Le Moyne reached a milestone in its history when The Princeton Review ranked it as one of the nation’s premier institutions for undergraduate education and included the College in its
guide, The Best 378 Colleges
. In achieving this distinction, Le Moyne joins the ranks of some of the most elite institutions in the U.S., as only 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities are named to The Princeton Review’s national list. Le Moyne was also recognized as one of “America’s Best College” by U.S. News and World Report for the 22nd
In April 2014, the new College of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne was formally launched. Previously a division, the announcement was made at an event that also featured the inaugural Arts and Sciences Magis Lecture – that talk "Theatre of the Word: A Life in the Classroom," was presented by Dr. Robert Flower from Le Moyne's philosophy department, who is retiring after more than 40 years teaching at the College.
The College dedicated the new home of the Madden School of Business in Mitchell Hall. This space, which students and faculty have been using since the beginning of the fall semester, includes
a state-of-the-art trading floor and
financial education center, complete with the same Bloomberg terminals used by investment firms around the world; an analytics
and marketing research lab; an accounting lab; and multiple technology-enhanced classrooms.
It is also the home to the Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Program for Christian Social Ethics in Business, Woodstock Business Conference and Family Business Center.
For the sixth consecutive year, Le Moyne was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Special emphasis this year was placed on recognizing service that helps youth from disadvantaged circumstances graduate from high school and prepare for college.
Thanks in part to the work of Le Moyne’s Frank Ridzi, Ph.D., Sunita Singh, Ph.D., and Monica Sylvia, Ph.D., who teach in the areas of sociology, education and psychology respectively, and their involvement with the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County, Syracuse was one of 38 communities in the nation to be designated as a 2013 Community Pacesetter for child literacy.
In November 2013, the College unveiled a display that honors 13 outstanding Jesuit scientists and researchers whose work spans centuries and crosses boundaries, including paleontology and biochemistry. The wall sculpture, which was created by Brian Hanlon, a classically trained sculptor, is housed in the atrium of the new science building.
Rolling Stone magazine named Communication Professor Michael Streissguth’s latest book – Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville
– to its list of the 20 Best Music Books of 2013.
Following a two-year study of the National Research Council policy on “Responding to Oil Spills in the Arctic Marine Environment,” Martha Grabowski, Ph.D., the McDevitt Chair in Information Systems at Le Moyne, briefed members of Congress and the eight agency sponsors on the findings this spring in Washington, D.C.Le Moyne was named to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools , released by G.I. Jobs
magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of Colleges that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military students, and academic accreditation.
The 2013 Founders’ Day Gala, which honored longtime Le Moyne supporters James and DeDe Walsh, drew an estimated 730 attendees. The event raised $170,000 to provide financial support to Le Moyne students. Another event, Le Moyne in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership
, honored Noreen’58 (honorary ’95) and Michael Falcone (honorary ’89) and Charles Currie, S.J., for their numerous contributions to the College and to Jesuit education. It raised $160,000 for the Le Moyne College Fund, which helps support student scholarship and financial aid.