November 2017 News Archive

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Union launches ‘Drive for $5M’ to celebrate the Ainlays

In support of President and Judith Gardner Ainlay’s leadership at the College for the past 12 years, Union is looking to “Drive for $5M.”

In the Drive for $5M campaign, the Annual Fund is working to raise $5 million in unrestricted funds by June 30, 2018. If the goal is hit, this will be the largest unrestricted Annual Fund amount ever raised at the College. 

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Parisian quartet returns to Union after debut

The Modigliani String Quartet performs on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The series is pleased to welcome back this astounding French ensemble in a program featuring Schubert’s Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703, Brahms’s C-minor Quartet, Op. 51, No. 1, Puccini’s I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), and Mendelssohn’s F-minor Quartet, Op. 80.

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Students participate in undergraduate health care competition at Wharton

Eight students took part in the fourth annual Wharton Undergraduate Health Management Conference and DaVita Case Competition in Philadelphia last weekend.

The two teams of four students each from Union competed against students from 18 other schools, including Bryn Mawr, Columbia, Drexel, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt and Yale.

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Union recognized for recycling and composting efforts

The College has been honored with a state award for its recycling and composting practices.

The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling gave Union its annual team award for “a group (public or private sector) whose actions have significantly reduced solid waste or have furthered waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and/or composting.”

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Pianist Paul Lewis returns to Union concert series

Renowned pianist Paul Lewis performs on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The Series welcomes back the elegant British pianist in a program of Haydn’s C-major (Hob. XVI:50) and G-major (Hob. XVI:40) sonatas, Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles, Op. 126, and Brahms’s 6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118.

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The incredible (and mostly forgotten) ordeal of Captain Herman C. Kluge ‘05

Captain Herman C. Kluge, a member of Union’s Class of 1905, is one of the leaders of tenacious American-commanded guerilla units battling the Japanese in the mountains of northern Luzon. The Japanese are familiar with Kluge. The guerillas are making life miserable for them with reconnaissance missions and frequent ambushes of their supply trucks along the trails. A bounty is placed on his head.

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Union's first service animal more than man's best friend

Four legs, floppy ears, and a wet nose don’t seem to fit the typical description of someone equipped to help with disabilities, but in the case of Shayna this description is just enough when paired with years of training.

Shayna, an almost 9-month-old German shepherd, is in training with Sara Covelli a senior environmental policy major, to eventually work as her full time service dog.

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Union to observe Veterans Day with alumni speakers

Union College will honor those who have served in the armed forces with a Veterans Day breakfast Friday, Nov. 10 (from 8-10 a.m.) in the Nott Memorial.

Frank “Tad” Knight ’68, U.S. Air Force, will welcome attendees and give remarks before guest speaker Dr. John “Jack” Gold ’64 presents “Memories of Vietnam.”