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Off-campus partying disrupts residents By patrick svitek
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you’ve got mail This year, all students must pick up packages at a centralized campus mailroom in FosterWalker Complex. Residential Services said the new system will reduce confusion and lost packages.
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All students living in residence halls and residential colleges will have to pick up packages from Foster-Walker Complex this year, thanks to a Residential Services policy change. Residential Services has updated its package delivery system and replaced it with a centralized mailroom in FosterWalker. Packages addressed to students living on campus were previously directed to mailrooms in nearby dorms. The new system uses electronic tracking. “Packages were being left on the steps.
They weren’t being accounted for,” said Paul Riel, executive director for Residential Services, of the old mailrooms. “So we centralized the package system and put this new electronic system in place, and we think that we’ll be able to have a much more accurate delivery schedule.” Weinberg sophomore Arianna Farmer said the mailroom changes are inconvenient. Farmer lives in the Communications Residential College. Last year, she picked up her packages across the street at 1835 Hinman. “It was easier to go to Hinman,” she said. “If everyone has the same mailroom, things can still get lost.” Riel said he believes the system will become more efficient when students settle into their dorms. Residential Services also opened
“neighborhood desks” at Allison Hall, Foster-Walker and Kemper Hall to provide 24-hour services, including free printing and keys for lockouts. Instead of calling a community assistant, students who are locked out of their rooms must now walk to a 24-hour desk to borrow a key. Riel said the new lockout policy is more convenient than relying on CAs to “run back and forth and unlock these doors all the time.” The desks’ staff members are available to assist students and answer questions, Riel said. Each desk also includes a work station where students living on campus can print up to 100 pages every month. Riel said the free printing services are paid for with advertisements. » See HOUSING, page 7
Every year, Evanston aldermen face the all-too-familiar ritual of handling dozens of residents’ complaints about rambunctious Northwestern students swarming off-campus neighborhoods during Wildcat Welcome. Except this year, some aldermen say their constituents are more concerned than in the past about the size of the groups waking up their families as they look for the next party. “It’s really disappointing to still get complaints with all we have in place to prevent this,” said Ald. Jane Grover (7th), whose ward includes some neighborhoods northwest of the NU campus. Grover cited several examples of well-known efforts to make students “good neighbors,” including NU and city officials going door-to-door to remind them to behave themselves, as well as regular updates on the offcampus email list. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st), whose ward covers the first two blocks west of campus, agreed with Grover’s assessment, saying “there were definitely more” complaints this year than during past Wildcat Welcomes. One such complaint came from Jane Evans, who has lived in an off-campus neighborhood for 26 years. This year, she recalled watching through her window early one morning as three men peed on a tree near her house surrounded by eight to 10 other people. A
few minutes later, a man jumped on her family’s car, leaped down and knocked over a garbage can, she said. “When you have the five days that we had, you feel betrayed,” she said. It remains unclear how many neighbors shared Evans’ frustration. The aldermen and authorities were vague on details, citing residents’ concerns being submitted through different outlets and not always leading to an official record. Evanston and University police said they stepped up their presence in off-campus neighborhoods during Wildcat Welcome but stopped short of describing it as anything out of the ordinary. University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said most complaints deal with new students “walking around and shouting, looking for parties.” “Overall, it’s an annoyance for some of the neighbors,” McAleer said. “Hopefully the students respect the neighbors.” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said city cops were “enhancing attention to the area” and working with UP to address excessive noise, parties and underage drinking. He called the expanded patrol a “common adjustment” during Wildcat Welcome. Although both forces typically send more cops to off-campus neighborhoods during Wildcat Welcome, McAleer said the annual trend “doesn’t make it any less annoying” for yearround residents who are not used to raucous parties on Monday and Tuesday nights. » See OFF CAMPUS, page 7
From ‘Bad’ to ‘Veep,’ NU grads take home Emmys By joseph diebold
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Four Northwestern alumni or former students snagged prizes at television’s most prestigious awards ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles, three top available trophies for actresses. Anna Gunn (Communication ‘90) took home the Emmy award for best supporting actress in a drama series for her work in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” while Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication ‘83) was awarded best actress in a comedy series for her starring role as the title character in HBO’s “Veep.” Stephen Colbert (Communication ‘86) ended Jon Stewart’s 10-year reign as the winner in the best variety series category for his daily Comedy Central political satire, “The Colbert Report,” which also won best writing for a variety series. Laura Linney, who attended NU before transferring to Brown University, won lead actress in a miniseries or movie for her performance in Showtime’s “The Big C:
NU student robbed near civic center
A Northwestern student was robbed of her cell phone Sunday evening near the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, according to a University security
Hereafter.” Colbert, one of the School of Communication’s most visible alumni, last returned to campus in 2011 to give the annual commencement address. “Northwestern’s alumni list is truly impressive,” Colbert said in his address. “This university has graduated best-selling authors, Olympians, presidential candidates, Grammy winners, Peabody winners, Emmy winners, and that’s just me.” Louis-Dreyfus delivered a commencement address of her own in 2007 and also came back to NU last year to speak on a panel with her husband, Brad Hall (Communication ‘80). Gunn, whose run as the wife of a teacher-turned-drug-lord ends Sunday when the show’s finale airs, told The Daily in 2010 that she lived in Jones Residential College as a freshman and was first cast in Walton Jones’ musical “The 1940s Radio Hour.” This year’s Emmys are Colbert’s sixth and seventh. Louis-Dreyfus has now won four, and Gunn’s trophy was her first. email@example.com alert. At about 7 p.m., two or three men approached the student while she was walking in an alley behind her apartment building in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One of the men grabbed the student’s neck from behind
