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Student Enterprise Systems plans complete redesign of CAESAR site

‘Lemonade’ loss shows institutional bias

NU joins amicus brief on order

City chooses equity staffer

Rev. Dr. Patricia Efiom tapped for first-time position


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Northwestern, along with 16 other American universities, signed an amicus curiae brief filed Monday supporting a lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The order, signed Jan. 27, barred citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States for 90 days — a timeline that could be extended with another motion — and blocks refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. It prevents Syrian refugees from entering indefinitely. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York following similar lawsuits filed by Massachusetts, Washington and the American Civil Liberties Union. Enforcement of the order is currently suspended following a ruling by a federal judge in Washington state on Feb. 3. The brief, signed by Northwestern, said the executive order inhibits the 17 institutions’ ability to fulfill their missions of international learning, barring many of their students, scholars and faculty from being on their campuses. The other amici also included Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Duke University, Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and all schools in the Ivy League. The brief argued for the institutions’ need for international students and faculty, many of whom were affected by the executive order. Though all of the signatory institutions are located in the United States, the executive order severely impacts their ability to continue research and attend academic meetings, according to the brief. Citizens of all seven countries named in the order are represented among the universities, according to the brief. “The Executive Order at issue here threatens amici’s continuing ability to attract these individuals and thus to meet their goals of educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world,” the brief said. The brief also said the executive order caused undue harm to many of their students, faculty and scholars, preventing them from returning home and tending to personal obligations. Phil Harris, the University’s vice president and general counsel, said in a news release that » See AMICUS, page 6

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life on campus by citing both the recent allegations and wider, institutional problems across the nation with fraternities. “Fraternities may be seen as safe places to drink, but the recent allegations as well as the history of problems Greek life has faced around the country contradicts that,” Gernon said. As students discussed the culture of sexual assault associated with Greek life, Weinberg sophomore Edmund Bannister — who opened for the opposition — said that as a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, he has been to three sexual assault seminars in the last quarter.

Before moving to Evanston seven years ago, Rev. Dr. Patricia Efiom raised her children in Bloomington, Indiana, where she said they were often the only children of color in their grade. “Our children had to exist in that community,” she said. “I quickly learned the way to go about it was not to get angry but rather to educate myself and educate the people around you.” When she moved to Evanston, Efiom said she felt it was a “natural outcome” to work in the community on issues of equity. Efiom was appointed Monday to be Evanston’s equity and empowerment coordinator, a new position focusing on equity in the city. Since moving to the city, Efiom has been involved with her church, Ebenezer AME, and Evanston Own It, a coalition of various church clergy and city officials dedicated to fostering a sense of community in Evanston. She was also a project director of the Garrett-Evanston CDF

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Students participate in a debate hosted by Political Union on whether Greek life should continue. Attendees voted by a slim margin to hypothetically remove fraternities and sororities from campus.

Students weigh Greek life merits Debate focuses on whether NU should ban fraternities, sororities By KRISTINE LIAO

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Attendees at a Political Union event Monday debated whether or not to ban Greek life on campus, resulting in slightly more students favoring to hypothetically kick fraternities and sororities off campus. Weinberg senior Sabrina Williams, Political Union copresident, said the group reached out to all sororities and fraternities on campus asking for participants in the debate. About 40 students attended the event at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, after which attendees

voted on a resolution to ban Greek life — with 18 students in favor, 15 students against and eight abstaining. The debate follows a University announcement Feb. 6 notifying students that NU had received a report alleging four women were possibly given date rape drugs during an event hosted by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Jan. 21. The report alleges that two of the female students believe they were sexually assaulted. University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily that the report was anonymous at the time the safety alert was emailed to students. Chief of Police Bruce Lewis said the University also received

an anonymous report Feb. 3 alleging that another female student was sexually assaulted — potentially with the use of a date rape drug — after attending an event at a second, unnamed fraternity the previous night. Though the debate was not specifically a response to the recent sexual assault and drugging allegations, the reports made the discussion more topical and resulted in turnout about twice as high as usual, said moderator Aaron Gordon, a Weinberg senior. Medill junior David Gernon, president of Political Union, gave the opening statement for the affirmative and argued against the presence of Greek

Violent crime decreases by 7.2 percent in city

Crime statistics from police show 141 fewer incidents in 2016 than previous year By KRISTINA KARISCH

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Violent crime has decreased by 7.2 percent in the past year, an Evanston police official reported at a City Council meeting on Monday. This decrease in crime translates to 141 fewer incidents of crime in 2016 than the previous year, Evanston Police deputy chief James Pickett said. He said the most notable subcategory was thefts, which decreased by 11.9 percent between 2015 and 2016. The city releases crime statistics on a yearly basis and classifies crimes into two categories. The crimes

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mentioned in the report are classified as “part one” and include property and violent offenses such as homicide, arson and theft, that are reported to the Illinois state police and then to the FBI.

