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What is it? A mysterious university

Reading the rankings SU jumped up a surprising four

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‘Modern Family’ actor, comedian to visit campus By Erik van Rheenen ASST. FEATURE EDITOR

Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC’s awardwinning comedy series, “Modern Family,” will speak at Goldstein Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. University Union Performing Arts will host “An Evening with ‘Modern Family’s’ Jesse Tyler Ferguson.” The LGBT Resource Center and the television, radio and film department of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will co-sponsor the event. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Monday at the Schine Student Center Box Office at 11 a.m. Students, faculty and staff of Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry can purchase up to four tickets for $5 a ticket. Ferguson plays Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family and has been nominated for three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He’s also appeared in Broadway musicals such as “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The actor got his start in CBS sitcom “The Class” before moving to ABC for “Modern Family” in 2009

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courtesy of katie mccullough | seed of compassion 2008 THE DALAI LAMA AND DAVE MATTHEWS will appear at SU for the One World Concert.

Coming together Through spiritual journey, SU trustee is able to bring Dalai Lama to campus

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uring a three-month spiritual journey, Syracuse University trustee Samuel Nappi found himself in Jordan. Nappi, a local businessman, was accompanied by Martin Luther

King III, His Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan and a Jewish friend. One evening, the four men walked along the banks of the Jordan River and stopped to pray. Two Christians, a Muslim and a Jew all prayed together.


“It was a wonderful experience and it’s what ‘Common Ground for Peace’ is all about,” Nappi said. “Common Ground for Peace” is a two-day forum that will be held at Syracuse University Oct. 8-9. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and more


After climbing four spots, Syracuse University is now tied for No. 58 on the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list. The jump from last year’s No. 62 ranking ties SU with Fordham University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Maryland College Park for the No. 58 spot. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry also saw a jump in its rating, going from No. 82 to No. 77. SU’s No. 58 ranking is a welcome sign of improvement after SU fell seven spots in 2012, from No. 55 to No. 62. While SU recognizes the role rankings play in the college selection process, they do not always accurately portray all a college has to offer, Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, said in an email. “Of course we want to be ranked as high as possible,” he said. “But rankings also often fluctuate for colleges and universities each year


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Brief first meeting yields little discussion By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER

The first University Senate meeting of the academic year lasted less then 10 minutes, with senators electing to spend time regrouping privately in committees rather than engaging in general discussion. The senate held an organizational meeting on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium, which was almost filled with senators for the first formal USen meeting since April.

Chancellor Nancy Cantor was unable to attend because she was in Chicago meeting with other national


University Senate is an academic governing body with powers such as proposing policy on grading, student life and athletics, among many others. It also approves new curricula and recommends faculty for promotion. USen meets once a month on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.

university presidents at Northwestern University, said Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, in an email. Senators received a report from the Subcommittee on Nominations at the start of the meeting addressing which faculty or administration members would be added or removed from committees. The senate accepted the report and moved to adjourn the meeting just after 4 p.m. Although faculty talked through-

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Eat with someone different from yourself for peace and understanding







Bigger and better than ever Destiny USA prospers despite cancellation of its final phase.


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Mix It Up: Sharing Food and Stories of Peace and War 5 - 6:30 p.m. Schine 304 ABC Inclusive circle discussion and reception

In a Sept. 12 article titled “Hidden Resolution: SU community responds to complexities of Syrian conflict,” Mehrzad Boroujerdi’s name was misspelled.

Spiritual Conversations: Faith and Peacemaking 6 p.m. Discussion led by Hillel, MSA 7 p.m. Shabbat Dinner RSVP @ Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life

In a box accompanying a Sept. 11 article titled “Seven members added to assembly,” the number of representatives for the College of Visual and Performing Arts was misstated. VPA has four of 10 seats filled. The Daily Orange regrets these errors.

Positions of Dissent and Moving Borders: Ray Smith Symposium 7 p.m. Hendricks Chapel. Reception to follow


International Peace Brown Bag Lunch Discussions 12 - 2 p.m. Slutzker Center Drinks and dessert provided


Breaking Bread with SSA Free Dinner/Dialogue 5 p.m. Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel RSVP


LLL World Cultures on the Quad 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. HBC Atrium Breezeway

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Hospitality, Food and the Arts as Pathways to Peace Forum 7 p.m. Robert B. Menschel Media Center, Watson Hall. Reception to follow


International Peace Dinner in all SU Dining Centers 4 - 8 p.m.



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WHAT’S HAPPENING Sazon Phiota Sponsored by Kappa Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha 4:30 PM – Dining Hall Closes, SU Dining Halls Sazon Phiota is an event created by the Kappa Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha celebrating latino culture through music and food. Event is free with dining hall meal plan! BAKED Magazine General Interest Meeting Sponsored by BAKED Magazine 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Location TBD BAKED Magazine is looking for Syracuse foodies! We hiring for all staff positions including editors, staff writers, advertising executives, designers, photographers and more! Email BAKEDmagazine@gm for meeting location information. Event is free!


Orange Pulse General Interest Meeting Sponsored by Orange Pulse Dance Troupe 8PM, Hall of Languages Room 107 Orange Pulse is a philanthropic, non-audition dance troupe that offers classes in many different genres for all skill levels. Come find out what we're all about! Event is free!


SolarDash Sponsored by SULSA Run starts at noon, Hendricks Chapel Two mile run to support the charity project SunRazors aimed to bring solar panels to a village. Registration is at the door. Music and raffles in Hendricks after run. Event is free! Donations are welcomed. Spiritual Conversations: Faith and Peacemaking (ET4Peace Event) 6 PM Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life, 102 Walnut Place Discussion led by Hillel and Muslim Student Association. 7 p.m. Shabbat Dinner free w/meal plan, others $10. RSVP @ All are welcome. brought to you by...

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NALFO Convocation Sponsored by National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, HBC Gifford We’d like to invite all students interested in Latino Greek life to attend. During Convocation you’ll learn about SU’s Latino Greek Organizations. Registration starts at 11 AM and event begins at noon. Event is free!

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First Semester Kalabash Auditions Sponsored by Kalabash Caribbean Dance Troupe 12 PM – 3PM, Archbold Gym Fencing Room We are looking for guys and gals to join our "jammin" family! Bring your student ID, water, and comfy clothing! Open to public. Event is free!


Comm.UNITY General Interest Meeting Sponsored by Comm.UNITY 7 PM – 7:45 PM, Newhouse 1 Room 102 Use your skills. Build your resume. Help the community! All majors and years are encouraged to attend. Event is free!


Black Reign Step Team Clinic

Sponsored by Black Reign Step Team 3PM–5PM, Archbold Gym Our step clinic is a fun way to step or learn about stepping even if you don't want to try out! Anyone can attend! Cost: $3.00

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Black Reign Step Team Tryouts

Sponsored by Black Reign Step Team 1 PM – 5 PM, Archbold Gym All are welcome to audition, even if you didn’t attend the Saturday clinic. We are excited to add new members to the family! Event is free!

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Student Association Assembly Meeting Every Monday of classes 7:30pm Maxwell Aud. Student Association if the official student governing body of Syracuse University and SUNY ESF undergraduate students. We serve to represent students in all facets of university life. Everyone is welcome to come and get involved!


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Quad event to answer what ‘it’ is By Casey Fabris ASST. NEWS EDITOR

The big question on Syracuse University’s campus recently is: “What is it?” All around campus, brightly spray-painted sidewalk squares ask the question. On Tuesday, an email was sent to all students asking, “Just what is it anyway?” Try finding the answer online and the question is posed yet again. In the email, students were invited to come to the Quad on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. to have the question answered. After the announcement is made, there will be a cookout and free giveaways.

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MATT TAIBBI , a Rolling Stone magazine reporter, speaks at Maxwell Auditorium on Wednesday night. Taibbi discussed his journalism career and covering politics. He reminded students that despite America’s party polarization,“a middle does exist” in political journalism.


Being a financial journalist was just about the last profession Matt Taibbi thought about growing up. “If you told me years ago that I would grow up to become the world’s angriest financial journalist, I would probably die laughing,” Taibbi, a reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, said. “Growing up, being a journalist was the last thing I wanted to be.” Hoping to persuade politically indecisive students to vote, Taibbi

spoke to students about the upcoming election, the Wall Street bailout and the trials and tribulations of being a political journalist at Maxwell Auditorium on Wednesday evening. Taibbi spoke about the start of his journalism career in Russia right after college. “The first story I ever sold was titled ‘Communist Gorilla Eats First Banana,’” Taibbi said. Though the crowd erupted in laughter, Taibbi continued on a seri-

ous note. Many of the stories Taibbi wrote, he said, were of similar subject matter. He may have wanted to work on different types of stories, but Taibbi said a journalist must be aware of what sells in the media market. He described this awareness as being part of a journalistic sixth sense. Taibbi began his career as a journalist in America by becoming a campaign reporter alongside Howard Dean. He quickly learned that his preconceived notions about the

life of a campaign journalist were far from reality. “On my first day, a fellow reporter described a journalist’s job during the campaign trail as similar to shoveling coal for Satan,” Taibbi said. Taibbi later realized there was “no story to be found among the campaign trail,” and that cliches within political speeches became background noise. His experience along the cam-


The Department of Public Safety sent out notices to students living off campus and on South Campus on Wednesday regarding incidents that have taken place during the last few weeks. The email sent to students living off campus cited several incidents of “non-SU affiliated individuals, under the age of 21” attending off campus parties where alcohol is being served. The email reminded students that providing alcohol to

those under the age of 21 is illegal and also a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. “It just seems that this year, there’s been a spike or increase in the number of high school age students that are wandering the neighborhoods on weekend nights looking for parties,” said DPS Chief Tony Callisto. DPS has seen high school students from both suburban and city schools in the area. Students hosting parties should make sure they know everyone in attendance and

students should know the host of parties they plan to attend, Callisto said. In the email sent to students living on South Campus, residents were warned of three suspicious males attending two parties at 220 Small Road. The suspects attended parties at the same apartment on Friday and Sunday nights, uninvited. They are believed not to be affiliated with SU and were asked to leave the party, prompting them to become aggressive and threatening, according to the email.


