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Ludlow responds to allegations By CIARA MCCARTHY and ALLY MUTNICK daily senior staffers @mccarthy_ciara, @allymutnick

The professor accused of sexually assaulting a Medill junior in 2012 released a statement Thursday denying the student’s allegations and claiming she “initiated friendly communications� with him the day after the alleged assault took place. The student filed a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern on Monday, claiming the school failed to act after she reported the alleged sexual assault by philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow. Ludlow is not named as a defendant in the suit. Ludlow released a statement through his attorney, Kristin Case, on Thursday afternoon disputing the student’s allegations. Ludlow denies he sexually harassed or assaulted the student, Case said in the statement. “We have corroborating evidence that (the student) propositioned Mr. Ludlow,� Case said in the statement. “He refused her advances.� Case said she and Ludlow are in possession of social media communications and text messages showing the student initiated “very friendly� contact with Ludlow the day after the reported assault and again in the week following it. The student

asked to meet with Ludlow in person and came to a conference he was attending, Case said. “At that time, Mr. Ludlow told her, as he had in the past, that he did not want to be romantically involved with her,â€? Case said in the statement. The statement comes a day after the student’s attorney released his own statement including a copy of an email Joan Slavin, director of the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office, wrote to the student. In the email, Slavin says after an investigation, she concluded Ludlow made “unwelcome and inappropriate sexual advancesâ€? toward the student. Case said Ludlow had never been contacted by police nor notified of any criminal complaint. “Mr. Ludlow is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit or any lawsuit by (the student),â€? Case said in the statement. “That, alone, speaks volumes about this case.â€? The student’s attorney, Kevin O’Connor, said Wednesday the student had filed a police report about one year after the night in question. Political science Prof. Jacqueline Stevens said Thursday she went with the student to file a report with the Chicago Police Department about a year Âť See LUDLOW, page 10

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SAY YOUR GOODBYES The renovation of Kresge Hall is scheduled to begin later this year. Classes will be moved to several other Northwestern buildings to accommodate the construction, which will run through at least 2017.

Kresge set to close by August By REBECCA SAVRANSKY

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After years of planning, the renovation of Kresge Hall is scheduled to begin later this year, spurring some faculty concern over the relocation of classes and departments.

Paul Weller, director of facilities planning, said more than 20 departments and programs and 19 registrar classrooms will be moved to temporary “swing� rooms, the locations of which are currently being finalized to accommodate both students and faculty. Weller said Kresge’s size and multitude of rooms are posing significant problems in preparing for the renovation.

“The issue that we have is that there are what we refer to as ‘departmentallydefined seminar rooms, conference rooms, classrooms,’â€? Weller said. “Those are spaces that we’re replacing in part, as of now, but we’re not going to be able to replace all of them.â€? He said the building is scheduled Âť See KRESGE, page 10

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Northwestern’s endowment grew to $7.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2013, an increase of 9.2 percent from the previous year. The fund grew much faster than it did in FY2012, which saw a modest 2.5 percent increase. Will McLean, NU’s chief investment officer, attributed the performance primarily to favorable market conditions and a strong investment portfolio. “We outperformed pretty nicely over the last 12 months,� McLean said, “both in the U.S. and international markets.� The 2013 financial report, released earlier this year, details the University’s financial activities over the course of the FY2013, which spanned from September 2012 to August 2013. During that time, NU’s investment portfolio grew 11.6 percent, according to the report. McLean said NU outperformed especially in equities, such as

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publicly traded stocks, as overall markets improved in both the U.S. and abroad. Domestic market value increased 24 percent over the fiscal year, while international markets improved by 18 percent. “Those things were really driving that performance,� he said. Since the fiscal year ended, McLean said, the endowment has increased even more dramatically to its current worth, about $8.7 billion, growing by almost a billion dollars in about five months. McLean attributes the more

recent increase to the investment of proceeds from Lyrica, an antiseizure drug developed by NU researchers, as well as the sale of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation to Northwestern Memorial Healthcare. “For now, the news is pretty positive,â€? he said. McLean said the endowment had improved in comparison to other universities. Additional increases to the Âť See endowment, page 9

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GET WILD Students cheer on Northwestern’s basketball team Saturday aganst Nebraska. Wildside, NU’s student section, has been working on different theme days in an effort to get more students to attend basketball games.

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As part of Wildside’s effort to encourage different student groups to come together to attend Northwestern athletic

events, the student section will host its first Multicultural Student Affairs night at Sunday’s men’s basketball game against Minnesota. “We’ve really just been working on making the arena and the student Âť See WILDSIDE, page 9

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Around Town Medical examiner earns accreditation By JOSEPH DIEBOLD

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The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has earned provisional accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners, Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday. The Association “recognizes that the office is making substantial progress toward or meeting professional standards in key areas of operations, staffing and procedures,” according to a news release from Preckwinkle’s office. The announcement comes about two years after Preckwinkle pledged to reform the office following reports of overcrowding and the firing of two workers. In January 2012, photos surfaced of bodies, some of which were rotting, stacked on shelves at the morgue. The county’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Nancy Jones, left the office that summer. Dr. Stephen Cina, who joined Preckwinkle for Thursday’s announcement, was hired in September 2012 to replace Jones. “My administration has focused on making

Police Blotter City teen battered with baseball bat

Several people battered an Evanston teenager with a baseball bat Monday evening, police said. Unknown people approached the 17-year-old boy after 5 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Dodge Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The boy was hit with the bat at least once. Police responded at about 5:40 p.m., at which point the attackers had already left the scene. The 17-year-old was transported to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment for a possible dislocated shoulder, Parrott said. Detectives are investigating the incident, Parrott said.

the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office a model of professionalism and operating efficiency,” Preckwinkle said in the release. “Gaining provisional accreditation shows the remarkable progress that has been made under Dr. Cina’s leadership.” Cina said the office will continue to pursue full accreditation, primarily by filling open positions and making additional facility improvements. The office investigates more than 5,000 deaths per year and has capacity to perform up to 3,000 autopsies. “Our staff is committed to providing the highest level of service to the citizens of Cook County, and NAME accreditation recognizes that commitment,” Dr. Cina said in the news release. “They worked hard to transform us into one of the premier death investigation agencies in the country in just two short years. This achievement would not have been possible without the strong support of our County’s leadership.” Preckwinkle called the two-year shift “a remarkable achievement.” “Perhaps most importantly, this announcement should serve as an assurance to those

Thief steals vodka, Mucinex from Walgreens

A thief stole several hundred dollars worth of goods from Walgreens on Wednesday, police said. A man entered the store, 635 Chicago Ave., just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday with a duffel bag, Parrott said. When he left the store, sensors at the door sounded. An employee reported the man stole several hundred dollars worth of items, including bottles of vodka, Mucinex, razor blades and body lotion, Parrott said. ­— Ciara McCarthy

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Profs win award in science visualization contest By jordan harrison

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Northwestern researchers won an award last year in the National Science Foundation’s science visualization contest for a video on their work creating spherical nucleic acids, pieces of DNA packed around a nanoparticle core that can be used in gene therapy. Chemistry Prof. Chad Mirkin and researcher Prof. Sarah Petrosko created the video, which received the People’s Choice award in the the video category of the 2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The foundation publicly named winners last week. “Professor Mirkin and I and a lot of other people in the lab were following the results pretty closely,� Petrosko said. “It was really close down until the final hours of voting.� The nucleic acids the team creates may be able to be used in therapies for different kinds of genetic diseases. The contest, co-hosted by Science Magazine, aims to encourage better communication between scientists and non-scientists through videos, photos,

Man brings substance claimed to be cyanide to University Health Service

Someone connected to the University brought three vials of what he claimed was cyanide to Northwestern University Health Service on Thursday afternoon, causing part of the building to be quarantined and drawing emergency responders to the scene. The man entered Searle at about 1:30 p.m. and turned in a plastic bag of what he said was cyanide to a doctor, said University spokesman Bob Rowley, who declined to elaborate on the man, citing privacy concerns.

games and other visuals. Winners of the contest had their work featured in the magazine. David Giljohann With text, ... you (Weinberg ‘03 and ‘09), kind of have chief executive officer of to rely on your AuraSense Therapeutics, said his biopharmaceutibrain to pick cal company works with up the slack. the spherical nucleic acids represented in the Quintin video and is looking into Anderson, its applications in theracreative director pies for diseases such as of The Seagull brain and lung cancer. Company “Quite simply, when you create these arrangements of nucleic acids, there’s a natural, biological ability of cells to recognize and internalize these structures,� Giljohann said. “If you use the correct sequences on the spherical nucleic acid structure, you can actually regulate genes.� Petrosko said the nucleic acids can be structured to have different properties that theoretically make them useful for treating a variety of genetic diseases.

Mirkin partnered on the project with Quintin Anderson, the creative director of The Seagull Company, who animated the video. Anderson said his science animation business started with an online video he watched to study for a cell biology exam as an college student. “After I watched this animation, it just made so much sense to me,� Anderson said. “It had a pretty big effect on me. Instead of going to med school, I started leaning toward animation and during grad school I started to get serious about it. It sort of just snowballed into me deciding to try to make a living doing this.� Petrosko said Anderson worked on the video with the Mirkin Research Group for about a year before entering the contest. Anderson said animation can help people visualize scientific processes, especially in biology. “Biology happens in 3-D space and time, and so when you are using a medium like animation, you are communicating that information in 3-D space and time,� Anderson said. “With text, you lose all that and you kind of have to rely on your brain to pick up the slack.� jordanharrison2017@u.northwestern.edu

University Police, the Evanston fire department and members from the Office for Research quarantined the lobby of Searle, where the man brought the vials. After isolating the substance to a five-gallon container, officials brought it to Technological Institute to determine if the substance in question was cyanide. The entire incident lasted about 30 minutes, Rowley said. The building was not evacuated. The man had already left the building by the time UP arrived, Rowley said. “To the best of their knowledge, no one else is at risk,� Rowley said. The yellow liquid in the containers was consistent with a substance called benzyl cyanide, Rowley said. The substance will be tested Friday to determine if it is cyanide. — Ally Mutnick

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VISUAL SUCCESS Northwestern professors created a video describing the physical and chemical properties of spherical nucleic acids. The video received a People’s Choice award in a visualization competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

the resources of four of California’s top research institutions — UCLA, Caltech, UC Berkelely and Stanford — to increase the numbers of minority faculty and researchers in national laboratories and industry. The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate is funded with a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support underrepresented minority students — African-Americans, Latinos, American Indians, Pacific Islanders and others — in math, physical and computer sciences and engineering. — Carla Rivera (Los Angeles Times)



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Embrace interracial dating at NU Jennifer Yamin

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It wasn’t until I attended a MIXED — a student group for people of mixed racial descent — dinner that I realized how many different ethnicities, or combinations of them, exist on our campus. Students from Venezuela, Japan, Italy, Guatemala and a myriad of other countries were all squeezed into just one dinner table. MIXED also held an event Wednesday called “Interracial Dating” that included a panel of three guests: Asian American Studies and African American Studies Prof. Nitasha Sharma, Ph.D. candidate Kareem Khubchandani and professional marriage and family counselor Jakara Hubbard. Kalina Silverman, the co-founder and co-president of MIXED, explained the goals of the panel. “Hopefully, this panel will help clear up as well as bring to light some of the complications in the world of interracial dating,” Silverman said. After the event’s discussion, I thought about interracial dating at NU. No one has exact data on the dating dynamic we experience on campus, but I have noticed the opportunity for interracial dating is more than possible. Silverman noticed the relevance of such a topic on campus as well. “As we gain increased levels of independence and choice, we are now positioned to consider more of the complexities about whom we choose to date and eventually settle down with,” she said. “As colleges are becoming more and more ethnically and culturally diverse, interracial dating becomes especially prevalent on campuses. And despite many people believing that it’s not a hot or relevant topic, it is actually especially pertinent today.” I truly have experienced this pertinence Silverman speaks of. As a half-Korean, half-Lebanese female, you can trust me when I say that interracial dating can bring about many benefits. One advantage I continue to see as a result of my parents’ marriage is an exposure to different, yet amazing, foods. My family’s Thanksgiving dinner consists of tastes from all around the world. In addition to the obligatory turkey, the table includes Lebanese specialties like kibbe and Arabic rice and hummus, which sit beside the Korean beef, noodles and vegetables. Of course, dating a person of a different race doesn’t automatically ensure delicious foods will magically appear on your plate, but it allows you to experience a broader variety of meals and discover ingredients previously foreign to you. It’s not just new food that results from a heterogeneous relationship but also the opportunity to learn about other cultures. By dating a person of a different race or ethnicity, you expose yourself to new experiences. You become more aware of different cultures, lifestyles and histories from individual perspectives your books can’t teach you about. You improve your understanding of the world and its specific cultural relationships. We should open up the window for interracial dating, especially for those who have not considered it or feel held back by another’s race. By making these couples more visible in society, and even here on campus, the stigma surrounding interracial dating can slowly disappear. By stigma, I mean that look my family sometimes receives when we walk into a restaurant and sit down at a table. Although we are a normal family, we can still sense the puzzlement in people’s eyes when they see us together. Silverman said she has observed the stigma as well, citing a recent Cheerios commercial depicting a biracial family that drew some backlash. Multiculturalism in relationships is growing but not at an especially impressive rate. It may take time, but hopefully there will be a day when a Cheerios commercial won’t receive criticism for having an interracial family, a day when my family won’t receive those second looks in a restaurant. In order to remove any prejudice associated with interracial dating, we must simply engage in it. Jennifer Yamin is a Communication sophomore. She can be reached at jenniferyamin2016@u.northwestern.edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

‘Frozen’ thaws even adult hearts meredith goodman

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Spoiler alert: The following column contains (vague) spoilers for the plot of the recent Disney movie “Frozen.” Please proceed with caution! During the last weeks of Fall Quarter, I heard many friends excitedly discuss the movie “Frozen.” As they sang songs from the movie and told me how adorable it was, I knew I had to see it for myself. I made plans with a friend to see the movie as an end-offinals treat. “Frozen” is an animated PG movie, and given that, I expected some predictable kids’ movie gimmicks and cute cartoons (the reindeer Sven and the snowman Olaf provided some much-needed comic relief). What I received, however, was a full-on emotional blitz. Watching the ship scene made me tear up. Listening to “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” overwhelmed me with sisterly guilt for not spending more time with my younger brother. “Let It Go” was an inspiring anthem to show and be proud of my true self. “Fixer Upper” was a powerful reminder that the people I love are not always perfect, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t always love me. After experiencing all of these overwhelming feelings in the theater, I couldn’t let them go (see what I did there?) when I got home. Typically, when I go to an emotionally intense movie, I have two discussions — one with whomever I went to the movie with, and one recounting to my parents how the movie was and how it affected me. And then, because such intense emotions weigh so heavily on me, I dump them and go back to my regular life, thinking about happy things and keeping busy. But “Frozen” kept me thinking and engaged throughout Winter Break and beyond. I listened to my favorite tracks on the soundtrack repeatedly, read articles about the movie’s symbolic meanings, and gushed with friends over Olaf. I couldn’t stop analyzing what the movie

