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π University President Morton O. Schapiro received a grand welcoming this weekend, with symposia, concerts and a formal inauguration ceremony By Emily Glazer and Matt Spector the daily northwestern
As former University President Henry Bienen placed the clanking and shining chain of office over University President Morton O. Schapiro’s neck, Northwestern’s presidency was officially transferred. “I’ll wear this to breakfast, lunch, football games — this is mine!” Schapiro said, smiling. Along with Schapiro’s family, friends and colleagues, NU administrators, staff, professors,
alumni and students welcomed NU’s 16th president in regal fashion Friday afternoon. The inauguration ceremony, held in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion due to inclement weather, was filled with the requisite pomp, circumstance and grandeur heralding a “new chapter in Northwestern’s history,” said William A. Osborn, chairman of NU’s Board of Trustees. “This is so much fun,” Schapiro said before beginning his speech. “I highly recommend it.” Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman addressed thousands as
the symposium on higher education
the guest speaker for his friend, Schapiro. Friedman discussed t hree global trends in the Great Recession: economic, environmental and education. He said the world was growing in an “unsustainable way” and in 2008, “market and mother nature hit a wall.” Friedman emphasized the connection between the health of the environment and the economy, comparing Citibank, Iceland ’s banks and the ice banks’ mutual meltdowns in the same year of Bear Stearns and polar bears’ mutual near-extinction. He referred to two acronyms all too common in society: IBG and YBG – “I’ll be gone or you’ll be
By Emilia Barrosse Contributing Writer
A relaxed group of economists and academics sat in front of a crowd of more than 200 people in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Friday and discussed the role and effects of the economy on higher education. Kicking off the inaugural celebration, the 90-minute symposium was moderated by University President Morton O. Schapiro . “It’s important to make a distinction between what is going on in economics departments and what is going on in economics,” said William G. Bowen, president emeritus of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a
See inauguration, page 7
symposium panelist. “There are more and more economists working on applied problems — such as higher education — who are not in economics departments, and this is an interesting proliferation.” Along with Bowen, panelists included Catharine Bond Hill , president and professor of economics at Vassar College; Michael McPherson, president of the Spencer Foundation; and Burton Weisbrod, NU’s John Evans Professor of economics and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. “I have assembled a dream team,” Schapiro said at the outset of the See symposium, page 10
Marathon runners brave cold weather for good cause By ali elkin the daily northwestern
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On Sunday, an estimated 45,000 runners competed in the Chicago Marathon. The winning time clocked in at just over two hours.
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As the runners warmed to the morning’s frigid weather, they began quickly shedding their outer layers — as Sunday’s Chicago Marathon got underway, various articles of clothing could be seen sailing through the air. Before the race, McCormick sophomore Alvin Tan, of Singapore, said the stray clothing was somewhat difficult for him to reckon with. “It’s sort of hard for me because littering is illegal in Singapore,” Tan said. “But I found out all the clothes go to charity.” Despite the cold, an estimated 45,000 runners braved the marathon
Sunday, and more than 1.2 million spectators cheered them on. Sammy Wanjiru, of Kenya, was the first male finisher, with a record-breaking time of two hours, five minutes, 41 seconds, shaving one second off the previous record and achieving the fastest time of any American marathon. The first female finisher was Liliya Shobukhova, of Russia, with a time of two hours, 25 minutes, 5 seconds. Though most runners were clad in the customary spandex and sweats, several completed the marathon in elaborate costumes, including a Minnie Mouse dress, a neon green faceencasing unitard and a banana suit. This was Tan’s first ever marathon, but he said he was pleasantly sur-
Check out a slideshow of the inauguration events including John Legend’s concert, Thomas Friedman’s speech and Saturday’s football game.
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prised by his time. He said he expected to finish after about five and a half hours, but ended up running the race in four hours and 54 minutes. Still, the weather was one of the biggest challenges Tan said he faced. “I’m used to 32 degrees Celsius, not 32 degrees Fahrenheit,” Tan said before the race, walking toward the runner check-in area. “The Kenyans and I will be freezing.” He said he began running seriously while performing his required two years military service before coming to Northwestern. During the summer he trained locally by running through Wilmette, Kenilworth and Winnetka, See Marathon, page 9
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Legend performs in Welsh-Ryan By Rebecca Olles the daily northwestern
Screams erupted and f lashing camera lights popped from every corner of WelshRyan Arena on Friday night, not for the Northwestern basketball team, but for famed R&B artist John Legend. As part of inauguration week, the six-time Grammy Award winner performed for a crowd of about 4,000 members from the NU community. The concert, planned by A&O Productions, was the first to be held in the arena since Kanye West’s performance five years ago. Vaug hn A nt hony, L egend ’s younger brother, opened the show with four songs. His music, similar to his brother’s, included songs like “She Loves Me Not” and “Future.” The crowd rose to their feet and stood on chairs when Legend appeared in the midJohnLegend dle of crowd, singing Check out the Bob Marley’s “Reextras from Friday's demption Song.” show online at When he took the www.dailynorthstage for his second western.com song, “Used to Love U,” Legend spoke to t he crowd, telling them to put their hands in the air and sing along. “It’s good to be here for the first time,” Legend said to the audience. “It’s good to be back in the Chicago area. It’s good to see you tonight — I’m glad to know we’ve got some John Legend fans at Northwestern University.” During the song “Slow Dance,” Legend brought NU student Evelyn Carter out of the crowd and up on the stage to dance with him. Carter, a Weinberg senior, said she sat in the front row with the hopes of being chosen to go on stage. “My entire body was in shock and awe,” she said. “The main thing I was thinking was ‘keep moving.’ It’s my birthday on Tuesday so that was a great way to start off the weekend.” During his last song “Green Light,” Leg-
