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Thirty private college presidents made more than $1 million in 2008. Ten worked at colleges in the Northeast

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SU announces plans for graduate and law school student housing by the Carrier Dome. Page 3

No. 6 in Northeast, No. 14 nationwide: Nancy Cantor Included in Cantor’s nearly $1.4 million compensation for 2008 is a one-time bonus of $500,000, given to Cantor for the completion of her first contract. But Cantor gave the bonus back to the university as part of a $1 million donation to the Campaign for Syracuse.

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Cantor 14th-highest paid private college head in ‘08 By Jon Harris

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Encore Syracuse Stage looks to strengthen bonds with the SU Department of Drama 30 years after it was built. Page 9

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Take your pick Lacrosse has been the sport of choice for Central New York high school students in recent years. But football may be making a come back. Page 20

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Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor was among the 30 private college presidents who earned more than $1 million in 2008, according to an analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education released Sunday. The analysis included 448 private college presidents nationwide and listed Cantor as the 14th-highest paid with a total compensation of $1,386,464. The Chronicle used the most recent

financial data contained in the Internal Revenue Service Form 990 reports, which nonprofit organizations are required to file each year. As recently as 2004, no college president had earned more than $1 million. The report is done annually and looks at college presidents from institutions that have more than $50 million per year in expenditures. Institutions were classified as either a large research university, a liberal arts college or undergraduate

and graduate college/university. In this year’s report, a few changes were made, making it difficult to compare salaries to past years. Despite the changes, presidents’ salaries are expected to continue to rise in the future as competition between universities to hire or retain elite leaders heats up. “Last year the IRS — where we file the form — changed the rules,” said Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president of public affairs.

In previous 990 forms, Quinn said, the compensation information the university provided to the IRS was during a university fiscal year, from July 1 to June 30. But for the first time last year, it was based on a calendar year, causing data to overlap. The overlap from the 2007-08 fiscal year in this year’s Chronicle report caused Cantor to be near the top of the list for highest-paid college presidents, Quinn said. Included in Cantor’s nearly $1.4 million compensation for

2008 is a one-time bonus of $500,000. The bonus was given to Cantor for the completion of her first contract, which ran from 2004 to June 2008, he said. SU’s Board of Trustees — which is responsible for managing and protecting the university’s financial resources — awarded Cantor a new six-year contract through 2014 in June 2008, Quinn said. But Cantor gave the bonus back to the university as part SEE CHANCELLOR PAGE 6

Transgender issues highlighted Survey to research possibility of By Rebecca Kheel ASST. NEWS EDITOR

When Elliott DeLine transferred to Syracuse University this year, the computer system listed him as two people. One, Elliott L. DeLine, was female. The other, Elliott R. DeLine, was male. “When I first came in, my transfer papers said I was female,” said DeLine, a junior English and textual studies major. “I don’t know how they ever figured that out. I don’t think I’m still two people, I hope.”

DeLine is transgender and transitioned from female to male two years ago, DeLine said. SU has generally been accepting and accommodating of him as transgender, but small instances, such as the glitch in the computer system, show SU still has work to do to be fully transgender-friendly. SU’s LGBT Resource Center is recognizing the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors those who have died because of violence against transgender

individuals. The weeklong recognition at SU culminates Thursday when people are encouraged to wear memorial ribbons and T-shirts. The national Transgender Day of Remembrance is technically Saturday, and SU usually marks the day with a vigil at Hendricks Chapel. But remembering past violence is only one piece of the day, so the LGBT Resource Center decided to eliminate the vigil this year, said Lauren Hannahs, a graduSEE TRANSGENDER PAGE 7

ending campus water bottle sales By Andrew Swab STAFF WRITER

A study beginning Thursday will look into potentially banning or phasing out water bottles on the Syracuse University campus. “This is a study. It’s not like we want a ban or anything like that,” said Alejandro Fernandez-Lovo, a project coordinator for the SU and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry chapter of the New York Public Interest Research Group, which is coordinating the study.

The announced study comes out of several weeks of NYPIRG listening to students’ concerns and opinions on the use of water bottles. A Facebook page called “Back to the Tap — Syracuse University” will host a survey beginning Thursday. The survey is open to students, faculty and staff and will include space for students to comment on how they feel about a phase-out of water bottles, the amount of bottled beverages they consume and their preferences for drinking fountains or bottled water.

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Germany warns of terror attack

Germany warned its citizens of an imminent terrorist attack that could occur at the end of the month, according to The Wall Street Journal. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said federal police and other authorities will increase security measures in public places. Last month, U.S. authorities disclosed information of terrorist sleeper cells in Europe that are close to being activated. Although Germany has received vague warnings about potential attacks, there is now evidence that the country is a target for a specific plot, according to The Wall Street Journal. The information was obtained from a partner service outside of Germany in late October. Germany’s investigation is being driven by previously disclosed U.S. intelligence that focuses on a man who goes by the name Mauritani, according to The Wall Street Journal. Intelligence reports indicate that the man leads a group of trained fighters. Investigators are also pursuing homegrown German terrorists who have gone to Pakistan. France and the United Kingdom have also been saying that they could be targets for terrorist attack’s, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Chinese ďŹ rm hijacks US internet data

A state-owned Chinese telecom firm hijacked a large portion of Internet traffic by redirecting it through China’s servers, according to The Wall Street Journal. China Telecom had rerouted traffic sent to about 15 percent of the Internet’s destinations within 18 minutes April 8. Destinations included branches of the U.S. armed services, the U.S. Senate and companies such as Microsoft Corp. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is unsure whether this was meant to be malicious or how messages will be used. China Telecom has denied hijacking of Internet traffic, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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OCC, SU sign deal to ease transferring

Repairs to cracks run $150,000

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By Devon Braunstein Staff Writer

The Syracuse Center of Excellence, which cost $41 million to construct, is currently undergoing $150,000 worth of repairs to cracks that started forming late last winter, two months after the building opened. Construction started two weeks ago to cracks that occurred in the corners of approximately 250 of the individual fiber-cement panels, which are the 2-by-8 feet panels that cover the building, said James Alfiere, senior project manager at the Syracuse University Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction, in an e-mail. The cracks do not pose a safety problem, Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president of public affairs, told The Post-Standard. The cracks exist because of structural movement. First, the aluminum sub-frame, which supports the fibercement panels, moved because of temperature changes and exposure to moisture. With the sub-frame moving, the fiber-cement panels moved, too. Cracks appeared where the movement occurred most, Alfiere said. “Sometimes it happens that in projects like these, there are complexities in materials and design that interact in ways that were not expected. Now we understand how all of those factors interact,” said Edward Bogucz, executive director of the Center of Excellence. The repair work is approximately 50 percent complete, Alfiere said. To fix the structure, the construction team is changing the size of the openings for the fasteners that hold each individual panel on to the aluminum sub-frame, allowing the aluminum sub-frame to move to accommodate changes in temperature and moisture, he said. The construction manager settled on the cost of $150,000 based on estimated costs for equipment rental, material and labor, though it could vary depending on weather and any other factors, Alfiere said. “It is not uncommon for large and technically challenging projects to experience some problems,” Alfiere said. “We were fortunate enough that we had a cooperative design and construction team that were willing to make things right in the end.” The majority of the repair bill will be paid for by the six companies that composed the design and the see repairs page 8

danielle parhizkaran | asst. photo editor Debbie Sydow (Left) and Nancy Cantor , president of Onondaga Community College and chancellor of Syracuse University, respectively, sign a deal Wednesday to allow smoother transfers to SU.

Students from Onondaga Community College will now be able to transfer “seamlessly” to Syracuse University for 33 areas of study, administrators from both schools announced Wednesday. Chancellor Nancy Cantor and OCC President Debbie Sydow signed the “2+2 Dual Admission Agreement,” which brings students in good academic standing from OCC after two years into bachelor’s programs at SU. The agreement is meant to continue SU’s commitment to improve the Syracuse and Central New York area by increasing educational opportunities to its residents. “This is a very significant step forward” in the relationship between OCC and SU and in offering students “tangible benefits” from that partnership, Sydow said. Ninety percent of students at OCC come from the Central New York region. The agreement would allow these students to enter OCC with guaranteed transfer to SU after obtaining their two-

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Private developer may add Study to review tensions of East 260 apartments by Dome neighborhood renters, owners By Laurence Leveille Asst. Copy Editor

A new apartment complex could rise for Syracuse University students near the Carrier Dome. Plans for the $27 million apartment complex have been submitted by EDR Syracuse LLC, a creation of Allen and O’Hara Development Co., of Memphis, Tenn., according to an article published by The PostStandard on Wednesday. Although plans have been submitted, the proposal has not been finalized, said Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president of public affairs. The complex would have 260 units and include studio, oneperson and two-person apartments for graduate students and College of Law students, according to The Post-Standard article. It would be located three blocks west of the Dome and two blocks west of Dineen Hall, a new College of Law building that will be constructed in the Raynor parking lot, according to the article. “The goal is to build attractive

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housing for law school students who typically live off campus anyway,” Quinn said. The new apartments would give law school students housing options that are close to campus, he said. The apartments will be built by the same company that built University Village Apartments, Allen and O’Hara. This is also the company working with HueberBreuer Construction Co. to build Centennial Hall, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s first residence hall. The two companies will not be working together for the new apartment complex, said Andy Breuer, the principal of HueberBreuer. He said Allen and O’Hara will be working with Holmes, King, Kallquist and Associates, the same company it worked with during the UVA construction. Allen and O’Hara could not be reached for comment by The Daily Orange. lgleveil@ syr.edu

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The University Neighborhood Preservation Association will discuss the need to improve relations between homeowners and renters, who are mostly students, and beautify the East neighborhood during its annual me e t i n g Thursday. What: Annual “Our goal Meeting is making Where: Erwin First the neighborUnited Methodist hood a better Church, 920 Euclid place for Ave. When: Thursday, 7 e v e r y o n e ,” to 9 p.m. said Joanne How much: Free Stewart, the executive director of UNPA. “There are some behavior issues, but we really try and focus on marketing the neighborhood and creating these programs to assist homebuyers and renters.” The meeting will announce plans for a housing study meant to identify the biggest changes that

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need to be made to improve the relationship between permanent residents and students in the East neighborhood, Stewart said. She said students should come to the meeting, as both student renters and homeowners are affected by the housing plan. UNPA’s housing plan works in tandem with the Homebuyers Assistance Program, the Home Improvement Loan Program and the Rescue a Rental Program and is designed to help residents of the neighborhood, Stewart said. Students occupy 80 percent of the East neighborhood, which translates to more than 7,700 Syracuse University students, said Darya Rotblat, the director of the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services. Rotblat said she thinks the biggest issue that needs to be addressed is the idea that the East neighborhood is a community. “I feel that there needs to be a better understanding between students and permanent residents,” Rotblat said. “Not to create a persee east neighborhood page 6


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armarks have long been used to secretly allocate money for specific projects, often in a congressman’s home state or district. The public typically has no knowledge of the contents in these earmarks because they are embedded within large, unrelated bills. By electing so many Republicans and Tea Party candidates in the midterm elections, the American public sent the government a clear signal: reduce spending in Washington, D.C. The movement to eliminate the use of earmarks in Congress is a manifestation of this very belief. Eliminating this practice will increase transparency within our government and ensure that such a practice is no longer abused.

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rhetoric meets reality The most notorious use of an earmark was the attempt by an Alaskan congressman to grant Alaska nearly $400 million for the “bridge to nowhere.” The bridge would have connected Alaska’s mainland to Gravina Island, population … 50. This huge allocation of money was not

approved and has become the poster child for the elimination of earmarks in congressional bills. As with any government measure in this political atmosphere, there is fierce debate about whether or not to ban this practice. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans joined House of Representative Republicans in voting to eliminate the use of earmarks in Congress. Republicans have backed such a ban because they want to reduce spending in Washington. “This is a huge start, but it is the first step, I think, of moving toward things like a balanced budget and recognizing we’re not here to bring home the bacon,” said Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, one of the leading proponents for eliminating earmarks, in a Nov. 16 article on POLITICO. In reality, earmarks make up less than 1 percent of the budget. A ban on earmarks may not decrease spending, but it will increase transparency and therefore trust between the public and our politicians. If a politician wants to allocate money for a specific purpose, such as improving infrastructure, it should be public knowledge rather than an earmark embedded within a bill. Democrats have not been as quick to approve a ban on earmarks. Congressmen rely on earmarks to get funding for specific projects. What people need to realize is that such improvements can occur using transparent, reputable methods.

The stimulus bill created jobs and improved infrastructure across America without the use of earmarks. A ban on earmarks would give the executive branch increased power to determine where and how money is spent. Instead of individual congressmen dedicating large sums of money to pet projects, the government could prioritize the most pressing issues and allocate money accordingly. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a New York Times article, “I believe personally we have a constitutional obligation, responsibility to do congressionally directed spending.” The issue with earmarks is that those congressmen who have more power have a greater ability to get earmarks into bills. If earmarks are eliminated, there will be a much more efficient and just method of funding distribution. Now more than ever, the government has a responsibility to increase transparency in its practices and reveal to the American public how tax dollars are being spent. Earmarks are counterproductive to this goal and only decrease accountability within the government. Eliminating earmarks ensures that money is spent in a responsible and transparent manner. Benjamin Klein is a junior political science and magazine journalism major. His column appears every Wednesday, and he can be reached at bklein@syr.edu

Hydrofracking presents opportunity for students to make voices heard The future of America’s energy economy could very well be taking shape in our campus’ backyard. In response to Luke Lanciano’s opinion piece on Nov. 16, SU College Democrats would like to announce some exciting news. Campus Progress, the youth outreach arm of the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C., has recently approved the Environmental Studies Student Organization at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The College Democrats chapter at Syracuse University will be collaborating with ESSO to raise awareness among students to pressure our lawmakers to recognize the environmental hazards of hydraulic fracturing. The Marcellus Shale is one of the largest deposits of natural gas in the North American continent, and the process that happens here will set a precedent for further drilling operations. Students can help determine whether or not Albany decides to favor short-term economic

let ter to the editor growth without considering any of the negative externalities or favor sustainable growth without endangering public health while setting an example for America. We, as College Democrats, believe in the latter and hope you will join us in the spring semester for the chance to work on this important initiative. The invitation is extended to any and all interested students. Please join our Facebook group, College Democrats’ Syracuse chapter and our e-mail listserv on OrgSync for updates and meeting times. Please direct any further questions to President Minda Conroe, at mcconroe@syr.edu.

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hen I was a little girl, I’d occasionally drag around my stuffed Kermit the Frog and spend my summer afternoons with bubble wands. And even though I’ve never intentionally worn meat, I have been a victim of a sloppy joe food fight. If only I was 6 years old today. The same circumstances might have placed me above that brat Suri Cruise as best dressed. Vogue’s special edition Best Dressed issue dropped this week. Stuck between perfectly photoshopped pictures of Blake Lively and Kate Moss was none other than Lady Gaga. Not a surprise because Mama Monster has mesmerized, shocked and confused the hell out of the world with her “cutting-edge” fashion. “Fashion” being the key word. Gaga’s ensembles, while undoubtedly creative, are merely costumes created by a team of stylists, designers and eccentrics. Most creative use of pearls? Sure. Most peculiar placement of lace? You bet. But best

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dressed? Blake Lively’s effervescent personality shines through her effortless style, gaining her bombshell status. And Kate Moss’s iconic image has both influenced and captivated the fashion world since her first spread in Britain’s The Face magazine when she was 16. Then there’s Lady Gaga, whose red pleather, nuninspired, boob-gun style portfolio is essentially costume, not style. Gaga’s elaborate and intricate designs are unique and certainly complements her message of embracing individuality. But saying she’s best dressed is a bold statement, one that a dress made out of raw meat wouldn’t even be able to back up. I could easily rummage through the costume bin of my dance recital days and strut around in sequined tutus, polka dot leotards and a hat shaped like a birthday candle. Perhaps I will someday. And just like Gaga’s bizarre justifications, I’ll make clear that my candle hat repre-

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really? sents the dim yet ever-present flame of our country’s unity. Be yourself. Equality for all. However, I am a Gaga fan. She’s a freak of nature, which is exactly what we need in a country of Justin Biebers and the Jonas Brothers. Not to mention that her use of plastic telephones and ripped tights is both innovative and resourceful. And though I’ve been amused by her confusion as to whether she’s a pop star or politician, I respect Gaga for using her celebrity to advocate for gay rights, inspire youths to embrace who they are and piss off the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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without a bit of concern. But again, saying she’s best dressed is like hanging a toilet bowl from the ceiling and calling it a masterpiece. Her costumes are irreplaceable, but only in the sense that you wouldn’t wear a meat dress for a Saturday night out. Plus it’s difficult to imagine that Chanel-cloaked, Bottega Venetajeweled, Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour would condone such a celebrity earning a spot on her coveted list. Especially one whose closet includes a Kermit the Frog cape and a device that shoots sparks out of her vagina. Lady Gaga surely has had her moments, but they are few and far between. Her homage to the late, great Alexander McQueen is fabulous, and she rocks the s*** out of Prada and Miu Miu. But unfortunately, there’s a difference between wearing designer duds and creating something out of the first idea that’s popped into your head (hence the lobster mask).

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Such a difference doesn’t include creating a dress out of raw meat and wrapping the leftovers around your shoes. Mixed with the red of the meat, it appeared she was trying to make some deformed Fourth of July “let freedom ring” declaration. I’m sorry. I don’t care what statement she was trying to make. That get-up was just plain nasty. Gaga’s biggest contribution to fashion will most likely be those boob guns she sports in the “Alejandro” music video. They might just be the secret weapon that governments need to finally achieve peace in the Middle East. Unless Kermit the Frog capes or pork become the next big trend in camouflage. Lauren Tousignant is a junior writing and communication and rhetorical studies major. She is the opinion editor at The Daily Orange, where her column appears occasionally. She can be reached at letousig@syr.edu.

