Two weekends ago, a false alarm was sent to Canadians living within 10 kilometers of the Pickering, Ontario nuclear power generation station, advising of an "incident" on the plant grounds. There was no such incident and officials say the message was inadvertently sent to the public. But what if there ever were a real incident at the plant? It's closer to Western New York than many may realize.
With American higher education changing rapidly, Canisius College is using its 150th anniversary to examine the role played by Catholic universities. Three presidents from major Jesuit universities will speak during the course of the academic year. Opening the series this week was Fordham University President Joseph McShane.
At the corner of Florida Street and Spillman Place are seven row houses. "They're awesome," was the description of the century-old structures offered by Buffalo Rising co-founder George Johnson despite their current, underused condition.
Buffalo Rising co-founder George Johnson appears on WBFO's Press Pass.
Canisius College is celebrating the end of a longtime neighborhood revitalization project. The final house acquired and rehabilitated through the Hamlin Park Initiative is now completely fixed and available for purchase.
Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone says comes away from the meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore "astonished, shocked and dismayed" that action was not taken on priest abuse. However, he believes the Vatican's postponement may be because of the global nature of the crisis.
WBFO's Jay Moran talks with Buffalo Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Malone
Another large student housing complex is coming to Main Street in Buffalo, as the University at Buffalo Medical School and all other branches of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus attract rising numbers of students.
The leader of Canisius College in Buffalo is condemning the Catholic Church in wake of the priest sexual abuse scandal. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met Canisius President John Hurley in his office where he is calling on the Catholic Church to allow women to play a role in restoring faith in the church.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley sat down with Canisius College president John Hurley.
After some final tinkering with the design, the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a massive graduate student housing complex at Main Street and Hertel Avenue. Digging may start within weeks on an environmental cleanup, clearing the way for the complex.
With pressure from President Trump for teachers to be armed in the wake of the school massacre in Florida, there is also increasing pressure for armed college professors with the dorm shootings at Central Michigan University.
In his lifetime, journalist and author Roland Martin says African Americans have made a lot of progress, but there remains a long way to go. Martin spoke at Canisius College Tuesday at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Afro-American society.
Canisius College in Buffalo is ready to launch a new teacher residency program. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley say the college's Center for Urban Education will establish the program to prepare future educators.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Canisius College in Buffalo is ready to launch a new teacher residency program.
American schools often demonstrate racial inequality with less money to help those who need the most. That was a topic Thursday night in the symposium "A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity" at Canisius College.
Admitting that enrollment is down and that they're facing competition from other local colleges and New York State's Excelsior tuition program, Canisius College is lowering its cost for full-time undergraduates next academic year.
Canisius College this week welcomed two of the national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, which mobilized 5 million people worldwide and became the largest coordinated peace protest in U.S. history.
Understanding cultural diversity in classrooms, especially in urban schools is the focus of a new Center for Urban Education at Canisius College in Buffalo. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the center will provide future teacher training for urban classrooms.
WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Canisius College has a new Center for Urban Education to provide future teacher training for urban classrooms.
It's one of the most poverty-stricken places on earth, with weather, earthquakes and politics making bad things worse. Several local organizations work in Haiti, especially in the southern peninsula, hammered by Hurricane Matthew in October.
The contest to see who will be the next leader of the Democratic National Committee has just gotten much more interesting — it's also looking a bit like a proxy battle between President Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders.