Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Will You Ever © Kaitlyn M. Yawn

I don't think you will
Ever fully understand
How you've touched my life and made me who I am
I don't think you could ever know
Just how truly special you are
That even on the darkest nights
You are my brightest star
You've allowed me to experience something very hard to find
Unconditional love that exists
In my body soul and mind
I don't think you could ever feel
All the love I have to give
And I'm sure you'll never realize
You've been my will to live
You are an amazing person
And without you I don't know where I'd be
Having you in my life
Completes and fulfills every part of me.


Friday, December 13, 2013

What I Write Is What I like


I like girls smart and small,
I like boys brave and tall.
I like babies who don’t squall,
I like kittens that curl up like a ball.
I like to walk in a shopping mall,
I like to listen to music in a concert hall.
I like to be as innocent as a doll,
I like to celebrate the season of Fall.
Summer is fine with solid green,
The sweetest season is spring,
Fall is perfect, I mean,
Winter is O. K. with silvery sheen.
What I write
Is what I like,
What I like
Is what I write.


Monday, November 25, 2013

The Daily Northwestern > Campus > Events > Students get creative to raise money for Dance Marathon

The Daily Northwestern > Campus > Events > Students get creative to raise money for Dance Marathon

Students get creative to raise money for Dance Marathon

November 24, 2013

The Dance Marathon fundraising season has begun at Northwestern, and dancers have already been doing their best to fill cans with spare change.
Some students and groups, however,decided to stray from that well-worn path and have come up with unique ideas to raise funds for this year’s charity, Team Joseph, which supports research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here are a few ways DM teams are thinking outside the can to raise the necessary money by the start of DM, scheduled for March 7-9.

Bringing munchies to you

Weinberg freshman Jacob Rosenblum has been taking advantage of NU students’ late-night cravings with his delivery service, Hungry, Lazy & Craving Fran’s. Taking orders through text, Rosenblum will bring orders anywhere on South campus, with a $1 surcharge to benefit the Willard Residential College DM team. He said since he began about a week ago, he has made about $80 over four nights.
“I walk there, so when I get there I’m wind-bitten and sweaty," Rosenblum said. "Usually people feel bad and donate more or tell me to keep the change."
Rosenblum credits Weinberg sophomore Sam Madvig with the idea, but he has had extensive fundraising experience himself. In high school, he started his own dance marathon, which drew 800 dancers to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“I love when hundreds of people come together to achieve one cause,” he said.
Rosenblum is also on the DM dancer relations committee and is the DM liaison to Willard.
Hungry, Lazy & Craving Fran’s delivers Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Skills for sale

People are tapping into their talents to fundraise for Northwestern University Marching Band’s DM team. Each year, the NUMB team sets up an auction for its dancers to sell things like hand-knit scarves and blankets, home-cooked meals and even music lessons.
“It’s been successful in the past because people may make pillows or whatever and want to sell them, but they have no one to sell them to,” said Cameron Ulmer, a NUMB team captain. “This makes it really easy for them.”
The auction, which will be held during Winter Quarter, is open to everyone but mostly broadcast to members of NUMB, the Weinberg junior said. Funds from items sold go directly to the individual DM accounts of the seller.

Party cab

NU students have long frequented the Mark II in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, fondly termed "the Deuce." SESP sophomore Rachel Adler and Weinberg sophomore Steffi Brock-Wilson noticed the local landmark’s popularity when they started giving rides to friends and began requesting small donations to take them there. Deuce Taxi was born.
“People are excited that if they’re gonna spend money on a cab, they can now donate to DM too,” Adler said. “Plus, it’s also about the experience.”
“The experience” includes a guest book for riders to sign in, music and trivia during the ride. The suggested donation amount is $2 to $4, all of which goes toward the Project Wildcat DM team. Adler and Brock-Wilson both were counselors for PWild before the 2013-14 academic year and want to continue their involvement through DM.
“This is PWild’s first year having a team,” Brock-Wilson said. “A lot of the motivation behind it is that we think PWild has a lot of potential to raise money.”
Deuce Taxi has raised almost $200 in two weeks, Adler said, with an ultimate goal of $800.
Deuce Taxi takes appointments by phone and runs Thursday nights and Friday mornings from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Email: scottbrown2017@u.northwestern.edu
Twitter: @scottbrown545


Monday, November 18, 2013



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Administrative Associate
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Director, State Government Relations
Robert White
Health and Higher Education Policy Analyst robert.white@okstate.edu
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Administrative Associate


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Phone: 405-744-6494
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Associate General Counsel
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Associate General Counsel
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Assistant to General Counsel
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Administrative Associate


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Assistant Director of Internal Audits
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mermaid (Ramification) © divot

I bought a mermaid costume
Some how I lost the scales
Wore it Halloween night
And looked just like a whale

Thought I’d dress as Dracula
On my face a little blood
Tripped on a cape that’s to long
And now my name is mud

White curly locks like Bo peep
A staff there in my hand
All the old men gave me Snicker
As down the street I ran

Dressed as Richard Simons
Right down to the shorts
All I got was fruit
And exercise of course

Dressed up like the king
And you thought Elvis dead
Of coarse I couldn’t sing
Just shook my booty instead

Dressed up as a turkey
Last Thanksgiving day
Missed Halloween completely
What else can I say

So have a happy trick or treat
Use your imagination
But when it comes to costumes
I'm Think? Ramification

Friday, October 4, 2013

Patricia Francis Hilkert: Nu Family News

Hello Northwestern Families!
Now that we have wrapped up Wildcat Welcome for our new students, the Office of New Student and Family Programs is thrilled to gear up for Family Weekend for all Northwestern families, which is just around the corner! We could not be more excited for you to come back to Evanston to see your student and check out campus on October 18, 19 and 20.  We know you have been patiently waiting for a more detailed schedule for the weekend; and since game time has not yet been announced, we are still in the process of finalizing the plans. In the meantime, we wanted to provide you with a brief update regarding the weekend:
Friday October 18
  • Programming begins at 1:30 p.m. CST with each school or college hosting an event.  You will receive more details about each open house the week before Family Weekend. 
  • At 2:30 p.m., we are excited to offer class sessions with faculty members here at Northwestern.  The final details of these classes are still being determined.
  • Later afternoon will consist of various information sessions from various University offices such as the Study Abroad Office, Career Services, and Counseling Services. 
  • Families will also have the opportunity to tour fraternity and sorority housing or to attend a student experience panel.
  • Our evening programming will consist of the NU Revue, our Family Weekend student variety show.  NU Revue tickets are free and will be available at the Norris Box Office website beginning Friday, October 4th. There will be two showings on Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19

  • We invite you to attend the Family Weekend Tailgate which will start two-hours before kick-off.  Food tickets will cost $10 per person for both students and guests, and will be available at the Norris Box Office website beginning this Friday as well.
  • A Conversation with President Schapiro and University Administrators will take place either an hour before the tailgate or an hour after the game concludes, depending on the time of kick-off.  This event will give you an opportunity to both hear from President Schapiro and other top administrators on campus, as well as ask any questions you might have.
  • Finally, cheer on the Northwestern Wildcats as they take on Big Ten opponent University of Minnesota Gophers!  The time of the game will be announced closer to game day. Remember, students are provided a seat in the student section at each game; if you wish for your student to sit with you; you will need to purchase an additional ticket for him/her.  If you are still interested in purchasing game tickets or have questions about tickets you have already purchased, please call the Athletics Ticket Office at  888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775).

Sunday, October 20

  • Take part in the Krispy Kreme Run! During this one-of-a-kind 5K, you will have the opportunity to eat donuts at aid stations. For every donut you eat, you will have time subtracted from your running time. You don't have to eat any donuts if you don't want to!  All runners will receive tons of free products and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! Proceeds from the race go towards the Northwestern Triathlon Club and World Bicycle Relief.  For more information, please go to: http://www.northwesterntriathlon.com/krispy-kreme-5k.html  and to register for the race, go to:  http://nbo.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=76

In summary, the NU Revue and the Family Weekend Tailgate are the only two events that will require a ticket this year. Tickets can be obtained from the Norris Box Office website at  http://nbo.universitytickets.com starting this Friday, October 4.
Space for all of our other events will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have general questions about Family Weekend, or wish to register, you can visit the New Student and Family Programs website at www.northwestern.edu/orientation or call our office at (847) 467-6100. A final Family Weekend schedule will be released in the next week.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Go ‘Cats!
Patti                                                                                     Daniel
Patricia F. Hilkert                                                       Daniel S. MacKenzie
Director                                                                              Assiatnt Director/Family Weekend Coordinator
New Student and Family Programs                       New Student and Family Programs
Northwestern University                                            Northwestern University


Monday, September 2, 2013

On Obama’s Plan, a Message Emerges in Israel: Stay Quiet By JODI RUDOREN and ISABEL KERSHNER Published: September 1, 2013

 Conflict in Syria
New york times post

Israel’s ministers of defense and international affairs, who spoke out repeatedly last week, stayed silent on Sunday. Another member of Israel’s security cabinet canceled a news briefing scheduled for Monday, citing the delicate situation. Mr. Netanyahu himself issued a brief, bland statement saying Israel was “calm,” “self-assured” and “prepared for any scenario” before moving on to innocuous matters like wishing the world’s Jews a “good and blessed year.” 

