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The Great Room’s fate will go undecided until February. At Tuesday’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, representatives from Northwestern and the Evanston residents who oppose the student dining hall debated the issue until about 11:15 p.m., when the board passed a motion to postpone its decision until Feb. 9. Discussion of the zoning regulations for NU’s Great Room, 610 Haven St., began in November, when George Gaines, a resident of the 2200 block of Orrington Avenue, cited the facility as an illegal use of space. The Great Room is located in a T-1 residential area, which prohibits restaurants and dormitories. The building, which NU acquired from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in July, outdates the restriction on dormitories, as does the dining hall now called the Great Room. Under Evanston’s zoning ordinances, a building with a nonconforming accessory use—meaning a



Classical music gets a fresh spin with Bienen School of Music and radio station WFMT-FM

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Debate: Attorney Art Newman spoke Tuesday night at the Great Room’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

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When Gail Collins was in college, girls rarely left their dorms in pants, The New York Times columnist said Tuesday night in a lecture at the Owen L. Coon Forum. Collins joined The Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, and in 2001 she became the first female editor of the editorial page. About 300 Northwestern students, staff and Chicago community members attended Collins’ lecture, “Women, Work and Politics,” which was presented as part of Kellogg School of Management’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The lectures serve as a supplement to classroom learning, said Megan Washburn, assistant director of media relations at Kellogg. “We want to bring real world insight and perspectives from journalists, politicians and economists,” Washburn said. Collins spoke about current trends of women in the workplace and its development over time. The lecture was insightful and informative, said Isabel Gan Shiying, a first-

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year graduate student in Kellogg. “It was a very good opportunity for me, from China, to understand how women’s status has increased throughout American history,” Gan Shiying said. Collins said during the course of her lifetime, “everything changed” for women in the workplace. In the 1960s, women had to wear skirts, stewardesses had to be single and graduating female college students had to be engaged, Collins said. The 21st century is “a whole different world,” where men and women are equal in the workplace, she said. Still, there are hindrances to a woman’s career, including the lack of an early childcare system in the U.S., she said. “Women tend to defer their political career until their children grow old,” Collins said. And by the time they enter the workplace, it is harder for them to move up, she added. Klaus Weber, professor in management and organizations at Kellogg, said he noticed similar trends of discrimination against women in the workplace. “Most organizations have more gen-

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Working Woman: Gail Collins spoke to about 300 NU students, staff and Chicago community members Tuesday about changes she has seen for women in the workplace during her lecture, “Women, Work and Politics.”

Evanston, NU aim to better town-gown relationship Women’s Basketball Wildcats defeat Golden Gophers 61-60 thanks to clutch last-second free throws by sophomore Brittany Orban

Men’s Basketball After an upset win over Purdue on Saturday, Northwestern comes out flat against Ohio State, losing 76-56

by Katie Park The Daily Northwestern From the mayor, a batch of cookies. From the University president, a new fire engine. The gift exchange is a step toward enhancing the relationship between Evanston and Northwestern. Last fall, Evanston City Council defined improving relations with NU as one of its 12 issues to focus on during the coming fiscal year.

“Evanston residents want the best possible city government and city services, and a cooperative relationship with Northwestern will make that more possible,” Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said. Historically the city and the University have shared a contentious relationship for many reasons, including how NU’s nonprofit status excludes it from property tax rolls. In 2000, the school sued the city for the inclusion of NU property in the Northeast Evanston Historic District. On Tuesday, ten-

sions arose over NU’s Great Room, 610 Haven St., which some residents say violates Evanston zoning law. After the arrival of University President Morton O. Schapiro last September, town-gown relations have improved, Tisdahl said. In the fall, NU purchased a new fire truck for the city, while the council welcomed Schapiro and his wife, Mimi, with a party. “We can help from sometimes making gifts that are in our own strategic interest,” Schapiro said in an interview with The DAILY on Friday.

Tisdahl said the city plans to work with the University on student internships in city government, such as the program currently offered through NU’s Center for Civic Engagement. Lucile Krasnow, NU special assistant for community relations, called NU a “wealth of intellectual capacity” for the city to access. “(Evanston) views NU as a partner, as an economic factor,” she said. “The

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By Peter Larson Contributing Writer The sound waves of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall will grace the airwaves of Chicago for the sixth consecutive year on the weekly WFMT-FM radio series, “Music from Northwestern.” The Bienen School of Music and WFMTFM 98.7 have been working together to produce and broadcast the series. The program features recordings from student and faculty recitals, as well as ensemble performances and guest artists. The series began Jan. 3 and will continue every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. through Feb. 7. The series is an opportunity to showcase students’ abilities, said Richard Van Kleeck, Bienen’s director of concert activities and coproducer of the radio broadcasts. The program also includes seldom-heard pieces, such as “Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble,” written by composer David Maslanka and performed by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. “It’s a trombone concerto that was cocommissioned by Northwestern University,” Van Kleeck said. “This was not the worldpremiere performance that we recorded, but I think it was the second or third performance ever of this piece.” Michael Mulcahy, a professor in music performance studies and Chicago Symphony trombonist, plays the trombone solo in Maslanka’s concerto. “Series like ‘Music from Northwestern’ really are able to give a cross section of what’s going on at the school and a lot of the exciting new music that’s happening and the exciting performances that are going on,” said Jesse McQuarters, a WFMT-FM producer who coproduces the series with Van Kleeck. The accessibility of the music is not only