“These occur with regular frequency and are likely to come to our attention,” Pickett said. Part two offenses are deemed less serious, and include offenses such as

Violent crimes in 2015


vandalism and disorderly conduct. The three categories with the highest percentage decreases in offenses are homicides — down from three to two in the







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last year — as well as thefts, which decreased by 11.9 percent, and robberies, which decreased by 25.5 percent. “The only number that’s

3 Murder





62 Burglary


300 Theft


6 Arson


2 Murder

38 Robbery

84 Assault

73 Burglary



10 Arson

Source: Evanston Police Department

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AROUND TOWN Evanston, Skokie near resolution on water deal

Officials aim to reach renewed agreement on deal by end of month, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz says By BILLY KOBIN

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Officials from Evanston and Skokie are aiming to reach a renewed agreement on a water deal by the end of February, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz told aldermen Monday evening. The existing deal between Evanston and Skokie began in 1997 and expires at the end of this month. Bobkiewicz said discussions will continue in the next few weeks, and he hopes to present an agreement with Skokie at the City Council meeting on Feb. 27. Bobkiewicz said while officials from Evanston and Skokie have had “cordial” talks and agree on wanting to reach a deal on a 10-month contract extension by the end of the month, officials have not yet agreed on the adjusted rate at which water will be charged. “There is clearly a difference of opinion over the value of Evanston water,” Bobkiewicz said. Currently, Skokie’s water rate includes costs for water treatment and a low percentage of the cost of distribution of water to the Evanston border at three locations: Oakton Street, Emerson Street and Gross Pointe Road, according to council documents. Skokie receives the water without repumping it into its distribution system. “It’s my hope that we come to a collegial

Police Blotter Hubcap stolen from Jewel-Osco parking lot A Chicago resident reported a hubcap missing from her car in the Jewel-Osco parking lot in southwest Evanston, police said.

agreement, but the bottom line is the residents and ratepayers of Evanston need to be properly compensated not only for the treatment of water but for the delivery of water to the village of Skokie,” Bobkiewicz said. Evanston also currently sells water to several municipalities that are part of the Northwest Water Commission. Aldermen approved a 40-year water supply agreement with Niles and Morton Grove during Monday’s City Council meeting. Due to the negotiations with Niles and Morton Grove, talks with Skokie officials over renewing the water supply deal moved slowly, Bobkiewicz said. He added that officials hope to reach an eventual long-term agreement at the expiration of the proposed 10-month agreement. Bobkiewicz said talks with the village of Lincolnwood, Ill., which has a water contract with Chicago expiring at the end of 2019, are continuing and that he hopes to have an update in March. Evanston staff have provided Lincolnwood with a proposed rate and would provide water to Lincolnwood through a delivery point at Oakton Street and McCormick Boulevard, Bobkiewicz said. Lincolnwood would then build its own pipe for connection to the delivery point. Skokie currently pays $1.06 per 1,000 gallons of water at the wholesale rate. Chicago charges $3.81 per 1,000 gallons per water. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said she agrees The 63-year-old woman parked her car in the grocery store’s parking lot, 2485 Howard St., at 6 p.m. on Sunday and returned at 7:15 p.m., when she noticed that the front passenger side hubcap had been stolen from her 2016 Fiat, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

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The Evanston Water Plant, 555 Lincoln St., is at the center of the city’s water system. The city is currently in talks with Skokie to reach a renewed agreement on a water deal.

with Bobkiewicz that the issue around the value of Evanston’s water and the rate to charge Skokie is an “equity” issue. Tisdahl said she still hopes an agreement can be reached.

“I have no intention of turning off the spigot to Skokie,” Tisdahl said.

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that his daughter’s phone had been stolen by one of her friends on Feb. 3 at the restaurant, Dugan said. Dugan said the daughter noticed someone holding her phone in a Snapchat video posted by one of her friends. The phone is valued at $850, he said.

A female Evanston resident reported her iPhone 7 had been stolen at the Noodles & Company in downtown Evanston, police said. The 13-year-old was at the restaurant, 930 Church St., with her father. The father, 58, reported

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ON CAMPUS Total redesign planned for CAESAR By JONAH DYLAN

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Northwestern Student Enterprise Systems, which is responsible for managing CAESAR, is currently in the process of planning a redesign of the website, said SES director Ann Dronen. Dronen said the project is part of a standard update and will take into account feedback from surveys conducted among students. Changes include improving compatibility with mobile devices and general usability, Dronen said. The updated version will launch this coming fall. “Just as we have to update Microsoft Office, we have to update our product, and with that come some improvements,” Dronen said. Dronen said the changes are based on a survey SES had sent out in January to a sample of 10 percent of students, including graduate and undergraduate, asking what changes they would like to see in a redesigned CAESAR. She said SES also plans on organizing focus groups with students to further determine ways to improve usability. The groups will likely

