August 2017 News Archive

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Nemett’s art at home in "When We Lived Here"

Artist Laini Nemett explores the concept of home through collaged architectural environments she creates from cardboard models and large-scale oil paintings in “When We Lived Here,” now at the Mandeville Gallery in the Nott Memorial.

The exhibition includes 32 works by Nemett, the John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Union.

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President Stephen C. Ainlay to step down after current academic year

Union College President Stephen C. Ainlay and John Kelly III ’76, chair of the board of trustees, today announced that Ainlay will step down as president at the end of the upcoming academic year.

When he ends his tenure June 30, 2018, Ainlay will have completed 12 years of distinguished leadership at Union.

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Making waves: Race, radio and the legacy of Wendell King ‘24

At 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 1920, Union’s student-operated radio station conducted a historic broadcast. Using a 150-watt transmitter from a studio in a shack behind the electrical engineering building with the antenna strung between two trees, the half-hour broadcast opened with tenor John Steel’s “Tell Me Little Gypsy.”

Back then, the station signed on as 2ADD. Those were the personal call letters of Wendell W. King ’24, the chief engineer and an avid amateur radio hobbyist.

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Union prepares to welcome Class of 2021

Union will officially welcome the Class of 2021 when students begin moving in on Sunday, Sept. 3.

The 573 students in the incoming class were selected from record 6,676 applications, one of the most impressive admissions cycles in the school’s history.