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December 1, 2012 - 1:35pm
More than 160 people attended the event, which was part of a debate series sponsored by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

The debate about whether New York state should allow hydraulic fracturing continues—and on Friday evening, it came to Syracuse University.

Students, faculty and community members filled Maxwell Auditorium to watch four experts argue whether hydraulic fracturing causes more harm than good, as part of the debate series sponsored by the Maxwell School’s Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

November 15, 2012 - 11:56am
We scoured the SU neighborhood looking for some of the area's best-kept secrets.

Most people familiar with Syracuse University can find their way to the Dome or the bookstore, but do you know where to find Samrat Indian Restaurant? How about that the campus's only full-service restaurant that accepts SUpercards? Can you find the University Archives? Do you know which club to join if you want to learn some new dance moves?

We set out to find some of the campus' best kept secrets.

And if you have any, share them with us.


October 30, 2012 - 11:50am
Despite having classes canceled on Monday and Tuesday, many students were not worried about the potential effects of the storm.

As Hurricane Sandy made its way along the East Coast yesterday, Syracuse University took precautionary measures to keep students and faculty out of danger.

A weather alert email distributed Monday morning informed the SU community that classes would be canceled until Wednesday, when the school is expected to resume its normal schedule. However, despite the potential dangers of Hurricane Sandy, SU students said they have not felt threatened and have used the two-day break to relax.

Elizabeth Kang, a health and exercise junior, said she feels safe and out of harm’s way.

October 24, 2012 - 11:19am
Jesse Tyler Ferguson shared what it was like struggling with his sexuality during his teenage years.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s parents forced him to drop out of his high school musical after they caught him trying to shoplift gay porn.

Ferguson, to this day, disagrees with the way his parents handled the situation.

“Note to parents everywhere: If you feel like your child is struggling with his sexuality and he’s caught stealing gay porn, let your kid do the goddamned musical,” he said.

October 23, 2012 - 10:12am
The event was one of several that will be held this week to honor the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the 1988 attack.

October 18, 2012 - 6:52am
Syracuse University's 11th chancellor worked to promote closer ties between the university and city, supporting outreach and cultural projects to benefit both communities.

October 11, 2012 - 10:04am
Former congressman says Americans need to work harder to end the negative stigma that is attached to having a mental illness.

Patrick Kennedy believes there is a stigma attached to mental illnesses which is based off misunderstanding and ignorance.

“When it comes to the physical symptoms of a mental illness, it is behavioral, and we associate behavior with character. So, if you act strange, if you act weird, you’re called crazy, nuts, psycho. Who wants those pejoratives?” said Kennedy.

May 13, 2012 - 10:26pm
Students at the 158th annual commencement ceremony in the Carrier Dome on May 13 utilized social media outlets such as Twitter and YouTube to document the ceremony that honored more than 5,000 graduates.

An air of anticipation was felt as students, families and faculty entered the Carrier Dome for the annual spring commencement. This year, the university awarded diplomas to 5,056 Syracuse University students, as well as 637 students from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Chancellor Nancy Cantor was greeted with abundant applause to preface her address to the graduating students. However, the highlight of the ceremony was undoubtedly the speech delivered by honored commencement speaker, Aaron Sorkin.

April 13, 2012 - 7:21pm
Four SU students woke up to a loud crash and found a car embedded into their front porch. The driver fled the scene after the accident. This is a first-hand account of the incident.

Car crashed into our porch. DO NOT COME IN THE FRONT. Use the side door.

That’s the text message I received Friday morning from my roommate, advertising master's student Gareth Lim. Needless to say, I was surprised and more than a little confused. For some reason, the first thing that popped into my head was that time on Everybody Loves Raymond when Raymond’s parents crash their car into his house.

December 14, 2011 - 5:31am
A school archivist traces SU's history back to the five original campus buildings.

Syracuse University’s campus is rich with history and in particular its buildings. Mary O’Brien has been the reference archivist at Syracuse University for 38 years. O’Brien explains what the university’s founders originally had planned for SU and how the campus got its unique architecture.