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Just how far has police reform come in our community?  That’s a main theme of a virtual public discussion hosted by Syracuse university Friday and Saturday.  Shukri Mohamed will be heading a panel on school resource officers as part of Policed Bodies: A Community Conversation on Race, Disability, and Justice(detailed schedule below).

She says the public, including many parents, has a limited understanding when asked why police officers are in schools.

Syracuse University Partners With SCSD For High School Summer Course Program

Apr 6, 2021
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Syracuse University is partnering with the Syracuse City School District to give three dozen high school students the chance to explore college life for free this summer. Up to 36 rising high school juniors will be able to take classes through the university’s Summer College Program.

Syracuse University To Provide Vaccines To Students Starting Wednesday

Apr 6, 2021
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Starting Wednesday, Syracuse University will begin vaccinating students, faculty, and staff who haven’t yet been inoculated against COVID-19.  The university has received an initial allotment of 1,600 doses of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the state and Onondaga County.

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The March shooting in Atlanta that left six Asian women and two others dead along with other recent acts of violence against Asians across the country have exposed previously overlooked anti-Asian racism in America,  and even here in the city of Syracuse.


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New research on Syracuse University students during the pandemic shows they’re feeling extra stress, isolation, but also some silver linings.  The findings could help improve education that’s had to keep people apart.

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Imagine a world where “Lebron James” wasn’t a household name. He was never on TV, never in the news, but just happened to show up on your YouTube feed. Well, that’s pretty much what happened for Syracuse Men’s Basketball Center, Jesse Edwards.

It was one-year ago this week that Syracuse University made the decision to close down campus, as the COVID pandemic was rapidly growing.  Chancellor Kent Syverud is reflecting on that year … and remembers being questioned as the University initially tried to move forward.


Syracuse University is preparing to re-open its doors to in-person learning for the spring semester on Monday under very different circumstances from the fall.  Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie says it will be challenging.

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The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University will be holding a virtual discussion tonight with a distinguished panel of guests well-versed in disability culture, education, advocacy and innovation.

The Syracuse University community lost a legend when Floyd Little died Friday from Cancer at age 78.  Little played football at SU from 1964-66, during which time he amassed 39 touchdowns and played in the Sugar Bowl and Gator Bowl with the Orange (then Orangemen).  He has a 1000-yard season in 1965.