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Yogathon event to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Page 3

argue SU can be more inclusive while remaining competitive. Page 4

Carnival stems from an SU tradition dating back to 1929. Page 9

Villanova by beating the Wildcats 69-64 Monday. Page 16

Donations to United Way break record By Meghin Delaney Asst. News Editor

Syracuse University and community members broke a fundraising record with their donations to the 2010 United Way campaign. During the 2010 campaign, more than 300 volunteers, consisting of students, faculty and staff, and 765 donors raised $214,300, a 7 percent increase from the amount raised in 2009, said Sara Miller, associate director of SU News Services. More than 40 fundraisers contributed to the campaign, including the Dollar Day at the Dome in November, which helped raise $17,516, Miller said. United Way’s mission is to increase

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jenny jakubowski | staff photographer Staff members of “SA Today” work on computers in the CitrusTV studio in Watson Hall on Monday. Food Works will close in May when CitrusTV and radio station Z89 acquire the space to expand operations. Building plans include a CitrusTV edit bay and Z89 voiceover room.

CitrusTV, Z89 to expand, replace Food Works By Michael Boren Asst. News Editor

The Food Works grocery store in the basement of Watson Hall will become a thing of the past in May when CitrusTV and radio station Z89 acquire the space to expand their organizations. Rising membership in CitrusTV and requests from both student-run organizations to acquire more working space have led to the expansion into Food Works, which sits between Z89 and CitrusTV. “Our membership is growing rapidly, and we only have so much equipment and so much space,” said Ben Slutzky, CitrusTV’s general manager. “And we’re somewhat cramped in that space.” CitrusTV needs more videoediting stations and meeting space,

as membership has jumped from between 200 and 250 people last year to more than 350 members this year, Slutzky said. CitrusTV students contacted Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s office for several months about the possibility of expanding into Food Works, he said. Last Monday, Peter Webber, SU’s director of auxiliary services, confirmed the expansion to Slutzky. Funding for the CitrusTV expansion will probably come from SU and the station’s alumni, Slutzky said, and costs will not affect the student activity fee. Station members are hoping to build a new edit bay to allow four or five additional video editors to work on stories at once, but complete plans are still in the works, Slutzky said. Crews may knock down walls and

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add new doors as part of the expansion, he said. For Z89, the expansion will allow for another voiceover room and additional space for students to meet and create ideas, said Alex Brewer, former general manager at Z89 and a staff member at CitrusTV. The Z89 station currently holds one production studio, one on-air studio and four computers in the back. There are between 80 and 100 people

on staff, and even though everyone is not there at once, computers clutter the space, Brewer said. “All the time it’s way overcrowded, and there’s a need for computers to edit stuff,” he said. Brewer said he expected it to take one to two years to plan an expansion into Food Works, not several months. Syracuse University officials will redistribute items from Food Works see expansion page 6

DPS heightens awareness of recent larcenies By Dara McBride News Editor

Isa Cueto noticed a spike in on-campus larcenies. “People are always coming by and saying they left stuff, and it’s gone now,” said Cueto, a junior management major who works at the information desk in the Schine Student Center. Cueto said many students have approached her for more information at the desk, but she doesn’t think there is an increase in larcenies — just that people are noticing them more, and the Department of Public Safety is emphasizing the crime. Since Jan. 1, DPS has reported 42 larcenies in the university area, according to DPS crime logs. Thirty of the 42 have occurred in buildings on University Place, Crouse Drive, College Place, University Avenue, Waverly Avenue, Marshall Street, Sims Drive and Stadium Place.

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roblems of the student veteran, involving those of academic nature and government status, were discussed by authorities in the field of education and veterans’ training last night at a general meeting of the veteran body. Outlining the veterans’ training program were Clarence Cook, training subdivision chief of the Batavia headquarters of the Veterans administration; Frank Piskor, dean of men; Dr. Ernest Reid, university coordinator of veterans’ affairs; and Dean Charles Noble of Hendricks Chapel. Cook told the ex-servicemen what is going on behind the scenes of the Veterans administration, explaining the delay in forwarding government allowances to student veterans. “The University regard you first as a student,” Dean Piskor told the veterans. He outlined the academic policy of the University, explaining the functions of the University academic committee regarding grade defi -

ciencies. The meeting was sponsored by the newly formed Student Veterans’ Assembly, which presented its constitution, aims and proposals for the veteran body. Bill Ehling, SVA chairman, outlined the machinery of the organization, based upon a general assembly of the veteran body allied with an executive committee. Veterans will appoint representatives from each living center to serve in the organization, Ehling said. Dean Noble appealed to the veterans to “help me make the things that Hendricks Chapel stands for popular on this campus. “ Speaking to those veterans in need of financial assistance, Dean Noble explained that “we have a fund at the chapel from which you may borrow until your government checks arrive.” — Compiled by Laurence Leveille, asst. copy editor, lgleveil@syr.edu


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Alumnus explores ad evolution By Emily Pompelia Contributing Writer

Six years before Ed Gala graduated from Syracuse University, Xerox Corporation advertised one of its first copiers during the 1977 Super Bowl. Now the vice president of marketing for Xerox, Gala compared that advertisement to different campaigns Xerox uses today, among other topics, at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Gala, a 1983 graduate from Newhouse, spoke about “The Power of Customization in a Cluttered World” on Monday. He was invited back to campus to speak as part of the Advertising Leadership Speaker Series. His speech concentrated on new innovations in mass communications for advertising and public relations but also stressed the significance of the overlapping of every communications field. “The things you’re learning now will look very different only a few

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talia roth | contributing photographer ed gala, the vice president of marketing for Xerox Corporation and a 1983 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, speaks to students Monday in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse III. Gala spoke on new innovations in mass communications.

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Members to ask smokers about initiative By Sean Cotter Staff Writer

Student Association Vice President Jessica Cunnington will present student feedback about the smoke-free campus initiative to the Syracuse University Tobacco Advisory Committee on Wednesday. Cunnington told SA members to speak with friends who smoke to get their opinions and ideas about the initiative by Wednesday. SA members will send their findings to Cunnington, who will create a report. The Tobacco Advisory Committee meets about once a month and consists of more than 20 people who

will have input on the initiative, she said. During Monday’s meeting, members also discussed admission rates to SU and a proposal to shrink the Special Neighborhood District east of the university. Cunnington previously said she and other SA members planned to walk around campus and interview smokers for their thoughts on the smoke-free campus initiative. The decision to have assemblymembers speak with friends is meant to be an easier and faster way to receive smokers’ opinions, Cunnington said. One idea that seems to be popular

hero Neal Casey’s goal for student renters Casey said he wants to make sure there is as much opportunity as possible for student renters in the area east of SU.

zero Members watching the basketball game At the end of the meeting on Monday, the lights dimmed in Maxwell Auditorium as SA members spent several minutes watching the SU men’s basketball game vs. Villanova on a projection screen.

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so far is a “smoking hut” — a place protected from the elements where one can smoke away from high volumes of people, Cunnington said. She said she might be in favor of this if they can get the funding to implement it for smokers. “It seems like that would be desirable over moving them 10 or 15 feet away,” she said. SA President Neal Casey spoke about a proposal to reduce the size of the Special Neighborhood District east of SU, where there are more limitations on rental housing, during the meeting. see sA page 6

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Sorority plans to raise funds for cancer foundation with Yogathon By Maddy Berner Contributing Writer

Gamma Phi Beta is taking breast cancer to the mat. The Syracuse University sorority will fight breast cancer — peacefully — at its first Yogathon on Feb.

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Gamma Phi Beta will hold a Yogathon to raise money for the Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation. Where: Hall of Languages, room 500 When: Feb. 27 How much: $7 in advance, $9 at the door 27. To raise awareness and prevention efforts for the disease, Gamma Phi will host two discounted yoga classes for students taught by instructors from the university. Orange U Yoga will hold sessions from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 500 of the Hall of Languages. Tickets will be sold Tuesday at the Schine Student Center for $7 and at the door the day of the event for $9. All of the money raised will benefit the Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundation was established in 1999 in memory of Elizabeth “Libby”

Ross by Libby’s close friend Maria Willner and daughter Lori Ross, according to the foundation’s website. Libby died from breast cancer in 1998, and the foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of women afflicted with breast cancer through unique support programs, such as through yoga, according to the website. Orange U Yoga’s coordinator Rachel Brenner is a family friend of co-founder Lori Ross, who Brenner said approached her about helping with the organization. “We had been discussing the financial difficulties her organization was having, so she asked me if I could think of anything we could do to get back on the map,” said Brenner, a senior television, radio and film major, in an e-mail. With many student organizations and greek life at SU, Brenner said she thought a college campus was the perfect place to hold an event. “I also thought that college students have this amazing belief that they can change the world, which could lead to large numbers of participants,” Brenner said. The foundation has provided a lot see yogathon page 6


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Adopting inclusive enrollment strategy will boost quality of SU education At last week’s University Senate meeting and in an editorial that appeared in The Daily Orange on Feb. 21, concerns were raised about Syracuse University’s admission rate during the past several years and that diversity among students had impacted quality. I want to take this opportunity to respond to those concerns and offer some thoughts on our admission strategy and enrollment goals. Today, SU is more popular than ever, with a record 25,000 applicants applying for admission this coming fall. Over the past several years, as we’ve grown and deepened our applicant pool, we have expanded our ability to continue improving the quality and strength of incoming classes. The demographic map of our student body shows that quality and socioeconomic diversity are not mutually exclusive. In fact, as SU’s percentage of low-income, Pell Grant-eligible students increased substantially, the average GPA of the incoming class reached the highest level ever, and SAT scores remained constant. Focusing on the admission rate, which is the percentage of applicants who are accepted, in and of itself is not a measure of quality or strength, as it focuses on those who are being rejected rather than those who are enrolling. Nonetheless, if one chooses to focus on that single metric, SU’s admission rate has decreased, from 71.4 percent in fall 2001 to 59.7

percent in fall 2010. Furthermore, the assertion that admission of low-income students drives up the admittance rate is wrong. In reality, a higher percentage of these students accept their offers of admission than other admitted applicants, as they typically apply to fewer institutions. Mathematically, the admission of lower-income students actually causes the admission rate to go down.  As we think about our long-term enrollment strategy, we seek geographic and socioeconomic diversity for both pragmatic and pedagogical reasons. Pragmatically, we know the population of high school graduates continues to decrease in the Northeast (our traditional base) but increase among families in the southern and western United States. This is one reason we have begun to expand our student recruitment base nationally on the West Coast and in the South and Southwest. Success in these areas will build stronger incoming classes, enrich the geographic diversity of the student body, secure our position among high school graduates and raise the overall profile and visibility of SU. Pedagogically, the quality of education is enhanced when students are a part of a campus community that is diverse on many levels, including geographic and socioeconomic diversity. We know there is great demand from

students for our immersion and SU Aboard programs nationally and internationally precisely because their educational experience is greatly improved by the diversity they experience in these locales. At home, we must also continue to reach out and attract students to Syracuse who are diverse on many levels. So, too, the educational experience is enhanced by bringing this diversity to our campus. With all the changes and challenges our nation and world are experiencing, more and more a great university will be defined by whom it reaches, not whom it rejects. Indeed, Student Association President Neal Casey spoke eloquently to this point at last week’s Senate meeting. He described his belief that this range of diversity has made SU a much stronger institution that better serves its student body by having students who challenge one another in many dimensions, in and out of the classroom, and bring an array of perspectives to intellectual and social engagement at Syracuse. It is clear that with our increasing popularity with applicants, the academic quality and diversity among our students, and fundraising and support for the university at an all-time high, the value of an SU education is strong. 

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Academic competitiveness, inclusivity not mutually exclusive During the University Senate meeting Wednesday, I was very surprised to hear the question raised about whether or not Syracuse University was compromising its reputation as a premiere academic institution in our quest to be a more inclusive campus. It seemed as if the professor was suggesting that there was an inherent tradeoff between the two options, but can we not have both? The competitiveness of our university is important to all of us as we prepare for our futures, and we expect our administrators to maintain a high level of competition. If you have been watching, they have done just that and more. Over the last 10 years, our acceptance rate has gone down while simultaneously offering opportunities to more students from all backgrounds and

all geographic regions. No tradeoff has to be made here; there is no reason why we cannot maintain competitive acceptance rates while still providing opportunities for every person to come to Syracuse. If we set aside the value of diversity, as suggested by The Daily Orange editorial from Monday, and explore the issue of class size, we can see the major strides our university has made with record high applications coming from strategic areas of the country and around the world. Studies have shown that the college student of the future will not necessarily come from the Northeast but from other areas of the country. Syracuse’s renewed popularity from New York City to Los Angeles and from Miami to Seattle bodes well for all of us as employers investigate

our academic credentials. As our university grows, your Student Association has been actively working with the university administration to address issues of housing, resources and support to ensure that every student has an enjoyable time here. This is evident in our work with Residence Hall Association to get students out of residence hall lounges and our continued work with USen committees to address available resources to our growing international student population. We’ll continue to represent you and address your concerns because they affect each and every one of us, as one inclusive campus.

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President Student Association, 55th Session

SU standards to remain in place despite rising inclusiveness The Daily Orange opinion piece about the increasing diversity of Syracuse University students makes a number of points. I would like to address three of them. First, the Editorial Board argues that current approaches reverse the efforts of three decades. This is backward. In 2002 the acceptance rate was 80 percent. Today it’s more than 20 percentage points lower.

Second, the Editorial Board suggests that we must choose between inclusiveness, on the one hand, and selectivity and prestige, on the other. It is specious to suggest the choice is between quality and diversity. This is the form of attack communities often face when change occurs. I bet it occurred nationally when Oberlin College admitted African-American students for the first time. It also was visible in discus-

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sions when Bryn Mawr opened as a women’s college. Edward Clarke prophesied in “Sex in Education” that the human race was doomed, that women would no longer procreate and that women’s ovaries would dry up. Efforts to open up educational opportunities for different segments of the population bring out those who are afraid of change even as they enable people who did not have a chance at a quality higher education like SU offers to have that chance. Third, the writer suggests that “putting the value of campus diversity aside,” we consider other issues. We cannot put campus diversity aside. We must put it at the center of our efforts in order that it not linger at the margins. Social change needs vision, energy and plans to accomplish. That is what this effort at an inclusive and quality institution demands and what has been put into place.

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Students can bring Winter Carnival back to former glory In the ’50s and ’60s, Syracuse University held one of the most wellattended and popular winter events on any American college campus: the Winter Carnival. The festivities occasionally attracted national media attention as hundreds of students participated in ice skating and hockey competitions, as well as formal dances reminiscent of high school prom. Though many of these types of events do not appeal to today’s student body, it’s too bad the Winter Carnival no longer pulls the student participation it once did. For many of today’s students who aren’t aware that SU holds the Winter Carnival, events this year include a chili cook-off, human dog-sled races and a Big Sean concert. A concert will certainly grab students’ interest, but a few tweaks may allow the Winter

editorial by the daily orange editorial board Carnival to regain its former glory. Carnival organizers can draw a bigger crowd by reaching out to big student organizations, perhaps roping in greek life and others that could snowball student participation. And in spite of student apathy toward a few well-intended events, charity work proves to rally SU students. Perhaps creating a central charity cause chosen by the students would draw a greater turnout, which is the case of the ever-popular Relay for Life. Students should take advantage of the time, money and energy organizers put into these few days that celebrate the essence of Syracuse life — winter.

