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LGBT Resource Center appoints young, but experienced director By Rebekah Jones
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Freshman move in Alongside senior standouts Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith, freshman Marquis Spruill has emerged as the third starting linebacker for the SU football team. Page 20
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A female student makes the trek up the hundreds of stairs leading to Mount Olympus. Although the beginning of school may bring the reunions of friends and parties, it also brings the inconveniences of buses to South Campus, high humidity, 8 a.m. classes and the long climb up to the top of the Mount.
Tragedies in Pakistan felt by students By Andrew Swab Staff Writer
As water from the Indus River flooded Pakistan in the beginning of August, one of Imran Khalid’s friends had gone hiking and found himself stranded on the country’s mountains for seven days. The family of another friend of Khalid’s had to be airlifted by helicopter to avoid the flooding. “Imagine Katrina, times 10,” said Khalid, an environmental and natural resources doctoral candidate at the State University of New
York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. “That’s when you realize the impact of the floods.” Khalid is originally from Rawalpindi, in the northwest and near the nation’s capital of Islamabad. As Syracuse University and ESF students with ties to the Pakistan area feel the effects of the flooding, the university has provided counseling. But some at the university are also calling for more active relief efforts. “I think it’s not getting the attention it deserves,” said Maliha Aque-
el, a broadcast journalism graduate student on a student exchange program from Lahore, also in northwest Pakistan. The devastation in Pakistan is widespread. From Kashmir to Karachi, one-fifth of the country was fully underwater at one point, covering an area the size of New England, as the Indus River overran its banks. The population affected is roughly on par to that of New York state, according to an article published in see pakistan page 7
Millions donated for construction of law building By Rebecca Kheel Asst. News Editor
A summer donation of $15 million to the Syracuse University College of Law will be used to kick-start a fundraising effort to finance a new state-of-the-art law building. The new $85 million to $90 million building will provide a unified facility for the entire law school, which is currently housed in two buildings, E. I. White Hall and Winifred MacNaughton Hall, said Kevin Quinn, senior vice president of public affairs. “The goal is to have a 21st-cen-
tury building for the law school,” Quinn said in an e-mail. The $15 million naming donation, the largest in the 115-year history of the law school, was made in June in honor of two alumni: Robert Emmet Dineen and Carolyn Bareham Dineen. Their children, Kathryn Dineen Wriston, Carolyn Dineen King and Robert E. Dineen Jr., himself an alumnus of the law school, made the donation. “We’re very enthusiastic fans of Syracuse University and the College of Law because of all it did for our parents,” said King, a
federal appeals judge in Texas who received an honorary degree from SU in 2006. The siblings decided to donate to a new building named after their parents because they believed the law school is in desperate need of an upto-date, unified facility, King said. Giving the law school what it needs most was the best way to honor their parents’ memory, she said. “It simply needs to be more efficient,” she said. “The two buildings don’t work particularly well together. The school needs a unified place see law school page 4
Chase James Catalano scratched the peach fuzz on his head, likening himself to Fozzie Bear from The Muppets as he characterized his latest haircut. Blond, short and tousled curls budding out in all directions, stomach protruding over his belt and a multicolored tie fixed tightly around his firmly-fitting shirt, the resemblance is uncanny. If Fozzie Bear juggled being the director of one of the highest ranked queer resource centers in the nation and teaching an online class to a college more than 200 miles away while simultaneously completing his doctorate of education, the two would be one in the same. Catalano replaced founder and former director Andrea Jaehnig as director of the Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center on Aug. 1. The center will hold a student social tonight for students and LGBT Resource Center staff. Aside from his duties as director, Catalano works on completing his doctorate in education and teaching his social diversity in education online course at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Admittedly, his plate is full, he said. “Careful time management and flexibility,” he said with a chuckle. Casual, friendly and with a confidence void of panache, as he said, he “passes.” “I look ‘normal,’” he said. “I look like your typical white guy walking on campus.” Catalano said he will have to learn when and where to let people in on his secret — he wasn’t born a man. Starting over in a new community — a community he only visited once before interviewing for the director position, a community unaware of just what letter, or letters, in LGBTQQA he represents — Catalano said it will be a challenge choosing the time to be “out.” Being a transgender person who “passes,” he said, can create lead others to question his place as director of the center. Getting acquainted and sharing his story - he had his operation in the fall of 2005 - with the campus and its officials is his first project. But Catalano has big plans in the works.
What’s in a name? D. Chase James Catalano still remembers the day he met a mechanic at a Jiffy Lube in Hadley, Mass. Tuesday was discount day for oil changes. While the mechanic was working on his car, Catalano caught a glimpse of his nametag. “Chase — I like that name,” he recalled saying to a friend.
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Changes made in cigarette sales Israeli settlers killed in West Bank Unaffordable education New York state will be implementing changes Four Israeli settlers were killed Tuesday night, Students from different campuses are forced to transfer schools because of decreases in or lack of financial aid.
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to cigarette sales on Indian reservations starting today, according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website. A New York cigarette tax stamp must be placed on all cigarette packs sold by dealers to Indian nations and tribes and reservation cigarette sellers. In order to make sure that there are enough tax-exempt cigarettes available, the tax exemption coupon system or prior approval system will be used, according to the website. If an Indian nation or tribe does not use coupons, dealers must use the prior approval system in order to sell stamped tax-exempt cigarettes.
according to The New York Times. Two men and two women, one of who was pregnant, were fired at by gunmen while on a vehicle at a junction near the city of Hebron. The gunmen were part of Hamas and took responsibility for the attack. The group’s website describes the action as a heroic operation. Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestian Authority condemned the attack. The shooting occurred in the midst of peace talks. Prior to the attack, officials were getting ready to meet with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for negotiations.
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Engineers began drilling as part of a rescue operation to rescue 33 miners who were trapped in the San Jose mine Aug. 5, according to The New York Times. The drilling process is expected to take several months. Engineers will use a 31-ton drill which will be used to create a hole down 2,200 feet deep from Atacama Desert to the San Jose mine. The drill will then be used to create a rescue chimney. Using a specially built cage, the 33 men will all be pulled back to the surface one at a time. It is estimated that it will take three hours per miner, approximately four days, to rescue all the men. Although the men are expected to be safe for the remaining months, there are worries that their mental health will be affected. Five of the men are beginning to show signs of depression, according to The New York Times.
Afghanistan’s Central Bank took control of Kubal Bank and ordered its chairman to hand over $160 million worth of villas and real estate purchased in Dubai, according to The Washington Post. Kabul Bank is in charge of salary payments for soldiers, police and teachers. Actions it has taken regarding lending practices, real estate speculation in Dubai and disagreements with shareholders have threatened to cause economic and political problems. Now that the bank has been taken over by Central Bank, the chief executive will search through its accounts to search for illegal loans and attempt to recover assets. The decision is seen as a significant move against corruption in Afghanistan, according to The Washington Post.
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campus briefs New student lecture series begins “Don’t Get LOST,” a six-week series aimed at helping first-year students transition into Syracuse University, kicked off Tuesday night with a presentation in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons of E.S. Bird Library. This year is the first year the Office of First Year and Transfer Programs is offering the series. The first presentation, led by Sudeshna Majumdar and Trevor Wiseman from the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs, was titled “The Real World: Syracuse Chapter” and covered the ins and outs of SU. The remaining five sessions will continue to be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and will cover topics ranging from learning styles to finding a workstudy job to diversity on campus. The final session on Oct. 5 will be followed by refreshments.
Graduate student wins fellowship A Syracuse University graduate student has been named a 2010 recipient of one of 150 grants from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program, according to the DEO website. As a fellow, chemistry graduate Peter Rosado Flores will receive up to $50,500 a year over a three-year period for living and research stipends, tuition support and conference travel. Flores graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in May with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and is continuing his studies at SU under the mentorship of Karin Ruhlandt-Senge, a professor in SU’s chemistry department. Other recipients will be studying at U.S. academic institutions in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics and physics. The fellowship, created this year, aims to encourage new scientific and technical talent in the U.S. and is partly funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
maureen coyle | contributing photographer The Hotel Skyler, which occupies a building that formerly housed a Jewish synagogue, is scheduled to be open next spring. The hotel is on track to be certified LEED Platinum. To accomplish that, it will feature rainwater harvesting and keycard-activated power in guest rooms.
