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January 29, 2014 - 7:10pm
In a matter of 24 hours, SUMB members will be performing at one of the largest regular season NCAA college basketball games ever and then the world's biggest annual football event.

It'll be a big weekend for sports fans, and potentially an even bigger weekend for the Syracuse University Marching Band.

The SUMB will start a nearly non-stop, 24-hour stretch Saturday night at SU's sold-out men's basketball game where a record-setting crowd of more than 35,000 fans are expected.

A mere 24 hours later, the band will find itself on an even bigger stage at MetLife Stadium in The Meadowlands, N.J., for Super Bowl XLVIII. The band is slated to perform with the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights just before the 6:30 p.m. kick-off.

November 12, 2013 - 9:54pm
Sen. George Mitchell led a discussion focusing on worldwide issues and the need for communication between different countries in the final installment of the University Lectures series this semester.

On a snowy Tuesday night, hinting at the winter season to come, former Sen. George Mitchell closed the semester’s University Lectures series with a discussion on foreign policy.

November 2, 2013 - 2:20pm
The WellsLink Leadership Program, celebrating 10 years since its creation, is an organization that strives to help students of color in academic, social, emotional and cultural ways.

The WellsLink Leadership Program is not for the average student. It is an organization that strives to help students of color in academic, social, emotional and cultural ways.

October 14, 2013 - 3:19pm
The Renee Crown Honors program, founded by English literature chairwoman Mary Marshall in 1963, celebrates 50th Anniversary this year.

Stephen Kuusisto, director of Syracuse University's Renèe Crown Honors Program, isn't going to argue that you need to be in his program to have a top-flight academic experience at SU.

September 13, 2013 - 3:09pm
Friends and colleagues say to expect great things from the man who will lead the university in January.

Kent D. Syverud is “honest.”

Kent D. Syverud is “a man of integrity.”

He holds open office hours for his students, and every year he hosts a dinner for international students with his wife, Dr. Ruth Chen.

He’s the first one at the office in the morning, and he’s the last one to leave at night.

And according to his colleagues and critics, he’s a brilliant man who will help Syracuse skyrocket to the top of the collegiate ratings.

But first, the facts.

April 1, 2013 - 8:24pm
As Carolyn Kim prepares for her Korean drumming group's campus performance Sunday, she also prepares to become the group's new leader.

As a member of Cheon Ji In, a traditional Korean drumming group on campus, Carolyn Kim has found herself in a peculiar position.

The chemistry and forensic science sophomore is currently the sub-musical, which is second in command of the group. However while filling this role, she is simultaneously being groomed for the musical leader position she will fill next year when her predecessors graduate.

“It’s been pretty rough, but I’m getting used to it now finally,” Kim said of the transition. 

March 5, 2013 - 7:54am
The controversial publisher and First Amendment advocate speaks about free speech, and the 25th anniversary of his most influential Supreme Court case.

Pornographer and publisher Larry Flynt spoke about his experiences in media and the importance of free speech to the campus community Tuesday night.

It’s one thing to create a legacy of porn but quite another to go down in history…and law books. From being condemned, censured and practically killed, Flynt’s entire life is a grand testimony to the First Amendment and it was apt that the talk organized by SU’s Tully Center for Free Speech was titled, “Fight for First.”

February 10, 2013 - 11:45pm
The Student Association for Sexual Safety and Empowerment put on its annual benefit performances of "The Vagina Monologues" on campus this weekend.

“Let’s start with the word ‘vagina”, begins Eve Ensler’s play, “‘The Vagina Monologues;’ “it sounds like an infection at best, a medical instrument maybe.”

Originally created as a celebration of vaginas and sexual empowerment, “The Vagina Monologues” has become a widespread art movement about ending sexual violence against women.

January 14, 2013 - 12:10pm
The Carnegie Library restoration project has been years in the making and will restore the building to its former magnificence.

When students think about Carnegie Library, most can probably identify it as the building on the Quad between the Archbold Gym and Bowne Hall. Perhaps they have taken a math course in the building or maybe they were one of the victims as freshmen who tried fruitlessly to open the “doors” on the top of the stone steps—only to realize that the doors are in fact, locked and you are now being watched by curious students in the classroom behind them.

December 25, 2012 - 2:00am
SU's School of Music provides a serious education for dedicated musicians of all types.

Walking up the intricately carved wooden spiral staircases in Crouse College, one can hear the faint strains of organ music. Open the doors of Setnor Auditorium and there it is: the 3,823-pipe organ donated by John Crouse that was originally built in 1889. The organ and the auditorium itself are perhaps the most recognizable assets to the Setnor School of Music, but the school is home to professors and students who are truly passionate about music.