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STANDING ROOM ONLY The student section in Ryan Field was at full capacity Saturday. Some students who arrived late to Northwestern’s Homecoming game against Ohio State were redirected to other parts of the stadium, and others stood in the aisles. The Wildcats fell to the Buckeyes 40-30.

Stadium seats sold out, student section overflowed at Ohio State game By BOB HAYES

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Ryan Field staff faced unprecedented issues before and during Saturday’s Homecoming football matchup against Ohio State, including a severe thunderstorm and overcrowding in the student section. Students began lining up to enter the general admission student section

more than four hours before the game’s 7 p.m. kickoff, even waiting through an afternoon downpour to watch the Wildcats take the field. “I was completely soaked through, and though the next two hours weren’t exactly fun, waiting was absolutely worth it,” said Weinberg freshman Joseph Raff, who joined the line at 3 p.m. “The atmosphere right by the field is amazing.” Many students’ tailgating experiences at the new, Wildside-run area

Fitzerland were cut short by the storm, which forced thousands of students to evacuate. They took shelter in nearby Welsh-Ryan Arena, which was hosting a public scrimmage for the men’s basketball team, and Trienens Hall. “The severity of the weather dictated a number of changes to our normal routine,” athletic department spokesman Paul Kennedy told The Daily in an email. “The fact that Welsh-Ryan Arena was already in use for the basketball exhibition created

some challenges, but staff navigated those hurdles effectively.” Once the rain finally subsided by 5:30 p.m. and fans began entering the stadium, the challenges continued. The excitement surrounding the big game attracted a sold-out crowd of 47,330, including what Kennedy said was “the most students we have welcomed to Ryan Field for a football game that we have on record.” The student section reached capacity more than a half-hour before the

game, causing students to be relocated to different sections of the stadium. McCormick senior Nicholas Reimold, who arrived at the game at about 6:20 p.m., said he spent nearly an hour finding a place to watch the action. “We were in the section directly to the right of the student section because there were no more seats in the student section,” he said. “Once we were » See STADIUM, page 7

Former ambassador talks Israel By VIOLET DECKER

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Danny Ayalon, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, spoke Tuesday on the current state of the Middle East, saying the political importance of the region extends beyond the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. Ayalon spoke to an audience of more than 80 students Tuesday night at the Tannenbaum Chabad House. The event, which was sponsored by Chabad and Wildcats for Israel, featured the Israeli diplomat and politician, who served as Deputy Foreign Minister and a member of the Knesset, Israel’s national legislature, from 2009 to 2013. Since leaving politics, he has written for Israeli and international newspapers such as The Jerusalem Post and The Wall Street Journal. “We were contacted by Danny Ayalon’s office on Tuesday because he was in the Chicago area and wanted to speak to Northwestern students,” said Weinberg senior Joel Rabinowitz, president of the Chabad House executive board. “It’s great to have this exposure to a perspective on the Middle East. It’s a really important

Former Rep. Frank to be College Dems’ fall speaker

Former Congressman Barney Frank will answer questions about his life and political career later this month as

topic that I think students should be aware about.” Jonathan Kamel, president of Wildcats for Israel and a former Daily columnist, said the group was excited to bring Ayalon to campus.

“We got the speaker very suddenly and unexpectedly,” the Weinberg sophomore said. “Our organization’s mission is to promote the U.S.-Israel » See ISRAEL, page 7

Source: Office of Rep. Luis Gutierrez

IN SHACKLES Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) is arrested Tuesday afternoon during an immigration reform protest in Washington, D.C. She was one of about 200 demonstrators taken into custody.

Rep. Schakowsky arrested at rally on National Mall

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PEACE TALKS Daniel Ayalon speaks at the Tannenbaum Chabad House on Tuesday night. Ayalon served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2002 until 2006.

College Democrats’ fall speaker, the group announced Tuesday. Frank represented Massachusetts in the House from 1981 to 2013 and served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011. College Democrats president Lauren Izaak said the group chose to bring Frank to campus because of his wide appeal.

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“We thought Frank had the largest reach for students,” the Weinberg senior said. Frank was heavily involved in the Dodd-Frank Act, a 2010 law aimed at reforming the U.S. financial system. “Investment is a big part of campus with what students want to do after they graduate,” Izaak said, adding that students

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) was arrested today during an immigration reform rally in the nation’s capital. Schakowsky spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said the congresswoman was blocking a street before she was taken into custody. “Rep. Schakowsky stood in solidarity with her colleagues and immigrant rights advocates to demand a House would be able “to hear more about it from the person that wrote” the law. Izaak also highlighted Frank’s status as the first openly gay member in Congress. “How he relates to different student groups on campus is really important to us,” she said. “October is LGBT History Month so we thought that would be a

vote on comprehensive immigration,” Singh wrote in an email to The Daily. “She participated in civil disobedience to urge Republican leadership to bring this critical bill for a vote.” Titled “Camino Americano: Concert and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect,” the rally was held on the National Mall. Organizers had hoped to pressure House Republicans into addressing immigration reform legislation, which has stalled since a Senate bill was passed earlier this year. — Patrick Svitek

great tie-in.” Instead of presenting a prepared speech, Frank will participate in an interview-style event, answering questions posed by a Northwestern professor, Izaak said. The event will take place Oct. 29 at Cahn Auditorium. — Jeanne Kuang

