Sean O’Keefe G’78, the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at the Maxwell School, was chosen by the White House to serve as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.


College of Law Dean Daan Braveman will step down from his position at the end of the 2001-02 academic year and return to teaching. Braveman became the college’s dean in 1994 after having served as an SU law professor since 1977.


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Douglas Holtz-Eakin, SU Trustee Professor of Economics in the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences, was named chief economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. The three-member council analyzes and interprets economic revelopments, appraises government programs and activities, and advises the president on national economic policy.


Women’s lacrosse player Stacey Brown ’01 was named first-team All-American by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association. Brown, a defender, is the Orangewomen’s first player to earn first-team All-America status.


In Memoriam

Doris Soladay, a longtime member of the athletics department, died May 9.
     Soladay served as a physical education instructor from 1960 through 1980 and was SU’s first and only director of women’s athletics (1973 to 1982). When the men’s and women’s athletics departments merged in 1982, Soladay became an associate director of athletics for business management and team services. Soladay, who retired from the University in May 1995, was also one of the founders of Orange Plus.
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Light Work director Jeffrey Hoone, right, gives a tour of the new Robert B. Menschel Media Center to SU Trustee Robert B. Menschel ’51 and his wife, Joyce, left, and Virginia Denton, director of SU’s Office of Design and Construction. The center, funded by a gift from Menschel, was dedicated in May and features expanded facilities and new equipment for Light Work, Community Darkrooms, University Union TV, and WJPZ-FM.

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Marshall Street is looking dapper these days, thanks to the completion of the second phase of the Crouse-Marshall Street renovation project in August.
     Work began on phase two in May. Sidewalks and the street surface along Marshall Street were finished with bricks. On South Crouse, utility poles were removed and underground lines were installed along both sides of the street, and, where needed, new concrete sidewalks were laid. On both Marshall and South Crouse, trees were planted, and new benches, bicycle racks, and trash receptacles were installed.
     In addition, the street surface at the South Crouse-Marshall intersection was redone in brick, a new bus shelter was built along South Crouse, and information kiosks were installed on South Crouse and at the corner of Marshall Street and University Avenue.
     The project—designed to revitalize the Hill business district—is a cooperative venture among SU, the University Hill Corp., and the Crouse-Marshall Business Association.
      The first phase was accomplished through a $1.85 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secured by U.S. Congressman James Walsh of Syracuse. Walsh obtained an additional $1.93 million in HUD funding for phase two.

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