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For charity The library’s fine amnesty

Workin’ for the man The Daily Orange Editorial Board

Giving back Three SU juniors receive

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supports special scholarships for unpaid summer internships. Page 5

program bounces back compared to donations made last semester. Page 3

scholarships funded through a donation made by a late Newhouse professor. Page 11

spring, leaving questions as the team ends its spring season. Page 20

Professor receives criticism Groups say professor unqualified for AsianAmerican studies class By David Propper Staff Writer

A professor in the College of Arts and Sciences is facing criticism from some campus groups that believe she is not qualified to teach a class for the Asian and Asian American Studies minor. Susan Edmunds, an associate professor in Syracuse University’s English Department, is teaching ETS 315: “Ethnic Literatures and Cultures: Asian American Fiction.” Her class is part of the AAA minor, which is in its first academic year of existence at SU. The campus group Asian Stu-

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Crackdown on driving while distracted ends

christopher jennison and jon barnhart shake hands Monday after the Student Association meeting. Jennison will replace Barnhart as a student representative to the Board of Trustees.

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Members elect Board of Trustees representative By Sean Cotter Staff Writer

Student Association members elected Christopher Jennison to the position of student representative to the Syracuse University Board of Trustees on Monday. SA assemblymembers said they hope Jennison, a junior public relations and policy studies major, will bring a different perspective to the table in dealing with the board. Monday’s meeting also served as the appeals meeting for SA, after funds were allocated to student organizations at last week’s meeting. SA voted in favor of all of the Finance

Board’s suggestions on the appeals presented to them. SA voted to allocate $108,881.06 to student organizations for programming that originally had been rejected, according to the SA minutes. Organizations requested $141,889.70, but only about $119,000 was available. Many of the original rejections were either for clerical reasons or because student organizations that requested funding for an event did not have confirmation that artists or speakers had finalized plans to visit campus, said SA Comptroller Jeff Rickert. He said the organizations that fixed these errors and complied

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andrew renneisen | asst. photo editor jeff rickert and neal casey, Student Association comptroller and president, respectively, count votes in Maxwell Auditorium. with the financial vision received funding through appeals. CitrusTV’s budget spurred the most debate during the first round of the budget process, but CitrusTV did not appeal for any additional funding. Representatives from the Class of 2014 Class Council, the National Pan-

Hellenic Council and the Mandarins — all of which had programming SA voted to fully fund — thanked SA and the Finance Board after the funds were allocated. There were no complaints or debates by either SA or onlookers. see sa page 6

The fourth and last distracted driving crackdown in Syracuse ended Sunday night after both city police and the Department of Public Safety spent 13 days ticketing drivers who text messaged or called at the wheel. The crackdown was part of four separate waves to decide if texting and driving was a problem in the area, said Sgt. Joel Cordone of the Syracuse Police Department. The last three waves occurred in 2010 during April, July and October. As of Thursday night, Syracuse police ticketed 1,255 people talking on handheld devices and 143 people texting, Cordone said. Final numbers

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In his first year serving as presiding officer of University Senate, Jonathan Massey has led with a style many hope to continue.

On the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20, there are plenty of things to do instead of sitting on your couch and playing FIFA. Again. Pulp breaks it down with its Top 15 options.


Making bank For the first time in six years, SU’s football team played in a bowl game, but did it make a profit?


REHEARSALS FOR JUNE PAGEANT ARE STARTED “Dance of the Bees” will be Featured

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reparations and rehearsals for the June Pageant are now in full swing, and the women have taken a timely interest in the work. The hoops for the dances have arrived, together with the flowers for decorating them. Nearly all the gowns have been received, and all the costumes with a few exceptions are at hand. The seniors will not do any rehearsals until after the final examinations are completed, as there is very little for them to do and little rehearsing is necessary. The rehearsing of all the other women who are to take part will be completed before the examinations. Professor Carl T. Hawley has already commenced work on the float. He is using some practical and ingenious ideas, and he expects to equip a float, which will compare favorably with any float ever seen in Syracuse. Miss Marion Wright, who has been in charge of the aesthetic dancing in the university for the past two years, is now working on a special dance to be known as the “Dance of the Bees.” Twelve women selected from Miss Wright’s classes will take part in this. The women will be dressed as flowers and bees, and will go through movements and actions imitating those they represent. ... The junior women will report on Mondays

and Fridays for the hoop dances. Fifty-two women will participate in the dance. Miss Katharine Sibley, who has the entire charge of the June Pageant, stated last evening, “I am desirous of starting a custom in the university that will be followed by succeeding classes. It is my purpose to have only the junior class take part in the June Pageant. This will keep junior women here until after graduation and it will be a feature of the exercises to have the next successors of each graduating class take a prominent part.” The rehearsals will be held in the Stadium beginning with the second week in May. The participants of Miss Wright’s feature dance will report on Monday at 5 p.m. Those who will take part in the June Pageant have been divided into four parts. All four groups will rehearse in the women’s gymnasium on Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m. sharp. Five junior women are needed and may report at the women’s gymnasium office between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday morning. — Compiled by Laurence Leveille, asst. copy editor, This excerpt was taken from the full version of this article published April 19, 1912.


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Negotiations for union to begin in May By Dara McBride NEWS EDITOR

Representatives from the Department of Public Safety will begin negotiations with the university on May 5 about forming a new labor union. DPS officer Jonathan LeBaron, president of the union, said the date had been set but that there were no other updates to report. A team from DPS will be involved in the negotiations, said Drew Buske, deputy director and deputy chief of DPS. He would not reveal the makeup of the team. There have been no problems setting up talks with the university as far as he knows, he said. Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs at the university, said in an email the university looks forward to productive negotiations. The Buffalo chapter of the National Labor Relations Board certified the union Jan. 16, but the university and DPS must finalize the agreement. No complaints have been filed against the union. DPS was part of a national organization, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, for about four years, but found the organization to be lacking in some services, such


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The finer things

LEE CAMPBELL , a professional sommelier, speaks to students in Lyman Cafe on Monday. The Hospitality Management Assocation brought Campbell to campus to talk about her experiences as a wine professional in New York City. Campbell has been a guest on Martha Stewart Radio and has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Daily News and Elle magazine, among other publications.

Library amnesty program raises 1,173 items for food pantry By Meghin Delaney ASST. NEWS EDITOR

The shelves were completely stocked for the first time in many years at the Cathedral Emergency Services food pantry in downtown Syracuse after students donated 1,173 items during this semester’s Food for Fines program. For Peter Parillo, director of the food pantry, receiving that much food was incredible. “Without food stamps and the pantries, people would starve in this country,” he said. The food pantry received the food items Friday from the Food for Fines program. The program ran the previous day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the libraries of Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. For each nonperishable food item donated by an individual, his or her overdue library book fees

were reduced by $1. The 1,173 food items collected are a substantial increase from last semester’s drive, said Pamela McLaughlin, director of communications and external relations at E.S. Bird Library. Last semester had the worst turnout of the Food for Fines program when 288 items were collected, according to an article published in The Daily Orange on Dec. 1, 2010. The program collected more than 1,100 donations the year before, according to the article. McLaughlin did not have the exact number of overdue library fines that were forgiven this semester because not everyone donates for fine amnesty reasons, she said. “Sometimes folks bring in more than the amount of fines they owe and just donate the remainder,” she said. Participating libraries included Bird, the Science and Technology Library, the Geology Library, Barclay

Law Library, the Architecture Reading Room, the Martin Luther King Jr. Library and ESF’s Moon Library. The Cathedral Emergency Services food pantry sees approximately 600 families every single month and passes out about 600 grocery bags per month as well, said Parillo, director of the pantry. Each bag contains between $35 to $40 worth of food. “It has been proven that food stamps last 17.5 days in a month,” Parillo said. “Recipients of food stamps could not survive alone on food stamps.” Parillo said he temporarily forgot about the arrangement with the university to pick up the food items on Friday. He said he told his volunteers Thursday that the shelves looked well stocked and that he was completely shocked when he saw how much food was donated from Food for Fines. Said Parillo: “I called in extra volunteers on Friday to help stock the shelves.”


