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Today we’re talking about the very important topic of self-defense. We have two self-defense experts in the studio with us today to answer your questions about self-defense and self-defense techniques. John Borter is owner and head instructor of the Modern Self-Defense Academy here in Albany, and Dan Tuczinski, a self-defense instructor and a lawyer specializing in legal issues surrounding self-defense.

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Students at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs Friday gathered to protest a readmission hearing for a student suspended for sexual misconduct and to support victims of sexual violence.

Ahead of a scheduled readmission hearing for a student sanctioned by Skidmore College for violating the campus’ policy on sexual misconduct, the national debate over campus sexual assault has found new voices among students in Saratoga Springs.

The issue of reporting campus sexual and gender-based misconduct has been at the forefront lately. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking private colleges and universities to adopt uniform assault reporting procedures. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading a charge nationally to combat campus sexual assault and violence.

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Former President Jimmy Carter spoke about his latest book, which touches on the issue of gender equality, at Yale University Tuesday afternoon.

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October is recognized in New York State and nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Schenectady, New York, the Union College men's hockey team is partnering with student leaders to combat domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses.  Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy  joined the leaders and athletes as they issued the challenge Tuesday afternoon at the Nott Memorial on the Union Campus.

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New England's largest colleges reported about 40 percent more sexual assaults last year when compared to 2012, an increase experts attribute to heightened awareness of the problem and more victims coming forward.

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New York Governor Cuomo made a rare appearance before the State University of New York Board of Trustees to urge them to pass a system wide set of policies on how to respond to sexual assault and rape on campus.

Bard College Receives Grant To Reduce Sexual Assault

Sep 26, 2014

A college in Dutchess County has received a grant to reduce sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking.

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Colleges and universities could be held more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by New York's Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"My office has heard from many survivors about campus sexual assaults in America. These young women have been demanding that Congress help stop the endless wave of campus sexual assaults, and I share their outrage."  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, charges America is going through an "epidemic of campus sexual assault." 

Albany Law School's Pro Bono Program and the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center will hold the 33rd Annual "Take Back the Night" rally against sexual violence today.

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