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Syracuse City Police and FBI agents made public statements today that they are working together to follow up on the positing of a white supremacist manifesto that was posted on a digital media site and sent via air drop to students at a Syracuse University library.  

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Students are continuing their sit-in at Syracuse University over the school’s handling of a series of racist vandalism incidents and verbal attacks.  Chancellor Kent Syverud and other administration officials sent students a video announcement detailing the closing down of a fraternity implicated in a verbal racist attack, along with increased safety patrols and promises to improve diversity training and curriculum.  


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Syracuse University held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Hendricks Chapel on Monday.  It’s a part of a week filled with activities for veterans on campus.  More than 1,300 military students are enrolled at SU this semester alone. 


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Monday was Columbus Day on the calendar, but at Syracuse University and over a hundred other places across the nation, Native and Non-Native Americans gathered to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Syracuse University sophomore Chase Scanlon from the Seneca Nation in Western New York and Regina Jones, Assistant Director of the Native Student Program shared their thoughts on Columbus Day.

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About 100 professors and educators from across the nation and overseas have been spending the past two weeks at Syracuse University learning how to simulate and then defend against cyberattacks.  Electrical engineering and computer science professor Kevin Du created the workshop five years ago to offer a hands-on environment to deal with unexpected situations.


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More than 160 locally owned business enterprises introduced themselves Tuesday to many departments within Syracuse University who could potentially buy their goods or services in the future. 


Syracuse University's Marketing Division Moves Into Cantor Warehouse

Mar 6, 2019
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A large department at Syracuse University has moved from the hill and is replanting new roots downtown near Armory Square.  The Marketing and Communications Division moved into the Cantor Warehouse in February. The move comes at an ideal time as the division was previously split up into six different buildings on campus.  Lisa Andreotta is the Senior Associate VP of Operations. She says the dedicated floor in one location allows for new ways to collaborate and make an impact.

WAER and Hendricks Chapel recently hosted an on-air, round-table discussion on Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”.  The book was selected for the 2018-19 Syracuse Reads Program, a shared reading initiative coordinated by the Provost’s Office that is part of the First-Year Experience for all new Syracuse University students.

Hosted by WAER General Manager Joe Lee and the Rev. Brian Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel, the round table conversation also included four first-year students—Bryan Hudnell, Dassy Kemedjio, Hadiya Lee and Allison Weiss—focusing on themes of identity and belonging, spirituality, and diversity and inclusion.