higher ed http://wrvo.org en OCC joins forces with Cazenovia College with "2+2" program http://wrvo.org/post/occ-joins-forces-cazenovia-college-22-program <p></p><p>Onondaga Community College is tapping another central New York College to join it’s "2+2" partnership stable.<br /><br />Cazenovia College is the latest institution to sign this kind of partnership agreement with OCC. What it does is allow students to take two years of directed coursework at the community college, then transfer to Cazenovia, to get a bachelor's degree.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:41:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59285 at http://wrvo.org OCC joins forces with Cazenovia College with "2+2" program SUNY chancellor backs Common Core education standards http://wrvo.org/post/suny-chancellor-backs-common-core-education-standards <p>The head of New York’s public higher education system says the Common Core education standards better prepare students for college.</p><p>SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has joined a national coalition of 200 colleges in 33 states, called <a href="http://higheredforhigherstandards.org/" target="_blank">Higher Ed for Higher Standards</a>, advocating for the continued use of Common Core standards for primary and high school education.</p><p>The new standards have been criticized for their poor rollout, but Zimpher says they’ll increase a student’s chances of completing college on time.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:41:01 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57169 at http://wrvo.org SUNY chancellor backs Common Core education standards Gillibrand pushes for bill to cut student loan rates http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-bill-cut-student-loan-rates <p>As the debt load of recent college graduates continues to rise, New York's junior senator is stumping for a new bill that will cut the interest rate on federal student loans by nearly half.</p><p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is one of about two dozen Democrats backing a bill that will reduce the loan rate on undergraduate loans to about 3.8 percent, from the nearly seven percent they sit at now. The bill would also bring down the interest rates for graduate school loans.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:48:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55758 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushes for bill to cut student loan rates Say Yes to Education still working toward fiscal sustainability http://wrvo.org/post/say-yes-education-still-working-toward-fiscal-sustainability <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Say Yes to Education is slightly short of its goal to being independently financially sustainable six years after its start. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.sayyestoeducation.org/" target="_blank">Say Yes</a> is a national nonprofit that opened a chapter in the Syracuse school district in 2008. It offers a different strategy to improve urban education with a promise of free college tuition to graduating high school seniors. </span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:12:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55001 at http://wrvo.org Say Yes to Education still working toward fiscal sustainability Report: There's a looming skills gap in New York's economy http://wrvo.org/post/report-theres-looming-skills-gap-new-yorks-economy <p></p><p>There is a looming skills gap between available jobs in New York and the training needed to fill them, according to a new report.</p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/220142438/Ready-Nation-skills-gap-report#fullscreen=1" target="_blank">The report</a>, by <a href="http://www.readynation.org/" target="_blank">Ready Nation/America’s Edge</a> found that by 2020, there will be 350,000 available jobs in the state that New Yorkers won’t have the skills needed to fill. They’re mid-level skilled jobs that require some advanced education, like an associate degree or certificate.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:44:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54795 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University formally enters "The Kent Syverud Years" http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-formally-enters-kent-syverud-years <p></p><p>Syracuse University has formally entered “The Kent Syverud Years,” as the school’s new chancellor was inaugurated Friday evening.</p><p><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-su-chancellor-introduced-college-community" target="_blank">Syverud took over for Nancy Cantor</a> as the university’s 12th chancellor in January, but the school laid out the orange carpet Friday, and laid on the pomp and circumstance, in a ceremony at Hendricks Chapel.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:41:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54235 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University formally enters "The Kent Syverud Years" Le Moyne College appoints new president http://wrvo.org/post/le-moyne-college-appoints-new-president <p>The Le Moyne College Board of Trustees unanimously elected a new president Thursday, naming Linda LeMura as its 14th president. She will become the first lay female to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:06:50 +0000 Jason Smith 53753 at http://wrvo.org Le Moyne College appoints new president SUNYIT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus now one college http://wrvo.org/post/sunyit-utica-and-albanys-nanoscale-campus-now-one-college <p></p><p>New York's public university system is merging two of its campuses. SUNYIT in Utica and the College of Nanoscale, Science and Engineering in Albany will merge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2015. </span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:02:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52948 at http://wrvo.org SUNYIT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus now one college N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers http://wrvo.org/post/ny-governor-says-college-inmates-will-pay-taxpayers America used to have a robust college education system for prison inmates. It was seen as a way to rehabilitate men and women behind bars by helping them go straight when they got out.<p>Those taxpayer-funded college classes were defunded in the 1990s. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would like to bring them back in the state, prompting a fierce new debate over higher education in state prisons.<p>Things have become so heated that a reporter even evoked Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, in a question to Cuomo this month in Buffalo, N.Y. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:08:00 +0000 Brian Mann 52486 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse? http://wrvo.org/post/could-nys-new-homeland-security-college-land-syracuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York state plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness, which backers say is a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.</span></p><p>And there are efforts to headquarter that new college in Syracuse.</p><p>State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse, says the idea to create a homeland security and emergency preparedness college came from him and the state Senate, which he pitched to the governor.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:32 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51808 at http://wrvo.org Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse? Cuomo's prison education program draws criticism from Republicans http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-prison-education-program-draws-criticism-republicans <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his plan to pay for college classes for prison inmates, saying it will cut down the number of convicts sent back to prison.</p><p>Cuomo has proposed expanding a program that currently offers privately funded college courses in some state prisons. The program would offer associate's and bachelor's degree education at 10 prisons, which Cuomo says will reduce the likelihood of inmates returning to crime.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:49:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 51687 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's prison education program draws criticism from Republicans Syracuse professor building case against Syrian human rights abusers http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-professor-building-case-against-syrian-human-rights-abusers <p>A few weeks ago, David Crane got a call. The Syracuse University law professor was asked to join a team who would be examining a collection of tens of thousands of gruesome photographs. They appeared to show widespread torture and killings at detention facilities run by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s government.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two days later, Crane was in the Middle East, with two other former war crimes prosecutors and forensics experts, poring over the images and interviewing the man who took them.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:16:40 +0000 Joanna Richards 50616 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse professor building case against Syrian human rights abusers Investigation launched into student debt relief industry http://wrvo.org/post/investigation-launched-student-debt-relief-industry <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly formed Student Protection Unit has launched an investigation into the student debt relief industry.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:54 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50470 at http://wrvo.org Investigation launched into student debt relief industry SUNY launches streamlined online learning program http://wrvo.org/post/suny-launches-streamlined-online-learning-program <p></p><p>The State University of New York is making it easier for students to graduate by making its campuses' 12,000 online classes available on one website.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:58:46 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49956 at http://wrvo.org New SUNY-ESF president wants to keep school on leading edge http://wrvo.org/post/new-suny-esf-president-wants-keep-school-leading-edge <p></p><p>Dr. Quentin Wheeler will return to central New York in January to be SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's first new president in more than a decade.</p><p>He comes back to New York from teaching at Arizona State University. Before that he cut his teeth as a professor at Cornell University where he stayed for a quarter century.</p><p>For a scientist, Wheeler said in an interview with WRVO, the forests of upstate New York are a good place to be.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55:44 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47986 at http://wrvo.org New SUNY-ESF president wants to keep school on leading edge Maffei unveils six-point education plan http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-unveils-six-point-education-plan <p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46317 at http://wrvo.org Maffei unveils six-point education plan SUNY ESF combines values, architecture in new welcoming center http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-combines-values-architecture-new-welcoming-center <p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:52:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43845 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF combines values, architecture in new welcoming center Gillibrand explains her 'no' vote on student loan compromise http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-explains-her-no-vote-student-loan-compromise <p>New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she voted against a recent compromise on student loans because the interest rates shouldn’t be tied to market rates.</p><p>Congress let interest rates on government subsidized student loans double on July first to nearly seven percent. Last week <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/schumer-happy-student-loan-interest-rate-compromise?" target="_blank">lawmakers worked out a deal</a> to allow rates to be tied to 10 year Treasury notes. That temporarily lowered the rates again.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41848 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand explains her 'no' vote on student loan compromise Schumer happy with student loan interest rate compromise http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-happy-student-loan-interest-rate-compromise <p></p><p>New York's senior U.S. senator says the compromise on student loans Congress is scheduled to take up on Tuesday is a good one, even if it's not exactly what he wanted.