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‘CONNECT NY’ presents ‘The Price of Knowledge: Free Tuition in New York State’ Nov. 26

‘CONNECT NY’ presents ‘The Price of Knowledge: Free Tuition in New York State’ Nov. 26

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, presents “The Price of Knowledge: Free Tuition in New York State’” on its “CONNECT NY” public affairs monthly TV series at 9 p.m. Nov. 26 on WCNY-TV.

CONNECT NY offers lively insightful discussion, information and analysis on timely topics that affect residents across the Empire State. Viewers explore personal experiences, important conflicts and tough issues unfolding at the state level through the lens of the stakeholders involved.

A full year after the governor announced New York State public college and university tuition would be provided at zero cost through the Excelsior Scholarship Program, “CONNECT NY” examines the program’s implementation. Students and parents, professors, college and university financial aid stewards, state representatives and political watchdogs weigh in on the feasibility of the nation’s first attempt at tuition-free college degrees.

The show is hosted by Susan Arbetter, WCNY director, public affairs and host of WCNY’s statewide daily broadcast radio show The Capitol Pressroom.

Panel Members:

  1. Jim Malatras, Rockefeller Institute
  2. Marion Terenzio, President, SUNY Cobleskill
  3. Tiffany Rush, Director of Advancement and Completion, On Point for College
  4. Eli Dvorkin, Editorial & Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future
  5. Keith Cushing, Vice President, CICU Public Affairs and Research


  1. Fred Pearce, SUNY Cortland
  2. Christine Streich SUNY Cortland parent
  3. Lauren Pisarek SUNY Cortland student

For viewing information, visit The episode will be available after it airs online at

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