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of a $1 million donation with her husband, Steven Brechin, an SU professor of sociology. The gift was announced on Oct. 31, 2007, as a donation to SU’s capital campaign, The Campaign for Syracuse University, which has a goal of raising $1 billion. Changes caused by the recession were also unseen in the report. In March 2009, Cantor announced she was taking a 10 percent pay cut for the 2009-10 fiscal year in light of the recession and its effect on the university, Quinn said. Cantor was the fourth-highest paid private college president in New York, ranking behind the presidents at Touro College, Columbia University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Without the $500,000 bonus, Cantor would have dropped to ninth place in New York state behind Cornell University President David Skorton. She also would have fallen to 40th place among all private institutions surveyed, right in front of Brown University and Princeton University. In 2008, Cantor’s base salary was $598,758. But that was not the only category The Chronicle included in its analysis. In addition to base compensation and bonus and incentive compensation, it also took benefits into account to come up with each president’s total compensation package. In deferred compensation, Cantor had $152,214, which is “not actual money that’s been paid to her yet,” Quinn said. “She hasn’t received those funds, and she won’t receive those funds until she completes her current contract in 2014,” he said. Cantor also had $123,522 in non-taxable benefits for 2008. “Within that, essentially, is the annual value of her living in the chancellor’s residence and the value of her having the use of the chancel-

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lor’s apartment at Lubin House in New York City,” Quinn said. The Joseph I. Lubin House is where SU holds meetings, classes, interviews and other events. Quinn said Cantor uses Lubin House for business purposes in New York City. The final category taken into consideration by The Chronicle was other compensation. Cantor had $11,970 in other pay, which Quinn classified as a “small benefit.” The other compensation category is “an all-encompassing category for unusual taxable items,” said Andrea Fuller, a reporter with The Chronicle who worked on the data team. She said the “other” category contains anything from a life-insurance payout to taxable things related to housing. “It’s sort of a catch-all category,” Fuller said. “This is where you would probably see retirement benefits that were paid out and taxable.” Although Cantor was the 14th-highest paid private college president in The Chronicle’s analysis, Quinn said she is right in the midrange in terms of salary of SU’s peer institutions, such as New York University, Boston University and Northeastern University. In 2008, NYU’s president had a base compen-

sation of $1,238,724; BU’s president had a base salary of $691,716; and Northeastern’s president had a base compensation of $607,112 compared to Cantor’s salary of $598,758. At private nonprofit four-year colleges and universities, average tuition and fees are $27,293, which is an increase of about 35 percent over the past decade, according to College Board. The annual percent of tuition increase is currently at about 4 percent at SU, Quinn said. But tuition is not directly related to the chancellor’s salary, he said. Quinn said he does not think students and parents will lose confidence in higher education as tuition and presidents’ salaries continue to grow. Quinn said it is important to keep SU affordable and accessible through strong financial aid packages and by keeping tuition under control. “I also think to be an elite university, you have to be able to attract elite leaders,” he said. David Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, said in a statement released Sunday that college presidents’ salaries reflect supply and demand and institutions must offer compensation packages that attract capable leaders. “There is just a small pool of candidates who possess the skill set that is required, and are willing to take on the stressful 24/7 nature of the position,” Warren said in the statement. Fuller, the reporter, said there are two sides to the story. “We hear from people each year who, particularly universities that have seen any kind of cut back or tuition increases, are upset about the pay levels,” she said. “On the other hand, these are hard jobs, and experts say that it’s hard to find the top talent.” Each institution is different, but many of the private universities and colleges that rank near the top of the analysis are paying a lot to retain

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fect neighborhood or anything but to make sure people are being able to live together respectfully.” Some of the properties in the East neighborhood need to be examined to be better taken care of, Rotblat said. She said she hopes this study reaches a wide range of landlords to figure out ways to work with students and permanent residents to beautify the neighborhood. The top three quality of life issues in the East neighborhood are partying and noise, trash and parking, Rotblat said. One example of addressing these issues could be implementing wheeled trash bins rather than residents leaving trash bags on the street, she said. “It is a college community, but there needs to be a partnership between students, landlords, the university and permanent residents to create this understanding,” Rotblat said. “And it can’t just be one person. It needs to be a true partnership to make change.” The lack of student involvement in the offcampus community has also been an ongoing

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. Greg Robinson: $2,214,505* Former head football coach *includes a $1 million buyout

2. Nancy Cantor: $ 1,386,464** Chancellor

**includes $500,000 contract completion bonus that Cantor gave back to SU

3. Jim Boeheim: $1,135,751 Men’s basketball coach

4. Daryl Gross: $590,869 Athletic director

5. Louis Marcoccia: $580,902 Chief financial officer

Source: guidestar.org Robinson: blueandgold.com; Cantor, Gross, Marcoccia: syr.edu,; Boeheim: suathletics.com

particular leaders, Fuller said. And that trend is not going to slow down. Fuller said several compensation experts she has spoken with expect salaries to continue to rise in the future. Said Fuller: “Colleges are competing more seriously for the top talent, and we’re going to see more generous payouts from boards in that respect.” jdharr04@syr.edu

problem, Rotblat said. Brian Zimmerman, a senior international relations and social work major, has lived on Euclid Avenue for the past two years. So far this year, Zimmerman said he has not seen much conflict with SU students and community members but that it usually picks up in the spring. “Last year as it got warmer, there was trash everywhere,” Zimmerman said. “We kept our house pretty nice, but other people’s yards were pretty unkempt, and you could definitely see that the community members were upset.” Zimmerman said he thinks the reason for the lack of student involvement is because students feel they do not actually have much power in any changes made, and a lot of times their opinions get pushed below those of the permanent residents. Said Zimmerman: “Last year a lot of community members were saying that they lived there first.” hawentz@ syr.edu

Boundaries of Syracuse’s East Neighborhood • E. Colvin Street and Meadowbrook Drive to the south • Euclid Avenue and Clarendon Street to the north • Westmoreland Avenue to the east • Ostrom and Comstock avenues to the west Source: unpa.net


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Once the results from the survey are in, Fernandez-Lovo said he plans to present it to SU’s Student Association, as well as ESF’s Undergraduate Student Association, and ask for a resolution. He will then present the results to the administration at both schools. Before NYPIRG announced its study, representatives from the group had visited classrooms to discuss the issue with students. “A lot of students have been asking, ‘Is there a way to eliminate the sale of water bottles?’” Fernandez-Lovo said. This is not the first time NYPIRG has sup-

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ate assistant at the LGBT Resource Center who planned the campaign. Instead, the LGBT Resource Center chose to hold its weeklong recognition with awareness events that included a poster campaign and tabling in Schine Student Center. Posters depicting the number of transgender people who have died, along with faces and back stories, were hung up around campus Monday, Hannahs said. People at the tables at Schine on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday passed out awareness ribbons, which students are encouraged to wear Thursday, along with the “You Are Not Alone” shirts that were distributed in October for National Coming Out Month.  “There’s a lot of merit and worth in a vigil, but the same 50 people tend to show up,” Hannahs said. “It’s great for support and community, but what we’re doing this year opens it up more broadly.”  This year’s awareness campaign also calls attention to the many other issues transgender individuals face, Hannahs said. The public often focuses on ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy or legalizing gay marriage as the main issues the LGBT community faces.  But transgender individuals face issues such as pronoun usage, what computer systems and paperwork recognize them as or what bathroom to use, she said.  “‘T’ is different from ‘LGBT,’” Hannahs said.  DeLine, the transgender student, said he thinks having a vigil as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance is important. But he said he understands that people may not want to focus on negativity and instead raise awareness.   “It’s important to have both,” he said.  Margaret Himley, the co-director of the LGBT studies minor, said she has long thought the Transgender Day of Remembrance should be marked by more than just mourning. She is pleased with the effort to bring awareness to more of the campus, she said. “If there’s just mourning, it’s possible for people who are not transgender to feel pity and distance,” Himley said. “It’s not easy to be transgender, but it is not all tragic.”  More than half of transgender and gender nonconforming people who were bullied, harassed or assaulted in school because of their gender identity have attempted suicide, according to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey released in October.  Though SU does not have any issues as serious as murder or suicide because of bullying based on gender identity, there is still work needed to be done to improve the campus climate toward transgender individuals, Himley said.  Since Himley began working at SU in 1983, the campus has made strides in accepting transgender students, she said. SU added gender identity to its anti-discrimination policy in 2006 and created the LGBT studies minor in 2005. The campus also

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ported the reformation of bottled beverage use in New York state. In 1982, the group successfully advocated for New York’s 5-cent deposit law, the Bottle Bill, to be passed by the state Legislature. Absent from the original bill was a stipulation to allow a 5-cent deposit on water bottles, which was not included because they are not containers for carbonated beverages. In 2009, New York passed a law that stated all bottled water sold in New York smaller than a gallon would require a 5-cent deposit starting Oct. 31, 2009, according to NYPIRG’s website. Twelve other American college campuses have already begun to make progress toward eliminating water bottles on their campuses, according to NYPIRG’s estimates. On Nov. 5, The

Cornell Daily Sun reported Cornell University’s student government passed a resolution to phase out bottled water sales. Similar steps have been made by other universities, including Brown University, Washington University in St. Louis, DePauw University, Oberlin College and the University of Portland. A main argument against the use of water bottles is that they are the No. 1 source of trash at landfills, Fernandez-Lovo said. Other arguments against the use of water bottles include the cost and fuel used to ship bottles and that Syracuse’s tap water is already clean enough to be used in place of bottled water. “I feel it’s kind of silly to be shipping these bottles around the country when we have perfectly good drinking water here,” said John Hassett, an

ESF chemistry professor. The primary source of drinking water to Syracuse is directly from Skaneateles Lake. The water passes through a series of coarse screens and is treated with chlorine. But the drinking water of Syracuse is unique in that it is one of only six unfiltered water sources in the United States that supply a large metropolitan area, according to the Cornell Cooperative Extension.   Hassett suggested students who do not like the taste of chlorinated tap water should use a water filter, such as those produced by Brita, to be more sustainable-minded. Hassett also said he has no opinion about whether to support or oppose the proposal to potentially phase out bottles.

began a pilot program for gender-neutral housing this year, and an openly transgender man, D. Chase James Catalano, now runs the LGBT Resource Center. But Himley hears students talk about facing discrimination, such as being called “you freak,”  when walking down Euclid Avenue or sees slurs written on residence hall room white boards, she said.  “There’s these micro-moments that are hard for institutions to change with a policy,” Himley said.  In his experiences, DeLine said, SU has generally been more transgender-friendly than other places he’s been. He grew up around Syracuse, where he said finding resources like doctors and therapists as a transgender individual required an underground network of communication.  He transferred to SU from Purchase College, State University of New York. At Purchase, he said he feels transgender support was mostly left up to the students. SU provides much more staff guidance than Purchase, and the LGBT Resource

