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Unsettled The Daily Orange Editorial Board

Piece of cake An SU alumnus opens

Win–win situation After winning its first bowl

Self-proclaimed Intern Queen gives tips to students. Page 3

gives its take on the housing controversy at Northwestern University. Page 5

a nearby dessert shop, bringing competition to existing eateries. Page 9

since 2001, SU and Doug Marrone set out to recruit even more winners. Page 16

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Blog case ends with no charge By Dara McBride News Editor

After negotiations halted late last week, the investigation into the satirical blog SUCOLitis officially ended Tuesday with no charges filed against Len Audaer, a second-year Syracuse University College of Law student. Audaer’s lawyer, Mark Blum, received an e-mail from faculty prosecutor Greg Germain on Tuesday afternoon with an attached letter that stated the investigation was over and it would be in the best interest of the parties not to proceed. A formal hard copy of the letter was also mailed to Blum. “In light of Mr. Audaer’s January

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The sweet life

Ken park (left) and Young choi recently opened Life is a Piece of Cake, a bakery-cafe located on South Crouse Avenue. Park, a Syracuse University alumnus, opened the shop with his girlfriend, Choi, a senior selected studies major, and mutual friend, fourth-year law student Jae Lee. The store offers baked goods, made fresh every morning, as well as specialty tea and coffee drinks. Park said his store will become a competitor for some of the other cafe-style venues near the university, such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. See page 9

International-student applications increase after global recruiting By Audrie Tan Staff Writer

After expanding global recruitment efforts, Syracuse University saw a 46 percent increase in international-student applications this year, reflecting a national trend of American schools that experienced a rise in international applications. “Across the country, schools at our level, at our prestige, are seeing increases in applications, particularly from China and some of the other Southeast Asian countries,” said Don Saleh, vice president for enrollment management.

The Office of Admissions had received more than 25,270 first-year applications as of Jan. 24, a record increase of 13 percent since the previous year, according to a Jan. 25 article in The Daily Orange. He said China and South Korea are currently the top two countries from which SU has received an increase in applications. A growing recognition for SU’s academic programs is one of the main reasons for this increase, Saleh said. Five years ago, there were about 100 international students in SU’s fall freshman class. This year, the

number has more than doubled to about 230 students, Saleh said. Recruitment efforts have increased in the past three or four years, Saleh said. The Office of Admissions is sending representatives to more countries this year to recruit prospective students. SU typically sends representatives to China and countries in Southeast Asia each year, Saleh said, but this year there were recruitment fairs in India, Western Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. These areas have prospective students with a strong interest in applying and

potentially attending SU, he said. Patricia Burak, director of the Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services, said many of the professional programs offered at SU are attractive to international students. The College of Engineering has been a popular choice among international students in previous years, but the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the School of Information Studies — both of which offer highly-ranked graduate programs — have also increased in popularity see international page 4

SU cancels some events due to storm By Dara McBride News Editor

A winter storm that has stretched from Minnesota to Texas has forced Syracuse University to cancel several events this week. The storm will reach Syracuse on Wednesday. A winter storm warning is in effect locally until Wednesday at 5 p.m. with a total of 9 to 14 inches of snow expected, according to a National Weather Service report. Though multiple events have been canceled this week at SU, 36 inches or more of snow must accumulate within a 24-hour period for the university to close, according to university policy. Severe winter weather condi-

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They have their own ideals compared to other sororities, and by losing that chapter we’re losing what they represent to Syracuse.

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Area renters unaware of housing laws By Heather Wentz Staff Writer

Sean Ryan has lived on Livingston Avenue with his roommates for two years and is still unaware of many of the housing laws. “I skimmed the lease, passing over the fine print,” said Ryan, a senior finance major. For Ryan and many other Syracuse University students, area-housing laws are virtually unknown, which could potentially lead to problems with landlords and the local government. In Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University students ran into their own problems with the local government when officials announced a plan to increase the enforcement of a longstanding law that would allow no more than three unrelated people to live together, according to a Jan. 25 article in The Daily Northwestern. The “brothel law” would have evicted hundreds of students, but the problem was resolved after Northwestern President Morton Schapiro said city officials were not going to increase the enforcement of the law, according to a Jan. 26 article in The Daily Northwestern. At SU, students lack knowledge on state housing laws because they are not seeking the available information about off-campus housing regulations, said Darya Rotblat, director of the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services. Only 100 students attended this academic year’s sessions in residence halls about off-campus housing options and regulations, Rotblat said. Three years ago, more than 450 students attended the meetings, which see housing page 6

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Students at Northwestern University ran into problems last week with off-campus housing when Evanston, Ill. officials announced they would begin to increase the enforcement of a ‘brothel law’ that would prohibit more than three unrelated people from living together. More than 500 students attended a town hall meeting discussing this announcement. The problem was resolved after Northwestern President Morton Schapiro said city officials were not going to increase enforcement of the law. Source:

brandon weight | asst. photo editor lauren berger , CEO of Intern Queen Inc., speaks to students Tuesday night in Maxwell Auditorium about the value of having multiple internships. Berger held 15 internships during her four years of college. She now runs a website where students can search for internships.

Students learn employment, networking tips from internship expert By Emily Pompelia Contributing Writer

Lauren Berger learned not to take “no” for an answer early on in college, during which she had 15 internships. “All 15 internships were unpaid, but they were priceless,” Berger said. “They were the best experiences of my college career.” Berger, the self-proclaimed Intern Queen, graduated from the

University of Central Florida in 2006 with 15 internships in four years. On Tuesday, Berger visited Syracuse University and gave a lecture titled “Everything Internships with the Intern Queen.” SU students filled Maxwell Auditorium and stood in the aisles to listen to her tips and advice. Berger said she started as a freshman at Florida State University simply enjoying her college experi-

ence. Then her mother forced her out of idleness and told her to land an internship, she said. After interning at The Zimmerman Agency her first semester, Berger never looked back. Fifteen internships later, Berger is now the CEO of Intern Queen Inc. “Internships are important and hard to get. I had heard of her before as the Intern Queen and had been on her website,” said Julianne Glasheen, a junior English and tex-

tual studies and communication and rhetorical studies major. Berger told stories of one internship leading to the next, as well as those about juggling up to three internships at a time. Internships are about the experience and networking, but Berger said she always had a part-time job and never allowed money to be an issue. Emphasizing the importance of see internship page 4

University bookstore expands SU ID card-swipe system By Liz Sawyer

Contributing Writer

A system introduced in the fall to keep a more secure record of textbook rentals and extend student discounts in the Schine Student Center bookstore has spread to auxiliary bookstores around campus. Under the system, Syracuse University students are asked to swipe their SU ID card and provide additional information before making a purchase at SU Bookstore locations around campus. The system has also expanded to

all of the registers in Schine’s SU Bookstore, some of which did not have the system before this semester. Using the system was challenging because the registers were not programmed the same way in the fall, said Kathy Fonda, operations manager in the bookstore. Fonda said the bookstore is not surveying what a student buys but is keeping a record of important purchases for the student’s benefit. Even though students are asked for their SU ID, it is not required, and they can still make most purchases

if they don’t have it on them, Fonda said. But students must present their SU ID to purchase computer hardware, software or textbooks because students can be exempt from the New York state sales tax on these items, she said. Betsy English, the bookstore director, said the purpose of this policy is to make the purchasing process more efficient for students. Students need to provide additional contact information with a purchase only once, and then it is archived, English said.

