12:04 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Hochul hopeful college sexual assault policy could pass by June

The Capitol Building in Albany.
Credit WBFO/File

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul expressed her hope Wednesday that a uniform sexual assault policy covering both public and private schools statewide could be in place soon.

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Focus on Education
8:33 am
Fri March 20, 2015

SUNY schools ask for state investment

Several WNY SUNY presidents appeared at Buffalo State.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Leaders of Western New York SUNY campuses are calling on the New York State Legislature to 'Invest in SUNY'. They're urging state lawmakers to create a new, SUNY 'Investment Fund' that would help pay for faculty pay raises and offer predicable tuition. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says as more students are faced with poverty, this could key in securing their college education.

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Red Cross is ready for flood evacuations
6:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Red Cross is ready for flood evacuations

The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross has been hard at work this week after many residents were left stranded and in need of assistance. WBFO’s Avery Schneider tells us more about what the agency has been up to…

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Focus on Education
3:41 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Cuomo announces new anti-sexual assault measures on SUNY campuses

Students at UB's North campus in Amherst.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Governor Andrew Cuomo made a rare appearance before the State University of New York Board of Trustees and convinced officials to pass a system-wide set of policies on how to respond to sexual assault and rape on campus.

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Focus on Education
3:24 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Conway-Turner appointed Buffalo State president

Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D, will serve as the ninth president of SUNY Buffalo State.

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner as the ninth president of SUNY Buffalo State.

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3:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Proposed bill ensures veterans receive SUNY credit

Kennedy spoke to veterans and their families at his Veterans Forum and Services Fair Tuesday.
Credit Senator Tim Kennedy's office

A bill unveiled Tuesday by a local state senator would help veterans earn academic credit for coursework they completed as part of their military training.

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10:53 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Buffalo State president stepping down

Buffalo State President Aaron Podolefsky is stepping down July 31.
Credit SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo State College President Aaron Podolefsky is stepping down. Podolefsky has been on sick leave since May as he undergoes treatment for prostate cancer. On Monday, he announced that he will step down as president July 31.

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2:30 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Cuomo celebrates passage of tax-free initiative

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

On the Buffalo State College campus Monday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the recently-passed Start-Up NY legislation into law. 

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4:57 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Cuomo plan links SUNY tax-free zones with new business

Tax Free NY
Credit Ashley Hassett / WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined a plan while visiting the University at Buffalo campus Wednesday to encourage new businesses to locate near SUNY campuses. The initiative called “Tax Free NY” would allow businesses to operate without paying income, sales, property, or business taxes for ten years.

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10:03 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Program aims to boost entrepreneurship in region

Credit AGmakonts

The SUNY Research Foundation is funding several institutions of higher education, including five in upstate. The funds will be used to foster entrepreneurship across New York State.

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5:59 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

SUNY toots own horn during "showcase"

SUNY put its best foot forward Tuesday in an effort to show how tax dollars are spent at its 64 campuses.
Daniel Robison WBFO

SUNY has stepped up its self-promotional efforts.

In an attempt to paint the university system in a better light - and perhaps to justify its $10.8 billion budget in tight economic times - SUNY staged a regional “showcase” in Buffalo Tuesday. It was one of ten similar events thrown over the past year.

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