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Mortensen remembered for honesty, humility By Ally Mutnick

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‘the great dale mortensen’ A memorial service for Prof. Dale Mortensen was held Friday at Alice Millar Chapel. Mortensen was a Northwestern economics professor and recent Nobel laureate.

Friends and economists from around the world gathered Friday morning to remember Prof. Dale Mortensen as a pioneer in labor economics and a proud Northwestern faculty member. Mortensen, a Nobel laureate who taught at NU for nearly 50 years, died in January at age 74 after a battle with cancer. Guests nearly filled Alice Millar Chapel during the public memorial. University President Morton Schapiro gave the welcome address with a story about how he had admired Mortensen since graduate school. After becoming president of NU five years ago, Schapiro, an economist himself, said he was most excited to meet “the great Dale Mortensen.” “It’s amazing when you’re a grad student, you think Dale is writing along with John Maynard Keynes in 1936,” he said. “I was reading it in 1976 and I just thought

he was one of the great sages along with Aristotle, Socrates and Adam Smith. But actually he was a young guy and he had just written it a couple years before.” In 2010, Mortensen won the Nobel Prize in economics for his research on the labor market and unemployment. The University honored him that year in its homecoming celebrations, even bringing him onto Ryan Field before kickoff in the Homecoming football game — something Schapiro said Mortensen greatly enjoyed. NU was a “cornerstone” of the family, Karl Mortensen, Mortensen’s son, said at the memorial. The Mortensen family has earned a combined six degrees. Mortensen also helped found the Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences program. Even from the intensive care unit, Mortensen was a loyal football fan. When Evanston Hospital did not carry the Big Ten Network on its cable, Karl Mortensen brought a computer so they could watch NU’s game against Nebraska. “Needless to say when the wide

receiver from Nebraska caught the ball on the Hail Mary pass, my dad and I just went, ‘No!’” Karl Mortensen said. “We caused quite a few floor nurses to come running.” As an economist, colleagues say Mortensen changed the way they look at labor economics. Taking into account the preferences of workers and employers, Mortensen created mathematical models that can explain and predict the duration of unemployment. Economists at the memorial called him brilliant, saying his mind never turned off. He would often have an epiphany while eating dinner and rush off to work on a new idea. Many remembered him as a pleasure to collaborate with, noting he encouraged peers to take risks but would never find flaws in the work of others to strengthen his theories. “With his words and with his examples, Dale painted for me a beautiful picture of life as an economist,” said Guido Menzio, an economics professor at the » See Mortensen, page 6

Ill. reps, students sign City to discuss CARE’s future anti-boycott statement By ciara mccarthy

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More than a month after Northwestern released a statement opposing the American Studies Association’s academic boycott of Israel, more than 40 student leaders signed a leadership statement demonstrating their support for the University’s decision. The statement, released Friday, was co-authored by Weinberg sophomore We felt that it Jonathan was necessary Kamel, president to show of Wildcats widespread for Israel, campus leader Weinberg junior Wilsupport for son Shirley Northwestern’s and Bienen sophomore resolution Harrison and stance on Flagler, the American two other members of Studies the group. association Kamel, a former boycott. Daily Jonathan Kamel, staffer, said Wildcats for Israel he has been president working on the statement since the beginning of the quarter as part of a joint effort with other members of Wildcats for Israel. The organization reached out to student group leaders across campus to encourage them to sign the pledge supporting the University’s decision, Kamel said. “We felt that it was necessary to show widespread campus leader support for Northwestern’s resolution and stance on the American Studies Association’s boycott,” Kamel said.

“We wanted to make sure that student leaders had the opportunity to voice their support of the statement and also our university’s partnerships with Israel.” The statement received more than 40 signatures, including U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) and former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.). University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan Linzer released a statement in December rejecting the ASA boycott on grounds of academic freedom. The pair said the University would maintain its relationships with Israeli academic institutions. The ASA released a resolution Dec. 4 calling for a boycott of Israeli universities in protest of the negative effects the Israeli occupation has had on Palestinian academics. The day after the students’ statement was released on Facebook, it had received more than 2,000 views and about 20 shares, Kamel said. He said the group has been receiving positive feedback about the document, with both NU students and groups from across the country sharing it through social media. Many other universities have produced similar statements demonstrating campus-wide support of the boycott, Kamel said. Wildcats for Israel’s was modeled after a document released at the University of Pennsylvania. “I asked for their help in creating the document and strategy in getting their student leaders to sign on,” Kamel said. This is the first time Wildcats for Israel has created a leadership statement, Kamel said. He said the organization has wanted to draft one before and the ASA boycott gave it a good opportunity to finally create one. “We’ve been thinking about doing it for the last couple of years,” Kamel said. “We just haven’t found an issue we wanted to focus on.” » See ISRAEL, page 6

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As community concern around the dog euthanasia policies at Evanston’s animal shelter escalates, the nonprofit responsible faces an uncertain future. Evanston’s Human Services Committee will discuss the shelter’s management Monday and whether the nonprofit that operates out of the shelter, Community Animal Rescue Effort, should continue to do so. CARE canine crew manager Alisa Kaplan began raising questions about the organization’s dog adoption evaluation process in Spring 2012. At the time, an abandoned miniature poodle was taken to the shelter and deemed unfit for adoption after undergoing CARE’s behavioral testing, Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) said. The poodle was scheduled to be euthanized. The resident who initially found the dog learned of its fate and brought her concerns to Ald. Ann Rainey (8th). Rainey reached out to Fiske, and together with Kaplan approached Evanston’s animal warden to protest the dog’s imminent death. The poodle, now named Flip, was saved thanks to their intervention. Fiske

