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IIT’s $12 million investment in electric power
NSLS Speaker Tom
Krieglstein: “Leveraging Facebook, Twitter
and Your Digital Identity in College”
By Utsav Ghandi
Eight years ago, meeting someone in
person was considered the most important
step towards getting to know that individual, but today, almost all the information
about someone can be obtained (depending on how public your Facebook profile
is). It’s like the “Glass Bedroom”—everyone
can see what you’re doing inside. The first
full-blown instance of how someone’s digital personality completely overshadowed
his real life can be seen by Googling “Cameron Walker Fischer College”—a relatively
straightforward action a potential employer
might do if she wanted to hire this college
student. In the case of Cameron Walker, the
results would likely be devastating.
Approximately 70 million photos are uploaded on Facebook every minute and some
are clearly not the ones you would gladly
include in a photo album for the family or
résumé for a job. According to National
Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
speaker Tom Krieglstein, employers around
the world use social networking sites to ascertain which of the ideal job candidates is
most fit for the job. Therefore, the photo of
an intoxicated youth passed out next to a
lavatory could certainly kill a dream or two.
However, a positive digital identity can help.
Steam turbines in IIT’s power plant, which will soon house part of the new Smart Grid system, the first of its kind in the United States. (Photo by Karl Rybaltowski)
By Karl Rybaltowski
Compared to most capital improvement
projects, power systems are rarely revolutionary, even if their maintenance and improvement is critical. One reason is the comparatively long useful life of the components of such
systems: on average, 50 to 60 years. However,
a new focus on “green” practices and renewable energy has provided an opportunity to
IIT - one which the university has seized with
the hope of becoming a leader in power infrastructure and distribution systems. Rather
than give the power system a facelift, IIT has
opted to reconstruct the power system from
the ground up, the culmination of which will
be a fully-functioning Smart Grid.
IIT’s current power delivery system was
installed in the 1960s, and is nearing the end
of its useful life. Two substations feed power
from the local grid into IIT, with a system of
radial lines extending out from each substation. Each line runs either underground or on
poles above-greound, reaching a few buildings, but a power failure in any one of these
buildings can shut down an entire line, and
no redundant systems exist to redistribute the
power load. In addition, these lines are vulnerable to water due to the city’s high water table
and the university’s proximity to Lake Michi-
gan. Cables above ground level are occasionally targets for squirrels, and one of the more
infamous incidents involving animals resulted
in a power outage in Hermann Hall during a
graduation ceremony.
The Smart Grid system consists of several
components. First, rather than radial lines,
power is distributed through loops, each one
servicing a few buildings. Unlike the radial
system, these loops also have switches and active communication with the substation; the
system itself monitors where power has been
lost and is able to reroute and compensate,
considerably increasing reliability. “Under the
old system, IIT’s power grid had a reliability of
about 90 percent,” said Joseph Clair, professor
in the College of Architecture and Director of
Campus Energy and Sustainability, on a recent
tour of the system. “With the Smart Grid, we’re
looking at an increase to about 99.9 percent Six Sigma.”
In addition to these power loops, the two
substations are in the process of being upgraded. The North Substation, located next to
Vandercook, was completed earlier this year.
The renovations began before the Smart Grid
plan was finalized, and the communications
relays and other innovations were added later.
The South Substation, on the other hand, is
being rebuilt entirely. The new equipment will
be installed in IIT’s existing power plant, the
primary purpose of which is currently provid-
ing steam to facilities around campus. Clair
explained that the two approaches could be
beneficial for a pioneer in this field. “We can
demonstrate both methods - retrofitting existing infrastructure and building something new
from the ground up.”
While the renovation is a large project - the
substation upgrades and existing power loops
carry a price tag of $8.7 million, the Department of Energy has given a grant of half this
money, with the university expected to match
these funds. The total project, which might
cost as much as $12 million, will include not
only the construction of all remaining power
loops, but the creation of an Intelligent Perfect
Power System - the first of its kind in the United States - on campus. Such a system could
regulate power load to each individual building, redistributing power where it is needed
more, and driving down consumption greatly
(in fact, the university’s goal is to reduce power
consumption by 50 percent by 2020).
The final goal of the Smart Grid system
will be the incorporation of self-generation,
through renewable sources of energy, but that
is a long-term goal - potentially as far as 40
years in the future. In the meantime, between
increased reliability and reduced load, the university is working to ensure that IIT is a model
for the future of power systems worldwide, and
gaining an early lead in sustainability initiatives in the process.
Ask yourself the following questions:
a. Are all tagged pictures you “clean”?
b. Is your profile public?
c. Would your mom be comfortable watching what’s on your profile?
d. Would you use Facebook to land a job?
Now see what category you would fall
-YES for one answer = American Idol—You
reveal yourself only when provided the platform.
-YES for two answers = Shower Singer—You
dance when you think nobody’s looking.
-YES for three answers = Closet Flasher—
When you reveal, you go the whole go. The
question is, when.
-YES for four answers = Flasher—The less
said the better. Beware!
So, what do you do to get noticed in a
positive way? First, scan your Facebook
account carefully to remove potentially
objectionable material —anything that a
grown-up wouldn’t like to see a kid doing.
Secondly, set up a blog, a kind of reflective
learning experiences, but make sure you
get your name as part of the URL. Blogging
websites like WordPress and tumblr are easy
and free. Never delete your entire account
after getting negative feedback that scares
you. Instead, ask those authorized to take
it off, or just counter it up with some really
positive stuff about yourself through your
For an estimate of Facebook’s global
reach, visit:
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| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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By Clement Martin
Since I arrived to IIT, I keep having the
same conversation over and over again. People
ask me what my religion is, I answer that I believe in self determinism and then I experience
a wide spectrum of reactions from surprise
to understanding or contempt. Truth be told,
I am the one most surprised. Growing up in
a totally religion-free environment, I am detached from any kind of religious belief and I
have never felt the need for it. But more than
that, I am astonished, because at our institute
of technology most classes are science-related,
and it is a well-known fact that there is a strong
antagonism between science and religion.
Why is that? An extremely simple way to
put it would be to say that when you do science, you are asked not to believe, but to use
a critical and rational mind. The conclusions
you draw must have their conditions satisfied,
meaning that science is based on Modus Ponens: if I know that A implies B, and that A
is true, then I can conclude that B is true. In
an opposite way, religious beliefs are based on
faith. I feel that B should be true, and I have
been told that it is, then I will keep the feeling in my heart that B is true. This is faith versus rationality. Of course, we could argue. We
could say, for instance, that there are beliefs in
mathematics too, e.g. the 5 postulates of Euclidean geometry. Let’s not get into this debate
here. Beyond the notorious cleavage, there is a
common ground to religion and science. Both
are an expression of our need to have answers.
When I said that I was agnostic, a graduate
student in computer science asked me: “So
what is there outside the universe?” Putting
aside the possibility that question might not
be answered due to a lack of knowledge and
understanding of what the universe is – is the
notion of an outside of the universe even correct? This shows that for this person (and this
is a human reaction), being incapable of answering a metaphysical question drove her to
the idea that a god exists. The thing is, we need
answers. It is really hard for us to cope with the
unknown. The question of what happens after
we die is a source of trouble for most of us. We
do not want to think about it, because it is hard
to face the possibility of our own disappearance. Renowned scientists like Stephen Hawking bluntly answer this question, though: “The
brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to
run when the computer is turned off.”
“Science cannot explain everything. As a
consequence, there must be something else,”
I was told several times. Yes, science cannot
give an explanation to everything but science
is a work in progress. Maybe one day science
will be able to account for everything or maybe
not. But either way, that does not give any hint
at the potential existence of a god.
I am not saying that people who study science must not have a religion, and some great
scientists did believe in a god. I am saying that
agnosticism can make sense. To conclude, let’s
quote Einstein: “I do not believe in a personal
God […].If something is in me which can be
called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as
our science can reveal it.”
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This past week, Students for Life and Feminists United (FU) each held an event containing the word “feminist” in the title, each
concerning abortion. On Monday, Students
for Life presented Serrin Foster, a speaker for
Feminists for Life, while on Tuesday, FU followed up with a discussion of pro-choice arguments on the matter. Representatives from
both groups were present at both events, which
resulted in a balanced and interesting discussion. If you weren’t there, here’s what you
missed (with my personal comments in italics).
Serrin Foster, who is an FFL activist, and
has worked on pro-woman legislation in the
past (such as the Violence Against Women
Act), opened her lecture by explaining where
pro-life feminism comes from. She stated that
while there are multiple definitions of feminism, “properly defined,” it embraces all human beings, regardless of their gender, color,
or size. (Never have I encountered this as a formal definition of feminism, after taking women
and gender studies classes both in high school
and college. It is a credo that some may choose
to adopt in the name of feminism, as most definitions explicitly include the words “women”
or “gender.”) Ms. Foster cited multiple quotes
from First Wave feminists, such as Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice
Paul, all amounting to the argument that they
“condemned abortion in the strongest possible
terms, because they believed in equality of all
human beings.” (Some of the quoted statements
were indeed unequivocally negative towards
abortion, but other statements were completely
ignored. There was no mention of the Second
Wave of Feminism, nor its more recent developments. Clearly, in the speakers view, these are
not “real” feminists.)
