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Faculty talk policy change at Senate Grievances and Appeals process reform addressed By CAMERON COOK

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Faculty Senate on Wednesday discussed a revamp of the Grievances and Appeals process, which would include the creation of an ad hoc committee and stricter time limits for appeals. The process is used to determine whether action needs to be taken when a student files a complaint against a faculty member. In the new plan, an ad hoc committee will be convened. That committee’s decision will be reviewed by the dean, who can then impose a sanction. Afterwards, the faculty member may appeal within 20 days, and the dean then has another 20 days to file a response. The inclusion of specific time limits would ideally streamline the process, which Feinberg Prof. Lois Hedman said can otherwise be long and drawn-out.

However, Communication Prof. Carol Stern said that the 20-day restriction could be “frustrating” and hard to meet during the summer. The Faculty Handbook and Rights and Responsibilities committees are collaborating to revise the process. Hedman and linguistics Prof. Jennifer Cole gave a presentation in which they laid out problems with the current process and suggested changes that could make it easier for faculty to navigate grievances. Hedman said she and Cole have been working with the the Provost’s Office and multiple deans since August 2017. Their plan aims to “simplify, clarify and specify the process for faculty discipline” as well as “ensure that faculty are informed when they are the subject of a grievance” and “provide a mechanism for investigation that precedes decisions about sanctions,” according to their presentation slides. Communication Prof. Robert Hariman, the president of Faculty Senate, said the current system lacks coherence, » See FACULTY, page 6

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Squawker, a male peregrine falcon, sits on a structure at the Evanston Public Library. Squawker has returned to Evanston for 13 seasons.

EPL lovebirds’ eggs to hatch soon Library has been home to peregrine falcon nests for nearly 15 years By COLIN BOYLE

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The peregrine falcon — a species that once was endangered — is now thriving across

the Midwest in urban landscapes like Evanston’s 1st Ward. Since 2004, the falcons have taken to building their nests at Evanston Public Library, drawing widespread attention from gawking pedestrians and even garnering a heavy media following. A

perennial webcam trained on the nest has more than 180,000 views. Squawker and Fay, who are on their 13th and second seasons at EPL, respectively, are the nest’s current occupants. The two are nesting four eggs, which are

expected to hatch this week. As of Tuesday morning, all were still intact. The pair is looking to successfully raise their young after a tragic season in 2017. Last year, » See FALCONS, page 6

Whitney to open Dillo Day festival City advances ageChicago-based indie rock band is third act announced by Mayfest By JONAH DYLAN

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Indie rock band Whitney will perform as Dillo Day’s opening act, Mayfest announced Wednesday. The Chicago-based band was formed in 2015 by Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich. They released their debut album, “Light Upon the Lake,” in 2016. Mayfest co-chair Andrew Hunter told The Daily that Whitney’s Chicago connection made them a very attractive option for Dillo Day. “They have a huge following in Chicago and people know who this is,” the Weinberg senior said. “They’ve got almost a million monthly listens on Spotify, which is not something that we can say for every act that gets brought to Dillo Day.” Kakacek and Ehrlich were both members of the band Smith Westerns, which broke up in 2014. After the band broke up, they eventually reconnected to form Whitney. “Light Upon the Lake” was released to critical acclaim and was praised by a multitude of publications, including Pitchfork and The Guardian. The band released three singles off the album, including “No Woman,” “Golden Days” and

restricted building Aldermen approve introduction of development permit By SAMANTHA HANDLER

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Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich. Kakacek and Ehrlich are members of the band Whitney, which will open Dillo Day on June 2, Mayfest announced Wednesday.

“No Matter Where we Go.” Mayfest director of concerts Grant Pender said in a news release that Mayfest was especially excited by Whitney’s

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ability to perform at live shows. “In trying to balance out the lineup more this year in terms of size across the board, they’re a significantly larger opening act

than we’ve had in recent years,” Pender said. “A few days after we got them to accept our offer » See WHITNEY, page 6

Aldermen at Monday’s council meeting approved for introduction a permit for a proposed 17-story age-restricted residential building on Oak Avenue. City Council voted 7-1 to advance the special permit for the development at 1727 Oak Ave. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) voted no due to concerns about an increase in traffic on Ridge Avenue, which she said is already a congested road. “I can tell you that even in the best weather, not winter conditions or snow conditions, this was a very tight road to travel, and I’m really concerned about that,” Fiske said. “In snowy weather it was almost impossible.” The building features 169 units for seniors to reside in a “active living” environment. Johnny Carlson — principal of the developer Trammell Crow Company’s Midwest Business Unit — said the model satisfies a need for seniors who are looking to live in an urban environment and are not yet ready to move into an assisted living facility.

