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ASG holds final campaign debate Patterson, Kim talk policies on safe spaces, assault By RACHEL KUPFER

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During their second and final debate on Thursday, candidates for Associated Student Government president and executive vice president discussed support for marginalized communities, including ensuring they have safe spaces. The half hour-long debate, attended by about 20 people in Technological Institute, was originally supposed to be hosted by the Coalition of Colors, but after a last-minute change, ASG moderated the debate instead. Of the five questions moderators posed, two asked about candidates’ policies to provide marginalized students with resources, support and safe spaces.

SESP junior Justine Kim and her running mate, SESP sophomore Austin Gardner, said they hope to address the different intersections of student identities, both inside and outside of ASG. Specifically, they said they hope to better communicate with and understand organizations on campus to allocate money more holistically. For example, Gardner said, many student groups have lost the funding they need to attend conferences. “We want to advocate for bringing back their funding to alleviate the barricades made to access, financially,” Gardner said. Their opponents, Weinberg juniors Sky Patterson and Emily Ash, highlighted their campaign’s uniqueness in addressing LGBTQ issues on campus and their desire to “show, not tell” policies by omitting using buzzwords throughout their platform. Patterson proposed ensuring safe social spaces for » See DEBATE, page 6

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Morton Schapiro speaks at the McCormick Foundation Center on Thursday. Schapiro was joined by other administrators at “Conversations with the President” event, where he discussed matters from academic research and diversity efforts.

Schapiro talks research, inclusion NU administrators speak at ‘Conversations with the President’ By ADRIAN WAN

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University President Morton Schapiro updated community members Thursday on

Northwestern’s commitment to academic research and campus inclusion efforts. At the second of two “Conversations with the President” events this year, Schapiro discussed matters ranging from the University’s increased funding for

research and continued implementation of an array of inclusion initiatives. About 200 people packed the McCormick Foundation Center Forum to attend the talk, which was sponsored by Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council, faculty senate

and the Office of the President. Schapiro compared the amount of federal research funds the University received last year to what other member schools in the Consortium on Financing

» See CONVERSATION, page 7

Hagerty, developers break ground Nsombi Ricketts Construction of contentious 811 Emerson St. building begins By CLARE PROCTOR

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Mayor Steve Hagerty joined the real estate companies CA Ventures and Focus Development for a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to mark the construction of a new development at 811 Emerson St., which underwent more than a year of discussion before it was approved. Hagerty said it is important to have more people living in downtown areas all across America, including Evanston — a sentiment he said is shared by Evanston restaurant and business owners. “I’m a big believer in smart and sensible development,” Hagerty said. “I’m a big believer in transit-oriented design.”

Although City Council approved the building in June, not everyone has been supportive of the new development, which has also been referred to as 831 Emerson St. Residents expressed concerns about the building’s height and lack of contribution to affordable housing at a City Council meeting last April. Susan Wolin, a resident at the Sherman Garden Apartments across the street from the new development, said at the April meeting that she was concerned the project was a “student-focused development” and would increase noise around the area. “I would argue that, in effect, the proposed development will end up functioning as a high-end dormitory, attracting affluent students,” she said. “The proposed project

to leave University Ricketts to finish year, join Pratt Institute in July By AMY LI

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Mayor Steve Hagerty speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the 811 Emerson St. development. The project underwent more than a year of discussion before it was approved.

is targeting an affluent rental market that is already wellserved in Evanston.” Tim Anderson, owner and CEO of Focus Development, told The Daily at the Thursday


ceremony the building’s units will be marketed toward students. He added that the development occupying the lot prior to the new apartment building » See EMERSON, page 7

Assistant provost for diversity and inclusion Nsombi Ricketts will be leaving Northwestern to join the Pratt Institute in July as their vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Ricketts said her decision to move to Pratt was for a combination of both professional and personal reasons. While she said her time at NU was rewarding, Ricketts said she did not want to miss the unique opportunity to relocate back to New York City, where she was born and still has a support network.