Tennis champion Billie Jean King to speak at June commencement

Champion tennis player and equality advocate Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at the June commencement for the class of 2017, the University announced Monday. King, an alumna of California State University, Los Angeles, has worked to advocate for LGBTQ rights and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest civilian honor in the United States — in

begin meeting in Spring Quarter, she said. Responses from Associated Student Government’s annual student survey were also included in planning for the new interface. McCormick senior Aniket Lila — member of ASG’s Budget Analytics Committee, which focused on CAESAR — said he met with SES earlier this quarter to present the findings of ASG’s annual survey that specifically pertained to issues students had with the website. The new CAESAR will address common complaints such as difficulty finding classes and navigating among pages in the site, Lila said. “The registrar knew that they had a problem with CAESAR because everyone complains about it,” he said. “With our responses and our data, I think they now have a clearer picture that this is a big problem they’re facing, so they just got confirmation that what they were doing is right and that they need to really push it forward.” Lila said he also expected the new CAESAR to be available for the incoming freshman class to use when selecting their classes Fall Quarter. ASG vice president for analytics Edward Huddart said the shift from course management system Blackboard to Canvas

demonstrates the positive impact of improving student interfaces. “That happened over the last year and a half and was very successful,” the Weinberg senior said. “Everyone loves Canvas, and a lot of the problems Blackboard had previously are similar to the ones CAESAR has in terms of being outdated.” Because many students find CAESAR to be difficult to use, students have turned to programs like Brutus, which was created by students in the Knight Lab as an alternative to CAESAR and allows students to view their class calendar. Ideally, Huddart said, students should not have to look to third-party software if they need help visualizing their class schedule. Though it is still unclear what the specific changes to CAESAR will be, Lila said there will be a complete redesig n. “Just navigating through CAESAR is a very big problem,” he said. “So the whole user interface will be more intuitive.”

2009, according to a news release. She was also ranked the top female tennis player in the world in 1968, having recently won the U.S. Open singles tournament and the Australian Open. In 1973, King founded the Women’s Tennis Association, demanding equal pay for female athletes. The same year, she defeated Bobby Riggs, the 1939 Wimbledon champion, during “Battle of the Sexes,” representing a watershed moment in women’s sports. King continued to advocate for women’s representation and LGBTQ rights in professional sports. She is a founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and the Women’s Sports Foundation and sits as a

founding board member for Elton John AIDS Foundation. “We honor what she calls ‘all the off-thecourt stuff ’ — what she did to broaden the reach of the game, to change how women athletes and women everywhere view themselves, and to give everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation — including my two daughters — a chance to compete both on the court and in life,” said former President Barack Obama while presenting her the Medal of Freedom. Commencement is planned for June 16 at Ryan Field.

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‘Lemonade’ loss at Grammys shows institutional bias ALEX SCHWARTZ


Most listeners of popular music wanted Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” to win Album of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday night. Apparently, so did Adele — even though she ended up winning the award herself. People thought this would be Beyoncé’s year to take home the nation’s most coveted music award. Instead, Grammy viewers observed yet another example of the racial bias that influences American award shows. There is little debate that “Lemonade” was deserving of Album of the Year: It ranked higher than Adele’s “25” on U.S. sales charts, had a 92 out of 100 on Metacritic and was released following the debut of an incomparable visual album. While the Grammys have not been as heavily criticized as the Oscars for snubbing artists of color, not giving “Lemonade” the title it deserved points to the same institutional

racism we’ve seen from other award shows. It has been almost 10 years since a black artist won Album of the Year and 18 years since a black woman has won the award. Since the Album of the Year award was first given out in 1959, it has been handed to only 10 black artists. But more problematic is the fact that the Album of the Year is rarely given to black artists who produce music that makes a statement. Mainstream award shows seem reluctant to highlight black artists unless they are far less controversial. Much of the past decades’ winners, from Taylor Swift to Mumford and Sons, largely speak to the experience of those same white people who dominate the popular musical industry. In contrast, “Lemonade” is an unwavering statement of Beyonce’s resilience and marital strife, and does not seek to be primarily palatable to white audiences. This is exactly the type of music that we should be elevating to the acclaim of Grammy-winning artistry instead of pushing it to the side. Instead of acknowledging that music is derived from an array of narratives,

the music industry consistently recognizes whiteness as the default narrative and marginalizes other narratives that it does not see as universal. Because I am white, I do not intend to speak for the black experience, nor will I attempt to define what it is. I intend to argue only that it has been largely unrecognized by the white-dominated music industry as a whole. Much of the music we enjoy, from jazz to rap, was originated by people of color and often appropriated by mainstream white artists, at times to the point of blatant plagiarism. The industry must be held accountable when it refuses to recognize where this music originated. One good thing to come out of this year’s Album of the Year award was Adele’s pseudoacceptance speech where she said she felt that Beyoncé deserved the award more than she did. “I felt like it was her time to win,” Adele said in an interview after the ceremony. “What the f— does she have to do to win Album of the Year? That’s how I feel.”