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and told her not to yell, then demanded her iPhone, which she handed over. The student was not hurt, according to the security alert. The men never showed a weapon. The security alert said someone jogging on Ridge Avenue heard the student scream, spotted the men and
alerted authorities. The men were last seen running through yards in the 1200 block of Leon Place, Parrott said. Evanston and University police searched for the men but could not find them. Parrott said the man who took the student’s iPhone was described as
a black man who is 20 to 29 years old and about 5 foot 10 or 5 foot 11 with a heavy build. The incident happened about a half mile from NU’s campus. The civic center is at 2100 Ridge Ave. — Patrick Svitek
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After a two-year process of planning and moving, University Police has officially relocated to new and larger headquarters. The new building, 1201 Davis St., is about 10 times as large as UP’s prior location, 1819 Hinman Ave., Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. The final completion of the building and landscaping is slated for October. The building allots more room to specific office division areas such as a technologically enhanced communications unit, the investigative unit, emergency services, and the community service and residence hall security unit. This location also houses administrative services, patrol operations, a problem-solving team and safety and security systems. McAleer said the new building offers a safer route for officers to take people into custody because its garage is adjacent to the holding area. The original headquarters, which measured three stories, lacked adequate space for storage and training facilities. The locker room accommodations for police officers and staff were also smaller, McAleer said. McAleer said the Evanston Police Department, which works closely with UP, visited the new headquarters and was pleased with the additional space. Evanston residents and members of the Northwestern community can get a glimpse of
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bigger is better University Police finished its relocation earlier this month. UP’s new headquarters, 1201 Davis St., is farther from the Northwestern campus but offers more space.
UP’s headquarters through public tours of the new facility, which should be available sometime next month, McAleer said. The trips will include a walk-through of the updated offices and facilities accompanied by explanations of how police use each one. Despite these advantages, McAleer acknowledged that the new office is farther from campus.
As a result, UP has increased police presence at NU, McAleer said. Still, McAleer said the benefits of the move outweigh the drawbacks. “I don’t think you’ll find anybody who wants to be back on Hinman,” he said.
police. Between 1:45 and 2:30 a.m., the person entered through an unlocked back door and pried open the drawer with the utensil, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The person took
$100 from the restaurant, 1625 Chicago Ave. Parrott said detectives have video of the incident and are investigating.
Police Blotter Police: Burglar used spoon to open restaurant’s register
Someone used a spoon to break into a cash register early Sunday morning at Greek Fire Grill in downtown Evanston, according to
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Wildcat Welcome ends after extended programming By bailey williams
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After integrating several changes to the orientation program for the class of 2017 and transfers, Wildcat Welcome wrapped up Monday. More than 2,000 new freshmen and transfer students headed to Millennium Park on Tuesday for the first ever “Purple Pride” event. Freshmen also attended mandatory mental health and campus safety Essential NU events, increasing the number of ENUs during Wildcat Welcome from three to five from last year. Purple Pride was held at Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion from noon to 6 p.m. New students participated in icebreakers, visited Cloud Gate (otherwise known as “The Bean”), learned the Northwestern fight song and practiced their class dance to One Direction’s “Best Song Ever.” The Office of New Student and Family Programs announced the Chicago trip in April as a replacement for Serving Communities and Promoting Engagement, a freshman service-project day known as SCAPE. The outing to Millennium Park was designed to connect students to Chicago and build a strong sense of community, said Josh McKenzie, director of the first year experience. “Purple Pride was really ... our step forward in making sure we were highlighting what Northwestern actually is in a new and exciting way,” McKenzie said. Overall, McKenzie said, the event was
Schapiro teases A&O Blowout announcement at convocation
University President Morton Schapiro on Monday morning told students they can expect an announcement of the A&O Blowout
successful, but his office is still waiting to get student feedback. Medill freshman Aditi Bhandari, an international student from India, said she appreciated the chance to get to know Chicago. “I was always super excited to see Chicago because it’s a huge city and it’s got awesome opportunities,” she said. “I never realized that we would have an opportunity to see the city so early on. Nothing really prepared me for the enormity of what the Board of Directors had actually planned for us.” The class of 2017 and transfer students traveled to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday for the ENU on mental health. The featured speaker, Jordan Burnham of Active Minds’ Speakers Bureau, shared his story of struggling with depression and a subsequent suicide attempt and urged students to talk about mental illness. “Burnham was able to talk about depression and suicide and mental health with such ease,” said Communication junior Daphna Weinstock, a second-year peer adviser. “He was the purest example of talking openly about mental health.” Wildcat Welcome also revived the campus safety ENU, which was last held in 2009, McKenzie said. Speakers gave presentations on different campus safety resources and a tutorial on SafeRide, NU’s late-night ride service. Select PA groups also are participating in a new program, IGNITE, where PAs will offer additional guidance and meeting times for their advisees throughout the year. The initiative will likely be extended to all students in the future if current performer soon. In front of more than 2,000 new students and peer advisers at the President’s Convocation, Schapiro said he had just finished taping the video reveal of the performer. At last year’s convocation, Schapiro divulged that rapper Nas would headline the annual concert, but A&O had not yet finalized contracts with this year’s musical acts in time for a similar
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purple pride New students sit on The Great Lawn at Millennium Park on the second day of Wildcat Welcome. The event, Purple Pride, was one of several new activities introduced this year.
