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Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Elementary School Donates 4,532 Band-Aids for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

–Students, faculty, staff and community members collected Band-Aids throughout the month of February and will be donated in person on Thursday, March 11th.– Syracuse, NY. – Students, faculty and staff at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school recently collected over 4,000 Band-Aids to benefit the children and families at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. More »

Syracuse City School District Superintendent Jaime Alicea Regarding ‘In-Person Learning’

On Thursday March 4th 2021 this statement was released by Syracuse City School Superintendent Jaime Alicia, “Today, County Executive McMahon and Dr. Gupta, County Health Commissioner released guidance regarding increased in-person learning for students throughout the County.  This includes reducing the distance students must be apart from six feet to three feet.  This will allow More »

LANDS Survey to Drive Future Plans for Syracuse and DeWitt Neighborhoods Surrounding Le Moyne College

In a unique three-way collaboration, Le Moyne College, the City of Syracuse and the Town of DeWitt have launched a survey to gather feedback on issues related to transportation, housing, infrastructure, municipal services, economic development and overall quality of life from residents living in the neighborhoods around the College’s campus. The survey is part of More »

Community Foundation Offering Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors

February 26, 2021 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. Two scholarships of $2,750 will be awarded and may be renewable annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipients’ continued full-time matriculation in More »

NYSUT statement on federal government’s decision to require state standardized exams

Albany, N.Y. Feb. 23, 2021 — New York State United Teachers today strongly rebuked the federal government’s decision to mandate that states administer standardized tests this school year. “In a year that has been anything but standard, mandating that students take standardized tests just doesn’t make sense,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said. “As the educators More »

Le Moyne Announces Dates for Commencement Ceremonies

Ceremonies are for both the Class of 2021 and 2020 Following widespread consultation with Academic Affairs, Student Development, the Registrar’s Office and others on campus, Le Moyne College has made a decision on the dates for the commencement ceremonies, both for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, whose ceremony was postponed due to More »

Syracuse University Holds Inaugural Racial Equity Academic Symposium Feb. 22-27

Weeklong event raises critical issues regarding racial equity and its impact on Black individuals Feb. 16, 2021—Syracuse University will hold its inaugural Racial Equity Academic Symposium from Feb. 22-27. The symposium will be held virtually and will include a full schedule of events, including student and faculty scholarly research and creative works presentations, performances, events, More »

Syracuse University’s Community Folk Art Center Launches Black Arts Speak Film Series

The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) at Syracuse University celebrates Black lives and voices in a new short film series, Black Arts Speak (BAS). Each episode of the series will feature a different Black artist and share their work, experiences and perspectives. To mark the launch of BAS, the Center opened a new exhibit, “Stories My Grandmother More »

100 Black Men of Syracuse Event #1: Virtual Town Hall Series Continues Next Monday Brain/Mental Health, MedTech Careers

Drs. Sharon Brangman and Sipho Mbuqe will serve as presenters Feb. 22. Register now (see button below) by Saturday, Feb. 20 for another important program in our “4th Mondays” Town Hall series, “Brain & Mental Health,” which will be presented live via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. Our guest presenters, Dr. Sharon Brangman, chair More »