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Deep Roots in Disability at Syracuse University

Since the 1940s, Syracuse University has been a leader in research, training, and advocacy efforts in disability Rights and Disability Studies. “If we have learned one thing from the civil rights movement, it’s that when others speak for you, you lose.” — Ed Roberts View this timeline as a PDF, as published in the Fall...
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Joan Burstyn: A Lifetime of Poetry and Purpose

Joan Burstyn surprised herself when she was asked to reflect on how she has spent her life since retiring from the School of Education in 2005. “I was quite amazed at all the things that I have been involved with when I came to think about it all,” she said. Burstyn was School of Education...
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Department of Higher Education: A Legacy of Representation

As one of the oldest student affairs programs in the country, the department of higher education has continued to evolve to meet the needs of a changing student population and higher education environment. “There’s this deep legacy of representing those who have historically not been valued or recognized. For decades, we have prepared educators who...
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Beth Harry G’89 turned loss into opportunity by devoting her life to special education

Special education scholar Beth Harry G’89 responded to the birth of her daughter, Melanie—who had cerebral palsy—by starting a school for children with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago in 1976. When Melanie died unexpectedly in 1981, her mother continued in the school until 1986, when she came to Syracuse to pursue a Ph.D. in special...
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Encouraging Youth Writing through Community

The South African humanist philosophy of Ubuntu, loosely translated, means “I am because we are.” Ubuntu, as a framework, has been central to Bryan Ripley Crandall G’12 and his work at the Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) at Fairfield University. “A human being is a human being because of other human beings” Crandall says. “I am,...
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Leading the way: Higher Education alumni in institutional leadership roles

Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe G’02 President and Chief Executive Officer, Iliff School of Theology Before his role at Iliff, Wolfe was senior vice president and dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University. Previous to his appointment to lead the Division of Student Affairs, he served as the fifth dean of Hendricks...
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School of Education Partners with IVMF and University College to Offer Online Degree to U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Fellows

As thousands of students began classes at Syracuse University this week, 10 sergeants majors stationed at the academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, also joined the Orange Family. They are part of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Fellowship Program, and through a partnership with Syracuse University, the fellows will complete master’s degrees in instructional design,...
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We’re ELLC! Four students share their Learning Community experience

The Education Living Learning Community gives first-year education students the tools they need to successfully navigate their transition into college, and leads to lasting connections. As the saying goes, “You can pick your friends, but not your family.” And since in most cases the friends we make in college become family, it serves us well...
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Tyrone Shaw: Forever a Fellow

How the Spector/Warren Fellowship and other Syracuse learning experiences forged a path for a passionate educator. Tyrone Shaw always planned to be an educator. He was raised and inspired by his great aunt, who spent 50 years as a teacher and principal in Mount Vernon, NY, just north of the Bronx. He chose the School...
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Spector/Warren Fellows Continue Their Journey After Syracuse

When Rhiannon Berry G’09 teaches the Holocaust to her English classes at Liverpool High School (NY), she won’t say, “6.1 million Jews were murdered.” After her recent visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims, she will say, “One Jew was murdered 6.1 million times.” Berry, who studied at Holocaust Museum Houston as a...
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