Upstate Medical University gets healthy distinction
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is kicking butts, one building at a time.
In recognition of "Kicking Butts Day," the American Cancer Society has designated the university's Geneva Tower as a "Healthy High-Rise." It's a recognition program for multi-unit residential housing and the building is the first in Central New York to receive the designation.
College officials say the residence hall follows the same guidelines as all campus buildings.
"We knew from the beginning that this building was going to be a healthy building in every respect that we could make it. It's important to know that Upstate has been smoke free as a campus now for a number of years. So, this isn't a new commitment for us, but this recognizes a renewed commitment to keeping our communities healthy," said Dr. Julie White, Dean of Student Affairs.
The 21-story tower on Harrison Street is home to more than 100 Upstate students.