Syracuse University Magazine

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Ernie Davis Hall

Ernie Davis Hall, the first building on campus named for an African American alumnus, opened its doors in August and was officially dedicated by Chancellor Nancy Cantor during October's Orange Central "Homecoming+Reunion" Weekend. The $50 million, nine-story complex offers 250 student residents academic, dining, and recreational facilities, as well as striking views of campus and the area. It's also equipped with such green features as low water-use fixtures, a storm-water management system, advanced materials requiring less energy to cool, and dining hall efficiencies to reduce food waste and hot-water consumption. Davis '62, the first African American to win college football's coveted Heisman Trophy (1961), was further honored when the Orange's home turf under the Carrier Dome was rededicated as Ernie Davis Legends Field at the October 10 football game with West Virginia.    



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Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center

Carmelo Anthony, who helped make 2003 that championship season for SU basketball, was on campus to slice ribbon for the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, a $19 million practice facility for the men's and women's basketball teams. Adjacent to Manley Field House, "The Melo," as it's already known, features two full practice courts, strength and conditioning facilities, locker rooms deluxe, coaches' offices, and an Orange basketball hall of fame. Anthony, now a star with the NBA's Denver Nuggets, launched the building's construction fund with a gift believed to be the largest to an alma mater by any current pro athlete.



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SU Green Data Center

The SU Green Data Center, which opened in December on South Campus, is considered the most energy-efficient computer data center in the world. The $12.4 million, 6,000-square-foot facility was developed through an SU partnership with IBM and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The center features a number of innovative technologies, including an electrical co-generation system that uses natural gas-fueled microturbine engines to generate all of the center's electricity and to provide cooling for computer servers.