Jump to content



UAlbany Athletics- America East-
SOCIAL MEDIA: UAlbany Facebook- UAlbany Instagram- UAlbany Twitter- UAlbany Blog-
MEDIA: Albany Student Press- America East TV- ESPN3- Schenectady Gazette- The Team 104.5 ESPN Radio- The Team 104.5 ESPN Radio Archive interviews- Times Union College Sports- Times Union Sports- WCDB- WOFX 980-
FALL SPORTS LINKS: CAA Football-
WINTER SPORTS LINKS: College Insider- Pomeroy Ratings- Real TimeRPI-
SPRING SPORTS LINKS: Inside Lacrosse- Lax Power Backup Stick-
OTHER FORUMS: America East Forum- Any Given Saturday Forum- Championship Subdivision forum(1-AA Discussion) The Hen House - Siena Forum- Stony Brook Forum- Vermont Forum

MRSGDG

Big Purple Fans
  • Posts

    4,097
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    66

Everything posted by MRSGDG

  1. I believe these are possible areas.. page 493: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK STATE OPERATIONS AND AID TO LOCALITIES 2008-09, where line 7 starts for UA page 537: Albany Campus Revitalization Project page 543: UA Cap Projects page 547: Cap Projects page 572: Total UA Project Schedule I am unsure exactly where the stadium funding is put in the Assembly bill. It might not exactly say stadium but that the $ goes to the campus, and then the school knows where exactly they have to put it. All I know through GDG and people who work for UA is that "Athletics - $36.5 million" in the Assembly version...from GDG's post #26. We might have to wait from someone from the university to let us know where the money has to go, if it isn't laid out in the new bill, whenever it is amended.
  2. Seems like they are going out of order because I think they already passed the Health and Mental Hygiene Budget Bill (S 6804-D/A 9804-D) and the Public Protection and General Government Budget Bill (S 6800-D/A 9800-D). I'm not 100% sure on that though. Sometimes they go in order. They are going out of over because only a few bills have been agreed upon. So they voted on budget bills that are set in stone. All the others are up in the air right now. They are done for the day. There is no reason for them to be in Albany if there is no agreement. In reality there is nothing they can do at this point..Siver and Bruno know what their majority wants.Each house knows what they want, and the hard part is behind the scenes when the staffs have to figure out how to make it all work, and get the numbers to be right. Give and take from each house. The Assemblymembers are on call for Sunday... which means they might have to be up for a Sunday session if there has been an agreement. And to reiterate the education budget bill is A.9803B. It can be viewed here & when amended the new version (C or D) will be up: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A09803&sh=t Enjoy You can also view all the budget bills here: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi
  3. The legislators are most likely staying the weekend, so I wouldn't expect to hear about stadium funding today. And according to Paterson he still wants them to cut parts of the budget out because it is too big... so lets keep our fingers crossed that the funding doesn't get cut during the weekend. "Basically Paterson, in addition to saying he wanted lawmakers to work through the weekend, contended that he’s been trying to hold the line on spending, and even make some cuts in light of the state’s deteriorating economy, but that lawmakers just don’t seem to get it." http://blogs.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/7043
  4. Still no news on an updated Education Budget Bill. They go into session at 10:00am 12:30PM ???? they still have not gone to conference yet at this time..so no clue when they will actually even be going into session... there are a few more budget bills that have not been updated yet either. Not sure right now if they are staying the weekend to continue working on the budget, finishing it today, or doing some today and coming back monday to finish up. We will see.
  5. These are not the new versions. The current version is still the "B" version A.9803B & S.6803B they are not "same as" bills (which means at this point they don't have the same language) which is the Assembly's and Senate's old version, as I posted the other day. (The Assembly bill became a "B" version back on March 9th & Senate on March 16th) They have not come to an agreement yet on most of the budget bills, I check multiple times a day, as soon as they update it I will post it on here. They plan on staying in Albany at least until Thursday maybe Friday, so the updated bills might not be up until then.
