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Syracuse holds off Kansas State to win first bowl game since 2001


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SU alumnus, wife build scholarship fund for middle-class students

SU’s official mascott for 15 years, Otto the Orange has become a university icon

Alumni donate $15 million to College Syracuse upsets West Virginia for of Human Ecology marquee road conference victory SU’s hopes for 3rd title in 4 Find out what’s happening years dashed with shocking on campus and prepare overtime loss to Maryland for the upcoming year Kid Cudi performance



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OUT OF THE Weak link DOGHOUSE wavers in usually successful Block Party formula

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SU bounces back in win over Huskies

SU cancels all classes Monday due to snow for first time in 18 years Constantly changing facade of Marshall Street reflects shifts in community culture, preferences softball


ESF students move in to Centennial Hall

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Advice and inspiration for incoming students

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Use of Molly – the purest form of ecstasy – growing on campus, becoming party staple

Ceremony allows community to honor, grieve those lost to cancer INSIDESPORTS

What you missed and what to look forward to in SU sports Page 27

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ESF students move into first on-campus dorm, Centennial Hall By Jess Siart


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imes have changed since Cornelius Murphy was in college, where his dorm was a 12-by-12-foot room made of cinderblock. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s new on-campus dorm will make his college experience pale in comparison, said Murphy, president of the college. With its own line of Stickley furniture, a 24/7 computer lab, Blink electric vehicle charging station, Centro bus stop, cable television, video game consoles and indoor bike storage space, Centennial Hall is no cinderblock shack. The dorm, named in honor of ESF’s 100th anniversary, was completed as scheduled, with the finishing touches, including decorating and setting up furniture, making up the majority of the work done in July, Murphy said. “It’s absolutely completely finished,” Murphy said. Centennial Hall can house up to 452 students in three different types of rooms. All first-year students will live in two-person rooms with one bedroom and one bathroom. Upperclassmen can choose either a four-person room

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veronica magan | contributing photographer Centennial hall , the first ESF dorm, opens to students Wednesday. Students will be aided by the Stumpy Squad to move into the dorm, which has a 24/7 computer lab with free printing, an indoor bike storage area and Stinckley furniture.

SU geographic diversity continues to rise Revamped first-year program to By Debbie Truong Asst. News Editor

Yvonne Lee is prepared to trade in year-round sunshine for the unpredictable weather in Syracuse. Lee, a Los Angeles resident, is set to begin Syracuse University in the spring as a freshman international


relations major, she said in an email. Though Lee admits moving approximately two thousand miles from her friends and family will be difficult, she said the programs and opportunities offered by SU ultimately outweighed her apprehensions. “I’ve lived in Southern California

my entire life, so I knew it would be quite a transition from being able to wear flip-flops year-round to trekking in rain boots,” Lee said. “But I think that’s what college is supposed to be about — learning to adapt and, hopefully, thrive somewhere

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In past years, the majority of students at SU have hailed from the Northeast. But due to increased recruitment efforts, the freshman Class of 2015 will have the greatest geographic diversity in SU history. This map shows the breakdown of SU’s freshman population.

focus on disability discussions By Meghin Delaney News Editor

For the third time in three years Syracuse University has changed the First-Year Experience, a program designed to engage incoming freshman and transfer students together with a unique, unifying experience. Previously, students were required to read a book or attend a dance performance, which were discussed during first-year classes and seminars. Last year, students were encouraged to become involved in special events and projects focusing on major issues within the city of Syracuse. Problems with keeping all the firstyear students interested in the program has caused officials to change the program again, said Sandra Hurd, associate provost for academic affairs. “It’s hard to find a set of experiences that really will meet the needs of such a diverse incoming population. Students are interested in all sorts of things,” she said. Keeping the program, however, is essential for Hurd. “I think it gives students something to connect around, something to talk about, something to explore together,” she said. “With nine different schools and 300 different majors, sometimes it’s hard to find common ground.”

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This year, the program will hope to find common ground by focusing on events and discussions relating to one theme: disability. Instead of creating new events and opportunities for students to participate in, Hurd said, SU officials looked at what events were already booked on campus for this year and tried to find a similar see experience page 4

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From senior to freshmen class: Take some advice


ealousy, nostalgia, pride — all adjectives you’ll be experiencing in four years, when you begin your senior year at Syracuse University. They’re among the adjectives you will think of as you watch the incoming class move in and stumble around campus like lost little puppy dogs. Sure, you’ll laugh at them, harass them


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a little bit, maybe give them the wrong directions. But you’ll do it out of love because once upon a time you were in their shoes and you would give anything to go back to that first day of college. Before you discover your passion for dancing on elevated surfaces, take a few moments to consider the following advice. Get your language requirement over with — now. Seriously, I can’t stress this enough. Trust the bitter senior who pretended like she didn’t have this graduation requirement to fulfi ll. Now, I get to spend four days a week with a group of you in language 101. It’s not personal, but let me just say I sincerely do not look forward to spending my semester with you. Go hang out in your lounge. Having a family on your f loor will make your freshman year a million times better. There’s nothing I miss quite as much as my freshmen f loor. And if you’re lucky enough to be living on the fourth f loor of Sadler this year, please behave as badly as we did. And say hi to Irene for me. Don’t let people use your printer. Make excuses; say you haven’t set it up yet. Once you let one person use it, then you become the designated printer person, and that’s not a title you want to establish for yourself. You’ll be getting harried, sleep-

deprived procrastinators knocking at your door at all hours. So hoard your printer, unless they pay you. If they pay you, then print away. That orange lanyard should never touch your neck. Put it in your bag or leave it in your room. Give Gertis — yes, you should know his name — some spare change every once in a while. He’s as much a part of our campus as Otto the Orange. Those fun little orange plastic bottles you got in your mailbox when you arrive — yeah, don’t throw those at people. This may seem obvious, and I know how harmless they appear, but I’ve seen the battle scars. Do not get so blacked out that you pee the bed. That’s no fun for anyone. You’d be surprised at how cavalier your bladder can become once your brain has shut itself down. I’ve been far too generous, so you figure out the rest. And when you’re a senior, you can pull this crinkled column out of an old freshman-year notebook and fill in what’s missing. But I’m not kidding about the language requirement. Seriously. Get on that. Lauren Tousignant is a senior communications and rhetorical studies and writing major. Her column appears every other Wednesday. She can be reached at



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Gay marriage marks important milestone for NY, SU campus

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would grant the couples essential family rights. This summer, Hendricks housed its first-ever official gay marriage, a historic moment for this campus. Likewise, SU consistently ranks as one of the safest and most welcoming universities for gay and lesbian students. Supporting

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lyers for hunStart by gaining some dreds of organiinstitutional memory. by the daily orange zations clutter Get to know your student editorial board residence hall bulletin government, how it boards and the doors of works and what they can bathroom stalls around campus. Messages do for you. Read campus publications, from in chalk on the Quad peak your interest niche magazines to The Daily Orange, lismomentarily, as do students in the Schine ten to campus radio stations and read stuStudent Center with clean, white email dent blogs. Learn the difference between lists. the University Senate, the administration Few among us started college with a and the Board of Trustees. Talk to your pointed vision of the life we hoped to carve professors; recruit them as friends and out at Syracuse University or the mark we mentors. intended to leave. And as freshmen, the Learn why Syracuse, despite its number of ways to become active locally or economic depression, remains a hub for on campus becomes paralyzing. You will artistic and entrepreneurial potential and inevitably attend far too many introduchow Chancellor Nancy Cantor has put SU tion meetings and put your email down on at the helm of its revitalization. Don’t scoff too many listservs. But the price of inertia at The Post-Standard with your New York is too high; students on this campus can be Times in hand — this is your city now. agents of real change, on campus and off, The sooner you start the better. Many so get going. upperclassmen look around at their accomThis campus is not static; turnover in plishments and ponder what more they students, directors, professors and prioricould have done had they simply started ties make SU dynamic and malleable. As sooner. In four years, your diploma should your home, a very expensive home, for the not be a list of grades and an item on your next four years, the best way to capitalize resume, but the culmination of four years on the college experience is to take on of breakthroughs and failures, lessons responsibility and take ownership of a from mentors and followers of your own. piece of this community. On this microMake SU put you on its resume. What cosm of real life, you can become a leader matters is not what you do but that you’ve and build a confidence and competence poured your talents into something. that will transcend graduation.



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veronica magan | contributing photographer Students living in ESF’s Centennial Hall have a variety of room options from which to choose. There are two-person rooms with one bedroom and one bathroom, four-person rooms with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and two-person rooms with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Freshmen are given first priority to live in the hall.


with two bedrooms and two bathrooms or a two-person room with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The dorm is on track to be certified at the gold level for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Murphy said. The U.S. Green Building Council determines LEED certification based on energy use, air quality, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emission reduction and responsible resource use. “All the mechanical systems have to be operating and their systems tested,” Murphy said. “The paperwork will be filed and the decision will be made before the end of the year.” While all incoming freshmen secured spaces in Centennial Hall, there is not much room left over. With more than 500 incoming freshmen and transfer students, there aren’t many spaces available for upperclassmen. “With 452 spots, we are limited in how many spots we can offer for second-year experience,” Murphy said. “We simply don’t have the capacity.” Throughout ESF’s history, students lived in Syracuse University’s dorms or in off-campus apartments. The students were dispersed among the various SU dorms until recently, when ESF established learning communities within the dorms, which placed ESF students together. In previous years, incoming ESF freshmen were only guaranteed first-year hous-

ing, but had no problem securing housing in SU dorms for up to all four years of college, Murphy said. For the past three years, SU placed all incoming ESF and transfer students in the SkyHalls on South Campus. “It had some good aspects because it built a sense of community, but it also created some problems for our students,” Murphy said. “It’s about a mile and a half from campus, so the bad part was our students had to use buses to get from housing to lecture halls and laboratories.” Murphy said the shared academic experience between the two groups of students has been enriching for ESF students in the past and losing that will be one of the few negative aspects of the new dorm. “It’s with mixed emotions,” Murphy said. “In most cases the relationship between our students and SU is a really good thing. If you can have an environmental science major live with a student from SU in the fine arts major, there’s something special about that.” While most ESF students will live in Centennial Hall or off campus, SU reserved 45 beds for ESF students who want to live in SU dorms. “There’s always a trade-off, and overall, the trade-off is very positive,” Murphy said. Centennial Hall residents also said they thought the trade-off will be beneficial. Rian Croteau, a junior environmental studies major, said that while the new dorm will not give freshmen the opportunity to interact closely with SU students like he did when he lived in the SkyHalls, the new community will help the incoming students feel more comfort-

“It’s neat to know how our excitement and involvement in creating a community in Centennial Hall will change the way things are run for future years.” Elizabeth McGinty


able around each other. Croteau said the new dorm’s Stickley furniture and more convenient location were what drove him to live in Centennial Hall. “I’m a huge architecture and design fan, so Stickley furniture was far more than I ever expected to see in a dorm,” said Croteau, who will be living in a two-person room with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Armando Villa-Ignacio, a freshman chemistry major, said that while he was required to live in the new dorm as an incoming freshman, the apartment-style amenities only sweetened the deal. “Each room has their own private bathrooms, come with a micro-fridge unit and you can control the temperature of the rooms individually,” Villa-Ignacio said. Residents of Centennial Hall have already

begun to build a community before arriving on campus through a Facebook group dedicated to the new dorm. “I’m just really excited to be living in an environmentally friendly place with a bunch of people that think the way I do,” Villa-Ignacio said. “I already talk to so many people, have a bunch of friends and I really cannot wait to live with them and see them everyday.” The resident advisers are eager to experience the new dorm as well. Elizabeth McGinty, a sophomore aquatics and fisheries science major and first-time RA, said she is impressed with how nice the dorm looks. “Its proximity to campus is perfect compared to living in SkyHalls on South last year,” McGinty said. McGinty, who will be living in a two-bedroom apartment-style suite with another RA, said she is looking forward to having her own bedroom, along with a private bathroom and kitchen. “It’s neat to know how our excitement and involvement in creating a community in Centennial Hall will change the way things are run for future years,” said McGinty. Although ESF is just welcoming the first residents of Centennial Hall, there is already talk of further expansion, with two new locations being discussed for new dorms, Murphy said. He said plans will become more formal in October and students can expect to see construction begin on another ESF dorm within the next two years.

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Donation makes university history

Syracuse University announced its second-largest donation in university history at an event titled “Project P” on Oct. 1. SU alumnus Howard Phanstiel and his wife, Louise, pledged $20 million, which went toward a new scholarship program for middle-class students set to begin in fall 2011. The Louise and Howard Phanstiel Scholar Program is offered to middle-class students with U.S. citizenship who have demonstrated potential for academic success and community leadership. Elements of the scholarship include keeping students involved in the community and teaching them financial responsibility. The $20 million donation was ranked 48 of 50 among The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s most generous donors of 2010.

nate shron | staff photographer Syracuse wins New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Making up for

Syracuse won its first bowl game since 2001 at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, defeating Kansas State 36-34. With 7:53 remaining in the fourth quarter, quarterback Ryan Nassib completed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Sales, giving the Orange a 33-28 lead and Sales his third touchdown grab of the game. Kicker Ross Krautman would later tack on a 39-yard field goal for the Orange to go ahead 36-28. With just under two minutes to play, Kansas State scored on a 30-yard touchdown pass to make it 36-34. But after the Wildcats failed on the two-point conversion and were unsuccessful in trying to recover the ensuing onside kick, the Orange ran out the remainder of time on the clock. Delone Carter was named the most valuable player of the game after he ran for 198 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Orange. The last bowl game Syracuse won was the 2001 Bowl, also against Kansas State. The Orange also appeared in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl, resulting in a 51-14 loss to Georgia Tech.

lost time Catch up on what you missed at SU during the 2010-11 year By Laurence Leveille Copy Chief

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Here are 10 notable events that happened during the 2010-11 academic year, including news about Marshall Street, sports, greek life and community involvement.

A satirical blog about the SU College of Law, SUCOLitis, began publishing online at the beginning of October. Some found the blog offensive. Charges were filed against Len Audaer, a second-year law student suspected to be the author of the blog. Gregory Germain, associate professor of law, began an investigation. Blog posts included “Class of 2013 Named Most Attractive in History” and “Senate President Elected SU’s Sexiest Semite.” The posts had fake quotes and content and were generally attributed to law school faculty and students, though some were made-up names. The investigation raised questions about the definition of harassment and SU’s freedom of speech policies. One-hundred days after the investigation began, Germain proposed settling the matter before a federal judge, Judge George Lowe. Late January marked the end of the investigation, as Audaer admitted he was one of several authors of the blog. The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education gave SU a speech code red, meaning at least one policy at the university restricts free speech. A Huffington Post editorial also named SU the worst college in the nation for free speech.

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Marshall Street was closed down Jan. 21 after a water main break at J. Michael Shoes caused flooding in the store’s basement and the foundation to collapse. J. Michael, located on Marshall Street since 1983, moved to a temporary location in Marshall Square Mall at Follett’s Orange Bookstore until repairs were completed. The store reopened on Marshall Street in mid-June. Other businesses along the street were also affected by the water main break. Archie Potamianos, the landlord of the building where J. Michael is located, used the basement as his office for his businesses Potamianos Properties and Student Storage Company. The Unique Tea House had to postpone its move above J. Michael until repairs were completed. Businesses behind the barricades that blocked off the street from Chipotle to J. Michael also lost profit, including Cosmos Pizza and Grill, Panda West Chinese and Halo Tattoo, located above J. Michael.

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Donation helps revamp College of Human Ecology

The College of Human Ecology was renamed the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics in July in honor of a $15 million gift from alumni David and Rhonda Falk. The college, which is divided into eight different campus buildings, will also be relocated to a central location, where the College of Law currently stands once it relocates to Dineen Hall. In April 2008, the Falks donated $5 million to establish the David B. Falk Center for Sport Management, which endows a faculty position and funds a lecture series. It is now creating a master’s degree in sport venue and event management.

To avoid shutting down its 50th anniversary season four months early, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra needed to raise $375,000 by Feb. 4 and an additional $445,000 by March 4. A total of $1.75 million had to be raised by Aug. 1 to complete the season. Legislators voted unanimously to release the SSO’s $200,000 in emergency funds in two installments: $100,000 once it reached the first fundraising goal and $100,000 once it reached the second. SU’s Oratorio Society, a vocal ensemble composed of SU students and community members, raised thousands of dollars for the orchestra. Liz Varga also helped raise money by creating a Facebook event titled “Crouse helps keep the music playing” and encouraged students and alumni to donate $5. The Syracuse International Film Festival held a movie screening and donated a portion of its proceeds to the SSO for the March 4 goal. SU’s Music Educators National Conference launched a can and bottle recycling drive. But the SSO was unable to reach its March 4 goal, falling $144,913 short of the $820,000 goal. The SSO performed its last concert April 2, and the orchestra’s Board of Trustees suspended its artistic operations and laid off all its musicians and music staff April 3.

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Students fundraise for Japan

After an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and consequent tsunami hit Japan, SU reached out to its 58 international students from Japan on campus and students began fundraisers for the country’s relief efforts. The Japanese Student Association set up collection boxes around campus and sent proceeds to the Consulate General of Japan in New York. JSA raised more than $7,500 toward Japan relief efforts by March 31. In addition, students in the School of Architecture organized a paper crane project in hopes of raising $14,000. Each paper crane represented $2 that went toward the relief efforts. By the end of April, $5,000 was raised. Student organizations around campus supported the project, including the Japan Club, Asian Students in America, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association, the Korean American Student Association, Global China Connection, Taiwan Connection and the Hong Kong Cultural Organization. Greek and professional organizations and interest clubs also participated in the fundraiser.

Hillel at SU celebrates 60th anniversary

All classes were canceled due to weather conditions for the first time in 18 years on March 7. The university first announced classes before 12:30 p.m. would be canceled and administrative staff would have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. Then all classes were canceled via email shortly after 9 a.m. This was the first time the university canceled classes at the start of the day since March 1993. A total of 13.4 inches fell compared to the 42 inches of snow when classes were canceled in 1993. Last winter season marked the fourth snowiest season for Syracuse, with a total of 173.5 inches as of March 7.

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Sorority closes down at SU

The Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at SU closed due to the sorority’s failure to change behaviors after being put on probation a year before. The decision to revoke the chapter was made Jan. 28, the first day of spring recruitment. A Chi O had been part of the campus since 1906. The chapter was notified a decision would be made the day before it happened, and the six-member National Council voted unanimously to revoke the chapter’s charter. In spring 2010, the chapter was put on probation for “severe risk management violations.” Headquarters staff visited the chapter and worked to implement a plan for improvement, but violations of probation terms and university policies continued. All SU members transitioned to alumnae status.

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First snow day in 18 years

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Hillel at SU celebrated its 60th anniversary on campus with a concert featuring DJ Diplo and openers Rye Rye and The Postelles. In spring 2010, Hillel requested funding from Student Association for the 60th anniversary concert, but the organization was denied $77,000 because SA does not typically give more than $70,000. Hillel was denied funding for a second time during appeals, and a third time in the fall semester. After Michael Weiss, former Hillel president, attended a roundtable discussion with Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Thomas Wolfe, the dean of student affairs, and several student leaders on campus, Cantor funded Hillel for the concert with $35,000. Hillel also received $15,000 from Bandersnatch, a subdivision of University Union, and $5,000 from co-curricular funding. The concert marked the first Hillel and UU collaboration. Hillel first came to SU in response to the university’s growing Jewish population. For the first 53 years at SU, Hillel was located in the basement of Hendricks Chapel and moved to the Winnick Center for Jewish Life in 2003.

