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Washington is putting billions of dollars into community colleges from two recent stimulus bills. That's going to help Erie Community College, which is dealing with a significant enrollment drop and the resulting income drop eating into college reserves.

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A Catholic school in Amherst has rejected advice from the Erie County Health Department to go to virtual learning after nine COVID-19 cases were found in three classrooms. This comes as new vaccination sites open Wednesday.

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The criminal justice system is a key part of America’s race problem, according to panelists during a virtual session sponsored Thursday evening by Erie Community College’s Anti-Racism Task Force.

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The Erie County Legislature has approved the first of several Erie Community College contracts to bring all three campuses up to federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards, costs that will eventually total several million dollars.

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The State University of New York is requiring every student to be tested for COVID-19 before they leave for Thanksgiving and tested again when they want to come back on campus for the spring semester. What happens when students are in class after Thanksgiving?

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In the last decade, Erie Community College has lost 46% of its enrollment and still hired people. Now faced with millions of dollars of deficit and holdback of millions of dollars by Albany because of COVID-19, ECC is making significant cuts in its staff, from senior management to probationary workers.

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Erie Community College shut down its three campuses Wednesday after internal IT staffers discovered the college computer system had been hacked.

ECC president leaving at the end of his contract

Apr 24, 2020
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The president of Erie Community College is leaving for a new position. ECC's Board of Trustees has announced Dan Hocoy will remain through his contract, ending June 30, then move to Missouri.

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Erie County is close to leasing land at ECC South for working solar panels. Montante Solar would build the solar farm and then sell the electricity to the county. The plan, however, arrives with several unanswered questions.


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The New York State Senate Higher Education Committee visited Buffalo Wednesday as part of a statewide listening tour about the cost of public higher education.

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Erie Community College's finances are looking good and the school is trying to help its students get through with cheaper approaches to textbooks. That was the message from the college to the Erie County Control Board Thursday.

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Canisius College and Erie Community College are partnering to offer student housing.

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Two Buffalo-area colleges, one of them a two-year public institution and the other a four-year private school, are uniting in a partnership to provide a smooth path to a bachelor's degree for students with military connections.


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Physical disabilities do not have to become barriers to obtaining a quality education.

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Student retention for colleges is important for both finances and student success. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Erie Community College is working to increase retention rates.

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In observance of Constitution Day, Erie Community College students, who are from countries where they had no rights,  presented essays on how they see the U.S. Constitution.

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Jack Quinn may have retired as President of Erie Community College, but his long and high-profile career took only a short break. Quinn has quickly found a new position with the law firm Barclay Damon.

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What Erie Community College officials say is the first major construction on its North Campus in about 60 years is still months away from opening. But excitement is building among college and county leaders who took a tour Tuesday of ECC's future Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building.


Tuition hike approved for Erie Community College

May 4, 2017
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Erie Community College students will be paying a little more to attend classes this fall. The ECC Board of Directors approved Thursday a 3 percent annual tuition hike, an  increase of $167. The hike brings the total tuition cost to $4,900 a year.


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With Erie Community College officials and elected leaders watching, construction workers placed the final beam atop the college's future STEM education building on the North Campus.


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Buffalo amateur hockey teams, one a junior college squad and the other made up of teenagers, are gaining national attention for the wrong reason. A player is suspended from classes and facing criminal charges while a youth hockey coach familiar to Buffalo Sabres fans is suspended indefinitely as the results of their alleged behavior in weekend games.


The Erie County Legislature has voted its approval of the lowest-bid contractor to begin construction on a new STEM Building at ECC's North Campus. Despite lawsuits and some loud opposition over its location, the STEM Building is expected to be open for class in January 2018.

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Erie Community College broke ground Wednesday for its nanotechnology building.


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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office has released its findings in an audit of Erie Community College, criticizing the college for what it says was a lack of transparency in personnel decisions, including hires and salary raises.

Erie Community College is returning to its roots in technical training.


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Erie Community College has introduced a strategic blueprint it hopes will secure more funding and allow it to become more competitive and a bigger player in Buffalo's economic redevelopment.


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With 1,500 jobs slated for the Solar City complex in South Buffalo, there is a great deal of interest in jobs that might pay $18 an hour. Erie Community College held an orientation on training and courses for those jobs on Monday night.

ECC opens one-stop Student Success Center

Jun 12, 2015
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Erie Community College officials cut the ribbon Friday, officially opening the new City Campus Student Success Center. 

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This week marked the send-off celebration of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Buffalo.

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For nearly seven decades, Erie Community College has served and continues to serve thousands of veterans. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley says ECC will be honor them at all three campuses for Veterans Day that will include the dedication of a new Fallen Heroes Memorial Park at ECC's North campus. 

         

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