New York News
12:34 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

National Coalition Will Discuss Higher Education Issues In Albany

Officials from state-run colleges and universities across the nation will gather near Albany this weekend to discuss the issues facing public higher education. Eileen Landy is the Statewide Secretary of United University Professions, the union that represents faculty and staff at the State University of New York, and she is a member of the committee that created the Campaign for the Future of Public Education.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Empire State College Inaugurates New President

Dr. Merodie Hancock
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

In Saratoga Springs, officials from the State University of New York gathered to attend the inauguration of the fourth president of Empire State College.

At a ceremony held during SUNY’s annual All College Conference at the Saratoga Springs City Center, Dr. Merodie Hancock was officially inaugurated as the fourth president of Empire State College.

Hancock was asked how she felt being the first woman to head the Empire State College network.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Professor, Student Discuss Lobbying Effort On Higher Ed Day

State Capitol

Today is higher education day at the State Capitol in Albany. SUNY faculty and students are urging the legislature and the governor to boost funding for the system. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke about the lobbying effort with SUNY professor Dr. Eileen Landy, Secretary of the Faculty Union, UUP, and SUNY student Rita Yelda.

New York News
3:31 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

SUNY 2014 State of the University Address Pushes Online Learning

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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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New York News
7:00 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students


State officials say 6,000 high school students from across New York will be able to earn an associate degree at no cost under a program designed to land them jobs when they graduate.

Governor  Andrew Cuomo says  that 16 high schools have been selected to be part of public-private partnerships designed to prepare students for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and health care. The students will earn both an associate degree and a high school degree under the state's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, or P-Tech.

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New York News
12:21 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Reporter Scott Waldman On SUNY Graduation Rates

Scott Waldman
Credit Times Union

There was a time not too long ago when a young person went to college and four years later came out with a diploma. But there's a new normal when it comes to undergraduate education. Many students now take more than four years to get a degree, sometimes as long as six years, and sometimes the freshmen never make it to graduation, dropping out before the degree is in hand.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 13, 2013

8/13/13 - Panel

  Today's panelsists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union

Topics include:
Bulger Verdict
Drug Sentences
Stop and Frisk
Bigger Hospitals and Bills
SUNY Grads
Lord & Taylor Returning to the Capital Region

Central New York News
1:53 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Central NY Nano-watch

The success of the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has inspired a push for a similar nanotechnolgy center in Central New York ...

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12:01 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Paul Agris, SUNY Albany RNA Institute - Unlocking Medical Secrets With RNA

Dr. Paul Agris
Credit SUNY Albany

A cure for cancer - it could well be the most invigorating , but frustrating goal for medical research, but the work at a lab in Albany may help to end the scourge of cancer one day.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fracking Not Currently in NY's Economic Development Plans

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at today's "Tax-Free NY" event at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the SUNY Albany.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo, who still has not issued a decision on whether hydro fracking should be allowed in New York,  is backing further away from the controversial gas drilling process in his economic development plans for the future.  

Two years ago, Governor Cuomo considered hydro fracking a key component of his plans for economic development in the faltering upstate regions of the state. 

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