Syracuse University

February 27, 2012 - 9:38pm
Syracuse University has been actively recruiting a more diverse student body, but the campus still faces the issue of getting people of different backgrounds to interact.

Diversity is an issue at Syracuse University. But not in the way most people think.

University officials hold that SU students represent a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. But, they add, the campus’s diversity issues lie in the fact that many students do not interact with those of different backgrounds from themselves.

February 21, 2012 - 8:57am
Fashionable people spotted on- and off-campus

Photographer Annie Knox spotted Pan African studies grad student Virgillo Hunter outside of the Schine Student Center. From moccasins to his military style coat, Hunter mixed and matched trends to create his own unique style.



February 10, 2012 - 11:54pm
In this video blog, Pete and Leah choose adventures in Syracuse to celebrate the annual day of romance by choosing activities for each other they've never dared do before.

Whether you view Valentine’s Day as your personal Casablanca or the annual zenith of Hallmark mind control, the best way to celebrate is joining someone you really like doing something new with. Pete Wayner and Leah Stacy, couple and partners in crime, each picked something the other has been afraid to do . . . until now. Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 5, 2012 - 3:02pm
In the second installment of the G-Fit series, Bridget Daley uncovers a lesser-known winter activity called snowshoeing, which has been gaining national popularity in the past few years.

Though the snow is far from plentiful so far this winter, odds are it will come soon enough in the tundra we call Central New York. And when it does, it comes with a vengeance. No need to stay inside watching re-runs of the Bachelor and complaining though. Skiing and snowboarding are all well and good, but some people are not able to handle the icy East Coast slopes and rigors of balance that come with those endeavors, not to mention the average lift ticket is 50 dollars. An active alternative you're looking for then? Snowshoeing!

January 30, 2012 - 9:32pm
Paul Longchamps, a light bulb changer for SU, will begin the 2,180-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail in February.

Three out of four people who attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety do not succeed. Somewhere along that trek — a 2,180-mile footpath that stretches through 14 states, an epic trail the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 times — they falter. Injury, illness, family, funds and a broken-down psyche may lead the hikers off course.

January 19, 2012 - 10:43pm
A complaint on Facebook prompted the expulsion of a School of Education graduate student

A graduate student in the School of Education was readmitted Wednesday after a five-month expulsion stemming from a complaint he posted on his Facebook page, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Matthew Werenczak was expelled from Syracuse University in September of 2011 for complaining on Facebook about a Concerned Citizens Action Program representative's comment he heard at his student teaching assignment at Danforth Middle School.

December 11, 2011 - 2:31am
The Syracuse University Marching Band will play the fight songs from three other universities as well as the SU alma mater at the 77th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Gala.

About 40 section leaders from the Syracuse University “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band will share a Manhattan conference room with Vinny Testaverde, Eric Crouch and other football dynamos at Monday’s 77th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Gala.

Jon Gesicki, a senior trombone section leader, took his engineering final three days early so he could make the trip.

December 1, 2011 - 12:17pm
The Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest Friday night's basketball game.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Bernie Fine scandal became a bit more, well, scandalous. After a week marred by additional accusers, secret tape recordings, federal search warrants and at least one alleged love triangle, it seemed things could get no more bizarre. Then, on Tuesday, the Westboro Baptist Church announced in a press release on its website, that it would be picketing the Syracuse vs.

November 8, 2011 - 5:28pm
Parking and Transit Services did away with printed schedules now has all their schedules online.

Students and faculty looking for campus bus schedules need not look further than the palms of their hands.

This semester, Syracuse University Parking and Transit Services decided to go paperless, doing away with 13,000 printed bus schedules.

“This was huge for us,” said manager Scot Vanderpool in an email. The schedules can now be found on the SU Parking and Transit Service’s website in PDF form, giving students and faculty the option to print the schedule themselves or pull it up on their mobile phones.

October 28, 2011 - 4:07pm
While Syracuse has had its share of warm weather this fall, that is not the only reason for increased bikes on campus.

Twenty years ago, Syracuse University had around 30 bike racks. Today, bikers in the university community can choose to park at one of 238 locations throughout the main and south campuses, according to James Thompson, manager of crime prevention for the SU Department of Public Safety. On busy days, bikers have also helped themselves to various railings, sign posts and fences to lock up to.