Campus News: Multimedia Belt

October 1, 2014 - 10:39pm
The environmental activist and CNN talk show co-host commends students supporting Divest SU ESF for their rally before his lecture.

In his lecture at Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday evening, civil rights and environmental advocate Van Jones called for young people on college campuses to take action.

“There is a new generation — the biggest, most diverse in world history — taking the stage,” Jones said. “When they look at the future we’re giving them, they don’t want it.” The audience gave him a standing ovation after he called for young people to “build a new civilization.”

September 29, 2014 - 4:57pm
The "Queen of All Media" helped dedicate the new Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center For Media Innovation.

A woman who needs no introduction – Oprah Winfrey, the “Queen of all Media,” came to Syracuse University and dedicated the Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center For Media Innovation today.

During her speech in the Goldstein Auditorium, Oprah reigned supreme. Shaking hands, acknowledging the screaming and swooning students with a wave, and taking selfies, she commanded the crowd.

September 27, 2014 - 3:21pm
The SU-SUNY ESF chapter of Habitat for Humanity aimed to raise $6,000 in this year's event.

The shacks in the pop-up neighborhood on the Quad last week may have attracted attention with wild decorations, but the small homes represented a much bleaker reality — 33.6 percent of Syracuse residents lived below the poverty level between 2008 and 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 21, 2014 - 1:36pm
Starting in fall 2015, SU will reduce its number of Posse Foundation partner cities from three to one.

When Shelia Payton graduated Syracuse University in 1970, she left the campus she had called home for four years with mixed feelings.

“I had a great education. I learned a lot. It got me the career I wanted,” the 66-year-old alumna said. “But I never felt that I was part of the university.” 

September 21, 2014 - 12:47pm
Through Emme's initiative, SU is the first U.S. college to bring plus-size mannequins into the classroom.

This fall, Syracuse University became the first U.S. college to stretch its fashion design curriculum to size 12.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) fashion and design department launched its “Fashion Without Limits” program through leading plus-size model and SU alumna Emme's initiative. Through the new yearlong program, students learn to create dresses greater than size 6.

September 17, 2014 - 9:57pm
Students and faculty called on Chancellor Kent Syverud to re-open the Advocacy Center as a safe space.

The sun was shining on Hendricks Chapel at noon as a crowd of people began to gather. Some talked quietly among themselves, while others sat silently on the steps with their homemade signs speaking for them: “Survivors need more choices, not less” and “The AC was a safe space!”

Syracuse University students and faculty gathered on the steps of Hendricks Chapel at noon Wednesday for a Rally for Consent. Organized by the Campaign for an Advocacy Center at SU, the rally attracted representatives from several sponsoring organizations and many non-affiliated student supporters.

By Shi Shi
September 15, 2014 - 12:32am
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted the annual event in Goldstein Auditorium.

With singing, dancing and traditional cakes, the Chinese community at Syracuse University celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend.

The Mid-Autumn Festival Gala, hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, commemorates the traditional Chinese reunion festival each year. It’s one of CSSA’s biggest annual events, selling more than 350 tickets this year. The event brings SU students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger Syracuse community, together through the shared celebration.

By Shi Shi
September 13, 2014 - 7:46pm
A microchip embedded in the new student ID cards means higher prices for replacements.

With the introduction of a new student ID card this semester, Syracuse University students face slightly steeper costs for replacing lost or damaged IDs.

September 11, 2014 - 1:49am
After launching Make Fresh Foods in July, local entrepreneur Nancy Rissler looks toward the future of her recipe-based business.

When Nancy Rissler saw a 15-year-old mother give Coca-Cola to her newborn baby, Rissler was not disgusted or judgmental. Instead, she was inspired. She refers to this experience as a moment that changed the course of her life. This moment instilled a desire in her to teach the world about food and how to nourish one’s body, which launched a career as a certified hospitality educator, Syracuse University professor, food scientist and, most recently, an entrepreneur.

September 7, 2014 - 11:19pm
In the final hurrah before classes pick up pace, music lovers came together for good music, good company and good times.

Some say it'll make you feel like an eager child on Christmas morning. Others claim it's the only good reason to wake up before 9 a.m. on a Sunday. Either way, the 10th annual Juice Jam Music Festival brought music lovers together in a final hurrah before classes pick up pace.