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Candidates focus on agendas By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Rather than an actual dispute, the four Student Association presidential candidates engaged in friendly conversation on Sunday night at the SA presidential debate. Candidate Allie Curtis said she was “really happy the debate remained cordial” throughout, despite the potential for a heated debate given the number of candidates. CitrusTV’s Brian Cheung asked
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ALEC LEMON celebrates by leaping into the stands during Syracuse’s 45- 26 victory over No. 11 Louisville. The wide receiver hauled in two touchdowns as the win moved the Orange to 5-5 on the season and one win away from bowl eligibility with two games left to play. The victory marked the second time that SU knocked off the highest-ranked team in the Big East in as many years. SEE PAGE 12
Voting for Student Association president and comptroller will take place on MySlice from Nov. 12-15. Students can log onto MySlice and click on the “Vote Now” button in the center module.
Fine not charged after 1-year investigation Chancellor’s departure fine a llegations
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Former Syracuse University men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine will not be charged after a nearly yearlong investigation into child molestation accusations. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is closing its investigation due to insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal charges against Fine, who was accused of child molestation last November, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan said. Fine’s
lawyers have been notified of the closed investigation. Approximately 130 witnesses were interviewed, and investigators poured through more than 100,000 pages of documents, including electronic mail messages, travel records and financial records, as well as items seized during the execution of federal search warrants, Duncan said. Neither Fine nor anyone else will be charged. Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement that the university appreciates
the work of the U.S. Attorney and his staff, and that the university took the appropriate step in firing Fine last November. “We cooperated and we appreciate the extensive work the U.S. Attorney and his staff did over these past months,” Quinn said. “The decision last November regarding Mr. Fine’s employment was the appropriate step to take and it was made in the best interest of the University.” Fine was accused on Nov. 17, 2011, of sexually abusing two former
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will not affect Spina By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER
Although Chancellor Nancy Cantor will leave Syracuse University in 2014, Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina said he doesn’t plan on leaving SU in the near future and will continue to do his job as usual. “From my perspective, really not much has changed, other than in a year and a half we will have a new chancellor,” Spina said. “The work
of the university continues and that’s my job to keep on moving forward.” Cantor announced on Oct. 12 that she plans to leave the university when her contract expires in 2014. The search to find SU’s 12th chancellor is expected to take between a year and a year and a half. Having served the university for 24 years and settling with his family in Syracuse, Spina said he has
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Donations to contribute to PR center By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and communications firm W2O Group have partnered to create the W2O Group Center for Social Commerce. Leading the center’s development is Jim Weiss, founder and CEO of W2O and a Newhouse alumnus. Weiss said the center will provide industry insights to students, faculty and the entire SU community. “Our thought was ‘Let’s work together to create innovative products, services, offerings.’ Who knows what we’ll come up with,” Weiss said. “We as a communications company will work with the top communications school in the country, and one that my heart is very strong toward.” Weiss officially announced the center at Newhouse’s “PR Day” on Friday. He said the growth of his business made him want to give back to SU and help teach the next generation. Weiss will personally donate $100,000 to the project. With this money, he hopes to create a “living curriculum.” The donation will primarily fund W2O guest lectures and traveling expenses to the various W2O offices, allowing faculty and students to interact with the firm’s clients and learn, Weiss said. W2O will also help the school create new classes and update the curriculum. Newhouse faculty will work with W2O staff, many of which are alumni, to develop the center. The center’s home will be in the public relations department, according to a Nov. 9 W2O news release. Weiss said he has always believed in Newhouse and has had great professional experiences with the school’s students. He said the center will provide further collaborations between W2O and
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THE EVENT The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications hosted “PR Day” on Nov. 9. The event featured different public relations alumni guest speakers, and was sponsored by the Newhouse Department of Public Relations and the William P. Ehling Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
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A group of Special Olympics New York athletes and supporters and members of SU’s sport management club dance in a flash mob on the Quad on Saturday. The groups were dancing in support of the Central New York Polar Plunge, an event in which participants, referred to as “plungers,” raise money for the Special Olympics by asking for donations from family and friends in support of their efforts. The event is dubbed the Polar Plunge because participants enter the cold waters of Oneida Lake. The Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Candidates question one another’s experience By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR
In a heated debate, Student Association comptroller candidates Stephen DeSalvo and Osarumwense Pat-Osagie fired retorts back and forth on one another’s qualifications on Sunday evening. C it r u s T V ’s Brian Cheung moderated the debate, asking the candidates several policy questions as well as questions from the audience and submitted via Twitter. DeSalvo started the debate by explaining how his experience as comptroller makes him qualified. As comptroller, he said, he has implemented new policies within SA to help the Finance Board make fair and equal decisions in allocating money. “My leadership focus isn’t so much on task management or delegation, but on transformational leadership; one that’s set precedent and encourages others to follow,” he said.
Pat-Osagie said he is qualified for comptroller because of his leadership on campus and his attendance and organization of events. If elected, Pat-Osagie said, he will weight different events in terms of planning difficulty when organizations apply for funding. DeSalvo said he will continue to treat all organizations fairly and
“You want someone to know the process. You want someone that knows what’s going on, and my opponent lacks this.”
apply the current rules to determine if organizations are eligible for requested funding. But, he said, this is not his decision; it’s the decision of the Finance Board. When asked about potential plans for the tier system, Pat-Osagie said
he understands why the system exists, but does not agree with it. If elected, he said he will use the system to gauge the event, and then apply appropriate funding. This response, DeSalvo said, highlighted Pat-Osagie’s lack of knowledge and experience. If reelected, he said he will continue to use the tier system in order to make accurate and fair decisions regarding campus organizations. Both candidates said they have plans to further improve transparency within the Finance Board. Pat-Osagie said he wants to create a consulting committee that will help advise different organizations on funding and improve communication between the groups and SA. He also wants to create an event planning committee to help organizations in their planning. But DeSalvo said this would only bring bias into the system. Instead, he said he will continue to provide in-depth financial training to organizations. He also plans to expand the SA website by putting information about the funds each organization receives online.
