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Spike in crime in East neighborhood, Marshall Street causes increased police presence By Debbie Truong
rash of crime, including robberies and assaults, has hit neighborhoods surrounding Syracuse University. For the first time in at least seven years, law enforcement tripled weekend patrol in the East Neighborhood and Marshall Street. Police presence has increased in response to crimes being perpetrated by inner-city gang members and high-school aged students, said Sgt. Tom Connellan of the Syracuse Police Department.
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Addressing the situation DYLAN LUSTIG, SA president, looks on during the SA meeting on Monday night in the Panasci Lounge in the Schine Student Center. Student safety continues to be a concern for campus police as rumors spread through the SU community that local gang initiations are the cause of increased crime in the East neighborhood. “This rumor of gang initiation and gang activities is completely false,” Lustig said. SEE PAGE 3
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Tickets for panels made available By Casey Fabris ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Complimentary tickets for the Common Ground for Peace Symposium will be available to students and the general public on a first-come, firstserve basis, Syracuse University announced Monday.
The university will make 300 complimentary tickets available for each Oct. 8 panel discussion. The tickets must be picked up in person at the Schine Student Box Office Sept. 25 and 26, according to a Sept. 24 SU News release. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5-7 p.m.,
East neighborhood The area east of Syracuse University, which is heavily populated by students, is attractive to inner-city gang members who frequent the neighborhood to sell drugs, case houses and steal from students, said Connellan. High school-aged students from across Onondaga County have also flocked to the area on weekend nights, where they can easily access alcohol at parties thrown by SU students. “Large amounts of area high school kids are coming up there because they’re able to mix in,” Connellan said.
DPS SENDS UPDATE At 10:21 p.m. Monday, the Department of Public Safety Chief Tony Callisto and Student Association President Dylan Lustig sent an email out to students addressing crime in the East neighborhood and Marshall Street areas. Rumors circling around campus that students “may have been or could be the victim of crimes being perpetrated by non-students as some sort of initiation of gang activities” are unsubstantiated, according to the email. DPS and the Syracuse Police Department do not believe these rumors are true, according to the email. Since the start of the school year, the Department of Public Safety has issued six email alerts notifying students of various crimes, including robberies, assaults and a stabbing near SU’s campus. A DPS alert issued Monday stated the increased crime is typical for the start of the fall semester.
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students may pick up one ticket upon showing their SUID card. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the general public may begin picking up tickets at 9 a.m. Nonstudents may purchase up to two tickets, according to the release. Each ticket will come with a
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Parking lot to become academic building By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
A Syracuse University parking lot will become home to SUNY-ESF’s newest academic building following a land swap between the two colleges.
The building, which will house the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s department of environmental and forest biology, will be built on the SU-owned Standart parking
lot located behind Lawrinson Hall, said Joseph Rufo, vice president for administration at ESF. In exchange, ESF will give SU an equal-sized block of land located
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In a Sept. 24 men’s soccer score box accompanying an article titled “Orange defense puts up strong effort to stave off late Seton Hall attack,” the score was misstated. Syracuse won 1-0 against Seton Hall.
In a Sept. 24 article titled “Late-night cafe debuts in DellPlain Hall,” Justin Hirschhaut’s title was misstated. Hirschhaut is head of ventures for the Entrepreneurship Club.
Pulp’s class series follows the pride of the Orange in ENI 010: “Large Bands.”
Climb to the top Leonid Yelin, an Uzbekistan immigrant, sold perfume at a department store in 1989. Four coaching jobs later, he’s the head coach of the SU volleyball team.
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Lustig addresses gang issue By Anna Giles STAFF WRITER
Student safety continues to be a top concern for campus police as rumors spread throughout Syracuse University claiming local gang initiations are the cause of recent violence near campus, according to Student Association President Dylan Lustig. “This rumor of gang initiation and gang activities is completely false,” Lustig said. Lustig addressed the issue during Monday night’s SA meeting after speaking with officials from the Syracuse Police Department and the Department of Public Safety, who also said the rumors are “simply false.” “Someone in my position has to take this very seriously,” Lustig said. “And make sure that if there are any threats to our students, that that gets handled and brought to the student’s attention.” DPS officials said in an email that student parties near campus are what tend to attract nonstudents with criminal backgrounds. During the SA meeting, Lustig said in a situation like this, student safety is his top priority. After addressing gang initiation rumors, Monday’s meeting continued with an update from Chief of Staff Janine Savage regarding a weeklong
andrew renneisen | photo editor STEPHEN DESALVO, DYLAN LUSTIG AND EUGENE LAW, SA comptroller, president and parliamentarian, respectively, look on as DeSalvo’s bill to amend the SA tier system is presented. The bill clarifies how a student organization is able to move up a level in SA’s tier system. community service event — Impact Week — sponsored by SA. “It’s an opportunity for students to bridge that gap with the community so that when they leave here, they don’t just think of themselves as Syracuse University students, they think of themselves as Syracuse residents,”
Savage said. As plans for Impact Week continue to unfold, one of the biggest issues organizers face is providing transportation for volunteers. Savage said she is working with Marion Shaw, a local bus service, to provide transportation and is also looking into using
Lustig addressed student concerns regarding campus security and rumors of gang violence.
A general assembly member for the College of Arts and Sciences resigned during Monday’s meeting.
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the Centro bus system. The event is set to take place the first week of November and includes opportunities for students and SU organizations to volunteer with organizations like the Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House. Additionally, SA clarified regula-
tions regarding event funding for student organizations. Funding is currently determined by a financial “tier system” that assigns each organization a certain level of funding based on factors like size and past success. A bill written by
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in special programming is still available for SU student organizations.
Car, bus crash in front of College Place SU loses ‘Today’ show challenge By Marwa Eltagouri NEWS EDITOR
A car and a bus collided in front of the College Place bus stop at about 5:15 p.m. Monday afternoon. The woman driving the car, the bus driver and the five students on the bus at the time were unharmed. Traffic on College Place slowed down after the accident as drivers maneuvered around both the construction and the two vehicles. The road was temporarily reduced to a one-way street, Cpl. Adam Wheeler of the Department of Pub-
lic Safety said.