participants find it beneficial, McKenzie said. This year’s Wildcat Welcome was also longer, lasting eight days compared to 2012’s six-day program. Last year, organizers shortened the programming to avoid conflict with Jewish holidays. The week concluded Monday morning with the President’s Convocation, where University President Morton Schapiro offered advice to new students. Schapiro urged them to be patient in meeting friends or future spouses and finding
a place within the NU community. College is a transition, he emphasized, that will take time to complete. “You have an opportunity ... to recreate yourself with the love and the life of the mind, not only to develop the skills to educate yourself for a lifetime — but more importantly the desire to educate yourself for a lifetime,” Schapiro said.
revelation. “I feel really bad that I couldn’t tell you who the A&O performer is,” Schapiro said Monday. “If I could tell you, I would tell you in a ‘heartbeat’ ... ‘heartbeat.’” Whispering in the audience, many students guessed at what Schapiro’s hint could mean. Three years ago, Schapiro prematurely announced the fall lineup, and last year A&O
brought him on board to assist with the reveal. Schapiro confused students last year when he hinted at the song “Daughters.” Although Nas has a song called “Daughters,” some in the audience were more familiar with John Mayer’s track of the same name.
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A freshman’s take: Wildcat Welcome a nice surprise ANTONIO PETKOV
As Wildcat Welcome has officially drawn to a close, and the new students embark on their journey into the purple after a small eternity, I felt it would be appropriate to share my thoughts regarding the events of the past week. By nature, for better or for worse, I am a skeptic. I don’t really like to get too enthusiastic and always try to take everything with the proverbial grain of sodium chloride. Initially, I was ambivalent about Wildcat Welcome, and as a commuter, the schedule of events seemed even more daunting for me. In retrospect, I had nothing to be worried about, and I loved it. I had a wonderful peer adviser who never neglected an opportunity to help in a difficult situation and an equally wonderful PA group. To be honest, at times the festivities and the noise were trying for an introvert like me. But they never felt cliche, as I was expecting them to be. They were all intended to welcome us to the
Northwestern community and also to acknowledge us on a human and personal level. They let us know that it was acceptable to ask for help, to reach out to others and even to fail. Our advisers all recognized the challenges we will face; they made no secret of that. They also helped to reinforce the idea that it is acceptable not to have a set plan at times, acknowledging its absence as the byproduct of our highly mutable goals and desires. When President Morton Schapiro walked up to the microphone Monday morning, I was expecting the usual convocation speech that many students across the nation had heard before they started school. Follow your dreams, discover your passions, lifelong friends, this is a fantastic place, best four years of your life — that sort of thing. Those things were mentioned, but as I have learned all throughout this week, this really is a different kind of place, and there was much more to it than that. Morty was optimistic, but he was also realistic; his speech was relatable. My favorite part was his reflection on the differences between realities faced by our generation and generations past, including his own. He stated what I had thought about many times before but never heard anyone say. He
apologized for the occasional interference of college admissions and standardized testing in the learning process and alluded to the spirit of intellectual curiosity all of us had in our early school days. I humbly accept his apology because merely gaining admittance was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, and it certainly clashed with my affinity for learning things just for the sake of knowledge. He pointed out that if the desire to learn had diminished within some of us, the next four years were a time to rekindle that. It goes without saying there is a lot of competition here, a lot to do and much to consider. It is also important to help those around us when they are in a time of need and make a difference by supporting one another. But there is something more; we must also to leave ourselves time to introspect and simply think. This last item is largely forgotten when we are inundated with responsibilities, but it is crucial to our development. Morty also warned us that unlike our predecessors, we have not really experienced independence up until this point, and that some of us have been conditioned to expect recognition for achievements which in the past may have been viewed as mediocre.