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a helping paw The Community Animal Rescue Effort operates out of Evanston’s animal shelter, 2310 Oakton St. The Human Services Committee will discuss on Monday the future of the nonprofit, which has drawn criticism for its euthanasia policies.

adopted him shortly after helping to save his life. “(He) was the one dog that kind of changed everything,” said Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Kaplan, joined by CARE volunteers Vicky Pasenko and Cathy Roberts, continued to discuss concerns about the dog euthanasia rate with the animal warden

and city officials. CARE’s adoption evaluation process determined whether the shelter’s dogs were suitable for adoption. Dogs deemed not adoptable by CARE’s evaluation were typically euthanized. The organization’s dog behavior evaluation process resulted in a 45 percent » See CARE, page 6

Kellogg hosts 10th ad review By jennifer ball

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While most viewers focused their attention on the football game during Sunday’s Super Bowl, about 50 Kellogg students at the Allen Center waited for what played during the commercial breaks. Microsoft scored the highest marks for its “Empowering” ad in the 10th annual Kellogg Super Bowl Advertising Review, where MBA students rated each advertisement for its marketing effectiveness while the

Seattle Seahawks faced off against the Denver Broncos. Microsoft’s ad was followed by Cheerios, Heinz, Volkswagen, Butterfinger and Budweiser, with CarMax, Subway and Audi scoring low, the business school said. “Microsoft not only led the ranking, it also embodied the inspirational tone of many of the ads this year,” Kellogg Prof. Tim Calkins said in a news release. “This sentiment also was reflected in the Cheerios and Heinz ads, both of which elicited the basic good feelings consumers associate with the brands.” Derek Rucker, Kellogg professor

and co-director of the review, said the purpose of the event was to give students an opportunity to apply the advertising lessons they learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios. “At Kellogg, we want to give students experiential learning lessons,” Rucker said. “What better place to use advertising lessons than to look at Super Bowl ads?” During the commercial breaks, the students sat quietly, scoring each commercial strategically. While the game was on, they chatted about each of the advertisements. » See Super bowl, page 6

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Around Town Local speedskater to compete in Sochi Olympics

Evanston-born speedskater Brian Hansen will be among 230 athletes walking under the star-spangled banner on Friday to kick off the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Hansen, 23, was born in Evanston and grew up in Glenview, Ill. According to his personal website, he was originally a hockey player but began speed skating when he was 10 years old, training at Northbrook Speed Skating Club. Brian attended Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. During his sophomore year, he

began to dedicate more and more time to skating, training at a facility in Milwaukee that his parents drove him to after school. Upon graduating, Hansen began training for the Olympic trials for the 2010 games in Vancouver. During his training, Hansen suffered a lower back injury, but he recovered and qualified for the Men’s 1500 meter and Team Pursuit events in the Olympic trials. Only 19, Brian went on to win a silver medal in the Team Pursuit in Vancouver with teammates Jonathan Kuck, Chad Hedrick and Trevor Marsicano. Shortly after the 2010 games, Hansen went on to win the 1000 and 1500 meters at the World Junior Championships in Russia. Hansen later competed in Salt Lake City in the World Cup

in 2013, winning bronze in the 1500 meters and in the Team Pursuit, and gold in the 1000 meters. “Brian was really happy with these results because it was the first time he won three medals at one World Cup,” said Heather Novickis, Hansen’s agent. Currently ranked No. 10 in the world, Hansen is scheduled to compete in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter and Team Pursuit events in Sochi. Hansen currently lives in Milwaukee and began his freshman year at Marquette University in the fall. — Jack Corrigan

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A 17-year-old Evanston resident was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night in south Evanston. The teenager was walking with two of his friends at about 7 p.m. in the 700 block of Case Street when he was approached from behind by another teenager displaying a handgun who demanded his property, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The 17-yearold turned over his wallet, which contained $5, and two cell phones. Police said the Evanston resident did not report the incident until a day later, and that none of those who were robbed were Northwestern students.

76-year-old refuses to hand over car keys

Two young adults unsuccessfully tried to rob a 76-year-old resident Thursday afternoon. The Evanston resident parked and exited his vehicle in the 2100 block of Emerson Street when he was pushed into a snowbank, Parrott said. The young adults displayed a gun and demanded his car keys, but the 76-year-old refused. At that point, the two men fled on foot. Police said no property was taken. ­— Julian Gerez

Report: Whole Foods to replace Dominick’s on Green Bay Road

Whole Foods Market has purchased seven Chicago-area Dominick’s locations, including the property at 2748 Green Bay Rd., the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. The new Whole Foods will mark the third Evanston location for the upscale grocery store, which specializes in natural and organic foods. The store is expected to open in early 2015. “Whole Foods Markets takes 12 to 15 months, on average, to open a store, so (the wait time) is not unusual,” company spokeswoman Allison Phelps told the SunTimes. “Each store is unique to the community and we take our time making sure it reflects that and is a special place for each neighborhood.” All Chicago-area Dominick’s stores closed their doors by Dec. 28 after Safeway Inc., which owns the chain, found the 72 locations hurt its bottom line. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl formed a committee in January to work on replacements for the two city locations.

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I love being able to see the people that you’re helping in person. To see all the kids there running around and having a good time just made it mean so much more.