A quality that DeSalvo is missing, Pat-Osagie said, is his ability to connect with the SU community. “Stephen doesn’t know what’s going on in the community,” he said. “As comptroller, you want to know how important these different events are to the community.” In response, DeSalvo said he “wished we had a fact-checker at the debate.” The Finance Board, not the comptroller, is responsible for determining how much money organizations receive, he said. He also dismissed Pat-Osagie’s argument that he’s disconnected from SU. DeSalvo said his opponent lacks experience with the Finance Board, specifically regarding rules and deadlines. “You want someone to know the process. You want someone that knows what’s going on, and my opponent lacks this,” DeSalvo said. Voting for SA candidates began Monday at midnight and continues until Thursday. Students must log on to their MySlice accounts to vote. email@example.com @MerNewman93
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The Onondagan Yearbook: Coleman’s platform ideal for voters in small organizations “Best Kept Secret.” That’s the theme we gave to The Onondagan Yearbook this year, one of Syracuse University’s longest-standing traditions. We can’t think of a better way to show off our brand new theme than to endorse Syracuse University’s best-kept secret in the Student Association presidential election—Kyle Coleman. In the 2012 race, Coleman is the candidate you don’t know much about, but should. He’s humble, yet strongly goal-oriented and wants to create an SA that shows results by working as a team. As an organization, we respect Coleman’s
fiscal concern and his financial responsibility. His time on the SA Finance Board allows him to speak knowledgeably about monetary matters. With his plan to handle budgets more appropriately, there will be an opportunity for student organizations to receive larger funds from SA. We value his ability to delegate and respect his humility. While explaining his platform to our staff, Coleman said “a good president will point you to the right person to get things done.” He has the knowledge to refer students to the right person in any situation. This kind of teamwork within SA
First Year Players: Alampi’s ‘Connecting Cuse’ platform helps well-being of students On behalf of First Year Players, we are proud to endorse PJ Alampi for Student Association president. As one of the largest performing arts organizations on campus, FYP strives to provide first-year students and the entire student body with an opportunity to enrich their SU experience through creativity. We feel Alampi’s goals best reflect the missions of our organization and our campus. We are proud to stand behind Alampi’s platform of “Connecting Cuse” because it stands to improve the functionality of student organizations and the well-being of students. The three pillars of his plan address the three major aspects of student life: educational opportunities, clubs and organizations, and life “off the Hill.” His involvement in the Student Association, especially his tenure as the chairman of Student Life Committee, has given him the necessary experience to lead the Student Association and ultimately better the experience of the Syracuse University student body. As SA president, Alampi would strive to provide greater support for registered student organizations. He plans to do this by organizing an RSO mentorship program, implementing monthly workshops and increasing assembly representation at student events. These ideas focus on one word: collabo-
ration. Student organizations, and inherently the students within these organizations, can benefit immensely from working with other groups to improve their operations. In addition to doing volunteer work on campus, First Year Players prides itself in getting involved off campus to benefit the community. The resources in the city have typically been untapped by a large majority of Syracuse students, despite the major opportunities they provide. Alampi will work to get the SU community engaged both on campus as well as in the greater Syracuse community. Aside from his goals and missions as president of SA, Alampi will make an excellent president because of his love of this university. Alampi is an outstanding leader, and his passion and drive are unmatched by the other candidates. He is involved in this campus in so many ways, and his reach will allow him to improve the lives of students from all different realms of this university. On behalf of First Year Players, our executive board and all of our active members, we would like to officially endorse Alampi for president of the Student Association 57th Session.
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will generate more quantifiable results. We also appreciate his plan to encourage SA representatives to spend office hours on outreach to student organizations. Personal interactions will create a bond between SA and smaller groups, which is presently lacking. SA should have a partnership with other organizations on campus, supporting them in more ways than just determining a budget. One of Coleman’s ideas is to help promote these organizations using SA’s resources. As many small groups struggle with marketing, this vision
should be important for those organizations all around campus, as it is for us. We encourage other student groups to support Coleman’s views. Since 1885, The Onondagan has documented life at SU for students to remember decades after. In 2012, we encourage you to vote Kyle Coleman for SA president so we can document new traditions and historic changes that we’re sure he will succeed in making as the leader of this university.
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Former SA comptroller: DeSalvo not just logical choice for position, but only choice A natural occurrence on campus each year is a “changing of the guard,” when upperclassmen relinquish leadership roles/positions they held in campus organizations and hand the reigns to younger students ready to take on new challenges. For those leaving office, one natural feeling reigns supreme: “I hope the guy after me doesn’t screw up everything I did.” In two years as Student Association comptroller, I spent countless hours working with groups, reviewing budgets and making improvements to the budget process. After all this work, it would have been natural to have reservations about surrendering my position to a sophomore member of the finance board. Only thing is I didn’t feel any of that, and the lack of fear had everything to do with the man I was handing my position to. The man was none other than current Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo. I remember first meeting DeSalvo the night he was initially elected into SA and immediately recognizing his potential to one day be a strong leader of the organization. DeSalvo served two semesters on the finance board under my leadership and was always the strongest member of the board. He showed mastery of the financial vision and codes, and was always gathering more information about the budget process and possible improvements.
DeSalvo’s initiative resulted in yourstudentfee. syr.edu, a website he created to increase the transparency of student activity fee allocation. During his time as comptroller he has continued to make improvements to the budget process, the most recent of which resulted in the application process being moved online, making the process exponentially more convenient for student organizations. Did you wonder why this semester’s budget meeting — a meeting that has previously taken upward of three hours to complete — took just 30 minutes? Check the man behind the process. The guy who knows this job inside and out, and clearly at this point is one of the most effective comptrollers in recent history. The student body cannot afford to elect a candidate to this position who as recently as last week was asking Office of Student Activities employees what the responsibilities of SA comptroller include. The many responsibilities cannot be explained in a five-minute meeting and cannot be understood without previous experience within SA and on the finance board — experiences not be found on Pat-Osagie’s resume. DeSalvo is not the logical choice for SA comptroller. He is the only choice.
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e5m peer theater troupe finds Jerk Magazine article offers misguided information As members of the Advocacy Center peer theater troupe, e5m, we would like to express our concerns about an article published in Jerk Magazine in October 2012. We found this article to be problematic as well as a source of misguided information. As volunteers of the Advocacy Center, we work as peer leaders to create opportunities for people to grow and explore how they function in relationships to diminish the occurrence of relationship and/or sexual violence. We promote meaningful dialogue on campus and hope that this will help lead
to a safe and caring community that will not tolerate violence. The title of the Jerk article “F*** Me, Maybe?: ‘No’ doesn’t always mean ‘no’” is misleading. Unlike it is stated in the article, “no” does not mean “try harder.” “No” is not up for debate. The only way to give consent is with a “yes,” and if there is an absence of such, one should not assume that consent has been given. Sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor. It is the responsibility of the person initiating sexual contact to make sure he or she has consent. We encourage students to become
informed about the true nature of consent. The Jerk article also hypothesizes that men bow to their “unparalleled horniness,” and pressure and manipulate women to fulfill their sexual desires. Consequently, according to this article, if a woman is not affirmative enough, a man will take what he wants, and if he’s “smacked with a rape charge” in the morning, then he can claim that he just didn’t understand the woman’s wishes. We’d like to point out that a very small percentage of men commit this act of violence. The truth is, most men don’t commit rape.
