2015-2016

A Message from Chancellor Kent Syverud

June 20, 2016: Chancellor Syverud writes to the University community about the Campus Framework

University Unveils Draft Campus Framework, Invites Campus Community to Provide Feedback, Input via New Interactive Website

June 20, 2016: Chancellor Syverud today unveiled a draft document for review by the University community.

David Van Slyke Named Dean of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

June 10, 2016: Van Slyke is a distinguished scholar, an outstanding educator, successful researcher, a dedicated administrator and a passionate steward of the school.

Chancellor Syverud Announces Director of Athletics Search Committee Members

May 25, 2016: Chancellor Syverud will chair the committee, which includes student, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees representatives.

University Place Promenade Project to Get Underway

May 25, 2016: The University Place Promenade Project, which will transform University Place into a dynamic pedestrian promenade connecting Bird Library, Schine Student Center and the Newhouse School complex, will get underway in the coming weeks.

French Named Acting Director of Athletics; Frazier Promoted to Senior Deputy Director

May 19, 2016: Chancellor Syverud today announces his interim leadership plans for Syracuse University’s Department of Athletics.

Michael S. Tick Named Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

May 17, 2016: With extensive experience in the performing arts, arts administration, teaching, fundraising and academic leadership, Michael S. Tick has been named the new dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

University Takes Next Step on Campus Framework, Including West Campus Project

May 16, 2016: The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has advanced, as part of the Campus Framework, the West Campus Project.

Campus Framework Outreach Timeline

May 16, 2016: The timeline for Campus Framework Outreach

New Members Elected to University’s Board of Trustees

May 16, 2016: Richard M. Alexander L’82, Neil A. Gold ’70 and Deborah (Gluckman) Leone ’86, G’87 have been elected as members of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees at the recent Board meeting

Two Additional Open Sessions on Promenade Project Conclude; Chancellor Syverud Addresses Feedback and Concerns

May 11, 2016: Chancellor Syverud spoke to a group of faculty, staff and students at the second of two additional information sessions focused on the proposed University Place Promenade project.

CAPES Awards Reflect Service to Community

April 22, 2016: Recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship were honored.

Chancellor Syverud Provides Updates to Campus Community on Free Speech, Diversity Reports

April 15, 2016: The Chancellor updated the University Senate on feedback regarding the free speech report and the diversity and inclusion report.

Craig M. Boise Named Dean of Syracuse University’s College of Law

April 14, 2016: Craig M. Boise is recognized as an innovator in legal education.

University, City of Syracuse Announce Renewal of Five-Year Services Agreement

April 7, 2016: Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse today announced the renewal of a five-year services agreement aimed at enhancing an already strong relationship while improving the region’s public safety, infrastructure and its residents’ overall quality of life.

Chancellor Syverud Addresses March 23 University Senate Meeting

March 25, 2016: In his remarks, the Chancellor provided updates on a number of items, including matters relative to diversity and inclusion, free speech and the Professor of Practice policy currently being evaluated.

Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity & Inclusion Report Shared with the University Community

March 21, 2016: A report by the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion details wide-ranging recommendations aimed at creating a more welcoming, respectful campus climate, including establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Council and hiring a chief diversity officer.

Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity & Inclusion Finalizes Report on Creating More Inclusive Campus

March 11, 2016: The Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion has submitted its final report to Chancellor Syverud with its recommendations on how to further create a more diverse and inclusive campus climate.

College of Law Holds Mackenzie Hughes Appellate Advocacy Competition

March 4, 2016: Jesse Feitel and Kevin Smith, both third-year students in the College of Law, won the 44th Annual Mackenzie Hughes LLP Appellate Advocacy Competition.

Michele G. Wheatly Appointed Vice Chancellor and Provost at Syracuse University

March 4, 2016: Wheatly is described as a dynamic leader, an internationally recognized scholar and a true champion of a liberal education.

Sexual and Relationship Violence Task Force Launches Website to Provide Information, Resources

March 1, 2016: The Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence has launched a new website to keep the University community informed about its work and to provide information on resources and prevention efforts.

Campus Framework Update Session to Be Held March 2 at Schine

February 26, 2016: University leaders, in conjunction with the members of the Campus Framework Advisory Group, will host an update session on the Campus Framework on March 2 at 4 p.m. in the Goldstein Auditorium at Schine Student Center.

Chancellor Syverud Appoints Committee to Conduct Hendricks Chapel Review

February 22, 2016: The Chancellor has appointed 16 members of the campus and local community to serve on a study committee charged with conducting a comprehensive review of Hendricks Chapel.

SU First Major Private University to Support Sen. Gillibrand’s Campus Accountability & Safety Act

February 19, 2016: Syracuse University has signed on as the first major private university in support of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

Chancellor Syverud Addresses February Meeting of University Senate

February 18, 2016: Syracuse University’s recent research success, the budget planning process, the Campus Framework and the Climate Assessment Survey were among a handful of topics the Chancellor Kent Syverud addressed during his University Senate appearance.

Gravitational Waves Discovery, New Carnegie Classification Underscore Research Excellence at Syracuse

February 12, 2016: From all over campus to all around the world, a momentous discovery in the world of physics—in our universe—was made known Thursday.

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years after Einstein’s Prediction

February 10, 2016: For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves.

 Students, Faculty, Staff Invited to Participate in Climate Assessment Survey

February 10, 2016: The Syracuse University Climate Assessment Survey is now under way and continues through March 11.

Campus Community Invited to Visioning Sessions with Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion

February 5, 2016: The members of the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion are hosted two workshops for University community members to discuss recommendations on how to create a more diverse and inclusive campus climate.

Chancellor Syverud Provides Update on Key University Initiatives

January 21, 2016: The Chancellor provided a comprehensive update on a number of items, including matters relative to student life, academic affairs, executive searches, and Fast Forward Syracuse.

Chancellor Appoints Chairs to Lead Review of Hendricks Chapel, Dean Search

January 21, 2016: Chancellor Syverud has appointed Interim Dean of Hendricks Chapel Samuel Clemence and Vice President and Chief of Staff Candace Campbell Jackson to chair a committee charged with conducting a comprehensive review of Hendricks Chapel and identifying the best candidate to lead the chapel as its next dean.

SU, ESF Announce New Academic and Research-Based Relationship

January 13, 2016: Chancellor Syverud and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry President Quentin Wheeler today announced the two schools will launch a renewed partnership focused on enhancing their academic and research-based offerings to better serve both institutions’ students and faculty.

NCAA Approves University’s Request to Begin Men’s Basketball Scholarship Reductions This Season; Only Five Scholarship Reductions Remain After 2015-16

January 12, 2016: Syracuse University today announced that the chair of the NCAA Committee on Infractions has approved the University’s request to begin serving the Men’s Basketball scholarship penalty this season. As a result, after the 2015-16 season, only five scholarships remain from the eight scholarship penalty.

Chancellor Syverud, SU Awarded Inaugural William Pearson Tolley Champion for Veterans in Higher Education Award by the Student Veterans of America

January 11, 2016: Chancellor Syverud is the recipient of the Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) inaugural William Pearson Tolley Champion for Veterans in Higher Education Award.

A Message from Chancellor Kent Syverud

December 16, 2015: Chancellor Syverud addresses concerns about the safety of campus and surrounding neighborhoods

Listening Session on Diversity and Inclusion Draws Critical Concerns, Ideas for Change

December 15, 2015: Students, faculty and staff shared their experiences with issues of diversity and their ideas for making a better, more inclusive campus during a listening session.

Syracuse University’s National Veterans Resource Complex Included in $500 Million Upstate Revitalization Initiative Award

December 10, 2015: Central New York was one of three Upstate regions awarded $500 million as part of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Dino Babers Named 30th Head Football Coach at Syracuse University

December 5, 2015: Babers will take the helm of Syracuse University football as the program’s 30th head coach.

Syracuse University Launches New Mobile App

December 1, 2015: Earlier this year, Chancellor Syverud appointed Whitman School Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Retail Practice Amanda Nicholson to lead an initiative aimed at generating ideas and input from students to create new communications tools for the University to better connect with students.