“As far as the investigation goes, we can’t really comment on what exactly happened.”
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what exactly happened,” Wheeler said. The bus driver, who did not give his name, said he had to pull over at the bus stop at an angle due to the College Place construction. Once he took off, he said he did not “see anything, but suddenly felt the impact” of the car, a blue Hyundai Santa Fe. There was only minor damage to both the car and the bus. The five students on the bus safely exited and boarded a different bus. email@example.com
to rival University of Tennessee By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR
The University of Tennessee was named the winner of the “Today” show’s College Challenge on Monday, beating out Syracuse University and four other schools for the chance to bring the show to campus. SU was named one of six finalists in the contest, which pitted colleges against each other in early September to see which school had the most spirit. Students took to Twitter using the hashtag #KLGandHodaU to convince
the show to come to campus. The “Today” show visited SU and the other finalists last week. Viewers then chose the winning school by voting on the “Today” show’s website. After almost 150,000 votes were cast, the University of Tennessee was declared the winner, according to the “Today” show website. Besides SU, Ohio State University, University of South Florida, Creighton University and Brandeis College were the other finalists. firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Do Not Track’ bill would hurt targeted online advertising, small Internet start-ups
dvertising is a cultural staple in the United States. The notion of advertising as a way to persuade prospective buyers to purchase products is about as American as listening to country music while eating apple pie. It is ironic that such public disdain exists against advertising. Advertising is often responsible for inspiring our appearance. A fashion statement serves to characterize the individual wearing the brand. Simultaneously, the brand exudes a status per designation by the company’s positioning in the marketplace. Thanks to the strong messages and targeted research, people are able
wayfarer love affair to identify and even interact with a brand that is similar to them. On the contrary, advertising proves to be a major nuisance when perusing the Internet. Websites, regardless of legitimacy or funding, are all
subject to targeted banner and pop-up advertising. The beauty and artfulness of advertising on the Internet, coupled with advanced tracking methods, increase advertising effectiveness. At this juncture, controversy stirs. Congress has started discussions regarding the contentious issue of online advertisement tracking. The “Do Not Track” bill that is still being debated within the Federal Trade Commission would seek to go beyond the current measures in place to ensure the privacy of Internet browsers across the country. Traditionally, the notion of stealing a glimpse of the billboard advertising Fruit of the Loom underwear is fairly anonymous. Fruit of the Loom bought the billboard to attract attention, and each impression the company has on an individual signifies money well spent. If Fruit of the Loom decides to purchase banner ads on The New York Times website, the company has the ability to not only design an appealing ad, but it can also collect data regarding the success of the campaign on a micro or macro level. Tracking cookies or small packets of data stored on the browser can report long-term data, such as viewing time, click-through rate, viewer IP address and browsing history. These data are compiled and interpreted in an effort to shape both the placement of these ads within an ad network and mold advertising strategy for future campaigns. Corporations have built their current online presence based upon their ability to harness these tracking capabilities and deliver relevant products for current customers according to the
collected data. Opposition agencies have articulated these targeted ads and unwarranted data mines are intrusions on consumers’ privacy when surfing the Internet. The World Wide Web Consortium sets the industry regulation standards. This program mandated an icon at the bottom of the targeted ad. When clicked, a window opens explaining why that specific ad appeared. This campaign has more than a 90-percent compliance rate industry wide. Unfortunately this inevitable debate will be delayed because the consortium has yet to come up with a firm definition of what “Do Not Track” means. The online advertising behemoth is worth roughly $300 billion and accounts for up to 3.1 million jobs in the United States, according to calculations by the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Staunch critics have exclaimed that if restrictions are heavily imposed, the law would stifle creativity and the viability of new entrepreneurial ventures. Since many small Internet ventures rely heavily on highly targeted ads, it would be challenging for these companies to successfully monetize. This would also mean a small business’s venture capital funding could dry up sooner. If the venture capital funding dries up faster, it will be far more challenging for these new digital start-up businesses to monetize and become self-sustaining. Jared Rosen is a sophomore advertising and marketing management major. His column appears weekly. He can be contacted at jmrose03@syr. edu or followed on Twitter at @jaredmarc14.
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Purging Facebook of annoying friends proves to be too difficult
’ve decided to go on a Facebook friend purge. I have 959 of them, and yet I don’t think I could give you the names of 10 people I know in real life off the top of my head. There’s probably at least 500 people on that list whose daily updates (read: pictures of food) I could do without. Here’s the problem: Some of them are really, really entertaining. They make me feel better about wasting hundreds and hundreds of hours on a social-networking site because hey, at least I’m not doing that to my profile. There are the girls I went to high school with who I’ve never spoken to or met. They specialize in posting duck-face Instagrams of themselves, typically with an appropriately tacky John Mayer lyric caption. By the way, if you’re still posting pictures like that, you are definitely way, way too young to be pregnant and happy about it. Just saying. Sometimes if you’re really lucky, they’ll post a status calling out the “haters” or just “people” in general. It’s a missive rife with vitriol, a minor declaration of independence: “People need to realize that I’m not going anywhere, I’ve got my job at T.G.I.Friday’s, I’m paying rent, I’m here to STAY.” Obviously I’m paraphrasing — I don’t really think I could do some of these gems justice — but the joy of it all is that I basically get my very own “Jersey Shore” to watch from the privacy of my couch. Voyeuristic reality TV specializing in schadenfreude gets tut-tutted from the media every day. Yet we still watch it because, seriously, how else are we to feel superior to our fellow man? Whenever I think I’m maybe drinking too much, I remember the picture of six Svedka bottles I saw on Facebook the previous night. Whenever I think I’m getting too
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world on a string politically pious on my profile, I remember the uninformed “political activist” who does nothing but share Huffington Post articles accompanied by angry “Mitt Romney will kill us all”-type comments in all caps. Whenever I think I’m worrying too much about things beyond my control, I remember the legions of people who take to Facebook to complain about the weather. Really guys, let it go. Syracuse has crazy weather, we’re all aware of it. Accept and move on. And best of all, whenever I think I’m getting too vain, I remember I don’t post items about the following: the food I’m eating (really this has to end, society), the tea and/ or book I’m reading with some majestic view in the background (look at how thoughtful and intellectual I am, everyone!), the outfit I’m wearing on a Friday night or my personal favorite, a vague and bitter status about how much better off I am now that (insert name of ex here) broke up with me. So yes, I do complain about these social-media gaffes all the time and constantly swear to, once and for all, de-friend those responsible. Every time I try to finally go through with it, I always balk because they make me feel okay about the amount of time I waste sitting on the Internet. Thank you, enablers. I wish I could “like” you all.
