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6:17 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Syracuse University Announces 12th Chancellor

Syracuse University’s 12th Chancellor and President, Kent Syverud.
Credit Micaela Mueller / WAER

On Thursday morning, the Syracuse University Board of Trustees announced that the search for Syracuse University's 12th Chancellor and President had come to a close. Kent Syverud is currently Dean of the School of Law at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

In a Q & A session with reporters, Syverud thanked members of the community and spoke about how excited he was to be returning to the Syracuse area for his new role.

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Character Education
3:07 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

A Cleveland, NY Elementary School Finds Building Character Boosts Performance

Cleveland Elem Students get a healthy dose of character education as school starts.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Public Schools started this week…and one Central New York school is trying to pack in much more than the Core Curriculum.  Cleveland Elementary in Oswego County has a commitment to “Character Education.”

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10:43 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Buddhist Monk to Discuss World Hunger at SU

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One of the United States' most renown Buddhist Monks, Bhikkhu Bodhi, is making a rare appearance at Syracuse University on September 16, 2013 in Hendricks Chapel. His visit kicks off a local hunger initiative.
The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the United States' most renowned Buddhist monks, is making a rare appearance at Syracuse University. He will present the Syracuse Symposium event "Engaged Buddhism: Listening and Responding to World Hunger" on Monday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, and will lead an SU Humanities Center-Mini Seminar on Tuesday, Sept.
Building & Trade Education
5:00 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Syracuse Schools Revive Welding Program, Instructor Sees Field Growing

Nate Bowman has taken over teaching duties at the SCSD Welding Program.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The start of school could also be the start of a career for Syracuse students who take part in a trade program.  Sparks are flying in the shop as the Syracuse Central School District is reviving welding instruction.


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High School Achievers
2:45 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Intensive Program Helps Corcoran High Schoolers Buck Low-Graduation Trend

Syracuse's Corcoran High School is the only school in the region offering the intensive International Baccalaureate Program.
Credit SCSD

Many can tell you about poor graduation rates and behavioral problems at Syracuse high schools.  Here's a  look at what might be the most rigorous academic program in the Syracuse area.

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