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A delegation of State University of New York trustees and leaders are calling for increased state investment in SUNY.   

SUNY campus presidents in every region of the state have been holding press events in recent weeks, asking the legislature to “Invest in SUNY” as the system campaigns for the establishment of a SUNY Investment Fund and extension NYSUNY 2020 legislation in the budget.

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The State University of New York has set an ambitious new goal for graduation. The nation’s largest public university system wants to hand out 150,000 diplomas every year by 2020, up from the current 93,000.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher laid out the plans today in her fifth annual State of the University address.

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A year-round farmers’ market in has been launched in downtown Albany.

The farmers’ market at SUNY Plaza comes under Governor Andrew Cuomo's FreshConnect program, giving area farmers the opportunity to market their produce locally. It's also designed to bring fresh food to communities.

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As the Legislature reviews Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $137.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is asking lawmakers to increase aid for the state's community colleges and university hospitals.

Zimpher told the panel of lawmakers at a budget hearing Thursday that $57.3 million is needed to fund nine projects at community colleges in the state. She also pressed for an increase of $250 per full time enrolled student for base operating funds.

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Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who heads the 64-campus SUNY system, set the bar high last year when she outlined goals and strategies designed to move the system to the head of the educational pack: the crown jewel of 2013's address was the three-year program to graduate students faster than the traditional four years of study ...

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This week, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her third annual State of the University Address, highlighting the value of a college degree, and setting an aggressive agenda for the year ahead.  

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher wants the Hudson Valley manufacturing industry and the college system to get on the same page when it comes to preparing students for jobs in their industry. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross has more on Zimpher’s address to the Council of Industry on Tuesday. 

The New York State Attorney General and the office of the Albany County District Attorney will review the findings of a state audit that found highly questionable spending and expenses at the State University of New York Research Foundation.