State University of New York

Tom Puckett
November 15, 2017 - 2:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The SUNY board of trustees has voted to revoke the honorary degree from Harvey Weinstein in light of admitted and alleged sexual misconduct. Weinstein attended UB from 1969-1973, and received the honorary degree in 2000. SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson tweeted about the decision...
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Allan Harris
October 01, 2017 - 7:32 am
(WBEN) Statement by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson on Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips: "The recent passing of Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips is felt deeply throughout The State University of New York, where Betty’s leadership will leave a significant and lasting impact on our students, faculty, staff,...
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July 21, 2017 - 12:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — About 75,000 people who applied for New York's first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program are finding out whether they will start the fall semester without a tuition bill to pay. "It feels absolutely terrific," Binghamton University student Natan Nassir, of Great...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Will New York's first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A new detail, perhaps a wrinkle, in the state's new Excelsior Scholarship program. Students who get free tuition will be required to be full-time students and to remain in New York State for the same number of years as their award. Otherwise, they would have to repay the money...
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Tim Wenger
April 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Excelsior Scholarship program included in the just-passed New York State budget is music to the ears of student leadership within the 600,000 strong SUNY and CUNY university system. The munch-heralded, and sometimes controversial, program would provide tuition for...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) -New York State is set to offer free tuition to public colleges for families making less than 125-thousand dollars a year. The tuition initiative came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo but State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo) said the item agreed to is far different from the original...
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Dave Debo
March 28, 2017 - 5:36 am
(WBEN/AP) Legislators hope to approve a new state spending plan by Saturday, the first day of the new state fiscal year, but at least one local lawmaker is raising caution that the state could return to the days of state budgets not routinely passed on time. "I'm hopeful that it will be done on...
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