December 2011 News Archive

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A forgotten citizen no longer

He played a major role in the creation of the New York Public

Library. Appointed consul general to Paris by President Abraham Lincoln, he helped dissuade a number of European countries from supporting the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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A wordsmith gets his due

John Bigelow transferred to Union College as a junior in 1834 and quickly established himself as one of the nerviest, wordiest and brightest students on campus.

He was a bookish fellow who grew extravagant side whiskers and hunkered down among the library stacks. Itching for an intellectual tussle, he engaged his volatile disposition in heated arguments about literature, philosophy and politics of the day with classmates, professors and even the president.

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Men's hockey team to play Harvard at Frozen Fenway

Union College, Harvard University, ECAC Hockey and Fenway Sports Group announced that the men's ice hockey contest between Union and Harvard on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. will now be played outdoors at Fenway Park as part of Sun Life Frozen Fenway 2012.

Read the rest of the story at the Union Athletics page by clicking here

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Campus mourns the loss of popular employee

The campus community is mourning the loss of Tonya Martinez-Hilton,

a popular 20-year member of the Union community who inspired hundreds of friends during her battle with cancer. She died Dec. 1, 2011 at the age of 42.

She joined the College on Jan. 4, 1992, as an employee of Dining Services, the first of many departments she would serve with her trademark warmth and humor.