Campus News: Multimedia Belt

February 13, 2012 - 1:23am
Efforts to revive a symphony in Syracuse after Syracuse Symphony Orchestra went bankrupt have so far been unsuccessful.

The future of a symphony orchestra in Syracuse is hanging by a taxpayer string.

Groups are now seeking government funding to create a new symphony orchestra after an earlier orchestra went bankrupt and a philharmonic orchestra failed. Meanwhile, some musical supporters are keeping a temporary symphony going.

February 12, 2012 - 12:15am
The cast of this year's performances was split in two to emphasize the individuality of the monologues.

The monologues are the same, but the performances are uniquely their own.

The Vagina Monologues was performed four times at Syracuse University this year as usual. But this year there were two different casts with a total of 34 performers.

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written in 1996 featuring a varying number of monologues about female empowerment. College students across the nation put on The Vaginas Monologues as annual benefit performances to help survivors of domestic violence and raise awareness.

February 9, 2012 - 12:45am
Some say the policy is a form of censorship, while others say it is a smart business move.

Discussions about the merits and shortfalls of Twitter’s recently announced policy of withholding certain tweets are playing out at Syracuse University, much as they are around the globe.

Two weeks ago, Twitter announced it will withhold tweets that are illegal in the country they originate from if the country makes a “valid and applicable” legal request.

January 30, 2012 - 9:32pm
Paul Longchamps, a light bulb changer for SU, will begin the 2,180-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail in February.

Three out of four people who attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety do not succeed. Somewhere along that trek — a 2,180-mile footpath that stretches through 14 states, an epic trail the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 times — they falter. Injury, illness, family, funds and a broken-down psyche may lead the hikers off course.

January 27, 2012 - 2:57pm
Snowfall levels this year are nearly half of what they typically are.

Steve Bukolt walked to his business class on Thursday clad in a sweatshirt and jeans – unusual attire for the heart of January. 

The outside temperature was hovering around 41 degrees, and that was, surprisingly, a tad cooler than earlier in the week.

Bukolt, a senior accounting major and Buffalo native, said his walk to class has been pleasant so far this year.

“I live on Ackerman, so the commute has been better than in the past,” he said.

January 22, 2012 - 11:54pm
The 27th annual MLK Jr. dinner included a Southern feast, singing, dancing and awards for Unsung Heroes.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideal of promoting identity through action is as relevant today as during King's lifetime, said Detroit Mayor Dave Bing in his keynote address during Syracuse University's 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., dinner.

“Being proud begins with you,” Bing said. “We don't need you to maintain the status quo."

January 9, 2012 - 12:57am
SUA provides 24/7 ambulance services to faculty, staff and students at the university. The organization is almost entirely run by student members who are living a double life.

There are 75 students on campus that are committed Syracuse University Ambulance members, responding to emergency and medical calls daily. The student members cover overnight shifts, evening shifts or 24-hour shifts as they try to move up in position, gain more responsibility and learn more and more about people they serve.

December 20, 2011 - 11:39am
The number of military veterans attending Syracuse University has more than tripled since 2006, thanks to the post-9/11 G.I. Bill and the university's efforts to recruit and retain veterans.

Anthony Keach grew up in Elmira following Syracuse University basketball, and always knew he would go to school there.

After four years in the U.S. Army, Keach finally enrolled this fall at SU -- one of a growing number of veterans who have resumed their educations using new federal programs.

December 14, 2011 - 4:05pm
Student participation in SA elections tops record high; voters pick Dylan Lustig for president.

This year, student participation broke the record with 26.1 percent of the students voting in the Student Association (SA) elections. Before this year, the highest percentage of participation had been in 2008 with 23.6 percent.

December 12, 2011 - 7:45pm
More than 70 students, from across nearly every SU school, gathered at the iSchool for the second annual College Challenge.

It was 9 p.m. when sophomore Max Greenberg gathered with the rest of his group, Team Winston, in one of the computer labs in the School of Information Studies’ (iSchool) basement.

Greenberg, who studies information management and technology, thought the problem his challenge group needed to solve was what to do about the slow nature of a baseball game.