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 Deidre Hill Butler profiled in the Daily Gazette

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology, director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and academic chief diversity officer, was recently profiled in the Daily Gazette. She was featured in the newspaper's Outlook 2021, which focuses on area leaders.

A subscription may be required to read the article.

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Union professor's study on conspiracy theories mentioned in New York Times

A study on conspiracy theories by Joshua Hart, associate professor of psychology, and his student, Molly Graether ‘17, was cited by Thomas B. Edsall in a column in the New York Times. A subscription may be required to access the column.

The 2018 research suggests that people with certain personality traits and cognitive styles are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.

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President Harris shares thoughts on the pandemic's impact on campus with WAMC

President David R. Harris recently spoke with WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, about the impact of COVID-19 on the campus and lessons for other colleges and universities this winter.

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 interview, visit the website.

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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).