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Michael Odumosu. Photo: Frank Pastizzo.
Michael Odumosu. Photo: Frank Pastizzo.

DA says rape investigation will include other NCCC students

Yesterday, we reported on a North Country Community College student jailed in Essex County after being charged with rape. Michael Odumosu has been held without bail because he's a foreign student and his visa has been suspended. Franklin County District Attorney Dereck Champagne now says a grand jury will likely hear the charges against Odumosu "within the next two or three weeks." He also says more student-athletes at the school are being investigated. Meanwhile, college officials say they're handling of the case was appropriate. Brian Mann has this update.  Go to full article
Michael Odumosu. Photo:  Frank Pastizzo
Michael Odumosu. Photo: Frank Pastizzo

Foreign college student jailed for weeks in Adirondacks, raising questions

A former student from North Country Community College in Saranac Lake remains behind bars this week, following his arrest in mid-December. Michael Odumosu traveled to the North Country from London, England, to play for the school's basketball team. He is accused of raping a young woman in a student apartment just off campus. The charges have also triggered an inquiry by Federal Immigration officials. As Brian Mann reports, Odumosu's supporters are raising questions about the way his case was handled, both by the school and by police.

Correction: North Country Community College officials did make an effort to reach NCPR before this story aired. Tomorrow during regional news, we'll hear from Ed Trathen, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services.  Go to full article

Two community colleges consider closer ties

Two North Country colleges are digesting the recommendations of a report exploring closer collaborations, or even a possible merger. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Deadline pressures possible NCCC move

Lawmakers from Essex and Franklin counties have less than two weeks to decide whether they'll support North Country Community College's proposed move to the former Upstate Biotechnology property just outside Lake Placid. County and local leaders met with the college's trustees yesterday. There was no clear decision on the move, but the clock is ticking. That's what Lake Placid lawyer Jim Brooks, the college's attorney, told the gathering after a presentation on the options for the community college's main campus. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

College narrows campus options

North Country Community College's need for a new main campus could take the school from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. The college board of trustees voted Monday to focus on the current location in Saranac Lake and one other property in Lake Placid, and it looks like they're leaning toward a move.
As Chris Knight reports, two Saranac Lake trustees voted against the resolution.  Go to full article
Restored dress factory in Malone
Restored dress factory in Malone

Malone: Historic Buildings Reclaimed, College Honored

North Country Community College has won an award for the school's work in Malone, to save two historic buildings -- including Ballard Mill, a woolen clothing factory built in the early 1900s. The 4 million dollar project has reshaped the campus on the bank of the Salmon River. As Brian Mann reports, enrollment has doubled over the last two years.  Go to full article

School For Nurses Opens in Saranac Lake

New York faces a deep shortage of nurses and other health care workers. The crisis is so severe that many hospitals are recruiting nurses from overseas. Yesterday in Saranac Lake, North Country Community College dedicated a new nursing school, designed to recruit and train more people from this region. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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