December 17, 2012

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UUPers advocate against funding change

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UUP VP for Academics Jamie Dangler warns Sen. James Seward (R/C-Milford), left, that SUNY’s proposed new funding model will shift substantial money from its comprehensive and technical campuses.

During a Dec. 17 advocacy meeting in Oneonta, Dangler joined four other UUP leaders to address their concerns over SUNY’s fund reallocation plan that would funnel more state money to SUNY’s University Centers at the expense of its other campuses and its three hospitals.

Joining Dangler, from left, were Oneonta Chapter President Bill Simons and Delhi Chapter President John Taylor. Oneonta Chapter VP for Academics Rob Compton and Cobleskill Chapter President Fred Kowal also attended.

“Most of SUNY’s campuses will lose substantial funding for academic and support services,” Dangler told the senator. “We are here to ask you for your help by raising questions about the reallocation plan.”

“There’s a question as to whether the mission of SUNY can be radically transformed without causing consequences,” Kowal said.

The UUPers also asked for Seward’s support against additional job cuts at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and for legislation that would require the SUNY Research Foundation and campus foundations to comply with the state’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

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