WHO SAID IT: Chancellor or Man Yelling on Marshall Street?

Our bespectacled Chancellor Kent Syverud is known as much for spouting off odd musings as he is for systematically sucking fun out of college campuses. But Kent’s strange yet entertaining ramblings may remind you of another beloved, off-kilter individual – the man who yells on Marshall Street. See if you can figure out which one of these Syracuse icons said what!

1. “You must repent. Oh, must you repent! Repent for your partying which leads to sin which leads to damnation which leads to hell! Turn, turn, turn only to the party of Christ!”


Kent. This view was uttered by the Chancellor in a press meeting announcing his disapproval of the Princeton Review’s ranking of Syracuse University as the #1 party school.


2.  “John 3:16”


Kent. After being announced as the new chancellor, Kent was seen holding a sign sporting the famous quote at Syracuse basketball games.


3. “Are flames what you want? The innocent shall be saved but the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”


Kent. Kent included this paraphrasing from the book of Revelations during his speech to freshman at this year’s Home to the Dome.


4. “Homosexuality is a sin!”


Kent. This zesty zinger was buried in the middle of Kent’s infamous “Deer vs. Bear” email. Don’t feel bad if you missed it, it was a ways down!


5. “We have to ensure that no matter what, a strong education is preserved and fostered. Children are the future and as long as we can get them a safe environment that promotes learning and growth, the future will be bright.”


Man yelling on Marshall Street. These inspiring words were spoken by the Marshall Street regular just after 5 AM on a Thursday.