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Speak out Spoken word poet Omékongo

Art of politics Scott Collison argues for keeping

Walk in his shoes Two filmmakers track the well-worn

Dibinga spoke Tuesday as a prelude to Take Back the Night. Page 3

arts funding in the federal budget. Page 5

path of a Civil Rights-era hero. Page 9

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The underdog Tombe Kose escaped a life of war-torn Sudan to become a fallback on the Syracuse football team. Page 24

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Accelerator renamed for former dean By Jon Harris ASST. NEWS EDITOR

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JOEL WHITE (11) is hit in midair by a Cornell defender in No. 1 Syracuse’s 11-6 loss to the Big Red on Tuesday inside the Carrier Dome. After an unblemished 9-0 start to the season, the Orange suffered its first loss of 2011 at the hands of upstate New York rival and No. 5 Cornell, a team it had beaten on last-second shots in the teams’ previous two matchups. The senior long-stick midfielder White and the Syracuse defense had trouble with Cornell attack Rob Pannell, who finished the game with three goals and three assists. SEE PAGE 24

South Side Innovation Center gains national recognition for reviving community, growing local businesses By Susan Kim

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ope faded. Depression increased. Instability continued. But in April 2006, promises of the South Side’s rebirth developed a physical presence when the South Side Innovation Center opened as part of Syracuse University’s South Side Entrepreneurial Connect Project. “We brought a new focus to the South Side that hadn’t been there before,” said Craig Wat-

ters, who helped establish the center in its current location at 2610 S. Salina St. Approaching its fifth year there, the SSIC strives to transform the South Side into a hub for small-business opportunities and to encourage economic development. The center’s dedication to the desolate community — and to its promising entrepreneurs and their business ventures — was recognized this year, when it was nomi-

nated for an Incubator of the Year award. After working with the SSIC, clients will likely bring returns back to the community, whether by creating more businesses or supporting old ones, said Watters, also an assistant professor of entrepreneurial practice at SU. Until that happens, the SSIC will accommodate the needs of the entrepreneurs capable of initiating change. SEE SSIC PAGE 4

The Student Start-up Accelerator has been renamed the Raymond von Dran Innovative and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator, or IDEA, university officials announced Monday. The Student Start-up Accelerator, a partnership between Syracuse University and the Syracuse Technology Garden, helps Central New York college and university students start nonprofit and for-profit businesses. Gisela von Dran, Raymond’s widow and a School of Information Studies Board of Advisers member, announced the new name at the annual student-run conference, Emerging Talk, held on March 31 and April 1 at the Syracuse Technology Garden, said Bruce Kingma, associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at SU. The conference, in its second year, is held to bring together organizations, entrepreneurs, investors and students. Raymond von Dran, dean of the iSchool from 1995 to 2007, died suddenly on July 23, 2007, before his 61st birthday. During his time at the iSchool, the number of faculty and students nearly tripled, and the school’s master’s degree program in information management and the Ph.D. program in information science and technology were ranked second in the country by U.S. News & World Report, according to an iSchool website created in his memory. Raymond also helped bring the iSchool to the Quad in Hinds Hall. “Ray von Dran was a real academic entrepreneur,” Kingma said. “I served as his associate dean for seven years, and it’s hard to overdescribe his impact in higher education because he really created the idea of an iSchool.” Faculty, staff, students and SU alumni were able to submit suggestions to rename the Student Start-up Accelerator until March 20. Kingma

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Electrical closet overheats on roof of library E.S. Bird Library was evacuated at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon when an electrical closet on the roof overheated. There was no fire, and evacuation was “routine,” said Pamela McLaughlin, director of communications and external relations at Bird. People waited outside for about 10 minutes until they were allowed back inside, McLaughlin said. She did not have a count for how many had to evacuate. All were allowed to re-enter the building at 3 p.m., and several fire trucks and emergency vehicles that responded to the call left the scene. Jenn Horvath, public information officer of the Department of Public Safety, said the DPS officer on duty reported no problems during the procedures. The fire alarm went off again briefly at about 4 p.m., but stopped before most students had evacuated.

EBV honored at White House The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program was represented at the launch of the Joining Forces initiative Tuesday, according to a Syracuse University news release. The initiative aims to educate all parts of society to make sure military families find the help they need, according to a White House press release. Sam’s Club’s Military Families Promise and WalMart were both mentioned as part of the launch. The EBV Foundation will receive a $1 million grant from WalMart to support the EBV program at its seven major university partners. Mike Haynie, founder and national executive director of the EBV programs, was present for the announcement Tuesday at the White House. EBV was founded at SU’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2007.

Meredith professors announced Norman Kutcher, an associate professor specializing in Chinese history, and Sandra Lane, a professor of public health and anthropology, have been recognized for excellence in teaching, according to an SU news release. They have been named 2011’s Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith professors. This year’s Meredith professors will be recognized at an April 13 reception. As Meredith professors, Kutcher and Lane will each receive a salary award and funding for professional development, according to the release. — Compiled by Dara McBride, news editor, dkmcbrid@syr.edu

zixi wu | staff photographer OMÉKONGO DIBINGA , a Congolese-American activist and rapper, performs a poem to advocate against sexual violence in the Milton Atrium of the Life Sciences Complex on Tuesday. Students also performed poems about experiences with sexual violence at the event.

Activist denounces sexual violence with poetry By Christina Levin STAFF WRITER

Omékongo Dibinga’s cousin died from AIDS last year after she contracted it from her pastor in the

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Congo. One of Dibinga’s other cousins is battling the disease now. Dibinga, a spoken word poet and motivational speaker, read poetry and spoke Tuesday in the Milton Atrium of the Life Sciences Complex after audience members gave open mic performances against sexual violence. The event was coordinated by A Men’s Issue, which advocates against sexual violence. “Violence takes many forms,” said Dibinga, who presented a series

of talks about social justice issues, spanning the prison-industrial complex, rape, obesity, child abuse and civic engagement. The event was also a prelude to Take Back the Night, a campuswide annual initiative to raise awareness about attitudes that perpetuate violence hosted by the R.A.P.E Center. The Take Back the Night rally, march and speak-out will be held Wednesday in Hendricks Chapel at 7 p.m.

Before Dibinga spoke, students took the stage, reading poetry, performing improvisational theatre, singing and playing the guitar. Some students performed poems based on their personal tragedies, admitting it took some time to share their intimate stories. Cedric Bolton, the first performer, said he lost a friend in college to domestic violence as he shared a poem called “Good Life.”

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Conference seeks to educate students about economy By Emily Warne CONTRIBUTING WRITER

A student group looking to make the federal budget easier to understand for younger generations will hold its first conference this weekend. Policy Students for Fiscal Sustainability, a group created by public

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administration students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will bring policymakers, students and professors from across Central New York for “Debts, Deficits and the Economy: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?” The conference will begin in Maxwell Auditorium on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with public screenings of short documentaries and videos. All other events and discussions held Friday and Saturday will take place in the Public Events Room, Suite 220, of Eggers Hall. Apathy toward the economy often stems from simply not understanding it, said Charles Alamo, a pub-

lic administration and economics graduate student. Part of the group’s mission is to make the federal budget more accessible to young people. “The goal, put simply, is to help make young voters politically potent — that is, to equip us with the level of understanding that allows us to say to our elected officials, whether directly or at the ballot box, ‘Hold on a second. This policy might help you get re-elected next year, but we’d like to know what it’ll mean in 20, 30 or 40 years from now,’” he said. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and William Magnarelli, a New York state assemblyman, will be at Saturday’s panel to discuss various

implications of local finance. Other speakers throughout the weekend include Susan Tanaka of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Maxwell professors. After the conference kicks off Thursday, it will continue Friday at 8 a.m., beginning with a continental breakfast and registration. The first panel discussion, “What Does the Debt Mean to Us?” will begin at 10:15 a.m. after a plenary session about the basics of the debt situation. The panel on Saturday, “Making Hard Decisions: How Are New York State and Local Govern-

