Syracuse's Slide

As Chancellor Focuses on the 'Public Good,' Syracuse's Reputation Slides

Nathaniel Brooks for The Chronicle

Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Syracuse U., visits an old furniture warehouse that has been renovated by the university for academic programs.
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Nancy Cantor is the chancellor of Syracuse University, but if you didn't know better you might think she was the mayor of this town.

Since she took over at the university seven years ago, the institution has spent tens of millions of dollars—and...

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