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Two Bard College professors awarded Berlin Prize

Two Bard College professors awarded Berlin Prize

Bard College, located in ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, has announced that Adam Shatz, a visiting professor of the humanities, and Writer in Residence Mona Simpson have both been granted the 202425 Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin, Germany. The 202425 class of Berlin Prize fellows, chosen by an independent selection committee, consists of 24 scholars, writers,...

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Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation establishes $5,000 transfer scholarship for SUNY Sullivan students

Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation establishes $5,000 transfer scholarship for SUNY Sullivan students

LOCH SHELDRAKE The Wolf Lake Neighbors Foundation Transfer Scholarship was established in collaboration with the SUNY Sullivan Foundation. The purpose of this transfer scholarship is to help a SUNY Sullivan associate’s degree recipient continue their education upon transfer to a SUNY college to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a State University of New York (SUNY)...

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Ulster BOCES students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Ulster BOCES students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

During two ceremonies held on the Port Ewen campus, hundreds of young professionals enrolled in various trade programs at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). In addition to their academic accomplishments, the 369 inductees—who come from the school districts of Ellenville, Highland, Kingston, New...

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MSMC names new president

MSMC names new president

Dr. Robert Gervasi NEW BURGH Dr. Robert Gervasi is the eight president of Mount Saint Mary College, having been chosen by the board of trustees. On Monday, June 17, he will begin serving in his new role. Dr. Gervasi is a great fit for the college because of his dedication to the Dominican pillars of...

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Mount Saint Mary College celebrates inaugural class of Tri-Alpha Honor Society

Mount Saint Mary College celebrates inaugural class of Tri-Alpha Honor Society

NEWBURGH: The Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society (Tri-Alpha), which recognizes students who are the first in their family to attend college, elected twenty Mount Saint Mary College students into its inaugural class recently. The Kappa Zeta Chapter of Tri-Alpha, a national honor organization for first-generation college students, has bestowed upon The Mount an award. The...

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Sixty-six teachers to be axed in proposed Newburgh school district budget

Sixty-six teachers to be axed in proposed Newburgh school district budget

NEW BURGH Superintendent Dr. Jackielyn Manning-Campbell’s proposed budget for the Newburgh school district year 2024–25 calls for the dismissal of 66 teachers. The Newburgh Teachers Association has 1108 members, and the proposed reduction would represent less than 6% of the membership. 16—or 8.5 percent—of the 189 teachers’ assistants now on the job would be let...

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Skoufis on proposed state aid cuts to education: “Over our dead bodies”

GOSHEN Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R), of Deerpark, and State Senator James Skoufis (D), of Cornwall, vowed on Friday to oppose Governor Hochul’s proposed reductions to education aid in the state’s 2024–25 budget. At Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School in Goshen, Orange County school superintendents joined the two lawmakers. Skoufis conveyed a clear message. He added that...

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Comptroller DiNapoli forecasts enrollment cliff for colleges

ALBANY: The state’s public and private institutions face an impending enrollment cliff due to a shift in the state’s demographics, according to a recent report released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. A number of public and private universities have had to make financial adjustments or close their doors as a result of enrollment losses over...

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