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CHRISTMAS KLEPTO hi 48° | lo TUESDAY 34° november 13, 2012 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 Pot comes on top Experts discuss whether medical marijuana could be legalized in New York state. Page 3 INSIDE OPINION DeSalvo for comptroller The Daily Orange Editorial Board cites Stephen DeSalvo’s experience as a reason for his re-election. Page 5 INSIDE PULP Quizzing the candidates With the Student Association election in full swing, Pulp asks the tough questions. Page 11 INSIDE SPORTS One goal Syracuse earned an appearance in the NCAA tournament with an at-large bid for the first time since 1984. Page 20 luke rafferty | design editor Members of ROTC hold the flag during Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony honoring the more than 6,000 who have lost their lives in the War on Terror. Roll call Institute celebrates 1 year anniversary, marks progress T By Taylor Lupo STAFF WRITER he willingness to help veterans in any way possible is what draws many people to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. “If we have financial trouble, trouble with our teacher, or a problem with pretty Ceremony highlights university’s historical support for veterans much anything, they will find a way to get it done and see what they can do to make it better for student veterans and any veterans in general,” said Ryan Roach, a sophomore Navy veteran. On Friday, the IVMF held an open house for people in the Syracuse SEE IVMF PAGE 6 B By Maggie Cregan CONTRIBUTING WRITER eneath the American and Syracuse University flags both proudly flying against a stiff breeze, Ray Axelson, who served in the United States Coast Guard, described the support he felt as a student veteran at the university. “It was great. I had a great education and I became a chief engineer on route 81 going through the city,” the class of 1950 alumnus said. Monday’s Veterans Day ceremonies began at 5 a.m. with the reading SEE VETERANS PAGE 6 About 13.5 percent of students vote on Monday By Marwa Eltagouri NEWS EDITOR The Student Association received about 2,046 votes for the SA elections as of 6 p.m. Monday, said Board of Elections and Membership Chair Jenn Bacolores. Bacolores said this indicated that 13.5 SA 2012 percent of the student body has voted, at 160 more votes than the election this time last year. Only 10 percent of the student body needs to vote in order to validate the election, which means voting will not be extended past 11:59 p.m. Thursday. About 100 votes came in within an hour of the start of voting at midnight last night, Bacolores said. There are at least 14,400 undergraduate students enrolled at Syracuse University, according to SU’s Office of Institutional Research & Assessment. The large voter turnout could contribute to a combination of different factors, being those of four candidates running this year and the ability of the candidates to publicize the election, Bacolores said. Board of Elections and Membership members have also placed voting stations around campus to help and encourage students to vote. Station locations include the Life Sciences Complex, the Warehouse and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Bacolores said. @marwaelagouri

Nov. 13, 2012

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