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Academic Year 2017-2018


Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Jan. 17, 2018

Cuomo budget proposal keeps higher ed funding relatively flat

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in this reaction story about the governor's proposed Executive Budget for 2018-19. >>
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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
Date: Jan. 12, 2018

‘#WeNeedYourLight’: Academia reaches out to Haiti, Africa, Central America after Trump remarks

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in a national story about Trump's racism-fueled, divisive comments regarding immigrants from Africa, Haiti, and Central America. >>
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Capitol Pressroom (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

UUP President Fred Kowal

Kowal goes into detail about UUP's legislative priorities for 2018-19. >>
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Capital Tonight (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

United University Professions pushes to close "TAP gap" in 2018

UUP President Fred Kowal talks UUP's legislative priorities for 2018-19. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

Union representing SUNY employees releases budget recommendations

UUP President Fred Kowal discusses UUP's legislative priorities for 2018-19. >>
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WAMC (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 20, 2017

Here to stay

UUP President Fred Kowal talks about the history of organized labor and how those struggles relate to the challenges unions face today in this radio commentary. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 18, 2017

Johnson brings new energy to SUNY's challenges

UUP President Fred Kowal is quoted in a profile on new SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. >>
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WAMC (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 21, 2017

The Endless War

Commentary by UUP President Fred Kowal on why the U.S. should end its involvement in the War in Afghanistan. >>
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Politico (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 16, 2017

SUNY employees rally for new contract

More than 100 Albany Chapter members held a rally at UAlbany urging the state to agree to a new contract with UUP. UUP's contract with the state expired in July 2016.>>
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Times Herald-Record(Middletown, NY)
Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Nearly 100 march for contract settlement at SUNY New Paltz

Dozens of New Paltz Chapter members rallied to push the state to come to agreement on a new contract with UUP. UUP's contract with the state expired in July 2016.>>
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Albany Student Press (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 14, 2017

Constitutional Convention Defeat Allays UUP Concerns

Albany Chapter President Aaron Major talks about the impact UUP's campaign against a constitutional convention had on the measure's Nov. 7 defeat. >>
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Chronogram (Kingston, NY)
Date: Nov. 1, 2017

New York's Constitutional Convention Debate: The 20-year Question

Detailed coverage of an Oct. 16 debate at SUNY New Paltz between UUP President Fred Kowal and a supporter of a constitutional convention over a Nov. 7 referendum on a NYS constitutional convention. >>
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WAMC (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 27, 2017

A Republic, If We Can Keep It

Commentary by UUP President Fred Kowal on the disturbing lack of civility in our political process and the importance of getting involved, speaking truth to power, and putting America’s belief in democracy into action. >>
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Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn)
Date: Oct. 21, 2017

In budget talks, professors’ workloads become an issue

UUP VPA Jamie Dangler provides discusses workloads for SUNY professors, in a story on workloads for professors at UConn. >>
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The Daily Star (Oneonta, NY)
Date: Oct. 18, 2017

SUCO hosts constitutional convention talk

UUP President Fred Kowal takes part in panel discussion on the November statewide referendum on whether to stage a constitutional convention in New York state. >>
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The SUNY New Paltz Oracle (New Paltz, NY)
Date: Oct. 18, 2017

ConCon debate highlights pros and cons of convention

UUP President Fred Kowal makes a strong case against a constitutional convention in an Oct. 16 debate at SUNY New Paltz. >>
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State of Politics, Capital Tonight blog (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Charter Schools Call SUNY Reg ‘Right Decision’

UUP is mentioned as a strong opponent of the SUNY Charter Schools Committee's decision to allow charter schools to set up their own teacher certification programs. >>
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The Associated Press
Date: Oct. 11, 2017

Committee OKs alternative requirements for charter teachers

UUP is mentioned as a strong opponent of the SUNY Charter Schools Committee's decision to allow charter schools to set up their own teacher certification programs. This story appeared in more than 25 newspapers and TV news websites across the country, including the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. >>
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake, NY)
Date: Oct. 9, 2017

Teacher testing revised

Jamie Dangler, UUP's statewide vice president for acamdeics, discusses the Board of Regents' revisions to the edTPA. This story also appeared in the Lake Placid News. >>
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Times Record-Herald, (Middletown, NY)
Date: Oct. 6, 2017

SUNY New Paltz dealing with $1.8M deficit

UUP New Paltz Chapter President Beth Wilson says that all but a handful of adjuncts were rehired by the college for the fall 2017 semester. >>
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The Daily Star, (Oneonta, NY)
Date: Oct. 4, 2017

N.Y. unions brace for high-stakes Supreme Court ruling

UUP President Fred Kowal said he believes UUP members will stay with the union if the Supreme Court affirms Janus v. AFSCME. >>
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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 3, 2017

Experts: It's too soon to call Excelsior Scholarship a win

UUP President Fred Kowal said he's encouraged by the state's Excelsior Scholarship, adding tha time will tell how many of those students graduate. >>
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Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY)
Date: Sept. 28, 2017

'Anything' can happen at Constitutional Convention

VPA Jamie Dangler takes part in an Sept. 28 forum on the November referendum for a statewide constitutional convention. >>
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Cortland Standard (Cortland, NY)
Date: Sept. 20, 2017

Vote on constitutional convention debated

VPA Jamie Dangler takes part in a Sept. 19 debate in Cortland on the merits of holding a state constitutional convention. >>
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Chalkbeat New York (New York City, NY)
Date: Sept. 13, 2017

New York's most controversial teacher certification exam is now a little easier to pass

VPA Jamie Dangler discusses a Sept. 12 decision by the Board of Regents to lower the passing score on the edTPA. >>
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