Adelphi University’s Exploring Critical Issues Discusses School Safety

Program Airs in NY and CT on Cablevision 29 and 137 and Verizon FiOS 296 and streams simultaneously at

Exploring Critical Issues, the award-winning televised series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott, continues to bring expert panelists together to discuss important current topics. The latest edition will discuss the crucial topic of school safety. It will air for two weeks, beginning on December 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

“We remember Sandy Hook, which left 20 children and six adults dead,” said Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott. “What is the likelihood that gun sprees such as this will continue? What is the history of school violence? How do we create safe and nurturing environments in order to prevent violence?”

Joining Dr. Scott to explore this critical issue are Gene Palma, assistant vice president for Public Safety and Transportation at Adelphi University; Dr. Jennifer Durham, associate professor at Adelphi University; Dr. Dana Boccio, assistant professor at Adelphi University; and Gary Shapiro, commanding officer of the Community Affairs division of the Nassau County Police Department.

“School Safety” airs in New York and Connecticut on Cablevision 29 (Long Island) and 137 (Connecticut and New York area outside of Long Island) and FiOS 296 (New York and Fairfield, CT). It will also stream simultaneously at on the airdates and times as follows:

  • Sunday, December 21 and December 28 at 10:00 PM
  • Monday, December 22 and December 29 at 10:30 PM
  • Friday, December 26 and January 2 at 1:30 PM
  • Sunday, December 28 and January 4 at 7:00 AM

Seen by nearly ten million households, Exploring Critical Issues has earned four Telly Awards (the cable equivalent of an Emmy) and the 2013 MarCom Gold Award for the Critical Regional Public Policy Issues (broadcast and cable) Campaign. As the engaged University, Adelphi is proud to sponsor Exploring Critical Issues to provide scholars, advocates and other distinguished guests with a forum in which to examine important local, regional, national and global topics, including the environment, health, business, the arts, politics, law and government regulations.


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Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.