Oswego is using a newly launched site to take advantage of the Web's immediate nature and take care of an urgent concern.
State officials are considering use of a SUNY-wide tuition increase to fund budget shortfalls in services other than higher education. The SUNY Oswego Advocates site aims to empower people across New York to express their support for SUNY students ... in less than a minute.
The site contains a clearinghouse of information to educate the Oswego college community, alumni, the public and elected officials about the impact of proposed budget cuts on academic activities, student support and other campus operations -- and to ask readers' help to restore and prevent further cuts to SUNY.
"We urge you to write your legislator to request that no more cuts are made to SUNY and that the funds from the recently approved tuition increase remain on campus," President Deborah F. Stanley posted in a blog entry. "This is a critical moment for SUNY Oswego -- the budgetary decisions made today will shape the college and our region for many years."
Continuing budget updates will encourage supporters to return to the site frequently and stay involved in the budget process. Through videos, a blog and other information, President Stanley will provide updates as budget negotiations unfold in the coming weeks.
Visitors to the site can to hear first-hand from students about how they value public higher education and what the Oswego experience has made possible for them.
A Contact Your Legislator page is designed to allow readers from across the state, when they fill in address information, to quickly send messages of support for SUNY funding to their own state legislators and governor's office.
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