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NU not reaching faculty diversity goals By JONAH NEWMAN THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN

As both facilitators of classroom learning and models to students, professors play an important role in shaping undergraduates — a role better filled by a diverse faculty, some Northwestern professors said. In creating “future leaders,” NU should be clear in the message it sends

its students, said Martha Biondi, a white professor of African American Studies who said NU’s faculty is not diverse enough. “How do we model for our undergraduates a workplace that is committed to fairness and equal opportunity?” she asked. “Do we want to send a message to our undergrads that having a primarily white faculty is OK and will give them the best possible

Author takes on female stereotypes

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Tenured Faculty: 1993: 3%, 14th among 18 comparable institutions 2007: 5.7%, 5th among 18 comparable institutions Tenure-Eligible Faculty: 1993: 4.6%, 11th among 18 institutions 2007: 9.1%, 5th among 18 institutions


Jeff Ryan The senior wing tore his ACL in Friday’s win, and will miss the rest of the season. PHOTOS BY STEPH WANG/THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN

Kevin Coble NU’s senior forward suffered a Lisfranc fracture and opted for season-ending surgery. Jeremy Nash The senior guard has a recurring breathing problem and has been wearing a heart monitor.


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2000-01 2007-08 African-American faculty 1.9% of total faculty 3.7% of total faculty Hispanic faculty 2.4% of total faculty 2.8% of total faculty Asian-American faculty 8.4% of total faculty 13.5% of total faculty

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By JESSICA ALLEN Author Jessica Valenti had one response to the Food and Drug Administration’s fear that distributing birth control would lead to teen sex cults: laughter. About 100 Northwestern students gathered in Ryan Family Auditorium to hear Valenti, a blogger for and author of three books, talk about the “girls gone bad” phenomenon, “prosti-tots” and teen sex cults Monday at Ryan Family Auditorium. The College Feminists-sponsored speaker has authored “Full Frontal Feminism“; “He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut“; and “The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women.” Valenti said the overabundance of articles on girls’ sexuality provided inspiration for “The Purity Myth,” which came out in April 2009 . She said she read everything from “girls gone wild” pieces to exposés on female promiscuity during spring break and college women’s skimpy Halloween costumes. In addition to the articles, she said, a number of “scare-tactic” books were published about depression or suicidal tendencies among sexually active, unmarried women. “It’s abstinence during the day and girls gone wild videos at night,” Valenti said of the conf licting images women often feel pressured to portray. She showed slides of these “scare-tactic” book covers, some of which displayed pictures of women curled in the fetal position. Valenti had typed to the side of the pictures, “sometimes you should judge a book by its cover.” Valenti said the societal tendency to judge women based upon their sexual activity encourages the belief among girls and women that their self-worth is based on their sexuality. “Women’s abilit y to be good people should be based on whether they’re good people, not whether they’re sexually active,” Valenti said. Weinberg junior Hannah Jaracz , co-director of College Feminists, said Valenti was the best speaker the organization has ever brought to campus. She added they decided to invite Valenti to NU because many College Feminists members read her blog and like that she speaks to a younger generation of feminists. Jaracz said she doesn’t think the issues

education?” At the blackface forum about two weeks ago, NU staff raised questions about faculty diversity, which has been on the administration’s radar for nearly a decade. And NU’s most recent diversity report, released in Fall 2008, shows continued underrepresentation of black, Hispanic and Native-Ameri-

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Monday morning’s meeting with a second foot specialist made it official: Star senior Kevin Coble will not suit up for Northwestern this season, the athletic department said. That came on the heels of the announcement that wing Jeff Ryan will miss his senior year with a tor n ACL , and senior g uard Jeremy Nash ’s disclosure that he is suffering from irregular breathing. The Wildcats’ leading scorer and rebounder each of the last three years, Coble opted for surgery to repair a mild Lisfranc fracture in his left foot, which happened last Tuesday at practice as he jumped for a rebound. According to the Web site for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Lisfranc breaks occur at the arch on top of the midfoot, affecting a group of small bones. “I just felt a pop in my foot when I went up,” Coble said to the media before Friday night’s season opener. “It was really something I’d never felt before.” Team doctors and one specialist had already looked at the injury and diagnosed it, informing Coble surgery was a possibility. There will be a four-month recovery period after the surgery, during which Coble cannot do any basketball-related activities. T he rehabilitation process will start after. Even if the foot could have healed on it s ow n, t he best- ca se scena r io for Coble would have been to return in mid-January. Coble seemed open to the idea of redshirting and coming back next season after surgery. “Absolutely, if that’s what ends up happening and needing to be done,” he said. While the injury does give other players a chance to step up and get more playing time, Carmody said he would much rather be battling in the Big Ten this year with his best player. “There’s this new book out by Barbara Ehrenreich (“Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America”), and she says forget about that happiness and opportunit y for guys,” Carmody said. “I want him out there.” Then, just when it seemed like things couldn’t get worse for the Cats, they got hit with even more bad news. Senior guard Jeremy Nash, who led NU with 20 points in the season opener against Northern Illinois, has been havSee INJURIES, page 6 AT THE NEW Check out photos of two of Tuesday night’s speakers: Jessica Valenti and Donald Kohn.

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Two men arrested for trespassing at Sargent Two Northwestern employees trespassed outside Sargent Hall at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and peered into a window on the third floor, police said. A student told police she saw two men in their 30s looking into a room on the third floor of Sargent Hall, 2245 Sheridan Road, from the fire escape around 2:45 a.m. Saturday, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. She told police both men had round faces and were of medium builds. One wore a black hooded sweatshirt and the other wore a baseball hat. Two custodians who work at the Technologica l Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, matched the student’s description, McAleer said. The custodial supervisor told police the men were assigned to work in Tech’s Hogan Building, 2205 Tech Drive. Police identified the men as Samuel Magana, 26, and Noe Chavez, 25, McAleer said. Although the men admitted to being on the fire escape, McAleer said they denied looking in the window. The men told police they climbed the fire escape to avoid a friend to whom they owed money. Police arrested Magana and Chavez and later released them on cash bonds. They are due in court Dec. 28 in Skokie.

Student covered in vomit taken to hospital Paramedics took an intoxicated, vomitcovered NU student to the hospital Saturday morning, police said. A community service officer in FosterWalker Complex, 1927 Orrington Ave., told police the student, who was underage, displayed signs of intoxication and smelled of alcohol. The student also had vomited on himself, McAleer said. Paramedics took the student to Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Ave., McAleer said.



Council: Evanston won’t commercialize lakefront By Chris Kirk the daily northwestern

The Evanston City Council reassured citizens Monday evening they are not looking to commercialize the lakefront after some residential groups raised concerns. The Council said they would stick to the Lakefront Master Plan, which preserves the lakefront as an essential noncommercial zone. The plan, which the council unanimously approved in 2008, established guidelines on what improvements should be made to the lakefront in the next 20 years, focusing primarily on passive recreation activities like boating and swimming and avoiding commercialization. Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd) recalled the anti-development sentiment that flooded the planning process, which included an extensive public involvement process, and said she would uphold the plan’s vision. “There was overwhelming consensus that the lakefront should remain noncommercialized and passive,” she said. She also said Evanston’s lakefront is “something that nobody else has.” Wynne clashed, however, with Ald. Lionel Jean-Baptiste (2nd) over how stringently the City Council should ignore potentially lucrative economic opportunities that may violate the Lakefront Master Plan’s vision, especially considering the city’s budget problems. “We have to stay open to the possibilities as opposed to foreclosing options,” Jean-Baptiste said, adding the city’s financial troubles are not going to fade anytime soon. But Wynne said the reason the city created the plan in the first place is to immediately cross out certain proposals. “Part of the reason why you develop a

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plan and have a sense of guidelines and a road map is so that when you get the big wow pizow idea that comes in, you’ve already thought through what are your basic values and goals you want to adhere to” Wynne said. “I won’t look at every single idea that comes in the door, no matter how much money it generates on the lakefront.” Lakefront revenues from the last fiscal years totaled nearly $1 million, according to a memo from the city manager. The city has already completed two Lakefront Master Plan projects, both of which were intended to improve accessibility. The council did not discuss an existing 9 p.m. parking ban on the lakefront despite citizen comments accusing the ban of being outdated. A lder men a lso discussed proposed recommendations to the Robert Crown Center, which houses Evanston’s ice rink. “This is or should be a top priority.” Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) said. “We are losing revenue opportunities. The facilities are woefully inadequate.” The Playground and Recreation Board presented a recommendation to the Human Services Committee to construct a new, 93,000 square foot facility at the southwest corner of Robert Crown Park to replace t he current one at an estimated cost of $25 million. The City Council did not formally decide whether to partially renovate the existing building, fully renovate it or build a new building, but City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz recommended the lattermost option, to which the council agreed. “Go for the whole enchilada,” he said. T he council said it would f und t he project without using taxpayer money.

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Evanston hosts Socialist national convention By Emilia Barrosse the daily northwestern

The Democratic Socialists of America hosted its biannual national convention in Evanston this weekend. The convention focused on raising awareness about the current economic crisis, addressing the health care initiative and setting the organization’s priorities for the next two years. This year’s convention hosted a number of speakers, including Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson and Kim Bobo, the founder of Interfaith Worker Justice, at the Best Western University Plaza, 1501 Sherman Ave., from Nov. 13 to 15. “It was a really successful convention,” said co-chairwoman of DSA’s Wichita branch Rannfrid Thelle, who attended the event. “The speakers were professional and uplifting. We’re living in an economic crisis, and the type of solutions we’re offering are really in need.”

