Politics

New York state changes law regarding rape to support survivors

New legislation will redefine rape statutes in the state of New York, thus providing further recognition and justice for survivors of sexual assault under the law. On April 27, 2021, Speaker Carl...


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo expands SNAP food initiative

On Oct. 16, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) had been expanded to nearly 75,000 low-income college students. SNAP supplements the food budget of...


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Sen. Schumer discusses student loan debt cancellation with students

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is working to get President Joe Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt. In a conference phone call on Thursday with a variety of New...


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Claudia Tenney wins NY-22 election

After months of uncertainty, the winner of the NY-22 congressional election has been decided. The race was one of the closest elections the country witnessed from Nov. 2020. On Feb. 5, Justice...


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Center for Civic Engagement publishes post-election dialogue guidelines

With politics being a primary topic of conversation following the recent election, political organizations on campus are attempting to stay mindful of how discussions are conducted. The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE),...


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Trump administration seeks new restrictions on international students

Throughout his presidency, President Donald Trump’s administration has repeatedly tried to implement policies that would hinder international students’ ability to enter the United States and pursue a degree. A new policy proposal...


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Current student, alumnus seek local office

As Election Day draws near, students and recent alumni of Binghamton University may recognize a couple of the names on the Broome County ballot. 29-year-old Republican candidate Karl Bernhardsen, ‘14, is running...


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Polling locations for BU students

Polls for the Nov. 3 general election will open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Below are the polling locations in areas commonly populated by students. To find out which...


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Candidates for NY-22 go head-to-head in televised debate

With election day almost a week away, Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, Republican former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney and Libertarian Keith Price, candidates for New York’s 22nd congressional district, went head-to-head...


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Center for Civic Engagement encourages early voting to avoid crowds, expands voter engagement services

With less than two weeks before Election Day, Binghamton University students must decide whether to vote in person or to vote early and ensure their personal safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific...