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Branding out The School of Education adds a

new minor in Jewish education. Page 3

I N S I D e o p ini o n

High times New York politicians should

decriminalize and legalize marijuana. Page 5

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I N S I D Es p o r t s

Tech talk New wearable, flyable, portable

Moose is loose Daryl Johnston started as a

technology is demonstrated at a Newhouse event. Page 9

fullback at Syracuse and in the NFL before joining Fox. Page 20

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DKE set to unveil Dick Clark library By Annie Palmer Asst. News Editor

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Seven Lions performs in front of a packed house during his opening set at Krewella’s Get Wet Tour in Syracuse at F-Shed at The Market on Tuesday night. A Santa Barbara, Calif., native, Lions was one of three opening acts for the EDM group, and is opening for nearly all of Krewella’s shows during the U.S. leg of its tour. After his set, he climbed down from the risers and interacted with the audience, giving them high-fives. In 2012, Lions released his most recent record, “Polarize,” through Viper Records. See dailyorange.com

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horizons SU Abroad, faculty discuss options of studying home, away By Maggie Cregan

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yracuse University will offer students new opportunities to study both overseas and domes-

tically next fall, with new centers opening in Wroclaw, Poland and New York City. Margaret Himley, SU’s associate provost for international education

and engagement, described the ideas of studying in a foreign country versus studying elsewhere in the United States as “studying abroad” and “studying away,” respectively. Enrollment in both types of programs is diversifying at SU with the addition of new centers because “students understand that they are implicated in living in a global world,” Himley said. She said students are looking to travel to places that are significant in their field of study. Himley suggested that students should consider studying abroad from the moment they step foot on campus — to get involved with global reality. Himley said any locations — from Syracuse to other cities in the United States, from traditional overseas options in Western Europe to alternative options in Africa or Asia — could

provide opportunities for high-quality education and in-depth study in certain fields. “We’re trying to identify places that give us the opportunity to go deep

The Dick Clark Communications Library built in Delta Kappa Epsilon, as part of the late television personality’s $1 million donation to his college fraternity, will be unveiled this Saturday. The library will be officially unveiled at a dedication at noon, where Kari and Cindy Clark, Clark’s wife and daughter, respectively, will be in attendance, according to a DKE press release. Dick Clark, who died of a heart attack last April, was a member of the Syracuse University chapter of the fraternity from 19471951 and was president during his senior year. DKE’s Executive Board decided to create the library, said Kim O’Casey, president of NYC Publicist and an SU alumna who helped with the project. The library took three months to plan and was designed by Jodi Howe, wife of DKE alumnus Ken Howe, she said. Howe will work up until the library’s

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into some important topic,” she said. Accordingly, SU Abroad is looking to expand the options it offers students, including possibly adding centers in

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all over the world Here's where all of the SU Abroad centers are located:

London, England Madrid, Spain

Wroclaw, Poland Strasbourg, France Florence, Italy Istanbul, Turkey

Beijing, China Hong Kong, China

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Campaign highlights pay issues By Zach Schweikert Staff Writer

Campus Equity Week, an international campaign to raise awareness of financial inequality on college campuses, came to Syracuse University for the first time this week with bags of apples placed around the school. The week is hosted by Adjuncts United, SU’s part-time workers union, to bring attention to the fiscal problems that face colleges around the country, including underpaid staff. Nationally, about 75 percent of teaching faculty is underpaid, said Laurel Morton, Adjuncts United president. The organization placed baskets of apples around campus with signs attached, featuring messages such as “Campus equity now.” Some of the issues that are being brought to the attention of students include pay scales for part-time faculty members, the increase in the number of contingent contracts — as opposed to tenure track positions — and rising

“Most faculty are not paid adequately; nearly 75 percent are part-time or temporary in order to artificially depress all faculty salaries.” Craig Flanery

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student loan debt, Morton added. Morton, who is also a part-time professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, said the apples serve as a way for students to talk about inequity issues on college campuses. Matthew Huber, an assistant professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, said students are encouraged to give the apples to their teachers as a sign of appreciation for their work. Huber said many students simply are not aware of whether their teachers are on the tenure track or are “low paid, part-time instructors.” He added that once students learn about these inequalities, they can push the administration to make changes. He also suggested that students speak to their parents about campus inequity.

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margaret lin | staff photographer Dineen Hall, the College of Law’s new building, is under construction. The exterior brick facade is finished and the window installations are nearly 70 percent complete. The building will use digitally recorded classrooms and use environmentally friendly energy efficient systems.

Dineen Hall construction to finish on time, in 3 months By Margaret Lin Staff Writer

The new educational facility in the College of Law is currently under construction and on schedule to be completed in about three months. The facility will feature updated classroom technology and boast environmentally friendly energy. Chuck Bucci, the assistant director of project administration at Syracuse University, said the

exterior brick facade of Dineen Hall’s construction is complete and window installations are nearly 70 percent complete. “We intend to have the building fully enclosed with either permanent or temporary finishes by the middle of November and we’ll be heating the building for the continuation of construction on the interior of the building,” Bucci said. The Dineen family donated $15

million to fund the school’s new building in 2010, in honor of College of Law alumni Robert and Carolyn Dineen. The donation was the largest gift in the school’s history. Donations from other alumni will help pay for a focus on integration of technology as well as a much more open floor plan. Rachel Bangser, a first-year criminal justice and psychology major and law ambassador, said the building’s addition helps the College of Law by

allowing it to grow on campus. Bangser, who is already a tour guide for the school, said she will be one of many guides for Dineen Hall once it opens. “One of the biggest issues at the College of Law presently is that it’s two different buildings and it’s only connected by the first and second floors,” Bangser said. “And that gets incredibly confusing for visitors and students alike, so actually having

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school of education

Jewish education minor to connect community By Anna Merod Staff Writer

The School of Education is now offering a new minor in Jewish education, which is available for all Syracuse University students. For the past 40 years, Syracuse public schools and synagogues hired SU students to teach Jewish education. The School of Education created the minor due to schools and synagogues commenting that SU students were either well-informed in Jewish studies and had little teaching skills,

or they had strong teaching skills and a lesser knowledge of Jewish studies, said Corinne Smith, program coordinator at the School of Education. “Now we are finally responding,” Smith said. The program, she said, is designed for students who might see themselves counseling at camps or volunteering at public schools and synagogues in their future. Smith said students could contact her if they are interested in applying for the minor immediately.

“Syracuse University students are so generous with their volunteer hours, and this program will help make these students more qualified and abled to deliver the best of services to the students,” she said. One added course for the Jewish Education minor is EDU 395: “Fundamentals of Teaching for NonMajors,” Smith said. The course is also available for students who aren’t in the School of Education, she said. “This course is meeting the needs

of any student on campus who is involved in teaching or tutoring and would like to develop methods for teaching,” she said. Brian Small, coordinator of programming at SU’s Hillel, said the new minor will create a better relationship between the Jewish community and the university. Small said he is often asked to send students to public schools and synagogues that are searching for teachers. “I am proud to send even better

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‘Gravity’ proves itself Oscar-worthy, reflects shift in cinematic experience

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t’s Oscar season at the movies. The period between late August and Thanksgiving when studios release plot-driven movies that will become prime Oscar competitors come January. Essentially, where studios focus more on pleasing consumers during the summer blockbuster season, they focus more on critics during the fall season. But as the biggest box office hit and critical success of the 2013 Oscar season, “Gravity” is disproving the notion that consumers and critics still have divergent tastes. The movie is about a pair of scientists stranded in space. Like most blockbusters, “Gravity” appeals to a wide audience because it’s a technological masterpiece, despite its superficial plot. Unlike most blockbusters in the past, it appeals to critics for the same reason. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s science fiction thriller has made $199.8 million since its Oct. 4 release, and was No. 1 at the box office for its first three weekends. “Gravity” is also the favorite for the Best Picture award. It was listed as the top con-

