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CASTING ITS UNFLINCHING
GAZE AT CAPITAL REGION MEDIA SINCE 2004.
FEBRUARY 28, 2005
1800's, Kingston, Ontario girded for an attack from the United States that
never came. The fortress
towers that protected the harbor were never used, but today there's
a different sort of barrage directed at the city, one aimed at former UAlbany
President Karen Hitchcock.
The State Ethics
into Dr. Hitchcock's alleged dealings in Albany have made headlines
on both sides of the border. This is obviously an
awkward situation for her employer, Queens University
---but also for WAMC. Hitchcock co-hosts the station's Best
of Our Knowledge show, a program about education heard on
about a hundred radio stations across America.
Chartock says that for now, Hitchcock remains host. "Quite often
these charges turn out to be baseless and unfair," said Chartock.
"In some cases they even lead to civil actions that lead to libel and slander
suits. She is the head of one of the leading educational institutions
in the world ---if something further develops we always have the option
of taking appropriate action at that time."
BY ALBANY EYE AT 5:32
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