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universit y lectures


Journalist encourages civic action

Funding a fellowship A disability

attorney donates $100,000 to the Burton Blatt Institute and creates a fellowship. Page 3

By Jen Bundy



Jerked around The Daily

Orange Editorial Board says all are to blame in the handling of Jerk magazine’s funding. Page 5

stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor JONATHAN SANCHEZ , intern analyst on the computer incident security response team at JPMorgan Chase & Co., stands in Lyman Hall, where JPMorgan’s technology center is located. More than 80 interns work at the center.

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Eye to eye The Daily

Orange’s humor columnist offers insight into Le Orange’s untraditional run for SA president. Page 9


Capital gain Syracuse used

a big night from James Southerland to dismantle Albany, 98-74. Page 16

By Debbie Truong



ucked quietly on the first and second floors of Lyman Hall, student interns, clad in business attire, sit at desks behind secured doors, manning cybersecurity operations for JPMorgan Chase & Co. The students are part of an ongoing relationship between the international banking corporation and Syracuse University. In addition to offering realworld internships to students, JPMorgan plays a large role on campus by helping develop curriculum, assisting professors in research projects and helping provide

JPMorgan Chase invests in SU’s future with funding, expertise

resources to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which opened a location on campus last week. In April 2010, SU students protested JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon as the commencement speaker because of JPMorgan’s ties to campus as well as “the corporate banking world he represents,” according to an April 16, 2010, article published by The Daily Orange. Robert Heckman, member of the senior program management team for the partnership, said the relationship between SU and JPMorgan dates back to summer 2007, when Frank Bisignano, chief administrative officer, envisioned working with a

university to develop a new curriculum to train information technology professionals. Bisignano and Chancellor Nancy Cantor eventually reached an agreement to collaborate, Heckman said. More than 80 student interns, including graduate student Jonathan Sanchez, work out of JPMorgan’s technology center. Sanchez, an intern analyst on the computer incident security response team at JPMorgan, said he works on a team of nine to safeguard against security threats. Sanchez’s team, which identifies potential security issues to assure sensitive information is not compromised,


Student flips car on Comstock; no injuries reported By Liz Sawyer ASST. NEWS EDITOR

A female Syracuse University student suffered no injuries Tuesday evening when the vehicle she was driving crashed into a tree and flipped over on the 900 block of Comstock Avenue near the entrance to the Comstock Art Facility. The accident occurred after the driver swerved to avoid hitting the car in front of her, which suddenly slammed on its brakes, said Syracuse Police Depart-


stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor An unidentified female student’s Jeep Grand Cherokee flipped over on Comstock Avenue after the student crashed into a tree while trying to avoid a car in front of her that stopped quickly. The student wasn’t injured.

Bob Herbert’s presentation of “Wounded Colossus” Tuesday night was more of a call to action than a lecture. The distinguished journalist concluded the University Lectures series by discussing the need for increased civic involvement and political change. Herbert, who left his 18-year career as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in March, focused mainly on four major problems within American society: unemployment, education, infrastructure and foreign military action. From the very beginning, Herbert retained his “tell-it-like-it-is” reputation. “There is nothing funny going on in the U.S. today, so no jokes this evening — just truth,” he said. The first issue Herbert examined was the United States’ “Rambo-esque foreign policy” in the War on Terror. Reading an excerpt from his upcoming book, “Wounded Colossus,” he emphasized the devastating human toll. The toll, partnered with a price tag upward of $1 trillion and no clear purpose, proves that America has lost its way in waging these wars, allowing the “bottom to fall out of our quality of life,” he said. Herbert said a main proponent of this downfall is America’s economic woes, ranging from unemployment to business corruption. One-third of domestic jobs disappeared since 2000, he said. Herbert argued that joblessness is a “raging crisis with no end in sight.” America was never supposed to be a plutocracy, he said, attributing this to the American money-fueled society that caters to the rich at the expense of hardworking Americans. One solution Herbert raised for joblessness was simple: infrastructure. Billions of dollars are needed to begin rebuilding America from the bottom up through repairing bridges, roads and pipes, among other things. By hiring the jobless to repair our crumbling infrastructure, the country would be making an “investment in human and physical capital.” Herbert took issue to the weakening education system in America, which has decreased in reputation and effectiveness since the 1970s. He said that if the education problem goes untouched, all else will be lost. With higher education costs skyrocketing, an


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Waiting game Former Syracuse players are staying active as negotiations to end the NBA lockout have stalled.

CORRECTION >> A Nov. 15 article titled “Student Association | Jerk magazine denied funding; Saleh discusses acceptance rate,” incorrectly stated the percentage of students at Rutgers University who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Rutgers has 43 percent of students in that category. The Daily Orange regrets this error.

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over from the steam used to heat Archbold already, Beattie said. But because of the size of the system, it will require a small amount of additional energy, adding to the carbon footprint of the university, he said. This type of system is already employed at Williams College and at Colgate University, Beattie said. An analysis will be conducted comparing the start-up cost of the system to that of manual snow removal and the extended life of the surrounding facilities at a later date, Beattie said. The project is expected to be operational in mid-December, Giardine said. The heat exchanger and piping are being installed in the basement of Archbold, he said. The contract for the construction was awarded to Viking Mechanical. Olivia Nicotra, a sophomore chemical engineering major, was indifferent to the installation of this technology. “I’m not against it if it makes things safer,” she said. “I’ve never had any problems getting into the (Physics) building.” But Claire Rupert, a sophomore international relations major, said she feels the project will alleviate

