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MRSGDG

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  1. check out the "flagship thread" for more articles about the flagship stuff... 3 different articles from today
  2. A glimpse at future of SUNY? New tuition policies among dramatic changes urged by state panel By MARC PARRY, Staff writer First published: Monday, July 21, 2008 ALBANY - Public colleges in New York could get more flexibility to set different tuition prices by campus and program if the recommendations of a state panel on higher education become law. It's a concept that one hesitant legislator - Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari (D-Cohoes) - suggested could create class distinctions within the State University of New York, with higher-priced schools becoming "the Ivy League part of our system."The commission, appointed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer to elevate higher education in New York, also called Monday for a predictable tuition policy that would let public colleges levy "modest" tuition increases linked to inflation without legislative approval. http://timesunion.com/ASPStories/Story.asp...mp;LinkFrom=RSS
  3. Two articles on two diff topics, but both relevant: Let deliberations begin (In regards to SUNY) $50M in state funding sparks debate over 3 proposed law schools Lloyd Constantine, a candidate for SUNY chancellor who managed higher education policy for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, argued that a low-cost law school in Binghamton fulfills a regional need and would help the university move toward becoming "another flagship in the system." http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp...ory=REGIONOTHER and Paterson Set to Embrace Student Loan Plan As the commission debated the recommendations during the past year, some members suggested that the state focus its attention on a small number of institutions, creating flagship campuses that would draw the best and the brightest in specific areas of research and innovation, similar to the way the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses stand out among the University of California system schools. But that idea met resistance. “New York is not California,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, a commission member and the Republican chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee, whose Long Island district includes SUNY’s Stony Brook campus among several other colleges. “Some people here in New York just don’t want to accept the fact that we have many existing flagship campuses.” Another idea that was floated but ultimately left out of the report was to forgive student loans for people who stay and work in New York for 10 years after graduation. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/nyregion...amp;oref=slogin ...looks like LaValle isn't a fan of having a flagship from that quote...
  4. Pitcher's road a long one http://timesunion.com/ASPStories/Story.asp...mp;LinkFrom=RSS
  5. added on ua's sports front page. no new info, just the same pdf file https://admin.xosn.com/attachments1/5772.pdf EDIT: as of today they must have taken down the button the the right hand side that advertised the golf tournament
  6. Check the pdf file attached to the email. It has a little more info than what is listed in the email, but it still doesn't say where on the website to find the info. It does say event details and registration to follow, more of a save the date flyer, than probably the real one that will come out when they have set details.
  7. It went out through the Varsity Club email list, not the Athletic Dept.....not sure who is the main sponsor of the event.
  8. Rhetorically, it is probably in the same place of importance for the Senate as it was before. Health insurance, foreclosures, nurse overtime, etc.. are currently the head issues for the Senate. Being the Maj Leader he has to focus on those items. As for a stadium for UA, I highly doubt it is on his radar, there really is no reason why it would have been before. That's nothing out of the ordinary. Most legislators do since it is their job to bring money back to their districts...those who elect them want them to do the best for their area.
  9. Senate Majority Leader Bruno retiring http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/...ml?ana=from_rss UA Mention in one article.. "He has secured millions in state aid for the University at Albany's ever-expanding College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. He also orchestrated the creation of UAlbany's East Campus and genomics research center in East Greenbush, and helped generate tax credits and other financial incentives that led General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) to build a manufacturing plant in the Rensselaer Technology Park."