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Although students might feel as though their vote in the presidential election may not matter in the short term, casting a vote now will prove to candidates they must pay attention to the youth vote in the future. Candidates know they cannot win a major election just by motivating the members of their party — they need to mobilize other groups of voters. The youth vote is statistically one of the lowest-voting age groups in the country. This should make the youth vote of extreme value to candidates. But so far in this election season, neither candidate for president has specifically targeted the young voters. President Barack Obama took steps to capture the youth vote in 2008, but in this election, he has not taken the same measures to ensure young voters will vote for him. This means the responsibility is on the young voters to make themselves be heard and become valuable to candidates. The steps to register and obtain an absentee ballot may seem time-consuming, but they’re steps students must take for their future. If students make voting a priority, it should not seem like a hassle. Candidates spend time and money analyzing election results. They look at the demographics of who voted, where they voted and the characteristics of voters. They use this information to create special initiatives and bills to try to woo these voters in the future. If students step up and vote in large numbers, candidates will see this and will be forced to react. The reaction will be to prioritize students in future elections. But the responsibility falls on the students. Students must give candidates a reason to pay attention.
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Three of the alerts detailed crimes that occurred in the East neighborhood. The most recent notification involved a Sept. 14 assault at a Clarendon Street residence, where four “uninvited non-students” began to punch and kick three students after being confronted, according to a DPS alert. The students involved in the incident declined to comment for this article, but Elijah Seraballs, a senior civil engineering major who lives across the street, said he noticed increased police presence in the area on the weekend. Seraballs counted three patrol cars in the half-block stretch from the top of the Clarendon hill to Livingston Street during the weekend, a sharp contrast to the minimal police activity he witnessed as a Westcott Street resident last year. “It kind of makes you feel safe, but it kind of doesn’t,” he said. The uptick in crime is an added burden for senior information management and technology student Teddy Pace. His house, which he shares with six others, was burglarized Friday night. Pace and his roommates were with friends across the street when a television, two computers, an Xbox and an iPad were stolen from their Livingston home between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m., he said. “It’s our senior year — we’re literally just trying to have fun, and we have a bunch of friends who live on this street,” he said. “And
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now this is an extra precaution that we’re going to have to take, because we’re worried.” Brian Williamson, one of Pace’s roommates, said SPD told him that individuals from the inner-city have targeted the area. Williamson, who lived in the same house last academic year, said the police presence and crime in the neighborhood are greater this year. SPD and DPS have heightened patrols in the
“It kind of makes you feel safe, but it kind of doesn’t.”
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area, issuing judicial referrals and arresting individuals who engage in illegal activity, including serving alcohol to minors, Connellan said. For the weekend beginning Sept. 15, Connellan said 33 total appearance tickets were issued for unlawful possession of marijuana, sound reproduction, open container violations and alcohol possession under 21. Eighty parking tickets were also given and eight vehicles were towed for outstanding parking tickets. A greater number of parties in the area than years past has likely attracted more crime, Connellan said. “There just seem to be more of them and they seem to be a little more out of control this year,” he said.
system was approved at the meeting. Director of Public Relations Colin Brown said the public relations committee is working to increase awareness about upcoming elections. One of the group’s potential ideas is putting mouse pads in campus computer clusters
Marshall Street Late-night or early-morning stabbings, fights, shootings and reports of shots fired on Marshall Street have been reported within the last several months, Connellan said. While the activity may be traced to some gang violence, Connellan said the increased crime in the area appears separate from issues in the East neighborhood. Some Marshall Street establishments are open late, drawing trouble in the early-morning hours. Connellan named Acropolis a “focal point” of the late-night, early-morning activity. “This establishment appears to be drawing a criminal element late at night after the bars close,” he said. But Steve Papazides, an employee at the pizza joint, said he feels the police department is blaming the restaurant for “inviting” crime. “We’re just tired of being portrayed as the bad guys,” he said. DPS issued an alert notifying students of a stabbing in Acropolis’s doorway that took place early Saturday morning involving non-SU students. A 31-year-old Syracuse man received nonlife threatening injuries after being stabbed on the right side of his chest. Once the Saturday morning fight broke out, Papazides said he ushered those involved toward the restaurant’s exit and attempted to break up the altercation immediately. “I can’t control anything that goes on out there,” he said, adding that the Saturday fight caused property damage, unhinging a table
previously nailed to the floor. A second DPS alert was emailed to students earlier in the week warning that a shot was possibly fired on Marshall Street early Sept. 15. A person was later spotted on video footage with a gun in hand, Connellan said. Law enforcement began stopping vehicles driving through Marshall Street, which Papazides described as a positive change that should continue. But for Pita Pit night manager Jessica Humiston, the police presence can be an added nuisance that slows business. While Humiston said she believes crime has worsened in the area throughout the last decade, Pita Pit hasn’t faced any of the Marshall Street-area crime firsthand. “Why would we be punished for other people’s problems,” she said, adding that customers sometimes seek “asylum” at Pita Pit when trouble brews at the other end of Marshall Street. Unique Tea House owner Joe Chen has observed much of the same. Though Unique closes earlier than other establishments in the area, he’s seen nonstudents frequenting Marshall Street on weekend nights, dancing and disrupting traffic in the sliver of road where cars pass and ignoring demands from police to move. Said Chen: “They don’t care.” firstname.lastname@example.org @debbietruong Asst. Copy Editor Dylan Segelbaum contributed reporting to this article.
