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.
October 2, 1992 |
The long-awaited NCAA sanctions against the Syracuse basketball program came down Thursday, lighter than expected because of the school's cooperation in the investigation. The Orangemen were banned from postseason play this season and the school's entire athletic program was placed on two years' probation as violations were also found in the women's basketball, football, lacrosse and wrestling programs.
December 22, 1988 |
At least 36 students in Syracuse University's semester-in-London program who were returning to America for the holidays were killed in Wednesday's crash of a Pan Am jumbo jet in Scotland, officials said. News of the disaster that left all 258 people aboard the plane dead stunned the Syracuse campus as the day's final exams were being completed and students were gathering for parties or preparing to watch their undefeated basketball team play Western Michigan.
December 21, 1990 |
Syracuse University will review a newspaper's allegations of wrongdoing in its basketball program, but the initial reaction of school officials Thursday was a sigh of relief that the alleged NCAA rules violations were not more serious.
December 23, 1988 |
One of the last things Steve Boland did Wednesday before boarding Pan Am Flight 103 was place a telephone call from Heathrow Airport to his fraternity brothers at the Delta Tau Delta house here, just to let them know how happy he was to be returning after a semester's absence on Syracuse University's foreign studies program. The Delts were looking forward to the reunion next semester with equal enthusiasm. Boland, a 20-year-old junior from Nashua, N.H.
September 14, 1989 |
Former Kentucky star LeRon Ellis decided to attend Syracuse University rather than the University of Nevada Las Vegas because he was alerted to the NCAA's investigation of the Runnin' Rebels basketball program, according to a report published Wednesday. Ellis, a former standout at Mater Dei High School, told the Syracuse Herald-Journal that he spoke with "a couple" of National Collegiate Athletic Assn.
February 12, 1991 |
The president of Syracuse University's largest basketball booster group has been asked to resign and no longer associate himself with the men's program, a university spokesman said Monday. The university did not specify why it was directing Hardwood Club President Joseph Giannuzzi to step down and surrender the preferred seating privileges he and his wife, Cynthia, enjoyed at games.