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The Coronavirus pandemic has caused health and fiscal strain across the community, and it continues to even as parts of the economy reopen. But organizations who help those struggling say the problems aren’t new. They’re existing problems that have been made worse by the effects of COVID-19.


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Syracuse like many other communities across the U.S. has been a scene for large, emotional and diverse protests over police treatment of people of color. On this special edition of Syracuse Speaks, WAER News Director Chris Bolt is joined by Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, Director of the Central New York Chapter of the NYCLU, Pastor Erik Eure from The Promise Land Church, and Sam Rowser, Executive Director of On Point for College.


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About two dozen Syracuse University students have been told they’re on interim-suspension after they refused to leave a sit-in at the administration building.   The latest stand-off between the Not Again SU protesters and university leadership includes diverted classes and locked doors with less tolerance by SU administration than protestors received during demonstrations late last year.


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At the end Syracuse University’s last semester, racist crimes took hold of the campus community. What does it take to make higher education institutions more inclusive?


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Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud didn’t waste any time in his Winter Message Monday in addressing the racist incidents that gripped campus in November.  He began his speech by saying the students, faculty, and the community went through a hard time, facing hate, fear and uncertainty.  


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Syracuse-area residents will gather at a church this Sunday for more than worship.  It’s the second in a three-part discussion about 400 years of inequality in Syracuse and across the nation. 


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 UPDATE:  Syracuse University's Board of Trustees announced Thursday the formation of an Independent Advisory Panel, in conjunction with a newly formed Board of Trustees Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity, and Inclusion.  Together, they will assess and provide recommendations regarding programs, policies, and initiatives designed to foster and strengthen diversity and inclusion on campus.


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A Syracuse University professor is using social media to bring the community together following a series of racist incidents that made some students feel unsafe on their own campus. 


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Members of the Not Again SU movement held a brief walk out Thursday where they delivered petitions demanding the resignation of chancellor Kent Syverud and other top administration officials. 


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Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud sent a message to the university community Monday with an update on the work they're trying to accomplish toward campus safety when students return from Thanksgiving Break. 


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