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N • In support

A fundraiser was held Wednesday night at Funk ‘n Waffles downtown to give refugees who have settled in Syracuse more aid than than the state provides. Page 3

O • Changing paths

P • Lasting impression

Columnist Max Kaczor discusses how the Dakota Access Pipeline rerouting is only a minor victory, as we should move away from oil altogether. Page 5

David Rubin is retiring at the end of the semester following a 28-year Newhouse career, leaving behind a legacy as an effective and widelyrespected dean and professor. Page 13

ROAD AHEAD State DOT considers options for I-81’s future

Syverud expands role as fundraiser editor in chief

By Michael Burke asst. news editor


osters with information about the potential future of Interstate 81 in Syracuse lined the perimeter of the cafeteria in Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Monday evening as local residents filed in and out, hoping to learn more about what might happen to the major highway. In one section of the cafeteria were posters labeled “viaduct alternative,” and in another were posters labeled “community grid alternative.” Those are the two remaining options — dwindled down from the 16 options originally presented in 2014 — being considered for replacing the highway’s elevated portion in Syracuse. A draft environmental impact statement is likely to be made available in early January and a final decision is expected sometime in 2017. “There’s a lot of information that is being col-

lected and needs analysis,” said Gene Cilento, the NYSDOT Region 3 public information officer. The viaduct alternative option would consist of replacing the current viaduct with a wider version, while the community grid alternative would involve removing the elevated highway near Almond Street and distributing traffic onto the city grid. Both options include some of the same plans, which have been dubbed the “common features.” Among them is a plan to connect Interstate 690 and I-81 near North Syracuse by building a new set of ramps, something that has come up as a point of controversy. The Syracuse Common Council on Monday passed a resolution calling for the New York State Department of Transportation to reconsider that aspect of the reconstruction. If the viaduct alternative is pursued, the existing I-81 viaduct will be demolished and reconstructed

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‘Sanctuary campus’ calls addressed By Michael Burke asst. news editor

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud on Wednesday expressed his support for undocumented students but said SU must comply with federal laws as he addressed calls for SU to be made a “sanctuary campus.” In an email to the campus community, Syverud said it is against university policy to share immigration status unless required by law and called on several pockets of the university to work together to protect community members. He did not, however, explicitly

say SU would be made a sanctuary campus. He said the university “ simply cannot ignore federal laws.” Since Donald Trump’s election as United States president, some in the community have urged SU to be made a sanctuary campus. The concept behind the movement is for universities to adopt policies that protect undocumented students On Nov. 17, Syverud had SU sign a letter in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a policy protecting immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. In his email Wednesday, Syverud said he will be calling on the

Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, the Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the Department of Public Safety “to ensure all members of our community are protected from physical harm, discrimination and intimidation.” Those groups, he said, will also be tasked with helping to promote an inclusive campus. “We care deeply about our students, embrace all individuals, listen to diverse viewpoints, respect differences and empower all members of our community to succeed,” Syverud said. @michaelburke47

Lindsay Eastwood had to quit playing ice hockey because of a medical condition. But it reversed itself, even though there was less than a 5 percent chance. Page 24

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By Justin Mattingly

Two options are being considered for construction on a portion of Interstate 81 near Syracuse. There were originally 16 options proposed in 2014. wasim ahmad staff photographer

S • Against the odds

When Chancellor Kent Syverud assumed his role in spring 2014, he was quickly thrown into an NCAA investigation and headed an effort to revamp the central New York economy. Dealing with the former took up a substantial amount of time for Syverud, he said, calling the investigation “an important priority in my first year.” His work for the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council was also timely, with work that led to $500 million in state money secured for different initiatives in the region. Syverud’s job has become more fundraising-focused as he works to turn Fast Forward Syracuse, his main three-pronged initiative for the university’s future, a reality. His role in advancement is key in SU’s ability to fund the sought after improvements to campus infrastructure and in the classroom. “Mainly what I’m doing 18 hours a day is shepherding the university forward and a huge fraction of that is to raise money,” Syverud said. The Board of Trustees is in the early stages of planning a major fundraising initiative, adminis-

trators said. The Board has yet to decide on the exact goal of the initiative or a set dollar amount it hopes to raise. A major fundraising campaign is not a new concept for the university or key stakeholders. Syverud’s hire for chief advancement officer, Matt Ter Molen, spearheaded Northwestern University’s recent $3.75 billion fundraising initiative to fund its strategic plan. The campaign has raised more than $3 billion, as of late September. In 2012, then-Chancellor Nancy Cantor completed a $1 billion fundraising goal three months ahead of schedule. That campaign took two years between development and launch. Money raised through the Campaign for Syracuse University helped create faculty positions, scholarships and campus buildings. Brian Sischo, the head of the campaign, said at the time of completion that another major campaign would be years away. Now, four years and one chancellor later, major fundraising is again the key to implementing the changes the head of the university wants to see.

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university senate

3 takeaways from last meeting of semester By Alexa Torrens development editor

The University Senate held its last meeting of the fall 2016 semester on Wednesday afternoon in Maxwell Auditorium. Here are three takeaways from the meeting:

Tutoring hub

A free tutoring hub is expected to open in E.S. Bird Library in January as per recommendation of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion. The Center for Academic Achievement will offer free “critical academic support,” said Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly, who added that the center will focus on “high-DFW” courses. High-DFW courses are those that have high percentages of students who receive D or F grades or withdraw from the course. Margaret Usdansky, the director of Syracuse University’s

Academic Integrity Office, will direct the staff at the center.

what is usen? The University Senate is the academic governing body of the university and is made up of faculty, students, staff and administration members. The majority of the work is done in 17 standing committees, which report to the full senate at least once a year.

In support

Senate members discussed an address that would demonstrate its support for a group of SU students who, following the results of the presidential election, penned a petition to Wheatly and Chancellor Kent Syverud regarding the election. The petition asked Wheatly and Syverud to represent the entire university community in

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THIRSTY thursday | eggnog

Three ways to prepare eggnog this holiday By Monique Iuster staff writer

Thick, creamy and made of eggs, milk and sugar, eggnog is a classic staple of the holiday season. Yet every time I have tried to make spiked eggnog, I’ve been at a loss about what type of alcohol to use. Dark liquors such as brandy, rum and whiskey are known as the standard for this sweet, seasonal cocktail. Choosing which to use, however, can be a challenge. For the last Thirsty Thursday before winter break, I tested out all three liquors to send you off into the holidays with an idea of what you may want to add to your eggnog this year.

Brandy: Brandy, a strong spirit made from distilling wine or fermented fruit juice, is the perfect liquor to add to the thick eggnog drink, mixing flawlessly as if it was meant to be. Pungent tastes of brandy jumped out to me without monopolizing the sweet, creamy, nutmeg and cinnamon flavors that eggnog is best known for. The brandy has a medium presence in the eggnog drink.

Whiskey: The thing about whiskey is that it


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can vary greatly in taste depending on the bottle. For the eggnog, used Maker’s Mark bourbon. The whiskey eggnog had the most noticeable taste of alcohol. Just like the brandy eggnog, the first thing I tasted was nutmeg and cream, but the second I took a sip, I instantly noticed a spicy kick of whiskey, slightly more overpowering than the brandy.

The director of SU’s Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction explains how the heated promenade will work. Page 6

cor r ection In a Wednesday article titled “Hop on,” the victims who were shot were misstated. The same week Dynah Umutoni was stalked, three community members were shot near her walking route. The Daily Orange regrets this error.

Rum: Of the three drinks I tried, the rum eggnog was my least favorite. The dark liquor mixed too well into the creamy eggnog, and it was almost impossible to pick up on any hint of the liquor at all. The only point at which I even noticed the rum was during the finish, when a slight hint cut through the dairy, leaving an unpleasant, lingering aftertaste. All in all, there isn’t much wrong you can do with any of these liquors. While they vary slightly in taste, the most powerful part of the beverage is the nutmeg and cinnamon mixed in with the sweet holiday drink. If you’re feeling a little big adventurous, you may even want to mix them together until you find the combination you like the best.


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EGGNOG can be prepared with brandy, whiskey or rum, and each variety provides a different twist to each classic, sweet, holiday season cocktail. frankie prijatel senior staff photographer

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Banned The Federal Highway Administration has deemed the ‘I Love NY’ signs illegal. See page 8


Raising questions Donald Trump’s secretary of education appointment has left some with questions. See

Winter Break Keep up with any SU news that occurs between the fall and spring semester. See @dailyorange dec. 8, 2016 • PAG E 3

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Heating system explained By Jordan Muller staff writer

Syracuse community members took to Funk ‘n Waffles on Wednesday night for a fundraiser to support Syrian refugees who have resettled in the Syracuse area. Musical artists performed at the event, which also included a silent auction. colin davy staff photographer

Event helps resettled Syrian refugees in city By Kennedy Rose staff writer

Syracuse locals Susan Coleman and Maureen Jordan each befriended Syrian refugee families living in Syracuse over the summer and said they saw their struggle and wanted to help. “I see the need. I see the need and now’s the time, post-election, to reach out to our new Americans and help them out,” Jordan said. “It’s not just the money. It’s the awareness that comes with it too. Maybe people will say, ‘Oh, I have an old bed,’ or something like that.” So on Wednesday night at Funk ‘n Waffles, Coleman and Jordan

hosted a fundraiser to support Syrian refugees who have been resettled in the Syracuse area, called Syria’Cuse. Money from the benefit will go toward helping local refugee resettlement agencies and raising awareness for refugee resettlement in the area, Jordan said. Refugees need help learning English, learning to drive and understanding how to navigate the local area, Coleman added, saying there needs to be funding for refugee resources beyond state aid. Coleman said she hoped the event would raise $1,000. Ticket sales and a silent auction helped

to raise money, along with live entertainment. The silent auction featured various works of art and even gift cards to local restaurants. All the performers at the event played for free, with the band The Bog Brothers donating all of their proceeds from CD sales to the benefit. One musician, Steve Scuteri, said he was there to support Coleman’s cause and to bring some attention to the need for accepting refugees into the community. Other acts included The Nudes, Composition Be, Buddish and the Mike McKay Band. Coleman and Jordan were

introduced to a Syrian family in the area by Ynesse Abdul-Malak, part-time instructor of sociology at Syracuse University. AbdulMalak said she wants people to understand that refugees are just like citizens in the United States. They want their children to go to school and be helpful members of U.S. society, she said. But sometimes, Abdul-Malak said, refugees aren’t treated as well as citizens. The Syrian family Abdul-Malak knows has two daughters who wear hijabs and are stared at when they go out in public, Abdul-Malak said. “But when you sit down with them,

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A small group of students from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management on Wednesday evening asked questions and participated in discussion about the search for a new dean in the school’s Milton Room. The discussion was facilitated by national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller. The open forum came nearly three months after the removal of former dean Kenneth Kavajecz, who was arrested on a misdemeanor of patronizing a person for prostitution in the third degree in September. Kavajecz has a court appearance

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news to know Here is a round-up of the biggest news happening in the world right now. WORLD WRONG ATTACK The Iraqi army mistakenly bombed civilians in al-Qaim, an Islamic State-held city, in the continued campaign working to oust the radical group from country Wednesday. At least 52 civilians were killed in the airstrikes. source: al jazeera

Students participate in dean search discussion By Saniya More

Syracuse’s extreme winter weather will not be enough to stop student’s access to the University Place promenade, owing to a heating system installed beneath the new walkway. The system uses a heated fluid to melt snow that accumulates on the promenade, said Joseph Alfieri, director of Syracuse University’s Division of Campus Planning, Design and Construction. When snow builds up on the promenade, the heated fluid is run through a series of plastic tubes beneath the walkway. The heat generated by the fluid melts the snow creating a limited need for salting and shoveling. “This type of system is quite common,” Alfieri added in an email. Similar heating systems have been installed at the entrances to SU campus buildings, the Mount Olympus stairs, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus and Crouse Hospital. Repeated use of salt to clear snow on pathways not only damages exterior walkways, but also damages interior flooring, Alfieri said, adding that the

Dec. 15. S.P. Raj, a distinguished professor and chair in the marketing department, was named as interim dean in October. Gale Merseth, the vice president of the firm, said the search committee is aiming to select a new dean by the start of the next academic year. Merseth told attendees the dean search committee plans to draft a position profile that describes the college, as well as what qualities the future dean should possess to succeed at Whitman. Some students shared characteristics they specifically want to see in the next dean, including being approachable and involved with students, having the ability to

take the school to the next level in reputation and initiative and further building the alumni network. Merseth described current search committee meetings as “animated,” saying that students, faculty and staff at Whitman care about the college and its future. The search committee will be looking for experienced candidates and a desire to build on what he called the strong foundation of the Whitman school. “These meetings give us a very fine-grained feel of the place by meeting people here,” Merseth said after the forum. “We hear directly from the people who live and work here, what it’s like here, and what their hopes and aspira-

tions are for the Whitman school.” Some students expressed dissatisfaction with the small number of students that turned up at the discussion. Juwan Thompson, a junior entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises major, said he felt more students should have been in attendance for the 30-minute meeting. “I think the meeting itself was very productive and a lot of students had a lot of great questions. But at the same time, there were only nine of us in the room,” Thompson said. “I feel like it’s on the students to take initiative to come out and voice their opinions and experiences.”