explaining how and where to vote. Lustig said he is excited for elections this semester and hopes to keep candidates honest. “We are always looking to make sure people are running clean campaigns,” he said. “So I think that’s going to be looked at a little more closely this year.” In other business, three new members were
elected into the general assembly. Two candidates were elected from the College of Arts and Sciences: Levi Stein, a sophomore policy studies major, and Sawyer Cresap, a freshman policy studies major. Anas Doulah, a junior civil engineering major in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, was also elected.
of public relations. The morning panel will be from 9-11 a.m. The event is titled “The Arab Spring.” The afternoon panel, “Shifting the Global Consciousness,” will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m., according to the release. Both panels will be moderated by NBC correspondent Ann Curry and feature His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They will be held in Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center, according to the release. The panels will be broadcast in various locations on campus. Viewing locations include Crouse Hinds Hall, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Newhouse III, Newhouse II, the Inn Complete on South Campus and Kimmel Dining Hall, according to the release.
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handout that will explain security and entrance procedures for the event. The tickets are not transferrable and are only good for the panel listed on the ticket, according to the release. The complimentary tickets are the only tickets to the event. Tickets will not be made available for purchase. Ticket priority was given to professors who want to bring their classes to the panels. Ticket information was not made available until now because it was necessary to figure out how many tickets were left over before announcing details, said Erin Kane, associate vice president
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Level up iSchool professor brings video game design concepts to SU
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tudents who hate putting their video games down to head to class might find themselves changing their minds as gaming makes its way into the Syracuse University curriculum. Much of this change is due in part to Scott Nicholson, a professor in the School of Information Studies. After spending last year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on sabbatical, Nicholson was inspired to bring gamification into the SU community. This year, Nicholson teaches an online class on gamification — the application of game design elements to real-world situations — a concept Nicholson sees many uses for. The online gamification course is a 400/600level class with about 20 students enrolled. “We’re seeing more and more interest in gamification out there as it being something that both companies and nonprofit organizations are using as a way to get people motivated to use (gamification) for marketing and education,” Nicholson said. He has also integrated the principle of gamification into a class he teaches in the iSchool and created a Game Designers Guild on campus. The class, IST 444: “Information Reporting and Presentation,” may not directly relate to gamification, but Nicholson said he believes incorporating game principles will present material to students in a new way and keep them engaged in class. Nicholson has also changed the class’s entire grade system. Rather than starting with 100 percent, students begin the course on level 0. Students earn points, are given optional assignments and can redo certain assignments, just like in a game, Nicholson said. Similar to a game, students choose their own
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directly north of the parking lot. The land currently contains the 12 apartments, which served as student housing prior to the opening of ESF’s first residence hall, Centennial Hall, last year, Rufo said. ESF plans to demolish the apartments so the land can be turned into a parking lot to replace the one SU is giving up, Rufo said. Although the two pieces of land are located next to each other, Rufo feels it’s still a good idea to swap. The parking lot where the new building will be constructed is adjacent to ESF and will help enhance the west side of ESF’s campus, Rufo said. In addition, the property ESF is giving to SU is closer to the SU campus and will fit in better there, he said. “Both parties came together and we both agreed that it makes sense to swap,” Rufo said. The two colleges have been discussing making the swap for a few years, but specific details have not yet been finalized, he said. The department’s old home, Illick Hall will be renovated for other uses, which will likely
missions to complete, and if they fail, they can restart the task. “What I’m hoping to do is freeing them up a little bit from their normal belief of ‘here is how I knock out a class’ to say ‘hey, the rules are different, now you’re going to have to engage with what I’m offering you,’” he said. Outside of the classroom, Nicholson is very engaged with game design. This year, he started a Game Designer’s Guild that he based off of the one he saw at MIT last year, he said. Game design relates to everyone, he said, not just technologically skilled people. The guild welcomes all students and does not require any background in programming or media creation. The guild focuses purely on game design and builds game models in tabletop or paper prototypes, Nicholson said. Christopher Hanson, assistant professor of English, is also involved with the guild. He said he has always been interested in games, but believes they are also important to study. Last semester, Hanson taught the first class on games in the English department. The class was well beyond capacity, he said. “As the number of film studies departments has exploded around the country, game studies is following a similar path,” Hanson said. “These are all cultural texts, which carry meaning.” As an English professor, Hanson’s involvement in the guild supports both his and Nicholson’s belief that game design is an important skill for everyone, not just gamers. Said Hanson: “When you think about a game, there are artists involved, engineers, software engineers, designers, any number of people are involved in the production of a game, and I am hopeful that game studies at Syracuse will similarly cross disciplines as well.”