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Around Town

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— ETHS athletic director Chris Livatino

Chicago native brings boutique home

Police blotter Out-of-state car stolen

A car from Colorado was stolen between Saturday and Monday in south Evanston, according to police. Between 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Monday, a 22-year-old woman noticed the vehicle was missing from where she parked it in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The woman lives nearby, but the car’s owner is from Colorado. Police described the car as a 2008 gray Subaru Legacy. Parrott said the woman’s relationship with the owner is unclear.

Converter taken off car

A converter was stolen off of a car over the weekend, according to police. Parrott said the converter was taken overnight off a 2006 Honda Accord owned by a 38-year-old man from Evanston. The theft occurred between 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of Ridge Avenue, according to police. Parrott said converter thefts are not uncommon. “It’s a popular item due to the high value of the metal inside the converter,” he said. Converters often contain precious metals such as platinum and gold. — Patrick Svitek

Setting the record straight In “Johns Hopkins prof continues mental health dialogue” in Monday’s print edition, the source of the enrichment grant was misidentified. The grant came from The Alumnae of Northwestern University. In “New pricing strategy debuts for Ohio State game,” the relationship between demand and price was misstated. The Daily regrets the errors.


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When Kristi Pawlowicz was promoted to comanager of Envy, a women’s boutique near the University of Missouri, during her senior year of college, she was sure she could handle it. Now she is running the boutique’s first location in the Chicago area, which opened last month in downtown Evanston. The new store signifies a return home for Pawlowicz, who moved from the Chicago area to attend the Missouri School of Journalism and started out working part time as a sales associate at Envy’s first boutique in Columbia, Mo. “While continuing to pursue my journalism degree in strategic comAll our styles munication, I began to come from apply all my studies L.A., so they are into the marketing and advertising of the comcurrent and pany,” she said. on trend — and After college, Pawlowicz was promoted to usually just store manager of Envy a step ahead in Springfield, Mo., near Missouri State of Chicago’s Midwest style. It University. She spent the last it fun to watch year and a half managing that store. people take “When I finally was risks with our homesick enough, I decided to move back clothes. to Chicago for good, Kristi Pawlowicz, and it only made sense Envy manager to bring the store with me,” she said. Pawlowicz said her father went to graduate school at Northwestern, so she has “always felt connected” to the university, cheering for the Wildcats with her dad at football games.

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BUDGET BOUTIQUE Kristi Pawlowicz, manager of the women’s boutique Envy, helped open the Evanston location last month. She started working for the business while she was in college in Missouri.

“I already had a sense of the campus culture, and I knew Envy would be appreciated by the students at Northwestern,” she said. Her vision for Envy Evanston was to bring Los Angeles fashion at an ideal price point to NU students and Evanston residents. The boutique, 522 Davis St., opened in late September in Evanston, which Pawlowicz said lacked trendy fashion for less than $40. Pawlowicz said she hopes Envy becomes the fashion resource for Evanston shoppers. “All our styles come from L.A., so they are current and on trend — and usually just a step ahead of Chicago’s Midwest style,” Pawlowicz said. “It is fun to watch people take risks with our clothes and wear something they haven’t tried yet.” The individual boutiques are located near university campuses in Columbia, Mo.; Springfield,

Mo.; Lawrence, Kan. and Manhattan, Kan. “That’s exciting that they are expanding,” said Maddie Roberts, a stylist at Salon Texture, 520 Davis St., located next door to Envy. “I think it’s priced well for students.” Weinberg sophomore Zoe Vainikos agreed, calling the store “reasonably priced.” She said Envy fits both the casual and formal needs of college women. Vainikos said she wishes the boutique sold shoes. SESP sophomore Annie Livingston has only worked at the boutique for a week and a half, but she said she already thinks Pawlowicz is “the best manager. She’s so knowledgeable and fashionable.”

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On Campus

I’m very honored to have the privilege to do something totally unique. It’s a huge learning experience for everyone involved.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will deliver this year’s Allison Davis Lecture on Nov. 7 in Harris Hall. Wilkerson was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, in recognition of her coverage of the 1994 Midwest floods and a profile of a 10-year-old boy growing up in Chicago. Wilkerson, the former Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times, has also won a George S. Polk Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1994, she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Wilkerson’s 2010 book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” discussed the migration of black Americans from the South to the North and West and has received critical acclaim, including being named as one of the best books of 2010 by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, The Washington Post and the Economist. In 2011, she won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the Sidney Hillman Book Prize and the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction. The Allison Davis Lectures were established by the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and department of African American studies in honor of educator, anthropologist, writer and scholar Allison Davis, the first black woman to receive tenure outside a non-historically black college. Past Davis lecturers have included William Julius Wilson, Johnnetta Cole (Weinberg ‘59, Ph.D. ‘67), Mary Frances Berry, Randall Kennedy, Barbara Savage and Vijay Prashad. Editor in Chief Michele Corriston

emeritus in the history department. Leopold, who died in 2006, was a part of many government committees dedicated to preserving historical foreign policy data. Leopold was also a former president of the Organization of American Historians and authored many books, articles and reviews during his lifetime. Previous Leopold lecturers include Russ Feingold, David Gergen, Seymour Hersh, Jane Mayer, George McGovern (Weinberg ‘49, Ph.D. ‘53) and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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LUGAR Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar will deliver the annual Leopold Lecture on Nov. 13. Lugar lost his seat in 2012 to a primary challenge from Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock.

Former senator to give annual talk

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will give the annual Leopold Lecture on Nov. 13. Lugar, who represented Indiana in the Senate from 1977 to 2013, will address foreign relations in his lecture at Harris Hall. Lugar served on the foreign relations and agriculture committees while a Senator, working as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1985-1987 and 2003-2007. Lugar’s accomplishments include the NunnLugar Cooperative Threats Reduction program, which led to the disassembly and destruction of the nuclear weapons of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Richard W. Leopold Lecture was established by the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 1990 in honor of Richard W. Leopold, who was a professor

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Coming attractions Pulitzer-winning journalist, author to deliver lecture


ABC reporter Raddatz to speak at Medill

Four-time Emmy Award-winning television reporter Martha Raddatz will speak at the McCormick Tribune Center on Oct. 17. Raddatz will discuss journalism and foreign policy with Medill Prof. Timothy McNulty, the co-director of the school’s National Security Journalism Initiative. A chief global affairs correspondent for ABC News, Raddatz has covered nearly all aspects of foreign policy. Raddatz’s journalism career has spanned more than two decades. She served as national and foreign editor at the Chicago Tribune and moderated the 2012 vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan. The Oct. 17 event is presented by Medill and as part of the Minow Visiting Professorship, which periodically brings distinguished members in communication to speak. The professorship was established in 1981 as the gift of Newton M. Minow (Communication ‘49) and Josephine Baskin Minow (Weinberg ‘48). — Amy Whyte

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Climate reporter talks with SEED By SCOTT BROWN

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Members of Students for Ecological and Environmental Development had a chance to talk via Skype on Tuesday night with Justin Gillis, a writer on climate change for The New York Times. Gillis began the session by describing what led to his current career as a climate change journalist. He described how he had been working at The Washington Post as a writer on genetics when he began a fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was there that he began hearing more about climate change and realized it is an important issue. Gillis decided to change his focus to writing about climate change and started working for The New York Times. He said the lack of journalism on the topic in both print and television media concerns him. Members also asked Gillis about the report on

climate change released Sept. 30 by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Gillis was present at the most recent meetings of the IPCC in Stockholm, Sweden, where a group of several hundred scientists compiled their Fifth Assessment Report.

Climate change and environmentalism are broad and interdisciplinary challenges. Mark Silberg, SEED co-president

Gillis emphasized the significance of the carbon budget established by the report, which says that we should not emit more than one trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere. This establishes what Gillis called a “carbon pie” of how much carbon can be emitted and poses the question of how to split it up among nations. SEED co-president Mark Silberg said Gillis serves as an example to students of what they can

do in the environmentalism field. “Climate change and environmentalism are broad and interdisciplinary challenges, and they require diverse perspectives,” the Weinberg senior said. “Justin exemplifies some of the best journalism on this topic, and at SEED, we want to inspire students to pursue environmentalism and show them that there are a lot of different ways to do that.” Gillis also spoke on campus last year at an event sponsored by the Northwestern Energy and Sustainability Consortium. “If you look at the politics of the moment, things are just not moving,” Gillis told The Daily last October. “The overriding imperative here is to get accurate information over to the public, and in order to do that we’ve got to go back to the basics. … So I feel like if I’m going to come anywhere and make this case for upgrading our journalistic knowledge base, this is the right place to do it.”

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African American studies Prof. Michelle Wright on Tuesday night discussed the meaning of “blackness,” kicking off a speaking series that brings Northwestern professors to the Evanston Public Library. The series is in collaboration with the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities program, focusing on black culture and heritage. About 80 people attended the event, including NU students and Evanston community members. Wright began her lecture by saying there is no “one size fits all” definition of blackness. “There is no one physical characteristic that defines blackness,” Wright said. “There’s no such thing as a black nose or black hair or a black build. ... Blackness often brings in many different multivalent ethnic identities as well, so we don’t

have any such thing as a pure blackness.” Wright approached this issue from an historical perspective, discussing the influence of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein on her own beliefs. Both introduced new concepts of time and space. Newton’s idea that time and space are linear shaped Wright’s beliefs on the “middle passage blackness” view of identifying blackness based on history, starting with slavery and moving on to the Civil Rights Movement and into the current era. Wright said Einstein’s theory that time does not move in a uniform motion convinced her that blackness changes based on the individual and the moment. Since 2007, Beverly Zeldin-Palmer, department assistant for the Kaplan Institute, has worked with EPL to organize programs centered around NU faculty speakers. “The whole purpose of this series is to bring in the Evanston community,” Zeldin-Palmer said. After Wright’s lecture, the professor answered

USC, Occidental College underreported sexual assault

audience questions about racial language, the different interpretations of blackness and the idea that the only common trait is humanity. Lesley Williams, EPL head of adult services, said she also helped plan the event, hoping the library would not shy away from controversial topics. “That’s kind of what the library is about is giving people a place to discuss difficult issues, and in an informed and a respectful way,” she said. SESP sophomore Alexandria Bobbitt said she was struck by the “being versus doing” concept, an idea that blackness stems from the actions one takes, not who he or she is. Bobbitt said she learned the simplest answer on race is not always the best. “I think that’s a lot of the problem with talks about race, ethnicity and culture,” she said. “All these things that are so subjective and so broad, you have to open it up. You can’t narrow it in.”

LOS ANGELES — Amid federal investigations of their handling of campus sexual assaults, the University of Southern California and Occidental College have disclosed that they underreported the number of cases in recent years, a potential violation of federal law. At USC, officials indicated that they had not reported 13 accounts of sexual assaults to federal officials for 2010 and 2011, bringing the total for those years to 39. Occidental acknowledged that it had failed to include 24 reports during that period, bringing the total to 36. The disclosures could lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties for each school under the federal Clery Act, the 1990 law that requires schools to report campus crime statistics to the Department of Education. The law, which stemmed from a 1986 rape and killing on a Pennsylvania campus, is intended to give the public an accurate view of campus safety, and the statistics are consulted by parents, students and others evaluating the campuses. The law covers criminal allegations, regardless of whether they are reported to police or adjudicated in court. Over the last two years, women at USC, Occidental and college campuses across the country have organized — mostly through social media — to file complaints with the Department of Education alleging that administrators discouraged them from reporting sexual assaults or downplayed the severity of the attacks. Occidental is now under investigation for violations of the Clery Act. Students at USC have filed a complaint alleging Clery violations that federal investigators have yet to act on. “If they’re fixing them while the complaint is being investigated, it’s too late,” said Alison Kiss, executive director of the nonprofit Clery Center for Security on Campus, which trains schools on complying with the law. Federal officials could not be reached for comment because of the partial government shutdown. In the past, they have imposed hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

— Jason Song and Jason Felch (Los Angeles Times)

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SoC students to make stop-motion film on space dog By VIOLET DECKER

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Communication juniors Brad Leyden and Tom Mason are pushing the boundaries of traditional Northwestern films with their upcoming project, “Chasing Stars.” The work uses stop-motion to depict Laika, a Soviet pup known to be the first animal sent into outer space. The movie, which will feature characters composed of different media, such as metal skeletons, foam, liquid latex skin and paintbrush hairs, is funded in part by a $500 special projects grant from Studio 22, a student-run production company on campus. Leyden and Mason, both RTVF majors, were awarded the grant this spring.

The grant is given to NU film students aspiring to create non-traditional films. The crew will film the year-long project during Winter Quarter and premiere it in June, Leyden said. “I had written a claymation script for my Intro to Screenwriting class freshman year about a dog going to the moon, and I decided to rehash the project,” Mason said. “I just have a weird fascination with putting dogs in places they shouldn’t be, and that’s what I want to communicate to people.” The crew is currently preparing for the start of production and nailing down the looks of the characters. “We’re still mostly in pre-production right now, in the process of finalizing Laika herself,” Leyden said. Laika actually died in space, but “Chasing Stars” will explore her journey orbiting the Earth following

her death. “We’re both very interested in outer space,” Leyden said. “This film is really about finding a place where you belong. That’s where we get a lot of our inspiration from … it’s a concept that a lot of people can relate to.” Studio 22 does not typically award grants to stopmotion films. “It’s really cool to be able to do something like stopmotion,” Leyden said. “I’m very honored to have the privilege to do something totally unique. It’s a huge learning experience for everyone involved.” The crew includes assistant director Richard Herndon, a Communication sophomore; producers Madison Ginsberg, a Communication junior, and Sarah Hedge, a Communication sophomore; concept artist Steph Shapiro, a Weinberg junior; and an

extensive team of animators and sound assistants to bring Laika to life. The crew will film primarily in the Louis Hall studio. “The exposure that Studio 22 provides, being able to use the facilities and the equipment, really is an opportunity very unique to Northwestern,” Leyden said. “We couldn’t do this on our own because even if we had the money, we wouldn’t really be able to get it out there or distribute it.” McCormick sophomore Emily Northard, one of the film’s technical directors, said she’s excited about the prospect of the team’s work coming to life. “It’s a really big project that we’re attempting,” she said, “but I think if we can pull it off, it’s going to be amazing.”

