May 7, 2008 |
Nearly 25 years after leaving Syracuse University, Vanessa Williams will get her bachelor of fine arts degree this weekend. The 45-year-old actress-singer, who stars in ABC's "Ugly Betty," will also deliver the convocation address Saturday to graduates of Syracuse's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Williams attended Syracuse's drama department as a musical theater major from 1981 to 1983. She earned the remaining credits for her degree through industry experience and performances on stage and screen.
December 23, 2007 |
Why do some writers return to the same material? Is it because they feel they didn't do it justice the first time around? Are they ready -- after psychotherapy or family attrition -- to delve deeper and reveal more? There are authors who have checked on their characters every few years (John Updike with Rabbit Angstrom, Philip Roth with Nathan Zuckerman, Ellen Gilchrist with Rhoda Manning). Others tell the same story from different points of view to brilliant effect, as Evan S.
April 18, 2006 |
LONGTIME readers of the Los Angeles Times will fondly recall arts editor and film critic Charles Champlin, who for 26 years was one of this newspaper's four long-running columnists under Otis Chandler's innovative reign as publisher. Together with writers Jack Smith, Jim Murray, Art Seidenbaum and cartoonist Paul Conrad, Champlin helped keep nervous readers loyal when the paper broke with its stuffy, provincial past and transformed itself into a major national daily.
March 11, 2005 |
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team has won nine NCAA championships but has never played a game west of Denver. That streak is scheduled to end Saturday when the Orange plays in the four-team First 4 showcase at the Home Depot Center in Carson. The event also will represent another milestone for the sport, which is finding a foothold in Southern California. The showcase is being organized by Pantheon International, which also produces the John Wooden Classic at the Arrowhead Pond.
December 18, 2004 |
Daryl Gross, a senior associate athletic director at USC, was introduced as the new athletic director at Syracuse on Friday. Gross, 43, succeeds Jake Crouthamel, who is retiring after 27 years in the position. "I can't think of a better place to get started with my own A.D. job than at Syracuse," Gross told reporters during a campus news conference in Syracuse, N.Y. "I'm thrilled. I'm overwhelmed.
May 12, 2004 |
In addition to the Harvard Crimson and the Stanford Cardinal, there is now the Syracuse Orange. "We are the only school in the country that has orange as its primary color," Syracuse Athletic Director Jake Crouthamel said Tuesday at a news conference to announce a change in the school's nickname. "We want to accentuate that." Crouthamel acknowledged that Syracuse wasn't the only Division I university using orange in its uniforms.