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SU Students Protest Racist Graffiti & Response, Call for Resignations; Chancellor Syverud Responds

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud responded to protesting students Wednesday for their concerns over how incidence of racist and hate-speech graffiti were dealt with. Syverud, in a memo to the campus, said he met with the students to hear their short- and long-term demands. Dozens of Syracuse University students staged a silent sit-in protest at the campus health and wellness center, called the Barnes Center, in response to the racist graffiti and vandalism in Day Hall. While the...

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Syracuse Basketball Picks Up First Win Over Colgate

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In the team's first out of conference test of the young season, Syracuse picked up its first victory of the year against Colgate, 70-54. 

Reaching the 70-point plateau was a welcome sight to Orange fans who watched the team struggle in the season opener against Virginia, mustering just 34 points. 

After a tight first half, the Orange blew the game open in the second frame, opening the half on a 24-9 run.

Buddy Boeheim and Elijah Hughes each knocked down three shots from beyond the arc, scoring 17 and 14 respectively to lead the Orange.

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Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud responded to protesting students Wednesday for their concerns over how incidence of racist and hate-speech graffiti were dealt with.  Syverud, in a memo to the campus, said he met with the students to hear their short- and long-term demands. 

Dozens of Syracuse University students staged a silent sit-in protest at the campus health and wellness center, called the Barnes Center, in response to the racist graffiti and vandalism in Day Hall.

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Dozens of concerned Syracuse residents packed into common council chambers Wednesday to hear more about an amendment that aims to clarify the just how the findings of the Citizen Review Board are used in litigation involving police misconduct.  Corporation counsel Kristen Smith told the council’s public safety committee that the measure aims to clarify that the CRB’s conclusions are generally not admissible in court where they could be used to unfairly favor plaintiff.  At the same time, she says the CRB would still be able to investigate allegations and make recommendations about policy de

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The first candidate to step forward to announce intentions to run for the soon-to-be-vacated 50th State Senate Seat made it official Wednesday during a gathering at Schiller Park in Syracuse.  Democrat John Mannion lost a tight race against Republican Bob Antonacci in 2018 by a margin of two percent.  Mannion says the pillars of his campaign are similar to his previous election run.

34 points in a season opener is not exactly ideal. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by special guest JD Raucci to discuss what went wrong, and what changes could be made in the Cuse starting lineup going forward. Will we find the answers tonight as Syracuse hosts Colgate? 


The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority signaled Tuesday that it may let the Trump administration shut down the Obama-era program that granted temporary protection from deportation to roughly 700,000 young people, commonly known as DREAMers.

Brought to the U.S. illegally as children, the DREAMers were allowed to legally work and go to school if they met certain requirements and passed a background check. The program, begun in 2012, is known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Updated at 5:21 p.m. ET

A State Department staffer overheard President Trump asking a top diplomat about "investigations" he wanted Ukraine to pursue that he believed might help him in the 2020 election, another senior diplomat told Congress.

That staffer is expected to tell his story directly to House investigators at a closed-door deposition on Friday.

The new subplot about the overheard phone conversation was one of a small number of new details to emerge from Democrats' first open hearing in their impeachment inquiry into Trump on Wednesday.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is condemning the racist messages found on two floors of a Syracuse University residence hall.  In addition to SU and Syracuse Police, the governor has directed the State Police hate crimes unit to investigate. 


Gov. Cuomo Announces Completion of Syracuse-Rome Drone Corridor

Nov 12, 2019
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped in Syracuse Tuesday to anounce the completion of a 50-mile Drone Corridor between Syracuse and Rome.  But what is a Drone Corridor?


Updated Nov. 13 at 3:50 p.m. ET

A prominent GOP redistricting strategist had direct communication with an adviser to the Trump administration concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, newly released emails show.

The emails were released Tuesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which has been conducting an investigation into the origins of the citizenship question that the Trump administration failed to add to forms for the upcoming national head count.

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