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Classic: The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs during a Nov. 12, 2009 concert. The Bienen School of Music and WFMT-FM are working together to broadcast performances by student and faculty members, as well as guest artists and ensembles. an opportunity for the school to expand its reputation but also for radio listeners and classical music fans to experience live performances without the cost of going to a concert hall, said Deanna Talens, who graduated from Bienen this month and is the cello soloist in the airing of Maslanka’s concerto. “A lot of times (classical music) is not very accessible because of money,” Talens said. “A lot of people can’t afford great tickets for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or just to see someone like Prof. Mulcahy, who is in the CSO. It’s rare to see something like that.” The radio series is not the only way Bienen has used technology to increase audience size. Most concerts and recitals are now available on Pick-Staiger’s Web site. The ability to Web cast live allows anyone with an Internet connection to tune in to the performances.

Talens said she knew her performance was being streamed on the Internet but later discovered Maslanka had watched the concert. “I was like ‘Oh my gosh, it’s live on the Internet. Who’s watching?’” she said. “I would have been more nervous if I had known Maslanka was watching at the same time.” The radio broadcasts and Web casts lengthen the life expectancies of music pieces that would otherwise only be heard once, Van Kleeck said. “It’s a really nice thing to know that when you spend four weeks rehearsing the same piece or a couple pieces that more than just the live audiences are actually getting to hear,” he said. “There’s a life after the concert.”

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Prospies encouraged to experience winter weather at NU By Maria LaMagna The Daily Northwestern dailynorthwestern/student-life When hosting a prospective student in the winter months, Ally Byers advises Northwestern students to stay inside. “Definitely don’t walk around the Lakefill,” the Medill freshman said. Instead, Byers suggested using the campus shuttle. Despite some prospies’ concerns about the weather, temperature has little to do with how many students visit campus, said Robert Walton, assistant director of undergraduate admission. For the record number of applicants to the Class of 2014, touring in the win-

ter is a smart choice, he said. “When students are coming from warmer climates, it’s a good idea for them to visit sometime when it is cold because it gives them the best understanding of what they’re going to be experiencing,” he said. Emily Long, a junior at Grand Rapids Christian High School in Michigan who visited campus last weekend, said the weather is not enough of a deterrent to keep her from applying to NU. Long also toured campus in the summer and said she returned to get a more realistic view of life at NU. “It was a little frigid this morning, and it’s windier than Grand Rapids, but I don’t think the weather would make or break it

just because the school has such a great reputation,” she said. “The weather shouldn’t be that big of a factor.” NU’s Student Admission Council, a division of the Office of Undergraduate Admission, sets up overnight visits for prospies who have already applied to NU. Byers hosted a prospie on a cold day in October as part of the SAC and said she tailored the visit to the weather while still helping her prospie get a comprehensive look at campus. “We were all bundled up, and (the visiting student) was definitely really sad about it,” Byers said. “She asked how cold it got, if it got cold by the lake. We talked about

that a lot actually.” Long said the positive aspects of her visit outweighed the low temperatures. “When we went into the dorm, everyone in there was so happy and nice and positive and had so many good things to say about the school and their professors and everything about their experience,” she said. Denying the cold weather would do prospies a disservice, Byers said. “It’s good to let them know how the winter is going to be instead of just being like, ‘Oh, it’s not that bad,’” Byers said. “They’re here to get the whole (experience).”

Fair lets students consider majors, minors, programs in all six schools By JuJu Kim The Daily Northwestern Northwestern students had the chance to explore new academic options at the Major/Minor Fair Tuesday afternoon in the Louis Room of Norris University Center. Representatives from NU’s six undergraduate schools showcased about 30 majors, minors and programs in one place. The event, hosted by the Northwestern Class Alliance, was directed toward freshmen and sophomores. It gave those students the chance to speak to faculty members and students from each department to learn more or ask questions about specific programs, said Weinberg sophomore Leah Patterson, the fair’s organizer. Students can also seek advice from the University Academic Advising Center and University Career Services. Weinberg freshman Alex Sverdlik said he attended to explore his academic choices. “Although I do have some ideas, I thought I would just see what kind of information is offered here as opposed to having to track down

(answers to) questions separately,” he said. Sverdlik said he is currently undecided but is considering political science, economics or history. After attending a similar event earlier this year, Kristine Lu, a Radio-TV-Film major, said she came to ask about adding another major in Weinberg. “I was really interested in coming back and seeing if there was any extra majors that I missed the first time through,” the Communication freshman said. “I’m just really interested in hearing about which distros or interesting classes are in those different majors because talking to them directly can obviously give me some insight on which types of classes they would recommend.” When switching majors means transferring schools, the process becomes more complicated. Students who decide to transfer must complete an Application for Undergraduate InterSchool Transfer, available online or at each school. They then must speak with administrators from both their current and proposed schools. If transfers are approved, they become effective the following quarter, according to the

Office of the Registrar’s Web site. Junior Candise Hill said she realized she wanted to switch schools after her freshman year. “I had a couple internships that made me realize that I had other interests...dealing with urban education and education reform,” said Hill, who transferred from the School of Communication to the School of Education and Social Policy her sophomore year. Hill said speaking with a SESP advisor assisted her transition. “(My advisor) basically gave me an overview of what it would entail to major in social policy,” Hill said. “It was very casual and very friendly, very helpful, and he basically wanted to make sure he answered all my questions and (gave me) correct guidance as to what would be the best major for me in SESP.” Despite the flurry of options NU students face in choosing a major or minor, Hill said the process became easy once she made her decision. “It wasn’t very hard at all,” she said. “It was a pretty seamless process.”

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or the first time in years— decades, even­—there’s a buzz surrounding Northwestern basketball. The Wildcats have overcome significant injuries to find themselves on the verge of making the NCAA Tournament, a feat the program has never accomplished. NU was ranked earlier this season and just knocked off then-No. 6 Purdue, its first home win over a top-10 team since 1994. Sophomore forward John Shurna is among the Big Ten’s leading scorers, junior Michael Thompson is emerging as one of the best point guards in the conference and forward Drew Crawford is putting together an impressive freshman campaign. And the students are embracing the Cats, regularly filling the sections behind both baskets for home games. With all of the attention being paid to coach Bill Carmody’s crew, it’s easy to overlook the other hoops squad that calls Welsh-Ryan Arena home. Don’t make that mistake. The

The upperclassmen are contributing, too, especially sharpshooting point guard Beth Marshall. The problem is the Cats’ leaguelow attendance of 1,011 fans per home game. That’s less than onefourth of the average crowd NU plays in front of on the road. Aside from the marching band and cheerleaders, you can usually count the number of students on two hands. It’s too bad, because everyone is missing a good show. Seven of the Cats’ games have been decided by four points or fewer. NU even topped a ranked opponent back in November, beating then-No. 15 DePaul. Of course, only 815 people were there to see it. Women’s sports generally have a stigma that’s undeserved—the quality isn’t worse just because you’re not going to see anyone dunk. Admission is free and the games are exciting, so give it a chance. Besides, you’re always looking for another excuse not to do homework.

women’s basketball team is also off to its best start in ages, and people should start noticing. Considering NU’s recent history, the apathy is understandable. The Cats haven’t mustered a .500 record in Big Ten play in more than a decade, including an 11-119 conference record during an eight-year stretch. But longtime George Washington coach Joe McKeown took the reins before last season, and he has quickly turned the program around. With a 12-6 record, NU has more than doubled its win total from the year before McKeown arrived, putting the team in position for postseason play. The Cats’ center, Amy Jaeschke, might have the best pro potential of anyone on the men’s or women’s teams. The 6-foot-5 junior is supported by one of the most talented freshmen classes in the country—featuring Kendall Hackney, who was Ohio’s high school player of the year in 2009, and Dannielle Diamant.

MLK’s economic equality dream starts here Daily Columnist jordan fein


orthwestern celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday with panel events and speakers related to King’s legacy. But for the NU food service and janitorial workers who do not receive a living wage, a more fitting tribute to King would have been paying them the fair salary they deserve. King’s most famous dream was of an America in which people would be judged not by their color, but by the “content of their character.” Although much work remains, we have made great strides toward this goal. Unfortunately, King’s “other dream” of economic opportunity for all now seems even more distant than it appeared on April 4, 1968, the day of his death. At a December 1961 AFL-CIO convention, King spoke of this other dream. It was “a dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few.” But the share of the top 10 per-


cent of Americans hit 49.7 percent of national income in 2006, a figure higher than any year since 1917, according to University of CaliforniaBerkeley economist Emmanuel Saez. In addition, U.S. chief executives are compensated at a rate 170 times what the average worker makes, according to a Federal Reserve study. This multiplier is a much lower 22 in Great Britain and 17 in Japan. The lack of a national living wage perpetuates income inequality. Many Americans do not earn enough to provide basic necessities for their families. As the rich grow richer, the working poor must often choose between health care, housing and food. On Nov. 24, The Daily reported NU food service workers make between $9 and $10 an hour, and the janitorial staff is paid $11 an hour. Ninety percent of NU dining hall employees do not earn the living wage of $13.23 with health care provided and $14.67 without health care benefits, according to Tom Breitsprecher, a Willard Residential College cook and NU food service worker of 31 years. The Heartland Alliance’s Social IMPACT Research Center calculated these figures as part of the 2009 Illinois Self-Sufficiency Standard. NU students should not accept that many of the workers who provide them invaluable services at one of the nation’s most elite academic institutions are living in poverty be-

cause the University fails to pay them fair wages. The day before his death, King demanded the city of Memphis “respect the dignity of labor.” He preached, “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.” King’s message at the AFSCME Memphis Sanitation Strike in 1968 rings truer now than it ever did. Workers at NU are a part of our community, and their compensation should reflect respect for the labor that enables our University to function so smoothly. A coalition of student groups led by the NCDC Education Committee ran an organizer training Sunday attended by more than 80 students dedicated to advocating for a living wage, said Adam Yalowitz, a Weinberg junior and one of the event’s organizers. We heard from one NU worker who was unable to afford his diabetes medication just how much earning a living wage would mean to him. Another said a living wage would enable NU employees to have a shot at the American dream. King realized in the American land of opportunity, economic rights are human rights. NU would do well to follow his example. Weinberg junior Jordan Fein can be reached at

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Make situations: from the Jersey Shore to NU “Jersey Shore” has become a popculture phenomenon overnight. The show was among the top-rated last week, averaging about 3.6 million viewers. My professors mention it to gain cool points. Web sites promoting merch are popping up everywhere. “Jersey Shore” is essentially an opportunity for people to look at the cast of characters on the show and laugh at how seriously they take their ludicrous lifestyle as guidos and guidettes. They aren’t the most educated bunch, but they love being heard, which provides us with a lot of hilarious quotations we can laugh at. It’s almost like the things we love to read about on being broadcast on television. That said, there are a few things I’ve heard on “Jersey Shore” that could translate well here at Northwestern’s campus: 1. “That’s a situation.” Actually, I probably don’t even have to say that. Last night I was out gallivanting, and I heard the phrase like 3.5 times, including a toast saying, “Here’s to makin’ situations!” According to Urban Dictionary, a “situation” can be defined as a well-toned body part. I think the term can be broadly applied to moments of high drama or excitement. So start creating situations. 2. “Smushed.” This new verb was used by Ronnie after he and Sammi got it on in the third episode. I’m glad they had Sammi clarify they had sex because all we got from Ronnie was him grinning into the camera saying, “Yeah, we smushed.” And that can be confusing, despite the fireworks ex-

ploding in the background. (Really, MTV?) I find it to be a hilarious word I’ll use to replace the vague terminology of “hooking up.” 3. The fist pump. Or as Pauly D says, “beating up the beat.” I definitely saw some of this going on at The Keg on Monday. When I watch “Jersey Shore” and see the ridiculous dance moves of the cast, I can’t help but think two things: First, what the hell are they doing? Second, can I do that without breaking something? You might laugh, but the ridiculous abandonment with which they get their groove on is something I admire and plan on emulating. Looks like more fun than awkwardly grinding at The Keg, doesn’t it? 4. On the show, everyone has a nickname, like Nicole is called “Snooki” for some undetermined reason, and of course Mike goes by “The Situation.” I found a handy Jersey Shore Nickname Generator online. According to the site, I should now be referred to as “Vibe Time.” 5. Acronyms. “Jersey Shore” is all about creating a language of its own, and another indication of that is the characters’ rampant use of acronyms as well as abbreviations. A personal fave? GTL: “Gym. Tanning. Laundry.” In other words, the three things Ronnie, Mike and Pauly D do to look fresh for the ladies. I now plan on acronym-ifying my whole life. For example, my going-out preparations: SLS. Shower. Lady Gaga. Shots. After Thursday, “Jersey Shore” won’t be gracing our television sets and laptop screens until next summer, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop fist pumping.

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Evanston residents, NU students can minimize hassles by voting early By Rebecca Cohen The Daily Northwestern Fewer Evanston residents are voting early for the Feb. 2 primary than they have in recent elections, city officials said. Still a dedicated group of citizens, students and political campaigners continue to call early voting a practical choice. More than 9,000 people who voted last year—about 33 percent of all residents—cast early ballots, City Clerk Rodney Greene said. This year Greene said he expects 15 to 20 percent will visit Evanston’s Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center to take advantage of the Jan. 11 to Jan. 28 early voting period. Since the early polls opened last week, Greene said about 30 to 40 people have shown up to vote each day. “People don’t seem to be very enthusiastic about this one,” Greene said. Voters might be less passionate this year because the candidates—and the races overall— are less well-known, Greene said. Last year, voters were casting ballots for a new Evanston mayor. This year, the 18th District state representative position is the most prominent office

on the ballot. There are five candidates vying for the Democratic nomination this February. Evanston resident Mary Alice Freeman, who said she voted early in the last few elections, said there is still reason to vote early this year. “I’ve gone to vote before and had to wait a very long time and become very rushed and hurried,” said Freeman, who cast her ballot Tuesday afternoon. “This way you can take your time.” It is also possible people are voting by absentee ballot this year rather than voting early in person. For the first time, Evanston residents do not have to provide an excuse to vote absentee, said Joshua Kilroy, campaign manager for state representative candidate Robyn Gabel. But most of the state representative candidates, including Jeff Smith, said they planned to go to the polls in person by Jan. 28. “I’ll vote at least one day early because I want to be available,” Smith said. Early voting might help campaign teams because of its potential to free up volunteers for the crush of the election’s final hours, Smith said. Smith’s campaign and others are encouraging their workers to vote early for that reason,

campaign officials said. “Everyone who is going to be part of our Election Day campaign is going to be voting early,” Kilroy said. Although Smith said he intends to place his own vote early, he criticized the early voting process for ramping up the election frenzy. “It can benefit a superficial campaign,” he said. “Right now voters are getting bombarded. It can be a lot to process all at once.” SESP junior Samantha Reed, the Northwestern field director for state representative candidate Patrick Keenan-Devlin, was less ambivalent about her support for early voting. It ensures students will have time to visit their polling place, she said. “I actually voted on the first day of early voting,” she said. “I walked in, and there were no lines. All I had to do was show an ID.” Keenan-Devlin’s campaign has encouraged all NU students to vote early, Reed said. It may be working, Greene said. “A lot of Northwestern students are coming in,” he said.

focus group of parents only. “I noticed that you weren’t going to have a focus group with parents, that you set up a focus group with the board, with teachers, with staff,” said Katie Bailey, a school board member. “As a board we need to come through with a focus group for parents. The $2,000 that that would cause will eliminate future doubt about the survey.” Gatta and the board agreed the focus group would improve the survey because parents can add another voice to the conversation and “heighten awareness” about the survey. “More input is better, always,” Gatta said. Board member Andrew Pigozzi empha-

sized possible financial ramifications of executing the survey every year. The measure will cost about $50,000, said board member Jerome Summers. “It’s not chump change,” Pigozzi said. “Given that we’re headed into another stormy year…is this something we can commit to? And should we?” Gatta said the data accumulated from the survey would help District 65 make “very informed decisions” regarding budget cuts in the future. School board member Beth Flores updated the board on possible monetary woes caused by economic problems at the state level. “The state is behind,” Flores said. “We

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Vote: Evanston resident Pat Dyer casts her ballot Tuesday for the Feb. 2 primary.

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Evanston/Skokie School District 65 approves survey for community satisfaction The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to instate a district-wide survey gauging community satisfaction at its meeting Tuesday night. John Gatta, a representative from ECRA Group, a company that develops surveys, attended the meeting to respond to questions from board members. Most doubts concerned financial issues and the need for a

know how much we’re supposed to get. They are not releasing the funds... If we were to lose our general state aid, we would lose probably about $5 million. But that’s the worst case scenario.” Budget cuts may also result in the layoffs of three resource officers. Their combined salaries equal about $200,000, Bailey said. Superintendent Hardy Murphy clarified that crossing guards are still covered by the budget, although the situation is undesirable. “We’re really going to start making our decisions and our feelings known,” Murphy said. “These are things that we’re going to have to decide.”


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Collins: Equality for working women continues rise Schapiro: City, Collins, page 1 der quality at lower level and less at the top,” Weber said. “Well-established research has indicated that women have a different approach in conflict management. Their language tends to be less powerful and less aggressive, making them a less popular choice for promotion.” Audience members said they identified

than they do,” she said. Timothy Garrett, a SESP freshman, said he agreed. “I’d be thrilled,” he said. As for the women in the audience, Collins offered a bit of advice: The key to combine a successful career with a successful family is to “make sure you marry the right guy.”

with Collins’ lecture. “I was there,” said Linda Borcover, a retired publisher from Evanston. “I lived through this.” Although men are traditionally regarded as the breadwinners of their families, Collins said she envisions a future with improved gender equality. “Guys are now more enthusiastic about marrying women who make more money

secondary function, such as a dormitory’s dining hall—may not increase its size or the intensity of its use. Those appealing the Great Room’s approval said its use has changed since it was a dining hall for Seabury-Western. Attorney Art Newman spoke on behalf of residents who wanted to appeal the facility’s zoning approval. He presented a direct examination with Gaines to demonstrate how the use of the space has changed. “You’re definitely increasing the traffic of people coming and going and the impact those people coming and going have on the neighborhood,” Gaines said. “In terms of noise, in terms of parking, in terms of litter.” They presented a list of stipulations under which they would allow the Great Room’s operation. The list included closing earlier, prohibiting alcohol from being served on the premises and requiring city approval of any new vendor in the space. Prior to questioning Gaines, Newman spent about an hour-and-a-half questioning Bill Dunkley, the city’s zoning administrator, who approved the original application from NU. “Nonconforming uses are not to be

expanded or intensified in any way,” Newman said. At one point, board member Michael Sutton asked Newman to rein in his questioning. “I don’t see any concrete evidence for just about anything that you’re saying,” Sutton said. “I’m looking for something to hold on to. I’m kind of thinking that maybe you’re getting paid by the hour.” Newman said the questions he directed at Dunkley were meant to establish that the use of the building had changed. “The heart of the argument is that under the ordinance a dormitory is a nonconforming use, so whatever use goes on at a nonconforming use cannot be changed in any way by the applicant,” Newman said after the hearing. “We are suggesting that there’s been an exception here because the hours of operation are now until two in the morning.” NU’s general counsel, Priya Harjani presented Mark Miliotto, the director of finance and administration for SeaburyWestern as a witness on NU’s behalf. Miliotto said he lives next to the Great Room and has encountered no cause for complaint. As a Seabury-Western employee, Miliotto said the building’s use has not altered since changing hands. In his cross-examination, Newman