  6. Update/NonUpdate on Capitol $$ As asked in another post in another thread, I thought I might also post this here, for those who care: As for the capital money, I am out today because I am sick, but still have access to the online bill tracking system from my apartment. They haven't seemed to update online yet the new bill numbers or updated the old A9801-9810 bills with the new amended versions that the Senate & Assembly would have to agree on. I do remember seeing a NYT article that said Silver said they were going to begin voting on them today which means they will have to assign bill numbers to the bills, once they do the text of the new budget bills should be online.. but as of right now they aren't. If people are interested they can view the budget bills here (but right now I think they are still the non-amended ones): http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi Update 2: Apparently the senate and assembly are much farther apart on the budget than the news is reporting. There have been no budget bills printed because in reality there is still no agreements on any of the 10 budget bills. I have confirmed that the bill numbers will be the same, just updated with amended letters, so the education budget bill is A.9803 / S.6803 (currently an "A" version but most likely will become a B, C or D version by the time the budget is finally agreed upon. If I hear anything else I will post it.
  7. I'm on the student list, so thats why I received it. Not sure what other list they sent it out to. As for the capital money, I am out today because I am sick, but still have access to the online bill tracking system from my apartment. They haven't seemed to update online yet the new bill numbers or updated the old A9801-9810 bills with the new amended versions that the Senate & Assembly would have to agree on. I do remember seeing a NYT article that said Silver said they were going to begin voting on them today which means they will have to assign bill numbers to the bills, once they do the text of the new budget bills should be online.. but as of right now they aren't. If people are interested they can view the budget bills here (but right now I think they are still the non-amended ones): http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi
  8. Email I received today on the ALL STUDENTS LIST SERVE from UA: "Dear UAlbany Community: Building on the success of UAlbany Day, I invite you to once again come out and show your pride in our university. The date is Monday, April 14th, when the University launches its exciting new brand. The announcement will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the atrium of University Hall. I hope you will join me when we unveil to "the world" our new marketing campaign. Sincerely, George Philip Interim President" EDIT: Sorry didn't realize there was already a thread on this http://bigpurplefans.ipbhost.com/index.php...98&hl=brand
  9. Legislative Joint Budget Conf Committee: 1:30 PM 4:30 PM today (3/28) Higher Education Hearing Room C of the Legislative Office Building live: http://assembly.state.ny.us/av/ .. might be announcing their joint budget agreements.....
  10. Dear UAlbany Faculty, Staff, and Students: On behalf of the University at Albany, thank you for your tremendous contribution to UAlbany Day last week. As one legislator put it, he had never seen a better event organized by a college or a university to promote its strengths to the Legislature, and referred to our UAlbany Day as "a model for the SUNY System." Nearly 400 people attended in all, and the enthusiasm was contagious. The attractive displays set up by our divisions, colleges and schools brought home the strength and breadth of UAlbany's academic and research assets. Such elements as the UAlbany Cheerleaders, Serendipity - UAlbany's all-female a cappella group, a UAlbany Day video, great refreshments, colorful costumes and a student raffle all added to the fun and festivities. Seniors Nick Fahrenkopf and Liz Gray were superb masters of ceremony. Among those witnessing all of this style and substance were seven members of the Capital Region Legislative Delegation - Senator Hugh Farley, Senator Neil Breslin, Assembly Majority Leader Ronald Canestrari, Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco, our own assemblyman (as he reminded everyone) Jack McEneny, Assemblyman Bob Reilly, and Assemblyman Tim Gordon. Each of them spoke, voicing their support for the University, as did Senate Higher Education Chairman Kenneth LaValle and five UAlbany alumni who now serve in the state Assembly. On hand as well were other legislators from Senate and Assembly, state agency commissioners, business leaders, and program and fiscal staff from the Legislature and Governor's office. We also cannot forget SUNY Vice Chancellor John O'Connor, and, of course, our good friend Albany Mayor and UAlbany alumnus Gerald Jennings. It was a great turnout and really brought home the message that UAlbany is a premier institution within the State University of New York System and the State of New York. Once again, it could not have gone nearly so well without your dedication, skill, and effort. To relive UAlbany Day, please visit our home page at www.albany.edu where you can link to additional information and photos of this memorable event. As we look to turning UAlbany Day into an annual tradition, we would welcome your thoughts and suggestions on making this day of university celebration even better next year. Please forward your comments to Kathleen Spawn at kspawn@uamail.albany.edu. Once again, thank you for your support and participation in this most important day. Sincerely, George M. Philip Interim President