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had made me think about my relationships with my friends, my boyfriend, my family. It seems like many of my peers are in the same boat as me. When I got back to campus, I was promptly greeted by several fellow “Frozen” fans who gushed over their favorite moments and offered analysis about what the movie meant to them. It was refreshing seeing college students get so excited about something made for eight-year-old viewers. Seeing all of these “Frozen” articles and hearing all of my fellow students talk about the movie demonstrates the power the movie has to foster conversations about mature, adult issues. “Frozen” mirrors the struggles that my generation faces with multiple complex themes and variations. For example, there is a popular interpretation that “Frozen” signifies the challenges LGBT people face coming out. Several of my friends agree Elsa, locked away because of her unique abilities, could be a symbol for a gay teenager. Her song “Let It Go” represents a triumphant “coming out” and a proud

acknowledgment of her sexual orientation. Others argue Elsa embodies a person suffering from mental illness. Elsa is locked away in her room, personifying the isolation and stigmatization many people with mental illness suffer from. When she is banished from the kingdom, she builds a giant castle of snow and ice, locking herself in and further separating herself from the rest of the world. Even the ever-present cold and the ice symbolize a coldness of spirit, a frozen heart. Whatever interpretation one takes of “Frozen,” I appreciate its ability to get my generation talking about the real issues that affect us. From mental illness to sexual orientation, or even just relationships in general, “Frozen” is a crucial step in tackling many contemporary issues that college students face. Meredith Goodman is a Weinberg junior. She can be reached at meredithgoodman2015@u.northwestern. edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

What have you done in club roles? Meera Patel

Daily columnist @soshaloni

Often at Northwestern, people ask what you’re involved in on campus. It’s a good way to get to know people, figure out mutual friends or discover a nice talking point. What annoys me, however, is how the emphasis is on quanYou can have tity over quality. Let me explain: quality and I can’t tell you how quantity, but many people I know who pride themselves it’s a fine line being on every between being on single executive board busy and being at NU. Often, you can overwhelmed. tell who these people are based on their email signatures. Do you really need to list every single organization and position you have ever held in your email signature? I get annoyed enough with my own signature, which attaches itself at the end of every single email I send, even if it’s

just a one-word response. Everyone I email doesn’t need to know all the organizations I’m in, or what my status is in all of them. If I need to say a title for a position for a specific email, I’ll add the relevant title in; I don’t need them to know every single other one I hold. Quality and quantity have an inverse relationship. Sure, to an extent, you could be in many clubs and still do your best at all of them. But add to the mix academics and your friendships in college, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. If you have too many leadership positions, something has got to give, whether it’s your schoolwork, friends or dedication to one organization. You can have quality and quantity, but it’s a fine line between being busy and being overwhelmed. These days, I’ve stopped asking people what they do on campus. In the past, I loved talking to people about NU, but every time I’ve asked someone a question, they launched into a long story of what executive boards they’re on and what they want to run for in the future. The truth is, I don’t care about how many executive boards you’re on. I don’t want to know how you’ve been a part of every group on this campus. What matters at the end isn’t always what positions you’ve held; it’s what

you’ve done in those roles. I used to ask the question because I want to know what you’re passionate about and what you spend your time doing. I want to see your face light up when you talk about a project that you’re working on outside of class. Even if you are passionate about a lot of things on campus, and part of a thousand societies and clubs, I want to hear what you do as part of every one of those societies, because there must be a reason you’re a part of them. If you’re passionate about all organizations but aren’t contributing specifically to any of them, I don’t really see the point of listening to you talk about it. You have no credibility if you aren’t a true contributor. It’s not about what you’re in, it’s about why. Why did you choose this organization to join? And why did you stay? It may be the people, the cause, the community it brings. Your passion is what makes you you, and that’s what matters, in the end. The way to make a difference is to do something you really want to do and give it everything you’ve got, whether you have a title or not. Meera Patel is a McCormick junior. She can be reached at meera@u.northwestern.edu. If you want to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@dailynorthwestern.com.

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AA group begins meetings at NU By REBECCA SAVRANSKY

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Dean of Students Todd Adams lent his support last week to an Alcoholics Anonymous group, approving the use of campus space for the organization’s weekly meetings. Adams said the group, officially called Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book and 12 Steps and 12 Traditions Group, is unaffiliated with the University and the campus location is serving as a central meeting place for both Northwestern students and other residents in need of this service. This is not the first time NU has offered space for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Adams said. He said community members welcomed the addition of the group holding meetings on campus. “Since my arrival last year, I have received feedback from community members that

having an AA group meet on campus would be beneficial,� Adams wrote in an email. According to the 2012 Alcohol and Other Drug Survey completed by 653 NU undergraduates, 10 percent of students thought they might have a problem with alcohol and more than 30 percent said their studying had been disrupted as a result of other students’ alcohol usage. Alex Van Atta, Associated Student Government executive vice president, said ASG helped to spread the word about the meetings after hearing about the idea. Van Atta, a McCormick senior, said emails addressing the subject were sent out on the ASG email list to reach a wide range of students. The meetings will have a positive influence on campus and will make a huge difference for anyone in need of the service who was previously unable to access it, Van Atta said. “We see time and time again that the model of peer listening and students helping students is a really solid model,� he said. “We see more group-based peer support, peer

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listening services really being vital to changing behavior.� Van Atta said the system received positive feedback at other universities and hopes it will be as valuable at NU. After the announcement, he said he has only seen optimistic responses from students. The group will meet every Thursday in Seabury Hall from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. However, due to the nature of the group, Adams said he could not comment on the number of people who have attended or give other details about the meetings. Lisa Currie, director of health promotion and wellness, said the AA program had been missing from campus over the last several years and would be a positive addition. “In any population, there are always individuals in recovery who desire this kind of peer support,� she wrote in an email. “NU students now have the opportunity to seek it out right here on campus.�

Northwestern’s Theatre and Interpretation Center was recently ranked 13th on Best College Reviews’ list of the 25 best college campus theaters. The center, known for its four unique venues and all-white box-like shape, holds nearly 40 productions per year, according to the review. In addition to putting on shows directed by those with fine arts degrees and guest artists, the theater also puts on completely student-run productions, including the Waa-Mu Show, which is the nation’s oldest student-run production. This academic year, the center is featuring Joseph Hanreddy, an award-winning director and playwright, and Nick Bowling, associate artistic director for the TimeLine Theatre. Best College Reviews ranked the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in New York as the top college campus theater, noting its unique building design and interior.

