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News briefs: Fraternity returns, climate survey discussion to be held

Kiran Ramsey | Digital Design Editor

A fraternity is returning to Syracuse University, the final campus climate survey discussion will be held this week and drone education is coming to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications: a roundup of SU-related news.

Here is a roundup of Syracuse University-related news to know:

University climate

The last of four discussions on Syracuse University’s climate assessment survey will take place Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 304 ABC in the Schine Student Center.

The discussions are meant to help the Climate Assessment Planning Committee prepare its recommendations for how the university “should consider to foster a more inclusive learning, living and working environment,” according to an SU News release.

The climate assessment survey was used to gauge SU community members’ experiences and perspectives on issues such as sexual assault, race, gender, disability services and the workplace environment for faculty and staff at the university, among other things.

Delta Upsilon returns

After more than 20 years, the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity is returning to SU.

The DU Syracuse chapter was originally installed in 1873, according to a pamphlet recently distributed by the fraternity. The fraternity was suspended at SU in 1996, according to an article on DU’s website.

“Delta Upsilon International Fraternity would like to thank all those who have made our return to Syracuse University possible,” reads the pamphlet. “It is with great honor and pleasure that we once again become part of the Syracuse community.”

Stephen Crane, the novelist who wrote “The Red Badge of Courage,” was a member of the fraternity in the early 1890s, according to the DU website.

Drone education

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is one of four colleges from across the United States that will be hosting a new program to train journalists to use drones for news coverage.

The program will be held on campus from April 21-23, according to an SU News release.

“We are glad to have this opportunity to help professional journalists expand their news coverage abilities through this hands-on drone training,” said Lorraine Branham, dean of the Newhouse School, in the release.

The program was developed by the Poynter Institute, along with the Google News Lab, Drone Journalism lab, National Press Photographers Association and DJI, per the release. Other schools that will host the program include the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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