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Cooney carries No. 1 Syracuse past Notre Dame

By Jacob Pramuk asst. news editor

Electro-pop artist St. Lucia will headline University Union’s first spring semester Bandersnatch concert. The show will take place on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. ASTR, a Brooklyn-based pop duo, will support St. Lucia in the first show of UU’s indie concert series. Tickets will cost $5 for Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students and will go on sale at the Schine Student Center box office Tuesday at 11 a.m. Jean-Philip Grober, who uses the stage name St. Lucia, plays “tropical see st.

By Trevor Hass asst. sports editor


hen his first 3-pointer swished through the net, Trevor Cooney was ready to unleash his second. By the time his fifth rolled around, Cooney knew he was in for a special night. And when his ninth grazed the net, Cooney was part of Syracuse history. The sophomore sharpshooter etched his name into SU lore Monday night, joining Gerry McNamara, Andy Rautins and James Southerland as the only players to hit nine 3-pointers in a game. “That’s pretty darn good company,” McNamara said.

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THREE’S COMPANY Cooney’s 33 points and nine 3s were the most for an SU player since James Southerland had 35 and nine vs. Arkansas on Nov. 30, 2012. Here are their shot charts: TREVOR COONEY

By Brett Samuels asst. news editor

When Syracuse University students returned for the spring semester in early January, they had to adjust to bitterly cold temperatures, early morning alarm clocks and daily classwork. But for students in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, they also had to adjust to a new grading policy. The new grading system essentially puts class grades on a curve. No more than 33 percent of students in a particular class will receive A’s, and class averages should be around a B or B-plus, said Amanda Nicholson, the associate dean for undergraduate programs at Whitman. The policy applies to all undergraduate see grades page 8

N • Law and order

Student Association introduced its bylaws and put them into code at Monday’s meeting. The assembly also voted on campaign reform bills. Page 7

TREVOR COONEY fires a shot during No. 1 Syracuse’s win over Notre Dame on Monday night. The sophomore guard tied an SU program record by connecting on nine 3-pointers. He scored 33 points on 11-of-15 shooting to carry an SU team that was otherwise flat against the Irish. sterling boin staff photographer

P • Soul sisters

Three SU students create the Girl Code Movement, an organization that seeks to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. Page 9

O • Job description

The Daily Orange Editiorial Board says college athletes do not have the right to form a union as they are not full-time professional athletes. Page 5


S • Boy genius

Eric White is Syracuse football’s 24-year-old director of recruiting. He is bringing in one of SU’s best classes in recent memory this year. Page 16

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TATTOO tuesday | jasmine degroat

Marilyn Monroe tattoo symbolizes L.A. future By Naomi Falk staff writer

During her time studying in Los Angeles, Jasmine DeGroat fell in love with the overwhelming glamour of the city. Her most recent tattoo reflects that charm. The senior television, radio and film major, originally from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, interned for VH1 during her time on the West Coast. At the time, DeGroat had three tattoos, the first of which she got when she was 16, and was ready to commit to a new piece. “I had this picture of Marilyn Monroe hanging in my room, and when I came home from Los Angeles, I took the idea to this tattoo artist,” she explained. She received her tattoo from a very new parlor called E.B. Tattoo, named after Eddie Bonacore. The shop did not even have a resident piercer at that point. Having already gotten work done on her left rib, she wanted to bal-

ance her ink out and get this piece on the right side of her ribs, above her waist. DeGroat remembers finding an image of someone’s tattoo of Monroe online, but Bonacore was able to transform the idea into something more realistic. He actually based the tattoo off of one of Russell Young’s Andy Warhol-inspired Monroe pieces, extracting only the eyes, nose, and mouth to create a precise and subtle portrait. The result is quite striking, mixing the boldness of the icon’s features with the softness of gray inks and wispy black outlines. The piece signifies the journey DeGroat will begin when she moves to Los Angeles next year, immersing herself in the atmosphere of “Hollywood and television and the film industry.” Said DeGroat: “I’m not really obsessed with her, so I love how it’s not really her. I like how it’s the idea of her.”


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Liberal columnist Chris Piemonte says the American tax system is in need of an overhaul.

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LIU’s senior point guard Jason Brickman was only recruited by the Blackbirds, and now leads the nation in assists.

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Drop it low

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 320 points, or 2.08 percent. Markets hit their lowest level since June.

Pardon the interruption

“Investigate 9/11, 9/11 was perpetrated by people in our own government.” a man who interrupted seahawks linebacker malcolm smith’s press conference


$4.1 million How much money former South African President Nelson Mandela left for his family, former staff, schools and the ruling African National Congress. @dailyorange february 4, 2014 • PAG E 3

need to know take a look at some of this week’s headlines from the u.s. and around the world

1. Yellen starts term as Fed chair

Janet Yellen was sworn in as the first chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Monday, replacing Ben Bernanke. Her term starts at a crucial moment in U.S. monetary policy as the Fed attempts to boost a still sluggish economy. The Senate confirmed Yellen’s appointment on Jan. 6. Nearly four months have passed since President Obama announced his plans to nominate Yellen. .

2. Big brother gets smaller

Internet companies released the first reports Monday about U.S. government requests for user data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The previously secret demands involved more than 59,000 accounts in the first half of 2013. Many prominent companies have called for surveillance program reforms. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney have proposed renovations to the west side of Onondaga Lake, including the town of Solvay. Part of the project could include an amphitheater set on the outskirts of the lake, with total renovations costing up to $100 million. Officials hope it could attract well-known musicians and performers to Central New York. bridget williams contributing photographer

Officials propose plan to renovate lake area By Charlie Mastoloni staff writer

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney proposed a $100 million renovation project last week to revitalize the west side of Onondaga Lake. Cuomo has proposed borrowing $30 million for the project in

his 2014-2015 budget and Mahoney has offered $2.5 million annually in county money, according to a Jan. 29 press release by Cuomo. The project, titled the Onondaga Lake West Revitalization Project, would include building new housing in Solvay, routing water taxis from the Syracuse Inner Harbor to the lake and cleaning brownfields, — former

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A proposed amphitheater on Onondaga Lake would be designed to attract top tier musicians and entertainers. It would be located on a piece of land that sticks out into the lake and is across from the state fairgrounds. The amphitheater is part of a larger renovation project to rejuvenate the west side of the lake.

industrial sites that could be polluted — to encourage development, according to the release. The plan also proposed an amphitheater that could attract prominent musicians and entertainers and offer an alternative to existing venues in Syracuse, according to the release. Ryan McMahon, chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature, discussed the amphitheater proposal and its potential to bring talent to the Syracuse area. Venues already in Syracuse, including the Onondaga County War Memorial and Oncenter, are too small to attract the most prominent artists, called “tier 1 shows,” McMa-

hon said. The proposed amphitheater would aim to bring in prominent cultural events that other venues couldn’t accommodate. “The tier 1 shows are the sweet spot we are trying to hit,” McMahon said. The proposed goal was to have the amphitheater ready by fall 2015, McMahon said. He added that those involved with the proposal don’t know how many jobs it will create at this point. When asked if Syracuse University would contribute to the proposal’s development, he said, “it was too early to know for certain.” The amphitheater will be perched on a piece of land that juts into the lake, located across from the state see onondaga

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Student group to host S.T.E.M. events, workshop By Zach Schweikert staff writer

The Syracuse University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will kick off its sixth annual

NSBE Week starting next Monday. This year, NSBE leaders hope to involve others outside of the engineering path in addition to those enrolled in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science.

