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Making their case University Union officials hosted

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Rallying cry

Trayvon Martin shooting evokes strong emotions from national, campus audience

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wo months ago, a hooded sweatshirt held little significance aside from a warm article of clothing. But on Feb. 26, when a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a hoodie, the article of clothing became something to rally around. Although the volunteer, George Zimmerman, said he acted in self-defense, the shooting raised serious questions about racial profiling and selfdefense laws. But the ultimate outcome of Martin’s death has yet to be seen. Since the shooting, thousands of protestors have gathered in New York City and Philadelphia for “Million Hoodie Marches,” and protest movements have spread to college campuses nationwide. Many have attributed the outrage over this particular crime to the use of social media, as well as Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. At Syracuse University, several events have been held in honor of Martin in the past two weeks, including a “Hoodies for

Trayvon Martin” rally, a forum to discuss the shooting and “1,000 Campus Vigil for Trayvon,” which was held simultaneously on campuses across the nation April 4. The media traditionally gives little attention to the deaths of African-American youths, which is why Martin’s story didn’t make national news until weeks after his death, said Hubert Brown, associate dean for research, creativity, international initiatives and diversity at SU. “It might have stayed the kind of case where nobody knew much about it around the country had it not been for Twitter,” he said. “This is a story that in journalistic terms is old now, but it was made new and was made more relevant by social media.” The nature of the crime and the racial implications it suggests make it resonate with a national audience. Because Zimmerman has not been arrested, it is a continuing story and remains in national headlines even six weeks after the shooting, Brown said. “There is a tremendous amount of outrage,” he said.


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Tomaselli scheduled for sentencing April 11 By Rachael Barillari ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Zach Tomaselli is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday to a state prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2009. Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, accused Bernie Fine, former Syracuse University associate men’s basketball coach, of molesting him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002 during an away game. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. in Superior Court in Auburn, Maine, according to an April 6 article in The Post-Standard. Justin Leary, Tomaselli’s attorney, said Maine Supreme Court Justice Robert Clifford is expected to sentence Tomaselli to three years and three months in state prison, according to the article. Tomaselli will begin serving his sentence April 18. Lewiston police arrested Tomaselli on April 13, 2011, on charges of having sexual contact with a boy who

attended a camp where Tomaselli was a counselor. However, much of Tomaselli’s sentence was suspended after he pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and two other sexrelated counts on Dec. 20, according to the article. His plea was part of an agreement that allowed seven other counts to be dropped as well. Leary said it is hoped Tomaselli will be able to participate in a sex offender counseling program while he is in prison, according to the article. The sentence includes further counseling and six years of probation after prison. If Tomaselli violates the probation, he risks returning to prison for an additional eight years and nine months. On Friday, Tomaselli said he is ready to begin serving his sentence and hopes counseling will help him, according to the article. Fine has not been charged and denies all accusations.


Stith to step down as dean by spring semester of 2013 By Marwa Eltagouri ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Melvin Stith announced Thursday that he will step down as dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Stith recently met with Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina and informed him of his intent to close his tenure as dean. The two agreed Stith would continue STITH serving until the end of the 2013 spring semester. However, Stith may decide to leave before then if a viable candidate can accept

the position. Stith notified Whitman faculty of his departure in an email, stating that Spina will attend Whitman’s April faculty meeting to discuss plans to form a search committee for a new dean. Faculty will be asked for input regarding the traits and qualities they desire in their next dean, Stith said in the email. “I have thoroughly enjoyed being your dean and working with you to enhance Whitman’s reputation and reach,” Stith wrote. “Thanks for your support and words of encouragement since my arrival in January 2005.” Stith cited one reason for his departure is that his initial five-



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Victor Kim is a member of the winning team during season three of the television show, “America’s Best Dance Crew,” Quest Crew. He is also a YouTube sensation with nearly 450,000 subscribers. He performed for a crowd at the Korean American Student Association’s Talent Show on April 5.


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Forum held to address headliners

CBS reporter Wallace dies Emmy Award winner and CBS News reporter Mike Wallace died Saturday. He was 93. Wallace is known for his work on “60 Minutes,” where he interviewed, interrogated and cross-examined various subjects, according to an April 8 article by The Associated Press. He has spoken with numerous politicians and celebrities, including Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Khomeini and Barbra Streisand, whom he reduced to tears in one interview. Wallace began his career in the 1940s as a radio news writer before joining CBS in 1951, according to the article. He worked at “Night Beat,” and his time on the show earned him his reputation as a cutthroat television interviewer. After a difficult triple bypass surgery in 2008, Wallace shied away from public life until his death.

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The event, hosted by the Syracuse University Muslim Students’ Association, included discussion about Muslim women finding their own sense of faith, despite prejudices and stereotypes surrounding the religion in America. Suratwala received a Master of Arts in English from Loyola

University Union officials hosted a forum Thursday night in response to student reactions to this year’s Block Party artists, electronic artist Kaskade and indie-rock act Cold War Kids. Students reacted passionately to the announcement, vocalizing their thoughts on Twitter and other social networking sites. On March 26, the night the lineup was announced, the hashtag #ThingsIdRatherDoThanGoToBlockParty was trending internationally on Twitter. At the forum, which took place in the Life Sciences Complex, UU President Rob Dekker and Director of Concerts Kenny Consor addressed the planning that went into Block Party and the way in which UU functions. About 30 people were in attendance, but much of the audience consisted of UU members. Consor gave an update on the status of artists performing at the concert. He said it was recently announced that indie-pop group Phantogram would perform as Block Party’s opening act. After being introduced by Binta Jammeh, director of public relations for UU, Dekker cited his goals for the forum. “We want to educate you as much as possible on how university union operates, and then conversely we would like to know what the sentiment in the room is and how you view the ways University Union could improve,” he said. In an interview after the event, Dekker said one of his goals for the forum was to address misconceptions held by students, like the cost of the concert. Dekker made reference to an SU meme that said, “Organize a multi-million dollar concert, get a hashtag complaining about it to trend worldwide.” Dekker said saying the concert costs millions is inaccurate and that UU typically applies for funding of about $300,000 for its larger concerts. UU functions as a registered student organization, which means it is not an organization that aims to make a profit, Dekker said. He said some raised concerns that the additional concert that took place in February, Rock the Dome, was



Tulsa shootings may be due to race Tulsa, Okla., police said one suspect in the April 6 shooting rampage may have committed the crime to avenge his father’s death, according to an April 8 AP article. Jake England and Alvin Watts were arrested Sunday after a shooting spree Friday in Tulsa’s predominantly black community left three dead and two injured. Police identified the men as white and all five victims as black, but cannot say if the crime was motivated by race, according to the article. England, 19, posted an update on Facebook that a black man took his father’s life and then used a racial slur, according to the article. It has since been taken down. England and the other suspect, Watts, 32, were roommates.

Syrian cease-fire agreement collapses A truce between the Syrian government and the country’s rebel group, the Free Syrian Army, disintegrated Sunday when the government proposed new demands the rebels would not accept, according to an April 8 AP article. The plan, created by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan, was supposed to go into effect Tuesday. It included the withdrawal of Syrian forces from population centers, followed by an end to the fighting within 48 hours, according to the article. President Bashar al-Assad’s government decided it needed written guarantees from rebel fighters stating they will actually lay down their weapons, according to the article.

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CASEY LESIEUR, a junior in the School of Visual and Performing Arts, led the SU intramural gymnastics club team with the highest score Saturday afternoon in the gymnastics room of Archbold Gymnasium in a meet against the University at Buffalo and SUNY Cortland. She performed both vault and floor routines. Syracuse won, while University at Buffalo placed second and Cortland placed third. Lesieur won all-around in every event but the bars event. The team had three girls place in the top six for all-around events, and at least one girl placed in the top three for each event.

Muslim women discuss prejudice, faith By Kathleen Lees STAFF WRITER

Zahra Suratwala, Nyla Hashmi and Zainab Alwan all have one thing in common: They have a story to share about femininity and their faith. “We wanted to develop a platform where Muslim women could tell their own stories and create a counterculture to the negative

stereotypes of Muslim women in America,” Suratwala said. As contributors to the book “I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim,” a collection of essays featuring American Muslim women’s stories, the three panelists spoke at 5 p.m. Thursday in Maxwell Auditorium at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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“There was a shooting, and the individual that we all now know was responsible for that shooting is walking around.” Zimmerman is protected by Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law and has not been charged with any crime. Every state has some version of a self-defense law to protect innocent victims of crimes and perceived attacks, said Lisa Dolak, a professor in the College of Law. But Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law goes further than most in the extent of protection it offers. In Florida, she said, a threatened individual does not have an obligation to retreat before using force to defend himself or herself, even in public. Florida addition-



not profitable. But UU is funded by the student activity fee, meaning the goal of UU’s events is not necessarily for profit. “The emphasis is on responsible spending of that allocation and entertaining the students,” Dekker said. “Certainly, University Union is the most profitable student org. on

“We want to educate you as much as possible on how University Union operates, and then conversely we would like to know what the sentiment in the room is and how you view the ways University Union could improve.”

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campus. We make the most from box office returns. But that’s not to say that all of our events are profitable per se.” This year, more than 3,000 responded to the survey UU sent out to all students via email, Consor said. The most popular genre selected this year was rap and hip-hop. The second most popular genre was electronic. Despite the No. 1 ranking of rap and hip-hop, UU did not choose to pursue this genre. “We’ve had a lot of hip-hop; we just had hip-hop in February, and we really wanted to diversify here, so we went from the top down to the second most popular genre, which was electronic music,” Consor said. Although some students have complained that previous Block Party concerts have had more prominent headliners like Drake, Fergie and Kanye West, Dekker said these artists are “a gamble” and are often just becoming more


are now quickly filling up because an unusually warm winter left demands for the fuel low, according to an April 8 AP article. Companies that produce natural gas, once successful, are now suffering as prices dip lower than they have in the last 10 years, according to

ally offers immunity for self-defense, which means that a person cannot be arrested for an act of self-defense. In many other states, self-defense laws only provide defense in court after a person is charged. “Immunity is a stronger protection than a defense,” Dolak said. “It’s the reason the shooter has not yet been arrested because police believe, so far anyway, that he had a right to invoke a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.” Proving that Zimmerman did not act in selfdefense would be difficult, she said, because there were no other witnesses and Florida police did not administer drug tests or collect adequate evidence after the shooting. Dolak said many states have been expanding self-defense rights in recent years. The laws have been controversial even before Martin’s case, she said, and his case might be significant in stalling the trend because it has brought so

well-known. “We got Drake before he was Drake in the same way that we got Kanye before he was Kanye,” Dekker said. Dekker said Kaskade was no different, and that he too was seen as an up-and-comer. He was ranked “America’s Best DJ of 2011” by the DJ Times and will be performing at the Electric Daisy Carnival this summer in Las Vegas. Consor said the process behind selecting a date for the concert and securing the talent can be lengthy. To select the date, UU officials must first consider all other campus activities, particularly athletic events. Next, they must find an artist that is available to perform on the given date and is also affordable. Artists’ availability can be determined by whether they are touring at that time, where they will be located at the time of the concert, whether they are working in the studio and whether the artists perform on college campuses at all, Consor said. Consor and Dekker both said the survey sent out to all students via email is where the planning for the concert begins. “The first step in our process is to look at the artists that were most popular on the survey,” Consor said. “We’re really working from the top down, so who’s the most popular artist, if we’re going for that genre for a specific show and then are they available. If they’re not, we’ll go down to the second most popular artist and find out if they’re available.” Although the f loor was opened to questions at the end of the presentation, only two audience members spoke up. Dekker said he had hoped more students would attend and that UU had received more feedback from the students. But he said he felt the forum was successful because UU officials were able to discuss the issues they felt needed to be addressed and also correct some misconceptions. Approximately 3,700 tickets have been sold thus far. Students may still purchase tickets at the Schine and Carrier Dome box offices. Tickets are available for purchase on Ticketmaster for those who are not students.

the article. Multiple companies have announced plans to slow production. Analysts said unless demands increase or production declines, storage space for gas will fill up by fall, according to the article. Prices, which are now at about $2, would then nosedive to below $1. —Compiled by Maddy Berner, asst. copy editor,

much attention to the issue. “It might really be the game-changer in terms of these kinds of laws,” she said. But the lasting effect of Martin’s death remains unknown. Ronald Taylor, a freshman political science and policy studies major who participated in the “Hoodies for Trayvon Martin” rally and the “1,000 Campus Vigil for Trayvon,” said he is concerned the outrage over Martin’s death will quickly lose momentum. “These larger movements are great, but what will become of them?” he said. “I worry that this is just going to be a fad.” But Taylor said the events held at SU in the past weeks were effective in “awakening” students and challenging the complacency on campus. Ultimately, these movements might contribute to legislative change, he said. Taylor said college students play an espe-



University Chicago in 2003. She is president and CEO of Zahra Ink, a website that offers professional writing services. She also writes, edits and serves as a marketing consultant for multiple businesses. Hashmi earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from the State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology. She created a fashion brand with her longtime friend, Fatima Monkush. The two sell their line in boutiques across the United States and United Kingdom, emphasizing modesty and confidence. Alwan is working on a law degree with a focus on immigration at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She cofounded a Muslim-Jewish Dialogue program while at the University of Rochester; served as an outreach education and training intern for the Interfaith Youth Core; was a counselor at an international peace camp, Seeds of Peace; and worked as a law clerk with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago. The role of the hijab, the head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women, was also discussed. Though none of the women always wear a hijab, they had differing opinions on its necessity in Islamic tradition. Hashmi stressed the importance of living her spirituality through modesty, especially in her clothing.



year commitment turned into almost nine as Whitman’s dean. “It’s very difficult,” Stith said. “I enjoyed being the dean here at Whitman.” Stith said he hopes to take sabbatical at the

“The Whitman community will miss his leadership and laughter.” Clint Tankersley


end of next year. During that time, he hopes to continue work on issues related to veterans and students of color and their access to graduate programs. Clint Tankersley, associate dean of undergraduate programs at Whitman, has known

cially important role in protesting the circumstances of Martin’s death. “If you look at all major movements in America,” he said, “they’ve been run by young people. The civil rights movement was a college student movement. The gay rights. All of them.” Social media has also offered college students an organizational outlet they did not have in past movements. The “Hoodies for Trayvon Martin” rally, Taylor said, was organized in one weekend through social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, and it had a positive turnout. “If you use these media in a way where you’re really pushing for something positive, people will react to it,” Taylor said. “Especially now, in this century, it’s not going to be a televised revolution. It’s not going to be a march down Washington. It’s going to be a Facebook revolution.”

“Harper’s Bazaar was my best friend,” Hashmi said, speaking of her budding interest in fashion as a Muslim woman. But she made the decision not to wear the hijab. “I have huge respect for people who wear it, but I feel like it’s a very personal choice,” Hashmi said. Suratwala said she liked to wear the traditional dress at different times — sometimes with people she didn’t know and sometimes among family and friends. But she acknowledged that many people still stereotype the hijab as a sign of oppression and not a woman’s choice. “Sometimes people stare,” Suratwala said. “But sometimes people don’t even notice.” Alwan also said she did not wear the hijab, but she might wear it in the future. “I haven’t had enough time to really consider it,” she said. Other discussions concerned the backlash against Islam after Sept. 11 and traditional views on women and marriage. The event closed with the opportunity to purchase the book outside the auditorium. The women also announced a new book, “AllAmerican: 45 American Men on Being Muslim,” will be released in June. Emira Soleha Ramli, a junior political science major from Malaysia, said she came to the event to see the difference between Muslims in America and in South Asia. Said Soleha: “It’s interesting to see what living your faith means to different people.”

Stith since he was a student at Syracuse University in the late 1970s. He said he will miss Stith as both a valued colleague and friend. “As dean his mantra has been ‘students first,’ and he has always worked to improve the student opportunities and experiences within the school and enhance the Whitman brand,” Tankersley said. With Stith leading Whitman for almost 10 years and serving as dean of other business schools for 25 years, Tankersley said it is understandable that Stith would want to take a break. “The Whitman community will miss his leadership and laughter,” he said. Stith’s wife, Patricia, assistant provost and associate dean of the Graduate School, said she plans on taking leave once her husband takes his sabbatical. “The only thing I can say is that we’ve both thoroughly enjoyed coming back and being on the SU campus and giving whatever we can to Syracuse because we’re Syracuse alumni,” she said. “I think it’s been a real privilege to be able to do that.”