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include spaces for classrooms and offices that have been temporarily displaced by renovations to other ESF buildings, Rufo said. The renovations are not expected to take place in the near future. Some renovations to the greenhouse and the exterior of Illick have already begun, but changes to the interior are still a few years away, he said. Construction on the new building is expected to start in fall 2013 and end by summer 2015. The construction will occur in two phases, with phase one costing $44 million and phase two costing $42 million, for a total cost of $86 million, The Daily Orange reported on April 30. The first phase will include the building of an outdoor classroom, 12 main research laboratories and associated support space, faculty offices, instructional support spaces and graduate student offices, according to the article. In the second phase, a solar pre-heat wall will be built to help reduce the campus’ carbon footprint, according to the article. The new building will likely be LEED platinum certified, according to the article. LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — certifies that a building was designed and built to achieve high performance in envi-
ronmental health. To achieve this rating, landscaping around the building will manage rainwater runoff, and the solar pre-heat wall will capture sunlight and use it to help heat the building in the winter, according to the article. Limited parking spaces will be available around the building because school officials did not want to sacrifice the outdoor classroom for a parking lot. But officials hope the lack of spaces will encourage alternative transportation, according to the article. email@example.com @JessicaIannetta
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Prog-rock band plays diverse set By Natsumi Ajisaka CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Hours before its show in Syracuse sold out Monday, Coheed and Cambria played an acoustic performance at The Sound Garden record store in front of a small crowd. The main course, on the other hand, drew a line that snaked down the block from the Westcott Theater in anticipation. The Nyack, N.Y.-based progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria performed Monday night for an eclectic crowd as part of a five-stop tour across Upstate New York. The concert drew a mixed crowd of teenagers and middle-aged fans, some wearing tattoos of the band’s logo and smoking cigarettes as cans of Bud Light floated through the crowd from the small bar in the back. While some fans admitted to being first-timers at the show, the majority of the crowd lined up outside the theater was devoted fans of Coheed and Cambria, attracted not only to the band’s music but to its essence. The band’s relationship with its fans is as unique as the bond between its members, encouraging a devoted and outspoken following that came to the forefront during the performance. The concert took on a collaborative feel as the fans’ singing and chanting mixed seamlessly with that of lead singer Claudio Sanchez. The show began low key. The room filled with murmurs of conversation about the band’s upcoming album and bandmates’ newborn children, some fans even flashing pictures of their own toddlers back home. The pit in front of the stage continued to fill until Coheed and Cambria appeared. Fans stood shoulder to shoulder, some boosting themselves onto the barricades on both sides of the stage for a better view. Following an opener by sibling band Three, Coheed and Cambria took the stage at 9 p.m. Daniel Sokol, 21, from Binghamton, N.Y., said he has been a fan of Coheed and Cambria since 2001. “I’m going to try and get some of Claudio’s hair once the concert starts,” he said. Most of those present also said they have been fans for years. Joshua Case, 20, of Syracuse, said he has been a fan for three or four years. He said his favorite song is “Welcome Home.” “Most of their songs have a good meaning to them,” he said, “I would
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sam maller | staff photographer CARSTEN OESTERLUND, an associate professor at the iSchool, tests out the video game “Forgotten Island” during its launch event on Monday afternoon. The event featured two educational games whose premises were based in science.
All fun and games Student-produced games provide scientific, stimulating educational outlet
sam maller | staff photographer DIANA SOUID, a senior broadcast journalism major, explains the game play of “Forgotten Island” to guests at the game’s launch event, held at Hinds Hall.
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ideo games are generally considered to be simple entertainment at best. But in some cases, a possibility arises allowing for actual player participation, leading to useful research. One group behind creating such games is Citizen Sort, a group of student researchers, programmers, artists and others from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies who made it their goal to design computer games that would help with research. On Monday, the group hosted an event in the Innovation Studio at Hinds Hall. The group posted listings on SU Job Opps to recruit members, and the students involved — undergraduate and graduate students alike — were paid for their efforts. As the group’s name suggests, the games have people “sort” images by different criteria to then be analyzed by researchers. “It’s not always that fun for people
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to just classify photos, so we designed a couple of video games to make that classification task more interesting and more fun,” said Nathan Prestopnik, a doctorate student at the iSchool and project manager for Citizen Sort. At the event on Monday, students were able to show off their work: their website (CitizenSort.org), their “Happy Match” game, which deals with plants, animals and insects and “Forgotten Island,” a fantasy adventure game, which will be released Oct. 12. “Happy Match” is a simple matching game that has players drag and drop photos of moths into different categories based on their wing shapes and patterns. “Forgotten Island” expands on the systems found in “Happy Match,” having players navigate a mysterious island and solve puzzles, all while earning money by performing the same picture classification tasks in the previous game. The more traditional “game” elements of “Forgotten Island” made the game a more interesting project for the developers. “It was a very good environment,” said Nathan Brown, one of the game’s artists and a junior computer art and animation major. “It didn’t feel like a job; it really felt like we were just a bunch of people who got together and made a game. Being paid was just a bonus.” Stat-tracking features, allowing players to judge their skill and progress against their friends, back up both games. It’s free to create an account on the group’s site. The scope of “Forgotten Island” is really impressive. The line art, character designs and coloring were all done by different artists, but it still feels like a cohesive fantasy world. The writing, particularly that of the robot character, is really funny. In one part the character says, “Don’t take that tone with me. I’ve already anticipated your lack of navigational awareness.” For novice players, the game is a bit lacking at teaching its controls, but that feature will likely be fixed by the time it gets released. The group also plans to develop more games as it continues. Said Prestopnik: “For the past year and a half ... we went from not even knowing for sure what we were going to make, all the way up to having a real, concrete, finished set of stuff.”
say that once you get the meaning of the songs, it’s very deep.” For Coheed and Cambria drummer Josh Eppard, the idea of maintaining these bonds with fans especially hits home. Though Coheed and Cambria, first known as Shabutie, began as “just a group of four friends” and enjoys a close bond today, the band was marred for years by drug addiction. Eppard’s former addiction to heroin overlapped with his time with the band, affecting his ability to participate and culminating in a last-minute phone call informing the band of his departure. Eppard left the day the band was scheduled to go on tour. His leave caused years of disconnect with the rest of the band’s members, who he said were angry with him for jeopardizing the future of the band. Initially building up resentment toward his estranged band members, Eppard struggled to become clean for years — years during which he experienced frequent dreams of using heroin. Eppard’s favorite album, he said, was “No World For Tomorrow”, which centered around his addiction and its effect on Coheed and Cambria. The album was the “catalyst” for getting clean. “Claudio was saying things to me that he wasn’t interested in saying to my face. That whole record was about me and the lyrics really penetrated,” Eppard said. For most of the concert, Sanchez only had to play a single riff to cue roars of recognition from the crowd, drawing screams of approval for a lineup that included “No World For Tomorrow,” “Everything Evil” and the title track from the band’s new album, “The Afterman.” When the band concluded its performance and left the stage, fans continued to crane their necks and press toward the stage, hoping for an encore. The band obliged. An extended five-song encore later, Sanchez could be heard, saying: “Let’s do it again from the top.”
