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Photo gallery from Move-in Day featured in Daily Gazette

Union officially welcomed the Class of 2023 when students begin moving in on Sunday, Sept. 8.

More than 6,000 applicants vied to join the incoming class of 552 students in one of the most competitive admissions processes in the school’s history.

The students come from 27 states and the District of Columbia. They represent 15 countries, including Cambodia, China, Ghana, Morocco and Poland.

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Union College Week on "The Academic Minute"

Five faculty members were featured as part of Union College Week on WAMC's "The Academic Minute."

The daily program features professors from colleges and universities around the world sharing their research. It airs on public radio stations across the country.

Krisanna M. Scheiter, associate professor of philosophy: Aristotle on the Virtue of Vengeance.

Carol Weisse, professor of psychology and director of Health Professions: Lessons Learned at the Bedside of the Dying.

Lori J. Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, and professor of political science: Feminist Cringe Comedies.

Andrew Morris, associate professor of history: When Natural Disasters Became National Disasters.

Mary K. Carroll, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry: How Do We Make Buildings More Energy-Efficient?

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Brad Hays, associate professor of political science, discusses Supreme Court on WAMC

Bradley Hays, associate professor of political science, was a recent guest on Congressional Corner on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. He discussed the Supreme Court, which is in a period of transition.

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.

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NBC News highlights study by Union professor on conspiracy theories

Research by Josh Hart, associate professor of psychology, that suggests that people with certain personality traits and cognitive styles are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories, was highlighted in an op-ed on NBCNews.com.

Hart's research was published last fall in the Journal of Individual Differences.

Hart joined Union in 2007.

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New book by Union professor Andrew Feffer recommended for summer reading

A new book by Andrew Feffer, professor of history, was recommended in a Times Union roundup of local authors to read for the summer.

Feffer's book, "Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism and the Origins of McCarthyism," is a look back at the Rapp-Coudert Committee. The committee held a series of private and public hearings in the 1940s in which hundreds of educators were interrogated, threatened and in many cases, fired, for their alleged Communist ties.

Feffer joined Union in 1989.

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Union celebrates its 225th Commencement

Union celebrated its 225th Commencement on Sunday, June 16. Nearly 500 students in the Class of 2019 received their degrees during the ceremony.

Susan Zirinsky, the president and senior executive producer of CBS News, was the featured speaker. She received an honorary doctorate of letters degree.

The College also awarded an honorary doctorate of letters degree to Deborah Margolin, a playwright, actor and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. Margolin is Professor of the Practice in Yale University’s undergraduate Theater Studies Program.

Several local media outlets provided coverage of the ceremony (subscription may be required):