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“When you start a business in the area, the city takes notice,” Watters said. “It’s necessary as a part of an ongoing effort to make Syracuse a place for work, a place for business.” Margaret Butler, facilities coordinator at the SSIC, said the center was a part of that ongoing effort to revive the area in and around the South Side. “The South Side of Syracuse is one of the most depressed parts in the nation,” she said, “not just New York state.” Joyce Boahene helped relieve some of the area’s depression with her own business, Count It All Joy. Before becoming a client at the SSIC, Boahene spent more than 15 years running her business from home. She sold faith-based books and poetry, which she wrote herself, and the SSIC helped Boahene change what started as a hobby into a job. She rented office space on the second floor of the SSIC, where she had access to computers and a phone line. She took part in a six-week entrepreneur boot camp at SU’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management to learn about finance, marketing and management. She created a Web presence for her company with a website, blog and Facebook page. All to bring Count It All Joy to the mainstream market. It has since become a limited liability company. “That has given me a little bit more exposure now,” Boahene said. “I’m really hoping to pick

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up some speed with that.” Count It All Joy would not have been as established or as legitimate of a business without access to the resources at the SSIC, she said. She would not have had the finances to pay for a company license. She would have continued running her business at home, without a real office. She would not have known how to improve her company to appeal to her consumers using the Web. Bob Herz, director of the SSIC, said clients approach the center with varying problems. Some have an idea and want to turn it into a business; others already have a business and need more ideas. The SSIC maintains a relationship with its clients using a hands-on approach to assist their business ventures, from discovering an idea to developing a business plan to providing academic services, Herz said. “All the way through the process, the counselors are hands-on with the process,” he said. “You’re never on your own.” Given the SSIC’s ongoing commitment to its 27 resident clients, 300 affiliates and 1,000 people who engage in the center’s services, the full-time staff of six people has a lot of work on its hands. But the staff is what makes the SSIC unique, Herz said, because most incubators have a two-person staff. In 2006, the SSIC started out like most incubators and opened with only two employees. But the center hired more full-time staff members, as well as part-time workers and volunteers, to accommodate the increasing number of clients.

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The dedicated staff is what allows the SSIC’s services to be “pretty much unmatched,” Herz said. Since the center opened, the workers have helped about 4,600 people. Its location has expanded from 1,300 square feet to 13,000 square feet, which allowed for the addition of conference rooms and a second floor to house offices for clients. Computers and overhead projectors have also been updated, among other changes. The expansion contributed to the SSIC’s vision of reviving the local economy. Within five years, the center created about 100 new businesses and 63 new jobs, Herz said. Butler, the facilities coordinator, said these accomplishments convinced the staff to apply for the National Business Incubation Association’s Incubator of the Year award for the general and special focus category. “We felt that we really actually had a story to tell at this point,” Butler said. The SSIC was one of five incubators that had a story. Tim King, operations manager for international programs at the NBIA, said five incubators worldwide — from Spain, Australia, the United States and India — applied for the award. The SSIC was chosen as one of two nominees for the award, but lost to the Arts Incubator of Kansas City on Tuesday, he said. King said the panel of judges considers five criteria for the award: business development services, program results, financial stability, best practices and success stories.

For the SSIC, Stacey VanWaldick had one of those success stories. VanWaldick, a 2008 graduate student in jewelry and metalsmithing at SU, was working on a project — to create jewelry out of anything but metal — when she started experimenting with chocolate jewelry. After SU officials bought some chocolate rings for an event, VanWaldick saw the potential of chocolate jewelry to become a marketable product. She approached the SSIC to turn her project into a business, Promise Me Chocolate. The SSIC gave her access to its commercial test kitchen and introduced her to representatives from Nelson Farms. One year later, Nelson Farms invited her to the Fancy Food Show, where she met representatives for Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey. “It was really the first time that I had put the business out there,” VanWaldick said. That first time led to spreads featuring Promise Me Chocolate products in Stewart’s and Winfrey’s magazines, giving the company national exposure. VanWaldick said it would not have been possible without the SSIC, which gave her access to people and resources that would have otherwise been unavailable. Butler, the facilities coordinator at the SSIC, said the center helps entrepreneurs turn a passion into a business, as was the case with Promise Me Chocolate. The hope is that the passion of the entrepreneurs, in addition to satisfying their own drive and ambition, will make economic contributions to a deprived community. As the SSIC celebrates its Incubator of the Year nomination and continues to improve its services, the center takes one step closer toward the revival of the South Side. Hope will grow. Depression will lessen. Stability will resurface. shkim11@syr.edu


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Effectiveness of SA’s financial vision to be seen after appeals meeting One of Student Association President Neal Casey’s most defined campaign promises, a new financial vision, intended to streamline the budget process for both student organizations requesting funds and the Finance Board. This reconfiguration marked one of the first things the new administration, in collaboration with the Finance Board, addressed when returning this semester. On Monday, student organizations and the assembly gathered in Maxwell Auditorium to approve and discuss the allocated funding for the fall. It was the public’s first chance to witness the effectiveness of the new, more specific financial vision. The length of the meeting — 45 minutes — indicates a significant change from recent semesters, which saw four-hour-long deliberations that left some organization members and SA members frustrated and worn-out.

editorial by the daily orange editorial board Although Monday’s meeting appeared to be a step in the right direction, the coming weeks will reveal if Casey’s financial vision will be a sustainable, long-term solution to the budget woes of recent years. SA allocated a significant portion of next fall’s funding for appeals. With so much money left, organizations that didn’t receive funding on Monday had less reason to worry or rush to express their concerns. With a budget half the size of the total funding requests, SA will likely deal with some disappointed organizations when the process is complete in a few weeks. Only once the appeals process is finished will the true effectiveness of this year’s financial vision reveal itself.

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he Syracuse Symphony Orchestra’s last-minute funding drive didn’t keep the music playing, and decreasing public funding contributed to its financial ruin. A major issue in the federal pissing match over the budget is funding for the arts. GOP House members voted to completely cut funding for National Public Radio in March after Chief of Fundraising Ron Schiller made a misstep caught on tape. Painting the arts, or noncommercial media, as a joke or frivolous misses the tangible value it has in communities, and is a frivolous side issue in the budget debate. After taking a stroll downtown a few weeks ago, Syracuse looked more alive than I had ever seen it. Droves of people poured out of the civic center, clearly after a symphony concert I hadn’t heard about. I’ve only been

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to the symphony once, but I can’t imagine anything else in Syracuse that can bring so many people into town for an evening of culture and intellectual stimulation. An arts organization like the orchestra helps to ground our city in something more than a university on the Hill, and allows Syracuse to hang onto its status as the Central New York metropolis. We can only hope the SSO will find a way to continue in the future. The New York Times printed two stories this week on how seemingly innocuous public artistic endeavors have come into the limelight with the budget debate. Tea Party-leaning pundits have lampooned federal funding that helps support a cowboy poetry gathering in Nevada. A public radio station in rural Appalachia is at severe risk of going silent if funding for the Corporation for Public

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too left for politics Radio is cut. These organizations serve a similar purpose as the SSO, although their influence is difficult to understand from a semi-urban hill in the Northeast. National Cowboy Poetry Week begins Sunday. The rural Westerners who participate in this art form make up a portion of America rather far removed from Syracuse, but the rich tradition it represents is vital to the cultural diversity that we can take pride in. Poetry gatherings like this exist to preserve communal art traditions that

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are becoming more and more rare in the modern media landscape. Entertainment exists outside our coastal bubble, things other than Hollywood blockbusters, The New Yorker and “Jersey Shore.” Public radio lands a little closer to home. Radio seems like an outdated medium, but it still plays a vital role in communities where the Internet and other modern media might not be as important, or where the capital doesn’t exist for local television stations. Aside from that, radio is also a uniquely communal, somewhat old-fashioned experience. Every time I listen to the NPR news in the morning, I get a distinct feeling that my neighbor could be doing the same, that the whole community is listening together. As you drive to campus or to Wegmans, it’s entirely likely that the motorist next to you is listening to the same thing, through

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the same airwaves. Our government is in a financial mess at the moment, but arts funding is hardly the problem. The Republican drive to eliminate federal funding for NPR was largely symbolic and ideological. Less than 15 percent of NPR’s funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Even less federal funding supports projects through the National Endowment for the Arts, whose grants serve a mostly legitimating role. Local media and forums for art are not outdated and will not be supplanted by modernization of the media landscape. Congress obviously should be arguing about more consequential things. Scott Collison is a senior philosophy and physics major. His column appears every Wednesday, and he can be reached at smcollis@syr.edu.

