Issues: Higher Education

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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Volunteer First Responders Get Support from Senator Young

Legislation expresses appreciation for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians

 

ALBANY – In communities across Western New York and beyond, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians serve on the front lines of public safety, answering the sound of the alarm, in response to fire, medical emergency or natural disaster.

 

In recognition of this selfless sacrifice to our communities, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) and her colleagues recently passed several measures to provide additional tax and education benefits to those who serve.

 

June 16, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education  Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair  Tuesday, June 16, 2015  Room 332 CAP

COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR

June 16, 1:16 PM - 1:37 PM
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Senate Passes Bill to Provide SUNY and CUNY with Five-Year Capital Plans

The New York State Senate this week passed legislation (S5217), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jeffe

June 12, 2015
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Measure Encouraging Women and Minorities to Pursue Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S1960) sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester) that would provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) grants to en

June 11, 2015
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Italian American Legislators Scholarship

Congratulations to Julianna Gatto, a senior at Gates Chili High School, for receiving a $2,500 scholarship from the Italian American State Legislators Conference. Julianna is the Gates Chili Class of 2015 Valedictorian, a member of the Marching Band and National Honor Society, an accomplished gymnast, and an avid volunteer in her church youth group. I was pleased to nominate and present Julianna with this scholarship yesterday afternoon at the State Capitol, she is certainly most deserving. Once again, congratulations to Julianna, she should be proud of all of her hard work and dedication. 

June 9, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC CELEBRATES THE SERVICE OF SUNY ORANGE PRESIDENT BILL RICHARDS

(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic was pleased to join members of the community and local officials last evening at the retirement celebration of SUNY Orange President Dr. Bill Richards at Kaplan Hall in Newburgh. Dr. Richards has served as the President of SUNY Orange since 2003 and during his tenure has been a tremendous advocate for the students and faculty at the institution.

June 5, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education  Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Room 807 LOB

June 2, 12:30 PM - 12:52 PM
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Honor and Help Veterans in New York

The New York State Senate today passed 14 measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate today also celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

May 19, 2015
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