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4/19/18 Panel

9 hours ago

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, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois and Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius Kelly.

Jimmy Patsos
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COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

Under investigation for alleged mistreatment of a student manager, Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos resigned Friday after five seasons with the Saints. Patsos had three more years and over $1 million remaining on his contract. 

4/13/18 Panel

Apr 13, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, Counter-Terrorism Expert Malcolm Nance, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos is denying allegations of verbally abusing a team manager.

4/6/18 Panel

Apr 6, 2018

    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 Judith Enck, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti.

4/5/18 Panel

Apr 5, 2018

 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, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois and Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius Kelly.

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Five regional college presidents gathered Wednesday to discuss the impact of higher education on the Capital Region economy. 

2/16/18 Panel

Feb 16, 2018

    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 Judith Enck, and Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti .

2/15/18 Panel

Feb 15, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, Siena College Comparative Politics Professor Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Editor of The Daily Gazette Judy Patrick.

2/1/18 Panel

Feb 1, 2018

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Comparative Politics Professor Vera Eccarius-Kelly and Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois.

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Siena College assistant professor of political science Dr. Daniel Lewis has written a new book on transgender people. “The Remarkable Rise Of Transgender Rights” will be published early next year. 

With higher education becoming more expensive, students looking to maximize their college experiences are getting help from their schools.

Leonard Cutler
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In his first major address since being inaugurated last month, President Trump will speak to a joint session of Congress tonight. The Republican is expected to detail his legislative priorities for the coming year. The speech comes at a time of flux in Washington as the upstart White House shakes up the federal government. Dr. Leonard Cutler, an expert on presidential power and intelligence-gathering, is chair of the political science department at Siena College.

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When you stop and think about it, a bachelor’s degree in, well just about anything, is pretty much a one size fits all exercise.  Students take the same classes from the same instructors and take the same exams. But that could be changing. So after talking about degrees in Homeland Security and Gaming in the past two weeks, today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about a new customizable business degree program.

We’ll also talk about big data…it’s everywhere.

And we’ll spend an academic minute with the story of the only female governor in the US to die in office.

Siena College has taken the wraps off a new bachelor's degree in nursing program. 

  The Musicians of Ma'alwyck will be presenting a special collaborative concert this Sunday with the Siena College Chorus and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Timothy Reno celebrating the Suffragettes and the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Titled a "Declaration of Sentiments," the concert will feature works of American female composers Marion Bauer, Amy Beach, and Daybreak of English composer, Rebecca Clarke. They will also present the world premiere of a work based on Suffragette texts by Kathleen Ballantyne.

The event will be held at Druthers Brewery on Broadway in Albany. We welcome: Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Director of Musicians of Ma'alwyck and Jennifer Dorsey who heads the McCormick Center at Siena College.

The latest Siena College poll finds that most people agree with the corruption conviction of the state’s former longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was found guilty on seven counts two weeks ago.

NOAO/AURA/NSF

A while back we had a great discussion about cosmic voids…and how they are everywhere and take up a huge amount of space in the universe. One thing we heard about that day was Dark Energy. Now, scientists from around the country are launching a new project that hopes to expand our understanding just what the heck that is!

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to one of the researchers chosen to participate in the DESI Project.

We’ll also keep it dark by spending an academic minute learning a little more about Dark Matter.

Siena College today inaugurated Brother Ed Coughlin as its 11th president.

Poll: $15 Minimum Wage Resonates With New York Dems

Sep 24, 2015

A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for a phased in $15 an hour minimum wage is resonating among his base group of supporters. The Siena poll also finds the governor’s job approval rating is still at near record low levels.

The Vatican

    

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive at Andrews Air Force Base at around 4pm, where he will be greeted by President and Mrs. Obama. Here to discuss the Pope's visit is Brother Ed Coughlin, President of Siena College.

Siena College adjuncts and visiting professors voted to form a collective bargaining unit affiliated with Service Employees International Union.

Cuomo Lagging In Latest Siena Poll

May 26, 2015
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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol. 

Poll: Cuomo's Ratings At Lowest Point Yet

May 26, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office.

Geoffrey Canada has devoted his life to help change the quality of life of inner city children across the United States. From 1990 to 2014, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Harlem Children’s Zone, an organization which has guided more than 13,000 children and 14,000 adults through programs which focus on education, housing development, and community pride. In response to the program’s success, the Obama administration announced a replica program, Promise Neighborhoods, which in 2010 was awarded $10 million in federal grants in hopes of aiding 21 poverty-stricken communities in U.S. cities.

In 2011, Geoffrey Canada was named to the TIME 100 list of most influential people, and, in 2014, was named as one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders in the world. He will be speaking at Siena College’s Marcelle Athletic Complex on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. as part of Siena’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change. 

   In the summer of 2009, as she was covering the uprisings in Tehran for the New York Times, Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi received a phone call. “They have given your photo to snipers,” a government source warned her. Soon after, with undercover agents closing in, Fathi fled the country with her husband and two children, beginning a life of exile.

In The Lonely War, Fathi interweaves her story with that of the country she left behind, showing how Iran is locked in a battle between hardliners and reformers that dates back to the country’s 1979 revolution. Fathi was nine years old when that uprising replaced the Iranian shah with a radical Islamic regime.

Women Against War has brought Nazila Fathi to the Albany area to speak about Iran and about growing up in Iran and pursuing a career as a journalist reporting from Tehran. She will speak at Siena College from 4:30 – 6 PM today. The lecture will take place in the Kuhn Boland Room in Building #15 on the Siena Map.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Siena College has picked its 11th president.  Brother Edward Coughlin, who prefers to be called "Brother Ed," has hit the hallowed Siena grounds just outside Albany running, and believes the timing is "just right."

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Siena College has its next president: Dr. F. Edward Coughlin is taking over the Loudonville school as its 11th president, effective immediately. Siena says the Franciscan brother has more than 40 years experience in higher education, including as Vice President for Franciscan mission at St. Bonaventure. He had been serving as Siena’s interim president since August, when Kevin Mullen resigned.

    

In Karin Lin-Greenberg’s Faulty Predictions, young characters try to find their way in the world and older characters confront regrets. The collection of short stories won the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction from the University of Georgia Press.

Karin Lin-Greenberg is earned an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Temple University, and an AB from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught composition, literature, and creative writing courses at Missouri State University, the College of Wooster, and Appalachian State University. Currently, she lives in upstate New York and is an assistant professor in the English Department at Siena College.

A new survey in New York’s 18th Congressional District shows the Republican challenger leading the incumbent. The survey is out ahead of a debate this evening.

The Siena College survey released October 15 re-contacted 253 likely voters from a sample of 590 voters in a poll from early September and found Republican Nan Hayworth with an 11-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney, 52 percent to 41 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg underscores that the survey is not a poll and is unscientific.

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