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October 3, 2014 - 10:29am
Students based in Wroclaw, Poland, focus their studies on the theme of reconciliation in the region.

When 11 students landed in Lithuania in early September, they were hoping for an amazing study abroad experience. But as the first group to study in the SU Abroad center in Wroclaw, Poland, they said they really had no idea what was waiting for them.

September 29, 2014 - 8:06pm
A new face for innovation, Newhouse 2 gets a much needed facelift and opens up possibilities for students.

Newhouse 2 – the bunker-like building between I.M. Pei’s iconic Newhouse 1 and the sweeping glass structure of Newhouse 3 designed by Polshek Partnership Architects – has stood as a concrete-clad box since 1974, unwelcoming to the public and confusing students with its dark interior layout.

Today, the school unveiled the new face of Newhouse 2: a bright, double-tier, glass curtain wall that extends from the front of the building on Waverly Avenue.

September 21, 2014 - 11:47am
Through Emme's initiative, SU is the first U.S. college to bring plus-size mannequins into the classroom.

This fall, Syracuse University became the first U.S. college to stretch its fashion design curriculum to size 12.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) fashion and design department launched its “Fashion Without Limits” program through leading plus-size model and SU alumna Emme's initiative. Through the new yearlong program, students learn to create dresses greater than size 6.

September 15, 2014 - 10:30pm
Professors act out drama surrounding a fictional chocolate company to engage students in Whitman's new "Business Essentials" course.

Susan Smith never teaches her newest class with lectures or PowerPoint slides.  When she enters her lecture hall of 105 students, she becomes the marketing executive of the fictional company MJ Whitman Chocolates.

The class, BUA 100: Business Essentials, is a two-course sequence specifically for students who do not major in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. There are no prerequisites for the class, which is taught as if it were an interactive television drama.

September 15, 2014 - 8:09pm
Graduate student Luke Blum creates the "S" now hanging in Schine at a pancake breakfast last year.

Inspiration struck Luke Blum, a graduate student in Syracuse University's School of Education, in an unusual way last year. The result -- a piece of artwork featuring an orange Syracuse "S" -- now hangs in Schine Student Center. 

September 11, 2014 - 8:04am
Award-winning author Kevin Powers will open the annual series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Watson Theatre.

The 2014 Syracuse Symposium kicks off Thursday with one of the most diverse lineups to date. The annual semester-long event, which started in 2001, draws on the theme “perspective” this year by asking the question, “How do we see the world?”

September 7, 2014 - 11:16pm
The Thai and Vietnamese restaurant relocated from Mattydale to former Cosmos spot on Friday.

Sweet Basil Thai House opened in its new location at 143 Marshall St. on Friday, putting a new face on the storefront that Cosmos Pizza and Grill had filled for years.

March 24, 2014 - 5:16pm
As Syracuse University turns 144 on March 24, the campus is engaged in daylong activities ranging from signing a giant birthday card to eating cake.

To celebrate Syracuse University’s 144th birthday on March 24, a campus-wide party has taken Schine Student Center, Ernie Davis Hall, the Life Sciences Complex and Sadler Hall by storm. A very orange storm, that is.

February 26, 2014 - 12:27am
The talk show host discussed America's meritocratic system and how it has led to elitism in his University Lectures Series speech.

At the beginning of his lecture Tuesday night, political journalist Chris Hayes asked the audience to participate in a thought experiment. He asked everyone to create an alternate universe consisting of sociopaths with no moral conscience.

“If you have a sense of superiority, that the laws don't apply to you, and combine it with a sense of precariousness, you would get something potent. You would get subjects that would be willing to do anything,” Hayes said. “This accurately describes the characteristics among groups that lead to dominance and success in America.”

February 5, 2014 - 3:51pm
Students reacted happily to news that classes were canceled after 2:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after a persistent snowfall.

As soon as Syracuse University canceled classes Wednesday afternoon, the collective cheers could be heard across campus.

Students at Schine Student Center erupted in excitement after they received the official email notification. Many said they were ready to take a break from the bone-chilling weather.

“I am really happy,” said Jacqueline Sarro, an arts and sciences freshman. “We are supposed to go to a theater tonight for the Spanish class and now we don’t have to go.”