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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has gone to bat for college students: he's calling on his Senate colleagues to immediately reauthorize and extend a 60-year old financial aid program that he says has enabled millions of students to attend college.


University at Albany President Robert Jones this week delivered his State of the University Address. President since 2013, Jones says the university must turn around enrollment, which has lagged in recent years, setting a goal of 20,000 students by 2020. Jones spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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Two young men have been arrested following the death of a 19-year-old New York state university student who drank an excessive amount of alcohol.

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There were two major announcements Thursday at the University at Albany.

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The University at Albany and Albany Law School have announced a deeper affiliation that officials say creates important new academic opportunities for students, novel research and grant prospects for faculty, and advances the region’s role as a leader in higher education and innovation.


News is just reaching many New Yorkers that a recent University at Albany graduate was killed in Asia. 


This week the White House announced opposition to so-called "conversion therapy." The disclosure coincides with the 20th annual Northeast LGBT College Conference set for tonight at the University at Albany.

Court papers filed in connection with a New York college student's alcohol-related death reveal he drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka during what college officials say was the hazing of pledges at an unsanctioned fraternity.

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The NCAA Tournament field was unveiled last night, and Capital Region fans rejoiced to see the University at Albany men’s basketball team in the bracket for a third straight year. But before they could enjoy Selection Sunday, the Great Danes barely survived Saturday.

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In men’s college basketball in the America East, UAlbany will see Stony Brook tomorrow at 11 a.m. for a chance at the championship title. La Salle topped UMass 76-69 in the Atlantic 10. UConn bested South Florida 69-43 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference.