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Art history The Community Folk Art Center

President-in-training Allie Curtis must learn as much

Hairy situation SU students participating in Movember get ready

Facing pressure Syracuse travels to Arkansas on Friday to

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play the Razorbacks, a team that will challenge the Orange’s playmakers with its full-court press. Page 20

Last glance

SU general counsel to retire in June

Dylan Lustig reflects on his year as Student Association president By Casey Fabris

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s a child, Dylan Lustig wanted to be a superhero. He wanted to be the good guy. Once, when Lustig and his twin brother were playing superheroes, his brother announced that he himself would be the good guy and Lustig would be the bad guy. Lustig began to cry. “They have that on video, which is kind of embarrassing,” Lustig said, laughing. “But that’s just how I’ve always been. I’ve always wanted to help people.” Years later, Lustig’s goals haven’t changed. Shortly after he arrived on Syracuse University’s campus, he became involved with Student Association and quickly rose through the ranks. Lustig became president of SA as a sophomore, a position that is traditionally held by a junior. Though one of the things Lustig said he learned as president was that “taking credit for things is not worth it,” members of his cabinet disagree and credit Lustig with a great deal. Several cabinet members said Impact Week, a weeklong community service project, was one of the bigger accom-

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plishments of Lustig’s presidency. The event was originally supposed to be a day of community service for the campus, but eventually evolved into a weeklong event, which gave SA an opportunity to give back to the community even more, current Vice President and President-elect Allie Curtis said. “I think that was the great part where Dylan had a vision and it ended up being even bigger than we had even initially expected,” Curtis said. Lustig’s work with DPS was also cited as one of his more impressive initiatives. Because he is so personable and friendly, said Janine Savage, chief of staff, students felt comfortable coming to Lustig with concerns about safety, among other things. Oftentimes, students wonder what SA does that directly affects them, said Jenn Bacolores, Board of Elections and Membership chair. But with Lustig’s work with DPS, she said, students were able to see the effects of SA’s work. One of the things Lustig said he was most proud of was his work advocating for low interest rates on Federal see lustig page 8

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Syracuse University’s Thomas Evans, senior vice president and general counsel, will retire at the end of this year. The Board of Trustees is currently searching to fill the position. Evans, who became general counsel for the university in 2006, is leaving the university because he is turning 70 years old and felt the timing was right, said Richard Thompson, chairman of SU’s Board of Trustees. Evans could not be reached for comment. As general counsel, Evans serves as the senior legal council for the university, specifically to the chancellor and the Board of Trustees. He oversees contract management and any negotiations that involve the university, Thompson said. Evans is also very active in assessing university policy, particularly for any legal issues that may arise. Thompson said Evans’ decision to retire had no relation to Chancellor Nancy Cantor leaving in 2014 or the investigations regarding the Bernie Fine allegations. He first started representing SU in 1972 for Bond, Schoeneck & King, The Post-Standard reported on Nov. 26. Over the past decade, the firm has assisted the university in more than $20 million of legal work.

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Miner, Mahoney cross party lines, discuss gender equality in politics By Erin Kelly Staff Writer

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney went beyond party lines on Wednesday night and came together in support of female political empowerment in politics. Miner, a Democrat, and Mahoney, a Republican, were part of a discussion sponsored by the Maxwell Women’s Caucus in Crouse-Hinds

Hall titled “When the Rubber Hits the Road: Public Service from the Woman’s Perspective.” Both are the first women to hold their respective positions, and with their extensive experience, both reflected on common struggles in what they described as a still very male-dominated world. Miner and Mahoney also discussed how society needs to help empower the new generation to overcome stereotypical

gender barriers. Moderator for the evening, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs’ Kristi Andersen, professor of political science, opened the discussion with a basic question: “How does it feel to be the first woman in your position?” “I have no idea. I have always been a female; I haven’t always been a mayor,” Miner said. Both Miner and Mahoney said

they do not like to think about their gender as a novelty, but prefer to take their gender out of the equation and just take pride in their accomplishments as people. Being raised in a household that emphasized gender equality, Miner said that when she took office she was embarrassed to learn how blatantly different the measure of equality was in the political spectrum compared to the private sector.

“It is shocking how much we still have to do to be where we need to be,” Mahoney said in agreement. “I am just the same as the men.” Traditional gender roles still weigh heavily on women in politics, both women explained. “Women are put into boxes,” Mahoney said. “We are expected to play both gender roles and are heavily criticized when we play too see Miner page 6


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Help the Homeless Winter Coat Drive Sponsored by Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity 11 AM – 7PM, Ernie Davis Hall and Life Sciences Atrium A winter coat drive benefiting local homeless shelters will have drop-off tables in Ernie Davis Hall and in the Life Sciences Atrium. Extra donation boxes will be in the lobby of all residence halls. Event is free! “Be A Match” Bone Marrow Drive Sponsored by Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity 12 PM – 3 PM, 304ABC Schine Student Center Volunteers will be entered into the organization's database so that patients in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant may seek a match. The chance of a match is quite slim. All that is required is a cheek swab inside the mouth. Must be 18-44 years of age to participate. Event is free!

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Sponsored by SU Ballroom Dance Organization 1 PM – 7 PM, Fred Astaire Syracuse University This day of dance will include three beginning ballroom workshops by the professional instructors of Fred Astaire, as well as an evening social dance. Lesson 1: Waltz at 1 p.m. Lesson 2: Swing at 2 p.m. Lesson 3: Cha-cha at 3 p.m. Social Dance at 7 p.m. $7/workshop, $15 for all 3, $5 for evening dance; Non-students $10/workshop, $25 for all 3, $10 for evening dance

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Sponsored by Main Squeeze 7:30 PM, Hendricks Chapel Main Squeeze and Group 4 Hunger Relief present a benefit concert to fight hunger in the Syracuse Community. 60% of proceeds will go the Food Bank of Central New York, an organization working to eliminate hunger. Concert features: Main Squeeze, Otto Tunes, Redemption, Orange Appeal and Ecotones. Advance tickets available at Schine Box Office, $4 w/ student ID and $6 for the public. Tickets at the door will be $6 for everyone. Additional donations at the concert are accepted and greatly appreciated!

Blood Drive Sponsored by FIJI and 12/1 Alpha Gamma Delta Premium Rush 10 AM – 3 PM, Schine 8PM, HBC Gifford 304 See Thursday listing. Seeing as Hurricane Sandy has devastated Walk the Moon with special guest Ghost Beach large portions of New Sponsored by University Union 12/2 Jersey, New York, Doors 7:30 PM, Concert 8 PM, Schine Underground Premium Rush Connecticut and Described as a “poppy, art-rock quartet”, come check out Walk the Moon as they 8 PM, Goldstein South more, blood play crowd favorites such as Anna Sun and Tightrope. Campus donations are needed Tickets $5 at Schine Box Office for SU and SUNY-ESF students and staff only. See Thursday listing. desperately. Please stop by, even if you Syracuse University and ESF Student Association brought to you by... can't give blood, to “Your Student Activity Fee at Work!” say hello and support an amazing cause! Want your ad listed here? It’s FREE for Recognized Student Organizations! Just sign on to OrgSync Event is free!

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Nonprofit to raise money for Kenyan school By Annie Palmer Staff Writer

lauren murphy | asst. photo editor Eunjung Shin-Vargas and Tracy Delee , instructor and student, respectively, craft pottery in a handbuilding class at the Community Folk Art Center. The center’s primary objective is to showcase the African Diaspora, or the historic emigration of people from Africa.

