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Jandoli School to receive $750,000 in federal funding for technology upgrades

Mar 25, 2024

The Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University will receive $750,000 in federal funding for technology upgrades that are part of the overall Murphy Building renovations.

The offices of U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced the funding allocation today.

“The Jandoli School of Communication is thankful for the support of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand in pushing for this funding that will help transform the educational experience for our students,” said Aaron Chimbel, dean of the Jandoli School. “As media, journalism and how we communicate change rapidly, our students need the latest technology and equipment to thrive. This funding will help significantly.”

The money will pay for upgrades to the Koop Lab TV studio — including set, lighting, cameras and control room; WSBU Radio, which will eventually move from Reilly Center to Murphy in the renovation; podcast studios; and computers, monitors and cable.

Phase I of the Jandoli School renovations is scheduled to begin this summer. The Murphy Building enhancements are a major pillar in the university’s $125 million Bolder Bonaventure fundraising campaign.

The federal funding is part of the 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. Out of 167 regional universities in the North, St. Bonaventure was ranked #6 for value and #14 for innovation by U.S. News and World Report (2024).