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to celebrate with a weekend of parties and discounts. Page 3
Sarah Palin’s “fame” and her questionable use of it. Page 5
warm weather comes new reasons to venture outdoors. Page 11
men’s soccer head coach Dean Foti was fired in November after a year of turmoil on and off the field. Page 28
Language chair dies of illness
VIETNAM WAR PROTESTS 40 YEARS LATER part 1 of 3
By Beckie Strum ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Barricades, sit-ins, activism against Vietnam characterize SU in 1970
The chair of the language, literature and linguistics department at Syracuse University died Tuesday in a local hospital from an undisclosed illness, said George Langford, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Gerlinde Sanford, also an associate professor of German, was admitted to a Syracuse hospital last weekend, Langford said. She suffered from a long-term illness she did not wish to discuss openly, he said. Sanford taught undergraduate and graduate classes at SU since 1968. She also authored many essays on modern Austrian writers. “It was very, very sad news,” Langford said. “Professor Sanford was a
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wave of shock rippled through the 4,000 students standing on the Quad facing Hendricks Chapel. A professor announced four students from Kent State University had been shot by federal authorities for protesting the Vietnam War. “It was a remarkable moment, in the way that a wave will pick up steam and come at you on the shore,” said Robert Tembeckjian, spokesman for SU’s Student Strike Committee at the time. “There was a ripple of dropped jaws and people putting their hands on their heads. It was passing over the entire crowd and there was a collective gasp at the announcement that students had been shot by federal authorities on a college campus just like ours.” It was May 4, 1970. And students at Syracuse University, like those at universities across the country, had gathered together to protest the Vietnam War.
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daily orange file photos Syracuse University in 1970 during the student Vietnam protests.
Police to increase enforcement on Euclid for MayFest STAFF WRITER
Police presence will increase in Walnut Park and on Euclid Avenue during Friday’s MayFest. The Department of Public Safety and Syracuse Police Department will take a strict enforcement approach regarding city ordinances and New
York state laws, said Tony Callisto, chief of DPS. MayFest 2010 has been sanctioned by the university and relocated from Euclid Avenue to Walnut Park, which will be split into three sections for beer and students over 21, concerts, and food and non-alcoholic beverages. Upon the announcement of May-
Fest plans, Mayor Stephanie Miner e-mailed a letter to students living off campus that said there would be an increased number of police officers along Euclid Avenue and surrounding streets. “We have gone out of our way to inform our students of the ordinances that the city will be enforc-
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Drake to still play at Block Party on Friday
ing that day,” said Thomas Wolfe, senior vice president and dean of student affairs. “We’ve been very intentional making sure students are well informed.” Both SPD and DPS will watch streets normally patrolled by DPS’ Orange Watch for any violations of
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Despite rescheduling a concert on Thursday in Massachusetts, Drake still plans to perform at Syracuse University’s Block Party on Friday, a media representative for the singer said. Drake’s concert at the University of Massachusetts Lowell was postponed after the school learned Drake was on “doctor-mandated vocal rest,” according to a news release from UMass published Wednesday. Students there could seek a refund or use their tickets for the rescheduled date, which was undecided. Drake’s representative, who declined to provide her name to The
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Leibovitz to showcase portfolio By Rebecca Kheel Asst. News Editor
Since Annie Leibovitz’s Thursday lecture was announced a month ago, Esther Gray has received calls from across the country about the event. “I’ve even been contacted by somebody — I don’t even know What: “An Evening where she is with Annie Leibovitz — flying into here to see it,” Where: Hendricks Chapel said Gray, speWhen:Today, 7:30 cial assistant p.m. of academic How much: Free affairs at Syracuse University. “I’ve had people from Buffalo and Albany and places far away contact me and say, ‘I’ve heard. I’ve had someone call me this morning.’ That kind of publicity you can’t buy.” Leibovitz, a renowned photographer known for her work in Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, will be presenting and talking about her work during this year’s end of the Univer-
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Data center named in top 15 energy initiatives By Priyanka Vohra Staff Writer
InfoWorld recently recognized Syracuse University as one of the winners of its 2010 Green 15 awards for the school’s recently finished Green Data Center. InfoWorld, an information technology online publication, honors 15 green technology initiatives with the Green 15 awards every year. This year’s awards were announced Thursday, on Earth Day. The awards’ purpose is to recognize organizations that use green technology to encourage trimming waste, saving energy and reducing the production of harmful chemicals. The data center is the university’s main computing facility that stores student records and faculty information, among other items. The university teamed up with IBM and received funding from the state to create a data center that is designed to produce 50 percent less energy than a typical
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eric valentin (center) , a 2005 alumnus of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, instructs a Latin dance session during “Noche Latina” at Skybarn on South Campus on Wednesday evening. The evening included Latin dance, music and food and was attended by students and Syracuse community members. The music for the dancing was by Isaias Banegas. Banegas is a director at Dance Lovers of Central New York, an all-volunteer, nonprofit dance organization aimed at building the Syracuse dance community.
First Senior Weekend offers campus discounts, brunch By Dara McBride Staff Writer
The first “Senior Weekend” is being held Wednesday through Sunday and includes discounts at local stores and a senior brunch. The Traditions Commission, which created the weekend, wanted to What: Senior Brunch plan events Where: Schine to create a Student Center memorable When: Sunday, experience 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 for Syracuse p.m. University How much: Free; open only to seniors seniors, pulling ideas from senior week festivities at other universities, said Beth Anne Kieft, Traditions Commission co-president and a junior public relations and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major. The weekend also coincides with Friday’s MayFest and Block Party. Funk ‘n Waffles will offer free cover to seniors Wednesday and
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Thursday. A Marshall Street farewell tour is planned for Saturday, when students who have purchased a special $10 shirt can receive discounts at participating shops. Thirty-five of the 50 shirts ordered have been purchased, Kieft said. Six vendors on Marshall Street will be participating in the event. Chuck’s Café and Faegan’s Café and Pub will offer free cover, and restaurants like Subway and Acropolis will offer special deals. Both Adam Gold, co-owner of Funk ‘n Waffles, and his business partner were students at SU, so he said he knows how important the traditions and end-of-the-year activities are. Gold said he remembers attending MayFest and Block Party during his senior year in 2006. “We know how exciting it is to be a senior, about to graduate about to move on,” Gold said. “So it’s our pleasure to give them a place to party during this weekend of theirs.” Sable Nerette will perform spoken-word poetry at Funk ‘n Waffles
Thursday night, but she said she was looking forward to events throughout the weekend. “I’m obviously excited for Drake,” said Nerette, a senior communication and rhetorical studies and writ-
Senior Weekend. A senior brunch in Schine Student Center will be held Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Office of Alumni Relations, along with yearbook and senior class gift groups, will attend.
“Any new tradition is not going to be extremely popular from the get-go. We just wanted to get it out this year, so next year we can start promoting it early and have it become an SU tradition just like Homecoming or Winter Carnival.” Danielle Matfess
Traditions Commission member
ing and rhetoric major. In addition to her show, Nerette said she will be going to MayFest and Block Party. As a senior, she said she regretted waiting so long to perform in front of her peers but was excited it would finally happen during her
Kieft said she has been getting mostly positive responses but has done limited promotion after hearing back late from vendors. The event was decided on in February, but planning did not fully begin until the last see seniors page 6
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Though groups such as the Student Strike Committee had protested the war since the beginning of the school year, the mood, the protests and the students’ grievances shifted after that announcement, said Larry Elin, a freshman at the time and now a professor at Syracuse University. And 40 years later, those involved can still remember the atmosphere and activism that encompassed the SU campus. In the days following the deaths of the Kent State students, SU students effectively shut down the university for the remaining two and a half weeks of the semester. Students barricaded the entrances to the university, took over the administration building for 32 hours, marched from campus to Salina Street and even burned an effigy of then-President Richard Nixon in front of the Newhouse complex. Practical concerns such as how students would be graded and what would happen at graduation were addressed, but the main concern of both the Student Strike Committee and the administration was how the students could get their message across while keeping things peaceful. The Kent State killings could not be repeated at SU. “To demonstrate the concern of the university and following consultation with the chancellor’s emergency council, all classes for the balance of today and for tomorrow will be canceled,” read a statement from Chancellor John Corbally released on May 5. “I urge that our entire community support this decision so that we can avoid incidents so prevalent on other campuses this week and can preserve the academic integrity of Syracuse University.” And, for the most part, violence was avoided. Things were peaceful — but they weren’t calm. The students were not OK with what had happened at Kent State, and they were not OK with the Vietnam War. They needed to make sure those concerns were heard. Elin said he remembers bonfires, gatherings and demonstrations all across the Quad, all the time. “We had the freedom to speak, the freedom to be angry at things and the freedom to organize,” he said. Before coming to campus in the fall of 1969, Elin didn’t know much about student activism at all. He had gone to Catholic school all his life and was naïve to the protests and events actually happening, he said. But from the moment he stepped on campus, he was brought into the whirlwind of the Vietnam protests that would come to a peak that following spring. “The minute I got on campus, when I opened the door of my dorm room, people had been shoving fliers under the doors,” he said. “The first one I picked up said ‘F*uck War’ with a big
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Syracuse University in May 1970 Four Kent State University students are shot by members of the Ohio National Guard.
Syracuse University Chancellor John Corbally announces classes will be canceled for the next two days.
Students barricade entrances to the university with wooden planks, bottles, benches and anything else they can find. fist. I hung it up. This was the first time I had ever seen the word ‘f*ck’ in print, and I thought, ‘OK, this is a different place that I’m in now.’”