Moving forward in history, she proceeded
to discuss that NARAL was actually founded
by 2 men, one of whom was concerned about
overpopulation, and the other about women
bearing consequences of botched abortions.
“All people are equal, all choices are not,” she
said, further linking legalizing abortion to
legalizing prostitution – just because prostitutes would be able to have access to benefits
and social security doesn’t make it less wrong.
(Except that the world’s oldest profession doesn’t
seem to be going away any time soon, and in the
meantime its representatives have little to no legal protection.)
Ms. Foster’s main argument, though, was
that “abortion is a reflection that women have
settled for less,” by choosing abortion in favor of their careers and schooling, because
they feel there are no adequate resources and
support for working or studying mothers. Instead of pushing for comprehensive health
benefits, access to affordable child care, and
flexible scheduling, women bought the idea
that they should accommodate the employer if
they want equal treatment, not the other way
around. (This was probably the only part of the
lecture I agreed with, as women who may choose
to have children certainly deserve more than the
nightmares of single parenthood or endangering
their families of poverty.) Because society has
not met these needs of women, FFL’s mission is
to “systematically eliminate abortion through
resources and support.”
During the Q&A part of the presentation, it
essentially came to light what FFL was not. Ms.
Foster stated they do not pursue anti-abortion
legislation, do not provide post-abortive counseling (as there are other resources available),
and do not promote education on contraceptives or how to combat the stigma tied to some
cases of pregnancy.
The following night pro-choicers questioned FFL’s position that abortion was not
a choice, but an indicator that society has
wronged women. Why can’t it be both? Ms.
Foster said she supports nonviolent choices for
women – implying no abortion, but some consider pregnancy to be violent towards a woman’s body. A big criticism of FFL’s stance was
that not every woman wants to be a mother, to
which Ms. Foster replied that there is always
adoption. However, the adoption system in the
US still falls short of expectations, and many
children end up in foster homes, which is not
always a desirable outcome. And what of the
women who just don’t want to be pregnant?
All in all, during the discussion, the prochoice and pro-life ran into the same old
points of contention: if you believe that life begins at conception, is it right to judge the decisions of others? Why not put more resources
into preventing unwanted pregnancy, rather
than dealing with it? The ideal of no child being born unwanted is a great one, but until that
is achievable, abortion needs to remain an option. However, there was also a surprising degree of overlapping goals – both groups agreed
that a lot work remains to be done to give women the resources and choices they need. To that
end, I believe we need both groups: pro-choice
feminists to keep fighting for women’s right to
abortion, provide contraceptive education and
abortion counseling, and pro-life groups to assist new parents and pregnant women in need
of resources.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 |
VLADA GAISINA opinion@technewsiit.com
Is it just me, or...
I had an incident at the IPRO Ethics Bowl.
I will omit names; the involved parties know
who they are. A scenario was presented to two
IPRO groups: a recently-hired chemist doubts
the company’s choice of catalyst; said doubts
are backed by the chemist’s personal research.
The supervisor tells the chemist to toe the line
and write a report not mentioning anything
against the catalyst that the company is pushing for, adding “We need to look decisive.” The
ethical question was: What should the chemist
The IPRO groups argued the possibilities:
verify the company’s claims about their catalyst, mention that “research suggests that another catalyst might be better,” and so on. One
of the judges, clearly offended by the groups’
arguments, broke official procedure and asked
both groups, “Isn’t there an ethical consideration to doing what you’re told?!... You’re just
a student!”
I believe that my equally offended reply
cost my team points, if not the contest entirely.
[Curiously, that round was the only one that
I could not find the judges’ score sheet for.]
Aside from the fact that obedience to authority, in and of itself, has nothing to do with
ethics, there is a more troubling aspect to the
judge’s last statement: just a student.
The direct implication is that the more recently you have been a student, the less relevant
and valid your thoughts are capable of being.
The fallacy of
the white race
By Antoinette Smith
After the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln in 1860, Georgian Governor Joseph E. Brown had this to say at a secessionist
rally: “Here the poor white laborer is respected
as an equal. His family are treated with kindness, consideration and respect. He does not
belong to the menial class. The negro is in no
sense of the term his equal. Be feels and know
this. He belongs to the only true aristocracy,
the race of white men.”
This implication completely disregards the fact
that a company has hired a professional, with
valuable training and knowledge. The idea that
someone’s thoughts are considered inherently
lesser because they are or were recently a student is simply sickening.
To me, dismissing a person’s ideas and arguments because they are “just a student” is no
different from dismissing them because they
are black, left-handed, heterosexual, Canadian,
or any other distinction that has nothing to do
with the quality of one’s mind or the accuracy
of one’s conclusions.
Perhaps I am taking the implications too
seriously. Maybe the judge meant the validity
of a professional’s thoughts is based on seniority, that the chemist’s objections to the catalyst
would retroactively become more valid as time
went on.
Maybe the intended statement was that,
since recent students are typically younger
than their supervisors, they are simply less experienced and knowledgeable than their elders
and therefore should accept whatever they are
told. After all, it must be better than anything
that they, a mere youth, could contribute.
I hold no personal grudge against the judge
for having an opinion. Opinions, being normative, are neither right nor wrong. However, I
do have a problem with a college ethics debate
being partly judged by someone whose position on professional ethics and questioning the
claims of research is “do what you’re told.”
Then again, maybe it’s just me…
The concept of a monolithic white race
originated in the slave economies of early colonial America. From Barbados to the Chesapeake, the increasing reliance and growth of
the economy on an African slave population
led to legislation designed to keep slaves subservient. In early 18th century Virginia, interracial marriage was criminalized as was interracial sex…with a white woman. The creation
of a white race was also key in obscuring the
fact that rich whites were getting richer while
poor whites continued to be nearly destitute.
The solidification of a privileged class allowed
groups that might otherwise be discontent to
at least feel more equal.
The fact that we Americans continue to
classify ourselves according to a dichotomy
of Black or White is both silly and disruptive.
The concept is silly because there is no white
race. The people of the United States come
your feelings! It’ll either save you from further heartache, or start you down the road
to an actual relationship.
Should ethics bowl be more, well, ethical?
By Chris Roberts
Sex Tech
The Sex and Relationship advice column
Sweet Pseudonym
I’ve been hooking up with someone
for the past couple of weeks, but at the
beginning we decided it wouldn’t be a serious thing. The problem is, I think I’m starting to like them (I think that, because they
hooked up with someone else at a party we
were both at last weekend, and I was upset
– not good). What do I do?
That’s tough, and it’s also the reason that
“friends with benefits” rarely works. The
way I see it, you have two choices: stop hooking up with them completely, or talk to them.
Personally, I think you should always choose
the latter first, and then decide what to do
from there. It’s a tough conversation to start!
The best way to go about it is to go into it already knowing what you’ll do, if they say they
like you too (or not). I would never tell you
what to do, but you should strongly consider
ending the “benefits” portion of the friendship if they aren’t starting to like you more, as
well; it’s going to save you from more severe
heartbreak later on. You should never settle
for the next best thing, because it will never
end well for you. Don’t be too scared, though!
There’s definitely a chance that they like you
too, and have also just been too nervous to
say anything about it. So, talk to them about
from distinct geographic regions like Europe,
Africa, China, and India. So, describing oneself as European American, Irish American,
African American, Chinese American and the
like all make sense, but white American and
black American frankly do not. The concept is
disruptive because those of us who rail against
the inherent institutional inequalities of white
culture are classified as either race traitors (if
we meet the eyeball test that classifies us as
White) or simply racists.
In conclusion, for everyday citizens of the
United States, conversations about race tend
to boil down to a series of reactions. We’ve
become so afraid of being labeled racists that
uttering a sentence with mention of a race or
ethnicity in it is taboo. This is unfortunate as
it is extremely difficult to discuss a nuanced
topic like race with these artificial barriers
masquerading as politeness.
I’m a lesbian who has just recently
discovered this about herself. As
such, I’m relatively new to navigating
the dating waters. I suppose my biggest
question is: how do I know if a girl is lesbian or not?
That’s tough! I used to watch “The L
Word,” and they said you could tell by how
long a woman’s nails are (i.e. if they’re short,
she’s a lesbian; if they’re grown out, she
isn’t). That seems so flip, but unfortunately,
that’s probably the best concise advice I can
give you. Lesbians don’t have one defining
feature that alerts you to their sexual orientation, just like heterosexual people don’t. A
lot of times you’re going to have to just try
and read signals, and sometimes you’ll have
to outright ask her. Since you’re just starting
out, you might want to try dating sites like
okcupid.com and downelink.com. This way
the question of sexual orientation is taken
care of with a brief glance at a woman’s profile page, and you can go from there. In one
sense, this is just good practice for anyone
who is feeling out a new dating scene, but it
might also help you to develop your ability
to tell if a woman is lesbian or not. This is
definitely one of those cases where practice
makes perfect, and even then, it will never be
totally perfect.
Submit your question through
“Don’t be a
racist Kelly.
You’re already
Online social networking: Is it the devil or simply demonized?
By Udayan Debasis Das
Frankly, online social networking gets a
bum rap. All you hear about are privacy issues,
misuse (even abuse), and how information
(read: indecent exposure pics) posted on an
online social networking website proved detrimental to someone’s employment opportunities. On the other hand, you hear a lot about
commerce, the rise of Facebook, the new “op-
is a great deal of time wasted on a website like
Facebook, and this was the main reason that
had kept me away until January of this year.
I thought, what if when I join, I too will become a time waster, as I have known people
such as past roommates to be. But having
used Facebook for about a year, I can say that
although I do spend some time on Facebook
every week, it does not necessarily amount
to wasted time. Some other things I used to
do (idle web browsing) have simply been replaced by the time spent there. The dividends,
Why are children seeking to spend
so much amount of time online?
portunity” in internet marketing, Mark Zuckerberg’s less than exemplary behavior, and so
on: these link back to those mentioned above,
and I know a number of people who refuse to
go on Facebook, I suppose due to the overall
negative impression that is created. I know,
and I understand. I was one of them.
Now to be perfectly fair, some of the criticism is justified (the commerce thing is very
real), and it bears discussing the more legitimate parts in more detail. For one thing, there
though, I think more than outweigh any negative outcomes there might have been. As for
privacy issues, these are often legitimate concerns, but never overlook the fact that the onus
is on you as a user to secure yourself. Check
the privacy settings regularly. And the content
that can prove detrimental, well, don’t do it. I
think this is largely a question of decency as
well, and taking the time to consider what is
and what is not worth uploading/posting to
a public forum (public in this case meaning
the dozens of your friends; believe me, many
of them are peeved about idiotic posts and
dumb pictures). The misuse is a hard problem
to overcome, and it requires parents (and elder siblings) to be more cognizant about their
younger internet user’s activity. But this is as
much of a problem with the internet in general, and the focus should not be shifted to social
networking websites per se. Perhaps the most
important questions to be asked are: Why are
children seeking to spend so much amount
of time online? Where have the alternatives
gone? And how to turn this online setting into
a positive space? Thankfully, there is some interesting work being done in this direction, for
example, by Sarita Yardi at Carnegie-Mellon.
As for some claims by my friends regarding the ownership of personal information by
a website and the implications of that, I have
one word for you: Google. If any of these services, with whom we are daily storing massive
amounts of information decides to misuse,
they can. For now, we just have to rely on trust.
One can be sensible, of course, and never put
certain kinds of information online. But, then
again, in theory, your operating system could
be logging everything. This is another hard
problem. And one can only rely on a general
human notion of trust to get by. Or stop using
computers all together.
I spoke of dividends earlier. I think it
should come as no surprise that people have
actually been recruited through Linked-In
(and Linked-In Answers is great). For me, the
greatest benefit has been getting in touch with
school friends and people I had been in contact with for years. That is an immeasurable
benefit. Also, the mere fact that the Facebook
messaging system, at the end of the day, does
some things better than email is a massive
gain. For example, how easy it is to put hyperlinks on and have them rendered to some extent. There are so many other feature benefits
(invitations, updates) that it is out of the scope
of this article to expand on them. And truth
be told, we are still in the first decade of online
social networks, so considering how the web
has evolved so much in the second decade of
its use, I am anticipating a host of new and exciting developments in the social networking
sphere; crucially, because social scientists are
getting involved.
A plain fact of life is that social networks
have always been around. People have gotten
jobs, met spouses, found out important information, etc. by tapping their social network resources. (Social scientists have been studying
social networks for a few decades now and so
they have a lot more experience than computer
scientists.) Why should it come as a surprise
in the internet age that those networks should
now be accessed and maintained through the
internet? And why should they then become a
force of evil?
| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Finance Board Slate
Thanks to everyone for coming out and voting in the Senate elections! After tallying up a total of 439 votes, the results of the November 9, 2010
Senate Election are listedw below.
271 Votes]
College of Science and Letters
[4 Seats. 75 Votes]
Kushal Shah (116)
Kelly Lohr (96)
Megan Christenson (91)
Nathan Wicker (85)
Gokul Butail (84)
Rani Shah (80)
Priyanga Vani P Srinivasan (54)
Ibrahim El-Natour (51)
Grant Austin (39)
Emily Hommerding (31)
Harshish Chitkara (29)
Mike Purdy (28)
Alex Kosmas (25)
Ciaran Shaughnessy (20)
William Fox (19)
College of Architecture
[3 Seats. 51 Votes]
Stuart School of Business
[3 Seats. 22 Votes]
Grace Durbin (18)
Kathy Rhee (18)
Sarah Lim (37)
Johnathan Shillingford (31)
Andy Lo (25)
Jason Bandy (14)
Institute of Psychology
[1 Seat. 16 Votes]
[NEW] School of Applied
Technology [1 Seat. 4 Votes]
Ariel True (15)
Bhanutej Mallangi (4)
In addition to welcoming newly elected
Senators on November 9th, 2010, the outgoing Senate also approved the new Finance Board slate. The status of the Board
is as follows:
Returning members not up
for re-slating:
Kevin O’Leary (Chair, elected by the stu
dent body)
Anam Khan
Grant Austin
Parth Kapadia
Returning members up for re-slating
and approved by Senate:
Bernie Mendez
Natalie Mitrovic
New members:
Edward Chiem
Urba Mandrekar
Mansi Patel
Bhavna Hosakere
Outgoing members:
Kirsten Love
Sweta Gurnani
Miriam Schmid
Abhishek Gundugurti
IIT bomb threat provides a training opportunity
By Ryan Kamphuis
On the morning of November 6, the IIT
Public Safety department was told of an anonymous tip that a device was set to go off on
main campus at 10:30 a.m. Details from the
tipster explained that the device was part of a
revenge plot by someone going through a domestic dispute with an IIT student. Very few
details as to where the bomb was, or who was
involved, were known. “Based upon the generality of the threat, it was kind of touch and
go at first because we didn’t know if this was
a hoax or something that could be validated,”
said Ray Martinez, director of IIT’s Public
Safety department.
Immediately upon learning of the threat,
Public Safety began sweeping the buildings on
campus, looking for anything out of the ordinary that could have been a bomb. After this
initial sweep returned no results, the Chicago
Police Department was notified of the emergency. At this time, the decision was made
to evacuate the public areas on campus and
to establish the residence halls as “sheltersin-place” on campus, meaning people were
to stay in the dorms unless they were leaving
campus for the day. Upon deciding to evacuate the public areas on campus, the decision
was made to activate the IIT Alert system and
notify people of the situation. The IIT Crisis
Response Team was also assembled. The Crisis
Response Team represents the top officials on
campus, allowing for decisions to be made on
the fly in regards to IIT’s response to the threat.
The Chicago Police Department aided in
looking for anything that could be a bomb on
campus, and also closed all roads on campus
between 31st Street and 35th Street. “[Once
this was done] we felt very confident that we
had this particular area locked down; it then
became a waiting game,” said Martinez.
The detonation time came and passed with
no consequence. No further information had
been learned about the bomb or who was responsible since the initial tip at that point, so
the decision was made to continue the lock-
Crimes of opportunity
By Ray Martinez
As Director of Public Safety for IIT, I am
constantly asked, “What’s the number one
crime that affects IIT?” It may come as a surprise to learn that it’s not robbery, motor vehicle theft, or assault, but something that I call
a crime of opportunity. What is this you ask?
The dictionary defines opportunity as “a favorable juncture of circumstances”, but favorable
to whom?
In the cases affecting the IIT community, a
favorable juncture is a thief set on taking what
does not belong to them coupled with a student who may be distracted. Unfortunately,
thieves and unscrupulous individuals are not
easily identified. They don’t wear masks or
have thief written on their foreheads.
Twice this semester, I had the opportunity
of being interviewed by the SGA and in both
instances, the same question was asked. I want
to reiterate the importance of not creating an
opportunity for you to be victimized. This
means that you MUST do the following;
• Do Not leave any personal property unattended for any period of time.
• Do Not rely on someone else, friend or
classmate to watch your property while you
use the restroom or grab a quick bite to eat
• Take ownership of your personal property
• Secure your belongings when using a locker. Combination locks or those with keys
work great.
• Remain alert and cognizant of your surroundings. If someone looks suspicious
or appears that they don’t belong, contact
Public Safety or have someone do it for you.
Contact Public Safety at 312.808.6300 or
312.808.6363 (Emergency) to report any suspicious activity. You can always e-mail us at
Finally, you can stop by Farr Hall for additional information on “Common Sense Approaches to Safety” which will minimize your
risk of being victimized.
down to ensure the safety of the students on
campus. By 12:30 p.m., Public Safety decided
to sound the all-clear via the IIT Alert system
and end the campus-wide lockdown.
Many on campus events were affected by
the bomb threat. The Office of Admissions
Discover IIT Day had to be \ rescheduled to
November 20 due to the threat. Many families
were already on campus for that event, and had
to be evacuated. “Families commented on the
speed with which they were directed from the
buildings and their confidence in our response
as an institution as seen through their interactions with our faculty, staff and student ambassadors,” said Jerry Doyle, vice provost for
Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid.
In addition, the women’s soccer away match
was delayed due to the team not being able to
leave during the lockdown. The Illinois Tech
Robotics group’s educational workshop scheduled for that morning had to be canceled. SAT
testing in Perlstein Hall and a Roosevelt University tailgating party outside Keating were
also affected.
Are you
giving others
to thieve?