According to city documents, the development would offer housekeeping, transportation and meal services as residents need or request them, rather than automatically include them like is the case in an assisted living facility. He said the age restriction on the facility is 55 and up, though the average renter in these buildings is usually 72 or older. “Really it’s a way for people in Evanston to unlock their housing equity, convert from a homeownership to a rental as they age and stay in the community,” Carlson said. “That is really where we see the demand of the Baby Boomer rental.” If approved, the facility will provide residents with a variety of social activities, including workout classes, bridge clubs and movie nights, according to city documents. There will also be a public dog park and 17 affordable housing units. Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd) said in a comment section at the Planning and Development committee meeting that he supports the development, particularly after discussing the building with residents at ward and neighborhood meetings. “My reason for supporting it is just basically I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to create » See BUILDING, page 6

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Crepe business comes to Central St. By AMELIA LANGAS

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It’s been 13 years since Ryan Jones and his wife Kathia Jones met working at the now-closed Magic Pan Crepe Stand in Northbrook. Since then, the couple has gone from making crepes at the national creperie chain to owning their own local crepe business, Gotta B Crepes. Although Gotta B Crepes has been serving up made-to-order crepes at the Evanston farmers market since 2012, they recently signed the lease for a restaurant location at 2901 Central St., Ryan said, and plan on opening at the end of October. “Just to have a home base where we can just have a location for people to come in, it’ll be great,” he said. “For Evanston, so many people come to visit and people that live there, we’re just adding another great option for people to go out to enjoy a nice meal.” The couple first started making and selling their own crepes in 2010 when they lived in Chicago, Ryan said. Back then, they’d make crepes in their home and sell them out of their garage for $1. But when they moved to Evanston, he said they decided to begin cooking in a commercial kitchen. Ryan said a space opened up near their house when food incubator Now We’re Cookin’ changed locations about two years ago, and Gotta B Crepes moved into its former kitchen. But there was a problem: the space didn’t have room for sufficient seating. Kathia said the new Central Street location will be simple and elegant, with large windows for natural lighting and plenty of seating. Ryan added that the service will be quick, akin to what Gotta B Crepes offers at the farmers market. “You can come in and have a crepe made to order for you and take it out with you to go,” Ryan said. “(Or) just sit in front of the window and eat the crepe, and maybe meet up with friends or family (or) come in by yourself.”

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An employee prepares a crepe at SpoonFest last year. Gotta B Crepes, an Evanston creperie, will be opening a restaurant location at 2901 Central St. later this year.

The space was previously occupied by Rose’s Bakery but has been vacant for about two years, Paul Zalmezak, Evanston’s economic development manager, said. Zalmezak said it’s great that the space will be put to use, especially by an Evanston-based business. He added that in addition to operating out of the restaurant, Gotta B Crepes also caters. “Central Street is always pretty solid; I think (Gotta B Crepes) further stabilizes it,” Zalmezak said. “It’s a big chunk of space so I’m glad they were able to rent it. Having active businesses is really important.” Although there are many places to grab food in Evanston, Ryan said he and Kathia hope the

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ASG passes election commission guidelines reform By GABBY BIRENBAUM

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Associated Student Government Senate passed reforms to election commission guidelines Wednesday. The reforms were introduced last week by chief of staff Julia Shenkman and parliamentarian Henry Molnar. Shenkman, a Weinberg junior, said they were created by the election commission after meeting with both tickets from April’s election in an attempt to “streamline” the commission’s processes. Major changes include distinguishing between major and minor infractions, prohibiting “harassment” of members of the election commission and voters, and restricting the chief of staff from endorsing a ticket. Senator Alex Smith introduced an amendment, which passed unanimously, to strike a section the Weinberg sophomore found redundant and a clause pertaining to the commission’s authority to adjudicate potential violations. Initially, one proposed reform stated, “The

Election Commission shall have the authority to adjudicate only on any complaint that has potentially impacted the election.” However, Smith’s amendment removed that clause. He said the ambiguous phrasing could lead to an incorrect interpretation in which the election commission could choose which infractions to rule on. Smith said all infractions should be processed by the election commission, especially because of the new distinction between “strikes” and “violations,” in which only the more serious “strikes” could contribute to a campaign’s removal from the ballot. Under the change, a campaign won’t necessarily be substantially punished for a minor infraction, as could occur in the past. “If a rule is violated, it should have to go through a process where it’s adjudicated and a punishment is given,” Smith said. “You cannot restrict it to some arbitrary measurement of impact on the election.” Smith originally wanted to also strike a section that allowed the election commission to petition the Rules Committee to levy punishments not specified within the election commission guidelines, including impeachment and removal from

office. Shenkman convinced him to drop that request from his amendment. The amendment passed unanimously, and later, the amended election commission guidelines reform passed with every senator voting yes except for a single abstention. Earlier, Senate approved Nyle Arora as treasurer and Maanas Bhatt as deputy chief of staff. Arora, a Weinberg freshman, said as treasurer, he hopes to set up office hours in order to make the reimbursement process easier. “As we all know, money makes the world go around,” Arora said. “I think managing smooth financial transactions can really do a lot to make ASG an efficient organization.” Bhatt previously served on the A-status committee. Shenkman said she highly recommended him along with former chief of staff Lars Benson, vice president for A-status finances Izzy Dobbel. Bhatt said he was excited to serve in his new role. “I’m looking forward to working very closely with Julia and sort of being her right-hand man, as well as being at the disposal of ASG,” the Weinberg freshman said. Later, Amy Prochaska, a Communication