Center provides a much more centralized resource than the city and suburbs of Syracuse, he said. Though DeLine mainly chose SU because it is close to his home, he said SU’s reputation as an LGBT-friendly campus influenced his decision. When he is on campus, he faces little to no hostility, he said, but most people do not know he is transgender because he passes well as a male.   “I have heard of people having not necessarily tense interactions but feeling tense. And I know that I definitely feel tense,” he said. “What can be done about that by the school, I’m not sure.”  When DeLine tells people at SU he is transgender, they react supportively, he said. He has only told two non-transgender students he is transgender.  Despite support from students and faculty, DeLine said he sees areas in which SU could improve its accommodations for transgender students, specifically the gendered bathrooms. He faces no difficulty going to the men’s room because he has transitioned but knows people

who find it difficult going to the bathroom. SU is committed to installing at least one gender-neutral restroom in each new building under the anti-discrimination policy, according an article in The Daily Orange on Feb. 24, 2009. But DeLine knows people who still feel frustrated because they cannot find a bathroom to go to, an experience with which he empathizes, he said.  “Before I transitioned and was on hormones, I often felt some of my worst encounters just going into the women’s room just as a masculine appearing female. People would be like, ‘Get out, you’re a boy,’” he said.  Above all, DeLine said he thinks the main issue that needs to be addressed is raising awareness of the issues transgender students face and the resources available to help them.  “There’s all these resources. It’s just letting people know about them that’s the big issue,” he said. “Everybody is doing a really good job, and everybody could be doing a lot better.” 

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Sororities will dance off in front of judges for best performance at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s second dance competition Thursday. The competition will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium Where: Gifford of Huntington Beard Auditorium When: Today, 7:30 Crouse Hall. Organizp.m. ers said the event will How much: $5 raise money for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and showcase the dance skills of SU’s greek life. “We feel like there are a lot of different fundraisers on campus for different organizations,” said Matan Cafri, the co-philanthropy chair of SAE. “For us, we enjoy dancing a lot and thought in a college environment, dancing is something people are good at, and we could put on a really cool show.” Ten sororities on campus will be competing in the showcase, with Alpha Chi Omega as the defending champ. A panel of judges from the

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Syracuse band Sophistafunk and the owner of Funk ‘n Waffles, Adam Gold, will judge the performances on creativity, originality, chemistry and overall performance, Cafri said. This year’s winning sorority will receive half of the money raised through tickets sold at the door to donate toward a philanthropy of its choice. The other half of the ticket sales and money raised through registration fees will go toward Golisano Children’s Hospital. “We’ve been donating to them for the past couple of years. Last year we helped raise money for their dance and music programs for sick children,” Cafri said. The competition was moved from its location in Hendricks Chapel last year to Gifford Auditorium because of the centrality of Gifford’s location and the size of the venue, Cafri said. The event is open to the public to watch, and Cafri said he expects to sell 400 to 450 tickets. A video of SAE’s tour in the hospital will kick off the showcase, which two SAE brothers, Sam Klemmer and Joe Nehme, will moderate, Cafri said. The hosts will introduce each performance and provide some comic relief

Ten sororities to participate in dance-off for children’s hospital

between acts. “We hosted the event last year, and we were invited back this year to host again,” said Klemmer, recruitment chair of SAE and a senior television, radio and film major. “We’ve also been best friends since freshman year, so it seemed like a good fit.” Their job is to keep the program on schedule and keep the audience entertained, said Nehme, a senior marketing major. “We don’t want to bore the audience,” Nehme said. “We’ll do some quick one-liners to keep the audience attentive, but we won’t make the whole thing about us.” The competition will feature a stroll performance by the Latina women’s service organization Omega Phi Beta and a performance by the brothers at SAE, in addition to the competing sororities’ numbers. Sororities competing this year include Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma and the newly reinstated Alpha Gamma Delta. “I’m hoping the newbies, the AGD girls, do well,” Nehme said. “They’re trying to establish themselves, and they’re definitely a dark

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year associates degrees, as long as they maintain a strong grade point average. Six SU schools and colleges are a part of the agreement, as they offer programs of study, such as the social sciences and engineering, that match associate degrees at OCC. These colleges include the College of Arts and Sciences, the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Education. The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications are among those not on the list of possible areas of study. Another part of the “2+2” agreement is a feature called predictive financial aid. When students enter OCC as freshmen, they will receive a financial aid estimate for their two potential years at SU, said Don Saleh, president of enrollment management at SU. With this predictive financial aid package, students at OCC could start saving and planning how they will pay for SU or could decide if the transfer is financially possible, he said. The package will include all expected costs: room and board, tuition, books and supplies. The agreement continues Cantor’s call for SU and its students to make the university an anchor institution for the city by providing channels for advancement, economic development and social progress.

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construction teams responsible for the design and installation, Alfiere said. SU will cover the small amount left over, and no public funds will be used for the construction. The companies fixed the building at their own expense, Bogucz said. The $150,000 is not

“For us, we enjoy dancing a lot and thought in a college environment, dancing is something people are good at, and we could put on a really cool show.” Matan Cafri

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horse in this competition.” Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. Klemmer said that while he and Nehme are trying to make the event fun, they want to remind people the reason they are holding it. “While it’s fun to know who the best dance crew of all the sororities is,” Klemmer said, “the main goal is to raise money for charity.” medelane@syr.edu

“The agreement perfectly complements the Say Yes program,” Sydow said. The Syracuse Say Yes to Education program gives the 21,000 students in the Syracuse City School District the opportunity for guaranteed admission to SU, OCC and a host of other colleges and universities around the state. Through the agreement, students from the city school district can begin at OCC and then move on to SU without the anxiety associated with the college admissions process, Cantor said. The program is another way for SU to target a demographic likely to stay in the Central New York area following graduation, providing skills and knowledge to strengthen the community, administrators said at Wednesday’s press conference. OCC and SU also signed on to a joint agreement that will provide selected staff and faculty at OCC with a full ride to SU as they pursue a master’s or doctoral degree. Eric Delfavero, a student at OCC and vice president of services of the honors fraternity Phi Theta Kappa, also spoke Wednesday. She said she went to OCC because of the courses she could take and because she was not quite ready to leave home. But she said she always intended to transfer after graduation to get her bachelor’s degree. Though she said not all students know where they want to transfer when they enter community college, the smooth transition the “2+2” agreement now provides “makes the decision in the end a lot easier.” rastrum@syr.edu

being charged to any of the original sources of funding. Despite the fact that the cracks started to form only shortly after the $41 million construction of the Center of Excellence, Alfiere said “everyone involved in the project is completely satisfied with the way the problems were resolved” and “stepped up and took responsibility for their part.” dsbrauns@ syr.edu


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Stage direction the sweet stuff in the middle

With hands-on experience, Archbold Theatre guides SU Department of Drama 30 years after opening By Flash Steinbeiser | Feature Editor

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efore renovations to the old Regent Theatre could commence, there was one thing Jim Clark wanted to do: Blow it up.

As the stage dynamite erupted, the building merely rang in a series of non-threatening blasts from the pyrotechnics, Clark said. But Regent Theatre may as well have gone up in flames. It was time to move on. Time for Syracuse’s new venue, Archbold Theatre, to take center stage. “They stripped the side of the old Regent movie theatre house down to the brick walls,” said Clark, who served as Syracuse Stage’s managing director from 1976 to 1992 and as chair of the Syracuse University Department of Drama from 1992 to 2007. “Everything went out. And then we built back into it what you see now,” he said. In the 30 years since Syracuse Stage’s Archbold Theatre rose from the imaginary rubble, the theatre has grown from a local play venue to an opportunity with the SU Department of Drama. One could not exist without the other. And through these mutual benefits, Archbold Theatre created a rare relationship between a learning institution and professional theater.

Up close “Intimacy.” That’s what Arthur Storch wanted. When Storch, the SU Department of Drama chair from 1974 to 1992, first walked into Regent Theatre on Irving Avenue, he knew the intimate theater feel would not translate with the theater’s 900 seats. And for a production

night to even closely resemble a full house, 700 of those seats had to be filled, Clark said. “He immediately looked at that space and said, ‘This is just not useable space for a professional theater,’” Clark said. So Storch moved Syracuse Stage’s productions over to the 200-seat theater in the same building, which would later be dedicated in his name. Now this was intimacy. With only 200 seats, viewers were right in front of the stage. Demand for the seats skyrocketed, Clark said. The only way audiences could score a set was by purchasing a season-long subscription. Buying a single ticket was near impossible. While Syracuse Stage was in Storch Theatre, Clark said subscriptions reached as high as 10,000 per season. “It was probably the smartest decision (Storch) made coming here,” Clark said. But the success of Storch’s limited seating began to implode on the theater. To ensure every subscriber was guaranteed a seat, more performances were given per week. Plays would run up to six weeks long. Clark said there was not enough ticket income to pay for expenses every week. To ensure financial security, Syracuse Stage had to move to a larger venue.

Another Archbold After a retreat between the theater’s Board of Trustees, it was decided that Syracuse Stage would move back to Regent Theatre. But there were conditions. The theater would have to be completely renovated and host fewer seats in order to work. As one SU building by the name of Archbold rose among a cacophony of stage dyna-

mite, another reached the end of its tenure. Archbold Stadium, which had been SU’s primary sports complex since 1907, was being demolished to make way for the Carrier Dome, which also opened in 1980. John Dana Archbold, who contributed $450,000 toward the theater’s renovation, was the grandson of John Dustin Archbold, who donated approximately $4 million to Archbold Stadium, according to university archives. “The family of the same name did not die away,” Clark said. “It just moved down the hill.” During construction, Clark said Storch would remind the architects to make sure the seats were set close enough to the actual stage. He wanted to blend the closeness of Storch Theatre with the large space of Regent Theatre. They found a balance with 499 seats: small enough for an intimate setting, but large enough to support a wide audience. After eight months of renovation, Archbold Theatre opened on Nov. 14 with Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” which Storch directed. “It’s a completely different experience from the Civic Center or the Landmark Theatre,” Clark said. “You can see the faces of the actors, and you can hear their voices.

