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3 Artists’ works at Noyes Cultural Center address Obama election

4-5 Students unite to support Conan O’Brien in his last “Tonight Show”

7 City Council discusses further cuts in spending to reduce deficit 7 An NU improv group earned a spot in a national competition

8 Over $5,000 was raised at The Keg this weekend for Haiti relief

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City managers from the cities home to several Big Ten schools met at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Friday to discuss counting college students on their respective campuses in the upcoming 2010 U.S. Census. Representing the college towns of University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Illinois and Penn State, each city manager offered examples of how their campuses have counted students in the past and brainstormed efficient methods for the future. “It was just an exchange of ideas,” said Craig Sklenar, Evanston’s general planner. “We talked about how to coordinate our campaigns.” The city managers proposed ideas to promote the census such as

advertising on the sides of buses, initiating an e-mail campaign and using social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. “Students are much more spread out in the way they communicate,” Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. “It’s not just about putting out a poster board in the student union and hoping everyone will see it. You have to Twitter. You have to Facebook people.” The federal government allocates $435 billion annually to cities nationwide based on census numbers, Bobkiewicz said. Some of the funds go to Pell Grants, which are federal dollars awarded to students with financial need. “Some universities are telling their students to get counted be-

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Evanston, Doha campuses to exchange more students University officials hope ties between the two campuses will strengthen By Jessica Allen The Daily Northwestern dailynorthwestern.edu/administration With temperatures in the 70s and plans for improvement, Northwestern’s Qatar campus is heating up. Now in the second semester of its second year, NU-Q operates in a building of Carnegie Mellon University in Education City, a conglomeration of universities that includes Cornell University and Georgetown University. Formal academic exchanges between the two campuses will be in place for the 2011-12 school year but could occur as early as next fall, said John Margolis, dean of NU-Q. “We are committed to an exchange of

students between campuses,” Margolis said. The first step toward this goal is to foster a close relationship between the two campuses, Margolis said. This Spring Break, NU-Q will pay for 16 Medill and Communication students to travel to Doha to meet NU-Q students and participate in academic activities, he said. “NU-Q represents a very close partnership between the Evanston campus and Doha,” Margolis said. “We think it’s very important for students, faculty and staff from each campus to have firsthand familiarity with the work on the other campus.” The Spring Break trip follows two exchanges that took place last year, when approximately 80 NU administrators, faculty members and students visited NU-Q for its opening ceremony and eight NU-Q students visited Evanston in the spring. Margolis said another group of NU-Q students will visit NU’s Evanston campus in May or June. University President Morton O.

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Art: “Encounter” by Hubertus von der Goltz depicts two people on thin platforms. It hangs off the roof of the Maple Avenue Garage.

Public art projects installed in Evanston; more to come By Laura Kelly The Daily Northwestern www.dailynorthwestern.com/arts Downtown Evanston’s Maple Avenue Garage is now home to a sculpture featuring two dark figures balanced on a beam, walking toward each other. The public art installment, “Encounter,” was completed in mid-December. German artist Hubertus von der Goltz was given $105,000 to create the sculpture, located at 1800 Maple Ave. The Public Art Committee—comprised of local aldermen, arts council members,

local businesspeople, a local gallery owner and an artist—selected the design from a database of approximately 200 artists. With the installations of several projects, 2009 was a big year for public art, said Jeff Cory, director of the Evanston Arts Council. Other public art projects installed last year include a light sculpture located in south Evanston on the Custer Street bridge, a fence that gives the illusion of a blue line of light that rises and

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A&O brings ‘30 Rock,’ ‘SNL’ star Tracy Morgan to perform at NU By Sarah Eberspacher The Daily Northwestern www.dailynorthwestern.com/speaker

Men’s Basketball Wildcats rally in second half to top in-state rival Illinois, 73-68

Sidebar Michael Thompson scored just three points but still managed to impact the game

Chappatta A sold-out Welsh-Ryan Arena provides a true home-court advantage

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Comedian: Tracy Morgan will speak at Pick-Staiger on Feb. 6

A&O Productions couldn’t find a deal-breaker when deliberating whether to choose actor and comedian Tracy Morgan as its Winter Quarter speaker. Morgan will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. The comedian, who performed for seven seasons on “Saturday Night Live”, is among the cast members of NBC’s “30 Rock”, which also stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. The show’s popularity was the impetus for bringing Morgan to campus, said Drew Deitch, A&O director of speakers and special events. “Ever since ‘30 Rock’ got big, he’s been on the radar,” the Weinberg junior said. “We’ve been seriously thinking

about it for over a year now, trying to make availability work.” Tickets are $10 and will go on sale online to undergraduates at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 29, said Sierra Tishgart, co-director of promotions and public relations for A&O. Students can purchase two tickets per WildCARD. “We’re really excited because he has a large fan base from his (seven seasons) on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and he’s also been nominated for an Emmy for his role on ‘30 Rock,’” the Medill sophomore said. Morgan is coming to campus amid a flurry of recent projects. He is continuing his work on “30 Rock,” starring with Bruce Willis in “Cop Out,” which premieres in late February, and promoting an autobiography that was released last October, Tishgart said.

Deitch said students should try to purchase their tickets online soon after the office opens. Tickets for last year’s Winter Speaker, Demetri Martin, sold out in five minutes. A&O’s main goal is a sold-out show, he said. “We try not to bring people who are dying down but people who are on their way up or are making a resurgence,” Deitch said. Pick-Staiger’s seating capacity is 989, but the number of tickets sold to students will depend on how many seats Morgan requests for his entourage, said Adam Pumm, chairman of A&O. “If you look at the poll we have going online right now, he’s been doing extraordinarily well,” the Weinberg senior said. “He’ll be a big draw for students.” saraheberspacher2012 @u.northwestern.edu

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