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Smooth transition Vicki Ho gives the campus

Stepping into the spotlight An SU student dances his way into a

Turning the page Five years after a scandal threatened

some style suggestions for cool spring weather. Page 5

career change from the graphic design industry. Page 3

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Officials announce next dean By Dara McBride NEWS EDITOR

On-campus housing Some students stay in on-campus housing because it is convenient and close to campus.

Off-campus housing Other students prefer the independence and amenities, including kitchens and bathrooms, that come with off-campus housing.

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Lack of options, desire for independence cause upperclassmen to favor off-campus living By Meghin Delaney

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uring her four years at Syracuse University, Natthakan Garunrangseewong has lived in an on-campus residence hall, mostly due to convenience. The senior magazine journalism major currently lives in a single in Ernie Davis Hall, and with the exception of spending a semester

CHANGING SPACES PART 3 OF 3 abroad, she has always chosen an on-campus option for housing. But she is in the minority of SU students who choose this option.

Seniors made up only 6 percent of students living in on-campus housing as of Oct. 1, Eileen Simmons, director of housing, meal plans and ID card services, said in an email. This fall, Kimmel, Marion and Lyons halls will join Watson, Walnut and Washington Arms halls as upperclassmen-only housing, Simmons said. The housing department defi nes upperclassmen as

non-freshmen. Approximately 2,400 juniors and seniors are currently living on campus this semester and prefer options like single rooms in residence halls and the South Campus apartments, Simmons said. Simmons said she thought private rooms and bathrooms, as well as cooking space, attracted seniors to certain on-cam-

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Jim Steinberg, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will begin his term as dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs this summer, Syracuse University officials announced Wednesday. Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina made the decision after hearing feedback from a 22-member search committee. STEINBERG The four fi nal candidates for dean made two-day visits to campus earlier this semester. Spina could not be reached for comment. William Banks, chair of the search committee, said Steinberg’s diverse background set him apart from other candidates. Steinberg has served as deputy secretary of state since January 2009, and prior to that he was dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He also worked as vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings Institute. “Mr. Steinberg has really a fairly rare combination of background skills and talent. He’s been at the highest levels of government and

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VPA advances university’s Climate Action Plan, selects 75 energy-saving projects By Christina Levin STAFF WRITER

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is continuing to spearhead the university’s effort to become carbon neutral by 2040. The carbon neutral plan has advanced to the design development stage, with energy-saving projects

planned for the fall and energy audits completed for VPA buildings, said Brooke Morley, who is responsible for project management and communications of the Climate Action Plan. VPA faculty worked to prioritize the plans in a meeting held March 8. The designing of Room 003 in Smith Hall for a satellite office for the sustain-

ability division will be completed by the end of summer, Morley said. The Climate Action Plan’s consultant, Constellation Energy, is developing the list of projects the Climate Action Plan has accepted, Morley said in an email. Seventy-five out of a list of 140 potential problems have been chosen for completion. Projects

include upgrading bathroom sinks to be more efficient, as well as upgrading heating, air conditioning and lighting. Censors will also be added to some vending machines and lighting so that such fixtures only run when people are present. The 2040 target year is the centerpiece of Syracuse University’s

Climate Action Plan, released in September 2009, according to an SU News Services release published Sept. 15, 2009. The Climate Action Plan is the blueprint for the university to become carbon neutral by 2040, which means having zero net greenhouse gas emissions, according to the release. SEE CARBON NEUTRAL PAGE 7


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campus briefs Singer to speak at convocation Pete Yorn, a singer-songwriter and 1996 Syracuse University alumnus, will address students at the College of Visual and Performing Arts convocation on May 14, according to a Wednesday SU News Services release. Yorn is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of his certified gold debut album, “Musicforthemorningafter,” according to the release. Yorn has been on tour since February, traveling to locations in both the United States and Canada to promote his album “Pete Yorn.”

Site to aid in transparency The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, part of Syracuse University, has developed a new website detailing every new court challenge concerning the withholding of information by President Barack Obama’s administration, according to a Wednesday news release from TRAC’s website. The website gives users a way to track the subjects of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, according to the release. The website is updated daily with the latest lawsuit filings. The complaint and attachments of each suit can be found on the site, along with extensive information about the federal agency that was withheld from the plaintiffs, according to the release.

SU appoints VP for sustainability Sherburne “Shere” Abbott will begin her term as vice president for sustainability initiatives and university professor of sustainability science and policy on July 1, according to a Wednesday SU news release. Abbott is currently the associate director for environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the executive office of the president, according to the release. Abbot was appointed to the position and confirmed by the Senate in April 2009, according to the release.

Professor receives science grant The National Science Foundation awarded $400,000 to an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, according to a Wednesday SU news release. Dacheng Ren was awarded the Faculty Early Career Development award to support his research in biofilms, according to the release. The grant will support Ren’s research of an in-depth understanding of how bacteria attach to surfaces and form sessile multicellular structures, called biofilms, for the next five years, according to the release. Ren was also awarded an NSF grant in 2008 to focus on using surface engineering to obtain biofilms in different patterns, according to the release. — Compiled by Meghin Delaney, asst. news editor, medelane@syr.edu

shijiang wang | staff photographer marla meridith , a graphic designer turned food blogger, discusses her website, Family Fresh Cooking, which she created 17 years after graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in advertising in 1992. She spoke to students Wednesday in the Hall of Languages.

Alumna shares career move into food blogging By Valentina Palladino Staff Writer

Students munched on Marla Meridith’s homemade lemon ricotta breakfast cookies as she discussed her swing from working at Disney to starting her own food blog. The cookies were one of the recipes listed on Meridith’s food blog, Family Fresh Cooking, which she started 17 years after she graduated from Syracuse University. Meridith shared her experiences on Wednesday about her passion

for food, launching the blog and her time working as a graphic designer for top companies such as Warner Bros, Scholastic and The Walt Disney Co. Her lecture in the Hall of Languages was sponsored by SU Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations. Meridith graduated from SU in 1992 with an advertising degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She decided to stay an extra year on campus after she graduated to take surface

pattern design courses in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Those classes gave her the knowledge to start her career in graphic arts. She moved to New York City in 1993 to work for kids’ fashion designers in SoHo. After networking with graphics professionals, Meridith moved to California in 1996 to do freelance design work for Disney. When the economy started to decline, Disney could no longer afford to keep freelancers, so Meridith switched gears and focused

more on her family. “You have to keep rolling with change,” Meridith said. “Stay true to yourself, and it will all work out in the end.” During her career lull, Meridith married and had two children, and this family time led her to her next career venture — food blogging. Meridith developed the idea to start her blog, Family Fresh Cooking, after a friend at the gym saw the packed, gourmet lunches Meridith see Meridith page 6

Software company president discusses cybersecurity By Maya Kosoff Contributing Writer

Enrique Salem believes the future of warfare may come from the Web. “Instead of war planes flying overhead and dropping bombs, Internet attackers are resorting to a cyberwarfare perspective,” he said. Salem, chief executive officer and president of Symantec, a company that produces Internet security software, presented a lecture Wednesday in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. His speech highlighted global cybersecu-

rity and the online threats individuals face in both the public and private sectors. The lecture was sponsored by Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Salem joined President Barack Obama’s advisory board for technology in March 2011. In his presentation, Salem emphasized the lack of science, technology, engineering and math majors who graduate in the United States annually — 70,000, a far cry from India’s 700,000 or China’s 1 million. He predicted a

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Symantec produces Internet security software. The company is dedicated to preventing Internet threats from hackers. The company works with governments, other security companies and people within JPMorgan Chase & Co. to figure out the next frontier of security. lack of technical talent in computer science and programming-related jobs will adversely affect the U.S. job market within the next few years. Salem said he and his company are dedicated to preventing Internet threats from hackers. He noted

the July 2010 computer worm that attacked computer infrastructures globally. The computer worm even attempted to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program, he said. Symantec works with governsee salem page 6


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resident Barack Obama gave a characteristically even-keeled speech Monday night to explain this month’s humanitarian intervention in Libya. The blogosphere and national media were abuzz Monday night and Tuesday morning, mostly continuing a condemnation of Obama’s handling of the Libyan intervention from either end of the political spectrum. This column called for a limited intervention more than a month ago on the basis of the United Nation’s “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine, and it happened in record time. The reasoning behind this intervention is complex but sound, and criticism from both the far left and far right deserves some clarification. When the intervention began, national media outlets pumped out images of tracer rounds flitting across night skies and tomahawk missiles launching from warships that could have been stock footage from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It seemed like yet another fireworks show from the American military, and I must admit a deep-seated cyni-

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too left for politics cism about that institution’s humanitarian track record. The left has a tough bind: Human rights are important, but flexing American militarist muscle is nearly as unpalatable as watching atrocities occur. Cynicism about the use of military action is easy in this case — why have we intervened in Libya, a country with oil and strategic interest, of all the human-rightsviolating regimes in the world, as a potential base of influence in North Africa? The answer, from a philosophical perspective about intervention, is that we can’t intervene everywhere. In deliberating where and when to step in, national interest is a permis-

sible factor among many others, however the theorist cooks up the list. Fairness toward other struggling nations shouldn’t preclude us from preventing extreme injustice when possible. Charles Krauthammer, arch-right columnist and antiterrorism hawk, published a column on Thursday bashing Obama’s “Ivy League” handling of the Libyan intervention. Recounting his argument isn’t really worth the ink, but the important point is that Obama is in fact handling the Libyan intervention from an academically sound perspective. A careful, multilateral approach is the only way to go about such a war in the 21st century. This will end up being messy and confusing, and some of the criticism about not having clear goals, exit strategies and unified mission is warranted, to a point. Waging a “professor’s war” isn’t a bad thing at all — it’s the only way to save lives without compromising international law or mixing motives. Obama closed his speech with an appeal to a standard claim for the importance of human

rights — mutual, enlightened self-interest. If human rights are respected abroad, the world will be more peaceful and we’ll prosper as a result. This grounding for human rights is completely legitimate among many, but the American public ought to have the sensitivity to step up to a more basic, moral justification. Barbaric violations of human rights that Moammar al Gadhafi executed are morally abhorrent, and the international community has some duty to prevent them when possible, making “never again” a reality. The line between crimes bad enough to justify intervention and those that are not is ultimately subjective, and it falls on our sentimental capacity to feel empathy for the Libyans he promised to hunt down door to door. Obama’s speech was articulate and moving, and it laid out, more or less, a clear adherence to the best theory going on humanitarian intervention. He needed to reassure a public confused by a muddle of motives and an understandably contested moral discourse about military intervention. As that discourse reaches clearer conclusions and the public develops deeper sentimentality, speeches like Monday night’s will become less necessary and more clear — and the world will be a better place for it. Scott Collison is a senior philosophy and physics major. His column appears every Wednesday, and he can be reached at smcollis@syr.edu.

