President in the News

Tier Council pitches best projects to state

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 11/01/2016

A proposal to fund equipment for a future Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies facility was a highlight of business projects the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council announced Tuesday to Empire State Development. Harvey Stenger and Tom Tranter, co-chairs of the STREDC, led the council in proposing ideas to the state assessment team. The pharmaceutical technology project was one of the strongest proposals, said Stenger, who also is president of Binghamton University.


Southern Tier economics brought up in the state capitol

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 11/01/2016

The economy of the Southern Tier took center stage during a two-day statewide meeting in Albany. The meeting began on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday, as each region of the state present progress reports to state officials and outside academic development experts. Leaders from the state spoke about the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator Project. I think our student have a great experience both in Ithaca and Binghamton," President Stenger said in Albany Tuesday. "We graduate 17,000 students every year. There's not 17,000 new jobs every year, but there's a a couple thousand. And, we're hoping that many of them will come back."


Southern Tier Priority Economic Development Projects Pitched to State Officials for Funding

MyTwinTiers.com, Binghamton, NY - 11/01/2016

Tuesday marked the sixth round of New York State's Economic Development Council presentations. Ten regions, including the Southern Tier are competing for up to 25 million dollars in grand funding. Since 2011, the Southern Tier's been awarded nearly $420-million in grants for nearly 400 projects, but Binghamton University President and Council Co-Chair Harvey Stenger says there's still plenty of work left to do. Steiger said, "We've listed 12 priority projects, most of them have very strong leveraging, usually five private dollars to one public dollar."


Binghamton University President Says School is Poised for More Growth

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 9/16/2016

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says the University is poised for more growth in the coming years. Steiger updated the BU Council on the State of the University, Friday. He says, "while the University plans to keep the undergraduate population steady at around 13,500 students, they're focused on adding new graduate programs."


Southern Tier council seeks $25M for projects

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/16/2016

After winning one of the three big prizes in New York's competitive economic development competition last year, the Southern Tier is trying to maintain the momentum by proposing a string of new projects aimed at continuing a revitalization movement in the economically beleaguered region. "Twenty-one projects are on the funding list for $25 million," said Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairman and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. 


BU rises in U.S. News & World Report college rankings

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/13/2016

Binghamton University made the U.S. News and World Report's Best National University list again, moving up three spots from last year to No. 86. The college also made two other U.S. News lists, ranking as the 133rd best undergraduate business school and 53rd best school for veterans. BU is the highest-ranked SUNY school.


Stenger talks Binghamton University accomplishments in annual address

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 9/12/2016

Binghamton University is touting its recent accomplishments while setting out a strategy for handling future challenges. B.U. President Harvey Stenger gave his annual State of the University address in the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater. Stenger says, "the school has grown significantly over the past 4 years, with 15 percent more students, 15 percent more staff, 15 percent more building space on campus and 30 percent more faculty."


Annual State of BU Address Emphasizes Innovation and Collaboration

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 9/8/2016

Leaders say Binghamton University's future will be innovative and collaborative. In his annual State of the University address, President Harvey Stenger says, "This mindset will keep the school moving forward and increase enrollment." Thursday, he stressed the "yet-to-be-built nursing and pharmacy schools." He says, "those graduate programs will help reach his goal of 20,000 students at BU by 2020."


STATE of BU: Stenger touts growth, improvements

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/8/2016

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger set his sights Thursday on continued growth among students and faculty, as well as moving full steam ahead on expanding the University's academic offerings. During a State of the University Address Thursday, at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater at the BU campus, in Vestal, Stenger said, "a theme of collaboration will help pave the way for success in the years to come."


BU welcomes students to campus

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/22/2016

Students are settling into the Binghamton University campus before classes start Thursday. More than 2,500 freshman gathered on campus after moving in Sunday. They formed a giant "B" to celebrate the new year. The class of 2020 is already a prominent one, with students coming from across the state and country. More than 700 international students are also joining the class. "I think we continue to rise in popularity because of the rankings that we've achieved." President Stenger said. 


ELITE CLASS: BU freshmen a select group

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/22/2016

A record 32,106 prospective freshmen applied to Binghamton University for admission in the fall semester, beating last year's record of 30,615 applications. An elite 2,620 of those applicants will begin class on Thursday, along with 1,060 transfer students and 1,196 new graduate students. In all, the student body this year contains about 17,200 students. "There are probably more than a million high school students who apply to college every year, to get 32,000 of them is a small percentage of the possibilities of getting students to apply, but 32,000 is a large number." BU President Harvey Stenger, said. "It's probably one of the largest in the state or even in the private universities."


BU Freshman Move-In Starts a Day Earlier

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 8/21/2016

After years of moving in during the week, administrators and staff decided to come up with a new plan. They moved the first day to the weekend. "In the past, we've moved our students in on a Thursday," Stenger said. "Then parents have to take the day off. We've got the parking lots full with employee that are here. To move it to Sunday, everything made more sense."


AREA ECONOMY: Signs of hope, says NY Federal Reserve

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/18/2016

"Binghamton's regional economy may finally be poised for a turnaround after suffering one of the worst downturns in the nation, said regional economists for the New York Federal Reserve Bank. An extended decline in jobs appears to have ended, and the region is showing some resilience," the economists said on Thursday. New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley and his staff paid a two-day visit to Binghamton last month, meeting with local business and Binghamton University representatives. Dudley said, "Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is taking a strategic approach to the campus partnership with the private sector, trying to tap industries, such as pharmaceuticals, to create jobs with higher than average wages."


Binghamton University celebrates 10 years of downtown center

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/04/2016

Binghamton University is celebrating its decade-long downtown presence. A ceremony was held recently to mark the 10th Anniversary of BU's College of Community and Public Affairs. The event included light refreshments and remarks from BU President Harvey Stenger and Binghamton Mayor Rich David.


CCC and SUNY Binghamton Launch Joint Admissions Program

My Twin Tiers.com, Binghamton, NY - 8/03/2016

Officials from Corning Community College and Binghamton University are starting a program that will allow Corning students to be automatically accepted into Binghamton after one or two years. We spoke with officials to get their opinions on the upcoming partnership. "For Binghamton, as I've said before, it will bring transfer students who are really well prepared both academically and socially because there are some social interactions between the Corning students in the program and the full-time students at Binghamton University as well," says Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


CCC, Binghamton U. unveil express admissions program

Corning Leader, Corning, NY - 8/03/2016

Officials from Binghamton University and CCC finalized an agreement to launch the "Binghamton Express Program." Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said, "The college is looking forward to working with CCC this fall. This new partnership gives us a chance to help incoming transfer students move smoothly through their major to graduation, working closely with them so they'll be well-positioned when they enroll here, Stenger said. "Community colleges are critical to us because they fill seats that were empty."


Construction continues on Southern Tier High Tech Incubator

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/02/2016

Construction is advancing on the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator Project, which is led by Binghamton University. Plans for the incubator were first announced in 2012, and construction began in 2014. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the building should be complete by March 2017. "That's only about six or seven months away," Stenger noted. "Then occupancy will start to occur in April, and we hope to have it fully finished and fit out by the end of next summer."


