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Story Archive: 2021

Elevating Law Research

By Mary Beth Horsington

Doctor of Juridical Science in Law advances research innovation and inclusion for international students.

Art on Campus

By Betsey A. Brairton

The Syracuse University Art Museum’s collection includes an array of public sculpture and other works that inspire an appreciation of art.

Staying the Course

By Rob Enslin

Champion rower Kate Ryan’s love of water is propelling her toward a career in environmental policy.

Sparked by Tenacity

By Jay Cox

As a corporate executive, Syracuse University trustee draws on her self-determination and experiences to inspire and empower those she leads.

Consensus Builder

By Jay Cox

Syracuse University Trustee emphasizes creating positive relationships as a key to his success in the telecommunications industry.

Giving Rise to the Dreams of Others

By Betsey A. Brairton

Scholarships help fuel the fire of discovery and ensure that academic opportunities are accessible to talented and deserving students.

On a High Note

By Jonah Restuccio, Sarah H. Griffin

A conversation with criminal justice reform advocate and honorary music degree recipient.

Innovation on the Blockchain

By Rob Enslin

Students embrace cutting-edge technology innovation with first-of-its kind blockchain course and research that solves real-world challenges.

Building Community

By Jay Cox

For nearly five decades, University Trustee and School of Architecture alumnus has crafted spaces and places with a balance of preservation and innovation.

Justice for All

By Lisa Maresca

A College of Law and Maxwell School student prepares for a future championing disability rights.

Growing Food and a Future

By Sarah H. Griffin

A dual major and Lender Center fellow infuses her academic journey with a passion for community farming and food security.

Green Energy Goals

By Lisa Maresca

A College of Professional Studies post-traditional student veteran aims to bring more clean power to New York.

The Rise of Kingsley Jonathan

By Rob Enslin

One of the ACC’s top pass rushers is soaring to excellence on the field, in the classroom and throughout the community.

Joining Global Conversations

By Sarah H. Griffin

Syracuse Abroad’s program in Strasbourg, France, makes possible extraordinary internships that give students a voice in shaping international policies.

Heart of the Field

By Lisa Maresca

A graduate student veteran investigates how to use cardiovascular and nutrition physiology to serve the military population.

A Pioneering Space Traveler’s Tale

By Jay Cox

Syracuse University alumna and veteran reflects on her extraordinary journey as a trailblazing test pilot, astronaut and space shuttle commander.

Milestones of Commitment

By Lisa Maresca

Showcasing Syracuse University’s dedication to welcoming and supporting veterans and the military-connected.

An Advocate for Change

By Lisa Maresca

An online MBA student veteran reflects on using social media to help repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and what comes next.

Recipe for Research

By Lisa Maresca

With the support of a faculty mentor, two senior nutrition majors—and foodies—study the benefits of a vegetarian diet.

An Impressive Repertoire

By Betsey A. Brairton

As executive director of a major philharmonic orchestra, an alumnus engages in advocacy and communication to build connections throughout an ascending career in arts management.

A Call for Awareness

By Rob Enslin

A conversation about the growing recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day with leaders of the University’s Indigenous programs.

Globe-Trotting Aspirations

By Jay Cox

Journalism student builds a foundation for a career as an international news correspondent with hands-on classes and internships.

Nourishing a Dream

By Rob Enslin

A nutrition major draws on personal experience and her Syracuse education to positively impact the lives of others.

Leading the Charge

By Lisa Maresca

An Army ROTC cadet looks to a future of making an impact in the military.

Guardians of Innovation

By Rob Enslin

Innovation Law Center embraces teamwork and faculty-guided research to deliver intellectual property protection skills.

Being the Change

By Sarah H. Griffin

Biotechnology and African American studies major takes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing inequity in health care.

A Reflection on 9/11

By Kelly Rodoski

For twenty years, the University community has come together in sorrow, compassion, unity and remembrance for those lost.

A Moving Experience

By Rob Enslin

Since 1944, the Goon Squad has served as Syracuse’s official welcoming committee, helping new students settle into college life.

More Than a Game

By Rob Enslin

Sport analytics program gives students real-world experience while helping Syracuse Athletics optimize sales and engage fans.

When the Sun Goes Down…

By Sarah H. Griffin

Orange After Dark activities provide students with fun adventures on campus and around Central New York.

A Resounding Success

By Rob Enslin

Chimesmasters may operate in secrecy, but as keepers of the historic Crouse Chimes, they burnish a hallowed campus tradition.

A Leader Finds His Path

By Shaina M. Hill

International student helps first-year students feel welcomed to campus while building his home away from home.

Making His Case

By Lisa Maresca

Through internships and leadership positions, a law student and veteran prepares to take on the legal profession.

Recipe for Success

By Jay Cox

Former Syracuse football star dishes out tasty cuisine and entertainment on new TV cooking show.

Bringing History to Light

By Betsey A. Brairton

A local church brimming with historical artifacts becomes a learning laboratory for graduate students in museum studies.

Sweet Success

By Lisa Maresca

A Whitman alumnus and thriving entrepreneur shares his passion for chocolate pizza with the Orange community.

Finding His Wings

By Sarah H. Griffin

Alum who found his strengths at Syracuse University says community involvement helped launch a fulfilling career.

Changing the Narrative

By Sarah H. Griffin

Graduate student examines the American story through the perspective of Indigenous peoples and writes a new chapter of her own story.

An Educator and Advocate

By Shaina M. Hill

An inclusive elementary and special education teacher prepares to be a champion for the equity of students.

A Good Mind for Community

By Betsey A. Brairton

Haudenosaunee Promise Scholar flourishes on campus while staying committed to her cultural teachings.

