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Author: Meghavaty Suresh

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri: Syracuse, My Second Home

She travels across the country speaking to young people at universities on her college tour, but Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri came back home to Syracuse this April. She calls Central New York, her “second home.” Born in Syracuse at Crouse Hospital, Davuluri spent the first four years of her life in Fayetteville before moving to Oklahoma and then to Michigan where she went to school. However, despite spending just a few of her early years here, the cord connecting her to CNY remains intact. Her parents live in Syracuse, and she also has a number of close family and friends in...

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Syracuse University Professor Creates Safety App ‘Yank’

Adam Peruta is a man of many talents. In addition to being an athlete who has completed four Ultraman competitions, he is a serial entrepreneur who has started and sold businesses. He is also a professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he teaches design and coding. Additionally, Peruta is one of the creators of the safety app Yank. Last year, he took on the tough challenge of boarding the StartupBus for the second time in his life. “There are positives and negatives with competitions. Cons: three days is not really a lot of time to...

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Central New York – The Veteran Friendly Destination

United States Navy Veteran Jared Lyon served as a submariner and diver, and has traveled the world. He chose Central New York as his home because it had the key elements he was looking for in a community: comprehensive veteran support, a graduate program and university that matched his needs, and a vibrant environment full of opportunities to connect with others and enjoy the outdoors. Once part of the elite and dangerous submarine division of the Navy, Lyon’s current life in Syracuse, New York, is a far cry from traversing the seas in a submarine. He relocated three years...

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