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‘threat injustice anywhere is a to justice everywhere.

—Martin Luther King Jr.

50 years later, Syracuse residents reflect on SU’s role in civil rights movement

Campus activism draws inspiration from past, moves forward with common goals By Chelsea DeBaise FEATURE EDITOR

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n the early morning of Sept. 18, 1963, eight Syracuse University students stood side-byside outside of the Syracuse City Courthouse. Waiting for their arraignment, they began to softly sing, “We Shall Overcome.” As they moved inside the courtroom, their melody grew louder. Despite their lawyers’ requests, the students would not be silent. They wanted their voices to be heard. It was amid the civil rights movement, and the eight students had been arrested during a protest against Urban Renewal – a federally funded program that discriminated against black residents. Fifty years later, the movement in Syracuse is still recognized as distinct because of the

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photos courtesy of onondaga historical society, su archives (FROM LEFT) Children in Syracuse’s 15th ward picket with CORE in the fall of 1963. Students and local residents gather on the steps of Hendricks Chapel in the early 1960s to protest inequality in the city.

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hen Hendricks Chapel hosted the gun violence panel Tuesday night, Dean Tiffany Steinwert noticed it dealt with many of the same issues civil rights leaders were fighting 50 years before, under leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. “It’s absolutely right that the civil rights movement of yesterday and today comes through Hendricks Chapel,” Steinwert said. “It is, at our core, who we are.” Hendricks was created as an interfaith center in 1930. The term “interfaith” meant a union between Judaism, Christianity and Protestantism, Steinwert said, which was still enormously progressive at the time. Its mission as a place for safe interfaith practice became historically synonymous as a place designated with upholding social justice. The concept for Hendricks’

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School of Education dean to retire on Jan. 31, 2014, after 8 years in current position By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education, announced Wednesday he will retire from his position on Jan. 31, 2014. Biklen, who has served as dean since 2006, said he chose to step down simply because he is

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approaching retirement age. “I actually thought I would retire a little earlier, but then I became dean so I ended up staying a little longer,” he said.

During his time as dean, Biklen said one of his biggest accomplishments has been making the School of Education faculty more diverse. The faculty is now 28 percent African-American and more representative of the country’s demographics, he said. Eric Spina, vice chancellor and

provost, agreed and said the faculty Biklen hired has put the school in a “tremendous position.” “The best legacy of any dean is the faculty they leave behind,” he said. “And the faculty he has assembled is extraordinary.” The School of Education has also become better connected and

more central to SU in the past seven years, as Biklen has done an incredible job advocating for the school, Spina said. Biklen has also taken steps to emphasize inclusive and urban education during his tenure. The School of Education has worked with Say

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Group aims to end SU’s contract with Adidas By Alfred Ng STAFF WRITER

Though the United Students Against Sweatshops organization is just starting to look at returning to campus, it already has plans to make change: the group is trying to get Syracuse University to cut its contract with Adidas. Jose Godinez and Claudia Chen, undecided freshmen in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, respectively, are spearheading the movement to restart the USAS branch at SU. The two attended a speech by Haitian and Honduran sweatshop workers in Hendricks Chapel on Feb. 5, they said. The speakers talked about their poor working conditions in sweatshops and brought up the group’s “Badidas” campaign. Badidas is a movement that encourages universities to drop Adidas as a sponsor because of the company’s refusal to pay $1.8 million to 2,800 sweatshop workers in Indonesia, according to Badidas’s website. “I went to see the two workers talk, and I was really motivated by

it to start the USAS chapter here,” Godinez said. “We’re trying to establish the group on campus now and supporting the Badidas campaign by getting Syracuse to cut their contract with Adidas as sponsors.”

“Student organizations with national connections that work together have incredible potential to change relationships universities have with big brands.” Theodora Walsh

PRESIDENT AT THE CORNELL USAS CHAPTER

The neighboring USAS chapter at Cornell University is facilitating the start of the Syracuse

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Director of auxiliary services to leave university after 42 years By Kelvin Read CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Peter Webber came to Syracuse University and never left. His work didn’t make many headlines, but that’s how he liked it. After 42 years of service to SU, Webber, director of auxiliary services, is retiring June 30. Webber first began his professional career at SU as a business manager for the Office of Residence Life while finishing his master’s in business administration at the university, according to a Feb. 13 SU News release. Since then, he has risen through the ranks to his current position, where he oversees numerous departments. When asked for an interview, Webber declined. But he did supply a statement for the release announcing his retirement. In the statement, Webber thanked Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louis Marcoccia for giving him various opportunities during his time at SU. “I have been very fortunate to have worked my entire career at Syracuse

University, established wonderful relationships throughout the University and the community, and with my wife, Daria, raised our children Tyson, Christopher and Elisabeth here,” Webber said in the statement. Webber told The Daily Orange the university is about the students, and preferred not to be quoted in a story about his four-plus decades of service to SU. Though he is retiring from work at the university, Webber will still be involved in the community, working on several boards and consulting projects. Webber also has a daughter who is freshman in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Despite his feelings that a university is about the students, Webber left his own mark during his time at SU. He played an instrumental role in the building of new facilities throughout campus, including the Ernie Davis Residence and Dining Hall, Goldstein Student Center, Kimmel Food Court, the West Campus Market and Starbucks, a new studio location for WAER,

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keegan barber | staff photographer BILL NESTER, manager and co-owner of Manny’s, prepares for the final Syracuse-Georgetown men’s basketball game at his store. Businesses have mixed opinions on what the game will mean for sales.

Businesses prepare for final rivalry game By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR

At Manny’s, manager and co-owner Bill Nester says there’s one type of game shirt that’s out-selling the others: any of the ones for the final Big East matchup in the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Georgetown. “Georgetown is huge — this is one to remember,” he said, estimating shirts for the Georgetown game have outsold the “Pluck the Cardinals” design for the Louisville game 20-to-1. “We want to go out in style. They beat us the last game at Manley Field House — all the old-timers — they all have feelings about that,” he said. “There’s some real deep feelings about winning this last game.” On Tuesday, SU Athletics announced through Twitter that the Saturday Syracuse-Georgetown

game will break the all-time on-campus record for attendance at a NCAA men’s basketball game with 35,012 tickets sold.

T-SHIRT TIME This year, Manny’s is selling at least three T-shirt styles to commemorate the SyracuseGeorgetown game on Feb. 23. One features the slogan “Duel in the Dome” and sells for $16.98 online. Another bears the phrase, “Shut down Georgetown,” and sells for the same price online. The final T-shirt sold online commemorates the record ticket sales for the game, featuring the message, “Sold out. Record crowd. 35,012.” This shirt costs $14.98.

The 35,012 tickets break the previous record SU set on Feb. 27, 2010, against Villanova, which sold 34,616 tickets. Still, it appears several local business owners and managers have mixed opinions about what the two teams’ final Big East matchup will mean for sales. Nester said home games could mean the difference between “several dozen and several hundred” people who go to the store at 151 Marshall St., though it’s company policy not to give out exact numbers. Acropolis Pizza House employee Steve Papazides said he expects the game to be great for sales. “This one here is going to be like two home games,” he said, citing the rivalry between the two programs is usually a good match.

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Oscar wins fail to enhance female actresses’ careers in contrast to male counterparts

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his Sunday night, you’re going to see a lot of fake smiles and probably even more polite claps. Hopefully, the cameras will catch a few honest eye rolls and sighs as a very long Oscar season finally comes to an end. The few will waltz onto the stage of the Dolby – formerly the Kodak – Theater to collect their shiny new Oscars, while the losers stay seated down below. Later, those who lost will tell E! News’ Giuliana Rancic how glad they were just to be nominated. But maybe winning isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially for the ladies. There’s the obvious awkwardness. Winners have to remember to thank the right people and avoid a wardrobe malfunction in front of about 40 million Americans. Beyond the ego-inflating effects of the win, it doesn’t seem like getting an Oscar does much else. Last year, “The Help” actress Octavia

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the one that got away Spencer took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Spencer told New York Magazine’s Vulture.com her win wasn’t much of a “needlemover” in her career. The actress snagged two of her three major upcoming movies before “The Help” award nominations even started coming in. Fellow Supporting Actress winners Mo’Nique and Penelope Cruz’s careers haven’t seen a huge change, either. Following “Precious,” Mo’nique moved to the small screen by

hosting “The Mo’Nique Show” on BET. After two seasons, it was cancelled. Cruz’s movie highlights following her win include “Pirates of the Caribbean 4,” general failure “Nine” and “Sex and the City 2.” But these same problems can’t be seen for the guys. Almost every Best Actor — and even Best Supporting Actor — since 2000 has continued to have a healthy career. Even the losers are doing well, and tend to pop up again for more nominations. Also unfortunate for Best Actress winners is having to worry about the infamous “Oscar Curse.” According to the jinx rumor, any woman who wins the Best Actress trophy should keep an eye on her husband or boyfriend. Soon enough, he’ll cheat on her. In the last 11 years, seven of the Best Actress winners have broken up with longtime boyfriends or husbands. Almost every female winner, from Halle Berry to Sandra Bullock, has been affected.

