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Issue 08 | October 9, 2015

Special Feature

Welcoming our newest students!

Two area New Student Send-Offs—including the first-ever Sacramento event—gave SU’s newest students and their families a chance to ask questions, meet and greet, and get ready for life on campus. “The student send-off helped a lot with the transition for parents, not just for students,” says Leanne Aban ’19. “We also got to mingle with students from the same area.” Read more.


Student Profile

Meet Jane Hong ā€™16

Castro Valley resident Jane Hong ’16 got involved in the Syracuse University Student Association her first week on campus, and now serves as the organization’s vice president. “I’ve been involved with student government since I was in elementary school,” she says. “I knew that being a part of SA at SU would help me feel more at home.” Read more.


In the News


Beth Mowins Gā€™90 calls the plays

Beth Mowins G’90, the only female play-by-play announcer in college football, recently marked another milestone in her career as the first woman to call Oakland Raiders preseason games. It was an incredible experience to call NFL football, and a chance to open a new door for women,” says Mowins, who received the Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media from the Newhouse School in July 2015. Read more.


Simon Perez reports from the field

Every spring, Newhouse Assistant Professor Simon Perez heads back to California to spend two weeks as a field reporter for KPIX, the CBS station in San Francisco. When he returns to Syracuse, he brings back his real-life reporting experience to share with his students. “The more I do it, the more I realize how valuable it is for teaching,” he says. “It benefits me to stay on top of things, and it benefits the students because they know their professor is still at it.” Read more.


Alumna intersects law and technology

Sandra Reid G’98, a graduate of Syracuse University’s iSchool and College of Law, is the senior legal director at the multinational technology and media company Yahoo, Inc. iSchool Interim Dean Jeffrey Stanton had a chance to chat with the San Francisco resident about her career. “She really opened my eyes to the power of joining together expertise in the law with a strong generalist background in technology,” he says.  Read more.

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