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Chiefs’ Harper brings special experience EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board Bryce Harper, one of baseball’s youngest stars, brings an interesting opportunity to Syracuse University students. Harper’s time in Syracuse will help increase the popularity of the Syracuse Chiefs. He has enough big-name notoriety to bring students outside the SU bubble and give community members a chance to witness history. Harper has been hailed for years as a baseball prodigy. He is 19 years old and playing on the Washington Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate. Although it’s early in the season, Chiefs officials have seen a rise in multipack tickets sales. When Harper played for the Nationals’ Single-A affiliate last summer, attendance for games nearly doubled. The Chiefs struggle to attract fans partially because of the emphasis on other Syracuse sports, particularly basketball. SU does not offer a baseball program, and the Chiefs can help fill a void for baseball lovers on campus. With Harper on the roster, fans have an extra incentive to go. The Alliance Bank Stadium is a quick drive or bus ride off campus. Ticket prices are relatively cheap — general admission tickets cost $8. The team plays 15 more games in Syracuse this April. Harper has the chance to be one of the best baseball players in history if he continues on his current trajectory. A Sports Illustrated article once referred to Harper as “Baseball’s Lebron.” In 2010, he was the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. With Harper in Syracuse this season, students have the opportunity to watch a snapshot of sports history.

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Strip search ruling opens door for police misconduct

he Supreme Court granted police greater power to search arrested individuals in a ruling last Monday. Anyone arrested who is taken to jail now may be subject to a full strip search. The ruling gives police far too much freedom to degrade and dehumanize arrested individuals. The case was the result of a New Jersey man who had been riding in the passenger seat of his wife’s car in 2005. When his wife’s car was pulled over, Albert Florence was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines. He was subject to two strip searches during his eight-day custody, according to The New York Times. He was later released after police realized the fines had already been paid. Florence took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 2011, Florence told the Times he considers himself to be “a man’s man. 6-3. Big guy.” He went on to say, “It was humiliating. It made me feel less than a man. It made me feel not better than an animal.” He recalls being asked by jail officials to “Squat and cough,” and then “Spread your cheeks.”

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to the left, to the left Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority decision, wrote the ruling “struck a reasonable balance between inmate privacy and the needs of the institutions.” He argued that “people detained for minor offenses can turn out to be the most devious and dangerous criminals.” But it is not clear what Kennedy would deem to be an unreasonable balance between privacy and security. Would having prisoners permanently without clothing be unreasonable? The answer is unclear. The strip search is the ultimate removal of privacy. Kennedy’s argument that the most devious and dangerous criminals are minor offenders is not reason enough to make all individuals be subject to strip searches. Moreover, Kennedy’s argument is

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not backed up by data. Though he pointed to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh as a perfect example, the anecdotal evidence is not enough. McVeigh was arrested long before bombing a federal building for a minor charge. Kennedy seems to falsely believe McVeigh could have been deterred had he only been strip searched. At an Orange County correctional facility between 1999 and 2003, contraband was found through a strip search in only five instances, according to Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissenting opinion. Of the 23,000 inmates, only one was found to have contraband in a strip search that was performed without reasonable suspicion. The American Bar Association pointed out the United States subscribes to conventions and treaties that forbid prisoners being treated in ways that could be considered “cruel, inhuman or degrading.” This ruling would potentially break these treaties. In a brief prepared for the case, the association argued that “courts have long recognized that strip

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searches cause severe and pervasive psychological injury, even absent the coercion and intrusiveness present in this case.” Supporters of this ruling assume police will only use this new power in reasonable instances. But in the dissent, Breyer wrote those who do not drive with a license, who do not pay child support or who violate leash laws for pets could all be instances where a strip search would now be allowed. For him, the capability for police to abuse this power is limitless. Strip searches are only necessary when an individual is suspected of carrying contraband. Unpaid fines and other minor offenses are not grounds enough to degrade the arrested. Even arrested individuals are granted fundamental human rights to dignity and privacy. The ruling violates these basic rights. Harmen Rockler is a junior newspaper journalism and political science major. His column appears every Monday. He can be reached at  

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Termites inspire creation of robots that allow for harnessing of wind energy By Shannon Hazlitt STAFF WRITER

ittle semi-automatic robots are allowing buildings to harness a new type of wind energy and could be the future of architecture. The inspiration came from termite mound research by J. Scott Turner. Turner, a professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is leading a team of international researchers who have received a $1.3 million grant to study the function of termite mounds in Africa, according to a March 30 ESF press release. The mounds are thin, tan cones standing as high as 9 feet. “Our research is opening up some new horizons for how we can exploit wind energy to control climates within buildings,” Turner said. “Termites are vital for their habitats, and they may be telling us something valuable about how we can build our own buildings.” There are two types of wind energy, Turner said, and termite mounds in Africa tap into a form of wind energy that humans have not yet been able to capture. People are only able to access wind energy from steady breezes, which can be troublesome because it requires tall turbines and buildings that are expensive and unreliable. To circulate gases and regulate temperatures through a colony that lives deep underground, termites have found a way to access turbulent wind energy. Engineers and architects have struggled to capture this sort of energy for years. Turner said he found that an incorrect explanation of the mound’s inner workings has previously been accepted. This is hampering architects’ attempts in trying to imitate the mounds to build structures with more efficient heating and cooling systems.

“One of the big challenges was sorting through what everyone thought was a well-established principle that turned out to be almost entirely incorrect,” Turner said. Lisa Margonelli, an award-winning author and journalist who has been reporting on Turner’s research since 2008, said Turner disproved an old theory that the mounds act primarily as chimneys allowing extra heat to escape from underground. “Turner discovered in fact what is going on in the mounds is much more complicated,” Margonelli said. Margonelli said Turner conducted his research by using computers to both observe the termites more closely and mimic the termites’ behavior as they build their mounds. Turner takes time-lapse pictures of the colony’s behavior overnight. He then codes the termites’ activity into a computer and, with programmers, builds computer models so the codes behave like


There are two types of wind energy. Termite mounds in Africa tap into a form of wind energy that humans have not yet been able to capture. People can only access wind energy from steady breezes, requiring tall turbines and buildings that are expensive and unreliable. Circulating gas and regulating temperatures through colonies that live deep underground have allowed termites to find a way of accessing turbulent wind energy like the variable breezes that make leaves flutter. Engineers and architects have struggles to capture this sort of energy for years.

actual termites. Turner said he hopes these robotic termites may be used someday to construct and sustain buildings for people. The robotic insects would allow these buildings to use their unique system of efficient heating and cooling that starts within the mounds. He discovered, unlike previous theories, very few termites actually live in the mounds. They are primarily an organ, similar to a lung, which circulates oxygen in and carbon dioxide out of where the termite colony lives. This process is vital for the colony, which, on average, consists of more than a million termites that consume oxygen at the same rate as a cow, and is powered by turbulent wind energy. But being able to transfer the termites’ system into actual architecture designs and robotic models takes much more research. This is why Turner said he and his team are thankful for the grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. It will allow them to carry out advanced field and lab research in India, the United States and Namibia, according to the ESF press release. “We have an interesting interdisciplinary team,” Turner said. His team includes an insect swarms expert from India, an engineering and robotics expert from the University of Greenwich in England, a scientist who studies fluid mechanics and robotics at Harvard University, and an ecologist from Namibia who studies the natural history of termites, according to the release. “We’ve got a lot of people who are really interested in this problem and are ready to get to work,” Turner said. “We are hoping some more interesting, creative ideas will come out of it.”

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Dance enthusiasts swing, catch Saturday night fever By Max Antonucci STAFF WRITER

Beneath the high, brightly lit ceiling, a long row of people watched the expansive dance floor. Three couples stood, poised and ready to dance. As 3OH!3’s “My First Kiss” began playing, the dancers moved closer to each other. The partners came together and pulled away effortlessly, gliding around each other swiftly and smoothly. Their steps pounded against the hardwood floor in pace with the song’s beat. Each pair struck a different pose at the last moment of the song and received applause. The dance was part of the Ballroom and Swing Social Dance, presented by the Syracuse University Ballroom Dance Organization and the SU Swing Dance Club on Saturday night. The organization’s first social dance took place at the South Campus Skybarn, a casual gathering for students to experience the simple joys of dancing. Besides the opening choreographed performance by the Ballroom Dance Organization, the entire night featured a casual open dance floor with music ranging from classical waltz to Lady Gaga. After the dancers bowed and left, everyone made their way to the floor. While several moved with as much grace as the previous performance, some took slower, smaller steps with less grace, laughing. Maura Ivanick, a Syracuse resident who dances as a hobby, said she liked that the dancers had varying levels of experience and danced in distinct ways. “You look out here and there’s six or seven couples,” she said, “and they’re all doing a different style. It’s wonderful.” Holly Stone, a sophomore bioengineering major and vice president of the Ballroom Dancing Organization, organized most of the event. She felt the organization spread its name farther than the SU campus and attracted a wide variety of people. “There are many different facets of the social dance community,” she said. “This event was an attempt to bring them all together.” People who attended included members

of the Syracuse Ballroom Dance Society. Although older, they still stepped nimbly with their partners. Many community members taking ballroom classes also came to pick up tips from their partners. The Swing Dance Club coordinated the event with the Ballroom Dance Organization. Leanna Mulvihill, the club’s president

“There are many different facets of the social dance community. This event was an attempt to bring them all together.” Holly Stone


and columnist for The Daily Orange, said coordinating the event with the Ballroom Dance Organization was easy due to overlapping membership. Though swing is more social and ballroom is more competitive, both clubs share the goal of wanting more exposure. “We’re pretty flexible with our membership,” said Mulvihill, a senior environmental research and engineering major. “We’d like to keep it loose and open and informal. So we hope more people come, for sure.” The turnout was lower than expected because many students were away for Easter weekend, but the organizers were still proud of the event. Plenty of dancers still grooved on the dance floor as the night went on. Rachel Wakefield, president of the Ballroom Dance Organization, hopes to continue social dances to make the organization’s presence more known. Before her senior club members graduate, she aims to have a monthly social dance to spread awareness and raise funds for the organization. “We are ambitious,” said Wakefield, a sophomore English and textual studies major. “But we really want to do more in the community, so that’s our real goal.”


Q&A with two SU alumni, brains behind political comedy series ‘Veep’ By Claire Dunderman STAFF WRITER

The opening credits began to roll and the audience clapped, happy to see two new episodes of a show that hasn’t aired on television yet. Last Thursday in Watson Theater at 7 p.m., students got a sneak peek of two episodes from the HBO series “Veep,” starring Julia LouisDreyfus. The show, which premieres April 22 at 10 p.m., chronicles the misadventures of LouisDreyfus as a newly inaugurated vice president and her staff. After the screening, there was a Q-and-A session with alumni Chris Godsick, the show’s executive producer, and Jay Feather, the director of photography for the series. Students and faculty asked about life after attending SU and about working for a big network. The Daily Orange compiled some of those questions.

Many students at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications dream of doing what you do after school. What happened between when you left to coming back now? Feather: I left here and I went to New York, and I happened to be in the right time and right place. I was a political science major, but I wanted to work in film. And within the first two months I was able to get work. It was a hard path, but I met people and camera assistants at the places I was at. I was a loader on a low-budget John Thomas film. I then started to work more with the camera. Eventually things start to happen. It’s tough but worth it. Godsick: I got a degree in television, film and radio and marketing, and from there I went to LA. And they tell you that if you want to learn about the industry, work in a talent agency. So I did. I got a job working in the mailroom in William Morris Agency. From there I started working with British and Asian Talent. I left and went into the Internet business. Eventually, I went back to managing and producing, and then started working with Armando (Iannucci), who created “The Thick of It,” to work on this.

Was the look of it similar to “The Thick of It”? Was most of it ad-libbed or scripted? Godsick: Most of it is scripted. We spend more money on writers than most other shows do. Our writers are based out of the UK and were

all nominated for “In the Loop.” There is always a writer on set, and there is a schedule of rotating writers we can call at any time.

HBO is almost like the holy grail of television. Now that you have done a series, can you tell us what happens at HBO that allows this landslide of material to be produced?


Feather: When I’m over there it seems like they’re all about getting creative people and allowing them to have freedom on a large scale on a television show. You know when you look at it. Directors and actors are really wanting to be a part of HBO since it really nurtures this kind of talent.

What advice do you have for students on how to spend their time at Syracuse? Godsick: The one thing I took away from here was to do more of what you’re doing already. But you should also do things that interest you and different from your major. Enjoy yourself. Feather: My advice is to really use the resources you have here. Use your alumni contacts. Use your internships. Use all of your connections as much as you can.

Network: HBO Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Airing: April 22 Based on: BBC sitcom “The Thick of It” Created by: Armando Iannucci, who is also one of the show’s writers. What it’s about: The series is set in the office of a fictional U.S. Vice President, Selina Meyer (played by Louis-Dreyfus). A pilot for the show was dropped in 2007 by ABC for being too conventional. HBO picked up the series as an American adaption for the British comedy “The Thick of It,” a satire of parliamentary government.

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Designers for Olympic uniforms go for gold with patriotic, innovative looks


’m pretty much clueless when it comes to sports. Ask my roommates, and they’ll tell you how I inquired, “Is this the Final Four?” every time I saw a basketball game on TV during the month of March. Also, at risk of causing readers to throw their papers aside in rage, I will admit I have never been to a Syracuse University basketball game. But before you pass out from the shock of my startling secret, let me share that there is one sporting event that I get excited about: the Olympics. What’s appealing about the Olympic games is the spirit of international cooperation and its pure spectacle. Part of that spectacle is the athletes’ uniforms. This summer, when the world’s best athletes gather in London, uniforms will play an important role from the beginning to the end of the games. This role is multifaceted and incorporates many of fashion design’s defining principles. A


still judging you successful athletic uniform must be functional while making its wearer feel confident and comfortable. Excitement is beginning to build with the opening ceremonies taking place July 27. Ralph Lauren and Prada announced they would outfit Olympic athletes this summer, the U.S. team and the Italian sailing team, respectively, according to an April 3 Daily Telegraph article. Each chose domestic designers, an important choice for showing national solidarity and pride at the games. Those designs have yet to be released. But at the end of March, Adidas revealed Australia’s

uniforms and British fashion designer Stella McCartney, who collaborated with Adidas, revealed her English Olympic team uniforms. McCartney gave her designs a flashy presentation at the Tower of London. A video from the BBC showed a gymnast dressed in the team’s uniform rising from a platform on a pommel horse, matched with the music of British songstress Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. A background of flashing lights completed the thrilling spectacle. Later in the presentation, more variations of the uniform were revealed, each suiting the athletes’ respective sports. Part of McCartney’s job as designer was to make the uniforms recognizable and reflect England’s national identity. She did this by reworking the iconic Union Jack flag into the designs. “Something that was very important to me was to try and use that very iconic image but to dismantle it and try to soften it, break it down and make it more fashionable in a sense,” McCartney said to BBC News on March 22.

Her entirely blue design, a simplified version of the English flag, did not include the color red. The designer defended her choice, saying viewers confuse red, white and blue uniforms for ones representing the United States or France. In spite of each uniform’s functional differences, the group’s attire looked cohesive, creating a sense of team unity. McCartney said the athletes told her this feeling of togetherness was an important part of their Olympic uniforms’ design. The presentation was quite a show, but it is sure to be nothing in comparison to the opening ceremonies this summer. I may not have watched Syracuse play against Ohio State University, but you can be sure I’ll be glued to my TV screen this July. The world’s athletes always impress me, and from the archery field to the track, I know they’ll look damn good doing it. Ian Simon-Curry is a sophomore public relations major. His column appears every other Monday. He intends to attend a Syracuse basketball game next season. Follow him on Twitter at @incrediblyian. He can be reached at


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s flowers begin to bloom in Thornden Park, the historical landmark prepares for its 90th summer. Throughout its history as a private home and a public park, the space has hosted everything from weddings to sinister crimes. But during this mix of light and dark times, Thornden remains to locals their neighborhood park, a place for the community to gather and make memories.

