Syracuse University Magazine


The College of Law’s National Moot Court Competition Team finished in the top eight from a field of more than 200 teams at the national competition in New York City in February. Members included Kevin Braddock Smith L’16, Amy Doan L’16, and David Katz L’17, and associate member Brendan Hall L’17. Professor Richard Risman served as the team’s faculty coach and Dominic D’Imperio L’09 was associate team coach.

Four Syracuse runners earned First Team All-America honors for their performances at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, in March: Colin Bennie ’19, eighth, 5,000 meters; Freddie Crittenden III ’17, second, 60-meter hurdles; Justyn Knight ’18, third, 3,000 meters; and Adam Palamar ’17, eighth, mile. In the ACC championships, Knight won titles in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs, and Crittenden collected a gold in the 60-meter hurdles.
Philosophy professor Frederick Beiser was awarded the 2015 Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize by the Johns Hopkins University Press in recognition of The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880 (University of Oxford Press). Beiser was also the recipient of the Cross of the Order of Merit, the highest honor Germany confers on a non-German citizen, for his lifelong dedication to engaging American students in the study of German philosophy.

Five alumni were named to Billboard’s Power 100 list: Martin Bandier ’62, chairman/CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Rob Light ’78, partner/managing director/head of music, Creative Artists Agency; John Sykes ’77, president of entertainment enterprises, iHeartMedia; Joel Klaiman ’90, executive vice president/general manager, Columbia Records; and Jordan Feldstein ’99, founder/CEO, Career Artist Management.