Breaking the barricades Bottles, benches, wooden planks, scaffolding and anything else students could find remained as a barricade in the driveways leading up to the university from around 1:30 a.m. on May 5, all the way through commencement about two weeks later, The Daily Orange reported. The construction of the barricades was a spontaneous act by students after the rally on the Quad on May 4, Tembeckjian said. The Student Strike Committee set up 24-hour rotating shifts for its members to watch over students at the barricades to make sure nothing got out of hand, he said. For Tembeckjian, one incident summed up the peacefulness of the SU protests perfectly. One night during the protests, a fire broke out at the stone observatory, then located on the driveway between Maxwell and Tolley. There was construction going on there at the time, and one night some propane tanks at the construction site led to a small fire. The fire department needed to get up the driveway quickly, Tembeckjian said, but they did not want to meet a confrontation with students by breaking down the barricades. Tembeckjian and other members of the strike committee, along with the police chief and Chancellor Corbally, quickly convened in Corbally’s office. The group decided the students who constructed the barricades would quickly take them down, the fire department would put out the fire and the students would put the barricades back up. No confrontation would happen. And it all went according to plan. “The story of the strike at Syracuse was that it was peaceful and respectful on both sides — students and faculty,” Tembeckjian said. “The barricades episode with the fire department is an emblematic example of how respectful and cooperative the student leadership and the administration of the university were with one another.”
Students burn an effigy of President Richard Nixon in front of the Newhouse complex. That safety couldn’t have been possible without the cooperation of Syracuse Police Chief Thomas J. Sardino or Chancellor Corbally. No police officers ever came onto campus dressed in uniform because they did not want to seem confrontational to the students. Any police officers that did come on campus were always dressed in civilian clothes, Tembeckjian said. “He was very protective of the students,” Dale Tussing, an associate professor of economics at the time, said of Sardino in an e-mail interview. “He entered the administration building, too, spent the night there, and made sure the students who seized the building were not prosecuted or penalized. He kept their identities from university personnel. If you find anyone to talk to about the student strike, they will tell you that Chief Sardino was a hero.” Robert Gates and Jerry Miner, both professors at the time, agreed that Sardino and Corbally’s handling of the protests was what kept things from getting violent. “I think we were fortunate in that the local police and the college administration tried to keep things relatively calm and under control,” Gates said. But many members of the community, Miner said, were unsatisfied with the chancellor’s handling of the protests. They thought he didn’t react vigorously enough to the protests. Corbally left the university the following year.
The takeover David Bennett, a professor of history still at SU, remembers receiving a call from the vice chancellor at 3 a.m. the week of the protests. It was Thursday, May 7, and about 75 students had just taken over the administration building. The students took over the building because they wanted money from the university for the release of two members of the Black Panthers being held in New Haven, Conn., Bennett said. “So, I’m driving down and there’s a big barricade being built,” Bennett recalled. “I see kids wearing big German helmets, they’re all waiting for a police bust. So I go into the administration building and there’s so much pot being smoked. They’re on the steps and they’re all over the place.” Although the students remained peaceful, they were suspicious of any administrative or faculty members who wished to enter the building. Tussing said he remembers himself and fellow professors trying to enter through the basement of the building. The students kept asking who they were and refusing to let any of them in, he said. But Tussing, as an activist himself and supporter of the students, was able to gain access into the building. “Professors’ names were shouted out through the door, and students kept saying ‘No, never heard of him. No, never heard of him,’” he said. “I was something of an activist and when my name was shouted out through the door, the students said ‘Oh, if Dale Tussing is there, let them all come in.’”
A group of about 75 students take over the administration building, located in Tolley Hall.
may 9 Acting Provost Ralph Galbraith negotiates an end to the occupation of the administration building after students are there for 32 hours.
The strike lasted for 32 hours, with acting Provost Ralph Galbraith negotiating an end, The Daily Orange reported on May 9, 1970.
Striking symbolism The protests went deeper than direct action such as barricading or marching. And it certainly went beyond just a small group of student activists. The SU lacrosse team was scheduled to play a game against Army in the weeks following the Kent State deaths. The team, to show its feelings on the war, planned to wear black armbands during the game. The campus had shown discontent with the military even before the Kent State killings. On May 4, 1970, student activists sent out a flier demanding direct action against the ROTC program on campus. “We must move to destroy those parts of the university which are placed beyond our control that create violence thousands of miles away,” the flier read. “There is no such thing as neutrality when one lives in a country that is committing an atrocity.” Due to the clear opposition from both SU’s lacrosse team and the rest of the campus community, the Army coach ended up canceling the game because he feared for his players’ safety, The Daily Orange reported. In a more direct symbolic action, students burned an effigy starkly resembling President Richard Nixon in front of the Newhouse complex on May 6. The leader of the group began the burning by shouting “We the people hereby find Richard Nixon guilty of genocide,” The Daily Orange reported.
School’s out That May, students were given the options of taking their current grades in their classes, taking a final exam, if offered, and taking an incomplete in the course, among other choices. Many students simply chose to go home. “When classes were suspended, most students went home,” Tussing said. “There were about 3,000 students left on campus. I think most professors stayed around. There were teach-ins, lectures, rallies and things like that.” Many professors chose to have lectures and discussions on the Quad. Some turned the classroom into a venue to discuss the issues at hand. Although the memories of those at SU during those weeks 40 years ago may be blurry, the feeling and atmosphere of that tumultuous time remain. “There was definitely a — I guess the right word is — a very revolutionary feeling going on,” Elin said. “It was chaotic. It was anarchy. There wasn’t anybody in charge. For a kid like me it was a very exciting time. It was thrilling to be a witness to it.” firstname.lastname@example.org Asst. News Editor Beckie Strum contributed reporting to this article. Editor’s note: The branding on this article was The Daily Orange’s flag in 1970 during the protests.
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Palin’s image better suited for MTV than TLC
ince Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska’s governor, she has been on what many have called “the gravy train.” Palin’s possible resignation from office to pursue a grassroots presidential election spot in 2012 is not the topic of debate these days. The true story surrounding Palin is the amount of money she has earned since leaving office in 2009. From books to speeches, Palin is making a hundred times the amount she was making as governor. Her past salary of $125,000 a year is nothing compared with the estimated $12 million she has raked in thus far. Palin’s first book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” has landed her a reputed amount of $7 million,
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and each speech she has given is estimated to be around $100,000, with $18,000 to cover the private jets that scoot her around town. Now, there is nothing wrong with making a quick buck for speaking or writing a book. But there is a problem with capitalizing on fame that truly started from ignorance and an infamously failed interview with Katie Couric. Palin seems to be using her knack for entertainment and low intelligence to parade around the country as if she were a former politician who actually did something commendable on a national level. Although many can list her accomplishments, such as being John McCain’s running mate and passing numerous bills while in Alaskan
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the art of looking for trouble office, it is wrong for her to garner wealth on matters that are now irrelevant to her Paris Hilton-like conduct and phraseology. Palin belongs on MTV, not CNN or MSNBC. I wish I could say the same for Fox News, but that’s a completely different column. It seems like parts of the American public idolizes idiocy. We are living in a reality television society
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where one’s ignorance and numerous blunders are being accepted and rewarded more each day. This pop culture style of consumerism, which Palin is using to build her popularity, has gone on far too long. The only difference between Paris Hilton and Sarah Palin is that Hilton is smart enough to know she is being paid to be vapid. If you were to ask any political science professor at Syracuse University what they thought of Palin, their facial expressions are the first thing to look for and laugh at. Opinions can very well be wrong, but when countless scholars think of a former politician as a joke rather than a serious policy architect, there is no need to delve deeper into any real future
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plans concerning the individual. Many are saying that Palin is going to run for office again, but with her continuous appearances with the questionable Tea Party, her “hate” speeches on how the government is evil and her frivolous antics on television, she knows as well as most of America that her days are numbered. I would hate to be the one to tell her to stop cashing in on her 15 minutes of fame, but she has to pay for her jet and interviews just wouldn’t be the same. John Sumpter is a junior international relations and Middle Eastern studies major. His column appears weekly, and he can be reached at email@example.com.
