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    NYPIRG rallies in Albany on Higher Education Day

    After traveling for hours, more than 300 students throughout New York gathered in Albany on Higher Education Day, Feb. 26, to meet with representatives to discuss college investment. The trip, organized by New York Public Interest Research Group and supported by state public colleges, enabled students to meet with elected officials and representatives of their districts to present their views and show their support. “It’s a great opportunity for both students to express their support as well as for politicians to see how many students are in support and just how important higher education is to us,” said Tiffany Brown, project coordinator at Queens College NYPIRG. NYPIRG, established in 1973…

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    Investments in QC improving resources for students

    New York State made a large investment into all public universities for their 2014-2015 budget, adding over $3.2 billion in overall funding to CUNY, according to the CUNY 2014-15 State Adopted Budget Preliminary Analysis. From the budget, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $55 million for the second round of CUNY 2020 awards, a competitive funding program that combines economic growth with academic excellence, which has funded a total of eight projects. Part of this appropriation includes $1.5 million, shared by Queensborough Community College and Queens College, to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Center focused on 3D printing. 3D printing is the process of creating objects with a virtual 3D…

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    Cuomo is a no show at fracking protest

    Elaborate costumes, catchy signs and an environmental cause joined hundreds of protestors together at Hudson River Park to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a clear message: “Ban Fracking Now!” Unfortunately, Cuomo wasn’t around to hear it. He skipped out on his evening at the New York City Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 where protestors planned on reminding him of the dangerous effects hydrofracking would have on New York’s food and beverage supply as well as the threat they pose to health and the environment. This protest was one of more than 200 events taking place around the world on Oct. 19 as part of the second annual Global…