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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 19, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) The SUNY Student Assembly is deeply disappointed by Governor Cuomo’s decision to veto bill S.1596A which calls for a true Maintenance of Effort. The legislation, which passed both houses of the legislature overwhelmingly this past spring, called on the state to shoulder more of the responsibility for mandatory cost increases...

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The following remarks were delivered by Austin Ostro, Chief of Staff, to the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education at its December 12, 2017 Public Hearing on the Excelsior Scholarship and the Enhanced Tuition Awards Programs. Chair Glick, members of the Higher Education Committee. I would like to thank you for inviting the SUNY Student Assembly to testify this morning to this distinguished body. This...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) While the Student Assembly has not taken a position on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act overall, we strongly oppose provisions that eliminate the Lifetime Learning Credit, employer–provided education assistance programs, and deductions for tuition, student loan interest, and related educational expenses. Our elected leaders...

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Open Position: Interim Secretary


Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Archive, News

The Student Assembly is searching for an Interim Secretary to serve from November 11, 2017 (the date of election) through April 7, 2018 (when the Assembly elects a new Secretary for the 2018-19 term). Below is an outline of the job responsibilities and other information on how to apply, if you are interested in the position. The Secretary serves as a voting member of both the Executive Board and the Executive Committee and is expected...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 8, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) The SUNY Student Assembly voted two years ago to recognize the second Monday each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For the second consecutive year, we are proud to stand by that decision and look forward to celebrating the contributions that Indigenous communities have made to New York and the United States. “I’m extremely...

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