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A former foreign policy adviser to the president of Mexico will join the faculty at the Maxwell School this July.

Fred German, a beloved SU maintenance employee for 19 years, enjoys playing the piano in Hendricks Chapel during his lunch break. Page 9

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Maryland forged a strong secondhalf comeback on Monday night, but Syracuse avoided a third straight loss in the closing minutes. Page 16


Kicker receives sentence Ryan Norton’s case to be dismissed pending service, good behavior By Dylan Segelbaum and Jacob Pramuk the daily orange

rachel rifkin, a senior history major, uses her experiences with unhealthy eating habits to help others in similar situations during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Rifkin started the SHAPES organization at SU. doris huang contributing photographer

In her skin SU senior spreads body image awareness after struggle with eating disorder By Jocelyn Delaney asst. copy editor


igging out on Domino’s and digging into a tub of Ben and Jerry’s on a Fridaynight-in with the girls was normal for Rachel Rifkin and her friends. But for Rifkin, a senior history major, the binge eating continued behind closed doors as well. During the week, when her roommate left for class in the morning, she would grab a jar of Nutella and “numb out.” She was never noticeably overweight, so she thought no one would suspect anything. Rifkin struggled with binging, purging and over-exercising for the first two years of college. She sought help from a treatment center, took off the fall semester of her junior year and returned to SU that spring. National Eating Disorder Awareness week — which takes place Feb. 23 through March 1 — inspired Rifkin to share her story and help others suffering from similar issues. Transitioning to life at Syracuse University was difficult for Rifkin. She struggled making friends and being so far from home in Indiana. Eating became a way for her to cope.

She joined the SU dance team, so she told herself that eating more than most girls was fine because she was dancing all the time. With everything she ate, she calculated what she would have to do to burn it off. At the gym, she stayed on a machine until she burned off a certain number of calories. By her sophomore year, she began purging as a way to get rid of the extra calories. Rifkin would go through phases in which she focused on eating healthy. But she found herself binging on the healthy food. She would binge eat after a night out, but justified throwing up by saying she was drunk. Eventually, she couldn’t count the number of times she purged each day. A couple hundred students, both male and female, go to the SU Counseling Center each year to seek help with eating concerns, said Cory Wallack, director of the SU Counseling Center. But Rifkin didn’t seek help; she didn’t think she had an eating disorder. Her mother suffered from anorexia and bulimia, and told see rifkin page 4

A Syracuse City Court judge ruled on Monday that a kicker on the Syracuse University football team charged in October for resisting arrest and unlawful possession of alcohol must complete 30 hours of community service. If Ryan Norton completes the community service and stays out of trouble, the case will be dismissed norton after six months. Norton, 19, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Oct. 25 on the 200 block of Waverly Avenue. He was drinking a 24-ounce Bud Light outside of Acropolis Pizza House when a cop car pulled up along side him, according to a police report. The report then states he ignored the police’s commands to come over to the car. Norton put down the beer and said, ‘I’m not going anywhere,” and ran off before officers tackled him, according to the report. He said “Stop, I’m sorry,” but continued resisting, according to the misdemeanor information. Five days later, SU head coach Scott Shafer said Norton had been suspended for the SU’s game against Wake Forest for “a violation of team rules.” During the court appearance, Norton stood next to his attorney, Kim Zimmer, as she discussed the community service conditions with Judge Theodore Limpert. After the brief exchange, Norton and Zimmer left the crowded city courtroom. After the hearing, Zimmer said that pending the completion of the community service, Norton is “done” with the fallout from the arrest.

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For Steven Robinson, the journey of getting tattoos brings his family together. The senior art education major’s first piece was initials on both of his biceps. “I’m named after my dad,” Robinson said. “Initials have always been a big thing for me.” Since then, concepts for new pieces have flooded his mind. A family friend at a Boston tattoo parlor called Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo did the second piece, which pays homage to his family. Robinson and his sister got the tattoos done together. His span across his shoulder blades, while hers trail down her ribcage. They are roman numerals which signify their birth dates, and their mother’s, all of which fall in the same month. From left to right, the numerals display their dates of birth: his sister born March 1, 1988, his mother March 5, 1969 and his on March 20, 1991. “My mom loved that we did it. My whole family is about it. My grandmother actually took my sister to get her first one,” Robinson said. His third piece, inked by the same artist, is of Fly Theory, the logo of a


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steven robinson, a senior art education major, got his second tattoo with his sister. The roman numerals represent the birthdates of his mother, sister and himself. shira stoll staff photographer

clothing line Robinson runs with his friend. It is on his bicep. He draws a close correlation between his studying of the arts and appreciation of tattoo culture. “Each tattoo means something at a point in your life. It’s a way to put

it into art so you’ll always have it,” he said. Robinson plans to get more pieces once he is able to soundly invest in them. He even has plans to get a piece done with his grandmother, who already has four tattoos of her own.

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Ryan Norton is one of eight current or former Syracuse football players to have been arrested since 2011. Others include Davon Walls, Markus Pierce-Brewster and Terrel Hunt.


2,638.96 How many miles between Mexico City and Syracuse. Rafael Fernández de Castro will join the Maxwell school this July from Mexico City.

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Students wait in line to enter the Victoria’s Secret Pop-Up Swim Shop in Walnut Park on Monday. The shop was part of the PINK Spring Break Campus Tour, which sets up similar shops at various universities. Students walked through blustery winds and flurries to reach the shop, which sold bathing suits and accessories in preparation for Spring Break. Other items like sunglasses were also given away. Student representatives from Victoria’s Secret PINK helped organize and worked at the event, which went from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Syracuse University’s Spring Break will take place March 9-16. nick annis contributing photographer

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Latin American scholar and former foreign policy adviser to the president of Mexico hopes to bring his professional experience into the classroom as he joins the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs faculty in July. Rafael Fernández de Castro will become the inaugural Jay and De Castro Debe Moskowitz endowed chair. Jay Moskowitz wanted the chair to focus on relations between the United States and Latin America, so all of the candidates were selected with the donor’s intent in mind, said Ross Rubenstein, professor and chair of

the public administration and international affairs department. After looking for candidates across all of Maxwell’s departments, a search committee selected Rafael Fernández de Castro as the best fit for the position, Rubenstein said. De Castro is an expert who has a broad interest in Mexican affairs and is very well connected, said senior associate dean Michael Wasylenko. He added that de Castro has a valuable professional network that will help students with job placement and career advice. In recent years, Maxwell’s department of international affairs and public administration merged, so the school has been working hard to find more faculty members who specialize in international affairs, Rubenstein said. De Castro fits in perfectly with the college’s larger goal, he added. “More specifically, Latin America