Progress made on Binghamton University construction projects

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/29/2016

Progress continues on two major Binghamton University project being built off campus. Portions of several streets around the site of the new B.U. Pharmacy School in Johnson City have been closed to accommodate construction. B.U. President Harvey Stenger was scheduled to tour progress on the $60 million project this week. 


A confusing road to economic aid for Tier

Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 07/21/2016

New York's process for distributing economic development money is causing widespread confusion among those who have applied for funds. Members of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council on Thursday peppered the co-chairman of the group and Empire State Development officials with queries. "People thought the URI was a shortcut," said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University president and co-chairman of the council. Far from it. Because they involve larger projects and call for "transformative" plans, the approval process could be extended. Stenger was optimistic that the larger of the two economic development programs will work through its kinks after the initial year.


"Southern Tier Soaring" looks at how to spend region's half billion 

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/29/2016

The Southern Tier Economic Development Council met at B.U. Wednesday to discuss its Upstate Revitalization Initiative victory. But don't expect to see the fruits of the half billion dollar award anytime this year. The region's URI effort is now being branded as Southern Tier Soaring. So far, $50 million worth of projects have been approved including $20 million for the Flex-Tech collaborative center on the Huron campus in Endicott. B.U. President and Council Co-Chair Harvey Stenger said the competition is good for the municipalities. "Those proposals will, I think, help those communities identify what it is that they want to do.  Where are there opportunities?  As I've said in the past, it's the plan, not always the money.  The planning process that this will require the municipalities to go through is going to be great for them," said Stenger.


TRAIL BLAZING: $16M pedestrian route would link BU, downtown

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/30/2016

A proposed Route 434 Greenway, a 2.5 mile pedestrian and bicycle trail linking downtown Binghamton to Binghamton University's main campus in Vestal, is moving closer to becoming a reality following the Southern Tier's $500 million win in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative late last year.  Binghamton University President and Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) co-chair Harvey Stenger said it is "near the top of the REDC's list for seeking approval from (the Empire State Development Corporation), which is the last step in securing funding." Stenger said it is becoming increasingly clear that having a complete bike and pedestrian network is important to cement the link between the university's campus and downtown Binghamton.


BU Shabbat Celebration one of the largest in the nation

NewsChannel 12/WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 4/15/2016

Roughly 1,800 students gathered to celebrate the Jewish Shabbat 1800 at Binghamton University Friday night. It's one of the largest in the nation and it has been since the tradition started 22 years ago. Students say the event serves to connect the Binghamton University campus. "I came here to spend a good dinner with my friends, to have a good time and to embrace a new culture," said Lucas Santos, student at Binghamton University. Organizers say the success of this event brings students together. "Once they learn about the differences, the differences don't become what's important," said Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University." The differences become enhancements to their friendships." This Shabbat celebration is one of the largest in the nation.


Endicott's new mission: Flexible circuitry

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/06/2016

A legacy process orphaned by IBM-Endicott 20 years ago could make Binghamton University a ground zero for the rapidly developing field of flexible circuits. Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled Wednesday to the Huron campus in Endicott to announce a $20 million award to the university's research into flexible technology. "The concepts and ideas are limitless," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, adding the initial award could produce $75 million in additional research funding for the university during the next five years.


BU Leading Research of Bendable Technology Thanks to Federal, State Cash

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 4/06/2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed a major investment in new technology research at the Huron campus as part of the $500 million the region won in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Binghamton University, which is developing flexible electronics using Corning Inc.'s bendable glass, received $20 million in Department of Defense funding for research and development for projects like this. The state matched funds for the project with another $20 million. The money will be disbursed over a five-year period. The first year of the program is expected to create up to 200 academic and private-sector jobs, according to the governor's office, with the potential for the creation of up to 1,000 new jobs over the five years of the program. "You could imagine making those televisions wrap around a column in the airport; you could imagine making lights that would wrap around a building," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. "Or you could imagine solar cells, photovoltaic cells that could be wrapped around the curvature of a building. The concepts and the ideas are limitless."


Governor Cuomo announces funding for technology research initiative

NewsChannel 34/WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 4/06/2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in our area Wednesday to announce funding for a new technology research initiative. Cuomo stopped by the Huron campus in Endicott to discuss details on the Next-Flex Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. It's a national initiative that aims to ramp up manufacturing in the U.S. B.U. President Harvey Stenger says the innovations can be used to print chips, LED lighting and sensors onto the material just like printing ink on paper. He says glass specifically has a lot more potential than other materials.


After $500M win, Tier may see aid for airports, Internet, jobs

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/27/2016

Fresh from winning a half-billion dollars in economic development aid over five years, the Southern Tier could get even more help for its airports, broadband Internet infrastructure and job-creation work. Hochul offered congratulations for the region being one of three to win $500 million in economic-development aid spread over five years in the Upstate Revitalization Competition. Next up is actually spending the money. Regional council co-chairman Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University, told reporters after the meeting that the projects specified in the region’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan aren’t being built yet, but could be soon.


$500M later, how the Southern Tier could win more

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/26/2016

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC) met at Binghamton University Tuesday. This was its first meeting since winning $500 million in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) competition in December. "This meeting really was to set the record clear publicly that we have a process of funding all of the projects that were selected through the CFA process last year," said STREDC Co-Chairman Harvey Stenger. "They will be funded at their full amount."


Local businesses can apply for "Hunger Games" money

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/26/2016

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council met for the first time Tuesday since being one of three winners in the state's half billion dollar competition. BU President Harvey Stenger is a co-chair of the council. "There might be $200-300 million still that we're going to be looking for ideas over the next couple of years.  So, there's plenty of time to participate in this. Projects change, the environment changes, needs change, opportunities change.  We didn't want to lock too many in," said Stenger.


URI Plans are Focused Heavily on Binghamton University

Time Warner Cable News, YNN, Binghamton, NY - 1/26/2016

Officials from across the Southern Tier met for the first time since being named the winners of the $500 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined the regional economic development council at Binghamton University to discuss their upcoming projects Tuesday, while highlighting Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address. "We hope to see that when the snow is gone and it's a little warmer out, all of the first-year projects will be underway and groundbreakings will be occurring for those that are manufacturing and constructing," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


Next for Southern Tier: turning victory into jobs

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The state did its job Thursday with the $1.5 billion award, to be paid over five years, under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Five hundred million dollars each will be paid to the Southern Tier, the Finger Lakes and the Central New York regions. In many ways, the Tier region — Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties — probably was the greatest winner of the three. Besides getting its own money, the Tier also borders the two other winning regions. The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, led by Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Tom Tranter, president and CEO of Corning Enterprises, did a fine job of putting together the application. How could anyone argue — it won out of a field of seven regions competing.


Analysis: Economic hope a huge return on $500M investment

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2015

There is hope — this was perhaps the greatest take-away from Thursday's news of the Southern Tier getting a half-billion dollars for economic-development projects in the next five years.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, has repeatedly said simply writing the plan was valuable because it forced the region to pull together and realistically figure out what it has, what it can build on, and what it can do. He repeated that Thursday in the minutes after learning the work won. Even if the region was a runner-up and had to make do with the regular grants known as the Consolidated Funding Application system, it still won, he insisted.