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sity Lecture series in Hendricks Chapel. Leibovitz began her career in 1970 working as a staff photographer for Rolling Stone. In 1973, she became the chief photographer for the magazine, a position she would hold for 10 years. During her tenure, she took many notable and historic photographs, including the 1980 Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon curling up against Yoko Ono that was taken hours before he was murdered. In 2008 Leibovitz stirred controversy by publishing nearly nude portraits of a 15-year-old Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair. Leibovitz will present photographs from throughout her career and talk about topics ranging from process to composition to history. “She’s very laid-back from what I’m told,” Gray said. Gray said the lecture is expected to draw hundreds of people. Those who want to attend should arrive at least a half-hour early to ensure entry. But because the lecture is open to the public, Gray said members of the community might arrive as early as an hour and 15 minutes before the lecture starts, as they did with the last University Lecture with Irish poet Seamus Heaney. To present Leibovitz’s work, the university had to acquire a special screen, projector and other equipment Leibovitz frequently uses. Acquiring and paying for the special equipment did not prove to be an issue, Gray said. Emelia Natalicchio, a sophomore fashion design major, said Leibovitz has a broad appeal
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distinguished member of the language department.” Sanford was planning to step down from
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Daily Orange, called the situation unfortunate but would not comment on when Drake received the doctor’s notice. But, “there’s no change in Syracuse,” the representative said. University Union, which is sponsoring Block Party, also confirmed Drake will be performing on Friday despite the reschedule at UMass. “Block Party is on as originally planned,” said Brittany Frederickson, public relations
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week in March, Kieft said. MayFest and Block Party on Friday will be part of the tradition, Kieft said. She said she is not worried about Friday’s events overshadowing the rest of the weekend, and said she hopes the Senior Weekend tradition grows with time. “There’s always the MayFest tradition,” Kieft said. “It’s going to be a good time both on and off of Euclid.” Danielle Matfess, Traditions Commission treasurer and freshman accounting major, handled promotion for the events. With Senior Weekend being a new tradition and MayFest an existing one, she said planning the new event was difficult. “It’s a new thing, so a lot of people don’t really
outside of photography students. Design majors like herself enjoy Leibovitz’s portrait photography for its technique and her influence in Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. “How she sets up the image, everything always tells a story, and it always catches your eye,” Natalicchio said. “It’s something that you want to look at.” Natalicchio made a Facebook event for the lecture shortly after she heard about it and invited 40 of her friends. By the next day, 200 SU students responded to say they would see Leibovitz’s presentation. Natalicchio hopes Leibovitz will talk about her process and wants to get an understanding of what it is like to be on set with her, she said. Natalicchio said she also hopes Leibovitz will delve into explaining her recent financial woes. Leibovitz borrowed $15.5 million from a lending firm called Art Capital Group and put up her entire body of work as collateral in order to pay off mortgages and other financial issues, The New York Times reported in February. Though Gray said it is highly unlikely Leibovitz will touch on a personal issue such as finances, Natalicchio said she knows students will ask about the subject regardless. “I can’t imagine wanting to talk about that in front of an audience,” Gray said. Gray said she hopes Leibovitz’s lecture will do what she hopes all University Lectures do: enlighten students and give them something to think about. “Something to advance their knowledge and their understanding of things,” Gray said. “Enjoyment. Just enjoyment.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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director for UU. A record 9,584 tickets were sold for Block Party, the most tickets ever sold for the event, according to an SU news release from Wednesday. SU has the highest-attended college show on Drake’s tour. N.E.R.D, K-Os, and Francis and The Lights will join Drake on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome for Block Party. The concert follows the MayFest events occurring in Walnut Park, which last until 5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org — Asst. Copy Editor Bill McMillan contributed reporting to this article.
know what it is yet, but we’re trying to get the word out so in future years it will grow in popularity,” Matfess said Kieft said she hopes to continue the Marshall Street and brunch events next year, potentially bringing a speaker to the brunch to talk about the transition period graduating seniors go through. Matfess also said she hopes that by her senior year the event will have grown in popularity and that she and all her friends will attend. “Any new tradition is not going to be extremely popular from the get-go,” she said. “We just wanted to get it out this year, so next year we can start promoting it early and have it become an SU tradition just like Homecoming or Winter Carnival.” email@example.com
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local ordinances. There will also be a significant increase in officers, including walking and roving vehicle patrols, Callisto said. “It’s not uncommon between Syracuse Police and DPS to have eight or nine officers in the neighborhood areas,” he said. SPD usually has two patrol cars on duty, and DPS usually has six Orange Watch units on duty over weekends. The Orange Watch usually provides additional DPS presence on North and South campuses, as well as neighborhoods in north and east Syracuse. City ordinance violations include excessive noise, open containers of alcoholic beverages
“They will have enough security at the event as required by safety purposes to prevent students from leaving the beer area with a drink.” Neal Casey
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and nuisance parties, which cover disorderly conduct, selling or providing alcohol to minors, littering, and loitering in the streets, according to a list of city ordinances Callisto provided to The Daily Orange. SPD and DPS will also penalize students for underage drinking and any violation of New York state laws, such as traffic laws, Callisto
said. If any student breaks these laws, officers will file judicial complaints. This includes any student who appears to be drunk on his or her way to Walnut Park, in which case officers will call medical personnel for immediate evaluation, Callisto said. The ordinances against open containers and noise are most likely to be broken, and partying on Euclid Avenue will be very limited due to noise ordinance, Callisto said. If a defendant pleads guilty for violations of city ordinances, he or she can either perform community service or pay a fine up to $500, according to the website of Syracuse Community Treatment Court, a branch of the fifth Judicial District of Syracuse City Court that hears cases of city ordinance violations. Daniel Kanter, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences who lives on Euclid Avenue, said he is not intimidated by the increase in police forces or the enforcement of local ordinances. “As long as you’re overage, it shouldn’t be a problem,” he said. “I’m not really worried about it. I think it’ll be like it is every year.” But other students who live on Euclid, such as Mark Vyzas, a senior psychology major, said they are concerned about the actions police will take. “I’m a little concerned about unnecessary arrests just to prove a point and just to scare kids away from having fun,” Vyzas said. Chestnut Security, the same security used at every Syracuse University event, will also be located at every entrance of Walnut Park, checking for SU or State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry school identification. Chestnut Security will also check government-issued IDs at the entrance for those over 21 who wish to drink beer. Validity of the IDs will be checked with a scanner to ensure no student
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City ordinances Mayor Stephanie Miner and the Department of Public Safety have said city ordinances will be strongly enforced Friday during MayFest in the areas around Syracuse University.
Students are prohibited from carrying open containers of alcoholic beverages on the city streets and sidewalks.
Loud music or other kinds of excessive noise that can be heard across property lines is against the law.
Parties break the law if they display these types of behaviors: disorderly conduct, open containers, going to the bathroom in public, underage drinking, using or selling of controlled substances, noise violations; and police have the ability to approach and
under 21 attempts to enter the area with a fake ID, said Neal Casey, a coordinator of the event. Ronald Falise, the president and owner of Chestnut Security, said he could not comment about Chestnut’s involvement without the permission of SPD or DPS. Students 21 and older also cannot leave the designated beer area with a beer in hand. According to the map located on the MayFest website, there will be two 21-and-over entrances with one exit and three under-21 entrances. “They will have enough security at the event as required by safety purposes to prevent students from leaving the beer area with a drink,” Casey said. Backpacks, weapons, fireworks, illegal sub-
disband nuisance parties.
Littering and dumping
Discarding a single item on public or private property can result in a police citation.
Syracuse fire ordinances prohibit any open flame device, and grills must be 12 feet away from the house.
Cars parked in ways that obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic or violations of odd and even parking dates can result in a traffic ticket.
Possession and use of fireworks is against New York state law.
Students can be issued a citation if their pet is not on a leash at all times, except if it is fenced in on their property.
stances, food and beverages, and pets will not be allowed, according to the MayFest website. Although classes will still be held Friday, students cannot bring backpacks into the perimeters of the event, Casey said. There is no place to keep backpacks for those who bring them, he said. Despite student discontent regarding the relocation of MayFest, Casey said there are students who are interested and looking forward to the day. He expects it to be a successful event. Callisto also said he thinks students will have a good time at Walnut Park. “The people on Facebook will likely have a much better time just going down to Walnut.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Should Khalid Sheikh Mohammed be sentenced in a federal court or by a military tribunal outside New York state?
By Hanna Dubansky Staff Writer
The federal government is debating whether to try an alleged co-conspirator of the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in a federal court in New York City. “In making this decision, I can assure you that this administration has only one paramount goal: to ensure that justice is done in this case,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in an address to the Senate on April 14. The U.S. military captured Mohammed on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He was held by the CIA for several years then transferred to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in 2006. At Guantanamo, Mohammed was subject-
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data center. The Green 15 award looks at what initiative saves the most money, as well as how innovative a project really is. “In the case of Syracuse, the data center brings together some technologies and tech-
ed to waterboarding 183 times, according to a 2005 US Justice Department internal memo. The knowledge of coercive interrogation techniques used on Mohammed widens the debate about his trial to include the morality of these methods used under the Bush administration. The decision to try Mohammed in federal court instead of a military tribunal has outraged an American public, according to The New York Times. Evidence attained through torture may be unusable in New York state, leading to the prospect for legal maneuvering that might weaken or even undermine the case against Mohammed, according to the article. email@example.com
niques that aren’t at all common in other data centers,” said Ted Samson, information technology expert at InfoWorld. Syracuse was the only American university to be selected on the list. Other winners from this year’s Green 15 awards include the insurance company Aflac, for its plan of paperless practices. Dell, Intel and Standard Bank also made the list. “We want to demonstrate that there are some creative things that can be done to improve
“I believe he should be tried in the civilian court in New York to convey the idea that the American government is giving all the privileges it can to such a criminal.”