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Housing freshmen and sophomores, who are bound to a two-year housing agreement, in the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center and the Parkview Hotel is not a sustainable solution to the on-campus housing crunch. Clearly, a long-term solution for overcrowding is needed. If that solution results in a new building, renovated spaces or buying existing properties, the inevitable expansion of university-owned housing should consist of standard dorm rooms and suites, rather than expensive on-campus apartments or singles. The SU area already offers enough options for upperclassmen, free of their housing agreements. The number of private luxury apartments located right by campus is growing rapidly, with one on South Campus, one on Main Campus, another in the building process and one most recently proposed on East Genesee Street. University housing does not need an equivalent to these expensive options. The campus needs large rooms and suites suitable and reasonably priced for freshmen and sophomores, who must live in them. Attracting upperclassmen back to residence halls — though perhaps financially desirable for SU — with nice apartments or singles suited for independent, unmonitored lifestyles would undermine the effort to provide enough space for growing freshman classes and sophomores. Future spaces should provide as many rooms as possible for the campus demographics that need them most, namely underclassmen.


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Several spring staples offer stylish flair in spite of cool Syracuse temperatures

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ll the universal signs of springtime have finally come: daylight saving, sunny skies and not to mention, March 20 was the official first day of spring. So if it looks like spring, smells like spring and technically is spring, why doesn’t it feel like it? As I continue to let my maxi dresses, linen shorts and cork wedges collect dust in my closet, I couldn’t help but wonder: What do I wear now? Just because the skies don’t match up with the temperature doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate spring trends into your wardrobe. To deal with Syracuse’s moody Mother Nature, versatility is key. The best piece of outerwear to combat the bipolar weather is definitely the anorak. Also known as a parka, this lightweight jacket should

be a closet essential for everyone. A majority of anoraks come with either a detachable lining or hood, allowing easy versatility between seasons and even between morning and night. Anoraks are usually made from cotton, the perfect lightweight fabric to layer underneath if the lining does not suffice. Most anoraks cinch at the waist or at the bottom, giving both shape and functionality. It’s also easy to find anoraks with a waxy shell, a material that comes in handy for rainy days. The best type of fabric to wear during the transition between winter and spring is leather. Whether you prefer real or faux, leather gives you the perfect kind of warmth before it gets too hot outside to wear. Leather’s texture, in and of itself,

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i’m judging you is a great addition to any kind of look. Because the look and feel of it are so different from the polyesters and cottons of your everyday life, something as simple as black leather leggings, or even a brown leather bracelet, can instantly give life to your outfit. Leather is also completely available to consumers in every way, shape and form. Bags, jewelry, shoes, tops, bottoms and outerwear — you name it, leather’s got it. Once

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you take advantage of this classic and current trend, you won’t want the temperature to hike up. Finally, my favorite part about season transitions: scarves. A scarf is definitely one of the best accessories to have an endless amount of. Scarves come in multitudes of different fabrics, textures and patterns, making it the best addition to any season’s wardrobe. For the weather we have to deal with, I always resort to my chunky knit scarf. Ten times out of 10, you will find me in my huge creamcolored Urban Outfitters scarf — to many, it may look more like a neck brace than anything else. Chunky scarves can keep you warm when the temperature hits 30 degrees Fahrenheit and below, and you need to hide your face from the

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wind. They can also keep you warm when temperatures hit the 50s and 60s, when all you need is the scarf and a big sweater. Lastly, scarves are one of the best accessories to add color to your black winter peacoat, puffy jacket or floor-length North Face. The chunky scarf I have also came in five different spring colors, each of which comes with one purpose: to make you look damn good. Whether your closet is in a state of crisis or you’re just sick of the torturous games Mother Nature is playing with us, versatile clothes are something everyone should invest in. So why not start now? Vicki Ho is a senior public relations major. Her column appears every Thursday, and she can be reached at vho@syr.edu.

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brought her family, she said. The blog launched in 2009. With recipes for breakfasts, snacks, desserts and entrees, the blog not only allows Meridith to share her passion for food, but also serves as her personal brand and business, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food is everything for me. It gives me energy to take care of my family and myself,â&#x20AC;? Meridith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to get healthy food on the radar and show people that they can make healthy food for themselves and their families, too.â&#x20AC;? The process of building the blog from scratch wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easy. Meridith knew nothing about Web design or social media before the blog, but with help from her tech-savvy husband, she was able to host her own site and fill it with easy-to-make recipes, information and photos, she said. Meridith said students who want to start

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ments, other security companies and people within JPMorgan Chase to figure out the next frontier of security, Salem said. Within the next year or two, the world will see a new set of attacks centered on iPhones, Androids and other smartphones, he said. These attacks would come from downloaded applications, which often collect personal information about the user, he said. Eva Choi, a freshman information management and technology major who attended Salemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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their own blogs should jump right into the blogosphere, narrow their focus and provide information quickly and regularly. Most importantly, students should be passionate about everything they post, she said. But new bloggers should also be patient and diligent in their new spaces, Meridith said. Family Fresh Cooking did not become a hit overnight; it took months for Meridith to

lecture, said she agrees smartphones are not very secure, especially when people use them to make credit card transactions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More people will own and use smartphones in the next few years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge market for them,â&#x20AC;? Choi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like the ability to do a lot on one device.â&#x20AC;? Salem added that in order to keep intellectual property on smartphones, better security is necessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A four-digit PIN is not enough to keep away threats,â&#x20AC;? he said. Security exposure is created when people reveal personal information on social network sites like Facebook, Salem said.

work out the kinks that come with new blogs, understand how to network with others on the Web and understand how to direct traffic to her blog, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes a while to build your brand,â&#x20AC;? Meridith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was difficult to essentially start over. Going from Disney to blogging was a big transition.â&#x20AC;? Now Meridith communicates with other popular food bloggers, attends Web and food conferences, and even collaborates on special projects for the community at large, she said. Meridith and a group of about 30 other food bloggers are currently working together to produce a cookbook that will help those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Meridith contributed a Japaneseinspired recipe for the book â&#x20AC;&#x201D; matcha green tea pistachio muffins. In the end, Meridith said the transition was exactly what she needed to refresh her career and create a way to pay the bills with her hobby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beyond a full-time job, but this helped

me get back into the creative field after starting a family,â&#x20AC;? Meridith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get to spread the word about staying happy and healthy through food, which is something I live by.â&#x20AC;? Family Fresh Cooking is proof that career change isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something to be feared, she said. With passion, determination and drive, Meridith has been able to use the skills she learned at SU in more ways than she ever imagined, she said. Mayra Najera, a freshman magazine journalism major, said she was inspired by Meridithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story and how her blog acts as her business, in addition to acting as an outlet to share her personality, love of food and knowledge with the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved how she was able to turn her passion into something she could do every day and still take care of her family,â&#x20AC;? Najera said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She also incorporates her family into her blog, which I really like â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it adds to the accessibility of her blog. All of her recipes seem like things I could cook at home.â&#x20AC;?

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of JPMorgan Chase, hosted the event with the help of Eric Spina, SUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice chancellor and provost, and Guy Chiarello, chief information officer of JPMorgan Chase. Students at SU have a fairly mobile network, which will shape the future of technology in the United States, Chiarello said. SU and JPMorgan Chase, which has an office in Lyman Hall, have partnered to promote better security practices for students, he said. Said Chiarello: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lyman Hall is the beginning of what we are building as a center of excellence for our security practices at JPMorgan Chase & Co.â&#x20AC;?

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Simplified security processes like geolocation, in which a company can tell people via satellite where their phone is located, would allow people to feel more secure about keeping intellectual property on their phones. Frank Bisignano, chief administrative officer

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Arthur Jensen, associate dean for VPA, said in an email that they hope to have the design development stage completed by the end of summer. Jensen hopes the carbon neutral plan will gain momentum next year and become more embedded in course projects and daily activities, he said. Students are also becoming involved, Morley

“What we want to implement are things that are going to stick here.” Steve Lloyd

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said, and VPA is promoting awareness on what is and what is not recyclable on campus. Zeke Leonard, a design professor in VPA, is working with Climate Action Plan officials to establish a sustainability interior design definition, Morely said. Officials pledge to integrate it into their classes and projects, Morley said. The research will be submitted in June and implemented into the interior design curriculum for the fall, Morley said. All SU schools and departments will contribute to the effort in the future, said Steve Lloyd, associate director for sustainability. The Department of Energy and Computing Management will receive funding on July 1 to begin implementing projects geared toward long-term sustainability objectives at the start of this fall, Lloyd said. “What we want to implement are things that are going to stick here,” Lloyd said. Ideas include taking existing facilities and

putting in more energy-efficient temperature and lighting controls, Lloyd said. Morley said the university selected 2040 as the target year based on projects that have a good return on investment, such as improved energy efficiency and lighting. Through these savings, the plan is expected to pay for itself by approximately 2023. So far, the university is on track for this deadline, Morley said. The plan was designed following Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s pledge to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007. This commitment, which 677 institutions have as of Thursday morning, entails creating a sustainable and healthy lifestyle to preserve the environment, according to SU’s Presidents’ Climate Commitment website. Student input will be incorporated in VPA’s carbon neutral effort, said Lloyd, the associate director for sustainability. “We’re going to rely on them for publicity, for ideas,” he said. “Also, we’re going to be soliciting suggestions on improvements to the buildings from their standpoint.” chlevin@syr.edu

By any sustainable means necessary

Syracuse University initially announced its Climate Action Plan in September 2009 as part of its participation in the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to become carbon neutral. As part of the plan, the university has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. As of September 2010, more than 600 universities had signed such contracts vowing to sustainability by a specific date. Source: Article published in The Daily Orange on Sept. 13

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pus housing options. These buildings, however, do not cut it for some SU seniors. Jacqueline Klingler, a senior international relations and Spanish major, said she wanted to try something different after living in on-campus housing for three years. Klingler said she would have preferred a larger variety of room options. “The lack of diversity on Main Campus was definitely something I considered when moving off campus,” she said. “As a senior, I really wanted my own space.” Klingler also said living off campus was a cheaper option for her in the long run. It is easier to work a lot of hours during the semester to pay her rent, she said, than to take out loans to pay for on-campus housing. But Klingler noticed some downsides in her decision to live off campus. She chose a house on Redfield Place, more than a mile walk down Euclid Avenue to campus. Her street barely gets plowed during storms, making travel back and forth from campus difficult, she said. “Especially with the snow, it takes me half an hour to get to my house from campus when it snows,” she said. But the long walk in the snow is worth it because rent is low compared to that of other students who live on campus, Klingler said. Simmons, SU’s housing director, said the prices of on-campus housing at SU are comparable with off-campus housing options. “Price comparison is difficult to measure since university housing includes utilities and we are 10-month opportunities,” she said. “Certainly, there are cheaper opportunities and very expensive ones.” Katie Lewinski, a senior class marshall and policy studies and international relations major, lives in a single in Ernie Davis. Having the privacy of a single made the decision to stay on campus easier for Lewinski, although she said she believes living on campus could be more expensive for students. Lewinski said she thinks the on-campus housing options for student are limited by what SU offers. The only choice she considered, she said, was a single, and she thinks that’s the only choice most other seniors consider as well. “It’s part of the stigma: You don’t want to be a senior living in an open double,” she said. If SU could match what Emily Romano, a senior geology and geography major, is paying now, she said she would have considered staying in on-campus housing. But Romano likes being off campus because she can control what she eats, how she decorates and who she lives with, she said. Romano said her off-campus apartment on Comstock Avenue is significantly cheaper than

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Kimmel Hall Lyons Hall Marion Hall Walnut Hall Washington Arms Watson Hall  any option SU offers. “I have yet to meet someone who pays equal to or less than what I pay,” she said. The university is always thinking of ways to satisfy student needs, Simmons said. She said she believes options offered at SU are comparable with other institutions. “Based on room types and upperclassman needs, I believe we satisfy many students,” she said. Simmons said SU is always assessing student needs when looking to construct or renovate residence halls. University officials take student requests, room types and bathroom designs into account before planning accordingly, she said. But 42 percent of the senior class at Duke University stays on campus for all four years, said M.J. Williams, director of accommodations, administration and finance at Duke. Juniors and seniors generally live in on-campus apartments, with many also living in quads. Duke houses about 5,500 students and has a three-year residency requirement for undergraduate students, as well as a guarantee of housing for all four years, Williams said. Upperclassman residence halls at George Washington University are apartment-style residence halls, housing two to four students, said Tawanna Lee, associate director of GW’s housing programs. Due to housing constraints in the area and large class sizes, students are not guaranteed housing for all four years, she said. However, in recent years, the school has not had to turn students away, she said. More than half of the juniors and seniors at GW stay on campus after their two-year housing require-

Class divisions Here’s a breakdown of how the different classes are distributed in university housing on both Main and South Campus, according to SU’s latest data from October 2010.

18 beds 38 beds  143 beds 57 beds 66 beds 452 beds ment ends because of the expense of living in an off-campus housing option, she said. “Living in the nation’s capital, particularly in close proximity to campus, can be expensive without factoring in other costs such as commuting, furniture and utilities,” she said. Still, students at SU said they would prefer having more on-campus housing options similar to those offered at Duke and GW. Garunrangseewong, the senior magazine journalism major, said she would like SU to provide options similar to South Campus apartments on Main Campus. “I would just like a kitchen and a bathroom. If they can build a dorm on campus with bathrooms or a kitchen, that would be really convenient,” she said. Jon Barnhart, former Student Association president, said the expense is one downfall he has seen during his four years in on-campus housing. Barnhart has lived in a single since his sophomore year. He said he has noticed the price of a single increase every year and is not sure why it kept happening. Still, Barnhart said he has enjoyed the convenience of staying on campus and always having the campus and dining halls nearby. Adding options like the Park Point Syracuse apartment complex and University Village Apartments to university housing seems like a step in the right direction, as they add more apartment-style options for students, Barnhart said. He said: “It seems like SU is kind of picking up that model or at least experimenting with it.” medelane@syr.edu

public service,” Banks said. Choosing the next dean was not an easy task, Banks said. Five hundred applications were received for the position, and Banks said he could recall at least a dozen applicants who would have been highly qualified to hold the position. The last meeting the search committee held was just before Spring Break and lasted four hours, Banks said. Mitchel Wallerstein, former Maxwell dean, left the position in July 2010 to become president of Baruch College. Michael Wasylenko has been serving as interim dean. Also considered as finalists for the position were Anil Deolalikar, professor of economics and associate dean of social sciences at the University of California Riverside; Gail Dubrow, professor of architecture, landscape architecture, public affairs and planning, and history at the University of Minnesota; and Stephen Hanson, vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington. Steinberg, the fourth and final candidate, visited campus on March 2 and 3. At an open meeting with current Maxwell students, he said one of his goals as dean is to help people make a difference. “I’m in this because I believe in public service,” Steinberg said during the meeting. Another student asked about Maxwell’s international future. Steinberg said Maxwell should continue to focus on building partnerships abroad. With Maxwell’s reputation as the No. 1 graduate school in public affairs, simply giving the school more exposure abroad could attract a wide range of students, he said. It’s important to look outside China to areas like Africa, Latin America and the Middle East when building partnerships, he said. In the meeting, Steinberg said he has a “good sense on the landscape in terms of potential partners, and it’s not just the obvious places.” Between now and the summer, Steinberg will prepare to take on the role of Maxwell dean by familiarizing himself with Maxwell and SU, going over financials and learning about faculty and staff, Banks said. Banks said he imagined Steinberg would already have a grasp of the job because he was dean of the LBJ School. One of the more difficult parts of being Maxwell dean is balancing the traditional social sciences offered to undergraduates with the more specific graduate programs, Banks said. Steinberg did not have both the presence of undergraduates and interaction with social science disciplines at his previous job as dean of the LBJ School. Banks said he did not foresee Steinberg having trouble adjusting to the new environment. “Any person will have a challenge in getting that done,” Banks said. “But I think Jim Steinberg has the talent to do that job.” dkmcbrid@ syr.edu — Managing Editor Kathleen Ronayne contributed reporting to this article. A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on March 30.

Freshmen (45 percent) Sophomores (35 percent) Juniors (12 percent) Seniors (6 percent) Graduates (2 percent)

Who is Jim Steinberg?

In 2009, James Steinberg began serving as deputy secretary of state. Before that, he was dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also worked as vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute. Steinberg will begin his position at SU over the summer.


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Family reunion Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternity plans to honor 20 years at SU By Breanne Van Nostrand

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s the Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternity reaches its twodecade anniversary on the Syracuse University campus, its members are preparing for a celebration. The fraternity focuses on meeting the needs of the Latino community through cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture, according to the fraternity’s website. It was the first Latino fraternity recognized by SU. Zhamyr Cueva, an SU alumnus and one of the founders of the chapter, said the fraternity continues to succeed in its mission to guide and motivate male Latino students, although it is still in its infancy at SU. Cueva said the chapter is both academic and service-oriented. “We’re building the platform for people to become mentors,” Cueva said. The chapter has planned a banquet to celebrate its 20th anniversary, which will commemorate the founders who paved the way for Latino groups to flourish on the SU campus, said Mark Medina, chapter vice president. The banquet will be held April 30 at the Drumlins Country Club. All six founders will be in attendance, Medina said. The keynote presentation will feature poet and children’s book author Willie Perdomo. Silvio Torres-Saillant, director of the Latino-Latin American Studies program, will also speak at the event, according to the event’s Facebook page. Cueva was a sophomore when plans to bring the fraternity to the university began in fall 1990. “We went to Cornell, where Lambda Upsilon Lambda was established,” Cueva said. “We saw the brothers that were graduating and becom-