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is an area that we would like to have more programs and attract more students,” Rubenstein said. “And I know that is one of Professor de Castro’s primary interests.” Maxwell is one of the top public policy schools in the United States and has a great faculty and student body, de Castro said. He hopes that the network he has built within the last 25 years will benefit the Maxwell community. De Castro said he is also pleased with Maxwell dean James Steinberg’s goals of creating an institution with a larger global vision. “I want to collaborate with him in making sure that the Maxwell school has better connections and improves its network in Mexico and Latin America,” de Castro said. The Mexico City native came to the United States to complete his master’s and doctorate degrees in public policy and political sci-

ence. After receiving his master’s, he interned for three months with democratic Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas. De Castro said the internship experience made him want to stay close to Congress and better understand the United States federal government, so he studied for his doctorate at Georgetown University. “All along the way I had been analyzing different aspects of the U.S.Mexico relationship,” de Castro said. Rubenstein said de Castro has a “very unique” background — not only is he a prolific researcher and writer, but de Castro is also the founder and chair of an international relations department at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and has extensive experience as a practitioner, Rubenstein added. From 2008 to 2011, de Castro served as the foreign policy adviser see de

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A professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was awarded a grant worth more than $2 million to fund her research project on autism spectrum disorders. Natalie Russo, an assistant professor of psychology, received the money from the Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists, a National Institute of Health program that helps fund the research of scientists in the early stages of their career. Russo said in an email that she will be studying how children with autism process sensory information, such as sight, sound and touch, their brain activity when processing information and how it relates back to sensory symptoms seen in people with autism. Parents of children with an ASD say that their children have sensory processing difficulties, which interferes with everyday tasks, Peter Vanable, professor of psychology and department chair, said in an email. Studies show that parents can notice

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People with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 14 percent. Meanwhile, people without a disability have an unemployment rate of nine percent. source: center for disesase control and prevention

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rifkin Rifkin when she was about 10 years old. “I think she kind of explained to me so much of the extremes that I never realized that a lot of the little things can still escalate to the same disorder,” Rifkin said. Rifkin knew what she was doing was wrong, but people complimented her weight loss. She didn’t look sick. She wasn’t underweight. She couldn’t have an eating disorder. It wasn’t until Winter Break of her sophomore year that anyone realized she had a problem. She drunkenly told her best friend in the heat of an argument that she was struggling with binging and purging. Rifkin saw a therapist during break and continued to call her when she went back to SU for the spring semester. But she still struggled. Rifkin’s best friend, Kelli Uhlberg, was one of the first people she confided in at SU. Although Uhlberg said she tried to help Rifkin, she couldn’t understand exactly what she was going through and how to help her. “After a while, when it really became an issue, I lent my advice; however, it got to a point where she needed to seek serious treatment,” said Uhlberg, a senior fashion design major. Eventually, Rifkin agreed to go to the OliverPyatt Center in Miami. She liked that it looked like a resort, not a hospital. But she quickly realized it didn’t meet her expectations: She wasn’t allowed to have a water bottle in her room at night. She could only shower in the morning. The bathroom was locked at all times. Someone had to flush the toilet for her. Rifkin compared herself to the other girls at the treatment center. She remembers girls doing push ups in the corner to try to burn off


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what they just ate. “I was like ‘Oh I’m not as sick as them — they can’t even eat their food,’” she said. Finally, a month into the program, Rifkin realized she had a problem. For some people, it was their second or third time at the treatment center. She didn’t want to have to be at a treatment center more than once in her life. “I realized I’d rather plan my life around my recovery, than my recovery around my life,” she said. Knowing she wouldn’t return to SU for the fall semester, Rifkin opened up to her sorority sisters in Kappa Alpha Theta. At first she told them she was getting help for anxiety and depression because she was ashamed, but eventually, she told them what was happening. “People reacted positively. It wasn’t gossipy or strange; it was very supportive and loving,” Uhlberg said. In the spring, Rifkin went back to SU. She knew that everything that put her at risk of relapse was part of the college lifestyle — alcohol, lack of sleep, an inconsistent schedule — but she knew she couldn’t avoid them for the rest of her life. “Disorders are so delicate that almost anything can be a trigger. College campuses are populated by triggers,” Uhlberg said. Back on campus, Rifkin began to lead a more mindful, healthy lifestyle. She had meetings with her therapist from the treatment center via Skype, practiced meditation and journaled weekly goals to keep her on track. But she was still missing a true support group, because the SU Counseling Center didn’t offer any. “I came here looking for a support group when I got back to campus, and there was nothing and I was livid,” she said. “I went from a group where I was always with five to 10 girls

RACHEL RIFKIN speaks at the Body Image Kickoff Panel in Newhouse I Monday night. During the event, which is a part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, participants discussed experiences with body image and eating disorders. sam maller staff photographer

to nothing. I needed to be with at least someone that understood.” Wallack, of the SU Counseling Center, said he recognizes the need for a support group on campus. The Counseling Center and SU Health Services partnered to provide eating disorder treatment on campus about a year ago and they are trying to implement a support group, he said. “The challenging part about folks who are struggling with eating concerns, though, is as a group, generally speaking, they’re less likely to seek out therapy services and are people with other mental health stuff like depression and anxiety,” he said. Rifkin is open about her experience. She

serves as the vice president of programming for Students Helping Acquire, Promote and Enhance Self-Esteem at SU — an organization that raises awareness about body image issues and eating disorders. She also interns and attends support group meetings at Ophelia’s Place — a support and treatment center for eating disorders in Liverpool, N.Y. Rifkin said she doesn’t think about food the way she used to. She can have a slice of Domino’s pizza or a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s when she wants it, and no longer “numbs out.” “I’m better,” she said. “I’m as well as I’ve ever been but it doesn’t mean I need to stop the effort.”


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illennials used to be best friends with Facebook. We’d tell it what we were doing that day, show it all of the pictures from the party we went to and play games with it for hours. But then Facebook became best friends with our parents and grandparents. “That’s weird,” we thought, “Facebook hangs out with my mom as much as it hangs out with me.” So we became friends with some cooler social networks like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Vine. “Sorry Facebook, I can’t hang out today I, uh, have a lot of homework,” we said, after receiving another Candy Crush request. Facebook noticed our distance. So it made some changes and tried buying back our friendship. Facebook’s recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is the latest in its ploys to win back millennials. The messaging service syncs with your contacts, allowing users to send messages to one person or a group and shares locations with contacts who have the app. The messaging service is free the first year, and $0.99 every subsequent year. With 450 million users, WhatsApp makes a marginal profit. But with a price tag of $19 billion, Facebook clearly didn’t buy it for the money. They say you can’t buy your friends, but it’s an unspoken truth that you can buy cool things to make friends. So how will WhatsApp bring back Gen Y users? According to a Feb. 21 article in the New York Times, millions of smartphone users are heading for more private messaging services that use their contacts, rather than sharing on a public platform. It makes sense, after all we don’t want our parents or future employers seeing all the inappropriate memes we share or the drunk pictures from last night. Facebook knew our generation

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liked to communicate secretly. In 2011, the website introduced the stand-alone Facebook messaging app, allowing for easier mobile messaging and group messages. Then Snapchat hit the app store and Facebook realized that’s where the millennials — not necessarily the money — was. Facebook unsuccessfully tried to buy Snapchat last November for a reported $4 billion. It then created Poke in 2012, a more aesthetically pleasing version of Snapchat that absolutely no one used. Instagram, which Facebook also bought in 2012, introduced direct messaging a month after the Snapchat-purchase attempt, hoping to hop on the bandwagon. Facebook realized messaging services are the projected future of social media, but the company is still missing the magic key to our generation — which it hopes WhatsApp is. How exactly Facebook will use WhatsApp is still unanswered. Will it be used independently like Instagram? Or will it be brought into our Facebook friend circle and sync with all the Facebook contacts we don’t really care about? Regardless of Facebook’s decision, only time will tell if buying WhatsApp will bring back Gen Y users. Oh look, a friend request from my former best friend, Facebook. I’ll wait and see what Facebook does with WhatsApp before I accept it.

Kate Beckman is a freshman magazine journalism major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at kebeckma@syr. edu and followed on Twitter @ Kate_Beckman.

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Eating disorders need campus attention Syracuse University’s Counseling Center provides group counseling for a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety and drug and alcohol addictions, but it should also provide one for eating disorders. National Eating Disorder awareness week started on Monday, shining a spotlight on the mental illnesses. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anorexia nervosa is the most fatal mental illness, with a mortality rate of about 10 percent. At SU, more than 100 students a year reach out to the Counseling Center because of eating concerns, Cory Wallack, director of the center, estimated. Group therapy is an integral part of the process for those coping with eating disorders. When students who are accustomed to this therapy

return to campus and do not have the same resource, it can be detrimental to their continued recovery. A student-run therapy group for people recovering from eating disorders should be available. It is important that these students find other people going through the same ordeal to provide emotional support. If a therapy group for eating disorders is created, it will show students that they have peers who are struggling with the same illnesses and may inspire others to seek help. Doing so can also provide a resource for those who want to help friends struggling with these illnesses. College students are often far away from the support of their family at home and must rely on their campus family to help with their recovery. Though it does not yet offer

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adrianna kam, Board of Elections and Membership chair, passes out ballots at Monday night’s SA meeting. Two students were elected to the University Senate, one student was elected to the Judicial Review Board and one student was elected to the assembly. Kam just became chair of the BEM last Monday. frankie prijatel staff photographer

Assembly elects 2 students to USen, 1 to JRB, 1 to assembly By Jessica Iannetta staff writer

The Student Association held elections for only the second time this semester on Monday night, electing students to the assembly, University Senate and Judicial Review Board. One student was elected to the assembly, two students were elected to USen and one student was elected to the JRB. None of the elections were contested and the candidates generated little significant discussion among the assembly. All four elections took a total of less than 40 minutes. Matthew VanDemark, a freshman music performance major, was elected to represent the College of Visual and Performing Arts. VanDemark said he wants to help the college find ways to offset the many additional costs that come with being a VPA student, including instruments and private lessons. He also wants to increase communication among the various divisions within VPA. Though he doesn’t have any experience in politics, VanDemark said he’s eager to be involved in SA and voice the concerns of VPA students. “I’m very head strong and passionate about my education,” he said. “So I figured that if I could have a voice in the government then I might as well use it.” With VanDemark’s election, there are now 17 vacant assembly seats, two of them in VPA. Two freshmen, Jack Harding, a political science and international relations major, and

Jose Marrero, a biochemistry major, were both elected to serve in USen. Harding said he wanted to be in USen because not many students are aware of USen and what it does. He said he hopes to serve on USen’s Student Life Committee so he can provide a student perspective to faculty members. Similarly, Marrero said he went to the last USen meeting and saw very few students in

PRESIDENTIAL NOTES During his report, President Boris Gresely mentioned several meetings he has had with university officials.

• Gresely met with Director of SU Food Services David George this week. Among the things they discussed was whether meal prices for students will increase next year. Gresely said George wasn’t aware if meal prices were increasing. He noted that increases will likely be decided at the next Board of Trustees meeting. • Gresely also met with the committee that is planning the chancellor’s inauguration on April 11. The ceremony will take place in Hendricks Chapel and ticket details will become available soon, Gresely said. • Gresely also noted that SU will be sending out a survey to students about SU’s identity. He encouraged all students to complete the survey and have their opinion heard.

attendance. Too often, what happens at USen stays there and students never hear about it, he said. But students should be active in USen to voice their concerns and provide perspective, he said. Marrero said he hopes to serve on the Senate Research Committee. In the night’s last election, Kendrea Cameron, a junior child and family studies major, was elected to the JRB. Cameron said she has wanted to get involved with SA but isn’t able to attend assembly meetings. Since she likes to be behind the scenes, Cameron said she thought the JRB would be a good spot for her. Both Adrianna Kam, Board of Elections and Membership chair and Emily Ballard, JRB chair, interviewed Cameron about serving on the JRB. Kam said her and Ballard both gave Cameron a high recommendation because she really understands the SA constitution and bylaws. Cameron will be only the second member of the JRB, joining Ballard, Kam said. Kam just became chair of the BEM last Monday, taking over for Dan Hernandez who had to step down due to scheduling reasons. Kam had her first BEM meeting as chair on Sunday and said the committee will begin reaching out to the various colleges and use their listservs to recruit new members. BEM is also working with the Public Relations Committee to encourage people to join SA, Kam added. “We’ll also look into whether we want to do tabling,” Kam said. “We’ll see how far this goes and then see if we need to go the extra step.”

