Issues: Higher Education

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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4/20/2010: Queensborough Community College of Nursing

Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts; authorizes nurses to refuse work assignments if the assignment exceeds the nurse's abilities or if minimum staffing is not present; requires public access to documented

April 19, 2010
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Pharmacy students from Western New York meet with Senator Maziarz in Albany

The student trip was sponsored by the Pharmacists' Association of Western New York.

April 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Room 510 LOB

April 14, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Senator Robach Rallies Behind R.I.T. Hockey

On Tuesday, April 6, the Rochester Insitute of Technology hosted a rally for the Tigers men's hockey team. R.I.T. will play in the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time at the division one level. The Tigers face Wisconsin on Thursday, April 8 at 5:00 in Detroit with a berth in Saturday's National Championship Game at stake. To follow the Tigers at the Frozen Four, you can click here.

April 6, 2010
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Tatarstan delegation visits Capitol to learn about developing nanotechnology

Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Chairwoman of the Higher Education Committee, receives a dish from Farid Hairullovich Mukhametshin, Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and Speaker of the Russian Republic’s Parliament, who was touring the Capitol.  Mr. Mukhametshin also toured SUNY Albany’s College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering to learn how Tatarstan can develop nanotechnology.

April 5, 2010
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Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

ADDENDUM B

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Room 510 LOB

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED.

March 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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