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Dick thompson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, presents Kent Syverud with the chancellor medallion at his inauguration ceremony Friday afternoon.

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Seeing the future

Kent Syverud outlines goals as Syracuse University chancellor during inauguration events By Meredith Newman social media producer


n one of the most important days of Kent Syverud’s career, he wishes his parents were there to see it. They would be happy for him, he said, though his mother would be worried — she would be especially worried about

the size of the house he just moved into. “Janet Thatcher Syverud would be whispering in my ear right now, if she could, the following words: ‘Kent, this day is not about you. It’s about Syracuse University. And she would be so right,’” he said. On Friday, Syverud was officially inaugurated as the 12th chancellor of Syracuse University. The inauguration

day was filled with a chancellor fun run, academic symposium, the Fast Forward Student Showcase and ended with the inaugural ceremony held in Hendricks Chapel. At the ceremony, university leaders commented on how Syverud is the right man to lead the university, while the new chancellor spoke about SU entering a new era. “I’ve been telling Kent Syverud that

he should be a university president for more than 15 years, and he finally listened to me,” joked former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who has mentored Syverud since his days as her law clerk, at the ceremony. She added that Syverud is a great match for university, and that everyone at SU has wonderful years ahead. As O’Connor has watched Syverud

throughout his career, his best and important qualities have not changed, she said. He is very intelligent, has wonderful values, he cares about people and can write and speak “exceedingly well.” “He is going to serve you well, and make you proud. Syracuse University is a special place. I can tell by being here today that you all care

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Syverud details areas to improve Panelists discuss future of successful colleges By Meredith Newman social media producer

During his inauguration speech on Friday, Chancellor Kent Syverud highlighted four essential areas he would like to see Syracuse University improve in. This past weekend was the official inauguration of Syverud as the 12th chancellor of the university. In his speech to the SU community, Syverud said he hopes to enhance the undergraduate education and experience;

empower research excellence at SU; embrace change at the university and take risks; and once again become the best place for veterans to gain a college education and be given opportunities. Strengthening the undergraduate experience begins with “building an unrivaled” College of Arts and Sciences, Syverud said. Since a large number of SU students are enrolled in Arts and Sciences, he said, it’s important that the college offers a “distinctive, broad and deep education in liberal arts and sciences.”

“We want the best, unentitled, scrappy, engaged students in the world to want to come here,” Syverud said. “And when they come here, we want them to have opportunities and experiences that are so distinctive that forever after they graduate they will be even more distinctive to the world as the product of a Syracuse education.” In addition to bettering Arts and Sciences, Syverud added that other aspects of college life need to be better addressed, such as where students

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By Brett Samuels asst. news editor

Friday marked the official inauguration of Syracuse University’s newest chancellor, Kent Syverud. But as the university moves into a new era, a symposium was held to discuss where it will be heading next. By about 10 a.m., Sy verud swapped his running shoes and gym

shorts from his run across campus that morning for a suit and orange tie to attend “Great Universities in the Next 25 Years,” an academic symposium held in Setnor Auditorium. The symposium was one of four other events held that day to celebrate Syverud’s appointment as SU’s 12th chancellor. The symposium, moderated by

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Student connects with Asian-American heritage By Jen Bundy staff writer

When Vania Myers gets bored at a coffee shop, she starts sketching the people around her. Art has always been a passion for the senior graphic design major and is a big part of her identity. While most of her work has been on the computer and on Adobe InDesign, she’s working on perfecting her sketching technique. But another big part of Myers’ identity that she’s recently tapped into is her Asian-American heritage. Myers tapped into this identity when she became involved with Asian Students in America, known as ASIA, a culturally diverse organization established to represent Asian-American students on and off campus. Myers did not join ASIA as a general member; she took on a leadership role from the start as a member of the executive board. She is now the creative director for ASIA. She applied for her position as creative director after she saw advertisements about the organization searching for someone to create the advertising and branding visuals.

“Ever since I came to college, I’ve never really questioned or paid attention to my identity as an Asian-American or a KoreanAmerican,” she said. “There has been this entire movement going on, but I hadn’t learned anything about it.” Myers said joining ASIA has been one of her best decisions at Syracuse University. “I’ve become aware of why my parents came to America, why I am here,” she said. “I’ve been taking a lot of Asian and Asian-American Studies courses. I’m learning so much about Asian-American history that I had no idea about.” Being a leader of a group that brings together a community through potlucks, concerts and even general gatherings is amazing, she said. “It is part of my identity. SU has many diverse groups and by meeting them and getting to know other people, you discover who you are as a person,” she said. “That is what ASIA did for me. I became more aware of my Korean-American identity and more accepting of it as well.” jbundy@syr.edu


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Three city schools have failed to meet their academic standards in the last three years, and the district must take action before the next school year. See tomorrow’s paper.


Syverud’s moment Check out the full coverage and additional photos from all of the events on Chancellor Kent Syverud’s inauguration day. See dailyorange.com

$5,870 How much tuition costs for in-state residents to attend SUNY-ESF for the 2013-14 academic year, according to the university’s guide for financial aid.

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Man robs student on Ostrom Robber pulls gun, steals student’s cash early Sunday morning By Brett Samuels asst. news editor

Katie mangol and aidan meyer, a freshman retail management major and a freshman communication and rhetorical studies major, respectively, paint windows on Saturday as part of The Big Event, which was organized by OrangeSeeds. logan reidsma staff photographer

Student volunteers clean up city’s West Side By Brett Samuels asst. news editor

About 220 Syracuse University students took advantage of Saturday’s warm weather when they volunteered in the city’s West Side as part of an annual community service project. The project, known as The Big Event, is put on by OrangeSeeds,

a leadership empowerment program for first-year students at SU. It was the culmination of a year’s worth of development and planning by OrangeSeeds members, who are called “seeds,” and is entirely planned by students, said Nick Jannuzzi, a freshman public relations major and member of OrangeSeeds. The event was arranged by 25 “seeds,” who are divided up into

three committees: marketing, community relations and logistics. This year’s event focused on parks and other locations on the West Side. Jannuzzi, a member of the marketing committee, said they were happy with the overall turnout since The Big Event fell on the same weekend as other community service events such as Greek Week and a Habitat for Humanity opportunity.

Volunteers spent Saturday afternoon working at locations including Skiddy Park, Burnet Park, Lewis Park, the West Side Learning Center and the Samaritan Center, said Chris Bordash, a freshman marketing major who was a part of the logistics committee. The number of students volunteering at each site ranged

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Alumnus leaves school’s largest donation in will By Jen Bundy staff writer

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry recently received the largest cash donation in the college’s 103-year history. The estate of Raymond M. and Rita J. Smith gave the $2.4 million donation, which will fund student scholarships, according to an April 8 SUNY-ESF news release.

“It is fantastic,” said Brenda Greenfield, executive director of the ESF College Foundation. “It is transformational. The gift will be invested in the fund and grow in the years to come, allowing ESF to give out more scholarships.” Raymond Smith died in 2012 at age 84, according to the release. Rita, his wife of 42 years, died in 1996. Smith was a World War II veteran who entered college at SUNY-ESF with the support of the G.I. Bill, Greenfield said. He graduated in 1952.

The gift will be invested in the fund and grow in the years to come, allowing ESF to give out more scholarships. Brenda Greenfield director of the esf college foundation

“The G.I. Bill was what allowed him to afford to come to college,” Greenfield said. “He really felt it was important to have the financial means to be able to attend college.” After college, Smith returned to Davey Expert Tree Co., where he had held a job since he was 16. He spent the next 40 years there until retiring as regional vice president, according to the release. Smith credited this success to

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A man stole a Syracuse University student’s cash early Sunday morning on Ostrom Avenue, the Department of Public Safety said. The student was walking alone headed south on the 700 block of Ostrom Avenue when a man approached him from behind, DPS said. The man pulled the student into the Ostrom parking lot where he displayed what appeared to be a handgun, and demanded the student’s property, which consisted of cash. The student did not sustain any injuries, DPS said. DPS described the robber as a young male approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a white rosary around his neck. After the incident, the robber fled in an unknown direction of travel. blsamuel@syr.edu

twittersphere On Friday, Chancellor Kent Syverud was officially inaugurated as Syracuse University’s 12th chancellor. Here are some Twitter reactions to Syverud’s inauguration ceremony:

@rotolo‬ Justice Sandra Day O’Connor introduces #SUChancellor Syverud, comparing him to a clearing of the sky and ray of sunlight. I quite agree!

@SUAAPresident It is official! @SyracuseU’s 12th #SUChancellor, Kent Syverud!! It is a great day for our alma mater...