Open SPaCes After Monday night’s elections, there are 17 seats open in the assembly. The number of seats open in each college are as follows: Arts and Sciences: 1 Falk: 4 Newhouse: 1 VPA: 2 ESF: 6 iSchool: 2 University College: 1

The next round of elections will take place on March 15, Kam said.

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• President Boris Gresely met with SU Food Services director David George and reported that, despite rumors to the contrary, Kimmel Dining Center will not be closing in the foreseeable future. • Comptroller Patrick Douglas said there is $3,932.60 left of special programming money for this semester. He noted that he has already received more than $8,000 in requests this week, so this will likely be the last week to request special programming funds. • The Special Committee on the Budget presented its initial recommendations for SA’s operating budget at the meeting. The committee will finalize its recommendations and present them to the assembly next week to be voted on. | @JessicaIannetta

SU partners with Le Moyne to hold forum on arts, business By Jackie Frere contributing writer

Syracuse University and Le Moyne College are partnering up in a forum to encourage leadership in the arts in the local community. SU’s Janklow Arts Leadership Program and Le Moyne College will host the leadership forum on Feb. 25, featuring the former president and executive director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The SU arts program is teaming up with Le Moyne’s Arts Administration Program and Madden School of Business to host the leadership panel, titled “Leadership of Today’s Arts Organizations,” at 7 p.m. in Le Moyne’s W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. Trey Devey, who worked at the orchestra for


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five years, will speak on leadership strategies he used when he was in the not-for-profit and professional arts industries, said Travis Newton, director of music and arts administration at Le Moyne. For Devey, now the president of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Syracuse is a special city. While working with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, he said he was introduced to people at SU and the corporate and civic community that were “tremendous.” “I surrounded myself with mentors and people that looked out for me and gave me advice when I needed it,” Devey said. Mark Nerenhausen, professor of practice and founding director of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program, said Devey also has a great background in the business world and is

nationally recognized. As president of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Devey oversees its $45 million budget, according to Le Moyne’s press release. Since leading the organization, Devey has had five consecutive seasons with balanced budget operations. “The Cincinnati Symphony is one of the most successful orchestras,” Nerenhausen said. “Our respective institutions have a role to play in improving our community, and by bringing in someone like Trey Devey, we can enhance the art in our community.” This is the second high-profile speaker that SU and Le Moyne College have collaborated on to bring to Syracuse, Newton said. Zenetta Drew, executive director of the Dallas Black Dance Theater, spoke last year. “The two programs feel that by teaming up

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autism a developmental problem before their child turns one, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Parents could also notice problems in their child’s hearing and vision in the child’s first year. The goal of the project is to understand how autistic individuals’ processing strengths and weaknesses work together, and how those characteristics influence the way they perceive the world, Russo said. “If we find consistent patterns in the data, then this could help with earlier objective diagnosis or else helping us to tailor interventions that can help mitigate some of the sensory difficulties in autism,” she said. With the grant, Russo said she will be able to get the resources she needs, recruit participants and pay them for their time in the lab. She added that the BRAINS grant gives her access to a panel

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de castro to former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. De Castro said he experienced great moments for Mexican foreign policy, like when he participated in the United Nations Climate Change conference that was held in Cancun in 2010. But he said he also witnessed great crises as well, such as when the swine flu epidemic hit Mexico. After working in Calderón’s cabinet for three years, de Castro decided to return to academia. “I believe that after the three year experience I had with him, I was better prepared to teach students,” de Castro said. “I thought I was going to

on these events, synergy and energetic dialogue around the arts can be generated,” Newton said. Both arts programs incorporate business skills into their programs. The Madden School of Business is partnering in the forum because arts organizations are businesses, Newton said. Nerenhausen said he hopes everyone at the very least experiences an “engaging, thoughtprovoking and upbeat” forum. The audience will hear about Devey’s perspective of the arts and, hopefully, will come away with concrete ideas about leadership, Newton said. These ideas will not expand exclusively to the arts, but to any field. “If people walk away with two or three ideas or perspectives that they didn’t have walking in,” Devey said, “Then I think that would be a success.”

of senior researchers as a “sounding board” to provide support and help with her research. Receiving a major research project grant from the NIH this early in Russo’s career is a remarkable achievement, Vanable said, adding, that these grants are “very hard to come by.” It is important to study ASD because traditionally, society doesn’t understand what people with autism could contribute, Russo said. She added that diagnosis rates have gone up in recent years, which means that better understanding children with autism has become important — according to the CDC, about one in 88 children has been identified with ASD. “For a long time, individuals with autism were discarded as valuable members of society,” she said. “And yet, they have so many skills and are better at some things than we are, and I think it’s important to understand these folks so that we can help them uncover their strengths and allow them to lead meaningful productive lives.” | @Ellen_Meyers

be a better professor because I have more experience and obviously a lot of anecdotes about what it is like to work for a president and to travel.” Both Rubenstein and Wasylenko said de Castro was the best fit for the Moskowitz chair. “I am very excited about his arrival. It is really a wonderful opportunity for us to have somebody of his caliber coming here,” Rubenstein said. De Castro said the position as a great opportunity for Mexican academic and foreign policy makers. Said de Castro: “I believe that the U.S. and Mexico and Latin America have an interdependent future, so hopefully I could share that vision with my students and influence them in their future careers.”



Joyful noise Syracuse University maintenance man finds musical refuge on Hendricks Chapel’s piano By Maddy Berner development editor

Photos by Chase Gaewski managing editor


t exactly noon, Fred German enters Hendricks Chapel. He briskly walks down the center aisle, reaches the stage and begins laying out his lunch. He talks while he eats and he eats while he unfurls the quilt cover of a black piano. He only has 30 minutes, and he wants to fill them with music. Fred takes a seat at the Baldwin with his mouth still full of words and bits of apple. Finally, he relaxes, places his fingers atop the ivory, and tells a story. This is Fred, the Syracuse University maintenance employee who spends nearly every day at noon behind the black and white keys of a piano. He’s been with SU for 19 years: doing plumbing work, making lifelong friends and helping others cope through his music. In February, when the weather remains cold and wet, Fred provides a bit of warmth. @dailyorange february 25, 2014


Once he begins playing, Fred’s fingers slide manically across the keys. His style of music is playful and complex with layers of deep octaves ringing below the principle notes. The low booms of the keys ricochet off the walls of Hendricks. The sound is powerful, and Fred knows it. It’s why he’s been playing at this particular location for nearly 18 years. “What a place to play,” he said. He loves the people and physical space. When he dies, he wants his service held here. “…but I have no intention of dying so it’s a bit of a moot point,” he said. Tiffany Steinwert, dean of Hendricks, said she sees Fred every day and has learned bits about his life in the process. But the best part, she said, is when the quiet calm of her office work is punctuated by Fred’s music — which she calls “a wonderful treat.” Hendricks is a place where people can really be who they are, she said, adding that she loves when people try and get to know Fred’s talent — and not the one he’s employed to do. “I think Fred reminds us of life and diversity and the hidden gifts that we all FRED GERMAN, a maintenance man at Syracuse University, plays piano have,” she said. in Hendricks Chapel every day during his lunch break. German began takThe story of Fred’s hidden ing piano lessons when he was four years old. gift begins in Queens, N.Y. At To see and hear Fred four years old, his mother tried German perform see to get him into piano lessons, but when those fell through, he picked up the guitar. Later in life he drifted back toward the piano, experimenting and building off his early childhood foundation. But why come back to the piano? “That’s what God gave me to play,” Fred said, quickly adding that he’s not religious, but spiritual. “I feel like I’m made to do this.” In 1985, Fred followed his former wife to Syracuse. After having see piano

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OCC artist produces album in Newhouse recording studio By Mike Mahardy contributing writer

Marcelle Haddix noticed Seth Colton’s talent almost before he did. The director of English Education at the Syracuse University School of Education met Colton when he was 16, at nearby William Nottingham High School. She was leading an after school writing program when Colton stumbled upon the group. “I noticed right away that Seth was a selfstarter, he was mature,” Haddix said. “He always had that drive. You just know that kid is going to stay connected, and see his dreams through. I admire that about him.” On a cabinet behind Haddix’s desk, under a blue magnet, is a picture of a beach. Next to the serene image is a note from Dollar. In it, he told Haddix about how the beach brought him back to his work, and how it reminded him of his passion. Four years later, Seth “Dollar” Colton is 20 years old and his work is still on track. He owns his own clothing brand. He writes and produces music. And on Feb. 27, his mom’s birthday, he will release his first mixtape, titled “It’s Only Right,” which he recorded in Newhouse’s music studios. The project, now two years in the making, is his coming of age tale. If all goes well, Dollar said, those who listen to the tape will not only get a glimpse of his personal story, but relate to it as well. “It’s special,” he said. “For fans to be like, ‘He’s going through that, too?’ It makes people

want to stick around more. It’s like they’re part of something.” The idea for “It’s Only Right,” and the title itself, came about when Colton broke things off with a former girlfriend two years ago. Since then, Colton said he has been looking for closure –– the album is his way of searching. “I feel like a lot of people don’t know themselves,” Colton said. “They get stuck in a moment. They define themselves by that moment. ‘This is who we are.’” Although he is a student at Onondaga Community College, Colton spent many hours of his evenings in a dark recording studio on the fourth floor of Syracuse’s Newhouse II. The only light in the studio came from two bulbs, mounted on rails, above a silver soundboard. More often than not, the person controlling that soundboard was Anija Robinson, Dollar’s sound engineer and close friend. “Sound engineering is something I do,” Robinson said. “I’ve never looked at it as a job. Seth is passionate about what he does, obviously, and I am too.” Robinson tried his hand at rapping several years ago, but it didn’t work out. Nonetheless, he wanted to stick with music however he could. As it turned out, he had a talent for working with sound. Colton saw an opportunity in Robinson’s talent. The two teamed up to continue, and eventually finish work on “It’s Only Right.” Both Colton and Robinson plan on transferring to SU in the fall –– Colton to the College of

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piano man a son, watching his ex-spouse graduate and getting laid off, Fred applied to work at SU. Alyssa, Fred’s oldest daughter, said she remembers her father’s knack for music, though it was first on the guitar. It was only in high school when she began witnessing Fred create music. “It’s nice to see him channel that creative energy in that way,” she said. First in Crouse-Hinds Hall and later in Hen-

SETH COLTON, a local rapper, will release his mixtape “It’s Only Right” this weekend. The album was recorded in Newhouse studios. nick annis contributing photographer

Visual and Performing Arts and Robinson to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Both have planned on going to SU since high school. But SU isn’t Colton’s ultimate goal. He said he has a lot of plans for the future, and SU will help him in the long run, but he wants to focus on developing his own creativity in the present. “You go through life, and things change,” Colton said. “Wherever I’m at in my life, in that moment, that’s what I try to capture.”

Colton said that he, like anyone else, has had his own personal trials. But he thinks his work is better because of them. “Struggles are very important,” he said. “Heroes like Spiderman or Batman, or policemen and firefighters — when they put on their suits, they’re some of the most vulnerable people. “In my lyrics, I’m vulnerable, too. But if you’re going to put on that cape, you’ve got to go outside.”