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Nyle Arora speaks at Associated Student Government Senate. The Weinberg freshman was confirmed Wednesday as the new treasurer.

freshman, and Abigail Williams, a Weinberg freshman, were unanimously elected to the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility selection committee, which selects undergraduate students to serve on the ACIR. A code change proposed by vice president for technology Spencer Colton that changed the name of his committee and title from “services” to “technology” was passed unanimously.e

Harvard professor Stuart Orkin honored with Nemmers Prize

Harvard medical school Prof. Stuart Orkin was named as a winner of the 2018 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science at Northwestern, the University announced Wednesday. NU awards five Nemmers Prizes annually to scientists whose work exhibits outstanding achievement in their respective fields. In a news release, Orkin said he was honored to earn the award. “I am very gratified, thrilled, honored and humbled by this special recognition,” he said. “My research is not mine alone, but rather a group endeavor that has benefited from the dedication of many extraordinary trainees and colleagues and from unwavering institutional support.” Orkin’s research has focused on hematology, the study of blood. He discovered mutations for an inherited blood disorder called beta-thalassemia and has also worked to understand normal blood cell development. Orkin is the fifth and final Nemmers Prize winner announced for 2018. Other winners have been announced for the earth sciences, music composition, economics and mathematics. He will deliver a lecture at Feinberg later this year. He’s also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Orkin has authored more than 450 peer-reviewed publications, according to the release. In the release, Eric Neilson, vice president for medical affairs at Feinberg, said the University was excited to present the award to Orkin. “Stuart is a pioneering physician-scientist whose discoveries have fundamentally transformed our understanding of hematology and blood diseases,” he said. “We are honored to award him the Nemmers Prize in Medical Science, which rightly recognizes his deep and lasting contributions to improving the health of humankind.” — Jonah Dylan

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Stuart Orkin. The Harvard professor earned a 2018 Nemmers Prize from Northwestern, the University announced Wednesday.



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An all-female cast rehearses for an upcoming production of “1776.” The show is sponsored by One Book One Northwestern and opens Friday.

‘1776’ rewrites US history through all-female cast By RYAN WANGMAN

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Not one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence was a woman. But for an upcoming production of “1776,” Communication junior Kelsey Robins decided to reshape that history with one simple stroke: an allfemale cast. “They’re called the Founding Fathers,” Robins said. “There’s such male-heavy, gendered language surrounding the foundation of our country. I think it’s interesting, especially now, after we were so close to having a female president, to explore … what would it be like if politics were dominated by women instead of men, as it is?” For Robins, this is a project she’s aspired to create for the past six years. After struggling to get directors onboard with the idea, she took matters into her own hands. The show — a

traditionally male-dominated musical based on the events surrounding the signing of one of America’s founding documents —- is sponsored by One Book One Northwestern, and opens Friday in Lutkin Hall with three more free performances throughout the weekend. Robins, the musical’s director, said the group engaged in “fascinating conversations” during rehearsals about the nature of gender and gender roles in performance art. She added seeing a “group of 21 badass women” onstage sends a strong message about the potential of women and dispels common female stereotypes. “So many of the roles for women — especially in musical theater unfortunately — really tend to lean on these stereotypes very heavily rather than be more fully fleshed out, which can be frustrating to see,” Robins said. One of the biggest challenges in reinventing the show was rewriting its songs for female voices, a task which Bienen sophomore Saoirse Lee took on. Lee, the show’s music director,

said many songs were changed to a higher key and all were rescored to incorporate a piano and string quartet. Lee worked on various aspects of the production for over a year, adding that each song has gone through roughly 10 different versions. Through workshops with the cast, Lee adapted each rendition to match the actors’ unique styles and approaches, she said. “It’s definitely different than anything I’ve done before,” Lee said. “It is technically (a show) that’s been done before, but it feels like … we’re doing just a new production of it. So that’s been a journey.” Communication junior Sam LiVigni, who plays John Adams in the musical, said Robins carved out rehearsal time for actors to both better understand each other’s characters and bond as individuals. This, she said, made a huge difference in how she interacted with others onstage. LiVigni said each actor understands their role in a larger context, which helps make the

play more authentic. Communication junior Lena Dudley, who takes on the role of Benjamin Franklin, stressed the importance of female audiences seeing themselves represented in theater. Dudley said she is excited to see how people receive their interpretation of “1776” compared to the original production. Dudley said in the future, she wants to experiment with “flipping the script” in more productions to shed new insight on a show’s established themes. In “1776,” this helps change the audience’s perception of the show, she said. “The audience will leave with a critical look on theater itself as well,” she said. “There are a lot of plays that have a couple female characters and you’re like ‘Oh, that’s great, right?’ And then seeing a cast that’s entirely women … people will probably be really surprised by that like, ‘This is really different,” and it’s like, ‘But why though?’”