Compassion for Community

By Jay Cox

Senior scholar combines academic interests with real-world experiences and activism in pursuing goals.

Inspired Problem Solving

By Sarah H. Griffin

Architecture student draws on new experiences and opportunities in Italy to design solutions for real-world challenges.

Rising to the Challenge

By Lisa Maresca

A senior international relations major and writing minor makes her mark in and out of the classroom.

Creative Problem Solver

By Jay Cox

Syracuse alum puts his engineering and public health knowledge to work helping the University monitor for the COVID-19 virus.

More Than a Diploma

By Mary Beth Horsington

Newhouse seniors enhance their portfolios with career-focused internships in the University’s Division of Marketing and Communications.

Broadcasting Excellence

By Rob Enslin

Two students in the broadcast and digital journalism program will host the University’s virtual Commencement ceremonies.

Suiting Up for Success

By Rob Enslin

The college marshal of Engineering and Computer Science inspires others in her roles as a tech savant and Otto the Orange.

The Path to Discovery

By Shaina M. Hill

Junior blazes a trail in undergraduate research while studying biology, chemistry and forensic science.

Gaining a Global Health Perspective

By Jay Cox

Graduate student values the public health program’s experiential learning opportunities as she seeks to improve health equity around the world.

Riding the Wave

By Nick Didio

Syracuse student and faculty researchers have contributed to groundbreaking discoveries in astronomy.

Spatial Explorations

By Mary Beth Horsington

International architecture student finds the tools she needs to channel her creativity and build a career.

Experiments and Experience

By Lisa Maresca

A physics and mathematics major works side by side with professors and graduate students on complex research.

Stepping Up to the Plate

By Sarah H. Griffin

Sport management major aims to put his education to work for greater diversity and equity in sports industries.

You Otto Know

By Maren Powell

You know Otto. Now meet some of the seniors who have embodied our mascot’s exuberant spirit.

Empathy for Innovation

BE ORANGE By Betsey A. Brairton

Industrial design student uses thoughtful design solutions to help humans stay healthy with the aid of technology.

A Climate for Change

By Rob Enslin

An atmospheric scientist is studying the link between climate change and crop production.

Good Medicine

By Lisa Maresca

A future physician aims to make a difference for vulnerable populations through hands-on research.

Tutoring in a Time of Need

By Jay Cox

Through virtual connections, a Syracuse University community initiative helps local students succeed in their schoolwork.

A Mindful Approach to Healing

By Rob Enslin

As the spiritual heart of campus, Hendricks Chapel creates spaces where students can experience the power of presence.

Visualizing Science

By Jay Cox

Syracuse University alumna pairs genetics research with imagery to enhance science communication.

A Life Worth Fighting For

By Mary Beth Horsington

Newhouse standout maneuvered from sports writing to professional hockey management with ease, but now faces a daunting challenge.

Bon Jovi's Secret Weapon

By Rob Enslin

A Syracuse University alumna draws on her diverse musical training to shine as Bon Jovi’s violinist.

Lesson Plans

By Lisa Maresca

Dedicated to making classrooms more inclusive, a teacher-in-training prepares to share her passion for education.

Building for the Future

By Alex Dunbar

Civil engineering student wants to bring crucial infrastructure to developing nations, including his home country, Eritrea.

Making It All Happen

By Sarah H. Griffin

Sport management professor mentors students by inspiring passion and determination.

Touchdown on Mars

By Alex Dunbar

NASA engineer’s passion for science and innovation shine in viral video as Perseverance Rover makes its landing.

A Loud Housewarming

By Rob Enslin

Syracuse University students returned to the stadium for the first time in a year, cheering the men’s lacrosse team to victory.

Vote of Confidence

By Rob Enslin

A finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship is encouraging the youth vote and addressing voter apathy through civic education.

Beyond the Classroom

By Mary Beth Horsington

Student interns prepare for a competitive job market with real-world responsibilities in a professional marketing environment.

A Catalyst for Change

By Jay Cox

Senior seeks to create a positive impact on society through the world of sports and his media experience.

Going Strong in Glasgow

By Jay Cox

Syracuse alum stays true to Orange roots while leading Scottish professional rugby team to success.

Dreams Take Flight

By Lisa Maresca

Air Force ROTC and Civil Air Patrol cadet looks toward an exciting career in aerospace engineering.

Channeling the Power of Data

By Betsey A. Brairton

A graduate student in applied data science creates narratives that help people make informed decisions.

Career Growth Without Compromise

By Betsey A. Brairton

In the online Executive MPA program, this community and government relations professional doesn’t have to choose between coursework and career.

Passion and Perseverance

By Mary Beth Horsington

Alumnus returns to pursue an online MBA that will enhance his future and honor his past.

Inspired by Community

By Sarah H. Griffin

Literacy education professor supports community initiatives and provides hands-on learning opportunities for students.

The Intercultural Collective

By Sarah H. Griffin

In the renovated Schine Student Center, the co-location of cultural resources promotes a focus on intersectionality and inclusion.

Embodying the Orange Spirit

By Eileen Korey

The Schine Student Center renovation was fueled by alumna’s deep commitment to students and the Syracuse University community.

Building Game Changers

By Rob Enslin

The head coach of the women’s basketball program has spent the past 15 years molding champions, on and off the court.

A Vision From Many Voices

By Jay Cox

Since 2014, student feedback has played a major role in shaping the design of the newly renovated Schine Student Center.

Dynamic Duo

By Jay Cox

Two veteran guards anchor a women’s basketball team that’s laden with talent.

On a Quest for Knowledge

By Jay Cox

Crown Honors student delves into research, peer education and campus activities that help her grow as a person.