In the end, the IIT bomb threat was a hoax
and the university “got the best possible outcome in that there wasn’t a bomb on campus,”
said John Collins, vice-president for Business
and Operations, and the head of IIT’s Crisis
Response Team. “Since there wasn’t a bomb,
this threat served as a great training opportunity for the staff and students. Protocol was
followed, and there was a lot of cooperation
between the students, staff, Public Safety department, and the city of Chicago.”
Saturday’s bomb threat also marked the
first time that the IIT Alert system was used on
a wide scale. Prior to Saturday, “the IIT Alert
system hadn’t even been tested,” said Alan
Cramb, university provost. “The Alert system
worked very well, and there were only a few
issues. This is why the university went to the
iPad, it was so we had a way to contact a lot of
people quickly about emergencies. OTS did a
great job making sure there was wireless everywhere so we could deliver alerts to the iPads.”
“Overall, the response to the threat on Saturday was a success,” said Cramb.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 |
IIT math alum
Mead Killion
completes 25
years in the
hearing aid
By Utsav Ghandi
On Wednesday, November 10, at the invitation of the IIT Math Club, Math alumnus
Mead Killon spoke about his 25 years in the
hearing aid business and how he applied his
mathematics background towards the development of this field. After walking into a general
introduction to calculus for graduates class, he
was so impressed by it and the professor Karl
Menger that he went on to apply mathematical
principles to develop HiFi earplugs for musicians and high school bands that reduce sound
levels by 20 decibels.
When Killon established Etymotic Research Inc., a friend told him that the experience was going to be just like a rollercoaster
—many highs and lows, but since you are
strapped in you might as well enjoy the ride.
He also acknowledged the contribution of his
team, saying that most of his projects are a
complex blend of science and art. Novel ideas
that have germinated at the lunch table are
given as much importance as those generated
at the boardroom table said Killon.
Killon’s primary research involves the cochlea and the basilar membrane which help
in amplification and transmission of sounds
to the brain. He conducted small experiments
during his presentation to test how sharp the
audience’s hearing was over different frequencies and over overlapping sounds in the room.
He also spoke about his meeting with the great
violinist Yehudi Menhuin who sadly developed
diplacusis but is still considered one of the
greatest virtuoso violinist of the 20th century.
Killon concluded his talk by dispelling a
long-held notion that today’s generation has
less developed hearing power due to the loud
music they have plugged into their ears the entire day and the noise pollution they have to
bear out on the streets: There is no evidence to
support this said Killon.
Etymotic Research Inc., a company specializing in the research and product development
in the hearing instruments field, was started in
July 1983. Over the years, it has helped develop
the first subminiature ceramic microphone,
the subminiature electrets microphones, and
subminiature directional microphones. The
company is probably best known for developing earmold coupling systems to improve
both the useful bandwidth and sound quality
of hearing aids, he has been granted eight U.S.
patents, either as sole inventor or co-inventor.
Etymotic today has expanded from audiology-based products to innovative designs for
high growth consumer electronics and telephony markets. Its aim is to make the world a
more pleasant, beautiful place to live.
OCES hosting forum on urban agriculture in Chicago
On Friday, November 19, the Office of
Campus Energy and Sustainability will host a
Campus Sustainability Forum discussing ur-
Conversations about
colleges and
to outreach
and access
By Alex Miller
Recently, Marya Spont, community liaison
and outreach coordinator for Undergraduate
Admissions, spoke to a group of high school
girls about college. These young women are
part of the Young People’s Project—a project
dedicated to improving mathematics literacy
and education within public schools in the
city. She focused on the basics: applying to col-
ban agriculture at noon in the MTCC Ballroom. The following is a primer on the topic
of urban agriculture in Chicago. Email campussustainability@iit.edu to reserve your spot
at the forum.
Urban agriculture seeks to use land previously designated as commercial, residential
or manufacturing for the growing of crops
that the community then uses. According to
the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the agency tasked with land
use and transportation planning for the region, access to sustainable local food systems
provides a key cornerstone to creating livable
communities in the development of the region over the next thirty years.
According to their regional plan for sustainable prosperity through mid-century,
CMAP GOTO2040, “There is growing concern about the environmental impacts, safety
and quality of our food. Also gaining widespread attention are the disparities of access
to fresh, nutritious, and affordable foods and
the health implications of ‘food desserts’….
How residents and institutions in our region
get their food may seem like an issue best left
lege, financial aid, possible career paths, and
how to get from where they are now to where
they want to be. With a little over fifteen young
women in the room, individuals were able to
share what they wanted to do with their futures: becoming lawyers, teachers, nurses,
doctors, actresses, and mathematicians as well
as get advice on what steps to take to explore
those career paths and to make sure their
dreams come true.
The Young People’s Project operates out of
three college campuses throughout the city:
UIC, DePaul, and IIT. Between the three locations, over 750 high school and 50 college
students have been trained since 2002 to conduct math literacy workshops and organize
community events to promote greater understanding of math within the school and community. The students are learning to develop
foundations within mathematics and are able
take more advanced math classes like Calculus as a result. Every young woman in the
room had aspirations to go to college. Thus,
with over 1000 participants showing up to the
workshops and community events yearly, there
is no doubt YPP has a positive impact within
Chicago Public Schools.
The following day Spont hosted a workshop
in which approximately seven high school students learned about college. These high school
students also had a chance to shadow present
IIT students. This workshop was co-organized
by Michelle Newell and Danielle Walters of
Boulevard Group/Stateway Community Partners (SCP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located just south of IIT’s campus. According to the SCP website, this organization
up to individual lifestyle choices and private
business decision. However, food systems are
already highly influenced by public policies
related to land use, transportation, and many
other issues …In turn, food directly influences
the economy, environment, public health, equity and overall quality of life.”
As communities strive to improve quality
of life and create opportunities for economic
development, creating sustainable sources of
local food can provide a dual benefit of improving access to healthy food while redeveloping and repurposing land use through urban
Since much of our urban land requires significant remediation before it could be used
directly for crop growth, entrepreneurs and
planners have found creative solutions that
could keep the cost of redevelopment down.
One such solution repurposes existing manufacturing facilities as indoor growing facilities. The Plant Chicago in the old Stockyards
manufacturing district is an example of such a
venture. They will turn an abandoned manufacturing facility into a hydroponic growing
operation where two living systems, plants and
fish, will support one another and allow the
operation to yield enough produce to remain
financially viable. Since the operation requires
significant amounts of heat and light energy,
the existing facility provides an ideal location
with its heavily insulated walls.
Another opportunity addresses food systems while redeveloping abandoned commercial real estate. Urbanponics, a start-up
company, seeks to use hydroponic growing
technologies in greenhouses that will sit on a
standard commercial property. Using proven
renewable technologies such as geothermal
energy and solar hot water, the facilities will
take advantage of solar orientation to increase
crop yields.
Both of these opportunities not only increase local food availability, they create jobs
in areas that have suffered the most from the
loss of manufacturing jobs in Chicago. In addition, connecting the communities to their
food sources creates a sense of ownership that
can provide a foundation for further redevelopment.
To read more about the CMAP GOTO2040
plan go to www.cmap.illinois.gov.
Marya welcomes students to the workshop (Photo courtesy of Marya Spont)
serves “all who call Park Boulevard and Stateway Gardens HOME.” By focusing on “education, financial literacy, building and sustaining
career paths, and taking concrete steps towards
self-reliance,” SCP is committed to supporting
students and families on the road to success.
“Our shared hope was to provide a forum
in which those high school students served by
SCP could learn about college generally and
also about the specific academic and professional areas—specifically, STEM+ fields—that
IIT offers,” Spont said. IIT student volunteers
discussed their majors and professions of in-
terest with the visiting high school students,
giving them tours of academic buildings, labs,
and architecture studios, and taking the high
school students to lunch in IIT’s dining hall,
just to give them a glance at what college is like.
These are just two of the programs that IIT
is currently involved in as a part of outreach
to high school students in our community.
With more initiatives within different levels
of schooling that should come to a head by
next semester, IIT is striving to support local
students at all levels of education to help keep
them on track to attend college.
| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Outstanding senior named Lincoln Laureate
By Sand Ip
Angela Ng (Civil Engineering, ‘11) was
honored as a Lincoln Laureate, the state of
Illinois’ highest award for individual achievement, on Saturday November 6 by the Lincoln
Academy of Illinois.
By nomination of a staff member at IIT, Ng,
along with two other students, were selected
as the IIT candidates for the Lincoln Laureate
award. After careful consideration of academic
achievement and leadership involvement, Ng
was chosen as the final recipient of the award.
“It’s really nice to be recognized,” Ng said.
Ng and 51 other students from different
universities across Illinois were honored at the
Student Laureate Ceremony held at the Old
State Capitol Building in Springfield, IL. All
students were decorated with a Badge of the
Academy and gave a brief speech as a newly
named Lincoln Laureate. After the ceremony,
students had lunch at the Governor’s Mansion.
Ng was accompanied by Katie Murphy-Stetz
(Dean of Students) and Lory Mishra (Psychology, ‘10).
“The whole [ceremony] was kind of disor-
ganized—nobody knew where to go or what to
do. Then after lunch everyone just left on their
own time,” Ng said.
Ng is currently the president of Union
Board, vice president of Tau Beta Pi, and
works as a student worker in the Office of Student Life. She has also served as treasurer of
the Civil Engineering Society, participated in
Alternative Spring Break, and was an orientation leader.
“I was actually not involved with anything
freshman year. It wasn’t until sophomore and
junior year that I got more involved with
Union Board,” explained Ng.
Besides being highly involved with extracurricular activities, Ng, a Camras Scholar,
also excels academically.
“It is really important to manage your time
well. It also helps that I’m the kind of person
that does homework the day it’s assigned and
that I have a good study group,” Ng said.
“I am so proud to have [Angela] represent
IIT and be honored as a Lincoln Laureate. She
deserves it,” Stetz said.
Angela Ng poses with her Lincoln Laureate Badge she
received on November 6 at the Student Laureate Ceremony at the Old State Capitol. (Photo by Sand Ip)
Person you should know: Eliezer Geisler
By Kushan Trivedi
As reported by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services, Office of Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, “since 1970,
health care spending has grown at an average
annual rate of 9.8%, or about 2.5 percentage
points faster than the economy as measured by
the nominal gross domestic product (GDP).”
The term medical technology is used to refer to the procedures, equipment and processes
by which medical aid and medical care is provided. At IIT, the Center for the Management
of Medical Technology conducts research in
the field of healthcare and medical technology
management. This center is mentored and directed by a leading expert in the field of technology management, Professor Eliezer Geisler.
Geisler has not only been a leading expert in
organizational behavior, innovation management and entrepreneurship, but he has even
been a consultant with a wide range of leading
organizations and government agencies across
different countries. Here are a few excerpts
from an interview with Geisler.
Based on your academic background, it
isn’t quite clear how you became interested
in medical technology management in particular. Can you tell me what interested you
about the field and how your background
prepared you for it?
My field of study has been the management
of technology in organizations. I started with
research into industrial R&D and from there
migrated to services. I studied, with many colleagues along the way, adoption, implementation and metrics of technology in the services
sector such as law firms and healthcare. The
sector of healthcare with its complexity became for me a fascinating platform to study
the processes of technology and information
technology acquisition, adoption, utilization
and evaluation. For over a decade I have been
studying these phenomena.
How has Stuart changed since your arrival in 1999 to now? How have you been a
part of that change?
Since my arrival at Stuart the school has
evolved and progressed. Under the outstanding leadership of Dean Kahalas, we have grown
in size and in prestige. My contribution has
been in forging international relations with
colleagues and universities in many countries.
I co-manage the annual conference on the
hospital of the future with a colleague from the
Netherlands, and we had this conference twice
in Chicago at IIT/Stuart.
Can you tell us a little about any current
research that the Center for the Management
of Medical Technology is working on? How
will this research impact the healthcare technology field?
Currently I am completing a large research
project which we are doing here in the US
and in Europe. It concerns the adoption and
evaluation of the healthcare technology of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
(PACS), which is basically the digitization
of X-Rays and other imaging in the hospital
environment. Two other projects are being
planned and proposals have been submitted
for external funding. One project is in cooperation with a local medical center and examines the possibilities of remote monitoring and
evaluation of chronic patients in the Chicago
area. Another project is investigating the nature, adoption, implementation and evaluation
of electronic medical records in the USA and
in selected European countries. I am hopeful
that these research projects will add substantial knowledge to our understanding of how
technology is acquired and used by healthcare
delivery organizations. This may contribute to
better management of these technologies and
thus to more efficiencies and the containment
of the costs of healthcare, which currently, as
you know, are getting close to 18-20% of the
nation’s GDP. In the past few years I have been
exploring the structure and progress of human
knowledge and its implications for the cognition and decision making of managers and professionals such as clinicians. In my 2008 book:
“Knowledge and knowledge systems: learning
from the wonders of the mind” I developed
models of the origination of knowledge and its
progression and recently, I have been testing
these models in work environment.
Prior to joining IIT Stuart, what was your
role and area of research at your previous organization?
I was a senior professor of management
and worked on similar research projects, particularly in the topic of metrics of science and
technology and knowledge management.
It seems that a lot of your work is interdisciplinary. Do you plan to integrate other
departments at IIT and/or other universities
for your research work?
I have been working in cooperation with
the departments of design and biomedical
engineering at IIT and have extensive joint research projects and have published extensively
with colleagues and universities around the
world. I currently collaborate with colleagues
from the University of Twente, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, the University
of Vienna, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and other universities.
I hear that you can speak six languages.
That’s totally fantastic. Our readers would be
really curious to know the six languages you
I am fluent in English, Portuguese, Hebrew
(I have written and taught in these languages)
and also Spanish, French, and Italian.
How do you unwind yourself when you
are outside the business school?
Outside the business school I consult with
private and government organizations and love
to spend time with my grandchildren. I have
also been an avid bodybuilder before it became
popular and exercise regularly in the gym, and
whenever I have the opportunity (which is rare
these days) I love to spend a couple of days on
the beach and to surf.
PHOTO STORY: International-FEST ‘10—Tastes of the World
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 |
(Photos by Sand Ip)
Society of Women Engineers
General Body Meeting
November 17th, 2010
12:45 – 1:45
E1 Room 124
•Make jewelry out of electric circuit pieces!
•Learn about what’s in store for SWE next
•Find out the details about SWE National
membership and why you may want to get it!
Sponsored by Student Activities Fund
Contact: swe@iit.edu
University Calendar
CMC/ComEd Mock Interviews
Career Management Center
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., CMC Group Study Room
Representatives from Com Ed/Exelon will conduct mock
interviews. Spaces are limited, so sign up early.
Reevaluating the Synthetic Utility of Nitrenium Ions
Chemistry Colloquium
3:15 p.m., LS Room 111
Lecture presented by Duncan Wardrop, Department of
Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Profession Day
College of Architecture
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Crown Hall (Upper Core)
Each month during the academic year, representatives from
up to six firms meet with our students.
Supply Chain and Real-World Challenges
IIT APICS Student Chapter
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., TS 4000
All students are invited to the next meeting of the IIT APICS
Student Chapter!
Campus Sustainability Forum
Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., MTCC Ballroom
IIT fustainability forums provide information about programs
and progress and get feedback to find out what’s important
regarding energy, recycling, water conservation and other
aspects of sustainability.
Leveraging Facebook, Twitter and Your Digital Identity in
National Society of Leadership and Success
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., E1 Room 104
Lecture by Tom Krieglstein (Re-Broadcast)
Getting a Job: Transitioning from Student to Professional
Career Management Center
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Galvin Library, CMC
Learn to “seal the deal” and getting the job offer you want.
Get tips on successfully transitioning into the work world.
Scales of Intervention: Stewardship and Design in the Urban and Agrarian Landscape
College of Architecture
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Crown Hall
Lecture by Thomas L. Woltz, Principal and Co-Owner, Nelson
Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Photo of the Week: Spur of the moment
PHOTOGRAPHER: Clément Martin
“I liked the light, the ad and the water tower so I took the picture.”
12:00am-2:45am @ AMC River East 21
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Premiere
Ticket Sales start November 15 at 1PM for $5 ...1 ticket per IIT student ID
10am-2pm @ Herman Hall (HUB)
Evaluating Intl. Market Opportunities
3pm-6pm @ Forest View Farms
Horseback Riding
Ticket Sales start November 15 at 1PM for $5 ...1 ticket per IIT student ID
11:55am (24 hour event) @ MSV
Anime Night
8pm-10pm @ CSO Orchestra Hall
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ticket Sales start November 17 at 1PM for $15 ...1 ticket per IIT student ID
BOG MEETINGS: 1pm Mondays: MTCC Executive Conference Room
SCARLET FEVER MEETINGS: 9:10pm Tuesdays: UB Office
IMPACT MEETINGS: 1pm Wednesdays Room 516 (by post office) &
Interested in UB?
Want to program sweet events?!
1pm Thursdays: UB Office
UB General Body Meetings
1:00 PM every Tuesday prize and competition
MTCC Auditorium
before the meeting
Also, come to every GB meeting for a chance to enter into raffle!
Check out ou r n e w w e b s i t e a t u b . i i t . e d u!
& Latest updates on upcoming events
BECCA WATERLOO ae@technewsiit.com
| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
BAPS celebrates Diwali in the Chicago suburbs
By Kushan Trivedi
Diwali – The Festival of Lights, is celebrated
on the final day of the traditional Hindu (Indian) calendar. Diwali marks the celebration
of Lord Rama returning back to Ayodhya after
defeating the evil ruler of Lanka, Raavana, the
festival signifying the victory of Good over the
Evil. It is considered as one of the cherished
celebrations in India, expressing the most ancient and valued sentiments for an ancient culture through a dazzling display of dance, lights,
music and worship.
Compassion and care for Mother Nature
have been enshrined in the ancient Hindu
scriptures for millennia. What more opportune time to reiterate this message to the Hindu community within the Chicagoland area
than at the beginning of their New Year? – a
time traditionally set aside for new resolutions.
With this in mind, this year’s Diwali and
New Year celebrations at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bartlett, IL, on Saturday
November 6th was themed “Ahimsa Paramo
Dharam - Go Veg…Go Green…” Through a
series of eye-opening presentations, thousands
of Hindus who visited the temple on that day
were informed of the positive impact of a vegetarian diet on the environment.
