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two undergraduate students and one graduate student. Student Association and Graduate Student Association will be vetting students and sending their recommendations to the committee, Carter said. It may not be possible to have representation from every school on the committee, but Carter said it would aim to have a group with diverse backgrounds and many perspectives.

Syracuse University’s Office of Human Capital Development released a new set of policies on Wednesday regarding sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse. The policies were developed with the goal of creating comprehensive rules and directions for the campus community on proper conducts and how to report suspected misconduct. The omnibus Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault Prevention Policy is replacing the previous Sexual Harassment Prevention Procedures with the hopes of better handling conduct, procedure and reporting, according to a Nov. 7 SU News release. The Joint Working Group helped develop the new policies and the Statement of Principles, which recognizes SU community members as important factors in creating a safe environment and protecting those who might potentially be vulnerable, according to the Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Assault Prevention Policy. The goal of the Working Group is to analyze SU’s policies and the university’s responses to allegations of misconduct. The group consists of both Board of Trustee members and university administrators, such as Kal Alston, senior vice president for human capital development, and trustee Howard Phanstiel, who serves as the chairman. Discrimination, sexual harassment and consensual relationship are described and defined in terms of the university’s standards in the policy. The policy also summarizes the proper way to file complaints, conduct investigations and report to law enforcement agencies. Specifically, there are different procedures when filing complaints or investigations against students, faculty and staff. A complaint from a non-community



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Date set to form search committee for next chancellor By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER

Syracuse University officials hope to have the search committee to select the next chancellor in place by Jan. 1, 2013. Bruce Carter, chair of University Senate’s Agenda Committee, announced the projected timeline for the search committee during Wednesday’s USen meeting held at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The

committee will aim to have SU’s 12th chancellor in place within a year to a year and a half, Carter said. The Board of Trustees formally establishes the search committee, which according to university bylaws must have “appropriate representation to students, faculty, exempt staff and trustees,” after consulting with USen’s Agenda Committee on representation. Carter and Richard Thompson,

chairman of the Board of Trustees, began discussion of forming the search committee in October. Carter said he expects there will be about 20 people on the committee, with about an equal representation between the Board and faculty. A letter will be sent out in the near future to the faculty inquiring about nominations for the committee, Carter said. In the past, chancellor search committees have included


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Buerkle has yet to hand over seat By Jon Harris


Democrat Dan Maffei has declared victory in the 24th Congressional District race, although U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle has yet to concede. “I am honored that the people of Central New York have elected me to represent them in Congress,” Maffei said in a statement released early Wednesday afternoon. “We have won an important victory for Central New York’s middle class.” Maffei said in the statement that as a U.S. representative, he is looking forward to “working to fix our economy, create jobs, and rebuild our middle class.” But Buerkle, R-Onondaga Hill, released a statement just shy of 11 a.m. Wednesday that said she is still waiting for all of the votes to be tallied in the 24th Congressional District, even though The Associated Press called the race for Maffei before the clock hit midnight on Election Day. “In 2010, we were trailing on election night, only to see more votes come in and the outcome changed,” Buerkle said in the statement. “With so many ballots still to be recorded, it is important that we make sure there is an accurate counting of all votes. Our right to vote has been bought and paid for by the men and women of our armed services, and we owe it to all who have paid the ultimate price to count these ballots and allow the Democratic process to run its course.” As of 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, 99 percent — 637 out of 640 precincts reporting — of the vote had been counted. Buerkle had 44 percent of the vote while Maffei held 48


luke rafferty | design editor BRANDON ROE is co-owner of Beer Belly Deli, one of three new restuarants to open on Westcott Street. Developers, business owners and residents of the Westcott neighborhood hope the new eateries will spark more interest and a stronger sense of community in the area.

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evelopers, residents and business owners hope three additional Westcott Street restaurants will help revitalize a dreary corner of the popular stretch of businesses. The eateries, which are located in the north end of Westcott Street, feature elements that promote a stronger sense of community, including a shared courtyard, pedestrian-friendly walkway and environmentally

friendly elements, said Doug Roth, a project manager with University Hill Realty, the company that owns the properties and is helping construct and renovate the spaces. “It’s a community way of revitalizing an urban center,” he said.  Gastropub Beer Belly Deli opened on Oct. 31, and two additional restaurant openings are scheduled to follow. The deli will share the space previously occupied by Seven Rays bookstore with Asahi, a Japanese restaurant. A juice bar is also in the

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works on the second floor above Taste of India, though it is still in its beginning stages, Roth said. While the restaurants have separate owners, a few features unify the businesses. A T-shaped pedestrian walkway links the Taste of India parking lot, which is located behind Beer Belly Deli, to the main stretch of Westcott Street businesses. Electric car charging stations will also be available at three spaces in the parking lot shared by Beer Belly Deli, Asahi and Papa John’s Pizza.

As part of Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program, permeable pavers were recently installed in the parking lot and the back patio shared by Beer Belly Deli and Asahi. Water seeps through cracks, collects into a catch basin below the paver and absorbs rainwater back into the earth. The sustainable qualities introduced in the north end corner of the street will help enhance the Westcott Street experience, said Roth, the developer with University Hill


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Members voice concerns about faculty promotions, express confusion about protocol By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER

Six months after University Senate members first stated concern about administrators not following a procedural process regarding promotions, the roles of faculty versus administration are back in discussion. The senate held its November meeting at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium on Wednesday. Lasting more


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than an hour, the senate addressed a number of topics at the meeting, including the search for a new chancellor after Nancy Cantor’s decision to depart Syracuse University when her contract expires in 2014. The Committee on Appointments and Promotions introduced a motion about reaffirming senate and university principles concerning the handling of promotions cases.

The motion comes after the Board of Trustees stepped in to approve eight College of Law candidates for promotion during its May 12 meeting after the Committee on Appointments and Promotions declined to endorse the candidates. Faculty and USen members have said this was an affront to one of the few decision-making powers faculty hold. The committee declined to

endorse the candidates because the college changed its policies without going through the proper channels. The motion the committee presented stated that a school or college must follow the policies in the faculty manual to change its procedures for considering promotion cases. All school and college procedures must conform to those in the faculty manual, and


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University Union, Student Association host movie, time to meet with candidates As Student Association elections approach, Student Association and University Union invite you, the student body, to come and learn more about each of the candidates for president and comptroller. Join us before this weekend’s screenings of “The Campaign” to learn more about the candidates’ platforms and qualifications. Don’t miss the chance to ask the presidential candidates your questions on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:15 p.m. and the comptroller candidates on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse. Then stay to enjoy “The Campaign,” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, starting at 8 p.m. both nights. Voting is easy, and you can literally do it any-

where. All you need to do is log onto MySlice Nov. 12-15, and click the top link stating, “Vote Now!” In different academic buildings throughout campus there will be polling stations set up by the Student Association. These polling locations invite students to participate in the voting process while providing them information about each candidate. Hopefully you all voted in the presidential elections Tuesday — if so, just try voting for the SA elections! It’s even better the second time.

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Political discussions can lead to heated debates, stronger friendship for some voters This election season has motivated many people to engage in political discourse. I personally enjoy the spirited discussions that take place on our campus and on social media outlets. It gives me hope that our generation cares about the issues of today and how they affect our future. These discussions inevitably lead to heated debate and disagreement even among friends. These past few years have seen a rise in partisan politics and a lack of cooperation in Washington. Despite the gridlock and finger pointing that have defined these times, I believe politics does not have to be entirely divisive. Rather, it can unite us and allow us to find common ground. One of my best friends and I are known for arguing over politics. I am a staunch libertarian and he is a steadfast Democrat, so our conversations usually end with me calling him a bleedingheart liberal who thinks with his heart instead of his brain, and him calling me a cold and heartless worshipper of Ayn Rand’s objectivist individualism. Many of our friends see our conversations as useless exercises that serve only to foster negative opinions of each other. What many people fail to grasp is the mental sparring that takes place when we exchange ideas. Because both of us follow the


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issues closely, we always try to come up with new arguments to disprove the other’s theory. When he counters one of my ideas, I consider my position and work to find answers to his questions. If I cannot find a logical and rational answer, I re-evaluate my position. This give-and-take process helps to refine ideas, create the best possible arguments both sides have to offer and cut to the core of where our differences lie. During the past year, I became very close to and have met many individuals from the opposite side of the political spectrum. Though my political stance remains essentially unchanged and drastically opposite to theirs (at least on economic issues), I can firmly say I at least understand how they see things. This understanding is essential in leading to friendship and, potentially, compromise. I encourage all my fellow students to engage in political discussion, especially if their opinions differ. I believe this competition of thoughtful ideas is essential to a healthy democracy. Further, these discussions can foster strong relationships and close connections with people who hold opposing views.

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Local business owner: Curtis’ outreach to local community makes for good candidate On behalf of the Coker Corporation, I, Angelo Coker, and our president, Darian Coker, endorse Allie Curtis for Student Association president. The Coker Corporation is a construction firm established in 2008 right here in the city of Syracuse and is led by Darian Coker, a State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry alumnus. We believe there is definitely something to be said for candidates that have not only reached out to students, faculty and staff, but to the local Syracuse community as well, promoting scholarship, service and a sense of community. Curtis, during her time as vice president of the Student Association, has shown she is a true advocate of the student body and the Syracuse community as a whole. She has assisted the various committees that make up the association in accomplishing their initiatives while pursuing some of her own. As a former vice president of the Student Association, I understand that hard work does not always come with a list of accolades; the vice president is not always assigned a specific

initiative or task, but serves as more of a facilitator and/or motivator to the student body at large, as well as those that she works with. Our company has enjoyed working with Syracuse University and looks forward to doing so for many years to come. With student leaders like Curtis we feel confident that more partnerships and programs can be made available to the Syracuse community as a whole. Operation Impact is a great example. Curtis and a host of others in the Student Association as we speak are hosting an event called “Impact Week” in which students are encouraged to reach out to their local communities and provide muchneeded assistance. Curtis is a good person, great leader and friend who I am proud to say is the candidate this local business supports. We encourage those who are voting to do the same on Nov. 12. We give Curtis our support. We encourage you to do the same.

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Advocacy Center staff welcomes discussion for those affected by Jerk Magazine article An article in the October 2012 issue of Jerk Magazine related to sexual violence has resulted in a great deal of conversation and concern among staff and volunteers of the Advocacy Center at Syracuse University. Much of the conversation centers on the opinions expressed in the article that reinforce myths about rape, particularly the very common and harmful tendency to blame those who are victims of rape.  As professionals who talk with survivors of sexual and relationship violence, we are concerned about the messages this communicates to readers and the additional harm done to survivors of sexual assault when victim blaming is supported.  Placing fault on the person who is victimized rather than holding those responsible who make the choice to disrespect and ignore the voices of those they target helps to perpetuate a culture that accepts that rape will happen and does not work to prevent these very traumatic crimes from occurring. Sexual assault is an act of violence, not a result of miscommunication.

It is time for our campus community to consider the importance of educating ourselves about these issues, issues that impact each one of us. One in four college women are sexually assaulted by the time they complete college. One in six men are sexually assaulted by the age of 18.  Knowing so many of our community members have been directly and/or indirectly affected by sexual violence, it is the responsibility of each one of us to identify ways to work to end violence and support survivors. Examining why we do have so many myths and misconceptions about rape will lead to greater understanding of this crime and effective ways to prevent additional harm.  We welcome dialogue with Syracuse University community members to explore these very sensitive and very critical issues. 

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Former SA vice president: Curtis has all necessary qualities of leader What makes a great student leader? Communication skills. Reachability. Creativity. Transparency. Passion. Focus. These are the things that make a great student leader. And the one candidate for this Student Association presidential election that naturally has each of those skills is Allie Curtis. Not only are they natural, but she has proved to go above and beyond as vice president and I know she will as president. As an alumnus of Syracuse University and as former vice president of the Student Association, I watched Curtis become more and more involved in the organization by setting goals and not just meeting them, but exceeding them. I am happy to see the competition for the presidential seat, but I only see one president among the four candidates. Before I graduated, I knew Curtis’ goal was

to run for president. I have always been, and still am, envious of her molding of the vice president position and of her ability to work above and beyond her own goals and what others expect of her. Former SA president Neal Casey set a goal to restore the general assembly to 100 percent so all schools were represented. With Casey’s focus, persistence of making sure representatives were talking to their respective colleges, the assembly reached 100 percent representation. Curtis was the biggest recruiter. She took that goal into her heart and, with an overwhelming amount of effort, made it happen. And with that proves her reachability and “Students Helping Students” motto. Her overwhelming presence on campus also proves that her reachability and communication skills are more than fit to be student

body president. Most students at Syracuse likely remember the student body election last fall. From the very first day of campaigning, Curtis, Dylan Lustig’s campaign manager, set the bar higher than it has ever been. At the time, Lustig’s campaign was the climax of her SA success and it went on to become one of the most successful campaigns in SA history. She saw opportunity to improve SA, believed in a friend, set a goal for the campaign to win and made it happen for Lustig. Her new goal is to be the next president and I will tell you she is the only candidate who has all the right skills and experience to be student body president. I ask you to join me in supporting Curtis.

Jessica Cunnington




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For those who disagree with election, change can happen Voters who are upset with the election results must remember the presidency is only one function of government, and individual efforts can make a difference on other levels. The election results are in and Barack Obama is the president for four more years. Those who have taken to social media outlets to complain are not helping to make strides or accomplish goals for our nation. But voters who are unhappy with the result can still work toward change, starting on the local level. People can volunteer for local group branches, write letters to politicians or donate to groups that support similar causes. By better informing themselves, people can spread messages to others. At the national level, the American government has checks and balances. The president does not have ultimate control, so voters who do not agree with the president’s views should not be

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board discouraged about the next four years. The parties in control of the Senate and House of Representatives remain virtually unchanged after this election, which means partisanship will likely remain a problem. But Congress members are supposed to represent the views, needs and thoughts of their constituents. The division and lack of bipartisanship of the American people is manifested in government, and people need to come together in order to close the gap between sides. Bipartisanship can start on a local level. Voters must try to inform themselves about all sides of an issue, understand other people’s beliefs and make decisions that can satisfy all parties. In order for the nation to ever make real, substantial progress, its people need to do the same and work together.


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Columnist endorses Alampi based on one-on-one student connections


J Alampi has not always been so connected. In fact, high school in his New Jersey hometown proved to be a challenge for the now Student Association presidential candidate who’s reading disability made relating to his classmates a struggle. Then Alampi found student government, his voice and that he could count on himself to change his life. He also found that he could make at least a small change in yours. Though Alampi is running on the campaign slogan “Connecting Cuse,” his greatest strength is his ability to connect one-on-one with individuals he encounters, all while staying true to his self-described “quirky” style. This is the direction Alampi, a junior film major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and his campaign team have pushed to promote in the weeks leading up to the election on MySlice from Nov. 12-15. News Editor Editorial Editor Sports Editor Presentation Director Photo Editor Copy Chief Art Director Development Editor Social Media Producer Web Developer Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. News Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Feature Editor Asst. Sports Editor

While focusing on earning each individual vote, and therefore listening to the wants and needs of many students here, Alampi has yet to lose sight of the importance of his own beliefs and opinions. He has struck a balance between taking in others’ ideas and promoting his own; between listening and speaking. This is a valuable trait in a leader, especially one who wishes to lead an accessible student government where constituents can easily hold members accountable. Alampi stands out from the other candidates — Allie Curtis, Kyle Coleman and Iggy Nava — when comparing experience and documented credibility. Alampi, who has been in SA since the beginning of his freshman year, beats out all three of the other candidates in time spent in leadership positions within the organization. He is the chair of the

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campus watchdog Student Life Committee and held the role of Board of Elections and Membership chair last session. Curtis comes in second with one year as the association’s vice president. As Student Life chair, Alampi redefined the committee. It now has individual boards and initiatives delegated to specific representatives charged with completing the tasks assigned. While serving as Board of Elections chair, Alampi diligently reported updated election results throughout the several-day span of the 2011 SA election, as well as made

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consistent recommendations concerning assembly candidates. These experiences have made Alampi well versed in how to run factions of the organization and his own teams of student leaders. How individuals view themselves as leaders can be telling to what kind of administration they will direct. Neal Casey saw himself as a businessman, and his top-down approach to governing and focus on the quantity of representatives reflected that. Dylan Lustig is the self-proclaimed friendly nonpolitician, which has been exemplified in his relaxed style of running weekly meetings and focus on campus-wide community service instead of internal policy. When I asked Alampi to define himself as a leader he was unable to do so. And yet, so was I. Though at first puzzling, the inability to define Alampi is truly what makes him so

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appealing and the most ideal candidate for the job. Unlike Coleman, who is somewhat business-strategy oriented like Casey, and Curtis, who is more focused on a personable persona than policy like Lustig, Alampi is a new kind of leader who is seemingly able to straddle both ends of the campus-leader spectrum. Alampi also covers much of Nava’s best features in that, like Nava, Alampi also reaches out to students directly and is working on a main goal of making SU a more inclusive environment for all students. He is original and refreshingly unusual. But most importantly, the man in the bowtie is the best choice you can make for SA president. Rachael Barillari is a junior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at

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Pledges to connect Syracuse University PJ ALAMPI campus with upbeat nature, deep passion By Erin Kelly STAFF WRITER

