February 2012 News Archive

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Union's hometown ranked fourth nationally for jobs

Union now has one more reason to be proud of its location. 

In Forbes' annual list of "Best Cities for Jobs," released Tuesday, the Albany-Schenectady area was ranked fourth out of the country's 100 largest metro areas due to its thriving technology sector. Cities were ranked by a variety of statistics including unemployment rate, household income and projected job growth.

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Dear John: Bigelow letters go digital

Shortly after John Bigelow edited and published the lost

manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s groundbreaking autobiography in 1868, he shipped several copies to Charles Dickens, an old friend.

The men, who met years earlier in London, had recently socialized during one of Dickens’s reading tours in the United States.

The tour had taken a toll on Dickens’s health.

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Noted novelist Richard Russo: A sense of place amid absurdity of life

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo, whose novels draw heavily from his experiences growing up in the foothills of the Adirondacks, delivered the keynote address at Founders Day Thursday, Feb. 23. The event commemorates the 217th anniversary of the College’s charter.

To read a story in the Times Unionclick here.

 

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Downtrodden Gloversville an inspiration to author Richard Russo

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo, whose novels draw heavily from his experiences growing up in the foothills of the Adirondacks, delivered the keynote address at Founders Day Thursday, Feb. 23. The event commemorates the 217th anniversary of the College’s charter.

To read a story in the Daily Gazetteclick here.

 

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"Go, Dog, Go" the focus of literature lecture

Shakespeare scholar Stephen Booth will present a lecture entitled “Go, Dog. Go!: A Map of the Beautiful” on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:15 p.m. in the Nott Memorial. 

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Volunteer of the Week

This week’s Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week is Jennifer Rodriguez ’12.

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Founders Day interview with author Richard Russo and President Stephen Ainlay

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo, whose novels draw heavily from his experiences growing up in the foothills of the Adirondacks, delivered the keynote address at Founders Day Thursday, Feb. 23. The event commemorates the 217th anniversary of the College’s charter.

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Author Richard Russo helps College celebrate Founders Day

In Richard Russo’s epic novel Bridge of Sighs, the character Lucy Lynch chooses to spend his life in his hometown of Thomaston. By contrast, Lynch’s childhood friend, Robert Noonan, can’t wait to escape the fictional town in upstate New York and heads to Venice, never to return.

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Union's a cappella groups vie for championship title

For the second year, the three Union a cappella groups, The Garnet Minstrelles, The Dutch Pipers and Eliphalets, will be competing against other college groups in the invitational “Thruway: A Sing Off” competition to earn the title of “Champions of the Thruway.” 

The Midnight Ramblers from the University of Rochester, University of Connecticut’s Chordials and Colgate’s Dischords will be the visiting schools who will face off against Union.