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August 22, 2013

Obama to visit region today


Tonawanda News —

Despite the aggressive tactics, the school isn’t immune to the problems. It enrolls approximately 3,300 undergraduate students, with about 1,400 of them residing in its dorms. And the cost of educating those students is going up every year, as salaries and benefits, along with other education issues, increase.

But NU champions its Vincentian core, which Hearn said drives it to serve the “fringe” and “modest.” It’s a driving force behind the school issuing $33 million in scholarships and other financial aid to its students in 2012 alone, he said.

It comes out to roughly one-third of the tuition money the school collects.

“Our school is mission-driven,” he said. “We’ve been tasked to assist those who may, in terms of sticker price, not be able to afford (school).”



THE PRESIDENT'S ITINERARY U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, released the following anticipated schedule of events for today's Western New York visit by President Barack Obama: • 10:30 a.m. - President Obama arrives in Buffalo on Air Force One. • 10:30 a.m. - Higgins, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials will greet the president on the tarmac as he arrives. • 10:40 a.m. - The president's motorcade will travel from the airport to the University at Buffalo. • 11:15 a.m. - President Obama will speak during an event at University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena. President Obama's trip is expected to cause some traffic tie-ups. The state Thruway Authority announced that drivers should be prepared for temporary road closures and slow or stopped traffic on the Thruway Thursday and Friday. The agency says drivers may not be allowed to enter the highway at some interchanges at certain times or may be unable to re-enter the highway from service plazas and rest areas. FOLLOW OBAMA'S VISIT ONLINE • Tonawanda News City Editor Neale Gulley and reporter Timothy Chipp will be inside Alumni Arena. Follow the president's visit live on our Twitter page, @tonanews and online at


Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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