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May 22, 2014 - 2:07pm
About 3,000 people have suggested how SU Chancellor Kent Syverud should say the city and school's name, but there is no clear winner yet.

Syracuse University’s new chancellor is still on his quest for the correct pronunciation of “Syracuse.” 

Kent Syverud said that he’s heard from about 3,000 people in recent weeks since posing the question whether the “Syr-“ in Syracuse is properly enunciated to rhyme with either “bear” or “deer.”  In an email to students and faculty Thursday, Syverud said the results are too close to declare an official pronunciation.

Here’s what Syverud has found so far:

May 12, 2014 - 1:38pm
In a five-page memorandum sent to students and faculty Monday morning, Syverud discussed promotions and tenure, funding community projects and university leadership, among other things.

In the latest of Chancellor Kent Syverud’s emails to Syracuse University students and faculty, the chancellor laid out a series of changes to affect the university in the coming school year and beyond.

“I have taken some time to think about and assess some key areas of focus,” Syverud wrote in the body of the email after noting that Tuesday marks his four-month anniversary as SU Chancellor, “and want to share with you a number of changes that are being made, some new initiatives underway, and other information I think you should know.”

May 2, 2014 - 4:47am
Despite the gloomy weather, people came together to commemorate the Hindu festival with bright powders.

Students didn’t let the gloomy weather stop them from lighting the sky up with a rainbow of colors on Sunday afternoon.

Students from all religions and cultures came together to celebrate Holi, a Hindu festival. While many celebrate the day for its fun atmosphere and playful background, the day also has historical significance.

May 2, 2014 - 4:16am
The 2014-2015 guest speakers include Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and Laurel J. Richie, the president of the WNBA.

Syracuse University announced next year’s University Lectures series speakers on Wednesday.

Beginning on September 30, seven distinguished guests from different disciplines will speak at Hendricks Chapel.

April 24, 2014 - 3:33pm
The culminating event of Earthfest, put on by Students of Sustainability, asked students to examine what they eat and the effect it has on their health and the environment.

Boxes of couscous and noodles lined the table as event planners prepared for the presentation at Watson Theater. Conscious Consumption, sponsored by Students of Sustainability, closed out this year’s Earthfest activities.

April 16, 2014 - 1:50pm
The inaugural conference featured 15 speakers, including Mayor Stephanie Miner, with ideas worth spreading.

The first TEDx Syracuse University conference, held on April 9 in the Newhouse School, left students feeling inspired and hopeful.

“It was awesome. I can’t think of another word for it,” said Brian Deaver, a first-year law student at SU. “It’s incredible.”

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading “ideas worth sharing.” Since 1984, the organization has hosted speaker events to encourage audience members to see the world differently.

April 14, 2014 - 6:56pm
The CNN anchor will be the guest speaker of the third annual "Truth Be Told" event, hosted by NABJ and Alphi Phi Alpha, Fraternity.

The silver fox is coming to campus.

On Thursday, April 24, CNN anchor and journalist Anderson Cooper will speak at The Newhouse School at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium.

Cooper will be the guest speaker at the third annual “Truth Be Told” event, organized by the Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity and the Syracuse chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

April 11, 2014 - 12:41am
The daylong conference featured speakers who talked about topics including bio-ethics and contemporary medicine.

In 2010, William J. Peace was critically ill with a badly infected wound. Doctors told him he would be bed-bound for at least six months, maybe a year. But, they said, the wound might never heal. He might never be able to sit in his wheelchair or work again. Then they said the words that Peace said people with disabilities hear too often, “we can make you comfortable.”

They said it was his choice – he could stay on his current treatment track and risk being dependent on other people for the rest of his life, or he could stop all treatment and die comfortably. Peace chose to live.

April 10, 2014 - 10:22pm
The annual event’s speakers included Chancellor Kent Syverud and Hendricks Chapel Dean Tiffany Steinwert, followed by a march around campus.

On a chilly Tuesday night in Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University students and administrators spoke out against sexual violence in the annual event Take Back the Night.

March 31, 2014 - 6:24pm
SU officials said Monday Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist David Remnick will deliver this year's graduation address on May 11.

On Sunday, May 11th, David Remnick will take the stand as the commencement speaker for the Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry class of 2014 graduation ceremony. Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has been selected by a committee of students, staff, faculty, alumni and others who are involved with Syracuse University.