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Although Evanston authorities attribute this year’s reduction in reported crime to new technology and tactics, the ebb and flow of criminal activity may be responsible for the plummet in reported crime. Compared to last year, about 17 percent fewer crimes have been reported through September, according to police reports. Part of that decline is refinement in strategies, said Police Chief Richard Eddington. The department now more frequently redistributes manpower in response to emerging crime patterns than it did three years ago, Eddington said. “We deploy officers based on call loads, hot spots and those types of things,” he said. “We’re making more timely decisions.” This “has substantially contributed to the overall number decline,” he said. Eddington also pointed to the addition of two surveillance cameras in the last few years. The city now has a total of four. Technological improvements have made it easier to capture repeat offenders, he said. For example, the department now more frequently uses DNA evidence to solve burglaries in addition to sexual assault and murders.

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Vickie Johnson, Weinberg ‘09 lounges in Slivka, one of NU’s more expensive residence halls, which costs $8,483 per year for a single room.

Upscale dorms not in NU’s near future By LIZZIE RIVARD THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN

At some colleges, the equivalent of The Park Evanston, the luxurious high-rise apartment complex on Chicago Avenue, is actually an on-campus housing option.

T hough many traditionally consider cramped quarters and defunct washing machines as an integral part of the college dorm experience, some students at Northwestern and other campuses choose more expensive housing options. Upscale dormitories are the latest trend when it comes to undergraduate


Since early September the Associated Student Government has been at work discussing the possibility of introducing CourseRank , a program similar to Nor t hwester n’s C T EC a nd CAESAR systems, to either take the place of or work with the existing programs. Former ASG President Neal Sales-Griffin, SESP ’09 , contacted current ASG President Mike McGee about the program during the summer. Developed by students at Stanford University, CourseRank offers course descriptions and evaluations, syllabi, workload details and the ability to compare various features of up to four classes at once. “(CourseRank) would help students search through the hundreds of classes offered each quarter so they can make informed decisions and feel comfortable with the classes they’re taking,” said McGee, a Commu-

nication senior. The program was created by three Stanford undergraduates in 2007 for a computer science class that required students to create a working technological product. “We considered the question, ‘What problems are not resolved?’” program co-creator Filip Kaliszan said. Faced with inefficient systems for choosing classes, the group decided to create a selfsustainable program that would streamline the process. For instance, all users are required to comment on three classes when they log in. Muhammad Safdari, ASG academic director, said CourseRank offers students more features than the existing systems. “CourseRank is like CTEC meets ‘Rate My Professor,’” the Weinberg senior said. “It has more opportunities to mold toward students' needs.” Stanford , the University of See COURSERANK, page 9


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Deepak Chopra, the doctor and inspirational speaker, co-taught a course at the Allen Center on Monday along with a Kellogg professor.

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At Deepak Chopra’s two-day Kellogg executive course, participants were equipped with pads, pencils, highlighters and eight-packs of Crayolas. The crayons were for making “mind maps,” abstract webs of thoughts and ideas connected to specific words, including “fun,” “success,” “leadership” and “opportunities.” Chopra, a physician who has become famous for his teachings on connections between mind, body and environment, said all of his undertakings begin with a mind map. The course, called “The Soul of Leadership,” has been taught twice a year through the Kellogg School of Management since 2003. This year, 16 participants from public, private and federal organizations participated in the seminar, which carried the message that success comes from improving the world. Chopra’s course focused on the qualities that got successful leaders where they are today. He told the participants to focus on teambuilding, to “put the right people on the bus, in the right seat.” He warned against seeking

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Man steals three rum bottles from store A man stole three bottles of alcohol from an Evanston grocery store Friday night, police said. A security guard at Food 4 Less, 2400 W. Main St., told police he saw a black man in his mid-20s try to steal four bottles of Bacardi liquor. The guard tried to stop the man and was able to take back one bottle before the man escaped, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther. The man fled west on Main St. in a red Ford with the three bottles , valued at around $70 total. Police are still investigating.

Suspected sign thief found with marijuana A student suspected of stealing CTA signs was found in possession of cannabis Saturday morning, police said. A community service officer from Sargent Hall, 2245 Sheridan Road, told police a Northwestern student left a CTA purple line sign in the dorm lobby at 1:32 a.m. When officers went to question the student, they smelled cannabis coming from his room. The student told police he found the sign at the Noyes Street CTA station. Another CTA sign, this time from the red line, was hanging up in the room, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer. The student told police the sign belonged to his roommate, who was not present. A marijuana vaporizer and a glass container with marijuana were also in the room, McAleer said. Police seized the items and issued the student a city ordinance ticket. He and two other students in the room were referred to NU Student Affairs. A representative for the CTA told police that CTA signs are not available for purchase by the general public.



Consulting company creates health-care jobs By Adam Sege the daily northwestern

Hoping to tackle two local issues at one time, an Evanston-based consulting company announced last month it wanted to hire unemployed workers as the newest nurses in its nursing homes and other extended-stay health care facilities. The company, Extended Care Clinical LLC, promised free training for qualified applicants and a guaranteed job upon certification. Since then, more than 100 applicants have contacted the company, said Kathy Brockman, the company’s corporate executive recruiter. And reading their stories, such as the one from a family of six with two unemployed parents, can be tough, she said. “If you can walk away unscathed and not crying, you’re pretty fortunate,” she said. Sunday’s application deadline marked the end of the first phase for the program, which Extra Care Clinical is calling “Pay it Forward.” Once Brockman’s hiring committee reviews the applications, it will conduct interviews with qualified applicants. Soon after, the committee will notify successful applicants and training will begin. It’s too early to tell how many applicants will meet the committee’s criteria or exactly how long the selection process will take, but Brockman said she hopes to notify the company’s newest hires by the holiday season. “It’d be a wonderful Christmas present,” she said. Wilbur Wright College in Chicago and Everest College in Merrillville, Ind., are providing the training classes, and they’re teaming up with Extended Care Clinical to foot the bill. The program is being launched amidst high unemployment both nationally and locally. Many of the applicants are highly educated, including some with master’s degrees,