Friends with benefits

The Department of Drama and Syracuse Stage hold a symbiotic relationship. While the university owns Archbold Theatre and oversees its operations, Syracuse Stage fosters a learning environment for drama students. Many part-time professors and instructors are also members of Syracuse Stage, said Jeff WoodSEE ARCHBOLD PAGE 12

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Arts center lights up for safety By Liz Sawyer

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Downtown Syracuse received a facelift after a new lighting system was turned on to brighten the dimly lit streets of Columbus Circle and prominent buildings. The total project cost $540,000. But County Executive Joanie Mahoney said she thinks it’s worth every penny. “It’s terrific news because we have brought light to a part of downtown that’s very dark,” Mahoney said. “We get almost constant complaints from people about parking and walking in the dark.” The Downtown Lighting Project was designed to bring some vibrancy to the downtown area and support

“By turning on the lights and giving people a sense of security to come downtown, we’re encouraging people to spend an evening here.” Joanie Mahoney

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the arts, more specifically events going on at the Mulroy Civic Center. By creating a brighter atmosphere, Mahoney hoped to make the public feel more secure when in town late in the evening. “Over the years, the audience has dropped off for the (Syracuse) symphony, and it’s in no small part because we’re asking people to come in from the suburbs on a dark winter night and park and walk to the Civic Center, which is disconcerting for people,” she said. After the lights were turned on Friday evening, Mahoney said local residents responded positively. Other lit-up buildings include the Onondaga County Courthouse, War Memorial Arena and St. Paul’s Cathedral on Montgomery Street. World-renowned lighting consultant Howard Brandston, who has worked on projects such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Petronas Towers, had been commissioned to design the plan long before Mahoney came into office in January 2008. When Mahoney was elected, she decided to bring the proposal to SEE LIGHTING PAGE 12


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Extra-special bitters are a more intense version of standard bitters. English bitters, created in the United Kingdom, embody a light ale with low carbonation and ABV, as well as pale malts and a mild hop presence. ESBs have higher alcohol content but are balanced by a hop bitterness matched against malt sweetness. They are meant to hide the alcohol content so that it’s still drinkable. This way, one can enjoy several and still stand up straight afterward. By combining the sweetness and bitterness with a higher

Doggie Style pours an extremely light amber color, and the little head produced when poured dissipates rather quickly. The pale ale smells of oranges and flowers, due to its intense hop presence. While not overly bitter, the malt flavor is masked by citrusy hops, which pours well with a relatively mild carbonation. The beer also has traces of pine and nut that quickly dissipate under the hop finish. Hops always tend to be the finishing flavor in any beer that isn’t perfectly balanced.

Many American breweries often create their own takes on traditional Belgian ales, and Pranqster takes a decent stab at the genre. Pouring a light, golden color with a medium head, it smells like a cross between apples, mild chamomile spices, malty sweetness and yeast. Most American Belgian-style ales are not the best smelling beers, but this one is fairly pleasant to the senses. The taste is initially masked by surprisingly high carbonation found when the ale is served cold. With a transitional taste, it starts off yeasty with mild citrus up front. This is followed by malt sweetness that ends with slightly bitter hops. Hardly a balanced beer, it is an excellent take on traditional Belgian ales and stands out among all of the other imitators. — Compiled by Lucas Sacks, staff writer, ldsacks@syr.edu

Elements of Hip-Hop event to integrate music, community service By Jada Wong STAFF WRITER

For Ran Li, whoever said hip-hop is dead was wrong. Li, the cultural director of Asian Students in America will prove it with the eighth annual Elements of Hip-Hop event, which will take place this Saturday at Schine Underground. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature Taiyo Na, a popular AsianAmerican singer, Where: Schine Underground songwriter, emcee When: Saturday, 7 p.m. and producer from How much: $3 with New York City. SUID, $5 without The event will be hosted by ASIA and is a collaborative effort with Syracuse University Breakdance, Verbal Blend, the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition, Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., the Shift Dance Crew, DJ group Chemicals of Creation, InspiRing and Young Harlem. The night will illustrate six elements of hiphop: emcee, DJ, spoken word, breakdance, activism, and roots, through the different student groups and organizations. Li, a senior political science major, wanted to host an event that brought together several student organizations while bringing in a different aspect of hip-hop culture.

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“Hip-hop is mainstream and commercialized — that’s why people say hip-hop is dead. But the underground hip-hop is the opposite of mainstream, and people often ignore it,” said Li, who has been planning for the event for five months. In the past, Elements of Hip-Hop has been a celebration of hip-hop, but this year’s theme is focused on being active and giving back to the community, Li said. Li found that difference by reaching out to SU students Evin Robinson and Tiffany Bender and splitting the ticket sales, half of which will go toward the Scholarship Showcase. It is a textbook scholarship started by Bender, a senior communication and rhetorical studies major, and Robinson, a junior communication and rhetorical studies and economics major, that gives $1,000 to five graduating high school seniors from Syracuse, Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan who are attending college. “I am an underprivileged student here at SU, and I’ve had a few semesters where I couldn’t afford textbooks,” Robinson said. “I want to make sure other kids have the necessary funds for academic excellence.” Robinson started his jewelry business, InspiRing, during high school in New York City. He used his knowledge of twisting and bending wires into rings in a jewelry-making class and decided to turn it into a business. He dedicated the business to promote female empowerment

but has since extended it to promote youth empowerment. The gold-filled wire and handblown glass bead rings are meant to be worn on the right hand, which is symbolic for female independence, Robinson said. Li also invited Derek Ford, an organizer for the Syracuse branch of the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition. Ford will represent the night’s element of activism and will speak about police brutality, immigration and surveillance cameras. While the night is heavily focused on activ-

ism and giving back to the community, there will also be breakdancing to amp up the atmosphere. Popular dance crews, such as SU Breakdance and the Shift Dance Crew, will choreograph and perform original material. “My vision for the event is to celebrate hiphop, share Asian-American hip-hop culture and give back to the community,” Li said. “I wanted to present something more than what’s been done before.” jwong04@syr.edu

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ward, giving students firsthand experience in the theatre world, whether it be acting, managing or costume designing. “We are very much joined at the hip with the drama department,” said Woodward, general manager of Syracuse Stage. When Ralph Zito looks at this dynamic, all he sees are opportunities. When Zito became the chair of the drama department in August, he started looking for different ways to incorporate the professional staff into the department’s curriculum. To him, they are wonderful resources that provide a learning experience unlike any other in the country. He calls the mix between a conservatory-style professional theater company and major university as the “meta institution.” “We do Syracuse University drama and Syra-

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cuse Stage co-production at least once a year,” Zito said, “which provides opportunities for our students to perform with professionals under professional direction on a professional stage.” Then there’s Archbold Theatre. The drama department works almost exclusively in Storch Theatre, but Zito sees it as another resource for the growth between the Department of Drama and Syracuse Stage. In fact, for the first time in more than 20 years, the Department of Drama opened a performance in Archbold Theatre this year with “Cabaret,” and Syracuse Stage held a production of “No Child” in Storch Theatre. Alanna Rodgers, who played Fraulein Schneider in “Cabaret,” said there is a significant difference between acting on the Archbold stage and the Storch stage. She said while she will always love Storch, rehearsing in Archbold was an experience unlike any other. She said the opportunity to perform on Archbold really meant something, and it pushed her to it give her all.

“It makes you feel like a real actor,” said Rodgers, a senior acting major. Zito said he is looking into the possibility of integrating the stages between the departments. He said he is evaluating how the spaces are used and blurring the distinct line between Archbold Theatre and Storch Theatre. Archbold Theatre, he said, provides that intimate space that Storch set out for 30 years ago. He shares the same philosophy as his predecessor. The theater’s size allows for a wide range of theatrical possibilities. It can contain the quieter moments when need be. It can sustain the louder moments, as well. Whether this is the drama department’s production of “Cabaret” or explosions of stage dynamite, Archbold Theatre is the tie that binds Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama together. Rodgers certainly knows that. Every night during the run of “Cabaret,” Rodgers would walk out onto the edge of the center stage and

“They stripped the side of the old Regent movie theatre house down to the brick walls. Everything went out. And then we built back into it what you see now.” Jim Clark

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sing before the entire audience. On any other stage, she said, the entire experience would not have been the same. “Just standing there and baring my soul was one of the coolest things I’ve ever felt,” Rodgers said. “I will never forget that.” ansteinb@syr.edu