Community Folk Art Center celebrates 40 years By Natsumi Ajisaka Staff Writer

Like ticker tape, a red sign above the gallery door of Syracuse’s Community Folk Art Center reads: “CFAC Galleries film studios paint diaspora engage ceramic dance.” The sign itself is a catchall for the mediums and goals nested within the center’s central mission — exploring the cultural impact and future of the diaspora by highlighting contemporary work from artists around Central New York. The diaspora refers to the African diaspora, the dispersal of the African people around the world,

which is a theme throughout the works of the center. The center began as a collective in 1972 on the intersection of South Salina Street and Wood Avenue. It was founded by Herbert Williams, professor of African American studies at Syracuse University, and students from his AAS 361: “Art of the Black World” class. Forty years later, the center maintains a relationship with SU. The center celebrated its 40th anniversary this spring and changed locations twice before settling at its current home on East Genesee Street in 2005. “We were born out of that concept of struggle to get art out there, and

to be known and to be seen,” said Helina Kebede, the center’s marketing specialist. The center remains part of SU’s African American Studies program, which helps sustain the Community Folk Art Center through grants, said Kheli Willetts, executive director of the center. Though accelerated by the slave trade, the diaspora narrative is ultimately larger than slavery itself, Willets said. “Because of the transatlantic slave trade, the African people have put a foot on nearly every continent,” she said. “They interacted with the

existing culture to create a new identity and a new art.” The breadth of these collective experiences is the reason for the center’s multiple goals; an attempt to address a complex story that Willetts said is not limited to the work of black artists. “You do not have to be black, but what you’re doing has to speak to people from the diaspora,” Willetts said. For example, five years ago the center ran an exhibition featuring Hmong art. The Hmong people, a minority within the Asian diaspora, went through disfranchisement and see community page 9

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Students to pitch ideas to MLB.com employees as part of hackathon By Shannon Hazlitt Staff Writer

Jake Magida will spend the next two days planning and pitching ideas to employees from MLB.com who are giving him real-world technological problems to solve. Magida is participating in a contest called the MLB.com College Challenge, which will be held at Syracuse University for the third consecutive

year on Thursday and Friday. And although Magida won’t sleep for two days, he said it’s more fun that way. “When you are working on the fly and doing things as you go, it forces you to be more creative,” said Magida, a sophomore in the School of Information Studies. The event will begin Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a kickoff dinner at

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Laying down the gantlet

The MLB.com College Challenge takes place Thursday and Friday at various locations on the Syracuse University campus and in the city of Syracuse. The contest is open to both undergraduate and graduate SU students. Students compete in teams of two to five people, and each team must include at least one School of Information Studies student. Submissions are judged on three criteria: creativity, practicality and professionalism. In the event of a tie, the creativity score will determine the winner. The winning team will travel to the MLB.com headquarters in New York City for a facilities tour and lunch with MLB.com employees. All entrants will enjoy participation prizes from MLB.com.

Unlike many of his peers at the University of Pennsylvania, Eddo Kim was not satisfied with using his degree to strive toward achieving a high-paying job. Instead, he believed he needed to truly put his degree to work and focus on a bigger issue. This aspiration manifested itself three years ago when Kim founded The Supply, a nonprofit organization that aids poverty-stricken communities worldwide. The Supply constructs secondary schools through the process of providing financial assistance and manpower, and largely focuses on slums, according to The Supply’s website. In response to the organization’s growing popularity and its highly applicable initiatives, Syracuse University created its own chapter on campus. The Supply highlights issues that empowered students to use their education for the greater good, said Ashley Lee, a junior in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and a member of the SU The Supply chapter, in an email. “I got involved with the Supply because it made me realize that I can use my education to help these

Plenty for everyone On Monday, Dec. 3, The Supply will be hosting a fundraiser in which donations will go toward building a secondary school in Matopeni, Kenya, Lee said. Platters of chicken and rice will be distributed to students who preorder them through the group’s Facebook page. The platters cost $10 and replicate the Halal stands in New York City. children living in slums,” Lee said. “I wanted to create awareness about this issue to students like me who are lucky to have such easy access to education.” To help create a greater presence on campus, SU’s The Supply chapter is holding a fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 3. The fundraiser will involve distributing platters of chicken and rice to students who pre-order them through the national organization’s website, and the donations will go toward building a secondary school in Matopeni, Kenya, Lee said. The organization’s slogan of “We are the supply” deeply resonated with Lee, she said. Members themselves supply knowledge and education to slum villages that lack basic means of educasee Supply page 8


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World AIDS Day should prompt community members to get tested This coming weekend we celebrate World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. This disease affects millions of people across the world even in Syracuse. According to the New York State HIV/AIDS Surveillance Annual Report in 2010, there were 1,752 reported cases of persons living with HIV or AIDS in several counties within the Central New York region, including Syracuse. This number indicates more can be done, and here’s what we’ve done and will do to decrease this number. Under the Affordable Care Act, millions more people will be eligible for health insurance and HIV care. Services such as counseling and screenings for HIV infection for all sexually active men and women will be fully covered through their insurers. This means insurers would have to cover HIV screenings without co-pays. The best way to prevent the spread of HIV is to get tested routinely, and it’s even better when these critical services are offered at no extra out-of-pocket cost. Reproductive health care providers, including Planned Parenthood health centers, will play a large role in translating these new requirements into expanded access to health care for people across the country. Here at the Syracuse Univer-

LETTER TO THE EDITOR sity Health Center, students qualify for a free HIV test once a year (regardless if you are insured or not). Both health centers are working hard to reduce the high rates of sexually transmitted infections through education and screenings — in an effort to create the healthiest generation ever. Regardless of where you receive services, they should be affordable and of quality. So remember on Dec. 1 we are celebrating the lives of those who are still with us and the lives of those we’ve lost, but most of all we are standing up against this disease. With your commitment to sex education, we can and will defeat HIV/AIDS. To set up an appointment for testing, visit the Planned Parenthood Syracuse office today or call at 1-866-600-6886. Or call the Syracuse University Health Center at 315-443-9005.

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Curtis must use all available resources during transition As Allie Curtis begins transitioning into the role of Student Association president, she must make sure to use all her available resources to help better the student government. In the next few weeks, Curtis will spend the majority of her transition learning from current President Dylan Lustig, the only student left on campus who has held the position. Because he is the most recent SA president, it makes sense for him to show Curtis the ropes. But Curtis must reach out to former SA presidents who can also give her insight and knowledge about how to be an effective defender of the students. It’s important for Curtis to continue learning about SA’s history to avoid previous mistakes. Certainly there are new problems facing students today, but there are also some perennial problems, such as organization funding. By going back five or 10 years, Curtis can see how former administrations dealt with these issues. As president, Curtis needs to focus on students and their needs. Learning about the student government’s inter-

EDITORIAL by the daily orange editorial board nal workings and systems has kept former presidents, including Lustig, from focusing on students despite how much they have said they want to. Though Curtis has served as vice president and may know some internal aspects of the presidency, there will always be more to learn. To adequately focus on the students, Curtis needs to learn all she can before she officially takes the position. To make sure Curtis accomplishes her goals, she needs to articulate them clearly. She needs to communicate them with the heads of the committees, who will be greatly responsible for carrying out her plans. Curtis also needs to develop working relationships with all committee heads so they will respect her as their new leader. Curtis has a huge task in front of her: leading the student body. To do so, Curtis must learn as much as possible before taking over in January.