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lauren murphy | asst. photo editor CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, lead singer for the band Coheed and Cambria, rocks out on the Westcott Theater stage on Monday night, performing in front of a sold-out audience.
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Speaking his mind
Poetic lyrics, powerful flows bring Lupe Fiasco’s social commentary into focus
By Ibet Inyang STAFF WRITER
ately it seems that every time someone mentions the name Lupe Fiasco, stories of Twitter beefs and a possible retirement sprout up. There’s no debating that Fiasco is securing his position as one of the most militant yet socially conscious rappers in the game today. And if you take a listen to his latest album, “Lupe Fiasco Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1,” it can be argued that the he’s really about that life. It’s not just an act. Inspired by Nas’ “It Was Written,” Wasalu Jaco — better known as Lupe Fiasco — got into the rap game at 19 when he joined the group, Da Pak. The gangster rappers released one single before disbanding, but it only took the small taste of success to get Fiasco to re-evaluate his career. “We had a song out about cocaine, guns and women, and I would go to a record store and look at it and think, ‘What are you doing?’ I felt like a hypocrite,” he told the Chicago Tribune in July 2006. “I was acting like this rapper who would never be judged, and I had to destroy that guy. Because what Lupe Fiasco says on this microphone is going to come back to Wasalu Jaco. When the music cuts off, you have to go home and live with what you say.” Fiasco is known for his mixture of social consciousness with a distinctive
delivery and doesn’t disappoint on this record. Probably from his background in poetry, Fiasco’s rhymes seem to flow like cool pieces of spoken word set to up-tempo and slow beats. An excellent track that shows off his skills is “Lamborghini Angels.” Fiasco has a fierce but smooth delivery, paired with a high-energy beat that is impossible not to rock to. However, he flaunts true artistry when he uses flawless storytelling skills and intense metaphors to compare worshiped material items and the closed-mindedness of the music industry to exorcism, mind control and sexual abuse. The result is a catchy, powerful song, which if interpreted as intended is not overly abrasive, but rather enlightening. This has always been a common trend in Fiasco’s music, despite the rather radical views on antiestablishment he’s often displayed. There was almost a unified, national gasp when he called President Obama and the United States terrorists in 2011. Adding fuel to the fire, he was recently involved in a Twitter war with comedian D.L. Hughley and journalist Roland S. Martin, who criticized his anti-voting stance. Ill words claiming that Lupe was “dumb” and that the others needed to back off were exchanged. But take it or leave it, Fiasco is here to drop as much of what he calls knowledge as rhymes and, surprisingly, the root of his messages preach values that
most people probably agree with. In the controversial single, “B***h Bad,” he addresses the notion that society’s use of the term to refer to women is degrading. The chorus says “b****h bad, woman good, lady better, you’re misunderstood” while he tells the story of boys and girls whose image of women are distorted by music’s use of the word. The video for the single, though, had many questioning if he went too far when he featured characters in blackface, perhaps to portray what people are reduced to when terms are ingrained in our lives. But the overall message is effective and true. And on “Around My Way,” he talks about everything from racism to his views on the government to “a bunch of nonsense on my TV,” set to an enjoyable groove and killer saxophone. Despite what you may have heard, Fiasco isn’t quite the anti-American vigilante he seems to be. He is simply a man with a message, regardless of whether or not he takes it too far sometimes. Pick up “Lupe Fiasco Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” and see for yourself. You might even learn something. firstname.lastname@example.org
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them they’re not great in 2012. Not yet, at least. “It’s a good problem to have,” said McIntyre. “I’m very proud of what our guys have achieved, but when I took the job, we realized that change wouldn’t happen overnight. We knew that from the beginning.” It’s the beginning of McIntyre’s tenure that makes this start seem so improbable, though. McIntyre’s message of excuse-free soccer was often tuned out as the program won just five games combined in 2010 and 2011. Vuolo, a former SU goalkeeper, found himself in a strange position as the losses piled up. He said he knew that McIntyre, a successful coach at three stops since Fairfield, could lead the Orange back to prominence. After all, he had joined Roydhouse, a midfielder, in following their coach from Hartwick to Syracuse because they “both believed in what McIntyre was selling.” The two found themselves in the minority when they entered SU’s locker room. Some players took time to adjust to McIntyre. Others, like the nine that left the team following the threewin campaign two years ago, never did. “There was an attitude of contentment,” Vuolo said. “There was an attitude like we didn’t need to work and it just got worse and worse with no commitment to improving. Guys wouldn’t mind being bad because SU soccer was always bad and that’s just the way it is.” McIntyre couldn’t tolerate that excuse. He let his roster dwindle to a measly 17 players after 2010, but he made sure the new players he brought in were committed to the improvement of the program. “We needed guys in here that bought in,” McIntyre said. “We needed guys who could reverse the culture that losing brings. And I needed to work harder.” Carl Rees said that McIntyre had always been a hard worker since his start at Fairfield. The Stags head coach would send his assistant to Toronto on weeklong recruiting trips. More often than not, McIntyre would leave in his rusty blue Toyota Corolla on short to no notice. McIntyre said he returned to those roots this offseason. McIntyre landed top in-state recruit Alex Bono to play goalkeeper. And his continued contact with Monroe (N.Y.) head coach Marcus DiBernardo helped SU land top junior college prospect Tony Asante from the Bronx. “It came to the point where I wouldn’t send my players anywhere else,” DiBernardo said. “That’s how hard of a worker Ian McIntyre is.” That new work ethic was tested this summer. Senior captain Ted Cribley cited a rigorous offseason workout program that got the team in better shape for the season. Freshman midfielder Jordan Vale said he never sweat so much getting ready for a season in his entire life. It all came together against Colgate on Sept. 3 at SU Soccer Stadium. McIntyre said he wanted to know how his team would rebound from its first loss of the season — a one-goal defeat to an inferior Niagara team. He got his answer after halftime. Syracuse refused to lose two games in a row, scoring five second-half goals to steamroll the Raiders 6-0. After the game, McIntyre huddled with his team. He wanted to tell them that they should expect the kind of outcome they earned against Colgate, and not the kind that came in years past. His players — the ones he brought to Syracuse to reshape a losing culture — bought in. “We realize that along the road, we’re going to lose some games,” said McIntyre. “But this team has shown that they can put in the work it takes to constantly win, and winning makes everything easier.” email@example.com @nicktoneytweets
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Marrone takes blame for slow start; Pugh to return Oct. 5 By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