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unfamiliar.” Lee is one of the growing number of students outside the northeast that have opted to attend SU. The university has ramped up recruiting efforts in places such as California, Florida and Puerto Rico, resulting in larger enrollment from students located in farther away places, said Don Saleh, vice president for enrollment management. Saleh said the freshman Class of 2015 will have the greatest geographic diversity in SU history. “For the first time in our history, the percentage of students from the Northeast is below 70 percent,” he said. Enrollment by freshmen from the Northeast fell to 68.5 percent from 71.6 percent in the previous year, Saleh said. Students from the West represent 7.1 percent of the freshman class, up

Blast from the past

SU has greatly increased the geographic diversity of the school in the past few years. Here are the percentages from the freshman class in 2005: West: 5 percent Central: 5.9 percent Northeast: 79.4 percent South: 5 percent All other areas: 4.7 percent

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from 6.4 percent for the Class of 2014. Students from the South occupy 9.2 percent of space in the freshman class, an increase over last year’s 8.6 percent, Saleh said. Saleh said he credits the increased enrollment from students outside the Northeast to more rigorous recruitment practices across the nation as well as an “energized” alumni base. SU has developed a stronger presence along the West Coast and has maintained contact with prospective students through receptions, mailings and electronic means, Saleh said. More specifically, an admissions task member working out of an LA office has bolstered interest in SU in the region substantially, he said. In addition to LA, Saleh said SU has also established major presences in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Lee said SU’s presence on the West Coast was evident during the admissions process when she tried to sign up for an admissions interview. “I was placed on the waiting list at first because there were so many interviewees, so I think that whatever Syracuse is doing to build a presence on the West Coast, it’s working,” she said. The decision to recruit from outside the Northeast with greater urgency was driven partially by the desire to diversify the learning experience at SU, Saleh said. “Students who come to class with different life experiences, they enhance the type of learning inside the class,” he said. SU also regards itself as a “national institution” and is working to develop a student body that reflects that, Saleh said. High school

“Students who come to class with different life experiences, they enhance the type of learning inside the class.” Don Saleh

vice president for enrollment management

graduation rates have also dipped across the nation. Once those numbers rise in the coming years, more graduates will hail from the Southeast and Southwest due to greater population movement to places such as Texas, California and Florida, he said. Meanwhile, Saleh said he anticipates the population of future 18-year-olds in the northeast and central states to remain stagnant. Saleh said students from farther away are not given preferential treatment over students from the Northeast during the admissions process to create a more geographically diverse student body. Instead, greater interest from students outside the Northeast has resulted in a larger applicant pool, he said. The average GPA of admitted students has also not been compromised and has risen slightly, while average SAT scores have neither increased nor decreased, Saleh said. Though Saleh said he has not yet examined admissions data in the context of SU’s policy on inclusivity, he would not be surprised if greater racial and ethnic diversity has resulted from

increased recruitment outside the Northeast. “One would guess that, because there are a large minority population in those states, we would see more racial, ethnic diversity coming because of that,” he said. Once accepted to SU, Sakthi Sankarraman, a sophomore chemical engineering major from northern California, said receptions for admitted students held by SU officials on the West Coast helped ease his decision to attend SU. “It was a pretty welcoming feeling knowing it’s not just you,” he said. “There (was) a bunch of other California kids coming there.” Though Sankarraman said there are obvious cultural differences between New York and California — such as the word “hella” being mostly exclusive to northern California — his perspective of the United States has broadened. “I’m getting a new perspective of the entire country in general,” he said. If enrollment goals are realized, even more students from farther away, like Sankarraman, will attend SU. Based on enrollment numbers from the last couple of years, the university is on track to reach its goal of enrolling one-third of the fall of 2013 freshman class from regions beyond the Northeast, Saleh said. Said Saleh: “We’re going to always have the Northeast as our foundation, but each year, in the coming years, I think we’re going to see more students from outside the Northeast applying for admission to Syracuse University.”


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At your service By Jon Harris



yracuse University, the largest owner of tax-exempt property in the city of Syracuse, has agreed to help its struggling hometown pay for municipal services with a deal worth $2.5 million over the next five years. Under the voluntary agreement negotiated by Mayor Stephanie Miner, the university will pay the city $500,000 annually from July 1 through June 30, 2016. The agreement was one of three negotiated between SU and the city shortly after students left for the summer break. The university also agreed to an extension of a 1994 agreement in which SU gives about $368,000 per year to the city, which is then distributed to East neighborhood groups. The agreement, originally for 20 years, has been extended through June 30, 2016. The other part of the package is the city’s contract to provide police officers during events at the Carrier Dome. Similar to the controversial contract that expired last year, the new deal calls for the city to pay the first $150,000 per year for officers who provide traffic control. SU then picks up costs after that. The agreement also will last through June 30, 2016. Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president for public affairs, said the new Carrier Dome services agreement is closer to an extension of the old contract, as the new deal does not feature any major changes. Like the old contract with the city, SU must provide the city with an estimated attendance for every Carrier Dome event, which the city then uses to approximate how many police officers to assign. After the event, the university gives the city the actual attendance. The Common Council unanimously approved all three agreements June 20. Though the $500,000 annual payment is not currently earmarked for anything specific, the Common Council’s agenda from June 20 says the money is for “infrastructure improvements.” Because SU has tax-exempt status as an educational institution, the university is not legally obligated to pay property taxes. Still, SU’s real estate holdings are approximately $630 million, said David Clifford, the city’s assessment commissioner. But if the property were fully taxable, the university would pay about $24 million per year, he said. About 51 percent, or $3.8 billion, of the city of Syracuse’s total property base of $7.5 billion is tax-exempt property, Clifford said, adding that he thinks the $2.5 million agreement with SU is a good example that other nonprofits will hopefully follow. Clifford said the heavy presence of tax-exempt nonprofits in the city is both a “blessing and a curse.” “It’s a blessing in the fact that we have these facilities located here in the city — these educational institutions, these medical facilities,” he said. “They’re obviously big employers; they’re economic engines for the city. But on the other hand, it’s also a burden as far as providing city services to large property owners that don’t really pay any property taxes.” Eric Spina, the university’s vice chancellor and provost, said the agreement to pay the city $2.5 million over five years can be attributed to SU’s expanding presence beyond campus and into the city. “Our activities and our footprints were causing the city to incur a level of expense that was really unfair for them to do alone without some support from the university,” Spina said. “Many more faculty and many more students are engaged in projects in the city and this is simply a reflection of what we think is a fair approach.” Spina said the deal came together easily through a series of conversations with Miner, as the mayor did not make a specific monetary demand.

SU agrees to package of deals with city to offset public costs

illustration by emmett baggett | art director “There was never any time when the mayor said, ‘OK. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, and I want X dollars from you because you’re now demanding more services,’” Spina said. The mayor’s office could not be reached to comment. The new $2.5 million services agreement will also help offset some of the costs the city incurs by providing traffic control at Carrier Dome events, said Common Councilor Ryan McMahon. The city will still pay $150,000 a year for police services at the events, but the $500,000 annual payment from SU will leave the city with $350,000 to help balance the cost of public safety and aid in the upkeep of roads and other infrastructure expenses, said McMahon, who calls the expired Carrier Dome agreement a “joke.” “We saved the city a lot of money, and we got a fair deal with the university now, and we’re going to use that as a blueprint to go to other nonprofits to set up these service agreements,” said McMahon, chairman of the Common Council’s Finance, Taxation and Assessment Committee.


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Majors, minors introduced for the 2011-12 academic year By Breanne Van Nostrand Asst. Copy Editor

New majors and minors approved by the University Senate during the past year will be available for the 2011-12 academic year. Beginning this fall, students can pursue an education major that dually certifies them in health and physical education in New York, said Sandra Bargainnier, coordinator of the physical education program. SU is now one of three colleges in New York that offer the degree for dual certification in the state, Bargainnier said. Canisius College and Adelphi University also offer similar degrees, according to their respective websites. No State University of New York schools offer dual certification in health and physical education, Bargainnier said. “The major gives K-12 certification in both health education and physical education,” she said. “It’s tough to get dually certified in New York.” The health and physical education major is “rigorous,” with 16 credits of lab science required, but it is a good degree to obtain in a competitive job market, Bargannier said. A new minor in disability studies is available through the School of Education starting this fall. The 18-credit minor “applies social, cultural, historical, legal, philosophical and humanities perspectives to understanding disability in society,” according to the disability studies website. The newly named David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics will offer a sport hospitality and event management minor this fall, said Carol Roy, the internship placement

“It is not always easy for students to discover different majors and minors because it is difficult to display them all in one place.” Barbara Kwasnik

chair of Curricula Commit tee

coordinator at Falk. The minor is open to students who have a 3.25 GPA and have completed 30 credits at SU, Roy said. The minor brings a focus to event planning that people do not often think of when attending events, she said. Some classes for the minor give hands-on experience in event planning, she said. An information technology, design and startups minor was approved for the School of Information Studies last spring and will be available this fall to all students regardless of major, said Dave Molta, director of the information management and technology program at the iSchool, in an email. “IDS is a great example of cooperation between schools,” Molta said. The minor does not require advanced technology classes, but it has a goal of creating student ventures, Molta said. He said students will develop ideas in IDS courses, learn how to turn them into ventures and possibly land a space in the Syracuse Technology Garden,

where they can work on their venture under the direction of the entrepreneur in residence. The College of Arts and Sciences is now offering an applied mathematics major that enables students to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, said Mary Lerner, assistant dean for communications and public relations for Arts and Sciences, in an email. The program requires students to develop a background in science, economics or engineering, Lerner said. A new integrated learning major, energy and its impacts, has also been introduced by Arts and Sciences this year, Lerner said. An integrated learning major is a program in which a student fulfills the requirements of an independent major along with the requirements of the integrated learning major, she said. Medical anthropology, a new minor in Arts and Sciences, is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the field and prepare them for applied work or research in global health,

Lerner said. The minor is appropriate for students pursuing degrees in the health sciences, international relations or other social sciences, she said. Proposals for new majors and minors are processed by the Senate Committee on Curricula each month, said Barbara Kwasnik, chair of the committee, in an email. They are then presented for approval at a monthly USen meeting, Kwasnik said. “It is not always easy for students to discover different majors and minors because it is difficult to display them all in one place,” she said. Kwasnik said it is important that students utilize planning and advising so they do not miss any requirements to fill. She said: “Plan ahead, get advising, but stretch out and use your own initiative to take advantage of an incredible array of courses and programs.”





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the daily orange

the sweet stuff in the middle

brandon weight | photo editor Sunlight streams through the large glass windows of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. The vast Flaum Grand Hall offers a comfortable setting, perfect for study sessions or socializing.

Cream S of the crop

By Colleen Bidwill and Danielle Odiamar THE DAILY ORANGE

ick of the hungry hoards that pack Ernie Davis dining hall? Want to unwind after a long night of squeezing your way through a swarm of students in search for a decent party? Or maybe you’re in desperate need of a quick power nap. Fear not: We’ve done the grunt work for you. Here are some of the “hidden gems” on campus.

Pulp presents seven lesser-known sweet spots on the Hill

SWEET HANG OUT The Martin J. Whitman School of Management You’ve got some free time in between classes and you’re looking for a place to relax and get some work done. Instead of trekking back to your dorm, take a quick walk to the corner of University Avenue and Marshall Street and enter the

Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Colin Powers, a senior marketing and international relations major, said Whitman is SU’s hidden treasure, offering a comfortable environment that makes it the perfect place to study and pass the time. “It’s definitely the most versatile of all buildings on campus,” Powers said. “There are team rooms for more serious group work, the atrium for more casual stuff and always so many empty classrooms to work in.”

SWEET NAP SPOT Moon Library Craving some sleep? Stroll over to the secluded campus of SU’s neighbor: the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Inside Moon Library, the individual study areas behind the shelves of periodicals are ideal sleeping spots, said Sam Kogon, a junior environmental policy and law major. But he said the most popular location is the basement lounges. “In fact, so many people sleep there that the janitorial

Pulse Performing Arts Series 2011-12 Season An evening with

David Sedaris

PULSE Pulse Performing Arts Series provides SU undergraduates and, in turn, the Central New York community with out-of-classroom opportunities to attend and participate in programs, performances, exhibitions, and events in the performing and visual arts. Pulse is a model program, recognized for quality, diversity, innovation, and collaboration, while it celebrates and expands the cultural climate of Syracuse University. Pulse Performing Arts Series, presented by the Division of Student Affairs, seeks to raise the caliber of cultural programming while increasing the number of participating students. It programs the best offerings of local arts organizations with performances of internationally renowned visiting artists. Admission to Pulse Performing Arts Series events is either free or at a greatly reduced cost. Tickets are available at the Schine Student Box Office – 315-443-4517. For more information on Pulse Performing Arts Series, please call 315-443-2718.

in cooperation with University Lectures

October 11, 6 p.m. Goldstein Auditorium

11-12 Pulse Performing Feature Event Step Afrika! Arts Series

FREE tickets available at Schine Box Office – LIMIT 2 PER PERSON. Ticket holders MUST be in seat by 5:30; tickets will be invalid after 5:30 and doors will be open for general seating, no ticket required. Photo by Anne Fishbein

Step Afrika!

October 27, 8 p.m. Goldstein Auditorium

your cultural connection to campus and the community


Tickets available at Schine Box Office. $5 students with SU I.D.; $16 faculty/staff/alumni/Pulse Partners; $20 general

Syracuse Stage

The Turn of the Screw The Boys Next Door

The Backbeats a cappella February 4, 8 p.m. Goldstein Auditorium Tickets available at Schine Box Office. $5 students with SU I.D.; $16 faculty/staff/alumni/Pulse Partners; $20 general

Adam and Anthony LIVE: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Tickets available at Schine Box Office. $5 students with SU I.D.; $16 faculty/staff/alumni/Pulse Partners; $20 general


Student Pass $15 VIP seating for performances Pulse invitation to post-receptions Your choice of one ticket to Pulse Partner event (Drama, Stage or Opera ONLY)* Subscription Deadline: October 3

Caroline, or Change Red The Brothers Size

SU Drama The Cradle Will Rock Fuddy Meers The Lower Depths Quilters As You Like It Syracuse Opera La Traviata Carmin Burana Madame Butterfly

April 19, 8 p.m. Goldstein Auditorium

Season Pass $60 Step Afrika!, The Backbeats, and Adam and Anthony Live (1 ticket for each performance) VIP seating for performances Pulse invitation to post-receptions Subscription Deadline: October 3

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Faculty/Staff/Alumni Pass $48 VIP seating for performances Pulse invitation to post-receptions Your choice of one ticket to Pulse Partner event (Drama, Stage, or Opera ONLY)* Subscription Deadline: October 3

*Please refer to Pulse Partner Ticket Offers listing at right. Subject to availability at time of purchase.


Famous Artists Disney’s The Lion King In the Heights Les Miserables South Pacific

Limited amount available Tickets available at the Schine Box Office $3 students with SU I.D. (except Famous Artists). $8 faculty/staff (except Famous Artists)


Appleseed Productions Center for Public and Community Service CMAC: Coalition of Museums and Art Centers CNY Jazz Arts Foundation Community Folk Art Center Connective Corridor Cultural Resources Council Department of Drama Erie Canal Museum Everson Museum of Art Famous Artists Broadway Theater First Year Players Light Work/Community Darkrooms Lowe Gallery Malmgren Concert Series Onondaga County Parks and Recreation Onondaga County Public Library Onondaga Historical Association Open Hand Theater Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company RarelyDoneProductions Renée Crown University Honors Program Schine Student Center Box Office Setnor School of Music Society for New Music Student Centers and Programming Services Syracuse Children’s Chorus Syracuse Crunch Hockey Syracuse International Film & Video Festival Syracuse Opera Syracuse Parks and Recreation Syracuse Shakespeare Fesitval Syracuse Stage Syracuse Symposium Syracuse University Art Collection & Galleries Syracuse University Library The MOST The Redhouse The Landmark Theater The Warehouse Gallery University Lectures WCNY Radio Westcott Community Center WRVO YMCA Arts

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steps to take to get your foot in the door Possibly the most common piece of advice you’ll hear from professors, upperclassmen and your parents: “Whatever you do, get involved on campus and meet people.” They have a point. A key factor of attaining success after college stems from what you do while you’re here. So, newbies, let’s get you oriented to finding your professional place at Syracuse University.

Get your papers in order

Update your resume. And if you haven’t already, start crafting a cover letter that highlights your experiences and skills.

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Get noticed

Attend the Local Internship Fair Sept. 21 on the Quad. It’s the premier event for local organizations to connect with SU students about paid and nonpaid internship opportunities in Central New York. You should also check out the Career Fair in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 5 to meet and network with potential employers.

Get involved

SU recognizes more than 300 on-campus organizations including, but not limited to: governance organizations; social and service fraternities and sororities; preprofessional associations; artistic, cultural, religious, and service organizations; and student media groups. Join as many as you can—the more you get involved, the more you’ll learn about where your passions lie.

Get advice

Get to know advisors at the SU Career Center. Also check out the individual college career centers — the counselors there will provide helpful tips that you can use to hone your specific skills.

Get connected

Sign up for OrangeLink, SU’s official career and internship listings website. Current students can log onto MySlice and access OrangeLink under the “Career Services” button. There, you can submit your resume, apply for jobs and receive notifications from companies about recruitment events and interviews. —Compiled by Amrita Mainthia, managing editor,

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staff leaves mints on the sofas,” he said.

SWEET RETREAT Saturday night yoga

There comes a point when a student’s liver needs a break from the parties on campus. Grab a group of friends and head to Archbold Gymnasium for Saturday night yoga at 10 p.m. No experience is required and it helps relieve stress, said Alexandra Curtis, a sophomore broadcast journalism and political science major. “It was nice to step away from the stress of school and step into the relaxation that yoga provides,” Curtis said. She said she plans to invest in a yoga mat and go more often this school year. “Freshmen need to know that it’s a fantastic way to get out and spend time with friends, relax and try something new.”

SWEET CAMPUS CAFE The Warehouse A 10-minute ride on the Connective Corridor shuttle takes you right to this contemporary


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and innovative workspace for design students. On the base level sits The Warehouse Café. It features a bright and modern environment, perfect for a nice meal, said Bryant Osei, a senior networking and security major. “The quality of the meals is really good, specifically the Angus burger. Sometimes I would even order two angus burgers in one sitting,” said Osei, who likes that he can use a meal plan to purchase a cooked-to-order meal and other snacks. “I eventually learned to take advantage of it by using multiple meal swipes to stock up on food for my room,” he said.

SWEET DINING HALL Brockway Dining Center Main dining halls like Ernie Davis Dining Center and Shaw Dining Center can feel stuffy and crowded. Abdou Diakite, a sophomore English major, said Brockway Dining Center offers a more welcoming environment and consistent quality food. Brockway is tucked below its towering neighbors Brewster Hall and Boland Hall, completing the trio better known as “B/B/B.” “You feel like you can hang out there because there’s never a big line or crowd and the staff tries to make everyone as happy as possible,” Diakite said.

SWEET MUSIC VENUE Funk ‘n Waffles The name of this gem explains what it is known for: its live music, open mics and piping hot waffles. Tucked away in Marshall Street, Funk ‘n Waffles has a relaxed atmosphere, said Samuel Taylor, a senior broadcast journalism major. Taylor, who plays

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MOON LIBRARY guitar, bass and keyboard, has performed there for various shows and open mics. He said that besides the benefits of free Wi-Fi and good food, the joint is a great place for aspiring musicians. “For freshman musicians looking to hook up with other players and get a real band going, I would suggest going to open mic nights on Wednesdays to scope out talent or to just relax and hear some good music,” he said. Live band shows perform on average of three days a week, usually Thursdays through Saturdays, and cost $5 to $7, said Adam Gold, co-owner of Funk ‘n Waffles. Funk ‘n Waffles has something for all students, Taylor said. “It gives them something fun to do with a group of friends if they want to dance and hear live music.”

SWEET WEEKEND GETAWAY Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion Whether you can execute a flawless triple-axeltriple-toe-loop combination or glide clumsily while hanging onto the sidewall, tap into your inner child on one of two rinks at the Pavilion while music blasts through the building. The rink is open Fridays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight.? Kaity Wong, a junior marketing major, said the ice skating rink is a good recreational option for students. “I think it is a place freshmen should go,” she said. “It’s not that far from campus, and it’s something fun to do if you have nothing to do on the weekends.”

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Three nifty tips for students on a tight budget



he numbers are big: $37,667 is the estimated cost of tuition and fees for this academic year at Syracuse University, according to SU’s Office of Financial Aid. On top of that, college students will drop an estimated $808.71 on apparel, electronics, dorm furnishings and food, according to a National Retail Federation survey by consumer intelligence firm BIGresearch. Don’t let them scare you — these three loopholes on campus will help you cut costs and keep that cash stashed safely in your pocket.