</p><p>Interest rates on government issued subsidized student loans doubled on July 1, after Congress failed to renew the program. But late last week, <a href="http://business.time.com/2013/07/22/congress-nears-deal-on-student-loan-rates-spoiler-alert-theyre-going-up/" target="_blank">several lawmakers announced a compromise</a> that will bring rates back down, at least for now.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:25:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41497 at http://wrvo.org Schumer happy with student loan interest rate compromise Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushing-suny-health-care-work-training-program <p>Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to get the federal labor department to steer $23 million to New York's community colleges so they can set up a health care worker training program.</p><p>The State University of New York is applying for the grant. It's similar to one SUNY <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" target="_blank">won last year for high-tech manufacturing</a>.</p><p>Twenty-nine community college campuses are listed on the grant application, and would split the grant money. The schools would also partner with area hospitals.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:27:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41228 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program Higher interest rates impact local students http://wrvo.org/post/higher-interest-rates-impact-local-students <p>Interest rates double today for any students applying for the federal government's subsidized Stafford loans, after Congress failed to agree on a deal to lower interest rates.<br><br>Students at Onondaga Community College take out $21 million in loans every year to help pay for their education. Financial Aid Director Kate Bellefeuille says some potential students at OCC will be affected by the higher rates, which are jumping from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.<br> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:06:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40411 at http://wrvo.org Higher interest rates impact local students Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says http://wrvo.org/post/definition-stem-economy-needs-be-broadened-report-says <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/%7E/media/research/files/reports/2013/06/10%20stem%20economy%20rothwell/thehiddenstemeconomy610.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> from the Brookings Institution argues that more resources for training workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) should be directed at non-degree education providers.</p><p>The need for more STEM grads is a familiar cry from industry leaders and politicians alike. But, this new report argues there’s a large potential workforce being ignored because STEM jobs are being too narrowly defined.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:15:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39469 at http://wrvo.org Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says Central New York colleges win SUNY 2020 grant http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-colleges-win-suny-2020-grant <p>A group of central New York public colleges is among the winners of the governor's second round of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program.</p><p>The state's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Upstate Medical University and Onondaga Community College in Syracuse and SUNY Oswego teamed up for the program.</p><p>They were awarded $15 million to start an institute of environmental health and medicine.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38974 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo wants to give tax breaks to startups on SUNY campuses http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-wants-give-tax-breaks-startups-suny-campuses <p>Companies that get started at one of New York’s public universities wouldn’t have to pay any taxes for a decade if a plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets enacted. Thu, 23 May 2013 12:50:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38281 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo wants to give tax breaks to startups on SUNY campuses OCC to offer first doctoral program http://wrvo.org/post/occ-offer-first-doctoral-program <p>For the first time, there will be doctorate students on the campus of Onondaga Community College this fall. A collaboration with St. John Fisher College will bring a doctoral program in executive leadership to the Syracuse campus. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36630 at http://wrvo.org OCC to offer first doctoral program 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 29.5% of recent high school graduates can't find work http://wrvo.org/post/295-recent-high-school-graduates-cant-find-work <p>The unemployment rate for recent high school graduates has nearly doubled since the recession began, leaving almost a third of them without work, according to a report from an economic think tank. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:28:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36259 at http://wrvo.org Salary prospects dim for the Class of 2013, more of the same ahead http://wrvo.org/post/salary-prospects-dim-class-2013-more-same-ahead <p>High paying jobs will remain elusive for the class of 2013 as a slow economic recovery drags on, according to numbers tallied by an economic policy center. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:19:58 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35889 at http://wrvo.org Salary prospects dim for the Class of 2013, more of the same ahead SU among those chosen to be NASA competition sites http://wrvo.org/post/su-among-those-chosen-be-nasa-competition-sites <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Syracuse University is one of two upstate universities have been chosen as host sites for the international NASA <a href="http://spaceappschallenge.org/" target="_blank">space apps challenge</a>. The challenge, taking place this month, brings together collaborators in 41 different countries to solve some of the toughest challenges facing space exploration and society. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:34:04 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35745 at http://wrvo.org SU among those chosen to be NASA competition sites 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