“There were repeated violations to the Constitution in not allowing citizens access to those kinds of proceedings. This is high profile enough that it probably won’t be an issue, but the established system of openness in civilian court leads me to support a trial in that system.” energy efficiency,” said Chris Sedore, information technology vice president and chief information officer. One of the major innovative ideas behind the data center is that it uses direct current power to generate all its energy, Sedore said. The traditional source of power is alternating current, but that is known to waste much more energy. Some companies steer away from direct current power because they are under the misconception that its high voltage is dangerous, Samson said. The Green Data Center will hopefully show people this idea about direct current is wrong, Sedore said. He said some telecommunications carriers have been using direct current power for quite some time. “Percentage-wise, the thing about data centers is that they’re on all the time and they draw significant qualities of electricity,” Sedore said. “So if there’s an opportunity that allows us to reduce electricity usage, that energy is something you get back 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 52 weeks a year. So I think making data centers more efficient is pretty critical.” Data centers were consuming 2 percent of the total power in the United States in 2007, and that number was doubling every five years, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2007. One reason SU’s Green Data Center came about was because IBM and its Smarter Planet initiative wanted to reduce this fast-growing number, said Bob Hanson, innovative leader at IBM. Hanson hopes other universities and organizations will mirror what SU has already accomplished with its new data center, he said. “The (Green Data Center) will continue to be a role model of advanced energy-efficient
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technology for data centers,” Hanson said. The Green Data Center was originally completed in December 2009 but became fully functional this month. The project cost about $12.4 million and uses 12,000 square feet of space. It is located on SU’s South Campus and replaces SU’s old data center. The Green Data Center also uses natural gas-fueled microturbines to generate electricity. Another main component of the center is a sensor system that monitors server temperatures and adjusts the amount of cooling depending on the heat. This temperature-regulation method is an initiative that is quickly becoming popular, Samson said. “More companies will embrace tools for real time monitoring of efficiency of their servers, as well as conditions such as temperature and humidity, so they see where there’s room for a server to have a bigger load of work or an opportunity to turn down the air-conditioning,” Samson said. Samson said cooling is a huge source of waste in data centers because many companies do not monitor the need for cooling, so “their projects are flying blind.” For SU to continue its green initiatives, Samson recommends the university should evaluate how wasteful it is acting because “it depends on what measures the school has in place today.” The school has to set a goal and measure and report progress, he said. “I’ve also found that organizations that are most successful at embracing green practices are ones where the directive to be green comes from the top,” Samson said. “That is, company or school leaders need to support and promote greener practices from the top down.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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associated USA, SA meet to strengthen relationship By Jess Siart
on Barnhart aired his complaints against the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry as part of an ice-breaker activity at a mixer Wednesday night hosted by Student Association for ESF’s governing body, the Undergraduate Student Association (USA). “I hate how much better ESF is at Ultimate Frisbee,” said Barnhart, SA’s president. Members of USA took their turns expressing their dislikes and lecturing SA about recycling and the proper use of a North Face jacket as an insulating layer, rather than a fashion accessory. The two groups met in the SA office to introduce newly elected USA officers to the SA cabinet and discuss the relationship between SU and ESF. The groups talked about increasing the number of students who take courses at both universities. Prior to the meeting with SA, USA held a meeting to discuss an increase in student fees and distribute funds to ESF organizations. While most of the meeting between SA and USA was spent informally chatting, the groups spent the last few minutes discussing their goals and issues. Ben Schott, the president of USA, said he wants to see more SU students taking ESF classes. Because of recent budget cuts, ESF can’t afford to allow students to enroll in as many credit hours at SU as in previous years. If more SU students take classes at ESF, those credit hours will offset ESF-to-SU credit hours and allow ESF students to take more SU classes, Schott said. Members of USA said they blame SU professors for discouraging students from taking ESF classes. This could be remedied once internal changes are enacted at several SU colleges to
mary kate gannon | contributing photographer Members of the Undergraduate Student Association of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University’s Student Association gather to talk about how the two schools can work together in the future. require or make it easier to take courses at ESF, Barnhart said. The meeting ended after Schott said he wants USA to use SA as a guide in constructing financial codes. USA is currently governed under bylaws that are based on hearsay and tradition and doesn’t have an official code, Schott said. ESF President Neal Murphy addressed USA at the meeting before the mixer to commend its success and discuss financial business and the 2.6 percent increase in both technology and student services fees. “I’ve never seen USA as energetic as USA has been this year,” Murphy said to the organization. “You’ve done a lot of extraordinary things that are going to make us a better school as we go forward.” Murphy said the increased technology fee is a result of a new computer cluster in Baker Hall, and part of the fee will go toward plans for a 24-hour computer cluster in Moon Library. Members spoke in favor of the increased fee, citing the success of the Baker cluster. “It’s packed from 8 o’clock in the morning until 8 o’clock at night,” Schott said. The increased student service fee is a response to a 5 percent increase in the cost of SU credit hours for ESF students. The current budget allows for ESF students to enroll in 46,000 hours at SU for 900 hours taken by SU
students at ESF. If SU students take more credit hours, ESF will be able to take more hours at SU without extra cost, Murphy said. After Murphy’s address, members deliberated and approved USA’s budget. Members of the Wildlife Society and The Knothole, an ESF student publication, contested the budget, citing
11 academic year, said the organization did not receive its requested amount because this is the first year it will be funded by USA. He said the group has managed to be successful for 30 years without funds, so $800 would be sufficient. The Knothole’s request for funds to purchase a new computer and a color-printing quota were
“I’ve never seen USA as energetic as USA has been this year. You’ve done a lot of extraordinary things that are going to make us a better school as we go forward.” Neal Murphy
President of the State Universit y of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
unfair and insufficient funds for organizations. The Wildlife Society, which had previously never received USA funding, requested $2,000 and only received $800, which it deemed unfair due to its 30-year standing at ESF. The organization also questioned the integrity of the funding amount because only one of the four members of the Finance Board was present at the group’s hearing. “How can you deliberate on something you didn’t show up for?” said Jonah Rothleder, a member of the Wildlife Society. Eugene Law, USA president-elect for the 2010-
not granted. Kevin Phu, USA treasurer, said the funds were denied because the computer was such a large single expenditure and not necessary for the success of the publication. Problems with the distribution were expected due to the new financial plan USA implemented this year, Schott said. The budget was used as a learning curve and is not closed to alteration, he said. “We’re not saying that after tonight this is done with,” Schott said. “We realize this is the first time.” email@example.com
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Hip-hop artists come together to perform at first-ever sold-out Block Party concert By Bill McMillan Asst. Copy Editor
Block Party 2010, featuring headliner Drake, N.E.R.D, K-Os, and Francis and The Lights, will take place Friday in the Carrier Dome. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out, according to a University Union press release. UU sold What: Block Party 4,500 tickets in Where: Carrier Dome When: Friday, 6 p.m. (doors), the weeklong student pre-sale 7 p.m. (start) How much: Sold out in March and 9,584 overall — breaking the previous record of 8,137 set by Kanye West in 2006. More recent Block Parties, which featured Ben Folds with Guster in 2009, Fergie with Sean Kingston in 2008, and Ciara with Lupe Fiasco and T.V. On The Radio in 2007, saw between 3,500 and 4,000 tickets sold, according to the press release. Deniece Holley, a co-director of UU Concerts and a senior television, radio and film major, said the lineup is to thank for the recordbreaking ticket sales. “Drake is a huge name right now,” she said. “When it comes to promoting shows here, it’s quite difficult because of the seriously diverse musical interest across the university. We can’t please everybody, but we can try.” Drake’s show at Syracuse University will also be the largest out of all his college stops on
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“The Away From Home Tour,” according to the press release. The tour began April 6 and will run through May 8, stopping at venues in East Rutherford, N.J., for the Bamboozle Festival and Ithaca, N.Y., for Slope Day, an annual event that takes place at Cornell University. Holley also said this will be a rare show because UU was allowed to have four performers instead of the standard three. Students seem to be excited about openers N.E.R.D (“No-one Ever Really Dies”), K-Os (“Chaos”), and Francis and The Lights as well, she said. “I think having N.E.R.D in addition only amped up the lineup, exponentially,” she said. “And Pharrell (Williams) is obviously one of the most well-known hip-hop icons of our time.” Paige Kunikoff, a freshman child and family studies major, said she is excited for the artists UU brought. “It’s going to be so much fun,” she said. “I wouldn’t change anything about the lineup.” Ali Mitchell, a freshman communication and rhetorical studies major, said she is going but would like to see a certain artist alongside Drake. “I think Lil Wayne should be there because he’s been in a lot of Drake’s songs,” she said. Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, first became popular for his character Jimmy Brooks on the television show “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” He signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009 and released his debut EP, “So Far Gone,” in September of last year. The EP won Rap Record-
ing of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards and has sold 401,000 copies as of March 2010, according to Nielsen Soundscan. His debut LP, “Thank Me Later,” is slated for a June 2010 release. Holley urged ticket holders to get there early, even before doors open, to grab a good seat. firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Headliners for Block Party 2005 Snoop Dogg with Oowee 2006 Kanye West with Rhymefest 2007 Ciara, Lupe Fiasco and TV On The Radio 2008 Fergie with Sean Kingston 2009 Ben Folds with Guster 2010 Drake and N.E.R.D
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REFUNDS Students on this campus voted to support a NYPIRG chapter. Like other clubs and organizations on campus, NYPIRG is funded through the mandatory student activity fee. Unlike any other club or organization, NYPIRG offers a refund of the portion of the student activity fee earmarked for NYPIRG in case any student does not wish to contribute. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is New York State's largest student-directed non-partisan research and advocacy organization. Students involved with NYPIRG’s 20 college campus chapters across New York State become educated and energized participants on campus and in their surrounding communities. Students working with NYPIRG learn event planning, problem solving, debate skills, research, and writing for advocacy by organizing and engaging in meaningful issue-based campaigns. NYPIRG provides an arena for students to actively engage in civics while learning how to make a difference. To request a refund or for further information please contact: Alejandro Fernandez-Lovo Syracuse University/ESF NYPIRG Chapter 732 South Crouse Avenue, 2nd Floor (315) 476-8381 email@example.com Refund Amount: Three dollars per semester Last day to request a refund for the spring 2010 semester: May 4, 2010
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When the temperature rises in Central New York, these hot spots offer break during ﬁnals week
By Aaron Gould STAFF WRITER
ome may be fortunate enough to wake up, draw the curtains and welcome a sunny day with open arms, but Syracuse residents aren’t fortunate enough to have that opportunity during the cold winter months. Even when the temperature outside isn’t frigid, it seems inevitable that any pleasant weather bears the promise of many dismal days to come. But there are those occasions when enjoying the outdoors becomes imperative. It’s just a matter of knowing how to enjoy it. Central New York becomes a treasure chest of places to go and enjoy in the springtime warmth, with plenty of opportunities to take in the sights. As the weather gets warmer, here are a few options beyond campus lines for the adventurous student.
