Community

In modern fundraising, social media plays key role

By Alexis Hatcher -

Speakers came to Binghamton University to discuss a 100-million dollar idea: the Ice Bucket Challenge. A panel composed of both faculty and students met on Wednesday evening to discuss the effect of the viral fundraising campaign on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

Governor Cuomo announces SUNY-wide changes to combat sexual assault

By Nicolas Vega -

From 2010 to 2013, Binghamton University saw 15 forcible sexual assaults on its campus, with a high of six occurring in 2011 and two occurring last year. However, Dean of Students April Thompson said that the University has been taking...

Residential communities compete to register voters

By Michelle Kraidman -

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) held its second campus-wide voter registration contest from Oct. 2 to Oct. 10. Residential communities competed to see who could register the most voters — including absentee ballots — with the top two communities...

Campus partners with national campaign to ‘paint town purple’

By Alana Epstein -

Throughout October, Binghamton University is participating in a national campaign to raise awareness of and help prevent domestic violence. Bonnie Hanna, a University Police Department (UPD) officer, said that reports of domestic violence at BU and in the surrounding area...

Student body gets taste of volunteer options

By Garrett Shor -

Those in attendance included SUNY Kids, Citizen Action of New York, the Broome County Department of Social Services, the Broome County Community Emergency Response Team and BU Acres Farm.

Politicians, educators break ground on Binghamton High Tech Incubator

By Joseph Hawthorne -

United States Sen. Charles Schumer, among dozens of politicians and other guests, presided over the start of construction on the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator, a facility that will partner private companies with nearby colleges and universities.

OCCT changes schedule to shorten wait times

By Joseph Hawthorne -

While the new inbound-outbound structure will remain the same, according to Student Association President Alex Liu, West Side and DCR buses will be allocated five extra minutes to address the realities of the routes on which they run.

Johnson City pharmacy school set to open in 2018

By Nicolas Vega -

According to Stenger, the school will be integrated into the University’s START-UP NY framework and will pursue solutions for global health problems while continuing to support local, regional and statewide economic growth.