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’ve been saying it since the last presidential election, and this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference has only reinforced it: For the past four years, the Republican Party has been significantly more divided than the Democrats. Nowhere was it more evident than at this year’s GOP Oscars, better known as the CPAC. The event hosted the country’s most prominent right-wing stars; everyone from yesterday’s news Donald Rumsfeld to the newly notorious Michelle Bachmann. This event was very much a prelude to what the American people can expect to see from the GOP in terms of primary battles for the party’s nomination to oppose President Barack Obama in 2012. Speakers gave their president-like speeches, talking about “a new time” and “dawn” in American history. Basically the usual rhetoric that plagues the mouths of politicians

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of both parties. However, one thing could not be clearer: the topic every speaker pounded the audience on, which was the deficit, the deficit and the deficit. Everyone from Ron Paul to Ann Coulter voiced their concern for the ever-growing bundle of debt the United States owes domestic and foreign bankers. As united as the right may be on the issue of the deficit, it cannot be more divided on where to cut it. The dispute predominately lies in cuts in the military budget. Libertarians argue for slashing it to a minimum by reducing spending on global military presence around the world, such as eliminating bases in Germany and Japan. The neocons, better known as the Bush Republicans, favor continued funding for military projects abroad, maintaining the United States’ role as the world’s watchdog. In his CPAC speech, former ambassador to the

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guest columnist United Nations John R. Bolton took a fierce stand against the Obama administration’s efforts to find areas in which to cut military funding. To a certain extent, Bolton is correct: Defense and military funding do not make up the largest part of our annual budget. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security make up the greatest part of the United States’ annual budget with a whopping 43 percent. Paleocons, or old-school conservatives, argue there is no longer a need for military bases in Germany or Spain. That they are nothing more than a mere waste of taxpayer dollars.

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This emergent split within the conservative movement was not difficult to observe at CPAC 2011. When it was announced Ron Paul had won the presidential straw poll with more than 31 percent of the vote, it seemed the entire Marriott Ballroom erupted with cheers. However, as soon as the applause ended, the boos came from what seemed to be the older folks in the audience. It seems very few conservatives are indifferent to Paul’s libertarian leanings — it’s either you love him or hate him. In the same poll, the runner-up was Mitt Romney, someone who is practically 180 degrees away from a libertarian or paleocon on the political spectrum, with 22 percent of the vote. CPAC 2011 was an indication of how big of a role the poorly publicized war within the Republican Party and conservative movement is going to play in 2012. Too many conservatives are fed up with Republicans’ false

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promises, as well as unsuccessful George W. Bush-era policies of tremendous deficits and outrageous spending. This is why more and more young people, namely college students, are jumping onboard the Ron Paul train. Nevertheless, perhaps this is a positive sign. For too long, the American people have been given the same two nuanced options. This is an indication that we are finally tired of the status quo two-party politics of D.C. Whether it is the GOP or the Democrats, a disagreement within a party is a good thing because it signifies that the people’s concerns are not being addressed, and it should give politicians all the more reason to listen with their ears rather than their wallets. Igor Gitstein is a sophomore economics major. He can be reached at igitstei@syr.edu.

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the organized capacity of people to care for one another, according to its website. The money could go to a general fund, or donors could request where it is applied. Almost 300 of the 765 donors gave donations to specific charities, Miller said. More than 330 donors gave their contributions to wherever the need was greatest. Miller said she believes United Way officials determine the greatest need. The campaign is important to the Syracuse and Onondaga County community, said Tony Callisto, vice chair of the United Way campaign and chief of the Department of Public Safety. The nonprofit organizations in the community serve the needs of the hungry and abused, as well as those with physical difficulties, among others, Callisto said.

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An ordinance exists in the area requiring property owners to have one off-street parking spot for each potential bedroom before owneroccupied homes can be converted into rental homes. The ordinance, adopted in June 2010, is currently being challenged in court. Casey attended a meeting Thursday in Syracuse City Hall about the proposal to shrink the Special Neighborhood District. He said on Monday his goal was to make sure there is as much opportunity for student renters as possible. “When we have the opportunity to have housing in a close neighborhood, why would we try to limit that?” he said. One issue the city should look at is the landlords’ enforcement of codes rather than the size of the district, he said. Casey also spoke about what he called a downward trend in the acceptance rate of students to SU. The acceptance rates reached 80 percent in 2002, according to Casey’s report. This compares to approximately 60 percent of applicants SU admitted in 2010, according to a Feb. 17 article in The Daily Orange. But last year’s percentage represents an increase from the previous two years, when SU admitted 53 percent and less than 50 percent of applicants, respectively, according to the article. Casey said the acceptance rates have generally decreased since 2002, while the number of applications has increased in recent years. This mirrors an increase in the quality and diversity of students at SU, for which the university aims, he said.

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for women in the past, including all-expensespaid yoga retreats, she said. Yoga is a popular activity among college women, so Brenner felt it was appropriate to use it for Gamma Phi’s fundraiser. The goal of the event is to raise money, Brenner said, but it isn’t the prime objective. “We want to put young people into action to help fight this disease,” she said. Sarah McCarthy, a senior public relations major and event participant, said she is close to cancer already because she dealt with cancer in her immediate family and helped a friend deal with her mother’s breast cancer battle. “Cancer is a very important cause for me because my brother Jeremiah has been battling

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Callisto said his way of serving the community is making sure hungry people in the community are fed through the Food Bank of Central New York, where he has served as the president of the Board of Directors for the past few years. The food bank is a recipient agency of United Way. It was not surprising the diverse mix of faculty, staff and students in the SU community was able to increase the money raised by 7 percent, Callisto said. The campaign worked to involve more students, which he said helped increase contributions. The Dollar Day at the Dome brought in double the amount normally given, and Callisto said almost all students solicited for funds outside of the game. “People here recognize that there’s an increase need based on the challenges of the economy,” he said. “Folks were able to step up here, and I am very proud of the community.” medelane@syr.edu

“That’s what adds to an overall quality of education,” he said. Other business discussed: • The assembly elected the following eight students to the Finance Board for this session: Lauren Miller, a sophomore marketing major; Jean Lee, a sophomore finance and accounting major; Britni Jefferson, a junior economics major; Adam Arywitz, a sophomore finance major; Stephen DeSalvo, a freshman chemical engineering major; Greston Gill, a sophomore accounting major; Jerry Huang, a sophomore finance and accounting major; and Ryan Balton, a senior television, radio and film and policy studies major. • SA will conduct a survey to get student opinion about meal plans. The survey will address, among other topics, the possibility of rollover meals from week to week, said Assemblymember PJ Alampi. • SA plans to launch a website by the end of April called YourStudentFee.syr.edu, which will allow students to see as much relevant information as possible about the way the university spends the student fee. • SA conducted a survey of University College students to investigate the ease of access to university events and whether they want to have to pay a student activity fee. Many UC students reported having problems gaining access to events, but there were mixed results as to whether there should be a mandatory activity fee. • Graduate students can no longer live in on-campus university housing next year, said Taylor Carr, chair of the Student Life Committee. There are a little less than 100 students who currently live on campus, Carr said. spcotter@syr.edu

“We want to put young people into action to help fight this disease.”

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brain cancer for nine years this upcoming May,” she said in an e-mail. “I try to participate in fundraisers that help any type of cancer.” Brenner said she hopes to expand the program to 16 other universities nationwide, and the support she received from her sorority sisters blew her away. She said: “We have all come together to use our individual talents to make this happen.” mjberner@syr.edu

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years after you graduate,” Gala said. “We are moving from mass communications to mass customization.” He started the event describing his time at Newhouse with tough professors, such as one who would drop students’ papers by whole letter grades every time a grammatical error occurred. “Ds and Fs weren’t uncommon. I think I got an ‘N’ once,” Gala said. Gala’s lecture was divided into a threeprong message on integrated marketing, personalization and marketing activity tailored to customers. Gala stressed the importance of brands and how they determine what people say and think about an individual or product. Xerox uses more than 50 million customer touchpoints that brand Xerox, Gala said. He said touchpoints allow trust and strong customer relations with a company. Xerox uses the Internet, social media, mobile and direct marketing, and other kinds of mass media to reach customers. “I thought it was really interesting to see the changes in commercials by Xerox,” said Alex Solimanto, a freshman broadcast journalism and political science major. “What stuck out to me was how much Xerox changed from the first commercial he showed to the last

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Officers are reminding those in the campus community to watch their belongings, and signs about the larcenies are hung up in public campus areas. A DPS officer visited Cueto’s ethics class this week and spoke to the class about the larcenies. The number of larcenies is not a serious increase, but it is a spike that can happen from time to time, said Drew Buske, deputy director and deputy chief of DPS. Officers are working to develop leads and a possible suspect for a number of larcenies that have occurred in academic buildings since the beginning of the spring semester. DPS officers are interviewing victims and working with the Syracuse Police Department to solve the larceny cases. DPS sent out an e-mail to the student listserv Feb. 10 stating public safety officers have investigated the theft of several larcenies and personal property stolen from academic buildings on campus. In each instance, property went missing after an individual left it unattended, according to the e-mail. The e-mail reminded students to never leave personal property unattended, even for a moment, and directed students with questions or concerns to contact DPS. Jenn Horvath, public information officer for DPS, said she has not

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into Schine Student Center and Kimmel Food Court, said Sara Miller, associate director of news services, in an e-mail. The university will also add more beverage- and food-vending services in Watson Hall, she said. Food Works employees will not lose their jobs but be reassigned to different locations, she said. “It’s not like we don’t think they’re useful,”

one. The ads are changing as quickly as the industry.” Gala’s next topic was the power of personalization. He used products, such as M&Ms, Heinz Ketchup and online photo albums, as examples of companies reaching clients through personalization. “Personalization is a great technique for catching someone’s attention. With personalization, less is more,” said Andrew Steinbach, a freshman advertising major. A new advertising technique Xerox uses is advertising for products on personal invoices, Gala said. In connection with Xerox, a bank in Japan called Mitsui Sumitomo now prints advertisements catering to its customers on their credit card statements, he said. After processing customers’ transactions, he said, Mitsui Sumitomo can tailor advertisements to their spending patterns. “This kind of marketing activity is still in its early stages but is maturing quickly,” Gala said. Gala also discussed marketing activity by highlighting the scanning code available for smartphones. Now on boarding passes, fliers and business cards, this barcode allows print media to be physically embedded in digital media, he said. “Welcome to the new world of advertising,” Gala said. “Is it above the line? Is it below the line? Who cares? Customers demand it. They want to be treated as individuals.” empompel@syr.edu

gotten any queries from the campus community about the larcenies. DPS does not typically put out notices, such as the one from Feb. 10, to students but decided to notify them this time because of the belief that multiple larcenies may have been committed by the same person, Buske said. He said he was certain the same individual committed a couple of the larcenies. These larcenies are not different from other rashes of larcenies that have happened in the past, Buske said. There were 36 larcenies on campus by this time last year, and 26 of them occurred on Main Campus, according to DPS crime logs. There were 29 by this time in 2009, and 25 of them occurred on Main Campus, according to the logs. Electronics and laptops left in the open have frequently been taken in this year’s incidents. Unattended belongings are “very attractive to those who are basically out shopping,” Buske said. In a Feb. 4 Eggers Hall larceny, a MacBook valued at $1,400 was stolen after it was left unattended for about 10 minutes in a basement study area for graduate students. In a Feb. 1 larceny in Sims Hall, a wallet was stolen from an unattended purse. Students, staff and visitors need to remove the opportunity for a larceny to occur and protect their own belongings, Buske said. “It’s all opportunity,” he said. dkmcbrid@syr.edu

Brewer said about Food Works. “It’s not like we wanted to dominate the space.” Brewer hopes to complete expansion for Z89 by the fall, but it depends on where the funding will come from and how long it will take to receive it, he said. He also said he currently does not know the entire funding plan, as it may involve a lot of different people and places. “We’re not going to just start jumping into something we don’t think we can pay for,” he said. “We want to do it right rather than do it rushed.” mcboren@syr.edu


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iet soda is a staple in Chase Morgan’s life. He has been drinking diet soda for as long as he can remember. Typically, he drinks one to two cans per day. “I really can’t go for a day without diet soda,” said Morgan, a senior broadcast journalism major. “If I do, I’ll get a slight headache — not terrible, but I need my sodas.” Morgan said he only drinks diet soda because he thinks they are healthier for having less sugar. But diet soda is not necessarily the best substitute for regular sugar-filled drinks, according to new research. Research from a number of experiments presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2011 showed that people who drink diet soda have a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and vascular-related events than those who do not drink soda at all, according to a Feb. 9 news release on the American Heart Association’s website. The multiethnic Northern Manhattan Study, which had 2,564 participants, showed people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 per-

cent higher risk of heart problems than non-soda drinkers, according to the release. The high level of sodium in diet soda is a problem, said Dennis Bullard, a resident nurse at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University’s Upstate Connect, a free health information and referral service. “We all have salt in our bodies,” Bullard said. “In fact, our bodies are 9 percent salt, but you have to keep everything balanced. Too much sodium can cause high blood pressure and strokes.” In the Manhattan study, researchers divided participants into seven groups based on how much and what kind of soda they said they drank. The categories were no soda, meaning less than one soda per month; moderate regular soda only; daily regular soda; moderate diet soda only; daily diet soda only; and both diet and regular soda, according to the release.

Factors such as participants’ age, race or ethnicity, sex, smoking status, alcohol consumption, exercise and daily caloric intake were among those taken into consideration in the study, according to the release. Scientists reported 559 vascular events during an average follow-up of 9.3 years, according to

the release. Vascular events included ischemic stroke, which occurs as a result of a barrier within a blood vessel taking blood to the brain. “You’d think being diet it would be healthier because it has less sugar,” said Uchenna Mbawuike, a senior biology major. “But whether it’s regular or diet, it’s all chemicals. To really be healthy, stop drinking soda.” Bullard, the resident nurse, said if someone has a health concern, he or she should check in with a physician. He suggested keeping the salt intake to 4,000 milligrams or 4 grams of salt and cutting down on soda if sensitive to salt. “But I wouldn’t tell people in general to stop drinking diet soda,” Bullard said. “Just be smart.” afkrenge@syr.edu

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our ram is bigger than yours will let you focus on the Internet, so you can stop worrying about your computer.” Essentially, Google is separating the computer and the Internet while allowing them to work in tandem more seamlessly and efficiently. Chrome OS will use the Web as the computer’s hard drive. No files will be stored on computers, and no software will be installed to the memory. Need to type out a document using a word processor? Just open the application tab in the

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get the best grades.” At its prime from 1940-68, Winter Weekend meant a three- to five-day celebration comprising winter sport competitions at Drumlins, elaborate snow sculptures, the coronation of a snow queen and two dances. It caught national media attention. “A couple of the winters, it seemed like the snow never melted. Into the spring, you were walking on sidewalks two or three or four feet higher than the concrete,” Harrington said. Winter Carnival “was

In 1929, the Women’s Athletic Association teamed up with the SU Outing Club to hold a carnival in February. A bus took women for a day of skiing, toboggan races and dinner. Three years later, then-junior Joe Aebischer expanded the event. He collected a $50 anonymous donation check and 50 cents from each fraternity and sorority to launch the first official coed Winter Carnival. “Economic times were tough,” Aebischer wrote, looking back on his time at SU in a 1993 article in SU Orange Peel magazine. “The banks

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tem on store shelves or available for download. The only way to use Chrome OS is to purchase a new device created to be compatible with it. If you’re a tad impatient and want to experience a version of this new operating system beyond the demo videos, you can download Chromium OS for free from the Web. Chromium is the open source version of Chrome, developed by Google and independent builders alike. So the next time your system crashes or some life-or-death file magically disappears from your desktop, just remember Google Chrome OS is on the way. And using yet one more quote from a Google demo video, prepare to “experience waitlessness,” pun intended.

were still closed, money was scarce and campus fun was at a low ebb. But I knew snow was free and felt what Syracuse needed was a carnival.” Aebischer organized the day of snow sports, but when he went to Drumlins to talk to the owner about holding a dance, he got a resounding “no.” The floors had recently been varnished and would not withstand shoe abrasion. So Aebischer vowed every dancer would take his or her shoes off upon arrival. And there the Stockingfoot dance, a 38-year-old tradition, was born. “Trying to find your shoes at the end of the evening made for a real mixer and many a campus romance began,” Aebischer wrote. Students stood in line for hours to buy tickets (55 cents for a couple in 1940).

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“Snow fun like Winter Weekend” The Daily Orange headline, Feb. 12, 1954 By the 1950s, the event had grown to one of the largest in the region. Snow sport competitions included Cornell University and Colgate University participants. The ice skating competition was so serious that some students complained when amateurs were allowed to skate. Joanne Lafaro Moore, Class of 1955, judged the snow sculpture contest her senior year. Originally limited to fraternity and sorority members, the competition opened up a second category for non-Greek entries in 1941. “It was the best part,” said Moore, who celebrated her 55th college reunion in October 2010. Moore remembers driving around with the judges, mostly art professors, and taking notes on the 71 entries that year. The theme was “Frozen Fables” and was about characters or themes from fairy tales. Many mythological creations were all impressive enough to remain imprinted in Moore’s mind 52 years later. The carnival Moore knew in the 1950s continued to grow. In 1966, the university approved the largest budget ever granted to a university weekend: $26,000. By 1968, when the student body became more politically involved with the war in Vietnam, snow sculptures were politicized. Theta Chi won the competition in 1968 for its “Johnson 1868 to Johnson 1968” sculpture of President

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a.m. and the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike in front of Goldstein at 7 p.m. Another free event is the Human Dog Sled Relay in Walnut Park on Friday at 3 p.m. The Human Bowling event will take place at the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, followed by late-night skating until midnight. “There are a lot of great events that cost little

Jessica Smith is an information management and technology and television, radio and film dual major. Her column appears every Tuesday, and she can be reached at jlsmit22@syr.edu.

Modern meltdown By the late 1960s, the weekend’s popularity had petered out as political activeness and a draft garnered most student attention. A revival in 2003 attempted to bring the weekend back but was ironically postponed because of too much snow. Since its revival, the Winter Carnival has become a different kind of celebration. The competitive skiing and ice skating has been replaced with more carefree activities, such as human dogsled races, snow shoeing and chili cook-offs. In 2005 students turned out to break the record for the world’s largest snowball, but in 2006 only 13 people turned up to break the snow angel record (1,780 short of breaking that record). But today’s 25-member Traditions Commission doesn’t see recent winter carnivals as a decline in spirit but as a different vocalization of school pride. “Today spirit is just expressed in a different way,” said Courtney Jones, the Tradition Commission’s consultant and Student Life program coordinator. “And that’s reflective of the culture of campus and of America. Today it’s perfectly acceptable to make your Facebook status ‘Can’t wait for Winter Carnival.’” Jones hopes to see this year’s event bring the campus together. “It’s a large campus, and there are certain times when we all pull together — usually it’s for sports — but I hope Winter Weekend has that effect, so whether you talk to an alum of ‘56 or ‘78 or 2013, they all experienced Winter Carnival in some way, shape or form.” Matfess, the current co-chair, ended the Winter Carnival meeting Friday by emphasizing the importance of using social networking to get the message out about this year’s events. She’s excited about the coming week but said she can’t help feeling a bit envious of the Winter Weekends of days gone by. “I wish I was a student in 1950 all the time,” Matfess said. “It’d be great to see it at its prime. But that’s kind of what we’re trying to do here by bringing Winter Carnival back to its roots. It’s still all about beating the winter blues.” jmterrus@syr.edu

or nothing at all,” said Sarah Ross Cappella, an Office of Student Activities staff member involved in the carnival’s planning. Cappella is excited for students to get out and embrace the winter weather. Said Cappella: “The goal for Winter Carnival is to provide a way for students to get out and beat the winter blues and do something fun in the Syracuse weather,” she said. rjmarvin@syr.edu


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daily orange file photo Students dance in 1957’s “Fantasy in Frost” Snow-Ball, a formal during the Winter Carnival. Fake snow fell from the ceiling to reinvent the typical winter weather.

Winter Carnival committee strives to restore tradition to former glory By Julia Terruso Staff Writer

anielle Matfess sat in the Winter Carnival planning meeting on an unusually warm Friday and glanced out the window into the glaring afternoon sun. “Let’s hope we get some snow in the next few days,” she said. The thaw, an unexpected 50-degree day following weeks of below-freezing

temperatures, could threaten the upcoming week of snow events. Matfess, a Syracuse University sophomore and co-chair of the Winterfest planning team, shared a dilemma countless SU alumni before her have faced: warm temperatures threatening the Winter Carnival. In its peak during the 1940s and 1950s, a pre-Winter Carnival thaw didn’t mean a sloppy snow sculpture contest or the canceling of a

human dogsled race. It meant postponing the “best weekend of the year.” Winter Carnival, formerly Winter Weekend, has characterized winter at SU since 1929. It’s taken different forms throughout the decades and seen varied turnouts and budgets. But the meaning behind it — a celebration of all things cold and wintry in a never-ending frosty February — remains the same. Ron Harrington, from the Class of

1960, was the president of his senior class and of the Traditions Commission, which planned Winter Weekend. “Oh my gosh. Those weekends were a big deal,” Harrington said from his home in Ventura, Calif. “It was the best weekend of the year and kind of a blowing off of steam after finals. You could either celebrate if you did well or commiserate with others if you didn’t see history page 8

Winter Carnival events to boost moods in ‘gloomy weather’ By Rob Marvin Staff Writer

Amid the Syracuse winter’s mountains of snow and blizzard winds, the campus will soon come alive with a flurry of activities. “It’s a break in the gloomy weather to bring some fun to the campus,” said Winter Carnival Chair Beth Ann Kieft, a senior public relations and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major. The 2011 Syracuse University Winter Carnival will take place from

Wednesday, Feb. 23, to Sunday, Feb. 27, and will offer a variety of events throughout the entire campus. There are time-tested favorites, such as the annual chili cook-off, and new ones, such as the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike around South Campus. “This tradition includes a lot of fun events for students to participate in over the week, just to enjoy the snowy weather and everything that it has to offer,” Kieft said. Kieft is one of three student chairs, 20 committee members and two staff

members from the Office of Student Activities and several event staffers involved in this year’s carnival. The festivities kick off with free food and hot chocolate in the Schine Student Center on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Some of the activities include arts and crafts, trivia and karaoke. Its complement: Winter Carnival Nights, which will take place Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Goldstein Student Center on South Campus. A bigger attraction for the Winter Carnival is University Union’s Big

Sean and Donnis concert in Schine Underground on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Other Schine Underground shows include the Pride Union Drag Show Preliminaries with special guest Samantha Vega on Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Groovestand A Cappella Invitational on Friday at 8 p.m. SU’s Best Dance Crew competition takes place Friday at 7 p.m. in Schine’s Goldstein Auditorium. Similar to America’s Best Dance Crew, the audience will choose the top three finalists via a texting poll.