@MissyShafer Congratulations Chancellor Syverud on your Inauguration! Welcome to you and your family! #SUChancellor

@ayshaseedat How much money is being spent on Chancellor Syverud’s inauguration ceremony? @SyracuseU @dailyorange #SUChancellor

@Ang2yu #SUChancellor fun run/walk #uptooearly #sleepyselfie



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Affordable Care Act needs alternatives outside of single-payer system


ven with all the major aspects of the Affordable Care Act now in effect, conservative criticism of the law is still here. Thirty-one million Americans are still uninsured. Many who signed up on the exchanges still haven’t paid their first premiums. All this is bolstered by the resignation of Kathy Sibelius, who oversaw the rough website rollout, which confirms for many how flawed the law has been. But I have one huge piece of advice for conservatives: stop criticizing the law without a better way to reform healthcare. Criticism without an alternative will push the U.S. closer to a singlepayer system, where the government owns and pays for everyone’s health insurance. Despite some good the ACA has done, people will look for ways to fix its flaws when they’re constantly pointed out. If people on the right can’t give a solution, people on the left will propose a single-payer system. People will soon be able to point to Vermont, the state working to pass a universal coverage law by 2017, as a national model. The same way Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare law inspired the ACA, Vermont’s could do the same if it succeeds. The answer to this dilemma is simple: The biggest issue in healthcare today that the ACA


doesn’t address is the high costs compared to other countries. For example, angiograms on average cost $914 in the US, but only $35 each in Canada. This is the biggest factor driving up prices and premiums, making it harder for millions of Americans to get treatment. The ACA tries to bring more people in the insurance market so their payments will better cover high costs. This is dancing around the issue of directly bringing down costs, though. If conservatives can fix this, the odds of single-payer reaching the U.S. are much lower. The huge roadblock, however, is that there isn’t a real conservative answer to this yet. The most common one I’ve heard is a free-market solution. But as much as I love the free-market, it doesn’t work on healthcare. Consumer options are limited by location, due to medical emergencies or the person not being healthy enough to travel, letting providers hold local monopolies on prices. Plus, when people see a service that’s

expensive, they can’t just decide not buy it and wait for something cheaper like in a good free market — they need that service to stay alive. If the choice is between emptying their savings and dying, people will choose the former. A desire for profits doesn’t drive down prices in America’s healthcare; it drives up prices for customers. The liberal answer to the issue is single-payer, but conservatives are against it for many reasons. There are often much higher waiting times due to fewer companies chosen by the government providing services for many more people. The government also has total control on what healthcare it provides and which stays in the private sector. Plus, obviously, this system isn’t cheap. Vermont needs to raise $2 billion for its own system, while its highest tax only covers $624 million a year, so they’ll likely be getting a big tax increase, according to a April 9 Vox article. All this adds up to conservatives wanting a better alternative that keeps taxes lower and government smaller. So the ultimate question is, what’s the conservative answer to lower healthcare costs? Some starting ideas are making physicians’ pay based on a salary instead of services they give, or setting maximum price limits based on the costs of services, just to start.

The only clear fact is that none will be totally free-market friendly. But if conservatives aren’t willing to make a compromise on free-market ideas in healthcare, in a few years there’ll likely be actual socialized medicine spreading from Vermont to the U.S. Decide which choice is worse. Max Antonucci is a junior newspaper and online journalism major. His column appears weekly. You can find him on Twitter @DigitalMaxToday or email him at meantonu@syr.edu.

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Feminist roles should not be limited by stereotypical image


hat do you think of when you picture a feminist? For many, an image of a strong, independent woman who can support herself in all ways comes up. But that shouldn’t be the only image of a feminist available. Still, a lot of feminists who believe firmly in that image were upset when Kirsten Dunst told Harper’s Bazaar UK on April 2 that she believes traditional gender roles should be more accepted. In her interview for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s May issue, Dunst ventured off the topic of movies and acting and touched upon her opinion on gender and femininity. She explained that traditional gender roles are undervalued in today’s society, saying, “I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued.” Dunst acknowledged the importance of working and being independent but also asserted that there is value in “staying at home, nurturing, being the mother.” She feels that sometimes “you need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman.” Although our society isn’t exactly a feminist sanctuary, a lot of people were upset and perplexed by Dunst’s statements, especially feminist bloggers. Whereas some publications like The Washington Post had a neutral standpoint and used her statements to fuel a discussion, other publications like Jezebel and Uproxx chose to outright attack Dunst. Jezebel’s counter-argument to Dunst’s statements was that she “is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it.” Uproxx chose to call Dunst an assh*le and explain that her statements solidify the fact that she’s an “insufferable person.” In short, these publications and many others like it choose to insult Dunst as a person simply because she disagrees with them. Aside from the fact that these publications



didn’t actually counter-argue Dunst’s points and instead chose to take a route that mirrors the actions of a 10-year-old, these bloggers don’t actually have an argument against her. All Dunst said was that there is value in traditional gender roles and in women who decide to stay at home instead of work, and there is. The point of the feminist movement isn’t to pigeon-hole women into the role of the independent working woman with no kids. How is that any different than pigeon-holing women into the role of the doting house-wife who cooks and cleans all day? When bloggers and publications like Jezebel and Uproxx attack people for their differing views on feminism, it seems more like they’re arguing about the traits of a storybook character than actual people. Women should be able to make choices and live their lives as they see fit, not be forced into some archetype because of someone else’s definition of a woman. Feminism is about choice. As long as a woman is making the decision to stay at home or to work or to be anywhere else on the spectrum, there shouldn’t be a problem. By attacking Dunst or anyone who agrees with her, simply for close-minded opinions, bloggers are indicating that there is only one way to be a feminist and perhaps there is only one way to be a woman and that’s the very thing the feminist movement is trying to abolish. Mandisa Shields is a freshman newspaper and online journalism major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at meshiedl@syr.edu and followed on Twitter @mandisashields.


Sketchy laughs In tomorrow’s issue of The Daily Orange, Pop Culture columnist Cassie-lee Grimaldi discusses the resurgence of niche sketch comedy programs on television.


Culture of violence Generation Y columnist Kate Beckman discusses the millennial’s misperception of violence and crime in tomorrow’s edition of The Daily Orange,

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Comcast merger causes negative effects


he sprawling white tent on the Quad was a welcoming spectacle for incoming freshmen at Syracuse University. Sitting quietly in the corner of that tent amidst the crowd was a small table for Time Warner Cable, which was offering its campus television deals. We looked at the smiling salesmen, and then some of us to our parents, who gave a look that said “We’re paying enough already.” Within a few years, Time Warner Cable may no longer be offering plans on their own terms. In February, Comcast Corporation proposed a $45 billion buyout of the cable company, a move that has attracted the full attention of the FCC and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, which has launched investigations into the legality of the deal. Comcast representatives appeared in the Senate last week for questioning. The worries are well warranted. According to an April 9 report by The Verge, Comcast maintains 42.4 million subscribers between broadband and cable. The next closest competitor is Time Warner Cable with 22 million subscribers. Politicians from both parties are highly skeptical of how such a merger could possibly benefit consumers. The worry is that if Comcast furthers its grip across the U.S. under


the defense that it isn’t technically undermining competition, there will be less incentive to improve or offer low cable prices to subscribers. Currently, Time Warner Cable presides over Syracuse, as part of the city’s cable franchise — where one cable company services the entire population. If Comcast were to take over Time Warner Cable, it wouldn’t necessarily mean the service would improve. In fact, Comcast isn’t a popular provider because of its service. In April, watchdog group The Consumerist named it the “worst company in America,” along with many other criticisms of its customer service. Comcast is popular across the country for the same reason Time Warner Cable is popular in Syracuse: There is no direct competition. That explains why even if you were unhappy with Time Warner Cable, you couldn’t switch to anything else unless you moved. If the merger is approved, it would be the same situation, but you’d have to move a lot further. But in the same way that Facebook wants to be more than a social website and Google wants to be more than

a search engine, Comcast wants to be more than just a service provider. David Cohen, executive VP of the company and the main participant in current Senate hearings said in an April 8 Wall Street Journal article regarding the deal that Comcast needs “to up our game,” and that the expansion would provide chances to improve service and offer better experiences. But if being the number one cable provider in the nation wasn’t already enough incentive to do all that, his promises don’t hold much weight. Perhaps Cohen should have been listening to the constant complaints about his company that have been occurring since its founding. From the consumer’s viewpoint, there doesn’t look to be much of a purpose for the merger other than for Comcast to further control the field of cable and broadband service. Nobody can say if cable bills will go up, but they certainly won’t go down — even David Cohen said as much. While the deal may pass through the FCC’s investigation with some restrictions, there is no foreseeable benefit to consumers that comes along with a Comcast that is bigger, rather than better. Phil Kramer is a freshman advertising and marketing management major. His column appears weekly. You can reach him at pwkramer@syr.edu and on Twitter at @PhilipWKramer

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Syverud’s goals have potential to improve SU with strong vision Chancellor Kent Syverud’s four main goals for Syracuse University are strong points that will improve the school. During his inauguration speech on Friday, Syverud indicated four ways SU can improve: enhancing the undergraduate education and experience, empowering the research excellence, embracing change and risk-taking at the university and improving veteran services. A noticeable difference between

Syverud and former Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s goals for SU is that he is focusing on the campus rather than the city. To improve SU’s undergraduate experience, Syverud is focusing on the College of Arts and Sciences. While SU’s communications, business and information studies programs are ranked highly on the U.S. News & World Report, SU’s liberal arts programs aren’t. The College of Arts and Sciences, considered to be the “center of undergraduate learning” according to SU’s

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website, needs many improvements if it is to live up to its reputation. While the College of Arts and Sciences is important, Syverud should also focus on how to make the school more collaborative with other colleges at SU. The college can be stronger by improving communication and interactions with the other schools. With that, Syverud should remember to improve all schools at SU, because the College of Arts and Sciences is not the only college that

needs more attention. Syverud’s goal to improve the infrastructure on campus should start by addressing the disparity of quality between buildings. Although some buildings are up-to-date, such as Carnegie Library, others are in need of renovations, such as E.S. Bird Library. He embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of SU, which has become a strong part of SU’s identity. Syverud wants to take risks with the school to encourage more change, so SU’s identity can con-

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tinue to be broadened in the future. It is also beneficial that Syverud wants to build on SU’s veterans program, an already-developed aspect of SU’s identity. Veteran programs have a strong history at SU, and it is valuable to improve this community. Syverud’s vision for SU highlights many of the issues that need to be addressed. If collaboration and change are applied to these topics, the university can grow into the one Syverud envisions. Advertising Design Manager Abby Legge Advertising Manager William Leonard Advertising Representative Mike Friedman Advertising Representative Gonzalo Garcia Advertising Representative Mikaela Kearns Advertising Representative Emily Myers Advertising Designer Kerri Nash Advertising Designer Andi Burger Advertising Intern David Baker Circulation Manager

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fawning over Professor, students present findings on Syracuse’s deer population

By Leanna Kirschen staff writer


fter conducting extensive research, a SUNY-ESF professor handed Syracuse residents the hard truth about the city’s problematic white-tailed deer. Brian Underwood, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, presented his research on the white-tailed deer population in the East Side of Syracuse on Tuesday at Nottingham High School. Underwood said he and two of his students gave a presentation to provide the facts behind the deer problem in Syracuse. The main point shown was that the distribution of deer in Syracuse is not uniform, Underwood said. Deer can be mostly found in and around the green spaces in the environment, he said, such as cemeteries, parks and institutional campuses. Underwood and his students documented a large sample of deer in the northeast part of Syracuse’s East Side, he said. They found the highest concentration of the animals in the St. Mary Cemetery. The current deer population in Syracuse is estimated to be about 218, with 19 deer per square mile, Underwood said. He added that people think these numbers have increased over the past few years but there is no data to support that. The presentation showed that he counted the deer along roadsides from April 2013 through October 2013 and conducted snow track surveys from December 2013 to March. “As part of a larger study to understand the causes for the expansion of deer populations in urban areas, we estimated the deer population size and distribution in the East Side communities,” Underwood said in his presentation. In these green spaces, Underwood and his students identified approximately 40 suitable daytime resting areas for the deer and the winter track counts confirmed that a lot

of deer were using these areas, according to the presentation. Syracuse residents have raised concerns about issues that can be caused by deer overpopulation, including Lyme disease, deer automobile accidents and effects on the land and people’s property, he said. Underwood added that there is always a concern for the effects of deer eating native plants. Underwood said a lot of the decisions on how to handle problems caused by the deer are personal, such as how people manage their yards and landscapes and how they interact with the deer. The next level of dealing with deer is managing the problem on a large scale, he said, adding that the decisions have to be made collectively and everybody must agree on a particular course of action. “You need to find the money to pull it off and then have the fortitude to follow through,” Underwood said. The city of Syracuse is genuinely concerned about the issues caused by the deer, Underwood said. They are concerned for the citizens’ safety and well-being and are onboard to see what they can do to resolve the issues. Sophia Pevzner, a senior wildlife science major, has been involved with Underwood’s work with deer for the past two years and has collected all of the winter data for him. She said the Syracuse Police Department doesn’t keep data as far as deer-vehicle accidents, but they know that cars have hit many animals. “There are a lot of possible solutions,” she said. “First, we need to know what we’re dealing with, and then it depends on what the community decides to do.” Pevzner also said one of the city council officials issued a statement saying that the community is putting together a commission to try to analyze the issue. The commission is called Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today and will look at different solutions to the problems posed by the deer, she said. lwkirsch@syr.edu

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inauguration about it, and you want it to be even better,” O’Connor said. “And I think you will find that Kent Syverud will help you achieve that. He’s a good listener, he’s a good doer and he always got the job done in my chambers. And he always had fun doing it.” Renée Schine Crown, an SU life trustee, agreed that Syverud is the right person to lead the university. Crown recalled on the legacy of SU chancellors James Day and William Tolley, who at their respective times lead the university to new heights. “Our 144 years of history are very much alive and with us today, as we begin, what I know, will be another exciting and rewarding chapter in our institutional story: the Syverud years,” she said. “On behalf of all of the trustees, alumni near and far, I extend my warmest congratulations and enthusiasm to Chancellor Syverud, the right leader, at the right time for Syracuse University.” When it was Syverud’s turn to speak, he opened with two words: grace and humility. He said he was thankful to the university — and all of its components — and asked the crowd to take a moment of silence to remember those who have passed through the university. But Syverud also asked for those in the community to remember the teachers, mentors and coaches who helped them get to Syracuse University, specifically those who pushed them to be better. “I believe that all of our teachers would want us to believe in our university, and to aim higher for it,” he said. “Just as they believed in us and inspired us to aim high in our work and in our lives, I think they would want us to straighten our backs, and roll up our sleeves, and dig in and do our best, and never doubt that we and the university can be the best if we just keep at it.” It’s currently a difficult time for the university, Syverud said, as challenges are coming from every direction and the expectations are even higher. He said he isn’t good at taking on these challenges if he aims “in all directions at the same time,” so he has to prioritize and make tough choices. But when beginning to make those tough choices, Syverud said he gains inspiration from the university’s core values like the inscription on the ceiling of Hendricks Chapel: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” These sacred words call upon all people of all faiths to “pursue knowledge for its own sake

Audience members in academic regalia look on during Chancellor Kent Syverud’s inauguration ceremony on Friday afternoon. Syverud spoke about addressing the challenges SU faces moving forward and the determination of SU’s students. emma fierberg asst. photo editor

and for the freedom it disposes,” Syverud said. There are so many truths the university has known, he said, and has experienced in its history. He then quoted his favorite part of the

This is a university where we are at our best. We are about knowledge and becoming our best. Kent Syverud su chancellor

U.S. Constitution: “No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States.” “In this country, at its best, you do not inherit titles. You work for achievements; you should be judged by what you do, not by what your parents did. By definition, we are an unen-

kent syverud gives Otto the Orange a high-five during the Inauguration Fun Run near Marshall Street on Friday morning. frankie prijatel staff photographer

titled nation,” he said. “And this school, I am deeply proud to say, has long been and hopefully forever will be a university that attracts unentitled people. “This is a university where people are willing to work hard to know the truth. This is not, and never has been, a school for those who view higher education as an accessory or a fashion statement, or a way to define one’s social status. This is a university where we are at our best. We are about knowledge and becoming our best.” But SU, he said, isn’t about each individual. It’s about the community, both in the city of Syracuse and across the different colleges and departments. And because of this, the university’s goal to aim higher should not be based on one slogan, idea or chancellor, but instead by the work of the entire university community. In order to aim higher, Syverud suggested four points which he hopes will start a dialogue about how the university can continue

to thrive. Going forward, Syverud hopes to enhance the undergraduate education and experience; empower research excellence at SU; embrace change at the university and take risks; and once again become the best place for veterans to gain a college education and be given opportunities. If the university can integrate these ideas over the next 10 years, Syverud said he believes SU can become an even better university. “Remembering all of our teachers, remembering all of those who came before us at Syracuse, the great cloud of witnesses, let us now run with perseverance in the race that is set before us,” Syverud said. “Like this inauguration, this race is not about me. It is about Syracuse University. And Syracuse University is not about you. It’s about the pursuit of truth. It’s about the greatness the pursuit of truth can unleash in you, in our friends, in our communities and in our world.” mhnewman@syr.edu

boris gresely, Student Association president, speaks on Chancellor Kent Syverud’s openness toward SA and other student organizations. emma fierberg asst. photo editor


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goals live, eat, work and study. This can be done, Syverud said, by everyone at SU working together. The second point Syverud emphasized was to empower research excellence at SU. In order to do this, everyone at the university must make it easy to talk about how to improve university research. “We cannot view research as something that is confined to one department, to one school or to a particular faculty or discipline. Great research today is so collaborative, by drawing graduates and undergraduates and faculty from here and elsewhere,” he said. “Great research is interdisciplinary and not determined by the question ‘What’s in it for my department and my school?’ But rather by the question, ‘What can we all do with all of the resources from every part of this great university, and all that surrounds it?’” Great research benefits from universitywide investments, as well as from graduate programs that are carefully and strategically designed, he said. SU will improve in research,

We want the best, unentitled, scrappy, engaged students in the world to want to come here. Kent Syverud su chancellor

Syverud said, because the university has done it before and can do it again. For his third point, Syverud stressed the importance of the university embracing change, instead of trying to avoid or deny it. This mentality, he said, stems from the idea that change doesn’t always bring improvement. “To get better, we need to take risks,” he

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Timi Komonibo pitches her winning entry, Style Lottery, at the Fast Forward Student Showcase to Chancellor Kent Syverud on Friday. emma fierberg asst. photo editor

said. “We need to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit that animates so many parts of this campus and we need to move nimbly.” The university won’t get better and “leap frog” other peer institutions, Syverud said, if it isn’t able to try new things other universities “can’t even imagine.” SU’s history is evident of this, he said, with examples of the university embracing global studies, data and information and veterans. “These instances, and so many others, show that Syracuse gets ahead by embracing the right change and nimbly pursuing it,” he said. “I will be asking us to do this in the future. I will be hoping to learn what those changes are from you.” Syverud’s final suggestion was to once again become the best resource for veterans. The university, he said, has the opportunity to become the best in the world to provide opportunity and empowerment to veterans in the armed forces and their families.

