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April 17, 2012 - 12:22pm
Meet Jess Liddon, a Lockerbie scholar who rows and shoots, but not necessarily at the same time.

She hails from Scotland, rows for Syracuse, and somehow the freshman manages to fire off air pistols in her free time. Her name is Jess Liddon, and we sat down with her for this interview about a her experiences with two rather different competitive sports.

The NewsHouse: Not only are you on the rowing team, you also shoot pistols, what's that all about?

November 30, 2011 - 10:48am
The 35 seniors who represent the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing agree this part of SU's history must never be forgotten.

Evan Wichman applied to be a Remembrance Scholar because he wanted to become more connected to the Syracuse University campus.

“It’s a really exciting thing to be associated with,” Wichman said. “There’s a lot of honor and pride.”

March 28, 2011 - 9:35am
Three SU Remembrance Scholars spent spring break in Lockerbie, Scotland to see how Lockerbie residents remember the Pan Am Flight 103 tragedy.

From March 15-17, we took a trip to Lockerbie, Scotland, the crash site of Pan Am Flight 103.

At Syracuse, the Remembrance program focuses on what Pan Am Flight 103 means to SU most of the time, and sometimes forgets to take into account how the town of Lockerbie was affected by the tragedy, and how its memory affects the town today. 

October 23, 2010 - 9:55pm
A Remembrance Scholar gets to know the Pan Am Flight 103 victim she represents.

When I became a Remembrance Scholar, I anticipated spending a lot of time in university archives learning about an exceptional, far away person who died too soon. I imagined talking about the Pan Am 103 tragedy with current scholars, and readied myself for many a weepy phone call home to my mom.

All of that came true. But what I didn’t realize before this process began was the connection I would make with the families of the victims of Pan Am 103, the message they would have for us, and how close I would feel to the tragedy, despite the distance.

November 10, 2009 - 6:45pm
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. 

April 27, 2009 - 9:43pm
Syracuse University senior Eric Ouellette is an active member of the Oran Mor Pipe Band, teaching aspiring players in his free time and aspiring to be a member of the best pipe band in the world.

Nearly every Sunday, Syracuse University senior Eric Ouellette makes the familiar trip to Albany. Since 2005, the biomedical engineering major has been trekking over two hours to New York’s capital for practice. Except, this isn’t your average activity. Ouellette’s honing his skills as a bagpipe player.