Syracuse University

September 13, 2012 - 6:04pm
Officials announced the Campaign for Syracuse University raised more than $1 billion before its official ending date.

September 11, 2012 - 7:48pm
SU alums Gait, Hill and Lockwood to be inducted into the Upstate New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Former Syracuse University lacrosse greats Gary Gait, Ron Hill and Charlie Lockwood will be inducted into the Upstate New York Hall of Sunday, Oct. 21 in East Syracuse.

Their induction will boost the count of SU inductees into the Hall to 19.

Gait, current head coach of the SU women’s lacrosse team and 2005 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee, set the school’s single season goals record after netting 70 in 1988. Gait was also a four-time All-American and won the National Player of the Year in 1988 and 1990.

August 22, 2012 - 3:32pm
Chef Steve LeClair brings popular food truck craze to Syracuse with his trailer-turned-kitchen

On the first day chef Steve LeClair planned to serve food from his trailer-turned-kitchen, he hopped into his truck and drove down the driveway—pulling out the plug that had been powering the trailer’s refrigerator in anticipation of the grand opening of “Steve’s Street Eats.”

May 8, 2012 - 4:37am
The dirty details of Syracuse University's dining hall waste and where food scraps go.

New compost bins in the dining centers around campus put Syracuse University high on the list of sustainable universities, said Assistant Director of Food Services Mark Tewksbury.

The dining halls installed them during spring break. Now there are compost bins in the disposal areas for students finishing their meals.

“We’ve had a trash removal service since the beginning of time here,” Tewksbury said. “We thought if we could divert anything from the waste stream, it would be better than sending it to the incinerator.”

March 26, 2012 - 9:08pm
More than 100 students stood on the steps of Hendricks Chapel to show support for Trayvon Martin, a slain Florida teenager.

More than 100 students and faculty shivered through Monday night's windy 30-degree weather in hooded sweatshirts to rally on the quad in support of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17 year old who was shot and killed a month ago by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.

March 26, 2012 - 5:48pm
Starting this fall, Syracuse University will be partnered with the Posse Foundation to increase racial diversity on campus.

Since its inception in 1989, the Posse Foundation has sent more than 4,000 students to 40 different universities on four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. Starting in the fall of 2012, Syracuse University will be added to the list, after becoming tri-city partners with the Posse Foundation.

The tri-city partnership means that Syracuse will accept a “posse” from Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami annually. The connection will increase racial diversity on campus and will create a strong network of intelligent and determined Posse scholars.

March 23, 2012 - 9:50pm
Jenna Caira strikes out 7 in the first home game of the season.

Home plate was near the 50-yard line, field goal posts were used as foul poles, and bases were mounted into the turf of Ernie Davis Legends Field for the first ever softball game in the Carrier Dome. 

"It was so much fun, great energy in here," head coach Leigh Ross said. "The girls were extra excited to have so many fans here."

March 23, 2012 - 6:05pm
Syracuse University officials confirm the death of Courtenay Nash in DellPlain Hall on Friday afternoon.

Courtenay Nash, an economics freshman, was found dead on the first floor of DellPlain Hall around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Details are not yet available on the cause of death but The Post-Standard reported it "is not believed to be criminal in nature," said Syracuse Police Department spokesman Tom Connellan.

March 8, 2012 - 1:11pm
Syracuse University public safety officials say being more aware is the best way to curb traffic accidents on campus.

With almost 50 traffic accidents on campus so far this school year, public safety officials at the university and in the city are looking for ways to ensure driver and pedestrian safety in the Syracuse University area. 

March 5, 2012 - 4:07pm
School of Architecture graduate students travel to Denmark on an alumnus's dime to learn about infrastructure and society.

From the outside, the concrete Bagsværd Church looks like an industrial factory made from a series of stacked rectangles. A few steps closer into the courtyard, views of the clouds entice you, and it feels warm and bright. Inside, the curved concrete roof modulates light and mimics the form of the clouds. You’d barely know that one wall separates this serene sanctuary from a busy road and another bustling day in Copenhagen.