Video of Syracuse University’s Memorial Service

Yesterday, Syracuse University held a virtual memorial service in Hendricks Chapel and the Place of Remembrance. A recording of the service is available on SU’s Remembrance Scholars webpage. The video also includes commemorations traditionally delivered by Remembrance Scholars during the closing ceremony of Remembrance Week and tributes from family, friends, and others.

Tony Gauci, 1941-2016

Tony Gauci, a key witness whose testimony linked Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, died on October 29. Critics of Gauci’s testimony characterized him as the prosecution’s “weakest link,” pointing to discrepancies in his testimony. Additionally, Gauci received a substantial payment for his participation in the inquiry (though the…

Joan Dater, 1942-2016

Athletic and ebullient, Gretchen Dater was an extraordinarily talented artist who could work with virtually any medium. Gretchen, a junior at the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art, enrolled in Syracuse University’s Division of International Programs Abroad in the fall of 1988, joining several hundred fellow students at S.U.’s center in Notting Hill. While in…