Apparently, these men don’t know how to appreciate a successful woman. How sad. Somehow, the Oscars uphold America’s workplace divide between genders. Just as women make less money than their male counterparts in the office, women can win the same award as men and not gain the same benefits. Luckily for Jennifer Lawrence, this year’s Best Actress frontrunner, if and when she walks onto the Dolby Theater stage, will have a definite future blockbuster in the bag and no boyfriend to worry about. Lawrence’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is slated for a November release, and she broke up with her boyfriend, actor Nick Hoult, in early January. That sounds like a broken curse to me. Ariana Romero is a junior magazine journalism and political science major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at akromero@syr.edu or followed on Twitter at @ArianaRomero17.

iSchool graduate students, SU Library faculty relationship commendable When I joined SU in 2001, Bird Library was quite different than it is today. Some of us will remember the walls on the first floor and the security gates, whose existence demonstrated a model of service that was no longer in vogue. I am heartened to see the physical changes that have occurred at Bird and Carnegie libraries, as well as the new services that have been implemented. I am pleased that members of this university, including Provost Eric Spina, see the library as playing a critical role on this cam-

LETTER TO THE EDITOR pus, both for those students in Syracuse and our distance students located around the world.  As director of the Library and Information Science Program in the iSchool, I am pleased with the connections our graduate students and faculty have made with the library; connections that are getting stronger each day. Our stu-

dents work in the SU Library (as well as other libraries on the Hill) and complete internships there. In fact, we are now working to develop a more coordinated internship program with the SU Library, which I hope will become a signature for both the library and the iSchool.   Librarians from the SU Library guest lecture in our classes, and some are developing their own classes that will become electives in our graduate program. Our students appreciate them bringing their experiences and knowledge into the classroom. And like other programs on campus, the librarian subject specialist associated with the iSchool holds office hours in Hinds Hall. Assisting students and faculty with their information needs on site is a service we greatly appreciate.

I want to thank Dean Suzanne Thorin for allowing and encouraging the bridges that are being built between the SU Library and the iSchool. I hope she will view those as part of her lasting legacy. Part of her legacy is also the improvements that are underway or under discussion, and I very much look forward to seeing them completed. The external review team raised issues that will need to be addressed to ensure a bright future for the library. Like others, I await opportunities to work with the library team on solving those issues and creating the world-class library SU deserves. Respectfully,

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SA provides Spring Break buses On behalf of the Student Association, I want to inform the student body about a fantastic program we conduct every semester. For Spring Break, the association will be funding for coach buses to five locations: Boston, New York City, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Round-trip tickets are just $99 and can be purchased at the box office in the Schine Student Center. This semester, all buses will depart from in

LETTER TO THE EDITOR front of Schine at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and will depart for the return trip from their designated locations at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. Drop-off and pick-up locations are as follows: Boston: South Station, 700 Atlantic Ave. New York City: Bryant Park, 42nd Avenue, between 5th and 6th New Jersey: Rockaway Mall, 301 Mount Hope Ave., upper level of Macy’s parking lot Philadelphia: Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., between North 21st and 13th Street Washington, D.C.: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE I want to encourage all students to take advantage of this resource brought to you by your student fee. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have at irosales@syr.edu.

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Students must call on SU to lead anti-sweatshop movement EDITORIAL

The recently reinstated United Students Against Sweatshops organization at Syracuse University is on a mission to have the Adidas brand’s sponsorship dropped as a consequence for the brand’s refusal to grant sweatshop workers livable wages. Though this is an admirable goal the SU community should be aware of, students must call on the university to be a leader in a nationwide anti-sweatshop campaign. At a speech on campus on Feb. 5, a sweatshop worker held a $12.99 SU T-shirt in one hand and the four cents he received for producing it in the other. The speech referenced Adidas specifically, and brought attention to the “Badidas” campaign already in effect at other universities. The speech also ignited several students’ desire to make a call to action addressing the issue. The USAS campaign should stay focused on gaining support from the university to both educate the Syracuse community on the issue and commit to programs like the Designated Supplier Program, which requires pre-contract verification that

by the daily orange editorial board workers will make a livable wage. Bringing a halt to the purchase of SU apparel made by Adidas alone is not enough to combat this global issue. Taking an action like this may actually lead to more adverse, negative effects for sweatshop workers, as factory and company owners may be prone to lay off workers before raising their wages. This is an issue generated by many brands, not just Adidas. Students should call on SU to network with other universities in combatting insufficient sweatshop wages on a national level. Though SU is many miles removed from sweatshops, much of the apparel worn on this campus is a reminder of the injustices happening there. The USAS campaign is in a premature stage. A comprehensive plan must be made for the university to promote student ideals on a global scale.

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Ethical use of personal information necessary as reliance on Big Data grows

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ig Data” is the latest buzzword in technology used to describe the massive amount of information currently available as the world sinks deeper into digital. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated across the world, 90 percent of which has been generated in the last two years. This will lead to massive changes in the way our businesses and governments will be run, as many people voluntarily give away their data online, but have no say in how this information is then traded or exploited by third parties. The future of Big Data is a world that is personalized, but not private, which makes us all vulnerable to manipulation. When asked how this will affect privacy, panelists at the Big Data Day event, held on Feb. 11 in the Joyce

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Hergenham Auditorium, advised us all to “get used to it,” as the age of privacy is already dead. Associate professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Paul Morarecu, mentioned that the Obama campaign could guess the identities of all 70 million voters who voted for the president in 2008, based on data collected during the campaign. This data was used to effectively tailor messages to show persuadable voters the information they would be most interested in. The manipulation of data, and therefore people, played a large role in our president’s election, and goes to show how powerful Big Data can be in the future of our policy decisions. While most people justifiably fear government control of our data, we have to ask ourselves whether it even matters when so much of our per-

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virtually real sonal information is freely accessible online or held by private companies. Apple and Facebook are just two of the 40 major organizations in the past few months that have been hacked, and according to Ars Technica, the FBI drilled Facebook employees last Halloween with a zero-day exploit to test their defenses in the events of a security disaster. This security drill shows the FBI is concerned about protecting the Big Data, and thousands of American identities, private companies like

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Facebook now control. Though I would love to side with the privacy advocates who hope to reverse the trend, it’s difficult to see a future that doesn’t rely on Big Data, because so many of us are already participating in this system. Therefore, in keeping with the times, the best solution is to increase our security and advocate instead for the integrity of private companies to use this data ethically. What I fear most in the use of Big Data isn’t that these systems will be compromised, but that the information will be used so effectively that our identities and experiences will be limited by statistical analysis. One of the most exciting things about technology is the ability to customize, but what happens when some day, in the not-too-distant future, we begin to live in a completely personal-

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ized augmented reality? This could make cooperation difficult as our habits, beliefs and personalities are sliced into perfectly formed spheres, pre-determined by unseen data sets. We would no longer interact or learn from each other organically, and instead hide in our own separate corners of extremism. The increased reliance on Big Data will continue to usher in a future in which we are under the illusion of our own individuality. With our most private thoughts, feelings and actions now owned and consumed by Big Data holders, we must be able to trust this information will be used responsibly, and continue to assert ourselves as people, not commodities. Kat Smith is a senior creative advertising major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at kesmit11@ syr.edu or by telepathy, if possible.

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A GLANCE AT CIVIL RIGHTS IN SYRACUSE Sept. 18, 1963

July 13, 1961 Martin Luther King Jr. visits campus and speaks in Sadler Hall.

Sept. 20, 1963

Eight students are arrested during a CORE protest in the 15th ward on the corner of South Townsend and Madison streets for willful trespassing.

Sept. 23, 1963

CORE protesters enter classrooms asking for picketers to join the protests. The administration threatens that if this continued, police officers would go into classrooms and remove the picketers.

TAKING SIDES In a separate move later that year, the Syracuse University Committee on Equality sent a request to the Athletic Board that all athletic ties with segregated schools be severed. SUCE wanted the university to immediately cancel all games scheduled with segregated schools and not schedule them in the future. The Athletic Board rejected SUCE’s request. “Boycotting is essentially an unfriendly act and tends to raise barriers to the elimination of racial differences,” the board said in a statement. “It severs communications and relationships which may not easily be reinstated and fosters enmities which may never be assuaged.” Many white athletes supported playing segregated schools. According to a May 4, 1964, Daily Orange article, 24 of 30 white student-athletes opposed SUCE’s request. The following September, Chancellor William Tolley released a statement saying the Athletic Board decided not to schedule games with segregated or Southern schools.

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Urban Renewal affected 75 percent of the local population, or 488 families, to be relocated. Of those families, 326 were black families.

April 15, 1963 A team of SU educators releases a report saying African-Americans face discrimination in Syracuse and have a low representation in many occupations.

April 30, 1964 SUCE plans a non-violent action at a football game in protest to the administration’s decision to reject the organization’s claim. SU dedicates this game to the memory of Ernie Davis.

