LEED Gold Certification
4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

OCC Receives Award For Their Two Newest Green Buildings

One of the two of Ononadaga Community College's newest green buildings - The Acadademic II Building
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Onondaga Community College’s newest buildings are receiving high marks for their environmental features. The Academic II building and the SRC Arena and Events Center received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council Tuesday morning. Being certified by the U.S. Green Building Council means that the building design and construction met specific green building criteria.

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3:54 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Manufacturing Month Works to Generate Student Interest in New STEM Careers

Students gather for a robotics demonstration at Bristol-Myers Squibb for Manufacturing Day.
Credit Keegan Tatum

  Manufacturing in the Central New York area has seen its decline, but showing young people about the field could drum up interest in areas that could be more promising.  Today, 300 students and 100 business leaders kicked off manufacturing month at Bristol-Myers Squibb. 

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Banned Books Week
12:36 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Banned Books Events Shine Light on Censorship for Cultural Reasons

Books from an African American perspective have faced banning over cultural depictions the some felt weren't "American" enough.

Books in America have been censored for a variety of reasons: sexual content, violence, offensive content… and even depicting life that doesn’t seem quite “American”. Banned Books week took a look at some of the examples and the issues they raise.

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5:27 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Cornell University Selects First Woman President

Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell University's 13th President
Credit Cornell University

Cornell University's 13th president will be a woman, the first ever to lead the institution.  The Cornell University Board of Trustees Tuesday unanimously selected Elizabeth Garrett to take the helm next summer.  In a release from the university, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and of the Presidential Search Committee Jan Rock Zubrow , says "Our six-month search for Cornell's next president has reached an exciting and historic conclusion.

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SUNY Water Research and Education Center
5:18 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

SUNY Universities to Expand Educational Programs at Syracuse's Inner Harbor

Plans for the SUNY Water Research and Education Center
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The old boathouse at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor is the place where two local SUNY Universities learned they would be getting $20 million to expand educational programs on Onondaga Lake.  Governor Cuomo made the announcement and explains it will support college programs focused on job training. “Identify the job and the dream for that job. That’s what OCC does which is exactly right. ESF, water research and quality, it’s going to work for the lake, but it also has commercial applications.

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