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Packing up E.S. Bird Library makes plans to

Family dynamics The Daily Orange Editorial Board

Sweet collection E.S. Bird Library

Far side of the mountain Syracuse rebounds from its loss

move part of its collection to a South Campus facility. Page 3

weighs in on employee benefits. Page 5

displays a collection of antique pulp fiction magazines. Page 9

in Kentucky to pull away from the Mountaineers at home. Page 20

Few partners utilize new benefits plan By David Propper STAFF WRITER

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Lots of love JILLIAN ROGERS, JENESSA HOLDER AND SARAH COSTELLO (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) , a junior psychology major, sophomore psychology and neuroscience major and sophomore sport management major, participate in the Love Yourself Campaign’s Spontaneous Portrait Series Monday in the Schine Atrium. The National Alliance on Mental Illness at Syracuse University sponsored the Valentine’s Day event.


Search for dean narrows to four candidates By Kathleen Ronayne MANAGING EDITOR

Four candidates remain in the search for the next dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The fi nal phase of the process brings each of the four candidates to campus to meet with faculty, administrative staff and students. The candidates remain on campus for two days and participate in a series of meetings, luncheons and interviews. The new dean will likely be in place by July 1, said

William Banks, chair of the search committee and director of Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. The candidates are announced the week before they arrive on campus. One candidate will not be announced until the week of Feb. 21, as he or she will not visit campus until the first week of March. Anil Deolalikar, professor of economics and associate dean of social sciences at the University of California Riverside, was the first candidate to visit campus, from Jan.

31 to Feb. 1. Gail Dubrow, professor of architecture, landscape architecture, public affairs and planning, and history at the University of Minnesota, visited campus from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8. Stephen Hanson, vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington, is on campus from Monday to Tuesday. Maxwell is the No. 1 graduate school for public affairs in the country. Mitchel Wallerstein left his position as dean in summer 2010 to become president of Baruch College, a City University of New

York school. Since then, Michael Wasylenko has been serving as interim dean. The search committee is made up of 22 people, Banks said. The group is mostly Maxwell faculty and staff members but also includes a graduate student, a representative from the College of Arts and Sciences, members of the Maxwell School Advisory Board and Lorraine Branham, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. After the candidates visit, surSEE MAXWELL PAGE 4

After being with the same woman for 18 years, Thomas Keck could finally provide his significant other with health care through his job. Keck, a professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, said he used to have to pay out of pocket for health care that wasn’t adequate so his domestic partner would be covered. Keck’s job covered his two children but not the person who gave birth to them. Now, for the first time starting this year, Keck is able to cover her. “It was a long time coming. She deserves the same benefits that anybody else’s spouse or partner gets on campus,” said Keck, who was on University Senate’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Committee when the benefits were proposed. Keck and his partner are just one of about 50 nonmarried couples signed up for the new health benefits extended to opposite-sex domestic partners for the first time at SU this year, said Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, in an e-mail. The benefits, which cover medical, dental and vision care, went into effect Jan. 1, he said. SU employees and graduate assistants had until Nov. 12 to sign up their partners for the benefits, Quinn said. The university estimated only 110 employees would sign up, according to a March 10 article in The Daily Orange. The actual number is almost half that, with approximately 50 signing on. Quinn said the number is somewhat lower than the school’s longterm expectation, but he expects that number to grow as employees and graduate student assistants become more familiar with the benefits and decide they are the best option for their family. He said staff members were SEE BENEFITS PAGE 6

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etailed procedure for sorority rushing was outlined at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Panhellenic Council. Janet Murch, Panhel rushing chairman, emphasized that although an official silence period for sorority women has not been set for the duration of the current freshman rushing session, rushing should not be discussed with anyone, especially rushees and boys. She said all sororities have agreed not to recognize fraternity serenades during the remaining rushing parties by not coming out to listen to them. This would be done, Miss Murch added, so as not to interrupt sorority skits that might be in process and to be fair to neighboring sororities that might not be serenaded at the same time.

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Difficulties involved in not having complete transcripts of rushees’ grades in time for deciding which coeds to pledge were discussed, but Mrs. Mildred Martin, Panhel adviser, said all grades will be in by Friday, when sororities hold coke parties before the formal rush Sunday.

Miss Murch said a rumor that a large num ber of frosh coeds had dropped out of rushing was false and that the bulk of those who stopped rushing did so because of poor grades. It was also announced at the meeting that dates have been set by Panhel for the initiation of fall pledges but that they will not be announced immediately.

Blood Drive March 6

March 6 was set by Panhel as the date for a blood drive with the Interfraternity Council as part of greek week activities. Panhel and IFC will support the American Red Cross in the drive, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Trophy Room of Archbold Gymnasium. A goal of 400 pints has been set. Panhel also heard a plea for greater sorority participation in Women’s Athletic Association activities by Elsa Swyers, WAA president, and a report citing progress in the Panhel Foster Child program in Greece. — Compiled by Laurence Leveille, asst. copy editor, This excerpt was taken from the full version of this article published Feb. 15, 1961.


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Enrollment in language courses rises

Books to be stored on campus

More international students in English language courses

By Meghin Delaney Asst. News Editor

After dealing with space issues for books in E.S. Bird Library, officials are now in the planning stages of building a facility on South Campus to house the surplus of books, one of several updates happening at the library. The library does not have enough space to effectively store materials in the campus library, said Pamela McLaughlin, director of communications and external relations at the library. Shelving is also being added to the fourth floor of Bird to house thousands of books, and six team rooms have opened on the third and fourth floors. McLaughlin said there are materials in the library that have never been used or have not been checked out for a long time. But because the library is a research library, officials do not want to get rid of the books permanently and instead will move them to the facility on South Campus to alleviate some of the shelving issues, she said. Library officials hope to finalize plans for the South Campus shelving facility by the end of this semester, McLaughlin said. The moved books would still be listed in the online catalog but would be flagged as located at the South Campus facility. Students, faculty and staff would then be able to make an online request for a delivery of the book from the South Campus facility to Bird, McLaughlin said. “People feel very strongly that we need to keep these materials as close at hand as possible,” McLaughlin said. Team rooms in the library, equipped with LCD screens, desktop see library page 6

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andrew renneisen | staff photographer tucker SCHErger , a junior biochemistry major, studies in one of six team rooms opened in E.S. Bird Library last week. The team rooms are equipped with computers and LCD screens to help group projects.

Student-developed research organization tool available on campus By Karin Dolinsek Contributing Writer

With the help of E.S. Bird Library, a student’s idea has expanded from an individual project to a simplified research tool. Allie Jennings, a 2010 graduate of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, approached a librarian about the tool after Jennings developed it for a communications design course

project, said Pamela McLaughlin, director of communications and external relations at Bird. The library then produced the tool, called the Research Helper, which walks students through the process of finding sources and helps keep track of them, McLaughlin said. “The Research Helper is low-tech and handy. If you use it when you start working on a research project, it’s all

in one place,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a convenience thing.” On Feb. 8, library officials announced the release of Research Helper, which also offers straightforward advice on how to conduct research and provides a single spot for detailed citations, keywords and names of databases and journals. Often during the research process, Jennings lost information she had

copied down and had to spend time tracking down that information again, Jennings said in a Feb. 8 Syracuse University News Services release. The guide Jennings created helps organize research and improve efficiency, according to the release. Research Helper is available online and in print copies at any library service desk, according to the release. SU see research page 6

For some international students in the United States, it can be a challenge to try and master grammar and style rules while simultaneously trying to grasp conversational English. “It’s double trouble,” said Maria Dekleermaeker, creator of the English Conversation Program in the Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services at Syracuse University. As the number of international students increases at SU, the number of students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ENL) courses has jumped this academic year. There are 25 sections of ENL courses in comparison to only 18 sections from the previous academic year, said Laura Lisnyczyj, who teaches one of the ENL classes. There are also 91 more people enrolled in ENL courses this academic year, amounting to a total of 404, and 82 more people who took the English Language Assessment Exam, amounting to a total of 294, Lisnyczyj said. There was a 46 percent increase in international student applications to SU for next fall as well, reflecting a national trend of American schools that experienced a rise in international student applications, according to a Feb. 2 article published in The Daily Orange. International students must first pass a series of tests during the application and enrollment processes to SU. They are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam upon applying for admission to SU, according to the admission website. Once at SU, they are required to take the English Language Assessment Exam to test their proficiency in listening, writing and reading comprehension to determine the writing class they will be placed in, according to the website. “They want to learn English, and in a sense they need to in order to survive on this campus,” Lisnyczyj said. Taking a series of ENL courses is required if an international student’s ELA score is not proficient enough to take WRT 105: “Practices of Academic Writing” or WRT 205: “Critical Research and Writing,” see international page 7