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Mega-Shabbat continues growth in 3rd year By CASSIE WASSINK

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More than 400 people attended the third annual Mega-Shabbat on Friday, continuing its widespread popularity since its inception. Held in Allison dining hall, Jewish and non-Jewish participants joined for formal Jewish prayers and ceremony, followed by a meal shared together. Attendees said the event allowed for exposure to Jewish culture in a welcoming, informal setting. Northwestern Hillel, MEOR Northwestern and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies sponsored the gathering, which also received University funding. Filling the main room and two adjoining rooms, participants came together to recite traditional prayers before dinner. Weinberg sophomore Ariella Hoffman-Peterson,

who helped organize the event, said hearing the combination of regularly practicing Jews with non-practicing or non-Jewish companions was truly unique. “It’s not an experience that I’ll ever have again,” she said. Hillel Executive Director Michael Simon said the event tied in with several of Hillel’s broader goals, among them allowing students to take ownership of Jewish life and events on campus. Since the event began in 2012, Mega-Shabbat has grown in attendance each year. A system of table captains who invited friends and acquaintances helped spread the word to students, co-director Iszy Licht said. For some, the chance to experience a traditional Jewish Shabbat was meaningful, reminding them of their upbringing or background. “It was nice to have a little bit of home. It was familiar,” said Julia Greenberger, a SESP senior who grew up celebrating Shabbat every week. Other students came to experience Jewish culture

for the first time, or simply to enjoy free food and company. Following the dinner, Rabbis Aaron Potek and Josh Livingstone led a discussion about the hook-up culture among youth, including a talk called “Chooking Up — Torah Sexuality.” Potek said students engaged on a “deep level,” adding he felt this kind of open contemplation and discussion is often undervalued. Others observed this attitude of lingering in conversation and company throughout the whole event. It was a break from the “I need to be busy, I need to work on my grades” attitude, Weinberg freshman Daniel Sacks said. This year’s event built on previous years with a couple of modifications. Among them was the switch from buffet style, which Licht described as chaotic and inefficient, to servers bringing food to the tables. Simon said Mega-Shabbat has outgrown the Allison dining hall. Although everyone was

was surprised. “Wouldn’t you think there’d be a process the university has to enforce or verify? I would,” Ladd said Saturday after the New Hampshire Sunday News highlighted the verification issue. “I think any time they’re going to have a rule they should have a process that is being applied and there is accountability,” said Ladd, who headed a legislative subcommittee on the illegal alien education issue. “Maybe, that’s too common sense for me.” Ladd said he would recommend the House Education Committee write a letter to university trustees to inquire why they can’t or don’t verify students’ immigration status. The affidavits are required by state law. Last month, the New Hampshire House approved a bill that proponents said would allow illegal immigrants to legally secure in-state tuition at schools within the university system -- the University of

New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College. “I’m as surprised as you,” about the lack of verification, Rep. Peter Schmidt, D-Dover, the bill’s prime sponsor, said Saturday. He doesn’t think illegal aliens under his bill would falsify documents and risk arrest to save more than $50,000 over a four-year college career. “They have no idea whether the university is checking or not,” Schmidt said. Many students who entered the United States illegally “were brought here as young people by their parents” and shouldn’t be punished because they aren’t legal U.S. citizens, he said. For a student going to UNH in Durham, instate tuition is $12,720 less than the out-of-state rate this school year. According to the university, 6,639 students pay in-state tuition while 5,390 pay the out-of-state rate. Federal education officials don’t check students’

What’s been really gratifying is to know that there’s a buzz about it and a lot of students want to participate. Michael Simon executive director of Hillel

accommodated by the end of the night, including those who had been wait listed, there was a degree of uncertainty if all those interested would be able to attend. “What’s been really gratifying is to know that there’s a buzz about it and a lot of students want to participate,” Simon said. “Before the fact, rather than after, we would like to accommodate everyone.”

Across Campuses State schools don’t verify citizen status MANCHESTER, N.H. — University System of New Hampshire schools are not verifying U.S. citizenship of students signing affidavits required by law to get the in-state tuition rate. Every student admitted to a state university or college since 2013 has had to sign an affidavit swearing he or she is a legal U.S. resident in order to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. But the system doesn’t verify their immigration status. “USNH institutions do not have the capability to review and determine a student’s status under the federal immigration laws and regulations,” Erika Mantz, director of media relations at the University of New Hampshire, said in a statement. Rep. Rick Ladd, R-Haverhill, who worked on a recently passed House bill to make it legal for illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition, said he

status either. “The U.S. Department of Education is involved in who is eligible for federal students aid; not legal status law,” department spokesman Jane Glickman said in an email. Schmidt’s tuition measure now moves to the state Senate, and if the same bill is approved there, it will move on to the desk of Gov. Maggie Hassan, who hasn’t taken a position on House Bill 474. “While the governor has not yet had an opportunity to review the legislation and discuss it with University System officials, she believes that fully including all members of our communities is critical for New Hampshire’s economic success and will closely follow the measure as it is considered by the Senate,” said the governor’s spokesman, Marc Goldberg. — Michael Cousineau (The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester)

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Why ‘carpe diem’ trumps ‘YOLO’ every day of week SAM Douglas

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How do you get the best college experience? And how do you know if you are getting the best college experience? These are questions I’ve been having throughout my time at Northwestern, and I think I may have found the answer. Please, let me share. In today’s popular culture, it became stylish to do things based on impulse in response to the recent discovery that humans are mortal. This phenomenon is typified by the quaint phrase “YOLO,” or “you only live once.” Many of you who read this will have tired of the phrase being used on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to justify (ironically or not) bad decisions, but before you turn the page or click away, take a moment to learn about YOLO’s etymological roots. In 23 B.C., the Roman poet Horace used the now-ubiquitous phrase “carpe diem” to tell his readers to make the most of the time that they have on earth. Horace’s words have served to inspire many people, notably in the film “Dead Poets Society,” in which Robin Williams exhorts his students to make the most of their lives in the face of death. Though tweens would perhaps prefer not to think about etymological explorations into the tenets of Epicureanism and long-dead poets when posting photos or statuses for their friends, it is important to understand the meaning behind a way of life ingrained deeply into our culture. However, because the phrase is so old — and in a language no longer spoken — we have imposed our own ideas of what it means to “seize the day.” For many people, carpe diem could easily be a synonym for YOLO. But how does one actually live fully? Does it mean that we should go out,

