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InChancellor full swing Nancy Cantor’s

Ticking time With 20 months before the end

Acting anniversary Syracuse Stage officially begins its

Implosion Four turnovers and a blocked field goal contributed

city projects are expected to continue to prosper after her departure. Page 6

of her tenure, Cantor still has plenty of time to continue pushing initiatives forward. Page 5

40th season with its adaptation of “Moby Dick.” Page 11

Man stabbed in Carrier Dome Friday

Cantor to step down in 2014

By Jessica Iannetta ASST. NEWS EDITOR

A man was stabbed on the concourse of the Carrier Dome on Friday night at Syracuse University’s Orange Madness event. The stabbing occurred at 9:30 p.m. The victim was stabbed in the upper shoulder area, according to a notice sent to students by the Department of Public Safety early Saturday morning. The victim, a 25-year-old male, was transported to Upstate University Hospital, said Sgt. Tom Connellan of the Syracuse Police Department. The victim is not an SU student and no SU students were involved, Connellan said. Connellan later identified the victim as Shoquinn Quinn. As of Sunday morning, Connellan said he didn’t know Quinn’s current condition but that Quinn’s injury was non-life threatening. A nursing supervisor at University Hospital said the hospital had no one currently admitted by that name. SPD received multiple reports of fights breaking out in the concourse areas near the concession stands prior to receiving a report of the stabbing, Connellan said. No students are believed to have been involved in any of the fights, he said. SPD currently has no suspects and no one in custody. Because the stabbing is a criminal investigation, Connellan said, SPD will handle all aspects of the case. It is not yet known whether the stabbing or any of the fights were gang-related, Connellan said. “We don’t know at this point because the victim is not cooperating,” he said. Due to “continuing disturbances” in the crowd, the event ended 30 minutes early, Connellan said. “That was done in the interest of public safety, to get everyone out of here in an orderly fashion,” he said. Orange Madness, an event to kick off the SU men’s and women’s


to Syracuse’s loss to No. 20 Rutgers on Saturday. Page 20

shira stoll | staff photographer, daily orange file photo, sam maller | asst. photo editor, ankur patankar | presentation director CHANCELLOR NANCY CANTOR announced in a campus-wide email Friday her plans to step down in June 2014 at the end of her contract. Cantor said her work at SU is not yet finished and that she still has much to accomplish in her three remaining semesters as chancellor.



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In final 3 semesters, Cantor looks to push forward By Marwa Eltagouri NEWS EDITOR

Nancy Cantor calls the timing of her decision to step down as chancellor of Syracuse University a “natural moment.” “Ten years is a substantial amount of time to lead an institution,” she said in an interview with The Daily

Orange on Friday morning, a little more than one hour after announcing her departure in a campus-wide email. Cantor announced she will step down as soon as her contract ends in June 2014. By the time she leaves Syracuse University, she will have served nearly a decade as chancellor,

as she was inaugurated in November 2004. Cantor said she timed her announcement to coincide with the end of the Campaign for Syracuse University, which aimed to raise $1 billion by Dec. 31, 2012. SU reached that goal in September, three months


Board of Trustees reflects on Cantor’s leadership, initiatives By Dara McBride and Debbie Truong STAFF WRITERS

In more than eight years as chancellor, Nancy Cantor has envisioned and helped champion programs aimed at elevating the university’s national and local presence. Cantor’s successor is far from

being determined, but as some Board of Trustees members look to the future and for a chancellor to replace Cantor when she departs in 2014, they are reflecting on certain aspects of Cantor’s leadership and initiatives. The University Senate will likely begin the search committee process for a new chancellor next month. “I think the face of the campus,

the face of the students has really changed for the better,” said Howard Phanstiel, describing Cantor’s influence at SU since assuming the role of chancellor in 2004. Phanstiel is a vice chair of the Board of Trustees and, along with his wife Louise, donated $20 million to the university to help establish scholarships for


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Cantor’s work goes beyond SU

CRIME BRIEFS • A 20-year-old male in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications was ticketed for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume by a person under 21 years old on Saturday at 11:14 p.m. He possessed a bottle of Bacardi Big Apple on a public sidewalk on the 100 block of Ostrom Place. • A 19-year-old female in the L.C. Smith School of Engineering and Computer Science was ticketed for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume by a person under 21 years old on Saturday at 11:49 p.m. She had a 24-ounce can of Four Loko lemonade on the 400 block of Euclid Avenue. • Police issued a violation of nuisance party ordinance on the 300 block of Euclid Avenue on Sunday at 1:08 a.m. A 21-year-old male in the College of Visual and Performing Arts was ticketed for unlawful possession of an open container, unlawfully loud noise and alcohol consumption by persons under the age of 21. • A 21-year-old male in the L.C. Smith School of Engineering and Computer Science was ticketed for sound reproduction on the 300 block of Euclid Avenue on Sunday at 1:08 a.m. • Three offenses were reported on the 400 block of Van Buren Street on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 a.m. involving an intoxicated person, according to the Department of Public Safety’s Daily Crime Log. Offenses of threatening conduct, disorderly conduct and the use or possession of alcohol or drugs were reported. • A case of petit larceny was reported on the 900 block of Irving Avenue on Friday, Oct. 12. An additional case of petit larceny was reported on the 3900 block of Longbranch Road on Tuesday, Oct. 9. • Three offenses were reported on the 100 block of Mount Olympus Drive on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10:20 p.m. Offenses of unlawful possession of marijuana, threatening conduct, and the illegal possession of alcohol or drugs were reported. —Compiled by Alex Ptachick, staff writer,


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Pump up the bass HARRY MANNING , bassist of garage-pop band Dumb Talk, riffs during last Thursday’s WERW concert. The show in Schine Underground featured Dumb Talk, rock group Math the Band and indie pop group Dum Dum Girls. Dum Dum Girls, who released their “End of Daze” extended play record in September, headlined the show, which was sponsored by radio station WERW.

Nancy Cantor is more than just a chancellor. Outside of Syracuse University, Cantor is both nationally and internationally recognized for her work as a social psychologist as well as an advocate for improving and diversifying higher education. Before holding higher education leadership positions, Cantor was highly regarded as a social psychologist, said Peter Vanable, an associate professor and chair of the psychology department at SU. As a social psychologist, Cantor studied “normal social interactions,” which are the ways people engage in the social world around them. She is specifically recognized in the field for her work with social intelligence, Vanable said. “She was very influential in developing theories of self-regulation and thinking about the ways people cope with change in their lives, and how they approach challenges,” he said. Cantor received her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University in 1978. She is the co-author and editor of three books, as well as a contributor to 90 books and journal articles. Cantor is also fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, according to SU’s website. Additionally, she is the recipient the Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, according to the website. “She developed the notion that


Bahraini journalist to receive Tully Center for Free Speech Award for achievements By Nick Smith STAFF WRITER

In the heat of election season, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will speak at Syracuse University on one of the most controversial topics in the nation: religion’s place in politics. Townsend is the oldest daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy. In Monday’s 7 p.m. lecture at Maxwell

Auditorium, titled “Keeping Catholic in Turbulent Times,” according to a Sept. 14 College of Arts and Sciences news release. Townsend is expected to address her political career as Lt. Gov. of Maryland and her involvement with various political organizations. She is also expected to discuss her book, “Failing America’s Faithful: How

Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way,” according to the release. James Watts, chair of the religion department, said in the release that anyone who is interested in the public humanities or social sciences will be intrigued by what Townsend has to say. “We are honored to present Mrs.

Townsend, whose work lies at the intersection of faith and politics,” he said in the release. “Mrs. Townsend’s evening lecture will likely reference her rich political background, her family’s commitment to social justice, and her own journey of faith.” The lecture will serve as the inaugural Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology

and Religion in Society. The lecture is hosted by the Borgognoni Fund, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ Campbell Public Affairs Institute and the religion and society program, according to the release. The Campbell Public Affairs Institute will also hold another


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basketball teams’ seasons, began at 8 p.m. in the Dome. More than 15,000 people attended. General admission for the event was free and open to the public. This was the fourth year in a row that the event was held in the Carrier Dome after moving from Manley Field House. While it has been

“We want to assure everyone that the Dome is safe. This is a very rare event to have something like this happen inside the Dome.”