While SU already has a great presence in that area, he hopes to further invest in research and opportunities for military families. “We have an unrivaled capacity to bring to bear our expertise in the professions, in disabilities, in entrepreneurship, in information, in arts and sciences, to the benefit of our university and to help those who have worn the battle and their families. So let’s just do it.” If these four ideas could be integrated into SU’s goals for the next 10 years, Syverud said the university can become much better. “I believe we will become a greater university, and on the way, we will enhance all of the communities that matter to us and to the world,” he said. “The greatest contribution this university can make to this city and to this region, which is so important to us, is to be a great, thriving and engaged international research university.” mhnewman@syr.edu

ruth chen and kent syverud walk to the inauguration reception as Chen smiles and waves on Friday afternoon. The reception, which followed the ceremony, featured a variety of food and entertainment to close the day’s events. margaret lin photo editor

Following Chancellor Kent Sy verud’s inauguration ceremony in Hendricks Chapel on Friday afternoon, participants and audience members slowly filtered out of Hendricks Chapel into the late afternoon sunlight. While some people went to change out of the robes they’d worn for the ceremony, others stood around talking in small groups in front of the chapel. A few minutes after the ceremony, the SU Marching Band began playing in front of Carnegie Library, drawing a small crowd. Across from the band, people began filing into a large white tent set up on the Quad for the reception. On either side of the two entrances to the tent, SU a cappella groups Main Squeeze, Orange Appeal, Otto Tunes and the Mandarins performed songs for reception attendees. Inside the tent, the noise was deafening as people stood around small tables talking and consuming the free food and drinks. Far from the typical hot dogs and burgers of college fare, the food set out in the tent included cheese and crackers, antipasto brochette, pulled pork biscuits, Tuscan chicken bits, Ricotto croquettes, fresh fruit and various types of sandwiches. Drinks consisted of orange punch and water flavored with oranges. There were chocolate-covered pretzels and red velvet cake set out for dessert. For Ivan Rosales, one of the student members of the chancellor search committee, the ceremony brought the whole process full circle. On Thursday night, the search committee had a final dinner commemorating the end of the chancellor search, he said, a dinner very similar to the one the committee had at the beginning of the search process many months ago. Finally seeing Syverud inaugurated felt like “mission accomplished,” Rosales said. “I feel good about what we did,” he said. “It’s nice to see so many people happy and appreciative of what we did.” Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner attended the ceremony along with other political dignitaries from the region including county executive Joanie Mahoney and Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.). Miner said she thinks highly of the new chancellor and that she came to the ceremony because SU is an important institution in the community. Miner has had the opportunity to work with Syverud several times already and she said she looks forward to working with him more in the future. “This is a great day for this institution, our city and our community,” she said. Lorraine Branham, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, was similarly optimistic about Syverud’s tenure. Branham said she likes the things Syverud has said so far and the direction he wants to take the university in. “So far, so good,” Branham said. “What has it been? Three months? We’re still getting to know him and he’s still getting to know us.” jliannet@syr.edu



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the technical education he learned as a forestry major at ESF, Greenfield said. “The work ethic, technical skills and analytical thinking skills really helped him grow the company to what it is today,” Greenfield said. The scholarship funding will give a preference to students from Western New York, where Smith spent his life, she said. “If we were to give away a minimum of $1,000 in support, we would be able to give an additional 100 students scholarships,” she said. “That is pretty impactful.” Smith established a scholarship fund at SUNYESF several years ago with a $250,000 gift, but this recent gift was left in his will, Greenfield said. The Smiths have given $2.65 million in gifts to the university, according to the release. Eighty-four percent of the students at SUNYESF receive financial aid, said Mark Hill, a senior financial aid adviser at the university. If an alumnus such as Smith donates funds specifically for scholarships, the financial aid office can start allotting funds as soon as the money is made available, he said. “If money has been specified for use as a scholarship, it can be very impactful in terms of what we would be able to do for our students,” Hill said. Joey O’Reilly, a sophomore environmental studies major, is a recipient of the Class of 1951 Fund Scholarship, which is endowed through alumni. O’Reilly said students receiving scholarships from alumni appreciate the support donations can offer current students. “It means a lot that alumni help out with current students,” he said. “Having a support system organized by past students as well as current faculty makes me feel that the school is there for us.” jbundy@syr.edu

Team displays QueueCode application at expo By Danielle Roth contributing Writer

A new app created in collaboration between a Syracuse University and Le Moyne College student will give anyone the potential to create their own. The app is called QueueCode and it was released for beta testing in March after being featured at Emerging Talk, an entrepreneurship expo, on Saturday. QueueCode is artificial intelligence software that can create thousands of lines of code in seconds. The user interface resembles that of the Adobe Creative Suite design software; however, it creates code after the user designs it — letting anyone create an app. Syracuse University sophomore management major Aidan Cunniffe and 2013 Le Moyne College graduate Nate Frechette developed Queue, while 2013 SU graduate Paul Berg is the lead designer. “Think about all the different opportunities we’d be creating for people,” Cunniffe said. “If you have a cool app idea one day, you can just go home and make it in a couple of hours instead of spending months of your life finding people who would build it for you.” Frechette and Cunniffe started Queue, the company behind QueueCode, last March. Just as QueueCode was being created, the team found another member when Paul Berg, a 2013 SU graduate, joined the team. The team predicts that QueueCode will be released to the public in January 2015. They plan to sell the software straight to users and

lease it to development shops, which create apps. They also plan to expand QueueCode so it can create websites, as well. Thirty to 50 startups have requested to use QueueCode. The team will take on about 10 to beta test and see how the product works for them. Barnett Klane, a 2013 SU graduate, looks forward to using QueueCode in his development shop The Codery. He said he got a sneak peak at QueueCode in February. Currently, Klane, a handful of freelance developers and a designer service clients’ needs. With the help of QueueCode, he said his team’s turnaround time will be faster and they’ll have a better product. Klane’s company and other development shops would have the ability to export the code and further fine-tune the product for the client. Klane foresees using QueueCode to create the base of the app, showing the client that product and then altering the app to the client’s needs in a more focused and efficient manner. Klane’s only concern is about the quality of the code that is exported. “With programming, there is many ways to solve a program,” he said. “The quality is not always measured in the number of lines.” The team has received about 200 emails after QueueCode entered beta testing. A video was released two weeks ago marking the start of beta testing. Tony Kershaw, assistant director of IDEA, the entrepreneurship hub on campus, has helped guide the team through the process and believes QueueCode has potential.

talking entrepreneurship Emerging Talk is an entrepreneurship expo that was in Syracuse on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s schedule included the keynote address, networking oppor tunities and panels. The Saturday slate of events featured student business competitions and an awards ceremony to complete the weekend. It featured a keynote address from Kevin Harring ton of the ABC show “Shark Tank.” Shark Tank is a reality show that features a panel of potential investors, “sharks,” listening to pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs. Kevin Harring ton, who was at SU this weekend, was on seasons one and two of the show.

“It could be a very successful development company,” he said. “A large corporation could buy them out. They could stay private and sell their technologies to those corporations and just manage it.” But like most startup endeavors, success could come from just getting a company’s name out there. For QueueCode, Kershaw said “these guys don’t care so much about the money.” dlroth@syr.edu

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orangeseeds from as many as 40 students at the West Side Learning Center to as few as six who were sent to the Samaritan Center, he said. The work done at each site varied, but much of it focused on cleanup and beautification. John Thomey, a freshman public relations major and community relations committee member, spent the afternoon at Lipe Art Park, an outdoor art venue. Thomey said the volunteers at that location picked up trash, did landscape work and put up a tarp for one of the art structures. “We were fortunate that we got amazing weather and I think everyone enjoyed being outside and helping out the community,” he said. Thomey said everyone at his site had a lot of fun, adding that the work they did will have long-term benefits — if students go back in the future, they will still be able to see their work beautifying the park. Aysha Seedat, a sophomore policy studies major and OrangeSeeds executive board member, worked at Fowler High School doing beautification work. She said many former “seeds” end up volunteering for The Big Event each year. “I would say the event was a success for sure,” Seedat said. “The most challenging part of the day was really getting into the nittygritty type work. We did a lot of raking and it ended up being very physically demanding.” Before being bussed to their respective work sites, the volunteers and OrangeSeeds members gathered in the Halmi Room of Newhouse III to listen to a speech from Tiffany Steinwert, dean of Hendricks Chapel. Steinwert said she grew up one generation removed from poverty, and she spoke about how valuable volunteering can be. “Volunteering is amazing,” she said. “With-

One of the 220 volunteers at the Big Event dips a paint brush as part of the day’s community service efforts. The event, which is organized by OrangeSeeds, a first-year leadership program, involved a day of service in the West Side of Syracuse. logan reidsma staff photographer

out volunteers like you, nothing in the world would change.” Those participating in The Big Event echoed Steinwert when talking about the importance

of giving back to the community. “You can see we’re pretty well off on the Hill, but there are people right in the area who don’t have the same privileges,” Jannuzzi said. “It

lets the community know we care about them. We’ll be here four years but the community will still be around after we’re gone.” blsamuel@syr.edu


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JIM BOEHEIM AND KENT SYVERUD speak after the “Great Universities in the Next 25 Years” panel held in Setnor auditorium on Friday. joshuah romero asst. photo editor from page 1

symposium Ann Clarke, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, featured eight panelists: • Jim Boeheim, SU men’s basketball head coach • Cathryn Newton, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences • Shiu-Kai Chin, professor of electrical engineering and computer science • Dan Pacheco, Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation • Marcelle Haddix, director of English Education Programs in the School of Education • George Saunders, professor of English • J. Michael Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families • Michael Speaks, dean of the School of Architecture Clarke posed questions to each of the panelists with topics focusing on the individual’s area of expertise. Much of the conversation centered on how higher education will change in the future, such as how the design of college campuses may change. “I have no idea,” Speaks said, bringing laughter from the audience. “But I think it’s a good thing that I don’t know.” Speaks said the idea of having a set “master plan” has changed, adding that it’s more exciting to have a planning process driven and shaped by what is happening in the university community. However, he said he believes sustainability and smart campuses will become increasingly important in the future. Panelists also spoke about the relationship between research and technology in future institutions. Pacheco said he uses technology in many of his classes, and believed that embracing the tools it provides can enhance education. “Technology can bring people from different disciplines together,” he said. “An environment like this is really an incubator for what the world can look like.” Aside from the discussion of research, other topics of discussion included diversity on college campuses moving forward and the value of higher education. An audience member brought up the issue of the increasing cost of college and how the business model for universities might change. “When I went to Columbia it cost $235 a semester,” the audience member told the panel. “A candy bar cost 55 cents.” Saunders acknowledged that there’s a “student loan crisis,” while Newton said the great universities are restructuring their budget models to put an emphasis on the subjects they view as a priority. Discussion on the future of research con-

tinued as Hub Brown, a broadcast and digital journalism professor, pointed out that people are openly questioning research and its value. He asked the panel how the university can communicate to the public the significance of research and higher education. “There’s a tendency to say ‘here’s why it’s good for you,’ but we have to be careful not to fall into the trap of saying research is good because it pays off,” Saunders said. “There’s abstract value too.” Newton agreed, saying the public is hungry for what universities have to offer, it just needs to be offered in an original way. Clarke asked Boeheim how he foresees athletics and academics integrating in the future. “I’m sure I’m the least academically qualified of the people up here,” he joked. Boeheim went on to say he believes there’s a myth that college athletes come to college only to play in the NBA and not to get an education. That myth needs to be dispelled, he said.

