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Polling pressure Alumnus Peter Brown told

Stumped Leanna Mulvihill suggests

Ballin’ Score a slam dunk on two full pages of basketball

Off and running Syracuse used an explosive fast-break

audience members that he expects Mitt Romney to win the 2012 election. Page 3

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The military arm of Hosni Mubarak’s regime still remains in charge of the country even after the dictator’s departure. It has made plans to conduct parliamentary elections this month, yet the military presence continues to worry citizens.

Tunisia recently held its first-ever democratic elections last week, in which a moderate Islamic party won 90 of the 217 seats in the assembly, which is currently drafting a new constitution.

Seeking stability Countries face various stages of recovery after Arab Spring


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LIBYA Libya recently witnessed former Libyan leader Col. Muammar al Gaddafi’s death two weeks ago, who ruled the country for 44 years. Libya now faces ethnic conflicts as it’s transitional government attempts to draft a new government and constitution.

BAHRAIN Freedom in Bahrain remains a matter of time, based on both Sunni-Shiite relations in the region as well as Iran’s increasing assistance in the toppling of the current government.



carly reeve | staff photographer DON SALEH , vice president for enrollment management, speaks at Monday’s SA meeting. He told students that SU values GPA and class difficulty more than SAT scores, causing some students to speak out.

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Jerk magazine fails to get requested funds at meeting Saleh discusses acceptance rate, sliding reputation

By Marwa Eltagouri

he Middle East was recognized as a region of autocracy and repression for decades, until civilians chose to revolt eight months ago. Revolution was not an instant solution. “It’s great when people take over these dictators, but at the same time the situation’s almost like a stab wound,” said Adam Elrashidi, a graduate student whose parents were born and raised in Egypt. “If you pull the knife out, it will bleed more, but if you keep it in, the knife will sink deeper. It’s a no-win situation.” Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was one of the fi rst dictators ousted in the Arab Spring, a series of Middle Eastern revolutions. Mubarak left a disjointed country, and Egypt and the other countries of the Middle East remain disheveled — with unclear roads ahead. The Middle East witnessed former Libyan leader Moammar al Gadhafi’s death three weeks ago. His death marks a success for rebels who tolerated his regime for 44 years, but Libya is a long way from utopia. “History has shown us time and again that success in toppling a country’s dictator does not necessarily mean that the country would soon enjoy stability,” said Arabic professor Violette Humsi. “Nine years after Saddam Hussein was toppled in Iraq, what was once a sovereign dictatorship is now an unstable country rampant with corruption.” Libya’s situation is complicated by the ethnically diverse people and the split between the East and West. Along with an abundance of weapons, and fighting among rebel leaders, Libya has an ominous future, Humsi said. The Transitional National Council is recognized as an alternative to Gadhafi. Its members have no clear plans to proceed, said Amy Kallander, a history professor who teaches SU’s Arab Revolutions course.

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SYRIA Syrians continue attempts to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad by implementing both Libya and Egypt’s revolutionary models. The world now closely watches to see how long Assad’s regime can survive among increasing isolation and resource shortage.

By Rachael Barillari STAFF WRITER

Two bills, concerning the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Jerk magazine, did not receive funding at Monday night’s Student Association meeting after presenting budget appeals. Both bills were heavily discussed. Jerk was not funded the requested $15,944.40 because priority was given

to organizations that did not miss their budget hearing, according to the Finance Board notes. This same ruling was attributed to several other bills that did not receive funding. Flash Steinbeiser, editor in chief of Jerk, defended the publication after the assembly voted to confirm the decision. Steinbeiser, staff writer and former feature editor at The Daily


SA voting exceeds 10 percent on first day By Rachael Barillari STAFF WRITER

YEMEN Political instability in Yemen, a hotbed for terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, remains a concern for the United States. If President Ali Abdullah Saleh leaves power, it is possible that instability could allow such terrorist groups to flourish. *Countries not to scale

The Student Association election received 1,886 ballots as of 9 p.m. Monday, said PJ Alampi, Board of Elections and Membership Committee chair, at the end of the meeting. Alampi said this indicates that 14 percent of students at SU have already voted. Only 10 percent is necessary to validate the election. There are at least 14,222 undergraduates enrolled at Syracuse University, according to Syracuse University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website.

This year, 320 votes were cast in the first hour, compared to about 10 votes last year, according to charts. Of the 1,886 ballots, the sophomore class led with the most at 760, followed by juniors with 418, freshman with 390 and seniors with 318 votes. Because the 10 percent threshold was passed in one day, the next goal is to reach 25 percent and possibly even 40 percent by the time polls close Thursday at midnight, Alampi said. Alampi said SA members have been tabling at different locations on campus to promote the election.

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SU and banking corporation JPMorgan Chase and Co. move past the controversy surrounding the 2010 commencement speaker, Jamie Dimon.


Green house SUNY-ESF students revitalize a local house to promote green living and sustainability.


The tipping point Check The Daily Orange on Wednesday for coverage of Syracuse’s game against Albany in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

CORRECTION >> In a Nov. 14 article titled “Filmmaker’s view provokes debate,” Peter Bergson’s ethnicity was misstated. Bergson was a Palestinian Jew. The Daily Orange regrets this error.

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Romney to win, says alumnus

universit y lectures

By Marwa Eltagouri

Award-winning journalist and author Bob Herbert will conclude this season of University Lectures by discussing the political and social issues in present day American society. Herbert will give his presentation, “Wounded Colossus,” at 7:30 Bob Herbert, an p.m. Tuesday in award-winning Hendricks Chapel. journalist and Esther Gray, author, will senior adminspeak about the issues in Ameri- istrator for academic affairs at can society Syracuse Univertoday. Where: Hensity, praised this dricks Chapel fall’s University When: Today, Lectures. 7:30 p.m. “They have How much: been terrific — Free varied, informative and large audiences,” she said in an email. The topics of the lecture, though elusive, will be the everyday subjects people see across the media that are relevant to everyone, Gray said. The lecture is free and open to the public, so everyone has the opportunity hear Herbert’s new perspective on the complex and controversial issues plaguing America. Gray said she expects Herbert, who has been a journalist for more than 40 years, to have deep insight into the troubles facing America from unemployment to education. He is known nationally as a wellregarded expert on politics and social trends because of his weekly op-ed column that appeared in The New York Times for almost 18 years, according to a SU News release published Nov. 8. William Kelleher, an anthropology professor, said he thinks Herbert’s lecture is a great opportunity for all students. “Herbert is someone who has reported on cities and written informed op-eds for years, Kelleher said. “He related local issues to global developments and made people aware of the marginalized groups of society.” Gray said Herbert was invited to SU because of his acclaimed columns about various national issues, which promote critical thinking. His reputation as a respected journalist stems from his resume, which includes the “Today” show, “NBC Nightly News,” New York Daily News and professor positions at both Brooklyn College and the Columbia

Herbert to speak about woes plaguing America By Jen Bundy



Elections expert Peter Brown told the audience Monday afternoon that if he had to bet on who would win the 2012 presidential election, he would put his money on Republican Mitt Romney. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute and Syracuse University graduate, came to the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs for a conversation on the 2012 election outlook. His lecture, “The 2012 Elections: One Year Out,” was sponsored by the Maxwell School’s Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “No one knows more about the workings of parties and elections than Peter,” said Robert McClure, a political science professor at Maxwell and personal friend of Brown. “Part of the reason we remain friends is because him and I are constantly betting on elections, and I assure you I never pay him enough.” With the election 51 weeks away, Brown said President Barack Obama’s hopes for re-election rely on one sole factor: people’s opinions on the economy. He said he strongly believes unless problems escalate overseas involving terrorism or Iran within the next year, or the Supreme Court rules on the Arizona immigration laws before next November, the issue of the economy will dominate the 2012 election. Obama’s future is unclear because he only has a 43 percent approval rating, and re-election will come down to whether people believe his policies worsened or stabilized the economy, Brown said. As in the case of all incumbent elections, people need to decide if Obama deserves a second term or if a challenger can do a better job. “Americans know for sure what they like and what they don’t like,” Brown said. “And so with low job approval ratings one thing’s for sure — it is inevitable that the 2012 campaign will be the nastiest and dirtiest in recent history, with more money spent than ever before.” With one year left until the elections, it is difficult to tell specifically what might happen, but general predictions can be made. Brown compared presidential elections to 400-meter races in the Olympics. As with the races, elections have a staggered start, in which it is unknown who is ahead until the final turn, or Labor Day. Brown analyzed the Republican

“Wounded Colossus”

stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor PETER BROWN , assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institution, speaks Monday, telling the audience he expects Mitt Romney to beat Barack Obama in the 2012 election. candidates who seem to challenge Obama, referring to most of them as “flavor of the month” candidates that come and go but are unable to pass Romney, whose approval ratings are consistent with those of Obama. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a poor debater and

“Romney’s also got money. He ran in ’08, did a confident job, and has supporters — about a quarter of Republicans right now.” Peter Brown


Herman Cain lacks both organization and money, both essential to sustain a campaign, Brown said. These “flavor of the month” candidates have flaws most voters are not thrilled with. For this reason, many people want the primary race to end so Republicans can stop clashing and instead save money to challenge Obama. With a long primary pro-

cess, Brown said he believes Romney will not only win the primaries, but ultimately win the entire election. “Romney’s also got money,” Brown said. “He ran in ’08, did a confident job and has supporters — about a quarter of Republicans right now.” Republicans will have a sharper advantage over Democrats in 2012 than they did in 2008. Assuming they win the states Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won in the last election, the Republicans only need swing states Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana to win the election. A win could be even easier considering the Pennsylvania Legislature, which has a Republican body, may be changing their electoral vote distribution, changing Pennsylvania to a red state. Republicans have a further advantage because of congressional redistricting, as the states that lost delegation were generally democratic states such as New York and California. The final key to Republican turnout is President Obama himself. “People are always more likely to vote against something than for something,” Brown said. “So Obama and his policies are what will determine how Republicans will vote.”

University School of Journalism, according to the release. Herbert has been recognized for his talents through numerous awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University, among others, according to the release. Herbert was the recipient of the Ridenhour Courage Prize for his “fearless articulation of unpopular truths,” according to the release. His lifelong involvement in writing, reporting, teaching and learning makes his lecture particularly relevant to students of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Education, Gray said. But Gray said Herbert is constantly observing and watching society, which, along with his experiences, makes this lecture important for the entire student body. “I would definitely be interested in this lecture,” said Ediva Zanker, a freshman newspaper and online journalism major. “Hearing someone who is so experienced and successful is always worth it.”


Bob Herbert’s presentation, “Wounded Colossus,” marks the last lecture of the fall semester. Take a look at some of the upcoming University Lectures scheduled in March.

Jonathan Franzen, March 6

Franzen will kick off the University Lectures series in the spring semester with a discussion on autobiography and fiction writing. The recognized author is one of only two living writers to ever be featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Zadie Smith, March 20

Smith, an award-winning novelist and Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University, will present her lecture, “Why Write,” when she visits Syracuse University this spring. Smith has written multiple anthologies and novels as well as a nonfiction book about writing called “Fail Better.”

