As Hurricane Sandy rolls in from the sea, universities and colleges in New York and other northeastern states cancel class and work to prepare their communities for the superstorm.
Hurricane Sandy's rapid approach has universities and colleges all over the Northeast scrambling to keep their students and faculty members safe. In New York state, colleges are taking various steps toward protecting their communities.
At Fordham University in the Bronx, classes are canceled through Tuesday, and on Monday afternoon students received an email saying that the health center and gym would be closed. The dining halls will have limited hours and the university's field house will become the evacuation center if power is lost or the dorms get too dangerous.
Supermarkets saw shortages today as students and locals gathered water, batteries and groceries in anticipation of the storm. Check out our tips for surviving Sandy, and make sure you're prepared.
Forecasts for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival and potential danger it could cause up and down the East Coast began late last week, but it wasn’t until Monday that the storm’s threat became real for Syracuse University students.
Around 10:30 a.m. the university issued a campus-wide email via SU News/Weather Alert informing students, staff and faculty that classes would be canceled from 1:40 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, through Tuesday, Oct. 30. To prepare, both students and local residents hit the stores to stock up on supplies before the worst of the weather.
Home-field advantages play key roles in the success of a team throughout the course of the season.
Everybody knows about home field advantage and the boost that a ravenous fan base can give their team. In some places, however, that home field advantage turns from a minor factor in a team's winning equation to something that's downright terrifying for a visiting team.
Facing a 20-point deficit at halftime, Ryan Nassib connected with Alec Lemon to give Orange football a one-point victory on the road.
What Happened: Syracuse overcame a 20-point halftime deficit and edged South Florida 37-36 with a one-yard touchdown pass caught by Alec Lemon with just three seconds left in the game. Lemon’s touchdown capped the final drive where the Orange marched 75 yards in under two minutes. SU outscored USF 34-13 in the second half as Nassib connected on four touchdown passes.
Make Mother Nature proud with these fun and simple ideas for costumes. See, it's easy being green!
Halloween is approaching quickly, and the leaves outside are turning from summery greens to lush reds. But just because the trees are becoming less green doesn't mean you should too. Make the environment one of your top priorities this Halloween with these green-themed costume ideas.
Syracuse companies begin four year process of dredging toxic waste from Onondaga Lake.
Before the dredging on Onondaga Lake began this past summer, Monday nights were bocce nights at the lake’s park. There was gossip, laughter and the clicks of metal hitting metal. As soon as the wind blew, however, the air became pungent, giving the lake away.
The stench made the bocce players’ noses wrinkle, but they kept playing.
Far across on the west and southwest shores, the waters began to stir.
SPD is currently investigating a stabbing that took place at the Carrier Dome and cut "Orange Madness" 30 minutes short.
On what is typically a night where SU students and fans celebrate the beginning of the Syracuse men's and women's basketball seasons, Orange Madness was cut 30 minutes short after a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the concourse area of the Carrier Dome.
The stabbing occurred around 9:30 p.m. following several fights that took place throughout evening, none of which involved SU students.