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questioned Miliotto’s status as an authority on the building’s use over the years, as well as his bias. Seabury-Western leased property from NU and would therefore want to be in good standing with its landlord, Newman said. In Friday’s interview with THE DAILY, University President Morton O. Schapiro said he hoped to open a new “third space” on campus by next fall. The president was hesitant to discuss plans after the Great Room caused controversy in the community. “I happen to believe that we did something that is completely consistent with zoning, and if the neighbors were unhappy, I wish instead of filing these things, they would actually talk to us, and we could try to make them happy,” Schapiro said. “Northwestern always tried to be a good citizen. On the other hand, this is a nation of laws, and I have confidence that we will prevail. But that said, I’m not so anxious about talking about the next one so people can protest on my lawn before we even open it.” The board scheduled a special meeting to continue debate for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

University is such a tremendous resource in terms of intellectual capacity and in terms of the people who work at the University.” NU and Evanston frequently encounter complimentary issues, Krasnow said. For instance, the Associated Student Government’s effort to increase the number of blue emergency lights on city property meshes with a project to design a fiber optic system in Evanston in place of fees the University owed the city, she said. “There are instances when the University is more than happy to expend funds for purchases of equipment that are useful to the University and the city,” Krasnow said. Krasnow said she is currently working to encourage students to participate in the 2010 Census as Evanston residents so the city receives more money. Tisdahl, who said Evanston’s relationship with NU is good, said it can be improved through better communication. “There will always be sources of friction when young people live near residential areas,” Tisdahl said. “The best way to handle them is to talk about them and come up with rational solutions.” Schapiro, who called the mayor “spectacular,” said he plans to have council members come to his house for dinner and attend the men’s basketball game against the University of Minnesota on Feb. 14. “We’re very lucky to be here at Northwestern, to be here in Evanston, and Evanston’s really lucky to have Northwestern,” Schapiro said Friday. “And we shouldn’t forget it, and they shouldn’t forget it.”

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Jaeschke’s all-around play helps establish NU post presence Women’s Basketball, page 8

so I could get easy layups.” But it might have been Jaeschke’s play on the other end of the court that sealed the win. After Minnesota center Ashley EllisMilan dropped 19 points on the Catsin their previous meeting Jaeschke held her to two points Sunday. “I got yelled at a little bit after my defense in the first game,” Jaeschke said. “So I tried to step it up this time around and stop her a little better.” Led by Jaeschke’s eight first-half points, the Cats (12-6, 3-4 Big Ten) shot 54 percent from the field before intermission. But the Gophers took advantage of eight NU turnovers, fighting back to go into the locker rooms down one. The last time the teams squared off, NU’s offense went cold when Minnesota (11-7, 4-3) started pressing in the second half. This time, the Cats were ready for the Gophers’ pressure. “We watched lots of film on it,” Cartwright said. “We did lots of rewinding and practiced it a lot. We were definitely prepared for it a lot more this time, and we knew exactly the hits we wanted to make.” In the second half NU went inside early and often, outscoring Minnesota

their third conference victory of the season. “Up until this year, I had never faced a last minute shot,” said Orban, who was also at the line in the closing seconds of the team’s wins against DePaul and Purdue. “There are a lot of nerves still. The coaches are always telling me to settle down. The first one didn’t go in, but I knew I could make them. I practiced so many times and coach (McKeown) always has us shooting free throws, so it was just a matter of knowing you can go up there and make one.” Orban led all scorers with 14 points, 11 of which came in the second half. Junior center Amy Jaeschke and senior guard Kristin Cartwright were also in double figures, with 12 points apiece. Jaeschke was especially effective down low, helping the Cats gain a 32-20 advantage in the paint. “We worked a lot in practice on posting up with deep position,” Jaeschke said. “I tried to focus on pinning my girl down low

20-8 in the paint. The Cats held the lead for the majority of the period, but Katie Ohm’s layup gave the Gophers the lead with three minutes to play. Minnesota’s lead grew to three, but Orban’s free throws gave NU the victory. “(Orban) has been on the floor a lot for two years, so she’s pretty polished from the standpoint of decision-making,” McKeown said. “She works so hard on her free throws and trying to make good decisions that I think she likes that situation.” Cartwright had a productive night on both ends of the floor. In addition to finishing second on the team in points, rebounds and blocks, she held Kiara Buford to 13 points. Buford, Minnesota’s leading scorer, recorded 22 points against the Cats in Minneapolis two weeks ago. McKeown said he hopes Cartwright’s performance is a sign of things to come. “We need (Cartwright) to play like that,” McKeown said. “For us to have chance to be a good team, she has to play like that. No pressure or anything.”