The article implies that rape is an issue that only occurs between men and women. While most survivors of reported sexual assault cases are women, we’d like to make it clear that people of all genders and sexual orientations are survivors of sexual violence. Sexual violence is about one person using sex as a means to exert power over another. For anyone with questions or concerns, the Advocacy Center is here for you , 24/7, confidential. Sincerely,
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Editorial Board backs Coleman in SA race For the Student Association presidential race, The Daily Orange Editorial Board endorses Kyle Coleman. The four presidential candidates each presented their platforms to the editorial board on Sunday afternoon. An overwhelming majority of the board favored Coleman over the other three candidates with a 10-1 vote. Ten members supported Coleman for these reasons: • Coleman has enough SA experience to handle the job, but not too much to be blinded by the pitfalls of the organization. • He has a plan to restructure the way members are held responsible. The plan would cut out some of the bureaucracy within the organization and would make the members more active. • Coleman wants to eliminate wasteful spending within SA and repurpose it for students. • To make students care more about SA, he plans to reorganize the organization. Students will likely care more if they see SA make progress. • Coleman has direct experience on the Finance Board, which is an integral component of SA that presidents need to understand. • Coleman plans on creating a more open forum style of SA so there
EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board are fewer closed doors and so more students can get involved. Though electing Coleman could be a risk for the organization, the editorial board thinks SA needs a risk. If elected, he needs a strong plan to transition into the position because he lacks the experience other candidates have. He would also need to appoint cabinet members who have enough SA experience to help him in places that may be his weakness. Lastly, as a quadruple major and someone involved in other organizations, Coleman has plenty of commitments. To fill the presidential role fully, he needs to cut down on some of them, which he said he plans on doing. One board member supported Allie Curtis, the current SA vice president, for the position, citing her SA experience. Other members did not feel comfortable endorsing her. Curtis would be a repeat of the Dylan Lustig administration, one which The Daily Orange Editorial Board does not feel has accomplished much. She focuses heavily on SA and its internal aspects, and she would not see beyond the organization. Curtis also runs the risk of becom-
ing a “one-woman show” and accomplishing the goals herself, rather than delegating tasks among SA members. Some of her campaign goals could be accomplished at a lower level than the presidency. The SA president should focus on the bigger picture. PJ Alampi is chair of the Student Life Committee. No members of the editorial board felt strongly enough to support Alampi, and one reason is he does not seem to have experience in the other facets of SA. Alampi’s campaign picks at issues on campus that can be accomplished by a committee rather than the president. He wants SA to be more adversarial than governmental, but the organization serves as the student government. No members felt strongly enough to support the fourth candidate, assembly representative Iggy Nava. A majority of Nava’s experience comes from beyond Syracuse University and SA. He does not seem to know enough to fully accomplish the job. Nava’s plans are not as tangible as the other candidates. Progress is often measured in tangible results, and his ideas would not translate. Nava’s plans are also not very SUcentric. The SA president needs to focus on problems that concern and affect a majority of students.
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Curtis, Iggy Nava, Kyle Coleman and PJ Alampi, the four candidates, several questions. They were also asked questions by the audience and questions submitted via Twitter. Despite the difference in platforms, all four candidates agreed with one another on the importance of producing results for the student body. Nava referenced his platform, “The University We Want,” which highlights the importance of SA expanding and reaching all types of students on campus, including international students. He also said the involvement of more students on campus will create better success within SA. Coleman said the three basic pillars of his campaign are based around the idea of producing results, instead of just talking about them. He said he wants to address the segregation issue on campus by selecting a representative from each organization on campus, in addition to faculty and administrators, and plan events on campus that involve the entire community. The second pillar involves safety. Coleman wants the Department of Public Safety to clearly lay out a plan to improve student safety on campus to avoid more DPS email alerts. For the final pillar, Coleman said he wants to clean up SA, so that it’s “more result-based.” Alampi agreed with the other candidates on how there is a disconnect with the student organizations on campus and said this issue is the main focus of his campaign. As president, Alampi would help provide for all of the student organizations by helping them to improve public relations, budget properly and work together overall.
“It’s really about the larger picture which is Syracuse University; that’s why we’re here,” Alampi said. “We’re not about the residence halls or academic colleges. We’re Syracuse.” Curtis said her campaign focuses on “real issues with real results.” The results she will produce if elected are further promoting civic and community engagement; changing the regulations regarding internships and bettering the way students obtain them; and promoting active advocacy with full repre-
“It’s really about the larger picture which is Syracuse University; that’s why we’re here. We’re not about the residence halls or academic colleges. We’re Syracuse.” PJ Alampi
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sentation in SA. Through their platforms, the four candidates also hope to further connect with, inform and involve students in SA. Alampi said he hopes to fix the current gap between students and SA by going out with the general assembly and talking to students. Instead of talking about the different issues in small committees, Alampi said, the issues would be talked about in a larger group. Curtis said that as vice president she has increased student involvement in SA. If elected, she will work toward reaching 100 percent representation. Specifically, Curtis wants to better
connect and re-engage the SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry communities. Nava said he wants to improve transparency, which is a major problem within SA. To fix this, Nava wants to establish campus organization liaisons to improve student feedback on various issues. “The thing about the liaisons is that it won’t be a one-way street,” Nava said. “It’s not that they’re coming to us with problems, it’s also that we’re going to go to them.” Coleman said the three other candidates were missing the “crux of the issue.” Students aren’t engaged in SA, he said, because they don’t see SA produce results. He said his results will make students more involved and aware of the issues. “If they’re not getting anything out of us, of course they’re not going to be engaged,” he said. In an interview after the debate, Nava said he was happy with his performance and said this debate showed which candidates had substance in their policies. Curtis said after the debate she thought it highlighted her policies and that her active involvement in every committee in SA gives her an edge as a candidate. When voting next week, Alampi said after the debate, he wants students to focus on the four candidates’ overall experiences, not just their specific plans. Coleman, however, disagrees. After the debate he said he wants voters to focus on the specific plans and issues, instead of the campaign fluff that many of the candidates presented in the past couple of weeks. Voting for SA candidates began Monday at midnight and continues until Thursday. Students must log on to their MySlice accounts to vote. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sustainable learning ESF creates new major to focus on efficient energy management
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s SUNY-ESF students prepare to register for classes next semester, they have a new major to consider when making their choices. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry added a new sustainable energy management major after an eight-month approval process involving faculty, the SUNY system and New York state. The major will be part of the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management. The department hosts most of the management programs, so the new major was a natural fit, said David Newman, chair of the department. The major is geared toward students that want to make a difference in responsible energy consumption, Newman said. “The market that we see is for students who have an interest and concern in sustainability energy, and how it is utilized by companies, cities and towns, and how they are thinking for alternative energy courses,” he said. Newman said he felt there would be sufficient interest and demand for this major based on feedback he has received and the growing popularity of sustainability energy across all fields. “What is different about our program is that this isn’t an energy science program,” Newman said. “Our students are training to assist companies in their energy consumption choices.” The major has followed in the footsteps of what was once the minor in environmental science and renewable energy, Newman said. It will be an interdisciplinary major that will combine courses in energy, management, policy, forestry and environmental science. Despite only getting approval in August and introducing it to incoming freshmen and transfers only weeks before school started, 12 students have already enrolled in the new major, Newman said. Ryan O’Connor is one of the 12 students who declared the major. He said he chose it because it allows him to study microeconomics and management of renewable energy systems. O’Connor said he is learning from ESF how to improve the marketability of renewable energy systems and make them more economically feasible and environmental friendly. After graduation, he said, he plans to use his degree to work as an energy economist or a director for renewable energy for the federal government. The major will focus on understanding how energy is used and how it affects the environment, said Michael Kelleher, executive director of energy and sustainability who is a faculty member in the program, in an email. While the United States contains less than 5 percent of the world’s population, it consumes more than 20 percent of the world’s energy, Kelleher said. “We need to engage people to think about the energy they use, get us all to use less, and make what we use more sustainable,” he said. Newman said it has been a virtually effortless add-on as most of the classes already existed, although a few business classes are being added to make for a more comprehensive program. The future for the major looks bright, as Newman said he is expecting more students to enroll in the coming year based on the interest level from incoming students that he met during open houses. email@example.com
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no intention of leaving SU anytime soon and is “not on the job market.” He has two daughters; a senior and a freshman in high school. Spina began formally serving as vice chancellor and provost, a top position in the chancellor’s cabinet, in 2007. In addition to serving as vice chancellor and provost, Spina is a tenured faculty member for mechanical and aerospace engineering and former dean of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science. Spina said he does not plan to pursue the role of chancellor at SU or another university, but would like to leave administration and return to teaching and research at some point. Before Spina was appointed vice chancellor and provost, Cantor worked with Deborah Freund, who served with chancellor Kenneth “Buzz” Shaw as vice chancellor and provost. Spina said he would be open to working with the future chancellor if asked. Cantor, who began her tenure in 2004, based her decision to leave on the amount of time she has spent at the university, Spina said. “Every year has had its shares of joys and challenges, and some of these joys and challenges are very public and some are very private,” he said. Spina said Cantor did speak with him before
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Syracuse University ball boys, Bobby Davis and his stepbrother Mike Lang. SU fired Fine 10 days later. Fine has denied all accusations. Davis and Lang both accused Fine of molesting them during the 1980s when they were teenagers. Lang denied being molested when The Post-Standard investigated Davis’ initial accusation in 2002. Two men, Zach Tomaselli and Floyd VanHooser, came forward and said Fine molested them as well, but they eventually admitted they lied. Upon receiving the allegations that Fine had engaged in sexual activity with minors, the U.S. Attorney’s Office opened the investigation, working closely with the Syracuse Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service, which provides assistance in investigations regarding the exploitation of children, Duncan said. The Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI provided specialized investigative support as well. In analyzing the investigation’s results, Duncan said the U.S. Attorney’s Office applied the Department of Justice’s principles of federal prosecution, which seek an indictment only when “admissible evidence will probably be sufficient to obtain and sustain a conviction.” Duncan said the U.S. Attorney’s Office had not developed sufficient credible evidence. Closing the case, however, does not constitute a conclusion as to what may or may not have happened. Chief Frank Fowler of SPD issued a statement on Friday afternoon, addressing the end of the investigation.
