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Opening schools will come with risks, but Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon feels that the community is in the position to handle the coronavirus. The county’s infection rate has been below 1% for over a week now, and has dropped to around half a percent in the last few days.


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Syracuse University football players, coached and fans saw the season schedule get upended Wednesday by an announcement from the Atlantic Coast Conference to play a mostly conference-only schedule.  Each team in the conference will play 10 games against conference opponents, plus one other against a non-conference team. 

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As Syracuse University and other schools consider starting college sports, the athletes’ academics and health are both concerns while the coronavirus is still a threat.  The SU athletics department is making the case for preserving as much of the on-campus experience as possible for the student athletes. 


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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.  


The college experience provides groundwork for the future, but this week on Talkback, a return to Syracuse means creating that future. Host Cooper Boardman talks with two SU professors, Matt Park and Rich Cimini, who work in the industry and return to teach and mentor students.


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Syracuse University is moving ahead with plans to hold most classes in person in what will be a condensed fall semester.  Interim Deputy Senior VP Amanda Nicholson says they’re trying to keep the college experience alive for students, even if it’s not quite the same.


Many parts of society have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and education has not been spared. Schools faced closures, then ascrambled to find ways to teach remotely. This followed by uncertainty about letting students back into classrooms.


The 2000s were the start of a new millenium and a number of championships for the Syracuse Orange. A Men's Basketball National Championship, multiple Men's Lacrosse National Championships, Women's Field Hockey National Championship, and the list goes on. 


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Onondaga County saw a jump in thnumber of Covid 19 cases as the results of more and more tests come in.  County Executive Ryan McMahn announced at a Saturday briefing on the virus outbreak 21 new confirmed cases.  That brings the county total to 34 as of the 3:00 p.m. briefing.  He added 80 people are in quarantine, watching their symptoms.
(Watch Saturday Briefing Here)

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Syracuse University announced Tuesday it will cancel all classes on campus after this Friday over concerns of the coronavirus and the Covid-19 disease it can cause.  The decision would remain in effect at least until March 30th.


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