“Hindu scriptures,” explained Vinod Shah,
a volunteer at the Mandir, “have always taught
us to respect Nature, and have enjoined us to
pray and act in a way that promotes peaceful,
sustainable coexistence with all of God’s creation.”
The presentations included a series of posters, 3D exhibits, along with multimedia pre-
sentations. They even invoked teachings from
ancient scriptural texts that were aligned with
facts from the world’s leading environmental
scientists as well as words of personal wisdom
from some of the world’s most renowned politicians and celebrities.
“I have been a participant of these celebrations for the past three years,” said Philip
Thayer of Keokuk, Iowa. “However, this year I
want to make a change by going vegetarian,” he
resolved. Mr. Thayer was just one of hundreds
who made similar resolutions as a mark for the
New Year. A breathtaking array of hundreds of
vegetarian dishes was offered to the sacred deities in the main prayer hall as a part of the Annakut (Mountain of Food) celebrations. Annakut celebrations at the temple also reflected
the Ahimsa Paramo Dharam theme.
“The BAPS Complex in Bartlett has become a center of unity and volunteerism in
the community. It is spreading the message
of peace and togetherness. I feel proud of the
work and spirit of all the volunteers who have
made this possible,” noted the Consul General
of India in Chicago, Mrs. Mukta Dutta Tomar.
The celebration was even graced by the presence of State Senator John Milner, Mayor of
Bartlett, Michael Kelly and Alexian Brothers
Hospital CEO, John Werrbach. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, Mayor Kelly even
commented, ”Nothing is even close to these
celebrations in Bartlett. Nothing is even one
one-hundredth of this.”
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
on November 5th
Greektown restaurants: Opaa!
By Rebecca Waterloo
It’s Mid November already; finals are approaching along with the holidays, and a massive amount of free time (what’s that?). This
means that before you know it, you will have
plenty of reasons to branch out and taste a new
part of Chicago, more specifically Greek town.
The corner of Halsted and Adams contains two
special restaurants, Santorini and the Greek
Islands, both spectacular restaurants that will
guarantee you authentic Greek food, a full
stomach, and happy taste buds when you’re
Both restaurants have similar food options,
prices and great service, it just depends on the
type of environment you enjoy. Santorini is a
smaller scale restaurant, but does not skimp on
the menu offerings.
On a Friday or Saturday night, expect a 10
to 15 minute wait as neither restaurant takes
reservations. For the 21+ crowd, be sure to order a glass of Rodity’s rosé wine at the bar. A
recommended appetizer at any Greek restaurant would definitely be Saganaki, a flaming
cheese flambé. The presentation of this cheese
is entertaining; the waiters light the cheese on
fire on a platter in front of you and yell ‘OPAA!’.
The cheese is then tamed by the squeeze of a
lemon, and it is encouraged to eat it shortly after while it’s still hot.
Traditional Greek dishes include Spana-
kotiropita (a spinach and feta pilling in a flaky
crust), Pastichio (my personal favorite, being
a Greek style lasagna with macaroni and angus beef baked in a lamb béchamel sauce) or of
course a Mousaka (Traditional recipe of baked
eggplant, ground meat and potato casserole
topped with béchamel sauce). Vegetarian options are available, like a Vegetarian Mousaka,
numerous Greek pastas, and the Spanakortiropita.
A classic Greek dessert would be Baklava
(layers of greek fillo and crushed nust), Galaktobouriko (a greek fillo with custard) or be
open to try a delicious bowl of rice pudding.
Greek Islands offers a very similar menu,
but a larger space with a lot of Greek décor,
including multiple levels similar to the type of
white stucco buildings in the islands of Greece.
In terms of pricing, be sure to budget starting from 15 going up to 30 dollars as all of
these dishes, drinks, appetizers and desserts
add up. I would suggest using these restaurants
as a special occasion destination such as anniversaries, birthdays, holiday get together’s or
dinners with old friends.
To get there, take the Halsted (8) bus up
north to Adams and it will drop you off right
in front of both restaurants. The restaurants
complement each other well, standing on the
north and south corners across the street from
each other. You can’t miss them!
Santorini: 138 S Halsted St
Greek Islands: 200 S Halsted St
What’s playing on
Ryan Kamphuis’s playlist?
What’s playing on your playlist? Email us at ae@technesiit.com
Saganaki being cooked (Courtesy flickr.com/ieatstars)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 |
BECCA WATERLOO ae@technewsiit.com
New Chicago Publishes website
Over the last weekend, the Chicago Publishes website was launched by the Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs’ Industry Programs (CDCA). The website is meant to be a
resource for local authors, readers, and others who are interested in the Chicago Literary Scene for information about publishing,
publishers, and Chicago Literary Events. Chicago has always been a significant source of
literary output, and the website seeks to be a
source of information about developments in
Chicago Publishing. Additionally, it provides
resources that will prove beneficial to everyone who is concerned with publishing (writers, editors, and publishers). Informed readers
will know that another CDCA website, the
ChicagoArtistsResource.org has already been
online since 2005, and has provided a host of
resources and networking opportunities for local artists (for example, the “Calls for Artists”
was a valuable resource). Along with the new
Chicago Publishes website, a Literary section
tab has also been added to the website. The
Chicago Publisher’s Gallery at the Chicago
Cultural Center is a parallel project with the
Chicago Publishes website.
Although the Chicago Publishes website
does not have anything similar to the “Calls for
Artists” (maybe a “Call for Writers” would be
nice?), it does have an extensive event calendar that lists publishing and literary events (see
picture). This will be valuable for those who are
interested in literary events of all types. Consider the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Friday, November 20th, 2010,
6 p.m. at Northeastern Illinois University, or
the Free Book Swap, next Monday, November
22 at The Rainbo Club, 1150 N. Damen at 4
PM. Apart from the Calendar, don’t forget to
check out the Blog section with articles such as
Copy Editing Advice from Carol Fisher Saller
and the Features section. The website has a
clean design, nice colors, and not-a-barrage of
content and this makes for user-friendliness.
However, it would be good to see more actual
resources added to the Resources tab. One
hopes that this is still early days and with time
the website will expand.
Although there have been some voices of
discontent raised from the Independent Literary Scene in Chicago, which say this is “too
little too late”, or that this is a case of the “City
of Chicago Turning the Local Lit Scene Into A
Tourist Attraction”, it is easy to disagree. If it is
something that attracts tourists, there should
be no harm in that, and in the meantime for
people unaware of much of the happenings
around the City of Chicago, it is a useful resource. The City doing “too little” is still better
than the City doing nothing at all.
The new website (Courtesy Udayan Debasis Das)
By Udayan Debasis Das
Illinois Tech A Cappella:
Blowin’ It Up Like It’s
Friday, November 19
IIT Tower Auditorium at 10 W. 35th Street
Featuring: Crown Joules, X-Chromotones, and TechTonics
Performing songs from Mumford and Sons to Paramore
and much, much more!
The show is FREE!
| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
BECCA WATERLOO ae@technewsiit.com
How to Chicago
The key to unlocking City Life
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Free admission and discounted shows
Shedd Aquarium , 1200 S Lake Shore Dr @ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St Brookfield, IL 60546 @ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Ice Skating Opens
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Classical Concert: Moran Katz, Clarinet and Amy J. Yang, Piano
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St @ 12:15 p.m.
Music Classes at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave
All day
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Ice Skating
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free admission and discounted shows
Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St Brookfield, IL 60546 @ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave @ 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Ice Skating
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Around the World Exhibition
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr @ 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Ice Skating
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly Band Concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Michigan avenue
Buy-one get-one free deal at participating Chipotles
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Ice Skating
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Studio Sundays
224 S Michigan Ave @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Ice Skating
Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St @ 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free admission and discounted shows
Shedd Aquarium , 1200 S Lake Shore Dr @ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free Book Swap
The Rainbo Club, 1150 N Damen @ 4:00 p.m.
Email photos to ae@technewsiit.com
Delts Beat SigEps for Greek
Football Championship
By Tim Lee
Coming into Sunday’s game with one loss
each, the Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities met again on Siegel Field for
the Greek football championship game. The
score, 26-14, hardly describes the tension in
the game as touchdowns were matched in alternating drives. A late touchdown throw near
the end of the second half pushed the Delts
ahead, but the SigEps still had one timeout left
and little field to cover. Pressured to throw on
fourth down as the clock wound down to two
seconds, the SigEps quarterback instinctively
launched the ball deep to the left post into single coverage, but defender Cody Fallico got to
the ball first and ran it back for a touchdown to
seal the Delts victory.
The SigEps, defending champions of seasons past, had moved the ball very efficiently in
each of their drives, scoring twice through the
air. They had run well, using different forms of
the screen to get the ball down the field without risking an interception. Throwing against
the Delts have often backfired for most houses,
either throwing it into the hands of their defense or otherwise incomplete.
On the Delts side of the ball, running and
throwing both produced positive yards. The
SigEps defense put tremendous pressure on
quarterback Bill Lange, but he managed to get
rid of the ball before getting sacked. At the
end of the first half, the score was 14-6, the
Delts trailing. With perseverance and a handful of basic plays, the underdog Delts pushed
forward into the SigEps territory, eventually
pulling together a scoring drive and two points
afterward to make the score 14-14. The SigEps
were fruitless in their next drive, but ran the
clock down to under two minutes left in the
The Delts regained possession and threw
safer passes. Running the ball was limited because of clock movement, so they had decided
to keep the ball out of the defenders hands but
also moving towards the end zone. In two
plays, they gained an advantage in field position and pressed into the SigEps red zone,
then scored on the play right after, the score
now 20-14. With less than a minute left on the
clock, the SigEps opted to throw the ball deep
to tie the game, the very last play resulting in a
pick six to end the game.