Terry Tempest Williams, March 29

Williams has been called a “citizen writer” due to her strong ethical stance toward life. As a fierce advocate for the freedom of speech, Williams will discuss how environmental issues are social issues that eventually become matters of justice. Source:

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Phi Delta Theta endorses Dylan Lustig, calls on students to vote this week Life is full of defining moments. For more than 60 young men, our moment came when Phi Delta Theta fraternity returned to campus this fall. As Phi Delts, we have come together in a spirit of friendship, service, scholarship, integrity and chivalry. These are the pillars upon which Phi Delta Theta was founded, traits found at the core of every great leader. When our brother, Dylan Lustig, announced his candidacy for president of Student Association, we immediately recognized another opportunity to positively affect campus. As a fraternity, we have fully supported Lustig in any way that we could. Today, I further that support by submitting this Letter to the Editor announcing Phi Delta Theta New York-Epsilon’s official endorsement. As a fraternity that seeks to cultivate strong leaders, we are excited by the spirit of this election. The enthusiasm the student body has shown toward it has inspired the brothers of Phi Delta Theta to become more involved with the election by encouraging others to vote. We have seen numerous student organizations add their voice to the already vibrant conversation surrounding this exciting election. As president of SA, Lustig would encourage students to participate in the day-to-day business of SA through a bill he proposed — the Home College Committees Bill. This bill creates a means of communication between the student body and the each college’s SA representatives. Initiatives like these help to enrich students’ experience and enable organizations to thrive. In addition to increasing communication between the student body and SA, he is proposing that registration becomes easier for undeclared

let ter to the editor first-year students who want an opportunity to experience a breadth of classes offered at SU. He has already begun to work on this initiative by serving as a liaison between the students and the Academic Coordinating Committee. His platform also includes a revision to security policies on campus and increased involvement by students and SA members in community service activities. Lustig may be a brother of Phi Delta Theta, but we are not supporting him based solely on that. Our fraternity endorses him because of what he is proposing, his vision for improving SU and the strength of his character. Increased partnership with campus organizations and greek fraternities and sororities will allow for a better coalition between all the organizations on campus. Better means of communication between groups on campus results in a better experience for all students involved in extracurricular activities. Phi Delta Theta is calling on all students and student organizations to participate in the ongoing conversation regarding the election for SA president. The results of this vote shape not only the upcoming year, but the experiences students will have at SU for years to come. From Monday to Thursday, we ask that the students of SU take a moment to let their voice be heard. It’s time to rock the SU vote, join the brothers of Phi Delta Theta and support Lustig’s campaign for SA president

Dwight Stevenson

President, Phi Delta Theta New York-Epsilon Senior history major



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Rose Laying Ceremony runs unusually short The Rose Laying Ceremony marks the pinnacle of Remembrance Week, a week set aside to honor the students who died in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. The ceremony’s visual effect brings together the solemn tribute to the student victims and the hope today’s students embody as they pay their respects. Of all the Remembrance Week events, it is the one students hear about most from their peers. At the ceremony, each of the 35 Remembrance Scholars lays down a rose and says a few words in honor of one of the 35 victims. The two Lockerbie Scholars, students from Scotland who are studying at Syracuse University on a yearlong scholarship, had offered short and powerful speeches in the past. Friday’s Rose Laying Ceremony

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board was shorter than in past years, running about 20 minutes compared to about 40 minutes or longer in the past. Of course, this year two major factors likely played a role in the condensed version: Homecoming Weekend and the volatile weather. But as the time moves on and pushes the Pan Am tragedy further into SU’s collective memory, it’s important not to abridge the tribute because the student scholars and staff put a lot of heart and work into the ceremonies. The significance and integrity of the Rose Laying Ceremony must remain intact because it offers a symbolic and powerful culmination of the week.




SUNY-ESF offers myriad of interesting courses for curious SU students

un Fact: Syracuse University students can take classes at SUNY-ESF. Don’t be afraid, it’s not too scary on the other side of the Carrier Dome. We take your classes all the time. It is usually about halfway through the semester when you realize all the kids in your calculus class with hard hats and flannel are Stumpies. Here, in my educated opinion, are some worthwhile classes to consider when registering this week. EFB 120: “The Global Environment and the Evolution of Human Culture” is offered every semester and is required by many majors at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. If The Facts of Life 101 was a class on where babies come from, then Global Environment is The Facts of Life 102 — it’s that important. I took it for

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my social science general education requirement. This class is a basic overview of a broad range of environmental issues examined with biophysical economics in mind. Biophysical economics means treating ecosystems and natural resources as having value and accounting for environmental damage as an economic issue. I highly recommend ERE 275: “Ecological Engineering I” or ERE 496: “Ecosystem Restoration Design” to students majoring in any of the sciences, engineering, policy or design disciplines. The former is more about design principles and the latter delves into a variety of ecosystems. Both deal with ecological engineering as designing ecosystems for the mutual benefit of people and nature. The focus is on interdisciplinary design and making sure to include the

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green and read all over perspective of every stakeholder in your design. Be prepared to examine life beyond the Hill and take field trips to Syracuse’s Near Westside. I learned more while hopping fences along Onondaga Creek and climbing up storm sewers than I ever could have sitting on campus. ESF began as a forestry school, and although our main campus is itty bitty, we own a grand total of 25,000 acres around Syracuse and in the Adirondacks. ESF is managing its land to take in harmful carbon

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emissions and will be carbon neutral by 2015. Take advantage of all that gloriousness and learn about trees in EFB 336: “Dendrology.” Tree hugging is not required, but certainly acceptable. There’s a lab in which you’re always outside, so they only offer it in the fall, but you can always start planning ahead. FOR 489: “Natural Resources Law and Policy” is a fantastic way to explore many facets of environmental law. The only prerequisite is an American government class and junior or senior standing. The professor is passionate and puts an emphasis on Socratic discussion. Get excited about heated discussions in class. You’ll need to have taken an economics course before taking ERE 519: “Green Entrepreneurship,” but I’ll bet a lot of you have already