dricks, piano playing has helped Fred with a lot, namely problems with his first marriage. The tougher times allow him to be more creative and compose pieces, he said, but not during that half hour of musical bliss during his lunch break. Those 30 minutes are only for songs he truly knows and enjoys. Fred’s repertoire is deep with originals: “Southwick Song,” about the sounds of waves on Southwick Beach; “911,” a piece he wrote in honor of those lost in the Sept. 11 attacks; and a still-untitled tribute to his girlfriend Stacy. He will sometimes tailor the music to others,

too, Fred said, especially those who might be upset. He’s had people meditate to his music and others dance to it, too. He even had a man tell him that Fred’s music helped him speak to God again. The people are both the best and worst parts about working at SU, Fred said. He’s encountered people who misunderstand his work, but some really positive people, too. He’s made four-year relationships, 10-year relationships and all of those in between, just from a few interactions on campus. “You can walk across this campus and you can say hi to anybody and you pretty much get a smile and wave,” he said. “…that part I love.” Fred often walks by and strikes up conversation with students during his work. That’s how he met Sarah Kelly, a sophomore biology major and supervisor at Archbold Gymnasium, more than a year ago. “Just knowing him, I would say he’s probably one of the most sincere men that I’ve met,” she said. That sincerity transfers to Fred’s musical moments in Hendricks. Kelly said she’s only seen him play a couple times, but loves how invested he becomes in what he’s doing. Khadija Peek, a first-year law student at SU, has seen that same passion. It’s not always about what a person plays, but the emotion behind it, she said. Peek has known Fred since she was a sophomore working in Archbold — making faces and dancing every time they saw each other. He’s a person who will feel like a friend after one encounter. He’s that human interaction that we avoid every day, but that we really need, she said. Fred’s piano-playing future remains unknown, he said, but he doesn’t want to stop here. He said he wants to record more of his original work and find the perfect venue to play some live gigs. For now, he’s fine with his piano — his special spot. Except today, he’s 10 minutes past his 30-minute allotment. He quickly replaces the piano’s quilt cover, kisses his hand and places it atop the instrument. At 12:40, Fred leaves Hendricks — half-eaten lunch, power tools and hidden gift with him. | @mjberner

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“Indestructible Machine”

Lydia Loveless bloodshot records Release date: Feb. 18 Top track: ”Head” Rating: 3/5 @dailyorange february 25, 2014

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By Jessica Cabe staff writer


opular country music has largely spiraled into formulaic safety. The grit and sincerity of old is lost on poppy music and singers who rest on cheesy and stereotypical subject matter, like trucks and beautiful women in cowboy hats and white T-shirts. But amid the shallow din, a refreshing voice came to the alternative country limelight in 2011. That’s when Lydia Loveless made her label debut with “Indestructible Machine,” a powerful example of punk-country fusion best exemplified by Hank Williams III or old rebels like Johnny Cash. The album sounds gritty, heavy and passionate, with Loveless’ powerful voice soaring above the chaos. Loveless released her third full-length album — under Bloodshot Records — on Feb. 18. “Somewhere Else” features a much more polished, traditional country sound but still has the same powerfully honest lyrics Loveless is so great at delivering. Although “Somewhere Else” is the best country album of the year, it lacks what made Loveless so dynamic and interesting as an artist. The punk sound that infiltrated her country roots on “Indestructible Machine” is almost completely absent, leaving listeners with a record that sounds like a really good, slightly gritty ‘90s country nostalgia piece. This isn’t all bad; country music was actually really good in the ‘90s. It was before all the women in the genre looked more like polished pop stars than girls who grew up on farms.

But Loveless can do better than that. She’s not made to be a copycat, and her potential wasn’t fully reached here. The album opens with “Really Wanna See You,” a catchy tune about wanting another chance with someone you messed up with the first time. Even though the production is much cleaner than her last album, there’s still something organic, heartfelt and utterly uncalculated about how Loveless delivers her music. Country artists love to sing about heartbreak, but Loveless does it in a way that twists your gut. She holds nothing back. She doesn’t fear the conventions of popular country music — there are even a few F-bombs on the album, if you can believe that. The sincerity is such a breath of fresh air, but the grit is sorely missed.

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

1. “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” by Shania Twain 2. “Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves 3. “Bring on the Rain” by Jo Dee Messina 4. “Sin Wagon” by the Dixie Chicks 5. “She’s in Love with the Boy” by Trisha Yearwood

“Wine Lips” follows, and it sounds like something you would have heard on country radio in 1995. I can hear plenty of artists who

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were big at the time — the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Faith Hill — performing this song, and it wouldn’t sound strange at all. But “Wine Lips,” and a lot of songs on “Somewhere Else,” don’t really have a place on the radio today. They’re not modern enough to fit in with the mainstream, but they’re also not classic enough to work on the radio. Maybe ‘90s country will make a comeback, but until then, Loveless’ album seems slightly irrelevant. The lyrics, sung over a crunchy guitar playing minor chords, are the best part of an all-around good song. It’s about not wanting to feel alone. More specifically, it’s about oral sex, a topic that country radio would never dare to touch. It might sound vulgar, but in her lyrical brilliance, Loveless finds a way to make the song more about seeking comfort in another person than the actual act of sex. We’ve all been there — we’ve felt alone, unvalued and less beautiful

than we’d like. Loveless writes about this with delicacy and skill, and succeeds where so many others would undoubtedly fail. One of the more appealing aspects of “Indestructible Machine” was Loveless’ candid discussion of her anxiety and depression. Those topics still appear on “Somewhere Else,” and the singer’s dysfunctional tendencies make for really good lyrics. Though there’s not one bad song on “Somewhere Else,” there aren’t enough great ones. Loveless can do better; she’s proven that with “Indestructible Machine.” There’s no harm in an artist trying to avoid retreading the same territory. Maybe Loveless doesn’t want to put out punk album after punk album. She just needs to find something more interesting to replace it with because she’s better than a nostalgia act. | @Jessica_Cabe


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Former Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley thinks his draft stock improved following an impressive NFL Scouting Combine performance on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman recorded a 5.06-second 40-yard dash. He said he was happy with the result, but that his official time wasn’t too much of a concern. “What really matters is the times that the coaches put down with their hand,” Bromley said. “So with that I ran a 4.9. I’m cool with that, I ain’t sweating it.” His time was good enough to place him 28th out of 42 defensive linemen. “It was a good experience,” Bromley said. “Being around some of the best players, and just getting able to go out and compete and show what I can do.” Bromley, an All-Atlantic Coast Conference Third Team selection who led SU with 10 sacks in 2013, said he was happy with his showing, and his 33.5-inch vertical leap, which ranked 15th out of 50 defensive linemen in the field. He had 26 reps on the 225-pound bench, which was 17th out of 50, and his 106-inch broad jump was 29th. Bromley is projected to go in the sixth round or seventh round according to CBS Sports, but hopes that his time at the Combine will show that he can go higher. “From what I’ve heard from all the coaches

