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Former U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson is introduced as Siena College's president Feb. 14, 2020.
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Siena College President Chris Gibson is calling on New York state to revise its rules for in-person graduation ceremonies. The private college in Loudonville plans to hold commencement at the Times Union Center in Albany May 30th with the arena’s capacity capped at 10 percent. But if it was a sporting event, the downtown venue would be allowed to fill 25 percent of its seats. WAMC's Jim Levulis spoke with Gibson, a former Capital Region Republican Congressman, about the college’s plans.

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Siena College President Chris Gibson, UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez and College of Saint Rose President Marcia White came together today to discuss plans for the return of students to Albany County for the spring semester.

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A spike in COVID-19 cases is being observed among students at the University at Albany. 

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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, cities in the Capital Region are bracing for the return of college students this month.

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This morning we learn about the Siena College Center for Academic Community Engagement (ACE), VISTA, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area. Tommy Breymeier, Director of Resource Development at the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area joined us.

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Recent sightings of the so-called “murder hornet” on the West Coast have triggered fears that the menacing insect could gain ground in the U.S. But as WAMC’s Jesse King found out, the hornets are a ways away from the Capital Region.

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson is introduced as Siena College's president Feb. 14, 2020.
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Incoming Siena College President Chris Gibson says he hopes the campus will be back to “near normal” in time for the fall semester that begins in September. The former New York Congressman will officially take over the private liberal arts college in Loudonville on July 1. This week, the college announced furloughs for 75 employees starting May 1, a $3 million capital budget reduction, and the suspension of retirement contributions, among other austerity measures during the pandemic. 

Jimmy Patsos
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In addition to a $5,000 fine, Siena College’s Division I men’s basketball team must vacate all its victories — and stats from 28 players — from 2015 through 2018 after the NCAA found several violations in the program under former head coach Jimmy Patsos. 

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Siena College in Loudonville has named former New York Congressman Chris Gibson its next president. 

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The New York state Department of Education has approved a new dual-degree nursing program between Siena College and Maria College. 

9/13/19 Panel

Sep 13, 2019

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and corporate attorney Rich Honen.

9/6/19 Panel

Sep 6, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, and Executive Director of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Susy Schultz.

9/5/19 Panel

Sep 5, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

8/30/19 Panel

Aug 30, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative reporter Rosemary Armao, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

8/29/19 Panel

Aug 29, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

8/23/19 Panel

Aug 23, 2019

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter Rosemary Armao, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

8/15/19 Panel

Aug 15, 2019

       The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld.

8/9/19 Panel

Aug 9, 2019

       The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti and Former EPA Regional Administrator, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and Founder of Beyond Plastics, Judith Enck.

8/8/19 Panel

Aug 8, 2019

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Corporate Attorney Rich Honen.

8/2/19 Panel

Aug 2, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, and former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

Siena College President Brother Edward Coughlin
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It was a somber day on the campus of Siena College.

Edward Coughlin
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Siena College President Brother Edward Coughlin died early this morning at the age of 71, after complications from non-emergency heart surgery in Rochester.

Edward Coughlin
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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. 

7/19/19 Panel

Jul 19, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

7/18/19 Panel

Jul 18, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

7/12/19 Panel

Jul 12, 2019

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, Founder of Beyond Plastics, former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck.

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science @ RPI and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow Fran Berman, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Former EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, Political Consultant Libby Post, Albany Law School Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson, Berkshire Eagle Journalist Jenn Smith.

7/5/19 Panel

Jul 5, 2019

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Former EPA Regional Administrator and Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Bennington College, and Founder of Beyond Plastics Judith Enck and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

6/27/19 Panel

Jun 27, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, The Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI Fran Berman, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

Edward Coughlin
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Siena College has announced that its president, Edward Coughlin, will leave office in August 2020, when his term concludes. 

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