The convention focused on economic justice and rebuilding the crumbling nation, Thelle said. “Our movement predicted this crisis many years ago,” she said. “Now there’s no point in saying we were right, we just have to continue with our work.” Two DSA members, Ron Baiman and Bill Barclay, submitted several resolutions on how the United States can begin its recovery from the economic meltdown. Baiman and Barclay’s resolution proposed the U.S. government establish a permanent jobs program, end the trade deficit by raising wages in low-income countries and re-industrialize the United States. “People are ready to organize and work around programs for jobs, fighting foreclosures, fighting banks and increasing regulation,” Barclay said. “It’s not going to happen overnight, and we need to start working on it now.” The diverse presence at the convention re-

flected the collective call for change in the community, said DSA’s Chicago Office Manager Robert Oman. “The convention was much more generationally diverse,” Oman said. “There was a large contingent of youth, and the general attitude is that they are the future generation of DSA.” This year, the Democratic Socialists focused more on setting priorities rather than taking positions, Oman said. The Republican Party’s recent condemnation of President Barack Obama’s so-called “socialist agenda” concerns the DSA, members said. The organization has mixed feelings about the nation’s negative attitude toward its views. “The publicity we’ve gotten has been great for us,” Oman said. “It has gotten socialism an agenda in a way we couldn’t have gotten ourselves.” Thelle said socialism’s negative association is distracting because it distorts what socialism stands for.

“Obama’s agenda isn’t socialist,” Thelle said. “We’re trying to show that his program isn’t socialist, and that socialism actually serves most people’s interests. It’s a solidarity program where people are along for the ride and they’re not left out.” The false implications of socialism have made the organization controversial in a way that is unwarranted, Barclay said. “Obama isn’t a socialist, and it’s amusing to us that people feel that way,” he said. “The best way to think about socialism is that it is an extension of democracy into the economy.” The 2009 DSA convention united the organization toward a common cause, which was the goal from the outset, Thelle said. “There was a feeling of contingency,” he said. “If we don’t do something now, then when? Now is the time for change.”

Vice Chairman of Fed addresses financial crisis By Sarah Eberspacher the daily northwestern

A major player from the Federal Reserve brought insider knowledge on the nation’s financial crisis to about 400 Northwestern students and faculty Monday at the Owen L. Coon Forum. Donald Kohn, chairman of the Global Financial System Committee, delivered a 45minute talk “Federal Reserve Policy Challenges.” The event was co-sponsored by Northwestern’s Center for International Economics and Development and Kellogg’s Office of the Dean. Kohn immediately recognized University President Morton O. Schapiro, a fellow economist, by thanking him for the invitation to speak at NU. Kohn’s speech focused on the challenges with monetary policy and financial stability, which he stressed was his own

opinion, not that of colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee. Improved monetary policy after the 1970s contributed significantly to the complacency among investors in taking economic risks, which could result in a drop in housing prices or a major economic downturn. “To some extent, we were the victims of our own success,” he said. Kohn said the initial “extreme panicky conditions” of the past two years resulted in a mass movement toward liquidit y, once viewed as the safest option. Now, the market is returning to longer-term investments with riskier assets. Kohn spoke as part of the second-annual Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series because of his firsthand perspective, said Meg Washburn, director of Media Relations for the Kellogg School of Management. A question-and-answer session followed Kohn’s speech. Attendees asked about a “good

asset bubble” versus a “bad asset bubble,” as well as the disconnect between agencies charged with advancing a coherent federal policy. Chris Coleman, a first-year student in Kellogg’s MBA program, asked about this sense of disconnect between federal agencies. Kohn said the problem improved somewhat since fall of 2008. “There was very good communication among regulators,” he said, “and they’re all pulling in the same direction.” Coleman said he was impressed by Kohn’s willingness to address the policy specifics in his answer to each question, and that he didn’t avoid any questions. Prof. Robert J. Gordon encouraged his undergraduate economic students to attend Kohn’s lecture, and said he thought about two-thirds of the audience were from his class. “It would be helpful in writing their essay questions on the final exam,” he said. "They

also got some real-world experience in learning what the people at the Fed think.” Gordon added he thought the talk was one of the most monumental during his time at NU. Economics Prof. Lawrence Christiano joined the effort to bring Kohn. He said he liked that the speech included general theory, instead of relying solely on facts and figures the average student would not understand. “You might have thought some fancy bigshot like this would just sort of not say anything,” he said. “That’s not what happened.” Gordon said he will be reviewing parts of the speech in class to highlight the significance of Kohn’s perspective. “To be that close to one of the four people who helped to save not just the United States — but the world — from the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression is pretty exciting,” he said.

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ell, here we go again. It’s budget time in Evanston. The next few months will feature endless debate, countless meetings and surely at least one or two good shouting matches. Things got rolling last week with budget workshops, where Evanston residents met with the mayor, city manager and finance director. They presented ideas about budget cuts, raising taxes and laying off city employees. They were able to say what they thought was wasteful spending, and what they thought was the best way to solve Evanston’s hulking $8 million budget deficit. In past years, residents have ranked their preferred services. But nothing happened once the list made it to the city officials responsible for writing the budget, said Vito Brugliera, McCormick ’55, a resident who has long been involved in the budget process. And that can’t happen this year. I’ve seen it before. Last year, I spent four months covering the final stages of the Downtown Plan. On this project — another that dramatically affected everyone in Evanston — the City Council again asked for citizen input. It went so far as to form a citizens’ commission to advise the city staff and officials regarding the Plan. The commission decided by a 5-3 vote not to approve the Plan — the only majority decision it reached, said Coleen Burrus, who was part of the group and has since become the 9th Ward alderman. Despite this, the Plan was approved by the City Council by a 6-3 vote. “Why have citizen commissions if you’re going to ignore them?” Burrus asked The Daily in January. The Downtown Plan was a major issue for the city of Evanston, but this year’s budget is even more important. Every project the City wants to complete, every staff member the city wants to hire and every service the city wants to provide from here on depends entirely on the ability to pass a usable budget. Evanston residents deserve to have a major part in making the decisions. Brugliera, despite having his opinion ignored in the past, is hopeful this year. He said new City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz is taking positive steps. “He has requested 100 names of citizens from the council, and he has interviewed so far 90 people,” Brugliera said about Bobkiewicz. “He is taking his own sample, and he is asking people what are the issues.” I hope Brugliera is right. I hope the council, Bobkiwicz and everyone else involved in the budget process takes the advice they get at the community budget workshops seriously. I hope when they make decisions about raising taxes or cutting services, they take into account the opinions of the people who it affects the most: the residents. But as I said, I’ve seen it before. I’ve seen the Council take hours for citizen comments at meetings, only to disregard them once it was time to vote. That isn’t acceptable here. If the Council wants citizen input, it has to take it seriously. Otherwise, why waste everyone’s time?


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Attention demanded for Chicago youth education Imagine yourself in a room with 100 of your friends or acquaintances. They’re all sitting in front of you. Now imagine 30 of them are unemployed. Well, the economy is bad, you may reason. But what if only six of them attained their bachelor’s degree by the age of 25? How would you deal with the knowledge that 36 of them will die over the next year? Or that 12 of them dropped out of high school while 12 of them still struggle with English, despite having graduated? Does this seem accurate? It would be if those 100 people were Chicago Public School students. The situation in Chicago is quickly approaching dire. Recently, Martel Burnett, a 17-year-old student of Dyett High School, was gunned down. Parents have begun to keep their children home from school, fearing that seeing them to go to school means seeing them for the last time. This is all happening in Chicago: our community, our backyard. The proximity may be worrisome, but it also means we can do something about it. As disconnected as we may feel from Chicago at times, Northwestern still likes to consider itself part of the city. And our city needs us. With this in mind, the NU Chapter of the Roosevelt Institute held a Illinois Youth Town Hall on Sunday. Lack of educational and employment opportunities have caused youth to turn their backs on a city they feel has turned their back on them. The statistics have been laid out already; the situation may seem disastrous and beyond our reach. But we can make a difference. We at the Roosevelt Institute have created policy proposals to solve these problems — a co-op program for high school students, Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant reform and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) changes — that are all part of our agenda. These changes can start to reverse a cycle that has led to disinvestment in the youth of Illinois. If there is anything we can take from the election of Barack Obama, it is that when we, the youth, take on a cause and put our full force behind it, we can make a difference. The national

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spotlight has been put on Chicago due to the aforementioned problems, making this the opportune time to begin our journey. At the very least, we can call attention to the dire situation we all face and call on our legislators, both state and national, to address these issues. This Sunday may not have been a revolution, but it is the first step of many to come; one in the right direction and one I hope we can take together. — vijay singh Weinberg junior Marketing executive and Economic Development Policy head, The Roosevelt Institution at Northwestern University

Solution for Great Room requires city, NU to unite Mr. Fox states in his Nov. 13 letter “No reason for fuss about new student Great Room” he does not “get” the concerns of the alderman and neighbors regarding the Great Room. Perhaps he could discuss the matter with Ald. Fiske, who has always been approachable and ready to explain her position to me in simple enough terms for me to “get” it. It would also seem to be more productive to treat the neighbors with dignity and to have a dialogue with them, rather than to accuse them of making a “fuss.” As a faculty member, neighbor of the University and alumna, I would prefer to see all parties cooperate and accord each other respect. Name-calling and trivializing anyone’s position simply will not resolve the issue but will only lead to further misunderstanding, which does not benefit anyone. Mr. Fox put the effort into writing a letter to the editor; I request he use that same interest in this matter as a motivator to communicate with everyone involved — such a conversation seems more likely to result in a mutually beneficial solution. — padma rao Feinberg ’92 Clinical assistant professor, Department of Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine Evanston resident