end took off his shirt and stood on the piano before le av i n g t he s t a ge t o screams and cheers. After about two minutes, Legend came back to sing an encore that included one of his most popular songs, “Ordinary People.” Attendees swayed back and forth to the music, singing with Legend with their cell phones in the air capturing moments. “I really appreciate you,” he said to the crowd before playing his final song, “Stay With You.” “I encourage you to do well in school, graduate and go on and change the world.” NU administrators approached A&O executive board members last spring to begin planning a concert as part of the inauguration festivities. By combining the University’s funding with its own, A&O was able to bring Legend to campus and hold the first concert in Welsh-Ryan arena in half a decade. A&O Chairman Adam Pumm said he was happy ray whitehouse/the daily northwestern with the number of attendees at the concert. John Legend took the stage in Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday night to “It’s the most ticket perform for a crowd of about 4,000 members of the NU sales for a student-pro- community. The concert, planned by A&O Productions, was part duced event at Northwest- of a weekend of events in honor of the inauguration of University ern since we had Bob Dy- President Morton O. Schapiro. lan in 2000,” the Weinence for long-time fans. berg senior said. “I’m re“There were some people that were really ally proud of how the show turned out. We’re really happy that (Legend) chose to wrap up into it, and there were some people who didn’t know his songs,” she said. “But they came his tour here.” Weinberg sophomore Lauren Uichanco away knowing a lot about him.” said she thought the concert was both an firstname.lastname@example.org troduction to Legend and a fulfilling experi-
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MONDAY 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Study Abroad Oktoberfest, Garrett Lawn TUESDAY 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 2009 Leopold Lecture: New York Times Best-Selling Author Andrew Bacevich, McCormick Auditorium, Norris University Center WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Journalist and author of ¡Ask a Mexican!, Gustavo Arellano
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By Amie Ninh the daily northwestern
Straight from jail cells nationwide, the struggle of prisoners was brought to the forefront of the Evanston community Sunday. The Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund, a national nonprofit organization that fulfills requests from U.S. prisoners for revolutionary reading material, garnered support from prison-reform proponents and other revolutionary thinkers at a benefit for the fund Sunday at the Boocoo Cafe, 1823 Church St. The benefit sought to raise awareness for the educational literature fund and its mission, and featured performances by local musicians and dramatic readings of actual letters from prisoners. “I do believe in the cause of giving people in prison the information that helps them understand the flaws of our system, so they can get a much clearer perspective of how a truly revolutionary thinking process can help them when they get back into society and even while they’re incarcerated,” said co-host Dave Trippel. “It’s really about getting to the underlying flaws of our system, the racism, the classicism, particularly around economic class differences.” Every week, the fund receives a steady flow of letters from prisoners nationwide, which often contain personal reflections and requests for reading materials. At the event, these letters were read by professional actors to a packed room. “We try to be open to any sort of progressive movements or causes, anything that benefits the people,” said Ted Sirota, Boocoo’s artistic director. “People seek answers of why there are 2.3 million people in prison in the United States.” The event’s organizers benefitted from contributions from local businesses, including donations from restaurants such as Dixie Kitchen and Heartland Cafe. Sirota’s own band, the Rebel Souls, performed.
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Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls plays a jazz set at a benefit concert for the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund on Sunday at the Boocoo Cafe. The benefit included actors’ readings of prisoners’ letters and poetry. “There have been fundraisers around the country, and we’re hoping to do one (in Evanston) and push a trend,” said Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund volunteer Jackie Coleman. “We wanted a good mix of people to come together and hear t hose readings of t he let ters because they’re so heartfelt and challenging and thoughtful.” The concept for the event was brought about by a dialogue between Sirota and fund representatives. The fund mainly sends prisoners complementary subscriptions to the weekly newspaper Revolution, a publication for the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, as well as other books that advocate change. “I think the world is crying out for revolution and socialism,” said Anne Magrath, a
volunteer with Chicago-based Revolution Books, which provides the literature to the fund. “Capitalism has failed. It fails to provide for human need.” Sirota said he faced some opposition, but the community response has been positive. “When you bring up the idea of revolution, people get scared,” he said. Trippel, who has lived in Evanston for more than 50 years, said the town’s diversity and liberal mindset make it a good place to bring attention to the cause. “There are a lot of church groups and gangs going into prison, and those to me are very sad answers for people in prison,” he said. “Getting to the truth of society is really something they can grab onto.” email@example.com
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quote of the day “Ah, how familiar these one-liners are. It’s comfort food for my rubbish radar.”
Jill Mahen, Monday columnist
Crazy boys: Interpreting verbal vomit
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Voices: Chicago Marathon 2009
Northwestern students participated in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, a 26.2-mile race that took them as far north as Lincoln Park and as far south as U.S. Cellular Field. Here are some of their stories:
wo years ago, I watched my brother run the Chicago Marathon in 88-degree heat. Although the temperature was excruciatingly hot, his dedication inspired me to compete this year. My roommates, Deepa Talwar and Jennifer Kahn, had signed up; I was fortunate to have a lot of support. Deepa and I would have phone conversations about our progress and we did one sixmile run together in Evanston. My parents even flew in for Marathon weekend. The day of the Marathon I was so excited. The day had perfect running conditions — in the 50s and partly sunny. Spectators were so encouraging; they rang bells, played instruments, cheered and held signs. (One sign: “Chafing is temporary, glory is forever.”) I was wearing a NU headband and people would shout, “Go Cats!” I didn’t hit a “wall” at mile 20 but after mile 17 felt soreness in my legs — I was determined to keep going. A runner named Diana helped me through the final stretch. Her encouragement — “Let’s finish strong!” — pushed me to power through. At mile 26, I started sprinting because I wanted to “finish strong.” My final time: 4:04:29. I’m definitely competing in the 2010 Chicago Marathon and hope to break the four-hour mark. I encourage anyone to participate. If one does the training, finishing a marathon is within reach — it is an experience you will treasure. — KATHERINE WARGA Weinberg senior
ands down, the Marathon is something you have to experience in your tenure at Northwestern. After training for it, I truly believe anyone can run a marathon. Consider it — or at the very least volunteer or just watch. The Marathon is a true testament to the power of the human will and it’s basically in our backyard. Running the marathon was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. From 18 weeks of training, I met amazing people, tested my pain tolerance and re-discovered my love for running after being away from the sport since high school. — DEEPA TALWAR Weinberg senior
