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Former Manhattanville College President Elizabeth McCormack
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In late 2020, a former president of Manhattanville College in Westchester County died. The college’s archivist dove into a trove of material about the unorthodox former college president’s life and legacy. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Manhattanville Archivist Lauren Ziarko.

Dr. Amy Bass
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The 2020 election was historic on a number of fronts. Voting patterns changed in some states and on many levels. Dr. Amy Bass, professor of Sports Studies at Manhattanville College in Westchester County, says there’s a new voting bloc — athletes. She spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Professor Dan McCarthy, Manhattanville College
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A number of New York state Senate races, especially in the Hudson Valley, hang in the balance, awaiting absentee ballot counting to see if Democrats gain ground. Two congressional races that are closer than expected expose a rift in the Democratic Party and the strength of Republicans regardless of President Trump’s actions. So says Dr. Dan McCarthy, an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College in Westchester County who specializes in American government. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Joni Siani
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A college professor whose course includes a digital cleanse says switching to online teaching in light of COVID-19 has produced interesting results. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Manhattanville College Visiting Assistant Professor Joni Siani about her digital socialization course and how the pandemic helped breed interpersonal communication skills.

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
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A liberal arts college in the lower Hudson Valley is offering a new course this summer for incoming freshman on COVID-19. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with one of the professors who helped create the course.

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Folk singer, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger will discuss writing in times of social upheaval social upheaval and change at Manhattanville College in Westchester County Friday evening.

Mark Nowak is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase. He says he hatched the idea of inviting Beacon resident Pete Seeger for a writers talk a few years ago with Hudson Valley activist Connie Hogarth, who founded the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College. Nowak says the idea grew to the following.