This year’s NSBE Week will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or “S.T.E.M.,” said Patrina Bailey, the secretary for the SU chapter of NSBE. Starting the week of Feb. 10, each day of the week

will feature a different workshop, she added. NSBE week celebrates engineering on campus, said Nate Rose, president of the SU chapter of NSBE. see s.t.e.m. page 8

3. Laying the pipes

The State Department released a report Friday saying that building the Keystone Pipeline would likely have a negligible effect on the climate if it were to be built. The report stated that greenhouse emissions wouldn’t increase significantly if the pipeline were built because the same amount of oil would just be transported using a different method, such as through railroads.

4. Car talk

The National Highway Safety Administration announced Monday that it may require technology that would allow cars to communicate information like speed and position, which would reduce accidents. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems could “speak” through short-range radio signals.

5. Sweet tooth

Seventy one point four percent of Americans receive more than the recommended 10 percent of daily calories from added sugars, which increases the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study published Monday. The study analyzed government data on diet and mortality. Added sugars have also been widely shown to lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Marijuana legalization serves as bridge to recreational acceptability


nce upon a time, marijuana had no place in mainstream society. It took ambitious young people and turned them into basement dwelling slackers. But times are changing. Now everyone wants to live the high life. This past Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos played each other in the Super Bowl. Belonging to the only two states that have legalized recreational use, the teams were the butt of many ‘bowl’ jokes. It’s an indicator that mainstream opinion is shifting. Gradual legalization has led to gradual


social acceptance. According to a Jan. 30 BuzzFeed article, pot is decriminalized in 15 states, medically legal in 20 and recreationally legal in two. The remaining 24 states haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet. But with a recent presidential seal of unofficial approval, they’re bound to. When we were younger, we all knew being

a “pothead” got you nowhere. Now we are told that marijuana stimulates the economy and helps our health. A Jan. 22 Slate article reported the booming business opportunities in Denver from pot legalization. Ean Seeb, co-founder of the Denver Relief marijuana consulting company said in the article, “You can relate it back to the gold rush. For every chunk of gold, you needed picks and shovels, a pan and a sifter, and the same thing applies to cannabis.” As for health benefits, hospitals are prescribing medical marijuana to treat illnesses

from epilepsy to depression. This is a more than slight variation from the previous perception of weed as a brain damaging gateway drug. That being said, the success of pot legalization is still in its beta phase. So after the greengold rush peters out and legal weed becomes normal, the next question is clear: will pot be characterized more as a medical drug or popular recreational vice? Kate Beckman is a freshman magazine journalism major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @Kate_Beckman.

women and gender

Super Bowl should bring attention to issue of human sex trafficking


f we’re to buy into the authority of Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona senator John McCain, then we’re to believe that the Super Bowl is the “largest human trafficking venue on the planet.” McCain’s statement is just one of the strong and unfounded assertions that winds itself into pre-Super Bowl buzz, shaping the way media and society view the relationship between the biggest annual sporting event in the U.S. and forced prostitution. But no real evidence supports this claim. Several organizations that advocate for trafficking victims actually deny a link between trafficked sex workers and the influx of testosterone-filled sports fans. In a conversation as serious as sex trafficking, it is imperative that the truth not be sidelined. But contention around the facts does not



devalue the increased visibility that the Super Bowl has prompted for human trafficking this year and in past years. The challenge now is to shift the focus of these campaigns away from one individual event. Media and society should work to channel the attention that the Super Bowl has garnered into a more significant and long-term campaign against domestic human trafficking. For example, responding to assertions that major events such as the Super Bowl spell attractive client pools for sex traffickers, authorities in New York and New Jersey ratcheted up efforts against traffickers prior

to the Feb. 2 game. This included training law enforcement, hotel personnel, airport staff and others on how to identify a trafficking victim. Such measures have become common practice for Super Bowl host cities. But while organizations such as the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women argue that such measures are a waste of resources through disproportionate prevention efforts, I don’t see the training as negative. It’s just too narrow. Service workers should certainly be trained to identify trafficking victims. But this training should stretch across the U.S. and emphasize the fact that this human trafficking is not catalyzed by any single event. Between 2007 and 2012, the Polaris Project tallied 9,298 individual cases of human trafficking within the U.S., according to the NGO’s

2012 report. Of these, 64 percent involved sex trafficking. While 85 percent of these sex trafficking victims were female, Polaris notes that cases involving male or transgender victims were also reported. The value of bringing conversations about sex and human trafficking into the mainstream should not be lost in debates about whether or not the facts support overblown and sensationalist assertions. The momentum that the Super Bowl has built up for the issue just needs to be redirected toward consistent anti-trafficking efforts that claim mainstream attention far beyond one Sunday in February. Nicki Gorny is a junior newspaper and online journalism and Spanish major. She can be reached at



Tarantino’s lost script

Facebook’s decline

In the next edition, Pop Culture columnist Cassie-Lee Grimaldi talks about why the popular director scrapped his latest project.

Tomorrow, Technology columnist Aarick Knighton explains why Facebook is no longer ahead of the social media curve. @dailyorange february 4, 2014 • PAG E 5

editorial | by the daily orange editorial board


As students, collegiate athletes should not unionize College athletes are not employees — they are student athletes and should be treated as such. This is why NCAA athletes should not join the effort of the Northwestern University football team to create a player’s union. Last Tuesday, at a press conference in Chicago, Northwestern quarterback Kain Coulter detailed plans to form a player’s union among college athletes, according to a Jan. 29 Associated Press article. The rest of the Northwestern football players are on board with the effort, which is being paid for by the United Steelworkers, the largest industrial labor union in America. A petition was filed with the National Labor Relations Board for review. If accepted, the union will likely seek scholarships that cover all living expenses along with tuition, according to the article. This initial demand is excessive and could lead to a situation where the union would lobby for a pay system that compensates every college athlete. A compensation system for college athletes would be inconsistent with the standards of the National Labor Relations Board. The board stipulates that to qualify as an

employee, you must bring revenue to your employer. Non-revenue athletes do not do this. Non-stars in revenue sports arguably do not either. College athletes are also not part of a workforce in the traditional sense. They do not depend on a salary as a means of subsistence. They do not play a sport as a full-time job. They do take classes and get an education. An athlete cannot play a sport for a school without being enrolled in classes at that school. Since athletes are full-time students, playing a sport is secondary. Athletes should not seek compensation for a secondary activity that already provides them with benefits that many other students do not receive, like a free or discounted education. Since most athletes will not play a sport professionally, this advantage is as valuable as any four-year compensation system. College athletes cannot simultaneously be full-time students and full-time employees as professional athletes. They would have to be full-time athletes to justify forming a union and seeking benefits in addition to the ones they already receive.


Reforming tax code would benefit middle, lower income Americans


n his State of the Union Address last week, President Barack Obama mentioned several times the inadequacies of the current American tax code. Specifically, he discussed numerous loopholes in the code, unreasonable tax rewards for the wealthy and unbalanced tax pressure on middle class families. The approach Obama proposed on Tuesday will undoubtedly help solve our current income disparity problem. For the last several years, Obama has pointed out that loopholes in our News Editor Annie Palmer Editorial Editor Jarrad Saffren Sports Editor Stephen Bailey Feature Editor Joe Infantino Presentation Director Lizzie Hart Photo Editor Sam Maller Art Director Natalie Riess Copy Chief Audrey Hart Development Editor Maddy Berner Social Media Producer Meredith Newman Video Editor Luke Rafferty

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out punishment. Obama also discussed the upsidedown nature of the tax breaks instituted by President George W. Bush. In its current structure, the tax code offers massive breaks to wealthy Americans. The reform strategy Obama presented involved taking these breaks and restructuring them to apply to middle- and low-income families. This redistribution of wealth to the heart of the country’s population would result in higher overall saving and investment across the board.

