April 17, 2015 - 10:03am
Mary Karr, an award-winning poet and memoirist, will deliver the commencement address for the SU and SUNY-ESF commencement May 10.

University officials announced Friday that award-winning poet and memoirist Mary Karr will speak at the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 10.

Karr, the Jesse Truesdell Peck professor of Literature in the SU College of Arts and Sciences, will give the address at the joint SU and SUNY-ESF 161st ceremony in the Carrier Dome. She will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

April 1, 2015 - 8:11pm
How Syracuse's popular black squirrels inspired us to create a fictitious student organization. Oh, yeah. And April Fool's played a part, too.

On April 1, The NewsHouse broke the story about a student organization that evolved over a common cause: saving our black squirrels, SOBS. Or when you really break it down, So BS.

Yes. That's right. We got you! 

We may have had you believing that the curiously cute, and kind of rare, acorn-loving creatures were becoming endangered. The idea was a collaborative effort amongst all of the lead producers here at The NewsHouse.

March 9, 2015 - 4:01pm
The New York City medical examiner will conduct further tests to determine Sabrina Cammock's cause of death as the autopsy came back inconclusive.

New York City's Chief Medical Examiner does not yet know the cause of SU student-athlete and senior Sabrina Marsha-Gaye Cammock's death.

Cammock, 21, was found dead in her hotel room at the Hotel Edison in Times Square on Saturday around 9:20 a.m. She and friends had returned to the room March 6 after a night out during their spring break. Cammock didn't wake up the following morning.

October 23, 2014 - 5:39pm
The frenetic actor and comic, known for his starring roles in 'Ride Along' and 'About Last Night,' will visit SU on Nov. 2 for a stand-up set and a Q-and-A/film screening.

Kevin Hart -- the manic, hyperactive comedian who graduated from hilarious bit player in Judd Apatow films to become a Hollywood-ready leading man -- will perform at Goldstein Auditorium on Nov. 2, University Union announced tonight.

October 7, 2014 - 9:02pm
Hundreds within the SU community took part in first day dedicated to staying in the know as news consumers and participants.

UPDATE at 10 p.m., Tuesday

Thanks to the hundreds of Syracuse University students, faculty members and staff who participated in the first National News Engagement Day today.


The Newhouse School played host to a bevy of activities to encourage students across campus to stay in the know.

September 12, 2014 - 5:56pm
More than 100 students joined Friday's forum on the issues of race and identity at Syracuse University.

Taryne Chatman admitted he sometimes has trouble saying exactly what he wants to say. But when he tried to come to terms with the hate speech heard in a viral video circulating across campus, he was left speechless. That is -- until he turned his thoughts into poetry.

"I mean you know it's spelled. Starts with an 'N' ends with 'er.' Man-made manifestations that remind us, that our history ain't too far," Chatman recited.

September 11, 2014 - 4:08pm
The Syracuse University chapter of the NAACP will hold a forum Friday in Grant Auditorium at 1 p.m.

Organizers of the Friday’s campus forum are anticipating a diverse audience for their open discussion on issues of race and identity on Syracuse University’s campus

September 7, 2014 - 8:04pm
Chancellor Kent Syrverud announced in an email that a community forum will address the offensive Instagram video that has been circulating this weekend.

Syracuse University’s administration is now planning a community forum in response to the Instagram video featuring Syracuse University soccer player Hanna Strong.  

The video, which has been circulating through news outlets and social media this weekend, catalyzed a strong and rapid reaction on campus after it was posted on Saturday. In the video, Strong, who is a senior midfielder on the women’s soccer team, shouts racial and homophobic slurs.

August 31, 2014 - 6:54pm
After more than half a century on the Hill, Cosmos Pizza and Grill is shutting its doors. As one of the oldest restaurants on Marshall Street, Cosmos leaves a deep impression on the Syracuse University community.

After more than half a century on the Hill, Cosmos Pizza and Grill is shutting its doors.

As one of the oldest restaurants on Marshall Street, Cosmos leaves a deep impression on the Syracuse University community, including students, alumni and neighboring business owners. The restaurant was especially popular for its breakfast menu, but offered a variety of foods such as pizza, sandwiches and spaghetti.

August 5, 2014 - 10:47am
Official says school doesn't aspire to top this category in Princeton Review's annual rankings.

Syracuse University has earned a title as the nation's best, and it's not for basketball or academics.

The Princeton Review announced SU leads its annual rankings of top party schools Monday based on a survey of 130,000 students nationwide.  Students responded to questions about drug- and alcohol-use at their school; the amount of out-of-class study time; and the number of students who belong to fraternities and sororities, according to the organization’s website.