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 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.

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President Harris reflects on race, power and privilege with CBS6

President David R. Harris recently announced a new initiative that will engage the campus community on issues of race and privilege in the country and at Union.

The President’s Initiative on Race, Power and Privilege comes in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the death last month of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Protesters have voiced their anger and frustration with systemic racism, police brutality and social inequality and have demanded change.

Harris shared his thoughts on the initiative and current events with Liz Bishop of CBS-6, the local CBS affiliate.

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Student's opinion featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently asked college students to assess the activist slogan "Defund the police."

John Pugliese '21, a political science major, was among those whose response was selected. A subscription may be required to read the full article.