Otto’s Army will host a pep rally and viewing party for the SU vs. Georgetown University men’s basketball game Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Snacks, including wings and nachos, will be provided in Schine Room 304. “It’s a great way to enjoy the game and act like we’re in the student section since we can’t actually be at the game,” Kieft said. Several free events on Thursday include the chili cook-off in front of Huntington Beard Crouse Hall at 11 see carnival page 8


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No surprises Radiohead’s ‘The King of Limbs’ maintains group’s style, lacks energy despite album’s hype By Erik van Rheenen

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adiohead has more tricks up its sleeve than Harry Houdini. Four years after the alternative rock group released its album “In Rainbows” in a groundbreaking “pay what you want” format that caused fans to swoon and critics to rave, the band returned to the public eye with a second stroke of public relations brilliance. The band endeared itself to its loyal fan base on Valentine’s Day by announcing the members would release “The King of Limbs,” their much-awaited follow-up effort, four days after they just announced they had started working on a new album. Radiohead has chalked up another victory for successfully revving up its hype machine with the quick turnaround from the announcement to the actual release. But after four years of writing and recording, it came as a letdown that the album is the band’s shortest to date. Radiohead is a band that needs no introduction in the indie rock scene, but the band’s juggernaut status may have inflated the members’ egos and detracted

from their work ethic. The album starts with Colin Greenwood tickling the ivories on “Bloom” but rapidly warps into experimental territory with guitar distortions and ambient electronic programming, a far cry from the organic sounds of “In Rainbows.” On “Bloom,” frontman Thom Yorke displays his knack for incoherent warbling, which is overshadowed by the thundering orchestral arrangement of the song. “Morning Mr. Magpie” brings Radiohead back to its roots, driven by Jonny Greenwood’s staccato guitar riffs and brother Colin’s thumping bass grooves. The track starkly contrasts the opener, breathing new life and energy into the album that “Bloom” sorely lacked. “Little By Little” is as brooding as a teenager who shops at Hot Topic, as the diverse instrumentation creates a dark, lonely, sonic atmosphere Radiohead fondly inhabits for much of “The King of Limbs.” Drummer Phil Selway does his best work on the kit on this angst track, effectively pacing Yorke’s melancholy-ridden whispery vocals. However, the middle of the album

stumbles with the discordant “Feral,” which comes across as a filler track, something an album with only eight songs does not need. Although it can easily be construed as nothing more than an unnecessary interlude, Yorke’s vocals are all over the place, and it sounds as though the rest of the band members all decided to play different songs at the same time. The album’s first single is “Lotus Flower,” a track that jumbles pop sensibilities with progressive-rock experimentation. It ultimately comes across as if Vampire Weekend spent an afternoon in the studio with Daft Punk. It’s Radiohead’s most conventional, radio-friendly song on the album but seems misplaced in the track listing, sandwiched between “Feral” and “Codex.” If “Lotus Flower” is the brightest star on the album, “Codex” is the black hole that sucks the energy from its lead-in track and becomes entirely devoid. The song is a fairly straightforward piano ballad with triumphant horns blaring in the background, but Yorke’s apathetic vocals fail to convey the emotion a track like “Codex” needs to have to

be effective. “Give Up the Ghost” starts with Yorke hitting a falsetto over the sounds of birds chirping, which is probably meant as a metaphor for the natural feel of the song. The acoustic guitar and tribal-style drumming are refreshing following an electrically topheavy start to the album, and the track is a sheer breath of fresh air and tranquility. Album closers have become something of a calling card for Radiohead over the band’s discography, and “Separator” is no exception. Yorke’s vocals ring out over vibrant bass riffs and jaunty drumming, and the track brings a burst of much-needed energy as the track meanders its way to a finish. Radiohead knows its audience and caters to it with “The King of Limbs.” This is a Radiohead album meant for Radiohead fans. It’s probably not the best starting place for listeners who are trying to get into Radiohead and is a grower of an album, but the pop sensibilities and nifty electronic effects are enough to captivate even Radiohead’s most outspoken critics. ervanrhe@syr.edu

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SU survives strange end to 1st half By Andrew L. John and Tony Olivero The Daily Orange

PHILADELPHIA — “Horrendous” and “awful” were the two words Jim Boeheim used to describe Syracuse’s end to the first half in the Orange’s 69-64 win over Villanova on Monday. Holding a seven-point lead after one of its best first halves of the season, 44 seconds of turmoil unfolded for SU in front of Boeheim’s eyes. By the end of it, the Wildcats cut Syracuse’s threepossession lead to a slim two points. Still, Boeheim said he was fine with the half as a whole. SU held a lead over Villanova on the road, and that trumped anything else. “It was crazy, it was a bad ending,” Boeheim said. “But you go into the locker room. You go up two on the road.” The lead may have washed out the bitter taste of the end-of-half debacle, but it remained one of the biggest 45-second mishaps in Big East basketball all year. It all started with a rare mistake from Scoop Jardine on the night, as he carried the Orange with 10 points in the half. Jardine made an errant pass crosscourt, which was stolen and converted into a layup by Villanova guard Maalik Wayns. Boeheim then subbed Jardine out as he collected his third foul. Four seconds later, SU small forward Kris Joseph picked up his third foul and was removed from the game with SU up five. Then came the nightmarish conclusion to the half. Villanova forward Isaiah Armwood was at the free-throw line, and after hitting his first free throw, Brandon Triche was whistled for a lane violation. Armwood took another shot. This time, Baye Moussa Keita was whistled for a violation. The normally chipper freshman center then provided a dramatic enough gesture to be whistled for a technical foul. Now down four, the Wildcats sent a 94 percent free-throw shooter in Corey Stokes to the line. Stokes made 1-of-2 attempts. Then Armwood stepped back to the line for his second free throw, which was delayed due to Moussa Keita’s lane violation and technical foul. Armwood made the free throw to pull the Wildcats within two. From the sidelines, the player who started it all, Jardine, was as confused as everyone else. And he was just as shocked at what had transpired.

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this game on their minds after that. And Jardine went out and had one of his best performances of the season — adding six assists and four rebounds to his point total. “It was a big win,” Jardine said. “It’s always great just to win. Villanova is, of course, our rival now because people know me from Philly. … We knew what they took from us up at our home, and we wanted to get back at them.” All three got started early. With SU down 6-0 to start the game, Jardine guided the Orange back, scoring seven points on a 13-1 run. He was noticeably aggressive, taking the ball to the rack and pulling up for jumpers without hesitation. Meanwhile, Jackson dominated inside.

brandon weight | asst. photo editor jim boeheim speaks to his team during Syracuse’s 69-64 win over Villanova on Monday. The Orange relinquished a seven-point lead in the first half and went into halftime with only a two-point advantage. Syracuse committed three fouls during that span. “I don’t know,” Jardine said when asked what happened. “I was on the bench. Every time I turn around, there is one of these calls on us. It was crazy.”

Fair OK after first-half scare C.J. Fair said he got scared when he came down hard on his ankle early in Monday’s game. He said he thought it might be worse than it was. With Syracuse leading by two with 14:31 to play in the first half, Fair rolled his ankle off a drive toward the basket. He stayed on the ground for a few moments, grimacing in pain before he was helped off the floor and subsequently brought to the locker room. The injury was first described as a sprained ankle. But it was believed to be not too serious, evidenced by Fair returning to the floor not long after. “I wouldn’t call it a sprain,” Fair said. “I sprained the ankle earlier in the year, and this time I just tweaked it a little bit. I just panicked when it happened because it scared me.”

Coming off another stellar effort Saturday against Rutgers, Jackson converted on 8-of-9 shots and controlled the paint defensively. Waiters got his shot going early, too, scoring for the first time in four games. “When we come home, we just want to beat Nova,” Jackson said. “Just to come home to Philly and play Nova, all your family is here. Your friends that you went to high school with and people you used to know just want to support you. That’s a lot of love, and I think it helps you to play harder.” Jardine and Jackson played a two-man game the entire night. When Jackson wasn’t open inside, Jardine created for himself. Starters Kris Joseph and Brandon Triche contributed as well. Jardine didn’t mind playing the role of the villain in his hometown, crashing Senior Night and silencing the once-deafening crowd.