Sometimes, PJ Alampi needs to pause. The junior film major has a learning disability that makes it harder for him to process information. He rarely does anything without having a thought-out, step-by-step process. “I think differently,” he said. “It takes me a bit longer to process certain information, but that gives me a much wider perspective which allows me to plan everything perfectly and create a long and clear process for my goals.” The redheaded, plaid-loving, bow-tie-enthusiast film major from Glen Ridge, N.J., has turned his difficulty to process information quickly into an innate ability to plan, an asset for his work in film and student politics alike. Alampi has been a member of SA since his freshman year and currently serves as chair of the Student Life Committee. Outside his office on the bottom floor of the Schine Student Center, Alampi weaved in and out of hallways, finally reaching a barren lounge room. “That’s one issue stressed on my platform for the race,” he said, gesturing around the room. “We have so much unused space, and I want to help students find comfortable places to study other than the library.” Alampi’s entire platform, “Connecting Cuse,” involves bridging the gap between SA and the student body. “We are not just our home college, our student organization, our housing hall,” he said. “We’re connecting with students and we’re connecting with each other.” If elected, Alampi wants to hold bimonthly meetings in places like E.S. Bird Library and dining halls to gain attention and participation. He wants to put an end to the disconnection happening

between students and their student government, he said. “If I am elected, I really plan to look at our structure in SA and create great foundations for the future, and provide for our students’ needs and not just organization leaders’ financial needs,” he said. His campaign is centered on breaking the stereotype that SA’s primary focus is on allocating funding to student organizations. “I want to fully support new organizations on campus by creating mentorship programs to help students properly budget new organizations to prevent them from failing,” he said. Alampi compared his campaign platform to making a film, as both require serious, long-term planning. In a film, there are different stages, screen shots, actors and planning involved. SA demands similar actions, he said. Everything must flow together to create a successful finished product. Alampi’s desire to create that finished product stems from his high school experience and dealing with a disability that caused him to feel disconnected from his student body. “I struggled a little bit,” he said. “Once I became involved in student government I felt like I belonged and I could really make a positive impact on my peers with hard work.” Syracuse University’s school pride intrigued him and the strong alumni system encouraged him to get involved, he said. President Dylan Lustig described Alampi as one of the most outgoing, passionate and hard-working people he has worked with. “You can never catch him in a bad mood; he is always so upbeat,” Lustig said. His campaign manager, Jenny Choi, recalls meeting Alampi the first week of school when they first became involved in SA. “PJ does not think about himself — only others,” she said. “You can see how much he cares in the actions he has taken in charge of the Student Life Committee.”

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Alampi helped organize the Otto’s Army busing for away games, Choi said. More than anything, Alampi said, he wants to be a resource for students. “I want to make SA accessible for students,” he said. “It’s not fair to demand that they come to us with issues. We need to go right to them.”

ALLIE Promises to use experience as vice CURTIS president to speak for entire student body By Anna Giles STAFF WRITER

During his freshman year, Duane Ford wanted to get involved with student government, but didn’t know how. Then he met Allie Curtis. “She explained everything that was going on in SA to me and immediately helped me out and told me what I needed to get involved,” said Ford, who serves as Curtis’ campaign manager. Ford describes Curtis as “very outgoing, extroverted, driven and personal.” He said he has never met anyone as passionate about something as Curtis is about Student Association. “SA would not function the way it does without Allie Curtis,” Ford said. Curtis, who is vice president for Dylan Lustig, the current president, will run as the only female candidate in the race for president, pledging to actively represent the student body and reach out to under-represented student organizations. “I’ve had the most experience and the closest experience to working in the position of president overall,” she said. If elected as president, Curtis said she will pursue three main objectives: community involvement, more internships and jobs for students and active advocacy within SA. She said she would continue to sponsor events like Impact Week, a week-long community service event taking place throughout this week that was put together by SA. “I’ve had community service as a huge part of my life for as long as I remember,” Curtis said. Curtis said Impact Week has been a way for students to connect with organizations off campus and has excited the student body. As a representative of the student body, Curtis said she will strive to make internships and jobs more available to students and recent graduates. Many students have trouble obtaining credit for internships, and she believes the process for getting internship credit approved should be a lot easier. She also said

more prestigious internships taken by students could help increase Syracuse University’s ranking. Her final objective centers on improving student body representation within the SA general assembly. “One-hundred percent capacity has always been a big thing for me,” Curtis said. “Everyone remembers me from last fall as the girl that was running around on campus, to the Warehouse and to ESF, just trying to get to 100 percent representation.” But for Curtis, it’s not just about quantity; it’s also about quality. She said many SA general assembly representatives are not informed about their home colleges, citing examples like not knowing the dean of their home school. Curtis wants to restructure home college committees. “I saw something wrong with the system and realized people weren’t looking out for the students’ interests in the best way possible,” Curtis said. “Ever since the end of my freshman year when I saw that this was the case, I’ve been on a crusade to get people involved the way they are actually supposed to be.” General assembly member Daniela Lopez has worked with Curtis in SA and on multiple group projects for class, Lopez said Curtis collaborates very well, works efficiently under high-pressure and will always make the best of a bad situation. Lopez also said Curtis was very involved with SA last semester, but feels her presence this semester has diminished. Lopez said she still isn’t clear on Curtis’s campaign initiatives. As the only female candidate running in the election, Curtis said this gives has a big advantage. She can bring diversity into SA and would have the ability to reach out to more groups on campus. “Women have something different than the male population in leadership has,” Curtis said. “I’ve been able to reach out to more feminist organizations.” One of Curtis’ top concerns is student safety on campus, especially for women. She said she would continue to work with the Department of Public Safety to develop a safer environment

on and off campus for students. But Curtis said what makes her the most qualified candidate is her experience as vice president. She said the difference between president and vice president is just a name. “Other candidates have had experience being a committee chair or assembly rep, which is an entirely different role than vice president,” Curtis said. “I don’t think other people realize how tirelessly I work as vice president.”


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Takes unorthodox path to candidacy, aims KYLE COLEMAN to bring change to general assembly By Sam Blum


Many Student Association members follow the same path to running for president. Take a position in the general assembly sophomore year, run for president junior year. But Kyle Coleman took a different approach. The junior accounting, finance, economics and information management and technology major became a member of the general assembly freshman year and then moved on to positions in University Senate and on the Finance Board. “It’s like a vertical tunnel vision. You go up within SA. My experience has been a lot different,” Coleman said. “They went upwards, and I’ve gone wide. I’ve got a wider view of how all these pieces work together.” Coleman also took a different route to deciding to run for president, deciding just days before the deadline to put his name on the ballot. “It was the right time,” he said. “Things weren’t going the way that I wanted to see them go. I sort of hit a ceiling in my current position. It was time to act.” Coleman’s plan for action involves what he calls “three main pillars.” The first pillar focuses on ending what he believes is segregation on campus. “Whether it’s race, socioeconomic status, religion, freshman and transfer students, international or domestic students, there’s a lot of these divides that you see. It’s troubling that nobody’s putting it out there,” Coleman said. His second pillar involves campus security. When students wake up Sunday morning, many now expect to see an email from the Department of Public Safety at the top of their inbox, Coleman said.


“You read the emails from DPS and it’s blaming the students for being out at night,” he said. “Why can’t we police Marshall Street? We can’t keep Marshall Street safe? You know really, there’s only one major street.” The last of the three is about “cleaning up student government.” Coleman said assembly representatives should be rewarded and punished based on their achievements, not whether or not they “show up,” he said, referring to SA’s system of demerits for missing meetings. Coleman relies heavily on his campaign team to help get out his message. One of the people heading his team is his close friend, Nick Dauch, a senior marketing, entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises and management major. Dauch said in an email that he has already seen Coleman overcome his shyness and become a good leader once before. “In our group together, he was incredibly quiet. Not a peep,” he said. “After that first week together he finally started to speak out, and actually ended up somewhat leading the group.” But for Coleman, life at SU isn’t all about politics and pillars. When he does get spare time, Coleman attends games at the Carrier Dome. Sometimes he enjoys going down to Archbold Gym late at night for some pickup basketball, or playing video games with the residents on the floor where he serves as a resident adviser. He also plans many charity events at SU. During his freshman year, Coleman helped organize a large charity event with Orange Seeds, a freshman leadership program, and during his sophomore year he organized a 5K race on campus. “No one told me to do these things,” Coleman said. “Leadership is doing something because you see it needs to be done. I went out and saw problems and I took them on and I got it done.” Coleman said he does truly believe he will win this election.

With that in mind, he was adamant about the fact that he still plans on being an active member of SA win or lose. “These issues are going to exist on the first day of office for whoever is president,” Coleman said. “If I am president I can fix them, and if I’m not president, I can still try and fix them. These issues don’t go away if I don’t win.”

Looks to use distinct background to bridge gaps between diverse student groups

By Dylan Segelbaum ASST. COPY EDITOR

Student Association presidential candidate Iggy Nava can relate a conversation back to two very different topics: the United Nations and “Star Wars.” “My religion is Jedi,” he said gleefully, describing his eccentric decision to submit this as his religious preference to Syracuse University last year. “If Hendricks has a database anywhere, then that’s what I’m in.” For Nava, an assembly representative and sophomore international relations major, these two seemingly lighthearted interests in some ways represent the person he aspires to be. And they’ve also helped him bring about a serious set of ideas for SA and SU as a whole if elected president. His platform, “The University We Want,” aims to address separation between different groups of students on campus, environmental sustainability and strengthening the idea of Scholarship in Action. In his room at Sadler Hall, Bolivian and Nigerian flags drape next to his bed, as well as paraphernalia from two of his soccer teams — The Strongest and Fluminense. Two U.N. posters, including one with a white dove, are posted on his other wall. Born in Bolivia, he moved frequently due to his father’s employment as a geologist for Chevron to places such as San Francisco, Calif.; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Lagos, Nigeria. At 14, his family then moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate diploma — and served as head delegate of Model U.N. While in Brazil, he turned down a contract with a small professional soccer team in order to go to college. Though he ultimately did not accept a position as a student manager on the SU men’s soccer team, Nava chose to enroll because of the international relations program.