Local theater company features #MeToo stories, issues By ANDREA MICHAELSON

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When TIME Magazine named the “Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement as its 2017 Person of the Year, John Frank (Medill ’76) and Carolyn Calzavara (Kellogg ’87) said they knew the stories of the movement would spark conversation. They decided to bring those conversations into the spotlight at the 2018 play festival for their theater company, 2nd Act Players. “We just felt it was time. This was the issue that really needs to be talked about now,” Frank said. “And the response from the playwriting world was so strong that we really felt encouraged by that.” The #MeToo Play Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday as well as May 26 and 27 at Northminster Presbyterian Church of Evanston, and features six short plays highlighting issues surrounding the #MeToo movement. The plays will be followed by a discussion panel between the playwrights, actors and speakers from various Chicago-based organizations that work against gender violence. Frank said 2nd Act Players’ board of directors chose the six plays from nearly 40 submissions they received in a script competition earlier this year. The competition called for short works written by Chicago area playwrights, which he said ties into the company’s mission to showcase new voices. Frank co-founded 2nd Act Players in 2012 with Calzavara, his wife. After Frank underwent heart surgery that year, he decided it was time to pursue

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Aayisha Humphrey, director of 2nd Act Players’ #MeToo Play Festival. The festival features six short plays highlighting issues surrounding the #MeToo movement.

his lifelong dream of writing plays. Frank said he later fell in love with acting as well, and what began as a “vanity project” quickly transformed into a fullblown theater company. Because of the festival’s focus on #MeToo, Frank said he knew he had to take a step back from his usual leadership roles to let female voices take center stage. He is co-producing, stage managing and production managing the play festival, but he said he was insistent on finding a female director.

Frank said Aayisha Humphrey, who assistant directed for 2nd Act Players last year, came to mind as a perfect candidate. When he asked her if she was interested, she immediately said yes. “It’s a privilege to be able to artistically create a platform where these stories can live, where we can dig deeper, find the issue at its root and continue to raise awareness,” Humphrey said. Humphrey said the festival is formatted as a series of staged readings. The cast of six actors will

take on various roles across the plays, so Humphrey said she plans to use costumes to distinguish between characters. The subject matter of the plays ranges from serious issues like sexual abuse to more ambiguous topics like the changing dynamics within a marriage, Calzavara said. The judging committee made sure to select a wide range of stories for the festival, she said, including some that deal with the “gray area” of gender violence. “Part of the theater’s mission is to start discussion, and I think that’s where the discussion gets interesting,” Calzavara said. “When it’s gray, it’s not so obvious that there is a bad guy and a good guy.” In that vein, playwright Jean Waller’s “Cattywampus” follows a couple through an argument about their future together. Waller said her first draft of the play focused on the lovers’ quarrel, but when she revised the script for the festival, she added more personal and political context. Waller wrote contemporary details into the play, like setting it at a women’s march and dressing the female protagonist in a knit pussy hat. She said the fact that women have been speaking out about similar issues for decades inspired her to participate in the festival. “I went to college in the ’70s. … There were women’s encounter groups, and all kinds of radical feminism, and we were finally having some of the first lawsuits about discrimination in the workplace,” Waller said. “Forty years later, and we’re still having these same conversations — why can’t we move forward?”t


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NU alum’s documentary makes BAFTA shortlist By AHLAAM DELANGE

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Even when Sebastián Pinzón Silva (Communication ’17) traveled thousands of miles from his native Colombia to study at Northwestern, he didn’t forget his roots. After moving to Chicago in 2011, Silva started his MFA degree in documentary media. His film “Palenque,” which centers on the Colombian town of San Basilio de Palenque, offered him a way to reconnect with Colombian music and tradition. Earlier this month, the documentary was selected for the 2018 British Academy of Film and Television Awards student film shortlist. It is one of 60 films chosen from more than 460 submissions across 35 countries, according to BAFTA’s website. The finalists for the awards will be announced in upcoming weeks. Silva described “Palenque” as a “musical portrait” of the town, which was the first in the Americas to break free from colonial rule. The film draws inspiration from the everyday singing that characterizes the Palenque way of life, he said. Silva remembers his grandfather playing Colombian music, which cemented for him the cultural significance music plays in the country’s culture. These memories, he said, inspired many of his creative decisions in making the musical documentary. “We wanted to capture musically the day-today life of (Palenque’s people),” Silva said. “We swayed away from it being a traditional documentary and dedicated it to the town.” Communication Prof. J.P. Sniadecki, who

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Alum Sebastián Pinzón Silva (left) and Timothy Fryett pose at the Locarno International Film Festival last year. Earlier this month, their documentary “Palenque” was selected for the 2018 British Academy of Film and Television Awards student film shortlist.

