the Skokie school last month after working as interim principal since the start of the school year. Rhodes serves about 350 students and has focused its curriculum on global studies. “During his initial year at the school, Mr. Mendez has embraced parents, teachers and students as

an instructional leader and advocate for the school,� said Hardy Murphy, Evanston/Skokie District 65 superintendent, in a news release. Mendez is originally from Cuba and moved to Miami when he was 13. He became interested in teaching because his father was a math teacher, and in college he decided to become an educator. Mendez moved to Chicago about a decade ago to pursue a master’s degree and work at a middle school in the city, where he taught science and math for five years. Before coming to Rhodes, Mendez was an assistant principle at Haven Middle School, 2417 Prairie Ave. “I am committed, have been committed, since day one,� Mendez said of his time at Rhodes. “I told my teachers, ‘If you’re with me, I’m with you all the way.’� During Mendez’s tenure, Rhodes has expanded its sports program and started an initiative that rotates teachers among the different grades once a year in an effort to build teacher-student bonds and increase retention. Mendez isn’t the only head of a local school in his family: His wife Sarah Mendez is the principal of Nichols Middle School, 800 Greenleaf St. “It gets very competitive when it comes to dinner

time,� he said with a laugh. Wendy Woodward, a Rhodes parent and member of the principal advisory committee, said parents are happy with the appointment and impressed with the work Mendez has done. Rhodes has had four principles in the past five years, and parents have expressed concerns about the school’s leadership. After the previous principal announced in May that she would be leaving her post, parents petitioned the district for an assistant principal at Rhodes, which is the only district school serving middle school students that does not have one. Mendez agrees he could use an assistant principal to help manage the school, and the district may look to hire someone for next year. But he maintains that his commitment to Rhodes is unwavering and he will not be leaving any time soon. “I’m in it for the long haul,� Mendez said. “I’m looking forward for many years to come.� Mendez has kept Rhodes is in good hands, parent Jennifer Phillips said. “Everyone welcomed Mr. Mendez in the fall and wanted to see him succeed,� Phillips said. “He has proven himself to be a rising star.�


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Dance Marathon 2013 raises $1.2 million to fight epilepsy through Danny Did By JOSEPH DIEBOLD

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Northwestern students danced for 30 straight hours March 8 to 10, as more than 1,000 dancers participated in the 39th annual Dance Marathon. NU’s largest philanthropy raised a record $1,214,632, topping $1 million raised for the third year in a row. This year’s primary beneficiary was the Danny Did Foundation, a Chicago organization looking to raise awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and whose namesake, Danny Stanton, died in his sleep from SUDEP in December 2009. The Stanton family members were active participants in DM 2013, as Danny’s brothers Johnny and Tommy stole the show with their dance moves and the boys’ father Mike gave an emotional speech thanking the dancers. DM also donated to the Evanston Community Foundation as its secondary beneficiary for the 16th consecutive year, passing $1 million in total donations to the local grant-giving philanthropy. Emcees Chloe Woodhouse and Demetri Elias, both Weinberg juniors, kept the dancers motivated. They were joined by Danny Did “hero” Nick Curley, an eight-year-old Chicago boy who ice skated more than 100 miles to raise money for the foundation.

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FINAL REVEAL After the final fundraising total was revealed, DM’s finance co-chair Jerry Luo(center), a Weinberg senior, celebrated with the rest of the organization’s executive board. The philanthropy raised $1,214,632 total for Danny Did and the Evanston Community Foundation.

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STARTING WORDS Mike Stanton, the co-founder of the Danny Did Foundation and Danny Stanton’s father, thanked the dancers for their hard work during Block 1.

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FOR THE KIDS Danny’s brother Tommy Stanton was never far from the center of the action throughout DM’s 30 hours.

Tuition to rise by 4 percent, school board races begin Missed some headlines from while you were slaving away in 4E, hosting Netflix marathons or tanning on the beach? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick digest of what The Daily published online during Reading Period, Finals Week and Spring Break (excluding some stories you can find in today’s issue): Campus: Northwestern tuition to rise 4 percent next academic year The total cost of attending Northwestern as an undergraduate student will be nearly $60,000 next academic year, the University announced Wednesday. The new price tag represents a 4 percent increase in tuition — which will now top $45,000 — as well as room and board rates. In an email to the NU community, the University attributed the tuition hike to growing demand for financial aid, which is expected to total more than $143 million for the 2013-14 academic year. That number has nearly doubled since the 2005-06 academic year, as about half of students now receive some financial assistance. City: Early voting for City Council, school board races starts in Evanston

Early voting for Evanston’s April 9 elections began March 25. Early ballots can be cast 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday in Room 2200 of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. 1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador voted early Saturday at the civic center, bringing with him several supporters in his campaign to unseat Ald. Judy Fiske. Early ballots can also be cast for the Evanston Township High School District 202 and Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board elections. Sports: Wrestling: Wildcats’ season closes with 2 runners-up at NCAA Championships Two NU wrestlers fell short of national titles March 24 at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. In the last match of his career, redshirt senior Jason Welch was defeated by Iowa’s Derek St. John at 157 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Mike McMullan lost to Minnesota’s Tony Nelson in the heavyweight final. “I have no regrets,” Welch said, crediting coach Drew Pariano for his close friendship since recruiting him out of high school. Sports: NU sets first game in Wrigley partnership NU’s first game in its multi-year, multi-sport

