politics

November 6, 2012 - 3:18pm
Using a variety of media, Syracuse University students documented the day's events for the Democracy in Action project's third year — and first presidential election.

Tight races at both the local and national level drew crowds of Central New Yorkers to the polls to vote today, some for the first time and some with children in tow.

February 15, 2012 - 11:56pm
Protest staged outside Schine Center where Republican adviser discussed GOP politics and economic policies Wednesday.

If there was one word to describe the Karl Rove talk organized by College Republicans at Syracuse University on Wednesday night, it would be "safe." There was no Valerie Plame. Not a mention of the controversial entry into the Iraq War, nor of the firing of U.S. state attorneys during the Bush administration. None of that.

In fact, all questions for former President George W. Bush's senior adviser had to be submitted to and screened by the moderator prior to the Q-and-A session.

November 9, 2011 - 1:54am
For the second year in a row, Syracuse University journalism students covered Election Day from start to finish through video, audio, photographs and the written word.

While New York voters made their way to poll booths across Onondaga County today, 130 journalism students from Syracuse University's S.I.

October 12, 2010 - 9:35pm
Kathleen Jamieson takes a hard look at the power of speech and rhetoric in the race for the presidency.

An almost full-house in Hendricks Chapel watched former president Bill Clinton declare once again on the projector screen that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” A second later the audience burst into laughter as the word TRANSLATION flashed onto the screen along with, “Bill Clinton does not define sexual ‘contact’ as relations.”

November 4, 2009 - 12:06am
The first-ever woman mayor collects 50 percent of the vote to top two competitors.

For Syracuse mayor-elect Stephanie Miner, Tuesday night was one dreams are made of.

"To all of you who convince girls to believe in themselves and believe in their dreams, I want to tell you that you have somebody who has profound thanks for that,”  Miner told a crowd of of supporters in her victory speech.

Miner won 50 percent of the vote, becoming the first woman mayor of the city.

October 6, 2009 - 6:55pm
Khaled Hosseini kick starts the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series with his thoughts on writing and Afghanistan.

Hendricks Chapel was filled to the brim last night.  In its pews sat a cross-section of Syracuse society with only one objective in mind: to hear from Khaled Hosseini. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Rosamond Gifford Lectures.  It kick-started the yearlong series with Hosseini’s participation.