taught Silva in the master’s program, said he noticed Silva’s fascination with anthropology and international filmmaking. When Silva came to him with his idea for the documentary, Sniadecki encouraged him to follow through on his vision. Silva and a small production crew started their monthlong shoot in Palenque in the summer of 2016. Silva said the crew purposely arrived without a shot list, wanting to be guided by the organic interactions between people in the town. “It was essential for this film for us to spend time there, be a part of the time dynamics,” Silva said. “(That’s) how we come up with how we would incorporate people in the production.” Crafting bonds with the townspeople was integral for the film, Silva said. Although he had no ties to the village before filming the documentary, he has since returned to the town to stay connected to its people. Sophie Gordon (Communication ’17), a friend and colleague of Silva’s, said she watched the film through several edits. Gordon said one “wonderful thing” about the film is that it provides a musical experience. Although she has seen the film many times, she said she is still impacted by its story. “When I watch it now, as well as when I watched it the first time, I am struck by how experiential it is,” she said. “I wasn’t trying to understand the narrative; I experience it.” While Silva is excited by the attention the film is receiving, he said he wasn’t motivated by rewards or fame when he set out to make the documentary. “I created it to create it,” Silva said. “I did not see it as some project that I wanted to do well, I just wanted to make the film.”

‘Chainsmokers: The Musical!’ parodies social media By CHARLOTTE WASLH

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When Communication senior Devon Kerr first listened to the song “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey, he thought it seemed straight out of a musical. “It kind of sounded like a musical number because the singers are saying exactly what’s happening,” Kerr said. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if I wrote a whole plot with all The Chainsmokers songs?’” What started as Kerr’s passion project transformed into “Chainsmokers: The Musical!,” which premieres Friday at Alvina Krause Studio. Kerr described the show as “‘Mamma Mia!’ but with Chainsmokers songs” and said the parody weaves together his original script and hits from the EDM duo. The musical is put on in collaboration with the Department of Performance Studies and will also be available online. The show, Kerr said, revolves around a group of 20-somethings desperate for modern fame and impact: One character is an online health and wellness guru, while another longs to be a popular DJ. Kerr said the musical pokes fun at the social media-focused culture many college students are immersed in today. Kerr said he used The Chainsmokers as his muse because he believes they highlight many nuances of millennial culture. “(The Chainsmokers) are a really fascinating lens to look at our generation with because they’re pretty smart people. … They’re pretty self-aware but they still do these behaviors and say these things that are very problematic,” Kerr said. “They just are very

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Two actors perform in a rehearsal for “Chainsmokers: The Muscial!” The show premieres Friday, featuring an original script and songs by The Chainsmokers.

representative of our generation.” Weinberg junior Jack Goss plays Max, the aspiring DJ who is one of the main characters in the show. Goss said he first became involved with the parody

because he was drawn to the “ridiculous” concept of the script. Although he isn’t a fan of The Chainsmokers himself, Goss said their music offers an insight into

COMING UP Saturday, 5/19

Sunday, 5/20

• Spectrum Theatre Company presents: Project

• Spectrum Theatre Company presents: Project

• Spectrum Theatre Company presents: Project

NU 2018: Where The Water Meets The Rocks

NU 2018: Where The Water Meets The Rocks

NU 2018: Where The Water Meets The Rocks

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at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in Shanley Pavilion

at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in Shanley Pavilion

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the escapism millennials crave, pointing to the song “Paris” as an example. “It’s the generation that grew up on the Internet but also through financial crashes and a huge lack of hope for a lot of people,” Goss said. “As bad as I think their music is and as shallow as I think it is, I do think it speaks to our desperate reaching for something that will get us out of a lot of the trouble we live in.” Communication junior Nick Holterman, a coproducer of the show, said he sees The Chainsmokers’ music as a “weird soundtrack to college” because many of their biggest songs hit the charts during his time at Northwestern. Using their songs in the show, he said, was a way to comment on the “cultural trends” of the moment — from the prevalence of Instagram influencers to the rise of GarageBand EDM producers. Kerr said although the show is satirical in nature, he doesn’t think The Chainsmokers would mind, noting the duo often enjoys remixes of their work. However, out of caution, he spoke to an intellectual property lawyer, who assured him the musical is legal — both under parody law and because it is being put on “for educational purposes.” All in all, Kerr said he wanted to create something NU students could see themselves in. “I feel like a lot of the (theater) here is like, ‘This is about a divorced, Southern family in rural Mississippi,’ and that’s fine and all, but that’s not necessarily relevant to the people who go to Northwestern,” Kerr said. “I wanted to write something that really spoke to them.”

