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Statement by SUNYSA President and SUNY Trustee Marc J. Cohen on the Federal Tax Proposal

Posted by on November 7, 2017 in Current, News | 0 comments

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 have a responsibility to expand access to an affordable higher education, not limit opportunities.  Graduates...

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Open Position: Interim Secretary

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in Archive, News | 0 comments

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 to attend all meetings of the Student Assembly and its component units. The Secretary also serves as a...

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SUNY Student Leaders to Recognize and Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Posted by on October 8, 2017 in Current, News | 0 comments

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 humbled to lead the Student Assembly in yet another celebration of the contributions made by indigenous...

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SUNY Students Support Extension of In-State Tuition Rates for Puerto Rican and Virgin Islander Students

Posted by on October 6, 2017 in Current, News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 6, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) Moments ago, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York voted unanimously to revise the guidelines that govern residency requirements for in-state tuition rates to include undergraduate and graduate students from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for the 2017-18 academic year at SUNY’s state-operated campuses. “SUNY students have shown time and again our willingness to stick together and offer a helping...

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Statement in Support of Federal Perkins Loan Extension from Leaders Across New York

Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Current, News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 30, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) In response to the approaching expiration of the Federal Perkins Loan Program, student leaders at the State University of New York are speaking out in support of this campus-based aid program. “The 600,000 students of the State University of New York are disheartened by the divisive partisanship in Washington preventing critical legislation, including Perkins reauthorization, from moving forward through the legislative...

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SUNY Student Assembly President and Trustee Marc J. Cohen’s Statement on Title IX Guidance Repeal

Posted by on September 22, 2017 in Current, News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 22, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) “Any policy that jeopardizes the safety and well-being of survivors must be condemned. So too should any actions taken against accused parties before due process has been fully executed. We must ensure that this administration recognizes both sides, acts in accordance with our constitution, and ensures a safe and just environment for all. “The Student Assembly reaffirms its support for the It’s On Us Campaign and will...

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Student Response to President Trump’s Decision to End DACA

Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Current, News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 5, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) “The SUNY Student Assembly is deeply disturbed by the news that President Trump has decided to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. DACA has given over 800,000 undocumented Americans the opportunity to come out of the shadows and be embraced by the only country they have ever known. “This harmful, discriminatory decision will not impede the Student Assembly’s advocacy efforts on behalf of undocumented...

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NOTICE: August 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Archive, News | 0 comments

Contact: Aliza Batrez, Press Secretary (Aliza.Batrez@sunysa.org; 516-660-7070) This is a public notice for the upcoming meeting of the Executive Committee of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York. The Executive Committee will meet the afternoon of August 12, 2017 on the campus of the University at Albany. Information on the specific time and location of the business meeting, along with instructions for accessing meeting documents, will be shared when available. These meetings are open to the public and will be live-streamed...

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Special Executive Committee Meeting Notice – April 20, 2017

Posted by on April 18, 2017 in Archive, News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay, Director of Communications (arthur.ramsay@sunysa.org, 631-972-5097) The Executive Committee of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York will met for a Special Meeting on April 20, 2017 at 9:00 PM. The Executive Committee will meet to approve the proposed organizational chart and job descriptions for the 2017-18 Executive Cabinet. Meeting Documents: Resolution Proposed organization chart Proposed job descriptions Instructions for accessing the meeting will be...

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NOTICE: March Executive Committee Meeting

Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Archive, News | 0 comments

Contact: Arthur Ramsay, Director of Communications (Arthur.Ramsay@sunysa.org; 631-972-5097) This is a public notice for the upcoming meeting of the Executive Committee of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York. The Executive Committee will meet March 3-5 in Schenectady, NY. The business meeting will take place on March 4 on the campus of Schenectady County Community College. Information on specific times and locations, along with instructions for accessing meeting documents, will be shared when available. These meetings are...

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