Before joining NU’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion in April 2017, Ricketts served as the assistant dean at The Graduate School, where Ricketts said she and her team recruited recordbreaking numbers of underrepresented minority students and achieved the most diverse Ph.D. class in Northwestern’s history. Theresa Bratanch, a manager at the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, said she has worked with Ricketts since her time at The Graduate School. Bratanch said Ricketts’ success in recruiting the diverse Ph.D. cohort “speaks to her leadership and strategic eye.” Ricketts said she has been working in diversity and inclusion for more than a decade across multiple institutions. “Diversity is everyone,” Ricketts said. “It is the differences in


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AROUND TOWN Community leader talks at Racial Justice Summit By SYD STONE

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Following the shooting death of Lucille Barnes in 2015, Tamar Manasseh knew she could no longer be complacent. She said she knew she had to do do something to “fix the scourge of gun violence that grips Chicago,” so she set up lawn chairs and a barbeque on the corner of 75th Street and Stewart Avenue — the same corner where Barnes was killed. From that street corner, Manasseh founded Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings to put eyes on the streets in order to replace violence and crime with meaningful community. “I am not an activist, I am not a community organizer, I am somebody’s mother. That’s all that I am,” Manasseh said Thursday at Evanston’s third annual Racial Justice Summit. The summit was hosted by the Evanston/ North Shore YWCA at the Unitarian Church of Evanston. Manasseh was the keynote speaker at the event, and spoke about the power that a visible community can have in preventing violence. She said that the census tract that MASK serves has seen the sharpest decline in violent crime in Chicago over the past three years. “We have the sharpest decline without any additional resources being brought to the community,” she said. “(The kids) don’t feel the world the way that they used to. Their world is a lot bigger now than it used to be.” She said she didn’t feel afraid to sit on a corner that had previously been affected by gun violence because “mothers trump guns every day of the

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week.” Manasseh said MASK’s next step was to build “pocket community centers” on vacant lots in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. She said multiple smaller community centers will better serve residents because gang boundaries restrict children from traveling to certain parts of the neighborhood. However, she said, a “bomb” was dropped on the Englewood community in February when the Chicago Board of Education announced it would close four neighborhood high schools. “I found myself convincing babies to stay in school,” she said. “That is terrifying to me, and I think it should be frightening to us all. We’re all connected in this city.” Because of the school closures, she said MASK will have to change the plan for the community centers and turn them into “makeshift schools.” Evanston/North Shore YWCA racial justice director and summit organizer Eileen Hogan Heineman said the summit’s theme, “The Urgency of How,” aims to focus on action. “YWCA has a long history of being a social justice organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women,” she said. “More and more of our constituents were feeling the need to move beyond what they’ve learned or heard or experienced personally to taking action to really start to change the systems that have been set up in ways that are oppressive.” Dilnaz Waraich, another speaker at the summit, said Evanston residents need to join together and recognize that “each one of us has a voice.” Manasseh said she thought it was important to speak in Evanston in order to make local intersection of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue for driving with an expired registration, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The man’s registration expired last June. The officer detected an odor of burnt cannabis coming from the car when they came up to the driver, Glew said. Police searched the vehicle and recovered

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Tamar Manasseh speaks at the Unitarian Church of Evanston. Manasseh spoke about building communities and combating violence.

residents understand that violence does not just affect other communities. “People in Evanston and places like it don’t believe that it’s an important talk to have,” she said. “People in nicer areas think that they’re

somehow immune to what happens in the notso-nice areas. They forget that we are all still connected.”

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Savana in a locked warehouse in the 2500 block of Ashland Avenue for about three weeks, Glew said. The van was unlocked and the keys were inside the vehicle. Police have not yet identified a suspect.

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ON CAMPUS NU walks to remember Holocaust

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About 50 students and community members gathered at The Rock on Thursday afternoon to participate in a walk and memorial for Holocaust Remembrance Day. The annual Walk to Remember, which is hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi chapters around the world, was the final event in a week of programming led by Northwestern Hillel. The week’s events included a Sunday trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and a guided discussion Wednesday with a Holocaust survivor, Hillel executive director Michael Simon said. The Walk to Remember began with a silent walk north on Sheridan Road and led back to The Rock for a memorial service. Participants were asked to wear black in commemoration of those who died in the Holocaust. “It was beautiful to look back and see a column of students and administrators in black, all with a common goal to remember the Holocaust,” AEPi president Joe Charney said. “As a Jewish fraternity, it’s so important that (AEPi) take the lead in remembering one of the most tragic events in the history of mankind.” Charney, a Medill sophomore, said it was also important for him to be there personally, having visited several concentration camp sites in high school and seen “firsthand what my people had been through.” Simon said the walk was important because it offered a way to personally connect with “something that is so overwhelming,” adding that the number of those killed in the Holocaust is “beyond comprehension.” “The walk — the actual physical act — puts you, even for a moment, into a space of contemplation and reflection, and to do that in community is a very powerful thing,” Simon said. “To take a moment out of just your regular day, I think, is an important way to commemorate.” The memorial following the walk featured

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Students walk through campus for the annual Walk to Remember. The Thursday event was hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

several speakers, including Sarah Cushman, director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern; Hillel Campus Rabbi Brandon Bernstein; and Tannenbaum Chabad House Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein. Simon completed the service by reading out the names of Holocaust victims and leading participants in a prayer. Speakers stressed the importance of preventing future genocide and organizers handed out stickers with the phrase “never again” on them. Cushman referenced a study published Thursday from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany that found that 58 percent of Americans believe something like the Holocaust could happen again. The study also found that 49 percent of millennials, defined in the survey as those between

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For ASG leaders, Sky and Em are the wrong choice; vote other ticket

As we approach the last days of this election season, I get more and more frustrated with this process. As speaker of the Senate for Associated Student Government, I was asked to remain neutral in order to act as a liaison and adviser to the candidates and election commission. As my term ended officially last night and I reached a tipping point in my frustrations, I want to explain why you cannot, and should not, vote for Sky Patterson and Emily Ash. I have been working in ASG for two years, and in that time I encountered Sky as a senator and as a general member of the black community. I’ve seen and heard the ways in which she has been difficult to work with due to her lack of collaborative skills in that role. I had not realized how serious this was until the beginning of my term as speaker, when I sat in on executive board selection committees. When it was time to select the vice president for academics, Sky applied. During deliberations, I asked another member of the selection committee what their opinion of Sky was and how they thought the two of them would get along. That person told me about the disrespectful behavior Sky displayed in their interactions with one another: She was rude, entitled and didn’t put her whole effort into the job. I told them that if they don’t think they can manage and be comfortable with her, that would be a problem for exec. Sky was chosen despite this, and I was soon proven correct. I have never worked with anyone so unwilling to be managed and so openly rude to their student body president as Sky. It got to

the point where Sky called outgoing ASG President Nehaarika Mulukutla during Fall Quarter, yelling and being combative, and resigned from her position — not because she was unable to do it or had an overload in her schedule, but because she was too childish to simply allow the person to whom she reported to have oversight. That’s the kind of team member that Sky is. She was eventually convinced to come back but with no less attitude. If she can’t work as a team member on an executive board, she is not qualified to lead one either. Her inability to lead has carried over into this campaign process. Sky and Emily want to be the head of an organization in which members will be held accountable both to them and to a student body to whom they will ultimately be held accountable. However, the demonstrated lack of consideration for election guidelines and the privacy and consideration of students is unacceptable. From recruitment of campaign personnel long before the acceptable period to using a listserv that I feel violates the directory’s terms of use, MailChimp’s terms of use and the privacy of every student who received that email, they have demonstrated a lack of regard for the rules. They have tried to excuse themselves by laying blame on the election commission for bias that does not exist. The election commission and senior leadership have made special concessions during the campaign cycle to make sure that we aren’t being frivolous or too harsh — we understand what implications removing a candidate from the ballot could have. However, while I respect that concern for optics, that doesn’t mean everyone should have to tiptoe around the feelings and improper actions of that team. Sky and Emily have also cited a sort of unspoken precedent for how campaigns are typically run, when violations are not always addressed and certain shady behavior is normalized. No one in the

leadership of this organization is naive to the problems of perception and mistrust among the student body; I have felt that way in my time here. But there are people who do good work here and who want to make this organization more transparent and open, less toxic and more focused on wellness from the inside of ASG to the rest of campus. Candidates who do not honor that from the very beginning — before being in office — are not the kind of leaders we should have. From not honoring the rules to not honoring the voices of students and the work of student groups and individuals, Sky and Emily do not respect this community. On their platform they cite initiatives and accomplishments that are not their own — ones that were either done by the other ticket or by student organizers without the help of either Sky or Emily. Some examples are gender-open housing and bathrooms, the trans-inclusive faculty guide, the work of the Coalition that has spearheaded the To Be Departments campaign and a different coalition of students working on protest policy. Austin Gardner, as vice president for accessibility and inclusion, created a sub-committee during his term that specifically works on elevating the voices and addressing the concerns of trans and gender non-conforming students on this campus. That committee has put in months of work and research to address issues of gender-open housing and gender-neutral bathrooms. The legislation passed last quarter was submitted by this committee, who at no point received help from Sky or Emily. The head of this committee and the person who has put in an incredible amount of work is Adam Davies. Their work should not be co-opted or dismissed as it was in this case and as it was in the case of the faculty guides Sky introduced as a resource for faculty to use for the purpose of inclusion last quarter. Adam put in weeks of research and