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to face these issues alone. Kyle Coleman, one of Curtis’ opponents for the presidency, said that though the position of SA president is an effective channel for implementing reforms, it is not the only path. Running SA, he said, is not a one-man show. Coleman not only makes an extremely accurate claim, but plans to put his argument into practice by sticking with SA despite his loss. Although he is unsure of exactly what role he will play in the organization, he realizes the issues he was passionate about one month ago still exist and will continue to be prevalent into Curtis’ term. “I believe it would be foolish to walk away from SA just because a few votes didn’t go my way,” Coleman said. Every candidate should consider this belief. Though he too lost the presidential race, PJ Alampi said he will also not abandon the organization. He is apply-

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expectations, and delivering on campaign promises will take the collective effort of skilled leaders. Coleman, Alampi and Iggy Nava all have warranted ideas and contributions to better SA. Curtis’ administration can and should capitalize on these former candidates for the purpose of bettering SU. This not only applies to the presidency, as Comptroller Stephen DeSalvo could learn from perspectives articulated by his contender, Osar Pat-Osagie, whose ideas for educating student organizations about the budget process are worth considering. Though all four losing candidates said they still have interest in continuing to serve the students through SA in some capacity, this should be more than a consideration — it should be a definite plan. Each candidate truly, despite losing their respective races, has attributes

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that the elected leaders should pay attention to. Both Curtis and DeSalvo need to realize this to represent the varying wants of the constituency. After all, every candidate had supporters and votes cast in his or her name. Those students who did not vote for the winners should still see some aspects of what they believe are important improvements to this campus, even if in a small capacity. A title next to a name is not the most important outcome of student government elections. Winning does not mean it is acceptable for ideas and promises to fade away. Here at SU, students care more about those who are bettering their lives on campus, not just who the SA president is. Rachael Barillari is a junior political science and Middle Eastern studies major. Her column appears weekly. She can be reached at rebarill@syr.edu.

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deeply to either gender stereotype.” For Miner, it was very evident early on that she was not accepted as “one of the guys,” she said. Miner said that during her time as mayor she was often spoken poorly of because she was

structure for women to get elected is lacking in funds. There is no way to raise money quickly for women just starting out in the political field. Despite the work still ahead for women in American politics, Miner and Mahoney both said they have high hopes for the future. Kate McNeely, a master’s student in Maxwell’s Public Administration program aspiring

“Women are put into boxes. We are expected to play both gender roles and are heavily criticized when we play too deeply to either gender stereotype.” Joanie Mahoney

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a woman, not because of her policies. The name calling has only gotten worse since the Internet age because of the ambiguity of comment pages online, she said. Andersen next asked the guest speakers what they think can be done to reverse these gender roles, and how women can gain more professional representation within the government. Currently only 18 percent of seats in government belong to women. “We raise children, then go into politics. That’s the norm for any woman in politics and the window of opportunity for us shrinks considerably because of it,” Miner said. Mahoney further explained that the infra-

toward a career in the public sector, left the discussion feeling empowered. She said she was greatly impressed by the obvious respect the two women showed each other. “The respect was palpable,” she said. “I want Congress to learn from these two women. They complimented each other and did nothing to bring up party divide.” Miner and Mahoney closed the discussion by expressing their passion for politics and encouraged all present to engage in government, whether on a local or national level. Said Miner: “I think it is the natural progression of civilization and we will rise.”

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Pointing fingers Chico State University cancels greek-life activities after student alcohol overdose By Andrew Muckell

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fter a fraternity pledge at Chico State University suffered an alcohol overdose on Nov. 4, the university suspended all upcoming fraternity and sorority activities. The student, Mason Sumnicht, was out celebrating his 21st birthday with members of Sigma Pi that night and took 21 shots. The excessive drinking led to an alcohol overdose and, after 11 days on life support, Sumnicht died on Thursday, Nov. 15, according to a Wildcat Illustrated article. Paul Zingg, the president of CSU, met with fraternity and sorority representatives the day after to suspend upcoming events and activities, according to the article. Zingg said in the meeting that no one gets off easy when they “stand by idly and watch a brother gulp down 21 shots for his 21st birthday and then let him pass out in his own vomit,” according to the article. The suspension of all greek activities seemed harsh to some, like Courtney Wessel, a Sigma Omega Phi member at CSU who was at the meeting. Wessel said in the article she felt Zingg was vilifying greek life as a whole. “I don’t think it’s fair to generalize us all into the negative group,” Wessel said in the article. In the meeting, the president brought up a similar incident that occurred seven years ago when Matthew Carrington, also a 21-year-old pledge, died in a fraternity hazing incident, according to the article. After Carrington died, Zingg met with the fraternities and sororities to make changes. Improvements were made shortly after, but recently there has been “slippage,” Zingg said in the article. Drew Calandrella, CSU vice president for student affairs, said at the meeting that there have been incidents of sexual assault, drinking with potential members and “three hazing incidents within the last 30 days.” Calandrella said in the article he knew this was not indicative of how every greek house runs, but nonetheless fraternities and sororities

could not recruit until the spring. In general, Zingg said it was important for greeks to set the example on campus because they are perceived as leaders. He asked the students to take the rest of the semester to ask themselves and each other how they could improve and prevent events like this from occurring again. “Examine your own moral compass. Are you the one able to say, ‘This is not the way to go?’” Zingg asked in the article. “This is about change of an organization, yourselves and the Greek system.” Calandrella agreed most greek organizations could be positive forces on campus and are socially active. “Overwhelmingly, most are committed to that (community service) — but not all,” he said in the article. Calandrella said in the article that even with all the good that greeks do at CSU, it is important for students to reflect on each house’s original charters and focus on core principles, like broth-

erhood and responsibility. He said Sumnicht’s death shows how current party behaviors have given greek life a bad name and overshadowed their good deeds. Said Caladrella in the article: “I also know that these kinds of behaviors in one fell swoop can wipe out all the positive side of the ledger.” asmuckel@syr.edu

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Stafford Loans. “I like to consider myself right in the middle class,” he said. “My dad actually got laid off twice. Two times in one month. It was very hard.” He said he saw that many students on campus were struggling due to the economy, and the idea of loan interest rates doubling — at a university where 80 percent of students receive aid of some kind — was startling. Lustig sent letters to President Barack Obama and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.); participated in conference calls with student government presidents from across the country; got campus organizations to sign petitions; and went to the Board of Trustees asking for help, which prompted them to send a letter to Congress. He also cited his work on the White Ribbon Campaign with the Vera House and collaboration with the Department of Public Safety, which led to the creation of the DPS Advisory Board, as items he was particularly pleased with. But certain initiatives, like Keep the Change Syracuse, which would donate the change rounded up to the dollar from SUperfood money purchases, and the no-fee ATM initiatives, were

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not completed during Lustig’s presidency. Lustig said he did not expect the Keep the Change Syracuse initiative to be completed this semester and that he will continue to work on this issue when Curtis takes office. He also said the no-fee ATM initiative has been held up waiting for responses from the appropriate parties and administrators. Difficulties such as money improperly allocated to SA’s formal last spring and the resignation of Lustig’s Chief of Staff Taylor Carr (who was later replaced by Savage) did cause problems during Lustig’s presidency. But, Lustig moved forward from these issues, said Stephen DeSalvo, SA comptroller. As SA president, Lustig focused on creating a comfortable environment and worked on building relationships, both personal and professional, within the organization, DeSalvo said. “Dylan thought that in the past there was just too much negativity around people in the office,” he said. “Too much negativity in general that didn’t necessarily prohibit things from getting done, but didn’t help retention of members.” Because of his personality and positive attitude, Savage said, students felt they could connect with and talk to Lustig. She said students, both in and out of SA, felt they could

approach Lustig with problems they’d like to see SA address. “The way he interacts with students, the way he interacts with the assembly and administration is just fantastic and very personable,” Curtis

“The way he interacts with students, the way he interacts with the assembly and administration is just fantastic and very personable. He’s fun to be around and he always brings a really great energy into the office.” Allie Curtis

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said. “He’s fun to be around and he always brings a really great energy into the office.” Since he came into the presidency as a sophomore, many suspected Lustig would serve two terms. It’s something he thought a lot about, Lustig said, but he ultimately decided not to, citing the opportunity to study abroad in France as one of his main deterrents.

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tion, a globally recognized issue. “We are planning on revamping the SU The Supply chapter by having more interactive meetings and events, such as fundraisers, to get the campus involved,” Lee said. “We want students to become aware that there are children in slums who yearn for the basic education we take for granted, and we can all make a difference.” The national organization found great success in connecting with university students through the chapter system. More than 75

As an international relations major, Lustig said, studying abroad was always a dream of his. His late great-uncle, whom Lustig calls his “greatest inspiration,” was a World War II veteran, and while Lustig is abroad in France, he plans to travel his uncle’s path. As a younger president, Savage said, Lustig brought fresh, new ideas to the table and wasn’t burnt out yet. Understandably, she said, many people get worn out going into their senior year, but this was not the case with Lustig. Savage said she feels he has inspired underclassmen to get involved and “go big.” This year, she said, another sophomore, Iggy Nava, ran for president. “I think Dylan kind of told people it doesn’t matter what year you are. If you want to do something and you want to do something on campus, then you can do it,” Savage said. PJ Alampi, chair of the Student Life Committee, said he and Lustig, along with a handful of other juniors, have all been together in SA since their freshman year. Alampi and Lustig joined the assembly in their second weekend on campus. Now every member of that original group is a part of SA’s cabinet, playing a major role in the organization. “It was amazing to see him step into the position,” Alampi said. “It’s cool to see that someone so young can really find his footing and work so closely with a large group of students to help them find their way.” cffabris@syr.edu @ caseyfabris

percent of donations have come from younger individuals, said Kim, the founder. “We really value college students’ voices and advocacy to make this issue grow into something that matters,” Kim said. “We always make sure we include the young people in the conversation of our work.” With more communities moving from rural to urban areas, as many as 1.5 million people are forced to live in slums, where they live without basic education, sanitation systems and health care, Kim said. “Despite being a major human rights issue, these slums are still under the radar,” he said. Though secondary education is unavailable in many of these communities, more and more slum residents are realizing that education is a long-term solution to poverty. The organization’s vision is to empower local leaders to make decisions for their own community, rather than relying on the Western world to step in, Kim said. The organization is considering expanding into Southeast Asia, and wants to build 100 schools by 2020, Kim said. Despite being a young organization, The Supply remains dedicated to making sure slums are acknowledged as a serious crisis. “Slums will always exist,” Kim said. “The question is how do we upgrade them and make them more livable. Empowerment through education is an unstoppable call to action.” apalme05@syr.edu

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Club 44 in the Carrier Dome. It will be followed by an all-night competition, from 8:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. the following day in the iSchool, according to the MLB.com College Challenge website. At 4 p.m. on Friday, students will arrive at Alliance Bank Stadium, the Syracuse Chiefs’ stadium, to pitch their ideas to MLB.com employees. After the students pitch their ideas they will have a celebratory dinner and the winner will be announced, according to the website. The grand prize consists of a paid trip to New York City for a behind-the-scenes tour of MLB.

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He is the first general counsel “in house” that the university has ever had, Thompson said. This served as a “learning and growth experience for him as well as for the university,” he said.

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ment and loss of language like the African people, Willetts said. “We’re here for humanity,” Willetts said of the center. “I like the fact that humanity has more in common than it thinks, and the opportunity to connect with young people on issues they don’t get to learn about in school.” The diaspora’s absence in classroom discussions, Willetts said, can be attributed to its

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com’s headquarters in New York City and lunch with MLB.com employees. Magida said he likes the many opportunities to interact with MLB.com employees that the schedule of events gives him. “I’m most excited just to talk to the guys from MLB and bounce ideas off of them,” he said. “They were awesome and insightful last year.” More students registered this year for the event than any other year, said Julie Walas, the undergraduate programs manager of the iSchool who has played a leading role in developing the MLB.com contest. This year there are 81 students registered and 22 teams compared to 77 students and 16 teams last year, Walas said.

This year, Walas said, the product students must come up with will focus on a new trend in many technological developments called gamification, which provides game-like experiences within websites or other services such as point systems. The competition originated back in 2008 when iSchool graduate Josh Frost got a job with MLB.com, said iSchool associate professor Jeffrey Rubin, who works to recruit and guide students through the MLB.com Challenge. “About six months after Josh was working for MLB.com, one of his superiors came to me and asked, ‘How can we find more Josh Frosts?’” Rubin said. Rubin and Walas then came up with the

MLB.com competition, which became a way for MLB.com to recruit the iSchool’s best and brightest, Rubin said. Marc Squire, the first winner of the MLB. com Challenge in 2010 who now works for MLB. com as a web designer, said he was able to use web design skills he acquired from an iSchool class when he competed. He also said he thinks the changes to the challenge, like having less time to produce ideas, have given students more opportunities to be innovative. “I think it is more challenging,” he said, “But it allows students to be more creative without having pre-designed tasks to solve.”

A trustee committee has been set in collaboration with the chancellor and the provost to find a replacement for Evans. Trustee Don MacNaughton, who is also an attorney, chairs the committee, Thompson said. “We want to complete this before July 1 of next year, which is when he is set to retire,” Thompson said. “Beyond that, I will say that it will be done when it is completed. We’ve had the

opportunity to have some time on this, so we’re going to do a thorough job and a complete job.” Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs, said Evans’ greatest contribution was his focus on SU facilities and programs overseas. His work helped further expand the university. “Like anybody who has served the university for the last dozen years, he’s been gen-

eral counsel at a time where there has been significant growth — significant expansion — in our national and international footprint,” Thompson said. “He has been a source of good counsel to the chancellor and to the board, and it’s been a very good experience for him.”

complexity, a lack of interest and schools that are often “ill-equipped” to teach it. “If a teaching program doesn’t require a culturally specific study, it becomes very difficult to teach about the diaspora,” she said. “And when they do mention the diaspora, they only mention slavery instead of the significantly greater contribution of the people in the diaspora.” The center now holds after-school classes for students in the Syracuse area from seventh to 12th grade as part of its Creative Arts Academy, said Kebede, the marketing specialist. The Academy has 20 students in its dance

and visual arts programs, which Willetts said boasts a 100 percent graduation rate. Willetts said she has been at the center for half of her life, starting out as a college intern and later becoming its executive director in 2001. She trained under Williams, the professor who helped found the center and who passed away in 1999. She called the experience “challenging” and “informative.” Said Willetts: “He taught me what it means to commit to the caretaking of a cultural center.” najisaka@syr.edu

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is the season for college football bowl games. For about a month, college football will take center stage as powerhouse giants. Teams such as the Toledo Rockets and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will duel in storied games like the GoDaddy.com and the Little Caesars Pizza bowls. But the most interesting football will not be found in any of these bowl games. It won’t be found during the NFL playoffs, or even at the Super Bowl. It will be found in a 50-yard indoor facility with seven-on-seven teams of players wearing hockey helmets and shoulder pads — and not much else. Fans, it’s time to take your talents to the Lingerie Football League.

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no lies, just bulls*** This beautiful demonstration of the human body in motion takes the models from the Page 12 centerfold of your favorite issue of Playboy and puts them in your favorite sport. I guess someone was listening to all those prayers. Buttonhooks have been replaced with bra hooks, and the term “go deep” takes

on a whole new meaning. There are so many great things about this league that I’m not even sure where to start. For one, there aren’t any burly linemen kicking other men in the crotch. The only performanceenhancing drug is silicone, and the league features perhaps the best use of instant replay ever. If I were the one behind the replay booth, every single play would be reviewed over and over. And over. And over again. Tired of watching the ongoing soap opera that is the Philadelphia Eagles? Flip over to the Philadelphia Passion and watch a team that can actually win. Think Eli Manning throws like a girl? Then you haven’t seen the cannon that Nikki Johnson of the Las Vegas Sin carries around. Her 151.9 quarterback rating would make even Aaron Rodgers blush. But he might blush after getting a look at her legs, too. Nobody would call Tom Brady “pretty” anymore after taking a look at Tessa Barrera, outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Temptation. I do not believe that there is a man alive who would mind getting sacked by that Temptation. The sport is on the rise. According to a recent SB Nation article, the league is going “legit,” and Bloomberg Businessweek has referred to the sport as the “fastest growing sports league in the United States.” God bless America. This game isn’t just for the centerfolds. The Lingerie League went viral on YouTube after a quarterback ran over her would-be tackler. It’s a good thing the defender was well equipped with her own personal shock absorbers, as otherwise we might have been looking at a serious injury. And that probably wouldn’t have been all we’d be looking at. As if this league wasn’t fantastic enough, there is even a fantasy league. My fantasy has a fantasy league. I can now pick my favorite Lingerie League supermodel athletes based on key statistics such as rushing yards, receptions and hair color. Christmas is coming, so be sure to buy your loved one a game-used “uniform” offered on the league’s website. Don’t worry, though: Fresher pairs of “Tight End” thongs are also available. These athletes are truly showing everything they have out on the turf, and I applaud them for their efforts. These very well-rounded individuals have their lives in perfect balance. So next time you get tired of watching the Jets make a mockery of the game of football, check out the Lingerie Football League, a true American sport. Brett Fortnam is a senior newspaper journalism and political philosophy major who will be unemployed in six months. His column appears every Thursday until there are enough complaints to make him stop. He can be reached at bpfortna@syr.edu, but he will not respond.

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A HAIRY GOOD CAUSE Syracuse company takes opportunity to grow some ’staches for brave young boy Text by Rahimon Nasa

often times show their strength and prove that they are there for one another. This is one of those times.” Photos by Luke Rafferty Not too long after Rubin’s letter was posted, the DESIGN EDITOR athletic community stepped in to show their support. n 335 Hinds Hall, the headquarters of Sidearm Donations made to Mustaches for Change more than Sports, nearly every person in the room who is tripled within two days. able to grow a mustache has one. “I think what you’re seeing is a lot of the community “Last year we did Movember and we raised eight really coming together for a good cause,” Rubin said. or nine thousand dollars. We had clients around the Rubin expects that the amount of donations will country join us so we had about a hundred collegiate increase even more as the end of the month approachsports information directors join us,” said Jeff Rubin, es. Sidearm will also be matching the total amount School of Information Studies professor, and CEO and in donations that Mustache for Change manages to president of Sidearm Sports, a company that creates raise at the end of the month. sports management software for collegiate athletics. For some people, participating in this event is Movember is a charity event that takes more than just supporting a good cause. THE HANDLEBAR place throughout the month of Novem“I lost three grandparents to various kinds ber, where participants grow mustaches of cancers,” says Joe Flateau, a web developer to raise awareness about men’s health at Sidearm. “It’s a good way to support people issues, specifically prostate cancer and who are going through this.” testicular cancer. Rubin explained how Mustaches for THE ENGLISHMAN This year, Sidearm Sports is participatChange is more than just about raising ing in Mustaches for Change to honor Rex money, and how most people do not realize Fleming, the son of Lance Fleming, who is how clever this approach in using facial hair the assistant director of athletics for media to raise awareness really is. relations at Abilene Christian University — The website also hosts a contest every THE MAGICIAN one of Sidearm’s clients. week that covers various themes. The themes Two years ago, Rex Fleming was diaginclude school spirit stache, most famous nosed with brain cancer. Toward the end of stache, Thanksgiving stache and the best last October, the Fleming family’s worst fear overall stache. For each contest, visitors use came true. Rex’s treatment wasn’t working their Facebook accounts to vote for their THE GENERAL and doctors predicted Rex only had about favorite stache. Winners are able to receive four to six weeks left. prizes in the form of gift cards. The grand “Instead of putting the money towards prizewinner for the best overall stache will Movember, let’s put it all towards a scholarwin an iPad mini. ship fund or towards a charity of the FlemMustaches for Change also found a way ings’ choice,” Rubin explained. to include female members who want to show their Rubin saw this as Sidearm’s way of supporting support for the cause. another member of the Sidearm family, which includes Sidearm has found a way to allow ladies to particialmost 500 athletics clients from all over the country. pate by printing mustaches off the website, cutting At 10 years old, Rex Fleming lost his battle to can- them out and taking a picture each week with them. cer on Nov. 25. Rubin, who has two young children of The ladies even get a prize for participating and his own, wanted to show his support for the Flemings showing support. during this tragic period of loss. “We include the ladies as well. We kind of did that After hearing the devastating news, Rubin wrote in a unique way,” Rubin said. a blog post remembering Rex. This blog post was then After visiting the website and choosing a “mow posted on the website for College Sports Information grower,” as Rubin called them, one can choose a charDirectors of America, an organization that Rubin ity to sponsor and amount to donate. and Lance Fleming are both a part of. Said Rubin: “It’s supposed to be embarrassing. It’s “I always think of collegiate athletics as one large supposed to be uncomfortable. And that’s the whole extended family. And like a large family, many of us point. You’re talking about it. You’re talking about look forward to seeing each other at CoSIDA or one of Movember. You’re talking about cancer awareness. the other national conventions,” Rubin wrote in his You’re talking about Rex Fleming.” letter. “However, it is in times of need that families rnasa@syr.edu CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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National tour of ‘Wicked’ soars into Landmark Theater By Chelsea DeBaise ASST. FEATURE EDITOR

Stephen Schwartz’s “Wicked” will give audiences a lesson on how to defy gravity from Nov. 28 through Dec. 9 at the Landmark Theater. “It’s a Tony Award-winning musical, and it’s really popular,” said Liz Carioti, box-office manager at the Landmark Theater. “They (the audience) can expect to really feel like they’re in Oz.” Tickets are available for the show at the Landmark Theater Box Office and prices start at $30. The show is based on the book “Wicked” by Winnie Holzman. It is loosely based on the plot of “The Wizard of Oz,” empathizing with the Wicked Witch of the West as opposed to Dorothy and her merry band of followers. The musical has won four Tony Awards since

FROM THE BOX OFFICE: NOV. 23–25 Thanksgiving is a holiday typically dominated by family films and mindless box-office epics. However, last weekend, moviegoers turned out in massive numbers in response to a mixed slate of commercial hits, family films and Oscar hopefuls. While newcomer “Rise of the Guardians” underperformed, the other four films in the top five continued box-office success and set a new Thanksgiving record for profitability. The top 12 films in the box office this weekend earned more than $200 million, beating the $175 million Thanksgiving record set in 2009. This was in part due to the strong holdovers of “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” “Skyfall” and “Lincoln,” as well as new films “Rise of the

it began in 2003, including Best Actress from original cast member Idina Menzel, and earned a nomination for Best Musical. The show at the Landmark Theater features actresses Christine Dwyer and Tiffany Haas as leading characters Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. Broadway veterans Marilyn Caskey and Tony Award-winner Paul Kreppel are playing as Madame Morrible and The Wizard, respectively. It is part of an international tour of the show. The most recent stops for the cast have been in London at Apollo Victoria Theater and New York City at the Gershwin Theater. The last time “Wicked” came to Syracuse was in 2010, when the show was performed at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena. The success inspired the Landmark Theater employees to

hold their own run of the production. “It did really well the last time it was here,” Carioti said. “About 60,000 people saw it when it was here a few years ago.” For Carioti, the magic within the show can be found in its sets. She said she believes the sets will transform theatergoers. The sets and various props travel with the cast from one

Guardians” and “Life of Pi.” Coming in at No. 1 was the final installment “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” In the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, the film grossed more than $43 million, and has already collected more than $227 million domestically and more than $570 million worldwide in only two weeks of release. In fact, this weekend marked the highest-grossing second weekend ever for a film in the series. “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” was not the only film this weekend that has set a franchise record. The latest installment in the Bond series, “Skyfall,” came in at No. 2 and took in approximately $50.5 million in the five-day weekend. The film has already surpassed $220 million domestically and more than $790 million globally, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise.

