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February 1, 2016 - 11:07am
Activist and media personality Marc Lamont Hill served as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and highlighted activism and agency.

Marc Lamont Hill said it’s easy to share stories about injustice on social media, but taking action is necessary to see true changes in today’s society. The Morehouse College professor shared his thoughts on social justice movements with those in attendance in the Carrier Dome Sunday during Syracuse University’s 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. 

“You can’t talk about Martin King and not talk about acting — acting bravely,” Hill said. “The biggest problem in the world today is that there are too many people that don’t do anything.”

October 13, 2015 - 11:47pm
The third University Lecture of the semester featured Charles Blow and Ross Douthat, who spoke about modern issues and politics of race in America.

Columnist Charles Blow and blogger Ross Douthat spoke about racial inequality in black communities and how the digital media helped to address the issue at Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday night for the latest University Lecture Series.

May 2, 2014 - 3:16am
The 2014-2015 guest speakers include Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and Laurel J. Richie, the president of the WNBA.

Syracuse University announced next year’s University Lectures series speakers on Wednesday.

Beginning on September 30, seven distinguished guests from different disciplines will speak at Hendricks Chapel.

April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
The CNN anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent shared his experiences as a reporter abroad and gave advice to students in the audience.

Anderson Cooper never anticipated becoming a television anchor.

In fact, he’s suspicious of anyone who tells him that’s what they want to become.

“It’s like a kid who tells me they want to be a politician: I think you should be a real person before you become a fake one,” he said.

April 14, 2014 - 5:56pm
The CNN anchor will be the guest speaker of the third annual "Truth Be Told" event, hosted by NABJ and Alphi Phi Alpha, Fraternity.

The silver fox is coming to campus.

On Thursday, April 24, CNN anchor and journalist Anderson Cooper will speak at The Newhouse School at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium.

Cooper will be the guest speaker at the third annual “Truth Be Told” event, organized by the Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity and the Syracuse chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.