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done that. This class focuses on startups in environmental science and technology, and their role in the marketplace. Part of sustainability is financial sustainability — there are so many business opportunities to be created through environmental cleanup. Creating more efficient technology that uses renewable energy sources also holds a wealth of entrepreneurial promise. Most majors will find something of interest at ESF. I’m encouraging you to take advantage. This is only a smattering of the available classes. Definitely peruse the ESF registrar for more options. We’re really friendly, I promise. Leanna Mulvihill is a senior forest engineering major and environmental writing and rhetoric minor. Her column appears every Tuesday. She can be reached at

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Long road back

Study finds one-third of soldiers who leave war due to migraines return to duty


By Katie Van Brunt STAFF WRITER

ince the start of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, migraines and headaches have become a significant issue for members in the U.S. armed forces and are seriously affecting their lives, according to an article published by The Washington Post. Considering headaches are often associated with physiological stress and physical trauma, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine wanted to see if military personnel returning from deployment were suffering from such ailments, according to the abstract of the study.


It is necessary for rebel leadership to straighten their agenda, Humsi said. She found it disappointing that Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil announced that the government prioritized polygamy and Islamic Sharia law. “The Libyan people fought to rid themselves of an oppressive dictatorship that kept their country and its people 40 years behind the rest of the world,” she said. “If such are the priorities of their new leaders, their lives may have changed

Only 33.6 percent of soldiers who leave war due to headaches and migraines return. The combined physical trauma and physiological stress that comes with war results in negative health outcomes for veterans, according to the article. “Migraines are caused by a combination of things: PDI, which is traumatic brain injury, and PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. It usually has to do with both physiological stress and brain injury,” said Dessa Bergen-Cico, an assistant professor at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. More than 6 percent of men and more than 16 percent of women who had a history of anxiety

or depression while in a war zone developed migraines, according to the article. Bergen-Cico works with veterans suffering from PTSD, but she said she focuses more on veterans’ anxiety and substance abuse after they return home. She still found that some of them do suffer from debilitating migraines. But some measures can be taken to try and lessen the severity of migraines. Bergen-Cico said many people find relief in mindfulnessbased stress reduction because it helps them understand and recognize triggers. “Even further, recent research has even found that handling daily stress and anxiety so things don’t build up are also very helpful

from Gadhafi to Abdel-Jalil, but it doesn’t mean they’re going to be that much better.” Egypt saw its leader leave eight months earlier and appeared to be headed toward instability. “There’s a lot of resentment from the same organizers who were out in Tahrir Square organizing the revolution to overthrow Mubarak, who are upset with the military command that’s in charge,” said Osamah Khalil, a history professor. The military arm of Mubarak’s regime remains despite Mubarak’s departure and will be conducting parliamentary elections. With the continued presence, people are fearful of how the transition will unfold, said Rob-

ert Rubinstein, a professor of anthropology and international relations. Stability in Egypt is a matter of whether the government will reinstate the education and social policies, or whether they will open more opportunities, Rubinstein said. Only time will tell and Elrashidi agrees. “You’ve got Mubarak in power for 30 years, and you think he’ll be in power forever, and then suddenly this man with absolute power is a frail old man. It’s poetic injustice,” Elrashidi said. “But you can’t wave your wand and have everything easy and clean, there’s going to be chaos.” Tunisia is a homogenous country that is able to vote for one of two parties without one party winning an overwhelming majority. This situation works well for a democratic process, Humsi said. The world witnessed Tunisia’s first-ever democratic elections a few weeks ago. A moderate Islamic party won 90 of the 217 seats in the assembly that will write a new constitution, Khalil said. It is the only country of the Arab Spring to successfully establish a new government. Syrians are trying to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad, who rules a regime accountable for the deaths of thousands. They are attempting to implement Egyptian and Libyan models, by protesting in Damascus as the Egyptians did in Tahrir Square, and creating an alternative government mimicking the Libyan uprising, Khalil said. The United States and the rest of the free world are having difficulty removing al-Assad. He is reported to have said he would not hesitate to attack Israel if there were any military

with avoiding migraines and other stresses of post- deployment,” she said. The growing recognition of migraine and headache sufferers is prompting a new concern among military personnel, as these ailments can be extremely disabling, according to the article. Due to these realizations, the Defense Department began funding millions of dollars in research about migraines and headaches, as scientists are now studying new treatments and therapies, according to the article. These studies are beneficial not only for military personnel, but also for civilians.

“That’s one of the risks you take when you focus on stability — it’s picking between the ‘devil you know’ and the ‘devil you don’t.’” Osamah Khalil


threats against his regime. The situation in Yemen is worrisome, as the region is home to one of the largest al-Qaeda bases. The United States is heavily interested in restoring the country’s stability, Humsi said. “That’s one of the risks you take when you focus on stability — it’s picking between the ‘devil you know’ and the ‘devil you don’t,’” Khalil said. For Bahrain, revolution seems to be a question of time, Khalil said. The country is ruled by the Sunni minority al-Khalifa, though the majority of people are Shiites. Many Bahraini Shiites have been influenced by Shiites in Iran, an enemy of both Saudi Arabia and the United States. Iran’s involvement with the region and the toppling of the Bahraini regime would be a source for concern. The revolutions have been inspiring for countries on the sidelines. Morocco implemented new policies and a revision of the constitution to maintain stability, said Rabea Aniq-Filali, a Moroccan member of the Civic Education and Leadership Fellows program through the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. “The uprisings that are happening in the Arab countries are the best thing in years,” she said. “But people must know that this is just a beginning, that we need everybody to join together to build real democratic societies with a well-thought out framework.”