Upscale, green Hotel Skyler to open by campus By Jess Siart Staff Writer
A former Syracuse synagogue is taking on a new role, transforming into an environmentally conscious hotel. The Hotel Skyler, which is on track to be certified LEED Platinum, will have 58 rooms and will be located on South Crouse Avenue. The building was once home to the former Temple Adath Yeshurun. “Being a former Temple, the
unique character and charm inherent in the building speaks for itself, and then there’s the local historical significance that is being preserved,” said Lynee Sauer, LEED accredited professional business manager with the Woodbine Group, which is overseeing the construction and design of the building. “The opportunity to write another chapter in the building’s history is pretty exciting.” The hotel will cost $6.7 million to
complete and is set to be open next spring. The building was constructed in 1922 and has been mostly vacant since the synagogue’s worshippers moved to a new location in DeWitt in 1968, according to a July 21 article in The Post-Standard. The Woodbine Group also owns and operates the Parkview Hotel and the Genesee Grande Hotel. The LEED system rates buildings based on sustainable sites, water
efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design. It is important to take the environment into account when building, given the state of the global environment, Sauer said. “I think it’s just the right thing to do,” Sauer said. “We’re already experiencing the effects of global warming. Since we created the problem, see hotel skyler page 4
Former SU club hockey goalie remembered as leader, full of potential By Dara McBride Asst. News Editor
Richard “Richie” Lee Carlston III was someone who strived to give his all — either for himself or for others. “He was a hardworking young man, and he was a pretty good student, but he was hard on himself and always wanted to do better,” said Maureen Schwarz, a professor of anthropology and Carlston’s freshman forum adviser. Carlston, a rising sophomore planning to major in political science, died July 22 from head and internal
injuries sustained in a car crash after spending more than a day in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Schwarz said Carlston’s death is a loss for the entire university. She said she remembered him as a familyfocused student who was polite and conscientious. “He was a very nice young man — and I can’t say that about all our students at SU,” Schwarz said. “He will be missed.” Carlston’s injuries were sustained from a one-car crash in Seneca County on the New York State Thruway on
July 20. Carlston was driving a 2001 four-door Hyundai sedan east on the New York State Thruway in Tyre, Seneca County, when he lost control of the car shortly before 2 p.m. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The lone passenger, Justin Wolf, 19, of Fairport, N.Y., was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Wolf and Carlston were both 2009 graduates of Fairport High School. Carlston was an avid hockey player and a goalie for the SU men’s club hockey team, as well as for his team in
high school. Teammates and coaches from both teams remember him as someone who was a dedicated player who made the team whole. He was also a member of the 2009 All-Greater Rochester hockey team. Jon Boc, SU men’s hockey team captain and club president for the 2009-10 school year, said Carlston was one of the best goalies with whom he had played. “He just had the ability when the team was really relying on him to kick it into extra gear,” said Boc, who graduated from SU in May with a
degree in international relations and political science. Boc said the team was shaken to hear the news of Carlston’s death. Boc said the coach had been excited to have a promising young goalie and the loss would disrupt the stability of the team. Carlston had matured on and off the ice throughout the school year, Boc said. The two had a political science class together in fall 2009. “He loved school and everybody loved having him around,” Boc said. see carlston page 7
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for students to study and talk. Law students tend to study in groups, four or five students studying for finals or talking about case files. There needs to be an environment conducive to that kind of work.” The new 200,000-square foot building will be located west of the current law school. Irving Garage on the north, Irving Avenue on the east, Raynor Avenue on the south and Stadium Place on the west will be the boundaries of the new building. Because this area is mostly a parking lot, SU does not anticipate any difficulties in clearing the area and obtaining a building permit, said Kelly Rodoski of SU News. Robert Dineen, the siblings’ father, went to law school straight out of high school and received a certificate in law, enabling him to build a successful 23-year law practice, King said. He then became superintendent of insurance for the state of New York. After being
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it’s now our charge to combat it.” The hotel’s energy efficiency will be enhanced by a 63-ton closed loop geothermal heat pump that uses heat from the earth’s crust and will provide energy for the building’s heating and cooling needs. The building will also feature a rainwater harvesting system and keycard management system to save energy. The keycard system
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superintendent, he joined Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and later became the president and chief executive officer. The siblings’ mother, Carolyn, was one of only two women enrolled in the law school during her time there. After graduating, she practiced law for five years before taking a break to have children and raise a family, King said. She later worked with many local nonprofits, which King said her law degree helped with. One of the key goals of the billion-dollar campaign, a fundraising effort kicked off in 2007, was to secure financing for a new law building, Quinn said. MacNaughton Hall was built in 1998, while White Hall dates back to 1954 with renovations in 1997. The additional $75 million needed to fund the building that is not covered by the Dineens’ donation will come from other alumni donations, Quinn said. “Already other Syracuse alums and supporters are stepping forward to support the project,” he said. “The specific breakout of funding is still
being determined, but in addition to substantial fundraising, support for the project will be through a partnership between the law school and university.” Richard Gluckman, a School of Architecture alumnus who previously worked with SU on building The Warehouse, will be the architect of the new building. He said he has been working with the law school for two years, evaluating the possible need for renovations or a new building. “We concluded it to be more beneficial not to enter into a long term, phased renovation process, but to do a ground-up new building,” he said. “It feels wonderful to be an alum working on this project. I’m really glad to participate in the ongoing expansion and renovating of the campus.” It is too early in the design phase to know what specific attributes the new building will have and when construction will begin, Gluckman said. The university is deciding how to use White Hall and MacNaughton Hall once the law school moves into the new building, but it is expected they will continue to be academic buildings, Quinn said.
saves energy by turning a room’s power on when a guest swipes his or her keycard to enter and shutting it off when the guest swipes again to leave. While constructing according to LEED standards in an already existing building posed some challenges, finding room for all of the hotel’s components has been the main issue, Sauer said. While the motivation behind building the hotel to LEED standards came from a moral standpoint, it also has financial benefits. “LEED and LEED certification is also
market driven,” Sauer said. “Guests are now seeking out sustainable, eco-conscious hotels, so we’re also satisfying the demand of consumers.” Sustainable construction is quickly becoming a trend and could soon become the standard for all development, Sauer said. “It’s a movement that’s been around for many generations, but now it’s made its way into the political arena, and so it’s really digging in and gaining traction,” Sauer said. “If it continues at this pace, it may well trickle into code and become the standard building model, rather
“The two buildings don’t work particularly well together. The school needs a uniﬁed place for students to study and talk. ... There needs to be an environment conducive to that kind of work.” Carolyn Dineen King
King said so far she and her siblings are happy with the way the plans are going. “We hope it all works out,” King said, “and that future students will be happy and future faculty, too.” email@example.com A version of this story was published at dailyorange.com on July 27.
than an exceptional one.” Along with helping the environment, the hotel will also help patients at the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Norman Swanson, owner of the hotel, pledged the proceeds for the first 10 years of operation of a loft room in the hotel to the children’s hospital. The loft room will run guests $175 a night and feature a two-level tree house. According to a Sept. 14, 2009 article in The PostStandard, the total proceeds are expected to be $250,000.
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Continued increase of blogs, websites leaves Americans unable to separate news from gossip
hat’s happened to news? Since the creation of the Internet, smart phones and — most recently — the coveted iPad, it seems as though traditional news has been forced to back into a corner to make way for the entrance of blogs and pseudo-news sources. Websites such as Gawker and The Huffington Post are quickly establishing themselves as reputable sources of hard-hitting news, potentially injuring big-time players, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, in their attempts to be relevant during these changing times. Let me be clear: The news is not dead, nor dying. In fact, it’s very much alive and is thriving to its
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fullest potential. The oral tradition of breaking news will continue to survive despite budget cuts and economic meltdowns. The problem is that we, as readers, are having a difficult time differentiating between what is and is not news. The belief that news is slowly being nailed to the coffin is due to the uncontrolled amount of tabloid gossip seeping into the newsroom. In order to make both their advertisers and readers happy, editors are forced to assign stories that are no longer as innovative or relevant. Gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow, who was the first to report from the war zone, bringing “breaking news” directly to the homes of American citizens.
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pseudo-news: a couple of one-liners about health care and same-sex marriages embedded in a series of Lindsay Lohan mishaps and Mel Gibson tirades. How are we supposed to act as the faithful watchdogs of the media if we can’t even tell the difference between gossip and actual news? In September’s issue of GQ’s “Letter from the Editor,” Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson writes a humorous commentary on how the Web is changing the way he absorbs news. “I’m starting to worry a bit about what the Web and viral/mobile/news-aggregatin’ sites are doing to our sense of what is news and what ain’t,” Nelson writes. “It’s cool that there are zillion more options for news, opinion and ‘tude besides
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your local boring newspaper (or taxicab) but why are so many of them starting to bleed together, one massive, churning, self-feeding bland-sphere?” Nelson is right — it’s entirely OK to have an array of options of what we’d like to read as the news, but first, we must be given the opportunity to be presented with the choices of news that we can read. Without drawing a line of what is and isn’t news, we are beginning to put ourselves in a difficult situation where the lines blur too closely between entertainment and actual relevancy. Angela Hu is a junior magazine journalism and English and textual studies major. Her column appears weekly and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How does the U.S. response to Pakistan’s current flood crisis compare to the aid issued by the United States under natural disasters of similar scale? By Debbie Truong CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Receding floodwaters offer a rare glimmer of clarity after weeks of uncertainty plagued flood-ravaged Pakistan, according to the BBC. Torrential downpours earlier this month leveled infrastructure, set off air and waterborne diseases and left allencompassing devastation in its wake. Death tolls are forecasted to climb to more than 1,600 as water and debris clear. The United Nations founded a $460 million fundraising effort in August, drawing charitable donations from international governments and private donors alike, but only one-third of that has been met, according to The New York Times website. To date, the U.S. has issued $200 million in contributions. Still, years of recovery abound and aid dispersal had, at last count, reached less than two million of the 15 million stranded survivors. The United Nations warned the shortage of aid leaves six million people, mostly children and infants, at risk for lethal diseases borne by dirty water, according to The New York Times website. The Daily Orange asks the experts, “How does the U.S. response to Pakistan’s current flood crisis compare to the aid issued by the United States under natural disasters of similar scale?” email@example.com
“The U.S. response in Pakistan was swift and generous. In addition, I understand that military assets are providing support where feasible. However, the U.S. and all other countries will have to continue to open their pocketbooks with many additional large aid donations over time. Imagine 20 million people impacted — hard to comprehend the scope of this tragedy.” Catherine Bertini
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“Overall, the U.S. government has responded effectively — providing emergency aid and committing $200 million to ﬂood assistance. The response from the private sector, however, has been surprisingly slow and limited compared to that in Haiti or in response to the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Part of this may be due to the comparatively limited media coverage of the ﬂood.” Tamara Chock
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“One of the really striking things about (that) question is that it raises a related one: How well have the news media covered the story? Normally, when there’s a disaster, media critics weigh in to evaluate the performance of news professionals. So far I haven’t found any such discussion. The U.S. and the world paid much more attention to the Haiti earthquake victims than they appear to be doing with Pakistan. I don’t know why that should be.” Joan Deppa
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“It’s like I’m supposed to put on this performance, and no one taught me the steps.”
to fix anything that’s broken, but to enhance the good work that’s been done,” Kantrowitz said.
“He kind of looked like me,” Catalano said. “My friend turned to me, nodded and said, ‘OK, I’ll call you Chase.’” The ‘D’ in front of his name stands for Dianne, Catalano’s name before he legally changed it to Chase James. “It’s a way to acknowledge that my parents named me and keep a part of my history with me,” he said Family matters to Catalano. So much so, that on his birthday, every October 27, Catalano sends his mother a card — celebrating her efforts in raising him. “She’s the one who did the work,” he said. “I just kind of showed up.” Catalano’s welcoming, warm and gratuitous personality is one of the reasons he received the job, said Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz, associate vice president of Student Affairs. “I think all of us liked Chase’s interpersonal style,” Kantrowitz said. “Chase can bring a fresh touch on issues transgender people face.” At 32 years old, Catalano is one of a handful of young, new directors on campus. The idea was to bring someone in who would grow at SU and continue to build on the center’s success, Kantrowitz said. “We were not looking to bring someone in
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to attend the funeral held the following day. The team plans to continue to honor Carlston, McConney said, by inviting Carlston’s family to the first home game of the season and holding a tournament in Carlston’s name. He said Carlston’s number will be retired and his jersey hung in the ice rink. “No one will ever wear his number again,” McConney said. Chris Moretter, Carlston’s high school hockey coach, described him as someone who always had a smile on his face and was looking for harmless fun. “Richie is someone who just loved life,” Moretter said. “He didn’t take things for granted and he wanted to share his happiness with others.” Moretter said Carlston’s death has rocked the small but close-knit Fairport hockey community. He said Carlston’s former teammates
were “pretty shaken up” over the sudden loss. A makeshift memorial site with the initials “RC” spelled out in candles was created on Angel Hill, a grassy area near the Fairport High School, the morning of July 22. Angel Hill was named in memory of five 2007 Fairport graduates who died in an Ontario County car crash June 26, 2007. Moretter said Carlston, who played as a starting goalie, was a source for the team’s success during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. In the 2007-08 season, the team was in the semifinals for the state hockey tournament. Moretter said Carlston visited his old team when he came home on break during the school year. He said he was pleased to see Carlston still playing a game he loved at the college level. Personal success was not something Carlston
took lightly, Moretter said. He said Carlston was a leader on and off the ice and acted as a mentor and behind the scenes a coach for the younger players. SU’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean George Langford said in a statement that Carlston was an inspiration to those in the college for his enthusiasm for hockey and for political science. “The entire College of Arts and Sciences mourns the loss of Richard Lee Carlston III, a valued student and friend,” Langford said. “His interest in political science and his passion for ice hockey were unwavering and were an inspiration to many. He is greatly missed.”
down in a sense,” Khalid said. For students like Khalid, who have personally been affected by the flooding, the Slutzker Center for International Services and Hendricks Chapel opened for counseling and support. So far only one student has taken advantage of counseling services for the floods, said Patricia Burak, director of the Slutzker Center. SU has 14 Pakistani citizens on student visas this year, according to records from the Slutzker Center. That number has fluctuated over the years. In 1991, 17 Pakistani students were studying at SU. In 2000, 16 students were from Pakistan, and in 2009, 10 students were from Pakistan. Students need to initiate the movement for relief efforts, Burak said. She has also only heard from one student asking about SU’s efforts to help Pakistan. “We want to hear from them,” she said. Aqueel, the graduate student from Lahore, proposed placing boxes around campus so students can donate food and water to families in Pakistan. Khalid called for people to have a greater awareness of the problem and to donate if they want to. Burak also suggested students make contributions through the United Nations Children’s
Fund or through Oxfam International. She said she is going develop a forum to discuss relevant issues related to the disaster with a date yet to be determined. Burak is reminded of the need to help the country by a poster of snow-covered moun-
tains in Pakistan that hangs across from her desk. “People just don’t really have a big idea about it,” Burak said. “Pakistan is not just this hot and crowded place to live.”
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Current team captain Mike McConney said it was difficult to describe Carlston. “He was one of those kids you just had to meet in person,” said McConney, a senior English and political science major. He recalled one practice in which Carlston let another player score during a shootout so the player would be able to start the next game. The coach noticed Carlston had let the opponent score and had Carlston and those playing with him skate up and down the rink 50 times. McConney and about half the team attended Carlston’s wake, held in his hometown of Fairport on July 26, and said the whole team planned
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The New York Times on Thursday. More than 1,500 people have died as the waters rose due to heavy monsoon rains in August, according to The New York Times. The amount of people displaced, hungry or in need of medical care is in the millions. The U.S., an ally of Pakistan, donated a total of $150 million on Aug. 19. This aid will help Pakistan for humanitarian reasons, but will also serve to prevent instability in Afghanistan from spilling over the border. “It’s an appalling episode of destabilization,” said Goodwin Cooke, a former ambassador and former consular officer in Pakistan and a professor emeritus at SU. The struggle to survive in Pakistan at this time also falls during Ramadan, a holy month in the Muslim calendar. “People are fasting regardless of what is happening around them,” Khalid said. It has been a challenge to travel to meet relatives during Ramadan, and food prices have also risen because of infrastructure difficulties. “The whole concept of family has broken
He fills his day with meetings, workshops, emails and phone calls — multitasking through his life. During Freshman Orientation week, Catalano sat at the LGBT Center table, handing out information about the center, signing people up for the listserv and working on center affairs, while teaching his course at the same time. “Having the Internet on your phone makes multitasking a whole lot easier,” he said, holding up his “lifeline.” On Catalano’s list of things to accomplish, making the center handicap accessible is near the top. The center’s location and structure prompted discussion on making the center more accessible while Jaehnig was director. The project is something Catalano said he is aware of and means for important and heavily influential decisions to be made. “It is imperative that we make the LGBT Resource Center handicap accessible,” said Jill Stromberg, a junior and staff member at the LGBT resource center. Concerns over moving the center off campus trouble students like Stromberg, who appreciate the center’s “homey” environment. But Strom-
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berg argues that better visibility could be great for the center. “Where should a building like this be located? Should it be in a public area or offer more privacy? What other space is available? What finances are available? What’s the best opportunity for the center? These are questions Chase will have to answer,” Kantrowitz said. Catalano said he wants to provide a safe place for all people — not just LGBT community members, but also for persons dealing with issues of racism, classism, sexism and any other “-ism” one might encounter. Given his background in social justice, Catalano brings the opportunity to not just lead, but educate others in the realm of discrimination and social injustice. “Chase has a very well-developed pedagogy for helping others understand how oppression works,” said Tiffany Steinwert, dean of Hendricks Chapel. Catalano experienced harassment and
oppression in his own life, adding to his repertoire another qualification to lead the center. When in the hospital or at the airport, Catalano was time and again referred to as “it,” he said. Catalano was once accused of making a sexist remark to a woman during a discussion group. Having spent the majority of his life in a woman’s body, Catalano was caught off guard and had to step back and reevaluate his own perceptions. “It’s like I’m supposed to put on this performance, and no one taught me the steps,” Catalano said of filling the role of a white man in, what he called, a predominately sexist culture. Steinwert and Kantrowitz agree, however, that all of his past struggles, his extensive background in social justice and his concern for all people’s suffering all the more prepare him for the job. Filling what he admits are the “enormous” shoes Jaehnig left behind, Catalano’s staff awaits the new year and the chance to continue work at the center with him. “The resource center as it stands now is a shining example of excellence,” said Stromberg. “Mr. Catalano will continue the fight that Ms. Jaehnig and so many others began here at Syracuse.” Rdjone03@syr.edu
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Activists hold classes on Capitol to promote naturalization of undocumented students By Meghin Delaney
milio Vicente graduated high school with an acceptance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But instead of heading off to college like most 18-year-olds, he decided to defer for a year to focus on making sure 65,000 other high school graduates could go to college. Vicente and a group of friends founded DREAM University this summer in Washington, D.C., with the hope of persuading congressmen to vote on an act that would give immigrants more options after high school. DREAM University ran at the Capitol from July 14 through Aug. 4, the last day of Congress’ summer 2010 session. Each day opened with students and administration dancing to the “Cha Cha Slide” in front of the White House. Professors were given the option to teach whatever they wanted. Classes ranged from learning Japanese, arts and crafts, and the history of migration. The concept evolved from an idea to hold a vigil in front of the White House in honor of undocumented immigrants barred from attending university, Vicente said. “The idea for DREAM U was given by a friend when we were deciding what to do to keep the DREAM Act in the mind of elected officials and regular people,” he said. The DREAM Act aims to make undocumented immigrants who have graduated high school or received their GED eligible for a conditional lawful permanent resident status if they have been in the country longer than five years and were younger than 16 years old upon entering. This status would be valid for six years and
would allow the student to work, go to school or join the military, according to the DREAM Act website. Students would not be eligible for federal grants, but would be eligible for work-study, loans, grants and scholarships from individual universities. The conditional element of the status would be removed after six years if the student has completed two years in a program for a bachelor’s degree or higher or has served in the armed forces for two years. Congress has not yet voted on the act. The university attracted people from all walks of life, said Vicente, who works in logistics for DREAM University. “There was an awesome blend of undocumented, documented, young and old people. There were undocumented students, but we also had a lot of allies who wanted to show us their support and be part of DREAM U,” Vicente said. There was little visible opposition to these classes, and the idea was well-received, said Julieta Garibay, who works in administration for DREAM University and has been advocating for the DREAM Act for six years. The most difficult part of the process was obtaining permits for holding classes outside, Garibay said. The area around the White House is very strict on what is allowed, but she said DREAM U had the manpower and willingness to travel to show support. “Our main goal was to increase awareness, keep the issue alive and continue pressuring Congress members. Also, taking into account that some of our DREAMees cannot go to college, we figured if they deny us an education, we will build our own school,” Garibay said. Creating a welcoming and open environment
was an important facet to the university. “The university opened its doors to all, especially undocumented youth, who have faced so many doors closing in their lives because of their immigration status,” said Wooten Gough, who was heavily involved in recruiting people through Facebook and securing housing for the university event. DREAM University hopes to open again within the next couple of weeks, Vicente said. Organizers said they believe the event was successful because supporters of the DREAM Act were able to get media coverage and keep the
DREAM Act alive in some way. Right now, they are in the planning stages for when the recess ends to keep the message alive, Garibay said. “DREAM U is important to me because I believe that anyone who wants an education should be able to get it,” Vicente said. “An education is what will take us out of this economic pit. I want to see my friends be able to use their degrees and be able to contribute to their communities.” email@example.com
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kirsten celo | asst. photo editor clockwise from top left Goldstein Fitness Center, Marshall Mall Fitness Center, Archbold and Flanagan Gymnasium, Ernie Davis Hall Fitness Center. Each gym on campus is distinguished by their particular positives and negatives. Some gyms are better suited for experienced gym rats, while others a more welcoming for fitness center newcomers.
Finding a comfortable campus gym can be tricky, you just have to know what to look for
By Kelly Outram
yracuse University sure likes to stay in shape. With more equipment at Goldstein Fitness Center on South Campus and the still-fresh Ernie Davis Hall Fitness Center on Main Campus, it’s easier than ever to lock and load the guns around campus. The only exercise issue for workout newbies is, “Where should I start?” Going to the gym for the first time can be a scary and embarrassing experience. Walking into
a stuffy room in which people “in the zone” sweat away on daunting machines can be intimidating for the first-time exerciser. Fumbling with the emergency clip on the treadmill while feeling the sweat f ly off the person on the next machine is nothing short of scarring. Not to mention gross. To prevent pre-workout trauma from ever happening again, here is a rundown of the Main Campus fitness centers and good places to start.
