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‘Unwanted Advances’ critiques Title IX at NU By ALLYSON CHIU and PETER KOTECKI daily senior staffers @_allysonchiu, @peterkotecki
A book written by Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis critiquing the Title IX process at Northwestern has received mixed reviews since its release earlier this month. “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” which was released April 4, discusses former philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, who was found in violation of the University’s sexual misconduct policy. In the past, Ludlow has denied all allegations of sexual assault. He resigned in 2015 following several months of legal battles and University findings that he had sexually harassed two students. Kipnis told The Daily she wanted to write the book as a “counterhistory” to what was recorded when the University investigated whether Ludlow had violated NU’s sexual misconduct policy. She said Title IX officers are public officials who represent and enforce government policy, adding that citizens have the right to criticize policies and question how they are implemented. “If I’m able to present a more nuanced history than
was recorded in the official documents … then I think I have done something that needed to be done, which is to add complexity to what I think were insufficient investigations of these complaints,” Kipnis said. In her book, Kipnis also discusses her own experience with the Title IX process. In March 2015, two graduate students filed Title IX retaliation complaints against Kipnis after she wrote an op-ed in The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing the University’s ban on professor-student relationships. According to copies of the complaints obtained at the time by The Daily, the graduate students alleged Kipnis’ article created a hostile environment by giving an inaccurate and misleading description of two students who filed complaints against Ludlow. In late Spring Quarter 2015, lawyers hired by NU found Kipnis had not violated Title IX by writing the op-ed, according to documents obtained at the time by The Daily. “Unwanted Advances” has garnered mixed reactions since being released. Jennifer Senior, a book critic for The New York Times, said in her review that the book is “necessary” and that Kipnis “never minimizes the devastating consequences of sexual violence.” » See KIPNIS, page 6
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Lesley Williams speaks to reporters after her disciplinary hearing on Thursday. The exact nature of the disciplinary charges has not been released, but decisions regarding further action are expected in about five days.
Activists rally to support librarian EPL’s head of adult services faces potential disciplinary charges By KRISTINA KARISCH
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Evanston residents gathered at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Thursday to protest a disciplinary hearing for Lesley Williams, a librarian at the Evanston Public Library. A crowd of about 100 residents gathered to protest Williams’
disciplinary hearing. No information about the disciplinary hearing was made public. The protesters — who included community and religious leaders — held signs that read: “We stand with Lesley,” “No more discrimination at Evanston Library” and “Lesley is a beacon of hope in a very troubled society.” Among the organizations present were representatives from the NAACP’s Evanston branch, the Organization for Positive Action
and Leadership and Open Communities. Stephanie Skora, who lives in Edgewater and is an organizer with the Trans Liberation Collective, said during the rally that she met Williams when she moved to the area a few months ago. “There are few people in this neighborhood … who have made me feel more welcome as a trans woman and as a person who belongs to many marginalized
communities,” Skora told the crowd. “I can’t believe what Evanston Public Library is doing to her; they should be honoring Lesley Williams every day, not driving her from their community.” Williams is the head of adult services, a position she has held since 1997. She is the only black librarian at EPL, and has been active in local advocacy work on » See LIBRARY, page 6
Blaze Pizza co-founder talks career City webpage set By SYD STONE
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Elise Wetzel was in a rush when she stopped by a Chipotle in Pasadena, California. She’d been craving pizza, but couldn’t think of a place that combined both speed and quality ingredients. As she watched an employee build a burrito along the restaurant’s signature assembly line, she had an “‘aha’ moment.” “It’s really hard to get good pizza quickly,” Wetzel (Weinberg ’87, Kellogg ’92) said. “We looked at that and said, ‘There’s no reason you couldn’t apply what they’re doing to great, artisanal pizza.’ You hear entrepreneurs talk about ‘aha moments,’ and that’s what it was. I remember sitting there at that Chipotle and scratching the whole thing out on a napkin.” Wetzel is the co-founder of Blaze Pizza, a nationwide fastcasual pizza restaurant that has grown in popularity. The Northwestern alumna founded the chain in 2011 with her husband, Rick Wetzel, who co-founded
Wetzel’s Pretzels. Blaze uses high temperature pizza ovens to ensure a crispy crust and cut down cooking time, she said. Wetzel said entering the pizza business was an “audacious goal” considering the large number of local pizzerias and national delivery
chains. Because of this, she said, she had to find a “niche” for her new concept. Larry Levy (Kellogg ’67), founder of a group developing Blaze Pizza in Chicago, called Blaze a “revolutionary concept in pizza.” The current Northwestern Board of Trustees
member is the “engine” behind Blaze in Chicago, Wetzel said. Levy said it was easy for him to get on board with Blaze’s concept, calling Elise and Rick Wetzel “visionaries” in the pizza business. Though Blaze does not » See BLAZE, page 6
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Blaze Pizza, 1737 Sherman Ave. Blaze co-founder Elise Wetzel (Weinberg ’87, Kellogg ’92) said she thought of the concept while eating at a Chipotle in Pasadena, California.