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role SU’s faculty and students, both black and white, played in speaking up and addressing the racism that existed in the city. Congress for Racial Equality, which consisted of professors, students and local residents, was one of the more aggressive civil rights groups in Syracuse in terms of protests and marches, said Dennis Connors, a history curator at the Onondaga Historical Association. The group mainly protested that blacks were not allowed to integrate into better parts of the city. “I think some of the faculty were very passionate about these civil rights issues, and that sort of communicated to some of their students,” Connors said. “Individuals associated with the university, both faculty and students, were a catalyst for motivating some of the African-Americans in the community and to get them worked up about civil rights.” He said SU faculty tended to have a wider appreciation and understanding of the national civil rights movement. Because of this, many faculty members wanted to bring the activism in the South up to Syracuse. “They were really saying ‘We’re not Birmingham or Selma, Ala., but that does not mean that there is not discrimination going on in Syracuse,’” Connors said. ••• When Clarence “Junie” Dunham was growing up in Syracuse in the 1950s, his grandmother warned him never go to the north side of the city. It wasn’t safe for blacks to be in that part of town, she said. “That’s what Syracuse was like at the time. It was very, very prejudiced at the time,” Dunham said. Part of this prejudice was manifested in Syracuse’s Urban Renewal. The project called for the area between State Street and the university to be re-developed as a government complex, cultural center and high-rise residential neighborhood. But standing in the way of city planners’ vision was the 15th ward, which some city residents considered an overcrowded slum. When the planners decid-

May 5, 1964

SU Vice President Eric Faigle speaks on behalf of the administration and says any graduate or undergraduate student arrested or detained by police in a legal action would immediately be placed on “disciplinary probation.”

405 graduate students issue a demand to Chancellor William Tolley to stop scheduling “intercollegiate competition with those institutions practicing racial discrimination.”

The Joint Student Government releases a statement about the CORE pickets, saying if university rules and regulations are violated, that should be “judged in accordance with present policies.”

ed to eliminate the ward to make room for the new buildings, 75 percent of the local population, 488 families, were relocated, according to the Onondaga Historical Association Archives. Of those families, 326 were black. “Urban Renewal devastated the black areas,” said Dunham, who grew up in the 15th ward. Dunham said a majority of the black families struggled to find new housing because few areas in Syracuse allowed blacks to rent or buy property. A newlywed with two young daughters, Dunham said he called dozens of different places to rent a house in Syracuse. When he told the landlords he was black, each landlord then told him there weren’t any houses available. “Blacks really couldn’t do too much,” he said. “They couldn’t own anything.” In addition to housing, Dunham said it was extremely hard for blacks to find jobs in the city. According to a 1963 report by a team of SU educators, there was little black representation in many occupations in Syracuse. “One must either assume that the employability of the Syracuse Negroes in these jobs is less than in other cities or that discrimination against the Negro is more widely practiced in this city than elsewhere in upstate New York,” stated the report. It also stated that 2.7 percent of black income-earners in Syracuse made more than $6,000 per year in 1960. In New York City, this percentage was 4.5 percent; Buffalo, 5.2 percent; Rochester, 3.7 percent; and the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area, 3.5 percent. Various civil rights groups advocated for better employment for African-Americans. Marshall Nelson, a Syracuse resident and member of the Catholic Interracial Council, worked with Congress for Racial Equality to picket the Niagara Mohawk Corporation, the only power company in Syracuse at the time. Protesters argued the company had an intentionally low representation of blacks. The company had about 16,000 employees in the state of New York, Nelson said. Twenty were black.

May 7, 1964 Joint Student Legislature passes its bill to bar scheduling athletic competition with segregated schools.

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May 14, 1964 The SU Athletic Board releases a statement saying athletic teams will continue to play segregated schools.

The American Association of University Professors release a statement saying professors involved in the protests should not face any penalties from SU.

Greta Jones, a Syracuse resident who also grew up in the 15th ward in the 1960s, said the racial tension that existed in the city became a part of life. “I guess when you live with it for so long, you start to hardly pay attention to it,” Jones said. “You just sort of … endure it.” ••• The civil rights movement was also active at SU, particularly with CORE protests, said Connors, the history curator. The white leadership in Syracuse pressured the university to crack down on controlling the students involved. The CORE protests also created financial consequences for SU. During the time of the pickets in 1963, the university was in the middle of a $76 million fundraising campaign. Several local businessmen who donated money in past years said they wouldn’t contribute money unless the university did “something about its personnel involved in demonstration,” according to a Sept. 18, 1963, article in The Herald Journal. On Sept. 23 of that year, SU Vice President Eric Faigle spoke on behalf of the administration, saying any graduate or undergraduate student arrested or detained by police in a legal action would immediately be placed on “disciplinary probation.” At the time, 51 students, nine faculty members and 18 community members had already been arrested. About one month later, the number totaled 100 people. To retaliate, 150 students protested the policy by picketing on the Quad. On Oct. 7, the Joint Student Government issued a statement to Faigle, asking that the automatic disciplinary probation policy be withdrawn. That same day, Faigle told The Daily Orange the policy would be withdrawn immediately. ••• But as to why students participated in the civil rights movement, Ronald Corwin, an SU CORE student organizer, told The Daily Orange in 1963 that it was their right as citizens to speak up. “The worst thing is not hate; the worst thing is not prejudice,” Corwin said. “The most appalling thing is silence.” mhnewman@syr.edu @MerNewman93

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Oct. 3, 1963 CORE protest results in 100 arrests: 59 students, 12 faculty members and 29 others, including wives of three professors

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Dec. 17, 1963

Oct. 7, 1963 The Joint Student Government releases a statement reversing their support of automatic disciplinary probation. The same day, the administration announces the probation policy would be rescinded.

March 14, 1964

Feb. 17, 1964

A committee of the Syracuse Administrative Board on Athletics and Physical Education is appointed to study a request by the Syracuse University Committee on Equality. SUCE requests the university sever all athletic ties with segregated schools.

The Athletic Board rejects SUCE’s request to sever ties with segregated schools.

March 20, 1964

SU’s University Senate supports SUCE’s request at its meeting. At the time, USEN cannot make decisions on nonacademics.

Eighteen black SU athletes issue a statement supporting the anti-segregation policy. Floyd Little, Jim Nance and Dave Bing are among the athletes who signed the statement.

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placement came from Chancellor Charles Flint. Flint wanted Hendricks to be at the geographical center of campus, serving as a metaphor for the moral center of Syracuse University. It was at Hendricks where many civil rights leaders chose to speak during the 1960s. It was on the steps of Hendricks where the students arrested in the civil rights sit-ins spoke out about the injustice of their arrests. The influence from past activism, including the civil rights movement, is something Steinwert believes is a large part of modern movements.

Eventually, their bodies create a bridge for the rest of the locusts to cross. “All of us have a role to play in taking the path to the water, or having our bodies be the bridge upon which others will cross,” Steinwert said. “That’s what social movements are all about.” The prevalence of college students in the civil rights movement of the 1960s was something not lost on Derek Ford, either. Ford is a graduate student in the cultural education program. He is also a member of the activist group Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. Ford, along with the rest of ANSWER, has been involved with the Occupy Syracuse movement, and has held multiple educa-

“To recognize the past that we inherit is important. The history of student activism, specifically student activism in the United States, and the way that, that is framed is crucial.”

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These movements, as Steinwert said, are things that change in time. “We learn, and are inspired, and gather hope from the struggles of the past,” Steinwert said. “When students are gathering around whatever issue it might be today, they are looking to the past not just for strategy, or ‘How did they do it?,’ but for a sense of inspiration and hope.” She pointed out that college students ultimately created the civil rights movement, and that it was a young demographic that started the momentum of civil rights activism. Steinwert reflected on a South African proverb she felt served as a powerful metaphor for the values of activism. The proverb tells the story of a woman trying to cross a river who is given guidance by a character named Woman Wisdom. Woman Wisdom points out the way locusts cross a river. Many locusts attempt to cross the river but perish.

tional and anti-war forums to increase the dialogue about those issues in the Syracuse area. Ford said the civil rights movement was distinct because it was the first movement in which there was enough of a college population for that age demographic to make a significant difference. Providing education about the history of these types of movements is something Ford and ANSWER take seriously. “To recognize the past that we inherit is important,” Ford said. “The history of student activism, specifically student activism in the United States, and the way that, that is framed is crucial.” He acknowledged the discrepancies in the history of the civil rights movement — the fact that it is always portrayed as a peaceful movement, when there was a lot of violence involved— but he said he feels the past is still very

July 16, 1965 King visits campus for the second time. He proposes the “Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged,” which would declare, by law, a finance floor for every family in America, “black and white,” he said. The minimum would be $3,000 a year. It would affect 9.3 million families.

much a part of activism today. Activism is something that has been a part of the city of Syracuse for years, and has not slowed down since the civil rights movement. The issues in the 1960s were centered largely on issues of housing, along with issues of sports segregation on the campus itself. These organized movements have continued throughout the years, said Dennis Connors, historian at the Onondaga Historical Society. The Native American population in Syracuse started a movement dedicated to protecting Onondaga Lake and conserving the natural resources around the area that boomed in the 1980s. More recently, there has been a lot of activism surrounding the refugee movement on the north side of Syracuse. And Connors, like Steinwert and Ford, said he finds the progression of these movements has inevitable roots in the past. It goes back even further, Connors said, pointing out that Mahatma Gandhi inf luenced Martin Luther King Jr. He pointed out adjustments have been made to activism, including the increase of social media as a forum for social change. But much of the sentiment remains intact. Said Connors: “Tactics are different, but the goals, I think, of getting your voice heard, I think still relate.” cedebais@syr.edu

Because of the university’s decision to place any student on disciplinary probation if arrested or detained by police, many organizations released statements expressing their views.