time, along with Seri Lee (another member of this committee) to help put this together. However, their labor has at no point been acknowledged. Once again, the labor of students was not addressed in the To Be Departments campaign that neither Sky nor Emily have had substantive affiliation with. The protest policy coalition was spearheaded by Alecia Richards and Austin Gardner, encompassing a variety of student activists from across campus. One of Sky’s biggest claims is her work on Books for Cats. The truth is that the project was spearheaded by Yasmeen Wood and the analytics committee, and when invited to help, Sky — just as she did with protest policy work — co-opted and downplayed the work of others. Her “accomplishments” are not only misrepresentations, but active erasure of the real work that other students have put in. I can’t abide by hopefuls for leadership that do not respect their constituencies. Co-opting the labor of student activists while claiming to be ones who drove change is not the kind of leadership we need or deserve. What I wish to accomplish in writing this, though it may seem otherwise, is not to vilify Sky and Emily as individuals. But in an election that is about results, intentions, values and real work, we need to consider what we’ve seen and what’s been done when we vote. I’ve considered that, and I will be voting for Justine Kim and Austin: candidates who have expressly stated their commitment to grassroots efforts, to student voices, to accessibility and inclusion and collaborative leadership. They are the president and executive vice president that we need and that we can trust. I urge you all to remember that as polls open tonight.

to this cycle of empty words. That is why we are writing today to support the candidacy of Sky and Emily. From our experiences in leadership, we recognize that amplifying all students’ voices and giving them real choices in their NU experience cannot come from changing the bureaucratic intricacies of ASG, but from harnessing the resources and funds of NU and giving them to all students — regardless of their identities, backgrounds and experiences. Sky and Emily understand this and have demonstrated their ability to serve students time and time again. This past year, Sky played an instrumental role in expanding the Books for Cats program to allow more students access to free textbooks,

publishing NU’s first resource guide for creating gender-inclusive spaces and ensuring that a surplus of $10,000 in ASG funds went toward the Activities Scholarship Fund, which provides funding for low-income students to participate in campus life. Emily spearheaded the Improve NU Challenge, which gave students the opportunity to pitch their ideas directly to administrators and allocated over $12,000 to implement winning projects. Their records demonstrate their commitment to equity and real change, as well as their ability to uplift students’ voices and build broad coalitions. We believe that Sky and Emily are the only candidates who have the experience, capacity

and vision to turn their promises into action and ensure that ASG and NU work first and foremost for students. They know that it’s time to correct the obscene cost of education for low-income and first-generation students. It’s time to build a campus that accepts students of all gender identities equally. It’s time to end discrimination in the classroom against marginalized students. It’s time to divest from gun manufacturers and build a University that doesn’t profit off of death. It’s time for students to be Unafraid to live and learn on this campus.

— Daniella Lumpkin, former ASG speaker of the Senate


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Aldermen approve grant to diversify theater staff By SAMANTHA HANDLER

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City Council approved a $25,000 grant to Mudlark Theater on Monday to diversify the theater’s administrative staff despite concerns from some aldermen that the city should not pay for the staffing of organizations. Aldermen voted 7-2 to approve the grant, which was part of the Economic Development Committee’s Equity in the Arts hiring program. In October 2016, City Council approved the program, which has up to $50,000 of funds to allocate annually and requires organizations that receive the money to hire “local minority residents” to administrative or professional roles, according to city documents. Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) and Ald. Tom Suffredin (6th) did not support the funding, saying the city should not need to pay organizations to diversify their staff. Fleming said although agencies do need to think about diversity when hiring employees, they should do so without receiving funding from Evanston. “I don’t think we want to be in the business of paying for staffing just so agencies could diversify,” Fleming said. “I want the person who’s in the position to be there because they’re looked at as a benefit to the agency, not because the agency received money from the city to hire someone of color.” Evanston cultural arts coordinator Jennifer Lasik


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marginalized groups on campus, and discussed how, despite “checking a lot of the boxes,” she will not pretend to understand the experiences of all of those communities. “We have been talking with a lot of people on campus, which helps,” Patterson said. “If we start by benefiting marginalized students first, then everyone will benefit eventually. Regarding safe spaces, Kim said she knows accessibility within the new student center is

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race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, language, religion. Inclusion is to have that mix work, leveraging everyone’s unique talents and authenticities to build a stronger community.” Ricketts said diversity and inclusion in the U.S. is an evolving field with an expanding scope. Universities must keep up with changing definitions of diversity and inclusion to accommodate changing demographics, Ricketts added.

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Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) speaks at a City Council meeting Monday. Fleming raised concerns about a grant given to Mudlark Theater to diversify its staff.

hire someone diverse for an administrative role because promoting equity has to start from the “top-down.” “We wanted to find a way to kill two birds with one stone,” Lasik said. “We want to really encourage diversity and help get someone in the decision-making to do a paradigm shift so that the arts embrace what we value here.” Any arts nonprofit in Evanston was able to apply for the grant, but Lasik said city staff only accepted organizations that have the capacity and financial stability to keep the employee even after it no longer has the grant money. The program provides the funding for one year with the option to renew for another year. According to city documents, Mudlark Theater met the program’s requirements for having a “successful track record” and the ability to provide mentorship and leadership development to employees. Still, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) said the city should also consider giving grants to minority theater companies to build capacity “instead of the other way around.” Fleming said she wants to challenge the city to start thinking about equity in a more meaningful way. “I’m going to push us when we think about equity — it’s not just throwing some money at something or using the term to push our own agenda,” Fleming said. “In the city overall we need to do a deeper dive into how we’re looking at equity, what the importance of it is and how we’re implementing it throughout the city.”

said the hiring program was developed as a way to both provide money to nonprofits that focus on the arts and diversify their staff. She said when Economic Development Committee members initially began to talk to leaders at organizations like Mudlark Theater

about diversity, they found many were thinking in terms of audience diversity, not their own staff. Lasik added that the arts organizations in Evanston often work on a tight budget and are “predominately white.” She said it was important that the nonprofits

something ASG is “staunchly advocating” for and she said she stands behind this. Kim also said she recognizes that the constant fight for space is an issue both for student groups and academic programs. “Space is a thing that is not only a physical thing, and like serves physical purpose, but also has symbolic significance for groups,” Kim said. “The administration, by not providing space and making students constantly fight for space, is perpetuating inequities on this campus.” The candidates also discussed their plans to progress on sexual assault issues at NU and

what reforms they hope to make within ASG. Kim and Gardner proposed making ASG more of a sexual assault survivor-centered organization that helps train student organizations in how to address informal accusations. More generally, they plan to reform ASG’s analytics survey to better serve organizations and their needs. Patterson and Ash said they would provide more funding to the Center for Awareness, Response and Education and more support for survivors. To reform ASG’s internal process, the candidates said they would continue

to overhaul funding and appoint an officer to oversee those changes — someone who is aware of and in line with their platform’s values. Overall, the two said they want to better the student experience because they know firsthand the hardships of trying to access adequate NU resources. “We know who we are. We did this because we wanted to talk about ideas,” Patterson said. “We don’t want other people to go through what we did.”

Among other projects and initiatives, Ricketts is part of the planning committee for this year’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the Bursar’s Office Takeover. Ricketts said the historic event is important to her because it led to the creation of the Black House and the Department of African American Studies. “Both things were very near and dear to my heart as an undergraduate student,” Ricketts said. “The fact that Northwestern had a Black House was one of the reasons I decided to come to Northwestern.” Ricketts — a former student at NU — said

diversity and inclusion “wasn’t really a topic of conversation” when she was on campus. Now, she said she sees more visual diversity on campus and people of color in leadership positions. In the past year, Ricketts and her team also updated Northwestern’s diversity and inclusion website to better reflect diversity resources on campus, Ricketts said. She said her office has also been working on a University-wide strategic diversity and inclusion plan that will launch in the next academic year. Kourtney Cockrell, director of Student Enrichment Services, said that while the diversity and

inclusion plan has been a goal for a while, Ricketts was the one who “hit the ground running.” “I think she’s done tremendous work in bringing together a decentralized campus,” Cockrell said. While Ricketts said she is pleased with the momentum, she still sees diversity and inclusion as a “journey.” “This work never ends,” Ricketts said. “You have to be intentional and keep working on it in order to be successful.”