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Orange, said the failure to fund Jerk’s request stemmed from a clerical issue in the process. Jerk’s publisher misinterpreted the meeting of its budget time for 2:10 p.m. when it was actually at 2:01 p.m., Steinbeiser said. He said Jerk was there at 1:45 p.m. preparing for the meeting and they simply made an error. After the time confusion was realized, Steinbeiser said, he waited to speak with Jeff Rickert, SA comptroller, for two and a half hours to discuss the situation. “Jerk is such a big organization on this campus. It’s a staple with over 8,000 readers, over 50,000 this year online, with opportunities for students from every college on this campus,” Steinbeiser said after the meeting. “And for you to completely cut our legs out from under us over this simple human error that I tried my best to rectify? I just don’t understand it.” After the meeting, Rickert said Jerk’s best option is to apply for special programming funding in the spring. “I think the standards that we have for SA budgets are not all that daunting for organizations,” Rickert said. “We ask you to fill out a paper, and we ask you to show up for your hearing on time. One of those standards was not met so that came with our recommendation.” Jerk will apply for special programming as soon as possible, Steinbeiser said. He said he was frustrated with the process of the meeting because the assembly was not made aware of the situation, and Steinbeiser was not allowed to speak before they voted. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association’s blind date was again denied funding by

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the Finance Board. Despite disagreements, the board’s recommendations to not fund the event were approved by a vote of 32 to 17. The board decided not to fund the event because an attendee would need to speak Mandarin to understand, according to the Finance Board’s notes. Don Saleh, vice president for enrollment management, attended the meeting to give a special presentation on the issue of student acceptance into the university. Saleh said the

“I think the standards that we have for SA budgets are not all that daunting for organizations.”

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university values GPA and a range of challenging classes that appear on an applicant’s transcript more than values like SAT scores. Several students, both in the assembly and in the audience, took issue with this because some students are deciding not to come to SU because the numbers are sliding. Ian Ludd, a student representative for University Senate, was upset with Saleh’s stance that states SAT scores are not an accurate description of student quality. Ludd said, according to U.S. News and World report, 35 percent of SU’s students graduated in the top 10 percent of their class, compared to Rutgers, which has 13 percent. Saleh defended the university’s stance on the issue and said SU is “ahead of the curve” in the way admissions are regarded.



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Jim Boeheim has won eight Big East regular-season championships, five Big East tournament titles and an NCAA Tournament title in 35 years. But what’s most impressive are his over-the-top soundbytes. Of the six below, one is a fake. Can you guess which one and be a hero, or will you win not 10 f***ing games?


Which tournament will YOU find yourself in?

the sweet stuff in the middle

Take the court




Who can it be?


“They made him work for everything. He couldn’t get any penetration.”


“It’s the most bullsh*t thing I’ve seen in 30 years.”


“The reality is we’re not a very good basketball team.”

“If conference commissioners were the founding fathers of this country, we would have Guatemala, Uruguay and Argentina in the United States.”


“The head coaches, they don’t know sh*t, I guess.”

“It’s not how well you play, it’s how much you win by.”

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First Big East game against Seton Hall.

Can you match these Daily Orange excerpts with the games they covered?

W, 66-58

Flip the coin. Heads, you win! Take the shortcut. Tails, take the long way around.

“Brandon Triche stepped to the free-throw line ‘half blind.’ With 28 seconds left in Syracuse’s eventual 84-80 overtime win.” Brett LoGiurato



W in against Louisville Go to the Big East tournament

Flip the coin. Heads, you don’t win the tournament. Go to the NIT. Tails, congratulations, head to the NCAA tournament! STOP

You lose in the Final Four.


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“Not since the 13:44 mark of the first half in SU’s loss to Villanova three games prior had SU led. In that time, SU pushed its losing streak to four games, teetering on something Orange head coach Jim Boeheim never experienced in 35 years: a five-game losing streak.” Tony Olivero


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“Take Care” Young Money/Cash Money Records, Universal Republic Release Date: Nov. 15

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rake doesn’t hold back in asserting his dominance. On “Over My Dead Body,” the lead track to his sophomore album “Take Care,” Drake brags: “I think I killed everyone in the game last year, man. / F*** it, I was on, though.” And after a little more than two years of chart dominating tracks, many emcees will probably agree with him. Drizzy took the rap world by storm with his stellar mixtapes and platinum debut album, “Thank Me Later.” The Canadian emcee sold out shows all across the country, including Syracuse University’s 2010 Block Party. The bar set high for his sophomore album, “Take Care” delivers a much more consistent album filled with a mix of down-tempo hip-hop and rhythm and blues. As successful as “Thank Me Later” was, it’s clear Drake and Young Money Records had conflicting visions for the album. The end result: an album that was somewhat disjointed and messy. “Take Care” is the album Drake wanted to make. It sounds more soulful with Drake speaking his lyrics in rhythm

instead of using his double-time rap. Only a few aggressive tracks interrupt the slow tempos. Songs like “The Real Her,” featuring Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne, and “Make Me Proud,” featuring Nicki Minaj, really show that Drake may be a middleof-the-pack rapper at best when it comes to wordplay. The three stars seemingly outshine him with their rapping talents, but Drake occasionally throws in a line that dazzles. On “Over My Dead Body,” he raps: “Shout out to my Asian girls / Let the lights dim sum,” and on “HYFR,” he boasts: “All my exes live in Texas like George Strait.” But his true strength comes from his deeply emotional lyrics. Although most rappers talk about guns, women and drugs, Drake’s relatable lyrics make him a likeable protagonist in his songs’ stories. The album is self-conscious and somewhat sentimental. Like he did on his debut, Drake once again digs deep to talk about his worries about life and fame, his failures with love and the general sadness that surrounds him. “Look What You’ve Done” narrates the story about Drake’s sick mother and how he was able to pay for her surgery. On “Doing It Wrong,” featuring Stevie Wonder, Drake’s heart is on his sleeve as he