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veys will be administered among those who had a chance to interact with the candidates. Then the search committee will reconvene to discuss each candidate, as well as any formal and informal feedback it has gathered. The group will deliberate on the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses and present its final decisions to Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina, who will make the final decision. Leadership experience is the top quality

“Maxwell is such a unique school that it takes a unique blend of talents to come in and be a strong and effective leader for the school.” William Banks

Chair of the search commit tee and director of Syracuse universit y’s institute for national securit y and counterterrorism

the search committee is seeking in a potential dean, said Banks, chair of the search committee. “Maxwell is such a unique school that it takes a unique blend of talents to come in and be a strong and effective leader for the school,” Banks said. Fundraising experience is also a key quality in a potential dean, Branham said. Maxwell’s

next dean must have a clear outlook on the direction of the school, including expanding the school’s international focus, she said. Visiting campus is key because it’s a chance for candidates to meet the faculty they could potentially be working with, Branham said. “These are the people you’re going to be working with on a day-in and day-out basis, and those are the ones you’re hoping you can persuade that you’re the best candidate,” said Branham, who went through a similar interview process in 2008 before she was hired as the dean of Newhouse. Deolalikar, the candidate from UC Riverside who visited Jan. 31, said one of the most appealing parts of his visit was watching the interaction among students. Maxwell’s mix of undergraduate and graduate students, doctoral students and professional students combines for an appealing group, he said. “This creates a phenomenal synergy among all of these very, very different types of students, and that’s what I found incredibly exciting,” Deolalikar said. Dubrow, the candidate from the University of Minnesota who visited Feb. 7, touted the school’s reputation, commitment to Scholarship in Action and unique blend of programs as appealing qualities. “The specific configuration of Maxwell as both a professional school and home to a wide array of social science disciplines is a distinctive strength in a world where knowledge needs to be harnessed to action for public benefit,” she said, in an e-mail. Hanson, the candidate from the University of Washington, has been in back-to-back meetings while on campus and could not be reached for comment by press time.

Meet the candidates

Here are some highlights from each candidate’s résumé and university websites about their experience, education and interests:

Gail Dubrow

Title • Professor of architecture, landscape architecture, public affairs and planning, and history at the University of Minnesota Education • B.A. and M.A. in English, University of Oregon • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon • Graduate certificate in architecture and urban design, University of California Los Angeles • Ph.D. in urban planning, University of California Los Angeles Administrative Positions • Vice provost and dean of the graduate school, University of Minnesota (2005-09) Specialties • U.S. urban history, U.S. women’s history, Asian-American history, public history, historic preservation

Stephen Hanson

Title • Herbert J. Ellison professor, vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington Education • B.A. in social studies, Harvard University • M.A. in political science, University of California Berkeley • Ph.D. in political science, University of California Berkeley Ph.D. Examination Fields • Soviet and Eastern European area studies • Comparative politics (passed with distinction) • Political theory (passed with distinction) Professorships • Herbert J. Ellison professorship (2009Present) • Boeing International professorship (2002-08)

Anil Deolalikar

Title • Professor of economics and associate dean of social sciences at the University of California Riverside Education • B.A. in economics, Harvard University • Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University • Diploma in economics, Cambridge University • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in economic demography, Yale University Administrative Positions • Co-director of the Center of Expertise on “One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society,” under the UC Global Health Institute • Director, Edward J. Blakely Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, UCR • Director, Public Policy Initiative, UCR Areas of Interest and Expertise • Economic development, demography • Poverty measurement, monitoring and policy • Health care financing and health sector reform • Economics of education and education sector reform • Social protection policies —Compiled by Kathleen Ronayne, managing editor,



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SU health care expansion must remain economically fair With the advantage of hindsight, extending Syracuse University health care to the staff’s opposite-sex domestic partners was both socially responsible and affordable. One of the most contested changes to SU benefits last spring was a proposal to allow nonmarried, straight faculty and staff to cover their romantic partners with university health insurance, given they live together. Those opposed to the extension spoke out against it from a financial standpoint. They questioned whether it was appropriate for the university to raise costs and cut corners in other areas to save money while simultaneously extending benefits to straight couples who could legally marry. Those in favor said it was socially responsible to accommodate modern couples who choose not to marry. Of the more than 400 staff members who are eligible for the new benefit, SU estimated 110 would sign up, but only 50 employees are taking advantage of the new extension so far. The cost to the university, originally predicted at $600,000, will subse-

editorial by the daily orange editorial board quently be less in this first year than expected. For now, the financial burden of the health care extension pales in comparison to its social responsibility. But as the university makes allowances for more liberal, less defined interpretations of “family,” it leaves more room for abuse and manipulation of the benefits system. In its fledgling years, SU officials must vet candidates for opposite-sex domestic partner benefits with due diligence. The current requirements for proving “domestic partnership” — such as being co-parents or having a joint mortgage, shared bank account or power of attorney — appear stringent and responsible. But with SU concerned about the economic sustainability of its benefits, any extension cannot spiral out of control into a new financial burden for the SU community.


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boring, uninspiring batch of flawed candidates — this is the consensus about the projected crop of GOP White House hopefuls for 2012. And though there may be some truth to this general outlook, it won’t stop these Republicans from eventually providing a formidable challenge to a politically damaged Barack Obama. The question right now is, which Republican will get the nod? Over the weekend, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., the sorting-out process began in earnest. Many big-name Republicans were on display, some with all their faults. There was Mitt Romney, positioned as the establishment frontrunner, desperately trying to avoid mention of the Democrats’ health care

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bill. As governor of Massachusetts, he implemented a health care plan markedly similar to Obamacare — something that will play a major role in Republican primaries. There was Mitch Daniels, competent governor of Indiana, standing all of 5 feet 7 inches tall with his trademark comb-over. His passion for cutting budgets could be offset by his disregard for socially conservative issues that are important to much of the GOP base. The list goes on. Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour and even Donald Trump gave speeches at CPAC. Maybe Newt Gingrich will jump into the race. Conservatives across the country are clamoring for Chris Christie to make a run. And then there’s the former governor of Alaska who skipped out on the event all together.

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voted for reagan Perhaps the muddled field will allow a relatively unknown conservative to rise to the top late in the game. Right now, however, it doesn’t really matter. Not at this point. There will not be a perfect candidate in 2012. Fortunately for the GOP, they will not be running against the perfect president. The 2012 campaign, now beginning to fully ramp up, will be entirely a referendum on Obama’s first term. As of now, the electorate is giving mixed reviews at best.

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The most recent Gallup poll has troubling numbers for the president on several important issues. Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the federal budget deficit (68-27 percent), the economy (60-37 percent) and health care (56-40 percent) by huge margins. It seems like decades ago that Obama was viewed as a rock star, especially among the youth demographic. His celebrity status has unquestionably worn off. Even though there will be no Republican challenger capable of attracting such mass popularity (although Christie might come close), this type of support is only critical when there is no incumbent in the race — not the case in 2012. The president’s incumbent status will bring significant baggage.