s I stood in a crowd of 45,000 people all blowing into their hands and trying to shake off the morning cold, I thought about the hundreds of miles and hours I logged in four months of marathon training, now boiling down to the final 26.2 and (hopefully) three and a half, respectively. Then the gun went off, and my quantification gave way to absorbing the sights and sounds of the Marathon. People lined both sides of the street cheering for their loved ones, but also the general field. They doled out words of encouragement, high fives, orange slices and even beer. My running partner and I barely noticed the first few miles tick by, looking at our watches with a mixture of excitement and apprehension as we were well ahead of our intended eight-minute pace. At first, I took note of all the foreign languages flying around me, the witty signs held by spectators and even a man running in a full Grim Reaper costume. But after the halfway point, the miles seemed to be increasingly farther apart, and I retreated into my own mental focus. My fatigue and excitement built simultaneously during the final six miles through Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods. When I finally crossed the finish line and stopped running, my legs instantly turned to concrete and I waddled over to the mass of volunteers who shoved PowerBars, Gatorade and 312 beer in my face. After reuniting with friends and fellow runners, I surveyed the field of happy athletes and basked in the beautiful post-race atmosphere. — DANNY HAMBURG Weinberg senior
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letters from the archives
No respect for ‘girls’ 02/06/03 Let there be light I am most disturbed by the use (both by Kelly Roe and her correspondents) of the word “girls” to describe women. It would be great to see a change in Northwestern — and U.S. — culture in which women are accorded respect by being referred to as women, not girls. For those of you who believe this is no big deal, I challenge you to give up the term “girls” when referring to women as part of an educated person’s vocabulary. And finally, for those of you who equate “girl” with “guy” — it seems the most accurate parallel word would be “gal.” Will this change in terminology fix all of our society’s gender-based stereotypes and misogyny? Most definitely not. Still, it might be a good first step. — mark hoffman SESP assistant dean for student affairs
Chipotle’s ‘mall food’ not for Evanston 05/03/00 I am disgusted by the strong support being afforded to the recently opened Chipotle burrito bar. This arises from the fact that the now closed Burrito Bay, which served fresher, honest food, was never packed full of people. A year ago you all seemed to prefer the reek of processed tacos being served up at Taco Bell around the corner. But that doesn’t seem to be the case now that Chipotle, owned by the McDonald’s Corp., has opened to serve you fresh Mexi-fare down the street. No, it would appear Northwestern students prefer only the sweet smell of homogenization and the squeaky-clean streets, restaurants and people that come with it. Well, if you want to live in a mall, then eat at the mall; but why not do that in Skokie?
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Correct us if we’re wrong, but we were under the impression that Norris is the student center. We thought that a student center means a center for the students, but apparently this is not the case here at NU. A few weeks ago, we — along with many other students — were sitting in the Gathering Place studying (because that’s what we students do). Suddenly, at 8 p.m., Willie’s Food Court was shut down, and the new, exciting late-night menu was unveiled. So, all we’d have to eat later that evening would be jalapeno poppers or other such delightful snacks. We decided to stay anyway. Not long afterward, the background swing music was turned up so it was no longer in the background. When the entire room let out a groan of dismay, instead of turning the music back down, the lights were dimmed. So there we all were, sitting in the dark, trying to tune out the music, wondering what was going on. After this continued for 10 or 15 minutes, we realized this was not going to change, and since none of us were there to swing, and we couldn’t study anymore (it’s kind of hard to do in the dark), most of the room packed up and left. This Monday night, we tried to revisit the Gathering Place to study, but once again did not succeed. Again, the entire room was studying when the late-night menu was brought out. This time they turned up the classical music and turned the lights almost entirely off. To add to the ambiance, they adorned each table with a candle. People cleared out of the room faster than they do for a fire. What is the point of all this? It seems that all students want is a place to sit, talk and study with some light. Is this really so much to ask? We’re not asking for a swing club or romantic atmosphere. All we want is some light. — jessica stern Weinberg ’97 — radha inampudi Weinberg ’97
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anna come over to watch a movie?” “It’s not you, it’s me.” “But I still want to be
friends.” As Sarah Marshall once said, “Bull-, Bull-, bull-.” Let’s read between the lines, shall we? “Wanna come watch a movie?” Translation: It’s 10:30 Tuesday night and I didn’t get any this weekend. Wanna be my reliever? “It’s not you, it’s me.” Translation: I don’t know what I want, but it’s definitely not you. Right now. At this moment. But maybe take a rain check? “But I still want to be friends.” Translation: Rain check for when I strike out next week at the bar. Ah, how familiar these one-liners are. It’s like comfort food for my rubbish radar. C’mon boys, get some better material! After helping my girlfriends interpret their boy-toys’ verbal vomit, I realized just how full of garbage guys actually are. I looked back on all the guys in my past and saw the transparency and emptiness in every “You’re the only girl I have ever felt this way about” and every “I just feel like I can be myself around you.” It’s like how one reader felt about my last column: “This makes me want to puke everywhere.” It seems guys have an endless supply of bull to be used when needed. Take an acquaintance of mine who called me in hysterics because of the baloney her ex was trying to feed her. “I don’t think we should be dating anymore,” he said. “But I still want hang out with you.” Smart girl that she is, she said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Unsatisfied with this response, he then showed up at her house unannounced, demanding to see her; called her from his friend’s phone when she blocked his number; and harassed her friends for information (kind of like the crazygirl stuff, I know). Eventually she conceded to unblock his number to talk things over. Lo and behold, he managed to persuade her she was the only girl for him and he made a mistake. They happily got back together. Talk about a master of verbal manipulation. Three weeks later, she caught him cheating. This is an exemplary instance of a guy who was able to strategically interject bull to cover up his inability to decide the age-old question: consistency or diversity? “It’s all about sex, baaaby,” said one male Northwestern alum. “We all know what we want. It just comes down to that basic human instinct. But we are unsure about how we want to fulfill it. Do we want to get close with one girl and ‘explore’ things with her? Or get with a different girl every night and exploit every loophole we can, to get it?” So guys, you can use whatever means you want to get some cake. But once you have it, make sure you like the flavor before you take a bite. Medill junior Jill Mahen can be reached at email@example.com.
