About 20 Syracuse high school students got a taste this week of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur – including all the risks and rewards of owning their own business. It’s the first-ever “Hillside Hatchery” training program under, the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. Thursday, the students got a tour of the Syracuse Technology Garden, where many start-ups bloom and grow.
Isaiah Spann will be a senior at Corcoran High School. He says the program has provided a solid foundation for him: “It’s a good first step for people to learn about entrepreneurship at a young age, so they gave us this opportunity to speak to these entrepreneurs to learn what we can do with business.”
Lisa Berardi is Director of Operations at Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection. She says, “Graduation is our goal. We’re not looking to just graduate students, but we’re looking to build them, and their skills and their abilities to have successful experiences after high school. For some of them, that means college, for some that might mean a trade school, for some of them they’re not looking to continue their education, they’re looking to start working right away.
A project by a private developer that was going to house a new Syracuse University bookstore and Fitness Center has to be put on hold after several financial problems couldn't get resolved. Cameron Group was gong to build the center on University Ave., adjacent to an existing parking garage. The University was then going to lease back most of the space to house its primary bookstore, while the developer would rent space to other retailers.
A Syracuse University Researcher is part of a team trying to get the most out of upcoming changes to carbon emissions from power plants. A new study shows the right regulations could cut pollution that makes people sick, damages crops, and hurts the environment.
Syracuse University’s new Chancellor is ready to make some changes and stake out some positions after completing his first semester on the job. WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Kent Syverud preaches transparency and is letting the public in on issues that affect campus and the local community.
The state’s top lawyer provided some historical context Friday for the tradition that Syracuse University Law School grads are about to enter into. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a commencement address to 212 juris doctor candidates and nine who earned a master of laws.
Hear NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's entire speech to SU's Law School graduates.
This year’s commencement was momentous for the entire law school. Dean Hannah Arterian told the graduates they are the last to complete their education in the buildings on the “cliff” overlooking Irving Avenue.