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A student favo rite for its pr ox bathing pote ntial, Onondag imity and suna Lake Park is great way to spend a lazy a af rays and taki ng it easy. Th ternoon catching ough swimm isn’t allowed ing , th been in 10 0 ye e lake is the cleanest it ha s ars and is fit for boating an fishing. A nd best of all, it’ d s free. “It’s definite in Central New ly one of the premier sp ots Yo rk,” said O Parks Comm issioner Bill La nondaga Count y nsley. “You ca get a couple thou n still have room sand people out there and to be by your self.”
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., yetteville, N.Y drive Located in Fa ate Park are a 20 -minute St s boots that ng ki hi e Green Lake os Strap on th biol from campus. ed since your high school ab a gr us it, en su be g t haven’ a bathin d trip, put on rsman for ogy class fiel inner outdoo ur yo l ne an ch yes, the d nd an A ll s. ba ke ot fo at Green La y da e qu es a pictur ally green. very lakes are actu mer time, they have this e in se t n’ do “In the sum st ju lor that you s, natco e he is ug uo H rq m blue -tu s,” said To er at hw kes. es La fr en ist at Gre other inland eward biolog ce grill session. st ce ur so re ural r a ni cooler tight fo on the disc -golf Pack up the skills e be is Fr xt ur scenic jog ne Fine -tune yo it, rward, take a e te ic af sl d u an yo se ay cour lakes. A ny w r d fo be r, ur se st ea di pl to the un a crowdState Park is Green Lakes cle. just $7 a vehi
JUST GET OUT THERE No car, no problem. There’s plenty to do on campus, whether it be tossing a Frisbee on the Quad or barbequing on South Campus. “Even just a barbeque with friends outside is nice,” said Kelly Helmuth, a sophomore elementary and special education major. “Or a walk in Armory Square, as long as you’re outside.”
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FIFA 2010 World Cup partners with Sony to enhance viewing experience with 3-D technology
very four years a worldwide competition is held to trump all others. It draws more viewers and supporters than any other competitive sport and arguably has more history. It’s the World Cup. This year, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Ricardo Kaka will all be participating in the 2010 tournament, which will take place in South Africa. If you’re as unfortunate as I have been, you will be stuck watching from a couch or a bar. However, due to technological advances, that may not be such a tragic thing. Soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, announced at the end of last year that 25 World Cup matches would be broadcast in 3-D. South Africa, Ronaldo, Beckham and Kaka just got a whole lot closer. Sony, an official FIFA sponsor, is largely responsible for this advance. Sony and FIFA signed a media rights agreement concerning
our ram is bigger than yours this endeavor. In a press release, Sony Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Sir Howard Stringer stated, “Sony is the only company with expertise in every part of the 3-D value chain,” which essentially makes the company the Donald Trump of 3-D technologies. Sony and FIFA unveiled the 3-D broadcast plans earlier this month, revealing that the June 11 match between South Africa and Mexico will be the first World Cup match to be broadcast in the third dimension.
THE YEAR IN BEER
remembering it, right? False: The point of drinking good beer is to enjoy yourself. Who enjoys waking up with their wallet missing and only one contact in their eye? 3) Try new things. If you like beer there is a whole world outside of what you usually find in a 30-pack. With so many choices at every supermarket, why wouldn’t you take advantage? The only way you will find what you like is by trying new beers, so ask the bartender to recommend something new or just pick something up off the shelf at Wegmans.
for anyone who is interested in branching out. It is not too bitter or too light, and you will smell citrus and pine. Also, you can taste a nice balance of hops and caramel malts, which results in a really drinkable beer. Dogfish is usually cheap and found at most bars — and definitely worth a try.
After writing about beer for two semesters I thought it would be good to drive home the biggest lessons by revisiting the best and worst experiences I have had. The point of drinking good beer is threefold: 1) Enjoy your beer. Whether you like super hoppy India Pale Ales or the always crowdpleasing Corona and lime, enjoy what you pay for. 2) Drink for pleasure, not to black out. The best part about drinking good beer is not
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Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but just because this is being broadcast in 3-D does not necessarily mean you’ll be able to see it in 3-D. In order to capitalize on this close and personal view of soccer, viewers will need a 3-D television, along with those really stylish 3-D glasses. Good thing I kept my pair from “Avatar.” Luckily, Disney’s ESPN, which will be broadcasting the games in the U.S., was one of the first to sign with FIFA and Sony for 3-D viewing rights. For citizens of countries that do not support 3-D broadcasts, a handful of the matches will be broadcast in cinemas and other large venues around the world. Arun Media, which holds exclusive rights to the 3-D airing of the World Cup outside of television, is planning to host screening events in 26 countries. However, if you landed an internship or plan on traveling during the summer, sitting down and watching the matches might not exactly be an option for you. The good news, though, is that all you really need to enjoy these matches (sans 3-D action) is a phone. This is the first year in the
history of the World Cup that stations and news outlets will stream live match footage to phones. The British Broadcasting Company reportedly has plans to implement its iPhone app to stream live matches to audiences. ESPN is reportedly planning to offer 56 matches of the World Cup on ESPN Mobile TV and VCAST Mobile TV. Don’t have a phone? First, welcome to 2010 — get one. And second, it is likely that match footage will be offered for online viewing. Technology is making classic, cherished events like the FIFA World Cup more accessible to people around the globe at an exceedingly quick pace. Now the only thing missing is scratch-and-sniff screens. No, I’m just kidding. I’m sure Ronaldo doesn’t smell anywhere near as good as he looks. —Jessica Smith is a sophomore information management and technologies and television, radio and film major and the technology columnist. Her column appears weekly, and while she’s sad this is her last column, she is glad she’ll have more time to watch Cristiano Ronaldo in 3-D. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
falls short to beer connoisseurs. Blue Moon is an attempt to make a Belgian White ale, which results in a fruity light beer that usually comes with an orange in it. While this might be good for those nights with no money, next time try Ommegang’s Witte beer. It’s local and tastes way better than other typically found beers.
As previously reviewed, this beer is not even worth the money. It tastes like fake lime chemicals on top of an already mass-produced, watered-down beer. If you’re that desperate for lime flavor, just buy a real lime and save your taste buds. — Compiled by Will Halsey, asst. photo editor, email@example.com
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Student designers reflect on senior fashion show preparations By Rebecca Toback Asst. Feature Editor
After spending $3,000, Asli Whitham completed her senior fashion show collection. Based on the song “Wrong” by Depeche Mode, Whitham, a senior fashion design major, designed 11 pieces for her collection: multiple pairs of skinny jeans, loose organza tops and a few pairs of shorts. Whitham will be the third designer to show her collection at the 2010 Senior Fashion Show, which takes place today at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. Since their freshman year, senior fashion design majors have studied and learned how to create a collection of clothing, which they will now showcase at the annual senior fashion show. Some of these students have stayed up for days perfecting their looks and tweaking their clothing to their ideal styles. Friday night will mark the official end of the work done on the students’ collections when their models walk the runway in the clothing
“It’s a huge expense, but it will be worth it when it’s all over. It’s given me a taste of what’s to come in the future.” Asli Whitham
senior fashion design major
the students have designed. Whitham said she is somewhat disappointed that the show is on the same day as MayFest, and she expects it will discourage non-fashion students from attending the show. Whitham dealt with a death in the family as she finished her collection, which she said made it more difficult for her to complete her pieces to the level of perfection she had hoped. “It’s been pretty hard because it’s not easy to coordinate with your models,” Whitham said. “It’s not that much to finish the last week, but when everything needs a little something added onto it, it adds up to a lot of stuff.” Avery Carter, a senior fashion design major who gained inspiration for her collection through military influences and dolls, said the hardest part of the process is the large workload. “I’ve spent 18 hours a day doing work, including going to class,” Carter said. “It’s definitely a nonstop collection. It doesn’t really bother me. I just keep going because the end result is so close you can almost taste it.” Carter said sacrificing sleep is well worth the final product, which for her has been very rewarding. Her collection has clothes with tough structures but also features fun and frilly pieces. Carter has 18 clothing items in her collection, which stem from seven looks including military jackets, a short mini dress with floral silk, a pair of pants, skirts, and multiple blouses and shirts. Carter said she is able to mix and match with the pieces in her collection, which she considers to be very versatile.
jenna ketchmark | asst. photo editor Laura desmond (right) dresses model Mary Desmond as Stacy McDonald, another model, watches on. The outfit will be featured in today’s and Friday’s senior fashion show, which the fashion design majors have been working on all semester.
jenna ketchmark | asst. photo editor Avery carter , a senior fashion design major, puts finishing touches on model Stacy McDonald, a sophomore accounting and finance major. Carter said she spent at least 18 hours each day working on her collection.