The Food for Fines program runs each semester. This semester’s drive was one of the most successful. Here are some numbers from recent semesters:

1,173 288

The number of items collected this semester.

The number of items collected last semester.

$1 600

The amount each item donated reduces a student’s overdue fine by.

The amount of families Cathedral Emergency Services food pantry in downtown Syracuse feeds per month.


The value of the amount of food that goes into each bag of groceries the pantry gives out.

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dents in America (ASIA) sent an email to group members April 7 addressing an incident that occurred in late March, when leaflets were dropped in Edmund’s Asian-American fiction course. The email was obtained by The Daily Orange. A taped poster read, “RETURN THE AAA MINOR TO THE STUDENTS NOW!” according to the email.

“She would not have taken it on unless she felt qualified. The English Department would not have let her teach a course like that unless they felt she was qualified.” Prema Kurien


George Langford, dean of Arts and Sciences, is meeting with students to hear their concerns about the AAA minor Wednesday at 11 a.m. in his office in the Hall of Languages, according to a separate email sent on the ASIA listserv early Tuesday morning. ASIA’s name was not on any of the documents

in Edmunds’ class, but it somehow became associated with the distribution of the leaflets and poster anyway, according to the April 7 email. Even if the group was not directly involved, it thought there was nothing wrong with the action, according to the first email. “The English Department/Administration have stolen the minor. Students must take it back,” according to the email. The email stated Edmunds had no educational background in Asian-American fiction. To develop the minor, the email stated that students need to have professors who can relate to the experiences of Asian-Americans. An email sent to ASIA president Jonathan Chan was not returned. Alan Cheng, ASIA’s co-public relations chair, said the organization does not have any additional comments at this time. Edmunds also declined to comment for this article. Prema Kurien, director of the AAA minor, said she knows Edmunds has done research and reading in Asian-American literature for a long time, which is why she is able to teach competently in class. She also said Edmunds has taught courses in Asian-American studies, which is contradictory to ASIA’s email. “The English Department would not have let her teach a course like that unless they felt she was qualified,” Kurien said. Kurien said having knowledge in U.S. literature means having knowledge in AsianAmerican literature as well. Edmunds’ area of expertise is U.S. literature, and Kurien said Asian-American literature is U.S. literature, as far as she is concerned. Six students have signed up to complete the minor, Kurien said. The minor consists of 18

credits, 12 of which must be in advanced 300- to 500-level coursework. An online petition dating back to January also singled out Edmunds and stated she has no formal background in teaching Asian-American literature. The petition, posted online at, was addressed to SU’s English Department and administration. The petition was co-signed by ASIA, the Asian PacificIslander Students in Struggle, A-Line Magazine, the Student TASK Force and the Asian Pacific Americans for Action of Cornell University. “Her specialization is in U.S. modernism and twentieth-century U.S. fiction and NOT Asian American literature, even though she has sporadically used Asian American literature in some of her classes,” the petition stated. The petition also demanded that “transparency and non-tokenizing” student participation be involved in the hiring process for the AAA studies minor. Edmunds completed her bachelor’s and doctorate degree in English at Yale University, according to her staff profile on SU’s English Department website. She specializes in U.S. modernism and 20th century U.S. fiction, according to the website, but has also supervised theses on topics including literature and counterculture, critical race studies and South Asian diasporic fiction. The movement to create an AAA studies program at SU started April 11, 1997, when a Denny’s on East Erie Boulevard refused service to several Asian-American students and their white friend, who were all badly beaten by a group of white males, according to an article published in The D.O. on July 8, 2009. SU students protested afterward, and Asian-American


The movement to create an AAA studies program at SU started on April 11, 1997, when a Denny’s on East Erie Boulevard refused to serve several Asian-American students and their white friend. All were badly beaten after by a group of white males. SU students protested afterwards and Asian-American students began to work to form a program. In March 2010, Student Association passed a resolution in support of the start of an AAA studies program. The AAA minor began in fall 2010. The minor consists of 18 credits, 12 of which must be in advanced 300- to 500-level coursework. Six students are currently signed up to complete the minor. students tried to get a program they could call their own, according to the article. A resolution passed by Student Association in March 2010 supported the start of an AAA studies program, according to an article published in The D.O. on March 23, 2010. The AAA minor began in fall 2010, and 13 departments have sponsored it, Kurien said. Kurien said she has seen the email sent out by ASIA and that once students realized scrutiny about Edmunds was going around, they took the time to tell Kurien how much they appreciated the class. Students stopped after class would not comment to The D.O. “I’ve actually been to her class, and I know her students love her,” Kurien said. “They think she does a great job in class, so I don’t know where this is coming from.”



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Aid for unpaid internships incredibly important The Glavin Grants, set up by former magazine professor Bill Glavin, who died last May, address an incredibly important need among media and publishing students: unpaid internships. This summer, the first handful of students from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will receive the awards, which will help them pay for living expenses in New York City while they carry out unpaid magazine internships. But the rising popularity and necessity of taking unpaid internships is not a dilemma reserved for media students. Library studies, music industry, literature and publishing, public service or policy students all face the prevalence of unpaid intern-

editorial by the daily orange editorial board ships in their fields. In many instances, these internships are located in cities with high standards of living, such as New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. And though students and universities can decry the system as illegal and unfair, taking these uncompensated positions is the reality for students who want to excel in their industry. The system certainly favors young professionals who come from money and can afford not to

work for months at a time. Syracuse University’s University Senate is looking into the need for drafting an internship policy. The Glavin Grants, set up by a man who spent his life immersed in the magazine industry and teaching it, highlight the necessity in giving highly talented students at an economic disadvantage these opportunities. As SU looks into changing its internship policy, attracting more donations and scholarships to help students pay for unpaid internships, like the Glavin Grants and the Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards, should be among the committee’s suggestions.