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Evanston officials unveiled a new “welcoming city” page on the city’s website designed to inform local refugees about resources available to them at a meeting of the Refugee Task Force on Thursday. The webpage effort was spearheaded by the city’s housing policy and planning analyst, Savannah Clement, to create a singular location for refugees to access a comprehensive list of resources. At the meeting, Clement asked attendees to provide additional suggestions for the list, which currently contains both municipal and external resources. Clement told The Daily the power of the task force is its ability to connect groups already helping refugees. “The real utility of this group is to get everybody in the same room talking
together, generating ideas of ways we can work together better and more efficiently,” Clement said. “That’s where I want to keep (the task force) going.” Clement said she started work on the page in February, but that it didn’t go live until this week due to personal time constraints and the city’s larger website redesign. The city plans to promote the webpage through its social media accounts, its community engagement newsletter and a link on the website’s front page, she said. Political science lecturer Galya Ben-Arieh, founding director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies, said she was impressed with the level of care and knowledge of the people who attended the task force meetings. She said most of the work done to resettle immigrants is done on the local level. » See REFUGEE, page 6
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Barbecue chicken, ribs chain comes to Evanston Sam’s Chicken and Ribs opens downtown, plans to host grand opening sometime within 1 month By JACKSON ELLIOTT
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When Madhuker Talari noticed that downtown Evanston lacked many barbecue options near Northwestern, he decided to open one of his own. Sam’s Chicken and Ribs — a barbecue dinein and carry-out restaurant that also serves alcohol — opened Sunday in the former location of Mexican restaurant Las Marias, 1639 Orrington Ave. It plans to host a grand opening sometime within a month, which may feature promotions like trivia night and karaoke, bar manager Robert Pardon said. Talari, the owner of two other Sam’s restaurants, said he had been interested in opening a location in Evanston for a long time. He described the city as beautiful and said the residential neighborhoods and student population provided an ample customer base. Talari said he used to run a different restaurant near Loyola University Chicago that had a lot of late-night student customers. He said he hoped to replicate that business with his new Evanston restaurant. Sam’s came to Evanston because Talari saw a niche for a barbecue restaurant, Pardon said. The restaurant would be “a quality place to come out, hang out (and) have a great night with
POLICE BLOTTER Mount Prospect woman charged with driving under influence in Evanston
A Mount Prospect woman was pulled over in west Evanston early Thursday morning and arrested in connection with driving under the influence. At 2:00 a.m., the 32-year-old woman was
drinks and friends,” he said. Pardon said he has learned that running a restaurant in Evanston is different from running one in Chicago. He said unlike a large city, where promotions can effectively attract customers, restaurants in smaller cities must rely on word of mouth. As a result, it is especially important to ensure that customers have a good experience, he said. Pardon used to work at a different Sam’s location but recently moved to Evanston, he said. “Evanston is a town that is more word of mouth,” Pardon said. “It makes it a lot more fun and makes me enjoy my job that much more to try to please people every day.” Although the restaurant has been open for less than a week, some students have already tried it out. Weinberg junior Yousuf Kadir said he appreciated the service at the restaurant. “The food’s really good and the service was impeccable, so I’m glad I tried this place out,” Kadir said. “I’ll definitely come back.” Sam’s will offer a 10 percent discount for NU students and faculty with a WildCARD, Pardon said. In the upcoming months, Pardon said he plans to add to the menu — particularly the drinks. Pardon also said he intends to expand his base to families and lunch customers. “We’re gonna have a lot of fun with this place,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org stopped in the 2000 block of Emerson Street for driving erratically, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the woman pulled over, she almost hit a parked car, Dugan said. Officers reported the woman had the scent of alcohol on her breath, and her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. She told officers that she had been drinking, and they conducted a field sobriety test, which
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Sam’s Chicken & Ribs, 1639 Orrington Ave. The barbecue dine-in and carry-out restaurant opened on Sunday.
she failed, Dugan said. She was then taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol. Her court date is set for May 17 in Skokie.
Three unidentified men steal liquor from World Market
Three men stole eight to 12 bottles of beer on Tuesday from World Market, 1725 Maple Ave.
The three men entered the store at roughly 2:40 p.m. and stole the alcohol, valued at $12.99 per bottle, Dugan said. The men put the bottles into their clothes and left the store without paying. Police were unable to locate the men, Dugan said. — Sophie Mann
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Panelists talk climate change, science By EDMUND BANNISTER
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A panel of climate experts said the planet is at risk from effects of climate change and criticized climate change denialism during an event Thursday. The panel, hosted by One Book One Northwestern at the Donald P. Jacobs Center, included WGNTV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling, atmospheric scientist Don Wuebbles and Karen Weigert, former chief of sustainability for the City of Chicago. The panelists discussed climate change and sustainable public policy in front of an audience of about 50 people. The panelists highlighted the importance of statistical methods for predicting everything from day-to-day weather events to long-term trends like climate change. They also addressed climate change denial and the dangers of ignoring scientific warnings about carbon emissions and temperature increases. Earth and planetary sciences Prof. Daniel Horton, who organized the event, told The Daily the concepts discussed by One Book author Nate Silver in “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t” are highly applicable to the field of climate science. Silver’s book on statistics discusses how people can make predictions and discern important patterns from a large volume of complex data. Horton said the purpose of the event was to question how the concepts of signal and noise are used in the policy arena. “How do we implement policy despite noise in the scientific background of the things we study?” Horton told The Daily before the event. During the event, panelists examined various methods to predict and combat climate change. Skilling said “ensemble forecasting” has dramatically improved the accuracy of weather and climate prediction. Ensemble forecasting uses the averages of a large number of models to reduce rates of error, he said. These improved models could help reduce
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University of Illinois Prof. Don Wuebbles speaks during a One Book One Northwestern event at the Donald P. Jacobs Center on Thursday. Wuebbles was part of a panel that discussed sustainable public policy and climate change.
fatalities from lightning, heat waves and hurricanes, he said. In addition to creating more accurate models, Weigert said effective public policy is necessary to create sustainable spaces, preserve public health and reduce the impact of climate change. She highlighted the leading role Chicago and cities like it play in reducing the world’s carbon footprint. Weigert said population density and public transportation help decrease the environmental impact of human populations. “When you live in a city, you are more likely to walk, you have a transit system, you are more likely to be in multi-family housing, apartments or condos where you share walls and where your square footage is a little lower,” she said. During his presentation, Wuebbles challenged a temperature model made by climate skeptics, pointing out how the creators of the model picked and
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Humanities: not just for fun, but a necessary luxury
Without study of humanities, life’s endeavors may seem only trivial, world would be ‘impoverished’ BARBARA NEWMAN
You love your lit courses — you know you do. Perhaps Dickens was your favorite: You could almost feel the London fog swirling into your lungs. Or how about that wild and crazy Chaucer class where you acted out “The Miller’s Tale”? But major in English? No, you promised your parents to choose something practical, like economics. Or after surviving organic chemistry, you might as well finish your pre-med curriculum. Everyone knows the humanities are just for fun anyway. We English professors are forever trying to persuade students — and parents — that you can do more with a literature degree than mix lattés at Starbucks while informing customers that it’s named after Captain Ahab’s first mate in “Moby-Dick.” That reminds me of author Bill Bryson’s tale about an old College Bowl match between Brits and Americans. After the Brits had won by about 12,000 to two, he wondered what became of the participants — and figured the Americans were pulling in $850,000 a year as bond traders, while the Brits were
writing about the tonality of 16th-century choral music in Lower Silesia and wearing ratty sweaters. If there’s a whiff of luxury about the humanities, it’s not the wealth but the pleasure they afford. Suppose Evanston’s garbage collectors went on strike for a week: Everyone would know it. If all poets went on strike for a year, no one would know it. So in a world of utopian economics, garbage collectors would earn more than professors. Their work is smelly, exhausting and necessary; ours is privileged and optional. Yet though the world would be a better place without garbage, without poetry, it would be impoverished. Defenders of the humanities are always trapped in this bind. Any single endeavor may seem trivial, yet without the humanities as such, we would have only trivia.
One of the most insidious evils of violence is that it make us think only violence matters.
True, it would be a dull conscience that never worried about spending our best
thought on art and music, poetry and fiction, while there are starving people to feed and endangered species to save. In violent times, these scruples become even more pressing. Compared to the dramatic urgency of war, the pursuits of peacetime seem idle. That is why, 60 years ago, “War and Peace” was judged a great novel and “Pride and Prejudice” a mere domestic fiction. Yet, just as we now think differently about Austen, we need to rethink our broader suspicions. Two days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, my husband and I had planned to attend an academic conference. We first thought it would be canceled — but it wasn’t, although planes were grounded. Our second thought was to cancel ourselves — but why, after all? So off we drove, joining a small, shaken band of medievalists to learn about the Greek manuscripts Theodore of Tarsus brought from Byzantium to Canterbury in the seventh century. It all seemed extraordinarily remote, yet I found myself revisiting all our clichés about the “Dark Ages.” Whatever may have been dark in the medieval past, it was not Theodore’s monks struggling with Greek grammar. No, what was dark then is dark today — how much does it really matter if we kill with arrows or airplanes? About as much as it matters whether we write on parchment or screens. Our technologies enable us to do much more, much
faster — but it’s the ends that count, not the means. If it’s better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness, I would sooner praise the monk copying declensions by a flickering tallow stub than the commander deploying drones by remote control. One of the most insidious evils of violence is that it makes us think only violence matters. One gift of the humanities is to defy that law. Even after the next 1,000 pointless deaths, people will still care about Greek verbs and Silesian music, Captain Ahab’s quest and Elizabeth Bennet’s marriage. The historian Johan Huizinga once remarked that all culture is a form of play, and in the humanities, we find as perfect a fusion of work and play as in sports. My study of medieval literature may never give as much joy as a Cubs championship, but it gives the same kind of joy: no less a luxury, no less a necessity. And if I make more money than garbage collectors but less than the Cubs, so be it. Life is short; utopian economics will have to wait. Barbara Newman is an English professor. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to email@example.com. The views expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views of all staff members of The Daily Northwestern.
