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STEM and the humanities can co-exist (access required)

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Letter to the Editor: In reading Professor Peter E. Knox’s recent guest opinion article entitled, “Is emphasis on STEM learning hurting the humanities?” (RBJ, 3/2/18), I was reminded of the initial angst I felt as we at McQuaid Jesuit began ...

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Budget process remains flawed

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New York passed its fiscal year 2019 budget last weekend, and it was once again the result of a flawed process that is completely lacking in transparency. The budget is negotiated behind closed doors by a small group wielding immense ...

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Fake news is dangerous

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Fake news in this country is a very real threat to our democracy and our civility. We are not talking about fake news as President Donald Trump and several other politicians define it: news that they disagree with or that ...

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Slaughter lived for Rochester

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Whatever your political affiliation, there is no denying Rep. Louise Slaughter’s deep love for her adopted community. The Kentucky native spent nearly half her life working in politics to make the Rochester region better. Slaughter, who died a week ago ...

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Albany needs ethics reform

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The conviction this week of Joseph Percoco, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former aide, on three felony charges is further evidence that Albany is in serious need of significant ethics reform. That need has been apparent for years, and lawmakers—including Cuomo—continue to ...

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Rochester encouraging electric vehicles

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It is heartening to see that the City of Rochester and several local employers are committed to removing obstacles to more widespread electric vehicle ownership. Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular option, as evidenced by the fact that Gov. ...

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This time feels different (access required)

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After the Valentine’s Day shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there was concern that we would see the same cycle we usually see after a mass shooting: officials offering thoughts and prayers, outrage from citizens, proposals for gun reform, then no ...

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