Syracuse University

October 4, 2017 - 3:15pm
Syracuse University’s original DIY venue is long gone, but not quite forgotten.

The drinks, cheap. The music, loud. The times, interesting.

From 1969 to 1985, the current location of the Maker Space in Syracuse University’s Kimmel Hall was known as the Jabberwocky Cafe or "Jab" for short. Known for several murals on the walls themed after Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," the on-campus bar and music venue borrowed its name from "The Jabberwocky," a poem written by Carroll about the slaying of the mythical Jabberwock.

September 29, 2017 - 3:47pm
UPDATE (10/9): Four more students now have the virus. Syracuse Health Services said they are in the same social circles as the students with the first four confirmed cases.

Syracuse University's Office of Health Services announced via email today that six more cases of the mumps have been confirmed on campus. This brings the total number of cases to 14. The email sent to students today is the fourth about increases in the number of mumps cases on campus.

September 23, 2017 - 9:17am
Down two goals in the second half, men's soccer's effort to battle back come up short.

Syracuse men’s soccer team welcomed Duke to SU Soccer Stadium trying to snap a two-game home losing streak on Sept. 22. However, a 2-1 defeat to the Blue Devils saw the Orange (3-2-2, 0-1-2 ACC) fall to the away team.

Beginning in the first half, Syracuse came out hungry to win after losing the last two matches against Louisville and Cornell. Coach Ian McIntyre says it had been a tough couple of games.

September 17, 2017 - 11:08pm
An arts journalism grad student returns from the Toronto International Film Festival with his pick of the festival’s most exciting movies

This year, Syracuse University graduate students from the Goldring Arts Journalism program traveled from Syracuse to Toronto to attend the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival. Here is a roundup of some of the notable movies that one student saw:

September 17, 2017 - 5:24pm
The Syracuse QB finished the game with 279 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Orange trailed 17-10 mid-way through the second quarter. Central Michigan University just executed an A-11 offense play, 91-yard drive to take the lead. Fans aired their frustrations as the team look destined for another devastating defeat in the Carrier Dome.

Then the Orange offense came to life.

September 15, 2017 - 1:11pm
The former CNN and NBC anchor described her crusade to portray minorities in a positive light during her speech.

Thursday evening, Syracuse University’s Coming Back Together event hosted a former CNN and NBC anchor and Harvard graduate to kick off this year’s University Lecture Series. Soledad O’Brien led a lecture focusing on the power of storytelling.

As jazz music piped through the room, current students and alumni alike trickled into Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. Chatter, laughter and the sound of flash going off created a hum of anticipation before O’Brien took the stage.

September 14, 2017 - 11:27pm
A basketball game at a local city high school raised money for a scholarship fund at SU. The game featured former SU basketball players who coached and played in the game.

Basketball is how former Syracuse University stars Derrick Coleman and Billy Owens entertained many in the community for years.

Last night at Henninger High School, they used basketball to bring the community together in a different way.

May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
SU students from across the country represent the United States' divided perceptions of climate change.

For Eric King, learning about climate change for the first time was a confusing experience. His eighth grade science class in Columbus, Ohio, was taught two different theories: First, that the changes in weather patterns were part of the natural rhythms of the Earth and not connected to human actions, and second, that climate change was a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions and other human activities. 

 “At the end people walked out saying ‘well no one really knows what’s going on,’” the magazine journalism senior said.

May 10, 2017 - 11:10pm
The professional theater has partnered with the university's drama department for 40 years, allowing students to work alongside their professors, faculty and other professionals.

Scores of students sit outside the former Regent’s Theater, laughing, running lines and soaking up the sunshine. The plaza is lined with futuristic chrome walls, the light bouncing off almost blinding passersby.

The building behind the small set of walls is the Syracuse Stage. Patrons entering the lobby are met with a cool, shady atrium lined with photos from past and present shows.

A gaggle of eager prospective students show up to Syracuse Stage, hoping to gain entry to the Syracuse University Department of Drama.

May 9, 2017 - 2:37pm
Starting from their initial salaries, female college students will most likely earn less than their male counterparts after graduation.

It’s 2017 and women, on average, still don’t get paid as much as men. That’s more than half a century after Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act in 1963.