• Chainsmokers: The Musical! at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Alvina Krause Studio

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• Chainsmokers: The Musical! at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Alvina Krause Studio


• The Freshman Musical presents: Camp Rock

• The Freshman Musical presents: Camp Rock

Ahlaam Delange

the Musical at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in Harris 107

the Musical at 7:30 and 10 p.m. in Harris 107

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• One Book One Northwestern presents: 1776

• One Book One Northwestern presents: 1776

at 7 p.m. in Lutkin Hall

at 7 p.m. in Lutkin Hall

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the Chicago Tribune reported that out of three eggs, only one of the eyasses survived and flew the coop with its parents by the end of spring. This season has brought some changes for the lovebirds. With their nest, known as a scrape, situated at a new location, the two peregrines seemed to be having a tough time deciding where to stay. “The nest failed last year and there seemed to be an argument between the two birds (over where to nest),” EPL’s communications coordinator Jill Schacter said. “They seem to be going in between the old pillar and the new pillar.” Mary Hennen is the assistant collections manager at the Field Museum in Chicago and works with the Chicago Peregrine Program, which oversees Illinois’ peregrine falcon population. Hennen said the falcons are cliff-dwellers, and she cites their adaption to the urban environment as an essential part of the species’ recovery from endangerment. “The peregrine’s adaptability to the cities is what has helped the recovery be so swift,” Hennen said. Schacter has worked at EPL for five years and said there is a special bond between the library and the feathered friends. “We are their rocky cliff,” Schacter said.

Such a bond between human and peregrine is no rarity in Evanston. Locals have been drawn to the falcons throughout their 14 years in the city, fledging a close-knit community of avid aviary onlookers. Evanston resident Deborah Cohen has volunteered with birds of prey for many years and recalled the first time she saw peregrines in Evanston: She was standing on top of the Whole Foods parking lot and noticed falcons nesting on the library in 2004. “From that point on, I was committed to watching these falcons,” Cohen said. That year, Cohen found a community of residents who would also wake up early just to watch the birds in the morning. Flash forward a few years and Cohen started the Evanston Peregrine Falcon Watch, a “friendly forum for exchanging news and observations about the library Peregrine Falcons of Evanston” on Yahoo Groups. Once the peregrine eggs hatch and the eyases grow up, group members will take shifts on “fledge watch,” where members are “on hand” to observe each bird’s first flight, Cohen said. This seven-to10-day period focuses on ensuring the safety of the fledglings as they tend to lose altitude after take-off. Cohen said the group is always looking for

volunteers in the area to pick up a shift to watch for the birds. There have been many different species of falcons in Evanston over the years. These birds are known to dive through the skies at high velocities to catch prey. In what is called their hunting dive or “stoop” they can reach a top speed of up to 200 mph, making the peregrine the fastest animal in the world. These ferociously fast birds tend to stay in Evanston through early summer once the eyasses hatch and develop. EPL will also hold its annual banding ceremony shortly after the hatching, in which the baby falcons will be banded to help track the species. If the eggs hatch this week, the banding will likely be during the week of June 4, although EPL has not set a date, Schacter said in an email to The Daily. Schacter added that people can send in submissions via email to help choose names for the new peregrines. Cohen said Evanston residents are aware of and excited about their feathered neighbors. “There is a collective sense of goodwill and protectiveness toward Evanston falcons,” Cohen said. “Evanstonians are … proud to have them here in Evanston.”

for Dillo, we saw that they announced a headlining show at Millennium Park this summer, which goes to show how entrenched they are in the Chicago music scene.” Whitney is the third act announced for this year’s Dillo Day, which will take place on June 2. R&B artist Daniel Caesar and EDM artist TOKiMONSTA will also perform. Hunter said he thought Whitney’s addition to the start of the Dillo Day lineup would improve the overall experience. “This is a huge, huge thing for us,” he said. “In previous years, the opening act almost gets drowned out a little bit in terms of the talent of the other performers that are able to come to Dillo Day, and that’s just absolutely not the case with Whitney.”

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to consult the entire Senate when forming the Executive Committee and to expand the use of child care services to include faculty families.

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Faculty Senate President Robert Hariman speaks at Wednesday’s meeting. Senate discussed potential changes to the Grievances and Appeals policy.

processes,” Hedman told The Daily. “But when you are in that circumstance, it can become your whole life. For those individuals that are part of this process, it should make a big difference to them.” Senate also voted unanimously in favor of measures to strike language that made it necessary

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much-needed senior housing in our town,” Braithwaite said. The developer initially proposed to pay $1.7 million as a fee-in-lieu payment to comply with the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, but decided to instead provide the required number of on-site affordable units, according to city documents. Carlson said the developer decided to provide the units at a $3.5 million loss because they would benefit the public. Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd), however, said she is not satisfied with the list of public benefits the developer provided, saying items like affordable housing and taxes are required by law, so they should not be considered to be additional items that make the development unique. “Affordable housing is now a part of our law. I don’t consider it a public benefit that should be touted by any development,” Wynne said. “It’s part of our law. It should be done.” Wynne also said she has concerns about the increase in traffic since the development’s approval would make the corner of Ridge and Chicago Avenue go from a C to a D traffic rating. She added that the planned 10-story senior living development at 1815 Oak Ave. will already have an impact on the congestion in the area. Wynne said she is particularly worried about the impact the traffic will have on a community aimed at 55 and older residents, especially because the road serves as a truck route. “It is an enormous change that’s going to happen here in this relatively small block and with the addition of 1815 Oak it’s unpredictable of what’s going to happen,” Wynne said. “Then have 1727 Oak added to it, I think we’re going to have a lot change and… we’re just hoping for the best.”

