Syracuse University

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SU Alumni weekend known as Orange Central also means a chance for students to meet successful alumni and get some inspiration and make connections.  Kevin Belbey earned a Broadcast and Digital Journalism Degree in 2013 from the Newhouse School of Public Communications and a Masters degree in 2016 from the SU School of Law.  Belbey currently serves as an agent for a broadcast sports talent agency, the Montag Group in New York City.

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Syracuse University is celebrating it's Sesquintennial in 2020, and a lot has happened in its 150 year existence. Her Hilltop High will explore the University's traditions, tragedies and triumphs. It will also explore how the events of the past have affected the present and the way SU approaches the future. 


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  Syracuse women’s basketball star Tiana Mangakahia continues chemotherapy to treat her stage-two breast cancer, and she says she's felt enormous support from the surrounding community. Thousands have taken to twitter to support her by using the hashtag #Tough4T. 

Mangakahia spoke to the media on Tuesday and emphasized how crucial the community’s support has been over the first four weeks of her treatment. 

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Historic protests in Puerto Rico forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign Thursday after conversations leaked of he and his advisers making homophobic and misogynistic remarks. Puerto Rican natives here in Syracuse say they, and members of their family who still live on the island, haven’t seen protests of this magnitude.

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It’s Christmas in May in Jan-Juba Arway’s house. A “Happy Holidays” decal adorns a wall in the living room with five stockings around it, one for Arway and each of her kids. A Christmas tree topped by a glittery gold star anchors a corner of the room.


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Driverless vehicles, drones, and other forms of artificial intelligence are starting to enter our lives. Syracuse University launched a first of its kind institute to study these autonomous systems this past May. The Autonomous Systems Policy Institute or ASPI plans to take an interdisciplinary approach, bringing a number of its schools together to focus on autonomous systems.


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The Secretary of the Veterans Administration says Central New York Veterans will receive even more care options when the MISSION Act goes into effect next month. 

In an interview with WAER’s John Smith, Robert Wilkie says there will be new access and availability standards for healthcare implemented both here and across the country.  Wilkie applauds the quality of care at the Syracuse VA and the commitment of Syracuse University to serve veterans and their families.


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Syracuse University’s National Veterans Resource Center will be taking shape through the summer and open in early spring 2020.  Crews were busy this morning installing one of the first glass panels on the building’s exterior.  The center will provide a centralized place for veterans to gather for classes and a state-of-the-art information lab. 


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An estimated 3.8 million concussions occur in the U-S each year, and around half of those go unreported.  For viewers of sports, the injury can be uncomfortable to watch, but its impact to the athlete is often downplayed. 


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You’ve probably heard about self-driving cars, drones delivering packages, you might already use a smart-home system for lights and music.  But will these lead to problems in safety, security or equality? 


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