Anti-war movement more urgent with Trump in charge WILLIAM KANG
Recently the threat of war has, like an ominous storm cloud, smothered us with fear. The war machine that we have seen ravage other countries like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan has only grown with the Trump administration’s foreign policy. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen President Donald Trump order missile strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical attack, heightening tensions not only with Syria but also with its allies in Russia and Iran. And if this wasn’t already bad enough, the Trump administration has been beating the drums of war in the Korean Peninsula, threatening military action against the North Korean government’s nuclear weapons testing program. Though these regimes may have questionable policies, it is important to remember that American warmongering can never solve other countries’ problems. The time has come to build an effective, comprehensive and working anti-war movement both throughout Northwestern’s campus and the entire country. The threat of war is something that concerns me not only because of how many innocent lives would suffer, but also because it directly endangers the people in my own
life. Many Korean students take two years off school for mandatory military service in South Korea. A Korean war would send them directly to the front lines and put them in serious danger. As a second generation Korean American, I know much of my family will be put in immediate danger if major cities and towns turn into battlefields. Though I don’t live in Korea myself, it is the land my parents grew up in and the nation whose culture and language are central to my life, and as of late I am concerned for its safety. Contrary to what politicians and media may say, American intervention is hardly positive. We are often told that the U.S. military was sent abroad to another country — which most Americans can’t even point to on a map — for “humanitarian reasons,” or to play the role of the world police. We see images of starving North Korean children, putting fear into the hearts of American citizens and a desire to “liberate” the North Koreans, but we brokered the deal with the Soviet Union that divided the Korean Peninsula in the first place. Throwing bombs at a problem never solves anything. It has only created more resentment, conflict and destruction abroad, not to mention the great irony behind U.S. criticisms of other regimes despite our own countless problems. While we chastise authoritarian regimes for brutalizing ethnic minorities in their countries, our police beats and murders black and brown people constantly. While we criticize countries like
Russia or Saudi Arabia for disenfranchising queer people, we have queer, undocumented people in detention centers and people in prison fearing abuse. Many say we are at the brink of direct conflict with North Korea over a nuclear weapons program, but we are the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons in war. Our saber-rattling not only expands the profits of corporations and politicians, but it also distracts from issues here. Historically, these military interventions have disproportionately caused people of lower socioeconomic status and people of color in America to go abroad and fight innocent people.
Throwing bombs at a problem never solves anything. It has only created more resentment, conflict and destruction abroad, not to mention the great irony behind U.S. criticisms of other regimes despite our own countless problems. That being said, some may question what to do with threats of global war looming over us. I think that there is only one thing we can do: Get organized. Part of why Americans lost the Vietnam War was because people, especially disenfranchised people of color, realized that this war was not in their
interests and organized against it. We need to start doing this now. Start talking to your friends, colleagues, partners and families. Start organizing around the banner of antiimperialism and anti-war in your spaces. We must create an effective anti-war movement throughout the U.S. that is not only able to mobilize and protest quickly, but disrupt the war machine through civil disobedience and direct action. This is our only hope of survival, and the best we can do to stand in solidarity with all other oppressed peoples. One possible way to set up the foundation of an anti-war movement on campus is by forming an organization adamantly opposed to war and the hawkish stances held by people in power. Another method would be to set up a coalition of various activist and cultural organizations to organize the campus against war. But frankly, one of the most important things I think is key to building an anti-war movement is dialogue. Talk to the people around you, and you would be surprised how many people find common ground with you. Make the idea of anti-war resistance an idea that crosses everyone’s minds. Whatever we do, we have to act and we have to act now. William Kang is a Medill freshman. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. If you would like to respond publicly to this column, send a Letter to the Editor to opinion@ dailynorthwestern.com. The views expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views of all staff members of The Daily Northwestern.
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to work with students you know very closely … hurts the ability of an administration to harass one student.” Martinez said the concerns and risks of undocumented immigrants are the hardest to respond to with self-defense strategies. Their data is especially sensitive, he said, and greater access to that data has made it easier for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to locate undocumented individuals. Weinberg senior Kristen Campbell, who attended the event and is a research assistant at the Deportation Research Clinic, told The Daily that data security is a pertinent issue for the clinic as it works with people who are in contact with ICE. “Whether (people) are undocumented or otherwise, it’s very important for them to protect their data,” Campbell said.
The Medill School of Journalism will induct Pulitzer Prize winners, a TV show creator and other alumni into the school’s Hall of Achievement in May, according to a news release. The six alumni will be inducted at a ceremony May 18. The Hall of Achievement, established in 1997, honors alumni who’ve excelled in their fields, even if it’s not journalism. The inductees include R. Bruce Dold (Medill ’77, ’78), the publisher and editor in chief of the Chicago Tribune; Edith Chapin (Medill ’86), the executive editor of NPR News; and Jonathan S. Addleton (Medill ’79), the former U.S. ambassador to Mongolia. “These alumni truly represent the best of Medill,” Brad Hamm, dean of Medill, said in the release. “They have distinguished themselves in their fields and are a credit to their alma mater. We are proud to recognize their outstanding achievements.” Mara Brock Akil (Medill ’92) created TV shows “Being Mary Jane,” “Girlfriends” and “The Game.” She also wrote and co-produced the 2012 movie “Sparkle” starring Whitney Houston. She contributed to the entertainment industry by “adding an authentic African-American female voice to television offerings,” according to the release. Other inductees Mary Baglivo (Medill ’81), the chief marketing officer and vice president of global marketing at Northwestern. Before working for the University, Baglivo worked as a top executive in various advertising and communications companies including Saatchi & Saatchi. The sixth inductee, Kai Bird (Medill ’75), won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize with his co-author for his biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb.” He also wrote New York Times-bestseller “The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames” about the CIA’s former Near East director. All but Akil will participate in an open panel discussion May 18 in the McCormick Foundation Center Forum.
