Valerie Puma

News Intern

Vpuma1@binghamton.edu

39 Articles


Campus News

Binghamton University sees decrease in first-year applications

For the 2019-20 academic year, Binghamton University is seeing a decline in the number of incoming applications. For the 2015-16 academic year, applications numbered at 30,615, for 2016-17, at 32,105 and, for...


Community

Town-Gown Advisory Board meets for second time this year, but lacks details on proposal progress

Coming together for the second Town-Gown Advisory Board (TGAB) meeting of the year, city officials, community members, professors and students were met with a presentation on Binghamton University’s plans to revitalize areas...


Campus News

New student group aims to expedite charity work through apps

Although there are dozens of organizations at Binghamton University that focus on community service and fundraising, it was not until the club Charity in the 21st Century began last month that students...


Sex Issue 2019

Sugar dating increases among college students

Looking at the average student loan debt for more than 30 seconds might send students spiraling into self-doubt regarding how they could possibly afford college. Some might begin entertaining the idea of...


Campus News

Panel discusses incarceration, prison reform in the United States

According to the World Prison Brief, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, a statistic that students and faculty discussed on Thursday in the Mandela Room. The talk,...


Campus News

OCCT considers charging students who vomit on blue buses

Binghamton University’s Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) may begin charging students for vomiting on the blue buses starting next academic year. According to Glenell Jaquez, public relations coordinator for OCCT and a...


Campus News

Human rights rally aims to open discussion on international issues

To celebrate Universal Human Rights Month this December, resident assistants in Newing College held a human rights rally on Thursday in Broome Hall. The RAs, along with representatives from Binghamton University’s Campus...


Campus News

Faculty members voice concerns about Binghamton University's fiscal challenges

Almost a month after Binghamton University’s administration announced the school was facing financial issues, faculty members discussed the University’s current budgetary situation at a Faculty Senate meeting on Tuesday. Faculty members gathered...


Campus News

University Union renovations to begin next summer

With a rising student population at Binghamton University, seating options throughout the University Union have become sparse. To address this issue, BU’s Physical Facilities and Union staff are planning renovations to the...


Campus News

Human Rights Institute forms reading group to discuss recent research

Gathered at the Human Rights Institute (HRI), Binghamton University faculty members gathered for their monthly reading group meeting to discuss race in the history of international human rights and humanitarian law. The...