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tries to figure out the right words to comfort his exgirlfriend without giving her false hope. Though most of the album is slow-paced, the few upbeat songs scattered throughout are stellar and displays Drake’s musical diversity. Featuring The Weeknd, “Crew Love” is a beautifully produced mix of rhythm and blues and synth dance music. The Weeknd’s half-auto-tuned voice works perfectly on the chorus before Drake comes in for a quick verse that he spits with impeccable flow. He declares: “I told my story, then made history.” For the danceable “Take Care,” Rihanna provides her beautiful vocals on the hook. Drizzy speeds up his flow, rapping to a potential female companion about being there for her. True rap fans may criticize “Take Care” for its slowness, but Drake will walk away proud of this album. Sure, to be a platinum seller, the album is a testament to how Drake is currently the best rap and rhythm and blues crossover artist in the game right now. With creative control in his power, he crafted a 17-song roller coaster of emotions. It doesn’t matter if Drizzy’s happy or sad. He’s going to tell you about it, and the world is fortunate that he’s not afraid to.


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D-III WNEC rallies around heartbroken coach By Nick Toney STAFF WRITER

Keith Emery wanted to stop at the cemetery to pay respect to his father, Donald, who died a week before Western New England College’s first game this season. But he just couldn’t do it before the biggest game of his coaching career. “The last time I visited my dad before a game, we lost,” said Emery, the head coach of Division III Western New England. “I couldn’t risk it.” Emery and the Golden Bears had never earned an NCAA playoff berth. After serving as a part-time head coach, he took over one of the worst teams in Division III football full-time in 2005. WNEC finally had a chance to win the New England Football Conference championship for the first time in school history last Saturday when it took on Framingham State. Coaching without his father in the stands all season was tough for Emery. Donald Emery sat in the bleachers for every game and nearly every practice since his son became WNEC’s first full-time head coach. So when the Golden Bears rallied for a miracle 20-13 win over Framingham State in the NEFC championship game last weekend, Emery said his father must have been out on the field with the players he loved to watch. For 56 minutes, Emery said the Golden Bears looked inept. Quarterback Bryce Brown battled strong winds throughout the game and was picked off on two straight fourth-quarter drives. A larger and more physical Framingham State defensive line shut down WNEC’s powerful running game, too, as the Rams built a commanding 13-0 lead. But with 3:47 remaining in the game, the head coach said divine intervention, or something like it, kicked in.



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Emery called a play that sent four wide receivers straight down the field, and Brown hit junior Brendon Thompson with an arching pass over the middle of the field for a 65-yard touchdown, cutting Framingham State’s lead to six. “It was something I saw on tape all week,” Brown said. “The strong safety was slow to rotate over to help with coverage, and I put enough air under it. It was a perfect catch.” With the gusting wind at their backs and only one timeout remaining, Emery decided he couldn’t risk giving the ball back to Framingham. He needed get the ball back to Brown and his offense. Freshman kicker Nick Fox-Edele booted a perfectly placed onside kick, junior Phil Tsopanides recovered and the Golden Bears had the ball with a chance to win what looked like a lost game. “Something was going on down there,” Western New England Athletic Director Mike Theulen said. “To score so fast — and God willing — recover that critical onsides kick. It was miraculous.” After a season of mourning, the Golden Bears rallied for their coach one more time in 2011. The team, Brown said, had become part of the Emery family. Brown, along with fellow team captains J.J. Jachym, Matt Danko and Scott Wojciechowski, made sure their entire team went to Donald’s wake and funeral. When the team faced Norwich (Mass.) University the following Saturday, Emery admitted his game preparation was a little off. And he also wasn’t prepared for Brown’s last pregame tribute: the Golden Bears would wear helmet decals that read “DE” to honor Donald Emery. “I was speechless,” Emery said. “You can’t ask for better players, and we rallied around that.” The comeback last Saturday against Framingham continued on the team’s 10-play drive after the onside kick. When the Golden Bears faced a fourth-andnine at the Framingham State 11-yard line, Brown scrambled for 10 yards and a first down. On the next play, and with 26 seconds left in

regulation, Brown took a quarterback sneak up to tie the game 13-13 from one yard out. Brown, who was injured during a critical game last season, said that late score was important to him. The quarterback had to watch on the sidelines as the Golden Bears lost a game that could’ve clinched them a spot in the 2010 NEFC championship game. Following Brown’s touchdown, Nick Fox-Edele had to make the point after attempt for the lead. But the kicker who had been spot-on with his onside kick pushed the game-winning PAT wide left, and the game went to overtime. Framingham elected to play defense in the extra period, and in four plays, Brown scored on a 12-yard run. This time, Fox-Edele nailed the extra point to put WNEC up seven. “If it was possible to exhale, we exhaled a little after that,” Theulen said. “Our defense was playing lights out all game.” That lights-out defense, led by defensive tackle Mark Devlin, clamped down the Framingham offense four times on their overtime possession. On fourth down, a pass by Framingham State quarterback Dino Mancinelli hit the turf. And Western New England won its first championship, 20-13. Theulen, who grew close to Donald Emery, said that somewhere he was cheering WNEC’s crazy, NCAA-clinching comeback. “I can tell you with all conviction that losing him at the beginning of this season pulled this team together,” Theulen said. For Emery, winning the NEFC this season — his first without his father in the stands — meant a little more. The support he received from his team was overwhelming. “This university and this team had my back during a rough time,” Emery said. “It’s meant the world to me to coach here, these kids, this team, everything.”

Games of the week HOUSTON 55, SMU 33 Watching Houston is just plain crazy. So are Case Keenum’s stats.

NOTRE DAME 30, BOSTON COLLEGE 10 The Irish offense finally clicked last weekend.


Kris Joseph Joseph hit three 3-pointers en route to 11 first-half points on Monday. The senior surpassed 1,000 points for his career on his second 3 of the game and finished the night with 15 points and seven rebounds.

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The senior point guard had more turnovers than points against Manhattan. In 15 minutes of action, Jardine failed to score — missing all three of his field goal attempts — and turned the ball over twice.

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“The first half I thought we got going offensively I think the best we’ve looked so far. We were pushing the ball and didn’t turn it over. We got some good looks, and we made some shots.”

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Joseph joins 1,000-point club; freshman Cooney to redshirt By Zach Brown and Michael Cohen THE DAILY ORANGE

Kris Joseph made it a goal for himself when he was in high school. Whatever college he went to, he wanted to score 1,000 points. To him, the mark signified being part of an elite group of players. On Monday, Joseph joined that group. The senior small forward needed four points to reach 1,000 for his career heading into Syracuse’s 92-56 win over Manhattan. He got three of them on a triple from the left corner just more than two minutes into the game. And that last point he needed to break 1,000 came on another 3-pointer from the left wing. “Just growing up, I always told myself whatever college I go to, I want to be a part of that club,” Joseph said. “I think it’s an elite club to be a part of, and I’m fortunate enough that I was able to do it here at Syracuse University.” But Joseph didn’t stop there. That second 3-pointer triggered a stretch in which he scored eight points in just more than a minute. On SU’s next possession, he buried another long-range dagger from almost the

exact same spot on the f loor, forcing Manhattan to take a timeout. And on the ensuing Jaspers possession after the stoppage, the Orange senior got a run-out and converted a two-handed slam. “I was feeling it,” Joseph said. “That was it. I shot with the big ball I’m back to my routine shooting with the big ball before the game starts in my little warm-up. I was just feeling hot. I knew I was four points away from 1,000. I was just trying to get them as quickly as possible.” Joseph finished the game with 15 points and seven rebounds. After the game, Joseph looked back on the moment when the public address announcer told the Carrier Dome crowd Joseph had reached the 1,000-point mark. He said he remembered as a freshman when Paul Harris reached 1,000 points and also when Rick Jackson did it last year. And he knew he wanted that special moment of his own. “It was a great feeling,” Joseph said. “I remember hearing it for Paul Harris. I remember how happy he was. And I remem-



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Melo grabbed eight offensive rebounds in a strong performance against Manhattan. Puk played only 13 minutes in each of Albany’s first two games.


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were a season high so far for the Orange, which had one more fast-break point (27) than the Jaspers did total points (26). But after halftime, everything changed. The best offense of the season from the first half was gone, and in its place was an 0-for-10 shooting performance to start the second. With 16:13 remaining in the second half — at which point SU still hadn’t made a field goal — Triche darted down the left side of the lane. His layup rolled off the rim, but Melo was in perfect position for the tip. And the next tip. And the next tip. All three of his attempts failed to go in, struggles that plagued the Orange for the first 6:43 of the second half when Melo finally




With his hands on his backpack straps, Trevor Cooney gave a slight shrug of the shoulders before he answered. The saddened look on his face told the story, and there’s nothing he can do at this point. “It’s disappointing, obviously, because you come here to college to play,” Cooney said. “But there’s four really, really good guards in front of me and older guys. All I can do is take this year to get better and learn from those guys.” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim announced Cooney will redshirt this year, following Monday’s win over Manhattan. He stressed this situation had nothing to do with Cooney’s readiness or playing ability, but rather the logjam in front of him at both of the guard positions. Cooney enters the 2011-12 season as the fifth guard in the SU rotation, and Boeheim felt playing only a couple of minutes a game, if at all, wasn’t the best option for the freshman.




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ber them doing it for Rick. I wanted it for myself, so it was a great feeling.”



No Fountain Day.

SU head coach Jim Boeheim and his players felt the zone was a little more effective, they liked having the ability to switch seamlessly in and out of man-to-man. “We’re known for our zone, and we love playing zone defense here at Syracuse,” fifth-year senior Scoop Jardine said. “That’s our main thing. But it doesn’t hurt to have good man-to-man, too.” After the first seven minutes, Syracuse played the 2-3 zone for about eight minutes. The Orange went back to the man defense again with about five minutes left in the first half. And the Jaspers once again struggled to score against the Orange, managing just six more points before halftime. That success changing defenses gives SU’s opponents something very new to game plan for when they battle the Orange this season. For years, teams have come to the Carrier Dome with the intention of breaking down Boeheim’s 2-3 zone. But this year might be a little different. “I feel like it’s a good way to switch it up because the offense won’t get too comfortable with us being in the zone all the time,” junior James Southerland said. “I noticed that when we’re in the zone all the time, teams start to relax. When we switch it up to man-to-man, we’re going to force more turnovers.”

