April 6, 2010 - 11:14pm
Children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman stresses the importance of equal access to education for underprivileged youth.

Policies and institutions that neglect youth are creating a cradle-to-prison pipeline that threatens to swallow a generation and weaken the nation, said children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman.

April 3, 2010 - 1:18pm
The Multicultural Fair showcases Syracuse University's diverse student groups through music, food and presentations.

Those in attendance at Thursday’s Multicultural Fair got a taste of the many different cultures on campus — literally and figuratively.

March 26, 2010 - 12:55pm
Syracuse University celebrates the school's 140 years with a carnival-style birthday party.

When you turn 140, you deserve a good party. 

And Syracuse University served up just that for this year's National Orange Day.

March 10, 2010 - 1:51am
National Public Radio's Scott Simon discusses his career as a journalist and the evolving state of the media industry.

Scott Simon knows the state of journalism has evolved from when he started in the 1970s. 

As a young reporter, he covered the Civil War in El Salvador. He drove to where shots were fired, and reported breaking news on the massacre. His job was to tally wartime deaths, and he was told the most accurate method was to count the slaughtered heads.

March 9, 2010 - 9:01pm
NPR’s Scott Simon talks about journalism, health care and powder blue neckties.

In the fast-paced world of 24-hour news media, National Public Radio’s Scott Simon is concerned that something might be getting lost in translation.

“I get really dissatisfied with bromides by people who have an argument all figured out,” he said, “and therefore present just one side of it.”

March 3, 2010 - 10:31pm
'Cities of the Underworld' host Don Wildman recalls Indiana Jones-esque experiences from exploring ancient worlds.

Even after taking the 6 a.m. redeye flight from Los Angeles and running on no sleep, Cities of the Underworld host Don Wildman led students in Maxwell Auditorium on a global trek through thousands of years of history and geography. 

March 2, 2010 - 9:38pm
Founder of WorldChanging.com Alex Steffen spoke at Hendricks Chapel about achieving big green change.

Those in attendance at Hendricks Chapel might have been surprised by the many statistics and studies Alex Steffen rattled off about environmental sustainability Tuesday afternoon. Yet the sometimes counter-intuitive facts he cited all pointed to a common theme: achieving a sustainable future, he says, isn’t about doing things differently -- it’s about doing different things.

February 23, 2010 - 9:47pm
Writer and director of 'Black Dynamite' discusses the creative and racial challenges of the entertainment industry.

Scott Sanders, writer and director of the film Black Dynamite, came to Syracuse University on Tuesday to participate in a Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media with television, radio and film professor Richard Dubin. The free-flowing discussion, held in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse III, focused on the changes in the entertainment industry over the past two decades and on Sanders’s thoughts on opportunities for African-Americans in film.           

February 23, 2010 - 9:21pm
Muhammad Yunus shares his vision of "Creating a World Without Poverty" with a receptive Hendricks Chapel crowd.

The man of the hour strolled down the aisle shaking hands and posing for pictures with the astounded crowd as he approached the stage. This scene may sound reminiscent of a Hollywood red carpet or political rally, but the star Tuesday night wasn’t a celebrity — he was an economist.

Muhammad Yunus, a world-renowned Nobel Peace Prize winner, has that effect on people.

Audience members sat elbow-to-elbow in the Hendricks Chapel pews to hear Yunus recall his journey.

February 23, 2010 - 2:33pm
World-renowned economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner shares how his business model can be utilized for academics and crisis relief.

Muhummad Yunus is changing the world and challenging the status quo one person at a time. Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, created the Grameen Bank in 1983 to eradicate poverty through micro-lending in his native Bangladesh.

The premise? Give money to poor women to start their own businesses and emerge from poverty by their own hands. Yunus calls this new way of thinking the social business model.