party every night, hook up with everyone and follow our impulses without regard for possible consequences in the future? I think it means more. Rather than conveniently (and unrealistically) forgoing thought of the future because we have no way of knowing it, we should savor the moments of the present. Indeed, the Latin verb “carpere” — the root of “carpe” — is used less for seizing or capturing, and more for plucking a fruit when it is ripe. The phrase in which the two heartening words appear, “carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero” translates to “pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the next.” We undergraduates are at NU for four years; it’s here that we gain the tools to create the futures we’ve dreamt for ourselves. According to Horace’s Epicurean philosophy, our happiness or pleasure depends on the “absence of bodily pain and mental anxiety”; that pleasure only exists with “living prudently, gracefully, and justly.” Horace wanted us to live in the moment by doing tasks that the moment calls for because none of us knows whether he or she will be able to do so tomorrow. Here’s a short translation guide for you if you decided to skip to the end: YOLO is a rationalization of bad behavior; carpe diem is a justification for savoring diligent behavior. What if the answer to the college experience lies not in reckless living, but in plucking moments from the tree of life to savor? Wouldn’t that make the time we have beside Lake Michigan more pleasant and easier to remember? We do only live once, so let’s make it a priority to relish the opportunities offered to us, not squander them in frivolity. Sam Douglas is a Communication sophomore. he can be reached at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@

Libraries have more to offer than place to study Heiwon Shin

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I was squinting, trying to absorb the details of the arches, the doors, the walls, the lights. It had already been an hour and a half … and I was only halfway through. What I could have accomplished in a few seconds with a camera was taking an inordinate amount of time, and the end was drearily far off. For my Introduction to Drawing class, I had to pick a spot in Deering Library and draw it. We had three hours of class time and whatever time we put in otherwise to finish. This particular assignment was extremely excruciating. To look at the exact There is so same thing for three much that hours every class and cannot be to come in my spare appreciated if time — be it one or two hours — appeared the library is impossible. I don’t remember the last time solely a place I ever did something to cram for like it — or if I’d ever midterms. done something like it at all. Without the help of my iPod and occasional Facebook browsing on my phone, I think I could have lost my mind. I can look through 60 Facebook pictures or skim through 20 statuses in a minute (I measured it!). And who knows how many times I could visit Facebook as I write this column? Distractions, especially electronic ones, dominate my time and day. I think back on the great artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo, who would have spent all day long focused on one

drawing. These great artists had full control of not only their brush strokes, but also their attention. But I, a mere modern-day mortal, was distracted by many things in the library. I saw many people with heavily loaded bags coming back and forth. If it weren’t for my assignment, I would be one of those students drudging away to study. The simple pleasure of watching people walk by and noticing my surroundings was quite accidental and unexpected. Were it not for my art class, I may never have taken a spot right in front of the music library. Art in a broader sense isn’t about seeking artificial beauty but recognizing the little things, little pauses. This is what made me realize how much people may be missing out on while in libraries. Rather than working on calculus problems or squeezing out a paper, I would love to see more people absorb every crumb of every page, rejoicing in the protagonists’ happiness or feeling their sorrows. There is so much that cannot be appreciated if the library is solely a place to cram for midterms. You know in those romantic scenes from the movies, where people in the cafe are casually sitting, leaning back against their chairs, enjoying the faint light seeping through the windows, sipping their coffee or tea and simply reading their books? Well, this shouldn’t be a scene from the movies. It should be reality. When I had a good seven-plus hours, I came to appreciate the beauty of Deering Library. But it would be even more beautiful if it were filled with more people reading and enjoying their surroundings. Heiwon Shin is a Medill freshman. She can be contacted at If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to


Letter to the Editor Football players’ unionization efforts won’t hurt NU’s academic goals Dear Editor, This letter serves as a response to Norman C. Wang’s letter to the editor, “Student-athletes or athlete-employees?” on January 30th, 2014. When discussing matters of practical (or even dire) importance for others, it’s important that those of us with little to gain or lose from the situation not let our opinions thereof degenerate into mere whim or pleasant fantasy. Unfortunately, Dr. Wang has done exactly this in his column. The gist of Wang’s argument is that, in order for Northwestern Athletics to maintain its university-unifying role, the athletes will have to remain “student-athletes.” Putting them on university payroll will turn these students into university employees and pseudo-students, thus severing the connection students and alumni currently feel with their real-classmates on the field. This is obviously ridiculous. Wang forgets that in this new world, where athletes are actually paid for the work they do in entertaining fans and earning the university and the NCAA millions of dollars, these athletes will still go to class, study, earn grades, live in dorms, and be, well, students. Many graduate (and undergraduate!) students are already considered

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university employees and in no way does this undermine their status as students. Dr. Wang claims to acknowledge the failings of the current system, but rejects an extremely intuitive and feasible solution to these problems on no evidence whatsoever. If a necessary part of Dr. Wang’s enjoyment of sports is in the knowledge that each and every player is denied what they have earned due to an arbitrary distinction between “amateur” and “professional,” that is on Dr. Wang. But to bring his uniquely personal preferences into a public debate concerning the well-being of our fellow students is entirely unjustified. Daniel Olson, Weinberg senior

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Wonder if these were only put under “certain” student’s doors... ... I think they are a great stroke of creativity and student activism. I have no clue where I stand on the issue underlying the conflict. But I think we all can agree evicting people from their homes is wrong and the flyers raised my awareness which is all they were probably meant to do. — David Rice

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It’s so unfortunate that the incredibly opinionated main source/interviewee of this article, Kamel to be specific, believes the Northwestern student body is not politiically driven because apparently caring about political issues isn’t something people within an institution that exists for the sake of academic inquiry, activism, and the development of idea should be involved in. —Naib Mian, Daily columnist

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Sigma Chi, Alpha Phi win DM Top Chef competition By Tyler pager

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Teams battled for $1,000 on Saturday for Dance Marathon’s annual Top Chef contest. With Joseph Penrod, the namesake of Team Joseph, in attendance, 16 teams had 30 minutes to create a dish using the secret ingredient: the blood orange. Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi’s team, “Alpha Phood and Sigma Chefs,” won the competition after preparing a challah french toast that featured blood orange-infused strawberries, blood orange marmalade and handmade whipped cream. Sigma Nu finished second and a Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon team placed third. “It was really awesome,” said Tara LonThe difficulty gardner, a member of the winning team. of using the on the A blood orange is “Everybody Phi and Sig Chi team actually trying works so hard so I’m to implement really happy as a freshman to be able to conthat into the tribute to that.” Longardner, a Medill food. freshman, added it was Venric Mark, particularly special to senior running meet Joseph and his back family. “I love being able to see the people that you’re helping in person,” she said. “To see all the kids there running around and having a good time just made it mean so much more.” Emily Blumberg, DM special events co-chair,

NU Memorial Hospital ranks 2nd lowest heart attack mortality rate

Northwestern made strides in recent weeks pioneering heart attack research and lowering mortality rates. Becker’s Hospital Review ranked Northwestern

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TASTE TEST Judges, including Burgwell Howard (left) and Venric Mark (right) sample dishes Saturday at a Top Chef competition. The competition benefited Dance Marathon.

said the event served two purposes. “One, it is definitely a fundraiser because everyone that comes pays $5, but I think it’s also a great way to connect with the beneficiary and really start to connect the face to what we’re doing, and no event is better than over food,” the Weinberg senior said. Blumberg said the event has become more popular in the last two years since moving to Norris University Center. “We used to have it at an off-campus location and you could only take a bus one way so you’d have to stay for the whole three hours,” she said.

“We get a lot more people coming here.” Venric Mark, a senior running back for NU’s football team, served as one of the three judges at Top Chef. The other two judges were Burgwell Howard, assistant vice president for student engagement, and Steve Mangan, district manager for nuCuisine. Mark said he enjoyed the variety of foods presented but said participants were having trouble implementing the secret ingredient. “The difficulty of using the blood orange is actually trying to implement that into the food,” he said. “A lot of people just cut up the orange

Memorial Hospital second on a list of the lowest 30-day heart attack mortality rates. New York University Hospitals Center topped the list. Northwestern Memorial had a 10.4 percent mortality rate, about 5 percent less than the national average, according to Hospital Compare, government data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Northwestern Medicine and The University of Sydney also released a research study in January on

a new method aimed to reduce the damage caused by heart attacks. The scientists involved discovered a therapy capable of decreasing the after affects of heart attacks by injecting an individual with biodegradable microparticles within 24 hours of the attack. Investigator Daniel Getts, a visiting scholar in microbiology-immunobiology in the Feinberg School of Medicine and co-author on the study, said this is the first therapy of its kind. The particles created are able

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BATTER BATTLE Communication freshman Chris Paul competes Saturday in the Top Chef competition. Joseph Penrod, the namesake of Dance Marathon beneficiary Team Joseph, attended the event.

and will put it on top when it maybe should have been blended into a sauce and put on top of the dish.” Mark added that the event was a good opportunity to give back. “Helping other people besides yourself, that’s something Coach Fitz always teaches us,” he said. to directly target and reduce the size of heart lesions by up to 50 percent, allowing the heart to pump more blood. These micro-particles have also shown potential to repair tissue in other inflammatory diseases including the West Nile virus and multiple sclerosis. The scientists in the study have joined forces with a startup biotechnology company, and plan to start a clinical trial of the drug within two years. — Rebecca Savransky

On The Ground New Directions in Middle East and North African studies

Everette E. Dennis, Dean and CEO, Northwestern University in Qatar and Brian T. Edwards, Director, MENA Program Invite you to the launch of On The Ground, a pioneering monograph marking the first collaboration between NU-Q and MENA.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:00 p.m. The Great Room, Seabury Hall, 610 Haven Street Complimentary copies and refreshments will be available.

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University of Pennsylvania. Musical selections were performed in between the 10 speakers who gave tributes. All had a personal connection to Mortensen and his wife Beverly Mortensen, who directed the church choir where the two sang. When a camera crew came to film Mortensen for a documentary to be shown ahead of the Nobel Prize ceremony, Mortensen was persuaded to sing “Ol’ Man River” from the musical “Show Boat.” By the time he arrived in Sweden, his rendition of the song had become very popular. While giving a speech at a banquet for Nobel winners, Mortensen joked he should sing the song instead of making remarks. Beverly Mortensen spoke at the end of the service with stories from their 50-year marriage. She described him as loving husband with high intellectual standards in all aspects of life, who often made her “think like an economist.” She recalled her frequent trips with her husband, traveling with him as he went to different countries for his work. “His intellect made it fascinating. His humility and honesty made it beautiful,” she said. “I’m grateful to have traveled with Dale for 50 years.”

Joey Becker, president of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and a member of Wildcats for Israel, said he chose to sign the document as a way to support the fraternity’s chapters in Israel. He said the ASA boycott is an issue he feels passionately about. “I think a university is a place where we should encourage an open dialogue from both sides,” Becker said. “Rather than boycotting, which is very extreme, we should be proposing looking at more of a conversation.” Becker said although he thinks NU is not a very political campus, the document has the potential to open up further discussion about the issue. In December, 18 students from several multicultural student groups, including Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim-cultural Student Association, signed a letter opposing the University’s stance on the boycott. Shirley said though there are a wide variety of opinions on the issue across campus, he thinks the statement represents the majority view at NU. “We think it’s really important that not only the administration but the larger community realize that a lot of students stand behind that,” Shirley said. “We wanted to showcase that people from a diverse set of backgrounds are coming together.”

