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RTVF grant system prompts resistance By STAVROS AGORAKIS

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A hairstylist at Steven Papageorge Salon, 1721 Sherman Ave., shows a customer his cut. A new Illinois law will require hairstylists to take a training course on identifying signs of domestic and sexual assault.

State law requires assault training Local hairdressers to receive assault, domestic violence instruction By SAM KREVLIN

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Evanston hairdressers will be required to take a training course on identifying signs of domestic and sexual assault in order to renew or obtain a license after a statewide bill took effect on Jan 1. The course will also provide hairdressers

with information on hotlines and other resources for victims. Signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in August, the bill mandates an hourlong course that includes statistics about sexual and domestic violence, ways of recognizing signs of abuse and strategies to discuss the issue. Every two years, anyone licensed as a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, hair braider or nail technician must

take the class in order to renew their license. Although the bill doesn’t require hairdressers to intervene, it aims to educate them on places in the area to seek legal help. “My wife used to work as a hairdresser and she frequently heard stories from her clients who were victims of domestic violence,” said Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago), a sponsor of the legislation, said in

an August statement. “Unfortunately, she didn’t have the knowledge or resources needed to help them. This new law will ensure that hairdressers will be trained to assist their clients who reach out to them for help.” Kristie Paskvan, founder of Chicago Says No More, an organization dedicated to » See HAIRDRESSER, page 6

A new campaign aims to spark discussion around a grant-giving system within the Department of Radio, Television and Film, which some have criticized for diminishing students’ role in funding undergraduate projects. “Save RTVF” is a student and alumni-run effort to encourage “serious, mutuallyagreed reforms” between students and administration on the new system’s effects on campus filmmaking groups, according to the campaign’s website. An open petition, which organizers launched late Fall Quarter and has garnered more than 70 signatures, advocates for finding alternatives to the current grantallocation process. Under the new system, RTVF awards Media Arts Grants, which fund student films or other media projects, like animation or music videos. The new funding system aims to end student-driven funding by filtering all applications through the department and allowing faculty members to have more input into which projects are produced. Before the institution of the MAGs, five student filmmaking groups on campus were independent in their grant-giving and fundraising

processes, with student filmmakers pitching their projects directly to them. Communication senior Erin Manning said she and other students felt the new grant system was instituted without their inclusion in the decision. “We were kind of just told, ‘This is the way to do it. Make sure students aren’t only seeing the bad things in it,’” said Manning, who co-chairs the Undergraduate RTVF Student Association. But Communication Prof. David Tolchinsky, who chairs the RTVF department, defended the new system. He said in an email to The Daily that the system allows student groups to carry on all the same activities they did before, with the exception of greenlighting their own projects. “ To me, I don’t think (RTVF) needs saving,” Tolchinsky said in an email. “The student groups are as valued under (the grants) as they were before — carrying on workshops, sponsoring speakers, and yes, producing projects.” URSA is planning to host a “town hall” meeting in the next few weeks, inviting RTVF students to share their views on the new grant-giving system, Manning said. These views will then be shared with alumni to decide the future of the campaign. » See RTVF, page 6

Faculty considers Ward candidates prepare for primary schedule changes Fifth Ward alderman hopefuls stress housing, crime solutions By MATTHEW CHOI

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In an effort to combat student stress and other concerns about the quarter system, several academic calendar changes were proposed at Faculty Senate last month. The Educational Affairs Committee proposed moving back start dates for the school year and lengthening breaks at the Dec. 7 Senate meeting. It also proposed lengthening time between classes from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. The different proposals were presented as options for departments to individually consider, and the committee will compile a singular proposal based on their responses later in the year. The “10-5-5-10” proposal, created by last year’s Faculty Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience, was met with resistance from several academic departments during Senate due to planning challenges, said Baron Reed, chair of the Educational

