UAlbany President to hold critical conversation on racial relations on campus

ALBANY, N.Y (NEWS10) – UAlbany’s president will be hosting a critical conversation today regarding claims of a racial attack on campus.

Late January, several black students claimed to be attacked while on a CDTA bus because of their race. President Robert Jones says he wants to keep the conversation going about race.

On Tuesday night he is inviting students, faculty and staff to talk about where things stand in the investigation.

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The University Police Department completed their investigation and has since turned the evidence over to the Albany county district attorney’s office. The alleged altercation happened on a Friday night last month on a CDTA bus bringing students to UAlbany’s uptown campus.

Three black female students claimed they were victims of a racially motivated altercation with a group of nearly a dozen white men and women.

Allegations and cellphone videos of the incident quickly gained attention here in the capital region and even around the country.

Tuesday’s night meeting will be in the campus center ballroom at 5:30 p.m.

The only video the public has seen is that cellphone video taken by a bystander on the bus.

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