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said Gisela chose IDEA from more than 80 name submissions. The student who came up with IDEA decided to donate the $1,000 cash prize back into the Raymond F. von Dran Fund, Kingma said. Four participants in the contest received $250 honorable mention awards, although their suggestions were not chosen. On Feb. 16, the iSchool announced the $1.7 million pledged to the von Dran fund through individual gifts over the past three years would go to the Student Start-up Accelerator. With the renaming of the initiative, those funds are com-

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mitted to IDEA. The original purpose of the von Dran fund was to name the iSchool after Raymond, but Gisela saw the need for money toward student innovation and dedicated the funds to the Student Start-up Accelerator, now known as IDEA, according to a Feb. 23 article published in The Daily Orange. Gisela’s involvement continues today as students pitch their venture ideas to judges, including Gisela, at the annual Emerging Talk conference. Kingma said the conference has exploded in growth, as 200 to 300 people were at Emerging Talk this year. Students from SU, the Morrisville State College and LeMoyne College were

among those who pitched their ventures at the conference, he said. This year’s conference marked the first time the Ray von Dran Awards were given out, Kingma said. Twelve SU student startups out of 39 startups that applied for funding won a total of $70,000 in seed funding on April 1, he said. The Ray von Dran Awards, previously the Orange Tree Fund, are part of IDEA and allocate seed funding to aid student entrepreneurs in starting their ventures. “Of the 39 ventures that applied for funding, all of them are legitimate ventures,” Kingma said. “They didn’t all get funding at Emerging Talk from the Ray von Dran Awards, but they’re all legitimate ventures, and I’m certain that many of them will do extremely well.” Kingma said 15 ventures applied for funding at last year’s conference, with eight of the startups receiving funds. “The growth on this is unbelievable,” he said. Since IDEA is partnered with the Syracuse Technology Garden, a $3.5 million facility located on Harrison Street in Syracuse, students who are starting ventures are able to get support from mentors in the community and use the facility’s resources, Kingma said. Despite the name change of the Student Start-up Accelerator, the intention of the initiative will not change, Kingma said. “The purpose is to support student ventures at Syracuse University and in Central New York,” he said. “And the partnership with the Technology Garden has made the difference. So connecting what the university is doing with the community and the people that promote entrepreneurship locally is just a perfect partnership, and it will continue down that path.” jdharr04@syr.edu

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“The poem I’m performing tonight, it’s taken a while for me to let it out. But now I want to share it with the world,” said Bolton, a program coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Between student performances, members of A Men’s Issue would come forward and present facts on sexual violence. Seth Finkelstein, co-president of A Men’s Issue, said one in four men use violence in a relationship. Other facts presented included that one in eight men will experience sexual assault and that one in four college women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate. Dibinga used anecdotes, such as the one about his cousin who is currently battling AIDS, to stress the importance of activism.

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All Syracuse University faculty, students, staff and alumni were welcome to participate in a contest for the renaming of the Student Start-up Accelerator in honor of Raymond von Dran, dean of the iSchool from 1995 to 2007. More than 80 suggestions for a name were submitted and the Raymond von Dran Innovative and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator, or IDEA, was chosen as the winning submission. The student who submitted the winning suggestion did not wish to have his or her name published and decided to donate the $1,000 first-place cash prize back into the Raymond F. von Dran Fund, said Bruce Kingma, associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at SU. Four participants in the contest received $250 honorable mention awards although their suggestions were not chosen. The students and their name suggestions submitted: • Andrew Farah, a graduate student in the iSchool: The Raymond von Dran Startup Lab, or RayLab • Joseph Matarazzo, a freshman in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management: The Raymond F. von Dran STRIDE Program (Students Reaching Into Dreams and Excellence) • Michele Sipley, associate director of SU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs: The Ray von Dran Zero to Sixty iDEA Accelerator • Stacey Wicksall, a 2007 iSchool graduate: von Dran Ray of Opportunity Monies (VROOM)

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ments Responding to Fiscal Challenges?” begins at 10 a.m. Maxwell professor Leonard Burman, who helped Policy Students for Fiscal Sustainability organize the event, said he is optimistic about the outcome. He said he hopes the conference will raise awareness of the issues and motivate them to get informed. “Frankly, I’m hoping someone will think of a novel way to communicate about the budget that will go viral and get young people really riled up and knowledgeable enough that they can help force politicians to offer real choices,” said Burman, who specializes in federal budget reform and tax policy. John Palmer, University Professor and dean emeritus of Maxwell, as well as a former public trustee for Medicare and Social Security programs, said he agreed with Burman. “The conference is a wonderful way to promote greater understanding of the problem among the student generation, which has the greatest stake in how well it’s resolved,” Palmer said. To the students and professors involved, a greater understanding is the most important goal of the conference, Burman said. “You shouldn’t care about the budget because you like money and crunching numbers in a spreadsheet,” Burman said. “You should care because we are mortgaging your future.”

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He told another story about an 11-year-old boy who encountered “seven weeks of hell” while being sexually abused by his pastor. He also addressed homelessness, highlighting injustices that a woman with no address might face if she does not possess an ID “to prove she’s part of humanity.” “Maybe tomorrow we can all spare some change,” Dibinga said. He said as many people as possible must become motivated to tackle the issue of violence, which is a global problem and not confined to one community. Dibinga challenged audience members with a final poetry talk on using one’s skills to address social issues. He said there are plenty of loud voices that say nothing and that if people don’t engage in combating these issues, they are complying through silence. “I know because I used to be just like you,” he said.

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“Omékongo’s spoken word poetry is spreading a true image of how we should approach the problems of the world.”

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Wayne Meng, a freshman music industry major, said he agreed with Dibinga’s idea on how to tackle global issues. “Omékongo’s spoken word poetry is spreading a true image of how we should approach the problems of the world,” he said. Dibinga urged the audience to attend Wednesday’s Take Back the Night. He said the event would not be a sad day, but rather a tribute to survival and fighting. “Tomorrow we’re going to celebrate,” he said. “You got a lot of work to do.” chlevin@syr.edu — Staff Writer Rob Marvin contributed reporting to this article.

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Born to parents who were Congolese refugees, Omékongo Dibinga is a first generation Congolese-American. Having seen both strangers and his own family members suffer from injustice, Dibinga decided to speak up for the members of the global community in need of help. He is a Les Brown Platinum Motivational Speaker and currently a Ph.D. student in International Education Policy at The University of Maryland. Source: omekongo.com


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ennifer Moore begins her daily routine before class with scented shampoo and conditioner. Her beauty products are all scented. Her perfume is something she wears every day. But a potential “fragrance ban” at Framingham State University in Massachusetts would require the senior fashion merchandising major to stop using all of her scented products. When Moore first heard of the potential ban through Facebook statuses posted by her friends, she thought it was strange, she said. “I thought it wasn’t very fair because you can’t really ban fragrance,” she said. “It’s in everything.” Students and staff at the school debated last Wednesday on the merits of the ban, which would include smoking, cleaning chemicals, perfumes and colognes, according to an article published in The Gatepost, FSU’s student newspaper, on April 7. The meeting was held after certain chemicals bothered several people on campus, said Rita Colucci, director of human resources and affirmative action at FSU, in the article. FSU officials declined to comment for this article. An email written by Colucci informed FSU students of the April 7 meeting. “As we all know, exposure to second-hand smoke presents health risks; likewise, the health of individuals with sensitivities to chemicals in fragrances, cleaners and disinfectants can also be adversely affected,” the email stated. The email also asked students if the ban would be practical. Lois Oak, a university employee, said she now has to

work from home because she became violently ill from asthma in November after Lysol was repeatedly sprayed in the hallway where she worked, according to The illustration by alejandro Gatepost article. de jesus | art director Oak asked students at the April 7 meeting to be more considerate of those, like her, who struggle with chemicals, according to the article. Oak could not be reached for comment for this article. School Moore, the senior fashion merchandising major, said stu- o f f i c i a l s dents should be respectful of the professor’s condition and stressed that should refrain from wearing scents in her office or classroom. no decision But she does not think the ban should expand to the entire had been campus, she said. made yet at the Tyrone Forster, a sophomore geology major at FSU, said he meeting and said understood where the administration was coming from with the after it that they were not idea of the ban, but said he did not think it would be very practi- sure what the next step for the school would be, according to cal to implement it. The Gatepost article. Brad Medeiros, FSU campus police chief, He said he didn’t think the ban would alleviate the problem said at the meeting that enforcing any potential ban would be the school is trying to fix because the school is located near a difficult for campus police. very busy highway, where there will still be air pollution. Until anything official happens with the ban, Moore, Foster did not attend last Wednesday’s meeting, but said he the senior fashion merchandising major, said she plans to knew students who did attend and were not in support of the ban. continue her daily scented routine. If the ban goes into place, “People were up in arms and focusing on the fragrance ban Moore said she would be upset because it would be expensive more than the smoking ban because I think the fragrance ban for students. affects more students,” he said. “I’d pretty much have to rebuy everything I use,” she said. Foster said he has not heard anything about the ban since the “Everyone would.” meeting. medelane@syr.edu


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Film chronicles Underground Railroad leader’s route to liberation By Amrita Mainthia ASST. FEATURE EDITOR

uesday marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a cornerstone in American history. Yet in a war that shook America to its core and defined the country’s most underlying values, only a few major players are remembered. Abraham Lincoln. Robert E. Lee. Harriet Tubman. But hundreds of others had a significant influence, like John W. Jones, an ex-slave who found freedom for himself and others. Filmmakers Richard Breyer and Anand Kamalakar collaborated on “300 Miles to Freedom” to tell the story of this lesserknown hero 150 years later. “The Underground Railroad wasn’t just Frederick Douglas. It was people who opened their hearts and homes, people who didn’t make the headlines or the history books,” said Breyer, an

“300 Miles to Freedom”

The premiere of a Civil War-era associate professor in the S.I. film produced by a Syracuse UniNewhouse School of Public Com- versity professor and alumnus Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. munications. Genesee St. When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Jones fled Leesburg, Va., in How much: $10 general admisSEE JONES PAGE 10 ion, $5 students

JOHN W. JONES is the subject of Richard Breyer and Anand Kamalakar’s film ‘300 Miles to Freedom.’

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ast weekend I took a road trip with my roommates to visit some friends in Pennsylvania. I came back with an alter ego. He’s everything I’m not: suave, sophisticated and spiffy in loafers. He makes men cower in awe at his masculinity and women swoon with his soft touch. His dance moves have been known to cure pneumonia. He makes the Dos Equis’ “most interesting man in the world” look like a bearded Richard Simmons. He is Daniél, the exchange student from Spain. Daniél was born Friday night, when a friend of mine from a Syracuse University Abroad program in Madrid dared me to test my finely honed Spanish accent on a complete stranger. As I took my spot in a lonely corner at a Lehigh University house party, a puzzled-looking freshman approached me to inquire the whereabouts of a bathroom. I responded in Spanish without thinking, “Lo siento, no soy de aquí.” I then translated in heavily accented, broken English: “Sorry, I’m not from here.” Before I knew it, a crowd had surrounded me to learn about “the life story that I leeved as a chico from Madreed.” It was amazing. People who were complete strangers five minutes earlier were now captivated, asking me to teach them how to roll the letter “R,” cook paella and dance flamenco. Suddenly my flannel shirt and jeans, normally described as “vintage lumberjack” by my friends, was “European chic” to a room full of new acquaintances. Best of all, when I spoke English with an accent, something amazing happened to my audience: They believed every word I said. Normally, I have trouble even convincing my parents that I’m me and not one of my brothers, but on this night, I had an entire audience gobbling up every lie I could possibly cook up: — “For exercise I do much swimming because eet ees very difficult for running with my Amigo — this ees my dog’s name, Amigo — I do not run with Amigo because he misses a leg. When I save him from fire as puppy, he lose it. It geeves my eyes water some days.” SEE FERSH PAGE 10


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1844 through the Underground Railroad and sought refuge in Elmira, N.Y., to escape slavery. Jones successfully led more than 800 slaves through the path by 1860. Jones’ journey is chronicled in the documentary, premiering April 14 at Syracuse Stage. The 40-minute film took a year and a half to direct and edit. In 30 days, Jones walked 300 miles to freedom, just as the movie’s namesake suggests. The event will include a performance by the Syracuse chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons, Breyer said. Proceeds from the event will benefit Syracuse’s Southside Community Coalition. Syracuse University alumnus Walter Montgomery initially approached Breyer with the idea for the film, Breyer said. As a native of Elmira, Montgomery knew Jones’ story was undervalued and wanted the professor to get involved. Breyer then enlisted 1995 television, radio and film graduate Kamalakar to film the project. Together, the two edited, directed and

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produced the movie. Kamalakar, who said he has edited about 35 nonfiction films, is drawn to stories involving issues in the human condition. This one fit the bill, he said. “The story is resilient and triumphant, and all of us go through these kind of moments where you’re faced with adversity in life and you conquer it,” he said. To paint the most effective picture of Jones’ life, Breyer and Kamalakar took the same journey Jones did more than a century ago. Though they drove the 300 miles rather than walking them, the two found enormous value in the trip. It resulted in a classic story of hardship and victory told in a new, dynamic angle. Along the way, they met historians, ministers, farmers, and restaurant and gas station owners, Breyer said. The film finds some of its strongest components through some of those serendipitous moments. Breyer said there’s no other way to capture the essence of a story. “You know it’s a bit magical,” he said. “I just met somebody who met somebody who met somebody. We discovered headstones that were more than likely John’s mother. We heard how John’s grandmother would say ‘See those geese? They’re flying north — where men are free.’” Since graduating, Kamalakar kept in touch

with Breyer by exchanging written pieces, such as essays and fictional stories — they share a love for writing. The two give each other comments and constructive criticism on their respective works. “He’s like my family member, and I’m like his family member,” Kamalakar said. Once Breyer approached him with a gripping film idea, Kamalakar said there was little reason to hesitate. “The story itself is so compelling,” he said. “To see a black man in a white man’s world is a truly inspirational story, and it’s about the American history, which we all have read and known about.” Arthur Flowers, an English professor, does the voiceover of Jones. The script for Jones’ dialogue stems from excerpts in journals and diaries from that time, Flowers said. While working on his recording, Flowers empathized with the story and said his compassion is discernable in his voice. For any filmmaker, creating buzz about the movie is a natural goal. But that could be more challenging for “300 Miles to Freedom,” Kamalakar said, given the difficulty of getting an audience to relate to past events. His goal after Thursday is to inspire audience members and

have them appreciate Jones’ accomplishments. “Our character is dead and gone,” Kamalakar said. “So if people can relate to him on an emotional level, then I think we’re doing our job.” It’s more important for community members to come together and share their own stories than to have a good crowd for the premiere, Breyer said. Lectures and movies are informational, but the greatest value comes from these events, which serve as a catalyst for the crowd to speak up. Stories are the foundations of culture, he said. “You can have great bricks and really nice buildings, but it’s stories that glue us together,” he said. “Either in a formal way, like the Bibles and mythologies, or informally in the way people talk to each other.” Come Thursday night, Breyer and Kamalakar hope their film — and its protagonist — garners much-deserved attention. The two are inspired by Jones and want to pass on his story to all viewers. “In no way do I think that what we did is even 10 percent of what John did,” Breyer said, a smile forming on his face. “But his spirit was with us, I’m convinced.”

Yes, royalty. This is the word. I am not a royalty of Spain because my brother ees the one to be king. I am just to be prince. Oh, you say this is royalty as well? Oh, then I am royalty.” — “Eet ees great thing to make Olympics for Spain, but life does not complete itself from money and the pretty girls. When I win medal in front of the millions of people, I think to my mind that I want to love a woman for longer

than just a week at the castle where I leeve.” Maybe it was the accent. Maybe it was because my friends played along. Maybe it was the passion in my eyes as I flamencoed the night away. Whatever it was, my new acquaintances left the night knowing they had met a royal Spanish Olympian with more money than God and more heart than Mother Teresa (not to mention more bedroom endurance than

Lance Armstrong). Hopefully, I’ll one day be able to tell my children that I lived a life half as cool as my Spanish alter ego. Until then, you can call me Daniél.