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Higher Education received: NU’s funding was $677 million, up 53 percent from the previous year, while statistics for many of the other private research universities remained relatively “flat” or even declined. While the bulk of the funding growth was for the Feinberg School of Medicine, Schapiro stressed the importance of “more aggressively” investing in physical infrastructure and increasing the number of Ph.D. and postdoctoral students throughout the University. These continuous efforts can accelerate improvement in schools other than Feinberg and allow NU to remain competitive against top COFHE universities, Schapiro added. “Many of you were responsible for (the growth), from faculty members to those working in labs, infrastructure and facilities,” Schapiro said. “You don’t get that kind of unprecedented growth unless you put in a lot of effort.” Challenging what he described as the “myth” that implies universities must compromise between achieving academic excellence and campus diversity, Schapiro said NU has become a more diverse community that welcomes students from different cultural backgrounds and varying socioeconomic levels. He highlighted the University’s commitment to increasing undergraduate Pell Grant recipients. According to NU’s annual Diversity and Inclusion report last year, 17.4 percent of students in the class of 2020 were Pell Grant recipients, up from around 9 percent in 2006. Additionally, the Latinx student population on campus increased from about 7 percent to more than 13 percent over the last decade.

Following the address, Schapiro was joined by vice president for student affairs Patricia TellesIrvin, executive vice president Nim Chinniah and Provost Jonathan Holloway to field questions during a panel discussion. Telles-Irvin echoed Schapiro’s support for a diverse community and said many recent initiatives and campus departments have fostered inclusiveness. Additionally, Telles-Irvin said she helped establish Student Assistance and Support Services two years ago in an effort to in an effort to further promote students’ wellbeing. “(The inclusion initiatives) really (have) a big impact in terms of bringing students around and helping them understand how good they are,” Telles-Irvin said. Later, Chinniah addressed the Evanston campus lockdown following a hoax gun threat call last month, saying University officials have “learned a lot” from students trained and “equipped” to respond in emergency situations. Chinniah added that during the lockdown a variety of information, regardless of its accuracy, was circulated by different sources and prompted confusion among students who followed the incident’s development on social media while seeking shelter. Consequently, NU administrators have begun reflecting on more effective means of communication during emergency situations, he said. “We might put very strong plans in place, but a lot of times, it’s students who are telling us how well the plan is received so we can refine our plans,” Chinniah said. “It’s not a destination. It’s a journey.”

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was largely vacant and underutilized. “It was an asset for the community that was not being utilized the way it had potential to be,” Anderson said. Bob Flannery, president of CA Residential — the division of CA Ventures working on this project — told The Daily that the new apartment plan includes “Class-A” amenities to appeal to Evanston as it becomes “more sophisticated.” Amenities include a fitness center, outdoor pool, patio and yoga room, he said. The 811 Emerson St. apartment is CA Ventures’ first project in Evanston, Flannery said. As

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whose stellar ERA of 2.47 leads the Big Ten by almost a full point and is ranked third overall in the country. Indiana’s rotation is anchored by three pitchers with sub-3.20 ERAs, and the Cats sit near the bottom of the conference in batting average as a team, hitting .225 on the year. Still, senior catcher Jack Claeys said he believes this year’s team is one of the most talented he’s played on in his four years. He added that players simply need to get their confidence back. “Whether you’re at-bat with two outs and nobody on or (in) a big spot, you just got to be yourself all the time,” Claeys said. “Be the best

CA Ventures’ headquarters are in Chicago, Flannery said constructing a project in Evanston is an “important achievement” and a “no-brainer.” “When we do a deal, we always look for great location, great partnership and great amenities in the community,” Flannery said. “We just think there’s a great alignment here on everything, and we just love to build projects that meet the needs of the community.” Developers anticipate construction to finish in summer of 2019, Flannery said. In addition to CA Ventures and Focus Development, the project collaboration includes bKL Architecture and interior designer blocHaus. version of yourself whenever your opportunity comes.” Sophomore outfielder Leo Kaplan, who has recorded a hit in eight of his last nine games, said the key to his success has been having patience in his at-bats. Kaplan said he’s gotten into good counts and adjusted to how pitchers are throwing differently to him in his second year. Kaplan said the team has played well, but they haven’t played their best baseball yet. “We’re just going to continue to do what we’re doing, not change anything … to play the opponent,” Kaplan said. “Obviously, I don’t think our record shows how well we’ve played this year.” Peter Warren contributed reporting.


