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Educating for Democracy: Collegiate Sports and March Madness

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Joel Shatzky

The fundamental problem confronting Division l athletic programs comes at a time in which an increasing trend in higher education is becoming more obvious: education, except for the elite schools, is now run on a business model to the detriment of good teaching and good learning.

New York Is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
Christine C. Quinn

Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.

Tyler Kingkade

Ranking Of Colleges With The Most Drug Arrests Per Capita Counts Several SUNY Campuses | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2015 | College

A new analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education shows several campuses in the State University of New...

Investing in America's Dazzling Scientific Talent

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Our nation needs to increase its commitment to the intellectual pursuit of scientific discovery - and to the "dazzling" talent in our midst. That's a proven strategy to produce the jobs that Americans want and deserve -- not directly but indirectly.

We Are More Than an Ivory Tower

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

The documentary Ivory Tower debuts tonight on CNN, and it identifies some very real problems with higher education in this country. It is unacceptable that we would ignore the message of Ivory Tower at our own peril.

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

My poems allowed me to say things I could not have said to anyone in person. I think poems build a bridge between us as human beings and that's why I think poetry is so important. It gives us the courage to say the unsayable.

LICH Leftovers

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.

Common Core Is Common Sense for Higher Ed

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Nancy L. Zimpher

The Common Core standards and new assessments aligned with the standards represent our best hope for driving meaningful improvement across K-12 and higher education.

Meet Obama's Favorite College Leader

Politico | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The next time President Obama touts a new higher education plan, look around. You’ll likely find Nancy L. Zimpher in the background. Zimpher, the...

Cultivating the 'Entrepreneurial Spirit' at America's Largest University

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Education
Lawrence Wittner

SUNY -- 64 higher education campuses with nearly half a million students -- is the largest university system in the United States. Therefore, when university administrators join the state's governor in turning SUNY into a loyal servant of big business, that fact has significant ramifications.

You'll Never Party That Hard Again, Cortaca

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.21.2013 | College

Officials at the State University of New York at Cortland are really upset about students divulging into a near riot. President Erik J. Bitterbaum ...

These New York Students Were Out Of Control This Weekend (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.18.2013 | College

Students at the State University of New York at Cortland went absolutely nuts this weekend. SUNY Cortland won their rivalry game Saturday against ...

Penn State Almost Picked A Guy Who's Resigning Amid A Pay Scandal To Be President

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.08.2013 | College

David R. Smith was on his way to becoming the next president of Penn State University. Instead, he resigned Thursday amid a pay scandal. Penn State...

Anger in the Heartland Over Unfair Teacher Tests

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

There is anger brewing in this heartland community of Cortland, New York over unfair new teacher tests.

A New Vision for Affordable and Quality Higher Education Requires Leadership, Collaboration

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

President Obama just did American students, educators, and businesses a favor. He made access to an affordable college education a national priority, and for that historic focus he deserves great credit.

In Support of Public Education

Yetta Kurland | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

Knowledge is power, as they say, and like the practice of law, education is a tool that can empower people and communities to reach their fullest potential.

Corporate Welfare or Education? The Future of America's Largest Public University System

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Despite the obvious limitations of Tax-Free NY, why is the governor promoting it so vigorously?

SUNY Withdraws Plan to Close LICH

DNAinfo | Posted 04.26.2013 | New York

COBBLE HILL — Long Island College Hospital has been saved, the state officials announced Friday. SUNY Downstate Medical Center, who owns LICH, wi...

SUNY Roadmap a Model for Collective Education

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

As a lifelong educator and current chancellor of the country's largest system of public higher education, I know a thing or two about whether a college degree is "worth it" given the cost and time commitments associated with getting one in today's struggling economy.

Did The FBI Really Spy On Occupy Wall Street Campus Demonstrations?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.10.2013 | College

Officials with the State University of New York at Oswego say they never assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other federal agency to m...

Commission Recommends Core Changes To Education

Newsday | John Hildebrand | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education

Students seeking admission to SUNY schools of education should be required to have grade-point averages of at least 3.0, with the aim of boosting teac...

Why SUNY's Cooperative Education Is a Win for the American Economy

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 02.07.2013 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

American educators must not lose sight of the monumentally important task that we must achieve with each graduating class, and that is meeting the workforce demands of a 21st Century global economy and preparing students for a prosperous future.

Creating a New Model of Shared Services: Dual -- Not Dueling -- Campus Leadership

Candace Vancko | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Candace Vancko

Anticipating my reaction to leaving the campus that I had been leading for 13 years, the provost said, "No, you're not leaving Delhi. We want you to be president of both campuses." This unconventional move was inspired by a mandate across SUNY to do more with less.

SUNY Trustees Expected To Approve Increase In Funding For Controversial NYC Charter School Network

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

The controversial Success Academy Charter Schools network -- founded by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz -- is expected to receive a 50 percent ...

When Mother's Day Can't Be Contained in a Card

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

Each time I see Kelly with our daughters, tickling them, singing with them and giving them even more of what she knows they'll need to become strong women, I am proud of her and our family.