SPREADING INACCURACY Pope Francis said in an interview that the spreading of fake news is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do.” He then continued on saying the media, by spreading disinformation and not educating the public, has committed a sin. source: reuters

U.S. POOR PERFORMANCE Internal Department of Veterans Affairs documents indicate that the lowest performing veterans medical centers are bunched together in Texas and Tennessee. Hospitals in Dallas and Nashville, for example, received one star out of five for performance as of June 30. source: usa today

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un fact: I wanted to be an Opinion columnist freshman year. I applied, but didn’t get it. Still, I asked the Op editor at the time, Erin Kelly, for feedback as to what I could do better. I wasn’t salty. I took the rejection in stride and wrote around Syracuse University’s campus until Alexa Díaz suggested that I should apply to write for Op. I don’t think she knew that I had been rejected for the Pop Culture position — #TBT — but it was worth the try. What was there to lose? I got hired as the Gender and Sexuality columnist, and cut my teeth writing about everything from asexuality to LGBTQ adoption to “Hotline Bling” to Playboy. I loved the process so much that I forged path into 744 Ostrom Ave. as the first Assistant Editorial Editor in a while. But what I didn’t know when I applied to Editorial Editor was that the intimidating faces would become family and that the nightly grind of The Daily Orange become a musical rhythm. In between pitching and cementing stories, combing through news budgets and peer institutions for Editorial Board ideas and designing Op pages, I forged friendships that will last a lifetime. Here’s me pouring one out digitally for the following. Haley, Taylor, Stacy, Satoshi: When I get into the house each day, I have to make my stop to see the group of who are always smiling and have something lovely to say. Thank you guys for adding a little sunshine to my life. Michael: Thanks for always indulging me in Drake discourse.

Chris: Thanks for never indulging me in

Drake discourse, but talking to me about every other worthy rapper. Shout out to a fellow magazine major. Tomer: Thanks for your kindness, your intuition and your endless support of Ariana Grande. Casey, Rachel, Kathryn: Thanks for the memes, thanks the for the memories and thank you for the venom. I also learned a lot about horses and musical theater, so thanks for that, too. Alexa Torrens: You’re going to do great in Op next semester. Thanks for being The D.O.’s Panera ambassador, being there when the columnists needed #developing and lending me moral support at Hot Topic. Jacob: Thanks for also fighting me about Drake, for wilding perpetually and causing a ruckus in the house — we need it. Lucy: Thank you for repping the DMV and letting me drop a line about BBC’s “Sherlock” every now and then. Emma: Thank you for slaying my life with all of your amazing outfits. Joanna: Thank you for regaling with tales of the Clinton campaign and the reasons you wear all black. Thank you for always encouraging me to do sushi, but for James Franco to do less. Thank you so much for all your sharp insight and passion that made working through election season more fun than anything. Rachel: Thanks for always keeping the tea hot. It’s always such a treat to wander into Web when Op’s pages are getting checked or when I need to post, and get all the latest goss. Maybe next semester we can sit and chat at a certain spot in Cafe Kubal and talk

about girls. Sara: Thank you for being a pure human being. Thank you for your wisdom, your sass, your kindness, for always turning up “Heathens” in the car, for being a pal as we tear through the women’s and gender studies department, and for fangirling with me when Matty Healy blessed this dusty campus. London won’t know what hit them next semester. Justin: Thank you for always being the voice of reason and sliding me that #InstitutionalMemory whenever I was looking for another angle for Edit Boards. I had a great time working with you and honing my

hard industry skills — like giving haircuts in Pulp. Alexa Díaz: Thank you so, so, so much. For everything. Thank you for being a great friend, for being so thoughtful and kind, and for giving me tough love when I needed it sophomore year. I can honestly say that you have shaped me as a human being and as a journalist and I wouldn’t be here, at The D.O. or at this point in my life and career, without you. I’m wishing everyone in the Fall 2016 lineup the best, in all that they endeavor to do. Keep killing it, keep shining and let me know when there’s a really good Pup Food one day so I can stick around after reads.


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Pipeline reroute only part of picture


verything was covered with frost and the air was so thick that Emily Pomeroy, a senior at State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry couldn’t see more than 30 to 50 feet in front of her. But this was just what they needed. The police would not be able to see the protestors from the ground, and the helicopters and small planes that flew over the camp 24 hours a day, every day, wouldn’t see them either. While construction workers packed up, protesters arrived to join those who had gathered on the side of the road. This was the Dakota Access Pipeline protest that Pomeroy experienced when she spent Thanksgiving break in Standing Rock. At the top of the easement, Pomeroy and the crowd held signs, sang and prayed. Arms linked, people continued to gather. Others tied banners to the construction vehicles with phrases like “Mni Wiconi,” “NO DAPL,” “Water is Life,” and “You can’t drink oil.” Other days weren’t so calm: Pomeroy saw police in full riot gear, helmets with face masks, bullet proof vests and carrying batons, giant canisters of pepper spray and some types of gun. With the success of the protesters’ efforts, their tenacity and strength has all but let up. An environmental win has been reached in Standing Rock: On Dec. 4 the Department of the Army announced that it would not be drilling through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and they will be seeking an alternative route for the $3.7 billion project. While the rerouting of the pipeline is a good thing, it’s not a complete victory for those at Standing Rock. The Dakota Access Pipeline will still be constructed and will continue to enforce our country’s dependence on fossil fuels. A bigger push needs to be made to move our energy toward renewable resources, and away from the oil and gas industry as a whole. At its core, this is a breach of human rights. By putting the pipeline through Standing Rock, the Army Corps of Engineers would have perpetuated the United States’ history of neglecting native people. The Dakota Access Pipeline was proposed to run roughly 1,172 miles from North Dakota to southern Illinois — right through Sioux burial grounds. While this sacred land is safe for now, there is still the News Editor Sara Swann Editorial Editor Caroline Colvin Sports Editor Paul Schwedelson Feature Editor Rachel Gilbert Presentation Director Clare Ramirez Photo Editor Jessica Sheldon Head Illustrator Emmy Gnat Copy Chief Kathryn Krawczyk Development Editor Alexa Torrens Digital Editor Jacob Gedetsis Social Media Director Benjamin Farr Video Editor Griffin Morrow Web Developer Shuai Wang Asst. News Editor Michael Burke Asst. News Editor Stacy Fernandez Asst. News Editor Satoshi Sugiyama Asst. Editorial Editor Joanna Orland Asst. Feature Editor Hanna Horvath Asst. Feature Editor Casey Russell Asst. Sports Editor Chris Libonati


BEING GREEN ISN’T JUST FOR PLANTS possibility of drinking water and irrigation systems pollution. Energy Transfer Partners reports that the pipeline will carry 470,000 barrels of crude oil daily, so wherever it is built, the potential for an environmental catastrophe is high. If there is a leak along the pipeline massive amounts of oil will be spilled into the watersheds and land that will have detrimental effects on the environment. The controversy and concern surrounding the DAPL brings to mind the Deepwater Horizon event of 2010. In just two months, a little more than 3.19 million barrels of oil had leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, reported by the Smithsonian Ocean Portal. Despite being so heavily regulated by the federal government and maintained to the proper safety standards, the oil rig still malfunctioned and caused a huge environmental and economic tragedy.

It really highlights the amount of corruption in our political system, and how strong the ties are between politicians and big business. Emily Pomeroy senior, state university of new york’s college of environmental science and forestry

Oil is a nonrenewable resource that releases large amounts of pollution into the atmosphere when it is used. As a country we need to move away from this fuel source and towards a cleaner form of energy production. The pipeline would have covered a very defined area in the Midwest, potentially causing damage through the heart of where the United States’ wheat and other crops are grown. South Dakota, where the bulk of the pipeline will be, accordAsst. Sports Editor Jon Mettus Asst. Photo Editor Jacob Greenfeld Asst. Photo Editor Ally Moreo Senior Design Editor Emma Comtois Senior Design Editor Lucy Naland Design Editor Ali Harford Design Editor Andy Mendes Design Editor Jordana Rubin Design Editor Rori Sachs Asst. Copy Editor Joe Bloss Asst. Copy Editor Alison Boghosian Asst. Copy Editor Matthew Gutierrez Asst. Copy Editor Haley Kim Asst. Copy Editor Tomer Langer Asst. Copy Editor Taylor Watson Asst. Video Editor Amanda Caffey Asst. Web Editor Rachel Sandler Asst. Web Editor Alex Archambault Asst. Web Editor Byron Tollefson Digital Design Editor Kiran Ramsey

ing to the Farmland Information Center there are 42,977,000 acres of farmland. This land requires immense amounts of water for irrigation and there’s a risk of that water getting contaminated with oil and again, gets to the heart of DAPL as a human rights issue.


The thousands of barrels of crude oil the DAPL is set to carry where it’s built, according to Energy Transfer Partners

Pomeroy’s biggest point about #NoDAPL, which she described more like a ceremony at times, was larger than just the concept of the pipeline. Protesters were fighting against bigger structures at work. “It really highlights the amount of corruption in our political system, and how strong the ties are between politicians and big businesses,” said Pomeroy. “Our government is currently putting the interests of private corporations above the rights and the safety of the American people. It is a civil rights issue, a human rights issue, an environmental issue.” The sanctity of the Sioux tribe is also a cause for concern: the land that they want to build through is sacred to them. There have been numerous attempts made for peaceful litigation between the Sioux and the construction company, but unfortunately it has turned into a warzone of peaceful protesters and violent opposition. This event at Standing Rock has further emphasized the U.S. government’s historical mistreatment of Native Americans. The treaties created with them in the past have been broken time and time again. The pipeline is perpetuating our need for crude oil and use of fossil fuels. Our energy should be coming from a less harmful and renewable resource to lessen our impact on the climate and provide a cleaner world for future generations. Although there was a win in North Dakota, we need to continue the fight toward a more environmentally conscious future.

