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Excitement Abounds As Syracuse University is Nationally Classified as a Top Tier Research Center

Syracuse University will join the ranks of Harvard, Duke and Yale as a national recognized R1 research university. The Carnegie classification systems grades each institution every 5 years and Syracuse University was one of 15 universities to move from a R2 to a R1 classification. Syracuse University's Interim Dean of the Graduate school and Vice President of Research Peter Vanable says the new classification as a top tier research university should bring top talent and more research...
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The streaking Syracuse Orange (16-8 overall, 6-5 ACC) play another critical ACC matchup against the Florida State Seminoles (16-7, 6-5) Thursday at the Carrier Dome. The Orange will be looking for its fourth straight conference win after starting the season 0-4 in the ACC.

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  The City of Syracuse continues the emergency demolition of 331 S. Salina St. after the building partially collapsed on Feb. 4.  South Salina St. between Fayette St. and Jefferson St. remains closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. 

The narrow, five-story structure has been vacant for many years. Its ownership has been in dispute for at least two years. The owner of the building says he will reimburse the city for the $235,000 cost of demolishing the structure. Syracuse.com reports this is one of four buildings owned by a Brooklyn real estate investor. 

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  Syracuse University will join the ranks of Harvard, Duke and Yale as a national recognized R1 research university. The Carnegie classification  systems grades each institution every 5 years and Syracuse University was one of 15 universities to move from a R2 to a R1 classification.   Syracuse University's  Interim Dean of the Graduate school and Vice President of Research Peter Vanable says the new classification as a top tier research university should bring top talent and more research opportunities.

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The U.S. Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature came to Albany Monday to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors. But Preet Bharara was not invited to the State Capitol itself, and he did not meet directly with any lawmakers, even though Bharara and Governor Cuomo attended the same event, the swearing in of the state’ new chief judge.

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Bi-partisan legislation in the house and senate aims to continue and strengthen the long tradition of manufacturing in central New York after a generation of decline. It would push the region to the front of the line to receive federal economic development funding.

The grant program actually already exists.  It was created by president Obama and designated certain cities as national manufacturing hubs.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says Rochester is one of them, now she says it’s Syracuse’s turn. 

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A new exhibit at the ArtRage gallery in Syracuse features an Auburn man’s unique collection of ordinary household artifacts that forces people to confront racist stereotypes and distortions of African Americans.  William Berry, Jr. started collecting the racist memorabilia more than 40 years ago.  With help from traveling friends, his collection includes artifacts from all over the world.   Berry says the theme is the same...African Americans were seen and portrayed in a negative light.  

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  Women decked out in red filled a special events room in The Nottingham in Jamesville Friday. The common theme wasn’t a coincidence; they were celebrating National Red Day. For these women, and for many others around the country, red is a statement, a reminder of the importance of keeping their hearts strong and healthy.

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  Consensus, the Commission on Local Government Modernization, will be holding four more public meetings  starting Monday Feb. 8 to Thursday Feb. 11 in Salina, Camillus, and Syracuse. 

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Several members of various law enforcement  agencies gathered Thursday to announce the latest results of the multi-agency Syracuse Truce program.  Police Chief Frank Fowler set the tone:

"When I talk about the crime stats, I'm not going to talk about it from a perspective of joy because, in order for us to reach this point, and the reason why we're here, is because two young men lost their lives in the process."

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The City of Syracuse is working on legislation that would prohibit the booting of unauthorized vehicles on private property.  Syracuse Police First Deputy Chief Joe Cecile says the problem seems to have reached a boiling point in the past couple months.

"We became aware of it because we were called to situations where booting has occurred by private citizens.  We were called there because there were verbal altercations."

…and a fear that it could escalate.

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