“It is the ACLU view that any student detained or arrested by a police officer has the right to individual treatment by due process. He should not be prejudged and convicted without trial.” AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION CENTRAL NEW YORK CHAPTER SEPT. 26, 1963

BIG NUMBERS 2.7 percent of the black income-earners in Syracuse made more than per year in

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April 9, 1968 Chancellor William Tolley announces there will be no classes at Syracuse University and University College, out of respect for the memory of King. A group of student leaders calls Tolley at his house to present him with a proposal to call off classes. Both white and black students are represented.

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Yes to Education, as well as other institutions in the city of Syracuse and across the country, to have a significant influence on these areas of education. “We’ve really melded inclusive education with urban education, which is probably the most dynamic issue in public education today,” Biklen said.

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When asked what the pizza place is doing to prepare, he said, “prep and pray.” Papazides said he thinks there’s no reason sales and traffic won’t compare to the Villanova game in 2010. Funk ‘n Waffles general manager Marty Butts said he thinks Funk ‘n Waffles aren’t

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as well as several campus restaurants and cafés, according to the release. SU must now find a replacement for a position that oversees Food Services; Housing, Meal Plan, and ID Card Services; the University Bookstore; Housing and Food Services Maintenance; the Minnowbrook Conference Center; Data Systems; Conference Services; University Licensing; Research Park; and WAER, according to the release. Associate Director of Auxiliary Services Jamie Cyr has already been named to fulfill

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Spina said he expects to meet with School of Education faculty soon to discuss the next step for the school. Biklen is the fourth SU dean to leave his or her position in less than a year. Melvin Stith announced last April he will leave his position as dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at the end of this semester. Last May, Mark Robbins stepped down as dean of the School of Architecture. On Feb. 11, Suzanne Thorin, dean of libraries and university librarian, announced she would leave SU

at the end of June. Spina said all the decisions to step down were made on an individual basis. “There comes a time in every dean’s life where they’ve deaned enough. I don’t see it as a kind of run or anything. All these deans have served for longer than the average time,” he said, noting deans normally serve for four and a half to five years. Robbins served about eight years as dean before taking a position as executive director of the International Center for Photography last

May. Stith, Thorin and Bilken will also have each spent about eight years as deans of their respective institutions when they step down. After his retirement, Biklen said he plans to work on several books. Though he does not plan to continue teaching, he is currently teaching a disability studies undergraduate class and said he will miss it. “But,” Biklen said, “there are a lot of other things to do.”

likely to be affected more by this particular home game. “If there’s basketball, we’re busy,” he said. In preparation for a men’s basketball home game, Butts said the restaurant usually orders between 25-30 percent more food and puts out more chairs and tables. But he said the busiest times of year are during family weekend and commencement. Holy Shirt! owner John Groat, a Syracuse native and SU alumnus who started the busi-

ness to help pay his way through school, said fan interest in the company’s products has been extremely high close to the game. Though the company isn’t planning on putting out a shirt related to the attendance record due to time and licensing challenges, it is selling shirts that say “Beat Georgetown” in commemoration of the final Big East home game. Groat said he won’t know how sales of the shirt commemorating the then-record-breaking Vil-

lanova game will compare to the commemorative “Beat Georgetown” shirts until later in the weekend, but noted how the 2010 game was announced as a sellout three weeks prior to the game. Sales of the company’s shirts benefit local people instead of large companies, he said, which helps Holy Shirt! stay in business. Said Groat: “This game is a shot in the arm for our small business.”

the vacancy, effective July 1. Cyr said he hopes to improve on the strong infrastructure Webber left him. Like Webber, Cyr received his MBA from SU and served as controller at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel. “As director of Auxiliary Services, my goal is to build upon the solid foundation Peter has established by enhancing services, product quality and facility conditions for the students, faculty and staff,” Cyr said in an email. While the position of director is changing personnel, Marcoccia said in an email that the transition will go smoothly. “The transition has been well planned. I identified him several years ago and he has

been mentored by Peter and me to be ready to assume Peter’s role,” Marcoccia said. “I am confident that all constituencies receiving service and support from Auxiliary Services departments will be very pleased by the high quality leadership and management Jamie will bring to the director’s position.” Marcoccia said Webber’s commitment, effort, loyalty and can-do attitude will be missed. “The best comment about Peter is his love, commitment, and loyalty to his family and the University,” Marcoccia said. “Webber leaves each of his areas of responsibility better than when he became responsible to lead and manage them.”

“Webber leaves each of his areas of responsibility better than when he became responsible to lead and manage them.” Louis Marcoccia

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50 shades of controversy North Carolina State University students receive criticism for dirty bingo night By Erin Kelly

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graphic book on various sex positions, edible undergarments and a new copy of the risqué bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” were just a few of the prizes available at North Carolina State’s Dirty Bingo Night, held on Valentine’s Day. Dirty Bingo Night was one of a series of Valentine’s Day-themed events sponsored and hosted by the North Carolina State University Union Activities Board on the Raleigh campus. A

pink sunglasses giveaway, school-sponsored movie and dinner night with a showing of “Skyfall,” and a Red and White Charity Ball were among the other events planned for the week, according to the NCSU Union Activities Board website. The event was a first for the campus, and was going to be used as an alternative, fun, safe sex education event. The Dirty Bingo Night was planned as a way to “receive some sex education, and have the chance to win free prizes like you have never won them before,” according to the board’s website. Board President Lauryn Collier told The Huffington Post in a Feb. 11 article that the event was planned to give away prizes such as edible undergarments, six different vibrators, four “surprise packs,” three dildos, a sex-toy cleaner, lubricants, a sex game, a book on different sexual positions and an anal plug. Because of the event’s inspiration, attendees also had a chance to win a “Fifty Shades of Grey” book and game. In the article, Collier said the board wanted to “find an innovative and entertaining way to talk about sex and sex education, particularly on a college campus, which deviates the

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norm and expected.” The racy event quickly drew harsh criticism from conservative students concerned with the content of the event, and from other students concerned how money from their student fees was being spent. On the Dirty Bingo Facebook page, various students argued against it, not because of the nature of the prizes, but because student fee money was going toward an event they didn’t deem appropriate. The cost of the items purchased for the event came to a total of $304.69. NCSU students opposed to the event took to the Facebook page to organize small protests by sending out invites for support, according to the article. A group of students planned to show up Tuesday and voice its “firm disapproval” of the event, according to the article. Emma Benson, an NCSU student and state co-chair of the Young Americans for Liberty, took to conservative website CampusReform.org to express her aversion to the event. She wrote on the conservative blog, “The fact that a public university is going to spend mandatory student fees on such an event is just repulsive. There is nothing that involves reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ or using a butt plug that promotes safe sex.” erkelly@syr.edu

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Students compete to tell best 5-minute story By Natsumi Ajisaka STAFF WRITER

On Thursday nights, Rick Martin and the Rev. Gail Riina pull the chairs in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel into a circle, sometimes around a table. Before long, a handful of people filter in. Someone stands up. He or she has a story to tell. Where: Noble Room, This is Story Hendricks Chapel Slam, a weekly When: Today, 6-8 p.m. competition to tell How much: Free the best themerelated story in five minutes. The event is the brainchild of Riina, chaplain of the Lutheran Campus Ministry, and Rick Martin, director of the university’s Sustainability Division. At the end of the night, the audience chooses two winners, who are awarded T-shirts. Story Slam has a variety of purposes. One purpose, Riina said, is to inspire. “People don’t tell stories unless they’re in love with something that they’re defending, that they cherish, that they’re afraid to lose,” Riina said. The rules are simple: No heckling. Be respectful. The story must have a beginning, middle and end. Most importantly, make it personal.

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chapter, providing Godinez and Chen with resources and support from the national organization. Cornell was the first college to drop Adidas’ sponsorship as a result of the Badidas campaign, said Theodora Walsh, president at the Cornell USAS chapter. She said she hopes SU will join them. “Student organizations with national connections that work together have incredible potential to change relationships universities have with big brands,” Walsh said. “Syracuse, in particular, is interesting because they have huge licensing deals with collegiate apparel and Adidas.” The current focus of the SU chapter is supporting the Badidas campaign by exposing Adidas’ sweatshop conditions and encouraging students to make conscientious decisions by choosing clothes from labor-responsible factories. For example, the SU bookstore sells products from a brand called Alta Gracia. The products are made in a unionized factory in the Dominican Republic that pays its workers a living wage, said Gretchen Purser, an assistant professor of sociology who is working with the group. “We sell so many clothes, so instead of having relationships with brands that contract with sweatshops, Syracuse has a role to play to make sure there are responsible working conditions behind its sales,” she said. Purser was a USAS member at her alma mater, University of California, Berkley. She said the labor advocacy group had a much larger presence on SU’s campus during the 1990s, and hopes the group’s presence can return as a formidable student movement. “It’s about having a student organization that promotes worker’s rights, which is a fundamental movement that benefits all workers,” Purser said. “USAS has historically focused on sweatshop conditions, but it also focuses on labor conditions at universities.” Currently, the USAS branch at SU is in its infancy stage, gaining momentum by raising

At its heart, Story Slam celebrates storytelling and asks students to consider their connections to their world, be it to nature or each other, Riina said. “With many issues, people are at loggerheads with each other because they come at them ideologically,” she said. “If you tell a story, you get past the rhetoric.” Winners are chosen by vote, Riina said. She added that there is almost always a consensus. “It’s usually obvious who the winners are,” she said. The themes cover a broad range of topics, including community, fire and water. The last theme, for the final round on March 7, is resilience. A panel will judge the final round, Riina said. Riina said the turnout has been small so far, about 10 students a week. She attributes the small number to the challenges of getting comfortable telling stories. The idea for Story Slam came about after Riina and Martin met through a shared interest in green living a few years ago. After organizing a film festival together last semester, they began looking for a different kind of event. “We wanted something that was less passive than sitting there and watching a documentary,” Martin said. “A lot of the documentaries

had strong messages being pushed, but nobody really learns much from getting a point of view told to them.” When a group of interfaith storytellers visited the campus last year for a university-hosted think tank, Riina and Martin found their inspiration. The idea of being interfaith is an important aspect of Story Slam, Riina said. The organizers considered a “faith” category, with the theme open to interpretation, but decided their existing themes were already open to stories about faith. While the emphasis on personal meaning deters some students, it encourages others to come forward, Riina said. Martin said he recalled one storyteller who described dealing with an eye twitch in middle school. For a student in middle school, he said, an eye twitch is a “big deal.” “I think many people have stories inside of them that need to be let out,” Riina said. Riina recalled one student who shared how she and her high school classmates coped with the death of another student in their class. The student came up to Riina at the end of the night, thanking her for having the event. Said Riina: “The story had been inside of her for a long time.”

awareness and recruiting new members on campus. The group’s first general interest meeting will be held Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Whitman atrium. For now, Godinez, who is organizing the meeting, said the group is trying to get as much support as possible and reaching out to people

interested in joining the cause. “I think it’s a moral obligation,” Godinez said. “People would connect to this cause because it’s inhumane that workers have to deal with such poor conditions to make our SU apparel.”

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FROM THE BOX OFFICE Feb. 15-17

President’s Day weekend is typically a strong time for the box office, however, this weekend slightly underperformed. Despite the diverse slate of new releases in action film “A Good Day to Die Hard,” romance film “Safe Haven,” animated film “Escape From Planet Earth” and drama “Beautiful Creatures,” this weekend’s box office was down roughly 13 percent from the same period last year. Twentieth Century Fox’s “A Good Day to Die Hard,” starring Bruce Willis, took the top spot with $28.6 million during the fourday weekend. Though this figure is less than 2007’s “Live Free or Die Hard” (33.4 million), the opening gross is respectable, given the franchise is in its fourth decade. Additionally, unlike the recent films from aging stars like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis still appears to be a draw for moviegoers. What’s especially noteworthy is that even though critics were not too fond of the film (16 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), the film will still be quite profitable for Twentieth Century Fox, given the strength of overseas markets. Taking the third spot was Relativity’s “Safe Haven” with a respectable $24.5 million. The film stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, and is a quintessential romantic drama flick about a woman who confronts her dark secrets after bonding with a widower. Even though Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an embarrassing 12 percent, audiences (71 percent female) enjoyed the movie, most likely as a result of Valentine’s Day. Opening at fourth place with $21.1 million

was The Weinstein Company’s “Escape from Planet Earth.” Though the studio spent little effort on an effective marketing campaign, the film was able to surpass $21 million its opening weekend, mainly because it was the only new animated and family film available for audiences. While this opening debut is lower than the $35-$40 million openings of typical kid films, the film should be profitable, given the fact there are no slated kid films for the next few weeks. Thus, Weinstein may have a chance to recoup its $70 million investment ($40 million production budget, $30 million prints and advertising budget) and maintain profitability. The final new release in the top 10 was Warner Bros.’ “Beautiful Creatures,” which opened with a disappointing $8.95 million. Even though the popular book series has a large, dedicated fan base, these fans did not turn out to see the film version. Despite Warner Bros.’ marketing campaign through social media — Instagram production photos, Facebook contests and Twitter interviews — fans were turned off by the filmmakers’ decision to alter the book, weary from the whole “Twilight” craze. Warner Bros. executives must be regretting their decision to set the film’s production budget at $60 million. —Written by Ian Tecklin, contributing writer, ijteckli@syr.edu

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Small-town girl can’t help falling in love with local taxi cab service

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efore Tisko came into my life, I hadn’t had much luck with cab drivers. I grew up in a small town and never had to rely on public transportation. My mode of travel was either car or pink flamingo bike. If you were running late, you either drove faster or peddled more viciously. So the first time I ever tried to catch a bus in Syracuse, I missed it. Because everything works in “Sarah” time until proven otherwise. To me, 1:05 meant “Ehhh, 1:06, 1:07 when I get there. The bus driver must know I’m coming. He’ll wait.” He didn’t. In the real world, 1:05 means 1:05, and the bus driver wasn’t personally concerned about where I needed to go that day. When, from a distance, I saw the bus doors starting to close, I immediately started to run. I stopped at the bus stop, watching my ride slowly fade into the horizon. The cloudless sky instantly turned to rain, mascara streamed down my face. I cursed the heavens, then a car ran over a deep puddle, splashing me and ruining my red suede shoes as Patrick Swayze sang, “She’s Like the Wind.” “Do you need a ride, miss?” said a friendly voice, jarring me out of my 80s movie fantasy. It was a man sitting in a cab with a big smile. The side of the car read: Tisko Taxi. Realizing this was the only way I was going to get to my destination in time, I got into his cab. But previous cab rides told me to be wary. I`ve sat helpless as a cab driver screamed derogatory words at the man who cut him off. Maybe he thought English wasn’t my first language, or perhaps there was some newly discovered scientific principle that stated sound moves only forward, not backward. Another time, a cab driver and I got into an argument about the “morality” of homosexuality. To be fair, one of us had consumed a few drinks. (Obviously, not me. That would be illegal.) This cab driver was different. Accepting I would never make a bus, Tisko became my primary set of wheels. There are two drivers I get almost exclusively: Mr. Tisko and Mr. Tisko’s Friend.

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i put the party in pity party You may think the relationship between Tisko Taxi and myself started too seriously. I can tell you confidently that both of us don’t care. The first time Mr. Tisko told me he loved me was the second time I rode in his cab. On my ex-Brownie’s honor, I swear on a box of Samoas, that as I exited the cab he said, “I love you, Sarah!” Before I could stop myself, I answered, “I love you too!” I was a having platonic love affair with Tisko and his drivers, and there wasn’t anything I could do about it. Once, Mr. Tisko’s Friend asked where I was from. “Connecticut,” I told him, wincing. I’m not ashamed of my home state, but I’m sure every time I tell people, their first thought is: “Well, that explains a lot.” “Well, that explains a lot,” Mr. Tisko’s Friend said. “When I visit you in Connecticut, you can drive me around!” he said. I promised I would. Fair seemed fair. Things started getting heated around Christmas time. When Mr. Tisko’s Friend dropped me off at the bus stop before Christmas break, he called after me, “You are my beautiful Christmas angel!” I almost started crying because it was the nicest thing anyone had said to me all week. Now, whenever I call, they know my number and not my name. But it doesn’t bother me. I figure if I keep calling and keep tipping well, they’ll think of me more as a best friend and less of a best customer. Sarah Schuster is a sophomore magazine journalism major. Her column appears every Thursday in Pulp. She can be reached at seschust@ syr.edu or tweet her @saraheschuster.


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Reviving the radio star

sam maller | asst. photo editor (FROM LEFT) The crew at WERW cuts the red ribbon while celebrating its 25th anniversary concert. Sam Sodomsky and Jeanette Wall peformed at the show.

WERW celebrates 25 years of radio, music, independent style

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hen Nick Valauri walked into the WERW studio four years ago, he didn’t know what to make of it. The room, nestled in the heart of the Jabberwocky Café in the Schine Underground, was in shambles. “It used to be a room with a desk, a computer and the grossest couch in America,” the senior mechanical engineering major said. “When I signed up for the station, I checked off engineering as an interest, and Marina, the station manager, showed me the studio and said, ‘Fix it.’” So he did. And on Tuesday night’s celebration marking WERW’s 25th anniversary, he and the station’s three other outgoing senior staffers cut the ribbon on the newly renovated studio.

When WERW launched in 1987 under the umbrella of University Union, the station stood for a completely different philosophy from what it does today. Its call sign was tongue-in-cheek shorthand for “We Are U.U.” and the station broadcast at 1570 AM. Station general manager Jeanette Wall, a senior in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries, thinks WERW’s 1980s roots helped the station stay on campus. “Twenty-five years ago was when college rock got big. Without college radio stations, REM wouldn’t have been huge. Nirvana wouldn’t have been huge,” she said. “It’s our milestone, and we all put in blood, sweat and tears to make it here.” Wall jokes that one of the mainstays from the station’s 80s roots is the same couch Valauri saw when he first walked in the WERW studio.

“Forget ‘Real College Radio.’ That’s a Real College Couch,” she said, referencing the station’s slogan with a laugh. “That couch itself probably lasted for the 25 years of the station.” In early 2010, WERW cut ties with UU, a sink-orswim decision fellow general manager Kyle Kuchta remembers with vivid clarity. The station rebranded as “What Everyone Really Wants,” and became an independent student organization. “We took off the life vest from University Union, and we stayed afloat,” said Kuchta, a senior film major. “It was heart-stopping at first, but we didn’t just stay afloat. We grew.” Since 2011, WERW has broadcast as an Internetonly radio station, but plans are in the works to get the station back onto AM airwaves, Wall said.

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DJ Pauly D of ‘Jersey Shore’ fame coming to Goldstein By Joe Infantino ASST. COPY EDITOR

Get ready to fist-pump. DJ Pauly D and rapper Rockie Fresh will perform Thursday at Goldstein Auditorium as a part of Syracuse University’s annual Winter Carnival concert. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are still on sale at the Schine

Box Office for $10 with a valid student ID. Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, famous for his time spent on the beaches of the hit MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” launched his music career at an early age. In 2010, his first professional release, “(It’s Time To) Beat Dat Beat,” was met with mixed reviews. But since then, his

music has grown in popularity. “Back To Love,” the first single from Pauly D’s soon-to-be debut album, rumored for release later this year, peaked at No. 4 on the iTunes Dance chart during its first day. Pauly D signed a three-album deal with 50 Cent’s record labels G-Unit Records and G-Note Records in 2011. In an interview with Fuse, Pauly D

said he and 50 Cent will “definitely work on some tracks together.” Cast in 2009 for “Jersey Shore,” Pauly D told Fuse he was picked because of his style, not his music, though he admitted he never auditioned for the television show. Instead, a film crew followed him for a day, during which he worked out, tanned and partied. He fit right in

with the reality show’s premise. Pauly D was the first housemate from “Jersey Shore” to receive an MTV spinoff. But “The Pauly D Project” was sacked after one season, landing him back into the music business, where he became the seventh highest paid DJ of 2012, according to Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest

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WERW operates as a free format radio station, and Wall fondly refers to it as “an alternative something.” Wall and Kuchta saw a lack of alternative concerts on campus, and set out to fix that by booking WERWpresented concerts, a process Wall said “had a lot of f*cking red tape.” In the spring of 2012, WERW booked indierock darlings Titus Andronicus. Kuchta remembered standing in the back of the Schine Underground, silently taking in the show. “I just stood at the side and watched everyone enjoying themselves and thought, ‘This is absolutely one of the things I wanted most,’” he said. “This wasn’t a Juice Jam or Block Party. It was a bunch of people who probably never had a real rock show on campus in their college careers.” Wall added, “We wanted shows that no one else was booking.” Wall, whose goal was to bring more female artists to campus — “The last big headliner we had was Fergie” — recalled bringing singersongwriter Sharon Van Etten for a performance at the Spark Art Space in 2010. She watched as a crowd of about 60 or 70 concertgoers sat on the floor with their jaws

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Paid DJs” list. Alternative hip-hop artist Rockie Fresh may be young, but he is no stranger to the spotlight. The success of his first two mixtapes, “Rockie’s Modern Life” (2010) and “The Otherside” (2012),

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open, taking in the performance of a soon-toblow-up Van Etten. “That was the moment I knew this staff would f*ck sh*t up,” Wall said. But, as is the case for any radio station, WERW’s heart lies with its DJs. WERW’s free format system gives student DJs free reign to play whatever songs they want, unrestricted by the Federal Communications Commission. When Mika Posecion went to her first WERW general interest meeting as a freshman, she was set on sticking to a career in the realm of her major: political science. Now WERW’s program director and a senior, Posecion has taken a detour. “Working at the station was really influential to making my passion for music something as a career,” she said. Like most DJs who start as freshmen, Ian Teti, currently a junior public relations major and WERW’s music director, remembered having to take an early morning time slot for his first broadcast: 7-9 a.m. on Wednesdays. But when he discovered the station while walking around the freshman activity fair with his parents, all Teti wanted to do was get in the studio and play music. It became an escape. “It’s tough to find time to sit down and listen to music for an hour or two on your own,” he said. “My best friend from home would come in and jam, and we’d just play whatever we felt

garnered respect from Rock The Dome alumnus Rick Ross, who later signed the rapper to his label, Maybach Music. Rockie has since performed at the Bamboozle Festival and worked with big-name artists like Twista, Big Sean, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and now DJ Pauly D. In an interview with Buzznet, Rockie said his collaborations with Stump and Good Char-

sam maller | asst. photo editor ANNA VOGELZANG, a musician originally from Wisconsin, peforms at the Jabberwocky Café in Schine on Tuesday as part of the 25th anniversary WERW show. like and brought the conversations we’d have at home in the studio. It’s just fun.” Even with a mass exodus of staffers — Wall, Kuchta, Valauri and Posecion are all graduating — Teti hopes a new wave of staff members

lotte heavily influenced his alternative sound. Rockie is set to release his first studio album this year. The cast of “Jersey Shore” is responsible for several club-specific dance moves and styles, so keep an eye out for heavily greased hair, plenty of fist-pumps and the provocative, anklegrabbing Jersey Turnpike. jtinfant@syr.edu

will keep the station going strong. Said Teti: “Twenty-five years is amazing. So why not go for 25 more?” ervanrhe@syr.edu @TheRealVandyMan

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If you could camp out for any event, what would it be? “If I were to camp out, which I never would because it’s freezing, it would probably be for the Georgetown game.” Kelsey Camanetti

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“If it was a concert, and somebody that I really enjoyed listening to, then I think it would be a fun experience and something I would try. Or maybe a really fun student-run event.” Yvline Tanis

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“It would be an event such as Take Back the Night. The only reason I would do it is because it has a purpose. I’m not the person that would camp out for a game or for a concert.” Stephanie Cruz

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“Amour”; Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

hether you watch the Oscars religiously, shun the

Who will win: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

mind-numbingly boring ceremony or watch just to

Who should win: Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the South-

yell at the screen, the 85th annual Academy Awards

ern Wild”

are here. Check the rundown of anticipated winners, plus which

For a long while, the unquestioned pick was Chastain, but not

nominees actually deserve the statue.

after witnessing the commanding presence and raw emotion of Wallis, age 6 during filming. Her wide gazes and playfully

BEST PICTURE:  “Amour,” “Argo,” “Beasts of the South-

uncomplicated narration interpreted the harsh world around

ern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Misérables,” “Life of Pi,”

her with a tender resonance impossible to shake off.

“Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Zero Dark Thirty” What will win: “Argo”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Alan Arkin, “Argo”;

What should win: “Django Unchained” or “Zero Dark Thirty”

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Philip Seymour Hoff-

“Argo” is a ready-made Oscar winner: a historical dramedy

man, “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”; Christoph

with an adrenaline-fueled climax where Americans triumph

Waltz, “Django Unchained”

over evil. But Django and ZDT are both exceedingly better films.

Who will win: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

There’s the immersive espionage thriller chronicling the most

Who should win: Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

famous manhunt in modern history, or the most wildly original

Every single nominee deserves the win, but Hoffman’s intense

and entertaining period adventure of the decade. Take your pick.

performance has gone largely unnoticed as the manipulative, charismatic cult leader in Paul Thomas Anderson’s cerebral

BEST DIRECTOR: Michael Haneke, “Amour”; Benh Zeit-

drama. A veteran win for Jones or De Niro works, too.

lin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”; Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”; David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams,

Who will win: Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

“The Master”; Sally Field, “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway, “Les

Who should win: Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Misérables”; Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”; Jacki Weaver, “Silver

Except she isn’t even nominated, damn it (great job, Academy).

Linings Playbook”

The race is an utter sham without Bigelow, whose tense, exact-

Who will win: Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”

ing direction transformed a decade-long slog into two and a half

Who should win: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

riveting hours. Spielberg is the next best choice.

Hunt’s emotionally and literally naked performance was her first substantial role in more than a decade. She deserves to steal some

BEST ACTOR: Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”;

spotlight from everyone’s love affair with “I Dreamed A Dream.”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”; Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”; Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”; Denzel Washington, “Flight”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Michael

Who will and should win: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Haneke, “Amour”; Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”;

In a different year, any of these deserving nominees could

John Gatins, “Flight”; Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola,

walk away with the statue. Unfortunately for them, DDL is in

“Moonrise Kingdom”; Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”

a master class of acting all his own. He embodied Lincoln with

Who will and should win: Quentin Tarantino, “Django

overpowering stature, restoring the legendary president’s

Unchained”

soulful presence.

