universities http://wrvo.org en Hanna hearing focuses on how universities impact job creation http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-hearing-focuses-how-universities-impact-job-creation <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna chaired a hearing Monday at Binghamton University on the role of universities in job creation. Hanna is chairman of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the focus of the hearing was on the importance of federal funding.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:26:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 42153 at http://wrvo.org Community colleges help region's economy http://wrvo.org/post/community-colleges-help-regions-economy <p>Community colleges are having a large economic impact on their home counties upstate, according to new research.<br><br>A report focused on Monroe Community College in western New York, calculated the institution has an annual impact of more than $710 million in Monroe County. And, says MCC president Anne Kress, SUNY colleges across upstate New York are no different. Fri, 31 May 2013 12:57:23 +0000 Kate O'Connell 38753 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says tax free zones proposal not distracting him from other key priorities http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-tax-free-zones-proposal-not-distracting-him-other-key-priorities <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says many of his key agenda items are still in play in the legislature, even though he’s been spending most of his time lately promoting tax free business zones at some state college campuses.<br><br>Cuomo held his sixth event in a week to highlight a plan to create tax free business zones at public and private colleges, as well as on some state owned properties. But he insists he’s still actively pursuing his other end of session priorities -- including public financing of political campaigns, a women’s equality act, the siting of three upstate casinos, and a board to help distressed upstate cities. Thu, 30 May 2013 13:12:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38684 at http://wrvo.org Dan Apfel on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/dan-apfel-campbell-conversations <p>Colleges and universities were once seen as national leaders in responsible investing, but they've largely lost that edge. That's the view of this week's guest on the Campbell Conversations, Dan Apfel, executive director of the <a href="http://www.endowmentethics.org/">Responsible Endowments Coalition</a>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:45:26 +0000 Grant Reeher 36592 at http://wrvo.org Dan Apfel on the Campbell Conversations Cary Nelson on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/cary-nelson-campbell-conversations <p>Are colleges and universities failing to meet proper ethical standards in the treatment of their faculties? In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Cary Nelson, a recent past president of the American Association of University Professors and the author of <em>No University Is an Island</em>, argues that many schools are falling short, and that the explosion of what he calls contingent faculty--the faculty outside of the tenure system--hurts all higher education, and furthers social and educational inequalities.</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:45:30 +0000 Grant Reeher 35580 at http://wrvo.org Upstate universities to focus on rural veterans issues http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-universities-focus-rural-veterans-issues <p>Upstate social work programs are aiming to provide better rural services for veterans and their families. Universities from across upstate New York, including in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany and Syracuse, are taking part in a program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to train students in remote areas. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:49:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28984 at http://wrvo.org