Connective Corridor

November 5, 2014 - 7:14pm
The Connective Corridor staff and students are working together to bridge the gap between campus and downtown Syracuse.

Why don’t more Syracuse University students go downtown?

A small group of students asked this question at the first meeting of the Connective Corridor Student Advisory Council that met in Newhouse on Sept. 26. They came up with many answers: It’s far; it’s hard to get to; parking; people aren’t aware of events that are going on.

The advisory council aims to find creative solutions to fix the disconnect between students and the city of Syracuse through programming.

April 1, 2014 - 10:46pm
The Uber-like campus car service fooled a few hoping long waits for South Campus buses were a thing of the past.

OK, the jig is up.

This morning The NewsHouse published a story which detailed a slick, new, app-driven car service which was set to replace the university shuttle busses which we all know and love. Unfortunately, while the thought of never again having to wait in Syracuse's sub-zero temperatures for a bus to class is a rosy thought -- it is not a true one. 

So, in the spirit of belated transparency, here is how the SUber story came to be:

April 1, 2014 - 1:31am
New SUber company promises "Fair Fares" that also will eliminate long waits for campus buses.

UPDATE: We hope you enjoyed -- at least for a moment -- the idea that SUber may be a reality. Here is the story behind our April Fools' Day prank.

Don’t feel like waiting for a South Campus bus? Need to make a last minute trip to the mall for a big interview tomorrow? Feeling lazy –- or just plain cold -– and don’t feel like falling victim to central New York’s winter elements?

Say goodbye to buses, and hello to “allow me to get the door for you.”

November 22, 2013 - 12:52pm
A currently vacant building near the Warehouse will be converted into student apartments set to open July 2014.

Students will soon have the option to live it up in downtown Syracuse, with all the benefits of university life a short bus ride away.

November 3, 2013 - 2:33pm
Construction on the Connective Corridor will restart tomorrow and will continue through downtown for the next two years.

The Connective Corridor, a cultural development project connecting University Hill with downtown Syracuse, will restart construction Nov. 4 that will continue through downtown for the next two years.

Construction for phases two and three of the project, a $42.5 million dollar partnership between Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, said Linda Hartsock, director of the Connective Corridor project for Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development.

June 13, 2013 - 1:29am
A $45 million phase of the initiative to connect SU's campus with downtown Syracuse starts this summer with a target Fall 2015 completion date.

Summer is here and that means construction season has kicked off once again at the seemingly desolate Syracuse University campus.

Graduation has sent the Class of 2013 into new jobs and opportunities, while many undergraduates have returned home.

The SU Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development is looking to take advantage of this quiet period to launch the recently announced phases two and three of the Connective Corridor.

April 1, 2013 - 10:13pm
The previously announced departure of SU's chancellor was prime material for our annual April Fools' tradition.

When Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced she’d be stepping down in 2014, many saw it as the end of an era. We saw it as an opportunity to Photoshop her face onto a bus wrap.

The NewsHouse created a fake news story for April 1 visitors about three proposed Cantor tributes — a “Nancy Rising” statue featuring Shaquille O'Neal, a “Connective Cantorridor” rebranding and a huge, smiling brick face mosaic in the Quad. Our completely non-scientific poll had the statue winning by a landslide.

October 18, 2012 - 7:52am
Syracuse University's 11th chancellor worked to promote closer ties between the university and city, supporting outreach and cultural projects to benefit both communities.

August 21, 2012 - 5:10pm
It's out with the old and in with the new for many Syracuse buildings, businesses and byways.

With students back at home and many faculty members traveling, the summer is the perfect time for campus upgrades. The last few months have brought about some changes – large and small – for the Syracuse area and for the campus itself.