By Dara McBride and Rebecca McGovern


labor of love

As the sun began to warm the bloomless stalks of the rosebushes, more than 20 volunteers trickled into the E.M. Mills Rose Garden in Thornden Park. The workers moved from box to box, weeding and cultivating in preparation for the 200 new rose bushes coming this spring. “I guess you could call it a labor of love,” said former Syracuse Rose Society President Carl Blanchard. “You make a lot of friends. It’s kind of a family, if you will. Our rose family.” Many volunteers who meet in the Rose Garden every Wednes-

day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. are members of the Syracuse Rose Society, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. Then, the All-America Rose Selections awarded the E.M. Mills Rose Garden second place out of 125 gardens in 2010’s “America’s Best Rose Garden competition.” Dan Magaro started volunteering in the Rose Garden 25 years ago. He receives mail from people as far away as Texas and California, asking about the roses. The longest-standing member of the Rose Society, Magaro fre-

quently tells volunteers gardening is about the love. “This why nobody argues,” said Magaro, who, even at the age of 90, still bustles around the garden, pulling weeds and pushing wheelbarrows. “Here it’s ‘the roses, the roses.’ And it’s good therapy. Peace of mind. You can’t get that too many places today.”

rich history

Frozen in time — that’s how Miranda Hine envisions Thornden. “The people who created the park were visionaries, loved it and wanted to make it the most

beautiful place in Syracuse,” said Hine, a founding member of the Thornden Park Association, which formed more than 30 years ago. Hine, who lives on Clarendon Street, loves the park for its history and unusual characters. The 76-acre plot was originally farmland until the Haskins family bought it in the mid-1800s from Zebulon Ostrom. Nineteen years later, Maj. Alexander Davis bought the land after a tragic suicide occurred in the Haskins family. Davis, an officer in the Civil War, wanted to build

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carly reeve | staff photographer A friend urged Dan Magaro (top) to join the volunteers at the E.M. Mills Rose Garden in Thornden Park 25 years ago. “I’ve been stuck here ever since,” said Magaro. The 90-year-old volunteers every Wednesday. Thornden Park’s amphitheater (bottom) was built as a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1933.


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ame of Thrones” is everything one would expect of its genre, and at the same time is wildly unpredictable — well, at least for those who haven’t read the source material: George R.R. Martin’s popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. This is probably the best place to attest that I have not touched a single one of the books. I can’t attest to how well the book has been adapted. I can’t claim to be an expert on its complex world. I can only tell you that it’s a phenomenal hour of television week after week. “Week after week” should be stressed, as each hour feels less like an episode and more like a chapter of a larger story over the course of a season. For years, this has been a common thread with HBO dramas, like “The Sopranos,” “The Wire” and “Deadwood.” Admittedly, it’s a difficult brand to get into, and to trust that a show will develop over the course of episodes takes patience — a word almost extinct in the age of the Internet. But if that’s the only reason keeping you from watching, “Game of Thrones” has 10 incredible episodes from its first season to get you on board. The plot is densely packed and complicated, but long story short, a new king has risen to the throne, and people aren’t happy about it. The Starks in the north have separated from the kingdom and have started a war of rebellion. Meanwhile, the former king’s brother, Stannis, is forming a rebellion of his own. And that’s the not even one-tenth of the plot. That tends to be typical of fantasy epics. The sprawling cast is given vignettes throughout each episode that slowly expands their respective backstories. And though “Game of Thrones” is always

hardcore fantasy, certain elements make it more accessible to a TV audience. The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are filled with kings, queens, knights, mythology and perhaps even dragons, though they have been dead for centuries. And yet, the dialogue is colloquial. There are no thees and thous. This is a world no one is familiar with, but filled with people who are. The situations may be fantastical, but the characters are grounded and real. And yes, there are a lot of them. Three dozen would be an underwhelming estimate, and everyone retains some degree of importance and some degree of danger. Spoilers ahead. One of TV’s worst tropes is the series regular. Because these men and women are contractually obligated to be in “X” amount of episodes, there is no real sense of concern for a main character. He or she is never going to die; it’s in their contract. But “Game of Thrones” has already killed off two of its leads in the past season alone. (Finding out who is half of the fun.) More importantly, it’s a fate that can befall any character. Before long, you’ll become engaged with the show, hoping your favorite characters slaughter the ones you hate. And trust me when I say you’ll hate Joffrey. HBO has also put a lot into the production value for this show. That’s to be expected of a company so rich it could feasibly build its executive office out of stacks of money. No, really: It shows on screen. From the elaborate streets of King’s Landing to the barren, snow-covered Wall, this is a beautiful show start to finish. Not to mention “Game of Thrones” is well acted and never overdone as some fantasies can be. So brace yourselves. More episodes are coming. And with “Game of Thrones,” it can only be exciting.


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A$AP Rocky dives into electric set, jolts crowd By Marquise Francis STAFF WRITER

The crowd shouted in unison waiting for the concert to begin, standing in patches around the auditorium. They grew louder, repeating lyrics by A$AP Rocky, the show’s headlining act. “I be the prettiest motherf***ker,” the audience chanted. On Friday night, up-and-coming hip-hop artists A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q took over Goldstein Auditorium in front of more than 600 students. The concert kicked off Greek Unity Fest, a week of events hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The National Pan-Hellenic Council consists of nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities that always strive to do community service, said Donald SaintGermain, the council’s president and a senior policy studies and African-American studies dual major. An hour and a half behind schedule, opener ScHoolboy Q came onstage, covering his eyes. “What’s up, Syracuse?” he said. “I can’t see sh*t with this f***ing light.” The crowd was less than enthusiastic during his set. Some rapped along, and others leaned

coming up roses from page 9 an English estate in Syracuse. His house became a place for entertainment and lavish parties. “If you got invited to Thornden, you were ‘in,’” Hine said. The city bought the property in 1921, but it burned to the ground before opening to the community. Insurance money went into building the amphitheater, previously a trout pond. The members recently restored the pond and carriage house. They hope to secure funding for the basketball and tennis courts. No matter what, Hine does not want to see Thornden forgotten. “I think we all have stories that are magical or mysterious,” Hine said. “And the important thing is that you record it, share it and pass it down.”

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against walls and sat on railings. The audience struck up conversations, passing time before A$AP Rocky’s set. ScHoolboy Q performed a mix of new songs while digging into older material, playing tracks from his first album, “Setbacks.” He played fan favorites “Druggys Wit Hoes” and “iBetiGotSumWeed.” The Los Angeles rapper wrapped up his set with “Hands on the Wheel,” a collaboration with A$AP Rocky. The crowd came to life, waiting for the headliner to appear. When A$AP Rocky came onstage, the audience rushed to the front of the auditorium. Cellphones flew out, snapping pictures of the rapper. “Are y’all ready to party tonight?” A$AP Rocky asked. He started with “Purple Swag” and “Palace,” and he played songs from his two mixtapes. Before leaving the stage, he ended with “Peso.” The entire crowd happily rapped along with the hit. Mohammad Diallo, a junior fashion design major, was thrilled with the show’s headliner. “A$AP not only brings mainstream listeners, but also indie ones, too. The event was hyped,” he said.

Public Safety at Syracuse University, thinks of football when he thinks of Thornden. “The legend of Thornden Park for me is playing Pop Warner football,” Sardino said. For many officers, especially those who grew up in Syracuse, Thornden means sports. It’s where their children play on the playground or swim in the pool during the summer. But the park has a reputation for crime. During her first semester at SU, author Alice Seybold was raped in the park and subsequently wrote her memoir “Lucky” in 1999. In March 2005, the body of Darnell McMullin was found in the park. The case is one of 12 cold cases featured on the Syracuse Police Department’s Cold Case Unit website. Despite these incidents, SPD statistics from the past five years show Thornden does not have more crime than other areas in the East neighborhood. Crime has happened in the park during the day, the only time it’s officially open, including two incidents of off-campus robberies last

lauren murphy | asst. photo editor A$AP ROCKY performed an energetic set inside Goldstein Auditorium on Friday night. After opener Schoolboy Q’s set, the hip-hop artist rapped a mix of old and new songs. A$AP’s disc jockey continued playing as A$AP jumped off the stage, over the barricade and into a swarm of spectators. He crowd surfed, catapulted by screaming fans. “I wanted to be in whatever mind state he was,” said Troy James, a sophomore advertising major. “It was definitely a night to remember.”

