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December 11, 2011 - 2:31am
The Syracuse University Marching Band will play the fight songs from three other universities as well as the SU alma mater at the 77th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Gala.

About 40 section leaders from the Syracuse University “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band will share a Manhattan conference room with Vinny Testaverde, Eric Crouch and other football dynamos at Monday’s 77th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Gala.

Jon Gesicki, a senior trombone section leader, took his engineering final three days early so he could make the trip.

November 29, 2011 - 10:26pm
Syracuse University men's basketball fans voice their support, dismay for associate head coach Bernie Fine following child molestation accusations.

The bottom half of Matt Ficarra’s body was paralyzed after an accident at Oneida Lake on July 30. This event caused him to miss out on playing and watching games, a difficult adjustment for the former lacrosse player and self-proclaimed big sports fan.

November 18, 2011 - 2:28am
Lustig beat out opponent Taylor Carr in the most popular SA election since voting started on MySlice.

With more than twice as many votes as his opponent, Dylan Lustig was voted Syracuse University's Student Association president for the 56th Session.

November 15, 2011 - 11:57pm
Journalist Bob Herbert advocated for building up the country's infrastructure, both literal and figurative, in Tuesday's University Lecture.

Before former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert spoke Tuesday night, he paused for brief introspection before sternly addressing the crowd at Hendricks Chapel.

“It’s customary to start a talk like this with a couple of jokes, but there’s nothing funny about what’s going on in the United States,” Herbert said.

November 14, 2011 - 3:31pm
Candidates for several SA positions discuss their positions on community service, personal leadership skills and the university's national rankings at this year's debate.

Showing divides on ways to tackle community service, Syracuse University’s falling rankings and leadership capabilities, Student Association presidential hopefuls Dylan Lustig and Taylor Carr debated at Grant Auditorium Sunday evening in front of an audience of more than 40 people.

The debate acted as a prelude to the SA elections. Students can vote for Lustig or Carr, as well as the unopposed comptroller candidate and home college representatives. Voting is done through MySlice and starts Nov. 14 and continues until Nov. 17 at midnight.

November 3, 2011 - 2:35am
More education equals more opportunity, right? Young college dropouts say no.

Alex Franke had it all planned out. He was going to dive back into the academic scene.

In January 2011, the plan was to go abroad to London in the spring, return to SU in the fall and take a couple television, radio, film courses. He had his London classes picked out, his roundtrip ticket booked and his suitcase packed.

But a week before he was supposed to leave for London, Franke had what he called his “movie-like epiphany.” He picked up the phone from his Jersey City apartment overlooking Manhattan, and dialed his parents’ number back home in Milburn, New Jersey.

October 27, 2011 - 1:07am
NPR personality Moira Gunn hosts a panel to gauge political, media influences on the Earth.

During Wednesday night’s “State of the Earth” panel hosted by NPR’s Dr. Moira Gunn, it was clear the point the panelists were driving home: A failure to communicate. They agreed there is an increasing need for communication within the scientific community and beyond.

Communication among academic disciplines, between scientists and the public, and between scientists and the media were all subsets in the discussion surrounding the current state of the Earth and how to handle discourse.

October 25, 2011 - 1:11am
Syracuse University emerges as leader in student entrepreneurship thanks to a thriving club, donations from outside organizations and personal drive.

You need to get to SU’s weekly Entrepreneurship Club meetings early. Meetings begin at 7:15 p.m., but by 7:00, groups of students flood into every chair and table. The full house buzzes with conversation.

With nearly 400 members, it is the largest club on campus.

October 4, 2011 - 11:56pm
The Nation editor Katherine vanden Heuvel advocates for citizens retaking the government at Syracuse University's second University Lecture.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, called for an actively engaged citizenship in today’s political landscape as she spoke to students, faculty and the Syracuse community in the University Lectures series Tuesday.

Audience members in Hendricks Chapel applauded in agreement as vanden Heuvel explored issues of the Tea Party, the corrupting influence of corporate money, President Obama’s current political role and the overarching responsibility of the media.

September 28, 2011 - 1:00am
Maria Hinojosa, the first speaker for this year's University Lectures Series, brings Latino issues out of the dark.

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa shed new light on the contentious issues surrounding Latino immigration when she kicked off the Syracuse University Lectures Series on Tuesday. The audience filling Hendricks Chapel felt the impact of the Latina’s trailblazing work in investigative journalism in her lecture titled, “Making the Invisible Visible."

Hinojosa described the past two years she’s spent working on “The Latino List,” a documentary debuting this week on HBO, and “Lost in Detention,” a PBS Frontline documentary. She explained “the reality of being Latino.”