The Syracuse softball team posted two victories against Penn State Tuesday in a nonconference doubleheader in University Park. The Orange (27-20, 9-7 Big East) won the first game 2-0 and the second by a score of 6-1 to extend its current winning streak to four games. Published on April 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Caira fired her third one-hitter of the season in game one, striking out 13 Nittany Lions with only two walks allowed. Next up for the Orange is a return trip to Pennsylvania to take on Pittsburgh this weekend. Syracuse plays three games against the Panthers, who currently sit fifth in the Big East. The game was deadlocked 0-0 until a two-run blast from third baseman Hallie Gibbs gave Syracuse the lead in the top of the seventh. It was her third home run in as many games. This was the Orange’s first win against Penn State (28-18, 7-7 Big Ten) since 2001. — Compiled by staff writers Michael Cohen and Mark Cooper Head coach Leigh Ross turned to Caira once again to make the start in game two for the Orange. Her dominance continued as she allowed a single hit over five innings, striking out seven while walking one. SU pitcher Jenna Caira picked up both wins for the Orange in her best performance of the season. She threw 12 shutout innings, racking up 20 strikeouts and giving up just two hits over the course of both games. Comments After a weekend series with Connecticut in which the team belted four home runs, the hot bats continued for the Orange. Gibbs and freshman Stacy Kuwik each hit two-run blasts in a four-run fifth inning that blew the game open. Gibbs now leads the team with six long balls, giving her 19 for her career. Facebook Twitter Google+ SU entered the doubleheader 1-7 against Penn State all-time and had never won at University Park.
The USC Libraries’ Special Collections Display in Doheny Memorial Library is featuring a small exhibit, Civil Rights: A View of the Struggle, throughout February in honor of Black History Month.Literary context · The collection includes newspaper clippings and a documentation of Yvonne Burke, a black Congresswoman in the 1970s. – Talia Taniela | Daily TrojanMelinda Hayes, the head of the special collections department, said the exhibit serves to commemorate the black civil rights movement and to give students an understanding of their rights.“Bringing attention to the things that happened [in] the past can relate to the things happening in the present,” Hayes said. “We wanted to honor Black History Month by taking out some of the materials we have in our collections. This shows how far we’ve come from where we were 40 years ago, where we are now and how far we still have to go.”The collection contains a series of newspaper clippings, including some from the Daily Trojan; books by acclaimed writers, such as James Baldwin and the Watts Writers Workshop that date back to 1965; and a thorough documentation of the political life of Yvonne Burke, one of the few black women to be elected to Congress in the 1970s.“It’s easier to get a sense of the importance of the materials when you can gauge them in a physical way rather than through the library catalogue,” said Hugh McHarg, executive director of communications and public planning for USC Libraries.“It’s much more dramatic, in a way, the impact of the kind of stories that exist in any kind of library collection once you see [the display] for yourself.”Cynthia Brass, president of the Black Staff and Faculty Caucus, said exhibits like Civil Rights remind students to reflect on the past.“Even though it’s labeled as the month of February, black history is every day of the year. The month itself gives everyone the change to get a better view and understanding and improve their knowledge about this history,” Brass said. “Getting people to gather as a whole to identify where they’ve gone, where they are and where they need to go — this month enhances all those things. Depending on who it is and their mentality of a recognition of a few great people, this is a month to look at everyone, even if you haven’t read about them in the history book.”