There’s no mistaking where Doug Marrone wants to place the blame for Syracuse’s disappointing start to the season. “Realistically, I’ve been here for four years now,” a melancholy Marrone said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “I have to do a better job. The outcome of what’s going on in the program is not satisfactory for the standards that I have.” Marrone said penalties and turnovers are the two most critical areas where Syracuse has struggled, and that’s a reflection of the structure and discipline in his program. The head coach is looking for a way to reverse his team’s mistake-prone play as it heads into a bye week. The Orange committed 10 penalties for a loss of 79 yards and turned the ball over four times in Saturday’s 17-10 loss to Minnesota. SU is
tied with South Florida with an average of 8.75 penalties per game, placing it 110th in the nation out of 120 teams. The turnover margin is just as ugly. The Orange ranks 111th in the country with a margin of -1.5 per game, tying it with Connecticut and Troy. Too often, the penalties and turnovers have hurt Syracuse in key situations. “There’s been pockets where it’s been good, and there’s been pockets where it’s been very costly for our football team where we haven’t been able to overcome,” Marrone said during the teleconference. “So at the end of the day, and I’m not being a martyr, it’s truly on me and I have to do a better job.” It’s a message Marrone has repeated throughout his four years at the helm, but he’s never been as adamant as he is now. The loss to the Golden Gophers clearly stung Marrone and the Orange. Marrone said he needs to get better at managing his team’s inefficiency on the field, but the
head coach said he would keep his exact plan to improve private. Following Syracuse’s first two losses to Northwestern and Southern California, Marrone remained optimistic. After Saturday’s loss to Minnesota, his tone has taken an unquestionable turn. The message of staying positive has been replaced as he accepts the blame for an underwhelming first four games. “There’s really not a lot of excuses out there. I’m fortunate to be in a profession where we don’t make a lot of excuses,” Marrone said. “It’s a lot of pressure when you feel you’re letting players, coaches and a lot of people around you down.”
Just-in time Left tackle Justin Pugh will return to the field against Pittsburgh on Oct. 5, Marrone said Monday. Pugh was limited during training camp and hasn’t played this season after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason.
Pugh’s return is a significant upgrade on the offensive line. He started every game for Syracuse the last two seasons and was named All-Big East first team in 2011. “Arguably, he’s been our best player as far as performance per position,” Marrone said. Marrone said that Sean Hickey, who filled in for Pugh on the left side through the team’s first four games, will slide over to right tackle and take the position from Lou Alexander. It’s a role Hickey will be accustomed to since he’s practiced at right tackle during his career at Syracuse. Alexander did little to prove he should keep his job in Saturday’s game, getting beat twice by Minnesota defensive ends to allow sacks of Nassib. He also committed a costly false-start penalty in the fourth quarter that put the Orange in a third-and-17 situation that killed the drive. email@example.com @chris_iseman
Wisconsin-Whitewater leans on tradition following 1st loss in 47 games By Jacob Klinger ASST. COPY EDITOR
A massive boulder overlooks Perkins Stadium. It is cracked, worn and beaten. Every Thursday, the University of WisconsinWhitewater offense gathers to watch selected teammates take turns hoisting a sledgehammer above their heads before crashing the mallet into the rock. “It’s really been the mindset of this team for the last decade,” right tackle Grant Poenitsch said. “Football’s about being ruthless in everything you do.” “Pound the Rock” is physically carried out on a weekly basis and serves as the unit’s mantra. Every week of every football season since 2005, UWW goes to work, grinding away in preparation for the upcoming opponent. And on every weekend since Sept. 5, 2009 — a three-year span of 46 games — the Warhawks walked off the field victorious. Head coach Lance Leipold’s program owned the longest active winning streak in all of college football. Until Sept. 15. The locker room contained a mixture of silent disbelief and irrepressible anger after Buffalo State defeated the Warhawks 7-6 to end its three-year run of perfection. “We have some guys on this team who have
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never lost before, so they don’t really know that feeling,” quarterback Lee Brekkle said. Once the loss sunk in, the reality of the situation hit the Whitewater players. In Monday’s film session, the truth was inescapable. Missed assignments, or “MAs,” two interceptions and other simple mistakes cost UWW the game. Adjustments were needed as the team looked to rebound from defeat ahead of its Sept. 22 matchup with in-state rival University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Warhawks got back to what fueled the program’s impressive three-year run. They got back to pounding the rock. “You go back to getting better at what you can do and those are the things that you can control,” Leipold said Wednesday. “And we talk about it a lot in our program. That’s kind of another facet of that ‘Pound the Rock.’ We control our focus, we control our preparation and we control our effort.” Inside the locker of each UWW offensive player rests a small piece of paper. On that sheet is a smaller square image of the doomed rock with bold, black text. It reminds the players that the rock represents the program’s proud past, present and future. Leipold and Brekkle said the team needed to improve its intensity coming off the loss. The team’s effort was fine all season, they said, but only a real increase in intensity would eliminate costly errors. Throughout the week preceding the Stevens Point game, the group renewed its
focus in the film room and on the practice field. The Warhawks had always tried, but now their thoughts and efforts were tuned in to cleaning up fatal errors. By Thursday, offensive coordinator Steve Dinkel’s players were sick of hitting each other. They needed an opponent to get after to wash away the previous Saturday’s disappointment. With the game still two days away, though, they made due with the rock. “The atmosphere yesterday was better than ever,” Brekkle said. “I think the guys just kind of understood what more of ‘Pound the Rock’ means than ever than the last couple years just with coming off the loss last weekend, and just really understanding coming as a team what ‘Pounding the Rock’ means and what we need to do this weekend.” Prior to the Buffalo State loss, UWW was approaching college football’s longest winning streak of 55 games, set by Mount Union. Leipold said he preferred to focus on going 1-0 each week. With his team yet to put together a complete game in 2012 on offense, defense and special teams, there was cause for concern ahead of then-No. 19 Buffalo State’s visit. At the end of Saturday’s game, the scoreboard read 34-7, Whitewater. The win also sent a clear message from the three-time defending national champions to the rest of the country. UWW is still pounding the rock, and it’s still working. Said Leipold: “‘Pound the Rock’ sounds great when you’re winning, but when you lose it means more than it ever has before.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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NO. 25 BAYLOR 35, NO. 9 WEST VIRGINIA 31 The Mountaineers secondary will be exposed by its first ranked opponent of the season. WVU’s lack of a run game makes Geno Smith too predictable against top teams. SATURDAY, 3:30 P.M.
