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November 7, 2014 - 4:00pm
Painting began on Sept. 28, with two shifts of painters working on Sundays.

Last year in her functional sculpture class, Madelyn Minicozzi received some advice that struck her.

“Things in the world do not need to look like their function,” her professor, Jude Lewis, told the class.

Those words stuck with Minicozzi, now a industrial design sophomore, as she trekked back and forth to classes throughout her freshman year. As she went up and down the stairs towards Flint Hall on the Mount, she kept thinking about how Lewis’ words could apply to the wooden walls she walked past.

November 4, 2014 - 2:30am
Literacy programs are among the center's earliest and largest.

At the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, giving back has always involved more than just offering a helping hand. 

The Shaw Center, which in October  celebrates its 20th anniversary, prides itself on the reciprocal learning experience it fosters between Syracuse University tutor and student, said Pam Heintz, associate vice president and director at the center. What the Syracuse University tutor takes away from the service experience is key.

By Shi Shi
November 2, 2014 - 1:55pm
The Umbrella Movement began in Hong Kong in late September, as a response to changes to the electoral process there.

Tying yellow ribbons on the street fences in Hong Kong as a symbol of democracy, student activists launched the Umbrella Movement in late September to fight for the universal suffrage in the district.

October 29, 2014 - 8:47pm
More than 80 students signed up for SUNY ESF's bike library in the fall.

Bicycling at Syracuse University is on a roll, thanks to a bike-lending program at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and other efforts to make using bikes more convenient.

October 21, 2014 - 9:24am
The university is among the 43 U.S. schools participating in German Embassy-sponsored programming this week.

Nov. 9, 2014, will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In commemoration of this event, 43 schools across the U.S. are participating in “campus weeks” campaign sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

These campaigns commemorate the event through “challenging essay contests, fall of the wall celebrations, speaker events, German movie screenings and other unique events,” according to the German Missions in the United States website.

October 16, 2014 - 10:44am
Women of Distinction panelists were media standouts LaLa Vasquez, Loretta Divine and Iyanla Vanzant.

Schine Student Center was filled with the sounds of laughter and words of inspiration this past Wednesday, when three distinctive women in the media industry came as guests.

October 15, 2014 - 10:49pm
The fraternity disbanded in 2010 after originally coming to campus in 2004.

When Ivan Rosales-Robles went through the rush process during his first year at Syracuse University, he didn’t feel like the fraternities were for him. But when Robles heard about Delta Lambda Phi, a social fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men, he said he found a great outlet on campus.

“It’s a nice group of people I can go and hang out with, spend time with, and feel comfortable with,” said Robles, the current president of the fraternity.  “And I think that’s a great outlet to have.”

By Shi Shi
October 9, 2014 - 10:58pm
Chancellor Kent Syverud joined the anniversary party attendees to cut the signature cake.

With food, ice cream, cocktails and a signature birthday cake, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs celebrated its 90th birthday Thursday in the Joseph A. Strasser Commons.

October 9, 2014 - 7:49am
A tumultuous political landscape in Turkey has led to curiosity about SU Abroad's center in the country.

Syracuse University Study Abroad recently ranked as one of the nation’s leading cohorts for international exchange and collaboration according to U.S. News and World Reports. Now with eight fully functioning SU abroad campuses, dozens of summer and short-term programs and more than 100 World Partners, traveling abroad is becoming an increasingly popular component of an SU student’s college experience.

October 5, 2014 - 11:04am
Rusbridger, the editor of the publication that broke Edward Snowden's leaks, speaks with The NewsHouse about encryption and duties for a free press.

Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, oversaw the reporting of Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA surveillance last year.  Because of his willingness to publish classified information that sparked an international political debate and eventually led to policy changes, Rusbridger received this year's Tully Center Award for Free Speech.  He accepted the award in the Herg, where he also talked about the Snowden leaks, on Wednesday.