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Syracuse University chancellor outlines anti-racism plans

Jan. 13, 2020 7:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has allocated $5.6 million toward addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in response to a series of racist incidents on campus last fall, Chancellor Kent Syverud said Monday as a new semester began. In his annual winter address, Syverud said his...

Case backlog grows in Minnesota’s immigration court

Nov. 30, 2019 3:47 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Pending immigration cases have increased 70 percent since last year in Minnesota’s Bloomington federal immigration court, according to recently released data from Syracuse University. The court handles cases from North Dakota and South Dakota in addition to Minnesota....

Signs posted on windows and doors at Syracuse University display anti-racism expressions, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Syracuse, N.Y. Students describe fear and anxiety as reports of racist graffiti and vandalism add up. For many, next week's Thanksgiving break can't come soon enough after day-after-day reports. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

Nov. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week. The Syracuse University freshman didn’t feel safe, she said, away from home and under siege, it seemed, by day-after-day reports of racism in campus residence and academic halls. “My parents are...

Peter Fitzgerald from the FBI addresses questions about a series of racist messages and hate crimes that have occurred at SU in the last two weeks during a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Public Safety Building in Syracuse, N.Y. On the far left is Syracuse University DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado. Next to him is Major Philip Rougeux, Troop D Commander for the New York State Police. At right is Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner. (Lauren Long/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)

Syracuse U says report of supremacist screed was likely hoax

Nov. 20, 2019 9:20 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Reports that a white supremacist manifesto was sent to some Syracuse University students’ cellphones was likely a hoax, the chancellor said Wednesday while adding that the school fell short in responding to a string of racist incidents. News of the screed — which...

Peter Fitzgerald from the FBI addresses questions about a series of racist messages and hate crimes that have occurred at SU in the last two weeks during a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Public Safety Building in Syracuse, N.Y. On the far left is Syracuse University DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado. Next to him is Major Philip Rougeux, Troop D Commander for the New York State Police. At right is Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner. (Lauren Long/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)

White supremacist manifesto reportedly shared at Syracuse U

Nov. 19, 2019 7:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand was circulated electronically at Syracuse University, campus law enforcement said Tuesday, adding to a string of racist episodes that have shaken the upstate...