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The Daily Orange editorial board explains how the Hendricks Food Pantry can expand its services to meet demands. Page 5

Charlie LaNoue, a Jimmy John’s delivery man, travels by bicycle out of love for the environment. Page 9

Company intends to settle

By Annie Palmer news editor

Personal and university property were stolen from several offices on the third floor of Newhouse II Sunday. The thefts occurred in conjunction with at least 18 attempted break-ins to rooms 335 through 376. An email was sent out to S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications faculty and staff at

By Dylan Segelbaum staff writer

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Syracuse scored 13 first-half goals and blew away Siena 19-7 in its season opener on Monday. Page 16

DPS investigates Newhouse thefts

Insurance company to settle lawsuit with SU over Bernie Fine costs

An insurance company Syracuse University sued over the costs of preparing subpoenas related to the Bernie Fine investigation intends to settle, according to a letter filed in Onondaga County Supreme Court on Friday. The one-page letter, from Ken Frenchman, SU’s attorney, says both parties have agreed to a settlement and that papers will be sent in soon. The terms of the settlement weren’t laid out in the letter. SU sued the insurance company for breach of contract on Aug. 22, 2012 after it refused to cover the university’s financial losses for preparing the subpoenas. In court documents, the university has said the process cost “millions of dollars.” In March, Onondaga County Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ruled National Union Fire Insurance Co. must cover

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Here are other addresses that have been burglarized in the last week. The thefts are also connected to the ones in Newhouse. • 775 Comstock Ave. (Shaw) • 301 University Place • 130 University Place • 102 Walnut Place (Hillel) • 400 Comstock Ave. (Haven)

around 4:41 p.m. Sunday notifying them that the Department of Public Safety was investigating a stolen laptop. Several of the offices showed evidence of their doors being tampered with, but it is unclear if they were broken into

or if the attempts were unsuccessful, according to the email The burglaries took place during the weekend, between Friday night and Sunday evening, said DPS Chief Tony Callisto. The thefts are connected to the eight academic buildings that were burglarized in the last two weeks, including Huntington Hall, Sci-Tech, the College of Law, Crouse College and Archbold, Callisto said. Small electronics were mostly stolen from the buildings, Callisto said. The markings on the doors in Newhouse appear to be made by a crow bar, said Suzanne Lysak, an assistant professor of broadcast and digital journalism. Lysak, whose office is located in room 370 of Newhouse II, said nothing was stolen from her office. But other professors weren’t so lucky. Kevin O’Neill, an associate professor of advertising, and Johanna Keller, an associate professor of arts journalism, reported laptops were stolen from their offices. Keller said two universityowned laptops, USB drives and

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Doors to offices on the third floor of Newhouse II showed evidence of them being tampered with. On Sunday, both personal and university property were stolen from some Newhouse offices, such as laptops, while others were not burglarized. margaret lin asst. photo editor

Learning curve Kavajecz explains Whitman grading policy changes By Lydia Wilson asst. copy editor

W pierre yourougou, a clinical associate professor of finance, leads a lecture on corporate valuation. sterling boin staff photographer

hen Ken Kavajecz became the dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in April, he wasted no time addressing what he said he saw as inconsistencies in the school’s curriculum. He noticed grading distributions of some courses were irregular at best. He discovered some classes giving one hundred percent A’s and felt this needed to change.

“In my mind, that doesn’t fit with reality,” Kavajecz said. Whitman implemented a new grading system at the start of the spring semester in order to counter any discrepancies in curriculum while also increasing the rigor of courses, Kavajecz said. The new grading system applies to all Whitman undergraduate courses, excluding honors classes and internships taken for credit. The system creates a curve in which, at most, only the top 33 percent of the class

will receive A’s, creating a class average around a B or B-plus. The system was created in the summer of 2013, discussed in the fall, and then unanimously voted on and passed. Whitman faculty members creating the system looked at similarly curved grading models such as the one used by Princeton University’s business school. Angus Heaton, an undeclared freshman in Whitman, said he found out about the policy changes when announcements were made in class see whitman page 8

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TATTOO tuesday | marissa cubillos

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Sophomore’s tattoo honors mother

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Marissa Cubillos’ first and only tattoo represents her mother’s struggle with Lyme disease since Cubillos was a little girl. The piece, which the sophomore health and exercise science major got during her senior year of high school, is an image of a rose woven into the Lyme disease ribbon. The word “venia” is scrawled underneath, meaning “grace” in Latin. Being a witness to the disease has shaped Cubillos’ life indefinitely. The tattoo represents her understanding of the fragility of existence and the ways in which she has become increasingly grateful through the years. “I wanted it to be a pretty tattoo despite the ugly disease it is representing,” Cubillos describes. After much collaboration with her artist, Gary Aldrich Jr. of Hypnotic Ink in Schenectady, N.Y., she decided to increase the size of her original idea. Including six different colors of ink, from vibrant red to bright green, the piece pops out against her skin on her right hip. The placement was practical on Cubillos’ part — she did not want it to be visible in everyday life, but she wanted to be able to easily show the

MARISSA CUBILLOS has a tattoo of a rose because it is her mother’s favorite flower. shira stoll staff photographer

piece to others as she pleased. The text of the tattoo has several layers of importance to Cubillos. She chose Grace to be her confirmation name when she was confirmed into the Catholic faith. Her faith has played a large role in her life. She chose Latin as the language because of its religious significance. “I have learned to live life with grace in every situation,” she explains. The rose, her mother’s favorite

flower, is a reminder that “something beautiful can blossom out of adversity.” Cubillos hasn’t yet explored getting another piece. The need for her to memorialize her experience on her body is something that she cherishes significantly. Said Cubillos: “It’s a way for people to express themselves in one of the most beautiful ways possible.”

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Make it rain Mark Zuckerberg and his wife donated $18 million of his company’s stock shares, valued at more than $970 million, making them 2013’s most generous American philanthropists.

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need to know Here’s a quick look at five stories to catch up on this week:

Wait time The Obama administration announced it would delay the enforcement of a federal requirement for certain employers to provide health insurance to employees until beyond Jan. 1, 2015.

To be or not to be Better Markets, a group critical of Wall Street, filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department. The suit challenges the constitutionality of a $13 billion settlement between the Justice Department and JPMorgan Chase.

No-show Russia and China skipped a United Nations Security Council meeting where members were supposed to discuss a resolution that would force all parties in the Syrian conflict to allow access for humanitarian groups.

Out in the open Michael Sam, an All-American defensive end from the University of Missouri-Columbia, announced Sunday he is gay. If Sam is drafted in April, he will become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

Skiddy Park’s field house is currently vacant and is in need of renovations. Syracuse University students have been collaborating with residents living near the Near Westside park to brainstorm ideas on how to redesign the facility. bridget williams contributing photographer

SU students help design Near Westside project By Meredith Newman social media producer

The first phase of the Skiddy Park Project is currently underway as Syracuse University students work with local residents to redesign the Near Westside Park’s aging field house. The goal of the ParkStudio project — a collaboration among SU students, Near Westside residents and city officials — is to renovate the field house so it can benefit the Near Westside neighborhood. Currently, the field house is nearing the

end of its life and is no longer in use. Students in the School of Architecture and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science began meeting this semester with local residents to discuss the best way to renovate the field house. “We want to go into the community and talk to different groups and find out what they want to see there,” said Brian Luce, the engagement fellow at UPSTATE: Center for Design, Research, and Real Estate, who is helping organize the project. “It’s not about what we want to see the field house as,

it’s about what they want to see.” The project started taking shape this summer when UPSTATE reached out to the School of Architecture about the idea, after a class of architecture students made an outdoor classroom in the spring for a school in the Near Westside. The tentative timeframe of the project, Luce said, is for students to have finalized designs of the field house at the end of this semester. Currently, there are 32 SU students involved in the project. To fund the renovation,

UPSTATE is contributing $35,000, which will be matched by the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs to make a total of $70,000. He added that the budget will cover different components of the project, including students’ design plans and objects that will be built or placed in the park. The Near Westside Initiative has recently gotten involved in the project, with the hopes that the organization can help be a liaison between students and Near Westside residents, said see skiddy

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Young African Leaders to visit for training session By Justin Mattingly staff writer

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is joining IREX, an international nonprofit organization, and the U.S. Department of State to host 25 participants in President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative for a sixweek training session. Young African Leaders Initiative, known as YALI, is an effort by the

Obama administration to advance future African leaders, according to YALI’s website. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they advance growth, democracy and peace across Africa, according to the site. Bill Sullivan, assistant dean for external relations at Maxwell, said that YALI is an exciting initiative and he’s glad that Maxwell and Syracuse University will be involved. Maxwell was chosen to host the ses-

PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR Organizations involved in the sixweek training session this summer include: • The Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI • The International Research and Exchanges Board, or IREX • The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

sions after submitting a competitive proposal to YALI, Sullivan said. IREX, the International Research and Exchanges Board, is an organization devoted to positively developing society by creating leadership, programs, education and independent media. The sessions will be six weeks long and take place on the SU campus, Sullivan said. “We’re still working things out, see yali page 8

Taking inventory Atlanta residents stocked up on food, water and beer in preparation for a winter storm that is approaching the city.

Concert sells out floor seats By Jacob Pramuk asst. news editor

Student presale general admission floor seating for the March 21 J. Cole show at the Carrier Dome sold out within two hours of going on sale Monday morning. Student ticket presale for the show started at 10 a.m. Monday and floor tickets sold out between 11 a.m. and noon, Pete Sala, Carrier Dome managing director, said in an email. Student ticket sales for other areas of the Dome will continue until Wednesday at midnight, he said. Public ticket sales begin Thursday at 10 a.m., and students can purchase tickets at the student rate in any section after sales become public, Sala said. SU and SUNY-ESF students can purchase tickets for $15, while tickets for the general public cost $30. The rate of student ticket sales is see sold

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Republicans should give up unnecessary demands to avoid default


y the end of the month, the United States could once again find itself on the brink of financial default. There has been a vote on legislation concerning the debt ceiling tentatively scheduled for Friday. At that time we’ll see if Republicans repeat the mistake of asking for conditions on the bill. In October, they sent the government into shutdown because they refused to raise the debt ceiling unless they were granted certain conditions, such as changes to the Affordable Care Act. The economic effects of the shutdown could have been avoided if Republicans had not used government debt as a bargaining chip for their political advances.



The crisis in October ended with the decision to suspend the debt ceiling until Feb. 7. With the shutdown still in the rearview mirror, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has stated that the United States will run out of money to pay its bills on Feb. 27. To avoid America’s first-ever default, Republicans must relent on their new demands in the next 16 days. The Republican focus has changed since

October. Conditions now being considered include the extension of certain areas of Medicare and the restoration of military pension cuts. Even so, these conditions still do not warrant risking default for the sake of GOP gains. In October, the American public rightfully held Republicans responsible for the shutdown and the party’s reputation took a significant hit. To avoid a similar fate, House Republicans should propose a clean bill similar to the ideas of the Democrats. Some of the more logical representatives are advocating for this exact action. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) is one such representative. Labrador has historically been a staunch opponent of raising the debt ceiling

unconditionally. Like some of his fellow conservatives, though, he recognizes the necessity of dealing with this issue in a way that will not further tarnish the GOP’s image. The consensus among Republicans like Labrador is that by dealing with the debt ceiling quickly and efficiently, the GOP can avoid public disapproval heading into midterm elections. However, if House Speaker John Boehner cannot get the rest of his constituents to agree on a bill both sides will approve, we may face crisis yet again. Chris Piemonte is a senior political philosophy major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at

letter to the editor

“Girl Code” fails to acknowledge other victims of sexual violence First and foremost, we want to state our support and respect for the young women who decided to share their stories and experiences with our campus in the name of furthering an important cause. In doing so, we have no doubt that the fight against sexual violence will be even harder fought. With that said, we want to publicly acknowledge and challenge the level of publicity given to these women and the exclusionary use of words in this article. This article focused on white privileged college women who are members of the Greek system — a group given much attention and special treatment on the Syracuse University campus — has cultivated a selective platform for the discussion of sexual safety on campus.

At Syracuse there are several organizations that advocate against sexual violence and conduct programming each semester that works toward creating a safer campus environment for all students. Therefore, this is the reason we are openly questioning why these particular women have been given a platform to speak out unlike any other organization with similar goals. While reading this article, one might get the impression that there are no other groups on campus fighting for this cause, which not only falsely advertises the “Girl Code” group as trailblazers but in some ways negates the hard work that many other on-campus organizations have done in the name of sexual safety. Finally, although the group’s catchphrase “#cockblock-

crew” is clever and may be used for shock value, it insinuates that sexual violence is only perpetrated by males and that women are only ever victims, which is far from the truth. Sexual violence is a power exchange that harmfully impacts anyone that may come in its path. Gendering in the name of shock value rather than critically looking at the gender implications of sexual violence does not help, but hurts the cause. While we greatly appreciate the efforts of the Girl Code movement and celebrate them for openly discussing their personal stories, we urge them to consider the use of language and rhetoric and the implications this may have on certain communities. We urge them to work

in tandem with other groups on campus; to attend “The Vagina Monologues,” which raises money for organizations like Vera House, to light a candle at the SU Rising vigil for all people affected by sexual assault, to march in “Take Back the Night” to give victims their voices back, or to volunteer at the Advocacy Center. We urge all students to stand against sexual violence. But to also consider the people excluded from the conversation and those not given a platform and what their fight against sexual violence looks like. Clare Keaney ’15 & Erin Carhart ’14


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Obama’s Olympic delegation exemplifies LGBT support resident Barack Obama’s conspicuous absence from the Sochi Olympics makes a powerful statement for the global LGBT community. His decision to name two openly gay athletes to the U.S. Olympic delegation rings even stronger. Former U.S. figure skater Brian Boitano and former U.S. ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, both Olympic medalists, are representing the U.S. in what are arguably the most politically charged Olympic games in recent years. The former olympians join former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, White House aide Rob Nabors and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on the U.S. delegation. This marks the first Olympics since Sydney in 2000 that a president, vice president, first lady or former president has not served on the delegation, according to a Dec. 20 USA Today article. Through his selection of the U.S. delegation, Obama tactfully and effectively asserted his position on the equality of individuals who identify as LGBT. His choice leaves no question about the American view on Russia’s controversial ban of LGBT “propaganda” around children, which took effect in the summer of 2013. At the same time, Obama is not drawing significant attention away from the games or the athletes as a boycott or similarly dramatic denunciation likely would have. And although Vladimir Putin is facing much of the criticism, he is not the only world leader who should take note of Obama’s message. While Russia’s apparently antiLGBT attitudes have drawn significant attention in the weeks leading up to the games, it is important to note that Russia is not the only — nor even the worst — offender when it comes to human rights. Even as LGBT activism has made major gains in 2013, including the legalization of same-sex marriage

