Syracuse University

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People visiting the S-U campus during the Basketball game Saturday Night can make a positive impact.  A silent auction inside The Dome during the game will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Central New York.  Caroline Johnson is a member of SU’s Sport Management Club that puts on the auction and selected this year’s benefactor.

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Syracuse University chancellor Kent Syverud Friday paid an hour-long visit to students holding a silent sit-in protest of repeated incidents of racist graffiti found in and around campus.  At least 200 students packed in a long hallway of the Barnes center to ask him questions and demand answers.  Freshman Vanessa Giraldo says the administration can improve communication of such incidents to students.

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(UPDATE: 11/15/2019 6:15 AM) On Thursday night, the SU Department of Public Safety informed the campus community an investigation into another report of graffiti at Day Hall is underway, the same residence hall where two floors of racist graffiti was recently found.  The notification was sent out at 11:35 PM. 


UPDATE:  Syracuse University Department of Public Safety Offiicals reported early Thursday that more racist graffiti was discovered in a restroom stall of the Physics building targeting Asian individuals.  There are no suspects and are investigating this latest incident.  Beyond that, university officials have not responded to requests for comment.

Breast Cancer affects a lot of lives in a lot of different ways.  That’s exactly what a local production of entitled Tit-Bits: Breast Cancer Stories is trying to show. 

Her Hilltop High: Tip It Frosh!

Oct 25, 2019

In this episode of Her Hilltop High, University Archivist Meg Mason tells us about past first year student traditions. This includes wearing beanies to identify yourself and sometimes getting salt thrown at you.  

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  Refugee resettlement programs have to cover a lot, from teaching English to job training to housing assistance. But one aspect of well being is often overlooked: mental health.

The first episode of Her Hilltop High starts at the very beginning of Syracuse University in 1870. We'll look at many beginnings: The first building on campus, the first football game, and the first times the chimes rang from Crouse College.

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SU Alumni weekend known as Orange Central also means a chance for students to meet successful alumni and get some inspiration and make connections.  Kevin Belbey earned a Broadcast and Digital Journalism Degree in 2013 from the Newhouse School of Public Communications and a Masters degree in 2016 from the SU School of Law.  Belbey currently serves as an agent for a broadcast sports talent agency, the Montag Group in New York City.

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Syracuse University is celebrating it's Sesquicentennial in 2020, and a lot has happened in its 150 year existence. Her Hilltop High will explore the University's traditions, tragedies and triumphs. It will also explore how the events of the past have affected the present and the way SU approaches the future.