Affairs Committee. An October Faculty Senate report showed that only one department was in favor of the proposal. One of the proposed changes included moving Fall Quarter earlier by either one or two weeks to allow a longer break between Winter and Fall quarters. An earlier start date would allow students to more easily meet job recruiters and allow more time for international students to travel between campus and home, according to a report the Educational Affairs Committee presented at Senate. The committee also proposed removing a week from each quarter and adding five minutes between classes. The principle motivation for all of the changes is to improve students’ mental health, Reed said. “The major aim here for all the calendar change proposals has been to try to address student stress levels,” Reed said. “Some people felt that addressing calendar is one way to do that because » See CALENDAR, page 6

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Six weeks ahead of their primary election, most candidates for Fifth Ward alderman are basing their campaigns around improving affordable housing and crime prevention in the Evanston. Candidates Carolyn Murray, Robin Rue Simmons and Misty Witenberg said they were hoping to address issues like raising wages and workforce development in the ward if elected as alderman. The other two candidates in the race, Carlis Sutton and Daniel Featherson, could not be reached for comment by the time of publication. City Clerk Rodney Greene announced in December that the city would hold a primary for the Fifth Ward race because more than four candidates entered the race. The top candidates will move onto the general election in April if no

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Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) speaks at a City Council meeting. Holmes is not running for reelection for her seat on City Council.

candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. As the race closes in on the primary that will be held in late February, several candidates said they had to kick their campaigns into high gear. Misty Witenberg, a community volunteer who moved to the Fifth Ward in 2014, said she is focusing on providing social mobility for working

families, with the long-term target of making Evanston the first American city to reach zero percent poverty. She said her priority will be establishing policies to ensure family stability and help single parents. “There are so many tradeoffs that families are making all the time, and I want to make sure that I’m giving city leaders and Evanston at large a

real opportunity to understand them,” Witenberg said. Other candidates have proposed policies along the lines of Witenberg’s goal to eliminate poverty in the city. Robin Rue Simmons, a Fifth Ward native and small business owner, counts economic development among her biggest focusses. Simmons said she is specifically looking to increase jobs and small business support in the ward. She added that she plans to look at redistributing funds for affordable housing support to increase homeownership. “We have a need for additional opportunities for affordable housing for seniors,” Simmons said. “That is something that is at the top of my list of priorities as well.” Several of the candidates have issues of affordable housing on their platform. Carolyn Murray, a longtime gun control activist in Evanston, said her campaign will be focused » See FIFTH WARD, page 6

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City working to redevelop land in west Evanston By NORA SHELLY

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City officials are working on acquiring several properties in west Evanston through a Cook County program. The program allows municipalities to acquire tax-delinquent properties for affordable housing or other community uses if taxes have not been paid for at least two years. Aldermen approved city staff go through with the application process at a City Council meeting in December. According to council documents, the city is applying to acquire 11 properties in west Evanston. Nine of the properties are along an area formerly used as a railroad-owned area just west of Green Bay Road. The other two are vacant properties in west Evanston. Sarah Flax, the city’s housing and grants administrator, said most of the properties are underutilized former industrial properties or vacant. Many of them, including most in the former railroad right of way, are not accessible from a street unless grouped together. Flax said there is room for improvement in that area of the city. “It’s a significant territory overall that really affects a significant part of Evanston directly — because of its size — and indirectly all of Evanston because we want to help development areas that have

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A 69-year-old Chicago resident was taken to the hospital after a hit-and-run traffic crash on Saturday morning. The woman was driving near Davis Street and Ridge Avenue at about 8:10 a.m. when a Bellwood, Illinois, resident rear-ended her car and fled southbound, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers located the 25-year-old man roughly 15 minutes later pulled over in the 1000 block of

languished,” she said. “There is land that can be put to much better use.” The attempt to acquire the properties fits into the city’s West Evanston Development Master Plan, which was passed in 2006. The city passed zoning ordinances that fit with the plan in 2009, zoning coordinator Scott Mangum said. Redeveloping parcels of land the city is trying to acquire will allow it to accomplish several goals, Flax said, including adding more affordable housing to the city and extending the street grid through the former railroad-owned area. Currently, several streets dead end near the area, including Jackson Avenue and Davis Street. Three of the parcels the city is looking to acquire may go toward creating green space and facilitating an east-west pedestrian and bike path over the railroad right of way where Grove and Davis streets dead end, according to council documents. Flax said it would be important to acquire the properties together, as many are inaccessible from a roadway. “A lot of this land, you really can’t do anything with it, unless its aggregated and developed to address a larger plan,” she said. “They’re not fulfilling their highest and best use, partially because they are not accessible and developable by themselves.” Mangum said the West Evanston Development Master Plan was partially created to ensure that no property would be developed for one use that would conflict with the use of a neighboring property.