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free and open to the public in past years, this is the first time a problem of this nature has come about, Connellan said. Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Athletic Director Daryl Gross released a joint statement early Saturday morning addressing the stabbing. “We were saddened to learn of the incident at the Dome last night,” Cantor and Gross said in the statement. “There is no place and no tolerance for anything like this, and future Orange Madness events will be designed to prevent incidents such as this.” The incident may spur changes to future events like Orange Madness, according to the DPS notice. “The University has already begun to carefully review the ticketing, seating and over-

all plan for future Orange Madness events,” according to the notice. Multiple police units helped facilitate the early exit and no additional problems occurred, Connellan said. “We want to assure everyone that the Dome is safe,” he said. “This is a very rare event to have something like this happen inside the Dome.” Devon Balk, a sophomore information and technology major who attended the event, said she noticed the event was shorter, but was unsure why. “They didn’t make a big deal out of it, but you could tell something was going on,” she said. “Everyone’s head turned and I saw security guards chasing people. I just thought it was a fight.” Balk said she saw police cars outside, but didn’t think anything of it, and that she didn’t notice anyone panicking. Kelsey Francella, a sophomore communications design major who also attended the event, said the incident was “bizarre” and that attendees were “packed like sardines” as they left the Dome. “We saw the security guards in the yellow jackets getting people out of their seats,” she said. “I don’t think anyone knew (about the incident), at least students, until after.” —Editor in Chief Mark Cooper and Asst. News Editor Meredith Newman contributed reporting to this article. @JessicaIannetta




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Cantor can still move university forward during limited time left Much needs to be done between now and June 2014 to ensure Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s departure occurs with a smooth transition. On Friday, Cantor announced she will not seek to renew her contract when it ends in 2014. The announcement comes 20 months before Cantor steps down and a new chancellor steps in. In her email announcement to the SU community, Cantor said, “I am intent on sprinting to the finish line.” The Syracuse University community must hold Cantor to this promise and ensure that after her sprint, she passes the baton smoothly to her successor. Cantor must work to make as much progress as possible on initiatives and projects before leaving, including the Connective Corridor, the move to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the university’s expansion into New York City. The nearly two-year span also gives Cantor the time to continue moving the university forward by introducing new initiatives and programs. During her tenure at SU, Cantor has focused on trying to bridge the

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board gap between SU and the city. Initiatives like Say Yes to Education Syracuse, the Near Westside Initiative and the Connective Corridor received great support from Cantor. The Connective Corridor is one initiative that will not likely be completed in the next 20 months. A comprehensive plan and goals must be laid out for a future chancellor to avoid a huge waste of time and effort. Syracuse will move to the ACC beginning next fall. Cantor will be the head of the university for Syracuse’s inaugural year in the conference. Then, a new chancellor will take over. Cantor must be sure to try to smooth out any bumps or problems during this time period to avoid repeating mistakes in the school’s second year in the ACC. Twenty months may seem like a long time, but as Cantor said in her own email, “We really can’t afford to take our minds off our responsibilities in the near term.”


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ne of the most refreshing qualities of the vice presidential debate Thursday was the crosschecking of facts that the candidates performed on each other. It helped that debate moderator Martha Raddatz was more active than Jim Lehrer during the first presidential debate. If debates are supposed to inform voters about the two candidates’ positions, more moderators will need to be engaged and ask harder questions. In the last few years, viewers have gotten hooked on “fact-checking.” Fact-checking occurs after a debate by nonpartisan journalists and partisan groups. The Washington Post has been asking Twitter users to tag their questions about statements in debates with #FactCheckThis. There is nothing wrong with fact-

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checking — it’s what journalists do. Debate fact-checking is a phenomenon that’s relatively new. Journalists often just reported what was said. Now, there are teams of both partisan and nonpartisan organizations that pick apart what candidates say in debates. By examining what candidates say and whether or not it’s accurate, the public can benefit. Yet nearly all factchecking is happening after the candidate has been asked other questions. Sometimes, the debate is already over. While the Associated Press and major newspapers are constantly updating fact-checks throughout debates on social media, the instantaneous fact checking and scrutiny need to come from the debate moderator. In the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan,

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to the left, to the left Raddatz asked follow-up questions and was not afraid to interrupt the candidates. She asked Ryan whether or not he asked for stimulus money, despite previously saying the stimulus was a bad idea. Exposing issues where candidates are hypocritical needs to be done more often. Part of the problem is the way politicians have been held accountable. Hard-hitting interviews for politicians are rare. They dodge certain reporters

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and media outlets. Those familiar with the BBC style of interviewing understand that in other countries, elected representatives are held to a higher standard and asked tougher questions. In other countries, people who avoid questions are called out. Reporters are not afraid to interrupt, regardless of the importance of the person being interviewed. Candidates are not given enough flexibility to run through a list of points or switch the topic. While most of Raddatz’s questions were demanding, they weren’t up to the BBC standards. In one of the final questions, she asked, “If you are elected, what could you both give to this country as a man, as a human being, that no one else could?” These types of questions give candidates the ability to go into a scripted, generic answer. Debates

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Cantor’s Syracuse initiatives to continue after departure By Stephanie Bouvia DEVELOPMENT EDITOR

Legacy. A word that many people use to describe what Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor will leave following her departure in June 2014. And it is this legacy, known by many as Scholarship in Action, that organizations around the city of Syracuse hope to see continued after Cantor leaves. “Chancellor Cantor is a visionary leader who has worked tirelessly on behalf of young people,” Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras said in a statement released Friday. “She will be greatly missed but her legacy will remain for years to come.” Upon stepping into her role as chancellor of SU in 2004, Cantor introduced her Scholarship in Action vision to the Syracuse community. It was a vision of philanthropy — one that connected SU with the city of Syracuse. Since then, she’s had a hand in restructuring the SCSD, rolling out the Syracuse Say Yes to Education program and revitalizing the city’s Near Westside. While Cantor is leaving SU in June 2014, many organizations that have been affected by Cantor’s Scholarship in Action initiative said they are confident her vision will continue long after her departure. Upon being hired as superintendent of the

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Syracuse University announces that Nancy Cantor will become the university’s 11th chancellor — the first Jew and the first woman to hold this position in school history. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved her selection in New York City.

SCSD in 2011, Contreras immediately set into motion a plan to improve graduation rates, recruit effective teachers and rebuild a crumbling district. Cantor not only had a hand in forming this plan, but she also helped create scholarships and other opportunities for students in the struggling district. At an Aug. 22 SCSD Board of Education meeting, Cantor said it is important to create educational opportunities within Syracuse because students who graduate from the district may very well enroll at SU, a point Contreras echoed in her statement. “This year alone there are 51 SCSD graduates in the 2012-13 freshman class at Syracuse University,” she said. Cantor’s vision of Scholarship in Action has touched the district in a number of ways, specifically the Syracuse Say Yes program. Say Yes is a national nonprofit organization that works to improve the academic performance of students in urban areas. The organization reaches out to all public schools in the city and provides services such as tutoring, after-school programs, summer programs and scholarship programs. Syracuse Say Yes to Education Director of Operations Pat Driscoll said Cantor has been behind the initiative since its rollout in the city in 2008. “There’s no doubt that Chancellor Cantor

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Cantor announces plans for the creation of a 3-mile pedestrian pathway and public shuttle bus system to integrate SU and downtown Syracuse, which would become the Connective Corridor.


ahead of schedule. Though she has set a timeframe for her departure, Cantor said she plans to use her three semesters left at SU to continue mobilizing the several projects and initiatives she has helped foster, referring to her remaining time as a “period for energetic work and commitment.” Cantor, the first female chancellor in SU’s history, created a philanthropic vision for the university. She solidified SU as an anchor institution through initiatives such as reviving the city of Syracuse’s Near Westside, helping rebuild the Syracuse City School District and assisting in the development of Syracuse’s Say Yes to Education program. These initiatives are very critical to Cantor’s “enormous legacy” and “remarkable achievements,” said Richard Thompson, chairman of SU’s Board of Trustees. “It really is amazing that in eight and a half years she’s sort of grabbed the university and pulled it into the 21st century,” Thompson said. While Thompson said the board will continue to support Cantor’s initiatives through the next three semesters, Mary Lovely, an economics professor and chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Enrollment in the University Senate, said the future of these initiatives may depend on the

