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March 22, 2017 - 11:27am
Stressed out over the housing lottery? Here are some tips on how to get through it.

Syracuse University’s housing lottery starts Wednesday, which means students need to figure out where they want to live on-campus next year. Whether you just want to get through your two-year housing requirement, or want to live in a dorm before going abroad, deciding on housing can be stressful. But don’t worry – The NewsHouse has got you covered with these tips:

March 22, 2017 - 9:10am
Donald Trump’s presidency has prompted a new challenge for professors: how do they address politics in the classroom?

Albrecht Diem can get his Syracuse University students to talk about the early Middle Ages and ancient Greek mythology. But when he brings up President Donald Trump and the new administration, they do not say much.

March 9, 2017 - 6:22pm
Barbara Jones wants her home-sharing service StayBillety to foster meaningful relationships between hosts and guests.

A Syracuse University professor is joining the sharing economy with her budding homestay service that she hopes will fulfill a demand left unanswered by Airbnb and other competitors.

March 7, 2017 - 10:37am
It took getting fired, a mattress from Craigslist and hard work to create the famous photo blog.

Getting fired from his job as a bond trader in Chicago was a good thing for Brandon Stanton.

He had been clinging to feeling prestigious, rooted from his insecurities about dropping out of college, working at Applebee’s and eventually completing his degree. Getting fired meant Stanton was free to pursue photography, a passion that led him to creating the popular blog Humans of New York.

March 6, 2017 - 11:29am
Distinguished visiting professor Cherríe Moraga sat down with NewsHouse reporter Shradha Rao to discuss feminism, cultural issues and how to find the beauty in anger.

Award-winning playwright and author Cherríe Moraga lectured at Syracuse University for two weeks as the 2017 Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor. The NewsHouse sat down with the Chicana, feminist scholar to talk about how she found her voice as a writer, the importance of intersectionality and her role as an educator.

February 25, 2017 - 11:53am
The past week brought unseasonably high temperatures and sunshine to the Central New York region.

During the winter months those on the Syracuse University campus normally walk briskly in puffy coats to get to a warm destination as soon as possible. Yesterday, these same people strolled around campus taking in the unusual February weather.

On Thursday, Syracuse set a new record daily high with temperatures reaching 69 degrees. Friday’s weather tied the all time February record high set on Feb. 19, 1981.

February 2, 2017 - 6:32pm
At least 200 Syracuse University students and faculty members gathered at the Life Sciences Complex to show solidarity for refugees.

When Nedda Sarshar graduates from Syracuse University in May, the odds of her parents seeing her lead the Class of 2017’s procession as Senior Class Marshal are unlikely. 

Her parents, who are Iranian refugees, will probably stay back in Canada, fearing what would happen to them if they tried to travel into the U.S. in light of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration.

“This s---, it’s going to get worse,” Sarshar said. “We keep resisting, never getting used to it. This is about standing up to hate.”

January 30, 2017 - 4:21pm
On Sunday evening, members of the SU community gathered at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner to reflect on overcoming life's adversities.

J.R. Martinez has endured through many challenges: he has served in the Army, starred in a soap drama and won Dancing with the Stars. But just looking in the mirror was once one of the hardest things to do when a roadside explosion during his tour in Iraq left 30 percent of his body burned.

“I asked myself why. Why do I look like this, why did it happen to me and of course I didn’t know why,” Martinez said, who was only 19 when the explosion happened.

January 25, 2017 - 6:14pm
During an open community discussion surrounding sexual assault on campus, SU administrators discovered a second Title IX complaint at the university.

Syracuse University discovered a second Title IX complaint Wednesday, while attorneys from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights met with students and faculty members on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the current policies on handling sexual assault.

December 5, 2016 - 6:51pm
A screening of the film "13th" on Friday allowed students to share their thoughts about racial discrimination and the Presidential election.

Syracuse University’s Pre-Law Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) held a screening of the Ava DuVernay-directed documentary 13th on Friday night. The film, displayed in 114 Hall of Languages, was followed by a multi-part discussion about the film and its content.