April 29, 2010 - 9:30pm
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz shares favorites and insights in a packed Hendricks Chapel Thursday.

Vogue. Vanity Fair. Rolling Stone.

These are just a few of the magazines that have featured the work of  the acclaimed photographer and documentarian Annie Leibovitz. She has photographed the Queen and the first family. She has produced images that have become enduring cultural icons in modern America. The Library of Congress has labeled her a living legend.

And on Thursday, she inspired a standing-room only crowd at Hendricks Chapel.

April 27, 2010 - 6:55pm
After 42 years without a new residence hall, the Syracuse campus has three new living spaces within its borders.

One year ago, the skeleton frame of a building stood at the corner of University Place and Comstock Avenue. Today, a state-of-the-art living facility named after one of Syracuse University’s greatest legends stands in that very same spot.

Ernie Davis Hall, which opened in August 2009, is the first residence hall to be built by Syracuse University since Brewster-Boland Hall in 1966. The new dorm is one of a trio of new residences arising throughout the Syracuse campus.

April 21, 2010 - 5:52pm
Spotlight on sustainability: A bright hope for the Syracuse University campus or a fading dream?

All the buzzing widgets, blinking bulbs and electric air coolers in Newhouse I, II and III zapped through 150,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity last July. This is 7.5 times the energy consumed by the average automobile in the year 2000. It's 64 times the total magnetic field energy in all the magnets of the Large Hadron Collider, and 12 times the average yearly single-family home electricity usage.

April 19, 2010 - 2:28pm
Syracuse police monitor Euclid Avenue despite student attendance at SU Showcase events on campus.

It was just another Monday on Euclid Avenue in Syracuse on April 19. Syracuse University students walked to and from class — some dragging their legs — while others quickly darted between slow walkers to avoid being late.  

April 15, 2010 - 7:23pm
Student protests against JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon gain attention from university administration, national media outlets.

The debate over Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s choice for Syracuse University’s 2010 commencement speaker continues to rage on.

After JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon was announced as this year's commencement speaker, a group of students protested the decision and don’t seem ready to cease action any time soon.

April 14, 2010 - 7:52pm
Motivational speaker and activist Omekongo Dibinga crusades to end genocide in Congo.

Omékongo Dibinga clasped his hands and bowed his head for a moment. Then, his voice boomed. “Five million screams falling on deaf ears, fatherless children fathered by foreign soldiers. Homes with no husbands, husbands with no honor,” he recited, filling the basement auditorium in Syracuse University’s Life Sciences building at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with verses describing the plight of thousands of Congolese women experiencing sexual abuse as a result of war in the Congo.  

April 13, 2010 - 7:56pm
Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, reads poetry and talks about his life as a writer and poet at Hendricks Chapel.

Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and writer Seamus Heaney gave a lecture at Syracuse University Tuesday evening, April 13, 2010. SU and Le Moyne College students sat impatiently and eager to hear what Heaney had to say.

“I love poetry. He’s the only poet I have come to see here,” said Samantha Kharasch, a freshman modern foreign language major at SU. “As a reader, I understand his works easily. It [his poetry] makes you listen.”  

April 13, 2010 - 5:59pm
The Northern Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner went to college and began writing 'to make sense of a life in that time.'

Tensions between past and present, rural and urban life, the individual and the community dominated the early life of poet Seamus Heaney who grew up in the ethnically torn Northern Ireland countryside.

Heaney, 71, came from a place where he and his family “still plowed with horses, lit the fire in the morning, carried water from wells.”

“In very quick time all that changed," Heaney said.

Rapid industrialization in the 1950s pushed his family to a more urban lifestyle.

Soon afterward, Heaney went to college and began writing “to make sense of a life in that time...

April 12, 2010 - 9:22pm
First Year Players stage its largest flash mob to promote its spring musical, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.'

When Syracuse University students ordered lunch at the Schine Student Center cafeteria on Monday, they didn’t expect a side of music, marching and marketing.

At about 12:37 p.m., SU’s First Year Players staged its largest flash mob of the year.

Flash mobs involve gathering a large group of people in a public place to perform or engage in an unusual activity. 

April 10, 2010 - 10:52pm
Syracuse University's eighth annual Relay For Life raises more than $153,000 for cancer research, including $20,000 that night.

The luminarias shone bright green after the lights dimmed in the Carrier Dome. Thousands silently circled the path lit by the small memorials, the only sounds heard from the once rambunctious group being small cries of grief or sighs. Some walked with each other, hand-in-hand or arm-in-arm. Some stopped to sit together by single luminarias made in memory of loved ones. Each could see the words “hope” and “cure” illuminated in the stands.