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Top Syracuse University Officials updated the community Monday about the incident involving a fraternity’s offensive videos that have resulted in outrage across campus and beyond.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on what’s next after the Theta Tau chapter was expelled from campus. 

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As Central New Yorkers and the Nation honor Earth Day, Renewable Energy experts and advocates looked to the future of power.  Experts – from industry, government and non-profit advocacy groups were in Syracuse to share their views about which technologies might be making our electricity … and helping save the environment. 

Prison Reform Advocates Gather to Protest at the Justice Center

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Several local groups gathered this past Saturday to discuss reforming the justice system in New York State. There was an emphasis on helping women, the elderly, and ending solitary confinement for inmates. Clifford Ryan told his story of how he is hoping to free his relative from solitary.

“He’s been held in solitary confinement for a really, really long time, almost over 8 months, and it serves no purpose but to drive that person insane.”

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Syracuse Men's Lacrosse (7-5, 4-0) was just seconds away from its fifth one-goal win of the season, but a late turnover and two goals gave Navy (9-4, 7-1) the 13-12 road victory.

The nightmare ending for the Orange began with a turnover by Tucker Dordevic with less than thirty seconds left in the contest. Dordevic had scored less than a minute prior to put Syracuse up by a goal. Midshipmen attack Jack Ray scored his fourth goal of the day off Dordevic's turnover to tie the game with less than ten seconds remaining.

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Syracuse University has permanently expelled the Chapter of Theta Tau today after videos filled with hatred, bigotry, racism and insensitive comments targeted at the LGBT community, Jews and people with disabilities surfaced this week.  In a message to the campus Community posted to the website Vimeo, Chancellor Kent Syverud says the Dean of Students, Robert Hradsky delivered a letter to Theta TAU leadership today informing the fraternity of the university’s final decision. 

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Syracuse University Students continue to protest for the third straight day and are calling for the expulsion of the local chapter of Theta Tau and involved students from campus.  Protestors continue to press the university administration to take action, despite outlined plans to deal with the crisis.  Some may find the language in the report offensive.

Syracuse Hosts Navy in Regular Season Finale

Apr 19, 2018
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In the final contest of the 2018 regular season, the No. 9 Syracuse Orange (7-4, 4-0), will look to finish the year on a good note against the No. 16 Navy Midshipmen (8-4, 7-1) in the Carrier Dome at 2pm this Saturday. 

Foster Grandparents at Syracuse Schools Shape the Future and Teach Kids

Apr 19, 2018
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Van Duyn Elementary Students have been getting some extra support with their subjects when seven special visitors show up daily.

The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for youngsters to learn from their elders and to gain social skills. Grandparent Ellen Kace says she looks forward to seeing the kids at school every day.

“Just being with these kids here makes me feel happy, alive,” Kace said. I look forward every morning just to come here to be with these kids. It makes me feel wonderful.”

ProLiteracy VP Remembers Barbara Bush's Efforts to Promote Literacy

Apr 19, 2018
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Senior Vice President Peter Waite of ProLiteracy from Syracuse is recalling the legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush who worked tirelessly to ensure that people could have better lives.  Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92. Waite says that Bush was a stellar promoter of adult and family literacy long before her time in the White House.  They met in 1982.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he offered remedies to fix the nation’s Democratic Party.

Cuomo railed against President Donald Trump and his administration, saying they are “anti-American” and opposed to everything that Dr. King preached about. But he said the Democratic Party got it wrong in 2016.

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