Max Kaczor is a senior environmental studies major. His column appears weekly. He can be reached at

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SA should push fall success further in spring Student Association leadership has done a commendable job this semester of implementing initiatives that have been beneficial to students on campus and listening to students’ sentiments, especially recently with the #SanctuaryCampus movement. Mental Health Awareness Week, the implementation of the bike-share program and placement of menstrual products in bathrooms across campus are tangible demonstrations of how SA has improved students’ lives. But these initiatives need space to grow so they don’t fade when the next SA administration takes office next year. As we move into the spring semester, it is vital that SA President Eric Evangelista and Vice President Joyce LaLonde develop their initiatives so they resonate with the Syracuse University community for years to come. It is also important that they pick up on initiatives that previous SA President Aysha Seedat worked on and better communicate their progress to the SU community. Seedat vigilantly worked on bringing Uber to Syracuse and implementing a student athletic fee. But public discussion on SA’s effort to expand ride-sharing services to the city or install a student-athletic fee — which

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would charge a standard amount to students’ financial accounts for athletic events rather than charging for single events — has halted under Evangelista and LaLonde. It’s important to acknowledge that a change in leadership in SU Athletics may have impacted discussion between SA and SU Athletics about the fee. But SA should make an effort to get these conversations started up again. Evangelista and LaLonde should also have conversations about the lack of ride-sharing services in Syracuse, and how SA can work to bring those services to the city. To discontinue Seedat’s efforts toward this effect would not reflect well on them. Seedat also regularly sent emails to the SU community. As the primary representative of the undergraduate student body, Evangelista should follow her lead. It’s also important that Evangelista and LaLonde’s efforts remain relevant once they are out of office, as quick turnover in SA too often leads to initiatives dying. Heading into 2017, they should lay the groundwork for what their administration will be known for — a goal that can only be accomplished by building on their achievements so far and maintaining strong communication with the student body. Advertising Designer Conner Lee Advertising Designer Ting Peng Digital Advertising Manager Kalyn Des Jardin Social Media Manager Sarah Stewart Special Events Coordinator Taylor Sheehan Special Events Coordinator Linda Bamba Circulation Manager Charles Plumpton Student Circulation Manager Michael Rempter

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ometimes I think about what my life would be like without The Daily Orange. I’d sleep more often, eat better (or not, this is college after all) and be caught up on all my TV shows. But man would I be bored. Four semesters later, my time at The D.O. (for now) is over. Being news editor was something I’d been dreaming about since I first picked up The D.O. as a high school junior. Everyone told me this would be the hardest job ever. And they were right. But it was also the best. I know I’ll ultimately forget someone in my Duck or not find the right words to express myself, but thank you to everyone at The D.O. This has truly been the best thing that has ever happened to me. Mr. Rich: In your high school newspaper class is where I fell in love with journalism. You believed in my big dreams and always had great life advice to give. Thank you. Justin: What do I even say? You’ve been there since the beginning. You’ve been my peer adviser, my fellow assistant news editor, my news editor, my managing editor and my editor in chief. But most importantly you’ve been my friend for the past two and half years and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thinking about The D.O. without you there next year is weird and sad. You’re such a fixture. I know no matter what happens, everything will be OK because you’re always there. I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for me — the advice, the stories, the support, the friendship. Michael Burke: There’s no one else I’d rather hand the News section over to than you. You can be pretty ridiculous at times, but I know you’re going to do a great job as NE. Even though I’ll be across the pond, I’ll always be there if you need help/advice. Stacy: Over the past year and a half I’ve seen you grow so much as a journalist and I could not be more proud of you. I know you’re going to be wonderful in Pulp. Love, Editor Mom. Satoshi: I’ve never met anyone more determined and dedicated than you, Satoshi. You’re so reliable and hard-working, it’s been an absolute privilege to work with you. I can’t wait to see what sirens you chase and stories you uncover in the spring. Haley: I’m gonna miss talking about The 1975 and YA novels with you! You’re such a positive presence and I’ve loved working with you. Taylor: You’re a strong writer and have great ideas. I can’t wait to see what you do in the future at The D.O.! Go Steelers! Clare: Hey Clare, did you know I’m going to London?! Thanks for all the Starbucks trips, late night talks and perfect hugs. You’re pretty cool, I guess. By the way, do you want to ride shotgun? Jes: I wish we had become friends earlier in college because you’re so cool. Thanks for going shopping with me and being a #AerieRealGirl. Mara: I admire how strong and poised of a leader you are. Thank you for being a great EIC. Chloe: I’ve missed seeing your smiling face around the house. Thanks for your endless optimism. Jess: People say I remind them of you, and that’s one of the best compliments I’ve ever received. You were my first editor and very much an inspiration to me, then and now. Whenever I needed a push in the right direction, I read the news editor email you sent me, so thank you for that. Brett: Thanks for taking a chance on a freshman and hiring me two years ago. I learned a lot from you. Sam Blum: Thanks for believing in me. You’re the best. Rachel Gilbert: You’re so multi-talented and I’m super jealous of your baking skills.

Thank you for the wisdom, grandma. Paul: You’re such a hard worker, always #OnThatGrind. But please try to get some sleep next semester. Chris: One of my biggest regrets is never editing with you. You’re an incredible writer and I know you’re going to find success no matter what you do. Jon: If you can’t get a job somewhere, we’re all screwed. But seriously, you’re super talented and I wish I knew how to do half the stuff you do. Matthew: Never lose your ambition, it will take you far. Sam Fortier: You’re one of my favorite people at The D.O. so I’m sad I won’t see you for awhile. You’re an insanely good writer and overall fantastic person. Tomer: It feels like forever ago I was talking to you about The D.O. before you started working in-house. I still think it’s funny we lived in the same dorm freshman year and never met, but our dads randomly did. I’ll miss your dance moves, distinct laughter and self-deprecating humor while I’m abroad. You’re going to be an amazing sports editor. Brigid Kennedy: Of course life is cruel and we both had to go abroad in back-toback semesters. I miss you terribly and I can’t wait to see you again! Ali Harford: The Louise to my Tina, I am so glad you joined The D.O. because you fit right in! Keep that smile on your face, girl! Lucy: As your friend and peer adviser, I couldn’t be more proud of you and all you’ve accomplished at The D.O.! I am so excited for you to be PD and I can’t wait to see what @

DO_Visuals does under your leadership. Emma Comtois: You are so cool, Emma. I admire your chill vibe and lifestyle. You’re also super talented and are gonna do big things! Jacob Gedetsis: Even though the server sucked, you really took the website to new heights this semester. It’s clear how much you love The D.O. and how talented you are. I’ll let you know about all the great coffee shops in London. Kat: You are an inspiration to me. I’m sorry we couldn’t hang out more this semester. I love you with all my heart! Emma Fienga: Even though we won’t live together again in college, you’ll always be my roommate. Thanks for putting up with me being at The D.O. all the time. Thanks for all the random fun facts and Netflix nights. Thanks for going to Canada with me (twice). I promise we’ll hang out more often when I get back from London! Love ya, E-Sleazy! Alexa Diaz: You are a ray of sunshine. I can be having a bad day, but then I’ll see you and everything will be OK. I can come to you about anything and you’ll make it better with a hug and some magical solution I never considered. You are so talented and smart. Thank you for your help, kindness, vast use of emojis and hilarious budget jokes. Caroline: It’s hard to imagine not seeing you every day and talking about WGS classes, The 1975, Harry Potter, Ariana Grande, cats, etc. I’ll miss watching SNL with you and grabbing coffee before Head Eds. Thanks for putting up with me falling asleep sometimes when talking about edit board topics. Thanks for ranting with me

et merci d’avoir parlé français avec moi. Je t’aime mon petit ange brun! Alexa Torrens: Whether it’s at Panera, Taco Bell or Burger King, I’ve loved our DORTS (D.O. Real Talks™). I know I can talk to you about anything and you’ll understand completely. You know what I’ve been through as NE because you were there last semester, so you can relate to all of my frustration, insecurity and anxiety. Whenever you’re around it’s always a good time because you’re just such a great person. I’m going to miss you and your wild stories. Please try not to kill Rachel with your driving. Love ya, sis! Rachel Sandler: The Meme Queen. I don’t know how I’m gonna keep up on the latest gossip without you — not to mention all The D.O. dish. You always know what’s going on and I love our late night talks. You’re one of my best friends and it’s gonna be so weird not being able to talk to you every day. Who’s gonna take over the aux when we need to listen to a bop? I’m sad I won’t be around to see you kill it as digital editor. Love you, smol bean! Olivia and Shaye: Thanks for listening to me constantly talk about The D.O. when I’m home. I know I’m often too busy to talk or Skype during the school year, but I really do miss you two! Love you! Mom, Dad & Emily: I’m sorry I don’t call more often and you all worry over me so much. Thank you for the endless love and support with everything I do — it makes the distance and the long hours easier to handle. I love you as much as Emily loves eating ramen and watching BuzzFeed videos!

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every thursday in news @dailyorange dec. 8, 2016

FAR-OUT FASHION Rhode Island School of Design students create spacesuit

ANDRZEJ STEWART, the chief engineering officer on the Mars simulation mission that ended this past August, suits up in a spacesuit recently designed by students at the Rhode Island School of Design. courtesy of risd/jo sittenfeld By Kennedy Rose staff writer


tudents at the Rhode Island School of Design have teamed up with NASA to design a spacesuit for a future endeavor to Mars. The redesigned suit is significantly more flexible and weighs less than a standard spacesuit, said Sheyna Gifford, crew physician on the NASA HI-SEAS IV mission to a simulation of Mars. “It’s a complete redesign of the suit for a new environment, but it still has to provide the protection that the space suits did,” Gifford said. “It’s all the protection with extra features at two-thirds less weight.” The redesign is not actually a spacesuit. The suit is an analog suit that doesn’t seal a person in like an actual spacesuit does, Gifford said. Analog suits and spacesuits are similar in that they protect from radiation, low air pressure and freezing temperatures, but are different in their purposes. The analog suit is designed to feel like a real spacesuit on Mars for the people on simulated Mars, not trying to protect people from space, Gifford said. RISD’s analog suit is different from other analog suits in that it resembles the suit NASA is testing to send to Mars, rather than the standard Apollo space suit, with the round helmet and puffy arms that were made for the moon, Gifford said. The lightness and flexibility of the rede-

signed suit is necessary to complete a Mars mission, Gifford said. An astronaut would need to be able to lift and bend to climb rocks and hills and to be able to use tools, like shovels, with ease.

Wearing the analog suit, or the Mars suit, is like wearing a spaceship. You have to have all the tech, but you also have to have all the wearableness. Sheyna Gifford crew physician on the nasa hi-seas iv mission to a simulation of mars

“Wearing the analog suit, or the Mars suit, is like wearing a spaceship,” Gifford said. “You have to have all the tech, but you also have to have all the wearableness.” Instead of having a standard hard upper part and a soft lower part, the Mars suit has both a hard upper and lower part, said Gifford. A standard soft suit in current use can go in and out of the International Space Station as the wearer pleases. With this, the mobility the suit has in and out of the space station can bring in dust

and contaminants from Mars into the station and earthly contaminants onto Mars. The new design is made to be left in the airlock onboard the space station; it docks into the airlock and the wearer is able to leave through the back of the suit and enter the space station without tracking in any contaminants, Gifford said. RISD graduate students Erica Kim and Kasia Matlak worked on the suit. Kim is a dual major in industrial design and apparel design, which to Gifford made all the difference. “They were able to add the wearable aspect to the industrial design of the spacesuit,” Gifford said. This is not the first time RISD has worked with NASA. Gifford has done work on spacesuits since 1997, when she was a leader in her design class at the University of California, Berkeley in 1997. Gifford called herself “a catalyst” in the partnership with RISD and NASA. Students at RISD can even take an industrial design class where they can design a part of a Mars mission, Gifford said. Gifford has presided over the judging of the studentdesigned medical bays for a rocket going to Mars. The school participates is the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge every year, Gifford said. Designing the suit was simply an extension of the curriculum RISD students have already worked on, Gifford said.