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A digital rights nonprofit director displayed his three cell phones to demonstrate the precaution he takes to protect his digital security during a talk Thursday. Freddy Martinez — founder of Lucy Parsons Labs, an organization that investigates and advocates for digital security — spoke to an audience of about 15 people in Annenberg Hall to advise them about how to protect their data. Martinez mapped out the threats, risks and strategies of undocumented immigrants, journalists and activists who might be concerned with data security. The event was hosted by the Deportation Research Clinic, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and various other campus groups and programs. Director of the Deportation Research Clinic and political science Prof. Jacqueline Stevens told The Daily she organized the event after surveillance was brought up at a Wildcat Trump Forum, an event that focused on educating and strategizing in response to President Donald Trump taking office. Stevens told The Daily she thought it would be a good idea to bring in an expert on government surveillance technologies. “We just thought it would be good to alert students and academics and activists as to what they might do to make themselves feel more secure in their communications,” Stevens said. Martinez said the goal of discussions about surveillance is to build a model method for protecting data rather than focus on hypotheticals of what the government can do to access data, he said. “When we talk about things like surveillance, or surveillance self-defense, what we’re actually talking about is a range of risks,” Martinez said. Data security risks include unsecure WiFi networks and file-sharing sites like Google Drive, Martinez said. Users often make risky decisions such as using Google Drive on campus WiFi, allowing hackers to access sensitive information, he said. Targets of surveillance should assess their risks and take steps toward preventing a data breach, he said, particularly activists on college campuses, who
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he said are threatened by harassment, arrest and even administrative threats. College administrators may not like the positions students advocate, and might seek access to their data, he said. Martinez said student activists should use as many resources available as possible to protect their information. He suggested activists use USB flash drives and Virtual Private Networks, even showing the audience his three cell phones to demonstrate the level of precaution he takes. “Political cover,” or protection by a large community network, could also be used to protect targeted activists with controversial positions, Martinez said. Law enforcement and administrators may be more reluctant to arrest or pursue disciplinary action against students who have a large support network, he said. “In college campuses everything is kind of a smaller community,” Martinez said. “The ability
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From page 1 “She’s onto something, really onto something, when she rails against the ‘neo-sentimentality about female vulnerability,’” Senior wrote. “But the most powerful and provocative part of her book, its final chapter, suggests that today’s young college women really do suffer from a crisis of agency.” In addition to The Times, Kipnis was interviewed about the book by The New Yorker, National Public Radio and other media outlets. At NU, however, a number of students and faculty have spoken out against the book. A public Facebook post from philosophy Prof. Jennifer Lackey, director of graduate studies, voiced concerns about Kipnis’ book. “Laura Kipnis’s recent book, Unwanted Advances, discusses one of our philosophy graduate students at great length,” Lackey wrote in the post, which was also signed by philosophy Prof. Sandy Goldberg, chair of the department. “We want to make clear that we believe that the characterization of our student as portrayed in the book is grossly inaccurate.” In a public Facebook comment responding to Lackey’s post, Kipnis said each claim in her book was “copiously documented.” “Among the documents are some 2,000 texts and emails between the grad student and Peter Ludlow,” Kipnis wrote. “There is indeed strong evidence for my assertions, which is why I decline to withdraw any of them.” Lackey’s post also expressed support for the graduate student mentioned in Kipnis’ book. “We stand by our student as a person of substantial character and high integrity, in addition to being an extraordinarily talented philosopher,” Lackey and Goldberg wrote. Third-year philosophy Ph.D. student Kathryn
REFUGEE From page 1
Ben-Arieh said the center — which resides under the Buffett Institute for Global Studies — has done work on refugee rights and protection for at least five years, and over the past year has established a specific program focusing on refugee resettlement. “(Our work) is built on the concept that refugees are a benefit to our communities,” she said. “The way in which we resettle them in the initial year could be done better to better enable them to develop their capacities and become full contributing members to our community.” Sarah Flax, Evanston’s housing and grants administrator, said the task force’s primary goal is to coordinate resources for refugees and help them settle into the community. She said it can be complicated to administer resources to refugees because the needs of various families can be
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Pogin, who read Kipnis’ book, said she thought the book was “so obviously, deeply one-sided.” Pogin has criticized Kipnis in the past — in 2015, she addressed Kipnis’ op-ed in a public comment on the Title IX at Northwestern University Facebook page. Pogin also helped organize a planned sit-in to protest NU’s intent to negotiate with Ludlow in 2014 after he sued NU and several others related to his case for defamation, gender discrimination and invasion of privacy. Shortly before the sit-in was intended to take place, the University announced it had called off mediation efforts with Ludlow. Pogin said she thinks Kipnis should have reached out to the people mentioned in the book for comment. “I don’t know what kind of scholarly standards that meets,” Pogin said. “I don’t know what kind of ethical standards that meets.” Kipnis said she did not reach out to several people mentioned in the book because she felt that their side of the story had already been sufficiently represented in official accounts and public records. She also said she felt certain those she did not reach out to would not have agreed to speak to her. Kipnis also said she thinks Title IX cases should be more transparent. Kipnis used pseudonyms in the book while describing NU students and said as long as names are redacted, “there is no reason that the information shouldn’t be public.” “If there’s discomfort in exposing information that maybe people think should be private, I can understand that discomfort, but at the same time, I think this government policy needs to be exposed to far more scrutiny than it has been,” Kipnis said.