Although Evanston Township High School is around the area of the West Evanston Development Master Plan, Mangum said the presence of the school had little impact on the plan. Although the city is moving forward with applying to acquire the properties, Flax said there was no

guarantee they would succeed. “There’s always a chance for the owners to redeem the back taxes and any other penalties and fees,” she said. “There’s nothing fast about it.”

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Evanston Township High School is near an area in west Evanston where the city is trying to acquire several tax delinquent properties. The land would likely be used either for additional green space in the neighborhood or affordable housing.

Man arrested after disturbance in Panera

Ridge Court while an Evanston resident assisted him in changing one of his vehicle’s tires. The driver was intoxicated when police located him and his car. Officers found an open container of alcohol and 13 grams of heroin in the vehicle, Dugan said. The man will be charged with traffic offenses, leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Dugan said.

A 61-year-old Evanston resident was charged with misdemeanor assault on Thursday in Panera Bread, 1700 Sherman Ave. The man had allegedly been banned from the premises after a previous incident. Around 9:30 a.m., a manager asked the man to leave after he entered the store. She called police after the man became aggressive, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

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ON CAMPUS Candlelit vigil honors lost black lives By CATHERINE KIM

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Students, faculty and staff gathered at Alice Millar Chapel on Sunday for a candlelight vigil to honor black lives lost to police brutality and prejudice-driven violence committed in the past six months. The Theta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Northwestern held the candlelight vigil to “unify our community” and “shed light on those who fell victim to the everyday injustices faced by the black community,” according to the event’s program. The vigil was part of a two-week series of programming centered around dialogue on Black Lives Matter. Between a series of poetry readings and performances from music groups, organizers read more than 100 names of black lives lost to violence, concluding with a candle-lighting ceremony. Among those honored were Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — who were stopped and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota — prompting protests across the United States. Communication junior Aisha Hauser, who is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, told The Daily the organization not only wanted to talk about the history of racial inequality and the current state of the Black Lives Matter movement, but also hoped to honor those who had been killed. “The fact that we have hundreds of names in just six months is a problem that’s not overdrawn,” she said. “It’s not grown out of proportion. I hope people leave understanding the gravity of the issue we’re standing in front of and want to do something about it.” Poems read at the vigil — including “These Yet to be United States” by Maya Angelou and “I, Too” by Langston Hughes — were specifically selected to both honor those who have died while also establishing a sense of perseverance,

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Northwestern Community Ensemble performs for a candlelight vigil held to honor lives lost due to violence directed toward the black community. The event was part of a two-week series of programming around Black Lives Matter.

Hauser said. Organizers chose poets from various eras to highlight the long history of violence against black lives, she added. “It’s something that’s been happening for generations, so we wanted to make sure that the poems reflected that,” Hauser said. “The authors of the poems have been around for many generations.” The event also featured performances from a cappella group Soul4Real and Northwestern Community Ensemble, a gospel choir. Communication junior Maurice Hatch, who participated in both groups, said the songs performed, such as “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” and “Patience,” were picked to reflect the message of the vigil. “‘Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around’ is kind of a staple song of the civil rights movement,” he said. “(It’s) about being courageous and the efforts, especially in this case, against

violence.” Hatch added that the vigil gave the community an opportunity to come together and mourn lives lost to anti-black brutality in 2016 and show a sense of togetherness while moving forward into the next year. Josh McKenzie, associate director for New Student and Family Programs and director of First-Year Experience, attended the vigil and said it is crucial to set aside time to reflect on the issues in our country. Mayra Garces, assistant director of NSFP, added that the vigil was a reminder of her personal societal role. “This is just another example that I have a responsibility to make sure that I’m with my community,” she said. “I’m with my Northwestern community, with the black community, the larger humanity in general.”

