New York News
12:15 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Assembly Hearing To Feature A Push For More Aid For Part Time Students

Next week, an Assembly Committee will hold a hearing on improving access to financial aid for college students.  One of the issues will be better access for part time community college students, who are the fastest growing group of students.

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New York News
12:11 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

SUNY Research Foundation President Departs For Illinois

The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next president.

The university announced Wednesday that the 62-year-old Killeen will become president when current President Robert Easter retires in June.

The 67-year-old Easter became president in 2012 during a period of turmoil.

Both of his predecessors, Michael Hogan and B. Joseph White, resigned under pressure. Easter is credited by many with overseeing a relatively calm period.

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New York News
1:29 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Cuomo Announces New Anti-Sexual Assault Measures For SUNY

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Cuomo made a rare appearance before the State University of New York Board of Trustees to urge them to pass a system wide set of policies on how to respond to sexual assault and rape on campus.

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New York News
1:02 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

SUNY System To Get New Sexual Violence Policy

New York is implementing new rules to address sexual violence at its state universities. The policy will include a statewide training program for campus police, and the creation of a single, statewide definition of sexual consent for all of the 64 SUNY campuses.

Each campus will also have to ensure students can report sexual violence to campus law enforcement or the local police department.

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New York News
6:59 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

NY Awards 9 Outstanding Performers In Energy Efficiency


Seven public entities and two individuals in health, transportation and higher education from across New York have been honored with the first BuildSmart NY Awards.

The New York Power Authority held its first BuildSmart NY Innovators Summit Tuesday at The Desmond Hotel in Colonie, outside Albany. The awards recognize leadership and excellence in building energy performance and innovative uses of clean energy solutions in public facilities. The goal is driving down government operating expenses, saving taxpayers millions of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Capital Region News
6:11 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Nano Deal Evaporates

Alain E. Kaloyeros: Chief Executive Officer and Officer in Charge, the newly merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT institution
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Citing "misinformation in the media" that led to a "misunderstanding of the intent of the application," the Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering withdrew its application to the Albany County Industrial Development Agency for financing for a new building at the Washington Avenue complex. 

The under-construction $200 million ZEN building will house renewable energy and clean-tech research. It is designed to operate as a zero-energy building — or ZEN — that generates its own power. Although located in the Albany city limits, it will generate zero tax dollars.

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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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