Earlier this year, at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, Alpha North Esports and Entertainment hosted the “Battle of the Colleges” esports tournament. Syracuse University’s Rocket League team competed in the tournament and had reached the third-place match….
SU in the News: Monday, April 18
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The New York Times “Education Life” reported on Syracuse University’s expanding efforts to create a more seamless transition of students from community college to SU, including offering “predictive financial aid” packages. Donald Saleh, vice president for enrollment management, is quoted.
Philanthropy News Digest reported on Walmart and Sam’s Club’s new Military Families Promise initiative, through which the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management, has received a $1 million grant to the EBV Foundation.
CNY Central (view clip) and the Post-Standard reported on the “Debt, Deficits and the Economy” weekend conference at the Maxwell School organized by Policy Students For Fiscal Sustainability in Maxwell.
The role of the People’s Geography Project at SU in the launch of Syracuse Grows was noted in a Post-Standard article about the organization and community gardens affiliated with it.
David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, appeared on a CBS Sunday Morning (view clip) segment on taxes; is cited in the Sunday Washington Post tax commentary by E.J. Dionne Jr.; and appeared Saturday on MSNBC discussing tax myths.
Len Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, is quoted in an Associated Press article on tax rates and tax breaks and authored a Post-Standard op-ed on simplifying the federal tax code.
SU alumnus Rami Khouri ’70, G’98, Director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, is quoted in a Washington Post article about Syrian protests.
Eric Kingson, professor of social work in the College of Human Ecology’s School of Social Work, co-authored an Albany Times Union commentary on Social Security and the federal deficit.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on movie remakes of classic fairy tales and in a Cleveland Plain Dealer story on cable TV show heroes and antiheroes. Thompson was also interviewed for a WJBC (Illinois) report on television personalities changing their roles; quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about filming Batman in that city; and quoted in McClatchy News on American interest in the upcoming British royal family wedding.
Michael Cahill, director of SU’s Center for Career Services, is quoted in a YNN report on summer internships.
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