Posts tagged "SUNY 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...
Paul Brown’s accent on New Paltz – Dormitory woes

Paul Brown’s accent on New Paltz – Dormitory woes

For the past four years SUNY New Paltz college president Don Christian and CRREO chief Gerry Benjamin have been making the case to our community that they desperately need ten new buildings, 732 new beds and 228 new rental ‘units’ in order for the college to survive; that by providing housing for transfer students, the...
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,...
Rapper nikmoody to release “Farewellcome Vol. 1”

Rapper nikmoody to release “Farewellcome Vol. 1”

For Nick Taldi, also known as the rapper nikmoody, the better part of a year has been a struggle to bring one project to a close. That project is the EP “Farewellcome Vol. 1,” which comes out on Aug. 20. “We started recording probably last November. And I had like this huge list of things...
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 theatre Arts Department veteran Paparone to retire

SUNY New Paltz theatre Arts Department veteran Paparone to retire

It’s the end of a beautiful theatrical era and the birth of a new Joe Paparone epic. The 43-year veteran of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Theatre Arts — which helped to birth such talents as John Turturro, Emmy Award-winner Michael Badalucco (The Practice), Cindy Katz and Chicago Broadway star Larry Yando — has...
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason headline concert at SUNY New Paltz to benefit Elting Memorial Library

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason headline concert at SUNY New Paltz to benefit Elting Memorial Library

A benefit concert for the Elting Memorial Library’s children’s programming will headline Grammy Award-winners Jay Ungar and Molly Mason as well as Mike & Ruthy, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower at the Studley Theatre on the SUNY New Paltz campus on Sunday, May 26. According to Raymundo Rodriguez-Jackson, a longtime employee of the...
Cancer survivors, friends ready for Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, friends ready for Relay For Life

When Relay For Life comes to SUNY New Paltz, cancer survivors and the people who care for them will have a chance to fight cancer on the racetrack this Sunday, April 28. It won’t be the first time. “We’ve been having the event in New Paltz, annually, since 2004. This last year was a big...
Food not fracking unites community and campus

Food not fracking unites community and campus

On Thursday, April 4 at the SUNY New Paltz farmers’ market, farmers and local food enthusiasts joined together with those fighting fracking in New York and former Congressman Maurice Hinchey to show that what binds us together is stronger than gas industry money and influence. Hundreds of students and the community sampled locally grown food,...
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...