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Joining in Seven students were chosen

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Better together Students bond during a weekend

Pick up the pieces USC is in the midst of its second year under NCAA

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sanctions, and the program is trying to shake off its negative image. Page 16

Students question influence of year-old fraternity party policy

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Liquor law violations hit record high By Michael Boren STAFF WRITER

Students received a record number of judicial referrals for violating liquor laws on campus in 2010, according to the latest Department of Public Safety statistics emailed to students Monday. The number of those referrals — 1,084 — is the highest DPS has recorded since it began tracking the statistic in 1999. Other details in the DPS report revealed an opposite swing in numbers last year, including a drop in the number of referrals for violating drug laws on campus. Each of the referrals, which are mostly made by DPS or the Office of Residence Life, were sent to the Office of Judicial Affairs. A warm fall last year caused more visibly intoxicated students to wander outside on campus property, leading to the record number of referrals for violating liquor laws, said DPS Chief Tony Callisto. “Weather is a tremendous impact,” he said, adding that the number of violations is usually highest until Thanksgiving. “If you’ve got a good fall warm streak right through Thanksgiving, that tends to increase the number of outdoor activities we’re confronted with,” Callisto said. Violating liquor or drug laws includes the unlawful possession, distribution, growth (in the case of drugs) or use of alcohol and drugs. Though the number of referrals for violating liquor laws on campus has skyrocketed since 2008 — when the tally stood at 746 — the number has reached close to last year’s record in the past. There were 1,025 referrals for violating liquor laws on campus in 2006 and 1,048 the year after. That’s 36 referrals shy of the most recent record. The number of referrals for violating drug laws on campus, however, SEE SAFETY REPORT PAGE 4

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ne year after implementing a fraternity party regulation, the policy has some Syracuse University students questioning its effectiveness. Under the year-old enforcement policy, fraternities must compile a guest list and submit the list for approval to the director or assistant director of fraternity and sorority affairs eight days in advance for events involving alcohol, according to SU’s Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Event Guidelines and Community Expectations. Party attendees 21 and older who plan on drinking are required to wear wristbands. Eddie Banks-Crosson, director of fraternity and sorority affairs, said in an email that the document containing the revised party enforcement policy also includes guidelines on social responsibility, community living and the student code of conduct, among other items. “As fraternity and sorority members, we take oaths to be held to a higher standard and to be better,” he said. All of SU’s greek councils, the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council have been subject to the enforcement policy. If a violation is found, the offending fraternity is referred to each council’s specific judicial board for review, Banks-Crosson said. The number of attendees must not exceed fire capacity, though it is recommended that guest lists do not exceed 150 people. If the number of attendees does exceed 150, Chestnut Security, a private security company, is hired to sweep through the event one to three times a night and assure rules are being followed, said David Lurie, president of IFC. However, Elizabeth Webster, a freshman fashion SEE RULES PAGE 4

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Syracuse man arrested in connection with Slocum Hall burglaries By Meghin Delaney NEWS EDITOR

One arrest has been made and two other suspects are being actively sought for the laptop burglaries that occurred in Slocum Hall last week, according to an email sent by SU News to students Monday afternoon. Daquan Prince, 20, of Syracuse, was arrested on charges of felony burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, said Sgt. Tom Connellan of the Syracuse Police Department. Prince is

not listed in the Syracuse University directory. The SPD Criminal Investigation Division has been working as the lead agency on this case, with the Department of Public Safety taking a secondary role in the investigation. A number of laptops were stolen from the second and fourth floors of Slocum Hall on two separate occasions. The number of laptops has not been released because the investigation is ongoing, Connellan said. The first incident occurred Sept. 5

between 1:30 and 3 a.m., and the second incident occurred Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m. During the Sept. 5 theft, several drawers in Slocum Hall were forced open and the contents were taken. The burglary on Thursday was attributed to the laptop being unattended, according to the email. The email encouraged students to keep their possessions with them at all times and immediately report any suspicious behavior. DPS has been aware of the problem since the beginning of the fall semes-

ter, as burglaries also occurred in Slocum Hall last year. In wake of the most recent burglaries, there is discussion of adopting additional security measures in the School of Architecture, said Michael Rathbun, assistant chief of DPS in an email Sunday. Some of the measures include automatic door locking systems and door alarm systems. Rathbun could provide no further updates on the case Monday. medelane@syr.edu — A previous version of this article appeared on dailyorange.com on Sept. 12.


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SEPT. 13, 1945 Red Cross Resumes Student Instruction

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niversity unit of the American Red Cross is again offering courses to all students. Gray Ladies or Hospital Aid and Recreation corps, first aid, nurses’ aid, home nursing and staff assistance are on the program for this semester, announced Jean Rennacker, vice chairman of the university unit. Students who wish to register for one or more of the courses are requested to fill out the application blank in today’s Daily Orange and give it to Miss Rennacker at the Gamma Phi Beta house. “Gray Ladies and nurses’ aides are as urgently needed as ever,” said Miss Rennacker. Both the Grey Ladies’ course and the motor mechanics course are prerequisites of the motor corps, which also has many openings, Miss Rennacker said. “Staff assistants are also urgently needed. There are from 10 to 15 openings in the city for volunteer work of this type,” she added. Under this category comes need for teletype operators. Those interested in this phase of work should contact Miss Rennacker immediately. Though plans have not been completed, there is a possibility that lifesaving and water safety will be added to the list of courses. Announcements concerning those programs will be made by the beginning of next week. Last year the University’s Red Cross unit went well over its quota in a drive sponsored in collaboration with the annual national Red Cross campaign. Plans for a similar drive this year have been made. In previous years, University Red Cross workers have worked throughout the city after completing their courses. Through this, the college chapter receives Red Cross credits, Miss Rennacker explained, adding that the same procedure will be followed this year. Officers of the Red Cross unit are Mrs. Joan Stephens Eaton, chairman; Jean Rennacker, vice chairman; Beverly Putman, secretary; Clare Coe, treasurer. —Compiled by Stephanie Bouvia, asst. copy editor, snbouvia@syr.edu


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Philosopher kicks off symposium By Stephanie Bouvia Asst. Copy Editor

Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver the first lecture of the 2011 Syracuse Symposium at 7:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium on Wednesday, located in the S.I. Newhouse

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kristen parker | contributing photographer colin brown , second from right on stage, a sophomore broadcast and digital journalism major, speaks to the Student Assocation general assembly on Monday in Maxwell Auditorium. Brown was elected to represent the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Students elected to representative positions By Rachael Barillari Staff Writer

Seven of nine candidates were elected to Student Association positions during SA’s meeting on Monday. One student was elected to represent the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, a college which previously had no representation. Five students were elected to represent the College of Arts and Sciences, and one student was elected to represent the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The meeting was held at 7:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.

Janine Savage, a sophomore child and family studies and public health major, is the representative for Falk. Savage stressed Falk’s under-representation in SA and presented several initiatives, including a silent study room in Bird Library. No one opposed her election. The Falk school still has five more open seats to fill. Nicholas Iaquinto, a junior international relations, German and education major, ran as a representative for the Arts and Sciences. Iaquinto had been an assembly member of SA before, but left to pursue a specific

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School of Public Communications, according to a Sept. 9 press release. The Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long exploration of the public humanities and is presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center of the College of Arts and Sciences. The event is co-sponsored by the Goldring Arts Journalism Program. The theme of this year’s symposium is identity. Appiah is an author and a professor of philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Appiah has written about African and African-American intellectual history and political philosophy. He serves as president of the PEN American Center, which is the U.S. branch of the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization. Appiah is the author of “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers” and “The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen,” published in 2006 and 2010, respectively. His book “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers” won the Arthur Ross Book Award in 2007. The award is the most significant prize given to a book on international affairs. Appiah was featured in the documentary “Examined Life” in 2009 and was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 public intellectuals. snbouvia@syr.edu

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Former professor still missing one month after kidnapping at gunpoint in Pakistan By Marwa Eltagouri Staff Writer

Warren Weinstein, a former professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, remains missing one month after his abduction from his home in Lahore, Pakistan. Weinstein, 70, had been in Pakistan for the last four years working for U.S. government-funded development company J.E. Austin Associates, where he served as chief of party

on the Pakistan Initiative for Strategic Development and Competitiveness, according to an online Express Tribune article published Aug. 14. On Aug 13, Weinstein was taken at gunpoint from his house after a gang of gunmen barged through his back door, according to the article. Pakistani police and government officials have continued to search for him but have failed to find any leads concerning his whereabouts, according to the

article. Police said the kidnapping was carried out meticulously, and so far no parties have claimed responsibility or demanded any ransom, a development which officials find worrisome, according to an ABC News article published Aug. 24. Three suspects were arrested after investigators tracked their cellphones. The men were natives of Punjabi, the area where Weinstein

was staying and an area not usually associated with violence, according to the article. Subho Basu, a professor of South Asian history at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, said Pakistan’s current political and social state are unstable, and the country is losing its grip. He said that within such a weak and fragmented country, abduction is not unheard of, especially of someone involved in

social or economic development. “It is much more dangerous for people who are independent civilians in the rural areas, who are trying to work on development and mingling with the local people, trying to do something — these people are very vulnerable and even prone to violence,” Basu said. “But if you are a security personnel or tied to the state department, then there is protection see weinstein page 4


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tumbled last year, which Callisto connects to students’ awareness of the harsher punishments for illicit drug users. At the request of the Syracuse District Attorney’s Office, DPS began penalizing drug users with court appearance tickets in 2009,

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that your country can offer.” Weinstein taught in the political science department at SUNY-Oswego from approximately 1970 to 1977, said Julie Blissert, director of public affairs at SUNY-Oswego. He specialized in African affairs, and in the 1970s, he participated in several seminars on African and European affairs at the U.S. State Department,

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committee within SA. When Alyssa Brennan, SA recorder, said Iaquinto previously left SA, Iaquinto interjected that this was false. He said that although he left the assembly, he did not leave the organization. This response angered some and was debated by assembly members later in the meeting. Although Taylor Carr, the Student Life Committee chair, argued the response was inappropriate, Iaquinto was again elected as a representative Kenny Seligson, a sophomore political science major that ran to represent Arts and Sciences, was another heavily debated candidate. Although Seligson said he wanted to make positive changes on campus by pushing SA’s smoke-free initiative, his social habits created discussion for members.

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design major, said based on what she’s observed in her first three weeks at SU, fraternity parties do not have guest lists. “They let people in based on what you’re wearing and your sex,” she said. “If you’re a girl you can basically go in.” Lurie said that if a violation is found at a party, security personnel will issue a write-up and will likely shut down the party. The fraternity will then face a peer review and be issued a punishment. Punishments are as varied as being issued a warning to being put on social probation, depending on the severity of the violation, Lurie said. Chestnut Security is the only universityapproved security company allowed to sweep through houses and check for violations, Lurie said. Lurie said he feels the high level of regulation at fraternity parties helps make for safer party environments. “We’re the most regulated party system on the entire campus,” Lurie said. “You can have a party, essentially next door to me, if you’re not greek-affiliated you can do whatever the hell you want.” Among other things, Chestnut Security checks to see that wristbands for drinking guests are worn, no hard alcohol or kegs are in the vicinity and food is readily available. Names and phone numbers of sober monitors,

as opposed to just sending them to the Office of Judicial Affairs. To issue a court ticket, DPS must be able to find an amount of marijuana and test it. If there is just an odor of marijuana and no visible amount of the drug, DPS will issue a referral to the Office of Judicial Affairs instead. There were 126 referrals for violating drug laws on campus in 2009 but only 82 last year. Included in that group are also 17 students

who received court appearance tickets on campus. Statistics for this year are not yet available, but with the warm weather the campus has seen so far, Callisto said he hopes students will make the right decisions. “The vast majority of students are actually following the law,” he said. “They’re actually going along with the program.”

Blissert said. At Oswego, he served on the editorial board of the journal African Studies Review and contributed to several journals on African affairs. He served as a consultant for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, edited a collection of essays on Chinese and Soviet aid to African countries and wrote a monograph on political development and ethnic strife in Rwanda and Burundi, Blissert said. “He had left Oswego to go to work for the U.S. Agency for International Development, where

he worked on behalf of people in developing countries,” Blissert said. “He concentrated on economic development.” Bruce Altschuler, a political science professor at SUNY-Oswego, said that upon his arrival at Oswego, Weinstein was as a senior member of the department. “He was very welcoming to me, even putting me up at his house when I came to Oswego to look for an apartment,” Altschuler said. “Warren was a well-regarded professor.”

Seligson is a member of a fraternity and expressed his heavy involvement. Several members questioned Seligson’s motivations and seriousness about the SA commitment. Dylan Lustig, vice chair of the Student Engagement Committee, argued that although there is a stereotype against fraternities, Seligson would not be running if he was not committed to SA. After some debate, Seligson was not elected. PJ Alampi, the Board of Elections and Membership chair, ran the elections portion of the meeting. He thought the elections were positive, in that, the candidates were very diverse. Alampi said he hopes for more successful elections during the next two meetings. Neal Casey, SA president, said that the elections are a step in the right direction. “We have a long way to go,” he said, “but we are excited with the challenge ahead, and I think we are going to come out on top.”

last week’s meeting by Academic Affairs Committee Chair Bonnie Kong is still in the works because it needs further organization with Gary Pavela, the director of the Academic Integrity Office. The initiative will not be presented at this month’s University Senate meeting. • SU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council was denied the $2,032 it requested for a mixer it is planning to host at the Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center on Sept. 24. The NPHC was denied funds last week for the same event but resubmitted its request with minor alterations. SA Comptroller Jeff Rickert said the funds were denied the first time because the event was only open to 250 members, a stipulation that goes against SA codes that state funds cannot be granted to events that are not open to the entire student body. When the request was resubmitted, only minor changes were made and, even though it was open to the entire student body, the number of expected attendance remained at 250, Rickert said.

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the Department of Public Safety and taxi companies must also be on display, said Alex Klaris, president of Delta Kappa Epsilon and a junior public relations major. Klaris said the peer reviews have been an effective means of helping police fraternity parties. On Fridays, the vice president of each IFC fraternity chapter meets with Gabe Lister, IFC’s vice president of internal affairs, to review any violations from the previous weekend, Klaris said. Lister could not be reached for comment. The fraternity charged with the violation will petition its case and be punished as its peers see fit, Klaris said. Though Klaris said he cannot speak on behalf of the other councils, he feels the greek system, and IFC in particular, is looked upon unfavorably for “facilitating a culture that is not exclusive to greek life.” “It’s easy to target greek life. And sometimes, I feel we’re made a target of — when I think we’re doing the best job out of anyone on campus of regulating and maintaining a culture of discipline and responsible partying,” Klaris said. Joshua Barrow, a senior music education major, however, said based on what he’s observed as a resident adviser in Lyons Hall, little has changed since his freshman year. Barrow, who does not frequent fraternity parties, said that based on the partying he’s observed while walking along frat row, he would have never known a rule suggesting parties cannot exceed 150 people was in place. “I would have never known that based on

the way the partying has going this year,” he said. “I haven’t seen a change in anything, so I would’ve never had known that, that rule was implemented.” Brian Kang, a sophomore international relations major, said underage drinking is still prevalent at parties. Kang said while there are slight differences between fraternity parties, the end result is similar. “They all have the same outcome. People get messed up, they get trashed,” Kang said. Aimee Mercure, a freshman fashion design major, offered a similar take. Based on first impressions, Mercure said policing underage drinking at fraternity parties has not been effective. She said she has seen underage drinking at fraternity parties she has attended. Azhar Ali, a junior health and science major, offered a different perspective. Ali, a resident adviser in Shaw Hall, said he has noticed significantly less noise coming from fraternity houses than in previous years. “I remember freshman year, opening weekend, loud music and all that. But that wasn’t really here. That didn’t really exist this year,” he said. Though Ali said he cannot speak from firsthand experience, he said that — if the noise level is any indication — fewer people have been attending fraternity parties. “If I were to make that association between the noise level and the amount of people that are actually present at a party,” Ali said, “I’d say there are less people there now than in years past.” dbtruong@syr.edu


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tudents began paying for printing at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for the first time this fall. The new costs of printing — 2 cents per black and white page, 16 cents per color page — are meant to offset extraordinarily high costs to the school. Printing averaged 500,000 sheets per semester. Newhouse was the last place on the Syracuse University campus to offer free printing. Hopefully, Newhouse’s decision will save more than money. Free printing clearly encouraged wastefulness judging by the pile up of recycled or forgotten paper surrounding the printers. The price will force students to pay attention to what they are printing and the number of copies. The prices remain quite reduced from the university-wide prices — 4 cents per black and white page and 50 cents per color page. Many classes and departments in Newhouse require printed work, but little

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editorial by the daily orange editorial board suggests they need it more than others. Social science classes require printing articles and essays. Law students must print long legal briefs. Natural sciences entail 20-page lab reports. The list continues. Oftentimes, a lineup of students formed behind a student printing 20, maybe 50, pages of something entirely unrelated to their Newhouse work — event posters, apartment openings, meeting notices and the like. Student organizations with leaders in Newhouse clearly abused free printing, especially for the free color printing. The new charges will discourage this, which held up genuine academic work in the labs. It will force student organizations to foot the tab of massive printing at off-campus venues, as they should.

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s I am sure many of you know, the New York Public Interest Research Group is the state’s largest student-directed activist organization, focusing on issues of voter rights, higher education, hunger and homelessness, consumer protection, environmental protection and government reform. We teach students to become more politically aware by working on local and statewide campaigns. NYPIRG was founded in 1973 with the principle that the collective voice of college students can have a powerful effect on legislation. In many respects that premise was correct. NYPIRG has helped pass more than 150 laws in New York alone, on

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issues that were decided upon by NYPIRG’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of students from the 20 chapters scattered around the state. In New York state alone there are more than 1.1 million students enrolled in college, a substantial block of eligible voters. But the voice of these students can be largely stifled if they are unregistered. For this reason, the first major campaign of the semester is to get as many students registered here in Syracuse as possible; many students may be registered at home. But registering in the community where they will spend at least 8 months a year gives them a local voice they otherwise would not hold. The deadline to register for the

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let ter to the editor upcoming elections is Oct. 14. Keep an eye out for NYPIRG volunteers registering students to vote all around campus in the upcoming weeks. Along with voter registration and mobilization, the Syracuse chapter will be using grassroots organizing to pursue a number of issue goals. One of the most important issues facing this region of the state is the controversial process known as hydrofracking. This is a process of natural gas drilling by which water, mixed with many dangerous chemicals, is forced down a well at high pressure to break up shale and release natural gas that

