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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn provided an update Thursday in the disappearance of SUNY Buffalo State student Saniyya Dennis.

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The family of a Buffalo State College student missing since last weekend has put up a $10,000 reward for information that leads to her safe return. In the meantime, the family of Saniyya Dennis has traveled to Buffalo from New York City, and expressed their frustration Friday over the investigation so far.

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The University Police Department at Buffalo State College is asking the public to help them locate a student who has been missing since late Saturday night. Her mother spoke with WBFO Thursday morning on the matter.

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Buffalo State College's president says faculty and staff remain committed to its missions, despite the COVID pandemic and fiscal challenges straining the entire SUNY system.

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Buffalo State College is looking for a developer of a city-owned impound lot on Dart Street, that ugly car junkyard next to the Scajaquada Expressway, near its end at the Niagara River. The college can't put up any cash for use of the nearly nine acres, but there are developers interested, with three of them discussing their plans on a virtual screening session Monday evening.


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Buffalo State College students are spending the remainder of the week moving into campus housing.

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Buffalo State College has established a George Floyd Memorial Scholarship that aims to "lift up future African American leaders who support racial justice an equity efforts in their communities."

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Seniors attending at least two Buffalo-area college campuses will not get the traditional “pomp and circumstance” this spring which comes with graduation. Meanwhile, another Buffalo campus is preparing to graduate dozens of students early so they may quickly join the workforce which is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Across the world, movie fans and moviegoers watched Sunday's Academy Awards to see who the movie industry saw as the best of the best. Film and TV students gathered in Buffalo State College's Student Union for the college's 13th "Night at the Oscars."

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Buffalo State College has released results of an independent investigation into the conduct of the women's head soccer coach.

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Buffalo Police and Buffalo State College Police are investigating an armed robbery Monday night near the campus.

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Every day, communities grapple with conflicts and injustices that often remain unresolved because we lack the tools and vocabulary to effectively address them. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Buffalo State College is holding its annual Social Justice Festival to share methods, practices and experiences that bring people together for change.

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Buffalo State College has gained recognition as one of the "Best Bang for the Bucks Colleges in the Northeast."

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Jadalynn Diaz is one of 1,000 freshmen now living in dorms on Buffalo State College’s campus. The criminal justice major and her family made the drive to Buffalo Thursday from their home in the Bronx. For Diaz’s mom, Grace, it’s both exciting and a bit heartbreaking.

Gates Foundation to invest $2.9M in Buffalo education

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Say Yes Buffalo announced Thursday its first-ever funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The powerhouse foundation will invest $2.9 million over the next 22 months for the newly established Buffalo College Success Network.

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State leaders have tapped 10 people, including one Buffalonian, for a task force that will create the rules governing the state's new $100 million public campaign finance system.

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Wearing flip flops and a black hat with an upraised fist stitched in the front, Jean Michel Jr. is the definition of leisurely. He doesn’t seem in a hurry to get anywhere today.

His path thus far has been amazing in and of itself.

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Orchestras around the country, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, have little to no African-American representation, especially for instrumentalists.

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Two different projects in Buffalo took their first significant steps Tuesday, as the Common Council approved "designated developer status" for Buffalo State College and the city's former police headquarters.

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Buffalo in the late 1800s was a city of enormous economic wealth and innovation. For about 18 months, it was also home to Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. It was here, as part-owner and editor of the Buffalo Express newspaper, that Twain transformed into the subversive rebel that would define his legacy as a great American author.

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Two unidentified suspects have been arrested by Buffalo State College police in connection with two recent dormitory robberies.

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It is a problem across public higher education, traditionally financed by state governments to keep tuition and costs low. Across the country, states are cutting back on support, prompting schools to get seriously into fundraising to close the gap. Buffalo State College President Katherine Conway-Turner says her school is no exception.

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Students at Buffalo State College are spending the weekend bringing Iron Age technology to life.


Niagara SPCA has a new Executive Director. He is North Tonawanda native and nonprofit executive Tim Brennan, and he plans to start work September 1.


Organized labor across the nation suffered a major blow Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Janus v. AFSCME. With the decision, public employees are no longer required to pay union dues, though they may still benefit from union-bargained contracts. "This has an impact on New York more than any other state," said Peter Yacobucci, professor of political science at Buffalo State College. "It will be devastating for public sector unions."

The prospect of going to college for little or no money is paying off for SUNY and CUNY, with statewide applications up - a lot.

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Buffalo State College broke ground Tuesday on its new LoRusso Alumni & Visitor Center. The center, located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street, is scheduled to open a year from now.

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Greenleaf Development has a less-than-stellar reputation as a landlord. But that didn’t stop SUNY Buffalo State from entering into an exclusive agreement that helped the company build off-campus housing to accommodate students. The deal prohibits seniors from living in the college's dorms in an effort to fill Greenleaf’s development. One good government advocate says the deal raises red flags.

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Buffalo State College has received a $4 million gift from the Richard and Patricia Garman family of East Aurora to support the college’s Art Conservation Department. The family’s gift marks the largest one-time gift to the college and will result in continuous support for students who enter this competitive graduate program, one of only four such art conservation programs in the country.

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Local students will benefit from the generosity of a First Niagara Foundation grant that will provide them with a bird’s eye view of arts education at The Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. The grant has a huge payoff for local education—this school year it will sponsor guided tours free of charge to K-12 groups from across the region.