Audiences clearly were not deterred by twoand-a-half-hour historical drama “Lincoln,” as it came in at No. 3 behind “Skyfall,” with just less than $35 million in the five-day weekend. The film still sustained interest among audiences mainly because of Oscar buzz surrounding Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln. Day-Lewis is a frontrunner to win Best Actor. When DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and CMO Anne Globe came to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Oct. 17, both hyped up their latest film, “Rise of the Guardians,” an animated film about notable childhood figures (Santa Claus, Jack Frost, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Sandman) who team up to fight the Boogey Man. Sadly, the film did not live up to their hype, as it debuted to only $32.3 million in the five-day weekend.

location to the next while on tour, and they are extensively elaborate. One prop includes a dragon that reaches out into the audience. The Landmark Theater will also be holding a lottery for audience members two and a half hours prior to every performance. The lottery will grant winning audience members the opportunity to pick select seating for $25.

Cast highlight: Paul Kreppel

One notable cast member, Paul Kreppel, is a 2007 Tony Award winner who plays the Wizard in “Wicked.” Kreppel has had an illustrious career, one that began over 40 years ago with the Boston-based improvisational group The Proposition. It wasn’t until 1979 that Kreppel caught his big break when he was cast in the television sitcom “It’s A Living,” playing piano player Sonny Mann. Since then, Kreppel has frequently returned to the stage in productions such as “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” as well as creating and direct-

While the film has a long way to profitability, given its $145 million production budget, the film should be more successful in the coming weeks as the holidays approach because of the winter and holiday theme of the film. The final film in the top five was 20th Century Fox’s “Life of Pi,” which opened with $30.6 million in the five-day weekend. What is especially noteworthy is that despite the decline of 3-D viewing, most viewers sought the 3-D version, given its aesthetically pleasing effects. Though the film has no major stars, audiences have responded positively to it because of the talent of director Ang Lee, the popularity of the best-selling book, great reviews and Oscar buzz for Best Director, Best Movie and Best Cinematography. —Written by Ian Tecklin, contributing writer, ijteckli@syr.edu


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Deft acting, nuanced filmmaking bring Spielberg’s absorbing ‘Lincoln’ to life By Rob Marvin

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incoln” is a thinking-man’s movie. There are no grand-scale battles and few impassioned speeches. Instead, it’s an intimate window peering into the final months of arguably the most beloved president in American history. Though it unfolds during the final year of the bloody Civil War, the subtle action lies in the dusty rooms of the White House and on the floor of the U.S. Capitol building. It’s not so much a biographical film as a historical play, featuring scene after intense scene of Lincoln’s internal struggle to achieve his two ultimate goals: ending the war and abolishing slavery once and for all. Daniel Day-Lewis’ title performance is undeniably iconic. As one of the greatest actors of his generation, Day-Lewis takes method acting to the extreme. He embodies Honest Abe with stoic determination and a radiating compassion, unveiling the remarkable man underneath the gray-streaked beard and stovepipe hat.

Based loosely on the nonfiction bestseller “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, “Lincoln” features brilliant supporting performances from its giant ensemble cast, particularly Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Steven Spielberg breathes life and humor into a script full of lengthy monologues and dense prose — his animated direction takes a stuffy history lesson and renders it grippingly real. Spielberg’s character study doesn’t need to rely on gritty war scenes or a secret life mowing down hordes of vampires. It’s a smart political drama led by Day-Lewis, who could carry the film all by himself. The film picks up Lincoln’s story in January 1865 as he greets black and white union soldiers in a camp. Spielberg paints Lincoln as a father figure to all but his own eldest son, Robert (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who loves telling longwinded stories with a witty punch line. While Ulysses S. Grant (Jared Harris) is pushing the Confederacy toward surrender, Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward (David Strathairn) plan to pass the 13th Amend-

‘LINCOLN’

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Release date: Nov. 16 Rating:

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ment, abolishing slavery before the war ends. Within Lincoln’s family, Sally Field gives a heartbreaking performance as his wife, a griefstricken Mary Todd. Day-Lewis and Field’s furious bedroom arguments are transfixing, as the two master actors play off each other. Gordon-Levitt makes the most of his limited screen time, giving Robert Lincoln emotional depth and fragility. He shows he belongs in this cast’s elite company. The main storyline in “Lincoln” is straightforward political maneuvering, watching Lincoln’s clever bureaucratic balancing act as he convinces enough representatives to support the official eradication of slavery in America. Day-Lewis arguably gives the best performance of his award-winning career, inhabiting the great orator and cunning politician with a style all his own. He speaks in a high-pitched, wavering tone, which softens or erupts in anger, yet his expression is always one of deep contemplation. Lincoln moves around the White House in slow, lanky strides, wearing a faded tweed suit or draped in a wool blanket, bearing the weight of the world. It’s the best-acted film of the year, but Jones shines brightest as stalwart Republican politician Thaddeus Stevens. Sporting a bad limp and a ridiculous wig, Jones outwits and eloquently

insults every callous Democrat clinging to racist beliefs. Jones’ delivery is legendary, so it hurts when he calls you a “fatuous nincompoop.” Those expecting a “Saving Private Ryan” scenario in which Spielberg depicts the epic battles and carnage of the Civil War will be disappointed. The war rears its ugly head in the opening scene and once briefly toward the end, but with “Lincoln,” Spielberg achieves something different — a cerebral experience capturing the essence of these characters and the inimitable time they lived in. It’s clear how attached Spielberg was to Lincoln’s story as the camera zooms in on characters’ faces, the close-ups deliberately lit in a striking contrast of light and darkness. He focuses on small details, like the worn lines on Lincoln’s hardened face, or faint spirals of smoke swirling around the candlelit rooms of the White House. “Lincoln” underscores the true power and respect commanded by the 16th president. So as he digresses into yet another rambling story about an old woman he defended back in Indiana, every single person in the room — from young aides to powerful generals — goes absolutely silent. rjmarvin@syr.edu


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Syracuse reserves add scoring punch, keep starters rested By Trevor Hass STAFF WRITER

The result is the same nearly every day after practice when Carmen Tyson-Thomas looks up at the scoreboard. When the first-unit blue team and secondunit orange team face each other at the end of practice, the result rarely wavers. One Who: Dartmouth team is dominant. Where: Hanover, N.H. And it isn’t the When: Today, 7 p.m. first unit. T yson-T hom a s leads an energized second unit that often beats the first unit by double figures. “We’ve established that the orange team is, what I like to call, the better practice team,” Tyson-Thomas said. “We haven’t lost in about two weeks or three weeks straight.” Three weeks into the season, head coach Quentin Hillsman’s bench has accounted for 43 percent of the team’s total points and has outscored the starters in three of six games.