Technology can bring people from different disciplines together. An environment like this is really an incubator for what the world can look like. Dan Pacheco peter a. horvitz endowed chair in journalism innovation, symposium panelist

Andrew Farrell, a freshmen mechanical engineering major, said he attended because he was interested to hear discussion on what the university might look like in the future — especially in the realm of technology. Barbara Tagg, director of the Women’s Choir at SU, said she thought the diversity of the panelists was extraordinary, and was pleased that the symposium was included on the slate of inauguration day events. “I was inspired by the chancellor that he included this component that really challenged us to think about the university’s future in a broad way,” Tagg said. In addition to the panelists, the nearly-full auditorium saw attendees including Syverud’s wife, Ruth Chen, Chairman of the SU Board of Trustees Richard Thompson, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Lorraine Branham, Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina and many other members of the SU community. blsamuel@syr.edu


@ConfessSU Thank you to everyone who came out and saw the show. We hope you all enjoyed it and took something away from it. #FYLove #FYRent


@DaveBulger @HarringtonKevin is excited by the entrepreneurial activity in Syracuse. Putting a shark in our tank tonight! #ETalk14 @ IDEAcuse

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SU hosts ‘Shark Tank’ mogul By Michelle Polizzi staff writer

BRENDAN GERMAIN AND KIANA SCHMITT, perform “La Vie Boheme,” one of “Rent’s” showstopping numbers. First Year Players presented the musical as its annual show in Goldstein Auditorium, which ran from April 10 through April 12. courtesy of emma fierberg


TODAY’ First Year Players tug heartstrings with performance of “Rent” By Zach Gipson contributing writer


uring actress Rowa n Epstein’s rendition of “Over The Moon,” one ‘Rent’ audience member watching the show in Goldstein Auditorium interjected his thoughts to the person sitting next to him. “I’ve been to ‘Rent’ live at least a dozen times and that was the best version I’ve ever seen performed on stage,” he said. First Year Players, a studentrun musical theater organization at Syracuse University, put on the musical, which ran from April 10–12 in Goldstein Auditorium. Founded in 1992, FYP gives nondrama, first-year and transfer stu-

dents the chance to perform big hits onstage each spring. “Rent” follows a group of young artists in New York City’s Lower East Side during the 1990s. Too poor to pay their own rent, these nonconformists attempt to survive as best they can. This year’s production brought together more than 100 students from the SU community. From communications to engineering majors, the mesh of academic diversity on and behind the stage was colorful. Participants said the bonds formed between the cast, crew and staff this year were strong. “These are the relationships I was looking for before I even came to Syracuse,” said Brendan Germain, see rent page 17

CHRIS PINO, playing Tom Collins, sings the reprise of “I’ll Cover You.” “Rent,” written by playwright and composer Jonathon Larson, recounts the story of young artists struggling to make ends meet in New York’s Lower East Side in the 1990s. courtesy of emma fierberg

With a voice that captivated a darkened room full of Central New York’s most prosperous business owners and entrepreneurs, it’s no wonder that Kevin Harrington has given rise to the commercials of our generation. Stars like Billy Mays and infamous products like the Snuggie all owe their success to the Ohio native. Known for his role on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Harrington traveled to Syracuse this past weekend as part of the Emerging Talk entrepreneurship expo, which brought together entrepreneurs, investors and business owners to network and discuss the future of the Central New York business landscape. On Friday, Harrington delivered the conference’s keynote address at Destiny USA’s Revolutions, following “power chats” by local idols like John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. As Harrington walked onto the Revolutions stage, each entrepreneur in the crowd fell silent in anticipation of hearing the investor’s voice. Beneath the pink and blue stage lights, in a rough, yet welcoming voice, he introduced himself and his business background. Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Harrington spoke about his beginnings working at his father’s restaurants in elementary school and starting his own business by the age of 15. However, he said it was not until he became a business broker and gained access to the records of hundreds of companies that he truly grasped what it meant to succeed in the world of business. “You see the ups and downs; why someone is failing and why someone is succeeding. You see 20 years of success — it was like an education,” Harrington said. His background in sales led him to the idea of infomercials in 1984, when he decided to film salespeople promoting their products in order to fill up the empty rainbow colored bars on the last television channel. “I put my mind in curiosity overload,” Harrington said, urging entrepreneurs in the audience to do the same. Having this mindset, along with a great board of advisers and a team that can help support your endeavors, see shark

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shark tank are what Harrington notes as the secrets to starting a successful business. “It’s what I call putting a shark in your tank,” Harrington said. “The investor with the business and background can help the startup entrepreneur take his business to the next step.” That mindset is exactly what Emerging Talk is intended to help young entrepreneurs achieve. The expo served as the umbrella event for the weekend’s major business competitions, encompassing events such as The Raymond von Dran IDEA Awards, the Invention and Creativity Competition, the Panasci Business Plan Competition and the New York State Business Plan Competition Regionals. Senior finance major Eileen Bell, who was in attendance for Harrington’s talk, credits the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s entrepreneurship program with giving her the confidence she needed to pursue her business idea. “It makes me believe that anything is possible and that I can pursue anything I believe in,” she said. Bell participated in the Panasci Business Plan Competition on Friday and the IDEA Awards on Saturday where she was awarded $3,000 to fund her swimsuit line, Azeer. “I learned so much through competing. Even though they asked me tough questions, I know I can find the answer to them in the next couple of months,” Bell said. As just one of many examples of Emerging Talk’s success, Bell embodies the mentality that Harrington says young entrepreneurs must strive to obtain. When asked what advice he would give to students presenting in the weekend’s competitions, Harrington said students, recent gradu-

ates and professionals alike all face a similar challenge. “The biggest problem with young entrepreneurs is that they don’t raise enough capital — always be ready to raise capital,” Harrington said. Martin Babinec, another Emerging Talk power chat speaker and local business owner, added that failure to be transparent is another common mistake for those new to entrepreneurship.

I put my mind in curiosity overload. Kevin Harrington entrepreneur and “shark tank” star

“Run the private company like it’s a public company,” said Babinec, founder of TriNet Group, Inc. and Upstate Venture Connect, a local nonprofit organization. Babinec is also involved in the Syracuse Student Sandbox, the summer accelerator program which gives students college credit and funding to work on their startup ideas alongside professionals and mentors throughout the summer. He noted that 60 percent of all students participating in the Student Sandbox program remain in Central New York after graduation, one statistic that speaks to the support that Syracuse University provides to student entrepreneurs who participate in events like Emerging Talk. After sharing a number of personal experiences about how he overcame business obstacles in each of his ventures, Harrington concluded his speech with broad but pertinent advice for the audience. Said Harrington: “Think big and prepare to be big, so when a chance arises you won’t miss out.” mkpolizz@syr.edu

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Black Olive 316 S Clinton St. (315) 399-5599 Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Taste: 4/5 Distance: 5/5

Scene: 3/5 Service: 5/5

Price: 3/5 Total: 4

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CHEESE Despite unimpressive entrees, Black Olive’s appetizers shine By Vekonda Luangaphay staff writer


f I haven’t mentioned that I love cheese, I do, and I would enjoy eating cheese Black Olive’s way any day. The Black Olive restaurant, near Armory Square, has been serving Greek dish favorites for more than five years. Eight months ago, the restaurant moved to a new wide and spacious area, around the corner from its old spot by Syracuse Suds Factory. Before sitting down, I walked past a wideopen kitchen and a long bar with modern, blue lighting. While sitting and waiting for my food, I enjoyed beautiful paintings of Greek warriors hung up on the walls, painted black against dim orange backgrounds. I started off my lunch with a fun appetizer: the Saganaki, which costs $9. A Greek flambéed kefalograviera cheese, which tastes similar to Gouda, was plated on a small oval-shaped black hot-iron skillet, sizzling and popping. The waiter poured a shot of brandy over it, which made the cheese sizzle louder. With a lighter in her right hand, she lit the dish on fire. I felt heat from the tall flames warm my face, and it was exciting and thrilling to watch. Soon after, the waiter took a wedge of lemon and squeezed the juicy tang over the cheese to give it a refreshing finish, offsetting the heat and the flame-broiled taste.

The Black Olive restaurant’s beef patty was overcooked and under-seasoned, but the feta cheese added a creamy flavor to the dish. The highlight of the meal was the appetizer, which featured Greek kefalograviera cheese. keegan barber staff photographer

I was able to eat the sizzling cheese right away since the lemon juice helped cool it down quickly. The cheese had a sharp and salty flavor. It also had a golden crispy crust on the bottom and edges after the hot iron skillet lightly seared it. And all of its middle was melted, soft and slightly stringy. Eating cheese in this fashion was so exciting and delicious that I want to try to make it at home, but it might be a bit too dangerous. I plan to just come back to The Black Olive instead. The waiter then brought out my salmon sandwich, priced at $9. The grilled salmon was served on buns with a tomato slice, iceberg lettuce and slices of sweet red onion. Unfortunately, this

Paintings of Greek warriors lined the restaurant’s walls. The Black Olive’s new location near Armory Square, where it has been for eight months after moving around the corner from its previous locale, is wide and spacious. keegan barber staff photographer

delicious sandwich didn’t come with any side dishes, so I ordered a side of Greek fries for $3. The grilled salmon wasn’t dry, which I appreciated. I didn’t detect any seasoning on the salmon — it was pretty plain — and maybe that’s what the chef was going for, since aioli sauce was served on the side. It also appeared that the chef didn’t marinate the salmon, but then again, maybe he didn’t just so he could achieve the grill marks when grilling it. The sandwich was tasty, but not exquisite. While the salmon was plain, I could at least taste dry Greek seasoning on the fries. Feta cheese was crumbled over the fries, but it didn’t add much to the dish. It didn’t melt over the hot fries, nor could you pick up the cheese crumbles with a fry. I dipped each fry in the aioli sauce, which added a fuller flavor to the fresh-out-of-the-fryer fries.