  10. and it could have to do with this & his federal investigation: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/06/23..._once_clai.html Voting today in the Senate for new leadership. 99.9% sure that it will be Sen Skelos (LI) for Maj. Leader and Sen Libous (Binghamton) will be the 2nd in command. Which some will probably be pissed that it is someone from LI and someone from Bing moving up and not someone from the Albany area, but how much did Bruno, from this area, do to helping UA this past year.. not much. more on Dems possible chance of takeover: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/06/23...ign_in_sig.html
  11. Corrected by 442Dane he is not from CBA, but Chatham. But I can't edit the title of the thread now. Baseball Sunday, June 15, 2008 By M.F. Piraino Staff writer Binghamton - CBA's pursuit of a Class B state baseball title ended Saturday with a 3-1 gut-churning loss to Section II champ Chatham in 10 innings in a state semifinal game at Broome Community College. "It's really disappointing," said CBA junior Mike Kitts, who came up with a clutch pinch hit in the bottom of the seventh to tie it. "I'm proud of our team. We came a long way and we battled. It would have been nice to win a state championship. But we played hard and that's all you can do." Missed opportunities and a stellar pitching performance by Chatham ace Zach Kraham conspired against the Brothers (24-4), who were looking for their first state crown since 1996. "Our kids played very well," CBA coach Tom Dotterer said. "He (Kraham) kept making big pitches when it counted. It's not like we gave him anything. I commend the kid. He pitched a wonderful game." CBA stranded seven runners in scoring position while Kraham (8-1), who pitched all 10 innings, came up with strikeouts in pivotal spots for the Panthers. The 6-foot-3 right-hander, who is headed to the University at Albany, fanned 15 and gave up nine hits. For the first seven innings, Kraham engaged in a pitcher's duel with CBA standout Matt Croglio. Croglio struck out nine in seven innings and gave up three hits, including a one-out solo homer to Kraham in the top of the fourth, which gave Chatham a 1-0 lead. "I left the change-up up," Croglio said. "Kraham is a good player." But CBA came up the equalizer in the bottom of the seventh. After pinch-hitter Kitts sent a two-out, 3-2 pitch into right field for a line single, Stu Flynn scored the tying run on a two-base throwing error. Freshman lefty Rob Cuomo, who relieved Croglio in the eighth, held Chatham at bay until the Panthers rallied for two runs in the top of the 10th. The Panthers benefited from a controversial call by home-plate umpire Mike Girard, who signaled Drew Doty out on a foul pop that should have been the second out. But Girard reversed the call when the catcher dropped the ball as he attempted to take it out of his glove. Doty went on to single and keep Chatham's rally alive. Brian Gauthier delivered a two-out, two-run double to give the Panthers the lead. "That's what makes baseball entertaining, interesting, fascinating," Dotterer said. "That's when the most memorable things happen, with two outs and two strikes. It's a great game from a fan's perspective but does it hurt? Sure." CBA looked to tie it again in the bottom of the 10th and put runners on second and third with two outs. But the Brothers were thwarted again by Kraham, who chalked up his 15th strikeout to end the game. Chatham 3, CBA 1 Chatham 0001000002- 361 CBA 0000001000- 191 CBA: Matt Croglio, Rob Cuomo (L-8). Brothers (24-5). http://www.syracuse.com/sports/index.ssf?/....xml&coll=1
  12. http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/...ml?ana=from_rss
  13. http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pb...80324/1001/NEWS Thought many here would find this amusing .... Most schools will receive between 2 percent and 4 percent less than last year. The biggest cut is at Stony Brook in Suffolk County, at 5.83 percent less than 2007-08. Empire State College, which has multiple locations across New York, is the only one whose support has increased. It is $15.9 million this year, a hike of less than 1 percent.
  14. Resetarits Hopes to lead Hamburg to Title http://www.wgrz.com/sports/sports_article.aspx?storyid=58320
  15. http://wnyt.com/article/stories/s461245.shtml?cat=256
  16. From DMV website: Effective August 2, 2004, pursuant to the Commissioner's discretionary authority under sections 404(1) and 404-l of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, the Department of Motor Vehicles temporarily suspended consideration and approval of requests for creation of new custom plate series. This moratorium does not apply to those plate series mandated by law or those which have already been approved administratively, nor does it extend to the modification of existing contracts to which the Department is already a party. The moratorium will continue in effect until the criteria for approval of new custom plate series has been reviewed and the Commissioner's regulations updated accordingly.
  17. Its more of a question of legality. Through regulations the Commissioner legally has the right to deal with it or is it something that has to be done with Legislature approval. I believe it is more of a legal issue, rather than who really wants to do it. I would assume the Legislature could care less and would want the Commissioner to take over it, but that's just my guess. I also don't know who brought about the litigation, it could have been a NYS citizen who is sueing the state dmv...
  18. Just as an FYI, I found out that there are no new plate designs moving in the Assembly or Senate due to current litigation by the DMV. I believe it is because it actually might be the right of the Commissioner to create the new designs rather than having it go through actual legislation. So the Legislature can not move on any bills that have to do with plate designs. Which would include if UA pushed for a plate design at this point..which there currently is no bill, but just saying. I wish I had more info on the litigation but I don't.
  19. "he was not able to meet the minimum requirements that were established" .. minimum requirements.. sounds like grades to me. What else has min requirements? If that is, thats personal, and I do wish him the best of luck!
  20. Murray named new HCCC president http://www.uticaod.com/homepage/x273556121...-HCCC-president
  21. In Ettkin's blog today in regards to the article above.... What might’ve been May 20, 2008 at 9:59 am by Brian Ettkin I wrote today on our tendency to overlook the effect injuries have on athletes. Illness had a profound effect on UAlbany coach Will Brown, who had been recruited by high-level programs such as Seton Hall, Notre Dame and Boston College out of high school. He signed with Penn but would transfer to Division II Dowling College as a freshman because of his chronic fight against Crohn’s Disease, which made keeping on weight a struggle. He’ll never know how good a Division I player he might have become if he’d been healthy. It drives him now “to coach, to be involved in this game, because I really feel as a player my game was shortchanged a little bit. I grew up in a gym. I wanted to challenge myself to play at the highest level and be the best possible player. A lot of it was out of my control; you’ve got to play the hand dealt to you.” He played it well enough to land a Division I head-coaching job and take UAlbany to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. And yet every once in a while he’ll reflect on his playing career and wonder, What might’ve been?
  22. Fans know names, not real lives By BRIAN ETTKIN, Staff writer First published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 A-Rod returns today from the disabled list. No one doubts that you missed him, but did you worry or feel bad for him? Probably not. Elite athletes are our real-life comic book superheroes, our Flashes and Incredible Hulks, made of nerve tissue and bone just like the rest of us but able to perform superhuman feats we mortals could never achieve. Except for the rare occasions when a life-threatening injury occurs, most of us consider them indestructible. So when a strained quadriceps sidelines Alex Rodriguez, we don't consider the discomfort or frustration he might be experiencing. We wonder how long until he resumes swatting baseballs into the sweet hereafter. When Jorge Posada goes on the disabled list for the first time in his career because of rotator-cuff tendinitis, few of us consider the pain and stresses he faces. We do worry how much longer until he flashes signs to Wang and Pettitte again. can be excused few of us are even acquaintances of the athletes we root for and follow. People concern themselves most deeply with family and friends, as they should, and it's hard to welcome Derek Jeter into the family, as well-spoken and polite as he seems, if you've never met. So it's easy to think of flesh-and-blood athletes as Rotisserie players whose health problems affect fictitious teams but otherwise don't matter to us. I'm as guilty as anyone. When a player on a team I cover or follow is injured, the first thing I want to know is the length of time he'll be sidelined. A question such as "How he's feeling?" I'm ashamed to say isn't high on the list. I recently gained a newfound empathy for injured athletes after I hurt myself in a fall that put me on the DL (head, neck) for the better part of a month. In no way am I comparing myself to an elite athlete -- or a mediocre one. But for the first time I felt the frustration of physically not being able to perform everyday tasks or my job for an extended period -- and wondering how long it would be until I could. And I was only out a few weeks. Iati suffered injuries than a rodeo bull rider when he played for UAlbany. He underwent a pair of surgeries to repair a partially torn labrum. He broke the big toe on his left foot twice. And then he had surgery before his senior season to repair a ruptured disk that was pinching his sciatic nerve. One doctor told him the surgery might end his career. "One doctor told me I wasn't going to be able to use my leg correctly in life in general," said Iati, who will become a UAlbany graduate assistant coach next season. Iati couldn't bend enough to pull up his socks. He couldn't stand on his tiptoes to grab something from the closet's top shelf. And yet he was most concerned about playing basketball again. "I didn't want my career to end on a doctor's table," Iati said. After the surgery Iati couldn't practice and felt as if he was letting his team down. That's the thing about injuries. They not only tear tendons and ligaments; they strain the soul, too. Iati wondered if the incoming freshmen looked at him and thought, "The little white guy, can he even play? He's been hurt the whole time I've been here. Who is this guy? Is he the manager?" "You lose a little bit of your identity, and you start wondering, 'What am I going to do?"' he said. "You're just basically sitting around; you can't wait for that to come back in your life." Even when an athlete comes back, he might not be as good as new. When Iati returned to the team before the 2007-08 season he couldn't