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Breakthrough may slow cancer cells’ migration, Olive oil linked to lower build body’s defenses A breakthrough therapeutic developed at risk of Alzheimer’s in Feinberg may help strengthen the body’s against the spread of cancer. The Feinberg School study defenses new treatment, developed by Dr. Seth According to a new study from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, there may be another reason to love extravirgin olive oil besides the fact that it pro-
Corey, director of the pediatric oncology program at NU’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, combines a breast cancer drug, doxorubicin, with a leukemia
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E-mail users show same behavioral pattern as Einstein, Darwin, Freud A new human behavior study at NU has drawn an eye-opening comparison between the patterns of correspondence of those who wrote letters long ago and today’s e-mail users. Like many who sift through inboxes and send e-mails one after the other in one sitting, influential people of previous generations — including Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Ernest Hemingway — did the same, only with pen and paper. This behavioral pattern, assessed by a mathematical model developed by a team of scientists at NU, is observed to be more prevalent than prioritizing letters and sending the most important ones off first.
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Friday’s inaugural festivities began with a pair of symposia held at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion. The first, moderat panel on the economics of higher education, the focus of much of Schapiro’s research. The second, on energy and sustain Times columnist Thomas Friedman and ISEN Co-director Mark Ratner, among others.
Friedman talks energy, green innovation N e w Yo r k T i m e s c o l u m n i s t T homa s Friedman advocated for “speed, scope and scale” in energy innovation during a panel Friday at Northwestern. The panel was one of two academic symposia honoring the inauguration of NU’s new University President Morton O. Schapiro. Friedman took the stage in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion alongside Engineering Prof. Kimberly Gray; Co-director of the NU Initiative for Energy and Sustainability Mark Ratner; and Mark Mills, co-founder of Digital Power Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on energy technology. Despite the inclement weather, nearly 1,000 people turned out for the panel. Friedman discussed the United States’ lagging progress in green technolog y, particularly compared to China. He said the country needs mass mobilization reminiscent of the civil rights and women’s rights movements. “We need to be on the (National) Mall saying ‘carbon tax now’ — and that’s a hard sell,” he said. Friedman added that it’s difficult to galvanize a movement on the energy issue, because the worst effects of climate change won’t be felt by this generation. He spoke directly to students after commenting on their relatively low turnout, encouraging them to partake in the shaping of the country’s energy policy. “If you aren’t in the cloakroom, where the rules get written, then you aren’t anywhere,” he said. NBC News political correspondent Kelly O’Donnell, SESP ’87, moderated
the discussion. Friedman and Mills disagreed on b ot h t he need and the me a n s for a revolution in energ y techDuring the inauguration ceremony, Thomas Friedman’s speech highlighted the im nology. mental challenges in new and creative ways. The 16th and 15th presidents, clad in Mills, who co -aut hored processional. Later on in the ceremony, Bienen would pass on to Schapiro the trad the book “The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run siders “an A-list name.” Pendse challenged Friedman’s foOut of Energy,” said the solar, wind and nuclear solutions Friedman pro- cus on a carbon tax, which he said he motes will never meet the needs of a thinks will make life harder for poorer world that consumes more energy each Americans. He added that he was disheartened so few students attended year. “We have the wrong nomencla- the panel. “I was not surprised, but a little ture,” Mills said. “It’s not alternative energy, it’s additional energy. It’s not disappointed that more students didn’t arithmetically possible to fuel the come out for this,” he said. “Educationally speaking, the students who world only on alternative energy.” The crowd applauded Friedman’s came got to hear some great minds response: “(That argument) is often and great ideas.” After the panel, Friedman, who used by the oil and coal industries, to say ‘We need gas and coal,’ and then to also spoke at the inauguration cerepollute the world with bad science on mony later in the day, told The DAILY he agreed to take part in the inauguraclimate change.” Friedman had strong criticisms tion because of his close friendship for Congress and the Obama admin- with Schapiro. “I don’t just do this for anyone,” he istration, who he said should set a fixed price for carbon to drive the said, addressing his friend as “Morty.” Schapiro said he was pleased with market toward cheaper alternatives. “This is a unique leadership chal- both panels, and expressed pride in lenge, and it’s one that we have failed the expertise of the speakers and the so far,” he said. “My motto has always number of NU faculty who particibeen ‘change your leaders, not your pated. “We could have had 100 more NU light bulbs.’” Weinberg senior Samir Pendse, a faculty speak who are experts in their The Friday night in student in Schapiro’s Economics of fields,” he said. dents, faculty and c Higher Education seminar, said he firstname.lastname@example.org wanted to hear Friedman, who he conHawks, Schapiro wa
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Schapiro looks to future opportunities From inauguration, page 1 gone,” he said. “It is not only our financial system that needs a reboot and an upgrade, but also our education system.” Friedman emphasized “inventing new jobs for the 21st-century workplace.” And more of them supported by “the right education.”
Using Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive officer, as an example, Friedman emphasized lateral thinking in tackling the world’s challenges and inventing new ways of approaching them. He drew a parallel between Jobs’ willingness to break the mold and study across disciplines and Leonardo da Vinci’s application of his wealth of knowledge, urging the audience
mportance of higher education in providing the tools to tackle today’s economic and environn traditional bright purple Northwestern gowns, walk down the center aisle at the close of the ditional chain of office, made by Tiffany and Co. in 1939.
to use these lateral thinkers as role models. Similar to an ideal liberal arts education, each specialty Da Vinci had “nourished” the other. “Vanilla just doesn’t cut it anymore,” Friedman said. “It’s all about what chocolate sauce, whipped cream or cherry you can put on top.” And while Schapiro said his first few weeks at NU have involved a lot of listening rather than talking, in his speech he presented ideas based on his knowledge of higher education that could be applied to NU. He discussed diversity — making NU an inclusive campus — but acknowledged that it doesn’t happen overnight. “People don’t want to be tolerated,” he said. “They want to be full members of a community.” In his speech, Schapiro touched a personal note, thanking his thesis advisor, co-author, mentor and family, all of whom were in attendance. Former Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick Ryan, former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton and representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities were in attendance. Schapiro went on to emphasize sustainability, drawing on his experiences living in the United States and traveling to Asia and Africa. Throughout his speech, Schapiro was enthused by his own words, gesturing and pointing his finger in the air to punctuate his points. “ We c a n appl aud…wh at m a ke s u s proud,” he sa id. “But we must never, never be complacent.” email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
nauguration concert, featuring headliner John Legend and his brother, Vaughn Anthony, as the opening act, drew 4,000 stucommunity members to Welsh-Ryan Arena. At the start of Saturday’s home football game against the Miami (OH) Redas named the Wildcats’ honorary captain.
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Green initiative reaches out to national groups By Vasiliki Mitrakos contributing writer
With schools around the country making an effort to ‘green’ their campuses, sustainability-oriented student groups and initiatives are becoming all the more difficult to distinguish. Yet the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, established by former University President Henry Bienen, is managing to make its mark on a campus that already boasts several green groups. Bienen established ISEN in October 2008 in an effort to promote new research in energy sustainability, support interdisciplinary educational programs and encourage outreach activities in Evanston and Chicago. ISEN has collaborated with NU to provide seven core courses about environmental awareness. Three of the seven courses are open to undergraduate students without prerequisites, and the other four are offered to all graduate students. “We are taking faculty from across campus and providing students an opportunity to see a topic from multiple perspectives, so they are getting a broad-based viewpoint,” said Bridget Calendo, ISEN’s director of operations and
outreach. “The courses are designed to excite students about these topics.” More than 75 students enrolled in the first ISEN course offered last spring. ISEN works with several student groups and helps organize eco-friendly events on campus, including contributing to this year’s One Book One Northwestern. ISEN is also working with Students for Ecological and Environmental Development to co-sponsor a speaking event featuring a voice from the environmental movement, said Emmaline Pohnl, co-chair of the speaker program. “Our two groups, though very different in their make-up and operation, have essentially the same goals: to strengthen and contribute to the environmental movement on and off campus,” the SESP junior said. “Together, I think our two groups could accomplish a lot here at Northwestern.” Graduate students from various degree programs are also involved in ISEN as “cluster fellows.” These students take courses in energy sustainability, help promote awareness on campus and are teacher’s assistants in undergraduate courses focused on the environment. “NU already has a focus on science and en-
gineering, but ISEN uses the current resources to foster a new direction towards research and to help its students,” said Vennesa Williams, an ISEN cluster fellow. “It’s not just an office that sends information through e-mail. They help foster student groups and different initiatives to bring in students and spread the condensation of information across campus.” In just more than a year, ISEN has established relationships with local and national eco-friendly organizations, such as Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. Together with ISEN, Argonne is researching sustainable energy sources and promoting the responsible use of natural resources through solar energy, adaptive materials and catalytic reactions, among other topics. The Deloitte consulting firm is also interested in working with ISEN, Calendo said. “Another encouraging sign is that many Midwest companies, educational centers and nonprofit organizations have approached us to cosponsor and lead outreach events to help educate the public about these issues,” Calendo said. ISEN also organizes educational events in Evanston and Chicago. “We are building relationships with both
Chicago and Evanston communities, both have a vested interest in environmental sustainability, and we are looking for partnerships,” Calendo said. “I see us as a hub for information about sustainability.” ISEN recently co-sponsored the Evanston Green Living Festival with the city of Evanston and the Evanston Environmental Association. ISEN is also co-sponsoring the upcoming conference, “The ‘Greening’ of Transportation,” which will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Northwestern University Transportation Center, 600 Foster St. David Dunand, co-director of ISEN, described it as an “entry point that directs people to different organizations.” “ISEN’s future is bright, given the extremely high level of interest at the student level, the strong commitment of the faculty to do research and teach and the strong support from the administration,” Dunand said. “There is a very present need for those issues to be tackled.” Student groups interested in working with ISEN must apply for financial assistance by Oct. 30, and can find more information online. email@example.com
NU students compete in frigid Chicago Marathon From marathon, page 1 said he had never run the full distance of the marathon before. Tan was among several NU students on the course. Weinberg seniors Ali Melnyk and Kacey Albertine began the race together, though they split up along the way. Albertine had run the marathon in 2007, while Melnyk ran for the first time. “It was 90 degrees then and it was 30 today, but I actually ran the exact time today that I ran in 2007,” Albertine said. Melnyk said running the marathon was something she wanted to do before graduating.
“I didn’t know when after college I would have time to train,” Melnyk said. Though she had not been feeling well this week, Melnyk said seeing her family in the middle of the race, as well as the other spectators, inspired her to power through. “Seeing them smack in the middle of the race was a really good feeling,” she said. Tammy Ogaard, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., waited with her two sons for her sister, with whom she has run other marathons in the past. “When you run a marathon, it’s either that you finish one and you never want to do it again, or you want to do them all the time,” she said.
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Ogaard said she plans on running another marathon of her own soon. At the home stretch, spectators lined the road, shaking cowbells and indiscriminately shouting encouragement over the blare of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” “They showed up to encourage random strangers like me,” Tan said. “That was a really nice thing.” The connections among runners who raced on behalf of the same charities also propelled runners through the 26.2-mile stretch, they said. Tan ran on behalf of World Vision, a charity that works to provide clean water, among other services, to impoverished communities
around the world. Though he did not know any of the other World Vision runners before the race, he said he felt a “special bond” with them through their shared cause. Melnyk ran on behalf of the American Cancer Society, emphasizing how important the fight against cancer is for her. “The last two miles I was really hurting, but I wore ribbons on my back in remembrance of and in honor of people,” she said. “And thinking about those people who have struggled so much more made me keep going.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Legend remembers college, gives advice By REBECCA OLLES THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN
Six-time Grammy Award winning R&B artist John Legend met with The Daily after his concert at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday with to reminisce John Legend a b o u t h i s o w n c ol le ge ex p e r i ence and give advice to the next generation of talent.
DAILY: What were you like in college? Legend: I was more shy t han I am
now. I got there really young. I was 16, and I had just come from Springfield, Ohio which was a small town. I was younger than everybody so it took me a while to get acclimated, but I t hink music wa s t he thing that always connected me to people, and made me feel like I belonged and made me popular. So, I think a lot of artists like me are shy in a personal setting, and then their art gives them a chance to express themselves and introduce themselves to people.
DAILY: Do you enjoy playing at universi-
Legend: I love it, did you see that crowd tonight? It was great. I remember being at school and I remember the feeling of going to concerts and itâ€™s so cool to be on the other side entertaining these kidsâ€ŚI feel like I was them 10 years ago. DAILY: What was your most memorable
Legend: One was recently at Madison Square Garden , which was my first time headlining at Madison Square Garden, which is obviously a legendary venue. Iâ€™ve lived in New York for a long time and played in every venue in New York just about, and for me to finally be at the point in my career where I can headline there was pretty exciting. I was able to bring in some great guests. I brought in Kanye, Estelle, India.Arie, Buju Banton, Rick Ross ; and we had a nice celebration there.
