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SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy
ALBANY

SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence on college campuses.
 
Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety
PORTLAND, Ore.

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Mindfulness, yoga and meditation have gained popularity among Americans in recent decades, buoyed by studies showing their benefits to emotional, mental and physical health.
 
No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.
 
Girls Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
NEW YORK

Girls Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.
 
Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
John Rieffel's brief career before college helps explain his outgoing personality.
 
Book program links students with their parents
NISKAYUNA

Book program links students with their parents

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Twice each year, sixth-graders at Van Antwerp Middle School and their parents head back to school after dinner for Book Links, a program that encourages sixth-graders and their parents to read together.
 
CLIFTON PARK

Shenendehowa school district shaping transgender facility policy

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Shenedehowa Central School District officials have drawn up a policy that will allow transgender high school students to request access to a bathroom that corresponds with their identifying sex.
 
Union College applications rise
SCHENECTADY

Union College applications rise

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Hot off a national hockey championship, Union College has received a record number of early applications this year.
 
TROY

Erciyas' audience-participation piece ‘uncomfortable’

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
As seen on Friday night at EMPAC, “This Piece Is Still to Come,” an audience-participation show from Turkish dance maker Begum Erciya, was a typical RPI experience, which generally feels like slipping down a portal into an unknown and often uncomfortable exercise.
 
Justice officials reject Schenectady school aid complaint
SCHENECTADY

Justice officials reject Schenectady school aid complaint

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Schenectady schools Superintendent Laurence Spring said he is being tossed from department to department in the federal government as he presses the school district’s complaint over how the state distributes education aid.
 
SHARON SPRINGS

SUNY Cobleskill student killed in crash

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
A SUNY Cobleskill student from Niagara County died this morning in a two-car accident in Sharon Springs, the college confirmed today.
 
Coughlin is Siena’s 11th president
LOUDONVILLE

Coughlin is Siena’s 11th president

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
The Siena College board of trustees has appointed F. Edward Coughlin the 11th president of Siena College.
 
Laser cat inspires ASPCA contest
SCHENECTADY

Laser cat inspires ASPCA contest

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
There’s a national competition for a lucky pet owner to have a photo shoot with their cat or dog … and lasers.
 
ROTTERDAM

Schalmont teacher resigns after probe

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Schalmont High School social studies teacher and girls volleyball coach Kevin Meachem resigned Monday following an internal investigation.
 
Guardsmen honors Union hockey player for life-saving rescue
SCHENECTADY

Guardsmen honors Union hockey player for life-saving rescue

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Before ever stepping on the ice at Messa Rink, Union College hockey forward Kevin Shier had a fan in New York Army National Guard Capt. Timothy Neild.
 
 

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