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Common concern Protests against Dimon not unordinary, speakers criticized in the past

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rotesters paraded down the street outside the Carrier Dome on May 9, 1981, the day of the Carrier Dome’s inaugural commencement. Some wore costumes, others held signs, a few carried a cardboard coffin. Two of the protesters were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, according to Summer Orange records, The Daily Orange’s former summer edition. Inside the Dome, hundreds wore armbands that students distributed with commencement gowns. About 150 to 200 students turned their backs to the stage. A similar number of students walked out during the speech. And in the midst of it all, about 20 protesters dressed as bleeding nuns and fascists stood in Section 103 of the Dome pointing down below, according to Summer Orange records. The commotion was in response to then-Syracuse University Chancellor Melvin Eggers’ commencement speaker choice of Alexander Haig Jr. Haig was the current secretary of state, White House chief of staff during the Nixon administration and former commander of NATO. Backlash erupted mere days after the announcement because of international controversy regard-

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jenna ketchmark | asst. photo editor Emily gagliardi , a senior international relations major, makes a sign for Friday’s protest against commencement speaker and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jamie Dimon. The protest is at 4 p.m. Friday on the Quad.

Dimon plans to deliver graduation address despite protests By Kathleen Ronayne Asst. News Editor

Jamie Dimon said he still plans to deliver the 2010 commencement speech to Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students on May 16, according to an article on Dimon, chief executive officer of

JPMorgan Chase & Co., answered questions regarding SU students’ protests in a conference call with a group of reporters Wednesday. The call was originally intended for Dimon to report the company’s firstquarter earnings. “I gather that this was a group of students who made the selection, but I also completely understand

that some people may be opposed to it,” Dimon told reporters from Bloomberg during the call. “People should stand up for what they believe in. I applaud that some folks there want to stand up for something different.” A group of SU students began protesting the choice of Dimon as commencement speaker after the uni-

versity’s announcement on March 25. The group still plans to protest its concerns on the Quad on Friday and through student petitions, said Ashley Owen, one of the students leading the movement. “It’s not like we are trying to silence him and limit his freedom of speech,” she said. “It’s all about time,

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Syracuse football players Delone Carter and Ryan Gillum missed practice today and were questioned by police, SU head coach Doug Marrone said in a postpractice media opportunity. “Detectives came into my office and asked to question Delone Carter and Ryan Gillum,” carter Marrone said. “That’s all I know about it. It happened right before the team meeting. So that’s why they weren’t at practice today.” Attempts to gillum reach Carter at his South Campus apartment Wednesday were unsuccessful. Carter did not answer the door or was not home. Marrone said that he was approached by police at roughly 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and asked if the players could be questioned by detectives. Neither Carter nor Gillum were available for comment following Wednesday’s practice. The coach said the detectives did not tell him why they were being questioned and did not know if they were taken into custody. Syracuse police are in the process of questioning two SU students in relation to an assault that happened roughly a month ago, said Sgt. Gary Bulinski of the Syracuse Police Department. Bulinski said he could not confirm the names of the students SPD has talked to, as it may be intersee detectives page 8




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Day of Silence to represent LGBT struggle By Sara Tracey Staff writer

Erin Rand experienced the power of silence firsthand. The communication and rhetorical studies professor watched a demonstration from the Women in Black, a group of middleaged women who stood What: Day of Silence in silence in Fresno, Where: SU campus When: Friday, all day Calif., to proHow much: Free test war and violence. Though the women involved did not speak a word, Rand said the silence screamed. “In a way, things have gotten very noisy. We’re bombarded,” she said. “Silence speaks louder than all that noise. Silence is the surprising thing. It’s the thing that shocks us.” SU students, faculty and staff members will be involved in the Day of Silence, a national silent effort to raise awareness about issues important to the LGBT community, on Friday. The Day of Silence, which started at the University of Virginia in 1996, is centered on fighting silence with


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SU, city to fund downtown park remodel in fall By Joe Genco Staff Writer

Syracuse University will partially fund the redesign of Forman Park, on East Genesee Street in downtown Syracuse, starting fall 2010 as part of its Connective Corridor project. The renovations include rebuilding the park’s fountain and expanding the police monument and landscape work. Both the city and the university will fund the project, said Marilyn Higgins, vice president of community engagement and economic development. The project will cost between $1.5 million and $2 million, with approximately $500,000 coming from the city and the rest coming from New York state grants the university was awarded over a year ago for the Connective Corridor program, said Steve Kearney, deputy director of planning for the city.

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jenna boshart | contributing photographer Elizabeth Watson (left) and emily robinson, a sophomore exercise science major and a junior acting major, respectively, sell bracelets to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign and to promote Take Back the Night, which both call attention to sexual violence.

SU community rallies against sexual assault By Katrina Koerting Staff Writer

Tiffany Steinwert remembers from her adolescence being on a beach in Florida with her family, when two men started whistling and calling her names as she covered herself up with a blanket in embarrassment. Steinwert told the crowd at Take Back the Night on Wednesday how her grandmother tried to comfort her by saying she experienced worse from the doctors in the hospital where she worked as a nurse. She told Steinwert that she would get used to it. That “this was just how

things are.” When Steinwert asked the crowd if this is how things really are, cries of protest rang out across the Quad from the approximately 1,500 people who gathered in front of Hendricks Chapel for the Take Back the Night rally at 7:30 p.m. Take Back the Night is an international annual event where people speak out against interpersonal violence, especially sexual violence. The night’s events included speeches on the steps of Hendricks, a march to Marshall Street and a speak-out inside the chapel, which was closed

to the media to create a safe space. The main theme of the night was breaking the silence that often surrounds sexual violence. Steinwert, the new dean of Hendricks Chapel and the keynote speaker, spoke about how the abuse of women should not be accepted as “just how things really are,” but should instead be challenged so women do not have to put up with cat calls and abuse. In the United States, one out of every three women and one out of every five men will be affected by sexual violence, she said.

Chancellor Nancy Cantor also spoke at the rally about the need to speak up for those who are silent. “Tonight is not just about breaking the silence, but creating a caring community that listens when silence ends,” she said. “We all need it. We’re all vulnerable. We’re going to come out holding hands, showing we care.” Doug Marrone, the head football coach for SU, also spoke at Hendricks Chapel. He focused on the importance of men speaking out and teaching younger men to do the same. see Night page 8

Red Cross sponsors monthlong SU, UConn blood drive competition By Rebecca Kheel Asst. News Editor

Syracuse University and the University of Connecticut are competing to see which u niversity What: Blood drive can garner Where: Schine the largest Student Center When: Today, 11:30 percentage of blood donors a.m. to 6 p.m. on campus How much: Free during the


month of April. The first blood drive SU held for the competition was April 6, but SU organizers said they hope the drive Thursday in Schine Student Center will draw the largest crowd yet, between 50 and 60 donors. The competition, sponsored by the American Red Cross, is meant to encourage greater student participation in the blood drives, said Lynn Fox, the senior account manager at the Red

Cross for SU. UConn’s account manager approached Fox with the idea to attempt to get as many donors as possible within a short time span, she said. SU students are generally supportive of blood drives on campus, she said, and the competition is meant to increase it. Since UConn is a larger school, the competition is based on the percentage of the student body that donates, Fox said.

