September 2015 News Archive

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Young people’s dissatisfaction with politics focus of talk

Former Union political science professor Richard L. Fox returns to campus Wednesday, Oct. 7, to discuss his latest book, “Running From Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics.”

His talk, at 5 p.m. in the Nott Memorial, is free and open to the public.

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Union part of diverse coalition to improve college admission process

Union is joining a new group of diverse public and private colleges and universities created to improve the college admission application process for all students.

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college.

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Volunteer of the Month: Colleen Lovely '16

Colleen Lovely ‘16

Hometown: Guilderland, N.Y.

Major: Classics and Anthropology double major

Activities: Alpha Delta Lambda sorority, Classics Club, Pep Band, Admissions Office senior intern and emergency medical technician for UCEMS. 

Passionate about:

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Bridging the gap: Income inequality focus of unique course at Union

Union has joined the national conversation over income inequality with an informative and innovative new course this term.

Drawing on the expertise of professors from history, economics, psychology, literature, political science, biology, environmental studies and sociology, “Inequality: Economic and Social Perspectives,” allows students to explore an issue prominent in the news. The topic is also a central theme in the 2016 presidential election campaign.

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Father of multiple intelligences theory to be first speaker for revamped Feigenbaum Forum

Howard Gardner, an internationally-renowned psychologist who developed the theory of multiple intelligences that revolutionized how educators teach their students, will be the inaugural speaker for the Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity.

Gardner’s talk is Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial. It is free and open to the public.

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Rathskeller reborn: Burgers, shakes and more return

Marc Donovan had a sinking feeling as he descended the steps to the basement of Old Chapel. A burst water main buried beneath the circle

outside the Chapel sent thousands of gallons of water rushing down the staircase and into the Rathskeller and other spaces on campus.

Donovan, the assistant director of Facilities Services, knew he was facing a disaster on this July night in 2014.

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Union to become smoke free

Union College will become a tobacco/smoke-free environment effective July 1, 2016. The initiative, which is supported by senior staff and the Board of Trustees, bans tobacco use and implements smoke-free policies for buildings and/or on property owned or leased by the College.

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Book program for WWII troops focus of talk, new exhibit at Union

Molly Guptill Manning, a lawyer and author of the best-selling book, "When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II," will discuss her work Monday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Manning’s talk is part of the Common Curriculum Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public.

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Union honored for diversity efforts, STEM leadership

Union has been named a winner of a HEED Award by Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

This marks the third straight year the school has been honored by the magazine, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.