DAILY: Northwestern students are really into sustainability, and I read you went on a tour to promote sustainability. Could you tell me about that?
Legend: Sustainable development means living responsibly and trying to make the world better for everyone, including the hundreds of millions of people who are living in extreme poverty. Particularly, Iâ€™m focusing on education and focusing on the fact that we need to provide a quality education for every child so that they have an opportunity to succeed. Right now, even in America, which has so many resources, weâ€™re failing to do that. DAILY: Northwestern has prominent vocal and performing arts programs. What advice would you give to these students? Legend: Just try to be the best you can be, first of all. Be a writer if you write, just write a lot and try to listen to the greatest writers. If youâ€™re a pianist, a vocalist, keeping working on it, trying to be better, listen to the greats and learn from them. If you have the talent and the persistence and the dedication then youâ€™re well on your way, and then you just have to meet the right people. DAILY: How have you and your brother been collaborating to push his career forward?
Legend: Weâ€™ve been writing together. Weâ€™ve written some of the songs that he performed tonight together. Obviously heâ€™s out on tour with me so that gives him the opportunity to introduce himself to people all around the world, which is great. DAILY: You sang a Beatlesâ€™ song during the concert, why did you choose to sing â€œI Want Youâ€?? Legend:Why not, I love that song. Itâ€™s one of my favorites, and we love doing it. The band loves it, and itâ€™s a nice little surprise in the show if you havenâ€™t seen it before. It just jams. DAILY: What is your favorite song to per-
Legend:I would have to say â€œOrdinary People,â€? as clichĂŠ as that sounds. Just the way the crowd reacts to the way we do it and the way they sing along just feels good. After you hit them with â€œGreen Light,â€? which feels like a good ending, you just bring it down and itâ€™s simple and itâ€™s a sing-along song so it feels good at the end of the show. email@example.com
Panelists discuss economics of higher education From SYMPOSIUM, page 1 symposium. â€œAn absolute dream team.â€? Topics ranged from the factors contributing to the panelâ€™s involvement in higher education to what they picture the field will be like in 20 years. â€œNow the notion is that higher education is not merely something that is nice to have, but that it is in fact a valuable asset, which pays off handsomely in the labor market.â€? Weisbrod said. â€œIt takes for granted that this higher education system is functioning, and it explores the consequences of that.â€?
The panel also addressed the current precarious financial state of colleges and universities. â€œIf there is a single lesson for the rich private (universities)â€Ś it is to pay more attention to liquidity than some of them did, because they found themselves in the position of having to sell off valuable assets at bargain based prices and thatâ€™s not something you want to do,â€? Weisbrod said. However, other panelists disagreed with Weisbrod on the issue of liquidity. McPherson, of the Spencer Foundation, said he thought the liquidity argument was
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students and parents of current students. â€œ(Schapiro) was an extraordinary president at Williamsâ€Ś He changed the institution in extraordinary ways,â€? said Nancy Roseman , who taught alongside Schapiro at Williams College and attended the symposium. Roseman said she had high hopes for Schapiroâ€™s NU career. â€œHe left a tremendous legacy at Williams,â€? she said. â€œAnd heâ€™ll bring incredible energy, honesty, personal integrity and enormous intelligence to Northwestern.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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No Kumbaya for Cats at practice From chappatta, page 12 Saturday’s game was a lullaby. “We’ve got to pick it up a notch,” senior quarterback Mike Kafka said. “Going through six games, we need to raise our level of play to be even better. The coaches are doing a great job.” Perhaps because of a combination of Schapiro’s inauguration and facing Randy Walker’s old team, the coaching staff stepped up its intensity in practice last week. “We weren’t all going to sit around and sing Kumbaya,” Fitz said. “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” The coaches and players are saying all the right things. The issue is they’ve been saying the same things week after week, and the same problems keep coming back to plague the Cats. “And you made your mistakes, And we both still got room left to grow,” Legend sang in “Ordinary People.” Yes, the Cats have made mistakes. I
don’t think you could find a player, coach or fan who could honestly say the team played nearly at the level it is capable in any of its first six contests. There is certainly room for improvement in all facets of the game. But that growth has to come fast. Next week starts the heart of the Big Ten season for NU. A road game against Michigan State is going to be the Cats’ toughest challenge so far this season. If they come out and play the way they did against Miami, they will get pounded in East Lansing, Mich. Legend’s “Ordinary People” lyrics list the possibilities: “Maybe we’ll live and learn, Maybe we’ll crash and burn. … Maybe we won’t survive, But maybe we’ll grow.” Whatever happens, NU can’t afford to take it slow. Deputy sports editor Brian Chappatta is a Medill junior. He can be reached at brianchappata2011@u. northwestern.edu.
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Northwestern President Morton O. Schapiro donned his purple and white Wildcats jersey.
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Though coach Pat Fitzgerald rotated offensive linemen, senior right tackle Kurt Mattes (78), sophomore right guard Doug Bartels (64) and sophomore center Ben Burkett (65) played most of the game. In total, nine different players played up front for the Wildcats. Freshman running back Arby Fields rushed 11 times for 27 yards in the win. He combined with sophomore Jacob Schmidt for 56 yards on the ground.