and they lost their jobs due to downsizing, Brockman said. At the Evanston workNet Center, part of the state’s unemployment office network, the number of jobless workers coming in for help remains well above typical levels, said Center Manager Al Saulys. Still, some sectors of the economy are hiring more than others, and health care is one of them, he said. “Health care is one area that there certainly is a huge demand for and will continue to remain strong,” Saulys said. Demand for nurses, in particular, is on the rise across the country, Brockman said. That’s happening for two reasons, explained Bernadette Sanner , a nursing administrative consultant for NorthLake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a facility managed by Extended Care Clinical. First, baby boomers like herself are aging, said Sanner, a former Air Force nurse during the Vietnam War. Secondly, while dramatic improvements in medical technology are improving the lives of patients across the country, they’re making nursing a more complicated job that requires more training, she said. Given that demand, the program is helping far more people than just the applicants who get jobs, said Sanner, who is working with Brockman on implementing the program. Brockman and Saulys also said they think this is the first program of its kind. And even though “her baby” is still in its infancy, Brockman said she hopes the idea will spread far beyond its Evanston roots. “I really want to set this off as a wave across the country,” she said. “I don’t want it to be a little ripple in Lake Michigan. I want it to be a tsunami.”

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Two men rob student on bicycle on Monday A Nor t hwestern student was robbed while riding his bike on Noyes Street early Monday morning, police said. The student was riding his bicycle near Sherman Avenue and Noyes Street around 2:15 a.m., when he saw a black sedan driving toward him with the headlights off, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said. The car stopped, and two black men got out and pushed t he st udent of f “Be aware his bicycle. The men of your punched and surroundings k icked t he st uand keep in dent , Guent her touch with your said. They drove taking his roommates ...” away, laptop, i Phone, MP3 player, Tom Guenther p a s s p o r t a n d EPD police commander cash. The police searched the area but did not find the men. A n e -ma i l f rom Universit y of f icia ls dubbed “emergencyinfo” was sent to students, faculty and staff alerting them of the robbery around 6:30 a.m. on Monday. NU spokesman Al Cubbage said the e-mail was part of NU’s security notification procedure. “When there is an incident on or near campus involving an NU student, we send out an e-mail,” Cubbage said. “It’s a way of alerting the community.” Guenther said students should try not to car r y elect ronics on t he st reet t hat would make them targets for robberies. “The best advice is to be aware of your surroundings and keep in touch with your roommates over your comings and goings,” he said. Police are still investigating the incident.


Science Web site seeks to fill gaps By Clara Lingle the daily northwestern

As more niche newspaper sections land on the chopping block for heralded news organizations across the country, the future of science reporting is looking grimmer by the day. A new Web site called Futurity is aiming to pick up some of the slack left behind by declining science coverage. In an effort to share news about advances in science, technolog y and research, Futurit y has teamed up with 41 international universities, including Northwestern, to function as an online aggregator of science news. Futurity editor Jenny Leonard said the Web site, which officially launched Sept. 15, is geared toward the “lay public” instead of scholars and scientists. “Our readers are people who may have read the science sections of newspapers and news magazines but find that those sections are shrinking or have completely disappeared,” she said. Participation in the project was extended to all members in the Association of American Universities, and NU signed up last March when Futurity was still in its beta period. Participating universities, each of which supports the site with an annual fee of $2,000, submit stories to the Web site about recent breakthroughs made at their campuses on topics ranging from the environment and health to society and culture. “All of the content is produced by the member universities,” Leonard said. “As editor, I review submissions, pick the most interesting stories — the ones that I think will have broad appeal — and edit them for a general audience.” Leonard called NU “a valuable contributor” to the Web site, which has so far published more than 15 NU studies. Medill Prof. Abigail Foerstner said the Web site comes at a time when science coverage is “critically important,” and when readers are seeking out information

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on issues ranging from climate change to stem-cell research. “Scientists are becoming increasingly savvy about the need to connect and to provide information about what they’re doing,” Foerstner said. “The audience is out there ­– it’s a matter of delivering the science but making it accessible.” C om mu n ic a t ion ju n ior Nandita Seshadri said she liked the accessibility of Futurity’s content and interface. A cofounder of the NU chapter of The Triple Helix, a student publication for science journa lism, Seshadr i sa id she would likely be forwarding the site to members of the chapter “for ideas and inspiration.” “It’s about taking stuff that you usually only hear about in t he sphere of science, and showing it to people who may not be otherwise interested in science, to show … this stuff actually has bearing,” Seshadri said. Seshadri also said she believes new media like Futurity hold great potential for alleviating the burden of declining science coverage in the mainstream press. “With the Internet, you type in the Web site and you’re there — you don’t have to go out and pick up a paper or a magazine to do it,” she s­ aid. But Seshardi added that she feels the goal of media sources such as Futurity or The Triple Helix is to “supplement rather than to fill a gap.” “Web sites like ours are slightly more obscure, so it’s a little difficult to do what more widely-read papers can do — but that’s where people should be getting their

information from,” she added. For Leonard, Futurity is a valuable resource but not the future of science reporting. The Web site is only “one way universities can help fill the large gap left by the decline in science reporting,” she said. “Futurity developed in response to the shrinking coverage of research news, but Futurity was not designed to replace science reporting by journalists,” Leonard said.