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famous marshmallow study has taken on a new twist, as new research conducted at Cornell University used the concept to test the theory of self-control and its effects on a person’s overall well-being. In the late 1960s, researchers tested the willpower of 4-yearolds by individually placing them in a room in front of a marshmallow, according to a Time magazine article published online Sept. 6. The children were told that if they didn’t eat the marshmallow for 15 minutes, they would receive two instead of one. The study followed these children into adulthood and found that those who waited did better on their SAT scores and were significantly less likely to have behavioral problems such as drug addiction or obesity by the time they entered high school, according to the article. Instead of marshmallows and children, the latest study conducted at Cornell used computer tasks and adults to determine if those who could control internal impulses were also more successful in life. The more recent study conducted by B.J. Casey, a professor of developmental psychobiology at Cornell, used the same principles with individuals in their 40s, according to the Time article. The purpose was to find out whether the kids who couldn’t

wait to get the treat — the “low delayers” — would possess an inability to show self-control in adulthood, or whether their self-discipline failed only in certain, emotionally charged cases, according to the Time article. The scientists also wanted to see if the low-delaying adults showed differences in brain activity compared with those who had greater self-control, according to the article. Two types of computer tests were involved in the study. In one test, the participants had to press a button when they saw a picture of either a female or male face bearing a neutral expression. Those who were fi rst asked to identify male faces were switched to identifying female faces and vice versa, according to the article. The fi rst test version gauged the participants’ ability to apply self-control when emotional material is absent. The second test asked people to press a button in response to a happy or fearful face instead of a neutral expression. It was found that the high delayers, or those who controlled their impulses, were significantly better at not pressing the button when smiling faces appeared on the screen, according to the article. “Low delayers don’t have a general impulsivity problem, as they don’t differ from high delayers on neutral or ‘cold’ impulsivity tasks, but when they have to stop themselves in the presence of an alluring cue (‘hot’ impulsivity task), they

have difficulty,” said Casey, professor of psychobiology and the study’s conductor, in an email. In terms of society, the test results can help predict people’s risk or even treatment options for obesity and addictions. Casey said associations have been found between the delay scores of test subjects at 4 years old and their later substance use and body mass index, which was higher in adults who had trouble delaying their reactions as children. Casey said in the Time article that it was important to understand that the low delayers do not lack general intelligence or are irresponsible, but have qualities that are valuable to society. At a point in our country where many things are uncertain, delaying gratification can be the wrong choice, while those who choose to follow emotional impulses can become great entrepreneurs — like Steve Jobs — according to the Time article. James Byrne, a professor at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, who has had extensive experience in substance abuse counseling, said in an email that he is skeptical of the results. Byrne said he doesn’t feel the test in preschool predetermines anything. Said Byrne: “Impulsive youngsters have always been seen as high-risk for any number of future disorders related to immediate gratification at the risk of longer term rewards.” knvanbru@syr.edu


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here are you from?” The question garnered different responses. Ecuador. Afghanistan. China. Dominican Republic. Spain. India. The 47 strangers on the bus were all students from Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. They were on their way to the Adirondacks for Orange Dialogue for Peace, a retreat funded by The Fulbright Program. During the three-day retreat, students do a variety of narrative dialogues and team building exercises, learning about other cultures and acquiring skills on how to handle conflict. Lorenz Chiu was one of those 47 SU and ESF graduate and undergraduate students. Chiu, a senior hospitality management major from Taiwan, joined the program because he wanted to meet other international students. He wasn’t disappointed. “The bus ride felt shorter because of the great conversations we were having, getting to know everyone and learning about their interesting backgrounds,” he said. The bus filled with constant chatter, some in different languages. While students shared stories, such as personal experiences riding elephants and tigers, Elane Granger walked up and down the aisle speaking English and Spanish to the students. Granger, associate director of the Slutzker Center for International Services, organized the second year

of the trip. As they neared the Adirondack Mountains, they entered a dead zone that would last the entire trip. The comfort blanket of cellphones and Internet were gone. The only people they could communicate with were each other. ••• Set on a property with various ponds and hiking trails, Oswegatchie Educational Center is a flashback to summer camp. Inside one of the wooden lodges, the participants closely sit in a circle for the first narrative dialogue. Not knowing what to expect, people anxiously glance around the room, keeping chatter to a minimum. One of the facilitators grasps a large tennis ball. He announces that everyone will pass around the tennis ball, say his or her name and reveal something about himself or herself. The tidbits include being married, having children or personal passions. Those listening occasionally nod their heads in agreement, clap or make remarks. Nira Pandya, a junior political studies, international relations and Spanish major, sat in the circle, pleased by the atmosphere the narrative dialogues were set in. Originally from India, Pandya has experience talking about issues such as peace in formal contexts through her time in Model United Nations. She said she was excited to have a different type of setting to express her viewpoints. “It fosters learning and getting to know each other’s cultures,” she said. see dialogue page 9

The comfort blanket of cellphones and Internet were gone. The only people they could communicate with were each other.

FROM TOP: A student swings over Long Pond at the Oswegatchie Educational Center. Alya Alaali, a graduate student from Bahrain, paddles a canoe at the retreat.


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Technology inadvertently fuels extremist efforts but also fosters unity

o each person, the world holds different problems and technology holds the potential to meet a different end. Michael Nilan, associate professor at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, summarized the ever-changing face of technology as “an artifact of humans collaborating to address the problems of the day.” The reason? It has never been easier for mankind to be connected with each other than now. Information easily f lows through previously opaque borders as though by osmosis. “It’s changed our everyday lives; it’s changed how we get information,” said Katie Walpole, a senior history, policy studies and political science major. But alongside this elastic connectivity’s wonders walk its woes. In the decade that has passed since Sept. 11, 2001, technology and terrorism have grown in tandem, influencing, fostering and impeding the other. As technology has grown, it has spawned two significantly opposing purposes: one to thwart terrorist

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Granger asks the group: “What do you want to talk about in this narrative dialogue?” Silence. People glance around, waiting for someone to speak. A student speaks up and questions the sincerity of the American greeting: “How are you?” The group launched into a long discussion about greetings in a multitude of cultures,

“We came as strangers and left as lifelong companions.” Lorenz Chiu

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such as cheek kissing, handshakes and how to address elders. Some even demonstrated gestures to the group. “It’s significant that the first time speaking and opening up to each other is about greetings,” Pandya said. Other conversations explore issues such as women’s roles, social hierarchies and the concept of morality. During the final dialogue, Chiu shivers in his seat. It’s early in the morning and the

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our ram is bigger than yours efforts and the other to perpetuate them. In 2001, cellphones were still novelties and Twitter was just a twinkle in the apple of some innovator’s eye. The FBI’s relatively young National Infrastructure Protection Center went out on a limb to warn about a computer virus dubbed “Code Red.” Today, there’s a resounding sense of paranoia regarding intervention of the government’s hand in technology. Cellphones and other electronic devices can act as bombs or other conduits of destruction. Our freeflowing information and data can foster the creation of homegrown terrorists, influenced by the odd combination of intrinsic discontent and self-righteous extremist messages.

