Issues: Higher Education

Statement On "Tax-Free NY"

ALBANY, 05/22/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the “Tax-Free NY” initiative unveiled by the governor and legislative leaders: 

“As someone who represents a host of SUNY schools, I am encouraged by the ‘Tax-Free NY’ initiative and the goal of creating a more business friendly environment for campus communities across the state.  A bold and innovative approach like this is needed to revive and advance our economy.

May 22, 2013
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Senator Martins Tours New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Senator Jack M. Martins met with New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine President Yemeng Chen as he toured the college, which is regarded as one of the top schools in the nation for acupuncture.

NYCTCM has a fully-accredited three-year Masters Program in acupuncture. It is located on First Street in Mineola.

May 17, 2013
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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 21, 2013 Room 807 LOB

May 21, 12:30 PM - 12:46 PM
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Public Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospital in regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budget

Senate Standing Committee on Higher EducationChair: Senator Kenneth P. LaVallePublic Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospitalin regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budgetPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Nicole Stewart (518) 455-3121 (LaValle)Media Contact: Drew Biondo (631) 473-1461 (LaValle)ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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University of Rochester Breaks Ground on College Town

Earlier today, I had the privilege to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Rochester's College Town. College Town will be located on the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood, and will offer 500,000 square feet for retail, a hotel, a parking garage with 1,500 spaces, restaurants, and housing on a 14-acre development. The project received a $4 million grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.

May 2, 2013
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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 7, 2013 Room 807 LOB

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REVISED AGENDA. BILL S.4854 HAS BEEN REMOVED.

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775 Refer to Finance

Fuschillo

May 7, 12:30 PM - 12:43 PM
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Senate Passes Bill to Curb Cheating on Academic Papers

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to prevent students from cheating by prohibiting the sale or purchase of dissertations, term papers, and similar academic documents online. The legislation (S2405), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), would prevent academic fraud by discouraging Internet-based services from selling educational papers to students.

April 29, 2013
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SENATE PASSES LAVALLE BILL TO CURB CHEATING ON ACADEMIC PAPERS

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to prevent students from cheating by prohibiting the sale or purchase of dissertations, term papers, and similar academic documents online. The legislation (S2405), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), would prevent academic fraud by discouraging Internet-based services from selling educational papers to students.

April 29, 2013
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SQUADRON RESPONDS TO SUNY'S WITHDRAWAL OF LICH CLOSURE PLAN

BROOKLYN -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, who represents Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and its surrounding communities, released the following statement upon the State University of New York's decision to withdraw its closure plan for LICH. Instead of pursuing the closure plan, SUNY will work on securing a sustainability plan without an active closure plan on the table -- creating the possibility of collaborative process:

It's good news that SUNY is withdrawing its closure plan for LICH. Now there's a real opportunity for a collaborative process that engages the community and local leaders on LICH's future.

We've been making our voices heard loud and clear: LICH is vital to Brooklyn. And it's clear we're being heard.

April 26, 2013
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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 30, 2013 Room 807 LOB

April 30, 12:30 PM - 12:45 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, April 23, 2013 Room 807 LOB

April 23, 12:30 PM - 12:52 PM
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Harvard-Radcliff Club Speaking Engagement

Leader Stewart-Cousins attended a Harvard-Radcliff Club of Westchester meeting on Saturday, April 13th to speak to students and alumni about the importance of going to college.

April 13, 2013
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Sustainability Institute Hall Dedication at R.I.T.

The 84,000-square-foot “living lab” represents RIT’s commitment to the environment through research and academic programs. GIS plans to host an open house for the RIT community later this spring. The building will also be showcased during Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 4.

April 12, 2013
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Celebration of Pace Community Law Practice with Chief Judge Lippman, Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman Buchwald

Chief Judge Lippman, Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assemblyman David Buchwald at the celebration of Pace Community Law Practice in White Plains, NY. Pace Community Law Practice (PCLP) is "is a first-of-its-kind legal residency and incubator program where recent Pace Law School graduates serve as Fellows intensively learning legal practice under the supervision of experienced attorneys and gaining the tools to create solo and small practices". Leader Stewart-Cousins was one of the speakers at this event. 

April 12, 2013
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Rochester Credit Unions Award Scholarships

Last night, I had the privilege to present a proclamation to Melis Schildkraut of Brighton. She was awarded a scholarship by The Credit Union Association of New York's Rochester Credit Unions. The Rochester Chapter Scholarship Awards Program, solely funded by the annual Rochester Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament, awards scholarships annually to High School seniors who are members of participating Rochester area Credit Unions. Scholarship applications are distributed to participating Credit Unions in November each year with entries being due in late January. Applicants are judged on their academic and essay writing skills, as well as their extra-curricular activities by a panel of volunteer judges.

April 11, 2013
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Senator Robach Announces College Scholarships

Senator Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

 

“As hard working families struggle to afford higher education, this scholarship will go a long way in allowing a student to further their education,” said Senator Robach. “For our high school graduates, every little bit will help them afford their dream of getting a degree.”

 

April 8, 2013
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Senator Young with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and ROTC students at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball

Senator Young was the guest speaker at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball. Pictured here with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and the ROTC students, Senator Young spoke about the values and life lessons she learned during her time at St. Bonaventure University. While the ROTC program is administered at St. Bonaventure, students from Houghton College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford also participate.

Not only does the ROTC program provide tremendous leadership opportunities and a military training, but it is one of the main pathways to becoming a U.S. Army officer. In fact, St. Bonaventure University has produced more than 700 lieutenants for America's Army.

April 4, 2013
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Senator Young attends a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President

Senator Young recently stopped by a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President, and his wife, Vivien. Back in December, President Anderson announced that he would be stepping down this spring after holding the position since 2008.

He truly was a visionary and led the school through a period of great successes. Senator Young worked closely with him on several major projects, including the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Physical and Health Sciences building and Student Leadership Center.  President Anderson’s outstanding leadership, creativity and innovation have benefitted the college and the region, and he will be sorely missed.

March 28, 2013
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