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behalf of minority communities. Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors, president of the Evanston NAACP branch, told The Daily he began receiving phone calls from concerned residents who wanted to know what they could do to support Williams when the disciplinary hearing was announced. “When we found out she was placed on administrative leave just yesterday … we thought the best thing we could possibly do was to try to drum up a little support on behalf of Lesley,” Nabors said. “(We wanted to make sure that) her boss and the board know that there are people supporting her.” EPL director Karen Danczak Lyons told The Daily in an email she could not comment on personnel matters. Tiffany Rice, president of the Dajae Coleman Foundation, which was set up in honor of her son who died in 2012 as a result of gun violence, attended the rally. She wrote an open letter criticizing Danczak Lyons’ “pattern of behavior that makes me question her commitment to Evanston’s
From page 1 fit the mold of a traditional, Chicago-style pizza, it has been received well in the area, Levy said. There are roughly 15 Blaze locations in the area, Levy said, including one in Highland Park that opened earlier this week. Now in its sixth year, Blaze has more than 185 locations throughout the United States. Wetzel said she tries to attend as many store openings as possible, but one in particular had special significance. Blaze’s Evanston location, 1737 Sherman Ave., opened in March 2015 and was the chain’s fifth location in the Chicago area. Wetzel said opening in her former college town was “so rewarding.” “I can’t even tell you how excited I was; I was just so … honored to be bringing this back,” she said. “The Evanston opening was a must see.” Although Wetzel said the opening day in early spring was unseasonably cold, students and Evanston residents formed a line down the block. “It was so exciting to see people get it so quickly, to understand what Blaze was,” she said. The Blaze in Evanston has a wall graphic with just a “wink of purple,” Wetzel said. She said she didn’t want to go over the top with the NU-themed decorations because her customers — many of whom are NU students — are “unconventionally wise.” Wetzel said her favorite part about NU was involving herself in non-academic clubs and organizations. During her time in college, Wetzel was involved with A&O Productions as well
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African-American community and providing access to information desired by our city’s people of color.” The letter also contains a series of ethics claims against Danczak Lyons, including an allegation that she has insufficiently increased access to library materials and services for low-income families in neighborhoods in Evanston. After the hearing, Williams addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support. The exact nature of the disciplinary charges has not been released, but Williams said she was expecting to hear a final decision regarding further action in about five days. She said the decision could result in anything from a reprimand to a suspension. Nevertheless, Williams said she was thankful for the support from local residents and organizations. “I see librarians here, and teachers, and social workers, and kids and students,” Williams said. “This really, for me, reflects why this job is so important to me and why I love working as a librarian at the Evanston Public Library.” email@example.com as her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. One of her closest friends, Jennifer Sant’Anna (SESP ’87), said the two met through their sorority freshman year. Sant’Anna is now the vice president of operations for REV sustainability, a consulting group. She recalled being at Wetzel’s wedding and hearing the newly-wed couple discuss a business idea they had in the works. That business idea would later turn into Rick Wetzel’s business, Wetzel’s Pretzels. Sant’Anna said she’s enjoyed watching Elise Wetzel and her husband develop their various businesses over the years. She called Wetzel a “serial entrepreneur” who builds her businesses with “a lot of curiosity.” “They’re curious and they’re generous of heart and mind, they’re just very smart people,” Sant’Anna said. Wetzel, who majored in economics and earned a minor in the School of Communication during her time at NU, credits Northwestern’s lack of a “traditional” undergraduate business program with giving her the ability to explore different fields of study. During her time at NU, Wetzel said she formed her own marketing degree through those two areas of study; she even wrote her senior thesis on “the impact of advertising on pricing, and how the two correlate.” “I think your undergrad time should be spent being inquisitive in so many different areas,” she said. “There’s plenty of time to learn your accounting principles, but right now is when you should be shaping your curiosity.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Daniel Biss hires echo themes from Barack Obama’s campaign
State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) is laying the groundwork for a grassroots movement, bolstering his gubernatorial team this week with some of former President Barack Obama’s staffers and strategists. The mathematician-turned-politician announced Thursday that 270 Strategies — a Chicago-based public engagement firm founded by former Obama staffers — will advise his gubernatorial campaign as general consultants. The firm was established in 2013 based on “key pieces of the Obama organization” that include grassroots organizing, digital, communications and data analytics. Among the firm’s founding partners is CEO Jeremy Bird, who served as the former president’s 2012 national field director and was dubbed “the Obama campaign’s secret weapon” by Rolling Stone. “We basically help people build winning campaigns in the nonprofit sphere, in the political sphere and in the corporate sphere,” Bird told The Daily in 2015. “We do more of the organizing and digital side of things.”
