The Concordiensis

Ostrelich Campaigns for State Senate

James Boggs

June 10, 2018

On November 6, 2018, New Yorkers from all 63 electoral districts will have the opportunity to select their districts’ next representatives to the New York State (NYS) Senate. Democrats are hoping to see the “blue wave” prop...

Class on social change writes and will later publish a collaborative book

Megan Brown

June 7, 2018

The students in the class “Millennials and Social Change,” along with Union Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies Christine Henseler, have written a book that will be published in a few weeks. When asked to describe...

Lynn Pasquerella speaks about the importance of liberal arts education

Alex Appel

June 7, 2018

The 11th annual Engineering and Liberal Arts Symposium began with a keynote address from Lynn Pasquerella in the Nott Memorial on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. The symposium focused on the importance of integrated scientific education...

Karoline Sears takes job at NYSED

Alex Appel

June 7, 2018

Director of Student Activities Karoline Sears will be leaving Union next year to work for the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in the Office of Higher Education. Sears has worked at Union for five years in Student Activ...

“Who is the enemy, anyway?” Theatre Department glows

Hayley Jones

June 7, 2018

The water from the baths is contaminated. This is a truth learned early on in Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” translated from Norwegian to English by Paul Walsh, Professor of Dramaturgy at Yale University. The...

The White House continues to mislead regarding Hurricane Maria death toll

Corey Rutkin

June 7, 2018

There may be no predicament harder than choosing the worse of two evils. In the past few days, I’ve wrestled with two profoundly nefarious ones. They are as follows. While in an elected position, act wildly irresponsible and in...

First TEDx conference held in College history

Jonas Lobe

May 31, 2018

“Picture in our mind someone who has a political view opposite of your own. Ask yourself this simple question. Can you listen to this person speak?” With these three sentences, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering A...

College Hospitality composting food to be more environmentally sustainable

Alex Appel

May 31, 2018

For the past five years Union has composted food in an attempt to be more environmentally friendly. To date both the West and Upper Dining Halls, Rathskellar, the Dutch Hollow, every Minerva except for Wold, College Park Hall, th...

Graffiti artists paint murals on campus to promote loving peace in Isreal

Alex Appel

May 31, 2018

A mural was made by graffiti artists to promote peace in Israel in front of the Nott Memorial on Wednesday, May 23. The event was organized by the Chabad, a Union Jewish student group, who invited Artists 4 Israel to come to ...

Student Forum facilitates annual Lobsterfest in Jackson’s Garden patio

Alex Appel and James

May 31, 2018

 Boggs Union had its annual Lobster fest on Friday, May 25. The event took place in Jackson’s Garden on Reamer Center’s back patio, with students milling about in the warm spring sun. The event was run by the Student Forum,...

“Academically adrift:” how colleges may be failing their mission

May 31, 2018

 Jaclyn Gehring Colleges and universities may be increasingly failing in their mission to provide students with a challenging academic experience - one of the most crucial core missions of higher education. Andrew Delblan...

Students take on sexual harassment

Chris Bendix

May 30, 2018

Take Back the Night, a two-hour two-part discussion presented by the Union College Women’s Union about sexual assault and domestic violence, took place on May 24. The first part took place in the Nott Memorial and consisted of ...

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