Campus News: Multimedia Belt

March 5, 2015 - 11:19am
Andreas Weigend spoke to issues about data and its effect on education, the workplace and health care.

Andreas Weigend has a positive outlook when it comes to the future of big data. Having the information to help people make better choices on what to buy, on how to interact with others, on how to travel, on how to learn—that’s exactly what intrigues him, he said.

“What would you do if you built the platform to help people make better decisions?” Weigend said. “What can we do with data — that’s what drives me. That’s what makes me happy.”

February 27, 2015 - 2:59pm
Gabriella Kreuz wants to give back to the people and organizations that helped her after her time in a violent relationship, and help others in similar situations.

It was 5 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2011. Gabriella Kreuz and her boyfriend were arguing again, and once again, he became physical. This was not the first time that her boyfriend physically harassed her. But this time, someone heard the argument and called the police. As a result, her boyfriend was kicked off the campus and given a restraining order.

February 16, 2015 - 7:23pm
The Red Cup Project, who made an installation out of red Solo cups in the fall semester, will return this spring with a contest to pick their next installation.

The Red Cup Project members announced last Monday a design competition with red Solo cups. Originally starting the project as a group project for an architecture course in fall of 2014, they are now trying to combine arts with the awareness of sustainability.

January 19, 2015 - 3:48pm
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, whose theme this year was "Remember. Celebrate. Act." is in its 30th year, and featured the presentation of the Unsung Hero Awards.

The quest for racial equality in America is still far from complete, award-winning radio journalist and former ABC news correspondent Michele Norris told about 2,000 spectators gathered in the Carrier Dome on Sunday in celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2015 - 9:19pm
Locals share stories about the unofficial "mayor of Marshall Street."


December 11, 2014 - 12:25pm
Peaceful movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and THE General Body inspire conversation on how social movements gain momentum and whether they will actually lead to justice.

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, one of the best-selling films of the year, heroine Katniss Everdeen and the people of her society declare the violence and injustice that the Capitol has subjected them to must end, and that the people will keeping fighting back until it does end.

“If we burn, you burn with us,” she proclaims. 

December 6, 2014 - 12:14pm
Call-and-response chants rang out in front of Hendricks Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Freezing temperatures, some flurries and even SUNY-ESF’s graduation ceremony could not stop a group of Syracuse University students from making their voices heard on Friday. Nearly 50 students, representing a variety of races and ethnicities, gathered in front of Hendricks Chapel at 2 p.m.  to protest the lack of grand jury indictments in recent police officer brutality cases.

December 5, 2014 - 2:06pm
Among student coalition's unresolved demands are additional mental health resources and re-establishment of Posse program funding.

THE General Body, a coalition of student groups at Syracuse University, decided to end their sit-in at Crouse Hinds Hall on Nov. 20 after 18 days -- that's 432 hours or 25, 920 minutes spent in the lobby of the administration building, advocating for campus changes in areas ranging from disability to sexual assault.

However, ending the sit-in is not a sign of defeat for the group, members say.

By Shi Shi
November 29, 2014 - 11:54pm
The H-1B Visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

Chinese international students are used to hearing one phrase during career fairs: “Our company does not hire international students.”

November 21, 2014 - 9:47pm
Smoking will be prohibited on the Syracuse University campus beginning in summer 2015.

A large glass vase filled to the brim with burnt-out cigarette butts sat in Schine Student Center on Thursday. The depository represented Syracuse University’s latest policy change — come July 1, 2015, SU is quitting smoking for good.