The Juice

October 11, 2013 - 11:25am
This year's Remembrance Scholars held a five-person panel in which scholars, professors and local reporters reflected on reporting of Pan Am Flight 103 Thursday night for a packed Watson Theater.

Photographers and reporters flashed cameras and stuck voice recorders in the faces of sobbing students at Hendricks Chapel. It was just hours after news broke 25 years ago that Pan Am flight 103 had exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 – including 35 students returning from SU's study abroad program. Members of the media were just beginning to descend on the campus.

October 9, 2013 - 2:25pm
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.

October 4, 2013 - 11:20pm
Over 100 alumni gathered under a tent on the quad for food, drinks and live music Friday night.

Not even a torrential downpour could keep the esteemed SU alumni from celebrating Friday night, as over 100 alumni gathered under a tent on the quad for the 'Cuse Brew and Barbecue.

Alumni were treated to a selection of beer and wine, as well as some of the best barbecue Syracuse has to offer. Local talent Letizia and the Z-Band serenaded the alumni throughout the event, performing hits of the past and present. OttoTunes, the SU male a cappella group, also performed.

September 20, 2013 - 7:13pm
Kim Osorio, editor-in-chief of the hip-hop magazine, The Source, spoke to students on Thursday about hip-hop, her past, and the future of journalism.

Before Kendrick Lamar performed at this year’s Juice Jam, he was featured on a 2012 cover of the historic hip-hop magazine The Source. Editor-in-chief of the magazine Kim Osorio said that she was skeptical when her interns and young employees first told her that they wanted to feature Lamar.

“[They wanted] to put a crown on his head like Biggie and I was like ‘blasphemy!’” Osorio said.

Eventually, in her interns’ excitement, Osorio remembered the passion that she had as a young writer for up-and-coming hip-hop artists, and she ultimately decided to feature Lamar.

September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Hundreds packed Hendricks Chapel to remember the longtime SU Athletics staffer and Onondaga Community College athletic director who passed away suddenly.

The air was still inside Hendricks Chapel Thursday, just before the memorial service for Rob Edson began. There was scuffing of soft-soles and dress shoes on granite steps; exhaling of charter buses, signaling the arrival of dozens from the Syracuse community to pay respects.

Hendricks Chapel dean Tiffany Steinwert described Edson as “a man of great integrity, loyalty and love,” adding that longtime  Syracuse University Athletics staffer and Onondaga Community College's athletic director since 2011 “exemplified the type of person we all strive to be.”

September 16, 2013 - 10:16pm
The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi spoke about global hunger to an intimate crowd at Hendricks Chapel on Monday evening.

The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the most prominent American Buddhist voices, spoke to an intimate crowd of students and adults regarding global hunger at Hendricks Chapel on Monday.

Bodhi – a Brooklyn native – has been a Buddhist monk and scholar since the early ‘70s, and is the founder of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), an organization that works to create “small-scale, durable and sustainable solutions to hunger by dealing with the problems of hunger at its roots.”

He was introduced to the crowd as a “shining example of Buddhist teaching.”

September 16, 2013 - 11:46am
Misha Glouberman was the opening speaker for the 2013 Syracuse Symposium.

“Shut up and listen.”

This is how Dympna Callaghan, interim director of the SU Humanities Center, began the 2013 Syracuse Symposium, “Listening,” on Thursday night at the Hall of Languages.

September 12, 2013 - 8:01am
Kent D. Syverud, Dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, will be the 12th Chancellor and President of SU.

Kent D. Syverud, Dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, will be the 12th Chancellor and President of Syracuse University. Chancellor-designate Syverud will begin his tenure as chancellor on Jan. 13, 2014.

Richard L. Thompson, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, alerted the Syracuse University community early this morning with an email stating the news.

August 27, 2013 - 9:28pm
A Jersey girl finds herself surrounded by a giant swarm of gnats after a long second day of class. Hilarity ensues.

I had a long day. Don’t get me wrong – it was a fulfilling “day two” of learning and getting back into the swing of things, but it was also an early-to-leave, late-to-return kind of Tuesday for me.

I was walking from Newhouse 3 towards the bus stop, tired, hungry and catching up on some text replies, only glancing up every now and then to admire the beautifully sunbathed buildings that lay atop our wonderful hill.

August 26, 2013 - 2:55pm
Several agencies respond to emergency calls from student witnesses.

The SU hill was abuzz Monday as students made their way to their first classes of the semester when a professor unexpectedly collapsed outside of Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC) Hall around 11:30 a.m.

Students who witnessed the episode immediately called 911, and within minutes, Syracuse city firefighters and campus emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene near the Quad.

A large crowd of students and professors gathered around, looking on in concerned silence as EMS team members administered CPR and worked vigorously to revive the fallen man.