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St. Francis again ranked a top regional college

As St. Francis College students settled in to their new routines for the fall 2014 semester, they heard some good news about their school. U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked St. Francis in Brooklyn Heights as a Top Regional College in the North. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton grad wins scholarship from Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald may have helped launched the career of a future Broadway star. … Full Article

Brooklyn students win Fulbrights, headed for Bulgaria and Peru

Two Brooklyn natives – Melody Mills, who attended Midwood High School and Mariya Tuchinskaya, from Brooklyn Tech High School – have received prestigious Fulbright scholarships. … Full Article

McCall reappointed as chairman of SUNY

The State University of New York announced on Tuesday that H. Carl McCall has been reappointed as trustee and chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Additionally, SUNY announced the appointment of Lawrence Waldman and the reappointment of Eric Corngold as trustee. … Full Article

Schumer pushing student loan debt refinancing

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing a plan in the Senate that would allow undergraduate borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at today's lower rates. The New York senator is scheduled to outline the proposal at Hofstra University on Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn College grads grab Emmys

A trio of talented news hounds left Brooklyn for the bright lights of Hollywood to pick up Emmys they won for a college newscast they produced and got a golden opportunity to meet with leaders of the broadcast news industry during a whirlwind stay in Tinseltown last month. … Full Article

Brooklyn College faculty breaks with CUNY: votes to retake control of curriculum

The full-time faculty at Brooklyn College passed a resolution on Wednesday to “retake control of curriculum decision making” and demand that the Brooklyn College and CUNY administrations “respect the faculty’s historic role in designing courses,” programs and degree requirements. … Full Article

Italian-American pols offer college scholarships

College-bound high school students are being urged by Brooklyn state legislators to apply for college scholarships being offered by a group of lawmakers. … Full Article

Brooklyn students receive SUNY honors

Eight Brooklyn residents were among more than 300 honored by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Wednesday with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and awards from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society. The students attend SUNY campuses throughout the state.   … Full Article

St. Francis bio students earn top scores in online competitions

When is a game not just a game? St. Francis College students are finding out that it’s when winning could lead to amazing medical breakthroughs.
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