October 9, 2009 - 12:10pm
Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham selects her namesake sandwich, the Bran Grilled Texas.

On Friday, Newhouse School Dean Lorraine Branham was recognized in a way that puts her in some elite company.  She was not awarded a Nobel Prize, or a Pulitzer.  She was not given an honorary academic degree.

Dean Branham had a sandwich named after her in Food.com.  Branham, who arrived at Syracuse University just more than a year ago, was given her choice of five sandwiches and in a rigorous taste test, selected the one associated with her previous home in Austin, Texas.

October 8, 2009 - 1:33pm
A 'flash mob' staged by a Syracuse musical theater group provides the student center with an impromptu dance performance.

About a dozen Syracuse University students stopped people in their tracks Thursday afternoon with a “flash mob” dance performance at the Schine Student Center.

Flash mobs involve gathering a large people in a public place to perform or engage in an unusual activity. In 2008, dozens of students descended on the Quad to make snow angels.

October 1, 2009 - 10:52pm
The former host of ABC's 'Nightline' discusses technology, 'The Daily Show' and his time as a SU student.

Ted Koppel is a multi-platform journalist, having worked in television, radio, film and print over the past five decades, but don’t expect him to go viral anytime soon.


“I use my BlackBerry constantly, but that’s about it,” Koppel said during a Homecoming visit to Newhouse on Thursday afternoon.  “I use a laptop, obviously, but I am not a Tweeter, I am not a blogger, I am not a Facebooker.”

October 1, 2009 - 9:03pm
The former anchor for ABC's 'Nightline' interviews the award-winning actor at Syracuse Stage as part of this year's SU Homecoming.

Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella (Syracuse University class of '59) and award-winning journalist Ted Koppel (class of '60) weren't best friends during their undergraduate years, but you wouldn't be able to tell from the conversation they had during "One on One: Frank Langella and Ted Koppel," one of the highlight events in this year's Orange Central weekend.

September 30, 2009 - 6:35pm
From the rain-soaked parade to the energy at SU's football game, check out the experience for students, alums and fans.

Let's celebrate

October 3, 2009

September 22, 2009 - 9:18pm
Students gather to honor the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 after the recent release of the Lockerbie bomber.

More than 50 students gathered at the steps of Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the students killed on Pan Am Flight 103.

On Dec. 21, 1988, a terrorist bombing on Pan Am Flight 103 caused the plane to explode over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. Thirty-five of those were students returning from Syracuse University’s study abroad programs.

September 21, 2009 - 3:42pm
Professional artists and journalists debate social media, art and technology Monday during the "Transcending Conflict through Culture" symposium.

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September 11, 2009 - 2:20pm
H1N1 concerns and attention result in largest Syracuse campus clinic ever.

UPDATE: The next flu clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15. at Flanagan Gymnasium, beginning at noon until the vaccine is gone. Students should bring their student I.D. and wear loose clothing that allows their upper arm to be exposed.

“Ooooww!” Bryce Shulman yelled as the nurse pulled the needle out of his arm. 

Nearly 150 students lining the basketball court looked over at the 6-foot-tall, third-year film major.

“Just kidding,” Shulman said, smiling to the crowd.

September 9, 2009 - 6:34pm
About 1,000 students and locals pack Goldstein Auditorium to hear the Vice President discuss college affordability.

At 10:35 a.m., an official looking man came to the podium, rattled around some papers, and walked off. The crowd quieted down and the jazz music coming from the speakers of Goldstein Auditorium became audible. Realizing that the scheduled program was only five minutes behind schedule, the chit-chat in the room resumed.

The Vice President of the United States is allowed to be late.

September 2, 2009 - 2:41pm
Students shouldn't join ROTC just for financial benefits, officers say

When Garrett Stone, a sophomore Army ROTC cadet, graduates, he knows he’ll have a job in the US Army.

“If you are looking for money, it’s definitely a viable alternative,” said Stone, a history major. “ROTC gives you the opportunity to build skills, and you have a job waiting for you.”