Records are kept of certain student transactions, especially those involving textbooks, so the bookstore can attribute the purchase back to that particular student, English said. This limits confusion about whether or not books have been returned at the end of the semester, English said. Before the program was enacted, cashiers had to look up the information on MySlice and maintain manual records of purchases. “We rented thousands of textbooks and sold thousands of computers this see card page 4

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among international applicants, she said. Officials from the iSchool have also done research and innovative work internationally, which has affected recent undergraduate enrollment, she said. The increase in international interest is also due in part to more families acquiring greater financial capability in recent years, Burak said. “We’re seeing so many first-year students from families who can now afford to send their sons and daughters to the United States,” she said, “whereas in the past they weren’t able to do so.” International students are also becoming increasingly proficient in English and are often “well qualified to start a college education” in the United States, Burak said. Many are hardworking, come in with good SAT scores and see

International Applicants This year Syracuse University saw a 46 percent increase in international student applications this year. This reflects a national trend of American schools seeing a rise in international applications. The Office of Admissions had received more than 25,270 first-year applications as of Jan. 24, a record-increase of 13 percent since the previous year, according to a Jan. 25 article in The Daily Orange. China and South Korea are currently the top two countries from which SU has received an increase in applications. SU has held recruitment fairs in: • China • Southeast Asia • India • Western Europe • Latin America • Middle East

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contacts and networking, Berger said almost all of her internships came from clients she had met through a previous internship. She suggested students keep a spreadsheet of every employee they meet during an internship and to keep in touch with them. She reconnects with past intern coordinators and other co-workers once every fall, spring and summer, she said. When a student is first looking to intern, Berger said the student should sit down and make a list of the top 10 internships. Berger has created a database with more than 1,000 companies looking to hire fall, winter, spring and summer interns, she said. The list is available for free at The website gets 100,000 hits every month, and Berger receives more than 200 e-mails every day from students seeking advice about internships, she said. Students should apply to at least 10 companies, dress professionally and display confidence to employers, Berger said. One employer told her she would “rather have an eager freshman than a senior,” Berger said. Berger said to write the potential employer a handwritten, personal thank you note after an interview. She also discussed social networking and

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“We’re looking to enroll a very strong class each year. It has become an important way for us to strengthen the student body by bringing the diversity that international students have.”


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a U.S. education as a ticket to success, she said. Burak, who described herself as “a supporter of international educational exchange,” said SU has a “commitment to the world.” Having international students on campus is valuable to the university, Burak said. She said there are students represented on campus from 115 different countries. “Each student who comes here represents their world, their country, their way of life,” Burak said. Chao Dou, a junior architecture major from Singapore, said she was attracted to the strength of SU’s architecture program. Many of her international friends are in Whitman or schools that offer professional programs, such as the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the iSchool. But Dou said a school’s reputation isn’t the only thing that affects a student’s choice in an institution. It is also a growing trend in the students’ native countries to apply to schools in the United States, Dou said. Both Saleh and Burak said international students bring diversity to the educational environment, which is important in determining the strength of a class. “We’re looking to enroll a very strong class each year,” Saleh said. “It has become an important way for us to strengthen the student body by bringing the diversity that international students have.”

29 acceptance of responsibility and apologies, I have decided that it would not be in the best interest of the students who were the victims of the website for me to bring formal charges,” Germain said in the letter sent to Blum that was obtained by The Daily Orange. Audaer, who has been under investigation for harassment since October, admitted to being one of the authors of the blog Friday and apologized to four individuals who had reportedly found the blog offensive. Audaer announced he had sent out the e-mails Saturday on his website. Germain said he did not prompt Audaer’s “spontaneous admission and apology,” according to the letter. Audaer said he decided to apologize after the university issued a statement Thursday in response to a Huffington Post article that listed SU as the worst institution for free speech. The university-issued statement was a version of a confidential agreement that was being worked on in negotiations between Audaer and the law school, he said. With part of the confidential discussions in the open, Audaer said he viewed negotiations as over and decided to take the matter into his own hands. SUCOLitis, a WordPress blog, began publishing satirical posts about students and professors in the law school in October. Shortly after, Audaer was notified a female student in the College of Law had named him in a harassment complaint about the blog, and an investigation by the College of Law into the blog began. In January, the school and Audaer looked to negotiate a settlement and had a federal judge mediate the process. The blog went private Oct. 20 and was password-protected until Audaer was asked to arrange to have the blog taken down as part of the January negotiations. Audaer said finally reaching the end was a relief. “I’m elated,” he said. “It means I can get on with my studies.” Germain could not be reached for comment.

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“All 15 internships were unpaid, but they were priceless. They were the best experiences of my college career.” Lauren Berger

CEO of Intern Queen Inc.

said students should know employers access social networking pages. Hannah Bibighaus, a freshman communication and rhetorical studies major, said she thinks Berger’s advice is applicable to students in the communications industry. “I knew most of the important things already, like networking and thank you notes,” Bibighaus said. “But tonight I took away that I need to really put myself out there and just pursue my dream in any way possible.”

Intern Queen Advice

• When a student is first looking to intern, the student should sit down and make a list of his/her top ten internships. • Students should dress professionally, display confidence to employers and apply to at least 10 companies.


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year,” English said. “And what we don’t want to have happen is have the student come in at a crunch time and have to go through a long process.” Cassandra Johnson, a freshman information technology and management major, said she does not understand why students are asked to swipe their SU ID for every purchase, even candy. “Not everyone carries it with them,” Johnson said. “Sometimes you only have your keys on you. Why is it essential they have that information? Do they really need to survey my purchases?” Though there seemed to be a bit of student confusion at the beginning of the semester, Jason Keeler, a bookstore cashier and senior psychology major, said he has not noticed any


• Students must present a SU ID to purchase computer hardware, software or textbooks, since students can be exempt from the New York state sales tax on these items. • ID cards make students eligible to receive educational discounts on computer and software items.

stories about the College of Law with students and faculty members names.

Oct. 15: Audaer receives an e-mail from Germain saying a charging statement was filed against him and an investigation had begun. Oct. 18: Audaer learns the complaint named him as author and that he was being investigated for harassment. Oct. 20: Free-speech debate held

at the College of Law, covering SUCOLitis. The blog became private on this day.

Dec. 2: Audaer’s lawyer Mark

Blum meets with Germain. Germain said he intends to prosecute Audaer although no evidence against Audaer was presented.

Dec. 14: The College of Law

motions for a protective order to be placed on investigation.

Jan. 20: Audaer and Blum have been in mediations with a federal judge and law school representatives for the past two Mondays Jan. 27: SU is named the worst college for free speech by FIRE, published on The Huffington Post. SU’s Eric Spina releases statement. Jan. 28: Audaer admits he was one of several students who wrote SUCOLitis. Audaer sends out four e-mails to people apologizing for any hurt the blog caused. Feb. 1: The investigation officially ends. No charges are filed.


“We rented thousands of textbooks and sold thousands of computers this year, and what we don’t want to have happen is have the student come in at a crunch time and have to go through a long process.” Betsy English

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complaints about the new policy. He said he noticed most students have begun to swipe it automatically. Fonda, the bookstore’s operations manager, said students who had provided the additional information while making purchases for the fall semester did not have to wait in line as long when purchasing textbooks for the spring semester. “We did already notice shorter lines from the fall textbook-buying period to the spring textbook-buying period,” she said, “because for most students, that information had already been gathered and didn’t need to be done again.”



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Students at Northwestern University should continue fight to overturn ‘brothel law’ Students at Northwestern University — located in Evanston, Ill. — were rightly up in arms last week after the city threatened to enforce a longdormant law banning three or more unrelated people from living in the same house. NU President Morton Schapiro met with city officials in a private meeting last week, after which plans to enforce the “brothel law,” which would have evicted hundreds of students from Evanston neighborhoods, quickly ended. Although students can sleep easy knowing their living arrangements do not need to change, NU should take the recent scare as a cue to fight for the repeal of the outdated “brothel law,” which the city can still chose to enforce at any time. Likewise, the situation at NU should awaken Syracuse University students to the importance of understanding any leases and local laws associated with living off campus. In addition to protecting their

editorial by the daily orange editorial board ability to live inexpensively and near campus, this is an opportunity for NU students to overturn an outdated and now absurd law. The city enacted the law decades ago to protect Evanston residents from living in dangerous, overcrowded tenements. Though college students may occasionally live in filthy, messy apartments, rest assured that has more to do with a lack of personal hygiene than exploitation by landlords. Furthermore, the notion that three unrelated people living together is immoral or promiscuous, to which the name “brothel law” alludes, should offend women everywhere. If NU forgets this debacle ever happened, embittered Evanston residents can later choose to fight for the “brothel law’s” enforcement as a way to stamp out the

inconsiderate noise, parties and littering that typify college-student neighborhoods. The Daily Northwestern has done a laudable job reporting an issue that has both peaked emotions and led to confusion and miscommunication among Evanston officials. The tension between SU’s own off-campus student community and the long-term residents has played a major part in the city’s enforcement of certain positions and ordinances in the East Neighborhood. A prime example of the city cracking down on student behavior came in the abolishment of MayFest on Euclid Avenue in fall 2009. Similar resident-student and citystudent conflicts, such as the one in Evanston, should remind SU students to educate themselves on local laws, contracts and other legal obligations they agree to when living away from the protection of the university.


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Beijing guarantees great party scene despite stereotypes about studious college life When I first told my friends I was studying abroad this semester, they immediately assumed I would go to a European city, learn more about the origins of Western civilization and drink up in the beer gardens of Munich or the cafes of Paris. But when I told them I was going to China, many immediately praised Hong Kong for its place as a center of finance and its great party scene — everyone knows Hong Kong clubs rock and that China’s casino capital, Macao, is just a boat ride away. But I’m not going there, either. This semester I’m studying in the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing.

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For some Americans, Beijing conjures up images of polluted skies, over-the-top Olympic games and political oppression. For us, China is a country with an economy threatening to surpass that of the United States. But what was most surprising once I arrived after a 20-hour-long journey from New York City to Beijing was the love the Chinese have for American culture. Buicks line the ring roads throughout Beijing, Colonel Sanders smiles from more street corners than Mao, and billboards splayed with American actors and actresses light up the Beijing night.

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beijing bureau chief This was China — with American characteristics. In many ways, Beijing resembles New York and Washington rolled into one, with the viciously cold weather of our very own Syracuse. But when I rolled out of bed that first morning, I encountered a miracle: There was beer in the vending machine.

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Are there any dorms at Syracuse University that carry anything besides cranberry juice or Gatorade for those late-night chasers? No. Most Americans may stereotype Chinese students as bookworms sitting in the library. But this is a misconception, too. This country has Great Wall wine in its universities’ student centers and karaoke clubs minutes from campus. (The drinking age is 18, but it’s not enforced.) When we traveled to the smoky clubs of Xi’an in central China and drank to the pumping rhythms in Shanghai, everything seemed to change. This was not the country of stodgy communism. This

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was a great time. What we need in the United States is to make an effort to understand. My effort is seeing the world from the Chinese’s point of view. The Chinese people are not just bland academics. They are welcoming, hardworking and entrepreneurial, and they certainly know how to let loose. Look out Europe and Hong Kong, Beijing might just have you beat in more ways than one. Andrew Swab is a junior magazine journalism and international relations major. His columns appear occasionally. He can be reached at

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tions in Philadelphia prevented poet Sonia Sanchez from boarding a plane to Syracuse, where she was supposed to appear on campus Tuesday as the speaker for the 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture, said Judy Holmes, communications manager for the College of Arts and Sciences. The lecture has yet to be rescheduled, Holmes said. Because of the advancing snowstorm, College of Law officials canceled a lecture scheduled for Wednesday featuring Robert Freeman, executive director of New York state’s Committee on Open Government, according to an e-mail sent to political science majors. The Whitman Career Fair originally scheduled for Wednesday was canceled because of concerns about New York City travel arrangements and because some corporation representatives already canceled,


Rotblat hosts each year. “To me, that says students feel they know how to go about fi nding an off-campus apartment and don’t need to be educated,” Rotblat said. “But then they come to us in a panic when there’s a problem and expect it to be fi xed.” The major housing laws that pertain to SU off-campus residents are breaking the lease, roommate regulations, paying rent on time and apartment maintenance, Rotblat said.


according to an e-mail sent to students in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. It will not be rescheduled, according to the e-mail. Friday’s lecture by Paul Wylde, creative director of the Aviation Studio at Teague in Seattle, was also canceled because of the weather and does not have a rescheduled time, said Erica Blust, director of communications for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings, freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories and winter storm watches have extended across the nation this week. The storm reached as far south as Dallas, where two area-airports shut down temporarily Monday because of icy runways. Scot Vanderpool, SU’s manager of Parking and Transit Services, said he has assembled a phone list of all campus bus drivers so they can be reached if there are problems Wednesday due to the weather. In December, two buses were stuck on South Campus during a heavy snowstorm, but Vanderpool said

Certain landlords have a reputation of not following through on leases and maintenance repairs, but other landlords are great, so it’s important to do research, Rotblat said. Ryan, the senior on Livingston Avenue, said he and his roommates have experienced a positive relationship with their landlord from University Area Apartments for the past two years. Ryan said their landlord has always been available for maintenance problems. University Area landlords have been renting to SU students since 1976, and the apartments are capable of housing nearly 700 students with 31 buildings, according to

he believes it was an isolated incident and does not foresee it happening again. At SU, the Caz Limo and Tours bus route is already planned to run on the abbreviated snow route Wednesday, but all Centro bus routes on campus are the same, Vanderpool said. Throughout the day, Parking and Transit Services officials will be in communication with Physical Plant workers, who handle clearing university sidewalks and roadways, Vanderpool said. Allan Breese, director of business and facilities maintenance services, said he anticipates the storm to be “substantial” but also a “typical heavy storm for Syracuse.” Physical Plant workers typically start working at 4 or 5 a.m., but on Wednesday they will begin working at 3 a.m. to clear the snow, Breese said. Additionally, workers getting off at 2 a.m. from the night shift will likely stay over, he said. Said Breese: “We’re as prepared as we’ll ever be.”

CANCELED EVENTS • Poet Sonia Sanchez, was supposed to speak on campus Tuesday for the 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture. • A lecture by Robert Freeman, executive director of New York state’s Committee on Open Government, scheduled for today was canceled. • Whitman Career Fair scheduled for today was canceled because of concerns over New York City travel and corporate representatives not being able to attend. • A lecture by Paul Wylde, creative director of the Aviation Studio at Teague in Seattle, scheduled for Friday has been canceled.

“I skimmed the lease, passing over the fine print.” Sean Ryan


its website. But Ryan and his roommates have gotten in trouble in the past for illegally parking behind their house, he said. Ryan also said they installed locks on their bedroom doors so their personal items are safe during par-

ties, but they are not technically allowed to have them. Rotblat said she tries to make students most aware of these regulations, which are posted on her office’s website, in brochures, on fl iers in residence halls and on the New York state website. But students do not know that, Rotblat said. Said Rotblat: “We try to educate all offcampus residents on those types of laws, but when students rush into signing the lease or don’t read it fully, that is when problems occur.”


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Indiana University South Bend solves problems with Chick-fil-A By Stephanie Bouvia



ndiana University South Bend students were temporarily without access to Chicken Sandwich Deluxes in their campus dining halls. Chick-fil-A, a fast-food restaurant based out of Georgia, was temporarily suspended from providing food at the university’s two main dining halls. IUSB Chancellor Una Mae Reck reinstated Chick-fil-A as a food provider in the campus cafeteria and in the café of the Student Activities Center on Monday, according to an article published Feb. 1 in the South Bend Tribune. The conflict arose when officials from an out-of-state Chick-fil-A branch announced it was supplying free food for a February seminar titled “The Art of Marriage: Getting to the

Heart of God’s Design,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Some people at IUSB saw this move as an endorsement of anti-gay and anti-lesbian values. “I believe that making donations of their product is quite similar to a monetary donation and could be interpreted as being in support of these values,” said Linda Young, co-founder of the Campus Ally Network at IUSB. The purpose of CAN, according to its website, is “to visibly affirm and support the lives of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students, faculty and staff.” When members of CAN heard about Chickfil-A’s donation to the event, they brought it to the attention of the university to try to seek action, said Ken Baierl, director of communications and marketing of the university. “The faculty members and students who

are a part of the ally network suggested steps be taken,” Baierl said. “They brought it to the administration.” Chick-fi l-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy said the accusation of his company being anti-gay and anti-lesbian is not true. “We have no agenda against anyone,” Cathy said in a news release issued Jan. 31. “At the heart and soul of our company, we are a family business that serves and values all people regardless of their beliefs or opinions.” The accusations against Chick-fi l-A were the main focus of debate on IUSB’s campus since Jan. 26, when the student newspaper made the controversy known to the public, Baierl said. Chick-fil-A is a company that openly follows Christian values and biblical principles, accord-

ing to their website. According to the press release, Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose is to “glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us, and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” Reck, the chancellor of IUSB, said in a written statement obtained by the South Bend Tribune that she was confident this decision was the correct one for the campus. “I appreciate the input I received from people on all sides of this issue,” Reck said in the statement. “I heard from many students, faculty, staff, alumni and citizens from across the area, the state and the country. No one was shy about their point of view. I am confident this decision is the correct one for the campus, although I know not everyone will agree.”

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raffled off on Valentine’s Day. The new shop has become so popular that Park extended the original store hours by an hour, he said. He has also been considering hiring more employees. Park said he is particularly searching for baristas who would be able to make the shop’s variety of coffees, teas and specialty drinks, as he is currently the only one who knows how to make them. “I’ve heard that their stuff is really good,” said Sawyer Tobey, a sophomore anthropology major who plans on visiting the shop soon. “I heard their ice cream coffee soda is phenomenal.”

That is just one of the many specialty drinks Life is a Piece of Cake offers on its menu. Park said it is the only shop that serves affogato, a popular drink at many coffee shops in New York City that features a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso. There is also the Gold Cappuccino, a cappuccino topped with an edible 23-karat-gold leaf. Many of the drinks found at coffee shops such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are on the menu. Drinks include caramel macchiatos, iced lattes, premium teas and hot chocolate. This puts the new shop in direct competition with these major franchises, Park said. “I don’t think it will affect (Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts) at all since they’re such big chains,” Tobey said. “Nothing is going to

stop people from getting their Starbucks or Dunkin’.” Though the new shop faces strong competition, it has other qualities that make it appealing, Park said. Life is a Piece of Cake has exclusive distributing rights with Café Kubal Coffee Roasters, located in downtown Syracuse. The shop receives fresh high-quality beans and unique syrups not found at other coffee shops. Another aspect of the bakery that sets it apart is its baked goods, which are made in the shop daily at 6 a.m. The bakery’s bestsellers — red velvet cupcakes and the Swiss Chocolate roll — are made regularly, but different edible creations are whipped up every day, Park said. Customers have been comparing the bakery to the many other eateries on Marshall Street. Insomnia Cookies recently began selling cupcakes. Yang, the sophomore finance major, mentioned she would like to see the new bakery serve bubble tea, like in Unique Tea House on Marshall Street. What Life is a Piece of Cake has to offer is a relaxing space and ambiance that makes students feel welcome, said Tobey, who views the shop as a great place to go on a date or with friends.



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“I would go into Manhattan a lot because I lived so close, and I would see all the fancy restaurants where people would hang out, with the fancy food and especially desserts. There, the dessert is just as important as the meal.” Ken Park


“Starbucks is always crowded. I see it as more of a quick place to get in and get out, not to stay and chat,” said Jun Yao, a sophomore accounting and finance major. “Here, it is very nice to sit and talk.”

parents are convinced I can take off my life training wheels (and my helmets) and live like a mature human being. It might not happen today, or even tomorrow, but some day I’m sure I’ll figure it out. If not, then I guess I’m off to Missouri to pursue a career in commercial truck driving. Danny Fersh is a junior broadcast journalism major. His column appears every Wednesday. He would like to assure his female readers that he’ll fix his shower by the next time you smell him. He can be reached at


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’m very immature. Sure, my driver’s license says I’m almost 21, and sure, my other driver’s license says I’m a 28-year-old commercial truck driver from Missouri, but they don’t show the real me. The real me is a child. He’s impulsive, impatient and always complaining about something. He even writes about himself in the third person. It took me a long time to discover these flaws because I blame others for all of my life’s problems. But none of that is my fault. The reason I’m so messed up is quite simple: I’m the baby of my family. With a mom, a dad, an older sister and two older brothers constantly looking out for me as a child, I knew that if I screwed up, somebody else would take care of the mess. I went through my childhood and adolescence about as aware of my surroundings as the iPodestrians who walk fearlessly through red lights each day into oncoming Comstock Avenue traffic. So you can imagine how shocked the folks were when I told them I’d be spending this semester in an apartment with no meal plan, no resident adviser, no campus security and no Spanish host mom. They were just a little skeptical. Like troopers, they played along, encouraging my independence while slyly ironing name tags onto my underwear and packing my sock drawer with bicycle helmets labeled for each day of the week. Still, I’m on my own now. Nobody’s here to cook my food, clean my bathroom or read me a bedtime story. I’m nobody’s baby now, just a man who relies on his wits and basic safety gear to help him get through the day. Who the hell thought this was a good idea? Two weeks into my grand offcampus experiment, I’m out of toilet paper, running low on food and have yet to figure out how to work the shower. Sure, I’ve survived thus far, but the neighbors won’t share their printer paper anymore, and now I’m running out of washcloths. Yesterday, I went searching for my building’s laundry room, only to find I had mistakenly left my dirty clothes in the mailroom. Luckily, I got them back the next day, though some of my underwear were missing labels.  see fersh page 8

jenny jakubowski | staff photographer From top: Baked goods in a display case of the new local bakery, Life is a Piece of Cake. Ken Park (right) and Young Choi (center) service a customer at the store. Park, a Syracuse University alum, opened the shop with Choi, his girlfriend, and a friend in mid-January.

Life is a Piece of Cake bakery offers friendly atmosphere, features unique menu items


By Danielle Odiamar Asst. Feature Editor

fter Ken Park graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in advertising design, he landed a job in New Jersey as a graphic designer. But that career path did not satisfy him. “I would go into Manhattan a lot because I lived so close, and I would see all the fancy restaurants where people would hang out, with the fancy food and especially desserts,” Park said. “There, the dessert is just as important as the meal.”

Park soon picked up a job at a café in New Jersey, learned how to make specialty coffee drinks and moved back to Syracuse in August 2010 to set up a shop. With the help of his girlfriend Young Choi, a senior selected studies major, and their friend Jae Lee, a fourth-year law student, Park opened Life is a Piece of Cake in January. The new shop is hard to ignore. Walking down South Crouse Avenue, Life is a Piece of Cake — a bakery, café and lounge in one — stands out with its bubblegum pink pillars. That same bright color covers the walls inside,

where there are several small tables and two sets of plush armchairs to sit in. Park and Choi selected all the décor and worked together on the interior design for the shop. “It’s a really cute place,” said Nawei Yang, a sophomore finance major. “Girls like pink.” Another appealing factor is the Louis Vuitton bag displayed in a glass box in the center of the room. Park decided to raffle off the designer bag as part of a grand-opening sweepstakes. By spending more than $5, any customer gets a chance to win the purse. The bag will be see bakery page 8

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A-list app Oscar app provides comprehensive history, current updates on upcoming show


By Nephtaly Rivera Staff Writer

ll of Hollywood’s brightest stars will gather Feb. 27 for the Academy Awards. But if the night that celebrates the year’s best in films seems too far away, the official Oscar Awards application for the iPod, iPhone and iPad should help kill some time until the big show. Along with the latest news and video, it crams the entire history of the biggest night in movies into the palm of your hand. The app gives users two options to explore the history of the Academy Awards. One of the menus, “The Academy,” holds the archives. Named after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the same academy that holds the Oscars, this menu is the place to go for the latest news and notes in anticipation of the big night. Users can read a preview about this year’s two hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, and see videos taken behind the scenes of the making of a film. Right now, users can watch actor and director Jon Favreau talk about how directors use special effects in their work. The most impressive aspect of the app is “The Academy Database,” which lists all awards, winners and nominees from every ceremony dating back to 1929. Anything from Best Actress to Best Original Song to Best Picture is listed in chronological order. This part of the app is sure to satisfy even the biggest movie buffs. It isn’t easy to figure out what was the best movie or who was the best actor of the past year. This is also where the Oscars app shines. Users can check out the nominees for all 24 awards by scrolling through the “Your Predictions” menu.

Tapping on any one of the categories reveals the list of nominees. Looking through the Best Actress contenders will show a brief summary of an actress’ role in the film. Clicking the Best Picture option will summarize the movie. On top of that, no matter which category the users are looking through, they’ll be able to watch a trailer of every nominated film right off their screens. As the name of the menu suggests, users can enter who they think will win in the “Your Predictions” portion of the app. Once they decide who they think will take home the little gold men, they can post their predictions online and compare them with other movie fans all over the world. This allows users to see how accurate they are in spotting the winners. The users’ choices can be e-mailed or text messaged to their friends. The app also connects to Facebook and Twitter, so friends and followers can see who they think will win on Oscar night. As with the vast majority of free apps that are available in the iTunes App Store, there are some banner advertisements that appear near the bottom of nearly every page. They are small and manageable, considering all the information that comes with the download of the official Oscars app. There is so much movie knowledge displayed that the ads can easily be ignored. So pick up that jumbo tub of popcorn and soda that are way too big for safe human consumption and download the official Oscars app. While you may not be able to make it all the way to Los Angeles, you can still be part of the biggest night in film.

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Unpredictability reigns in 1st half of conference’s season By Rachel Marcus Asst. Copy Editor

Fab Melo was supposed to come to Syracuse and dominate. The No. 4 center recruit in the Class of 2010 was supposed to immediately make up for the loss of Arinze Onuaku in SU’s lineup. He was supposed to be the Big East Rookie of the Year. But 22 games into the season, Melo averages 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He’s getting fewer minutes than fellow freshman Baye Moussa Keita. Not much has gone according to plan for Melo. Or, for that matter, the entire Big East conference. At the midpoint of the conference season, preseason predictions inside and outside of the Big East have gone awry. Melo was tabbed as the preseason Rookie of the Year. Connecticut guard Kemba Walker was not tabbed as the league’s preseason Player of the Year. And overall, the Big East standings don’t look like the preseason predictions. “Everyone wants to predict and see how their team is going to do,” Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 27. “You’ve got to take it day by day.” Taking those games day by day is a necessity in the Big East this season. Much of the unpredictability and surprises of the league so far are because of the overall strength of the conference. No one player or one team is dominant. Consider this: the difference between second-place Notre Dame and 13th-place Rutgers is three games. “The point is that a mistake is so finite that a missed basket, a couple missed foul shots, someone makes a 3 on you, that’s going to be the difference between someone in this league,” Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 20.

Almost half the league’s teams are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, so Big East teams often find themselves matching up with a ranked opponent. Yet programs continue to be nationally acclaimed, more so than those in any other conference. Even if the Big East does trump other conferences with its 16 members. Providence head coach Keno Davis said the conference stays strong year after year because it continues to get top-notch players. That, he said, can be attributed to the league’s coaches. “Not just the head coaches,” Davis said, “but the assistant coaches that have done such a great job in recruiting that you can lose so many talented players each year out of the Big East those last two years. “A lot of the young guys coming in and the guys that have been in the program have been able to develop into high-quality players.” Take Louisville. The team that lost two of its most valuable players in Edgar Sosa and Jerry Smith. Not a single player from Louisville was picked among the preseason All-Big East first team, second team or honorable mention. The Cardinals were picked to finish eighth in the preseason Big East poll. But Cardinals senior guard Preston Knowles has stepped up and led the team to a surprising second-place standing in the conference, despite Louisville’s loss to Georgetown on Monday. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has found that talent alone won’t get teams far in the Big East. The games are part mental. “We have a great attitude,” Pitino said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 27. “That’s the one strength of our ball club. We lack a lot of things, but attitude makes up for a lot of shortcomings that we do have.” Other teams that flew under the radar in the preseason have found their own saviors in the rigors of the Big East. At West Virginia, unher-

courtesy of louisville sports information rick pitino of Louisville has his team in the thick of an unpredictable Big East race this season. The Cardinals are tied for second in the conference with Notre Dame. alded Casey Mitchell has replaced Da’Sean Butler and Devin Ebanks. At Notre Dame, Ben Hansbrough has filled Luke Harangody’s shoes. Both players are in the top five in scoring in the Big East. Neither was named to an All-Big East preseason team. The only steady one at this point is Pittsburgh, a team that actually sits where it was predicted to be: atop the conference. Louisville stands tied for second. Cincinnati, picked to finish 12th, has a 5-4 record in the Big East — the same record as a Syracuse team picked to finish third in the league. Every game in the conference is a battle. Teams beat a squad at the top of the standings, then turn around and lose to one near the bottom. For example, Cronin watched last week as the top three teams in the conference — Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Villanova — all suffered losses. “There are a lot of good teams,” Cronin said. “You can’t pencil in who you think is going to win every game. The teams in the first three spots of our league all lost games. “If you aren’t getting better, you’re in trouble because there are too many good coaches and players in this league.”

Big man on campus Dwight Hardy guard St. John’s

Hardy had 26 points in the Red Storm’s 93-78 whooping of No. 3 Duke on Sunday. This honor could have gone to Justin Brownlee, who had a stellar game himself with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the win. Both players had games worthy of the best in the Big East this week, and their performances against the mighty Blue Devils put St. John’s on the national map.

Game to watch No. 25 West Virginia at No. 12 Villanova Villanova has lost two straight since its big win over Syracuse on Jan. 22, and the Mountaineers most recently beat Cincinnati. Both teams will be coming off of weekday games. West Virginia faces off against Seton Hall while Villanova plays Marquette. Neither of those games is a given. If either Villanova or WVU lose its game before this one, expect the losing team to come out looking for revenge.


Despite drop to No. 3 singles spot, Harman embraces new role with SU By Stephen Bailey Staff Writer

Emily Harman is used to playing at the No. 1 singles spot. The junior captain on the Syracuse tennis team has spent time in that top position in each of her first two seasons. This year, however, head coach Luke Jensen decided to make a change. “It doesn’t really matter what position I’m playing,” Harman said, “as long as I’m playing for the win for the team.” This time around, Harman finds herself in the No. 3 spot on Syracuse. She’s posted a 2-1 record in her new position and doesn’t view the change as a negative one. Instead, Harman knows the No. 3 spot is just as important to contributing to a Syracuse win. She can still score points for her team. When she did hold that No. 1 spot over the past two years, Harman had considerable success. She posted a 12-8 record at the position during her freshman year and a 5-3 mark last season. Harman fell from her top position in 2011 but not for a lack of ability. Credit Jensen and his

staff members for incredible recruiting. Harman herself acknowledges just how deep this Syracuse team is. “It’s deep,” she said. “(We are a) devastating team for anyone that steps in front of us.” While some players could have viewed the change in a negative way, Jensen knew the transition for Harman would be a smooth one. Harman won two of her three opening weekend matches, picking up wins against Navy and Georgetown, while falling to Maryland’s No. 3 singles player. Her ability to meet every challenge she faces is as unmistakable as her leadership both on the courts and in the locker room. “Isn’t that what you want from your captain?” Jensen said. “She’s a captain who’s gonna step up. … She’s a born leader.” Jensen and his staff members have brought in talented players in each of the past two years. Last season, SU added C.C. Sardinha, who was a “blue-chip” recruit, in the words of Jensen. Sardinha transferred to Oklahoma State after last season. This year, freshman Maddie Kobelt already has control of the No. 2 singles spot.

In addition to that singles spot, Kobelt pairs with Harman in doubles play. In Jensen’s mind, this is a situation in which Harman can use her experience to guide the young freshman. “Kobelt is a very talented but young tennis player — very raw,” Jensen said. “She needs that guidance. “It’s the perfect mentorship. Harman’s played so many big matches for us, so she can tell Kobelt where to go with certain shots and how to relax in certain situations.” Kobelt appreciates the knowledge and training she’s picked up from her captain. Even more so, she appreciates the encouragement her doubles partner and other two captains (Simone Kalhorn and Christina Tan) have provided for the freshman group as a whole. “Captains Emily, Simone, Christina have all stepped up and supported us,” Kobelt said. Despite the time Kobelt and Harman have spent together, the pair struggled in its opening weekend. They posted a 1-2 record from the No. 1 doubles spot. One of those losses, though, was a grueling 8-7 defeat in a tiebreaker to Georgetown. Though a good match from a leadership

point of view, chemistry on the court will take time. Harman herself recognizes what her coaching staff is doing, and they have the best chance to make runs in the Big East and NCAA tournaments with these younger players. A programbest 20-3 record in the regular season a year ago is a mark everyone feels could be surpassed this season. “As a team, we have all stepped it up (this season),” Kobelt said. “We are determined to make our record even better than last season.” And so with overall team success, any lingering feelings of disappointment on the part of Harman will be erased. She doesn’t resent her drop in the lineup in the least. In fact, it makes her embrace her role as a leader and a mentor even more. In fact, if Jensen had his way, every one of his players would train and compete with the same fiery attitude as Harman’s. “I wish Harman could be on every court,” Jensen said, “because she really takes every match over.”

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Abysmal shooting night leads to blowout loss at Notre Dame By Mark Cooper Asst. Sports Editor

Quentin Hillsman said he wasn’t worried about his team’s minus-10 rebounding margin Tuesday. The Syracuse women’s basketball coach pointed to another statistic he felt was more concerning: field-goal percentage. “We missed so many notre dame 71 shots, they got a chance syracuse 48 to outrebound us,” Hillsman said in a phone interview after the game. “If you don’t make shots, you don’t win basketball games.” The fluky statistic the fifth-year head coach pointed to was SU’s shooting: 13-of-51, 25.5 percent from the field. That, in Hillsman’s mind, is what led to Notre Dame’s big rebounding night. And it’s also what led to the No. 8 Fighting Irish’s 71-48 drubbing of Hillsman’s squad Tuesday. The Orange never led, as Notre Dame jumped out to a 13-2 lead and never let SU get

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receivers Dyshawn Davis and Jeremiah Kobena — come from a Milford program that has produced NFL running backs LeSean McCoy and Shonn Greene. All three originally signed with the 2010 SU recruiting class before going from their respective high schools for a postgraduate year with what would become Chaplick’s 11-1 Milford team. Myles Davis won’t be joining SU until 2012 because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Safety Shutang Mungwa, out of national power Bergen Catholic in Oradell, N.J., will be bringing violent hits to Syracuse. Running back Adonis Ameen-Moore is a 5-foot-11, 230-pound running back who should get immediate playing time next year. He is a three-time Colorado state champion at Mullen High School, the same state champion that produced SU freshman quarterback Jonny Miller. The reason Ameen-Moore followed Miller

“I never expected SU to play that well with a Big 12 team. What’s the point of going anywhere else when you can stay at home?”

Siriki Diabate SU commit

to SU? Syracuse felt like home. The SU coaches acted the same in person as on the phone. Even when Ameen-Moore attended the Orange’s worst loss of the season, a 45-14 drubbing to Pittsburgh, Ameen-Moore said he felt the same constant. Not only does Marrone tell players the Marrone way to do things, he wins by it. “Coach Marrone wins by that, he doesn’t just tell us that,” Ameen-Moore said. “There is the same feeling (at Syracuse) I got from Mullen. We won three straight years. At Syracuse, Coach Marrone is about winning. And not doing it at any cost.” Back on the East Coast with Ashton Broyld and Terrel Hunt, Marrone landed two quarterbacks that directed their New York state teams to their furthest playoff runs in years. Hunt threw and ran for more than 1,000 yards for Christ the King in New York City, while Broyld