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Syracuse’s (6-0) reserves will look to contribute again when the Orange squares off against Dartmouth (1-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday in Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H. Hillsman has placed added emphasis on wreaking havoc in the backcourt and forcing turnovers this season. His 1-2-2 press has worked impeccably, as the Orange has forced 24 turnovers per game. Many teams would struggle to apply such constant, unremitting pressure and avoid getting fatigued. With what he has called an extremely potent and high-energy bench, though, Hillsman doesn’t need to worry about overplaying Kayla Alexander, Elashier Hall and the rest of the starters. Tyson-Thomas, Rachel Coffey and Pachis Roberts are right there to jump in and provide an instant spark — sometimes even a boost, if the first unit is struggling. “It’s who’s hot and who’s playing well,” Hillsman said. “The way we play they have to get off their feet. We have to continuously

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Syracuse’s role players have provided the team with a big lift this season. Here’s a look at some of the top contributors off the bench so far: PLAYER

MINUTES PER GAME

Carmen Tyson-Thomas 22.7

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Rachel Coffey 20.8

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Pachis Roberts

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Shakeya Leary 9.5

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rotate players into the game. A lot of it is out of necessity, because we have to keep pressing and play fast.” Hillsman said players who have started in the past have bought into the role of coming off the bench, paving the way for freshmen Brittney Sykes, Brianna Butler and Cornelia Fondren to start. “I think the unselfishness on this team is what’s going to be the biggest difference in us going far in this season,” Hillsman said. “If we’re going to press up and run, we have to play 10 or 11 players every night.” Hillsman has put together ideal rotations seamlessly so far, mixing and matching different lineups and subbing players in and out frequently. Short stints on the court are inevitable with such a deep team, yet Hillsman relies heavily on the fact that players buy into the system. And so far they have. “I don’t know if orange is ever gonna start, but I know every time we get in the game we turn it up,” Tyson-Thomas said. “We bring that extra energy every time we go on the court in practice, and that’s all we can do in the game.” In Syracuse’s 80-39 win over St. Joseph’s, the bench exploded for 41 points, outscoring SU’s starters. Tyson-Thomas sparked the Orange, dropping 23 points and snagging 11 rebounds. The bench hasn’t only been helpful in lop-

sided games, though. Syracuse faced two formidable Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the San Juan Shootout in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, last weekend. The Orange came away with two wins in extremely close games, thanks in large part to consistent production from the bench. Against Virginia, 12 players earned minutes for Hillsman. For the Cavaliers, meanwhile, only eight players saw action. Virginia stars Kelsey Wolfe and China Crosby each played more than 32 minutes. No one played more than 30 minutes for Syracuse, and Hall and Alexander had fresh legs in the final stretch. “It helps us so much when starters may not be clicking,” Hall said. “We have people that can step in for us.” That ability to step in during crunch time and play key minutes all starts in practice. Tyson-Thomas said she tries to represent the orange team whenever possible, and she knows which practice team is better. “It’s just about what team’s going to grind more,” Tyson-Thomas said. “I’m going to represent orange. Our practice team always wins.” tbhass@syr.edu

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PATTERSON FROM PAGE 20

“He was disappointed, he had been playing with the other freshman all summer, and they came back and said he just couldn’t get into the school.” Six months earlier, Patterson had set his school’s scoring record and been named to the Indianapolis all-city first team, with a scholarship to Indiana University in his back pocket. But with just weeks until the start of the fall semester, he had a big decision to make: Pursue another college opportunity right away, or attend a fifth year of high school as a postgraduate student. “After I left Indiana I didn’t think much of it,” Patterson said. “I didn’t get discouraged, I just kept my head up and adapted.” As Patterson endured the shocking turn of events, he and his family decided that he would attend Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. Brewster’s head basketball coach, Jason Smith, was Patterson’s coach in the Derby Festival Classic, an event in Kentucky that showcases the best high school basketball talent in the area. Previous encounters between Patterson and Smith had a huge hand in leading him to New Hampshire. At Brewster, Patterson has quickly adapted and excelled. “Academically, he did very well during our fall trimester,” Smith said, “and earned citizenship status based on his work ethic, engagement in class and in our community.” Hawkins said Patterson losing his scholarship and moving to Brewster is not the only roadblock he has faced in his career. “He was the biggest kid in eighth grade and was really just a leaper who could dunk,” Hawkins said. “As other kids grew around

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him he was pushed to the guard position and had to change his entire game. It was definitely a challenge for him.” Once relying on superior height, Patterson has made himself into a scoring guard who can drive to his left and right, and also shoot the 3-pointer. Defensively, he always takes the challenge of guarding the opposition’s top player and plays with tenacity. At 6 feet 3 inches, he has a wingspan of close to 7 feet — disproportional length that allows him to not only defend quick guards, but players that are bigger than him as well. Syracuse took notice of Patterson’s versatile skill set and made him a scholarship offer. It had been a whole year since he had signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Indiana when he accepted the offer from Syracuse, a program that was not reportedly interested in him the first time around. Smith is fully confident Patterson’s decision to play at Syracuse is going to be highly beneficial for the program as a whole. “Our team has approximately 11 scholarship-level prospects and Ron is being counted on to be one of our leaders this season,” Smith said. “He is an excellent defender and has tremendous length, and that length will be very effective in Syracuse’s zone defense.” Upon signing with Syracuse, Patterson joins Tyler Ennis, Chinonso Obokoh, Tyler Roberson and B.J. Johnson as freshmen who will join the team next year. With a rocky process in the rearview mirror, Patterson is ready to make his presence felt right away. “I’m very excited to be part of a great program and to play for a great coaching staff,” Patterson said. “I like taking on the big stage, and next year I am just going to play hard on every possession.”

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(4-0) SYRACUSE AT ARKANSAS(3-2) 10

MICHAEL COHEN

SYRACUSE 78, ARKANSAS 67

Goin’ hog wild.

CHRIS ISEMAN

SYRACUSE 70, ARKANSAS 66

This is a pressing issue.

RYNE GERY

SYRACUSE 86, ARKANSAS 72

Raising hell.

STARTING LINEUP

BEAT WRITER PREDICTIONS

FRIDAY, 8:30 P.M., ESPN

POINT GUARD

MICHAEL CARTER- MARDRACUS WILLIAMS WADE 6-6, 185 SO.

10.3 PPG, 9.3 APG

6-2, 176 JR. 8.2 PPG, 1 APG

BRANDON TRICHE

BJ YOUNG

6-4, 210 SR. 15.3 PPG, 3 APG

Rautins suffered an ankle injury Monday night and wore a boot at practice Tuesday. His status for the game is still unknown.

POWER FORWARD

CENTER

MARSHAWN POWELL

DAJUAN COLEMAN

6-7, 240 JR. 6-9, 242 SO. 6-9, 288 FR. 12.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG 7.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG 6 PPG, 5.5 RPG

Christmas turned in an impressive performance on Sunday, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Powell registered Arkansas’ first double-double of the season last week.

FREE THROWS

SMALL FORWARD

C.J. FAIR

6-3, 180 SO. 6-8, 215 JR. 20.5 PPG, 3.3 APG 11 PPG, 6 RPG

Carter-Williams has been nearly flawless at the point for SU this season. He’ll get his first test against the Razorbacks and their relentless fullcourt press.

RAKEEM CHRISTMAS

Razor thin

SHOOTING GUARD

RASHAD MADDEN 6-5, 181 SO. 7.4 PPG, 4 RPG

Fair tallied eight points against Colgate, going 2-for-7 from the field. Madden has been a reliable contributor for the Razorbacks on the glass.

6-10, 245 SO. 6.6 PPG, 2.4 RPG

Coleman scored a season-high 12 points against the Raiders. He’ll face more of a challenge against the 6-foot-10inch Mickelson, who has played just 15.8 minutes per game for Arkansas.

JIM BOEHEIM MIKE ANDERSON 894-304 37TH SEASON

221-114 (21-16 AT ARKANSAS) 11TH SEASON (2ND AT ARKANSAS)

Boeheim is six wins away from 900, and his team this season is cruising toward that mark in nonconference play. Anderson is still looking to build the Razorbacks program in his second season.

