Syracuse University

October 11, 2011 - 12:47pm
Representatives from a team of more than 170 scientists, including SU Professor Charles Driscoll, announced their Great Lakes mercury study findings on Tuesday.

The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater resource in the world. They provide water, food, recreation, employment and transportation to more than 35 million people and they have suffered mercury pollution since 1850.

October 7, 2011 - 2:22pm
Review: The Dean's List and OnCue light up Westcott Theater with live-band hip-hop

The Pledge to Rage tour hit Syracuse on Thursday with acts The Dean’s List and OnCue in what appears to be a niche subset of rap music. Call it the Asher Roth-effect, but everyone at this concert happened to be male, white and high school or college-aged. Of the handful of girls there, most were being toted in by their guy friends. The whole theater seemed to be filled with graphic tees, hoodies and fitted caps, worn even by the performers.

And the performers went hard. The main acts didn’t go on until about 11 p.m., which meant three hours of opening acts.

October 4, 2011 - 11:56pm
The Nation editor Katherine vanden Heuvel advocates for citizens retaking the government at Syracuse University's second University Lecture.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, called for an actively engaged citizenship in today’s political landscape as she spoke to students, faculty and the Syracuse community in the University Lectures series Tuesday.

Audience members in Hendricks Chapel applauded in agreement as vanden Heuvel explored issues of the Tea Party, the corrupting influence of corporate money, President Obama’s current political role and the overarching responsibility of the media.

September 29, 2011 - 3:05pm
Syracuse University students and coffee proprietors alike admit that java is their pick-me-up of choice.

After waking up from a long night of studying, you need a quick pick-me-up before you head to your 10:30 a.m. lecture. If you intend on making it to class on time, you better plan on getting a head start because many other students have the same idea as you.

September 20, 2011 - 9:45am
The Save the Rain program has set up 51 projects so far in 2011 to capture stormwater across the city as part of their Project 50 initiative.

During the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection open house Saturday, Save the Rain’s program team announced the success of Project 50. Presented last March by County Executive Joanie Mahoney, this ambitious plan set the goal of constructing 50 green infrastructure projects before the end of 2011.

September 19, 2011 - 12:13pm
Syracuse University students were some of the many participants in the Cuse Crawl, the city's first-ever bar crawl, Friday night.

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September 13, 2011 - 11:23pm
Syracuse University and SUNY ESF as well as the Department of Recreation Services are teaming up to host a community farmer's market and an apple festival in the quad on Friday, Sept. 16.

Do you like fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables?

Well here is your opportunity to come to the quad and stock your fridge, without breaking the bank. The event starts at 11 a.m. in the quad, and this year's farmer's market will feature a wide variety of locally grown fruits, veggies, plants, snacks and condiments. In addition, locally made crafts and handmade items will be on sale, according to the SU Events Calendar.

September 12, 2011 - 10:40am
University Union partners with Better Together for 9/11 Juice Jam show featuring B.o.B, Avicii and Chiddy Bang. Annual concert rakes in highest numbers yet.

It was a day of constant motion, fist pumping and, ultimately, remembrance at Juice Jam, Syracuse University's annual back-to-school fall concert Sunday at Skytop Field.

About 7,000 students, some adorned in hues of plastic fluorescent glasses and loose fitting clothing suitable for dancing, packed the field to see co-headlining acts B.o.B and Avicii. The size of Juice Jam continues to grow, as approximately 2,000 more students attended this year and capacity for the event nearly doubled to 8,500, University Union president Rob Dekker said.

September 8, 2011 - 3:51am
Students, alumni and citizens give an oral history of their experience with 9/11, and how they have risen above fear.

This Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Across the country, Americans will honor the date with memorial services, speeches, illuminated candles, and dozens upon dozens of magazine cover tributes.

The terrorist attacks 10 years ago cost Americans two wars, billions of dollars in defense spending, two presidencies marred by foreign policy and above all, challenged American citizens to live in fear for their lives.

September 5, 2011 - 10:06am
Even without any Situation or Snooki lookalikes, an alcohol-free, "Jersey Shore"-themed party sponsored by Orange After Dark draws a small crowd to the dance floor.

Brightly colored glow sticks, plastic sunglasses and blue bubble chairs were just a small part of the event hosted Sunday at Goldstein Auditorium. Syracuse University students danced the night away at the Orange After Dark sponsored event, “On The Floor” at the "Jersey Shore" Dance Party.