partnership with Wrigley Field will be under the lights. The athletic department announced March 11 the baseball team will play Michigan at 6:05 p.m. April 20. Tickets are $7 for both students and non-students. Campus: NU School of Law plans to cut class size, level out tuition increases The School of Law will reduce class sizes and keep tuition hikes at record lows starting this fall. In a letter to the law school community March 12, Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez said the changes are due to a recent decline in applications. Class sizes will be scaled back by up 10 percent, and tuition will only be raised by 3 percent, the lowest increase in four decades, according to the law school. NU is also expected to increase financial aid by 25 percent over the next two years to combat the the debt some law students are left with after graduation. Sports: Men’s Basketball: NU fires coach Bill Carmody after first-round defeat in Big Ten Tournament NU fired men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody less than two days after the team bowed out of the Big Ten Tournament with a 73-59

loss to Iowa. In a news conference March 16, athletic director Jim Phillips said NU expects its coaches to “compete for conference and national championships, and we expect the same from our men’s basketball program.” After 13 seasons, Carmody failed to deliver a NCAA Tournament berth for the Wildcats. The athletic department hustled to find Carmody’s replacement and announced Wednesday Duke assistant coach Chris Collins will lead the team. City: Former, current Evanston politicians endorse in 1st Ward race Evanston 1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador racked up several endorsements throughout March, while incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske landed the backing of Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. Tivador on Friday announced the support of former mayors Lorraine Morton and Jay Lytle, as well as Ald. Coleen Burrus (9th). In a news release March 19, Tisdahl said Fiske has shown “real leadership” and can always be counted on to “do what’s right for the entire city.” The election is April 9. — Staff Report



McCormick students win with healthy eating app By AMY WHYTE

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A technology start-up founded by a Northwestern student took home the grand prize of $10,000 last month in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge. At the beginning of the academic year, McCormick senior Dennis Ai created JiveHealth, a new business currently developing an app that it says will encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits. The app features a game in which characters grow stronger and faster from pictures the user takes of healthy foods. Ai presented a prototype of the app to first lady Michelle Obama and thousands of other stakeholders in early March at the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, D.C. “Speaking in front of a thousand people, let alone a thousand important people, was incredible,� Ai said. Ai presented at the summit after JiveHealth advanced as one of the top three contestants in an online voting competition from Dec. 12, 2012, to Feb. 1, 2013. Ai explained his own struggle with childhood obesity, which inspired him to build the app. “When I was presenting, I wore an extra large T-shirt,� Ai said. “I used to wear a shirt this big when

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HEALTHY APP McCormick senior Dennis Ai accepts a $10,000 grand prize for his start-up’s efforts to promote healthy eating habits during a conference last month in Washington, D.C.

I was 10 years old. And I think it helped the audience to see that I was there. I know what it feels like.� Ai described the audience’s response as an “electrifying� standing ovation. The two other finalists competing with JiveHealth were Define Bottle, a reusable water bottle that creates fruit-flavored water, and Aurri Health Network, a social network focused on promoting healthy lifestyles. Define Bottle, which was designed by a 14-year-

old, had been a fan favorite throughout the online voting phase of the competition. “I really felt like we pulled off a miracle,� Ai said. McCormick Prof. Ollie Cossairt, who advised Ai and software engineer Christian Yenko on the project, helped them develop the necessary technology for the app. “They’re really bright guys, and they have a really interesting vision,� Cossairt said. “It was great to work

with them.� As part of the first-place prize, the group will receive 15 hours of mentoring from marketing and health experts Edelman, McKinsey & Company and Startup Health. The mentors will help JiveHealth develop marketing strategies and establish the necessary business connections to successfully promote the app. “Winning the competition opened doors to numerous health care providers, interested stakeholders, and other valuable connections that we would have not had otherwise,� Yenko, a McCormick sophomore, said in an email. As for the prize money, they are using it to continue improving the app, with a portion of the award going toward funding game development software, Yenko said. Going forward, Ai said the group is most focused on completing the game and developing a marketing and distribution strategy. The app, which was presented to the summit under the working name “Jungo,� is due to be released in June. “For me to go to Washington to win the competition, that was a short term goal to help us achieve a long term goal,� Ai said. “Ultimately helping children, that is first and foremost.�

ASG hopes to expand student group engagement grants By STEPHANIE YANG

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Associated Student Government awarded three student groups the Service and Community Engagement Grant but missed the deadline for distributing most of the funds. ASG announced March 1 that Arts in the Community, NU Emerge and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development will share the $500 grant. Though the money was supposed to be distributed by March 15, Arts in the Community and NU Emerge are still waiting for their grants of $100 and $200, respectively, because they have

not been recognized by NU’s Student Organization Finance Office, said Chris Harlow, a SESP freshman who co-wrote the grant. SEED has already received its $200 grant, he said. Arts in the Community will create a mural in an Evanston Fire Department station, SEED will buy supplies for after-school environmental education programs and NU Emerge will build a website for its student leadership workshops at Evanston Township High School. The delay in funding doesn’t seem to have deterred any of the projects, Harlow said. The groups will carry out their proposals over Spring Quarter, and they will give a presentation to ASG later in the quarter. Weinberg junior Mike Morgan, creator of the grant, said this was a “trial year,� and he is

currently working to turn it into a long-term grant. “(NU administrators are) really interested in the idea, but we have to see if we can secure more funding from the school to expand the program,� Morgan said. “Given the success, we might also use more money funding for ASG to sustain the program for next year.� Morgan said once it receives the funding to continue the grant, ASG will be able to support more proposals and larger projects. The committee of three ASG senators, offcampus life director Anthony Kirchmeier and Evanston citizen engagement coordinator Adelita Hernandez reviewed 14 applications before choosing the grant recipients. Harlow said ASG chose to fund several groups

to maximize benefits of the different projects. “If we could help three groups at least halfway, then we could benefit the relationship between Evanston and Northwestern greater than just one group go all the way,� he said. SESP senior Danielle Moehrke said NU Emerge’s partnership with ETHS, the University and the city of Evanston creates community engagement. Her group was unaffected by the funding delay. “We’re getting involved in the community and making others get involved in the community as well,� she said. “It’s kind of this cool ripple effect that I think a lot of other organization’s don’t necessarily have.�


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Wildcats should root for Wichita State MIKE MALLAZZO


I know that your bracket is busted. I realize that, as this tournament has gone on, Northwestern basketball players have been shooting at fairways and red Solo cups. I am aware that you already have 500 emails in your inbox and a week-one midterm in organic chemistry and therefore don’t have enough free time to care about anything other than “Game of Thrones.� However, we should all take a moment on Saturday to live vicariously through the Wichita State Shockers as they take on Louisville, as Wichita’s presence in the final four is as close as NU will get for quite some time. I understand that most of you have never caught a harvest moon in Kansas and you’re about as likely to be able to find Wichita, Kan., on a map as a Kony 2012 activist

looking for Kampala. However, as Wildcat fans accustomed to irrelevance and underappreciation, we are compelled to root for another team suffering our plight. Though you might be unfamiliar with Wichita, nobody has heard of NU either. In a recent poll conducted by Vanity Fair, only one third of respondents knew that NU is located in Illinois. Just as we think of Wichita as a town in Oz, a large chunk of Americans think we go to school up in Pearl Jam country. And we all have that aunt who congratulated us for getting into community college or keeps telling us how nice Boston is. Just like us, Wichita State can’t even get any love in its own city or state. An infographic created by Deadspin shows that even in Wichita, more people were rooting for the University of Kansas than for the Shockers. This sounds eerily similar to the fact that “Chicago’s Big Ten Team� has far less fans in the city than University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana or Notre Dame. Most importantly, we have Wichita State to thank for finally eliminating the only

Will you miss The Keg of Evanston? Yes. It was always a good time on Monday nights. 72%, 102 votes



A few months ago, when I read about Associated Student Government’s resolution to support gun control, I questioned the relevance of such a proposal. ASG could have made better use of its time through pursuing other measures, as it does not have heavy control over the gun control debate. With this resolution, ASG overstepped its boundaries without providing much tangible benefit. The resolution, titled “Students Support Gun Control,â€? provides context of the events that influenced its drafting, mainly past examples of gun violence on college campuses, and uses them to justify its existence. The final wording of the resolution, which passed, is as follows: “Be it resolved ‌ that the Northwestern student body supports ... improved gun regulations and encourages the President and Congress to work together to form policies aim to reduce gun violence.â€? In addition, a bill establishing a fiveperson committee tasked with drafting an open letter encouraging a bipartisan compromise on gun control between Congress and the Executive Branch also passed. The resolution originally supported President Barack Obama’s gun control policies directly, but twas later amended to a more general statement. This is likely due to opposition to the

politically charged nature of the statement. This should not be surprising, because ASG is not the appropriate organization to be making political statements on behalf of the student body. According to the resolution, ASG is justified in its actions because it is “the only democratically representative organization for students at Northwestern.� Although this is true to an extent, ASG largely serves apolitical functions. An apt analogy would be to compare ASG to my local government. When I evaluate my city councilors, I care about issues such as road repairs and tax levies. I don’t care about their stance on controversial national issues such as abortion, euthanasia and certainly not gun control. Discussing these issues is extraneous in the scope of local politics because my city officials have no influence over these topics, and they have better things to do. Similarly, ASG really has no pull in the gun control debate. First off, the resolution that was passed, by definition, does nothing. According to ASG’s website, resolutions require no action on the part of ASG officers. The aforementioned bill, however, does require action, as it creates a committee to compose an open letter encouraging bipartisan compromise on gun control, but its effect will likely be minimal. Even if the entire student body signed a petition supporting a compromise, it would be a drop in the bucket that is the debate over gun control. Besides, other groups on campus serve the NU student body’s political representation, including College Republicans and College Democrats.

24% 34 votes What’s The Keg? I was always more of a Deuce person. 4%, 5 votes 141 total voters.

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One wonders if the school is maximizing the access to the various psychologists, psychiatrists, researches (sic) of alcohol abuse, and members of AA amongst the community, who could be helpful in addressing matters more successfully. —A

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In response to: The Keg of Evanston, renowned college bar, to close its doors for good Sunday, submitted 3/29/13 Transparent? The most transparent thing about this entire ordeal has been how easily corrupted public officials in Chicago are. This building is more architecturally significant than so many buildings granted landmark status in this city, and the multiple proceedings that suggested otherwise were political theater, a charade that insults the intelligence of the people of Chicago. — Rahm Com In response to: Northwestern starts Prentice demolition process, submitted 3/23/13

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Grow up, Evanston. Prohibition is a regressive political platform.

