Experts from a number of areas are meeting today and tomorrow at the Albany Capital Center to consider how to make schools safe places to learn and how to prevent another Columbine, Parkland or Sandy Hook. The workshop is being held by the university at Albany’s School of Education and College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity of which Robert Griffin is dean.
Activists gathered Monday afternoon outside the Rensselaer County Building where the Department of Motor Vehicles is housed to protest county plans to share residents’ personal information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Siena College says school President Edward Coughlin suffered a massive stroke during a scheduled surgery Tuesday. College spokesperson Lisa Witkowski says the surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester was to repair a congenital heart defect.
Citing an alarming increase in the rate of suicide among young people, inmates and Americans as a whole, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy today introduced a new pilot program aimed at reducing suicide among juvenile offenders.