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Americans generally did not know Obama when he was elected in 2008. His skimpy resume included some time as a community organizer, a stint in the Illinois Senate and an abbreviated term in the U.S. Senate. Now Americans are familiar with him. And for all the handwringing about weak Republican candidates, the president’s flaws are even more prominently on display. Over the next two years, the GOP field may be mired in uncertainty — and yes, some flawed candidates. In fact, the only sure thing about the 2012 primaries is Obama will be waiting at the end. For Republicans, this may be their biggest advantage of all. Jimmy Paul is a senior political science major. His column appears every Tuesday, and he can be reached at

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PCs and media panel controls, opened Feb. 7, McLaughlin said. The rooms can be used for presentation practice, Web conferencing and other group projects. Additional technology, such as webcams, microphones and cables to connect laptops, are provided in the rooms upon request. The team rooms are available to students, faculty and staff who make reservations 24 hours in advance, McLaughlin said. But those without a reservation can also sign out a key for nonreserved rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, McLaughlin said. Checkout periods last for three hours, with one renewal, depending on the availability of the room. Room availability ends one hour before the third and fourth floors close so staff members can close properly, McLaughlin said.


informed of this new benefit through extensive open enrollment communications. This included newsletters and informal face-to-face sessions conducted throughout the campus. For domestic partners of the opposite-sex to receive benefits, the couple has to be in a mutual supportive and committed relationship, in which the two have been living together for at least six months, according to the Benefits Eligibility Policy. The couple must also share joint responsibility for another’s common welfare, which could include taking out a joint mortgage, joint ownership of a motor vehicle, designating a domestic partner as a primary beneficiary of an employee’s life insurance or being named parents in an adoption agreement, according to the policy. A couple can qualify for the health care benefits if two of the five criteria are met, according to the policy. In its report to USen, the LGBT Concerns


Those floors close at midnight from Sundays through Thursdays and at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a $30 fee for lost keys and a 25-centper-minute fine for the late return of keys, McLaughlin said. Users of the team rooms are responsible for all damages, losses and vandalism, she said, and they will be subject to fines for any damage. The library has a few more spring semester projects, including installing more computers on the second floor near the current periodicals and upgrading the remaining elevators in the building, McLaughlin said. The library will also continue to make room to house thousands of additional books on the fourth and fi fth floors by moving 12 tables and seating down to the lower levels, McLaughlin said. In place of the tables and seating, 28 rows of shelving are being added to the fourth floor to house about 47,000 books. An additional 25,000

Committee reported that more than 5 million unmarried opposite-sex couples live together as partners and are two to three times more likely than married couples to lack health insurance. The benefits “would mark an important step

“It was a long time coming. She deserves the same benefits that anybody else’s spouse or partner gets on campus.” Thomas Keck


toward the principle that all employees should receive equal benefits for their families as they define them,” the report stated. Keck said he thinks there are two reasons why SU decided to give new health benefits to nonmarried opposite-sex couples. First he said the decision had to do with a matter of principle.

“People feel very strongly that we need to keep these materials as close at hand as possible.” Pamela McLaughlin


books have already been moved to the fi fth floor, which is completely finished with the bookmoving process, she said. In April, library shelves in Bird were at 98 percent capacity, while recommendations for shelving capacity were at 75 to 80 percent, according to an April 22 article published in The Daily Orange. The staff is about a quarter of the way done with moving books to the fourth floor, McLaughlin said. The moving process has been ongoing

“The LGBT Concerns Committee made the case, and lots of people were persuaded that it was a matter of equity, equal treatment of all employees,” Keck said. “If we’re going to provide various kinds of benefits to the family members of employees, it should be up to the employee who their family members are.” He said everybody’s family, no matter how different, should be entitled to the same benefits. A federal tax law treats domestic partners differently from married couples because it increases the cost of benefits for the domestic partners who receive health benefits from their employer, Keck said. For employers who cover domestic partners, the partner’s coverage is still taxed as income, according to the LGBT committee report from March 18, 2009. While SU provides $1,000 to same-sex couples, it does not pay anything extra toward opposite-sex couples. The second reason was implementing the benefits for these couples would keep SU competitive against other peer institutions in terms of recruiting new faculty and staff, Keck said. The LGBT Committee fi rst proposed the

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since the summer, but it takes a long time to reorganize the materials on the shelves, she said. “The process takes a while to do, actually. We have to reorganize all the materials on the shelves, and we have to handle every single book to do that,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a complicated process, and you don’t want to lose things.” Elsewhere in the library, renovations remain halted. Renovations in the lower level of the library were put on hold in fall 2009 when carcinogens called polychlorinated biphenyls were found in the carpeting. Syracuse University Risk Management and the Environmental Health Office tested the extent of the PCB in September 2010, according to a Sept. 30 article published in The Daily Orange. McLaughlin said renovations have not moved forward since that time. “We don’t know anything else,” she said. “Everything is still on hold.” medelane@

benefit to USen in 2007, which Keck said caused “vigorous debate.” One of the oppositions to giving these couples benefits was the blurry line on whether they should receive the benefits because oppositesex couples have the option to marry, said Robert Van Gulick, a philosophy professor and member of USen’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. Van Gulick said no matter how emotionally attached people are to their partners, they bear none of the financial responsibility as a married couple. “Some people say, ‘It’s immaterial whether we’re married or not. If we’re together, we’re together,’” he said. “What difference does it make? Well, as far as the law is concerned, it’s enormously different.” Margaret Himley, who was on the LGBT Concerns Committee during the proposal, said people need to look beyond the definition of marriage. Said Himley: “People have the right to decide on their own families and that marriage isn’t the gold standard.”


librarians also assisted in expanding the content of the guide, according to the release. By describing a selection of library resources, Research Helper also includes advice to help students begin the research process and create an

“If you use it when you start working on a research project, it’s all in one place.” Pamela McLaughlin


effective search strategy, according to the release. The back cover of the guide includes a list of library contacts who offer help with research in person or via text messages, phone, e-mail and instant messages, according to the release. But some students think using Research Helper would make them too dependent on the guide. Kenny Shin, a junior biology and predentistry major, said the guide would not allow students to learn how to cite sources themselves. “It would take up much less time for us to do the citations,” Shin said. “But we wouldn’t learn from it.”

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Survey finds social media tools lead couples to have sex faster By Bianca Szklaruk


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en and women are more likely to have sex faster when they use social media and send text messages, according to a survey conducted by Shape and Men’s Fitness magazines. In the third annual survey, in which 1,200 men and women participated, 80 percent of the women and 53 percent of the men said they believe social media lead to sex faster, according to a Jan. 24 article published on Reuters. At Syracuse University, several students said they agree with the results and think social media, such as Facebook, and texting get them to the bedroom faster. Gursewak Singh, a junior public health major, said he thinks texting and Facebook provide constant communication that speeds up relationships and intimacy. “Texting gives you a huge step over traditional methods of communication,” Singh said. “People can communicate wherever and whenever. Plus, it’s a friendlier and faster way of working the relationship eventually leading to the bedroom.” The study results could be an example of interview bias, said Pamela Shoemaker, a professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. But texting can be a great tool for shy students to make connections and a first move because text messages are harder to ignore than voicemails, Shoemaker said. “If a person is motivated to make connections to form sex partners, texting could be used as the most assertive way,” Shoemaker said. “And as for introverts, the social media is a gold

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Lisnyczyj said. ENL courses fall under the English Speakers of Other Languages program in the department of languages, literatures and linguistics. Lisnyczyj said she believes the courses allow international students to improve their writing skills in a nonintimidating environment. “It’s not that they don’t have the knowledge, because they do. But their question is, ‘How can I express that in another language?’” she said. “It can be frustrating, and we’re just trying to help them through that.” Upon completion of the course, students should be able to express their ideas clearly and effectively to the American academic com-

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mine for those who are nervous in large crowds. Social media is a way to make friends and communicate about yourself without having to go through physical discussion.” The survey focused not only on couples having sex but also on the effects social media has on current relationships and the increasingly common text message breakup. Forty-three percent of women and 27 percent of men experienced a breakup via Facebook or text, according to the Reuters article. “I know people often find out via Facebook what their boyfriend or girlfriend is doing when they are not together, and it often causes problems for the relationship,” said Jonathan Tamargo, a junior environmental engineering major. When people are in a relationship, 72 percent

of women were reported to scope out their significant others’ former partners on Facebook, according to the Reuters article. After a breakup, 81 percent of survey respondents said they were hesitant to defriend their exes on Facebook and 75 percent admitted to regularly checking their former partner’s profile page, according to the article. Shoemaker, the Newhouse professor, said Facebook stalking is a way of looking back on the relationship and seeing what the person is up to. Without Facebook, she said people would still check in on their exes by talking to friends and family. “I do not see going back to Facebook and looking at photos and reading up on their lives as a bad thing,” Shoemaker said. “It’s not unlike calling the person’s friends saying,

‘Hey, how are they doing, have they met anybody, etc.’ Facebook just takes that extra step away. It’s a substitute for physical connections so you have virtual connections and a virtual network you can constrain by manipulating the privacy settings.” Shoemaker said she continues to emphasize the importance of privacy settings and wants everyone to remember that nothing on the Internet is private. John Wolf, a doctoral student in Newhouse whose research focuses on social media and sex, said the survey’s results make sense because social media has allowed people to communicate on a more continuous basis. “It has not really changed behaviors,” Wolf said, “just given us more options.”

munity, Lisnyczyj said. She said they also stress research skills and the ability to express their ideas verbally. International students often feel as though they are on the fringe of the campus community, said ENL instructor Maryanne Patulski. For this reason, the ENL classes can become a home away from home for the students. “Our students are always coming to us for recommendations because we know them,” Patulski said. But international students aren’t struggling in all language classes. Some international students are performing better than their domestic counterparts in the foreign language department. “They are picking up the language more quickly than the American students, and they are very serious in their work,” said

Elise Finielz, a teacher’s assistant for FRE 101: “French I.” Students who need extra help even after specialized classroom time can use the Writing

International students may know grammar rules but might have trouble with vocabulary and knowing the rules that are intuitive to native speakers, he said. “Grammar is not the biggest issue. It’s a lexical issue,” Luther said. About 30 percent of the students who visit the Writing Center identify as English Speakers of Other Languages students, Luther said. Though most of these students are international students, some are American citizens whose parents immigrated to the United States, he said. But campus programs for international students are lacking, Luther said. It takes about 1,000 hours of contact time to be fluent in a language, Luther said. “By and large,” Luther said, “that’s still not enough time to become fluent in English.”

“They want to learn English, and in a sense they need to in order to survive on this campus.” Laura Lisnyczyj

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Center. Jason Luther, writing center administrator, said he consults with international students weekly to strengthen their skills and help with assignments.

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IN HISTORY Display of retro pulp fiction magazines shows genre’s influence on modern culture By Danielle Odiamar



hen Athena Andoniades recently rummaged through a chest of her grandfather’s old magazines, she did not dismiss the bright eyecatching illustrations she found as old junk. “I had seen pulp magazines before. My grandparents used to read them when they were younger and kept all of them,” said the sophomore television, radio and film major. “I was so intrigued because I wondered, ‘What was so great about these?’ These were the type of things people were obsessed with before TV and radio.” The old magazines both she and her grandparents were fascinated by are a type of literary fiction magazine called pulp magazines. Better known as pulp fictions, these were widely read by all ages for decades until the 1950s and the 1960s. Syracuse University officials hope to reintroduce this once-popular genre by showcasing an exhibit called “Orange Pulp: The Pulp Magazine and Contemporary Culture.” The exhibit displays original magazines, manuscripts and artwork from the university’s vast collection of pulp magazines and pulp paintings. The collection has been gathered for more than 40 years. The first acquisition occurred in 1967 with the gain of the Street and Smith archive and further expanded with the collection of writers such as A.A. Wyn and Forrest J. Ackerman. Gary Shaheen, the senior vice president at the university’s Burton Blatt Institute and co-curator of the display, has also contributed his sizeable collection of pulp magazines to the exhibit. “I had been, in my off time as a professor at SU, always interested in this kind of genre and had put together a pretty good collection,” Shaheen said. “I found out that Syracuse is one of the largest hubs for that era of those magazines and that our university’s


art gallery is the home to probably one of the nation’s biggest collection of pulp magazine paintings.” Thus, the collaborative exhibit began. In addition to the library’s show, a partner exhibit displayed in the Shaffer Art Building opened to the public Jan. 25, and both are set to be on display until June 17. The two different locations feature diverse aspects of pulp magazines and the pulp culture. Pulp magazines with more notable titles — such as “Weird Tales” and “Amazing Stories,” works by Hugo Gernsback, the man who coined the term “science fiction” — will be featured in the Special Collections Research Center gallery on the sixth floor of E.S. Bird Library. Meanwhile, the SUArt Gallery at the Shaffer Art Building will feature a more focused perspective on the pulp magazines with a profile of pulp magazine artist Norman Saunders. The exhibit includes 10 of his paintings from SU’s collection. Pulp magazines featured a wide range of genres, such as mystery, adventure, western, horror, romance SEE PULP PAGE 11

glorianne picini | contributing photographer Cover illustrations displayed in the ‘Orange Pulp: The Pulp Magazine and Contemporary Culture’ exhibit often depicted sensationalized titles, eye-catching colors and action packed images that have influenced the present-day media.

College dating websites push need for online social interaction

oday a large segment of the Syracuse population may be experiencing the Valentine’s Day hangover. Some who did not celebrate the holiday may be miffed by the outwardly euphoric couples that did. Some may have woken up today, jaded by the fact that their significant others really thought the value pack of strawberry air fresheners was a great gift. And others may not


our ram is bigger than yours have been so thrilled at proposals of polyamorous relationships with the

logic that the more love, the better. If you fall into one of these unfortunate categories, fear not! Thanks to the wonder of the Web and an incessant need for interconnectivity, there is a host of Internet dating sites tailored specifically for college students. That’s right — you, too, can date online without running the risk of finding your dad’s profile on

Instead of relying on bumping into someone at the jungle-juice cooler at some party and hitting it off the good old-fashioned way, you could try your hand at letting algorithms and questionnaire matchups do the job for you. How exactly does this matchmaking technology work? Well, a lot of the lower-end, free-to-use dating sites are nothing more than glorified search engines that match keywords pro-

vided by users when they fill out their profiles. Enter “dabbling with particle accelerators” in your “Interests” text field, and you could be paired with the nerd of your dreams based solely off of a text match. Then the candidates are narrowed down based on geographic location and likes and dislikes, such as smoking and pet preference. Voila — you’ve got the SEE SMITH PAGE 11

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and science fiction. These magazines, which were first created in the late 1890s, were named for the inexpensive wood pulp that publishers began using after 1850. Though the paper used was cheap, the rich, attention-grabbing cover illustrations — which resembled those of modern-day comic books — made up for it. “I’ve never read a pulp magazine before,” said Greg Babcock, a sophomore photography major and a contributing photographer for The Daily Orange. “I think if I did, it would be the interesting art that would make it most appealing.” However, the exhibit is not simply an art display. One of the main purposes for the magazine exhibits is to further examine the pulp culture of these magazines, Shaheen said. By recreating the pulp world of many publishers, writers and

and the result is a list of individuals deemed compatible for your specific needs. Oh, how far science and technology have come. Don’t get yourselves all worked up about this algorithm hocus pocus just yet. Most college-student-oriented sites are so simplistic they resort to the first, more archaic method of matchmaking. With that said, most of them aren’t very reliable. In fact, only a handful of the websites actually restrict their users to college students. University Love Connection ( is one of the few that requires subscribers to actually provide evidence of enrollment. Campus Hook (, however, has no guarantee that members are actually college students.

If you subscribe to my camp in the “never ever, even if Cristiano Ronaldo joined, would I sign up for a college dating site,” you’re in for a surprise. According to a study conducted by Albuquerque Journal, more than 70 percent of college students have used an online dating service. According to a Boston Globe article, Americans ages 18 to 22 are more likely to seek such dating services than ever before. In a time when marriage rates are down, divorce rates are up and more and more students have become opposed to college dating, according to a piece for National Public Radio, this generation’s need for connectivity and social media prowess may be to blame for the aforementioned figures. Having been raised intertwined with technology, this need for

connection and a consequent expertise in practicing it has been embodied in all things social media. In its simplest form, even Facebook could be considered an online dating site, and in fact it has applications that function as just that. So if this Valentine’s Day didn’t shape up to be quite what you expected, just go online, you social media mavericks. There are algorithms and people aplenty just waiting for someone to enter “dabbling with particle accelerators” into their “Interests” field. Jessica Smith is an information management and technology and television, radio and film dual major. Her column appears every Tuesday, and if you happen to find Cristiano Ronaldo on any of these sites, she requests you let her know by e-mailing her at

readers who supported and promoted this genre of publication — the likes of whom include Tennessee Williams, who published his first work in a pulp magazine — our generation will be able to see how this literary art form is reflected in the media today. Though pulp magazines have died out in today’s mainstream media, many aspects of these publications have been reborn in new forms of media, such as comic books, magazines, radio, television and film. “The type of innovations that were put out as fiction were essentially studied and found their way into current news,” Shaheen said. “Many of the things, like rocket jet packs or going to the moon or new vaccines, even television, had their start in pulp magazines. “There’s a really great crossover between what was developed in the popular literature of the day and current media and many aspects of our culture that we now take for granted.”


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Join The Daily Orange as we celebrate our 40th anniversary of independence! Saturday, Feb. 20 • Newhouse III, Rm. 141 • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In 1971, The Daily Orange editors made the move to become independent from Syracuse University. Those editors — and many other D.O. alumni in the field today — are returning to campus to commemorate that anniversary and educate the students of today.

