Nancy Cantor

October 9, 2013 - 1:25pm
The outgoing school chancellor announced Wednesday that she will "step away from oversight of the day-to-day operation of the University."

In a letter addressed to the Syracuse University community, Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced that she will "step away from oversight of the day-to-day operation of the University" in her final months as chancellor.

These plans are effective as of Monday, Oct. 14.

At tomorrow's regularly-scheduled Executive Committee meeting, Chairman Dick Thompson will recommend that Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina be appointed Interim Chancellor, also effective next Monday.

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.

September 12, 2013 - 3:38pm
Kent D. Syverud, dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, brings experience and local perspective to chancellor position.

Heavy clouds hung down from the sky, coating the Syracuse University campus in a layer of shady gray. The rain was falling from them fast and hard. The air was filled with an invisible thickness; its warmth coating the skin of students huddled underneath their umbrellas. In the midst of all this meteorological misery, Kent D. Syverud, who had just been announced hours earlier to the Syracuse community as the next chancellor of the university, stood at the podium in Hendricks Chapel, clad in a tie emblazoned with a bright printed SU logo.

August 22, 2013 - 9:05pm
President spoke to Syracuse residents Thursday about his proposal to make college education more affordable for the middle class.

On a rainy Thursday evening at a packed Henninger High School, President Barack Obama spoke to Syracuse residents as part of his two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania.

The president's tour has focused on his proposed legislation to make high education more affordable. He came to Syracuse, he said, because of programs like Say Yes to Education, which provides free college tuition for students in the Syracuse City School District.

June 20, 2013 - 10:07am
Chancellor will leave SU by January to lead the Newark campus of Rutgers University

Nancy Cantor will be heading to Rutgers-Newark, ending her tenure as Syracuse University chancellor and president months earlier than expected.

April 1, 2013 - 9:13pm
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.

January 8, 2013 - 1:38pm
Although he coached at Syracuse for only four seasons, former head football coach Doug Marrone helped revitalize a fading program.

It was only a matter of time before another team decided it needed Doug Marrone’s help. Eight days after leading the Syracuse football team to its second bowl victory in three years, Marrone accepted the head coaching position at the Buffalo Bills.

December 19, 2012 - 9:53am
A student campaign is urging the administration to avoid giving endowment funds to fossil fuel companies.

A divestment campaign has been pushed by students at Syracuse University to freeze out possible fossil fuel companies who have received money from the school’s endowments. The students are planning on working with Nancy Cantor to accomplish some form of independence from the fossil fuel industry.

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 12, 2012 - 11:58am
Syracuse University's 11th chancellor announces she will leave once her current contract expires.

In an email sent to SU students and faculty on Friday morning, Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced her exit from Syracuse University at the end of her contract, which expires in June 2014. The Board of Trustees were informed of her decision earlier in the morning, according to her open letter to the SU community.