first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23. Crimes against propertyAt 7:56 p.m. on Oct. 22, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect roller skating through campus carrying two bicycle wheels and detained him for investigation near Childs Way and McClintock Avenue. The suspect claimed that the wheels were given to him by a friend, but the officers were unable to confirm his story. The officers then confiscated the wheels,  and the suspect was released after being advised that he could claim them with proof of 4:44 p.m. on Oct. 22, a suspect used an unknown substance to write graffiti on the side of a non-USC male’s van at 1289 36th Place. There was no permanent damage.Miscellaneous incidentsat 10:35 a.m. on Oct. 22, a non-USC female reported that she observed a suspect peering into a window of a residence adjacent to hers at 2666 Ellendale Pl. and stated that this was at least the third time she has seen him.  DPS officers responded, locating and detaining the suspect. The suspect was positively identified by the female during a field “show-up,” then was arrested and transported to Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.last_img read more

New networking app launched for alumni

first_imgThe Alumni Association has created an app in addition to the online “Fight Online” networking program to enhance networking for USC alumni. The app was updated in September and is now available for download.Originally, the Fight Online program allowed alumni to connect with other alumni, but it was only available online. Now, the mobile app will allow alumni to connect to it on a real-time, real-location basis. The new app portion will require alumni to sign up for it before being able to use it.Denise Lopez, senior director of alumni relations for the Alumni Association, described new features that are only available on the app.“The mobile app runs in a different way where you can go online and see other Trojans that are in the area,” Lopez said. “It geo-locates other alumni in the area to see if you can connect with Trojans nearby.”The app was created by the same company that developed the Game Day app for USC Athletics to allow for a streamlined process and line of apps for all of the Trojan Family.The app also allows includes special perks for alumni.“You can also search for Trojan businesses, and it will show you all the businesses so you can frequent USC businesses or you can go to the real estate section to see the list of Trojans that are real estate agents,” Lopez said. “Many businesses and Trojans opt in to have special offers for other Trojans only.”These perks would be available only for those using the mobile app.The Alumni Association hopes to have more members download the app during homecoming weekend. Lopez said that as of now, there are almost 3,000 alumni signed up with the networking program and the number is increasing.There have been several initiatives to increase awareness and membership for the new app. Lopez said the university has sent emails to registered alumni, placed posters to entrances around campus, run advertisements in Trojan Family magazine and given presentations about the app to large audiences.According to Lopez, the app will change the way alumni can network.“Before you would have no idea to know if you were sitting next to a Trojan on a bus,” Lopez said.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball legend Pearl Washington dies at 52

first_imgHe was drafted with the 13th pick of the NBA Draft’s first round following his junior season at SU in 1986 by the then-New Jersey Nets. Washington also played for the Miami Heat and only stuck in the league until 1989.Shortly after announcing Washington’s death, SU Athletics released the following video commemorating his life. Related Stories Online fundraiser benefits former SU basketball star Pearl Washington Former Syracuse basketball legend Pearl Washington has died, SU Athletics announced Wednesday morning. Washington, who played at Syracuse from 1983-1986, had been battling a malignant brain initially reported Washington’s struggle with the brain tumor at the end of August. A Gofundme page was started Jan. 20 for Washington by Brandon Steiner, a Syracuse graduate and memorabilia mogul. The page has raised $63,430 as of about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. A vigil was held in September at Hendricks Chapel, where the now-late Father Linus DeSantis said Washington’s condition had been improving.T-shirts had also been sold with “Pearl” scrawled on the front and SU players wore shirts on the bench and during warm-ups throughout this past basketball season. Facebook Twitter Google+ SU head coach Jim Boeheim recruited Washington from Brownsville, New York. Before he got to Syracuse, Washington was well known for his exploits on the blacktop playground courts in New York City. Tim Hardaway, who is credited for his handle, emulated Washington’s crossover, he said in a video for the New York Times.“First off I’d like to start out by saying how much I appreciate all the support for Dwayne Washington, Pearl,” Boeheim said on Jan. 30. “I think the overwhelming support that has been coming forth from everybody is tremendous. There’s no better guy and there’s nobody who has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington so I appreciate all that has been done for him and the thoughts people have come forth with. It means a lot to me. It means a lot to him.”Washington’s signature moment at Syracuse is still played on the video board before basketball games, when he hit a game-winning, half-court buzzer beater against Boston College Jan. 21, 1984. After the shot, Washington famously kept running, right into the locker room tunnel as the student section stormed the court.center_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessica Sheldon | Staff Photographer Published on April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more