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$100,000s in Grants Coming to BU, SUNY Broome

By Jason Weinstein.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered the State of SUNY address Monday.
She called for the continuance of the SUNY 2020 program, which is meant to allow for predictable tuition hikes. Those increases have been capped at $300 per year since 2011.

Zimpher also announced $18 million in awards to SUNY campuses. These include $250,000 to Binghamton University to increase completion in high-demand courses. Also BU and SUNY Broome will split $360,000 to help local residents complete their degree. The two schools will also split $350,000 to increase diversity among graduates in STEM - or science, technology, engineering, and math - fields.

"We know as a society we need more STEM graduates than we currently produce but particularly in minority communities, it's really important to provide access to kids from those communities," said BU Provost Donald Nieman.

The money to bolster stem graduation will be focused on students from non-traditional backgrounds such as first-generation students and community college transfers.