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In Trump’s America, dialogue will only get us so far JESS SCHWALB


Just days after the election of Donald Trump, think pieces galore called for liberals to reach out to those they have disrespected or ignored. The next four years would require, many wrote, a renewal of empathy for those snubbed by East Coast Liberal Elites: the blue-collar, middle American white people who swayed the election in Trump’s favor. Columnists champion dialogue as a solution to the election’s divisiveness, and my dinner table over Winter Break featured many conversations about how liberals must do better to listen and understand where Trump supporters are coming from. The hypocrisy is ripe. Dialogue does not work when it is not reciprocal. The white working class should highlight their own call for conversation with the East Coast Liberal Elites –– I have not seen such think pieces.

And yet, dialogue is often romanticized. While the idea of conversation may soothe white liberal fears about the next four years, it obscures the limits of talking. In the context of Northwestern’s campus, I have argued that dialogue is hardly enough to create meaningful change and that conversations to create action are far more productive. When the repercussions are much larger, this principle holds. Dialogue between fragmented and polarized parts of our country will not shield marginalized communities from the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant, anti-abortion and anti-civil rights policy agenda. More hypocrisy here: Conservative news outlets had a field day describing the “coddled” and “crybaby” liberals who were delegitimizing election results by “rioting” in the post-election days. But in truth, Trump supporters, not just liberal elites, must put forth extra empathy during the next four years. Instead of demonizing forms of protest which are less convenient or palatable, these folks would do well to listen to their own

advice and reach out of their own bubble. It is far easier to criticize the manner in which something is said than to engage with its substance. Dialogue is not sufficient. Simply talking with those who voted differently does nothing to combat the post-election reality of violence and fear, especially considering The Southern Poverty Law Center compiled reports of 867 hate crimes that occurred in the 10 days following the election. To champion dialogue exclusively diffuses blame and responsibility for the intolerance highlighted during this election cycle. It simplistically implies that conversations over coffee can alleviate entrenched prejudices about the populations Trump has excluded from the America he is to make great again. Not all can walk away from dialogue and return to a status quo where they are guaranteed safety, particularly if they are Muslim or a woman or immigrant. Not all choose discussion as their primary means of social change and resistance. Talking may work for my white, wealthy family (and peers), which

will probably not face any repercussions from criticizing Trump’s administration. I do not seek to dismiss the value of dialogue outright, because words certainly have power. The ability to listen to a viewpoint distinct from our own is a skill worth cultivating during our four years at NU, despite the fact that many Trump supporters have depicted college campuses as politically-correct bubbles. We certainly need more spaces at NU to engage with the rhetoric espoused by Trump supporters, if only to humanize individuals who share these beliefs. We do not need, however, to sanctify the impact of dialogue beyond what is reasonable nor should we place sole responsibility on one group to initiate it. Jess Schwalb is a Weinberg sophomore. She can be contacted at jessicaschwalb2019@u.northwestern. edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@ The views expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views of all staff members of The Daily Northwestern.

Living greener: A New Year’s resolution worth keeping HANNAH DION-KIRSCHNER OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

It’s the start of a new year, and many of us are reevaluating our habits. In the next few weeks, motivated Northwestern students will attempt to hit the gym more or the snooze button less. But the year we’ve left behind was, yet again, the warmest on record — so while you’re in the New Year’s resolution mindset, consider taking a few science-backed steps to a more Earth-friendly lifestyle. First, green up your eating habits. Beef and lamb production causes significantly higher carbon emissions per calorie than all other sources of protein, including vegetarian sources like beans, dairy and tofu — but also other meats, especially poultry. Cows and sheep are ruminants, meaning they enlist friendly gut microorganisms to help their digestion. Unfortunately, the microorganisms not-so-helpfully produce large amounts of methane (CH4), a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting consumption of these animals is a great first step for those not willing to go whole hog (ha, ha) and cut out all meat. For the ambitious omnivore, avoid threatened fish