I also tried the Hercules Burger for $7.50, which was, for the most part, delicious. It was topped with fries and feta cheese. With each bite, the four elements came together nicely. The feta cheese played the role of the burger’s sauce, adding a creamy flavor. The fries gave a warm, crispy and starchy texture. I would subtract points on the beef patty, because it was overcooked and under-seasoned. I didn’t detect any ounce of salt, pepper, onions or garlic powder. The over-cooking made the patty too dry for my liking. The only good thing about the patty was the smoky taste from the fire grilling method. Although I didn’t think too highly of all the lunch entrees, I would still go back for the cheese and give the other items on the menu a try.




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Designers should embrace using Instagram, social media


n this day and age, if you see something you like, you take a picture of it. And then post it to Instagram. If there isn’t a picture of it, it is almost as if it didn’t exist. Instagram has already revolutionized the food industry — you can’t scroll through your feed without seeing a food selfie — and now, it ’s taking over the fashion industry as well. Everything is now about the photo — the staging, the lighting, the overall atmosphere and even the fashions themselves. Instead of just focusing on the garments and their details, designers are looking to see if the garments will photograph well. A lot of designers, especially young designers new to the scene, are reconsidering the shapes, volumes and colors of their outfits in a totally different way. They pay way more attention to the photogenic value of an outfit. You have to wonder, with all of this reworking of fashion to be displayed on a screen, what is being lost or sacrificed? The world may never know.


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I’m not a fan of having to wonder about it. There are many subtleties in fashion that are not easily shown when you take a picture of a garment. A lot of times, photographs just don’t do a garment justice. But just because we can’t see the nuances in pictures, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take them. Special beadwork, intricate stitching and other small details are what make each individual piece special. If we start to leave out all of the details, then eventually everything is just going to end up looking the same. The reason designers have to reconsider all of this is because Instagram and other forms of digital media have changed the way fashion is shown, experienced and shared among its followers. Creating a unique — and, by extension, shareable — experience for jaded show-goers has become part of a designer’s mandate. Shows are designed to wow not only those in attendance, but also all of their followers. Fashion brands and magazines have their own social media accounts, showing their followers behind-the-scenes photos and videos that they wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. Fashion bloggers post pictures of their daily outfits; designers share their mood boards. The way that collections are covered has changed immensely as well. The coverage of fashion week is no longer limited to magazines, newspapers and style websites. Celebrities and fashion followers post pictures and videos of their favorite shows on their profiles. There are even designers who post videos of their own shows on Instagram. However, not everyone shares the love for this multichannel form of sharing fashion. Some labels are still trying to limit access for sharing their designs. According to an April 9 article in The New York Times titled “Fashion in the Age of Instagram,” there are brands that actually block cellphone and data signals during their shows. That doesn’t mean that they can’t take photos and videos with their phones and share them later anyway. Most designers have already accepted that digital media is a new factor when sharing their collections. And I definitely think this is something we should embrace. I follow several fashion bloggers and designers on Instagram and I definitely look forward to the pictures they post. We live in a culture where we constantly share our experiences with other people. By sharing their collections and other backstage photos and videos, designers create a more special bond between their brand and their customers. Their followers get to see things that they wouldn’t have been able to if digital media didn’t exist. And by having their items on social media, they may gain followers, and potential customers, who wouldn’t have seen their garments otherwise. The next time you’re out and you like what someone is wearing, take a picture and post it to Instagram. You may just change the face of fashion.

Alexis McDonell is a sophomore magazine journalism major. Her column appears every week in Pulp. E-mail her at admcdone@syr. edu and follow her on Twitter at @AlexisMickD.



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a freshman television, radio and film major who played Mark Cohen, a struggling Jewish filmmaker and narrator of the show. “The production was great, but the people made this experience more worthwhile. Our personalities just clicked so well.” The house was packed for Saturday night’s show. Behind the theater seating were multiple booths, one of which was sponsored by the STOP Bias campaign. There was also a table dedicated to sending “1,000 sweet kisses” — short messages dedicated to cast members and crew — as well as a concessions stand. The stage was decked out in wooden plat-

They had me crying after intermission. I just love how the cast incorporated the stage. It was so emotional and it totally blew me away. I would recommend it to everybody. Ashlee Thibaud sophomore biochemistry major

forms and lights dangled from the ceiling, giving off the effect of starlight. The backdrop was lit with neon lights, concealing the ensemble band. The cast flooded the stage and performed the show’s eponymous number, “Rent.” After each song, audience members throughout the auditorium erupted in applause. Many

theatergoers jumped out of their seats, while others whistled and commented in admiration. “My absolute favorite song is ‘Seasons of Love.’ It’s right after the intermission,” said junior Casey Gaul. “I just love the lyrics — it makes me really happy.” Epstein, a freshman recording and allied entertainment industries major, played Maureen Johnson, a flirtatious performance artist. She was thrilled to be a part of FYP this year, but noted the difficulties of her role. “Maureen was definitely the hardest character I have ever portrayed in a musical,” Epstein said. “She’s not only vocally exhausting, but she’s also such a dimensional and crazy character. ‘Rent’ was physically and emotionally draining, but it was such a big accomplishment for me.” Throughout the musical, the crowd participated by clapping, snapping and even mooing to songs. The final song, “Finale B” — better known as “No Day But Today” — moved audience members to their feet in a standing ovation. “They had me crying after intermission,” said Ashlee Thibaud, a sophomore biochemistry major. “I just love how the cast incorporated the stage. It was so emotional and it totally blew me away. I would recommend it to everybody.” It wasn’t just audience members crying, though. The cast was also brought to tears during various scenes of the musical. “I’m not sure if you noticed,” Epstein said, “But several cast members were crying on stage, and those were real tears. This was deeply emotional for all of us.” As the show came to a close, viewers shouted, “FYP!” The cast finished by filling the stage, bowing and hugging each other — an emotional ending to months of hard work. Said Germain: “We practiced so much for this and every bit of it paid off this weekend.” ztgipson@syr.edu

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Daddio corrals 12 of final 15 faceoffs in SU’s win over UNC By Jesse Dougherty asst. sports editor

There was an empty seat behind the podium at the postgame press conference. Billy Ward sat on the far right and fist bumped Nicky Galasso before admitting that he had no clue how his game-winning sudden-death goal — that lifted Syracuse over North Carolina in double overtime — found the back of the net. Bobby Wardwell, who yielded just four goals in the third quarter, fourth quarter and two overtime periods combined, sat in between them. SU head coach John Desko took his usual chair on the far left. Then faceoff specialist Chris Daddio jogged in to take the final spot. Frantically, but in his own way, relieved. “I was going to say if he’s not here,” Desko said, laughing and looking at Daddio, “then something’s wrong.” In a season where Daddio’s play has been heavily scrutinized in losses and heartily complimented in wins, he gave the Orange’s potent offense an opportunity to win Saturday night in the Carrier Dome. The senior won 12-of-15 faceoffs in the second half and two overtime periods, and led No. 7 Syracuse (9-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) to an 11-10 win over No. 4 North Carolina (8-3, 2-3) that clinched an ACC tournament spot. Daddio controlled 18 of the 26 faceoffs in the game, as the Tar Heels tried four different players — Frankie Kelly, Ryan Kilpatrick, R.G. Keenan and Brent Armstrong — in a failed effort to break his rhythm. “They’re both great faceoffs guys, just look at their success,” Daddio said of Kelly and

Keenan. “But us three, Pete and all the other wings, even when I wasn’t getting them, were getting there pretty fast.” While answering countless questions about his successes and failures this season, Daddio has grown used to accepting blame and deflecting praise. He credited his wings for the faceoffs he won and when asked if it felt good to finally put it all together on such a big stage, deferred to the work that is still to be done. But for the second straight home ACC game, each one testing the Orange to salvage a lackluster start and prove itself in its new conference, Daddio elevated his game at the perfect time. When the Orange was stumbling through its winless start to conference play, Desko went away from the senior specialist in search of a permanent answer. He mixed in transfer Mike Iacono, longstick midfielder Peter Macartney, walk-on Austin Wentworth. And started freshman Joe DeMarco, who hadn’t taken a faceoff all season, against defending national champion Duke. Now it’s been four games since any other Syracuse player has walked into the circle, and the Orange hasn’t lost in that span. It was the Tar Heels that poked around their bench for a solution Saturday and still, each Daddio win looked cleaner and more confident than the last. He secured 4-of-8 in the first quarter, 2-of-3 in the second, 4-of-6 in the third and 6-of-7 in the fourth. And when the Orange’s ACC tournament bid hung in the balance, he won the opening draw of both overtime periods, the second of which led to Ward’s game-sealing goal. “I really credit Daddio for playing as well as he

CHRIS DADDIO collects a faceoff in Syracuse’s win. He picked up 18-of-26 faceoffs, which powered the Orange into the ACC tournament. spencer bodian staff photographer

did,” UNC head coach Joe Breschi said. “We threw a lot of people at him, trying to make plays and get possession, and take pressure of the defense. “But that’s what he did. We played a lot of defense tonight.” While Daddio has flourished during the Orange’s late-season run, there are still kinks in his game that need to be ironed out. On several of his faceoff wins against the Tar Heels, he had trouble finding an open team-

mate and turned the ball over — most notably when he threw a pass by Dylan Donahue with two minutes left in regulation. But even if Daddio’s unchanged expression didn’t show it after the game, he’s found a way to consistently do his part. Said Daddio: “It feels pretty good. I could care less about my stats to be honest with you, as long as we end up with the ball and we win.” jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse


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Syracuse defense stymies nation’s best offense in upset By Sam Blum asst. copy editor

The North Carolina reserves stood on the sideline with their arms crossed — their eyes scanning the ground, watching the scoreboard, escaping the action in any way possible. The Tar Heels were down three goals, and Carly Reed had just lost control of the ball with 2:36 left in the game. Syracuse’s Kelly Cross

had picked it up. At that point, all Syracuse needed to do was run out the clock. “They try and shift around with what they’re going to do,” SU defender Natalie Glanell said. “They’re down and they have to make some kind of adjustment. Some things might have worked for them, we had to follow and answer.” The Syracuse defense held North Carolina, the nation’s top scoring offense at more than 17 goals per game, to just 16 shots. The No. 3

MALLORY VEHAR (RIGHT) defends against an UNC attack in Syracuse’s 12-9 win over the No. 1 Tar Heels on Saturday, hannah wagner staff photographer

Orange (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) forced 11 turnovers, and made an elite scoring team go stagnant in a 12-9 win over No. 1 North Carolina (12-2, 5-1) in front of a school-record 2,142 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels tallied just three goals in the first half, and even when they came back to tie the score at nine, the Syracuse defense kept them out of the cage the final 12:27 of game action. “Obviously we’ve got to prepare,” UNC head coach Jenny Levy said. “And we did prepare and credit their defense, they did a great job. I thought they brought great energy, executed well.” Levy said that it was the first half in which her team dug itself into a hole. UNC committed eight turnovers, with Levy noting that their threshold for each game is fewer than 10. With two minutes left in the half, the defense forced Sydney Holman to throw a ball awry. It started quickly skidding to the sideline by the Syracuse bench. All the SU players started jumping and yelling as the ball went out of play, giving the Orange an opportunity to run out the clock on the half. “If you don’t have the ball, you can’t score,” Levy said. “And if you get the ball and you turn it over, it doesn’t help. They dominated possession today.“ SU head coach Gary Gait said his team adjusted on defense in the second half after a 6-2 UNC run over the course of 13 minutes tied the game at nine. He said the Tar Heels had to change up their offensive approach to get back in the game, and his players responded. “Everybody attacks a little differently and they attacked it a couple different ways,” Gait

said. “And we made adjustments to where good players play their positions, and they overload one side and we balance. They made adjustments and we adjusted back.” What was expected to be a shootout between the nation’s two top offenses was anything but. The game was chippy and turnover heavy. There were three double-penalties, which resulted in toss-ins to decide possession. It was seemingly every play that officials blew their whistles. Levy said the officiating was “awful”, and Gait said he “unfortunately” couldn’t comment on it. But even though neither team could find an offensive flow, it was Syracuse’s stifling defense that prevented UNC from ever having a chance. “We prepared well, and we communicated and did the adjusting that we had to do in the second half,” Glanell said. “But again, as I always say, we stuck through and communicated. “We stayed very composed and played our defense and came out on top.” sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3



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Orange sweeps Panthers in 3-game series After sweeping Binghamton in a doubleheader on Wednesday, Syracuse (18-18, 9-7 Atlantic Coast) continued its winning ways in Pittsburgh this weekend. SU swept the Panthers (13-22, 4-12) in a three-game series. Sydney threw a complete game one-hitter to start off the doubleheader with a 5-2 Syracuse victory. Syracuse scored all five of its runs in the last two innings. Julie Wambold evened the score in the sixth inning with a two-run double to bring home Daniels and pinch runner Riley Johnson. Freshman outfielder Alyssa Dewes continued her power surge, crushing her fourth home run of the season and third in her last four games. In game two of the doubleheader, SU yielded three runs in the first inning and was yet again down early in the game. But in similar fashion to the previous game, Syracuse came back, winning 11-4. More than half of the runs scored for the Orange came via home runs from O’Hara, senior first baseman Jasmine Watson and sophomore shortstop Corrine Ozanne. In a joint pitching effort, the Orange utilized all three of its primary pitchers,

with sophomore Lindsey Larkin recording her second win of the season and freshman Christina Clermont notching her first career save. In addition to her home run, O’Hara went 4-for-4 on the day with four RBIs and two runs scored. O’Hara lasted just two innings in a 12-7 victory in game three. She gave up five runs and didn’t record a single strikeout in her outing. Outside the pitcher’s circle the Orange continued to play sloppily, as the team committed four errors in the game. Going into the final frame, with Syracuse looking to build upon its one-run lead, center fielder Shirley Daniels led the inning off with a double. The next six hitters reached base and six SU runners came across to score as SU pulled away for the sweep. Syracuse will host Boston College on Wednesday in a doubleheader.

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remaining. After Cross scored her second goal moments later, Treanor was later able to bookend the game with her seventh and final strike of the afternoon. The Tar Heels’ last real scoring opportunity came with 3:20 remaining, but Taylor George’s free position shot bounced off the crossbar and SU was able to cruise to the finish. Treanor’s seven goals tied for the secondhighest mark in school history, behind only Murray’s eight goals against Boston College on February 21, 2012. Levy, UNC’s coach, had nothing but high praise for the sophomore and the chemistry she has built with the rest of the Orange. She said the Tar Heels had a couple of options planned to try and stop her, but none worked. “We play everybody in the country almost, the top teams, and she’s certainly the best we’ve played this season,” Levy said. “You have to be careful because if you hone in too much on her, then she ends up having six assists.” With the victory, the Orange will likely vault to the top of the polls this week. Treanor said that extra incentive was key to her big day and the team’s performance against one of the nation’s best squads.

wlax-unc build a 6-3 halftime lead. Although Treanor seemingly did whatever she wanted around the goal, she credited her teammates for putting her in those opportune positions. “With the support I had around me, Alyssa Murray fed me the ball really well,” Treanor said, “just staying focused on my game instead of the defenders was the objective.” But as the second half began, the Tar Heels mounted a charge and scored three unanswered goals to cut their deficit to one. Another three-goal spurt later in the period tied the score at nine with 12:27 remaining. Rather than panic, though, the Orange offense dug deep for one final charge. “The attack buckled down,” midfielder Amy Cross said. “When we did get the ball, we were able to really finish on our shots, posses the ball and value it more than we did in the past.” No one finished better than Treanor, who gave Syracuse the lead once again with 9:01

SU goes winless in weekend play

The Orange (4-13, 4-8 Atlantic Coast) struggled on the road in ACC play this weekend, losing Friday to No. 15 Clemson (18-4, 10-1), 7-0, and Sunday to No. 32 Georgia Tech (11-7, 8-4), 7-0.

Against Clemson, the Syracuse doubles pairing of senior Maddie Kobelt and freshman Valeria Salazar defeated the 12th-ranked doubles team in the country, 8-2. But Syracuse could not get a win from either of its other doubles teams, with the pairing of Amanda Rodgers and Komal Safdar losing 8-6 and freshmen Maria Avgerinos and Rhiann Newborn blowing a 7-6 lead and losing in the tiebreak 7-1. After not taking any momentum into singles play, the Orange failed to win any of its singles matches. Newborn and Avgerinos were the only two on the team to even extend their matches to third sets. On Sunday, Georgia Tech clearly outplayed the Orange in both singles and doubles play. The team lost both doubles matches that finished 8-1 and Kobelt was the only player to win even a set for the team in singles. The Orange will end its regular season play at home at Drumlins Tennis Center this weekend against Wake Forest on Friday and Notre Dame on Saturday. — Compiled by Connor Grossman and Ryan Raigrodski, staff writers cgrossma@syr.edu rlraigro@syr.edu “I think everyone can say they felt it today,” Treanor said. “We’re playing the No. 1 team in the country, the defending national champions, so there was just that extra incentive to get it done today.” tfpiccot@syr.edu


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Galasso scores 2 goals in victory over former team

NICKY GALASSO powers past a defender in Syracuse’s 11-10, double-overtime win over North Carolina. Galasso finished with two goals. spencer bodian staff photographer By Phil D’Abbraccio asst. copy editor

The smile slowly spread across Nicky Galasso’s face as the question was being asked. He couldn’t say no. Syracuse’s postseasonclinching win over North Carolina — whose basketball program he grew up cheering for and for whose lacrosse team he was suiting up for just two years ago – had to have something extra to it. “Yeah, a little bit,” Galasso confessed. “But it’s just another game, so I’m glad we came out with the win and we have our next opponent to focus on.” The redshirt junior’s productive stretch of play continued Saturday night in the Carrier Dome, where Galasso netted a pair of secondhalf goals to help the No. 7 Orange (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) edge No. 4 UNC (9-3, 2-3) by a score of 11-10 in double overtime. With SU’s back against the wall and a must-win conundrum at hand to qualify for the ACC tournament, Galasso made the most of his crunch-time minutes. After his two-point outing against the Tar Heels, the midfielder has racked up all seven of his goals on the season within the Orange’s last seven games – six of which have been victories. “I’m just happy for him that he found the right spot for himself,” UNC head coach Joe Breschi said, “and obviously, he’s a very good player. He’s got a great supporting cast around him here as well, so I’m happy he’s found a home and he’s being successful.” Coming right off the SU sideline in the



