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Education
6:07 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Bill Gates Helps Dedicate New Computer Science Building At Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has officially opened a new computer science building named in his honor on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca.

Gates was on hand Wednesday for a dedication ceremony at the new glass-facade building called Bill and Melinda Gates Hall.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $25 million toward the $60 million total cost of the project, which broke ground in 2012.

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Connections
10:53 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Thursday, October 2nd

First hour: Understanding Wicks and Scaffold laws

Second hour: Rochester's new "godless congregation"

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Arts & Culture
6:56 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Abby Wambach Among Soccer Players Filing Suit Over Turf

American soccer star Abby Wambach, a Pittsford native, and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf.

Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, the players filed the suit at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in Toronto, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press.

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Improving Job Opportunities For College Students With Disabilities

RIT is being credited by the National Organization on Disability as being a good example of a university that has successfully bridged the employment gap for students with disabilities.

The private, non-profit group promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.  Advocates for people with disabilities say that nationally there is a 46 percent unemployment rate for college grads that have a disability.

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Move To Include
4:22 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

LISTEN: How RIT is Preparing Students With Disabilities For The Workforce

New U.S. Labor Department regulations will require federal contractors – of which there are nearly 50,000 companies with approximately 200,000 establishments – to set a target of having 7 percent of their workforce be comprised of employees with disabilities. Colleges and universities are being asked to do more to adequately prepare students with disabilities for the workforce, because current statistics show they are not prepared.  RIT is being cited as a shining example of what one university is doing in this arena. The National Organization on Disability hosted a news conference with RIT, and they join us to talk about how to make a workplace achieve this standard. 

Government
4:09 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Cuomo Enlists an Actual Rockefeller Republican to Support his Re Election Campaign

Governor Cuomo is reaching out to moderate  Republicans to try to win over their vote in next month’s elections, his efforts have been bolstered by a new ad featuring Larry Rockefeller.

Rockefeller, the nephew of former Governor Nelson Rockefeller, says  in the spot that GOP candidate Rob Astorino is too conservative for New York, and that he favors “mainstream” Governor Cuomo in the election.

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Connections
4:02 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Connections: So You Want To Be Vegan?

So you want to go Vegan? What does it entail? We look at the options. Can you dine Vegan at local restaurants? Can you cook at home? Is it affordable? Will you go insane?

Connections
3:59 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Connections: Rob Astorino; RIT Preparing Students With Disabilities For The Workforce

We start this hour with gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino. The Republican is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo for the top seat in New York. Then, as part of our Move To Include series, we talk about the new U.S. Labor Department regulations that will require federal contractors to set a target of having 7 percent of their workforce be comprised of employees with disabilities. College and universities are being asked to do more to adequately prepare students with disabilities for the workforce, because current statistics show they are not prepared.  RIT is being cited as a shining example of what one university is doing in this arena, and representatives from RIT are with us in studio. 
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Health
3:55 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Raising Awareness of Military Sexual Trauma

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says there's been a 50 percent increase in the number of reported sexual assaults in the military since 2012.

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The Two-Way
3:52 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the White House perimeter breach during a hearing on Tuesday. Pierson stepped down from her position on Wednesday.
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Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 5:17 pm

After a series of embarrassing incidents that called into question the efficacy of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, the service's director, has resigned.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Pierson offered her resignation today and he accepted it.

"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation," Johnson said in a statement.

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