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Danny Fersh is a junior broadcast journalism major, and his column appears every Wednesday. You can follow him @fersh_prince on Twitter. He can be reached at dafersh@syr.edu.


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Walking into Yankee Stadium felt like heaven.” Reaching that point took hard work from an SU team that hadn’t reached a bowl game since 2004. And no one worked harder to get there than Kose. The 22-year-old has seen more in his short life than most see in a lifetime — from his early youth in his war-torn country of Sudan to a refugee camp in Kenya to his upbringing in California and trying to learn English. Kose was 7 or 8 years old when his family was forced to flee its home and its country. He was only 10 years old when they moved again — this time to the United States. Yet through all of the war, the uprooting and the unknown, he persevered. “Put it this way: I don’t envy him,” said Tyrone Wheatley, SU’s running backs coach. “I don’t want to go through it. But he’s out of it, he’s through it. “And you can just tell that there’s something special about him.” ••• War of the most vicious nature took over in Sudan starting in the mid-1980s at the start of the Second Sudanese Civil War. It was a resumption of the First Sudanese Civil War, which took place from 1955-72. A 1998 BBC News article cites the death toll as nearly 2 million — including 20 percent of the southern Sudanese population. Kose and his family were from Juba, near the country’s southern tip. For the first seven or eight years of Kose’s life, he lived in the midst of one of the longest-running conflicts in Africa. “The memories I left in Sudan were ones that somebody wouldn’t want to remember,” Kose said. “It was a lot of violence. A lot of adversity.” The civil strife in Sudan focuses around the southern part of the country’s fight for independence from the north, said Martin Shanguhyia, an assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. But there are also different factions of ethnic groups in the south that fight each other. Kose and his family managed to escape Juba. They went southeast to Kenya, where they moved into a refugee camp. “It was tough to leave because war was basically forcing you out of your country,” he said. “When somebody usually tells you to get up and leave against your own will, it’s pretty difficult.” Life in the refugee camp was, at best, a life without war. Refugees are restricted and live a tough life because they aren’t free, said Shanguhyia, who is from western Kenya. Kose and his family lived in the refugee camp in hopes of gaining a sponsor family that would bring them to the United States. He was captivated by stories of life in America. His uncle used to encourage the young Kose’s imagination with tales of the easy lives of those across the Atlantic. He told Kose about buttons Americans had in their houses that bring food instantly when pressed. Whether that was meant to be a reference to a vending machine or a microwave, the stories enticed Kose. “It sounded pretty good,” he said. “It sounded like we were heading toward a better life.” ••• The better life Kose fantasized about came to fruition when his family was sponsored to come to the United States. But it wasn’t as easy as pushing a button. He and his family flew into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, landing in a winter wonderland that left Kose in a state of trepidation and confusion. “We were kind of terrified to actually exit the plane because I had never seen snow before,” he said. “My parents were all, ‘What is this?’” New York was just a layover, and the family

matthew ziegler | staff photographer tombe kose (34) , a fullback on the Syracuse football team, traveled to the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya after escaping his war-torn country of Sudan. “The memories I left in Sudan were ones that somebody wouldn’t want to remember,” he said. soon flew out to San Diego, where an uncle lived. San Diego was Kose’s new life. “I learned to love San Diego,” Kose said. “Called it my home away from home.” Kose credits his first teacher in American schooling — who he called Ms. King — for smoothing the transition to the United States. Other than Kose’s father, who spoke some English, he and the

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rest of his family spoke primarily Arabic. Outside of the words “hi” and “bye,” Kose said he didn’t know anything. But he watched the hand motions of people as they spoke certain words, and his after-school sessions with Ms. King sped up the process. And then there were sports. The universal language of soccer proved to be a catalyst for assimilation. “I played soccer since I could walk, basically,” Kose said. “I learned that athletics, there was no absolute language barrier, because if you could play, you could play. And everybody basically saw you as a teammate, a family member.” Kose continued to play soccer throughout his childhood in the United States. He was a defender, and he played with aggression. He had almost an American football mentality on the soccer field. Both Kose’s father and uncle played semiprofessional soccer in Africa. But as Kose grew up, the limits in the physicality of soccer eventually drove him from the game. “It’s amazing because I noticed how I was playing soccer,” Kose said. “I noticed my aggression on

the soccer field. I was just like I want to play a sport where I can hit somebody — and get away with it.” ••• It’s fitting that Kose first got into football by watching the San Diego Chargers teams of the early 2000s. The 2000 Chargers won just one game. Kose’s football career was a long shot as well. But entering high school at the age of 14, Kose quit playing soccer because he wanted to play football. Like his transition to the United States, there would be some adjustment. The decision to stop playing soccer came at the dismay of his father. “He was upset with me for a while,” Kose said, “because he thought I was giving up something I was really good at.” Kose didn’t play much his freshman year and said at times there was some regret in the decision. But in his junior and senior years, he earned his spot as an offensive guard for Crawford High School. Though Crawford’s enrollment is about 1,300, said Crawford Athletic Director Scott Page, the football team’s numbers are tiny. That’s because the high school has a high population of immigrants from all over the world. Then-Crawford head coach Tracy McNair said in Kose’s senior year, the team had only about 25 players. Everybody played both ways, and a player like Kose played offensive line simply because he was one of the biggest on the team. Playing for such a small school — and playing out of position — Kose received little interest from small colleges out of high school. But with the transition from offensive line to fullback imminent, Kose decided to attend San Diego Mesa College. Mesa head coach Henry Browne said Kose received his first carry as a fullback in a game against Mount San Jacinto College. Mesa had the ball on the 2-yard line, and Kose got a “quick hitter.” But the handoff wasn’t pure, and Kose never got a grasp on the ball. A Mount San Jacinto player ran it back 99 yards for a touchdown. “Resiliency,” Browne said in a phone interview. “He came back and for a time, I think there was one game where he had three carries for three touchdowns.” Former Mesa quarterback Kyle Christian came to Mesa during Kose’s sophomore year. He

said the fullback was one of the first people to welcome him to the team. They both shared a common goal — to become a Division I football player. He worked so hard at his new position that he made the all-conference team as a sophomore. He showed so much toughness on the field that in one game, when his facemask broke after a play, he ran off the field, got a new helmet and came right back on, Christian said. Kose now had a new goal, one that could never have been imagined back in war-torn Juba. “When he was on the field, a lot of defensive players feared him,” Christian said. “When we watched film, we’d see different players take on fullbacks. When we played them, they never would do that.” ••• When Kose found Syracuse football, he found a program that he said, in many ways, reminded him of himself. “I chose Syracuse because I’ve been an underdog all my life,” Kose said. “And when (Doug) Marrone told me he needed me to be a part of what would turn Syracuse around, I jumped on the opportunity right away.” Kose was a backup fullback on last year’s Orange team and figures to be the same this season. He’s entering Syracuse’s spring game Saturday and his senior season as a BCS conference football player. That’s only 12 years after coming to America and leaving a continent full of war. Eight years after he first started playing football. Four years after he first started playing fullback. “Coach Marrone (and) just a lot of the coaching staff welcomes you with open arms and makes you feel like you’re at home away from home,” Kose said. “But you know, I feel like it’s a true blessing.” mcooperj@syr.edu

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top-right corner of the app, then type in 140 characters worth of thoughts. The keyboard has built-in buttons for you to easily enter a pound sign for a hashtag, your location, or another handle you wish to use to communicate. Once the “@” sign is entered, the list of who you are following automatically comes up. Starting to type in a handle will narrow the list down. Once you see a handle you would like to mention, tapping on the name will enter the Twitter username into your tweet, saving you time. This is easily one of the best features of the app. You will no longer have to guess the spelling or search for the spelling beforehand. Direct messages received within Twitter can also be easily found. The messages are viewed as if it were a texting thread. You can clearly read who said what and when. You can respond on the very same page by tapping on the bottom of the screen, revealing the iPod keyboard. Dates and times of the message are also clearly marked to outline when the thread began and when messages were sent. While there are several Twitter apps on the market, this is the one that was easiest to use and attractive to view. It will keep you connected with your favorite tweets and help others stay connected to you, even when you are not home. And it’s free! So download Twitter, and keep tweeting. nerivera@syr.edu

