President in the News

Binghamton University students and family celebrate class of 2018

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 05/19/18

Thousands of students and their families flooded the Events Center at Binghamton University Saturday to acknowledge the class of 2018. "Probably the busiest weekend of the year for us and for me, probably one of the most exciting days of the year, weekends of the year," said president of BU, Harvey Stenger.


Attacking rising poverty levels a priority for Southern Tier economic council

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 05/14/18

Attacking rising poverty levels in Elmira and Binghamton has become part of a new Southern Tier Economic Development Council initiative. "Workforce development is a real priority this year," said Tom Tranter, president of Corning Enterprises, who co-chairs the council with Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger.


BU Pharmacy School Building Move-in Expected in June 

WNBF-News Radio 1290, Binghamton, NY - 05/09/18

Interior construction on the $60 million Binghamton University pharmacy school facility in Johnson City has been completed. University President Harvey Stenger said some exterior work remains to be done on the 84,000-square-foot complex on Corliss Avenue. Stenger said the general contractor on the project recently advised him things have been wrapped up on the inside. University representatives now will go through the place with a punch list to be sure the work meets specifications. Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Stenger said pharmacy school faculty members are scheduled to move into the building in mid-June.


NYSEG Helps BU Expand Energy-Efficient Programs 

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 04/26/18

NYSEG handed over a pretty big check to Binghamton University, for their smart energy building.

A $400,000 economic development grant was presented Thursday afternoon, and BU administrators gave members of NYSEG a closer look inside the building, that they helped contribute to. "You look at this complex here today it's probably one of the most efficient buildings we've seen in quite some time in the area built and as President Stenger said, its the most efficient building on the entire campus today."


NYSEG announces $400K grant for Binghamton University Smart Energy building

Binghamton University had some help building its new Smart Energy facility from a company that knows a lot about energy. NYSEG announced a $400,000 grant Thursday to assist with the construction of the new building. It opened in the Innovative Technologies Complex on Murray Hill Road last year. The NYSEG grant covered expenses related to the building's energy usage such as cabling and control systems. BU President Harvey Stenger says the facility is the most energy-efficient on campus. This is third grant NYSEG has made to the university totaling $1.2 million.


NYSEG gifts Binghamton U. $400K economic development grant

NYSEG provided Binghamton University with a $400,000 economic development grant on Thursday afternoon. The award was presented by Carl A. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric, to Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. The gift brings the total funding NYSEG has granted the university to $1.2 million.

This funding was provided to help support three Binghamton University projects under the company's economic development electric infrastructure programs.


Council told job creation must be top priority

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/26/18

A firm message was delivered to the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council board on Wednesday: Focus on creating manufacturing jobs. In the most recent round of funding, the Southern Tier group was one of the also-rans, pulling down $67.3 million for 83 projects, lagging the other nine regions in state awards. Tranter, president of Corning Enterprises and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the council must develop a list of projects with better job creation goals than were submitted in the last funding round. "We really have to double down and work a little harder," Stenger told council members at its meeting on the university campus early Wednesday afternoon.

Although the Southern Tier Council has pulled in more than $400 million in state grants and awards in the seven previous rounds of economic development funding, the two co-chairmen said the goal is to be a top performer each year. So far, the local council has been named top performer in four of the seven rounds. "We have to find projects that hit the nail on the head," Stenger said.


Remembering Marilyn C. Link: A Pioneer Flying Under The Radar

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 03/26/18

Friends and family are remembering Marilyn C. Link, who passed away last Monday at the age of 94. The sister of inventor and aviator Edwin A. Link, Marilyn was a trailblazer in her own right. "You never knew until someone told you later about her amazing background," says Link's great-niece Karen Murray. "It was her skills as a pilot that brought her to the attention of NASA," says Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University where Link holds an honorary degree. When you look up "first female astronauts" pictures of the Mercury 13 show up, but what you don't know, is NASA wanted Marilyn Link to be one of them. She turned them down. "Perhaps understanding correctly that the woman chosen for this honor was never really going to fly a rocket," says Stenger.


Binghamton University to hold memorial service for Marilyn C. Link, sister of Edwin Link

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 03/23/18

A memorial service for Marilyn C. Link will be held Monday by the Link Foundation at Binghamton University. Link, the sister of aviation pioneer and Broome County native Edwin Link, was a pioneering pilot, educator, philanthropist and managing director of an oceanographic institute.

She died Monday at the age of 94. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger will be the featured speaker at the service, which will be held at 11 a.m. in the Anderson Center Reception Room.


Tweet by Binghamton U. faculty member show school ahead of peers 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/31/18

Binghamton University students are ahead of the curve, according to a recent tweet by a BU faculty member. A Tuesday tweet from Nasrin Fatima, Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning at BU, featured a chart comparing students' six year graduation rates to the school's peer institutions. The chart's data came from the U.S. Department of Education, National center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System from the winter 2016-2017 graduation rates component. In every instance but one, BU graduation rates exceeded those of the school's peer institutions. 


Binghamton U. is growing faster than all its peer SUNY schools, thanks to an influx of junior faculty

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/27/17

Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger speaks about the university's growth over the last five years. In Harvey Stenger's first year as president, he was asked to create a growth plan for the university. It was part of the state's "NYSUNY 2020" plan, in which the system's four university centers submitted plans to the state, outlining the way in which each university would contribute to local economic growth, engage in "strategic partnerships" with the private sector and expand their faculty. Each university received $35 million in the first round of funding. 


New public health degree available for BU graduate students

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/30/17

For students looking to pursue a graduate degree at Binghamton University, a new option will be on the list next fall. Binghamton University announced Monday, the school will offer a Master of Public Health graduate degree program beginning in the fall of 2018. Expected to enroll 25 students in its first class, the program is designed to prepare graduates to "analyze complex public health issues and to work collaboratively to create healthier communities," said Yvonne Johnston, the program's founding director. In his State of the University address in September, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the university hopes to expand research and community outreach programs, and build additional clinical facilities on site.


$1 Million Gift Gives 50 Students Full-ride Scholarship to Binghamton University 

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/23/17

One organization is partnering with Binghamton University to help support 50 Pell Grant-eligible students pursue a bachelor's degree. BU was selected as one of only three universities in New York State in a program that will send students to college at little to no cost for four years. A check for $1 million was handed over to Binghamton University on Monday from founder and chairman of Give Back, Robert Carr. The money will go towards the recruitment of high-need ninth grade students and provide them with mentoring and skills needed to prepare themselves for college. Binghamton University Alumni, Tonya Parris, founder and President of the Parris Foundation, says this is a huge accomplishment for the university. Paris will be partnering with Binghamton University and the Give Back foundation. "We hope that we can put Bob Carr's resources behind Tonya's students, and our great mentoring to attract some students starting this fall, 2018," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


BU add two more properties to JC school complex 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/23/17

Two more Johnson City properties have been acquired by Binghamton University, expanding its footprint in the village to the northern side of Corliss Avenue. Under the auspices of the Binghamton University Foundation, the college bought 93-95 Corliss Ave. from Alishaan Properties, based at 256 Harry L Drive in Johnson City, for $150,000. Despite the acquisition, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger recently told a group of village residents the university has no intention of expanding much beyond its current holdings. The college, through the Binghamton University Foundation, previously announced it is also acquiring 42, 44 and 46 Corliss Ave., property that adjoins the new nursing school site.


Stenger wants JC urban planning help for health sciences campus

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/10/17

Property owners in Johnson City have approached Binghamton University officials to ask if the university's new health sciences campus would be interested in buying the properties, BU President Harvey Stenger said Tuesday night at a town hall event about the campus. The university has declined to purchase properties they've been offered, but has told owners "we'd like you to do something nice with it," he said. Roughly 60 people attended the event Tuesday, and though no significant announcements were made about the future of the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, Stenger said he'd like to see Johnson City beef up urban planning efforts "so we can make sure where we want retail is where the retail goes, where we want grocery is where the grocery goes."


Binghamton University officials hold town hall on new Health Sciences Campus

News Channel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/10/17

Construction is well underway for Binghamton University's Health Sciences campus in Johnson City. The 105,000 sq. ft. School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is nearing completion. It's one of two schools Binghamton University is bringing to the village. The second is the Decker School of nursing, both part of the new Health Sciences Campus on Corliss Avenue.

"Everybody sees the new building going up, they are all excited about it," School of Nursing Dean, Gloria Meredith said. "What are they going to do in there and how many people are coming and how many people are in the class. "We get lots of questions but we really haven't had an opportunity to speak publicly."

The opportunity presented itself on Tuesday where BU President, Harvey Stenger was joined by both the School of Nursing Dean, Gloria Meredith and Decker School Dean Mario Ortiz to provide insight on what will be offered and how the campus will help revitalize the Johnson City community.

With the School of Nursing set to create 150 new jobs when it opens in 2018 and the Decker School ready to enroll more than 430 undergraduate students when completed in 2020, residents say they are excited with what's to come.


Binghamton University Highlights Plans for Health Sciences Campus

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/10/17

Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger was excited to discuss the University's progress for its brand new Health Sciences Campus, in Johnson City. The plans were highlighted at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean, Gloria Meredith and Decker School of Nursing Dean, Mario Ortiz also were in attendance, each providing a presentation for the audience.

Throughout the meeting, the University discussed developments in their new campus. "Things are moving very quickly," said Stenger. The University hopes to grow the nursing school into a much larger program and there are plans in place for other new properties. Stenger said he is most excited about the big picture and to continue and grow the health and sciences program.

Stenger also says that in five or six years, he estimates 1,000 students and 100-150 attending the school in Johnson City.


Free SUNY tuition: How many students locally are getting it?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/4/17

About 12,000 students at four-year colleges and 5,300 at community colleges are receiving free SUNY tuition this fall as part of the Excelsior Scholarship program.

The state released new figures showing how many students at each college are getting free tuition through the new state program that covers tuition at SUNY or CUNY schools for families with income less than $100,000 a year.

"The Excelsior Scholarship has opened up endless opportunity for our middle-class families," said Harvey Stenger, the president of Binghamton University, in a statement. "By removing the burden of tuition for families making $125,000 or less, we can attract more talented, qualified students to our campuses who may have been discouraged by the rising costs of attending college."

Overall, the state said, 96,000 students applied for assistance through the Excelsior program last summer — so about half received tuition assistance. There are also about 6,000 applications under review.


ECONOMY RE-CHARGE: Battery maker bringing 250 jobs to Endicott

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/04/17

A cutting-edge lithium ion battery manufacturer, using research from Binghamton University, plans to hire 250 people in Endicott with a potential of growing to 1,000 workers over several years.

This fledgling company will expand operations after conducting initial research and testing in the basement of the university's Innovative Technology Center on Murray Hill Road in Vestal. The company uses the groundbreaking research of BInghamton University Professor Stanley Whittingham, whose work in the field of lithium-ion batteries has garnered worldwide recognition.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has previously characterized Whittingham's work as innovative, with the potential to produce commercial offspring in the Southern Tier with significant growth and employment potential.


Bright Future Predicted for Binghamton University and Johnson City

WNBF-News Radio 1290, Binghamton, NY - 09-08-17

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is predicting big things for Johnson City as well as university students. Stenger, in his State of the University address, said he sees a busy, vibrant Johnson City in the next five years as a result of the new pharmacy school and relocation of the nursing school to the Village.

Stenger says he's looking to not to maintain the undergraduate numbers, but to add students in the graduate programs. He also looks to add master programs in physical, speech and occupational therapy at the nursing school, build on diversity on campus.. bringing more international students to Vestal and to move into the area of data science for research and education fields.


Binghamton University Looks to the Future, More Health Sciences is the Plan

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV - Binghamton, NY - 09-11-17

Binghamton University has seen growth in both its student and staff population over the past 6 years. Looking into the future, the college is pushing for an expansion in the number of degree programs offered.

During Thursday's State of the University Address, President Harvey Stenger spoke about the increased demand for health science programs. Stenger says the pharmacy school in Johnson City is just the first step. A proposition will be made to change the name of the Decker School of Nursing to the Decker School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Programs offered in that school would expand to include audiology, physical therapy, speech therapy, and other specialties.


BU president delivers State of the University address

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 09-11-17

Binghamton University continues to grow, and President Harvey Stenger is excited about the changes made during his six years on campus.

He talked about the past, present and future during his annual State of the University address Thursday. Stenger stressed the expanding student body and educational programs. Approximately 70 students are now enrolled in their first year at the pharmacy school.

"The successful launch of the pharmacy school and the pharmacy program is probably the biggest accomplishment we had last year," Stenger said. "Starting a school of pharmacy and the accreditation program is not simple. And to make it through there with great leadership was a huge success."

Stenger expects the nursing school to expand its offerings. He says the school is looking to add physical, occupational and speech therapy masters programs.


7 takeaways from BU's State of the University

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 09-07-17

For Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, the future centers on renewal.

Stenger delivered his State of the University address Thursday at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater on the university campus.

Stenger laid out the changes between 2011 and the present year, which saw an increase in enrollment and a demand for course offerings that result in jobs. Included in the address was a 10-year plan to develop the health sciences campus in Johnson City and an initiative to bring data science to nearly all of the university's disciplines.


BU President Stenger focuses on development in annual address

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 09-07-17

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger delivered his annual State of the University address Thursday afternoon. During his address Stenger discussed a variety of topics, reflecting on how the University has developed between 2011 and 2017.

One of the main changes that has been developed in the past years and will continue over the next few years is the Health Sciences campus in Johnson City. The School of Pharmacy is scheduled to open next year, with the school of nursing not too far behind.

Stenger says these aren't the only developments coming to the area.


STREDC Approves 26 Revitalization Projects, Over 400 Jobs Created if Approved by State

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 09-06-17

The group overseeing economic development projects for the Southern Tier approved 26 plans for $20 million in state funding Wednesday. This is the seventh year the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council will submit priority projects. Officials say if approved, the projects could create over 400 jobs. The Council also had a status update on the $500 million in upstate revitalization money.

Harvey Stenger, co-chair of the Regional Economic Development Council said, "We still have about $380 million left in our upstate revitalization initiative fund, so some of those projects could go after those fundings as well." Detailed information on the projects will be posted on the council's website on October 2nd.


Binghamton University opens $70M Smart Energy Building in Vestal

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 09-01-17

Binghamton University has opened its $70 million, two-story Smart Energy Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex on its Vestal campus, three years after breaking ground on the project.

The 114,000-square-foot building will accommodate research and development initiatives for BU's chemistry and physics departments. Lack of appropriate facilities on the main campus have hindered research efforts in the past, according to BU President Harvey Stenger, who announced the facility's opening Thursday.

Research funding is growing, Stenger said, and this state-of-the-art facility was put together through teamwork. "Smart energy. That's going to be our focus," Stenger said. "The fact that these faculty are here and many are doing research in the areas of smart energy is a great advantage that we have."


Binghamton University Opens Smart Energy Building

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 08-31-17

Binghamton University is unveiling another expansion of its Vestal campus.

A grand opening ceremony was held at the Smart Energy Building located at the Innovative Technology Complex near Murray Hill Road. The 70-million dollar, 114-thousand square foot building will house research and development for the chemistry and physics departments. It includes state of the art, LEED Energy Gold Standard classrooms, lab spaces and offices. The 2-story building also has a public meeting space and a green roof.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says, "What is smart energy? It's trying to use, capture, transmit energy in the most economical and environmentally friendly way possible. When you do that, you'd better have a building that walks that walk."


Binghamton University Unveils New Smart Energy Building

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV - Binghamton, NY - 08-31-17

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and other local officials held a grand opening ceremony on Thursday morning for the University's new Smart Energy building.

We had to design the building, decide what's going to be in the building, then the construction, so it's been a long process, but now that it's done, it doesn't seem that long because we're here and we have a beautiful building," said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University President.

The 114,000 square foot project cost $70 million to construct and will accommodate research and development initiatives for the Chemistry and Physics departments and provide an opportunity for the two groups to work together.

The University says the investments made to build the Smart Energy Building had an economic impact of $90.7 million on the Broome/Tioga region, which supported 915 local jobs including 366 construction jobs during the design and building phase of the project.


BU thinks smart, unveils new energy facilty

Time Warner Cable News, Spectrum News - Binghamton, NY - 08-31-17

It was a project more than 5 years in the making: Thursday morning, Binghamton University unveiled its new Smart Energy Building to the public.

The $70 million, 114,000-square foot facility focuses on research and development in the departments of chemistry and physics. With a focus on smart energy, the new building includes using rain water for cooling, solar panels for electricity and green roofing.

University President Harvey Stenger says the new facility will push BU well beyond other universities in the state.

The investments made to the building are said to have had an economic impact of more than $90 million, supporting more than 900 local jobs.


YOUR OPINION: Start of BU academic year brings positive impact to Southern Tier communities 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 08-20-17

Harvey Stenger: It's about to become a little busier across the Greater Binghamton region, thanks to the start of the new academic year at Binghamton University. This week, more than 17,500 students join our community, including more than 2,650 first-year students. I'm confident they and their families will be met with a warm, Southern Tier welcome.

Many appreciate the increase in business that occurs when students return each fall. University students annually spend more than $165 million in rent, utilities, groceries and other goods. Visitors to campus, including parents, add an additional $8 million to the local economy.


Binghamton University's economic impact on region continues to grow

NewsChannel 12, WIVT-TV - Binghamton, NY - 08/18/17

A new study shows that Binghamton University's importance to our local economy continues to grow. A report by the university found that the direct and associated expenditures of the school had an overall economic impact on Greater Binghamton of $1.13 billion for the 2015-16 academic year. That's an increase of $47 million from the previous year.

B.U. President Harvey Stenger says most of that economic output comes from employing faculty and staff, which number 5,200, and has grown by 27 percent over the past 5 years.

Stenger also predicts that the new Pharmacy School and broader Health Sciences campus under construction, will transform the economy of Johnson City.


BU Details Increased Economic Impact on Southern Tier

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV - Binghamton, NY - 08/18/17

Binghamton University's President, Harvey Stenger, announced the results of a new report, Friday, highlighting the university's overall impact on the Southern Tier and New York State economies.

According to the new study report compiled by the Office of Institute Research and Assessment, BU has contributed a documented $47 million increase in the Binghamton area for 2015-16, compared to the previous year. An increase, according to Stenger, that is being attributed to the growth in student enrollment, graduating alumni, the campus's development and employment of 12,700+ jobs in NY State.


Foundation will aid transfer students at Binghamton U. 

The Press and Sun Bulletin - Binghamton, NY - 08/11/17

Binghamton University will receive $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation to assist community college students transferring in STEM fields. "This federal investment will allow Binghamton to connect directly with community colleges and support academically gifted students through the transition to four-year STEM degree programs," said Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

The program will identify promising students as soon as they enter community college, and encourage them upon completing the two-year program to pursue their four-year degree at Binghamton University.

BU President Harvey Stenger said the award will help improve the Vestal campus's standing as a research leader in STEM fields. "The students selected for this new program will benefit from a hands-on research experience centered on one of the leading trends in science today: smart energy," Stenger said. "This NSF award will enable us to help many talented-yet-underserved students earn a bachelor of science degree."


BU Will Receive Over $4 Million in Federal Funds

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 08/11/17

Senator Chuck Schumer announced on Friday, that Binghamton University will be receiving over $4 million in federal funding to promote degree completion. The senator says the funds will be used to help community college students transition into four year STEM programs, where they can earn their Bachelor of Science.

"This federal investment will allow Binghamton to connect directly with community colleges and support academically gifted students," said Schemer. The money is being allocated through the National Science Foundation -- an organization that supports research and education in STEM fields.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said students selected for the program will receive a hands on learning experience in smart energy. "This NSF award will enable us to help many talented-yet-underserved students earn a bachelor of science degree, critical to a career in STEM fields, as well as further the university's standing as a leader in STEM education," said Stenger.


Deadline Friday: Free SUNY tuition applications surge

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 07/19/17

The number of students who applied to SUNY schools this fall jumped 6 percent compared to last year as word spread that New York will offer free tuition to income-eligible students.

And since the application period opened June 7 for the free SUNY tuition, more than 70,000 students have applied for the savings, state officials said. The application period ends Friday.

The interest has surpassed the state's initial expectations, and SUNY colleges said it is too soon to evaluate the impact the surge will have on their finances and programs. SUNY's annual tuition is $6,670 this year.

Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said the program will limit student debt and attract more interest in SUNY, which is the largest public-college system in the nation. "By removing the burden of tuition for families making $125,000 or less, we can attract more talented, qualified students to our campuses who may have been discouraged by the rising costs of attending college," Stenger said in a statement.


Bringing in the green: BU touts booming economic impact in the Tier

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 07/14/17

BU's overall economic impact on the Binghamton area increased by $47 million between the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 school years with university expenditures having a $1.5 billion impact on New York state, according to a newly released study. Officials say this rise could be contributed to an increase in enrollment, a rise in visitors on campus, as well as their medical campus expansion in Johnson City.

"Now putting 1,000 students, more than 100 faculty and staff, wanting to live [in Johnson City], to shop there, to eat there, in a place that really had a few hundred people occupied in that 6-acre area is going to have a huge impact," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University ranks 33rd in the nation for best value

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV - Binghamton, NY - 07/14/17

In a new MONEY Magazine ranking, Binghamton University ranked 33rd for best value, out of 711 colleges and university nationwide.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says that he tries not to focus on rankings, but rather delivering a quality education to the students. 


June 14, 2017

Dear Binghamton Campus Community:

When summer arrives, I'm reminded of the many times I've been asked what happens on campus "while the students are gone."

My answer is plenty! Though we certainly have fewer students around, our Summer Session of classes is in full swing (we have two intense terms), and we're also in the midst of holding 14 separate orientation sessions to prepare our incoming freshman and transfer students for the fall semester. Fourteen might sound like a lot, but with 300 to 400 students attending each session, we need each and every one of them.

We're also taking advantage of the warm weather to work on a number of capital improvements that aren't possible at other times of the year. On campus, we're renovating Science 4 to include new laboratories and offices for our Psychology Department, and progress continues on our Global Center, which will house our offices serving international students in one place in Old Champlain Hall. At the Innovative Technologies Complex, we're completing construction on our $70 million Smart Energy Building, and at our Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City, work continues on our School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, expected to open in fall 2018.

At the same time, we continue to focus on research and academics, through programs like the Bridges to the Baccalaureate that helps prepare students to transition from community college to four-year programs in the sciences; the Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Renewable Energy Generation and Storage program; the Binghamton Enrichment Program that provides Educational Opportunity Program students with intensive academic development and orientation to Binghamton University; and the Upward Bound program, a free college preparatory program for qualified high school students.

And that's just some of what happens "while the students are gone!"

As always, I welcome your questions and feedback at hstenger@binghamton.edu.

Sincerely,
Harvey Stenger
President


Binghamton University holds grand opening for business incubator 

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 06/07/17

Binghamton University's Koffman Southern Tier Incubator opened its doors for start-up businesses in our area. It's aim is to give start-up companies the space and resources to grow their business. Once the new business can stand on its own, it can graduate from the incubator program and into the community. 

"We had IBM, we had E-J, we had Singer-Link, we had these [companies] that the entrepreneur incubator stage was decades ago so we never had to grow new ones," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. "Now we're sitting in this forest after a forest fire, and we're trying to grow the new seedlings."


Entrepreneurs welcome at downtown incubator

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 06/01/17

Binghamton Unversity unveiled its $19 million downtown Binghamton incubator on Thursday, June 1. The 35,000-square-foot building has high-tech labs, wet labs, fry labs and common areas, as well as co-working spaces. 

For Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, the incubator represents another way to foster much needed economic growth in the community it calls home. "This is an incubator this where things start," Stenger said, expecting that after a two-year stint many of the businesses will have gained the capacity to move into other quarters with a solid footing, enabling them to become the new growth companies for the region.


Business incubator opens in Downtown Binghamton

News Channel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 06/01/17

Local dignitaries, partners and new tenants are celebrating the grand opening of Broome County's innovation incubator. The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator opened its doors on Thursday.

The $19 million, three-story, 35,000 square foot facility can accommodate space for over a dozen companies looking to develop their plans and ideas.

"It's still being created. That's intentional. It's an incubator and this is where things start. It's not where things finish. There's always things that will be aided when something leaves here. There's a metaphor in the construction inside of here," said Stenger.


Who gets the next $10M in downtown sweepstakes?

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 05/23/17

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger reviews plans for the college's pharmacy school with Howard Zemsky, director of Empire State Development, in Johnson City on Tuesday afternoon. 

Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council representatives said they expect seven to eight downtown areas to submit applications, with council members selecting the best three to nominate as finalists for state review. State representatives will select the city that submits the plan with the best chance of producing results. 


Local regional economic development council tours Johnson City for projects

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 05/23/17

The Southern Tier's Regional Economic Development Council discussed our area's $500 million prize on Tuesday, while showing concrete progress on one of its top priority projects. "They have people on those teams that really know what's happening in their communities. They can see what's happening on the horizon and they can encourage a developer to bring a project forward.  They are there to look for URI type projects, the big transformative projects," said Stenger. Stenger says the Pharmacy school construction is on schedule and is scheduled to be open in the Fall of 2018.


Developers check out progress on nursing school 

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 05/23/17

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC) met at Binghamton University on Tuesday to give an update on progress in the area. "We want to brand the area better. We want people to think of the Southern Tier as a beautiful place to come with lots of recreation as well as cultural events that people can come to," Binghamton University President and STREDC Co-chair, Harvey Stenger, said.


Pharmacy School Construction Making Progress

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 05/23/17

The Binghamton University Pharmacy School construction continues in Johnson City. On Tuesday, university president Harvey Stenger checked in on the progress with Howard Zemsky, President of the New York State Development Corporation. Stenger says the construction is moving right along and is on track for a spring/summer 2018 opening. The school has already accepted applications.


Many BU Grads Don't Plan to Stay in the Region

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 05/21/17

This weekend, Binghamton University conferred nearly 3,700 degrees as students became alumni. Now the question is whether or not they will stay in the area to look for jobs and give back to the economy they've been a part of for the last four year. Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger had a decisive message when it came to advice for graduating Seniors. "They're going to have a long career, they're going to live a long time, so I recommend that they pick something that they enjoy as their first job and not something just to pay the bills," said Stenger.


BU Graduate Students Walk the Stage

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 05/19/17

Nearly 600 students received their Master's Degrees while an additional 100 Doctoral students were hooded during Binghamton University's Graduate School Commencement on Friday afternoon. It was a day filled with a lot of pride for Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. "Today is the first of eight straight days of graduation ceremonies, so we're really excited," said President Harvey Stenger. He added that 30-40% of BU students go to graduate school as a way to further their education and set themselves up well for the future and so far that plan seems to be successful for a lot of students who are about to enter the real world.


Letter to the campus 

May 5, 2017

Dear Binghamton Campus Community:

We have received inquiries into the origins of the student protest that has led to some students staging a sit-in of the Couper Administration Building and questions about the University response.

Members of an unrecognized student group known as the Frances Beal Society are opposed to an initiative announced in the mayor of Binghamton’s February 2017 State of the City Address, whereby the city would install better lighting, security cameras and emergency phones in student neighborhoods with some contribution from the University. At the time of the announcement, the initiative was tentative and based on an informal understanding. The University did not and has not committed to any amount of funding.

We also discussed with the mayor establishment of a Town-Gown Advisory Board based on a model shared by a national association of town-gown groups, and agreed in principle to move forward to create one.

Under the Frances Beal Society name, some students argued for investing University support for city initiatives differently. While we had not anticipated controversy around investments in off-campus safety given long-standing student concerns, we nonetheless thought the Frances Beal perspectives merited consideration. Accordingly, the University contacted the mayor’s office on Wednesday, April 26, and indicated additional time was needed to consult student governance on alternative investments before committing to support any specific initiative this year. Some Frances Beal students and a member of the Student Association came to the administration building that evening and were so informed. 

Despite having been assured that the University would not be providing support for blue light phones without first having more dialogue with student governance, Frances Beal members began a sit-in at the Couper Administration Building the next day. 

On Friday April 28, the University released the statement that links here, confirming that:

Also on Friday, April 28, a University administrator met with the students occupying the Administration Building and presented the statement. Leaders of the assembled students instantly rejected the statement, interrupted any attempt to explain it and berated and verbally attacked the administrator using offensive language. The group then issued  new demands and has continued to occupy the Administration Building. Given this response, we will not engage the group in further dialogue.

The University is proceeding with the approach described in its original statement. University officials have been or soon will be in contact with representatives of shared governance groups, including the Student Association, Graduate Student Organization, Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the Professional Staff Senate to nominate participants to the TGAB. The city will develop its own process to identify its TGAB representatives. We have no intention of stacking the appointments to the TGAB with individuals having any one perspective or issue. The TGAB is being organized using a model that has been successful in other locations. We will be happy to consider alternatives to investments in safety that fall within the broad purpose of the TGAB and are willing to consider safety initiatives should the TGAB recommend any. We look forward to engaging with students and community members interested in productive discussions through the TGAB process.

Sincerely,

Harvey Stenger, President
Donald Nieman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Brian Rose, Vice President for Student Affairs

April 28 University statement:

Binghamton University has a deep connection to the surrounding community through its students, faculty and staff, its facilities, programs, research and other contributions. Those connections create many contexts for University, community interaction. Most recently, discussions the University has had with the city of Binghamton about possible university support for city improvements aimed at public safety have stirred some controversy on campus. The University’s goals have been and remain simple and clear: we aim to be a good community partner and to provide support to our students who live off-campus as well as on-campus. 

Given concerns with what is now referred to as the “blue light project,” the University will not now provide funding specifically directed at this project. We did agree in principle to provide some support this year to the city of Binghamton and want to honor in some way that commitment. Separately from the recent controversy, we have begun discussing establishing a Town-Gown Advisory Board with the following broad goals:

We anticipate launching the advisory board in the fall 2017 semester. To respond to the recent concerns about the blue light project and to also honor our intent to provide some support to the city of Binghamton this year, the University will work with the City to entertain requests for one time funds for projects endorsed by a new Town-Gown Advisory Board that respond to the broad goals noted above. To what extent the University can provide support in future years and at what amounts will be in part a function of the overall university budget. For this year, the projects and amounts funded will be determined by the recommendations of the Town-Gown Advisory Board and review by the city and University.


Your Opinon: Neglect arts and humanities education at your peril

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 04/14/17

This month, high school seniors around the world will decide which college to attend and what career path they will pursue. For some students (and especially their parents), these decisions revolve around issues of employment and career opportunities. “What college and which major will be most lucrative?” they ask. But a better question is: “What school and course of study will best prepare me for a future filled with change?” Lately — and unfortunately — we are seeing a backlash against the arts and humanities and, to a lesser extent, the social sciences. Some of this debate revolves around whether what students are learning in classrooms is applicable in today’s economy. But I also think there is a misunderstanding of what the “liberal” in liberal arts means. Traditionally, the liberal arts referred simply to the body of knowledge useful to being a citizen. American universities were founded with the liberal arts at their core, and this has served the United States well. Our commitment to these ideals has made our system of higher education the envy of the world.


Letter concerning the death of a student

March 23, 2017

Dear Binghamton Campus Community:

Binghamton University suffered a terrible loss last weekend with the accidental death of freshman Conor Donnelly. Our campus is saddened from the sudden loss of such a bright, popular young man, but I am grateful to the many people on our campus who have made themselves available to assist those who are grieving.

Conor touched many people in his time here, as demonstrated by his election as president of Johnson Hall, and the University continues to offer support to those affected by his death. The University’s CARE Team, Residential Life and Counseling Center staff met with approximately 25 students at the hospital on Saturday, arranged to bring them safely back to campus and provided in-person counseling in the University Union both Saturday and Sunday. Staff have been working closely with an additional 55 students who have been affected by Conor’s death. The CARE Team has provided outreach to the faculty of these students.

Late Tuesday afternoon I met with five students who had witnessed Conor’s fall. Listening to them made me better understand their inability to focus on academics, so I especially thank faculty who have been working to schedule make-up exams and other accommodations for these students as well as other students who were Conor’s friends.

Moving forward, I ask that students who do require help with academics be directed to the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team for assistance in arranging for specific needs with faculty as necessary. I believe this will make a difficult time easier for both students and faculty. The DOS and CARE Team can be reached by calling 607-777-2804.

Other offices that have provided support to students include the University Union and Ombudsman. They join with the DOS, CARE Team, Counseling Center and Residential Life in providing ongoing support to students as needed.

The Employee Assistance Program is available to provide support to faculty and staff who knew Conor, and can be reached at 607-777-6655 or 607-777-6650 during regular office hours, or an off-campus coordinator can be reached after hours by calling the 24-hour EAP call line at 1-800-822-0244.

Members of the Dean of Students Office and CARE Team have also provided support to Conor’s parents and have arranged a bus to transport students to the funeral on Thursday.

Conor’s family will receive visitors from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home, 100 Franklin Ave., Pearl River, N.Y. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Aedan’s Church, Reld Dr., Pearl River, with burial to follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, N.Y.

Residential Life will coordinate a campus memorial service in the future. 

Sincerely,

Harvey G. Stenger
President


 ChromaNanoTech could help you have your AC costs

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 03/22/17

A startup out of Binghamton University is producing a compound it says could be used in the defense, biomedical, agriculture and window industries. 

ChromaNanoTech's patents are still pending, but the company already has gotten a number of awards and grants. They've received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation, were designated a START-UP NY initiative and won $250,000 as a finalist in the statewide 76West Clean Energy Competition.

As it scales up, one of its goals will be to hire locally. BU President Harvey Stenger has made the research-to-industry pipeline — and the Binghamton jobs the process can create — a major focus of the university in the past few years, Bernier said.


Letter concerning a new Executive Order

March 7, 2017

Dear Binghamton Campus Community:

On March 6, the White House announced a new Executive Order (Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States) to replace its earlier order that restricted entry by individuals from seven nations. This new order exempts individuals from Iraq, as well as people who are legal permanent residents, hold dual citizenships and those already granted asylum or refugee status.

If any students, especially those from the affected countries are planning to travel outside the U.S., we encourage them to visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services who will serve as a resource for information on your travel plans.

Other campus resources that can be of assistance to students concerned by the impact of the Executive Order include:
• The Dean of Students Office has appointed case managers, available to students who have questions/concerns.

• The Student Legal Clinic, which maintains a privileged attorney/client relationship, is an available resource for students with immigration law-related issues.

We remind you that the University will continue to protect student confidentiality, not sharing private information about our students in accordance with the (federal) Family Educational and Rights of Privacy Act (FERPA). In addition, although the University is bound to comply with state and federal law, enforcement of federal immigration policy primarily rests with federal authorities.

Binghamton will continue to support all its students and scholars and their efforts to make Binghamton University a welcoming, inclusive community.

Sincerely,

Harvey G. Stenger, President

Donald G. Nieman, Provost

Hari Srihari, Executive Vice Provost for International Affairs


Letter concerning Title IX interpretation

February 27, 2017

Dear Binghamton Campus Community:

On Feb. 23, 2017, the State University of New York, along with other colleges, universities and K-12 systems, received a “Dear Colleague” letter from the departments of Justice and Education. This letter rescinds the Obama Administration’s interpretation of Title IX and how it applies to transgender students. While the letter expresses a profound difference in interpretation, it also goes on to reaffirm that LGBT students are not without protections from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that all schools are expected to create “safe” environments in which all students are able to “learn and thrive.”

How does this affect our community? It is important to note that New York State Human Rights Law covers gender identity as a protected class, therefore the State University of New York, including Binghamton University, has been and will continue to be committed to equal protection under the law. We believe that all of our educational facilities, activities and employment opportunities shall be offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or status with regard to pregnancy, disability or age.