The final point he made, which really hit home, pertained to the Midwestern values espoused at Northwestern. I have seen evidence of this even before starting here and I hope it continues to be the case. The humility, friendliness and approachability of people here is unlike anything I have ever seen. I have already made some great friends and I consider it a privilege to know them. They are part of the reason I am writing this column. They are dedicated, hardworking and intelligent, but most importantly, they are approachable and willing to help; they have a sense of empathy and understanding which is increasingly difficult to find these days. It is unbelievably satisfying and comforting to encounter such individuals, and their candor and kindness is indicative of the values they represent. It was always hard for me to make friends at school, partly because I preferred my own company, but also because I didn’t feel anyone really understood me. If this past week is any indication, that will no longer be the case. Antonio Petkov is a McCormick freshman. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to email@example.com.
Pro-Clinton Democrats in Obamacare not worth a denial of 2016 election realities government shutdown YONI MULLER
Well, she’s done it again. Hillary Clinton decided to open her mouth in public, and naturally a frenzy ensued. New York Magazine on Sunday published an interview with the former secretary of state and asked her about her potential 2016 bid for the White House. She admitted to wrestling with the idea of running for the presidency and said little more to provide any strong indication that such a bid may happen. And yet, that interview, which should have amounted to nothing more than a tease, was met with unbridled euphoria by Democrats across the nation and a sense of certainty that not only will Clinton run in 2016, but also that she will win in a landslide. Frankly, I think Democrats are making a colossal mistake by putting this much faith in Clinton. If she chooses to run, she may indeed be a formidable candidate (which is not to say infallible — I’m sure many Republicans said the same of Romney). However, such a decision is far from a sure thing, and her absence in the election will leave Democrats poorly positioned. Let’s consider the facts: Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye since her husband was first elected governor of Arkansas in 1979. That’s more than 30 years of intense media scrutiny, which is tiring for anyone, but particularly so for a person who would be 69 by the time of her election. For those keeping score at home, that would make her the second-oldest elected president in American history, right behind another longtime Democratic favorite, Ronald “Ragtag” Reagan. I find it unlikely that someone who has already accomplished so much, who is almost as old as John McCain was during his run — have we forgotten fearing his imminent death? — is gearing up for what she hopes would be eight years of the most stressful job in the world. Despite that, it appears Clinton has already captured the majority
of support within her field. A recent CNN survey asked Democrats and left-leaning independents who they would support in 2016: Clinton came in first place with 65 percent. Second place was septuagenarian Joe Biden with 10 percent. The sad fact of the matter is the list of potential Democratic nominees is incredibly short. After bashing my head for longer than is normal thinking of alternative nominees, I came up with four: Elizabeth Warren, who barely won her own Senate race and is 64; Andrew Cuomo, a rising star with two years of experience as governor of New York; Martin O’Malley, a fair contender if anyone ever heard of him (1,000 points if you know what office he holds); and Julian Castro, a man with so little recognition and experience I remembered him only as “that young guy from San Antonio.” Democrats can continue to boast about the inevitable Democratic victory by their champion Hillary Clinton, scoffing at Republicans who are so 100 years ago. However, if she chooses not to run, or if her responsibility for Benghazi — something many Democrats seem to conveniently overlook — becomes a political liability, the party will be caught with its pants down, ambushed by Republicans such as Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal. The dynamics of this election as they stand should concern any Democrat. The party that likes to see itself as young and progressive has six potential candidates, all of whom are white, and half of whom are old enough to receive Social Security checks that Democrats love so much. Republicans, on the other hand, have one Indian-American and two Hispanic frontrunners, as well as four candidates under 45 in an extremely crowded space. Unless people stop seeing Clinton as their knight in shining armor — undoubtedly preparing for the easiest battle of her life — and start surveying the field for other potential contenders, I think many will be quite shocked come 2016. Yoni Muller is a Weinberg junior. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to email@example.com.
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At the moment, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish political infighting in Washington from the trenches of northern France in World War I — and this next round of the congressional budget wars only ups the ante in this exercise of futility. For those of you who missed the news, House Republicans have — once again — threatened a shutdown of the federal government. Because Congress has been unable to agree on the federal budget, temporary funding bills are required to keep the wheels turning. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed such a bill, with just a minor catch: It strips funding from the Affordable Care Act. Of course, Senate Democrats will shoot the bill down, and then we’re back to playing chicken dangerously close to the railroad tracks once again. A shutdown of the federal government would not be a pretty sight to see. According to the BBC, it “would delay pay for federal workers, including some military members, send nonessential employees home, close national parks and shut passport offices.” Although “programmes like air traffic control, food inspection and the US border agency would keep running,” many of the functions of the federal government that we take for granted would cease to operate. But the logistical nightmare isn’t even the beginning of it. In 2011, the U.S. almost saw such a shutdown that was not only a public embarrassment but also carried serious economic consequences. On Aug. 5 of that year, after months of congressional fighting, Standard & Poor’s lowered the U.S. credit rating for the first time, bringing it down from the top “AAA” rating to “AA+.” The credit rating of a nation’s debt, among other things, reflects faith in the stability of a country’s economy and political leadership. It’s also worth mentioning the shutdown is slated to happen Oct. 1. If a near shutdown was
so calamitous, I don’t think any of us want to see what the actual thing would be like, but it will be here in a week if something isn’t done quickly. The astounding part of this event — as if there were only one — is that the GOP is risking the economic recovery of this nation over the Affordable Care Act. Admittedly, health care is an issue of enormous importance, but it is also an issue plagued by uncertainty. The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” is a piece of legislation so vast and complicated that it would be beyond me to debate all of its strengths and weaknesses. As a matter of fact, it’s unlikely that even the experts will be able to assert definitively whether or not it is sound policy. As for the nation as a whole, I think it’s safe to say that Americans will never agree about the role of government in the health care industry — or at least not any time in the near future. We are inherently operating under conditions of
uncertainty in which we would all do well to be humble. However, our politicians are stubbornly playing a high-stakes game of brinksmanship in the eleventh hour with unjustified boldness. Although stubbornness, foolishness and a general inability to compromise are found on both sides of the aisle, Republicans now – as in 2011 — are using especially dirty political tactics. Love it or hate it, Obamacare is just not worth what the GOP has wagered on it. Our leaders have an obligation to serve the nation, not their respective parties’ ideologies. What the Republicans are doing is, in effect, wagering the well-being of the entire country in order to propagate their own political agenda. Heads, the GOP wins. Tails, we all lose. Wherever you stand on the political spectrum, this behavior is inappropriate for our nation’s leaders. Julian Caracotsios is a Weinberg senior. He can be reached email@example.com. If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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City Council Roundup
Ald. Rainey applauds murder conviction in Chicago-area attack
Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) on Monday called the long-awaited conviction of a Hazel Crest, Ill., man in the fatal beating of Evanston resident a “wonderful ending to a horrible situation.” At a City Council meeting, Rainey said the family of John Costulas, 61, saw “closure” in a Cook County jury’s finding Thursday that Brandon Hinton, 28, was guilty of first-degree murder. Police said Hinton struck Costulas in the head before taking $10 from him, leaving him bleeding and unconscious Sept. 2, 2011, in the 500 block of Howard Street. “The hearings and trial and case have been going on for two years,” Rainey said. “On the anniversary of the death, a few days give or take, a jury came back with a felony murder conviction for the accused.” Rainey said a group of Evanston and Chicago
residents have joined Costulas’s family at each of Hinton’s court appearances over the past two years. The appearances occurred every month with the exception of August 2013, she said. “So it was a rather emotional and just a wonderful ending to a horrible situation where nobody really won anything,” Rainey said. — Cat Zakrzewski
Ald. Grover looks to bring small pro athletic events to campus
Ald. Jane Grover (7th) on Monday night asked the Zoning Committee of the Plan Commission to allow small-scale professional athletic events on Northwestern property. Grover’s referral came days after she received a request from the NU athletic department to allow the Chicago Sky women’s professional basketball team to play its tie-breaker
playoff game in Welsh-Ryan Arena on Monday night. Although the team did not advance to the contest, she said the department and city could not determine a way to bring the event to campus. “There was no way to do that even though Evanston Township High School is able to host professional women’s tackle football at Lazier Field,” Grover said at Monday night’s City Council meeting. She called on the committee to figure out how to make similar events happen in the future, noting the Chicago Sky was only anticipating 5,000 attendees. “I’m not looking for us to host professional football, whole series or a whole season, but I think this would be the kind of event that would not have a huge impact on the neighborhood but would bring some really good fans to Evanston to spend their money and use otherwise idle athletic facilities,” she said.
‘Safe School Zone’ talks postponed again
Evanston City Council delayed discussing a socalled “Safe School Zone” around Evanston Township High School again Monday night, the latest setback for the controversial proposal. Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) asked City Council to hold off on debating the safety zone until the CitySchool Liaison Committee meets early next month. The council pushed back talking about the issue in August following increased concerns that the proposal would unfairly target black neighbors. The intergovernmental agreement between the city and District 202 would charge anyone who has been told to stay out of the zone with criminal trespassing if they try to re-enter it, including expelled and suspended students. Monday night’s decision came less than two weeks after a 21-year-old man was shot and killed about two blocks west of ETHS.