By the end of the night, A$AP wasn’t the only one who was successful. “This was a great opportunity for the NPHC to show we can come together on campus and rock out to some new music,” said Brennan Savage, a senior public health major.

year involving students. However, those who do choose to walk through the park at night are encouraged to not go alone.

hidden from view by a stand of trees, is an underestimated wedding venue. The Rose Garden’s narrow walkways discourage larger wedding parties, but the Lily Pond has a large, open space with stone walkways. Potential brides who see the Lily Pond often call Roach, saying: “This is it. This is where I want my wedding.” Danny Collins remembers clearly the day his wedding photos were taken there almost 12 years ago. “Nobody believes it was here,” said Collins, who started doing ground maintenance in Thornden for the city of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs 18 years ago. “They go, ‘What were you — in Colorado or something? Look at that sky.’” The lifelong Syracuse native said Thornden is a park used heavily by everyone, from staff of Upstate Medical University Hospital who go to the park during their lunch hour to kids playing in the football field as part of the Sherman Park Bulldogs in the Pop Warner league. “It’s such a diverse park,” Collins said. “Young, old, middle-aged. Everybody loves to use this park.”

cultural magnet

Ronnie Bell, co-founder of the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, remembers the late Syracuse Post-Standard theater critic, Joan E. Vadeboncoeur, speaking to him about combating the public’s negative perception of Thornden. Bell, who moved to Syracuse in 1989, learned that despite its reputation, community members embrace programming in Thornden. For the past 10 years, the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival’s annual productions of Shakespeare in the Park have garnered 2,200 to 2,800 viewers a year. Bell was inspired to start the program when he caught sight of the amphitheater during a drive through Thornden. He deemed the stage surrounded by stone circles “a gorgeous place to do theater.” “I think it’s the magnet that attracts people from all around the neighborhood,” Bell said. Shakespeare in the Park brings visitors from both inside and outside the city. This year’s play will be “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a revival of the festival’s first performance 10 years ago.

sweet spot

carly reeve | staff photographer After the last of the spring frosts, the man-made waterfall in Thornden Park’s Lily Pond turns on. This secluded spot is hidden by trees and cannot be seen from the road.

It was not until she was in her 20s that Mary Beth Roach discovered the amphitheater. “There’s still a lot of pockets of Thornden Park that people don’t even know exist,” said Roach, who grew up in Syracuse and started working for the city 26 ago. June, when the roses are in full bloom, is the prime time for Thornden weddings, said Roach, the public information officer at the city of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs. It’s best to reserve the location the fall of the year prior to the more sought-after dates, she said. The organization has already issued 38 park permits for wedding-related events this summer. Roach said the Lily Pond, a man-made waterfall surrounded by a bed of wildflowers and

memory lane

Jerry Evensky, an economics professor, practically lived in the park between 1979 and 1992. As a graduate student, his apartment on Beech Street overlooked the park. He moved to Greenwood Place when he became a professor, and the park became his family’s backyard. Evensky recalls long walks with his golden retriever Chelsea and watching others, from families to football players, enjoy the park. Since moving, Evensky doesn’t frequent the park as often as he’d like. He visits every year on June 21, his birthday, when the Rose Garden is in full bloom. His favorite roses are the reds, but he loves “the whole shtick,” including the vines on the trellises. “When I get a chance, I will walk up to the park,” he said. “But it’s more like a lovely memory to me than a current experience, which is a shame because I miss it.”

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Goalie battle intensifies after Richardson’s solid play in net By David Wilson STAFF WRITER

Alyssa Costantino turned in a sloppy first-half performance against Rutgers on Saturday. Though Syracuse went into the break up one, the sophomore made just four saves and allowed six goals. She allowed a weak rolling shot that took a bad bounce to get through for Rutgers’ first score. Then midway through the first half, Costantino misplayed a bounce shot way in front of the net, letting the ball skip over her head to give the Scarlet Knights a one-goal lead. So as the halftime clock ticked away, it wasn’t Costantino warming up against SU volunteer

“Just seeing the first half and seeing where the shots were going (helped). I just wanted to step up for the team, and I wanted to make a statement on the defensive end and get our whole team going.” Kelsey Richardson


assistant coach Brett Queener, but Kelsey Richardson. SU head coach Gary Gait called on the freshman for the second half. “That’s the nice thing about having two goalies. They’ve gone back and forth like this,” Gait said. “We’ve split halves in all but two games so far, and they seem to take turns.” Although Costantino and Richardson have split time in all but two games this season, Saturday was the first time Richardson replaced her counterpart in a close game since playing the final 24-plus minutes of an overtime loss to No. 1 Northwestern on Feb. 29. In Richardson’s action in


A Syracuse to begin the 2012 season. It didn’t take long for Harper to hit his stride in his first game in Syracuse. Harper finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, single and strikeout, one of the lone sources of offense for the Chiefs in their 7-4 opening-day loss to Rochester — the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins — in front of 6,178 fans at Alliance Bank Stadium on Thursday. Through Syracuse’s first four games this season, Harper is batting .267 with three singles, one double and three strikeouts. “I think the best thing was me getting sent down to Triple-A and really getting on that grind every day, working in the cage and getting my routine back,” Harper said after the season opener Thursday. On opening day against the Red Wings, Syracuse had just two hits through six innings and both belonged to Harper. The Chiefs fell behind by seven runs in the top of the seventh inning and were unable to make a comeback. Harper, donning a black ski mask to brave

the seven games since, the Orange has held at least a four-goal advantage when the freshman entered the game. Richardson made six saves and allowed just four goals while holding Rutgers to 1-of-5 on free-position shots to help SU earn the victory. Gait downplayed his decision to switch goalies throughout his postgame press conference, returning time and time again to the statistic that both goalkeepers have played in eight games this season. So on Monday when No. 3 Syracuse (8-2, 3-0 Big East) hosts No. 6 Dartmouth (8-1, 4-0 Ivy League) at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, both goaltenders will be ready to go when their names are called. “Only two games,” Gait said. “The only two games where we didn’t split were Florida and Maryland. What are we, 8-2? Eight games we’ve split, two we haven’t. The decision was made early.” Richardson held the Scarlet Knights to just one goal in the first 21:42 of the second half, with the final three goals coming when the game was all but over. Syracuse led by five goals with less than nine minutes remaining. Playing primarily in the second half of games this season, Richardson generally has a chance to gain a familiarity with the opposition while watching from the sideline. That was no different Saturday. “Just seeing the first half and seeing where the shots were going (helped),” Richardson said. “I just wanted to step up for the team, and I wanted to make a statement on the defensive end and get our whole team going.” Richardson noticed from the sidelines in the first half that the ball took some strange hops off the turf to sneak past Costantino. Bounces such as the one that gave the Scarlet Knights their first goal are part of what led to Costantino’s mediocre outing, though she was credited with the win for SU. “Those are just fluke goals. It happens to all of us,” Richardson said. “But I think that she did a great job, and I think I just tried to stay focused on the ball and where it was going and trying to stop it.” As Gait dismissed the idea of a controversy

the frigid temperatures, batted fifth and showed immediate maturity at the plate during his first plate appearance. He battled back from a 0-2 count against P.J. Walters before knocking the seventh pitch of the at-bat down the right field line for a double and his first hit at the Triple-A level. Harper added a one-out single and a stolen base in the fourth inning, but the next two Chiefs batters were sent down in order, stranding him in scoring position. “I’m sure he was nervous like everyone else in his first experience in Triple-A, and I thought his first ‘AB’ he battled, they pitched him tough, they pitched him inside,” Chiefs manager Tony Beasley said. “He did a nice job staying in there and competing and got his first double, and then his next AB he got a base hit as well.” Harper had a chance to spark a rally in the sixth inning, coming to the plate with a runner on first. But Red Wings manager Gene Glynn gave Harper the ultimate sign of respect by signaling to the bullpen to bring in left-handed pitcher Tyler Robertson to face the lefty Harper. Robertson fooled Harper with an off-speed pitch in a 1-2 count, and he

ankur patankar | presentation director (LEFT) KELSEY RICHARDSON saw action for the first time in more than five weeks in Saturday’s game. She made six saves and allowed four goals playing the second half. surrounding the goaltending position, he didn’t say what his plans in net are for the team’s matchup against the Big Green on Monday. Instead, the head coach just repeated one statistic — Richardson and Costantino have split time in eight out of SU’s 10 games.

“One will make a couple more saves than the other and (we’ll) be about 50 percent,” Gait said. “They challenge each other. Knowing that we need a couple extra saves, (Richardson) did a great job.”

“Getting out there on opening day, it’s always fun. You get that nervous feeling, the butterflies and what not, but after the first pitch is thrown, all that goes out the door.”

the Chiefs 3-1 loss to Rochester on Friday. Moore said he feels partially responsible for not giving Harper enough opportunities with runners on base. Harper has not driven in a run through four games. But Moore expects to get more comfortable at the plate as the season progresses. The duo’s respect for each other could translate to a formidable one-two punch in the heart of the lineup. “It grows every day,” Moore said. “We respect each other and just we’re teammates. We’re going to do whatever it takes to help one another out and that’s about it.” Harper’s skill sets will likely land him with a starting role with the Nationals in the future. He has saddled with the expectation to be one of the best players in baseball. But he’s enjoying his time with the Chiefs to begin the 2012 season. “It’s a blessing being out there every single day,” Harper said. “I love being out there, and it’s a blessing to be in Triple-A and to be out there with the guys I’m with. I just try to live for today and just play for today and not worry about two weeks or a week or tomorrow.”

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went down swinging. Harper ended the afternoon with the only multi-hit game for the Chiefs, putting together a solid performance in his first action of the season. Chiefs first basemen Tyler Moore and Harper made the transition together to play with Syracuse in Triple-A this season. Moore, batting cleanup in front of Harper, has faltered early in the season, including a performance where he stranded six runners on base during

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Wardwell impresses in debut in goal By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

Before he could even settle into his place between the pipes, Bobby Wardwell was down three goals. Princeton was taking shots aggressively, sending bullets past him that he could barely even react to. In his first minutes of collegiate action, the freshman was understandably unnerved. But after those three unanswered Tigers goals, Wardwell found a comfort zone and made it a challenge for Princeton to score. “I was pretty rattled after they hit the first couple pipes,” Wardwell said, “but the rest of the team kind of calmed me down, and we all got back into it.” The revolving door of Syracuse’s goaltenders spun once again, and this time, it was Wardwell’s turn to take his place in the cage. Wardwell was charged with stopping Princeton’s formidable scoring attack as Syracuse tried to snap a two-game losing streak. Though he got off to a shaky start, Wardwell made all the necessary saves to preserve Syracuse’s lead in the Orange’s (5-4, 2-1 Big East) 10-9 win over the Tigers (6-3) on Saturday. He finished with nine saves and became a dominant force at times as the game wore on. Wardwell found out he would be starting on Thursday, joining Dominic Lamolinara and Matt Lerman as goalies to earn the opportunity this season. SU head coach John Desko has included Wardwell in the competition in goal all season, but he had yet to give him a chance to prove himself. So on Saturday, Wardwell finally got the call. “We like to evaluate the guys during the week, but we felt we had a pretty good read on Dom and Matt, and we thought we knew what we were going to get out of them if they were in the game,” Desko said. “We thought that if we

shijing wang | staff photographer BOBBY WARDWELL (4) makes a save against Princeton on Saturday. The freshman made his first start of the season against the Tigers after Matt Lerman and Dominic Lamolinara shared the goalkeeping duties through Syracuse’s first eight games of the season. were going to try Bob, this was the time to do it this far along in the season.” The Tigers went ahead 3-0 early, catching Wardwell off guard with all three scores. The freshman was either late moving to the side of the goal where Princeton shot or didn’t throw his stick up in time to make the save. On the third goal, Tigers midfielder Tom Schreiber dodged SU defender Matt Harris and ripped a low shot into the goal with 7:33 left in the first quarter. Wardwell never had a chance to try and make the save, and the freshman then walked around in the crease for a few moments with his head down. Syracuse’s defense reconvened and gave Wardwell an impromptu pep talk. As a team, SU’s offense and defense settled in, but it was Wardwell’s performance that was the most significant. “Bobby’s got a hard head on his shoulders,”

defender Brian Megill said. “He lets things go right away. It’s a real testament to him and being a freshman and all.” Still, Wardwell had the occasional hiccup. At 2:31 in the first quarter, Princeton midfielder Jeff Froccaro tried to dunk the ball high into the net, but Wardwell got his stick up in time to deflect it. But he tipped it right behind him, and then couldn’t find it. The ball slowly rolled into the net to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead. Just more than one minute into the second quarter, though, Wardwell made a critical mandown save on a hard, 20-yard shot from Tigers midfielder Tucker Shanley. “We talked about adjusting as the game wore on because he made a lot of saves high,” Princeton head coach Chris Bates said. “We had a lot of opportunities. He stood tall in his first college game. I give the kid a lot of credit.”

Wardwell’s biggest saves came in the second half. He made two huge fourth-quarter saves to preserve a 9-9 tie, and after the Orange took a 10-9 lead, Wardwell made what was his marquee save of the game. With SU down a player after a penalty on defender David Hamlin, Schreiber shot high, but Wardwell quickly threw his stick up and caught the shot to keep Syracuse’s one-goal lead. As the game went on, Wardwell improved and became an increasing force between the pipes, culminating in that save. For a freshman in his collegiate start, Wardwell certainly didn’t hurt his chances of seeing more time in the net. “They hit a couple pipes early, and some guys would maybe not get better as the game went on, and he got better as the game went on,” Desko said. “… I think it showed his mental toughness today.”




“The past two games are the first times we put a 60-minute game together as far as effort goes. But I’ll tell you what, it feels so much better to win than to lose, that’s for sure.” Tommy Palasek




The number of goals Tommy Palasek scored Saturday, tying his career high. The attack also added an assist to lead the Syracuse offense in a close win over Princeton.


The third quarter

The Orange outshot the Tigers 15-3 in the period, dominating possession and breaking through for five goals. SU scored four of those goals in a game-changing 92-second span at the end of the quarter to take a two-goal lead into the final frame.


Princeton turnovers

Syracuse defenders remained active around the whole field, pestering the Tigers and keeping their sticks up for interceptions. Princeton coughed up the ball 19 times in all, including one at midfield late in the final period that set up Tommy Palasek’s game-winning goal.

THE BAD Faceoffs

Despite a dominating stretch by Chris Daddio to end the third quarter, draws remain an area of struggle for Syracuse. Daddio won the final four faceoffs of the third period to key a four-goal run for SU, but the Orange went just 11-of-23 in the X against the Tigers.


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energy from the scoring outburst disappear as its two-goal cushion was erased in the final period, but the No. 17 Orange (5-4, 2-1 Big East) regained the lead late and held on for a 10-9 victory over No. 10 Princeton (6-3) in front of 4,629 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak. SU earned quality opportunities on offense all day, but Princeton goaltender Tyler Fiorito kept the attack in check for most of the first three quarters. The senior made 13 saves before the Orange offense exploded in the final two minutes of the third period. The late charge started at the faceoff X with Daddio, who won the final four draws of the period. Syracuse held possession for the final two minutes of the quarter, and the Princeton offense could only watch as its lead turned into a hole going into the final 15 minutes of play. “It’s just momentum. It was all on faceoffs. It was all early offense,” Princeton head coach Chris Bates said. “And when the bright lights went on in that pressure situation, we didn’t


you’re doing,” he said. “I don’t look at it as closed or trying to hide anything. We were just trying to figure out ourselves exactly what we wanted to be doing before we took it out to the public.” One of the most noticeable aspects of Saturday’s practice was the lack of depth due in part to the absence of 15 players. Marrone said players missed the practice due to injuries and academic concerns. He did not identify which players were injured and which had potential academic issues. The reduced numbers allowed spectators the chance to view some of the new faces that will be playing larger roles in the upcoming season. Sales led the way with his two touchdown grabs, and tailbacks Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley joined him offensively. Smith impressed right from his first carry of the scrimmage, bursting through the offensive line for a gain of 11 yards. He took his second carry for 19 yards. “I thought Jerome played extremely well today,” Marrone said. “Jerome has been having a very good spring. … What you saw today is probably consistent with what’s been going on through the spring with Jerome.” Gulley, who missed the second half of 2011

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rely on each other in terms of team defense where we needed to and they made plays.” Early on, Princeton made all the plays. The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead, beating freshman goaltender Bobby Wardwell with ease in

“We kind of strive off everyone else on the team’s energy, and right when we got that first goal and then we got the next faceoff, it kept going back and forth.” Chris Daddio


his first career start. But SU battled back and Wardwell settled in between the pipes from there. Syracuse whittled the lead down to one going into halftime and tied

after suffering a broken collarbone, looked very elusive in his role as a change-of-pace back. He ripped off several big gains throughout the afternoon, but he also fumbled twice. As expected, Gulley and Smith received the bulk of their handoffs from presumed starting quarterback Ryan Nassib. He split snaps with Charley Loeb, John Kinder and freshman Ashton Broyld. Marrone said one of the points of emphasis during spring practice has been expanding the role of the quarterback to include running plays. He said this isn’t specific to one person, rather the position overall. Kinder showed the ability to get outside the pocket quickly as well as some elusiveness, and Broyld saw reps at both quarterback and running back because of his “ability to make plays,” Marrone said. “Obviously you saw today we have some quarterback runs in, and we’ll be looking to see our quarterback run a little bit more,” he said. Notable players missing from the offense Saturday were running back Steve Rene and receivers Jarrod West and Kyle Foster. Defensively, most of the changes for the Orange were visible in the secondary. With the departures of Kevyn Scott and Phillip Thomas, multiple positions are open for competition before the 2012 season kicks off. Sophomores Shu Mungwa and Durell Eskridge, along with junior Jeremi Wilkes, split time at the safety spot opposite returning starter Shamarko Thomas. Two more sophomores, Ritchy Desir and Brandon Reddish, saw time at cornerback. Mungwa, who was injured for the 2011 season, was a player Marrone singled out as one he’s particularly happy to see back and healthy. “It’s great to see Shutang out there,” Marrone said. “He was injured all last year. I told him, ‘It’s great to see you run and not limping anymore.’” Up front for the Orange, senior Deon Gog-

it at 5 early in the second half. Still, the Orange could never pull ahead as Fiorito turned away shot after shot. “They’ve got one of the better goalies in the country who, as you saw, stopped us a number of times one-on-one today kicking them out with his feet,” SU head coach John Desko said. “And (SU) easily could have become frustrated with that.” But the Syracuse offense stayed aggressive and finally broke Fiorito with the late run in the third period. Bobby Eilers started it off with a hard shot into the top left corner. Tommy Palasek tied it on the next possession, slinging one into the bottom corner of the net. Then Barber worked down the right alley and fired one between Fiorito’s legs to give SU the lead. The Princeton goaltender fell to his knees and dropped his head after the miscue as the Orange displayed some excitement on the sideline. Drew’s bullet soon after set off celebrations all across the field. The offense met Drew around the goal as Brian Megill shared a chest bump with his defensive teammates. And the players on the


bench jumped up and down, barely remaining on the sideline. With a two-goal lead, the defense simply had to keep the Tigers off the board to get the win. “When our offense makes runs like that, we got to hold our own down on the defensive end and feed off their energy and hold teams to no goals for two or three possessions,” Megill said. The defense faltered, though. Princeton tied the game at 9 with just less than nine minutes remaining. The energy on the sideline returned when Syracuse went up 10-9 with just more than four minutes left on Palasek’s fourth goal off a 25-yard pass from Tim Desko after a Princeton turnover at midfield. The goal sparked another roar in the Carrier Dome and became the difference between a thrilling win and a potential third straight loss. “The past two games are the first times we put a 60-minute game together as far as effort goes,” Palasek said. “But I’ll tell you what, it feels so much better to win than to lose, that’s for sure.”

lauren murphy | asst. photo editor (CENTER) PRINCE-TYSON GULLEY runs with the ball during warm-ups in Syracuse’s practice in Rochester on Saturday. It was the first open practice of the spring for SU. gins looked very impressive. He recorded a sack and a forced fumble early in the scrimmage. After losing both starting defensive ends, Chandler Jones and Mikhail Marinovich, to graduation, Goggins will likely see time at both the defensive tackle and defensive end positions. He spent the 2011 season at the tackle spot. Marrone was pleased with the way his team performed for the first time in front of fans and media. He said players are excited with where the program is headed and can see that the changes being implemented are benefiting the team overall. Syracuse has two more weeks of closed practice before its second and final open session during the annual spring game April 21. “We didn’t want to give anyone a false

impression of who were going to be coming out in the season, so we closed a couple (practices),” Marrone said. “The level of focus, obviously, will be higher if you close all the distractions down.”

This and that Ivan Foy and Lou Alexander filled in on the right side of the offensive line for departed seniors Andrew Tiller and Michael Hay. … Ross Krautman went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts. … Donnie Simmons and Brandon Sharpe saw time at defensive end in place of the graduated Chandler Jones and Mikhail Marinovich. … Ri’Shard Anderson, Ritchy Desir and Lewellyn Coker all had interceptions for the Orange.

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REJUVENATED shijing wang | staff photographer The Orange celebrates on the field after its dramatic 10-9 victory over Princeton on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. Tommy Palasek led the Orange with four goals, tying a career high, and added an assist. He scored with 4:11 left to seal a Syracuse victory over the Tigers.

2-game skid ends for Orange with home win over No. 11 Princeton By Ryne Gery



he anticipation started to build. A three-goal scoring barrage late in the third period gave Syracuse its first lead of the game. The Orange sideline and Carrier Dome crowd came to life after Ryan

Barber’s go-ahead goal. And they erupted when Kevin Drew drove down the right alley for another score 11 seconds later to cap a dominant SU run. Four goals in 92 seconds. And in the blink of an eye, a two-goal deficit turned into a two-goal lead.

“We kind of strive off everyone else on the team’s energy, and right when we got that first goal and then we got the next faceoff, it kept going back and forth,” SU faceoff specialist Chris Daddio said. “And Kevin Drew came down with that big goal at the end where he literally just

picked it up and ran, sprinted by everyone and scored. “It’s just stuff like that. Every time it goes back and forth like that and we can get quick ones, it just really gets our team going.” Syracuse saw the momentum and


Frenzy surrounds Harper as he begins stint in Syracuse By Andrew Tredinnick ASST. COPY EDITOR

When Bryce Harper finally took the field on opening day Thursday, the Syracuse Chiefs’ fans’ excitement immediately boiled over. Despite bitter conditions — with the temperature dropping below 40 degrees — hundreds of fans pressed against the wall along the third-base line to try and obtain an autograph from the 19-year-old prodigy. As Syracuse’s opponent, the Rochester Red Wings, emerged from the


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dugout during the announcement of its opening day lineup, Harper, baseball’s top prospect, reached out and signed baseballs, bats and other pieces of memorabilia. “Getting out there on opening day, it’s always fun,” Harper said. “You get that nervous feeling, the butterflies and what not, but after the first pitch is thrown, all that goes out the door.” After struggling in the spring, striking out 11 times in 28 at-bats, the stud outfielder was optioned to Triple-


ankur patankar | presentation director (RIGHT) BRYCE HARPER signs autographs for Chiefs fans before opening day Thursday. Harper then went 2-for-4 in his Syracuse debut, recording a single, double and stolen base on the afternoon.


Syracuse holds 1st open practice of spring season By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER

ROCHESTER — Marcus Sales reemerged to Syracuse fans in the same way he left them. Fifteen months and eight days after hauling in his third touchdown against Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl, Sales reached the end zone twice in his first public appearance with the Orange since being suspended. He scored the first touchdown of SU’s scrimmage on a quick out route and added a beautiful second score in which he snagged a low slant pass.

“I don’t look at it as closed or trying to hide anything. We were just trying to figure out ourselves exactly what we wanted to be doing before we took it out to the public.” Doug Marrone


“He’s had a very good camp,” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said. “We’re very excited about the way he’s playing. He had a heck of a catch down here in the third down, and he has the ability to make those catches.” The strong play from Sales, a player who did not play during the 2011 season, captured the theme of Saturday’s practice at Sahlen’s Stadium. Orange fans caught an extended glimpse of several younger players who will play larger roles in 2012. A few hundred spectators watched as SU went through team drills and then a series of controlled scrimmages in a two-hour workout. It was the second straight year Syracuse held a spring practice in Rochester. Saturday marked the first open practice of the spring season. Marrone decided to close the practices to “further the development of the program,” and all media opportunities for players and coaches were removed as well. Marrone was the lone member of the football program available to the media after Saturday’s practice. “Just to close a couple practices to make sure you should be doing what


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