Campus News: Multimedia Belt

November 6, 2010 - 7:49pm
The world's most highly decorated Winter Olympic athlete, Apolo Ohno, shows how we can all come closer to living with zero regrets.

“It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish.” That was the message Winter Olympic gold medalist and ...

November 3, 2010 - 10:45pm
Award-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof discusses the vital role of women in addressing development issues across the globe.

“Are there more males or more females in the world today?” New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof polls the audience at the beginning of his lecture. “Males?” A few tentative hands go up. “Females?” Most of the attendees in a packed-to-the-ceiling Hendricks Chapel raise their hands.

The answer is men. But Kristof’s answer to the world’s troubles is women.

October 26, 2010 - 10:39pm
A group of expert panelists gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 26 to discuss what the BP oil spill means to the future of American energy.

The British Petroleum oil rig exploded six months ago, killing 11 people and sending a steady stream of panic into the Gulf of Mexico region, and yet the nation is still grappling with the aftermath with no end in sight.

October 23, 2010 - 10:55pm
A Remembrance Scholar gets to know the Pan Am Flight 103 victim she represents.

When I became a Remembrance Scholar, I anticipated spending a lot of time in university archives learning about an exceptional, far away person who died too soon. I imagined talking about the Pan Am 103 tragedy with current scholars, and readied myself for many a weepy phone call home to my mom.

All of that came true. But what I didn’t realize before this process began was the connection I would make with the families of the victims of Pan Am 103, the message they would have for us, and how close I would feel to the tragedy, despite the distance.

October 21, 2010 - 12:39am
PostSecret creator Frank Warren brings the comedy and confessions to Syracuse University.

Frank Warren has a ton of secrets.

No, really. Warren stores in Tupperware bins every single PostSecret message ever mailed to him. And yes, he estimates that all the secrets — more than half a million in five years — literally weigh at least a ton.

In 2005, Warren started PostSecret, a continuous art project where people anonymously mail secrets to his home in Germantown, Md. They range in topic, from loneliness and suicide to love and jokes. He posts new secrets online each Sunday.

October 19, 2010 - 5:12pm
Five-time Emmy winner and columnist Randy Cohen discusses ethics in today's society at Hendricks Chapel.

Randy Cohen writes “The Ethicist” column in The New York Times Magazine, but said he is not an expert in ethics and sometimes wonders how he got his job.

But after writing the weekly column for 11 years, he must be doing something right.  

“I was not hired to personify virtue, but rather to analyze it,” Cohen told a Hendricks Chapel audience Tuesday night as part of the University Lectures series.

October 18, 2010 - 10:24pm
Six decades later, SU's Class of 1950 returns to reminisce about the campus that changed them.

More than half a century ago, Ed and Elaine London met on a blind date for his fraternity formal. The two returned to campus for a class reunion Friday — on their 60th wedding anniversary.

“It didn’t go anywhere for quite a while,” Ed said of their relationship after his Zeta Beta Tau formal.

“We were both busy,” Elaine chimed in. But after winter vacation, they went on another date. “And one thing led to another,” she laughed.

October 15, 2010 - 8:50pm
Retired NBC national security correspondent Fred Francis, along with other prominent media members, explore cultural diplomacy Friday at SU.

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed 23,000 Guatemalans in 1976, journalist, Fred Francis looked up to see US Air Force planes whizzing in.

He’s never felt prouder, he said. Within 72 hours the US had four field hospitals set up, kitchens and thousands of soldiers on the ground. “We were the good guys then,” Francis said, “We jumped through hoops to help people.”

October 13, 2010 - 1:21am
Controversial visiting professor passionately discusses feminism and the anti-prison movement Tuesday to a capacity crowd.

Scholar-activist Angela Davis delivered a passionate, thought-provoking lecture on prison abolition to a packed Watson Theater Tuesday evening.

October 12, 2010 - 10:35pm
Kathleen Jamieson takes a hard look at the power of speech and rhetoric in the race for the presidency.

An almost full-house in Hendricks Chapel watched former president Bill Clinton declare once again on the projector screen that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” A second later the audience burst into laughter as the word TRANSLATION flashed onto the screen along with, “Bill Clinton does not define sexual ‘contact’ as relations.”