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Sparks flew among the aldermen as they debated the passage of the controversial green ordinance Monday night, ultimately deciding to hold voting on the ordinance until a later date. The green ordinance, which first hit the council floor in June, requires developers to meet the silver certification standard in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is part of the U.S. Green Building Council. If developers fail to reach the standard, they would suffer a penalty. Ald. Don Wilson (4th) proposed an amendment to take out a section applying the LEED standard to existing buildings that only require small-scale renovation or interior work. “I do not want to provide a disincentive for people to engage in … improving a building or a building’s interior just because they don’t have the resources to bring it to a certain LEED standard,” Wilson said. Ald. Coleen Burrus (9th) opposed the amendment, arguing that it was driven by last-minute special interests. “What kind of faith do our residents have in us that we’re going to listen to anything they have to say when really, we look at special interests and not all the time (the people) put i n? ” Bu r r u s heatedly. “Are you the said,But A ld . A n n mayor? You’re Rainey (8th) said stepping up as the only special inshe’s defendthe mayor, terests ing are those of the right?” small business community, a group that Lionel has been ignored Jean-Baptiste from the planning Alderman (2nd) to Ald. process. In June, Rainey Coleen Burrus (8th) proposed the creation of a compromise subcommittee as a way to iron out the kinks in the ordinance. The committee included representatives from Evanston Inventure, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, and Centrum Properties. The disproportionate makeup of this committee and the lack of input from small developers is the reason why the green ordinance is in such a “mess,” Rainey said. “I have no idea what the three of them have to do with Evanston building, but unlike others, the small builders in this community are the ones who have worked through the downturn in the housing and real estate market,” she said. Ald. Lionel Jean-Baptiste (2nd) also criticized Burrus for shooting down Wilson’s suggested amendment. He said her “name-calling” stifled debate and that she overstepped her bounds as an alderman. “Are you the mayor? You’re stepping up as the mayor, right?” Jean-Baptiste said, pointedly. “I think there’s a perception of power above and beyond the one-tenth of this government, so I think you must assume that to take on the role you take on.” Earlier, in the Administration and Public Works Committee Meeting, representatives of the actuary Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company reported increases in the unfunded liabilities of both police and firefighters’ pension funds. According to data compiled between March 1 of 2008 and 2009, the company reported the costs of liabilities increased more than the pensions’ assets. The findings suggest an increase in taxes for Evanston residents. The report was met with skepticism from aldermen due to the 7.25 percent salary increase for police and firefighters, which Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company used to predict future changes in pension funding. “I don’t think that’s the reality in terms of what has been rewarded to firefighters and police so I would suggest you take a closer look at your current facts,” Jean-Baptiste told Gabriel Roeder Smith & Company Spokeswoman Amy Williams, citing a concern that the economic downturn of the past year had not been taken into account by the report. After an hour and 40 minutes of discussion, the committee voted to accept the company’s findings. “We cannot discount these numbers,” said Rainey, chairwoman of the committee. “It’s our job to come up with the money to pay it.”

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BusinessWeek recognizes two NU programs By Olivia Wainhouse the daily northwestern

Northwestern is t he only institution worldwide with two degree programs included in BusinessWeek’s recently released list of “World’s Best Design Programs.” Both the MMM program, a joint twoyear degree from the Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering, and McCormick ’s Master’s in Product Development earned spots on the unranked list, which featured 30 schools that aim to use “design for strategy.” “We believe that design offers a competitive advantage for the country,” said McCormick Dean Julio Ottino of the MMM program. “When you flip an iPod around, it says it’s made in China but it also says designed in the USA, so the new ideas associated with design offer a competitive advantage here.” The McCormick Master’s in Product Development program is a part-time program focusing on leadership and product development. While in MMM, students obtain a double degree — an MBA and a Master’s in Engineering Management — in just two years. Although the program began in 1990, it was reorganized two years ago to focus more on design aspects coupled with operations. Every year, 60 students are accepted into the program. The joint-degree program has so far been “very successful,” and students have been excited about the design component, said Don Norman, the program co-director. “It’s amazing in this short period of time BusinessWeek recognized how good we were,” Norman said. Students take a range of courses in the business-engineering-design curriculum of the program, with an emphasis on design. The program specializes in operations, design and innovation, which a ll overlap w it h i n t he bu si ne ss a nd eng i ne er i ng worlds. “Business people and engineers are really good at solving problems, but how do

World’s best design programs as selected by BusinessWeek BusinessWeek chose 30 master’s and MBA programs from around the world that “significantly integrate design thinking and business,” including two NU programs. A sampling of the schools and their programs that made the unranked list: n California College of the Arts, MBA in Design Strategy n Chiba University (Japan), Master’s in Service and Product Design n Domus Academy (Italy), Master’s in Business Design n Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China), Master’s in Design n NU Kellogg School of Management/McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, MMM dual degree n NU McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Master’s in Product Development n Stanford University, Joint Program in Design/ Hasso Plattner Institute of Design n University of Toronto Rotman School of Management (Canada), MBA Source: BusinessWeek RAY WHITEHOUSE/the daily northwestern

they know it’s the right problem?” Norman said. “What we teach is design thinking and what a designer always does is say, ‘What is the real problem I’m trying to solve?’” Ottino said students need a well-rounded education in order to “expand (their) horizons.” “Most schools of engineering in the U.S. are completely in the left brain side,” Ottino said. “What we are doing here is adding the right brain component. Design is one way that allows you to do this.” After college, students with the degree enter a variety of professions, from financial consulting to design or manufacturing



Steve Fischer works as the associate director of the MMM program, a joint two-year degree program from Kellogg and McCormick that BusinessWeek ranked among the best grad programs in the country that combine “design thinking and business.” companies. “Ever ything we do is design, and so learning how to think about the real purpose, learning how to understand the real needs of the people — that’s what’s so important,” Norman said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re working in a bank, or in a factory, or in a store … just thinking is invaluable.” Associate Director Steven Fischer said graduates “understand both sides of the equation: design and operations.” Fischer

added that alumnus Matthew S. Levatich, president of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is an example of a graduate who entered a managerial position that utilizes both areas of knowledge. “We are really a pioneer as far as major MBA programs that are also focusing on design now, so the combination of design and operations is unique,” Fischer said.