It seems that many people at NU are fairly apathetic when it comes to student government. That’s why it is crucial that ASG is sensitive to its public perception. Resolutions like this can alienate students who think ASG should tackle more relevant tasks. It also confirms the preconceived biases of those who already believe our student government does nothing, the logic being, “The reason they’re doing this is because they don’t have anything better to do.� It’s certainly an unfair judgment, given the fact that ASG has undertaken major initiatives to improve the quality of student life, such as the electronic notification system for mail rooms and the newly launched website, CampusVoice. Unfortunately, to those who are unfamiliar with ASG, seeing their officers focusing on issues that are out of their reach, such as gun control, is sure to give them a bad first impression. The fact that controversy attracts attention will mean efforts like these will overshadow ASG’s more directly impactful accomplishments. An unengaged student body is an apathetic one, and an apathetic student body will lead to a student body government that is less effective in addressing the issues of its constituents, thus leading to more apathy. It’s a vicious cycle that has already affected politics at a national level and by chasing the wrong issues, ASG might end up plagued by it as well.

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No. It was only good for cheap beer and lost jackets.

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thing NU students like less than the yellow line: Ohio State. The Buckeyes have repeatedly shattered our hearts, no time worse than two years ago when a phantom foul on Jared Sullinger denied NU a storybook upset. We had to endure Aaron Craft’s wretched grin until the Shockers heroically wiped it from his face. As Wichita prepares to take on Louisville in the national semifinal, I urge you to think back to high school and that girl or guy you so badly wanted to take to junior prom. Louisville is his current beautiful, cheer-captain, Regina-George-esque girlfriend. Wichita State is you; the smart, creative girl reading an ACT prep book on the bleachers dreaming of her shot at high school glory. So when Wichita State takes down Louisville on Saturday, it will be a victory for the perennial underdog everywhere.

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City aldermen stall vacation rental ordinances By RACHEL JANIK

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Discussion of Evanston’s controversial vacation rentals stalled at City Council on Monday night after proposed ordinances failed to garner support from aldermen on the Planning and Development Committee. Vacation rentals — residential dwelling units that are rented out to visitors for less than 30 days — have been a contentious topic since late September, when neighbors complained about a rental operation at an Ashland Avenue property near Ryan Field. Neighbors said that during Northwestern’s football season, a number of unknown visitors

were staying in the Ashland home, which is listed as a rental space on the website airbnb. com. They expressed concern for the quality and safety of the neighborhood with so many strangers coming and going. The city’s legal department offered two proposals: One ordinance would ban such operations completely, whereas the other proposal would apply a vetting and licensing process to homeowners looking to rent out their properties. Hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and other lodging units are exempt from both. Aldermen and residents criticized both proposed ordinances for inconsistencies that they said would only complicate the problem. Maureen O’Donnell, the next door neighbor of the property and a vocal opponent of vacation rentals, argued against the ordinance before the

committee. “I would never have bought my home if i knew that Evanston was going to give the green light to greed,” she said. Other home owners came forward to support responsibly run vacation rentals. Many said they rent their homes via, and insisted the website offers a thorough screening process. Renters are often professionals coming from all over the world, they said. The licensing proposal also exempts Northwestern professors who want to rent out their homes while they go on sabbatical, as well as two- or three-unit homes if one unit is occupied by the owner. Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) said any ordinance should apply fair standards to every zoning district, whether citizens live in apartments in

commercial districts or single-family homes in residential areas. During the committee meeting, Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) agreed the ordinance proposals should be held and reworked. “What we have is a sort of cobbled together licensing idea with carefully selected exceptions, but they’re not fair exceptions,” Wilson said. Committee members said they intend to work through the legislation until they come up with an effective plan. Wilson, Rainey, Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd) and Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) were able to agree that something more needs to be done to efficiently regulate these establishments as well as to enforce current ordinance violations.

Bicycle shop opens first Illinois location in Evanston By JIA YOU

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Northwestern students and Evanston residents can now get their bikes fixed on their way downtown. Wisconsin-based bicycle shop Wheel & Sprocket opened its first Illinois branch Wednesday, replacing the bike store Ten 27 Cycles, which closed in December. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) attended the opening ceremony Wednesday afternoon at 1027 Davis St. The event attracted about 30 people. “I think you made the right decision,” Tisdahl said to owner Chris Kegel before cutting the ribbon. Kegel, a national cycling advocate who met President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush, said he was “super pleased” with the new store and expects the shop to cater to a variety of customers, from enthusiasts to commuters and families. “Biking is for everyone,” he said. The shop was expanded to feature a fit studio for high-end bikes as well as a community repair station outside, said Chris Mailing, who owned Ten 27 Cycles

and is now a manager at the new shop. It will also continue a collaboration plan with the NU Triathlon Club, offering a series of skill clinics to members and the general public starting next month. Shortly after the opening ceremony, Jim Maiworm, the city’s streets and sanitation superintendent, presented the city’s plan to construct a protected bike lane on Davis Street in October. A similar project was implemented on Church Street last summer as part of a streetscape project aimed at improving bike access in the city. Wilson said the bike shop fits into city initiatives to encourage bicycle riding, a process he described as “an evolution over time.” “It’s great to have a new business in Evanston,” Wilson said. “If you need work done, if you need a bike, whatever, it’s convenient.” The city plans to add another protected bike lane on Dodge Avenue as well, Wilson said. These improvements all stem from a city-wide Bike Plan Implementation Project, a multi-departmental effort started in 2007 to encourage bike riding. They also form part of the Evanston150 project, a community initiative to select ten big ideas to celebrate Evanston’s 150th anniversary this year, said Dan Mennemeyer, an Evanston150 committee member.

