Although students can’t really finish obtaining their education as quickly as they could in ‘Life,’ borrowing money still remains the same. Student reliance on loans is putting more undergrads into debt during hard economic times and rising tuition costs.
The Senate was presented with a budget update during their last meeting of this spring semester. The budget committee, represented by Senator Al-Shareefi came before the Senate to announce that an extra $40,000 had been added to the budget, leaving a $40,000 deficit that would have to be accounted for.
SBU Hospital Construction Continues According to a recent press release, the SBU Hospital’s Major Modernization Project (MMP) has resumed its Phase I construction, a 150,000 square foot expansion and rebuilding of the hospital lobby and surgical suite. The Phase I construction, which began on April 3, 2006, is part of the MMP, now in its fourth year of implementation.
After weeks of discontent among students over the governor’s veto of adequate higher education spending, the New York State Senate voted yesterday to reinstate these formerly-proposed cuts. “This year’s legislative budget is the best budget we’ve seen for higher education in many years with restorations and enhancements to financial aid programs as well as increased funding for the state’s colleges and universities,” said Miriam Kramer, Government Policy Analyst for NYPIRG.
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