The fact that Adele used her own acceptance speech to explain why someone else deserved the award reveals both the artistry of “Lemonade” and the Grammys’ bias. Either the Grammys are out of touch with major critics and the public, or it shies away from selecting a black woman with a forceful, political album to win its highest honor. Regardless, the Grammys must recognize its biases and start rightfully recognizing the work of marginalized artists. Though it was admirable of Adele to use her moment in the spotlight to highlight “Lemonade” and Beyoncé’s influence, Beyoncé doesn’t just deserve half of a Grammy. She, and artists of color everywhere, deserve an award of their own.

Alex Schwartz is a Medill freshman. He can be contacted at If you would like to respond publicly to this op-ed, 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.

Restricting controversial speakers will further divide us KENT STEINBERG


At Northwestern and many other American universities, the concept of debate is distorted. Our universities were founded with a specific purpose: to educate students to be active and informed individuals in our society. Aristotle said, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” His ideas served as the foundation for Western pedagogical practice. But somewhere along the way, our nation’s preeminent colleges have forgotten that ideas are meant to be debated and that opposition is an invitation for intellectual discussion. A few weeks ago, students at University of California, Berkeley prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at an event by


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Like everyone in the Northwestern community, I was stunned and appalled to receive Chief of Police Bruce Lewis’s security alert informing us that four students attending a Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat party were possibly given a date rape drug, and that two may have been sexually assaulted. Lewis cited a second anonymous report that another student

breaking windows, lighting fires and, in the process, damaging the principle of free speech. These violent and disorderly acts were justified by Alex Schwartz in his column, where he claimed Yiannopoulos’ speech constituted hate speech and therefore this gave the demonstrators the right to suppress it. This is a dangerous line of thinking. In blindly refusing and disparaging alternative opinions, protesters in fact acted to further polarize our increasingly fragmented society along political lines. When the protests became violent, Yiannopoulos hadn’t said anything warranting violence on Berkeley’s campus. Students decided he should not speak, assuming his words would assuredly be hateful based on Yiannopoulos’ prior controversies and political leanings. The problem with suppressing hate speech is that different people can interpret different

things as hate. Hate is based on highly subjective terms. If I’m a Christian fundamentalist, then the views of a pro-choice advocate might be considered hateful from my perspective. But if I’m a pro-choice advocate, then the anti-abortion views of a Christian fundamentalist could be considered hateful. While it’s alright to have these individualized views on what you deem hateful, suppressing the other side from speaking doesn’t actually prevent hate, but rather allows it to fester in isolated, politicized spheres. Suppressing the other side’s speech gives credence to the other side suppressing yours in return. If a liberal student majority at a California school refuses to let someone speak due to his hateful rhetoric, why should a conservative institution not feel justified in doing the same? And in the end, the suppression of the other side’s “radical” beliefs doesn’t result in any productive conversation or real

progress. Shutting down Yiannopoulos before he can speak might only further polarize our political atmosphere in a time where we already are faced with extreme partisanship. And while conservatives are often guilty of the same suppression, it should be the intent of our higher-level institutions to rise above the fray and set an example. Our universities should prepare us to create a future that is far less fractious and politicized, where we can learn how to reach compromise even when faced with extremely contentious ideas.

may have been drugged and raped at another unnamed frat. What I didn’t learn until I read the Chicago Tribune story on the allegations — because the original Daily Northwestern story did not make this explicit initially — is that the first set of allegations were also made anonymously. “It’s not clear how the person who reported the alleged incidents knew of them,” the Tribune reports. Nor did the University know the identities of these four women at the time of Monday’s safety alert. Nevertheless, the university community has leaped to action, with Associated Student Government calling for immediately suspending SAE and other frats.

Task forces are being created, social events are being suspended, there are calls to rewrite various constitutions and policies. If we’ve learned anything from the unraveling of Rolling Stone’s now-retracted story about an alleged rape and cover-up at a University of Virginia frat a couple of years ago, it’s that we need to slow down the rush to judgment until we’re in possession of sufficient verifiable information to form solid conclusions. If we fail to do that, we’re guilty of what the commission that later investigated the Rolling Stone story excoriated as “confirmation bias”— that is, forming conclusions in advance of the facts to justify our biases. In

other words, if we believe that campus culture is a rape culture, then any rape allegation has to be true. And at this point, all we in the NU community know is that anonymous charges are being investigated. We don’t know what actually happened. I certainly hope we get updates as the investigation continues, but leaping to action — especially in the absence of verified (or perhaps even verifiable) complaints — is at best a failure of due process, and at worst vigilantism.

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Evanston school officials talk equity at meeting

District 65 board is in process of creating a new equity policy, Superintendent Paul Goren says


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The Evanston/Skokie School School District 65 board is in the process of creating a new equity policy, Superintendent Paul Goren said at a joint meeting with the Evanston Township High School/District 202 School Board Monday night. Goren and other members of the District 65 board met with the ETHS board to address educational inequities in their districts and highlight the policies and staff training currently in place to combat them. Goren said his district took inspiration from District 202 in creating a racial and educational equity statement. The ETHS board created their equity statement in 2011, which emphasizes eliminating the “racial predictability” of achievement as well as institutional policies and beliefs that perpetuate racial disparities in achievement. District 65 is looking at developing an assessment tool to look at all decision making across the district through a “lens of equity,” Goren said. District 65 also has plans that by 2019, all staff members will have gone through “Beyond Diversity” training, which emphasizes the ideals of anti-oppression and compassion, he said. “We’re actively involved, we’re learning a lot as we go along,” he said. “We’re engaging and really building what we see as a movement.”