wooden lodge is freezing. Silently, another student walks up, takes off her jacket and puts it over him. “I could tell you were cold,” she says with a smile. ••• A bonfire burns and crackles in front of a pond on a clear night. Sitting in an outdoor amphitheater, participants huddled up close near the fire. Soon, Juan Pablo Cuesta Aguirre, a Fulbright Scholar and a master’s in public administration, is playing guitar alongside program facilitator Scott Catucci. They humorously entertain the crowd with music sing-alongs and silly antics from Aguirre. Anna Ebers sat in the amphitheater, listening to the music and participating when need be. Ebers, a second-year doctorate student studying energy and environmental economics at ESF and Fulbright Fellow, is not a stranger to Orange Dialogues for Peace. These two previous “incredible experiences” for Ebers, from Estonia, allowed her to reconnect with buddies during the bonfire and also get to know new individuals. ••• After high rope courses, such as zip-lining and climbing trees, and team building exercises, the groups sits down and everyone offers each other compliments. People hug each other with large smiles on their faces. ••• It’s pitch black despite a full moon shining through the woods. Individuals cling onto each other as they wander through the forest to an unknown destination. It’s quiet and peaceful except for the occasional warnings

WHAT IS ORANGE DIALOGUE FOR PEACE? Orange Dialogue for Peace is a three-day retreat at the Oswegatchie Educational Center in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Participants take part in a variety of activities, including high and low rope courses, canoeing, kayaking, hikes and narrative dialogue. The program is funded by The Fulbright Program, an international exchange scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. federal government. Elane Granger, assistant director of the Slutzker Center for International Services, is in charge of the program. This retreat is in its second year and had its largest group yet, consisting of 47 individuals. Other programs and activities offered by the Slutzker Center for International Services: • • • • •

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In May 2010, an American citizen found extremist idealism videos posted online. Shortly after, he planted a car bomb in a Nissan in the middle of Times Square. Senior broadcast journalism major Sam Taylor cites the easy access of such posts in some of today’s terrorism issues. “It is easier to spread propaganda today than ever before. Terrorist web sites draw traffic and in many cases are allowed to publish information and instructions on how to build bombs,” Taylor said. “Facebook groups, Twitter feeds and trends can communicate a single message to millions of people with a click of a button.” At the same, technology has the power to prevent terrorism and to unite humanity like never before possible. Walpole said while she recognizes the threats that come with such unchecked information, she simultaneously sees its capacity for good. “It helped families fi nd loved ones during Hurricane Irene,” she said. “Social media keeps people informed.”

As cultures and societies continue to blend in the 21st century, globalization may very well force the next round of this world’s leaders into negotiating and communicating in ways their predecessors were incapable of doing, Nilan said. “I am hopeful,” Nilan said, “and perhaps naively and idealistically confident that they will be more effective in creating humane conditions and managing the limited global resources than their predecessors have been.” This past decade has acted as a narrative of technology, following it through its youth, with terrorism as the antagonist. It’s hard to foresee the next chapter of such a twisted tale, but with any luck, Nilan had it right when he said, “What will be the need for terrorism when we are already collaborating on the problems we must address?”

from the participants alerting each other about protruding roots and stones. The conclusion of the walk leads the group to a large rock overlooking one of the ponds. The students sit in silence, listening to the sounds of crickets and other animals. The silence is broken: when one of the participants howls at the moon and a coyote answers from afar.

••• All 47 participants share a word or sentence to sum their experience. Many mention the people they met on the trip. Afterward, everyone wrapped their arms around each other and moved in close for a group hug. “We came as strangers and left as lifelong companions,” Chiu said.

Jessica Smith is a senior information management and technology and television, radio and film dual major. Her column appears every Tuesday. She can be reached at jlsmit22@ syr.edu.

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Misery loves company Revamped sound sinks country trio into depression

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ast time we heard from Lady Antebellum, it was a quarter after one. They were a little drunk and soaring on the wings of smashhit single “Need You Now,” a country-twanged opus of heartbreak and melancholy. If “Need You Now” was the product of nights of drunken reverie and thoughtfulness, follow-up album “Own the Night” represents the morning-after hangover. While “Need You Now” is a carefully weaved record that bleeds with sadness and wears its heart on its sleeve, “Own the Night” lacks any emotional punch. Opener “We Owned the Night” is lazily written, with verses and a chorus that run together without a powerful hook to draw in listeners. Singer Charles Kelley half-heartedly tries to energize the track with a few incoherent shouts. The record’s first single, “Just a Kiss,” shamelessly borrows from the melody of “Need You Now” to the point of Kelley and Hillary Scott trading fauxdepressed lines in the verses. The chorus struggles to stand on its own two feet, as the swelling steel guitar and piano chords swallow the two vocalists’ plaintive delivery. The band

gives up on faking sadness with “Friday Night,” a feel-good song that’s more filler than killer. Dave Heywood’s guitar work on the track sounds like something Pat Benatar would write if she played country music — out of character for the trio. It doesn’t help that the lyrics on the ditty scrape the bottom of the barrel of Lady Antebellum’s songwriting talents, with the most cringe-worthy lowlight being the gleefully shouted, “I wanna be your lemonade in the shade / Money in your pocket ‘cause you just got paid.” That’s not to say that Lady Antebellum has completely dropped its sad-sack shtick just yet. “Cold as Stone” is a delightfully depressing song. Featuring some fantastic harmonies, it showcases just how good the vocal dynamic between Kelley and Scott can be. Over a weepy acoustic guitar, Lady Antebellum return to form in a less-is-more kind of way. The vibe carries over into piano ballad “As You Turn Away,” an ode to hard farewells and a vocal tour de force for Scott. Country music is meant to be sad. And when Lady Antebellum remembers that, they’re almost unparalleled in writing last-call bar blues songs. The album really stumbles when the band gets a little too optimistic. “Love I’ve Found in You” features a quickly paced drumbeat and cheerful steel guitar melodies, but the

mid-tempo vocal duo has a hard time keeping up with the beat. On the other end, “Somewhere Love Remains” might go down as one of the best tracks in Lady Antebellum’s discography. It’s soft, slow and sad. But the soaring chorus offers a ray of optimism that perseveres throughout the song, no matter how depressing the lyrical turns take. Between traded verses from Scott and Kelley and sweeping country orchestration from Heywood, the trio strikes the right balance between despair and hope. The sleepy “Heart of the World” is the perfect closer, a song with such tired vocals that it’s not hard to imagine the band yawning and falling asleep during the first few studio takes. Even with an understated drumbeat and softly played strings haunting the background instrumentation, the song still sounds tired and worn out. Right now, this is where Lady Antebellum stands: cranking out tired retreads of old songs, balanced out by jaunty upbeat tunes that sound out of place and a few diamonds in the rough that won’t get much radio airplay. “Own the Night” won’t match the success of “Need You Now.” But maybe this will teach Lady Antebellum a lesson: Sometimes, maybe it’s better to be too sad than too happy. ervanrhe@syr.edu

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Division-III Stevenson University celebrates first-ever victory By Katie McInerney Special Projects Editor

Ed Sweeney has manned the sidelines for various Division I-AA, Division III and high school football teams for more than 30 years. This past Saturday might be the highlight in his three decades of games. Sweeney thinks his most recent game, as associate head coach at Stevenson University, is up there with the best of them. That’s because it was Stevenson’s first win. Not in the conference. Not in the season. First win ever. “It felt good to accomplish it,” he said. “Nobody expected us to do it.” Two games into the Division-III Stevenson football program’s first season, the Mustangs came away with a 46-43, double-overtime victory over Christopher Newport University on Saturday. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 3,500 in the inaugural home game at Mustang Stadium, located on the former site of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens’ practice facility. But the Mustangs, who now sit at 1-1 and will begin Middle Atlantic Conference play this weekend against King’s (Pa.) College, didn’t just get lucky as the clock ran out. A victory like this has been in the works for years. The university acquired the Baltimoreowned property in Owings Mills, Md., only four miles away from the Ravens’ current training facilities, in 2006. The plan was to build a $9 million stadium at the expense of the school. It would host field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse games. And, once it materialized, the football program would make its home on the former Ravens property, too. There were some snags in the operation. Some professors were concerned about the amount of money being spent on a new stadium

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and creation of the football team, Stevenson Athletic Director Brett Adams said. But Adams and other officials did research on the possible effects a football program could have on Stevenson in terms of economics, campus demographics and alumni relations. The male population would increase. Students would remain on campus on Saturdays to watch games. Alumni could reconnect to their alma mater by returning to Owings Mills during the fall to watch the Mustangs play — all appealing benefits in the eyes of Stevenson administrators. The stadium — and the football team — were approved. In fall 2010, the coaches began their heavy work. The fledgling team practiced three days a week and worked out two more. But there were no scrimmages, no walk-throughs and no games against junior varsity teams. It wasn’t worth possibly risking the eligibility of the players, Sweeney said. The “season” before the real season culminated in an intrasquad scrimmage in October of last year, on Stevenson’s homecoming weekend. Then the coaches hit the recruiting trail. Sweeney said convincing players to play for Stevenson was easier because of the Division I-type facilities the Mustangs have at their stadium. The locker room contains 62 lockers from the Ravens’ former locker room. The weight room is 6,400 square feet — three times the size of the former weight room — and the stadium seats 3,500 people. “That’s very significant to me after being at a number of places,” Sweeney said. “It makes it a lot easier to recruit when we can show them what we have. They get to play in front of 4,000 people under the lights in a tremendous facility, which is huge. They can get a good solid education, and they can have a good solid team.” Recruiting hasn’t been the only aspect of Stevenson affected. The changes the team has brought to campus have been remarkable. Forty years ago, Stevenson was an all-female university. In 1994, when Adams was hired,

only two percent of students were male. Now, 39 percent of the campus is male — much closer to the national average. “The school is in a growth mode. They’re increasing enrollment and increasing student housing,” he said. “The increased growth means additional tuition dollars.” The successes are just beginning for Stevenson. Adams said the program is 300 tickets away from selling out all of its home games. The profit the program is bringing in will be able to fund the beginning of a women’s ice hockey program — which will be the southernmost program of its kind in the United States at any collegiate level. Instead of cutting men’s programs to meet Title IX standards, Adams said, the school can expand its offerings for students. And the changes are just beginning for the Mustangs football team. After Stevenson opened its season with a 49-21 thrashing at the hands of Shenandoah, the odds looked stacked against the team Saturday. But Sweeney gave the players some advice. “Once you play a game, you’re a veteran,” he told them. “You’re not a freshman anymore.” The Mustangs won in triumphant fashion. Freshman Jeromie Miller caught a touchdown pass from junior quarterback C.J. Hopson to push the Mustangs ahead of Christopher Newport in the second overtime. “They were all really, really pumped up,” Sweeney said. “Kids were running around with the school flag and jumping around. It was every emotion you could think of.” The victory means a lot for the future of Stevenson as an institution, campus and community. “I was overwhelmed watching everyone’s enthusiasm, and what it means for their experience and their time at Stevenson,” Adams said. “This game will be memorable for more than just the players. “This victory is transformational; it brings pride to every part of campus.”

Games to watch Southern California 36, Syracuse 12 Just because Syracuse is undefeated doesn’t mean it’s that good.

Oklahoma 21, Florida State 17 The Seminoles have improved since last year’s 47-17 loss to Oklahoma, but they haven’t improved enough to overcome the Sooners’ offense.

Clemson 17, Auburn 14 Auburn’s 17-game winning streak will come to an end this week if it doesn’t find a way to stop Clemson’s defense.

Louisiana State 28, Mississippi State 14 In its SEC opener, LSU doesn’t even need its best players to beat Mississippi State for the 12th time in a row.

Texas 26, UCLA 13 Rick Neuheisel said himself that he was on the hot seat, so he could use a victory here. But it’s probably not going to happen. knmciner@syr.edu

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Jardine reflects on time spent at World University Games with Melo By Tony Olivero Staff Writer

Scoop Jardine and Fab Melo were together for 12 days in August. On the surface, everything about their time together was normal. The SU basketball teammates hung out with each other in dorms daily. They ate breakfast together. And they played basketball, of course — eight games each. The elder Jardine made a point to be there for all of Melo’s games, giving him pointers after each one. “I think Fab did a great job,” Jardine said. “He played a lot of basketball. He’s a guy who just needs to play basketball and needs to become better.” But apart from the basketball, Jardine and Melo were together a half a world away in Shenzhen, China. They were together taking part in the World University Games — Melo was a part of Team Brazil and Jardine was a member of Team USA. For almost two weeks, the pair was isolated at the tournament as Melo’s legal situation back in Syracuse continued to linger. Melo is facing a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief after he was accused of breaking the turn signal on his thengirlfriend’s car during an argument at Melo’s

South Campus apartment May 30. On Sept. 9, Melo wore a World University Games T-shirt, shorts and sandals before one of the team’s afternoon workouts at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center. Around the corner, Jardine stood in the Hall of Fame wing of the Melo Center, fielding questions about his experience with Team USA for the first time. Melo was not available to the media. And when asked whether or not Jardine took time out in Shenzen to speak with Melo regarding his current legal situation, Jardine didn’t hesitate with his answer. Jardine said he didn’t talk to the sophomore about it at the tournament. “Nope. Nope. We don’t do that,” Jardine said. “It’s about basketball. Basketball takes away from all that. I don’t want to speak about that. But I know Fab had a great time over there, and that’s all we can focus on.” Simple as that, swears Jardine. Although they were physically half a world away from Syracuse, their thoughts regarding Melo’s legal situation were as well. Along the way, Jardine said he soaked up another side of Melo he had never seen before. Melo was in his element. “Fab speaking another language, they spoke

it all the time,” Jardine said. “I was asking him what he was saying when he was talking to his teammates, and if I needed to say something to them.” The center started seven games for Brazil, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, while

