Hendricks Chapel

March 10, 2010 - 12:51am
National Public Radio's Scott Simon discusses his career as a journalist and the evolving state of the media industry.

Scott Simon knows the state of journalism has evolved from when he started in the 1970s. 

As a young reporter, he covered the Civil War in El Salvador. He drove to where shots were fired, and reported breaking news on the massacre. His job was to tally wartime deaths, and he was told the most accurate method was to count the slaughtered heads.

February 11, 2010 - 11:11pm
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer talks economics and politics to a receptive Syracuse audience.

Eliot Spitzer’s still got it.  

Despite the scandal that forced him to resign as New York's governor, or perhaps because of it, more than 400 people showed up to hear Spitzer’s insights on the state of the economy and political climate. 

January 21, 2010 - 11:06pm
More than 300 SU students, professors and community members gathered at Hendricks Chapel Thursday night to show support for victims of the earthquake.

Leslie Johnson told a crowd of over 300 people, “The facts are out, the facts are true.”

He spoke at the candlelight vigil for Haiti earthquake victims in front of Hendricks Chapel Thursday night. “Over 10,000 Haitians were buried in one communal grave.”

“The facts are true. It could have been us.”

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near its capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, claiming over 200,000 lives and leaving thousands more homeless or without family.

December 5, 2009 - 5:35pm
Members of the SU community remember 40-year DPS official Grant Williams during his funeral at Hendricks Chapel Saturday.

Mike Hopkins remembers trudging across a snowy Syracuse University campus as a wide-eyed freshman in 1989. Everything about the school was new to the young basketball player from California.

Then — out of nowhere — someone lent a helping hand.

As he did for countless others, Department of Public Safety official Grant Williams Jr. gave Hopkins advice and provided him with an insider’s take on the campus.

“Grant wasn’t a police officer,” said Hopkins, now an assistant basketball coach at SU. “He was a coach.  A developer of talent. A developer of people.”

December 1, 2009 - 8:32pm
More than 30 students and community members gathered Tuesday night at Hendricks Chapel during the Vigil for Peace.

Hendricks Chapel provided a quiet refuge Tuesday night as students and community members took a few moments to pray for peace.

The Newman Association at Syracuse University’s St. Thomas More Catholic Center held its first ever Vigil for Peace. The event was designed to bring students of different faiths together for an hour of prayer, song, poetry, Scripture readings and reflection.

November 18, 2009 - 12:06am
'This American Life' host Ira Glass offers Syracuse advice on storytelling and winning audiences back from 'commentary' shows.

The crowd applauded, waiting for Ira Glass, producer and host of Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life, to appear. The applause eventually faded to a brief, awkward silence, with Glass still nowhere in sight. Suddenly, the lights shut off. Someone shouted “Ira,” as if he were a rock star about to take the stage.

November 17, 2009 - 12:33pm
See the conversation on Twitter (#IraGlass) as the popular host of 'This American Life' speaks at Syracuse University.

Following are the Twitter updates from Ira Glass' lecture at Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 17. To join the discussion, add #IraGlass to your Twitter updates.

September 22, 2009 - 9:18pm
Students gather to honor the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 after the recent release of the Lockerbie bomber.

More than 50 students gathered at the steps of Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the students killed on Pan Am Flight 103.

On Dec. 21, 1988, a terrorist bombing on Pan Am Flight 103 caused the plane to explode over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. Thirty-five of those were students returning from Syracuse University’s study abroad programs.