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ETHS Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said the high school has learned a lot by looking at other districts and the challenges they have faced concerning equity. He said District 202 would look to potentially put together a written study of similar lessons learned about equity. Witherspoon said it was not enough to just look at “data points” or quantifiable measures of equity, but instead work on creating an equitable culture in a broader sense. The goal is to ultimately create an environment where honest conversations can take place, he said, and important questions must be a part of that conversation. “Is there a sense of belonging?” Witherspoon said. “Is (there) this idea that effort matters? (Do) students start to believe that intelligence isn’t fixed, it’s malleable?” Also at the meeting was a group of ETHS students from Students Organized Against Racism, a student-led club whose stated goal is to create a space to talk about race and racism thoughtfully. Corey Winchester (SESP ‘10), who teaches history and social studies at ETHS and is the faculty sponsor of SOAR, urged District 65 schools to “hop on board” and collaborate with students to promote equity from a younger age. Winchester said he thinks SOAR exemplifies a saying from co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Alicia Garza that “change happens in a leaderful way.” There have been SOAR members that have spearheading rallies and that have won awards for their contributions, he said. graduate student in history photographed it and posted the photo on Twitter, adding the question: “Hate speech or free speech?” UT spokesman J.B. Bird said university staff members discovered signs on the outside of the Student Activity Center, the College of Liberal Arts and the Sanchez Building containing political messages aimed at immigrants, minorities and Muslims. “The signs, some of which were affixed with

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Evanston/Skokie School School District 65 board Superintendent Paul Goren attends a meeting. Goren said the District 65 board is currently creating a new equity policy.

“Those are some of the stated achievements,” Winchester said. “But a lot of the work that SOAR does is not stated, it’s not out there.” Goren said he is pleased to see D65 sending 10 students to attend SOAR’s conference next week, and that he hoped to increase the number

sent in future years. “The voices need to come out at a younger age … Every voice counts, and every voice needs to be and must be heard,” Goren said.

adhesive, are in the process of being removed. They’re very hard to get off,” Bird said. “The university vigorously supports the free speech, but posting signs of any nature on the outside of university buildings is not allowed under campus rules,” he said. “Additionally, as per policy, only students and student organizations are allowed to post signage in approved spaces on campus. The campus is reserved for the use of students, faculty, staff and their invited guests.

Any person coming onto campus damaging or defacing university property is subject to criminal prosecution.” UT President Gregory L. Fenves responded on Twitter: “When some try to divide us, Longhorns stand together. Diversity and inclusion are among our top priorities.”

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From page 1 Freedom Schools Program, a summer program for Evanston elementary school students. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said in a statement Efiom had been a “leader” and “conscience of our community” for years. “She understands the challenges we face in our city, state and nation to provide equitable programs and services to all,” he said. “Her many years of championing these issues in Evanston will only make the city’s efforts moving forward that much stronger.” Efiom said the job seemed like a “natural fit” after years of serving her community. Her most important role will be to listen to residents, she said. “We make far too many assumptions as to what the issues are,” she said. “I want to hear what the community is really feeling, and what


From page 1 any good is zero,” said Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, referring to homicides in the city. “When they give me zero, I’ll be happy.” Burglaries and motor vehicle thefts both increased in 2016, by 5.1 percent and 17.7 percent respectively. The motor vehicle theft statistic reflects a growing trend in suburbs, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily. He said he has seen frequent instances of people coming into Evanston from Chicago and finding unsecured vehicles on the streets.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 the community feels that it needs.” The position was created with the 2017 budget, which was passed in November, with the intention of assessing the need for equityrelated policies across the city and coordination among community partners on issues of equity. Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) said she was excited about what the new position could bring to the city. “It will be really important for the city to have someone in that designated job to look and see at everything that we do … is done from an equity lens,” she said. The new position has already gained attention among Evanston residents. Over the weekend, members of the Open Communities’ Evanston Justice Team — which is focused on facilitating diversity efforts in the city — sent a letter to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and candidates for City Council positions asking for them to support the establishment of a These cars may have had open doors, or valet keys or key fobs inside, he said. At Monday’s meeting, Pickett said targeted cars sometimes contained valuable items like cell phones, tablets or purses that had been left in plain view. Dugan told The Daily that all crime statistics are taken by the police department and incorporated into their deployment meetings. “That way we can deploy our resources in the proper area, put our police forces in the right areas to try and combat crimes and trends,” he said.