“Moonrise Kingdom” is a close second, but Tarantino’s faux blaxploitative spaghetti western is second to none in originality,

illustration by micah benson | art director

BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Emmanuelle Riva,

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South Florida’s fast-paced offense poses SU’s next challenge By David Wilson ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

Just more than five minutes into Syracuse’s win over Rutgers on Tuesday night, Kayla Alexander was whistled for her second foul. The center trotted to the bench, where she sat for Who: South Florida Where: Tampa, Fla. the remainder of When: Saturday, 2 p.m. the half. Shakeya Leary entered and held her own on the defensive end, but Syracuse went into halftime trailing 19-15. “Bad shooting and turnovers,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said about what contributed to the slow start. “You can’t explain it. I thought we had a lot of layups, a lot of open shots we just missed. But we’ve got a tough team.” Alexander’s absence factored into the latest of the No. 21 Orange’s all-too-familiar slow starts, but it’s the shooting and turnovers that have caused it all season long. Though Syracuse (22-3, 10-2 Big East) has made it most of the way through conference play with barely a scratch, the best start in school history hasn’t been easy. The Orange led Georgetown by just four at the half before winning by 30, and held just a nine-point lead against Seton Hall before winning by 31. Avoiding another slow start will be imperative when SU faces South Florida (18-7, 7-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Tampa, Fla. The Bulls play

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at a high tempo and average more than 72 points per game, less than three points fewer than Syracuse. The brainchild of USF head coach Jose Fernandez, South Florida’s fast-paced offensive assault has been enough to keep Hillsman up at night. “They play really fast. I was talking to him last week and I was watching them on film and I just texted him and said, ‘You guys play so fast,’” Hillsman said. “It was like 1 o’clock in the morning and he texted back and said, ‘You should sleep.’ They just really play fast-paced basketball.” The Scarlet Knights’, Hoyas’ and Pirates’ offenses all rank outside the top 125, so climbing back wasn’t much of an issue. But a slow start like one in any of those three games could doom the Orange and force it into a game of catchup against the Bulls, who knocked off No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night. Aside from Alexander’s absence, the firsthalf struggles were the same as they’ve often been this season. “The first half, we turned the ball over a lot,” SU guard Brianna Butler said. “We also weren’t hitting shots we usually make.” Syracuse shot just 20 percent from the field in the first half of its 58-45 victory over RU, and turned the ball over 14 times. The shots started to fall in the second half, especially from beyond the arc, where the Orange made 5-of-8 after a 1-for-12 first half. But the stark difference was in ball control. SU turned the ball over just three

times in the second half and scored 43 points, despite only improving its shooting percentage to 32.4 in the final frame. As a whole, Syracuse has scored nearly 150 more points in the second half of games this season than it has in the first. The slow starts have been discouraging, but not any more than the second halves have been encouraging.

“We’re closing games, so that’s all I care about right now. Slow starts might need improvement, but winning games? That’s what matters right now.””

Kayla Alexander

SYRACUSE CENTER

“We’re closing games, so that’s all I care about right now,” Alexander said. “Slow starts might need improvement, but winning games? That’s what matters right now.” Alexander simply shook her head when asked if she could identify the root of the Orange’s slow starts. Searching for an answer, she was temporarily rendered speechless. Then SU guard Rachel Coffey, who followed up a five-point, four-turnover first half with a

12-point, one-turnover second against the Scarlet Knights, interjected to share her insight on the recurring problem. “I think it’s all in our head, basically,” Coffey said. “It happens — people come out slow, people come out fast and end up playing bad in the second half. But this is how we play. We’re still winning, so I’m not complaining.” dbwilson@syr.edu @DBWilson2

SECRET STUFF Syracuse has gotten off to its fair share of slow starts this season, but has turned it around in the second halves of games. The Orange plays better offensively and outscores opponents by more. SCORE BY PERIODS

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Brandon Triche makes a layup to give Syracuse a 43-16 lead heading into halftime. That was pretty much it.

The junior turned in his ninth double-double, and second straight, with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Fair went 6-of-10 from the field, made his only 3-point attempt and knocked down 7-of-8 free throws.

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Southerland, Fair each chip in 20; MCW thrives as facilitator By Michael Cohen and Ryne Gery THE DAILY ORANGE

James Southerland stole the spotlight in the game’s biggest moment. His pair of 3-pointers excited the Carrier Dome crowd as they always do. His two dunks electrified Syracuse fans even more during a decisive 27-2 run in the first half. Meanwhile, C.J. Fair, who has quietly scored in double figures in 16 straight games, did his best to match his teammate’s play. The lefty nailed a 3 of his own from the right corner, and added a thunderous dunk to keep the SU run rolling. Southerland and Fair led all scorers with 20 points each in Syracuse’s 84-59 rout of Providence at the Dome on Wednesday night. The pair was efficient, shooting 13-for-18 combined from the field and 4-for-4 from 3-point range. The big performances from Syracuse’s 6-foot-8 forwards helped fuel the team’s first 25-point win since its Big East opener against Rutgers. “I think this was the best offense that flowed since the Rutgers game,” Fair said. Fair was the first of the two to get on the board, back when Syracuse was still trading leads with the Friars in the first five minutes of the game. The forward received a screen from Rakeem Christmas on the right elbow, giving him just enough space to get down the left lane and flip a layup in off of the glass. He earned a trip to the foul line one minute later after getting Providence guard Josh Fortune up in the air with a bank shot. Fair hit both to give Syracuse a 9-8 lead.

Southerland hit his first field goal on a putback six minutes later to push the Orange ahead 16-12. Then came the 27-2 run, highlighted by 12 points from Southerland. He circled around for a jumper from the left wing after Jerami Grant drew PC guard Vincent Council to the left baseline. Less than two minutes later, Southerland drilled a deep 3-pointer from the right wing to expand Syracuse’s advantage to 11. “I did a good job of moving on the floor, even though I should have moved a lot more,” Southerland said. “My teammates did a good job of finding me, especially Mike that long 3 – Lord knows where I was on the court.” Southerland tallied 14 points in the first half, while Fair finished with 11. Both would reach 20 points before the night was finished, powering SU’s biggest offensive outburst in Big East play. “They’re two great players, they’re tough to stop,” Carter-Williams said. “Just getting them the ball and letting them play and get open shots is what makes our team successful.”

Carter-Williams thrives as facilitator Ed Cooley stood outside of the visitor’s locker room and summed up Syracuse’s season in 17 words. “If he’s making assists for other guys, they’re really good,” Cooley said of Michael CarterWilliams. “When he’s not, they don’t play well.” And it has been as simple as that for No. 8 Syracuse this season, with the offense looking most smooth when Carter-Williams passes

more and shoots less. He was nearly flawless Wednesday, dishing out 12 assists while taking only eight shots and guiding the Orange to an easy 84-59 win over Providence. In doing so, he proved Cooley’s point and reinforced the notion this team will go as he goes come March. “He played very well,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He played a really good basketball game.” Carter-Williams’ 12 assists were the most he’s tallied since SU’s last easy win — a 78-53 beatdown of Rutgers in early January — and that is no coincidence. The Orange was able to get out and run in transition during both of those games, providing Carter-Williams the setting in which his passing skills shine through best. The Friars shot only 34.8 percent from the field Wednesday, handing Syracuse plenty of misses on which to ignite the fast break. SU scored 20 points in transition, none prettier than the lob from Carter-Williams to C.J. Fair ahead of the field in the second half. “We got some transition baskets, which we haven’t been getting,” Boeheim said. “And a lot of his assists came in transition. Guys made shots when he got them the ball.” The assists continue to open up scoring chances for Carter-Williams – he finished with a quiet 15 points on Wednesday. As the Friars began to fear his passes and kick-outs — Syracuse shot 50 percent from 3-point range — it created lanes for penetration. He drove baseline for a right-handed floater that gave Syracuse a 14-12 lead, and later curled

around Providence’s Kris Dunn for an easy finger roll with no one contesting. By game’s end, Carter-Williams had notched his ninth double-double of the season, and had done it without forcing anything. He missed just three shots and committed just two turnovers. It was, essentially, a perfect game. And the 25-point win backs that up. “He played really well,” Cooley said. “He played one of his better games that he played in a long time.”

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with four minutes to play, only to watch Syracuse put together another burst and rip off the final 14 points of the half. Southerland, who scored 12 of his 20 points during the run, knocked down a wide-open 3 from the left wing to push the Orange ahead by 18 with 2:31 before the break. Twenty-four seconds later, after a quick turnover by the Friars’ Kadeem Batts, Carter-Williams fired a pass to Southerland for an easy transition dunk. That’s when Keita ran back down the floor in awe, feeling Syracuse begin to pick up more steam. Fair tossed in a 3-pointer from the right corner, burning another Providence timeout and prompting Triche to give a confident nod of his head as he headed toward the bench. Syracuse led by 23, but the Orange still made a pair of impressive plays to end the half up 27. On the first, Carter-Williams threaded the defense with a perfectly placed bounce pass to Fair, who rose up and threw down a powerful left-handed slam. On the second – which resulted in the final field goal of the half – Carter-Williams came up with a steal and lofted a pass from beyond halfcourt for Triche, who was streaking to the basket for the easy layup. Syracuse led 43-16. “It was a very good offensive first half,” Boeheim said. “Second half, it was just treading the water, basically.” So as the teams played out the final 20 minutes with the game already decided, it became a chance to add to the highlight reel, as Southerland and Christmas did with alley-oops of their own. “I felt like the Clippers out there,” Southerland said, referring to the “Lob City” moniker given to the NBA franchise. “It’s definitely a great night when I’m throwing lobs to Rakeem.”

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12 assists – his first double-digit total since the team’s Big East opener against Rutgers. The gaudy numbers piled up as a result of Syracuse’s near-perfect first-half run, which came together as a result of more movement offensively in its half-court sets and opportunistic plays in transition that put the game out of reach. The Orange hit its first six shots of the stretch to turn a two-point lead into a 15-point cushion.