Callisto said DPS has been working in conjunction with the Syracuse Police Department on the investigation, which remains active. DPS is asking for help in identifying the suspects. Each of the three individuals is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, 16 to 18 years old and of thin build. The first two suspects had shaved heads and were wearing white T-shirts and jeans. The third suspect had braided hair and wore a blue shirt and jeans,

Colleen Bench, director of the Syracuse University Parent’s Office, has been named assistant vice president of student affairs. Bench will continue to serve as director of the parent’s office in addition to performing her new duties as assistant vice president of student affairs, said Thomas Wolfe, senior vice president and dean of student affairs. Assistant vice president of student affairs is a newly created position that involves crisis management. Bench will coordinate with other offices and departments at SU when unexpected incidents occur involving students or the SU community, Wolfe said. “She has a great set of skills and knows many people through her years here,” he said. Bench’s connections will be very valuable, as she will work with the Office of Alumni Relations, the Office of Advancement and External Affairs and the Office of Admissions in her new position, Wolfe said. “I am looking forward to strengthening the relationships that I have built over the years with campus partners and coordinating our work with students and families in crisis situations,” Bench said in an email.




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Rebuilding SA representation must be priority for members, all students R ACHAEL BARILL ARI


he Student Association is supposed to be the voice of the entire undergraduate student body at Syracuse University. In its ideal form, the organization brings peers from each social and academic interest together so that nearly every faction of the student body is represented. Unfortunately, it rarely works this way. According to SA’s latest figures, 27 percent of SU undergraduates do not have representation in SA. While some schools and colleges are well represented, like the College of Arts and Sci-

campus watchdog ences at 91 percent and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at 86 percent, others are severely lacking. Only 40 percent and 50 percent of students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and

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the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, respectively, are represented. The iSchool has the greatest underrepresentation, with zero of three member positions filled. The only way SA can function true to its intention of being entirely representative is if the general assembly exists at 100 percent capacity. With a large portion of the student body — therefore, the constituency — unrepresented, students like those from the iSchool have no voice in the important procedures of student government. This means no input whatsoever on policies from how money is distributed among student groups to what projects will be completed for enhancing student life. Unfortunately, the general assembly seems to operate like a “revolving door,” said Jennifer Bacolores, Board of Elections and Membership chair. Near the end of the 55th session under the leadership of then-President Neal Casey, the assembly reached nearly 100-percent capacity. The high percentage of representation dropped sharply, however, with the beginning of the 56th session and President Dylan Lustig’s term. This common revolving-door trend proves the quality of each candidate is equally as important as, if not more important than, the quantity of recruits. If members do not have staying power, who will complete the large initiatives and promises made to the rest of the student body? Though Bacolores said candidates now endure a much more intensive screening process than in the past, it is ultimately up

to the members of the general assembly to elect which students will become their fellow student legislatures. Therefore, the responsibility to make SA truly representative and comprised of dedicated student leaders falls on the current members of the organization, as well as the student body. Students cannot become interested or involved in student government if they are not aware one exists. Though attempting to inform the SU population has been a focus of SA in the past, efforts need to continue further. Representatives should be approaching iSchool students daily to explain their peers’ lack of voice. The cabinet should be sending campus-wide emails to notify each student of the organization and make clear that the goal is to build a cohesive government. As students, it is also our job to be aware of the governing bodies on campus that affect our daily lives. Being knowledgeable about, or being a part of, student government has nothing to do with an interest in politics. Rather, it is about being a responsible citizen and having the information to use resources necessary to make a change. A democratic system like SA cannot truly function without each faction of its constituency represented. Only 73 percent of students at SU have a voice in our student government. Come on iSchool, let’s change that. Rachael Barillari is a junior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at




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Rise in ranking surprising after SU’s recent decline One year after Syracuse University plummeted seven spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list, it is a surprise to see that SU rose four spots in the 2013 rankings. After a year of continuous turmoil and a lengthy decline in recent years — Syracuse went from No. 50 in the 2008 rankings to No. 62 in 2012 — SU finally saw an uptick. University officials should take note of this and work to build on this small success. SU was ranked in a five-way tie for No. 58 in this year’s report, up from No. 62 last year. In last year’s report, the university plunged seven spots from the previous year. Discussions about SU’s reputation followed during University Senate meetings, even before the rankings were released. After the rankings last year, The Chronicle of Higher Education came down hard on the university in an

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board article titled “Syracuse’s Slide.” All the signs seemed to point toward another decline this year, but the university rose in rankings. Though a four-spot jump is not remarkable, it is still a positive. U.S. News & World Report uses a host of criteria to rank schools, including faculty-to-student ratio, retention rate, faculty resources and student selectivity. In the past, university officials, including Chancellor Nancy Cantor, have said they do not put much stock in college rankings. But the faculty-to-student ratio and other rates are important measures of a university whether they’re related to rankings or separate, and they are numbers that need to remain valuable to the university’s mission and goals.


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Judge shake-ups try to bring singing competitions back into limelight

hristina Aguilera. Demi Lovato. Britney Spears. Adam Levine. That’s not the lineup for next year’s Grammy’s. Those are only a few of the names of judges on the top three TV singing competitions: “American Idol,” “The Voice” and “The X Factor.” With all the star power of judges, it seems like networks are trying to blind viewers from the truth. The singing competitions might just be over the hill. The season finale of “Idol” this year had the lowest audience in the show’s 11-season history. Then, Steven Tyler decided to leave his judge’s chair in July. Jennifer Lopez’s 5-inch stilettos soon followed. By late August, even rumors of Randy Jackson leaving began to spread, dawg. To make up for a massive cast exodus, “Idol” created a giant judging

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rumor mill. Mariah Carey officially joined the cast. Latino heartthrob Enrique Iglesias and country crooner Keith Urban’s names have been thrown out there to sit at the table with Carey. Now rumors are swirling that rapper Nicki Minaj might judge “American Idol,” but even she’s unsure. Last Friday she told Rolling Stone magazine, “I don’t know yet. I really don’t know.” The noncommittal answer was probably best for Minaj. Apparently the fact that the producers were in talks with the younger singer infuriated Carey. But “Idol” isn’t the only singing competition having some big issues. The completely unqualified Khloe Kardashian might judge Fox’s other singing reality show, “The X Factor.” NBC’s “The Voice” seems to be the most stable. None of its judges have left in a huff, and Adam Levine’s

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the one that got away stubble is as artful as ever. The show’s biggest problem is that it’s now going head-to-head with “The X Factor” on Wednesday nights. Clearly, networks are hoping the “Will-they-or-won’t-they?” celebrity baiting will make audiences tune in. Adding a superstar like Britney Spears to a show like “The X Factor” should be ratings gold. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll have a 2008-esque meltdown or start sounding as loopy as Paula Abdul did on “Idol.”

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It’s pretty unlikely, but networks are desperate for eyeballs and ad revenue. The two seem impossible to get through the traditional premise of singing competitions: having amazing performers. The stars of “Idol” were once the voices of Ruben Studdard and Kelly Clarkson. People tuned in to watch them belt out hit after hit, while also enjoying the acid tongue of Simon Cowell and sunshine-and-rainbows blather from Paula Abdul. Somewhere along the line, the shows stopped focusing on actual singing and turned into a three-ring circus of musicians and music moguls. I doubt most people could tell you the name of the last“Idol’” winner, Philip Philips. He, however, will be at Syracuse University in October with the Dalai Lama. While Clarkson went on to star in the motion-picture gem, “From Justin

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to Kelly,” and has a thriving career, Philips was lucky to make it into the iTunes Top 20. His single, “Home,” was the No. 1 song on iTunes after it was featured in the summer Olympics. Before that, it fell in the 80s range. Although singing competitions still get pretty good ratings, no one’s invested in them anymore. They’re better for background noise while writing a paper than frantically grabbing the phone to “call in now for your favorite performer!” I doubt even a catfight between Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Kloe Kardashian, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera would change that. Ariana Romero is a junior magazine journalism and political science major. Her column appears every week. She can be reached at or followed on Twitter at @ArianaRomero17.

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In her new job, Bench said she wants to improve the crisis management process, as relationships with students are very important. “Our response to students in this regard is critical and requires our best efforts,” she said. “My goal is to better define our process and ensure the communication between the experts that do this on a daily basis.”

out the summer about university policy and administrative news, no senator motioned to open discussion. The release of the U.S. News & World Report college rankings on Wednesday, which had started discussions in the past, were also not discussed. Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, senators also indicated they did not expect the senate to engage in general discussion because of the focus on committee assignments. In order to spark discussion at the usually passive introductory meeting, “a series of signs the university might be headed in the wrong way,” would be required, said Jeff Stonecash, professor of political science and member of the Appointment and Promotion committee. Newly elected Agenda Committee Chair Bruce Carter, who presided over the senate for the first time on Wednesday, said he did not expect much discussion during the organizational meeting given it is traditionally used for senators to convene with their committees. The agenda committee unanimously voted Carter to the position at the end of August. Former Chair Ian MacInnes, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Information Studies, stepped down from the position because he may be traveling outside of Syracuse






paign trail revealed the idea that journalists are “there to police a narrative. “Journalists are determined to make a narrative exist, and if it doesn’t, we’ll make it exist,” he said. He described America’s party polarization as a “ferocious contest of opposites.” Taibbi compared the political schisms within America to a Venn diagram, citing the middle of the diagram as an uncharted area among politicians and journalists alike. “Americans are becoming very dissatisfied with the red vs. blue reporting styles of journalism,” he said. “I knew there was something else out there.” Near the end of the event, Taibbi spoke directly to the audience. “I want you all to come away from this event

in the spring semester and will be unable to fulfill the duties of chair. He will remain on the committee for the fall semester to help ease the transition. Carter, an associate dean of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and associate professor of child and family studies, chaired the agenda committee from 1999 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2007, but this is his first time also acting as presiding officer. Carter is the third non chancellor to serve as presiding officer, following a recent USen trend. As chair and presiding officer, Carter will not participate in discussion or vote, except to break a tie, and will instead concentrate on facilitating discussion and keeping USen meetings moving. He said he would like to see more discussion occur during USen meetings, which he hopes will lead to the resolution of more issues. MacInnes said his successor “knows exactly how to run a meeting.” “He’s fair,” MacInnes said. “He wants to hear from a wide variety of voices like I did and he wants real debate.” Other business discussed: • For the second year, senate members will be receiving materials primarily through an electronic packet. After a senator asked whether hard-copy packets are available, Carter said they were upon request. @daramcbride

remembering that within political journalism, the middle does exist,” he said. “It is the most interesting and difficult side to politics, and unfortunately, it is up to the journalists to include it.” After concluding his speech, Taibbi allowed the audience to ask him questions. When an audience member asked how the rise of social media affects the accuracy of news coverage, Taibbi immediately said social media has negative effects on accuracy, citing Twitter as a culprit for breaking news down into small sound bytes of information. “News stories are complex,” he said. “You need an enormous amount of time and space to truly ref lect their meaning, and social media is making it harder and harder for the public to really digest what these stories are about.” The audience received Taibbi well, clapping loudly as he exited the stage.

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Despite punishments, students continue to download illegally By Natsumi Ajisaka CONTRIBUTING WRITER

In spite of being a punishable offense, illegal downloading has a discreet presence on campus. “It’s really hard to do it on campus because you have to get around the school, which is difficult, so most people don’t try to download

“It’s really hard to do it on campus because you have to get around the school, which is difficult, so most people don’t try to download anything.” Steven Ragnauth


anything,” said freshman information management major Steven Ragnauth. “You have to have the serious intent to do it.” Illegally downloaded media on AirOrangeX is supervised by SU’s Information Technology and Services. ITS monitors the network and disciplines offenders. The monitoring process is largely autonomous, only involving staff when copyright holders discover illegal sharing and send a notice of copyright infringement to ITS, said Christopher Croad, director of Information Security, in an email. ITS technicians do not actively watch network activity, leaving most of the monitoring to devices placed on the network. The devices detect peer-to-peer sharing protocols and imme-

THREE STRIKES, YOU’RE OUT On the first strike, the offending computer is quarantined from the network and the user is required to read SU’s Computing and Electronic Communications Policy. On the second strike, the offending computer is also quarantined from the network and the user must set up a counseling session with the director of information services. On the third strike, the computer is again quarantined from the network and the user is referred to judicial affairs.

diately shut them down, Croad said. While cases of illegal downloading do sometimes occur on campus, they are not frequent, ITS Senior Consultant Shefali Haldar said. If caught illegally downloading a file, firsttime offenders are “quarantined” from the AOX network. In order to remove the quarantine, students must delete the illegal file from their computer and downloading software, have the removal verified by an ITS consultant and sign an agreement saying they understand the SU network use policy. Haldar said she has never seen a student punished beyond being quarantined. There are ways around ITS’ anti-piracy system, said Forrester Pickett, a freshman computer engineering major. Pickett has spent years researching online forums and tutorials on torrenting, a method of downloading pieces of the same file from multiple sources on a peer-to-peer network and reassembling them back into a single file. Information on how to do this, Pickett said, can easily be found on Google. “A lot of what I’ve found is from the Internet, from forums. But there’s definitely a skill to Googling. You can’t just ask Google questions; it’s all about knowing the right words, keywords, knowing your way around,” he said. For students like Jonathan Bridges, a sophomore in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the debut of Internet radio stations has replaced the need to illegally download files. Said Bridges: “I don’t have much use for it now since they have Internet radio like Pandora, which is pretty ingenious because artists get paid when I listen to their songs.”


according to the email. Students should be good neighbors and report anything suspicious, and also lock their


doors and windows when leaving apartments unattended, Callisto said. Officers will be patrolling “hot spots” such as South Campus, the East Campus neighborhoods and Thornden Park, in addition to the campus as a whole, Callisto said. cffabris@

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than 20 musical artists, such as Dave Matthews, Natasha Bedingfield and Counting Crows, will engage the Syracuse community in talks about how to shift global consciousness toward peace. The event includes a public talk by the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, panel discussions for faculty and students, and a festivalstyle concert in the Carrier Dome. The possibility of the event came up last year, when Nappi’s journey around the world took him to the Vatican, Saudi Arabia, Israel and, eventually, India. He met with international peace leaders and asked if they would be interested in attending a peace summit. After speaking with numerous leaders, Nappi realized it might take years to get everyone together. That was when he received an invitation from the Dalai Lama.


Samuel Nappi joined the Syracuse University Board of Trustees in the 201112 academic year. He is the founder and chairman of Alliance Energy Group, an electric power generation company, and World Harmony Productions, which creates films, plays and musicals with a “social consciousness.” He is also a member of the board of directors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. At SU, Nappi is most involved in the College of Law’s Cold Case Justice Initiative, College of Visual and Performing Arts and Syracuse Stage, according to the SU Board of Trustees website.

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In December, Nappi traveled to India with his son, Justin, and caught the Dalai Lama’s interest. The Tibetan monk said he would check with his staff about scheduling a visit to SU. “I had a good understanding that it was possible, but I certainly was grateful when I found out that he confirmed,” Nappi said. And so began the mad race to pull the event together. Nappi hired a production team to recruit the talent. Legendary music producers Phil Ramone and Don Was will lead the group, Nappi said, as they are both the best in the industry. “It’s still kind of evolving. This is happening very rapidly,” he said. “Something like this does usually take a few years to put together — we’ve done this in three months. It’s a lot of work in a very short period of time.” Despite the quick turnaround, community interest has been staggering, Nappi said. Approximately 4,700 student tickets sold within the first 90 minutes of availability. The university offered a second student presale due to the high demand. Nappi emphasizes the influence of the summit and its speakers. A panel discussion will be held on Oct. 8 featuring the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King III and R. James Woolsey Jr., a former director of the CIA, among other guests. “If people can be moved when they leave, and their minds and hearts are open, then that’s certainly a direction I’d like to see things go,” Nappi said. Separate tickets will be sold for the symposium discussion, said Erin Kane, associate vice chancellor of public relations at SU. A number of tickets will be made available to students, but professors who wish to bring their classes will have priority. Any student who is unable to get a ticket to the panel will be able to watch it at various loca-

tions on campus via live streaming, Kane said. Ticket information will be released shortly. The musical artists performing on the night of Oct. 9 will contribute to the global shift

“A lot of people want to be entertained because they love the artists, but it’s not just about the artists. It’s really about His Holiness, his wisdom and his compassion.” Sam Nappi


toward piece because “music is the universal language that we all understand,” Nappi said. “I’m hoping that the musical element will bring out the vibe in some people to help be entertained and be inspired,” he said. The peace forum is sponsored by One World Community Foundation, a nonprofit established in June by Nappi and his wife, Carol. This will mark the organization’s first public event. World Harmony Productions, an entertainment company that develops films, plays and musicals with a social message, will produce the event at the Dome. Nappi founded World Harmony three years ago as a vehicle to become “socially conscious” of Broadway shows and films. World Harmony theatrical productions include “Stick Fly” and “Prometheus Bound.” Nappi is currently in the middle of producing a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic that he hopes to release next year.