Fair was limited with his lateral movement but still managed to make a contribution with four points in 30 minutes of action. Defensively, he and Rick Jackson were the enforcers down low. Boeheim second-guessed himself after the game, saying he may have pushed the freshman too hard when he put him back in the game. “C.J. turned his ankle,” Boeheim said. “I probably shouldn’t have gone with him as much as I did, but he’s just been so steady for us.” Fair has the rest of the week to rest the ankle and get treatment before heading to Washington, D.C., as SU faces Georgetown on Saturday. When asked if he would be ready to go, Fair didn’t hesitate. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” Fair said. “For sure.”

Orange halts Wildcats’ 3-point shooting After watching film of the last time Syracuse faced Villanova earlier this season, the Orange made a concrete effort not to let the Wildcats get clean looks from the outside.

He showed that when, coming back into the game with the four fouls, he immediately took his man off the dribble and sank a 14-foot floater. Minutes later, with Nova’s momentum at its highest, Jardine pulled up from the top of the key and drilled a 3. It was his way of displaying the player he has become since he left Philadelphia. “My high school coach right there,” Jardine said of Neumann-Goretti’s Carl Arrigale. “(He) put up with me for four years, when I was crazy.” And with the shot that led to the giant grin, Jardine helped SU avenge an earlier-season defeat and surpass its rival in the conference standings. “When it got down to one, they ran the screen, and they went behind him on that screen,” Boeheim said. “That was the ballgame.” aljohn@ syr.edu

Force them inside. That was the defensive goal Monday. “In Syracuse, these guys, we gave them a lot of room, and they made 3s,” Boeheim said. “Tonight, we wanted to push up on them. We knew it would open up the drive … I thought our big guys did a pretty good job of when they did drive.” The result was 5-for-26 (19.2 percent) shooting from beyond the arc for the Wildcats. A stark contrast from the 11-for-24 the team shot from downtown on Jan. 22 inside the Carrier Dome. Stopping the 3 was so strongly emphasized that SU players flew out to the arc with reckless abandon, even putting Villanova’s shooters on the line at times. “Last time what killed us was they got too many open 3s,” Joseph said. “This time, only Corey Stokes got 3s, and that was key for us. We made a conscious effort to get out to the shooters, and I think we did a good job with that.” aljohn@syr.edu aolivero@syr.edu

“Just to come home to Philly and play Nova, all your family is here. Your friends that you went to high school with and people you used to know just want to support you. That’s a lot of love, and I think it helps you to play harder.” Rick Jackson

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press by finding Waiters wide open streaking down the court. The freshman locked in on the rim, focused on nothing but a dunk. Bell flew to Waiters in a last-ditch effort to keep the Wildcats’ comeback alive. He crashed into Waiters at the rim. “I knew he was going to try to foul me hard,” Waiters said. “I tried to get my footing right so I wouldn’t miss. He was coming full force. I wasn’t trying to get my legs taken from me, and I just tried to get a bucket.” What was originally called an intentional foul — though later reduced to a normal personal foul — left Waiters on the ground for several seconds with a bruised hip. He clutched his wrist of his shooting hand after he stood up. Boeheim and referee Michael Stephens had words after the call, during which Waiters found a seat on the bench. It was called a “hard foul,” Boeheim said. Boeheim purposefully called a timeout with the intention of grilling Stephens on the call. While the referee and coach spoke, Waiters recovered from Bell’s foul. Sitting on the bench to catch his breath — and perhaps recover from the lick he took — Waiters recited to himself the most basic of basketball self-help lines. “I just got myself together and said, ‘Come on, kid. These are the shots you want to take in the big-time games,’” Waiters said. And in front of what he estimated were 40 members of his friends and family, he stepped to the line. In front of those 40, including Jardine’s former head coach at Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) High School, Carl Arrigale, Waiters undertook

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the same free-throw routine he carried out in Neumann’s gym as an eighth grader. One dribble, spin, shoot. Swoosh. Twice.

The freshman hit his shots and waved goodbye to the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center, his team leaving with a win.

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“It was a big win. It’s always great just to win. Villanova is, of course, our rival now because people know me from Philly. … We knew what they took from us up at our home, and we wanted to get back at them.”

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brandon weight | asst. photo editor Dion Waiters gets fouled by Villanova’s James Bell in Syracuse’s 69-64 win over the Wildcats on Monday. The freshman Waiters hit his two free throws to help seal the victory for the Orange after the hard foul in his return to his hometown of Philadelphia.

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Scoop Jardine Jardine went off for one of his most impressive performances this season, finishing with 20 points, six assists and four rebounds. After re-entering the game with four fouls, he scored six points in the final six-plus minutes.

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Jardine’s counterpart, Fisher, only hurt his team in his 38 minutes Monday. He shot a dismal 3-of-16 from the field, including 0-of-8 from beyond the 3-point line. It came after he scored 16 points against Syracuse on Jan. 22.

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Hall looks to end slump as SU travels to take on Cincinnati By Zach Brown Staff Writer

Elashier Hall was on her way to becoming Syracuse’s star. The sophomore averaged 15.8 points per game and shot 47.5 percent from the field through an 11-game stretch from a Dec. 22 game against Clemson to a Jan. 29 game versus South Florida. She hit 17-ofWho: Cincinnati Where: Fifth Third Arena 32 shots from 3-point When: Tonight, 7 p.m. range. She scored double-digit points in all of those games except a nine-point outing against Marquette. But against Notre Dame on Feb. 1, that streak came to a crashing halt. Hall missed the only three shots she took in South Bend, Ind., and failed to score in SU’s 71-48 loss. The game was the beginning of a severe dip in the guard’s offensive production. Hall refused to call her past six games a slump, but the numbers prove otherwise. Her scoring average has plummeted to 4.7 points per game on 22.5 percent shooting in the recent stretch. She also knocked down just two 3-pointers in February after being deadly from beyond the arc during that 11-game hot streak. Hall will look to reverse the trend Tuesday when Syracuse (19-7, 7-6 Big East) takes on Cin-

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cinnati (8-17, 1-12) at 7 p.m. in Cincinnati. “It’s growing pains for her,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She’s got to understand, it’s really out of respect because a team’s gameplanning for you, and they fly out and they run double teams. That means that they really respect her game.” Hall showed signs of a recovery Saturday against St. John’s by scoring 10 points in SU’s 78-67 win. But prior to that outing, her highest total in the subpar stretch had been seven against DePaul on a 3-for-13 shooting effort. In her mind, the main difference has been Syracuse’s game plans. The goal in recent games has been to pound the ball inside and let the Orange bigs overpower the opposition. SU’s frontcourt scoring has been up in recent contests, but there’s another area of Hall’s game that has contributed to her lack of production. “Obviously shooting,” she said when asked what worked for her in the hot stretch. “Just going hard, playing hard. That’s what I do every game. I don’t know. Maybe something clicked in those games.” As things started to click for Hall, though, opponents started paying her more attention. Hillsman said he first saw it after the sophomore tallied back-to-back 20-plus point efforts against Rutgers on Jan. 11 and West Virginia on Jan. 15. Defenders fly out and contest her shots quicker

andrew renneisen | staff photographer Elashier Hall is averaging only 4.7 points on 22.5 percent shooting in her past six games. She’ll look to turn that around Tuesday in the Orange’s game at Cincinnati. than they used to. Opponents double-team her and force her to dribble instead of giving her catch-and-shoot opportunities. “I guess now she can see it,” Hillsman said. “And now she understands people are not going to let you just come downcourt and let you get free shots when you are a prolific scorer. And she proved to be that.” Sophomore Carmen Tyson-Thomas and senior Erica Morrow both said the best thing to do in a slump is to stay confident and shoot out of it. Morrow added she can provide some help for Hall in games, but a lot of it still falls on the sophomore to work her way through the struggles. “Just as a point guard, it’s my job to put her in

positions to score,” Morrow said. “And then from there, it’s in her hands.” Hillsman agreed the burden is on Hall to fight her way back to the level of production she was at earlier this year. He said the sophomore has to create more opportunities for herself to get going. She did that a little more Saturday, knocking down 4-of-9 shots against St. John’s. And Hall is still confident — slump or not — that she can rise to the occasion when the time comes. “The shots that I get, I just have to convert,” she said. “But I’m not really worried because my team will take care of it. I’ll get it done when it needs to be done.” zjbrown@syr.edu