Syracuse University College of Law alumnus and disability law attorney Howard Olinsky announced Tuesday that he is donating $100,000 to the Burton Blatt Institute at SU. The donation will be used to create the Olinsky Law Group BBI fellowship. Olinsky’s donation will go toward educating future leaders, said Anthony Adornato, director of communications at BBI. One way BBI does this is by hiring fellows during each academic school year and summer. The fellows serve as research assistants. Olinsky said the Olinsky Law Group BBI fellow will get a real hands-on experience in disability law practice before he or she graduates. “We’re going to be using the fellow to do some research in their area of expertise in cases that we may have active,” he said. Olinsky’s gift is part of the Campaign for Syracuse University, a seven-year campaign that is looking to raise $1 billion. The campaign has raised more than $900 million, Adornato said. Olinsky’s donation will count toward those funds. The campaign ends in slightly more than one year, Adornato said. BBI launched in 2005 and is named in honor of Burton Blatt, a former dean of the School of Education, Adornato said. Blatt was revered and considered a pioneer in disability issues, he said. Adornato said BBI’s three main goals are to do cutting-edge research relating to disability programs; to create innovative programs to help people with disabilities; and to educate the next generation of student leaders when it comes to disability. The center helped launch the Start-Up NY program, which has helped more than 60 disabled entrepreneurs start their own businesses, he said. Peter Blanck, chairman of BBI, said he thinks it is important to educate future generations of leaders in the disability field. “One of the most important efforts in the disability advocacy area and research area is to build a next generation of leaders, both with and without disabilities, and my view is that this gift is crucially important to help with that effort,” he said. Blanck said the donation is a great opportunity for members of the SU campus, which has a long history of disability awareness and advocacy, to get involved. He said he hopes it will




By Rachael Barillari STAFF WRITER

The number of votes for Student Association elections continues to surpass numbers from last year, bringing in more than 2,700 votes in less than 48 hours. Votes from the student body totaled 2,726 by 8 p.m., said PJ Alampi, the The percentage Board of Elecof votes as of 8 tions and Memp.m. Tuesday bership chair. He said this brings the percentage of undergraduate votes to 19.2 percent. The sophomore class still led the vote tallies with 1,036, followed by the freshman class with 616, the junior class with 601, and the senior class still cast the least amount of ballots with 473. Alampi said the reason for the sophomore class leading the vote tally could The total numbe because ber of votes as of the large of 8 p.m. Tuesamount of sophday omore student involvement on campus, their awareness of the campaigns and the fact that one candidate is a sophomore. In SA alone, the Class of 2014 makes up 41 percent of the entire assembly, or 31 of 75 members, Alampi said. Tabling continued Tuesday to promote the elections in E.S. Bird Library, Schine Student Center and Ernie Davis Hall. The tabling provided a polling place as well, Alampi said. Students could log onto their MySlice accounts and vote right at the table, he said. Only 10 percent of the student body vote is necessary to validate the election. Because the 10 percent threshold was passed in one day, Alampi said the next goal is to reach 25 percent and possibly even 40 percent by the time polls close Thursday at midnight.



stacie fanelli | asst. photo editor Sidewalks around SU’s campus, such as the one between Archbold Gymnasium and the Physics building, will use snow melt system technology to reduce the amount of salt needed to clear snow.

Plans heat up for sidewalks at SU By Dylan Segelbaum STAFF WRITER

This winter some areas of Syracuse University will have a new tool to combat the average 115.6 inches of snow: heated sidewalks around select campus buildings. The system will be located beneath the sidewalks between Archbold Gymnasium and the Physics Building, said Eric Beattie, director of the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction, in an email. The project is part of maintenance work that started during the summer, which dealt with the installation of new sidewalks and pavement as well as landscaping and handicap accessible entrances, he said. “This means less salt will be tracked into the buildings, which reduces wear and tear on the floors and rusting of the metal door frames and stairs,” he said. The project, suggested by the Physical Plant ground crew, was proposed because the university recognized the area between the two buildings contained little room to pile snow, he said. The snow melt system will reduce or completely eliminate the need for the area to be salted, or the use of heavy machinery to clear the snow, Beattie said. This not only reduces costs associated with

“I remember last year coming back from the Dome that there was a lot of ice, and I was afraid that I was going to fall.” Claire Rupert


physically clearing the snow, but also on maintenance to the surrounding buildings. This is not the only place on campus with a similar snow melt system. An area near the Recreation Services facility at Archbold Gymnasium, installed a few years ago, has yielded similar results, he said. The melt system on the ramp of Shaw Hall, which recently received new plastic tubing, is another successful example, said Rex Giardine, assistant director for capital projects. “The original system has been working for well over a decade,” he said in an email. The technology works by using the condensate water that is left

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Concert to benefit victims of malnutrition in Horn of Africa Every six minutes — the approximate time it takes to walk from Marshall Street to the Quad — a child under the age of 5 dies from acute malnutrition in the Horn of Africa. The affected area encompasses Somalia as well as parts of Kenya and Ethiopia. In southern Somalia especially, nearly 4 million Somalis are at risk of starvation over the next few months. Young children are the most susceptible and most affected. We are thereby presented with an opportunity to embrace Scholarship in Action. In light of this, a benefit concert titled “Songs for Somalia” will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Schine Underground to raise desperately needed funds for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. Student organizations,

let ter to the editor including STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, the African Student Union, Muslim Student Association and She’s the First, have come together to set up this concert with some of Syracuse University’s finest talent. Well-known campus groups like Otto Tunes and Groovestand will play alongside students Marcus Belmore and Demarcus Woods. The concert will also feature a sampling from Two Degrees, a nutrition bar company that uses its profits to provide needed nutrition packs to the famine-affected areas. We may not be able to fully stop the humanitarian tragedy in East Africa, but we can take steps to do so by doing

our part to assist relief efforts. For $5, each attendee can help support famine relief in Somalia by picking up a ticket to “Songs for Somalia” at the Schine Box Office. All of the ticket proceeds will go to Valid Nutrition, a locally sourced nutrition pack enterprise that provides very effective remedies for chronic malnutrition in the Horn of Africa.

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She’s the First chapter president

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Muslim Student Association president

Alumni board sees positive effects of chancellor’s initiatives We know the value of a degree from Syracuse University. We represent its 237,000 alumni, living and working in 50 states and 160 countries. We are architects, artists, engineers, journalists, lawyers and scholars. The diplomas on our walls and bumper stickers on our cars prompt conversations every day. Those conversations confirm that SU’s brand has been strengthened by the university’s focus on diversity in student recruitment and community engagement, part of a broad vision of Scholarship in Action. We stand with Chancellor Nancy Cantor and her commitment to the city that gave its name to our alma mater. We are proud to represent an

let ter to the editor institution that defines itself as a public good, not as an Ivory Tower. Imagine the powerful possibilities for change if more schools put our global community ahead of admissions ratios or test scores alone. Our colleagues, neighbors and business partners are not impressed by how many applicants SU rejects these days. But they did notice, and applaud, the Say Yes to Education program, which offers free tuition to qualified, local high school graduates. We know that makes our young alumni well rounded and competitive in

the professional world. Resources have not been diverted from the classroom, as some have recently argued. In fact, the classroom has been enriched as the university expands its reach. Today’s SU enjoys and creates more opportunity than we ever had, thanks to initiatives like the Connective Corridor, which will literally create a two-way boulevard between campus and an improving downtown. We are confident that students’ personal growth, accomplishments and contributions to society will be greater as a result. That’s a worthy barometer of the university’s success.

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All groups involved failed Jerk magazine in funding fiasco Student Association voted to deny Jerk magazine funding without allowing members of the Jerk staff to speak before passing the motion at Monday’s meeting. Actions from both parties involved failed Jerk, the only monthly student magazine. That Jerk may not publish next semester is a grave prospect for the dozens of editors, writers, models, artists, photographers and business managers who depend on it for work experience. That is to say nothing of the community members and students who constitute its readership. But rules are rules, even if Jerk is award winning. Under Jeff Rickert’s leadership, now at the end of a second year, the Finance Board has reiterated again and again that it plays a fair game — no exceptions. A Jerk representative arrived and began waiting for the magazine’s SA budget hearing at 1:45 p.m., anticipating that the meeting would begin at 2:10 p.m. That meeting was actually set for 2:01 p.m. and Jerk was not funded. Unfortunately, we are all subject

editorial by the daily orange editorial board to human error. But, if anything, Jerk and every other student organization should know to pay close attention to detail when it comes to SA funding. But the more egregious failure in this situation is that not one representative sitting at the SA meeting on Monday night said a word to prompt conversation about Jerk’s loss of funding before passing the motion. It is the job of all assembly members to represent the interests of their constituents. That not one of the seven assembly members from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications or the 10 from the College of Visual and Performing Arts motioned to discuss the issue throws into question their understanding of the job. Representatives need not believe that Jerk deserved funding, but it was their job to give their constituents, who were sitting in the back of the auditorium, a voice before deciding their fate.

A noble call for ‘serious inquiry’ falls short by targeting Writing Center I appreciated Sam Gorovitz’s call last week for “serious inquiry and discussion on campus” regarding the costs of Chancellor Nancy “Cantor’s social agenda.” I, too, consider the tradeoffs of pursing such ambitious goals at a large, elite research university as ours. In the spirit of that discussion, then, I would like to address one of the more or less random examples Gorovitz provided about said costs, namely that “our underfunded Writing Center fails to help many of the students sent to it.” I had the pleasure of directing our Writing Center for six years; in that time we conversed with thousands of students sketching, drafting and

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revising a variety of writing projects: from their first essays in WRT 105 to their final theses and dissertations in their respective disciplines. These students come from a host of diverse cultural and geographic locations and seek our professional advice as they navigate the complexities of academic writing. As part of my role in leading the center, I worked with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment to evaluate the experiences of new and returning students when it came to both their satisfaction with our services and our learning outcomes. What we found was interesting. In 2009-10, for instance, OIRA

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let ter to the editor surveyed more than 200 repeat visitors (those students who visited with a consultant three or more times). Those students reported high levels (i.e. more than three on a four-point scale) of improvement on such skills as organizing ideas, focusing their writing, understanding an instructor’s writing assignment and critiquing their own writing. They reported having a better understanding of the writing process, being able to talk more fluently about writing, improving their confidence and incorporating talk into their normal writing

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process. Finally, in terms of whether students would use our services in the future or recommend the Writing Center to others, the mean scores were consistently higher than 4.3 (on a five-point scale). Although the sample size wasn’t enormous, statistically speaking, it is difficult to get higher scores than these. This begs the question: by what measure is Gorovitz judging failure? What is his definition of help? Perhaps his understanding of our center is limited to anecdotal evidence. Or perhaps when he sends his students to the Writing Center, they don’t actually go. Gorovitz is right, however, when he says the Writing Center is under-

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funded. If our OIRA assessment told us one thing, it was that our students wanted more time to talk about their writing. And as the center’s weekly schedule can attest, it is often booked days in advance, especially during peak times of the semester. I’m all for supporting “serious inquiry” as we re-evaluate our priorities at SU, but like most students and faculty on this campus, I assume that means producing evidence for claims, especially when those claims seek to dismiss one of the best student services available at SU.

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is comprised of members in places such as the United Kingdom and India. Because team members are located in different time zones, the information Sanchez’s group is in charge of overseeing is tended to throughout the day. If a security breach is found, one team member alerts the others, Sanchez said. “Security is 24/7, so even though you get off of work and you’re not working, something’s still going on,” he said. Interns begin with varying levels of skill, but Sanchez said senior JPMorgan employees are willing to help interns fine-tune their skills. “JPMorgan builds this atmosphere that you come to work and appreciate who you work with,” he said. Beyond providing internships for students on campus, a curriculum project was formed with the help of JPMorgan. Six academic programs have been created, or are in the process of approval, said Heckman, also a senior associate dean in the School of Information Studies. In addition to helping fund academic programs, JPMorgan provides expertise on developing the curriculum by pairing a JPMorgan course adviser with a professor. Students can minor in global enterprise technology, which focuses on how information systems are created. An extension of this, the Global Enterprise Technology Immersion Experience, places students with six-month internships at a JPMorgan. In addition to the immersion experience, 31 students took part in the university’s first two-week EuroTech trip during the summer. The students visited six European companies and looked into how each company manages information, Heckman said. The GET curriculum is used for the veterans technology program, which is run through the iSchool. The program works to place those returning from war in tech-related careers, said Gina Lee-Glauser, vice president for research at SU who is also involved with the JPMorgan collaboration.