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Louisville brings a strong football and basketball presence to the ACC. Louisville’s football team started its season 9-0 and was ranked as high as No. 11 this season before falling to Syracuse and Connecticut in its last two games. The Terrapins were only 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the ACC this season. The addition of the Cardinals means the ACC 5

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STAT TO KNOW Ten players average double figures in minutes for the Razorbacks, who employ a constant full-court press. Leading scorer BJ Young paces the team at 26.5 minutes per game and Anthlon Bell rounds it out at 12.2.

COACHES

HUNTER MICKELSON

Arkansas is averaging 9.4 steals per game as a team thus far, which is its most since the 2001-02 season. That was also former Razorbacks head coach Nolan Richardson’s final season at the helm. Mike Anderson, who spent 17 years as an assistant under Richardson at Arkansas, has brought the “40 Minutes of Hell” system back to Fayetteville, Ark.

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The number of assists Michael Carter-Williams has this season. Carter-Williams leads the nation in assists per game with 9.3 through four games.

will have a 14-team football conference in 2014. The Cardinals’ top-level basketball team fits well with the ACC’s basketball landscape, which will include Syracuse, North Carolina and Duke. “What I really like about this move is it’s terrific for our fans, with the proximity of the institutions, and we never have to leave the Eastern time zone,” said Tom Jurich, Louisville vice president and athletic director. “This is a credit to everyone at the University of Louisville and our community, as we have all pulled together to position ourselves for this opportunity.” cjiseman@syr.edu

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ARKANSAS FROM PAGE 20

That is what awaits the nation’s top assist man, Michael Carter-Williams, as he leads Syracuse south into Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday for what could be the Orange’s (4-0) toughest test of the season. Following a dazzling 13-assist performance on Sunday against Colgate, this week’s hurdle — on the road, hostile environment, against the Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball — is significantly more difficult to climb. The Razorbacks (3-2) welcome the Orange into Bud Walton Arena for its first true road test. “Arkansas is very difficult at home; they’ve lost two road games, but they are a different team at home,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Any pressing team is always much more difficult to play on their home court, so that will be a real test for us on Friday.” Naturally, a great deal of the burden falls on Carter-Williams’ shoulders. The sophomore point guard is coming off arguably the best three games of his career, where he tallied upward of nine assists in each contest and maintained nearly a 5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. His transition from a little-used freshman to the starting point guard has slid senior Brandon Triche into the shooting guard role. Triche, who played the point as a freshman alongside Andy Rautins, will need to help Carter-Williams break the press on Friday and provide stability on a team that has only two true ballhandlers — a potential detriment that has yet to be exploited so far this season. That’s due in most part to the stellar play of Carter-Williams, who is averaging 9.3 assists per game. “He’s making the right reads, you know?” Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “He could have scored, but at the same

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time he also got wide-open shots for our shooters (against Colgate) and different shots for guys in different areas. So as much as he could have scored, I thought the majority of the time he made the right decisions.” On Friday, Anderson’s defense will harass the Orange in an attempt to force the SU players into making the wrong decisions. It’s a philosophy Anderson adopted from his old boss, legendary Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson, who won a national championship at Arkansas in 1994. Anderson spent 17 years on Richardson’s staff and adopted the break-neck style — Anderson called it the “40 Minutes of Hell” — when he became a head coach for the first time in 2002 at Alabama-Birmingham. So far in 2012, the Razorbacks rank in the Top 25 in the country in scoring offense at 82.4 points per game, which is a result of increased possessions courtesy of their defense. And it all adds up to a turnover margin of plus-8.6, which is tied for the third best in the nation. In total, the Razorbacks have forced 43 more turnovers than they have committed. “They like to press, and we just have to keep our heads up and know when they’re coming we have to pass it out,” Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas said. The positive news for the Orange is that Carter-Williams is coming off a game in which his 13 assists were combined with just a single turnover. It’s that type of ball security — a football term more than applicable to point guards — that Carter-Williams and Triche will need on Friday against the Razorbacks. They will be pressured unlike at any other point this season, that much is certain, but how the SU backcourt is going to respond remains to be seen. Said Boeheim: “We’re in a good position after these first four games, so we’ll see what we do Friday.” mjcohe02@syr.edu

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Hitting the mark

Patterson overcomes obstacles on way to signing with Syracuse By Jesse Dougherty

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ast February, Ron Patterson was on top of the Indiana high school basketball world. Already signed to a scholarship by Indiana University, he took to the hardwood on Feb. 4 and solidified his brewing state legacy. In a 69-62 loss to West Central High School, Patterson’s 15 points made him the all-time scoring leader in Broad Ripple High School’s history, a record that was previously held by Jeff Robinson for more than 30 years. Upon eclipsing Robinson, Patterson also passed the scoring marks of New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson and current Indiana Pacer guard George Hill, who also had illustrious careers at Broad Ripple High School. “It felt great knowing who I passed up for the scoring title,” Patterson said in an email. “I also felt like I accomplished a lot in my four years at Broad Ripple.” After his commitment to the Hoosiers fell through, Patterson switched his sights to Syracuse. On Nov. 21, Patterson signed his letter of intent to play for the Orange in the 201314 season. Originally in the class of 2012, Patterson was rated a three-star

recruit by Scout.com. But few things have come easily for Patterson up to this point. In June, Patterson enrolled in a summer faculty sponsorship program at Indiana University for students who had not met all of the University’s requirements for admission. After three months of hard work both on and off the court, things

“After I left Indiana I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t get discouraged, I just kept my head up and adapted.” Ron Patterson

SU SIGNEE

didn’t go as Patterson had planned. His academic showing in the summer didn’t meet the standard set by IU’s administration. “He ended the summer great, but in their eyes he just wasn’t ready,” said Chris Hawkins, Patterson’s AAU coach with Indiana Elite. “In the end they just withdrew his application.

SEE PATTERSON PAGE 16

courtesy of the indianapolis star RON PATTERSON joins a loaded 2013 class, ranked No. 7 in the country by ESPN. Patterson is finishing up his prep career at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., C.J. Fair’s old school.

conference rea lignmen t

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ACC adds Louisville to replace Maryland Arkansas press poses By Chris Iseman

the additions of Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse.”

The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors voted unanimously on Wednesday to add Louisville to the conference to replace departing Maryland. “The University of Louisville is an outstanding addition to the Atlantic Coast Conference and I commend the Council of Presidents for continuing to position our league for the long-term future,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a press release. “If you look at what has been done over the last 15 months, the ACC has only gotten stronger with

“The ACC has only gotten stronger with the additions of Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse.”

ASST. SPORTS EDITOR

John Swofford

ACC COMMISSIONER

The Big East requires schools to

give 27 months notice and pay a $10 million fee to leave the conference. Louisville could negotiate with the Big East to leave earlier than the required 27-month waiting period. Maryland is leaving the ACC in 2014, which could be the same year the Cardinals join the conference. Louisville is the latest team to leave the Big East, which has undergone a major realignment in the last year. Syracuse, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Notre Dame have all left. TCU agreed to join the league, but left before ever playing a game as a member of the Big East.

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SU’s toughest test yet By Michael Cohen STAFF WRITER

It has been called the Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball, and it is designed to run an opponent ragged. Relying on relentless defensive pressure, Mike Anders o n ’ s Who: Arkansas teams Where: Fayetteville, Ark. seek to When: Friday, 8:30 p.m. create a Channel: ESPN brea k-

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neck tempo that results in turnovers and easy baskets for their offense the other way. Its trademark is the full-court press — a devilish tool that, when run effectively and with vigor, can frustrate even the country’s best guard play. Mixed in are half-court traps and variations of matchup zones that interchange frequently to hopefully confuse the opposition.

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