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od, ASG just doesn’t do anything!” This favorite complaint of Northwestern students still rings familiar today, even after successive ASG presidential campaigns promised to restore relevance to the organization. Given the fact that ASG really does provide helpful services to students (really!), why does this belief continue to persist? Well, let’s take a look at one of their biggest projects, NULink, and see if we can crack the case: Most of the site works well enough, I’ll give you that, but the link titled “Academic Calendar” goes to a failed link directing users to the ’07’08 academic calendar. This is just a foretaste for the feast to come. Whether the connections are outdated or simply wrong, NULink boasts another five faulty links — “Trademark Licensing,” “University Health Services,” “Campus Maps,” “Digital City Chicago” and “NU Shuttles.” Is this just nitpicking? I don’t think so: NULink is probably the single largest point of contact between ASG and the NU student body. With an online presence defined by an error-riddled Web site, it’s not all that surprising students might think ASG’s been lying down on the job. (Not to mention the fact that “Academic Calendar,” “Campus Maps” and “NU Shuttles” are all wrong — don’t those seem like the links you really want to get right?) A Web site that purports to serve as a portal to other Web sites should have its links right. But, fine, they’re just links — these aren’t really ASG services in themselves. It doesn’t matter: Other ASG sites aren’t all that more impressive. Take a look: The ASG blog has been updated once in the past five months. For all the promises of transparency I’ve heard from ASG, this strikes me as a rather opaque communication technique. (Amusingly enough, the one recent blog post tells students to go check out NULink. Scratch that.) ASG’s newsletter, the ASG Connection (last updated in Feburary 2009, naturally), features a brief update and a calendar, while much of the page is devoted to a picture of the ASG Senate and — oh happy day — a picture and accompanying quote by Neal Sales-Griffin. Now, unless NSG is still poking around NU, this yearand-a-half-old newsletter doesn’t strike me as all that relevant. A word to the, er, wise folks at ASG: The annoying “ASG doesn’t do anything” theme will persist as long as you advertise to the world a Web presence that suggests an organization not up to the task of advocating for the student body. But let’s be fair — just what is ASG up to? I’d love to answer that, but the last time they posted any minutes was April 2009. If you’ve got a sense of hope and about eight months, I might be able to get back to you on that one. Weinberg senior Mac LeBuhn can be reached at

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Provost: Other top colleges steal qualified profs From dIVERSE, page 1 can faculty . African-American professors, as referred to in the report, made up 3.7 percent of the total faculty in the 2007-08 academic year, down 0.1 percent from the previous year. Hispanic faculty members dropped to 2.8 percent in 2008 from 3.1 percent in 2007. Asian-Americans, NU’s largest minority group represented, made up more than 13 percent of the total faculty, but they are still underrepresented in certain subjects, making up only 1.9 percent of faculty in the humanities. As in previous years, numbers of Native-American faculty members were too small to be compared. The report, from NU’s Faculty Diversity Committee, is based on personnel data forms asking new professors to list their gender and race or ethnicity. Provost Daniel Linzer, who chairs the committee and whose office oversees faculty hiring, said it will take years for minority representation to reach the levels NU would like to see. Until 20 years ago, the vast majority of faculty hired were white males, and the tenure system allows those professors to keep their jobs indefinitely. NU has seen a steady increase in the diversity of its most recently hired faculty. In 2008, 9.1 percent of the tenure-eligible faculty were members of underrepresented minority groups, which include African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. The same groups comprised only 4.4 percent of tenure-eligible faculty in 2001.

University President Morton O. Schapiro stressed the importance of search committees reaching out to members of minority groups rather than looking to colleagues with similar backgrounds. “Business as usual is a tough way to diversify a faculty,� he said. “If you hire people working in your fields who went to the schools you went to, it’s hard to have a really sizable change in the diversity (of the University).� Linzer said the University doesn’t hire by affirmative action, but a policy enacted in 1998 ensures female and minority applicants are given sufficient attention in searches. “We hire the highest quality applicants,� Linzer said. “We seek to identify candidate pools in faculty searches that include diverse candidates, and, in those pools, hope that the top candidates who emerge provide additional diversity.� That process often begins when minority students begin thinking about getting a graduate degree. Crystal Sanders, who is getting her Ph.D. in history at NU and joined the Faculty Diversity Committee last year, is a graduate of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, which assists minority students who wish to attend graduate school. She said it isn’t a matter of getting more minority students into Ph.D. programs but of hiring them as faculty members. “There are plenty of students of color throughout the country who plan to get Ph.D.s,� she said. “The question is how to recruit them to your campus.� The difficulty, Linzer said, is top universities

Schapiro’s collegiate faculty hiring breakdown March/April Departments make appeal for new hires


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compete for diverse faculty, often “stealing� qualified professors from other institutions. NU hired eight black professors in 2008, but the same number of black professors left for other institutions that year. While other professors immersed in faculty diversity declined to be interviewed, many students said they think diversity among faculty should be a priority of the University administration. Medill sophomore Dallas Wright said he has been disappointed in the lack of action taken to diversify NU. “When you have teachers from all the same background, you aren’t really getting the kind of education you expect for paying $50,000 a year,� the For Members Only historian said.t “This is supposed to be a world-class institution, but we aren’t really drawing from people from different parts of the world.�

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What is NU’s Faculty Diversity Committee? n Founded: in 2000 by then-Provost Lawrence Dumas n Its goal: to increase the number of women and underrepresented minority groups on NU’s faculty n Members: administrators, professors, undergraduate and graduate students representing each of NU’s schools n Results: the committee has submitted a report to the community each year with updated data on the diversity of NU’s faculty Source: NU’s Faculty Diversity Committee Report, 2008

College feminists speaker warns against ‘scare tactics’ From women, page 1 surrounding the terms “virgin� and “slut,� as Valenti posed them, are as prevalent on NU’s campus, but added the event was intended to address national feminist issues. McCormick freshman Matt Dalzell attended the event to accompany a friend, but said he had little interest in the subject matter.

“Feminism is not really my thing,� said Dalzell, who identified himself as a conservative. “It’s almost like there’s no such thing as conservative feminism, or a middle ground.� He added that, as with any political issue, the people with the most extreme viewpoints are usually the most vocal. “Personally, I’m not completely comfortable with the promotion of the hook-up culture,� said

Dalzell, who said he doesn’t agree with the idea of casual sex. Feminist activism is most successful when it involves a collaborative effort, Valenti said. She recalled an incident when a group of her blog readers successfully removed a T-shirt for sale on a Web site. The shirt read, “No Means No Unless I’m Drunk.� It was replaced within two hours, Valenti said, by a new one that read, “Lit-

tle Miss Bitch,� dedicated to “friends at� Valenti laughed it off, and considered it par for the course as long as the site had removed the other shirt. “If we tell the truth about (feminism), if we’re funny about it, people will embrace it,� Valenti said.

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Cats beat top MAC foe, give McKeown 1st road win By Sarah Kuta the daily northwestern

Though it was an unseasonably warm 60 degree November day, Northwestern had only one forecast in mind: a season-opening win. T he W i l d c a t s ’ “B l i z z a r d � d e f e n s e seemed a touch out of place in Toledo, Ohio, but they toppled the Rockets 73-64 for the first road win of second-year coach Joe Women’s Basketball McKeown’s tenure. Jun ior center A my Ja e schke scored a ga me h ig h 2 7 p oi nt s , w it h sophomore for ward Br it t a ny Orba n a nd freshman forward KenNU dall Hackney each adding 13 points. T he Rocket s, who were predicted to finish Toledo first in the Mid-American Conferene West, led the Cats in the first four minutes to a 7-6 advantage. A pair of shots from Jaeschke opened up a 7-0 run for NU to take a 15-7 lead. Jaeschke added eight rebounds, four blocked shots and four steals on the night. The 6-foot-5 center was also at least three inches taller than every player on Toledo. “She understood she had a size advan-



tage and that she had to use that,� McKeown said. “She played with a lot of poise.� Toledo rallied to make the score 15-11 with just under 11 minutes left in the half, but the Cats extended their lead after a 3-pointer from Hackney and a layup from junior guard Beth Marshall. McKeown’s Blizzard defense took over as the Cats held the Rockets scoreless for the next five minutes to claim a 28-13 advantage. Jaeschke said the Blizzard, which is a combination of zone and man-to-man, made it difficult for the Rockets to get in a rhythm. Toledo finished with 18 turnovers. “They had some shooters, but the Blizzard defense really helped get out on the shooters easier and quicker,� Hackney said. “It was definitely very effective.� The Cats also benefitted from their consistency at the charity stripe and their ability to convert points off turnovers. NU finished with a 27-4 advantage at the free throw line and a 23-14 edge in points off turnovers. NU opened the second half with six straight points, but Toledo retaliated with a pair of treys. With 10 minutes left, the Cats extended their lead to 21. The Rockets rallied with a 15-4 run to cut NU’s lead to six, making it a tense game down the stretch. But a pair of free throws from both Orban and Hackney put NU back ahead by double digits. In the last three minutes, NU went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free t hrow line, f inishing 81.8 percent (27-

of-33) on the night. “I f we c a n do t hat a ll year, t hat makes us really hard to play aga inst at t he end of t he ga me ,� McK e ow n sa id. “ T he good thing is that it came f rom a l l dif ferent people.� Hackney said she t houg ht t he f lawless free throw performance at the e nd o f t he g a me was an indicator of the team’s character — one that isn’t going to back down. “We were going to stick it out and we didn’t give up,� HackDaily file photo by Robbie Levin ney said. “We persevered through the end Junior center Amy Jaeschke scored a game-high 27 points in NU’s win over and that really em- Toledo on Friday. She also had eight rebounds, four blocks and four steals. phasized how we’re “It was really exhilarating to be out planning on playing the rest of the season.� Hackney f inished her college debut there playing with the team finally,� Hack5-of-9 from the field with five boards and ney said. “I’m really glad we pulled out a two steals. After months of practice with win because that was a great way to start her new team, Hackney was finally able to the season.� don her purple jersey and help the Cats start the season with a victory.

Nash not likely to miss games with breathing issues From INJURIES, page 1 ing recurring breathing problems and was sidelined for almost all of Monday’s practice. “My breathing was a little bit heavier than usual, so the trainer told me to stay out of most of the things just to let it calm back down,� Nash said.

He has worn a heart monitor the past two-and-a-half weeks, even during games, so the doctors can track it. Occasionally the monitor causes discomfort, and Nash said he has to readjust it during stoppages. It doesn’t appear to be too serious right now, and junior guard Michael Thompson said he expects “Jeremy will be back for (Wednesday’s) game, definitely.� In the

meantime, NU is left without any of its three scholarship seniors on the floor. “It’s all scary, like with Jeff going down in the game,� Nash said. “It’s really taken a toll. But I think the guys are handling it well, going out and practicing hard, not shying away from going to the basket.� Ryan collapsed on the court, holding his left knee, with 1:35 remaining in the first

half against the Huskies. Nash said he has previously experienced these breathing issues “in spurts,� and his heartbeat sometimes accelerates too quickly after running drills that involve constant starting and stopping. He hoped to return to normal practice Tuesday.