1. Hitch a ride For students without cars, paying for bus or train fares to head home for the weekend can be pricey, said Greg Boilard, a sophomore communication and rhetorical studies major. As Student Association’s co-chair of the Student Life Committee, Boilard headed the launching of RideShare at the end of last semester. After logging into SyracuseRideShare.syr. edu, students at SU and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry are matched up according to their point of destination, Boilard said. “It’s a easy way to save money,” he said. “And it’s an outlet for students to go to instead of searching around and asking people about rides.” Students can also check out the Share the Fare bulletin board in the atrium of Schine Student Center, said Bonnie Kong, a senior public policy and economics major and SA’s Academic Affairs Committee chair. She added that SA will continue to provide a free shuttle service before the Fall and Winter breaks. The shuttles arrive at Schine on the hour and take students


Mounted atop the slew of concerns in adjusting to campus life, starting classes and selecting a major is staying within a spending limit, said Katie Weisenburger, a freshman undecided major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “I have to be really careful about how much I spend because I’m on a budget,” said Weisenburger, who just got her first debit card a few weeks ago. Here are three tips from SU students, faculty and staff on what you can do to keep that hole in your wallet from burning deeper.

Be a smart swiper

Jennifer Littman, a senior in the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment

to the Syracuse Hancock International Airport and the Regional Transportation Center.

2. Haggle away In February 2011’s Start-up Weekend Los Angeles, a 60-second bout of inspiration gave birth to Zaarly U, an online community marketplace, said Adam Hofmann, director of marketing and community development. After registering, users can request items they need from people in their communities and barter on prices. “If somebody sets a price for a book that’s too low for what you’re willing to give,” he said, “you can counteroffer and say, ‘I have the book, but five bucks is too low. I can give it to you for 15.’” Zaarly U will launch campus representative programs in 20 universities and colleges early September, Hofmann said. The teams of students will act as the eyes and ears of Zaarly U, directing sales, marketing and coordinating events. “The next logical step was to take it to universities because they’re such tight knit communities,” he said. “And Zaarly U is a unique way to connect with other students and also make some extra cash.” The East Coast team plans to create an SU team with the help of Elizabeth Ruscitto, a graduate student at the School of Information Studies. As a mentor for the Syracuse Student Sandbox, Ruscitto presents talks on entrepreneurship, and during her rounds to classes this fall, she will mention Zaarly U and recruit interested students, she said. Zaarly U is ideal for financially savvy students, Ruscitto said. Not only can students post requests for textbooks and class notes, but

Industries, always gets receipts after pulling money from ATMs. However, it can be tricky to keep track of every swipe, she said. At a recent trip to Wegmans, she realized she had spent $18 on a wheel of brie, setting her back two days of allotted money for food. “I was too embarrassed to get out of line so I paid for it,” she said. “But I thought, ‘I can’t eat for the next two days.’” Danielle Emig, a senior magazine journalism major, checks her online bank accounts every day. She has two credit cards: one for travel and one for school supplies. Even if she needs cash right away, she avoids the ATMs in the residence halls to avoid high charge fees. “They charge way too much,” she said. “So I always get cash back when I go to the grocery store.”

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d on w e they can igh t | p ho t o also request help e di t o r for moving, car repairs and even Last fresh baked goods. September, Del“Say it’s your friend’s birthday and you can’t linger stopped by the office’s fair get to Wegmans,” she said. “If someone has a and landed a job as a cashier in the University kitchen on campus, you can ask that person to Bookstore. bake cupcakes for you. That’s pretty cool.” “It helps lighten the burden on my parents so I don’t have to call them as much for money,” As her pocket money for food and groceries Dellinger said. dwindled, Julie Dellinger, a junior public relaStudents can also look for both work-study tions and information management and techand nonwork-study jobs on, nology major, decided to apply for work-study where there are currently 87 job postings, using a form of federal aid based on financial Donabella said. Both on-campus departments need. and off-campus employers — including WestAfter filing a FAFSA form through the Office cott Community Center, SUNY Upstate and of Financial Aid, eligible students are awarded Wegmans — post on the site. Last year, SES a set amount of money that they can earn at employed 6,500 students on campus, Donabella a job through Student Employment Services, said. Manager Camille Donabella said. “We have a priority to support our students On Aug. 29, SES will host an event from 11 in every way possible,” she said. “And one way a.m. to 1 p.m. in Schine 304 A, B and C. Students we do that is by hiring them so they can earn a can fill out I9s, employment eligibility forms paycheck.” and meet with potential employers, including the Carrier Dome and Syracuse Stage.

3. Work it

Seek out freebies

If you have a car on campus, David Holcomb, a junior broadcast journalism major, recommends the Ostrom Lot for free parking. Last year, Holcomb lived on South Campus and paid for a parking permit. Whenever he brought his car to Main Campus, he would park at Ostrom and walk to Ernie Davis Dining Center to eat. “It’s right across the street, but it seemed like a lot of people didn’t know about it,” he said. “My friends and I would always park there instead of taking the bus from South.” For students living in off-campus apartments, Shakira Smith, a junior information studies major, suggests browsing Hip2save. com to nab coupons for school supplies and groceries. Some of the coupons are

giveaways and samples, she said. “The most recent freebie I got was a pack of Tide stain release booster packs, which can be pricey.”

Consult outside source

SU students can seek personal financial advising through “I Otto Know This,” a program launched in Spring 2010, said Kaye DeVesty, director of financial aid. Students can make appointments with financial counselors to learn about their loans and get tips on budgeting and managing money. For students who prefer tracking their spending on their own, Mitch Franklin, assistant professor at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, recommends three online money management sites:, budgetworksheets. org and

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Downtown destinations Off-campus locales cater to eclectic tastes


For the music junkie

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ou’ve scoured Syracuse University’s campus, discovering all the hidden gems the school has to offer. What’s next? Maybe you’re a record-collecting maven looking to score some rare vinyl, or you’re a self-proclaimed foodie in the search of good restaurants. Whether you’re looking for the next statement piece to add to your closet or love jumping into a mosh pit at live shows, your new favorite place might be just a few blocks off campus.

For the fashionista

If you’re into the old-school feel of vintage clothing or just trying to get on board with latest fashion trends, Armory Square’s Modern Pop Culture is a boutique worth checking out. “I carry styles that are in style as well as some classic items,” said owner Nathan Schafer. “There’s something for everyone as well as for all occasions.” Schafer also takes pride in maintaining an atmosphere meant to be more like “hanging out with shopping on the side.” The unique selection available at Modern Pop Culture will keep fashionconscious SU students happy, and the prices will keep their purses from feeling too light, Schafer said. “Prices are very affordable,” Schafer said, “People tell me that it’s cheaper to shop here than at other vintage stores they’ve been to.”

Located in the heart of Armory Square, The Sound Garden may not have an impressive exterior, but it offers a unique music buying experience, said sophomore biology major Mikala Stubley. “It’s just a brick façade covered with upcoming album posters,” Stubley said. “But when you’re inside, you encounter aisles and aisles of fresh music and movies.” Since 1997, the independent record store has packed its shelves with an eclectic variety of albums for all listeners. “You can find CDs from that band you were into in 8th grade but could never find outside of iTunes,” Stubley said, “Or that obscure side project by your favorite band you were looking for.” Bands and artists touring through the Syracuse area also frequent the indie-vibed warehouse, stopping by to snap pictures and sign autographs for fans. It’s a feature that seals the deal for Stubley. “What more could you ask for in a record store?”

For the coffee house lounger

Boasting a health-conscious vegan menu, Strong Hearts Café on East Genesee Street brings something new to the table. “Strong Hearts is a great place to eat if you’re looking to go somewhere slightly off the beaten path,” said Maya Kosoff, a sophomore magazine journalism major. “It’s not exactly college cuisine, but it’s close enough to campus and affordable.” The café’s specialty is its 20 varieties of milkshakes, named after various musicians and other inspirational figures by the Strong Hearts crew. Kosoff said the menu offers something for everyone. “I’m not vegan myself,” Kosoff said, “But I swear by their fake BLT and Carl Sagan milkshakes.”

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Want to immerse yourself in ‘Cuse culture? Check out these events to find out what makes this city tick.

Festa Italiana! Syracuse

Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 18 Downtown Syracuse Free Taking place in front of City Hall, the Italian cultural festival will include bocce competitions, chef demonstrations, multiple live-event stages and over 25 local food vendors.

Westcott Cultural Fair

Sunday, Sept. 18, noon to 6:30 p.m. Westcott Street Free Syracuse’s Westcott neighborhood will celebrate 20 years of cultural diversity with a daylong celebration, including a parade, visual and performing arts, food and activities geared toward students returning to the neighborhood.

Badlands Music Festival

Saturday. Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25 1007 E. Fayette St. $3 per day, $5 for both days Badlands Music Festival will showcase 15 local punk and hardcore bands spanning two days of concerts. It will include a “Yardcore Hardsale” on Sunday for fans to buy, sell and trade old albums and shirts.

For the foodie

Students don’t have to travel far for a taste of south-of-the-border cuisine. Westcott’s intimate Alto Cinco offers a modern spin on classic Mexican dishes, including burritos and enchiladas. “Everything is always fresh, and the food never disappoints,” said Alex Falck, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. “It can get a little cramped at times, but it’s worth it.” Falck said Alto Cinco flaunts a perk for SU students: delivery to campus. “If you don’t want to deal with all of the hustle and bustle, you can just get food delivered to your dorm,” he said. “This place is definitely worth checking out.”

12th Annual Jewish Music & Cultural Festival For the concert-goer

Situated on Thompson Road, alternative music venue Lost Horizon attracts 16- to 24-year-old music-lovers, said Syracuse Shows booker Matt Dunn. He said they aim to find bands that people truly want to listen to. “We started as kids, we work for the kids, we listen to the kids, and we entertain the kids,” Dunn said. “From us, to you. Together, we succeed. “ Dunn said this fall’s slate of shows lineup includes bands New Found Glory and The Acacia Strain.

Sunday, September 25 Jewish Community Center of Syracuse (5655 Thompson Road) Free This year’s Jewish Music and Cultural Festival will include live performances by internationally recognized artists in celebration of the upcoming Jewish New Year. It will also showcase local foods and arts vendors.

