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March 26, 2014 - 10:07am
After returning from treatment and rehab for bulimia, Rachel Rifkin has voiced her struggles and is now looking to create a network to help others tackling similar issues.

Expensive treatments have helped Rachel Rifkin gain control of her eating disorder during college. Before she graduates from SU in two months, she hopes to have laid the groundwork for something just as valuable: a network of students who will be able to talk to — and support — each other.

She is working on that now, with help from a local group.

March 26, 2014 - 9:38am
The third University Lectures speaker performed multiple acts Tuesday night, challenging listeners to think critically about social issues and about grace.

Hendricks Chapel was filled with laughter and applause from students and adults Tuesday night as actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith, one of the last guests of the University Lectures series this semester, performed.

Bringing a fresh perspective to the stage, Smith challenged the audience to think critically about the “world of transition” we are all living in. Focusing on themes of twilight, or in-between, moments and aspects of grace, Smith engaged the crowd with her physical presence and sense of humor.

March 6, 2014 - 8:12pm
SU's new First Lady has kept busy by getting to know students, faculty and her surroundings since joining the Syracuse community.

“If you stand still, you get run over.”

During Dr. Ruth Chen’s time as a Staff Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, this quote hung over a fellow researcher’s door frame, and it is a motto she takes seriously.

February 13, 2014 - 11:07pm
An increasing number of students facing food insecurity receive support from a collection of goods right on campus.

Kenny knows the maximum amount of snack wraps he can buy at the Schine Dining Center without going over his budget. If he buys two wraps, he will fill his stomach and will only have to pay three dollars. Kenny, who asked that his full name not be used for privacy reasons, adds that because he “knows the wrap lady,” she will pack his wrap full with food. 

February 12, 2014 - 10:19am
Student parents continue to have trouble finding affordable childcare beyond SU's crowded facilities.

Graduate students with children navigate a complicated trifecta of professional, student and parent.

At Syracuse University, they struggle to find daycare, facing an array of obstacles. SU operates two daycare centers that meet only a fraction of the need. There are reservations about using centers not directly affiliated with the university. Student parents lack a formal network, and have also struggled to organize and advocate for themselves – adding to a communication gap with the university.

February 12, 2014 - 10:19am
Field supervisor Billy Fletcher arrived just in the nick of time to rescue Officer Stan Prue, who was struck by lightning.

The night began like any other for Billy Fletcher. The field supervisor was hanging out in the Syracuse University Ambulance quarters talking with the other responders when the call bell went off.

Fletcher arrived on the scene at south campus to see officer Ed Weber pounding on the chest of his partner Stan Prue. With each thrust, a puff of smoke protruded out of Prue’s motionless body.

February 10, 2014 - 11:30pm
Alaska native Allison Baker faced many hurdles before and after her acceptance to Syracuse University.

Allison Baker has been facing every challenge that college has thrown at her.

The international relations freshman has been using Syracuse University’s resources to assist her through her first year in college. As a first generation student from the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, Baker's unusual path to college started when she applied.

February 6, 2014 - 10:06am
More than 200 members of Syracuse University's marching band took part in the Super Bowl pre-game performance.

For many Syracuse University students, there was little that could top the excitement of the SU-Duke basketball game last Saturday night.

But for members of SU's marching band, that was merely a warm-up for what was likely the biggest performance of their musical careers: Super Bowl XLVIII.

Mere hours after what many are considering to be one college basketball team’s all-time best game, members of SU's marching band were back at the Carrier Dome.

February 3, 2014 - 4:34pm
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association marked the start of the Year of the Horse with performances in its annual gala.

Syracuse students, faculty, staff and community members ushered in the Year of the Horse with food, song and dance.

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association welcomed the Lunar New Year on Friday with its annual Spring Festival Gala. The gala is one of CSSA’s biggest events of the year and sold over 300 tickets. The event brings the University and the larger Syracuse community together through the shared celebration.

January 20, 2014 - 5:23pm
1,900 people gathered at the 29th annual event in the Carrier Dome featuring Freeman Hrabowski, a university president who marched with Dr. King in the 1960s.

A university president who, at 10 years old, marched for civil rights with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called on Syracuse students in the Carrier Dome Sunday to “find a way to help” ensure that all children have the opportunity for a high quality education.