“Best place for beginners:” Marion Fitness Center The Marion Fitness Center is the best for someone just starting to work out. Since it is a smaller space with lower weight machines, it’s the perfect place to get motivated. Also, not having other people around takes a lot of the first-time pressures away. This gym, unlike others, constantly keeps the radio on. So even if you don’t remember an iPod, you can still have a good
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SU Alumnus uses planning skills for Clinton wedding By Brittney Davies Staff Writer
If any employee is still wondering who left more than a dozen chickens in E.S. Bird Library during the early ‘80s, it had something to do with Bryan Rafanelli — as in the Bryan Rafanelli who planned Chel-
sea Clinton’s wedding-of-the-year extravaganza. The incident was framed as a fraternity joke, and it was, to an extent, but the chickens were deposited after they had served their initial purpose — clucking and waddling around bales of hay in the Delta Tau
Delta house for a farm-themed party, complete with a corral assembled in the living room. It was one of the many events Rafanelli organized as a political science major at Syracuse University. Other notables were Winter Weekend’s first ice-carving compe-
tition and a campuswide dance-athon to raise money for muscular dystrophy. “He always tried to bring it to another level,” said Alec Stern, his roommate at SU for three years. “Even in college, it was just clear that he had a knack for it.”
Today, Rafanelli coordinates about 100 events a year and runs the Boston-based Rafanelli Events, the design and execution company he started 14 years ago. A few standouts on his résumé include fundraising for Hillary Clinton’s Senate and see planning page 14
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2,361: Thatâ€™s how many YouTube hits the Department of Public Safety needs. After releasing a safety video for the South Campus population of 3,005 students, the video has only received 644 hits, falling short of the full target audience. The video, loosely based off of the MTV show â€œCribs,â€? is the work of Syracuse Universityâ€™s Department of Public Safety and the SU Video Production Unit. It instructs students on the safety issues that are geared toward people living on South Campus. It seems, however, that the connection hasnâ€™t been made. The video was downloaded onto YouTube Aug. 6, according to the clipâ€™s page. In a month, the video has only had 644 hits since Tuesday night. The new video gives tips on how to be an ideal resident of South Campus. Playing loud polka is frowned upon, and taking a spatula to your smoke alarm probably isnâ€™t the best idea. If you didnâ€™t lock your door before departing for spring break, you might just come home to an empty pad. Sam Goldenberg starred in the video as the nonchalant, naive apartment dweller. The television, radio and fi lm alumnus said he is not surprised by the videoâ€™s lack of success. â€œI donâ€™t think kids are going to log on to YouTube to watch this,â€? he said. â€œHow are you
going to get the word out? What, put flyers on campus to see a video on safety? I donâ€™t honestly know how the hell theyâ€™re going to get an audience.â€? Goldenberg said he would have taken the concept in a completely different and extreme direction, complete with fiery explosions and holes blown out in the apartment walls via shotguns. â€œI think photos speak louder than words. A still (photograph) of a clearly vandalized apartment with a big hole shattered through it and cables ripped out of the wall. And then a single line of text that says something like, â€˜Told you so.â€™â€? Posters of an overexaggerated break-in would bring the point home, he said. He feels that a single picture on a flyer plastered all over campus would stick better in a studentâ€™s mind than a video. Some current students think the effort DPS is making with new technology is nice, but doesnâ€™t necessarily translate. Shalisa Gunter, a sophomore psychology and pre-med major who lives in a South Campus apartment, said the DPS flyers and handouts highlighting safety issues are not as exciting as a video, but both of them are being passed by the wayside. â€œThey do a lot with the handouts and stuff, but people donâ€™t usually read them,â€? she said. â€œAnd I think doing the video is a good idea, but
itâ€™s kind of a waste if no one knows about it.â€? The â€œCribsâ€? twist was done to get more attention to the video and its important messages, Callisto said. â€œWeâ€™re always trying to find a way to capture attention. When our crime prevention officers or a student logs on to our website or goes on YouTube to watch the video, it will make a connection,â€? he said. However, Callisto admitted DPS has not done any direct advertising for the video. He said SUâ€™s Office of Residence Life has several copies of the video, but he doesnâ€™t know exactly what the office is doing with them. The DPS website also has a link to the video in a news release. Some students say the modern appeal of the â€œCribsâ€? parody is clever and a good reason to advertise to college students. â€œI think itâ€™d be cute,â€? said Amanda Temple, a freshman natural history major. â€œI havenâ€™t seen â€˜Cribsâ€™ in such a long time. Itâ€™d be such a throwback.â€? Goldenberg said working on the video was fun, but thinks a video was the wrong medium. â€œWhen some videos get on YouTube, they get a million hits within a couple hours,â€? he said. â€œPeople go on YouTube to be entertained. I donâ€™t think anyoneâ€™s going to go out of their way to watch someone tell them what to do.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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ome of the greatest things about being a student at Syracuse University involve the Division I sports teams, set with the packed games and spirited fans who go to them. Even if you haven’t the slightest clue what a field goal or bank shot is, nothing beats throwing on your SU gear to go cheer on the Orange. But what do you do when your plain “GO ORANGE” T-shirt and blue jeans combo doesn’t hold its own against the legions of body-painted juniors? There are some hardcore fans out there, and it’s almost impossible to stand out against all that orange. If you think your game day get-up could use a little extra pizzazz, try out a few tried, but true, wardrobe upgrades. First off, do something about your shirt. You might be hesitant to cut up your “Otto’s Army” T-shirt after you just purchased it for $14.95, but there isn’t a better (not to mention, easier) way to make it one-of-a-
Stand out in the sea of orange with these game day touch-ups
kind. Ditch the 80’s off-the-shoulder look and try something more unique. Cut the shirt into a tank top and braid the straps, or buy an oversized T-shirt and wear it as a belted dress, complete with rolled up sleeves. Cinch it in the back with some blue ribbons if it’s too oversized. Rip pieces off the hem and attach single studs, or thread some metallic string through the collar and sleeves. Look to the latest fashion trends if you want something extra. Really, the possibilities are endless. Next, get rid of those boring old blue jeans and try something a little more fun. You can wear jeans any day. Get some blue and orange striped socks and wear them with denim shorts or rolled up jeans. Match a sequined skirt with blue tights and your trusty pair of Converse. The funkier it is, the better. If leggings are more your style, invest in a navy blue pair. Leave the heels at home and please resist the urge to wear your Uggs. You will be mocked. The easiest touch-up for any ordinary outfit is a hat, headband or ribbon. How-
ever, the baseball hat is expected, so get some construction paper and make your own creation. Try parting your hair in two and braiding an orange ribbon through it. Sprinkle blue glitter on your ponytail and keep it in place with some strong-hold hairspray. Take a page from Katy Perry’s book and glue an orange on an old headband. Draw an Otto face on it with a black sharpie. Don’t forget the face paint. No need to completely cover your face with blue and orange goop (though I do encourage it). Two black lines under your eyes will show you’re as tough as the guys in the gridiron. Despite your shirt, striped socks or orange ribbon, it’s all about accessories in the end. Blue and orange Mardi Gras beads, an orange feather boa or even just a huge sign will make you stick out. Remember, the more ridiculous the better. You only have four years here, why wouldn’t you want to go all out? Anyone who laughs at you is probably a Hoya. letousig@ syr.edu
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Tank top with braided straps
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presidential campaigns and making arrangements for a handful of President Barack Obama’s inauguration events. Rafanelli’s fame rose this summer as the media speculated the whereabouts of the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding. To maintain secrecy, he found and booked the location without telling people what it was for, he said. The 500 invited guests were told about Rhinebeck, N.Y., only five days before the wedding. Though the wedding is over, Rafanelli has plenty to keep him busy this fall. He’s working on the launch of a new American wing of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the annual Storybook Ball, which raises money for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He also hopes to expand his Washington, D.C., center, which opened last year when he was working on Obama’s inauguration events. “I had an extraordinary summer, with amazing projects. And so, I have to keep my eye on 2011. We have to feed the monster, you know, keep this going,” he said with a laugh. The precursor to his rise as an event designer was his positions as co-social chairman
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“In the zone:” Brockway Fitness Center Brockway seems to be designed for both extremes of people: the seasoned workout veteran and the scrawny beginner. The privacy and remoteness of the location is good for people who don’t want their gym virginity exposed. But it is also good for anyone who wants to stay focused on his or her workout. The facility also feels a little more relaxed because there isn’t an employee from Recreation Services to swipe an ID card. Students just sign themselves in. On the downside, Brockway’s treadmills and the free weights are
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of Delt and president of the Interfraternity Council at SU, Rafanelli said. “There was always rush parties, and every house recruiting for new members,” he said. “So that was really where I cut my teeth, organizing and pulling people together, coming up with themes and producing the events.” Rafanelli would put his own special touches on each event, Stern said, and they were replicated in future years.
In September 1983, during his senior year, he told a Daily Orange reporter he was planning on pursuing a master’s degree or going to law school, then working in public administration or getting elected. Through the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, he interned at the Syracuse mayor’s office and with the councilor-at-large, Joseph Nicoletti. “I was knee-deep in politics,” Rafanelli said. And he doesn’t regret it.
“He always tried to bring it to another level. Even in college it was just clear that he had a knack for it.” Alec Stern
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“There was definitely a unique touch and a unique flair with everything we did,” said Stern, who was Delt’s co-social chairman with Rafanelli, and often still works with him on nonprofit events as the vice president of strategic market development at Constant Contact. Rafanelli never planned on being an event coordinator, though. He seemed poised to follow the same path as the many lawyers in his family. After loving high school history, he enrolled at SU as a political science major.
“Oh my God, are you kidding?” he said when asked if his political science major ever comes in handy. “I think life is politics in many ways. So often, you’re dealing with people who want to be the best, who want to serve and compete against each other. So I just feel like it’s so alive and well all the time. This kind of push and pull that happens in politics is really what happens in daily life.” After graduating in 1984, he joined an executive training program with a department
in two different rooms. Moving between them can interrupt the exercise flow and is just annoying. “Place to use your best pick-up lines” Marshall Square Mall Fitness Center Walk into the gym, look to the right and what do you see? Hordes of females working out on treadmills and elliptical machines. This gym, which opened in August 2007, has seven flatscreen televisions and had the most comfortable temperature out of all the gyms. The gym has a lot of floor space to exercise with workout balls. A set of stairs also separates weightlifting from the machines, so if it’s your first time on a treadmill, there’s no need to get intimidated by the person benching 250 pounds.
often feels much hotter than average and the equipment is older, the real pull of Archbold is the fact that it’s the gym on campus. It opens the earliest, and the fact that it shares the building with the rest of Archbold and Flanagan Gym, opens a lot of doors. If running on the treadmill or lifting weights isn’t your thing, there are also basketball courts, dance studios and even a pool as workout alternatives. These options definitely break the monotony of a traditional 10-set, three repetition lifting regimen.
“Old Faithful:” Archbold and Flanagan Gymnasium Even at 7 a.m., Archbold is packed with students and faculty members hoping to get a quick workout in before class. While the temperature
“Workout without the workout:” Women’s Building Unless you live on the Mount, there really is no reason to venture to the Women’s Building to use its fitness center. It has all the trimmings of Archbold, but the hike up to the Mount may get you hot and sweaty before you
store, which gave him a solid understanding of business and retail. He later went to design school, became an interior architect and was constantly volunteering to organize events for nonprofit organizations, which led to the start of Rafanelli Events. About 30 percent of the company’s projects are for nonprofits, he said. Planning events such as the three-day Muscular Dystrophy Dance Marathon at SU is what sparked his interest in nonprofit events, Rafanelli said. “The core of it was going to Syracuse, doing my fraternity,” he said. “They were incredibly philanthropic. Most of the community was. I really feel like Syracuse was a place where everyone was giving back.” But nothing Rafanelli organized at SU — or anywhere else — involved a level of secrecy like the Rhinebeck wedding, he said. He’s still not disclosing the cost, other than denying rumors of $150 invitations and $15,000 toilets in an interview with The New York Times. “Oh, God, no,” he said when asked about the cost. “Don’t get me started about that!” But this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After all, he kept the chickens a secret for nearly 30 years. bmdavies@ syr.edu
even pick up a dumbbell. With five other gyms below, the Women’s Building isn’t really worth it. At least it’s convenient for those living in Flint and Day Halls.
“The future:” Ernie Davis Fitness Center Who doesn’t want to work out in a new gym with iPod-friendly treadmills, large glass windows and an impressive collection of workout balls? At the same time, who wants to stand in a packed area waiting for a machine? The newness of Ernie Davis is a blessing and a curse. The equipment is great, but everyone wants to use it. That toss up can be frustrating for someone who just wants to work out and not gawk at the shiny new toys. Ernie Davis’ location is prime for students living off campus, and the adjacent studio is nice for personal exercises or dancing. Just try to resist the urge for a post-workout cookie in the dining hall. kaoutram@ syr.edu
gym jams Grunting body builders and screechy treadmills can get annoying after a while. Drown out the distractions with these gym- specifically songs. Brockway Gym: “Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor Marion Gym: “Dynamite,” by Taio Cruz Archbold: “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team Ernie Davis: “You Drive Me Crazy,” by Britney Spears Marshall Square Mall Gym: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” by Cyndi Lauper Woman’s Building: “Photograph” by Nickelback (Yeah, we went there)
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For overall improvement, offensive line performance pivotal By Brett LoGiurato ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
To Adam Rosner, one number from last season has to change: 87. That’s the number, the position — despite the presence of Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey in the backfield — Syracuse finished in rushing offense last season. To Rosner, it’s a direct indictment of the Orange’s offensive line. “Eighty-seventh in the nation doesn’t look good,” Rosner said. “So we want to get in there and step it up. We’re ready to go.” For Syracuse to improve its total offense from a poor 94th showing overall last season — and to improve its chances at a bowl for the first time since 2004 — Rosner, center Ryan Bartholomew and even head coach Doug Marrone know where it has to start: the offensive line. Running game, passing game, or on special teams, it all begins in the same place. With a young offensive line that returns just one starter, it won’t be easy. Two starters, left tackle Justin Pugh and left guard Zack Chibane, are just sophomores. And even that one return-
ing starter, Bartholomew, shifts to a new position — from guard to center — this season. With his young group, offensive line coach Greg Adkins set goals for the team with each conditioning session in the offseason and with each day of camp. “You set goals on a daily basis of what you’re trying to accomplish in football practice,” Adkins said. “It may be, ‘Hey, we’re going to win these one-on-one battles today.’ That was the focus of one particular practice. ‘Hey, (the) ideal is, on these third downs, how many balls are we going to get off and not let the defense touch our quarterback?’ “Whatever.” As a three-year starter on the line for the Orange, Marrone himself understands the unit’s importance. And it shows in the offensive line’s meetings. Though Marrone tries to spread out his work with each unit evenly, Rosner notices the extra interest in the line. It’s Marrone’s Jekyll and Hyde impersonation. “Absolutely, Coach Marrone is a big part
of our meetings,” Rosner said. “He shares his knowledge of the (NFL) and explains each detail to us step by step, making us better. He contributes a lot. I feel really comfortable with him as a head coach, because he always says he’s a head coach, and when he comes to the O-line room, he’s an O-line coach. It’s like Jekyll and Hyde, but he’s a great model to learn from.” With Bartholomew leading the way, captain’s practice was called at various points during the summer. The unit worked on sets, coming off the ball and specific play calls. The goal: to be far ahead come the start of camp. “We did a lot of things on our own to make sure that when we got into camp, we weren’t starting over,” Bartholomew said. “Because when you start over, that means you have a much further path to where you want to go.” Because it all comes back to 87. In the numbers game, 87 has to improve for other numbers to improve, namely four (wins) and eight (SU’s finish in the Big East last season). “I believe as the line goes, the offense goes,” Bartholomew said. “The better we are, the bet-
ter, overall, the offense will be. And with that, the better the team will be. It’s very important for us as an offensive line to be the best that we can be.”