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Gait, SU enjoy increased exposure with 5 televised contests By Allison Guggenheimer Staff Writer

Michelle Tumolo’s parents normally have to drive four and a half hours from Mullica Hill, N.J., to see her play in home games. But this season, the sophomore Tumolo’s family will have the opportunity to watch her play without leaving home. Five of Syracuse’s games will be televised this season, the most in program history. “I’m really excited because my family gets to

watch them,” Tumolo said. “I mean, they can’t make every game, so they get to watch the TV games.” The jump from just one televised regularseason game last year is an indication Syracuse is becoming more nationally recognized. Two of the games, at home against Notre Dame and on the road at Georgetown, will be shown nationally, whereas the other three will be available on local programming. SU head coach Gary Gait said it is exciting to get the attention for the program

sean harp | staff photographer Michelle Tumolo and the Orange will play five games that are broadcast nationally, increasing exposure for a Syracuse program that made one TV appearance last year.

and the sport. But there are some inconveniences that go along with the recognition, such as imposing cameras and television timeouts. Ernie and Carol Tumolo are not the only ones the team hopes to target with its TV appearances. Gait hopes the exposure gets more attention from recruiting targets. “It gives the opportunity for everyone to watch, young players that are potential recruits and parents,” Gait said. The games selected are highly anticipated matchups based off last year’s results, particularly Notre Dame. In its game against Notre Dame last year, SU was down 6-0 at the half and went on a tear. The Orange scored five unanswered goals, only to have a shot in the last 20 seconds of the game turned away in an eventual 6-5 loss. SU captain Liz Hogan said the games chosen to be televised will be some of the best matchups of the season. She is excited about what this means for women’s lacrosse as a whole. “Those are some of the top games,” Hogan said. “And it’s also good because they’re all ranked teams, so the people who are viewing get to see the best of the best, which is exciting for the sport.” The players do not anticipate the presence of the cameras to be a distraction because they are used to having SU Athletics cameras present on the field for most of their games. Most of those cameras are not too close to the players, Tumolo said. But for the goaltender Hogan, the potential problems arise when the team runs deeper into the NCAA tournament. Last year, the cameras were much more present on the field. And in

her goal. “In the final four, they put them in the goals and get close, but it’s the final four,” Hogan said. “There are a lot of things going on. … It’s a little different, but nothing too life changing.” The prime issue SU players have with the televised games is the increase in the number of media timeouts. There are three more throughout the game than usual, which can alter the pace of the game. It also allows coaches to be more strategic about calling timeouts because they can rely more on those called for TV. “It can really shift momentum,” Hogan said. “If you’re going on a 5-0 run and the other team doesn’t want to burn a timeout, they can just wait for the TV timeout.” Gait’s experience as a professional coach has afforded him some familiarity with the TV timeouts. He said that time can be valuable for making adjustments and keeping his team focused. “You get more opportunities to coach,” Gait said. “And who doesn’t want to coach more? That’s our job.” The first test of how the Orange will react to playing on TV comes Sunday, when No. 12 Virginia comes to town. This game will be broadcast locally on Time Warner Cable. Although it will not reach the Tumolos down in New Jersey, it will be the first step in SU’s increased exposure locally and nationally. Something Gait is excited about. “One day we’d love to have every game on TV,” Gait said. “And maybe that will be the case one day, but we’ve done a better job this year, and we’re working toward that.” alguggen@syr.edu


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HOMECOMING Philadelphia trio fuels SU’s huge road win By Andrew L. John

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brandon weight | asst. photo editor Scoop Jardine dribbles the ball the up court in No. 17 SU’s 69-64 win over No. 15 Villanova on Monday inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The junior point guard had 20 points, six assists and four rebounds in one of his most complete performances of the year.

In front of family, friends Waiters hits free throws to close out victory By Tony Olivero Development Editor

PHILADELPHIA — While making stops at three Philadelphiaarea high schools, Dion Waiters, already a Syracuse commit, dreamt of this exact moment. After Syracuse defeated Villanova 69-64 at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, the opportunity to wave goodbye to his city and his city’s team stared Waiters in the face. “I was saying bye to Villanova,” Waiters said of his gesture to the Wells Fargo Center crowd. “It was nice coming home. I always reminisce about us winning at Villanova and me waving to the crowd. “So I had to get that out of the way.” And on the heels of his team’s hard-fought victory, that vision came to fruition.

But his wave would not have been possible if not for Waiters’ cold-blooded free throws 14.1 seconds earlier. With those two points, the freshman sealed the victory for Syracuse in a homecoming where he, his older cousin Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson won the game for Syracuse. And although Jackson and Jardine were the stars of the night, combining for 38 points, Waiters was the unlikely closer, finishing with seven points. Following three games where the cocksure rookie failed to score a single point, Waiters drained two free throws to distance Syracuse’s one-point lead to three. As Waiters stepped to the line with the jeers of the Philly crowd reaching a fever pitch, the freshman’s fortunes were anything but

expected. In the last minute, Waiters endured shaky play and brutal opposition. Less than three seconds after subbing in for C.J. Fair with 48 seconds left, Waiters ran straight into a Wildcat full-court trap, forcing an SU timeout. He then missed the front end of a one-and-one, despite being called his team’s best free-

throw shooter by Jardine and head coach Jim Boeheim. “I knew he was ready for that,” Jardine said. “I knew he wanted that situation. I was surprised he missed the first one.” Then came the blunt brutality of Villanova wing James Bell. With SU up one, Jardine broke the Wildcat

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HILADELPHIA — Scoop Jardine’s grin flashed on the Wells Fargo Center’s video screen. As he backpedaled after drilling a 23-foot pull-up jumper, he couldn’t help it. Not back home in front of his friends and family. Not in a game in which he had hoped for a little revenge. Clinging to a narrow four-point lead when he re-entered the game with 7:35 remaining, Jardine’s 3-pointer was the dagger Syracuse needed to dispatch Big East rival Villanova on Monday. It capped six consecutive points from the junior point guard, who sat for a stretch of nearly five minutes with four fouls. “I just took what they gave me,” Jardine said. “I was in transition a few times, and I was stopping and popping and came off some curls and got in the lane and made some shots.” When he returned to the game, the Philadelphia native picked up where he left off, leading No. 17 Syracuse (23-6, 10-6 Big East) to a 69-64 win over No. 15 Villanova (21-7, 9-6) in front of a crowd of 18,899. Jardine scored a team-high 20 points, and he and two other Philadelphia natives — senior forward Rick Jackson and freshman guard Dion Waiters — combined for 45 points in a homecoming of sorts. Waiters sank two clutch free throws with 14.1 seconds remaining. Jackson added two more to seal the deal with 4.6 seconds left. With the win, SU takes a huge step in front of a giant log-jam in the Big East standings. “The difference was obviously the Philly guys,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. Jardine and Jackson hadn’t played for SU in Philadelphia in nearly two years, since Syracuse lost by double digits to the Wildcats on Feb. 7, 2009. Earlier this year, Villanova came into the Carrier Dome and upset the then-No. 3 Orange. Jardine, Jackson and Waiters had

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