species, like tuna and trawled seafood, like most shellfish. And, at home or in the dining hall, don’t serve yourself more than you plan to eat: even the greenest meal is an environmental burden if it ends up in the trash. When you’re sitting down to dinner, think past the food on your plate. Disposable grocery bags, water bottles, sandwich bags and dishware are also best avoided. Not only do these items inevitably find their way to landfills (and even if they’re recyclable, the recycling process is energy-consuming), but significant energy and water go into their production. Second, save some for the fish. Many water-saving habits are easy to build into your day. The bathroom is the largest culprit in U.S. water use, so shortening your shower is an obvious choice: each minute you cut will save about 75 gallons monthly. Less obviously, many sinks have a flow rate on par with your shower. To save water, wash your hands and dishes with less water pressure and turn off the faucet when you don’t need it running. Wise use of home appliances can further your water savings: for example, only run the washing machine or dishwasher when you have a full load. The average dishwasher uses about five gallons in a cycle, while most kitchen sinks flow at about two gallons every


minute. Unless you can hand-wash a load of dishes in under three minutes, leave it to your dishwasher! Decreasing your water footprint reduces not only the wastewater destined for treatment but also the energy required to treat it and to pump clean water to your faucet in the first place. Depending on where you live, you may also receive water from an aquifer or another watershed. Reduction in water use means protecting precious groundwater or surface water resources that are at risk of depletion over time. Lastly, power down. Streaming video (really any internet use) has environmental impacts beyond the end of your charger cord. Small changes can reduce electricity use if, like me, you’re unlikely to forgo your Reading Week Netflix binge. Unplug electronic devices you’re not using, because they can draw power even when they’re off — a phenomenon appropriately named “vampire power.” (Using a power strip helps, so you only need to unplug one cord to disconnect everything at once.) Swap out any burned-out bulbs with CFLs, which lose less energy as heat and are more efficient. During the daytime, open your shades and take advantage of the sunlight. To kill two birds with one stone, wash clothes in cold water and hang them to


dry. It’s better for the environment and your clothing. These suggestions can help you start off living greener in 2017. With a particularly uncertain year of climate policy ahead some of you might wish for more ways to contribute to the cause. Contact your representatives, federal and local, about environmental issues on the table. If you find yourself with extra money, consider donating to any number of excellent environmental nonprofits. Better yet, donate your time to a national advocacy group or one in your neighborhood (a great list of Northwestern’s environmental organizations can be found through the Environmental Studies department website). If these more demanding options are a bit of a stretch for you, you’re in the American majority. But if, one step at a time, you commit to living greener this year than last, you’ll invest in a safer and healthier future. Hannah Dion-Kirschner is a junior in Weinberg and Bienen. She can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to The views expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views of all staff members of The Daily Northwestern.

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the quarter system is very fast paced, and it can be challenging.” Efforts to edit the academic calendar were also prompted by concerns about the difficulty for students to find internships and jobs and in competing with students from schools with a semester calendar, neurology Prof. Indira Raman, who chaired last year’s faculty task force, wrote in an email to The Daily. “The (Faculty Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience) tried to think of changes that would preserve the good parts of the calendar … while addressing the problems,” Raman wrote. “The idea that addressed the points identified as problems was the 10-5-5-10 option, but many faculty members were not enthusiastic about this proposal.” Faculty Senate collaborated with multiple organizations, including Counselling and Psychological Services and Associated Student Government, when determining new proposals for the academic calendar. Ashley Wood, vice president for academics for ASG, said her priority was to make workloads more manageable while still maintaining the benefits of the quarter system. Many students still see advantages to the quarter system because of the opportunities to take more classes. “One of the greatest benefits of Northwestern’s quarter system is the flexibility to be able to pursue something different or take some time to (try something new),” Wood said. “It’s just important not to increase the workload that students have.”

addressing domestic and sexual assault, said this bill is a step forward in spreading assault awareness. With more than 88,000 salon professionals in the state of Illinois, Paskvan said the training course can help salon workers provide their clients — many of whom they forge a lasting relationship with — resources and educated support if they are experiencing assault. “There is a relationship that is built up over time,” Paskvan said. “It is a group of people that are literally grooming you. They want you to look good and sometimes they become involved in their clients’ personal lives.” The ultimate goal, Paskvan said, is not necessarily intervention, but fostering a safe space for conversation at salons. She said giving

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on building a unified platform to address concerns across the ward, with interest shown toward ensuring the availability of affordable housing and effective community policing.

We have a need for additional opportunities for affordable housing for seniors.

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“There is such diversity in the types of demographics and their concerns, but they all live together, so you want to develop a platform that … addresses everyone,” Murray said. The ward’s current alderman, Delores Holmes,


From page 1 Mike Cavalier (Communication ’06), a director of the campaign, said it aims to give voice to everyone who wants to improve the undergraduate film experience, while also letting students know they are not alone in resisting the new system. “(Current) students can’t speak as freely as we can because they’re still in the midst of it,” the RTVF alumnus said. “The thought was that a lot of students wanted to push back hard, but the problem is you can’t push back and also be asking … for MAGs.” Manning said that there was will not be running for re-election this term. She has served as the ward’s alderman since 2005 but said she feels her time in Evanston politics is coming to an end. “I think 12 years is enough,” Holmes said. Holmes said she does plan to keep following Evanston politics even after her retirement and is looking forward to hearing the ideas and policies set forward by the five candidates who are running for the position. Since the campaign is still in the early stages, Holmes said she has not yet made up her mind on who she will support. The longtime Fifth Ward resident said she will endorse a candidate after a forum on Thursday, Jan. 19. “I don’t want to persuade anyone with my ideas,” she said. “I want to hear what they’re saying. I’ve been an alderman for the last 12 years, and I’m pretty familiar with the ward and its needs. So I’m waiting to hear from them and see something in writing.” The primary for Fifth Ward alderman will be held on Feb. 28.

hairdressers proper information about hotlines and other available resources is critical. Not all hairdressers are content with the latest law, however. Analie Papageorge, owner of Steven Papageorge Salon, 1721 Sherman Ave., doesn’t believe the law is practical. Papageorge said she does believe the law has good intentions and understands its benefits in certain instances when close relationships are made between a beautician and their client. But besides those instances, Papageorge said she doesn’t understand why hairdressers in particular are required to undergo the training. “It is the right thing to do regardless if you have someone who was in that type of situation,” she said. “However, I don’t feel with the relationships we have today it will be practiced.” Papageorge said she recognizes the importance and relevance of sexual assault training for

her salon, which is situated only a block from Northwestern’s campus. Northwestern students provide a large client base to Papageorge’s salon, she said, and could see how Steven Papageorge hairdressers could employ the training to help students that might have experienced assault or sexual violence. For Paskvan, she said she hopes other workplaces will institute a similar educational program in the coming years. While there is still more work to be done throughout industries, Paskvan said she is still happy that there will be thousands of workers who will receive this education. “If you have 88,000 people taking this course, that is 88,000 people that have the ability to share a little information with their family, friends, and clients,” Paskvan said.

miscommunication when department officials explained how the new system would be run. Officials were not fully transparent with some of its fundamental processes, like who would give out the grants, Manning said. “In the fall, I asked Dave (Tolchinsky) what the mission statement of MAG was, and he couldn’t give it to me,” Manning said. The Media Arts Grants committee comprises four faculty and three student members, whose identities are unknown to the applicants and the RTVF community. The lack of transparency in who gives out the grants prohibited students from knowing whether the committee set the standard for diversity that filmmaking groups do on campus,

and if they select the recipients based on a set of guidelines they must follow, said Manning, who also co-chairs Studio 22, a student filmmaking group. Manning said the campaign started with “high-emotion, high-intensity anger” over funding in student groups that hold an important part in the Northwestern experience, but it has now developed into a widespread advocacy effort. “We would not be doing this if, in fact, the majority of the students that we talked to weren’t unhappy with the MAG system,” Cavalier said.