Although the event is about a month away, preparations are underway, said Mark Emery, media representative for World Harmony Productions. Students should be prepared to have their belongings searched before entering the Dome, similar to when other high-profile visitors — such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden — came to SU. “This area is very experienced with handling large scale events,” Emery said. “There are standard operating procedures in place to deal with events this size.” The event will cost several million dollars to produce, but many high-profile guests, including the Dalai Lama, are not charging appearance fees, Nappi said. A portion of the ticket sales will also be donated to help fund a new scholarship named after Bassel Al Shahade, an SU graduate student killed in May in Syria while making a documentary film on the country’s violence. “A lot of people want to be entertained because they love the artists, but it’s not just about the artists,” Nappi said. “It’s really about His Holiness, his wisdom and his compassion.” Nappi said he hopes this peace summit will be one of many great achievements in his life. After all, he’s still on the journey. “Success is a journey, it’s not the key to happiness,” Nappi said in an email. “Compassion for others and giving back is happiness and you’re not really a success if you don’t give back.” @3sawyer


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CitrusTV to expand, renovate former FoodWorks space in Watson Theater By Taylor Baker CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CitrusTV recently announced plans to expand and renovate a newly available space in Watson Theater. The student television station will occupy what was formerly the home of FoodWorks. “It’s really exciting, not just for the organization of CitrusTV, but for the entire campus,” said CitrusTV General Manager Brad Slavin, a junior television, radio and film and information management and technology major. Slavin and fellow CitrusTV members have worked for months planning the construction of the new space. Slavin said he began working with the Office of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction last winter. Slavin said it is his mission, along with that of the executive staff, to make changes and look to the future of CitrusTV. The expansion in Watson Theater is the first major construction project of its kind that will be seen through solely by a student organization, Slavin said. The idea became a reality due to support from Syracuse University administration, such as Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Kevin Quinn, and donations from parents and alumni, Slavin said. “They are looking forward to it being completed just as much as we are here at CitrusTV,” he said. In hopes of having the newly developed Watson Theatre space up and running by the start

of the spring semester, CitrusTV needed an alternative space to continue its production. “Temporarily shutting down CitrusTV during construction was never an option; it wasn’t even something we thought about,” Slavin said. With 300 students participating in the organization and relying on CitrusTV for professional experience, the program simply could not be temporarily shut down, Slavin said. The production program also had to keep its commitment to Orange Television Network. CitrusTV produces the only live SU postgame show, “Orange Press Pass,” and also provides a lot of sports coverage to Time Warner Cable, Slavin said. To prevent backing out on these commitments, Slavin and his staff came up with the alternative idea to set up temporary productions in Studio B of Newhouse II. Regardless of the location of the studio, Slavin said, CitrusTV remains confident that it will still be able to maintain a high quality of production. Although the organization will be working around classes held in Studio B, Slavin said, it will still produce full shows. Said Slavin: “When it’s done it’s going to be extremely beneficial for the students who get to use this space to call home, but will also benefit the campus community, because we can produce that much more content, and at a much higher level than in the past.”


and don’t capture the full character, value, and strategic direction of an institution.” Hayley Eisenhardt, a sophomore elementary and special education major, said she is happy

“You want to go to the best school you can get into. That’s everyone’s goal. This will definitely give Syracuse a lot of positive attention.” Hayley Eisenhardt


with the ranking. Her high school-aged sister has started looking at colleges and she said rankings matter to students. “You want to go to the best school you can get into. That’s everyone’s goal,” she said. “This will definitely give Syracuse a lot of positive attention.” SU is also ranked No. 47 for best-value colleges, and its undergraduate business program for entrepreneurship came in at No. 8. For graduate programs, the university ranks No. 1 in public affairs and No. 3 in library and information studies. The student-to-faculty ratio remained unchanged at 16:1, but the number of classes with less than 20 students dropped slightly from 61.4 percent in 2012 to 61.2 percent in 2013. Katrina Sotiropoulos, a sophomore undeclared major in the College of Arts and Sciences,


said SU has a lot to offer and she’s glad the university has moved up in the rankings. “Out of hundreds of schools, being in the top 60 is amazing,” she said. “That says something about the university, the students and the professors.” Regardless of SU’s ranking, SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor has been critical of the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking system in the past. In a letter to the editor in The Daily Orange on Sept. 12, 2011, Cantor said the rankings hinder the efforts of SU and other colleges to maximize opportunities for all students. “We at SU do not believe that they represent the best and brightest hope for higher education’s role in forging a better future,” she said in the editorial. In a Sept. 6 Huffington Post blog post, Cantor said she believes higher education is in the middle of an existential crisis and must redefine success. Universities must balance cost with the need to serve the public, she said. “Highly selective four-year privates and publics will increasingly reject ever more applicants while superbly ‘educating’ those who are already most prepared, not coincidentally consolidating a hold on U.S. News rankings,” Cantor said in the blog post. Instead, Cantor said universities should look to educate many different groups of students rather than just the smartest students. It is this philosophy, Quinn said, that influences how SU thinks about ratings. Said Quinn: “In Syracuse’s case, the University has historically been proud to define its educational mission more broadly and inclusively than reflected in the limited set of metrics rankings.” @dylan_segelbaum @JessicaIannetta

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Copycat Take-home exam creates biggest cheating scandal in Harvard University history


By Andrew Muckell STAFF WRITER

hen the fall semester began at Harvard University this year, students suspected of cheating on a final exam last spring did not arrive on

campus. These individuals, along with a list of about 125 suspected Harvard University students in an Introduction to Congress class, are accused of plagiarizing one another’s work on a take-home final exam and creating the biggest cheating scandal in Harvard’s history, according to an Aug. 31 article from The Boston Globe. Similarities between exam answers first became evident to a teaching fellow in May, and after assistant professor Matthew Platt and Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay Harris were informed, the university evaluated the exams and contacted some students, according to the article. Platt and other officials found similar errors in understanding course material, similar typos and unusual references throughout the test, particularly in the extra credit section. Obscure phrases that appeared on numerous exams include “Freddy Mac’s stealth lobbying campaign,” “the cannon revolt of 1910” and “22, 500 organizations in 2008,” which was found on two exams with unnecessary space after the comma, according to a Sept. 11 Harvard Crimson article. The class had a reputation of having a small workload and requiring little studying. In addition, the introductory government class included several varsity athletes such as basketball star Kyle Casey, according to a Sept. 11 New York Times article. Casey, however, withdrew from Harvard on Tuesday to avoid “potential disciplinary action” for his involvement in the cheating scandal. Co-captain of the basketball team Brandyn Curry is also implicated in the investigation and is likely to join others in taking a leave of absence from the college, according to the Crimson article. The university plans to investigate the issue over the upcoming weeks by interviewing students and faculty members, and re-evaluating the final exam results, accord-

ing to the New York Times article. Harvard administrators are considering implementing preventative measures to decrease the likelihood of future dishonesty. In years past, Harvard considered implementing an academic honor code, but ultimately rejected it because many felt that it should not be necessary, according to the article. In 2010, the university established an academic integrity committee, and Harris, the undergraduate admissions dean, said the Introduction to Congress cheating incident will force it to act more rapidly, according to the article. Harvard has encountered similar academic integrity issues with undergraduates in recent years. The administration punished 197 students in the 2009-10 school year for academic dishonesty by monitoring, suspending or withdrawing them. Only seven students were acquitted during the course of that year, according to the article. The fate of the students involved in the spring 2012 cheating scandal seems uncertain, but Harvard will continue to investigate the problem and seek a resolution that will discourage cheating in the future, according to the article.

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Forget Regis: Syracuse University boasts talent primed for daytime TV


elly Ripa just got sacked — in a good way. In a week that featured the return of Peyton Manning, the debut of Robert Griffin III and a tornado-interrupted “home” game for the Orange, the biggest news from the gridiron is from a player who has been retired for five years. Michael Strahan is replacing Regis Philbin on “Live! With Kelly.” America’s toothless wonder is still waiting for word from ABC on whether he can ask, “Is that your final answer?” in primetime. I’m sure football purists are outraged that I’m bringing more attention to this than any of the storylines from the NFL or college football. Here is a recap: The Bills still suck, the Orange


no lies, just bull**** still lost, the Giants still won’t care until Week 10 and the geography teachers — or replacement referees — didn’t screw up too many calls. Nothing too groundbreaking. But Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan? The NFL’s single-season sack record holder

is now going to be regaling housewives with tales of Tom Coughlin’s locker room. Now the whole world is really going to know how Eli compares to his brother Peyton. According to ESPN, Strahan beat out the likes of Josh Groban and Seth Meyers for the spot alongside Ripa. Reports from unreliable sources claim that Groban insisted on having a Christmas tree on stage all year and that Meyers turned down the offer due to his fear of beautiful women. He will remain Amy Poehler’s co-host on “Weekend Update.” Maybe I’m wrong. I’ve never really watched a lot of daytime television that doesn’t include a Top 10 or Corey getting Shawn out of trouble with Mr. Feeny. Perhaps Strahan can reel in

the stay-at-home dad demographic. Strahan’s other gig, “Fox NFL Sundays,” could use Ripa to make Howie Long or Terry Bradshaw sound intelligent by comparison. Personally, I like Strahan. He’s a fairly personable guy who is good at what he does. However, he was not the best selection. I am willing to bet your next tuition bill that I can find a better selection here on campus. Here are my choices: Officer Joe Shanley: Let’s be serious for a moment. Who doesn’t love Department of Public Safety Officer Joe Shanley? A recent straw poll of my neighbors suggests that not only is he the nicest DPS officer they know, he is the only one they know. Tell me housewives won’t love watching Officer Friendly in uniform. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry President Cornelius Murphy: I’ve only ever seen this guy at freshman convocation and at graduations, but he seems like the grandfather type. We can just have him talk about birds and squirrels. More importantly, have you seen his hat? That hat needs its own show. That awkward blonde waiter: Anyone who has been to the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center knows exactly who I’m talking about. There’s that one blonde waiter who is kind of obnoxious, but charming in his own way. I just wish he would calm down about desserts. But the Snickers Pie is really good. You should probably get one to go. Otto the Orange: This Orange would finally make Ripa’s tan look normal. His head is slightly smaller than previous host Philbin’s, so cameramen would love it. You have orange juice for breakfast; now drink it with Kelly and Otto. My Uncle Cletus: Not many of you have met my Uncle Cletus, but he is a warm-hearted, blue-blooded son of the South who would kill you with kindness, as long as you brought him a Pabst Blue Ribbon first. National audiences would love to hear about the time Uncle Cletus won the tri-state area cornhole tournament, or how he was the inspiration for “Forrest Gump.” Give the people what they want. Give them Uncle Cletus and a PBR. Brett Fortnam is a senior newspaper journalism and political philosophy major who will be unemployed in nine months. His column appears every Thursday until there are enough complaints to make him stop. He can be reached at, but he will not respond.

