October 25, 2016 - 11:02am
A Washington Post reporter who served 18 months in an Iranian prison was given the distinct honor on Monday.

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned in Iran for more than 18 months while on assignment, talked about his imprisonment, the mental changes he went through after being released and the duty of journalists on Monday at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. He was honored with the Tully Free Speech Award by the Tully Center for Free Speech that afternoon.

October 20, 2016 - 2:03pm
Before her University Lectures talk, Lynsey Addario talked with The NewsHouse about working in some of the world's most dangerous places.

One of the most admired wartime photographers in modern history shared her experiences from the frontline while visiting SU's campus Tuesday to speak as part of the University Lectures series.

October 17, 2016 - 10:51am
Professionals spoke about non-state actors in international relations at the annual two-day event.

Each year, the public diplomacy graduate students of Syracuse University host a public diplomacy symposium. Usually held in Washington D.C., this year's event, inspired by Geoffrey Wiseman’s book, "Isolate or Engage: Adversarial States, US Foreign Policy, and Public Diplomacy," was held at SU on Oct. 13 and 14.

October 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
Journalists and human rights advocates spoke about the media's role in the Syrian conflict at an all-day event on Thursday.

Some stopped to reflect on each scene’s significance. Others walked right by. But before even entering the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, attendees of "Running for Cover: Politics, Justice & Media in the Syrian Conflict" walked past a wall of images - images of the people in Syria, living with this conflict every day.

The wall reflected the central theme of the event: how is the media shaping the Syrian conflict, and why is this important to understand?

October 7, 2016 - 10:02am
Sarina Morales, now an on-air contributor for SportsCenter:AM, spoke on race, gender, and sports as the commemorative speaker for Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month.

She was the only girl on her baseball team. Her dream — to play centerfield for the New York Yankees.

As she gets up to bat in front of a huge crowd of people in the Bronx, most of whom have come to scope her out to see if she can really play, the opposing team sits down on the field. The opposing team didn’t believe in her, and her own team didn’t cheer her on either.

The pitcher threw her a soft toss, she took it, and she didn’t quit. She went home, cried and grew a thick skin.

October 5, 2016 - 2:32pm
The midday protest drew hundreds of onlookers to the university Promenade in an effort to challenge police brutality.

Syracuse University students staged a “Die-In” Wednesday afternoon at the Promenade where dozens of participants fell to the ground to raise awareness about recent police killings of unarmed black men across the country.

Starting at 12:30 p.m., the students laid still for 10 minutes to represent the fact that only 10 of the 102 cases of unarmed black people killed by police in 2015 resulted in officers being charged with a crime, according to a statement from organizers.

October 4, 2016 - 6:40pm
Students gather at the first University Lecture of the year to hear advice from the leader in 3D printing technology.

Innovator and technology evangelist Bre Pettis kicked off the University Lectures Series with an inspiring lecture Tuesday in Hendricks Chapel.

October 4, 2016 - 3:11pm
Students who were part of the grassroots movement carried mattresses labeled with red tape spelling, "RAPISTS GO HERE," across the Quad as part of the "No Red Tape" protest campaign.

With vibrant red tape covering their mouths, a handful of student activists gathered on the Quad midday Tuesday to demonstrate against rape culture and express disappointment over Syracuse University’s recent handling of sexual assault cases.

The protest aimed to follow the 2014 performance “Carry That Weight,” in which Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress around Columbia University to protest the dismissal of rape charges against her alleged attacker.

October 3, 2016 - 12:54am
Annual Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival screened documentaries throughout the weekend.

The 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday after three days of documentary screenings that shed light on humanitarian issues across the world, such as the sovereignty of indigenous lands, the Syrian refugee crisis and LGBTQ rights.

“This festival is mainly for college students,” said founder Tula Goenka, who co-directed the event with fellow SU professor Roger Hallas. “Besides going to school and earning a degree, you will have to think: What is your responsibility as a human being? How are you going to give back to society?”

September 27, 2016 - 10:40am
Kenneth Kavajecz will appear in court this week for patronizing a prostitute, prompting student debate.

Students of SU’s Whitman School of Business are divided on the issue of their dean’s dismissal.