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“Basically if you have water … you can (row) anywhere, and then everyone who does it has a connection,” Evan said. “So even if you might not be able to communicate that well, you know exactly what the other person is going through as they’re racing next to you.” Teams from the Amsterdam Student Rowing Club Nereus in the Netherlands and the University of Cambridge in England will also be participating in the Zhengzhou regatta, along with a number of other Chinese clubs that include Fenghe Sports and a team from Xidian University. Cavanaugh said the opportunities to row against clubs with well-established histories in the sport will provide learning experiences for the members of NU Crew. Ben Wagner, the assistant director of intramurals, sport clubs and Wildcat Camp at NU Recreation, will also accompany the team. Wagner said that while other clubs have had the opportunity to travel abroad in the past, this is the first club that will take an international trip in the three years he has been at NU Recreation. “I think the ability to exchange ideas or information on how different programs abroad are organized and supported, as well as just getting a better understanding on the culture of higher education and student-run organizations in China, will be very interesting and educational,” Wagner told The Daily in an email. It will be important for NU rowers to learn from how other international clubs comport themselves at big regatta events like the one in Zhengzhou, Cavanaugh said. She acknowledged that the trip also has potential to act as a recruiting tool in the future for NU Crew. “If I saw that the rowing team was going to China, I’d be like, ‘Wow, how do I get on that team?’” Cavanaugh said. “That’ll be nice for the team to be recognized more largely by the University because people don’t even realize we have a team a good chunk of the time.”

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“Other teams, they don’t have that practice every day of defending somebody who’s my height,” Korn said. “I can get balls that my defender can’t, and my teammates are really good about setting me up with certain plays or certain feeds that they know I can get because of my height.” Her versatile skill set has led to Korn often looking down at the ball in the back of the net this year. She scored her first Cats goal in the season opener against Canisius, registered her first multi-goal outing March 10 vs. Marquette and has, in recent weeks, become a key factor behind the team’s ongoing six-game win streak. It’s a far different perspective than the one Korn had in her first months in Evanston, when her only view of the net was through a camera lens. And her remarkable journey from one vantage point to the other has affected the whole team, Amonte Hiller said. “She’s a pretty amazing individual,” the coach said. “We’re lucky to have her.”




Women’s Tennis Wisconsin at No. 9 NU, 11 a.m. Saturday


“We’re just going to go out there and go attack the game and see what happens. We’re excited to head on down (to Bloomington).” — Spencer Allen, baseball coach


Friday, April 13, 2018


Korn follows road less traveled to star role for Cats By BEN POPE

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Holly Korn holds off two defenders. The 6-foot-2 attacker’s size and quick hands have helped her tally 15 goals so far this year.


No. 10 Hoosiers pose stiff challenge for NU By RYAN WANGMAN

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When Northwestern last beat Indiana on the baseball diamond — 1,798 days ago — the University had just recently hired Chris Collins as the men’s basketball coach and freshman phenom Quinn Lavelle was in 8th grade. It’s been a while. The Wildcats (9-17, 1-8 Big Ten) have lost their last seven games against the No. 10 Hoosiers (23-6, 3-2), their most recent victory a 12-1 thumping of a 2013 Indiana team that ended up reaching their first College World Series in school history and featured Kyle Schwarber, now a Chicago Cubs player. That Cats iteration failed to even qualify for the Big Ten Tournament. Dating back to 2012, NU has lost 10 of its last 12 games against the Hoosiers — who it will face in a three-game series in Bloomington this weekend — although six of the 10 defeats were decided by one run. The Cats have also lost their last five games in conference play this season and will face a tough task trying to break their losing streaks on the road trip.

Northwestern vs. No. 10 Indiana Bloomington, Indiana Friday to Sunday

Nonetheless, NU is coming off of a mid-week 2-0 win against Notre Dame in which seven pitchers combined to hold the Fighting Irish to five hits and to strike out 10 batters. Coach Spencer Allen said a win against an ACC opponent may give the team a bit of momentum and confidence going into the Indiana series. “We’re just going to go out there and go attack the game and see what happens,” Allen said. “We’re excited to head on down (to Bloomington).” The Cats’ pitching staff will likely face one of its most difficult challenges yet in a trio of hitters featured on the Hoosiers’ lineup that hit above .330 — Matt Gorski (.333), Ryan Fineman (.344) and Scotty Bradley (.389) — and two more batters that hit above .310. Allen said to contain the offensive firepower, the team has to focus on what it can control, such as executing pitches and not leaving balls up in the zone. NU will also have to contend with the conference’s top pitching staff, » See BASEBALL, page 7

Holly Korn’s collegiate career hadn’t gone as planned. Formerly a highly sought recruit out of the Minneapolis area, she’d barely played during her 2015-16 freshman year at Colgate. She’d transferred to Northwestern, underwhelmed coach Kelly Amonte Hiller in an offseason workout and been denied a spot on the team. The most involved she could be was serving as a team manager, filming practices from the sidelines. But while she filmed, she also took notes. And then, later, she did the drills herself. “I would write down all the workouts they would do from behind the camera, and then I would go do them later in the day on my own,” Korn said. “Even as a manager, I was thinking, ‘Just in case an opportunity arises, I want to be ready for it.’” A year and a half later, the now-junior has started all but two games this season as an attacker and ranks fourth on the No. 7 Wildcats (11-3, 3-0 Big Ten) in goals, with 15. But her big break initially came at a totally different position. In the lead-up to the 2017 season, freshman Julie Krupnick went down with an injury, leaving NU with only one healthy goalkeeper — then-sophomore