FACULTY due process and sound evidentiary procedures. He added that the process does not lead to “effective and just” conflict resolution. Hariman said he spoke with all the deans and members of the administration, and no one believed the current system was working effectively. In an attempt to find alternate methods of conflict resolution, Hedman, Cole and their committees conducted a review of peer institutions. The survey found that other schools handled grievances in a variety of different ways based on the nature of the complaint. “We just wanted to see what was out there,” Hedman said. “We just wanted ideas. When you construct something new, you want to see how other people — our peers — have solved this.” The proposed changes do not include directives for handling sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, for which legal provisions already exist. Conflicts between members of the faculty are also not covered, Hedman said, because they tend to be more complicated. Senate had a discussion about the plans, and Hedman and Cole will be accepting feedback on their ideas until May 30. Though the reforms will not affect the majority of faculty, the simplification of the process should save everyone time and effort, Hedman said. “Very few people have to go through these



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Wildcats book place in NCAA Championships at Regionals By SOPHIE MANN

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After three days of intense play at NCAA Regionals, Northwestern will advance to the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the first time since 2011. The Wildcats pushed past No. 25 Wake Forest, as well as a slew of unranked teams, to join four other teams from the Regional in Columbus, Ohio in advancing to the finals. In addition to NU, conference rival No. 12 Illinois and No. 1 Oklahoma State also advanced from the Columbus Regional. The Cats tied with the Cowboys and No. 13 Texas Tech for the best score on Wednesday. NU’s top finisher at the end of Day 3 was junior Ryan Lumsden. He finished the day at 5-under and 2-under overall, tying for the fourth-best score of the tournament. Lumsden said after the heartbreak of barely missing the finals last year, the team was determined to not let history repeat itself. Coach David Inglis recalled the narrow loss last year at Regionals

as well, and said he was proud and excited about how far the team had come since. “You have to learn from the difficult times,” Inglis said. “We’ve become a better team as the year’s gone on and that’s the encouraging thing. Just really proud of the guys and how hard they fought, and to produce some of their best golf today when it really mattered shows how far they’ve come.” Both Lumsden and Inglis said they were excited for the seniors to get their first opportunity to play at the NCAA Championships. Seniors Dylan Wu and Sam Triplett finished in 16th and 42nd place respectively. Triplett was named Second Team All-Big Ten this year and Academic All-Big Ten the previous two seasons. Wu, who was named to this year’s AllBig Ten First Team, has also been named Academic All-Big Ten twice and has had 19 Top 10 finishes in his collegiate career. Wu said the course for the National Championships — Karsten Creek — is challenging, so playing hard, especially in such a tough field, will be vital. “You really just have to stay patient

and remember that every shot counts,” Wu said. “For me, it’s just doing the same thing I’ve been doing all four years in college: fighting for every shot possible.” Inglis said if the Cats can improve even a little from practice this week, they will have a good chance at the title. Lumsden said that they have learned a lot even during the past few days of competition. Keeping big numbers off their scorecards will be key to navigating a field of tough teams like the ones they’ll be facing, Lumsden said. But, at the end of the day, just getting to the finals is a relief, Wu said. After a nearly decade-long finals drought, the Wildcats planto leave it all out on the course, he said — especially Triplett and himself, as they finish up their collegiate careers at Karsten Creek. “Now we have nothing to lose; we can play our heart out,” Wu said. “We can just go out there and show people we can play against them. It’s definitely a great way to end my senior year.” Daily file photo by Lauren Duquette



Cats prep for NCAA Regional Pitching staff looks to By ANDREW GOLDEN

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Two years after losing in the Athens Regional of the NCAA Tournament, Northwestern will travel back to Georgia for revenge this weekend. The Wildcats (36-17, 14-8 Big Ten) will face the California Golden Bears (34-19, 7-16 Pac-12) in their first game of the doubleelimination tournament, before facing either the Georgia Bulldogs (43-11, 16-8 SEC) or the Harvard Crimson (23-16, 14-7 Ivy League) in the next round. NU’s current roster includes 10 of the players from the 2016 Athens Regional team. Four of the ten holdovers — senior center fielder Sabrina Rabin, junior left fielder Morgan Nelson, senior catcher Sammy Nettling and senior right fielder Brooke Marquez — started all three games for the Cats in that tournament. Coach Kate Drohan said the seniors’ experience and influence has benefited the team all season. “Our senior leadership in general has really been the backbone of our team and that ’s really helped our freshmen come around quickly,” Drohan said. “Especially what I’m getting from them right now; their attitude and their motivational level is great.” Along with the nine players from 2016, there are a lot of new pieces on the team now as well. This time around, Nelson feels that this team is different from the one that competed in Athens two years ago. “ We only have one fifth-year this year, so we really have a young team,” Nelson said. “We have a lot of talent and I think we have a faster team than we did back then. I think our speed is going to throw them off.” Drohan added NU has a more balanced offense with more depth through the lineup than in years past.