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the Onondaga County Legislature, which then approved it 17-2 in April 2008. The money for the job came from several sources, but the majority was paid for by funds left over from a settlement from a tobacco company with Onondaga County. Another main contributor was the revenue from the room occupancy tax paid by tourists who stay in hotel rooms in the area. Mahoney said none of the expenses came out of taxpayers’ wallets. Casey Jordan is one of the two legislators who opposed adding the lights because he didn’t feel it was an appropriate use of funds. Jordan said he understood the justification of the supporting legislators, but he thought the money could be better utilized for other projects that would have a greater return on the investment. “There’s already lighting, it’s not like we have darkened streets,” Jordan said. “I don’t know that (lights) are necessarily a big factor in whether people go downtown. I just thought it was an awful lot of money.” Jordan would have rather spent the money on an advertising campaign to promote downtown Syracuse, as well as increase the number of special events the city hosts. Both of which, he said, would promote tourism in the city. But fellow legislator Kathleen Rapp said the lights are doing exactly that. “Before, no one could see our beautiful buildings that are the center of our community,” she said. “Now I think it will be more appealing to tourists and a lot safer.” Even community members have noticed the difference. Chuck Mason has been working at the Civic Center for more than 30 years and has been living in Syracuse even longer. As the senior event attendant there, Mason noticed how concerned residents were about walking to their cars after a show when it was so dark in the circle. “People are noticing (the lights),” he said. “It certainly makes a difference. It’s going to make them, especially the elderly, feel a lot better late at night.” Though the price of the makeover was more than $500,000, Mahoney said they actually came in under budget. Funding from the room occupancy tax and the tobacco settlement totaled $658,000, so they saved on the installation. “By turning on the lights and giving people a sense of security to come downtown, we’re encouraging people to spend an evening here,” Mahoney said. “From a purely investment standpoint, this will repay itself 10 times over. It’s a basic example of good economic development.” egsawyer@syr.edu


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a c r k t f Of Poor characterization sets back fast-paced action in ‘Unstoppable’ By Sam Littman | Staff Writer

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ony Scott is one of the few major directors with an identifiable style that has never garnered any acclaim. If his most recent work, “Unstoppable,” is any indication, the 66-year-old director should finally get his due from critics. Beginning with “Man on Fire” in 2004, Scott adopted a style that consists of aggravatingly brief takes, headache-inducing discoloration and laughable slow-motion shots. Scott’s “Domino” (2005), “Déjà Vu” (2006) and “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009) are made in the same stylistic vein, frequently wasting the talent of his favorite leading man, Denzel Washington. With “Unstoppable,” Scott has finally found the perfect property for his chaotic style, and the result is arguably the most accomplished of his 16 films. One of the newest employees of the Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad, conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine) is paired with veteran engineer Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) on one of his first assignments. Just as Colson and the world-weary Barnes come to like one another, Barnes is alerted of an unmanned train that is traveling at a high speed directly toward the highly populated town of Stanton, Pa. The train is the size of the Chrysler Building and is loaded with toxic, combustible chemicals that could easily decimate a large city. Displeased with the attitude of the Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad higher-ups who only care about how much money they might lose, Colson and Barnes take matters into their

own hands. Determined to prevent the unmanned locomotive from leveling Stanton, Colson and Barnes gun their train in reverse to latch onto the locomotive and eventually take command of it. The blue-collar workers are suddenly tasked with saving thousands of lives and selflessly, perhaps foolishly, endeavor to halt the missilelike vehicle. Though the templates of Scott’s most recent projects certainly suited his chaotic style, never has he directed a film that actually required his choppy aesthetic. The premise and plot of “Unstoppable” practically demand a director with as short an attention span as Scott, who derives unbearable tension from Barnes and Colson’s quest to quell the speed of the runaway train. Washington is expectedly great in one of his least demanding roles, possessing a tough but wise disposition that all but forces the viewer to respect him. An unfortunate casualty of the production is the waste of Pine’s considerable talent in a role that, while heroic and stirring, suppresses his greatest strengths. Pine is capable of projecting a rare combination of masculinity and flamboyance most actors would die to emulate, but in “Unstoppable” he is saddled with a role that is simply too bland. Though the intolerable suits that run the Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad could be called the villains, “Unstoppable” presents a relatively new antagonist in the form of the runaway train. Though the train itself is not

Barnes and Colson do not necessarily at fault because it cannot think on its own, it is hard not to affix some anger onto the piece of machinery that could cause so much damage. In all likelihood, the train does not represent anything beyond its physical form, but imagining what it might stand for is almost unavoidable, which inflates its prominence in the viewer’s mind. As one should expect from Scott, the actors’ tremendous talents are woefully underutilized.

become fully well-rounded characters until they engage in a heroic effort. The trip is entirely engrossing, but the lack of character development is somewhat nullified by the excitement of the chase. And for Scott, the chase is what it’s all about. smlittma@syr.edu

“UNSTOPPABLE” Director: Tony Scott

Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson

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Conference race still wide open as top-tier teams square off By Mark Cooper Asst. Copy Editor

South Florida seemed to be spiraling toward the basement of the Big East just a month ago. The Bulls lost at West Virginia to fall to 0-2 in the Big East. The offense hadn’t scored a touchdown in either conference game. Quarterback B.J. Daniels was under fire for throwing 10 interceptions in USF’s first five games, including five in the first two Big East games. But in the 2010 version of the Big East, where there are no dominant teams, anything can happen. First-year head coach Skip Holtz stayed the course and didn’t make any drastic changes. And the results speak for themselves. “Just really proud of this football team in so many respects,” Holtz said after the Bulls won its third straight game, 24-21, over Louisville Saturday. South Florida (6-3, 3-2 Big East) clinched bowl eligibility with the win. And the Bulls are thinking greater than that now. USF sits in a four-way tie in the loss column in the Big East, one game behind current leader Pittsburgh (5-4, 3-1). It’s a product of a year during which the conference has no de facto No. 1 team. Parity kept South Florida in the race, and the Bulls came together in time. Now Holtz’s team has as good of a shot to win the conference as anyone. It can take advantage of that chance when it plays Pittsburgh this weekend. “Everyone keeps asking me, ‘What’s your opinion in this league, who’s the best team, etc.,’” Holtz said. “I can tell by looking at film this week that Pittsburgh is one of the favorite teams. “(I’m) excited to be playing this game at home with so much riding on this game.” Pittsburgh leads the conference by a game,

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remains the No. 1 sport played among high school athletes. “It can go both ways, but in my town, lacrosse would be No. 1,” said SU midfielder Josh Amidon, a native of Lafayette, N.Y., about 15 minutes south of Syracuse. Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida have the football culture. Central New York has lacrosse. Syracuse has been able to use the popularity of lacrosse in the area to its advantage. Desko remembers when local high school teams, with players he was recruiting, used to play their games at J.S. Coyne Stadium, just outside Manley Field House. That’s the advantage Desko has enjoyed with recruiting in the area. He has also benefited from recruiting dualsport athletes, many of whom played football in high school. Players from the area, like Fazio, who opted not to pursue a college football career, use their athletic gifts on the lacrosse field instead. Or players like Jovan Miller, a senior on the Syracuse lacrosse team, who was offered a football scholarship to play at SU. But by the time he made his decision to come to Syracuse, the program was void of football scholarships. So he chose a sport at which he was equally talented. “Any time you are recruiting someone that is considering football also, athletically you’re

but with three conference matchups left for the Panthers, the Big East title isn’t close to a sure thing. Two losses in those final three games could equal a fifth place finish for Pitt. And two of the three games are against a pair of teams currently tied for second — the aforementioned USF and West Virginia. One of those (USF) is on the road. The Panthers struggled on the road last week, losing at Connecticut Thursday. The loss, and the win for UConn, brought the conference standings closer together. UConn (5-4, 2-2) is one of the other teams tied for second, along with Syracuse. And it was all due to one win over Pittsburgh for the Huskies. Because the Huskies, like South Florida, were left for dead a few weeks ago. “We’ve practiced better and been more physical in the last two weeks, and it has really helped us,” UConn head coach Randy Edsall said. “I don’t think we had practiced as well and as physically as we needed to. I think that’s been the biggest difference.” Three weeks ago, Connecticut was blown out by Louisville, 26-0, to fall to 0-2 in Big East play. UConn had quarterback problems (freshman quarterback Michael Box was pulled midway through the game), and the team sat in the basement of the conference with a bleak outlook for the rest of the season. The Huskies’ next two games: West Virginia and Pittsburgh, two teams at the top of the Big East. But UConn beat them both to reach the point it is at now. South Florida’s story and Connecticut’s story are interchangeable: The parity of the Big East has made it easier for a team to overcome a bad start and still contend. Unlike conferences such as the Pac-10 or Big Ten, in which multiple losses can do a team in,

Smith and the West Virginia offense entered last Saturday’s matchup against Cincinnati surrounded by plenty of questions. Where did the scoring go? The Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2) scored just 27 points combined in its two previous games, losses to Syracuse and Connecticut. Those two losses erased a 5-1 start that had the Mountaineers looking like the best team in the Big East. But for at least one week, those questions were answered with Smith’s play on the field. The sophomore quarterback returned to his early-season form, tossing four touchdown passes in a 37-10 rout of the Bearcats. He split the touchdown passes equally between his two favorite targets, wide receivers Tavon Austin and Jock Sanders. Smith found Austin for a 32-yard touchdown on WVU’s opening drive. Near the end of the first quarter, he hit Austin again for 10 yards, giving the Mountaineers a two-touchdown cushion early. He threw two more touchdowns in the second

barking up the right tree,” Desko said. “Any time you can get a guy that is being looked at for Division I football and we’re looking at him for lacrosse, and he decides to play lacrosse, you’re pretty sure to get a very good athlete.” Fazio said that because of the early-decision recruiting process, more area players are choosing to focus on a collegiate lacrosse career as sophomores and juniors in high school. By doing that, some of them are essentially taking themselves off the football recruiting radar. Fazio is an example of that. He was a standout on the gridiron, but once he committed to play lacrosse at SU, the football recruiting attention suddenly disappeared. That can have an effect on how Syracuse football recruits in the area. Though the Syracuse lacrosse team benefits largely from recruiting in its own backyard, Doug Marrone’s football team is just beginning to try to take advantage. Desko has 19 players from Central New York on his roster. Marrone has just nine. And that’s not because there haven’t been quality players coming from the area, either. Greg Paulus, the 2004 Gatorade High School Player of the Year went to Duke to play basketball. Mike Hart, a 2004 graduate of Onondaga High School in Syracuse, went on to become Michigan’s all-time leading rusher. In an effort to get the area’s top football prospects, one of the first things Marrone did when he arrived was put an emphasis on recruiting from the Syracuse area. “When we came in two years ago,” said Greg

Adkins, Marrone’s recruiting coordinator, “we basically made a commitment to recruit from the inside out. We were going to start with the close proximity of Syracuse University and work our way out. Anything within five hours from here was going to be a main in-state area.” Adkins and Marrone realize it isn’t going to happen overnight, but one of their main recruiting priorities will be to get the top kids in the area, with much of the same success Desko has had over the years. A large part of that comes with winning, naturally. “The bottom line,” Adkins said, “is that kids want to see teams that are winning.” Adkins credits the increased success the football team has experienced on the field this season with some of the recruiting class that has already committed for next season. That class already includes six three-star recruits, according to Scout.com. The Orange (7-3, 4-2 Big East) secured bowl eligibility for the first time since 2004 last weekend with a win at Rutgers. At his weekly press conference Monday, Marrone emphasized that this is just the start of what he and his staff believe could be the return to the glory days of SU football. And Syracuse already has commitments from three Central New York football recruits for next season. It’ll surely take some time to get to Desko’s level, competing for national titles each year and receiving commitments from the region’s best. But it’s a start. Fazio admits he’s impressed by what he’s seen from Marrone and his squad this season and believes local dual-sport football and

the Big East has a giant middle-of-the-pack with no teams at the top. It’s why five teams still have a legitimate shot at the Big East crown, even with just two or three conference games to go for most. “I think they saw where we were and time was running out,” Edsall said. “And if they want to accomplish something, they need to listen to what we’ve been telling them. “Those two games don’t mean anything now as we head into this one.”

Big man on campus QB Geno Smith Sophomore West Virginia Last week: 15-of-25, 174 yards, 4 TDs, 1 Int.

quarter — both to Sanders — to blow the game open by giving West Virginia a 28-0 lead. It was Smith’s second four-touchdown game of his career, with the first coming in a September win over Maryland. mcooperj@syr.edu

Bowl fever In addition to the Big East champion advancing to a BCS bowl, Big East bowleligible teams can qualify for the Champs Sports Bowl, Meineke Car Care Bowl, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, BBVA Compass Bowl and Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. Currently, only three Big East teams are bowl eligible, but three more can clinch bowl eligibility with wins this weekend.

Big East teams that have clinched bowl eligibility Team

Syracuse

Record Clinching win

7-3

13-10 at Rutgers

South Florida 6-3

24-21 at Louisville

West Virginia 6-3

37-10 vs. Cincinnati

Big East teams that can clinch bowl eligibility this weekend Team

Connecticut

Record Opponent

5-4

at Syracuse

Pittsburgh

5-4

at South Florida

Louisville

5-5

vs. WVU

lacrosse players may have to do a double-take when mulling over which SU team to play for. Now there’s another sport to consider. “Definitely,” Fazio said. “They definitely would have to strongly consider football now.” aljohn@syr.edu

Close to home Though SU head coach Doug Marrone hopes to increase the number, the SU football team currently just has nine players on its roster from Central New York. • Marcus Sales, wide receiver, Syracuse, N.Y. • Max Leo, long snapper, Clay, N.Y. • Macky MacPherson, center, Syracuse, N.Y. • Andrew Phillips, offensive tackle, Phoenix, N.Y. • Nick Lepak, center, Auburn, N.Y. • Nicholas Pedrotti, offensive line, Syracuse, N.Y. • Ian Allport, offensive tackle, Pulaski, N.Y. • Michael Acchione, wide receiver, Solvay, N.Y. • Thomas Trendowski, tight end, Syracuse, N.Y.


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(3-0) SYRACUSE vs. WILLIAM & MARY(0-2) ANDREW L. JOHN

SYRACUSE 89, WILLIAM & MARY 61

With four days to rest, expect the Orange to come out fresh.

BRETT LoGIURATO

SYRACUSE 74, WILLIAM & MARY 64

Some guy named Rum on William & Mary hasn’t made a field goal all season. Wonder why.

TONY OLIVERO

SYRACUSE 79, WILLIAM & MARY 57

Rick Jackson is going to have another field day, and McDowell won’t be able to make enough 3s against the zone.

STARTING LINEUP

BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS

SUNDAY, 2 P.M., CARRIER DOME

POINT GUARD

FREE THROWS

SMALL FORWARD

Sunday’s game against William & Mary will be the last game for Syracuse before embarking on a trip to the championship rounds of the Legends Classic in Atlantic City, N.J.

SCOOP JARDINE

6-2, 190, JR.

KENDRIX BROWN

6-3, 195, JR.

BRANDON TRICHE

6-4, 205, SO.

MATT RUM

6-4, 200, SO.

Brown is William & Mary’s most experienced guard, but he is averaging just 1.5 points per game. Jardine, who is coming off a career-high 27-point performance, will have the huge edge here.

Triche will be going up against a player in Rum who hasn’t made a field goal all year. Rum, who is averaging 0.5 points per game, won’t be able to keep in front of, or get by, the strong Triche.

POWER FORWARD

CENTER

KRIS JOSEPH

6-7, 210, JR.

QUINN MCDOWELL

6-6, 215, JR.

McDowell is one of two returning players in the conference to shoot 49 percent or better. But if Joseph finally plays the way Boeheim expects, he should have the advantage.

A win Sunday will mark the third consecutive year the Orange has started the season with a 4-0 mark. The last time SU failed to do so was in 2007, when it lost to Ohio State in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

STAT TO KNOW Scoop Jardine has totaled 40 points in SU’s last two games after he went scoreless in the season opener Friday against Northern Iowa.

COACHES

BIG NUMBER RICK JACKSON

6-9, 240, SR.

ph y & (Kris) Jose W illiam, Mar

SHOOTING GUARD

KYLE GAILLARD

6-7, 215, SO.

This is less of a matchup than others, as Gaillard will stick to the wing and Jackson will be inside. Jackson should have another field day down low, though, as Gaillard won’t be able to guard him on the block.

FAB MELO

7-0, 244, FR.

MARCUS KITTS

6-9, 235, SR.

This is where the Tribe will run into even more trouble, but not only because of Melo. Kitts will be needed to stop Jackson first on the low block.

JIM BOEHEIM

W-L: 831-293 34 SEASONS

TONY SHAVER

W-L: 87-126 7 SEASONS

Shaver took HampdenSydney to 11 NCAA Division III Tournaments but hasn’t been to a Division I NCAA Tournament since taking over William & Mary in 2003.

26.1

The percentage Syracuse forward Kris Joseph has shot from the field in the first three games this season.

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In year 2, Menard builds upon standout freshman campaign By Andrew Tredinnick STAFF WRITER

Paul Flanagan has seen plenty of players with elite talent do just enough to get by during their hockey careers. He never quite knows what level of determination he is going to get out of his top recruits when he chooses them. So when Flanagan, SU’s ice hockey head coach, recruited Isabel Menard during his first season at Syracuse, he wasn’t sure what kind of player he was going to get. But thus far, the highly touted Canadian has done everything in her power to shine in her first two seasons for the Orange. “She’s a real determined athlete the way she plays, how hard she works both on and off the ice, and I really like her focus,” Flanagan said. “The fact that she’s so talented she could get away and not have to work as hard and still play a lot, but she’s pushing herself and I really admire that.” After leading SU in scoring a year ago, the sophomore forward racked up numerous accolades. Menard was named CHA Rookie of the Year and was a first-team all-league selection after her first season at Syracuse. Although those achievements could have swayed Menard to slack off, it only motivated her to get better. Menard worked hard during the offseason to improve on her team-best 37 points from a season ago. Hockey has taken precedent in every facet of her daily life. For Menard, hockey is a lifestyle.

“I think I’ve been working on my game on and off the ice,” Menard said. “I’ve been staying after hours and doing extra things to help me try and progress and become a better hockey player — agility, sprints to get even faster, and my nutrition is really important to me.” The success has come in droves for Menard during her second season. Menard has already tallied seven goals and 12 assists in the first 11 games of the season. She is well on her way to surpassing last season’s totals. “Not only did she have a great rookie year within our league and I think turned heads nationally, but what is really nice is that there’s no sophomore slump with her,” Flanagan said. “I think she took it up a notch, and as a coach that’s what you’re looking for. She kicked the door in big time last year, but she kicked it wide open this year.” Team captain Stefanie Marty was sidelined with a shoulder injury during last Friday’s contest with Clarkson. It was one of the few times Marty was able to concentrate on Menard’s talents, and she was treated to a show. Menard had a stellar performance, assisting on all of SU’s goals in the 3-1 victory over Clarkson. Menard recorded two goals and three assists during the two-game series with the Golden Knights. “She sees the game, and she can skate,” Marty said. “She’s colliding, but she’s still the

jenny jakubowski | staff photographer ISABEL MENARD (21) leads Syracuse with seven goals and 12 assists for the season. She assisted all three of SU’s goals in a 3-1 win over Clarkson last Friday. fastest out there. She makes so many smart plays, and I don’t usually watch players. When I play, I try to focus more on my own game, but she’s a really smart hockey player, and that’s what I saw last game.” Menard has the tools and the work ethic to be an electric threat for the Orange. There is her balance, her control and her strength, but her knack to be unselfish is something that sets her apart from other elite players. “I just show up every practice and practice hard, and during games I always want to do something right or do something to help the team,” Menard said. “I think I always focus on that and just get the win and help the team progress.”