The most controversial piece of reform that Obama discussed was the infamous “Buffett Rule.” The Buffett Rule, named after investing giant Warren Buffett, calls for increased tax burden on individuals earning more than $1 million annually. The tax money from the Buffett Rule would go to the same place as all other tax revenue. How the government spends the tax money they receive wouldn’t change at all — it would simply have more money to spend. Overall, Obama presented many feasible and useful ideas for reform-

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ing the tax code. Democrats and Republicans agree that the code needs to be changed and the economically sound changes introduced on Tuesday will create jobs, decrease income inequality and reduce America’s debt. It’s hard to find a downside here. Hopefully Congress will agree and the president can continue with his plans for America’s restoration. Chris Piemonte is a senior political philosophy major. He can be reached at

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Assembly views bylaws, discusses campaign reform bills By Jessica Iannetta staff writer

Thirty-three pages of Student Association bylaws were introduced to the general assembly at Monday night’s meeting. The bylaws were presented by parliamentarian Stephen Thomas and put into code the changes made to the constitution last semester. In addition to clarifying many of the constitutional changes, including the new role of speaker, the bylaws also reflect many things SA already does but are not strictly allowed in the codes. After Thomas presented the bylaws, former

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parliamentarian and current speaker of the assembly Ben Jones strongly urged the assembly to read through them before voting in the next meeting. “These are a big deal,” Jones said. “These are the rules for how we work and if we don’t work well internally, then how can we work well for the students?”

Highlights of the new bylaws include:

• Defining the role of the speaker: The speaker is a non-voting member on all committees except the Finance Board and the Judicial

student life committee initiatives Student Life Committee Chair Ayeesha Seedat gave a presentation about five campus problems the committee is hoping to tackle this semester. The five problems are listed below, along with solutions the committee is exploring:

Problem: Transfer students are not well integrated into the campus community.

Possible Solutions:

• Aide transfer students in find housing other than the Sky Hall dorms on South Campus. • Discuss changing the rule that requires a student to have 12 SU credits in order to participate in Greek life.

Problem: Many students work or volunteer in areas of Syracuse not well served by current transportation options such as Centro buses and the Connective Corridor.

Review Board. He or she can also call for special meetings or cancel meetings. • Redefining the role of the Board of Administrative Operations: AdOp will now share power with the Board of Elections and Membership in applying demerits. It will also annually audit all members of cabinet and a randomly selected one-quarter of the assembly. • Updated ethics and conduct codes: The bylaws now explicitly discuss how to deal with conflicts of interest and also outlaw ethical issues such as blackmail, bullying and trading favors not already banned in the codes. All assembly members must also sign a document agreeing to abide by these rules. • A more defined impeachment process: AdOp will now conduct a 10-day investigation of the charges, hear witnesses and issue written witness statements to the assembly. The chair of the Judicial Review Board will also preside over any impeachment proceedings. The bylaws also more clearly define punishments for infractions. The assembly also voted on the campaign reform bills introduced by former SA Vice President Duane Ford at last week’s meeting and previously discussed at the Administrative Operations committee meeting on Sunday. Members were asked to vote not on whether to pass the bills, but on whether to include the provisions in the bills in the new bylaws. Ford was not present at the meeting, so chair of the Board of Elections and Membership Dan Hernandez presented the bills on his behalf. Most of the discussion surrounding the bills was reserved for the bill that would give candidates money from the SA public relations budget to run their campaigns. The original bill called for splitting up half of the PR budget among the candidates, with each campaign receiving up to $1,000 in funding. The amended bill would prohibit the use of any outside funds for campaigning, Hernandez said. In addition, rather than splitting the PR budget in half, a set amount of $3,500 would be split among the campaigns. The $3,500 amount was chosen because it was a little higher than the total amount spent in the last election, when SA reached roughly 30 percent of the student body, Hernandez said. The amended bill generated a lot of discussion, with many members disliking the chosen dollar amount and the fact that candidates would have to get funding approval from SA for every campaign-related expenditure. “I think that giving a student up to $1,000

Possible Solutions: • Talk to the Department of Public Safety about expanding the Shuttle-U-Home service. • Talk to Student Employment Services about setting up a program where certified student drivers could drive other students to these areas.

Problem: Students aren’t utilizing the food pantry in Hendricks Chapel.

Possible Solutions:

• Help raise awareness about the pantry so students know about it and can use it when needed. • Consider working with the Schine Box Office to start a program where students could donate food to the food pantry in lieu of paying for a ticket for an event. This would keep the pantry well stocked.

STEPHEN THOMAS, the parliamentarian of Student Association, introduced 33 pages of new bylaws to the general assembly on Monday night. The bylaws clarified changes made to the constitution last semester. logan reidsma contributing photographer

in student activity fees is incredibly irresponsible,” said Allie Curtis, former SA president. “I don’t even think that anyone’s hit $1,000 in the last couple years.” In the end, the bill was tabled so it could be discussed further in the Administrative Opera-

Problem: According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 350 rapes are committed on a 10,000-person college campus.

Possible Solutions:

• Create a single flier with all the resources available on campus for students dealing with rape. • The counselors at the Advocacy Center are currently overbooked, with many students only able to see a therapist every two weeks. The committee will explore ways of alleviating this problem so students can get the help they need.

Problem: Students aren’t recycling enough. Possible Solutions: • Consider implementing a machine that would give students $0.05 back for every bottle they put in. This money could be put either onto the student’s SUper Food card or donated to charity.

tions committee meeting. The assembly also voted to amend the bill that prevented campaigns from using academic listservs to campaign to allow candidates to use RSO listservs to campaign as long as they had permission. The assembly also voted down a bill that would prohibit door-to-door campaigning during election week. The other three bills were passed as Ford originally presented them. Vice president Daniela Lopez gave a brief report on the Campus Law Enforcement Community Action Committee meeting held last week. The committee consists of Syracuse Police Department officers, Department of Public Safety officers, SU administrators and SU undergraduate students. The committee discussed proposed changes to DPS uniforms and the best ways to help students understand the differences between SPD and DPS.

Additional business discussed:

Current president Boris Gresely reported that he met with Student Affairs this week to discuss how SA can be involved in expanding the Orange After Dark program, and how SA can help alleviate overcrowding on the Centro buses that take students to Destiny USA. | @JessicaIannetta

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s.t.e.m. “We really don’t get a chance to enjoy and celebrate what we do, so it’s a debut of different disciplines in engineering,” he said. Rose, a senior computer engineering major, added that the workshops apply to more than just engineering students. Monday’s workshop in Slocum Hall is a screening of the documentary “The Science of Sex Appeal.” The screening will run in conjunction with the Rebecca Lee Pre-Health Society, a group for students interested in entering medical, dental and veterinary schools, Rose said. Bailey, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, said NSBE will hold an iStudy tutoring program in Hinds Hall on Tuesday night, a LinkedIn informational meeting on Wednesday, math Jeopardy on Thursday night and a flight simulator is scheduled for Saturday. A date auction will be held on Valentine’s Day, Rose said. Participants will bid on 24 contestants to go on dates that evening, he added. Rose said while the bidding starts at $15, bids will be counted with a 1-5 ratio. This

what does s.t.e.m. stand for? Science Technology Engineering Mathematics means that for every five-dollar bid, the bidder will actually pay one dollar. Rose said the NSBE has been working with local businesses such as King David’s


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Restaurant, Acropolis Pizza House and restaurants in Destiny USA to provide free venues for the dates. The money raised by the auction will be go to UNICEF, Bailey said. Rose added that currently, UNICEF looks to help children in the Philippines, Syria and Africa. Some of the events are being held in con-

We really don’t get a chance to enjoy and celebrate what we do, so it’s a debut of different disciplines in engineering.” Nate Rose president of the su chapter of nsbe

junction with other student organizations. The National Association of Black Journalists will participate in the LinkedIn meeting, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will partake in the date auction, Rose said. Rose said he hopes the events this year will attract the attention of all students, not just engineers. In particular, Rose said he wants to encourage first-year student involvement in the NSBE. The organization hopes to prepare a variety of students — not just black engineers, but minorities in general — for future academic success. Said Bailey: “NSBE Week is something we want everyone to know about. We want our name to get out on campus, not just for engineers, because we want everyone to attend.”