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Is it just me or is there a significant population of rude, disgruntled employees at this school who seem to think that we students never got past pre-school, much less gained acceptance into a top-tier university? Yeah, you know who you are. Of late, I’ve noticed a small but prominent number of staff workers in high-traffic offices — such as the registrar, housing and admissions, to name a few — who act as if students are doing them a disservice every time we ask a question or turn in a form. (Before you cry unfair, I’m not the only one who has made this complaint.) I know everyone has bad days. And I know Northwestern’s employees do a lot to keep students’ records and accounts in order. I’ve had jobs. I’m aware of the responsibilities involved. But I also know there’s such a thing as customer service and satisfaction. When I come to you with a question, I’m not trying to ruin your day. So I don’t appreciate it when you ruin mine with a hostile reply and an evil stare. Now I do realize there is also a significant population of friendly employees here (a majority of whom seem to be SodexhoUSA food service workers) who have nothing against a smile and a “hello.” A cheerful greeting can really brighten a student’s day after the stress of exams, all-nighters and the million other life problems we face on a daily basis. I’m sure the same goes for employees with us students. To these employees, I give much appreciation and thanks. To the rest of you out there, is it really so much to ask for a pleasant smile and a kind response? I guarantee it will make both of us feel better.

o Whom It May Concern: I recently came across your posting on CareerCat, Northwestern University’s Career Services page. I am writing to express my interest in a full-time position at McTinsley and Co. I think you’ll find my academic and professional experiences make me a superb match for your organization. Academically, I’ve spent four years learning how to profess an interest in discounting cash flows with a straight face. For instance, my experiences in econometrics have made me particularly competent at spending long periods in front of an Excel spreadsheet without compunction. Last quarter, I took a graduatelevel course on advanced accounting methods, with a specific focus on materials that I have absolutely no innate interest in. While it was a time-consuming effort to hone my ability to devote my energy to fields I couldn’t care less about, these valuable experiences make me all the more excited to learn about the different aspects of McTinsley’s consulting services that I will need to feign an interest in. Despite my challenging academic record, I also spent some time away from the classroom to get involved in a token student group. My role as campus relations chair for the Northwestern Community Services Group required me to attend half-hour long weekly meetings, yet as you’ll notice on my resume, I’ve described this position as one of major responsibility. Conversations with current McTinsley analysts indicate such a dissimulating attitude will serve me well in the working world. Professionally, you’ll see I spent the final months of my youth last summer at a highly rewarding internship at the America Banking Co. In that role, I gained a high level of proficiency in breaking up with my girlfriend and allowing other relationships to stagnate. Such edifying experiences will enable me to adapt to an 80-hour workweek with less friction than more inexperienced candidates. An opportunity at McTinsley marks an exciting opportunity for me to further subsume my personal life with professional interests. Being a McTinsley analyst also fits into my larger life plans. I look forward to spending the next two years in mirthless misery to supplant my eventual application to Harvard Business School, an institution I am sure will absolutely appreciate my two years of insincere effort. Finally, if you would turn your attention to the section of my resume titled “Personal Interests,” you’ll notice I have left it blank. As conversations with McTinsley recruiters have suggested, an absence of hobbies make me ideally suited for the demands of the analyst role. I look forward to learning more about the analyst role at McTinsley. Please do not hesitate to contact me to hear additional equivocation on a largely disingenuous resume. Thanks so much for your consideration. Best, Mac LeBuhn

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he last six months in Evanston have had a lot of ceremony. In May, the Evanston City Council took a night to swear in five new aldermen as well as new Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. On Friday, Northwestern took an afternoon to inaugurate new President Morton O. Schapiro. We’ve seen enough moving ceremonies to draw a tear from even the most hardened cynic. But now all that’s over. It’s time to get to work. One of the most important things Mayor Tisdahl or President Schapiro will do during their time in office is finally improve the infamously weak relationship between the Evanston and NU. Both of our fearless new leaders have said all the right things, promising to take steps their predecessors were unable or unwilling to commit to. “We’re going to be a model for town-gown relations in this country,” Tisdahl told the The Daily last week. “It’s time for a new beginning.” Schapiro has been equally positive, promising to be part of an ongoing dialogue and to help Tisdahl with whatever she needs. I’m glad both of them are being so positive. But Morty, Liz — talk is cheap. Action is everything. President Schapiro made a great decision earlier this month when he opened up the purse and gave the city more than half a million dollars from NU to purchase a new fire engine. Considering how taxing students’ late-night popcorn escapades can be on the Evanston Fire Department, this was very appropriate. This can’t be a one time thing. Too often in the past, NU has only been willing to pay for a Band-Aid when the city needed surgery. For instance, the school bought the building on 1800 Sherman Ave. that now houses Northwestern University Information Technology and the History Department a few years ago. This purchase took the building off the city tax roles, and NU was more than happy to pay $350,000 a year to replace the lost tax money for three years. Temporary plugs like this are not enough to help an already hurting city budget. The Daily also reported last week NU may provide Evanston with a lobbyist in Springfield to work on behalf of Evanston at the Illinois state government. This is another positive step, and it clearly shows the most practical reason for both sides to continue working toward a better relationship. Officials at Schapiro’s old school, Williams College, have said the school has great relations with Williamstown, where the school is located. But that town of less than 10,000 offers a disparate set of issues from Evanston, with more than 70,000 residents. So I guess that leave us with two options: continue old habits and argue pointlessly, or embark on a new path and really make a change. Honestly, I’m hopeful. I heard Mayor Tisdahl during her campaign last year, and I really believe she meant what she said about moving forward. I’ve followed President Schapiro’s optimism since he’s been on campus, I’ve seen him integrate himself into the community, and I think he honestly wants to move Northwestern in a new direction. But all the words, all the promises and all the hope of this student editor can’t do anything. That takes action. Let’s see it.