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CHICAGO — A University of Chicago scholar’s “alternative history� of Hinduism will be barred from India by its publisher — and its existing copies pulped — to settle an extensive legal battle a conservative group there launched against the tome. Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus: An Alternative History,� is a 2009 book from the longtime divinity professor and noted Hinduism scholar “that offers a new way of understanding one of the world’s oldest major religions,� according to its publisher. Critics of the text, however, decry it as an objectionable, incorrect and illegal representation of Hinduism. That prompted the New Delhi-based Shiksha Bachao Andolan Committee to lodge complaints against Doniger and The Penguin Group publishing giant, in a case that underscores the clout of India’s religious society while

prompting concerns about the status of free expression in the rapidly developing country. Doniger, in a statement posted on social media, expressed anger and disappointment at the settlement. “And I am deeply troubled by what it foretells for free speech in India in the present, and steadily worsening, political climate,� she said. Monika Arora, a New Delhi-based lawyer representing the conservative Hindu activists, said that under the court settlement, Penguin Books India would withdraw the book from publication and the plaintiffs would withdraw their case. A scanned copy of the purported settlement agreement was posted online this week, but U.S. and India-based representatives of The Penguin Group did not speak publicly or respond to requests for comment about the case. Arora verified that the settlement agreement distributed online was accurate. The document

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state that is the subject of a territorial dispute with Pakistan. “I started reading this book from page one but I left it ... because it is so vulgar,� Batra said. “It is not dignified, it injures the feelings of so many and I could not proceed further. It is criminal.� Legal experts said Penguin may have been spurred to settle the case because of India’s defamation laws, which make publishers, not just authors, subject to criminal prosecution. Doniger, in her statement, described the law as “the true villain of this piece,� and “a law that jeopardizes the physical safety of any publisher, no matter how ludicrous the accusation brought against the book.� Batra dismissed comments by some intellectuals that the legal action signaled a rollback of free speech in India.

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section the most inclusive thing,” Wildside spokeswoman Noor Hasan said. “We want it to be a place for students.” Sunday will be the first time a game’s theme will revolve around Multicultural Student Affairs. Those attending are encouraged to follow the theme “Express Yourself!” by wearing something representing their community, which can include a cappella groups, dance teams, ethnic communities and religious groups. “I thought it’d be a real cool opportunity to harness the energy that there is in Multicultural Student Affairs,” Hasan, a Weinberg senior, said. “All of those communities make up the social fabric of Northwestern.” Ryan Chenault, assistant director of marketing for the athletic department, said he is “completely supportive” of Wildside’s efforts to draw more students to games. He also thought the theme nights have helped the team improve student attendance. He said although there is a certain group of die-hards who attend every game, this approach encourages students who may not normally go to a basketball game to become involved. “We want to expose different types of people to basketball and if they can do it in the comfort of their friends or the groups they’re comfortable with, so be it,” he said. “Hopefully they have a good time and want to come back to more games.”

As a member of the International Student Association, McCormick freshman Alex Wang, said he thinks the theme nights are a good way to bring people together. Basketball is a universal sport, unlike American football, Wang said. He recalled during orientation for international students last fall, some students attended a football game and could not follow the game. “With basketball, it’s more understood,” Wang said. Wildside has hosted past theme nights, including a night for peer adviser groups, residential colleges and Dance Marathon teams. Hasan said the attendance at the games has remained fairly consistent, but one of the most successful was for the Jan. 25 home game against Iowa. The game was part of a Big Ten-wide annual event called the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, where coaches from all over the country wore sneakers with their suits to raise awareness for cancer research. “I think the best thing about the theme nights and the community atmosphere that they contribute to is that students come to the games with a community-based intention,” Hasan said. “It really ignites a personal school pride.” Sunday’s event will begin with a pre-game tailgate at 3:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall, with food and drinks provided to multicultural student groups. The game will tip off at 5 p.m. at Welsh-Ryan Arena. oliviaexstrum2017@u.northwestern.edu

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endowment can be attributed to alumni giving. According to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, alumni donated a total of $104 million in the 2013 fiscal year, with $28 million in donations going to the endowment. Eugene Sunshine, NU’s senior vice president for business and finance, wrote in the financial report that both gifts and endowment earnings support the University’s overall goal of maintaining balanced revenue sources. “While Northwestern is not immune from the challenges currently facing higher education in general, and private research institutions in particular ... it is well positioned to respond to them while advancing the important goals and objectives of its strategic plan,” he wrote.