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grades courses taught in Whitman, but excludes honors classes and internships taken for credit. Nicholson said the policy was designed to do a few things in particular, the first of which was to increase the rigor of courses. “Everyone is on a curve in the real world,” she said. “The world isn’t made up of all A or A-minus people.” Nicholson added that the other motivating factor for the new grading policy was to make classes fairer. When multiple sections of the same course are running simultaneously, the new policy prevents one of the sections from being labeled easier than the others since only up to one third of students in that section can receive an A, Nicholson said. She added that depending on who was teaching a certain section, grades would be much higher than a different section being taught by a different professor. “It’s the same material being taught in each section, so this way no section gets labeled as ‘the easy section,’” Nicholson said. The process for creating the new grading system first came up during the summer of 2013, Nicholson said. It was discussed in the fall and then voted on unanimously by the faculty to be implemented. She said while they were discussing the idea, they looked specifically at Princeton University, which employed a similar curved grading system in their business school. “I don’t think emulating a school with the rigor and reputation of Princeton is a bad thing,” Nicholson said. “If Princeton thinks there should be a curve, SU should probably think there’s a curve too.” She added that students who participate on advisory committees knew about the impending change in the fall, so word quickly spread amongst Whitman students. Sisi Qiu, a sophomore accounting major, said one of her concerns is that if more than one third of the class is getting an A, it’s difficult to know where a student stands in the grading spectrum. However, she said there are some students in Whitman who don’t mind the change because they tend to have high enough grades that they won’t be affected. Tony Lai, a junior supply chain management from page 3

onondaga lake fairgrounds. The final design for the venue will be determined through a competition, according to a Jan. 29 WRVO article. University Union likes the prospect of the amphitheater encouraging better-known artists to the Syracuse area, said Billy Ceskavich, UU’s president in an email. “I think this amphitheater could be successful in attracting more high profile talent

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st. lucia pop,” said Mitchell Mason, UU’s director of public relations. St. Lucia’s first album, “When the Night,” was released in 2013 and included popular tracks like “Elevate” and “All Eyes on You.” St. Lucia, a South African musician, incorporates elements of contemporary electro-pop while drawing on music from past decades, Mason said. “We really wanted to bring a different sound

major, said one of his initial concerns was centered around limiting the number of A’s given out in a class. He said he wasn’t sure how the system would work if more than one third of the class was getting consistently high scores. “If there’s an exam and half of the people in the class get 100 on it, how do you figure out which 30 percent get A’s?” Lai said. However, Nicholson said if that type of situation occurs, it means something else may need to change within classes. “If everyone does well, it means we’re probably not making students work hard enough,” she said. Beyond the immediate effects the grading policy has in the classroom, some students have thought about what bearing it will have on their career opportunities. But Nicholson said that potential issue has already been addressed. She said Whitman has been informing recruiters about the new grading method, saying she thinks potential employers will appreciate the school making classes more rigorous. She added that recruiters generally look for a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and she doesn’t believe the new policy will have much of an effect on students who are already well above or below

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The new grading policy was originally conceived in the summer of 2013. It was then discussed by faculty in the fall, and unanimously approved to be implemented for the spring 2014 semester. The policy states that no more than 33 percent of students in a class can receive an A. that number. Nicholson said for all the discussion about the new policy, she thinks everyone will be used to it by the end of the semester. And while she understands that students are wary of the change right now, she said she hopes it will ultimately motivate them. Said Nicholson: “I’m hoping people will step up to the plate, and if it makes them try a little harder I don’t think that’s a bad thing.”

to Syracuse,” Ceskavich said. “I’d love to see the central New York area on the map for more artists across all programming organizations in the city.” Ceskavich added that while he supports the project, UU would have no direct involvement in the proposal. UU would continue to focus on campus programming, he said. Mahoney’s office did not return a phone call or email requesting comment. The governor’s office also did not return a phone call.

to Syracuse,” he said. ASTR, like St. Lucia, is signed to Neon Gold Records, Mason said. He added that the artists share similar sounds, and St. Lucia provides production for ASTR. The band was also listed in Complex Magazine’s “10 emerging artists to listen to in 2014” and has seen success with its singles titled “R U With Me” and “Operate.” Mason said he hopes the artists’ complementary sounds will create a fresh show for SU students. Said Mason: “I think it’s going to be a very exciting show.”


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FROM LEFT: CAROLINE HERES, JULIE GELB AND JACKIE REILLY, are the founders behind the Girl Code Movement, an organization aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault among college students. The three started the group in November. courtesy of shelley kendall

CODE OF ARMOR Students start Girl Code Movement to raise awareness of sexual assault

By Jen Bundy staff writer


resident Barack Obama has recently traveled the country citing a new statistic: One in five women in this country are victims of rape or attempted rape, according to a report from The White House Council on Women and Girls. Julie Gelb, Caroline Heres and Jackie Reilly are attempting to raise awareness of that statistic by starting the Girl Code Movement, an anti-sexual assault organization that aims to educate college students on the issue. “We want the Girl Code Movement to have a big impact,” Heres said. “We want to wake people up.” The three founders are all Alpha Xi Delta sisters who bonded through their own experiences with

sexual assault. In November, they created a movement that would offer support to other victims. Janet Epstein, the director of The Advocacy Center at SU, said that in 94 percent of campus sexual assaults, the survivor knows the offender. There are many misconceptions about rape, which often times leads to the blame being placed upon the person victimized, she said. “It is never the fault of the person who is assaulted,” she said. “Nothing another individual does causes that person to commit sexual assault.” The Girl Code movement, which was born not only out of hurt, but also out of hope, aims to send this message. When Jackie Reilly, a sophomore graphic design major, came back to campus early to work as a peer adviser, she decided to go out with friends to a fraternity house. There, she talked to a man she had met briefly on Facebook. At the party, Reilly consumed alcohol, but she said she knew her limits and had not lost control. But that quickly changed after the man offered her another shot. The bottom of the cup was her last memory. “That one extra shot should not have done what it did,” she said. “I woke up the next morn-

ing in bed with him hovering nearby. I did not remember anything.” The next morning, Reilly said the man never acknowledged what happened the night before. Returning to her dorm, she laid in bed all morning, feeling as if something was off. “My body felt so heavy, I couldn’t move,” she

My body felt so heavy, I couldn’t move. I have never felt anything like it before—I knew something was wrong.” Jackie Reilly sophomore graphic design major

said. “I have never felt anything like it before — I knew something was wrong.” Straight away, Reilly told her mother what happened. The next evening, Reilly got examined at Crouse Hospital, but the hospital did not have a see girl