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Parent surprised by NU staff should be more town-gown friction 10/22/82 courteous 03/04/02 As a regular reader of The Daily Northwestern (parent of a student and also an NU graduate) I am amazed to see the continuing debate with the city of Evanston over the city’s providing of services to the NU community, and over the cost of these services. Having lived in the Milwaukee area for several years, I have watched this community come to appreciate the presence and contribution of Marquette University. Certainly Marquette, in relation to the size of Milwaukee, is not nearly as large as NU is in relation to the size of Evanston. If Evanston has a bigger employer, I would like to know it. If it has another concern (than which) people spend more in Evanston than do the NU people, I would like to know that. Beyond these immediate questions, does it begin to realize the dollars brought into the community by the parents of students, visiting persons, etc.? Those questions are before it even begins to consider the educational and cultural assets of the University, which cannot begin to be measured. Were the leaders of Evanston to desire to place service charges on all property, including that owned by its churches and other non-profit organizations, I could see some measure for debate. However, for those leaders to single out the institution which I consider to be the city’s greatest resource, both in terms of cultural opportunities and in terms of dollars brought into the community, seems to me to be an amazing display of shortsightedness. Those who would hold such positions of leadership need to be able to look beyond the possibilities of an immediate gain of dollars to the long-range and intangible benefits of a community resource such as NU. Such vision would produce a much more wholesome relationship between the city and the campus communities.

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Group aims to shock, entertain with music By Pamela Carmasine contributing writer

Two years ago, three music composition majors founded a new group on campus with the goal of redesigning the traditional “play, bow, clap, repeat� format of most music performances. The New Music Collective performs alloriginal compositions that co-founder Gaspard Le Dem said are an “alternative to what Bienen kids listen to.� In addition to vocalists, group members play the guitar, French horn, saxophone, drum set, piano, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet and violin. “‘New music’ is a kind of intentionally vague term that refers to anything we, as a group, deem interesting and fresh,� Collective co-founder Lucas Segall said. During standard concerts, “the audience sits in a dark auditorium in reverential silence while they are entertained,� said Se-

gall, a Bienen junior. “It’s really uncomfortable.� In contrast, group members said their performances aim to share their excitement about the music with the audience. “There is no conductor or concertmasters, and the performers are not ‘celebrities,’� said Le Dem, a Bienen junior. “(Our performances are) more about the energy and a distinct sound.� On the basis that forced elevation creates a division between musicians and their audience, the group eliminates stages from their performances. Concerts also include improv isat ion a nd ex per iment a l techniques. The accepted mantra of the group is “no music by dead people,� Segall said. Yet not everyone agrees with the Collective’s take on the existing NU music scene. “The concert hall should not be avoided,� said Bienen freshman Michael San Gabino.

“Today, more than ever, the classical world is open to new and innovative works.� All musicians should hold “some appreciation and respect for the art form,� said Gabino, a saxophone performance major and member of several music ensembles on campus. Drew Edward Davies, a musicology professor, said he was confident in the quality of musical education offered by each department within the school. “The whole campus would benefit if the Bienen school had more world music/nonWestern performance opportunities, both from official and student-run avenues,� he said. “Many students are looking to participate or listen to non-Western musics, and I see that as an opportunity for growth.� Founders said they hope in the future to collaborate with other campus performing groups such as the Graffiti Dancers. The group’s organization also differs from the standard format. All decisions are made by

consensus, and the members come in with a variety of music backgrounds. While in high school, Le Dem said he taught himself music theory and played in a progressive rock band. In contrast Segall said he was trained and participated in classical ensembles. “Our goal is more to shock than impress,� Le Dem said. W hile group members shy away from performing music written by others, they admit it influences what they create. “The stuff on the radio has been influenced by people,� Le Dem said. “We are not influenced by the Top 40; we are influenced by the people who inf luenced the Top 40.� The premiere New Music Collective concert of the year will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pick-Staiger Rehearsal Room.

NU plans eventual cosmetic upgrades to halls From dorms, page 1 dential hall, which opened in August, for $13,800 per year. Other campuses across the country, including Boston University and Arizona State University, also offer similar upscale living arrangements. At NU, premium Group III residence halls like Slivka Residential College and Kemper Hall offer more upscale living quarters for those willing to pay $8,483 per year for a single dorm. Rates in Group I dorms, like Sargent Hall and Willard Residential College, cost $1,358 less annually for a single. Tyler Boschert, a McCormick junior and treasurer of Slivka, said he believes the experience of living in an expensive residence hall is well worth the extra money. “I would not want to live anywhere else,� he said. “Having many different types of amenities makes Slivka more flexible. Whatever you want to do at any time, you can do it.� Boschert also said he thinks living in a dorm like Slivka encourages a more adult lifestyle and more interactions with other residents. “I personally feel like living in Slivka as compared to living in other places facilitates lots of discussion about more mature topics of

current importance, and part of that is living in a residential college.� Vice President for Student Affairs William Banis said current residence hall developments are focusing on improvements to existing buildings, rather than the construction of luxury high-rises. Five to 10 years from now, he said, older buildings will be replaced with new student housing. Based on a thorough campus housing study that concluded last year, NU plans to make cosmetic upgrades to residence halls, in addition to new heat and air conditioning systems. “We’ve done a lot of work already and we’ll be starting the housing renovations in a very measured way until we can get through this recession,� Banis said. “We’ve taken stock of all the housing on campus, and as soon as possible, we’ll raise money for larger projects.� Dr. Linda Rubinowitz, an assistant professor of clinical psychology at NU’s Family Institute, said she understands the rationale behind providing students with upscale housing and believes it can have a positive impact on students’ lifestyles. “It can be really helpful to live in a way that’s similar to what you do at home,� Rubinowitz said. “There is a sense of being over-

stimulated (in traditional dorms), and moving into an environment that you can control makes it easier to focus.� But Rubinowitz also raised the point that students who opt for upscale housing over a t radit iona l dorm may miss out on many fundamental college learning experiences. “It doesn’t really foster the skills of Nicky Nicholson-KlingermaN/the daily northwestern sharing and learning to cooperate,� she Students, psychologists agree that older, more basic residence halls said. “And I think “build character,� and foster teamwork. “We all had something to those are really im- complain about together,� Weinberg sophomore Kiersten Hansen said. portant skills to develop.� Until changes are made to dorms on NU’s something to complain about together,� Hancampus, some students remain content with sen said. “Once you’ve moved out, you realize older, more basic residence halls, like Wein- that it’s not so much about the facilities than berg sophomore Kiersten Hansen, who lived about the environment and the people there.� in Sargent Hall during her freshman year. “It built character because we all had