“It was a need for more donors at the college level,” Fox said. “The hospitals were calling for a lot of blood. Syracuse University students do a great job, but our hospitals truly rely on Syracuse University being in touch and those students showing up, and I can always use more donors.” Fox said she would like at least 60 donors, or 60 pints of blood, for Thursday’s drive, but as of Wednessee blood drive page 8

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Obama administration taking influential step in controlling, ridding world of nuclear weapons


he Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine gave the United States selfproclaimed rights to intervene in European affairs as an international police state if it saw a need to. For the last few decades this intervention has been justified on the grounds of humanitarian aid, war assistance, policy and arms control, and economic sustainability. The current Obama administration, however, seems to be using the historical “speak softly and carry a big stick” phrase in a new sense. Instead of nations seeing a general increase in U.S. policing to foreign nations, they are seeing a self-policing that hasn’t happened for quite some time. This style of diplomacy and selfchecking has occurred on some level for many years, but it is now seen as a must in the evergrowing and globalizing world community. The recent nuclear summit is a testament to the necessity of a nation to reflect upon its own policies before requiring a change from others.


the art of looking for trouble Days before the nuclear summit, the Obama administration issued the Nuclear Posture Review. The review, published on April 6, was a change in policy, which in essence reduces the role of nuclear weaponry. U.S. strategy, post-review, calls for a use of nuclear weaponry in “extreme circumstances” only. The review eliminates the construction of new U.S. nuclear warheads, an element that helped in the recent arms treaty with Russia. At the Nuclear Summit, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev believed the cooperation between himself and Obama made the nuclear

Spirit of academic freedom, values of SU are not compromised by Dimon’s planned visit Dissent and reasoned debate are essential in an academic community. Questions should be raised concerning mortgage-backed securities, high executive salaries and bailout money in a civil discussion with folks such as Jamie Dimon. But attempting to prevent his arrival or disrupt commencement proceedings would not educate us in understanding what went wrong in the financial crisis, what would be effective compensation models that reward performance without exacerbating the rich-poor divide, and how a government can prevent financial meltdowns without bailing out large companies that take excessive risk. The spirit of academic freedom and the values of our university are not compromised by the planned visit of Jamie Dimon or the JPMorgan Chase & Co.-Syracuse University collaboration. I see no constraint on the teaching or research carried by any philosopher, social scientist or humanities researcher on campus. SU’s Board of Trustees includes several corporate executives, but I believe that SU’s educational activities are not molded to benefit their employers. The next two paragraphs summarize the main aspects of the JPMorgan-SU collaboration, from my perspective as the chairperson of a department in which students and faculty benefit from the collaboration. The fi rst facet of the JPMorgan-SU collaboration addresses the needs of students who expect to be employed after graduation, in technology-intensive companies such as JPMorgan, General Electric Co., IBM and CISCO. Familiarity with the needs of potential employers makes our students more qualified and employable when compared with graduates of other institutions. We need to expand, not diminish, the number of such qualified students. Some of the new

LET TER TO THE EDITOR curricular initiatives also provide such avenues for students whose majors are not closely related to computer and information science. The second facet of the collaboration is applied research, addressing problems that affect everyone. Advances in technology come with tremendous security risks, and SU’s faculty members have developed a world-class reputation in analyzing and addressing such risks. Some examples of the research questions are: - How can we better figure out if your credit card number gets stolen? - Can we improve the detection of someone hacking into your account to steal financial information? - Can we improve the detection of moneylaundering operators carrying out illegal financial transactions? - Can we provide convenient access to bank accounts without compromising security? Working on these problems enhances the capabilities of our faculty members and students, and makes the world a financially safer place for us all. At commencement time, let us celebrate the achievements of our graduates and respect the contributions and sacrifices made by their families, many of whom travel long distances to enjoy their children’s accomplishments.

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summit a complete success, even though others may disagree. The presidents signed a new “START” arms control agreement that “will verifiably limit strategic nuclear warheads by roughly 30 percent below current levels and will set lower limits on strategic nuclear delivery vehicles.” The self-policing and cooperation on nuclear policy illustrates the growing need for major nations to work together in these changing times. Obama perceived this at the summit and saw an excellent moment to make his case for harsher sanctions on Iran. This probably wasn’t the best place to bring it up, but any publicity is good publicity when it comes to trying to get nations to buy into harsher sanctions on a country. Aside from what seems to be all talk, the Obama administration is making an influential step in controlling and possibly ridding the world of nuclear weapons. He is realizing that

the United States must regulate its own policies on nuclear armaments before it can expect other nations to do the same. If Obama wants to maintain his Nobel Peace Prize aura, he must continue his cooperative path and understand the United States is not exempt of policing from other nations. He must also discontinue orating and begin acting against Iran. While he is trying to take a multilateral step in getting the country to discontinue its nuclear program, he is coming off as weak to many conservatives and, surprisingly, to some liberals. Countries across the world are looking for a change, and they expect Obama to deliver with a strong hand and an open ear. We are no longer speaking softly while carrying a big a stick, but listening carefully and acting appropriately. John Sumpter is a junior international relations and Middle Eastern studies major. His column appears weekly and he can be reached at

View Dimon’s presentation as opportunity to gain valuable insight I am keenly aware of one of the key roles of a university — namely, to inform and engage public opinion and debate. The selection of Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., as the 2010 commencement speaker brings to the forefront this important role, as Mr. Dimon is a key player in one of the most heated topics in public debate, not only in the United States but around the world — namely the structure of the fi nancial industry. As head of a major financial services company, I believe that Mr. Dimon has a unique and experienced view to share of the complicated structures that support the global economy, particularly in light of the current economic climate and the dramatic changes that have occurred in the financial industry over the past year or two. Having access to the thoughts of such a prominent leader at

LET TER TO THE EDITOR this volatile time in the business and financial industries can only be seen, in my opinion, as a unique learning opportunity for us all. We will hear directly from someone who has led a distinguished career in the financial services industry, and who will be a key player in helping to resurrect the economy in our country and abroad. For these reasons, I suggest that those of you who take issue with the selection of Mr. Dimon consider his presentation as an opportunity to gain more insight so that you may become a more informed participant in the public discourse.

Elizabeth D. Liddy


Dimon protesters should consider different circumstances On behalf of all of my fellow classmates in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management with half a brain, what is wrong with you? Do you even know what you are arguing for? You claim to be representing those students and parents who can’t afford to repay student loans and are struggling to look for jobs. Are you aware that without somebody like Jamie Dimon, who minimized JPMorgan’s exposure to the CDS markets and mortgage-backed securities, tens of thousands of more people would be out of work, most likely including parents or people you know? Do you even know what a credit default swap or mortgage-backed security is? Are you aware that JPMorgan took no government money? None. Are you aware that JP Morgan launched a $30 million initiative on our campus to help your fellow classmates get jobs that will

LET TER TO THE EDITOR most likely be gone if you keep up your blabbering, unfounded stupidity. You and your minions who need your two seconds of fame are an embarrassment to our school and alumni. Some of my closest friends’ college funds were saved because Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan saved Bear Stearns from going belly up. Try and at least sound like you know what you are talking about before going on TV and looking like you just landed from outer space.

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Students will enjoy themselves April 30 regardless of event name, location


uclid Avenue or Walnut Park. MayFest or SU Showcase. The debate is as pointless as Keystone or Natty Ice. Since October, Syracuse University students have thrown themselves into protests, emotional debates and bold policy changes. And while the SU community roars with student’s and faculty’s deeply held convictions for the outcome of April 30, I’m in disbelief that this is still an issue. When it comes to MayFest or SU Showcase or Block Party, those who want to be studious will be and those who want to party will party. It seems the debate centers around two things: what to call this year’s festival, and where it will be. Of the former issue, I beg you all to think back to your intro English and textual studies class and remember the words of William Shakespeare: “Would that which we call a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Does that which we title our party by any other name possess such a plethora of red cups? Type whatever you want into your Facebook status or your Twitter feed because it makes absolutely no difference what we label next Friday. The latter half of this debate, location, makes me lose respect for my fellow classmates. Hasn’t your time at SU taught you anything? You are a champion. You have walked miles through a sub-zero tundra, weaving past black ice and cracked sidewalks, all for a festive Saturday night. You have hiked to a pre-game, walked to a pre-bar, switched to a party, bar hopped through Marshall Street, stumbled to after-hours and trudged home — all in one night. April 30 is not a question of where you will drink, but how well you have mastered the skills of your weekend courses. There’s free beer, food and entertainment on Walnut and rowdy “traditionalists” on Euclid. Man up. Attend both.

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courtney on campus The time and energy spent on this event is not only wasteful for these reasons, but also because it takes away from the respectable aspects of college. The university offers all of us opportunities to learn and become involved in classes, clubs and community events. One afternoon of day drinking, regardless of how amazing it is, will not be a summation of our time spent at SU. Instead of protesting or boycotting or reorganizing a frivolous Friday, which most of us would probably spend drinking anyways, we should all devote a little more time to our academics and activities before the festivities start. Because if you want to drink next Friday, the most meaningful part of your beer pong tournament or epic keg stand won’t be the street you did it on or the name you referred to the party by. If your idea of April 30 is an unforgettable booze-fest, you probably won’t remember where you did it. Celebrate ShmayFest wherever and however you want. Years from now, it won’t matter if you spent your Friday afternoon on a porch or in a park. The people you were with, the lasting friendships you celebrated, the feeling of communal happiness that comes when Syracuse has a sunny day — these are things worth caring about. Trivial details like name and location will be as forgettable as the brand of golden liquid in your cup. Courtney Egelston is a junior magazine journalism and political science major. Her column appears weekly and she can be reached at

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SU Showcase introduces first class of “Showcase Fellows” SU Showcase has undergone quite a transformation this year: focusing on a single issue, (sustainability), locating itself on the Quad, and developing a Showcase Fellows program to highlight the outstanding work done by undergraduate and graduate students. Selecting the first class of SU Showcase Fellows who could present their work on sustainability has been a long and engaged process. For the past five months, SU Showcase organizers have contacted more than 150 faculty seeking nominations for the inaugural class of “SU

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place and manner. He can express how he feels and speak to the public however he wants, but it still doesn’t remedy the situation at all.” The protest on the Quad was moved from Wednesday to Friday at 2 p.m. because of conflicts with a Take Back the Night rally, and it will be in the form of a dance party. If the group can’t get the marching band or another group to play music, Owen said, the students will make their own with bins and other objects used as drums. “All we are really looking for in terms of a band is a beat. It really helps to move the crowd and to motivate,” Owen said. An online petition against Dimon garnered 925 signatures as of Wednesday night. Since the petition is online, however, there is no way to guarantee that all who signed are members of SU or ESF senior classes. A Facebook group titled “Take Back Commencement” had 871 members as of Wednesday. Some students are also carrying around paper petitions for their classmates to sign, which will be available at the protest Friday. Chancellor Nancy Cantor sent an e-mail to students Friday to say the university stands behind its choice and to remind students of Dimon’s credentials as a businessman and leader. The university does not have any plans to remove Dimon as the speaker, said Kevin


Students are holding a dance party protest on the Quad at 2 p.m. on Friday.

“It’s not like we are trying to silence him and limit his freedom of speech. It’s all about time, place and manner. He can express how he feels and speak to the public however he wants, but it still doesn’t remedy the situation at all.” Ashley Owen


Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, in an e-mail. Cantor and Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Thomas Wolfe have reserved Hendricks Chapel for the afternoon following commencement if the protesting students would like to hold a panel to discuss the issues surrounding Dimon as speaker, Quinn said. But Fiedler said that decision is not up to her, and she still has to speak with the rest of the students. The goal of not having Dimon speak at all still stands, she said. The turnout at the Friday protest, which the group plans to hold rain or shine, could affect on Dimon’s decision, she said. “It really doesn’t change anything, and it shouldn’t,” she said about Dimon’s comments Wednesday. “It’s about time that he made a statement about it.”

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Construction on the fountain will begin in the fall, and the majority of the renovations will take place during the spring and summer of 2011, Kearney said. Though the plans for the project are now taking shape, preliminary designs are not yet complete. The involved groups hope to have them finished in time for the city Common Council meeting May 24, Kearney said. Forman Park was chosen because it is in the center of the corridor, it houses sculptures created by students from the School of Visual and Performing Arts, it is close to Syracuse Stage, and is in an area surrounded by local restaurants and other businesses, Higgins said. VPA will also be involved in the redesign because Forman Park has historically housed sculptures made by SU students, Kearney said. The city had decided to spend $500,000 on the East Genesee corridor area about a year ago and later joined with SU and the Connec-

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tive Corridor project, which was focused to work on the same area, Kearney said. “Without the Connective Corridor project we would not be able to redesign,” Kearney said. “This is a very good example of how the Connective Corridor works with the city.” The park already has a police monument that was constructed shortly after Sept. 11 to honor those who died that day, and it will now be expanded to honor the police officers of Onondaga County, said Peter Ruszcvak of the Syracuse police union. The Syracuse Police Department is selling bricks for $75 that will be used in the monument to Onondaga County police and their families as a fundraising effort. Improvements to the monument will include a new walkway and benches, Ruszczak said. The university is engaged with this project in other ways. The Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development is coordinating with SU’s Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and other campus groups to participate in the citywide clean-up planned for Earth Day this Saturday, said Michael Short, deputy director of the Near Westside Initiative. Student volunteers will meet at the park on Saturday at noon to pick up garbage, and a similar event is being planned for the following Saturday at the Near Westside, Short said. “It’s important for students to get involved in the community,” Short said. “The more they do, the more opportunities will open up for them.”

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viewing more people and does not want to hamper the investigation. Bulinski said he could not provide any additional information on the assault, including where and what time it happened. Police have not yet determined whether Carter and Gillum are suspects or witnesses, Bulinski said. “What usually happens in an investigation is people that we believe have knowledge of the incident are brought in, and then we determine whether or not they are suspects or witnesses,” he said. Carter, a senior, is slated as the Orange’s starter at running back and was the team’s leading rusher last season, amassing 1,021 yards on 236 carries for 11 touchdowns. Gillum, a senior linebacker, is also listed as a starter in the team’s spring depth chart at the weakside slot.

With about a third of the Quad filled with students, Omékongo, a motivational speaker, read a poem about giving a voice to the women in the Congo who daily experience sexual violence such as rape and are forgotten. He talked about the violence and hatred women in all cultures still experience, including the United States. “Violence against women and hatred against women comes in many forms,” he said. Some examples he gave were rap videos that show poor treatment of women, the criticism Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin received in the 2008 election, and the misogynistic jokes people make. He encouraged people to recognize that this behavior is wrong and to not only take back the night, but the day as well.

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day there were only 12 people signed up. Walkins are possible and encouraged. The drive in Schine should be the largest event of the competition, as it has the largest physical capacity for donors compared with the other venues. A representative from UConn will be present at Thursday’s drive as well, to check on how SU is doing in the competition, said Jamie Jordan, the president of SU’s Red Cross Club. Jordan said it is important for students to








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After the speeches, at around 8:10 p.m., the crowd, made up of greek organizations, student organizations, athletes, individuals, community members, faculty and staff, began the march from Hendricks down to Marshall Street and back up to the Quad. Claudia Ferguson, a senior biochemistry major, has come every year since she was a freshman. But she said she attended the speakout portion of the night for the first time this year to better understand the abuse some women face. Ferguson said, for her, the night is about recognizing abuse against women and taking charge. Although she does not come with a group, she keeps coming back because she enjoys it, she said. “I have fun, and it’s nice to see so many people of different backgrounds come out for the same cause,” she said. Mike Passalacqua, a sophomore mechanical

engineering major who was there with A Men’s Issue, a student group that explores masculinity and sexual violence, for the second time, said he thought it was important to have men at the rally. Many universities, excluding SU, do not allow men to attend their Take Back the Night events. “A lot of blame is usually put on women,” he said. “It’s good to have so many guys that show they are here for them. I’m glad to be a part of it.” Steinwert, the keynote speaker, compared the hundreds of students at SU’s rally with the “handful of women” at the rally at her school when she was in college. She was almost moved to tears at the amount of support there. “Look around,” she yelled. “Stranger. Friend. Tonight, we stand united to shatter the silence to stop the violence.”

donate blood because only 2 percent of the eligible U.S. population donates. “It’s quite sad that there are people out there that could donate but don’t, especially nowadays because the need of blood is everywhere with all the natural disasters,” Jordan said. The first drive was held at the College of Law on April 6 and attracted more than 25 donors, which was the goal, Fox said. The second was held at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Marshall Hall on April 7 and achieved the goal of 50 donors. Deana Cater, the youth services coordinator for the Red Cross, said she believes SU student participation in the competition has been weaker than she hoped because students may be wary of donating.