NU’s shuffling offensive line struggles From sidebar, page 12 “It’s the plays we were calling that aren’t working in the situations, it’s the execution of the fundamentals and technique, and/or we’ve or the wrong guy in there trying to do it.” On several short yardage situations, the Cats chose to go to the air, showing the team’s lack of confidence in the rushing attack. On fourth-and-one from the Miami 31-yard line late in the second quarter, Kafka went to the air only to have his pass tipped for the second consecutive play. Kafka did most of the carrying in the second half, when NU was looking to run the clock. He rushed for 50 yards in the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald said the game plan was to limit Simmons, who was playing for the first time since injuring his leg against Eastern Michigan. The Cats wanted to use Simmons primarily as a returner, but only had the opportunity to do so once. “He’s really, really close to 100 percent,”
Fit zgera ld sa id. “But t here were some things (that we saw) in practice that we felt like, ‘Let’s not put the whole burden on him this week.’” As easy as it is to blame the rushing attack, NU struggled to find the right combination of five offensive linemen. Nine different players saw time blocking up front for the Cats. As a result, Miami’s defense was getting into the backfield more than it usually does — the RedHawks recorded two sacks after notching only four all season. “(The shuffling) makes it hard on (the offensive line),” senior quarterback Mike Kafka said. “They’ve got to communicate a little better.” Still, Saturday was the first time NU eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground since rushing for 185 yards against Eastern Michigan. Coming into the game, the Cats
Wildcats just short of first shutout win
ranked 85th in the country and 10th in the Big Ten with an average of 121.8 ground yards per game. After rushing for 406 yards and seven touchdowns in their first two games, the Cats have rushed for 331 yards and six touchdowns in their past four contests. Of those six rushing touchdowns, Kafka has four. For Fitzgerald, the solution lies in coming together as “one heartbeat.” “Trusting the call, trusting the plan, trusting yourself and then trusting the technique,” Captain Cat said. “When we do that, we are good, we’ve proven that we can be.” robertlevin2012@u. northwestern.edu
back Zac Dysert was hit by senior safety Brad Phillips as he threw, and junior linebacker Nate Williams came up with the interception after Watt got a hand on it. Three minutes later, Kafka’s six-yard scramble put the Cats ahead 10-0. But that was the last of the scoring in the first half. Both teams blew chances in the second quarter — Demos had a 40-yard field goal attempt blocked, his first miss of the year, and NU later failed to convert a fourth-and-one at the Miami 27. The RedHawks’ poor clock management before intermission prevented them from getting any points out of their most productive possession of the game. Miami advanced 53 yards to the NU 16 in less than two minutes, but Dysert was tackled in-bounds and Miami had no timeouts to stop the clock. “That would have been a big momentum shift, it would have given them some hope,” sophomore defensive end Vince Browne said. “It was a (redshirt) freshman quarterback, and if he could have taken that one back, he would have.” Dysert ended up completing fewer than half of his passes, though he did make some plays on his feet. Discounting the sacks, he had an even 100 yards on 14 carries. Neither offense could get anything going at the beginning of the third quarter. The Cats had the ball in RedHawks’ territory on each of their first two series, but were unable to put the game away. Shortly after Peters picked off Dysert t hree plays into t he ha lf, Miami forced it s lone t ur nover of t he day. Safety Anthony Kokal intercepted Kafka when he underthrew Markshausen on a shot at the endzone. “We’ve just got to execute a little better,” said Kafka, who had 191 yards on 15-of-31 passing. “Throwing the pick is something we definitely could have done without.” With NU’s offense struggling, the defense continued to pick up the slack. Junior linebacker Quentin Davie pried the ball loose from Dysert around midfield, and Peters returned it inside the Miami 30-yard line. “I was thinking touchdown,” Peters said. “I tried to stiff-arm (Miami running back Thomas Merriweather), but he got a hold of me.” Kaf ka eventually scored on a thirddown sneak from one yard out, but a high snap on the extra point attempt kept it a two-possession game. The 16-point deficit proved too much for Miami to overcome. Dysert was intercepted for the third time early in the final quarter — Miami’s nation-leading 22nd turnover of the season. The RedHawks added a touchdown with just more than a minute remaining, but they failed on the two-point conversion and did not recover the ensuing onside kick. While the Cats were pleased to notch their fourth victory of the season, they would have liked to keep the RedHawks scoreless. “It was very disappointing,” Peters said. “A shutout would have been awesome, but we’ll take the win.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Nickel key for third-down D From notebook, page 12 ami defensive end Anthony Shoemaker. Demos responded quickly to the interception, running down Shoemaker and tackling him before any damage was done. “It was kind of funny that he threw it underhand,” senior quarterback Mike Kafka said. “I wish he would have thrown it overhand, it would have looked a little better. He was just going out and trying to make a play. It was pretty comical, I guess.”
THIRD DOWN DAMAGE In two previous starts, Dysert had rushed for 174 yards and thrown for 623. To counter the mobile Dysert and the RedHawks’ passing attack, the Cats’ defense came out in a nickel pack-
age — five defensive backs, four down linemen and two linebackers — several times, mostly on third downs. The strategy worked, and Dysert managed only 176 yards through the air and 63 on the ground. Almost one-third of Dysert’s passing yards came on Miami’s last drive. “We went nickel based on certain situations on what they do and what they showed in our film study,” Fitzgerald said. This package helped NU contain Dysert and Miami in key situations; the RedHawks converted only 4-of-16 third down situations. The Cats forced Dysert to run on four of those unsuccessful third downs and recorded a sack on two other occasions. The defense also stopped the RedHawks through the air — Dysert converted only two third downs with his arm. “We covered pretty well,” sophomore
safety Brian Peters said. “W hen the rush can get to (the quarterback) and we can cover well, it’s a deadly thing.” robertlevin2012@ u.northwestern. edu
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Senior safety Brad Phillips tackles Miami (OH) quarterback Zac Dysert before he is able to move the chains and collect a first down.