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Myriad routes transport those craving to explore off-campus attractions


By Karin Dolinsek ASST. COPY EDITOR

et’s face it: you’re not thinking about classes quite yet. You want to explore Syracuse and scope out the local hot spots. Chances are buses will be your main mode of transportation. Bus services operating on and around Syracuse University’s campus can take you anywhere from South Campus to Carousel Mall. Deciphering the bus lines can be daunting for first-time riders, so here’s a breakdown of some routes Centro offers.

On-campus routes Centro, a Central New York Regional Transportation Authority company, operates all SU lines. One connects SU’s North and South campuses. These regular transit routes operate in “free-fare” zones, allowing students to board for free with a valid SU ID. SU shuttles traveling on campus leave from College Place.

#144 Winding Ridge

operates Monday through Friday, but not on weekends.

#244 Slocum Heights The second route traveling to South Campus on weekdays.

#344 South Campus

#340 Drumlins

The in-between routes

Travels from College Place to Drumlins, where golf and tennis facilities are available to students.

An urban revitalization project started in March 2005, the Syracuse Connective Corridor offers the best of both worlds. Leaving from College Place, its shuttles travel within the “freefare” zone and transports students to downtown Syracuse.

Off-campus routes

This route replaces the shuttles traveling to Winding Ridge and Slocum Heights on weekends and daily after 9 p.m. It departs in 20-minute intervals instead of every 10 minutes.

Students looking to shop or catch the train home for the weekend can take these off-campus bus lines. Keep in mind that these buses leave from University Place in front of Bird Library. Students must pay $2.00 fare.

#44 Manley

#50 Carousel Mall

This route takes students to Manley Field House for sports practices and games and to the Comstock Art Facility, which houses offices and studios for all departments within the School of Art and Design.

It is a simple way to go shopping. It also stops at the Regional Transportation Center, where trains and buses depart daily to in-state and interstate locations.

#143 Quad Shuttle

It is a convenient line for shoppers headed to Shoppingtown Mall. The bus also stops at Fayette and Salina streets downtown.

The route connects Irving Avenue Garage (Brockway, Brewster, Boland and Sadler dorms) to College Place and Ostrom Avenue.

#30 Westcott

#443 The Warehouse and Armory Square This route offers express service from College Place to Armory Square and The Warehouse in downtown Syracuse, operating from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. every day. This route offers quick transportation to off-campus venues, such as Syracuse Stage, the Landmark Theatre and the Museum of Science and Technology. Other stops include Archbold Gym, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Archbold Theatre and the Syracuse Center of Excellence.

One of the two routes to South Campus. It


Heading home from a late night at the gym, a midnight study session at the library or a party that ran into the morning hours? Oncampus shuttle escorts take late-night travelers home safely.

Shuttle 44

It runs from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday through Saturday. Shuttle 44 is a free service available to SU students, but it does not operate

to the areas covered by Centro buses, such as Manley Field House, South Campus, University Village or Park Point Apartments. To have a shuttle dispatched to your location, call DPS at 443-SAFE (7233).


It provides free transportation from campus for students living off-campus. It runs daily from 8:15 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. To use the shuttle, you must sign up in the Students for Community Safety office at 019 Watson Hall. This program works on a first-come, first-serve basis and students cannot

reserve a spot on the shuttle. The route depends on the number of passengers (up to ten) and their destinations, as the shuttle does not operate on a fixed route. This escort service also does not operate to areas covered by Centro buses.

Late Night Orange Express

It is a shuttle service operated by Caz Limo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 3:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. It operates two routes: to South Campus (covers Flint and Day halls, Manley Field House and South Campus) and to Sadler Hall, Lawrinson Hall

and the Brewster/Boland/Brockway Complex. The service is free and runs from the College Place bus stop.

For information on transportation Parking and Transit Services Centro Connective Corridor

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Attention freshmen: Time to let loose, take risks

ast week, I asked an older associate at my summer job what advice he would give to incoming college freshmen. My colleague, a thirtysomething married man with a house, a dog and all the trappings of a responsible adult, answered without hesitation: “Five years later, you stop caring about all your ugly hookups at two in the morning. So go nuts,” he said. “Eventually, they all turn into great stories.” Now, I don’t want you or your parents hovering nearby to get the wrong idea. I do not condone or encourage dumb, risqué behavior for the sake of a funny story. So you can tell Mom and Dad to stop worrying and to let you read in peace. I’ll wait. … Are they gone? Good. I wholeheartedly agree with my colleague. Well, maybe not the part about getting with as many uggos as possible, but the general sentiment: Don’t hold back from doing crazy things because you’re afraid you’ll regret it later. Chances are you won’t. You see, no freshman year is complete without at least 20 ridiculous stories that involve terrible decision-making and their comically bizarre consequences. If you fall

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f*** it, we’ll do it live short of that mark, you’re just not trying hard enough. Or you’re an architecture major. Same difference. Listen, you’re about to enter a world of freedom with hardly any consequences. As long as you exercise the minimum amount of common sense necessary to avoid real danger, you’re golden. Take it from me. After three years, six semesters and countless adventures at Syracuse University, my only regrets are the crazy things I haven’t done. For instance, I’ve never gotten a tattoo, played strip poker with the pep band’s percussion section or frolicked through campus buck naked while singing the Oscar Meyer Weiner song and blowing kisses at strangers. And now I’ve only got one more year to accomplish both, plus get that degree thing my parents keep bothering me about. (Can you buy one of

those at Wegmans?) On the other hand, when I look back at my numerous college accomplishments, I have no regrets whatsoever. The list is glorious: dominating the pong table with a professor as my partner, stealing a piece of clothing from every member of the basketball team and enduring a beat-down by Otto the Orange in front of all my friends. (Oh, and I did frolic through campus buck naked. But I was singing “Thriller,” not the Oscar Meyer Weiner song.) So, I challenge you, SU Class of 2015. Break through the shackles of high school adolescence and embrace the utter lunacy and childishness that comes with being a college “adult.” As long as your shenanigans don’t land you in prison for more than a night, you won’t regret a thing. May you have a happy and productive freshman year. I hope to frolic with you sometime at a Syracuse city precinct holding cell. Just don’t be singing “Thriller.” That’s my bit. Danny Fersh is a senior broadcast journalism major and his column appears every Wednesday. He would like to thank his sister Rachel for helping him make this piece as tasteful as possible. Also, if you see Otto the Orange, tell him Danny graduated already. He can be reached at dafersh@ syr. edu. Follow Danny on Twitter at @ fershprince.

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Aug. 25, Carrier Dome, 9:45-11 p.m.

This year’s Home to the Dome is hosted by SU football legend Floyd Little and designed to introduce new students to SU athletics and the “Loud House.” It’s also the only time to be a part of the Class of 2015 official photo.

The Great New York State Fair

Aug. 25 through Sept. 5, New York State Fairgrounds

One of the largest state fairs in the United States, this annual farmers’ exposition is a 12-day showcase of entertainment featuring rides, games and concerts.

Feel the Pulse

Aug. 27, Downtown Syracuse

Students visit Armory Square, the heart of downtown Syracuse and check out venues along the Connective Corridor. Free buses will depart from Schine and Goldstein student centers.

SU Football vs. Wake Forest Sept. 1, Carrier Dome, 8 p.m.

Labor Day weekend will kick off with an SU football game at home in the Dome. It’s the first time since 1989 the Orange will play a home game on a Thursday night.

Service of Remembrance and Hope Sept. 11, Hendricks Chapel, 2 p.m.

This interfaith service will commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11.

Juice Jam

Sept. 11, Skytop Field, doors open at 3:30 p.m., music at 4 p.m.

Buses will bring students from main campus to Skytop Field for the eighth annual Juice Jam, which will feature Grammy-nominated rapper B.o.B., Swedish electronic artist Avicii and an unannounced opening act.

University Lecture Series

Sept. 27, Hendricks Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

This yearly series kicks off with a lecture titled “Making the Invisible Visible” by Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA, senior correspondent for “Now” on PBS and host of “Maria Hinojosa: Oneon-One.”

Career Fair

Oct. 5, Carrier Dome, 1-5 p.m.

The largest career fair offered at SU gives students the chance to meet employers from all types of industries, businesses and government agencies

Parents Weekend

Oct. 21, Syracuse University

Parents Weekend serves as the official welcome and informational session for parents. A number of activities around campus are planned to introduce parents to the university.

Orange Central

Nov. 10-13, Syracuse University

Orange Central, or Homecoming, is an annual celebration of class reunions, special group reunions and homecoming all rolled into one exciting weekend.

Men’s basketball vs. Fordham Nov. 12, Carrier Dome, 7 p.m.

Join thousands of fans in the first men’s basketball game of the 2011-12 season.

Fall Break Nov. 20-27

For the first time in SU history, the university administration has instated a weeklong Fall Break that includes Thanksgiving. —Compiled by The Daily Orange staff, pulp@

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Aug. 25, Carrier Dome, 9:45-11 p.m.

This year’s Home to the Dome is hosted by SU football legend Floyd Little and designed to introduce new students to SU athletics and the “Loud House.” It’s also the only time to be a part of the Class of 2015 official photo.

The Great New York State Fair

Aug. 25 through Sept. 5, New York State Fairgrounds

One of the largest state fairs in the United States, this annual farmers’ exposition is a 12-day showcase of entertainment featuring rides, games and concerts.

Feel the Pulse

Aug. 27, Downtown Syracuse

Students visit Armory Square, the heart of downtown Syracuse and check out venues along the Connective Corridor. Free buses will depart from Schine and Goldstein student centers.

SU Football vs. Wake Forest Sept. 1, Carrier Dome, 8 p.m.

Labor Day weekend will kick off with an SU football game at home in the Dome. It’s the first time since 1989 the Orange will play a home game on a Thursday night.

Service of Remembrance and Hope Sept. 11, Hendricks Chapel, 2 p.m.

This interfaith service will commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11.

Juice Jam

Sept. 11, Skytop Field, doors open at 3:30 p.m., music at 4 p.m.

Buses will bring students from main campus to Skytop Field for the eighth annual Juice Jam, which will feature Grammy-nominated rapper B.o.B., Swedish electronic artist Avicii and an unannounced opening act.

University Lecture Series

Sept. 27, Hendricks Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

This yearly series kicks off with a lecture titled “Making the Invisible Visible” by Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA, senior correspondent for “Now” on PBS and host of “Maria Hinojosa: Oneon-One.”

Career Fair

Oct. 5, Carrier Dome, 1-5 p.m.

The largest career fair offered at SU gives students the chance to meet employers from all types of industries, businesses and government agencies

Parents Weekend

Oct. 21, Syracuse University

Parents Weekend serves as the official welcome and informational session for parents. A number of activities around campus are planned to introduce parents to the university.

Orange Central

Nov. 10-13, Syracuse University

Orange Central, or Homecoming, is an annual celebration of class reunions, special group reunions and homecoming all rolled into one exciting weekend.

Men’s basketball vs. Fordham Nov. 12, Carrier Dome, 7 p.m.

Join thousands of fans in the first men’s basketball game of the 2011-12 season.

Fall Break Nov. 20-27

For the first time in SU history, the university administration has instated a weeklong Fall Break that includes Thanksgiving. —Compiled by The Daily Orange staff, pulp@

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Then and now

Get ready for the 2011-12 seasons by looking back at last year’s brightest moments and what lies ahead Get out to a game

What you missed


Football | Dec. 30, 2010

Men’s basketball | March 20, 2011

Men’s laccrosse | May 22, 2011

Syracuse defeats Kansas State 36-34 in the Pinstripe Bowl to capture its first bowl title since 2001. Delone Carter takes home MVP honors.

SU falls to Marquette 66-62 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, ending the season for the Orange (27-8).

Unseeded Maryland upsets Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. It was the last career game for the winningest senior class in school history.

Softball | May 20, 2011

Men’s basketball | June 1, 2011

Football | July 29, 2011

The Syracuse softball team wins its firstever NCAA tournament game by defeating Louisiana State. The Orange went 1-2 in its second-consecutive tournament appearance.

Syracuse center Fab Melo is arraigned in Syracuse City Court on a misdemeanor charge of fourth degree criminal mischief.

Wide receiver Marcus Sales is arrested and faces felony drug charges when drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in his car after the vehicle ran a red light.

Men’s soccer | Oct. 6, 2011

Men’s lacrosse | Aug. 7, 2011

Volleyball | Sept. 24, 2010

The Syracuse men’s soccer team upsets No. 24 Colgate 3-2 in overtime on a game-winning free kick goal by midfielder Mark Brode. It was the Orange’s only home win of the season last year, and its first at the SU Soccer Stadium under new head coach Ian McIntyre.

Logan Tousaw, a sophomore defender on the SU men’s lacrosse team, and Eric DeJohn, an incoming freshman to the lacrosse program, are arrested along with another 18-year-old for vandalism in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The Syracuse volleyball team defeated Georgetown 3-1 on the road to extend its record to 17-0, the best start in program history.


Volleyball Who: Sacred Heart Where: Women’s Building When: Aug. 26

Field Hockey Who: Monmouth Where: J.S. Coyne Stadium When: Aug. 27


Men’s Soccer

Football | Sept. 1, 2011

Football | Sept. 17, 2011

Men’s basketball | Nov. 12, 2011

Syracuse football opens its season under the lights on Thursday night against Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Wake Forest. The Orange looks to build off last season’s Pinstripe Bowl victory.

Doug Marrone and the Syracuse football team head to Los Angeles to take on Southern California in an early-season marquee matchup. SU hasn’t won a game on the West Coast since 1967.

Jim Boeheim begins his 35th season as Syracuse men’s basketball head coach when the Orange hosts Fordham in the Carrier Dome. The game will mark the debut of three freshmen: Rakeem Christmas, Michael CarterWilliams and Trevor Cooney.

Football | Oct. 21, 2011

Men’s basketball | Feb. 25, 2011

Field hockey | August 27, 2011

Friday night lights! West Virginia comes to Syracuse for a Friday night football game that will be played on ESPN or ESPN2. The Orange and the Mountaineers battle for the Ben Schwartzwalder trophy, which SU won last year for the first time since 2001.

Syracuse participates in ESPN’s College GameDay production when it travels to Storrs, Conn., to face Connecticut. The last time the Orange was on College GameDay was Feb. 27, 2010, when SU hosted Villanova.

The Syracuse field hockey team opens its season at home against Monmouth at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange has not lost a regular season Big East game since 2008.

Men’s soccer | Oct. 8, 2011

Women’s basketball | December 2011

Men’s lacrosse | February 2011

Quentin Hillsman and the Syracuse women’s basketball team will have some nice trips out of Syracuse in December, as the Orange is scheduled to play tournaments in Hawaii and Las Vegas.

You won’t have much time to settle into your dorm before Syracuse’s sports teams start playing. The Orange volleyball and field hockey teams both open their seasons at home this weekend. Here’s a look at the home openers for Syracuse’s fall sports, as well as the first men’s basketball game:

Who: Wake Forest Where: Carrier Dome When: Sept. 1

What’s next

Second-year head coach Ian McIntyre and the Syracuse men’s soccer team will face a stiff test when they travel to Louisville. The Cardinals were the national runner-up last season.


Syracuse lacrosse will open its season with a very different team to the one that lost in the NCAA quarterfinals last year. The Orange lost nine critical seniors who were a part of two national championship teams.

Who: Canisius Where: SU Soccer Stadium When: Sept. 1

Women’s Soccer Who: Providence Where: SU Soccer Stadium When: Sept. 18

Ice Hockey Who: Clarkson Where: Tennity Ice Pavilion When: Oct. 14

Men’s Basketball Who: Fordham Where: Carrier Dome When: Nov. 12


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Five observations on coaching and players after SU football’s Ernie Davis scrimmage Saturday at the Carrier Dome By Michael Cohen


On Saturday, the Orange conducted its Ernie Davis scrimmage inside the Carrier Dome. The day began with special teams work, followed by a controlled offense versus defense game. Just about everyone on Syracuse’s roster saw at least a few plays, though some of the bigger names received significantly less playing time. Antwon Bailey took part in the first series of the game and never touched the football. Chandler Jones, Mikhail Marinovich and Marquis Spruill got about 15 snaps each. One key player not participating in the scrimmage was wide receiver Dorian Graham. He sat in the first row of the bleachers and communicated with his teammates throughout the game. No stats, no official score, no players of the game from Saturday’s action. So here are five quick impressions of what I saw out of the Orange:

2. Syracuse might not have as much trouble replacing Rob Long as we thought.

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1. Doug Marrone seems to be following through on his plan to try and create more big plays. Quarterbacks Ryan Nassib, Charley Loeb and John Kinder all took shots down the field in the passing game. The highlight of the scrimmage came on the first series when Nassib hooked up with junior wide receiver Alec Lemon for a 79-yard touchdown up the middle. Lemon showed a nice burst of speed to outrun the safeties. Freshman wide receiver Jeremiah Kobena was also the target on several deep

After struggling mightily through the first few weeks of camp, Shane Raupers and Jonathan Fisher are arguably the two top performers in Saturday’s scrimmage. They both booted a handful of 45-yard punts that had impressive ball flights. Early on, both punters struggled to kick with the desired spiral and distance. But in facing a rush from the scout team, both performed well. None of the punts were less than 40 yards, and a couple of punts came close to reaching the 50-yard plateau.

3. Deon Goggins is stepping up at the defensive tackle spot. Right from the beginning, Goggins showed that he came to play. On the second series of the game, he stuffed running back Jerome Smith on back-to-back plays with jarring hits. The 6-foot-1, 272-pound defensive tackle impressed the media with his ball-hawking ability. He broke through the offensive line easily to make contact with Smith. Goggins, senior Cory Boatman, sophomore Jay Bromley and freshman Eric Crume could make a nice rotation at the interior line positions.

4. Adonis Ameen-Moore can run the ball. I’ve been anxious to see this guy run the ball. At 5-foot-11, 244-pounds, I wanted to see


just how physical of a player he was. And I wasn’t disappointed. On his first few carries he demonstrated an ability to absorb the blow from defenders and push forward. He seemed to constantly fall forward in a Delone Carter-esque manner. He’s just a load to try and bring down.

5. Ritchy Desir seems like a ballhawking player. Of all the freshmen, I was very impressed with Desir. He picked off a pass — one of four interceptions of the day for the SU defense — and seemed to be around the ball at all times. He showed the ability to crash down on running plays and wasn’t afraid of contact. He’s a cornerback for the Orange and with Keon Lyn still out with a dislocated shoulder, it would appear that he made the most of his chance to impress the coaches with his energy.; @DOsports

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Two players arrested for vandalism By Michael Cohen and Mark Cooper The Daily Orange

One Syracuse men’s lacrosse player and another signee set to begin his freshman year at Syracuse University were arrested on Aug. 7, according to the Lake Placid Police Department Media Report. Logan Tousaw, a sophomore defender for the Orange, and an 18-year-old male from Clifton Park, N.Y., were arrested in Lake Placid at 5:31 a.m. and charged with third-degree criminal mischief, attempted petit larceny, fifth-degree conspiracy and reckless endangerment of property. The 18-year-old, whose name was omitted given his youthful offender status, faces additional charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a forged instrument. After his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a forged driver’s license that said he was older than 21. Eric DeJohn, an incoming freshman to the Syracuse lacrosse program, was arrested at 9:40 a.m. on the same charges as Tousaw. “We are aware of the situation and will continue to handle the matter internally,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said in a statement released Aug. 10 by SU Athletics. According to the report, police responded to a complaint of three males breaking into cars in a residential neighborhood. It was determined that the three men damaged multiple vehicles. They also went inside unlocked vehicles and stole items. Damage was as varied as broken rearview mirrors to broken windows, dents and scratches. The three men also broke glass in the roadway of the neighborhood. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending, according to the report. It urges residents of the Hillcrest Avenue, Acorn Street and Nash Street areas in Lake Placid to check their vehicles and property for any missing or stolen items and possible damage. The report states that all three men were arraigned in the Town of North Elba before Judge Dean Dietrich and released after posting a $1,000 cash bail. Tousaw, who attended Syracuse-area Corcoran High School before coming to SU, redshirted last year for the Orange. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defenseman was ranked as the No. 58 overall recruit and the No. 16 defenseman by Inside Lacrosse in last season’s freshman class. He made The Post-Standard’s All-Central New York First Team his senior year of high school. DeJohn is a member of Syracuse’s incoming freshman class. The Jamesville-DeWitt High School graduate was named All-CNY player of the year in 2010 by The Post-Standard. He attended Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y., last season as a postgraduate and signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Orange last November. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound attack scored 195 goals and 62 assists in three seasons for Jamesville-DeWitt. A previous version of this article ran on on Aug. 9.