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and her faculty at Syracuse University played a critical role in having Say Yes come to Syracuse,” he said. “What Chancellor Cantor’s done, I hope, will be a model for other chancellors at major universities.” Driscoll said he is not worried about what might happen to Say Yes’ connection with the university after Cantor’s departure. He is looking forward to continuing Say Yes’ partnership with Cantor until she leaves in 2014, he said, and has high hopes for working with the next chancellor. “My hope is that whoever replaces Chancellor Cantor sees the successes that Say Yes has achieved here in the Syracuse community,” Driscoll said. Cantor had an especially direct hand in improving the city of Syracuse through the Near Westside Initiative. The NWSI is an organization that is partially funded by SU. Its aim is to revitalize and reinvigorate the West side of the city through promoting artistic and cultural development. It was Cantor’s vision, enthusiasm and drive that helped get the NWSI up and running, sad Maarten Jacobs, the director of the organization. “She’s been one of the main drivers to make this happen and get it to where it is,” he said. Jacobs said he is not worried about how the NWSI might be affected by Cantor’s departure, because it was Cantor that

Cantor disbands the studentrun television station HillTV because of its controversial “Over the Hill” entertainment show. HillTV appealed and was reinstated as a recognized student organization on Nov. 30, 2005.

incoming chancellor. “The initiatives will continue, but the next chancellor will want to put his or her own signature on the university,” she said. “They will also depend on the economic environment the chancellor finds themselves in.” It remains unknown what the plans of the next chancellor are regarding the initiatives, she said. For example, the future of the chancellor’s role in Say Yes would depend on the level of leadership he or she chooses to have with the city of Syracuse. “I’ve been here 23 years; I don’t think our relationship between the city and the county has been this good,” she said. With the arrival of the new chancellor, Lovely said she hopes to see the continuing development of academic quality, something that can only be achieved through increased faculty leadership. Now that Cantor has announced her departure date, Bruce Carter, chair of the USen Agenda Committee, said it is possible that USen discussion will change if people view Cantor as a “lame duck.” Faculty may try to push certain initiatives or hold back on discussion because of Cantor’s limited time with the university. But Cantor seems to know what she plans to do with her remaining time at SU. “She clearly laid out what she wants to keep doing,” Carter said, referencing Cantor’s email to the SU community sent Friday morning. Carter acknowledged there has been contro-

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designed the organization to function no matter who’s in charge. “It was her vision from the start that recognized that this needs to continue whether she’s still chancellor or not,” Jacobs said. Members of the organization are confident about the direction the NWSI is headed, Jacobs said. And the relationships the NWSI has built with SU faculty members will help keep it a relevant organization on campus. “We feel confident that we’ll be kind of as strong as ever,” Jacobs said. In an email sent by Cantor to the university community on Friday, Cantor acknowledged the many initiatives SU is involved in and said the university still has much work to do. “It is tempting to celebrate what we have accomplished, what we are doing on campus, in our community, around the nation and overseas,” Cantor said in the email. “Still, we really can’t afford to take our minds off our responsibilities in the near term.” In terms of Scholarship in Action, Cantor said she is proud of the university’s involvement in so many geographic areas of the world. “I am savoring the opportunities that will surely continue in the remainder of my term as Chancellor,” Cantor said, “Even as I want to say a deep felt thanks today for all that we’ve been able to already do together.” @snbouvia

Cantor and the co-chairs of The Campaign for Syracuse University announce the official kickoff of the campaign and its progress — $509,283,799 raised from individual private donors toward its goal of $1 billion. “We are going to follow with more,” she said. “Unprecedented is not an overstatement.”

versy and heated discussion in USen meetings during Cantor’s tenure, but there will always be voices of dissent with any chancellor. The full extent of Cantor’s legacy will likely not be realized until five or 10 years after her departure, Carter said. Thompson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said the search for a new chancellor is not yet underway, but Cantor has given the board plenty of time to carry out the search. Though Cantor wants to leave the selection for the new chancellor solely to the Board of Trustees, Thompson said the process would be discussed with her, as the selection would be important in preserving Cantor’s legacy. “I’m totally committed to this place,” Cantor said. “I love it dearly, so I’ll do anything I can to help recruit great people here.” As for Cantor’s husband, Steven Brechin, he will continue to work as a tenured faculty member in SU’s sociology department following Cantor’s departure, he said in an email. Upon hearing the announcement that Cantor will step down, several deans responded with remarks of how beneficial Cantor’s leadership was to their respective schools. George Langford, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the chancellor was particularly devoted to the humanities and sciences, for which the school is grateful. Elizabeth Liddy, dean of the School of Information Studies, said in an email that she per-

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Cantor announces her departure in an email. “It has been a true honor to join with this University community in so many geographies, on campus and beyond, to make a difference in the world,” she wrote.

sonally has great admiration for Cantor. “I am most appreciative of what a champion she has been for all of us here at the School of Information Studies,” she said. During her tenure, Cantor faced several challenges and criticisms. Among the most notable of these were her shutting down HillTV, SU’s drop in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and last year’s allegations against former associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine. When asked if these challenges had any affect on her decision to leave SU, Cantor said she always had the idea in mind of stepping down in 2014, at the end of her second contract. “My contract is coming to an end, the decade is coming to an end,” she said. “I wanted to give the university plenty of time, but also energetically end with that sprint to the finish line.” A chancellor running a large institution always has challenges, she said. Though they often are not as public as the Fine allegations, she said they exist. For example, the University of Michigan faced issues with affirmative action lawsuits while Cantor was provost there. As of now, Cantor has no plans for after her departure from SU. Said Cantor: “I love this place and feel very energized by both what we’ve done and also what’s ahead.” @marwaeltagouri

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scholarship in the sciences, especially social sciences, is best served by attacking challenging, real-world problems,” Vanable said. Cantor’s work in social psychology helped fuel her more recent contributions in leadership roles, such as “championing” social justice issues and creating equality in higher education, he said. Before becoming chancellor at SU, Cantor served as the chair of the board of directors of the American Association for Higher Education and the chair of the board of the American Council on Education. She was also chancellor for the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, according to the website. In the higher education community, Cantor is known for her “extraordinary” leadership, said Molly Corbett Broad, president of the America Council on Education. Corbett Broad, an SU alumna, said Cantor has carried on and elevated the SU tradition of making higher education accessible to individuals, regardless of one’s financial situation. Cantor’s efforts to strengthen the university’s relationship with the city of Syracuse has impressed those in higher education, Corbett Broad said. “She is known nationally, and dare I say internationally, for the kind of leadership she has exhibited in both extending opportunities to students and building strong relationships with the support of the community,” she said. She is best known for her efforts to fight racial injustice and increase diversity in higher education, she said. Cantor supported the use of affirmative action in the admissions process at Michigan, an issue that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court. At Illinois, she attempted to ban the university’s mascot, Chief Illiniwek. The board did not support her decision, but the mascot was banned three years later, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Oct. 2, 2011. “Nancy is known around the country for the incredible leadership she has exhibited in diversifying Syracuse University,” Corbett Broad said. “It was for that accomplishment that she was recognized by ACE.” Corbett Broad said she hopes when Cantor steps down from her position as chancellor in June 2014, that she will take time to regroup her energy and then return to serving higher education. Said Corbett Broad of Cantor: “It’s an incredible leadership story.”