Every time Carter finished another garment for the collection she said she got excited, even if it was just a simple skirt. While pushing the limits, Carter tried to make her clothing accessible and something that women would love. “You go through all this work of making samples, cutting fabrics, and when it’s finished ait’s
such a relief,” Carter said. “I’m so passionate about it that when I can see it all come together it’s so exciting. It’s stressful but worth it.” Over the course of the semester, professionals from the fashion industry have come to Syracuse University to critique the senior see Fashion show page 16
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In 2010, Hollywoodâ€™s newest it-girl is not Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan. Puhh-lease. Lindsay was so 2004. Instead, the newest starlet is none other than 88-year-old Betty White. Betty is Americaâ€™s grandma. Except for the fact that sheâ€™s cooler, hipper, and doesnâ€™t want to smother you with kisses or tell embarrassing stories of your childhood to the clerk at the checkout counter. She began her career in the 1940s as a model and radio host in Los Angeles, before she was featured on â€œThe Mary Tyler Moore Show.â€? But her biggest claim to fame before the new millennium was â€œThe Golden Girls.â€? Who could forget Bettyâ€™s lovable character, Rose? (For all those who donâ€™t know, â€œGolden Girlsâ€? was like â€œSex and the City,â€? except replace the New York City cougars with Boca Raton retirees.) But just when we thought Betty was going to retire like her character, the golden girl pulled an awe-inspiring comeback. Recently, Betty starred alongside Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock in â€œThe Proposal,â€? was featured on a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers that was voted the best in the Super Bowl Ad Meter and was a guest on â€œThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno.â€? On May 8, she will host â€œSaturday Night Live.â€? This makes her the oldest female celebrity to host the show in its 35-year history.
answers.com But thatâ€™s not all. Betty is full of jokes. On â€œThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,â€? she joked that Sarah Palin is â€œone crazy b****.â€? She also confided to Ferguson with a smile on her face that Barack Obama is â€œone hot piece of man. If Barack Obama needs more experience, I could give it to him.â€? Hereâ€™s to you, Betty. Youâ€™re officially the sexiest senior citizen on this side of Boca. Lohan and Hilton, eat your heart out. Thereâ€™s a new debutante in town and her name is Betty White. â€” Compiled by Andrew Swab, asst. feature editor, ajswab@ syr.edu
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fashion design majors’ work. Mary McFadden, a fashion designer with a long career in the industry and a past editor at Vogue, was one of the people to critique the students’ work. Carter said it is good to have real-life perspective from an industry insider. “She has a different eye and some people appreciate it and some people don’t. She came to my collection, looked at it and just said, ‘I love it, don’t change a thing.’ So at that point it was just validation that I was doing something right,” Carter said. “Not everyone will like it, but she did.” But Carter has encountered some rocky patches. When she was making an asymmetrical jacket with a specific pattern, she was cutting a detailed part for the inside, which she said was very complicated. After she had finished all the fabric, it hit her. She was cutting it all the wrong way. “There was no more fabric, so we had to order more and luckily we were able to get it in time,” Carter said. “It was one of those moments where you realize you did some-
“I’ve spent 18 hours a day doing work, including going to class. It’s definitely a nonstop collection. It doesn’t really bother me, I just keep going because the end result is so close you can almost taste it.”
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thing wrong, and that was one of the stupidest moments I’ve had working on my collection.” Carter has had other frustrating experiences. She said she has made clothes that resemble a bad ‘80s prom dress or something that would belong in a Baby Phat collection. After a few missteps, she said her vision is finally being conveyed through the clothing. Whitham said the past few months have been difficult preparing for the collection. But if she did not do this, then fashion design would not have been the right career path for her, she said. “It’s a huge expense, but it will be worth it when it’s all over,” Whitham said. “It’s given me a taste of what’s to come in the future.” rltoback@ syr.edu
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As summer approaches, here are 10 blockbusters, independant ﬁlms to see before season ends
1. “THE EXPENDABLES”
9. “GREAT DIRECTORS”
What makes Angelina Jolie’s new spy thriller so promising is the level of talent behind the camera. In its production department, the picture boasts big names including acclaimed Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce and Academy Award-winning writer Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”). Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood”), one of the best cinematographers in the business, shot the film.
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Bruce Willis, Randy Couture, Mickey Rourke and Arnold Schwarzenegger — yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger — star in Stallone’s tale of mercenaries attempting to overthrow a South American dictator. It might just be the greatest summer movie ever conceived.
Warner Bros. was so pleased with the box-office performance of “The Dark Knight” that the studio gave director Christopher Nolan $200 million to make whatever he wanted. Nolan took this rare opportunity to make “Inception,” a sci-fi thriller so complex that nobody can coherently explain the plot synopsis. Leonardo DiCaprio leads an all-star cast in what could be the most extravagant art film ever made.
Angela Ismailos’ documentary features many of the world’s most respected and artistically accomplished filmmakers, from Bernardo Bertolucci and David Lynch to emerging icons Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater. Even the most casual filmgoer will get a kick out of the philosophy and ideals expressed in Ismailos’ work.
3. “WINTER’S BONE”
Debra Granik won the Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance for her debut feature, “Down to the Bone.” Released six years after her directorial debut (“Snake Feed”), “Winter’s Bone,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, tells the story of a teenager forced to track her father through the Ozark Mountains. If critics and audiences receive it with equal warmth, Granik will surely be recognized as one of the most exciting faces of independent cinema.
4. “IRON MAN 2”
Reviews thus far have been borderline mediocre, with most critics agreeing that it falls short of expectations. Robert Downey Jr., one of the most likable and exciting actors in the industry, remains intact, though. While “Iron Man” set the bar extremely high, it’s hard to imagine this sequel leaving any patron unsatisfied.
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By Sam Littman STAFF WRITER
he summer movie season is all about mega-blockbusters. With many highly anticipated sequels, this summer has the potential to disappoint fans of the movie’s previous installments. However, here are 10 must-see summer films, many of which transcend the notion of what a summer release should be.
Filmmaker Ken Loach, one of the 10 directors featured in “Great Directors,” garnered considerable acclaim for “Looking for Eric” when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May. The uplifting portrayal of a postman who comes into contact with a famous soccer player, “Looking for Eric” has earned Loach some of his best reviews in his 48-year career.
5. “TOY STORY 3”
The third installment of Pixar’s “Toy Story” looks fantastic and is sure to deservedly shatter some box-office records. However, audiences have been spoiled by the blazingly original string of near-masterworks Pixar released in the 11 years since “Toy Story 2.” Is another follow-up really necessary?
6. “GET LOW”
Robert Duvall steps into a leading role for the first time in years to play a Tennessean hermit throwing his own funeral. As the date of his funeral approaches, long-debated mysteries concerning his character are slowly revealed. Bill Murray co-stars in the film, a gothic Western that looks to be a surefire awards contender.
7. “THE OTHER GUYS”
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are cops stuck in menial desk jobs, so when they get the chance to finally pack some heat, they wreak hilarious havoc in the name of the law. If the film is anywhere near as funny as “Anchorman,” which was also directed by Adam McKay, “The Other Guys” will be the must-see comedy of the season.
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With Big East championships looming, SU remains poised By Zuri Irvin Staff Writer
For Katie Hursey, this weekend is one that has remained highlighted, circled and underlined on the calendar for a very long time. With the anticipation piling up, Hursey can’t help but feel a few butterf lies in her stomach. But in Hursey’s mind, that’s a good thing. “I’m usually pretty nervous right before the race,” Hursey said. “But it works. Usually, when I’m not nervous is when I don’t do well. I think it’s just adrenaline. Once the gun goes off, I’m able to breathe.” The Big East Outdoor Championships begin this Friday in Cincinnati. With the meet just a few days away and Syracuse looking to improve its ninth- (men) and 12th(women) place finishes last season, runners have been looking forward to this weekend all season. And good health and calm nerves will be two things on the minds of the team before they begin the meet. Hursey is coming off her best time of the season at the Penn Relays this past weekend in the 4x1500-meter relay event with a split of 4:26.9. Riding a bit of recent momentum, she is eyeing a top-three finish in the 5000-meter run this weekend. And Hursey isn’t the only one coming into the meet prepared and confident, looking
forward to the opportunities this weekend presents. “I try not to think much about anything unless it’s about the race,” graduate sprinter Antoine Clark said. “I try to visualize my race and I try to visualize myself being aggressive. I try to visualize me winning the race. I wouldn’t say meditate, I would say focus.” Clark, whose 10.84 and 22.06 marks in the 100- and 200-meter dash events this past weekend at the Cornell Big Red Invitational earned him qualifying trips to both the Big East championships and IC4A Outdoor Championships, understands the value of late-season preparation. For Clark, the Cornell meet was the last confidence builder of the season. He knows he needs to hold himself to a higher standard to reach his full potential in the conference championships. In regard to this weekend, Clark is focusing on being more aggressive at the start of the race to ensure stronger times and smoother finishes. That’s the primary focus as he attempts to help SU improve upon last season’s results. “I want to go there and do pretty well,” Clark said. “I’m looking (to) set a standard for myself for everything after that meet. I’m going to have to be much more aggressive, whether I have faster people in my heats or not. It’s up to me.
