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State Must Help Its Universities

April 14, 2010

Assembly should pass SUNY reforms that would advance UB 2020 plans

Buffalo News Editorial

April 14, 2010

Pieces of the University at Buffalo’s future are falling into place. If UB’s plans for growth and greatness unfold in ways that create jobs and boost the regional economy—part of the UB 2020 vision—that prospect will be bright.

But unless the State Legislature acts, the future remains clouded.

One piece of the plan advanced recently was the announcement of the possible sale of the McCarley Gardens low-income housing development along Goodell Street and Michigan Avenue to UB for $15 million. Although that was understandably upsetting to residents, the sale would give UB room for medical campus expansion and allow the church selling the property to invest in more housing nearby.

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