This and that On Tuesday, Delone Carter said he is “absolutely” 100 percent in football shape heading into Saturday’s contest at Akron. Marrone had officially named Carter the starter on the depth chart on Monday. “I’m going to approach it just like any other game,” Carter said. “I’m not going to try to step outside myself.” … With a new head coach in Rob Ianello, there hasn’t been much film for SU to watch or much history for the Orange to study. For linebacker Doug Hogue: “You study everything. You have to be ready for anything and everything they throw at us. Trick plays, running right at us. … There’s not a lot of film, so you just have to go out there and play. The first game is always the hardest to prepare for.” email@example.com
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offense ran an isolated running play to the right. Spruill knocked the fullback to the ground and proceeded to chase down the running back. “We knew we had somebody pretty special,” Power said. “Everything we thought he was going to be, he was. As the season progressed, people would start to build offensive blocking schemes around stopping him.” Behind Spruill — who finished the season with 109 tackles, including 22 for loss — Hillside completed a dramatic turnaround from laughingstock to Mountain Valley Conference champions. It lost in the semifinals of the state tournament. It was enough to get Spruill noticed, but not offered. Power said Syracuse and Temple
were the only two schools to show any sort of extended interest in Spruill. “The program itself was down,” Power said. “He had been in different positions and not really played a ton of football. … A lot of people, when they came in, didn’t know about him. “You know how recruiting is these days.” Without an offer, Spruill decided to spend a year at Fork Union, which helped him fill out into his current 6-foot-2, 223-pound frame. And the discipline helped him strive for perfection on every single detail on the field. There was the 6 a.m. wake-up call, after which each cadet lined up for a salute of the U.S. flag. After breakfast came cleaning and organizing, when each cadet was expected to make his bed complete with hospital corners. “You had to be on top of everything,” Spruill said. “That helps me here, as far as being on top
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of everything at SU. It really helped me a lot, as far as my discipline. You really focus that much more on every little thing.” His maturation, combined with his continued on-field performance, sent Marrone, defensive coordinator Scott Shafer and linebackers coach Dan Conley back for another look. This time, they were sold. “I remember watching him on the film,” Conley said. “… Coach Shafer and I watched his film, and we said this guy had a lot of potential. Coach Marrone said, ‘What do you think he can get better (at)?’ I created a list of things that I thought I could get him better at. We do that with every recruit. He’s got some very good potential. He’s an explosive guy. He can run. He’s got a good change of direction. He’s a smart football player.” Out of Fork Union, Spruill was able to enroll
“At first, I kind of gave up my junior year (of high school). ... But I told myself I wasn’t going to give up. I kept pushing, and I got here.” Marquis Spruill
at SU in January and get a jump on learning the Orange’s defensive scheme. Mentored by Hogue and Smith, he learned the intricacies of Shafer’s system, down to a max coverage scheme completely foreign to Spruill. It was a six-month head start. “That was the key part of me being where I am right now, in the starting position,” Spruill said. “I got to start playing with the ones, got in and learned the base defense.” Spruill earned Marrone’s praise regularly throughout camp, eventually winning the starting job. And now he is here, helping anchor a unit that will be the Orange’s strength on defense and attempting to lead another team’s turnaround. This time around, Natasha Spruill owns a copy of the season schedule — SU’s 2010 schedule. She’ll be at the Carrier Dome for her son’s games against Maine and Colgate later this month, at the least. Not that Marquis would want to hide it from her, anyway. “He can’t hide the schedule from me this time,” she said. “I said, ‘I’m taking it upon myself, I’m going to go down to the school myself and I’m going to meet (Marrone). And I’m going to get a schedule.’ “And that’s just what I did.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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After injury, Bellingham tunes up with summer in Charlotte By Zuri Irvin STAFF WRITER
After missing out on her would-be senior season in 2009 with a season-ending injury, Megan Bellingham found her Syracuse soccer career’s salvation in Charlotte, N.C., this summer. Salvation didn’t come easy. “To be honest, when I got there, I was kicked around for a while,” Bellingham said. “It wasn’t an environment to make an initial impact.” Healthy again this summer, Bellingham — a redshirt senior forward on the Syracuse women’s soccer team — returned to soccer with the Charlotte Eagles of a United States-Canadian Pro-Am league. The Eagles, a women’s elite soccer team based in North Carolina, was the medium for Bellingham’s tough return to the soccer field. And now, she is back with her full-time team — that other team, the Orange — at 100 percent. She says she is ready to build on her successful SU career, consisting of the highest point total for any Syracuse soccer player since 2003 (she had 17 points in 2008), in her last go-around. “Well, she’s back to 100 percent right now. Her surgery was very successful,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “In her situation, we
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the past two years, but Befort said nothing would compare to winning it all this year. “It’s great, as seniors, to take ownership of what you have done your past four years,” Befort said. “The seniors have already been through so much together that we just want to finish the job and leave the legacy of winning a national championship. That’s what we all came here for.” Last season the Orange had a much different dynamic, as there were only two seniors. Ashleigh McGowan was a graduate student goalie who split time in the net with current SU sophomore Leann Stiver. Tracy Deitrick was a senior forward who contributed four goals and two assists. Loncarica, a junior, said the larger number of seniors this year has yielded a change and led to a more structured team.
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Charlotte — while playing on a team with an already strong veteran presence — Bellingham found herself in the newfound position of role player. Boasting considerably fewer responsibilities, she was forced to push those ahead of her on the depth chart in order to keep competitive. “Since coming back (to Syracuse), I’ve been trying to keep that same mindset, because that’s what makes a good team great,” Bellingham said. At the end of practice on Tuesday, the scene wasn’t much out of the norm: positioning drills during set pieces. Discussion about upcoming opponents Washington and Portland’s strengths and weaknesses at midfield. Team suicide drills to close out the last 10 minutes. And some interjection from the head coach. “Who wants to be in the top five?” Wheddon shouted to his team regarding the top-five finishers in the suicide drills. Set pieces. Discussion. Sprinting. Shouting. They are commonplace at any soccer practice, whether it is Syracuse or Charlotte. Just another day on the pitch. But one day on the pitch is one more day than Bellingham had for almost the entirety of last season. She can thank Charlotte.
Said Bellingham: “They had a bunch of really great players. … I feel like I learned a ton.”
“It’s more organized and there is better communication,” Loncarica said. “I think it’s coming out well (this year).” Bradley has focused on the change as well. Last year the team was — in Bradley’s own words — “a little bit off.” The team exited from the NCAA Tournament earlier than it wanted. The Orange went to the final four two years ago, but lost in the second round of the tournament last year to Princeton. This offseason Bradley spent time focusing on growth, even though she knew she would have five seniors returning. “I think that taking the loss that we took in the second round of the NCAA’s to Princeton made us all sit back, evaluate and think about what we need to do differently to be able to get back where we want to be: the final four,” Bradley said. “With the maturity, with it being (the seniors’) last go at this, we were really able to get a lot of cohesive teamwork going. It’s been very,
very positive.” It’s clear the seniors would want nothing else than to end their careers with a national title. It would be a storybook ending for the standout class, but they still understand they’ll need to
lean on their experience to get there. “Everything you put in is exactly what you put out,” Befort said. “We are putting everything on the line in our last year.”