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Here’s how Jay Bromley finished in the 225pound bench press for defensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday. 1. Kaleb Ramsey (Boston College) 36 2. Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh) 35 3. Ryan Carrethers (Arkansas State) 32 17. Jay Bromley (Syracuse) 26 50. Cassius Marsh (UCLA) 14

“We understand who’s fast and what it means,” Bromley said. “It wasn’t a big deal to us. We knew he was gonna run something stupid. And he did.” Bromley didn’t raise eyebrows like Clowney, but he did outdo his former SU teammate Jerome Smith at his respective position. Smith placed 30th out of 33 running backs when it took him 4.84 seconds to run the 40-yard dash. Both Smith and Bromley will have a chance to improve their draft stock at SU’s pro day on March 26th at Manley Field House. | @SamBlum3

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maryland Allen at the buzzer. After the game, SU head coach Jim Boeheim balked when told of Turgeon’s disagreement with the no-call. “First of all, let me just tell you this, they shot 27 free throws,” Boeheim said. “If anyone’s going to complain about the officiating, I’m going to complain. And I think I did enough of that Saturday. I don’t think I have to repeat that. “… If they didn’t turn it over 18 times, they wouldn’t have had to worry about that. Complain about that call, you’ve got to be kidding me.” Syracuse players disagreed on whether or not they thought there was a foul on the play. Point guard Tyler Ennis said it could have gone either way, and that it did remind him of Fair’s charge call against the Blue Devils on Saturday. After scoring a team-high 20 points — his most since playing Villanova on Dec. 28 — Ennis could only watch as Dez Wells passed the ball over him to Faust on the left wing. And when games come down to plays like that on the road, he said, you don’t expect to get the call. Forwards Jerami Grant and Fair were more certain, though. Both said the no-call was the right call. “From my angle, that was a clear nocall,” Fair said. “Maybe somebody else thinks it looked like a foul, but there wasn’t any contact, I don’t think.” Turgeon certainly thought it was a foul. He left his coaching box immediately and walked well onto the court as he tried to get a referee’s attention. But the crew was already on its way back downcourt, where Cooney would make 1-of2 free throws at the four-second mark.



From my angle, that was a clear no-call. Maybe somebody else thinks it looked like a foul, but there wasn’t any contact, I don’t think. C.J. Fair


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And 10 minutes after Allen’s last-second heave clanged off the side of the rim, Turgeon shared his frustrations in the opening statement of his press conference. “We were right there,” Turgeon said. “I thought Nick got fouled, and the replay showed that, but it’s been that type of year for us. “They didn’t call it and (Syracuse) won the game.” Now, Syracuse takes that momentum into its longest rest period in more than two weeks. The Orange returns to action with a trip to No. 12 Virginia, which sits atop the ACC standings, on Saturday. And Fair said, that coming off back-toback losses, the victory over Maryland is possibly the biggest of Syracuse’s season. Said Fair: “We never felt that we were going to lose because they still had to score. They did a good job of attacking at that end, getting to the foul line and cutting the lead down. We were able to withstand that.” | @Stephen_Bailey1

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STAT TO KNOW Jerami Grant played just 13 minutes in the Syracuse win, missing the second half due to a sore back.

STORYTELLER If they didn’t turn it over 18 times, they wouldn’t have had to worry about that. Complain about that call, you’ve got to be kidding me. Jim Boeheim

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From several feet behind the 3-point line, he had to force up a shot. “I just tried to get a good look,” Ennis said. “I just pulled up and it went in.” The freshman followed up a nine-point, 2-for-13 performance in a loss to then-No. 5 Duke with his fourth 20-point outing of the year in Monday’s 57-55 win against Maryland in the Comcast Center. The guard scored 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting to help No. 4 Syracuse (26-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast) build a big enough lead against the Terrapins (15-13, 7-8) early in the second half to hold off for another narrow victory. SU head coach Jim Boeheim asked him to be more aggressive offensively, and Ennis responded with one of the most commanding offensive performances of his young career. “Tyler we asked to be more offensive minded,” Boeheim said, “and I thought that was the key really.” This time, he waited just a handful of minutes to make his first shot. Less than three minutes in, he silenced an early UMD run with a pull-up jumper to knot the score at five. He added a couple more shots in the midrange before making the long 3 to end the half and give the Orange a 32-24 lead. “He was really aggressive coming out,” Jerami Grant said. “Without having me on the court, he was looking even more aggressive. “I felt like that was one of the reasons we won the game.” The Syracuse forward exited the game at the 2:01 mark of the first half and did not return because of a sore back. He’s the Orange’s third option behind C.J. Fair and Ennis, so their volume of shots ballooned. Fair took many of his 17 shots early in the



Seven of the nine players to see action for Maryland didn’t make more than one shot. Seth Allen (6 made shots) and Dez Wells (4) scored 37 of Maryland’s 55 points.

HERO/ZERO HEROTYLER ENNIS Ennis rebounded from his abysmal 2-of-13 shooting performance on Saturday to finish with a team-high 20 points. He also had six rebounds and three assists.


NICK FAUST Faust missed a runner with eight seconds left that would have given Maryland the lead. The errant shot capped off an 0-for-6 performance from the field and a Terrapins loss.

game before he got in foul trouble, but Ennis scored 14 of his 20 points in the 22:01 that SU played without Grant. Between Grant’s injury and foul trouble for Fair and Rakeem Christmas, Ennis was the one constant on offense. “(That) was a lot to overcome,” Boeheim said, “and Tyler Ennis was able to do enough to overcome that.” During one four-minute stretch during the second half, with Syracuse trying to maintain a commanding lead, Ennis scored seven straight points for the Orange as it stretched the lead from seven to 12. He drilled a 3 from the top of the key with the shot clock winding down to get it to 10 and answered a layup by Dez Wells with one of his own to keep it at double digits. After two missed shots by Fair and Michael Gbinije, Ennis muscled his way through the lane and hit a fadeaway on the left side of the paint to put SU up 12 — its largest lead of the game. In 3:51 alone, Ennis nearly matched his entire production from his rough game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. “At Duke, some of the shots I usually make didn’t go in,” Ennis said, “so I’ve just got to stay aggressive and keep shooting shots that I usually make.” Ennis’ personal 7-2 run came in the middle of a nearly nine-minute scoring drought for Fair that saw him commit a turnover and miss two shots. He scored just twice more down the stretch, but his play opened the way for Fair to finish with 17 points of his own and sink a critical 3-pointer in the final minutes. “It was just being aggressive,” Ennis said. “C.J. had it going for a little bit and when he misses a few shots, we’ve got to get everybody focused on me and get him back the ball. With Jerami out we’ve got to be more aggressive and fill his void.” | @DBWilson2


