Remembrance scholars

October 29, 2017 - 10:21am
After a week of events honoring the 35 fallen Syracuse University students who died on the Pan Am Flight 103 attack, the 2017 Remembrance Scholars gathered in front of the Hall of Languages to reflect on the lives they have been honoring this week.

On October 27, 2017 at 2:03pm, the exact time Pan Am Flight 103 exploded, the annual Rose Laying Ceremony commenced at the Remembrance Wall in front of the Hall of Languages. This is the final event of Syracuse University's 2017 Remembrance Week.

November 15, 2015 - 11:33pm
Candelight vigil commemorates those lost in Paris, Beirut and Egypt.

The Syracuse University community gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night in memory of the victims of recent attacks of terror in Paris and Beirut, as well as victims of a Russian flight that crashed in Egypt.

October 30, 2015 - 1:48pm
Three of the 2015 Remembrance Scholars reflect on the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing they have chosen to represent.

Juan Rangel sometimes walks by the Livingston Avenue house that Alex Lowenstein lived in during his junior year. Lowenstein was a Syracuse University student and a victim of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, that left 270 dead, including 35 SU students who were coming home from a semester abroad on Dec. 21, 1988.

October 25, 2014 - 10:31am
The emotional ceremony began at 2:03 p.m., the same time Pan Am 103 was bombed.

Emotional scholars ended Remembrance Week Friday with a rose laying ceremony honoring the 35 Syracuse University students who died on Pan Am 103.

October 11, 2013 - 10:25am
This year's Remembrance Scholars held a five-person panel in which scholars, professors and local reporters reflected on reporting of Pan Am Flight 103 Thursday night for a packed Watson Theater.

Photographers and reporters flashed cameras and stuck voice recorders in the faces of sobbing students at Hendricks Chapel. It was just hours after news broke 25 years ago that Pan Am flight 103 had exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 – including 35 students returning from SU's study abroad program. Members of the media were just beginning to descend on the campus.

October 25, 2012 - 1:13pm
A documentary about the 1988 bombing that killed 35 SU students premiered Wednesday night as part of the annual Remembrance Week.

In the dark, the only light from a screen fell on pensive faces and teary eyes. Students gathered Wednesday at the Kittredge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall to memorialize a tragedy that happened 24 years ago.

October 25, 2012 - 8:03am
A documentary about the 1988 bombing that killed 35 SU students premiered Wednesday night as part of the annual Remembrance Week.

In the dark, the only light from a screen fell on pensive faces and teary eyes. Students gathered Wednesday at the Kittredge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall to memorialize a tragedy that happened 24 years ago.

October 23, 2012 - 10:12am
The event was one of several that will be held this week to honor the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the 1988 attack.

November 30, 2011 - 10:48am
The 35 seniors who represent the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing agree this part of SU's history must never be forgotten.

Evan Wichman applied to be a Remembrance Scholar because he wanted to become more connected to the Syracuse University campus.

“It’s a really exciting thing to be associated with,” Wichman said. “There’s a lot of honor and pride.”

November 9, 2011 - 8:07pm

For those involved in this year’s Remembrance Week honoring the 35 Syracuse University students killed on Pan Am Flight 103, the death of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi means a few different things.

For the scholars, his death highlights a need for more discussion about how to prosecute convicted terrorists and the governments who support them. For some families of Pan Am 103 victims, scholars said, Gadhafi’s death has helped to bring a sense of closure and justice served.