Campus News: Multimedia Belt

March 7, 2011 - 12:48pm
More than a foot of snow in the past day gives SU students and staffers the day off.

Three words made it official.

“All Classes Cancelled.”

An e-mail from Syracuse University to its students, faculty and staff around 9 a.m. Monday announced the first full school closure since 1993.

“I can’t think of a particular time when there was this much snow all at one time,” SU political science graduate student Heather Pincock said.

After shoveling the front walkway for an hour and a half, Pincock then tackled the challenge of trying to move her car.

March 4, 2011 - 12:30am
About 25 students demonstrate outside of Maxwell School where Michelle Malkin spoke about the political left blaming the right for terror attempts, mass shootings and more.

A small but vocal group of students rallied against controversial political commentator Michelle Malkin’s Thursday talk at Syracuse University.

Since the release of her book, "The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror", Malkin has emerged as a leading conservative blogger, best-selling author and regular guest on Fox News Channel.  

March 1, 2011 - 7:13pm
Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser takes a hard look at the fast food industry in America and how it affects society.

Eric Schlosser demands social justice from an industry that he says has largely damaged aspects of American lifestyle.

“An enormous industrial food system has arisen in America that treats animals, and people and the land as though they are completely disposable,” he told the audience at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. 

February 25, 2011 - 5:17pm
Syracuse University's Winter Carnival events keep students entertained despite the harsh weather. Friday's event: a Human Dog Sled Race.

More than 15 Syracuse University students ventured into the cold and snow Friday afternoon to participate in the Human Dog Sled Race, one of this year’s Winter Carnival events.

Three teams—Delta Sigma Pi, the co-ed business fraternity, “Snowy Girls,” a team of five girls, and the Syracuse University Student Association—competed in the event.

Two race courses marked by orange flags lined Walnut Park. All of the participants arrived laughing and smiling despite the harsh winds and snow.

February 13, 2011 - 12:37am
Every year, several hundred students mark the start of the Chinese New Year with cultural events, performances, and a dinner held in Goldstein Auditorium.

Several hundred members of the Syracuse community gathered in Schine Student Center Friday Feb. 4 to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

The Spring Gala, sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), brought together SU faculty and students along with members of the local community to engage in Chinese traditions. CSSA celebrated the beginning of Chinese New Year, and a new year in raising cultural awareness on campus, by hosting a dinner with performances by Chinese student groups.

January 31, 2011 - 1:15pm
While many people visit Syracuse University's legendary Carrier Dome to see the Orange athletes, the Dome security officers who monitor the sporting events are just as important in guaranteeing the games run smoothly.

The airtight doors lock in the cheers of the Carrier Dome as catcalls from scalpers whisper through the cold Saturday night air. Syracuse University football plays host to University of Connecticut for the Big East title-- the biggest home game of the season. Outside, the wind carries clanking beer cans along the walkways that surround the stadium. SU is one of the few college campuses left that sells beer, giving Dome security an extra occurrence to monitor.

January 23, 2011 - 11:34pm
Members of the SU community gathered to eat and hear speakers, poets, and musicians pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

The 26th annual dinner in the Carrier Dome honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a call to action as well as a celebration. 


January 4, 2011 - 6:02pm
From Gutenberg to Malcolm X, history is literally at your fingertips on the Bird's sixth floor.

It’s an old joke that a library’s worth is measured by how much its collection weighs.

Syracuse University’s Bird Library houses about 3 million volumes, and its Special Collections Research Center includes more than 145,000 printed works and more than 2,000 manuscript and archival collections.

Impressive numbers. But they don’t prove the millions of volumes are being used.

December 8, 2010 - 7:21pm
A Syracuse newcomer reflects on the snowfall that shows no signs of stopping.

New England weather is moody. Growing up in southwestern Connecticut, I saw times when it was warm in winter months and freezing cold in spring and summer.

Three years ago my family moved to Long Island, and in December 2009, there was a substantial blizzard where up to 26 inches of snow struck the ground, according to Newsday. It was unexpected, and it was a necessity to cozy up under blankets and have a nice cup of hot chocolate.

November 17, 2010 - 1:00am
Bernard Amadei explains how engineers can help make the world a better place.

On Tuesday evening, Bernard Amadei assured the Hendricks Chapel audience that he came in peace.

The co-founder and president of Engineers Without Borders - USA promised he wouldn’t talk about fancy engineering or explain complex equations. He wanted to speak to the Syracuse University students and faculty about engineering with a human face.