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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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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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Igniting Imaginations in Kazakhstan

University Professor Stephen Kuusisto has traveled all over the globe, creating opportunities for children with disabilities to demonstrate their talents through inclusive arts workshops. Stephen Kuusisto likes to call himself a “blind poet with some razzle dazzle.” And he relishes sparking others’ imaginations to unleash their own creative flair. In May, as part of a...
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Syracuse ITC’s Summer Bridge Program connects to Syracuse University

Fifteen rising ninth graders are on the Syracuse University campus this week as part of a developing program to engage encourage students from the Institute of Technology at Central Tech high school (ITC) to seek pathways to college and careers in bio-tech fields. They will be learning about reading maps, calculating distances, and collecting data,...
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School of Education Welcomes Two inaugural Holmes Scholars

The School of Education has welcomed two new doctoral students from the prestigious AACTE Holmes Scholars program. Tiffany Hamm and Phillandra Smith will pursue their doctoral studies at Syracuse for the next three years while participating in mentorship, leadership, research and policy activities on a national scale through AACTE (the American Association of Colleges for...
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Cleo Hamilton Exemplifies Student Leadership and Commitment

If you ask his friends what makes Cleo Hamilton an outstanding example of Orange spirit, his dedication and determination are two characteristics that stand out. Hamilton is entering his senior year at Syracuse University this fall with one of the highest honors a student can receive, being named a Remembrance Scholar, defying odds along the...
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“Scholars Can No Longer Say The Research Doesn’t Exist”

Stephanie J. Waterman ’83, G’04 is an associate professor in the department of Leadership, Higher, & Adult Education at the University of Toronto whose research exploring Native American/ Indigenous college student experiences has garnered national attention. She recently received the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award from NAPSA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Waterman...
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