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Politico NY (Albany, NY)
Date: Dec. 2, 2016

Union urges SUNY aid increase before tuition hike

UUP President Fred Kowal says SUNY should concentrate on securing additional state support before hiking tuition. >>
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Newsday (Long Island, NY)
Date: Nov. 22, 2016

SUNY urged to counter ‘expressions of hate’

UUP issues statement urging SUNY and its Faculty Senate to counter hate crimes on SUNY campuses and to come together to oppose them. >>
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Capital Tonight (Albany NY)
Date: Nov. 21, 2016

Colleges condemn acts of harassment or violence

In an extensive TV interview, UUP President Fred Kowal explains why the union is speaking out against campus hate crimes that have proliferated since the presidential election. >>
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Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 21, 2016

UUP joins condemnation of hate crimes

UUP issues statement against hate crimes on SUNY campuses and campuses nationwide. >>
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Capitol Pressroom, (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 7, 2016

Focus on academics at SUNY

Saying that SUNY's role in economic development is being overemphasized, UUP President Fred Kowal stresses the need for the University to focus on its academic mission. >>
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WAMC (Albany, NY)
Date: Nov. 3, 2016

A better future for all?

UUP President Fred Kowal exposes the campaign slogans "Make America Great Again" and "Take Back Our Country" for what they really are. >>
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WAMC (Albany, NY)
Date: Oct. 25, 2016

SUNY under a microscope

UUP President Fred Kowal calls for full transparency for the SUNY Research Foundation and its college and university foundations in response to the SUNY bid-rigging scandal. >>
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Inside Higher Ed (Washington, DC)
Date: Oct. 19, 2016

Who gets to monitor a public university foundation?

UUP President Fred Kowal calls for full transparency for individual SUNY campus foundations after the University at Buffalo Foundation refuses to allow faculty or students on its board. >>
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New York Times (New York NY)
Date: Oct. 12, 2016

Cuomo insider, caught in Albany corruption case, leaves post at SUNY

UUP President Fred Kowal says SUNY's role as an economic engine has overshadowed its academic mission, in the wake of a bid-rigging scandal at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. >>
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In the following clips, Kowal is quoted about former SUNY Poly president Alain Kaloyeros' intent to return to his role as a tenured professor:

Buffalo News (Buffalo NY)
Date: Oct. 12, 2016

Under cloud of suspicion, Kaloyeros goes from exec to prof
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Politico NY (Albany NY)
Date: Oct. 12, 2016

Kaloyeros' resignation presents a 'complex' situation for SUNY Poly
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Journal News (Harrison, NY)
Date: Oct. 12, 2016

Alain Kaloyeros resigns as SUNY Poly president
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Buffalo News (Albany NY)
Date: Oct. 9, 2016

UB Foundation rejects call for faculty member on its board

UUP President Fred Kowal says campus foundations must be subject to oversight, because "no one really knows where the money is going." >>
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Capital Tonight (Albany NY)
Date: Oct. 5, 2016

UUP Calls for SUNY Transparency

In a nine-minute interview, UUP President Fred Kowal explains the union’s call for complete transparency at SUNY. >>
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Times Union (Albany NY)
Date: Oct. 5, 2016

UUP joins call for spending oversight

In the aftermath of the SUNY bid-rigging scandal, UUP calls for complete transparency at SUNY, including the SUNY Research Foundation and individual campus foundations. >>
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Politico NY (Albany NY)
Date: Oct. 4, 2016

Union calls for SUNY to adopt transparency policy

UUP President Fred Kowal calls on SUNY to adopt a policy of complete transparency to include SUNY's Research Foundation and campus foundations. >>
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Politico NY (Albany NY)
Date: Sept. 23, 2016

Lawmakers, unions to join efforts to address looming teacher shortage

UUP President Fred Kowal says UUP is eager to work as a partner with SUNY to find solutions to an impending teacher shortage. >>
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The Daily Star (Oneonta NY)
Date: Sept. 10, 2016

Anti-union commentary filled with misleading data

In a letter to the editor, UUP President Fred Kowal sets the record straight in response to the founder of an anti-union group spreading venom against organized labor. >>
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