Members of our campus community have worked tirelessly in recent years to create a safer and more inclusive campus environment for transgender students. This includes gender-neutral restrooms, gender-inclusive housing options, the new LGBTQ Center and other supports for transgender and all students.

This work is important and we will continue to provide a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for all. If you have questions, contact Kelly Clark, director of the LGBTQ Center, at 607-777-6028.

Sincerely,

Harvey G. Stenger, President

Donald G. Nieman, Provost

Valerie Hampton, Chief Diversity Officer

Kelly Clark, Director of the LGBTQ Center


University Downtown Center secures $2 million FEMA grant 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 02/23/17

The Binghamton University Downtown Center will receive more than $2 million in federal funding six years after Tropical Storm Lee devastated the building, BU President Harvey Stenger and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced in a press conference Thursday.


FOLLOW THE MONEY: A look at where the $500 million is being used

WBNG-TV/NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 02/09/17

Nearly 14 months ago, the Southern Tier hit the jackpot. The region was awarded $500 million through the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. But, where is that money now? First, it is important to know the $500 million is not a lump sum. It is given in $100 million installments over the course of five years. So far, around $106 million dollars has been allocated to several different projects.

"You have to plant seeds and you have to wait for them to grow," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, a co-chair of the STREDC. "We are in the planting seeds process right now." Nearly 75 percent of the first URI installment is going into four major projects. Binghamton University has been awarded a pair of $20 million projects.


TRAVEL BAN: BU, Cornell support international students

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/30/17

Institutes of higher learning across the country — including Binghamton and Cornell universities — are working to advise international students in light of Friday's executive order suspending travel into the U.S. from seven countries. According to a statement posted on the State University of New York website, 320 of SUNY's 22,140 international students are from the countries affected by the ban. The statement recommended that affected students suspend travel plans to the affected countries. BU is among the 64 SUNY colleges and university campuses. 

On Sunday, BU President Harvey Stenger issued a statement on the ban that also pointed to several of the university's resources and noted that BU will continue to follow the Family Educational and Rights of Privacy Act, and will not share personal information about students. It also said University Police does not gather immigration or citizen information about students and will continue that practice.


Letter concerning presidential Executive Order

January 29, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals.” Section 3 of that Executive Order addresses “suspended entry” into the U.S. of both immigrants and non-immigrants from at least seven countries for a period of 90 days, with few visa category exceptions.

While the situation is fluid, Binghamton University is working to understand the potential implications for our international students and scholars (particularly individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen) so we can provide them with the best advice and support.

As things stand now, the University strongly urges our international students and scholars from the seven noted countries to suspend all international travel, at least until further clarity on the new rules is available. We are closely monitoring developments relating to the full impact of this order, and we will continue to provide updates as they are available.

We know that these are difficult circumstances, leaving many of us concerned. Binghamton University remains committed to the continued success of all of our students and faculty, regardless of religious belief, country of birth or citizenship, and we are here to provide all them with support through this difficult time. 

Should you or someone you know need additional support on this issue, we want to ensure that you are aware of the following:

Thank you for your support in continuing to make Binghamton University a welcoming, inclusive community.

Sincerely,

Harvey G. Stenger, President

Donald G. Nieman, Provost

Krishnaswami Srihari, Executive Vice Provost for International Initiatives


BU, Cornell offer resources to international students

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/29/17

Binghamton University President Harvey G. Stenger released a statement Sunday urging international students and scholars from affected countries to suspend all international travel until further notice. The statement comes after President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. 

"Binghamton University remains committed to the continued success of all of our students and faculty, regardless of religious belief, country of birth or citizenship, and we are here to provide all them with support through this difficult time," Stenger said.


BU comes in at top of rankings for best-value schools

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/23/16

Binghamton University has come in at the top of college rankings for another time this year — it's now one of the best value schools, according to rankings released by the economics and finance publication Kiplinger this month. BU is the fifteenth best-value college for in-state students and the eighth best-value college for out-of-state students, according to the rankings, which are based on competitiveness, graduation rates, academic support, cost and financial aid and student debt. In most cases, it also factors in the median salary of students who attended the college, and received federal financial aid, 10 years after they started at the institution.

"We’re bigger — that’s probably the largest factor in making us better," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. "By growing in terms of enrollment, we're able to hire more faculty, more staff, build more buildings."


Welcome our international students

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/22/16

Binghamton University’s growing reputation for academic excellence, and innovative research and scholarship is helping the Southern Tier earn international attention. More than 2,700 international students from nearly 100 nations are currently learning at Binghamton University. Half of these are graduate students, almost all of whom live in the City of Binghamton and its surrounding towns. In addition, the university is host to 75 visiting scholars and faculty whose expertise adds to our reputation.


Binghamton University Awarded $2.8 Million for Energy Facility

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 12/12/16

Government officials awarded Binghamton University $2.8 million for its smart energy facility.

"We've got great brains here. I think we've got great vision," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. And now they have the funding. The grant is a part of the New York SUNY 2020 economic development plan. "It's not just about creating a new manufacturing facility. It's about creating a whole new way of thinking about how we store energy and how we capture energy," said Stenger. That energy source is lithium batteries, which could improve our everyday use of technology.


There's an Antidote to America's Long Economic Malaise: College Towns

The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY - 12/13/2016

The Binghamton, N.Y., area hasn’t recovered from a big decline in electronics manufacturing despite being the home of Binghamton University. Officials say the region now has a plan to work with colleges and universities to improve workforce skills and attract firms in advanced manufacturing and agriculture. “You need reasons for companies to stay in upstate New York,” says Binghamton University’s president, Harvey Stenger. “We are trying to provide the glue to help them stick around.”


POWER UP: $2.8 grant for BU fund battery research 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/13/2016

On Monday, Whittingham and his associates announced they had received a $2.8 million grant from New York state to research ways to produce a lithium-ion battery that can store electricity without relying on huge battery banks while at the same time addressing the drawbacks currently associated with the technology. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger characterized Whittingham's work as groundbreaking, with the potential to produce commercial offspring in the Southern Tier with significant growth and employment potential.


Tier Council pitches best projects to state

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 11/01/2016

A proposal to fund equipment for a future Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies facility was a highlight of business projects the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council announced Tuesday to Empire State Development. Harvey Stenger and Tom Tranter, co-chairs of the STREDC, led the council in proposing ideas to the state assessment team. The pharmaceutical technology project was one of the strongest proposals, said Stenger, who also is president of Binghamton University.


Southern Tier economics brought up in the state capitol

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 11/01/2016

The economy of the Southern Tier took center stage during a two-day statewide meeting in Albany. The meeting began on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday, as each region of the state present progress reports to state officials and outside academic development experts. Leaders from the state spoke about the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator Project. I think our student have a great experience both in Ithaca and Binghamton," President Stenger said in Albany Tuesday. "We graduate 17,000 students every year. There's not 17,000 new jobs every year, but there's a a couple thousand. And, we're hoping that many of them will come back."


Southern Tier Priority Economic Development Projects Pitched to State Officials for Funding

MyTwinTiers.com, Binghamton, NY - 11/01/2016

Tuesday marked the sixth round of New York State's Economic Development Council presentations. Ten regions, including the Southern Tier are competing for up to 25 million dollars in grand funding. Since 2011, the Southern Tier's been awarded nearly $420-million in grants for nearly 400 projects, but Binghamton University President and Council Co-Chair Harvey Stenger says there's still plenty of work left to do. Steiger said, "We've listed 12 priority projects, most of them have very strong leveraging, usually five private dollars to one public dollar."


Binghamton University President Says School is Poised for More Growth

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 9/16/2016

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says the University is poised for more growth in the coming years. Steiger updated the BU Council on the State of the University, Friday. He says, "while the University plans to keep the undergraduate population steady at around 13,500 students, they're focused on adding new graduate programs."


Southern Tier council seeks $25M for projects

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/16/2016

After winning one of the three big prizes in New York's competitive economic development competition last year, the Southern Tier is trying to maintain the momentum by proposing a string of new projects aimed at continuing a revitalization movement in the economically beleaguered region. "Twenty-one projects are on the funding list for $25 million," said Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairman and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. 


BU rises in U.S. News & World Report college rankings

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/13/2016

Binghamton University made the U.S. News and World Report's Best National University list again, moving up three spots from last year to No. 86. The college also made two other U.S. News lists, ranking as the 133rd best undergraduate business school and 53rd best school for veterans. BU is the highest-ranked SUNY school.


Stenger talks Binghamton University accomplishments in annual address

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 9/12/2016

Binghamton University is touting its recent accomplishments while setting out a strategy for handling future challenges. B.U. President Harvey Stenger gave his annual State of the University address in the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater. Stenger says, "the school has grown significantly over the past 4 years, with 15 percent more students, 15 percent more staff, 15 percent more building space on campus and 30 percent more faculty."


Annual State of BU Address Emphasizes Innovation and Collaboration

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 9/8/2016

Leaders say Binghamton University's future will be innovative and collaborative. In his annual State of the University address, President Harvey Stenger says, "This mindset will keep the school moving forward and increase enrollment." Thursday, he stressed the "yet-to-be-built nursing and pharmacy schools." He says, "those graduate programs will help reach his goal of 20,000 students at BU by 2020."


STATE of BU: Stenger touts growth, improvements

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/8/2016

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger set his sights Thursday on continued growth among students and faculty, as well as moving full steam ahead on expanding the University's academic offerings. During a State of the University Address Thursday, at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater at the BU campus, in Vestal, Stenger said, "a theme of collaboration will help pave the way for success in the years to come."


BU welcomes students to campus

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/22/2016

Students are settling into the Binghamton University campus before classes start Thursday. More than 2,500 freshman gathered on campus after moving in Sunday. They formed a giant "B" to celebrate the new year. The class of 2020 is already a prominent one, with students coming from across the state and country. More than 700 international students are also joining the class. "I think we continue to rise in popularity because of the rankings that we've achieved." President Stenger said. 


ELITE CLASS: BU freshmen a select group

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/22/2016

A record 32,106 prospective freshmen applied to Binghamton University for admission in the fall semester, beating last year's record of 30,615 applications. An elite 2,620 of those applicants will begin class on Thursday, along with 1,060 transfer students and 1,196 new graduate students. In all, the student body this year contains about 17,200 students. "There are probably more than a million high school students who apply to college every year, to get 32,000 of them is a small percentage of the possibilities of getting students to apply, but 32,000 is a large number." BU President Harvey Stenger, said. "It's probably one of the largest in the state or even in the private universities."


BU Freshman Move-In Starts a Day Earlier

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 8/21/2016

After years of moving in during the week, administrators and staff decided to come up with a new plan. They moved the first day to the weekend. "In the past, we've moved our students in on a Thursday," Stenger said. "Then parents have to take the day off. We've got the parking lots full with employee that are here. To move it to Sunday, everything made more sense."


AREA ECONOMY: Signs of hope, says NY Federal Reserve

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/18/2016

"Binghamton's regional economy may finally be poised for a turnaround after suffering one of the worst downturns in the nation, said regional economists for the New York Federal Reserve Bank. An extended decline in jobs appears to have ended, and the region is showing some resilience," the economists said on Thursday. New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley and his staff paid a two-day visit to Binghamton last month, meeting with local business and Binghamton University representatives. Dudley said, "Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is taking a strategic approach to the campus partnership with the private sector, trying to tap industries, such as pharmaceuticals, to create jobs with higher than average wages."


Binghamton University celebrates 10 years of downtown center

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/04/2016

Binghamton University is celebrating its decade-long downtown presence. A ceremony was held recently to mark the 10th Anniversary of BU's College of Community and Public Affairs. The event included light refreshments and remarks from BU President Harvey Stenger and Binghamton Mayor Rich David.


