College Students

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The transition from high school seniors to college can be a significant adjustment for any student.  “Finding Your Way,” a conference for students with disabilities was held today at S-R-C Arena at Onondaga Community College with local colleges and service providers to help them attain their career aspirations and employment goals after high school. 

Investigation into Alleged Hate Crime at SUNY Geneseo

Nov 14, 2016

New York State Police and the State Division of Human Rights are jointly investigating an alleged hate crime on the campus of SUNY Geneseo last week when a swastika with the word ‘Trump ’ was found in a residence hall.   SUNY Student Assembly President Marc Cohen says students seem discouraged about this kind of speech being spread on their campus.

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With the year coming to a close, college application deadlines are nearing and Central New York’s high school seniors are starting to apply. The New York State Higher Education Services Program is promoting College Application Week.

Assistant Director for Grants and Scholarship Programs Jennifer Dwire says the focus of the program is helping students who may be the first in their family to go beyond a high school diploma:

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Four weeks of intense teamwork by 50 Central New York college interns on community service projects culminated Friday in a graduation and awards ceremony at SUNY Upstate.  Five groups of ten students in this year’s Synergy program were given a topic of focus, did research, put on an event, and made final presentations.  

Each team and project was judged.  The "purple" team won best team, and was headed by Ryann Crofoot who will be a junior at SUNY Oswego.

  About 50 college students are spending part of their summer trying to make a difference on some real issues and problems facing Syracuse.  Mercy Works runs the Synergy program using the students' energy and ideas to help the city's most needy.  Students hold five events Friday based on needs that came up in the United Way's annual report


  Central New York families and individuals might be making a choice of a college this spring…but the time is now to start seeking help to pay for it.  Governor Cuomo designated January as Financial Aid Awareness Month.

Central New Yorkers are not immune to the estimated 19 million adults that live with depression.  Thursday is National Depression Screening day.