Evanston Citizens Equity Advisory Board in light of the position’s creation. The advisory committee, if created, would help the coordinator “develop and implement a viable plan” to address equity issues in the city. The letter suggested the city partner with groups such as Organization for Positive Action and Leadership and the Evanston YWCA. “We believe there is a need for this person to receive regular input and direction from stakeholders in the community who have been in the forefront on organizing on equity issues,” the letter said. OPAL president Cicely Fleming, who signed the letter, said the advisory committee would “ensure that the person the city has hired is going to be supported.” Fleming — a candidate for 9th Ward alderman — said her ideal version of the advisory committee would have oversight powers and

hold the coordinator accountable, hopefully bringing more voices into the conversation. “We needed to have a way to make sure that things are explored and implemented correctly,” she said. Efiom said she would support the creation of an advisory committee and that as the coordinator would be to “get out there, to really listen and to hear the community.” As coordinator, Efiom said she would spend the first few months on the job talking to community organizations and holding possible forums with residents. She added she would try to focus equally on the issues of equity and empowerment. “The empowerment piece is making sure groups that are underrepresented historically are empowered as having a place at the table,” she said.


Evenson emphasized that, unlike at other schools, fraternities at NU attempt to maintain good standing with the University. He said this relationship is a “great asset” that allows the University to exercise a positive influence over fraternities. Weinberg sophomore Calvin Anderson, however, said he believes the benefits of Greek life could easily be found elsewhere and that fraternities are not an essential part of student life. “Any defense of Greek life presupposes the existence of Greek life,” he said. “If you’re saying it’s the best way to meet people, I think there will be many more opportunities for that once people aren’t spending so much time with their Greek organization.” Williams, who did not participate in the debate, said the variety of participants made for rich conversation and that she found the debate productive. “We had people who were very happily in Greek life and people who were very critical of it, which made for great conversation,” she said.

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Bannister, who is a Daily columnist, added that the formal structure of the Interfraternity Council spends an “enormous amount of time trying to curtail these actions.” He said banning fraternities will not actually stop parties, alcohol abuse or sexual assault. Rather, students would simply become even less accountable and cause students to hold events outside the University’s control, he said. “The fact is that these are institutions that bring real, substantive meaning to 40 percent of students on this campus,” Bannister said. “They are institutions that are working hard to change the culture that are associated with them.” Weinberg junior Ryan Evenson expressed similar sentiments, saying a ban on Greek life would only push fraternities off campus, leading to unsanctioned behavior that would be more difficult for the University to monitor.

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Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl addresses City Council. Despite a decrease in violent crime, Tisdahl said she would only be pleased if the city’s homicide rate got down to zero.

Northwestern joined the brief because the executive order was against the University’s interests of maintaining a diverse student body and a “strong research effort.” “International students and scholars are critically important to our mission as a global institution,” Harris said in the release. According to University data, 49 students and 22 scholars at NU during the 2016-17 school year are from the seven countries mentioned in Trump’s executive order. Forty-five of the students and all of the scholars are from Iran. Third-year computer science Ph.D. student Neda Rohani, treasurer of the Iranian Students Association, said she appreciated increased action from the University supporting students affected by the order. Rohani, an Iranian citizen studying on an F-1 visa, was initially unsatisfied with the response from the University, saying it did not provide adequate resources and information for students affected by the order. The University has recently been more responsive to inquiries from affected students compared to when the order was first signed, Rohani said, and has provided them legal assistance. Still, she said she is unsure what will happen to the order following the lawsuit. “Right now I think I’m optimistic because of all of the efforts people have done in different communities,” Rohani said, “But let’s see what happens.”

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Northwestern finished its dual season this weekend, splitting a pair of Big Ten road matches to give the team its seventh win of the season and locking up a bottom-three finish in the conference. The Wildcats (7-8, 2-7 Big Ten) began their road journey against Maryland (2-13, 0-8 Big Ten) on Friday, taking down the last-place Terrapins 23-16. The team then had a quick turnaround, traveling to No. 11 Rutgers (124, 6-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, when it fell to the ranked Scarlet Knights in a 28-6 blowout. Despite only coming away with a single team victory this weekend, coach Matt Storniolo took a step forward. After finishing last season with a 2-13 record and going winless

City Council votes to approve downtown Insomnia Cookies

City Council approved Monday a special use permit for Insomnia Cookies to move into a storefront on Sherman Avenue. The special use permit will allow the store to be open until 3 a.m. The city had initially halted on the permit because no other store in the area is open that late, but the cookie business is now set to move into the storefront at 1725 Sherman Ave. According to council documents, the store will feature no seating, and is expecting to do half of its business by delivery. Estimates are that 80-100 deliveries will occur nightly between midnight and 3 a.m. Other stores in the area, such as Blaze Pizza and Starbucks, are open no later than midnight. David Lasus, chief operating officer of Insomnia Cookies, said at a Planning and Development meeting on Jan. 23 that all of




in conference play, Storniolo has experienced a significant uptick in success this year. But for the Cats, these last two duals meant more than just giving the team its second conference win in two seasons. These matches gave NU’s wrestlers a final opportunity to make a statement before the Big Ten Tournament. Entering Friday’s bout, 165-pound sophomore Johnny Sebastian had missed the team’s last two matches and lost two out of the three matches prior to injury. However, Sebastian showed no mercy in his first match back. The sophomore recorded a dominating 16-4 major decision against the chain’s 109 locations close at 3 a.m. or later. “We have a vast clientele that could be business people during the day, families in the afternoon, college students in the evening,” he said. Lasus said he first scouted out Evanston as a possible home for an Insomnia location four years ago, and waited until he found a property on Sherman Avenue to jump on the chance. At the January meeting, Lasus said he would invite the entire city for a free cookie during the week of the store’s opening. The cookie business also utilizes live surveillance of all of its stores, Lasus said. The cameras allow the business to assist local police departments in investigations. “There are many many, many cameras in America but most, if not many, are not monitored,” Lasus said. “We are able to provide the police (with) whatever they need … we take public safety and employee safety to the nth degree.” — Nore Shelly

Maryland’s Patrick Gerish. The New Jersey native then followed suit in his hometown’s state school, pulling out another major decision in a 14-2 win. Sebastian wasn’t the only wrestler with the Big Ten Tournament on his mind. The Cats’ triad of upper-weight wrestlers, junior 184-pounder Mitch Sliga, heavyweight sophomore Conan Jennings and 197-pound senior Jacob Berkowitz, all competed for a higher ranking in March’s conference tournament. The trio’s efforts were met with varying levels of success. After losing his last two duals against

Illinois and Penn State, Jennings failed to get back in the win column. The heavyweight continued to struggle, falling to unranked Terrapin wrestler Youssif Hemida in a 5-2 decision and losing to Rutgers’ heavyweight in a 3-2 tiebreak. Sliga found more success than Jennings, defeating his Maryland opponent by a 10-3 decision, before falling to a ranked Rutgers opponent. Sliga has lost four out of his last five matches, with all four losses coming against ranked wrestlers. Berkowitz, on the other hand, breezed through the weekend, winning both matches and bringing his team-leading win count to 22. The Cats will return to action during the first week of March, when they travel to Bloomington, Indiana for the Big Ten Tournament.

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Unicorn Cafe, 1723 Sherman Ave., may soon be neighbors with an Insomnia Cookies shop. City Council approved a special-use permit for the store, which will be open until 3 a.m.

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We just have to do a better job rebounding the ball. ... Not being able to keep them off the foul line ... was (also) a big difference for us. — Joe McKeown, coach

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Cats face steep road to tournament after 3rd straight loss By COLE PAXTON

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Northwestern finally snapped out of its offensive funk. But it still wasn’t enough to get a win. The Wildcats’ miraculous charge from a 12-point halftime deficit ultimately fell short, as Minnesota guard Carlie Wagner scored 25 points and the Golden Gophers (14-12, 5-8 Big Ten) executed down the stretch to snag a 71-61 win over NU (17-8, 6-6) on Monday in Minneapolis. It was the Cats’ third consecutive loss, and the likely death knell for the NCAA Tournament hopes of an NU team that was in line for a topfour Big Ten finish little more than a week ago. “Hard fought game on the road,” coach Joe McKeown said. “Minnesota played really well down the stretch, made plays. It was a really, really good game.” The Cats wasted a sensational effort from Minneapolis native Nia Coffey, who led all scorers with 33 points and added nine rebounds. The senior forward was a perfect 12-of12 at the free throw line and piloted

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Cats find late spark in Kunaiyi-Akpanah Sophomore forward steadies Cats during third-quarter surge By JOE WILKINSON

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Halfway through its road matchup with Minnesota, Northwestern seemed destined for another ugly performance. However, the addition of sophomore forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah to the second half starting lineup turned the game around and gave the Wildcats a fighting chance before falling 71-61. Kunaiyi-Akpanah ultimately finished with eight rebounds and a block, and provided NU with a key interior presence. With the forward on the floor, the Cats limited the Golden Gophers to 8 points as they secured the lead briefly before the hosts ran away with the win in the fourth period. The forward’s impact was felt immediately. Amid a sloppy start, NU struggled to score and rebound against a Minnesota team that excels on the boards. But upon entering, KunaiyiAkpanah helped steady the visitors, grabbing four rebounds in just two minutes of play. She was plus-14 in just over seven minutes of play to start the third quarter. “Pallas came in, rebounded the basketball, changed the lane a little bit for us, that was a big difference in the third quarter,” coach Joe McKeown said. “(Senior forward) Nia (Coffey) was able to get some easier looks where she didn’t have a lot of traffic around her.” The Cats opened the half on a 13-1 run, a surge that helped them