middle-class students. Cantor took a university that wasn’t nationally known and made it prominent as far out as California, where Phanstiel lives, he said. Among the chancellor’s successes are the Connective Corridor, a project that encourages student engagement in the city; the Campaign for Syracuse University, a fiveyear fundraising effort that will go toward scholarships and establishing a study abroad program in New York City; and the university’s green initiative, he said. Phanstiel said he is confident that the university won’t depart from Cantor’s vision in the coming years. Cantor’s work has received “broad support” among the Board of Trustees, he said. “I think her legacy will remain with us for a long time,” Phanstiel said. “I don’t envision any major change in direction or priority for the university.” Richard Thompson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, declined to go into detail on the search for Cantor’s successor, but described her work as “amazing.” Thompson said the chancellor’s vision of Scholarship in Action and expanding the university into the Syracuse community through projects such as the Connective Corridor helped “pull the university into the 21st century.” The university’s international presence has also grown under Cantor, he said. “That’s all about Scholarship in Action that’s connecting the university to the community, to the country and to the world,” Thompson said. “That’s a very visionary approach that doesn’t come by every day.” For a successor to be in place for the chancellor’s departure in June 2014, the search for a successor will need to begin relatively soon, said Bruce Carter, chair of USen’s agenda committee. Before news of the chancellor’s decision to leave broke Friday, the agenda committee was beginning to plan for the chancellor’s next five-year review. The review is now no longer necessary and the committee will likely begin to work toward establishing a search committee within the next month, Carter said. “The real question in the long run is: ‘Who will the next chancellor be and what will their view and vision of the university be?’” he said. Carter said it is not uncommon for universities to appoint chancellors from inside dean or vice chancellor positions, although he said he has received no indication of who will serve


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as the next SU chancellor. Chancellor Melvin Eggers, who served as chancellor from 1971 to 1991, was the last chancellor to be pulled from within the university, having served as an associate professor of economics, chairman of the economics department and then vice chancellor of academic affairs and provost. Cantor announced her decision to leave in June 2014 during a phone meeting with the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday morning, the first meeting for newly appointed trustee Larry Kramer. Kramer, president and publisher of USA Today, said he’s impressed by Cantor’s ability to lead a university in a time when innovation is needed for institutions to thrive. “I think she embodied that spirit in her time here, and just as critically led an incredibly ambitious fund raising effort that puts the school in an excellent place after she goes,” he said in an email, referring to the billion-dollar campaign. Among Cantor’s most prominent initiatives involves encouraging students to interact in the city of Syracuse. Don Mitchell, a Board of Trustees representative and a distinguished professor of geography, said tying SU to the city through community engagement is crucial. “I think she was an incredibly good chancellor for the university. I didn’t always agree with her,” he said. “The reorientation of making it an urban campus, and part of the city, as incomplete and uneven and imperfect as all of that is, is really important.”  @daramcbride  @debbietruong —Editor in Chief Mark Cooper and News Editor Marwa Eltagouri contributed reporting to this article.



discussion with Townsend, titled “Three Weeks Out: Competing Visions for America,” earlier in the day at 2 p.m. in 220 Eggers Hall, according to the release. Currently, Townsend is a director at the Rock Creek Group, which provides investment and advising services to major investors, according to the release. She is also on the University of Maryland Institute of Human Virology’s board of advisers and a board member of The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, expressed his excitement for the event in the release. “It’s a thrill for us at Campbell to be hosting a leading political figure from a family that has helped to shape American politics,” he said. “I’m looking forward, in particular, to hear her consideration of politics and religion, a complicated blend which seems to figure increasingly in our public discourse.”

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ast Wednesday, Matt Regan had some extra help with his fieldwork on the St. Lawrence River. Regan, a master’s student studying ecology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, worked with 45 seventh-grade students from a high school near the St. Lawrence River on a field study of wetlands. This experience was part of the In the Schools program, which is run by Save The River, a nonprofit organization that works to protect the ecosystem of the upper St. Lawrence River, according to its website. Regan is studying wetland restoration and invasive species, so he said he saw participating in Save The River’s In the Schools program as a valuable opportunity to enhance his studies. The seventh-graders were given spades and shovels before going out into the marshes with Regan and other ESF graduate researchers. The students spent the afternoon helping the researchers digging up invasive cattail, Regan said.

“It’s definitely great to have help out in the field,” Regan said. The students weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, Regan said. He added they had a lot of energy and seemed very interested in learning about the marshes. One of the students in the group even told Regan that he wanted to pursue a career in life sciences and forestry. “It was really cool to talk to them and hear their ideas and how excited they are about this stuff,” Regan said. John Farrell, director of the Thousand Islands Biological Station and associate professor at ESF, said the college has assisted with Save The River’s In the Schools program for many years. But this is the first time that students from schools near the St. Lawrence River have actually worked with ESF researchers in the field, Farrell said. “We’ve partnered with them to use our research programs as a source of information for the teachers,” he said. These research programs are also providing a source of interactive learning for students

ESF, 7th-graders work to eliminate invasive cattails in St. Lawrence River

from the St. Lawrence River area, Farrell added. By digging up the invasive cattail species, Farrell said the seventh-graders and ESF researchers helped give the natural cattail a chance to regrow by uncovering the dormant natural cattail seeds. “We are working to enhance wetlands through bringing back native plants,” Farrell said. Farrell also said he intends to revisit the sites where the invasive cattail was dug up to see if the indigenous plants and animals are making comebacks. Lee Willbanks, executive director and upper St. Lawrence riverkeeper for Save The River, said the domination of cattail and decrease in wetland water levels are two environmental problems the program is currently focused on. “We are very concerned with the invasive species that have come in on ocean-going ships and wreaked havoc on natural wetland ecosystems,” Willbanks said. The students who participated in the field study got to see the spread of the invasive cattail. This experience was a hands-on part of their science class curriculums, Willbanks said.

The In the Schools portion of the Save The River program doesn’t only engage students in seventh grade, Willbanks said, but everyone from kindergarteners to high school seniors can also work in the field with researchers from the Save The River program and ESF. “We’ve worked very hard to make sure the curriculum is age appropriate,” Willbanks said, “But it’s always impressive how they reach a little beyond where you think they are going to be.” The students brought back some of the soil from their trip so they could continue studying the marsh ecology in the classroom, Willbanks said. ESF is the only college that Save The River currently partners with, Willbanks said. But he also said he is hoping to get other colleges involved that work on environmental issues on the St. Lawrence River. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with other institutions along the river,” Willbanks said, “But ESF has such a good grounding in the biology of plants and wildlife; it’s just a natural fit.”

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courtesy of michael davis KURT EHRMANN, portraying infamous literary character Captain Ahab, orders his crew around on stage. Syracuse Stage’s adaptation of “Moby Dick” had a very capable cast.

Smooth sailing By Noah Silverstein



he Captain’s gaze is locked. The only thing standing between him and his target is the roaring sea. “Oh, Captain, my Captain,” cries Ishmael as Ahab cast his vengeful harpoon into the sea. In this moment, it’s hard to distin-

guish where the power lies: in Captain Ahab’s merciless quest for redemption or in the great white whale that handicapped him in a past voyage. Ishmael’s final narration reveals to the audience that the rules of the sea are unique. But the ending we want isn’t necessarily the one we get. Syracuse Stage is kicking off its 40th-anniversary season with a

production of “Moby Dick,” now playing through Nov. 4. With a supremely skilled cast of professionals who weave Herman Melville’s famous narrative into a dramatic format, this 161-year-old story is given new life and a fresh perspective. “Moby Dick” tells the story of a young sailor, Ishmael, the narrator who joins the ranks of the Pequod

Minimal set design, dynamic performances bring historical novel to life whaling ship in search of a new experience after having been a merchant marine. Once aboard, he meets a colorful crew of distinct personalities. Gossip begins to spread about the ship’s captain, Ahab, who seems to be missing from action. After finally emerging, the crew learns about the real objective for this voyage: to take down the sperm

whale that took Ahab’s leg. The ship’s first mate, Starbuck, tries to bring Ahab to his senses and call off his pursuit for revenge. He argues that there is no benefit to seeking out a creature with such strength, but Ahab has a score to settle. When he comes face to face with the colossal whale, a fierce battle for glory erupts


Sassy blogging couple provides inspiration for budding fashion writers


he graphic header of their website says it all: “Tom and Lorenzo: Fabulous and Opinionated.” Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez are the Philadelphia-based couple behind They began sharing their opinionated fabulousness in 2006 with Project RunGay, a blog where they recapped episodes of Bravo’s “Project Runway.” “The whole concept of recapping shows was new, and I thought that

nobody had a gay, funny, witty take at the time,” Marquez said. The blog started as a creative side project, but soon the two found themselves dedicating more time to it than to their real jobs. In a risky and inspiring move, Fitzgerald and Marquez ultimately quit their day jobs and expanded into a full website covering celebrity style, reality television, fashion shows and collections, award shows and more. Reading one of Fitzgerald and


don’t trust the trends Marquez’s posts feels like you are gossiping over drinks with them. In posts about successful celebrity outfits, they often dole out congratu-

latory “snaps” or exclamations of “WERQ!” A whole category of posts on the site is entitled “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress,” and the couple employs the term “ladypants” when women sport trousers on the red carpet. They frequently call their readers “kittens” and “darlings.” The couple does more than stay home with laptops, though. Fitzgerald and Marquez sat in the front row at many of New York Fashion Week’s biggest shows in September.

