Le Moyne College

Le Moyne College

It might seem odd to some Central New Yorkers that the president of one Syracuse-area College is going to study at another.  But that’s exactly what Le Moyne’s top official will be doing. 


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A diverse group of nearly two dozen people will begin meeting later this month to make recommendations to Mayor Ben Walsh regarding the future of Columbus Circle.  Two members of the group share their perspectives and challenges the members must overcome.  


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Central New York’s attention has understandably been on the COVID pandemic and racial justice.  But three area educators wanted to focus on another looming crisis – climate change.  


Life for Central New Yorkers in the age of COVID-19 has forced many members of the community, local businesses and nonprofits to readjust their priorities and lifestyles.


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Growing the technology sector in Central New York could be dependent on getting more young women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  The AT&T and CNY STEM Hub Camp for Young Women at LeMoyne College kicked off this week.  The week-long summer program immerses 30 local high school girls in the STEM fields, with a focus this year on computer coding and the continued development of drones.  Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura shared one example of a local science role model for campers.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we hear about an emerging lacrosse program in Central New York. Jamesville-Dewitt is well know for their high school lacrosse success of recent years. Also Syracuse University has a storied history of success at the collegiate level, but they're not the only college program with success.

WAER's Tim Scott has the story of how Le Moyne College has established  a strong lacrosse program built to succeed for the long haul. And what future success might be in store for this Dolphins program led by  head coach Dan Sheehan

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Just as Donald Trump was taking the oath of office Friday, about a dozen people with Syracuse Cultural Workers held large letters off the edge of the Spencer Street bridge over I-81 that spelled out the hashtag “Not our President.”    Most motorists seemed to honk in the affirmative, and gave a thumbs up.  A few gave angry honks accompanied by an extended middle finger.  Max from Oswego says they’re trying to reach the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for Trump.

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  Lacrosse fans can get one more dose of action this season on WAER Sunday afternoon.  We will bring you a special broadcast of the Le Moyne Dolphin Lacrosse game from Philadelphia, where they take on Limestone for the Division II National Championship.  

The Dolphins are coming off of a semi-final win over Merrimack, 8-4.  Limestone topped University of Tampa 13-10, propelling the Saints to their third straight title game.  

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  Syracuse was named one of the top 10 best cities in the nation for veterans to come and earn their college degrees. Hiring Our Heroes conducted a survey of cities with good access to colleges with veterans programs, as well as graduation rates and job opportunities.  Syracuse placed 7th on the list.

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  Students applying to Le Moyne College will not need to take the  SAT or ACT going forward. Le Moyne is one of the latest schools to go test-optional for admission.

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