Union in the Media

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Wall Street Journal: College Board eliminates SAT subject tests

The College Board is eliminating SAT subject tests, as the pandemic accelerates a push for changes in college admissions.

Matt Malatesta, vice president for admissions, financial aid and enrollment, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about the impact of the decision. A subscription may be required to read the article.

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Union College Chemistry & Biochemistry Club featured in publication

The Union College Chemistry and Biochemistry Club was mentioned in a recent issue of Chemical and Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

The article showcases how ACS student chapters are adapting during the pandemic.

Union's chapter had its origins in 1914 as the Chemical Society, which folded in 1929. It was reorganized as the Chemistry Club in the fall of 1937, according to the "Encyclopedia of Union College History." Biochemistry was added in the last decade.

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Marking 100 years of radio at Union

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.”

The broadcast 100 years ago made Union the first college station, and the first licensed station of any kind, to air regularly scheduled programs.

The Daily Gazette featured the milestone in a recent story (a subscription may be required).

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Union's diversity efforts featured in the Albany Business Review

President David Harris announced the creation of a four-member leadership team and a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusion.

A story on the announcement appeared in The Albany Business Review with the headline, "How Union College is stepping up its diversity efforts (and what others can learn from its strategy)." A subscription may be required to view the article.

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Local media highlights how Union is supporting students in quarantine

The first wave of students returning for the fall arrived this week. The 56 students includes mostly international students and those traveling from states on New York’s travel advisory list who are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York.

Local media visited campus to learn how Union is taking care of its students in quarantine:

Daily Gazette (subscription may be required to read article)

News10 (ABC affiliate)

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New York State Writers Institute features President David Harris

President David Harris was recently interviewed by Paul Grondahl, the director of the New York State Writers Institute, for its program The Conversation.

Now in its 36th year, the Writers Institute is one of the nation’s pre-eminent literary presentation organizations. It has hosted a dozen Nobel laureates and highly-acclaimed writers and thought leaders from around the world.

To listen to the episode, visit the website.