Behind The Scenes With Chairman H. Carl McCall

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chairman McCall and find out more about him. He’s accomplishing a great deal for SUNY as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and it was fascinating to discover more of his personal passions. We discussed what he sees in SUNY’s future, what he hopes to read about SUNY in the New York Times some day, and his relaxing afternoons fishing in Dutchess County. Chairman McCall is...

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Chancellor Zimpher Recognizes Student Success

Upon arrival to The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence ceremony, students were offered the opportunity to record a short clip on why they are the “Power of SUNY.” Each students’ accomplishments were categorized under SUNY’s Six Big Ideas. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming posts highlighting each. Last Wednesday, Chancellor Zimpher honored more than 300 college students from SUNY campuses...

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Q & A with Cardinal PR President Kyle Kreig
Mar28

Q & A with Cardinal PR President Kyle Kreig

This past winter at SUNY Day, I met some students of SUNY Plattsburgh that are active members of the campus’ successful student-run  public relations firm, Cardinal PR. Public Relations is the fastest growing major at SUNY Plattsburgh with 128 students. Here’s my interview with current president, Kyle Kreig.  Q: How did you get started with Cardinal PR? A: I initially started with Cardinal PR during the second semester of...

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Alumni Profiles: Like Father, Like Daughter
Mar26

Alumni Profiles: Like Father, Like Daughter

We recently came across something really unique and awesome here at GenerationSUNY! A YouTube sensation, that once I tuned into one video to see what she was all about I couldn’t stop clicking for more. I was so intrigued with Victoria Hart, commonly known as Vi Hart, she has sparked a dormant interest in many, math. Vi and her father, George both have SUNY connections as she is an alumna of Stony Brook University and he is a...

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BYOB (Bring Your Own Broom)
Mar23

BYOB (Bring Your Own Broom)

Harry Potter’s favorite magical sport, Quidditch, comes to life this Saturday (March 24) at the First Annual Knight Cup tournament at SUNY Geneseo SUNY Geneseo’s first annual Quidditch tournament will occur this Saturday (March 24) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the college’s Letchworth Fields. Several area college teams will be vying for the Knight Cup:  SUNY Geneseo; SUNY Cortland; Syracuse University; University of Rochester; Nazareth...

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SNEAK PEEK: SUNY’s New Idea Lab
Mar19

SNEAK PEEK: SUNY’s New Idea Lab

A week from today, SUNY will launch version 2.0 of Generation SUNY. Can you believe it has already been almost 3 years since we started tweeting and posting about all the great things going on at our 64 campuses? One of the features we are most excited about with version 2.0 is the new Idea Lab. You can suggest ideas you might have to make SUNY and its campuses even better! And, you can vote and comment on ideas that other people may...

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Chancellor Zimpher Weighs In on Remedial Education
Mar07

Chancellor Zimpher Weighs In on Remedial Education

In a recent letter to the editor in the New York Times, Chancellor Zimpher explains her view on the current discussion of remedial education and her support of President Obama. To the Editor: “A Better Chance to Succeed” (editorial, March 3) calls for less reliance on remedial education at the college level, but it is shortsighted to place that responsibility solely on the shoulders of community colleges. Instead, we should recognize...

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Young, Inquiring Minds
Mar05

Young, Inquiring Minds

Science can be a complicated field for anyone to understand. It can be even more challenging for young children with less extensive scientific knowledge. Polished scientists are trying to help spread science knowledge by answering the questions of these young inquiring minds. Famed actor Alan Alda, founding member of the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science is challenging scientists to answer an 11-year-old’s...

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