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April 1, 2015 - 4:08pm
SU's art and earth sciences departments came together for the event that drains lava from a furnace into water.

The Syracuse University Lava Project poured into its fifth year Tuesday afternoon.

More than 500 pounds of lava were drained from the furnace into a tub of water. Art associate professor Robert Wysocki said the rocks used to make the lava are over one billion years old but once they are melted it's like they’re brand new.

March 18, 2015 - 2:28pm
Universities across the country are bringing contemplative studies to the classroom to provide alternative learning methods to de-stress, improve focus and decrease distractions.

Diane Grimes sits cross-legged on a magenta Zafu meditation cushion in the front of the classroom as 21 students shuffle into her Tuesday afternoon CRS 347: Mindful Communication Skills class at Syracuse University. Fifteen women and six men deftly strip off thick parkas, down jackets, and heavy-duty snow boots; and place them in four large mahogany closets that line the sides of the room. Leaving behind everything but a folder and pen, the students assume a cross-legged position on their assigned Zafu cushions.

February 25, 2015 - 11:38pm
The day consisted of three meetings, all meant to provide findings to the campus community and get input as to how to achieve their goals.

The chairs of seven working groups presented a long list of their findings and recommendations Wednesday at Goldstein Auditorium in Schine Student Center during “A Day of Conversation,” part of Fast Forward Syracuse’s...

February 10, 2015 - 1:49pm
The Office of Health Promotion and Hill Communications put on the event, which included the video launch and discussions with different student organizations.

Students and representatives from various student advocacy groups came together in the Schine Student Center on Monday to celebrate the launch of the #NotAskingForIt video, which highlights the issue of sexual assault victim blaming and promotes awareness about the reality of sexual assault. The video is part of the Office of Health Promotion's campaign, "Got Consent? Be S.U.R.E."

February 9, 2015 - 12:39pm
Some people can't get enough of snow in Syracuse, but others can't wait for it to melt. Here are five reasons why.

Love snow? Hate the cold? As you trudge to class in the piles of Syracuse snow, think about what makes you enjoy the snow. Is it the way it drapes over the houses? The way it quiets every sound around you?


And for those who just want the white stuff to melt, take a minute to vent it all out with these fun recipes, memes and photos.

Didn't get your fix of everything snow? Then take your own Instagram photos with #snowacuse and check them out below.


February 8, 2015 - 2:41pm
Recent campaigns, media attention, and federal programs of sexual assault on college campuses have sparked more discussion about the definition of consent among students, faculty and administration.

It was just another night at college; at least that is what Jackie Reilly thought. A couple of girls and guys hanging out upstairs in a fraternity house together on the first night back sophomore year after a long summer apart. Jackie arrived back early to Syracuse University’s campus because she was a peer advisor participating in freshmen orientation. That night, she accepted a drink that she did not see poured. The bottom of a white Styrofoam cup and the contour of her rapist’s body in the background was her last memory.

December 9, 2014 - 10:35am
THE General Body supported the Monday afternoon protest, the third in one week.

Standing outside Hendricks Chapel on Monday afternoon, a group of protesters unfurled a big black banner. In white letters, their banner read, “This stops today.” The names of black victims in highly publicized police encounters were printed below. Among these was Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and Eric Garner, who died in Staten Island, N.Y., in July after a police officer put him in a chokehold.

November 16, 2014 - 10:58pm
The Saturday event was run through the American Association of University Women.

Women make up more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, But they represent only 20 percent of congressional positions.

“It’s not that women are less capable than men,” said Eileen Hartmann, director of the New York sector of American Association of University Women, about the discrepancy. “It’s that they are sometimes less confident.”

November 12, 2014 - 10:13pm
Chris Lizzi will perform at the Walnut Place center on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Alibrandi Center, Syracuse University’s home for Catholic students, is hosting a benefit concert Friday night. It will be the center’s first.

The concert is an effort to diversify how the organization raises money. Maggie Byrne, the campus minister at the Alibrandi Center, said they hope bringing in local musician Chris Lizzi for the show will both raise money and provide a fun, low-cost event for students.

November 9, 2014 - 8:48pm
The city will hold public meetings in early 2015 to evaluate the new traffic patterns near campus.

After nearly a decade of planning, Syracuse added new bike and parking lanes on Waverly and Comstock avenues last month. The new infrastructure is still only in the early stages, said city transportation planner Paul Mercurio.