college http://wrvo.org en DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to take advantage of state college saving plans http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-urges-new-yorkers-take-advantage-state-college-saving-plans <p></p><p>State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to invest in a 529 College Saving Program, which helps families save money for college tuition. DiNapoli says parents, grandparents and others can open an account for a child, and receive tax credits of up to $10,000 annually for their contributions.</p><p>More than 800,000 529 College Saving Program accounts have been set up in New York, but DiNapoli says many more could take advantage of the program.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56772 at http://wrvo.org DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to take advantage of state college saving plans Oswego's Bridge Street Run: Bigger than ever, but is it better? http://wrvo.org/post/oswegos-bridge-street-run-bigger-ever-it-better <p></p><p>Today is the last day of classes for the school year at SUNY Oswego, a day that some Oswego students treat like a holiday. That’s because every year Oswego’s Bridge Street explodes with hundreds of people for the bar crawl called the Bridge Street Run, also known as BSR. Participants wear white t-shirts that are signed by friends and fellow classmates as they go from bar to bar.</p><p>For some students the event has become a staple of their time at SUNY Oswego.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:26:15 +0000 Allen Wengert 55458 at http://wrvo.org Oswego's Bridge Street Run: Bigger than ever, but is it better? 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 Coping with empty nest syndrome http://wrvo.org/post/coping-empty-nest-syndrome <p>Leaving home for the first time can be very stressful on a child. Whether they are moving away to college or relocating for a job, the process is one of change and readjustment. But the parents who raised that child often have an even more difficult time adjusting -- resulting in what is known as empty nest syndrome.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.encompasswf.com/About/">Kimberly Key</a> talks about why empty nest syndrome develops, and how it can be used as a motivator to positively turn someone&rsquo;s life around. Key is a psychotherapist and a nationally certified counselor who specializes in holistic human development and the founder of Encompass Work &amp; Family, which helps people evolve through life&rsquo;s stages.</p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Kimberly Key.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 45105 at http://wrvo.org Coping with empty nest syndrome Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary touts triumphs, still more to do http://wrvo.org/post/americans-disabilities-act-anniversary-touts-triumphs-still-more-do <p>Advocates for the disabled in Syracuse are marking the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but activists say there are still some areas where progress needs to be made.<br> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:35:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41491 at http://wrvo.org Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary touts triumphs, still more to do Schumer calls for action on student use of stimulative drugs http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-action-student-use-stimulative-drugs <p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:09:21 +0000 Julie Alderman 39435 at http://wrvo.org Program marks 40 years of offering college credits to high school seniors http://wrvo.org/post/program-marks-40-years-offering-college-credits-high-school-seniors <p>In education circles it's called concurrent enrollment. Your high school student might know it as SUPA. It's Syracuse University Project Advance, and it's celebrating its 40th birthday, with enrollment skyrocketing in recent years. Tue, 28 May 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38549 at http://wrvo.org Schumer defends lower student loan rates http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-defends-lower-student-loan-rates <p><strong><a href="http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/studentloans.jsp">Federal Stafford Loans</a></strong> allow students to defer student loan&nbsp;payments while attending school full-time. Although current interest rates hold at 3.4%, they are set to double on July 1st as a result of the expiration of the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act.</p><p>Speaking on the steps of <strong><a href="http://www.syr.edu/">Syracuse University</a></strong> on Monday, <strong><a href="http://schumer.senate.gov/">Senator Schumer</a></strong> pledged to put his weight behind a bill to keep student loans at their current rate for another year.</p><p>&quot;It is now a greater burden than almost any other lending burden around,&quot;&nbsp;Schumer said. &quot;For the federal goverment to charge 6.8 percent at a time when interest rates are so low, is almost highway robbery.&quot; Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:52:42 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 17728 at http://wrvo.org Schumer defends lower student loan rates