within seven. The game was an abrupt end to Syracuse’s three-game winning streak. “We got shots, man,” Hillsman said. “It wasn’t about getting shots, it’s about making them. We just got to make the shots.” Take away the games of SU’s two post players, Kayla Alexander and Shakeya Leary, and the rest of the Orange shot just 15 percent (6-of40). The pitiful outside shooting — 2-of-14 from 3-point range — was even worse. Highlighted in it was the goose egg in Elashier Hall’s scoring line. Hall, who led SU in Big East play with 16.1 points per game entering Tuesday, took just three shots in 29 minutes on the floor. Alexander was the only Orange player in double digits, scoring nearly half of SU’s total points with 19. Notre Dame, on the other hand, put four players in double figures, cruising to a 34-20 halftime lead that quickly increased to a 20-plus-point lead just a few minutes into the

second half. It was only the second time all year SU was held to fewer than 50 points. The first game was against No. 1 Baylor in a 77-43 thrashing in the Bahamas. “They’re the No. 8 team in the country,” Hillsman said, “so you’re not talking about a team that isn’t going deep in the Big East tournament and the NCAA Tournament.” Hillsman said Notre Dame was the more physical team Tuesday. Syracuse’s physicality has come into question on more than one occasion since the Orange began Big East play, with players and Hillsman agreeing the team needs to get tougher. The head coach said not being physical enough was the reason Syracuse turned the ball over 24 times against the Irish. He didn’t attribute it to sloppy play. Even with Alexander scoring 19 points, the rest of the team wasn’t tough enough in the paint.

“There was a lot of contact in the paint,” Hillsman said. “We got a couple charges, we got a couple travels, so we just didn’t execute well in the paint.” Against teams currently ranked in the Top 25, Syracuse is just 1-4, although the Orange does have a win over then-No. 6 Ohio State. The Buckeyes are now actually below SU in the polls, but Hillsman is still confident about his Orange reaching the goal of the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse’s next game is Saturday at Rutgers, against a team it lost to in the Carrier Dome on Jan. 11. Hillsman knows that for SU to avoid letting Tuesday’s loss snowball into the final stretch of the season, his Orange need to turn it around right away Saturday. “That’s the key,” Hillsman said. “You got to come back out to win the next one. “Come back out to win the next one, and it all goes away.”

torched teams in leading Rush-Henrietta to a Class AA State Championship and a 13-0 record. And in Brooklyn, Marrone hauled two players from the school that defeated Ishaq Williams in the New York City PSAL championship. Williams, of course, spurned SU for Notre Dame last month. On the same Yankee Stadium field Marrone and SU would win the Pinstripe Bowl 23 days later, Fort Hamilton three-star wide receiver Brandon Reddish and defensive tackle Ivan Foy churned out an 8-6 win against Williams. Reddish’s touchdown with 3:12 left in the game put Fort Hamilton on the board. After a successful two-point conversion, Foy and Reddish ended the season 13-0. Williams did not. And on that same Yankee Stadium field Marrone adores, the winners and the losers spoke about what it would mean for New York City’s winners to all go to SU, Lichtenfels said. “When Ishaq was being recruited,” Lichtenfels said, “Brandon Reddish, all those kids, talked about sticking together, going to Syracuse.” Diabate is a winner from New York City as well. But he wasn’t always one. Nassau Community College made him one after a run-of-themill career at Lehman. But at the junior college, Diabate said he became the type of player to expect nothing less than the “win, win, win” attitude current SU assistant John Anselmo once instilled as the program’s head coach. Diabate only lost twice in two years alongside wide receiver Defarrel Davis, the gem of SU’s class who Lichtenfels says may become the best playmaker in the Big East. And he sees the same thing at SU, especially after its latest accomplishment. “I never expected SU to play that well with a Big 12 team,” Diabate said. “What’s the point of going anywhere else when you can stay at home?” Chaplick realized SU’s new true winner’s mentality when he was one of a mass as well. It enabled the Milford head coach to entrust the trio he fostered, the winners he created this past year, to officially sign on the dotted line with Marrone. At Marrone’s first summer camp as SU head coach in 2009, Chaplick was there checking up on former players Anthony Perkins, Adam Rosner and Mikhail Marinovich. He could see it. The step was back in their walk. They were acting like winners again, even if they would lose more than win in the ensuing 2009 season. Chaplick saw the start. By speaking with Marrone and scanning the scene around the program, the feelings Chaplick used to get when

lining up for Boston College against Syracuse legend Art Monk were rekindled. Chaplick could send his winners to Syracuse once again. And his winners never wavered on their commitment to Marrone. Even if more than 200 college coaches flooded Chaplick’s practices this past season. If they didn’t want to go to Syracuse, they didn’t have to. Chaplick sensed that in the middle of that

mass, Marrone is the epitome of a winner. And this year, after that Pinstripe Bowl win, Chaplick’s thoughts were validated. “Seeing how players reacted to him and what they said as they walked by him — impressive to me,” Chaplick said. “Winning is expected at Milford Academy. They aren’t used to walking in to losing.”



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(17-3, 5-3) UCONN VS. SYRACUSE (18-4, 5-4) ANDREW L. JOHN


Calling for an upset may be tempting here, but beating the No. 6 team on the road is a lot to ask of any team.



Walker, Kemba ranger.










Syracuse has not won at Connecticut since Feb. 1, 1999, when the Orangemen triumphed 59-42.


6-2, 190, JR. 12.9 PPG, 6.0 APG


6-1, 172, JR. 24.2 PPG, 4.3 APG


6-4, 205, SO. 10.3 PPG, 3.2 APG


6-5, 185, FR. 9.5 PPG, 4.7 RPG

This is the matchup to watch. Walker has the potential to tear apart a fragile Syracuse zone with his speed. On the other end, Jardine needs to create against Walker’s tough defense.

Triche’s continued solid play will be ever important as Dion Waiters’ status remains in question. Lamb has scored 24 and 21 points in his last two games, respectively.




6-7, 210, JR. 15.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG


6-8, 205, FR. 7.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG

SU hasn’t recovered since Joseph went down, but it’s not because he hasn’t been playing well. In what should be a favorable matchup, Joseph needs to continue the type of play that has led to 19.3 points in his last three games.


6-9, 240, SR. 13.2 PPG, 11.5 RPG


6-9, 225, FR. 1.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG

Jackson needs to be a workhorse on the glass against the second-best rebounding team in the Big East. Second and third chances will loom large for an SU team that, aside from Marquette, hasn’t been shooting the ball well in its losing streak.

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including wins against then-No. 12 Texas and then-No. 7 Villanova. Syracuse, on the other hand, comes into Wednesday’s game looking to avoid the fi rstever five-game losing streak during Jim Boeheim’s tenure as head coach. The task becomes even more daunting considering UConn and its star point guard Kemba Walker found a successful formula for disrupting the zone in the teams’ matchup a year ago. During SU’s losing streak, all four opposing teams have found ways to exploit the zone. Pitts-

“I think we’ve been playing well offensively the past few games. We just need to be more consistent on defense. We need to play better there.” Brandon Triche


burgh slashed through the holes on the wings, scoring the game’s first 19 points. Villanova and Seton Hall stretched the zone with its shooters, and Marquette did a little bit of both. “There are ways to crack the shell of that 2-3 zone,” Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough


7-0, 244, FR. 2.1 PPG, 1.9 RPG

ALEX ORIAKHI 6-9, 240, SO. 10.7 PPG, 9.0 RPG

Marquette was the latest in a long line of disappointments in Melo’s freshman season. When he inevitably earns most of the minutes, fellow freshman Baye Moussa Keita needs to contribute like he did against Marquette, when he had four points and seven boards.

