UAlbany and NanoCollege split, Cuomo seeks alternatives to special session to help flood victims,it's hot-- but you can't fry an egg on the tarmac

Yep, it's still hot, with temperatures expected to reach 93 today.[NWS]

SUNY Trustees voted to split the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering from UAlbany on Tuesday, but not all of the trustees were in agreement. Alain Kaloyeros, V.P. and CEO of the NanoCollege cited Andrew Cuomo's START-UP NY initiative to create tax free zones around universities as a major reason why the NanoCollege can't be tied to a local campus. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said the two colleges will be "better off leveraging each others' strengths, calling the situation "a disruptive innovation." UAlbany will continue to offer support to the CNSE in the form of student housing, general education courses, and access to clubs, activities and dining facilities .

On Tuesday's Capitol Pressroom radio show, Andrew Cuomo said that while he'd prefer not to call the legislature back in a special session if he doesn't have to, he is looking into other ways to quickly get $10 Million in sate aid to assist nearly 400 property owners impacted by recent flooding across the state. Cuomo did say that if a special session is the only way, he will call one. [Capitol Pressroom] [Capitol Confidential] [YNN]

Also on Capitol Pressroom, Cuomo dismissed the idea that he is benefiting from Campaign Fiance loopholes that he's currently fighting to change, saying, they aren't loopholes, but the way the current law is written: " I want to change the campaign fiancé system," he said, "but in the meantime I have to live within the campaign finance system."[State of Politics]

An Office of Medicaid employee who sent records to a home computer may have compromised the security of some 18,000 Medicaid recipients. [TU]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer


A Columbia County man charged with the rape of a 13-year-old has been accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the 13-year-old victim.[YNN][WNYT]

A Troy judge has ruled that prosecutors can use information taken from the cell phone of a suspect as evidence in the murder of a 36-year-old rapper last March.[Record]

Schenectady officials have apologized to the victim of a break-in after police didn't show up when she called to report the incident.[Gazette]

Police suspect that a medical condition may have led to Monday's two car crash on Balltown Roadin Niskayuna that left one driver in critical condition.[TU]

Police are looking into what cause the leg fracture of a 9 month old child this weekend at a Nott Terrace Days Inn in Schenectady. Other children were removed from the household while the investigation continues. [TU]

Heroin use, and overdoses, are on the rise in Rensselaer County, and educators, law enforcement and emergency personelle met on Tuesday to discuss ways to stop it. [WNYT]

Plans are underway to help restabilize some of the Schoharie Valley creeks and banks damaged by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. [YNN]

Eliot Spitzer, candidate for NYC comptroller, just released an ebook detailing events from his career as Attorney General and Governor.[TU]

Candidate Spitzer has not released his full tax return. [HuffPo]

The Town of Queensbury wants to condemn the house where a dozen cats were seized last month. [Post Star]

In the last four months, 21 new businesses have opened in Troy.[WNYT]

United Airlines is planning layoffs that are expected to affect 32 employees at Albany International Airport .[News 10]

The Watervliet Arsenal celebrates 200 years this week, but it's in the midst of a sequester induced 11 day furlough and a three year wage freeze and is operating in the red.[Record][Record]

The stretch of the Erie Canal that was closed last month due to heavy rainfall is reopening today.[Record]

Water is being trucked in to the Saratoga Race Course to hydrate employees and horses after test showed that the chlorine levels in the track's water are lower that that allowed by he State Department of Health. The water issues are not expected to effect opening day.[Record][Saratogian]

Saratoga's Collegiate baseball team, Saratoga Brigade, is planning to build a new $450,000 stadium at Veterans Memoiral Park on Geyser Road and turn it over to the city . [Gazette]

Noted: It was not hot enough to fry an egg on the tarmac at Albany International Airport on Tuesday.[TU]

Keeping the animals cool at the fair. [TU]

Saying goodbye to an old family friend. [TU]

The Discovery Channel is featuring music by A Hudson Falls songwriter for some of its reality shows. [Post Star]

Lessons from when Secretariat lost to Onion.[TU]

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So while other SUNY schools are CUTTING administrative costs and "sharing services" - a NEW college is created to ADD to administrative costs and UNSHARE services. Systemness strikes again!

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