Committee Members Selected for Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Search

November 17, 2015: A committee, consisting of students, faculty and staff, has been selected to help lead the search for a new senior vice president of student affairs.

Report by Working Group on Free Speech Shared with Campus Community

November 18, 2015: The final report of the Working Group on Free Speech has been sent to the University Senate and to the Student Association, the Graduate Student Organization, and the Student Bar Association.

Chancellor’s Task Force Encourages Participation in ‘It’s On Us’ National Week of Action

November 9, 2015: The Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence will hold a number of events this week, including a visit from Vice President Joseph R. Biden L’68, as part of the “It’s On Us” campaign’s National Week of Action to help end sexual assault.

Syracuse University to Host Vice President Biden for ‘It’s On Us’ National Week of Action

November 9, 2015: The Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence will hold a number of events this week, including a visit from Vice President Joseph R. Biden L’68, as part of the “It’s On Us” campaign’s National Week of Action to help end sexual assault.

Faculty Advisory Committee Weighs In on Potential Syracuse University College of Medicine

November 3, 2015: The Faculty Advisory Committee tasked with studying the idea of a veterans-focused college of medicine at Syracuse, has submitted a 107-page report to Chancellor Syverud.

Chancellor Syverud, University Dedicate Wheelchair Ramp for Holden Observatory

October 26, 2015: The moon and the stars—and all the universe—as viewed through the lens of Holden Observatory became accessible to everyone.

Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup Members Announced

October 16, 2015: More than 100 members of the campus community nominated themselves or another person to join the workgroup.

Chancellor Syverud Addresses October Meeting of University Senate

October 15, 2015:  Syracuse University’s fiscal health, student life, academic affairs and Fast Forward Syracuse were among the topics of Chancellor Syverud’s address.

Chancellor Announces New University-wide Workgroup on Diversity, Inclusion

September 28, 2015: The new workgroup will mirror in structure and scope the successful Workgroup on Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Advocacy the Chancellor created last fall.

University Continues Progress on Sexual Violence Prevention, Education, Advocacy

September 14, 2015: In addition to improvements made in the spring 2015 semester, the University has made significant progress in addressing many of the other recommendations and gaps raised by the workgroup.

New Student Convocation Welcomes Freshman, Transfer Students

August 31, 2015: Chancellor Syverud gave the incoming students their charge.

Beau Biden L’94 to Be Remembered at First Catholic Mass of Academic Year

August 27, 2015: Chancellor Syverud and Chairman-Emeritus of the Board of Trustees Richard L. Thompson G’67 requested the Mass be said in Biden’s honor.

Chancellor Syverud Announces Creation of Faculty Advisory Group to Advance Medical School Idea

August 14, 2015: The Faculty Advisory Group will advise University leaders on the idea of a veteran-focused College of Medicine at Syracuse University.

Student Affairs Leadership Structure to Be Strengthened, Enhanced

August 7, 2015: The Division of Student Affairs is strengthening its leadership structure to further enhance student programs and services, strengthen connections across the University and better position its resources in support of students in alignment with the University’s new Academic Strategic Plan.

University Explores Idea of Veteran-Focused College of Medicine

August 6, 2015: Syracuse University has begun actively exploring the idea of opening a small interdisciplinary medical school dedicated to serving the needs of the nation’s military veterans and their families.

Provost Announces Completion of Academic Strategic Plan Development

July 23, 2015: The Academic Strategic Plan is a document designed to serve as a strategic roadmap to guide priorities and institutional decision making in the coming years.

Candace Campbell Jackson Appointed Vice President, Chief of Staff to Chancellor Syverud

July 15, 2015: A highly experienced and accomplished administrator, Jackson comes to Syracuse from the University of Akron.

Former Dean Laura J. Steinberg to Conduct Assessment of CPDC

July 2, 2015: Chancellor Syverud today announced that Dr. Laura J. Steinberg, former dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the University’s Campus, Planning, Design and Construction operations.