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The Daily Orange then and now

The break from the university in 1971 was not easy. Attempts were made to harness in the editors at The D.O., which led instead to separation. Many of the staff from that spring and fall of 1971 will be back to talk about the break. In 1991, The D.O. made the decision to reject the Student Government Association’s funding, leading to a completely financially independent paper, and Prof. Roy Gutterman, news editor in 1991, will speak. Then, the current management team will present on what life is like today at The D.O. 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Journalism into the digital age

Today, journalism is also a business. We’ll be going over journalism and entrepreneurship, the changing business model for newspapers, and the question in the back of everyone’s mind: “Is print journalism dying?” In addition, we’ll discuss the skills needed to adapt to web journalism and the advantages and disadvantages of citizen journalism 12 - 12:45 p.m.

The importance of independence

When has the paper’s independence been most important in its history? Editors-in-chief from the 70s, 90s and 00s will be back to talk about when the independence was necessary -- and when it was difficult to be independent. The stories the paper could cover, the events staffers could attend and the technology available to editors has all been affected by the paper’s independence. 1 - 2 p.m. Lunch break! 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Roundtable discussions

We’ll be holding a series of small-group, roundtable discussions on a variety of topics: Reporting big stories (led by D.O. alum Tiffany Lankes, Pulitzer-prize nominated reporter at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) Ins and outs of sports beat writing and sports enterprise writing (Led by D.O. alum Josh Barnett, executive sports editor at the Philadelphia Daily News), photo ethics and covering huge conflicts and breaking news visually (led by 2010 SU grads/D.O. alumni Andrew Burton and AJ Chavar), finding compelling feature stories and the importance of editorials. 3 - 3:30 p.m.

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Toning A it down

Dubstep artist James Blake brings back classic sound, softer beats in debut album By Erik Van Rheenen STAFF WRITER

nyone who’s stepped foot near a dance floor in the past year has reason to believe dubstep, an electronic genre known for its signature overwhelming basslines and reverberating drum patterns, has developed into a new wave of mainstream music. As dubstep bumped and grinded its way to a following in the United States (having originated in London), the sweeping electronic arrangements that were the genre’s trademark got loud all of a sudden. The heavy basslines and driving pounds of drum machines boom to eardrum-rupturing decibels as dubstep-influenced singles keep climbing the Top 40 charts. But across the pond, one artist is making a name for himself not with a bang (in the American way) but a whisper, taking dubstep back to its more humble roots. After a halcyon year of releasing critically acclaimed EPs, London’s very own James Blake put out his self-titled debut album, a brilliantly soft and symphonic record. Though it might not be the same sound listeners would expect as the next dance floor anthem, Blake’s minimalist dubstep shows off the genre’s sensitive side with 11 subtly crafted tracks. “Unluck” starts the album on a soft note and, with the first loop of tapping drums, invites listeners to kick up their feet and relax. However, Blake’s John Legend-style vocal delivery is understated by the electronic effects forced onto the instrumentation. The track breezes by, perfectly content without hitting any crescendos in the choruses but staying resolutely ambient instead. Blake’s soulful songwriting shines on “The Wilhelm Scream.” Although Sounds like: Dubstep for people who don’t like dubstep


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Auto-Tuning has been recklessly misused by most artists on the charts, Blake finds a way to segue electronic enhancement to mesh perfectly with his own vulnerable emotions. The cavernous bass notes of the track emphasize Blake’s hopelessly romantic lyrics about falling in love. “I Never Learnt to Share” is an R&B song stripped down to its bare bones, minus sparingly used synthesizers and electronic effects, an effective pairing of synthetic pop stylings and heartstring-tugging gospel vocals. Blake stretches the middle of his album into a two-part suite with “Lindisfarne I” and “Lindisfarne II,” during which he layers his own voice to the point where he is essentially harmonizing with himself over an orchestral strings arrangement. Blake reimagines singer and songwriter Feist’s ditty, “Limit to Your Love,” with a wobbly reverberating bassline, rhythmic kick drums and syncopated piano parts that defy the rules and format set by dubstep. “Give Me My Month” almost completely drops the dubstep vibe in favor of a two-minute Motown piano ballad that meanders into “To Care (Like You),” a lonesome drummachine-heavy track on which Blake duets with himself. Blake doesn‘t hesitate to reuse the ever-present vocoder on “Why Don’t You Call Me?” a confident, pianodriven song with a whooshing bass that falls in and out of the instrumentation as Blake pleases. “I Mind” is the first track to overuse the electronic effects, the ones Blake had made sure were loud and proud throughout the EP. Blake rebounds quickly with “Measurements,” which ends the album on a slow-tempo and wistful note, easing off on the drum fills and heavy basses that were scattered throughout the course of the album. Don’t expect Blake’s personal take on dubstep to be blaring from speakers at next weekend’s fraternity party. Rather, “James Blake” is a record that is an intimate insight into the mind of dubstep’s brightest young songwriter. By stripping down the heavy electronics to their most raw components, Blake has brought dubstep back down to its emotionally wrenching roots, a soulful tour de force that requires patience and an open mind but is well worth the effort.

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Orange looks for continued offensive success in half-field By Zach Brown Staff Writer

In John Desko’s mind, the definition of Syracuse lacrosse for years has been offense. A fast-paced, high-scoring, run-and-gun attack has powered the Orange to 11 national championships and still serves as the staple of the SU program. But based on the team’s first two scrimmages, this year looks to be different, even within the offensive scheme. Even after an 11-9 win last Thursday over No. 4 Maryland, which is expected to have one of the top defenses in the country, that performance was a break from tradition for the No. 1 Orange. Last year, SU thrived on its traditional trademark of burying teams with fastbreak goals, capitalizing on any opponents’ mistakes it could with a quick score on the other end. Struggles ensued in 2010 when Syracuse got bogged down in slow-paced, settled situations. Against the Terrapins on Thursday, none of the Orange scores came in transition. And although the team would like to see a little more success on the break, the half-field success was a welcome change. “We got some plays set up for six-on-six, and some of those were generating some good plays and some goals and some great scoring opportunities,” senior attack Stephen Keogh said.

“It’s good to see that we’re clicking six-on-six.” In last season’s first-round loss to Army in the NCAA tournament, the settled offense’s difficulties ultimately cost Syracuse a chance at a third straight national championship. The Orange took an 8-6 lead with 12:05 left as Keogh scored off a Black Knights turnover next to the Army goal. After that, the SU attack stalled. Army tied up the score five minutes later and completely eliminated the Syracuse transition game for the remainder of the game. Forced into six-on-six play, the Orange couldn’t put shots on target. Players missed each other on simple passes. Any rare good looks ended in saves or blown opportunities. And it finally ended with a Black Knight score in the second overtime. “I think we were just kind of sloppy,” Keogh said earlier this year, looking back at the loss. “I think we took Army a little bit too lightly. They played a great game. But I don’t think we executed right, and we shot the ball poorly.” But against Maryland on Thursday, settled situations created the most success for the Syracuse offense. The Orange held possession for minutes at a time, working the ball around the zone until an opportunity opened up. The biggest contributions came from the first attack unit of Keogh, redshirt junior Tim Desko and sophomore JoJo Marasco. Two of Keogh’s

danielle parhizkaran | asst. photo editor Jojo marasco (22) and Syracuse will start their regular season against Denver on Feb. 20 in the Carrier Dome. The team went 3-1 in exhibition games. three scores came when Marasco found him cutting to the top of the crease. Desko flashed the ability to create for himself in the half-field set with three unassisted goals. Marasco served as the offensive playmaker, finding Keogh for two early tallies and finishing off the day with two scores of his own. “We felt good,” Marasco said. “We’re starting to become more comfortable with each other. We’re just going to keep going with that path and follow it, and hopefully it’s going to work out for us.” In head coach Desko’s mind, it was a good sign for his team to have so much success in sixon-six play, especially against the Terrapins. He also added that the signature transition attack will improve as the season goes on. “It’s good to get that many against a team like Maryland in settled situations,” he said. “I think we’re going to get more. … A team like us, we do like some transition. I think we’re going to keep getting better at that.” And that’s good news for his son Tim. The younger Desko said he hopes the highflying, fast-paced attack returns to the Orange’s arsenal as the regular season begins. But he also said it’s important for SU players to take what teams give them. They struggled to do that against Army last year. But if the scrimmage with Maryland is any sign, this Syracuse team can thrive with a more methodical style than its predecessors. “These teams are starting to slow down on us a little bit,” Tim Desko said. “I love the run

and gun. That’s what we do. Hopefully, we can pick that back up again. But we just have to develop with what we go against.”

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No. 1 Syracuse appeared to solve some of its offensive problems from the Hofstra loss with a solid performance against Maryland on Thursday. Now it’s time for the regular season as the Orange had a whole week to prep for Denver on Sunday. And just around the corner are two huge games for SU. Army returns to the Carrier Dome for the first time since knocking Syracuse out of the NCAA tournament in the first round a year ago. After that awaits No. 2 Virginia, who the Orange has not beaten in the regular season since 2004.

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West Liberty’s Malernee sets NCAA women’s 3-point record By Chris Iseman Asst. Copy Editor

Laura Malernee has knocked down more 3-pointers than she can keep track of. But she does have her favorites. When she thinks about her four-year career, it’s the first 3-pointer she made that has her nostalgic. Even more nostalgic than the 3-pointer that broke a FOR THE record. “My very first one in my freshman year is the one that stands out to me the most,” Malernee said. “It was one of the first times I actually shot a 3. I kind of remember that the most because it was real special, my first 3 of my career.” Malernee’s first 3 began a career that would be defined by an unmatched shooting ability from beyond the arc. It’s an ability she carried into the record books. The Division II West Liberty senior guard broke the all-time NCAA women’s 3-point record on Feb. 2, when she drained 3-pointer No. 398. She also holds the record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer, making at least one in 82 straight. Malernee didn’t think about breaking the records. Her philosophy is thinking too much leads to missing shots. And at this point, it’s impossible to question her mindset. “Whenever I get that ball in my hands and I’m about to shoot it, when I do think about it and think about my follow through and everything like that is when I miss it,” Malernee said. “I always remember to not think about it, just shoot it naturally.” When she broke the record, Malernee said all pressure was lifted. Although Malernee tried to think of it as only another 3 to add to a growing list, she didn’t deny it carried some extra weight. The record breaker was her fifth 3-pointer of the night in a game throughout which she shot well. Setting the record that night wasn’t a matter of if but when. “We weren’t really focused on it,” guard Tori Hansen said. “She’s just like a huge part of our offense anyway, so it just happened.” Even when Malernee hasn’t had her shot, she comes through in the clutch. Against Ohio Valley on Feb. 7, her Hilltoppers were down seven in the second half. West Liberty

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Battle standings In honor of Ronaldo’s retirement from professional soccer this week, we name our battlers after their favorite overweight athletes: C. Fielder (Tredinnick) M. Vaughn (Bailey) C. Barkley (Cohen) D. Wells (Cooper) B. Bean (McInerney) J. Daly (Brown) R. Dayne (Olivero) B. Scalabrine (Ronayne) K. Jenkins (LoGiurato) G. Foreman (Propper) J. Russell (Irvin) R. Traylor (Marcus) T. Refrigerator (John) C. Sabathia (Iseman) T. Gwynn (Wilson)

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had struggled all night, Malernee included. But WLU stayed within striking distance and took the lead late in the game behind a 3 by Kayla Ayers that put them up 56-55. Head coach Lynn Ullom ran a set play for

“Whenever I get that ball in my hands and I’m about to shoot it, when I do think about it and think about my follow through and everything like that is when I miss it. I always remember to not think about it, just shoot it naturally.” Laura Malernee

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her star to get the ball behind the 3-point line. And despite her struggles throughout the game, West Liberty ended up winning 73-70. “It’s not only the amount of 3s she’s hit but when she hits them,” Ullom said. “To have someone like Laura, who’s got such a quick release and has been in big game after big game and has hit big 3s in the clutch.” Ullom’s offense revolves around having players who can shoot the 3. So it was an obvious match when the head coach brought Malernee to West Liberty. When she was being recruited, Malernee took a trip to West Liberty to watch the Hilltoppers play. She saw plays designed to get the ball to the team’s best 3-point shooter. It was at that point she was sold. If she could have put herself into the game at that moment, she would have. “I remember coming to watch them play, and they had all these designed plays for the 3,” Malernee said. “I absolutely loved it and knew that this is where I wanted to come.” Malernee’s decision ended up being the right one for both her and West Liberty. Malernee hits 3-pointers even with opposing defenses guarding her as closely as they can. She always gets her opponent’s best defender. But their best is rarely enough. Ullom said Malernee was being guarded from about 26 feet from the basket in an earlyseason game. The defense didn’t want to let her get any closer. But as the shot clock approached zero, Malernee took the deep 3-pointer and drained it. “Those are the ones you kind of laugh at on the bench and say, ‘What are they going to do?’” Ullom said. “Because that’s not normal.” The first 3-pointer might have been the most memorable for Malernee, even more than the one that etched her name into women’s college basketball lore. But when her career at West Liberty is over, she’ll have the record breaker to reminisce about, too. “That’ll be with me my whole life,” Malernee said. “It’s a really awesome feeling to have it.”

Games to watch No. 17 Syracuse vs. Rutgers

courtesy of west liberty sports information laura malernee of West Liberty set the NCAA women’s 3-point record on Feb.2 with her 398th 3-pointer of her career. She got the record on her fifth 3 of the night. The Orange has had its share of bad losses — there’s no doubt about that. But Rutgers has one good win in the Big East, an upset over Villanova. There’s no real reason to think the Scarlet Knights can upset the Orange at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. It’s still Rutgers. Prediction: Syracuse 66, Rutgers 58

No. 4 Pittsburgh vs. St. John’s This is an intriguing game because St. John’s has had its share of upsets this season. Duke, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Connecticut are all teams that fell to Steve Lavin’s Red Storm. Every day, they seem closer to the NCAA Tournament. A win over Pitt would pretty much guarantee it, but the Panthers are too good for SJU. Prediction: Pittsburgh 72, St. John’s 65

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Purdue Ohio State finally lost. It’s no longer the top-ranked team. But that could be exactly what the Buckeyes needed: a humbling loss to remove any lingering sense of complacency.

Now the Buckeyes know they can lose, and they’ll probably do everything possible to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Prediction: Ohio State 82, Purdue 77

Alabama vs. Arkansas Alabama is first in the SEC West with an 8-2 conference record. The Tide is the second best team in the SEC behind Florida, and it has won seven of its last nine. Arkansas won’t pose as a threat. Prediction: Alabama 80, Arkansas 68

Michigan State vs. Illinois This obviously isn’t the dominant Michigan State of the past couple of years. The Spartans lost by nine to the Fighting Illini back on Jan. 18. Illinois is struggling in its last nine games, but it beat Minnesota and lost to Ohio State by only five points. If Illinois plays like that against Michigan State, it should win. Prediction: Illinois 60, Michigan State 56 cjiseman@


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we go again” into the Carrier Dome crowd. Mitchell led the Mountaineers — who were only shooting 32 percent from deep on the year — to a 7-of-13 mark from behind the line in the first half, as well as a four-point lead. In the second half, though, the tide turned. Mitchell stayed hot, finishing with 23 points, but the rest of the Mountaineers failed to make a single 3. And then Joseph’s nine second-half points helped SU reclaim the lead from WVU. He hauled in five rebounds, attacked to earn trips to the line and shot 50 percent from the field. But he lapsed twice in defending Mitchell. Boeheim said he and his players realized that once the Mountaineers trailed, they would only look for Mitchell to bring them back with deep bombs. And after Joseph slipped up twice in the middle of the second half, Boeheim reamed into him. “They were waiting the whole shot clock so (Mitchell) could find a place,” Boeheim said. “Sometimes he moves around, Kris forgot and missed him in the corner.” So Boeheim chastised Joseph. First with diatribe: “Kris, don’t you see him coming?” Then with a march to half court to meet with Joseph during a timeout. Joseph stared at his coach with little emotion both times. He knew he faltered after playing so well with Triche. But from there, he clamped down. “The key was for Brandon and Kris on the defensive ends,” SU point guard Scoop Jardine said. With his active defense late in the game, Triche made the plays Boeheim said Syracuse hadn’t been making. And after his shutting down of Mitchell, Joseph also made a play SU hadn’t been making. It was the play to seal the game. Was the emphatic dunk and punching of the ball to give SU a 61-52 lead with 3:35 left an exclamation point? A relief of frustration? Or maybe it was a launching point. Said Joseph: “(It was) adrenaline. It was a big play at that time.”

aaron katchen | staff photographer SCOOP JARDINE dribbles the ball up the court in Syracuse’s 63-52 win over West Virginia on Monday. Jardine had five steals in the game and SU had 13 steals as a team. SU used its transition attack to post 19 fast-break points, compared to West Virginia’s zero.


looks on the other end before West Virginia could set up its defense. “We knew we could get into transition because they like to pound the offensive glass,” C.J. Fair said. “So coming in, we knew we could get out and beat them up the court.” When Triche re-entered the game with 7:55 remaining and SU clinging to a four-point advantage, he immediately ignited the break. The Orange had gone nearly six minutes without a transition bucket as Triche sat on the bench for most of that time with four fouls. When he came in, he grabbed a loose ball that had been tipped by Jackson and took it coast to coast for a

layup that brought the crowd to its feet. That got the offense rolling once again, and the Orange never looked back. “It all started on the defensive end,” Joseph said. “Tonight we were really aggressive. … We got fastbreak points and transition points, which we haven’t done in awhile, and that was big for us tonight.” After it was all over, Jardine went back to his comments about the transition offense following the loss to the Hoyas. His words rang true. He saw this as the key to SU’s success all along. The test will be continuing to use that key past Monday. “Teams are making us play (defense) for 30, 35 seconds,” Jardine said. “We’ve just got to stay active and get those long rebounds so that we can run.”

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The percent of Syracuse’s total points scored by Kris Joseph and Brandon Triche. The duo poured in 36 of the team’s 63 points and had more than half of the team’s total field goals. Rick Jackson was the only other SU player to score in double figures with 10.


This was Triche’s second straight game of 20 or more points, and they’ve all been crucial for the Orange. With Rick Jackson and Kris Joseph struggling, it’s been Triche who has carried the load. His 20 points on an efficient 7-of-12 shooting made the difference in last night’s SU victory.


FAT LADY SINGS 6:37, second half

A layup by Brandon Triche gave Syracuse an eight-point lead and forced West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins to take a full timeout. From this point on, the Mountaineers never got closer than seven points. Syracuse pulled away for the 11-point win.

Kevin Jones

Jones came into the game as West Virginia’s main post threat. The 6-foot-8, 260pound forward struggled, though, against the SU zone. He shot just 2-of-8 from the field and didn’t get to the free-throw line. Four points and five rebounds didn’t get it done.

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Boeheim lashes out at critics following Syracuse’s victory By Andrew L. John and Tony Olivero The Daily Orange

Immediately after Jim Boeheim emerged from the locker room Monday, he began to address his critics. Those who went into panic mode during an eight-game stretch when Syracuse won just twice were met with a rebuttal from the Hall of Fame coach. “We’ve got four games left and have won 21 games, but the season is over in some people’s minds,” Boeheim said. “It never ceases to amaze me. “People think the season’s over. The season is over when we’ve played 18 games in the league.” Clearly bothered by what has been written and said about the coach and his squad during a rough patch through the Big East gantlet, Boeheim took issue with what he read about Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, a former Boeheim assistant, having won six consecutive games in head-to-head matchups. Syracuse lost to Louisville 73-69 on the road Saturday. During the middle of his press conference, he reminded everybody that he had beaten Pitino’s squad six times in a row earlier in Pitino’s career. “So now we’re all of a sudden going to put in the paper that I lost six straight to Rick Pitino?” Boeheim said. “Why don’t we put that I’ve beat him six straight? Go ahead, why don’t you keep doing that? I really appreciate that. Want to talk about personal? Yeah, it’s personal. When people write and say things about me, it’s personal to me. It always will be. It always will be. “It doesn’t mean I have to like it. It doesn’t

mean I’m just going to stand up here and let it go. When I let things go like that, it will be time for me to leave.” Boeheim went on to discuss his team’s recent stretch, reminding reporters that four of SU’s loses have come against upper-echelon teams. And Boeheim took some time to address what he considered to be personal attacks. “People write and say, ‘He’s lost it, he’s too old,’” Boeheim said. “I’ve heard that. It’s been written, been said. Jeez, I’m 10 months older than when I won Coach of the Year in the country. I must have really got hit with something the last 10 months.” And although the Orange currently sits eighth in the conference, Boeheim said his squad is probably ahead of schedule in terms of its progression heading into the final stretch of the season. “To keep things in perspective, we’re probably a little ahead of where we might have been or people thought we’d be at this stage of the season,” Boeheim said. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do, it’s going to be very difficult.”

SU guards rebound better Eight to 10 rebounds from three guys might not mean all that much to most. But to Jim Boeheim, it means everything. It could mean the difference between a win and a loss. And in some cases this season, he swears it has. He felt it did after the trio grabbed just two rebounds in the Georgetown loss. Same for the first loss of the season to Pittsburgh. But with their eight rebounds Monday, Brandon Triche, Dion Waiters and Scoop Jardine bucked that trend.

aaron katchen | staff photographer jim boeheim speaks with ESPN’s Jay Bilas after SU’s win over WVU. After the game, Boeheim defended himself against what he felt were unfair recent media criticisms. I think it was the last game or the game before where our guards got two rebounds,” Boeheim said. “Tonight we got eight. Eight to 10, at least, we really need 10 from the guards to help us.” In the Georgetown and Pittsburgh games, like most of Syracuse’s losses this year, Boeheim’s guards failed to contribute almost anything in the rebounding department. Against Pitt on Jan. 17, Jardine, Triche and Waiters combined for six rebounds — all by Waiters. Then came the dismal performance against Georgetown. The game Boeheim referred to after Syracuse’s 63-52 win over West Virginia on Monday. Against the Hoyas last Wednesday, Jardine was the only one of the three to register a rebound. He tallied the two, as Waiters and Triche failed to snag a single board. But the will to crash the boards changed Monday against West Virginia. Against a Mountain-

eer team led by rebound-magnet Kevin Jones and big men Deniz Kilicli and John Flowers. Overall, the Orange outrebounded WVU 35-28. After the game, SU forward Kris Joseph put his name in with the three guards as well. The 6-foot-7 junior said he should be hauling in more boards each game — he is averaging 4.8 on the season. He grabbed five Monday after following the three guards’ lead. A contrived plan to attack the boards with more ferocity. “I’m 6-foot-7, I should definitely be one of the top rebounders on the team,” Joseph said. “It is just a matter of will. You have to want to do certain things on the defensive end, and even on the offensive end, and we definitely made a conscious effort tonight of making sure we did those things.”

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Boah breaks indoor weight-throwing record in senior season By David Wilson Contributing Writer

Kwaku Boah did not start his athletic career tossing a shot put or throwing a hammer. But now he has made a habit of it. A Syracuse senior, Boah did not begin competing in the field until his senior year of high school. Before that, he was a county champion in football and an all-county wrestler for Baldwin (N.Y.) Senior High School. But throwing didn’t come with much difficulty for Boah. He broke a 23-year-old shot put record at Baldwin during his lone year on the team. Four years later, Boah is still breaking records. Now he’s doing it for the Orange, and doing it with the all-business attitude the team has come to expect of him. Boah topped the SU indoor weight throw record set by three-time Olympian Anthony Washington during the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 5. Despite the accomplishment, Boah isn’t hung up on the record. “I made a big deal about it for a little bit, but I really want to make nationals,” Boah said. “If I can’t make nationals, I almost feel like it’s a wasted year. Like I came in with a goal and missed it.” It is hard to imagine that after four years of throwing, Boah is on the verge of a national championship appearance. But the senior is no

stranger to athletic success. He’s been expecting this since before the season began. After a season as a linebacker on Syracuse’s football team and an injury-plagued junior year, Boah is finally putting everything together for a breakout senior campaign. “In our sport, unless you’re an incredible, exceptional athlete, you have to do this full time, just like you have to do football full time,” SU head coach Chris Fox said. “It’s hard to do both.” But Boah’s football career had its benefits. His ability to excel in multiple sports at the Division I level displays his exceptional talent. Now that he is a one-sport athlete, he’s setting records, and his previous athletic endeavors have helped make that possible. “The more sports you play when you are growing up, the more athletic you become, and you need to be athletic in throwing,” said Boah’s personal coach, Dan Pribula. “He was a multisport athlete in high school, and it enabled him to become a better athlete.  He was a defensive lineman in football, in which you need to be explosive of the line. That correlates to the throwing events. You need to be explosive from the front of the ring.” Before he can focus on nationals, Boah first must look ahead to the Big East Indoor Championship on Feb. 19-20. After a couple of excellent performances over the past month, he had the last

week off before this weekend’s Big East championship. “My body’s fresh,” Boah said. “When the Big East comes, it’s time to buckle down with the team and try to win the Big East.” For Boah though, “team” is an interesting concept. While he is part of SU’s track and field team, he is the lone male thrower who has competed in meets this season. Without the usual concept of “team,” the motivation is different. “It is tough for Kwaku, he is training by himself almost all of the time.” Pribula said. “So his self-motivation always needs to be high. If Kwaku is feeling sluggish, he doesn’t have a teammate to help get him motivated, he needs to find it within himself, and that can be very difficult for anyone.” But Boah hasn’t had any trouble motivating himself thus far this season. Boah was aware of the record since his first day with the program, and benchmarks like these motivate him. And that’s not even counting the motivation brought by top competition like the one he faced in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational two weekends ago and will face in the Big East championship and nationals. “I rose to the occasion a little bit,” Boah said. “But there’s still room for improvement.”

