Issues: Higher Education

July 2, 2010
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August 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Announces National Foundation for Women Legislators' Essay Contest

Seven female high school junior and senior students will win an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) annual conference and receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Applicants must write an essay addressing this year’s topic, “Freedom and Civic Virtues,” which calls upon students to describe how moral principles and the United States Bill of Rights shape the role of young adults in civic engagement. 

June 29, 2010
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Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

Protects our children’s education.
Provides much-needed property tax relief.
Makes the smart spending cuts to give New Yorkers a government they can afford.
Maintains the state’s investment in the Tuition Assistance Program which helps tens of thousands of students succeed in college annually.
Ensures support for unemployed New Yorkers who are seeking work as a result of the national economic downturn.
Delivers the services and programs most important to the health and well being of our seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.

 

June 28, 2010
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Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

June 28, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO CREATE NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM: Measure Advances Research And Supports Small Businesses

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7676) he sponsored to create the High Performance Computing Program within the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) that will connect researchers and businesses with New York State's high performance computing resources.

June 24, 2010
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Upstate Medical to Study Link with Watertown/Fort Drum

Senate passes Aubertine bill to direct SUNY Upstate on North Country branch campus

June 23, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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Encouraging College Voters, Majority Passes Bill Establishing Polling Sites On Campus

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S2003/Oppenheimer) which will significantly improve voter participation among younger voters at college by providing for polling sites to be located on college campuses. 

June 14, 2010
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Senate Approves Members To Small Business Advisory Board, SUNY Board Of Trustees And Public Health Boards

The New York State Senate confirmed sixteen appointees to key boards today, including members to the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, the Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct, the Small Business Advisory Board,  the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, the City University Construction Fund, the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation Commission, the Stewart Airport

June 3, 2010
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Senate Hearing On Veterans' Access To Higher Education

The Senate Democratic Majority held a public hearing hosted by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee) and Senator Eric Adams (Chair of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee) to discu

May 17, 2010
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Senator Foley Helps Bring New Light to State Government

As part of the ongoing effort to establish greater transparency and responsibility in state entities, Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) supported the passage of two bills (Senate Bills 5585-C and 7369) that make information about state education boards more readily accessible to the public.

One of the top priorities of Senator Foley is providing the public with an open look into the operations of state government and its entities so taxpayers know how their dollars are being spent.

May 13, 2010
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Educating Educators: Senate Hearing On Proposed Changes To Education Masters Programs

The Senate Democratic Majority held a hearing on proposed changes to higher education criteria regarding the education of future teachers today, led by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman,

May 12, 2010
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Senate Passes Stavisky Bill Requiring Transparency For SUNY, CUNY And Higher Education Services Corp Trustees

The New York State Senate unanimously passed Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s bill that would increase transparency of  the Board of Trustees of the state and city universities and the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) by making resolutions and board actions available to the public seven days after the meeting.  

May 5, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint - Senate Standing Committee Hearing-" From Battlegrounds to Classrooms"

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Eric Adamsand Senate Standing Committee on Higher EducationChair: Senator Toby Ann StaviskyPublic Hearing: From Battlegrounds to ClassroomsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00pm – 3:00 P.M.

May 17, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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