Education

September 21, 2020

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — As St. Bonaventure University begins its fifth full week of in-person instruction, it finds itself in a rare situation.  As colleges and universities across the country, including many in New York, battle with growing coronavirus outbreaks, SBU has confirmed just three ...

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OLEAN, NY — Tim Cox, assistant superintendent for instructional support services for Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), has been named the 2020 recipient of the Jane Bullowa S/CDN Service and Leadership Award by the New York State Staff/Curriculum Development ...

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JAMESTOWN, NY — Sen. George Borrello, whose district includes the Greater Olean area, recently presented Jamestown Community College President Daniel DeMarte with a State Senate proclamation congratulating the college on its 70th anniversary. “We’re proud of our legacy — which includes over ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university began randomized coronavirus surveillance testing on Monday.  According to Tom Missel, SBU’s chief communications officer, St. Bonaventure plans to test 50 to 60 percent of the non-student athlete population over the next eight weeks. The university will test ...

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Jaren English, Ann Lehman and Latoya Pierce will represent St. Bonaventure University on the Atlantic 10 Conference Commission on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Duquesne University President Kenneth Gormley announced formation of the commission on Tuesday. Gormley and La Salle ...

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St. Bonaventure University is one of 66 recipients of Workforce Development Initiative grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy, ...

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CUBA, NY — The Cuba-Rushford School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Monday and Thursday with a “blended learning model” of virtual and in-person classes. The Cuba-Rushford re-opening plan, released on July 31, states that students in K-12 grades will be divided into teams ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library will begin offering Checkers Library TV, a monthly children's show illustrating the benefits of reading, on Monday at 3:30 pm on the library's website and social media accounts. This program is best suited to children 2 to 10 years of age, according to a news ...

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ST BONAVENTURE, NY – After learning of a possible off-campus keg party, the university issued a stern warning to students Saturday evening. “We are hearing of a large party with kegs off campus,” Rob DeFazio, associate dean for student life, wrote in an email to off-campus students. “Please do ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Michael Hogan and Hannah Legacy have been named recipients of TAPinto Greater Olean’s first Public Service Journalism Awards. Hogan was selected for his ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legacy earned her award for a series of stories on Black Lives Matter protests ...

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The Olean Public Library challenges teens and adults to write short stories set in a hypothetical world where all books are banned. The short story contest calls attention to the 2020 theme of Banned Books Week, Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, which is "Censorship Is a Dead End. Find Your Freedom to ...

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OLEAN, NY — Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy opened their doors Tuesday to Montessori through 12th grade students.  The school plans to host students for in-person learning five days a week. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — On Wednesday, Portville Central School will open its doors to students once again. Starting at 7:40 a.m., in-person classes will begin five days a week amid a pandemic that has sent many school districts to online or hybrid forums for education. Portville Superintendent Thomas ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Tuesday, the university added a third case of coronavirus to its case tracker, indicating that two of the cases are active. The tracker provides no details about the person who tested positive.  Also, on Tuesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed a new ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday voiced strong concerns over coronavirus outbreaks on college campuses. “Colleges are a problem and will continue to be a problem,” he said during a briefing reporters. Cuomo said the outbreaks are a problem throughout the nation, as well as within New York ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university will conduct judicial hearings later this week to determine the severity of the punishments for the 28 suspended students who attended an unruly on-campus party Saturday night at Gardens Apartments East A.  Tom Missel, SBU’s chief communications officer, told ...

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The Olean City School District will begin hybrid learning on the first day of school on Wednesday. Students, who are used to walking down crowded hallways, stopping at lockers to chat and sitting in clusters at desks, will find themselves facing a different reality during their in-person sessions ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — One SBU student-athlete tested positive for coronavirus during last week’s initial screening of approximately 320 athletes and a handful of athletics staff members who work closely with them.  According to a statement issued by the SBU athletic department, the individual ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Members of the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will not attend classes Monday because they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Athletics notified faculty Monday about the potential exposure but has not yet ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University officials have suspended 28 students who gathered together in Gardens Apartments East A, one of the university’s on-campus residence halls, on Saturday evening.   A student who hosted the gathering that led to the suspensions spoke to TAPinto ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - University officials are suspending 28 students after breaking up a large-scale gathering at an on-campus apartment Saturday night.  According to multiple students, the incident occurred at Garden Apartment East, which is located on the east side of campus, and the ...

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OLEAN, NY — The fall session of TECH Launch, a certificate program geared toward helping people find focus and develop skills for employment, higher education or entrepreneurship, will begin Sept. 14 at Boundless Connections Technology Center, 160 N. Union St. TECH Launch, a collaboration ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Race Unity Circle of Olean Book Club has selected choices through the end of 2020. The group will meet at 7 p.m. on the final Tuesday of every month at a location to be determined. Suggestions for meeting spots are welcome. The Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., may not be ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university will implement a randomized coronavirus testing and surveillance plan at some point during the fall semester, Tom Missel, SBU’s chief communications officer, confirmed to TAPinto Greater Olean Friday night.  The plan calls for testing a percentage of SBU’s ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university reported its first positive COVID-19 case of the fall semester on Friday at 9:05 p.m., identifying the person as a student living off campus. A Notice Board posting to the St. Bonaventure community gave the following details: The student had self-quarantined ...

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Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center employees packed 450 backpacks with school supplies during August to benefit elementary school students in districts near the two facilities. The 10-year-old program, conducted at both Upper Allegheny Health System facilities, benefits ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — As St. Bonaventure University continues to carefully navigate through unprecedented waters this semester, the university already has started planning for the spring.  And the spring semester may not look any different from the fall.  “Based on the information we have ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — One of the most unfortunate byproducts of the coronavirus pandemic hit the SBU class of 2020 hard.  A video ceremony recorded for YouTube took the place of the scheduled May 2020 commencement, and as it concluded, SBU President Dr. Dennis DePerro promised the class the ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — In-person classes begin at Allegany-Limestone Elementary School on Thursday.  Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the first day of class will be the oddest in the school’s history. According to the Allegany-Limestone Central School District’s 35-page reopening document, all ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY —  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued guidance last week for coronavirus infection rates on college campuses and mitigation actions schools must take when the infection rate rises above certain levels. Cuomo stated that any institution with 100 active COVID-19 cases or an outbreak ...

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