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reality vision tender in recent forecasts by IMDb, Indiewire and Grantland. So when did highbrow movie critics learn to think like consumers? The answer dates back to 2009. That year, with “Avatar,” director James Cameron utilized unprecedented stereoscopic imaging to create a movie theater experience like nothing that came before it. “Avatar” rode a record-setting box office run to a Best Picture nomination in spite of a superficial story. Utilizing similar capabilities, “Inception” rode its box office success to a Best Picture nomination the next year, also in spite of a superficial story. When “Life of Pi” followed suit in 2012, it

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became clear that the theater experience is just as important to critics and the academy as the story behind a movie. This is because these movies are redefining the theater experience at a time when it desperately needs a transformation. Attendance has declined in recent years because ticket prices have soared and consumers have realized that plot-driven movies play just as well on a television, laptop or tablet. Directors like Cuaron and Cameron have responded by using the unprecedented capabilities of digital technology to offer a theater experience that we cannot get anywhere else. To transform the industry, the academy should legitimize their efforts with Oscar nominations and eventual victories. If they don’t, the theater experience will become obsolete and take the cinema industry down with it. There is an overarching trend at play here between movies and television. The divide is becoming less about movies versus television and more about the theater experience versus the story experience. A story can be equally riveting through any medium. This helps explain the current golden

age of television, when plot-driven movies are just as prominent as shows. A cinematic movie now has to be an experience, not just a great story, to be worth the price of admission. It’s not hard to envision a future in which most movie theaters are Imax and most plot-driven films are released on premium or streaming channels like HBO and Netflix. As much as the academy would loathe admitting this, it’s also not hard to envision an eventual fusion of the Oscars and the Emmys based on these trends. But before we look too far down the line, let’s come back to the near future. If “Gravity” wins a Best Picture award in February, it will be the biggest affirmation yet that critics and the academy are starting to value the theater experience as much as consumers. As the experience usurps the story, studios won’t have to worry about sacrificing earnings or acclaim based on when they release a movie. Essentially, every season will become Oscar season. Jarrad Saffren is a senior political science major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at jdsaffre@syr.edu.

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NY should legalize marijuana following significant increase in US support As American approval of marijuana use reaches an all-time high, New York state officials should no longer resist decriminalizing and legalizing the drug. A Gallup poll released on Oct. 22 indicated that 58 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. This is a 10 percent increase from one year ago and a massive upturn since Gallup first asked the question in 1969 when only 12 percent of Americans favored legalization. The recent Gallup numbers prove a shift in American thinking. With so much public support, New York state government officials should resist fear of political backlash and back marijuana’s decriminalization and legalization. After all, the government will reap numerous benefits from doing so. For example, if legalized, the government could tax the sale of mari-

editorial by the daily orange editorial board juana. This would not only benefit the government financially, but would also help monitor each sale of the drug. The businesses that would sell the drug would challenge the illegal drug-dealing currently taking place. However, before the state government can benefit from the drug’s decriminalization and challenge the drug-dealing system, New York state politicians should address the safety concerns surrounding the drug. Although there is no way to eliminate all of the risks associated with marijuana use, some of these problems should be addressed now, or else they could arise when the drug is legalized. There are risks to marijuana just like there are risks to alcohol,

which is legal for those older than 21. But unlike alcohol, there is no standard protocol to determine whether someone is under the influence of marijuana. While police officers use breathalyzers to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of drivers, there is no such way to measure usage of marijuana. A similar system should be implemented before legalization takes place, to reprimand reckless users and hold them accountable for their misuse. Once these issues are addressed, New York state politicians should move forward with the legalization of marijuana. It could help the financial state of the country. After generations of people not supporting marijuana, American citizens have adapted to the times. Politicians should do the same.

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Halloween costumes do not define women’s worth, reflect larger social issues

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n girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” This well-known quote from the popular movie “Mean Girls” ref lects a common perception of Halloween, and presents major issues about how society perceives women based on their attire. It is problematic that people call women “slutty” or “whores” for wearing sexy costumes on Halloween, or the tastelessly nicknamed “Slutoween.” Women should be able to wear whatever they want without it implying anything about them, on Halloween and any other day of the year. Every October, men and women who don’t advocate feminism for the other 11 months of the year suddenly feel the urge to preach about

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how Halloween costumes should be less sexualized. But shaming women who do choose to dress sexy for the holiday only adds to the problem, not the solution. Our culture already too often places a woman’s worth on whether she is sexy enough. Using the word “slutty” in a demeaning way – done more near Halloween than at any other time of the year – is not helping anyone. It only reinforces ideologies that harm women and does not move us any closer toward gender equality. Labeling women as “sluts” based on their attire is harmful, especially when conceived as a reason for sexual assault. In January 2011, a Toronto police officer spoke about crime prevention at a York University safety forum. When addressing the issue of campus rape, he said, “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say

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head over heels this, however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” This comment led to thousands of women rallying in SlutWalk marches across the world. Within this movement, participants, dressed as “sluts” in revealing attire, protest rape explanations that refer to any aspect of a woman’s appearance. This movement calls for an end to rape culture and victim blaming. Women are constantly being told their appearances and attire defines who they are as people. It

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is sad that even Halloween, a day when people dress up for fun, has been overruled by blatant sexism. While women are being criticized for wearing “slutty” outfits on Halloween, the market hardly allows otherwise. The costumes available for women are mainly oversexualized, featuring short skirts and low-cut tops. This year even brought us Sexy Pizza and Sexy Corn. A recent campaign, however, asked for more diverse costumes marketed toward girls and women. Last week, high school student Maya Behn launched a Change.org petition to encourage Party City to widen its selection of costumes for women and provide more realistic costumes. Behn noted that the chain mostly sells women’s costumes that are tight and small. She pointed out that the store’s female superhero costumes, especially, are blatantly sexualized.

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Behn’s petition states that the scantily clad options are not the problem. “We do not respect these choices any less,” she wrote. “The problem is that they are the only option.” This argument is spot on. Women shouldn’t be forced to dress a certain way, and they should have choices. We do not need to strip all racy Halloween costumes from stores’ shelves, nor should we shame women who want to wear them. Society at large must understand that no one deserves disrespect based on his or her clothing or costume choice. What a woman chooses to wear does not define her worth or how people treat her — and Halloween is no exception. Laura Cohen is a junior magazine journalism and women’s and gender studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at lgcohen@syr.edu.