Kiwanis Club hosts fundraiser for ETHS camps By PAIGE LESKIN

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GOOD EATS, GOOD CAUSE Cameron Babiarz and her mother, Jackie, attend the Pizza Fest held Tuesday evening. The event, hosted by the Kiwanis Foundation and the ETHS Summer Sports Camp, raised money for various children’s programs, including a fund to purchase a mobility van for Cameron, who has been diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.

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The Kiwanis Club of Evanston held an all-youcan-eat pizza fundraiser Tuesday to benefit summer sport camps at Evanston Township High School. The event, called Pizza Fest, was held at Giordano’s, 1527 Chicago Ave. ETHS faculty, students, their parents and members of the Evanston community came out to support the ETHS camps. Attendees filled the tables of the restaurant, and ETHS cheerleaders and wrestlers served them their pizza. The idea for the fundraiser came from tEvanston Kiwanis president James Wolinski and ETHS athletic director Chris Livatino. “Several Evanston High School faculty, like Chris, came to me and said they could use help in funding the sports camps in the summer, especially for the kids who can’t pay,” Wolinksi said. “So (Kiwanis) decided to help.” Kiwanis has been involved with helping young people in the city for as long as Wolinski has been a member. He said about $15,000 each year goes toward various youth benefits as well as organizations fighting childhood diseases and running battered women’s shelters.

“We’re totally dedicated to children and youth,” Wolinski said. The club has helped ETHS for many years with various donations and scholarships, including honoring more than 125 senior student-athletes. Five years ago, Kiwanis started a financial aid fund for the summer sports programs, much to the delight of Livatino, who runs the camps. Since its start, the pot has grown to more than $87,000 through donations from sponsors and contributors, Livatino said. But the pizza fundraiser was Kiwanis’ first effort to support the fund, he said. “It’s a nice way to be both a community builder and a fundraiser,” Livatino said. Kiwanis has hosted similar events at Giordano’s for several years. Attendees of the pizza dinner included the Babiarz family. Though from Wheaton, Il., the family came to the fundraiser in support of Kiwanis and Wolinski. The Babiarz’s 4-year-old daughter, Cameron, has Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder that left her incapable of walking, talking and using her hands as a toddler. She is confined to a wheelchair, one that weighs 50 pounds and hurts her mother, Jackie, whenever she lifts it into the car. When Wolinski heard about Cameron and » See PIZZA FEST, page 7


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Empathize, listen but don’t compete with your friends MEERA PATEL


Homecoming 2013 was unforgettable. Wildcat pride was rampant from the parade Friday, to the Lakefill on Saturday morning with “College GameDay,� to the bleachers at the Ohio State game Saturday night. Northwestern students embraced our reputation as “Nerdwestern,� with signs at “GameDay� including messages like “Will this be on the midterm?� and “I should be studying right now.� Naturally, once the weekend culminated, we had to get back to hitting the books, hard. Empathy begins The post-Homewith listening. If coming homework hurricane hit us you don’t listen with a bang Sunday. to how someone Everywhere I looked, people had their noses is feeling and buried in textbooks, acknowledge pausing only to scarf down some food or list it, there is no what they had to do way that you to friends. I overheard can feel any real countless people listing their responsibilities to empathy. anyone within earshot without bothering to listen to others’ responses. Everyone was overwhelmed with the amount of work they had left to do on Sunday. So why do so many people feel the need to make it into a competition of who has the most work? Competition is inherent to so many parts of our culture. We tend to quantify aspects of life, which makes it easier to compare ourselves to others. Facebook likes correspond to how many people you know, GPA to how smart you are, the number of clubs you’re in to how involved you are, etc. But in the end, where do these numbers get you?


It is important to know a certain number of people and to have a good GPA and to be involved in organizations, but these numbers don’t give the full picture of what life is about. What matters in the end is whether you have friends you can rely on, whether you can function in the real world with your 4.0 GPA and whether you are passionate about the organizations you are in. Even if you have more work than other people, you don’t need to tell them that. We shouldn’t be trying to prove to people that we are more involved or are taking more classes or are generally busier than someone else is, especially if this person is your friend. There are several reasons your friends could be sharing their to-do lists with you. Your first instinct may be to politely listen until they’re finished and then spew out everything you have to do in response without providing feedback. But they may be talking to you in an effort to ease the weight of anxiety on their chest about whether they’ll finish everything in time. We all know that feeling: it’s a heavy weight in your stomach that no amount of coffee or water can help you get rid of. It’s a cross between butterflies in your stomach and a knot in your throat. That moment when you realize you have so much to do that there’s a 98 percent chance that you’ll be up all night finishing everything and a chance that you’ll stay up all night and not finish anyway. My roommate was up all of Sunday night reading, and I went downstairs Monday morning to find her still hard at work. But she still took a minute last night to ask me how I was doing and listened when I told her all the assignments I had to finish. She did not try to butt in with the work she had to do, even though she was reading long after I finished my problem sets. She gave me feedback on how I could finish everything in time, and then we talked about what she had to do and joked for a little while. Those few minutes helped ease the nervous feeling I had and made getting down to work again slightly more bearable.

