College of Saint Rose

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As it publicly grapples with staff cutbacks and a dropoff in admissions, Albany's College of St. Rose’s international program is flourishing.

  This weekend, two of the area’s best music venues team up for two nights of great jazz music!

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy and The Massry Center for the Arts at The College of St. Rose in Albany present The Bridge Jazz Festival with a concert on Friday at the music hall and a concert on Saturday at The Massry Center.

The performers are the Marcus Roberts Trio, clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen, Heard, the Fred Hersch Trio, Cécile McLorin Savant, and the Gretchen Parlato/Alan Hampton Duo. Here to tell us more are Jon Elbaum, Executive Director of The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and Salvatore Prizio, Massry Center Programming Manager.

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In a move to reduce the cost of law school, which can reach six figures, two colleges in New York are partnering to offer accelerated law degrees.

Albany’s College of Saint Rose and Pace University School of Law in White Plains have teamed up to enable qualified Saint Rose students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. Dean of Pace Law School David Yassky says it is his school’s first partnership with an outside college.

Trapatsos Family

Authorities have determined the identity of a man's body that was found along the Hudson River outside Albany.

The body was found on the river's west bank Wednesday afternoon by CSX railroad employees working on a bridge near the Thruway in the town of Coeymans , just south of Albany.

Trapatsos Family

The family of a missing College of St. Rose student is making a new appeal for his safe return.

At 3:30 p.m. on October 17th, University Police were notified by the College of St. Rose that one of its students was missing. The student, 17-year-old Connor Trapatsos, was last seen leaving Brubacher Hall in downtown Albany a week ago.  His family wants him to call home.

" Connor we love you so much. We miss you. We just want you to come home.  We don't care about school or grades."

Connor left his prescription medication behind and may require medical attention.

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The College of Saint Rose and the State University of New York at Cobleskill  are teaming up to prepare students for careers in the fields of counseling and school psychology. 

In these days of spiraling tuition fees and student loan debt, it pays to know your options — in this case, three joint programs of study between the two colleges will enable qualified SUNY Cobleskill graduates in applied psychology to transition seamlessly into specific master’s degree programs at Saint Rose.

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Unhappy with what they say is low pay and inconsistent scheduling, more than 300 College of Saint Rose adjunct professors are preparing to get out the vote in their upcoming union election.

Meet Dr. Carolyn Stefanco, St. Rose's New President

Apr 15, 2014
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The College of St. Rose in Albany has named its 11th president. The St. Rose Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the search committee in its appointment of Dr. Carolyn Stefanco, who has served as the vice president for academic affairs at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. since 2010. Dr. Stefanco, who will assume her new position at St. Rose July 1, will fill the vacancy of Dr. David Szczerbacki. Dr. Stefanco, who served as a Fulbright scholar in Croatia, has also held positions in the California State University system and Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Students at an upstate college are planning a TV "viewing party" Monday.

College of Saint Rose Students, faculty and staff will gather late Monday night at the Touhey Forum for a Student Association-sponsored viewing party to watch on the big screen and cheer as Saint Rose alumnus and Saugerties native Jimmy Fallon debuts as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” 

  College of Saint Rose alumna Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, investigative journalists and authors of a groundbreaking book on the movement toward legalization of marijuana, will read from their new book, A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition, as part of the 2014 Frequency North writers series at The College of Saint Rose on Thursday February 6th.

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals.

Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis.