Archive for March, 2012

New SVA Website Highlights Visual and Social Media Content

Posted on March 20th, 2012 in General | No Comments »

SVA launched a redesigned website on March 7, with a dynamic and visually rich online presence that aggregates media feeds of various types—social, video, image, text—to reflect the breadth of the SVA community and bring its collective artistic output to the forefront.


“From the homepage to every other page on the site, we’re showing off the best work made by our students, faculty and alumni—their words, images, blogs, tweets and more,” says SVA Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes.

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Students Visit Albany and Tell Lawmakers that TAP Increases Access to College, is a Sound Investment in New York’s Future

Posted on March 13th, 2012 in Event, General | No Comments »

On Tuesday, March 6, more than 100 students, faculty and administrators from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges reminded lawmakers that TAP is both a smart investment in the state’s future and a vehicle that allows New Yorkers to maintain access to higher education.

In highlighting their message, delegates representing New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) thanked lawmakers for rejecting deep cuts to TAP in recent years, and acknowledged their support of the governor’s proposed 2012-13 budget, which maintains TAP at current levels.

However, APC delegates reminded lawmakers that in 2010, students enrolled in colleges that only offer two-year degrees had their TAP awards slashed by 20 percent. As a result the maximum award went from $5,000 to $4,000. The reduction impacted thousands of students, some of whom need TAP the most.