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SPOTLIGHT: More Americans earning bachelor’s degrees

Educational attainment in America continues to trend upward. New census data show that 29.5 percent of people 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2009; the rate was 30 percent for women and 29.1 percent for men. ...

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Nazareth College looks to build on event’s success

  By all accounts of those involved, the Interfaith Understanding Conference held by Nazareth College of Rochester this month was a rousing success. It drew close to 400 people, including many of the younger generation targeted by organizers, and set ...

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SUNY leader pitches strategic plan at MCC visit

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher visited Monroe Community College Tuesday to discuss details of the new SUNY strategic plan with stakeholders from local institutions.

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SUNY’s new strategy

State University of New York chancellor Nancy Zimpher does not have a single big idea. She has six of them.

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Plan puts SUNY in key role

When Nancy Zimpher became State University of New York chancellor last June, she emphasized the role of institutions of higher education in generating economic growth and revitalizing communities. In less than a year she has put those words into action, ...

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Panelists discuss efforts to prevent pollution using institute at RIT

Jasper Titus hopes people can learn something from his company, Monroe Plating Inc. The environmental, health and safety manager there, Titus participated in a panel discussion on industry projects meant to improve sustainability and lower costs. He spoke about how ...

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Effort focuses on ‘new reality’ for non-profits

Since the days of George Eastman, Rochester has been known as a charitable community, supporting an array of non-profit groups from human services to the arts. But the city’s population has shrunk, jobs are gone and state coffers no longer ...

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Q4: Charles Brown, executive director, Center for Excellence in Math

  Q: This week your organization received a $100,000 donation from Harris Corp. to support the 2010 Harris Rochester STEM Teaching Institutes. How will this affect teaching in the STEM disciplines-science, technology, engineering and math? A: The Harris donation, when ...

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Kodak joins Benches on Parade

Eastman Kodak Co. has joined the community art project Benches on Parade as a sponsor, the company announced Tuesday.

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FLCC to offer sustainability conference

Founders of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative have chosen Finger Lakes Community College as the site of its first workshop presentation in the United States.

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Panel focuses on women in male-dominated jobs

When Kelly Andrews was determining what career path to take, she did not look beyond her daily activities. "I figured I could balance a checkbook, so let’s try accounting," Andrews said. The profession, however, did not hold her interest, so ...

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