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Joint statement from University at Buffalo President John Simpson and Congressman Brian Higgins regarding the Statler Towers

Jan 19, 2010
Press Release

“Today’s meeting involved a good discussion about the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan and the university’s role in the economic development of our community.

“We agree that the planned move of UB’s five health-related schools to Downtown Buffalo is an immediate priority, representing a great opportunity to jump-start an innovation-based economy and we will work to examine additional opportunities toward this goal.

“Today’s dialogue also left open the concept of locating the Law School in downtown Buffalo, within the context of UB’s overall master planning. It also opened the door to the university’s involvement in the community’s planning about the best future use of the Statler Towers."