pronounce

May 22, 2014 - 1:07pm
About 3,000 people have suggested how SU Chancellor Kent Syverud should say the city and school's name, but there is no clear winner yet.

Syracuse University’s new chancellor is still on his quest for the correct pronunciation of “Syracuse.” 

Kent Syverud said that he’s heard from about 3,000 people in recent weeks since posing the question whether the “Syr-“ in Syracuse is properly enunciated to rhyme with either “bear” or “deer.”  In an email to students and faculty Thursday, Syverud said the results are too close to declare an official pronunciation.

Here’s what Syverud has found so far: