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Professor’s Administrative Leave for Using “Wuhan Flu” on Syllabus

Syracuse University says it has placed a professor’s administrative leave for referring the coronavirus as “Wuhan flu” on his syllabus.

The professor has been removed from the classroom, until an investigation can be completed, the school said to Syracuse.com.

The university didn’t name the professor, but The Tab Syracuse reports that the offending syllabus was from a class taught by Jon Zubieta, a distinguished professor of chemistry.

By Huirong Wang (63 words) - Campus



Syracuse University Named Among the Most Beautiful College Campuses

A new list of “The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America” have been released by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

The list includes nine schools in New York state, including Syracuse University.

Syracuse University was praised for its beatiful views in different seasons, its variety of buildings and its unique layouts, according to Syracuse.com.

By Huirong Wang (57 words) - Campus




Syracuse Hotels Target College Students to Fill Vacancies

Four Syracuse hotels – the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Scholar Hotel Syracuse, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and the Quality Inn & Suites –are offering monthly or longer rentals to college students to help offset low occupancy during the pandemic.

Students, returning to Syracuse University and other colleges, can rent in hotels instead of committing to the yearlong lease required at college dorms and most off-campus housing.

“For us, this could be a solution to kind of get us through a difficult time,” Kyle Hares, Crowne Plaza general manager, said to Syracuse.com.

By Huirong Wang (88 words) - City



Two Injured and Three Charged in Stabbings

Two people were injured in stabbings in Syracuse late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Both victims are expected so survive.

The first happened around 11:55 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 200 block of West Brighton Avenue. Edward Johnson was charged with this stabbing.

In the second case, Williams was stabbed during a domestic dispute with his partner, Shontae Cannon, and both were arraigned in Syracuse City Court, a police officer told Syracuse.com.

By Huirong Wang (73 words) - City



State Hits New High for Test Results while Positive Rate Remains Low

New York state received 100,022 Covid-19 tests results on Saturday, a new record in the state’s testing efforts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said to syracuse.com. The positive rate is only 0.69%, which remains low.

Western New York and SUNY Oneonta are facing high regional positive results. People can call 833-NYSTRNG to make an appointment in Western New York. And all campus activities was suspended in Oneonta.

By Huirong Wang (66 words) - State



New Yorkers Seek to Live in the Suburbs

Since the pandemic began, New York metropolitan area has seen a surge of demand for homes in the suburbs, from New Jersey to Westchester County to Connecticut to Long Island.

In July, there was a 44 percent increase in home sales in suburbs, while the number of properties sold in Manhattan dropped 56 percent, Miller Samuel said to The New York Times.

The enormous suburban demand is driven partly by those residents who can work remotely.

By Huirong Wang (71 words) – State



National School Bus Industry in Crisis During the Pandemic

Roughly 40 percent of the school bus industry are privately owned bus companies, which carry nearly 10 million children to school a year, and now they are facing bankruptcy because of the coronavirus, according to The New York Times.

To survive, bus company owners and industry leaders are urging Congress to pass $10 billion in emergency grants to school bus and motor coach companies.

By Huirong Wang (64 words) – Nation