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With the year coming to a close, college application deadlines are nearing and Central New York’s high school seniors are starting to apply. The New York State Higher Education Services Program is promoting College Application Week.

Assistant Director for Grants and Scholarship Programs Jennifer Dwire says the focus of the program is helping students who may be the first in their family to go beyond a high school diploma:

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The Syracuse City School District is launching a first of a kind project with a goal of bringing Foster Grandparents to every first and second grade classroom. No other city nationwide has attempted the feat.  

Syracuse University students held a vigil on Friday afternoon to advocate for more mental and sexual health services on campus.  The group, known as THE General Body, said that students are significantly affected by a lack of services and the closing of the Advocacy Center. The demonstration included speakers, singers, poets and testimonies. The students said that the number of medical professionals directly affects their ability to thrive on campus.

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UPDATE:  Students plan protest at Chancellor's residence; 2:00 p.m. rally on campus; 2:45 vigil with speakers, singers, poets and testimonies.

 

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   Syracuse University officials have taken the first step in going completely smoke-free. A letter was sent out earlier today to Syracuse students, faculty, and staff, stating that Syracuse University will become a smoke-free campus beginning July 1, 2015.  Officials say this will allow the campus to provide a healthy environment for students to thrive.  All Syracuse University owned buildings will be going smoke-free including all outdoor venues with the exception of the Carrier Dome, the Sheraton Hotel, Drumlins, and Syracuse Stage.

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The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like I-Pads and other tablets.  Fiscal watchdogs are against it, and the education community has been lukewarm. But with one week left to go before voting day, Governor Cuomo who came up with idea, has finally started to push for it.

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  Students at Delaware Elementary School in Syracuse probably made some healthier choices than some adults today on this National Food Day.  The students have been learning about fresh fruits and vegetables all week. 

Replica Berlin Wall Built in Commemoration at Syracuse University

Oct 21, 2014
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Syracuse University is marking the 25th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall by building another one. However, this replica Berlin Wall is meant to be interactive, as students and faculty from Syracuse University and Fayetteville-Manlius High School discovered yesterday when they gathered outside of the Maxwell School.  They wrote their own messages on the symbolic wall, built by SU’s School of Architecture.

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  It’s been a life of ups and downs, triumph and struggles for Jesse Saperstein.

“That’s the benefit of having a rough life.  You have a ton to write about so I was fortunately able to fill two books.”

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A long-time eyesore on South Salina Street in Syracuse could become a ‘lighthouse’ for the community and its youth.  That’s what former Rescue Mission Leader Clarence Jordan is calling the Vision Center that Mercy Works is planning to build.  Jordan hopes a shining new façade and the youth programs that can be housed inside will boost the neighborhood.

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