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ing mentors to new pledges.” The first step to establishing the chapter was finding students interested in the fraternity with an adequate GPA, Cueva said. The six founders became brothers on April 27, 1991, according to the fraternity website. Many Latino students from large cities felt lost when beginning college, so guidance and motivation from those who understood them were beneficial, Cueva said. Cueva received his master’s degree at Columbia University after graduating from SU in 1993. He said the encouragement and support of his fraternity brothers influenced his decision to continue his schooling. Since 1991, 50 male SU students have become members of the chapter, according to the Facebook page. Medina, a junior communication and rhetorical studies major, was initiated in the spring 2010 semester, but he said he had friends in the fraternity before being recruited. The chapter is small in numbers, but has a great support system, Medina said. He said the brothers are genuine people and care for one another’s well-being. “It’s more of a family thing,” Medina said. “It doesn’t matter what year they’re from. They’re invested in what you’re doing.” Armando Ramirez, an SU alumnus and LUL brother, is looking forward to meeting the new pledge class, reuniting with old brothers and seeing what has and hasn’t changed in Syracuse when he visits for the banquet. Ramirez pledged during his sophomore year in fall 1993. He said the fraternity volunteered often and served in a New York City soup kitchen every Thanksgiving. Some brothers also volunteered as translators at hospitals near campus, Ramirez said. Carlos Velazquez, an SU alumnus and brother, is involved with the nonprofit East Harlem Tutorial program, Ramirez said. The nonprofit provides critical resources for high school students to graduate on time and prepare for college, according to the fraternity’s website. The fraternity’s support has provided laptops and scholarships, among other contributions, according to the website. Ramirez remains close with his brothers and said a few live in New York City. In college, he didn’t search for a particular fraternity at first, but said the fraternity and its family-oriented environment was a natural choice. Said Ramirez: “It was definitely one of the most educational, empowering experiences of my life.” brvannos@syr.edu

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Runners to strip for cause By Liz Sawyer STAFF WRITER

Paul Knepley doesn’t want to miss out on another national competition. Last year, the senior architecture major qualified for the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship

Nearly Naked Mile

Run to raise money for charity and team. Where: College Place bus stop When: Friday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. How much: $5 entry fee

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yle Huff is a member of “Dancing with the Stars.” No, he won’t appear on the television show he enjoys watching with his mom, sister and stepfather. And he won’t compete against Hollywood celebrities. He’s one of nine people set to perform in the “Dancing with the Stars, Syracuse Edition” competition. Huff will compete against Syracuse locals, including business owners and a newscaster. In preparation for the event, he has learned a variety of dances through his ballroom classes. “I’ve had a million of them,” said Huff, a freshman marketing management major. “So now I’m learning the steps they are doing on TV, and it’s not easy.” Paired with a local, professional dance instructor, he and the other contestants will showcase two dance routines — a swing and a freestyle dance — for the fourth annual “Dancing with the Stars, Syracuse Edition” event on April 9 at the Oncenter Complex. The event will donate all the proceeds to the ongoing restoration of an historic house museum, the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion, which has stood on James Street since 1853. The youngest competitor in the event, Huff is also the

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race, but couldn’t make the trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, due to high travel costs. But this year, as SU’s club triathlon team captain, Knepley feels partially responsible for getting all six of his teammates to compete in nationals. The large number of club sports at SU prevents the university from providing each with sufficient funding to travel off campus, Knepley said. Without the university’s financial backing, members of the triathlon team would need to pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket to go to nationals, and they aren’t always able to do so. Knepley decided to team up with his co-captain, Dan Larkin, to replicate a charity event they heard proved successful at universities such as Purdue University and Indiana University East. Hearing of their success at raising funds with a Nearly Naked Mile run, they wanted to try the event at SU. The first Nearly Naked Mile: SU Edition will take place Friday at 8 p.m. on the Quad. Registration for the event costs $5. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to the Westcott Community Center, and the rest will go toward the SU triathlon team for the nationals competition on April 9. “We’re just trying to draw attention to the Westcott Community Center, as well as ourselves,” Knepley said. “We want to help club sports become more visible on campus and in the community.” At the starting line, students will strip down to their underwear or wear a costume of their choice. The Department of Public Safety won’t tolerate indecent exposure, said Larkin, a senior environmental science major in the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. All clothing taken off before the race will be donated to the Westcott Community Center. Knepley and Larkin wanted stu-

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dents to have the option of wearing a costume because it provides those who are self-conscious about stripping down with another opportunity to participate. Students will run approximately one mile around campus — beginning at College Place in front of the Connective Corridor bus stop, down University Place, uphill past Crouse College, around Eggers Hall and the Carrier Dome, and then back to where they started.

The team had difficulty raising money from their indoor triathlon charity events in the past because students were intimidated by having to run, bike and swim like in a real triathlon, Larkin said. “We were just trying to figure out an event that would attract people to come, because in the past, that’s what we’ve had a problem with,” Knepley said. “So we tried to make a distance that was short and an event that was fun for everyone.” The team hopes to encourage even more school spirit by inviting Otto the Orange to the race.

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I recently had a discussion with a few friends about what we wanted to be for next year’s Halloween (yes, I realize it’s a little early). After little discussion, someone exclaimed “POKÉMON!” and we enthusiastically agreed to be characters from the classic media franchise. Although I don’t remember a lot about my childhood (I fell a lot from the monkey bars), Pokémon still remains engraved in my mind. Pokémon was kind of a big deal. Once it became popular, cliques formed: those obsessed with Pokémon and the lame ones who weren’t. It was pretty clear which side I was on. Anyone who was anybody ran around at recess, pushing their caps backward and belting out the theme song at the top of their lungs. I bet many of you still have it memorized. Guilty. Digimon, attempting to ride on Pokémon’s coattails, created its own characters. But they were hideous with dark colors and brooding personalities.On the other hand, the 150 Pokémon were endearing. I secretly wished they were real so I could carry them around in my Pokéball, which could be handy in dangerous situations. Besides, how does Pikachu’s adorable “Pika,” not make you smile, unless you have a black hole for a heart? The playing cards that went along with the fad were an added perk. I have fond memories standing in line at Toys ‘R’ Us, anxiously waiting to find out what treasures I got. Unlike many of my peers who traded them or competed in Pokémon card tournaments, I stored them neatly in a book with glossy covers. Come late October, if you see a girl wandering down Euclid Avenue with her blonde hair in pigtails (to signify ears), wearing a Pikachu costume, you can bet that’s probably me. If you’re dressed as a Pokéball or Ash, you’re clearly my soul mate. — Compiled by Colleen Bidwill, asst. feature editor, cbidwill@syr.edu

Fast runners and students with the best school spirit will receive prizes. Larkin said local businesses were generous in donating gift certificates and vouchers for the event. “It’s our first time doing an event like this, so it’s a learning process,” Knepley said. “But we definitely tried to hit the nail on the head with this one.” Larkin and Knepley said they decided to have the event in the evening because it would be more accessible to students. They hope traffic will be at a minimum because students will be running in the street. Junior Laura Head, a special and inclusive

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education major, thinks the event is a good way to build camaraderie among students and plans to attend the event no matter what the weather is like. “It’s only a mile — as long as you’re wearing tennis shoes and put on a sweatshirt at the finish line, I don’t think it’s a concern,” Head said. “I’m not worried about it at all.” Head, who loves running, said she is excited for the event because it provides her with the opportunity to use her passion for a good cause. “It makes a good story,” she said, “and it’s something I want to say I took part in.” egsawyer@syr.edu


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Downward s pi ra l Dull movies lose audiences, cause poor box-office revenue

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verage moviegoers don’t usually hold high standards for a typical Hollywood movie. They’re conditioned to consume unremarkable — or just plain bad — flicks. But this year’s slew of lackluster films could potentially signify a change audiences’ attitude toward Hollywood’s output. In 2011, gross theatrical revenue plunged 20 percent despite average ticket prices reaching $8 for the first time ever. The recent recession in the revenue of this year’s wide releases is common knowledge, and the cause of the decline in ticket sales is an increasingly hot topic of debate. In an era when only Will Smith can sell a film on name alone and studios continually struggle to market films entirely reliant on the director’s name, box-office success is now generally governed by commercials and trailers, with sequels being king. Box-office revenue has remained fairly stable for the last 30 years, but 2011 marks a major exception, perhaps most easily explained by the quantity of horrible movies flooding the marketplace. According to the Rotten Tomatoes website, which calculates the percentage of critics who give a positive or negative review to every new film, 2011 has been historically disappointing. The numbers are simply staggering. Not a single wide release received positive reviews in January or February, resulting in a two-month stretch highlighted by abominations such as “Season of the Witch” (5 percent positive), “The Roommate” (5 percent) and “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” (6 percent). Only two of this year’s 12 weeks featured a positive release, leaving 10 weeks of pitiful offerings. January, February and March usually generate meager revenue, but it’s curious how grosses could have plummeted so severely compared to this point in 2010, even as ticket prices continue to climb. The average ticket price has increased every year since 1989, when it was a mere $3.97. Revenue has increased every year since 1992, save for three small exceptions: revenue dropped 5.8 percent in 2005, a hardly noticeable 0.3 percent in 2008 and 0.3 percent in 2010. Doug Brode, an adjunct professor in the television, radio and film department in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, believes the type of product Hollywood is putting out, and not necessarily the critics, are hurting revenue. Brode said the audience is indifferent to the critics’ reviews, negative or positive. “The critics can praise a film’s quality, but that doesn’t mean most people will go see it, nor does it mean they will stay away,” Brode said. “The audience has an amazing sense of what it wants in a movie — and an instinct about whether any one film will deliver the element or those elements.” Lately, Hollywood has been struggling to lure in moviegoers. Brode said, “The problem recently is that audiences don’t get the feeling that these are movies that they particularly want to see.” The increasing popularity and availability of Video on Demand certainly injures theatrical revenue, as the films are available at a cheaper cost for a longer period of time and can be viewed by as many people as the customers can accommodate in their homes. The mainstream films are never released on VOD as soon as they hit theaters, but some are accessible relatively early on, and viewers can watch many prestigious independent films and festival favorites on their cable boxes. Professor Richard Breyer, co-director of the master’s program in documentary, film and history at Newhouse, sees the popularity of VOD as a major threat to ticket sales. “Obviously it’s a whole lot cheaper to watch on your TV, computer screen or iPad,” Breyer said. “Another factor is the improved quality of sound and picture of the screens and speakers in our homes and dorms and the decline of the quality of the multiplex.” Breyer says all this leads to a change in movie culture. “Most of my students seldom go to the mall or downtown to see a new release,” he said. “They prefer to wait and watch it with friends or alone in their dorms or apartments.” In keeping with the attitude and outlook of any other major industry, those sitting comfortably at the top in Hollywood will not be quick to admit that they fail to give their public what they crave. Since 1980, the largest single-year decrease in revenue was 7 percent, and there’s little reason to believe the current 20 percent drop from 2010 will be erased. Even if they won’t admit it, the heads of the major studios know that if they want to keep putting their pictures in the movie houses, they’ll have to step their game up. smlittma@syr.edu

