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It will be a very busy weekend for two major local universities this weekend.

The University of Rochester has its Meliora Weekend, which includes a variety of activities for the alumni and families who come to visit the campus and surrounding area.

That includes a talk on Saturday morning by ABC Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, and a discuss of legal issues on Saturday afternoon with a panel that includes CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin and legal scholar and UR grad Arthur Miller.


Governor Andrew Cuomo says  that approximately 53 percent of full-time SUNY and CUNY in-state students, more than 210,000 New York residents, are going to school tuition-free thanks to the addition of students receiving the Excelsior Scholarship. Nearly 22,000 students will be getting that new scholarship.

More than 400 high school students in the city of Rochester had a half-day Friday. That's because they attended a student summit on high school redesign at the School of the Arts.

Deputy Superintendent Lawrence "Bo" Wright said this is part of the "Path Forward" initiative to transform the future of education in the district. 

Wright said it's important to get input from students.

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It was inauguration day on Thursday for the tenth president at Rochester Institute of Technology.

David Munson told the hundreds who gathered at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center that RIT needs to double down on making the campus a thriving ecosystem to stimulate creativity and innovation which is the translation of an idea into a product, service or process that has economic or social value.

"Every student can be involved in creating things that never before existed and then putting those concepts into motion in an effort to improve the world."

The University of Rochester Special Committee set up to respond to allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation is announcing some changes which it says will “confirm the rigor, fairness and transparency” of the investigative process.

The committee was set up recently after a complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by current and former faculty members against Professor Florian Jaeger. The university has already announced that Jaeger, who had been initially cleared in an earlier investigation, is now on administrative leave.

The varsity football season for Geneseo High School is over.

A statement on the school district’s website says the remainder of the season will be forfeited after a number of players were dismissed from the football team.

The statement says the dismissals stem from serious violations of the district’s code of conduct and athletic eligibility standards.

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(AP) - The Cuomo administration is inviting teachers across New York to enter a competition to develop classroom projects and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the state. 

New York voters approved a woman's right to vote in November 1917, three years before the 19th amendment granted the same right to women nationally. 

A response has been issued by current and former faculty at the University of Rochester, after the university this week outlined steps for an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

But the people making the complaint are not happy with what has been proposed.

Celebrating MCC’s Downtown Campus

Sep 20, 2017
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Leaders in politics, business and education all gathered at Monroe Community College's Downtown Campus Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the learning institution.

It's 255 thousand square feet of learning space on seven floors, located in a former Eastman Kodak Building.

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There are new developments in the ongoing controversy involving the handling of sexual harassment accusations against a professor at the University of Rochester.

The University's Board of Trustees says it has appointed a special committee to oversee an independent, comprehensive investigation into all matters involving the sexual harassment complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the University.