diversity

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.

April 25, 2014 - 1:00am
The CNN anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent shared his experiences as a reporter abroad and gave advice to students in the audience.

Anderson Cooper never anticipated becoming a television anchor.

In fact, he’s suspicious of anyone who tells him that’s what they want to become.

“It’s like a kid who tells me they want to be a politician: I think you should be a real person before you become a fake one,” he said.

February 26, 2014 - 10:43am
The Renegade Magazine will have stories affecting SU's African American community, including objectification of women, fashion and lifestyle trends.

With a story in mind, Ibet Inyang approached the editor-in-chief of a Syracuse University magazine who turned her away, saying the topic was too controversial.

Inyang wanted to write about natural hair, a growing trend in the African American community.

“I still don’t really get what she meant by ‘controversial,’ but at that moment I thought that there should be a campus magazine where a story like that can be published,” Inyang said.

February 13, 2014 - 4:19pm
The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent" discusses diversity, humor and his experiences in comedy and entertainment media.

Larry Wilmore, the speaker at the Newhouse School’s 13th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media, has gone through his life and career taking risks.

September 24, 2012 - 11:10am
Just a mile off campus, Westcott Street came alive on Sunday as the neighborhood's annual cultural fair ushered in artists, performers, restaurants and visitors from the surrounding area.

The 21st annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair awakened the surrounding neighborhood on Sunday, welcoming thousands of people of various ages and ethnicities to celebrate Westcott's diversity. 

The fair is a volunteer-driven effort organized by the Westcott Area Cultural Coalition, and the planning, “never stops,” Sharon Sherman, chair and treasurer of WACC, said. “It’s to celebrate this neighborhood,” she said. “I just like to see people happy, and with the fair, you see people from different walks of life coming together that I wouldn’t expect.”

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.

April 3, 2010 - 1:18pm
The Multicultural Fair showcases Syracuse University's diverse student groups through music, food and presentations.

Those in attendance at Thursday’s Multicultural Fair got a taste of the many different cultures on campus — literally and figuratively.