The United States joins other American nations in celebrating Columbus Day this weekend as we celebrate the discovery of the “New World” by Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492. Workers take the day off from their job and students get an extra day off. But what if Christopher Columbus was a student in the new world and in New York? Where would he go to college?
We believe the answer is SUNY — and have come up with 5 arguments to support that assertion. Read past the jump to see!
SUNY as a system maximizes the Energy Smart New York campaign every single day of the year; after all, 97% of the state’s population is within 20 miles of a SUNY campus. As an economic driver in New York State, SUNY capitalizes on the opportunity to profoundly affect New Yorkers by instating smart, and sometimes bold, environmental goals.
This week looks to be the hottest of this summer. New York City is under an extreme heat watch and Upstate New York is sweating under the hazy and humid heat. It doesn’t help you much now, but if a heat wave this fierce hits you in a couple years at SUNY Cortland or SUNY Canton, you will be able to blast your air conditioner guilt-free, thanks to green energy initiatives at both those schools.
Today, we focus on recent campus initiatives that focus on the environment, as well as how SUNY System Administration is doing their part. So, if the heat is leaving you hot and bothered, bring the temperature down with some cool SUNY stories!
When it began in 2011, one of the primary goals for SUNY in sharing services was to provide collaborative services to multiple campuses where campuses had either performed the service independently or the service had not existed before. Over our 64 campuses, SUNY started looking at how it spent money on things like paper and computers, and what valuable services exist on what campuses like printing, addressing veterans’ needs, or food service. But what does that mean for students?
By redirecting resources from administrative and non-instructional functions, SUNY is working to enhance the core academic and student service missions of the campuses. Through these activities, SUNY endeavors to redirect over 100 million dollars to academic and student support services over three years.
See What SUNY Alumni are Accomplishing This Week!
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the world. Why not share them?
SUNY Oneonta alumnus Hal Luftig won a Tony Award for Best Musical of his production, “Kinky Boots”.
Buffalo State College alumnus Scott Baxter, who is the founder and chief executive of SA Baxter, wrote a piece in The New York Times this week titled “That Entrepreneurial Itch” about his experience in business.
SUNY New Paltz announced in May a new program — and venture — into Digital Design and Fabrication at the College in way of 3D printing. The commercialized aspect, appropriately named Hudson Valley 3D Printing, will continue to seek investment and work directly with the state’s first certificate program in 3D Printing at SUNY New Paltz.
“This is what they do in Silicon Valley. This is what they do in Cambridge,” Laurence Gottlieb, President and CEO for the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, told YNN.