November 17, 2009 - 1:33pm
See the conversation on Twitter (#IraGlass) as the popular host of 'This American Life' speaks at Syracuse University.

Following are the Twitter updates from Ira Glass' lecture at Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 17. To join the discussion, add #IraGlass to your Twitter updates.

November 13, 2009 - 5:45pm
The SU community honors victims of one of its darkest days during the annual ceremony for the Lockerbie, Scotland, tragedy.

Eric Coker and Jason Coker were students, twin brothers and witty jokesters. This is how Barbara Primeau describes her sons.

On Dec. 21, 1988, a terrorist bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 103, claiming the lives of her two sons and 268 others.

Twenty-one years later, members of the Syracuse University community joined together on a sunny Friday afternoon in bittersweet remembrance of the 35 students who died on Pan Am 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.

November 5, 2009 - 8:09pm
Hefner speaks on her experience in the magazine industry, pornography and the demographics of Playboy.

Playboy is pornography? Not according to Christie Hefner.

Hefner, the former CEO of Playboy and daughter of its robe-wearing founder, Hugh Hefner, visited the Syracuse University campus Wednesday and Thursday. She shared insights from her experience in the magazine industry during a public lecture on Wednesday and later spoke to The NewsHouse about pornography and the demographics of Playboy.

Check out coverage of Christie Hefner's speech on Nov. 4 at Syracuse University.

November 4, 2009 - 10:47pm
Former CEO Christie Hefner, daughter of the world’s most infamous man-about-town Hugh Hefner, helped transform Playboy the magazine into Playboy the brand.

“You’re never entirely sure where your life is going to take you,” Christie Hefner said.

Despite her goal to attend Yale University for graduate school, Hefner agreed to begin working at Playboy.

Christie Hefner delivered a public lecture in Newhouse on Wednesday about her insights gained from more than 30 years working with the company her father, Hugh Hefner, founded in 1953.

October 29, 2009 - 12:35pm
The Windows Project features installations designed and created by artists in the SU community.

Students entering Hinds Hall now will notice a colorful change inside the classrooms and along the main hallway.  Wednesday, the iSchool unveiled eight new commissioned artworks as part of the Window’s Project, created by members of the Syracuse University community after months of preparation.

October 27, 2009 - 12:19am
Born without arms or legs, SU alum John Robinson tells his story about facing life's challenges.

John Robinson recalled how most of his college days at Syracuse University were spent waiting in lines.

“In college, you’re always waiting in lines,” Robinson said. “Waiting in line for the movies, waiting in lines for games, for textbooks. And my view of everything [while I was in lines] was people’s butts.” 

One day, Robinson was waiting in a backed-up line when a lady behind him yelled, “Hey! If you got off your knees, the line would start moving a lot faster!”

October 21, 2009 - 12:36pm
Mock accident on SU campus aims to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving.

A drunk driver crashed Wednesday on University Place next to the Pan Am Memorial, killing one pedestrian and injuring two others.

Though this tragic turn of events seems like freak accident, no one was actually harmed.

The two “injured” pedestrians were Syracuse University students who walked away from the scene and the dead pedestrian: a plastic dummy. 

October 21, 2009 - 11:54am
Commentary: Khaled Abu Toameh spoke with grace and honesty about the Arab-Israeli conflict that affects people worldwide.

Khaled Abu Toameh spoke in the Hegenhan Auditorium in Newhouse III on Monday afternoon, drawing about 75 enthusiastic listeners. 

It was refreshing to hear a presentation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that seemed honest. Khaled Abu Toameh had a journalistic feel to the way that he spoke – he did not try to solve the problem of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and admitted when he didn’t know the answer. In essence, he was a reporter on and off paper.

By Amy Su
October 20, 2009 - 2:16pm
Buddhist monks spent more than 30 hours creating an intricate sand mandala in Eggers Hall at Syracuse University.

Buddhist monks Lobsang Tashi and Dhondup Gyaltsen spent more than 30 hours creating an intricate sand mandala in Eggers Hall at Syracuse University.

Then, at the end of the five days, they lifted a vase of water and poured it over their creation — destroying everything in moments.

October 14, 2009 - 7:30pm
SU students react to 168 new surveillance cameras placed near the entrances and exits of campus residence halls.

Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety recently completed a long-term project to bring 168 surveillance cameras to campus residence halls and one academic building.

While the cameras are constantly rolling, DPS dispatchers are not always monitoring the footage.  If a crime occurs near an SU dorm, DPS officials will check the tape and see who has been hanging around the building.