NU 61, Minnesota 60 NU FG-A 3P-A FT-A Reb PF Pts A TO Blk Orban 4-8 2-5 4-6 1-4 0 14 3 5 0 Hackney 3-8 1-2 2-3 0-2 1 9 2 3 0 Jaeschke 6-13 0-1 0-0 2-7 2 12 3 1 3 Marshall 2-7 2-6 0-0 0-1 1 6 8 1 0 Cartwright 5-9 0-0 2-2 3-4 3 12 2 2 1 Mocchi 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Reed 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-1 3 2 0 1 0 Diamant 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 6 1 0 1

S Min 0 35 0 27 0 36 2 35 0 30 0 4 0 13 0 20

Totals 24-51 5-15 8-11 9-26 12 61 19 14 5 2 200 Percentages – FG: .471 / 3P: .333 / FT: .727 Minn. FG-A 3P-A FT-A Reb PF Pts A TO Blk Voigt 4-11 1-2 1-2 3-3 1 10 1 0 0 Ellis-Milan 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-3 3 2 1 1 0 Cotton 0-3 0-1 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 McCoy 3-10 2-3 0-0 1-1 2 8 7 3 1 Buford 5-10 1-2 2-3 2-1 1 13 3 2 0 Harper 2-6 0-0 6-6 0-0 2 10 1 2 1 Loberg 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 1 6 0 0 0 Ohm 3-10 2-6 0-0 2-4 4 8 2 1 0 Mastey 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 0 0

S Min 1 32 1 18 0 7 1 38 0 39 0 23 0 6 0 28 1 9

Totals 22-60 7-16 9-11 14-20 15 60 15 9 2 4 200 Percentages – FG: .367 / 3P: .438 / FT: .818 NU

1st: 32 2nd: 29 Total: 61


1st: 31 2nd: 29 Total: 60

Cartwright strong early, Orban finishes late against aggressive defense sidebar, page 8

sions. Compare that to last year’s home tilt Michigan State, when Jaeschke accounted for NU’s first 15 points in an eventual 74-54 loss. Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena was a different story, and Cartwright in particular took advantage. The Cats’ second-leading scorer last season, Cartwright has taken a diminished role in the offense this year with the improvement of Orban and the additions of Hackney and Diamant. But she was perfect from the floor in the first half against the Gophers, capitalizing on a few short baseline jumpers and layup chances. “They’re the kind of team that gets up and pressures you, denies,” Cartwright said.

managed just five tries from the field. Jaeschke also helped spark the offense with her disciplined passing. She committed only one turnover, her lowest total in Big Ten play. “She played a great floor game,” McKeown said. “She made other people available. That’s the sign of a great player—when you make other players better.” The Cats seized a 9-4 lead in the opening minutes without any contribution from Jaeschke, scoring on four consecutive posses-

“They’re very active defensively. Sometimes when a team is like that, it’s easier to just go to the basket and try to find the gaps. There were a lot of gaps tonight.” While Cartwright was a factor early, Orban made the difference late. She tallied 11 points after halftime and sank four free throws in the final two minutes to turn a 60-57 deficit into a 61-60 victory. With a lighter burden offensively, Jaeschke stepped up her play on the other end. Minnesota center Ashley Ellis-Milan poured in 19 points earlier this season against NU, but Jaeschke limited her to two points in the rematch. Jasechke notched a key block late in

the game that put the Cats in position to retake the lead. In his preseason press conference, coach Joe McKeown joked, “We reinvented the 5-foot-9 power forward last year—I didn’t realize there were so many of them until they were all on my team.” That’s no longer a problem with the 6-foot-2 Hackney and 6-foot-5 Diamant providing relief inside and giving Jaeschke an occasional break. Armed with productive secondary options for the first time in her career, Jaeschke and the Cats are off to their best conference start in a decade.


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Orban’s free throws sink Gophers Supporting cast helps lessen load

Sophomore’s clutch shooting breaks 4-game Big Ten skid By Robbie Levin The Daily Northwestern

By Danny Daly The Daily Northwestern As last season wore on, center Amy Jaeschke’s frustration seemed to rise with each game. Her cousin Ellen, a more defensively minded player, provided the only help in the post. Jasechke fought through incessant double teams—even triple and quadruple teams—when she received the ball down low. And with no one consistently knocking down shots on the perimeter, opponents could get away with it. The Wildcats’ recent fourgame conference losing streak evoked those memories from a year ago. But if Sunday’s 61-60 skid-stopping win over Minnesota proved anything, it was this: Jaeschke finally has a supporting cast capable of taking some of the weight off her shoulders. “It’s huge,” Jaeschke said. “It makes my life a lot easier when people hit shots from the outside.” The 61 points were the product of a balanced attack. Sophomore forward Brittany Orban and senior guard Kristin Cartwright scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, while making at least half of their shots. Freshman forward Kendall Hackney was one point shy of joining them in double figures, and classmate Dannielle Diamant came off the bench to hit all three of her attempts. Junior point guard Beth Marshall, who missed almost all of the last two years with injuries, sank two 3-pointers and dished out eight assists. As a result, there were openings for Jaeschke inside. The junior contributed 12 points on 6-of-13 shooting and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds. In a loss at Minnesota less than two weeks ago, she SIDEBAR, page 7

