Campus News

TEDxBinghamtonUniversity selects student speakers

By Alexandra Mackof -

At this year’s TEDxBinghamtonUniversity event, two students will take the stage to tell attendees why they should embrace virtual reality technology. Sophomores Kyrin Pollock and Matthew Gill will be speaking together about Enhance VR, their virtual reality start-up that is...

BU allots $600K to increase funding for graduate school stipends

By Pelle Waldron -

Binghamton University recently announced that it will be allocating an additional $600,000 to graduate student stipends beginning in Fall 2016. Graduate students who serve as teaching assistants for professors already receive some compensation, but BU has ranked below the 50th...

Mother and son team up to create educational apps for kids

By Pelle Waldron -

When he was growing up, Keith Gardner wanted to create mobile apps. Now, he has 30 available on the App Store. Gardner, a senior majoring in computer science, and his mother, Anne, have teamed up to create mobile apps for...

Binghamton University athletics department receives $1M donation

By E.Jay Zarett and Alexandra Mackof -

On Wednesday afternoon, the Binghamton University athletics department announced that it had received the largest gift in BU athletics history. Dr. Bai Lee, a local physician and member of the Binghamton University Foundation Board of Directors, will donate a total...

U.S. Congressman describes road from BU to D.C.

By Carla Sinclair -

Notable Binghamton University alumni have pursued careers in as many fields as there are potholes on Riverside Drive. Only one, however, has gone on to represent the Americans in Congress. Brooklyn native Hakeem Jeffries graduated from Binghamton University in 1992...

Old Digman Hall to reopen as housing for freshmen in Fall 2016

By Michelle Kraidman -

Coming fall 2016, Old Digman Hall will reopen with all-new renovations for an all-new class of Bearcats. Although the buildings in the retired Dickinson Community are now mostly used for classes, Residential Life (ResLife) hopes to open up Old Digman...

In fight over oil, corporations battle with communities for water rights

By David Zeiger and Pelle Waldron -

While filling up their car at the gas pump, most people don’t think twice about where it comes from. George Caffentzis, a retired philosophy professor from the University of Southern Maine, was invited to speak by the Binghamton University sociology...