Higher Education

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The Trump administration agreed to rescind new visa rules for international college students it announced last week during court proceedings on Tuesday. New York was one of at least 17 states that filed lawsuits over the policy change, which was widely criticized.

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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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American schools often demonstrate racial inequality with less money to help those who need the most. That was a topic Thursday night in the symposium "A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity" at Canisius College.

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Higher education is always a mix between the theoretical and the practical. That's especially true for students at UB's Department of Architecture and Planning.

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New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia appeared on the Daemen College campus in Amherst Thursday Distinguished Lecture series.

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Across the world, people want to live and work in the U-S. Many are already here in colleges and graduate school

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American industries and health care fields are constantly looking for engineers and scientists and there probably aren't enough who live here to fill all the openings.

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American higher education suffers from two main problems: getting kids in and keeping them there to get their degrees. That was the message delivered Monday at UB by University of Pennsylvania Higher Education Professor Laura Perna.

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The New York State Education Department is implementing new testing requirements for initial teacher certification. In our Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley says leaders from the state Education Department met with some members of higher education in Buffalo about these changes that begin April 30.

New state budget includes financial aid boost

Apr 2, 2014
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College students and businesses have something to gain from the recently enacted state budget. One area lawmaker says the local economy should benefit, as well. 

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Medaille College in Buffalo reveals that it will be closing its Amherst campus as it deals with major fiscal problems.

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Several SUNY leaders and business experts participated in the WNY Regional Summit on Higher Education and Economic Development Friday.

Prestigious Ivy League schools join growing Say Yes program

Sep 18, 2013

Cornell University, Princeton University and Dartmouth College have joined the expanding Say Yes To Education program, which provides high school students a tuition-free path to college.

Obama stresses college affordability in Buffalo speech

Aug 23, 2013
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President Barack Obama came to Buffalo to deliver a speech on affordable higher education at the University at Buffalo.

President Obama to speak on cost of higher education

Aug 22, 2013
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Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is ready to greet President Obama as he arrives at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport this morning.  Congressman Higgins will also ride in the Presidential motorcade. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley spoke with Higgins about why President Obama is using the University at Buffalo for a back drop to discuss the importance of higher education and access to it.

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Making the decision to change careers and return to education can be daunting in a challenging job market. Western New York native Sabrina Cascucci left a stable job to go back to college at 38-years old to try and make an impact in the field of medical technology.

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Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has proposed extending aid for higher education in New York State to illegal immigrants.

The bill, presented on Friday, would make government financial aid and low-interest loans available to illegal immigrants in an effort to provide them better opportunities to gain employment. The initiative comes on the heals of President Obama's Dream Act.

There has been no reaction from state Republicans nor the Governor.


Tuesday is National Philanthropy Day.  But at St. Bonaventure University, students are encouraged to give something back every day.  As WBFO's Mark Scott reports, such giving is part of the Franciscan tradition that dates back to the days of St. Francis of Assisi.