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Former ‘dilettante’ stepping up as leader Fast pace From Sidebar, page 8 two of his seven 3-point attempts, he constantly slashed to the basket, drawing fouls in the process. He scored 10 of his 20 points from the free throw line, and was a major reason why the Cats got into the bonus early and shot 48 free throws. “If you work at something, usually you get pretty good at it,” Carmody said of Nash’s offense. “He’s aggressive and he has to do that because he is a senior and he’s got to show these

guys (how it’s done).” Nash played 37 minutes, compiling four rebounds, three assists, four steals and a crowdenergizing block to go with his 20 points. Carmody said he thought about starting Nash last season and “probably should have done it last year if tonight is any indication.” Coming into the game, Carmody debated between starting Nash or junior Ivan Peljusic. After the way Nash played on both sides of the ball, he would seem to have earned

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man-to-man to a 3-2 zone when Kowal got in foul trouble, which helped take away the perimeter but opened up the post. “We changed just to protect guys, particularly in the second half,” Huskies coach Ricardo Patton said. “We just thought we had to zone up to keep guys on the floor.” The Cats displayed their physicality on the glass, outrebounding the Huskies 38-33. NU also threw down three dunks, including an alley-oop from senior Jeff Ryan to junior Mike Capocci. The other dunks were the product of fastbreaks created by Northern Illinois’ mistakes. It turned the ball over 17 times, including four on steals by Nash, and the Cats thrived with the quicker pace. “In our scrimmages, all we’ve been doing is pushing each other, pushing the ball, trying to take all the options that we’ve got instead of just slowing it down every time,” Nash said. “Hopefully you’ll see a lot more of it to come.” Thirteen different players saw the floor for the Cats, with seven of them playing more than 10 minutes. Sophomore forward John Shurna scored all of his 11 points after intermission, having rode the bench with two fouls for most of the first half. Though he struggled from beyond the arc, Thompson managed to score in double figures, tallying 12 points and committing no turnovers. NU’s next game is Wednesday at home against No. 10 Butler. Getting to play a talented opponent like Northern Illinois to begin the year helped NU tune up before facing a top-ranked team. “I’m actually glad we did play a team like that,” Thompson said. “They’re a pretty good team, they have a pretty good coach, so that’s going to help us get us prepared for Butler.”

Butler game indicator of NCAA hopes From Forman, page 8 know exactly how the division stacks up, but it was a good MAC team. It was a good coach. I didn’t want to play that game.” Regardless, NU showed up. Mike Capocci threw down an emphatic dunk, Jeremy Nash scored a career-high 20 points and Luka Mirkovic provided a spark off the bench. And the team’s most important cogs outside of Coble — Michael Thompson and John Shurna — didn’t have to shoulder the scoring load. Even without the senior star, NU had no shortage of confidence. The Cats’ offense rarely ran the shot clock down to single digits, taking advantage of mismatches and shooting when open. And after Friday’s win, the team should be riding even higher. The combined effect of increased confidence and non-regular scorers provides an outline for how the season should go. There’s no Craig Moore to shoot a long trey when the offense breaks down. There’s no Coble to hit an off-balance shot and silence the crowd. Every player must have a certain role within the offense. A season ago, the Cats posted a 17-win season, thanks in large part to a 9-2 nonconference regular season schedule, the best mark yet during Carmody’s tenure. As Schapiro said, with a 13-game non-Big Ten calendar this year, they’ll have to post at least 11 wins in that stretch. Friday was a good start, but Wednesday’s game against Butler will go a long way in defining the 2009-10 squad. Schapiro and his family have high expectations. In a few months, they’ve become big NU fans. His son answered the game’s trivia question about where Carmody went to college: Lewis. If Schapiro has anything to do with it, he’ll get to sing the fight song in March, too. Sports Editor Matt Forman is a Medill junior. He can be reached at


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chael Thompson said. “Kyle Rowley and Mirkovic did a great job on the inside.” The arc of the second half was similar to that of the first. The Huskies cut the deficit to 42-34 early, but Kowal picked up his fourth foul with 15:45 left and had to take another break. That effectively ended Northern Illinois’ comeback bid, as NU put the game away with a 10-1 run in less than three minutes. Neither team had much success from 3-point range, combining to make 7-of-39 from long range. The Cats’ aggressive 1-3-1 zone caused problems for the Huskies, and they took advantage of their length to contest almost every shot. “It stopped some of their drives,” Carmody said. “It slowed them down and they were a little more hesitant. For a stretch there, it just seemed like they got the ball and just put their head down and beat us. We had to do something about that.” Meanwhile, Northern Illinois switched from