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History prof remembered as ‘extraordinarily generous’ By amy whyte
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Friends of longtime history Prof. Lacey Baldwin Smith said he was best known for two things during his nearly four decades at Northwestern: his vibrant lecture style and his legendary parties. Smith’s friend and colleague, professor emeritus Robert Lerner, said he would always remember Smith, who passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 90, as an outgoing and generous host who was nothing but welcoming to his many guests. Lerner said he first met Lacey while interviewing for his job around Christmas in 1966. “The interview procedure included a gathering of all the members of the history department at Lacey’s house,” Lerner said. “In this case it wasn’t a party for me because I was being interviewed. I was on the line for a job, but he and his wife were extremely gracious and open and gave me the best first impression of Northwestern that one could possibly have.” Lerner said Smith, who first came to NU in 1955 as an associate professor in the history department, was always willing to host department gatherings at his house, even before he was named department chairman — a position he held twice. “He and his wife loved to entertain,” Lerner
said. “They were extraordinarily generous in lending their house for departmental affairs, so for a number of years when we recruited graduate students, the Smiths hosted, and people looked forward to it even though it was, in a way, departmental business.” But Smith contributed more to the history department than just a place to throw parties. Professor emeritus William Heyck, another friend and colleague, said Smith was a great mentor to younger members of the department and a decisive leader who helped make important departmental decisions. “He was a wonderful statesman who we looked to for judgment and leadership,” Heyck said. Heyck said he remembers one particular instance when the history department was debating a contentious issue and Smith insisted on attending the meeting, despite suffering from severe back pain that prevented him from standing or sitting up. “We met in Harris 108, but he could not sit in a chair or stand, so he lay down on the floor alongside the wall. Well, we debated and we debated and we debated and at one point towards the end of the debate we saw a hand come up from the floor, and it was Lacey Smith,” Heyck said. “So the chair of the department called on him to speak, and we heard this kind of scuffling sound, and Lacey tried to get up but he couldn’t. ... In any case he did
speak very effectively lying down on the floor.” Smith’s ability as a great speaker also helped him to become one of the most popular NU professors in his time. Lerner and Hecyk both said Smith’s introductory English history course was a “must-take” among students while Smith served as a professor. “He was a brilliant and dramatic lecturer,” Hecyk said. “Juniors and seniors would take this course as something you shouldn’t leave Northwestern without having taken.” Smith’s popularity as a lecturer led to the establishment of the Lacey Baldwin Smith Prize for Teaching Excellence, an award given to the department seminar and section leaders with the highest Course and Teacher Evaluation Council scores. Smith himself received much recognition throughout his career for his work as a professor and a historian. He wrote several books during his lifetime, including a popular biography of Henry VIII, “Henry VIII: The Mask of Royalty,” which Lerner said received stellar reviews. “He had the brilliant idea of taking the biography from the point of Henry as an old man, and his argument was that the personality traits of an individual become particularly pronounced when he gets to be old, and so he studied the old man and went back to see how that was manifested in the development of his early life,” Lerner said. “Nobody had ever written a book like that
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‘Brilliant and dramatic’ Former Northwestern history Prof. Lacey Baldwin Smith died Sept. 8. Smith was 90 years old.
before.” Smith continued writing even in his 80s, after retiring from NUn in 1993. He remained affiliated with the university as a professor emeritus and continued to teach for many years in NU’s alumni program. “Lacey was a great teacher, great scholar and very, very influential university statesman,” Hecyk said. “He was a fine man.” email@example.com
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Davis renovation complicates parking By TANNER MAXWELL
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Construction workers are more than halfway done with renovations on Davis Street that some businesses say has made it more difficult to attract customers. The upgrades, which began last spring, work toward six main goals and has left the street without regular parking and only one lane of traffic, senior project manager Sat Nagar said. The city is in the process of replacing sewer lines, renewing the streetscape and adding a new gas line, water main, bike lane and concrete parking lot, Nagar said. “One it’s all complete, for the next 20 years, no one has to do anything on the street level,” he said. “Underground work will be good for 60 to 70 years.” The city posted bulletins describing the duration own Group of each project Get over your the summer, but Nagar said together andallcharter a at van. the total progress includes initiatives various points. In addition, although the bulletins described SPECIAL 10 passenger deadlines for each project, Nagar said all construcvan of $130 to O'Hare. tion should berate completed by Thanksgiving. Nagar said the city has tried to inform citizens A group of 10 travel for as and businesses of changes in parking. little as $13 per person. “We try to maintain access to businesses during ($150“But to Midway) construction,” he said. we have to maintain one lane of traffic.” During construction, the city restricted parking along Davis Street with temporary traffic signs, though overnight parking from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. is still permitted on one side of the street. As a result, some businesses like T-Top Nails, 1114 Davis St.,
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Among them is Evans, who sits on City Council’s Rental Unit Licensing Committee. She said this year marked a tipping point for off-campus debauchery, undercutting serious progress made in the city-University relationship over the past three decades. “It appears to be the complete and total disregard for the neighborhood,” she said. “When things like these happen, we just go back years.”
