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Oprah Winfrey to Visit Newhouse

Monday’s Dedication Ceremony Schedule of Events

If you've ever wanted to see Oprah, here's your chance. Winfrey will serve as a special guest as part of Newhouse's Studio and Innovation Center's dedication on Sept. 29. Unfortunately, free tickets that were made available to SU students have sold out. The program, which will also include remarks from Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham and SU Chancellor Kent Syverud, will be broadcast to TV screens throughout the Student Center and the Newhouse School as well as computers with a Syracuse University IP address.



Syracuse Students Demand Safe Space

“Thousands of homosexuals are content with who they are.”

Syracuse University students led an impromptu protest against homophobic messages on campus Wednesday. Jim Deferio, a Syracuse resident and devout Christian, carrying a 10-foot sign that claimed, "Thousands of Ex-Homosexuals Have Experienced the Life-Changing Love of Jesus Christ" stood on Waverly Avenue next to the Schine Student Center. In a tan baseball cap that read, “I love Jesus,” he said into a microphone that homosexual people are “sinners” and “need help from Jesus Christ.”



Group Recommends Re-Routing Interstate 81

They rejected a plan for a tunnel going through any part of the city

The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) has decided to urge the state Department of Transportation to tear down the Interstate 81 viaduct south of Interstate 690 and instead select what the group brands a “street-level alternative” to the aging highway.



Best of Syracuse #Selfie Contest!

by Staff

Vote for your favorite Selfie!

While we tally the results of Best of Syracuse 2014 (officially announced in the Oct. 1 print edition of the Syracuse New Times), you can vote on the best Selfie!



Vote for Best of Syracuse 2014

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VOTE for Best of Syracuse 2014!



Connective Corridor to get Arts and Culture Kiosks

Motion-controlled kiosks will be installed in the city.

Software developers and Connective Corridor planners gathered in a downtown Syracuse office recently for a demonstration of new, motion-controlled arts and culture kiosks that will be installed in the city.



Southside Youth March to Stop Violence

What do we want? To stop the violence. When do we want it? Now.

Natisha Foster was waiting for the bus home on Saturday, Aug. 30, when a commotion on South Salina Street caught her attention. She turned and saw a crowd of about 50 people following a pickup truck, carrying banners and signs, chanting as they marched in the middle of the road behind a police escort.



Planned Parenthood Workers Might Join Union

“They call it a merger. We call it a takeover”

Workers at Planned Parenthood in Syracuse and Rochester say they are feeling disrespected after the merger of their agency with its counterpart in Buffalo, and they are getting ready for a union election that they hope will change things.



Best of Syracuse Selfie Contest

by Staff

#BestOfSyr #BestOfSyracuse

What is your favorite NYS Fair Food? Do you want to see a special someone win Best Localist or Best CNY Ambassador? Who serves the Best Coffee? Where is your favorite park?



Midway Drive-In Makeover in Progress

Two more Midway benefits go on this weekend.

During the first week of July, Mark Sherman, owner of Letters, Signs and Specialties in Fulton, was supposed to bring back the newly restored neon-lit portion of the Midway Drive-In marquee to the theater. The July 8 tornado that wiped out the Minetto venue’s 40-by-80-foot wood screen delayed those plans, however, until ozoner owner John Nagelschmidt started piecing together a comeback strategy. Thanks to fundraisers from T-shirt sales and other contributions, construction of the drive-in’s new steel screen is on the horizon.