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WBFO's Mike Desmond

Newspapers don't invent news, but there are people out there that post fake news. That was the topic Monday night from two experts speaking at Canisius College Monday evening.

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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. 

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March Madness will draw thousands of college basketball fans to Buffalo this week. It's the sixth time since 2000 that the city is hosting the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

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Students from across the state are gathering in Albany today to encourage elected officials to commit more resources to student financial aid programs.

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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.

Labor Secretary Tom Perez Running For DNC Chair

Dec 16, 2016

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.

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Canisius College says it has identified all of the individuals involved with a black baby doll found in a dorm elevator last month and related racist social media posts. Two of the students have left the college and the others have been disciplined.

Holocaust Center joins alarm about hate crimes

Dec 9, 2016

In recent months, there has been a surge in reported hate speech - on Jews, Hispanics, Muslims, African Americans, women and members of the LGBTQ community. Now an international group of 90 organizations, including the Holocaust Center of Buffalo, plus 71 Holocaust scholars and educators have signed on to a statement condemning such intolerance.

Trump effect: Calls for ‘sanctuary campuses’

Dec 8, 2016
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A number of University at Buffalo faculty members recently issued a letter to UB president Satish Tripathi to establish a 'sanctuary' campus' for students, faculty, staff and families.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says many are voicing concern with President-elect Donald Trump's proposals to deport or jail millions of undocumented immigrants.   

Black doll with noose found in Canisius dorm building

Nov 9, 2016
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The leader of Canisius College in Buffalo is condemning a disturbing incident that occurred Tuesday night at a campus dorm building.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it's believed to be in response to the result of the presidential election and spoke with two students.

Big boost coming to Canisius College STEM program

Oct 4, 2016
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Canisius College has received a one-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance its STEM learning.   The five year grant will allow the college to provide 700-thousand dollars in scholarships starting in the fall of next year.

Students far from home connect at Canisius College

Aug 29, 2016
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It may be more common on a larger college campus or university, but at Canisius College two young women have traveled thousands of miles to attend the school on Main Street in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the students are from Micronesia.

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Some area high school students set aside their summer break this week to attend a three-day leadership program. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports nearly 50-students attended the Steve Tasker Self-Leadership Experience at Canisius College.

Canisius Golden Griffins coach Jim Baron retires

May 20, 2016
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Canisius College Golden Griffins Men’s Basketball coach Jim Baron is retiring.  The 62-year-old Baron insisted he is in good health, but said he decided it was time to 'step aside' and spend more time with his family.

A teenage girl is dead, and another one in serious condition after two separate shooting incidents in Buffalo Saturday.

Authorities are looking for information regarding a pair of robberies that took place on Friday in Buffalo and Orchard  Park.

People with post-concussion syndrome may benefit from pioneering treatment developed in Buffalo.

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Eight more colleges in New York State have been added to the federal list of schools being investigated for sexual abuse complaints.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says this involves a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo. 

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For local hockey fans and parents, the opening weekend of HarborCenter was a big success.

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Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.

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With a record number of new students enrolled this semester at Buffalo State, some students are being housed at the Canisius College campus on Main Street. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley says both schools are working to respond to complaints of poor dorm conditions.

One of the performers from the legendary 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary will be in Buffalo this week. Noel "Paul" Stookey will hold a performance and lecture at 7 p.m. Friday at Canisius College in the Montante Cultural Center. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Stookey about the famous trio, his songwriting and his activism.

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An expert on modern wars says the situation in the Middle East is so tangled because there are so many players and so many interests. Peter Singer of the Brookings Institution spoke Wednesday at Canisius College.

Canisius College rightsizing to fit lower enrollment

Sep 5, 2014
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High college costs have caused declining enrollment and financial difficulties for some area private colleges. Enrollment is down at both Canisius and Medaille Colleges in Buffalo.

Canisius College hires Collins to lead advancement

Jul 22, 2014

A high-profile public relations expert has been hired by Canisius College in Buffalo to serve as vice president of Institutional Advancement at Canisius.

Autisitic children to attend summerMAX at Canisius

Jun 10, 2014
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Autistic children from across North America are expected at Canisius College for summerMAX, the 12th time the college has hosted the program.

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A civil rights legend will appear in Buffalo Thursday to celebrate Black History month.  Reverend Dr. Cordy Tindell Vivian will be a guest of Canisius College and led students in a reenactment of the Freedom March to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley had a chance to speak with Rev. Vivian about his work that traces back to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man involved in puppy burning arrested for assault

Sep 19, 2013
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The 18-year-old Buffalo man who served six months in prison for the burning of a puppy is in trouble with the law again.

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One of the world's experts on delivering health care says we could learn a lot from what is being done in poor countries to deliver better health care in the United States.

First Jesuit Pope

Mar 14, 2013

The new leader of the Roman Catholic Church is the first Jesuit Pope.