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The SUNY Student Assembly is looking to fill two vacancies in the Executive Cabinet. The Director of Communications serves as the chief public relations officer for the Student Assembly. The Director oversees the communications department and is responsible for media relations, managing social media accounts, and maintaining the Student Assembly’s website. Applicants should have strong writing skills and a reasonable...

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The following remarks were delivered by Marc J. Cohen, Student Assembly President and SUNY Trustee, to members of the New York State Assembly Committees on Ways and Means and Higher Education and the New York State Senate Committees on Finance and Higher Education at the January 23, 2018 Joint Legislative Public Hearing on Higher Education. On behalf of the SUNY Student Assembly, and SUNY’s 1.3 million students, I would like to thank...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 22, 2018 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) “SUNY students applaud the vision outlined for our system by Chancellor Kristina Johnson in her first State of the University System address. In just her first few months in office, Chancellor Johnson has consistently and passionately engaged students in issues affecting the SUNY community. We appreciate how that engagement has...

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Statement on the FY2019 Executive Budget Proposal


Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Current, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2018 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) “Investing in public higher education in New York is an investment in the future of our great state. While we understand the financial burden placed on the state by the recent revisions to the federal tax code and spending cuts in Washington, New York’s budget should not be balanced on the backs of the 1.1 million students...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 3, 2018 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097)   The Governor’s State of the State addressed critical issues facing the students of the State University of New York ranging from food insecurity and environmental sustainability to affordability and sexual assault prevention. This past month the Governor announced a new initiative to tackle food insecurity on college...

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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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