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Two-time US poet laureate to speak at SU on Wednesday By Marlena Ahearn Contributing Writer

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People from more than 100 miles away will be coming to Syracuse University to see Wednesday’s University Lectures speaker, two-time poet laureate Billy Collins. Collins will speak at Hendricks Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Esther Gray, coordinator of University Lectures, said that the event is anticipated to have a “huge audience.” She said she expects the event to be one of the “most terrific events” University Lectures has ever hosted. Collins, a two-time poet laureate and author of several best-selling books, is known for his humor and humbleness, Gray said. “I think the best part of the evening will be the laughter. Collins makes people laugh and we can all use an evening to sit back, relax, and laugh… or at least smile,” she said in an email. “He is an amazing poet, known around the world, but he is a regular person — he is you or I or one of our community.” She added that buses from places as far away as Watertown and Buffalo will be commuting to Syracuse for the lecture. George Saunders, an English and textual studies professor and well-known short story author, said he was a fan of Collins’ writing because of his work as a poet, which he

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one building in its own separate area is going to be really nice.” Joe Pellettiere, the construction site supervisor, noted that various parts of the construction were somewhat complicated to build, especially given the time constraints. He said some of the challenges in the process included glazing the glass and creating the rooms and walls, which he described as “time-consuming.” “We feel what we have is kind of an accelerated schedule. It’s a short duration for such a large project,” Pellettiere said. “Architectural concrete has been challenging as well, but we’re just about done with those.” But the project has remained relatively on schedule with its two-year construction plan, seeing very few complications, he added. In the next two to three months, the construction company hopes to begin completing interior finish work, installing large glass walls and creating

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trained students to perform Hebrew teaching jobs,” he said. Small added that the minor will help promote mentorship on campus through improving the skills of student-teachers, and will greatly benefit the Jewish community. “I think it’s important for Jewish college students to see how other college students are still connected to Judaism without being forced to study it, now that they are away from home,” Small said. Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport, who works with the Chabad House in Syracuse, said he thinks the

described as “funny and deep.” “The thing I love about Billy’s work is how communicative it is.  You sit in his audience and feel he is speaking directly to you, to your actual experience,” he said in an email. Bruce Smith, an English and textual studies professor who specializes in poetry, said he admired Collins because of his clarity and intimacy with readers. He added that Collins provides attention and generosity to the readers in his poems. “[Collins] says somewhere that writing poetry is like seeking the love of strangers,” Smith said in an email. “That is what happens, we, as strangers, have been allowed to wander and experience his language in a way that is now more true and stranger as the poem ends.” Gray, the lecture series’ program coordinator, said Collins’ appearance will be an exciting event and added that this lecture would “never have happened a few years ago.” Because of the high capacity crowd anticipated for the lecture, Gray said she advises those interested in going to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to when doors open. She said Collins will be available to sign autographs for attendees after the lecture but they will not be allowed to take photos with the poet. meahearn@syr.edu

individual spaces and offices, said Bucci, the assistant director of project administration. Several new additions that students like Bangser are looking forward to include the third and fourth floor courtyard gardens, as well as a large reading room within the library. “They’re going to have a killer reading room in the library. Like Hogwarts status minus the dragons and changing walls,” Bangser said. “That’s one of the biggest problems I have with our current library, there’s not a big area in which students can sort of congregate and have tables upon tables to read at.” The building will also have environmentally conscious components. The building will use energy-efficient power and will use a stormwater collection system, Bucci said. Bangser also said their new building would have a focus on technology — all lectures in Dineen Hall will be digitally recorded. “By all intents and purposes, the face of law is changing,” she said. “The law school should be changing too.” mglin@syr.edu

program will “address the skill of teaching and broaden the amount of knowledge.” But Rapoport said there is a national issue within Hebrew schools. There are still not enough teachers who come in with a high enough level of knowledge regarding Jewish studies, he said, and knowledge for other subjects is held to a higher standard. Zach Goldberg, president of Hillel and a junior economics and policy studies major, said he applauds the efforts being made to enhance the way Judaism is taught. Said Goldberg: “In religions like Catholicism or others, there seems to be more focus on teaching those religions and in Judaism it doesn’t seem that is always the case.” almerod@syr.edu


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he New York State Education Department released statewide teacher evaluation statistics this week, calling local attention to lagging teacher ratings in the Syracuse City School District. Excluding New York City, which is still in its first year under the new evaluation system, New York state teachers ranked in the 2012-2013 school year as 7 percent highly effective; 76 percent effective; 11 percent developing and 6 percent ineffective, according to an Oct. 22 New York State education department press release. Comparatively, Syracuse teachers ranked as 2 percent highly effective; 58 percent effective; 33 percent developing and 7 percent ineffective. “I certainly don’t think that the evaluations represented where our teachers are at,” said Pat Body, school board president, noting that the evaluations failed to recognize teachers’ commitment to their district. “We have really good teachers in this district who are committed to their kids.” Body pointed to rushed negotiations in the district when determining evaluation measures as well as an emphasis on students’ standardized tests results for the low numbers. But, Jeremy Grant-Skinner, executive director in the district’s office of talent management, attributed the difference between Syracuse statistics and state statistics to how evaluations are implemented locally. “The state allowed a lot of flexibility across the state, so I just think our teachers did not get evaluated in the same way that some of the other districts did,” Body added. “Our teachers are much better than what the evaluations showed.” The evaluation system — which Grant-Skinner said is in its first year of implementation across the district after it was used to evaluate only certain teachers in the 2011-2012 school year — is structured so that 60 percent of a teacher’s evaluation is based on observation and 40 percent is based on student performance.

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Each of these categories additionally takes into account district-specific measures that are agreed upon, in Syracuse, between the school district and teacher’s union. “We can’t really compare across districts,” Grant-Skinner said. He emphasized that the evaluation system is intended to help teachers improve. When a teacher is rated developing or ineffective, such as the approximately 560 teachers in the Syracuse school district, he or she develops an individualized improvement plan that draws on resources such as school principals and fellow teachers. The positive development emphasis stands in contrast to the punitive nature of past evaluation systems, he added, which sometimes served only to put teachers on notice that they were about to lose their jobs. “It couldn’t be any further from these improvement plans,” he said. “We’re focused wholly on helping teachers to get better each year and recognizing them when they do great work.” Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch echoed the sentiment in the press release that accompanied the statistics. “The purpose of the evaluation is not to create a ‘gotcha’ environment,” she said, noting that the evaluations serve to target professional development and provide support and feedback to educators. The Syracuse City School District already places a significant emphasis on professional development for teachers, Grant-Skinner said, especially since Sharon Contreras became superintendent in 2011. One out of every $30 the district spends goes toward professional development, he said. Teachers’ strengths and weaknesses are gauged and addressed through programs such as Saturday Academy or additional professional development days for teachers specifically in the district’s seven Innovation Zones, which

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pilot school improvement strategies. Ultimately, Grant-Skinner said, the overall Syracuse teachers’ evaluations are positive for the district. “Ninety-three percent of our teachers are in the top three rankings,” he said. “It speaks to a foundation of success in the district. It’s our teachers that are going to fuel success for the students.” nagorny@syr.edu @Nicki_Gorny

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South Africa or Ghana. “It’s a big world and you can’t know everything anymore about anything,” she said. “So the idea is that you identify something that matters to you, and you learn about how different parts of world are responding to those issues and doing about them. I think that’s what higher education should be focusing on these days.” SU Abroad’s new center in Wroclaw is the expansion of a popular summer program focusing on peace studies, public memory and reconciliation in Eastern Europe, said Jenn Horvath, manager for marketing and communications at SU Abroad. The Wroclaw center is designed to focus on these specific themes, making it distinct from other centers. The Wroclaw center reflects a trend of student interest in nontraditional study abroad locations, Horvath said. The last three centers that have opened are Beijing, China; Istanbul, Turkey and Santiago, Chile, which she said are not typical study abroad destinations. The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will be offering a new program in New York City during the fall 2014 semester. It is planned to be available for all students in Newhouse with a focus on an internship, said Rosanna Grassi, Newhouse’s associate dean for student affairs. New York City is the latest addition to Newhouse’s off-campus studying options,

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The movement began in 2001 on California community college campuses. The movement has also spread to Canada as well, according to the Campus Equity Week website.