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ne of the most distressing additions to American lexicon in the 21st century is the term “hate crime.” A crime is a crime. There is no need for any further designation. Last week, while walking through the basement of E.S. Bird Library, I noticed a largely tasteful exhibit commemorating a vile event in April 1997, when several AsianAmerican students were denied service at a local Denny’s restaurant before suffering a violent beating in the parking lot. Titled “Anti-Asian Hate Crime,” this exhibit serves a worthwhile purpose. There is no problem in drawing attention to such an abhorrent event. It deserves to be remembered, and I tip my cap to the organizers for putting it together. But in labeling the incident a hate crime, I believe it actually does a

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certain disservice to the cause. This type of labeling, along with recent legislative efforts to designate crimes of hate, denies equal legal protection for all Americans. Assaults should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, regardless of the race or sexual orientation of the victims. If the goal is to crack down on crime by enforcing stricter sentences, everyone should be afforded the same protection. To base the level of a punishment on the victim’s race or sexual orientation is a massive affront to equality - another sacred principle of the politically correct universe, ironically enough. Giving one group preferential treatment when it comes to harassment, violence and the like creates an environment where citizens are inherently unequal. Hate crime legislation is particularly divisive, as it helps

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voted for reagan to overemphasize cultural, racial, sexual or gender differences and marginalizes the common good. A document prominently displayed in the Bird Library exhibit mentions that the Denny’s incident was broken up by a group of conscious African-American students. This is a prime example of the fractious nature of identity politics. I am at a complete loss to comprehend why the race of the assisting individuals was relevant. While they should be commended for doing an honorable deed, it makes abso-

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lutely no difference that they were black. For some reason, I imagine if a group of white students had come to the rescue, their race would not be noted in the exhibit. The obsession with hate crime has made legislative strides in recent years. In October 2009, President Barack Obama signed a law making it a federal crime to assault an individual because of the victim’s sexual orientation or gender. Syracuse University, no doubt, has followed this lead. On the first day of my freshman year, the first thing I was required to do was sign a “No Place for Hate” banner. It’s not as though I am an advocate of hate, but I would say that SU has its priorities somewhat misplaced. Is this really the most pressing thing on the agenda for freshmen entering college on the first day?

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The “No Place for Hate” campaign may be well intentioned, but in my view it is another unfortunate foray into multiculturalism where this university bends over backward to “include” every imaginable group of people - at the expense of any truly unifying principles or common ground. I would love to see the world absent of hatred, bigotry and racism. It also wouldn’t hurt to see the phrase “hate crime” ride off into the sunset. As with most politically correct ventures, this fixation on identity politics ends up doing more harm than good, more dividing than uniting. Jimmy Paul is a senior political science major. His column appears every Tuesday, and he can be reached at

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After the fund allocations were finished, Jennison was chosen out of six candidates for the position of student representative to the Board of Trustees. Following the first round of votes, the election came down to Jennison and Amy Snider, SA chief of staff. There were an additional three rounds of voting before SA ultimately elected Jennison. The Board of Trustees “is legally responsible for protecting and managing the university’s physical and financial assets,” according to the SU website. It also has the authority to oversee academic programs and administrative operations. There are 63 board members who vote on issues, according to the website. Two undergraduates and one graduate student sit on the board as student representatives, SA President Neal Casey said. He said his position automatically accounts for one representative, and the graduate representative is the head of the Graduate Student Association. Former SA President Jon Barnhart was the third representative — the “at-large” representative — which is open to any undergraduate student who wishes to apply for it, Casey said. Jennison will replace Barnhart. Members of the assembly were impressed by Jennison’s public speaking skills and connections with the Department of Public Safety and Health Services. Jennison is a field supervisor of SU Ambulance and told the assembly the one issue he would try to address if elected was campus health and safety, which he views as the biggest campus issue.

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Casey said he planned on raising concerns to the board about the health center and public safety, and Jennison would be a valuable asset in raising those issues. But other members were concerned about Jennison’s narrow range of expertise. Assemblymember Caleb Brewer said Jennison represents a similar demographic as Casey, who is the other undergraduate student representative. He said the representatives for the undergraduates should more accurately mirror the student body. Rickert spoke against criticism of Jennison. The purpose of the position of student representative is to break down barriers, Rickert said, and Jennison’s range of contacts and experience could do that. Jennison also said he wanted to try to address the issue of self-segregation at SU. He said he

wants to see more interaction among schools, majors and ethnicities than currently exists. After he was elected, Jennison said he realized it is a very important position. He also said he will take it seriously, as the position deserves. “It’s the voice of the students to the very top of the administration,” Jennison said. The meeting lasted more than three hours, the majority of which was spent debating between the candidates. “This is one of the most important elections we’re going to do,” said Student Life Committee chair Taylor Carr. “It’s something we’ve got to spend a lot of time on.” Other business discussed: • SA elected Assemblymember PJ Alampi as chair of the Board of Elections and Membership.


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were not available. There is zero tolerance for texting and driving, he said, and officers are taught to issue tickets as soon as they see the offense. Syracuse police sent out an average of 17 officers a day from April 4 to 17 to look for drivers using a handheld device during the latest crackdown, Cordone said. “We’re trying to teach them to get it out of their hands,” Cordone said. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held an initiative against distracted driving and selected the city of Syracuse for research, Cordone said. He said this included gathering statistics on times when tickets were issued and what areas needed better enforcement. In comparison with the three previous crackdowns, Cordone said he thought the statistics from last week were consistent but that more drivers were using handheld sets, such as Bluetooth devices. But “people are still picking up their phone while driving,” Cordone said. Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety was also involved in the crackdown and pulled over Syracuse citizens and students, said DPS Sgt. Sean Corcoran. He said several tickets have been issued by DPS, but he could not give an exact number. “I did one the other day,” he said. “I pulled a kid over, and he knew right away why I pulled him over.” DPS had authority over any roads where there are university buildings and where it typically patrols, including roads connected to campus, such as Irving Avenue, Corcoran said. “It’s not just students, it’s everybody,” Corcoran said in regard to those who have been caught. Patrick Brennan, a sophomore communication and rhetorical studies major, said he has texted while driving before and has not been ticketed. However, he said he knew someone who had been caught doing it twice. “They were definitely upset over the $100 fine they had to pay,” Brennan said. “Even though I do text while driving, I am fully aware of the dangers that can come from it.” Though Brennan said he thinks the city’s efforts are a positive and effective move, he also said he has seen various commercials that feature families who have lost loved ones because of distracted driving. “Personally, I find these to be more effective than paying a $100 fine,” he said. Kayla Rice, a sophomore photojournalism and anthropology major, said she isn’t sure the crackdown will be entirely effective on stopping texting while driving, but also said it will make it less frequent. Rice said she thinks ticketing people is one of the only ways to handle distracted drivers, in addition to educating young drivers. Said Rice: “It is definitely a very destructive path to get into.”



as providing representation should an officer need it. For the new union, DPS will have to talk to Syracuse University about matters concerning terms and services of employment, such as wages, benefits and work hours. Officers said they also hope to see a pay increase and a better retirement plan.

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State of mind By Karin Dolinsek



iberals and conservatives have differences that don’t stop in the voting booth, but reach into their brain, according to a study published in the April 7 issue of Current Biology. The study links personality traits with specific brain structure, said lead researcher Ryota Kanai of University College London in an April 7 news release. The results show people who identify themselves as liberals generally have a larger part of the brain involved in decision-making, and conservatives have a larger part of the brain associated with emotional learning and the processing of fear. There have been previous psychological reports showing conservatives are more concerned about threats and are anxious in uncertain situations, but liberals tend to be more open to new experiences, according to the news release. The findings also suggest liberals tend to be better at managing conflicting information and conservatives are better at recognizing threats. Kanai’s team suspected such differences in personality might originate in the brain. Kanai and other researchers asked 90 young adults to complete a survey and rank their political attitudes on a five-point scale from very liberal to very conservative. After the survey, participants had their brains scanned using MRI technology, which revealed “substantial differences” in brain structure, according to an April 8 article published on Time magazine’s website.