CCC and SUNY Binghamton Launch Joint Admissions Program

My Twin Tiers.com, Binghamton, NY - 8/03/2016

Officials from Corning Community College and Binghamton University are starting a program that will allow Corning students to be automatically accepted into Binghamton after one or two years. We spoke with officials to get their opinions on the upcoming partnership. "For Binghamton, as I've said before, it will bring transfer students who are really well prepared both academically and socially because there are some social interactions between the Corning students in the program and the full-time students at Binghamton University as well," says Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


CCC, Binghamton U. unveil express admissions program

Corning Leader, Corning, NY - 8/03/2016

Officials from Binghamton University and CCC finalized an agreement to launch the "Binghamton Express Program." Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said, "The college is looking forward to working with CCC this fall. This new partnership gives us a chance to help incoming transfer students move smoothly through their major to graduation, working closely with them so they'll be well-positioned when they enroll here, Stenger said. "Community colleges are critical to us because they fill seats that were empty."


Construction continues on Southern Tier High Tech Incubator

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/02/2016

Construction is advancing on the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator Project, which is led by Binghamton University. Plans for the incubator were first announced in 2012, and construction began in 2014. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the building should be complete by March 2017. "That's only about six or seven months away," Stenger noted. "Then occupancy will start to occur in April, and we hope to have it fully finished and fit out by the end of next summer."


Progress made on Binghamton University construction projects

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/29/2016

Progress continues on two major Binghamton University project being built off campus. Portions of several streets around the site of the new B.U. Pharmacy School in Johnson City have been closed to accommodate construction. B.U. President Harvey Stenger was scheduled to tour progress on the $60 million project this week. 


A confusing road to economic aid for Tier

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 07/21/2016

New York's process for distributing economic development money is causing widespread confusion among those who have applied for funds. Members of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council on Thursday peppered the co-chairman of the group and Empire State Development officials with queries. "People thought the URI was a shortcut," said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University president and co-chairman of the council. Far from it. Because they involve larger projects and call for "transformative" plans, the approval process could be extended. Stenger was optimistic that the larger of the two economic development programs will work through its kinks after the initial year.


"Southern Tier Soaring" looks at how to spend region's half billion 

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/29/2016

The Southern Tier Economic Development Council met at B.U. Wednesday to discuss its Upstate Revitalization Initiative victory. But don't expect to see the fruits of the half billion dollar award anytime this year. The region's URI effort is now being branded as Southern Tier Soaring. So far, $50 million worth of projects have been approved including $20 million for the Flex-Tech collaborative center on the Huron campus in Endicott. B.U. President and Council Co-Chair Harvey Stenger said the competition is good for the municipalities. "Those proposals will, I think, help those communities identify what it is that they want to do.  Where are there opportunities?  As I've said in the past, it's the plan, not always the money.  The planning process that this will require the municipalities to go through is going to be great for them," said Stenger.


BU Shabbat Celebration one of the largest in the nation

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 4/15/2016

Roughly 1,800 students gathered to celebrate the Jewish Shabbat 1800 at Binghamton University Friday night. It's one of the largest in the nation and it has been since the tradition started 22 years ago. Students say the event serves to connect the Binghamton University campus. "I came here to spend a good dinner with my friends, to have a good time and to embrace a new culture," said Lucas Santos, student at Binghamton University. Organizers say the success of this event brings students together. "Once they learn about the differences, the differences don't become what's important," said Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University." The differences become enhancements to their friendships." This Shabbat celebration is one of the largest in the nation.


Endicott's new mission: Flexible circuitry

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/06/2016

A legacy process orphaned by IBM-Endicott 20 years ago could make Binghamton University a ground zero for the rapidly developing field of flexible circuits. Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled Wednesday to the Huron campus in Endicott to announce a $20 million award to the university's research into flexible technology. "The concepts and ideas are limitless," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, adding the initial award could produce $75 million in additional research funding for the university during the next five years.


BU Leading Research of Bendable Technology Thanks to Federal, State Cash

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 4/06/2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed a major investment in new technology research at the Huron campus as part of the $500 million the region won in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Binghamton University, which is developing flexible electronics using Corning Inc.'s bendable glass, received $20 million in Department of Defense funding for research and development for projects like this. The state matched funds for the project with another $20 million. The money will be disbursed over a five-year period. The first year of the program is expected to create up to 200 academic and private-sector jobs, according to the governor's office, with the potential for the creation of up to 1,000 new jobs over the five years of the program. "You could imagine making those televisions wrap around a column in the airport; you could imagine making lights that would wrap around a building," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. "Or you could imagine solar cells, photovoltaic cells that could be wrapped around the curvature of a building. The concepts and the ideas are limitless."


Governor Cuomo announces funding for technology research initiative

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 4/06/2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in our area Wednesday to announce funding for a new technology research initiative. Cuomo stopped by the Huron campus in Endicott to discuss details on the Next-Flex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. It's a national initiative that aims to ramp up manufacturing in the U.S. B.U. President Harvey Stenger says the innovations can be used to print chips, LED lighting and sensors onto the material just like printing ink on paper. He says glass specifically has a lot more potential than other materials.


After $500M win, Tier may see aid for airports, Internet, jobs

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/27/2016

Fresh from winning a half-billion dollars in economic development aid over five years, the Southern Tier could get even more help for its airports, broadband Internet infrastructure and job-creation work. Hochul offered congratulations for the region being one of three to win $500 million in economic-development aid spread over five years in the Upstate Revitalization Competition. Next up is actually spending the money. Regional council co-chairman Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University, told reporters after the meeting that the projects specified in the region’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan aren’t being built yet, but could be soon.


$500M later, how the Southern Tier could win more

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/26/2016

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC) met at Binghamton University Tuesday. This was its first meeting since winning $500 million in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) competition in December. "This meeting really was to set the record clear publicly that we have a process of funding all of the projects that were selected through the CFA process last year," said STREDC Co-Chairman Harvey Stenger. "They will be funded at their full amount."


Local businesses can apply for "Hunger Games" money

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/26/2016

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council met for the first time Tuesday since being one of three winners in the state's half billion dollar competition. BU President Harvey Stenger is a co-chair of the council. "There might be $200-300 million still that we're going to be looking for ideas over the next couple of years.  So, there's plenty of time to participate in this. Projects change, the environment changes, needs change, opportunities change.  We didn't want to lock too many in," said Stenger.


URI Plans are Focused Heavily on Binghamton University

Time Warner Cable News, YNN, Binghamton, NY - 1/26/2016

Officials from across the Southern Tier met for the first time since being named the winners of the $500 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined the regional economic development council at Binghamton University to discuss their upcoming projects Tuesday, while highlighting Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address. "We hope to see that when the snow is gone and it's a little warmer out, all of the first-year projects will be underway and groundbreakings will be occurring for those that are manufacturing and constructing," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


Next for Southern Tier: turning victory into jobs

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The state did its job Thursday with the $1.5 billion award, to be paid over five years, under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Five hundred million dollars each will be paid to the Southern Tier, the Finger Lakes and the Central New York regions. In many ways, the Tier region — Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties — probably was the greatest winner of the three. Besides getting its own money, the Tier also borders the two other winning regions. The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, led by Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Tom Tranter, president and CEO of Corning Enterprises, did a fine job of putting together the application. How could anyone argue — it won out of a field of seven regions competing.


Analysis: Economic hope a huge return on $500M investment

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2015

There is hope — this was perhaps the greatest take-away from Thursday's news of the Southern Tier getting a half-billion dollars for economic-development projects in the next five years.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, has repeatedly said simply writing the plan was valuable because it forced the region to pull together and realistically figure out what it has, what it can build on, and what it can do. He repeated that Thursday in the minutes after learning the work won. Even if the region was a runner-up and had to make do with the regular grants known as the Consolidated Funding Application system, it still won, he insisted.


Watch: Full press conference, officials react to $500 million windfall

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2015

Southern Tier officials react to $500 million windfall. 


'A great day': Tier lands $500M 'Hunger Games' prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

Economic development dreams do come true. The Southern Tier was named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday as one of three regions to share in $1.5 billion in state support. The $500 million, distributed in $100 million increments over five years, represents the largest infusion of economic development aid ever granted the Southern Tier. 
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, as important as the money was pulling together a disparate region to figure out how to improve its economy. "You've got to have a good plan," Stenger said afterward. "The money can come from a lot of different directions but then if you don't have a plan you won't really know where to invest it."


BU wins big in $500 million Southern Tier award announcement

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

Southern Tier political and community leaders celebrated the region's $500 million win Thursday during a gathering at Binghamton University. Earlier Thursday, many of those same men and women stood together on Hart Theatre's stage in Albany, as New York State announced the Southern Tier was one of three winners of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition facilitated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). Seven regions were vying for one of the three half a billion dollar awards. "We had a lot of people out there doing the hard work," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said. "Being the face of this thing was fun and exciting. But, I don't want to take any credit away from all the people who worked so hard to make this possible."


Southern Tier is 1 of 3 regions awarded $500 million for economic revitalization

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier has won big in what many are calling the NY "Hunger Games". Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the winners of the Upstate Revitalization Competition Thursday in Albany. The competition awarded 3 out of 7 competing regions around the state $500 million for economic revitalization. "Whether we won $100 million a year for 5 years or if this year we were a CFA top performer and got $40 million or $50 million, it would have just taken a little bit longer. But we had a plan that we could be investing in strategically for the next five or even ten years if we had to," said Stenger.


Early Look at Where the $500 Million is Going

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier won the $500 million from the state as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Of the half-billion dollars, $117 million has already been allotted to 100 projects throughout the Southern Tier. Two projects in Broome County will receive at least two million dollars. Binghamton University is getting $2 million to renovate 48 Corliss Ave in Johnson City. That will be the site of BU's new pharmacy school, which will anchor a new health sciences and technology innovation park.


Big Win for Southern Tier Brings $500 Million to Create Jobs

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier received $500 million as a part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative Awards. Leaders say the historic investment will have a $3 billion impact on the regional economy and create 10,000 new jobs. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger co-chairs the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council and a key player on the proposal team. Stenger said the region will see new jobs as early as this summer.


 WE WON! Tier gets $500M 'Hunger Games' prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier came up a big winners Thursday when it was named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as one of three regions to share in $1.5 billion in state support for economic development.

 The plan the Southern Tier regional council arrived at focuses on a few main thrusts: Help existing manufacturing companies expand or tap new markets, make urban centers more attractive to young people and people starting new companies, enhance tourism and link attractions to one another, and get more out of agriculture, through both processing and distributing staple crops, and taking advantage of craft beverages and the demand for fresh and local food.


Regions prep and hope for 1.5B 'Hunger Games' money

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/23/2015

Seven regions of the state on Monday will submit their final applications to win one of three $500 million awards for economic development. Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said the council process has been successful. With the new application for the $500 million award, the region has come up with key sectors that it can target for job growth – whether or not it wins the money.


Southern Tier deserves to win state's $500M prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/23/2015

Thousands of jobs. Perhaps 10,000 or more. A half-billion dollars for economic development. A diverse, yet focused, strategy aimed at businesses showing the greatest promise. The potential to have an overall economic impact of more than $3.4 billion in the next five years.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Corning Enterprises President Tom Tranter — has put together a strong, well-thought-out plan to spend the $500 million.


BIG SCORE: $1M gift for Binghamton University athletics

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/16/2015

Dr. Bai Lee's legacy of giving will be on display every time somebody looks at the basketball court in the Binghamton University Events Center. Lee, a prominent local gynecologist, will have his name on the basketball playing surface following a donation of $1 million to the university's athletic department. "We just saw a natural connection to athletics with him, his love of sport," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said of Lee. "I know that he has had patients that come from the sports medicine office as referrals. This just was a need that we had. This was something that we were as enthusiastic about as the donor."


Lee's gift a sign of BU's community impact

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/16/2015

Binghamton University announced Wednesday that Dr. Bai Lee donated $1 million to the school's athletic department to renovate and expand the strength and conditioning facilities for the student athletes. Anytime someone is willing to donate $1 million, it's reason to celebrate. It's one thing when the sizable donation comes from a prominent alum as a thank you for four years of a valuable education. But, as BU President Harvey Stenger says, it means as much or more when that donation comes from a member of the community.


"Hunger Games" competitors to make pitch in Albany

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/14/2015

The state's 10 regional councils seeking about $750 million in state aid for hometown projects and battling for a piece of a $1.5 billion competitive fund will make their pitch to state officials next week. The councils will present their plans from Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Thursday, Oct. 22, to a state panel. The state has allocated nearly $3 billion for about 3,100 projects since Gov. Andrew Cuomo established the councils in 2011. The Southern Tier presentation is slated for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  


$500M at stake: How will S. Tier's economic pitch fare?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/07/2015
The Southern Tier is pinning its hopes of landing a half-billion dollars in state economic aid on boosting modern-day manufacturing, getting more out of agriculture and attracting entrepreneurs and tourists -- all considered existing strengths of the eight-county region. Regional Council co-chairman Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University, believes the region's relatively small size will help by creating ripple effects, such as a hotel in Delaware County leading visitors to visit Steuben County for the Corning Museum of Glass museum or wineries. Or how the I-86 corridor from Binghamton through Corning and beyond can become a hub for advanced manufacturing of transportation-control security equipment and software.


Can Southern Tier add 8,500 jobs in five years?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/10/2015

The eight-county Southern Tier is betting on transportation technology, pharmaceuticals and health care, and raising food and getting it to the big East Coast cities to create 8,500 jobs and raise household incomes 20 percent over five years. The Southern Tier will have to compete against the Capital Region, Central New York, the Rochester-centered Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley and the North Country. Three of three regions will get a $500 million award.

What might set the Tier's plan apart is how one project in one end of the region can trigger gains elsewhere, council co-chairman and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said afterward.


WWII vets honored by Hanna at ceremony

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34 - 7/17/2015

With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, U.S. Representative Richard Hanna is thanking local vets for their service. A ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Binghamton University to thank and honor World War II veterans. Also in attendance were Assembly woman Donna Lupardo, Broome County Legislative Chair Jerry Marinich, and B.U. President Harvey Stenger.


BU receives designation for economic development work

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 6/30/2015

Binghamton University has been nationally recognized for its role in local economic development. "Binghamton University continues to be a significant player in the economic development of Binghamton, the Southern Tier and New York state," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said in a statement released by the university on Tuesday.


Binghamton University receives national recognition

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 6/30/2015

Binghamton University has earned a national designation as an "Innovation and Economic Prosperity University." "We're the first university in the State of New York to be designated, and innovated, and economic prosperity and I think that will give us a bit of a advantage when we are in the upstate revitalization competition," Binghamton University President, Dr. Harvey Stenger, said.


Binghamton University Nationally Recognized

Fox 40 News, WICZ.com, Binghamton, NY - 6/30/2015

Binghamton University is one of 18 universities in the country to be named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities recognized BU based on community engagement, entrepreneurship, and innovation. President Harvey Stenger says that this should help give our area an advantage in the Upstate Revitalization Competition.


Binghamton U. Economic Development Efforts Recognized

WNBF - News Radio 1290, Binghamton, NY - 6/29/2015

Binghamton University's efforts to improve the region's economic are being acknowledged by an international research and advocacy organization. Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said about 30 universities have now received the designation from the Washington-based  organizations.


State sets criteria for $1.5 billion prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 5/26/2015

The stakes have never been higher for New York's regional economic teams . . . More than $2 billion in state economic development grants will be distributed by the end of the year. "We have to be better than everyone else," said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University president and co-chairman of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.


Southern Tier Leaders Aim for $500 Million Prize, Upstate Revitalization Initiative

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 5/26/2015

"The projects that we do in year five five years from now we probably haven't even thought of yet. So there will be a process every year where we bring new projects forward and those projects will be evaluated based upon their sustainability, their creation of jobs," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Kathy Hochul hears plan for Southern Tier funding

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 5/26/2015

New York's Lieutenant Governor was in town Tuesday to check in on the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. Kathy Hochul attended the meeting held at Binghamton University this afternoon to hear some preliminary plans that the Southern Tier could propose for funding . . . B.U. President Harvey Stenger says this region's current and historic connection to manufacturing could pave the way for another victory for the Southern Tier.


BU Graduation Brings the (Economic) Boom

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 5/18/2015

After the cheering and screaming came the celebrations. 

This year's Binghamton University commencement brought more than 22,000 guests to the area, injecting up to $2.5 million into the region's economy. And all that extra business kept restaurants on their toes and hotels at capacity. "Probably from here to Owego to Cortland -- it was probably full," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger . . . 


Start-up NY chief promises results for the program

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 5/12/2015

Leaders of New York's economic development brigade told Binghamton to keep the faith that Start-Up NY will eventually reverse upstate's economic decline. During the 40-minute presentation at Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies complex on Tuesday, the executive vice president of Start-Up NY . . .


Harnessing higher-ed's economic power

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/02/2016

If there is one commodity in steady supply in the Southern Tier, it’s college and graduate-school students. The region’s colleges and universities educate more than 60,000 students annually and graduate more than 17,500 students each year. They also employ more than 4,100 faculty members. In 2007, BU opened its Downtown Center housing its College of Community and Public Affairs. Now, it plans a medical-education complex comprising a new pharmacy school and relocated nursing college in Johnson City, a village recovering from the loss of its 20th century anchor industry, shoe maker Endicott Johnson. University President Harvey Stenger, also co-chairman of the region's economic development council, called the emerging medical complex part of a different approach to economic development.The council played up higher education in its development plan and proposal for the one-time Upstate Revitalization Initiative grants package awarded in December. "This is fun, it's exciting to do something that's this transformative, and I think somewhat bold and brave is a good thing for us to do," he said. "I think the university is proud that we're doing something like this to help the community as well as help ourselves."


Southern Tier council puts focus on $500M competition

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/28/2015

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, who serves as a Southern Tier council co-chair, said he expects some projects to overlap in the regional council round five process and the region's bid for $500 million.


Tier regional council discusses proposed $1.5B fund

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

The conversation at the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council meeting on Monday centered on the proposed $1.5 billion upstate economic development competition. But because the proposal needs state legislative approval, most of the discussion — which lasted more than an hour inside Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex — remained general. While specifics still remain sparse, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, a council co-chairman, urged the group to identify key initiatives that will benefit the Southern Tier.


Getting ready to compete for $500 million

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

Building back the Southern Tier with half a billion dollars, that's what the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council wants to do if they win the Upstate Revitalization Fund competition. "We need some ideas, we need some ways of attracting people back here, to want to stay here. That's a hard task, because first of all you don't always know why they left," STREDC co-chairman Harvey Stenger said.


Building a $500 Million Plan for the Southern Tier

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

Monday members heard from someone who has overseen what is known as the Buffalo Billion about the impact that money has had. "Having three hubs in our region of the Binghamton area, Ithaca/Cornell area, and Corning area and then drawing all the way from Sullivan to Steuben Counties, it allows us to bring more to the table than perhaps one urban area that Buffalo had," said Binghamton University President and STREDC Co-Chair Dr. Harvey Stenger.


REDC discusses plan for $500 million competition

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council held a meeting Monday to discuss proposal ideas for the Governor's 500 million dollar regional development contest. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the plan must include an initiative that would drastically improve the Southern Tier's economy.


SUNY schools call for state support

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 3/03/2015

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm expressed what a critical time this is for all SUNY campuses at a news conference Tuesday morning. Both said they hope to develop new academic programs, hire more faculty and plan for the future. A large piece of this planning relies on the extension of the NYSUNY 2020 program. The program is set to end in 2016. 


SUNY Campuses Call for NYSUNY2020 Extension

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 3/30/2015

SUNY Broome and Binghamton University presidents are calling on legislators to extend the NY SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. The program's goal is to provide affordable education on SUNY campuses. BU President Harvey Stenger said, "We are trying to encourage them to put that legislation in place now, rather than waiting until next year, which will be the last year."


SUNY President's Voice Budget Concerns

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 2/10/2015
It's crunch time for SUNY institutions like Binghamton University and SUNY Broome. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher asked for $3 billion from the state during the next five years. But some schools are worried that cash will never appear. One of the pressing priorities for Stenger is acquiring funding for buildings and infrastructure, as well as extending the SUNY 2020 program. "It's been one of the reasons why we've been able to plan effectively at Binghamton University, add over 150 faculty over that five year period, as well as grow our student population," President Harvey Stenger said.


SUNY wants more aid, tuition increases

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 2/10/2015

SUNY leaders on Tuesday requested $3 billion over five years to repair buildings at its 64 campuses and urged the state Legislature to continue a $300-a-year tuition increase. SUNY Binghamton president Harvey Stenger said it can take two years to hire to faculty members and plan for facility improvements.


BU vs. SUNY Broome in Presidents Cup

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/02/2015

It will be a battle of the bearcats and hornets on Thursday night, as SUNY Broome will take on Binghamton University's Ice Hockey Club at the ice center. The Presidents Cup pits the clubs from both schools against one another in a tradition they've had since 1975. "I think the relationship [between the two schools] has been very peaceful and synergistic," said President of Binghamton University, Harvey Stenger. "I think adding a little bit of emotion to it will be helpful." Stenger added that ice hockey is a proud tradition at his University, and representatives are excited to celebrate that tradition with the launch of the Presidents Cup.


SUNY Broome to host Presidents Cup Hockey Game

WNBF-News Radio 1290, Binghamton, NY - 2/02/2015

The hockey teams of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome will face each other this week as they seek to win the new Presidents Cup trophy. The trophy competition was announced by Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger and SUNY Broome president Kevin Drumm.


Hugh Grant to attend Binghamton University screening of 'The Rewrite'

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/30/2015

Coming soon to a screening near you: British actor Hugh Grant and filmmaker Marc Lawrence. Grant, 54, and Lawrence, 55, will visit Binghamton University for a special advance screening of the romantic comedy "The Rewrite," at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater. Having "The Rewrite" set at Binghamton University, Stenger said, gives the area valuable positive exposure. "You're gaining the exposure to about two, three million people that have probably never heard the word Binghamton before," Stenger said.


'The Rewrite,' set at Binghamton University, to get campus 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/29/2015

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger will announce details of the screening at 11 a.m. Friday in the President's Reception Room in the Anderson Center on campus, including tickets, giveaways and "surprise guests.


Southern Tier Regional Economic Council Eyes $500 Million Prize

Fox 40 News, WICZ.com, Binghamton, NY - 1/28/2015

Governor Cuomo's plan to award $500 million in economic development money to three of seven upstate regions has the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council sharpening it's plan to win a half-billion dollar prize. "The $500 million is going to be more of a plan. It's going to be a strategy," said Binghamton University President and STREDC Co-Chair Harvey Stenger.


Southern Tier council puts focus on $500M competition

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/28/2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council met for more than 90 minutes Wednesday, reviewing its progress and discussing new opportunities moving forward. The meeting was also the first for City of Binghamton Mayor Richard David as a council member. "The stakes are so much higher, we've got to come up with a different approach," Stenger said. "The last couple of years, we've put in good effort, but we probably have to put in 20 times as much effort this time."


Southern Tier council to meet at noon; Hochul to attend

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/28/2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council will meet at noon today inside Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex in Vestal. New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is scheduled to attend the meeting. At the local chamber's economic forecast event on Jan. 20, Stenger said the council will need to develop a strategic plan for the competition that involves manufacturing, major industry and builds on the region's strengths, such as BU, Cornell University and Corning Inc.


Binghamton University's climb to success

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/26/2015

The rankings are not surprising to BU President Harvey Stenger, who said the university has done considerable growing up in the past few decades. "It's a great campus, great faculty, great experiences, a great value," Stenger said. "What is unique is how quickly we have come to this level.


 Annual economic forecast for region

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 01/23/2015

Council Co-Chair, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, said with the stakes so high, the region must put maximum effort into submitting a winning bid. "If we can cherry pick some perfect projects that can weave together the Southern Tier around an industrial concept. This has to involve manufacturing and industry. If it doesn't, I don't think it will have a chance of being successful."


Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Talks Economic Forecast

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 01/23/2015
Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger, closed the breakfast stating that the university plans to expand facilities and grow more programs at the graduate level but he also sees a need for a new idea or industry to make jobs become more available in the Southern Tier so the students do not have to look outside the state for work.


Will Binghamton's economy improve in 2015?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/20/2015

Using 2012-13 academic year data, Stenger said BU has a $1 billion economic impact on the region each year. That figure includes $534 million in direct expenditures, such as salaries, benefits and construction, and about $116 million in indirect expenditures, like student and visitor spending.


Binghamton economy forecast for 2015? Expert weighs in

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/20/2015

Stenger said one BU student represents $51,000 in annual economic impact to the area. By adding 3,000 new students, Stenger said, that would represent $153 million in local economic impact each year.


7 regions, 3 winners in Cuomo's upstate aid plan

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/15/2015

Kevin McLaughlin, executive director of the Broome County Industrial Development Agency, attended the announcement in Rochester on Thursday along with Southern Tier regional council co-chairs Harvey Stenger and Tom Tranter.


Cuomo announces Revitalization Competition

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 01/15/2015

Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger were invited to the presentation as the Southern Tier is one of the eligible regions.


Binghamton University names it first pharmacy dean

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/06/2015

"Under the new leadership of Gloria Meredith, we are poised to recruit faculty, develop curriculum, construct a building and move ahead with Binghamton University's first new school since creation of the College of Community and Public Affairs nearly a decade ago," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger in a release.


Binghamton University names founding dean of new pharmacy school

WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/06/2015

"We are making steady progress to launch our new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with support from our legislators, the state and the community, and now, under the leadership of Gloria Meredith, we are poised to recruit faculty, develop curriculum, construct a building and move ahead with Binghamton University's first new school since creation of the College of Community and Public Affairs nearly a decade ago," said Stenger. "We couldn't be more excited to be making this announcement."


Binghamton University names Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences School Founding Dean

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 1/07/2015

"To be the founding dean of a school is a big deal. That's not an easy task to do so (Gloria Meredith) having done it once before, it's going to make it a little bit easier for her to do it this time," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


Regional grants will jump-start key Binghamton projects

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/20/2014

The Southern Tier region's success was due in large part to our local partners, leaders such as REDC co-chairs Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Corning Enterprises CEO Tom Tranter . . . 


Southern Tier Council gets $81M

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

"Three straight years is exciting," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, co-chairman of the Southern Tier council. "I think it has a lot to do with us having a really strong plan from the beginning."


REDC Awards: Southern Tier top performer $80.8 mil

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

"We should be feeling really lucky, as well as proud that we won this year. The extra money will definitely help a lot of the communities in the Southern Tier," said Dr. Harvey Stenger, co-chairman of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, or STREDC.


Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Awarded $81M

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

The Southern Tier is once again a top performer with the Regional Economic Development Council, as the region was awarded nearly $81 million, with several projects sharing in the grant money. 


Southern Tier Council gets $80.8 Million at the REDC Awards

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

Nearly $81 million dollars is making its way to the Southern Tier from Albany . . . "The projects that we had were very good, highly leveraged with private funds, three-to-one matches, four-to-one matches in a lot of projects. And we spread them across almost all the counties pretty well, too," said Binghamton University President and Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Harvey Stenger.


Southern Tier a top performer in REDC awards

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

The Southern Tier region was named a top performer for the third straight year in the state's Regional Economic Development Competition . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is the Southern Tier Council's Co-chair. He gave his his reaction to the good news on his way back from Albany.


 Regional council awards set for next week

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/02/2014

"This started out as a job creation and retention initiative, and for the Southern Tier Region, that is what has been accomplished. We're not done," Stenger said in a statement. "If we are successful in Round 4, we expect to leverage more than $150 million in investments, and create and retain more than 1,500 jobs."


Binghamton University dedicates Center of Excellence building

The Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY - 10/22/2014

"We have provided infrastructure that will catalyze the advancements already being made by our researchers in the areas of microelectronics, data-center energy optimization, battery storage, autonomous solar power, as well as advanced materials and sensors," said Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University, in the school's news release.


Binghamton University dedicates Center of Excellence building

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 10/22/2014

"The focus on energy in these two buildings and the green aspect, the sustainability aspect of the energy research is critical. What's really neat is the building itself, talk about that," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University celebrates opening of Center of Excellence building

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 10/22/2014

"Being designated as a Center of Excellence in a State that has powerhouse universities such as Buffalo, StonyBrook, Cornell etc. It's nice to be in that elite group," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. 


Binghamton University's Center of Excellence Promotes Economic Growth

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/22/2014

Binghamton University's Center for Excellence is a $30 million, 114 thousand square foot building that is home to the university's small scale systems integration and packaging center. "It's our turn to do the research, to start the companies, to develop the technologies that will help the local industries get better, improve and grow back to where they were a few decades ago," says, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University breaks ground on $70M Smart Energy facility

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

The new $70 million, 114,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in 2017 and is a direct result of the NYSUNY 2020 initiative . . . "It certainly is a milestone in the university's history," BU President Harvey Stenger said.


$70 million facility for Binghamton University

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

Research in the building will focus on energy efficient technologies including making solar power economically competitive, reducing and using the thermal energy generated by computers and other electronic devices . . . "We want to continue to be a leader in efficient green, commercially viable alternative energy technologies," said Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University breaks ground on new facility

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said, "Its already a world class university with world class resource folks here. The students benefit, the faculty benefits and the entire Southern Tier."


Groundbreaking held for new Binghamton University tech complex

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

B.U. President Harvey Stenger said the facility will expand the school's research into alternative energy production, harvesting and storage.


Incoming Binghamton University students start year with volunteer work

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

The program evolved from the "Road Map" — a series of initiatives to grow student populations and campus life announced last year by college President Harvey Stenger . . .  Staff with the University's Center for Civic Engagement made connections to different organizations to facilitate the projects.


Binghamton University, police partner to boost with downtown security

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY- 8/22/2014

"We sold the University Plaza and we made a profit on that and we decided that the endowment, a portion of that endowment will go into this program," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Economic development council picks $25M in projects

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/08/2014

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council on Thursday approved its list of 28 priority projects, totaling $25 million . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, co-chairman of the Southern Tier council, said the state could announce the awards as early as October this year . . . 


Stenger speaks about tax-free zones at Binghamton University

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

Five companies that will locate or expand within tax-free zones at Binghamton University are expected to create 83 jobs and invest $2.4 million . . . Advanced Material Analytics and ClickCare are among the first wave of five companies that will locate or expand in tax-free zones at Binghamton University's campus in Vestal . . . "I think we've got a great launch with these five companies," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said at a news conference Monday. "They're in diverse areas, but in areas that we're strong in, from health care to materials to instrumentation to advanced robotics and simulation."


Businesses to start up at Binghamton University

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

The businesses approved are Advanced Material Analytics, Charge CCCV, Innovation Associates, Sonic Blocks, and ClickCare . . . "We're poised to take off but we don't have the resource, the expertise, and the interdisciplinary help that you need to do that," said CEO of ClickCare, Larry Kerr. "So I really strongly believe that the start up NY program with the governor and Binghamton University, as described by Dr. Stenger, is going to be the little boiling chip that makes the water go."


Binghamton University is sponsoring 5 new businesses under START-UP NY

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo's initiative to offer new or expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free in areas on or connected to SUNY campuses. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger explained how beneficial it will be to both the businesses and BU Monday. Stenger said, "these start-ups represent the types of industries that align with the strengths of the university. He stressed that there are many standards businesses have to meet to qualify for the program."


Cuomo's START-UP NY to offer new jobs in Binghamton

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

START-UP NY provides tax-free zones, mostly on SUNY campuses, that allow companies to operate tax-free for 10 years . . . The school expects the handful of companies to invest $2.3 million and create more than 80 news jobs. "To have start-up companies on your campus hiring student interns, maybe by over a year we'll have a couple of dozen of them, but also to tell them, 'this could be you running the company, it could be your idea taking into a start-up suite,'" said Dr. Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University.


5 companies to locate in BU tax-free zones

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 7/26/2014

Five companies expect to create 83 jobs within new tax-free zones at Binghamton University, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to announce Sunday. "These companies represent the types of industries that will be driving our region forward in today's global economy," Binghamton University Harvey Stenger said in a statement from Cuomo's office."


Gov. Cuomo: Five businesses coming to BU

WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced five businesses will be coming to the Binghamton area under his Start-up New York initiative. "These companies represent the types of industries that will be driving our region forward in today's global economy, while creating more than 80 jobs in the Greater Binghamton area right now," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Working to grow the economy in the Southern Tier

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 6/26/2014

In the past two years, the Southern Tier received close to $50 million in state funding for more than 50 projects. "Hopefully we'll have a great plan again this year, great proposals, and we'll be one of the top performers as we have been in the last two years," said co-chairman of STREDC Harvey Stenger.


Southern Tier Council to rank projects vying for $750M in state funding

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 6/26/2014

In upcoming weeks, the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council will rank 179 project proposals vying for a share of $750 million in state funding. "I think we're really going to have a great updated plan," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, one of the regional co-chairs for the council."


$12M grant to fund smart energy research at Binghamton University 

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 6/19/2014

"It's a big win for us and our reputation . . . The financial support is going to be great support, dozens of graduate students, faculty, research time, equipment, materials, expenses. We expect that the technologies can also have practical applications that could develop into patents," said Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University.


Binghamton University wins $1.2 million grant for freshman science-research program

The Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY 6/2/2014

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Binghamton University a five-year, 1.2 million dollar grant to help launch and sustain it freshman-research immersion program. This award will
provide students with a year-long, authentic research experience in sciences and engineering," Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University said. 


Binghamton U. wins $1.2 million science grant

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY 5/31/2014

Binghamton University has won a $1.2 million grant for a new freshman science program. President Harvey Stenger said in a statement, "We appreciate the support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the confidence that it has in Binghamton." 


Binghamton University names new vice president for advancement

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY 5/20/2014

Jim Broschart was named Binghamton University's vice president for advancement, effective July 1. "I am thrilled to welcome an alumnus back to Binghamton to serve in such a critical role for the campus," Binghamton University President said in a statement.


Two Million Dollar STREDC Telemedicine Grant for Rural Health Care

WICZ-TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY 4/17/2014

More than two million dollars is closer to making its way to the Southern Tier to enhance health care in rural areas . . . This money is part of a $5.6 million package approved by Empire State Development . . . "It's a hot area right now. People want to learn more about health system sciences," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University focuses on healthcare research

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY 4/18/2014

Keeping track of patients and their medical needs is a challenge many hospitals face when they discharge patients . . . Binghamton University is hoping to help solve that problem with remote sensors . . . President Stenger says the data received from the sensors could help everyone.


Binghamton University Approved for Start-up NY

NewYorkagConnection.com, Marshfield, WI - 4/16/2014

Empire State Development (ESD), New York State's economic development agency, has approved Binghamton University's application to participate in Start-up NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's innovative . . . "This is an extraordinary opportunity for industry," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said.


Binghamton University Approved for Start-up NY

USAgNet.com, Marshfield, WI - 4/16/2014

Binghamton University's ability to partner with new or expanding companies under the Start-up NY program can begin immediately. Stenger said the University is poised to work with new companies ready to take advantage of the tax-free incentives . . . 


Binghamton approved to participate in Start-Up NY

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/07/2014
"This is an extraordinary opportunity for industry to partner with higher education in order to spur economic growth in New York state," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said . . .

Regional economic council approves $2.1 million in funding for two projects

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/04/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Terrence Kane, assistant vice president for governmental relations at Binghamton University, listen during the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council . . . 


Manufacturing in Broome: Looking Back, Moving Forward

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/27/2014

The 20th century in American history is known for dramatic industrial growth . . . "The students that come out of Binghamton University have a tremendous amount of drive and grit," Binghamton University President Dr. Harvey Stenger said . . . 


Regional Spotlight: Southern Tier

Empire State Development, Albany, NY - 2/26/2014

In the first round, the Southern Tier REDC developed three funds targeted at key regional industries and needs: the Shovel Ready, Community Revitalization and Rural Initiative . . . "Many of these businesses are struggling and we're trying to give them some help," co-chairman of the STREDC, Harvey Stenger, recently stated in an interview.


NYSEG gives grants to Binghamton University for its energy efficient infrastructure

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/26/2014

Binghamton University received close to $1 million in grants thanks to New York State Electric and Gas . . . The grants come from NYSEG's Utility Infrastructure Investment Program, which provides up to $400,000 per project for heavy use customers, like the University . . . 


NYSEG Funds Binghamton University Electric Upgrades

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 2/26/2014

Binghamton University is receiving funding from NYSEG to aid in the completion of two on-campus projects . . . "Expansion is very expensive," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger . . . 


Binghamton University Economic Development Grant

WICZ-TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY - 2/26/2014

NYSEG presented Binghamton University with two $400,000 economic development grants, for campus expansion projects . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said, "the grants will be used for the construction of the University's $30 million Center for Excellence . . . 


NYSEG to give Binghamton University $400K in economic-development grants Wednesday

Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY - 2/25/2014

Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E, will present Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger with two $400,000 economic-development grants at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 . . . 


Checking on the progress of Regional Economic Development grants

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/19/2014

Many of these businesses are struggling and we're trying to give them some help . . . 


Early applications a growing trend for colleges, including Binghamton University 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 2/14/2014

During his Jan. 31 State of the University address, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger introduced a plan to have 20,000 students on campus by 2020.


SUNY doesn't like funding freeze

The Democrat and Chronicle, White Plains, NY - 2/6/2014

SUNY Binghamton President Harvey Stenger praised the inclusion of $10 million for the college's School of Pharmacy, saying the college is ready to move forward with this project.


SUNY Binghamton goal: 20,000 students

The Poughkeepsie Journal, White Plains, NY - 2/1/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has charted a course for the next six years: bolster the ranks of promising students, and keep them here with meaningful experience and research opportunities . . . 


Stenger: Increase Binghamton University student ranks to 20K by 2020

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has charted a course for the next six years: bolster the ranks of promising students, and keep them here with meaningful experience and research opportunities . . .


Binghamton University President: We're driving ahead fast

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the University is either ahead of, or meeting most of its milestones in his second State of the University address . . .  


Binghamton University State of the University

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014 

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger gave his State of the University address today on campus . . . By 2020 Stenger hopes to increase the student population to 20,000.


Binghamton University looks to expand enrollment

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University is aiming to grow its enrollment to 20,000 students in the next six years . . . The University released a statement Thursday saying President Harvey Stenger will outline plans to increase enrollment of undergraduate students to 14,000 . . .


Stenger to detail Binghamton University visions with Friday's address

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger will detail a plan Friday to grow the university's enrollment to 20,000 students by the year 2020 . . . 


Three Incubators Work Together

NBCNews.com, New York, NY - 1/28/2014

In the coming years, there will be three major incubators in our region . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says its possible that startups from Ithaca or Corning could be located in Binghamton . . . 


Binghamton University's planned pharmacy school to get $10M in proposed state budget

The Central New York Business Journal, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 1/21/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest state-budget proposal includes $10 million for Binghamton University's upcoming school of Pharmaceutical Sciences . . . 


Binghamton University set to get $10M for pharmacy school

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce the initial $10 million in funding for a pharmacy school at Binghamton University in his budget presentation on Tuesday . . .


Binghamton University: Funding for new pharmacy program
WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger says the new program and building will fill a void for the campus community . . . 


Ten Million for New Binghamton University Pharmacy School

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

In his State Budget Address Tuesday, Government Cuomo will allocate 10 million dollars to begin developing Binghamton University's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy . . .


Binghamton University Pharmaceutical School Update

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

Binghamton University's plan of having a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy is becoming a reality . . . 


Binghamton University unveils signs at Vestal campus entrance

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

A premier university deserves a premier sign out front, so everyone in the community knows where the school is located, according to official at Binghamton University . . .


Binghamton University Considers Start-Up NY

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 1/17/2014

Binghamton University is looking at possibly allowing some new companies to temporarily use space on its campus as part of the initiative . . . 


Winning the competition is only one part of the economic development process

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/16/2014

Leaders of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council said Thursday, the council has to carefully watch over the projects it has funded . . .


Starting 2014 for STREDC

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/16/2014

The Regional Economic Development Council has, once again, awarded one of it's largest grants to the Southern Tier Region . . . 


First Regional Economic Development Council Meeting of 2014

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 1/16/2014 

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council held its first meeting of 2014, this afternoon at Binghamton University . . . 


REDC talks Projects Awards and future

YNN, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 1/16/2014

After taking home big money at the Regional Economic Development Awards in December, the people who worked hard to win $81.9 million for eight counties met Thursday . . .


Cuomo scholarship plan excites students

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/10/2014

By offering full scholarships to students in STEM, Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said, "he would expect more competition and some of the state's brightest talent choosing public universities." . . .


Reaction to Cuomo's Education Proposal

WICZ-TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY - 1/09/2014

...state and go somewhere else," said Dr. Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University. But other initiatives, such as statewide pre-K and a $2 . . . 


 Southern Tier leaders react to Cuomo's State of the State address 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/08/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger: "Gov. Andrew Cuomo's vision in 2011 to establish SUNY2020 as an incubator of academic excellence . . .


 Hundreds of Binghamton University students get their degrees

WBNG-TV - Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 12/16/2013

. . . first to graduate from college, so they're excited." Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger kicked off the ceremony at 12 pm Sunday.


 Binghamton University awards 700 diplomas at fall commencement

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/16/2013

As Harvey Stenger ushered the Class of 2013 out of Binghamton University and into the real world Sunday, he reminded them to look fondly on the past . . .


 Binghamton University sends off students at fall commencement

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/16/2013

More than 400 students participated in the Binghamton University fall commencement ceremony on Sunday . . .


 Opportunities, roadblocks on the path to START UP

Times Union Blogs, Albany, NY - 12/12/2013

. . . including are a cybersecurity firm that s considering a move from Boston to SUNY Binghamton, said Harvey Stenger, president of that campus. He said . . . 


Interest in tax-free plan said to be high

Times Union, Albany, NY - 12/12/2013
. . . are farther along: Joining Zimpher at Wednesday's hearing was SUNY Binghamton campus President Harvey Stenger, who said a Boston-based cybersecurity . . .


Tier Economic Development Council receives nearly $82 million

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2013

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, who is co-chair of the Southern Tier council, was delighted by the news . . .


Southern Tier receives $81.9 million in REDC awards

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2013

For the second year in a row, the Southern Tier has been named a top performer in economic development . . .


Southern Tier Receives $81.9 Million in Regional Economic Development Council Awards

Fox 40 WICZ TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2013
. . . public/private partnership between Cornell University, Corning Inc., and Binghamton University, called the Southern Tier innovation Hot Spot. The Hot . . .


Regional Economic Development Council Secures $82 Million

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2013

The Southern Tier region has been awarded about $82 million of New York State economic development funds . . .


$81.9 million goes to Southern Tier

YNN, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 12/11/2013
. . . just neighbors geographically are now partners, said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University President. While the region's plan focuses on rebuilding . . . 


Area economic development officials cite 'good track record'

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/08/2013
"We've had about 95 projects over the last two years" said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University president and co-chair of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council . 


Regional Economic Awards to be Announced

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/04/2013

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says 98 percent of Southern Tier projects from the first two years of the regional council program are currently under contract . . .


Alumni return to hear of progress at Binghamton U.

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/12/2013

Alex Huppe never misses a chance to return to Binghamton University, where he walked away in 1969 with an English degree . . .


Binghamton University to celebrate Homecoming 2013

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/09/2013

Homecoming 2013, sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association, will take place Friday to Sunday, Oct. 11-13, on campus . . .


Binghamton U building earns a platinum green building rating

Green Right Now, United States - 10/01/2013

. . . a platinum green building rating From Green Right Now Reports Binghamton University s new Engineering and Science Building has received the top . . .


Binghamton U. forging ahead with pharmacy school plan

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/01/2013

Binghamton University is moving forward with a pharmacy school that could open as soon as fall 2017 if all goes according to plan . . .


Binghamton University LEED Designation

WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 09/25/2013

Binghamton University has been honored for its efforts to go green. It has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification for its energy efficient Engineering and Science Building. That designation is the highest given by the United States Green Building Council.


Binghamton University building earns LEED Platinum status

The Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY - 09/25/2013

Binghamton University's Engineering and Science Building has received LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building certification program.


Economic Development Council Decides on Hot Spot

WICZ TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY - 09/09/2013

The Southern Tier Economic Development Council designated it's official innovation hot spot Tuesday. Co-chair and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says the state requested all 10 regions come up with a physical location where funding would go to develop ideas, bring entrepreneurs together and create start-up companies.


Growing the region's economy

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 09/10/2013

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council met to discuss projects it will present to the state for funding. How much they will receive still remains in question. More than 160 proposals were discussed. The council voted and narrowed the number down to 29 projects that cover eight counties in the region. Those selected projects totaled more than $40 million.


Binghamton U. broadens affirmative action office

Pipe Dream (Binghamton University), Binghamton, NY - 09/08/2013

On Aug. 26, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger announced that the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion would be replacing the Affirmative Action Office. Valerie Hampton, former director of the Affirmative Action Office and chief diversity officer for the new office, explained that the goal of the change was to foster greater diversity on campus rather than just address discrimination.

Letter: BU appreciates understanding during Obama visit

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 08/30/2013

The Aug. 24 visit by President Barack Obama to the Binghamton University campus brought positive, national attention to Greater Binghamton.


A Look Back
WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 08/26/2013

A Look Back We begin with a look back at the greatest day in Binghamton University's history. We begin with a look back at the greatest day in...


President Obama hosts town hall event at Binghamton University
YNN, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 08/23/2013

President Obama hosts town hall event at Binghamton University By: Web Staff After addressing the rising cost of higher education...


Harvey Stenger Reacts To Obama Speech
WIVT/WBGH-TV,  NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 08/23/2013

Harvey Stenger Reacts To Obama Speech Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and his wife personally greeted President Obama when he...


BU confirms President Obama will visit university
WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - Binghamton 08/21/2013

President Barack Obama will stop at the Binghamton University campus during his local visit Friday, Aug. 23. Vestal.


Obama Stopping at BU On Friday

WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34 – 08/19/2013

President Harvey Stenger says he's not surprised his school was chosen. Harvey Stenger says, "We're doing great stuff here..."


N.Y.'s nanotech moves up the Thruway: Can it thrive?

The Journal News, White Plains, NY – 08/17/2013

For years, state officials have wanted to replicate the success of the nanotechnology research and manufacturing in Albany along the state Thruway. Now they're starting to see significant progress.


Stenger honored to have Obama visit

Inside Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the fact that President Barack Obama is visiting Binghamton is unexpected, but not a surprise. "We are a quality, high-value institution with achievement-oriented students and successful graduates, so when people ask me am I surprised the President of the United States wants to visit our campus? The answer is no! Was this entire visit unexpected? The answer is yes!" 


Binghamton University prepares for President Obama

YNN, Syracuse/Oswego/Auburn, NY – 08/16/2013

The White House has officially released a location for President Barack Obama's visit to Binghamton.


B.U. Confirms Obama Visit

WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

...Marketing has released the following advisory: President Barack Obama will visit Binghamton University Friday, Aug. 23, as part of an upstate... 


Buffalo, Binghamton universities "thrilled" for president's visit

Democrat and Chronicle Blog (AP) – 08/16/2013

Binghamton University said it's thrilled that President Obama will visit the... 


BU confirms President Obama will visit campus

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013 

President Barack Obama will visit the Binghamton University campus during his Binghamton visit Friday August 23.


BU Housing Completion Celebration

WICZ TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

With just a week before students return to Binghamton University, the school officially completed its new 1-million-square-foot housing project...


Binghamton University Finishing Dorms

WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

It was a big day at B.U. Thursday with the official opening of the new Dickinson Community... 


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