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To come in here and to play in this kind of environment, and to come back from the deficit that we had, I thought it showed a lot of toughness. — Chris Collins, coach


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Northwestern edges Nebraska, snaps two-game losing skid By BEN POPE

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Dererk Pardon is quickly making a second home at Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena. After erupting for 28 points and 12 rebounds in his first career visit last year, the sophomore center added 13 points and five rebounds Sunday and provided a much-needed post presence inside. Pardon’s efforts allowed the Wildcats (13-4, 2-2) to recover from a late first-half meltdown and, in a refreshing reversal from their typical lategame struggles, overcome a 7-point second-half deficit in a 74-66 win over Nebraska (9-7, 3-1). “To come in here and to play in this kind of environment, and to come back from the deficit that we had, I thought it showed a lot of toughness, and that’s something we’re trying to build in our team,” Collins said. Four players scored in double-digits for NU, including junior guard Scottie Lindsey, who posted a gamehigh 19 points. Sophomore forward Vic Law added 15 and was deadly from deep, making 5-of-6 attempts from 3-point range to provide timely

momentum swings in the Cats’ favor. NU started slowly in the contest but seemed to be cruising into halftime with a comfortable lead before things suddenly went south. A buzzer-beating, pull-up 3 by guard Tai Webster, who led Nebraska with 17 points on the day, culminated a 14-0 run that electrified a sold-out crowd of 15,053 and put the hosts up 37-33 at the break. “We knew they were getting a lot of loose balls,” Pardon said. “They were out-toughing us basically, and coach challenged us to play tougher.” The Cats responded favorably to the challenge, and the pace of the second half mirrored the first 18 minutes of the first period. NU steadily chipped away at the Cornhuskers’ lead, eventually tying the game at 50 with 11:51 left. Lindsey and Law then drained back-to-back 3-pointers to give the visitors a lead they never relinquished. Webster tried to jumpstart a late Nebraska run, but a Bryant McIntosh bucket and two high-pressure free throws by freshman guard Isiah Brown guaranteed NU’s multi-possession lead to the final whistle. “I thought our poise was good down the stretch,” Collins said. “We made free throws (and) we didn’t turn

the ball over.” That’s a stark difference from the last time out: a 70-66 home loss to Minnesota in which the Cats shot just 29 percent in a second-half offensive collapse. Not only was NU able to close out Sunday’s game more efficiently, but it was also able to use the half-court offense — often a weakness of the transition-oriented Cats — to make up for scoring only two fastbreak points. “We got perimeter-oriented so we wanted to throw the ball (inside to Pardon),” McIntosh, a junior guard, said. “I thought he did a great job. He got two big buckets in the post for us.” Nebraska had been one of the Big Ten’s biggest surprises, upsetting Indiana and Maryland to open Big Ten play 3-0 after an underwhelming non-conference campaign. If the Cornhuskers’ ascension continues, this victory could become a statement win for NU. “They were the hottest team in our league,” Collins said. “For us to be able to come in here and steal one on the road was huge for our team and our program.” Jacob Morgan/The Daily Northwestern



Maryland blows past Wildcats Cats surge in second Northwestern


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The opening two minutes of Saturday’s game at Maryland didn’t go well for Northwestern. The Wildcats turned the ball over on each of their first three possessions, and the Terrapins answered with a bucket each time. Before ever attempting a field goal, NU trailed 6-0. Unfortunately for the Cats, the remaining 38 minutes didn’t go much better. Senior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 points, leading five Maryland players in double figures as the No. 3 Terrapins (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) routed NU (13-4, 2-2) 96-65 Saturday in College Park. “I think we’re a much better team than we showed,” coach Joe McKeown said. “We just didn’t do a good job defensively of staying in front of them and that was the difference.” Senior forward Nia Coffey followed a slow start with a dominant second half, scoring 17 of her gamehigh 22 points after the break before fouling out early in the fourth quarter. She did, however, eclipse 2,000 points with a free throw in the second quarter, becoming just the fifth Big Ten player to accumulate 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Senior guard Christen Inman added 17 for the Cats, but no other NU player scored more than 7 points. NU was outclassed nearly across the board. The Terrapins won the rebounding battle handily, forced more turnovers and crushed the Cats in second-chance points. NU never led, and the game’s lone tie came in the opening 22 seconds. “We’re going to have to figure out a way, if we play them again, to attack them offensively,” McKeown said. “They got us to play east-west


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instead of north-south, especially in the first half.” In some ways, the result was expected. Maryland is a trendy Final Four pick and came close to knocking off No. 1 Connecticut a week ago. The Terrapins entered Saturday 5-0 against NU since they joined the Big Ten in 2014. Maryland’s offense, which averages more than 90 points per game and is the third best in the country, fired on all cylinders against the Cats. The hosts shot better than 48 percent from the floor and were an effective 10-of-24 from 3-point range. “They shot the ball really well in the first half and … on offensive rebounds,” McKeown said. “They just

have so many weapons.” Still, the lopsided result was a bit disconcerting for NU. Coach Joe McKeown and players spoke this week of their excitement for the looming matchup. But on Saturday, the Cats offered little resistance to Maryland’s welloiled machine. Instead of giving the Terrapins a tough test, NU was thoroughly thrashed. The contest closed a grueling twogame stretch in which the Cats faced No. 11 Ohio State and the Terrapins. NU’s schedule eases next week, beginning with a trip to Minnesota on Wednesday. That has McKeown thinking positively. “It’s early in the Big Ten,” he said. “I feel like we get back and focus on Minnesota and just really focus more on us. I really like our team and that’ll show.”

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Nia Coffey drives through the paint. The senior made conference history in the loss.

after losing early lead By MAX SCHUMAN

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Holding a 33-23 lead with 2:37 remaining in the first half, Northwestern looked poised to run away from Nebraska and snap a twogame losing streak Sunday. Instead, the Cornhuskers (9-7, 3-1 Big Ten) caught fire to spoil a good half ’s work by the Wildcats (13-4, 2-2). Nebraska guard Tai Webster, who scored 8 points in an end-of-half 14-0 run by the hosts, drained a long pull-up 3 at the buzzer to bring the home crowd to its feet at the end of the first. “We felt we were in control of the game, we were playing really well,” coach Chris Collins said. “And then it kind of just hit us, like a buzzsaw.” The Cornhuskers’ run to close the first half seemed like the harbinger of another disappointing defeat for NU; instead, the Cats responded and earned a stabilizing 74-66 victory on the road. Although the team faced a 37-33 deficit at the break, NU’s offense hummed for the majority of the first half. The Cats shot 52 percent from the field and hit 6-of14 attempts from 3 in the period, playing efficiently enough on that end to earn a halftime lead on most days. Sunday wasn’t one of those days, but NU stayed the course and ultimately found similar success in the second half. The Cats connected on half of their field goals and 3s after the break while clamping down on the defensive end, holding the Cornhuskers to a 37.5 percent clip

from the field. NU also solved the 1-3-1 zone that Nebraska rolled out in its first period run, with junior guard Scottie Lindsey putting up 15 of his 19 points in the second half to help blow open the Cornhuskers’ defense. The visitors took a 53-50 lead with 11:01 remaining and never relinquished it, as the Cats closed out the game with relative ease in the final moments.

We know we have good players, we know we have a good team ... In this league, you’ve got to be incredibly tough to win. Chris Collins, coach

Mired in a two-game losing streak ahead of the trip to Lincoln, NU ended both of those losses icecold on the offensive end, shooting just 30 percent from the field combined in the second halves of the games. With that recent form in mind, Sunday’s second-half surge was an encouraging sign for a Cats team looking to shake a reputation for folding late in games. “We know we have good players, we know we have a good team,” Collins said. “In this league, you’ve got to be incredibly tough to win.”

The Daily Northwestern – January 9, 2017  
The Daily Northwestern – January 9, 2017