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BUSINESS CYCLE Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, joined by other city officials, cut the ribbon at Wheel & Sprocket, which opened its first Illinois branch in downtown Evanston.

In October, five months after the Church Street bike lane was completed, Evanston received a “Bicycle Friendly Community” recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. Kegel said city efforts to encourage cycling could

address problems like congestion and pollution. “It’s a simple solution to many complex issues,” he said.

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Spring Festival: Ethel and Todd Rundgren : Tell Me Something Good Pick-Staiger, 7:30 p.m. $20/10

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New York’s ebullient string quartet Ethel has been hailed as “a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene” by Pitchfork. The quartet will be joined by rock icon Todd Rundgren for a program commenting on the influence of the ’70s on this generation of classical music, including cross-cultural works by Lou Harrison, Arvo Pärt, and Judd Greenstein as well as thrilling arrangements of music by Rundgren.



Spring Festival: Kurt Elling and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra: Celebrating Col Porter Pick-Staiger, 7:30 p.m. $26/10


Grammy Award winner and 13-time DownBeat Critics Poll “Male Singer of the Year,” Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He is accompanied by the highly acclaimed Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a program exploring the songbook of the iconic Cole Porter.



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From page 1 — the last straw for a weary mayor, who called a hearing of the city’s liquor board and revoked the bar’s license. “I think the high school students who were driving home after drinking at the Keg are safer,� Tisdahl wrote in an email Sunday, hours after the bar was shuttered. The Keg opened in 1976 as an upscale steak-and-seafood restaurant — a fine dining establishment where parents took out their students and alumni occasionally proposed to their future spouses. The restaurant was one of the few places for residents to enjoy a meal with alcoholic drinks after Evanston ended its self-imposed prohibition in 1972. “This was one of the early nice restaurants in Evanston,� said Geoff Judge (Weinberg ’76), who worked as a waiter on opening night in 1976. “It was not a cheap place, and there was a lot of capital put into the building. Adults who lived in Evanston ate there.�



Migon bought the Keg in 1993 and turned it into a popular dive bar for the thirsty NU crowd, and Complex magazine anointed it the ninth-best American college bar in 2011. With a reputation for a porous front door and a patio in the back with a fence that could be easily jumped, students packed the bar Monday and Saturday nights. But the unsavory distinction as an underage hotspot finally caught up to the Keg, which had been shut down temporarily in the past but now is gone for good. Migon owns two other bars: One in Morton Grove and one in Chicago, establishments he said will now receive his full attention and energy. He is done doing business in Evanston. “One door shuts and another door opens,� Migon said. “I truly will miss Northwestern. It’s hard to explain how it feels to leave something behind that was a part of my life for twenty years — I loved every minute of it.�

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reaching students.� Patterson said the 5 percentage point increase in the black and Hispanic admitted students could help the NU community in light of recent calls for more inclusion on campus. On Feb. 28, students demonstrated at The Rock to protest what they called NU’s culture of “institutional racism.� Over the last few years, Watson said the admissions office has been trying to expand NU’s off-campus presence, hoping to increase the number, quality and diversity of applicants. As a part of the strategy, Watson said the University has stepped up recruitment at high schools and increased overseas visits. “We saw a big uptake in the students who applied that either visited campus or that we met when we are recruiting, Watson said. Since 2007, when the admit rate was 27 percent, NU has seen a 10,000-application increase. This year, Watson said about 6,500 high schools were in the applicant pool — a few hundred more than last

year. NU also received about 4,000 international applications. “That’s a testament to the idea that the Northwestern exposure is greater year after year,� he said. This year’s acceptance rate of 13.9 percent is a record low. It has been consistently declining, dropping 10 percentage points in the last four years. High school senior Amman Bhasin, who was just admitted to NU through Regular Decision, said he has noticed fewer people from his school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., getting accepted. Though close to 20 people got in his freshman year, that number has dropped to five for his class. “I think its reputation is climbing year by year,� Basin said. Watson said the number of students graduating from high school each year in the United States is beginning to “level off,� and NU’s admit rate will likely follow suit. However, increasing numbers of international applicants may impact the rate, he said. “It’s hard to predict really,� he said. “I don’t see it going much lower.�

Men’s Tennis

Cats split weekend return to court for Big Ten play By ABBEY CHASE

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A 1-1 weekend marked Northwestern’s return to action after a nearly three-week hiatus as the Wildcats took on familiar Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin. “It some ways it was nice to get some guys healthy again, so I think that was a positive,� coach Arvid Swan said. “Taking 20 days off from match play, there’s some adjustment to get back into that, but if you look at it from an overall stand point, it’s probably a little more important to get some of the guys healthy again.� The last time the Cats took to the court, the team faced a tough Nebraska squad but defeated the Cornhuskers in a tight 5-2 match at home, despite surrendering the doubles point. The following day, NU defeated Iowa and Western Illinois, losing only two sets in both shutout wins.