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‘I Love NY’ signs illegal, federal highway agency says By Baylee Wright staff writer

The bright blue “I Love NY” signs that dot the highways and byways of New Yor state, advertising attractions throughout the state, were recently deemed illegal by a federal highway agency due to issues dating back five years. The Federal Highway Administration recently called the signs distracting. The FHWA has had issues with the signs since from page 1

syverud Some major donors were disappointed by the university and “a good number of those came back into the fold with Kent as chancellor,” said Jeff Kaplan, a former senior adviser to Syverud who retired last year. The Chancellor Search Committee foresaw his advanced role as a fundraiser. Fundraising experience was something discussed within the committee, members said, and the question was posed to Syverud in an interview. Syverud told the committee that he likes fundraising and is good at it, said Deborah Pellow, a member of the committee. Syverud is a former law school dean at Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis. Pellow, a professor of anthropology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, added that Syverud had taken the time to research members of the committee, which she assessed as a good trait for his fundraising skills. “We were looking at fundraising. We were looking at plans for the university in terms of academics and in terms of preparing students for professional opportunities. Fundraising was just one of the aspects that came into play when we were considering Chancellor Syverud,” another member of the search committee said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they felt they weren’t authorized to speak on the subject. The first couple years of a chancellor’s tenure are important to get acclimated with

2011 said Neil Gaffney, a public affairs official for the FHWA, in an email. The signs inform drivers of rest areas and local attractions along the road. The FHWA announced the ban at the end of last month. “We have been clear with the New York state Department of Transportation that its tourism-related signs are out of compliance with Federal law and create a safety concern,” Gaffney said. “The signs do not conform to the federal standards outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.”

The federal standards are designed to help drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists move safely with minimal distraction, Gaffney said. According to the NYSDOT website, the “I Love NY” sign program is designed to “assist the traveling public, while maintaining the safe and efficient flow of traffic on the State’s highway.” The NYSDOT could not be reached for comment. The NYSDOT will most likely face penal-

ties if it continues to put the signs up despite the FWHA’s warnings, Gaffney said. The penalties could include the withholding of federal approval for different projects or the withholding of highway funding, he said. Gaffney added that Greg Nadeau, FHWA administrator, will meet with NYSDOT Commissioner Matt Driscoll this month in Washington, D.C., to discuss plans to bring the state in to comply with the standard.

a university, rather than do significant fundraising, officials said. “You need the first year or two at a school to really get to know the school and the internal operations. I know he was involved (in my year and a half) in fundraising, but it was not to the extent that it needs to be or should be after somebody has their orientation phase is complete,” said Kaplan, the former senior adviser. The first few years are usually spent developing relationships with potential donors, said Linda Durant, the Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Widener University and a former chair with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Into about the third year of a tenure, though, is where chancellors are expected to do more fundraising. “When it comes down to it, donors want the president. That’s who they want in the room and that’s who they expect,” Durant said. Members of the Board of Trustees and administrators close to Syverud praised his fundraising ability. “He goes out of his way to make you feel welcomed and that’s not something a lot of presidents do, and it makes people want to continue giving to the university,” a member of the Board of Trustees said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because trustees are not authorized to speak to the press about university initiatives. “He was universally praised by the alumni board, they said they hadn’t been given legitimacy until he got here.” A draft of the Campus Framework, the

Fast Forward component most in need of outside funding, was released in June. Only a few of the major aspects of the plan have seen some form of implementation, with a new draft due out in January. As the university is moving into the implementation stage for the Framework, however, it’s doing so with the issuance of bonds to fund infrastructure projects as the majority of its outstanding long-term debt as of June 30, 2015, a year before the initial Framework draft was released, according to an internal 2015 financial report. There has been some progress in securing donations for the Framework. The university announced in early October a $1 million naming donation for the University

Place promenade, the first completed major Framework project, to be called The Einhorn Family Walk. Other projects, including “The Arch” and the National Veterans Resource Complex, have received outside funding, but much is left to raise. SU has plans to put more than $200 million in upgrades into the Carrier Dome, but final renovation decisions are dependent on the financing as well, Syverud said. “The Framework is a vision for what we would do and would like to do to have the campus work well and consistent with our academic plan,” Syverud said. “How we get the funding is partly a function of coming up with a vision that inspires donors and others to fund it.” | @jmattingly306

CLOSER LOOK The different amounts of money associated with Syracuse University’s Fast Forward initiative



Amount Chancellor Kent Syverud’s efforts in fundraising have secured in state money for different initiatives in central New York.

Fundraising goal for a recent Northwestern University fundraiser spearheaded by Matt Ter Molen, who Syverud has hired as SU’s chief advancement officer.

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between Colvin and Spencer streets. The new viaduct, according to the NYSDOT, would include four 12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot-wide shoulders. Some curves would also be straightened out. Almond Street would be reconstructed and amenities to the street would be explored. If the community grid is pursued, the existing viaduct will be demolished and traffic will be rerouted around the city on Interstate 481, which would become I-81. Almond Street would become a surface street. Cilento said he has “been getting a sentiment that it’s about a 50-50 split” among members of the public who have come to community meetings and are considering the two options. “Some of them say keep the existing viaduct, because it generally works and ... if we go changing the traffic patterns, you don’t know ultimately where all the traffic is going to wind up,” he said. “... But then others see the community grid as a way to preserve buildings downtown and a way to disperse traffic in a way that hasn’t been seen in a number of years.” Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud said in an interview with The Daily Orange this fall that his main concern is for the improvement of accessibility to the campus. He said either option could work to accomplish that, “but not if there’s a chokepoint of access at Harrison and (East) Adams streets that is somewhat of a nightmare currently.” Syverud added that, regardless of which option is chosen, he would like to see an enhanced connection among SU’s neighborhood and the downtown neighborhood. “So I can live with either option but I want either one to have elements that improve access

to campus and improve connections,” he said. Included in both of those options is a “missing link” feature of the viaduct project, which consists of connecting I-690 west to I-81 north with a new set of ramps. A resolution was unanimously approved at Monday’s Common Council meeting calling on New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to direct the NYSDOT to rethink that part of the plan. Councilor Joseph Nicoletti said the missing link feature has the potential to serve as a divider on the north side and Councilor Joseph Carni said it could potentially “destroy everything that’s been done” to improve that area of the city. “I truly hope that the DOT comes back, looks at this and presents us with options without (the missing link),” Carni said at the meeting. Gary Holmes, director of the communications office for the NYSDOT, said in a statement that the NYSDOT is “committed to analyze” the missing link feature moving forward. “While that analysis will not be included as part of the draft environmental impact statement, there will be open dialogue … on the transportation solutions in the area before the final version of the environmental impact statement,” he said. After the draft environmental impact statement is made available in January, there will be follow-up public hearings that will give community members additional opportunities to submit feedback. Based on that feedback and further analysis of the social, environmental and economic impacts of the options, a decision will be made by the NYSDOT, Cilento said. “Sometime after that, when money becomes available, construction will begin,” he added. | @michaelburke47

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senate supporting refugees entering the United States and “those who rightfully fear an increase in discrimination on the basis of their race, gender, socio-economic status, religion and sexuality,” according to documents from the Senate. Syverud signed a letter expressing SU’s support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA, which permits undocumented students who entered the U.S. as minors to receive renewable deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. On Wednesday afternoon, Syverud sent an email to the university community to address his support for the creation of a sanctuary campus but also acknowledge that SU “simply cannot ignore federal laws” if a Donald Trump administration cracks down on undocumented students.

“However, it is our policy not to share student information, like academic records, medical history or immigration status, unless required by law,” Syverud wrote in the email. Senate members debated whether to acknowledge the results of the election in its address of support for the students. An amendment was made to explicitly state the Senate’s support for the petition without acknowledgment of the election.

Free speech

Syverud discussed progress on review of SU’s three speech policies, which focus on information and technology, campus posting and anti-harassment. Syverud said the campus posting policy is not yet ready for implementation and suggested the policy go back to the Senate for additional review. He said he hopes the other policies will be implemented in January.

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they’re just like any one of us,” she said. “The fact that they’ve had to leave their country to come here to start a new life is so hard,” Abdul-Malak added. “The language barrier, economically, it’s so hard. So I’m here to help Susan help these refugees, especially the ones who’ve come from Syria.” A manager at Funk ‘n Waffles offered Coleman the space for the event since she has frequented the establishment, Jordan said. Joelynn Frascatore, an employee at Funk ‘n Waffles, said she’d seen several charity events such as Syria’Cuse done at the venue before. “I think it’s a great effort by a lot of local musicians that are coming together and doing this for free for a very important

use of similar heating systems at the entrances of buildings around the campus has already reduced the overall cost of floor maintenance. “Avoiding damage caused by salt in the building has saved Recreation Services treadmills, and will increase the life of the terrazzo floors at Dineen Hall,” Alfieri said. Alfieri said maintaining the heating system will be cost-efficient because the system is only comprised of two parts: a fluid pump and a heat exchanger. These parts have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, Alfieri added. Aside from reduced maintenance costs, Alfieri said the additional safety aspect of the new heating system warranted the system’s installation. “With a heating system that is always on we can be assured that snow and ice are clear and people are safe,” Alfieri said.



cause,” Frascatore said. “I’m really proud to work in a space that’s helping people.”

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Award season

Midnight snack

Music columnist Emera Riley makes her predictions for the 2016 Grammy winners. See


Orange After Dark holds its last event of the semester with pancakes and massages. See

Soccer mom An area mom shares her fears for Trump’s presidency with election humor columnist Josh Feinblatt. See @dailyorange dec. 8, 2016

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Man behind the legacy



1. DAVID RUBIN taught at least one class each semester as dean. It was a way to stay connected to students. austin wallace contributing photographer 2. Colleagues credit Rubin for creating a familial culture within the school, its students, faculty, staff and administrators. ally moreo asst. photo editor 3. Rubin taught at New York University and wrote magazine articles before spearheading Newhouse. austin wallace contributing photographer

David Rubin retires after 28 years shaping Newhouse By Alison Boghosian asst. copy editor


avid Rubin often goes into New York City to meet with media mogul Donald Newhouse, a man worth $10.8 billion. Both fans of the opera, together they go to the Metropolitan Opera for a show, or to dinner to talk about politics and the media industry. Rubin’s retirement at the end of the semester will end his 28-year teaching career at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. This includes a 19-year tenure as dean, during which the infrastructure of the school was transformed. He orchestrated the expansion of faculty and services for students and has developed a crucial friendship with Donald Newhouse, helping propel the communications school to become one of the best in the country. Rubin sat at his desk reflecting, piano music floating softly around the room. He concluded that he never planned for any

of the directions life has taken him in. “The only decision, actually, in my entire career that I planned out was retiring,” he said with a smile. After moving from the city, his family settled in a suburb on the East Side of Cleveland, where Rubin received a good public education and an acceptance to Columbia University for his undergraduate degree. While in school he took on the role of the voice of Columbia sports, broadcasting football, basketball and baseball games. He considered going into the media as he approached graduation. But his draft number was called, and he faced in a decision — fight in the Vietnam War or continue his education. He chose to accept a fellowship at Stanford University through the U.S. Department of Defense to study communications, which would allow him a deferment. After Stanford, he once again abandoned thoughts of working in the media as he accepted a faculty position at New York University. see rubin page 16

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ecisions. Little choices that ultimately either remain as insignificant as they were when they were first posed or grow into something new — blossoming in directions previously unfathomable. Up, down, left, right, good, bad, ugly, and beautiful. Applying to be a Sex and Health columnist at The Daily Orange was a simple decision I made the summer before my sophomore year. I liked writing and I liked being healthy. It was almost too black and white — this choice was one that required little serious deliberation. And I got the position — thank you, Jacob Gedetsis. For anyone who has spent a small amount of personal time with me, you could probably vouch for the fact I am easily excited and to say I was ecstatic to get this position would be an understatement. I vividly remember dancing around the house, screaming about how I would be writing a column for the one and only D.O. And then Jacob struck again. I was on a walk with my family when he called. I think I might have told him I would call him back when we got home because it was such a beautiful summer evening and because my dog required a double handgrip on his leash — part mastiff, big dude, I digress. Jacob offered me another position, a copy editing position (which I would later find out he did without consulting those who he was supposed to but eh, why stress over details.) Without even being too sure of what a copy editor did, I eagerly accepted. I. Was. So. Excited. My small decision to apply to write about being healthy was suddenly morphing into something much larger and I was thrilled. That first semester was hilarious and insightful. I wrote a column about blowjobs. A column that is still brought up each and every time I go home for breaks by my entire family. I realized halfway through the semester we were eating “pup” food, not “pulp” food, an honest mistake. I determined sending emotional emails is never (seriously never) a good call — let it sit for 24 hours, trust me on this. I developed a new nickname. One which I couldn’t figure out how I felt about for a while but ultimately grew fond of — Archie. I became aware I talk too loud after 10 p.m. I understood how much love people put into a newspaper or anything they are dedicated to and care deeply about. I learned to get annoyed at the use of the words “unique” and “passionate” in stories. And I met a lot of people. People who frankly, scared the sh*t out of me. That sounds pretty brutal and I promise they no longer scare me but seriously… These people are some of the best writers/designers/photographers I have ever encountered and they are confident about it. They also work their butts off (let me assure you that you don’t know hard work until you have met some of these kids who grind until 3:30 a.m. at The D.O. and then wake up for their 8 a.m. classes.) Confidence, hard-work and a little bit of talent, all factors of success and all things I would love to have. I need to thank these people, each and every person who has sat in that house when I have — you have all somehow shaped me, whether you are aware of it or completely oblivious. You guys have taught me endless invaluable information and life skills— things I dare say could not be obtained in any classroom. And for this, I will always be grateful. Tomer: You are one of those kids who will make anyone happy any day of the week because despite that dry sense of humor, you are very endearing.

Chris Libonati: Your drive is unmatched

and I genuinely enjoy our conversations. Schwed: Remember that time we went on a date to eat noodles in Philly? You got sick after but it still made my day. Jon Mettus: That sense of humor, kid. You make me laugh. Emma: Can I have your wardrobe? Satoshi: There aren’t many people who can make me smile just by walking in the room, but you do. Caroline Colvin: I would kill for your confidence. Also, you make people feel like you’re their good friend even when you just meet them — it’s amazing. Kiran: Can you find a more kind-yet-talented girl out there? Probably not. Sam Fortier: You’re a whack but I miss you a ton and a half, guess that means something, who knows though. Sara Swann: What an amazing person you are. (Also, how incredibly excited for London are you?) Rachel Sandler: We lived through the horrors of Booth 2 together… but in all seriousness, you’re going places kid. Byron: You made me laugh, you made me

laugh a lot. Burke: You know how I feel about your stories but I also feel so lucky to have you as a friend. (This was sappier than intended.) Justin: I am still unsure how a human being can be so utterly talented but still so incredibly kind and down to earth. Your parents are the real MVPs. Alexa Díaz: You are the definition of a beautiful soul. Everyone knows this. Ben: Sorry I let you down sometimes, but I still enjoyed all of our conversations in the web room. You are such an easy person to get along with. Torrens: You’re a bad a$$ woman boss and share the best memes on Facebook. Jacob: You got me in the door and you’re always listening which is a beautiful quality. (Oh, and you and Lucy are such a power couple — you know I love love.) Kathryn: You listen to the best music in the house (besides maybe Joe Bloss) and don’t get angry about the fact that to this day I struggle with your last name — blessed. Lizzie: You made everything okay even when I felt like it wasn’t. I couldn’t have done the whole assistant thing without you.

Rachel Gilbert: My foreign pal, what

a human being you are. I hope we remain friends for a long, long time. Alex Erdekian: You are one of my closest friends in college even though you’re the reason I was “Archie.” I love your little self to pieces. Of course there have been ups and downs, there almost always are, but regardless, I will never look down on my decision to apply to be a Sex and Health columnist a year and a half ago. The experience that grew out of that small decision is one I would have never dreamed up and one I absolutely would not trade. Over that time, I sprouted confidence, I learned to back my work but know when to be flexible, I realized where I want my writing to go and I made friends. Friends who I know, will support me, my writing and whatever else I decide to do with my life through it all. Because I know I will always look out for their work, observe how they are changing the world and support them fully. That’s what you do for family. Thank you, 744. Quack. Quack. Archie out.

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calendar every thursday in p u l p @dailyorange dec. 8, 2016

The Syracuse Fashion Gallery collects donated clothing and upcycles it into new creations. The five-person organization uses natural fabrics and will host sewing classes on Saturday at its Sustainable Fashion Soiree. jessica sheldon photo editor

FASHION FRIENDLY Syracuse Fashion Gallery hosts soiree sewing class for students By Divya Murthy staff writer


very time she would visit a thrift store, Barbara Peterson would look for items with price tags still intact. Labels like Ralph Lauren caught her eye and she would instantly pick those items up, along with a size 1X pair of denim jeans on her way out. But her thrift store purchases would not end up in her closet — they went straight to her sewing machine. Peterson began upcycling and repurposing several of her thrift store purchases a few years ago, converting the fabric into purses and attaching labels to them. And people loved it, she said. Her upcycled creations were selling for more than $200, and the money helped keep her studio afloat. “It’s so huge now, you wouldn’t believe,” Peterson said. Her success encouraged her to take her upcycling to the next level, and passion for her sustainable fashion solidified into events like the Sustainable Fashion Soiree. The Syracuse Fashion Gallery, a group of five people including Peterson, is hosting the Sustainable Fashion Soiree on Saturday to take in donations of used clothes that can be repurposed and turned into beautiful new garmets. Donators are welcome to drop by the Sustainable Fashion Soiree and give away their clothes to the gallery. From there, the clothes will be repurposed. The soiree will also double as a holiday party, with cookies, apple cider and a chance for visitors to meet the instructors. The gallery has some specifications for the clothes and fabrics that can be donated. 100 percent cotton and natural fabrics are preferred. Cotton is easier to control and work with, as is rayon, linen, batiks and hemp fabric — anything that comes from the earth, Peterson said. It won’t just be the Peterson and her colleagues participating in upcycling this time. Students will also be there. The gallery hopes to conduct sewing classes for students to learn about upcycling the donated fabrics. To make these classes, which will begin in January, a success, the gallery has hired a new instructor. “The kids who do register (for the classes) can just come and have a good time, and don’t have to worry about paying for anything,” Peterson said. Learning to sew can be expensive, Peterson explained, and that’s where the soiree can help. “You gotta have your own machine and buy the fabric,” Peterson said about ordinary sewing classes. “You’re spending a good penny

just to take a $15 class.” With donations from the public, students will have material to start their work rather than having to buy their own. Some students at Syracuse University agree about the sewing classes being enterprising and beneficial in the long term. “If you teach them to sew and if the fabrics are cheaper (for the students), they’ll be able to have more clothes in the future, and not just like a shirt,” Andie Simon, a sophomore nutrition science major, said. Peterson herself first developed her love of sewing during her former job as a National Grid employee. She was one of the people “coming to shut your meter off” if electricity bills had been left unpaid. Meeting people on the job who couldn’t pay their bills changed her, she said. “These people weren’t getting their meters shut off because they were taking trips to the Bahamas,” she said. “They just didn’t have the money.” After her retirement from National Grid, Peterson pursued patternmaking, which she was inspired to develop further when she met her daughter’s fashion design instructor, Laurel Morton. Morton has been a part-time instructor in the fashion design program in the School of Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts since 1997. Morton often talks about sustainable designs, organic cottons and fibers and ways of upcycling in her classes, which included a sustainable fashion course called “Youth and Fashion: Recycle, Restyle and Rethink.” She believes the future for designing sustainably must get brighter. Several materials used in fashion are non-biodegradable and could later cause chemical problems, she said. “We are digging ourselves holes we have to climb out of and mountains that we have to manage,” Morton said. Peterson sets high standards for the fabrics she buys; she gets her batiks from a family in India and some materials shipped from Africa as well. Beyond merely getting the best material, Peterson gets her fabrics from these sources to support small business and artisans. “I look at all these large companies and they’re paying people pennies,” she said. “I like to know that the money is going directly to the people who are making the fabrics.” Peterson believes God blesses those who work with their hands, and that’s why sewing clicked for her, she said. Creating fresh products out of the old and giving back to the community is a big reason behind Peterson’s efforts to make fashion more sustainable and give students a chance to work with their hands. “My middle name is ‘Flaxina,’ which means ‘linen’,” she said. “I was supposed to do this, I think.”


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Professor and course evaluations don’t actually matter anyway


he website for the teaching & course evaluations for the fall semester is now open. It is very important that we receive your feedback. Your feedback is completely anonymous and the results are not used for anything. Like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” — in these courses everything is made up and your feedback doesn’t matter. Please complete the online teaching evaluations for the courses you are enrolled in this semester below: My class standing: How many of these things have I filled out already for classes that meant nothing to me? My overall GPA is: Not the only thing that I thought would be better in college. My estimate for my grade in the course is approximately: Complete proof that grades from page 13

rubin While teaching at NYU, Rubin started volunteering with the American Civil Liberties Union, helping create policies on first amendment issues. His committee had to think through things like obscenity regulation, child pornography and libel. This sparked a passionate advocacy for freedom of speech and press that Rubin would carry with him from then on. “I quickly began to realize that without the first amendment, without the freedom of expression, democracy cannot work,” he said. In the city, his love for the arts frequently brought him to Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera, inspiring him to start writing about the music business. An editor at Harper’s Magazine reached out to him in the early 1980s about doing a piece annotating a Carnegie Hall ticket and analyzing the economics of classical music concerts. “That led other magazines to realize I was the guy who could write about this


mean nothing. This course is: A constant test of willpower. Will I skip? Will I show up and regret it? Please indicate your level of agreement or disagreement with each statement: The instructor did not disappoint you as much as other professors have: Agree The instructor challenged you either academically or emotionally: Agree So it sounds like it’s really your fault for not learning as much as you thought you would: Disagree No, you’re wrong. obscure subject of the music business, and so I got a lot of assignments,” Rubin said. He found that many people in the industry shared a common pent-up frustration with the way music business worked. They wanted to have their thoughts published. One particular interview with an artist’s manager, lasting for nine hours, turned into an 8,000word piece titled “All the Maestro’s Men.” “The reason they named it ‘All the Maestro’s Men’ was because it turns out that the fulcrum of the music business hangs on conductors, and ‘maestro’ is the Italian word for a conductor, the leader, the master,” he said. He didn’t know it yet, but soon Rubin would become the maestro for the Newhouse school. Rubin didn’t seek out the deanship at Syracuse University — instead, he was recruited by the Newhouse search committee. After he visited the school and met some of its students, he decided to take the job. When he arrived at Newhouse, he encountered enthusiastic students, a dedicated faculty and prestigious alumni. He

Readings for this course were tangentially relevant to what you thought you were signing up for and did not help in gaining any semblance of marketable skills: Agree Readings for this course were the cause of at least one breakdown early in the semester before you just stopped doing them completely: Agree Exams were graded “fairly”: Wait, why are you using quotation marks? Only agree or disagree, please: But I’m confused — do you know something I don’t know? Of course I do. I’m the course evaluation database. I get to hear all of the students’ complaints. Well, at least the 20 percent of students that actually fill these out. And then I get to just sit with their problems, their valid and invalid complaints. I have the power of knowing the dissatisfaction that the general masses have with

the $60,000 they are paying per year without any changes being made. You sound like a cynical higher education version of “Smart House.” I can’t believe they would do nothing about our feedback, year in and year out. They care about their students. You still don’t know how to manage your money, cook chicken or negotiate a salary, on the off chance you have the opportunity to be employed post-grad. Agree.

also found a school that had essentially no infrastructure in place. Only one staff member, Rosanna Grassi, was holding the school together administratively, and there was no alumni outreach or development center for students. “In a way that was good, because then it meant that I didn’t have to undo anything,” Rubin reflected. “Because there was nothing to undo, I could just start.” He did this with one mantra in mind: everything is about the students. A center for career development was created, an effort Rubin cared so deeply for that the center is now named for him, Grassi said. She recalled when Rubin created a committee of faculty called “the kitchen cabinet” because they met in his kitchen on Saturday’s to discuss the direction and needs of the school. “He took an interest in us in ways that made us feel very much a part of the school and I think that was a kind of a unifying factor,” Grassi said. Using the support and guidance of his faculty, Rubin immersed himself into additions to the school: alumni relations and fundraising operations, diversity efforts, an advisory board and, the most physically visible of his accomplishments, the construction of Newhouse 3. One of the most difficult challenges, Rubin said, was thinking about how to navigate the digital disruption of the 1990s and 2000s, a movement he described as a “revolution” of technology. He realized new equipment and new labs were needed for students to be able to leave Newhouse with the skills they would need, and he knew another building would be necessary to accommodate it. So the school made the case to Donald Newhouse, who Rubin had been fostering a relationship with since he arrived as dean. “The way the Newhouses work is they don’t believe in paper, they don’t want written requests, they don’t want a lot of reports — they don’t want any reports,” Rubin explained. “They watch you — as they watched me — and when they trust

you, when they think you know what you’re doing, that’s what matters to them.” Donald and his brother Si were pleased with the direction Rubin had been taking things and agreed the school needed a new building. The Newhouses donated $15 million to help construct Newhouse 3. Also aiding Rubin through this addition was his assistant Susan Nash, one of the few administrative staffers already working at the school before he arrived. Nash described Rubin as a remarkable mentor and coach, who encouraged her to be instrumental in the construction of the new building. “I think it’s a rare boss that understands that if they have somebody good, it’s the wiser path to help them grow,” she said. Along with helping foster his staff professionally, Nash said, Rubin welcomed them into his life on a personal level too. He and his wife would host barbecues in their backyard and invite the staff and all their families. When a staff member’s father passed away, Rubin drove to Rochester to go to the calling hours. When another faculty member was sick in the hospital, he took the time to send a book he knew they’d enjoy. “He helped build the culture of a family,” Nash said. Rubin also saw a connection with the students of Newhouse as very important. It was by no means an obligation, Rosanna Grassi said, but a desire he had to interact with students on a personal level. So Rubin chose to teach courses of 50-70 students every semester he was dean. He continuously repeats that all that matters is what happens in the classroom. “He chose to stay close to the students,” Grassi said. So as the notes of Pomp and Circumstance fill the air at graduation every year, Rubin watches students cross the stage knowing he has taught just about a third of them. And he wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Patty Terhune is a senior policy studies and television, radio and film dual major. She is a huge fan of filling out feedback surveys and will always sometimes stalk through the “Class of 2017” Facebook group and fill out surveys for people’s classes. Follow her on Twitter @pattyterhune or reach her at


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ack in late July of 2014, I took Jon Mettus up on his suggestion of emailing Jesse Dougherty to write for sports at The Daily Orange. In the twoplus years since, I’ve found that a lot of the lessons I learned early on trying to get in have been the most important. By about the third email, Jesse emailed me back, “The road up isn’t necessarily easy and it takes a lot of commitment. But you get back what you put in.” I’d be lying if I said everything was smooth from then until now, but I’m glad I gave everything I had to this place. Mom and Dad: To be honest, I’m not sure you’ll read this, and that’s OK. I love you both very much. We’ve had a rough go as of late, but it’ll get better because it always does. Thanks for sacrificing a lot to help me do things I never really thought would be possible. It means so much, and this is all for you guys. Marisa and Alyssa: Both of you are so, so talented, and I hope you understand that. I know I’m hard on both you, but it’s only because I know both of you can do so well. Klinger: You read my first story and that means a lot. Honestly, you probably cut more words than you kept, but it made me value the importance of a word. Phil: Thanks for reading nearly every story I wrote during my first semester at The D.O. I owe a lot to you and that first staff. Stephen: Thanks for setting a good example for us on football. I learned a lot from you and the way you operate these last few months. Jesse: In the two years we worked at The D.O. together, you gave me a lot of your time, and I really appreciate that. Time is the

biggest commodity, and it meant a lot that someone who was clearly talented would take time out to read such awful stories. Sam Blum: Thanks for hiring me and bringing me into this place. Schwed: Burn the b… (fell asleep writing this) Connor: You’re potentially the most laid back person I’ve ever met, and I appreciate that for a lot of reasons. Thanks for being a good voice in my ear when I needed to make decisions. Clare: I know you didn’t appreciate the teasing, but it was really only meant to be friendly. I would say this is a pseudogoodbye, but I know I’ll be able to hear you from wherever I am. I couldn’t thank you for being a good friend without at least one good shot. Jes: Despite not being able to help Jon and I with driving or spelling, I’m glad we’ve traveled so many places together. You’re unbelievably talented as a photographer and guidecover maker, and I hope you understand that. Justin: You owe me because I helped you out with your first A1. Totally kidding. Honestly, I probably owe you. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, and I think this place needed you as EIC. You’ve been great to work for and I appreciate that so much. Alexa Díaz: Thanks for kicking my ass into applying for internships. I’ve met few people who are nicer, and I appreciate you infusing me with a little bit more confidence. Mara: Thank you for helping me out at Battle. I would say that I’d like to reciprocate, but I really hope I don’t have to. Also, thanks for helping to hire me. Chloe: I’m sorry, for like the 100th time. Thanks for being talented and forgiving.

Brett: Again, I’m really sorry. Thanks for

editing a lot of those news stories I wrote early on — I’m sure they were hot trash — and still helping hire me after that. Matthew Gutierrez: Guti, you’re going to be really, really good when you figure all this stuff out. You’re still so young and it has been great to see you trying things. Jacob Gedetsis: I’m glad we’ve gotten closer this year. You’re going to be great, and I think you know that. You’ve built web up even more, and it’s been really great to see. I’m sure we’ll get to work together on some project-type stuff next semester, and I’m really excited to. Burke: I feel like it was just a little while ago when you were one of the younger guys on the sports staff. I’m glad with the way everything turned out, though, because you’ve really developed into a talented journalist. More important than that, you’ve been a great friend to have around here. Here’s to a few rounds at Chuck’s when you can legally go. Lucy: You’re one of the single most talented people I’ve worked with, and you’re also one of the humblest. From the time you started here until now, you’ve always stepped your game up and impressed the staff. I’ve always seen a little bit of me in you personalitywise, so I’ve always over-complimented, but you deserved each one. Emma: There always has to be somebody to talk sh*t with, and that’s a valuable role to play. You’re super talented, and I can’t wait to see what you do. You really do have a oneof-a-kind personality, and I mean that in the best way. Don’t change. Kiran: I always came down to web because you and Rachel were so awesome to talk to. I

hope you understand just how talented you are. You were truly the most overlooked/ underappreciated person on staff this year. Rachel Sandler: Web is in good hands. Thanks for all those talks in the web room that got me out of sports for a little bit (OK, a long time). Sam Fortier: Super, super proud of you. You’re turning into exactly what I thought you could be, and I’m really happy for you. Keep grinding, kid. Tomer Langer: Man, I’m just so proud of the way you’re developing. It’s been incredible to watch your rise through the section because you’ve just been a grinder for us. You’re going to blow everyone out of the water. I’m always here if you need me. Professor Gallagher: People always say to find good mentors, and I’m glad I was able to find one in you. When I registered for COM 117, another student told me I should switch out because you were a “tough professor.” I’m really glad I didn’t. Some of The D.O.’s best (writers and designers) have gone through your classes, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Thanks for always lending an ear. Jon: You know everything I could put here. I’m glad we lived together for two years. In a lot of ways, going out together on the football beat made so much sense with the way we came into the sports section. This year, other than all the goals I set for myself, my biggest was to make sure you realize how good you are/can be at this. I hope that happened. You know things haven’t exactly gone smooth for me, so I’ve always appreciated you being there for me. It’s been a hell of a ride, brother.

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hree years ago, I applied to work at The Daily Orange as a sports and news copy editor even though I had only written one story. Obviously, I didn’t get either position, but somehow I was hired as a design editor when I had no idea what I was doing. During my first semester, I said I’d combine the positions of Editor in Chief, sports editor and presentation director. Nobody was smart enough to let me do that, but I’ve had a hand in producing content for every section since then. After more than 440 bylines, thousands of miles driven and who knows how many hours in this house, I’d call my time here a success. Lizzie: You gave me my first shot here and I’ll never really understand why. Thank you. You took a freshman who just wanted to be in sports and turned him into a capable designer. You held my hand through a slow learning process, which included being at The D.O. until past 5 a.m. one of my first nights. Even if you wouldn’t say it, I could always tell my your facial expressions when you didn’t like my designs. Bailey: You were the one to really open up the sports office to me and let me into the family. I don’t know if it was my sarcastic sense of humor or what that turned me into your favorite designer at the time, but when you said that I knew I made the right choice. I think your worst decision as sports editor was asking me to write Campout Chronicles. Sorry we never got to switch positions for a day. Jesse: During our first read together you said you got “blue balled” by my story because it didn’t have an ending. It was weird to hear, but the ensuing explanation made me realize you really cared. You taught me what a nut graf, kicker and lede are. I was lucky to have someone like you to mold me as a writer and to look up to. You gave me a chance on cross country. I’d like to think I’ve done pretty well since then. Let’s talk analytics some time. Chris: I brought you into this world. Remember that I can take you out. I suggested you write for The D.O. since I was already on staff and recommended you to cover that first field hockey game. After one Sunday meeting, Jesse asked me if you would do well on volleyball. I wasn’t completely sure, but I said yes. You’re welcome. I don’t know how we survived the drive to and from Kansas City or living together for two years. Housing probably knew we couldn’t handle a third. You irritate me more than anyone else at this place and I argue with you the most. You also gave me the motivation I needed to be better when I didn’t have it myself. This is likely the only time I’ll ever say this: Thanks. Chloe: You were basically the first person I had a full conversation with at this place. Sorry I encouraged you to curse that night. I’ve never met someone with better Spotify playlists and I’m sorry for messing with some of them freshman year. Thanks for sharing Brett with me. For the record, I wanted him to ask you out since freshman year. Brett: You were the first friend I made at The D.O. and one of the best, too. “Brett Roulette” made SA Mondays bearable and it was nice having someone who shared my sense of humor. I will cherish our time in the art director’s closet forever. If things with Chloe don’t work out, you know where to find me. Justin: Who would’ve thought during those Thursday nights at CitrusTV freshman year that we’d both end up as D.O. lifers? I admire your passion and how you know more about this campus than almost everyone. Together, we can help anyone pass

a current events quiz. Schwed: In my opinion, the most impressive moment of your D.O. career was not completely freaking out when you had to take a Breathalyzer at a checkpoint in North Carolina at 2 or 3 a.m. You got more flustered writing the runner a few hours earlier, I think, since you were probably distracted during the game by the flying shoe. I wish I could say I’m sorry for filming your terrible lacrosse shot or taking photos of you asleep in random places like a Steak ’n Shake in Indianapolis, but I’m not at all. I’m glad you didn’t like the sports editor chair. I think it’s pretty comfy. Connor: The best decision we ever made together was staying in Durham after the lacrosse game to get barbecue. Yes, we got home at about 6 a.m., but it was well worth it. Let me know if you see Jason Benetti in the Carrier Dome for men’s basketball. Schneidman: You took me on my first D.O. road trip, in Jesse’s car to Connecticut the night before a midterm no less. You suck for sleeping in the back seat while I drove the entire way home in the middle of the night. But I did get my first back page story as a result. Sam Blum: When you called to say you weren’t hiring me as copy editor, you cried and apologized. In the moment, it was pretty tough to hear. But after copy editing two stories this semester, I want to say thank you so much. I would have hated it. You told me I’d get better for it. I hope I did. Thanks for being my biggest supporter. Tomer: I’m tougher on you than probably anyone else. I hope you know it’s because I

see your potential and it’s my twisted way of trying to get you to be less hard on yourself. Don’t put yourself down. Be confident. If you ever need a good insult, I’ll be around. Matthew: Never stop trying new things in your writing and reporting. More often than not, I probably shoot it down, but keep at it. It’ll click. Good luck on your way to the sports editor chair. Fortier: You’re a special breed and I’ve missed that more than I thought I would. Don’t forget about this place or these people when you go somewhere big. Remember, a fist bump from Chris is not a good thing. Phil: I didn’t understand what this place means to people until I met you. You made two copy mistakes one night and didn’t get over it for about a week. Hopefully we can catch up at a Chick-fil-a someday soon. Klinger: At first, I only knew you as Casey’s (former) boyfriend. Now, your advice and willingness to talk whenever means much more than that to me. Mara: When you first thought of applying to be EIC you “knew” you weren’t going to get it. I tried to convince you how qualified you were or how well you’d do. More than a year later, I told you so. I’m pretty sure no other EIC hired two general managers. Clare: I told you not to write your duck so early. I win. That’s all I’ll say in this because I don’t want you to hug me. Lucy: You’re so much more talented than you give yourself credit for or even realize. Let me know if you ever need a reminder. Annie: Thanks for hosting all the parties, Andy. You’re like the older sister I already have.