In addition, they will be appearing in the Oct. 29 season finale of Sundance Channel’s “All On The Line With Joe Zee.” Along with Zee, fashion director of Elle magazine, Fitzgerald and Marquez will give Nicole Richie advice on taking her fashion career to the next level. What I love about Fitzgerald and Marquez is their attitude, which sets them apart from the blogging masses. From the very beginning, the


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and the fate of the entire crew is compromised. Julian Rad, the producer, adapts the staged version of this historical novel wonderfully. A challenge that he undoubtedly faced was turning one of the most recognizable, closely read and descriptively written works into a drama that flows and has well-defined emotional dynamics. Any struggles in this regard do not show. The heart of Melville’s original work shines in the cast’s camaraderie, Ahab’s prophetic soliloquies and the noble turmoil faced on the ship’s deck. A surprise addition to the masterpiece is the charming sea chanteys sung by the crew, including “A Pirate’s Life for Me.” The tune serves as clever transitions between scenes on the minimalist set and keeps up the audience’s attention during action that would otherwise drag. In a notable chantey, the crew passes around a pitcher of sailor’s alcohol in spirited fellowship after Ahab introduces his master plans for taking down Moby Dick. Though it transitions into a banal scene of exploration, the chantey holds the audience on the edge of its seats to see what happens next. Director Peter Amster’s vision for “Moby Dick” is simple on its exterior, but intricate when explored subjectively. The staging of this play doesn’t exceed complication beyond fighting scenes between crew members. When


couple knew that giving the site personality was important.

unpacked, the direction is indicative of how life aboard the Pequod isn’t convoluted. Life at sea is more elementary in terms of personal dynamic. Ahab wishes to seek out and kill Moby Dick, Starbuck tries to show reason and Ahab detests Starbuck’s attempts. The performances in “Moby Dick,” as equally deserving of praise as Amster, illuminate the deck of the Pequod, even in the darkest and stormiest of scenes. The men aboard act as a unit when need be and shine in the spotlight. When all the elements align, the saltiness of the air is palpable. Kurt Ehrmann’s Captain Ahab sticks out more than the rest. Having to play the historically significant and revered figure in American literature with an arm sling, caused by an unrelated injury, Ehrmann triumphs despite his handicaps. To say he overcomes a grand obstacle would be to undermine his performance; one cannot tell he was injured after his first appearance. Instead, his seemingly natural command of the stage takes precedence, a metaphorical muscle he is able to flex in Ahab’s long-winded yet powerful speeches to the crew. The height of Ehrmann’s dramatic run comes in his climactic declaration to Moby Dick as he readies his harpoon to finish the job. His maniacal expressions and poignant cries solidify his mastery over his craft. Almost matching Ehrmann’s expertise is Erik Hellman’s turn as Ishmael. As the story’s narrator, Hellman effectively speaks with the

naivete typical of a lesser-experienced young man, but with the gusto of a shipmate who has matched eyes with the great white whale. David Studwell’s Starbuck also inches to the front of the pack, embodying the frustration of a second-in-command. The struggles seen in the relationship between Starbuck and Ahab, most evident in a tense scene concerning the ship’s purpose, convey deep personal history. History makes its mark with the help of visionary direction and impeccably able stars. The play’s sails are up for a successful journey.

“This is the number one rule of being a successful blogger: You have to establish a distinct voice,” Fitzgerald said. As wonderful as their unique voice is, Fitzgerald and Marquez acknowledge that part of their success is due to good timing. Project

RunGay was created when Project Runway reached the height of its popularity, giving them an audience right away. “Our numbers were in the thousands within a week or two of launching the blog. That’s crazy,” Fitzgerald explained. The couple also entered the world of blogging and social media just as it began to expand and become increasingly influential in the fashion industry. When Fitzgerald and Marquez launched their full site and abandoned their old Blogspot URL in February 2011, important editors, publicists and PR people in the fashion industry came out of the woodwork and began to acknowledge them. They also gained recognition and made connections through Twitter. In my view, Fitzgerald and Marquez’s successful transition from amateur blogging to full online publishing sets an inspiring and relevant example. I’m sure many a budding college writer wishes for a similar transition. Fitzgerald and Marquez have been together for 16 years, and their relationship influences their work greatly. When Marquez first suggested creating a blog, Fitzgerald was apprehensive, wondering if they had enough time to devote to it. Disagreements like that continue to shape the content of the site. “We bicker constantly, but obviously it works. I kind of think that push and pull we have with each other benefits the site everyday,” Fitzgerald said. In six years, the couple has transformed its side-project blog into a successful site with approximately 350,000 daily hits. They also have a book due out in February 2014 entitled “Everybody Wants to Be Me or Do Me.” The book will satirically examine celebrity egomania and advise readers to boost their confidence by borrowing a bit of that same selfinvolvement. But while I eagerly await the book, I’ll continue to satiate my need for sassy fashion commentary with Fitzgerald and Marquez’s unique blogging voice, and I recommend you do the same.

Syracuse Stage opened its 40th anniver-

sary season with a spin on Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” but there’s more in store for the theater. Here’s a look at some of the

plays to look forward to as the season goes on.

“White Christmas” Nov. 23–Dec. 30

Based on the movie and music of Irving Berlin, Syracuse Stage is bringing this Christmas classic to the stage. With plenty of favorites and tap-dancing choreography, this show will kick off the holiday season in style.

“Two Trains Running” Jan. 30–Feb. 17

The story of an ex-con in 1969 Memphis, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Bond, is equally humorous and politically minded.

Ian Simon-Curry is a junior public relations major. His column appears every other Monday. Follow him on Twitter at @incrediblyian. He can be reached at

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Unsung hero Superhero makes transition from comic books to prime-time TV


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V has never been particularly kind to the superhero genre, but it has been kinder in the modern age. Compare Batman now to Batman then. In the 1960s, Adam West played Batman as pure camp. A farce. A joke. The public has since demanded more thoughtful fare, the likes of “The Dark Knight,” with a more gravelly voiced Batman who is very serious about serious issues. I have been desperately looking for a superhero show to come back into my life. “Heroes” was my program of choice for a while, until some bad writing caused me — along with everyone else — to stop watching back in 2010. But I still wanted people with superpowers. I became desperate. I watched four episodes of “The Cape.” The premiere of “No Ordinary Family.” Things were bad: No one could produce a superhero show right, and they were all getting canceled. So I’m happy to say “Arrow” looks like it’ll work out. To an extent, “Arrow” is fitting of the Christopher Nolan blueprint, but not on a scale that’s too ambitious. Hollywood has TV beat when it comes to budget and effects: It’s somewhat wince-worthy to look at the CW’s version of computer-generated imagery. The water scenes in particular are clumsy, as the use of green screen is apparent. Considering the technological ability to render entirely new planets exists, it’s embarrassing to see some under-thought ocean waves. But the audience is not here entirely for explosions. There is some plot to talk about. The hero, the Green Arrow, was originally billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who experienced a harrowing first-world problem in the form of a terrible yachting accident. It left his father dead and stranded Queen on an island for five years. There, he had to develop awesome martial arts and archery skills to survive. He returns more ready than ever to avenge his father’s death. It’s well-worn territory, but man is it fun to watch. The action sequences have a great rhythm to them that is exciting to see on a new show. The opening in particular, where Queen rushes across the island to light a signal flare, is filmed well and edited quickly to give a sense of urgency and excitement. But “Arrow” has also introduced a string of family drama that could carry over from week to week. And it is tough to see how all of it will be

crammed in. The show barely gets through with the origin story in time for the Green Arrow to take on his first social enemy, a real estate mogul. It certainly says something of our times, when the executors of the mortgage crisis are falling under the crosshairs of masked vigilantes. “Arrow,” however, does not fully turn over to its comic-book roots. No, that show would be too nerdy for the CW. Instead, it opts to attract those teenage viewers with a lot of Green Arrow abs. They’re never enough to distract from the story, but it’s a notable addition that the young network definitely asked for. Still, TV is the perfect medium for the superhero because of how closely related it is to the comic format. Each episode brings in a new and interesting threat, but they also build the world, history and mythology surrounding the hero. The audience gets to know them over the course of many installments, whereas the movie only gives the audience a chance to see one. Just look at the success of “The Avengers.” Serialized storytelling is meant for superheroes. And after a solid premier of 4 million viewers — unheard of numbers for the CW network — it’s going to be on for at least a season or two. At the very least, there’s a weekly villain and some fun action to look forward to. But if that’s not enough, just look at those abs. You’re welcome, America.