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Having support from the people who matter to you can make a huge difference to your mood. It’s the difference between struggling through something alone in your room because you have to, and having someone sitting next to you encouraging you to keep going, especially as he or she works right next to you. Empathy begins with listening. If you don’t listen to how someone is feeling and acknowledge it, there is no way that you can feel any real empathy toward his or her emotions. You may think you have more work than he or she does, but that doesn’t change the fact that you both have

things that you need to finish. So the next time your friends complain to you about everything they have to do, try to be understanding of their workload. Whatever their major, however many meetings they have, whichever assignments you have to complete, be sure to be there for your friends and support one another. Competition is important, but empathy, and consequently relationships, are what matter in the long run.

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asked to move somewhere else, we were forced to watch the game from the landing because there was nowhere else to go.” In addition to the large influx of students, Kennedy said other concerns further complicated the staff ’s jobs. “We took steps because of overcrowding to relocate a large number of students to Walker Terrace,” he wrote in the email. “In part because the section holds fewer people standing than sitting (because people spread out), and because many young alums entered the grandstand through other entrances but made their way down into the student section to enjoy the atmosphere.”


From page 1 relationship on campus, so we’re very happy about the event.” Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein of Chabad House said he was “pleased with the turnout.” “It’s important for people to have a deeper understanding of what’s going on in the Middle East today,” he said. Ayalon served in Israel’s Foreign Service for more than 20 years and has been vocal in publications about his belief of the U.S. and Israel being allies. Both nations are in agreement over nuclear sanctions in the Middle East, he said. The precarious climate, he said, is due to the “silent majority.” “Over 100,000 victims are being slaughtered

Although many students late to enter were relocated, even students who had waited for hours and were able to sit encountered some issues. “Near the end of halftime, I got up to use the bathroom and right as I was about to walk out of the seating area, one of the staff told me that if I left I wouldn’t be allowed back in my seat,” said Raff, who was sitting in the third row. “I decided it wasn’t worth it and just went back to my seat, but I saw that there was a huge line of people just waiting by the entrance hoping to be let in.” Despite efforts to handle the obstacles, many students were frustrated by the overcrowding. Medill senior Priyanka Tilve said she had to constantly move around throughout the game. “I think it’s an unusual problem because we

don’t normally have this many people coming to the games, but it’s really unfortunate that the one time everyone wanted to be really spirited, we couldn’t actually enjoy it,” Tilve said. “It was frustrating because it took away from being able to watch the actual game.” Even with the overcrowding and inclement weather, fans at Ryan Field cheered on the Cats to the final whistle. “We’re always looking for ways to improve, and will be meeting this week to determine ways we can adjust moving forward,” Kennedy wrote. “Having more Northwestern students at Ryan Field than the student section holds is a good problem to have, and one that we look forward to solving consistently in the future.”

in Syria, and there is nothing the international community is doing,” Ayalon said. “The international community is cynical, hypocritical but mostly ineffective. … It’s always too little, too late.” He went on to talk about religion’s role in various conflicts in the Middle East. “The conflict in the Middle East is far greater than the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” said Ayalon. “The problem is the Sunni-Shiite divide. … There is no tolerance among Muslims. Islam is a respected religion, but all terrorists today are Muslims.” Ayalon predicted that the current uprising in the Middle East will lead to a complete political turnaround. “We’re just at the beginning of a very different political landscape,” he said. “A reconfiguration

of political order back to pre-World War I.” Ayalon was also firm in his view that the United States should refrain from getting involved with Syria in the aftermath of the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons against its own people. “I wouldn’t advise the United States to intervene in Syria,” Ayalon said. “If there’s someone who will make a difference, it’s the Arab League, but they have not lifted a finger to help.” Ayalon said he believes that reaching peace in the Middle East is possible but will require cooperation in a time when a clash of interests and values are at play. “Even at peacetime,” he said, “make sure you are the lion and not the lamb”.

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Evanston residents learned about health care, employment and legal help at a new event for the city Tuesday. Interfaith Action of Evanston, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the city of Evanston sponsored Community Resource Day, which took place from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. Tables included representatives from the Evanston Public Library, the Evanston Health Department and Childcare Network of Evanston. The day also included an appearance by the Producemobile, which has been coming to Evanston every month since December to distribute free fruits and vegetables to residents in need. Producemobile coordinator Paul Traynor said

between 300 and 400 residents pick up food there each month for their families. Traynor, a board member of Interfaith Action Evanston, said the food reaches between 1,200 and 1,400 people in the Evanston area during that time They seem period. happy with us. Although the ProI think it’s going ducemobile attracted crowd larger than to continue for a aCommunity Resource while. Day did, organizers Elizabeth Lezark, said they hope to continue both events to Producemobile assist the city’s needivolunteer est residents. Jill Skwerski, community engagement librarian at Evanston Public Library and organizer of Community Resource

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brought her in to meet the Kiwanis members, the club decided it had to help the Babiarz family pay for the $40,000 handicap-accessible vehicle, even though it would be the most expensive initiative the group has ever taken on. So far, Kiwanis has raised $17,000 for the family. “We can’t express how grateful we are,” Jackie Babiarz said. “We never expected anything like this.” Kiwanis has been a big part of the Evanston community for many years, as Giordano’s general manager Dan Bruss can attest to. He has hosted many fundraisers for Kiwanis and other community organizations and plans to continue welcoming them to his restaurant. Bruss said he has no doubt that the fundraisers will continue to attract large crowds. “Everybody loves pizza,” he said.