This summer, he participated in the Rio + 20 U.N. Conference on Sustainability and Development as a volunteer, member of the nongovernmental organization Peace Child International and as a youth delegate representing Bolivia. “It’s really unreal to think about now,” Nava said. Besides his campaign slogan’s take on Rio + 20’s “The Future We Want,” other elements of his campaign can be traced back to this experience, he said. His push for environmental sustainability, dubbed “Let’s Make Green Sexy,” was part of a project he worked on during the conference with other participants. Nava smiles when he plays back a video of Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, quoting this phrase during a speech at the conference. Nava has the least SA experience when compared to the other candidates. He did not join until last spring, but did serve as president of DellPlain Hall in the Residence Hall Association. His campaign manager, Boris Gresely, an assembly representative, got to know him well through RHA. He said he would likely be the first to find out whether Nava won, as Nava will be on a plane home to Brazil when the results are in. In a tan notebook, Nava takes notes throughout the day about student concerns at SU and other projects he could pursue, Gresely said. The notebook is a quirk that Daniel Campo, a sophomore biomedical engineering and pre-med major at Columbia University and one of Nava’s close friends, remembers vividly. Waiting for a table at a restaurant during Thanksgiving, the two decided to read the comments aloud and had a lot of fun, especially with some of the comments he described as “ridiculous.” “Iggy is not something that can be explained,” Campo said. “He’s a character.” Nava founded the International Students Organisation and

works as a mentor at the Slutzker Center for International Services. He said his goal is to address segregation between groups as a whole. Before running for assembly representative, he said he interviewed for the position of vice president, though was not appointed. In April, he was not elected to a student liaison position on the Board of Trustees, either. But neither experience is affects his confidence for this election. “My mindset going into this is, ‘I’m going to win,’” he said. “Not to be cocky or anything, but that’s just the mindset to go with if you want to win.” @ dylan_segelbaum

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Syracuse University alumni will arrive on campus this weekend for Orange Central, SU’s annual homecoming and reunion weekend. The weekend includes a variety of speaking events and exhibitions for both alumni and students, and features the opportunity to attend the Syracuse vs. Louisville football game, according to the Orange Central website. Orange Central will include reunions for various classes and members of specific campus organizations such as University Union, the Hendricks Chapel Choir and Residence Life, according to the website. The highlight of the weekend is the presentation of the 2012 George Arents Awards on Thursday night. The awards are the highest alumni honor and are presented each year to alumni who

have made outstanding contributions in their field, according to the Arents Awards website. This year’s recipients are Dennis Crowley, CEO and co-founder of Foursquare; Thom Filicia, interior designer, founder and chief creative officer of the New York City-based design firm Thom Filicia, Inc.; James Arthur Monk, a former college and NFL football player; and philanthropist Jane Werner Present, according to the website. The awards will be presented at a dinner on Thursday night in Goldstein Auditorium, according to the website. Past award recipients include author Joyce Carol Oates, Vice President Joe Biden and broadcaster Mike Tirico, according to the website.


to the release. Curtin, the executive director of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, will be deeply involved in policies relating to sexual harassment, abuse and assault. As Title IX officer, Curtin will also deal with issues encompassing gender equity in education, specifically in regard to sexual harassment, equity in access to programs and equity in science, technology and athletics. The Working Group has recently developed a framing statement of principles to be used as a guide for the development of new campus policies. In August, the group released specific directions for SU’s staff and faculty to follow when dealing with actual and suspected abuse against minors.


member against a community member “may or may not be appropriate for addressing via the University’s policies and procedures,” according to the policy. The Title IX Compliance Officer/ Sexual Harassment Officer, Cynthia Maxwell Curtin, will determine if the complaint implicates the interests of the SU community and if it should go through SU’s internal processes, according to the policy. Title IX is a component of a federal education law that “forbids sex discrimination in all areas of educational programs, from admissions to science and technology programs, and from career programs to athletics, including the prevention of sexually abusive conduct,” according

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Here are a few of this weekend’s Orange Central events. For a full list see alumni.


Orange Central Party: 6:30 p.m., Schine Student Center


SU vs. Louisville Football Game: noon, Carrier Dome The Mandarins Fall Invitational: 7:30 p.m., Hendricks Chapel


Farewell Brunch: 8:30 a.m., Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center SU Men’s Basketball Game Watch Event: 3:30 p.m., Schine Student Center


“We hope that everyone who is on the committee will be representing not their own particular unit, but representing the university,” he said. Current Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced on Oct. 12 that she planned to leave the university when her contract expires in 2014. She became SU’s 11th chancellor in 2004 and has led the university for nearly a decade with a focus on expanding the SU name worldwide and strengthening the ties to the city through programs such as the Connective Corridor.




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survey involving Canadian universities last year revealed that, while some students use computers and tablets for notetaking purposes, most use them recreationally. Henry Kim, a business professor at York University, practices an innovative way to prevent Internet distractions in the classroom, according to a Nov. 3 article by Kim requires his students to sign a pledge each semester promising not to use computers and other devices for recreational purposes during lecture. His pledge, however, differs from most. If Kim asks a student what a fellow classmate is watching on his or her computer, the student must tell him what he or she sees, according to the article. Snitching, essentially. “It’s not meant to be punitive — it’s almost like a thought experiment, and the whole point is to create a new social norm in my class,” Kim said in the article. “Where using the laptop in distracting ways is embarrassing not just for you,

York University professor creates pledge to avoid misuse of electronics in class

but for other students who may be asked to report on you.” The professor is not against technology, though. He shows YouTube clips at times to enhance presentations and uses an iPad to help identify students by name. Kim said in the article his philosophy is more based on a student’s inability to multitask during lecture. “There’s not an ounce of scientific evidence that students can actually multi-task and learn,” Kim said in the article. Other professors are following Kim’s example and adjusting classroom policies to eliminate distractions posed by Internet use. Paul Thagard, a philosophy professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, banned computers and cellphones in his class two years ago. The article said his assistants caught students watching the reality TV show “Jersey Shore” reruns and browsing Facebook in class. “The cognitive effects of laptop distraction on learning are disastrous,” Thagard said in the article. “It goes against everything we know about how the brain works and the number of things we

can hold in our mind at once.” Thagard said in the article that he and his students have appreciated the lack of Internet influence in class. For Thagard, class no longer feels like a lecture to “a wall of screens instead of students,” and students have been able to pay closer attention to course material. But opposition to Kim’s in-class policies still exists. Tyler Epp, the director of advocacy for College Student Alliance, said in the article how strange it is to ask students “to turn each other in.” “That’s got to create an uncomfortable atmosphere between students,” Epp said in the article. The article said Kim has asked students to leave class if they are caught on Twitter or other social media sites. Although this action upsets policy offenders, some of Kim’s students, like Kesavan Ganeshalingam, agree with his stance against computer distractions. Said Ganeshalingam in the article: “I think the pledge against laptops is perfectly fine. Technology does interrupt our daily lives, even though we need it.”


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luke rafferty | design editor ANN MARIE BUERKLE, incumbent Republican representative for the 25th Congressional district, speaks to supporters at Republican Headquarters on Tuesday.


percent in the 24th Congressional District race, according to unofficial results from across the 24th Congressional District. Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum had about 8 percent of the vote and conceded the loss on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Maffei picked up 2,000 votes in Cayuga County, which made its results public five hours after the polls closed. He now has 131,242 votes, or 49 percent, while Buerkle trails with 116,641, or 43 percent. More than 21,500 absentee ballots were distributed in the race. Buerkle would need to win a vast majority of the votes to

erase the 14,601-vote lead that Maffei holds. In 2010, Buerkle edged out Maffei by 648 votes to win the former 25th Congressional District seat. But she didn’t win the seat until Nov. 23 when Maffei conceded the race after three weeks of ballot inspections and recounts.


As of 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dan Maffei (D) had 48 percent of the vote, Ann Marie Buerkle (R) had 44 percent of the vote and Ursula Rozum (G) had 8 percent of the vote, according to

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Reality. “It reduces pollution. It makes it a better place to live,” he said. Taste of India, which opened last year, was one of the first restaurants to participate in the earth-friendly revitalization of the corner, turning a converted automobile garage into a full-functioning restaurant. “This restaurant used to be like nothing,” said Gagan Singh, owner and manager.  A year after moving from downtown, Singh

“It’s one of those weird neighborhoods that attract people that are open-minded.” Lauren Monforte


described the Westcott Street relocation as a positive business move that will likely improve Westcott’s commerciality. Roth said reusing old buildings — like a converted automobile garage — is a more environmentally conscious ways of creating a new business. Barbara Humphrey, president of the Westcott East Neighborhood Association, said the new restaurants will bring an added — and needed — presence to an otherwise dim and dreary end of the street. “I think getting new, young business owners is great,” said Humphrey, a Westcott neighborhood resident of 22 years. “I think the light and activity at the end of the street is great. It’s a

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win-win situation.” Many of the businesses at Westcott’s north end operate on regular business hours and close before the evening rush. The addition of restaurants may attract more evening patrons, she said. The overall spirit of the Westcott neighborhood attracted Lauren Monforte, co-manager and owner of Beer Belly Deli, to the area.  Monforte shopped for possible locations in Buffalo, N.Y., and downtown Syracuse, among others, but eventually settled on Beer Belly Deli’s Westcott Street location to start the business she dreamed of owning since she was 16 years old.  The area offers a space to “celebrate being weird and different,” she said, and the Westcott neighborhood was the perfect atmosphere for her restaurant. “It’s one of those weird neighborhoods that attract people that are open-minded,” Monforte said. Beer Belly Deli’s interior also communicates the same homey, inviting space. A wooden bench lines one side of the restaurant and wraps into an L shape at the end, creating an intimate space that helps facilitate conversation, she said. The 13-foot-high ceilings are coupled with an eclectic mix of decor, including an armoire Monforte transported from her personal bedroom. Her mother’s prized antique school desk sits near the front entrance, opposite a chest owned by her stepmother.  The spirit that encourages the revitalization of Westcott’s north corner as a comfortable community space carries over to Monforte’s business. She plans on incorporating elements in her business that encourage community involvement, including featuring customers’ sandwich creations and playing their playlists.  Said Monforte: “I want people to come over and eat and drink and be merry.”



for a promotion decision of a school or college to gain final approval, it must be recommended by the senate following the procedures specified in the faculty manual. Doug Anderson, a professor emeritus of mathematics, spoke to the senate about what happened between the law school and the committee, calling it a “very straightforward procedural matter.”

