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Resource ID: #18805
Subject: Development
Source: Newsday (New York)
Date: 2001-04-29



Newsday investigates how a group of political insiders planned to carve up land at the State University of New York at Old Westbury for their own benefit, while providing little for the school or its students. Almost one third of campus land was slated to be broken off for development. Money generated was supposed to go to help the college, one of the neediest in the state university system and the state campus with the highest minority enrollment. The series uncovers that this was not the case. As a result of the series, the official spearheading the development resigned, the SUNY chancellor earmarked $25 million for the school, changes oversight of college councils to prevent abuses, and the state inspector general and comptroller launched their own investigations.

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