Watch: Full press conference, officials react to $500 million windfall

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2015

Southern Tier officials react to $500 million windfall. 


'A great day': Tier lands $500M 'Hunger Games' prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

Economic development dreams do come true. The Southern Tier was named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday as one of three regions to share in $1.5 billion in state support. The $500 million, distributed in $100 million increments over five years, represents the largest infusion of economic development aid ever granted the Southern Tier. 
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, as important as the money was pulling together a disparate region to figure out how to improve its economy. "You've got to have a good plan," Stenger said afterward. "The money can come from a lot of different directions but then if you don't have a plan you won't really know where to invest it."


BU wins big in $500 million Southern Tier award announcement

NewsChannel 12, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

Southern Tier political and community leaders celebrated the region's $500 million win Thursday during a gathering at Binghamton University. Earlier Thursday, many of those same men and women stood together on Hart Theatre's stage in Albany, as New York State announced the Southern Tier was one of three winners of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition facilitated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). Seven regions were vying for one of the three half a billion dollar awards. "We had a lot of people out there doing the hard work," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said. "Being the face of this thing was fun and exciting. But, I don't want to take any credit away from all the people who worked so hard to make this possible."


Southern Tier is 1 of 3 regions awarded $500 million for economic revitalization

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier has won big in what many are calling the NY "Hunger Games". Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the winners of the Upstate Revitalization Competition Thursday in Albany. The competition awarded 3 out of 7 competing regions around the state $500 million for economic revitalization. "Whether we won $100 million a year for 5 years or if this year we were a CFA top performer and got $40 million or $50 million, it would have just taken a little bit longer. But we had a plan that we could be investing in strategically for the next five or even ten years if we had to," said Stenger.


Early Look at Where the $500 Million is Going

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier won the $500 million from the state as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Of the half-billion dollars, $117 million has already been allotted to 100 projects throughout the Southern Tier. Two projects in Broome County will receive at least two million dollars. Binghamton University is getting $2 million to renovate 48 Corliss Ave in Johnson City. That will be the site of BU's new pharmacy school, which will anchor a new health sciences and technology innovation park.


Big Win for Southern Tier Brings $500 Million to Create Jobs

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier received $500 million as a part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative Awards. Leaders say the historic investment will have a $3 billion impact on the regional economy and create 10,000 new jobs. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger co-chairs the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council and a key player on the proposal team. Stenger said the region will see new jobs as early as this summer.


 WE WON! Tier gets $500M 'Hunger Games' prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2015

The Southern Tier came up a big winners Thursday when it was named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as one of three regions to share in $1.5 billion in state support for economic development.

 The plan the Southern Tier regional council arrived at focuses on a few main thrusts: Help existing manufacturing companies expand or tap new markets, make urban centers more attractive to young people and people starting new companies, enhance tourism and link attractions to one another, and get more out of agriculture, through both processing and distributing staple crops, and taking advantage of craft beverages and the demand for fresh and local food.


Regions prep and hope for 1.5B 'Hunger Games' money

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/23/2015

Seven regions of the state on Monday will submit their final applications to win one of three $500 million awards for economic development. Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said the council process has been successful. With the new application for the $500 million award, the region has come up with key sectors that it can target for job growth – whether or not it wins the money.


Southern Tier deserves to win state's $500M prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/23/2015

Thousands of jobs. Perhaps 10,000 or more. A half-billion dollars for economic development. A diverse, yet focused, strategy aimed at businesses showing the greatest promise. The potential to have an overall economic impact of more than $3.4 billion in the next five years.

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Corning Enterprises President Tom Tranter — has put together a strong, well-thought-out plan to spend the $500 million.


BIG SCORE: $1M gift for Binghamton University athletics

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/16/2015

Dr. Bai Lee's legacy of giving will be on display every time somebody looks at the basketball court in the Binghamton University Events Center. Lee, a prominent local gynecologist, will have his name on the basketball playing surface following a donation of $1 million to the university's athletic department. "We just saw a natural connection to athletics with him, his love of sport," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said of Lee. "I know that he has had patients that come from the sports medicine office as referrals. This just was a need that we had. This was something that we were as enthusiastic about as the donor."


Lee's gift a sign of BU's community impact

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/16/2015

Binghamton University announced Wednesday that Dr. Bai Lee donated $1 million to the school's athletic department to renovate and expand the strength and conditioning facilities for the student athletes. Anytime someone is willing to donate $1 million, it's reason to celebrate. It's one thing when the sizable donation comes from a prominent alum as a thank you for four years of a valuable education. But, as BU President Harvey Stenger says, it means as much or more when that donation comes from a member of the community.


"Hunger Games" competitors to make pitch in Albany

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/14/2015

The state's 10 regional councils seeking about $750 million in state aid for hometown projects and battling for a piece of a $1.5 billion competitive fund will make their pitch to state officials next week. The councils will present their plans from Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Thursday, Oct. 22, to a state panel. The state has allocated nearly $3 billion for about 3,100 projects since Gov. Andrew Cuomo established the councils in 2011. The Southern Tier presentation is slated for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  


$500M at stake: How will S. Tier's economic pitch fare?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/07/2015
The Southern Tier is pinning its hopes of landing a half-billion dollars in state economic aid on boosting modern-day manufacturing, getting more out of agriculture and attracting entrepreneurs and tourists -- all considered existing strengths of the eight-county region. Regional Council co-chairman Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University, believes the region's relatively small size will help by creating ripple effects, such as a hotel in Delaware County leading visitors to visit Steuben County for the Corning Museum of Glass museum or wineries. Or how the I-86 corridor from Binghamton through Corning and beyond can become a hub for advanced manufacturing of transportation-control security equipment and software.


Can Southern Tier add 8,500 jobs in five years?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 9/10/2015

The eight-county Southern Tier is betting on transportation technology, pharmaceuticals and health care, and raising food and getting it to the big East Coast cities to create 8,500 jobs and raise household incomes 20 percent over five years. The Southern Tier will have to compete against the Capital Region, Central New York, the Rochester-centered Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley and the North Country. Three of three regions will get a $500 million award.

What might set the Tier's plan apart is how one project in one end of the region can trigger gains elsewhere, council co-chairman and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said afterward.


WWII vets honored by Hanna at ceremony

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34 - 7/17/2015

With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, U.S. Representative Richard Hanna is thanking local vets for their service. A ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Binghamton University to thank and honor World War II veterans. Also in attendance were Assembly woman Donna Lupardo, Broome County Legislative Chair Jerry Marinich, and B.U. President Harvey Stenger.


BU receives designation for economic development work

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 6/30/2015

Binghamton University has been nationally recognized for its role in local economic development. "Binghamton University continues to be a significant player in the economic development of Binghamton, the Southern Tier and New York state," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said in a statement released by the university on Tuesday.