said at Big East Media Day on Oct. 20. “Not many teams can do it, but it can be done.” Evidently, more and more teams are fi nding a successful formula. A year ago, Walker took his own approach to cracking the zone. Instead of looking for his shooters on the outside, the 6-foot-1 Walker took the ball right to the heart of the zone and, along with teammate Jerome Dyson, had much second-half success. The pair finished with 33 points and 11 assists and almost led the Huskies to a dramatic comeback after trailing by 16. In its last four games, SU allowed teams to fi nd some shooting rhythm, as SU’s opponents shot 51 percent (108-for-212) from the field and 48 percent (33-for-69) from downtown. And now it prepares for a UConn team led by Walker, who shredded the zone a year ago. “I think having players that can shoot against a zone will definitely help you out,” former Connecticut forward Gavin Edwards said. “And that gives Kemba a lot more freedom to try and penetrate. And if he gets in trouble, he can kick it to a shooter that can knock down a shot.” Opposing players are having field days lately against the SU defense. Pitt’s Nasir Robinson went off for 21. That was followed by 21 from Villanova’s Maalik Wayns, 28 from Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell and 25 from Marquette’s Jae Crowder. Up next: Walker, the league’s top scorer. And a year ago, when the zone was arguably at its best, Walker still found a way to exploit it. In last year’s matchup, the Huskies thrived off the “high screen and roll” they implemented a few days before facing Syracuse. And there was one person in particular who made


846-296, 34 SEASONS

STAT TO KNOW Syracuse is allowing its opponents to shoot 51.2 percent from the field during its four-game losing streak.

Another night in the Big East conference.


Jim Calhoun and Jim Boeheim will set a record for the most combined wins between two coaches in one matchup (1,687). The previous record came in 2006, when Texas Tech’s Bob Knight met Oklahoma State’s Eddie Sutton.


840-361, 38 SEASONS

This rivalry between two legends of the college basketball coaching profession is renewed after Calhoun missed last season’s contest with health issues.



The number of times Syracuse has lost five straight games in Jim Boeheim’s 35-year tenure as head coach. That could happen with a loss at UConn.

danielle parhizkaran | asst. photo editor BRANDON TRICHE (LEFT) and the Syracuse men’s basketball team will look to break its four-game losing streak against No. 6 UConn on Wednesday when they travel to Hartford. it so effective against the 2-3 zone. “Kemba did,” UConn guard Donnell Beverly said. “Kemba and Jerome. Just going off the screens and getting into the lane and the middle of the defense.” With the Orange now in a freefall in both the standings and national rankings, a win at UConn could be the ticket to get back on

track. To do that, however, it’ll need a return to the defense the Orange has been known for all along. Said Triche: “We just need to get back to where we were earlier this season.” — Asst. Sports Editor Michael Cohen contributed reporting to this article.

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Syracuse zone preps for Walker By Andrew L. John Staff Writer

To Brandon Triche, the fix for Syracuse’s four-game loss is simple. It’s a glaring problem that has yet to be addressed. The problem is this: In the span of four games, SU’s 2-3 zone Who: Connecticut Where: Hartford, Conn. defense has When: 7 p.m. gone from strength to liability. Triche knows this because, even when the Orange shoots the lights out — as it did against Marquette (57 percent) Saturday — the Orange never held a lead in the game. “I think we’ve been playing well offensively the past few games,” Triche said. “We just need to be more consistent on defense. We need to play better there.” Looking to end a streak that has evolved into more than just a bump in the road, No. 17 Syracuse (18-4, 5-4 Big East) will need to fix its defensive inefficiencies on the road against No. 6 Connecticut (17-3, 5-3) Wednesday at 7 p.m. inside Hartford’s XL Center. During its current losing streak, the Orange has struggled to get early stops and was forced to play from behind. Against the Huskies, there isn’t likely to be a letdown from the type of pressure SU’s signature defense has faced recently. SU enters the game in a delicate position. The Huskies are coming off a double-overtime loss at home to Louisville but won its previous six, see connecticut page 14

UP NEXT matthew ziegler | staff photographer doug marrone will announce his 2011 recruiting class Wednesday. Marrone has 27 recruits this year, the largest in the Big East so far. The Orange has earned commits from 15 three- or four-star recruits.

Winning formula By Tony Olivero


Development Editor

ne of a mass of Syracuse fans occupying the Yankee Stadium outfield’s lower deck, Siriki Diabate took in the scene of the Orange’s Pinstripe Bowl win Dec. 30. But for Diabate, it struck much closer to home. Syracuse topped Kansas State 36-34 in an instant classic inaugural Pinstripe Bowl. Diabate sat next to the Yankee Stadium scoreboard, relishing the Orange’s first bowl win since 2004. Looking down at the makeshift football field, Diabate — a two-star middle linebacker commit from Nassau Community College (N.Y.) — saw Doug Marrone. He saw himself. He saw the Bronx. He saw what embodies Syracuse’s 2011 recruiting class. He saw a full-circle winner — the same thing he sensed when he spoke with Marrone for the first time earlier in the year. Then Marrone, a graduate of Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx, sent a message to Diabate, also a graduate of Lehman. “Marrone said the pressure is more on me now,” Diabate said. “He said I am representing the whole Lehman tradition, and I better be on my ‘A’ game and do what I have to do to stay focused.” Diabate soaked in the words of a winner, from one Lehman alumnus to another. The winner’s mentality yielded Diabate’s choice to become a fellow alumnus with Marrone once again. This time at Syracuse. As Diabate sat in Yankee Stadium, Marrone’s mentality was on full display. It’s the winner’s mentality that has scored Marrone the Big East’s largest recruiting class — at 29 as of Tuesday. A deep

Marrone compiles best class off SU’s turnaround season

class that has’s East Regional Recruiting Manager Bob Lichtenfels salivating. Even if it is a recruiting class with only one four-star recruit and 14 three-star recruits. Depending on what transpires on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, Syracuse’s class could rank anywhere from third-best in the conference to second-worst, according to Compared to the Orange’s 15 three- or four-star recruits, Rutgers bests Syracuse with 18 commits of 24 holding at least a three-star ranking, including one five-star. Aside from the Scarlet Knights, Louisville has the next strongest class, with three four-star recruits, and then SU is in a congested Big East bunch with West Virginia (22) and Cincinnati (23), which each harbor a comparable number of three-star commits. Due to SU’s high number of commits, it has the Big East’s second-lowest average ranking per recruit at 2.55, only ahead of Connecticut. Still, Lichtenfels and others feel SU’s class is a winner because of the winning that led up to it. “Winning cures a lot of things in recruiting,” Lichtenfels said. “I love what Syracuse has done. They are bringing in some pretty productive kids.” It’s a winner’s mentality recruits believe in after Syracuse’s Pinstripe Bowl win to cap a turnaround 8-5 season. It’s a winner’s mentality Marrone, SU recruiting coordinator Greg Adkins and the rest of the SU staff is mandating out of the recruits SU ultimately signs. The talented trio coached by Bill Chaplick at Milford Academy — linebacker Myles Davis and wide see signing day page 13

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Snow dogs As No. 17 Syracuse treks

through the blustery winter conditions to take on No. 6 Connecticut, check inside for all you need to know heading into the matchup. The Daily Orange basketball beat writers break down the game with position matchups, stats to know and predictions for the game as the Orange tries to avoid its first five-game losing streak under Jim Boeheim. Page 14

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