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BEER IN THE NEWS Anheuser-Busch to buy Goose Island for $38.8 million

Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing Co. will sell its 58 percent of the business to Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser and a slew of other brands. The remaining 42 percent, also being sold to AnheuserBusch, has thus far been owned by Craft Brewers Alliance LLC, a fancy name for a collaborative merger between Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, Oregon, and Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Both companies agree they will be able to expand the Chicago facility, maintain the current lineup of beers and add styles that have been sidelined over the years. Anheuser-Busch has been distributing Goose Island beer for the past fi ve years, and the relationship seems mutually benefi cial thus far. Many craft beer purists, who have most likely alienated Goose Island to a degree of ‘selling out to the man,’ may consider this the last straw and avoid buying the brand.

Samuel Adams 2011 Beer Lover’s Choice beers revealed

For fans of competitions like the home brewer’s competition, Boston Beer Co. has developed two new beers to compete for your vote. One will end up in a six-pack or, more likely, a 12-bottle sampler pack sometime soon. One choice is simply called ‘Oaked Ale,’ and the other is called ‘Maple Wood Porter’ with a description that reads: ‘Malt beverage brewed with maple syrup and aged with oak staves.’ The winner will be determined after several tastings during the summer.

Stella Artois introduces new chalice can

Stella Artois is the best selling Belgian beer in the world, and as of April 1 it will be available in 440-milliliter (14.9-ounce) aluminum cans. It will be packaged in four- or 10-packs, the 10-pack being called ‘Pour le Fridge’ for its easy fridge storability. The silver can features the specialized glassware called the Stella chalice, and Stella says it will be great for occasions when proper glassware or a glass bottle are not permitted or available.

Sierra Nevada and Russian River to collaborate For our West Coast beer drinkers, Russian River may be the equivalent to gold. The brewery out of Sonoma County does not distribute outside the West Coast area for the most part — until now. This will be the second collaboration following last year’s regional release of a sour brown ale. For this year’s joint venture, 750-milliliter bottles will be used, and nationwide distribution will follow suit. The beer will be a ‘Belgian-style pale ale finished with Brettanomyces,’ (a yeast strain that adds a pleasantly tart and sour flavor to beer). The release likely will not occur until 2012, but more news about the collaboration will be released in the coming weeks.

Source: beernews.org

— Compiled by Lucas Sacks, staff writer, ldsacks@syr.edu

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first Syracuse University student to participate. Many, including Huff, are excited for the opportunity to get the university involved in the event. For the competition, Arlene Stewart, chair for the event and fundraising chair for The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation, said the event planning committee selected locals or students who participate in community action affairs or volunteer for nonprofits. They receive five months of free dance lessons from area professionals if they agree to fill a table at the event with friends and family. “This is how they repay the community for that gift and, in turn, support the important restoration of the Barnes-Hiscock Mansion,” she said. Four years ago for the event’s inaugural year, Huff sat at one of those tables to support his neighbor, who walked away as the event’s first winner. Due to his positive experiences from that night, Huff immediately agreed to take part in the competition when Stewart offered him the chance to perform. “I got a phone call asking if I wanted to do it,” he said. “I didn’t have to think much about it, and I said, ‘Of course.’” His bosses, Angie and Mark Silva, for whom he has worked for three and a half years, gave Huff the opportunity to compete. When asked to participate in the event, Silva declined because he felt he wouldn’t be able to dedicate much time to practicing. However, he wanted someone to fill his place and thought about who had the chance of winning. Huff came to mind. He had factors that made him an ideal candidate, Silva said. Huff grew up in the same neighborhood the mansion is in, and he attends SU, an untapped resource the event committee wanted to involve. And Huff would give the competition his all. “If you know Kyle, you know that he gives everything 100 percent,” he said. Silva suggested him to Stewart, who talked to Huff personally. He and Stewart talked about his work at the country club and his past and present accomplishments.

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“She was like, ‘We would love to add somebody like you, who is younger, to what we’ve normally done and give it a shot,’” Huff said. Knowing he’d be the youngest competitor did not phase Huff, whose job at the country club involves constant interaction with adults. Since he was 14, Huff said he has never felt like a teenager, but rather an adult. He isn’t intimidated by his older rivals. “I’m used to it,” he said. “I look at them as if I am their age. I don’t feel awkward, I am competition, they are competition.” Assigned his professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Heather Diestl, Huff learned the basics in the middle of November. For four nights a week, Huff and Diestl practiced twice a night. While not every week was the same amount of hours, he said their sessions will increase as the competition is two weeks away and he still has 26 more hours left of lessons. He smiled and said, “I’ve spent a lot of time in the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.” Huff is also currently enrolled in a two-credit intermediate ballroom dance class at SU, which he said has allowed him to learn the proper steps and dancing methods. Diestl, a dance instructor for Dancing with the Stars, Syracuse Edition since its first year, felt outside of her comfort zone when she was partnered with Huff. She had always danced with people who were a bit older. However, the Syracuse native was excited to have someone from the university be represented in this contest for the first time. “It was nice to work with somebody who was, No. 1, younger, because they could pick things up faster and remember a lot more,” she said. “But to also have someone from Syracuse University was great.” When they practiced, Huff fi rst learned many dances, ranging from the tango to the cha cha. Diestl said Huff remembered choreography like no one she has ever taught before, and she appreciated his willingness to always try something different. Although Huff went through some nights when he’d struggle with motivation, desiring sleep instead of attending practice, he has never wanted to quit. “I knew what I signed myself up for,” he said.

“I think if I didn’t have such a great partner, it wouldn’t nearly be as fun.” Huff said he admires Diestl’s high energy and passion for dancing and her pupils. He said, even through their mistakes, they never frustrate or anger each other. “She pushes me to want to do better, and she does it in a sweet and kind way,” he said. Huff’s flexibility and exposure to new dances allowed him to figure out which type of dance he wanted to do for their freestyle. The competition requires each couple to learn a swing to Elvis Presley’s “Stuck on You,” and then perform a freestyle dance along with a song of their choice. Although Huff was most comfortable with swing and rumba, he and Heather decided to do an intimate rumba. “She said to me, ‘You’re a rumba man. You perform the best at it, and you seem to like it the best,’” Huff said. They agreed to do their rumba to “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera, which Huff described as a slightly provocative dance with intense motions. For Diestl, this piece exuded more emotion than the other comedic or intense dances she performed in the past. She said she wanted to try for something different to grab the audience’s attention. This song struck a cord with Diestl. “The song ‘Hurt’ has a lot of meaning for me,” she said. “I don’t know if Kyle would agree with me, but both our fathers passed away, and the song is her singing about her father.” Huff said that since mastering the basics, his newly learned skills have changed the way he critiques their performances. And there was a lot to critique: every facial expression, where to place more weight or move his body, flaring a foot, not showing heel. Most importantly, Huff is focused on leading the dance. “It’s gotten hard, really, really hard,” he said. “It’s more to think about than I would ever think I would think about dancing.” Does Huff think he will win? No, but he doesn’t mind. “I could care less if I win or lose,” he said. “I’m going to have a great time and show them my hard work.” cbidwill@syr.edu

Healthy habits in college could benefit you later

e all adopted a forward-looking way of living when we started kindergarten, if not before. In elementary school, we learned addition so we could do multiplication when third grade rolled around. The times table was merely preparation for trigonometry, which was a precursor for taking an Advanced Placement calculus course to increase the odds of being admitted to a good college. College years are a time for making lifelong friendships, creating lasting memories and discovering our passions. Ultimately, though, they mark just another era of training for the future. Building our resumes and gaining the necessary credentials to one day become a gainfully employed, productive member of society is something we have consciously and subconsciously been doing forever. But how many of us regard our time in college as the chance to embrace healthy habits? We dismiss many of the latest health findings, forwarding studies about cancer and heart conditions to a wrinkly relative or those who we see as less invincible. Most of us have been fortunate enough to steer clear of major medical catastrophes so far, contributing to our superhuman selfperceptions. Unfortunately we’re merely muggles, inevitably vulnerable to health issues that can’t be waved away with the utterance of a

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do the body right magic spell. Practicing positive health behaviors while we are young, such as exercising and eating nutritious foods, could be the closest we get to miraculously thwarting detrimental ailments later in life. A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that short spurts of strenuous physical activity, such as having sex, can increase the risk of heart problems in older people. The researchers said these issues occur in those who don’t exercise regularly. If adopted consistently, hitting the gym is a habit that can feel as natural as brushing your teeth. Wouldn’t it be a shame to think that lack of exercise throughout life could lead to death by knocking boots? Sex life aside, it’s unfortunate to think that a bad habit during college could lead to irreversible health issues and years of regret later in life.

