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As many as 1,000 Syracuse University and SUNY ESF students and faculty gathered for a rally and march around campus Wednesday out of concern for what might happen under a President Donald Trump.  They wanted to stand in solidarity to preserve dignity and respect for all people.

The call to action was part of a nationwide walkout from college and university classes to speak out about the fears they have.  SU junior Breanna Cooper says many people don’t feel safe.

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An Onondaga County grand jury has concluded that a Syracuse police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of Deric Brown last month when he opened fire on the officer. County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said officer Joseph Mauro III was performing a routine traffic stop on Walnut Avenue near Madison Street.

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A new report released Wednesday by the State Comptroller shows that Central New York’s post-recession economy remains in a state of transition when factoring in unemployment, poverty and large employers moving out.  However, there are bright spots including a workforce of young adults who attended college locally, a technically experienced workforce, and a lower cost of living.  Tom DiNapoli has been focused on auditing economic development programs such as Start-Up New York and others which aims to lure new companies and create new jobs. He says there’s room for improvement.

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The Syracuse Orange (2-4, 0-2 ACC) returns home to the Carrier Dome this weekend to face fellow conference opponent, No. 17 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies (4-1, 2-0 ACC). This Saturday's matchup will be the first time the Hokies will be playing in Syracuse since the 2002 season.

Syracuse Faces Wake Forest In Must-Win Game

Oct 7, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (2-3, 0-1 ACC) look to get their first conference win of the season as they travel to BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1, 1-1 ACC). Since joining the ACC three years ago, Syracuse has won all three matchups against Wake Forest.

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Hundreds of people in the community turned out Friday to raise thousands of dollars to help fight hunger in the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.  People lay down 20 dollars, get a hand-made ceramic bowl and a hot-soup lunch, while supporting the cause.  

Local ceramicists and potters, some of them students and others community artists, donated their time over months to hand craft some 1500 bowls for the event.

Human Rights Film Festival

The films featured in this year’s Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival are aimed at giving the audience a sense of “place.”  The festival begins today with “The Man Who Saw Too Much,” about the career of a photographer in Mexico whose job it was to capture death and violence in Mexico City. Director Trisha Ziff says Enrique Metinides was the eyes of a community.

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The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office released more details from a recent prostitution sting in Salina that led to eight men being arrested including the former Dean of the Whitman School at Syracuse University. The sting was a joint investigation with the State Police. Sheriff Gene Conway was publicly criticized for withholding further details on the investigation. However, he said the delay was necessary because the sting was compromised.

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  Most Central New Yorkers probably know Syracuse University opened its doors to World War II veterans under the GI Bill.  But what was the impact on campus and surrounding areas?  A new exhibit at SU explores how the influx of veterans transformed the area physically, academically, and socially.  University Archivist Meg Mason says a letter from a veteran posed a sincere question.

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  The swift closure of I-T-T Technical Institute in Liverpool has placed many students in a precarious situation.  Some other colleges are looking at the closing as an opportunity for students to apply.  The Dean of University College at Syracuse University, Bea Gonzalez says it’s very possible that some I-T-T class credits will transfer over.

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