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Spring 2020 Dean’s Message: The work we must and will take up

We are at a historic crossroads. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have focused our nation’s attention, and the world’s attention, on the anti-Black racism and violence that has occurred in our country for hundreds of years. And the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic upheaval have shined a light on glaring...
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Steve Covello

Alum Profile: Steve Covello G’11: Bowler, Maker of things, and Open Education Ambassador

Steve Covello earned an MS in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation in 2011, and has been with Granite State College (USNH) since June 2011 as the Rich Media Specialist and member of the instructional design team for GSC’s fully online degree programs. His background is in video production / post-production, graphic animation, WordPress website development,...
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2020 School of Education End of Year Honors

The School of Education faculty and staff celebrate the accomplishments of all members of our community during this 2019-20 academic year! Below is a listing of some of the most notable honors received by students and faculty during this last year. Student Awards and Honors Faculty/staff Awards and Honors Kelly Chandler-Olcott—Divergent Book Award for Excellence...
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Orange Opportunity Scholarship provides scholarship for recent master’s graduates

During these difficult times, we do not want to forget to stop and enjoy the successes and congratulate the accomplishments of the Syracuse University master’s degree class of 2020. We look forward to gathering to celebrate you in the future and we are dedicated to continue to support your educational and career goals. We understand...
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Justine Hastings

Student Profile: Justine Hastings ’21 and the Blackstone Launchpad

Story by Blackstone LaunchPad Global Media Fellow Krishna Pamidi ’21 Maya Angelous once said, “A hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”  As a beacon of hope and retribution, she was an important figure in spearheading the civil rights movement in twentieth century America. She did that...
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Students work around a table in the blackstone launchpad in bird library

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program offered by Blackstone Launchpad and Taishoff Center

An innovative, interdisciplinary program focused on inclusive entrepreneurship and design is being offered for the 2020-2021 academic year in partnership with the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars (LaunchPad) at Syracuse University Libraries, the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education (InclusiveU), and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) through the generous donation from Gianfranco...
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Four outstanding SOE, InclusiveU students selected as 2020-2021 Remembrance Scholars

Four students from the School of Education and the Taishoff Center’s InclusiveU have been named 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars, one of Syracuse University’s most prestigious honors. Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, competitive process. Honorees include: Andrew Benbenek of Cicero, New York, studying broadcast and digital journalism through InclusiveU; Justine Hastings of...
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Chandler-Olcott, Haddix honored with Divergent Awards for writing and advocacy

Marcelle Haddix and Kelly Chandler-Olcott, faculty in the department of reading and language arts, were both honored with 2021 Divergent Awards by the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research. Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s professor, is a recipient of The Divergent Award for Excellence in Literacy Advocacy. This award recognizes the indelible contributions of educators and scholars...
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Dean Masingila discusses extended remote learning with WSYR

Dean Joanna Masingila spoke to Syracuse’s WSYR NewsChannel 9 on “How students learn virtually now that distance learning is the rule the rest of the academic year.” On Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced all K-12 schools and colleges in the state would continue to provide distance learning through the end of...
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Marcus Peterson

Alumni Profile: Marcus Peterson ’14

Marcus Peterson is a 2014 graduate of the English Education program, and is currently at 6th Grade Reading Teacher at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Read the entire profile on the Haynes’ 15 Years, 15 Stories. “Mr. Peterson’s dedication and commitment to excellence is inspiring. In his role as a teacher leader, he led his...
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