Shortly thereafter, the Alpha Sigma Phi
fraternity played against the Kappa Phi Delta
sorority for the third place position. They won,
by SallyTuesday,
York and
Myles Mellor
16, 2010 |
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45. Call a koala an elk, e.g.
48. Chipper
49. Secrets
50. Arctic bird
51. TV doc
54. She beat Bo Bice
58. And others, for short
59. ‘80s rock band
60. As such
61. Gym set
62. 1987 Costner role
63. Myers and Douglas
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1. Certain bird
6. Keats, for one
10. “The Sound of Music”
14. Antipasto morsel
15. Biblical preposition
16. Gloss
17. George’s aunt
20. Calendar abbr.
21. Puzzle
22. Put something on
23. Blast from the past
26. Reduces friction
27. Contradicted
29. Arouse desire
30. Bouquet
31. “___ No Sunshine”
32. “A pox on you!”
35. “Stony End” singer
39. Numbskull
40. Irritate
41. Salsa, for one
42. Mark
44. Colorful bird
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14. Antipasto morsel
15. Biblical preposition
16. Gloss 4
22. Put something on
23. Blast from
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26. Reduces friction
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10. Ancient meeting places
13. Eye sores
18. All fired up
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12. Newbie, of sorts
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19. Aces, sometimes
24. Arm or leg
25. Abby address?
26. Romance, e.g.
27. Cake with a kick
28. “-zoic” things
29. Deed
31. Line to the audience
32. Needlepoint, e.g.
33. Ancient Andean
34. “Our Time in ___”
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36. Speech of old Syria
37. Matinee ___
38. Handel oratorio
42. “St. Elsewhere” singer,
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43. Eastern royal
44. Tip for the dealer
45. Court officer
46. Fit to be tied
47. Deep-six
48. Disloyal one
50. Cuckoos
52. Cheat, slangily
53. Lofty lines
55. Fair ___ doctrine
56. Engine speed, for short
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3. Stains
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5. “Losing My Religion”
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6. Blender button
7. Black stone
8. “Yadda, yadda, yadda”
9. Bear
10. Ancient meeting places
11. Floor coverings
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Puzzle 1 (Very hard, difficulty rating 0.86)
19. Aces, sometimes
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The First Day of the Rest of My Life
Generated by http://www.opensky.ca/~jdhildeb/software/sudokugen/ on Sun Nov 14 17:45:28 2010 GMT. Enjoy!
By Adin Goings
Math Weekly Problem Competition
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In a country, the combined salary of the top 10% most paid people is equal to the
combined salary of the rest 90% of the population. Is it possible that in each state of
this country, the combined salary of any 10% people from this state does not exceed
11% of the entire state salary?
Join the competition!
The Department of Applied Mathematics and IIT SIAM Student Chapter is organizing a
weekly campu-wide math competition for undergraduate students.
• Every Tuesday, grab a copy of TechNews or visit http://math.iit.edu/~weeklyproblem
to view the problem of the week.
• Submit the solution to weeklyproblem@math.iit.edu by Friday 5pm
• The author(s) of the first correct solution(s) will receive a monetary prize.
For more details view the official web site http://math.iit.edu/~weeklyproblem.
Become a Math Club member today and you will receive the problem by email.
Good Luck! Have fun and enjoy Mathematics!
| Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Swimming and Diving team continue to improve season
GRAEME PORT sports@technewsiit.com
By Melanie Koto
On Saturday afternoon, the Scarlet Hawks hosted Lindenwood University in a dual meet. Both teams fell to Lindenwood,
the Men’s 90.5 to 133.5, and the Women’s team 36 to 142, but
both teams posted some impressive swims.
The 400 yard medley relay of sophomores Matthew Rosenfeld, Eric Grunden, junior Keiji Halloway and sophomore Max
Ramminger took 2nd with a final time of 3:42.19. In the Men’s
1650 (mile) junior Ryan Tapak took 2nd with a 19:41.50, and senior Mario Alvarez took 3rd with a 27:00.61. Freshman Aimee
Dewante took 2nd for the Women’s team with a 19:17.45. In
the 200 yard freestyle, freshman Yoni Pruzansky (1:49.71) and
Grunden (1:52.41) took 2nd and 3rd for the Men’s team, and junior Melanie Koto took 1st for the women’s side with a 2:05.25.
In the Men’s 50 yard freestyle, sophomore Max Ramminger out
touched Lindenwood’s Djemail Ashruf 1st by 0.04 seconds for
1st, finishing with a 21.36. Freshman Michael Bodzay took 2nd
in the 400 yard IM with a 4:19.34 and freshman Felipe Bergh
took 3rd with a 4:30.64 for the Men’s team, while junior Morgan Curran took 3rd for the Women’s team with a 4:59.88. For
1 meter diving, sophomore Ian McNair took 1st with a score
of 269.50 and freshman Jeff West took 2nd with a score of
190.85. Senior Joe Muchna took 2nd in the 200 yard butterfly
with a 2:04.64. In the 100 yard freestyle Ramminger took 1st
with a 46.34, and Curran took 2nd for the Women’s team with
a 1:00.90. In 3 meter diving McNair took 1st again (272.90) and
West placed 2nd (171.85). Grunden tied for 2nd in the 200 yard
breaststroke with a 2:21.66, and Dewante also took 2nd with a
2:38.13 for the Women’s team. The Men’s 400 yard freestyle relay
of Pruzansky, Halloway, senior Tomasz Chojnacki and Bodzay
took 2nd with a 3:20.81, as did the Women’s team of Dewante,
junior Andrea Zuniga, freshman Abby Maze and Koto with a
time of 3:54.69.
A week earlier on November 5th, the Scarlet Hawks travelled to Naperville to swim against North Central College. The
Men’s team destroyed the Cardinals simply by outnumbering
them, scoring 76 to their 8 points. The Women’s team had a
close meet with the Cardinals, but lost 40 to 44 in the end.
The Men’s 200 yard medley relay, made up of sophomores
Michael Keane, Jeff Grindel, Halloway and Pruzansky took 1st
(Photo by Melanie Koto)
with a time of 1:44.15 and the team of sophomore Peter Lao,
senior Bryce Swillum, freshman Luke Strenski and junior Dylan
Maus took 2nd with a 1:56.03. In the 200 yard freestyle, Koto
took first with a time of 2:07.68 Maze took 3rd with a time
of 2:13.03. On the Men’s side, Bodzay and Chojnacki went 1
and 2, finishing with times of 1:52.41 and 1:57.93 respectively.
Grunden took 1st in the 50 yard freestyle with a 22.78, followed
closely by Pruzansky in 2nd with a 22.82. Curran took 1st in
the 200 yard IM with a 2:22.78 for the women’s team and Bergh
took 1st for the Men with a 2:09.28. In the 100 yard butterfly,
Dewante took 1st with a 1:04.03 and Halloway took 1st for the
Men’s team with a 53.81. Junior Julia Duarte took 2nd in the
Women’s 100 yard freestyle with a 1:02.09, and Pruzansky took
1st for the Men (50.19) followed closely by Grunden (50.21) and
Stresnski (51.00). Zuniga and Maze took 1st and 2nd in the 100
yard backstroke with times of 1:04.85 and 1:11.19 respectively,
and freshman Arya Mohaimani took 1st for the Men’s team
in the event with a 1:00.04. Dewante took 1st in the 500 yard
freestyle (5:37.55) and Muchna did as well for the Men’s team
(5:25.35) followed by Tapak in 2nd (5:44.00). Curran took 2nd
in the 100 yard breaststroke for the Women’s team and Duarte
took 3rd, with 1:10.93 and 1:16.94, and Muchna and Grindel
went 1 and 3 for the Men’s team with 1:05.53 and 1:06.69. The
Men’s 200 yard freestyle relay of Mohaimani, Bodzay, Keane and
Chojnacki took 1st with a 1:32.79, and the team of Maus, Tapak,
Swillum and Strenski took 2nd with a 1:37.81.
This weekend the Hawks will swim a three day, six session
meet at the University of Chicago.
Women’s Volleyball fall to TIU
in playoff quarter final
By Kayla Heller
The Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball
teamed played their first game in the CCAC
conference tournament last Friday; unfortunately, it also turned out to be the girls’ last
game of the season. After previously being
defeated by TIU in their first conference
game of the year, the Hawks were looking
to come out and take revenge upon the TIU
Trojans. The match started off well with a
game one win 25-23, but from then on the
Trojans took control and won the next two
games 21-25 and 19-25. In the beginning of
the final game, senior outside hitter Noelle
Bennett (Belvidere, IL) suffered a heartbreaking injury, which ended up postponing the
game while the team waited for an ambulance.
When the game began again, the Hawks could
not pull out the win – losing the final game 1825.
Before she was carried away, Bennett contributed 3 kills and 14 defensive digs in the
match, while freshman outside hitter Kate Kendall (Naperville, IL) led the team with 19 kills.