On Friday, the Cats faced off against No. 47 Minnesota. Although ranked lower than No. 26 NU, Minnesota came into the match with two close wins over Michigan and Michigan State on the road the previous weekend. Like in its match against Nebraska, NU dropped the doubles point, allowing the Golden Gophers to get on the board first. But this time, the Cats were unable to come back. A win by senior Chris Jackman at the No. 6 spot helped keep the Cats in the match, but victories from two nationally-ranked Minnesota players secured the victory. NU would go on to win the remaining two matches at the Nos. 3 and 5 spots to bring the final score to 4-3. “They’re a team that had some injuries early in the year, and I do think they’re playing exceptionally well right now,� Swan said. “I knew it was going to be a tough match, likely 4-3 either way.� The Golden Gophers’ sole Big Ten loss this season came against then-No. 75 Wisconsin, the team NU soundly defeated Sunday. The Cats had little



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trouble handling the Badgers, now ranked at No. 70, in Madison, Wis. Despite an 8-6 win from senior Spencer Wolf and freshman Mihir Kumar, who also won the lone doubles match against Minnesota, the Cats failed to get on the board first and headed into singles play facing a 1-0 deficit. After posting a 10-5 doubles record during the winter non-conference season, NU has only won the doubles point in once in its Big Ten season so far. “It’s so weird, this scoring system, that after an hour of tennis, only one team gets one point,� junior Raleigh Smith said. “It doesn’t seem like that much on the score sheet, but in terms of momentum,

it does play a huge role ‌ Obviously we need to get better in doubles because we’re just making matches harder for ourselves by not winning the doubles point, but we do have confidence in our singles game, and we can put forth the effort and the wins when it needs to happen like that.â€? Undaunted, the Cats posted four consecutive straight-sets wins to secure the match, dropping only the No. 5 match in a deciding 10-point tiebreaker. During its time off, NU was recognized off the court as the recipient of the ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award for March. “It’s nice for our guys to be recognized for the way in which they conduct themselves on the court,â€? Swan said. “I’m fortunate as a coach to have a really good group of guys. As people, they’re good kids so for other people to recognize that is a nice thing. When alums see that award, I think that’s also something that they can take pride in.â€?

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Cats take out Golden Gophers behind Letourneau By REBECCA FRIEDMAN

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Northwestern got back on its feet against Minnesota this weekend after dropping its first two conference games. The Wildcats began Big Ten play in Nebraska and got mixed results in Lincoln. After losing a heartbreaker in eight innings to open the series, the Cats never got anything going in the second game. The Cornhuskers scored 8 runs in the first inning and ended up with a 14-1 win in five innings. The third game of the series was canceled due to weather. The weekend series with the Golden Gophers belonged to sophomore pitcher Amy Letourneau, who was named the Big Ten Player of the Week. The Cats took two of three from the Golden Gophers to open their home schedule

and improve to 2-3 in the Big Ten and 16-13 overall. Letourneau’s honor came on the back of her strong weekend at the plate and not her accomplishments in the circle. The sophomore batted .750 and slugged 1.500 while driving in 6 runs and belting 2 home runs. However, Letourneau’s greatest achievement was Friday, when she no-hit the Golden Gophers on the way to a 6-2 Cats victory. NU’s 2013 home opener became the 45th no-hitter in Wildcats history and Letourneau’s first collegiate no-hitter. Letourneau walked nine and hit two other batters while racking up 11 strikeouts in the win. The Cats’ offense was just as impressive as their pitching Friday. Sophomore infielder Anna Edwards led the way with a 3-for-3 performance, driving in 2 runs and scoring three times herself. Sophomore outfielder Oliva Duehr added two hits and two RBI for the Cats, while senior





outfielder Kristin Scharkey added two hits. Saturday’s contest was a different story for both teams. Minnesota picked up 14 runs on 14 hits and escaped a slugfest with a 14-9 win. The Golden Gophers threatened to end the game early multiple times with 9-run leads, but the Cats fought back each time to extend the game. However, the three pitchers NU used could not stymie the Minnesota bats long enough to complete the comeback. The deciding game of the series proved to be the closest match-up, but NU was able to edge out the win. Letourneau took the circle again for

the Cats, pitching a complete game for her second win of the weekend. However, it was her hitting that garnered the attention, as her one official at-bat was a two-run homer to center field to give NU a 2-0 lead. The leadoff runner in the second inning for the Golden Gophers lined a ball to left field, the first hit off Letourneau in 10 innings. The runner eventually scored, but the Cats got the run back in the bottom of the inning thanks to Scharkey’s second hit of the game. The Cats added another insurance run in the bottom of the third. Minnesota threatened in the top of the seventh, loading the bases and adding another run, but the Cats’ defense and pitching held them off, as Letourneau struck out the last two batters to end the game. She finished allowing two runs on five hits and eight walks, while striking out five.

Women’s Tennis

NU takes out aggression on pair of Big Ten foes By ANNA KOTTENSTETTE

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Although campus was relatively quiet last week due to the Spring Break exodus, No. 11 Northwestern was anything but subdued. The Wildcats hit a bump in the road in their successful season Sunday against No. 1 North Carolina. The battle of top-15 teams went to the Tar Heels 4-3 in dramatic fashion. NU fell behind 3-0 early on but rallied to get to 3-2 before dropping match four to seal the defeat. Senior Linda Abu Mushrefova started the comeback with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Ashley Dai, the first loss the North Carolina player has had in a dual meet this season. Junior Veronica Corning also handed her opponent the team’s