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Alternate for courses site in the works From courserank, page 1 California at Berkeley, and Duke and Cornell universities are already running the system, and other top 50 schools are also considering it. The program is currently available free of charge, but the creators are considering charging universities an annual licensing fee, Kaliszan said. McGee said discussions surrounding CourseRank are just beginning at NU. ASG will consider within the academic committee how to implement it once the newly elected senators begin their terms. This doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean replacing CAESAR and CTEC with CourseRank. Members of ASG are discussing how CourseRank could work in conjunction with our current system. However, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best possible situation would be to fully incorporate it so there is only one system,â&#x20AC;? McGee said. While McGee said they have been in contact with the creators to plan a test of the software and have brought up the topic with administrators, the institution of this type of program is â&#x20AC;&#x153;not something that happens overnight.â&#x20AC;? CourseRank is â&#x20AC;&#x153;much more organizedâ&#x20AC;? and easier to use than CAESAR, said Communication sophomore Greg Porper. He also said it took â&#x20AC;&#x153;a full quarter or two to get used to CAESAR,â&#x20AC;? but CourseRank seems like it would have a shorter learning process. So far, CourseRank has received positive feedback, but ASG members said they are hoping to disperse it more widely across the University in the coming weeks. Members are discussing and testing the software and looking for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;best for students, faculty and Northwestern,â&#x20AC;? Safdari said.

Chopraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seminar costs $4,000 From Chopra, page 1 personal gain and glory, and told them success comes from good relations between employees. He also discussed the impact of new technology on leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to sell anything on Twitter; you just have to stay in touch.â&#x20AC;? Chopra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you say something that clicks, it seeds the collective consciousness.â&#x20AC;? He discussed the causal role of poor leadership in the recent recession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are so used to spending money we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to buy things we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to impress people we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like,â&#x20AC;? Chopra said. The course, taught at the James L. Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive, had much lower enrollment this year with just 16 participants, said Michelle Buck, Kelloggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s associate director of executive education. Buck teaches the course alongside Chopra. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This number of people is smaller than usual and that is because all executive pro-

grams in all business schools are down now because of the economy,â&#x20AC;? she said. This twoday program with Chopra costs $4,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Normally, this has been between 30 and 40 participants.â&#x20AC;? But those who participated this year said they appreciated the small number. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel really lucky to have had the opportunity to take part in this,â&#x20AC;? said Sunanda Kane, a doctor who attended the course through a scholarship from the American College of Gastroenterology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people who pay really good money to hear (Chopra) speak, and I sat and had dinner with the man. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very gracious with his time.â&#x20AC;? Kane said she would apply what she had learned to her work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and to her involvement with the American College of Gastroenterology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came to take leadership training in anticipation of my taking on more leadership

responsibility within the college,â&#x20AC;? she said. Buck said teaching the course with Chopra has allowed her to gain insights in the way she leads at Kellogg and in her life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each time I participate it renews me in the same way,â&#x20AC;? Buck said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something about this program that grounds me. It refocuses me on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more important, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible.â&#x20AC;? After finishing his last lecture, Chopra signed copies of his bestselling books and posed for pictures with participants. He continued talking about a main theme of his lecture after it was over about the need for change in the way leaders interpret their role. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leaders are more worried about themselves, and I think if you really want to be a leader you have to think more about other people,â&#x20AC;? Chopra said.

FBI: Nationwide crime rates down From crime, page 1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become an industry standard now that we collect that evidence at the scene,â&#x20AC;? Eddington said. These developments have all worked in conjunction to put more criminals behind bars, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As those offenders are identified and incarcerated, you subtract them from the equation,â&#x20AC;? he said. Despite the trend, some Northwestern students remain cautious about particular areas of Evanston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go any farther west than Ridge,â&#x20AC;? said Medill sophomore Greg Swiatek. Reported crime can fluctuate from year to year, according to police records. In 2001, for example, reported crime fell by 14.5 per-

cent followed by a .2 percent drop the next year. And although this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decline is greater than the average decline per year from 2001 to 2007 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a slide as significant as the current one is not rare. In fact, crime dropped 19 percent in 2003, according to police records. Such statistics may be misleading because they show how many crimes were repor ted, not how ma ny act ua l ly oc curred, said Skokie Police Sgt. Michael Krupnik. Sometimes, improved police tactics may actually increase the number of reported crimes, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you throw more effort at catching criminals, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to cause more crime to be reported,â&#x20AC;? Krupnik said. If a police department sends more offi-

cers out to find drug dealers, for example, it will more likely find drug dealers, so crime will look as if it is has increased, he said. In the same sense, fewer reported crimes could alternatively suggest police are detecting fewer crimes or the community is reporting them less. Or criminals may just be less active this year. Even a 17 percent drop may be attributable to the regular variance of crime, not new police initiatives, Krupnik said. Nationwide, violent crimes and property crimes have been decreasing on a national level since at least 2006, according to the FBI reports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than just an ebb and flow here,â&#x20AC;? Eddington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be better able to analyze it 18 to 24 months from now.â&#x20AC;?




