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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...
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...