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Opening art gallery to unite Taste-testing foreign cuisine artists, student performers provides learning experiences abroad

By Mike Mahardy contributing writer

914Works is easy to miss. Most people walk right by the modest flat glass door, punctuated only by the white “914” at the center of the front door, reflecting the bright snow outside. On the corner of East Genesee Street and Irving Avenue, 914Works will open on Feb. 21. It’s an unassuming place that the College of Visual and Performing Arts hopes will be the missing link in the city’s art scene. “This is drama’s little piece of the puzzle,” said Ralph Zito, VPA drama chair. “We want it to be the ‘elbow’ of the Connective Corridor.” Zito is standing in the middle of the refurbished gallery, complete with brand new carpet, paint and rail lighting. Vestigial dents from the old wall studs are still visible. “914Works is part of a larger cross-campus initiative,” Zito said. “We want it to

914Works is part of a larger cross-campus initiative. We want it to link the city through art. And not even only VPA art, but architecture, technology, even journalism.” Ralph Zito visual and performing arts drama chair

link the city through art. And not even only VPA art, but architecture, technology, even journalism.” He added that he did not want it to be a traditional gallery. According to VPA’s Jan. 22 news release, 914Works will “offer an intimate space for VPA students and faculty to present individual or group exhibitions, readings and small-scale performances.” Zito described these possibilities as a way to use the space itself to exhibit the work of

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girl code drug test that could identify date-rape drugs. Unlike Reilly, Caroline Heres kept her sexual assault a secret for more than two years. The sophomore biochemistry major felt guilty that she was a victim, given that her parents had warned her about dangerous relationships her whole life. Like many sexual assault victims, Heres knew her attacker, a man she had a bad relationship with before college that escalated quickly into a situation she called toxic. He soon began pressuring her to advance sexually and disregarded her objections. Though the relationship lasted nearly three months, the last straw occurred when Heres realized her virginity was at stake. “He would tell me that everyone my age was doing this,” she said. “I could see the intent he had in his eyes. I had to physically fight back to break free.”

Syracuse students and faculty members. Scott Rose, the exhibit’s director, expressed his excitement for the space, particularly the options that it presents. “If this is the bare space,” Rose said, gesturing across the room, arms spread wide, “there could be a performance in each of these corners. We really don’t want to limit students.” 914Works has yet to confirm any shows or exhibits following its opening, but that hasn’t stopped Zito and Rose from preparing the gallery. They’re finishing the puzzle as they go, reaching out to students and coordinating with faculty to ensure the space is constantly in use when it finally opens. Preparing for that moment, they said, is more complicated than they thought. “The learning process, it’s part of the fluid, organic nature of the space,” Rose said. “It’s refreshing. We’re willing to learn from the participants and we’re going to be sure to help them however we can. It’s a give-and-take dynamic.” Aside from four chairs tucked into the corners, the space is wide open. Pillars are the only visual obstruction. The Syracuse Stage is only a block away, another capillary in Syracuse’s drama program. The location is visibly larger than 914Works, dwarfing the latter in comparison. But together, the two structures represent a gathering of the city’s artistic talent, the potential for a larger collection of modern exhibits. “You have this talent on SU campus, you have this drama scene downtown,” Zito said. “And sometimes it feels like two separate things. But the main part of our larger mission is to bring all of that together in this one space.” And that, Rose and Zito agreed, is their main goal with 914Works. They hope to provide the canvas on which art can flow from SU into the rest of the city. Now it is up to the students, faculty and staff to make use of the intimate space provided. Rose smiled as he glanced around the soon-to-be-filled gallery. Said Rose: “Our hope is that it’s not just a gallery where we’re hanging pictures on a wall. There are so many possibilities here. It’s a process bringing all of this together, but the possibilities are there. We just can’t wait to watch it unfold.”

For Julie Gelb, it was difficult not to blame herself. The sophomore public relations major was raped twice, once on a high school trip to Canada and once while studying abroad last summer in Madrid. Gelb said it was hard not to blame herself because she was intoxicated both times. In a recent blog post for The Girl Code Movement, Gelb goes into detail about her experiences and the isolation she felt. “I have retraced those two nights in my memory trying desperately to find ways that I could have prevented it from happening,” she writes. “It has taken until this point in my life to realize that I will never find justification for those two men’s decisions to have their way with my black-out drunk, unconscious body.” Gelb, Heres and Reilly have all found that starting the conversation about sexual assault has been therapeutic. Since launching on campus in November, The Girl Code Movement has amassed thousands of followers between Facebook and Twitter and has received hundreds of mes-


very study abroad student’s experience may be different, but there is one element that is inescapably important for all — the food. France’s passion for gastronomy is wellknown, and the image of French food usually conjures up ideas of pricey restaurants and elaborate garnishes. But for students studying abroad, the experience is somewhat different — escargot and foie gras are about as far outside a student’s daily budget as a bottle of Dom Pérignon is. As in any major city, Strasbourg offers food from around the world. Since arriving here, I’ve eaten my share of pizza, pasta, sushi and even a McFlurry from McDo — the French shorthand for McDonald’s. While many of these familiar options are attractively cheap, it is possible to eat French on a student budget. The biggest staple of affordable French food is the classic baguette. Yes, baguettes are just as prevalent here as the stereotype dictates. And for good reason — you can buy enough to make lunch for only about a euro. The smaller demi-baguettes are even cheaper. Even if you don’t set out to buy one, living in France means you’ll inevitably end up eating a healthy dose of the golden, crunchy bread. Most sandwiches are served on baguettes, and breakfast for many French families consists of toasting tiny slices of day-old baguette and serving them with butter. As temptingly cheap and efficient as baguettes are, I soon learned that there was only so long you can go eating plain baguettes for lunch. Luckily, the almost equally ubiquitous baguette sandwiches are not much more expensive at four or five euros a piece. The most basic and most popular is the sandwich parisien — a sliced, buttered baguette with ham. Another cheap, substantial staple is the kebab. These aren’t the shish kebabs that are popular in America, but rather, these are doner kebabs, lamb cooked on a vertical spit, shaved in thin slices and served in a pita with vegetables and sauce, which is almost always accompanied by fries. A gift from the large Turkish community in France, these quick and easy lunches are a regular fixture in Strasbourg. Luckily for abroad students, sweets and pastries are also popular and cheap. One flavor trumps all other dessert crepes: Nutella. Whatever differences exist between our two nations, sages from girls around the world sharing their own stories. The Girl Code Movement is ready to take the next step this semester by increasing publicity

status quo

According to a report from the White House Council on Women and Girls, one in five US women are victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes.

and holding events. The Girl Code Movement aims to empower bystanders. The catch phrase for this message is the “Cock Block Crew,” which is a staple hashtag on the group’s Twitter and Facebook


Frenchmen and Americans can agree on the perfection of a crepe filled with warm, gooey Nutella. Another sweet-tooth cure is pain au chocolat, a buttery, croissant-like pastry filled with dark chocolate, which costs less than a euro. But Strasbourg’s culinary scene does fall short in one capacity — the lack of Mexican food. For a girl hailing from the land of Chipotle, this is a serious problem. After three weeks in the city, I’ve only seen one Mexican restaurant and it was closed. The last French staple for a student budget is, of course, wine. Even quality wine is much more affordable in France than in the States — you can pick up a decent bottle for eight or ten euros. But if, like me, you can barely taste the difference between fine wine and old grape juice, you won’t need to spend even that much. Gas stations and bodegas often sell bottles of wine for as little as two euros. Such cheap wine is, no doubt, an affront to much of the population of this wine-obsessed country. But that’s a concession most abroad students — and even many French ones — seem willing to make. One recommendation: invest in a corkscrew when you pick up your bottle of wine. I once managed to get the proprietor of a kebab shop to lend me hers, but only while giving me an extremely judgmental glare. Somehow, I think I’ll be able to survive the loss of Mexican food in a city full of fresh-baked bread and cheap chocolate pastries. With so many choices, I’m guessing that my remaining three months in Strasbourg won’t require many more trips to McDo. Still, I can’t help hoping that the French will discover what a truly fine culinary experience a plate of nachos can be sometime in the next few months.