Nelson said the team focused on offense in practice this week because they know they will have to produce this weekend. “We’re going to be very aggressive, but we’re going to let the game come to us,” Nelson said. “We’re kind of priding ourselves on being a hitting team and so we’re going to hit extra this week. We’re going to do all the necessary steps to attack these pitchers.” The Cats will face California, who had a team ERA of 2.45 this season. If they get past the Golden Bears on Friday, they will likely have to face the Bulldogs, the regional host. Georgia had a combined ERA of 2.06, including four pitchers with an ERA below three. NU has relied on freshman pitcher Kenny Wilkey for most of the season and sophomore Morgan Newport has found her rhythm late in the campaign. Drohan said that having both Wilkey and Newport is like having two No. 1 pitchers available whenever they are needed.

“Right now, we have two pitchers who can pitch in any game,” she said. “The team plays well behind both of them. They are very comfortable with their pitching style and they have good anticipation.” Although the Cats are very confident behind their two pitchers, Drohan said executing defensively remains a priority because they struggled last weekend. With their season on the line, Drohan said that the memories of missed opportunities will be all NU needs to propel the team through the regionals. “What I think is going to help us the most this weekend is our experience of falling short in ’16, but also our experience of falling short last weekend,” she said. “Watching someone else do a dogpile on the field in front of you is pretty motivating. … To be able to get on the field five days later and do something about it, that’s pretty neat.”

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Morgan Nelson takes a hack at a pitch. The junior was a starter the last time Northwestern competed in a Regional in 2016.

carry team into future By CHARLIE GOLDSMITH

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Two weeks ago, head coach Spencer Allen was forced to manage a difficult set of circumstances. Freshman Jack Pagliarini, who leads starters with 54 strikeouts and a 3.99 ERA, could have started and given Northwestern a better chance at staving off elimination from Big Ten Tournament contention. But Pagliarini’s arm was tight, and the Wildcats were already 12 games below .500 in conference play heading into the series finale against Purdue. Keeping the freshman’s future in mind, Allen rested him and the Wildcats were eliminated. “We just want to make sure that we don’t take too many chances,” Allen said after NU lost 9-2 against the Boilermakers. “We really like his future, and we really want to make sure that Jack is feeling 100 percent.” Throughout the season, Allen has faced the challenge of managing a starting rotation of three underclassmen — Pagliarini, freshman Quinn Lavelle and sophomore Hank Christie — while having four games scheduled nearly every week. And they’ve mostly been able to keep the team competitive when they start. In their season-ending series against Belmont (17-35, 11-19 OVC), the Cats (16-30, 6-18 Big Ten) can go through the promising rotation one more time, hoping to see three more positive showings in an otherwise forgettable season. Each of the three starters has had moments this season when they’ve used their best skills to overpower Big Ten competition. Pagliarini, whose status for this weekend is unknown, struck out eight batters in fewer than six innings twice last month — against both Michigan and Michigan State. In both games, the 6-foot-1 lefty used his fastball to blow past hitters. Lavelle, who leads the team with 65.2 innings pitched and has a 4.52 ERA, threw a complete game shutout against Maryland in his second

conference start and earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week recognition in April. Christie pitched seven shutout innings in his most recent outing and has made it at least five innings in all but two of his conference starts. No one else who has started more than one game this season has an ERA lower than 7.30. Allen said the Cats’ lack of pitching depth was an issue in their 19-10 loss Tuesday to Notre Dame. “We started walking some guys,” he said. “And our pitching depth got exposed a little bit.” NU stayed in the game early against the Fighting Irish as a result of the effort of freshman pitcher Anthony Alepra, starting his first game of the season. Alepra, who started in place of struggling spot-starters Ryan Bader and Danny Katz, was supposed to give two or three innings until he handed the reins to the bullpen. Two days after his last relief appearance, the freshman made it through five innings, allowing just two runs before fatigue caught up with him in the sixth. “I like to go as deep as I can whenever I get the chance,” Alepra said. “The slider was working sometimes, fastball had decent location and command. That worked. The changeup was not great today, but that’s fine. That happens.” Throughout the season, the bullpen has been pillared by Richard Fordon and closer Tommy Bourdignon, two senior relievers playing in the final games of their collegiate careers this weekend. Bourdignon leads the team with a 3.73 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched, and Fordon set career-highs this year with 31 innings pitched and 29 strikeouts. Whether Alpera jumps next season into a regular starting role or becomes a keystone in the bullpen, the freshman is hoping to see the pieces start to come together this weekend. “I’m hoping we can go out with a bang,” Alepra said. “Get a sweep and finish the season strong.”

The Daily Northwestern – May 17, 2018  
The Daily Northwestern – May 17, 2018