“We don’t see ourselves as not a part of this academic community, but we do have different considerations in our college and as it relates to promotions and tenure.”

Paula Johnson


But discussion of the matter revealed that many in the senate remain confused about procedures relating to appointment and promotions. After discussing changing the wording of the third item in the motion, a number of senators expressed they were still uncomfortable with the motion and how it could affect other senate rules. The motion was tabled, but the committee may make a new presentation regarding appointments and promotions at a future senate meeting. Paula Johnson, a senator and professor in


the College of Law, offered her perspective. “We don’t see ourselves as not a part of this academic community, but we do have different considerations in our college and as it relates to promotions and tenure,” Johnson said. Eric Spina, vice chancellor and provost, said the College of Law has pulled back the new promotion procedures it used last year and has submitted revised bylaws to the committee for the next academic year. Spina said the university is also continuing efforts to form a task force for the senate and SU faculty at large, which will review the SU promotion process relative to peer institutions and with respect to what can help SU improve as an institution. Cantor, who was also in attendance, echoed Spina’s remarks. Former Vice Chancellor honored The senate honored John Prucha, former vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at SU, who died on Oct. 22 at 88. Prucha served SU for more than 20 years in several positions, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and twice as chair of the earth sciences department. Cathryn Newton, senator and dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences, eulogized Prucha during the senate’s meeting. “Directness, integrity, kindness and honesty were John’s hallmarks. His lightning wit could strike at any moment. He had an intellectual toughness and rigor that elevated any conversation about science or academic leadership,” Newton said. She also spoke about his wife, Mary, who she said joined Prucha in supporting the university and mentoring SU students. Mary died Tuesday evening. Newton’s address was followed by a moment of silence for Prucha and his wife. @daramcbride

Orange Central (Homecoming...) Weekend Events:

THURSDAY: 5pm Competition Photo Hunt. Bring your 1-3 person team to Schine Atrium for the first clue. Win prizes by completing photo clue stops around campus! 7:30pm

SU Idol, Schine Underground. Come vote for your SU Idol!

FRIDAY: 5:30pm ‘Cuse Commotion Parade. Pep Rally immediately following in GOLDSTEIN AUD 6pm Come catch the Orange Spirit and get pumped for the game! 304s/Panasci Lounge. FREE FOOD FOR STUDENTS and cash bar. 8pm Dance Showcase. Goldstein Aud, sponsored by Traditions Commision and directed by Danceworks. $3 w/SUID, $5 fac/staff/alum, $7 general SATURDAY: 7:30pm The Mandarins Fall Invitational, Hendricks. Free, no tickets needed 7:30pm Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Phi Beta present Ari Spears, Deray Davis and John “Pops” Witherspoon. $8 w/SUID, $12 general 8pm MEISA Battle of the Bands. Underground, Free tickets at box office 11pm Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Phi Beta Dance Party. Skybarn. $4 tickets at box office. **SUNDAY!** **NEW ADDITION** 3:30pm Battle on the Midway viewing party, Panasci/304s, FREE FOOD WHILE IT LASTS, 70 inch flatscreens to watch the game



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Social savvy SU alumna teaches power, importance of social media presence



rom her office in Career Services at the Schine Student Center, Kim Brown starts each workday with a tweet. Her more than 3,000 followers see the advice from Brown’s day calendar, which she tweets as “Today’s #LifesLittleInstruction.” Sometimes they are a little odd: “Never play cards with a man whose dog is lying under the table.” And other times they are sentimental. But she always tweets the advice, even this one: “Some believe the decline of morality is directly proportional to the advances in technology.” Though she serves as assistant director for Syracuse University Career Services, Brown is more wellknown for her presence on Twitter, where she shares the personal and the professional. She also represents the university with alumni networking program SUccess in the City.

SWEET TWEETS @kimincuse

Having an “I want to move to Australia” kind of day. Today’s #LifesLittleInstruction: “Some believe the decline of morality is directly proportional to the advances in technology.” KB and working til midnight = not a good mix. Obama got four more years...I’d just like four more hours. #sleepy Today’s #LifesLittleInstruction: “Remember, everyone loves to hear the words, ‘Oh, please tell me more.’” #B2044: keep an eye on #315elex to monitor local election activity and potential story ideas. Today’s #LifesLittleInstruction: “To never be bored, do the present task with care.”

Through her involvement, Brown has become the face of the university and a way for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater. “A lot of people will refer to me more by my Twitter handle than by my first name,” said Brown, who is known as @kimincuse. Brown uses social media management dashboard HootSuite to navigate Twitter and teaches students the best practices for LinkedIn. With an increasing number of alumni using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Brown’s status as a social media connector and source for campus news is much needed. “I feel like I can be the eyes on campus for the alumni who aren’t here, and that’s really cool,” she said. She said she will never forget announcing via Twitter that Pita El Saha was leaving Marshall Street. She had received tweet after tweet from alumni wondering where they would order a pita during their next visit to campus. Brown herself is an SU alumna who graduated in 2006 with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. She was hoping to become the next Katie Couric. But after four years with NewsChannel 9, Syracuse’s local ABC affiliate, Brown said, the appeal of journalism had worn off, and she needed a new career. She attended an alumni networking event, which is programming she now runs, and learned of a job opening in SU’s Career Services. She applied and returned to SU in 2010. She still appears on air, but only as a guest on NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street program, in which she discusses how to use social media to enhance careers. This semester, Brown became an adjunct professor for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She teaches undergraduates BDJ 204: “News in a Multimedia World.” Brian Spector, Syracuse University Alumni Association president, said interactions on social media remind alumni that the university


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Alumni reflect on fond memories from SU days By Erik van Rheenen ASST. FEATURE EDITOR

Orange Central, Syracuse University’s Homecoming celebration, is a time to remember. For students today, it’s a chance to remember that iPhones, Ke$ha and Xbox’s weren’t always in vogue. In the spirit of SU’s ever-changing campus, Pulp caught up with some alumni, through an

email questionnaire, to recount their fondest memories on the Hill.

Howard Groopman | Class of 1972

What was your favorite campus spot? Favorite off-campus spots were Cosmos and The Barge Inn. On-campus? The Quad, I guess.

What was the most popular

song during your time at school?

There were many popular songs, of course, but my senior year they had to be “American Pie” by Don McLean and “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart. Also, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles my freshman year.

What was the most popular class to take?

I think Public Affairs, basically for freshmen, was a very popular course.

What national events got the most people talking?

The biggest national event by far was the 1970 student strike that shut down SU and hundreds of other colleges, connected to the invasion of Cambodia.

What basketball game do

you remember most?

Early 1971, SU upset LaSalle in basketball on a wintry Saturday afternoon. A frat house had open house after the game with tons of free beer.

Ken Kane | Class of 1975

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to when I was 19. Life was good, and I had no Friday classes.


What was the most popular class to take?

Off-campus: The Varsity. Spiro’s pizza rocked. On-campus: WAER studios in Newhouse II. I was news director my senior year — back in the “good ol’ days” when the station was student-run.

Sally Short’s nutrition course — sort of a Cooking for Dummies class. To open the semester, she rode down the lecture hall stairs on a motorcycle. That got our attention.

What song was the most popular during your time at school?

“Baba O’Riley” by The Who. On the first good weather day in the spring, we used to open our window on Day 8, point our stereo speakers out the window and blast “Baba O’Riley” to those coming up the Mount Olympus steps while blinding them by reflecting the sun off of our dresser mirrors into their faces. Even now, when I hear “Baba O’Riley,” it takes me back

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What national events got the most people talking?

The 1972 presidential election. Tricky Dick vs. McGovern — about as wide a choice as we’ve ever had on the ballot. Also, my freshman year especially, the Vietnam draft. That was the last year for conscription. My draft number was 156, and they called through 100 that year. Whew.

What basketball game do you remember most?

1975 NCAA national semi-final game. Kentucky whooped us, but it was our first appearance in a Final Four. Jim Boeheim was as assistant coach in those days. Jim Lee scored 23 points for ’Cuse to make the all-tournament team.

Ira Berkowitz | Class of 1982

What was your favorite campus spot? Varsity or Faegan’s.

What song was the most popular during your time at school? We listened to everything from The Police, The Cars, The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Supertramp and many more. I think The Cars’ first album is the quintessential college album for our era, so maybe “Let The Good Times Roll” is one song I’d pick. And The B-52s. Great party music.

What was the most popular class to take? Astronomy: Professor Wessel was a hoot.

What national events got the most

people talking? The hostage crisis in the Middle East and the 1980 presidential election.

What basketball game do you remember most?

The last game in Manley Field House, worst day of my four years at SU.

Pamela Mulligan | Class of 1989

What was your favorite campus spot? On campus: Newhouse. On M Street: The former Maggie’s. Other: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House on Walnut.


Orange Central always offers a chance for alumni to catch up with each other and remember the good times from days spent on the Hill. But this year’s homecoming, lasting from Thursday through Sunday, will feature some special reunions. Here’s a list of the classes that will be reunited for milestone years. • Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1987 and 1992 • Orientation Leaders

What song was the most popular during your time at school?

• Generation Orange (graduates of the past 10 years)

Madonna was huge at the time — “Like A Prayer.” I clearly remember when U2 came to the Carrier Dome when I was a student. The concert was huge, and everyone was blaring U2 songs from their cars, houses and dorms.

• University Union

What was the most popular class to take? COM 101 and Wine Tasting.

What national events got the most people talking? Unfortunately, the tragic events of Lockerbie.

What basketball game do you remember most?

NCAA Championship game in 1987 when SU lost by one point to Indiana.

Ashley Walter | Class of 2005

What was your favorite campus spot? I spent a lot of time hanging out at Schine between classes. In fact, two of my friends and I decided to stage our own “sit in” there one day during our senior year. We made shirts and posters that said “Rise & Schine” and had a contest as to who could get the most signatures on their posters.

What song was the most popular

• Hendricks Chapel Choir • Earth sciences alumni • Residence Life

during your time at school? “Get Low” was a pretty popular one. Probably because the lyrics were so lovely. What was the most popular class to take? I took a “Living Writers” class that was really popular. I think it was only open to freshmen.

What national events got the most people talking?

9/11. I was a freshman when it happened and had only been at school for a short while. I watched the second tower go down on a movie-theatersized screen in my COM 107 class. It was one of the most terrible, unreal moments of my life.

What basketball game do you remember most?

2003 Final Four and National Championship. The campus was insane and M Street was a sh*tshow of awesome. @TheRealVandyMan

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have a confession to make: I am a huge band geek. I am a full-fledged, trumpet-playing, high-stepping, band-camping nerd. I have been trying really hard to keep it under wraps so I do not damage my sterling reputation as the coolest kid on campus. Luckily, I don’t think that has ever been in jeopardy. Personally, I think we in the band deserve a lot of credit. Not only do we willingly sign up to sit through an entire season of Syracuse football, but we do it sober. When was the last time anyone in the student section could say that? Yet the football fans in full band uniform are just as intense, if not more so, than your average fan. We live and die by the team, and even though that often results in very poor health, we would do it again.


does not abandon students upon graduation. “When I see something that connects me with the university, it does make me pause,” said Spector, adding that it could be a university press release or Facebook photo uploaded by alumni that affects his day. Spector said Brown has developed a reputation for being a resource for alumni who develop a “virtual relationship” with her. People who know Brown in person or through Twitter describe her as bubbly, spunky and energetic. And she is always happy to


no lies, just bulls*** Last game presented a first for the marching band. Two girls made a sign saying “We Heart Band,” and that they would, “French a horn.” I tried taking them up on that offer, but like so many band geeks before me, I got denied. Sadly, this Saturday will mark the last time that I am forced out of bed at an obnoxious hour of the morning to rehearse for a football game that the fans don’t bother showing up to until

accommodate alumni. Jason Jedlinski, a 1999 Newhouse alumnus who now lives in Chicago, said he has never been so up to speed on SU and alumni news. He joined Twitter three years ago and follows Brown and other “alumni ambassadors” — people from SU who will tweet or post about alumni interests — to find out what’s new. “It used to be a wait for a magazine that came in the mailbox four times a year,” Jedlinski said. Brown’s phone is attached to her hip, jokes Ira Berkowitz, president of SU’s Northern New Jersey Alumni Club and 1982 alumnus. But that can be a good thing for alumni in need of the inside scoop. At a basketball game with Berkowitz, Brown






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the second quarter. Sadler residents will be happy to know that this is the last time that they will be woken up at dawn by the drumline this year. If you have not noticed — and you probably haven’t — we are attention whores. We pulled a world-famous trumpet player, Vince DiMartino, from his comfortable retirement. We have danced, sang and gone as far as playing Lady Gaga and dancing to Gangnam Style. Shame was left at the door a long time ago. Our fearless leader holds the title of world’s biggest nerd. He not only embraces it, but he brags about it. This poor soul is charged with trying to convince over 200 band geeks that they are cool. The size of this man’s ego rivals that of the Carrier Dome. I would need a huge ego for that, too.

“When I see something that connects me with the university, it does make me pause.”

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was using her phone to tweet about the game to SU alumni, he said. “I sat with her at a basketball game, and I told her she needed to get her nose out of her phone,” Berkowitz said. Brown does do “a great job of getting the

Honestly, we subject ourselves to this because we enjoy it. I cannot begin to come up with a rational explanation for such irrational behavior. Maybe it’s winning the free T-shirt for being the mayor of the Dome on Foursquare. Any time band members thinks they are all that and a bag of chips, all we have to do to bring them back down to Earth is point out that they have to wear shoes called “dinkles.” After eight years of being a band nerd, this weekend is the end. I will finally get to know what it feels like to live a normal life. Then, I can finally show up for a game in the second quarter. And leave for Chuck’s in the third. Brett Fortnam is a senior newspaper journalism and political philosophy major who will be unemployed in six months. His column appears every Thursday until there are enough complaints to make him stop. He can be reached at, but he will not respond.

word out,” Berkowitz said, and engaging with social media is something SU officials have encouraged alumni to do. With Twitter, Brown said, she is a mix of personal and professional: “Kimmy” who posts #LifesLittleInstructions and “Kim who works and teaches at SU.” “You will find out on Twitter things that are me, like my personality and what I like to do, and you will hear sometimes what I had for breakfast if it was particularly delicious,” Brown said. “But you will also see job opportunities. You’ll see those pictures that I share with alumni.” @daramcbride

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s a kid, it is often more fun to root for the bad guys. They’re cool, mischievous and a lot more interesting than the typical heros with can-do attitudes and plastic smiles. From “Pokemon’s” Gary Oak to “Zelda’s” Ganondorf — lest we forget about big, bad Bowser himself — video game villains are iconic. “Wreck-It Ralph” turns the convention on its head, with a bad guy who just wants to do some good for once. The pixelated Disney adventure packs vivid animation and wide-eyed thrills to amuse the kiddies, but enough clever wit and joyful nostalgia to entertain adults, too. It’s a gleeful escape into a surreal electronic world, as Ralph jumps from his own retro 2-D layout to a gritty, first-person shooter and a whimsical candy-coated racing game. The stellar voice acting gives each character a charming persona, led by John C. Reilly’s goofily adorable demeanor as the titular 9-foot-tall lug with giant fists, on his quest through the circuits and wires of Litwak’s Arcade. The heartfelt, if conventional, redemption story sneaks in countless cameos and references from “Pac-Man” and “Frogger” to “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Mortal Kombat.” “Wreck-It Ralph” is the perfect lighthearted treat to indulge your inner video game nerd. Inside the arcade is a fictional 30-year-old game called “Fix it Felix, Jr.” It’s a cross between “Donkey Kong” and “Rampage,” where Wreck-It Ralph (Reilly) smashes the buildings of Niceland into rubble so that Fix-It Felix (“30 Rock’s” Jack McBrayer) can patch it all up and win a medal. Ralph is tired of getting thrown off a roof for doing his job well, so he “game-jumps” to win a medal and the respect of the Nicelanders. First, he wanders into a futuristic first-person shooter called “Hero’s Duty.” He meets a tough, sarcastic platoon leader named Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) and fights off hordes of gooey Cy-Bugs. Yet with Ralph gone, “Fix-It Felix, Jr.” is seemingly broken and labeled “out of order.” Felix sets off in search of his foe to save the

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game, and follows Ralph into “Sugar Rush” — a “Mario Kart”-style racing game in a landscape inspired by “Candy Land.” Ralph comes across an obnoxious racer named Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), who’s not allowed to compete because she’s a glitch. In “Sugar Rush,” Ralph and Felix navigate Nesquik sand with Laffy Taffy vines, a Diet Cola and Mentos volcano, and even get chased by Devil Dogs. Ralph reluctantly agrees to help her win the grand prix and beat sly King Candy (Alan Tudyk). The plot may sound a bit cheesy, but c’mon, it’s an animated children’s movie. The voice actors are all in perfect sync with their animated counterparts. Reilly’s bellowing tone emphasizes Ralph’s big heart, and adds pinpoint comedic timing as he barrels through the movie like a lovable bull in a china shop. Lynch voices crusty, foul-mouthed commander Calhoun with cold decisiveness. She means it when she says, “Fear is a fourletter word, ladies. You wanna go pee-pee in your big-boy slacks, keep it to yourself.” McBrayer’s “gee willickers” inflection is ideal for the peppy hero with a magic fixing hammer, and Tudyk voices King Candy with the cartoonish silliness of “Alice in Wonderland’s” Mad Hatter. But the most rewarding aspects of the film are the creative nuances of the arcade world itself. Ralph attends a Bad Guys Anonymous meeting in the “Pac-Man” game led by one of the game’s ghosts, Blinky. He sits down for a drink in “Tapper,” the 1983 bartender game. Characters move throughout the arcade via Game Central Station, a New York City-like hub situated in a surge protector. “Homeless” characters whose games are unplugged lay begging on the station floor, including Q*Bert holding up a cardboard sign that reads: “@!#?@!” “Wreck-It Ralph” is a universally enjoyable experience for the entire video game generation, whether they worship “Angry Birds,” “Super Mario” or “Space Invaders.” Use little brothers or sisters as an excuse to go to the movies. While they’re giggling at poop jokes, older viewers will cherish the trip back to the land of joysticks and 1-Ups.


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Orange expects depth to pay dividends after trip to WNIT By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER

After months of sprints, drills and team bonding, the Syracuse women’s basketball team will finally play its first game of the season at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Carrier Dome against Fairleigh Dickinson. Many of the players have talked Who: Fairleigh Dickinson about the ultimate Where: Carrier Dome goal for the Orange: When: Sunday, 5 p.m. to qualify for the NCAA tournament rather than the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The players have been disappointed at the end of the past three seasons, but this year Syracuse has a chance to make the jump to the next level and end the season on a higher note. SU’s depth will be one reason why it could make that jump. Head coach Quentin Hillsman said his team has tremendous depth and he is going to count on multiple freshmen to play valuable minutes to start the season. “I think we’ve got eight or nine players that can play right away,” Hillsman said. “It’s about having those players that can step in and play right away. We can play nine to 11 night in, night out.” One player who will see an increased role this season is center Shakeya Leary. Leary averaged 4.9 points in 15.1 minutes per game last season for the Orange. This year, with Iasia Hemingway gone, Leary will spend a lot of time on the floor. Hillsman said he plans to play Leary and center Kayla Alexander at the same time more often than he did last season. He said having the 6-foot-3-inch Leary and 6-foot-4-inch Alexander on the court together poses a difficult challenge for undersized opponents. Though both players have size, Hillsman cited the fact that Leary and Alexander have different styles as what makes the duo so potentially dynamic. “Shakeya can step out and handle the ball,” Hillsman said. “She can shoot the ball from outside the three-point line. Kayla’s game has really expanded. They can complement each other.” Leary didn’t make any threes in 2012, yet she said teammate Carmen Tyson-Thomas is always telling her to be more of a guard than an inside presence.


Though Leary will see an increased role this season, she said her main aspiration is an NCAA tournament bid. “We’ve been to the NIT three years in a row,” Leary said. “We don’t want to be there anymore. We want to go to the Big Dance.” Though the Big Dance is a long way in the distance for Hillsman’s squad, it’s a definite possibility if Brianna Butler and Brittney Sykes live up to their potential. Both McDonald’s AllAmericans, the two guards have size, athleticism and an outside shot, and will see minutes right away for Syracuse. Butler is a knockdown shooter. Though Hillsman wants to mold her into a complete player over time, he wants to put her in situations where she can shoot the ball from the arc during the early stages of the season. Butler will be expected to contribute right away, like Sykes, and she said making the transition hasn’t been difficult at all thanks to the help of those around her. “It’s good having all the seniors to help us,” Butler said. “They help us with all the mistakes they had when they were coming in.” One of those seniors is Tyson-Thomas, who led the team with 7.8 rebounds per game last year. Tyson-Thomas preaches the importance of rebounding. That’s what she’s good at, what she helps other people improve at and what she loves to do. “I have springs in my shoes,” Tyson-Thomas said. “No, I have a nose for the ball. Wherever it is is where I try to be. I just tell all of them to rebound. I’m rebound-crazy. I make sure whenever someone’s on my side in practice they box out and rebound.” She said she wants the ball more than everyone else and essentially does everything in her power to ensure it ends up in her hands. “Whether it’s offense or defense I always want it more,” she said. “If you want it, it’s like magnets. It’s going to attract to your hands.” With Tyson-Thomas’ rebounding prowess, Leary’s blossoming mid-range game, Alexander’s scoring ability and the potential of the incoming freshman class, Syracuse is in a position to make that jump to the NCAA tournament. Said Tyson-Thomas: “We’ve just got to get over the hump and knock off teams we didn’t beat last year.”

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Christmas will have his first opportunity to prove how much he learned as a freshman last season. O’Brien redshirted last season.


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The former McDonald’s All-American will make his first start in SU’s biggest game until January. Tapley shot 43 percent from three-point range last season.

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Triche takes on more of a leadership role this season. His 23 points against Bloomsburg State led SU in the team’s last exhibition. Last season Thames was No. 3 in the Mountain West Conference in minutes played.




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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim only needs 12 wins to tie former Indiana head coach Bob Knight for second all-time. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski passed Knight to move to the top of the list and currently has 927 wins. Both head coaches in this game have a designated successor on their staffs. Mike Hopkins is in line to replace Boeheim, while SDSU’s head-coach-in-waiting is Brian Dutcher.


59.2 The field-goal percentage Syracuse finished with in its exhibition game against Bloomsburg. Bloomsburg shot only 40.7 percent.



The number of wins Jim Boeheim and Steve Fisher have in their careers combined.

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A 19th game may never come for Ian McIntyre’s team this season. But until the Syracuse head coach hears differently, he plans on drilling his Syracuse team as if it had another game on its 2012 schedule. On Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Orange (12-6) will learn if that 19th game is meant to be. SU lost a chance at an automatic bid when it fell to No. 7 Notre Dame last Saturday, but hopes that its 12 wins are enough to earn an at-large bid in the 48-team field of the NCAA

“We didn’t know what the postseason felt like — myself included. But now that we’ve had a taste of what it’s like, we want more.” Alex Bono


tournament. A bid would mean that SU — winners of five combined games the previous two seasons of McIntyre’s tenure — would earn its first tournament berth since 1984 and its second-ever in program history. “I think we showed Saturday night (against Notre Dame) that we’re a good soccer team,” McIntyre said. “I still think there’s some soccer left in us. So we’ll use this time to be together for another week and prepare as best we can.” Those preparations could be for a game that never happens. Syracuse had the 37thtoughest schedule nationally and a handful of quality wins over teams like Villanova and South Florida in 2012, but that might not be enough. A weak nonconference schedule could turn NCAA voters away from Syracuse. Of the team’s 10 nonconference opponents this year, only one — Niagara — has a winning record.

And Syracuse lost against the Purple Eagles at home by a goal. SU failed to compensate in its conference schedule, too. The Orange lost close contests to No. 16 Louisville and No. 17 St. John’s, and missed out on more upset chances that could help its tournament resume. With the loss to Notre Dame still fresh in his mind, goalkeeper Alex Bono still thinks his team is tournament-bound. After all, the Orange held a two-goal lead over the Fighting Irish into the 63rd minute of last weekend’s Big East tournament quarterfinal. The final 27 minutes didn’t go according to plan. But in its first postseason game since 2005, Bono said his team learned how to handle a “win-or-go-home” mentality that will only help should Syracuse earn an NCAA tournament berth. “We didn’t know what the postseason felt like — myself included,” said Bono. “But now that we’ve had a taste of what it’s like, we want more.” McInytre thinks there will be more for his team. Without an opponent on the schedule to prepare for, the head coach said he planned on running his practices “as if it were the preseason.” Syracuse may not earn a 19th game this year, but if it does, this week’s preseason tempo at practice will keep McIntyre’s players refreshed and focused on the basics that guided them through their surprisingly successful regular season. That season will end up being Ted Cribley’s last. And the senior team captain can think of no better way to cap it off than by earning an NCAA tournament appearance for the first time in almost 30 years. “We’ve done so much already that you can’t count us out,” Cribley said. “Look at how close we came against some amazingly talented teams. “Of course we would’ve helped ourselves by beating Notre Dame, but even in losing I think we showed what we’d bring to the NCAA tournament.” @nicktoneytweets

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This time the team is confident it will be able to get past the UMass defense, citing minor changes in strategy. This will be a challenge to the team to show it’s able to face adversity by competing against a team that has already beaten it. Ange Bradley,

“We’re a proven team; we’ve beaten the best. As long as we go out and play Syracuse hockey, we’re unbeatable.” Iona Holloway


who was named the 2012 Big East Coach of the Year, said losing to them the first time was a learning experience. “I’m excited to prove what we learned from that game and go back out and have an opportunity to win,” Bradley said.