outscore the hosts 26-12 in the third period. Beyond the rebounds, KunaiyiAkpanah drew just one whistle in the period and avoided foul trouble, which plagued her last season. The sophomore has only played limited minutes throughout much of the year and didn’t make an appearance in the first half. Senior Allie Tuttle started the game and freshman Abi Scheid played the majority of the minutes at center in the first half for NU. Kunaiyi-Akpanah, while a strong defensive center and rebounder, limited NU’s offensive effort outside of Coffey’s 33-point performance. The Minnesota native dominated in her final homecoming, shooting 10-of26 from the field and grabbing ten rebounds while only committing two turnovers. “I just try to bring the same mentality and focus to every game,” Coffey said. “It was awesome that my family was able to be there today.” Coffey ’s contributions were matched by few others, with KunaiyiAkpanah’s impressive rebounding display among the few silver linings in the loss. The sophomore’s four points tied a season-high and were the team’s third most on the night. Kunaiyi-Akpanah hasn’t seen the floor much this year and didn’t play for an entire month of the season after playing in 32 of 35 games last year and starting 20. She has started zero games this year and has averaged only 6.3 minutes per game, compared to over 19 per game last year. But on Monday, the forward proved she still can still make a difference when her number is called. josephwilkinson2019@u.northwestern. edu

NU’s third quarter rampage, but was held quiet in the fourth as Minnesota pulled away. The Golden Gophers held NU scoreless for more than three minutes in the final period and outscored the Cats 25-13 in the final 10 minutes, allowing Minnesota to regain its first half advantage. The closing period was reminiscent of the first half for NU, which scored just 24 points and made only seven field goals before the intermission. The Cats only lead before the break came in the opening minute, and Wagner singlehandedly equaled NU’s 10 first quarter points. “We were just a little more patient offensively, we got better shots. We came out with a lot of fire,” McKeown said. As a result, the Cats’ 13-1 run over the opening four minutes of the second half was unexpected. Coffey keyed it, scoring 14 points in the third quarter alone, and NU took a 2-point lead into the final 10 minutes. That changed in the fourth quarter, however. Coffey struggled and none of her teammates picked up the slack. Ashley Deary scored 11 points, but nobody else entered double

figures. Seniors Christen Inman and Lauren Douglas combined for just 8 points on 4-of-19 shooting, and NU made just two 3-pointers. “ When you don’t let (a bad quarter) impact you negatively, and you respond, because it’s a game of runs … great things will happen,” Minnesota coach Marlene Stollings said. It was only the latest dispiriting performance for NU, which has been unimpressive since an eightday layoff following a victory over Michigan State on Jan. 17. The Cats are just 2-4 since the game against the Spartans with wins over cellardwelling Rutgers and Wisconsin, and losses to Penn State and Minnesota that sit far below NU in the Big Ten standings. If the Cats snap the losing skid — their next opportunity is Thursday at Iowa — McKeown said rebounding and fourth quarter execution must improve from Monday. “We just have to do a better job rebounding the ball,” he said. “Not being able to keep them off the foul line in the fourth quarter was (also) a big difference for us.”


NU dances out to record start

Cats move to program-best 10-0 with win over Wolfpack Northwestern


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Northwestern set another record on Friday, defeating North Carolina State 6-1 to get off to the first 10-0 start in program history. The Wildcats (10-0) travelled to Raleigh where they soundly defeated the Wolfpack (6-3). The 2017 Cats took the record from the 1989 team, which started its season with nine wins. “It ’s a great accomplishment for these guys,” coach Arvid Swan said. “There have been a lot of great teams over the years at Northwestern. They’ve come to play every match and played the right way. It’s a credit to them.” The match began as all the others have this season, with NU winning the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles pairs clinched the point, winning each of their sets 6-3. The No. 2 pairing of senior Strong Kirchheimer and freshman Dominik Starý continued its hot play, notching an eighthstraight win. The doubles win gave the Cats an early lead and momentum heading into singles play. “It’s definitely encouraging to get the doubles point,” sophomore Ben Vandixhorn said. “They also bring a lot of energy to the match which helps us.” In the early singles slate, straightset 6-1, 7-5 wins from Kirchheimer and Starý and a straight-set loss by senior Sam Shropshire put NU ahead 3-1. Senior Konrad Zieba lost his first set at No. 3 singles, but then battled back in the second and rolled in the


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third to get the win and secure the fourth and clinching point for the Cats. Vandixhorn and sophomore Jason Seidman, at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively, played out their singles matches and added two more points to lift NU’s final score to 6-1. For Zieba, the match was his eighth straight singles win since his loss in the season opener. At No. 1 doubles, Zieba and his partner Shropshire are undefeated, lifting Zieba’s overall win streak to 14 dating back to Jan. 15. Kirchheimer’s rise this season has forced Zieba from the No. 1 singles

spot he occupied last year to No. 2 or No. 3 singles, but the senior said the key for him has been a consistent approach. “Approaching every match the same and competing well even when we’re down a break has helped,” Zieba said. “Having a level-headed mentality during each match has been important.” That mentality will be tested when the Cats and their perfect record head to Charlottesville next weekend for the ITA Indoor Championships with 16 of the best teams in the nation. “It’s an exciting start,” Zieba said. “Next weekend we’ll get to play some of the best teams in the country and get to prove ourselves.”

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Konrad Zieba prepares to serve. The senior delivered the clinching point in Northwestern’s historic win over N.C. State.

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