SUNY Briefs – 02/10/2012


Six SUNY schools were mentioned in Princeton University’s annual “Best Value Colleges” list.

The six schools were SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook, Oswego State, SUNY Geneseo and SUNY New Paltz. Binghamton was the highest-ranked public SUNY school, placing fourth on the list, for what Princeton called “top-tier academics and palatable sticker price.”

The current average SUNY tuition is $5,270, and is set to increase over the next five years.


New Paltz

A SUNY New Paltz student was arrested early Tuesday morning for kidnapping and assault charges.

Isaac Doughty, 18, was detained by police on charges of second-degree kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and second-degree assault, all felonies, after he threatened to harm himself with a Japanese kitana sword, and took several students in his residence hall hostage. Doughty was asked by the local police to come out of the dorm alone, but he refused, and the police were forced to use a taser gun and pepper spray to subdue him.

Doughty was taken to a local hospital and then sent to Ulster County Jail with bail set at $25,000. Police believe Doughty was under the influence of an unknown hallucinogen.



SUNY Canton reported on Monday that they have broken their own record for applications for the fall semester.

Canton has received approximately 3,600 applications for the fall, breaking its previous record of 2,600, set in 2011. Canton president Joseph Kennedy said about 1,400 of the applicants have been accepted as opposed to 991 at the same time in 2011. He said he hopes this will help the school increase selectivity in students to create stronger academic classes.



Hundreds of SUNY Maritime students and more than 150 representatives from the international shipping community attended the school’s seventh annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping event at the campus at Throgg’s Neck in Bronx, N.Y.

The event, which has been held every Groundhog’s Day since 2006, offered a variety of presentations designed to educate the shipping industry and Maritime students about the future of shipping. They covered areas such as shipping law, new technologies and legislative reform.



“Doors to Success,” SUNY Fredonia’s large-scale fundraising campaign, announced Tuesday that they have raised over $16.7 million since launching in 2008.

This figure was $2 million over the school’s original monetary goal, and the funds will be divided up into specified areas of need. This includes $7.5 million for scholarships, $2.5 million for educational enrichment programming, $2.5 million for academic programs, athletics and the school’s library, $1.5 million for cultural experiences and $1 million for any other priorities that may come up in the future. These donations were allotted according to requests by the respective departments.

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