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Story Archive: 2022

A Great Year To Be Orange

As 2022 draws to a close, Syracuse University celebrates another year of academic innovation and creativity, of emotional firsts and triumphs, of reconnection and transformation.

The Gift of Giving

By Lisa Maresca

Scholarships help students pursue their dreams for a lifetime of impact.

Stickwork of Distinction

By Jay Cox

The University honors legendary Orange field hockey player Julie Williamson Sullivan with jersey retirement.

Sketching Out a Career

Renowned cartoonist Robb Armstrong developed his creative talent at Syracuse University on his way to fame.

Through the Lens

By Ross Oscar Knight

A firsthand account of photographing English professor and New York Times bestselling author George Saunders G’88.

Sex, Selection and Biodiversity

By Rob Enslin

First-of-its kind project unlocks evolutionary mysteries to understand fertilization and genetic disorders quickly and affordably.

It All Starts Here

By Liz Myers

The Goon Squad upholds a 77-year tradition of welcoming first-year students to campus.

Making Orange Lacrosse History

By Rob Enslin

Three-time All-American Katie Rowan Thomson ’09 is the Orange’s first female lacrosse player to have her jersey retired.

Amplifying Voice, Building Community

By Jay Cox

Now in its third year, the Narratio Fellowship program ignites the creativity of Syracuse-area resettled refugee students through storytelling and looks to expand the initiative to Richmond, Virginia.

Writing a Legacy

By Rob Enslin

Riding on the success of A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, English Professor George Saunders G’88 has a new book coming out and a short story being adapted into a Netflix film.

Sustainable Architecture

By Shaina M. Hill

Senior architecture student advances design strategies that reduce negative environmental impact and advocates for sustainability in the industry.

A Model Student

By Rob Enslin

Graduating senior attributes her success to professors who ‘go the extra mile.’

Building Skills, Exchanging Ideas

By Jay Cox

Bioengineering student takes advantage of academic and social activities while seeking to create opportunities and access for others.

Inspiring Philanthropy

By Jay Cox

For over a decade, the Phanstiel Scholars program has supported students in their pursuit of academic excellence and community engagement.

Taking the Next Step

By Lisa Maresca

A veteran and post-traditional student advances her career through Syracuse University Global.

The Impact of Giving

By Lisa Maresca

Students share how scholarships and alumni connections provide opportunities for academic success.

Sowing Seeds of Hope

By Rob Enslin

An aspiring educator wants to make urban schools more inclusive for students, teachers and administrators.

Up Close and Personal

By Rob Enslin

An economics major uses remote learning and study abroad to take his education to new heights.

Ready for the Majors

By Jay Cox

Sport analytics senior leads the way for women in the field and catches dream job with the New York Yankees.

A World of Opportunity

By Sarah H. Griffin

Post-traditional student in the field of knowledge management connects with a global network and discovers a wide range of career options.

Exploring Unknowns

By Betsey A. Brairton

Industrial design alumnus introduces students to historic Mars aircraft and illuminates paths to new worlds of possibility.

Rising at Her Own Pace

By Rob Enslin

Syracuse University Global allows post-traditional student to prepare for a career in social work without putting her life on hold.

Orange Crush

By Lisa Maresca

We all love Otto. Now get to know the seniors behind our spirited mascot.

A Mindful Path

By Lisa Maresca

A triple major combines psychology, forensic science and neuroscience to create a foundation that will help her enrich and empower the lives of incarcerated juveniles.

A Nourishing Interdisciplinary Alliance

By Mary Beth Horsington

Faculty elevate nutrition education for medical students, aiming to impact patient health outcomes through an interdisciplinary collaboration with Upstate Medical University.

Man of the People

By Lisa Maresca

Using his degrees in political science and broadcast journalism, an alumnus rises to become Binghamton’s youngest mayor.

Executing a Big Idea

By Betsey A. Brairton

A senior in advertising shows how a great new idea—or major, or career progression—is the culmination of many learning experiences.

Sustainably Chic

By Lisa Maresca

A senior fashion design major aspires to create long-lasting classic clothes that are good for the environment.

No Biz Like Snow Biz

By Rob Enslin

Since 1933, Winter Carnival has warmed the heart of campus by celebrating the frozen beauty of the season.

Operating for Equity

By Mary Beth Horsington

Alumnus and physician-scientist’s innovative research challenges health care inequities and lifts up underrepresented communities.

Opportunity for Impact

By Shaina M. Hill

Biotechnology major pairs science with business to address to one of humanity's most critical challenges while launching a career with Pfizer

Legendary No. 33

By Rob Enslin

Basketball standout and veteran coach Felisha Legette-Jack ’89 is the first Syracuse University alumna to have her jersey retired.

Fuel for Success

By Jay Cox

Alumna leads nutrition program to help athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid rise to their potential.

Gold Medal Goals

By Jonah Restuccio and Lisa Maresca

A former Syracuse Orange student-athlete and health and exercise science graduate pursues her Olympic dream.

Cultivating a Community

By Lisa Maresca

Alumnus leverages an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for creating community to revitalize Central New York.

Written in the Stars

By Rob Enslin

A first-generation student is using the 4+1 electrical engineering program to spark a career in space travel.

Chemistry of Change

By Sarah H. Griffin

Alumni launch research internship program for high school students in Syracuse University labs, giving rise to life-changing opportunities.

An Animated Legacy

By Rob Enslin

The genius behind ‘Up,’ ‘Wall-E’ and other Pixar classics credits Syracuse for catapulting his career to dizzying heights.