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in nine U.S. states and six countries, a global trend is impossible to pin down. India, according to one estimate, recently doubled the global number of people who can be imprisoned for their sexuality when they reinstituted a ban on gay sex, according to a Jan. 28 article in The Atlantic. Nigerians who publicly advocate for or enter into a same-sex marriage can face years of imprisonment. These cases, along with the politically charged environment in Russia, reflect the wildly inconsistent state of global LGBT acceptance. This reality endows the Olympics as a global stage with the potential to serve as an invaluable platform for a worldwide issue. With the attention of 85 participating countries on Russia these next two weeks, the political outcry about the country’s anti-LGBT attitudes falls on a wide and diverse set of ears. While censorship in individual nations will undoubtedly skew or deny coverage of gay rights activists, the issue of LGBT equality still claims a role on a global screen through the Olympics. It is onto this global screen that Obama has asserted the U.S. Olympic delegation, which advocates for an inclusive global community with their presence alone. Through his selection of the U.S. delegation, Obama has sent Russia and the global community a powerful, respectful and assertive message. Countries that are intolerant of their LGBT citizens should see this example and take note. Nicki Gorny is a junior newspaper and online journalism and Spanish major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at and followed on Twitter @Nicki_Gorny.

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Food pantry should expand to meet demand More and more Syracuse University students are starting to use the services that the Hendricks Chapel food pantry has to offer. To keep pace with this steady growth, the pantry will need to expand its services and resources. Since the food pantry opened last semester, it has served about 30 students, according to Ginny Yerdon, an event coordinator and administrative specialist in Hendricks Chapel. Yerdon also said that the pantry provides assistance to about 3-4 students per week. For the food pantry to expand its services, it first needs to move to a bigger space. Presently, the pantry is housed in a relatively small, converted chaplain’s office in Hendricks Chapel. The converted office only has three walls of shelves for storing non-perishable food items,

Yerdon said. A much larger space should be opening up on the SU campus next year. The bookstore is moving out of the Schine Student Center and into a new facility on the corner of University Avenue and Harrison Street. The food pantry would be an ideal candidate to fill the empty space left behind in Schine. Once it moves to a bigger space, the pantry will also need more food items and volunteers to improve efficiency. Since the pantry is dependent on donations, it could benefit by entering into a partnership with a local supermarket like Tops or Wegmans. Some supermarkets place donation jars next to their registers for customers to donate money to charitable causes. A supermarket like Tops or Wegmans could take

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donations for the food pantry in Hendricks. In return, the food pantry could agree to spend the money collected at the supermarket that collected it. With more resources, the pantry could also develop a program where volunteers deliver grocery packages to students in need. Students would either sign up for foods they want or order a standard package of foods grouped together for nutritional value. A volunteer delivery program could eliminate the stigma of going to a food pantry that might keep some hungry students from visiting. As the pantry attracts more students, expansion may be necessary to continue its services. If the pantry expands, it will become clear to hungry students that they are not alone.

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money matters Comptroller Patrick Douglas gave a report to the assembly detailing the allocation of special programming funds to registered student organizations so far.

LAST WEEK’S BUDGET Total requested: $80,241.57 Granted: $25,265.57 Denied: $54,976

SEMESTER BUDGET Total: $125,000.03 Granted: $69,455.64 Balance: $55,544.39

Taking out the trash During Monday night’s meeting, Duane Ford gave a presentation updating the assembly on the progress of the Euclid trashcan initiative. The goal of the initiative is to clean up trash on Euclid and surrounding areas by installing eight trashcans. Local artist Brendan Rose designed the structure of the cans and Syracuse University industrial design students created the designs that will appear on the outside of the cans. Ford said he hopes the cans will start to be installed next Tuesday or Wednesday.

ben jones, speaker, adresses the assembly regarding new changes to SA’s bylaws at Monday’s meeting. The bylaws aligned closely with the changes made to SA’s constitution, which Jones instated last semester. hannah wagner contributing photographer

Assembly adopts revised bylaws aligning with constitution By Jessica Iannetta staff writer

After nearly an hour of discussion, the Student Association assembly voted to adopt 34 pages of bylaws during its Monday night meeting. The new bylaws, which were first presented at last week’s meeting, bring SA codes in line with changes made to the constitution last fall. “Ladies and gentlemen, give yourselves a pat on the back because you just survived this,” said Speaker Ben Jones following the passage of the bylaws, to cheers from the assembly. The two sections of the bylaws that pro-

duced the most debate during the meeting were the ability of the Judicial Review Board to deny a student organization funding and stipends for the vice president. In presenting the bylaws, parliamentarian Stephen Thomas noted that in the judicial codes there was originally a “doomsday clause” that allowed the JRB to deny a student organization funding indefinitely if an organization commits financial fraud. The Administrative Operations committee proposed changing the bylaws to cap the number of semesters a student organization could be denied funding at a maximum of eight semesters.

stephen thomas, the parliamentarian of Student Association, presents the new bylaws to the assembly, which were 34 pages long. hannah wagner contributing photographer

In addition, Dan Hernandez, chair of the Board of Elections and Membership, proposed an amendment that would require the Finance Board to review the tier placement of any organization that was denied funding for eight semesters. Both the eight-semester cap and the tier review amendment were passed after some debate. The assembly also voted to amend the bylaws so that the vice president would now hold office hours for 15 hours instead of 10 hours each week. In addition, the assembly decided to add a provision in the bylaws that would award the vice president a $750 meritbased stipend for good work each semester and a $1,500 stipend for summer travel. The assembly also discussed adding campaign finance provisions to the bylaws. These provisions were originally proposed to the assembly two weeks ago as part of former SA vice president Duane Ford’s campaign reform bills. At Monday’s meeting, the assembly first debated how much money should be given to each campaign. Thomas motioned to change the original $1,000 amount to $350. Recorder Malik Evans then motioned to amend the $350 motion to $250. After a short discussion, Evans then further motioned to indefinitely table the motion to change the amount and the motion passed. The assembly then returned to the original question of whether SA should be giving candidates funding at all. Several assembly members strongly objected to giving out any money, including Thomas. “How can we morally think that this is OK when we tell other student organizations, who do more for campus than just running a campaign, that they can’t run their program?”

Thomas asked the assembly. Hernandez then asked to address the assembly on the changes AdOp had made to the bill. Hernandez said AdOp proposed that $3,500 be set aside to be used for campaigns. Each campaign team would receive $500 in funding from SA and have the option to supplement the $500 with outside funds as long as they did not exceed $1,000 in total. Any funds out of the $3,500 not used by the campaigns would go back to SA. If more than seven campaign teams participated in an election, the $3,500 would be split evenly among the campaigns. Following another round of debate, the assembly then voted to table the campaign finance provisions indefinitely. President Boris Gresely also gave a report during the meeting in which he detailed what he discussed with Chancellor Kent Syverud during their meeting last Wednesday. The two talked about the ongoing College of Arts and Sciences dean search, the newspaper readership program, renovations to the Schine Student Center and improvements to the library, Gresely said. Finally, Gresely said that he and the chancellor discussed that the Oct. 3 home football game vs. Louisville is currently scheduled to take place on Yom Kippur. Hillel is very concerned that holding the game on this day could be disrupting to students observing Yom Kippur, Gresely said. He has met with Hillel Director Brian Small and Interim Dean of Student Affairs Rebecca Kantrowitz about this issue. Gresely noted that these discussions are ongoing. However, Gresely added that this is more of an ESPN and ACC issue than a university issue. | @JessicaIannetta

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whitman during service week. “It’s still kind of in the early stages, but the general idea among students I’ve talked to is that it’s annoying. Reactions haven’t been particularly positive,” Heaton said. Heaton believes negative student reactions stem from students being concerned for their personal grades rather than the reputation of the school, he said. Heaton said he feels the system may not particularly serve the best interests of students, but was instead created to impress potential employers and advance the reputation of the school. Within the last year, the Whitman school increased 6 spots — from No. 61 to No. 55, but two years before, the ranking fell 14 spots – from No. 47 to No. 61. Now that the policies have been implemented, Heaton said he feels some pressure to work harder for his grades. “As a freshman, I may have to put in more work in the next three years than students who

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when it comes to what will be happening during the program, but things will be based primarily in public administration,” Sullivan said. The first of the three training sessions will take place this summer, and two more will be held at later dates. Although the program will take place in the summer, Sullivan said SU students on campus will have the opportunity to interact with the African students. “Usually things are relatively quiet in June and July, but whoever happens to be here, we will definitely try to engage and involve in the program,” he said. Maxwell is looking to bring not only its own public administration faculty to teach the sessions, but also social science and public administration faculty from other institutions, Sullivan said. SU students had nothing but praise for Maxwell’s efforts to bring the program to Syracuse. “I believe it is always good when academic

are graduating this year,” Heaton said. “But in that sense, you could say it will create more hardworking students.” Megan Clark, a senior marketing major, said she feels upperclassmen have reacted more positively to the changes. “I think in general, from a senior perspective,

It’s still kind of in the early stages, but the general idea among students I’ve talked to is that it’s annoying. Angus Heaton undeclared freshman in whitman

a lot of students were mad at first. But then, when you think about it, I want to be able to say that I’m a Whitman alumni and have that mean something. This will make that more credible,” Clark said. She said that her professors explained the new system on the first day of the spring semester. Clark said she felt that the professors had institutions seek to help out those who strive to lead and better themselves,” said Javier Velez, a freshman political science and television, radio and film major. Students also said that Maxwell is hosting this event just adds to the diversity that makes up SU. “Before I came to Syracuse I heard a lot about the diversity here and that’s the reason why I came, and I love how much this school puts on diversity and helping people all around the world,” Kai Zhu, a television, radio and film graduate student said. Though the first session hasn’t yet taken place, Maxwell hopes that it can host YALI participants in the future, said Sullivan, assistant dean for external relations. Hosting events can lead to global connections moving forward. “This is more than a single occurrence and based on the experiences that I and the school have had with other parts of the world, things have a tendency to start out small,” Sullivan said. “However, if we connect with this first group, we have a way of building relationships and partnerships going forward.”

generally positive outlooks toward the system, and thought that it would challenge Whitman students and give more credibility to the school. “I do think the new system gives more values to A’s,” Clark said. “Going into interviews and saying that I graduated with a 4.0 is more impressive now that it means I’m in the top 33 percent.” Clark said that since the system change at the beginning of the semester, she has increased her in-class participation in order to adjust to the curve. “It’s in the back of my head during class. I’ve stepped up my participation because I think that extra ten to 15 participation percentage of our grade could be the cut off line for the top 33 percent,” Clark said. Clark said that she thinks the grading system may work better in some courses than others. In certain courses, such as math courses, it’s a right or wrong answer, Clark said. In this case, the grading can be so numeric that it can be very difficult for students to set themselves apart or balance their grade, Clark said. “I don’t know if it was completely thought out course by course,” Clark said. “I think they could have used some more student perspective, and

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break-ins other minor items were stolen from her office, while O’Neill said a personal laptop was stolen out of a drawer in his desk. Their offices are located in rooms 332 and 335, respectively. Three DPS officers lifted fingerprints from all offices that had crow bar markings, Keller said. She said she had never seen any incident as severe as this. “When I learned of the events, I had a very bad feeling in my stomach,” Keller said. “Something like this is unprecedented.” Keller said that Newhouse has begun working on replacing some of the stolen university property. She said replacing other items might be tricky because the university is self-insured. Callisto said DPS is working closely with the Syracuse Police Department to get detectives assigned to the investigation. Though DPS has seen these kinds of crimes

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SU’s losses. That decision was held up in an intermediate state appellate court on Dec. 27. Fine, the former associate head men’s basketball coach, was fired on Nov. 27, 2011 after he was accused of sexually abusing two former ball boys. He has denied all wrongdoing and wasn’t charged

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skiddy park Stacey Lindbloom, the engagement scholar for the Near Westside Initiative. Right now, there are four meetings set up between the student designers and the community, she said. The meetings will allow students to gain a sense of what the role of the field house should be at the park, Lindbloom said. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, said Cesi Kohen, a fourth-year architecture student who is involved in ParkStudio. The project started with 14 designs but has been narrowed down to three designs. At the meeting, the students will display the three designs and receive feedback. The meeting is open to the public. The three designs range from minimal


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after an almost year-long federal investigation. Frenchman didn’t immediately return a phone call and an email late Monday night. Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president for public affairs, and Robert Novack – the insurance company’s lawyer – also didn’t return a phone call and an email. — Asst. News Editor Ellen Meyers contributed reporting to this article. | @dylan_segelbaum

intervention to a total overhaul of the field house, Kohen said. “We want them to see different options,” Kohen said. “We’re not expecting them to like one, but we hope they will like portions of the three and we can hopefully merge them.” But one of the biggest challenges ParkStudio will face, Lindbloom said, is how to get the community actively involved. “It’s really important that we get all of their input. But it’s not easy because a lot of the people in the neighborhood — from our past experiences of trying to engage with the community — have been indifferent to what we’re doing,” she said. “The revitalization of the community is not their first priority. First they have to think about their day to day needs.” Safety is the biggest concern for Near Westside resident Carole Horan, who lives across

sold out comparable to the annual Block Party show in the Dome, Sala said. The Theta Xi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at Syracuse University is presenting the show. The chapter organizes a concert every spring semester and hoped to host a large show in the Dome this spring to commemorate its 100th anniversary, which was Jan. 9. the street from Skiddy Park. Horan, 69, was one of the few residents to attend the project’s first community meeting.

I just want to make sure there are no nooks or crannies, where people can hide and do things that they wouldn’t do out in the open. Carole Horan near westside resident

“I just want to make sure that there are no nooks or crannies, where people can hide

there may need to be some curricular adjusting.” Dean Kavajecz said he is aware that students have shown mixed reactions. “The purpose of the policies is to protect, engage and challenge students. It seems to me that it’s often being perceived as the opposite,” he said. Kavajecz said that his priority as dean and the purpose of the new policies are to create a better experience for students, not to enhance the rankings of the school. “My focus is to ensure that we are rigorous, coordinated and deliberate in our approach so that all students get the same experience when walking through our hallways. That is my priority and that is my focus. If we can accomplish this, rankings will follow,” he said. Kavajecz said that he has heard some positive reactions from students and parents, and he hopes that as the changes settle in, more positive reactions will follow. Said Kavajecz: “As it relates to policy, people need to know this isn’t about splitting hairs over who gets an A and who gets a B. This is about preparing students well, and making courses challenging and rigorous.”

before, Callisto said DPS has seen more than usual and has tripled how frequently officers check buildings. This could be a way to prevent future incidents like the burglaries in Newhouse. William Ward, a professor of social media, said several of his desk drawers were rummaged through and a wireless speaker that sat on his desk was stolen. Other items, such as a webcam, and a printer, were left untouched, he said. Even though the email was sent out Sunday afternoon, Simon Perez, an assistant professor of broadcast and digital journalism, said he came back to check his office that night. An unopened, personal webcam was stolen out of its box, and several items, including a small TV, looked like they were moved, he said. He said DPS could strengthen security measures by adding security cameras, scheduling late night patrols and making sure staff use deadbolts on their doors. “We’re just waiting to see what happens next,” Perez said.

Ayinde Emers-George, vice president and public relations chair for Phi Beta Sigma, said the interest in the show has impressed him. The number of calls and emails he received about ticket sales was surprising, he said. When Emers-George last checked Monday afternoon, he saw that about 1,900 tickets had been sold, he said. Doors for the concert will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is expected to start at 7:30 p.m. R&B singer Elle Varner will open for J. Cole.

and do things that they wouldn’t do out in the open,” she said. “It just needs to be safe.” This input is important because Skiddy Park is in the center of the neighborhood, said Glen Lewis, director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs. To the east, there is public housing and to the west are neighboring schools. The city has made an effort to renovate the park in recent years, Lewis said. In the last two years, the playground equipment and the basketball courts received updates. He added that the city plans to implement students’ finalized designs. The construction of the field house is tentatively scheduled to be finished next fall, Lewis said. He added that ParkStudio will hopefully develop a system to revitalize field houses throughout the city. | @MerNewman93


Identity crisis

Wheels in motion

“I’m not Laurence Fishburne!” — Samuel L. Jackson to a KTLA reporter who mistook him for the actor from The Matrix.

Check for a video on the Jimmy John’s delivery cyclist.

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‘Cuse Tank promotes business By Jen Bundy staff writer

CHARLIE LANOUE, the Jimmy John’s delivery cyclist, rides past the sandwich shop on Marshall Street on one of his rides. LaNoue works on Saturdays, and rides for 14 -16 hours on every shift, where he makes about $300 per night. sam maller photo editor

on a roll By Allie Caren staff writer


harlie LaNoue bikes so fast, you’ll freak. The Jimmy John’s bikedelivery guy behind the ski mask, thermal layers and high-energy music has always loved bicycling and being a food deliveryman, independently. Now he has married the two

for more than just personal enjoyment by biking for sustainability. LaNoue said his ultimate goal in life is to create a new, better way of delivering food. The 25-year-old has a bachelor of science in business from Albion College, which “seemed like a sensible option,” he said. “And then I realized, it seems like it’s all about bottom line dollars at the expense of everything,

society and the environment.” It was then he asked himself how he could change business and economics to support positive changes. Delivering Jimmy John’s sandwiches by bike is a big part of it, he said. “Beyond whatever trivial fuel savings I can make, it’s showing that it can be done in a different way, all year, all weather, up hills — everything,” LaNoue added.

Delivery cyclist rides for love of environment Because he is currently pursuing his masters in biophysical and ecological economics at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, LaNoue has cut his six-day workweek from last semester to just Saturdays, where he works a “monster shift” of 14-16 hours. He has worked at Jimmy John’s on Marshall see jimmy

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the wheel deal Charlie LaNoue rides more than 12 hours a shift, in rain, snow or sleet to deliver food. Here are his secrets:



Most miles biked in a 14-16 hour shift





Fixed gear Tires: Freedom Cost: $250+

Dissent Lazer Matte Black and Blue Cost: $110-$140

Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Cost: $180-$250

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On Monday night three brave students dared to enter ‘Cuse Tank. The event, hosted by The Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club, was modeled off the popular ABC show “Shark Tank,” and allowed student entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to the audience, then field questions and critique. “Unlike on TV, we cannot give any money away,” said Austin Miller, president of the SU Entrepreneurship Club. “But (we) ask questions, make sure they have viable business ideas, but don’t necessarily crush their dreams too much.” The first student to pitch an idea was Josh Rhoades, a senior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry majoring in environmental science. Rhoades is the founder of Costa Efficient Cookware, a company that is developing a cooking pot that saves time in the kitchen. After returning to the U.S. from a spring break trip to Costa Rica focused on sustainable living, Rhoades had an “aha” moment when he was boiling vegetables.

I want to prove myself. I want to be known as the one stock pot you want to buy. Josh Rhoades founder of costa efficient cookware

“I asked myself: why does this take so long? I wanted to make the process faster and more efficient,” he said. Costa Efficient Cookware is Rhoades’s solution to this problem. Rhoades has developed a cooking pot accessory that heats the sides and bottom of the pot, rather than a traditional pot that is only heated from the bottom. The Costa Efficient Cookware products can reduce the time it takes to boil a 15 quart pot of water see ‘cuse

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Columnist ponders difference between ‘local,’ ‘tourist’ status abroad


aving been in Strasbourg for nearly a month, I’ve recently found myself wondering when I will stop feeling like a tourist. I began thinking about this question this weekend while waiting to meet a friend outside Strasbourg’s famous cathedral, at the heart of the city’s tourist area. Around me was a ring of crowded shops selling postcards, key chains and purses emblazoned with “Strasbourg!” in red and white letters. Out of the blue, a woman with a backpack and a thick Northern European accent approached me. After politely asking if I spoke English, she inquired about the visiting hours of the cathedral, which I explained to her. I realize now that she probably approached me because she’d overheard me speaking English in my loud American voice. But before realizing this, I had a moment of euphoria — she thought I was a local! The brief encounter got me wondering about what it means to be a tourist versus a local, and whether I fit in either category. On the local side of the scales, I’ve more or less

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‘cuse tank from 33 minutes to 15 minutes. Rhoades is still in the development stage of the process but hopes to target growing areas of demand in full-service restaurants, particularly restaurants serving seafood or Italian food. “I want to prove myself,” he said. “I want to



settled into daily life in Strasbourg. I have my favorite cafe, bookstore and grocery store — by grocery store, I mean the section of the gas station where they sell wine and cookies. I’ve memorized the order of the tram stops in my area and finally mastered the art of making coffee at my host family’s house. The fact that almost nothing is open on Sundays no longer seems strange. But there are also plenty of ways in which I still feel like a foreigner here. Earlier on the same day that the tourist had asked me for help, I’d bought two postcards. The language barrier also continues to pose problems. Sure, I can dash off a respectable essay on Verlaine in French with the help of, but a few days ago I accidently ordered a mug of tea in a bar when I’d meant to get wine. When this method of deciding whether I still counted as a tourist reached no conclube known as the one stock pot you want to buy.” Another student looking to prove her business model is Hannah Fagut, a junior psychology and neuroscience major. Fagut is the founder of SyrCa, a gourmet food service that delivers food from high-end, local restaurants in downtown Armory Square to students on campus. “Like many students, I was sitting in my apartment frustrated about the lack of delivery

sion, I changed tactics. I tried to decide whether I was still a tourist in Strasbourg by considering whether the city had changed me. If I brought back European habits as well as souvenirs, would that make me almost a local? I already know I’ll miss several things about life abroad when I return home this summer. I’ll miss having fresh bread and pastries within walking distance at any given moment. I’ve also gotten hooked on Strasbourg’s open-air markets — where you can buy everything from used paperbacks to soft pretzels to knockoff purses — and boat bars — because what “Pirates of the Caribbean” fan doesn’t love the idea of a night club on the water? But I’m already looking forward to being reunited with certain aspects of American life. I’ll be overjoyed to once again have a cup of coffee big enough to wrap my hands around. I’m also getting nostalgic for showers tall enough to accommodate my full height. I even miss Wal-Mart. It turns out that in Europe, if you want to buy a hair straightener, a box of cereal and a yoga mat, you probably have to visit three different stores.