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unveiling on Saturday and will place the “last piece of furniture” this week, O’Casey said. O’Casey said the alumni chose to create the library as a resource that would benefit both current and future brothers. The library, located on the main floor of the house, will be outfitted with new computers, tables, chairs and academic publications that the brothers can use, O’Casey said. It will also display a quote by Clark that says, “If you fall down, get up and walk again. If you can’t walk, crawl. If that idea fails, have another one.” “The quote really speaks to his legacy,” she

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joining Los Angeles and London. Grassi said one of the core differences with studying abroad in London and studying away in Los Angeles and New York City is the employment opportunities provided with locations in

the United States. She described Los Angeles and New York City as hubs of activity in communications, where many students aspire to have careers. She added that many students choose to study in Los Angeles because of the networking opportunities available in the area, hoping to find work. With students that study abroad in London, she said it is common that they explore Europe and travel while they are there. “The television, radio and film students have the ability to do both,” Grassi said. “They do the semester in L.A. where they’re very focused on their major and then they do a semester

abroad, where they’re more likely taking arts and sciences, kinds of classes that are going to introduce them to culture, politics and the environment that they’re in.” International students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can choose to study overseas or focus on policymaking in Washington, D.C. by doing the Maxwell-inWashington semester — or both. “I think they’re two different experiences, and we actually like students who’ve studied abroad to then come to D.C.,” said Samantha Clemence, Maxwell-in-Washington’s program coordinator. “It gives them a different perspective when they do arrive in D.C.” Students in Maxwell-in-Washington find and participate in internships, Clemence said, giving students who hope to work in the federal government valuable contacts and hands-on experience. “I think students benefit from being thrown into different environments regardless of where they are. It makes them adapt, it changes their perspective, makes them look at things from a broader view. Across the board it makes a difference for students,” she said. Amy Kennedy, an academic adviser in Maxwell’s international relations department, said Maxwell-in-Washington offers pre-professional experience, while studying abroad overseas immerses students in language and culture. “I think students who are really interested in staying in the states after they graduate and working in the federal government, the D.C. program has huge appeal to them,” she said. Students in the College of Visual and Per-

forming Arts’ drama department can also study through the Tepper Semester, which is a tailored program in New York City in addition to the option of studying overseas. The program began with 16 students in its first class and has since grown to having 64 students enrolled for the spring of 2014, said Lisa Nicholas, the program’s director. She added that a number of students in VPA’s drama department are able to participate in overseas studying abroad as well as the Tepper Semester’s intensive professional training. Nicholas said the Tepper Semester is designed to help students launch their careers by immersing themselves in the industry. To Himley, SU’s associate provost for international education and engagement, any offcampus study program represents what she calls “space place learning”: the opportunity to study, work and research with other people in that location. “The long range goal for me and my job is that global is actually everywhere, it’s not just elsewhere,” she said. “They speak 77 languages in the Syracuse School District. That means there are immigrant communities that seem domestic. I think understanding the global connectivity is really important. We can do that abroad. We can do that in L.A. And we can do that right here in Syracuse.”

Huber is the leader of the Labor Studies Group, which brings together faculty and students to do research and call attention to labor issues, he said. Last spring, Huber said, the group held a symposium called the “Crisis of Academic Labor,” which generated interest in the hardships of underpaid faculty on campus. “Most faculty are not paid adequately; nearly

75 percent are part-time or temporary in order to artificially depress all faculty salaries,” said Craig Flanery, Campus Equity Week national coordinator, in an email. Huber added that these faculty members usually get paid by the course, often as little as $2,500 for each one. Morton said the union has also been reaching out to graduate students who work for full-

time professors to network with the university about the issues that they might face. Said Morton: “I think that this is an important opportunity for campuses not to miss, because it’s such a big issue, a big, big topic, and not talking about issues that you feel you cannot solve does nothing but put them off.”

said. “These gentlemen will be learning what is up and coming in their own professions while being surrounded by Dick Clark’s message.” O’Casey said Clark was remembered as being a “focused gentleman” and a “great communicator” who thought very highly of his professors. Clark would walk into the house, take over the TV and study broadcasting techniques for hours, she said. “He reached far beyond the usual norms of a student,” she said. “He had very defined goals and went beyond that by using the tools that DKE, Newhouse and SU offered him.” The room was once the “pool room,” where house residents would relax, she said. The pool table has been moved out, O’Casey said, but old relics that represent the house’s his-

tory will still remain in the library, such as books from when it was originally a library, including DKE literature. Built in 1905, the house was formerly owned by the Horace Wilkinson family until Clark helped purchase the $886,000 mansion in 1991. It still maintains much of the original, historical flavor such as a fireplace, stained glass, marble and L. & J.G. Stickley furniture, O’Casey said. “The library still maintains a lot of its original character, it’s almost like having ghosts in there to speak to the history of what the alumni really stood for,” O’Casey said. The library will also carry out the alumni’s updated version of what a DKE brother should be, she said. Alumni want to return to the tradition of the fraternity, which was based on educa-

tion, grooming the brothers and contributing to the community, O’Casey said. Carmen Davoli, alumni president of SU’s DKE chapter, described Clark as an “institution,” adding that that library will teach current and future brothers how to embody SU, DKE and Clark’s legacy. Davoli had the opportunity to meet with Clark before he died and reminisce about DKE’s traditions and the fraternity’s lifelong influence. “Dick Clark really embodied the spirit and history of great institutions like DKE and SU,” he said. “This library can inspire today’s DKE brother and future DKE brother to not just embody those things but also the great institution that Dick Clark was.”

“As a graduate student I spent a semester in Uganda, there’s no way I could’ve gotten the things I got out of that experience in New York or Los Angeles.” Amy Kennedy

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n Tuesday night, Dan Pacheco posed the question, “how long before this is dead?” while pointing to the image of a MacBook Pro. The question prompted the start of “Waveables, Wearables and Flyables: Your Body Is The Computer,” an event demonstrating how technology will inevitably change everything in years to come, from education to art. Pacheco, chair of journalism innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and other journalism professors led the event. Pacheco said technologies that are currently available, like laptops and smartphones, might soon be replaced by technologies that respond to human gestures, such as a voice command or a wave of the hand. “It’s like the Internet in 1994 all over again. I feel like all of these technologies in particular are going to fundamentally change our world,” Pacheco said. Some of these technologies are already

being produced by companies like Samsung and Google, which have been working on new gadgets: watches that tell users more than just the time and a pill that humans ingest to become a walking password, rather than having to constantly sign into networks. These companies are going to make the current technology look “really boring,” Pacheco said. “Our bodies are becoming computers. We are merging with technology in ways we don’t even realize,” Pacheco said. One piece of innovative technology Pacheco presented on Tuesday was Leap Motion, a hardware that uses a sensor to detect hand motion. It enables users to execute projects with a wave of the hand — without typing a key or clicking a mouse. The device has its own app store, which includes The New York Times and Pacheco’s personal favorite: AirHarp. Frank Biocca, the director of SU’s M.I.N.D. Lab, gave a brief presentation about the many ways the body can be combined with technology. His focus was

joshua chang | staff photographer (top) Dan Pacheco, chair of journalism innovation, uses Leap Motion technology to show how gestures can control apps. (Bottom) This drone was built by Arland Whitfield, a sophomore in the School of Information Studies. on immersive virtual reality, in which humans react to a virtual environment. An example he showed was a virtual cadaver that can be observed and taken apart for closer inspection. He said that augmented reality and other virtual interfaces will be available in the M.I.N.D. lab as soon as January. Professor Bill Ward, a Google Glass explorer, spoke briefly about its abilities,

followed by 11 student teams pitching their own ideas for Google Glass apps that would utilize its technology. Among the pitches was Recognize, an app designed to recognize people’s faces and remind the user who they are. It would do so by using spatial technology and accessing social media to pinpoint the identity of the person. Another was Food see technology page 10


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Villiers Quartet plays, teaches at Crouse College By Tom Sharkey Contributing Writer

Classical chamber music and four-piece string ensembles have been around for ages, but one group from London, England is shaking things up. The Villiers Quartet explores how dance, art, film, literature and digital media relate to traditional chamber music and fans of the genre. The group graced the stage Tuesday night at the Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College, and members of the audience relished their interplay of classical chamber music with a twist. Andrew Waggoner, a professor of music composition, theory and history at Setnor and the organizer of the event, introduced the group. He explained that the group is one of four quartets invited to the university as part of the Setnor School of Music Guest Artist Series. Artists in the program are requested to play a concert and also work with students in the music program. Waggoner said he was especially excited for the Villiers Quartet to come to Syracuse University because two of its members were graduate students at Setnor years ago.

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Valet, which allows its user to take a photo of a street sign and the app would be able to identify restaurants on that street. It also would have the ability to make a reservation and display menus. Lorne Covington, a response environment digital artist, also spoke, sharing his views about how being in control is boring. The inter-

“I’ve worked with the Villiers Quartet over the years in London,” Waggoner said. “I wanted to invite them to return to their alma mater, and it has been great. They’ve been working a lot with the students here.” With a round of applause from the audience, the Villiers Quartet took the stage. The group consists of James Dickenson and Tamaki Higashi on the violin, Carmen Flores on the viola and Nick Stringfellow on the cello. The four musicians took their seats and began with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “Three Divertimenti,” which was composed in 1936. The progression of the melody was suspenseful from the start — reminiscent of a horror film. The song’s tone then progressed through more uplifting sections, as well as dramatic transitions before moving back to a more dissonant sound. After taking a short break to tune its instruments, the quartet returned to the stage to perform the next piece in the program: “Arcadiana, Op.12” by Thomas Ades. The song contained seven different sections, each with a distinct and pleasant sound. The instrumentation in each section was the highlight of the song and each mem-

ber of the quartet had shining moments, which were emphasized by the others’ softer dynamics. Following one last break, the four players began the final piece on the program, “String Quartet Op.88 1918” by Edward Elgar. This song had an elegant melody and the lightest tone of the night, distinctly contrasting with the previous songs in the set list. Different sections in “String Quartet Op.88 1918” evoked feelings of being at a ballet, which was another reminder of the Villiers Quartet’s progressive exploration of dance, art and film in the context of classical chamber music. The audience erupted in applause for the Villiers Quartet and eventually gave the group a standing ovation, which may have been the impetus for the group to return once more for an impromptu encore performance of “Cherry Ripe” by Frank Bridge. The encore was short and sweet, and the group finally exited the stage for the final time to the sounds of a very pleased audience. Sarah Mahonski, a medical student at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, said she enjoyed the refreshing sound of the

Villiers Quartet. “I was surprised at how abstract they sounded,” Mahonski said. “I’m used to stronger melodies, so it was a nice change of pace to hear how all four of them played off each other to create a different sound.” Waggoner, the organizer of the event, expressed his appreciation for the musicians, who have not only offered advice and mentoring to the students, but have also played through some of the music composed by students. “It’s great because the performance students get to play their music for the quartets, and the quartets also perform music that the composition students have written and may not have ever heard performed live before,” Waggoner said. Those who were unable to attend last night’s performance still have several opportunities to enjoy the Villiers Quartet live at the university. The Belfer Audio Archive is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 31, and will host a variety of concerts, film screenings, lectures and seminars. More information can be found at belferat50.syr.edu.

esting parts of technology, he said, are actually the enriching and complex responses. Through cameras that sense his movement, for example, Covington is able to create ever-changing art simply by moving with his latest project. Covington is currently working on responsive ambient video: A scene is displayed on screen and people can change the colors on display by moving. “It’s not about the tech, that’s just my paint that I’m using. What I really want to do is

make provocative, immersive, impactful art,” Covington said. Covington also showed an interactive hover-and-touch model of the “unseen sun.” This allows users to “hover” through images of the sun and examine its different temperature ranges, a task that — without this technology — is physically impossible. Covington then demonstrated a Wikipedia webgraph that detects body motion and shows related terms previously searched for.

From there, the user has easy access to similar pages — all of which are accessible by gesturing through the pages. He said when searching for information in this manner, people are participating more with the content. But overall, Covington’s goal for the event was to encourage students to be a part of the wave of innovation that is currently happening. “We are built for interaction,” Covington said. “Do it.”

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Director: Mikael Håfström Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Jim Caviezel Release date: Oct. 18 Rating:

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rnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone make an amazing comeback and an even better pair in “Escape Plan,” an exciting thriller that is definitely worth seeing. Those who are fans of 1980 films featuring Stallone and Schwarzenegger will enjoy this film. Not only do they make a great pair, but also it is fun to see them work together in a movie that succeeded in portraying them as adventurous as ever, rather than two middleaged has-beens trying to make a comeback. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a man who makes a living by testing the security of prisons. His goal is to show the owners of various correctional facilities what is wrong with their security by breaking out of them. There is a fair amount blood and violence in the film, but it is

interspersed with entertaining bits of humor between Stallone and Schwarzenegger. It may not seem like a movie about a main character that chooses to spend the majority of his days locked up eating bad food with violent men would draw large audiences, but it’s the opposite. It’s a simple idea, and it works. Breslin’s latest assignment involves escaping from an unknown location called a “black site,” which is an uncharted prison for the world’s worst criminals. Nicknamed “The Tomb,” the prison holds the terrorists, warlords and gangsters that the government won’t even bring to justice through traditional protocol. Swedish genre director Mikael Håfström does a great job with this movie that is so different, especially because of its setting. The idea of a seemingly inescapable prison is something that does not compare to any other

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othing warms the heart during times of seasonal change quite like your favorite warm beverage, nestled between gloved fingertips. But unless you like your coffee black, chances are you are indulging in beverages that contain a surprisingly high number of calories and grams of sugar. Take some of winter’s go-to beverages: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, eggnog or hot chocolate. The coffee and espresso in these beverages are minimal and the splashes of milk don’t add anything detrimental. It’s the added sweet syrups that get you. They are pure sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and that whipped cream on top of your drink is a total diet derailment. In fact, sugar contributes to more than 10 percent of many Americans’ daily calories — wasted calories, since we get nothing out of eating sugar. Fortunately, more and more restaurants and cafés are providing nutritional information. It’s important to not just glance at the caloric or fat content, but to note the grams of sugar you’ll be consuming as well. Sugary beverages are sneaky, and the unfortunate thing is that individuals typically drastically underestimate the amount of calories and grams of sugar in liquids. The average American indulges in 22 added teaspoons of sugar a day, but the Institute of Medicine recommends no more than about five teaspoons of added sugar a day for adult women and nine teaspoons of sugar for adult

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writer, editor, sweater men. Twenty-two teaspoons of added sugar is about 88 grams: Women should have roughly 20 grams and men about 36 grams. It’s easy to forget about the beverages we drink. You may have skipped on dessert for the day by not indulging in a small slice of pie or piece of chocolate, but the eggnog and white chocolate mocha aren’t free rides. A grande pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks already contains 27 more grams of sugar than the recommended daily intake for women. Sugar has this funny way of interfering with your brain. It can trick you into thinking you’re hungry or unsatisfied. It hastens the development of free radicals in the body, which can contribute to aging. It alerts the dopamine in your system and contributes to addictive behavior. It can literally fatten some of your organs. The journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research suggests that sugar can even contribute to acne. But perhaps most importantly, especially for

college students, productivity goes way down following sugar intake. Watch the sugar intake to avoid headaches, sluggishness and the post-sugar low that follows a quick rise in energy. With the semester entering into its last few weeks — assignments are piling up, extracurricular groups are planning for big events and finals are looming — it is very important to stay sharp. Granted, the last months of the calendar year are always the best. They burst at the seams with nostalgia, tradition and great culture — food being one of them. So go ahead and enjoy Halloween candy and the fantastic

spread of winter holiday treats that follow — in moderation, of course. The holidays are a wonderful time of year. But if you’re keen on trying to avoid some holiday bloating without sacrificing too much, it may be best to stick with minimally-altered coffee drinks and indulge occasionally in the solid treats, like cookies and cornbread, instead. Jillian is a magazine, newspaper and online journalism graduate student. Her column appears every Wednesday in Pulp. Her go-to sugary beverage of choice is the very delicious Starbucks caramel apple spice. E-mail her at jathaw@ syr.edu and follow her on Twitter @jathaw.

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From the Box Office By Ian Tecklin Staff Writer

It has taken three weeks, but finally a film has dethroned “Gravity” and claimed the top spot at the box office. That honor went to Paramount Pictures’ “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which opened with an impressive $32 million. “Gravity” and “Captain Phillips” maintained their strong holdover status, claiming the second and third spots, respectively, while newcomer “The Counselor,” opened in fourth place. The “Jackass” franchise is finally back with “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” and audiences are clearly enthused. The $32 million opening of “Bad Grandpa” is the second highest debut in the “Jackass” series, behind the $50 million debut of 2010’s “Jackass 3-D” and ahead of the $29 million opening of 2006’s “Jackass: Number Two” and the $22 million debut of 2002’s “Jackass: The Movie.” The opening for “Bad Grandpa” is impressive, given that the film is a spin-off rather than a direct sequel. The R-rated comedy cost approximately $15 million to produce, making it another cheap and easy win for Paramount. But it was also a win for comedies all around, as “Bad Grandpa” became the fifth live-action comedy to open with more than $30 million in 2013. It is interesting to note that “Bad Grandpa” opened at a time when there are a slew of

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critically-acclaimed films aimed at adults in theaters, most notably “Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “12 Years A Slave,” “Rush,” “Prisoners” and “Enough Said.” But audiences chose to largely ignore these sophisticated films in preference of a simple comedy. The familiarity of the “Jackass” brand, the laugh-out-loud previews and the universallyrelated premise of having an inappropriate older relative proved successful for Paramount, which now faces the tough decision of how to maintain the profitability of this important brand in the years to come. The final new release in the top 10 went to 20th Century Fox’s “The Counselor,” which opened in fourth place with a low $7.8 million. Though the R-rated drug trafficking drama has immense star power with Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz, marquee names can only take a movie so far. To pay to see a film, audiences need to be enticed by the overall concept of the film — not simply the stars involved. It did not help that trailers and TV spots for “The Counselor” provided little insight into what the film was actually about. Those who chose to see the film walked away disappointed, as evidenced by the film’s poor reviews: a 34 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a “D” grade on CinemaScore. ijteckli@syr.edu

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Setter Handley commands Syracuse on court as freshman By Eric Riter Staff Writer

Erica Handley, at just 18 years of age, was asked to be the starting setter for Syracuse. Coming all the way from Lakeville North (Minn.) High School, the freshman arrived on campus in January to start balancing her social life and school work. When Handley began practicing with the team in the summer, fiery second-year head coach Leonid Yelin started her right away, asking her to lead court communications with the international-heavy Orange (10-12, 5-5 Atlantic Coast). Roughly two-thirds of the way into the season, she has emerged as one of the team’s best players. After two more strong performances this past weekend, Handley got a pleasant surprise on Monday night when she was informed that she had been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week. “It feels good just knowing that it’s all worth working hard,” Handley said. “Just working hard and really focusing on what coach is telling me to do. Just really pushing myself past my limits to try to improve as

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season. Then he blocked for the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith and won three Super Bowl rings with the Dallas Cowboys. Now, in his 13th season as a color commentator for Fox Sports, Johnston broadcasts games weekly with Kenny Albert and Tony Siragusa. Back in the day, when Dick MacPherson coached Syracuse and the Orangemen were a perennial powerhouse, Johnston was front and center. Syracuse running back Robert Drummond remembers a play against West Virginia in 1987 where SU trailed by two touchdowns. Johnston took the handoff, got hit at the 17-yard line and then trucked through “eight or nine” guys and into the end zone. “That pretty much sums up who Daryl Johnston was,” Drummond said. Drummond described Johnston as a “bluecollar, hard-nosed worker.” Someone who veered away from the limelight, but always put in the effort. When Johnston played for the Cowboys, tight end Jay Novacek noticed his unique running style. Novacek turned to Johnston. “You run like a moose,” he said. The nickname stuck. And in 1990, one year after the Cowboys drafted Johnston in the second round, Moose had a new task: block for arguably the greatest running back of all time. Emmitt Smith. Smith and Johnston grew inseparable on and off the field. In Smith’s Hall of Fame speech on Aug. 7, 2010, he immediately recognized the man who made everything he did possible. “Daryl Johnston, where are you?” he said. Johnston stood up, looking directly at Smith as tears trickled down his former teammate’s cheeks. “You mean the world to me,” Smith continued. “ … I love you Daryl, from the bottom of my heart.”

much as I can.” At the beginning of the season, Handley said she marked this honor down as one she would like to achieve in her first collegiate season. On Tuesday, she said that the award showed that the hard work and determination she has applied is paying off. “I was pretty surprised,” Handley said. “That was another one of my little goals to get, you always have those little things you are working your way towards.” Outside hitter Nicolette Serratore recognized the pressure Handley has shouldered this season. She is basically asked to quarterback the offense, call all the plays and is pivotal to the team operating effectively. But it seems to Serratore that Handley is dealing with the pressure just fine. “It’s definitely going to help her have more confidence and she’s a leader on the court,” Serratore said. “As a setter she’s going to be a leader automatically. It will just give her a boost of confidence.” This past weekend was Handley’s best. Particularly Sunday, as she racked up 55 assists, eight digs, four kills and three aces against Clemson.

Early in the year, Yelin mentioned that Handley’s weakness was with her defense. He explained that due to her slow jumping, she had to learn the timing to become an effective blocker. “I think her defense has gotten a lot better,” Serratore said. “She started off kind of slow, but she has caught up to the rhythm of the game and has gotten a lot faster.” Although Handley does agree that her defense has improved, she feels that it is more the improvement in her understanding of the game as well as decision-making that has propelled the team to a .500 record in conference play. “I think my decision making,” Handley said of her biggest improvement. “Depending on the passes that come at me and being able to use the hitters that are stronger during that game or that point.” Her freshman year did not get off to the start that Handley wanted, but everything is now beginning to fall into place in connection with the team’s overall success. Assistant coach Erin Little said that Handley has been a big part of the Orange’s improvement.

Kenny Albert, Johnston’s play-by-play man and close friend, remembers running into Smith one time before a broadcast. When he saw the two of them interact, he knew just how special their bond was. Albert and Johnston spend hours upon hours together during the season. They actually spend nearly as much time with each other as they do with their own families. Johnston’s in-season schedule falls into a relatively steady rhythm. Monday through Thursday he lives with his wife Diane, his son Aidan and his daughter Evan 10-to-15 minutes outside of Dallas. He visits the Cowboys’ practice facility during the week to pick up tidbits and learn more

tice on Friday. They sit down with four or five players or coaches to talk about the team’s game plan and get stories for Sunday’s broadcast. Then on Saturday, after watching some college football, looking at video packages and sometimes exploring the city, the crew meets with the visiting team. After a production meeting on Saturday night and a good night’s sleep, it’s show time. “By the time Sunday at 1 comes,” Albert said, “it’s like you’ve studied for a test all week and then you kick it off and you have a three-hour live broadcast.” But Johnston doesn’t always pass the test. He knew it would happen. It was inevitable. Johnston was a “Happy Days” fan growing up. Richie Cunningham was one of the main characters. It just so happened that one of his teammates on the Cowboys was also named Richie Cunningham. The name had been engrained into his mind. So when New York Jets’ running back Richie Anderson played the Cowboys, Johnston knew he’d butcher the name and accidentally call him Richie Cunningham. “The first time he touched the ball my producer was in my ear belly laughing,” Johnston said. “He goes, ‘I cannot believe you did it on the first time.’” “I’m like, ‘No I didn’t.’” “Yes you did.” For the most part, though, it’s smooth sailing for Johnston. He, Albert and Siragusa are all within two years of one another and have kids who are about the same age. Johnston and Siragusa talk about their sons’ recent exploits on the football field. The trio eats nearly every meal together three days a week for 19 straight weeks. Though Moose misses his family dearly during the weekend, he has Kenny and Goose to keep him company. “If it ever got to the point where it wasn’t enjoyable or fun anymore,” Johnston said, “I think it would be hard to do.”

“I’m getting to the point now where I’ll miss a lot for my son and daughter’s lives on the weekends,” Daryl Johnston former su fullback

about the team. But most of the four-day stretch that he’s not absorbed in football is dedicated to his family. On Monday afternoon he picked up Evan from school at 4:30 p.m. He listened as she shared the details of her day. The week is his main time to spend with his kids. Aidan is in eighth grade and plays football and Evan is in sixth. “I’m getting to the point now where I’ll miss a lot for my son and daughter’s lives on the weekends,” Johnston said. On Friday, the real workweek begins. It’s a college kid’s alternate universe. Johnston flies to wherever his next game is on Thursday night or Friday. This past weekend it was Philadelphia for the Eagles-New York Giants game. Johnston, Albert, Siragusa and the rest of the crew watch the home team prac-

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“It’s great to see the ladies on the team start to see the outcome of all the hard work they have been putting in this summer and fall,” Little said. “They are playing together as a team, all 11 players, stepping into the role the team needs at that time, and Erica has naturally become one of the leaders of that team.” Handley’s constant upbeat approach, despite a slow start this season, is just one intangible she brings to the court. She is a huge part of the team’s mid-season turnaround and is finally being noticed by the rest of the conference. “She is a really talented girl,” Serratore said. “We just needed the team to kind of show that we were good as a whole for someone to recognize that she was a big part of it.” esriter@syr.edu


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Sadie St. Germain wasn’t expecting to see her life-size creation plastered on the entrance to her team’s locker room. It had been weeks since she designed the image on her laptop, and she wasn’t told when it would be put up. She entered Tennity Ice Pavilion to see her work staring right back at her. Gazing at what she’d done before entering the locker room to get changed for practice, she had only one thought. “I wish it was a little bit lighter,” St. Germain laughed. “It printed really dark. But it looks good.” After seeing a similar image done for Syracuse football, Alison Domenico, an assistant coach and avid fan of St. Germain’s designs, approached the senior about replicating the idea to represent their team. So St. Germain produced a large sticker with a “Home of the Orange” motto with one player donning an intimidating stance. On the first road trip of the season, St. Germain, a communications design major, spent about an hour in her hotel room at Northeastern piecing together and refining the design. After it was finished, they sent it to Wally Pendock, the president of Art World Digital, who produced it in its full size. “Some girls didn’t even know I did it,” St. Germain said. One of those left in the dark was senior captain Margot Scharfe, who was actually the muse for the design. St. Germain used her photo because of the leadership Scharfe has provided the program this season. “I had no idea this door was being put up until I walked into the rink and saw it,” Scharfe said. “It’s pretty cool, and I think Sadie did a really good job on it.” Head coach Paul Flanagan was fully aware of St. Germain’s accomplishment, and wasted no time making sure others knew too. After the design came to fruition, Flanagan proudly took it to the football wing and said, “Look what she did,” St. Germain said. St. Germain said it’s nice to be able to contribute to the program in this way off the ice. In the second semester of last season, she was forced to miss two practices a week because of the demands of her major. “I’m glad they know what I’m doing with my life now, and why I have such a demanding schedule,” St. Germain said. The door also provides Tennity with a more home-venue feel than it ever had before. Because the facility is run by Syracuse Recreational Services, the team isn’t allowed to make any changes to the actual rink or surrounding area. The door to the locker room, however, is fair game. “It’s pretty neat, regardless of who did it,” Flanagan said. “But the fact that one of your teammates did it makes it kind of nice.” St. Germain said she hopes that it gets people at the school to be aware of their presence. “For us on campus, a lot of people don’t even know that there is a (Division I) women’s hockey team,” St. Germain said. “So at least when people come for public skating, this is here to represent us.” sblum@syr.edu

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“The first day of training he was last in the running test,” McIntyre said. “I knew he could score but I was hoping he was ready for everything else.” Then the season started and Ekblom asserted himself as an integral part of SU’s front line. Lars Muller and Ted Cribley graduated last spring, Louis Clark is now an undergraduate assistant, Jordan Vale transferred and Tony Asante tore his ACL. So as the Orange transitioned into its first season in the ACC, it looked to the freshman to fill a void left by the team’s top five goal scorers from a season ago. And he did. In Syracuse’s first game of the season at Colgate, Ekblom netted two goals in a 4-0 win. He never looked back and has become one of the ACC’s most prolific scorers while collecting national accolades along the way. In the week of Oct. 7, days after setting an SU Soccer Stadium record with seven points against North Carolina State, Ekblom was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Division I player of the week, and was also named to the national team of the week by TopDrawerSoccer.com and College Soccer News. “He’s a hard-working guy,” freshman midfielder Oyvind Alseth said. “He’s a target man but also a goal-getter and a good finisher who is good at finding spaces.” Ekblom is calm and unassuming on the field. When he scores, his celebrations are subdued. When he falters, he quickly shakes it off. The result is a tranquil intensity that exudes little-to-no emotion during games. The only time Ekblom has been bothered this season has been when the crowd hasn’t understood the rules. “There have been times that we score but were offsides and the crowd keeps cheering,” he said, laughing. “Americans just don’t get that rule.” After practice on Tuesday, Ekblom and McIntyre walked side by side toward the team’s locker room. When McIntyre looked up to see a group of reporters waiting for the striker, he made a proclamation of his own. “When this guy scores we win games,” McIntyre shouted, pointing at Ekblom. The forward bashfully looked straight into the ground. “If you’re here to ask him questions that’s all you have to know.” When asked if McIntyre’s vote of confidence places pressure on him, he smiled. Syracuse has two games left and needs to leap frog a handful of teams if it wants to play past the regular season, and Ekblom knows what he has to do. “Pressure’s good,” he said. “It’s my job to score goals.” jcdoug01@syr.edu @dougherty_ jesse

spencer bodian | asst. photo editor terrel hunt hasn’t had the season he hoped for after earning the starting job following Syracuse’s 54-0 win over Wagner on Sept. 14. After SU’s second bye week of the season, the sophomore quarterback looks to regroup against Wake Forest on Saturday.

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reps, but Hunt has performed at his best when under pressure. He got complacent during training camp and it wasn’t until the season that he made a push for the starting job. As he has solidified the job, he has struggled. The bye week was a chance to go back to the drawing board. “He’s been up here a ton studying all the offensive plays, especially with Coach Lester,” head coach Scott Shafer said during his weekly teleconference on Tuesday. “I think (the bye week) does come at a good time. A chance to kind of settle it down, look at it and show him just how close he is to making a handful of throws that could be good plays for us.

“You go through a game like that, you get back to the drawing board real quick. That’s coaches, players, janitors — everybody.” George McDonald

Syracuse offensive coordinator

“It’s a good time to sit back and reassess where he is.” SU tries not to dwell on the loss to the Yellow Jackets, but it inevitably comes back to gnaw at the players. Allen said it came up as recently as Tuesday.

“You go through a game like that, you get back to the drawing board real quick,” McDonald said. “That’s coaches, players, janitors — everybody.” Hunt said he has left it behind him, but he has watched the film from the game twice. He has yet to find a true No. 1 receiving threat, but he can’t keep trying to make plays himself. There are several ways to look at a devastating loss and one that’s followed by a bye week. Lester hates the extra week for the loss to fester. Most like having the time to regroup. For all, the blowout is devastating, but for some it can be motivation. “It got us closer,” Hunt said. “We finally got to hit on the moments that we didn’t hit on before.” dbwilson@syr.edu @DBWilson2

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Linebacker Dyshawn Davis returned to practice on Tuesday after missing two-plus weeks with a high right ankle sprain. “We worked him in,” linebackers coach Clark Lea said. “He’s been out for a little while so obviously there’s some rust there with the ankle, but he was able to get out there and run around some. “We’ll get the report in the morning on how he did. I think we’ll find out more in the morning in terms of how he responds and have a plan if he’s ready and have a plan if he’s not.” Davis re-injured the ankle late in the first half of SU’s win over North Carolina State on Oct. 12. He did not return in that game and missed the Orange’s 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech a week later. SU head coach Scott Shafer said Davis ran for the first time in practice on Monday before he practiced with contact on Tuesday. “For that injury, the contact’s not an issue,” Lea said. “Obviously you want him to stay out of some of the piles that are created sometimes in practice, but he’ll move around as he can and again, we’ll find out more in the morning.” Shafer described Davis’ rehab work as diligent on his weekly teleconference, but displayed confidence in Marqez Hodge, the reserve linebacker who logged a career-high 12 tackles in his first career start against the Yellow Jackets. “He’s an extremely active player,” Shafer said of Hodge. “He just reacts fast when he sees the offensive play develop. I just love his motor and the way he runs around.” Shafer said he would have to “wait and see” about George Morris II’s status. The running back has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury. “George is probably going to be a wait-andsee thing,” Shafer said. “We’ll probably know more by Thursday.”

Shafer praises Wake Forest wide receiver Campanaro Since his sophomore season, Michael Campanaro has been one of the most productive weapons in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He notched a career-best 833 receiving yards in 2011 and could surpass that mark Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome — he has 792 so far this year. During the teleconference, Shafer had lofty praise for the Wake Forest wide receiver. “He reminds me of Wes Welker,” Shafer said. Campanaro has hauled in 65 balls and tallied 100 receiving yards three times this year, including a 177-yard day against Louisiana-Monroe in September. Against the Orange in 2011, Campanaro had 79 yards through the air. What sets him apart, Shafer said, are many of the same attributes that separate the Denver Broncos wide receiver from other wideouts. “He’s good at finding the windows,” Shafer said, “and the combination of his ability to just

courtesty of wake forest athletics michael campanaro is Wake Forest’s top receiving threat. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer likened him to Wes Welker in his Tuesday teleconference. slide in pockets.” At 5 feet, 11 inches and 190 pounds, Campanaro is built similarly to the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Welker. At Texas Tech, Welker had bigger junior and senior campaigns — he topped 1,000 yards in

“He’s good at finding the windows and the combination of his ability to just slide in pockets.” Scott Shafer

Syracuse head coach on Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro

each — but Campanaro has been more consistent through his four years. Paired with quarterback Tanner Price’s ability to hit those spots, Campanaro can “make some really good plays,” Shafer said. In the Demon Deacons’ win over Maryland on Saturday, Campanaro became WFU’s all-time receptions leader with 217. “He’s just got great anticipation for where the windows are going to be,” Shafer said. “He’s got really good route-running technique and ability and he’s really good with his body control. “He’s a very good football player and we’ll have our hands full.” sebail01@syr.edu @stephen_bailey1 dbwilson@syr.edu @dbwilson2

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Ekblom leads SU to edge of ACC tourney

Hunt looks to rebound after bye

By Jesse Dougherty Asst. Copy Editor

Last February, Syracuse assistant coach Jukka Masalin traveled to Bekkestua, Norway, to see a player the Orange was interested in. Masalin and head coach Ian McIntyre had watched Emil Ekblom’s film, but wanted to see him play in person before extending an offer. Two training sessions and a friendly match later, Masalin sat down with the Ekblom family over dinner, and told them that Syracuse was the perfect fit. The Orange was fresh off its best season in program history and Masalin knew right away that Ekblom was a necessary piece moving forward. “He was a dynamic goal scorer,” Masalin said. “When I spoke to (McIntyre) about it and reported back I was basically saying this guy is one of the most aggressive players I’ve seen inside and outside the box.” Before Masalin made the trip, Ekblom was considering a handful of other offers, most notably Kentucky. But after Masalin’s visit, the Norwegian etched SU into his future plans. Currently, the Orange (9-6-1, 2-6-1 Atlantic Coast) sits two points outside of an ACC tournament berth, and Ekblom’s right foot could be its ticket to the postseason. The freshman forward’s nine goals rank him first on the team and second in the conference, as his strength and innate scoring ability have made him a juggernaut on the Syracuse attack. “I’m not done yet, that’s for sure,” Ekblom said. “Scoring goals is one of the best things about soccer and I love it.” The coaches were always wary of how Ekblom would adapt to the American game. Game play is distinctly slower in Norway. That was one thing that Masalin and McIntyre discussed leading up to the freshman’s arrival in the states. When Ekblom did arrive, he didn’t remedy the concerns right away.

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By David Wilson Sports Editor

daily orange file photo daryl johnston starred at Syracuse before being drafted by the Cowboys in 1989. Now, the former All-Pro fullback calls NFL games on Sundays as a color commentator for Fox Sports.

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d Goren told Daryl Johnston that running backs didn’t make great analysts, but Johnston knew he was under the wrong impression. Goren, the former vice chairman of Fox Sports Media Group, said running backs were too instinctive. He was looking for the “how” and the “why” in a broadcaster. A running back like Johnston couldn’t provide that. “I told Ed that I was a fullback,” Johnston said, “and I had to learn more than most running

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backs did.” From that point on, Goren understood that Johnston, a fullback who saw entire plays unfold from the backfield, was the right man for the job. When John Madden departed, Johnston and his former teammate Troy Aikman took over in the booth. Johnston’s journey started at Syracuse, where he led the Orangemen to an undefeated 1987

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Terrel Hunt knows he needs to trust his receivers. During the bye week, he talked with Ashton Broyld about the NFL’s premier receiver. Megatron. The trust between the star wideout Calvin Johnson and his quarterback Matthew Stafford is what makes them so good. “Some of his passes,” Hunt said, “he’s just throwing it knowing that Megatron’s going to get it.” None of Syracuse’s wide receivers are Megatron. Not even close. But Hunt is still gaining trust in them. The bye week came at a perfect time for the quarterback to regroup from a disastrous three-game stretch as the Orange (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) heads into the final month of the season. “They gave me the keys to drive the car and I crashed,” Hunt said. “It’s just really how you bounce back.” After the game, Hunt’s confidence was sapped — his confidence in his weapons, but also his confidence in himself. The bye week gave him a chance to step back. After torching Wagner and Tulane, Hunt was rendered inept against Clemson, North Carolina State and Georgia Tech. He’s still adjusting to the speed of college football, and the ACC especially, so an extra week off gives him time to study film. There’s no replacement for live reps, but Hunt had two weeks to study Wake Forest and two weeks to look back at what went wrong. “Everything happens faster,” offensive coordinator George McDonald said, “so I think that’s the one thing with any young quarterback, whether you’re in high school, college or a rookie in the NFL, the speed of the game changes.” Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said Hunt has been good in practice since the 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech. His footwork is improving each week. Backup quarterback Drew Allen is once again getting some first-team

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