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October 5, 2010 - 9:39pm
Daisy Khan raised the interfaith merits of the Cordoba House at Park51 to a packed crowd at SU.

Daisy Khan, an advocate for the controversial Islamic center at Park51 in downtown Manhattan, promoted the interfaith project to more than 300 people at Syracuse University on Wednesday afternoon.

Khan gave her thirty minute lecture, entitled “Why We Should Build Cordoba House at Park51,” to an almost-full Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, an event hosted by the Carnegie Religion and Media Program and the Religion and Society Program.

October 1, 2010 - 4:16pm
Howard and Louise Phanstiel's donation is the second largest ever in school history.

After generating a campus buzz that culminated in a Friday afternoon party for 1,000 on the Quad, Syracuse University announced a $20 million donation that will create academic scholarhips for  middle class students.

The gift from SU alummus and trustee Howard Phanstiel and his wife, Louise, is the second largest donation the university has ever received from an individual, said Vice President of External Affairs Tom Walsh.

The scholarship, beginning in fall 2011, is open to all middle class students who engage in the community and demonstrate leadership.

September 22, 2010 - 9:55pm
Habitat for Humanity hosted the annual event to raise awareness for affordable housing in Syracuse and around the country.

The Syracuse University Quad teemed with activity Wednesday afternoon as Habitat for Humanity kicked off its annual Shack-A-Thon fundraising event. 

“It’s our biggest event of the year,” event co-coordinator and SU sophomore Maureen Finn said. “Everyone is really into it, and especially this year we didn’t start getting orgs until three weeks ago, so this is incredible that they will come out in that short of a time and be fully staffed for three days.”

September 21, 2010 - 9:43pm
The green activist recounts a career of making change in her South Bronx neighborhood.

Majora Carter, acclaimed environmentalist and green activist, challenged her audience Tuesday night at Hendricks Chapel to promote a spirit of environmental equality in their communities. Carter spoke to a crowd of Syracuse University students, faculty and community members that filled the chapel’s lower level for the first speaker in the University Lectures series.

September 20, 2010 - 7:40pm
The chaplain of SU's Historically Black Church ministry sees himself as a “stand-in parent" to students.

The Rev. Rick Hill has seen it many times before: a student comes to Syracuse University fresh faced and naïve from high school, and by the semester’s end he or she is too focused on finding the next good time.

“We have students come here in August and by Thanksgiving they’re unrecognizable,” Hill said. “We just want to reinforce what they came here with and have them go back in (a similar form) as when they got here.”

September 16, 2010 - 11:00pm
SUNY-ESF landscape architecture students join more than 20 other Syracuse residents in the PARK(ing) Day initiative.

Early morning classes can be a hassle and finding a parking spot on Marshall Street is sometimes near impossible.

That situation was even more apparent Friday as a dozen or more SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students took part in PARK(ing) Day 2010 as part of a class assignment.

August 31, 2010 - 12:46am
After a sun-soaked first day of school warmed nervous freshman and relaxed upperclassmen alike, the countdown to May is officially on.

When freshman Justin Hoffman showed up to his calculus class Monday morning, the Carnegie classroom location he scribbled down was completely empty. In fact, it wasn’t a classroom at all –- just some kind of office.

Unfortunately for many of the 3,450 freshmen starting their Syracuse University careers Monday, Hoffman's not alone.

Obviously confused first-years gripped their printed MySlice schedules and campus maps, wandering the paths and searching for building names such as Hinds and Heroy halls. 

August 24, 2010 - 3:46pm
The Rev. Tiffany Steinwert, the first female dean of Hendricks Chapel, is laying the groundwork for the future of SU institution.

In its 80-year history, Hendricks Chapel has never had a female dean. Until now.

Rev. Tiffany Steinwert was appointed in March, making her the sixth Hendricks dean in Syracuse University's history.

June 28, 2010 - 10:17pm
Using glow-in-the-dark sperm, Syracuse University researchers discover the combative nature among sperm cells.

Research at Syracuse University has shed light — literally — on the battle among sperm cells from the time of insemination to fertilization.

In an article published in April's Science magazine, an international weekly science journal, SU biology professors John Belote and Scott Pitnick and research associate Mollie Manier show that war is constantly brewing among sperm cells by using glow-in-the-dark sperm inseminated in female fruit flies.

June 8, 2010 - 7:22pm
ESF's Green Campus Initiative reveals the trash habits of its students.

When an environmentally conscious school has trouble recycling, what do you do? Tell people.