“Although this alleged abuse had occurred many years ago, we believed that it was our duty and obligation to conduct a thorough and intensive investigation into this matter.”
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“One year ago the Syracuse Police Department was presented with compelling evidence and allegations of child sexual abuse. Although this alleged abuse had occurred many years ago, we believed that it was our duty and obligation to conduct a thorough and intensive investigation in to this matter to be sure that there was no other current or ongoing abuse of children,” Fowler said in the statement. “We also felt it was important to investigate whether any steps were taken to conceal this alleged abuse,” the statement continued. “This year long investigation has determined that no state or federal charges are possible at this time.” A call made to Fine’s DeWitt home on Friday morning was not returned and no one answered the door Sunday when a Daily Orange reporter visited seeking his comment. —Staff writer Debbie Truong contributed reporting to this article. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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nate shron | staff photographer BRANDON TRICHE soars through the lane for a contested layup. Windy conditions outdoors aboard the USS Midway in San Diego made perimeter play useless as Syracuse and San Diego State combined to make just two 3-pointers. The Orange attempted just four 3-pointers and instead operated largely near the rim, scoring 44 of its 62 points from inside the paint.
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SU overcomes weather to win historic season opener aboard USS Midway
By Michael Cohen
BOARD USS MIDWAY, SAN DIEGO, Calif. — On a cloudless day with seasonably warm temperatures rolling through San Diego Harbor, the Battle on the Midway presented contrasting images both gorgeous and grotesque. The setting — a court and grandstands erected on the flight deck of
the USS Midway — was stunning, as 5,119 fans packed the bleachers and created a raucous environment for the year’s only successful game aboard an aircraft carrier in three attempts. The game — a sloppy, disjointed 62-49 victory for ninth-ranked Syracuse (1-0) over No. 20 San Diego State (0-1) — was painful, as the breezes intensified throughout the game and both teams struggled to shoot, pass or put forth any semblance of attractive basketball. But such is the
product of an indoor sport moved outside, into the elements and out of the gymnasium, some 200 feet above the ground with no guarantee of cooperation from Mother Nature. “I’m proud of these guys because this was a tough day,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “This was a hard game to get to the basket. And C.J. Fair, Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche got to the basket and made some hard plays, very hard plays.
That was the only way you were going to score. You weren’t going to make any jump shots.” The proof is in the shot chart, which shows just one made 3-pointer in 18 attempts by San Diego State. And the proof lies at the free-throw line, where San Diego State missed 19 times and shot a lowly 42.4 percent for the game. Syracuse countered by scoring 55 of its 62 points in the paint or at the free-throw line. Triche and Carter-
Williams combined for 32 points in the game, none of which were jump shots. The team attempted only four 3-pointers in total and none in the second half. In this game with this wind — the breezes picked up significantly after halftime — Boeheim’s 2-3 zone baited the Aztecs into futile longrange shots and turned aside 10 others from inside the arc. Sophomore forward Rakeem Christmas blocked five shots alone and altered perhaps twice that. By game’s end, Syracuse held a 44-30 advantage in points in the paint. “I don’t know how good Syracuse is or how good they’re going to be, but I know one thing,” San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher said. “They’re not going to get any shorter. And they gave us fits with 10 blocked shots and at least that many that they altered and came flying on
C.J. FAIR dribbles past a defender in Syracuse’s 62-49 victory over San Diego State. Fair led the Orange with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and made SU’s only 3-pointer early in the game. any number of what looked like were going to be easy ones that rolled off and didn’t go in for us.” The Aztecs began the game shooting at the more open end of the court, which lacked the additional wind
protection provided by the USS Midway’s control tower. The result was 10 missed free throws in the team’s first 13 attempts and zero 3-pointers made. Syracuse took full advantage and surged to a 17-4 lead less than nine minutes into the game. Fair, who finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, connected on his team’s only three successful jump shots from outside the paint during this stretch, including a 3-pointer from the left wing. After that, it was layup or bust. “It’s kind of ironic,” Boeheim said. “C.J. made a jumper and 3 to start the game. And those were the only two jump shots we made the entire game. We made those early and got that cushion.” It saddled San Diego State with the task of climbing back from a 14-point halftime deficit while bat-
tling both Syracuse and the stiff breeze. The Aztecs shot — flung might be a better word — 14 3-pointers in the second half, connecting only once. The one successful 3 was a line drive by James Rahon that rattled home, its trajectory bereft of arc. As it became clear that the game was out of reach by the midway point of the second half, a “Let’s go Orange!” chant erupted from a crowd in which roughly 40 percent of spectators wore that color. The environment was tremendous, the spectacle unparalleled and the decision to move the game from Friday to Sunday turned out to be the proper one on a breathtaking afternoon in San Diego.
There were no regrets for either team — merely lasting memories. “I’m happy we were here, I’m proud that we’re here, I’m proud to be on the Midway,” Boeheim said. “It’s a great story, and the fans were great. It was a great event.” The game felt more like a schoolyard romp than a top-20 matchup. And quality basketball was exchanged for picturesque views. But for one day and for one game and in one unforgettable setting, Sunday’s trade seemed more than fair. “It was very exciting,” Triche said. “It brings you back to your younger days when you don’t care so much about the way you play; you’re just out there playing.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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SHOCKER Syracuse cruises past undefeated Louisville for 1st win over Top 10 BCS opponent in decade
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much of their final two seasons defined by disappointment.
yan Nassib and Alec Lemon embraced
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and downs and just that moment, taking
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Syracuse’s potential finally realized in victory over undefeated Louisville
or nine games, frustration defined Syracuse’s season. Penalties, turnovers and mental mistakes repeatedly held back a team that head coach Doug Marrone felt was better than its record indicated. Marrone said it after a demoralizing loss to Minnesota dropped the Orange to 1-3. He remained steadfast in his belief even after the same gaffes cost Syracuse in its fifth loss of the season to Cincinnati On Saturday, the Orange players finally backed up their coach’s words with a 45-26 rout of No. 11 Louisville in the Carrier Dome. “We always knew we were good,” linebacker Siriki Diabate said. “We always knew that once we played mistake-free and we don’t turn the ball over, we could beat any team in the country. “And that’s just what we did today. We came out and just did the same the coach was preaching all year.” But heading into the matchup with Louisville, Marrone channeled all that frustration and heightened the message. The day after his team’s 35-24 setback to the Bearcats, the head coach told his players the undefeated Cardinals were beatable. Take away the penalties — the holds, the personal fouls, the late hits — and the
that’s respect turnovers, and the Orange could pull the upset. “They’re not Goliath and we’re not David,” SU center Macky MacPherson said Marrone told the team. “We’re Syracuse, we’ve lost some close games, lost some heartbreakers, we’ve beaten ourselves more than we feel like anyone else has beaten us.” Four of Syracuse’s losses came in part due to the team’s undisciplined play. A 42-41 loss to Northwestern in the opener saw the Orange turn the ball over three times and commit 12 penalties for 72 yards. SU fell short by a touchdown against Minnesota — a team that has lost four of its last six games — due largely to four turnovers and 10 penalties. Four more turnovers cost SU in a 23-15 setback to Rutgers on the road. And in its last loss to Cincinnati, the team committed 12 penalties for
104 yards and gave away two fumbles. The penalties killed momentum. They limited the playbook and destroyed SU’s confidence. Marrone pointed to the turnovers after each week, blaming himself for failing to prepare the team. The frustration built with each loss. And with only three games remaining, Marrone expressed that frustration in the week leading up to the Louisville game. “We communicated early on what is that frustration and identified by not being able to make plays,” Marrone said. “Then we identified going through a process of how we can make sure that we don’t make those types of mistakes that we weren’t able to come back to.” And Marrone’s speech to start the week set the tone. If Syracuse played to its potential, Marrone saw a team that could not only compete with Louisville, but one that could also come away with a victory. MacPherson credits Marrone for preparing the team during the week. The game plan was there. The practices were crisp. SU was ready for the challenge. “I can tell you this is the first time I wasn’t
nervous all season,” MacPherson said. “I stepped out there and I thought to myself, ‘We’re just going to go out there and play football just like it’s practice,’ and that’s really what happened; first play of the game was exactly what we practiced for three days in a row.” With only two games to play, Syracuse needs to be that prepared and focused every day the rest of the way. Since training camp, Marrone has stressed a day-by-day approach. The players reiterated that after the game. While they are all aware that they only need one more win to reach a bowl game — a position that didn’t seem possible during their five losses — they choose to stay focused on this Saturday’s Missouri game. “We knew we could do it,” Diabate said. “Sometimes we might fall short and even make some mistakes, but we know what we can do once we put it all together.” Syracuse did that for the first time all season with the 19-point win over Louisville. Now the challenge is to match that effort in the final two games. Ryne Gery is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Orange opens season with blowout victory against Fairleigh Dickinson By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER
Quentin Hillsman called a timeout with 19 seconds left in the first half. When play resumed, Rachel Coffey drove to the basket and drew a double team. She dished the ball off to Carmen Tyson-Thomas near the SYRACUSE 94 top of the key, and the guard drained a FDU 47 Syracuse 3-pointer as time expired. The shot capped a 12-0 run for the Orange. Syracuse (1-0) cruised to an easy victory in its season opener on Sunday night in the Carrier Dome, as the Orange pulverized Fairleigh Dickinson (0-2) 94-47 in front of 783 fans. Kayla Alexander dominated in all facets of the game for Syracuse, finishing with 20 points, 10 rebounds, eight blocks and four steals. After getting off to a 24-3 start, SU never looked back and beat down on the Knights with conviction. “When we first came out I said, ‘Please don’t start the game with five turnovers and being down 10-0. Everybody just relax. Calm down,’” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “They went out and played tough. That’s what you’re worried about when you start freshmen, but they did a masterful job.” After experimenting with various starting lineups over the past few weeks in practice, Hillsman decided to test his highly touted freshman
class right away. Brianna Butler, Brittney Sykes and Cornelia Fondren all started for SU along with veterans Elashier Hall and Alexander. Sykes had 11 points, and Butler added 10, as Syracuse’s freshmen thrived in their first regular-season game. On her first touch, Butler’s heel grazed the sideline as she hesitated and drove toward the basket. After that turnover, though, Butler played a nearly flawless game, drilling her first shot from the same sideline with 15:40 to go in the half and adding another 3-pointer later in the half. “Once I started hitting shots I felt comfortable,” Butler said. Butler didn’t know she’d get the start until a few days prior to the game, and said she was surprised by how fast the game moved. She said she was a bit puzzled when she found herself out of breath from running up and down the court. Hillsman was pleased with his team’s ability to force FDU into sloppy turnovers and turn defense into offense. The Orange elicited 29 turnovers and was able to score in bunches throughout the game thanks to a strong defensive effort. “One of the things we wanted to do coming into this game was apply pressure and get some easy baskets,” Hillsman said. “We got 39 points off turnovers, which was big for us, and is some-
sam maller | asst. photo editor KAYLA ALEXANDER blocks a shot in Syracuse’s 94-47 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Alexander blocked eight shots and posted a double-double in SU’s season opener. thing that we hadn’t done no matter who we’ve played in the last few years.” FDU never led, and the Orange used 32 points in the paint and 23 fastbreak points to come away with the victory. The Orange also got 50 points from its bench, as Shakeya Leary tallied 11 and Tyson-Thomas chipped in with 10. Alexander said the 3-point shooting was so lethal in the first half that she didn’t need to do much. Rather than force offense, she drew double teams and found open teammates. Then in the second half, Alexander took over. Rachel Coffey, who finished with nine assists, burst past a Fairleigh Dickinson defend-
er, craftily dribbled behind her back and found Alexander perched under the basket. Alexander used her 6-foot-4-inch frame to lay the ball up and in off the glass, putting the Orange up 50, 89-39. Alexander had eight points during a twominute stretch midway through the second half and used Coffey’s pinpoint passes to outmuscle undersized FDU defenders. “It was a team effort,” Alexander said. “They were knocking down 3s. Then in the second half I did what I needed to do and did work down low. My teammates fed me.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fair shines, Franklin struggles in Battle on the Midway win By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER
ABOARD USS MIDWAY, SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In a game that was ultimately decided by antithetical beginnings, the contrasting performances from each team’s star shed light on the bigger picture. While one struggled, the other surged. One was splendid, and the other self-destructed. Behind a torrid start from C.J. Fair, and an inversely horrific one from San Diego
“It was important to get that lead. You couldn’t really shoot 3s, so we were basically trading baskets. And that kind of hurt them because they couldn’t really get over the hump.”