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Syracuse reflects on winningest season in program history By Ryne Gery

Asst. Sports Editor

After her Syracuse team swept Louisville to close out the regular season, head coach Leigh Ross couldn’t help looking past the Big East tournament. Ross was already excited for the NCAA tournament. Her team had worked the entire season with the national tournament in mind. And with that postseason prize less than two weeks away, Ross reiterated her team’s ultimate goal. “We want to be top of the Big East, but we want to be a powerhouse in the country,” Ross said May 8. “We want the country to recognize who we are.” Though Syracuse is not a softball powerhouse yet, the Orange took a step toward that goal with its first-ever NCAA tournament win over Louisiana State on May 20. SU was eliminated from the tournament after two consecutive losses to Texas A&M and LSU the next day, marking a disappointing end to the best season in program history. Despite failing to achieve its goal to reach the super regionals, SU established a new program standard for success while chasing that goal. The Orange set a program record with 45 wins,

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Miller and Givens in downtown Boulder, Colo., at 3:30 a.m., according to the article. The victim said one of the men punched him in the face, and the two ran off with his wallet and cellphone. Police believe Miller threw the punch, according to the article. “When things happen around you in a negative situation, you have to turn them around into an educational experience for everyone else,” Marrone said. “I informed the team that any questions that they get about those situations or incidents to refer

“Again, we have some orders of business that we have to take care of first. Obviously, Marcus Sales and Jonny Miller, at this point, are suspended from the football program.” Doug Marrone

Syracuse head coach

them to me, no matter how outside the realm they may be.” Sales, a senior wide receiver, faces felony drug charges following his arrest July 29. Neither Sales nor Miller were in attendance for the media day event. Gulley, however, was in attendance. The sophomore running back who suffered multiple stab wounds in the early morning hours of July 29 appeared on the field with his teammates, in uniform. He did not wear pads but did jog around. Marrone said the team was excited Gulley was healing from his injury and that it would be seven to 10 days before Gulley could participate fully in practice. “He’ll be on the field with us doing every-

shattering the previous mark of 36 wins in 2006. Along the way, the team earned its first national ranking in program history and repeated as Big East tournament champions. After SU won the conference championship and made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 2010, expectations coming into this season were high. Ross and her players wanted to gain national recognition for the program instead of being viewed as a surprise Big East champion from the year before. Outfielder Lisaira Daniels said the team made great strides since last season when it went 32-26. And she said after beating LSU 3-0 at the College Station Regional, the country should now know about Syracuse softball. “We’re not just a Cinderella story anymore,” Daniels said in a phone interview following the team’s elimination. “We’re definitely a team to be reckoned with, and we definitely put ourselves on the map with the win yesterday.” Ross said the program’s transformation from a mediocre side within the Big East to an NCAA tournament qualifier was the result of hard work and dedication. SU put in the extra time at practices and workouts throughout the last four years to reach that next level. SU ace pitcher Jenna Caira acknowledged

her teammates’ work ethic and support as a big part of her individual success. Caira set multiple program records and led the Big East in every major statistical pitching category en route to a 35-11 season in the circle. Caira said she was proud of everything the team accomplished. And in addition to turning heads nationally, she hopes the Syracuse community has noticed the program’s success. “Hopefully, Syracuse, our town and our city, they all know that we have a softball team because we are a good team.” Caira said. She added, “I wouldn’t want to be in any other circle other than Syracuse University.” Caira, who just completed her junior season, will be among eight returning starters next season. SU only loses two starters. Third baseman Hallie Gibbs and outfielder Rachel Helman both graduated. Jasmine Watson, who batted .253 with nine home runs and 26 runs batted in, returns as well. Ross said the regional in College Station, Texas, was a valuable learning experience for her team. The head coach said the atmosphere at the Aggie Softball Complex for SU’s matchup with the host, Texas A&M, was intimidating. The Aggies had a large and loud fan base supporting them all weekend, while Syracuse had

thing with us, but as far as his full availability, it will be within probably seven to 10 days,” Marrone said. “We look forward to his return to the field and him being very productive for us as a player,” Sure enough, Gulley was back on the field for the Orange in preseason camp and had a strong set of practices once he returned, both as a running back and special teams return man. A 19-year-old Syracuse resident was arraigned Aug. 4 in Syracuse City Court in connection to the assault, according to an article published online Aug. 5 by The Post-Standard. Kivon Davis was accused of felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Davis is out of custody, according to the article. When asked if the recent distractions will affect SU going forward with training camp, Marrone said they can pose problems as the team tries to win football games. But he stressed that the team’s preparation and work ethic remain the same as it tries to compete for a Big East championship. “I think a lot of times in life, as long as you know that you’re doing everything possible to do the right thing, then we’re OK. There’s no need to defend ourselves,” Marrone said. “I truly believe that in my heart. “But I have the philosophy of distractions. I think that distractions can take away from your focus and your energy to win football games, and that is a concern.”

Marrone played on the offensive line during his career at Syracuse from 1983-85. He has also been an offensive line coach during several stops in his career, including Georgia Tech, Georgia and the New York Jets.

Adkins out with undisclosed health problem In his opening statement, Marrone also revealed offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Greg Adkins would be away from the team for the start of preseason camp with a health issue. Marrone would not specify what was wrong, but he did say that he will be working with the offensive line while Adkins is out. “Coach Adkins has a medical situation that he’s out with,” Marrone said. “It’s not life threatening. Obviously, we look forward to his return. The responsibility of coaching the offensive line now is with me.”

about 20 fans make the trip to Texas, Ross said. She thinks her players will be able to adjust better to that situation in the future. “We got a lot of kids that will be coming back next year that got opportunities to be in that game and get the feel of that next level,” Ross said. “That’s where we belong is that next level, and we’ll be back next year, and we’ll handle things a little differently.” Daniels said she has put the NCAA tournament losses behind her. Though disappointed, she said the team played up to its capabilities and ended the season satisfied. Rather than focus on the end of this season, Daniels looks forward to next season. After improving from last year to this year, she expects even more progress. Though Ross said the team won’t set goals for next year until after the 2011 fall sessions, she said the goal will be to go further in the NCAA tournament. And Daniels thinks all the pieces are in place to make that happen. “If we get better during the offseason and get better as a group,” Daniels said, “nothing’s going to be able to stop us.” A previous version of this article ran on on May 23.

Adkins returned to work for the Orange Aug. 10. A previous version of this article ran on on Aug. 5.


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To accomplish this goal, SU must defend its home turf. The team’s poor performance at home last season was partly to blame for its fourth-place finish in the Big East. The Orange went 0-4 against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents and only defeated Football Champi-

“We’re trying to build this football team and make our home so much of an advantage for us that really, 12th man, it doesn’t become just a cliché, just a marketing term, but it’s the truth.” Doug Marrone


onship Subdivision teams Maine and Colgate in the Carrier Dome. The head coach said he recently spoke with his players about how winning at home is integral to the greater goals of the program. With four Big East home games this year, SU’s home improvement could make or break the season.

“We’re trying to build this football team and make our home so much of an advantage for us that really, 12th man, it doesn’t become just a cliché, just a marketing term, but it’s the truth,” Marrone said. Players were in line with Marrone’s edict. Wide receiver Dorian Graham said while he’s looking at the smaller objectives — improving each day, developing better timing with SU’s quarterbacks — the bigger goal is competing for the Big East championship and subsequent Bowl Championship Series berth. Freshman running back Adonis AmeenMoore, who committed to Syracuse in December after the team’s 7-5 regular season, said he’s excited to be at SU to be part of the next step. And Orange wide receiver Van Chew, who will likely assume the team’s No. 1 receiver role, said putting together consistent campaigns is that next step. “Our goal is to compete for the Big East and just keep every year going, just like last year with going to a bowl,” Chew said. To compete in the conference, SU will need an inexperienced defense that is riddled with uncertainty to step up. The Orange graduated two starting linebackers, both its starting cornerbacks and its top three defensive tackles. The current SU depth chart includes a freshman, Dyshawn Davis, starting at linebacker, and a starting cornerback, sophomore Keon Lyn, who missed the beginning of the season after being sidelined with mononucleosis and played on special teams after returning. Syracuse ranked seventh in the nation in total defense last season. While expectations

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“Our goal is to compete for the Big East and just keep every year going, just like last year with going to a bowl.” Van Chew

and wide-open as any in the country. Every team has a shot to earn the BCS berth that comes with the conference title. But Marrone said to “compete” for the Big East title, not to contend or to win. And SU has a lot to accomplish before it can achieve his goal, he said. “I’m excited about getting this thing started,” Marrone said. “We have a lot of work in front of us to get where we need to be to be able to compete for the goals that we have in front of us.”


as a whole are higher, defensive coordinator Scott Shafer said expecting a young defense to improve much from what the defense posted last season is tough — especially one that only returns five starters from 2010. But he said last year’s success serves as motivation for this year because it sets a precedent for those stepping into the shoes of graduated players. As the team shoots to be competitive in the Big East every year, Shafer wants to see his defense aim to be ranked among the best in the nation year in and year out. “Any time you have a defense that’s a top-10, -five, -six, -seven defense in different categories, is it realistic to say this group can cut that in half? Probably not,” Shafer said. “But is it realistic to say that the bar’s been set and that we want to fi ght our butt off to be competitive every year, to be to the point where we are a top-20 defense? And that’s hard to do. … And that’s the challenge we have, we want to try and do that.” All eight coaches at Big East media day Aug. 2 agreed that the conference is as competitive A previous version of this article ran on on Aug. 5.

STACKING UP On its way to winning a bowl for the first time since 2001, Syracuse finished fourth in the Big East conference. The team thrived on the road, winning five of its six games away from the Carrier Dome. In 2011, SU hopes to compete for the Big East title and winning at home will be a big part of achieving that goal. Here’s a look at last year’s Big East standings: TEAM

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