Education

HIGHER EDUCATION
5:46 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Syracuse University Students Play Key Role in New Chancellor's Inauguration Festivities

SU students Adrianna Kam (left) and Allie Curtis (right) are entering a project at the Chancellor's inauguration that aims to improve self-esteem and promote leadership opportunities for teenage girls.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Massive tents on the quad, painters in the main entrance of Hendrick’s Chapel and a walk-through balloon bouquet were all indications Thursday that something of significance will be happening soon at Syracuse University. A full day of events will coincide Friday with the inauguration of a new chancellor.  As part of the celebrations, Kent Syverud wanted to involve students by encouraging them to submit ideas for projects they would like to launch to improve the campus and local community.  Allie Curtis is one of the contestants.

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HIGHER EDUCATION
3:16 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

LeMoyne College in Syracuse Makes History with Appointment of First Female Lay President

Dr. Linda LeMura was selected by LeMoyne's Board of Trustees as the college's 14th President.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

LeMoyne College in Syracuse made history Thursday with the selection of its 14th President.  Current Provost, Doctor Linda LeMura will become the first ever lay woman President at a Jesuit College on July 1, 2014.  LeMura expressed her gratitude Friday,  and became emotional sharing her family’s search for the American Dream which she says inspired her. 


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Early Childhood Education
2:54 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Police, Business Leaders Join Community Group to Demand Universal Pre-K Funding for Syracuse

Police Chief Frank Fowler joined the call for increased Pre-K funding as part of the state budget
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

A community group is rallying diverse support for the expansion of Pre-K in Syracuse, with supporters saying it could improve the economy and diminish crime.  

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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAM PREP
6:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New "Buddy Up" Program to Tutor High School Diploma Hopefuls

Literacy CNY Executive Director Marsha Tait, AT&T Regional External Affairs Manager Kevin Hanna, and ProLiteracy President and CEO Kevin Morgan.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

ProLiteracy and LiteracyCNY are teaming up to create a mentoring program for adults wishing to take the high school equivalency exam. Their new program, called “Buddy Up,” seeks to create a corps of highly-trained volunteers to support 225 low-income, underserved youth and young adults studying for the exam.

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HIGHER EDUCATION
12:34 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Cornell University President to Head Smithsonian Institution

Cornell University President David Skorton
Credit Cornell University

The leader of one of the nation's most prestigious universities will depart next year to head the world's largest museum and research complex.  David Skorton will be relocating to Washington D.C. in July 2015 to lead the Smithsonian Institution.  His appointment was approved by a vote of the Smithsonian Board of Regents on March 9.   In a news release, Chair of Cornell's Board of Trustees Robert Harrison has nothing but praise for Skorton:

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