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It’s back to school week for area colleges. For those just starting their college careers, good luck. For those mid-stream, have you settled on a major? And, for those who have recently graduated with an English degree, this video is for...
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"
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
Dec 12, 2002 — The state's business lobby says it's in favor of tuition increases for students at New York's public colleges. That stance has angered some students at the State University of New York. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 12, 2002 — The staff of a college radio station in Plattsburgh went on a hunger strike of sorts Saturday, collecting nearly a thousand cans of food for charity. Martha Foley talks with station manager Andy Cox, who says they reached their goal over the weekend. Go to full article