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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Wildcat weekend nets two losses By Jonah L. Rosenblum the daily northwestern

Coming off one of its worst performances of the season against Penn State, Northwestern played one of its best versus No. 25 Ohio State, but were ultimately unsuccessful, falling 1-0 to the Buckeyes. The weekend started dismally with Penn State putting up two goals in the first 10:50 of Friday’s game. Penn State forwards Danielle Toney and Katie Schoepfer connected twice in the early going, each scorWOMEN’S ing once and assiting on anSOCCER other, giving the Nittany the two-goal advantage. Friday “It took us 10 minutes to start the game,” coach Stephanie Erickson said, “And against a team like Penn State, Penn State you’re killing yourself if you do that. We didn’t show up in the first half, and they came out hard.” Overall, the Nittany Lions NU outshot the Wildcats 13-7 in the first half, including 5-1 in Sunday shots on goal. “It was a little disappointing to give up two goals in 10 minutes, because we had been focusing on our starts, and we No. 25 Ohio State wanted to come out hard,” senior forward Alicia Herczeg said. “Our response was good. We held them scoreless for (the last) 80 minutes, and in that respect, it definitely motiNU vated us to put up a harder, stronger game.” The Wildcats (4-8-2, 1-3-1 Big Ten) played better in the second half, outshooting the Nittany Lions (7-5-1, 3-1), 5-3. “After halftime, everybody knew it was a bad effort,” Erickson said. “We wanted to at least walk out of there with some pride. That was our goal going into the second half. So, in the second half, it wasn’t like we were pummeling them, but once we put some numbers forward, and started tackling, we started seeing some chances.”

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Due in part to her efforts versus the Cats, Toney was awarded the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award yesterday. Her tally against NU was her sixth of the season, and she currently is tied for third in the conference in scoring. After the disappointing loss to Penn State, the upperclassmen held a team meeting to discuss how to rebound from Friday. “We talked about the legacy the players before us built, and the players after us will continue to build,” senior forward Jessica Palo said. “We talked about playing for Northwestern, playing for purple. You can control playing your best no matter who you’re playing.” The Cats were apparently motivated, maintaining a scoreless tie until the final minute of the game against the Buckeyes. “We said we wanted to head back to Evanston Sunday with our pride intact,” Erickson said. “We wanted to be competitive to get a result. Our upperclassmen stepped up big time, put it out there that we want to be competitive every game.” In the 90th minute, however, Ohio State scored off a corner kick on a Lauren Granberg game-winning header, her fifth score of the season. Ohio State shut out the Cats, but not for lack of opportunity. NU put up 10 shots, including nine in the second half. “We had a lot of courage, but we have to be more efficient with our chances when we’re playing ranked teams and top Big Ten teams,” Erickson said. “We squandered a few chances.” The Cats’ best scoring chance of the game may have come midway through the second, when Herczeg intercepted a weak Buckeye pass to the keeper. “I was able to get the cross off before (the goalie) deflected it, and I put it in the box hoping someone would be able to get it,” Herczeg said. “Sam Greene was there, but it took an unlucky deflection before it got to her.” But unlucky deflections are starting to become a trend and could be the story of the season thus far for NU’s offense. “We’ve got a little bit of bad luck, a lot of deflections in the box that could’ve gone either way,” Herczeg said. “One of them is going to go in eventually.”

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Senior forward Jessica Palo played 39 combined minutes this weekend for NU, collecting three shots. Palo and her classmates held a team meeting after the team’s loss to Penn State.

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Senior Eamon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill scored his second goal of the season in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tie with Ohio State.

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the questionable penalty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really, really, really tough call to make,â&#x20AC;? Rosenthal said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With that little time in the game and with that uncertain of a call, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough call.â&#x20AC;? With Penn State pressing for ward to even the score in the last few minutes, Hertzog attempted a pass out of the box. However, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach its intended receiver after grazing against NU defender Cody Stanley. Coaches and players seemed split over whether the ball had grazed his arm, and if it did, whether Stanley had intended to touch it. What they agreed on, though is this: With less than a minute left, the ball not going toward the goal and only a goal separating the teams, the handball call was too close to make. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the refereeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discretion,â&#x20AC;? coach Tim Lenahan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily agree with it, and unfortunately, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing you can do to help it.â&#x20AC;? The call spoiled 89 minutes of a solid defensive effort from the Cats. The team hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a llowed a goa l since Sept. 25t h against Drake. Rosenthal, who had pitched



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t wo consecutive shutouts and won last week â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Award, had nine saves in the contest. He also held the Nittany Lions scoreless in two 10-minute overtime periods. The game was an eerie repeat of the game against Drake. That night, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill scored his first goal of the season: The senior broke a 1-1 tie in the 84th minute on a similar goal from just outside the six-yard box for what looked like a game-winner. But Drake pushed the ball forward, and Drake striker Garrett Webb beat substitute goalie Jonathan Harris to tie the game at two. Overtime was scoreless for both sides. His second goal of the season came in almost exactly the same situation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with the game in a scoreless tie, Peter Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill fed a ball across the box to find the other Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill in the box, and he found the goalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top corner for the would-be winner. With two goals and two brief moments of exhilaration only to end in disappointment, Eamon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill said he is starting to think his seemingly clutch touch is bad luck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need to sacrifice for the team,â&#x20AC;? he said sarcastically, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And just stop scoring goals.â&#x20AC;?

Armstrong, Almquist lead NU to victory From field hockey, page 12 sion, knotting up the game less than two minutes into the second half. But NU (12-4, 1-2 Big Ten) buried a goal of its own only a minute later. Sophomore midfielder Kaylee Pohlmeyer found the back of the net on a penalty corner to give the lead back to the Cats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they scored, we came back down right away and got a corner and a few good shots on goal,â&#x20AC;? coach Tracey Fuchs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we do need to do is clamp down more after we score, sort of get better at putting teams away.â&#x20AC;? The Cats could only keep the Nittany Lions Field off the scoreboard for Hockey seven minutes before Friday Penn State tied the score on a penalty corner. In the 53rd minute, NU took control of the game for good when Armstrong cleared room No. 18 NU for herself on the left side and sent a shot sailing past the goaltender. After Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Penn State goal, it was the NU defense that sealed the victory. The Nittany Lions outshot the Cats 8-5 in the second half but were unable to take advantage of many of those opportunities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really about game management,â&#x20AC;? Plaster-Strange said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defense played amazing. They just really controlled the game in the backfield. You get nervous when there are five minutes left and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in your circle, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t panic.â&#x20AC;? Freshman goalie Amanda Wirth recorded three saves for NU. Defenders Sarah Marcincin and Stacy Uchida were also crucial to NU holding the lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarah Marcincin, it was probably her best game of the season,â&#x20AC;? Fuchs said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She and Stacy never came out of the game. Both of those guys play 70 minutes, and they play hard. They both did a great job.â&#x20AC;? The physical contest saw six cards issued. NU received two yellow cards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which mandate a minimum suspension of five minutes each â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Penn State received three. The Cats were a player short for a stretch during the first half, and the Nittany Lions closed out the game down two players who were out after receiving cards in the 69th minute of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a very physical game,â&#x20AC;? Plaster-Strange said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time a gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that close, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get tense. Luckily we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get nervous and kept our composure.â&#x20AC;?

