Union in the Media

Union’s faculty, staff and students are often mentioned in local, national and international media outlets. Among the outlets that have highlighted Union include the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, U.S. News and World Report, MONEY and the Associated Press.

Content on Union’s news site has been honored by the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE).

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Professor Zoe Oxley quoted in USA Today

Zoe Oxley, professor of political science, was quoted in USA Today about how young people perceive the presidency and politics.

The story referenced earlier research by Oxley and others that focused on what do kids think about the presidency and the president, and how does this compare to what children thought in the 1950s?

To read the USA Today story, visit the website. A subscription may be required to access the content.

The research was featured earlier in The Conversation.

Oxley joined Union in 1998.

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Groundbreaking for new home for men's and women's ice hockey attracts media attention

President David R. Harris joined city, county and state officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mohawk Harbor Event Center. The $50 million, 97,178-square foot multi-purpose event center features a 2,200-seat ice hockey rink with capacity expanding to 3,600 for other sporting events, trade shows, special events and conventions. The College has negotiated a long-term lease with the developer for the arena to host the school’s Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs.

Among the media outlets on hand for the event were WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, the Times Union, Daily Gazette, WRGB and WTEN.

The event center is scheduled to be completed in time for both Garnet Chargers teams to play in their new home for the 2025-26 season.

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Union College students express themselves at intersection of art and technology

WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, recently did a feature showcasing the Visual Arts Department 's classes that blend art and technology open to all: Digital Fabrication, Physical Computing and Real & Recorded Time.

Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

To listen to the piece, please visit the website.

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Latest gift from the Templetons mentioned in media outlets

Class of 1980 graduates Rich and Mary Templeton, whose $51 million gift announced in 2020 was the largest in Union’s history, have given another $40 million to strengthen the College’s distinctive integration of the liberal arts, engineering and computer science.

A number of media outlets mentioned the gift, including the Times Union, the Daily Gazette, the Albany Business Review , the Chronicle of Philanthropy and WNYT-13, the local NBC affiliate.

A subscription may be required to access the content from any of the outlets.

The news originally appeared on the College's website.

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Essay by Professor Lori Marso published by Los Angeles Review of Books

The Los Angeles Review of Books recently published an essay by Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies.

Marso's essay reviews novelist Christine Smallwood's book about a classic Chantal Akerman film, “La Captive” to ask to whom, and to what, we are captive. Does making art in or about captivity move us towards freedom?

Marso is a regular contributor to The Los Angeles Review of Books.

To read Marso’s latest essay, visit the website.

Marso joined Union in 1997.

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Professor Donald Rodbell featured in Daily Gazette

The Daily Gazette featured Donald Rodbell, the Jane and John Wold Professor of Geosciences, in its "Getting to Know" feature. A subscription may be required to access the article.

Rodbell, who joined Union in 1993, was recently awarded the Israel C. Russell Award of the Geological Society of America.

The award, given by the Geological Society of America Limnogeology Division, honors major achievements in limnogeology through contributions in research, teaching and service. Rodbell, also a recent Stillman Research Prize winner, has been studying and teaching about lake paleoclimate records for more than 30 years.

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President David Harris shares thoughts on artificial intelligence with Trusteeship magazine

President David Harris shared his thoughts with Trusteeship magazine for an article titled, "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Higher Education."

During his Convocation remarks last fall, Harris focused on AI as one of his themes.

Noting closing phrase of the College’s vision statement to develop “every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows,” Harris said Union must lean into the ample opportunities offered by generative AI.

He asserted that Union has positioned itself to thrive in the complex and evolving environment.

“With the combination of liberal arts and computer science and engineering, our students will contemplate the ethics and practical generations of generative AI from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective while developing the skills expected from future employers,” he said.

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Los Angeles Review of Books publishes essay by Professor Lori Marso

The Los Angeles Review of Books recently published an essay, "Burn Book: On “Priscilla” and Sofia Coppola’s White Girls" by Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies.

Considering the fact that Coppola's films always feature beautiful, suffering white girls, Marso asks: "Can the white girl aesthetic be pried open? To move beyond it, must we burn it?"

To read Marso’s essay, visit the website.

Marso joined Union in 1997.