Issues: Higher Education

2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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10/23/2009: "Black College Expo 2009 Reception"

Senator Shirley L. Huntley along with Thersesa Price, CEO of the "BLACK COLLEGE EXPO" (5th from left) presented certificates to four of her summer Interns at the Black College Expo's reception honoring our "Future Leaders". The ceremony was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Friday, October 23rd.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Rachel Ortega / rachel@thecollegexpo.org / (877) 427-4100

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY WELCOMES

October 23, 2009
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Complaints Grow Over Governor's Cuts to SUNY - WXXI Radio Clip

Please visit WXXI's Website to hear the audio clip.

ALBANY, NEW YORK (WXXI) - Governor Paterson is getting some complaints about his decision to target public colleges and universities in the half a billion dollars worth of budget cuts that he has ordered. Among the critics, are several of his fellow Democrats in the State Senate.

October 8, 2009
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THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED CUTS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 7, 2009Travis Proulx | travisproulx@gmail.com | 518-455-2415 STATEMENT FROM SENATORS TOBY ANN STAVISKY,DARREL J. AUBERTINE,  NEIL D. BRESLIN, BRIAN X. FOLEY,SUZI OPPENHEIMER,  WILLIAM STACHOWSKI, AND DAVID J.

October 8, 2009
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SUNY STEM Conference

“I am proud to celebrate and honor the outstanding efforts of the State University of New York and its Office of Diversity and Educational Equity in recruiting and retaining diverse populations into the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics."

Click .pdf link below to view program announcement...

October 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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EDITORIAL: Community college merger unwise

Press Republican Editorial, September 22, 2009 03:25 am

Clinton and North Country community colleges, each with a new president, are working toward more collaborative efforts in the education of young, old and in between in the region. Don't think that's going to culminate in an outright merger, however.

To read more click HERE.

September 23, 2009
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September 14, 2009
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Public Schedule For Senate President Malcolm A. Smith For Wednesday September 9, 2009

Senator Malcolm A. Smith will be in Syracuse for a series of education related events with Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other federal, state and local leaders.

10:30 AM: Senator Smith attends the White House Middle Class Task Force meeting with Vice President Biden, Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, where the topic of discussion will be affordable and accessible higher education. 

September 9, 10:30 AM - 2:45 PM
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The College Expo - "Connecting Students To College, Careers and Beyond!"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2009

CONTACT: Rachel Ortega (rachel@thecollegexpo.org) (877) 427-4100

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY WELCOMES

THE BLACK COLLEGE EXPO RETURN TO NEW YORK

Making the Dream of Going to College a Reality in a Tough Economy

September 1, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Proposed Affiliation Polytechnic University and New York University

Assessment of the legal situation regarding the proposed affiliation of New York University with Polytechnic University.

August 31, 2009
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Focusing on Rural New York: Rural Resources Commission Overview

Overview of the Rural Resource Commission's background, legislative chapters and publications.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer's Legislation providing for Liscensure of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County is Signed Into Law

Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S. 5713, which provides for the licensing of electrical inspectors by the county of Westchester, was recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.

August 25, 2009
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St. Joseph's College & Sen. Foley Announce $1.77 Million Grant

Funding, Secured by Foley as part of N.Y.S Higher Education Capital Matching Grants Program, is largest funding award in St. Joseph’s history and will go towards building state-of- the art athletic complex

August 19, 2009
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Long Island Veterans to Benefit from Veteran-Friendly Campuses

College/university administrators from throughout L.I. meet with Sen. Foley, Assemb. Schimel, Assemb. McDonough, & Div. of Vets’ Affairs to discuss ways of helping vets access benefits of new G.I Bill & retain quality higher-education

August 14, 2009
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Seward Joins SUNY Cobleskill Celebration For New Ag Center

COBLESKILL, 08/04/09 -- Armed with the traditional golden shovel and hard hats, SUNY Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, New York State Senator James Seward, Assemblyman Peter Lopez and college officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the $41.7M Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources on Tuesday, August 4 at SUNY Cobleskill.

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August 4, 2009
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