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Starting March 14, SUNY Buffalo State is cancelling all classes and won’t resume them until March 30. This comes in response to fears of the coronavirus spreading at a faster rater through large public gatherings. From March 30 on, instruction for the remainder of the semester will be by remote methods. Nick Lippa spoke with students who are asking, ‘What comes next?’

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The number of coronavirus cases has more than doubled in New York in recent days. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Sunday morning the number of cases in the state has increased to 105, up from 89 Saturday and a sharp increase from the 44 cases that had been reported Friday.

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SUNY Buffalo State has been selected to play lead a new initiative to increase faculty diversity.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the college was selected for a pilot program called PRODI-G by SUNY. 

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For decades, the Grant Street entrance to Buffalo State was just kind of there, a walkway to parking lots. It is now going to be an entrance to the college's past and future.

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The NAACP collegiate chapter at SUNY Buffalo State has issued nine demands to improve the treatment of students, faculty and staff of color on campus.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the college leader is working to address concerns.

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For supporters of Buffalo's Elmwood Village, the good news is major development along the popular shopping strip. The bad news is that there are a lot of vacant storefronts. However, there is a push to figure out why the gap.

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The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday approved a one-story clubhouse for the Monarch 716 student housing complex next to Buffalo State College. The approval is retroactive, as the Board had approved a two-story building, the developer built one story and city inspectors did not stop the work.

Cuomo kicks off free tuition tour at Buffalo State

Feb 7, 2017
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Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared at SUNY Buffalo State Tuesday to drum up support for his free tuition plan, the Excelsior Scholarship Campaign.   

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Another forlorn Buffalo building - an unusual structure - will likely be bursting with residents early in 2018.

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President Obama's initiative called Computer Science for All is making progress.  A White House summit was held Wednesday.  The effort is to make sure ALL American students from kindergarten through high school learn computer science.  As WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, SUNY Buffalo State was cited in the President's 'fact sheet'.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the death of a Buffalo State College student and allegations of an off-campus hazing. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says a Greek fraternity has been suspended.

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SUNY has announced a round of funding for 16-campuses to establish or expand an Educational Opportunity Program. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter says SUNY Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo will both receiving funding for their programs.

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Two downstate Democratic Senators are pushing for stronger gun control legislation.

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Buffalo State, like many other institutions and offices and factories is filled with surveillance cameras, either outside or in areas of dorms or offices or even some stairwells around the campus.

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Buff State students and staff had a chance to talk about campus safety Sunday night during a public forum in Rockwell Hall.

Buffalo State student robbed at knife point

Sep 30, 2015
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A SUNY Buffalo State student was robbed at knife point Tuesday evening on campus. University Police said a female student walking between two complexes before 9-o'clock was approached by two suspects who had a knife.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing a federal bill to lend more assistance to campus sexual assaults.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley asked her about how it would assist college students.

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We often report on the struggles of Common Core Learning Standards in the classroom, but in this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley takes us inside JFK Middle School in Cheektowaga to hear about how educators and students are embracing it successfully and how future teachers are gearing up for the challenge. 

Bill Raffel, a music host on WNED 94.5FM and a communications professor at Buffalo State, died Monday (October 13, 2014) after a lengthy illness.  He was 47.

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It's a new era at SUNY Buffalo State as a new president has taken the helm. Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner previously served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Hood College in Maryland. She also served as provost at  SUNY Geneso.

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One of the most memorable stories of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust is used as a teaching tool on the Buffalo State campus. Since 2009, the Anne Frank Project has been educating new generations of college students about genocide and racism.

Conway-Turner appointed Buffalo State president

Jun 17, 2014

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

Ukrainian student shares 'Stories of Student Activism'

Mar 4, 2014
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With Ukraine on the brink of a civil war, a graduate student who works as a journalist in the the country is in Buffalo to tell her story.

On this Halloween, we take a look at zombies and how they have span the decades in pop culture. How much is too scary for children? WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to two local professors about horror.

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A collaboration and celebration of artwork and artists will be sprinkled throughout Buffalo through November. The exhibition "My Future Ex" focuses on temporary relationships between people, materials and places.

Howard Cohen named interim president of Buffalo State

Jun 11, 2013

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed an interim president at SUNY Buffalo State.

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Members of Buffalo State's Anne Frank Project recently traveled to Rwanda. A small group of students and their teacher visited refugee camps, schools and orphanages to meet with youth from the African country.

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The new Digital Music Ensemble debuted at Buffalo State earlier this week.

As one of the few of its kind in the country, the student led group played music on laptops, iPads and instruments that were only created in the past few years. In fact, the group is barely older than some of the instruments its members play.

Daniel Robison attended their concert and filed this report.

You can follow reporter Daniel Robison on Twitter @robisonrobison.

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A new music ensemble will make its debut at Buffalo State College tonight. But instead of using traditional instruments like violins or piano, they’ll play iPads, laptops, and use video game controllers. WBFO's Daniel Robison has more.

The performance begins at 7:30 PM Wednesday evening at Buffalo State.

You can follow WBFO reporter Daniel Robison on twitter @robisonrobison.