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From page 1 euthanasia rate for dogs, according to a statement released by Pasenko, Kaplan and Roberts. CARE disputes the number, claiming that just 16 percent of their dogs are euthanized, according to their website. “(CARE was euthanizing) a lot of dogs that just didn’t seem like they were dangerous dogs,” Kaplan told The Daily. After Flip, the animal warden began playing a larger role in the evaluation process at the shelter. The warden now reviews CARE’s recommendations and makes a final call on whether a dog should be euthanized, Parrott said. He estimated about 20 dogs that would have been euthanized under CARE’s evaluation were placed with rescue groups by the animal warden in the last 18 months. City officials and the CARE board of directors have been discussing the shelter’s evaluation process since early last year. Evanston commissioned two independent reports to evaluate the organization’s policies. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals released a report in May which said CARE was not executing behavior evaluation tools accurately. “Neither (behavior evaluation) tool is intended to be used to determine if a dog should be euthanized. Rather, they are intended to gather information about that animal … and determine the best course of action

for that animal,” the ASPCA said in the report. The ASPCA recommended CARE discontinue implementing these behavior evaluations until Evanston and the nonprofit had reevaluated their understanding and use of the tests. CARE said the ASPCA recommendations “reflect a lack of understanding of how CARE does business.” A second report, by consultant Janice Triptow, also encouraged the organization to review its behavior assessment protocol. Triptow released her report at the end of October. Representatives of Evanston and the CARE board of directors met twice in November to discuss the future of the shelter. Both parties “expressed frustration with the other,” but agreed to work on creating an extension of the 2007 lease agreement, according to city documents. “Given the recent negative misinformation circulated about this long-running, all-volunteer animal rescue organization, the future of CARE is suddenly up in the air,” CARE said in a Facebook post. The nonprofit encouraged supporters to attend the Human Services meeting Monday in support of the organization and its policies. A representative from CARE’s board of directors was unavailable to comment.

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30 SECONDS OF FAME A panel of Kellogg MBA students evaluate Super Bowl advertisements Sunday night at the Allen Center. The business school celebrated its 10th year holding its Kellogg Super Bowl Advertising Review, which aims to identify which ads were the most effective.

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Rucker said the students use a strategic framework to rate the commercials, including how well the spot captures the viewer’s attention, how distinct it is and how well it links back to the brand. Rucker said he does not preview the advertisements beforehand because he likes to see them live. Aviv Screwvala, a second-year Kellogg student, said he followed Rucker’s example and did not look at the advertisements before the actual game. “Everywhere I looked, every screen I looked at, there was a commercial playing or some kind of preview,” he said. “But I’m glad I didn’t, because I think it’s a little less

diluted to actually see it for the first time during the game.” Kellogg students Screwvala and Stephanie Cadieux agreed that the panel was important both from the standpoint of the companies advertising and the students rating the ads. “It’s a meeting point of academia and the real world,” Screwvala said, noting the rankings hold weight with advertisers because the companies hire a lot of Kellogg alumni. Cadieux said it was important for students interested in advertising to come together and evaluate the ads. “As students, we are coming in very unbiased. We’re not basing our rankings on popularity,” Cadieux said. “We’re really basing it on strategy.”

National News Obama administration won’t divulge cost of Guantanamo camp, asks court to dismiss FOIA lawsuit WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is refusing to divulge how much it spent to build the secret prison facility at Guantanamo where the accused 9/11 co-conspirators are held and has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a Miami Herald reporter demanding documents that would reveal the number. In a filing Friday, the Justice Department said that the Pentagon had found just one document that would provide information relevant to a 2009 Freedom of Information Act request reporter Carol Rosenberg filed seeking that cost figure. That document was exempt from disclosure, the filing said, because it contained details of internal deliberations and the names of many officials who were entitled to privacy.

The Justice Department also made a separate secret filing with the court that provided more details on why the document should remain secret. That filing was not shared with Rosenberg’s attorneys, and its contents are unknown. Rosenberg, who has covered the detention center at Guantanamo since it opened in 2002, originally had sought the cost of the facility, known as Camp 7, as part of her reporting on how much building and maintaining Guantanamo costs U.S. taxpayers. The Defense Department had provided construction costs for all other portions of the prison facility. When it refused to provide any documents responding to her request for information on Camp 7, Rosenberg sued in federal court in the District of Columbia, accusing the Pentagon in part of not conducting a thorough search for documents. — Mark Seibel (McClatchy Washington Bureau)

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NU gets its revenge against rival Iowa By Kendra Mayer

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Northwestern rallied for an exciting victory over rival Iowa on Saturday, staking its claim as a tough contender at the upcoming Big Ten Championships. After the first session of the two-day meet, the Wildcats trailed the Hawkeyes 63-47, but an incredible effort on Saturday gave the Cats a 186-184 victory. NU’s win was that much sweeter because the Hawkeyes bested the Cats last weekend by 10 points on NU’s Senior Day. Coach Jimmy Tierney said the swimmers started the first session on Friday looking a little more fatigued than he predicted, but the races improved as the weekend went on. “Certainly Saturday was our better day,” Tierney

