SUNY Geneseo


A new partnership at SUNY colleges and universities is encouraging the use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks.

The cost of textbooks has skyrocketed an estimated 800 percent over the past 15 years, according to Alexis Clifton, executive director of the Open Educational Resources program at SUNY Geneseo. She says that financial burden has taken a measurable toll on students.                       

Four RCSD Schools to Receive Additional Grant Funding

Sep 12, 2016
Alex Crichton

The State Department of Education announced it has awarded four Rochester City Schools an additional $500,000 in grant funding this year, a total of around $2.5 million each for these Priority Schools, or those among the state's lowest performing schools.

The schools can use the funding to make federally or state-designed changes intended to improve student outcomes.

This round of School Improvement Grants, or SIG 7 funding, was essential for city school No. 19 to enter into an Educational Partnership Organization, or EPO, with SUNY Geneseo.


GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — Some young Indiana Joneses in the making have dug up an ancient artifact dating back thousands of years while attending a summer camp at a New York college.

Officials at the State University of New York at Geneseo say fifth through 11th graders from Rochester public schools were excavating an area on campus when they found the base of a projectile point that's believed to be 3,000 to 6,000 years old.

We talk about mental health, relationships, breaking up, and the recent tragedy at Geneseo. Our panel discusses the broader issue of what happens when someone in a relationship -- typically a woman, but not always -- is in potential danger. We talk about culture and notions of ownership. Our guests:

  • Pamela Graham, prevention education and training coordinator, Willow Domestic Violence Center of Rochester
  • Michael Scharf, M.D., director of psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training; and chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Sara Shipley, wellness education programmer, St. John Fisher College

*At the end of the hour, Dr. Scharf mentions a report about mental health care for children. That story was by written WXXI's Beth Adams, and is available here.

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow Today

Dec 4, 2015

A SUNY Geneseo student is helping to train high school students to be the leaders of tomorrow.

History major from Phoenix, Arizona, Brandon Gaylord, created and organized the "StandUp Leadership Program."

He says it's a program designed to provide high school students the same kind of leadership opportunities that SUNY students get.

Geneseo President Issues Challenge

Oct 22, 2015

Geneseo State College has installed a new President, Denise A. Battles. "It is with profound gratitude and deep humility that I accept the presidency of this fine institution, SUNY Geneseo."

Battles is a native of Oswego and told her audience that her collection of rocks from the Lake Ontario shore inspired her career in geology. She started her job July first, after a 25 year career that took her to schools in Georgia, Colorado and North Carolina.