Issues: Higher Education

Statement On 2011 Legislative Session

ALBANY, 06/23/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on the close of the 2011 legislative session:

“Albany is functioning again and a number of my top priorities were realized during the 2011 legislative session as a result.  The prime focus was on economic issues – improving the bottom line for families, individuals and seniors and enhancing growth opportunities for our small businesses – and the accomplishments are evident.

June 24, 2011
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Gallivan Praises Passage of SUNY 2020

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R, C, I – 59th District) announced tonight that he and his Senate colleagues passed legislation instituting a rational tuition policy for the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The program, formally titled SUNY 2020, provides for reasonable and predictable tuition increases at SUNY schools across the state.

June 24, 2011
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Senate Passes NY-SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to establish the NY-SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program that includes capital funds for investments in economic expansion and job creation at the four SUNY University Centers, as well as a predictable and rational plan for SUNY tuition that will allow students and families to plan for tuition costs. The bill (S.5855) represents a three-way agreement among the Governor, Senate and Assembly.

June 24, 2011
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Bill To Establish Naturopathic Doctors As Licensed Professionals In New York State Passes Senate.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I- Port Jefferson) said today that a bill he sponsored to establish naturopathic doctors as licensed professionals in New York State has passed the Senate. This legislation also includes specific requirements for the education and residency training for naturopaths, the creation of a state board for naturopathy, and continuing education provisions.

June 23, 2011
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NBC: Bill by Sen. Espaillat will increase penalties on those who sell 'nutcracker' drinks

Pols Want to Clamp Down on Sugary Booze Sales to Minors

June 8, 2011

By Zachary Kussin

Bodegas and stores that sell a sweetened alcoholic beverage known as "nutcrackers" to underage customers could soon face tough penalties --including fines and jail time.

The so-called "Nutcracker Bill," which unanimously passed a vote in the New York State Senate on Monday, comes after investigators found that barbershops and small grocery stores around the five boroughs had been selling the mixed drinks to minors.

The drinks are generally made of hard liquor, like vodka or rum, and highly sweetened juice or Kool-Aid. The beverages seem to be especially targeted to teens because they are cheap and sugary.

June 17, 2011
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Griffo Secures Final Passage of Bill to Support Clarkson Development

Griffo Secures Final Passage of Bill to Support Clarkson Development

June 17, 2011
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Senator Oppenheimer gives commencement address to 2011 graduates of Long Island University, Westchester/Rockland Campuses

On May 18, 2011, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer gave the commencement address at Long Island University's Westchester and Rockland campuses.  Congratulating the Class of 2011, the Senator shared some of the lessons she has learned and the advice she found useful in her own journey to a fulfilling life and career.

June 14, 2011
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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 7, 2011 Room 807 LOB

June 7, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
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Griffo Bill to Exempt New York Grads From Vaccination Paperwork Passes Senate

Griffo Bill to Cut Red Tape, Mandated Costs Passed by Senate

June 3, 2011
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SUNY Rational Tuition Policy

ALBANY, 06/02/11 – New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I, Oneonta) and Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes (D, Buffalo) today were joined by State University of New York (SUNY) officials in calling for the immediate passage of legislation establishing a rational tuition policy for SUNY.

Enactment of a five-year, fair, predictable and responsible tuition plan for SUNY will protect access and affordability, allow students and families to plan for the cost of their education, and ensure that additional tuition revenue is invested in campus improvements and program development.

June 2, 2011
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Seward: Rational Tuition Policy For SUNY A Priority

ALBANY, 06/02/11 – New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I, Oneonta) and Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes (D, Buffalo) today were joined by State University of New York (SUNY) officials in calling for the immediate passage of legislation establishing a rational tuition policy for SUNY.

Enactment of a five-year, fair, predictable and responsible tuition plan for SUNY will protect access and affordability, allow students and families to plan for the cost of their education, and ensure that additional tuition revenue is invested in campus improvements and program development.

June 2, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Recognized as Woman of Distinction

Senator Montgomery Recognized as Woman of Distinction During May’s “International Victorious Woman Month”Senator Honored by NYU and People’s World

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) recently received two awards, which distinguish her as a visionary leader who is committed to ensuring that all people have equal access to quality education and every opportunity for positive life experiences.

Senator Montgomery was presented the Distinguished Alumna Award by the New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

May 25, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 807 LOB

May 24, 12:30 PM - 12:41 PM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Room 807 LOB

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Sponsor

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1789

Stavisky

An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing a program fee option for graduate students

May 17, 12:30 PM - 12:38 PM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Room 807 LOB

May 10, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Room 807 LOB

May 3, 12:30 PM - 1:02 PM
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Senator Griffo Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Awards Geared Towards Italian-American Students

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C, IP - Rome) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four scholarships to be awarded on June 6th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.

April 20, 2011
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R.I.T. Breaks Ground for Golisano Institute for Sustainability

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach spoke at, and took part in, a groundbreaking ceremony at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The school broke ground on the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and will provide a showcase for green construction and design. RIT received a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Construction Grant Program for the facility and $10 million in funding from the state of New York to assist with construction.

April 18, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Room 807 LOB

April 12, 12:30 PM - 1:04 PM
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Internships Available with Senator Kennedy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, invites students to apply for an internship in his office. An internship in Senator Kennedy’s office will provide qualified students with the opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand experience in working to build a stronger and more prosperous future in Western New York and across the state. Openings are available in the Western New York and Albany offices.

“It is an honor to represent our community and to spend every day working to push Western New York forward along the path to prosperity,” Senator Kennedy said. “As we fight to restore greatness to the Empire State, I encourage motivated, young Western New Yorkers, who are ready to make a difference in our community, to join us in our work.”

April 5, 2011
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