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SUNY Canton fundraising hurt by recent kerfuffle, not Potsdam

Officials with SUNY Canton say the recent announcement that the college would be losing its popular president Joe Kennedy next year has meant a loss of donations. The State University of New York in Albany intends for the Canton college to share a president with SUNY Potsdam.
SUNY Canton officials say they five substantial alumni gifts have been delayed following the announcements.  Go to full article
SUNY Provost David Lavallee talks with SUNY Canton and Potsdam councils
SUNY Provost David Lavallee talks with SUNY Canton and Potsdam councils

SUNY apologizes, but still plans one president in Canton and Potsdam

State University officials from Albany apologized to representatives from SUNY Canton today for removing the college's popular president without first informing school leaders. Still, SUNY officials said the plan is for one president to lead the SUNY colleges in Canton and Potsdam. Julie Grant was there, and files this report.  Go to full article
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Potsdam

SUNY consolidation plans don't seem efficient, says Potsdam union leader

The State University of New York yesterday announced plans to create regional "Campus Alliance Networks", to "redirect existing funding to enhance learning opportunities and access for students."

SUNY's Central office says it'll be looking for ways to become more efficient by sharing services. In a conversation yesterday with North Country Public Radio, SUNY provost David Lavallee said there were no plans to merge the SUNY Canton and Potsdam campuses, as has been rumored.  Go to full article
Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy at the meeting
Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy at the meeting

Economic Development Council has first meeting

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy this morning led the inaugural meeting of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, at SUNY Potsdam. It wasn't open to the public...but Duffy has said future meetings will be.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the North Country Regional Council just last week. It's among ten created around the state.  Go to full article
Some fear SUNY's Canton and Potsdam campuses could be merged.
Some fear SUNY's Canton and Potsdam campuses could be merged.

SUNY says new initiative will consolidate administration, maintain student programs

Media reports and rumors have been rampant this week about the future of SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam...particularly after the official announcement Tuesday that long time Canton college president Joseph Kennedy would be stepping down from that position. SUNY is now working to dispel rumors and clarify the situation.  Go to full article

Cuomo introduces "rational tuition" bill

Governor Cuomo has introduced a bill to raise tuition at state colleges by up to five percent per year and university centers by eight percent. SUNY and many business leaders are heralding the proposal. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislators and SUNY officials seek "rational" tuition hike

There's movement in Albany to approve a tuition hike for State University of New York students. But this time, lawmakers and SUNY officials say, they want to do it differently.  Go to full article

Local support for SUNY tuition change

SUNY Canton president Joe Kennedy was in Albany today talking with legislators in support of a bill to raise tuition 5 percent.

Kennedy said although tuition increases are unpopular, students might well end up saving money.  Go to full article
This can’t just be 'if you build it they will come'...These have to be hard plans, real plans that meet the criteria.

SUNY schools will compete for expansion and hiring grants, announces Cuomo

Governor Cuomo announced grants for the four State University Centers in New York. The schools will compete for a total of $140 million dollars for what Cuomo says will be "seed money" for plans to expand the centers and create jobs. In Albany, Karen DeWitt filed this report:  Go to full article

Budget talks stuck on SUNY autonomy

A second day of a special legislative session in Albany produced nothing, and lawmakers are heading home. As Karen DeWitt reports, differences over a bill to give public universities more financial autonomy continues to hold up final passage of the budget.  Go to full article

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