  11. Surf Sign Steve Wyland 03/20/08 - Canadian American League (Can-Am) Atlantic City Surf Wyland enters his first professional season after playing collegiately at the University at Albany. He led the America East Conference with a .388 average in 2007, finishing third with 45 runs scored and 45 RBI to go along with 14 doubles and five home runs. The Stratford, N.J., native helped to lead the Great Danes to a conference championship and a berth in NCAA regional play for the first time in school history. As a junior in 2006, Wyland was named to the all-conference second team, finishing eighth in the league with a .347 average and leading the America East with a .469 on-base percentage. He was fourth in the conference with a .357 average his sophomore year, earning first-team All-America East honors. Wyland finished second all-time at UAlbany in games played (174), third in hits (211), fourth in runs scored (142) and at-bats (607), and fifth in RBI (108) and career batting average (.347). The 22-year-old was a three-year letter winner at Sterling (N.J.) High School. The Atlantic City Surf open their 2008 Can-Am League home schedule on May 26 against the league's newest member, the Ottawa Rapids. Season and single-game tickets are available by calling the Surf ticket office at (609) 344-7873. http://www.oursportscental.com/services/releases/?id=3608207
  12. "I've applied to St. Rose and the University at Albany for grad school," Fisher said. "I want to be an elementary school teacher and work with kids. http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=...82700&rfi=6
  13. From his Myspace.. everythings public Him signing with UA: http://a526.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image...3603b3fa1a5.jpg Other football Pics: http://b7.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00287/7...287657787_l.gif http://b8.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00483/8...483865768_l.gif
  14. Signings – Rocklin's Ryan Eckert, a first-team All-Sierra Foothill League tackle, has signed a partial football scholarship with the University at Albany in New York, according to Thunder coach Greg Benzel. http://www.sacbee.com/prepsplus/story/799560.html
  15. UA Day was fine. The Albany Room where it was located was double booked by managagement (which doesn't shock me, my past experiences working with the Albany Room ppl are a pain) and UA was screwed and had to have it out in the Liberty Cafe so everything was scrunched together, but alot of people showed up. Assembly Members that I remember seeing: Canestrari, Tobacco, Zebrowski, T. Gordon, N.Perry, Reilly, Weprin, (maybe Tedisco and McEneny) As for Senators I'm not too sure. Alot of students came, many of the men's BB team as well, seemed like a great turnout. On a side note... assemblymember P. River has mentioned concerns over certain people leaving (as UA72 mentioned) and the flagship issue/endowment. He is from the Bronx and hasn't mention which school he thinks would be good, but that he believes there should be one, and an fyi from him http://chronicle.com/news/article/4140/ber...fessor-poaching
  16. Not sure if it means anything. I posted this in the flagship thread as well. -5 year mainatence plan $2.7 billion SUNY (capital) State University of New York Critical Maintenance The Assembly strikes the Executive's one-year appropriation of $550 million and replaces it with an appropriation for a 5-year critical maintenance plan as follows: State University of New York Five-Year Critical Maintenance Plan Albany ....................................... 168,775,000 http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=C01369&sh=t STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CAPITAL PROJECTS - REAPPROPRIATIONS 2008-09 1 tation, facilities for the physically disabled and related projects 2 including costs incurred prior to April 1, 2007 subject to a plan 3 developed by the state university and approved by the director of 4 the budget (28F10708) ... 379,700,000 ........... (re. $379,322,000) 5 Project Schedule 6 PROJECT AMOUNT 7 ---------------------------------------------------------- 8 (thousands of dollars) 9 Albany 10 Campus-wide critical maintenance 11 projects such as Classroom Renova- 12 tions & Upgrades, Phase I..........................5,988
  17. Assembly Budget: -no tuiton hikes -$43 mill operating aid SUNY -$28 mill operating aid CUNY -5 year mainatence plan $2.7 billion SUNY (capital) State University of New York Critical Maintenance The Assembly strikes the Executive's one-year appropriation of $550 million and replaces it with an appropriation for a 5-year critical maintenance plan as follows: State University of New York Five-Year Critical Maintenance Plan Albany ....................................... 168,775,000 http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=C01369&sh=t ------------------------------ 543 12803-06-8 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CAPITAL PROJECTS - REAPPROPRIATIONS 2008-09 1 (thousands of dollars) 2 Albany 3 Nanotechnology Research Facility 4 and Equipment for the Interna- 5 tional Venture for Nanotech- 6 nology (INVENT). Notwithstand- 7 ing any provision of law to 8 the contrary, the state 9 university construction fund 10 is hereby authorized to enter 11 into a service agreement to 12 transfer up to $75,000,000 in 13 state university capital 14 construction funds to the 15 Fuller road management corpo- 16 ration, pursuant to appropri- 17 ation, for the construction of 18 a nanotechnology research 19 facility and equipment for the 20 international venture for 21 nanotechnology on the univer- 22 sity at Albany campus. Fuller 23 road management corporation is 24 authorized to construct such 25 facility using funds trans- 26 ferred from the state univer- 27 sity construction fund to 28 Fuller road management corpo- 29 ration, and other funds avail- 30 able to Fuller road management 31 corporation, pursuant to the 32 terms of an executed lease 33 agreement with the state 34 university of New York trus- 35 tees as authorized by chapter 36 643 of the laws of 1997 ....... 75,000 37 East Campus Cancer Research 38 Bldg/Equipment School of 39 Public Health Expansion. 40 Notwithstanding any inconsist- 41 ent provision of law to the 42 contrary, the state university 43 construction fund is hereby 44 authorized to enter into a 45 service agreement to transfer 46 up to $25,000,000 in state 47 university capital 48 construction funds to the 49 university of Albany founda- 50 tion or its designee for 51 construction of a cancer 52 research center at the east 544 12803-06-8 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CAPITAL PROJECTS - REAPPROPRIATIONS 2008-09 1 campus and equipment and 2 infrastructure for the school 3 of public health expansion, 4 pursuant to appropriation 5 therefor ...................... 25,000 6 Life Sciences Bldg Equipment ...... 14,000 7 New Entry/Admissions Bldg 8 Equipment ....................... 3,500 9 New Entry/Admissions Bldg 10 Site/Plaza Improvements ......... 5,000 11 Life Sciences Bldg 12 Complete Shelled Wing ........... 2,000 13 Brubacher Hall .................... 1,000 ---------------------------- 26 Project Schedule 27 PROJECT AMOUNT 28 -------------------------------------------- 29 (thousands of dollars) 30 Albany 31 Renovate Husted Hall .............. 15,000 32 Rehabilitate Power Plant, 33 Phase I .......................... 5,500 34 Uptown Campus - Electric 35 Repairs, Phase ................... 6,000 36 Mechanical/electrical Up- 37 grades - Various Buildings ....... 1,471 38 Rehab Heating Plant, Phase 39 II ............................... 1,200 40 Roof/Canopy/Column Repairs 41 - Various Buildings .............. 2,100 42 Uptown Power Plant - Re- 43 pair/Replace Boilers ............. 2,300 44 Uptown Exterior Rehabs - 45 Various Buildings ................ 2,000 46 Rehab Campus Roads and Park- 47 ing Areas ........................ 6,000 48 Podium Deck/Canopy Repair - 49 Various Buildings ................ 2,900 50 Uptown Sewer, Storm System 548 12803-06-8 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CAPITAL PROJECTS - REAPPROPRIATIONS 2008-09 1 Upgrades ......................... 4,500 2 Lecture Center Renovation - 3 Mech Systems ..................... 5,686 4 State and Indian Quad Dining 5 Room Renovations ................. 7,000 6 Construct Electric Substation ...... 3,000 7 Campus-wide Projects, In- 8 cluding Division I Light- 9 ing/Finishes Upgrades ........... 14,192 10 -------------- 11 78,849 http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A09803&sh=t
  18. Sent to all UA Students today... "To the University at Albany Community: At a time when the University at Albany is reaching new heights in academics, research and athletics, there have been efforts by some to promote restructuring SUNY to make Buffalo and Stony Brook the system's two flagships. Many of you have rightly expressed concerns about the negative impact this would have on our campus and I have shared our mutual concerns with our state lawmakers and SUNY officials. I have been informed on numerous occasions that UAlbany will continue to be one of SUNY's four University research centers or flagships. I have no reason to believe this will not be the case. However, this is a time of serious state budget challenges, which includes a proposed two-and-a-half percent cut in the SUNY System overall operating budget. As you know, it is a very competitive landscape for higher education and we must advocate for the resources necessary to advance our agenda and to remain competitive on a national and international level I am asking you to join me on March 18th at the State Capitol for UAlbany Day to help promote the University's academic, research, and extracurricular success, and to showcase how our mission contributes immeasurably to the economic, intellectual, and cultural fabric of the greater Capital Region and beyond. We need you to help tell our story at UAlbany Day with our public officials, business leaders and community representatives from the Capital Region. So next Tuesday, please join UAlbany