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LIGHT ‘EM UP Oscar Gutierrez and Julio Gasca add wiring to a lamp post on the corner of Davis Street and Oak Avenue. Gasca said the city will use the wiring for festival lighting.
face problems getting customers to their store. Jennifer Tran, an employee at the salon, said because parking is limited along Davis Street, she has seen a drop in customers. “They can’t park, so they don’t come,” she said. “We can do nothing.” Although the city posted a parking guide on Downtown Evanston’s website, Tran said it was not enough to help attract customers. She said the middle of the week usually brings a lot of people to the salon, but she only saw five Wednesday. “Construction is very slow for businesses,” she said. “At first (customers) used to come later, but now they don’t come at all.” However, not all businesses are frustrated with Ald. Delores Holmes (5th), whose ward includes most off-campus neighborhoods between Sherman Avenue and Ridge Avenue, said she does not track her constituents’ complaints annually but has noticed the Wildcat Welcome festivities seem to taper off later every year. “Lots of noise in the wee hours of the morning,” she added.
the construction. Avail & Company, a few doors down from T-Top Nails, has seen little change since construction started, said Ted Alvia, co-owner of the bridal shop, 1106 Davis St. “We’re a destination, so for customers it’s a little more challenging for parking,” he said. “But it hasn’t affected us in particular.” Alvia said the city did a good job communicating with businesses. Anytime he had questions, Alvia said the city could give him an answer or point him in the right direction. “It takes time, but we appreciate the patience the businesses have had during this time,” Nagar said. email@example.com
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“We think this desk is one of the ways to create a sense of community,” he said. During the summer, Residential Services also renovated several residence halls and residential colleges, including installing overhead lighting in all rooms on campus and partnering with Facilities Management to smooth the lawn outside Foster-Walker.
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NU sweeps Wildcat Classic, braces for Big Ten By KEVIN CASEY
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ON FIRE Northwestern dominated the Wildcat Classic last weekend, besting all three teams on the shoulders of senior Stephanie Holthus. She set a new school record, pounding 24 kills in a single three-set match.
The Wildcat Classic looked like it would start on a sour note for the home squad. Northwestern welcomed South Florida to town Friday afternoon, the opening match of a three-game stretch before Big Ten play, and promptly fell into a hole. The Cats dropped the first set 22-25, suffered an even worse fate in the second stanza by falling 19-25 and suddenly found themselves one set away from defeat. It wasn’t looking good for NU, especially with the visiting Bulls registering a healthy hitting percentage of .333. A straight-sets loss appeared probable, as did struggles against the next two foes following such a thorough defeat. Then something changed. “We just knew that we weren’t playing like we should be playing, that we were better than that,” said Stephanie Holthus, the team’s star senior outside hitter. “We just came out and left it all out on the floor and started playing our game. It came out good for us.” NU lit up the third set, racing out to an 11-3 lead and cruising to a 25-16 triumph. A new set brought a much tighter fight, but the Cats prevailed 25-21, knotting the match up 2-2. Smelling blood in the water, NU didn’t give USF hope in the deciding set. The home team bolted out 6-1 and never led by less than 3 on the way to a decisive 15-7 victory in the final set.
South Florida For coach Keylor Chan, the significance of that win was Northwestern very clear. “It was huge,” Chan said. “It’s hard, when you’re down two sets. You’ve got to show a lot of heart and a lot of resilience to come back. That could be a pivotal moment in our program’s year for sure.” At the very least, it was a pivotal moment for the weekend. The Bulls were far more sloppy in the final three sets, attacking at a dismal .090 rate. But that didn’t tell the whole story — NU simply started playing better. Chan noticed a drastic improvement on defense, something that led to a more efficient attack. The Cats showed up strong later that night, burning Miami (Ohio) in straight sets 25-22, 25-19, 25-15. They followed up Sunday, producing scores of 25-17, 25-21, 25-14, taking down Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with precision. In all, NU won nine consecutive sets, upping its record to 8-4. That may imply a smooth, stress-free existence, but a number of these sets were actually deadlocked in the middle, and that’s where the Cats pounced. “This team’s growing and learning, and now they’re learning when critical points are,” Chan said. “If you can win those points, it puts so much pressure on your opponent, and then you can kind of pull away, and that’s what ended up happening with this group.” The usual culprits came to play.