“During my warmups, I try to build up to the race and to a point where I’m mentally excited and ready to run. Then right before, I take a minute to clear my mind and relax. There’s nothing more you can do, so just get ready to run fast.” Matthew Callanan
That’s how it’s always been and that’s how it will be.” As a current sophomore making his second trip to the conference championships, hurdler Matthew Callanan feels much more confident getting ready for big events his second time around. He is able to center himself for longer, and staying cool before a race has come much more naturally. “During my warmups, I try to build up to the race and to a point where I’m mentally excited and ready to run,” Callanan said. “Then right before, I take a minute to clear my mind and relax. There’s nothing more you can do, so just get ready to run fast.” Since competing in more collegiate events, Callanan is getting better at channeling feel-
ings of excitement before a race and being able to eliminate pressure to perform. This weekend, he is looking to match his 14.84 qualifying mark in the 110-meter hurdles in hopes of reaching the finals. Whether you’re a sprinter, hurdler or longdistance runner, keeping control of your nerves is always the first order of business. Assistant coach Dave Hegland is a big advocate of maintaining a cool head. “There’s some technical things that just don’t happen when you’re tensed up,” Hegland said. “One thing you don’t want to do is try and do something out of the ordinary. We want to go in there and represent Syracuse really well.” email@example.com
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early in the 2009 season and followed the coach throughout the year. The team lost eight of its first nine games and only secured two wins against Big East opponents. Syracuse was ranked 170th in the country (out of 196 teams) in scoring offense. On defense, Foti’s specialty, the Orange ranked 176th in goals-against average. The problems on the field were evident. Off the field, things weren’t any better.
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messages left at his home. “The progress I was looking for wasn’t occurring,” Gross said. “And that’s what does it if you look back at the moves I’ve made over the years. … The expectations are high and we want to have leadership that carries those expectations and change the culture to make sure we have those expectations, so that’s what it’s all about.” Aside from the lack of continuity within the team, though, signs of Foti’s departure surfaced
After getting wind of the letter that was drafted, Foti decided to take time out before practice one day last spring to address the issue, both
Take it or leave it Over the course of the three seasons preceding the firing of Dean Foti on Nov. 10, 2009, 16 players left Syracuse prior to the exhaustion of their last years of eligibility with the team. Here is a list of those players: Mauricio Laniado Anton Nicholls Jimmy Linus Felipe Godard Jake Young Tyler Stoviak Ryan Teager Erik Kleiman Scott Campbell Ryan McCormick Daniel Sherry Rob Smith Luis Martinez Andrew Usyk Erik Kreider Raoul Meister
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Townsend and rising sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Jones said. He drew the team together first and then met with each player individually in regard to the letter. “He met with everyone right after the meeting individually and asked, ‘Where do you stand, do you support what was associated with this letter? Or do you wish to disassociate your names with the claims that were made,’” Townsend said. Jones, who would later come out against the letter, said the team decided to “move on” and put the incident behind it. Clearly, the rift between Foti’s supporters and dissenters was made apparent. “The coaching staff handled everything from there,” Jones said. “I think Dean handled that pretty professionally.” In the weeks prior to drafting the letter, things were different, Townsend said. He made sure to run his ideas, and the ideas of the others in support of firing Foti, by the rest of the team. So, Townsend and a handful of other players opened up their houses to the rest of the underclassmen for several meetings pertaining to the letter. “Last spring the group had gotten together,” Townsend said. “Seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen and I talked about all of the things we wanted done, and basically we came to the realization that the things Dean was doing were not in the best interest of the program. We had a few informal meetings at upperclassmen’s houses.” As Townsend recalls, those meetings provided unity among the players regarding the
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drafting of the letter. “The first few times (we met) people seemed fully behind it,” Townsend said. “It was really put into motion by the upperclassmen.” But from there, things quickly started to unravel. Not soon after, numerous players — including Jones — withdrew their backing of the letter. Jones said only a handful of players were behind it, making the letter a case of misrepresentation. “I know for a fact that the whole team did not approve of it,” Jones said. “And that was the thing where the people that did approve it should have signed their names rather than saying that it was from the Syracuse men’s soccer team.”
When Ezra Prendergast visited Syracuse for the annual SU alumni game last April 25, he could sense that something was different. Around the watercooler for that alumni weekend, Prendergast noticed the current players talked less and less about the good and more about the bad. “I got a bit of feedback from the players,” said Prendergast, who now plays semipro soccer in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn for Olympic 78 FC. “I sensed a lack of taking responsibility amongst the players, lack of desire to take responsibility.” Prendergast and former SU defender Pete Rowley — who last played professionally for three teams in 2009 — said Foti was never the root of the problems within the team. Prendergast, a midfielder who last played for
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Over the course of his 19 years in Syracuse, former SU head coach Dean Foti made the NCAA tournament only once, in 1999. In the 10 years since, Foti hovered around mediocrity in a loaded Big East conference, until this past year. In 2010, the Orange posted its worst record in the Foti era. It was the worst mark for the program in nearly 40 years. As a result, Foti was fired fewer than 10 days after the season concluded.
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continued from previous page SU in 2005, and Rowley, who played at SU from 2004-08, place the blame more on the leaders of the 2009 team for what transpired. They place the blame on the seniors. “I respect the shit out of Dean Foti,” Rowley said. “I now know the game better than 90 percent of people in the soccer community having played for Dean. You cannot question his knowledge or anything like that.” A year after Prendergast returned for that alumni game, as SU prepares for its first alumni game under new head coach McIntyre this Saturday at 10 a.m., Prendergast doesn’t mince words. He puts the blame for a lack of on-field motivation and communication on the players he got a bad vibe from last year. Not Foti. And he wishes the same confidence and passion they put into that letter for Gross was brought to the field. “I realized the issues about separation, and again a lack of responsibility amongst the players,” Prendergast said. “I then heard about it (the letter) and when I first heard about it, I thought it was a bold move on the players’ part. I wish that same strength they had to get someone fired they had on the field. … Forming like a lobbying group within the team, that takes a lot of courage, and if they had the same courage on the field I think this would be a lot different of a team.” Tom Perevegyencev, a departing senior whose relationship with Foti was notoriously negative, even came to the realization that not all the blame could rest on the coach. The last time the two spoke was Syracuse’s last game — a 2-0 loss to St. John’s on Nov. 1. And in that time since, Perevegyencev has had time to consider the situation. He said motivation comes from the top, and for that Foti needs to take responsibility. At
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year times, Perevegyencev felt “there was a lack of motivation to even motivate.” But part of him also feels that he and other players in leadership roles failed. “I failed,” Perevegyencev said. “I failed at motivating the other players and a bunch of the other guys did, too. It was just all the leadership. Every leader on the team failed to motivate each
“I think the team wasn’t very united from the beginning. We had two different groups. I mean, obviously we were a team and we all were friends and that obviously you could see there wasn’t any chemistry on the field. So I think that played an important part as to why there wasn’t any motivation at all.” Melvin Andujar
other. We weren’t winning. We weren’t focused. The leadership wasn’t there. It was all basically out together and it just didn’t work.”
At 8:49 p.m. on March 25, 2009, the file that was created was a last-ditch attempt to create some kind of unity. Some kind of team. Weeks after it was written it was apparent the letter failed, and it never reached the intended target. Fourteen months after it was written, with the team licking its wounds from one of the worst seasons in program history, it is clear the team failed, too. March 25, 2009, was a flawed attempt at a new beginning. A new beginning that didn’t come until some of the authors had already left. Said Jones: “(The letter) could have been a little bit of foreshadowing of the whole situation.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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two seasons at SU, critiquing his every move. Sometimes, when he finishes work at the Loretto Heritage Apartments on East Brighton Avenue, his father stops by Jovan’s apartment to find him in the midst of an intense film session. “He’ll be into it with the rewind button on,” Jeff Miller said. “And (he’ll) say, ‘Yeah, I did this well. But I didn’t do this.’ That’s something he loves doing. He teaches himself.” Lacrosse has been an emotional sport for Miller since starting his keen interest in the game in seventh grade, years after many of his peers in the lacrosse-heavy Central New York area. When Syracuse lost to Princeton in 2002, completing a three-peat for the Tigers, Miller remembers nearly tearing up. This time in the summer, he was playing lacrosse to let out his emotions. “He turns to lacrosse and he gets out on that field,” Jeff said. “That’s just an outlet for him. He’s pretty much out there in that open field, and that’s where he can get a lot of that thinking done and a lot of that aggression going. Jovan’s trying to please everybody and he’s just like, ‘Gee, you know, get off my back. Let me get out here and play some lacrosse.’” Jovan and his brother have smoothed things out in their relationship since last summer. They talk before and after each game. But the times were trying. Far from having a normal, peaceful summer with his family, Miller felt distant from one of the
“He’s pretty much out there in that open field, and that’s where he can get a lot of that thinking done and a lot of that aggression going. Jovan’s trying to please everybody and he’s just like, ‘Gee, you know, get off my back. Let me get out here and play some lacrosse.’” Jeff Miller
people he thought was closest to his heart. Still, he insists that the time was one of the most important he’s ever had to endure. “It was really one of the things that, looking back, I appreciate the most,” Miller said. “Because whenever I felt some kind of depression or some kind of anger, I’d just go train. So it really got me focused on the season because right now, lacrosse is pretty much my vacation.” And that focus on lacrosse got Miller more confident than ever of his game. He credited his summer experiences as the single reason he’s finally realizing the potential he said he knew
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matthew ziegler | staff photographer jovan miller is second on Syracuse with 46 ground balls on the year. On the defensive side of the field, he has helped an SU unit holding opponents to 7.4 goals a game. continued from previous page he always had. And it’s shown in his results on the field. Coming into the season as primarily a defensive midfielder in his first two seasons with the Orange, Miller has shone on all ends of the field. In addition to his 17 points, he’s scooped up 46 ground balls, second on SU next to junior longstick midfielder Joel White. Among others, including freshman midfielder JoJo Marasco and graduate assistant coach Pat Perritt — who played with Miller for two seasons — White is noticing his teammate’s emergence. “Coming into the fall, the work Jovan does over the summer is just unreal,” White said. “You can tell he’s been working all summer on his shot and on his dodging. He’s dodging and creating stuff offensively for us now.” When it comes to this season, Miller is just as emotional as he’s always been about lacrosse. “I’ve kind of looked back and I know everything has fallen into place the way it has because of whatever,” he said. “You know, karma or whatever.” But Miller can trace all of that emotion back
to last summer. Back to that national championship game. Back to that stick. Said Miller: “Lacrosse has been a refuge for me. It’s been a refuge ever since I picked up the stick at first.” email@example.com
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Australian native Brown finds success in only season at SU By Andrew Tredinnick Staff Writer
Tegan Brown knew coming into the season that she would only have one season to compete for a national championship. NCAA regulations prohibit the freshman midfielder from participating beyond this season, her first and only at Syracuse. According to the NCAA, for every year after a player turns 21, they lose a year of eligibility. Because of that, the 24-year-old Brown has had only one season to prove her worth for the Orange. Brown and No. 9 Syracuse will play in its last regular-season home game against No. 12 Georgetown Saturday. Unless the Orange secures a top-eight seed in the NCAA tournament, Brown will be playing in her last game in the Dome with her senior teammates. “I’m a little disappointed,” Brown said. “But it’s been an amazing experience, something you can’t describe.” Brown, a member of the Australian national women’s lacrosse team, came to SU in the fall. Despite missing fall ball, she has figured in nicely. But the transition didn’t come without its challenges. Initially, it took Brown some time to adjust to the difference in the styles of play between Australia and the United States. The laid-back approach has been replaced by a fast-paced mentality. Brown explained that in Australia, players are more concentrated on ball control.