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Day, said she envisions the program to be a yearround event that delivers even more resources to the community, such as blood pressure screenings, a station for enrolling in health insurance and more educational opportunities for bilingual residents. Elizabeth Lezark, a regular volunteer for Producemobile, said the program is an exciting opportunity to meet new people and bring Evanston residents together for a common cause. “They seem happy with us,” Lezark said. “I think it’s going to continue for a while.” Traynor also said he was pleased with the inaugural Community Resource Day. He said he encourages residents to come and volunteer, especially as winter approaches and Producemobile works toward its ultimate goal — ending hunger.

Northwestern started its season strong over the weekend, winning two singles and one doubles title and finishing second in three singles and one doubles flight at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston. The tournament, which included players from 11 different schools including NU, ran from Friday through Sunday at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center. The Cats were by far the most successful squad at the event. In the singles draw, NU senior Veronica Corning defeated sophomore teammate Alicia Barnett to claim one championship. Freshman Manon Peri won a title in another flight, topping Kentucky’s Kirsten Lewis 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. In addition to Barnett, senior Belinda Niu and freshman Jillian Rooney finished second in their respective flights. The doubles team of Corning and freshman Brooke Rischbieth was NU’s most successful duo. The pair won its flight Sunday, defeating Niu and Peri 6-3. Freshman Maddie Lipp and senior Nida Hamilton also advanced deep into the draw, falling to Niu and Peri, and Barnett and junior Lok Sze Leung played well in the consolation draw after losing their first match Friday. The Cats play next on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich., in qualifying for the ITA Midwest Regionals.

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They beat us last year, and we beat them the year before, and they beat us the year before. It’s always a tough game. — Tim Lenahan, men’s soccer coach

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Cats hope to bounce back strong NU to take on Northern Illinois on Wednesday after tough losses to Bradley, Michigan State By BOBBY PILLOTE

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Northwestern looks to recover as it faces off against Northern Illinois on Wednesday at Lakeside Field. The No. 14 Wildcats (7-3-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten) are coming off consecutive overtime losses to Bradley and Michigan State and hope to get their season back on track against a struggling Huskies (3-7-0, 0-1-0 MAC) squad. NU fell to Northern Illinois last year, 1-0, in another overtime loss. “They beat us last year,” coach Tim Lenahan said. “And we beat them the year before, and they beat us the year before. It’s always a tough game.” Cats senior midfielder Lepe Seetane had one shot on goal last year against the Huskies. After scoring his first goal of the season Sunday against the Spartans, Seetane should be a key player in driving NU’s attack on Wednesday. “We got a good day of rest and a good day of practice,” he said. “We have the mindset that we’ve lost two games in a row, and we don’t want to lose a third one. … The game is at home, and we should take advantage of that.” The Cats struggled defensively Sunday, giving up 3 goals for the second straight game. Junior goalkeeper Tyler Miller set a career high with 10 saves, but NU was ultimately overwhelmed by Michigan State’s relentless offense. Senior defender Scott Lakin made his first start of the season Sunday for the Cats. Lakin was vital in holding the Spartans scoreless in the first half and hopes to continue his strong defensive effort against the Huskies. “We took a look at the film,”

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Lakin said, “and recognized some clear mistakes we made. Obviously giving up 3 goals two games in a row is not what we want to do. What we pride ourselves on is keeping teams to zero.” Northern Illinois has struggled this year, winning only three times through 10 games. The Huskies have also lost their last two matches, 2-0 to Michigan State on September 28, and 4-0 to West Virginia on Saturday. The team is weakest on offense, having scored just 10 goals on the season. For NU, the game serves as a reprieve from its conference schedule and a chance to pick up a win at home, where the Cats are 2-3-0 this season. “We’re going to try and lock it down a little bit better defensively,” Lenahan said. “We’re playing a little bit too open, and defense comes from discipline.” Sophomore forward Joey Calistri, NU’s leading scorer with 10 goals so far this season, had four shots on goal Sunday against the Spartans but was unable to find the back of the net. Calistri will face a tough challenge from Northern Illinois starting goalkeeper Andrew Glaeser, who has amassed an impressive 35 saves through eight games this year. For the Cats, the focus remains squarely on improving with every game. “It’s not worrying about what we did wrong,” Lenahan said. “It’s correcting what we did wrong. … You’re constantly correcting.”

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HANDS OFF Midfielder Lepe Seetane, who scored his first goal of the season Sunday, is one of the Wildcats’ most experienced players. The Cats have lost two straight overtime games entering Wednesday’s game.