“A lot of people don’t really know what goes into it or are afraid,” she said. SU and UConn are not the only colleges engaged in a blood drive battle. Other colleges that are participating include Cornell University against Dartmouth College and Ithaca College against SUNY Cortland. The competition is expected to become not just an annual event, but hopefully a yearlong contest, Fox said. The winner of each year will have its name engraved on a plaque. Fox said she did not yet have information on how each school is faring in the competition, but she hopes to see SU win. “I have a plaque in the back of my car,” Fox said, “and I don’t want to cross state lines.”

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silence: LGBT students and straight allies refuse to talk to represent the silence some people find themselves in regarding their sexuality. This is the seventh year SU will participate in the Day of Silence, said Lauren Hannahs, coordinator of the SU event. Students will wear tags displaying the reason why they won’t talk. At 4:45 p.m., those involved will gather on the Quad to break the silence, both symbolically and literally, with a cymbal crash and bullhorns. After breaking the silence, speakers from around the Syracuse community will talk about the meaning of the day and why it is important to LGBT people and their allies. Hannahs, a graduate student in the School of Education, went to a small high school outside of Syracuse and said no one at her school talked about their sexuality. She said the quiet was unsettling.

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“I think, looking at my high school experience, it was all wrapped up in the notion of silence,” Hannahs said. “No one talked about LGBT things. No one was gay bashing, but they didn’t talk about it. The existence of the silence kind of shed a light on something that is not talked about or something people don’t allow being talked about.” Though the event will take place on the Quad, Hannahs said, most of the participants in the past were local high school students. The campus serves more as a location for people to gather than a source of student support, she said. High schools that have participated at SU before include Nottingham High School, Baker High School and Liverpool High School. SU collaborates with the Q Youth Center in downtown Syracuse, which provides an outlet for young LGBT members in the city, she said. Many of the high school students who come to SU for the Day of Silence are involved in the youth center. Rand, the communication and rhetorical studies professor, said it is good for high school and college students to speak out for what they believe in. “There’s no age that’s too young to start,” she said. “I think there are ways of doing ageappropriate awareness all along. Of course, high school and college are important because kids are breaking out, exploring things in their own lives.” Nick Deyo, a sophomore at SU, said he was a prime example of youth activism. His high school experience showed how silent students felt in relation to their sexuality, he said. As a junior in high school, he moved to London and started attending the American School in London. He came out before he


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registered in the new school. He said he was surprised when students were uncomfortable about his sexuality because several faculty members were openly gay. “Nothing was said to my face, but people were uncomfortable about it,” he said. “It changed the way that people operated in that school before. The school newspaper even wanted to do an article on me. I was kind of against it, but ultimately, I thought it would be good to encourage other kids to come out.” After the article was released, several students did come out, Deyo said. He felt he had inspired students and showed them it is acceptable to be comfortable in their own skin, he said. SU is unique from other universities because of the LGBT Resource Center, he said. He said he is comforted by the fact that students do not have to look far to find support. Deyo and other students said they feel the Day of Silence does not fit well with a college student’s schedule. Carlos Palencia, a senior acting major and an openly gay student, said he supported his friends during the last two Days of Silence but could not participate

because he needed to speak for performance classes. Palencia said students participating in the Day of Silence fight against anti-gay statements, but also show the real problems are ignorance and misunderstanding. “You choose to let a word mean something to you when you’re insulted like that,” he said in a phone interview. “If someone called you a ‘retard,’ a ‘slut,’ a ‘dumbass,’ it’s kind of the same thing to me. It’s one of those things where you say, ‘I choose to not identify with that word.’” SU community members said they feel the Day of Silence shows quiet is a hindrance and an asset. “Queer people get silenced by institutions,” Rand said. “They’re made invisible. They’re victims of violence. They’re sometimes literally silenced through murder. Silence is clearly something that we need to work against.” “When we can consciously redeploy silence, I think it’s a way to reclaim something very powerful. It’s like taking away someone else’s weapon and using it yourself,” Rand said.




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tudents from the Student Environmental Action Coalition at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry can help clean up the community through two programs beginning in April. SEAC teaches fifth-graders at a Syracuse school about protecting the environment and works with nearby businesses to revitalize an alley off of Marshall Street.

Elementary education Members of SEAC partnered with the Frazer School in Syracuse to send 15 ESF students to teach fifth-graders about composting, recycling and the environment last Friday and this coming Friday. “SEAC approached me a few months back because they really wanted to work with kids, especially kids that don’t have easy access to environmental education,” said Elizabeth Mix, the volunteer and service learning coordinator at ESF. The group of fifth-graders comes from diverse backgrounds with many different languages, and they don’t have a recess outside during the school day, Mix said. After teaching the fifth-graders about recycling, composting and discarding trash, the ESF students brought the children outside to pick up litter on their school grounds and separate the trash into three groups — recyclables, compostables and trash, Mix said. Volunteers from SEAC are returning to the fifth-grade classrooms Friday to help students plant flower seeds in planters that will eventually be placed around the school. The students will also be given seed books to record their observations as the seeds grow, Mix said. While most students were excited about cleaning up the school grounds, some were not thrilled about getting dirty and touching trash, said Hannah Gibbons, a senior environmental studies major and president of SEAC. Gibbons said she hopes the students will take

courtesy of elizabeth mix Students from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry help fifth-grade students from the Frazer School, an elementary school in Syracuse, clean up their school yard last Friday. The ESF students will help again this Friday. what they learned about recycling and the environment and apply it to their homes and school. Although the focus of the partnership was environmental education, she said many of the fifthgraders had other questions for the ESF students. “It was interesting when we were talking to them in the classroom,” Gibbons said. “They were really curious about us being in college, and a lot of the questions they thought to ask were about college, not recycling,” Gibbons said she believes fifth-graders are the perfect age for environmental education because they are the youngest age group that is also old enough to understand the consequences of their actions on the environment. SEAC plans to continue its partnership with the Frazer School next year and bring more environmental programs to schoolchildren, Gibbons said. “Even if a couple of them leave really inspired, that’s all I ask for,” Gibbons said.

Art in the alley SEAC will clean up the alley between Varsity Pizza and Crouse Hospital on Sunday and install

colored stones and cigarette-butt receptacles to encourage keeping a clean environment. Andrew DiMezza, a senior biotechnology major and the community liaison for SEAC, said he and SEAC chose the alley behind Varsity Pizza, between Irving and South Crouse avenues, which is used mainly by hospital workers from Crouse Hospital. The business is owned by Jerry Dellas, who also owns Varsity Pizza and Faegan’s Café and Pub. This will be the second time SEAC cleans the alley. SEAC held a cleanup event last semester and picked up trash, mostly cigarette butts in the alley. This time it will install two cigarette butt receptacles this Sunday to encourage people to stop littering in the alley. Dellas agreed to have a Varsity employee empty the receptacle once a week, DiMezza said. The cigarette butts collected during cleanup events may be used to create a piece of art to reinforce the anti-littering message, which will be displayed in the alley. The group will also paint rocks and put them in the alley to brighten up the area, DiMezza said. If there continues to be excess cigarette butt litter after the receptacles are installed,

SEAC plans to step up its efforts by painting more rocks and displaying more artistic signs, DiMezza said. Kelly Klingler, a senior conservation biology major who cleaned the alley as part of a class project, first brought the problems in the alley to SEAC’s attention. Klingler and a group of friends picked up the cigarette butts from half of the alley and left the other half as it was to show people the effect littering has on the area. The group’s work was met with mixed reactions, from a ‘Thank you’ sign in the window of an adjacent building and free pizza from Varsity to people throwing cigarette butts right where the group was cleaning, Klingler said. Along with picking up trash, Klingler installed decorative rocks with flowers painted on them along the alley. “I’m hoping that giving people an option will give them the opportunity to do something different,” Klingler said. “If given another option, I hope they’d choose not to litter the areas they’re constantly in.”