n Friday afternoon, University President Morton O. Schapiro told THE DAILY he knew the importance of the nonconference season. With or without senior star forward Kevin Coble, Schapiro stressed the importance of the early going. “If we don’t have a really good non-Big Ten record, it’s really difficult (to make the NCAA Tournament),” he said. “How many losses can we afford outside of the Big Ten, two? One, probably. If we only lose one, then we’re really well positioned. If we lose two, we’re OK. If we lose three or more, unless we have another miracle, it’s tough.” Just more than eight hours later, an excited Schapiro was singing Northwestern’s fight song at WelshRyan Arena after a season-opening 77-55 win over Northern Illinois. With aspirations of making the first March Madness appearance in school history, NU put one slash in the win category. And every victory counts. See, the general rule of thumb for earning a berth into the field of 65 is as follows: Win your conference tournament and you’re in. Otherwise, win 20 games and finish in the top half of your conference to earn an at-large bid. The Cats have 13 nonconference games, many of which are “gimme” wins — Tennessee State, Liberty, North Carolina A&T, North Florida, Central Connecticut State, Texas-Pan American and Chicago State. Two of them are against Big Six conference opponents, though the teams are supposed to have down years — Stanford and North Carolina State. And two are against top-flight opponents — No. 10 Butler and Notre Dame, who is receiving votes in the AP poll. But Northern Illinois didn’t fit into any of those categories. The Huskies are the classic mid-major danger: an athletic squad who is expected to finish at the top of the MidAmerican Conference West. That résumé worried coach Bill Carmody last week as his team prepared for its first contest. “It was a really good first game,” the 10th-year coach said. “I don’t

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Left: Senior guard Jeremy Nash scored a career-high 20 points against Northern Illinois, hitting 2-of-7 shots from 3-point range and making 10-of-12 free throws. Right: Sophomore center Luka Mirkovic scored 15 points, going 4-for-6 from the field and 7-for-10 from the free throw line. He also had five rebounds.

NU dominates inside, earns W to start season By DANNY DALY THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN

Even the absence of leading scorer Kevin Coble couldn’t stop Northwestern from starting the new season off on the right foot. Senior guard Jeremy Nash scored 20 points, sophomore center Luka Mirkovic added 12 down low and MEN’S BASKETBALL NU came away with a decisive 77-55 home victory over Northern Illinois. “It was a really good first game,” coach Bill Carmody said. “That’s a solid (MidNU American Conference) team, and I hope it gives our guys some confidence.” The Wildcats fell behind early, trailing 16-11 after eightNorthern a nd- a-ha l f m i nute s ha d Illinois elapsed. But a 15-1 stretch put



them ahead for good, and they extended their lead to 14 points by halftime. A major factor in NU’s surge was its ability to get the ball inside. It helped that Northern Illinois center Sean Kowal picked up two fouls in the first four minutes, forcing him to the bench. “It really did hurt them that he was out of there, because we got that lead in the last eight minutes (of the first half),” Carmody said. When Kowal was in, he was effective, finishing with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and four rebounds. But he played only 18 minutes because he picked up those early fouls. Layups and free throws accounted for 12 straight points late in the first half, and the Cats finished the game with 48 attempts from the foul line — their most during Carmody’s 10-year tenure and 17 more than they had in any game last season. NU made 34 of those shots and was in the bonus for more than 24 minutes, including at least 10 in each half. “We saw a lot of openings on the inside, that’s how we got them in foul trouble,” junior guard Mi-

Nash notches career-high 20 points in first start since ’08 By BRIAN CHAPPATTA THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN

Without senior forward Kevin Coble, people were left wondering where Northwestern would get its points. Jeremy Nash answered the call, stepping up in a big way. The senior guard had a previous career high of 12 points in Feb. 2008, but SIDEBAR eclipsed that total with a 20point outburst in the Wildcats’ 77-55 win. His career day in the scoring column was bolTuesday, November 17, 2009

stered by his starting role in the absence of Coble. He hadn’t started since a 2008 Big Ten tournament game against Minnesota, which Nash and coach Bill Carmody couldn’t remember. “It was a first since, I don’t know how long, but whatever coach needs me to do and the team needs me to do,” Nash said. “If it’s starting or if it’s coming off the bench, I don’t mind, as long as we get the W in the end.” Nash came off the bench and provided an energy boost last season, often heading the 1-3-1 zone. Despite not starting, he finished 13th in the Big Ten in steals per game.

“He sort of had a breakout year last year,” Carmody said. “He was a little bit of a dilettante for his first couple years. He dabbled in it. Last year, he started playing a little harder, and this spring and summer he worked on his game.” For those unfamiliar with the word “dilettante,” it means a person who does something for amusement, especially in a superficial way. Nash’s perspective on his performance during his first two years was different. He said he was always serious; it was just a matter of him finding his place on the team as a young player. “Getting injured with my groin and then

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my back, it took a toll on me,” Nash said. “I wanted to do more, but at the same time I didn’t know what my role was. I just thought last year to come out with energy.” If Nash knew what his responsibilities were heading into this season, they changed when Coble went down. Nash said the coaches were telling him he had to be more aggressive and assert himself on offense. He took those words to heart, as his determination was palpable. Though only connecting on See SIDEBAR, page 7

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