To date, 47 veterans have gone through the program. In addition to access to university resources, the program places an emphasis on one-on-one interaction, Lee-Glauser said. Often, veterans return to school after war and, for whatever reason, fall to the wayside. “They sign up and they just disappear,” she said. Because veterans in the veterans technology program work closely with mentors through phone advising and check-ins, Lee-Glauser said veterans often remain. “They are an SU student, first and foremost,” she said. SU’s goal was to put 250 veterans through the program and then build. But, in a desire to ramp up efforts, JPMorgan set a goal of putting 1,000 veterans through the program by 2012, she said. Though satisfying the one-on-one nature of the program may be difficult with such a large number of projected student veterans, the request characterized the push-and-pull relationship between SU and JPMorgan. Once JPMorgan set the goal, SU requested more funding to try to meet the goal, she said. Last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families further indicates JPMorgan’s ties to SU. IVMF is headed by Mike Haynie, a professor in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and supported by JPMorgan. SU approached JPMorgan with the concept of the institute, which addresses employment issues and helps veterans create businesses, Haynie said. The corporation was receptive to the idea and funded $7.5 million for the institution. Lauren Scalisi, an identity and access management intern and senior information technology major, has a full-time job lined up with JPMorgan after graduation. Scalisi, who works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, said having a job close to class is a benefit of the internship. “It’s a great experience and it ties it all together,” she said. “I feel like it’s more attainable for students. They know it’s here.”


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also spur collaboration and awareness. Olinsky said he wanted to donate because of the phenomenal work the institute has done. “Syracuse University is a leader in campusinclusive initiatives,” he said. “They’re training the next generation of disability attorneys, social scientists and experts in that field.”

Olinsky said 25 percent of Americans are disabled in some fashion, and society is only starting to realize the potential of people with disabilities. He said SU, in particular, has been ahead of the curve and has supported students with disabilities and worked to integrate them into the community. Said Olinsky: “SU is a leader and BBI is a leader all across the country in making people aware of all this stuff and is an engine for change, and I hope they continue to do that.”

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ome Jan. 1, the Syracuse City School District’s school board will consist of six white members and only one black member. Seven white candidates ran for the four available seats. Democrats William Bullen, Michelle Mignano, Max Ruckdeschel and Stephen Swift each received more than 7,500 votes on Nov. 8, enough to win seats on the board. The other three candidates each received between 5,000 and 5,700 votes during last week’s elections. The nearly all-white school board will represent an increasingly diverse district. Of the 19,961 students enrolled in the district, 53 percent are black and 28 percent are white, according to the school district’s website. Twelve percent are Latino, 6 percent are Asian and 1 percent are Native American or Alaskan, according to the website. Two school board members don’t anticipate problems with the lack of diversity, although they disagree on why no candidates of color were nominated. Syracuse’s seven-member school board has two black members: Calvin Corriders, who is completing his third term and decided not to run again, and Monique Wright-Williams, who is not yet up for re-election. White members Laurie Menkin, Nancy McCarty and Ned Deuel all served at least eight years on the school board and decided against running again. All the current board members are Democrats. The board will change from having three men and four women to consisting of four men and three women in 2012. “The questions of does the school board racial makeup currently align with the racial makeup of the student body, the answer to that is no,” said Richard Strong, school board president. “But to perceive it as a problem, I think whether you have a good board or not does not depend on your racial makeup, but it depends upon what the board members are doing and how they’re working in unison with the superintendent.” Nine Democrats sought the party’s endorsement for four open seats and three of the nine were people of color. None of them were nominated. Strong said many people of color ran for the board, but some of them entered late

and missed a valuable meeting in which they could’ve gathered support from large constituencies. One of the black candidates for the school board had a good chance of getting the nomination, Strong said, but the candidate failed to attend the nominating committee meeting. “They had a travel schedule that they decided was more important than the nominating meeting and there you go,” he said. “So that’s the whole story, this is the Paul Harvey moment. Throw the party down and beat up on everyone, but let’s look at the whole situation here and understand that it wasn’t all it was made out to be.” Wright-Williams, who will be the sole black member of the school board, said she disagrees with Strong’s comment. One black candidate was not made aware of the date and time of the meetings, she said. “In fact, if I hadn’t called her, who knows if the party would’ve gotten back to her at all,” Wright-Williams said. Wright-Williams said there was still enough time for people to hear the candidate’s platform even with the missed meetings. In terms of whether the nominating committee should’ve done a better job informing the candidates of the meetings, Strong said that’s for the Democratic Party leadership to decide. “I think it was an absolute travesty because there were qualified people of color there,” Wright-Williams said. Wright-Williams said the lack of diversity on the school board is more of a problem for the community. “It doesn’t have to be a problem in terms of the board’s functioning,” she said. “The problem is that more people look like me than look like anybody else on that board and so the connections or the community — the ability to have natural insight — is gone.” As long as members remember they represent all students, there shouldn’t be problems, Wright-Williams said. The problems will arise when students and their families look to the leadership and “do not see themselves,” she said. “There’s nothing that can be done with that in terms of the board,” Wright-Williams said. “It is what it is at this point.”

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On Nov. 8, four white candidates won seats on the Syracuse school board, meaning there will be six white board members and one black board member come Jan. 1. Although they are all still Democrats, there will be four men and three women on the board in 2012 compared to three men and four women currently on the board.


problems she has experienced navigating through that area in the past. “I think it’s a good idea,” she said. “I remember last year coming back from the Dome that there was a lot of ice, and I was afraid that I was going to fall.” Ryan Reed, a junior paper engineering

major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is more concerned about how the system works — specifically, any environmental effects it may have — rather than the prospect of easier building accessibility in the winter. Said Reed: “I think they do a pretty good job removing snow, so I don’t think it’s necessary.”

