Campus News: Multimedia Belt

May 16, 2010 - 3:46pm
Protesters don’t come to bear; accountability was the major theme of JPMorgan Chase CEO's address.

Jamie Dimon doesn’t mind being held accountable. In fact, he wants to be. For Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., it’s a crucial element of achieving success.

“It is completely appropriate to hold me accountable for those things I am responsible for,” Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., told students in his commencement address. “We all should be held accountable.

May 12, 2010 - 4:46pm
After graduation, Syracuse University seniors will move across the United States and around the world in order to pursue their dreams.

The date has been circled on many seniors’ calendars. For the graduating class of 2010, May 16 marked the end of their academic career at Syracuse University.

For most, four years have come and gone quickly. Now, it all comes down to graduation, when a new beginning occurs. Whether it takes place in new cities, new states or new countries — geographic changes are in store.

May 9, 2010 - 2:32pm
The longtime magazine professor will forever be in the hearts of thousands of Newhouse students.

On Oct. 8, 2008, Bill Glavin shared this advice with the students in his critical writing course: when you write a profile about a person, you have to believe in that person. You have to know what makes them tick, what drives them, and you have to find what he called "the essence" of them.

I believe this about professor Glavin: as a teacher, mentor and friend, he found his way into the hearts of thousands and we are lucky to have known him.

April 30, 2010 - 8:08pm
With more than 3,000 in attendance, the new Mayfest in Walnut Park prevailed, but the Euclid Avenue party lingers on.

Free food and free beer was too much for students to resist during this year’s Mayfest celebration.  

More than 3,000 students showed up in Walnut Park to take advantage of the Syracuse University sponsored Mayfest party on Friday afternoon.  Euclid Avenue, in contrast, remained eerily quiet as a few students lounged outside their houses, quietly playing music, watching Syracuse City Police drive by. 

April 29, 2010 - 9:30pm
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz shares favorites and insights in a packed Hendricks Chapel Thursday.

Vogue. Vanity Fair. Rolling Stone.

These are just a few of the magazines that have featured the work of  the acclaimed photographer and documentarian Annie Leibovitz. She has photographed the Queen and the first family. She has produced images that have become enduring cultural icons in modern America. The Library of Congress has labeled her a living legend.

And on Thursday, she inspired a standing-room only crowd at Hendricks Chapel.

April 27, 2010 - 6:55pm
After 42 years without a new residence hall, the Syracuse campus has three new living spaces within its borders.

One year ago, the skeleton frame of a building stood at the corner of University Place and Comstock Avenue. Today, a state-of-the-art living facility named after one of Syracuse University’s greatest legends stands in that very same spot.

Ernie Davis Hall, which opened in August 2009, is the first residence hall to be built by Syracuse University since Brewster-Boland Hall in 1966. The new dorm is one of a trio of new residences arising throughout the Syracuse campus.

April 21, 2010 - 5:52pm
Spotlight on sustainability: A bright hope for the Syracuse University campus or a fading dream?

All the buzzing widgets, blinking bulbs and electric air coolers in Newhouse I, II and III zapped through 150,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity last July. This is 7.5 times the energy consumed by the average automobile in the year 2000. It's 64 times the total magnetic field energy in all the magnets of the Large Hadron Collider, and 12 times the average yearly single-family home electricity usage.

April 19, 2010 - 2:28pm
Syracuse police monitor Euclid Avenue despite student attendance at SU Showcase events on campus.

It was just another Monday on Euclid Avenue in Syracuse on April 19. Syracuse University students walked to and from class — some dragging their legs — while others quickly darted between slow walkers to avoid being late.  

April 15, 2010 - 7:23pm
Student protests against JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon gain attention from university administration, national media outlets.

The debate over Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s choice for Syracuse University’s 2010 commencement speaker continues to rage on.

After JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon was announced as this year's commencement speaker, a group of students protested the decision and don’t seem ready to cease action any time soon.

April 14, 2010 - 7:52pm
Motivational speaker and activist Omekongo Dibinga crusades to end genocide in Congo.

Omékongo Dibinga clasped his hands and bowed his head for a moment. Then, his voice boomed. “Five million screams falling on deaf ears, fatherless children fathered by foreign soldiers. Homes with no husbands, husbands with no honor,” he recited, filling the basement auditorium in Syracuse University’s Life Sciences building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with verses describing the plight of thousands of Congolese women experiencing sexual abuse as a result of war in the Congo.