Education

Connections
3:13 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Connections: Roland Williams

Roland Williams discusses why he's been pushing hard to launch his new academy.

Former NFL player and Rochester native Roland Williams joins me to talk about why he's pressing to hard to establish his new academy this year -- even if it doesn't have the funding. Williams points to the dreadful graduation rates for black and Latino boys in the city of Rochester, and he says it's a crisis. The academy launches soon, with a particular emphasis on helping young boys become men. 

Education
6:22 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

U Of R Deals With Power & Internet Outage

The University of Rochester was dealing with a power outage at its data center on Saturday which resulted in the loss of internet and email service at the university. A spokesperson says that also affected email and internet service at the medical center.

It happened at about 8am Saturday during planned maintenance.

On Saturday afternoon officials said restoration of the services was in progress. A note on the university's website said that as of 5:15 p.m. some websites and other services may be offline while the repairs continue.

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Education
5:41 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Hobart & William Smith Officials Respond To NY Times Article

The president of Hobart and William Smith colleges says he is disheartened that the campus was the place of sorrow and tragedy for one of its students.

Mark Gearan wrote in a letter on the colleges' website about the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year old freshman whose story was featured in a recent front-page story in the New York Times.

That Times report was critical of the way the school investigated the student's claims.

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Education
3:09 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

MCC Announces a Certificate of Homeland Security

Credit Courtesy MCC

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22 percent growth in homeland security jobs over the next five years.

Responding to growth in the field, Monroe Community College announced a new certificate in Homeland Security to start in the fall.

The one-year certificate expands existing curriculum through the college’s Homeland Security Management Institute.

Director John Perrone says the program instructs students in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in a number of fields.

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Education
3:44 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Getting "WISE" to West Irondequoit School District Issues.

A group has formed to look at ways to raise funds to save programs at risk of being cut in the West Irondequoit School District.

The district's spending plan twice failed to get the needed super majority of voters needed to pass, so nearly 1.5-million dollars was cut from the budget.

Cuts could come to modified sports programs, drama presentations, or the Helmer Nature Center, among other things.

Irondequoit resident Bradley Huber is an organizer with WISE, or West Irondequoit Supports Education. 

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Education
11:16 am
Mon July 14, 2014

College Student's Report of Sexual Assault Ignites Discussion

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The head of a local rape crisis service says future victims of sexual assault may be afraid to come forward when they hear reports like the New York Times story highlighting the account of a Hobart and William Smith college student.

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Education
9:24 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Reaction Continues To NY Times Article About Sexual Assault At HWS

The attorney for the student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges profiled Sunday by the New York Times says the response to her client’s case has come from across the country. “It’s been overwhelming,” Inga Parsons told WXXI’s Evan Dawson in a phone conversation.

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Education
6:05 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Hobart And William Smith Colleges Respond To Critical NY Times Story Regarding Sexual Assault

Officials at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva are responding to a front page story in The New York Times published Sunday which details a case of alleged sexual misconduct involving an 18 year old freshman.

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Connections
4:46 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Connections: Education Friday - The West Irondequoit School Budget

West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeff Crane discusses the district's budget issue.

Tough decisions have to be made by the West Irondequoit School District. After having a proposed budget defeated twice, there's danger that cuts may be made to staff, programs and activities. Are these cuts coming? West Irondequoit Superintendent Jeff Crane joins us to discuss. 

Connections
4:34 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Connections: Education Friday - The Future of Libraries

How are libraries thriving?

In an age where we Google search everything, libraries are headed to the graveyard, right? Not so! Libraries have adapted to change and are thriving, and we find out how with Nora Dimmock, assistant dean of the River Campus libraries at the University of Rochester.

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