“It was a little bit hard coming in because I have my own style of play that I’ve brought from back home,” Brown said. “I had to change it a little bit to fit in with the other girls, and they’ve had to adapt to the way I play as well.” After playing a starring role in Australia, Brown had to find her niche in SU head coach Gary Gait’s program when she came to Syracuse. As a freshman with a unique amount of experience coming in, Brown found herself surrounded by a group of players who previously entrenched themselves as the leaders of the program. But Brown’s experience has shown at big points during games throughout the season, including the Cornell game on April 21, when she scored the game-winning goal in a 7-6 victory. The years of playing for the national team have worked in Brown’s favor. “She’s played against the best of the best,” Gait said. “She’s certainly not playing like a freshman, much more like an upperclassman. And her experience really gives her that ability.” Brown reformed her style of play and had meshed well with her teammates. She has started in each of the team’s 16 games and has tallied 38 points for the season. Along with the production, Brown brings speed and another dodger from up top to the Orange offense. Brown bolsters a lineup that is filled with scoring threats. Five SU players have at least 29 goals, and it has given the team confidence.
jamie de pould | staff photographer tegan brown (6) will participate in her final home game this weekend. Because of NCAA rules, the 24-year-old Australian has only one season of eligibility with Syracuse. “If you look at the scoreboard, there isn’t just one person that has our goals. It’s all spread out,” freshman attack Michelle Tumolo said. “Everyone is capable of scoring, and that’s something that is a huge weapon we have.” Brown has been able to adjust her play to complement the other players. In the meantime, the team formed stronger connections. “Everyone was awesome and open and welcoming when I first got here, and we definitely have strong bonds on and off the field,” Brown said. “There are a couple of us that just click, and it’s been amazing.” As the season draws to the close, Brown has the last few games in the season to prove that
her move westward was worth it. Despite only a year to prove that she is an elite player in both the Big East and in the national conversation, she has bigger things in mind. The hard transition is over. Now, starting with Georgetown and leading into the Big East tournament, Brown will enter the most important contests of her SU career. She knows she only has so much longer to make her mark. “I’m ready to go out there and leave it all on the field,” Brown said. “I’ve got nothing to lose and I’ve only got these next couple of games coming up, so it’s do or die for me.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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omewhere in Jovan Miller’s garage in Camillus, N.Y., lies his first lacrosse stick. In seventh grade, his mother, Delbra, drove him to the Play It Again Sports on Erie Boulevard and purchased him hand-medown gloves and a helmet along with the stick. “The helmet and gloves got beat up, so I had to throw those away,” Miller said. “But the stick was significant to me. It still is.” For Miller, the stick serves as a reminder of his first foray into a sport that has become his
“Lacrosse has been a refuge for me. It’s been a refuge ever since I picked up the stick at first.” Jovan Miller
life. The game that has grown to become his personal sanctuary. Armed with a different stick than that first one, Miller will lead No. 2 Syracuse (11-1, 4-0 Big East) into Arlotta Stadium to take on Notre Dame (7-5, 2-3 Big East) Saturday at 7 p.m. In the contest, Miller will look to add to his breakout offensive season that has included a career-high 12 goals along with five assists. In Miller’s eyes, his penchant for precise 15-yard whip shots in the top corner of the goal that have come with almost each of his games this season was only a matter of time. It was the result of all of his hard work last summer, when he would resort to the sport as an escape from personal problems that haunted him day by day. “Especially the last few months,” Miller
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In times of own turbulence, Miller turns to lacrosse as personal sanctuary
said, “lacrosse has really been important to me with everything that’s been going on.” Miller has always looked up to his older brother, Jeff. A former West Genesee standout two-sport athlete in both football and basketball, Jeff earned a basketball scholarship to Alvernia, a Division III school in Pennsylvania. Ten years separate the two brothers. Jovan’s father, also Jeff, said Jovan often revered and sought the approval of his older brother as he made a name of his own as a dual-sport athlete in both lacrosse and football at Syracuse’s Christian Brothers Academy. “I think growing up, of course, (Jovan) always idolized his older brother,” Jovan’s father said. “And I think when (Jeff) was so successful, sometimes you’ll have criticisms from your big brother.” That’s what made last summer so difficult for Miller. After his brother moved back to Syracuse from Jacksonville, Fla., Jovan and Jeff fought often. Jeff told his parents they cared more about doing everything in their power to help Jovan and not him. “My brother actually came after me a few times and we got in a big argument, and it got to the point where one time me and my brother exchanged words,” Miller said. “It got so bad that there were things like, ‘I don’t consider you my brother,’ were exchanged. And that was one of the things that really got things going in the wrong direction.” While battling bouts of depression, Miller turned to lacrosse. If he felt down, he would take a ride. To the park, where he would play wallball with himself. To West Genesee High School, where he would shoot at the cage until darkness settled in. To the Syracuse campus, where he was able to jog, train and release some stress. When he wasn’t playing lacrosse, he would watch film of himself in his first
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aaron katchen | staff photographer jovan miller has stepped up to become an offensive standout for Syracuse in 2010. Miller has already tripled his career high with 12 goals this season, sixth on the Orange.
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court hathaway | staff photographer tom perevegyencev was a senior on the 2009 men’s soccer team that suffered its worst campaign since 1971. The dismal season led to the firing of head coach Dean Foti.
Letter of By Tony Olivero
Asst. Sports Editor
or the Syracuse men’s soccer program, one moment in time encapsulated a year of discord — the team’s worst season since 1971. On March 25, 2009, at 8:49 p.m., a file was created on Elliott Townsend’s computer. The file would become a letter. Townsend, a former Orange forward,
Signed “Respectfully, The Syracuse Men’s Soccer team,” it called for the removal of former SU men’s soccer coach Dean Foti five months before the season began. Foti was eventually fired that fall, following the completion of SU’s 3-15 season in 2009. “We have dedicated years of our lives to arrive at this point, only to
“No, I have not seen a letter. It’s symbolic and more than anything confirms the pulse that we were feeling.” Daryl Gross
Syracuse director of athletics
said the letter was written by himself and “a couple of upperclassmen with the support of the whole team.” It was addressed and intended for SU Director of Athletics Daryl Gross.
be greeted by underachievement and failure,” the letter — obtained by The Daily Orange — reads. “In response, we have taken it upon ourselves to see that our concerns are, at very least,
heard. We hope that you will kindly consider our appeal.” The creation of the file was just the beginning of a tumultuous path for Syracuse. Metaphorically, it would set the tone for the dismal season to come. Some players who supported the letter reneged, Townsend said. Support for an organized coup was never finite. Factions formed within the team, said Melvin Andujar, a rising sophomore midfielder. Some underclassmen and alumni pointed the blame at Townsend and those who supported the letter. (Townsend, a contributing writer at The Daily Orange, declined to provide specifics concerning which of his teammates joined him in drafting the letter.) Because of it, Andujar said, the team was split. One side for keeping Foti and the other against it. On the field, the effects were obvious.
How a note drafted by a few SU players divided a team, led to a tumultuous season
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The ability for the team to inwardly motivate was nonexistent. “I think the team wasn’t very united from the beginning,” Andujar said. “We had two different groups. I mean, obviously we were a team and we all were friends and that obviously you could see there wasn’t any chemistry on the field. So I think that played an important part as to why there wasn’t any motivation at all.”
The letter never got to Gross. “No, I have not seen a letter,” Gross said in a telephone interview Monday morning. “It’s symbolic and more than anything confirms the pulse that we were feeling.” But on Nov. 10, 2009, he made the
decision some Orange players had hoped for anyway. Foti was fired after 19 seasons and a career 141-171-33 record coaching the Orange. He left with just one Big East tournament win under his belt (1999) and zero trips to the NCAA tournament. In the three years before the letter was drafted, nine players voluntarily left the program, according to the letter. Ian McIntyre, the former head coach at Hartwick, was hired as Foti’s replacement on Jan. 6, 2010. Foti did not return several phone calls and
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