Chancellor Kent Syverud

November 4, 2014 - 12:20pm
The rally took place in front of Hendricks Chapel at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Drawing together many of the individual protest movements active on campus this semester, approximately 200 people gathered on the steps of Hendricks Chapel Monday afternoon for the “Diversity and Transparency Rally.”

November 3, 2014 - 7:24pm
About 40 students will spend the night in the building's lobby.

Calling listening meetings inadequate, Syracuse University students have organized a sit-in at Crouse-Hinds Hall to demand that the administration address concerns related to diversity and transparency on campus.

About 40 participants will spend the night in the lobby of Crouse-Hinds, said Yanira Rodriguez, a PhD student in composition and culture, even though the building regularly closes at 10 p.m. Their goal is a written and verbal commitment from Chancellor Kent Syverud to address a 43-page list of grievances and demands, said geography senior Christine Edgeworth.

October 3, 2014 - 8:13am
Students, administration, and faculty members gathered in Hendricks Chapel on Thursday afternoon to discuss issues about minority scholarship cuts, understanding diversity, and what it means to truly belong at SU.

Raising signs with messages such as “Why are we being ignored?” and “No decisions about us without us,” Syracuse University students led a silent but powerful protest on the steps of Hendricks Chapel before the 3:30 p.m. start of the university-organized Express SU forum Thursday. Their point was to show that although conversations about diversity and inclusion often take place on campus, actual concrete changes and solutions rarely take effect.

September 21, 2014 - 12:36pm
Starting in fall 2015, SU will reduce its number of Posse Foundation partner cities from three to one.

When Shelia Payton graduated Syracuse University in 1970, she left the campus she had called home for four years with mixed feelings.

“I had a great education. I learned a lot. It got me the career I wanted,” the 66-year-old alumna said. “But I never felt that I was part of the university.” 

September 17, 2014 - 8:57pm
Students and faculty called on Chancellor Kent Syverud to re-open the Advocacy Center as a safe space.

The sun was shining on Hendricks Chapel at noon as a crowd of people began to gather. Some talked quietly among themselves, while others sat silently on the steps with their homemade signs speaking for them: “Survivors need more choices, not less” and “The AC was a safe space!”

Syracuse University students and faculty gathered on the steps of Hendricks Chapel at noon Wednesday for a Rally for Consent. Organized by the Campaign for an Advocacy Center at SU, the rally attracted representatives from several sponsoring organizations and many non-affiliated student supporters.