Alfred, Ankur, Brendan, Jacob,

Joe, Lara and Vandy: If you’re even

reading this, never forget the Pulp Men’s Rights Movement. Nick: Sorry you were always confused with me. Lindsay: Sorry I broke your heart and went to sports. It was the plan all along. Alexa Díaz: Sorry I was so mean all the time. Burke: Of all the people at The D.O., I’m most proud of you and the work you’ve done. Keep digging. Keep investigating. And start up another massive G-Chat group soon. Jes: I thought the photo department was screwed and then you came along. Best In The Huddle covers ever. Bob didn’t raise no … . Torrens: Sorry we won’t share a doorway next semester. For the sake of sports, please take a shower. Emma: I didn’t start to get to know you until this semester and I realized that’s a shame. Keep Lucy and the rest of the designers in check. Jacob: I’m still waiting on my T-Shirt. And don’t worry about the 503s. You did much better than me. Satoshi: You’re a good writer and reporter. You’re an incredible person and friend. Give yourself time to relax and unwind. You deserve it. Mom and Dad: You didn’t always know what my position was here or understand what I was doing. But you finally stopped asking so many questions. Dad, thanks for being the reason I stuck with this whole writing thing. Mom, thanks for making me apply to college and visit Syracuse. You’re the reason I’m here and that I found The D.O.

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o single institution has changed my life as much as The Daily Orange. I’m grateful for having the opportunities I’ve had to learn and grow. Thank you to everyone who I’ve interacted with over the past few years, especially the following people. Mom, Dad, Jodi and Sara: Thank you for always reading no matter what. Even when I just began at The D.O. and seemingly no one cared about the sports I covered, I knew I had to put out my best work because at least a couple people would read it. Thank you for always supporting me. Trevor: The first time we met was because JJ thought we’d get along. You were the one who opened the door for me the first time I entered 744, figuratively and literally. Thanks for canning all those 3s in Media Cup 2014. I don’t think I had talked to you much during my first semester on campus, but I almost always read The D.O. because I wanted to read what you wrote. Oh, and thanks for spreading my nickname throughout The D.O. Bailey: Thanks for putting me on softball and helping me get started. One of my favorite all-time D.O. memories happened solely because of your ability to remind people of tradition. And if there’s one thing that matters at The D.O., it’s tradition. Jesse: I wasn’t quite sure what to write for you so I started going back through our emails from the summer of 2014. I forgot how long my emails were back then. And thankfully, you read through all of them. I remember during the Poppy Livers read, I had said there’s pressure since it’s my first A1. You replied saying, “There’s no pressure really.” You always kept D.O. Sports lighthearted and that set a really strong example for us. Phil: You taught me so much. Your steady hand and organization was an incredible skill. You were the one who taught me how to copy edit and, if nothing else, at least I was a better copy editor than Connor. Blum: Thanks for going on that hero mission. I couldn’t have done it alone. But you set the bar high for me on my first D.O. roadtrip. You believed in me more than I believed in myself and I can’t thank you enough for that. Yes, we were there for ACC. Klinger: The first time I met you, you screamed, “Grab their titties and twist ‘em as hard as you can!” I don’t think you’ve ever said anything that more embodied your lively personality. Thanks for the advice to go to coffee shops. Tomer: Your path at The Daily Orange is inspiring. When you first came in-house, a lot of us had no clue what to expect. But you grinded with the best of them and immediately proved why you’re so valuable here. No one lights up a room at 744 the way you do. I know you often say you’re out of shape, but I’m glad you made it out of Talen Energy Stadium. Fortier: The first time I cried at 744 was in your arms. This place means a lot to a lot of people. A few years back, we sat in my car at the top of the Mount and talked for probably about 20 minutes. There was nowhere to go, just enjoying the company. Thank you for always kept responding to this weird guy that always shoots you messages at weird hours. Let’s go to Faculty again sometime. Guti: One of my favorite moments of the semester was when you said you wanted to become a D.O. lifer. You meshed in perfectly with this year’s staff even though you were the new guy. Your drive has always

been impressive and you have all the talent. Just be yourself and it’ll come together. I’m always free to chat. Graham, DiSturco and Alvarez: Listen and learn from Tomer, Sam and Guti. They know what they’re doing. You are all capable of great things, just put in the time and the work. I’ll still be around. Call or text any time. Burke: I used to think you were just that goofy kid in my COM 117 class who writes for Nunes. Now you’re just that goofy kid who writes for The D.O. I absolutely love chatting and I enjoy you keeping the mood light. Nothing is ever too serious, thanks for constantly reminding me of that. Looking forward to reading news next semester. Mara: Thanks for always replying to my irrelevant messages. I’m not really sure why you feel inclined to reply, but you do anyway. The D.O. was better because you were here. Thanks. Brett: I appreciate you answering my dumb questions sometimes and I’m glad that you still enjoy talking to me. I’ve always enjoyed your wisdom. Chloe: The Daily Orange needs people like you, Chlo. I’m glad I had the chance to work with you. Jes and Clare: I can’t remember a semester where we had as interesting covers for our special editions. Thanks for always bailing us out when we didn’t quite have specific ideas. Emma, Lucy and Kiran: It’s been fun working together and seeing all three of you grow over the past couple years. You’re all immensely talented. Gedetsis: You’ve always had good ideas and you constantly push the paper forward.

I know you’ll keep doing that no matter what role you’re in, no matter what publication you’re at. I’m glad we’ve been able to work together. Schneid: From softball until now, I’ve learned a lot from observing your work even though we both have different styles. Looking forward to working together on men’s basketball. Alexa Diaz: I’m pretty sure you’ve saved my life at least seven times this semester. You’re an absolute wizard at your job and you helped smooth over a lot of my challenges in the past few months. There’s no one I’d rather go to when I need to hear something nice. Thanks for all you do. Connor: You probably got tired of my phone calls this summer as I stressed about being sports editor. The best advice you ever gave me is, “No one reads the paper.” For most people that sounds like horrible advice, but what I’ve always enjoyed about you is you’re a straight-shooter. Yes, that’s a reference to my horrible performance in Indianapolis. And one last thing. It was just one clipboard at that first softball game. Justin: You’re an inspiring person. You set goals and you accomplish them and it’s never really ever a question as to whether it’ll get done. But more important than your work with The D.O. is the friendship that you’ve provided me with. I don’t think anyone has put up with me as well as you have this semester. Thanks for introducing me to Jreck. Keep moving that rock. Jon: No one at The D.O. is more talented than you. Being able to work with you this semester has been an absolute blast. You didn’t have to make the sacrifice to work in Sports this semester but you did anyway.

And that’s a testament to your dedication. I know you often like to downplay it, but what you’ve meant to 744 over the past few years cannot be measured. You’re also probably the only person outside of my family who has seen me puke three times. Nice. Chris: No one has pushed me at The Daily Orange harder than you have. The only reason I know a couple of the rules in women’s lacrosse is because I had to keep up with you. I’m so proud of what you accomplished this semester. Keep your head up and be confident in what you’re doing. You’re going to make it big one day and I’m just lucky to say that I worked alongside you. You’re a heck of a lot smarter than I am and I can’t thank you enough for coming back this semester. I hope you enjoyed yourself a bit more. You deserved it. Thanks for keeping me calm when my car got towed. Burn The Boats. Dres and Sahan: Thanks for being so supportive. I probably complained about being busy more than a few times, but you guys never gave up on me. Both of you are role models. I learned a lot from both of you. I know we haven’t been in touch as much recently, but you know where to find me. Matt: I can’t believe you’ve been with me every step of the way. And there’s no one I’d want by my side more than you. I haven’t hung out as much as we should (I’ll make up for it next semester) but when we were growing up, playing ball at Club Fit, listening to the FIFA and MVP Baseball 2004 soundtracks, playing NCAA Football 09, shooting on your hoop, playing one-on-ones in my sunroom, these are the things we dreamed of. We’re living the dream.

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Syracuse sports news and notes By The Daily Orange Sports Staff

Three Syracuse field hockey players named All-Americans for second straight season

A nation-leading three players on the Syracuse field hockey team were named to the NFHCA All-America Team. This is the second time in as many years that SU has had three players be named to the team. Defensive backs Lies Lagerweij and Roos Weers both were named to the first team while midfielder Laura Hurff earned second team honors. Lagerweij led the Orange with 13 goals on the year, sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The junior back was also one of six Syracuse players who started in every game they appeared in. Weers was one of SU’s go-to options on penalty corners and scored 11 goals this season. She also added seven assists, second on the team to Elaine Carey’s nine. Weers had the most points among all SU players (29).

Justyn Knight named ACC cross country male runner of year; Chris Fox named coach of year

Junior Justyn Knight earned the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Male Performer of the Year honor for cross country after a nearperfect season. Syracuse head coach Chris Fox was named the conference’s coach of the year. Knight won the award for the second year in a row. Fox has swept the coach of the year award since SU joined the ACC four years ago. Knight’s season saw him one place away from perfection. He had wins at the Panorama Farms Invitational, the Wisconsin Invitational, the ACC Championships, and the NCAA Northeast Regional. His only blemish came in finishing in second place at the NCAA Championships to senior Patrick Tiernan of Villanova. After winning the national title a year ago,

the Orange finished third at this year’s national championships.

Alexis Peterson named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 30

Syracuse senior point guard Alexis Peterson has been named to the John. R Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, which recognizes the nation’s most outstanding players. On Monday, the 5-foot-7 guard became the first SU player since December 2013 to earn Atlantic Coast Conference co-Player of the Week honors. In No. 20 Syracuse’s (7-3) rout of Coppin State on Wednesday, Peterson led all players with 16 points and nine assists. She has already received Preseason AllACC honors and been named to the watch lists for the Nancy Lieberman Award. Through 10 games, Peterson is averaging 22.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game as the ACC’s leading scorer.

