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SUNY must pay ex-prof $600K in back wages

SYRACUSE — A federal jury has awarded $600,000 in back pay to a former college professor in central New York after ruling university officials retaliated against him for complaining about discrimination. The U.S. District Court jury in Syracuse sided with Jason ...

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Sallie Mae plans to split into 2, names new CEO

NEWARK, Del. — Sallie Mae plans to split into two separate, publicly traded companies. The student loan giant also named John Remondi as its CEO. Sallie Mae, formally named SLM Corp., said Wednesday that the two separate companies — an ...

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Campus Gate to operate as hotel during summer

Student housing across the street from Finger Lakes Community College and the Constellation Brands — Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) will operate as a hotel during the summer, owner Mascia Development LLC announced Tuesday. From June 1 to Aug. ...

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Downstate school wins NYSBA’s mock trial

In competition before a packed federal courtroom in Albany recently, students from William Floyd High School in Suffolk County edged out the team from Mount Academy High School in Ulster County, to capture the 2012-13 New York State High School ...

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House backs variable rate student loans

WASHINGTON — Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the Republican-led House approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets. The Republican-backed bill would allow students to dodge a ...

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Justinian Order honors Geraci

The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College will host its 12th annual civic luncheon for members of the judiciary, the bar, government, law enforcement and the business sector at noon Thursday at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. Speaking will be ...

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State ed commissioner to visit RBA

New York State Education Commissioner John King will visit the Rochester Business Alliance on Thursday to talk with RBA members about the widespread adoption of Common Core State Standards in K-12 education. He will also address the opportunities and challenges ...

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Manning & Napier helps with literacy program

Manning & Napier employees participated in the recent “JA in a Day” event with Junior Achievement of Rochester by spending the day at Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3, teaching students concepts basic financial principles and making connections between lessons ...

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Schumer: Block hike in Stafford student loan rate

ALBANY — Sen. Charles Schumer says he’s backing legislation to head off a doubling of a student loan interest rate set to take effect on July 1. He said Wednesday the rate on the federally-subsidized Stafford loans will jump from ...

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Students argue their case in moot court

Anelis Quinones laughs with the judges during her argument about a dog bite case during the second round the World of Inquiry School #58 Moot Court Competition at the Appellate Division. Kris Dreessen

People are safer when McGruff the Crime Dog takes a bite out of crime, but taking a bite out of a neighbor can bring an owner into court. Ninth-graders at the World of Inquiry School No. 58 sunk their teeth ...

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Bishop Kearney inducting six into Hall of Fame

Bishop Kearney High School’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at Mario’s Via Abruzzi, 2740 Monroe Ave. The school will pay tribute to the accomplishments and service of six 2013 Hall ...

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