Study finds political leanings linked to brain structure

This is not the first attempt to identify the biological roots of party affiliation, according to the article. In an October 2010 study, researchers from Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego located a “liberal gene” called DRD4-7R, which influences the n e u r o t r a n s m it t e r dopamine, according to the article. The gene has been linked to a personality type that seeks out new experiences, according to the article. Kanai said he acknowlillustrations by alejandro de jesus | art director edges political orientation is complex and falls into more than just two left- or right-wing categories, whether people changed their political leanings during their lifetime, as well as other political according to the article. The study fails to indicate whether brain identifications, such as being an independent. The results do not necessarily mean there are structure influences political preferences or vice versa, according to the article. The study also only two political orientations or that the brain does not explain whether or not it’s possible for structure — and therefore, political views — is the shape of the brain to change over time with not set in early life, but rather that they can be an individual’s experiences and with his or her shaped over time by our experiences, Kanai said changing political views, according to the article. in the release. Kanai cautioned against taking the findings “The hypothesis is there, but many variables and factors are not taken into consideration,” too far, according to the release. He said it is very said Natalie Matson, a sophomore political sci- unlikely political orientation is directly encoded. There is still more work needed to be done to ence and policy studies major. Matson said she did not think the study took determine how brain structures affect the formainto consideration whether people are moder- tion of political attitude, Kanai said. ately or extremely liberal or conservative and

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“It’s a gift that has the power to transform the department,” Chessher said. Nothing frustrated Glavin more than seeing a talented student forced to turn down an unpaid internship for financial reasons. Those situations are the inspiration for Glavin’s wish to help those in a similar bind, Chessher said. He thought publishing houses should compensate their interns, and he considered it criminal that some magazines not only refused to compensate interns, but also asked that they register and pay for the credit. Semester after semester, he watched students who couldn’t commute from home or afford an

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apartment in the city turn down internships. Fretts was one such student. Glavin taught MAG 205: "Introduction to the Magazine” during the first semester of her sophomore year. Last summer, she, like many others, had to turn down an unpaid editorial internship. For her upcoming internship, the Glavin Grant “takes away some of the monetary burden that kept me from pursuing my career the first time around,” Fretts said. Galstyan never had class with Glavin, although she planned to before he became sick. She had a casual, friendly relationship with him. “I was lucky enough to interview him for a story before he got ill,” Galstyan said. “I'd come into his office and borrow magazines. His goal was to give students opportunities that they weren't otherwise likely to obtain.”

The man who made these opportunities possible looked just like a professor ought to look. At the beginning of a semester, he’d peer over wireframe glasses and introduce himself in his deep, booming voice. He’d glaze over his experience at the Boston Globe and Good Housekeeping, which he left to teach at Newhouse in 1973. But then his gaze would shift to his 20 new students. The students introduced themselves and where they were from, and gave their past journalism experiences. Glavin absorbed every detail; his eyes memorized every face, every name. After class, Glavin walked outside to the plaza between the Newhouse buildings. He’d sit on the low, gray stone wall and light up a cigarette. Inhale deeply through the filter. Cough. Inhale again. He’d talk with passing students about Harry Potter, SU’s football team or their latest stories. Although he’d never admit it, Glavin was an acclaimed professor. He won the Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence award in 1995 — the first Newhouse professor to receive this distinction. In 2008, Stacy Mindich, Glavin’s former student, donated $100,000 for the Glavin Magazine Lab. She also supports the department’s annual Benchmark Trip, called the Bill Glavin Magazine Trip, which funds a selected group of magazine journalism students for three days in New York City to meet with national magazine editors. But in March 2010, everyone’s fears became reality: Doctors diagnosed Glavin with lung cancer. He was already living with a rare blood cancer, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, which was diagnosed four years prior. Seven weeks later, on May 7, 2010, Glavin died at Francis House in Syracuse at age 67. “It happened too fast. We knew he was sick, but the rate at which the disease progressed shocked

us all. And then he was gone,” said Rosanna Grassi, associate dean for student affairs at Newhouse. A day before he died, the 2010 senior class delivered one final thank you: He was voted Teacher of the Year, an award accepted on his behalf by Chessher at Newhouse’s 2010 convocation.

“It’s a gift that has the power to transform the department.” Melissa Chessher


Glavin taught three classes per semester for 37 years — a rarity among professors who typically teach five per year. In his signature green ink, he’d pen comments about adverbial sins, rhetorical questions and passive voice in the margins of students’ articles. Together, they’d dissect sentences, entering into his beloved vortex of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and diction. And when class ended, he walked to his favorite spot on the Newhouse plaza. He’d sit. Light up a cigarette. Inhale. Cough. Inhale again. Now, nearly a year after his death, an inscription by Mark Twain — one of Glavin’s favorite authors — on a small memorial plaque replaces the man who sat there. It reads, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and a lightening bug.” And though his absence runs deep in the hearts of his former students, friends and colleagues, the Glavin Grants offer a joyful reminder that Chessher said “embodies what a dedicated magazine professor and generous soul Bill Glavin was.”


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granted Scholarships created by deceased professor help students fund summer internships


stacie fanelli | staff photographer Brittany leitner and alexandra fretts, both magazine journalism majors, are two of three recipients of Glavin Grants. Yelena Galstyan, the third scholarship winner, is currently studying abroad.

By Patty Hodapp Contributing Writer

rittany Leitner wasn’t sure how she’d scrape together money for rent or food this summer in New York City. To her merit, Leitner scored a competitive, unpaid summer internship at Time Out New York magazine. But as a native Texan, commuting was out of the question. Sure, she would’ve figured out the money somehow — after all, she funds her own education at Syracuse University. She came to SU from San Antonio to pursue a magazine journalism and English degree on her own dollar. She bought herself a plane ticket to get to Syracuse, a laptop on which to craft her articles, and a Lands’ End coat to stay warm. “Everything is all me,” Leitner said. “I have always had a mindset that if I want something, I can get it, even though my background doesn't easily set me up for it.” Then Leitner received an email that changed everything. During her shift as an office aide at Steele Hall, she read the note from Melissa Chessher, associate professor and chair of the magazine department, awarding her with a scholarship, enough money for two months' rent. “I basically screamed for 10 minutes, I was so thrilled,” Leitner said. “Now I don’t have to worry about the most important thing: making sure I can afford somewhere to live this summer.” Leitner, along with two other SU magazine journalism juniors — Yelena Galstyan and Alexandra Fretts — received the scholarship to help fund

living expenses for magazine internships in New York City. These scholarships, a first for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, were made possible by a $100,000 gift from William Glavin, Newhouse's longtime magazine professor who died last May from lung cancer. The need-based Bill Glavin Endowed Internship Fund acts as a living tribute to Glavin’s love and devotion to students he would never have the chance to teach. The awards committee of current magazine professors — Aileen Gallagher, Harriet Brown, Mark Obbie, Ann Hettinger and Chessher — dubbed the scholarships “Glavin Grants.” The Glavin Grants differ in amounts. The committee evaluated applicants by the need expressed in a personal statement, campus publication experience, writing samples, internship experience and Newhouse performance. Five students applied for a Glavin Grant, and winners were individually notified early last week. Chessher, Glavin’s former colleague and longtime friend, admits not a day goes by where she doesn’t miss him, think of him or wish she could talk to him. “But at that time of year when I’m reminded of when he got sick and how truly terrible that was,” she said, “I now have the pleasure of remembering his generosity and his dedication to the magazine department and the joy of notifying students who will benefit from that generosity and dedication.” The committee gave out $4,000 this year, and next year it'll likely have $10,000 to give. see glavin page 8

Diverse instruments, sounds drive ESF band’s first free EP By Rob Marvin Staff Writer

Merely three weeks after The Vanderbuilts formed, the band won Syracuse University’s Battle of the Bands in October. The band, composed entirely of students from the State University of New York College of Environmen-

tal Science and Forestry, has been writing, playing and recording ever since. Its new EP, “Far From Here,” will be released for free May 3. The band also has two free upcoming shows Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Nifkin Lounge in ESF’s Marshall Hall and May 3 at 4:30 p.m. on the ESF Quad.

Max Newland, the bassist for the band, said he hopes to make a presence in the ESF music scene with the two concerts. “It’ll be nice to reach out to them a little bit,” said Newland, a sophomore environmental studies major. “We want to show ESF we exist.” Both the EP and the shows will be

free, and drummer Grennan Milliken said the band members strongly believe in releasing free music. “When a lot of people haven’t heard of you before, you can’t spread your music by trying to sell it,” said Milliken, a junior conservation biology major. However, The Vanderbuilts are not

a typical band — they use a combination of traditional instruments, along with the fiddle, banjo and keyboard, said singer Dave Riddell. Members write their own parts, but Riddell and Sam Kogon do most of the songwriting, he said. Riddell, who plays keyboard and see vanderbuilts page 12


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Twitter, Barbie have one thing in common: accessories


hen Twitter jumped into the technology scene in 2006, it introduced the concept of microblogging (blogging within a constrained format) to a global community. When Mattel birthed Barbie into the toy scene in 1959, it introduced a plastic standard representative of the idealistic expectations of that generation’s society to a mostly white middle-class demographic. So what do the two have in common? Accessories. Both Barbie and Twitter have garnered flocks of fanatics who could not be appeased without all of the flashy, functional, fabulous toppings that were made to enhance the original experience. As these Twitter accessories have been willed into creation and matured significantly over the past five years, they’ve become more relevant. These accessories are now taking on a crucial role as tweeting fi lls more roles worldwide. While Twitter’s accessories are coded applications and not tiny plastic purses, the same concept is applicable. Twitter’s ultra fans have found or created ways to spice up their accounts just as I modified my Barbie. (Pierced ears, blue hair and the Barbie Jeep. To each her own, right?) Let’s start with the big kahuna: Ken. Ken to Barbie was a status symbol, a completion of something not quite whole on its own, created for the sake of competition and appearances. While Twitter is infinitely asexual as far as I can tell, it too has its Ken. Or rather, several Kens. Klout. TweetReach. Twitter Grader. I could keep going, except running through the list


our ram is bigger than yours would eat up my word count. Each of the aforementioned is a service that takes either a Twitter name or phrase and measures its influence on the Web. Each employs different metrics, analytical methods and standards. Effectively, each will assert that you have a different score, influence or reach. Curious as to how your Twitter handle compares to that of Charlie Sheen? Klout will measure your influence and tell you where you stand on the global tweet scale. Want to see how far and wide a hashtag you originated travels? TweetReach can do just that. In keeping with society’s mid-1900s standards, Ken was supposed to bring home the bacon. Well, these influence-measuring tools for Twitter are used nowadays to assess account influence so that companies can sponsor them — aka, they’re used to monetize accounts and, in a sense, effectively modernize the way in which the bacon is making its way home. Hence Ken = Twitter metrics. And that leads us to the vanity accessories. Barbie’s wardrobe was a source of commotion in toy stores for decades. Dress, hat, purse, shoes — if Barbie wasn’t looking fly, you weren’t invited to play kickball with the cool kids during recess.


banjo outside of singing, said the variety of instruments is essential to the band’s music. “Different instruments add more feelings and layers,” said Riddell, a sophomore environmental science major. “It creates a fuller sound. We try to keep it a little more interesting.” Aya Yamamoto, the violinist of the group, said her instrument adds a unique sound to the band. “I think the fiddle is really good in places for giving texture, especially when we record, because we can overdub a couple times,” said Yamamoto, a sophomore environmental biology major. “It’s defi nitely great to add a little complexity in terms of melody and counterpoint.” But Sam Kogon, lead singer and guitarist, said all instruments equally play a vital role. “A lot of our songs wouldn’t be anywhere without the keyboard, banjo or violin,” said Kogon, a sophomore environmental policy and law major. “It makes everything come to life.” Milliken said many are surprised upon discovering the band members are from ESF, but he doesn’t want the band to be labeled as “an ESF band.” He does not want The Vanderbuilts’ music and band members to be defi ned for the stereotypes that come with being from ESF. “A lot of these environmental problems are big issues for everyone, especially our generation,” he said. “It’s an issue that’s relevant to us, not just because we’re from ESF.” Kogon said their music diverges from the

By Twitterverse standards, this equates to a very important yet frequently overlooked modification: profi le picture. Not in the name of Chancellor Nancy Cantor could Barbie be left in her original clothes and be deemed acceptable. Today no self-respecting tweeter would dare leave his or her profi le picture as is with the abominable egg. A picture of the tweeter or something relevant to the tweeter is expected at the lowest standard. People who want to get fancy can endorse an organization or good cause with an icon embellished over their picture; that’s Barbie ball gown status (disclaimer for boys — this means “very fancy”). And last but not least, for the Barbie on vacation (also known as the lazy tweeter), there are services to take tweeting essentially out of your hands. My personal favorite is the That Can Be My Next Tweet website, which generates new tweets using your tweet history. Note to reader: This service is grammatically incorrect yet semi-entertaining. One of my more entertaining That Can Be My Next Tweet-generated responses: “Syracuse balloon company is always forget about being right there. Jon Stewart, you're a big angry birds!” Terribly nonsensical. Now that I’ve ruined Twitter for you by drawing parallels to Barbie, go out there and use some of these fun Twitter accessories. Or if you don’t use Twitter, sign up. And please, for my sake, get rid of the abominable egg. Jessica Smith is a junior information management and technology and television, radio and film dual major. Her column appears every Tuesday, and she can be reached at

ESF stereotype because the band’s focus isn’t purely on environmental issues. “The EP isn’t in-your-face environmental, and we don’t want to be labeled as an environmental band, but it’s definitely our other passion,” Kogon said. Environmental issues do play a part in the

“If we get bigger, great. It’s just fun to share music with people. We’re just going with it right now, wherever it goes.” Sam Kogon


band’s music, Yamamoto said. They’re part of the way the members think, she said, and are undertones in the band’s music. Kogon said the band members don’t know what their future holds, but also said it is not a current concern. “If we get bigger, great,” Kogon said. “It’s just fun to share music with people. We’re just going with it right now, wherever it goes,” he said. Newland said they all acknowledge the time commitment needed to juggle the band with academic responsibilities. Newland said: “I major in environmental studies, I minor in The Vanderbuilts.”



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Varied musical genres, cultural influences inspire Simon’s latest album


By Erik van Rheenen STAFF WRITER

aul Simon needs no introduction. After a successful career as one-half of pop music’s greatest duo with Art Garfunkel, Simon went on to cement his legacy with a vibrant solo career. Though not on par with the Africaninspired jaunty pop ramblings of “Graceland” or the samba-tinged Latin-American sonic vacation that was “The Rhythm of the Saints,” Simon’s latest effort, “So Beautiful or So What,” is still a worthy successor to an already impressive discography. And Simon is still crazy after all these years. Even with an April release date, the leadoff track is unconventionally called “Getting Ready For Christmas Day.” Although the name and lyrical matter may throw off some listeners, it’s Simon at his best. Softly strumming a breezy acoustic guitar riff, Simon’s vocals are light and carefree, his soft-spoken verses accentuated with an unorthodox chorus mashed together from a 1941 Christmas Day sermon. “The Afterlife” highlights Simon’s ear for crafting instrumental pieces with the unlikeliest of instrumental pairings, balancing his dry wit with African guitar licks. Simon’s cleverly poignant lyricism is still as sharp as ever, as the song is a mellow pop narrative about someone heading up to heaven, waiting in line and filling out paperwork. He then explains his life in a series of classic rock gibberish. (Simon sings, “But all that remains when you try to explain is a fragment of song, Lord, is it bebop-a -lula? Or ooh-papa-doo?”) “The Afterlife” captures the spirit of a sunny spring day in less than four minutes. “Dazzling Blue” features some African scat-singing, tribal drumbeats and “Rhymin’ Simon’s” trademark flowing lyrics, which leap into the frolicking, Latin-influenced “Rewrite,” a bouncy tune. Its soft-spun guitar solo sounds stuck in the middle of a summer night lullaby. The album segues into ballad territory with the soothingly plucky acoustic guitar and Simon’s airy vocals on “Love and Hard Times.” The second act of Simon’s love-song smattered album is “Love is Eternal Sacred Light,” an elec-

tronic-heavy track accompanied by strange effects that seem out of place on such an organic album. The song rambles for four minutes with no real rhyme or reason. “Amulet,” a heartfelt arrangement of guitar melodies, has a characteristically spicy South American flavor that serves as an interlude to the mournful pace of “Questions For the Angels,” a low-quality song that sounds ripped from a cassette tape. It’s surprisingly hopeful, despite its heartstring-tugging lyrical content, but drags on, leaving the listener to wonder whether the album is frontloaded. If the first half of the album is meant for sunny days and clear, breezy nights, the last half is meant to be a soundtrack for rainy mornings and cloudy evenings. “Love and Blessings” begins with a mournful melody that comes across as a funeral hymn, and inexplicably turns into a campfire-style sing-along in its middle before returning to its sleepy stupor. Luckily, Simon highlights his quirky pop-song

graphic illustration by jenna ketchmark | design editor writing chops with the title track “So Beautiful or So What,” which definitely leans closer to “so beautiful” than “so what.” A staccato guitar line drives the song and stands out among a variety of different sounds, including sparsely used female backing vocals and traditional flute chords. The album ends with a live version of “Peace Like a River,” a bluesy tune with some charismatically soaring vocals from Simon that reach their acme with some soulful falsetto runs. There’s a good reason why Simon has a seat in the pantheon of the best singer-songwriters to have ever strummed a guitar. And “So Beautiful or So What” proves he can still write meaningful songs for the current generation. Sounds like: B-sides to Paul Simon’s “Graceland” Genre: Pop



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Spring standouts MVP Antwon Bailey

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Bailey wasn’t just the most valuable player in the Spring Game. He was the star for the whole spring. The rising senior set to take over as Syracuse’s starting running back subdued some of the concerns about whether or not he could handle a starter’s workload by playing as physically as any of the Orange’s running backs and coming out of the spring with no injuries to show for it.

Most improved Nick Provo

Provo could be Syracuse’s No. 1 target in the passing game as long as he’s healthy. He and quarterback Ryan Nassib seem to have perfect chemistry, and Nassib used him frequently in Saturday’s Spring Game. Provo leaves the spring poised for a big year.

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Biggest surprise Dyshawn Davis

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Davis enrolled at Syracuse in January, and this spring was his first taste of life in Division I football. It was also Davis’ first taste of outside linebacker. But he didn’t show it. The linebacker, who was originally recruited as a wide receiver before spending a year at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., made his presence known so much that it looks as if he’ll be on the first team when the post-spring depth chart is released.

Breakout potential Jarrod West

West was a player head coach Doug Marrone thought could have played for the Orange a season ago, but the wide receiver broke his foot in preseason and missed the entire year. West is back healthy this spring, and he stood out as a guy who could make some plays in the passing game this year. At 6-foot-3, he’s among the biggest targets quarterback Ryan Nassib will have at his disposal.

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Most disappointing Dorian Graham

At times this spring, Graham has gotten reps with the first-team offense with Van Chew sidelined during contact drills. But the rising senior wideout hasn’t taken advantage. When he holds onto a ball, he’s tough to catch with his blazing speed. But more often than not this spring, he has been unable to haul in those passes, reflected in his numerous dropped balls.

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Biggest question mark Secondary

The Orange’s secondary could be fine. If SU’s defensive backs stay healthy, in all likelihood it will be. But starting strong safety Shamarko Thomas missed the entire spring after undergoing surgery on his arm. None of the three top cornerbacks — Ri’Shard Anderson, Keon Lyn and Kevyn Scott — were able to stay healthy a year ago. Jeremi Wilkes is seemingly moving from cornerback to safety. Phillip Thomas is the one stable piece, but health could drag SU’s pass defense down.

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13-7. Two teams lined up opposite each other, defensive players alongside offensive players on each sideline. The same did not occur last year, as the SU offense defeated the defense 66-58 in a special scrimmage scenario. But for Marrone, Saturday was merely the continuation of spring practice — even if 4,206 fans attended the game. Removed from his head coach’s headset, he stood in the same spot he does for every spring practice. It was the same stoic stance SU fans fell in love with through the past year since the Orange’s 2010 Spring Game. And Marrone displayed the same body language as he did when seeing the SU defense outplay the Orange offense for the majority of practices in the last month and a half. With the end of Syracuse’s 2011 spring practice, questions are still plentiful for the Orange offense. And those questions are there for the simple fact that a Syracuse defense — one that returned much less than the Orange offense — ended spring as the more polished and successful unit. The single touchdown scored by two Syracuse offenses validated that. Even if returning SU starting quarterback Ryan Nassib feels his offense has made clear strides this spring. “I think me and the receivers are starting to have really good chemistry,” he said. “We were starting to throw the ball without them looking, and they would be there to make the plays.” Mental errors may have decreased substantially, but still, offensive success was rare to come by this spring. Points especially. The stars of the spring were supposed to be offensive. SU returned four of five offensive linemen. Its four best pass-catching threats all returned in wide receivers Marcus Sales, Alec Lemon and tight end Nick Provo. Van Chew returns as well, but he missed most of the practices and the Spring Game due to injury. Nassib began his third consecutive spring as SU’s starter. And Antwon Bailey was finally given the opportunity to be the feature back with Delone Carter gone, after splitting reps with him the past two seasons. On the other side of the ball, one starter in Phillip Thomas returned in the secondary, while another, Shamarko Thomas, was hurt. Marquis Spruill returned in the linebacking corps, but moved from outside to middle linebacker. And the interior of the defensive line was gutted. But practice after practice — whether in Rochester, N.Y., or inside the Dome or Manley Field House — the defense won out more often than not. Thomas vocally led a hard-hitting defense that fostered the positive surprises of

