Statement from CICU President on Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

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Statement from CICU President Mary Beth Labate on Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's legacy: 

“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will be remembered as a fierce advocate for students. She understood the power of higher education to improve lives and revitalize regional economies. A scientist herself, with degrees in microbiology and public health, her legacy includes many contributions to higher education, nationally and in the Rochester region. She was a strong, leading advocate for student aid programs and for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. On behalf of New York’s Independent Sector students and campuses, we are heartbroken over the loss of such a tireless advocate and courageous leader.”