BDJ 464.03 Articles

Community , Environment , Feature , International , Non-profit

Student Veteran Explains Inspiration Behind Starting International Non-Profit

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By Abby Budiman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University student Brian Kam is the founder of Thrive Projects, a non-profit organization that aims to bring simple solutions to big energy problems in Nepal. Kam claimed that, “Sometimes the greatest good comes from the simplest solutions, and at Thrive Projects we found one of those.” […]

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Business , Central New York

The New Abundance of Off-Campus Student Housing Worries Many

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By Andrew Morris SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — With thousands of students enrolled at the wide variety of schools in the Syracuse area, national housing development firms have begun to target the market after already constructing luxurious vacation-style student apartment buildings in larger college areas. Four student apartment complexes have been built by these private developers […]

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Central New York

Onondaga County Voters and Officials Address ‘Rigged’ Election Concerns

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By Raymond Marek SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) – With just five days left until election day, Onondaga County residents have already begun to cast their absentee ballots. This comes as Donald Trump continues to spread his message that this years elections will be rigged. He has gone as far as advising supporters to monitor voters at voting stations. While most […]

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Central New York , Community

1000 Students and Faculty Demand a ‘Sanctuary Campus’

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By Raymond Marek SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — “WE REJECT THE PRESIDENT-ELECT” chanted a crowd of more than 1,000 students, faculty and community members Wednesday as they stormed through Syracuse University. The march was intended to show support for those who now feel vulnerable following the recent election of Donald Trump, said Alexis Rinck, a coordinator of the protest. “Today we are […]

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Politics

Students and Staff Protest at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF Over the Rise in Hate Related Incidents

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By Steven Krainin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Around a thousand students and staff at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF protested Wednesday to speak out against the rise in hate related incidents. Many of those protesters believe that President-Elect Donald Trump has fanned the flames this election cycle. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there […]

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Business , Central New York , tourism

Big Campus Events Cause Surge in the Syracuse Economy

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Originally Reported Wed., Oct. 19 , 2016 By Jordan Jennings Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — When local colleges and universities host events the Syracuse economy thrives. According to Visit Syracuse communications director Nikita Jankowski events like graduation, “Family Weekend” and sporting events boost the central New York tourism industry. “One of the things that we rely […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Transportation

NY DOT Asks Syracuse Community For Input On I-81’s Replacement Options

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Tuesday night marked the first of six neighborhood meetings scheduled to discuss the remaining options for reconstructing I-81. Gene Cilento, the Public Information Officer for the DOT’s Syracuse office, said the number of alternatives was reduced from 16 to two “through a lot of community input and engineering […]

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Central New York , Education , Government , Politics

How A Student Organization At Syracuse University Is Trying To Get Fellow Students To The Polls

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By Steven Krainin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — As students at Syracuse University walk from class to class, voting may not be the first thing on their minds. According to the Center for Information and Research On Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, 32 percent of voters aged 18-29 turned out for the 2012 […]

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