first loss in a dual meet, but she was the final match to finish. The key turning point was the doubles point, which NU lost 2-1. Corning teamed up with freshman Alicia Barnett to open the dual with an 8-4 triumph. After an 8-1 North Carolina rout at the other doubles position, the point came down to Abu Mushrefova and her partner, junior Nida Hamilton. The eighth-ranked duo fell 9-8 in a tiebreaker to lose the doubles point and give the Tar Heels the early lead. NU traveled Wednesday to Atlanta to face No. 33 Georgia Tech. The Cats won the doubles point but lost 4-3 after dropping the final three singles matches to the Yellow Jackets. After two incredibly close losses, NU had plenty of motivation as it returned to Big Ten play against Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Cats did not show any mercy to their visitors,

thrashing both the Golden Gophers and Badgers by identical 7-0 scores. In the process of obtaining consecutive shutouts, NU only let three singles matches go into a third decisive set. NU dominated the match Saturday against Minnesota, taking an early lead with doubles victories from the pair of senior Kate Turvy and junior Belinda Niu and the pair of Corning and Barnett. But not every match, set, or game was so simple. Turvy kept things interesting during her singles match by dropping four straight games before rallying back to win 12 out of the next 13. She ultimately won by a score of 6-4, 6-1. Niu won the final match in an exciting yet decisive super breaker with a score of 10-0. The Cats let the good times roll as they carried their shutout into Sunday. The Badgers put

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up a fight, but the Cats were just too much for them to handle. Corning continued her stellar week with a tight three-set victory in the No. 1 position, her first time playing in the top spot this season. NU also got help from Hamilton, who picked up a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win over Katie Hoch. NU looks to continue its home court Big Ten shutout streak Saturday against Michigan State at home.

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I’m not going to sit there and tell you there isn’t going to be some kind of emotional drain, but, holy smokes, that’s what baseball is. — Paul Stevens, baseball coach

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


NU survives tough tests over break By AVA WALLACE

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No. 5 Syracuse

Although the Wildcats missed out on traveling this Spring Break, Evanston treated them well. Perhaps finally putting the team’s early season loss to North Carolina behind it, Northwestern showed its determination and won two intense match-ups on Lakeside Field at the end of March, each by just one goal. In their March 27 game, the Cats (9-1, 3-0 ALC) notched their third conference win this season against Ohio State (3-6, 0-2) 9-8. NU went on to defeat No. 5 Syracuse (5-3) 13-12 in a 2012 national championship game rematch Saturday. Both games were come-from-behind wins for the Cats. Despite the fact that the score was tied at three difference times during the Ohio State game, NU did not hold a lead against the Buckeyes until senior midfielder Amanda Macaluso scored the winning goal with just 5:29 left to play. Similarly, Syracuse held its lead against NU — kicked off by the Orange’s Katie Webster, who put Syracuse on the board first after one minute and three seconds of play — for the bulk of the game. This time, it was junior midfielder and draw specialist Alyssa Leonard who scored the winning goal.The Cats rode out the edge Leonard provided with six minutes left to play for their 11th straight victory over the Orange. Despite her clutch goal, Leonard won only four draw controls throughout the game as NU struggled early on in the Syracuse contest. The Orange dominated the circle during the first half and won 11 draw controls compared to the Cats’ two. Syracuse also out-shot NU during the game’s first half 13-8, though the


second half saw an improvement as the two teams tied for draw controls 7-7 and the Cats out-shot the Orange 13-9. Despite the trouble early on, senior midfielder Ali Cassera scored a career-high five goals to lead NU for the game, and senior attack Erin Fitzgerald tallied three in support. Fitzgerald also leads the Cats by a wide margin for most goals scored so far this season: The senior has scored 32 goals over ten games. The next highest scorer on for NU is Leonard, with 19 goals. Fitzgerald was also a key part in executing a more fiery offense than the Cats’ against the Buckeyes. NU took fewer shots against Ohio State than it did against Syracuse, and the Ohio State matchup was NU’s lowest scoring game this year. Additionally, the Cats and the Orange traded possession twice and combined for four goals in a 59-second period during the second half. One of Syracuse’s goals came off of a free position shot for the Orange, but both of NU’s tallies came from Fitzgerald, unassisted. However, Fitzgerald’s teammates pulled their share of weight during the Ohio State contest. Senior midfielder Taylor Thornton led the team with 4 goals against the Buckeyes, and Macaluso was the second highest goal scorer for the game with 2. Thornton scored 3 of her 4 goals during the last 30 minutes of the game against the Buckeyes when the Cats were fighting to come back from a 2-goal deficit at the start of the


struggle in the ensuing weekend series in Nebraska. NU’s first game against the Cornhuskers quickly became a slugfest and slowly became an epic. Morton allowed three runs, two of them earned, in the first inning, but the Cats came back to lead 7-3 and 8-4. Nebraska tallied four runs in the seventh inning to knot the score, then both teams scored once in the ninth, mandating extra frames. As midnight approached, The Huskers finally finished the lengthy affair with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 16th, concluding, at 5 hours and 16 minutes, the longest game of coach Paul Stevens’ 26-year NU career. “You tell me that that’s not an emotional roller coaster,” Stevens said. “I’m not going to sit there and tell you there isn’t going to be some kind of emotional drain, but, holy smokes, that’s what baseball is. Baseball is a lot of emotion, it’s a lot of mental.” The Huskers defeated the Cats 8-5 on Saturday and 8-6 on Sunday to end NU’s spring break on a bad note.