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Neither of SU’s meets this past weekend awarded a team score. In Boston, the women ran well, especially junior Lauren Penney, who shattered the Syracuse record in the mile with a time of 4:41.34. Next weekend marks the biggest meet so far of this indoor track season: the Big East Indoor Championship in Akron, Ohio. Kwaku Boah is among the Syracuse athletes set to compete in the championship. The meet will kick off a crucial stretch for athletes trying to qualify at the last minute for the NCAA Indoor Championship in College Station, Texas, on March 12.

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jamie de pould | staff photographer Gary gait and Syracuse will face a road-heavy schedule this season. The team has two home games in February and will not return until April 8.


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Gary Gait made one thing clear from the start of his press conference at Syracuse women’s lacrosse media day Feb. 3. After two final four appearances in the last three seasons, he knows his team is getting close to being the best. This year, Gait wants to be the best. And to do that, he has put together an arduous regular-season schedule that will test the playoff moxie of a team already knocking on the national championship door. “We’ve been close,” Gait said. “One-goal losses last year to Virginia and then to Northwestern, the No. 1 team in the country, means we’re getting close. But now that we’ve added a couple more teams, that gives us more chances to get over that hump and really go to the next level.” Gait opened his media day press conference by saying if Syracuse is going to become the best, it is going to have to play the best. And that starts with Maryland, the defending national champions. SU will go up against a team that captured seven straight titles from 1995-2001 and another in 2010. In fact, there have only been three national title games since 1989 that haven’t featured at least one ACC team. Gait was pleased to finally get an ACC team on the schedule when Maryland head coach Cathy Reese agreed to the match. “I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to add another ACC team,” Gait said. “And I keep asking every year, and I’ve been turned down several times. Cathy Reese down at Maryland finally came back and said, ‘We’d love to play you. That’d be great.’” The March 12 contest in Maryland will mark a rematch of Syracuse’s 14-5 semifinal exit last year. “First and foremost, we want to get back to that final four,” senior goaltender Liz Hogan said. “Hopefully win it this time and get to the national championship game. I think that’s our ultimate goal.”

To do that, SU will still have to navigate a road-heavy first half of the season. Syracuse will host Colgate this Thursday in its season opener. Then it will travel to Stanford for a game Sunday, return home for Virginia a week later and then begin a six-game, 23-day stretch of away games beginning with Maryland and ending with Dartmouth. When it’s all said and done, SU won’t play a third home game until April 8. “That’s pretty much one continuous road trip,” Gait said. “And I think by the end of that, we’ll have a real idea of what the 2011 team’s all about.” For Syracuse, a team now ranked No. 5 in the country, winning away from home comes with the territory. “We haven’t really been on the road this much before, but no excuses, right?” senior attack Tee Ladouceur said. “The national championship game isn’t going to be in the (Carrier) Dome, so you better learn to win on the road.” The entire team has tunnel vision. The goal is clear: Get to the national championship. In Ladouceur and goalie Hogan, SU has two seniors pacing a Syracuse team eager to be a part of the final two, not just the final four. Both Ladouceur, who set career highs in points, goals and assists last season, and Hogan, who was recently named Big East preseason Defensive Player of the Year, will figure prominently in the team’s championship aspirations. But until then, the test will start with perhaps the toughest regular-season schedule in recent memory. But it’s a schedule that, if steered properly, should bring Syracuse much closer to the seemingly attainable promised land. “It’s going to depend on how they come together as a group and how they react to pressure,” Gait said. “In the end, hopefully, it’ll all move in the direction we’re hoping, and we’ll be looking at the end of the season fighting for a championship.”

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Joseph, Triche help Orange snap 2-game losing streak, beat WVU By Tony Olivero


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econds after storming off from his vehement 13-minute press conference, Jim Boeheim set up a foundation in the corner of the Syracuse locker room. After SU’s muchneeded 63-52 win over West Virginia, Boeheim bolted to where his two most impassioned performers from the victory were located. Flanking Boeheim were Brandon Triche and Kris Joseph. The Orange wings were fresh off physically and mentally willing their team to victory, combining for 36 points. But after the near-perfect performance from Triche and an energetic game from Joseph, Boeheim sequestered Joseph for more feedback. To chip away at parts of his game still absent from Monday’s effort. Without those parts from Joseph, his energy and Triche’s strong play willed Syracuse to the win. With them, the Orange will eventually be right where Boeheim wants the team to be. “The last game Brandon found it, and tonight it continued along that way,” Boeheim said. “Kris is a key offensive guy for us. I don’t think he is playing to his potential yet. I think he is still — I don’t know what it is. I am not sure what it is. He is close. But he

needs to play better for us.” Better would trump their effort Monday, which prevented the Orange from losing four consecutive home games for the first time since 1962. They combined to shoot 54.5 percent from the field, their best percentage in 11 games. From the tip, Triche attacked a gritty West Virginia team. Six seconds after WVU’s Kevin Jones missed the first shot of the game, Triche flew down the court. He said he saw a Mountaineer defender back off and immediately entered his comfort zone: behind the 3-point line. Triche nailed the first three points of the game. Twenty-one seconds in, he fulfilled the role Boeheim wants from him. The role he didn’t fill when struggling to score in first halves all season: scorer. “Being comfortable out there, that got me in a rhythm,” Triche said. “My coaches have been telling me to start early, give us a lift.” A lift is exactly what Triche brought, as 17 more points on 7-of-12 overall shooting followed. The mentality carried over to defense as well. WVU’s Casey Mitchell proved to be another scorching first-half shooter against the Orange. Mitchell came off the bench to inject a feeling of “here see west virginia page 16

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Brandon Triche and Kris Joseph combined to score 57 percent of SU’s 63 points in Monday’s win against West Virginia. Here are the stat lines for the two SU wings: Name

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Syracuse dominates in transition attack, outscores Mountaineers 19-0 on fast break By Andrew L. John Staff Writer

When Syracuse makes defensive stops and gets out in the open court, Scoop Jardine says the team is as good as anybody. And as West Virginia inched its way back from a nine-point deficit, Jardine knew that was exactly what needed to happen to secure a victory. “Transition was key, and it starts with our defense,” Jardine said. “It showed today. When I said that, I really believed it because when we’re in tran-

sition, we’re passing the ball and looking great. But we’ve got to stop people.” Following a loss to Georgetown last Wednesday, Jardine could see the stagnant half-court offense. He said the Syracuse offense is a transition offense at its best. Five days later, the transition offense is exactly what brought the Orange out of a two-game losing streak Monday. Syracuse outscored the Mountaineers 19-0 in fastbreak points, pushing the ball until the final whistle of a 63-52 victory over the Mountaineers. What

started as simply pushing the ball in transition to stay afloat in the first half turned into a means by which Syracuse put the finishing touches on WVU in the closing minutes. The Orange forced five turnovers during a four-minute stretch from 7:30 to 3:11 in the second half, leading to three easy baskets in transition. When it wasn’t forcing turnovers, pressing the Mountaineers into 7-for-25 (28 percent) shooting in the second half led to long rebounds that jumpstarted the break.

“That’s the type of team we are,” SU forward Rick Jackson said. “We try to get it off the backboard and really just pushing it up. I think when we’re in transition, we’re really a dangerous team.” From its very first offensive possession, the Orange was looking to run. Pushing the ball up the floor following a rebound, Brandon Triche drilled the game’s first points with a pull-up 3. From then on, nearly every rebound or forced turnover was turned into a mini-track meet. Every opportunity to

fling the ball up court and get quick, easy looks was utilized. Syracuse dominated points in the paint, outscoring WVU in that statistic 34-4. It was a direct result of what the WVU defense was giving SU on the fast break. And the Orange was taking it by getting right to the rim with ease. Again and again, defensive stops and rebounds led to a lot of WVU backpedaling. Seemingly every time, the Orange was able to generate its offense by repeating the routine, creating open see transition page 16

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