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April 1, 2013 - 10:13pm
The previously announced departure of SU's chancellor was prime material for our annual April Fools' tradition.

When Chancellor Nancy Cantor announced she’d be stepping down in 2014, many saw it as the end of an era. We saw it as an opportunity to Photoshop her face onto a bus wrap.

The NewsHouse created a fake news story for April 1 visitors about three proposed Cantor tributes — a “Nancy Rising” statue featuring Shaquille O'Neal, a “Connective Cantorridor” rebranding and a huge, smiling brick face mosaic in the Quad. Our completely non-scientific poll had the statue winning by a landslide.

September 17, 2012 - 3:43pm
Syracuse Orange faithful gathered hours before kickoff to grill, bounce and cheer their way to victory later in the Carrier Dome.

Fulfilling the traditions of fall weekend, thousands of Syracuse University football fans made their way Saturday to The Hill to cheer on the Orange. And sometimes what happens outside the Carrier Dome is just as exciting as what happens inside.

An announced crowd of more than 34,000 witnessed SU’s first win of the season against the Stony Brook Seawolves, following hours of music, refreshments and pre-game atmosphere that makes up  Saturdays.

November 30, 2011 - 11:53am
The "Wheel," designed by Cort Savage, has been on SU's quad for the past 20 years — all 7,000 pounds of it.

Cort Savage hasn’t returned to the Syracuse University campus since he graduated 20 years ago.

Savage, currently the chair of the art department at Davidson College, received his master of fine arts degree from SU in 1991 and while he hasn’t walked through the school’s quad since graduation, his presence still lingers.

Resting between Hendricks Chapel and the Physics Building is Savage’s “Wheel” — a 7,000-pound wheel-like sculpture 8 feet in diameter and made of concrete, steel and glass. Savage designed it in his second of four years spent at the school.

September 22, 2010 - 10:55pm
Habitat for Humanity hosted the annual event to raise awareness for affordable housing in Syracuse and around the country.

The Syracuse University Quad teemed with activity Wednesday afternoon as Habitat for Humanity kicked off its annual Shack-A-Thon fundraising event. 

“It’s our biggest event of the year,” event co-coordinator and SU sophomore Maureen Finn said. “Everyone is really into it, and especially this year we didn’t start getting orgs until three weeks ago, so this is incredible that they will come out in that short of a time and be fully staffed for three days.”

April 12, 2010 - 10:22pm
First Year Players stage its largest flash mob to promote its spring musical, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.'

When Syracuse University students ordered lunch at the Schine Student Center cafeteria on Monday, they didn’t expect a side of music, marching and marketing.

At about 12:37 p.m., SU’s First Year Players staged its largest flash mob of the year.

Flash mobs involve gathering a large group of people in a public place to perform or engage in an unusual activity. 

November 10, 2009 - 7:45pm
Syracuse University remembers the 35 students lost in the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy with scholarships and memorial events.

On the evening of Dec. 21, 1988, a bomb detonated in the luggage compartment of Pan Am Flight 103, bound from London to New York. The jumbo jet crashed into the town of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students returning from a semester of study abroad.