women

November 3, 2010 - 9:45pm
Award-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof discusses the vital role of women in addressing development issues across the globe.

“Are there more males or more females in the world today?” New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof polls the audience at the beginning of his lecture. “Males?” A few tentative hands go up. “Females?” Most of the attendees in a packed-to-the-ceiling Hendricks Chapel raise their hands.

The answer is men. But Kristof’s answer to the world’s troubles is women.

June 2, 2010 - 9:17pm
Three women share their experiences with Islam at Syracuse University.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Magda Bayoumi tried to reach her husband for more than five hours. He worked near the World Trade Center, and his job often took him inside the Twin Towers. When Bayoumi finally connected to him, she said he was hysterical.

"They’re not there anymore,” he said, screaming. “They are not there. I’m looking at them, and they’re not there.”

April 24, 2009 - 11:06am
SU's female basketball fans aren't all that different from the boys.

Kristin Petrella is a huge Orange fan. She might not paint her body blue and orange or get belligerently drunk before the game with a group of sports-crazed buddies, but she makes sure to support Syracuse University's men's basketball team in her own way.

Petrella was a cheerleader in high school. She attributes her over-abundance of school spirit to her years on the squad.