Syracuse University

April 19, 2016 - 4:57pm
Syracuse has come in 48th place in the eight-week competition which keeps track of the recycling data of 207 schools nationwide.

It started 15 years ago with a friendly competition between two rival Ohio colleges. Both Ohio University and Miami University had similar recycling programs, and both wanted to increase their recycling rates in dining halls and dorms. So the schools’ recycling coordinators decided to motivate students by channeling their competitive spirits — and RecycleMania was born.

“We didn’t know if it would work or not,” said Stacy Wheeler, president and co-founder of the tournament that became RecycleMania. “After the second week, I realized that we had created a monster.”

April 18, 2016 - 9:12am
Howard reportedly stabbed SU defensive backs Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield; both are expected to be okay

Naesean Howard, 20, faces two charges of assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree for the alleged stabbing that took place on Saturday evening. 

Syracuse defensive backs Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield were the victims of the stabbing. Scissum and Winfield were transported to the hospital separately, and both are expected to make full recoveries.

April 15, 2016 - 9:26am
Syracuse University graduate students exhibit collection of artwork in Shaffer Art Building.

The annual exhibition of the Master of Fine Arts thesis candidates from the College of Visual and Performing Arts opened on Thursday.

This year’s exhibition, titled None the Wiser, featured the work of 27 artists who created works of art in a variety of disciplines from sculpture and painting to digital art, virtual reality and music.

The works of art addressed a wide range of contemporary discourse such as human waste and consumption, sustainability, democracy and black feminism through visual, auditory and textual media.

April 12, 2016 - 8:57pm
The executive producer and host of the popular podcast series was the final speaker in this year's University Lecture Series.

One story, told week by week.

The familiar introduction — eerie chords, snippets of conversations, soundbites pulled from an incomplete puzzle — rang throughout Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday evening.

April 11, 2016 - 9:36am
Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Brown Girl Dreaming," spoke about her life and her work as a black author of children's books.

When Jacqueline Woodson recites her poetry from memory, it doesn't sound like words — it sounds like music.

April 11, 2016 - 9:28am
Albright discussed her 40-year career in international affairs with Maxwell Dean James Steinberg during the eighth annual Tanner Lecture.

Madeleine Albright served as the United States' first female secretary of state from 1997 to 2001 — but to her youngest granddaughter, that’s no big deal.

“Only girls are secretary of state,” Albright recalled her now 14-year-old granddaughter saying at age seven.

April 8, 2016 - 9:01am
Joyelle Nicole opened for the multi-talented star, who spread his humor in Goldstein Auditorium on March 31.

Syracuse University students gathered to watch stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress perform in Goldstein Auditorium on March 31. Buress, a stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter from Chicago, is most recognized for his acting roles as Lincoln Rice in the Comedy Central series Broad City and as the sidekick to Eric Andre on The Eric Andre Show.

April 6, 2016 - 10:53am
Alpha Phi Alpha hosted the 5th annual presentation of "Truth Be Told," which brought Anderson to Goldstein Auditorium.

Actor, comedian, and writer Anthony Anderson visited Syracuse University to speak about hit TV show "Black-ish" and his upcoming movie, BARBERSHOP: The Next Cut, premiering in theaters on April 15, 2016. The discussion focused on the "Black-ish" episode "Hope" which commented on racial injustices in society.

April 5, 2016 - 11:45pm
SU's Trans Day of Liberation is April 6, but for many transgender twenty-somethings, the high costs of surgeries and hormone therapy mean liberation comes at a high price.

On the wooden-planked porch of an Ostrom Avenue home, a small group of students blows puffs of cigarette smoke into the freezing air, their happy banter bringing the otherwise silent street to life. In the huddle of knit beanies, worn jeans and black and khaki-colored coats stands Mateo Diaz, 21, house resident and the night’s host. He emerges from a dissipating cloud — dressed in his own black beanie, flannel-lined denim jacket, black jeans and black leather combat boots — and heads down the porch’s stairs, directing party-ready guests toward the back door.

April 3, 2016 - 7:39pm
Alternative musician Jon Bellion will open the annual concert, which takes place in the Carrier Dome.

Chicago hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper and DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers will be performing at Block Party 2016, University Union announced in a press release Sunday night. The concert, which will be opened by alternative artist Jon Bellion, takes place on April 29.