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SUNY New Paltz students stand in solidarity for Michael Brown

SUNY New Paltz students stand in solidarity for Michael Brown

How long does it take to plan a successful protest? For SUNY New Paltz’s Black Student Union (BSU), about 40 minutes. Two hours after a grand jury verdict was announced that there was not enough probable cause to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, BSU president Rookie Reynoso posted...
SUNY New Paltz science and engineering programs get two big boosts

SUNY New Paltz science and engineering programs get two big boosts

This was a big week for the sciences at the state university at New Paltz. A week ago Tuesday the college won a $10-million highly competitive state grant for its new program in mechanical engineering plus an additional 10,000 square feet of office and lab space for new companies starting up in the state or...
SUNY New Paltz welcomes new students

SUNY New Paltz welcomes new students

The fall semester has officially kicked into first gear at SUNY New Paltz as 1,800 incoming freshmen and transfers moved into their dorm rooms last Thursday. Parents and students hustled piles of belongings under trees to keep them out of the rain, but the organized chaos moved faster when the sun briefly welcomed the new...
Scenes for HBO’s hit series Girls are shot at SUNY New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Scenes for HBO’s hit series Girls are shot at SUNY New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Photos by Brandon Missig   The SUNY New Paltz campus was filled with activity last week — a month before the beginning of the fall semester — when more than 100 people arrived to participate in the filming of HBO’s hit show Girls. Trucks filled with props, clothing and filming equipment arrived in front of...
Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Park Point developer Wilmorite has filed an Article 78 lawsuit against the Town of New Paltz, town officials said. It also appears that the SUNY New Paltz Foundation — the college’s non-profit fundraising group — is also a party in the suit suing the town. “We are not surprised by the litigation,” Supervisor Susan Zimet...
SUNY’s HELP for international ESL students thanks its community volunteers

SUNY’s HELP for international ESL students thanks its community volunteers

An “appreciation luncheon” was held at SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday, April 30 to thank volunteers in the community who help visiting international students at the college achieve fluency in English through SUNY’s Haggerty English Language Program (HELP) at the college’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Learning Center. SUNY New Paltz has a total...
SUNY New Paltz installs public artwork

SUNY New Paltz installs public artwork

The internationally renowned artist Tom Otterness will bring his 36-foot long outdoor sculpture Gulliver to the SUNY New Paltz campus this Thursday, May 15. The outdoor sculpture will remain on campus through the end of 2014. Gulliver will be located on the Fine Art Building Plaza at the center of campus, near the Sojourner Truth...
SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

SUNY New Paltz’s Distinguished Speaker Series announces that Ed Carroll, chief operating officer at AMC Networks, will speak on “The ‘New’ Golden Age of Television” on Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., in Lecture Center 100/102 on the New Paltz campus. A dessert reception for ticket holders will follow the event. In his talk, Carroll will...
Longtime SUNY New Paltz journalism prof pens story of America’s greatest muckraker

Longtime SUNY New Paltz journalism prof pens story of America’s greatest muckraker

In its ideal form, investigative journalism is part detective story, part philosophical inquiry and part moral crusade. For Seymour “Sy” Hersh, the reporter who broke the stories about the My Lai massacre, the CIA spying on American citizens and torture at Abu Ghraib, his work included all of the above, with a fair helping of...
SUNY New Paltz hosts ceremony for new $30.5 million residence hall

SUNY New Paltz hosts ceremony for new $30.5 million residence hall

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday, Dec. 19 for a new campus dormitory that will provide housing for 225 students. “This new residence hall will play a critical role in meeting significant student demand for on-campus housing,” said college president Donald Christian in his opening remarks, noting that New Paltz...
SUNY New Paltz takes a hard look at H20

SUNY New Paltz takes a hard look at H20

All semester long at SUNY New Paltz, a certain tide has been rising. Flowing through the course work of roughly 200 undergraduates of all disciplines — including science, art and sociology — has been an investigation of water. Students did everything from testing local waterways, looking at how rain reacts to porous pavement on campus...
Making a difference with words

Making a difference with words

As a boy, James Ottaway, Jr. listened to his father share stories about his career in journalism. Last Thursday, over 60 years later, Ottaway took center stage at the Dennis O’Keefe memorial lecture series to relate his own experiences. The lecture at SUNY New Paltz’s Coykendall Science Building led the audiences of about 80 persons...