A Letter from Dean Barrett

A Letter from Dean Barrett

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Before I had unpacked my books or met the faculty in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, before classes had begun and students returned to transform a beautiful campus into a vibrant one, I discovered that LA&S was sponsoring a guest lecture by Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, and activist.

McKibben Urges Action on Climate Change

McKibben Urges Action on Climate Change

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Twenty-five years ago, in his book The End of Nature, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben sounded the alarm on climate change, predicted the end of civilization as we know it, and waited for the world to act.

LA&S on the March in New York City

LA&S on the March in New York City

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A Special Report by Amanda Ruschak (’15, Public Relations/Sociology)

Imagine having the chance to become an active agent for change, putting what you’ve learned in the classroom into real life activism. For several busloads of SUNY New Paltz students, this dream became a reality at the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21.

Student Film Premieres at Woodstock Film Festival

Student Film Premieres at Woodstock Film Festival

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Five digital media production students filmed a compelling documentary about a traveling ambassador wolf named Atka for a class project last spring. Their film, “Waning Wolf,” has received industry recognition, premiering as an Official Selection of the Woodstock Film Festival at two venues on Oct. 17 and 18.

Students Bond in Romance Languages Community

Students Bond in Romance Languages Community

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Closed for renovations last year, LeFevre Hall now houses a thriving Romance Languages Community in three adjoining suites in the stylishly remodeled basement floor.

East-West Living and Learning Community ‘Fills a Gap’

East-West Living and Learning Community ‘Fills a Gap’

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Kristine Harris, former director of the Asian Studies Program, revived the East-West Living and Learning Community on campus in 2010, after a decades-long slumber. Now a model for successful living and learning communities on campus, it begins its fourth year at Crispell Hall.

Department of Communication and Media Divides to Thrive

Department of Communication and Media Divides to Thrive

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The former Department of Communication and Media has begun its first academic year as two distinct departments, the Department of Communication and the Department of Digital Media and Journalism, and there is much cause for celebration.