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Orange defense shuts down RU’s Jamison in losing effort By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Jawan Jamison wore the target. On a Rutgers offense that’s been uninspiring this season, the Scarlet Knights running back has the ability to singlehandedly tilt the game in his team’s favor. Against Syracuse, he was mostly a nonfactor, as he could only muster 64 yards. The Orange’s defense did almost everything it needed to do, but it did not matter. Despite giving the offense more than enough chances, members of the unit took on a team-first attitude. They maintained they were not frustrated that that their efforts were mostly negated by Syracuse’s costly turnovers. In a game where SU’s defense was not flawless, but stout nonetheless, the Orange (2-4, 1-1 Big East) never took advantage and handed the No. 19 Scarlet Knights (6-0, 2-0) a 23-15 win at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday. “Whatever the team needed, that’s what we’re going to do,” linebacker Siriki Diabate said. “If the team needs us to be out there the whole game, we’re going to be out there the whole game. We’ve got to make a stop. We’ve got to find a way to win.” Syracuse’s defense was on the field about four minutes longer than Rutgers’. It seemed much longer. Though the unit made mistakes, its performance should have been enough for SU. Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova was held to 157 passing yards. Jamison, the Big East’s rushing leader at 112.5 yards per game, had run for at least 100 yards in each game this season, and seven of the last eight dating back to last year. But the Scarlet Knights finished with only 85 rushing yards on Saturday. Shut him down, and suddenly the door to a win opens wider. Or at least that was how it was supposed to be. On Rutgers’ first play of the game, quarterback Gary Nova handed off to Jamison. The running back rushed for no gain. The next play, Jamison earned two yards. He could not get anything going as the Syracuse defense executed its plan of attack. “That’s just who we are as a defense. We stop the run first and we earn the right to rush the passer,” defensive tackle Deon Goggins said. “That’s a goal of ours, stop the run, especially


David Stevens

Stevens finished with five catches for 60 yards, both career highs. He entered the game with just one catch on the season, serving as the backup tight end to Beckett Wales.


Ryan Nassib

Nassib threw two more interceptions, increasing his season total to eight. Both came in the fourth quarter, with the second killing SU’s chance at a comeback with less than three minutes remaining.

Ross Krautman

Krautman missed a 50-yard field goal and had another blocked in the loss. He is now 4-of-9 on the season.

these backs coming in, rushing for a hundred and something every game.” Even when it was not stopping Jamison, the defense repeatedly gave SU opportunities to score. With Rutgers leading 17-7 at the end of the third quarter, the Orange could still come back. A couple of well-played drives could have swung the momentum. SU’s defense forced a Scarlet Knights’ three-and-out as Rutgers back-up tailback Savon Huggins ran for a total of 2 yards during the series. Syracuse could start chipping away from the opening seconds of the final quarter thanks to a well-played series by its defense. Except Steve Rene, back to take the punt, dropped the ball. RU recovered, and the Orange defense was right back out on the field. “I thought our defense did a very nice job during the game,” head coach Doug Marrone said. “The whole course of the game, despite being put in some very difficult situations.” Syracuse forced Rutgers into a situation it hasn’t dealt with this season. An offense that’s already lackluster lost its brightest hope each time Jamison was stuffed for a short gain. In the Scarlet Knights’ previous two Big East games, against South Florida and Connecticut, he ran for 151 and 110 yards, respectively. On Saturday, Jamison’s unspectacular numbers blended into the stat sheet. RU had to abandon its running game and resort to the air. Wide receiver Brandon Coleman finished with 104 yards, but one of his six catches was for 43 yards. Goggins said he was surprised Rutgers started passing so much so early. He only expected that if Syracuse was winning, he said. Goggins said to compensate for SU’s offensive mistakes, the defense needs to force more turnovers. Still, Goggins and his unit should not have needed anything extra on Saturday. They found an answer few other teams have in taking Jamison out of the game. But it was not enough. “It was a good thing on the stat sheet,” Goggins said. “But it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t come together as a team and win.” @chris_iseman

THEY SAID IT “I’m not going to lie and tell you that I’m going to get in my car and forget about it. It hurts. It hurts. It hurts a lot.”


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BIG NUMBER The number of turnovers Syracuse committed in its 23-15 loss on Saturday. Rutgers scored nine of its second-half points off Orange turnovers.

nate shron | staff photographer JAWAN JAMISON is dragged down by SU linebacker Siriki Diabate. The Syracuse defense stifled Jamison, the conference’s leading rusher, holding him to just 64 yards.

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Former stars challenge SU players in annual scrimmage By Kevin Prise STAFF WRITER

Saturday’s scrimmage between the current Syracuse lacrosse team and alumni didn’t count for anything from an official, competitive standpoint. That didn’t keep the teams from doing whatever it took to try to win. “You go to SyraSYRACUSE 17 cuse because you don’t ALUMNI 12 want to lose,” said former SU midfielder Tim Harder, who played for the Orange from 2008-11. “It was competitive yesterday when we were playing golf against each other. When you get out here, we want to give them the best look that we possibly can.” Both sides took a feisty approach to the game, playing a fast pace throughout the game. The current Orange team used a mid-game stretch of domination to propel it to a 14-9 victory in the Orange Alumni Classic in the Carrier Dome. The teams played a fifth quarter, which brought the total score to 17-12. With the alumni leading 2-1 early in the second quarter, the current Orange began the push that led to the final outcome. Junior attack Derek Maltz was largely responsible for the surge. Maltz scored four goals during an 8-0 SU run that broke the game open. Maltz and his teammates took advantage of their current training regimen during the second-quarter breakout. Having just wrapped up fall ball, the Orange has been simulating in-season conditioning demands


were such important parts of what we did,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “And if we had a team that lost even close to what this team did, we certainly weren’t picked in the top 20 the next year so it’s really a credit to the returning players.” Fair, Brandon Triche, James Southerland, Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams are the talented returning players who will be tasked with the challenge of filling the voids left by the departures. They all had their moments last season, but it remains to be seen if they can handle the burden of larger roles this year. Boeheim said he expects Triche, a three-year starter, to make the leap from “very good” to “great” in his senior season. Carter-Williams

for the last few weeks. That benefitted the team since the alumni weren’t as conditioned. “These guys, it’s tough for them to come out here and play one game without any practices,” senior midfielder JoJo Marasco said. “We’ve been going for three or four weeks now, putting in game plans, putting in offenses. They’ve just got to come out here and play.” The first quarter demonstrated the natural skill that the alumni still posses, though. Less than a minute into the game, Syracuse senior midfielder Steve Ianzito was checked hard by an alumnus, jolting the ball free and giving possession to the alumni team. The hard-hitting trend lasted for most of the first quarter, with the alumni using a swarming defense and aggressive pressure to force the current Orange offense to the perimeter. The first quarter ended at 1-1, with the alumni team holding its own in time of possession and quality scoring chances. “There’s some friendly chirping going on back and forth,” Harder said. “The pace of it, up and down, we saw some bodies getting knocked all over the place. It definitely gets intense.” The offensive stalemate continued into the second quarter, when things opened up and the current Orange offense began to click. Aside from the game itself, the event served as a chance for current and former players to come together as a unit. The festivities kicked off on Friday, when players got together for a

golf outing at Drumlins Country Club, despite the cool weather and damp conditions. The teams met for a brunch before the game and planned to “break some bread” afterward, head coach John Desko said. For current and former players alike, the connection of the past and present players is something that sets the SU program apart from others. With many alumni team members having graduated within the last few years, Saturday’s contest was a chance for players to square

off against their former teammates. Current and former players mingled on the Carrier Dome turf before and after the game, and the relationships hold strong throughout the year, Marasco said. “They have been so good to me,” Marasco said. “All these guys have kind of been my mentors and stepped up big, going out of their way to just speak to me after each year, and during the year, just to be there for me.”