students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends at a rally and reception, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Albany Room in the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza. Last year UAlbany faculty attracted more than $240 million in research and development funding ranking us sixth in the state of top research universities. We generated more research and development funding than Stony Brook and slightly less than Buffalo. Our strategic location generates distinctive academic strengths in public policy, criminal justice, social welfare, education and public health, to name just a few. U.S. News and World Report places 13 UAlbany graduate programs in the nation's top 25. Our libraries rank among the nation's top research libraries. Students who study here are proud of its richly diverse student population, one of our great strengths and a critical feature of excellence across higher education. And when our students graduate they stay connected through a global alumni network of more than 140,000. Nearly 40,000 reside in the Capital Region holding influential positions in business and state government. Our Division I basketball, football, lacrosse and volleyball teams are competing and winning championships at the national level. UAlbany continues to be the summer home of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. And if that's not enough, our College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is a global leader in nanotechnology, offering pioneering education, cutting-edge research, unparalleled resources, and a unique business model. Through corporate and governmental investments the college has built the most advanced research facility of its kind at any University in the world. CNSE and its $4.2 billion Albany Nanotech complex center have attracted more than 250 global corporate partners and are transforming and revitalizing the upstate New York economy. This success is attracting more academically talented students, and this year, we expect to receive more than 21,000 applications, a record number, from students competing for 2,350 places in our entering freshman class. There are countless other very compelling reasons why investing in UAlbany contributes to the intellectual, social and economic well-being of our region, the state and the nation. I hope to see you on UAlbany Day as we voice our support for and celebrate the success of the University at Albany. Sincerely, George M. Philip Interim President"
  19. --> QUOTE(Zalman B @ Feb 29 2008, 08:02 PM) 32013[/snapback] The apparent highlight of Binghamton cuisine is a "spiedie" (said speed-ee). I think I may have tried one once, but don't recall it really, so I'll let someone else describe it. I grew up on Spiedies, so maybe it's my duty to inform others about them. The spiedie: is a dish local to Greater Binghamton in the Southern Tier of New York State, and somewhat more broadly known and enjoyed throughout Central New York state. Spiedie consists of cubes of chicken and pork, but it may also be made from lamb, veal, venison or beef. The meat cubes are marinated overnight or longer (sometimes for as long as two weeks under a controlled environment) in a special spiedie marinade, then grilled carefully on spits over a charcoal pit. The freshly prepared cubes are served on soft Italian bread or a submarine roll, wood skewer and all, then drizzled with fresh marinade. The roll is used as an oven glove to grip the meat while the skewer is removed. Spiedie meat cubes can also be eaten straight off the wooden skewer or can be served in salads, stir fries, and a number of other dishes. The marinade recipe varies, usually involving olive oil, vinegar, and a variety of Italian spices and fresh mint. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiedie Places to get a Spiedie: Next to Bing Campus: Spiedie & Rib Pit (sit down place) 3908 Vestal Pkwy E Vestal, NY 13850 Others: Lupo's S&S Char Pit 6 West State Street Binghamton, NY Sharkey’s Restaurant (whole in the wall type of bar) 56 Glenwood Avenue Binghamton, NY Lupo's Char-Pit (no tables, just a walk in place where you can pick up a sub to go) 2710 E Main St Endicott, NY
  20. They should get on it and actually contact offices ASAP... that's close to the budget time, and if they want to actually get meetings with legislators they need to make appointments early.. just my little two cents. EDIT TO ADD: http://www.albany.edu/studentaffairs/docs/ualbany_day_08.pdf
  21. When Stony Brook was lobbying (students and staff) on Tuesday they basically said they were the flagship and that they needed support from the legislature because it would take them to make it official. There was no mention of Buffalo at all....of course so narrow minded. Of course I mentioned I was a SUNY alumni from Bing (don't kill me), and soon to be Albany in May. They didn't seem too happy and asked if I was going to SB for my PhD...and I said uhh no. They gloated about how it is the Gov's initiative to make SB the flagship because he mentioned it in his speech. Felt as if I wanted to vomit. On a funny note though I overheard a lady talking to some guy about how her son might play basketball for SB, and the man's response was that they need all the help they can get.
×
×
  • Create New...