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“It’s a really, really, really tough call to make.” Goalie Misha Rosenthal, on a handball call with :37 left

Chan collects 150th career W, Cats win Big Ten pair By KATHERINE DRIESSEN

to our wins.” T he team’s ball control was aided by a mix of freshmen and seBoth of the Wildcats’ first two niors. Senior libero Kate Nobilio Big Ten wins were five-set nail bit- notched 43 digs on the weekend, ers at Welsh-Ryan Arena this week- and Ariel Baxterbeck added 27 end. What Northwestern’s wins re- digs on top of 11 kills on the weekally had in common was a whole lot end. New to the mix was freshman Julie Chin , who helped steer the of Sabel Moffett. “Sabel Moffett was really the third set of the match against Purturning point for us,” said coach due in the Cats’ favor thanks to a Keylor Chan of the junior middle string of strong serves, including blocker. “Everyone really fulfilled her first ace of the season. “We took Julie out of t heir role to let her a potent ia l red shir t score points for us and year because we be successful out on VOLLEYBALL needed her abi lit y,” the court.” Saturday Chan said. “She played Mo f f e t t k n o c k e d really well, and was down 15 kills in the win one of the young kids over Purdue on Saturwho helped the older day and followed that kids to do their best.” up with a career-high NU Redshirt freshman 24 kills in the win over Kathryn Chrystal added Indiana on Sunday. But nine blocks and eight Moffett wouldn’t take kills on the weekend all of the credit for the and freshman outside team’s consecutive fivehitter Susan Oxnard set wins. Purdue contributed some back “Overall, we’re berow play for the Cats. ginning to get everySunday “We really had so body involved, which much better ball conmake it harder for other trol,” junior setter and teams to judge us,” Moffloor captain Elyse Glab fett said. said. “And that sort of Losing 13-10 in the NU passing just made my second set against Indijob really fun.” ana, Moffett added five The team’s first two of her nine kills in the conference wins lifted set to turn the momenIndiana NU out of the last spot tum and help NU (11-7, in the Big Ten stand2-4 Big Ten) clinch its ings. first set of the game. “This could definitely be a big “This year, you are really seeing the culmination of Sabel’s three turning point for us,” Glab said. “We years of hard work,” Chain said . came out and really showed both “You are getting to see her raw skill and confidence, and now we ability and her volleyball ability will have even more confidence heading into this week’s games.” come through.” Chan said this weekend’s wins Fellow junior middle blocker Naomi Johnson also came up with were not only important for the big kills on the weekend, notching standings, but also provided good 13 kills against Indiana (13-7, 2-4) lessons that the team can take into and matching Moffett’s 15 against the gym and practice. “You can’t grow as much when you Purdue (9-8, 1-5). “It’s no secret that our middles win in three sets,” Chan said. “Five make our team go,” said Chan, sets give you plenty of experience.” who notched his 150th career win katherinedriessen Saturday. “Getting the ball to them all weekend was really important THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN

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Junior middle blocker Sabel Moffett collected 39 combined kills in Northwestern’s victories over Purdue and Indiana this weekend, helping coach Keylor Chan register his 150th and 151st career wins and NU win its first Big Ten games of the season.

NU notches 1st win over Penn State since 1997

Late handball call yields Buckeye tie By RODGER SHERMAN THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN


Throughout its 2009 campaign, No. 18 Northwestern has not had a problem getting started. During the team’s first two Big Ten games, though, the Wildcats struggled to respond once their opponent overcame that strong start and took away the momentum. Against Penn State on Friday, NU once again got off to its customary swift start, but this time it was able to outduel host Penn State in a physical battle. NU counterpunched its way to a 3-2 decision for its first Big Ten victory of the season and its first win over Penn State since 1997. “It felt amazing,” senior forward Courtney PlasterStrange said. “It was such an exciting game. A big thing for us is believing that we can win in the Big Ten and having the confidence in a game like this, and it felt great.” NU, which has outscored its opponents 28-8 in the first half this season, broke the scoreless tie on a goal by junior defender Zoe Almquist with less than five minutes to play in the first half. Almquist deflected a shot from Chelsea Armstrong past the Penn State goalie. The Nittany Lions responded shortly after intermisSee FIELD HOCKEY, page 11 Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Sophomore Chelsea Armstrong scored the game-winning goal with 17 minutes left in the No. 18 Wildcats’ first conference win of the season over Penn State. Send questions and comments to

When Eamon O’Neill opened the scoring by finding the back of the net in the 85th minute against Penn State on Sunday, he thought he had a game-winner. “At that point, it’s just pure joy,” O’Neill said. “When you score a goal on t he road w it h only five minutes to go, it’s a pretty big relief.” It looked like No. 21 Northwestern (6-1-4, 1-0-1 Big Ten) was doing things according to script, and the Wildcats looked to be en route to their fourth consecutive 1-0 victory. But a handball call inside the box came in the g a me ’s f i n a l m i nut e . With only 37 seconds to


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go, Penn State’s Corey Hertzog was awarded a penalty kick, and he beat s e n ior k e e p e r M i s h a Rosenthal to convert the oppor t unit y a nd send NU home with a draw rather than a win. Needless to say, the Cats didn’t agree with

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