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Run this town

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Fall in Syracuse offers numerous options for all types of runners

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all is the ideal season for running, especially in cool but scenic Central New York. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner unveiled the Monday Mile routes this week, and there’s no time like the present to whip yourself into shape. Check out some of the best trails the Syracuse University area has to offer before the winter blows in. -Compiled by The Daily Orange Feature Staff


Oakwood Cemetery When running outside, the strenuous physical activity and endorphins produced by such feats are really only half the fun. Anyone can get blood pumping on a treadmill. The greatest benefit of running outside comes from the beautiful scenes you can plan your route around — way better than watching the Food Network

on a miniature TV with 20 or more sweaty students surrounding you. Syracuse has a lot of lovely areas to run around, but one of the most interesting is to take a trip through the Oakwood Cemetery. It is closer to the Main-Campus side of Comstock Avenue, but an easy run for those jogging from South Campus, as well. The cemetery has some of the prettiest foliage on the Hill and boasts an interesting

group of paths, crisscrossing across a spacious spread of hills that make navigation a fun challenge for any runner. To top it all off, there’s a Civil War memorial located near the center of the cemetery, which will turn any average daily run into a much more intriguing experience. It is a gorgeous setup, and who knows — you might just learn a little something, too.


iPhone 5 announcement spurs excitement from campus By David Lauterbach CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Every day, Syracuse University students walk around campus from class to class, usually with their heads down to look at small screens in the palms of their hands. That small screen is typically the latest iPhone, and in two weeks, it will be getting a little bigger.

Apple released Wednesday the newest version of the iPhone: the iPhone 5. The phone is lighter, taller, thinner, wider and faster than the iPhone 4S. Prior to the release of the phone, Sam Hyman said his iPhone has a positive influence on his life and that it makes his life easier. “I set it so that I get updates from

my schoolwork and appointments I need to attend,” said Hyman, a freshman in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. One aspect of the new iPhone’s software, which mainly revolves around iOS 6, involves its mail system. The new phone lets users make settings such that they can list certain people as VIPs. This allows them

to access emails easier from people they need to speak to and hear from the most. Another key feature is Apple’s calendar app. The new iPhone calendar has an option to view just the current, five-day week. The old phones only allowed users to look at today, month or list. This will make it easier for Hyman

and all Syracuse students alike to see what appointments they have in the week ahead so they can budget their time more efficiently. “When you’re meeting a lot of new people, it makes it easier to be in contact with them,” said Jake Katz, a freshman management major. Thanks to iOS 6 and the iPhone


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Campus route Most people cringe and groan at the thought of going for a run. But besides the obvious, immediate health benefits — toned legs, better lung capacity — it’s been proven that running builds more blood vessels and improves cognition and memory later in life. Beginner runners shouldn’t feel pressured to run a half marathon right away, though. A short trip around campus will be enough to get your heart rate up. If you start on College Place, loop around the back side of the Carrier Dome and head back along University Avenue, you’ll feel like you got a decent workout. There are plenty of hills to keep things interesting, and it will be a nice way to take in how beautiful our campus looks during autumn. But if the run gets too easy, add an extra loop down Waverly Avenue or Marshall Street. Not only will this route be good exercise — especially if you incorporate the steps to the Mount for a killer leg workout — it’s a great way to see and be seen around campus. No one has to know you’re only running a mile, as long as you look good doing it.


Thornden Park – Euclid Stairs Running hills and stairs are not for the faint of heart. But for those who have heart, will and pumped-up quadriceps, a pleasant run down the block just won’t cut it. Sometimes you just have to lace up your sneakers and spice up your running route with some serious inclines. For those with this ambitious desire, SU campus has an ample amount of opportunities (they don’t call it the Hill for nothing). One of its more prominent hilly running areas is located at Thornden Park. Taking a run through the park and being sure to hit all of its hillier regions will start your run off right. Your legs will start to feel it immediately. To make the most of this athletic route, take the Clarendon Street exit out of the park and run down Lancaster Avenue toward Euclid Avenue. Take a left, and less than a block away you will see a towering set of stairs on your right: a formidable opponent for any runner. Finish off your run with a few sets of these and your legs will be absolutely

Off the beaten path of Euclid Avenue and Westcott Street is another beaten path: Barry Park. But for adventurous runners willing to brave a mile-and-a-half run from campus to the park, Barry Park — a few quick steps off Westcott Street — offers a flat route that ticks most musthaves off a runners checklist. It’s a breezy run from SU, features plenty of eye candy — especially with fall foliage coming into bloom — and most importantly, gives runners a chance to adapt their workouts to suit their needs. Barry Park’s most scenic feature, a milelong footpath around a pond, is also the most useful for students tailoring their workouts. No need for a stopwatch and guesswork to estimate how many miles your workout was; the path is a simple but effective way to measure your run. Pushing toward marathon mileage? Just add more laps, rinse and repeat. Getting back in the swing of jogging? Just do one loop. But don’t forget to factor in the three miles you’ll burn running to and from the park and your dorm. The extra mileage aside, Barry Park’s f lat course can be exactly what you make it.


If running’s not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other ways to stay fit while living on campus. Here are two ways to stay active: Yoga SU offers yoga classes for those to get spiritually fit while still keeping those muscles flexed. It is an excellent way of keeping mind and body well-conditioned. And if you’re not trying to sign up for a class, break out a yoga tape and try out some moves on the Quad. Gymmin’ it Between Ernie Davis Hall, Marshall Square Mall and Archbold/Flanagan Gymnasium, SU has a lot to offer in terms of gym fare. While Archbold has far and away the most options in terms of weights, gym space and a swimming pool for doing laps, it’s hardly a secret and can get pretty busy. Ernie Davis and Marshall Square Mall are perfect options for a lowkey day of elliptical training, perhaps with a textbook in hand for some multitasking.

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Shooting for perfection Rich historical setting, star performances cannot salvage lackluster story



uring Prohibition, moonshining and bootlegging were family businesses — none more infamous than the Bondurant brothers. “Lawless” epitomizes the harsh reality of their true story. The trio ran illegal distilleries in Franklin County, Va., during one of the most violent, crime-ridden eras in American history. The blood-soaked gangster film paints the vivid light of a Depression-era western. Based on the novel, “The Wettest County in the World,” by Matt Bondurant — grandson of Shia LaBeouf’s character Jack Bondurant — “Lawless” is a slowpaced drama with sudden bursts of bloody violence. The ambitious crime epic flirts with greatness, but ultimately falls short, bogged down by a disappointing ending and uneven lead acting from LaBeouf. The dusty towns and lush countryside of 1930s Virginia come alive through rich cinematography and dynamic performances from the film’s talented cast. Tom Hardy is transfixing as Forrest Bondurant, commanding a dominant presence in spite of his low, mumbling drawl. He’s pitted against Guy Pearce in Pearce’s meatiest role in years as Special Deputy Charlie Rakes, a ruthlessly vindictive Chicago Prohibition agent. “Lawless” tells the story of Forrest (Hardy), Howard (Jason Clarke) and Jack Bondurant (LaBeouf). They’re operating in relatively peaceful defiance of the law until Rakes (Pearce) shows up, threatening their business and way of life. Rakes is an overblown mix of pompousness, insecurity and malevolence, brought together by Pearce’s disturbing cackle and twisted Chicago accent. His bludgeoning of Jack Bondurant within an inch of his life is gruesome to watch, but Pearce’s performance is too captivating to look away. Pearce loses himself as an eccentric villain with quirky mannerisms and malicious sneer. Rakes’ appearance is striking — almost no eyebrows, an awkward part in his slickedback hair and clad in a neatly pressed suit with a bow tie and gloves. Set against the bootleggers’ simple demeanor, he seems almost inhuman. Forrest grows close to a stunning

ex-showgirl named Maggie (Jessica Chastain), while Jack courts the preacher’s daughter Bertha (Mia Wasikowska). Gary Oldman appears in a brief but memorable role as Chicago mobster Floyd Banner; in one vintage scene, he actually shoots up a car with a Tommy gun. As the young and impulsive Jack Bondurant, LaBeouf’s performance isn’t terrible, but leaves something to be desired. He shines in certain situations: flirting with Bertha, riding around town in a new car and suit, and always wearing a wide, boyish grin. But in the more dramatic scenes, his moodily erratic acting doesn’t match up with the likes of Hardy and Pearce. LaBeouf has so much screen time that it’s hard not to eventually find him annoying. The Bondurants refuse to pay off corrupt officials, who then unleash Rakes, a mad dog employing every violent and deceitful method at his disposal to take them down. It escalates into an all-out bloodbath between the bootleggers and the law, and not everyone makes it out alive. Hardy continues his exponential rise to stardom as Forrest Bondurant, stealing scenes with soft-spoken grumbles and an intense stare. The burly action star takes every blow, cut and bullet in stride and just keeps walking. When Forrest fights, you can feel the sickening crunch of his brass knuckles against a skull. Hardy is the real star of “Lawless.” Director John Hillcoat has a very distinct style of blending slow, methodical storytelling with stomach-churning gore set against dazzlingly bleak landscapes. He helmed the brutal Australian western, “The Proposition,” and adapted Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic thriller, “The Road.” Hillcoat brings the same tone to “Lawless,” capturing the grit and desperation of the times while showcasing the natural beauty of the American South. If only the final act wasn’t predictable and anticlimactic, his film may have garnered the classic pedigree it so obviously strives for. “Lawless” has everything that makes an entertaining crime saga: booze, guns, small-town romance and bloody showdowns. The acting is mostly top-notch, and it’s set on a rich historical stage. Sadly, the story can’t quite put them all together, and “Lawless” ends up being pretty good instead of great.


