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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Union's commencement featured in the Daily Gazette

Union celebrated its commencement on Sunday, June 12, with more than 500 members of the Class of 2022.

The featured speaker was Kate White '72.One of the first women to graduate from Union after the College began enrolling women full-time in 1970, White is a New York Times best-selling suspense novelist and former magazine editor-in-chief.

The Daily Gazette featured White and other members of her class in a front-page story about their experiences.

The newspaper also featured a photo gallery from commencement.

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Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics and astronomy, quoted in New York Times and Today

Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics and astronomy, was recently quoted in the New York Times for a piece about punctuality in a time of a pandemic. Orzel's latest book is “A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks.”

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Orzel was also quoted on Today.com about a woman whose two ceramic bowls got stuck together after dishwashing captured the attention of Twitter.

Orzel joined Union in 2001.

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Moderna co-founder Robert Langer speaks with WAMC and the Times Union in advance of Union visit

Renowned chemical engineer Robert Langer, a pioneer in the development of the mRNA vaccines used to help combat COVID-19, will speak Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

He recently appeared on WAMC, Northeast Radio's The Roundtable, to discuss his visit to Union. 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.

Langer also spoke to the Times Union. A subscription may be required to access the content.

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Marcus Hotaling, director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center and president of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, quoted in The Hechinger Report

Marcus Hotaling, director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center and president of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, was quoted in The Hechinger Report in a piece about the student mental health crisis.

The AUCCCD is the largest organization of campus mental health leaders in the world

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Washington Post features op-ed on daylight saving time by Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics and astronomy

Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics and astronomy, touches on the origins of daylight saving time in his latest book, “A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks.”

In response to the recent Senate vote to end the annual practice, Orzel shared his thoughts in an op-ed published by the Washington Post's Made By History feature.

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Repairs to the historic Nott Memorial featured in the Daily Gazette and Times Union

The Nott Memorial reopened on May 19, 2022.

The Nott Memorial, the centerpiece of Union's historic campus, is undergoing repairs to fix a leaky roof.

So for about the next three months, the College's marvelous feat of High Victorian Gothic is off limits to the campus and the public. It is the longest closure for the Nott since it went offline for nearly 18 months as it underwent an extensive multi-million dollar restoration completed in time for the College’s bicentennial in 1995.

Both the Times Union and the Daily Gazette featured photo galleries of the ongoing work.

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Professor Alexander Sweger says don't fear a Joro spider invasion

Alexander Sweger, visiting assistant professor of biological sciences, shared his expertise with the Times Union about new research which indicates the Joro spider could spread to much of the East Coast in the coming year.

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Union College Choir's upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall featured in the Daily Gazette

The Daily Gazette recently featured the Union College Choir, which will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall, the midtown Manhattan concert venue that is revered for its beauty, acoustics and history.

The March 20 performance in Zankel Hall is set for 6 p.m.

It will be followed by a singing engagement at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. on March 22.

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