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Resident Advisors Address the Theta Tau Controversy

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By Chris Lucey SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Last week, Resident Advisor Russell Fearon was called into a meeting by his Resident Director. Meetings usually pertain to the building and matters of residential life, but this one was different. Earlier that day, video of an offensive hazing ritual by the engineering fraternity Theta Tau was […]

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Student Movement Rises in Wake of Theta Tau Expulsion from Syracuse University

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Click “Play” to hear more about the student protests against the Theta Tau fraternity. Audio Transcript: Hilepo_ThetaTau_Script By James Hilepo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Just before noon on April 18, Chancellor Kent Syverud sent an email to the entire student body at Syracuse University, announcing that the school was suspending the professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, […]

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‘Love, Simon’ Raises Questions About How LGBTQ Characters Are Represented in Media

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Click the play button above to hear about LGBTQ media representation in movies and TV shows. Audio transcript: Rizzo_LGBTQ Media Representation By Sara Rizzo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer representation in movies and TV shows have been increasing over the past few years, but some members of that community are concerned […]

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An Epidemic on College Campuses?

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Click the play button above to learn what epidemic is plaguing college campuses nationwide.  Audio Transcript: Khelil_Obesity Audio Transcript By Anthony Khelil Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)–Obesity is an epidemic that affects many across the United States; however, when it comes to obesity, college students are typically overlooked. The obesity rate among American college students grew from […]

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Alcohol, Health, Syracuse University

SU Professor: New Alcohol Consumption Study Holds Value

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Video Transcript: My Story Script By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — A recently published study found that consuming more than the recommended amount of alcohol can potentially take years off of your life and could cause severe health complications. The recommended amounts of alcohol are based on the United Kingdom’s recommended upper levels of […]

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Syracuse University’s Theta Tau Suspended After ‘Extremely Racist’ Video Surfaces

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Svyerud announced the suspension of Theta Tau fraternity Wednesday morning following videos of members partaking in “words and behaviors that are extremely racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities,” according to an email from Svyerud to the campus community. The Daily Orange, […]

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