Issues: Higher Education

Senator Klein Speaks at SUNY Maritime’s Annual Cadet Swearing-in Ceremony

State Senator Jeff Klein addresses those in attendance at SUNY Maritime’s annual cadet swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

August 24, 2015
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GRIFFO: NEW JOBS, INVESTMENT IN NANO UTICA MEANS POTENTIAL 'ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION' FOR MOHAWK VALLEY

This week, the Mohawk Valley embraced its next step in the future of nanotechnology and the potential for the kind of economic transformation that we’ve all been striving for.

August 21, 2015
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Undergraduate Program

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The Senate Undergraduate Session Assistants Program offers approximately 30 talented undergraduate students an opportunity to experience state government and the legislative process, through their participation in an on-site, academic enriching, and career building work experience. The Program runs about four months, beginning in early January and ending in late April.

August 21, 2015
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SUNY NEW PALTZ CUTS RIBBON ON NEW 225-BED RESIDENCE HALL

Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon on the campus of SUNY New Paltz for Ridgeview Hall, a modern 225 bed residence hall that will begin housing students this fall. The 69,000 square foot facility is the 14th residence hall on campus, and with its completion, will allow SUNY New Paltz to house 3,250 students. Construction of the $33 million residence hall got underway in December of 2013 and created 170 construction jobs.

August 11, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC CONGRATULATES NEW SUNY ORANGE PRESIDENT DR. KRISTINE YOUNG

Senator Bonacic met today with Dr. Kristine Young and congratulated  her on her appointment as the new President of SUNY Orange. Also attending the meeting was Vinnie Cazzetta, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at SUNY Orange. Dr. Young began her service at SUNY Orange on June 8th, and prior to her appointment served for 17 years as the Vice-President for Academic Services at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.

July 13, 2015
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RIT Announces MAGIC Center

It was an exciting day yesterday as RIT announced plans for its multimillion dollar MAGIC Center. The MAGIC Center will be home to RITs media and game design facility, a rapidly growing industry in New York and nationwide. This facility will increase RIT's ability to offer this development program to more students, and will help move New York to the top of the digital and game industry. 

July 10, 2015
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Statement from Senator Young on funding for Alfred University and Alfred State College

Today’s announcement of funding for Alfred University and Alfred State College is exciting news for economic development in Allegany County. The Center for High-Temperature Characterization at Alfred University, and the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Center at Alfred State College’s Wellsville Campus, will provide students using these facilities with a world-class education in state-of-the-art practices for advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing remains an integral part of our economy in the Southern Tier, and preparing people of all ages for careers in fields where good-paying jobs are open immediately is an important step in jumpstarting our state’s economy.

 

July 9, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan's Remarks During "Enough Is Enough" Bill Signing

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) speaks as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Enough is Enough" bill signing event - July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan Joins Governor Cuomo For Signing Of "Enough Is Enough" Legislation

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials at the official signing of the  “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide.  The new law requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the

July 7, 2015
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Dr. Una Clarke Confirmed as CUNY Board Member

Senator Montgomery with Dr. Una Clarke following the confirmation of Dr. Clarke's nomination to the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees. Dr. Clarke is a former Flatbush City Councilwoman and mother to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES MINEOLA RESIDENT TO THE STATE CAPITOL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed Mineola resident David Rodriguez to the State Capitol.

     David, a John Jay College student pursuing a degree in Forensic Science, is part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). Members of the program came to Albany to be recognized by the Senate during a recent legislative session.

     Senator Martins is pictured with David Rodriguez in the Senate Chambers.

June 23, 2015
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Press Conference at Daemen College

Amherst, NY - Daemen College hosted a press conference with Senator Ranzenhofer to announce that he has secured a $480,000 state grant to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center at the college’s Research and Information Commons building. This is believed to be the second largest state grant ever received in the college’s history. Click here for more information. 

June 22, 2015
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Murphy passes 'Enough is Enough' law to combat sexual assault on college campuses

ALBANY, NY - Yesterday the New York State Senate passed landmark legislation, advocated by Senator Terrence Murphy, to fight against sexual violence on college campuses by creating a uniform definition for affirmative consent. Supporters of the bill are applauding what they say is its comprehensive approach to help make every college and university campus throughout New York State more safe and secure.

June 18, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair Thursday, June 18, 2015 332 CAP

COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR

June 18, 3:46 PM - 4:05 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW PROTECTIONS FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT ON COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation to help protect students from sexual violence on college campuses. The legislation, which Senator Martins supported, takes a comprehensive approach to help make every college and university campus throughout New York State more safe and secure. 

June 17, 2015
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Keeping College Campuses Safe: Griffo joins Senate in passing bill to protect students from sexual assaults

ALBANY – Senator Joseph Griffo joined the New York State Senate today in passing crucial legislation that would help protect students against sexual violence on college campuses.

June 17, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Students From Sexual Assault On College And University Campuses

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate today passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses.  The bill (S5965) is sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District), Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, and takes a comprehensive approach to help make every c

June 17, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill Protecting Students From Sexual Assault On College and University Campuses

The New York State Senate today passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses.

June 17, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill Protecting Students from Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

The New York State Senate has passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses. The bill (S5965) takes a comprehensive approach to help make every college and university campus throughout New York State more safe and secure. In 2014, members of the Senate Higher Education Committee convened a roundtable of advocates, legislators, college and

June 17, 2015
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