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DAILY QUOTA “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” NU coach Pat Fitzgerald, on his team’s intensity at practice
Dominant ball-hawking D tops RedHawks By Danny Daly the daily northwestern
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ohn Legend sang the chorus of his hit song “Ordinary People” on Friday night: “We’re just ordinary people, we don’t know which way to go, ‘cause we’re ordinary people, maybe we should take it slow.” He might as well have been talking about Northwestern’s football team. NU’s game against Miami (OH) was supposed to be the final act of a grand Inauguration Weekend for University President Morton O. Schapiro. The new NU president was named an honorary captain in a game the Wildcats were supposed to dominate. But like Legend’s lyrics suggest, the Cats’ running backs looked pedestrian against the RedHawks, rushing for only 58 yards when taking out Jeravin Matthews’ 16-yard scamper on a reverse. This came against a defense that headed into Evanston giving up more than 160 yards per game on the ground. Arby Fields seemed lost, often getting stopped by running into his own blocker. It certainly appeared the Cats were willing to take it slow. Foolish penalties set their offense back and kept their defense on the field. A late hit penalty on Jordan Mabin came on a third-and-long after Miami failed to convert. Brian Peters also had a personal foul call on a deep pass, giving the RedHawks 15 free yards. “I’m not pleased with the way we’re playing, but we can fix that,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “To get our fourth win, and to put ourselves in a position to make this season significant is what you’d hope to have, but we can definitely play better.” They’ll have to. Sure, the Cats got the 16-6 win, but as 23-point favorites against a 0-5 team. Even though they got the win, as Bill Simmons would say, it was a “moral defeat,” especially considering the festivities surrounding the introduction of the new university president. Schapiro stood on the sidelines the entire game, showing his support for Fitzgerald just as Fitz did at the inauguration on Thursday. Schapiro even helped the team by flipping the coin in NU’s favor. But compared to Legend’s performance, See Chappatta, page 11
For the second straight week, an opportunistic defense sparked the Wildcats to victory. This time around, it just wasn’t the usual suspects making the big plays. Even though senior defensive end Corey Wootton’s sprained ankle limited him to a few snaps and senior safety Brendan Smith left Saturday’s game early with a hand injury, Northwestern forced four takeaways and beat Miami (OH) 16-6 at Ryan Field. “It was great to find a way to get a win,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “The defense really stepped up and carried over the momentum from a week ago.” Repl a ci ng Sm it h , Football sophomore safety Brian Peters was a major factor in creating two of the turnovers. Sophomore linebacker David Arnold NU stood in for the sidelined Ben Johnson and recorded a sack in his first career start, while sophomores Kevin Watt and Miami (OH) Niko Mafuli shared a sack filling in on the defensive line. The Cats finished with eight sacks and have produced 10 turnovers in their past two games. Fitzgerald showed faith in his offense when he opted to receive after winning the coin toss, and senior quarterback Mike Kafka and company responded by putting three points on the board. A 23-yard strike to junior wide receiver Sidney Stewart put the Cats (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) in field goal range, but the drive stalled there. Junior Stefan Demos connected from 46 yards to give NU a 3-0 lead. “I wanted the ball,” Fitzgerald said. “In (the coaches’) Friday checklist meeting, I said, ‘I want the ball, and I want to put a drive together and get our offense started.’ For the most part, we did that.” A RedHawks turnover near the end of the first quarter led to the Cats’ second score. Facing fourth-and-long in NU territory, Miami (0-6, 0-2 MAC) coach Mike Haywood left his offense out on the field instead of sending out his punting unit. Redshirt freshman quarter-
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Senior cornerback Sherrick McManis (top) notched one of NU’s three interceptions. Senior quarterback Mike Kafka (bottom right) rushed 15 times for 53 yards and two scores. Sophomore safety Brian Peters (bottom left) registered one interception and one fumble recovery.
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Cats can’t get ground game going in victory By Robbie Levin the daily northwestern
Miami (OH) presented Northwestern a perfect opportunity to get its running game back on track. But on Saturday, the Wildcats’ rushing attack was still grounded. Coming into the game, Sidebar M i a m i ’s d e f e n s e w a s ranked 95th in the country against the run, allowing 172 yards per game. The Cats also had leading rusher Stephen Simmons in uniform for the first time since the Eastern
Michigan game. As it turned out, the Cats totaled 128 yards on the ground, but 53 of those yards came from quarterback Mike Kafka. NU’s longest run of the day was Jeravin Matthews’ 16-yard reverse. Other than Kafka, the Cats’ three leading rushers — freshma n A rby Fields, sophomore Jacob Schmidt and junior Stephen Simmons — combined for 59 yards. “It’s an 11-man operation,” Schmidt said. “Sometimes the hole is there, sometimes it’s not. We ran hard when the ball was in
our hands. We ran to the best of our ability, and sometimes it doesn’t go your way.” Against a Miami defense that was allowing 4.7 yards per carry, Schmidt averaged 2.9 yards per carry and Fields averaged 2.5. Kafka rushed for a team-high 53 yards, yielding a concerning trend. Only Fields has rushed for more yards than Kafka this season, but 130 yards worth of sacks have pushed Kafka’s net total to 99 yards. “It’s simple,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said. See sidebar, page 11
Wildcats enjoy sack lunch, take down Dysert eight times By Robbie Levin the daily northwestern
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Sophomore defensive end Vince Browne flexes his muscles after sacking Miami (OH) quarterback Zac Dysert. It was one of the team’s eight sacks. Monday, October 12, 2009
Northwestern’s defense came out hungry on Saturday. The Wildcats satisfied their appetite with a sack lunch that included a big helping of Dysert. After giving up 10 sacks last week to Cincinnati, Miami (OH) entered the game allowing the second most quarterback Notebook takedowns in the country, 4.2 per game. NU’s defense took advantage of the young RedHawks offensive line, sacking Miami quarterback Zac Dysert eight times — the most by a Big Ten defense all season. And the Cats managed to set that mark without senior defensive end Corey Wootton, who was sidelined for most of the game with a tweaked ankle.
“Our defensive staff just did a good job of putting together a good game plan,” sophomore defensive end Vince Browne said. “We wanted to get after (Miami quarterback Zac Dysert). We went out and executed, and good things happened.” Junior linebacker Quentin Davie led the charge, notching three sacks and forcing fumbles on two of them. Browne had arguably his best game of the year, recording one sack and eight tackles. “They had some good guys on the defensive line,” Dysert said. “They were a good defensive line, probably the best that we’ve seen so far.” Fitzgerald praised the defense’s tackling, which has been scrutinized over the past few weeks, but still noted there is room for improvement.
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“There were a few (sacks) that we missed,” he said. “It could have been a double-digit day.”
SPECIAL TEAMS SLIP UPS While the Cats’ coverage teams performed well on Saturday, there were several gaffes in the kicking game. The first was a blocked kick with 12:32 left in the second half — junior kicker Stefan Demos’ first miss of the year. The unit slipped again after NU’s second touchdown. Holder Zeke Markshausen was unable to corral a high snap, forcing Demos to pick up the ball and try to make a play. Demos ran to his right looking for an open receiver, and as he was about to step out of bounds, he threw up an underhanded lob that landed in the hands of MiSee notebook, page 11 www.dailynorthwestern.com/sports
Published on Oct 12, 2009