Syracuse University

October 29, 2016 - 11:52am
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 27, 2016 - 2:27pm
This year's Caribfest included a pageant, fashion show, and dance performances.

Syracuse University’s Caribbean Student Association began its celebration of its 30th year on campus with its annual Caribfest pageant and concert.

The pageant crowned Mr. and Miss Caribfest 2016 out of five Caribbean hopefuls. Contestants used the segments of the pageant to show why they deserve to represent the Caribbean Islands on the Syracuse University Campus.

October 25, 2016 - 11:02am
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.

October 22, 2016 - 1:10pm
Leadership team of artistic director Bob Hupp, managing director Jill Anderson and associate artistic director Kyle Bass aim for new play development.

If the new leaders at Syracuse Stage have their way, they won't be the only ones making debuts in the near future.

In January, the theater's board of directors announced that Bob Hupp, then producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre, would succeed Timothy Bond as artistic director. Since Hupp started in July, he has made it known that new play development is a goal.

October 20, 2016 - 6:27pm
Evan Bujold, alumnus and creator of comic “Late Earth,” expresses himself on the page and during Funk ‘N Waffles open mic nights.

In a black, cross-hatched world where red-headed, librarian-archers guard ancient temples and villainous creatures have elongated beaks, a boy emerges as the keeper of sanity: Attaboy!

Evan Bujold is the creator of the character Attaboy, who appears in his illustrated comic “Late Earth.” Inspired by egoism and the cultural apocalypse, "Late Earth" unfolds Bujold’s view of mainstream media as a socially-constructed device, he explained.

October 13, 2016 - 1:11pm
Projects presented at this fall's biannual event include a device that alerts drivers of traffic light changes and a tool that summarizes long online articles.

Red traffic lights pose a stand off between a driver and traffic: Which will move first once the light turns green? Almost every driver has missed the one-second standard reaction time to accelerate his or her vehicle upon light a change. Whether it’s because they are taking swigs of water, changing the radio station or checking the mustard stain left over from lunch, drivers have missed this window. Honks and aggitated shouts echo through the street until these distracted individuals make haste, but what if the aggression could be avoided?

October 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
Journalists and human rights advocates spoke about the media's role in the Syrian conflict at an all-day event on Thursday.

Some stopped to reflect on each scene’s significance. Others walked right by. But before even entering the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, attendees of "Running for Cover: Politics, Justice & Media in the Syrian Conflict" walked past a wall of images - images of the people in Syria, living with this conflict every day.

The wall reflected the central theme of the event: how is the media shaping the Syrian conflict, and why is this important to understand?

October 4, 2016 - 6:40pm
Students gather at the first University Lecture of the year to hear advice from the leader in 3D printing technology.

Innovator and technology evangelist Bre Pettis kicked off the University Lectures Series with an inspiring lecture Tuesday in Hendricks Chapel.

October 3, 2016 - 12:54am
Annual Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival screened documentaries throughout the weekend.

The 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday after three days of documentary screenings that shed light on humanitarian issues across the world, such as the sovereignty of indigenous lands, the Syrian refugee crisis and LGBTQ rights.

“This festival is mainly for college students,” said founder Tula Goenka, who co-directed the event with fellow SU professor Roger Hallas. “Besides going to school and earning a degree, you will have to think: What is your responsibility as a human being? How are you going to give back to society?”

September 27, 2016 - 10:40am
Kenneth Kavajecz will appear in court this week for patronizing a prostitute, prompting student debate.

Students of SU’s Whitman School of Business are divided on the issue of their dean’s dismissal.