Maggie Cregan is a sophomore history and magazine journalism major. From Cleveland to Syracuse to Strasbourg, she enjoys rocking out and getting hopelessly lost. If you want to talk to her about this column, or are Keith Richards, reach her at and follow her on Twitter at @MaggieCregan_SU.

accounts. “We know (the hashtag) has some shock value, but the ‘Cock Block Crew’ is meant to motivate people to intervene in situations that happen all the time on campus,” Heres said. Too many girls are left alone at parties or even on streets like Euclid Avenue where they are even more at-risk, she said, where students often wrongfully assume that they’re with their boyfriends. “People also assume the best, never the worst. Others simply feel awkward intervening on behalf of a girl they may not know,” Heres said. “But who cares if it’s awkward? You would rather intervene than have someone wake up in tears.” The group recognizes that sexual assault can affect anyone, so they want to start the conversation about the issue to make the campus a safer place. Said Reilly: “I think when you can put a face on sexual assault — you make it real. We don’t consider starting the Girl Code Movement brave, we consider it necessary.”

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Dum Dum Girls sub pop records Release date: Jan. 28 Top track: ”Rimbaud Eyes” Rating: 4/5 @dailyorange february 4, 2014

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heart Dum Dum Girls third album provides authentic storytelling with strong lyrics

By Jessica Cabe staff writer


he Dum Dum Girls made waves in the indie world when their sophomore album, “Only in Dreams,” dropped in 2011. The girl group’s infectious ’60s pop rock sound swirled around with their dreamier post-punk tendencies to create a whole new listening experience. “Too True,” the follow-up to “Only in Dreams,” takes a turn down a darker, more romantic path. It could serve as the soundtrack to an Anne Rice novel, back when vampires were sexy but still scary. While the Dum Dum Girls’ previous two albums were recorded with the whole band, frontwoman Kristin Welchez, or Dee Dee Penny, is the only member to appear on “Too True,” making it a deeply personal experience for the singer. The album starts off with “Cult of Love,” an invitation to join Dee Dee on a romantic but somehow dangerous journey. “I belong (we belong) to the cult of love, won’t you join too?” she sings. Her voice is as arresting as ever. It’s so pure, so old-fashioned and sultry, that even though she doesn’t demonstrate an impressive range, she still has one of the most beautiful voices in modern rock music. And the music is just as gorgeous. It draws inspiration from ’80s post-punk heroes, like The Cure or Siouxsie and the Banshees, with a tinge of modern alternative rock to bring it into the present. The guitars are riddled with reverb, but the production is so clean that the music never gets muddled. The bass is almost

always prominent, and the drums sound like they’re right out of The Cure’s “Disintegration,” featuring a heavy backbeat and a wide open snare sound. “Cult of Love” leads into “Evil Blooms,” an upbeat, sing-able track with a melody that gets stuck in your head. Despite its cheery sound, the song is about the allure of a dark side. “Why be good? Be beautiful and sad, it’s all you’ve ever had,” Dee Dee sings. It’s an acknowledgement of her flaws, both in character and in psyche, that continue to crop up on the rest of the album. The second single off the album, “Rimbaud Eyes,” features some of the most poetic lyrics — fitting, since it’s named after Arthur Rimbaud, a French poet in the 1870s who died of cancer in his late 30s. Dee Dee’s mother died of cancer in 2010, and much of their earlier album “Only in Dreams” consists of songs about her struggle with the disease, as well as Dee Dee’s struggle with watching her mother die. “Rimbaud Eyes” is not nearly as straight-

in sync If you like this album, check out these tracks:

1. “Love is to Die” by Warpaint 2. “Lovesong” by The Cure 3. “Loomer” by My Blood Valentine 4. “Cascade” by Siouxie and the Banshees 5. “Out of Time” by Yuck

forward as the deeply personal lyrics on “Only in Dreams,” but it’s not a stretch to say the track is about her mother’s death. “Truly

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I have wept too much, and the dawns are heartbreakers, every moon is atrocious, every sun bitter, sharp love has swollen me up,” she sings. The entire song is a poem about loss and mourning, and the music is perhaps the best example of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ influence on Dee Dee’s sound. It’s dark, romantic, gothic and beautiful. Depression is a theme that’s prevalent in all of the Dum Dum Girls’ albums, and “Too True” is no exception. “Are You Okay?” is a wispy ballad about trying to explain your feelings to people who can never really understand. But it’s also about seeking comfort in others despite their inability to know what you’re going through. Despite the heavy influence the 1980s have on the Dum Dum Girls’ sound, lyrically “Too True” is a Generation X anthem. With themes of depression, being misunderstood and feeling unsure of her path, Dee Dee characterizes the 1990s alternative rock mentality better

than a lot of ’90s bands did. The best example of this mentality comes from the album’s first single, “Lost Boys and Girls Club.” It’s a sludgy slow burner with a distorted guitar lead and muddy bass sound. “There’s no particular place we are going, still we are going,” Dee Dee sings. “Too True” closes with “Trouble Is My Name,” a beautiful ballad that finds Dee Dee accepting the flaws she’s outlined on the rest of the album. It’s not a sad song, though. It’s not apologetic, but it’s also not proud or malicious. It’s sung with cool indifference, as if she’s simply stating these self-revelations as fact and feeling nothing at all as a result. “There’s nothing you can do, to make all your bad turn good,” she sings. Dee Dee sings of cults, evil, dead poets, depression, loss and finally acceptance. By the end of this gorgeous album, you’ll embrace all the flaws that made such music possible. | @Jessica_Cabe

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white lists a recruiting director younger than 30. “It’s kind of unusual, but personally I prefer it,” linebacker verbal commit Zaire Franklin said, “because Eric, like, understands what we’ve been going through.” White graduated from Kansas in the spring of 2012. Three jobs and less than two years later, he’s running the show at SU. “He just left college,” Franklin said. “Eric can relate to us on a level that a lot of these other guys can’t.” At Toledo, he washed windows and mopped floors. At Wisconsin, he got a chance to be more hands-on. At Arkansas, he joined the Razorbacks’ quality control group. He was only in Fayetteville, Ark., for a couple of months, but his brief stint there happened to overlap with George McDonald’s even briefer tenure as Arkansas’ wide receivers coach. “He was there, like, three weeks. Maybe,” White said. “I don’t know if he ever even got a paycheck.” Reunited at Syracuse, the duo has formed a two-headed, Twitter-crazed recruiting monster. Between their subliminal tweets each time Syracuse lands a recruit and directly reaching out to prospects on Facebook, White and McDonald have made social media an art form and the Orange’s most valuable weapon on the recruiting trail. “Sometimes it’s easier just to send a message that only a couple people know what you’re talking about. Sometimes we’re just playing around with each other,” McDonald said. “I like social media, Eric likes it, so we’re just trying to have a little fun.” Right now is a contact period, so coaches can call recruits whenever. During quiet or dead periods, those conversations are limited to one per week. Schools can send as many letters to recruits as they want — tales of mailboxes stuffed with dozens of letters from a single school are popular sports-blog fodder — but they can never text. Facebook messages and direct messages on Twitter, however, are always fair game. “He’s pretty much the master of all that,” wide receiver target Steve Ishmael said. White messages players, then keeps tabs on them throughout the process — even if a recruit verbally commits elsewhere. The ones that do choose Syracuse, though, get maybe their most active Facebook friend. The Orange’s commits share a group chat with White where they talk about anything — not just football. “There will be something like, ‘I’m on a date

