Issuu on Google+ hi 25° | lo tuesday 18° february 5, 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 INSIDE NEWS Quiet zone Library staff makes efforts to maintain a studious atmosphere. Page 3 INSIDE OPINION Learned behavior Education is key to strengthen relations between the West and Middle East. Page 5 INSIDE pulp G Clay Miller is no ordinary artist. Crazy, Hortons love Newhouse alumna uses Ryan Gosling fandom to create piece of memorabilia. Page 8 INSIDE spo r t S Pluck o’ the Irish A stifling defensive display by SU gave the Orange a much-needed home win against Notre Dame on Monday night. Page 16 on l ine Media moguls Generation Y columnist Kevin Slack explains why greater attention is given to outrageous remarks in the media. See This freshman uses his knowledge of politics and artistic prowess to take Syracuse University street art to a place it hasn’t been before. SEE PAGE 9 sam maller | asst. photo editor Officials re-evaluate programs Carnegie Reading Room in Middle Eastern countries updates to end in May su a broa d By Levi Stein Staff Writer Syracuse University students hoping to study abroad in certain Middle Eastern countries may need to look elsewhere. Last September, SU made the decision to halt its study abroad programs in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt due to the increasingly dangerous conditions of these countries. “The situation in Egypt has obviously gotten worse,” said Sue Shane, director of programs for SU Abroad. “I don’t believe any programs are sending students there.” Before the Arab Spring protests two years ago, SU had a consistent group of students studying abroad in Egypt, Shane said. When the revolution broke out, Americans were asked to leave. SU Abroad has a risk management committee that meets periodically to review the situation, Shane said. The group plans to meet again in the com- ing weeks to re-assess the program in Lebanon. “The problem with Lebanon is that it’s getting quite a lot of spillover from the Syrian uprising,” Shane said. “We haven’t had anyone inquire about the program there as of recently.” SU has several means of assessing the situation of these countries overseas, Shane said. “We reach out to faculty who do research in some of these areas, contact several local sources and also check the latest State Department and international SOS warnings for updates,” Shane said. When there is a clear and obvious danger to foreigners, most students will make the conscientious decision to look elsewhere for study abroad opportunities, Shane said. In Tunisia, the environment is much more stable than in the past, but problems see su abroad page 7 By Dara McBride Development Editor A refurbished Reading Room in historic Carnegie Library will be open to the public in May, about a year after major construction began. “We’re very excited, everyone’s very excited to finish,” said Suzanne Thorin, dean of libraries and university librarian. Carnegie opened in 1907 after the Andrew Carnegie Foundation made a $150,000 donation to Syracuse University. It served as the main library on campus until 1972. The mathematics department and Science and Technology Library currently occupy the building. The Reading Room restoration is part of a several million-dollar, five-year project to both update and restore Carnegie. The project planner originally hoped to see the space completed by last November. Before construction began, the building’s historic Reading Room and entrance were in the stacks Carnegie Library, located on the South side of the Quad, has collections in several subject areas. These include biology, chemistry, engineering and computer science, library and information science, nutrition science and dietetics, public health, physics and astronomy, photography, technical arts and crafts, pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistics, mathematics education, and military and naval sciences. Source: changed to accommodate extra classes. The space will now open during commencement weekend in May with an event for the Board of Trustees and an open house for graduates. By that time, Carnegie’s main doors will be reopened and the statue of Diana the Huntress, now seecarnegie page 4

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