No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 14 Penn State

University Park, Pennsylvania 5 p.m. Saturday

Mallory Weisse — on the roster. The coaching staff was confounded. “We were just brainstorming like, ‘What are we going to do?’ and then someone said, ‘We should ask Holly to play goalie,’” Amonte Hiller said Thursday, thinking back and laughing about the situation’s absurdity. Assistant coach Tim McCormack offered Korn the new role while she was fittingly packing up the camera one day after practice, Korn said, and her reaction was an instant ‘yes.’ But neither McCormack nor Amonte Hiller — nor anyone else in the program — had any idea just how ready their camerawoman was to see the field. Motivated by her failed tryout the summer before — “I can’t take on another player at that level of fitness,” Amonte Hiller said she told Korn bluntly at the time — Korn said she’d been timing her own runs and comparing them to the scholarship players’ times for months. By the time the goalkeeper job opened, she was right in line with the players she had been filming. “I got respect and admiration for my teammates before they really got the chance to know me,” Korn said. “Seeing the kind of dedication they were putting

into running, it really changed my mindset from running as a punishment to running as something you have to do to be the best player you can be.” As a goalkeeper, the 6-foot-2 Korn saw very limited game action, allowing two goals on three total shots faced. But more importantly, she cemented her role as a capable player on the team and gained insight into the goalkeepers’ perspective, which she said she now applies to her attacking strategies. “She would stay at the end of practices for hours and take shots, and just became a very important part of the team culturewise,” Amonte Hiller said. “At the end of the season, the team identified her as a future leader of this program.” Krupnick’s return to health this past fall, combined with Korn’s newly developed chemistry with her teammates, finally afforded Korn the opportunity to move back to the attacker position she grew up playing. Amonte Hiller said she immediately noticed the junior making an impact and, after getting over her initial surprise, knew she’d be a weapon entering the spring season. That premonition proved correct. As the Cats head to Pennsylvania to face No. 14 Penn State (9-4, 3-0) in a crucial topof-the-conference battle Saturday, Korn is red hot — riding a streak of 10 goals over her last six games — and, with her basketball player-like size, is proving a nearimpossible matchup for opposing defenses. » See LACROSSE, page 7

Crew team to compete in China By ELLA BROCKWAY

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In 2016, the Northwestern club rowing team took the longest trip current varsity women’s captain Sarah Evan said she has seen during her four years as a member: 700 miles to the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. That trip will soon be surpassed in both distance and perhaps magnitude by another event, one that will take place nearly 7,000 miles away. The club rowing team will participate in this month’s “Rowing in Henan” Zhengzhou International University Rowing Regatta held in Zhengzhou, China, from April 20 to April 23. The event, which NU Crew president Katie Cavanaugh said is likely the first international trip in the club’s 37-year existence, includes a day of racing on the Longzi Lake in Zhengzhou as well as opportunities for cultural excursions. “Getting to experience a different culture and just, even though it’s a couple days and we won’t be there long at all, being able to just learn a tiny bit and be in another place where it’s going to be way different from anywhere else I’ve been is a valuable experience for everyone,” Evan said. The regatta will take place on April 21 with both a 5,000-meter and a 300meter race. A group of 20 rowers will travel to Zhengzhou, composed of two men’s and women’s teams of eight rowers each along with a spares and a

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Northwestern Crew team members row in a competition. The team will head to China later this month for the “Rowing in Henan” Zhengzhou International University Rowing Regatta.

coxswain per team. The club primarily competes in long-track races during the fall and focuses on short-track races, or sprints, in the spring. Cavanaugh said NU Crew learned of this event through a former club president based in Shanghai who had a connection with a member of Fenghe Sports, the club that is hosting this month’s regatta. She noted that Fenghe Sports is a relatively young club — it

only formed in 2011 — but rowing is a sport growing in popularity in China. The Weinberg senior added that the club’s philosophy that “you can make anyone a rower” plays into the sport’s global appeal. Evan agreed, saying the similar experiences of rowers around the world allow the sport to transcend language barriers. » See CREW, page 7

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