Holthus had a season-high 27 kills and a career-high 24 digs against USF and set a school record for most kills in a a three-set match with her 24 against Miami (Ohio). Overall, the senior had 68 kills in 11 sets, hitting .358 in the process and earning the tournament’s MVP title. Freshman Caleigh Ryan tallied 13.55 assists per set in these three contests, a mark well over her previous season average of 11.07. “Our passers were doing a great job — Caleigh was distributing the ball really well,” junior outside hitter Monica McGreal said. “Our whole team played really well.” But the Cats cannot rest on their laurels for long. Big Ten play commences Friday, and NU will take on No. 12 Nebraska in Evanston. Overall, Chan said he believes the team’s performance was just the right medicine heading into a tough conference slate. “It’s exactly what we needed,” Chan said. “We needed to work on some things, build some confidence, and now we get to play with the big girls, Nebraska and everyone. We’re focused on Nebraska, and we’re going to try to be the very best we can for them.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Cats split against top-10 teams Cats struggle in season’s fi rst half By JOSH WALFISH
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By MIKE MARUT Northwestern proved it can hang with the best teams in the nation over the weekend, even if its winning streak was snapped at eight. The No. 13 Wildcats faced two top-10 teams and split the contests to improve to 8-2 this season. NU began with a 3-2 win over No. 9 Duke on Friday to claim its eighth consecutive victory but fell to No. 4 Virginia 2-1 on a late goal by Cavaliers’ forward Caleigh Foust. Even though the Cats did not return to Evanston No. 13 with a nineNorthwestern game winning streak, coach Tracey Fuchs No. 9 Duke said she saw a lot of positive signs for the future. “It was a No. 13 Northwestern good weekend. It would’ve been great if we could have tied No. 4 Virginia it up,” Fuchs said. “It pretty much said we’re fighting to be a top-10 team. They were hard-fought games.” The Cats jumped all over the Blue Devils from the first whistle Friday, taking a 2-0 lead into halftime while outshooting Duke 11-1 and forcing goalie Lauren Blazing to make five saves in the first half. Senior midfielder Tara Puffenberger opened the scoring by cleaning up a rebound and depositing it into the cage in the first 10 minutes. About two-thirds of the way through the half, NU earned one of its seven first-half penalty corners and made the Blue Devils pay as senior Nikki Parsley fired home the pass from Puffenberger
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FINDING THE NET Nikki Parsley scored two of Northwestern’s four goals during its weekend road matches against No. 9 Duke and No. 4 Virginia. The senior leads the Wildcats with seven goals this fall.
to double the lead. However, the two-goal lead did not hold up as Duke crawled back into the game 42 seconds into the second half. The Blue Devils added another score with 11 minutes and 20 seconds left in regulation to even the score. However, sophomore midfielder Caroline Troncelliti snuck a pass from freshman Dominique Masters between Blazing’s pads to take the lead for good. Sunday’s game had far more backand-forth action throughout the entire 70-minute contest. The goalies combined to make nine saves in the first half, and there were 17 shots between the two schools. The Cavaliers struck first with a penalty stroke 12 minutes into the game, but Virginia could not capitalize on any of its seven penalty corners in the first half. The Cats converted on their third penalty corner of the game with Puffenberger and Parsley linking up again on the goal.
NU entered the weekend with only two goals off 83 penalty corners but scored directly twice on 20 chances in the two games. Fuchs said the team’s work on the practice field is finally paying off during games. “We’re just getting better and better, and we’re starting to execute better,” Fuchs said. “If that part of our game comes along, we’ll be a tough team to beat.” With Big Ten play looming next week, Fuchs said she is happy with the way her team is performing. There is always room for improvement, she said, but the team has faced enough adversity to be ready for conference play Friday. “The Big Ten will be tough, and every game will be a battle,” Fuchs said. “We just played two top-10 teams and we’ve played two overtime games, so the good news is we’re battle tested.” email@example.com
Northwestern’s endurance stalled in the 107th minute Friday as it fell to No. 9 Penn State in a 3-2 loss that stretched to double overtime. The defeat rang similar to much of the Wildcats’ current season, and NU (2-5-2, 0-1 Big Ten) has work to do to achieve a winning Big Ten record — let alone break even — this fall. Senior forward Kate Allen scored her first two goals of the season against the Nittany Lions, a striking stat based off her performance in 2012, when she led the Cats in goals. She continues to hold NU’s record for the quickest response goal, firing off a shot within 16 seconds during her freshman campaign. Allen was named to the Big Ten’s preseason Players to Watch list this season, but her performance has not validated the honor. Still, coach Michael Moynihan said he saw some positive action in the match against the Nittany Lions. “I was proud of the girls during the Penn State game,” Moynihan said. “We can now go into any game knowing we can compete.” Moynihan elected to start a freshman goalkeeper and trust the hands of Jenna Hascher. She started the season with a three-game shutout streak, the longest since 2007. On Sept. 12 against Western Michigan, Hascher had a careerhigh seven saves, and in University Park, Pa., on Friday, she added four more saves to her record.
I was proud of the girls during the Penn State game. We can now go into any game knowing we can compete. Michael Moynihan, women’s soccer coach
Junior midfielder Georgia Waddle started the season with two goals and one assist in nine games. Waddle tacked on the game-winning goal in NU’s victory over Oakland with a header off a corner kick. A common theme throughout this season has been Moynihan’s tendency to substitute frequently during games to ensure his team isn’t plagued by fatigue. The tactic allows for many of the players to gain experience on the field. Although the Cats have a deep bench and clear leaders on the team, the cogs haven’t quite fit together. At home, NU stands its ground fairly well with a balanced 2-1-1 record, but the team has yet to come away with a road win. With 10 games left — all against conference opponents — the Cats will play six at home and four away, culminating in the Big Ten Tournament in November. However, Moynihan said the non-conference games have prepared players for the conference season. “The record only tells part of the story,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org