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the spring. Freshman linebacker Dyshawn Davis was another surprise, as well as the mature and clutch play of linebacker Dan Vaughan — who played like a deserving starter this spring after once being thought of as a forever benchwarmer. But Saturday, in the context of a real game, Vaughan and his bruising hits led the defense in a resounding victory. Yes, the defense won, even if this was the kind of “game” Marrone wanted to supply for fans. And with the defense’s successes against the offense, the questions not only still linger for the offense, but are amplified. The reason for that? In the 2010 Spring Game, the offense defeated the defense 66-58, despite the fact that Marrone and Hackett’s offense had only been implemented for a month. In 2010, Carter was suspended from playing, and Nassib and Bailey were a year younger. But Marrone, Hackett, Bailey and Nassib aren’t reading into Saturday’s lack of offense at all. There were two reasons for that. One: Nassib and Bailey each looked solid, as the quarterback threw for 227 yards while maintaining a presence in the pocket and the running back ran for 118 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Two: The offensive line wasn’t together. The unit was scattered among the White and Blue squads. “The O-line is a different case, ‘cause they really perform as a unit,” Nassib said. “So when you split them up, it is a little bit different. We knew that was an issue going in.” It became a glaring issue, as three of SU’s starting offensive linemen failed to lead the Blue team to a single score, albeit with a backup quarterback and running back. By the end of the game, and the spring, the offense hasn’t taken the step forward it hoped it would. This was supposed to be the spring where the offense took off. This was supposed to be the spring where touchdowns were scored. This was supposed to be the spring where the offense was better than the defense. Instead, this was an OK month for the offense. Just OK. And even though Hackett was content with it, he realized there is still much work to do before Wake Forest comes to the Dome on Sept. 3. Points need to be scored. “That is the story, and that is the way it was last year, and we have got to get out of that,” Hackett said. “That is the No. 1 thing. That is the No. 1 challenge. We have got to make points, and that is about touchdowns and not field goals.” Tony Olivero is the development editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at

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guy that runs real well. He shoots the ball hard from the outside.” After he scored his first goal about five minutes into the first quarter, Eilers said his confidence immediately increased. He ran straight through the middle of the Providence defensive zone, dodging and beating defenders all the way to the cage. His speed allowed him to go virtually untouched. He took another shot seven minutes later, and he scored again. With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game, Eilers scored once more. Eilers said he returned to what he always did in high school, which was to go as hard as he could to the goal. There was nothing holding him back. After he scored his first career goal against Duke on April 3, he said he wanted to get back out on the field and do it again. But the second line got limited playing time against Princeton and Cornell, so Provi-

Third time’s a charm

Syracuse midfielder Bobby Eilers only played in a total of 12 games during his first two years with the Orange. He failed to score a goal or register an assist. This year, Eilers has already seen action in nine games and has four goals. Here is a look at his production in his career with SU: Year

Games played Goals Assists Shooting %

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“The reason we moved him from short stick to offense was that he just was showing a lot of confidence in practice. He’s a 6-foot-3 guy that runs real well. He shoots the ball hard from the outside.” John Desko

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dence was his next opportunity. In a blowout game during which the second line was on the field just as much as the first, Eilers took advantage. “Bobby, he’s a big, strong kid,” SU midfielder Jeremy Thompson said. “He’s come out, and he’s surprised a lot of people. I think he’s proven himself out there on the field. The last couple of games, he’s been putting up some points for the second midfield line. … Something that we need.” It is perhaps for the best that Eilers is no longer on the defensive midfield line. He said he prefers offense, but took the defensive position because he wanted to help the team in some capacity. Plus, making the switch meant less time on the sidelines. Things didn’t go as planned, and when the Orange’s offense sputtered at the start of the season, the coaches moved him back. Along with Steve Ianzito and Scott Loy,

aaron katchen | staff photographer Bobby Eilers (30) emerged as a scoring threat with four goals in the last four games for SU. This past weekend against Providence, Eilers recorded his first-ever hat trick. Eilers has helped SU’s second midfield line come into form at the final stretch of the regular season. Eilers has been waiting for his confidence to get to where he wants it to be to become a more consistent scorer. And it finally has.

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Holden develops into consistent scorer for Syracuse in junior year By Allison Guggenheimer Staff Writer

Near the end of her freshman season, Sarah Holden roared like she never had before. Holden stood in the middle of a circle with her teammates on the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team. To a bystander watching from afar, it would look like nothing more than a team discussing its Big East finale at Rutgers in April 2009. But the team made up what it calls the noise circle. Players make a cacophony of noises to get themselves and their teammates pumped up. The players were yelping and growling. But suddenly, this time, the quiet freshman Holden put them to shame. “I had no idea I could do that,” Holden said. “It just kind of came out.” Holden, who is now a junior, has changed a lot since her freshman year. This season the midfielder has started in nine of the team’s 12 games. She has scored in all but two of those games, amassing 19 goals on the season. That tally is the third most on the Orange (5-7, 3-1 Big East). Although she is not the team’s star, she said she feels established as a hustle player. And even after moving up the ranks, Holden still roars before every game. By the fall of her senior year in high school, Holden was still not committed to a college. Syracuse head coach Gary Gait arrived at SU that same fall to a recruiting class far from

complete. He had seen Holden play against his daughter and remembered her. “She was dominating at Marcellus (High School) and certainly the best player on the team,” Gait said. “It was a situation where I got here in September and I had to regroup and find some last-minute recruits to fill a class, and Sarah was certainly one of the local standouts.” Holden said that when she got to SU, she went from being one of those local stars to being a rookie on an established college team. Over the past few years, senior attack Tee Ladouceur said the biggest change she’s seen in Holden has been confidence. Holden was a good athlete when she came in, but Ladouceur said she has become a much more effective contributor as she’s matured. “Now that other people have graduated, she’s stepped into the roles of other people and has a much bigger role on the team these days,” Ladouceur said. Last season Holden started only once and scored four goals. At the end of that season, she set goals of getting more playing time and earning a consistent starting spot. She worked particularly hard on her fitness in the offseason to achieve those goals. Now not only is she playing and starting more, but she has also scored at least once in

sean harp | staff photographer Sarah Holden (17) has started nine of Syracuse’s 12 games, scoring 19 goals. Holden stepped into a bigger role this season after starting only once in 2010. each of the past seven games. She said this season she has been a utility player of sorts. “I’m more of a hustle person, a person that can look to step up more but needs to fit the role of really whatever the team needs,” Holden said. And although she is a standout in the noise circle, Holden often goes unnoticed in her role on the team because of the presence of strong offensive players such as Ladouceur, Michelle Tumolo and Katie Webster. Yet Holden has been a consistent scorer with the ability to get back and defend. Gait said

Holden is particularly good at cutting off the ball, which helps get her open to score. Gait still sees room for improvement in the former last-ditch recruit. Despite the impressive number of goals she’s had this season, Gait wants her role on the team to increase. “One thing she could focus a little more on is a little dodging and actually taking the ball to the net a little bit more,” Gait said. “She could step up her shooting a little bit and score some more goals for us.”

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tr ack & field

Former NFL running back mentors nephew Watson in SU track career By Nick Toney

Contributing Writer

Jon Williams knows because he’s been there already. His father was in prison on a murder charge while Williams was in high school. Three of his six siblings were addicted to drugs. So “Uncle Jon” is a willing teacher to his nephew, Syracuse track and field athlete Will Watson. “Will and his siblings had a tough upbringing, but that doesn’t mean they have to have a tough life,” Williams said. Football helped Williams survive a rough adolescence in Somerville, N.J., and track would hopefully help his nephew Watson do the same at Syracuse. Williams, a former Patriots running back and standout with Penn State, has become a mentor to Watson — a long jumper and triple jumper for SU — and advises him on everything from injuries to Facebook status updates. Take the sports-related injuries, for instance. Williams, once a highly touted prospect, blew out a knee in a skiing accident that ended his professional football career. When his nephew suffered one high-ankle sprain after another, he had some advice: Trust the system. “It can be tricky to come back from something like that, and I couldn’t mount an NFL comeback,” Williams said. “But I told Will, rehab works if you take it seriously and trust your body.” Stretch, ice, elevate, tape and repeat. Watson listened, battling through a rash of lower leg injuries to become the “high upside” project of SU jumping coach Dave Hegland. Watson finished sixth in the long jump at the Princeton Sam Howell Invitational earlier this outdoor season and 12th at the Cornell Spring Invite in April. But Hegland thinks he still needs to shake off some rust from his time on the sidelines. “It’ll be interesting to see where he’ll be if he gets his steps down again,” Hegland said. “I know this: He works hard at it.” Working hard has never been a problem for Watson and Williams in their respective careers. Both were multisport standouts in Somerville. Williams set the Somerville High rushing record and went on to win a national championship under Joe Paterno with the Nittany Lions in 1982. Watson took up track his sophomore year at Somerville High, and one season later he was a team captain. Watson’s sister, Nisha Williams, said Watson became a big deal in the small town. “Everyone knows everyone in Somerville,” she said. “When you excel, everyone knows you even more.”

“I’ve made mistakes before. There are people with big dreams here who let money or negative influences like drugs or gangs hamper those dreams. Jumping kept me occupied and away from getting caught up in that lifestyle.” Will Watson

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That’s when Jon Williams taught Watson another lesson: Stay humble. He knew how quickly success could turn ugly after his shortlived NFL career. And he wanted his nephew to know that he hadn’t accomplished anything yet. The advice took a while to sink in for Watson, who walked onto the SU track team. He earned the nickname “Showtime” as a freshman because he said he knew “how to have a good time.” Consequently, Watson’s first SU track season was up and down. Hegland says it was hard for Watson to focus on track alone. But Hegland noticed a change in Watson during the buildup to the outdoor track season this year. He’s currently spending less time away from Manley Field House and more time rehabbing his ankle and practicing his steps. Still, Uncle Jon is ready if the old Showtime — and the distractions that come with him — reappears. “I’ve made mistakes before,” Watson said. “There are people with big dreams here who let money or negative influences like drugs or gangs hamper those dreams. Jumping kept me occupied and away from getting caught up in that lifestyle.” Watson wants to make himself into a jumper who can qualify for the Big East championships. Refocused, he knows what areas of his life are most important to his success as an athlete at Syracuse. And if he wavers from that path, Uncle Jon is right there. “I try to make sure he’s taken care of,” Williams said. “If he says something dumb online, I’m right there commenting him. You are who you make yourself out to be.”

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For the second consecutive weekend, the Syracuse track and field team will split up and compete in two meets. Syracuse will send athletes to both the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton and the Cornell Upstate Challenge this weekend. Last week, SU competed in the Auburn War Eagle Invite and the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Carolina Invitational. Neither of those meets produced team scores. The team has four meets remaining before the Big East outdoor championship beginning May 6.




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Eilers steps forward as scoring threat By Chris Iseman Asst. Copy Editor

Bobby Eilers couldn’t help but get distracted. As he stood speaking to reporters in the tunnel outside Syracuse’s locker room at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, his teammates playfully shouted his name as they Who: Hobart walked to Where: Carrier Dome the bus. When: Today, 7 p.m. F o r Channel: Time Warner Eilers, this Sports much recognition and hoopla after a game was new. But scoring three goals will generate exactly that. “I got in the first quarter, and I was just like, ‘I have to do this. I have to go hard, break the ice, get the goal,’” Eilers said. “I took it to heart, and I went and shot and scored.” And that was Eilers only describing his first goal. Eilers’ first career hat trick helped lead No. 4 Syracuse (10-1, 3-0 Big East) to a dominant win over Providence on Saturday in the New England Lacrosse Classic. Eilers did what his teammates and coaches have been telling him all season long in practice — to use his size and speed to beat defenders and go to the goal. What they saw in practice, though, hadn’t translated to a big-game performance until Providence. On Tuesday, as the Orange prepares to play Hobart (5-6, 2-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference) at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome, Eilers will look to do it all again. And if he can, the Orange could retain the Kraus-Simmons trophy that SU and Hobart have played for since 1986. And his confidence is finally where it needs to be to make it happen. Eilers is part of SU’s second midfield line, which has become the team’s latest threat in recent games after struggling to score at the start of the season. But Eilers was never the main component of that line, as the junior only had one career goal entering Saturday. But in one game, Eilers proved he has the ability to be an additional scoring option. Eilers started the season on SU’s defensive midfield line, but what he showed in practice convinced head coach John Desko that he’ll be more of an asset on offense. “The reason we moved him from short stick to offense was that he just was showing a lot of confidence in practice,” Desko said. “He’s a 6-foot-3 see hobart page 16


sean harp | staff photographer Ryan Nassib (12) and Syracuse’s offense have struggled all spring, culminating in the Orange’s Spring Game on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The two offenses combined to score only one touchdown, with the White team beating the Blue team by a score of only 13-7.


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oug Marrone had a clear objective in mind Saturday in the Carrier Dome. “Again, our thought is to put a game out there,” Marrone said to a crowd of reporters in the Dome end zone. “It’s what a lot of people wanted. It’s what I wanted as a coach. It’s what us coaches wanted. I think it is what our players wanted. The level of competition definitely increased in their mind.”

SU offense shows need for improvement off shaky spring

Analyzing that increased competition 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage, SU’s head coach Marrone scrutinized 16 more plays than he did last year in SU’s annual Spring Game. Of the 104 total plays, his offense scored one touchdown. Of the 88 plays last year, his offense scored four touchdowns. In terms of points, a drop-off occurred — even if the offense returns nine starters for 11 spots from last season’s Pinstripe Bowlwinning team. A real game is what it was billed as and what it became for the SU players. The White team, led by defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, defeated the Blue team, led by offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett,

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