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Festa Italiana

Horror and sci-fi film buffs unite. Syracuse’s fan convention, Scare-a-Cuse, comes back to Turning Stone Casino Event Center this weekend from Thursday through Sunday, scaring up a slew of celebrities and screenings. Stars from scary-movie cult classics, including “Friday the 13th,” “Halloween,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Walking Dead,” will host panels and discussions. Other highlights of the weekend include world premiere screenings of “Please, talk with me” and “The Black Dahlia Haunting,” along with a zombie-themed party on Saturday night. Tickets for all four days cost $40 and can be ordered online.

Italian culture deserves its own festival. With delectable foods and beautiful music, it is a culture that’s a real cause for celebration. And from Friday through Sunday, Syracuse will be throwing just that. Festa Italiana will be a weekend full of food and music paying homage to Italian culture, held at City Hall on Montgomery and Washington streets. The food will feature several Italian restaurants in the Syracuse area, and there will be more than 12 musical performances. For those with a competitive spirit, there will also be a bocce tournament held during the weekend.

“The Avengers” Quad screening

Love good food? Enjoy healthy competition? Then check out EnvIRONmental Chef at Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus, N.Y., on Sunday. The cook-off battle will feature top culinary artists and restaurateurs from the Syracuse area, all competing for the grand prize of best homegrown chef. Admission to the event is $75, but for an extra $25, attendees can enter to win a chance at being a sous chef to one of the competitors. And if you’re a little tight on cash, you’ll still leave happy and well fed — a general admission ticket automatically makes you a judge in the competition.

Ironman, Captain America and the Hulk are all going to be making appearances at Syracuse University on Friday at 8:30 p.m. These are some of the many superheroes featured in the blockbuster film, “The Avengers,” which University Union will be screening on the Quad on Friday. If the mind-blowing action and heart-wrenching eye candy offered by Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson aren’t enough to entice you into a visit, the event will also have free drinks, candy and popcorn. Oh, and Samuel L. Jackson is in the movie. That makes it an absolute must-see.

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The weekend after Labor Day is typically the slowest box-office weekend of the year, but this weekend’s box office happened to be the worst in a decade. In fact, at an estimated $67 million, this weekend’s grosses were down 20 percent over last year, according to box-office tracker website Box Office Mojo. Leading the pack of new releases was Lionsgate’s “The Possession,” with approximately $9.3 million, a 48-percent decline from last weekend. This marks the first time since 2008 that no film took in more than $10 million at the domestic box office. This time of year is historically sluggish for the industry because after the release of summer blockbusters, studios reserve their big films for the final months of the year. Additionally, the beginning of the school year and start of the NFL season hinder moviegoers from going to the theaters. However, the main reason is the lack of compelling offerings presented to moviegoers. The only viable options consisted of two unappealing new releases and a slew of mediocre holdovers. Out of the top 25 movies of the weekend, there were only two new releases. CBS Films’ “The Words,” starring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, debuted at No. 4 with a disappointing $4.75 million, though the studio acquired the film at the Sundance Film Festival for only $2 million. The second new release was Summit Entertainment’s thriller, “The Cold Light of Day,” starring Bruce Willis, Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver. Despite the high-profile names and $20-million production budget, the film opened at an embarrassing $1.8 million. This was mainly due to the fact that there was virtually no marketing for the film. Cost-conscious Summit Entertainment wanted to avoid dumping tens of millions of dollars into marketing for an unappealing movie. Despite this weekend’s disappointing box office and a declining summer, there is good news. First, hope appears to be on the way for next weekend, as the next installment of the popular “Resident Evil” franchise debuts and Disney/Pixar rerelease “Finding Nemo” in 3D. Finally, according to Box Office Mojo, compared to the same point last year, the domestic box office is up more than three percent in revenue, and attendance has increased by two percent. - Compiled by Ian Tecklin, contributing writer,


This weekend marked the slowest boxoffice weekend in a decade for Hollywood. Here’s a look at the top 10 movies of the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo: “The Possession”: $9,317,472 “Lawless”: $6,007,036 “The Expendables 2”: $4,951,899 “The Words”: $4,750,894 “ParaNorman”: $4,195,415 “The Bourne Legacy”: $3,969,330 “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”: $3,650,158 “The Campaign”: $3,377,189 “2016 Obama’s America”: $3,309,422 “The Dark Knight Rises”: $3,218,189



5, the increased Facebook integration will make life even easier for students. According to the Apple website, the Facebook integration features the ability to have Facebook friends’ information added directly to contacts.

“SU has been supporting 5 gigahertz on AirOrange for many years, so students will see significantly better Wi-Fi performance.” David Molta


“Your Facebook friends’ profile information is integrated into contacts, so when they update an email address or phone number you automatically stay up to date,” said an press release. After the release of the highly anticipated iPhone, David Molta, director of the Bachelor of Science program in Information Management and Technology in the School of Information Studies, said he wasn’t surprised with the announcement. However, he did point out one key feature on the new iPhone that will have a very large, positive impact on Syracuse students and faculty. “Apple added support for the 5-gigahertz unlicensed communications band for Wi-Fi. SU has been supporting 5 gigahertz on AirOrange for many years, so students will see significantly better Wi-Fi performance,” Molta said. In the end, Syracuse students and students at colleges all over the country and world will probably buy the iPhone, regardless of how it will affect their college lifestyles. The phone is faster, it makes sorting emails easier and it facilitates connecting with the people its users meet each day.

iHISTORY The iPhone went on sale July 29, 2007, initially priced at $599 for the first 8-gigabyte model and $499 for 4 gigabytes. Apple had to close its stores at 2 p.m. to prepare for the launch, which was at 6 p.m. Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone at the MacWorld convention in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2007. It was only serviced by AT&T before Verizon signed on in 2011. The iPhone 3G launched in June 2008, priced at $199 for 8 gigabytes and $299 for 16. Apple added assisted GPS and iOS 2.0, which included the App Store, MobileMe and push email, along with other adjustments. The next installment, the iPhone 3GS, came out in June 2009. The update upgraded the camera and added copy-and-paste functionality. It preceded Apple’s most controversial model, the iPhone 4, which came out in 2010. The iPhone 4 launched three versions, until it was updated again, reincarnated as the iPhone 4S. The 4S added Siri, a personal assistant, and included support for the iCloud. After the 4S, Sprint joined the iPhone family as a carrier.

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Improved defense shuts down opponents during quick start By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER

Midfielder Louis Clark’s eyes lit up when he started talking about his team’s defensive play. Syracuse’s defense has posted shutouts in five of its six games, including three in a row, and has only given up two goals all season. The play of the backline has paved the way for the offense to score Who: UNLV 15 goals in the Where: Las Vegas, Nev. team’s last three When: Friday, 10 p.m. games. “Unbelievable,” Clark said. “The back five with Bono and then the four in front of him, they’re the foundation of our team, really. If they don’t let goals in, then we can do business up front and score goals.” SU’s defense has improved considerably from last year and has served as a catalyst for the offense. The defense ranks second in the NCAA in shutouts and eighth in goals allowed, and has sparked the Orange (5-1) to its best start in 16 years. The defense will look for another shutout against UNLV (1-4-1) on Friday night in Las Vegas at the UNLV Nike Invitational. The Orange will then take on Cal State Fullerton (1-5) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Las Vegas. Head coach Ian McIntyre is impressed with his team’s play defensively thus far and said that the backline has been instrumental in Syracuse’s success. “They’ve been very good,” McIntyre said. “We talk about building a foundation on the ability to keep the other team off the score sheet. It’s the whole team having the commitment to team defense, and we’ve shown that over the majority of the season.” While the Syracuse offense leads the nation with 19 goals and 17 assists, the defense has been stellar as well, with only two blemishes up to


this point. McIntyre attributes a significant portion of the defensive improvement to the maturity of sophomores Jordan Murrell, Skylar Thomas and Chris Makowski, who have all honed their individual games and meshed as a unit. “To ask for three of your back four to be freshmen last year, now three of our back four are sophomores, and I think that really helps,” McIntyre said. “Just having that confidence to realize that we’ve got a good team and trying to ensure that we limit our individual and collective mistakes, and if an opponent is gonna score a goal, it’s going to have to be something special.” Murrell has become a vocal leader for the Orange this season and has helped contribute to SU’s dominance as of late. He said that the group has come together this season and is clicking more than last year. “We’ve just gelled more together,” Murrell said. “We’ve been playing well. Keeping everybody positive throughout the team, it starts from the keeper all the way through the strikers. We’ve just been more positive.” Makowski echoes a similar sentiment — the players are buying into the system and clicking as a unit. That bond has translated to a cohesive and potent backline for the Orange. After giving up nine goals through six games in 2011, the team has only given up just a pair in 2012. Makowski said McIntyre goes over formations of opposing teams in practice and helps prepare the Orange on the best way to counter the particular alignment. He added that the team makes adjustments on a game-to-game basis based on the strengths of the other team. Those adjustments have worked seamlessly to this point, as the Orange has shut out the opposition in five of six games, a significant improvement from last year’s lone shutout in a tie against Louisville.

sam maller | staff photographer JORDAN MURRELL and the SU defense has been stout during the team’s fast start this season. The Orange has posted three straight shutouts and four total shutouts in 2012. Makowski said a central focus this year is on getting shutouts — not just playing well defensively, but focusing on details and not giving the other team any chances to take a lead. “(Getting) shutouts is one thing we didn’t do last year,” Makowski said. “Together, as a team, we’ve pushed towards the thought that if you don’t give up goals, you can’t lose games.”

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Borgstrom looks to step up as SU enters Big East play By Josh Hyber STAFF WRITER

A Hanna Strong shot from 8 yards out rebounded quickly toward the sideline. The ball nearly went out of bounds, but Syracuse defender Cecilia Borgstrom stepped up and sent a shot on goal. The ball sailed over the shoulder of South Florida goalkeeper Nicole McClure and hit the inside left netting. B o r g s t r o m’s improbable goal Who: Connecticut Where: SU Soccer Stadium from 22 yards with just 1.9 secWhen: Today, 7 p.m. onds remaining in the game last October clinched a 1-0 victory and a berth in the Big East tournament. Borgstrom, a junior defender from Stockholm, Sweden, has been a reliable player for the Orange. She has played on the highest levels of international soccer and has a knack for stepping up on the game’s biggest stages. Borgstrom will look to help the Orange (3-3-1) get off to a strong start in the Big East when it takes on Connecticut (4-2-1) at SU Soccer Stadium on Thursday at 7 p.m. After the conference


opener, Syracuse will face Providence (5-2-1) in Rhode Island on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Orange is determined to build on its seven-win 2011 campaign. And Borgstrom will be crucial to achieving that goal. As an 18-year-old, Borgstrom competed against older players in the Under-19 European

“She’s still developing. She’s still a player who is someone that we need to step up and rise to that next level.”

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Championship in Belarus. Her Swedish team lost in the championship game to England, but she was pleased with her play in the time she received, including a few starts at outside back. Syracuse’s game against Connecticut — a celebrated program that the Orange has never beaten — will not faze Borgstrom. Teammate

and roommate Rachel Blum said she’s a key part of the SU defense. “She’s an impact player when she gets out and uses her speed and body,” Blum said. Head coach Phil Wheddon said SU is fortunate that a player of Borgstrom’s talent level chose a growing program like Syracuse. Wheddon originally scouted Borgstrom on a trip to Sweden, where he went to see several Swedish players, and Borgstrom happened to be one of them. In three years at SU, she has started 32 games, scoring three goals and tallying one assist. Borgstrom said she needs to improve her offensive skills this season. “I’m trying to bring my speed and be as physical as I can,” she said. “I’m trying to cross as many balls as I can, but of course to score.” Despite her talent and experience, Wheddon said Borgstrom has to show that she belongs on the field. “She’s shown some very good things at times,” Wheddon said. “She has pace. She’s difficult to deal with. She’s still developing. She’s still a player who is someone that we need to step up and rise to that next level.”


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Coker transferred to Stony Brook after playing at Iowa last season, where he was the second-leading rusher in the Big Ten. Spruill will have to play tough up the middle to stop Coker and the rest of the Seawolves’ potent rushing attack.





In Syracuse’s first two games this season, Ryan Nassib has thrown for more than 300 yards. Much of that has to do with the strong play of the offensive line. Hickey has played well so far, and if he stops Simpson, Nassib should have plenty of time in the pocket to find his receivers against a Football Championship Subdivision secondary.

Sales finished with more than 100 yards receiving last week against Southern California, proving to be Ryan Nassib’s primary target in 2012. If he can exploit Anderson on Saturday, Syracuse’s offense will run efficiently.


Reddish did everything he could against USC receiver Robert Woods last weekend, and if he plays that well against Norrell, Stony Brook’s passing game will be crippled. Since so much attention will go to stopping SBU’s rushing attack, Kyle Essington will employ a lot of play-action. Reddish and the secondary will have to be ready for the Seawolves to take shots down the field.





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Syracuse has never lost to a Football Championship Subdivision opponent in the Carrier Dome. The Orange’s last loss to an FCS team — at home or on the road — came in a 14-13 loss to Holy Cross in 1958.



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Stony Brook uses a run-first philosophy with its offense. Five players have an average of at least 60 rushing yards so far this season. Since the Seawolves are so dangerous on the ground, quarterback Kyle Essington has only attempted 23 passes this season.













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Q&A with sportswriter Greg Logan of Newsday By Ryne Gery SPORTS EDITOR

Syracuse stuck with No. 2 Southern California for three quarters, but quarterback Matt Barkley finished with six touchdowns as SU allowed 42 points for the second straight week. The Orange will take on Football Championship Subdivision opponent Stony Brook in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. Saturday. The SU defense will be tasked with stopping the No. 1 offense in the FCS, powered by running backs Miguel Maysonet and Iowa transfer Marcus Coker. Stony Brook defeated Central Connecticut 49-17 in its opener and routed Division-II Pace 77-7 last week. The Daily Orange spoke with Greg Logan, who covers Stony Brook for Newsday, to look at this weekend’s matchup. The Daily Orange: Looking at Stony Brook and scoring 77 points last week with their rushing attack, what kind of challenge can Syracuse expect on Saturday? Greg Logan: They definitely can expect to see one of the best running attacks from the Foot-

ball Championship Subdivision, the FCS level. In fact, last year they led the nation in rushing at that level and had the only pair of 1,000-yard rushers in the country at any level on one team. It’s just the nature of the attack that they have a very prolific running game. It’s an interesting setup where it’s like an option attack, but the quarterback doesn’t run very much. There are no real quarterback keepers, but they’re handing it off all the time, and yet because they emphasize the run to such an extent then they are also capable of using play-action passes to go deep downfield. The D.O.: How important is Kyle Essington, and how has he played so far? You mentioned him being the all-conference preseason quarterback — what’s he bring to the offense, even though it is so heavily based on the running? GL: He’s really played well. He’s an efficient type of quarterback. He has a good arm, he can get it downfield. He makes good decisions and he’s tall and rangy in the pocket, so he can see over the line. He’s not the type of guy that’s

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necessarily going to carry you, but he can make the big play when it’s there. The D.O.: Syracuse’s passing offense has been pretty impressive in its first two games. How does Stony Brook match up defensively? GL: Well, I think that’s the big question. The Stony Brook defense, they’re not used to playing the caliber of athlete that Syracuse has at wide receiver. And the fact that Marcus Sales is back — I remember him from the Pinstripe Bowl, and he had three touchdowns there against K-State — he obviously makes a tremendous difference for the passing attack. Just having him as an extra, big target. Alec Lemon, I know he’s been hurt and he was kind of in more of a limited role last week against USC, but then I’m very impressed with Jarrod West and how big he is. And the fact that you’ve got three very talented and a couple of them really tall — West and Sales are very tall receivers — those are going to pose matchup problems for Stony Brook. And in their big games in the past couple of years, when they had problems, it usually was in the second-

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ary giving up big pass plays. The D.O.: Stony Brook’s coming off its first postseason appearance last year and is ranked 16th in the FCS. With the fast start they’re on, what are their expectations in their conference and in the FCS for this season? GL: Well, they won the preseason media poll as the Big South favorite and most everybody expects that it will come down to a battle between them and Liberty, as it has each of the past three years. Liberty is a very good team. They lost to Wake Forest at Wake Forest in the opening week by three points, 20-17, so that gives you an idea that they’re not playing — at least at the top level of the conference — they’re playing decent teams. And so Stony Brook, after playing so tough against (then-No. 1) Sam Houston State (in the FCS playoffs) last year, they’re all talking in terms of trying to win the national championship this year. That’s clearly the goal, and even the coach has said they’re trying to do bigger and better things this year.

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Stellar all-around play keys unbeaten start for Syracuse By Jasmine Watkins CONTRIBUTING WRITER

With balanced scoring and staunch defense, the Orange has managed to remain undefeated going into conference play. Emma Russell, Kelsey Millman, Lauren Brooks and Gillian Pinder all lead the Orange in goals this season with three each. The luxury of having multiWho: Villanova ple players with Where: J.S. Coyne Stadium the ability to When: Friday, 4 p.m. score makes the team a nightmare to defend. “Our whole system, the way we move and reshape, it’s like a triangle offense in basketball,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “So when we reshape, if people are in the right place, our defense sets up our attack.” The No. 2 Orange (5-0) takes on Villanova (4-2) at 4 p.m. Friday at J. Stanley Coyne Stadium. And on Sunday, Syracuse plays Kent State (3-4) at home. The team focuses on all aspects of the game — both sides of the ball — and takes on different positions to keep its opponents off balance. It is not only the offense that should be credited with the winning streak, but also the team’s defense, which has allowed only three goals the entire season. While the Orange’s barrage of scoring stands out the most, goalkeeper Leann Stiver’s ability to do her job while also managing to focus on what the defense should be doing has been just as critical. “I work mostly with the backs, so the more I can communicate from the back and have them slide over, double-team and help each other, the less I have to actually step up and make saves,” she said. Stiver, who recorded her third shutout of the season against Boston University, stresses that offense and defense go hand in hand.



