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Good (late) morning! Today at ncpr.org, all about Sen. Charles Schumer’s visit to Massena yesterday, wherein the senator urged the Environmental Protection Agency to approve a final cost for Alcoa’s cleanup of the Grasse River. The EPA...
Two articles in the Watertown Daily Times today underline the changing, and often grim, situation in which college students find themselves today. The first article looks at how SUNY schools are adapting to meet student needs at a time when six-year...
The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that a new anti-war group has formed at ACC in Queensbury. They’ll hold a rally on Thursday evening, featuring at least one veteran Marine who now opposes America’s continuing wars overseas. A...
Morning, folks. Here’s a survey of the weekend’s opinion pages from around the North Country. We start with a celebration in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican of Plattsburgh State’s ranking as a top school globally for...
News stories tagged with "college"
Aug 29, 2005 — Syracuse University is welcoming 35 Native American students for its first day of classes today. That number is likely to jump significantly next year. Beginning in 2006, SU will offer full scholarships to any member of an Iroquois tribe, including the Akwesasne Mohawks. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2005 — SUNY Chancellor Bob King defended his plan to raise tuition gradually at public colleges each year. King was grilled by state lawmakers examining Governor Pataki's state budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 27, 2004 — The SUNY Board of Trustees voted to give the Chancellor the power to raise the salaries of college presidents. Chancellor Bob King at the last moment withdrew a proposal that would have increased his own salary to at least $275,000. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2004 — College students fighting to overturn Governor Pataki's vetoes of higher education spending in the legislature's budget now have two houses to convince, after the Assembly failed to successfully override that vetoes Monday night. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2003 — The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted to consider small yearly tuition hikes beginning in the next school year. Their aim is to avoid a disruptive, large increase, like the $950 tuition hike implemented for the current school year. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 02, 2003 — Last month, North Country sports fans were shocked to learn about a proposal that could hurt the competitiveness of the St. Lawrence and Clarkson hockey programs. The plan would eliminate athletic scholarships for Division III athletes who play at the higher Division I level. The presidents of both St. Lawrence and Clarkson have written letters of protest. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Feb 28, 2003 — SUNY students, faculty and union leaders will head to Albany Monday talk with their legislators about proposed tuition hikes that, some critics of the increase say, could leave hundreds of students no choice but to drop out of school. State University Day is expected to attract hundreds of representatives from various SUNY campuses, including Joe Price, President of the Student Government Association at SUNY-Potsdam. David Sommerstein talks with Price about his concerns of possible tuition increases and a decrease in TAP assistance. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2003 — State lawmakers object to Governor Pataki's plans to raise tuition and cut student aid at New York's public colleges and universities. The fiscal committee of the state legislature held hearings yesterday on the higher education portion of the governor's budget. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article