SUNY campuses work to attract students as enrollment dips

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Enrollment continues to decline at State University of New York campuses amid the ongoing pandemic.  Since 2010, the SUNY system has seen enrollment shrink by roughly 20%. Jim Malatras, the Chancellor of the State University of New York, said it has been a challenge over the past decade.  SUNY: 99.5% of … Read more

La Salle Institute welcomes 1st coed class in history

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The private, catholic, traditionally all-boys La Salle Institute enrolled female students for the first time since its founding in 1850. Its inaugural year as a coeducational school also boasted a significant enrollment increase among the incoming class, which is reportedly the third-largest since 2001. La Salle Institute to go coed in … Read more

Vermont students return to class amind debate over masks and mandates

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) — State officials outlined the current COVID guidance and recommendations for schools on Tuesday, but some lawmakers are calling on Gov. Phil Scott to consider additional safety measures. Most Americans support school mask, vaccine mandates, poll finds The Vermont Agency of Education’s current guidance, released earlier this month, includes the recommendation that … Read more

Area colleges prepare for fall semester

ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — College move-in day is right around the corner. Aside from books and backpacks, vaccination cards are the new essentials for students to carry around. “We’re very excited to welcome back and return to them as a normal experience as they can,” says UAlbany COVID-19 Safety Officer Kevin Wilcox. Tracking COVID … Read more

Valedictorian, 15, graduates from high school 1 month after earning college degree

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Voca Ford is 15 years old, and she just graduated from high school one month after she graduated from college. New vaccine initiative gives 12- to 17-year-olds a chance to win full SUNY or CUNY scholarship “Started high school when I was 11 and turned 12 shortly after,” said Voca, … Read more

Cambridge yearbooks recalled after student praises Hitler

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Yearbooks at Cambridge Junior-Senior School had to be pulled after one senior listed “Mein Kampf” as their favorite book. Holocaust survivors bring their stories to social media to fight anti-Semitism “Mein Kampf” is a manifesto penned by Adolf Hitler in 1925. It describes his rise to power and promotes Nazism. Cambridge … Read more

Empire State Weekly Mask & Social Distancing Requirements Loosened and School Budget Votes Recap

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) —New York has taken two major steps in moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic – adopting the CDC’s guidance on masks, and loosening many restrictions. The moves both came on the same day Wednesday, a welcome sight for people across the state who’ve been hoping for some good news, as we move … Read more

Doane Stuart School goes green with new rooftop mushroom farm installation

RENSSELAER N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Doane Stuart School hosted Avery Stempel from Collar City Mushrooms who worked with the early childhood, kindergarten, and first grade classes to install a mushroom “farm” on the school’s green roof Tuesday morning. New York State reports overall recycling rate of 90% The garden project was reportedly funded by a … Read more