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Rob Pannell was as impossible to stop as he looked on film. He made perfect passes and dodged around his defenders with ease. When he wasn’t scoring, he was assisting, and vice versa. Pannell assisted Cornell’s first two goals and finished with three goals and three assists. The Cornell crowd that filled the Carrier Dome stands began the game with “Not that good” chants, and Pannell’s play exposed SU all night to back them up. “We understood that they were going to come out and play full, 100 percent lacrosse,” Syracuse goaltender John Galloway said. “Pannell’s just such a talented player. We’ve seen it in every game he’s played, that he’s going to find those guys.” The Big Red was the better team in all aspects of the game Tuesday, led by another stellar performance from its star attack Pannell. No matter how hard Syracuse tried, it couldn’t find a way to stop the Big Red, suffering an 11-6 loss for its first defeat of the season. Pannell finished with six points, just above his nation-leading average of 5.5 per game. Cornell was looking for revenge off two lastsecond losses in a row to the Orange, and it was looking to be the better team. It came into the Dome and enacted that plan, due in large part to its high-octane offense. For the first time this season, the Orange ran into a team that capitalized on its mistakes with ease. By the end of the first quarter Tuesday, SU was down by four and looked

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We really weren’t.” SU’s Thompson momentarily halted the Cornell run with a goal, but midfielder Roy Lang answered for the Big Red. He started a run from nearly 35 yards out, charging down the middle of the field past Syracuse long-stick midfielder Joel White. Lang avoided a lunging slash from White and took a bump from another Orange defender before scoring from the edge of the crease.

lost trying to halt the Big Red’s scoring. It looked helpless when trying to score. Cornell’s defense bared down on Syracuse’s scorers to make sure they never got close to the net. The Orange has recently relied on scoring from the crease. The Big Red made sure that didn’t happen, and forced it to take inaccurate shots from the outside. SU head coach John Desko wasn’t prepared to say his team didn’t play well. Instead, he said it was simply a matter of Cornell playing better. That was evident from the start, as Cornell jumped out to a 3-0 lead, thanks in part to Pannell’s precise passes. The Orange was left in an unfamiliar position. “They played great defensively, they got all over us,” Desko said. “They pushed the ball, they took quick opportunities. My hat’s off to them.” Cornell has one of the highest scoring offenses in the country, averaging 13 goals per game. With a sputtering offense of its own, Syracuse had to find a way to slow the Big Red’s scorers down. It never did. Pannell, specifically, dominated the Orange. Not making anything easier for Syracuse was the fact that its top defender, John Lade, couldn’t make it through the first quarter. Still recovering from a twisted ankle he suffered in SU’s game against Duke two weekends ago, Lade had to relinquish the job of stopping Pannell to sophomore defender Brian Megill. Syracuse felt his loss. With Cornell leading 4-1 at the end of the first quarter, Pannell fought off Megill just

to the left of the crease. He flipped a seamless pass to Steve Mock, who flipped it into the cage from the lip of the crease. Not even 30 seconds later, Pannell ran through SU’s defense, made a perfect dodge around Megill and shot into the lower left corner of the goal right past Galloway. “I was ready for the matchup, whether (Lade) played or not,” Pannell said. “I was certainly preparing for him to play. They put someone else on me, and I was just going to play my role within our offense. It was kind of good to see that I don’t have to go up against

him because he’s a great defenseman.” When the contest was over, Syracuse was left to walk off its field as the losing team for the first time all season. The Orange was dominated from the start of the game. For at least one night, Syracuse was not the best team. “It’s just great to come up here and get a great win against a team like Syracuse,” Pannell said. “It’s the No. 1 team in the country, it had an undefeated record. To get a win here is great for our team.”

And from there, Pannell took over. He assisted on the Big Red’s next goal before SU defender John Lade left the game permanently due to his nagging injury. He then burned the Orange’s Brian Megill for two goals in the second quarter to put Cornell’s halftime lead at 7-2, Syracuse’s largest deficit of the season. “It’s a tough matchup,” goaltender John Galloway said. “They’re very quick, talented attackmen. Pannell knows how to find them.” The Orange attempted a third straight dramatic comeback against the Big Red in the second half. The senior Amidon scored two goals in a row to start the third quarter, ripping

shots in from long distance. He had a chance at three straight on a man-up opportunity and fired from about 15 yards out past Cornell goalie AJ Fiore. But the shot ricocheted off the crossbar out to midfield. The Big Red took possession and scored 30 seconds later. “We were kind of finding ourselves a little bit,” Amidon said. “And that kind of let us down a little bit. But I think we’ve just got to execute a little more on offense.” The previous two meetings between these teams ended with SU celebrating unlikely, come-from-behind wins, the first in the 2009 national championship game. Not this time.

Two more Big Red goals in the third extended Cornell’s lead to 10-4. Syracuse did score the first two goals of the fourth quarter, but the Orange turned the ball more than eight times in the last 15 minutes to smother any chance of late-game heroics. The hole the Orange dug was too deep. “They were able to put some points up early,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “Instead of us getting the early lead, they played hard and got the early lead. We had to play catch-up. And the lead just got too big for us to come back.”

nate shron | staff photographer brian megill (RIGHT) defends Cornell’s Rob Pannell in Syracuse’s 11-6 loss on Tuesday. Pannell scored three goals and had three assists for a game-high six points.

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Syracuse’s backline was intact to start its game against Cornell on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. By the beginning of the second half, it had all but fallen apart. Senior Tom Guadagnolo was the lone holdout from the starting lineup. Alongside him were sophomore Joe Fazio, who had played in only four of the Orange’s nine games this season, and freshman Matt Harris, who also had never started for SU. Senior All-American John Lade left the game late in the fi rst quarter with a nagging ankle injury. He did not play in Syracuse’s game Saturday against Princeton. “I saw him leave, and obviously he wasn’t comfortable,” said Cornell leading scorer Rob Pannell, who Lade covered before he left. “It may not have been in their best interest either, but they put someone else on me.” When Lade went out, sophomore Brian Megill switched onto Pannell. But the junior attack burned him for two goals in the second quarter. SU head coach John Desko said Megill did not play in the second half because he was also hurt. Sophomore David Hamlin fi lled in with Harris for much of the second half, but sat out at the start of the third quarter after being called for a penalty to end the half. Those two combined with Guadagnolo to hold Cornell to four second-half scores. Desko did not update Lade or Megill’s statuses after the game.

Offense’s struggles finally doom SU JoJo Marasco recognized Syracuse’s offensive deficiency. As the Orange stared at a 7-2 halftime deficit, its offensive struggles were fi nally coming back to haunt it. “Having only two goals at halftime is tough for our offense,” the SU attack Marasco said. “We really have to start picking it up and help out the defense a little bit.” It’s been a prevailing theme throughout the season, as Syracuse’s offense has been wildly inconsistent. But coming into its game against Cornell, it was 9-0 and had gone unscathed despite its previous flirtations with defeat. The Big Red, though, was the team to take advantage of the Orange offense’s poor decisions and numerous turnovers. When the night was over, Syracuse had 20 turnovers, giving the Big Red opportunities to have long, drawn-out possessions. The offense was missing junior attack and starter Tim Desko, who was held out with a knee injury.

nate shron | staff photographer ROB PANNELL (3) makes a move against SU’s Joe Moore in Cornell’s 11-6 win over Syracuse. The Orange defense struggled without defender John Lade for much of the game, and fellow starting defender Brian Megill also left Syracuse’s loss due to an injury. When the Orange did have the ball, it wasn’t aggressive in going to the cage. Instead, it passed around the zone trying to fi nd an open look or an opportunity to cut to the inside and score from the crease. But the Big Red defenders wouldn’t let that happen. At other times, they doubled or even tripled-teamed the Orange’s scorers. At one point in the second half, midfielder Jovan Miller ran around the right side of the net to score. But as he approached the crease, three defenders converged on him and forced Miller to lose the ball. “I thought their defense was terrific,” John Desko said. “They were very aggressive. They got their stick in, they created some turnovers off our dodges and threw us off our game.”