Binghamton University receives national recognition

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 6/30/2015

Binghamton University has earned a national designation as an "Innovation and Economic Prosperity University." "We're the first university in the State of New York to be designated, and innovated, and economic prosperity and I think that will give us a bit of a advantage when we are in the upstate revitalization competition," Binghamton University President, Dr. Harvey Stenger, said.


Binghamton University Nationally Recognized

Fox 40 News, WICZ.com, Binghamton, NY - 6/30/2015

Binghamton University is one of 18 universities in the country to be named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities recognized BU based on community engagement, entrepreneurship, and innovation. President Harvey Stenger says that this should help give our area an advantage in the Upstate Revitalization Competition.


Binghamton U. Economic Development Efforts Recognized

WNBF - News Radio 1290, Binghamton, NY - 6/29/2015

Binghamton University's efforts to improve the region's economic are being acknowledged by an international research and advocacy organization. Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said about 30 universities have now received the designation from the Washington-based  organizations.


State sets criteria for $1.5 billion prize

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 5/26/2015

The stakes have never been higher for New York's regional economic teams . . . More than $2 billion in state economic development grants will be distributed by the end of the year. "We have to be better than everyone else," said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University president and co-chairman of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.


Southern Tier Leaders Aim for $500 Million Prize, Upstate Revitalization Initiative

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 5/26/2015

"The projects that we do in year five five years from now we probably haven't even thought of yet. So there will be a process every year where we bring new projects forward and those projects will be evaluated based upon their sustainability, their creation of jobs," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Kathy Hochul hears plan for Southern Tier funding

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 5/26/2015

New York's Lieutenant Governor was in town Tuesday to check in on the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council. Kathy Hochul attended the meeting held at Binghamton University this afternoon to hear some preliminary plans that the Southern Tier could propose for funding . . . B.U. President Harvey Stenger says this region's current and historic connection to manufacturing could pave the way for another victory for the Southern Tier.


BU Graduation Brings the (Economic) Boom

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 5/18/2015

After the cheering and screaming came the celebrations. 

This year's Binghamton University commencement brought more than 22,000 guests to the area, injecting up to $2.5 million into the region's economy. And all that extra business kept restaurants on their toes and hotels at capacity. "Probably from here to Owego to Cortland -- it was probably full," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger . . . 


Start-up NY chief promises results for the program

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 5/12/2015

Leaders of New York's economic development brigade told Binghamton to keep the faith that Start-Up NY will eventually reverse upstate's economic decline. During the 40-minute presentation at Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies complex on Tuesday, the executive vice president of Start-Up NY . . .


Harnessing higher-ed's economic power

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/02/2016

If there is one commodity in steady supply in the Southern Tier, it’s college and graduate-school students. The region’s colleges and universities educate more than 60,000 students annually and graduate more than 17,500 students each year. They also employ more than 4,100 faculty members. In 2007, BU opened its Downtown Center housing its College of Community and Public Affairs. Now, it plans a medical-education complex comprising a new pharmacy school and relocated nursing college in Johnson City, a village recovering from the loss of its 20th century anchor industry, shoe maker Endicott Johnson. University President Harvey Stenger, also co-chairman of the region's economic development council, called the emerging medical complex part of a different approach to economic development.The council played up higher education in its development plan and proposal for the one-time Upstate Revitalization Initiative grants package awarded in December. "This is fun, it's exciting to do something that's this transformative, and I think somewhat bold and brave is a good thing for us to do," he said. "I think the university is proud that we're doing something like this to help the community as well as help ourselves."


 

 

Southern Tier council puts focus on $500M competition

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/28/2015

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, who serves as a Southern Tier council co-chair, said he expects some projects to overlap in the regional council round five process and the region's bid for $500 million.


Tier regional council discusses proposed $1.5B fund

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

The conversation at the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council meeting on Monday centered on the proposed $1.5 billion upstate economic development competition. But because the proposal needs state legislative approval, most of the discussion — which lasted more than an hour inside Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex — remained general. While specifics still remain sparse, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, a council co-chairman, urged the group to identify key initiatives that will benefit the Southern Tier.


Getting ready to compete for $500 million

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

Building back the Southern Tier with half a billion dollars, that's what the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council wants to do if they win the Upstate Revitalization Fund competition. "We need some ideas, we need some ways of attracting people back here, to want to stay here. That's a hard task, because first of all you don't always know why they left," STREDC co-chairman Harvey Stenger said.


Building a $500 Million Plan for the Southern Tier

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

Monday members heard from someone who has overseen what is known as the Buffalo Billion about the impact that money has had. "Having three hubs in our region of the Binghamton area, Ithaca/Cornell area, and Corning area and then drawing all the way from Sullivan to Steuben Counties, it allows us to bring more to the table than perhaps one urban area that Buffalo had," said Binghamton University President and STREDC Co-Chair Dr. Harvey Stenger.


REDC discusses plan for $500 million competition

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 3/09/2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council held a meeting Monday to discuss proposal ideas for the Governor's 500 million dollar regional development contest. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the plan must include an initiative that would drastically improve the Southern Tier's economy.


SUNY schools call for state support

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 3/03/2015

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm expressed what a critical time this is for all SUNY campuses at a news conference Tuesday morning. Both said they hope to develop new academic programs, hire more faculty and plan for the future. A large piece of this planning relies on the extension of the NYSUNY 2020 program. The program is set to end in 2016. 


SUNY Campuses Call for NYSUNY2020 Extension

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 3/30/2015

SUNY Broome and Binghamton University presidents are calling on legislators to extend the NY SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. The program's goal is to provide affordable education on SUNY campuses. BU President Harvey Stenger said, "We are trying to encourage them to put that legislation in place now, rather than waiting until next year, which will be the last year."


SUNY President's Voice Budget Concerns

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 2/10/2015
It's crunch time for SUNY institutions like Binghamton University and SUNY Broome. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher asked for $3 billion from the state during the next five years. But some schools are worried that cash will never appear. One of the pressing priorities for Stenger is acquiring funding for buildings and infrastructure, as well as extending the SUNY 2020 program. "It's been one of the reasons why we've been able to plan effectively at Binghamton University, add over 150 faculty over that five year period, as well as grow our student population," President Harvey Stenger said.


SUNY wants more aid, tuition increases

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 2/10/2015

SUNY leaders on Tuesday requested $3 billion over five years to repair buildings at its 64 campuses and urged the state Legislature to continue a $300-a-year tuition increase. SUNY Binghamton president Harvey Stenger said it can take two years to hire to faculty members and plan for facility improvements.


BU vs. SUNY Broome in Presidents Cup

WBNG-TV, NewsChannel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/02/2015

It will be a battle of the bearcats and hornets on Thursday night, as SUNY Broome will take on Binghamton University's Ice Hockey Club at the ice center. The Presidents Cup pits the clubs from both schools against one another in a tradition they've had since 1975. "I think the relationship [between the two schools] has been very peaceful and synergistic," said President of Binghamton University, Harvey Stenger. "I think adding a little bit of emotion to it will be helpful." Stenger added that ice hockey is a proud tradition at his University, and representatives are excited to celebrate that tradition with the launch of the Presidents Cup.


SUNY Broome to host Presidents Cup Hockey Game

WNBF-News Radio 1290, Binghamton, NY - 2/02/2015

The hockey teams of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome will face each other this week as they seek to win the new Presidents Cup trophy. The trophy competition was announced by Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger and SUNY Broome president Kevin Drumm.


Hugh Grant to attend Binghamton University screening of 'The Rewrite'

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/30/2015

Coming soon to a screening near you: British actor Hugh Grant and filmmaker Marc Lawrence. Grant, 54, and Lawrence, 55, will visit Binghamton University for a special advance screening of the romantic comedy "The Rewrite," at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater. Having "The Rewrite" set at Binghamton University, Stenger said, gives the area valuable positive exposure. "You're gaining the exposure to about two, three million people that have probably never heard the word Binghamton before," Stenger said.


'The Rewrite,' set at Binghamton University, to get campus 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/29/2015

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger will announce details of the screening at 11 a.m. Friday in the President's Reception Room in the Anderson Center on campus, including tickets, giveaways and "surprise guests.


Southern Tier Regional Economic Council Eyes $500 Million Prize

Fox 40 News, WICZ.com, Binghamton, NY - 1/28/2015

Governor Cuomo's plan to award $500 million in economic development money to three of seven upstate regions has the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council sharpening it's plan to win a half-billion dollar prize. "The $500 million is going to be more of a plan. It's going to be a strategy," said Binghamton University President and STREDC Co-Chair Harvey Stenger.


Southern Tier council puts focus on $500M competition

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/28/2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council met for more than 90 minutes Wednesday, reviewing its progress and discussing new opportunities moving forward. The meeting was also the first for City of Binghamton Mayor Richard David as a council member. "The stakes are so much higher, we've got to come up with a different approach," Stenger said. "The last couple of years, we've put in good effort, but we probably have to put in 20 times as much effort this time."


Southern Tier council to meet at noon; Hochul to attend

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/28/2015

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council will meet at noon today inside Binghamton University's Innovative Technologies Complex in Vestal. New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is scheduled to attend the meeting. At the local chamber's economic forecast event on Jan. 20, Stenger said the council will need to develop a strategic plan for the competition that involves manufacturing, major industry and builds on the region's strengths, such as BU, Cornell University and Corning Inc.


Binghamton University's climb to success

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/26/2015

The rankings are not surprising to BU President Harvey Stenger, who said the university has done considerable growing up in the past few decades. "It's a great campus, great faculty, great experiences, a great value," Stenger said. "What is unique is how quickly we have come to this level.


 Annual economic forecast for region

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 01/23/2015

Council Co-Chair, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, said with the stakes so high, the region must put maximum effort into submitting a winning bid. "If we can cherry pick some perfect projects that can weave together the Southern Tier around an industrial concept. This has to involve manufacturing and industry. If it doesn't, I don't think it will have a chance of being successful."


Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Talks Economic Forecast

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 01/23/2015
Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger, closed the breakfast stating that the university plans to expand facilities and grow more programs at the graduate level but he also sees a need for a new idea or industry to make jobs become more available in the Southern Tier so the students do not have to look outside the state for work.


Will Binghamton's economy improve in 2015?

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/20/2015

Using 2012-13 academic year data, Stenger said BU has a $1 billion economic impact on the region each year. That figure includes $534 million in direct expenditures, such as salaries, benefits and construction, and about $116 million in indirect expenditures, like student and visitor spending.


Binghamton economy forecast for 2015? Expert weighs in

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/20/2015

Stenger said one BU student represents $51,000 in annual economic impact to the area. By adding 3,000 new students, Stenger said, that would represent $153 million in local economic impact each year.


7 regions, 3 winners in Cuomo's upstate aid plan

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 01/15/2015

Kevin McLaughlin, executive director of the Broome County Industrial Development Agency, attended the announcement in Rochester on Thursday along with Southern Tier regional council co-chairs Harvey Stenger and Tom Tranter.


Cuomo announces Revitalization Competition

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 01/15/2015

Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger were invited to the presentation as the Southern Tier is one of the eligible regions.


Binghamton University names it first pharmacy dean

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/06/2015

"Under the new leadership of Gloria Meredith, we are poised to recruit faculty, develop curriculum, construct a building and move ahead with Binghamton University's first new school since creation of the College of Community and Public Affairs nearly a decade ago," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger in a release.


Binghamton University names founding dean of new pharmacy school

WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/06/2015

"We are making steady progress to launch our new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences with support from our legislators, the state and the community, and now, under the leadership of Gloria Meredith, we are poised to recruit faculty, develop curriculum, construct a building and move ahead with Binghamton University's first new school since creation of the College of Community and Public Affairs nearly a decade ago," said Stenger. "We couldn't be more excited to be making this announcement."


Binghamton University names Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences School Founding Dean

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 1/07/2015

"To be the founding dean of a school is a big deal. That's not an easy task to do so (Gloria Meredith) having done it once before, it's going to make it a little bit easier for her to do it this time," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


Regional grants will jump-start key Binghamton projects

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/20/2014

The Southern Tier region's success was due in large part to our local partners, leaders such as REDC co-chairs Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Corning Enterprises CEO Tom Tranter . . . 


Southern Tier Council gets $81M

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

"Three straight years is exciting," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, co-chairman of the Southern Tier council. "I think it has a lot to do with us having a really strong plan from the beginning."


REDC Awards: Southern Tier top performer $80.8 mil

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

"We should be feeling really lucky, as well as proud that we won this year. The extra money will definitely help a lot of the communities in the Southern Tier," said Dr. Harvey Stenger, co-chairman of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council, or STREDC.


Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Awarded $81M

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

The Southern Tier is once again a top performer with the Regional Economic Development Council, as the region was awarded nearly $81 million, with several projects sharing in the grant money. 


Southern Tier Council gets $80.8 Million at the REDC Awards

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

Nearly $81 million dollars is making its way to the Southern Tier from Albany . . . "The projects that we had were very good, highly leveraged with private funds, three-to-one matches, four-to-one matches in a lot of projects. And we spread them across almost all the counties pretty well, too," said Binghamton University President and Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Harvey Stenger.


Southern Tier a top performer in REDC awards

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2014

The Southern Tier region was named a top performer for the third straight year in the state's Regional Economic Development Competition . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is the Southern Tier Council's Co-chair. He gave his his reaction to the good news on his way back from Albany.


 Regional council awards set for next week

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/02/2014

"This started out as a job creation and retention initiative, and for the Southern Tier Region, that is what has been accomplished. We're not done," Stenger said in a statement. "If we are successful in Round 4, we expect to leverage more than $150 million in investments, and create and retain more than 1,500 jobs."


Binghamton University dedicates Center of Excellence building

The Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY - 10/22/2014

"We have provided infrastructure that will catalyze the advancements already being made by our researchers in the areas of microelectronics, data-center energy optimization, battery storage, autonomous solar power, as well as advanced materials and sensors," said Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University, in the school's news release.


Binghamton University dedicates Center of Excellence building

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 10/22/2014

"The focus on energy in these two buildings and the green aspect, the sustainability aspect of the energy research is critical. What's really neat is the building itself, talk about that," said BU President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University celebrates opening of Center of Excellence building

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 10/22/2014

"Being designated as a Center of Excellence in a State that has powerhouse universities such as Buffalo, StonyBrook, Cornell etc. It's nice to be in that elite group," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger. 


Binghamton University's Center of Excellence Promotes Economic Growth

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 10/22/2014

Binghamton University's Center for Excellence is a $30 million, 114 thousand square foot building that is home to the university's small scale systems integration and packaging center. "It's our turn to do the research, to start the companies, to develop the technologies that will help the local industries get better, improve and grow back to where they were a few decades ago," says, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University breaks ground on $70M Smart Energy facility

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

The new $70 million, 114,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in 2017 and is a direct result of the NYSUNY 2020 initiative . . . "It certainly is a milestone in the university's history," BU President Harvey Stenger said.


$70 million facility for Binghamton University

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

Research in the building will focus on energy efficient technologies including making solar power economically competitive, reducing and using the thermal energy generated by computers and other electronic devices . . . "We want to continue to be a leader in efficient green, commercially viable alternative energy technologies," said Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University breaks ground on new facility

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said, "Its already a world class university with world class resource folks here. The students benefit, the faculty benefits and the entire Southern Tier."


Groundbreaking held for new Binghamton University tech complex

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

B.U. President Harvey Stenger said the facility will expand the school's research into alternative energy production, harvesting and storage.


Incoming Binghamton University students start year with volunteer work

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/27/2014

The program evolved from the "Road Map" — a series of initiatives to grow student populations and campus life announced last year by college President Harvey Stenger . . .  Staff with the University's Center for Civic Engagement made connections to different organizations to facilitate the projects.


Binghamton University, police partner to boost with downtown security

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY- 8/22/2014

"We sold the University Plaza and we made a profit on that and we decided that the endowment, a portion of that endowment will go into this program," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Economic development council picks $25M in projects

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 8/08/2014

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council on Thursday approved its list of 28 priority projects, totaling $25 million . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, co-chairman of the Southern Tier council, said the state could announce the awards as early as October this year . . . 


Stenger speaks about tax-free zones at Binghamton University

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

Five companies that will locate or expand within tax-free zones at Binghamton University are expected to create 83 jobs and invest $2.4 million . . . Advanced Material Analytics and ClickCare are among the first wave of five companies that will locate or expand in tax-free zones at Binghamton University's campus in Vestal . . . "I think we've got a great launch with these five companies," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said at a news conference Monday. "They're in diverse areas, but in areas that we're strong in, from health care to materials to instrumentation to advanced robotics and simulation."


Businesses to start up at Binghamton University

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

The businesses approved are Advanced Material Analytics, Charge CCCV, Innovation Associates, Sonic Blocks, and ClickCare . . . "We're poised to take off but we don't have the resource, the expertise, and the interdisciplinary help that you need to do that," said CEO of ClickCare, Larry Kerr. "So I really strongly believe that the start up NY program with the governor and Binghamton University, as described by Dr. Stenger, is going to be the little boiling chip that makes the water go."


Binghamton University is sponsoring 5 new businesses under START-UP NY

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo's initiative to offer new or expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free in areas on or connected to SUNY campuses. Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger explained how beneficial it will be to both the businesses and BU Monday. Stenger said, "these start-ups represent the types of industries that align with the strengths of the university. He stressed that there are many standards businesses have to meet to qualify for the program."


Cuomo's START-UP NY to offer new jobs in Binghamton

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

START-UP NY provides tax-free zones, mostly on SUNY campuses, that allow companies to operate tax-free for 10 years . . . The school expects the handful of companies to invest $2.3 million and create more than 80 news jobs. "To have start-up companies on your campus hiring student interns, maybe by over a year we'll have a couple of dozen of them, but also to tell them, 'this could be you running the company, it could be your idea taking into a start-up suite,'" said Dr. Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University.


5 companies to locate in BU tax-free zones

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 7/26/2014

Five companies expect to create 83 jobs within new tax-free zones at Binghamton University, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to announce Sunday. "These companies represent the types of industries that will be driving our region forward in today's global economy," Binghamton University Harvey Stenger said in a statement from Cuomo's office."


Gov. Cuomo: Five businesses coming to BU

WBNG-TV, Binghamton, NY - 7/28/2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced five businesses will be coming to the Binghamton area under his Start-up New York initiative. "These companies represent the types of industries that will be driving our region forward in today's global economy, while creating more than 80 jobs in the Greater Binghamton area right now," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Working to grow the economy in the Southern Tier

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 6/26/2014

In the past two years, the Southern Tier received close to $50 million in state funding for more than 50 projects. "Hopefully we'll have a great plan again this year, great proposals, and we'll be one of the top performers as we have been in the last two years," said co-chairman of STREDC Harvey Stenger.


Southern Tier Council to rank projects vying for $750M in state funding

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 6/26/2014

In upcoming weeks, the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council will rank 179 project proposals vying for a share of $750 million in state funding. "I think we're really going to have a great updated plan," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, one of the regional co-chairs for the council."


$12M grant to fund smart energy research at Binghamton University 

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 6/19/2014

"It's a big win for us and our reputation . . . The financial support is going to be great support, dozens of graduate students, faculty, research time, equipment, materials, expenses. We expect that the technologies can also have practical applications that could develop into patents," said Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University.


Binghamton University wins $1.2 million grant for freshman science-research program

The Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY 6/2/2014

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Binghamton University a five-year, 1.2 million dollar grant to help launch and sustain it freshman-research immersion program. This award will
provide students with a year-long, authentic research experience in sciences and engineering," Harvey Stenger, president of Binghamton University said. 


Binghamton U. wins $1.2 million science grant

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY 5/31/2014

Binghamton University has won a $1.2 million grant for a new freshman science program. President Harvey Stenger said in a statement, "We appreciate the support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the confidence that it has in Binghamton." 


Binghamton University names new vice president for advancement

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY 5/20/2014

Jim Broschart was named Binghamton University's vice president for advancement, effective July 1. "I am thrilled to welcome an alumnus back to Binghamton to serve in such a critical role for the campus," Binghamton University President said in a statement.


Two Million Dollar STREDC Telemedicine Grant for Rural Health Care

WICZ-TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY 4/17/2014

More than two million dollars is closer to making its way to the Southern Tier to enhance health care in rural areas . . . This money is part of a $5.6 million package approved by Empire State Development . . . "It's a hot area right now. People want to learn more about health system sciences," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger.


Binghamton University focuses on healthcare research

Time Warner Cable News, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY 4/18/2014

Keeping track of patients and their medical needs is a challenge many hospitals face when they discharge patients . . . Binghamton University is hoping to help solve that problem with remote sensors . . . President Stenger says the data received from the sensors could help everyone.


Binghamton University Approved for Start-up NY

NewYorkagConnection.com, Marshfield, WI - 4/16/2014

Empire State Development (ESD), New York State's economic development agency, has approved Binghamton University's application to participate in Start-up NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's innovative . . . "This is an extraordinary opportunity for industry," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said.


Binghamton University Approved for Start-up NY

USAgNet.com, Marshfield, WI - 4/16/2014

Binghamton University's ability to partner with new or expanding companies under the Start-up NY program can begin immediately. Stenger said the University is poised to work with new companies ready to take advantage of the tax-free incentives . . . 


Binghamton approved to participate in Start-Up NY

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/07/2014
"This is an extraordinary opportunity for industry to partner with higher education in order to spur economic growth in New York state," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said . . .

Regional economic council approves $2.1 million in funding for two projects

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 4/04/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Terrence Kane, assistant vice president for governmental relations at Binghamton University, listen during the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council . . . 


Manufacturing in Broome: Looking Back, Moving Forward

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/27/2014

The 20th century in American history is known for dramatic industrial growth . . . "The students that come out of Binghamton University have a tremendous amount of drive and grit," Binghamton University President Dr. Harvey Stenger said . . . 


Regional Spotlight: Southern Tier

Empire State Development, Albany, NY - 2/26/2014

In the first round, the Southern Tier REDC developed three funds targeted at key regional industries and needs: the Shovel Ready, Community Revitalization and Rural Initiative . . . "Many of these businesses are struggling and we're trying to give them some help," co-chairman of the STREDC, Harvey Stenger, recently stated in an interview.


NYSEG gives grants to Binghamton University for its energy efficient infrastructure

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/26/2014

Binghamton University received close to $1 million in grants thanks to New York State Electric and Gas . . . The grants come from NYSEG's Utility Infrastructure Investment Program, which provides up to $400,000 per project for heavy use customers, like the University . . . 


NYSEG Funds Binghamton University Electric Upgrades

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 2/26/2014

Binghamton University is receiving funding from NYSEG to aid in the completion of two on-campus projects . . . "Expansion is very expensive," said Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger . . . 


Binghamton University Economic Development Grant

WICZ-TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY - 2/26/2014

NYSEG presented Binghamton University with two $400,000 economic development grants, for campus expansion projects . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said, "the grants will be used for the construction of the University's $30 million Center for Excellence . . . 


NYSEG to give Binghamton University $400K in economic-development grants Wednesday

Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY - 2/25/2014

Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E, will present Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger with two $400,000 economic-development grants at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 . . . 


Checking on the progress of Regional Economic Development grants

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 2/19/2014

Many of these businesses are struggling and we're trying to give them some help . . . 


Early applications a growing trend for colleges, including Binghamton University 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 2/14/2014

During his Jan. 31 State of the University address, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger introduced a plan to have 20,000 students on campus by 2020.


SUNY doesn't like funding freeze

The Democrat and Chronicle, White Plains, NY - 2/6/2014

SUNY Binghamton President Harvey Stenger praised the inclusion of $10 million for the college's School of Pharmacy, saying the college is ready to move forward with this project.


SUNY Binghamton goal: 20,000 students

The Poughkeepsie Journal, White Plains, NY - 2/1/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has charted a course for the next six years: bolster the ranks of promising students, and keep them here with meaningful experience and research opportunities . . . 


Stenger: Increase Binghamton University student ranks to 20K by 2020

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger has charted a course for the next six years: bolster the ranks of promising students, and keep them here with meaningful experience and research opportunities . . .


Binghamton University President: We're driving ahead fast

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the University is either ahead of, or meeting most of its milestones in his second State of the University address . . .  


Binghamton University State of the University

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014 

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger gave his State of the University address today on campus . . . By 2020 Stenger hopes to increase the student population to 20,000.


Binghamton University looks to expand enrollment

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University is aiming to grow its enrollment to 20,000 students in the next six years . . . The University released a statement Thursday saying President Harvey Stenger will outline plans to increase enrollment of undergraduate students to 14,000 . . .


Stenger to detail Binghamton University visions with Friday's address

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/31/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger will detail a plan Friday to grow the university's enrollment to 20,000 students by the year 2020 . . . 


Three Incubators Work Together

NBCNews.com, New York, NY - 1/28/2014

In the coming years, there will be three major incubators in our region . . . Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says its possible that startups from Ithaca or Corning could be located in Binghamton . . . 


Binghamton University's planned pharmacy school to get $10M in proposed state budget

The Central New York Business Journal, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 1/21/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest state-budget proposal includes $10 million for Binghamton University's upcoming school of Pharmaceutical Sciences . . . 


Binghamton University set to get $10M for pharmacy school

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce the initial $10 million in funding for a pharmacy school at Binghamton University in his budget presentation on Tuesday . . .


Binghamton University: Funding for new pharmacy program
WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger says the new program and building will fill a void for the campus community . . . 


Ten Million for New Binghamton University Pharmacy School

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

In his State Budget Address Tuesday, Government Cuomo will allocate 10 million dollars to begin developing Binghamton University's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy . . .


Binghamton University Pharmaceutical School Update

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

Binghamton University's plan of having a School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy is becoming a reality . . . 


Binghamton University unveils signs at Vestal campus entrance

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/20/2014

A premier university deserves a premier sign out front, so everyone in the community knows where the school is located, according to official at Binghamton University . . .


Binghamton University Considers Start-Up NY

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 1/17/2014

Binghamton University is looking at possibly allowing some new companies to temporarily use space on its campus as part of the initiative . . . 


Winning the competition is only one part of the economic development process

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/16/2014

Leaders of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council said Thursday, the council has to carefully watch over the projects it has funded . . .


Starting 2014 for STREDC

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/16/2014

The Regional Economic Development Council has, once again, awarded one of it's largest grants to the Southern Tier Region . . . 


First Regional Economic Development Council Meeting of 2014

WIVT-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 1/16/2014 

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council held its first meeting of 2014, this afternoon at Binghamton University . . . 


REDC talks Projects Awards and future

YNN, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 1/16/2014

After taking home big money at the Regional Economic Development Awards in December, the people who worked hard to win $81.9 million for eight counties met Thursday . . .


Cuomo scholarship plan excites students

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 1/10/2014

By offering full scholarships to students in STEM, Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger said, "he would expect more competition and some of the state's brightest talent choosing public universities." . . .


Reaction to Cuomo's Education Proposal

WICZ-TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY - 1/09/2014

...state and go somewhere else," said Dr. Harvey Stenger, President of Binghamton University. But other initiatives, such as statewide pre-K and a $2 . . . 


 Southern Tier leaders react to Cuomo's State of the State address 

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 1/08/2014

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger: "Gov. Andrew Cuomo's vision in 2011 to establish SUNY2020 as an incubator of academic excellence . . .


 Hundreds of Binghamton University students get their degrees

WBNG-TV - Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 12/16/2013

. . . first to graduate from college, so they're excited." Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger kicked off the ceremony at 12 pm Sunday.


 Binghamton University awards 700 diplomas at fall commencement

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/16/2013

As Harvey Stenger ushered the Class of 2013 out of Binghamton University and into the real world Sunday, he reminded them to look fondly on the past . . .


 Binghamton University sends off students at fall commencement

The Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/16/2013

More than 400 students participated in the Binghamton University fall commencement ceremony on Sunday . . .


 Opportunities, roadblocks on the path to START UP

Times Union Blogs, Albany, NY - 12/12/2013

. . . including are a cybersecurity firm that s considering a move from Boston to SUNY Binghamton, said Harvey Stenger, president of that campus. He said . . . 


Interest in tax-free plan said to be high

Times Union, Albany, NY - 12/12/2013
. . . are farther along: Joining Zimpher at Wednesday's hearing was SUNY Binghamton campus President Harvey Stenger, who said a Boston-based cybersecurity . . .


Tier Economic Development Council receives nearly $82 million

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2013

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger, who is co-chair of the Southern Tier council, was delighted by the news . . .


Southern Tier receives $81.9 million in REDC awards

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2013

For the second year in a row, the Southern Tier has been named a top performer in economic development . . .


Southern Tier Receives $81.9 Million in Regional Economic Development Council Awards

Fox 40 WICZ TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/10/2013
. . . public/private partnership between Cornell University, Corning Inc., and Binghamton University, called the Southern Tier innovation Hot Spot. The Hot . . .


Regional Economic Development Council Secures $82 Million

NewsChannel 34, WIVT-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/11/2013

The Southern Tier region has been awarded about $82 million of New York State economic development funds . . .


$81.9 million goes to Southern Tier

YNN, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 12/11/2013
. . . just neighbors geographically are now partners, said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University President. While the region's plan focuses on rebuilding . . . 


Area economic development officials cite 'good track record'

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 12/08/2013
"We've had about 95 projects over the last two years" said Harvey Stenger, Binghamton University president and co-chair of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council . 


Regional Economic Awards to be Announced

Fox 40 News, WICZ-TV, Binghamton, NY - 12/04/2013

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says 98 percent of Southern Tier projects from the first two years of the regional council program are currently under contract . . .


Alumni return to hear of progress at Binghamton U.

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/12/2013

Alex Huppe never misses a chance to return to Binghamton University, where he walked away in 1969 with an English degree . . .


Binghamton University to celebrate Homecoming 2013

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/09/2013

Homecoming 2013, sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association, will take place Friday to Sunday, Oct. 11-13, on campus . . .


Binghamton U building earns a platinum green building rating

Green Right Now, United States - 10/01/2013

. . . a platinum green building rating From Green Right Now Reports Binghamton University s new Engineering and Science Building has received the top . . .


Binghamton U. forging ahead with pharmacy school plan

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 10/01/2013

Binghamton University is moving forward with a pharmacy school that could open as soon as fall 2017 if all goes according to plan . . .


Binghamton University LEED Designation

WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 09/25/2013

Binghamton University has been honored for its efforts to go green. It has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification for its energy efficient Engineering and Science Building. That designation is the highest given by the United States Green Building Council.


Binghamton University building earns LEED Platinum status

The Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, NY - 09/25/2013

Binghamton University's Engineering and Science Building has received LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible ranking given by the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building certification program.


Economic Development Council Decides on Hot Spot

WICZ TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY - 09/09/2013

The Southern Tier Economic Development Council designated it's official innovation hot spot Tuesday. Co-chair and Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says the state requested all 10 regions come up with a physical location where funding would go to develop ideas, bring entrepreneurs together and create start-up companies.


Growing the region's economy

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - 09/10/2013

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council met to discuss projects it will present to the state for funding. How much they will receive still remains in question. More than 160 proposals were discussed. The council voted and narrowed the number down to 29 projects that cover eight counties in the region. Those selected projects totaled more than $40 million.


Binghamton U. broadens affirmative action office

Pipe Dream (Binghamton University), Binghamton, NY - 09/08/2013

On Aug. 26, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger announced that the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion would be replacing the Affirmative Action Office. Valerie Hampton, former director of the Affirmative Action Office and chief diversity officer for the new office, explained that the goal of the change was to foster greater diversity on campus rather than just address discrimination.

Letter: BU appreciates understanding during Obama visit

The Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY - 08/30/2013

The Aug. 24 visit by President Barack Obama to the Binghamton University campus brought positive, national attention to Greater Binghamton.


A Look Back
WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 08/26/2013

A Look Back We begin with a look back at the greatest day in Binghamton University's history. We begin with a look back at the greatest day in...


President Obama hosts town hall event at Binghamton University
YNN, Binghamton/Oneonta, NY - 08/23/2013

President Obama hosts town hall event at Binghamton University By: Web Staff After addressing the rising cost of higher education...


Harvey Stenger Reacts To Obama Speech
WIVT/WBGH-TV,  NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY - 08/23/2013

Harvey Stenger Reacts To Obama Speech Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and his wife personally greeted President Obama when he...


BU confirms President Obama will visit university
WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY - Binghamton 08/21/2013

President Barack Obama will stop at the Binghamton University campus during his local visit Friday, Aug. 23. Vestal.


Obama Stopping at BU On Friday

WIVT/WBGH Newschannel34 – 08/19/2013

President Harvey Stenger says he's not surprised his school was chosen. Harvey Stenger says, "We're doing great stuff here..."


N.Y.'s nanotech moves up the Thruway: Can it thrive?

The Journal News, White Plains, NY – 08/17/2013

For years, state officials have wanted to replicate the success of the nanotechnology research and manufacturing in Albany along the state Thruway. Now they're starting to see significant progress.


Stenger honored to have Obama visit

Inside Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said the fact that President Barack Obama is visiting Binghamton is unexpected, but not a surprise. "We are a quality, high-value institution with achievement-oriented students and successful graduates, so when people ask me am I surprised the President of the United States wants to visit our campus? The answer is no! Was this entire visit unexpected? The answer is yes!" 


Binghamton University prepares for President Obama

YNN, Syracuse/Oswego/Auburn, NY – 08/16/2013

The White House has officially released a location for President Barack Obama's visit to Binghamton.


B.U. Confirms Obama Visit

WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

...Marketing has released the following advisory: President Barack Obama will visit Binghamton University Friday, Aug. 23, as part of an upstate... 


Buffalo, Binghamton universities "thrilled" for president's visit

Democrat and Chronicle Blog (AP) – 08/16/2013

Binghamton University said it's thrilled that President Obama will visit the... 


BU confirms President Obama will visit campus

WBNG-TV, Channel 12, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013 

President Barack Obama will visit the Binghamton University campus during his Binghamton visit Friday August 23.


BU Housing Completion Celebration

WICZ TV, Fox 40 News, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

With just a week before students return to Binghamton University, the school officially completed its new 1-million-square-foot housing project...


Binghamton University Finishing Dorms

WIVT/WBGH-TV, NewsChannel 34, Binghamton, NY – 08/16/2013

It was a big day at B.U. Thursday with the official opening of the new Dickinson Community... 


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