Aaron Sorkin

May 13, 2012 - 11:26pm
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.

March 8, 2012 - 12:15pm
Award-winning screenwriter for 'The Social Network' will talk to graduates May 13.

Syracuse University announced today SU alum Aaron Sorkin, well-known in the entertainment industry as a powerhouse screenwriter, filmmaker and playwright, will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2012.

Sorkin, who graduated from SU in 1983, has held a sustaining relationship with the university since the College of Visual and Performing Arts established the Sorkin in Los Angeles Learning Practicum in 2006.

September 23, 2011 - 2:42pm
Review: Aaron Sorkin's play, performed by Not Another Theater Company, lives up to its name.

It's hard to shake first night jitters. The anxiety of having an audience for the first time brings about strange phenomenon. Lines stick to the roof of your mouth like peanut butter. You race through the first scenes, sprinting towards intermission. Jokes that have lost their punch after endless rehearsals illicit comforting laughs, causing the corners of your mouth to curl up in pride.

September 20, 2011 - 10:02pm
Preview: Not Another Theater Company's production of "A Few Good Men", a play by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, opens September 23.

Aaron Sorkin won an Academy Award last year for penning the hit movie The Social Network. Thirty years earlier he was a musical theater student at Syracuse University.

On September 23, Syracuse's Not Another Theater Company will open their production of the play that skyrocketed Sorkin's career, A Few Good Men.