showed flashes of his potential and performed well in big games a year ago, and the head coach thinks that experience and the ones he had going against Waiters and Jardine in practice will pay off and allow him to hit the ground running in the backcourt. Fair started nine games and averaged more than 26 minutes per game. Southerland was an effective option off the bench, shining during the NCAA Tournament. And Christmas gained invaluable experience in place of the suspended Melo during that postseason run. Boeheim said this team is as advanced as any he’s ever had at this stage of the season. “I think these guys have worked as hard as they can and are as ready individually as they can be,” Boeheim said. “As far as what kind of team they can be, there’s no way of knowing that at this stage.” Triche said the team is better prepared than it has

been his previous three years. Carter-Williams said preseason workouts were more intense and included more running. As a result of the workouts, Triche said he and his teammates are in better shape going into the 2012-13 season. And though the Orange is still nearly a month away from its season opener against San Diego State, the senior guard’s mind is already on the postseason. After coming up short in the Elite Eight after a 34-win campaign in 2011-12, Triche and this year’s group is aiming higher. “Our expectation is to win the national championship,” Triche said. And though losing three starters and an explosive scorer off the bench hurts, Fair is convinced SU has the talent to continue the program’s run of success. “A lot of people sleep on this year, but that’s something we use in our favor because I’m very

confident in this team,” Fair said. “I think we can go deep in the tournament with this team and maybe even take it all the way, so I’m very excited for the season to start.”

spencer bodian | contributing photographer The Syracuse lacrosse team beat the alumni 17-12 in the annual Orange Alumni Classic.

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Louis Clark led Syracuse with six goals one year ago, but he was still looking for his first goal of the 2012 season heading into Saturday night’s showdown against South Florida. That changed in the 16th minute of the SYRACUSE 1 Big East matchup when took a pass from USF 0 Clark Stefanos Stamoulacatos and beat Bulls goalkeeper Dallas Jaye. The strike proved to be the difference in Syracuse’s (10-4, 3-2 Big East) 1-0 victory over USF (7-3-4, 1-1-3) at Corbett Soccer Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Syracuse picked up its first Big East road win since 2009 and inched one step closer toward a birth in the conference tournament. “It was a relief for him to get that goal and the guys were delighted,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said in a phone interview. “They don’t get much bigger than the one tonight.” Clark’s goal gave SU some separation, and the Orange defense preserved the shutout. McIntyre said Chris Makowski and the entire defensive unit stepped up in front of goalkeeper Alex Bono. The group held USF to four shots on goal and responded to a late surge by the Bulls. “To get a shutout in the Big East is tremendous,” McIntyre said. “I thought the team defended individually and collectively.” McIntyre called the win one of the Orange’s biggest on the season thus far, and he said the result gives his team confidence and motivation going forward. USF has been a perennial powerhouse in the conference and made the elite eight in the NCAA tournament last year. The Orange hadn’t knocked off a South Florida squad since 2007, as past teams struggled to match the Bulls’ quick pace. This year’s team made sure the result was different. “It was a really big night for our team and for our program,” McIntyre said. “USF’s been one of the dominant teams in the Big East the last couple of years. To defeat them down here was a terrific performance from our guys.” The win wouldn’t have been possible without Clark, who emerged at a critical juncture to clinch the SU win. Clark was aggressive throughout the game, attempting three shots on goal. Though he hadn’t scored, Clark had been a key part of Syracuse’s turnaround this year. He has attempted 26 shots on the year, including 14 on goal. Despite the scoring drought in the first 13 games, Clark remained positive and focused. His effort was finally rewarded against USF. “It’s great for him and his confidence, and hopefully there’s a couple more in there for the remainder of the year,” McIntyre said. “It was a very important goal from an important player for us.” Clark and the Orange will head to Villanova to face the Wildcats on Wednesday afternoon. McIntyre said his team will build off this win as it continues to make its postseason push. “We set the bar really high,” McIntyre said. “Now the guys are hungry for more. We’re trying to secure enough points to make the playoffs and move forward.”

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Krautman’s woes continue; Thomas returns after big hit By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — He was once a freshman All-American. Now he is a liability. Ross Krautman, Syracuse’s junior kicker, missed two more field goals on Saturday in a 23-15 loss to Rutgers that dropped his season percentage to below 50 percent. He is tied for 89th in the country in field goals per game, tied for 93rd in total field goals made and ranks 131st in field goal percentage. He has connected on only four of nine kicks this season, after going 18 for 19 and 15 for 19 in his freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively. On Saturday, Krautman attempted a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter, which would have improved on his career long by two yards. But his kick was low, left and never had a chance. He then saw his 32-yard kick on SU’s first possession of the second half blocked and returned for 75 yards for a touchdown that changed the entire complexion of the game. Justin Pugh, an offensive tackle and arguably Syracuse’s best player, was flattened on the right side of the line by Rutgers linebacker Jamal Merrell, who extended his right hand to block the kick. “That was definitely one of the biggest plays of the game,” Pugh said. “He came in on my side, so that’s my fault. I just have to play better.” Head coach Doug Marrone said his team made changes to its field goal protection unit during the week to key in on Rutgers defensive back Ryan Logan, who is crucial to Rutgers’ kick blocking formation. As a result, Marrone said he didn’t get a good assessment on the height of Krautman’s kick, but it appeared to come out low on the replays. With Saturday’s misses, Krautman has made just one of his last five attempts this season. His longest make of 2012 is a mere 37 yards, meaning the Orange offense carries an extra burden due to his inability to connect from long range.

Stevens posts career game

Ryan Nassib threw two interceptions and lost a fumble, was backup tight end David Stevens. Stevens, who entered the game against Rutgers with 5 receiving yards on the season, caught five passes for 60 yards and gave Nassib a reliable target. He set career highs in both yards and receptions. “He just did a good job of getting open inside, and he caught some big balls over the middle and took some shots,” Nassib said. In the second quarter, Stevens came open across the middle and Nassib found him for a 21-yard reception that was the offense’s best play of the game to that point. And in the third quarter, Stevens caught a pass along the right sideline and barreled forward for a first down and a gain of 17 yards. He finished second on the team in receiving yards on Saturday behind Marcus Sales’ 100. “He’s a tough kid and a sure-handed player,” Nassib said. “I’m glad to see him doing well.”

Thomas plays 1 week after brutal hit One week after a vicious collision with a Pittsburgh tight end, Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas returned to the field and showed no signs of an injury. Thomas was one of four SU captains on Saturday, and he finished the game with six tackles. It’s clear that Thomas is the leader of the secondary and arguably the heart and soul of the defense. His tremendous grit and toughness rub off on his teammates, and SU struggles to make up for his absence as it did a season ago when he missed time due to a partially torn hamstring. There were several times on Saturday when Thomas’ ability to come up out of the secondary and make a play saved the SU defense. He cut down Rutgers tailback Jawan Jamison on a third-and-11 screen play that was set up nicely, and later he stuck Jamison on a running play after he had advanced to the second level. After the game, Thomas said he felt fine even though he missed a series in the fourth quarter. “I feel good, man,” Thomas said. “I feel healthy. Just ready to win.”

