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Award-winning NPR foreign correspondent named James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism

Award-winning NPR foreign correspondent named James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism

Deborah Amos, an award-winning foreign correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), has been named the 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz. Amos will join the faculty in the spring of 2013 for a two-week residency of workshops and guest speaking on broadcast and multimedia journalism and international reporting. Amos’s...
Student, professors, residents weigh in on SUNY’s Park Point

Student, professors, residents weigh in on SUNY’s Park Point

College officials and developer Wilmorite have seized on Nov. 2’s public hearing for Park Point, the proposed on-campus apartment complex, as a clear sign of progress. That hearing, before the New Paltz Town Planning Board, played out before a standing-room-only crowd that filled Town Hall with at least 70 people. A majority of people who...
Students organize protests against tuition increases, privatization

Students organize protests against tuition increases, privatization

A group of SUNY-New Paltz students are rising up against ever-increasing tuition and their belief that the SUNY/CUNY system is becoming increasing less public and more privatized. “We’re a chapter of a SUNY-wide group, New York Students Rising, that is focused on protecting public education, access to public education for the public good, which was...
Multicultural Education conference focuses on equity and social justice

Multicultural Education conference focuses on equity and social justice

The School of Education at SUNY New Paltz, in collaboration with local educational organizations, will hold its 18th annual Multicultural Education Conference titled, “Hope-Challenges-Solutions: Reclaiming Educational Equity and Social Justice with Alliances and Action,” on Friday, Nov. 2, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building on the New Paltz campus. The...
Artist Barbara Bash shows how forms of writing evolved

Artist Barbara Bash shows how forms of writing evolved

“In ancient times, a way to connect to the power of the word was to draw it. In the act of drawing, an exchange of energy happens, and you receive some of that power.” Artist, illustrator, and calligraphic performer Barbara Bash is speaking in front of an expanse of white paper taped to the wall...
New students disembark at New Paltz

New students disembark at New Paltz

In a packed line leading to a service door of Shango Hall, parents, siblings and students waited last Thursday to bring loads of gear into the SUNY New Paltz dorm. Nearby a cluster of sorority girls from Sigma Delta Tau, giggling and talking amongst themselves, stood under the shade of a tree in a tight...
College welcomes 1,850 new first-year and transfer students

College welcomes 1,850 new first-year and transfer students

SUNY New Paltz will welcome 1,155 new first-year students to the College during the annual Moving-in Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23. The new students will be joined for the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 27, by 695 transfer students, for a total of 1,850 new students. According to L. David...
More than 1,500 graduate at SUNY New Paltz commencement

More than 1,500 graduate at SUNY New Paltz commencement

Families, friends and educators flooded the Old Main Quadrangle this past Sunday morning to celebrate the 2012 SUNY New Paltz commencement, which included 1,291 undergraduates and 231 graduate candidates. As the graduates marched into the Old Main seating area outdoors, people crowded against the exterior fencing to try to wave to their graduate, take a...
SUNY New Paltz to celebrate commencement on May 20

SUNY New Paltz to celebrate commencement on May 20

SUNY New Paltz will hold its May undergraduate gommencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. this Sunday, May 20, on the Old Main Quadrangle. The graduate ceremony will be held on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in the same location. This year, there are more than 1,900 undergraduate and 605 graduate degrees being conferred. There...
SUNY New Paltz inaugurates Donald Christian as president

SUNY New Paltz inaugurates Donald Christian as president

SUNY New Paltz should evolve to meet the challenges of a post-Great Recession America, and it can do so stressing educational quality, selective admissions and cross-disciplinary thinking, newly inaugurated collage President Donald P. Christian told his audience last weekend. “I tip my hat to the seven past presidents of the modern college at New Paltz,”...
Dr. Donald P. Christian will be sworn in as SUNY New Paltz president next Friday

Dr. Donald P. Christian will be sworn in as SUNY New Paltz president next Friday

Former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Dr. Donald P. Christian has served as interim president of SUNY New Paltz since Steven G. Poskanzer stepped down from the post of president in June 2010. But apparently the trustees of the college saw him as no mere placeholder, since the requisite national search for a...
Students for Sustainable Agriculture prepare for the growing season

Students for Sustainable Agriculture prepare for the growing season

SUNY New Paltz students who were not satisfied with what they were eating at school decided to do something about it and organized the Students for Sustainable Agriculture club. The group formed around the idea of bringing local, sustainable food and community to the college. “It mostly got started around issues with campus food, but...