The Saint Rose Chronicle March 2, 2011 Volume LXXIX Issue 19 Serving The College of Saint Rose Community in Albany, New York At Common Council, Community in Favor of New Dorm www.strosechronicle.com A Strong Finish for Both Mens’ and Womens’ Saint Rose Basketball On Wednesday, both mens’ and womens’ basketball teams claimed victory over Le Moyne to end regular season play with 20+ wins, respectively. See Page D12 for the full story. Kelly Pfeister (The Chronicle) The Albany Knickerbockers Keep Rugby Alive and Well Rendering of the proposed dormitory. By IAN BENJAMIN Last Thursday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. the Common Council of the City of Albany held a public hearing at City Hall in order to discuss Ordinance 2.21.11, the permanent closure of a portion of Yates Street. The closure is part Arts Courtesy of the Times Union of what the Council termed the “Saint Rose Project”, which is the planned construction of a new four-storey dormitory between Madison Ave. and Yates St., near Partridge. The new dormitory would create 171 parking spaces and 66 apartments with space to house 225 students. Poets Melissa Border and Aaron Belz visit Saint Rose. See Page A4 A&E Editor Chris Surprenant Critiques new season of The Big Bang Theory. See Page A6 During the hearing interested as well as influential persons from within Saint Rose, Pine Hills and the greater community voiced their opinions and beliefs regarding the new construction and its possible ramifications. Continued on page A3 By ALISON LESTER The many sports teams that Albany provides can be attractive to various athletes and fans, but there’s one club that has existed in the area for decades that locals may not know about—The Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Opinion The Women’s Initiative responds to recent Freshman Perspective. See Page B7 Leigh Ward opines on budget cuts to Planned Parenthood. See Page B8 Football Club. The Albany Knickerbockers are active in Men’s Divisions II and III and Women’s Division II of the New England Rugby Football Union. According to albanyknicks.org, “Now the club Continued on page A2 Sports New Men’s Soccer coach hired. See Page D11. Sam Maxwell Discusses the NBA Mega Teams. See Page D10.