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LeMoyne College Updates Spring Semester Opening Plans

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Le Moyne College has made decisions regarding the health and safety of our community and the continuity of academic and co-curricular programming by combining scientific knowledge with our Jesuit tradition of cura personalis. Like many of you, we are monitoring public health conditions in the midst of the Omicron surge More »

Governor Hochul Announces Ten SUNY Campus Testing Sites to Open Across New York on January 7

Additional Testing Sites to Open the Week of January 10 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 10 SUNY campus-based COVID-19 test sites will open beginning January 6. Additionally, the Governor announced the second round of sites slated to open the week of January 10. “As we continue to combat the winter surge it is essential that we provide more More »

Statement From Senator John W. Mannion, Chair of the Senate Disabilities Committee, on S6516A – Funding Parity for Special Education Programs

Syracuse – Senator John W. Mannion (D-Geddes) today released the following statement: “I share the disappointment of so many administrators, teachers, parents, and advocates who fought for children with disabilities and supported my funding parity legislation for special education programs. “I believe that this setback will be temporary and I am optimistic as we move More »

NYSUT Statement on Cancelation of January Regents Exams

Albany, N.Y. Dec. 21, 2021 — New York State United Teachers issued the following statement today regarding the cancelation of the January Regents exams: “Given the unevenness of this school year with the pandemic still ongoing and the acute social-emotional needs of our students, canceling the January Regents exams is the right choice. We thank Commissioner Rosa, Chancellor Young and the Board of Regents for recognizing More »

New York State Office for the Aging and Division of Veterans’ Services Partner with GetSetUp to Offer Online Courses for Veterans in January

New series adds to growing schedule of courses under unique state partnership with tech company providing 50,000 online classes for older adults in New York State The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and New York State Division of Veterans’ Services have partnered with GetSetUp — a peer-to-peer online learning community for older More »

Le Moyne College’s Board of Trustees Extends President Linda LeMura’s Term by Four Years to 2026

Le Moyne’s Board of Trustees recently approved a four-year extension for President Linda LeMura, extending her contract through June 30, 2026. “I am very pleased that Dr. LeMura will lead Le Moyne College for many more years and will likely become the longest-serving president in the College’s history,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees More »

Peppino’s Invitational Jump Starts Boys Basketball in Central New York

All games to be played at Onondaga Community College this Friday and Saturday The 17th annual Peppino’s Invitational tips off Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at Onondaga Community College. The owner of Peppino’s Restaurant & Catering Company, John Vigliotti is a long-time supporter of local high school athletics. For over forty years Peppino’s More »

NYSUT Report: Amid Unprecedented Challenges, NY Must Envision New Future for Public Education

Albany, N.Y. Dec. 1, 2021 — At a time of unprecedented challenges facing public education, New York State United Teachers today released a new report outlining nearly 20 federal, state and local policy recommendations from educators that they say would best support public schools as the institutions that can ensure a bright future for every More »

Le Moyne College, City of Syracuse and Town of DeWitt Request Public Input for Area Neighborhood Development Strategy

Le Moyne College, the City of Syracuse and the Town of DeWitt are asking for public feedback to expand and develop the Salt Springs neighborhood and surrounding area as part of a new strategic plan. That plan is called the Le Moyne Area Neighborhood Development Strategy (LANDS) draft plan and it is set to guide the development More »

This Week’s TMR: New York State Mentoring Program

Syracuse, N.Y. – Stephanie Parks, the Central New York regional coordinator for the New York State Mentoring Program, will discuss the positive impact of the program on local youth during a Zoom public forum from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday hosted by Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable. The New York State Mentoring Program was created More »