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said. “A lot of things came together and the team ended up doing a terrific job.” Tierney cited freshmen Lauren Abruzzo and Lacey Locke’s top finishes as a turning point in the meet. “Those races catapulted us to allow us to get the win,” he said. Tierney added that the confidence the Cats will take out of this victory is crucial heading into Big Tens. Now, he said it won’t matter if the first session or two of championships doesn’t go perfectly. “(The swimmers) know that no matter what happens in the first day or so, they can pull it together at the end,” he said. Junior Valerie Nubbe agreed the team was not at 100 percent going into the invite. Overall, she said, the Cats were pretty tired and worn down. “It’s definitely a difficult transition time in our training,” Nubbe said. The Shamrock Invitational comes less than three

weeks before Big Tens. For NU, that means practices were still high in yardage and intensity. To put in a good showing at the weekend’s meet, Nubbe said every swimmer had to think about winning for the team. “The effort was really good,” Nubbe said. “We got behind each other and it showed that we do our best when we get together as a team.” Tierney said he was proud of the meet in that respect and hopes the Cats will bring that energy and camaraderie to Big Tens. Sprint freestyler Melissa Postoll expressed her excitement for both the upcoming championships and the results of the meet. “It was the first time where at the end we really showed a will to win,” Postoll said, “which is ultimately our goal for Big Tens.”

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Even though Northwestern was already thinking about the Big Ten Championships, the team took care of business against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Friday, winning 163-128. As the Wildcats had hoped, their relay teams in the 200-yard medley set the tone immediately, taking first and second place. Coach Jarod Schroeder had a lot of his swimmers participate in off events, races that weren’t their strong suit. But regardless of where Schroeder put his guys, they still found ways to win, beating the Panthers in every swimming event except the 200-yard butterfly. Junior Uula Auren broke his own pool record

he set at the Klotsche Natatorium last year in the 100-yard breaststroke with a new time This year of 57.02 seconds. It was is different. an encouraging sign for Auren, who is already This year is further along at this more about point in the season than completion. he was last year when ...Our record is he was recovering from shoulder surgery. a reflection of At 7-3-1, NU has already surpassed that. expectations for this Chase Stephens, season. Senior Chase senior freestyler Stephens said this year’s team has an entirely different feel compared to other squads in the past. “This year is definitely different,” Stephens said.

“This year is more about completion. Everything has to be done to completion or we’ve failed. It’s really good to start to see that being fostered now. Our record is a reflection of that.” With the year’s marquee event, the Big Ten Championships, now less than a month away, Schroeder and Stephens said the Cats will focus on the little details that will help NU perform well in a raucous environment in Ann Arbor, Mich. But with their strong dual meet record, Schroeder hopes the Cats have earned the respect of their conference foes. “The last three or four years we’ve gone into Big Tens to try and prove to everyone that we’re a good team,” Schroeder said. “We don’t have the pressure of going into Big Tens to prove that we’re as good as a .500 team. Hopefully we now understand that.”





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Coffey sits out again, NU can’t come back By BOBBY PILLOTE

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OOPS, HE DID IT AGAIN Sophomore guard Tre Demps sets up a play against Michigan State, one of just two Northwestern losses in its last seven games. Demps sealed the Wildcats’ win against Minnesota on Saturday with a characteristically clutch last-minute 3-pointer.

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Pretty soon, these wins won’t be considered upsets. Northwestern (12-11, 5-5 Big Ten) moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Big Ten on Saturday with a down-to-the-wire 55-54 win over Minnesota (15-7, 4-5). The Wildcats’ third straight road win in the Big Ten gave them their longest conference win streak away from Evanston since the 1959-60 season. “The guys are so resilient. It was tough week,” coach Chris Collins told BTN after the game. “We had one day prep to play these guys. We made some shots when we needed to. We’re winning with our defense and toughness.” Saturday’s game was not decided until the final minute. With the shot clock winding down and the game tied at 52, sophomore guard Tre Demps hit a 3-pointer to put NU ahead 55-52 with under a minute to go. Minnesota answered on its next trip down the court with a layup to bring the game within a point. After the Cats failed to score on their next possession, the Golden Gophers had just over 11 seconds left for a game-winning shot. Senior forward Nikola Cerina helped stop a layup at the rim, and a scramble ensued in the final seconds, with Minnesota missing one more layup before time finally expired. Golden Gophers’ coach Richard Pitino stormed on the


court looking for a foul call. “We made plays down the stretch. They missed a couple shots at the end. Sometimes you need that,” Collins told WGN Radio after the game. “What can you say about Tre Demps? He made a huge shot when we needed it.” Early on, it looked like the Cats were ready to upend the Golden Gophers in the first half. NU ran out of the gates with the same hot shooting that contributed to a win against Wisconsin. Junior guard JerShon Cobb especially had it going, hitting multiple 3s as the Cats jumped out to a 21-11 lead 10 minutes in. But the Golden Gophers fought back. After senior forward Drew Crawford left midway through the first half with two fouls, Minnesota went on 16-2 run to take a 27-23 lead. When Crawford returned, NU regained its composure, going on a 9-2 run of its own to take a 32-29 lead at the half. “They hit us with a big run after Drew picked up his second foul,” Collins said. “After, this just became one of those possession by possession games.” Minnesota’s scouting report on the Cats was clearly up to date. Throughout the game, Minnesota pressured NU in the backcourt, forcing ballhandlers to make quick decisions and avoid

turnovers. The Cats struggled mightily with the press in their last game against the Badgers, just as they have in most other situations this season. Saturday’s effort, though up and down, was much better. At times, crisp passing helped break down the defense, such as in the first half when a quick dismantling of the press led to a Crawford 3. Other times, the results were disastrous, such as in the second half, when Cerina ran the ball down the floor into a triple team and turned it over. Overall, Collins was satisfied with the improvement, praising Cobb for handling the pressure well for most of the game. NU finished with only nine turnovers despite facing defense in the backcourt on many possessions. Crawford added the team’s trust in one another has helped the Cats obstacles. “(The win) feels great because of the brotherhood we have.” Crawford said. “A lot of these games are going to be grind-it-out games. They pressed us the whole game. For us to band together and get the win is great.” Saturday’s win continued what’s quickly becoming a magical ride in Colliins’ inaugural season. “Every team you play in this league is so good,” Collins said. “To win three straight games on the road, it’s really about the guys. The guys in our locker room said we wanted to make something of this season, and they have. I’m proud to be their coach.”