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for the extra point, and Marrone stared longingly in his direction. It was an appeal of sorts to someone — anyone — for a remedy on a day his team’s performance yielded an abundance of frustration. Marrone berated his offensive line once it returned to the sideline, furious with the poor field-goal protection after it had been a focus of the team’s practice during the week. His headset was hurled to the ground. Then his visor. Then the clip-on headset control he ripped from his waistline to ensure he had nothing left to throw. “It’s a tremendous momentum swing in the


and a helmet, and lines up at the line of scrimmage himself, there’s not much else he can do. Now the players have to take responsibility. This is on them. Almost every mistake is avoidable. A win on Saturday against No. 19 Rutgers could’ve been a positive step for the program. The game was never out of reach, but once again, Syracuse shot itself in the foot too many times in a 23-15 loss. SU is tied for last in the Big East in turnover margin at minus-10, and it showed why in a forgettable game at High Point Solutions Stadium. It isn’t hard to figure out how the Orange wound up in this position. The fumbles. The dropped passes. The interceptions. The penalties. Each one a sign that this team doesn’t seem ready to take a step forward. Turnovers are a part of football. They hap-

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game where they have a very positive drive coming out in the second half,” Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood said. “But it really goes from being a positive momentum swing in their favor to being a tremendous positive momentum swing in our favor.” From there, a game that seemed more than winnable at halftime disintegrated into an onslaught of turnovers that Marrone called “the problem since I’ve been here.” Syracuse’s next possession again showed promise, as quarterback Ryan Nassib moved the team across midfield with three consecutive completions to three different receivers. But on a third-and-5 play out of the shotgun, Nassib stepped up in the pocket where the Rutgers defense converged and forced the ball loose. A back-breaking, 11-play drive followed that saw the Scarlet Knights tack on three more points to

extend the lead to 17-7 late in the third quarter. “Just one of those plays (Nassib) got f***ing double-teamed by two guys and it popped out,” SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. Remarkably, though, Syracuse was given chance after chance for redemption due to a valiant performance by its defense. The Scarlet Knights managed just 242 yards of total offense and put together only one drive in excess of 45 yards in the entire game. But special teams doomed the Orange again at the start of the fourth quarter, this time on a fumble by punt returner Steve Rene. He fielded the punt near the right sideline before attempting to reverse his field to the left. Rene then cut up field where he was swarmed and promptly fumbled. The miscue handed Rutgers the ball on the Syracuse 14 yard line, and quarterback Gary

Nova needed just three plays to find the end zone on a 12-yard pass to Tyler Kroft over the middle. “We have to stop turning the ball over,” Marrone said, pausing between each of the last four words for emphasis. “It’s very, very simple.” Only on this day it wasn’t. Twice more the Orange squandered possessions in the fourth quarter on interceptions by Nassib, as Hackett was forced to “put the run on the backseat” and call more shots downfield due to the deficit. It added up to a death by self-inflicted wounds, and Marrone acknowledged how painful those can be. “I’m not going to lie and tell you that I’m going to get in my car and forget about it,” Marrone said. “It hurts. It hurts. It hurts a lot.”

pen and it’s understandable. “Are you going to have some drops? Sometimes you will, depending on coverage and the guy hitting you,” Marrone said. “Are you going to have some fumbles? I’d like to say yes, on a good hit, I can understand that.” Why Syracuse makes so many unprovoked turnovers isn’t as easy to understand. The Orange committed four turnovers on Saturday. Four inexcusable, drive-killing turnovers. The team isn’t where it needs to be or should be. And it will not move in the opposite direction — the winning direction — until the turnovers stop. Marrone knows it and acknowledged as much on Saturday in his postgame press conference, with the frustration clearly high and the disappointment even higher. “But laying the ball on the ground and throwing the ball where we were throwing it at times,” Marrone said, “it’s just very, very difficult to overcome at this point in time where we are as program.”

Despite some early head-scratching mistakes, including a 10-yard holding penalty on SU’s first drive that took the team from the Rutgers 25 to the 35, which was followed by a sack of quarterback Ryan Nassib for a loss of 11, Syracuse was still in the game. At the start of the third quarter, the score was tied at 7. The Orange marched down the field and got to the Rutgers 15 — after a false start penalty turned a second-and-7 into a second-and-12 — and though the team failed to get into the end zone, it was at least in field-goal range. But a blown assignment up front let RU’s Jamal Merrell block the kick. Duron Harmon recovered the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown for Rutgers. Still, the Orange was down by a mere touchdown on its next drive. Somehow, Syracuse blew another chance. Just after moving into RU territory, Nassib was sacked and then coughed up the ball. The Scarlet Knights recovered. Nassib would go on

to throw two interceptions in the fourth quarter. By that time, the game was out of reach with the score at 23-7 in Rutgers’ favor and Syracuse posing no imminent threat at making a comeback. Possible heroics were nonexistent. Sloppiness and futility prevailed. “It’s really frustrating,” Nassib said. “I mean, you work so hard and then go out there and hurt ourselves. It’s just frustrating.” Both of Nassib’s interceptions landed directly into the hands of Rutgers defenders. Four of Syracuse’s nine second-half drives ended with a turnover. Turning the team around starts with them. They need to do a better job. “Coaches can say all they want about it’s their fault and all that,” strong safety Shamarko Thomas said. “But it’s we on the field, we need to hold each other accountable.” @Michael_Cohen13

Chris Iseman is an assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at cjiseman@ or on Twitter @chris_iseman.

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SELF-DESTRUCTION Turnovers riddle SU’s frustrating loss on road to Scarlet Knights By Michael Cohen



ISCATAWAY, N.J. — The same end of the field that made Ross Krautman a hero, that sent a positive shockwave through a despondent fan base, that allowed a boy from the Bronx to achieve his fairytale, suddenly turned its back and shunned the program it uplifted two years earlier. The same kicker stared through the same uprights that he split in 2010 to make Syracuse bowl eligible, and this time his goal was to give an upsetminded Orange team a third-quarter lead over No. 19 Rutgers. But then disaster struck. A blocked kick. A 75-yard run back by Rutgers’ Duron Harmon. A special teams touchdown. A demoralizing 10-point swing that loosened the lug nuts on wheels that would eventually fall off. “We were shocked to see that happen,” said SU linebacker Siriki Diabate. What was a tie game at the half quickly spiraled out of control for Syracuse, as the blocked kick and four additional turnovers led to all 16 second-half points for Rutgers. The result was a 23-15 victory for the Scarlet Knights (6-0, 3-0 Big East) on a beautiful day in front of 48,011 inside High Point Solutions Stadium that left the Orange (2-4, 1-1 Big East) feeling as if it had beaten itself with poor execution on offense and special teams. Doug Marrone watched in befuddlement as Harmon raced down the sideline directly past the Syracuse head coach. A member of the chain gang jogged by seconds later, attempting to catch up with the play in time

nate shron | staff photographer BRANDON COLEMAN (15) breaks away from the Syracuse defense in Rutgers’ 23-15 win on Saturday. The Orange held the Scarlet Knights in check, but it still showed its tendency to give up the big play. Coleman hauled in six catches for 104 yards, picking up 43 yards on one catch.

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ISCATAWAY, N.J. — The reason is simple to understand. Syracuse has the look of a team heading in a downward spiral instead of one heading toward a bowl berth. At 2-4, there hasn’t been anything to show that will change. Not with turnovers and miscues piling up and the hopes of a once-promising team becoming bleaker. Doug Marrone has repeatedly taken the blame for his team’s disappointing



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Despite loss of key players, SU confident it can make tournament run By Ryne Gery SPORTS EDITOR

Syracuse lost four key players from a team that established itself as the class of the Big East and went to the Elite Eight in 2012. The group included three of its top four scorers, the confer-

ence’s defensive player of the year and veterans who had been a part of 91 wins in their final three seasons. Losing that distinguished group won’t be easy for SU, but forward C.J. Fair said he’s confident this year’s Orange can make another deep

NCAA tournament run. “You can say we reloaded from the players we did lose,” Fair said. “And the players we got now, I’m very confident in this team and every player on our team can really step up at any moment.” Fair is among five returning play-

ers who showed they could step up to help SU win games. That group will form the core of a new-look Orange team in 2012-13, one that saw Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph, Fab Melo and Dion Waiters all move on after the team’s loss to Ohio State in the Elite

Eight. It’s a group that expressed having high expectations at the team’s annual media day at the Carmelo K. Anthony Center on Friday. “We’ve never had a team that I can remember lose this many guys who


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