Junior middle blocker Kayla Heller (Dixon, IL)
added 7 kills and 5 blocks for the Hawks, while
sophomore setter Rebecca Bograd (Lemont,
IL) accumulated 32 set assists and 12 defensive
digs. Senior Alyssa Walter (Chicago, IL) also
chipped in 17 digs in the loss.
Women’s Soccer eliminated in
playoff quarter final
Stephanie Lucas (Photo by Melanie Koto)
Senior qualifies for National cross country meet
By Melanie Koto
Last Saturday, the cross country team competed in the CCAC conference championship
meet in Elgin, hosted by Judson University.
Both teams finished 5th, the Men’s out of 10
and the Women’s out of 9 teams overall.
In the women’s 5k, senior Stephanie Lucas
took 9th overall out of 100 runners with a final
National qualifying time of 18:39.45. Freshman Jordan Kelch took 2nd for the Hawks,
finishing 30th with a 19:51.55. Senior Brooke
Jeffcoat came in next (20:16.51) followed closely by junior Maddy Jensen (20:23.23). Senior
Erin Skovrc (21:09.35), junior Claudia Garcia
(21:29.09) and sophomore Teresita Pineda
(21:49.67) also scored for the Lady Hawks.
Freshmen Brianne Walker (21:59.40), Veron-
ika Hannink (22:03.11) and Erin Chapman
(26:18.43) also competed for the Hawks at
the meet.
For the Men’s 8k, sophomore Zach Gates
came in 1st for the Hawks, finishing 10th
overall out of 109 runners with a 25:51.43.
Junior Brock Williams came in 2nd for the
Hawks with a 26:34.14. Junior Phil Theisen,
freshman Andrew Montague and junior
Kenny Murphy came in back to back to back
with times of 26:57.66, 26:59.03 and 26:59.09.
Freshman Phil Cano (27:31.61) and senior
Kevin Acacio (27.47.95) also scored for the
Men’s team. Sophomore Derek Burge-Beckley (28:21.86), senior Ciaran Shaughnessy
(28:46.38) and freshman John Pasowicz
(30:38...83) also ran at the meet.
The National meet will be held at the Fort
Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash., on Saturday November 20.
By Heather Bickerton
The Illinois Tech Women’s soccer team’s
season ended last Saturday (Nov 6) when
they lost 2-0 away to Olivet Nazarene in the
quarter finals of the CCAC Playoffs. The
Hawks had a lot to prove to both the opposition and themselves as they returned to play
at Olivet for the second time this year - with
the team well beaten on their previous visit
(Oct 2) 6-0 - and despite a much improved
performance, the team unfortunately came
up a little short on the day.
In the first 30 minutes, the game was
a fairly even encounter, with neither team
producing any real goal scoring opportunities. Unfortunately for the Lady Hawks, a
lax 10 minutes in the first half cost the team
the game. The Tigers broke through in the
36th minute when, despite a goal line clearance, Michelle Davis found the back of the
net to open the scoring. Just 6 minutes later,
the home team doubled their lead when Janel Schmitt sent a shot flying off the post and
into the bottom corner of the Hawks goal. The
second half was fairly end to end and became
rather physical. However, the Hawks could not
produce any chances of note as Olivet held on
to advance in to the semi finals.
The team would like to thank all the fans
who travelled to support the side on Saturday,
and everyone who has supported the team
throughout the year. Saturday’s game was
the last collegiate match for 5 senior players,
whose effort and determination has been reflected throughout the team. The girls would
like to thank, captain Emily Kunkel (Detroit,
MI), Stephanie Salem (Maple Grove, MN),
Megan Meeke (Elmhurst, IL), Misa del Ninno
(Alexandra, VA) and Meagan Sarratt (Portage,
MI) for all their hard work, on and off the
pitch, which has contributed a great amount to
the continuing improvement of the Women’s
Soccer program here at IIT.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 |
GRAEME PORT sports@technewsiit.com
Conference individual award winners
By Graeme Port
On Saturday evening, the CCAC announced their 2010 All Conference teams, and
their individual award winners for Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball.
IIT were well represented in all three sports,
with a total of 12 individuals receiving recognition for their fantastic 2010 seasons.
In Men’s Soccer, the team picked up the
three major individual awards and had a total
of 7 players named to All-Conference teams.
Sophomore Liam Barrett (Felixstowe, England) won the Conference Player of the Year
award, and was named to the All-Conference
First Team. Freshman Robert Rixer (Perth,
Australia) picked up the Conference Freshman
of the Year award, and was named to the AllConference Second Team. Head Coach Denis Hamlet walked away with the Conference
Coach of the Year award, and a further five
players were named to All-Conference Teams:
Senior Luke Blakely (Leicester, England), senior Diego Dias (Campinas, Brazil), and senior
Aaran McEneff (Dublin, Ireland) were named
to the All-Conference First Team, and freshman Brendon Boucaud (St. Anns, Trinidad),
and junior Rob Ritchie Smith (Cottingham,
England) were named to the All-Conference
Second Team.
In Women’s Volleyball, Freshman Kate
Kendall (Naperville, IL) picked up the Conference Freshman of the Year Award, and was
named to the All-Conference First Team. Junior Kayla Heller (Harmon, IL), and senior
Noelle Bennett (Belvidere, IL) also received
individual recognition as they were named to
the All-Conference Second Team.
In Women’s Soccer, sophomore Lauren
Capuano (St. Charles, MO) was the only player to pick up an individual honor as she was
named to the All-Conference Second Team.
Congratulations to all of our individual
award winners for their fantastic performances
throughout their respective 2010 seasons.
Men’s Soccer
Record - (Overall - 14-6) (Conference 9-1) National Ranking #25
Wednesday 3 Nov
vs Saint Xavier
L 4-3
Wednesday 10 Nov
Playoff semi final vs Judson
W 2-1 (OT)
Saturday 13 Nov
L 2-1 (OT) - Playoff final vs Saint Xavier
Women’s Soccer
Record - (Overall - 8-10-1) (Conference 4-6)
Saturday 6 Nov
L 2-0 - Playoff quarter final @ Olivet Nazarene
Women’s Volleyball - Record - (Overall - 21-15)
(Conference 7-4)
Top Row: Lauren Capuano, Noelle Bennett, Kayla Heller, Kate Kendall, Rob Ritchie-Smith, and Brendon Boucaud,
Bottom Row: Aaran McEneff, Luke Blakely, Robert Rixer, Diego Dias, Liam Barrett, and Denis Hamlet.
Friday 5 Nov
L 3-1 - Playoff quarter final @ Trinity
Men’s Soccer
fall at the
final hurdle
for second
time in three
By Graeme Port
The joy of Wednesday nights 2-1 overtime semifinal victory over Judson University
turned to despair on Saturday evening as the
Hawks again fell in the CCAC Playoff final, the
second time in three seasons, in a devastating
2-1 overtime loss to St. Xavier University.
On Wednesday night, the Hawks turned in
arguably one of their best performances of the
year to defeat old rivals Judson University. The
Hawks dominated the first period of play but
were unable to find a break through, despite a
string of excellent chances. At the start of the
second half, Judson took an undeserved lead
when a saved Tom Kruse shot was eventually
turned in by Mike Tobie. Despite the set back,
the Hawks stuck to their game plan and with
just 13 minutes remaining the team finally
got the equalizer that their play merited. After
striker Diego Dias was fouled just outside the
Judson penalty box, midfielder Rob RitchieSmith curled a fantastic right footed free kick
into the top corner of the net to level the game
at 1-1. That was how things would remain at
the end of 90 minutes as the game went into
golden goal overtime. The Hawks took just 5
minutes to grab the decisive goal, when Diego
Dias headed a Ritchie-Smith corner into the
back of the Judson net to send the Hawks players, and fans, into ecstatic celebration.
Wednesday nights semi final victory saw
the Hawks through to the Playoff final on Sat-
Liam Barrett (7) and David Rojo (6) challenge for a cross against Judson in the CCAC semi final (Photos by Melanie Koto)
urday against Saint Xavier. Ironically, the game
turned out to be the exact opposite of the semi
final game. This time it was the Hawks who
struck first, when Robert Rixer expertly converted a penalty kick to give the home team a
1-0 half time lead. In the second half, the wind
picked up and began to blow directly towards
the Hawks goal, which gave a significant advantage to the visiting team. With just half
an hour remaining Ryan Clemens grabbed
an equalizing goal for the visitors when he
smashed the ball home after a long throw
caused havoc in the Hawks penalty box. 1-1
was how the game would remain at the end of
90 minutes, however, this time it was to be the
visiting team that would grab the all important
overtime goal, when substitute Ernad Dzananovic fired a shot passed Jared Svaldi in the
Hawks goal to win the game 2-1 for St. Xavier.
The loss consigns the Hawks to their second playoff final loss in the last three season,
with the team having lost their only other final
appearance in 2008 to Judson University 3-1.
After a fantastic 2010 season, which saw the
team win their second league championship
in the programs history, the Men’s soccer team
will be devastated to have once again missed
out on an appearance at the National tournament.
The team would like to thank all of the fans
who turned out to support the team on Saturday evening, and everyone else who supported
the Hawks throughout the 2010 season.
3rd @7:30PM
(after IPRO Day)
sponsored by Campus Cru, IVCF & the SAF