January 25, 2014 - 5:14pm
Students and guests argued the pros and cons of banning tobacco from the campus in the Campbell Debate.

With temperatures in the single digits Thursday night, only the brave beared the cold to attend the Campbell Debate on establishing an on-campus smoking ban at Syracuse University.

January 21, 2014 - 2:45pm
The New York senator detailed an agenda to help women in the workplace and expand the middle class.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke about strengthening women’s rights in the workplace in a policy speech at The Maxwell School on Friday.

“The key to creating a growing economy and to building a middle class that can thrive in this century are women,” Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said. “Without a doubt, given a fair shot, women will ignite our economy and lead our middle class revival.”

January 15, 2014 - 9:54pm
In his first days, Kent Syverud has visited the Student Sandbox, dined at Schine Dining Center and invited an information management and technology senior to Saturday's SU-Pitt basketball game.

In an email Wednesday afternoon, Kent Syverud informed the SU community of what he’s been up to during his first few days as chancellor –- and he’s been busy.

December 9, 2013 - 11:50am
SU Public Safety investigating graffiti messages in neon orange spraypaint found Monday on Eggers and Newhouse buildings

UPDATE: 4 p.m., Monday.

A person interested in making a mark took to the can early Monday morning, vandalizing Syracuse University buildings with orange spray paint.

Associate Chief of the Department of Public Safety John Sardino said that officers discovered the markings early this morning.

November 15, 2013 - 2:25pm
Gresely's major focus on the Student Association as a whole led him to become the first SA president elected to serve three consecutive terms.

Syracuse University and ESF students were provided with a tough choice this fall, and with three excellent candidates for president of the Student Association, the race was close. Duane Ford's platform focused on tuition, academic advising and diversity; Boris Gresely focused on reforming SA, reconnecting with students and redirecting SA’s focus; and lastly, Ivan Rosales directed his platform toward diversity, student engagement and academic excellence.

October 11, 2013 - 10:25am
This year's Remembrance Scholars held a five-person panel in which scholars, professors and local reporters reflected on reporting of Pan Am Flight 103 Thursday night for a packed Watson Theater.

Photographers and reporters flashed cameras and stuck voice recorders in the faces of sobbing students at Hendricks Chapel. It was just hours after news broke 25 years ago that Pan Am flight 103 had exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 – including 35 students returning from SU's study abroad program. Members of the media were just beginning to descend on the campus.

October 9, 2013 - 1:25pm
The outgoing school chancellor announced Wednesday that she will "step away from oversight of the day-to-day operation of the University."

In a letter addressed to the Syracuse University community, Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced that she will "step away from oversight of the day-to-day operation of the University" in her final months as chancellor.

These plans are effective as of Monday, Oct. 14.

At tomorrow's regularly-scheduled Executive Committee meeting, Chairman Dick Thompson will recommend that Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina be appointed Interim Chancellor, also effective next Monday.

September 19, 2013 - 11:00pm
Hundreds packed Hendricks Chapel to remember the longtime SU Athletics staffer and Onondaga Community College athletic director who passed away suddenly.

The air was still inside Hendricks Chapel Thursday, just before the memorial service for Rob Edson began. There was scuffing of soft-soles and dress shoes on granite steps; exhaling of charter buses, signaling the arrival of dozens from the Syracuse community to pay respects.

Hendricks Chapel dean Tiffany Steinwert described Edson as “a man of great integrity, loyalty and love,” adding that longtime  Syracuse University Athletics staffer and Onondaga Community College's athletic director since 2011 “exemplified the type of person we all strive to be.”

August 27, 2013 - 8:28pm
A Jersey girl finds herself surrounded by a giant swarm of gnats after a long second day of class. Hilarity ensues.

I had a long day. Don’t get me wrong – it was a fulfilling “day two” of learning and getting back into the swing of things, but it was also an early-to-leave, late-to-return kind of Tuesday for me.

I was walking from Newhouse 3 towards the bus stop, tired, hungry and catching up on some text replies, only glancing up every now and then to admire the beautifully sunbathed buildings that lay atop our wonderful hill.

August 26, 2013 - 1:55pm
Several agencies respond to emergency calls from student witnesses.

The SU hill was abuzz Monday as students made their way to their first classes of the semester when a professor unexpectedly collapsed outside of Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC) Hall around 11:30 a.m.

Students who witnessed the episode immediately called 911, and within minutes, Syracuse city firefighters and campus emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene near the Quad.

A large crowd of students and professors gathered around, looking on in concerned silence as EMS team members administered CPR and worked vigorously to revive the fallen man.