right now,’ in the group chat,” Franklin said. “If it were someone older, that would be kind of weird, but it’s Eric, so it’s not that big of a deal.” And therein lies the greatest advantage that White gives SU. Recruits view him as a peer rather than a superior. “It was kind of like a friend was recruiting you,” cornerback commit Lamar Dawson said. None of the recruits interviewed for this story said it was strange dealing with someone so young, and said the guardians who accompanied them on visits felt the same way. Not everyone he encountered getting to Syracuse, though, felt the same way. White started at Toledo where he was asked to do little more than scrub floors and windows. When Chris Hauser — the former director of high school relations for the Rockets — took a job as Wisconsin’s on-campus recruiting director, he had to convince Bret Bielema to embrace White, 22 years old at the time, in the office. “He looks at the kid like, ‘How young is this kid?’” Hauser said. “Even when we went to Arkansas, he said, ‘Is Eric the right guy?’” White made an immediate impression on Hauser, though. His work ethic, efficiency and ambition — he wrote a letter to every Division I school looking for a job — meant that he would push to bring White with him everywhere he went. He even let White live in his basement while the two were working for the Badgers. In the office, White’s experience with technology and social media let him do some things Hauser would try to do in “half the time,” Hauser estimated. White even took the initiative to organize UW’s entire library of Hudl scouting videos. When Bielema left Wisconsin for Arkansas, he decided to bring Hauser with him. Again, Hauser had to convince Bielema to ignore White’s age and let him come to Fayetteville. So when Bielema heard that White would be leaving to become Syracuse’s director of recruiting, he was shocked. “(Bielema) said, ‘What? He got that opportunity?’” Hauser recalls. “‘We can give him more money.’ And I said, ‘No. I think this is what he needs to do and I can’t tell him not to take this opportunity.’” His show at Syracuse isn’t quite Arkansas’ but it is climbing. Instead of being worlds behind Southeastern Conference teams, the Orange’s class is only 21 places behind the 35th-ranked Razorback class. Those are just numbers, of course, but White is a reminder that so is age. “Whether you’re 40 or 21,” McDonald said, “every organization in the country is just trying to get the most talented person.” | @DBWilson2



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STORYTELLER Every time he made a 3 I just said, ‘Thank you,’ and, like, ‘Get me out of here,’ before I make myself look worse.” C.J. Fair

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The sophomore guard was sizzling hot on Monday night, going for a career-high 33 points and a Syracuse record-tying nine 3s.




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After calling himself the best player in the conference Saturday, Fair shot 2-of-13 from the field and netted just six points against Notre Dame.



The number of Tyler Ennis assists on Monday night. The freshman point guard was relatively quiet but still managed to facilitate the SU offense.


11-10 Trevor Cooney made more field goals than the rest of his teammates on Monday. Cooney hit 11, and the other seven SU players that logged minutes made 10.

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notre dame Cooney was electric in guiding No. 1 Syracuse (22-0, 9-0 Atlantic Coast) to a 61-55 win over Notre Dame (12-11, 3-7) in front of 25,850 at the Carrier Dome on Monday night. On a night in which C.J. Fair shot 2-of-13 and Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis were ineffective, Cooney had the best game of his career. He scored 33 points, hitting 11-of-15 overall and 9-of-12 from beyond the arc. The slump he found himself mired in midway through the season is history. “He was outstanding,” McNamara said. “It’s rare you get to see performances like that.” Two days removed from his best performance ever, Fair was ice cold. He had the same open looks he had against Duke, but nothing was falling. Ennis and Grant were also stagnant. The Orange needed a spark. They got one. “Fortunately Trevor must have got the message early that they were not going to play well and score,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. By the time halftime rolled around, Cooney had already hit five 3s. Four of them were nothing but net. Two were from NBA range. And the last one, soaring in from 5 feet beyond the arc, came with three seconds to go in the half. Cooney pumped his fist as he floated off court before getting mobbed by his teammates. That’s when he knew he was in a groove — this wasn’t a typical night. “When he hit the 3 going into halftime,” McNamara said, “I was like ‘Alright, kid’s got it going on a little bit.’” Cooney, who hit just 13-of-50 3s in a recent six-game stretch, regained his stroke. He nailed both 3-pointers he took against Duke on Saturday and finished with a solid 14 points. But Monday, Cooney was far more than solid. The fun didn’t stop in the second half. He hit two 3-balls early in the frame, riding the

momentum he gathered early. It didn’t matter what part of the floor Cooney shot from. It was going in regardless. “You could tell that he was locked in,” Grant said. “He wasn’t missing.” And when Notre Dame cut the deficit to 45-41 with six minutes to go, Cooney hit another 3. This one was right over Tom Knight’s fingertips from the corner. Nothing but net. Tre-vor Coo-ney, Tre-vor Coo-ney. The chants rained down from the student section. A crowd struggling to cope with the fact that the Duke game was no more found a reason to cheer. Then he converted an and-one off a nifty pass from Rakeem Christmas, and chestbumped his backcourt mate Ennis before swishing the free throw. Cooney became the first Syracuse player since 2004 to have more than half of SU’s points in a game. The player in 2004 was McNamara. “I’ve been saying it for years about Trevor,” McNamara said. “The guy can just flat out shoot it. Tonight he did a great job of putting us on his back.” Not including Cooney, Syracuse shot 10-of-32 overall and 1-of-4 from the arc. Going forward, Boeheim acknowledged Cooney “won’t have breathing room,” which he said will ultimately help other players. That also means that Cooney will need to continue to find ways to get open, something he’s struggled to do in stretches. “Guys will probably know what gum I’m chewing,” Cooney said. But on Monday, when Syracuse needed someone — anyone — to put the ball in the basket, Cooney did just that. He may never shoot as well as he did against the Irish, but if he can pose a threat from downtown over the next few months, Syracuse becomes that much more dangerous. Said McNamara: “I think it makes us a different team offensively and takes us to another level because he’s such a great shooter.” | @TrevorHass


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six points on 2-of-13 shooting against the Fighting Irish (12-11, 3-7 Atlantic Coast). Topranked Syracuse (22-0, 9-0) managed to pull out a 61-55 win on Monday in front of 25,850 in the Carrier Dome despite the struggles of Fair, as well as Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis, who combined for just 15 points. Aside from Trevor Cooney, who scored a career-high 33 and made nine 3-pointers, the Orange managed just 28 points and shot 31.3 percent from the field. “We missed some shots — other than Trevor — that we usually make,” Ennis said. “And it happens.” The shots didn’t fall, but the Irish’s defense was also relentless. Like Duke did with its guards on Saturday, UND pressured Ennis with Eric Atkins and packed the paint to stop Grant and Fair from getting to the rim. Notre Dame switched to man-to-man when Cooney got hot — a loose man-to-man that SU head coach Jim Boeheim said he expects to see more frequently for the rest of the season — and the Orange’s big three deferred the ball to a barrage of Cooney 3s. “Every time he made a 3 I just said, ‘Thank you,’” Fair said, “and, like, ‘Get me out of here,’ before I make myself look worse.” Of course, Cooney’s night may have never happened if it weren’t for Fair’s night two days earlier. The Irish had to make sure the forward didn’t beat them the same way he beat the Blue Devils. Cooney was a secondary concern. Notre Dame forced Fair to settle for jump shots, and he wasn’t able to hit any. His six points came from a pair of free throws, an up-and-under move from the left elbow and a ferocious putback slam. “(Boeheim) told me to try to get going doing other things,” Fair said, “but it was hard to do other things the way they were playing.” Monday’s six points were the fewest Fair has scored this season and just the second time he’s failed to crack double digits. He managed just seven points during Syracuse’s scare against St. Francis (N.Y.) back in November. He was from page 16

notebook of run-and-gun offense and fluid basketball fans love. When the Blue Devils’ big men caught the ball in the high post, though, they rarely turned to face the basket. Monday’s game was entirely different. Notre Dame deliberately slowed the pace, and whenever Sherman had it inside, he looked to score. “We just did not adjust well,” Boeheim said. Baye Moussa Keita and Rakeem Christmas struggled to contain Sherman or score themselves after playing well against Duke. Sherman got to the line six times and wreaked havoc inside. Keita said Sherman “got every single foul to his count.” “He caused a lot of problems for us because he’s really skilled with his body,” Keita said. “He was aware when he got the ball. Second half we tried to limit him inside there.” In the first half, Boeheim lashed out at both Christmas and Keita on separate occasions. He threatened to take Christmas out after he missed a defensive rotation. Christmas frowned, but picked it up over the next few plays. Syracuse, though, wasn’t efficient overall. The Orange was outrebounded 33-28 overall, and 13-9 on the offensive glass. Said Boeheim: “It just was one of those games where we were not sharp at all.”




2/7 C.J. FAIR is swarmed on Monday night. Despite his career night Saturday, Fair had one of his worst shooting games of the year against Notre Dame. sterling boin staff photographer

held to 2-of-13 shooting in that one, too. Fair blamed a couple of things, including some fatigue and the Fighting Irish’s style of defense. But Boeheim viewed it as just one of those nights. Fair’s day against Duke was exceptional because he was scoring from inside and out. When when he couldn’t get to the rim, he managed to score 13 points on jump shots alone. “He just wasn’t shooting well today,” Boeheim said Monday. “It’s going to happen. He had one game like this earlier in the year. I think he should be allowed a couple.” So, like Fair said, it was a combination of

things. He wasn’t getting enough lift on his jump shots and failed to get inside to even attempt a layup. But there will always be days like this. Last time he scored in the single digits, he followed it up with a 16-point performance against Minnesota on nearly 50-percent shooting. Syracuse still managed to get the victory, so all he can do now is move on. “Today felt rough just because I wasn’t playing the way I could have and then a lot of things get to your head,” Fair said. “I’ve just got to refocus for the next game.”

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“but you have to find a way.” The Orange was able to on Monday thanks to a career-high 33 points from Trevor Cooney. In a slow-paced game, the guard provided more than half of SU’s offense. Syracuse still managed to shoot 44 percent from the field, but the Irish’s sluggish pace and rugged defense that harkened back to Big East play meant that the Orange’s most reliable weapons, its slashers, couldn’t get to the rim and do damage. “I think toward the end of the first half it was still 22-14 or something like that, so it was definitely a different pace,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “I definitely felt like we had to adjust to that and I don’t think we did a good job.” But aside from the differences in pace, emotional and physical exhaustion set in. The win against the Blue Devils was one of the best in college basketball this year, if not ever. Coming back out to play less than 48 hours later in front of a crowd almost 10,000 people smaller is no simple task. “Knowing we’re playing Duke and knowing all this hype and stuff, it gets you more excited, it gets you more amped up and stuff,” Fair said. “Of course you want to play and everybody loves to play, but it’s hard to, I guess, bring that excitement because you’re playing against Notre Dame and they’re not a fun style of team to play.” | @DBWilson2

Duke plays one of the most exciting brands of basketball in the country. Notre Dame — and Syracuse to a lesser extent — does not. The Orange’s overtime victory against the then-No. 17 Blue Devils on Saturday was thrilling because of how close it was, and because of its up-and-down pace. Its 61-55 win against the Fighting Irish on Monday was primarily exciting because of its closeness. “They wasn’t going to make the game interesting,” SU forward C.J. Fair said. “They’re a tough opponent. That’s why they’re successful

There’s always going to be some letup after you play a game like Saturday, but you have to find a way.” Jim Boeheim su head coach

how their style is.” Boeheim did acknowledge a hangover effect following the huge win over Duke. Between the emotion of what could be the start of an epic rivalry and the quick turnaround, Syracuse was in for a challenge against UND. “There’s always going to be some letup after you play a game like Saturday,” Boeheim said, | @DBWilson2

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Fair shoots poorly in SU victory

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By David Wilson staff writer

C.J. Fair couldn’t believe his game was going that way. The shots all felt right, but his usually smooth lefty stroke wasn’t yielding any results. And to make matters worse, he was coming off probably the best game of his career. A 28-point performance against Duke, during which he got to the rim with ease and sank nearly every jumper he took. Pat Connaughton and Notre Dame, though, found a way to stop the senior. “They packed the paint in, so it was hard to drive,” Fair said. “I wasn’t making any jump shots, so it was hard to really do anything because I’m doing exactly what he wanted — I’m missing.” Less than 48 hours after scoring a career high against the then-No. 17 Blue Devils, Fair managed just see fair page 15

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ERIC WHITE, just 24 years old, joined SU last March as the program’s director of recruiting operations. On Wednesday, one of SU’s best recruiting classes in recent memory will officially sign, made possible by White’s ability to relate well with young prospects. shijing wang staff photographer

THE WUNDERKIND 24-year-old White brings in improved class as director of recruiting By David Wilson staff writer


ric White walks into his office at 8 a.m. — maybe earlier if there’s a staff meeting. He’ll spend his day zipping through schedules, chatting with recruits, scheduling visits and making travel arrangements for Syracuse’s assistant coaches — anything he can do to piece together an elite class for the Orange. And then he’ll finally call it a night around 9 p.m. That is, on the nights that he actually leaves. Because a big office means a big closet and plenty of room for that air mattress that he’s spent more nights sleeping on than he would like to admit. “I’ve slept here quite a bit,” White said

with a laugh. “It’s a seven day a week job, but you knew that when you signed up.” Maybe he works too much, but maybe that’s what Syracuse’s resident wunderkind needed to do to reach that status. At just 24 years old, White is the Orange’s director of recruiting operations and has helped put together one of the program’s top classes in recent memory. On Wednesday, that will become official when at least 20 recruits sign letters of intent on national signing day. The profession is trending toward younger recruiting leaders, but White’s rapid ascension in the field is still rare. He’s far and away the youngest director of recruiting in the Atlantic Coast Conference — no other team in the league see white page 12


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Sherman outplays SU big men By David Wilson and Trevor Hass the daily orange

Two days after Duke did nearly all of its damage from downtown, Notre Dame was most efficient inside. Garrick Sherman finished with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, hitting four free throws and snagging eight rebounds. The Fighting Irish (12-11, 3-7 Atlantic Coast) hit just six 3s, working the ball in the paint to the bearded center instead. No. 1 Syracuse (22-0, 9-0) held on for a 61-55 win over Notre Dame on Monday, but Sherman kept the visitors in the game. “We had trouble with the five spot,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Sherman got too much in there against us.” Against Duke, both teams pushed the ball consistently. It was the kind see notebook page 15

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