Issues: Higher Education

UB 2020 Reforms One Step Closer to Law

Joyce Kryszak

BUFFALO, NY (2009-06-04)

The New York State Senate Wednesday passed legislation that sets the stage for UB to operate more like an independent business. Click the audio player above to hear Joyce Kryszak's full story now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.

The bill is called the "UB 20-20 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act." But its effect is potentially more exciting than its name. To become law, the bill still must receive final passage from the State Assembly.

June 4, 2009
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Senator Stachowski Ends Discussion on Floor in Relation to Senate Bill 2020

Senator Stachowski wraps up discussion on UB2020 and thanks his those who supporte his efforts to make S2020C happen.

June 4, 2009
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Senator Stachowski Explains Senate Bill 2020

Senator Stachowski provides and in-depth explaination of S2020C, a revolutionary bill that empowers the University of Buffalo to become an engine of economic growth for WNY.

June 4, 2009
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Senator Schneiderman’s Bill To Protect Yoga Studios From Harassment By The Education Department Clears Key Committee

ALBANY – Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman’s legislation (S.5701) to protect New York’s yoga studios from regulations that threaten their livelihood passed the Senate Higher Education Committee today. In recent weeks, the New York State Education Department accused yoga studios of violating the law by training new instructors without a license, despite the fact that such licenses have never been required before. The state also threatened the studios with fines up to $50,000.

June 3, 2009
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UB 2020 Advances out of Finance

UB 2020 has cleared another hurdle and has advanced out of the finance committee. Check out the story here: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/2009_05_27/2020_senate_finance

May 28, 2009
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Senator Valesky, with Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno, spoke at a Cazenovia College Board of Trustees meeting

Senator David Valesky recently spoke at a Cazenovia College Board of Trustees meeting, updating members about legislative priorities in Albany. The Senator is pictured with Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno.

May 21, 2009
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UB 2020 Clears Committee

The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act just successfully made its way out of committee. Check out the full story here: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/10122

May 20, 2009
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Senate Committee Approves UB 2020 Bill

Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council Offers Support

Release Date: May 20, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act moved closer to passage today when the bill was approved by the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee.

The bill, sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski, now goes to the Senate Finance Committee for review and then to the full Senate for a vote before moving on to the Assembly for consideration.

May 20, 2009
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Senate Committee Approves UB 2020 Bill

Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council Offers Support

Release Date: May 20, 2009

BUFFALO, NY - The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act moved closer to passage today when the bill was approved by the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee.

May 20, 2009
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Congratulations Class of 2009

Congratulations to all college students who graduated last weekend.You are New York’s future and before long it will be you guiding this state to a new era. Good luck to you all. May you meet all your goals and achieve all your hopes and aspirations.

May 18, 2009
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4/25/2009: 2009 Scholarship Recipient of the A. Philip Randolph Institute

Senator Shirley L. Huntley is presenting Samantha Ventura, Senior at The High School of Transit Technology and 2009 Scholarship Recipient of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, New York Metro Chapter, a New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement at the 4th Annual Scholarship Luncheon.

April 25, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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