’13 government shutdown

November 10, 2013

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The 2013 government shutdown is a topic that has the U.S. even more politically divided than usual, and many people still don’t know the effects of the shutdown and its aftermath.

Many of the known effects that were noted and previously predicted are either of social or economic nature, but the extent of even the known effects is still under scrutiny. Continue reading

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Grad rates low in U.S.

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Screenshot of The Oswegonian article written by Justine Polonski

February 28, 2013

OSWEGO, N.Y. – A recent report released by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation found that 46 percent of American college students do not graduate within six years of enrollment.

Dr. Elizabeth Schmitt, a professor in the department of economics at Oswego State, disputed the number given by this report due to some flaws in the collection of this data.

“Data that tracks full-time college students across their institutions (including transfer students) found a six-year graduation rate of 77 percent,” Schmitt said. “Overall completion rates are about 54 percent, but that includes part-time students that do have much lower graduations rates. This also gives us a clue as to the factors that lead to non-completion: life gets in the way. Part-time students are likely to face higher financial and scheduling challenges (family, job, military) that make it difficult to finish.” Continue reading

National news veteran joins faculty

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Screenshot of The Oswegonian article written by Justine Polonski

September 21, 2012

OSWEGO, N.Y. – This semester Oswego State opens its arms in welcome to Garrick Utley, an esteemed broadcast journalist and the newest member of the School of Communications, Media and the Arts faculty.

Garrick Utley has done everything an aspiring broadcast journalist could ever hope to accomplish in their career. He has led a full life, accomplishing a lot over a relatively short span of time. Continue reading