Syracuse University News

February 2, 2017 - 7:32pm
At least 200 Syracuse University students and faculty members gathered at the Life Sciences Complex to show solidarity for refugees.

When Nedda Sarshar graduates from Syracuse University in May, the odds of her parents seeing her lead the Class of 2017’s procession as Senior Class Marshal are unlikely. 

Her parents, who are Iranian refugees, will probably stay back in Canada, fearing what would happen to them if they tried to travel into the U.S. in light of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration.

“This s---, it’s going to get worse,” Sarshar said. “We keep resisting, never getting used to it. This is about standing up to hate.”

January 25, 2017 - 7:14pm
During an open community discussion surrounding sexual assault on campus, SU administrators discovered a second Title IX complaint at the university.

Syracuse University discovered a second Title IX complaint Wednesday, while attorneys from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights met with students and faculty members on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the current policies on handling sexual assault.

December 5, 2016 - 8:35pm
This annual event of music and singing kicked off the holiday season this weekend.

Around 6:30 p.m. last evening, crowds of people stood before the steps of Hendricks Chapel in 34 degree weather to see the performances of a number of vocal and musical groups, including the Hendricks Chapel Choir, Syracuse University Singers and the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble. The production was part of the annual Holidays at Hendricks event, which has been an SU holiday tradition for over a decade.

December 5, 2016 - 7:51pm
A screening of the film "13th" on Friday allowed students to share their thoughts about racial discrimination and the Presidential election.

Syracuse University’s Pre-Law Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) held a screening of the Ava DuVernay-directed documentary 13th on Friday night. The film, displayed in 114 Hall of Languages, was followed by a multi-part discussion about the film and its content.

November 17, 2016 - 3:03pm
Fears of xenophobia, racism and deportation after the 2016 presidential election have prompted nationwide campus protests. SU and SUNY-ESF joined the movement yesterday.

A week after the 2016 presidential election, more than 1,000 Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry students gathered on SU’s Quad, joining the national "sanctuary campus" walk-out movement to protest the messages of President-elect Donald Trump.

November 10, 2016 - 2:07pm
SU administration responds to backlash after filmmaker Shimon Dotan was disinvited from film festival, prompting conversation about freedom of expression on college campuses.

Art is a platform for political and cultural controversy. Syracuse University has recently received backlash due to taking back the invitation it offered to filmmaker Shimon Dotan, who was scheduled to visit campus to present his film, “The Settlers,” as a part of “The Place of Religion in Film” conference in March 2017.  

November 10, 2016 - 1:23pm
The Department of African American Studies spoke about how BLM has been reflected in art and literature at a lecture on Wednesday.

Syracuse University’s Department of African American Studies held a presentation on Wednesday about how the Black Lives Matter movement of today is reflected in different forms of art, history and literature of the past.

The presentation, called Black Lives Matter in Art, History and Literature, was held in 214 Slocum and consisted of three speeches, each delivered by a professor of both the African American Studies and English departments at SU.

November 4, 2016 - 12:36pm
Amber Rose discussed empowerment and body positivity at the Women of Distinction ceremony this week.

In the Goldstein Auditorium on Wednesday, the Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. hosted Women of Distinction 2016 with a single honoree: Amber Rose. This event traditionally honors women in mainstream media who have made a significant contribution to empowering other women, and this year’s event focused on sexual violence, victim blaming, slut shaming and sex negativity.

October 29, 2016 - 12:52pm
A week of events that began on Monday paid tribute to the 35 Syracuse University students killed on Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988.

Over two decades ago, an unthinkable tragedy struck the Syracuse University community: Pan Am flight 103, a flight carrying 35 SU students returning home for the holidays after a semester in London, never reached its destination. It crashed over a residential area of Scotland after a bomb exploded on-board on Dec. 21, 1988. Each year, SU hosts a Remembrance Week to honor the 270 lives that were lost.

October 25, 2016 - 12:02pm
A Washington Post reporter who served 18 months in an Iranian prison was given the distinct honor on Monday.

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned in Iran for more than 18 months while on assignment, talked about his imprisonment, the mental changes he went through after being released and the duty of journalists on Monday at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. He was honored with the Tully Free Speech Award by the Tully Center for Free Speech that afternoon.