Perfectly undone The last time Syracuse went undefeated was in 1990. Now the Orange will have to wait at least another year to battle for that distinction. “It’s tough not having an undefeated season,” Marasco said. “But we’ve got a lot of games left to play. We’ll be ready.” The Orange has been flirting with a loss for weeks now. Of its nine wins, seven have come by two goals or less. SU needed overtime in Baltimore to hold off Georgetown for a 9-8 win March 12 and played two extra periods to survive Johns Hopkins, 5-4, in the Dome on March 19. With all the close games, it seemed almost inevitable that someone would be able to pull out a victory against the Orange. But despite

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building. It’s mid-April. The season’s not over for any of us yet. The guys in the locker room know that.” zjbrown@ syr.edu cjiseman@ syr.edu

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The shot differential for the first quarter, when Cornell outshot Syracuse 14-3 on its way to a 5-1 lead by the end of the quarter. It’s also the shot differential for the game, as the Big Red took 36 shots to SU’s 25.

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“It was big for us coming out in the first quarter like that. Generally, we come out strong. But it’s been a problem to sustain it over the course of 60 minutes. Today, we were able to do that.” Rob Pannell

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The senior midfielder led an attempt at a Syracuse charge in the second half, scoring two straight goals to bring the Orange within three early after halftime. He contributed a hat trick and two assists, and was one of SU’s few bright spots on offense.

THE BAD SU offense

Aside from Amidon and three points from Tom Palasek, the Orange’s offensive struggles finally came back to bite the team. Syracuse scored just two first-half goals and couldn’t get its offense flowing. Leading scorer Stephen Keogh was held scoreless. JoJo Marasco had just one assist.

THE UGLY SU defense

Hampered by injuries, the unit failed to keep Cornell’s impressive offensive unit at bay. Rob Pannell was his near-flawless self, tallying three goals and three assists. Roy Lang, Steve Mock and Scott Austin also added two goals apiece. With usual starters John Lade and Brian Megill taken out of the game due to injuries, the SU defense struggled.

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SU’s passive approach at bat cause for 5-game losing skid By Ryne Gery Staff Writer

After falling behind 1-2 in the count, Stephanie Watts and Lisaira Daniels were both retired in the bottom of the first inning Sunday. The next hitter, Lacey Kohl, avoided the same hole by sending the third pitch of an even count over the right-field wall. Kohl jumped on a fastball and put Syracuse on the board first against Notre Dame in SU’s home opener last weekend. But for the rest of the game, the Orange was often down in the count, making it tough to score runs in a 9-2 loss. It’s something SU head coach Leigh Ross identifies as a problem. Ross said her team needs to be more aggressive at the plate. SU has been too patient during its recent struggles. “I think there needs to be a sense of urgency,” Ross said in a phone interview Tuesday. “Let’s attack a good pitch. Let’s not wait and get two strikes on us and get deep in the count every time.” Syracuse (24-10, 3-5 Big East) is currently on a five-game losing streak in the Big East after a program-record start to the season. SU has scored just 10 runs in those five games. The lack of run production has forced the Orange to play from behind in most of the losses. For Ross, the offensive struggles will end when the team changes its approach. The Orange had success when it was aggressive with the bats early in the season. “There is a time and a place when you do go deep in a count and you do want to let (the

pitcher) throw as many pitches as possible,” Ross said. “But I think we’re a really good team when we do have that attack mentality.” Syracuse had that attack mentality and pounded its opponents during an eight-game winning streak that directly preceded the losing streak. The team scored 38 runs in three games at Rutgers, including a program-record 23 runs in one game. But against tougher competition, the Orange offense has sputtered. South Florida and Notre Dame — currently tied atop the Big East — both swept Syracuse. Ross said the Notre Dame pitching staff was particularly tough. The one-two punch of reigning Big East Pitcher of the Year Jody Valdivia and standout freshman Laura Winter silenced the SU bats. The Fighting Irish pitching staff has allowed the second fewest walks in the Big East with 55 this season. The Notre Dame pair only surrendered three walks to Syracuse all weekend. Ross said her team knew to expect strikes. Syracuse got pitches to hit, but failed to capitalize. The Orange didn’t make the opposing pitchers work enough. “What good pitchers hate are those hitters that jump on them early,” Ross said. “And foul off balls and they keep battling in there until they get a good pitch.” With two runners on and one out, Daniels stepped to the plate in the fifth inning in that first game. She quickly found herself down 0-2 in the count. Daniels extended her arms and

danielle parhikzkaran | asst. photo editor Leigh Ross (right) pointed to her team’s lack of aggression at the plate as a cause for its five-game losing skid. SU will look to snap that skid Thursday at Providence. barely fouled off the third pitch on the outside corner to stay alive. She then fouled off four more pitches and took a ball to keep the at-bat going. Finally, on the ninth pitch of the at-bat, Daniels skied a fly ball into foul territory behind third base. The shortstop caught the ball and ended the battle. Kohl followed and worked a full count, but struck out swinging. The Orange had a chance to cut into a fiverun lead, but couldn’t come through with the big hit. Daniels said each player has felt too much pressure to perform. She said everyone has to play well. “We put so much pressure on ourselves to do everything — to hit a home run, to get a triple,” Daniels said. “We forget there’s 25 other people

on our team.” SU ace Jenna Caira said the team has to calm down when playing from behind because momentum can shift at any time. But sometimes the other team is just better. “We faced two great pitchers on Notre Dame,” Caira said. “They hit their spots. They made us adjust. We just unfortunately didn’t get the timely hits.” Ross said SU’s hitters understand their strengths and weaknesses. She said they also have good plate discipline. Now they just have to attack the right pitches again. “The key is not missing on that pitch that you’re waiting for,” Ross said. “It’s more of attacking in a smart way. It’s calculated.” rjgery@syr.edu

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A year ago, Yale’s chance to qualify for the NCAA tournament all came down to a single game. After a regular season in which the Bulldogs faced just one ranked opponent outside of the Ivy League, Yale head coach Andy Shay thought his team’s only chance to qualify came in a matchup with Princeton in the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament. “We feel like if we won our first Ivy League tournament game,” Shay said, “that would have augmented our RPI and our strength of schedule, but we didn’t win that game.” The same scenario could be the case for nearly all of the Ivy League teams this season. The league has been thrown into a frenzy with a variety of upsets and close games. Yale alone has played four games decided by two goals, and had two games that were decided in at least overtime. With six of the league’s seven teams sitting tied in second or fourth place behind Cornell, the Ivy League is jam-packed with teams looking to separate themselves and make the NCAA tournament. “The competition is very stiff,” Cornell head coach Ben DeLuca said. “I feel like every team brings a wealth of talent to the table.” For Pennsylvania head coach Mike Murphy,

there’s one simple motto his team follows as it enters its quest for its first NCAA tournament bid since 2006. Murphy keeps it simple. Murphy’s motto is to make sure to take care of the little things, and the little things will take care of the big things. He said little things have come from playing in close games — five of the Quakers’ games have been decided by a single goal. “If we’re going to be considered for the NCAA tournament, we have two chances,” Murphy said. “One is to win the Ivy League tournament, where coming out on top in those one-goal games will help us with that. “In regards to the strength of the league overall relative to other teams, I think our success outside the league — Harvard beats Georgetown — those are the things that can help our league get a second or maybe a third team into the NCAA tournament.” No. 17 Penn’s strength of schedule may work wonders in enabling the team to secure a bid to the tournament. The Quakers have defeated strong opponents in then-No. 10 Duke and thenNo. 17 Bucknell. Penn also played a strong game against Villanova, falling 9-8 in overtime. But Penn is relatively different from other Ivy League schools. For certain schools, the inability to schedule games against quality scholarship teams looms largely due to a dif-

courtesy of drew hallowell | penn athletics mike murphy (Center) and the Penn lacrosse team are one of seven Ivy League teams vying for the tournament championship and the automatic NCAA tourney berth. ficult geographic location or prestige. Three Ivy League teams are currently ranked inside the top 20, with Harvard receiving votes. The challenge for teams in the Ivy League is often an inability to face quality scholarship school opponents. DeLuca said a lot of the challenge has to do with a lack of interest from major conference schools. “I don’t think there’s a lot of interest by some of those top-tier programs,” DeLuca said. “Especially working around our Ivy League schedule, which is set toward the end of the season. You’re really confined to your out-of-conference scheduling happening toward the early part of the season. And a lot of those teams, especially from down south, are not interested in coming up north in March or April.” Behind the Big Red, Yale and Penn hold a half-game lead over the rest of the field with a 2-2 mark in league play. The Bulldogs and Quakers are followed closely by Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth and Princeton, each with 1-2 records in conference play. The Ivy League tournament began a year ago with the champion receiving the automatic bid for the NCAA tournament. Since only four teams can qualify for the Ivy League tournament and a chance to vie for the league’s automatic bid, the home stretch is more crucial than ever for many teams to punch their tickets to the NCAA tournament for the first time in years. But the parity is advantageous for many of the schools within the league. Princeton, which hasn’t missed the NCAA tournament since 2008, is on the brink of not even qualifying for the Ivy League tournament. The Tigers are off to their worst start since 2005 after stumbling to a 2-6 record and winning just one conference game thus far. Even with Cornell, only one of the Big Red’s conference games was decided by more than two goals. DeLuca is well aware of the threat

that teams pose this year more than every other season. “Almost any game you can throw out the rankings and the numbers surrounding each program,” DeLuca said, “there’s going to be battles between two pretty strong programs — for the most part — throughout the year.” For Penn head coach Murphy, it all comes back to the little things. At this juncture of the season, he said that’s what could define each team’s chance at a league title. “At this point we’ve got a pretty good idea of who we are,” Murphy said. “I think the challenge at this point is to stay healthy and keep things fresh and consistent. We’ve done an OK job at that stuff thus far, and we’re — knock on wood — pretty healthy right now. We’re still pretty excited about where we’re going with things.” adtredin@syr.edu

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SU freshmen grow up quickly to become key contributors By Stephen Bailey STAFF WRITER

Maddie Kobelt is beyond the freshman learning curve. She’s come a long way. From an overwhelmed, first-year player who was sometimes incapable of handling her daily schedule to a thriving student-athlete who just notched her 30th win against Pittsburgh on April 8. Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen now has full confidence in his No. 2 singles player. “Kobelt’s not a floundering freshman anymore in Ernie Davis trying to figure out what line she should be in,” Jensen said. “She’s got the bus schedule down, she’s got the class schedule down, and she’s got the tennis schedule down.” Kobelt is one of three freshmen on the SU tennis team, along with Aleah Marrow and Eva Raszkiewicz. The three have grown from passive freshmen to confident contributors on the squad. Kobelt and junior captain Emily Harman comprise the No. 32 doubles pairing in the nation. Marrow has won her last six singles matches, and Raszkiewicz has seen more playing time in both singles and doubles as the season has progressed. The trio has impressed throughout the season and grown close both on and off the court. Kobelt and Marrow are roommates, and have spent time with Raszkiewicz since finding classes together on day one. “We all just understand each other,” Kobelt said. “We’re in the same boat with school. We went to the first day of classes together and often help each other out with classes. We’ve just really grown and became friends. We’ve bonded over all the experiences we’ve had together and all the experiences we’ve had as a team.” For Kobelt, playing with an intense competitor like Harman only sped up that learning curve. The pair had a stretch of 10 consecutive victories, including two over ranked opponents. They defeated Southern California’s No. 1 doubles team, which was ranked seventh in the nation at the time. Kobelt said that victory stands out as a key moment in her season. She called it the biggest match of her collegiate career. “I felt that even though we weren’t able to convert the point as a team,” Kobelt said, “the fact that me and Harman were able to bring it

together for that match and play really well was a great confidence booster.” Marrow’s contributions may not have been at the top of the scorecard, but in tennis, every match is equal. Only one single point can be earned from each of the six singles matches. Harman said Marrow’s play has been crucial to the team’s success this season. But it’s Marrow’s personality that sets her apart from the rest. Her positive attitude and the occasional midpractice “Dougie” dance boosts SU’s team morale. “In the heat of things when we’re all a little bit down, a little bit angry,” Harman said, “she’ll say something that’ll bring us all back.” Though no one doubts the drive of Kobelt and Marrow, Raszkiewicz’s work ethic is often most impressive. Raszkiewicz has been on the bubble all season long. She has played sporadically at the tail end of both the singles and doubles lineups. There are matches in which she is limited to cheering on her teammates. But at practice, she is always ready to fight her way onto Jensen’s lineup card. “She’s always on that hot seat,” Jensen said. “It’s the most difficult spot on the team when you don’t know if you’re going to be called upon if someone gets hurt, sick or injured. But I think the biggest thing is she hasn’t one time gotten down or complained where she was. She’s doing everything possible to help our team.” Jensen’s recruits have been getting better and better each season. Together, these three freshmen filled the void left by C.C. Sardinha, last year’s freshman star who transferred to Oklahoma State. Jensen is very careful with who he brings to Syracuse. He wants to bring in players who will win. From Harman and Alessondra Parra two years ago to Sardinha last year to the trio this year, it is clear that his system is improving. “The theme for recruiting is if this player can play No. 1 for me right now,” Jensen said. “Not after I work with them. We don’t need projects. We need finished products. … You ask yourself, ‘Can I work with this player? Can this player get herself to where she needs to be?’ And all three freshmen are right there.” sebail01@syr.edu

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RED-EYED Cornell dominates from opening, renders Orange hapless in 1st loss of 2011 season By Zach Brown

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yracuse’s first possession against Cornell on Tuesday lasted for nearly two minutes. It was slow — the Orange was given a stall warning just 90 seconds into the game. It was hapless — SU failed to register a shot in that time span. And it was ugly — Jeremy Thompson’s cross-field pass to Josh Amidon missed him by about five yards and was stolen by the Big Red. Cornell’s first possession was quick. It ended with a Rob Pannell shot just clanging off the post. But a few seconds later, SU midfielder Steve Ianzito’s pass to Scott Loy was poked away, giving the ball back to the Big Red. And on Cornell’s second possession, Pannell fired a pass across the field to a wide-open David Lau, who scored to give Cornell a lead it would never relinquish. Lau’s goal started a dominant 11-6 win for the No. 5 Big Red (9-2) over No. 1 Syracuse (9-1) in the Carrier Dome. As the Orange struggled early, Cornell jumped out to a big first-half lead and stifled SU’s comeback attempts in the second to hand the Orange its worst defeat since

2007 — and its first defeat in 2011. Pannell led the Big Red with six points on three goals and three assists. “It was big for us coming out in the first quarter like that,” Pannell said. “Generally, we come out strong. But it’s been a problem to sustain it over the course of 60 minutes. Today, we were able to do that.” Cornell beat the Orange at its own game by jumping out to the big lead. SU entered the matchup outscoring its opponents 38-15 in the first quarter. But it was the Big Red who started strong Tuesday. Two and a half minutes after Lau’s goal initiated the onslaught, Pannell squeezed a pass through a swarm of Syracuse defenders to attack Scott Austin on the crease. Austin did the rest. And just one minute later, Cornell attack Steve Mock curled around the goal and ripped a shot into the back of the net to extend the margin to three halfway into the first quarter. “I think we came out, and we were a little flat,” Orange defender Tom Guadagnolo said. “And they came out and they were ready to play. SEE CORNELL PAGE 18

nate shron | staff photographer JOJO MARASCO (CENTER) is swarmed by a throng of Cornell defenders in Syracuse’s 11-6 loss to Cornell on Tuesday. The loss ended SU’s undefeated start to the season.

SEEING RED Ten games into the 2011 season, No. 1 Syracuse suffered its first loss of the season to No. 5 Cornell in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday. Here’s a look at the difference in SU’s seasonal averages vs. the numbers it put up against the Big Red: Goals Goals against Shots Turnovers

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10.3 7.9 35.3 13.9

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Kose’s journey from war refugee to football player reaches fulfillment at SU

There was something more than a football game in that moment for Kose. It was a long-awaited return to New York City, to the city that provided first glimpses of a new life to him 11 years prior. His first experience in the city was a brief, terrifying one, as his family stepped into the unknown after traveling to the United States from PART 3 OF 3 a refugee camp in Kenya. Kose, a fullback on the Syracuse football team, was there this time to play in the Pinstripe Bowl. The bowl was a crowning achievement for the rising senior. “It feels like a true blessing, honestly,” Kose said. “The Pinstripe Bowl, it was a great experience.

FINDING REFUGE

By Mark Cooper | Asst. Sports Editor brandon weight | photo editor

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