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Abby Grant gets career-high 9 points in SU’s blowout win By Matthew Gutierrez asst. copy editor

Abby Grant’s 3-point output against Michigan State and Central Connecticut State didn’t reflect the sophomore guard’s shooting ability. Zero-for-3. Zero-for-4. Her jump not as high and release not as clean, Grant entered Wednesday 4-for-32 from long range on the year. But as No. 20 Syracuse (7-3) routed Coppin State (0-8), 76-30, in the Carrier Dome, Grant tied her career high in points with nine. She drained a season-high three 3-pointers on five attempts, nearly matching her total from the first nine games. “There’s no way she shoots the way she does over the previous games and doesn’t make shots,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said, referencing her shooting lull. “Once she has her legs under her like she’s doing now, she’s a remarkable shooter.” Hillsman approached Grant last week to find out why one of the team’s sharpshooters — one whom he said before the season would from page 24

eastwood dition can be life threatening. Syracuse team physician Dr. James Tucker said Eastwood’s youth and fitness contributed to it not being life threatening. He added the reason he imagines it took so long to diagnose Lindsay with the blood clot was because it wasn’t something doctors looked for. She doesn’t smoke, isn’t overweight and isn’t sedentary for long periods, such as being on airplanes. “When you see a Canadian Junior Olympic player,” Tucker said, “… (who) says, ‘Well my side hurts,’ well 99 times out of 100, it’s going to be because she does have a pulled muscle.” Lindsay was given anticoagulants, bloodthinning medication that stops the clots, right away. She felt immediately better when she got the first. Doctors thought she’d have to be on that medication for about three to six months. She’d be risking her health playing contact sports on blood thinners because it could cause significant internal bleeding, Tucker said. And if she wanted to be taken off the medication, there’d be about an 11 percent chance she’d get another blood clot in her lung and about a 50 percent chance that, if she did, it would be fatal, he added. By October, the blood clot in her lung had dissolved and by late November, Lindsay prepared for another blood test. Lindsay said she felt normal. Her parents thought about the fastest way to get her back into her practices. Her parents had packed bags with all her equipment, ready to bring it to Syracuse. The bags stayed home. The test revealed Lindsay had antiphospholipid syndrome, an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly attacks normal proteins in the blood and makes a patient more prone to blood clots in the future. It’s a rare condition, estimated to affect just 40 to 50 out of 100,000 people each year, according to It’s considered incurable. It meant blood thinners for life and no hockey. The Eastwoods were “blindsided.” They had only envisioned the episode in August would keep their daughter out for three months. Now, she wasn’t going to be able to play again. When Dr. Philip Wells, Lindsay’s Canadian thrombosis specialist, gave Lindsay the news, he hugged her and started crying, Kathryn Eastwood said. As the year progressed, Lindsay would have her blood tested about every three months to monitor the condition. “From our point of view, losing hockey at first was nothing, because we could have lost our daughter,” Kathryn said. “But as she got well, and as time went by and she regained her fitness, then we started missing hockey again.” Watching SU play Boston College in 2015,

ABBY GRANT had struggled from deep this season, hitting only 4-of-32 tries. On Wednesday, she drained three triples in the win. jacob greenfeld asst. photo editor

help replace the team’s lost 3-point shooting — struggled to find the net. She told him she had a sore Achilles tendon, which had limited her movement and inhibited her shot. Grant took shots over the next few prac-

tices but stayed mostly off her feet to rest, Hillsman said. She subbed into Wednesday’s game midway through the first quarter. Thirty-five seconds later, her first launch bounced off the rim. She hit

her first triple a minute later, though, extending SU’s lead to 15-0. On a fast break, she hit her second, a deep ball from the wing that made it a 24-0 game and forced Coppin State head coach DeWayne Burroughs to call timeout. Each time down the floor, she spotted up on both wings, looking for kicks from guards Alexis Peterson, Gabby Cooper and Brittney Sykes. In the second quarter, just thirteen seconds after Grant subbed in again, Grant and Briana Day set high screens for Peterson. While Day rolled, Grant popped to the left wing and received a pass from Peterson. From a few feet beyond the arc, she drilled her third and final 3 of the day. “I wasn’t really focused on, ‘Well I haven’t hit a shot in however many games,’” Grant said. “They were just setting me up.” Even on her best display of the season, Hillsman didn’t want to rush back a stillsore Grant. Still, she flashed the shooting ability that hadn’t yet been seen this season. “She’s capable of going off for five, however many 3s she wants to hit,” Sykes said. | @Matthewgut21

the last game before a nearly month-long break for the ice hockey team, Lindsay cried realizing she couldn’t be on the ice. When she trained at home over winter break, she remembers going through workouts and thinking to herself, “What am I working toward now?” SU honored her scholarship, despite the fact that she wouldn’t play. Lindsay experienced sorrow stronger than she had ever felt. But in the back of her mind she was considering what other sport she could try. “I’m not ready to not be an athlete yet,” Lindsay remembers thinking. “It’s weird to think you’re upset about one thing, but you have to move forward.” ••• At an indoor rowing center at Brock University (Ontario), Lindsay pushed herself physically on a bike, where both the arms and the legs have to move, as part of an endurance step test. Paul Beedling, a talent identification and development coach for Row to Podium, watched Lindsay. Row to Podium is an organization that tests athletes to find ones who can be molded into Olympiclevel rowers. David Eastwood had gone online, found the group and arranged the testing after Lindsay brief ly mentioned rowing as an interest. “It goes right until exhaustion, so they can’t maintain the rpm (revolutions per minute),” Beedling said about the step test. “When they get into that territory and they begin to suffer, that’s our first chance to kind of see their mental toughness.” For female athletes, the test starts off at 50 rpm and every minute the rpm increases by five. The goal is to be able to get to the 80-rpm mark, which would take six full minutes. Coaches look

From our point of view, losing hockey at first was nothing, because we could have lost our daughter. Kathryn Eastwood lindsay’s mother

to see who pushes past that mark. Lindsay rode for seven or eight minutes, Beedling said. Among the roughly 275 kids that he tested that year on the bike test and other exercises, she was one of the 10 best, he said. They sent results to the Syracuse rowing team. She practiced with the team all spring, but never competed. When she got back home for the summer, she was assigned a one-on-one rowing coach, Laryssa Biesenthal, a bronze medalist in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. Playing in team sports her whole life,

Even though she couldn’t play, Lindsay Eastwood stayed around the ice hockey team, which she credits now for the team chemistry. bryan cereijo staff photographer

Lindsay wasn’t used to training alone, and rowing focused on different muscles from those used in hockey. “I remember the first few weeks with the rowing team I couldn’t believe I made it through it,” Lindsay said. Getting into a boat was tricky for her, too. It was wobblier than she thought it’d be. But she kept at it and by mid-July, she felt comfortable rowing. Biesenthal thinks Lindsay has potential to be Olympian. And Lindsay was ready to use rowing as her path to the Olympics. “I wouldn’t say I’d gotten over hockey at that point,” Lindsay said. “But I had moved on.” ••• When David Eastwood returned home one day in mid-August, he saw Kathryn and Lindsay walking toward the door to greet him, both crying. “I’m walking and I’m going ‘What the hell just happened,’” David said. “‘Did somebody die in our family?’” They were celebrating that Lindsay’s last blood test had come back negative. Almost a year to the day after her diagnosis, her antiphospholipid syndrome had disappeared. That specific blood test only happened because SU asked for it. Wells, the doctor, stressed to them not to get their hopes up. “All the other blood tests that we ever did, and there were many, we were holding our breaths and really hoping that it would change,” Kathryn said. “And this was the first time we weren’t even thinking about it because we didn’t think there was any possibility of it changing at this stage.” Eventually, Kathryn, who works at the same hospital where the tests were conducted, received the rest results. She came home, gave Lindsay the news and the two hugged. Then Kathryn watched her daughter run around the house in joy. A few minutes later, Lindsay called SU ice hockey head coach Paul Flanagan. She told

him she was eligible to return. “It was like disbelief with happiness, but you’re still guarded,” Kathryn said. “You still think, ‘Really? Is this for real?’” Then, to double check and confirm the first test wasn’t a fluke, Lindsay had a second test done several weeks later at SU. Negative, again. After the ecstasy of the moment subdued, Lindsay felt overwhelmed. She wasn’t prepared to play hockey. She thought she’d never play again. “I haven’t been sprinting, and here I’m thinking I’ll never have to sprint again because I’m not a fan of that,” Lindsay said. She ended up going on the ice to practice every day for the next two weeks to catch up before returning to campus. ••• Before Lindsay’s first preseason game, Kathryn bought her daughter an Alex and Ani brand bracelet with a charm hanging on it. The various bracelets and charms that Alex and Ani sell have different names for different things they represent. The one Kathryn bought represented “unexpected miracles.” Now she feels back to her level of play before the illness. She’s put rowing to the side as she focuses on hockey, but she might pick up rowing again later in life. The game against RIT went into overtime. With three seconds left, Lindsay fired a shot from in front of the net. It was deflected and hit the boards as the buzzer sounded. David jumped up and yelled “Ah Lindsay, so close,” let down that Syracuse, and Lindsay, didn’t win the game. But the disappointment didn’t last long. She had a chance to score a game-winning goal. She’d be able to play again the following day. And she had her parents there, watching her. That all seemed impossible five months ago. “I think she’s getting sick of us,” Kathryn joked about their attendance at all the games. “Because we’re not missing anything.”

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Wooden honoree Women’s basketball’s Alexis Peterson has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Top 30. See page 21

All-American lineup Three Syracuse field hockey players earned All-American honors Wednesday afternoon. See page 21


Grant from deep Sophomore guard Abby Grant flourished in Syracuse’s blowout win, hitting three 3s. See page 22 @dailyorange dec. 8, 2016 • PAG E 24

‘Unexpected miracle’

LINDSAY EASTWOOD couldn’t play ice hockey last year because she was on blood thinners to treat blood clots in her lungs and had an autoimmune disorder that made clots more likely to happen. But against odds that were lower than 5 percent, the condition reversed itself. bryan cereijo staff photographer

Lindsay Eastwood overcame a rare autoimmune disease to get back on the ice By Tomer Langer asst. copy editor


They encouraged her to try rowing, and Lindsay showed potential in that sport, too. But she still preferred the sport she’d been playing she was six years old. In August, Lindsay’s rare autoimmune disease unexpectedly reversed itself, even though there was less than a 5 percent chance of that happening. She was cleared to play contact sports again, and is back on the ice with a second chance. “Oh, it’s pretty cool, man, it’s pretty cool,” David said as he saw his daughter skate on for a line change.

“It’s exciting to see her playing again.” “I never thought we’d be doing this again.”

avid and Kathryn Eastwood walked into the ••• Tennity Ice Pavilion more than an hour before When the doctor in the emergency room said “blood the puck dropped for the Syracuse against clots,” after numerous tests in August 2015, it didn’t Rochester Institute of Technology game. mean anything to her. But she knew something was Neither team was on the ice yet. The Eastwoods took wrong when she saw that her mother, a nurse, had a their seats in the bleachers on Dec. 2, right near center ice. blank expression on her face. Then they waited for their daughter, Lindsay, to take the “She’s always so strong and she doesn’t freak out ice with rest of the SU squad. or panic or anything in situa“I tell everybody that I talk tions when I’m sick or injured,” to, ‘Don’t ever miss your kids Lindsay said. “… When I could stuff,’” David Eastwood said. see the fear in her eyes, I knew “Your kids’ sports, that’s gonna I should start to worry, too.” happen … and some day, it’s no Lindsay felt pain in her side longer going to be there. And and chest. Twice, she went to a you’re going to miss it.” physiotherapist, assuming that He knew that empty feeling the discomfort was coming from too well. some sort of pulled muscle or Lindsay, a redshirt freshpotential back spasms. She even man who was on the Canada had a professional massage lined U-18 team while in high school up. and had Olympic aspirations, With each passing physical missed all of last season. A test, though, Lindsay’s condimedical condition discovered tion didn’t improve. She felt just weeks before the school weak, like she was unable to year started prevented her move. Then she started getting from playing contact sports. a fever. By the time she was in There was no reason as to why the ER, she struggled breathit happened, but after muling, her parents said. tiple tests, it appeared like her The original diagnosis was future hockey career was over. pulmonary emboli: blood clots Her parents tried to help her EASTWOOD shifted her focus to rowing when she couldn’t play hockey. She found success in the that travel to the lung. The conbryan cereijo staff photographer find other ways to still compete. sport, but always wanted to play the one she grew up on. see eastwood page 22

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