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Children at Syracuse’s Delaware elementary school got into the holiday spirit Thursday afternoon.

Music director Vanessa Ryder said it was the first time staff members at the school joined children to create the sense of Delaware family through music. As a music teacher, she wants kids to love music and make it into a life skill.

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The focus on this 75th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor was the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister.  But one Syracuse historian is making some comparisons to other U-S events.  S-U Maxwell School History Professor Alan Allport compares President Obama’s visit on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan.

New Restaurant to Benefit OCC Students and the Northside Community

Dec 2, 2016
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Students at Onondaga Community College can learn in a new restaurant that will also pay benefits for Syracuse's Northside community.  Sarah Robin, the first restaurateur in residence, will have Pakistani food on the menu in the teaching restaurant.

“I want to open my own restaurant in the future so this whole program is helping a lot. I know how to cook but I really want to learn some management skills” Robin said. “So I think this hotel and these skills will help me to really make me the person whom I have to be.”

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A traveling photo exhibit at Onondaga Community College aims to show the Vietnam War through the uncensored and intimate lens of military photographers.  We caught up with Vietnam Veteran Marion Ervin, who served as chief executive officer of the Army’s 185th Maintenance Battalion  from 1971 to 1972.  He says he was one of many who served in Vietnam in a non-combat role.      

 

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A study of cyber bullying in Central New York finds nearly one third of teens report being bullied online.  That’s a bit higher than the 26 percent of teens surveyed across Upstate New York.  Siena College Research Institute President Dr. Don Levy says the numbers are probably understated.

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As many as 1,000 Syracuse University and SUNY ESF students and faculty gathered for a rally and march around campus Wednesday out of concern for what might happen under a President Donald Trump.  They wanted to stand in solidarity to preserve dignity and respect for all people.

The call to action was part of a nationwide walkout from college and university classes to speak out about the fears they have.  SU junior Breanna Cooper says many people don’t feel safe.

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Cornell University will have a new president starting next spring.  The board of trustees Monday unanimously selected Martha Pollack as the permanent successor to President Elizabeth Garrett, who died in March of colon cancer after only eight months on the job.  Since then, former President Hunter Rawlings III has been serving on an interim basis.  Pollack has been Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan since 2013.  She'll take the helm at Cornell April 17th.  

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An international conference on character education in Washington included a Central New Yorker spreading his word on how story-telling can work at schools, in business and in our communities.  The idea might not just build character; it could also be a remedy to our current divisive politics.

Some from the education sector and form the corporate world believe building character is important for good students and good employees.

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Seasoned journalists from the front lines of the Syrian conflict told an audience at Syracuse University Thursday that the media has fallen short on how it chooses to cover the humanitarian crisis.  Sherine Tadros spent most of her career as a Middle East correspondent for Al Jazeera English, and now serves as head of the UN office of Amnesty International.  She recalls reporting from Turkey as refugees arrived.

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A new mural will now greet students and visitors as they enter Syracuse’s LeMoyne Elementary School. The mural depicts the five Native American nations coming together to create the Haudenosaunee confederacy.  Andy Mager with neighbors of the Onondaga Nation says the mural will help to educate residents about the history that happened right in their own backyard.

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