McKeown and his players also think they learned valuable lessons from the blowout loss against Minnesota that will give them an edge. “We’re still trying to find ourselves because we’re so young,” McKeown said. “That game, I think we just had a lot of mental mistakes. I think we learned some things, like every game so far.” Douglas also stressed the mental aspect of the game. “Focusing on the little things,” she said, when asked how the team could improve. “We didn’t play defense well. We need to scout what we did and put it into effect.” But mental sharpness might not be enough to stand in the way of a more experienced Minnesota squad eyeing its own postseason run.

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From page 1 to close completely by August so renovations can begin by the start of the upcoming school year. The undertaking has a projected completion date of winter 2017. The renovation will include updates similar to those done in Harris Hall, Weller said. The interior walls will be completely removed, central heating and ventilation will be added, and restrooms will be updated. Weller said the second floor, where the building’s main entrance is located, will likely be occupied by registrar classrooms. Crowe Cafe will be moved up to the new lobby space. The building will be reorganized to keep different components of each department together, creating additional spaces for students and faculty to use as flexible rooms for their own purposes. Department faculty will most likely be located on the upper floors as opposed to being scattered throughout the building, Weller said. “Currently, there are situations where faculty offices are on one floor and the department office is maybe two floors away in a different part of the building,� Weller said. “That’s something we’re correcting.� Over the summer, all departments and programs located in Kresge will be relocated to different locations throughout campus and in Evanston including

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 University buildings at 1800 Sherman Ave., 555 Clark St., 1819 Hinman Ave., and the old Roycemore School, located just south of Long Field, Weller said. Certain parts of the Technological Institute, previously left unfinished, are being outfitted to make room for more classroom space to accommodate classes that would normally occupy Kresge, Weller said. Josh Ippel, coordinator of arts labs for the art theory and practice department, said he has been communicating with facilities management to ensure his department’s temporary new space will adequately support its needs. “We have resources like the woodshop and our photography lab,� Ippel said. “So we have a bunch of physical pains that will go along with (the move).� Ippel said the renovation will be worth the cost of moving because it will provide new technology and equipment including CMC routers, some of which have 3-D cutting capabilities. The $58 million project budget does not include the costs of moving, relocating and renovating buildings to prepare for the move, Weller said, but additional costs will be incurred from redoing carpeting, installing furniture and finishing certain areas of Tech. Weller said despite the inconvenience for faculty, the planning has been running smoothly and the staff has been flexible with the moves.

Club fencing sophomore heads to Junior Olympics By ALEX LEDERMAN

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Alistair Murray will represent Northwestern men’s club fencing in Portland, Ore., this weekend at the 2014 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships. Murray, a SESP sophomore from Mountain Lakes, N.J., will join freshmen varsity fencers Stephanie Chan, Cindy Oh and Stella Pointeau on the trip. Murray enters the tournament seeded No. 48 in epee of 222 fencers. He said his goal is to finish anywhere above that mark. “I’m hoping to raise my national junior rolling points ranking to within the top 50,� Murray said. “That being said, I am trying to enter this weekend without many expectations. I hope and expect to do my best, but if I do come in last place for whatever reason, I will still be happy.� Murray has led the Wildcats’ epee squad to wins over Notre Dame, Stanford, UC San Diego and several other varsity programs this season.

However, Asian languages and cultures Prof. Noriko Yasohama, the director of language programs, said her department’s temporary relocation to 1800 Sherman Ave. will cause a great deal of hassle due to the new location’s distance from campus and the amount of classes each member of her department teaches on a daily basis. “We know where we are moving, but what we don’t know is if the University has enough classrooms for next period to accommodate all of our course offerings with the reasonable scheduling,� she said. Several other faculty in departments located in Kresge declined to comment on the relocation. Yasohama also said members of the department will have to walk back and forth between classrooms and the department location several times a day, wasting time and productivity. Although the relocation will cause problems for her department, Yasohama said after working in Kresge for about 20 years, it is obvious the building needs to be renovated. “Kresge building is very old and some of our faculty office had heating pipe problems,� Yasohama said. “This building is sort of falling apart slowly so I think renovation is necessary, but I don’t know if this year is the right time considering the serious shortage of the classroom that this campus is facing.�

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From page 1 after the incident occurred. “When we gave the report, it was clear to me that the officer who was actually with (the student) in person, writing down what had happened and taking notes on this for over an hour was ‌ outraged by the University and its failure to alert the police immediately,â€? Stevens said. “He found her entirely credible.â€? “To our knowledge, there has never been any recommendation by any Northwestern ‘committee’ that Mr. Ludlow be terminated,â€? Case said the statement. In his statement released Wednesday, O’Connor affirmed the existence of such a committee. “We know of its existence and its decision through sources from inside NU,â€? O’Connor said in the statement. “Presently, we cannot divulge those sources out of concern for reprisal.â€? In January, the University announced a new policy on relationships between faculty and students. The new policy explicitly forbids consensual romantic or sexual relationships between all faculty members and undergraduate students. The previous policy, dated May 2013, only prohibited relationships between students and faculty with evaluative authority over them. mccarthy@u.northwestern.edu allymutnick@u.northwestern.edu

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The men’s club team, under the leadership of captain Maciej Zmyslowski, a Weinberg senior, is one of the premier fencing programs in the nation. NU won the Men’s Club National Championship in 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2011. Even though he is a national threat, Murray joined the sport relatively late in life. He started his freshman year of high school, as opposed to many of his competitors, who have fought nationally since middle school. Nonetheless, Murray rose through the ranks quickly, and by senior year of high school, he was captain of Newark Academy’s fencing team. At 6-foot-2, Murray has used his height to his advantage to score big finishes across the country. He nabbed third place out of 58 epeeists at the New Jersey Qualifiers at Rutgers University from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 to earn a bid to the Junior Olympics. In 2012, he finished 37th at Junior Olympics in the men’s under-20 event. “It can be an intimidating environment,� Murray said. “But also incredibly exciting.�

They’ll do anything for any of us. They both still work really hard to this day even though they might not ever see the fruits of that.� The Cats’ hands will be full once again Sunday as they try to snap a six-match losing streak. The Cardinal is their eighth-straight nationally ranked opponent. Stanford is strong in the lighter weight classes, with top-15 wrestlers at 125 and 133 pounds, which is bad news for NU. Those classes are an area where the Cats have struggled recently. Sophomores Garrison White and Dominick Malone have compiled an 0-10 record in the last five duals. Pariano said he hopes White and Malone can build confidence before heading to the Big Ten Tournament. “This is the perfect time of year to knock off a ranked guy because it stays in people’s minds,� Pariano said. The Cats will also send McMullan, the nation’s No. 1 heavyweight, to the mat in search of his seventh straight victory. Pariano said McMullan has stayed “level-headed� since earning the No. 1 ranking. “It’s nice to have that honor,� McMullan said. “But at the end of the day you haven’t actually won anything except some personal gratification.�

Sophomore guard Tre Demps called the Spartans’ up-and-down attack “like no other� but said their talent was no excuse for the high-scoring result. “They’re great players, but at the same time you’ve got to give great players resistance,� he said. “They can’t feel like they can get anything they want. Early in the game, if they get great opportunities and see the ball go in, they’re going to keep attacking.� Cobb dominated the early going for NU, scoring all of his 22 points in the game’s first 25 minutes. The junior guard shot 7-of-14 on the game and added seven rebounds. Senior forward Drew Crawford came on strong in the second half and finished with 18 points. His final bucket, late in the second half, pushed him past Evan Eschmeyer into third place on the all-time NU scoring list. Overall, Cobb, Crawford and Demps — who also scored 18 — totaled 58 of the Cats’ 70 points. NU gets only two days off before hosting Minnesota on Sunday. The Cats beat the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis on Feb. 1, their fourth victory in five games and the climax of the team’s Big Ten surge.

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Cats to get outdoor test over Lone Star weekend By Mike Marut

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This weekend marks the first outdoor matches No. 7 Northwestern (4-2) has played this season. The Wildcats head to the Lone Star State to take on No. 17 Texas (3-4) and No. 18 Baylor (7-1) this weekend. The last time NU faced the Texas twosome, in 2013, the then-No. 9 Cats fell to the then-No. 14 Longhorns 5-2 after a grueling four-and-a-half hour match but trampled the Bears 4-1. This time around, NU has momentum, coming off a sweet weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships, in which the Cats knocked off then-No. 7 Texas A&M and then-No. 2 Florida. Coach Claire Pollard also believes her team has moved on from last year’s losses. “They’re different teams. We’re a different team,” Pollard said. “It is going to be a totally different game. I don’t think last year’s performances will affect us at all.” In last year’s marathon match against Texas, NU tried to battle back and take the singles point after dropping at doubles, but the Longhorns’ stamina outlasted that of the Cats. Texas took five of the first six opening sets in singles play and never took its foot off the gas. NU whipped Baylor twice last season. In the first matchup, in February, the Cats won handily 4-1 before waltzing by the Bears 4-2 in the NCAA Tournament. The biggest challenge for the Cats will be playing on outdoor courts, which differ in quality from indoor courts. NU also isn’t used to being subjected to weather, be it sun in players’ eyes or wind. But Pollard said Baylor has also been practicing inside most of this week, so the Bears, at least, will not have as much of an advantage as they otherwise would. “The (outdoor) conditions create a slower surface and longer game,” Pollard said. “It’s an advantage for them, but we’ve had plenty of indoor preparation. I’ve liked our preparation and how we’ve played.” The team also mixed up its practice schedule this

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week to better ready themselves. “We’ve challenged ourselves this week,” Pollard said. “We changed our mindset a bit as well. Instead of going hard the first few days of practice and taking it easy the last few days, we’ve gone easier to start and are going hard to finish so we’re not tired out when we get (to Texas).” As always for the Cats, Pollard said the doubles point is immensely important, but one thing NU learned from the ITA weekend is the doubles point is not enough. “We need a chance at every position from No. 1 to No. 6 singles,” Pollard said. “There will be no free points.” michaelmarut2016@u.northwestern.edu

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Spartans easily snap Cats’ road run By ALEX PUTTERMAN

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It wasn’t hard to see that one coming. Northwestern (12-13, 5-7 Big Ten) fell 85-70 to No. 9 Michigan State (21-4, 10-2) in East Lansing, Mich. “Tonight I just thought they played a lot better than we did,� coach Chris Collins told WGN Radio. “They’re a welloiled machine, and it’s a great learning experience for us about the level we need to get They’re a well- to to win.� The loss oiled machine, was NU’s secand it’s a ond in a row great learning and snapped experience for a three-game road winning us about the streak. It was level we need to the first time since Jan. 9 get to to win. that the team had allowed Chris Collins, more than coach 80 points. Pace was a major story throughout the night. The typically slow Wildcats pushed the ball in the first half and scored at a better rate than they have during Big Ten play. With 9:15 to play before halftime, NU had 22 points and trailed by just 1. But the Cats, who usually attempt to slow the game down and keep the final tally in the 40s or 50s, were unable to keep up. The Spartans scored 8 straight