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third quarter, Galasso hauled in a pass from Jordan Evans, faked a pass back to Evans and from 10 yards out, whipped a low-release shot past UNC goalie Kieran Burke to cut the deficit to 7-6. For Syracuse’s first of three game-tying goals in the fourth quarter, Galasso initiated the ball movement by dodging along the goal line, drawing a slide and dishing to Kevin Rice behind the cage, who then found Dylan

I’m just happy for him that he found the right spot for himself. Joe Breschi unc head coach on nicky galasso

Donahue for a score. “It’s not about trying to make a circus play,” Galasso said. “It’s more of dodging hard and moving the ball, and then your teammates are going to find each other.” Three minutes later, Galasso took a pass from Rice and rifled a shot from the right wing into the back of the net for the Orange’s first lead of the night. And when Syracuse dog-piled after finalizing an ACC tournament berth, Galasso made sure he took it all in, being one of the last SU players to leave the field as the coaches patted his helmet in encouragement. pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb

joseph Syracuse, but it makes everything a little bit easier.” Joseph’s morning routine never wavers. He wants to make sure he’s completely comfortable knocking down open 3s next season — something Ennis did in stretches, but was unable to do consistently throughout the season. “It’s just about repetition,” Joseph’s high school teammate Idris Taqqee said. “He makes sure that he’s doing those things. I believe that he’s a good shooter.” Joseph said Syracuse could have made a deeper run in the NCAA Tournament if it hit more shots — particularly 3-pointers. He added that the team became easy to guard because it couldn’t keep the defense honest. That predictability, he said, eventually cost the Orange. Joseph watched the Tournament with some of his friends, and said he was devastated when SU lost. “I was pissed,” Joseph said. “You brag about your team. If anybody asks you who’s winning the whole thing, you have to say Syracuse. It sucks.” At the same time, Joseph said, it’s a good

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mlax-unc tournament in Chester, Pa., on April 25. “The overtimes, the back and forth, the goalie saves, just a great game for college lacrosse,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I think for Syracuse University, a great win here in the Carrier Dome.” After scoring, Ward was at the center of Syracuse’s celebratory dog pile at the 25-yard line. But for SU’s Nicky Galasso, what was more important was when Ward took center stage inside the Syracuse locker room at halftime. With the Orange trailing 6-3 through 30 minutes, it was Ward who sparked his team with a passionate locker room speech. “You know, after Duke, everyone started questioning our heart,” Ward said. “I told everyone, this team has more heart than any team I’ve been on. It’s just a matter of doing the little things right. And we’ve been practicing like that. “I just said, ‘Let’s be us and let’s be great.’ And that’s what happened.” “He threw a couple more adjectives in there,” Desko joked before exiting the postgame press conference. “But we won’t talk about that.” With a gauntlet of a schedule this season, facing eight top-10 ranked teams — in addition to ranked St. John’s and a strong Binghamton team — Syracuse fought its way into the conference tournament after having the slimmest of odds. But in a span of a week, Virginia lost to UNC, the Orange beat No. 6 Cornell, and Virginia lost to Duke — setting up an ultimate ACC tournament play-in game between SU and UNC. That fate was on the stick of Staats’ midway through the second overtime. Staats dodged down

opportunity for him next year. He loved the sense of urgency and swagger Syracuse played with when it started 25-0, but said that urgency went away toward the end of the season. Now the players know what getting bounced early feels like, and Joseph feels as though that will help them in the long run. Joseph believes next year’s team can make a deep run in the dance, even with Ennis gone. He had a feeling Ennis would leave, so when he found out on Twitter he wasn’t too shocked. “I didn’t really talk to him about anything,” Joseph said. “I think anybody in that position would go. If you’re a lottery pick, what is the sense of coming back? “You can’t get any higher by coming back. I just put myself in his shoes. If any athlete puts themselves in his shoes, I think they’d be lying if they said they wouldn’t make the same decision.” Joseph knows more pressure will be on him now that Ennis is gone, but that’s exactly the way he wants it. There may be some bumps in the road, but he said he’s ready for the challenge. Said Joseph: “I think it’s a great opportunity for all the guards on the team, including myself.” tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass the right side of the SU attack, and when a double team came, found Ward in the middle of the field. “I just let it fly,” Ward said. While Kevin Rice led the Orange with six points on three goals and three assists, Ward tallied four points — including the game-winner. He also scored two critical goals in the first quarter that cut a 4-1 deficit to 4-3. It was a constant theme throughout the day — Syracuse fighting to stay in the game. “We were just making smart dodges,” Galasso said. “We played a good team game and we just got to keep that going.” SU midfielder Scott Loy put a shot through Burke’s legs with 11 seconds left in the quarter to tie the score at seven heading into the fourth quarter. Galasso scored a goal with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter, giving the Orange a 9-8 lead, its first of the game. But two minutes later, UNC’s Chad Tutton bounced a shot by Wardwell to tie the game at nine. Trailing 10-9 with 8.4 seconds left in regulation, Rice scored from six yards out to force overtime, which eventually set up Ward’s game winner in double OT. Now, the Orange’s seeding depends on the April 19 matchup between Maryland and Notre Dame. If Notre Dame wins, the Orange will be the No. 3 seed. Either way, the Orange will play Duke in the first round of the tournament. Although Syracuse lost to Duke 21-7 on March 23, postseason play means a clean sheet. The only thing Syracuse cares about is that, in its first year in the ACC, it’s heading to the conference playoffs. “Don’t get me wrong, this win feels good,” Ward said. “But our next opponent, Hobart, is just as important as this one is. We can’t slip up next week. Just luckily, with this win today, we’re in the ACC tournament.” jmhyber@syr.edu


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women’s lacrosse

Treanor, SU trump No. 1 UNC Sophomore attack nets 7 goals in prolific victory By Tyler Piccotti staff writer

The last time Syracuse sophomore Kayla Treanor took the field against North Carolina, she torched the Tar Heels for seven goals and two assists as a member of Team USA at the Champion’s Challenge on Jan. 26. But on Saturday, with the nation’s No. 1 ranking potentially on the line, she gave an encore performance that was equally impressive. Treanor equaled her output from January with seven goals to help the No. 3 Orange (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) pull away from No. 1 UNC (12-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) for a 12-9 victory in front of a record home crowd of 2,142 fans at the Carrier Dome. Treanor’s seven scores set a new career high and were the most by an Orange player in any game this season.


BILLY WARD celebrates after scoring a game-winning goal in double overtime to beat North Carolina 11-10. The shot capped off Syracuse’s fourth straight win, and propelled the Orange into the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. spencer bodian staff photographer

Ward’s double-OT dagger drives SU past UNC, into ACC tournament By Josh Hyber staff writer


illy Ward’s personal celebration was cut short. Just after he scored a game-winning goal — one he later admitted he didn’t see once it left his stick — Ward was bear-hugged by Randy Staats and then the entire

Syracuse bench. The team poured onto the field in the seconds following Ward’s goal. Bobby Wardwell sprinted 80 yards from the Syracuse goal to the dog pile. The Carrier Dome erupted. And Ward was under it all, laying on the same field that the Orange limped off after losing to Maryland to start an 0-3 stretch to start its first crack at

Atlantic Coast Conference play. It’s a start that was erased when Ward’s shot whizzed past North Carolina’s Kieran Burke and into the back of the net, and is now only a small stain, if that, on the Orange’s salvaged season. “It’s kind of a blur, to be honest,” Ward said. “You see the net move and you’re kind of like, ‘What just happened?’ And then the next thing

you know, you’re getting tackled by a bunch of guys.” Ward’s third goal of the day capped an 11-10 victory for No. 7 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) over the No. 4 Tar Heels (9-3, 2-3). Despite starting conference play 0-3, Ward’s goal officially booked Syracuse’s ticket to the conference see mlax-unc page 22

men’s basketball

PG Joseph prepares to replace NBA-bound Ennis By Trevor Hass asst. sports editor

Every morning Kaleb Joseph wakes up at 5:45 a.m., heads to the gym and makes 500 3-pointers before class. It’s a routine Joseph started

when he saw coaches questioning his shooting ability in an article. He takes 25 shots from each spot, and if he misses two in a row he sprints the length of the court. Three in a row and he has to start the 25 over. “I want to go into next year prov-

ing I’m a more than capable 3-point shooter,” Joseph said. Now that Tyler Ennis is heading to the NBA, Joseph, a senior at Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, Mass.), will likely be thrust into Syracuse’s starting point guard role as a freshman.

Joseph’s wanted to start for SU ever since he was a kid, so he’s preparing to ensure his dream unfolds as planned. “A great opportunity opened up,” Joseph said, “It didn’t really change what I planned on doing when I came to see joseph page 22

Kayla Treanor’s seven goals against No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday nearly matched Syracuse’s single-game scoring record. Here’s a look at the top 10 performances in program history: GOALS NAME OPPONENT YEAR 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Alyssa Murray Lauren Brady Katrina Hable Katrina Hable Katrina Hable Alyssa Murray Alyssa Murray Katie Rowan Katie Rowan Kayla Treanor

BC Cornell BC Colgate BC Cincinnati UConn Rutgers Colgate UNC

2012 2000 1998 1998 2000 2012 2012 2007 2008 2014

“She’s probably the only player in the country that’s scored seven goals on that team twice,” Orange head coach Gary Gait said. “She stepped up today. She has incredible potential and just played outstanding.” Treanor scored the first goal for either side 5:56 into the first half after blowing right past defender Courtney Waite to the right of the cage. Four minutes later, she did the same thing to give SU a 2-1 lead. UNC head coach Jenny Levy then gave Stephanie Lobb the task of stopping Treanor, but the redshirt freshman fared no better. Treanor added two more tallies during the final seven minutes to help the Orange

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