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Chris Hippensteel

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Past articles by Chris:

NY is considering legislation to make phone, laptop repair more affordable

The Digital Fair Repair Act — a right to repair bill — passed in the New York State Senate in June 2021, making it the first legislation of its kind to clear a state’s legislative body. → Read More

Syracuse residents will use $25,000 grant to decorate space in front of City Hall

The art project will make the space into a colorful area that visually encourages public assembly and political engagement. → Read More

SU spent $12,000 to have Sen. Raphael Warnock speak at 2020 MLK celebration

Warnock’s visit to SU followed a series of more than 20 hate crimes and bias-related incidents that took place on and around campus during the fall 2019 semester and the #NotAgainSU occupation of the Barnes Center at The Arch that formed in response. → Read More

SU political scientists weigh in on what U.S. census results mean for New York

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the change Monday, stating that the House seat instead went to Minnesota, which also came close to losing the seat. → Read More

John Goerner’s life, law ambitions centered around giving back

Goerner, a Syracuse University College of Law student, died from pancreatic cancer on March 30 at the age of 41. → Read More

Workshops will teach faculty to navigate cultural differences

Two professors in SU’s School of Education are launching a series of faculty workshops, titled “Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms,” to help instructors better understand the needs of students from different backgrounds. → Read More

What experts think about the growth of SU's administration

Some experts in higher education have criticized the growth of university administrations as unnecessary spending that raises costs for students. → Read More

Students disagree with committee’s proposal to remove South Campus housing

Students living in South Campus apartments disagree with the board’s recommendation to relocate all student residences to Main Campus. → Read More

Syracuse University engineering professor dies at 72

Tapan Sarkar was an emeritus professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. → Read More

More SU employees will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine on March 17

State guidelines will now allow all people 60 years old or older to be eligible for the vaccine starting March 10. → Read More

SU creates program to admit local students who enlist into military

The Operation Veteran Promise program is part of SU’s larger efforts to promote its image as a top school for veterans. → Read More

'Deep inequity': Some at-risk SU employees ineligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Some employees, including maintenance workers, custodians and research staff still can’t receive the vaccine. → Read More

Syracuse University suspends Sigma Chi fraternity as cases surge from parties

Three large parties hosted by the Greek life community are tied to at least 20 new COVID-19 infections. → Read More

SU quarantining some students in South Campus apartments

The university is quarantining students in South Campus apartments, as well as in other locations on and off campus. → Read More

SU announces 2nd coronavirus cluster, 21 new cases

SU has confirmed 21 new coronavirus cases among students in past 24 hours related to the cluster. → Read More

Syracuse University freshman dies after trolley collision

Trevor Pierce, a freshman at SU, was transported to Upstate Medical University in critical condition. → Read More

SU Drama department chair agrees to demands from Black students

Eleven students signed the demands, which include removing pre-selected studio classes for second-year students. → Read More

Here's how coronavirus testing and contact tracing at SU will work

A graphic breaking down how SU will monitor for and respond to cases of COVID-19 on campus, and how campus will shut down in the event of an outbreak. → Read More

Videos show large gathering of SU students on campus, not social distancing

At least 100 students, some without masks, are seen on video gathering at the university’s Quad Wednesday night, not social distancing. → Read More

SU places students on interim suspension for violating quarantine orders

The exact nature of the students' violation remains unclear. → Read More