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Governor Cuomo Announces SUNY and CUNY Boards to Require Vaccinations for All Students Attending In-Person Classes This Fall

Governor Encourages All Private Colleges to Require Vaccinations  112,150 Doses Administered in the Last 24 Hours  Nearly 1.1 Million Doses Administered Over Past Seven Days  Vaccine Dashboard Updated Daily on the State’s Vaccine Program Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on May 10th announced the SUNY and CUNY boards will require proof of vaccination for all students attending in-person classes this More »

Onondaga Community College Will Host Three Socially Distanced Commencement Ceremonies Saturday

Graduates of Henninger High School, Liverpool High School, and Native of Brooklyn Selected to be Student Speakers Onondaga Community College will celebrate its 58th commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. in the SRC Arena. Over 400 students total will participate in the three ceremonies. These students completed More »

Mayor Walsh Welcomes Children’s Book Author Anne Sibley O’brien to Syracuse Citywide Book Club Reading

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today welcomed children’s book author Anne Sibley O’Brien, the author of “I’m New Here,” as a guest of the 2021 Citywide Book Club. In the pre-recorded segment, Mayor Walsh introduces the author ahead of the reading with community reader Brent Sears of 41 Prospects. The segment will stream More »

Syracuse City School District Principal Named ‘Elementary Principal of the Year’

Albany, NY – Eva Williams, principal of Van Duyn Elementary School (VDES) in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), has been selected as the 2021 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). This award is given annually to a member of SAANYS who is More »

NYPD Lieutenant, Syracuse Police Chief Buckner, and Assemblywoman Hunter Headline Onondaga Community College Symposium on Race and Policing

On Friday April 30, 1pm-4pm – A semester-long discussion titled “Race and Policing in America” will culminate Friday April 30 with a symposium, “Change Is Going To Come.” The event will begin at 1 p.m. and is open virtually to the public. Scheduled to participate in the symposium are: Kishon Hickman, NYPD Lieutenant Kenton Buckner, More »

NYSUT statement on the passing of Syracuse Teachers Association President Bill Scott

Albany, N.Y. April 25, 2021 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement today on the passing of Syracuse Teachers Association President Bill Scott: “The entire NYSUT family mourns the passing of STA President Bill Scott. A passionate advocate for Syracuse students and education professionals, Bill always brought a positive More »

Policed Bodies: A Community Conversation on Race, Disability, and Justice Friday, April 16, 1:00 pm – Saturday, April 17, 1:00 pm

A two-day conversation on issues of race, disability, and justice in the policing of bodies in communities and schools. Bringing together national experts, community activists, and local stakeholders, this event centers transformational, citizen-led reform of policing and public safety through critical dialogue and practice. Presented by The Lender Center for Social Justice, The Center on Disability and More »

Lemoyne College Provides Important Updates on Commencement Ceremonies for Classes of 2020 and 2021

New ​state ​guidelines will allow two guests per graduating student I am thrilled to share additional information about plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 with in-person commencement ceremonies on the Le Moyne College campus and virtual events. After a year that called upon us all to be resilient, innovative and compassionate, we More »