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Students in Best Buddies Friendship Walk

April 25, 2018

The Union College chapter of Best Buddies participated in the annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Sunday, April 22 at the Crossgates Mall. “[Best Buddies facilitates the] integration of people with IDD and actual one-on-one ...

“Walk the Talk Rally on Climate” to protest Sheridan Plant construction project

April 25, 2018

The “Walk the Talk Rally on Climate” took place on Monday, April 23 in response toplans to expand the New York Power Authority’s microplant on Sheridan Avenue in Albany. Part of the Sheridan plant, which powers part of th...

Dinner and Discussion in Ozone reflects on campus sustainability efforts

April 25, 2018

“Your college tuition is literally funding climate change,” says Kira Wilson ’20, discussing the challenges of going zero-waste at a school where most of its donations come from major oil companies. On April 18, Ozone ...

Tenth Annual Empty Bowl Fundrasier

April 25, 2018

The tenth annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser took place on Sunday, April 22 in Old Chapel. The Empty Bowl Project of Schenectady is a student- run initiative to combat hunger in the Schenectady area. Proceeds from the fundraiser ar...

AEPI Loses Nearly All Members Amid Discrimination Allegations

April 18, 2018

  This past winter term, the majority of the members of the Union chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) disaffiliated with the fraternity in protest of alleged discriminatory interior operations of the national organization. Students claim that the fraternity targeted non...

Former Director of WHO speaks at the Nott

April 18, 2018

Former Executive Director of the World Health Organization Jacob Kumaresan, M.D., gave a talk at the Nott Memorial last Thursday, April 12, 2018. Organized by the Leadership in Medicine Student Advisory Council, this was the second holding of the Annual Spea...

Cuban Embassy Diplomat talks on U.S.-Cuban relations

April 18, 2018

  Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture Theresa Meade hosted the event. According to Meade, the talk encompassed a course on social movement being taught here at Union. Titled “A New Path: A Talk on U.S. Cuba Relations,” the talk attracted ma...

Community hosts ceremony with walk for Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 18, 2018

Hillel and AEPi co-hosted a walk around the Nott to commemorate the Holocaust this past Thursday. This came on the annual Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is the 27th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar. Henry...

Seventh Annual Pride Walk to celebrate LGBTQ community to take place Saturday

April 18, 2018

On April 21st, 2018, Union College will hold its seventh annual Pride Walk. The walk is open to all who wish to support the LGBTQ+ community. In the past, students, professors and Schenectady citizens of all ages have marched in rai...

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

March 8, 2018

Speaker discusses Korean Peninsula issues and challenges in light of Olympics

March 8, 2018

On Tuesday, February 27, author and Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies John Feffer led a discussion on the effects of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. He discussed how when North an...

Final interview with President Ainlay

March 8, 2018

In light of President Stephen C. Ainlay’s extensive contribution to the campus community and his upcoming retirement, the Board of Trustees selected him as the 224th Commencement speaker and chose to name a portion of the new Science and Engineering complex after h...

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