elevate on his jump shot as he once could. He couldn't throw a baseball pass. He couldn't even bend to pick up a loose ball; he had to fall on it to gain possession. UAlbany track star Joe Greene suffered a Grade 4 hamstring tear on Feb. 9. Greene, who finished fourth in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the NCAA Track and Field Championships last year as a sophomore, recently said he's able to perform at only about 70 percent of his capabilities because of the injury and 12-week layoff. He'd never lost at the America East Conference meet, but he did this season, prompting a teammate to observe, "Joe's actually human." So is A-Rod. We're glad he's back because the Yankees need him. That is our concern. http://timesunion.com/ASPStories/storyprin...?StoryID=689884
  23. SUNY grapples with budget http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp...sdate=5/16/2008
  24. Passed along to me through Rockefeller: The New York State Division of Budget (DOB) has decided to order the State University of New York to freeze nearly $110 million it collects from students and public hospital patients from TUITION, dormitory fees, private insurance payments, and more! The $109.4 million spending reduction comes on top of a $38.8 million cut in operating aid in the 2008-09 state budget. Without these funds, SUNY will not be able to deliver the educational and health care services that students, parents and hospital patients have already paid for, courses will be cancelled, class sizes will swell, and the quality of our academic programs and patient care will suffer. Freezing SUNY's revenues will produce a shortage of funds to pay for residence hall maintenance, security, and campus safety. SUNY's public hospitals in Brooklyn, Stony Brook and Syracuse won't have the funds available to maintain some vital health care services. In essense, this plan will dismantle SUNY. United University Professions, the union that represents more than 32,000 faculty and staff at SUNY, urges you to take action by telling the Governor to intervene and allow SUNY to spend the revenues it collects from TUITION, dormitory fees and other payments to support services for its students and hospital patients. Fax the Governor here if you are a student: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1373/t/2...mpaign_KEY=2164 Fax the Governor here if you are a SUNY employee: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1373/t/2...mpaign_KEY=2161 Invite ALL your friends who attend any SUNY campus to join this group and fax the Governor! Email the link to your parents and friends at other schools! Don't let the DOB hold your tuition dollars hostage! We also have a facebook group with over one thousand members making it known that this cut is unacceptable. To join this group, click here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17050052789
  25. 05/13/08 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) The Philadelphia Wings' forwards Merrick Thomson and Jamie Rooney were selected as members of the 2008 National Lacrosse League All Rookie Team. They are joined by Forward Craig Point (Minnesota); Transition players Jordan Hall (New York), Tyler Codron (Portland), and Bobby McBride (Chicago). Thomson, the Wings' top draft choice (2nd overall) in this year's NLL Entry Draft, had a standout first season with the Wings, recording 55 points (26G, 29A), which was second only to Minnesota's Craig Point who recorded 61 points (27G, 34A). In his first year out of the University at Albany, Thomson was named Rookie of the Week in week 4 this season, and was also named Rookie of the Month for January. Rooney, the Wings selected Rooney in the second round (22nd overall) in the 2008 NLL Dispersal Draft from Arizona, finished the 2008 season with 43 points (20G, 23A) and 59 loose balls. Rooney's season was highlighted by his five point performance (2G, 3A) in the Wings 19-11 victory over Chicago in the team's first game. He also scored the goal that forced overtime in the Wings 15-14 overtime win against the Buffalo Bandits on January 26. The Philadelphia Wings finished the 2008 regular season with a 10-6 record, 7-1 at home, and qualified for the National Lacrosse League playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season. 2008 was also a historic season for the Wings as forward Athan Iannucci shattered the single season goal scoring record with 71 goals, transition player Geoff Snider broke the single season loose ball record with 244, and on April 19, the team had its highest attended game since 2002 when 17,340 fans packed the Wachovia Center. Reserve your 2009 season tickets today! A $50 deposit guarantees a great seat for eight great games of Wings lacrosse. Call 215-389-WING or visit wingslax.com for more information. The Philadelphia Wings are owned and operated by Philadelphia Wings L.P., whose principal owners are Russ Cline, Chris Fritz and Michael French. Comcast-Spectacor serves as the marketing, sponsorship and publicity arm of the Wings. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/r...ses/?id=3639938
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