Earlier this week, Biss further tied himself to the former president by announcing Abby Witt as his campaign manager.The Evanston native played several roles in Obama’s presidential campaigns, from regional field director in key states in 2008 to director of political operations during Obama’s 2012 re-election bid. Witt also worked as the managing director of Organizing for Action — a progressive grassroots organization that grew out of Obama’s presidency — in charge of strategic planning and day-to-day operation. Echoing themes from the former president’s campaigns, the Obama stalwart said in a statement that she was “honored” to work for a candidate “with the ability to organize a community.” She added that in joining Biss, she was joining a “movement to take our state back from money and the machine.” “The path to real change, and the path to our victory, will be through the grassroots, not just the airwaves,” Witt said in a statement. “If we want to start solving problems in Illinois, we need a movement of people ready to take their state back from money and the machine. This campaign is setting out to build that movement, and that’s why our partners will always share our focus on organizing.” — David Fishman
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6 combined innings in his previous two starts. Fellow freshman Josh Levy has come out of the bullpen and turned in solid performances on Sundays in the middle innings. Despite his 23 walks in 28 innings, Levy has the second-lowest ERA on the team, at 2.89. Friday’s likely starter, senior Cooper Wetherbee, is the only NU pitcher with a lower ERA this year, posting an impressive 2.67 number on the year. “The big thing for the staff is limiting the free bases,” said senior pitcher Josh Davis, who pitched 5 shutout innings of two-hit ball Tuesday against Milwaukee. “We’re going to swing the bats, so we just have to focus, take it one day at a time, focus on winning that Friday game and go from there.” While the Cats’ pitching staff has struggled overall this season, posting a 5.57 team ERA, Penn State’s staff has actually been slightly worse on the year, with a 5.76 ERA of its own. The Nittany Lions, however, boast a fearsome Friday starter in junior right-hander Sal Biasi. Biasi’s last two Big Ten starts have featured 15 innings pitched, and only 2 earned runs, six hits
From page 8 both stroke play tournaments NU participated in during the winter season.
We really stress to our kids to get a feel for the greens, makes some notes on the nuances of the breaks and slopes... Emily Fletcher, Coach
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Jeremy Bird speaks at a panel in Cahn Auditorium in 2015. State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced Thursday that Bird’s organization, 270 Strategies, would help with his gubernatorial campaign.
Kim’s dominance wasn’t limited to stroke play either, as she bested defending NCAA national champion Virginia Elena Carta in match play against Duke earlier this year. This success, however, hasn’t changed the junior’s drive to get better heading into the postseason. “I’ve been hitting a lot more balls,” Kim said.
and two walks for opponents. Opponents have hit a measly .160 against the righty this season. “They’ve got a real good arm on Friday, so we’re going to have to battle, scratch and claw on Friday,” Allen said. “We just have to focus on our Friday night game, which is going to be a tough one there at State College.” The rest of the Penn State staff isn’t quite as good. In their last six non-Biasi Big Ten starts, the Nittany Lions have allowed 70 runs combined. At the plate, the Nittany Lions have been rather poor as well. The squad is hitting only .226 on the year, despite the efforts of sophomore outfielder Jordan Bowersox, who enters the series hitting .333. If the visitors walk away with a sweep, it would leave them at 6-6 in the conference, which could set the squad up nicely for a postseason push. NU knows that although Penn State is the conference bottom-feeder, every moment in all three games will be crucial for the Cats. “We’re just going to try to be competitive in these games,” freshman outfielder Leo Kaplan said, “and put together one at-bat at a time, one pitch at a time and just continue to play hard.” email@example.com “I’m working on my iron consistency and a lot of fundamentals. I’ve been working on my short game, too, so basically working on everything.” The Cats will face a unique test this weekend at the TPC River’s Bend course in Ohio. Coach Emily Fletcher said none of the NU golfers have seen the course before. They are far from the only ones coming in blind, however, as Fletcher also said no Big Ten team has seen the tournament before. Because of that, Thursday’s practice round will take on exaggerated importance for all golfers. Fletcher stressed the importance of the short game in the practice round, but recognized that expected cold weather on the weekend could make conditions in later rounds treacherous. “We really stress to our kids to get a feel for the greens, make some notes on the nuances of the breaks and slopes and that sort of thing,” Fletcher said. “We’ll want to be nonjudgmental in what we’re doing tomorrow and just get a good feel for the golf course before the weekend.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tournament eligibility on line as NU travels to Rutgers By DAN WALDMAN