NO. 14 OHIO STATE 28, NO. 20 MICHIGAN STATE 17 The Spartans defense is among the best in the country, but so is OSU’s Braxton Miller. He’s good for a couple scores himself and the Buckeyes defense doesn’t mess around either. SATURDAY, NOON
STONY BROOK 42, ARMY 24 The Black Knights triple-option won’t match Stony Brook’s ability to play both sides of the ball. SATURDAY, NOON
BALL STATE 34, KENT STATE 14 The Cardinals should finally get their defense together on the road and keep the Golden Flashes quiet. SATURDAY, 6 P.M.
NO. 24 BOISE STATE 28, NEW MEXICO 12 Boise looked rough last week at home against BYU. Nothing a little road trip can’t fix.
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By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER
Syracuse freshman tight end Ron Thompson will miss the 2012 season with a lowerbody injury that required THOMPSON surgery, the athletic department announced on Monday. Thompson, a four-star recruit out of Southfield High School in Michigan, was arguably the jewel of head coach Doug Marrone’s recruiting class and likely would have received playing time this season. The 6-foot-4-inch, 256-pound Thompson caught 67 passes for 809 yards as a senior at Southfield, and he had scholarship offers from Michigan, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Bowling Green and Toledo in addition to Syracuse, according to Rivals.com Thompson has not practiced since the end of the preseason, but he will have four years of eligibility remaining due to his lack of participation in any of Syracuse’s (1-3) games this season. So far, Beckett Wales holds the top tight end spot for SU in 2012, with David Stevens receiving playing time as well. Wales has 13 catches for 112 yards on the season, while Stevens has just one catch for 5 yards. Carl Cutler, a third option at tight end for Syracuse, has five catches for 32 yards. Louie Addazio, Max Beaulieu and Josh Parris are the other three tight ends on SU’s roster, but none of them have caught a pass this season. email@example.com @Michael_Cohen13
allen chiu | design editor IAN MCINTYRE has led Syracuse to its best start in 16 years in 2012. After winning five games combined the last two seasons, SU is 7-2 and confident heading into the second half of its season. The Orange has posted seven shutouts and ranks 13th in the nation in scoring offense.
Quick turnaround SU off to strong start as McIntyre rebuilds program in 3rd season By Nick Toney
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o two emails found in Ian McIntyre’s inbox read the same. The surprised ones come from fans that never anticipated Syracuse’s 7-2 record. The congratulatory ones come from friends and oppos-
ing coaches that know how tough McIntyre’s job looked one year ago. Then there are the emails from former players like Jeremy Vuolo and Nick Roydhouse that laugh at the irony. Their departures coincided with SU’s newfound success and the program’s best start since 1996. The turnaround is anything but unexpected for those players, though.
The excuse-making is no longer around Syracuse soccer. McIntyre’s message has sunk in. “It was going to take time for ‘Mac’ to implement his philosophy,” Roydhouse said. “They needed time to mature as soccer players, but it was only a matter of time.” After a nine-player exodus in 2010, a three-win season in 2011 and a freshman-laden roster, McIntyre has held his players accountable in every facet of the program. Strangely and suddenly, McIntyre
has become the architect of a winner. His team wasn’t supposed to be this good this fast. But on Saturday, Syracuse won its seventh game — more than the past two years combined — in front of a raucous and orange-clad home crowd. It has posted seven shutouts in nine outings and ranks 13th in the nation in scoring offense. Now, the same person who walked in the locker room in 2011 telling his players they could be great is telling
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Gait, Tumolo reprimanded for actions at championship game By David Wilson STAFF WRITER
Gary Gait and Michelle Tumolo have been reprimanded by the NCAA for misconduct toward the officials during the 2012 NCAA championship game in May.
The NCAA said the Syracuse head coach was critical of the officiating after his team’s 8-6 loss to Northwestern in the game. Tumolo was reprimanded for making unsporting comments and placing her hands on an official after receiving her second yellow card of the game.
“The women’s lacrosse committee was disappointed with the unsportsmanlike actions displayed by the coach and student-athlete,” said Candice Lee, chair of the Division-I women’s lacrosse committee, in an NCAA release. “We believe these types of behaviors only serve to discredit the
sport of women’s lacrosse and the championship.” Gait “will not be commenting on the NCAA release,” said Susie Mehringer, SU assistant director of athletic communications, in an email on Monday. Gait said after the Orange’s loss that he “felt like we were playing
versus two teams.” Tumolo had her transportation expenses and championship per diem withheld, and she will serve a onegame suspension in the first game of the 2013 season. firstname.lastname@example.org