Syracuse University

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.

The 1980s began in Syracuse with the Carrier Dome holding its first football game and a fuzzy orange is introduced as a candidate for SU’s new mascot. And while Otto and the Carrier Dome have undoubtably become a part of Syracuse’s collective history, a tragedy in 1988 holds a different and important spot.

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The Not Again SU protests moved outside the Syracuse Administration wednesday evening, blocking a portion of Waverly and Crouse Avenues.   Police showed up at the outdoor scene, but no word on any arrests.  Protestors then moved back inside to continue a sit-in, occupation of the Crouse Hinds building. 



Syracuse University’s Chancellor wants to start with compassion in dealing with 23 student protestors who have remained in an administrative building after hours this week following the racist and antisemitic and hate incidents that have occurred since last fall on campus. 

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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.

#NotAgainSU Movement Re-Emerges, Occupies Crouse-Hinds Hall

Feb 17, 2020
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Update 2/18/2020 7:10 AM:

Students with the group #Not Again SU who refused to leave the University’s Administrative Office building last night to observe the hours of operation have been referred to the Office of Student rights and Responsibilities. 

The late 60s and early 70s were rife with protest on Syracuse University's campus. It was the era of civil rights and the Vietnam War.  Students demonstrated against racism, war and anti-indigenous policies and symbolism on campus and across the country.