March 7, 2011 - 12:48pm
More than a foot of snow in the past day gives SU students and staffers the day off.

Three words made it official.

“All Classes Cancelled.”

An e-mail from Syracuse University to its students, faculty and staff around 9 a.m. Monday announced the first full school closure since 1993.

“I can’t think of a particular time when there was this much snow all at one time,” SU political science graduate student Heather Pincock said.

After shoveling the front walkway for an hour and a half, Pincock then tackled the challenge of trying to move her car.

March 4, 2011 - 12:30am
About 25 students demonstrate outside of Maxwell School where Michelle Malkin spoke about the political left blaming the right for terror attempts, mass shootings and more.

A small but vocal group of students rallied against controversial political commentator Michelle Malkin’s Thursday talk at Syracuse University.

Since the release of her book, "The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror", Malkin has emerged as a leading conservative blogger, best-selling author and regular guest on Fox News Channel.  

March 1, 2011 - 7:13pm
Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser takes a hard look at the fast food industry in America and how it affects society.

Eric Schlosser demands social justice from an industry that he says has largely damaged aspects of American lifestyle.

“An enormous industrial food system has arisen in America that treats animals, and people and the land as though they are completely disposable,” he told the audience at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. 

February 25, 2011 - 5:17pm
Syracuse University's Winter Carnival events keep students entertained despite the harsh weather. Friday's event: a Human Dog Sled Race.

More than 15 Syracuse University students ventured into the cold and snow Friday afternoon to participate in the Human Dog Sled Race, one of this year’s Winter Carnival events.

Three teams—Delta Sigma Pi, the co-ed business fraternity, “Snowy Girls,” a team of five girls, and the Syracuse University Student Association—competed in the event.

Two race courses marked by orange flags lined Walnut Park. All of the participants arrived laughing and smiling despite the harsh winds and snow.

February 20, 2011 - 10:34pm
While the 76-acre park adjacent to SU's campus has a reputation for criminal activity, actual incidents since 2008 suggest the popular spot may not be as dangerous as many believe.

What comes to mind when you hear the words Thornden Park?

Picnics, fresh air, long walks and gardens?

Or rather, is it rape, robbery, assault and murder?

If you’re a Syracuse University student, there’s a good chance Thornden’s sinister reputation as a place where criminals lurk behind every rose bush trumps nearly anything you’ve heard about the park’s assets.

February 13, 2011 - 12:37am
Every year, several hundred students mark the start of the Chinese New Year with cultural events, performances, and a dinner held in Goldstein Auditorium.

Several hundred members of the Syracuse community gathered in Schine Student Center Friday Feb. 4 to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

The Spring Gala, sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), brought together SU faculty and students along with members of the local community to engage in Chinese traditions. CSSA celebrated the beginning of Chinese New Year, and a new year in raising cultural awareness on campus, by hosting a dinner with performances by Chinese student groups.

January 31, 2011 - 1:15pm
While many people visit Syracuse University's legendary Carrier Dome to see the Orange athletes, the Dome security officers who monitor the sporting events are just as important in guaranteeing the games run smoothly.

The airtight doors lock in the cheers of the Carrier Dome as catcalls from scalpers whisper through the cold Saturday night air. Syracuse University football plays host to University of Connecticut for the Big East title-- the biggest home game of the season. Outside, the wind carries clanking beer cans along the walkways that surround the stadium. SU is one of the few college campuses left that sells beer, giving Dome security an extra occurrence to monitor.

January 23, 2011 - 11:34pm
Members of the SU community gathered to eat and hear speakers, poets, and musicians pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

The 26th annual dinner in the Carrier Dome honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a call to action as well as a celebration. 


January 20, 2011 - 7:51pm
The majority of sculptures and statues on campus were created by former faculty and alumni, many of them world-famous artists.

Ivan Mestrovic

Works: Supplicant Persephone, Job, Croatian Rhapsody, Moses, Socrates and his Disciples, Bust Study for Mother and Child

January 20, 2011 - 6:46pm
More than 30 statues and sculptures stand on campus but their stories and artists behind these works of art have remained a mystery to students.

The original purpose of the Saltine Warrior statue was to mark a phony gravesite of an Onondagan chief rumored to be buried on campus. 

Syracuse University tradition has it that if a student rubs the dog's paw on the Diana statue in Bird Library they will ace an upcoming test.