DAILYORANGE.COM hi 19° | lo THURSDAY 13° january 24, 2013 t h e i n de pe n de n t s t u de n t n e w spa pe r of s y r acuse , n e w yor k Water pipe bursts on Marshall INSIDE NEWS Putting out the fire The fire station closest to the Hill area may close due to budget cuts. Page 3 By Nicki Gorny ASST. NEWS EDITOR INSIDE OPINION Teamwork SA is implementing changes in order to be a more effective student government. Page 5 INSIDE PULP Attack of the drones courtesy of engineers without borders SU’s Engineers Without Borders works on a construction project in Kenya. Shortly after the SU chapter was started in 2007, the organization adopted the Kenya Project and made plans to renovate an orphanage in Kinangop. Stepping out Newhouse professor Dan Pacheco shows off drones and sparks discussion. Page 11 SU’s Engineers Without Borders goes beyond classroom to improve underprivileged communities INSIDE SPORTS Bigger issue Syracuse’s lowpost struggles in a key stretch of Big East play have shifted the scoring burden to the back court. Page 20 firstname.lastname@example.org @Nicki_Gorny By Shelby Netschke I A water pipe burst at Tony Christopher Hair Design on Wednesday night, setting off an alarm at Chipotle Mexican Grill, located below the hair salon. Five Syracuse Fire Department vehicles responded to the alarm activation at about 10:30 p.m., said Bob Cussen, SFD district chief. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a broken water pipe on the second floor had triggered the alarm. Firefighters shut off the water and brought in shop vacuums to get rid of the water, Cussen said. The water also caused some problems at Chipotle after seeping through the ceiling, Cussen said. A few people were in Chipotle at the time, Cussen said, but no one was in the hair salon. No one was ever in any danger. Cussen said the owner of Tony Christopher had been notified about the incident and was on his way to the scene. The owner of Chipotle declined to comment. Fifteen minutes after the pipe burst, several Chipotle employees were still inside the restaurant. STAFF WRITER nside the classroom, Syracuse University engineering students learn to improve infrastructures. Outside the classroom, they learn to improve lives. “I am on a personal mission to convince all engineers that all engineering projects in some way are public health projects because engineers are meant to serve people,” said Shannon Magari, who helped start the Engineers Without Borders chapter at SU and is an adjunct professor in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science. Since the group was founded in fall of 2006, EWB has spent thousands of dollars and grueling hours on engineering projects that better underprivileged communities in places such as Kenya and Guatemala. The SU chapter of EWB was presented with an Unsung Hero Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday for its chari- table engineering work. “EWB is an international organization comprised of people who aren’t just engineers, but want to use engineering as a means to help other people,” said Scott Anthes, a senior in L.C. Smith and EWB president. The group first locates a community, either in the United States or an international site, that shows some engineering SEE ENGINEERS PAGE 9 connective corridor Officials prepare for phases 2, 3 of project By Dara McBride DEVELOPMENT EDITOR As the Connective Corridor enters phases two and three of construction this summer, community members can expect to see minor projects underway within the next few weeks — including the repair of broken lights along University Avenue. Elements of public art, green infrastructure and improved transportation will continue into the next phases, Owen Kerney, deputy director of the city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, said Wednesday morning during a public information session at The Warehouse. “This is more than just a streetscape reconstruction and there’s a lot of additional elements that we feel are important and are recognized on a national basis as unique and worth supporting,” Kerney said. The Connective Corrwidor, introduced by Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy SEE CORRIDOR PAGE 6 sam maller | asst. photo editor Firefighters respond to an alarm activation at Chipotle Mexican Grill on Marshall Street on Wednesday night.