Syracuse University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) was recently created through a merger of the Office of Institutional Research and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. The streamlined operation, located at 400 Ostrom Avenue, serves all members…
A New Semester
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
Welcome to our new students and transfer students who today officially become Orange. And, welcome back to our returning students, faculty, and staff.
Yesterday, our nation celebrated the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our campus honors Dr. King with a communitywide celebration on Sunday. It’s a 39-year tradition that brings together performers, artists, and leaders from across the region. I hope you’ll join us Sunday, Jan. 21, at the JMA Wireless Dome. This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Talithia Williams. She’s a mathematician, professor, author, host of “NOVA Wonders” on PBS, and viral TED Talk speaker. Dr. Williams was the first Black woman to receive tenure at Harvey Mudd College, just 10 years ago. Her passion for math and learning is contagious as she urges audiences to “show me the data.” I’m inspired by her leadership in encouraging young Black women to pursue careers in STEM fields. When Dr. Williams started her first STEM program for girls entering high school in 2015, most told her they had never met a mathematician or scientist who looked like them.
Our commitment to being a university welcoming to all means there are so many ways to pursue what you’re passionate about—and even discover something new. That’s what being Orange is all about.
Best wishes for a great semester and Go Orange!
Chancellor Kent Syverud