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Man Cleared in 1981 Rape of Celebrated Author

Alice Sebold misidentified Anthony Broadwater, who was exonerated after filmmaker had doubts

(Newser) - Before a district attorney and a man wrongly convicted of rape in 1982 appeared in a New York court Monday, they met alone in another room. "When he spoke to me about the wrong that was done to me, I couldn't help but cry," Anthony Broadwater said....

Syracuse Faculty Member Sent Anti-Semitic Email

It's the latest in a slew of racist incidents at the school

(Newser) - Syracuse University was already investigating racist graffiti and the use of a racial slur against a student; now a faculty member has been targeted. Syracuse Police, New York State Police, and the FBI are investigating an email that "contained anti-Semitic language and was threatening in nature," the school...

Syracuse Shuts Down Social Activities at All Fraternities

A reported racial slur prompted the move

(Newser) - An African American student at Syracuse University reported being called a racial slur over the weekend, prompting the college to suspend a fraternity Sunday and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester pending an investigation, the AP reports. The student told officials the...

Syracuse Coach 'Not Reckless' in Crash That Killed Pedestrian

Case involving Jim Boeheim is closed

(Newser) - Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month's fatal highway accident and the case is closed, the AP reports. Boeheim was "not reckless," Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Thursday. Fitzpatrick added his decision came after reviewing the police accident report. Boeheim...

Boeheim Discusses 'When a Human Life Is Lost and You're There'

Syracuse coach breaks silence after being involved in a fatal car accident

(Newser) - Jim Boeheim returned to the Carrier Dome on Saturday night for the first game since he was involved in a car accident that killed a man , and addressed the tragedy head-on, reports ESPN : The beloved Syracuse coach came on to the court to a standing ovation, but had arranged a...

Syracuse Coach Kills Pedestrian on Highway

Jim Boeheim cooperating with police after accident on interstate

(Newser) - Jim Boeheim led Syracuse University's men's basketball team to victory over the Louisville Cardinals Wednesday before his night took a horrible turn. The 74-year-old coach was driving home from the game around 11:20pm when he struck and killed a man who'd exited a vehicle that had...

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These Are the Top 10 Party Schools in the Nation

No Faber College?

(Newser) - With summer pretty much over, it's time for the nation's college students to return to school and get back to the hard business of partying down. And according to the Princeton Review , the following schools are where most of that partying will be getting done. For its annual...

$100 Bet on Syracuse Win Could Pay $100K

Wager was placed when no one thought the Orange had a chance

(Newser) - In an incredible run that SB Nation says "doesn't make sense" and Sports Illustrated labels "improbable," Syracuse beat No. 1 seed Virginia 68-62 on Sunday, the AP reports—making the Orange the first No. 10 seed to make it to the Final Four. And one bettor...

Disabled Job Seekers Face Steep Discrimination

Employers much less interested in applicants who noted disability in cover letter

(Newser) - Last year, only 17.1% of the disabled population in the US was employed, in stark contrast to the 64.6% for the non-disabled, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics . A new study out of Rutgers and Syracuse University may point to the hidden bias that explains this. Researchers sent...

Sex Assault? Syracuse Yanks Kiss Cam After Complaint

Writer says displays not only encourage assault, but may have been assault

(Newser) - The "Kiss Cam" at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome is gone and won't be back until officials have had a chance to review a letter claiming it eggs on sexual assault, the Post-Standard reports. Steve Port says he was at a Sept. 12 football game between the school'...

NCAA to Syracuse: Don't Let Receptionist Do Players' Homework

League suspends coach Boeheim for multiple violations, including drug-testing

(Newser) - Before the season began, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had 966 victories—No. 2 on the all-time list—and was poised to begin a well-publicized march to 1,000. Scratch that now: The NCAA today docked 108 of his wins, knocking him back to No. 6 on this list, and imposed...

Artist Creates Trees That Grow 40 Different Fruits

Sam Van Aken grafts fruit buds onto a base tree

(Newser) - A tree with 40 different fruits sounds like something out of fairytale. But Syracuse University artist Sam Van Aken is turning plum trees into orchards unto themselves, reports Time . Most of the year, his trees appear to be common fruit trees, but they eventually bloom in different colors and bear...

New No. 1 Party School: Syracuse

University officials are not pleased with new rankings

(Newser) - The Princeton Review is out with annual rankings that make college presidents cringe: top party schools. This year, the honor goes to a newbie, Syracuse University, which is not happy about it. "We do not aspire to be a party school," says a university statement picked up by...

Fulbright Scholar Killed Filming Syria Violence

Activist returned to homeland to document uprising

(Newser) - Syracuse University is mourning a graduate film student who returned to his homeland of Syria to document the country's uprising. Bassel Al Shahade, 28, was killed while filming attacks by government forces in the embattled city of Homs, reports the Post-Standard . Associates say Shahade, a Fulbright scholar, was a...

Bernie Fine's Wife Had Sex With SU Players: Affidavit

Gloria Allred suit says Jim Boeheim should have picked up on hints

(Newser) - While Bernie Fine was sexually abusing Syracuse University ball boys, his wife was canoodling with the players, Fine's accusers allege in an affidavit filed Monday in their slander lawsuit against coach Jim Boeheim. "For years, Bernie Fine's wife, Laurie Fine, had sexual relationships with basketball team players,...

Bernie Fine Accuser: I'm Headed to Jail

Meanwhile, other accusers hire Gloria Allred

(Newser) - Bernie Fine may not be going to jail over allegations that he sexually abused minors—but one of his accusers is. Zach Tomaselli, 23, is close to a plea deal that would get him a two-year sentence for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy, he tells the Daily Orange , Syracuse University'...

DA: We Can't Prosecute Syracuse Sex Abuse Claims

Claims against Bernie Fine credible, but statute of limitations has passed

(Newser) - Bernie Fine will not face state charges related to the sexual abuse allegations against him because the statute of limitations has expired, says the county prosecutor in the case. William Fitzpatrick says that while he can't prosecute the case against the former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach on behalf...

Syracuse Coach Boeheim Sorry for Slamming Accusers

He apologizes for downplaying abuse allegations against Bernie Fine

(Newser) - When allegations surfaced that Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine molested boys, head coach Jim Boeheim defended his longtime friend last week by questioning the motives of his accusers. Now he's walking that back. "I believe I misspoke very badly in my response to the allegations that have been...

Syracuse Fires Coach in Wake of Molestation Claims

Bernie Fine's employment terminated, 'effective immediately'

(Newser) - Syracuse University has fired associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him. "At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine's employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately," the school's senior vice president for public...

Third Man Says Syracuse Coach Molested Him

But accuser himself is facing child abuse charges

(Newser) - A third accuser has emerged in the Bernie Fine sexual abuse case—and unlike the first two , this one may be able to prosecute, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. Zach Tomaselli, 23, tells police that the Syracuse University assistant basketball coach molested him 9 years ago in a Pittsburgh hotel room....

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