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made sure that she took it easy. Our philosophy here is to make sure the players are 100 percent fit before they step back on the field. I don’t want a player that’s 80 percent fit. I want a player that’s 100 percent fit.” Two games into last season, disaster struck for the forward. Bellingham suffered the seasonending knee injury, and the newly appointed team captain was restricted to medical redshirt duties during 2009. Wheddon said Bellingham means a lot to this season’s SU team. Few players in the history of the program have seen the ups and downs that she has in her first three years. But one of Bellingham’s teammates has seen for herself the entirety of Bellingham’s trials and tribulations. Marjory Elwell, the only SU teammate with the Orange who was there for Bellingham’s freshman season, is happy to see Bellingham back on the practice field and also recognizes the value of a unified roster. “(Bellingham) contributed a lot last year even though she didn’t play, just because she’s such a great leader,” Elwell said. “She keeps the team focused and keeps the team together.” Just getting back into game speed while in
The Orange had an impressive opening weekend after taking down Northwestern 6-1 on Friday and then Northeastern 4-1 on Saturday. Junior defender Iona Holloway was named the Big East defensive player of the week for her performance in the two matches. Against Northwestern, Holloway made her first career start and scored the first goal of her career. She was also pivotal in the Orange’s suffocating defense that gave up only nine total shots in the games this weekend.
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Summer of reordering leaves WAC with ambiguous future By Zach Brown Staff Writer
This summer, the theme of college football was not who would step up and replace departed players or who would win the major conferences. The talk and hype, instead, revolved around conference realignment. Which teams would be good fits in this conference? What needs to be done in this conference? And when will this school join its new league? Now that it’s all over and the season is only a few days away, there are some clear winners and losers. And looking at the Western Athletic Conference, it’s hard to find too many positives. It began in June, when No. 3 Boise State, the prized jewel of the WAC, accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference starting in the 2011 season. Fresno State and Nevada then accepted invitations to follow Boise State to the Mountain West. Their entrance dates into the conference have not yet been announced. But when they do go, it will leave just six teams in the WAC. “I think there’s probably a lot of questions all around the country (about our conference),” Idaho head coach Robb Akey said Monday in the WAC coaches teleconference. “Nobody knows what in the world’s going to happen. We have no idea.” The six teams left in the conference are Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State and Utah State. Hawaii is the only one to have earned a Bowl Championship Series birth, but suffered a 41-10 thrashing against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl following the 2007 season. New Mexico State and Utah State have not gone to a bowl game over the last five years, while the other four remaining WAC teams have combined for just six bowl appearances in that time span. Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada, on the other hand, have combined for 14 bowl appear-
ances in that period, including Boise State’s two BCS bowl wins. For those three schools, it’s onto a MWC that appears to be on its way to becoming a BCS-caliber league. And for Boise State head coach Chris Petersen, the possibility of acquiring an automatic BCS bid is a major factor when it comes to all of the conference realignment. “There’s no question about it,” he said. “I think when you’re changing leagues and doing those type of things, that’s what everybody would prefer and like. If that happens, great. If it doesn’t, we’ve been fortunate the last few years to finagle another way into those games. But I think everybody would like that to happen.” But for the six remaining WAC members, that possibility is almost purely a fantasy — unless the conference dissipates and its teams join BCS leagues. All six head coaches said they weren’t concerning themselves with what the future holds for their conference. They said they addressed their players about it briefly during camp and have turned focus solely toward the upcoming season. “There’s a lot of changes, I think, coming in college football, and we really can’t concern ourselves with that,” first-year Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes said. “What I have to do is just coach the team I’ve got, play the schedule that we have, and all the other stuff will work itself out. The more games we win, the more interest we create in our program, the better off we’re going to be.” The Hawaiis, Idahos and Louisiana Techs will try to ignore what the future holds for their programs. Instead, they will try to focus on the upcoming season and what could be one of their last as conference opponents. “I was taught a long time ago, my momma told me, ‘Don’t worry about those things that you don’t control,’” Idaho coach Akey said. “I
courtesy of idaho media relations Idaho is one of six teams remaining in the WAC conference after the season. The conference took a major hit this summer when No. 3 Boise State bolted for the Mountain West. don’t get to express an opinion. Nobody’s going to ask me or our players about who’s going to come into the WAC or who we end up playing. But I do know this: We get the opportunity to play every single one of them next year, and we can pay attention to it at that point in time.”
Games of the Week No. 3 Boise State vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech Monday, 8 p.m., ESPN Landover, Md.
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Unnoticed as recruit, freshman earns spot as starting linebacker By Brett LoGiurato
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here was a time, not long ago, when Marquis Spruill couldn’t bear to tell his mother, Natasha, that he was leaving the house to play football. In his junior season at Hillside (N.J.) High School, Spruill was embarrassed. He was playing positions — offensive guard and defensive tackle — he wasn’t meant to play. On top of it all, his team was in the midst of a 0-10 season. Ashamed, Marquis never gave Natasha a team schedule. Never told her when Hillside had a game. Never had a good reason to. “I think he was embarrassed,” Natasha Spruill said. “Every time I would ask him, ‘Marquis, where’s the game?’ He would say, ‘Ma, you don’t really have to come.’ I thought it really had to do with the fact that the team wasn’t winning.” Spruill can’t hide from his mother, or anyone, any longer. Nor does he want to. Come Saturday at Akron (6 p.m., ESPN3), the true freshman will line up as Syracuse’s strongside linebacker next to senior stalwarts Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith. Little known out of Hillside, Spruill received interest — but no offers — from any Division I schools. Eventually, he decided to spend a season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Saturday, he’ll take the field next to two of the Big East’s best at linebacker, after winning a training camp competition over senior Ryan Gillum. “I’m just ready to play,” Spruill said Tuesday. “Honestly.” Last Saturday at 6 p.m. — exactly one week before his team would be preparing for opening kickoff against Akron — SU head coach Doug Marrone had his players write down the emotions that were flowing through each of them. Spruill wrote down feelings of thrill. Goosebumps. Excitement. It’s the excitement that comes with a first college game, a first college start. The excitement
bridget streeter | photo editor marquis spruill will start at Akron Saturday as the Orange’s third linebacker next to Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith. Spruill won a camp competition against Ryan Gillum. that comes with being here in the first place. “At first, I kind of gave up my junior year (of high school),” Spruill said. “… But I told myself I wasn’t going to give up. I kept pushing, and I got here.” That junior year at Hillside was the low point. Zero wins, 10 losses. It’s a subject that still embarrasses Spruill. “It left a bad taste in my mouth,” Spruill said, shaking his head furiously. “No, no, no. Can’t even speak on that.” Enter new Hillside head coach John Power for Spruill’s senior season. Exit that offensive guard
and defensive tackle nonsense. Spruill was a natural linebacker, and Power knew it from the first time he saw his new star in spring conditioning and agility drills. Power saw the speed and athleticism, and he envisioned Spruill bolting from side to side, covering the entire field. He saw the aggressiveness and envisioned the big hits. He saw the intelligence and the quick learning, and he envisioned his middle linebacker. Power’s instincts were proven right in Hillside’s first scrimmage that summer. The team’s see spruill page 16
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When field hockey head coach Ange Bradley needs motivation, she knows where to go. Four years ago Bradley was hired as the head coach at Syracuse, and with her first recruiting class, she brought in a group of five girls who will serve as her inspiration this season: seniors Shelby Schraden, Kristin Girouard, Maggie Befort, Kim Coyle and Lindsey Conrad. “It’s like when you have a young puppy or a young child,” Bradley said. “You teach them things, and by the time they get it, they know how to walk. Then they are able to teach others how to walk. “They’re well-trained soldiers and I’m so proud of everything they have done, and I’m so excited to look at what they are going to do in the future.” The seniors made their presence felt Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium as the Orange (2-0) went on to beat Northeastern (0-2) by a score of 4-1. Girouard and Schraden led Syracuse. Girouard finished with one goal and two assists, and Schraden had a goal in a game in which the seniors either scored or had an assist on all four Orange scores. To find evidence of this class’ contributions, look no further than the record books. Befort and Conrad are the top two point getters in Orange field hockey history. Befort, a defender, is first with a total of 108 points and is second to teammate Martina Loncarica (48) in assists with 46. Conrad isn’t too far behind Befort with a total of 98 points, but Conrad has also played one fewer season because she redshirted her freshman year. Conrad, a forward, is also tied for third among all-time Orange goal scorers with 40 goals. Befort said she wants her final year to be her best. The seniors have been close to national championships see seniors page 17
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