With Northwestern in the midst of a four-game losing streak, coach Joe McKeown brought in Pat Fitzgerald to speak with his team Friday. Two days later, the Wildcats made Fitzgerald proud. Winning in true Cardiac Cats style, NU scraped by Minnesota, 61-60. “To beat Minnesota in the last four seconds, a team that’s Women’s coming off Basketball the NCAA NU Tournament and one of the better teams in the Big Minnesota Ten right now, I’m just really proud of my team,” McKeown said. Thanks to forward Brittany Orban’s poise from the foul line, the Cats erased a late three-point deficit. The sophomore nailed three free throws to tie the game with 1:23 left. Then, with four seconds remaining, Orban was fouled again after receiving an inbounds pass. “We wanted to get the ball to people going to the basket,” McKeown said of NU’s last play. “If we had to throw the ball out, going away from the basket, I was worried they might tip it or even get a shot themselves. Beth (Marshall) made a great read and Brittany made a strong play.” Orban missed her first shot but made her second. The Gophers didn’t score on the ensuing possession, and the Cats picked up



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Cool in the clutch: Sophomore Brittany Orban scored 14 points in NU’s 61-60 victory over Minnesota. Orban tallied 11 of them in the second half, none as important as the free throw she made with four seconds left to put the Cats ahead by one. It was the third time this season she was at the line in the waning seconds of an NU win.


Northwestern falters early against Ohio State after big weekend win By Rodger Sherman The Daily Northwestern After beating No. 6 Purdue, Northwestern looked like a team ready to take the next step. On Tuesday, the Wildcats took a couple steps back. NU fell way behind in the early going against No. 21 Ohio State and never recovered, sputtering to a 76-56 loss. “It’s just frustrating,” sophomore forward John Shurna said. “We came out with so much energy the other day, and today we didn’t.” The Cats were outscored 40-17 in the first half and trailed by as much as 26 against the Buckeyes. “It was one of those games,” coach Bill Carmody said. “As good as some of our guys played the other night, they played pretty poorly tonight.”

The game slipped away from NU (13-5, 2-4 Big Ten) in the opening minutes. Ohio State (14-5, 4-3) Men’s jumped out Basketball to a 9-0 Ohio State lead, scoring on its first four possessions before NU could put NU any points on the board. The Buckeyes went ahead by double-digits at the 11:14 mark and never led by less than 10 points after that. “They were hitting on all cylinders,” Carmody said. “They passed the ball extremely well in the beginning, they were making shots, and



they guarded us.” The stat sheet emphasized how badly the Cats were outplayed. NU entered intermission down by 23, shooting 4-for-22 from the field. On the other hand, Ohio State shot 56 percent in the first half and recorded 11 assists on its 14 field goals. “We didn’t come out with any intensity,” Shurna said. “They were making good plays offensively and making shots.” The second half was a major improvement for the Cats, as they outscored the Buckeyes 39-36, but it was too late to affect the outcome. Three Ohio State players finished the night in double figures, and junior Evan Turner nearly pulled off a triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. In an outing reminiscient of his 29-point outburst against Michi-

gan State earlier this season, Shurna was the Cats’ only offensive force. The sophomore forward had 22 points and shot 7-for-10 from the floor, while none of the other rotation players connected on more than half of their attempts. The rest of NU’s starting lineup made less than 25 percent of its shots. The offensive woes were just half of the Cats’ struggles. Neither the 1-3-1 nor matchup zone defenses could stop Turner and the Buckeyes’ offense. “We tried a few different things,” Carmody said. “But we got down early and were never able to get any kind of run going where we were making them feel uncomfortable.” Sophomore centers Luka Mirkovic and Kyle Rowley didn’t build on their strong performances against Purdue. They were mostly ineffective in 30 combined min-

utes of play, registering four points, four turnovers and five fouls. Mirkovic struggled early, and Carmody benched him in favor of reserve forward Ivan Peljusic less than two minutes into the game. The tandem had no answer defensively for Ohio State junior Dallas Lauderdale, who shot 6-for-6 from the field with five dunks and an alley-oop. Carmody tried multiple combinations in search of a cohesive lineup, even giving sophomore Nick Fruendt and junior Mike Capocci some rare playing time. But Carmody couldn’t find anything that worked. “It didn’t matter who we played tonight,” he said. “Our defense was not good, and (neither was) our offense. It was not a very good game overall.” rodgersherman2007

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