The 70-year-old Calhoun guided the Huskies to four Final Fours and three national championships. Calhoun won 873 games in his 40-year head coaching career, which began at Northeastern. Calhoun became UConn’s head coach in 1986 after coaching Northeastern for 14 seasons. While at Northeastern, he oversaw the transition of the program from Division II to Division I. He started his coaching career in the high school ranks. His first job was at Old Lyme High School in Connecticut, and he also coached at Massachusetts schools Westport High School and Dedham High School. In Calhoun’s 26 years at UConn, the Huskies also won 10 Big East regular-season championships and took the Big East tournament title seven times. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim spoke at an SU event on Wednesday and lauded Calhoun’s accomplishments. “I believe that Jim Calhoun has done the best job building a program in college basket-

“We know that the defense is just as important as the offense,” Stiver said. Russell believes that the key to their undefeated streak is their unselfishness and chemistry as a team. “I’m never thinking about scoring, to be honest; if I have a chance to score, I will,” she said. “If someone else is in a better position, I think it would definitely be smarter for them to take it.” Emphasis on team play is what will aid against SU’s Big East opponents, starting with Villanova. “It’s really important that we start off strong because the Big East Championship, we win that, and that is what gets us our ticket to the NCAA tournament,” Bradley said. The team will try to use home field to its advantage against Villanova on Friday. “In order to come in this week and have Villanova on our home turf, we want to work really hard and play for 70 minutes, and get a result that we’d be 1-0 in conference play this weekend,” Bradley said.

“If someone else is in a better position, I think it would definitely be smarter for them to take it.”

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UNIVERSITY HILL REALTY No matter what the strategy is, the underlying rule of the team is teamwork, and Bradley can’t stress that enough. “I definitely think it’s more of a team thing,” said Bradley. “We have all three lines covered by experience, strong people with personalities and character that can come through in critical moments for us.”


ball,” Boeheim said, according to the SUinDC Twitter account. Calhoun’s departure is another blow to the storied program. The NCAA conducted a 15-month-long investigation into the program that ended in 2010. It found that Connecticut committed eight major violations, including reaching out to recruits and offering them improper benefits. Further controversy struck the program when Connecticut was ruled ineligible for the 2013 NCAA tournament because of low Academic Progress Rate scores. Calhoun also served a three-game suspension at the start of the Huskies’ Big East schedule last season because he did not maintain an “atmosphere of compliance.” Ollie takes over a team that saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith and Michael Bradley transfer while Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond left for the NBA following the postseason ban. With Calhoun’s retirement, a long chapter in the history of UConn basketball is closed. “Connecticut basketball will never be the same,” Boeheim said Wednesday night, according to the SUinDC Twitter account. @chris_iseman

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rushing statistics Stony Brook accumulated through its first two games, writing them off to a lower level of competition as part of the FCS. But Syracuse linebacker Dan Vaughan said any team that rushes for 521 yards and nine touchdowns, as the Seawolves did last week against Pace, must be taken seriously. “Any time you face a team that can put up close to 600 yards of offense, I don’t care what level it’s at,” Vaughan said. “That’s a big deal.” Though Coker’s name carries the most clout, he is certainly not the only Stony Brook tailback who can run wild against an opposing defense. The Seawolves have four different rushers with more than 140 yards already this season, includ-

“Any time you face a team that can put up close to 600 yards of offense, I don’t care what level it’s at. That’s a big deal.”

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ing Miguel Maysonet, who leads the team with 225 yards and a touchdown. Coker, who is still adjusting to a new scheme and new teammates, scored in the season opener against Central Connecticut and earned the start last week against Pace. “I think Maysonet is probably a little bit more shifty, and Coker will run it right down your throat,” Shafer said. “They are a little bit different, they really are. But they are incredibly competitive. You can tell that they’re fighting for reps, too.” Shafer said that Stony Brook’s offensive line is a strong one led by sophomore center Mike Lisi and junior right tackle Michael Bamiro. He highlighted Lisi’s athleticism and ability to pull around the edge as two of his strengths, and


member of the Big East conference and we wish them success in the future,” Aresco said in the statement. “However, Notre Dame’s departure does not change our plans. We have prestigious institutions that are excited to be a part of the Big East. We remain committed to making the Big East stronger than it has ever been.” The ACC added a prominent athletic program with a loyal following. ACC commissioner

said Bamiro’s 6-foot-8-inch, 345-pound frame is simply monstrous. Put together, the line guided the Stony Brook offense to the top of the FCS in total offense with 591 yards per game through the first two weeks of the season — nearly 50 yards more than any other team in the country. “They’ve got a bunch of big old offensive lineman there that have played a lot of football that do a good job pulling,” Shafer said. “They try to get you on the edge, and then those (running backs) can slash it back against the grain. They’re a very good offense.” It presents Syracuse’s defense with a platform to stifle a unit that is yet to be contained in 2012. Defensive tackle Jay Bromley said any team that comes into a game determined to run the ball 60 or 70 times — the Seawolves ran it 57 times last week — is disrespecting its opponent. So Bromley and Co. plan to come out fiery on Saturday, prepared for a physical battle with bragging rights up for grabs if the Orange can become the first defense to slow down Stony Brook. “We can’t let anyone come in and run the ball down our throats,” he said. Yet that will undoubtedly be Stony Brook’s goal, as the Seawolves’ quarterbacks have attempted only 25 passes through two games. To put that in context, SU’s Ryan Nassib threw 65 passes in Week 1 alone. That’s why Bromley said the plan is to hit Stony Brook’s offensive linemen hard on Saturday and hopefully shut down the run. He said the Seawolves have no interest in passing the ball, and if the Orange can force them to do so, the game will likely be tilted in Syracuse’s favor. Every defensive lineman loves to take on a quarterback like Southern California’s Matt Barkley, since it’s a chance to get a few sacks against a pass-happy offense. But it’s the smashmouth game that linemen love, so Saturday should be fun. “This game is not on the linebackers, it’s not on the defensive backs, it’s on us,” Bromley said. “They want to put their hand in the ground and run the ball, so we have to show them that we’re not going to back down from anybody.”; @Michael_Cohen13

John Swofford said in the release that Notre Dame’s reputation in athletics and academics strengthens the conference moving forward. “Notre Dame enhances the league’s unique blend of public and private institutions that are international in scope,” Swofford said in the release. “The collective alumni and fan bases cover the entire country with exceptionally strong roots up and down the Atlantic Coast. “This is a terrific milestone in the evolution of the ACC and showcases tremendous solidarity and vision by our Council of Presidents.”




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Notre Dame latest team to join ACC By Ryne Gery SPORTS EDITOR

andrew renneisen | photo editor RI’SHARD ANDERSON and the SU defense will be tested by SBU’s running game Saturday. The Seawolves rushed for 521 yards last week.

Ground attack SU looks to stop SBU’s run-heavy offense By Michael Cohen



he game against Western Illinois still stands out to Scott Shafer. Five jobs and more than a decade ago, Shafer was a member of the Northern Illinois coaching staff when his Huskies took on a Football Championship Subdivision team with a slew of former Division-I players. He runs through the breakdown with ease: six kids that

started their careers in the Big Ten, Southeastern Conference or Mid-American Conference only to wind up at Western Illinois. “If you look across the board, there are a lot of kids that signed Division I and transferred,” said Shafer, the Syracuse defensive coordinator. But he has faced perhaps no FCS player with more D-I accomplishments than running back Marcus Coker,

who ran for 1,384 yards in his sophomore season at Iowa in 2011 before transferring to Stony Brook. Now Coker is part of a loaded Seawolves (2-0) backfield that averages 411 rushing yards per game and should provide a test at 4 p.m. Saturday inside the Carrier Dome as Syracuse (0-2) looks for its first win of the season. It would be easy for the Orange to pay no mind to the


BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS Syracuse 30, Stony Brook 24


Syracuse played well against USC, so beating Stony Brook shouldn’t be a problem. Besides, SU has to win eventually, right?

Syracuse 31, Stony Brook 24

Diet Coker and mentos

MICHAEL COHEN Syracuse 38, Stony Brook 17


The Seawolves won’t be able to keep pace this week against Ryan Nassib and the SU offense.

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports except football, the ACC announced in a press release on Wednesday. ND will become th e 15th member in the conference, where it joins Syracuse and Pittsburgh, who will begin play in the ACC in 2013. The Fighting Irish will have to pay $5 million and wait 27 months before it can exit the Big East due to conference bylaws. Syracuse, Pittsburgh and West Virginia all reached agreements in the past year with the Big East to leave sooner than the required 27 months. While the Fighting Irish will remain independent in football, the agreement stipulates that Notre Dame will have to play five games each year against league schools. “We have monitored the changing conference landscape for many months and have concluded that moving to the ACC is the best course of action for us,” said Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics, in the release. “We are able to maintain our historic independence in football, join in the ACC’s non-BCS bowl package, and provide a new and extremely competitive home for our other sports.” The Big East lost SU, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Texas Christian last fall, and regrouped by adding eight schools throughout the year. The league branded itself as the first conference to stretch across the nation. Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said in a statement on Wednesday that ND’s departure has no affect on the conference’s future plans. “Notre Dame has been a valued


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After 40 years, UConn’s Calhoun to announce retirement from coaching By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

Legendary Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement at a press conference on Thursday, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Huskies assistant coach Kevin Ollie is expected to replace Calhoun as head coach, according to the reports. Calhoun has suffered from health issues in recent years, but he is leaving the program with two years remaining on his contract.

He underwent back surgery on Feb. 27 and returned for the late part of the Huskies’ 2011-12 season. UConn lost to Syracuse in the Big East tournament quarterfinals before falling to Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

His latest health setback came in August when he fractured his hip in a bicycle accident. A three-time cancer survivor, he missed eight games last season while he recovered from a spinal condition.



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