Menard was able to set up the game-winning goal against Clarkson when she drew the defender and froze the goalie to deliver a perfect assist to Megan Skelly. Flanagan is glad Menard has seized the opportunity to become one of the elite players in the nation. And his decision to recruit her has paid dividends for SU this season. “She’s one of the best players I’ve ever coached, and I’ve been fortunate,” Flanagan said. “I’ve had some men and women players and five All-Americans, and she’s just as talented and maybe more so than any of those out there. We’ll have to see what happens.” adtredin@syr.edu


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dave trotman-wilkins | staff photographer jim boeheim has not been pleased with Syracuse’s play in its first three games, even though SU won all three. He called the team “overrated” after its win over Canisius.

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talking about in place of Johnson. “I agree,” Joseph said after the Detroit victory, when asked if he needed to step up from his early-season struggles. “Especially in a game like tonight.” Joseph’s season hit a low point against Detroit, when he fouled out despite playing just 19 minutes in SU’s win. He scored just three points, all of which came from the free-throw line. And he went 0-for-5 from the field. Overall, Joseph has slumped out of the gate, shooting just 26.1 percent and averaging only nine points per game. He also hasn’t yet shown the much-improved jump shot he talked about in the preseason, as he has hit just 2-of-11 shots from beyond the arc. And to Boeheim, it’s a theme that has been too recurring through the Orange’s first three contests. Except for one half against Northern Iowa, Joseph hasn’t lived up to what he can become. And it has to change, quickly. One half out of six isn’t going to cut it in Big East play. “Obviously Kris has to make shots for us to be successful,” Boeheim said. “Other than the second half of the Northern Iowa game, he’s shooting 15 percent. … He has to be able to make shots. He’s a good player, a good driver. And in this game if they’re going to play off (of him), he’s going to have to make shots. That’s the bottom line.” And it’s not just Joseph who has struggled thus far. Boeheim singled out Scoop Jardine, Rick Jackson and Baye Moussa Keita as the three players who helped SU beat Detroit Tuesday. The rest, he said, have struggled. The 10-man rotation Boeheim envisioned prior to the season is thinning out quickly. And it’s simply because he hasn’t seen the players perform. Brandon Triche “has to step it up.” Fab Melo, who Boeheim only played 15 minutes Tuesday, is “struggling big time out there.” And Dion Waiters “wasn’t ready.” “If somebody was guarding one of these guys, I might have some kind of an understanding,” Boeheim said. “You’re in college, you’re not in high school. You have a scholarship. When they don’t guard you, you have to be able to make that shot. If you can’t, you shouldn’t be playing college basketball. That’s why guys don’t play.” Boeheim backed away from his own statements that his team was “overrated” following his team’s victory over Detroit. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t individual and team corrections to be made.

“If somebody was guarding one of these guys, I might have some kind of an understanding. You’re in college, you’re not in high school. You have a scholarship. When they don’t guard you, you have to be able to make that shot. If you can’t, you shouldn’t be playing college basketball. That’s why guys don’t play.”

Jim Boeheim

SU head coach

Until those things are fixed, Boeheim will still have the memories of Johnson, Rautins and Onuaku fresh in his memory. Until those things are fixed, SU is still a team without an identity. And Boeheim’s players agree with him. “Whatever Coach says is right,” Jardine said. “Point blank. Period. He’s been around a long time. He knows what we’re going to need to win games in the Big East. Whatever Coach says is right.” bplogiur@syr.edu

dave trotman-wilkins | staff photographer kris joseph has gotten off to a slow start in 2010, shooting 26.1 percent from the field in SU’s first three games. He scored just three points against Detroit on Tuesday.


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SU looks to stay relevant with Carolina meet By Jarrad Saffren Contributing writer

Even in its final season of existence, the Syracuse swimming and diving team has maintained an air of relevance that most lame-duck programs would feel inclined to avoid. That air of relevance will be on full display over the weekend as the Orange participates in the nationally recognized Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C. “This is always a major event on the national swimming radar, no matter the state of your program,” said Janis Hape Dowd, former North Carolina All-American, 1976 U.S. Olympian and tournament namesake. “It’s a great opportunity for a group of up-and-coming swimmers to showcase their talents against people they otherwise wouldn’t compete against.” Named for Hape Dowd, the Nike Cup Invitational was until two years ago a fixture on the national swimming radar for over two decades. From 1986 to 2007, the annual North Carolina-hosted meet was the preeminent regular season showcase for Eastern-based collegiate swimming programs. Now after a two-year hiatus based on a full-scale renovation of UNC’s Koury Natatorium, the invitational is back in the national spotlight. The 2010 edition kicks off Thursday morning with preliminary races beginning at 10 a.m. The festivities come to a close on Saturday evening with the final championship races

beginning at 6 p.m. The event will feature over 200 collegiate swimmers from more than 20 of the nation’s top programs. “Of course it’s an opportunity to represent your school,” SU head coach Lou Walker said. “But more importantly, it’s an opportunity to see where you stand individually among some of the best swimmers the NCAA has to offer.” Due to the high volume of competing teams, coaches can only bring their Top 10 swimmers from their men’s teams and their Top 10 from their women’s teams. But this isn’t a problem for Walker. He has only five scholarship swimmers on his entire coed roster, the fewest of any school in the meet. North Carolina, on the other hand, features over 30 scholarship swimmers after combing the men’s and women’s programs. But the underdog Orange swimmers aren’t making any excuses. “Sure there’s only five of us going, but we specialize in our specific events for a reason,” SU junior Chelsea Bryan said. “One hundred meters is 100 meters, whether it’s in Archbold (Gymnasium) or Koury Natatorium.” But the SU swimmer most expected to leave a lasting impression is senior Kuba Kotynia. A breaststroke specialist, Kotynia finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke races at the Big East championships. In doing so, he became the only SU swimmer since the beginning of the program’s phase-out period — starting in 2007 — to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

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This season, Kotynia has earned a pair of victories in his primary races at each of the team’s first two meets. He’s hoping to use the Nike Cup as both a mid-season measuring stick and a springboard toward a similar championship-contending run. “It’s a test for me for national competition,” said Kotynia, “but I have experience in those races.” In 2007, SU participated in the Nike Cup, with both the men’s and women’s teams coming in sixth place (out of seven for the men, out of six for the women). That meet took place a few months after Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross made the decision to phase out the program. Kotynia was the only freshman to swim for SU in the event, and he won two events. Walker is hoping the rest of his swimmers will look to that team as inspiration as they follow Kotynia’s lead. “The (2007) team proved that it’s possible to compete on a national level in spite of any extra circumstances regarding the program,” Walker said. “Kuba is still proving that.” And with the trip to Chapel Hill for the team with only five scholarship players, Walker recognizes this could be the final chance for his program to make a national statement as a team. “There’s no reason we shouldn’t compete just like we always have,” he said. “One hundred meters will always be 100 meters.” jdsaffre@syr.edu

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Orange still searching for identity By Brett LoGiurato Asst. Sports Editor

Three games into the 2010-11 Syracuse men’s basketball season, it still sounds like last year. Jim Boeheim still talks about Wes Johnson’s ability as an all-around pl ay e r. Still longs Who: William & Mary for Andy Where: Carrier Dome R auti ns’ When: Sunday, 2 p.m. uncanny k n a c k for hitting a clutch jump shot and creation of turnovers on defense. Still remembers Arinze Onuaku’s presence in the post. And he talked about all of that following another up-and-down outing for a new version of his team that has been less than impressive so far. It came after SU’s 66-55 victory over Detroit Tuesday, a game that featured a rough shooting first half followed by another comeback. It’s what happens when you have a team without an identity. “I think we’re just trying to find our identity at this point,” junior forward Kris Joseph said. “As the year goes on, we will progress as a team, practice and really find our roles individually.” The No. 10 Orange (3-0) will try to start cementing that identity as it continues play in the regional round of the Legends Classic Sunday against William & Mary (0-2). The two teams will tip off inside the Carrier Dome at 2 p.m. For Joseph, establishing the team’s identity starts with him. He was supposed to step into the leading role. The one Boeheim was supposed to be see william & mary page 17

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Split decision In lacrosse hotbed, area recruits weigh options of athletic pursuits By Andrew L. John

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oe Fazio faced a tough decision. At West Genesee High School in Camillus, N.Y., Fazio was a two-sport athlete, dominating the field in both football and lacrosse. But it finally came time for him to make a choice about what sport he would pursue in college. “It was actually a long, drawn-out process for me,” Fazio said. “It came down to ‘Do you want to play lacrosse or do you want to play football?’” Despite receiving attention from football programs at Syracuse, Virginia,

Connecticut and Georgia Tech, the all-state wide receiver ultimately chose Syracuse because of its powerhouse lacrosse program. Though he helped guide West Genesee to the state championship in football as a sophomore in 2007, the lure to play for SU head coach John Desko and compete for national titles was too much to pass up. “When you get a program like Syracuse that asked you to play for them,” Fazio said, “it’s tough to turn it down.” In recent years, Fazio’s situation has become a growing trend. Central New York is a breeding ground for top-tier

lacrosse players, some of whom give up a chance to stay at home and play football for the opportunity to pursue collegiate lacrosse careers. For some, including Fazio, it comes down to playing for a winning program, whether it’s in football or lacrosse. Both sports represent a culture that is unique to Central New York. The longstanding roots both sports have in the area continue to have an effect on the football and men’s lacrosse teams at SU. In some areas of Central New York, especially near Onondaga Nation, lacrosse is still king. In others, football see decision page 15

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High-fives off the bench Syracuse will take on William & Mary on Sunday. Check inside for pregame stats to know, positional matchups and beat writer predictions. Page 16

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