Independence

Kramer: Defiance of oversight merges papers, creates independent DO

By Larry Kramer
40th Anniversary Issue

Sometimes, when remembering events of 40 years ago, you tend to romanticize. But to be honest, I'm not sure that's possible when thinking back on the spring of 1971 on college campuses across the country.

It was a highly charged, emotional time when everything was being challenged. No institution went unscathed. The government, the press, the university, the military, corporate America…you name it, it was under duress.

'71 editorial director remembers campus upheaval, paper's split from SU

By Robert H. Tembeckjian
Winter 2010

Davies: Treasures prompt staff to reconnect

By Brittney Davies Winter 2010 Pounding echoed through the halls of 744 Ostrom Ave. during production of the 2010 Graduation Guide. Fresh from Faegan's, the outgoing editor-in-chief and an assistant photo editor tested screwdrivers and whatever other tools they could find. Their minds were made up: The management office filing cabinet would open that night. Since Bob Heisler and The Daily Orange's independent rebirth, management teams ended their terms by signing the filing cabinet's exterior. With its key lost in the turnover of D.O.

No strings attached: Anniversary highlights power, importance of independence

By Beckie Strum
Winter 2010

In a Wegmans produce aisle in October 2008, Melanie Hicken (News Editor, Class of ‘09) received a sealed packet from an anonymous source. The packet's contents revealed Syracuse University's intentions to force David Potter, a College of Arts Sciences associate dean, to resign and sign a confidentiality agreement.

Hicken walked to the parking lot, dialed Potter's number and reached him at home.

"I don't want to want to talk about this on the phone. Why don't you come over?" Potter said.

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