August 31, 2009 - 12:47pm
The first day back at SU is filled with signs of nerves, excitement and determination.

Approaching the Syracuse University campus at 10 a.m. this morning, it seemed a bit too calm for the first day of the fall 2009 semester. Nearing the Schine Student Center, the bustle and excitement began to pick up.

The network of sidewalks outside of Schine was crawling with students making their way to and from class, texting on their cell phones, waving to familiar faces across the grass, and catching up with old friends. Two, three, four, five girls in a row drinking Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee exited Schine, taking advantage of the warm weather while they still could.

May 25, 2009 - 5:48pm
Jonathan Shew completes his career at SU's final home basketball game

Jonathan Shew is no stranger to the pressures of the stage. Aside from his numerous performances as a music industry major at Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts, and his participation in SU's only all-male a capella group, Orange Appeal, he grew up with music and performance in his blood. Originally from New York City, both of Shew's parents are Broadway performers. 

May 25, 2009 - 3:19pm
New course at SU teaches students about the cultural and social significance of hip-hop.

Where can the music of Lil' Wayne and Kanye West battle each other for audience applause?  Syracuse classrooms, thanks to a unique new class.

May 25, 2009 - 2:32pm
The Syracuse University campus comes together to protest against sexual violence.

A sea of students and faculty stood by the steps of Hendricks Chapel to denounce sexual violence. 

On April 15, 2009,  more than 700 protestors joined together at Syracuse University's annual "Take Back the Night" event to discuss society's tolerance of sexual violence and abuse. 

April 24, 2009 - 10:23am
In 1969 the hill was buzzing with student activism, the students made demands and the faculty listened.

Bettie Thompson ’71 had been corresponding with her soon-to-be Syracuse University roommate on a regular basis the summer before her freshman year at SU. It wasn’t until Thompson met her roommate, a fellow New Jersey native, in person that race became an issue.

“Her family walked into Walnut Cottage where we lived, and she said, “My God, you’re a nigger,’” Thompson said.

April 23, 2009 - 2:18pm
Syracuse University hosts a showcase to help bring awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

There are nearly 250,000 people in the United States who unknowingly have HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  And in the black community, those numbers are even higher.  The CDC estimates that in 2005, African-Americans accounted for nearly half of the new HIV/AIDS diagnoses within the 33 states that have had long-term HIV reporting.