“We just started to make shots and they started to miss shots. And that’s what happens.” Jim Boeheim

SU HEAD COACH

Southerland started the run with an open jumper from the left wing. Then, Trevor Cooney knocked in a pair of field goals before Southerland drilled a 3-pointer to force a Providence timeout. After a Rakeem Christmas layup, Cooney’s block of Providence guard Vincent Council at the foul line set the stage for the game’s first highlight-reel play – Southerland’s alley-oop slam off of a lob from Triche on the opposite end. “It was exciting,” Fair said. “We got the fans involved, made some exciting plays.” Council found Bryce Cotton for an easy layup

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Orange looks to score early to avoid 0-2 start against Army By Trevor Hass ASST. COPY EDITOR

Season-opening wins have become an expectation for Syracuse. The Orange had won its last 16 openers heading into Sunday’s contest against Albany, including a 12-7 victory over the Great Danes last season. Who: Army But this year, SU Where: Carrier Dome failed to meet that When: Sunday, 4 p.m. expectation. Albany stunned Syracuse 16-15 in double overtime, putting the Orange into unfamiliar territory. No. 18 Syracuse (0-1) will look to get off to a quicker start against Army (2-1) this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome and pick up its first win of the season. Despite a scintillating second-half surge led by Chris Daddio, Dylan Donahue and JoJo Marasco, SU came up a bit short against Albany. “We got off to a slow start,” Daddio said. “When we started coming back in the game, we got all excited and everyone was getting riled up. It was more upsetting than anything because we were back in the game.” Syracuse was down 13-9 with three minutes to go in the third quarter. A comeback was far from imminent. Then, everything started to click. The Orange outscored the Great Danes 6-2 the rest of the way in regulation. “It was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been a part of,” Daddio said. “It was crazy. Just being down four or five goals and then coming back … it was just fun to be a part of.” But then Syracuse regressed to its level of

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play from earlier in the game. Missed shots and turnovers haunted the Orange. Marasco and Daddio dictated the tempo in both overtime periods, but SU couldn’t capitalize. In the first overtime, Syracuse attempted five shots while Albany didn’t take any, but SU couldn’t convert and climb out of the deep hole it dug itself earlier in the contest. Daddio played his part. The junior controlled 20-of-33 faceoffs, including one at the start of overtime. A season ago, Syracuse often failed to earn possession, which put them at an immediate disadvantage. Sunday, though, facing off wasn’t an issue at all. Instead, it was one of the few bright spots for a team that looked sluggish and slow to react. In overtime, Daddio won the faceoff and put his team in position to notch the game-winner, and steal a game it had no right to win. “The first thing I said to the guys in the huddle was, ‘Hey, I’ve been getting you guys the ball, and I’m going to get it to you one more time. Just make sure you put it in the net,’” Daddio said. But his teammates couldn’t capitalize. After coming up short against a team it’s grown accustomed to beating, the Orange was nearly silent in the locker room, Daddio said. Players sat with their heads down, going through the motions and not wanting to acknowledge what just hit them. “We had a lot of chances,” redshirt freshman Donahue said. “I think it was five shots, or something like that. You just thought one of them was going in. We didn’t question what we were doing, we just thought one would go in.” With No. 6 Virginia on the horizon, SU’s matchup against Army this weekend is even

sam maller | asst. photo editor DYLAN DONAHUE and Syracuse will look to jump out to an early lead against Army on Sunday to avoid a losing streak. SU started slow against Albany and couldn’t recover. more important. Syracuse cannot afford to get off to such a slow start. Donahue said the team’s approach will not change heading into the Army game, despite the opening loss. The players have looked at film with the goal of sharpening their individual games. While the loss served as a buzzkill to a team with high preseason expectations, Donahue said the best thing to do at this point is to put that loss behind them and move on to the Black Knights. “We were all pretty bummed about it. It was a tough loss,” Donahue said. “I thought we played

OK. We’re just going to keep getting better and we’ve got to improve upon what we’re doing.” SU head coach John Desko knows his team will need to get off to a hotter start and finish more crisply against a well-coached, polished Army squad. Losing the first game can happen, but 0-2 is simply unheard of. “We put ourselves in the hole, which we didn’t want to be,” Desko said, “but we fought back a couple times, tied it up and had plenty of opportunities to win the game.”

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typically fall for the player averaging 20.4 points per game suddenly would not. His first shot of the game clanged off of the back iron from behind the 3-point line in the left corner, and his only points of the first half came on a beautiful layup in transition set up by a diagonal bounce pass from Council. That was as pretty as it got for Cotton and the Friars in a game they will soon want to forget. “We always had a hand in his face,” Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said. “He might have had the same shots, but it was not in the rhythm of the game.” Cotton’s teammates — a group Triche said consists of only a few “actual scorers” — were unable to pick up the slack. So, by the time Cotton finally hit a 3-pointer two minutes into the second half, his team trailed by 25. And by the time he hit another, the margin was the same with 3:24 remaining. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t give him open looks,” Boeheim said. “And we did a good job with him.” Cooley took him out with 1:10 remaining, and a slow jog toward that second seat on the bench began. The frustration of a sluggish performance weighed on Cotton, especially as he crossed midcourt, where three more Syracuse walk-ons prepared to take the f loor. The starters for both teams finished the game seated on the bench. But for very different reasons. “They played a really good game, and we played a really bad game,” Cooley said. “The combination turned out to this result.”

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shots to close out the first half, falling helplessly behind as Syracuse surged in the opposite direction. A game that was tied 12-12 became a 27-point laugher, as Providence repeatedly misfired while the Orange just couldn’t miss. “In the first half, they got four open shots and they missed them,” Boeheim said. “We got four and we made them. That’s 12-0. It could have been the other way and it would have been a different game. We were a little bit fortunate that they missed some easy shots.”

“We always had a hand in his face. He might have had the same shots, but it was not in the rhythm of the game.”

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Adding to the Friars’ frustration was the schism between their quality of play on Wednesday and on Jan. 9 in the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Providence shot 50 percent from 3-point range in a single-digit loss to Syracuse last month, fueled by a “scorching” start from Cotton, as Michael CarterWilliams put it, who finished with 24 points on 7-for-10 shooting. But Cotton missed two days of practice leading up to Wednesday’s game, and the shots that

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Orange blows out Friars in final test before rivalry matchup with Hoyas By Ryne Gery

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ach Syracuse possession elicited a different emotion on the trip back down the court. It started with excitement. James Southerland ran down the court, waving his arms wildly after his one-handed alley-oop slam brought the Carrier Dome to life. Then came admiration. Baye Moussa Keita retreated, his tongue hanging from the side of his smiling mouth after Southerland’s two-handed slam expanded the lead to 20. Finally, there was disbelief. Keita smiled widely, looking around to gauge his teammates’ reaction as the Orange headed to the locker room with a 27-point advantage over Providence. By the time it was done, Syracuse’s dismantling of the Friars felt more like an early-season matchup than it did a Big East contest, something even Brandon Triche brought to the attention of

assistant coach Gerry McNamara. “I said that to G-Mac,” Triche said. “I said, ‘It feels like a nonconference game.’ The way we flowed, defensively, pretty much everybody’s stats.” Syracuse blew Providence away in the final eight minutes of the first half en route to an 84-59 victory in front of 23,717 on Wednesday night. The Orange (22-4, 10-3 Big East) exploded during a 27-2 run with 8:06 left before the break, going 11-for-13 from the field while the Friars (14-12, 6-8) hit just one of their 11 shots during the run. “We just started to make shots and they started to miss shots,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And that’s what happens.” Southerland and C.J. Fair each scored 20 points to pace the Orange in the rout. Triche chipped in 14 points, and point guard Michael CarterWilliams scored 15 and dished out

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From the second seat on the Providence bench, Bryce Cotton gazed dejectedly onto the court, where the final seconds of a hopeless game melted away. He closed his eyes. He shook his head. He opened his eyes. His head kept shaking. Hard as he tried, Cotton failed to rid himself of the sickly feeling that accompanies unmet expectations. The Big East’s leading scorer managed just 10 points after pouring in 24 against Syracuse more than a month earlier. “That’s as bad as we’ve played all year,” said Providence head coach Ed Cooley. Cotton’s struggles embodied those of his team in a sickening 84-59 loss to No. 8 Syracuse that featured a 27-point halftime deficit and a miser-

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able collective shooting effort. The Friars peppered the court with open shots gone awry, wasting good ball movement in the process, and suffered their most lopsided loss of the season after shooting 34.8 percent from the field. They left easy points on the board from both inside the 3-point arc and beyond it, exiting the Carrier Dome with a performance Cooley said taught his players to “burn the tape and keep moving.” Things looked grim for Providence from the game’s opening possession. Vincent Council sliced into the defense and dropped a perfect bounce pass to his teammate Kadeem Batts, only to watch him bungle a pointblank layup. And that was just the start. The Friars missed 12 out of 14

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“Burn the tape and keep moving.”

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PROVIDENCE HEAD COACH ON WHAT HIS TEAM LEARNED FROM ITS PERFORMANCE

ziniu chen | staff photographer BRANDON TRICHE attempts a layup in Syracuse’s 84-59 win over Providence on Wednesday in the Carrier Dome. SU shot 56.6 percent from the field in one of its best shooting performances this season.

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STAT OF THE DAY The run Syracuse went

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