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 featured in MONEY's 75 schools that meet full financial aid

MONEY magazine recently posted an article offering consumers a primer on financial aid at colleges. The piece features extensive comments on how the process works from Matt Malatesta ‘91, vice president for Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment.

The article also lists 75 schools that promise to meet full financial aid for students, including Union.

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Union College eyes community liaison in 5-year strategic plan

Union’s Board of Trustees Saturday affirmed the College’s latest strategic plan, a sweeping and ambitious document that will guide the school’s decision-making over the next five years.

Titled “The Power of Union,” the 17-page plan serves as a blueprint for the College to build upon its 225-year standing as an innovator in liberal education by “developing every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.”

The Daily Gazette reported on the new plan (subscription may be required).

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Williams Center for Campus Community Safety featured by local media

The College recently dedicated the Williams Center for Campus Community Safety.

Housed in a former bank building at Nott Street and Van Vranken Avenue, the center is directly across from one of the campus’s main entrances.

A number of media outlets reported on the new home for the school's Campus Safety Department, including the Daily Gazette (subscription may be required), News10 (ABC affiliate), CBS6, and the Times Union.

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Inside Higher Ed features Making U Possible grants

Union recently launched a new financial aid initiative that will support families who get caught between formula assumptions and reality.

Families making up to $250,000 per year, who have an expected family contribution of $90,000 or less, will qualify for at least $20,000 in scholarship assistance. Previously, some families at such income levels would qualify for little or no scholarship assistance. These Making U Possible Family Grants will help families who are struggling to meet those contributions plan for their children’s futures and see that a Union education is attainable.

Inside Higher Ed wrote about the new grants.

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Times Union reviews latest Mandeville Gallery exhibit

“Embody,” the Mandeville Gallery’s fall exhibit, features 10 contemporary artists of diaspora who use collage-making concepts and methods to construct identity through a wide range of representations of the body.

A review of the exhibit appeared in the Times Union (subscription may be required).

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Convocation featured in the Daily Gazette

Union formally opened its 225th academic year Tuesday with its traditional Convocation ceremony that helped welcome the Class of 2023, recognized student and faculty achievements, and touched on highlights for the coming year.

A story on the event appeared in The Daily Gazette (subscription may be required).

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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?