Colleen Ferguson, The Daily Orange

Colleen Ferguson

The Daily Orange

Syracuse, NY, United States

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Past articles by Colleen:

Kevin Richardson talks criminal justice reform, life after incarceration

Richardson, a member of the Central Park Five, said he dreamed of attending Syracuse University and playing the trumpet in the marching band before his wrongful incarceration 30 years ago. → Read More

Faculty of color want tenacity in diversity, inclusion programming

At the start of the fall 2018 semester, Syracuse University held a welcome reception for faculty of color on campus “as a way to show… → Read More

Meet Rachel May, Syracuse’s next state senator

SU’s former sustainability coordinator, a newcomer to public office, aims to use her academic background to work across constituencies and break down election barriers for the next generation of political candidates. → Read More

Students, facilitators say SU’s new 1st-year forum failed to address issues of diversity, inclusion

SEM 100 only scratched the surface of important topics related to race and identity, students and faculty involved in the course said. → Read More

Democrats win New York state Legislature elections in Onondaga County

Rachel May defeated Republican Janet Burman in the election for the State Senate’s 53rd District seat on Tuesday. Incumbent Bill Magnarelli also held onto his state assembly seat over Republican challenger Edward Ott. → Read More

Pan Am Flight 103 lawyer explains suing Libya at lecture

The team reached a $2.7 billion settlement against the Libyan government on behalf of the victims’ families. → Read More

SU Jewish community mourns Pittsburgh mass shooting

The Chabad House at SU and the Winnick Hillel Center organized a vigil Sunday evening in response to Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. → Read More

Local coffee shops practice sustainability without ditching plastic straws

Owners and operators at Cafe Kubal, Recess Coffee and Salt City Coffee are looking to composting and recycling to reduce their carbon footprint. → Read More

After shootings, Cuomo to send state police to Syracuse

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that he is sending 10 state trooper patrols and financial assistance to the city. → Read More

Syracuse police to enforce parking rules during SU football games

During SU home games, city police officers assigned to traffic management will more strictly enforce parking regulations, according to the mayor’s office. → Read More

Experts, students weigh in on the effects of Juuling

The e-cigarette has become popular on college campuses, including SU. Some community members said that raises red flags based on the lack of knowledge about Juul’s health impact. → Read More

SU updates sexual harassment policy to comply with state standards

Syracuse University will start mandatory yearly sexual harassment training for all employees to fulfill new state guidelines. → Read More

'A perpetual audition': Meet some of New York City's underground performers

Through the MTA's Music Under New York program, these musicians have showcased their talents to commuters for decades. → Read More

ABC News anchor reflects on mental health, on-air panic attack during speech

The ABC News anchor and best-selling self-help author was the keynote speaker at SU’s first-ever Be Well Expo, the first in a weeklong event dedicated to health and wellness. → Read More

Retired U.S. ambassador shares diplomacy, communication advice at SU

About 30 people attended a talk by Harriet Elam-Thomas on Wednesday, where she discussed civility, sensitivity and respect in effective communication. → Read More

SU researchers found that cannabis won’t reduce the intensity of your pain

A team of two doctoral candidates and two professors was able to clarify the already-existing results in cannabis research by reviewing data from hundreds of healthy adults. → Read More

Euclid Shuttle continues to service SU students through Invest Syracuse initiative

The shuttle, which receives funding as part of the Invest Syracuse initiative, will continue to service students on weekends during the academic year. → Read More

Chris Johnson named associate provost for academic affairs

Johnson has been at Syracuse since 1989 and was appointed based on his ability to advance the university’s mission as outlined in the Academic Strategic Plan. → Read More

SU buys Crouse Hospital building for $3.2 million

Syracuse University recently bought a building from Crouse Hospital for more than $3 million, according to Onondaga County real estate records. The hospital sold SU… → Read More

GSO leaders aim to increase engagement, advocate for international students

GSO President Jack Wilson and Vice President of Internal Affairs Nick Mason said they’re aiming to help graduate students affected by the Trump administration’s recent restrictions on Chinese student visas, among other things. → Read More