At the orientation seminars I attended nearly a month ago, our program director explained the typical adjustment process of a study abroad student, from the honeymoon phase to homesickness to something in between. But at no point did anyone explain when you begin to feel at home abroad. Right now, I’m guessing that — like the sweet spot between being dazzled by your new city and being homesick for the one you left — the truth about my tourist vs. local question lies somewhere in the middle. I don’t think four months is enough to make anyone a local in any city. But I also hope that by the end of my stay, I’ll be able to be the one giving, rather than asking, directions. For now, I’ll settle for simply being able to find my way around.

from downtown restaurants like Pastabilities or Dinosaur Bar-B-Que,” she said. SyrCa is still in test phases, but in the next few months will offer a preliminary trial of the service to students at SU. Unlike other delivery services like GrubHub, SyrCa does not charge delivery services, gratuity or require a minimum purchase. “We will deliver quality food to South Campus, off campus, the library,” she said. “Anywhere you are, we will deliver it to you.” The third student also wants to deliver a high quality service to the customer. Rayshon Mason, a senior double entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and information management and technology major, has dreamed of changing the way the world travels for seven years. Insight Travelers is a personalized travel guide service that has planned trips for SU

students to destinations like Atlanta for the 2013 Final Four game. “I want people to get the local perspective with something fun and interactive,” Mason said. “I don’t just book hotels — I take care of you. I feel like the soccer mom of travel.” Insight Travelers has developed a website and served more than 80 clients so far with customized events and trips. Mason plans to grow the business and employee base in the next year. The service is currently planning Spring Break trips to Las Vegas for SU students to join. One difficulty of being an entrepreneur is learning to yield power as your business grows, said Mason. “You need to learn to give things up,” he said. “You need to be able to take charge and take command, but also believe in your employees to hopefully carry on your vision”

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.

HANNAH FAGUT, the founder of SyrCa LLC., pitches the business model for her start-up during ‘Cuse Tank, hosted by the Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Club. Fagut was one of three students to speak at the event. sage cruz staff photographer

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“After the Disco”

Broken Bells columbia records Release date: Feb. 4 Top track: ”Leave it Alone” Rating: 2.5/5

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bell BOTTOM Indie super-duo disappoints with confusing discothemed sophomore album By Jessica Cabe staff writer


hat do you get when you cross one of indie rock’s biggest heroes with one of the most acclaimed producers of the 2000s? Disco, apparently. Broken Bells, a super-duo composed of The Shins frontman James Mercer and producer Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse), released their sophomore album, “After the Disco,” last week. The album is an improvement over their 2010 selftitled debut in that it sounds more like a cohesive idea than a random grouping of songs, but it’s too gimmicky and insincere to really work. Listening to the music Mercer and Burton each made before coming together to form Broken Bells in 2009, the two seem like an odd couple. The Shins, one of the most beloved indie rock bands of all time, gained a huge following after its music was prominently featured in the 2004 film “Garden State.” Natalie Portman is a great spokesperson, obviously. Burton also had a big year in 2004 when he released “The Grey Album,” a mash-up of Jay-Z’s vocals from “The Black Album” and the music from “The White Album” by the Beatles. He went on to form Gnarls Barkley with CeeLo Green in

2006, and he earned a Grammy for Producer of the Year in 2011 for his work with Broken Bells, Daniele Luppi and The Black Keys. Broken Bells’ 2010 self-titled debut album lacks cohesion, but it’s a good blend of the two artists’ sounds. Mercer maintains his indie cred by throwing an acoustic guitar and singable melodies into almost every tune, and Burton provides the strong beats and simplebut-fun music that made Gnarls Barkley such a hit — if only for a short while. But “After the Disco” hops on a bandwagon that should really be set on fire already. Daft Punk brought disco back with their brilliant 2013 album “Random Access Memories,” but they did it with purpose. They did it right. It makes sense. Broken Bells seems to have done it because they thought it would be funny, like they were sitting around one day and on a whim said, it would be hilarious to make a disco album. That’s the vibe the music gives off for the most part, but the lyrics try to be so much deeper than that. It’s that disconnect — personal, relatable lyrics sung over random disco music — that makes “After the Disco” confusing. Lyrically, Mercer fans should be overjoyed. He hasn’t lost his way with words, and he’s even

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managed to create a lyrical theme that ties the album together with one big idea. He sings about escapism and fantasy (“The Remains of Rock & Roll”), and about trying to outrun reality either because it’s too painful to bear (“Holding On for Life”) or because it’s just not enough fun (“After the Disco”). But he always comes to the realization that he can’t run forever. Reality sets in. The disco ball stops

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

1. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers) 2. “Dragon Queen” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3. “Girl You Look Amazing” by Nicole Atkins 4. “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley 5. “New Slang” by The Shins

spinning. The party is over. This idea is illustrated most clearly on the second track, “After the Disco.” The driving bass line, strong back beat and prominent

synths evoke disco at its lamest, and Mercer’s sweet falsetto solidifies the charade. The lyrics are great. “After your faith has let you down, I know you’ll want to run around, and follow the crowd into the night, but after the disco, all of the shine just faded away,” he sings. But the listener can’t help asking, why disco? This idea could work just as well — better, in fact — if Broken Bells made a modern pop album. Surely Burton would throw in a twist and add his own unique flavor, but copying a long-dead genre does nothing but confuse the listener. There are high points on the album. Incidentally, they usually occur on the songs that lack a heavy disco vibe, like “Leave it Alone.” The fourth track starts off with a finger-picked acoustic guitar, the first audible one of the record. It sounds like it could be the sad song in an old western, with a church choir-like chorus and bluesy guitar solo. The fact that “Leave it Alone” is the best song on “After the Disco,” and that it could seamlessly fit on a Shins album, is not a good sign for Broken Bells. Burton is talented, no doubt — but maybe there’s good reason to scratch your head at these two making music together. | @Jessica_Cabe


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jimmy john’s Street since August. According to his Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS watch, LaNoue averages about 90 miles per shift. The most he’s biked in one day is 150 miles. The many hours and miles he’s biked high-mileage, along with his familiarity with Syracuse geography, has allowed LaNoue to form his own science of road navigation. “It’s all about eye contact with the drivers,” he said. “It’s all about assuming the worst possible situations will happen.” The worst has happened. LaNoue said he has been “doored” before — this is when a car driver opens his or her car door only for LaNoue to crash into. He also suffered from a car accident in Michigan, when a driver went through a stop sign and hit him. Luckily, he didn’t break any bones. LaNoue worked for Jimmy John’s in Ann Arbor for six months prior to moving to Syracuse. He said he enjoys that Jimmy John’s sanctions his bike deliveries. However, it’s an investment. LaNoue estimates that each item of bike gear he sports, by his own “rule of thumb,” costs around $100. For instance, the bike messenger bag he wears to carry sandwiches was $130, which he had to pay for. But in an effort to act sustainably, LaNoue doesn’t own a car, which justifies the investment for him. LaNoue said he makes about $300 per night. Bill Parent, Jimmy John’s area manager in Syracuse, said LaNoue is clearly conscious about the self-made culture of the restaurant business. “It’s up to you what you make,” he said.

Beyond whatever trivial fuel savings I can make, it’s showing that it can be done in a different way, all year, all weather, up hills – everything. Charlie LaNoue


“He knows that the quicker he goes, the more money he’s going to make,” said Parent, who has been a Jimmy John’s employee since 2007. Parent said there must be commitment upfront for bike delivery, and LaNoue has a real passion for it. “He doesn’t just stroll around on his bike,” he said. “It’s important to him.” Chrissy Ost, LaNoue’s co-worker and roommate, describes him as “very intense most of the time.” “He has so much energy. He loves it,” she said. Ost, who graduated from Syracuse University in May with a bachelor of science in geography, thinks the community likes LaNoue because of the novelty that he represents. But for LaNoue, it’s more than novelty. LaNoue said he wants to do something in life “that’s just outright superior,” and something that “everyone supports because it’s just better.” “I think you have to look for those lucrative opportunities,” he said. “It’s more than a job for me. It’s much more.”


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Goalies combine to allow 7 scores to Saints By Phil D’Abbraccio asst. copy editor


It took about half of last season for John Desko to find his starting goalkeeper. Through at least one game this season, the Syracuse head coach is still searching for an answer. Senior Dominic Lamolinara started and played the first half while junior Bobby Wardwell came on for an equally average 24-minute stretch. “In a big game, Dom, if he’s playing great, it’s tough to switch goalies,” Desko said. “It’s hard for me to say that right now, we’re still watching. But we feel like we have two guys who have stepped up and we feel very fortunate.” Despite yielding three goals in the first quarter, Lamolinara stopped six shots in the No. 2 Orange’s (1-0) 19-7 victory over the Saints (0-1) at the Carrier Dome. Lamolinara remains the Orange’s go-to goalie, Desko said, but the team will still look to give the junior Wardwell continued opportunities off the bench. Wardwell relieved Lamolinara after halftime, recording five saves in almost 24 minutes before redshirt freshman Evan Molloy made his collegiate debut between the pipes. “As long as we keep improving, I think we’ll be alright,” Lamolinara said. Before it became a blowout, Monday night’s season opener was a close game in the early goings. Lamolinara didn’t stop either of the first two shots that Siena fired in his direction. The first one banged off the post, and the second one came from Richie Hurley, who curled around the cage and ripped a low shot past Lamolinara to put the Saints on the scoreboard four minutes in. After another Siena shot missed the cage wide, Conor Prunty tried to dump off a pass into the middle in front of the crease, but no one was there. Lamolinara pounced on the loose ball, ran it out to the sideline and the Orange cleared. “I thought he had a good half,” Desko said. “I thought he saw it well.” As Syracuse’s attack stalled for more than five minutes after Siena’s first score, the Saints hung around. Siena’s Colin Clive hit a cutting Rob Hunter, who ripped a one-hopper from the right side that Lamolinara couldn’t stop to make it 3-2 at the 6:42 mark. Later in the quarter, Hurley flicked a shot from 15 yards out that beat Lamolinara to his right to give the Saints their third fast-break score of the period.






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“The downside was obviously those three transition goals they had in the first quarter, so that’s probably what we’ll work on this week,” Lamolinara said.

They just want whoever is doing better out there and whoever is on a roll to be out there. They’re both great sports about it and I think they both played really well for the first game. Chris Daddio su midfielder

But in the next 15 minutes, Lamolinara stepped up. After brushing away a shot by Prunty, the goalie shifted to his right to make a stick save with the Orange down a man. He dropped down to save two low shots

and displayed sharp awareness in tracking an uncontested shot after just getting back into position in the crease. He ended the half on a high note before giving way to Wardwell. “They just want whoever is doing better out there and whoever is on a roll to be out there,” midfielder Chris Daddio said. “They’re both great sports about it and I think they both played really well for the first game.” Wardwell stepped into the line of fire for the third quarter and posted a shutout period, logging four saves before the horn sounded. Unlike his teammate Lamolinara, however, Wardwell did not close out his outing as well. Despite hauling in an open Hurley shot from 10 yards out, he surrendered a pair of goals and was replaced by Molloy, who promptly saved the first shot he faced. A year ago, Lamolinara solidified his role as the starter not long into the season, and appears to be on track to doing the same this season — but Wardwell will still have his chances. “Bob’s really happy for me when I’m doing well, and I’m the same for him,” Lamolinara said. “As long as we keep winning, it doesn’t really matter who plays.” | @PhilDAbb

BOBBY WARDWELL mans the net in Syracuse’s 19-7 win over Siena on Monday night. Wardwell finished with five saves on seven shots. He started the third quarter after Dominic Lamolinara played the first half. spencer bodian staff photographer

men’s basketball

Boeheim calls Smart’s pushing of fan ‘a fluke’ By Stephen Bailey sports editor


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Jim Boeheim downplayed Marcus Smart’s shoving of Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr at the end of Oklahoma State’s 65-61 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday, during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “He was involved in a play that happens, I don’t know, every five years, where a player ends up in the stands,” the Syracuse head coach said. “That is so, so unusual. If he hadn’t ended up in the stands, nothing would’ve ever happened. It was just a fluke that he ended up being in the stands.” Boeheim has coached Smart for two years with USA Basketball and called him a “great kid.” He said Billy Donovan, the head coach of the USA

under-18 team, would echo those statements and more. Smart, who was a captain on the under-19 national team, fell into the stands and was helped up by another spectator when Orr told reporters he called Smart a “piece of crap.” Smart then turned into the stands, stepped up a row and shoved Orr in the chest with two hands. He  was suspended three games by the Big 12 on Sunday. “This is not how I was raised,” Smart told reporters on Sunday. “I let my emotions get the best of me — just can’t let that happen again. It’s something I have to learn from.” On Monday, Boeheim spoke about the hostile crowds he’s seen through the years. He remembers when the Big East asked for student sections to be moved from behind the

visiting team’s bench, and said that the raucousness of crowds has seemed to diminish gradually over the years. Still, certain road environments are difficult to play in — like Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center, where the top-ranked Orange will travel to Wednesday. “This is part of playing on the road,” Boeheim said. “You have to understand this is going to happen. We’ve played in a lot of tough places over the years.” Boeheim said he ignores opposing crowds and thinks derogatory signage should be banned from arenas, and reiterated the Smart incident as a one-time thing. Said Boeheim: “It was a fluke.” | @Stephen_Bailey1


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women’s basketball

Slim struggles to adjust, find jumper during conference play By Sam Blum asst. copy editor

Isabella Slim’s first step on the Syracuse campus for the beginning of her freshman year happened to fall on the same day classes started. She had just gotten off a plane from the Netherlands, where she finished up playing for the national women’s basketball team this summer. She had no time to adjust, and it showed when she stepped on the court. “During the first few practices,” Slim said,” I did everything wrong.” Considering the short adjustment period, Slim started out pretty well when the games finally got underway though. She impressed Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman enough for him to start her from the first game. She posted double figures three times during the non-conference slate, including 17 points in a Dec. 19 win over Niagara. But since the start of conference play, Slim’s

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too often. Just the occasional fist bump — which Donahue displayed after slotting the Orange’s first goal of the season two minutes in — or the theatrical head nod — which Rice utilized after assisting on a Donahue goal early in the second quarter. And as the scoring plays developed throughout the night, each one looking like a replay of the last, Rice was the easiest to follow. Early in the second half, amid a streak of three goals scored by Donahue off passes from Rice that put the game out of reach, Rice calmly cradled the ball behind the Saints’ net. The artful creator of the duo, he effortlessly dodged two defenders before Donahue darted into the crease. Before the Siena defense could react and goalie Tommy Cordts could turn his body toward the field, Donahue had already caught the ball and slapped it into the back of the net. Then the attention shifted to Donahue while Rice slowly caught up to a huddle of celebrating white jerseys. “Dylan picked up where he left off last year,” SU head coach John Desko said, “shooting the ball extremely well, moving without the ball and carrying the ball.” If Syracuse can take anything away from a double-digit win over an inferior opponent, it’s the rapport between two of its savviest starters. Rice and Donahue didn’t just lead the Orange attack to 13 first-half goals and an impressive overall output, but did so without revealing what they’re really capable of. Every Donahue goal that came off a Rice assist was within feet of the crease with passes coming from behind the net. Then both players said after the game that they’ve worked on all kinds of ways to score. Desko had a hard time explaining what he saw. He looked at Donahue from the seat over at the postgame press conference and said, “I guess you were just in the right place at the right time tonight.” That explanation works against Siena, but even when the Orange moves into the nation’s hardest schedule in the coming weeks, it will have a seasoned pair to lean on. “I get the ball and the defense is rotating and Dylan always finds the open spot,” Rice said. It’s as simple as that. | @dougherty_jesse

performance has dipped considerably. She’s connected on just 2-of-22 shots in her last eight games, including 1-of-14 from behind the 3-point line. Though the former Dutch standout still cracks the starting five, she’s often relegated to the bench after just a few minutes on the court. “Everything’s different,” Slim said. “All the automatics that I have, they all have to be different now. It goes faster, and is a little more physical sometimes. It’s just a different game.” Slim said that basketball in the states is much quicker. There’s a shorter shot clock. In the Netherlands, Slim was a different type of player. Back home, she was a dual threat. She would score off the dribble and knock down shots from long range. At SU, she’s been reduced to shooting mostly 3s. Sixty-six of her 90 shot attempts have been from behind the arc. Teams have adjusted to her talents, but she hasn’t been able to adjust herself. “I think it’s the speed of the game and I think it’s the shorter shot clock,” Hillsman said. “It’s

the continuity. It’s the broader lane lines. It’s the shoot-around. It’s the food here. She came straight from her national team straight here.” Hillsman said because teams have multiple tapes on Slim, there are no more surprises. He said he hasn’t lost confidence in her, and neither have her teammates. The head coach said the only cure to break out of the slump is to keep shooting, and that’s exactly what she’s done. Against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Slim missed all five of her shot attempts in just 14 minutes. “What’s going to happen one of these days is we’re going to be sitting here and she’s going to be 6-for-7,” Hillsman said. “She’s a tremendous, tremendous shooter.” Brittney Sykes said last season she noticed a huge spike in the competition at the beginning of Big East play as a freshman. But she said that she was able to adjust to improved competition. Sykes noted that there is a steeper learning curve for a player from the Netherlands, where

they don’t play the same 2-3 zone that Syracuse runs almost exclusively. “She hasn’t seen this type of basketball,” Sykes said. “It’s kind of different. We have faith in her and we know that she can shoot the ball really well. We’re just waiting for her to have that breakout game.” After practice on Wednesday, Slim and Brianna Butler went over to the far right court of the Carmelo K. Anthony Center and they started shooting. Slim went shot for shot with the team’s best 3-point shooter. Each swish was followed by another. Slim’s shot is just as sweet as it was the day she arrived at Syracuse. But since the middle of January, that hasn’t been evident on the court. “I think I just have to get adjusted to everything, because it’s kind of different from back home, different kind of basketball,” Slim said. “I still struggle sometimes.” | @SamBlum3


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Check out a full photo gallery from the Orange’s 19-7 seasonopening victory over Siena at the Carrier Dome on Monday night.


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men’s basketball

Knee holds Keita out of practice By Stephen Bailey sports editor

Baye Moussa Keita did not participate in Syracuse’s practice Monday due to the sprained right knee he suffered against Clemson on Sunday, SU Athletics spokesman Pete Moore confirmed in a text message. Moore said the senior center received treatment and is still listed as day-to-day heading into the No. 1 Orange’s matchup KEITA with No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Forward Jerami Grant filled in for Keita against Clemson, playing 8:40 in the second half while Rakeem Christmas sat on the bench with four fouls. Boeheim said Monday that Grant will practice with the centers this week.


KEVIN RICE cradles the ball as he looks to get past the Siena defense in Monday’s 19-7 win over the Saints at the Carrier Dome. Rice assisted eight goals, one shy of the program record. Six of those assists went to Dylan Donahue, who scored eight goals. spencer bodian staff photographer

Rice, Donahue lead Syracuse to blowout win against Siena in opener By Jesse Dougherty asst. sports editor


ylan Donahue and Kevin Rice wasted no time in showcasing the chemistry they built in the months leading up to the season. The two first met as juniors in high school as teammates in the Empire State Games and their friendship picked up again when Donahue transferred from Air Force before last season. Then they honed their connection this past summer playing together in summer leagues and working out up to five times a week. So when the Orange opened its season against Siena on Monday night, it was the well-oiled pair that spearheaded a potent attack and buried the Saints by the opening minutes of the second half.

“I think that that definitely helped,” Rice said, “with our communication and knowing each other’s tendencies.” No. 2 Syracuse’s (1-0) seasonopening 19-7 win over Siena (0-1) showed that the offseason work was greatly beneficial. A year ago, the Orange floundered in a double-overtime loss in its home opener against

unranked Albany. Monday, Donahue and Rice hampered any chance of a Siena upset early on and treated the 2,015 fans in the Carrier Dome to a one-sided affair. Both players finished one tally shy of SU single-game records and surrounded themselves with elite company. Donahue netted eight goals,

IN GOOD COMPANY Dylan Donahue scored eight goals in the season opener vs. Siena on Monday, landing him one goal shy of the Syracuse program record. 9 – Casey Powell vs. Towson – March 21, 1998 9 – Gary Gait vs. Navy – April 22, 1998 9 – Greg Tarbell vs. Bucknell – April 10, 1982 8 – Dylan Donahue vs. Siena – Feb. 10, 2014

8 – Gary Gait vs. Army – March 26, 1998 8 – Tom Korrle vs. Cortland – April 18, 1993 8 – Ralph Spinola at Union – April 15, 1981 8 – Larry Storrier vs. Colgate – April 13, 1977

becoming the first Syracuse player to score seven or more since Matt Cutia did so in 1999. Rice dished out eight assists, becoming the first SU player to collect eight or more since Casey Powell in 1997. And to tie their stat lines together, Rice assisted on six of Donahue’s goals. Siena totaled just nine points, while Donahue and Rice combined for 17 of the Orange’s 31. Yet neither of the two were ready to take any individual credit after the game. “I think it’s nice for us that we get the points but most of the work was done by our middies,” Rice said. “It was a pretty good team effort today,” Donahue said. Donahue and Rice’s passive attitude toward their collective brilliance surfaces in their on-field play. Neither celebrates too much or

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O-line coach Perles opts to leave SU By Stephen Bailey sports editor

Syracuse offensive line coach Pat Perles is leaving the program for another coaching position, SU Athletics spokeswoman Sue Edson confirmed to The Daily Orange. Perles spent just one season with the Orange after being hired on Feb. 1, 2013. His line opened holes for the fourth-best run game in the AtlanPERLES tic Coast Conference. Behind senior center Macky MacPherson and junior left tackle Sean Hickey, SU averaged 193.8 rushing yards per game. Perles is the second assistant to leave this offseason after wide receivers coach Rob Moore took the same position with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday.

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