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points to take a 31-22 lead, and the game was never close again. Michigan State led by 9 at halftime and by as many as 19 in the second half to cruise to a 15-point win. “We knew they were going to try to push the ball and we didn’t want to get in an up-and-down game with them, but they do a good job imposing their will on you,� Collins said to WGN. “They’re the best team we’ve played.� Michigan State forward Adreian Payne, who missed the team’s first game against the Cats last month, dominated the interior with 20 points and 14 rebounds, four of them on the offensive end. The Spartans as a team grabbed 13 offensive rebounds, resulting in 18 second-chance points to the Cats’ 6. That, along with Michigan State’s 52.4 percent clip from behind the arc, helped separate the teams, who shot relatively comparable percentages from the field. Starting guards Denzel Valentine, Gary Harris and Travis Trice combined for 41 points and 15 assists for the Spartans. Michigan State was without usual starting point guard Keith Appling, who missed his third straight game with a wrist injury and also guard/forward Branden Dawson, who has not played since Jan. 21. After the game, NU’s players were upset with the team’s defense.

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I’ve already called the (law) schools he’s applied to and told them he decided to defer.� Pariano also reflected on Greco’s growth as a wrestler this season. “If he makes a mistake out there, he has grown to the point where he does not get frazzled,� Pariano said. “He moves on and adjusts.� The season has been a roller coaster for Greco, who sports a 6-7 record in dual meets. Greco began the season 4-0 but has dropped his last six matches, with three of those decided by only a point. Bialka and Helmer both had careers derailed by injuries. The two seniors own a modest 40-55 combined record. Nonetheless, Pariano said the team’s most veteran members made great additions to the program from a morale standpoint. “David and Kevin are the consummate teammates,� Greco said. “Their injuries kept them from making progress, but they never held that against anyone or felt sorry for themselves.

It’s more than just a rematch for Northwestern. Earlier this season, Minnesota (16-9, 5-6 Big Ten) handed the Wildcats (14-10, 4-7) their worst loss of the year, a 94-59 rout that left NU reeling. The trouncing was especially crushing coming just days after the Cats’ upset then-No. 21 Purdue. So when Minnesota visits Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday, NU will be out for revenge. “All of us hate losing so much,� sophomore forward Lauren Douglas said, “especially in that fashion, where we weren’t playing our game.� The Cats have dropped their last three contests and will likely need to win the remaining five and make a run in the Big Ten Tournament in order to reach the NCAA Tournament. Still, coach Joe McKeown’s young squad, led by freshman forward Nia Coffey, is pushing as hard as it can. Coffey exploded for 29 points, a career high, and 10 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season, in NU’s latest loss, against Iowa on Monday. McKeown has nothing but praise for his team’s leading scorer. “Each game, (Coffey) gets a lot better and a lot smarter,� he said. “Those are the things I gauge, more so than points or rebounds or stats. I think that her decision-making is so much better now than when she got here. She’s very coachable, and that really helps.� And, despite all of her gaudy stats, Coffey is still focused on winning games this season and beyond. “I really love playing with this team and playing with these girls,� she said. “We haven’t even reached our potential yet. It’s really exciting to see where we’ll be in the next few years.� Douglas played Coffey’s sidekick against the Hawkeyes, putting up 25 points in the high-scoring defeat. The top bench player figures to see a bigger role on defense Saturday as the Cats face off against another one of the Big Ten’s best scorers, Golden Gophers guard Rachel Banham. The Minnesota junior leads the Big Ten at 22.1 points per game and dropped 28 the last time the teams played. When it comes to a player as talented as Banham, McKeown believes good defense comes from more than just the player assigned to guard her. “(Banham) is a great player,� McKeown said. “No one else has really been able to stop her. You just have to be in good position. ... It’s a team effort.�

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HOUSE OF PAYNE Senior forward Drew Crawford battles Michigan State’s Adreian Payne for possession. Payne, who lead his team with 20 points and 14 rebounds, controlled the paint against Northwestern, leading the Spartans to an 85-70 victory.

“I don’t think we played as well defensively (as they had),� junior guard JerShon Cobb said. “It was a tough place to play. It was very loud, we weren’t

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Junior Pat Greco takes on his Iowa opponent. Greco will be honored in Sunday’s Senior Day celebration, as he is graduating this spring to enroll in law school.

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No. 23 Northwestern (6-7, 1-7 Big Ten) concludes its home season Sunday against No. 22 Stanford (17-4) in what junior heavyweight Mike McMullan

called a “Battle of the Brains.� The Wildcats will honor seniors Kevin Bialka and David Helmer, as well as junior Pat Greco, who graduates this spring to start law school at DePaul next year. Coach Drew Pariano said Senior Day is always a sad one, but this year’s will be especially sad watching Greco leave

NU thirsts for revenge at home Minnesota vs. Northwestern

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early. Greco said his early departure will be bittersweet. Last season, the junior won a starting spot and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. This season, he is once again working to capture a postseason berth. “You can never have enough Pat Grecos on your team,� Pariano said. “I don’t want to see him go. I joke with him that

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