10/5/2012 11:21:39 AM
Times Union: Campus Notebook: NanoCollege news likes to include Cuomo
Albany - In politics, it's important to give credit even where it might not be due.
At any event politicians attend, they are usually recognized in the crowd by speakers. Every reporter who has attended a raft of news conferences has waited for the crowd to clap for each politician in the audience.
In education, thanking politicians for returning our tax money to us can take on new heights. That's why there is a Joe Bruno stadium at Hudson Valley Community College.
Lately, someone at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has gone to great lengths to include Gov. Andrew Cuomo's name in virtually every news release, whether its for a job fair or a round-table discussion. The growth and expansion of the school to this point occurred largely before Cuomo took office and through generous funding grants from former Gov. George Pataki, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and former Senate Majority leader Joe Bruno, and even former Gov. Mario Cuomo.
Still, barely an announcement passes from the school without some mention of Cuomo's "vision."