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undereducated society will fall further behind. But Herbert is not relying on Washington, D.C., to invoke change within the American society. Real, transformative change must come from the people themselves, he said. He cited the Keystone pipeline protests, the Wisconsin labor union disputes and Occupy Wall Street as examples of ordinary people rising up and speaking out. Herbert said this citizen backlash is the key to bringing back the “golden promise” of the United States. These public outcries are just hints of the widespread change needed to secure the country’s future. “That’s where you come in,” Herbert said to the audience. “Americans have no right to remain indifferent to problems. Make no mistake. The great promise of America is being lost before our eyes. We have to make a choice.”


ment officer Jeremy Baldwin. Airbags deployed during the accident. The unidentified student was able to crawl out of the silver Jeep Grand Cherokee unharmed, but was a bit disoriented, Baldwin said. The Department of Public Safety, SPD and SU Ambulance responded to the scene at approximately 6:55 p.m. SUA responders carried the student away in a stretcher to evaluate her condition as a precautionary measure, he said. There were no other passengers in the car. Traffic, which included buses and cars head-

Herbert reiterated that the sweeping reforms needed in America are going to take quite a long time, and as a country, we are “in it for the long haul.” Olivia Palmisano, a freshman public relations major, said she found the lecture worthwhile, especially his points on the long term versus the short term. “Today we are so used to instant gratification and that’s just not possible with the issues we’re facing,” she said. Though the content of the lecture was quite distressing, Herbert said Americans have faced much bigger challenges in the past. Times were tougher in America during the civil rights movement, the Great Depression and World War II. Herbert ended the lecture by expressing his faith that the changes needed to save America can become a reality. Said Herbert: “There are two steps to creating a better world — first, you imagine it. Then, you make it happen.”

ed toward campus for Tuesday’s men’s basketball game, stopped in both directions for about 25 minutes as police officers surveyed the scene and waited for a tow truck, said Marie Glavin, a security worker for the Oakwood Cemetery Office during SU games. Flares were set up around the vehicle, which was upside down with the whole front end smashed in. The driver’s side window was also shattered. “It looks much worse than it is,” Glavin said. Backed up traffic was directed down Acorn Path, a narrow road off the 900 block of Comstock that lets out on Circle Drive near Stratford Street, where police officers were also stationed.



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Satirical blog Le Orange shares juicy details about squeezing into SA presidential race By Danny Fersh HUMOR COLUMNIST

Editor’s Note: Student Association elections are in full swing. Le Orange, a satirical blog, made a bid as a write-in candidate. Here, Le Orange talks candidly to The Daily Orange about its plans for presidency. We dispatched humor columnist Danny Fersh to provide insight into the minds of comedy writers with political intentions. Look out for Fersh’s humor column in tomorrow’s paper.


s a fellow humorist, when I first heard of Le Orange’s bid for the SA presidency, I was skeptical. After all, if there are two things I know about funny writers, it’s these: We look good in skinny jeans, and we should never, ever be given positions of power. Then, I read what this funny blog had to say about the issues facing SU’s campus today, and I realized that I couldn’t care less who gets elected to the post. I mean, sure, the SA president has some real responsibilities, like — oh, who am I kidding? I have no idea. And, chances are, neither do you. So here’s a special Q-and-A session between The Daily Orange and our French cousin, Le Orange, spelling out all the blog’s grand plans for the coming academic year.

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Would you vote Le Orange as president of Student Association?

photo illustration by lauren murphy | asst. photo editor The Daily Orange: a. Why did you decide to run as a write-in? b. What do you think you can bring to the position that Lustig and Carr can’t?

• Everyone will have to wear britches. • People who have sex will have to wear scarlet letters.

Le Orange: a. As Van Gogh said, “The work is an absolute necessity for me. I can’t put it off, I don’t care for anything but the work; that is to say, the pleasure in something else ceases at once and I become melancholy when I can’t go on with my work.” Also, we wanted to f*** with people. b. Well, mainly a set of big man balls. Corruption. Rooms full of cigar smoke.

What are some things you want to see changed on campus?

How have you been trying to campaign?

We will build a panopticon to observe SA meetings. The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. According to the ideas of panopticist Michel Foucault, if discursive mechanisms can be effectively employed to control and/or modify the body of discussion within a particular space (usually to the benefit of a particular governing class or organization), then there is no longer any need for an “active agent” to display a more overtly coercive power (i.e., the threat of violence).

We have a dwarf named Donny who threatens to strangle people who don’t vote for us with his strong, tiny hands. Also, have you seen the blog?

What are the promises you plan to follow through with if you’re elected? Aside from what we have already published on the Le Orange blog, we make the following additional promises: • More unicorns, less centaurs • Increased visibility of ants on campus • Free copies of Phenomenology of Spirit by G.W.F Hegel for all students • A free happy ending at Healthy Mondays • All free issues of The New York Times will be replaced with Mad Magazines.

• We’d like to see a student use the library books. • The objective realities of the production of mass culture and its effects

If you win, how will you be present in SA meetings?

Anything else you feel like mentioning? You’d better eat dinner with your real father, I think. It would be more pleasant. (F. Kafka) Dwarfs. Britches. Unicorns. I’m sold. I hereby give my endorsement to Le Orange as a write-in candidate for the SA presidency. No offense to Dylan Lustig and Taylor Carr — I’m sure you’re great guys — but this campus needs a change. And by a change, I mean an anonymous blog with a mustachioed orange for an avatar. As for you, readers, I highly recommend that you shun your better angels and cast a ballot for that devil on your shoulder. Write in your vote for a campaign that is so nonsensical that it actually makes sense. Sure, a Le Orange SA presidency could have negative ramifications. It could mean the end of our student government as we know it. It could force us to spend our days staring at its “big man balls” swinging from a podium. It might even start a war with the centaurs that go to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. But, if nothing else, electing Le Orange will prove that even a panopticon is a better running mate than Sarah Palin.

Why should people vote for you? We’re very good at sex.

“SA doesn’t do much now, so making even more of a mockery out of it wouldn’t help.” Emily Magram


“It’s a joke. Other candidates are more qualified. Votes are being wasted on someone who’s not supposed to be running anyways.” Meaghan Fitzpatrick


—Asst. Feature Editor Colleen Bidwill contributed reporting to this story.

“I have followed them for a \while, but I don’t even know if I would consider voting for them because I don’t know what they stand for. It just makes a joke out of everything.” Kiri Rowan


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or all his skill and wisdom, director Clint Eastwood fails to realize the purpose of a biopic. It is not to simply recount and examine the facts and general accomplishments of the film’s subject. If one wants to know what qualifies J. Edgar Hoover as one of the most important figures of the 20th century, a quick search on Wikipedia lays out that information. Eastwood presents J. Edgar Hoover as the man we think we know him to be: a small, secretive and unappealing tyrant of American justice. Eastwood merely presents the facts without delving thoroughly into the more complex — and, boy, are they complex — aspects of his being, opting rather to concentrate on his hard fought success at the FBI. Again, the average movie ticket today costs about $8. Wikipedia is free. A young but extremely smart, productive and ambitious bureaucrat, John Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) rises to power at the FBI, a disreputable organization that he would turn into one of the most powerful crime-fighting institutions in the world. Shattering innovations, like the advent of fingerprinting to identify and catch criminals, catapult him to national stardom, though he insists on maintaining an extremely low profile. He wants to be the most powerful man in America so terribly that he occasionally does more harm than good. Hoover lives with his mother, Anna Marie (Judi Dench), until the day she dies. He struggles with fairly chilling attachment issues, like those in “Psycho.” Not


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attracted to women, he endures a calamitous but still professionally rewarding relationship with FBI Associate Director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), whom he clearly loves but cannot allow himself to touch. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t plump any of these fascinating issues with any depth whatsoever and largely ignores them. It doesn’t give the audience the slightest indication of how Hoover came to be such an enigmatic man. Eastwood dives right into the successful Hoover and structures the film by way of Hoover telling his story to multiple biographers. This stale and uncreative storytelling technique hints that Eastwood may be slowly eroding as a filmmaker. Instead of probing Hoover’s fascination and terrifying admiration for his mother, Eastwood launches a long, clinical, Hoover-esque investigation into the solving of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr. The storyline made for a nice anecdote, but positioned as Hoover’s primary conflict, it’s weak. Hoover’s relationship with Tolson is interesting but only played up to a fifth of its potential. Ripe intensity exists between the two men, but we do not see how their relationship affected Hoover as he grew old. A plethora of reasons could explain his dissatisfaction as an old man, but aside from what one can gather from his intolerable nature — the roots of which are never explained — the audience doesn’t really have a clue. Though it may seem that Leonardo DiCaprio is continuing to challenge himself, he is not. DiCaprio is extraordinary as J. Edgar Hoover and the film’s saving grace. But his insistence on exclusively playing characters so deathly serious suggests his range might be rather limited. In each role following his fantastic performance in “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), DiCaprio played a character on the verge of complete physical and mental collapse. It’s growing quite old. It is time for the screen icon of this generation to mix it up a bit. Now there’s a real challenge. Capitalizing on the raves he received for his dual performance as the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network,” the 25-year old Hammer is terrific as Tolson in a great role that might have gone to Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. Eastwood took something of a chance on him and it paid off. Had Eastwood struck out on casting a compelling performer next to DiCaprio, the Wikipedia comparison might have even felt a tad too generous.


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After Louisville upset West Virginia on Nov. 5, the Cardinals quickly became the talk of the Big East for a week. It was Louisville’s third straight win, a surprising streak that pushed the team into conference championship discussions. A week after the big win, though, Charlie Strong’s squad fell flat in a loss to Pittsburgh after getting caught up in the increased attention. The disappointing performance served as a reminder that Strong’s program has a long way to go to establish itself as a winner. “When winning becomes a habit, you won’t listen to the outside influences because that’s what is expected of you,” Strong said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference Monday. “And that’s what we have to get in this program, where you’re expected to go win, where it’s not a big deal for you to go beat someone. “Right now around here, it’s like a big deal when you go win a game like it’s never happened before.” For Strong, creating that winning mentality begins with the players’ preparation at practice each week. It’s a challenge shared by many coaches in a mediocre Big East conference that has zero teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Seven of the eight teams in the conference currently sit at .500 or better, but no team has separated itself as the class of the Big East. Louisville’s three-game conference winning streak ties Cincinnati for the longest of the season. The 2011 conference slate has seen teams follow impressive victories with deflating losses the next week. In the Big East opener, Pittsburgh thrashed South Florida. The next week, the Panthers were embarrassed by Rutgers. And when the Scarlet Knights returned to conference play two weeks later, they dropped a close game to a struggling Louisville team. Syracuse, West Virginia and Connecticut have all experienced similar highs and lows this season. Like Strong, USF head coach Skip Holtz is trying to set the foundation for a winning program in his second year at the helm. Despite registering a big win over Notre Dame and starting 4-0






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Connecticut program in his first season. After the Huskies won the Big East title last season, Pasqualoni took over an inexperienced team expected to finish at the bottom of the conference. That prediction looked accurate when UConn suffered a 43-16 loss to West Virginia in its Big East opener, falling to 2-4 overall in the process. But Connecticut regrouped and remains a factor in the Big East race with a 2-2 conference record. Still, Pasqualoni isn’t concerned with talk of going after the conference championship with three games left to play. He is intent on preparing his players to play Louisville this Saturday. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Pasqualoni said during the teleconference. “We need to focus on that, and I’m a firm believer in anything else is a distraction, and the more distracted you are the worse you play.” That fact is fresh in Strong’s mind after Louisville tripped up last week. The Louisville head coach is using this week’s practice to remind players they need to be locked in every week to develop a winning mentality. All he needs to do is point to the Cardinals’ embarrassing loss to Marshall following its win over in-state rival Kentucky. The loss to the Thundering Herd and the one to Pittsburgh last week show why the team must come to practice ready to go every day. “If the work isn’t done on the practice field, it would never reach game day because you can’t

turn it on and turn it off,” Strong said. “That is done from Sunday till Friday, not on Saturday.”

Sanu breaks Big East record for receptions Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu caught 13 passes on Saturday against Army to push his season total to 94, breaking former Pittsburgh wideout Larry Fitzgerald’s Big East record of 92 catches set in 2003. Sanu also broke the Rutgers record of 87 catches held by Kenny Britt. Sanu had 129 yards on his receptions to help the Scarlet Knights defeat Army 27-12 in Yankee Stadium. He currently has 973 yards receiving with seven touchdowns on the season. Sanu is second in the nation in receptions, trailing Western Michigan’s Jordan White, who has 99. Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State and Robert Woods of Southern California are right behind the Rutgers star with 93 and 92 catches, respectively.

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weren’t ready to go, and James really saved the first half,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He made a bunch of shots. Or it would have been a real close game.” Southerland and Joseph’s hot shooting, along with a colossal advantage in rebounds, led SU through a first half in which Boeheim said the Orange’s execution on offense wasn’t good at all. Joseph was pulled out just 1:19 into the game for what he said were “careless mistakes.” He checked back in less than two minutes later, with SU fighting an early 6-2 deficit. His return had immediate effects, as he scored six straight points to give SU its first lead. “(Boeheim) just had a word with me and I went back in, and I did what I do out there,” Joseph said. “I made a 3-point shot, I was open, I knocked it down. I slashed to the basket, that’s just what I have to do.” But the Orange was still in a dogfight until Southerland rescued the team offensively. Joseph said Syracuse’s early struggles were due to the matchup zone defense Albany played. Syracuse spent the early portion of the game feeling it out, passing the ball around the arc and looking for opportunities to drive. Those chances first came about midway through the first half when the SU guards began to pierce the Great Danes’ defense without as much resistance. When Albany closed in on the driver, he kicked it out to Southerland or Joseph. Southerland’s second 3, off the feed from Waiters, put SU up 28-18. Waiters then got a piece of Albany guard Gerardo Suero’s shot on the other end, and Fab Melo rebounded the ball. He found Waiters with an outlet pass, and Waiters pushed the issue, driving into the paint. He again dished to Southerland, who this time made a short jumper to put the Orange up 30-18. “If he has that same mindset where he can come off the bench and be aggressive like that,” Waiters said, “it’s going to be hard to stop us this year.” After that, Syracuse began to overpower the Great Danes. Freshman guard Michael Carter-Williams drove hard to a spot at the top of the key and fired a pass down low to Keita for a bucket to put SU up 13. Two SU possessions later, off a Carter-Williams miss, Keita flew in for a rebound and made the follow. The Orange outrebounded Albany 28-13 in the first half and 47-29 for the game. Syracuse took a 51-34 lead into the break and never looked back. When Albany got as close as it came in the second half, 69-53, Joseph got open and hit a jumper from the left wing to end the Great Danes’ 8-0 run. And with the game well in hand with less than two minutes to go, Southerland hit a 3 from the left corner to set a career-high total of 19 points and put SU up 94-74. “James really was a torch for us tonight,” Joseph said. “He carried us, and we need that.”




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The Great Danes had no answer for the Orange offense, which shot 52.6 percent from the field. Kris Joseph and James Southerland led Syracuse with 19 points apiece and Baye Moussa Keita scored a career-high 14 points. In all, six players scored eight or more points for SU.

make both free throws. “You can do good things against their zone and get a good shot, and it could be punched into the seventh row by a 7-footer who is protecting the rim,” Albany head coach Will Brown said. “So I’m trying to look at did we get the ball where we needed to get to and realize that in our league, no one is going to be there blocking it into the seventh row.” Suero’s ability to get to the free-throw line was due in part to “dumb reach-in fouls,” as Waiters called them. And though his shots were often blocked by a converging Baye Moussa Keita or Christmas, Suero drew contact with his body to receive a foul call and converted 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. And like Suero, the Great Danes sharpshooter — Aronhalt — won’t face forwards with 7-foot wingspans launching out at him on every 3-point attempt. He missed each of his first two attempts from long range as well as a layup from in close, but he responded well from that point forward.

Aronhalt connected on 4-of-11 3-pointers, finishing with 20 points. He made back-to-back 3s in the final six minutes of the first half that drew the ire of Boeheim, who called an immediate timeout when he felt his defenders didn’t extend far enough to contest. “We didn’t block as many shots as we do,” Boeheim said. “I think we were a little slow, a little step off tonight. We didn’t do as good a job there as we have been.” Fortunately, Boeheim said, Aronhalt missed a few open 3s or the game would have been much closer in the first half. Still, the fact that the two players SU’s defense was supposed to key in on — Suero and Aronhalt — burned the Orange didn’t sit well with Boeheim. Said Boeheim sarcastically: “We did talk in the scouting report about the two guys that were guys we wanted to be careful of and be aware of, and we held them to 51, so that was good.”


“Baye’s active, he moves and he gets some easy baskets,” Boeheim said. “He had 14 and Fab had eight, that’s pretty good production.”

Carter-Williams to put Syracuse up 13. Keita later made post moves on his Albany defender, finishing with a two-handed slam in the second half. On a team with so many weapons, Keita’s performance just adds another to the arsenal if he stays consistent. “You never know what can happen on this team, like tonight Baye had 14,” SU guard Dion Waiters said. “Career high, probably. So it’s things like that and I was finding Baye a lot, he was active down there, he was running the floor, so I had to reward the big fella.” Keita stayed aggressive on the defensive end, too. Syracuse was up 65-43 in the second half when Albany guard Logan Aronhalt drove in from the left side of the baseline. He tried shooting from mid-range, but Keita was there for an emphatic swat, sending the Orange on a fast break. Boeheim said the production of both Keita and Fab Melo, who had eight points and seven rebounds, is a good sign.

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— left Boeheim and the players a bit frustrated with the officiating. “We hadn’t fouled at all, we’d been really good about not fouling,” Boeheim said. “But tonight there were some really unbelievably strange calls, and to let them shoot 33 free throws was shocking.” Though some of the calls were questionable, like the block on Waiters, others were a result of Syracuse’s sloppy defense. Suero went to the line 12 times Tuesday, drawing multiple reach-in fouls as he drove to the basket. Similarly, James Southerland was called for over-the-back fouls against smaller defenders after failing to get in good rebounding positions. Fortunately, those mistakes can be fixed, and Boeheim said the team will work on them the rest of the week. The same errors that didn’t prove costly against Albany could certainly be the difference between a win and a loss in a Big East game with a team that can match Syracuse’s size and athleticism. “We need to do better,” Boeheim said, “We can’t be putting people on the foul line 33 times.”


never seen anything like the labyrinth presented by the Orange. “Oh my god,” a visibly exhausted Suero said. “These guys, they are so long. Their arms are so long I don’t even know. Every time I got to the middle, there were like two or three people playing defense on me.” Part of the result was six turnovers by Suero, who was stripped in the lane on several occasions. But more often than that, he drew fouls. With 10:21 remaining in the first half, Suero received a pass in the right corner from center John Puk to break the SU full-court press. He beelined for the basket, attempting to use the rim as a shield for a reverse layup. The long arms of Fab Melo blocked the shot and clobbered Suero on the follow-through, though the foul was assessed to Brandon Triche. He was slow to get up, but went on to


Clarence Armstrong signaled a charge on Gerardo Suero with 12:54 remaining in the first half. The Albany guard had sprinted full speed toward the basket, colliding with Dion Waiters in front of the basket. From the opposite side of the lane, Tim Higgins called for a blocking foul and overruled Armstrong. Boeheim was livid on the Syracuse sidelines, and Waiters wasn’t much happier after the game. “Hell yeah, that was a charge,” Waiters said. “He was out of control, but for the first time I tried to take a charge, they called a foul on me, so I don’t know.” Suero tied the game at 16 by knocking down a pair from the free-throw line, a place he and his Albany teammates became familiar with by the time the game ended. The Great Danes attempted 33 free throws Tuesday and made 26 of them in a losing effort on Tuesday night. But the 23 fouls called on the Orange — and the 14-shot disparity between Albany and SU


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ames Southerland was the spark Syracuse needed to help burn away an ominous start. Floundering early against Albany, the Orange turned to Southerland for some offense. And he got hot from outside. With 11 minutes left in the first half, only up four, Brandon Triche hit Southerland for a 3 on the right wing. A minute later, Dion Waiters was stopped trying to drive baseline and threw a pass out to Southerland in the same spot. Another 3 and Syracuse had its first double-digit lead in what became a blowout. “My team was struggling a little bit offensively,” Southerland said. “So I went in there, gave a little spark and since then, everything was rolling.” Southerland knocked down 6-of-9 shots in the first half to propel No. 5 Syracuse to a comfortable halftime lead. Despite a poor beginning, the Orange (3-0) nearly reached the century mark in a 98-74 win over Albany (1-2) in front of 17,189 at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Once Southerland — who finished with a career-high 19 points — got going, others followed. Kris Joseph also scored 19 points and Baye Moussa Keita contributed a career-high 14. With the win, the Orange advances to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Madison Square Garden next Wednesday. Syracuse will play in the 9 p.m. game against Virginia Tech, which defeated Florida International 78-63 on Tuesday to advance. But if it wasn’t for Southerland, Tuesday could have been dicey. “From the beginning, we really

chris griffin | staff photographer KRIS JOSEPH (RIGHT) shoots over Albany forward Luke Delvin in Syracuse’s 98-74 victory over Albany SEE ALBANY PAGE 14 Tuesday. Joseph and forward James Southerland each finished with 19 points to pace the Orange.

Keita posts career-high in scoring; Syracuse unhappy with officiating By Michael Cohen and Mark Cooper THE DAILY ORANGE

Baye Moussa Keita didn’t miss a shot. For once, the sophomore center’s energy and effort made a splash on the offensive end. “Baye was really good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was just active. Moving and he’s playing with good guards that can get him the ball.” Off a C.J. Fair miss late in the

Great Danes guards break down Orange zone defense in loss

second half, he fought through for the rebound and made the follow, putting Syracuse up by 23. It also concluded an offensive explosion for Keita, as he scored a career-high 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting in the Orange’s 98-74 dismantling of Albany on Tuesday. Deft defensively but not offensively in Syracuse’s (3-0) first two games, Keita brought it on both ends of the floor against the Great Danes. “I was doing the same thing,”

Keita said. “Probably tonight I was probably more aggressive on the offensive boards.” The center finished with five rebounds to go with his career scoring night. All five were offensive boards. And that allowed him to play one of the best all-around games of his career. In the first half, Keita sprinted at the front of the pack as Syracuse was in transition, taking a feed from Michael


“You never know what can happen on this team, like tonight Baye had 14. Career high, probably.” Dion Waiters


Gerardo Suero sliced into the left side of the Syracuse zone. As he neared the basket, there stood 6-foot-9 forward Rakeem Christmas to protect the hoop against the penetrating 6-foot-4 Albany guard. Suero went airborne, leaping directly toward Christmas’ chest. But in midflight, he contorted his body and ducked under the allencompassing wingspan of Christmas. And as he fell to his right — toward the center of the paint — Suero flung an off-balance shot toward the basket that somehow rattled in off the glass to give Albany an early four-point lead. “I told everybody he’s not passing the ball,” SU guard Dion Waiters said. “He was doing some crazy shots on one-on-threes, all this acrobatic stuff in the air.” Reckless as he may have been, Suero willed his way to a game-high 31 points against the Syracuse 2-3 zone. A relentless attack against the SU defense opened up opportunities for fellow guards Logan Aronhalt and Mike Black to score from the outside. The trio combined for 62 points in the 98-74 loss to the No. 5 Orange on Tuesday and pointed out several key weaknesses in SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s zone. For the Great Danes to have any shot of pulling an upset, the offense had to start and finish with Suero. The Dominican Republic native found any possible crevice in the 2-3 zone and threw himself at the basket sans caution. Though he’s played against zone defense all his life growing up in the Dominican Republic, he had



Triple threat Syracuse forward Holly

Carrie-Mattimoe has stepped up as a goal scorer in her junior season for the SU women’s ice hockey team. After primarily setting up her teammates and playing strong defense in her first two seasons, CarrieMattimoe is tied for the team-lead with four goals this year. See

November 16, 2011  

November 16, 2011