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16 | February 16, 2017 | The Northbrook tower school School News UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Cohen added to dean’s list Gabrielle Cohen, of Northbrook, made the dean’s list for fall semester 2016. This distinction is conferred on students who earned at least 15 units and a 3.5 GPA in a semester. AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (IL) Grod, McDonaugh added to dean’s list Patricia Grod and John McDonaugh, both of Northbrook, were named to the dean’s list for the fall term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term. CORNELL COLLEGE Maksimovic earns honors Michael Maksimovic, of Northbrook, was one of more than 200 Cornell College students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Maksimovic earned Honors. Honors signifies a semester grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79; high honors signifies an average of 3.8 to 3.99; and highest honors signifies a 4.0 grade point average. UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON Five put on dean’s list Taylor Balk, Matthew Bermes, Theresa Finan, Courtney Ryan and Caitrin Holohan, of Northbrook, made the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester. UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Calise makes dean’s list Dante Calise, of Northbrook, has been named to the dean’s list for fall 2016. To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOL- OGY Lee earns spot on dean’s list Jun Yeob Lee, of Northbrook, made the dean’s list for fall 2016 at Georgia Tech. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD Doughty on dean’s list Austin Doughty, of Northbrook, was named to the University of Hartford dean’s list for fall 2016. ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY ISU names dean’s list honorees Northbrook natives Marco Beltrano, Amanda Ciss, Josephina De- Bartolo, Igor Gryniv, Amy Hernandez, Margaret Linforth, Kasey Ockerlund, Eli Shiman and Dahyun Suk all made the dean’s list for fall 2016. Five graduate with degrees Amanda Ciss, Daisy Hernandez, Margaret Linforth, Kasey Ockerlund and Eli Shiman all graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees. Ciss, Linforth and Ockerlund earned their degrees in education. UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Multiple locals named to dean’s list Connor Ayres, Rachel Becker, Erin Blumenthal, Anthony Forchetti, Angela Fulgencio, Grace Gasaway, Jamie Kramer, George Kushashvili, Alexi Rabin, Margaret Rechtoris, Cynthia Robison, Kathryn Schmidt and Robert Schnurr, all of Northbrook, made the University of Iowa fall dean’s list. Hawkeyes graduate Rachel Ellis, Grace Gasaway and Andrew Sotter, all of Northbrook, earned degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the fall semester. Elli received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Gasaway received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Sotter received a Bachelor of Arts in History. Kramer recognized for excellence Jamie Kramer, a University of Iowa student from Northbrook, was named to president’s list for the fall 2016 semester. The president’s list was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average (4.0 is an A) in all academic subjects for the preceding two semesters, with a total of at least 12 semester hours of credit per semester during that period. Approximately 300 students were named to the president’s list for the fall 2016 semester. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Koretz, Petrich on dean’s list Dana Koretz and Amara Petrich, both of Northbrook, made the fall dean’s list at Kent State. Undergraduate students who obtain a 3.4 GPA or higher while maintaining 12 or more credit hours during the spring qualify to receive this honor. MAPLE SCHOOL Poms team takes first The 10-member Maple School Poms Squad earned first place in the dance division at the Gemini Cheer Extreme Competition held on Saturday, Jan. 21. MIAMI UNIVERSITY Joyce honored on president’s list Joseph Joyce was named to the Miami University fall 2016 president’s list. Miami University students who are ranked in the top 3 percent of undergraduate students within each division for for semester 2016-17 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence. Two make dean’s list Anne Fogel and Morgan Compher, of Northbrook, have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance. Students on the list achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for first semester 2016-2017. UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Horwitz earns high honors Lauren Horwitz, of Northbrook, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for earning high honors for the fall 2016 semester. Horwitz is majoring in athletic training. Students named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT Bernstein on dean’s list Zachary Bernstein, of Northbrook, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at the University of Vermont. Bernstein is majoring in data science in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN- MADISON Weissman recognized Alexa Weissman, of Northbrook, made the dean’s list at the UW- Madison School of Education. Those honored have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN- WHITEWATER Three named to dean’s list Braselina Sabini, Alexa Rosenzweig and Chiara D’Orazi were all recognized on the dean’s list for their performance fall semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester. WORCESTER ACADEMY Yoons among academic honorees Alissa Yoon and Michelle Yoon, of Northbrook, were recognized for their achievement in the 2016-17 school year. Alissa Yoon earned first honors and Michelle Yoon was named to the headmaster’s list. School News is compiled by Editor Matt Yan, matt@north sound off the northbrook tower | February 16, 2017 | 17 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From as of Feb. 13 1. Once paralyzed, senior makes triumphant return to pool 2. New restaurant is owner’s ‘love song’ to Northbrook 3. News From Your Neighbors: Stolen vehicle used in hit and run, three schools put on lockdown 4. Hall of Fame coach kicks off book tour at Winkelman 5. Ban stirs terrible memories for Holocaust survivors Become a Tower Plus member: From the Editor The times they are a-changin’ Matt Yan Immigration bans. Virtual reality goggles. Self-driving cars. The current state of things often feels like it’s been swiped from the future and misplaced in our timeline. Who would have thought a reality TV star would become our president? Who could have imagined that autonomous vehicles would be on the road? If you went back a decade ago and told someone these things, they’d have laughed you out of the room. It would have seemed too far-fetched. Nothing seems that way anymore. “There’s no such thing as a sure thing,” someone once told me. I should’ve listened. If you think it’s only going to go one way, you’re probably wrong. That’s why I don’t believe downtown Northbrook is a lost cause. It’s seemed like an intractable problem for some time now, the area unable to attract the businesses or foot traffic to maintain a vibrant atmosphere. With the addition of two new restaurants with outdoor seating (Story on Page 3), the public consensus should trend positive. Again, an improved downtown isn’t a sure thing. But it is possible with the addition of Lucky Fish on Shermer and Jar Bar, owned by the Geffens and Firsels, respectively. They and their colleagues downtown are proof that Northbrook is packed with dedicated local business owners committed to making the area, shall we say, great again. It’s a sign that our community is stronger together, when we aim to make this a downtown for everyone, not just the 1 percent who eat ice cream in the winter. I have a dream that downtown Northbrook 10 years from now will be incomprehensibly better, so much so that if someone time-traveled backward to us now, we wouldn’t believe their tales of how great it’s become. My fellow Northbrookers, these new restaurants and the new retail/apartment building under construction next to Kamehachi are a sign of better things to come. A future we can all believe in. Isn’t that something we can all get on board with? Letters to the Editor Stories give us example to live by Two articles in the Jan. 26 edition of The Tower stand out for showing how people in Northbrook are impacted by and can impact those around us: the tribute to Rudy Loosa and the article about the proposed sober living facility. Rudy Loosa, whom I saw regularly as Northbrook Park District posted this photo of the annual Daddy Daughter dance on Feb. 3. Like The Northbrook Tower: Congratulations to our INSPIRED #Dance Company who had an awesome weekend at their first competition of the... North Suburban YMCA tweeted about its dance team’s success on Feb. 10. Follow The Northbrook Tower: @northbrooktower go figure 11 An intriguing number from this week’s edition Number of residents that would be allowed in a group home if a special permit is approved (Page 6). nfyn From Page 12 food, but few are aware his wife, Joan, became known as a world-class philanthropist. It was Joan Kroc’s donation of $225 million to NPR that moved veteran reporter and author Lisa Napoli to research her background and write a book, “Ray and Joan,” published late in he delivered mail in District 28, brought his joy to those on his route. He created bonds of community and love. Can we imagine how our community be changed for the better if the rest of us shared more smiles and love, too! The proposed sober living facility wants to create a place where people 2016. Napoli discussed her book and related many of the secrets of the McDonald’s story — from how Ray’s billions were acquired to why Joan gave the money away — Feb. 8 at the Highland Park Library. Reporting by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter. Full story at in recovery can benefit from living in a community whose social interactions do not center around going to the corner bar or abusing other substances to relax. Those commissioners and others who listened to the facts and chose them over fears show compassion and recognition that we all, likely each of us, knows someone who could benefit from that kind of place right now. Let’s keep those someones in our community and not send them elsewhere. Let’s look for the spiritual principles underpinning such decisions and practice the Golden Rule, as Rudy did. Mary Hansen Northbrook resident The Northbrook Tower Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Northbrook Tower encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Northbrook Tower reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Northbrook Tower. Letters that are published do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Northbrook Tower. Letters can be mailed to: The Northbrook Tower, 60 Revere Drive ST 888, Northbrook, IL, 60062. Fax letters to (847) 272-4648 or email to matt@