“Sometimes a guy does redshirt because he’s hurt, but this is different,” Boeheim said. “Usually, it’s because they’re just not good enough to play yet, and that’s not the case. … When you have four guards ahead of him, he’s not going to play a significant amount of time.” Boeheim mentioned that former players Andy Rautins and Lazarus Sims, among others, redshirted as freshmen and went on to become team leaders and great players as fifth-year seniors. He feels that Cooney, known for now primarily as a shooter, has a chance to become that same type of player. Cooney did see the court in both of SU’s exhibition games. He had seven points on 3-of-4 shooting against Cal State-Los Angeles and three points against St. Rose. Though disheartened, Cooney said it feels good to know Boeheim has confidence in his future within the program. “That just shows how much trust he has in me, and it’s cool to hear him say things like that,” Cooney said.

made the team’s first field goal to the sarcastic delight of the crowd. “I thought there was a lid,” Triche said. If it were not for the Orange’s onslaught in the opening 20 minutes, the Jaspers could have taken advantage of the SU drought. But by the time Melo finally converted a layup with 13:17 remaining in the second half, Manhattan had failed to cut into the lead at all. His bucket sparked an 8-0 run for the Orange that restored the offense to its first-half form. Michael Carter-Williams turned a steal into an old-fashioned three-point play, and Southerland knocked down a corner 3 off another CarterWilliams theft. Off to the races “That’s something we’ve been talking about working on,” Boeheim said. “We want to get out and run better.”

And Syracuse forced plenty of turnovers with both its defenses against Manhattan. The Jaspers coughed the ball up 28 times in the game and shot just 31.6 percent from the field. Against mostly the man defense in the first half, they only registered four assists on nine made baskets as they tried to drive to the rim to no avail. “I think all of us are capable of playing man just because we’re athletically gifted,” senior Kris Joseph said. “We have length and we have size to play man-to-man. Our big men are going to change shots down low. Our guards are going to pressure the ball as they should. The wings are going to do what they can to help us play great man defense.” The Orange played more zone in the second half with the game well in hand, occasionally switching to man for a couple of possessions. Boeheim said he hasn’t decided just how much Syracuse will go away from the 2-3 zone moving forward. He also added that he thought the zone was much better than the man defense Monday, but he wanted to look at the film to make sure that was accurate. And as for the players, they feel the zone will once again be SU’s strength on the defensive end. But it won’t hurt to have a little man-to-man sprinkled in here and there. “Our zone is great,” Jardine said. “Our zone is really good. We force a lot of turnovers out of it. Our man is getting better. That’s what we want.”


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Fast-break offense leads Orange past Manhattan in blowout win By Michael Cohen



ion Waiters exploded up the court. Two seconds after Fab Melo stole the ball from Manhattan’s Mohamed Koita, Waiters was already at the rim. Though his left-handed layup spun off the rim, two of his Syracuse teammates were in perfect position for the putback after escorting Waiters on the fast break. As Brandon Triche extended his left hand to tip the ball in, James Southerland came crashing down the lane. He elevated over Triche and slammed home the rebound to the delight of the crowd, an ear-to-ear smile stretched across his face as he retreated back on defense. “He stole two points from me, but it was a great play,” Triche said, laughing. “I like to see him hustling and following the play like that. I kind of saw him, so I didn’t want to mess that up. I just figured I’d get dunked on.” The dunk by Southerland capped off a 7-0 spurt with 1:33 remaining in the first half and exemplified the Orange (2-0) offense during the opening 20 minutes. Fierce defensive pressure forced 16 first-half turnovers by Manhattan (1-1) and sparked a dynamic fast-break offense for Syracuse. The result was a 26-point halftime lead from which No. 5 SU never looked back, cruising to a 92-56 win in front of 17,284 in the Carrier Dome in an opening-round game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Syracuse will take on Albany on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier

Dome after the Great Danes defeated Brown on Monday night. The winner advances to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals in Madison Square Garden next Wednesday. The Jaspers jumped out to an early 8-5 lead in the first five minutes, but a devastating 27-3 run by the Orange seemed to knock out Manhattan before the halftime buzzer. “The first half I thought we got going offensively I think the best we’ve looked so far,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We were pushing the ball and didn’t turn it over. We got some good looks, and we made some shots.” The 58 percent shooting clip posted by Syracuse in the first half was a result of 42 fast-break points, many of which were easy layups. Scoop Jardine was pulled from the game less than two minutes in, and from that point forward, Triche and Waiters consistently looked to push the ball in transition. They combined for 14 straight points in the middle of the first half, 11 of which came off turnovers or in fast-break situations. SU forward Kris Joseph said it was the first time since his sophomore year that the offense could get up and down the court so quickly and explosively. “Last year, we didn’t get a lot of opportunities to do so,” Joseph said “This year, we’re a step quicker on the defensive end, and that’s how we’re going to win basketball games.” By the time 20 minutes had been played, Syracuse held a commanding 52-26 lead. The 52 first-half points


bobby yarbrough | staff photographer JAMES SOUTHERLAND (CENTER) slams home a Dion Waiters miss off a Manhattan turnover. The Orange was relentless in pressing the Jaspers in the backcourt, forcing 28 turnovers that resulted in 40 SU points.

Man-to-man, zone defenses both stifle Jaspers By Zach Brown STAFF WRITER

Syracuse opened its game against Manhattan in man-to-man defense and stayed in it for nearly the first seven minutes of action. After Jaspers guard George Beamon scored on the team’s first possession, the Orange’s man defense contained the

Manhattan attack. Manhattan repeatedly tried to drive to the basket, but Syracuse’s help defense combined with the team’s athleticism stifled the Jaspers. Orange center Fab Melo recorded two emphatic blocks helping off of his man underneath, and Brandon Triche got another when Kidani Bru-

tus tried to send a soft floater over the SU guard in the first half. “If their guys pass by my guards, I just go and help,” Melo said. “We have a good rotation because if a guy passes by me, you have the other post guy on help, too. We all trust in each other, so that’s a good thing for the team.” No. 5 Syracuse used a combination

of that man-to-man defense and its vaunted 2-3 zone in its 92-56 win over Manhattan on Monday in the Carrier Dome. After playing only zone in its first game of the year Saturday, the Orange (2-0) played man off and on against the Jaspers (1-1) for about half of the first 20 minutes. Though



Fresh face Shanee Williams joins the

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