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The Wildcats took home fifth place at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate despite some misfortunes from their top two players. Senior Jack Perry triple-bogeyed the par-4 15th in the opening round to end Sunday at 4-over par, the lone score not counted for Northwestern. Freshman Matt Fitzpatrick carded five bogeys in a seven-hole stretch in the final round Tuesday, but a late birdie helped him get back on track, even though he eventually shot a 76 and was the only NU player whose score counted on the final day to shoot over par. “There’s a lot of progress,” coach Pat Goss said. “I’m impressed with a lot of the things we’re doing. We’re just missing in getting the entire picture.” NU was tied for fourth after the opening day, but the tournament seemed to be slipping away from the Cats after a score of 9-over on the front nine Monday. However, NU made a run at the leader board, finishing at 5-under par to remain tied for fourth after day two. The momentum carried over into the front nine of the final day, when the team shot 1-under for the

opening nine. The Cats followed that up with a 1-under finish on the last nine holes to end the tournament at 2-over par. The biggest stor y of the

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tournament may have been the reemergence of Josh Jamieson after a difficult start to the year. The sophomore’s tournament could be broken up cleanly into two 27-hole stretches with vastly different results. In his first 27 holes, Jamieson shot 7-over with one birdie, five bogeys and a triple. However, he turned on the jets in his final 27 holes with eight birdies and two bogeys to finish the tournament at 1-over par, good for a tie for 13th. “(Tuesday’s) round was a direct reflection from that back nine (on Monday),” Goss said. “It’s the best he’s responded to adversity. It was such a great example of him breaking down.” Jamieson’s success and relative consistency did not transfer to most of his teammates. Perry’s poor score could be attributed to his triple bogey, but others had larger problems. Junior Matthew Negri shot even par the first day and 2-under the last day but had an ugly 80 in the middle. Bennett Lavin shot an even-par 72 on the opening day, but the junior had as many double-bogeys or worse as birdies over the final 36 holes to finish at 11-over par for the tournament. Fitzpatrick’s misfortunes on the last 18 holes may have been most disappointing. The freshman had only four

bogeys in the first 36 holes but made four straight to start the back-nine Tuesday to derail his round. There will be very little rest for the Cats, who jump back into action Saturday and Sunday in North Carolina. It is the shortest layoff NU There’s a lot has had of progress. since 2011, when the I’m impressed team played two tourna- with a lot of the ments with things we’re on ly two doing. We’re days of nonjust missing tournament ac tion at in getting the the beginentire picture ning of the season. Pat Goss, Goss men’ s golf coach said he is not worried about the quick turnaround because of how well the team played this week. “When you can do as many good things as we did, it’s easy to keep it going,” Goss said. “We have a lot of positive momentum to go and feed off of at Duke. If we had struggled this week, it would have been a different story.”

The time has come to get over Saturday’s loss to Ohio State. In fact, that time came at about 11 p.m. Sunday night. Back when I played football in high school, my coach, Pat New — a Northwestern football receiver and defensive back from 1987-90 — led my team similarly to how coach Pat Fitzgerald leads our Wildcats these days. I’m talking about “the 24-hour rule. Under the 24-hour rule, you can only celebrate a win or grieve a loss for 24 hours. Then you move on and look ahead to the next challenge. That doesn’t mean lose the emotion from the game. It means don’t worry about the result or the feeling about the result of the game. In our case, forget the result of the Ohio State game. The next challenge is Wisconsin. Wisconsin has a star running back in Melvin Gordon, who averages 10.3 yards per carry and nearly 140 yards per game. These statistics include the Badgers’ matchup with Ohio State. The Buckeyes held Gordon to only 74 yards on the day, in 15 carries – causing him to average half of what he normally gains per carry. Ohio State won that game by only a single touchdown: 31-24. Last I checked, we just played a nationally ranked top-five team. We just played a team that could play with Alabama or Oregon or any of the best teams in the country and hold its own. And we held our own against that team. We led 20-13 heading into halftime. We led 23-20 going into the fourth quarter. Although the scoreboard says we lost by 10, I firmly believe we only lost by 4. Four measly points. According to NU alumnus and broadcaster of Saturday’s game Brent Musburger, we had to win the turnover battle to have a good shot at winning the game. We won that battle. We had a damn good shot at winning the game. Our defense forced and recovered two fumbles and picked off Braxton Miller once, whereas the Buckeye defenders only had one interception in the entire game until the last moments, when they forced a fumble. Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave has thrown four interceptions in the five games so far this season: one in each match except the surprising 32-30 loss to Arizona State. Wisconsin’s opponents have forced three fumbles so far but only recovered one. We’ve forced eight fumbles and recovered three of them. If our secondary can put on another turnover-creating clinic, then we’re in good shape. I have a message for the whole Big Ten, fans and teams alike. The Cats are here to play. We’re not a team you can just push around and assume an easy win against when looking at the schedule in the preseason. Under Fitz we are 54-40 overall. Since the 2008 season through this Saturday, our conference record is 21-20, and momentum is on our side. Be wary Big Ten, the Cats of the Windy City are coming for you.

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