Campus News: Multimedia Belt

February 19, 2018 - 10:17am
The artist visited Syracuse University to talk about her new solo exhibition,"Kiki Smith and Paper: The Body, the Muse, and the Spirit,” featured at SU's Shemin Auditorium.

Kiki Smith, one of the most engaged artists of her generation, tackled themes dealing with the representation of the female body and the AIDS epidemic, originally wanted to be an artist that made items to sell at Macy’s. With five Venice Biennales and a mention in “TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World” under her belt, it is safe to say that Smith’s influence has extended outside of her dream of a department store, which she eventually rejected.

October 29, 2017 - 10:42am
In her farewell address at the end of her last term as the mayor of Syracuse, Stephanie Miner addressed some of the city's most sensitive issues.

Politicians can have a reputation for being indirect, but Syracuse’s Mayor Stephanie Miner combatted that at her farewell address on Friday in Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

October 29, 2017 - 10:21am
After a week of events honoring the 35 fallen Syracuse University students who died on the Pan Am Flight 103 attack, the 2017 Remembrance Scholars gathered in front of the Hall of Languages to reflect on the lives they have been honoring this week.

On October 27, 2017 at 2:03pm, the exact time Pan Am Flight 103 exploded, the annual Rose Laying Ceremony commenced at the Remembrance Wall in front of the Hall of Languages. This is the final event of Syracuse University's 2017 Remembrance Week.

October 19, 2017 - 10:26am
When an illness going around Syracuse University requires quarantine, it can sound scarier than it actually is.

Syracuse University has no plans to shut down campus no matter how many cases of mumps that break out. The reason? The mumps virus is not a life-threatening illness.

Though highly contagious, mumps is an “easily containable disease,” according to SU's Office of Health Services website. Vaccinations and healthy habits can severely limit the outbreak.

"There is no reason to leave campus and no reason to be alarmed,” the site says.

October 12, 2017 - 9:44am
Professor Margaret Voss works with professor Stephen Teale to preserve the endangered Darwin's finch while continuing her work as a professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

One sunny afternoon, Margaret Voss examined several bird nest boxes with her colleague in the backyard of his home in Fabius, New York.

“They’re home to any species that wants to move in,” Voss said as she unscrewed the small wooden door to a box. As they peered inside, they commented on the appearance of the nests briefly before moving onto the next one. The scene unfolded like any two bird enthusiasts enjoying a day outdoors.

October 9, 2017 - 6:06pm
As an answer to Christopher Columbus Day, Indigenous People's Day celebrates the peoples native to the United States of America.

In 1992, a State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry freshman named Neil Patterson Jr. was sitting in his dorm when his roommate rushed in visibly upset. It was the 500th anniversary of Columbus arriving in South America and Patterson’s roommate had just witnessed students beating an effigy of Christopher Columbus hanging from a tree.

“He said, ‘Neil, I could totally understand you doing this, but why are they,’” Patterson recounted.

October 3, 2017 - 11:00pm
In Syracuse University's second installment of University Lectures this fall semester, David Greene lectured and answered questions about the profession of journalism in an increasingly volatile and digital landscape.

NPR "Morning Edition" and "Up First" podcast host David Greene spoke in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday night on topics ranging from his proudest moments in journalism to the lack of sleep he gets to fake news.

September 27, 2017 - 10:56am
Local high temperature records were broken this week but will be cooling off as soon as tomorrow.

Syracuse in late September, a once picturesque fall setting, has recently experienced a heatwave with temperatures that have not been seen in over a century.

While warm weather is scarce in Syracuse especially once fall rolls around, the recent heatwave has upended some students’ expectations for the season.

“I definitely wasn’t expecting it coming into Syracuse," forensic science freshman Kyla Reitzel. "I also don’t like how we don’t have AC."

Other students have stronger feelings on the unseasonably warm weather.

September 10, 2017 - 11:29pm
Faegan's, DJ's On the Hill, and Harry's report more student drinkers this semester after demolition of the two popular South Crouse Avenue bars.

Surrounded by chaos, conversations blend into well-known singalongs. Nothing is discernible except the glint of a coin being tossed high in the air. The chatter is all-consuming between Syracuse students of all years.

August 28, 2017 - 3:54pm
The first day of class reveals differing hopes, fears and expectations for an SU Freshman and Senior.

As the hustle and bustle of the first day of the school year winds to a close, Jared Birchmore and Victoria Muriel are thinking very different things. Both students at Syracuse, they have a home in common, but little else. Muriel, a freshman hoping to major in anthropology, has barely been on campus a week, while Birchmore, a double major in sociology and citizenship and civic engagement, is beginning his fourth and final year at the university.