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SU Gives Full Scholarships to Iroquois Students

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

Preview: Spring College Dramas

NCPR's resident theatre critic Connie Meng previews some of the upcoming theatre productions at the region's colleges -- from Shakespeare to Sondheim.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Defends Plan to Raise Tuition

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

SUNY Trustees Ratify Campus Presidents' Raises

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

Beyond Albany's Veto Battle: College Students in Limbo

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

SUNY Board Approves Plan for Annual Tuition Increases

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
Photo by Tara LaFredo
Photo by Tara LaFredo

Local Colleges to Fight Division III Proposal

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

Commentary: College 101

College freshman across the country are full of excitement and apprehension at this time of year. Commentator Jill Vaughan remembers lots of confusion in her introduction to college.  Go to full article

Students to Lobby Albany Against College Aid Cuts

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

Students Object to Tuition Hikes

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

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