State’s Jamaal Franklin, Syracuse raced to a 13-point advantage less than 10 minutes into the game. The lead was never relinquished,
Franklin never recovered and Fair compiled arguably the best game of his career with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a 62-49 victory in the Battle on the Midway in San Diego Harbor. “I felt really confident coming into the game,” Fair said. “And I saw that I was feeling it early, so I just tried to see how far it could go.” Fair guided the Orange to a 17-4 lead by the 11:51 mark of the first half, as he poured in seven of his team’s first nine points. He took full advantage of the calm breezes that fluttered lightly across the flight deck of the USS Midway in the first half by burying a pair of jumpers in the opening minutes. His midrange jump shot from the left baseline broke a 2-2 tie, and San Diego State never knotted the game or took the lead from that point on. Three possessions later, Fair drilled his team’s only 3-pointer of the game on the left wing. “The first couple shots I had available were jumpers,” Fair said. “I took them and I made them. But you could see as far as the conditions out here that a lot of shots were getting altered by the wind. We didn’t want to just settle on jumpers instead of getting to the basket.” Where Fair refused to settle for jumpers following his first two makes, Franklin, the reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, grew content. He missed all six of his 3-point attempts on Sunday, four of which came
in the second half when the winds picked up significantly. Franklin’s afternoon began inauspiciously, and he turned the ball over three times in the first 2:10 of the game. By the time he managed to enter the scoring column, there were less than five minutes remaining in the half and his team trailed by double digits. He scored just two points in the first half on 1-for-3 shooting and missed all four of his free-throw attempts. His turnover total stood at six. His counterpart, Fair, finished the half with 11 points and six rebounds. “I’ve played against a lot of good teams, but they’re definitely up there in the top five of the best defensive teams we played,” Franklin said. It was a statement personified by Baye Moussa Keita’s chase-down block with 11:22 remaining in the second half. Franklin emerged ahead of the pack on a fast break for what appeared to be an easy right-handed dunk. But Keita raced down the court to block the ball at the rim with his right hand. A foul was called, and Franklin hit both free throws, but it showed he would get no easy baskets against the Orange — fast break or otherwise. Franklin finished the game with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting and committed seven turnovers while missing seven free throws. “They are really big, and it was frustrating that we couldn’t score,” Franklin said. “When you have someone real big in front of you, it
makes it a lot more frustrating.” Meanwhile, Franklin was tasked with guarding Fair for much of the game. And though he said his goal was to keep Fair out of the paint, he failed in that regard. Twelve of Fair’s 17 points were scored in the lane, including a crucial tip in off a miss by Michael Carter-Williams midway through the second half that ended a quick 4-0 run by the Aztecs that saw them pull within 12. Franklin allowed Fair to pull in just two offensive rebounds, but they both resulted in points for the Orange. “I thought when we made a couple of runs and had a little bit of momentum going, we said, ‘One more stop, one more stop,’” San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher said. “Either we couldn’t make a stop, or when we did and had an opportunity, we weren’t able to capitalize on it there.” By that time, though, the winds had picked up and the hole was too deep to climb out of. Fair’s initial outburst seized control for Syracuse early, and when coupled with Franklin’s dreadful performance, it sealed a victory for the Orange. “It was important to get that lead,” Fair said. “You couldn’t really shoot 3s, so we were basically trading baskets. And that kind of hurt them because they couldn’t really get over the hump.”
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eligibility, shocking Louisville (9-1, 4-1) 45-26 in front of 40,312 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The touted Cardinals offense led by Teddy Bridgewater never clicked against a swarming SU defense. And the Orange offense never slowed, beating the UofL defense with an even balance of 278 yards rushing largely from Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, and a big day through the air for Nassib and Lemon. It was Syracuse’s biggest victory since it defeated No. 11 West Virginia 49-23 in the Dome last October, and the program’s first victory over a team ranked in the Top 10 in the Bowl Championship Series since it earned a 50-42 win over No. 8 Virginia Tech in 2002. “We’re proud of how they played in three phases,” Marrone said. “It just shows that when you have the capability of executing this way, we’re a very good football team.” The dominant performance by the Orange prompted Louisville head coach Charlie Strong to say he was “very embarrassed” for his program, which suffered its first loss of the season after cruising to nine wins and climbing to No. 9 in the BCS rankings. “We didn’t play well as a football team — offense, defense or special teams,” Strong said. “When that happens to you and you have those types of issues, it’s what happens — you come into an environment like this and lose a game.” Louisville struggled from the start.
FOOTBA LL Bridgewater and the Cardinals offense had to burn two timeouts during their first drive, failing to stay composed in front of a raucous Carrier Dome crowd. Louisville settled for a field goal to tie the game 3-3. The score was even at 10-10 going into the second quarter when the Orange started to separate itself. Nassib connected with a wide-open Lemon for a 13-yard touchdown on a fade route into the left corner of the end zone to cap a 92-yard drive and move ahead 17-10. The frustration started to build for the Cardinals as cornerback Andrew Johnson chased after the wide receiver in vain. The two hooked up for another touchdown to expand the lead to 14 after Lemon burned Louisville safety Hakeem Smith, causing his teammate Calvin Pryor to clap in frustration as he watched SU celebrate another touchdown. “We thrive off of momentum,” SU center Macky MacPherson said. “We thrive off of getting that first down. We thrive on tempo, out-tempoing defenses, getting them tired and eventually hitting that big play.” Syracuse continued to build on its momentum and took a 31-13 lead into halftime. And the Orange picked off right where it left off after the break. The defense only allowed the Cardinals four plays before a punt capped their first drive of the half, and the offense answered with a nine-play, 74-yard drive that ended in a touchdown. Smith’s score opened up a 25-point lead for Syracuse, setting off the first of many celebrations along the sideline throughout the half
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andrew renneisen | staff photographer TEDDY BRIDGEWATER lies on the turf in Syracuse’s victory over Louisville. The quarterback threw for three touchdowns but was constantly pressured by the SU defense. while draining all emotion from the stunned Cardinals team — ranked No. 11 in the nation and undefeated — across the field. “Seeing the other team kind of hanging their head, kind of start giving up a little bit, we just feed off of that,” SU linebacker Siriki Diabate said. “And we just keep on going and just getting better each play. “And the fans, the whole sideline, feeds into that and we just keep on going.”