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ing U.S. presence in South America, and because Eggers made the decision without student input or approval of the school Senate. Fifty-five faculty members sent him a four-page letter in response. Students United for Peace and the Ad Hoc Committee for a Fair Commencement met to organize protests and attract a media spotlight. “That was big,” said Tom Walsh, executive vice president for advancement and external affairs. “But that’s the last time I remember (commencement controversy) kind of getting big.” While commencements in the Carrier Dome haven’t seen as much controversy since the Haig incident, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, SU’s 2010 commencement

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“No speaker selection for graduation should ever make people cry. That should be a basic rule. You shouldn’t make people feel like, ‘You know what, my family isn’t going to be able to come to commencement.’” Colin Seale

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speaker, is hardly the first SU commencement speaker choice to receive backlash since. “(With) almost every commencement speaker, I’ve heard some constituency that doesn’t like them,” Walsh said. And the student disapproval over the choice of a commencement speaker is not unique to SU either. Negative response to commencement speakers is fairly common, said Kristal Hartman Gault, who wrote a thesis paper called “The Development of a Genre: Commencement Addresses Delivered by Popular Cultural Icons” at Texas State University, San Marcos, in 2008. “Each time that it happened, it seemed like the speaker wasn’t in line with the graduates’ priorities, I guess,” Gault said. “Often times you pick a controversial figure because those are the figures of interest.” While criticism for commencement speakers has become national news in recent years — such as Notre Dame University’s negative


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reaction last year to President Barack Obama due to his pro-choice stance — Gault said based on her research, she does not believe student opposition is becoming a trend. However, universities now take more of an interest in speakers students want. As a result, more popular culture icons are asked to speak, whereas commencement speakers have historically been politicians and other civic leaders, Gault said. The Daily Orange has published at least one letter to the editor or column criticizing every commencement speaker choice of the past 10 years, with the exception of Ted Koppel, Eileen Collins, Billy Joel and Joe Biden. Most commented the speaker did not represent the entire senior class, something Walsh said is hard to do. Seldom have there been letters or columns commending the university’s choice. Walsh doesn’t recall any complaints about Joe Biden being last year’s commencement speaker, but he said Bill Clinton was a controversial choice in 2003 after the Monica Lewinsky scandal. “And Jane Goodall, what could we learn from, you know, the person who spent all her time in Africa with gorillas?” Walsh said, recalling complaints he heard in 2005. “As people approach commencement, I think the debate goes on, as it is this year,” Walsh said. “But then what seems to have happened every year is that a sort of consensus develops that, ‘This is commencement. This is the only day I’ll ever graduate from college. I’d like it to be nice. My family’s coming.’” But in 2002, when former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was chosen as SU’s commencement speaker, that consensus wasn’t reached. Though months after Sept. 11 and after Time magazine named him its Man of the Year, some students were offended by the choice because of his administration’s track record of racial profiling blacks and Latinos.



Controversial Speakers 1981 – Alexander Haig Jr., Reagan’s secretary of state, Nixon’s chief of staff and former commander of NATO, due to U.S. involvement in South America 2002 – Rudolph Guiliani, then-mayor of New York City, due to his administration’s track record of racial profiling against blacks and Latinos

A petition against Giuliani with 500-plus signatures surfaced, and then-Student Association President Colin Seale called an SA meeting that resulted in the Assembly “denouncing” the administration’s commencement speaker choice, Seale said. It was on the same night SA distributed funding to organizations, SA’s busiest meeting of the year, he said. “No speaker selection for graduation should ever make people cry,” Seale said, referring to the emotions that ran high during the forums held leading up to graduation day. “That should be a basic rule. You shouldn’t make people feel like, ‘You know what, my family isn’t going to be able to come to commencement.’” The African American studies department boycotted commencement, Seale said. Some students stood up during Giuliani’s speech, their backs turned and their right fists raised in the air. The red armbands they wore symbolized “the great amount of bloodshed that came from African-Americans while Giuliani was in office,” a protester told The Daily Orange that day. A few held up their wallets, to represent Amadou Diallo, a West African immigrant who was shot at 41 times by New York City policemen after he reached for his ID in 1999 during the search for a rape suspect. Seale remembers the details of that year — the SA meeting, the forums held to discuss Giuliani and what some called his “regime.” Of the protests against Dimon, Seale said, “I definitely support students that are speaking out right now against a speaker that they feel the same way about.”

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Just hearing Tyrone Wheatley’s name sent Nathaniel Hackett into a frenzy. Despite growing up in NFL locker rooms as a coach’s son and being in the midst of famous personalities on a daily basis, Hackett was admittedly starstruck when Wheatley was introduced as a temporary member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ coaching staff in 2006. “When that happened, I’m like, ‘Excuse me?’” said Hackett, Syracuse’s current quarterbacks coach, who was then serving as the Bucs’ quality control coordinator. “I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’ve gotta get this guy’s wheatley autograph! Guys, that’s Tyrone Wheatley!’” Hackett was a coach’s son, growing up around the likes of Joe Montana and Marcus Allen. Wheatley was an All-Big Ten run-

Rob Moore remembers the play. It was the pinnacle of his playing career. The pinnacle, as far as he’s concerned, of the recent history of Syracuse football. He knew it was coming. The coaching staff, led by head coach Dick MacPherson, had decided what would happen in the days leading up to SU’s game against Penn State in 1987. Then it came. On the Orangemen’s first offensive play from scrimmage, Moore lined up far right. He went deep. And quarterback Don McPherson hit him in stride, leading to an 80-yard touchdown pass that was moore the start of a 48-21 rout over the Nittany Lions, part of an undefeated 11-0-1 season that culminated in a Sugar Bowl tie against

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ning back at Michigan and a 10-year NFL veteran. After a solid pro career, Wheatley was brought to Tampa, Fla., as part of an NFL minority internship. Hackett was trying to break into the world of coaching, working his way up from the bottom. That summer, Wheatley came in and immediately started working with the running backs. As the head of quality control, Hackett was Wheatley’s go-to guy if he ever needed anything. And over a short period of time, an eventual bond was formed between the guys Hackett refers to as “the low men on the totem pole.” Through their constant interaction on the field and in team meetings, the pair developed a close friendship. One that would eventually pave the way for each of them to coach in the same offense at SU. “Once we got talking football, we really hit it off,” Wheatley said. “I would give him perspective of a certain play as a player, and he would give it back to me as a coach. And that’s primarily how we learned from each other.” Wheatley was there for that summer. The two swapped numbers and kept in touch, as Hackett went to Buffalo to work with the Bills and Wheatley moved onto Pittsburgh to work with the Steelers. The two briefly spoke on the sidelines in 2008, but that was it as far as face-to-face interaction. From the experience in Tampa, Hackett knew he wanted to work with Wheatley again someday and would often say to himself, “If I ever have a chance to recommend anybody, he’s the first guy to come up.” When SU’s running backs coach, Roger Harriott, abruptly left the coaching staff on Feb. 8, the opportunity for Hackett to do that arose. Despite only being on staff for a few months, Hackett jumped when Marrone asked his staff if anybody knew who could fill the position. Hackett made the call to Wheatley telling him of the opening at Syracuse, and the former Michigan star thought it was a joke. When he found out it wasn’t, the response, as Hackett remembers, was a combination of silence and fumbling of words. He was speechless. Wheatley was added to the coaching staff the following evening. “When you go to a place that is foreign and you don’t really know anybody, it’s always good to have somebody in the system who you know and trust,” Wheatley said. “And I trust (Hackett’s) judgment. Bob Casullo is here as well, and he coached me with the Oakland Raiders, but (Hackett) really sealed the deal.” After various stints since Tampa, both Wheatley and Hackett have been reunited as first-year offensive assistants at SU. Each has found his niche in the coaching ranks, with Wheatley serving as running backs coach and Hackett coaching the quarterbacks. And the two are contributing to what already appears to be a much more explosive offense at Syracuse versus a year ago. “From what I’ve seen this spring, our offense is looking a lot better than last year,” rising senior tight end Nick Provo said. “A lot better.” Forged over the years, it’s that relationship, that chemistry between the two that has ultimately brought them together at SU. And they’re each hoping that this opportunity to work together in the same offensive scheme is as sweet as they had once imagined it would be. Looking back at where it all started, Wheatley can’t help but smile. The two “low men on the totem pole” are back on the same staff, trying finish what they started together. “It’s fun,” Wheatley said. “The friendship that we share, that’s the real plus of the situation we have here. And that’s what is making this whole thing worthwhile.”