“And just us being around each other for a summer — we would usually be here, but we were in another country. I was supporting him, he was supporting me.” Scoop Jardine

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shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Jardine averaged 7.8 points and 14.8 minutes. He shot 55.8 percent from the field and started three games. No player on Team USA started more than five games in the tournament, as they finished

with the tournament’s best record of 7-1, yet claimed fifth place after losing 76-74 to Lithuania in the quarterfinals. One month after the start of the games in Shenzhen, Melo and Jardine are back together again in Syracuse along with the rest of the SU basketball team. Jardine, the point guard, is prepping for the start of practice in a month as the Orange enters the season as a Final Four favorite. Melo is slated to be in the starting lineup right along with him. But his legal situation continues to hover. On Aug. 31, after two previous postponements in the Syracuse City Court’s domestic violence court, Syracuse City Judge Stephen Dougherty adjourned Melo’s case to Sept. 26 at the request of Melo’s defense lawyer Gary Sommer. No matter what happens on and after Sept. 26, Jardine says he will offer Melo his support, just as he did for two weeks in Shenzhen. “Just my presence alone with Fab, Fab’s a great guy,” Jardine said. “And just us being around each other for a summer — we would usually be here, but we were in another country. I was supporting him, he was supporting me. “We were still representing Syracuse.” aolivero@syr.edu


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the entire season because of “unresolved issues at USC,” a Louisville spokesman said in an email to The Daily Orange. The spokesman said his ineligibility was not related to NCAA transfer rules. Campbell has since moved on to Division II New Mexico Highlands but still says he had the best time of his life at USC. He lived his dream to be a Trojan for three years. It was a dream he first got a taste for on Nov. 19, 2005. Campbell looked on from the stands in awe as Reggie Bush broke a highlight-reel 50-yard touchdown run against Fresno State. Surrounded by the band and the student section, Campbell watched Bush put the ball behind his back before cutting across the field and into the end zone. The stadium erupted and Campbell — watching the game as a fan in high school — soaked in the scene as Bush crossed the goal line in front of him. The crowd of 90,007 was going crazy. The Song Girls. The field. It was grandiose. It was perfect. “That’s living the dream right there,” Campbell said. “That’s why I chose to go to USC and play for USC.” Carroll visited him multiple times at Norco (Calif.) High School to recruit him. The entire school was quickly in frenzy, and students filled the hallways, trying to take pictures of the USC head coach. Once, they had to lock themselves in the locker room just to be able to talk. Carroll sold him on his “win forever” philosophy. “Pete Carroll was a god, he did whatever he wanted, and people looked up to him and respected him,” Campbell said. But “win forever” only lasted three years. Carroll moved on, and so did Campbell. To this day, Campbell is still proud he was part of the Trojan family — violations or not. He has no regrets. Not everyone views their time at USC as positively as Campbell does. Others have moved on and chosen not to look back. Blake Ayles, who left the Trojans for Miami, declined to comment through a Hurricanes’ spokesman. The athletic communications representative said he “does not have any interest in discussing USC.” Malik Jackson, now at Tennessee, was not made available by a Tennessee spokesman. And former Trojans Shareece Wright, Stanley Havili and Tyron Smith all declined to comment for the story through NFL representatives for their respective teams. For Campbell, though, he knows nothing will match those three years he got to live his dream. It’s a dream he is reminded of whenever he looks at the USC tattoo on his right arm, which he got to reveal his commitment in high school. “I’m not ashamed of that (tattoo) at all,” Campbell said. “I was part of the No. 1 class in the nation. I was part of something great.” ••• They lived the life of professionals at the college level. USC’s popularity extended right into Hollywood. Simmons said during Carroll’s era, the streak of success coupled with the lack of an NFL franchise in LA made the program a big draw. “We’re kind of like the professional team, so everybody is looking at us,” Simmons said. Carroll often had celebrities at practices and team meetings to speak to the Trojans. Simmons specifically remembers Will Ferrell coming multiple times. And he still laughs about one visit when he showed up as “Captain Compete.” The joke started with a scare. A stuntman fell from a video tower before practice, and play-

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ers worried the fall could be deadly. The fear quickly disappeared when Ferrell came running onto the field dressed as a superhero, carrying the man. Simmons said Carroll loved practical jokes, and with the program always winning, they only added to the fun. But that all changed when Kiffin came in. With the NCAA looming over the program, the head coach closed practices to outsiders. He had to protect the program. And he has carried that all-business approach into this season. His theme for camp in 2011 was “no distractions.” Tupou said Kiffin ended each practice reminding the players not to let the NCAA sanctions affect them. This USC team still has the chance to recapture the greatness that recently defined the program. And to do that, the team must be focused on winning the games it does get to play, not the ones it can’t in the postseason. “We could easily sit here and say, ‘Well, we don’t have something to play for, we’re just happy to win,’” Kiffin said in the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference Sept. 6. “But we have high standards of our expectations for the way that we play here.” ••• With 81 scholarship players on the 2011 roster as of Aug. 21, USC comes into this season with added depth, something it was desperately missing a year ago. The depth chart was decimated after losing six transfers and releasing two recruits last year. Kiffin was forced to hold back at practices. With only 71 scholarship players heading into the 2010 season — 14 below the NCAA maximum — staying healthy outweighed the benefits of physical play. “We were in such fear of the numbers going lower than where they were at, you know, that that’s the choice that we made,” Kiffin said. Though it helped the players survive from week to week, Kiffin said it hurt his team on

game day. And it showed in the Trojans’ final 8-5 record. It made a difference in crushing last-second losses to Washington and then-No. 16 Stanford. The Huskies and Cardinals had rotations that kept their players fresh, playing about half the snaps the Trojans did, said Galippo, the linebacker. And in both games, a fatigued USC defense couldn’t halt late drives that set up game-winning field goals. “When it gets down to those two-minute situations at the end of games,” Galippo said, “that’s the difference between one team being gassed and another team being ready to go.” For Simmons, the former defensive tackle, USC should always be ready to go. The players have the Trojans’ legacy to uphold, regardless of numbers. The greats like Marcus Allen and Troy Polamalu are watching. And so is the potential next line of USC players. “Regardless of what happens, we still have that reputation to maintain, and if we went out there and laid an egg every Saturday,” Simmons said, “it would definitely probably affect future recruitment.” And if the past and future aren’t enough to keep this Trojans team motivated in the present, Kiffin will be there to crack the whip at practice. Tupou said the head coach has worked the players so hard, they haven’t had time to worry about the postseason ban. The program is getting back to the same intense competition level that characterized the program when the best of the best flocked to USC. And with each day, as the players fight to get on the field, they are slowly removing the stain the NCAA sanctions have left on the program. Life does go on. “It all starts out with eliminating the distraction about the whole NCAA thing and working on getting that erased from our team,” Tupou said. “And then it’s all about competing.” rjgery@syr.edu

