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Update on Le Moyne’s Response to Swine Flu


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College is continuing to monitor the situation regarding the swine flu virus. In late March and early April 2009, cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses were first reported in Southern California and Texas. Other U.S. states, including New York state, have reported cases of swine flu infection in humans.

As of Friday, May 1, at noon, there are no confirmed cases at Le Moyne or anywhere in Onondaga County. The closest confirmed case is in Cortland County.


The College's Crisis Response Planning Group has met to discuss the ongoing situation and develop a plan of action if circumstances change. The group is comprised of individuals within Health Services, Student Development, IT, Physical Plant, Human Resources, Campus Security, Communications, and other areas across campus.

All members of the Le Moyne community are encouraged to continue to practice safe hygiene. You can protect yourself from catching flu by distancing yourself from a sick person, washing your hands frequently, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as this is how the germs spread.  If you are sick, stay home from work or school and limit your contact with others. If you have questions, you can contact the Health Services Office at 445-4440.


The near-constant stream of news reports about swine flu can cause anyone to feel anxious and worried. These reactions are understandable, but even during periods of uncertainty it is important to remember that you can find ways to manage your anxiety and have a realistic outlook. Use this link for tips to help you deal with anxiety. If you want to speak to someone in the Center for Personal Growth and Counseling, the number is 445-4195.

Le Moyne College In the News


Philosophy Professor Jonathan Schonscheck's opinon piece on the financial crisis and Wall Street in Syracuse Post-Standard.

Listen to Le Moyne freshman Kelleigh Gustafson's appearance on "A Conversation with Cardinal Dolan" on Sirius radio'
s The Catholic Channel.

Economics Professor Ted Shepard comments on raising the minimum wage in Channel 9 story.

Senior Kailey McDonald talks about the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in Indiana.

Column on Marty Connors '51, a WWII veteran who fought at Iwo Jima.

Coverage of the inauguration of Dr. Linda LeMura appeared on
Time Warner Cable News, The Catholic Sun, Channel 9, WSYR Radio, Syracuse Post-Standard, America Magazine, and the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus

Preview of the 2015 baseball season on Time Warner Cable News.

Syracuse.com story on first-year student Jeanette Cudney win at world junior snowshoe championship; watch her story here

CNY Central story on the Tunnel of Oppression, which was on display at Le Moyne 

Dr. Bernard Arogyaswamy from the Madden School talks about the president's India trip on WAER-FM.

Basketball sharpshooter Tessa Pucello takes on (and beats) CNY Central's Niko Tamurian in three-point contest

America Magazine features contributed piece by Robert Scully, S.J., professor of history and law at Le Moyne

Syracuse New Times story on History Professor Doug Egerton. 


Le Moyne McDevitt Chair George Coyne S.J. was included 
in a column by New York Times science writer Dennis Overbye.

The College was awarded $1.5 million in money from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council to renovate two floors of the Coyne Science Center.

Story on syracuse.com on making the President's Community Service Honor Roll. 

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, who attended Le Moyne, gives a shout out on 
this segment from the MLB Network.

Syracuse Post-Standard's Sean Kirst
details the legacy of Carson Carr, former director of Le Moyne's Upward Bound Program. 

History Professor Doug Egerton's book 
recognized as 2014's top books by The Atlantic.

Catholic Sun story 
on the 25th Anniversary of the murder of the Jesuit Martyrs in El Salvador.

Susan Scharoun from the psychology department talks about Black Friday on a story that ran on News Channel 9.

Syracuse.com photo essay on a vigil held on campus for Ferguson.

Column by Sean Kirst of Syracuse Post-Standard on the class of 1951 being honored at Founders' Day.

New York Times review of 1985 (and 2014 commencement speaker) John Douglas Thompson's new show.

Story on Syracuse.com on the five-year anniversary of the upset win over Syracuse University.

Channel 9 story on a Le Moyne senior's efforts to raise money to help with her parent's cancer treatments.

News10Now story on the Synod of the Bishops includes comments on its significance by David McCallum S.J.

The Jazzuits appeared on Channel 9's Bridge Street to promote a performance with New York Voices.

Profile on President Linda LeMura in the 
Catholic Sun newspaper.

Channel 9 story reports on record first-year class and recent campus construction and renovation projects.

Story on the genesis of brunch in Toronto Life magazine features Sociology Associate professor Farah Ternikar, who has written a book on this topic.

Catholic Television piece on 2014 first-year student moving in day activities.

Central New York
The Good Life prolife on Dr. LeMura 

ThinkProgress.org includes Le Moyne as one of 
11 institutions across the country that "...are taking concrete steps to amend their policies, expand their training programs, and let new students know they want to improve" as it relates to sexual assaults.

President Linda LeMura is 
featured on Channel 9's Newsmakers show.

Channel 9 story on a video created by students that is used as part of "Relationships 101" during fall arrival to promote awareness and prevention of sexual assaults.

Column by Syracuse Post-Standard Columnist Sean Kirst on President Linda LeMura, and how her upbringing and heritage impact her to this day.

Dolphy Day 
named one of the 20 "Best College Traditions in the U.S."
 by Business Insider magazine.

Watch the video featuring Pat Wiese, class of 2014, who was honored on ESPN with the TD Ameritrade 2014 Fan's Choice Award. 

Channel 9 story on Dr. Linda LeMura taking over as the College's 14th president on July 1.

Le Moyne 
takes first steps on July 1, 2014 to becoming a completely tobacco-free campus.

Series of 
Time Warner News stories featuring Leigh Fought, assistant professor of history, on the origin of the July 4 holiday.

Contributed piece in the Washington Post by Communications Professor Micheal Streissguth.

Channel 9 story on Maya Angelou's passing features remarks by English Professor Ann Ryan.

Bridge Street segment on Honor Flight Syracuse, supported by Le Moyne's Nursing Program. 

Article in AJCU's Connections newsletter about a recent trip to Ghana by Le Moyne's nursing students and faculty.

Syracuse Post-Standard story on the Madden School of Business agreement with StartFast Venture Accelerator.

Religion News Service article on Dr. Linda LeMura being named president of Le Moyne

Time Warner Cable News story on the College's use of Google Glass with students.

Op-Ed piece by Arts and Sciences Dean Chris Jones on expanding state plant to strengthen STEM education to private colleges.

Le Moyne student Gabe Jansson 
appeared on Bridge Street to talk about events at Le Moyne to promote Sexual Abuse Awareness Month.

Syracuse Post-Standard 
story on George Coyne S.J., the McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy.

New York Times Op-Ed by History Professor Doug Egerton.

Story in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle on Le Moyne Career Advising's use of Purple Briefcase software.

Channel 9 coverage of the latest addition to the men's basketball team -- six-year-old Nathaniel Hale.

CNY Central story on inequality in pay by gender features Philosophy Chair Tabor Fisher.

Profile of Todd Hobin, who teaches in Le Moyne's Music Program, that
 ran on syracuse.com.

Opinion piece that appeared on Syracuse.com 
by Dr. Linda LeMura on the value of a liberal arts education.