Campus News: Multimedia Belt

August 29, 2016 - 10:11am
Students return to campus with newly constructed walkway replacing University Place.

Students are breaking in the University Promenade on the first day of classes after a summer of construction.

The $6 million project officially opened about a week ago and is the first project under the Campus Framework initiative, a series of projects committed to the beautification and restoration of SU's campus. The promenade stretches from the S.I. Newhouse School complex to Bird Library.

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm
Although underrepresented in many science and technology fields, undergraduate SU women are stopping at nothing.

When asked about the challenges for female students in science and technology fields, Sharon Alestalo is quick to mention "molehills" of disadvantages.

The program director for Syracuse University's WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) said researcher Virginia Valian accurately described how women find it difficult to break into male-dominated fields.  

May 13, 2016 - 9:55am
More than 5,000 members of the Syracuse University class of 2016 received diplomas.

Sunday marked the 162nd Commencement at Syracuse University. Donald E. Newhouse, class of 1951, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree while 5,470 students received their attended the event.

May 12, 2016 - 2:18pm
Class of 2016 graduates are determined to find careers they love even if it means finding jobs that are unrelated to their undergraduate degrees.

The month of May brings the promise of summer for most college students. But for graduates, it is a blaring reminder that the end of their college careers have arrived and time is running out to find a job before graduation.

Most colleges require students to declare their major by their sophomore year, but how realistic is it to know what you want to do for the rest of your life before you are 20 years old?

May 2, 2016 - 1:46pm
Syracuse University hosted its annual Relay for Life event last week to bring awareness to the deep-rooted effects cancer has on so many lives.

It's safe to say cancer had touched the lives of everyone present at Relay for Life at Syracuse University last week. 

For Karen Brunetti, it was her father. 

For Kathryn Miller, it was her elementary school gym teacher. 

For Aodhan Doyle, it was his mother. 

April 19, 2016 - 4:57pm
Syracuse has come in 48th place in the eight-week competition which keeps track of the recycling data of 207 schools nationwide.

It started 15 years ago with a friendly competition between two rival Ohio colleges. Both Ohio University and Miami University had similar recycling programs, and both wanted to increase their recycling rates in dining halls and dorms. So the schools’ recycling coordinators decided to motivate students by channeling their competitive spirits — and RecycleMania was born.

“We didn’t know if it would work or not,” said Stacy Wheeler, president and co-founder of the tournament that became RecycleMania. “After the second week, I realized that we had created a monster.”

April 12, 2016 - 8:57pm
The executive producer and host of the popular podcast series was the final speaker in this year's University Lecture Series.

One story, told week by week.

The familiar introduction — eerie chords, snippets of conversations, soundbites pulled from an incomplete puzzle — rang throughout Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday evening.

March 30, 2016 - 11:12am
Mary Roach, journalist and author of several books, pursues all things considered weird, fascinating or taboo.

Mary Roach can easily be described as gutsy — fairly often, her work literally involves guts. 

March 7, 2016 - 10:23am
Assistant professor Mary Collins' research tracked more than 16,000 US factories and their pollutants.

Research published in January by a SUNY-ESF professor linked extreme toxic pollution to minority and low socio-economic communities — and in turn added to the conversation of environmental justice at SUNY-ESF.

February 26, 2016 - 12:03pm
Comedian April Lee Hernandez headlined the 16th annual event, hosted by the Xi chapter of Omega Phi Beta. “The Era of the New Woman” was the banquet's theme.

With a brilliantly themed Gatsby-styled banquet, the Xi chapter of Omega Phi Beta hosted their 16th annual Empowerment of Women Banquet and managed to carry out this year’s message: "The Era of the New Woman."