October 18, 2010 - 9:24pm
Six decades later, SU's Class of 1950 returns to reminisce about the campus that changed them.

More than half a century ago, Ed and Elaine London met on a blind date for his fraternity formal. The two returned to campus for a class reunion Friday — on their 60th wedding anniversary.

“It didn’t go anywhere for quite a while,” Ed said of their relationship after his Zeta Beta Tau formal.

“We were both busy,” Elaine chimed in. But after winter vacation, they went on another date. “And one thing led to another,” she laughed.

October 15, 2010 - 7:50pm
Retired NBC national security correspondent Fred Francis, along with other prominent media members, explore cultural diplomacy Friday at SU.

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed 23,000 Guatemalans in 1976, journalist, Fred Francis looked up to see US Air Force planes whizzing in.

He’s never felt prouder, he said. Within 72 hours the US had four field hospitals set up, kitchens and thousands of soldiers on the ground. “We were the good guys then,” Francis said, “We jumped through hoops to help people.”

October 15, 2010 - 7:08am
The E Street Band drummer's adventure has taken him from a child fascinated by the drums to a percussionist with an impressive resume.

Suited up like it was another performance fronting his band on late night TV, Max Weinberg started pounding either side of the podium Thursday night as he explained the origin of his drumming dream to an audience at the Underground in the Schine Student Center. 

 “I was a five-year-old little Jewish kid with an unusual name for the time." he said. "I was Max. My nose was growing faster than I was. I didn’t know anything about Elvis Presley. All I knew was, my two teenage sisters were going crazy with anticipation about Elvis performing on The Ed Sullivan Show.”

October 13, 2010 - 12:21am
Controversial visiting professor passionately discusses feminism and the anti-prison movement Tuesday to a capacity crowd.

Scholar-activist Angela Davis delivered a passionate, thought-provoking lecture on prison abolition to a packed Watson Theater Tuesday evening.

October 12, 2010 - 9:35pm
Kathleen Jamieson takes a hard look at the power of speech and rhetoric in the race for the presidency.

An almost full-house in Hendricks Chapel watched former president Bill Clinton declare once again on the projector screen that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” A second later the audience burst into laughter as the word TRANSLATION flashed onto the screen along with, “Bill Clinton does not define sexual ‘contact’ as relations.”

October 5, 2010 - 9:39pm
Daisy Khan raised the interfaith merits of the Cordoba House at Park51 to a packed crowd at SU.

Daisy Khan, an advocate for the controversial Islamic center at Park51 in downtown Manhattan, promoted the interfaith project to more than 300 people at Syracuse University on Wednesday afternoon.

Khan gave her thirty minute lecture, entitled “Why We Should Build Cordoba House at Park51,” to an almost-full Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, an event hosted by the Carnegie Religion and Media Program and the Religion and Society Program.

October 1, 2010 - 4:16pm
Howard and Louise Phanstiel's donation is the second largest ever in school history.

After generating a campus buzz that culminated in a Friday afternoon party for 1,000 on the Quad, Syracuse University announced a $20 million donation that will create academic scholarhips for  middle class students.

The gift from SU alummus and trustee Howard Phanstiel and his wife, Louise, is the second largest donation the university has ever received from an individual, said Vice President of External Affairs Tom Walsh.

The scholarship, beginning in fall 2011, is open to all middle class students who engage in the community and demonstrate leadership.

September 22, 2010 - 9:55pm
Habitat for Humanity hosted the annual event to raise awareness for affordable housing in Syracuse and around the country.

The Syracuse University Quad teemed with activity Wednesday afternoon as Habitat for Humanity kicked off its annual Shack-A-Thon fundraising event. 

“It’s our biggest event of the year,” event co-coordinator and SU sophomore Maureen Finn said. “Everyone is really into it, and especially this year we didn’t start getting orgs until three weeks ago, so this is incredible that they will come out in that short of a time and be fully staffed for three days.”

September 21, 2010 - 9:43pm
The green activist recounts a career of making change in her South Bronx neighborhood.

Majora Carter, acclaimed environmentalist and green activist, challenged her audience Tuesday night at Hendricks Chapel to promote a spirit of environmental equality in their communities. Carter spoke to a crowd of Syracuse University students, faculty and community members that filled the chapel’s lower level for the first speaker in the University Lectures series.

September 20, 2010 - 7:40pm
The chaplain of SU's Historically Black Church ministry sees himself as a “stand-in parent" to students.

The Rev. Rick Hill has seen it many times before: a student comes to Syracuse University fresh faced and naïve from high school, and by the semester’s end he or she is too focused on finding the next good time.

“We have students come here in August and by Thanksgiving they’re unrecognizable,” Hill said. “We just want to reinforce what they came here with and have them go back in (a similar form) as when they got here.”