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one block, one seam or one alley away from reaching the end zone. “We think he has the potential to break one at any given time,” SU assistant head coach John Anselmo said last week. Leading up to Syracuse’s game against Rhode Island, Kobena predicted he would take a kick off all the way back for a touchdown against the Rams. Though he was just one game into his collegiate career, the freshman already had a certain confidence in his breathtaking speed. “I’m kind of confident I’ll break one this next game,” he said prior to the game against Rhode Island. “I’m very confident because what (SU running backs coach Tyrone) Wheatley put together, it’s basically the same thing (as last week), but we have a great feel for it now with repetition.” With each game, Kobena becomes more comfortable with his 10 teammates on special teams. Kobena and Anselmo both said that special teams is the most difficult unit to have all 11 players on the same page. If any one player misses a block, a member of the opponent’s kick coverage gets a free run at Kobena for an easy tackle. That said, Kobena has one limitation as SU’s returner. “He’s allowed one cut,” Anselmo said. After that, Kobena must take off, “100 miles per hour,” as Anselmo put it. He and the SU coaching staff don’t want the young returner spending any unnecessary time moving laterally. Through two games, Kobena is averaging 20.7 yards per return. He hasn’t been amazing, but he’s been close to it.

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Jones to miss game Saturday

Breaking free

By Michael Cohen SPORTS EDITOR

Ineligible for bowl, USC focused on erasing dark cloud left by sanctions By Ryne Gery

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hris Galippo was on the Southern California campus when he got the news. Christian Tupou was in the weight room. Derek Simmons was watching ESPN News. Anger, disappointment and indifference all set in as they found out USC would be hammered with NCAA sanctions for various violations in its athletic programs. Among the punishments announced June 10, 2010, was a two-year postseason ban for the football program. Finding out there would be no shot at the conference title, no shot at another Rose Bowl berth, no shot at making one last run at a national championship elicited a range of emotions from the veteran players. “We were all definitely frustrated because you go to USC to play in the big bowl games,” said Simmons, a senior defensive tackle on the 2010 team. “It got taken away from us. “But life goes on.” The 2010 and 2011 senior classes enjoyed two Rose Bowl wins under head coach Pete Carroll before he bolted for the Seattle Seahawks just months before the sanctions rocked the program. Along with the bowl ban, USC lost 30 scholarships spanning three seasons and was forced to vacate its 2005 Bowl Championship Series national title. The seniors were forced to finish their careers with the sanctions hanging over their heads, as they were bombarded with questions about the punishments and the effects over the last two years. Gone was the mystique of the USC dynasty that drew them to Los Angeles, erased by violations committed during Reggie Bush’s legendary career. All that was left was a 13-game regular schedule, leaving no chance to capture the titles they dreamed about when they committed.

illustration by emmett baggett | art director PETE CARROLL AND REGGIE BUSH have both left Southern California, but the program still faces repercussions, including a postseason ban in 2011, for its actions. But life goes on. After dealing with the sanctions in 2010, Tupou said the shock has worn off. The 2011 seniors weren’t blindsided by the bowl ban like last year’s group. They may not have a bowl

OUT OF CONTROL The Southern California football program was hit with NCAA sanctions due to violations centering around Reggie Bush. The men’s basketball and women’s tennis teams were also penalized, as the NCAA ruled USC lacked institutional control from 2004-09. Here’s a look at the penalties assessed to the football program and their durations: YEARS

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All wins from December 2004 through the 2005 season vacated* Postseason ban 30 lost scholarships

*Includes USC’s 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in the 2005 Bowl Championship Series national championship game at the Orange Bowl

game to play for, but they have USC’s proud history to live up to. And they still have their individual futures to consider. “We need to solidify our futures by making it to the next level and playing really, really good football, so that we can get drafted and go on to the NFL,” Galippo said. “So bowl or no bowl, that’s something.” ••• Jordan Campbell was in limbo. No longer officially on the USC roster after violating new head coach Lane Kiffin’s team policy, the fate of his football career as a Trojan was uncertain. With Carroll already gone, he had considered transferring. And just four days after the sanctions came down, Campbell, a linebacker, became the first USC player to announce he was leaving. “It wasn’t SC,” Campbell said. “I fell in love with the Pete Carroll era. … But with him leaving, it wasn’t USC no more.” As a rising redshirt junior, Campbell was able to transfer to any Football Bowl Subdivision school without sitting out a year following the sanctions. He landed at Louisville, but he was ineligible SEE USC PAGE 13

To be without your best defensive player against Rhode Island is one thing. To be without him against Southern California is a whole different dilemma. On Monday, Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone announced that defensive end Chandler Jones would miss the Orange’s game against USC. It is the second consecutive game that Jones will miss with what has only been described as a lower-body injury. And going into a matchup with “maybe the best program in college football,” the continued absence of Jones is a big blow to SU. “Chandler Jones is not going to play this week, so we’ve lost arguably our best defensive player,” Marrone said in his press conference Monday. In addition to the loss of Jones, Syracuse will also be without safety Olando Fisher. He missed the game against Rhode Island with a lowerbody injury as well, and Marrone said he won’t be suiting up against the Trojans. One bright spot for the Orange is the potential return of cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson. Named the starter for the season opener against Wake Forest, Anderson played only 15 snaps before leaving the game with an upper-body injury. He didn’t return and missed the game against the Rams last week. Though Marrone could only say that Anderson “might” play against USC, the possibility of his return to the SU secondary is certainly encouraging. Especially since the Orange defensive backs face the mammoth challenge of defending Trojans’ wide receiver Robert Woods, who is averaging 139.5 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns per game. “(Woods) is probably the best player in the country at his position,” Marrone said Monday. In terms of the future, Marrone said Jones and Fisher will be evaluated again next week. He said he is hoping for a “good report” and that those two players will be allowed to return to the field.

Kobena impressive in return game Jeremiah Kobena’s prediction proved false, but the freshman kick returner for the Orange remains just

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