July 2014 News Archive

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College to build new residence hall for upperclass

The College has proposed building a three-story, 38,420 square-foot apartment style residence on Roger Hull Place and Park Place that will give students another residential housing option.

The 80-bed building will consist of fully furnished four-, three-and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has common living space (kitchen and living room), two bathrooms and closets.

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Power play: New lights for Messa Rink highlight summer projects list

Think the spotlight that shone on the NCAA Division I men’s hockey national champions couldn’t get any brighter? Think again.

When the team raises the championship banner at its home opener against American International Oct. 10, Messa Rink at Achilles Center will be illuminated by a new, innovative LED lighting system that to those on the ice and in the bleachers will seem like, well, night and day.

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President Ainlay part of global effort to make college accessible for low-income students

President Stephen C. Ainlay joined college leaders from across the country who met recently at the College for Every Student (CFES) Center in Essex, N.Y., to develop strategies to help 1 million low-income students attain college degrees by 2025.

Union is a partner with CFES, a nonprofit organization committed “to raising the academic aspirations and performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college.”

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Rite of summer: Campers flock to campus

Not long after the last name of graduating seniors is called at Commencement, the campus mood shifts into summer camp mode.

Gone are most of the 2,200 students who call Union home from September to June; instead, they are replaced by just over half that number of young people exploring their academic and athletic interests.