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DAILYORANGE.COM hi 38° | lo THURSDAY 20° january 31, 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 INSIDENEWS INSIDEOPINION INSIDEPULP INSIDESPORTS ONLINE Speeding up Wi-Fi coverage in the Carrier Debatable approach Email is a better method Super bowl bites Go the extra yard this Coordination coronation Scott Shafer’s two top Climbing the ladder A former Syracuse manager Dome improves. Page 3 than texting and social media for recruiting. Page 5 year with delicious game time snacks. Page 14-15 assistants share a vision, style and past. Page 28 ‘I’ll always have my sisters’ 1910 1940’S continues his career as assistant coach at Lycoming College. Spruill, Rene appear in city court By Chris Iseman SPORTS EDITOR Syracuse football players Marquis Spruill and Steve Rene appeared in Syracuse City Court on Wednesday, stemming from their incident with Syracuse police in the early morning hours of Dec. 2. Attorney Christopher Burke of Syracuse University Student Legal Services told Judge Theodore Limpert that Spruill, a junior linebacker, is undergoing counseling. Burke asked for the case to be adjourned until March 18, at which point Spruill’s progress in counseling will be assessed. Burke said after the hearing that prosecutors want Spruill to plead guilty to at least one of the two charges he faces, which are of disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment. SEE COURT PAGE 12 As Pi Beta Phi prepares to leave campus, sisters, alumnae reflect on chapter’s history 1973 a lumni a ssoci ation President steps down, resigns 2 months early By Meredith Newman | Asst. News Editor A lmost 117 years ago, nine Syracuse University girls By Dara McBride started a secret society with a specific purpose: They DEVELOPMENT EDITOR wanted to be Pi Beta Phi sisters. Through word of mouth and family connections, the first New York Pi Phi chapter, known as the New York Alpha chapter, was formed on Feb. 11, 1896. As membership grew, the sisters began holding meetings on the third floor of the Hall of Languages, making dinners of fried chicken and Neapolitan ice cream at 732 Comstock Ave., and later hosting the first Eastern Pi Beta Phi Fraternity conference. By the time the 34 sisters settled into 210 Walnut Place in 1939, the Pi Phi chapter had established a name and home for themselves. The letter Tracy Gensler got two weeks ago was the hardest one to read. For the past 18 months, Gensler and her fellow Alpha alumnae sisters received letters from Pi Beta Phi headquarters, detailing the chapter’s recruitment issues and “the benchmarks” it wasn’t meeting. In the letter, Gensler learned the place she called home from 1980-1984 would be sold. The Pi Phi chapter announced last fall that it would not participate in spring recruitment and SEE PI BETA PHI PAGE 7 courtesy of su archives CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Three Pi Beta Phi sisters stand in front of 112 Waverly Ave. in 1910. Pi Phi sisters from 1940 and 1973 socialize on the porch of the current house at 210 Walnut Place. Syracuse University Alumni Association President Brian Spector announced Tuesday he is resigning from his position, months shy of completing his two-year term. “The decision was based on really just differences of opinion with certain actions that were taken and my belief that it was time to move on,” Spector said, declining to comment on specifics. He said he only came to the decision within the past few days. Spector, a 1978 alumnus from the business school who took on the alumni presidency in July 2011, said he hopes to remain engaged in many aspects of the university in the future, including through the Northern New Jersey alumni club. Spector currently SEE SPECTOR PAGE 8

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