Behind closed doors, Mr. Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that the situation was “evolving,” with “delicate matters” that he was managing “with discretion and responsibility,” and warned: “There is no room for private statements.” 

“I ask that you not act without consideration and irresponsibly toward our ally in order to capture a moment of glory,” Mr. Netanyahu said, according to someone who was there and spoke on the condition of anonymity. “These statements do not serve the citizens of Israel.” 

Israel has a great deal at stake in the American debate. Beyond the threats by Syria and its allies that they would retaliate against Israel for an American strike, Israel is gravely concerned about America’s waning influence in the Middle East. Israel sees Syria as a test case for Mr. Obama’s credibility in enforcing “red lines,” given his promise to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. 

At the same time, Israel has a powerful American lobby with bipartisan strength that could be uniquely positioned to help the White House shore up support in Congress. 

Yet there were no outward signs on Sunday that Israel would attempt to influence the outcome, and numerous experts on the Israel-American relationship said it would be deeply dangerous to try.
“It would be a mistake to overplay the Israeli interest,” said Itamar Rabinovich, who was Israel’s ambassador to the United States and also its chief negotiator with Syria in the 1990s. “It’s bad for Israel that the average American gets it into his or her mind that boys are again sent to war for Israel. They have to be sent to war for America.” 

Another former ambassador, Sallai Meridor, who served in Washington during the Iraq war, said Israel should share its analysis but not give advice, particularly if the debate breaks along party lines, as often happened during the Bush years. “The line may be hard to see, but you know if you crossed it,” Mr. Meridor said. “For a small nation like Israel, bipartisan support is a strategic asset.” 

Both Mr. Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry, have mentioned Israel’s needs as one justification for an attack on Syria. But some in Washington have already raised the specter of retaliatory missiles raining on Tel Aviv, as they did during the Persian Gulf war, as a reason not to strike. Michael B. Oren, Israel’s current ambassador to the United States, rebuffed that argument Sunday, saying in an interview, “Nobody can allege or assume that because of us America should not act.” Beyond that, Mr. Oren said, “the general disposition is not to be involved in this vote.” 

A spokesman for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, the main pro-Israel lobby, said Sunday that the group “won’t have comment for now.” Another advocate for Israel in Washington said people were waiting to see the White House strategy for the vote and how the debate unfolded before deciding what to do. Part of the hesitation comes from Jerusalem’s ambivalence about what outcome it prefers in the Syrian civil war.

“The only thing that is clear is that Israel will take the heat either way,” a senior Israeli government official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of Mr. Netanyahu’s directive. “If we remain on the sidelines, it will be seen as defiant criticism of President Obama. And if we don’t, it will be seen as interference. There is nothing we can do to come out clean.”

While Israel and its advocates seemed paralyzed by Mr. Obama’s move, analysts here generally condemned the decision to wait for Congressional approval, saying it weakened American leadership in the Middle East and made it more likely that Mr. Netanyahu would order Israeli military action against Iran on his own. Several experts said it was a significant setback, after months in which Jerusalem and Washington had seemed more in accord on the Iran question. 

“The punch line is that the more that Israel perceives the U.S. as hesitant, the more Israel will be pushed to deal alone with the Iranians, something that the U.S. really did not want,” said Michael Herzog, an Israel-based fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “People ask, ‘If this is the case on a relatively simple thing like striking Syria, how will they act against Iran?’ It deepens the question marks.” 


Ari Shavit, a columnist for the left-leaning daily newspaper Haaretz, said that Israel and others in the Middle East were being left with a “feeling of orphans,” wondering “if there is still a reliable parent in Washington who is really committed, who understands what’s going on and who is willing to act.”
Dan Gillerman, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, attacked Mr. Obama’s speech announcing that he would put the Syria question before Congress as “a very serious diplomatic and political fiasco reminiscent of the Carter days,” and said the enemies of Israel and the United States — especially in Tehran — were “gloating and celebrating.” 

“In Israel there is a lot of worry about whether we can really count on the United States,” Mr. Gillerman said. “The behavior of the U.S. and what it projects over the last few weeks has cast a very dark shadow and very serious doubt over that.”

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Solstice (Xia Zi)

Here in the lap of summer,
in the rain spreading memos, sharper,
The swallows fling,
The boy's cello string,
The day's spiraling thing,
Quiescence overlaps
one after another,
behind the blunt woods,
and blooms,
Both open and closed discussions
add colors to the morning,
Evil is not eliminated but
better understood,
Love is lit by the patience
and hound-like devotions.