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Forever Orange

Forever Orange: The Campaign For Syracuse University

Newhouse goal: $105 million


The roots of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications can be traced back 100 years, to the founding of the Department of Journalism at Syracuse University in 1919. Since then, Newhouse has grown to become the most comprehensive school of communication in the country—and, many would argue, the best.

But the communications industry is in flux, as old business models collapse and new technologies transform everything we do. Though it can feel like a precarious time for our professions, it is actually a time of great potential, as we reimagine the future of communications and train our students to face and embrace this new era as innovators and leaders.

At the Newhouse School, we provide our students with access to the best possible tools, technologies and opportunities, even as we provide them with a solid foundation in the fundamentals: storytelling, critical thinking, ethics, scholarship and a commitment to the First Amendment and the role of the free press in our democracy. The result of our efforts can best be seen in our extensive network of loyal, accomplished alumni and friends, whose support has been the cornerstone of our continued success.


  • Unparalleled Student Experience

Boost students’ career readiness
Expand students’ ability to participate in off-campus learning experiences, abroad or through our satellite campus programs
Increase scholarship support

  • Academic Excellence

Develop new courses with a focus on cutting-edge practices and emerging technologies
Make Newhouse synonymous with innovative media research
Recruit and retain world-class faculty, and increase faculty diversity

  • Unique Learning Opportunities

Develop new industry partnerships, and support and expand existing partnerships
Upgrade classroom technology and utilize current industry programs and software

  • Reimagining Journalism

Establish the Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship
Expand hiring, teaching and research in specialized areas such as data journalism and immersive journalism
Develop pipeline programs for talented prospective students who are passionate about journalism
Continue to honor stellar journalism through events such as the Mirror Awards and Toner Prize competitions 


 For more information about our priorities, giving opportunities and to get involved, contact:

Carol M. Satchwell, Assistant Dean for Advancement
Office of Development and Alumni Engagement
315.443.5281 or