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Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Marist College in Poughkeepsie has extended its campus pause due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. College officials also have added new restrictions.

Marist, Vassar Detail Spring Semester Plans

Jan 19, 2021
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Since the New Year, some of our region’s private colleges have been unveiling their spring semester plans during COVID-19.

Lowell Thomas
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Journalist, lecturer, author, broadcaster and famous globetrotter, Lowell Thomas was the foremost raconteur of the twentieth century. His long and distinguished public career began in the wartime deserts of the Middle East and was completed in Duchess County, New York. His archives are at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Lowell Thomas was a man ahead of his time: the first roving newscaster, a film maker through the 1920s, a radio presenter in the 1930s, an adventurer who wrote more than 50 books, he was heralded as the father of 'Cinerama'.

Born in 1892, Lowell Thomas started out as a reporter for the Chicago Evening Journal. He had a flair for making ordinary stories exciting.

Dr. John Ansley, director of Archives and Special Collections at Marist has overseen this project and its digitation.

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
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A college in New York’s Hudson Valley was scheduled to return to in-person classes Saturday. Marist College had gone all virtual for a week following a number of positive COVID-19 cases.

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A list of topics important to incoming college students has a new location and a new focus.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll learn about the Marist Mindset List.

We’ll also hear how students can enter a video competition from C-SPAN, get help for veterans with stress, and spend an Academic Minute helping members of the service with service dogs.

JoAnne Myers is Associate Professor of Political Science and Former Chair of the Political Science department at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

As an applied political philosopher her research interrogates the relationship between citizen and non-citizen in the modern liberal state focusing on human rights. Her new book is "The Good Citizen: The Markers of Privilege in America."

Marist College Tuition To Remain Flat

Jun 16, 2020
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A college in Dutchess County, New York says there will be no tuition increase for the upcoming academic year.

The Marist Poll Creates An Academy

Oct 14, 2019
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At a time when polls permeate the national dialogue, The Marist Poll in Poughkeepsie has created an online educational platform. The aim is to address some of the most misunderstood and misreported aspects of polling.

Marist College President Resigns

Jun 19, 2019

The president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, announced his resignation Wednesday, effective immediately. His predecessor is coming back to the helm as interim president.

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Mud, music and memories will be discussed when Marist College holds a Woodstock Anniversary conference this week. The two-day event features key figures from the 1969 festival.

College Graduations Under Way This Weekend And Next

May 18, 2019

There are a number of college graduations taking place over the next few weeks. In the Hudson Valley, one features the vice president of the United States; another; a first-term New York congressman.

A Marist College professor is starting a 3,000-mile journey today. His solo walk begins in Portland, Oregon and he aims to wind up back on the Poughkeepsie college campus in late August. The Navy veteran is walking to raise awareness about veteran suicide and homelessness.

Two Colleges Announce An Agreement As One Is Closing

Mar 7, 2019

With The College of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York closing its doors, an agreement is in the works to send the students to a new campus in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Year In Review 2018 Part Two

Dec 31, 2018
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A controversial, heated campaign in New York’s 19th congressional district was the talk of the town in 2018. And environmental sagas, including over Newburgh’s PFOS water contamination, continued. But there was plenty else grabbing attention in the region. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne looks back.

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Marist College in Dutchess County, New York, is teaming up with a healthcare group in the Mid-Hudson Valley to create a school of medicine. The plan is to transform the traditional medical school model and health care delivery in the region.

Marist Welcomes Freshmen, Launches New Program

Aug 25, 2018
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With students getting ready for the fall semester, one Hudson Valley college is debuting a new program.

Marist Report Shows HV Commuting Trends

Feb 26, 2018
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More than half of Hudson Valley residents who work commute to their jobs within the Hudson Valley. Many make the trip to New York City as well. That’s according to a new report from the Marist Bureau of Economic Research that shows healthy employment levels in the region. It finds that the region has settled into a period of employment stabilization following the Great Recession. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the report’s author.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was at Marist College in Poughkeepsie today, touting his proposed budget with highlights in the Hudson Valley. He included a few announcements that came as news, mainly in the area of economic development.

Marist College Takes Over Sprout Creek Farm Operations

Jan 12, 2018

A nonprofit farm and education center in Dutchess County has transferred control of its operations to a nearby college.

Marist College Students Highlight Homelessness

Nov 3, 2017
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As part of National Homeless Awareness month, students at a college in the Hudson Valley will take part in a “sleep out.”

Red Cross Trains HV Volunteers For Deployment

Sep 7, 2017
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After Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Texas and Hurricane Irma en route to Florida after tearing up parts of the Caribbean, the American Red Cross has been training volunteers for deployment. The organization has been holding boot camps, including in New York, to train volunteers. The latest was Thursday in Poughkeepsie.

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As controversy continues over plans for the Marist College band to perform at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, both sides are maintaining their positions. Now the former college president weighs in.

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The Marist College band has been selected to perform at the presidential inauguration January 20. And there is a petition asking the college to decline the invitation.

Marist Band To Perform At Trump Inauguration

Dec 31, 2016
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A band from a college in Poughkeepsie has been selected to perform during the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in January.

The gap between the number of people working in the Hudson Valley and the number of jobs in the region continues to grow. That’s according to the latest research from Marist College. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief has more.

Marist College Bureau of Economic Research Director Dr. Christy Huebner Caridi authored the report “Commutation Trends in the Hudson Valley 2010-2014.”

Senator Bernie Sanders Visits Dutchess County

Apr 13, 2016
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his “Future to Believe In” rally to Poughkeepsie Tuesday night. It was his first visit to the Hudson Valley of the campaign, with just one week before the New York primary.

Marist College Names New President

Feb 8, 2016

A law school dean has been named president of Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean and Professor David Yellen will become the fourth president in Marist’s 87 years as a college. Yellen will succeed President Dennis Murray, who has held office since 1979. Murray announced last year his plan to step down from the position on June 30 after 37 years leading Marist. Yellen has written extensively on sentencing issues and served as an advisor on white collar crime to President Clinton's transition team.


There is new bus service in Dutchess County that is a partnership with two colleges.

A 16-year-old City of Poughkeepsie youth has been arrested for sending two threatening tweets to Marist College in the Town of Poughkeepsie over a seven-hour period threatening to commit an offense that created fear resulting in the college cancelling classes and telling students to stay in your dormitories.

Since I work at Marist College, and have for many years, I tend to avoid commentating on the air about Marist stuff, if for no other reason than keeping my job. And because there’s an obvious potential conflict of issue, which doesn’t always make for great journalism. So I will acknowledge that up front, lest anyone suggest I’m simply a homer or at least didn’t recognize the incestuous appearance of this piece.