Nia Coffey could only watch. The freshman forward, who leads Northwestern in points per game with 15.4, was sidelined with a foot injury she sustained in the Wildcats’ last game against Indiana and looked on in a walking boot as NU (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten) fell to No. 12 Penn State (17-4, 8-1) 79-75 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. It was the Cats’ third home loss this season. “I think we can use this as a positive more than anything else,” coach Joe McKeown said. “Without Nia ... I think everybody stepped up in her absence, I was proud It was ... a great o f t h a t . Nobody second half. I’m held their head. This really proud team is of the effort pretty good of my team. ... at moving Just gotta finish forward through that off, we had adversity.” The Nitchances. tany Lions Joe McKeown , led by as coach many as 20 points and had a comfortable 13-point cushion heading into halftime. The Cats stormed back in the second half to briefly take a 4-point lead with three minutes to play but couldn’t hold on as time expired. “It was a great game, a great second half,” McKeown said. “I’m really proud of the effort of my team. ... Just gotta finish that off, we had chances.” Penn State guard Maggie Lucas, second in the Big Ten in scoring at 21.1 points per game, was as good as advertised, dominating the Cats with 19 points and six rebounds. “We met her when she caught the ball, rather than giving her room and space,” McKeown said, “but she’s going to make tough shots.” NU had to shuffle its lineup with Coffey sidelined. Sophomore forward Lauren Douglas started in Coffey’s place, and sophomore forwards Devon Brookshire and Christen Johnson, along with junior guard Karly Roser, all saw extended minutes.


But despite the deeper rotation, the Cats didn’t get a single point off the bench. Sophomore guard Maggie Lyon nearly singlehandedly kept the Cats in the game. After a slow first half in which she was just 1-for-5 from beyond the arc, Lyon exploded in the second half to finish with 26 points. She had the ball in her hands for NU’s final possession but drew considerable contact under the basket and couldn’t get to the rim. “My teammates were finding me in good places,” Lyon said. “With a lot of people in foul trouble, I was trying to be more aggressive to the basket and fortunately some shots fell through.” Junior forward Alex Cohen also stepped up with a big game in Coffey’s absence. The tallest player on the team — Cohen is listed at 6 foot 5 inches — has gotten inconsistent minutes this season, but played the entire game against Penn State and finished with 18 points, four rebounds, and five blocks. “She’s played a lot as it is this year,” McKeown said. “I don’t see her role changing a whole lot. She’s giving us what she gives us.” But even with Cohen’s uptick in production, NU still struggled on the boards, a problem that has plagued the team all season and was no doubt exacerbated by Coffey’s absence. The Cats were out-rebounded 47-28, including 19 offensive rebounds by the Nittany Lions. “(Coffey) is a big asset on the rebounding,” Douglas said. “It’s been an issue all season.” Besides Lyon and Cohen, freshman guard Ashley Deary continued her strong play at the point with 11 assists. Ultimately, the deficit was just too big to overcome. “It’s always disappointing to lose a game,” Douglas said, “especially like this when we were down so much. ... But the things that messed us up are things we can fix.”

NU falls to Iowa but McMullan beats second No. 1 By JESSE KRAMER

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No. 3 Iowa (12-2, 5-0 Big Ten) defeated No. 19 Northwestern (6-6, 1-6) on Friday, 31-6. The Wildcats were overmatched as the Hawkeyes sported ranked wrestlers in nine weight classes. The Cats followed a similar script, dropping bouts at 125, 133 and 141 pounds for the fourth straight match. “I think the guys battled better early this time,” coach Drew Pariano said. “They showed some better effort.” Junior Pat Greco did not capitalize against No. 9 Josh Dziewa at 141 pounds, taking the high-ranking Hawkeye into three overtimes but losing 5-4. No. 4 Jason Tsirtsis at 149 pounds tallied the Cats’ first points with a 5-2


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decision against No. 12 Brody Grothus. The redshirt freshman’s early 3-0 lead was cut to one point, but his takedown of Grothus sealed his victory. NU lost its next five bouts, including one by forfeit. Two-time All-American Mike McMullan, ranked the third-best heavyweight nationally, ended the affair with an upset of No. 1 Bobby Telford. It was the second time this season McMullan defeated a top-ranked heavyweight. McMullan and Telford went into overtime tied 1-1. McMullan achieved his victory with a takedown, just as he

did in overtime against then-No. 1 and reigning NCAA champ Tony Nelson on Jan. 10. McMullan said defeating Nelson was a “huge confidence builder,” and he thought the experience from three weeks ago helped him on the mat Friday. Michigan freshman Adam Coon started the week ahead of McMullan, but McMullan could grab the No. 1 spot in next week’s rankings. McMullan said he believes he is the best heavyweight but does not care where rankers place him. “If those rankers don’t want to rank him (No.) 1, then they have problems,” Pariano said. “Let’s bring Coon over from Michigan. I’ll drive him down here. We’ll have a wrestle-off because I know how that result would go.”


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MAGIC MIKE No. 3 heavyweight wrestler Mike McMullan takes on No. 1 Bobby Telford of Iowa. McMullan defeated Telford, the second No. 1 the junior has beaten this season, in sudden victory Friday.

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