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The last time Syracuse played Massachusetts in the NCAA tournament was in 2008. The Orange defeated UMass and eventually went to its first and only Final Four. The players are aware that this moment is what they have been working toward all year. Bradley said the stakes are high. “It’s that time of year; it’s one or done,” Bradley said. “First up is UMass, we’ve got to play hard. … The kids are refocused and excited.” Bradley said the team is playing with a sense of urgency but is making sure it isn’t too urgent because it could cause the team to accelerate the game, which could’ve been a problem against Connecticut, she said. Syracuse is excited after a great week of practice and it gives the team the reassurance that it will be able to efficiently execute its game plan. “Just making sure we all have the right mindset and are on the same page,” Millman said. “We know that when we play together is when we’re most successful.” The team is relying on the chemistry and teamwork that has gotten it through a very tough season in which it beat eight ranked opponents. Said Holloway: “We’re a proven team; we’ve beaten the best. As long as we go out and play Syracuse hockey, we’re unbeatable.”

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dry decisions.” The no-huddle offense is based on quickness. Rather than taking the time to huddle — which can lead to anywhere from 40 to 60 seconds elapsing between plays — a no-huddle system is predicated on the quarterback calling the plays at the line of scrimmage. Defenses have little time to make substitutions. When executed properly, it can be a lethal attack. Several teams in the NFL have perfected it. Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning is among the best at running it, and the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady has also made it his trademark style. In college football, teams like Oregon and West Virginia have set the standard for no-huddle offenses. This season, Syracuse decided to accept the challenge. Luckily for Hackett, he already had an idea of how a no-huddle system worked. From 2008 to 2009, he worked for the Buffalo Bills as their offensive quality control coach. During those seasons, he learned the ins and outs of the no-huddle from Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who ran the “K-gun” offense with

“I wish we would’ve had a lot more time. It’s one of those things when we did decide to go to it, we really had to make some cut-and-dry decisions.” Nathaniel Hackett


the Bills from 1986 to 1996. Hackett also picked the brain of Kelly’s former backup, Alex Van Pelt, who was the Bills’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach when Hackett was in Buffalo. Hackett said Kelly and Van Pelt told him if a team is going to commit to the no-huddle offense, it has to be a full commitment. Everything needs to be done with speed in mind. The Orange has run more plays than its opponent in eight of its nine games this season. Only Pittsburgh ran more in its game against SU, but the Panthers held the ball nine minutes longer. Syracuse was fastest in its loss to Cincinnati, running one play about every 18 seconds. It was slowest against Connecticut, averaging one play every 25.6 seconds. Still, that was faster than the pace of a typical offense. “You have to push the tempo,” SU running back Jerome Smith said. “You’ve got to know if you’re tired, you’ve got to let one of those other guys that can come in fresh come in the game.” The Syracuse coaching staff came up with new calls for quarterback Ryan Nassib to make at the line of scrimmage. Marrone said the quarterback is the most important player in a no-huddle offense. He has to immediately see the coverage and adjust on the fly. “The most important aspect was where the pressure was coming from if there was pressure,” Marrone said of his time coaching in the NFL. “Depending on the situation, where the matchup problems were and what we were going to do to take care of that.” Sam Wyche is widely considered the innovator of the no-huddle offense. A former backup quarterback, Wyche became the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984. He implemented the no-huddle as the Bengals’ primary offensive system. The Bengals ran the no-huddle about 40 per-

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cent of every game in 1984. Then when Boomer Esaiason took over as the starting quarterback in 1985, Cincinnati ran it 80 percent of every game, Wyche said. “We left every play as it was,” Wyche said. “We just said to ourselves, ‘We’ve got to find a way to call the plays and give up the privacy of the huddle.’” Wyche’s first step was to revamp the calls. The terms had to be short and to the point. Wyche had the players come up with the new terms. They decided any sweep plays would be nautical terms, including “sailor,” “Popeye” or “pirate.” To give the direction of the play, the quarterback would call out an “R” or “L” word, which could be “rip” or “Liz,” “red” or “yellow,” or “river” or “lake.” When the Bengals were deciding what call to use for plays when the lead back went to the side of the strong safety, Wyche said he asked the players for a name they associated with “boss,” which stood for “back on strong safety.” He expected them to say Sam, but instead the near-unanimous decision was Bruce, for singer Bruce Springsteen, who’s nicknamed the “Boss.” So an example of a no-huddle call would’ve been “pirate, trigger, Bruce.” A sweep to the outside, going to the right, with the block on the strong safety. “When we would go into meetings, we would never say 28 Boss, we’d say Pirate Trigger Bruce. So they kept hearing the word,” Wyche said. “It rolled off the tongue of the quarterback, and everybody knew the play.” Communication was key. In Syracuse’s case, Nassib said going to a no-huddle was a challenge at first. Recognizing the coverage of the defense and then making the right calls at the line quickly took time to learn. “Being able to move quickly, think quickly, but play slow from my position,” Nassib said. “Everyone else has to play fast, but I’ve got to go slow. I’ve got to slow my decision-making process down.” Doing anything slowly in an up-tempo attack can negate the purpose of the no-huddle, which is to get to the line of scrimmage while the defense is still recovering from the previous play. A no-huddle attack wears opposing defenses down as the game progresses. Syracuse has scored 137 points in the second halves of its games this season, compared to just 94 in the first. “You’ve got to constantly move, move, move,” left tackle Justin Pugh said. “We saw in camp that it really affected our defense. If you go out there and you’re able to get them going nonstop, just going at them, going at them, it’s going to wear them down.” Wyche said during the Bengals’ practices, he had the offense practice at a pace that gave the unit 20 seconds of recovery time. Opposing teams, though, might be practicing at a pace of a 60-second recovery time. Occasionally, defenses would resort to slowing down offenses by faking injuries. When the Bengals played against the Seattle Seahawks in the 1988 playoffs, Seahawks nose tackle Joe Nash fell to the turf acting like he was hurt after every second down to give Seattle time to get its nickel defense on the field. Defenses can rarely keep up. That’s true even for coordinators. Hackett said during training camp, he was taking calls away from SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer because there wasn’t enough time to alter the defense. Now the Orange is giving opposing coordinators the same headache. For Hackett and Syracuse, two weeks was enough time to learn the system. So far, the Orange has executed its new challenge. “We had to commit to it and show them that we buy into you guys,” Hackett said. “I think it was more a mutual agreement for everybody.” @chris_iseman



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SU boasts highscoring offense after adoption of no-huddle By Chris Iseman


ziniu chen | staff photographer RYAN NASSIB commands Syracuse’s new no-huddle offense that was finalized just two weeks before the season opener. The Orange has run more plays than eight of its nine opponents using a hurry-up attack that has become popular across college football and in the NFL.

SU looks to avenge loss to UMass in postseason play By Jasmine Watkins STAFF WRITER

Syracuse will enter the NCAA tournament with a clean slate. The Orange will have a week to brush off a heartbreaking loss to Connecticut and return to its dominant ways. Who: Massachusetts No. 5 SyrWhere: University acuse (17-2) Park, Pa. will play No. When: Saturday, TBA 16 UMass (15-8) in the first round of the tournament on Saturday at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex in University Park, Pa. This marks the fifth straight NCAA appearance for the Orange. The team was initially disappointed it didn’t receive a high-enough seed to host the game since SU was nearly unbeatable on its own turf. Syracuse has won its last 36 games at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Still, the Orange is confident it can win anywhere. “I think we were a little disappointed,” forward Kelsey Millman said. “We have what we were given


ziniu chen | staff photographer KELSEY MILLMAN and her SU teammates are looking for revenge against UMass on Saturday. SU lost to the Minutewomen 2-1 in October.

so we need to work off of that and move on, stop worrying about not being at home.” This is a particularly interesting matchup for the Orange. It was about a month ago when UMass handed the team its only loss of the regular season by winning 2-1, halting what could have been the best start in program history. The Orange only scored one goal in that game, unusual for the fastpaced offense the team runs. Also out of the ordinary was the fact that UMass outshot them. Big East Defensive Player of the Year Iona Holloway said the team can’t allow UMass to dictate the game like it did last time. She said Syracuse has to come out aggressively and make sure it doesn’t make the same mistakes it did against the Huskies last weekend. “We’re going to tighten everything up this weekend,” Holloway said. “We know that (losing the Big East championship) was just a setback. It refocused us, made us remember exactly what we want for this season.”



athaniel Hackett had already done much of the work. With only two weeks to change Syracuse’s offensive game plan, the offensive coordinator had to work fast. It foreshadowed the style he’d be coaching throughout the season as Syracuse switched to an up-tempo, no-huddle offense. The change came after Hackett and head coach Doug Marrone saw the Orange’s success running the system during the team’s week at Fort Drum toward the end of training camp. In the following days, they reworked the playbook and came up with terminology that would fit a no-huddle style. Then they went to work on the field, teaching the players a system that’s becoming increasingly popular in college football and the NFL. “I wish we would’ve had a lot more time,” Hackett said. “It’s one of those things when we did decide to go to it, we really had to make some cut-and-



Syracuse will open its season against San Diego State in the Battle on the Midway on the flight deck of the USS Midway at 4 p.m. Sunday. The season opener for the No. 9 Orange and No. 20 Aztecs will be featured on all Fox Sports regional networks. SU is coming off a 34-3 season that ended in the Elite Eight while San Diego State has been to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments and finished last season with a loss to North Carolina State in the second round. Check out this weekend for coverage and photo galleries leading up to the game. See page 19 for a look at the starting lineups and key numbers for the matchup on Sunday.

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