The celebration continued throughout the game, during Nassib and Lemon’s final embrace and into the locker room. And though Marrone admitted he tends to look to the next game — forgetting victories the moment they happen — he said he wanted his players to enjoy their biggest win of the season. “I want to be able to celebrate this,” Marrone said. “Our kids did a nice job today.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith’s stellar play opens up Orange offense in upset of No. 11 Louisville By Chris Iseman ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
Syracuse is an outlier. It goes against the conventions of a hurry-up offense by being a run-first team. Jerome Smith has been at the forefront of the Orange’s reliance on the ground game. When Smith takes off and barrels his way through defenses, Syracuse’s offense becomes a versatile attack and the field opens up. Smith continued his stellar season in Syracuse’s 45-26 upset of No. 11 Louisville on Saturday at the Carrier Dome, as the running back ran for 144 yards. It was his fourth-straight game with at least 100 rushing yards, and he now has 875 yards this season. Prince-Tyson Gulley added 98 yards on the ground to provide support to help keep SU’s running game humming. As a team, Syracuse racked up 278 yards on the ground. “We’ve always talked about finishing it in practice and getting better at practice,” Smith said. “We finished hard this week and big runs came.” But it all starts with Smith. He’s become a power back for the Orange, busting through defensive lines and battling defenders head-on. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said Smith’s become more aggressive. Rather than trying to avoid wouldbe tacklers, he’s running at them. On Syracuse’s first drive of the second half, it faced a third-and-2 at Louisville’s 35 yard line. Smith took the handoff from quarterback Ryan Nassib and exploded through a hole up the middle, broke free of a tackle and sprinted up the field for a 35-yard touchdown run to put Syracuse up 38-13 and all but seal the win. “That gets me fired up,” Hackett said. “That’s what we’ve been trying to get out of him. He’s putting that switch on and saying, ‘Hey, I’m going to go attack these guys.’” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone spoke during the week about the importance of run-
ning a balanced offense against Louisville. Running the ball first would open up the passing game. Smith ran 16 yards on the Orange’s first three plays. The Syracuse offensive line opened up gaping holes so the running back could see daylight. The Orange then had a first-and-10 at its own 36, and the Louisville defense was creeping up expecting another run. Instead, Nassib faked a handoff, drew the defense to him and then found wide receiver Jeremiah Kobena in the middle of the field for a 45-yard pass. Smith had 63 yards by the end of the first quarter. “The physicality of what we’ve been able to do has helped us,” Marrone said. “I don’t know if reinvented is the proper word, but I would say an emphasis on more of that and becoming a balanced team.” Syracuse has won three of its last four games. It’s no coincidence that Smith has run at least 100 yards in each. He finished all of last season with 134 rushing yards. Hackett said he and Marrone looked at how Syracuse could be most successful and realized it was when the Orange ran the ball consistently. So they challenged Smith and all of the running backs. The success of the offense — and Syracuse — is rooted in the team’s ability to pound the ball down opponents’ throats like it did against Louisville. In the second quarter, Gulley eluded a tackle and ran 55 yards up the right sideline for a touchdown. He pounded the turf once as Syracuse took a 21-point lead. When Smith’s running the ball well, the rest of the Orange’s tailbacks follow suit. “With Jerome running like that, he pretty much sets the tone for the offense,” Gulley said. “I think we just follow after him. We’re just trying to keep up, keep the momentum going and continue it.” Smith’s been keeping his own momentum
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“We’re proud of how they played in three phases. It just shows that when you have the capability of executing this way, we’re a very good football team.”
The number of rushing yards Syracuse racked up on Saturday in the Carrier Dome against Louisville. Jerome Smith led the team with 144 yards on the ground, while PrinceTyson Gulley added 98.
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going in the last four games. When he runs efficiently, Syracuse’s offense becomes more explosive. It might not be typical of a no-huddle system, but the Orange is a run-first team and Smith
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Alumni, current members ring in 50 years on campus By Erik van Rheenen ASST. FEATURE EDITOR
In 1962, University Union formed for one sole purpose: creating a student center on the Syracuse University campus. Fifty years later, students and alumni alike celebrated the organization’s 50th anniversary at the Schine Student Center. Students and alumni gathered to reminisce about UU’s roots in the Panasci Lounge on Nov. 10. “That’s why we’re all here, isn’t it?” said Rob Dekker, UU’s president during fall 2011 and spring 2012, who also compiled the organization’s history for his Capstone Project. “We wouldn’t even be here right now if it wasn’t for UU’s founders working for it.” Dekker returned to campus for Orange Central to take part in several alumni activities, but he didn’t feel out of place hanging out at his old stomping grounds. He laughed and joked with other alumni and current UU members, wearing a bright orange lanyard clipping a nametag around his neck. Smooth jazz played lightly from speakers overhead, and students congregated around a buffet stocked with plates crammed full of crackers and cubed cheese, steaming platters of sliders and sodas on ice. “It’s not really weird,” Dekker said. “It’s just great to see everyone and how everything’s been going.” But Dekker was jealous of one thing: the promotional items that were given away at the entrance. UU-themed umbrellas, T-shirts and sunglasses were there for the taking. Dekker, who used to do promotions for UU, laughed about his promotional giveaways. “We did more exciting things than pens, but nothing as cool as this,” he said.
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Amanda Shaw, a Class of 2012 alumna who served as performing arts director at UU, thought it was tough being back, no longer part of the organization. But she said she is proud of how hard the new performing arts directors have been working and mentioned how much she felt her time spent with the organization prepared her for the real world. “It really taught me how to work with other people,” she said. “I still keep in touch with people from UU from when I was here.” Some current UU members, including Concerts Director Ken Consor, reflected on this fall’s highlights, including a sold-out Juice Jam that broke the organization’s ticket sales record. Ellen King, executive director of the Office of Alumni Relations, remembered being UU’s faculty adviser when the group worked to put on the first Juice Jam concert in 2004. “It was a very busy group, but a great group,” she said. “They really had to battle for a budget. It was a lot of work. They had to talk to the chancellor, the Department of Public Safety and the Syracuse Police Department to try to make it happen.” King remembers it being a hot September day when Juice Jam finally took place on campus, nestling the concert in the parking lot sandwiched between Lawrinson and Sadler halls. She laughed when she remembered the concert’s headlining act: hip-hop superstar Method Man. “Some people were concerned about it being Method Man, but a lot of people came out, and just look where it is now,” she said. Though it was small, the evening reunion gave old and new UU members the chance to reconnect and rekindle memories. “It’s good to see so many people back,” Consor said. “There are so many old friends here.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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o one sets out to watch a show on Adult Swim. It always just kind of happens. That late at night, when the network comes to life, nothing else is ever on and the things on Adult Swim are always weird enough for a double take. A number of shows still cling to this idea, being little more than very weird, scatological cartoons like “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” or “Superjail.” However, the network has its bright spots, and “Children’s Hospital” is by far its brightest. “Children’s Hospital” is, at its core, a hospital-drama parody, and anyone familiar with even a few episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” is going to be in on the joke. The very idea that all these insane and implausible medical cases are being taken so seriously is inherently comedic. One character, Dr. Blake Downs, wears clown makeup and strictly adheres to the healing power of laughter instead of medicine. An extreme take for sure, but not beyond the ridiculous moral systems of oddball doctors like House, M.D. But the show, now in its fourth season, has been around long enough that it occasionally
gets bored with the medical dare and routinely spoofs other genres. In the past two episodes alone, both the legal drama and the gangster movie were targeted to great effect. But even for those unfamiliar with the source material, “Children’s” is always funny. The episode’s plots are loose. The show is more concerned with doing extended bits and jokes, sometimes coming out of nowhere. One of my favorite jokes in the series happens during an episode where there is an amnesia outbreak at the hospital. When curing it, one of the doctors finally comes to the epiphany that if he could make the disease forget it was amnesia, the problem would be solved. He then “gives the amnesia, amnesia” by drawing a syringe from a test tube and then putting it back in the same test tube. Another bit, extended to most episodes, is a set of constant references that the “show” is filmed in Brazil, even though it is so clearly set in Los Angeles. Flags are Brazilian everywhere, and the show even flew two cast members down to Rio for a single shot in their “home country.” This is comedic commitment on steroids, and it works in just about every episode. The cast is equally fantastic, full of comedy
all stars like Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Ken Marino, Henry Winkler, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman and Michael Cera’s voice. He’s the hospital’s P.A. announcer. And that list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of all the guest stars that come through the show. Because of the show’s quick production schedule, people like Jon Hamm and Adam Scott can always find time to drop by for one or two jokes. Even actors considered more “dramatic” in their fair, like Lake Bell and Malin Akerman, consistently deliver some very sharp jokes. It’s a nice way to bring variety to the show, and because of the show’s absurdist nature, they always fit into the new plot. Once, a character played by Rob Riggle was introduced and killed off, all during the “previously on” segment that opens the show. At 15 minutes an episode, “Children’s” is packed with good material. There are at least three jokes every minute, so if you miss one, there’s always another one ready to deliver right away. It can sometimes feel overly silly, but the short run time never overstays its welcome. And as an added bonus, 15 minutes means having no commercial breaks to interrupt viewing, either.
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The veteran picked up a nearby rock in fear, feeling tense and alert, and slowly began walking toward the street. He raised the rock, but the car drove away before he could do anything else. As he moved after it, he stepped on something: a newspaper. The paperboy drove down the street as the veteran looked on. Hamblen explained that while traumatic stress in veterans typically only lasts two weeks, PTSD continues for a longer period of time without getting better. Typical symptoms of PTSD include anxiety, inappropriate flashbacks, feeling unsafe, avoiding being around others and reliving painful experiences and nightmares. “They think about it when they don’t want to,” Hamblen said. “You’re at school, you’re trying to
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any contractors to help build the memorial — Edward and his father, 79-year-old James Haggerty, are both civil engineers. “We’re basically creators in a genuine sense and do-gooders for society,” Edward said. James and Edward approached St. Mary’s Cemetery in DeWitt, N.Y., about erecting the monument at St. Mary’s, but the cemetery rejected it, calling it a Pagan symbol. The Haggerty family finally decided to place the lion in Oakwood Cemetery, which is near their home on Berkeley Drive. James was the only person present for Michael’s disinterment from St. Mary’s.
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focus on something else and you think about Iraq.” The Counseling Center at Syracuse University offers free services for PTSD. Susan Pasco, associate director of the Counseling Center, said these include individual or group counseling, consultations for students who may know someone with PTSD or emergency crisis support. The Counseling Center also offers complete
“They can feel comfortable coming to the Counseling Center, knowing they’ve got some private, confidential counseling,” Pasco said. But the number of students using these services is relatively low, and the biggest issue is getting people to know they’re available anytime they need. This requires increasing awareness of the illness itself so veterans
“The more the community is aware, they’re going to feel more accepted as members of our community.” Susan Pasco
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confidentiality with all appointments. This is important with cases of PTSD, as the negative stigma makes veterans hesitant to seek treatment if people could find out about it.
know they can seek treatment. “The more the community is aware, they’re going to feel more accepted as members of our community,” Pasco said.
“That was disconcerting, to have something so dramatic take place, that he was moved,” said Christine Haggerty, the Haggerty brothers’ sister and a financial writer for an asset management company in New York City who received a dual degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 1978. But what the lion monument really did was force the Haggerty family to deal with Michael’s death. It took the family 20 years to get together and deal with it, Christine said. She added that since she is not religious, the lion is a symbol of Michael’s memory. “I’m not into the mourning thing,” she added. “The lion is so proud and regal. It’s not your typical cemetery thing.”
Edward drove up to the Haggerty lion monument on Nov. 11. Afterward, he went to visit his parents. He and his father discussed the monument. His mother, Martha Haggerty, 80, a Syracuse University alumna with a bachelor of science in home economics, currently has Alzheimer’s disease. She surprised Edward when she began to react as he spoke about the memorial. “It really surprised me that she would react to what I was talking about with my dad,” he said. Although the family members visit the monument occasionally, they have not visited as a family in a while. Still, they have collectively shared pride in the monument. The Haggerty brothers also have a younger sister, Kathy Haggerty, 54, who graduated from Colgate University in 1980. Said Thomas: “I think we’re all very proud of
James Schmeling, the managing director and co-founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families on University Avenue, said the major issue surrounding veterans with PTSD today is its negative connotation. When veterans return home, the false belief is that PTSD is connected with being violent or unstable, which makes veterans reluctant to admit their illness or seek treatment. “Folks are going to think that there’s something wrong with them, or that they’re in danger just because of the myths in the media and the general perception,” Schmeling said. Treatment is also important, as many veterans bring back skills from service that can contribute to society. “Veterans bring back a wealth of experience and exposure to different cultures,” Schmeling said. “But the stigma of PTSD sometimes, I think, is a barrier to their full participation.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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allen chiu | design editor The Haggerty Lion statue sits in Oakwood Cemetery as a memorial to Michael Haggerty, who died in a car crash. The statue was built by his younger brother, Thomas Haggerty.
Lion statue serves as memorial for beloved member of Haggerty family 30 years later
By Madina Toure STAFF WRITER
hen Michael Haggerty was a baby, his mother took him to get a shot at the hospital. He hid under the covers and licked her hands in protest. More than a decade later, Michael died in a car accident, along with a friend, on June 17, 1974, while they were driving his family’s station wagon on Route 3. They were driving fast and ran into a tree. Michael’s younger brother, Thomas Haggerty, created a memorial in his honor — it was only fitting that the monument be a lion. “He didn’t want to look at the shot and all of a sudden, she felt him licking her hands,” said Edward Haggerty, Michael’s older brother. “That’s why there’s a lion as opposed to something else, is because Michael always wanted to be a lion.” Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the monument, which was placed in Oakwood Cemetery on Nov. 11, 1982. Edward created the monument at the request of his family in honor of his brother.
“The lion itself definitely has a legacy and has hopefully a backing to preserve it for centuries to come, and I think the story behind it is something (people) can relate to,” said Edward, who received a bachelor’s degree from SU in 1979 and a master’s degree in 1981 in civil engineering. He led a hectic life, Edward added, always hanging out with an older crowd. That desire to be a lion translated into Michael’s art as well. Compared to other artists at the time, Michael was “the wilder kind, the free-spirited kind,” Thomas said. “It was really devastating,” he said. “It really f***ed my family up forever. The act of making this lion was therapeutic for us.” Thomas, who graduated from SU in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in sculpture, sculpted the lion in his garage during the summer of 1981. Rodger Mack, then-chair of the sculpture department, subsequently oversaw his work. The next step was to invest the wax, a process in which his entire family took part. The Haggerty family did not hire SEE LION PAGE 19
Syracuse community veterans get aid to cope with PTSD By Max Antonucci STAFF WRITER
One day, a national suicide prevention hotline made for veterans received an emergency call from Oakland, Calif. A veteran said he was about to jump in front of a train. Employees at the hotline, formed by Jen Kemp, national suicide prevention coordinator, immediately found the train and managed to stop it just
in time. They talked to the veteran again, who said he was very grateful they did so much to help him. He was then able to begin his treatment. “That’s what it’s all about,” Kemp said. “Making that contact and that reach out.” Kemp said the suicide rate among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder is an issue. Veteran suicide rates have increased from 10 percent
WHAT IS PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after someone has seen or experienced a traumatic event. It can follow a natural disaster, like a flood or earthquake, or anything from terrorism to war or prison stay.
to 18 percent in the last decade as more veterans return from active duty. About 1,100 veterans attempt suicide every month. PTSD is a disorder many veterans develop due to trauma while serving in the military. But there is a lack of awareness and understanding of PTSD in America as hundreds of afflicted veterans return home and receive their dues on Veterans Day.
Jessica Hamblen, the deputy director for education at the National Center for PTSD, recalled another example of the disorder. One late night, a veteran couldn’t sleep and went outside for some air. He stopped when he noticed something suspicious — a car was slowly driving down the street, occasionally stopping as it got closer to his house.
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