I’m not recommending obsessive-compulsive healthy behaviors or sacrificing every enjoyable behavior with nonhealthy consequences. I love ice cream, pizza and the excessively jovial spirit unleashed after a few too many glasses of wine. I worry, I stress, and sometimes I simply don’t feel like flossing. In short, I’m no Dr. Oz, and I don’t want to be. But college is a great opportunity to improve your well-being. Although students are in an environment full of booze, drugs and opportunities for risque sexual behaviors, Syracuse University is equipped to encourage healthy habits. College is one of the only times in life when we can go to the gym and visit a counseling center without a fee, fill our pockets with free condoms and eat from a limitless, colorful salad bar without making an expensive trip to the grocery store. I’m proud some of the habits I picked up during college can contribute to a longerlasting, high quality of life when I’m older. My bean-laden vegetarian diet cleanses my body, watching ‘The Office’ alleviates stress and working out keeps me feeling energized and fit. If the elliptical can give me the added bonus of a more heart-healthy sex life when I’m 65, that’s certainly a habit worth keeping. acsmit05@syr.edu


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Marrone pleased with efforts of 6 new signees in practice By Mark Cooper Asst. Sports Editor

Jeremiah Kobena and Jaston George sprinted down the right sideline of the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, fighting for position as Charley Loeb lobbed a ball deep. Two players who weren’t enrolled at Syracuse just a few months ago were duking it out to make a play in a Division I college football practice. And the freshman wide receiver Kobena made what was the play of the day — an overthe-shoulder reception followed by him sliding on his knees. It wasn’t a fault of shoddy coverage by George, though, as the SU freshman cornerback was up for the fight. “I think it’s still early yet,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said. “But I’m really impressed with all of the first-year guys that are in here, about how they’ve acclimated to the team and the way we practice and the coaching. … It’s not a sense of wide-eyed.” Practicing in the Dome for the first time all season Tuesday, the Orange had a very sloppy practice that Marrone was not happy with afterward. But he said he’s been happy with the play of Syracuse’s six early enrollees from the incoming freshman class. Kobena and George are two players who have shined in moments, playing on the second- or third-team offense and defense. But perhaps the gem of spring practice overall for SU has been linebacker Dyshawn Davis. A teammate of Kobena’s at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., last season, Davis has received first-team repetitions at the WILL — or outside — linebacker position. He plays alongside returning starter Marquis Spruill and senior Dan Vaughan. “I am getting a lot of help from Marquis

and Danny — the two starting linebackers,” Davis said. “Before every play, they are checking on me, making sure I know the right keys, making sure I know the right assignment.” Davis was originally a part of the 2010 Syracuse recruiting class as a wide receiver, but he enrolled at Milford for a year. He played wide receiver and safety there last year and comes to SU with Kobena. The linebacker began the spring slotted behind Brice Hawkes on the depth chart at outside linebacker. But Hawkes was suspended for the first three practices, and it gave Davis a chance to impress. Hawkes returned to practice Tuesday, and he “got his feet wet,” Marrone said. He didn’t play on the first-team defense against the offense. Davis stayed in that spot. Marrone wouldn’t single out Davis, saying he is impressed with all of the newcomers. “I look at the way they handle things,” Marrone said. “The way they handle being corrected. The way they handle the speed of the game. Nothing looks too fast for them. So I’ve been very happy with the way they’ve gone about their business.” Linebacker is one of the most important positions for SU this spring because Marrone and the Orange are replacing two of the team’s best players from last season. Both Derrell Smith and Doug Hogue are NFL Draft prospects. Smith was a co-captain a season ago. As a freshman taking over a spot left by a potential future NFL player, Davis has a tough task. Luckily for Davis, he’s fortunate enough to have a middle linebacker who started as a true freshman in Spruill.

shijing wang | staff photographer Dyshawn Davis (right) received first-team repetitions at linebacker in practice Tuesday. SU head coach Doug Marrone was pleased with the effort of his six signees. “Marquis was in the same position last year with Derrell and Doug,” Davis said. “They helped him out. Marquis is a young guy like me, but he is more experienced. He wants me to catch up and make plays.” For Kobena, playing time at wide receiver may be hard to come by. Unlike the linebacker position, Syracuse has plenty of depth at wide receiver, led by Marcus Sales and Van Chew. George is battling among a young cornerback corps. He’s been making progress as a second-team cornerback, and with no returning starters at the position, it could be open for competition. “I think after this week, you’ll start seeing some separation,” Marrone said. “Guys that are picking stuff up a little bit quicker. Guys that we have to spend a little bit more time with to get them up to speed.”

No signs of brain tumor for Long

Long that there are no longer any signs of a brain tumor, Marrone said Tuesday after practice. Long was in the Dome at the start of practice, working out with the team as he prepares for the NFL Draft. And for Marrone and the current SU players, finding out that signs of a brain tumor have disappeared was the day’s best news. “It’s great news, unbelievable news,” SU quarterback Ryan Nassib said. Long worked out at Syracuse’s pro day last week, punting in the Dome while the rest of the SU athletes participating worked out in Manley Field House. It’s still a long shot for him to get drafted, but either way, Tuesday’s news was a blessing. “Rob came back to campus today,” Marrone said. “He’s around the team, he’s preparing for the NFL, so everything right now looks great. We’re excited.” mcooperj@syr.edu

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Rubeor looks to reach personal goal, qualify for NCAAs in heptathalon By David Wilson Staff Writer

Kelsey Rubeor’s track and field career almost ended before she even had a chance to come to Syracuse. “It’s complete devastation immediately,” Rubeor said. “I was such a jock in high school, and when you have an injury like that, you think about who you are, and that’s what made me who I am today. It really puts things in perspective.” That injury came in Rubeor’s senior year of high school, when she suffered an ACL tear that sidelined her for nearly a year and a half. Four years later and completely healed, Rubeor has her sights set on qualifying for the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in June. After a top-five finish at the Big East Outdoor Championship last spring, Rubeor wants to exceed that mark as a senior. She’ll go through the season without much stress after qualifying for the Big East meet on the first weekend of the outdoor season, finishing first at the Asics/ Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C. But qualifying wasn’t completely stress-free for Rubeor. The Asics/Winthrop Invitational may have been the only opportunity Rubeor had to qualify for the heptathlon at the Big East championship all season. Only three members of the team

went down for the meet, and Syracuse scheduled a trip partly to give Rubeor a chance to qualify. “Most of the meets that we go to don’t have the heptathlon,” SU assistant coach Dave Hegland said. “So you kind of have to seek them out specifically.” Rubeor does get a chance to compete in meets in other events. At some meets she may compete in hurdles, shot put and long jump, an eclectic mix that is rare to see. But competing in this mix can serve as some of the best practice for a heptathlete. “She won’t do a multi-event really often, but she’ll go to meets pretty regularly,” Hegland said. “She’s not all that unlike the other kids on the team that might be competing every week or every other week. She just won’t do an actual heptathlon outside of one or two times a season.” And the practice gained from competing is even more invaluable because of how difficult it is to balance seven events during actual practice time. A heptathlon consists of 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, a 200-meter sprint, long jump, javelin throw and an 800-meter run. Balancing training for the seven very different events can be difficult. “You can’t train for all seven events every day,” Rubeor said. “I train six days a week. You

essentially pick and choose which events you want to train, because there’s just not enough time in the day.” Part of what Rubeor attributes her success to in the heptathlon is her soccer background. In high school, Rubeor was a goalkeeper with Division I potential who ran track as an offseason training program. Rubeor is something of an anomaly among heptathletes in that she doesn’t have many notable strengths and weaknesses among the events. At the Asics/Winthrop Invitational, she finished first in five of the seven events. She said her balance among the events is in large part thanks to her past athletic background. “I use the whole body — upper body, lower body — and so does a goalkeeper,” Rubeor said. “I’m an exception to a lot of heptathletes. Most can’t throw, but are exceptionally fast jumpers, but I’m pretty even across the board.” Rubeor has confidence she will qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championship. And after her strong start to the season, teammates and coaches alike believe qualification is firmly within reach. “She is persistent,” junior Ieva Staponkute said. “She’s stubborn. If she wants to achieve something, she will do it. She has passion for the sport.”

“You can’t train for all seven events every day. I train six days a week. You essentially pick and choose which events you want to train, because there’s just not enough time in the day.” Kelsey Rubeor

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Rubeor wants the season to reach its conclusion. After setting such high marks in the opening weekend, she is right on the bubble of qualification. Her next chance to improve her score will be at the Big East championships more than two months from now. For now, she’ll have to wait and see if all her hard work has paid off. Said Rubeor: “It’s a waiting game, and I’m not a particularly patient person.” dbwilson@syr.edu


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Orange hitters flourish under King’s tutelage By Jarrad Saffren Staff Writer

Syracuse outfielder Lisaira Daniels has nicknames for the dumpster-shaped pitching machine and stick-figured wooden bat that lie at opposite ends of the team’s batting cage inside Manley Field House. The pitching machine is “Big Momma.” “She’s so big, and we’re constantly enslaved to the chore she places in front of us,” Daniels said of batting practice. The bat, on the other hand, is “Big Daddy” because of its size and weight. If the machine and bat serve as the parents of SU’s batting cage, associate head coach Wally King serves as its guiding voice. Now in his third season on head coach Leigh Ross’s staff after being brought over from Division III Trine University in Angola, Ind., King is the primary reason behind the development of SU’s powerful offense. It’s an offense that has broken out quite unexpectedly after pitching was the team’s strength last season. After 29 games, SU leads the Big East in home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. In its last eight games, SU is averaging 10 runs per game. All of which has contributed to a 24-5 overall record and a perfect 3-0 start to conference play. “I don’t think there’s a better teacher as far as hitting as Coach King,” Ross said. “Most of these girls have had three years under him, and you can tell because they’re in that cage all the time, whether with him or on their own.” Though the results are shining through in 2011, the development has been anything but rapid. One year prior to King’s arrival, in 2008, SU finished the season third to last in the Big East in team batting average (.253) and last in runs (163). But since his arrival, the Orange finished no lower than fifth in either category over the past two years. Prior to the start of the 2011 season, the SU coaching staff made hitting its primary point of focus, with a specific goal of bringing out the versatile slap and power-hitting talents they believed each of their hitters possessed.

matthew ziegler | staff photographer Kelly saco is one of the players on the Syracuse softball team that increased her batting average significantly so far during the 2011 season. Saco and the rest of the Orange’s hitters have benefitted from the direction of associate head coach Wally King.