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Auburn. “I think it was our entrance into mainstream sports media,” Moore said. “People said, ‘Oh, this team might be worth watching on television.’ When you can beat a team like Penn State on national TV in the fashion that we beat them, I think that gives your program a lot of momentum.” This is where Moore, a Syracuse alumnus who was hired in January as the new wide receivers coach in Doug Marrone’s staff, wants to take his alma mater this time around. His job, he said — a “dream” one from which he keeps thinking someone will pinch and awaken him — is to build up that foundation once again. To form the nucleus that he thinks will lead his alma mater back to those glory days. “When you look at 1987,” Moore said, “there really was a series of years before that helped build that momentum and get that team to a point where it could really compete against teams like Penn State.” And that’s where Moore wants to take the receivers he now coaches. Back to the days of explosiveness. Back to the days of pride. Back to the pinnacle days of Syracuse football. Marrone has emphasized Syracuse roots in his regime as head coach thus far. Including himself and Moore, seven members of the coaching staff are now SU alumni. And Moore’s roots were something his new receivers bought into immediately. As soon as he found out about Moore’s hire, rising junior Marcus Sales saw that Moore was a Syracuse graduate. Sales said it gave Moore “instant cred-

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ibility” in his eyes. “I knew he was a really good player at SU,” Sales said. “I knew he played a lot of years in the (NFL). I just knew we were going to have a lot to learn from him.” Moore integrates each aspect of his coaching style with something he learned during his playing days at SU. In practice, Moore harps on his receivers’ every move. After practice, he gathers his receivers into a group huddle as other positions walk off the field, telling them what they did right and wrong on the day. And during the week, he gathers his unit together for receiver-only film sessions. Sales said he shows them some of his old highlight clips, clips from which they learn new techniques or routes — like that 80-yard touchdown catch. All coaching techniques he developed from his days as a receiver at SU and with the NFL’s New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. It’s something that’s made rising sophomore receiver Alec Lemon believe again. He feels the receiving core is more of a unit now than it ever was last year. “We’ve come together,” Lemon said. “We feel comfortable with each other. And it’ll just progress more as we keep working together.” And of course, there’s that play that makes Lemon believe. Sales has seen the play, too. They’ve all seen the play during those midweek regular film sessions. If the group can do anything like that again, Sales will know that Moore has accomplished his goal. In time, Sales hopes Moore’s showing those deep-route highlight clips of him. “Man, I’ve seen that play against Penn State,” Sales said. “If I can do that or one of us can do that, I’ll know we’re good.”


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Despite mom’s Olympic skills, Saco picks diamond over pool By Zuri Irvin Staff Writer

Swimming. That’s probably what sophomore Kelly Saco would be doing if she were not playing first base for the Syracuse softball team.   “Hands down,” Saco said. “I learned how to swim before I learned how to walk.”   Kelly’s mother, Dacyl, swam for Syracuse and later went on to compete in approximately a half-dozen events as a 17-year-old in the 1976 Olympics for Venezuela.   “You have to have the heart and the desire to be a swimmer. Otherwise, it’s not for you,” Dacyl said. “You have to love the sport.” But growing up in the softball talent-rich suburbs of Miami, the younger Saco grew to love softball. The basepaths appealed more to her than the starting blocks. And now as a first baseman at SU, Saco is a part of a talented sophomore class that is leading the Orange in the 2010 season. Thus far this season, Saco has started at first base in all 35 games for the Orange (19-16, 5-3 Big East). Saco and her Syracuse squad will travel to Ithaca, N.Y., Thursday afternoon to play Cornell in a doubleheader. The sophomore is coming off a season in 2009 where she hit .263 (26-for-99) and ranked fourth

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on the team with five home runs as primarily the team’s designated hitter. This season, Saco has been one-half of the right side of SU’s infield, which also returns fellow sophomore Stephanie Watts to second base.   But Saco can still trace her competitive nature to her grassroots in the pool. She started competitive swimming before the age of 10 and spent most middle school mornings and afternoons training.   With high school on the horizon, Saco started to delve into both swimming and softball heavily. She began to tackle the modern-day challenge that is the two-sport athlete.   Kelly’s mother can attest to the long hours. “A lot of her friends quit,” Dacyl said. “Everybody wants to go to parties, to have fun, and to not worry about practice or where they will be that weekend.” In high school, as both a pitcher and first baseman, the younger Saco helped lead her Miami Palmetto team to a 2008 state championship. The endurance she garnered from hours in the pool translated to the mound. She was able to pitch additional innings. When the opposing pitcher was tired, Saco had something extra. “If you are truly a swimmer, you can play any other sport,” Saco said. “It is very competitive and it can help you from head to toe.” A lot of athletes turn to swimming to increase recovery time and to build strength. The minimum break for a swimmer might be just a single week out of the year. With a younger brother currently on a swimming scholarship at LSU, the Saco family is well adept to the physical advantages of the sport. Kelly’s goal as a child was to follow her mother’s path and make it to the Olympics. But when the IOC dropped softball from the 2012 Games, her plans shifted slightly. She then moved her focus to playing for a competitive softball team in college, and hasn’t looked back since. Saco will continue to fill the niche head coach Leigh Ross has slotted for her. No matter if it was in the pool or on first base, where she learned what it is to be an athlete.   “She knew it, she understood it,” Dacyl admits, “and she said, ‘OK, this is what I want. I want to play in college, and I want to be good at it.’”

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Christina Dove was fully aware that the streak existed, but she had other things on her mind. Winning games, for one. The senior midfielder did not want to dwell on the terrain that comes with the consecutive games with a goal streak. Lacrosse isn’t an individual sport, it’s a team sport. Over the course of the streak, Dove emerged as a primary scoring threat on the Syracuse roster. Her knack for being a prolific scorer has attracted the attention of opposing coaches and has also enabled many other SU players to step up. And her true worth was confirmed in a loss. Dove’s streak was snapped Sunday against No. 11 Notre Dame. Dove had scored a goal in each of the past 50 games dating all the way back to the 2008 season opener. As SU tied its lowest scoring output of the season with merely five goals, Dove’s inf luence on the attack was validated. “I don’t like to think about that kind of

aaron katchen | staff photographer christina dove (12) had scored a goal in 50 consecutive games before Syracuse’s 6-5 loss to No. 11 Notre Dame last Sunday. On the 2010 season, Dove leads the Orange with 40 goals, and is the active Division I leader in goals scored (221) and points (292). stuff,” Dove said of the streak on Feb. 21. “I mean, I just come out hard every game strong and play my game. I don’t think of stats like that, but it’s important to come

out strong every game and try to help the team any way I can.” Dove may not seek the attention, but her play warrants it. The nominee for the Tewaaraton Trophy in recognition of the best women’s lacrosse player in the nation, Dove has let her play do the talking. The streak may have ended, but Dove continues to break numerous records, as she is the active leader in scoring and goals in the NCAA. Dove isn’t even the top point-scorer on the team this season. The role has been assumed by junior attack Tee Ladouceur, who has attributed many of her points to the relationship her and Dove have on the field. “I think we mesh extremely well together,” Ladouceur said. “If she doesn’t have it I usually have it, and if I don’t have it she does. We know where each other are going to be and things like that and it works out great.” Dove has an uncanny ability to avoid defenders and fire the ball past the opposing team’s goalie. She thrives in one-on-one situations. Unlike Ladouceur, Dove is a slasher rather than a feeder. Anytime she sees an open lane, she is not afraid to wind up and heave one at the cage. Dove’s contributions have been widespread throughout the season. As the team’s leading goal scorer with 40, she has assumed the role as the team’s primary sniper. “It’s easy with Christina Dove because she works harder than anyone else,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “She gets out on the field, works on her shooting, dodging and everything she needs to be successful.” Dove doesn’t like to talk about herself. She would much rather talk about the successes of the team. She knows that the team’s per-

formance is not her sole responsibility. And the scoring has come from other places. One thing that Dove is not is selfish. It shows in the team’s successes. A selfish player can be detrimental to any team. Dove isn’t a detriment. She proved it over 50 games. And freshman attack Michelle Tumolo knows it won’t stop now. “If you have someone that’s a ball hog, it’s hard to play with them,” Tumolo said. “But everyone works so well together.”

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After reeling off three consecutive wins, the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team fell to conference rival No. 11 Notre Dame 6-5 Sunday. The loss drops SU to fourth on the Big East standings, three games back in the win column of firstplace Georgetown. Syracuse will have five games — four Big East — to catch up in the standings before its regularseason finale versus the Hoyas on May 1 at the Carrier Dome. Junior attack Tee Ladouceur leads the Orange in scoring with 56 points on the year.

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iPad launch sees more demand than expected, delaying international release


fter two technologically pregnant months, Steve Jobs has finally birthed the iPad into the world. Or rather, the United States, that is. Apple sold 500,000 iPad infants in its first week of sales alone, with the demand not appearing to subside in the least. Apparently Jobs did not properly anticipate just how popular the youngest Apple progeny would be and consequently announced yesterday that the release of the iPad outside of the United States would be pushed back a month. While the original release date for the iPad in countries such as England and Canada was scheduled for the end of April, Jobs stated Wednesday morning that “although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad.” Although some overseas newspapers have written unfriendly responses to Jobs’ declaration, Americans who are set on acquiring an iPad are praising this obvious show of nepotism. “I’m glad he decided to finish taking care of America’s needs first,” said Katie Simon, a sophomore information management and technology major. “It’s an American company and a lot of people have been looking forward to getting an iPad.” While Europe and the rest of the world wait a little longer for the iPad to arrive in their hometowns, Americans are getting a move on modifications. The iPad was jailbroken on its first day in the hands of consumers. For the non-tech savvy, jailbroken has nothing to do with jail or destruction. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. It has to do with liberty. The software preinstalled on Apple products, although fluid and expertly made, is tied to certain constraints. A handful of Apple product users opt to undermine the preinstalled system and install third-party software instead. This practice allows them to enjoy a level of technological freedom and flexibility unique to Apple products that have been “unlocked.” Only when the original software is bypassed, users may opt to employ the black market version of the App Store. This viral venue offers an array of non-Apple approved apps. Jobs would be ashamed of those opting to use this. Consider an unlocked iPad as a typical toy store and the user as an attention-challenged 5-year-old. The distracted child arrives, uses a cart to find the items he or she wants, chooses


our ram is bigger than yours from a limited selection that was pre-approved by the company, then waits patiently in line to check out using a standard process. As you can imagine, this 5-year-old would not be very happy. Now let’s consider the toy store in the light of a jailbroken iPad. Hyper 5-year-olds can ride a tricycle down the aisles, find any toy he or she can imagine, tailor each item to his or her own liking, and bypass the standard checkout process. Not to mention they can use really nifty designs to decorate the toy store (iPad display and widgets) in any way they want. Despite the allure of unlocking an iPad to enjoy these freedoms, the unchanged product is still a pretty awesome toy store. Overall, the little Apple tot is an impressive piece of technology. However sleek and nifty it may look on the Apple Web site, or how quick its apps may appear to run on the commercials, its nothing like using the iPad in real life. Because users will have to wait for the next set of buns in the oven to bake in order to take one home, visiting the local Apple store or babysitting a friend’s iPad may be the only quick-fix solutions. While the next batch of iPads will be available in the near future thanks to Jobs’ alliance to the United States, potential buyers should keep in mind that currently the only available model is limited to Wi-Fi connection and is not 3G capable. It’s estimated that the 3G model will be on the market at the end of the month with a 250 MB data transfer plan running about $15, and an unlimited data transfer plan costing about $30. Unless you try your luck with the real black market (which probably isn’t recommended), then it’s the waiting game all over again. Welcome to technological purgatory. Jessica Smith is a sophomore information management and technologies and television radio and film major, and her columns appear every Thursday. You can try reaching her at, but she’ll probably be too busy waiting outside the Apple store to notice.

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Chemistry between Carell, Fey places ‘Date Night’ ahead of typical romantic comedies By Sam Littman STAFF WRITER

eaturing a match made in heaven in the talents of Steve Carell and Tina Fey, “Date Night” was adored by critics and audiences for the lead actors’ unabashed awkwardness and charming insecurities. Carell and Fey transcend expectations of romantic comedy couplings. They weren’t cast for their good looks or because they might appeal to the all-important tween demographic, a rarity for a PG-13 comedy. They are merely hilarious performers, with chemistry so captivating that one hopes against hope for a cinematic reunion in the near future. Suburbanites Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire Foster (Tina Fey) are slowly tiring of their routine. Their lives are centered on caring for their kids while working unfulfilling jobs. The highlight of their week is a ritual date night, but even that event has started to lose its luster. However, when Claire decides to dress up one night, Phil is inspired to take her to New Your City for dinner at the swankiest new seafood spot in Manhattan. But the Fosters get caught up in a case of mistaken identity for criminals. Mob boss Joe Miletto (Ray Liotta) sends his henchmen, Collins (Common) and Armstrong (Jimmi Simpson), out to apprehend the Fosters. The zaniness continues when they seek the help of Claire’s former colleague, the now extremely wealthy Holbrooke (Mark Wahlberg). Gunfights, car crashes and a particularly memorable pole dance scene ensue. In the hands of a more capable filmmaker, “Date Night” might have flirted with instantclassic status. However, director Shawn Levy, who built his fame on the two “Night at the Museum” monstrosities, too often institutes frenzied choreography that detracts from the realistic nature of the film. He does an admirable job of capturing Carell and Fey’s priceless banter, but seems unnecessarily concerned with jolting the audience with preposterous action sequences. Seeing the duo distressed, frazzled and entirely out of place allows them to explore newfound comedic range. Yet, not even Levy could spoil the delight of seeing Carell and Fey match wits and brilliantly play off one another for a raucous 90 minutes. While not quite on par with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, or Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, they both appear to read each other’s minds and anticipate their effects like a legendary comic tandem. Fey’s trademark expression of feminine inadequacy perfectly complements Carell’s signature lack of assertiveness. Together they create one of the

most endearing and relatable couples to grace the screen in recent memory. Early in the film, a mutual friend of the Foster’s, the very mellow Brad (Mark Ruffalo), explains that he and his wife get along perfectly fine, but they’ve become no more than excellent roommates. Phil and Claire want to believe that they still have a fire kindling, and while Levy never manages to make their romance entirely convincing, the audience believes in them. Not until the final scene do they fully express their love for one another, leaving a more lasting impression that they are no better than Mark and his wife. After all, they are currently the most likable comedic actors of their respective genders. Audiences want to believe they could be together.


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SUpercard account depletion creates moral dilemmas for some students By Andrew Swab Asst. Feature Editor

Some students at Syracuse University face a dilemma near the end of spring semester. It’s not finals. And it’s not finding a summer job, either. No, it’s the fact that their SUpercard Food is almost drained, and for the next few weeks, they will have to find ways to budget their meals. Annabelle Pellerin, a senior biology major, faced this financial problem. Instead of using the low amount left on her SUpercard, she decided to save it by bringing her own pasta salad with broccoli to eat for lunch in the dining area at Schine Student Center. “I guess I’m conservative about it. I don’t want to spend it all at the end of the year,” she said. The moral dilemma of SUpercard sets in late in the spring semester, as the amount of money in the account cannot be transferred over to fall semester. Students either add funding to their SU food account in $25 increments on MySlice or choose to let the SUpercard go down to zero and rely on other methods to acquire food. With too much money on their cards, student must find different ways to empty their accounts.

Beth Anne Kieft, a junior entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and public relations major, said she spends a good portion of her SUpercard money to buy meals for friends. “If I don’t use it, it’s money gone to waste,” she said. Kieft said she signed up to get a meal plan that placed $850 on her SUpercard. Now, she has so much extra money left on the card that she plans on bringing her friends and sorority sisters out to lunch at the Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center. “They’re all for it. I ask everyone to go for lunch and they’re all like, ‘Yes!’” Kieft said. “It’s more of just like hanging out with friends. I don’t feel like it’s giving it to charity.” While some students squeeze pennies to make their account last to the year’s end, others are content to let their parents fill up their accounts. Montana Pierri, a sophomore biology major, said she feels bad adding money to her SUpercard, knowing her parents will pay for it, but she does it anyway. She said she thinks of her SUpercard money as more of a credit card than a fixed amount of cash. But in the world of SUpercard morality, some students take a middle road.

“I think it’s less of being conservative versus not my own money argument. It’s more of a point of convenience.” Emily Robinson

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“I’d say I’m more moderate,” said Carla Ryan, a sophomore elementary education major. Ryan said she doesn’t like to spend her money frivolously, but her parents understand a bill at the end of the month for extra money for SUpercard. “I mean, they care, but I have to eat,” she said. Some resident advisers have a different viewpoint on why they tend to spend more money on SUpercard toward the end of spring semester. Liz Watson, a sophomore health and exercise science major and an RA, normally spends most of her SUpercard money at the beginning of the semester, but then feels guilty and begins to spend less. As RAs are allocated more SUpercard money to spend than their residents, Emily Robinson, a junior acting major and an RA, said they tend to

spend their money more freely. RAs can choose either a 14-meal plan or an 18-meal plan. Watson started off the semester with 14 meals and an extra $160 to spend. She said she uses her SUpercard most often, but to buy small things like smoothies and coffee. “If I am looking at a bag of Swedish Fish, I don’t say, ‘Oh I can’t spend the money,’” Robinson said. “I might be more inclined to buy that.” With SU funding her account, she said she doesn’t have to be as careful in budgeting her decisions. Kieft said she feels the need to use her SUpercard on more big-ticket items, like meals and desserts. “I think it’s less of being conservative versus not my own money argument,” Robinson said. “It’s more of a point of convenience.”

supercard facts Money can only be put on in $25 increments on a student’s SUpercard. Resident Advisers are allotted more SUpercard money than their residents.

Labatt blue light lime WILCO TANGO Labatt Brewing Co. FOXTROT (WTF) ONTARIO


Please do not buy this beer. If you want lime in your beer, buy a lime, cut it up and put it in a Corona. How can you make bad beer even worse? You add a fake lime flavor. This beer has barely any color at all, pouring a light yellow hue. It tastes like water with a hint of lime, which can only be described as the same product you would find in a colored ëdrinkí at the gas station. In fact, gas station soda has more lime flavor than this beer. The terrible taste is not refreshing at all but still hangs around on the taste buds. At 4 percent alc./vol., you can drink a lot of these, but why would you?

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In the past, Lagunitas has been know for its high hop flavor and full-bodied taste. With WTF, I was pleasantly surprised to have a toned down ale, comparatively. It is still very bitter but brings the subtlety of brown ale to the table. WTF is very well balanced, having a nice carbonation that moves the flavor all over my taste buds. It has a dark mahogany hue and tastes of caramel and citrus. WTF is fairly light in its body, but itís packed with flavor. Overall, I was very pleased and would certainly buy this again. Sierra Nevada has come to produce some great brews, and the Anniversary Ale is no exception. The ale is stout and thus pours a deep black hue with an oil-like consistency. It has a nice fluffy white head and smells like hops and chocolate, which is a wonderful combination. The Anniversary Ale has nice carbonation but packs a punch at 9 percent alcohol. This would be great for a quiet night by the fire, not for hanging out with friends. However, it is certainly worth the money.

—Compiled by Will Halsey, asst. photo editor,

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HOW TO PLAY ‘HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES’ The game begins with all players tying a bright bandana around their arms, signifying they are “human.”


Secretly, two zombie players are let loose. They are charged with the task of “devouring” the humans. Zombies are marked with bright bandanas around their heads.

carly piersol | photo editor VICTORIA TAYLOR (LEFT) AND ERICA BORTNICK introduces the weeklong game ‘Humans vs. Zombies’ last Sunday. As of Wednesday, more than 400 students have signed up to play the game. The match will end Sunday with a special finale.

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tudents abruptly gathered for safety inside the Hall of Languages, gripping their weapons tightly. Sweat poured from their faces as they calculated their next move. After all, this was a matter of life and death. Who they were or where they came from was irrelevant. Comprised of mostly strangers, the ragtag group had one thing in common. Killing zombies. Or at least that’s what they’d like to think. Surrounded by a swarm of students imitating the undead, the group represented the remaining survivors in the ongoing “Humans vs. Zombies” game currently infecting Syracuse University. Outbreak began when Victoria Taylor and Erica Bortnick created a Facebook page promoting the augmented game of tag. When the game officially started on Sunday, the two sophomore illustration majors said they were surprised when more than 130 students signed up for the hunt. “I never knew the game existed until I joined my friend in a game at Ithaca College,” Bortnick said. “Victoria and I decided we would see if people were interested in it, and it just took off from there.”

SU students fight for their lives in campuswide game ‘Humans vs. Zombies’

“Humans vs. Zombies” is played on college campuses throughout the nation. The game begins with all players tying a bright bandana around their arm, signifying their human status. Then, two zombie players are secretly let loose to tag, or “devour,” the humans. Once a human is tagged, he or she then puts the brightly colored bandana on their head, signifying their new role as a zombie. As the amount of zombies grows, the player’s struggle to survive increases until the time limit is over. Whoever is left uninfected wins. Humans might seem a little on edge as zombies are potentially lurking behind every corner. Carefully timing each step, participants can’t stop looking over their shoulder. The human players can’t stop to talk to a friend on the Quad, and they can’t stop straddling the trigger of purple and green Nerf guns. Paranoia is in the air. Their best hope to defend themselves is with a toy dart gun, which, when fired at the zombies, deactivates them for a short amount of time. All it takes is a group of zombies to spot them and it’s game over. “I’m very paranoid. It’s very difficult to be a human,” said Martin Biando, a freshman art photography major who was uninfected as of Tuesday. “I have not gone through the

Quad once this week.” Usually, human players try to travel in groups, as this makes the zombie killing easier. But the struggle for survival has budded unexpected friendships across campus. “We’re all getting to know each other,” Taylor said. “It’s really bringing people together who wouldn’t hang out otherwise.” Whether they are sprinting to Crouse College together or shooting zombified students with foam darts — each one inscribed with their name on it — these students are forging bonds. “I just met someone from my dorm I’ve never met before,” said Greg MacDonald, a freshman aerospace engineer major, as he and fellow survivors were trapped inside the Hall of Languages by a horde of zombie players, formulating an escape plan to Hendricks Chapel. “It’s almost a motivation to get out and go to class.” With the academic year almost over, Taylor and Bortnick, the creators of the Facebook group, said the game is an amusing form of stress relief. “It helps spread the fun around campus,” Bortnick said. “Especially now that the long winter’s over, we get to go outside.” John LoDolce, a senior chemical engineerSEE ZOMBIES PAGE 27


Once a zombie devours a human, the human has to move the bandana from their arm to their head.


Slowly, the number of zombies overtakes the number of humans, making it difficult to stay safe. Anyone left uninfected at the end of the time limit is a winner.


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