SU "Aggressively" Addressing Mumps Outbreak Through Education, Isolation

Oct 11, 2017
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Onondaga County and Syracuse University health officials say they’re continuing to monitor the student population for mumps now that there are 13 confirmed cases of the virus.  There are five more “probable” cases and at least 10 others with possible symptoms.  Senior Vice President for enrollment and student experience at Syracuse University Dolan Evanovich has been reaching out to students and parents. 

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Syracuse residents rallied today to change the Interstate-81 overpass to a road system known as a “community grid”. They say that the I-81 overpass fragments and segregates the city. Robert Doucette is a member of “ReThink 81”, an organization pushing for the community grid. He says grid proponents are eager to see the results of a city-sponsored study on the overpass.

This Saturday at Noon WAER will debut a new weekly show from NPR, It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders.  Sanders joined NPR in 2009 as a Kroc Fellow, and since then has worn many hats within the organization, including field producer and breaking news reporter. He's spent time at three Member stations as well: WUNC in North Carolina, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and WBUR in Boston, as an intern for On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

In anticipation of his show coming to WAER, Kevin Kloss had a chance to chat with Sam and talk about what he hopes to accomplish.

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The four democrats in the Onondaga County Legislature and the others challenging republican incumbents have a plan they say will make lawmakers more responsive and accountable to residents.  They unveiled their “Plan of the People, for the People” Monday, which includes proposals ranging from term limits to enacting a living wage for county employees and contractors.  Democratic Floor Leader Linda Ervin acknowledges that their first challenge starts with voters knowing who they are.

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It might be Columbus Day on the calendar, but students and staff at Syracuse University spent Monday celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  The events were led by Regina Jones, Assistant Director in SU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.  Jones is a Native American who has lived in the area her entire life, and says she wants to spread awareness of the University’s day of celebration, which it adopted last year.

Syracuse University Football averages a robust 32 points per game. That ranks 32nd in all of Division One College Football.  While Quarterback Eric Dungy  receives a healthy share of the credit, it would be foolish to pretend that he has done it all alone.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Jack Patel spotlights the two senior Wide Receivers who make the offense go.

New Yorkers with student loans might work in jobs that can knock off part of the debt. But bad advice about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is leaving people left out and facing heftier payments than they planned.

The Syracuse Orange (3-3, 1-1), coming off of two close losses on the road to LSU and NC State, picked up its third win of the season at home against the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4, 0-2) 27-24. Syracuse was led by quarterback Eric Dungey who threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, one on the ground and two through the air.

'Cuse got the scoring started early in the first quarter with a chip-shot 26-yard field goal off the foot of kicker Cole Murphy.

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The City of Syracuse joined more than 60 countries today in recognizing World Cerebral Palsy Day during a ceremony on the steps of city hall.  CP advocate Cora True-Frost’s eight year-old son is one of the 17-million people worldwide living with the condition that affects body movement, muscle coordination, and communication.  True-Frost says World Cerebral Palsy Day gives people with CP the opportunity to be seen and heard. 

Syracuse Football Hosts Pittsburgh in ACC Home Opener

Oct 6, 2017

Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) returns to the Carrier Dome to take on rival Pittsburgh (2-3, 0-1) on Saturday. Junior quarterback Eric Dungey leads the high-flying pass offense for the Orange, ranked second in the ACC, against an opportunistic Panther defense that leads the conference in takeaways.

Dungey accounted for 429 yards of total offense against North Carolina State last week, adding three touchdowns. His efforts were not enough to avoid a 33-25 loss to the Wolfpack on the road though as the defense struggled to contain the ground game.