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SUNY Asks for More Money

The Chancellor of the State University of New York says the only way to avert a tuition increase included in Governor Pataki's budget, is for the legislature to give the SUNY system more money. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Students Unhappy with Pataki's Budget

Governor Pataki proposed some changes in his new budget that could lead to higher tuition and less financial aid for students at public universities. Students are not happy about the news. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Students Urge Pataki to Keep Education Aid Promise

College students are urging Governor George Pataki to follow through on plans announced in his State of the State message to strengthen New York's public university system. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Canton Choral Festival

Five choirs from the Canton-Potsdam area will gather tonight for a choral festival. The concert is at 7 in the Canton high school auditorium and will include singers from elementary, middle and high school, and college music majors from the Crane School of Music. Todd Moe talks with some of singers in tonight's concert.  Go to full article

Students Protest Tuition Hikes, Aid Cuts

A few hundred students at public colleges and universities traveled to the state capitol Monday to convince state lawmakers to reject Governor Pataki's plans for tuition hikes and student aid cuts. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

Students Lobby NY Lawmakers Against Tuition Aid Cuts

Governor Pataki is proposing cuts to financial aid that would end funding assistance to some students for textbooks, food and rent. The change would affect over 1,000 students in the North Country. About 800 students will be converging on Albany today to lobby against the proposed HEOP funding cuts. Greg Warner spoke with some St. Lawrence University students who are making the trip.  Go to full article

Students Angry Over Pataki's Tuition Aid Changes

A student group is asking Governor Pataki to make changes in his 30-day budget amendments to get rid of a tuition aid proposal that they say could cost poor students thousands of dollars. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

A New Blueprint for School Aid in NY

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, the New York State School Boards Association and teachers unions are writing a bill that would change the way New York State distributes school aid. The state is under court order to send more aid to struggling students in New York City. Karen DeWitt updates the school aid distribution case.  Go to full article

SUNY-Plattsburgh Hosts "Debate Watch"

A "rock the vote" campaign is underway on state university campuses across New York. The idea is to register thousands of students to vote in this November's election before the upcoming voter registration deadline on October 8th. SUNY-Potsdam plans a panel discussion on women's issues and civic engagement next week. Thursday night, the Mass Communications Honorary at Plattsburgh State will host the college's first ever "Debate Watch". Martha Foley talks with Donald McCann, a student at Plattsburgh and president of the honor society.  Go to full article

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