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Ambitious goals set for SUNY New Paltz

Ambitious goals set for SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz administrators have set out some ambitious goals to achieve in the next five years, including reducing the average length of time it takes students to earn degrees and increasing the number of students who stick around from one year to the next. Doing so in the context of limited state aid and...
SUNY New Paltz students walk out, demand tuition freeze

SUNY New Paltz students walk out, demand tuition freeze

Protesting the so-called “rational tuition policy” imposed under the SUNY2020 plan, students walked out of classes at noon on Friday, some with the support of their professors. The walkout was organized by New York Students Rising, a theoretically statewide organization that has its most robust presence on the New Paltz campus. Students at several other...
SUNY New Paltz Police trained and geared for quick response to armed intruders

SUNY New Paltz Police trained and geared for quick response to armed intruders

As of presstime, there had been 22 separate school shootings in the US during 2015, resulting in 19 fatalities and 38 people injured. It happens so often these days that incidents with few casualties barely get a mention in the national media; but some, like the October 1 attacks at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg,...
SUNY New Paltz welcomes 1,100 freshmen students and their families on moving-in day

SUNY New Paltz welcomes 1,100 freshmen students and their families on moving-in day

Suitcases, cardboard boxes and many, many plastic storage containers and crates holding a school year’s worth of clothing and personal belongings were carried and carted into 14 residence halls throughout SUNY New Paltz last Thursday, August 20. Trashcans on campus, filling up fast with empty boxes that had just packaged desk lamps and other dorm...
New 225-occupant residence hall opens at SUNY New Paltz

New 225-occupant residence hall opens at SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 11 to officially open its newest student residence. Ridgeview Hall, a three-story, 69,000-square-foot structure built at a cost of $33 million, will provide on-campus housing for 225 undergraduates. Inaugural residents include first-year, transfer and returning students. Ridgeview Hall is the 14th residence hall on campus....
SUNY New Paltz graduates 1,857 students at undergraduate ceremonies last Sunday (with photo gallery)

SUNY New Paltz graduates 1,857 students at undergraduate ceremonies last Sunday (with photo gallery)

[portfolio_slideshow id=9582] Photos by Lauren Thomas   Observing the lengthy procession of proud and happy about-to-be graduates filing into the Old Main Quad at SUNY New Paltz for undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, it was hard not to think about where the 1,857 students receiving a degree that day would find a place...
SUNY New Paltz Neanderthal Project seeks ancient answers

SUNY New Paltz Neanderthal Project seeks ancient answers

A man with a pronounced forehead stands before you, holding a makeshift bludgeon. He’s slouched, muscular and a little crude. Uncouth and covered in hair, he wears a simple garment made from animal hide. When you look at him, he’s familiar — but not quite totally human. He’s something other. When most people hear the word...
Students protest SUNY police award for national campus drug bust record.

Students protest SUNY police award for national campus drug bust record.

Uncharitably dismissed by some as “toy cops,” college campus security officers may get somewhat more respect than Rodney Dangerfield, but not by much. So it was an unusual moment in the limelight for the SUNY New Paltz Police last week when officials from the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of New York State came to campus...
SUNY New Paltz to host panel discussion: "Challenging the Attacks on Public Education"

SUNY New Paltz to host panel discussion: “Challenging the Attacks on Public Education”

SUNY New Paltz will host “Challenging the Attacks on Public Education: Carrying on the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement” on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Coykendall science auditorium on the New Paltz campus. The program is free and open to the public. While corporate education policymakers claim to be advocates of civil...
Electronic vehicle charging stations unveiled at SUNY New Paltz campus lots

Electronic vehicle charging stations unveiled at SUNY New Paltz campus lots

In a move designed to help create a “new car-culture” on campus, SUNY New Paltz has installed six electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for use by faculty, staff, students and visitors. The Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) expects the stations to play an important role in fulfilling the Campus Sustainability Plan, signed by president Donald...
SUNY New Paltz ranked No. 1 in drug arrests for 2013

SUNY New Paltz ranked No. 1 in drug arrests for 2013

Among college campuses nationwide, SUNY New Paltz ranked No. 1 in drug arrests per capita for 2013, according to a recent report utilizing federal data. And in terms of drug arrests at State University of New York branches, New Paltz wasn’t alone. SUNY New Paltz ranked first with 105 on-campus arrests in 2013, or 13.9...
Dorsky’s upcoming Videofreex exhibition preserves memories of electronics revolution

Dorsky’s upcoming Videofreex exhibition preserves memories of electronics revolution

Next Saturday, February 7, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY-New Paltz campus will officially kick off its 2015 spring season with an opening reception for not one but four exhibitions that will run simultaneously. One, titled “Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction,” has already been open to the public...