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November 9, 2011 - 9:07pm

For those involved in this year’s Remembrance Week honoring the 35 Syracuse University students killed on Pan Am Flight 103, the death of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi means a few different things.

For the scholars, his death highlights a need for more discussion about how to prosecute convicted terrorists and the governments who support them. For some families of Pan Am 103 victims, scholars said, Gadhafi’s death has helped to bring a sense of closure and justice served.

November 8, 2011 - 10:54am
At Syracuse's first annual Startup Weekend, dozens of entrepreneurs pitched, developed and competed for their business models

With conversation buzzing in a room full of people standing around holding pizza and beer, all the basic ingredients for a typical Friday night were in place. And then the Pitchfire began:

Friday evening opened Syracuse’s first-annual Startup Weekend, letting loose a slew of creativity, innovation and quick thinking on downtown Syracuse in a 54-hour event that was a far cry from typical.

November 4, 2011 - 12:31am
Four of The NewsHouse lead producers are participating in No Shave November. Join their efforts by sending your hairiest photos to

Gentlemen, it’s November so you know what that means. Time to put away the razors and shaving cream to master the art of mustache and beard growing.

October 19, 2011 - 11:41am
SU alum Chris Provenzano finds success as a screenwriter in Hollywood.

As a writer for the first season of "Mad Men," it almost drove Chris Provenzano crazy.

"It was very, very intense," Provenzano said of working in the "Mad Men" writers' room. "(On the show) everyone is so terrible to everyone else ... and the demand was to pull the most terrible stories from your own life. I found it a hard place to spend most of my waking hours."

September 20, 2011 - 1:23pm
It was sun, fun, and culture at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair Sunday.

Culture, food, music and sun? Westcott managed to pack it all in Sunday as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. 

The day began at noon with a parade march from the Westcott Community Center. Booths of food vendors, community advocates, artisans and more lined the business district of Westcott Street and leaked off onto connecting side streets. Six different stages were set up to feature more than 30 musical and cultural performances.

September 19, 2011 - 12:13pm
Syracuse University students were some of the many participants in the Cuse Crawl, the city's first-ever bar crawl, Friday night.

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September 13, 2011 - 1:09pm
SU slips several spots in the 'U.S. News & World Report' university rankings over the years, prompting response from Chancellor Nancy Cantor.

Syracuse University ranked 62nd in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings, published Tuesday. This is a seven-spot drop from 55th in the World Report's 2011 rankings.

This is not the first time the university has dropped in this list. SU stayed put in the list's 58th spot in 2010 and 2009. In 2008, SU sat at 53rd, three spots lower than it's 50th ranking in 2007. Between 2006 and 2004, the rankings have jumped around between 52 and 50.

September 9, 2011 - 8:37pm
The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety is asking for students' assistance in reporting any suspicious activity as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 marks not only remembrance, but cause for a little extra vigilance in reporting anything out of the norm.

The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety is asking for students' assistance in reporting suspicious activity. Anything that does not seem to be right should be communicated. Examples of activity that should be reported are as follows:

July 19, 2011 - 10:29pm
Syracuse University announces the extension of hours at student centers and pools.

As temperatures in the Syracuse area reach record-highs in the coming days, Syracuse University announced extended hours at several campus buildings and ways to stay cool in the blistering summer weather.

April 24, 2011 - 2:38pm
Imam Khalid says old Islamic traditions need to change in order to redefine the way society sees Muslims.

Isam Khalid, NYPD Chaplin and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, first reflected on his experience as a Muslim growing up as he spoke at Maxwell Auditorium. Khalid encouraged the current generation of Muslims to create a new narrative for themselves today that are not based on those traditions of their parents and grandparents.

“The narrative that exists now around Islam equates us to something that existed thousands of years ago,” Khalid said. “It is not society that doesn’t welcome us, we don’t know how to reach out to society.”