State University of New York at Albany http://wamc.org en Vox Pop : Osama bin Laden’s Death One Year Later with Dr. Richard Pfau : 5/2/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-osama-bin-laden-s-death-one-year-later-dr-richard-pfau-5212 <p>It has been one year since Osama bin Laden, orchestrator of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, was killed at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan.</p><p>The nighttime raid on bin Laden&rsquo;s compound further strained U.S. ties with Pakistani officials, who were not made aware that a U.S. operation would be taking place in the country. Viewed as an important U.S. ally in the region, Pakistan has also been the site of what has been described as a proxy war on suspected terrorists being fought by unmanned U.S. drone aircraft.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 19:00:00 +0000 38124 at http://wamc.org Promotional stunt for new SUNY Albany restaurant causes stir on campus http://wamc.org/post/promotional-stunt-new-suny-albany-restaurant-causes-stir-campus <p>Blue Agave Mexican Grill opened last week in the campus center of the University at Albany.</p><p>The restaurant’s menu includes quesadillas and burritos. Student diners are giving the cuisine early positive reviews.</p><p>Despite praise for taste, the restaurant has also got the attention of students and faculty who are speaking out after a promotional event for the grill’s opening day.</p><p>Yampiero Polanco, University at Albany senior and President of Fuerza Latina, a student run education, and advocacy group focused on Latino culture described the promotion.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Roy Frias 36580 at http://wamc.org