Response to the hiring of Chris Collins as Northwestern’s men’s basketball coach was almost unanimously positive but often only cautiously optimistic. Columnists across the web warned that the program wouldn’t magically improve at the sound of Collins’ whistle. In fact, it very well might. Collins is NU’s dream hire. He’s among the highest profile and most highly regarded assistant coaches in America. He’s sat next to perhaps the greatest college basketball coach ever for 13 seasons. NU has never been to the NCAA Tournament, but Collins can’t even count his Sweet 16 berths on two hands. The resume goes on. Collins worked with Mike Krzyzewski’s U.S. Olympic gold medal teams in 2008 and 2012. He’s from the Chicago area and has recruited the area for more than a decade. He was a star college player himself, and his father is an NBA coach. But the finer points of the 38-yearold’s impressive pedigree aren’t even the point. What should have NU most psyched is what this hiring signals for the basketball program’s progression. After NU fired Bill Carmody, Collins was the name analysts most often suggested as a replacement, and it immediately seemed that athletic director Jim Phillips had Collins pegged as his top choice. Though the target may have seemed ambitious — Coach K’s heir apparent? Really? — Phillips got his man. Of everyone in the country NU could have coveted as its next coach, the decision-makers chose Collins, and Collins, the top choice, agreed to come along. This was no matter of settling for the guy who would agree to coach a desperate program. NU didn’t hire a flashin-the-pan small-conference coach who has never played past mid-March. NU didn’t hire a middle-aged assistant from a second-rate program. NU didn’t hire some has-been, recently dismissed from superior teams after failing to achieve expectations. NU hired the top assistant at the top basketball program in the country. A young and hungry tricenarian who has recruited and coached the best of the best for more than a decade. That extremely qualified man looked at the Cats’ program and decided it fit his standards. We’ve never had a Chris Collins before. Before coming to NU, Carmody coached Princeton to a pleasant but not Earth-shattering degree of success. Pre-NU, Kevin O’Neill failed to lead Tennessee to a winning record during his three-year stint there. Ricky Byrdsong’s career highlight was a 15-12 season at the University of Detroit Mercy before arriving in Evanston. With each hire over the past 20 years, the Cats have pulled down a more qualified candidate. And with each hire they have improved to at least some extent. We know what improvement over the Carmody era means for NU basketball. A guy who brought All-Americans to Duke won’t be satisfied with two-star recruits. And a guy who helped Krzyzewski win hundreds of games in the regular season and dozens more in the postseason won’t be satisfied with early off-seasons. NU will make the NCAA Tournament some time soon. And we will do so with Chris Collins as coach. Unbridled optimism is warranted.

Daily file photo by Mackenzie McCluer

GOLDEN GIRL Junior midfielder Alyssa Leonard scored the game-winning goal with just more than six minutes left to help NU beat Syracuse. It was her 19th goal of the season, the second-most on the team this year.

second half. She notched 2 of those goals off of free position shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Bridget Bianco also had eight saves in each of the spring break games, just shy of the career-high nine saves in one game that she notched against Vanderbilt, Boston College and Johns Hopkins

earlier this season. The Cats play their last home game of a four-match stretch Friday with a conference contest against Penn State.

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LEADER IN BOX Junior infielder Kyle Ruchim leads NU with a .464 batting average this season. His .537 on-base percentage also leads the Cats.

Magallones said. “Luke is K-ing people up, and it’s great to see that. He’s throwing really well, his stuff is really working, guys are not hitting it. Zach and I, we feel like we’re just staying in the strike zone and having hitters get themselves out.” The success on the hill continued a week later, when NU began its Big Ten season with three games against Iowa in Carol Stream, Ill. In the series opener, Cats senior first baseman Jack Havey’s walk-off single in the 13th inning gave NU another extra-inning victory, and after Farrell and the Cats dropped the second game 2-1, Magallones led NU to a 5-1

Optimism warranted for Collins ALEX PUTTERMAN


In March, Northwestern played 131 innings across 13 games over 24 days, experiencing all the requisite ups and downs during this microcosm of a baseball season. The 6-7 stretch took the Wildcats (10-9, 2-4 Big Ten) to Missouri, then Florida, back to Illinois and eventually to Lincoln, Neb., where they lost three straight games. “Us as a team have to get better,” coach Paul Stevens said. “We have to do a better dang job on the mound, we have to do a better job in the field, and we have to start swinging the bat.” The rough stretch began March 8, when NU returned to the diamond after nearly two weeks off to commence a three-game set with Missouri State. In a series of wellpitched games, the Cats were swept, outscored 12-8 on the weekend. But at the three-day Central Florida Invitational starting March 14, the Cats beat LIU-Brooklyn 12-3, topped North Dakota State 3-2 in 11 innings the next day and then shellacked Bucknell 17-2. During the three-game winning streak, the Cats’ trio of starters — Zach Morton, Brandon Magallones and team strikeout leader Luke Farrell — combined to allow only 3 earned runs over 21 innings pitched. “We’re throwing strikes,”


triumph in the finale. After a 3-1 victory over Chicago State on March 27, in which freshman hurler Matt Portland earned his first career win, NU had allowed only 12 runs in seven games over the previous two weeks and had gone nine straight without giving up more than 3 runs. “Our starting pitching has been excellent this year,” junior second baseman Kyle Ruchim said. “We’ve been part of every game because of them, and we’ve been competing to the end because of our pitching staff as a whole.” Run prevention was more of a

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