Kim Davis: what to know

September 13, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Kim Davis is a woman whose name has constantly been in headlines for the past week with updates on a story that continues to either disgust or fascinate, (or some combination of the two) most of the American public.

As almost everyone already knows, the story started when Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, was caught refusing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She was held in contempt of court and jailed on Sept. 3, and her attorneys appealed the decision on Sept. 6. Continue reading

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How class cancellations happen

December 8, 2015

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SUNY Oswego in April when the snow was melting, the temperature had spiked and it looked like spring had begun and the next day there were conditions nearing whiteout. | Justine Polonski

OSWEGO, N.Y. – When SUNY Oswego decides to cancel classes for the university as a whole, there is a whole team of people that are involved before students receive the SUNY NY-ALERT notification that lets them know.

The final word comes from Deborah Stanley, the university president (or her designee.) But first, a local forecaster a SUNY Oswego-specific weather forecast that aids in the decision. Once the decision is made on Stanley’s part, the university’s office of communications and marketing takes over to get word out to the campus population. Continue reading