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For the second-straight year, the Wildcats are fighting for their postseason lives, and with only two games remaining in the regular season, Saturday’s match against Rutgers will serve as a must-win contest. No. 15 Northwestern (8-7, 3-1 Big Ten) will hit the road this weekend as it takes on the Scarlet Knights (8-6, 2-2 Big Ten). Last year, the Cats had their way with their east-coast foes, piling on a 20-9 defeat. And with Rutgers sitting just one spot behind NU in the Big Ten standings, a win Saturday would clinch a Big Ten Tournament berth for the Cats. Both teams can still grab one of the four spots in the Big Ten Tournament, but making that tournament won’t necessarily be enough for NU, as the Cats will likely be looking to qualify for the NCAA Tournament as one of the 13 at-large teams. However, to put itself in that position, the team has to finish the regular season and conference tournament with an overall record of at least .500. With its final two games coming against the Scarlet Knights and the unbeaten Maryland Terrapins, the Cats will need to come away with at least one win to put
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themselves in a comfortable position going into the Big Ten Tournament. For the team’s long-tenured leader Kelly Amonte Hiller, this recent feeling of living on the edge is unfamiliar, but she said Saturday’s game will nevertheless be a battle. “We’re worried about the Big Ten Tournament first and just getting a spot there,” she said. “This game is crucial for us in all aspects, so we have a great sense of urgency right now.” The past two years have been a bit of an anomaly for NU, as the team has not experienced the same level of dominance as it did for much of the last 15 years. Last season, the Cats went into the last week of April with a sub-.500 record — the first time since the program became a varsity sport in 2002. S enior attac ker Chr istina Esposito, who leads the team in scoring with 34 goals, was a key member of last year’s late offensive resurgence that propelled the team to the finals of the conference tournament. Esposito said being put in this position for the second time isn’t as jarring, as the team has some familiarity with the situation.
“This is a playoff game for us,” Esposito said. ”This is an extremely huge conference game. We need this win, so we’re excited to go to the East Coast and get a win there.” Although the team is far from eliminated from postseason play, there still is room for some concern. NU currently has a scoring offense ranked outside the top 50 in the country and a scoring defense sitting at No. 37 in the nation. But the team has seen a recent surge in its scoring efforts from the defensive third. Sophomore defender Claire Quinn has sparked a new sense of urgency from the defense, scoring her first three career goals this year. The sophomore said having two seasons of living on the edge under her belt has fully prepared her for what lies ahead. “It’s important to forget about the past and work on our team now and work on the future,” Quinn said. “Yes, it was a great dynasty, but we have a lot of good energy to work with now and it’s important to use that.” With NU now floating in the middle of the pack, its players will have to step up to the occasion and make some noise to finish the season. But that all starts with a win Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cats trying to avoid third consecutive title split with Ohio State
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Northwestern will travel east this weekend to take on Penn State in a battle of struggling Big Ten teams that could desperately use some conference wins in pushes for the Big Ten Tournament next month. The top eight teams in the conference make the postseason tournament, but the Wildcats (14-22, 3-6) currently sit in 11th while the Nittany Lions (1224, 1-8) are rooted to the Big Ten cellar. Coach Spencer Allen, however, isn’t taking anything for granted. “The one thing you never do is try to figure out this league,” Allen said. “Just when you think we can sweep, we can win two or three, you lose focus. I think our biggest focus is just going to be to try to keep it game to game and not try to think about the Big Tens.” The weekend rotation will likely be led by freshmen again, as Hank Christie and Matt Gannon reprise their roles as Saturday and Sunday starters, respectively. Recently, however, Gannon has been making shorter starts, tallying only » See BASEBALL, page 7
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JR Reimer throws a pitch. The junior pitcher is part of a Northwestern bullpen that has struggled this year, as the Wildcats rank 10th in the Big Ten in team ERA.
The Big Ten Championship is likely just the first step in a long postseason journey for Northwestern, but that doesn’t mean the Wildcats are looking past their chance at a conference title. For two straight years, NU has split the Big Ten title with Ohio State. Last year, the Cats clinched a share of the title with a clutch 10-foot putt by then-freshman Stephanie Lau on the 18th hole on the final day. Two years ago, then-freshman Sarah Cho took home the individual championship as NU stormed back from a six-shot deficit entering the final day to tie the Buckeyes. But another split won’t be good enough for senior Kacie Komoto this year. “I think of it as an opportunity because we haven’t gotten that outright win yet while I’ve been here,”
Komoto said. “That would just be amazing to get that final outright win.” Komoto herself has struggled for much of her senior season. As the Cats won the Hurricane Invitational, Komoto tied for 42nd with a 9-overpar weekend, and none of her scores ended up counting toward NU’s final victory total. The senior also struggled at the final tournament before Big Tens, finishing tied for 76th overall at the Silverado Showdown at 17-over after struggling on the greens all weekend. Coming into her final Big Ten Championship, Komoto is excited for her chance at redemption. “It’s definitely bittersweet. I can’t believe four years have already gone and this is the last one,” Komoto said. “I feel we can end on a good one. Personally, I have to work on a lot. I haven’t really played my best. I’ve been getting back to the basics, just getting my tempo down and all that.” Komoto’s struggles have been mitigated by the performance of NU’s undisputed top player, junior Hannah Kim, this season. Kim won » See GOLF, page 7