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 SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Visits SUNY New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian (far right) November 20, 2020
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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras was at SUNY New Paltz Friday as mandatory COVID-19 testing for students continued. The so-called exit testing is required of all SUNY students before they leave for Thanksgiving and complete the rest of the semester remotely. Malatras spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about the testing and what to expect for the spring semester.

SUNY Chancellor Jim SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Visits SUNY New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian (far right) November 20, 2020Maltras Visits SUNY New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian (far right) November 20, 2020
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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras was at SUNY New Paltz Friday to review mandatory COVID-19 testing for students. The so-called exit testing is required of students before they leave for Thanksgiving and complete the rest of the semester remotely.

Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975, collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art 2014.020.002
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Taking its title from a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar by the same name, "We Wear the Mask: Race and Representation in the Dorsky Museum Permanent Collection," is the new exhibit on display this fall in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz. We’ll find out more.

The exhibit, on display through November 22nd features artwork related to the presentation and perception of race selected by artist Jean-Marc Superville Sovak. In 2019 Superville-Sovak's "A-historical Landscapes" series was one of the recipients of the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award and was acquired by the Museum.

"We Wear the Mask" stages the contradictions inherent in representations of race and in American culture as a whole—as exemplified by the Dorsky Museum Collection. Dorsky Curator and Exhibitions Manager, Anna Conlan and Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, Guest Curator for "We Wear the Mask" join us to tell us more.

Impact of Creek wildfire in Fresno, CA
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The director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz is in California assisting the American Red Cross with wildfire recovery efforts. According to the Red Cross, wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres this year, destroying over 8,400 homes and other structures. Dr. Amy Nitza is in Fresno for a two-week deployment and spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about what she’s experiencing.

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SUNY New Paltz faculty members have published a book about the legacy of women’s suffrage in New York during a year marking the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, prohibiting states and the federal government from denying the right to vote based on sex. A few of the college’s history and political science professors are among the contributors.

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As mental health issues mount during the COVID-19 pandemic, college students are among those facing lots of stress. A new initiative at SUNY New Paltz aims to outfit students with coping skills, with the help of their peers.

SUNY New Paltz Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Aug 28, 2020
SUNY New Paltz campus
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A student at SUNY New Paltz has tested positive for COVID-19.

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras (forefront); SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian; and Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan tour SUNY New Paltz campus August, 23 2020
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Just-appointed SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras toured the SUNY New Paltz campus Sunday, the day before classes began. While there, he announced the launch of a statewide grant and internship program to accelerate personal protective equipment, or PPE, production across SUNY. SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian accompanied Malatras, and spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about the tour and initiative.

SUNY New Paltz Revises Theatre Season Due To COVID-19

Jul 12, 2020
Spring 2019 production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf“
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A college in New York’s Hudson Valley has retooled its theatre production season in the face of COVID-19 requirements.

Although states and the federal government are getting most of the attention — and criticism — during the coronavirus response, local leaders are facing tough decisions by the day. The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has published a report on findings from a survey of local leaders on COVID-19. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Benjamin Center Director KT Tobin.

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY New Paltz has rescheduled its in-person May commencement ceremonies for May 2021.

(from left to right) Dr. Karla Vermeulen, Deputy Director; Dr. Amy Nitza, Director; and Cassandre Surinon, Special Programs Manager, the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.
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The Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz has put out a Psychological First Aid & Stress Management toolkit. The strategies are to help faculty, staff, students and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz is mobilized to help keep people safe as the 3D-printing industry focuses on fighting COVID-19.
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The Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz has its 3D printers up and running, turning out 3D-printed face shields for regional healthcare workers and others on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNY New Paltz Postpones Commencement Ceremonies

Mar 20, 2020
SUNY New Paltz Campus Commons
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The president of SUNY New Paltz has postponed May commencement ceremonies because of COVID-19.

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UNICEF and SUNY New Paltz are partnering to train mental health professionals in Puerto Rico.

New Paltz 'Do Not Drink' Water Advisory Lifted

Feb 14, 2020
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The “do not drink” advisory for the Village of New Paltz’s water system has been lifted. In a statement early Friday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state Health Department completed system flushing and re-sampling of the water distribution system, which showed no detectable levels of petroleum compounds. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says preliminary results indicate the Village of New Paltz’s water storage tanks have non-detectable levels of petroleum compounds. The Ulster County village issued a “do not drink advisory” earlier this week. 

SUNY New Paltz's Benjamin To Retire

Feb 11, 2020
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After more than 50 years with SUNY New Paltz, a distinguished political scientist and director of the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives will retire.

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A new partnership between Cornell Cooperative Extension and a center at SUNY New Paltz includes at least one project that hopes to help farmers respond to invasive species threats.

SUNY New Paltz Student Dies After Falling From A Cliff

Nov 19, 2019

A student at the State University of New York at New Paltz died after accidentally falling from a cliff.

The conference “Migration & Mental Health” will be held at SUNY New Paltz on October 11.

The conference focuses on providing psychological and psycho-social support for immigrants, especially those living in extreme situations. The theme of this eighth annual conference is “Gender, Place and Identity.”

Director of Athena Network New York Maria Elena Ferrer and Athena Network New York member/part of the conference steering committee Gerry Harrington.

9/11/19 Panel

Sep 11, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, SUNY New Paltz and RPI Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson.

9/4/19 Panel

Sep 4, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, SUNY New Paltz and RPI Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson.

8/28/19 Panel

Aug 28, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, SUNY New Paltz and RPI Communications Professor and former New York State Senator Terry Gipson.

8/15/19 Panel

Aug 15, 2019

       The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, and Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld.

8/8/19 Panel

Aug 8, 2019

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Corporate Attorney Rich Honen.

8/1/19 Panel

Aug 1, 2019

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Associate professor and chair of the Department of Communications at The College of St. Rose, Cailin Brown, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

7/25/19 Panel

Jul 25, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Dan Irizarry of Capital District Latinos, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and College of St. Rose Journalism Professor Cailin Brown.

7/18/19 Panel

Jul 18, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

6/27/19 Panel

Jun 27, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, The Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI Fran Berman, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

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