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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...
SUNY New Paltz’s Jaklin Levine-Pritzker is a contract major in social change

SUNY New Paltz’s Jaklin Levine-Pritzker is a contract major in social change

At age 14, most teenagers are focused on the issues in their own lives — overprotective parents, adjusting to high school and problems with their first love. However, Jaklin Levine-Pritzker saw the bigger picture — the effects of injustice and poverty. “The first time I knew I had to be involved with humanitarian work was...
Welcome students: Adjusting to life at SUNY New Paltz and beyond

Welcome students: Adjusting to life at SUNY New Paltz and beyond

Photos by Lauren Thomas   This isn’t New York. The thought rushed through my head several times during my two-hour trip to New Paltz. As soon as the Thruway wrapped into Sloatsburg, New York City seemed light years away — with each mile, the knot in my gut coiled tighter. Commercial shopping plazas grew few,...
Nearly $100M in construction to start at SUNY New Paltz in the fall

Nearly $100M in construction to start at SUNY New Paltz in the fall

In terms of construction, SUNY New Paltz is in for some good news: Two projects are finished and New York State — by releasing needed funding — has put two delayed building projects back on track. New Paltzians have already noticed work at the big college parking lot on Route 32. That work is done,...
SUNY New Paltz projects will face delay

SUNY New Paltz projects will face delay

A glut of building projects in the State University of New York system will mean delays on two projects here at home. SUNY New Paltz’s new Science Building and renovations to the Sojourner Truth Library — amounting to $62.3 million of upgrades — will have to wait, college officials said. “We have the funding in...
SUNY students’ Think Thrift Club grows

SUNY students’ Think Thrift Club grows

Natalie Skoblow knows that high fashion and high prices don’t always have to go together. The SUNY New Paltz sophomore is the founder of the campus’s Think Thrift Club. “These major corporations — like Forever 21 and H&M — they’re producing all this new stuff. But there’s so many items of clothing that go to...
Final public hearing on Jan. 14 seeks input on Park Point

Final public hearing on Jan. 14 seeks input on Park Point

People looking to say their piece in person about Wilmorite’s proposed Park Point student housing project in New Paltz have one opportunity left to do so. New Paltz’s town planning board is scheduled to close its public hearing on the 732-bed rental facility next Monday evening, January 14, at the town hall. Wilmorite wants to...
SUNY New Paltz students’ video a nationwide finalist

SUNY New Paltz students’ video a nationwide finalist

Only four video submissions from around the country were recently selected for Polartec’s Made Possible Challenge, and the SUNY New Paltz Outing Club’s entry made the cut. Polartec, which bills itself as manufacturer of “the world’s finest outdoor performance fabrics,” has sponsored the competition for college outdoor organizations for the past three years, with last...