“We don’t have a lot of large-group or fullteam practices this year,” King said. “I spend eight, nine, 10 hours a day bringing one or two kids into the cage every hour for individual sessions.” His players are buying in, and the personalized attention is paying off. First baseman Kelly Saco is one of four Orange players — along with Rachel Helman, Lacey Kohl and Stephanie Watts — to raise her batting average (through 29 games) by at least 70 points from her 2010 total. Saco, Watts and Kohl all have more home runs and as many RBI through 29 games in 2011 than they did during the entire 58-game 2010 season. In 2010, SU had just three players who hit over .300. This season, it has eight. In 2010, the Orange had just one player who hit more than five home runs. This season, it already has four. “Every hitter has different weaknesses to correct,” Saco said. “I struggled hitting inside pitches last year, so we really focused hard on

opening my stance.” King said the eye-popping improvements are a direct result of better plate discipline. “Anytime you have a team batting average around .300, a .400 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage over .500, you’re going to be putting a lot of people on base regardless of your batting order,” King said. Such remarkable plate discipline is a result of the SU lineup making good on King’s favorite hitting principle. He stresses fighting through an at-bat until the pitcher makes a mistake, and then pummeling it. King mentioned a particular at-bat last weekend in Syracuse’s 10-2 victory over Rutgers in which catcher Kohl did exactly what he wants hitters to do. She fouled off three straight pitches on the outside corner before lashing a home run “250 feet over the dead centerfield fence.” The solo home run was the second of three Syracuse bombs in a four-run top of the third inning that opened up a 4-1 Orange lead. But it was also another example of the instant dangers that such a versatile lineup can provide for opposing pitching staffs. King and his players know the best start in program history doesn’t mean the hitters are perfect. There is always more to work on and always more that can be corrected. “It all goes back to repetition in the batting

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Manin said about SU. “I’ve heard positive feedback from the Syracuse University football program.” According to an article in The Daily Orange published March 29, Broyld apologized for his own actions two weeks ago through a personal statement. Rush-Henrietta released its own statement after the incident, describing the behavior of

cage alone with Coach King,” Daniels said. “And Big Momma and Big Daddy, of course.” jdsaffre@syr.edu

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The Syracuse softball team is off to its best start in program history. The Orange heads to Tampa to play South Florida on an eight-game winning streak. One of those wins came in a 23-0 slugfest over Rutgers, in which Jenna Caira and Stacy Kuwik combined for a complete game nohitter. On the season, Caira is 15-4 with a 1.45 ERA, and Kuwik is 9-1 with a 1.80 ERA. SU’s lineup features four players with at least six home runs, led by first baseman Kelly Saco’s seven. After Syracuse’s two games against South Florida, it will finally open up its home schedule with a doubleheader against Notre Dame on April 9.

an unnamed student as “completely unacceptable,” according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle article. Afoh-Manin said the 19-year-old Broyld has no criminal history, and this is the first criminal charge in his life. He said the next step for Broyld will be a pretrial conference, which will take place April 27. “We expect this case to be resolved in fair fashion,” Afoh-Manin said. “We’re not looking to seek any personal treatment. We’re just looking for fair treatment for my client.” mcooperj@syr.edu


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Jensen takes SU outdoors to prepare for weekend matches By Andrew Tredinnick Staff Writer

Luke Jensen was waiting for the temperature to rise. The outdoor tennis courts sit void of nets until the ground can thaw, but the unique circumstances did not trump the Syracuse head coach’s goal of getting outside to prepare for two outdoor matchups this weekend. Who: William & Mary So this Tuesday, Where: Williamsburg, Va. as the weather When: Saturday, 11 a.m. ascended above 30 degrees, Jensen took his team to the outdoor courts at Skytop for the first time. SU players braved blistering winds and near-freezing temperatures to prepare for their outdoor matchups with No. 49 William & Mary (10-8) and Old Dominion (10-8) this weekend. The only other time the Orange (13-5, 6-1 Big East) played outdoors was during its road trip

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to take on Southern California and San Diego State two weeks ago. “We have four matches left in the regular season, and just being outside shows the quality of character we have on this team,” Jensen said. “No one is complaining. They are cold, we don’t have nets, no one else is around. We’re just out here getting it done.” Jensen hopes his team will respond this weekend, but Syracuse will have to overcome more than cold weather if it hopes to defeat its two opponents. William & Mary will be the third ranked opponent the Orange has faced this season. SU is 0-2 in its first two matchups against ranked teams, USC and SDSU. And the Orange is coming off a 4-3 loss to Rutgers on Sunday. The loss marked SU’s first regular-season loss to a Big East opponent since March 15, 2009. Syracuse had won 20 consecutive regular-season conference matches prior to the defeat. The team was without No. 1 singles and doubles player Emily Harman, who missed the match due to personal reasons. Harman’s absence caused a quick change of SU’s game plan, and the team was unable to respond to an array of new positions and doubles pairings. “All of the changes and last-minute stuff shouldn’t have affected our result,” Christina

Tan said. “We should be able to throw anybody on this team out there last minute, and we should be able to come out with the ‘W.’” Junior Alessondra Parra hopes taking to the outdoor court will be a tactic that helps the team triumph past the dramatic circumstances of last weekend. The team will likely have Harman back, adding depth to the Orange lineup. Temperatures in Virginia are forecasted to be at least 60 degrees. The nets will be in place, and wind gust will not hamper the balls’ flight as it did Tuesday. “We’re going to be playing in 60- or 70-degree weather,” Parra said. “It’s going to be warmer, and I doubt it’s going to be as windy. Honestly the wind ends up helping us out here because we have to move our feet more and be prepared to set up to hit the ball well.” Jensen played in extreme conditions after growing up in Grayling, Mich., near Lake Huron. The snow was just as prevalent as it is in Syracuse, and he used a snowblower to get rid of any snow on the tennis court. Court time was a valuable entity, and Jensen did everything in his power to ensure he would get his share of it. The cold weather helped him improve in a variety of ways, and it has helped SU as well. “For us, you have to be outside in the conditions, and you have to be in the situation where

“No one is complaining. They are cold, we don’t have nets, no one else is around. We’re just out here getting it done.” Luke Jensen SU head coach

it’s windy and it’s cold,” Jensen said. “The ball is going to play a little bit differently because cold weather has an effect on how the ball bounces and how the ball comes off your racket.” Jensen hopes this week’s outdoor preparation will be valuable when the Orange plays each of its matches this weekend. The players are looking forward to the opportunities to erase the current trends. “It really depends on the way we execute,” Jensen said. “You’ve seen our road record. It’s spotty. It’s not bad, but it’s not where it needs to be. We have to turn this thing around and start winning key matches against ranked teams because we want to gain some momentum heading into the Big East (tournament).” adtredin@syr.edu


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attention. The 2006 season, which started with the Blue Devils as a leading contender for the national championship, was canceled. Head coach Mike Pressler was fired. Players were given the option to leave. But after all that, 33 of those Blue Devils chose to stay, and the next chapter of Duke lacrosse arose. And it culminated in Costabile’s goal, which delivered the program its first national championship just four years later. “I think it meant a lot,” Costabile said. “Turned the page, finally. It gave Duke kind of that storybook ending, if you will.”

Prologue John Danowski remembers exactly when the idea was planted in his head. He had finished up one of his best seasons coaching lacrosse at Hofstra. The Pride won a NCAA record-tying 17 games before losing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. But on a Sunday night in June 2006, his son Matt was on his mind. Sitting out on the swing on his front porch, the elder Danowski talked on the phone with Larry Lamade, whose son Peter played lacrosse with Matt at Duke. Both were on the team amid the scandal. “We were just talking about what was going on,” Danowski said. “Why was this happening? Everybody was so dumbfounded. We were all just trying to make sense of it.” Lamade then proposed the idea. You know there’s only one guy these kids would play for, Lamade told him. You. It made sense. Danowski knew the players. He knew the parents. He knew the program. “And that did get me thinking,” Danowski said in a phone interview Wednesday. “That one conversation.” That discussion came shortly after Duke reinstated its lacrosse team on June 5, 2006. About one month and a few interviews later, Danowski took over as the Blue Devils’ new

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Orange (7-0, 2-0 Big East). Wolf is one-third of a Duke attack unit that has already scored 14 or more goals six times this season. He and fellow freshman Christian Walsh join senior leader Zach Howell in one of the most potent and dynamic groups of this season. “Losing two in a row and only scoring three goals, I think everybody did a lot of soul searching — including the coaching staff,” Danowski said. “And I think practice just became different. I think it became more focused. “I can’t explain it. I wish I could.” The defending national champions were hit hard by graduation and saw more than the departures of Duke legends Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani. Sixteen seniors left the program, and as a result, three freshmen grace Danowski’s starting lineup this season. Wolf and Walsh have proved to be more than able supporters on that front line. They have combined for 29 goals and 17 assists while putting more than 72 percent of their shots on goal. Wolf, in particular, has caught the eyes of many around the nation. Danowski said Wolf is the fastest and quickest player he’s ever coached. The Syracuse defense has certainly taken notice as well. “We didn’t hear much about him at all in

men’s l acrosse head coach. “The other part is, how many times in your life do you get a chance to truly do something good?” Danowski said. “And when I say good, I mean good in capital letters.”

Chapter One: The first season Twenty-four years of head coaching experience couldn’t prepare Danowski for his first season at the helm of Duke. “It was really, really, really different,” he said. “Everything that you did every day, you walked on eggshells.” Cameras flooded the season-opening press conference, and it was a sign of things to come. Danowski said it seemed like there were interviews every day that year. And it also seemed like the questions were never, ever about lacrosse. He would get phone calls from parents questioning or challenging a quote from him they had seen or heard on any given day. He said the school paper and local papers made some references to the scandal almost daily. “But one of the things I would constantly realize was there was no blueprint for this,” Danowski said. “I tried to trust my instinct a little bit.” And his instinct told him to let the players vent. He held meetings just to allow the team to talk about their feelings. The whole group would sit in a big circle on the field, and each player would get the opportunity to say what made him angry. The next week, they would circle up again, but talk about what made each player feel good. And it was those types of strategies, combined with Danowski’s laid-back persona, that make his players believe no one else could have handled the job better. “I think he’s the perfect guy for the job, to be honest with you,” Costabile said. “The kind of intangibles that he brings, I think was necessary to handle the situation.”

Chapter Two: New faces Zach Howell leads Duke with 33 points this year. He watched Costabile’s championship-winning goal from right next to the crease and was the

the beginning, and that’s what happens when you’re a freshman until you have a breakout couple games,” SU goaltender John Galloway said. “We’re going to have to look to stay top-side on him. We’re going to have to look to help John (Lade) if he needs it. He’s a very talented player.” As Galloway mentioned, it will likely be Lade who draws the assignment on Wolf. He has the task of shutting down the freshman who has tallied 15 points in his last three games alone. But he’s accustomed to the role. Each and every week this season, Lade has drawn the assignment of the best player on SU’s opponents. So far, he’s done well. But so far, he’s never faced anyone with the pace of Wolf. “He’s one of the quickest we’ve seen,” Syracuse long-stick midfielder Joel White said. “John is the best one-on-one defender I’ve ever seen. But we always know that we have his back if he happens to slip up. And the rare times that he does, we’re there for him.” Take away Duke’s two losses in February, though, and the Blue Devils lead the country in goals per game at more than 14.8. Howell’s 25 goals and Wolf’s 18 have led the way. Sunday’s matchup might be a game in which the Syracuse defense has to bail out its offense once again. It’s an offense that was held to just 10 combined goals in its last two contests. Nonetheless, Danowski doesn’t think an uptempo game necessarily favors his high-scoring Blue Devils. He recognizes the veteran talent SU has and calls the Orange a “sleeping giant” that

first player to jump on him in the celebration. But after the news broke in 2006, Duke was barely even an option for Howell. “To be honest, when the program was in limbo, I kind of put it in the back of my mind,” said Howell, a high school junior at the time. “It was more of an afterthought.” Costabile said the scandal never played much of a role in his decision to play for the Blue Devils. But that didn’t stop people from reminding the long-stick midfielder about it after he committed in 2008. “Sure, when I told people about it, I’d get my balls broken a little bit,” said Costabile, now a junior. “Acquaintance people you meet random, like one time, that try to throw you a little joke or something like that, and it’s like, ‘All right, cool, dude. It’s really not that funny, but whatever.’” Danowski said the allegations had the biggest influence on the 2007 recruiting class. Duke lost many of those recruits because there wasn’t any guarantee of a program until July. But since then, there have not been many problems, mostly because of the way he handles them. “I bring it up,” Danowski said. “I’m fully transparent when it comes to those things. I tell them exactly the truth and exactly what transpired.” He tells recruits and their families that there was a party. He tells them all three of the former Blue Devils were declared innocent of the rape charges they faced. He tells them about the investigators and the district attorney and everyone else “whose careers burned as a result of their involvement in this situation.” And from then on, it’s about playing lacrosse.

Chapter Three: Moving on Duke lacrosse has taken a backseat this year to football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Danowski said the sport is truly under the radar when it comes to local media attention, despite the team’s No. 3 ranking and 8-2 record. The media circus dwindled from year to year as the Blue Devils finished no worse than national semifinalists every season. This year,

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“Those people on the outside who don’t know much about lacrosse might have seen us win the national championship. And that might have erased their only thought of Duke lacrosse being 2006. That would be my hope because we’ve come a long way since then.” Zach Howell Duke at tack

it’s practically nonexistent. “Winning did represent maybe a little bit more than it should in general,” Danowski said. “It maybe represented a chance to get back to normal. Maybe it did mean more than winning a championship in a particular year.” There are no remnants of that 2006 roster still playing for the Blue Devils this year. But there were plenty of them at that championship game victory a season ago. A small group that had graduated watched from the Duke sidelines. Seven of them played on the team as fifth-year seniors. And Costabile’s goal five seconds into overtime not only gave those players the storybook ending, but also allowed the rest of the country to move on to the next chapter of Duke lacrosse. “Those people on the outside who don’t know much about lacrosse might have seen us win the national championship,” Howell said. “And that might have erased their only thought of Duke lacrosse being 2006. “That would be my hope because we’ve come a long way since then.” zjbrown@syr.edu

dave trotman-wilkins | staff photographer John Galloway and the Syracuse defense will try to stop Duke’s high-scoring attack when SU takes on the defending champion Blue Devils at New Meadowlands Stadium. can “explode” at any time. But being able to put 15 to 20 goals on the board never hurts. And Duke is certainly capable of it. “You don’t really look at those two slipups in the beginning of the season,” White said. “You

look at the games they’ve played (since then), and they’ve played very well. The film that we’ve watched, they’ve shown that they’re the best — one of the best in the country.” mjcohe02@syr.edu


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or C.J. Costabile, an embrace stood out more than anything else from Duke’s first-ever lacrosse national championship. Not his game-winning goal against Notre Dame, which came just five seconds into the extra period. Not the mob of white jerseys that piled on top of him in celebration inside the net. Not hoisting up the national championship trophy. It was the tearful hug from defender Tom Clute that Costabile called “the coolest thing that happened” that day. “He came up to me after the game, kind of crying and stuff out of joy,” Costabile said. “But he’s not a very emotional kid, so that really took me back to see him like that.” After his dramatic goal in last year’s championship game, Costabile talked with a bevy of Duke lacrosse alumni, ranging from former teammates to the Blue Devils who played in the mid-1990s. Still, Clute’s reaction stuck with Costabile above the rest. “He didn’t necessarily get to play a lot of minutes on game day, but he gave it his all every day and wanted to be around the program,” Costabile said. “He’s a guy that everyone looked up to.” Clute was one of seven fifth-year seniors last year who experienced Duke lacrosse’s highest point in the national championship win. He also experienced its lowest point in 2006 when three team members were accused of raping a woman who was hired to strip at a house party. Although all three were declared innocent of the charges in 2007, the damage was done to the rising program in the form of a swarm of negative see duke page 21

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NCAA runner-up NCAA semifinals NCAA semifinals National champions

Duke attack provides tough test for SU defense By Michael Cohen Asst. Sports Editor

It took three games for John Danowski to stop being “dumb.” After the Duke lacrosse team limped to a 1-2 start, its head coach finally moved freshman Jordan Wolf out of the midfield and back to his normal position at attack.

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“The head coach was dumb enough to play him at midfield for the first three games,” Danowski said of himself in a phone interview. “While I thought on paper it was a good move, we moved him back to attack where he was more comfortable.” He can’t explain what happened next.

Since his team’s third game of the season — a dismal 7-3 loss to then-unranked Pennsylvania — the Blue Devils (8-2, 2-0 ACC) have become arguably the hottest team in the country. They’ve surged to seven consecutive wins and a No. 3 national ranking behind one of the nation’s best attack units. The

third highest-scoring team in the country matches up with No. 1 Syracuse’s vaunted defense Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium as part of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. This matchup of top-five teams has all the makings of an upset with the recent struggles endured by the

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SU commit charged with misdemeanor By Mark Cooper Asst. Sports Editor

Ashton Broyld, a Syracuse commit in its incoming class, appeared in court Wednesday on a charge of public lewdness for his actions following a high school basketball game on March 9. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge, said Monroe County assistant public defender J.B. Afoh-Manin, who is representing Broyld. BROYLD “Our goal is to resolve this case in as fair and expedient way as possible,” Afoh-Manin said in a phone interview Wednesday evening. According to an article on Wednesday from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s website, Broyld’s charge stems from his actions after RushHenrietta’s men’s basketball team lost a playoff game to Irondequoit on March 9. “The complaint states that Broyld dropped his pants, exposed himself and made lewd gestures and remarks after the game,” according to the article. Last Saturday, Syracuse held a practice and scrimmage in Rochester, N.Y., at Sahlen’s Stadium. After practice, SU head coach Doug Marrone addressed Broyld’s status. Sue Edson, SU assistant director of athletics for communications, said Wednesday that Marrone’s stance on Broyld has not changed since Saturday. “I’ve talked to Ashton,” Marrone said after Saturday’s practice. “I’ve talked to the family, people at the school. We are well aware of the situation. It is a private matter. We expect Ashton, as well as the rest of our signees, who have work ahead of them to do. But we expect all of them to be a part of Syracuse University in the summer.” Broyld won the New York State Class AA player of the year award in football after helping Rush-Henrietta to a state championship in the Carrier Dome. The quarterback was rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com. Afoh-Manin said he has been in contact with officials at Syracuse, including Kevin Van Derzee, SU director of football operations. “They just want to be kept abreast of the process of the case,” Afohsee broyld page 18

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