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Grant misses 2nd half due to sore back, plans to play at UVA By Stephen Bailey and David Wilson the daily orange

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Jerami Grant did not play the final 22:01 of No. 4 Syracuse’s 57-55 win at Maryland on Monday night due to a sore back. Grant, who finished with four points in 13 minutes, said he experienced similar pain in the Orange’s loss to Duke on Saturday, but this time he was unable to return to the court after halftime. “It’s fine,” Grant said. “I’m not sure when it happened, but it’s just a little injury. I’ll be back. I’m fine.” Grant said he expects to play in SU’s game against No. 12 Virginia on Saturday, and asked to re-enter the court at the Comcast Center late in the game as the Terrapins rallied back to nearly upset the Orange in the final moments. “He wanted to go in in the last 30 seconds and I said it was a little late,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said with a smile. “He just told me to rest. He already knew we were going to win the game,” Grant said. Boeheim said Grant has experienced similar soreness in his back before and been able to play full games soon after. In his absence on Monday, point guard Tyler Ennis became more offensive-minded and finished with a team-high 20 points. He said there are a number of adjustments SU needs to make when it’s without the hyperathletic 6-foot-8 forward. “We’ve got to help on rebounding,” Ennis said. “He’s a big piece of our team, so whenever you lose someone like that it’s going to be a little bit different.” Luckily for the Orange, it has five days before traveling to face the Cavaliers in its next game. And for Grant and the rest of his tired teammates, that means time to rest. Said Boeheim: “We’re going to the whirlpools. We’re going to spend a lot of time there. We need a couple days to take it easy and then get back.”

Fair shines in front of family, friends

There were plenty of reasons for C.J. Fair to

be fired up against Maryland on Monday. The game was played in his home state, about half an hour from Baltimore, and happened to fall just two days after he had a game-tying layup against then-No. 5 Duke taken away by the officials with a controversial charge call. “I’m pumped up every game,” he said while standing on the side of the court, surrounded by friends and family, “but of course playing in Maryland, it’s my home state. I was definitely psyched.” The forward scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his first and only trip to his home state Syracuse. He carried the offense early before he had to sit down with three fouls, and lifted SU over Maryland with a late 3. And his big day was largely thanks to the rediscovery of his jump shot. His first 10 points all came on jump shots, including a pretty step-back jumper with 8:31 remaining to give Syracuse an early six-point lead. “I thought we got off to a good start,” Boeheim said. “C.J. got us off to a good start offensively.” But in the span of 35 seconds, Fair picked up two fouls and he had to check out for the rest of the first half with 4:55 remaining. He isn’t usually demonstrative, but he was livid with the officials when he picked up his third foul. In his home state, against a team that opted not to recruit him heavily when he tore his ACL, he was fired up. “It was tough for me to watch,” Fair said. “I’ve never been out that long all season. I was out for like four minutes.” Fair opened the Orange’s scoring in the second half with a breakaway dunk, but then went cold as Ennis took over. He scored only five more points the rest of the way, but as the shot clock ticked down and 3:07 remained in the game, Fair made another step-back jumper. This one, though, was behind the arc and gave Syracuse a sevenpoint lead — a cushion that the Orange would need every bit of. “I was definitely trying to be aggressive today,” Fair said. “I know we needed this win bad.” | @Stephen_Bailey1 | @DBWilson2

C.J. FAIR drives to the basket in SU’s 57-55 win over Maryland on Monday. The Maryland native scored 17 points, including 10 in the first half. ilana goldmeier staff photographer

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ANOTHER CLOSE CALL No-call on Faust drive helps SU hold off UMD By Stephen Bailey sports editor


OLLEGE PARK, Md. — For just a moment, Baye Moussa Keita became Rodney Hood, Nick Faust became C.J. Fair and Mark Turgeon became Jim Boeheim. Syracuse became Duke in its Monday night matchup at Maryland as the driving Faust collided with Keita on the left block with 10 seconds left and SU up one. Keita absorbed the contact, slightly hunched over with his arms straight, and deflected the shot as SU took off upcourt without a whistle. Turgeon stormed out onto the court and across the 3-point arc in disapproval and later reiterated his displeasure in his press conference. Syracuse escaped in a similar way

that Duke did when it defeated the Orange on Saturday night. In only 48 hours, the No. 4 Orange (26-2, 13-2 Atlantic Coast) went from being on the losing side of a questionable officiating decision to the winning one as it staved off Maryland (15-13, 7-8) 57-55 in front of a sellout crowd of 17,950 at the Comcast Center. Combined with the Orange’s squandering of a 12-point lead, the final minutes of the game provided the extreme duress that SU fans have grown to expect this season. But unlike its past two games, the Orange pulled this one out. Fair swished a step-back 3-pointer and Trevor Cooney hit a turnaround jumper before Syracuse dodged Faust’s baseline take and a desperation, running 3-pointer by Seth

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Ennis shines in SU victory after poor game at Duke By David Wilson staff writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Freshman point guards are supposed to struggle in hostile road environments and when Syracuse traveled down to Durham, N.C., to face Duke on Saturday, Tyler Ennis looked like one of those freshmen. He didn’t score a field goal until

almost midway through the second half against the Blue Devils and finished with only nine points. Twenty minutes into Monday’s win in front of another hostile crowd in College Park, Md., he matched that. With the clock winding down in the first half, all of the Orange’s offensive options broke down. Ennis was left alone at the top of the key. see ennis page 14

BACK TO FORM After shooting 2-of-13 from the field in a loss against Duke on Saturday, Tyler Ennis shot 9-of-18 from the field for 20 points in SU’s 57-55 win over Maryland.

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TYLER ENNIS goes up for a layup in SU’s 57-55 win over Maryland on Monday. After shooting just 2-of-13 against Duke on Saturday, the freshman scored a team-high 20 points. ilana goldmeier staff photographer


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