Syracuse University

April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Although people with disabilities are often left out of films and shows, VPA's All Star C.A.S.T. workshop teaches them stage skills and allows them to showcase their acting talents.

When retired Syracuse University VPA professor Elizabeth Ingram brought her daughter Becci, who has Down syndrome, to theaters around England, people stared. Their negative experiences in London did not turn Becci away from theater, though. After moving to Massachusetts, Becci gathered neighbors and friends to perform the plays she wrote and directed as part of “The Buckingham Players,” named after the street the Ingrams lived on.

April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Disability Student Union’s event OrangeAbility created a space where people with and without disabilities play accessible sports together.

On Sunday April 2, the Disability Student Union (DSU) hosted their annual event, OrangeAbility. OrangeAbility is an accessible sports expo, which gives people with and without disabilities the opportunity to try sports that are inclusive to all ability levels, such as wheelchair basketball or sled hockey.

April 3, 2017 - 7:08pm
Review: The "X" hitmaker headlined Phi Beta Sigma's State of Emergency concert alongside Nebu Kiniza.

For the price of $10, I saw 21 Savage. Yet, short and simple is how to describe 21 Savage’s performance in Goldstein Auditorium for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s State of Emergency concert. 21 Savage performed music from his recent collection, and although his music has earned him a huge fan base, his performance falls short. The rising artist seemed like he was there to play a few songs and get off the stage as he barely interacted with his audience, failing to produce the hype the fraternity’s previous concerts brought.

April 3, 2017 - 10:00am
YouTube and HBO star Issa Rae discussed her rise on the Internet, her future ventures, and much more in an interview led by E! News correspondent Zuri Hall.

Had it not been for Issa Rae’s prodigious talent for catfishing at the ripe age of 11, it’s possible that HBO’s new hit series Insecure would not exist. According to the 32-year-old star of the show, her internet fascination began through an innocent trolling of sorts.

“I was a thirsty middle schooler,” Rae said. “But online I was poppin’.”

April 2, 2017 - 8:26pm
The film producer will participate in a Q&A followed by a screening of his latest film, The Lego Batman Movie. Tickets go on sale Monday.

Michael Uslan, the creator and producer behind the Batman movie franchise, will speak at Syracuse University later this month following a screening of The Lego Batman Movie.

March 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Commentary: Senior Michaela Quigley visited 23 companies in Silicon Valley over spring break and received advice from Syracuse University alumni and CEOs.

The CEO of LiveFyre, Jordan Kretchmer, sat waiting to hear my pitch. He was dressed casually in a black sweater with jeans, mimicking the relaxed West Coast work dress code. Despite his casual vibe, I still felt intimidated by his presence, knowing that he founded a company that raised well over 50 million dollars in funds and was acquired by Adobe Systems. I'd prepared for this moment while showering earlier that morning.

March 29, 2017 - 11:43pm
Hundreds of Syracuse students and residents marched and chanted to share their commitment to end sexual violence.

Hundreds of Syracuse University students, faculty members and Syracuse residents gathered at Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday night, March 27 to raise awareness for a common cause: speaking out against sexual violence.

March 22, 2017 - 2:38pm
In 1992, Jordan served as chairman of then-US President Bill Clinton's transition team. He was also an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Civil rights activist and businessman Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. will give Syracuse University's 2017 Commencement address at the ceremony on May 14 in the Carrier Dome, SU announced Wednesday.

March 22, 2017 - 10:10am
Donald Trump’s presidency has prompted a new challenge for professors: how do they address politics in the classroom?

Albrecht Diem can get his Syracuse University students to talk about the early Middle Ages and ancient Greek mythology. But when he brings up President Donald Trump and the new administration, they do not say much.

March 19, 2017 - 9:03pm
Tickets to see Rae, who created and stars in the HBO show “Insecure,” will go on sale on Monday at 9 a.m.

YouTube star Issa Rae is coming to Syracuse University at the end of the month, University Union announced Sunday night.

Rae will speak at Goldstein Auditorium on March 31 at 8 p.m., with E! News on-air correspondent Zuri Hall moderating the event. Tickets will go on sale on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Schine Box Office, and can also be bought online