University to Debut New Meal Plan Options for All Students in Fall 2021

he Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card Services Office will introduce a block meal plan system, offer unlimited meal plans and combine campus funds into one account starting in the 2021-22 academic year.

The overhaul of the meal plan system was driven by student feedback, says Kris Klinger, associate vice president of Auxiliary Services, which includes the Housing, Meal Plan and I.D. Card (HMPID) Services Office. Students and their families often expressed confusion over the number of meal plan options, the weekly “reset” and the difference between the SUpercard FOOD and PLUS accounts, Klinger says. With the assistance of a nationally-recognized college meal plan consultant, HMPID conducted stakeholder meetings and student focus groups over the course of several months, which guided planning for the new system.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Orange Alert System Test Scheduled for Tuesday, May 11

The Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a test of the Orange Alert Campus Crisis Alert Notification System on Tuesday, May 11 at 3:10 p.m. It will be a full test of the system which includes notifications sent via email, text message, and voice call. The test will also include the Orange Alert outdoor siren system on the University’s North and South campuses. The sirens will be activated for two minutes at 3:10 p.m.

In addition to email, text and voice messages, the Orange Alert test message will also be sent via push notification to the Rave Guardian app, to the main Syracuse University and DPS Facebook and Twitter accounts, and will display on the University’s homepage and video monitors located in common areas in several buildings around campus.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

April 2021 Updates from DPS

With more people being vaccinated and the desire to celebrate the end of the academic year, please remember public health guidance still recommends that you wear your mask, maintain social distancing practices, and gather with no more than 10 people only if your space allows for 6 feet of distance between each person. For more information, visit the Stay Safe website.

In this monthly update, I will address:

  • Loretta Lynch report recommendation progress
  • New peace officer academy
  • Cyber security
  • Bias investigations


Read the full update on the DPS website.

Myslow Named New Director of Drumlins Country Club

Kris Klinger, Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services, announced that Chris Myslow has been named the director of Drumlins Country Club. Myslow will begin his tenure at Drumlins on May 3, assuming the role that was left open by Lori Klish’s departure earlier this spring.

Myslow comes to Syracuse from Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Conn., where he served as the general manager of the club for two years. He has 20 years of experience in the golf industry and a diverse working background that includes time at ESPN as an associate producer and building and managing his own corporate communications firm.

“Chris brings a wealth of experience, energy and excitement to the team,” said Klinger. “We couldn’t ask for anyone better to lead Drumlins and provide outstanding service to its dedicated members and the broader University community.”

In the immediate future, Myslow will contribute to the ongoing food and beverage transition at the club. A new chef has just come on board to oversee the reopening of the café and catering operations at Drumlins, and a new menu will debut to members and the general public later this spring. The café environment has undergone an upgrade, with the banquet and ballroom areas to follow within the next few years.

Myslow will focus his attention on the needs of club members and will dedicate his energy to enhancing the club experience, as Drumlins looks to grow its membership base. He will also oversee the reopening of the club’s pool area, which was closed last summer due to COVID-19 public health measures.

Myslow is not a stranger to the Central New York area. Before receiving his masters degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., he received his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, and welcomes his return to the area.

“I look forward to enhancing the culture of golf at Drumlins and delivering a world-class golf experience,” said Myslow. “My passion for golf and my love of Upstate New York is an exciting personal journey for me. I look forward to integrating into the community and creating a great environment for all of our guests.”

Campus Community Invited to Consultative Sessions for Chief Search

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the search for the University’s new chief, campus safety and emergency management services (CSEMS) underway, members of the campus community are invited to attend a consultative session with members of the search committee and our partner, Spelman Johnson, on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. ET and Friday, April 30, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. ET. Two sessions will be offered to allow multiple opportunities to attend and participate; it is not necessary to attend both sessions. Those interested can register for either session. A Zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to the session.

These sessions will give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to provide input on the characteristics, experiences and background you feel should be included in deliberations on the University’s new chief. Specifically, the committee would like to hear your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the Syracuse University community, higher education and the incoming chief.

If you are unable to attend the consultative session, you may also submit feedback or nominate a candidate for the new chief by emailing

We look forward to the feedback and collaboration of the campus community in conducting a robust national search for our new chief.


Amir Rahnamay-Azar
Senior Vice President for Business, Finance and Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer


Search Committee Appointed to Identify Candidates for Next Chief, Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services

Amir Rahnamay-Azar, senior vice president for business, finance and administrative services (BFAS) and chief financial officer, today announced the members of the search committee for the next chief, campus safety and emergency management services (CSEMS).

The new chief will oversee the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Emergency Management, Global Safety and Support, and CSEMS administrative and technical support. The selected candidate will be charged with implementing the recommendations made by the independent review of DPS, which was recently conducted by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to create, embrace and advance a new model of campus safety.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

WAER Student Journalists Among Winners at SPJ Mark of Excellence Region 1 Contest

Two WAER student journalists were among a group of Newhouse School students who earned more overall wins and honors than any other school competing in this year’s Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Region 1 competition.

The competitive contest recognizes college media work produced by students at schools throughout the Northeast, including Columbia Journalism School, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Harvard University, Boston University College of Communications and Pennsylvania State University, among others.

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WAER Launches Afro Futures Podcast

Out of a need for authentic conversations about issues facing the black community comes a new podcast from WAER, Afro Futures.  Hosts Yusuf Abdul-Qadir and Latavius Murray bring context and nuance to important conversations. The podcast aims to cover culture, politics, sports, and everything in between from a Black perspective.

In this pilot episode, they discuss what brought them together, why they feel this project is important in today’s culture, and what we can expect from the show in the future. Afro Futures will be available soon on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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Alumni Provide Support to WAER Students at the NCAA Tournament

When the Syracuse University men’s basketball team ended its NCAA Tournament run last month, it also marked the end of a long season for the student media broadcast team at WAER.

Newhouse School of Public Communications seniors Corey Spector, Cooper Boardman and Gillon Gross traveled to Indianapolis to broadcast the men’s basketball game against San Diego State, and then, following the team’s first round win, its game against West Virginia.

Read the full story at Syracuse University News.

Celebrating Earth Day and Earth Month in April

Around the world, April is a month of celebrating and increasing awareness about climate change and the environment. The Sustainably Management team’s goal this year is to inspire the campus community to learn how they can participate in helping protect our campus and the Earth’s environment.

Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22. Sustainability Management is collaborating with the Student Association Sustainability and Community Engagement Committees; the Department of Earth and Environment Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences; the New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE); the SUNY Student Assembly; and Bard College to bring an assortment of events to the campus community.

See the full list of activities at Syracuse University News.