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.
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.
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.
Listen to Dr. Linda LeMura speak about her family's journey from Sicily.
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.
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: