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Academic Year 2013-2014


The Capitol Pressroom (Albany, NY)
Date: April 3, 2014

Dangler urges removal of edTPA

In an interview on WCNY's "The Capitol Pressroom," UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler explains why the edTPA must be removed as a high-stakes teacher certification requirement. >> Full story


Daily News (New York, NY)
Date: April 1, 2014

Budget boosts community colleges, financial aid programs

UUP President Fred Kowal says despite a budget increase, SUNY needs more state support. >> Full story available via paid subscription


WAMC National Public Radio (Albany, NY)
Date: March 27, 2014

UUP calls for suspension of edTPA certification mandate

UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler backs up UUP's call to suspend implementation of the edTPA, saying it was rushed in without proper input from college educators. >> Full story


Capitalnewyork.com (Albany, NY)
Date: March 27, 2014

Union pushes for delay of new teacher certification exams

Full Story available via paid subscription >> Full story


Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, NY)
Date: March 26, 2014

Permanent endowment would help to improve SUNY, CUNY colleges

In a guest editorial, UUP President Fred Kowal writes New York's public higher education systems need a higher education endowment. This editorial also appeared in the Ithaca Journal and the Elmira Star-Gazette.>> Full story


Central New York Business Journal (Syracuse, NY)
Date: March 20, 2014

UUP president urges "caution" in SUNYIT, CNSE merger process

UUP President Fred Kowal “raised concerns” about the merger between the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany.>> Full story


Daily News (New York, NY)
Date: March 16, 2014

Nursing a hospital back to health

In a guest editorial, AFT President Randi Weingarten calls for support for a plan that would ensure SUNY Downstate remains a full-service, public hospital. >> Full story


Labor Press, (New York, NY)
Date: March 12, 2014

Downstate Fast Ends With Warning To Cuomo

Members of the Brooklyn clergy fighting to keep SUNY Downstate Medical Center a full-service teaching hospital concluded their 48-hour fast on March 11 by calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to act on the institution’s behalf or lose the support of Central Brooklyn voters.>> Full story


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: March 11, 2014

Ensure future of New York

In a guest editorial, UUP President Fred Kowal writes it's time to reinvest in New York's public higher education systems, by creating a public higher education endowment.>> Full story


City & State (New York, NY)
Date: March 10, 2014

Well Endowed?

UUP President Fred Kowal explains why the state needs to create a public higher education endowment. >> Full story


Labor Press (New York, NY)
Date: March 10, 2014

Downstate hungers for Cuomo's help

UUP President Fred Kowal says budget cuts to SUNY Downstate are unconscionable during a rally outside the hospital. >> Full story


News 12 Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
Date: March 9, 2014

Protestors plan 2-day fast to save SUNY Downstate Medical Center

UUP officers are among SUNY Downstate Coalition leaders rallying to mark the start of a two-day interfaith fast to protect SUNY Downstate. >> Full story


The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Date: February 27, 2014

Higher education unions, activists push for more state funding

UUP President Fred Kowal talks about the necesessity of more state funding for SUNY at a Feb. 26 news conference as part of Higher Education Action Day. His statements start about six minutes into the video. >> Full story


Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Date: February 27, 2014

SUNY and CUNY schools asking state to increase funding

UUP President Fred Kowal said that the state is simply not paying its fair share of the costs for a quality public higher education. He made the statement at a Feb. 26 news conference with SUNY and CUNY students, and leaders from NYSUT, the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, and NYPIRG as part of Higher Education Action Day. >> Full story


Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY)
Date: February 27, 2014

Keep SUNY Downstate open and public

In a guest editorial, UUP President Fred Kowal urges community support for an interfaith fast as part of the continuing drive to keep SUNY Downstate a full-service, public hospital. >> Full story


Daily Star (Oneonta, NY)
Date: February 26, 2014

Teaching students face tough new state exam

UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler calls for the state Education Department to delay implementation of the edTPA teacher certification mandate, describing it as "a poorly implemented experiment." >> Full story


WTEN, Channel 10 (Albany, NY)
Date: February 26, 2014

Students, teachers, push for higher education

UUP President Fred Kowal talks about more state funding for public higher education. He said students are footing most of the cost for SUNY. The state must pay its fair share for SUNY, he said. >> Full story


"Midday Magazine," WAMC National Public Radio (Albany, NY)
Date: February 26, 2014

Professor, Student Discuss Lobbying Effort On Higher Ed Day

UUP Secretary Eileen Landy talks about the necessity for more state funding for public higher education. >> Full story


“The Capitol Pressroom,” WCNY National Public Radio (Syracuse, NY)
Date: February 26, 2014

Interview with UUP Vice President for Academics Jamie Dangler

UUP Vice President for Academics Jamie Dangler discusses the need for the state to properly fund public higher education. >> Full story


“Capital Tonight,” YNN (Albany, NY)
Date: February 26, 2014

Students, Higher Ed Groups Pushing For More Aid

UUP Vice President for Academics Jamie Dangler talks about Higher Education Action Day and the need for more state aid for public higher education. >> Full story available via subscription


Daily Courier-Observer (Potsdam, NY)
Date: February 20, 2014

New teaching certification rules are unfair to students, SUNY officials say

UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler calls for a delay in the edTPA requirement for teacher certification. >> Full story


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: February 13, 2014

Student teachers in New York face daunting new exams

UUP President Fred Kowal details the problems associated with the premature rollout of the edTPA.>> Full story


Capital Tonight (Albany, NY)
Date: February 12, 2014

UUP President says more funding is needed for SUNY's EOP, EOC program

UUP President Fred Kowal explains why SUNY's EOP and EOC programs deserve more funding during a TV interview.>> Full story via paid subscription


Central New York Business Journal (Syracuse, NY)
Date: February 7, 2014

UUP calls on state to restore funding for SUNY teaching hospitals,
including Upstate Medical

UUP President Fred Kowal says New York should restore funding to its three teaching hospitals in Syracuse, Brooklyn, and Long Island, and that the state should resume paying more of the cost of operating its public higher-education system instead of asking students to pay through tuition increases.>> Full story


Labor Press (New York, NY)
Date: February 7, 2014

Watch it, Cuomo -- Brooklyn is ready to rumble!

UUP Downstate Chapter President and statewide Treasurer Rowena Blackman-Stroud says advocates are preparing for a three-day fast to press the fight to keep SUNY Downstate Medical Center open as a full-service, public hospital. >> Full story


PBS Newshour (Washington, DC)
Date: February 6, 2014

Is academia suffering from ‘adjunctivitis’?

UUP New Paltz Chapter President Peter Brown is featured in an in-depth report on the growing numbers of adjunct faculty and the trauma they face due to meager wages and few, if any, benefits. >> Full story


Labor Press(New York, NY)
Date: January 24, 2014

Gov. Cuomo and 'backdoor' privatization

UUP President Fred Kowal decries a pilot program in the proposed state budget that could lead to the privatization of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and calls for support of the Brooklyn Hospitals Safety-net Plan. >> Full story


Capitalnewyork.com (Albany, NY)
Date: January 22, 2014

Cuomo plan makes state schools more tuition-reliant

UUP President Fred Kowal says the proposed state budget puts too much of a burden on students and families. >> Full story


Capitalnewyork.com (Albany, NY)
Date: January 10, 2014

Syracuse might be home to proposed new college

UUP President Fred Kowal takes a cautious approach to the governor’s proposal to establish a new SUNY College of Emergency Preparedness. >> Full story


The Chief-Leader (New York, NY)
Date: January 6, 2014

5 UUP scholarships offered to students within SUNY system

UUP invites eligible SUNY students to apply for as many as five $3,000 scholarships. >> Full story available via paid subscription


Times Union (Albany NY)
Date: December 13, 2013

Interest in tax-free plan said to be high

UUP President Fred Kowal tells state lawmakers at a public hearing that lesser state support for SUNY shifts the financial burden to students and their families. >> Full story


Post-Standard (Syracuse NY)
Date: December 10, 2013

In 'Day of Action,' teachers, parents call for more funding, fewer tests

UUP Upstate Medical Center Chapter President Mike Lyon details how SUNY and its students have suffered from budget cuts, during a news conference with labor and parent groups who called for increased funding for public education. >> Full story


Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester NY)
Date: December 10, 2013

Teachers around NY protest Common Core

UUP Geneseo Chapter member James Bearden raises concerns about access to SUNY due to funding reductions during a news conference that was part of a national "Day of Action." >> Full story


The Lamron (Geneseo, NY)
Date: October 24, 2013

Labor union recognizes student’s commitment

A recipient of one of the 2013 UUP College Scholarships says she's grateful for the award and recognizes the role of the union. >> Full story


Times Union (Albany, NY)
Date: October 17, 2013

RPI adjunct 'was like being a volunteer'

UUP UAlbany Chapter President Bret Benjamin emphasizes the plight adjunct faculty face in an article profiling the difficult life of a former adjunct at RPI. >> Full story


U.S. News & World Report (Washington, DC)
Date: October 10, 2013

Faculty organization chides for-profit online education companies

In her capacity as a founding member of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, UUP Secretary Eileen Landy says private companies offering online courses are motivated by profits instead of teaching students. >> Full story


Times Herald-Record (Middletown)
Date: September 18, 2013

$316,000 pay to administrator for study leave riles SUNY union

UUP New Paltz Chapter President Peter Brown questions the $316,000 SUNY is paying a former administrator to take a study leave while failing to increase pay for adjunct faculty. >> Full story


Times Herald-Record (Middletown)
Date: September 15, 2013

Let SUNY share tax-break profits

In an editorial, the newspaper supports UUP President Fred Kowal's assertion that SUNY campuses should be the top beneficiary of funds generated by the START-UP NY program. >> Full story


News 12 (Brooklyn, NY)
Date: September 13, 2013

Rally held on Clarkson Avenue to fight expected layoffs at SUNY Downstate

More than 200 jobs are on the line at SUNY Downstate, but workers aren't accepting pink slips without a fight. >> Full story (paid subscription required to view video)


Times Herald-Record (Middletown)
Date: September 12, 2013

SUNY Union leader says no to MOOCs

UUP President Fred Kowal warns against SUNY's plan to heavily rely on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and private contractors to provide them. >> Full story


Daily Star (Oneonta, NY)
Date: September 1, 2013

Labor Day 'a symbol' for local UUP

UUP's Oneonta Chapter wins a decade-long battle to have future Labor Days as a day off. >> Full story


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