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SGA prepares to transition into new administration

Newly elected SGA members share excitement about future plans.

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Terrence Fede aspires to be first NFL Draft pick

NFL hopeful may become Marist's first ever Draft Pick.

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Relay for Life aims to celebrate more birthdays

The annual Relay for Life event received campus wide support and achieved significant fundraising.

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Capping students educate on off campus living

Students host event on safety tips and safe living conditions off campus.

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SGA oficially charters Pre-Law club

The Akinwunmi administration recognizes a new club and looks ahead to the final weeks of the spring 2014 semester.

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SGA to plan for end of semester transitions and spring events

SGA plans to recognize students for achievements in other clubs on campus.

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MIPO holds political forum at NYC event

MIPO directors engage with panel of journalists and political correspondents on issues that face the nation.

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Students showcased at sports communication summit

Students presented their semester research projects and networked with professionals in the sports communication industry.

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Women's Basketball wins ninth consecutive MAAC title

The Red Foxes win a nail-biting game against Quinnipiac in the annual MAAC tournament.

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Crisis in Ukraine makes for poor campus awareness

Students admit that they are uninformed about foreign policy.

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Prom dress drive brings excitement to local teens

Local teens benefit from SGA sponsored prom dress drive.

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SGA to make revisions to spring elections

SGA makes adjustments to spring elections cycle and gears up for other initiatives.

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HBO actor offers words on social justice

Michael K. Williams shares his experiences of adversity during his life.

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Former Apple advertiser visits Marist

One of Steve Jobs' top advisers sheds insight into the advertising field.

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Commuters irritated with campus conditions in wake of bad weather

Commuters share frustrations on parking lot conditions due to winter storms.

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Fashion Department honors Betsey Johnson in NYC

The Fashion Department hosted an event honoring the career of Betsey Johnson during New York Fashion Week.

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SGA to launch student taught seminars

Student taught seminars will allow the student body to learn from their peers.

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MIPO poll reveals public distrust in congress

A recent Marist Poll indicates poor performance by the Obama administration and congress members.

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Art gallery unveils latest exhibition

The art department invites students, faculty, and the public to admire the sculptures of a formalist artist.

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Women's Basketball team aims to 'Pack the Beach'

The annual "Pack the House" events takes on this year's beach theme in order to attract the student body.

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New campus building inaugurated by music staff

The completed multipurpose academic building features state-of-the-art technology, allowing for the music programs to take full advantage.

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Prominent speaker talks future of journalism

Former Huffington Post CEO encourages journalism students to follow their passions.

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Economist concludes Autumn Lecture Series

University of Maryland professor offers sentiments on state of the economic crisis.

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Reputable sports columnist talks state of media

NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski talks about preserving true journalism.

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Women’s basketball loses opener in front of sellout crowd

The Red Foxes put up a strong fight against the highly ranked Kentucky.

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Potential housing plan goes viral on social media

Photos of a housing design generate positive feedback from student body.

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Walkway Over the Hudson mobile tour goes live

Several faculty and departments team up with organizations to create an interactive online service for the public.

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Student Government looks ahead to final weeks of the semester

Staff discusses open positions and fundraising opportunities.

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Annual Hunger Walk kicks of Hunger Awareness Month

Campus Ministry and Athletics Department take part in raising awareness about global hunger.

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Security handles trespasser in the library

Homeless man found engaging in inappropriate activity in James Cannavino.

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Painter gives talk on creativity in nature

Art Department hosts first event as a part of semester long lecture series.

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SGA aims to make more campus wide connections

SGA looks ahead to the agenda for the second half of the semester.

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Red Fox Rumors site becomes real life “Burn Book”

Gossip website sparks outrage among students.

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Guest speakers reflect on life of Henrietta Lacks

Family members of Henrietta Lacks reflect on the common reading for first year students.

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SGA update: new amendment enacted to the bylaws

Student Government Association implements new amendment for future online campaigning.

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Corporate ethics officer addresses communications students

Ethics officer offers advice for PR & communications students based on his unique experiences.

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Highlights from MCCTA’s first fall showcase

MCCTA members showcase some new talent in their first show of the school year.

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Students 'suit up' for fall career fair

Companies give young professionals opportunity to network for the future.

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Group of freshmen combat world hunger

A freshman seminar class works with a non-profit to fundraise and aid childhood hunger.

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SGA update: new administration off to successful start

New SGA members acclimate to their roles and look forward to the future agenda.

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Emerging Leaders Program hosts philanthropist

Influential humanitarian shares his experiences on a life of public service.

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Families flock to campus for family weekend fun

Students and their families enjoy a variety of on-campus activities for the annual Family Weekend.

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Class of 2017 benefits from inaugural online campaigning

Freshmen SGA candidates share the advantages of communicating online with their voters.

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SGA update: events to welcome the autumn season

Concerns with dining, the environment, and the student community are all topics on the SGA agenda.

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Marist hosts CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin

The established political analyst and author offers his sentiments on the state of the current government.

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Center for Sports Communication debuts ESPN radio show

The Center for Sports Communication puts on successful broadcast with their new ESPN partnership.

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SGA update: event advertising & financial tips

SGA will introduce unique advertising campaigns and address growing issues with campus ATMs.

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“Beautiful Me” workshop empowers females on campus

Clubs on campus engaged in a workshop designed to embrace female empowerment and beauty.

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Syria discussion panel coordinators talk future plans

Event organizers reflect on their mission and discuss future aspirations for campus involvement.

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Student Center renovations nearing completion

After much anticipation on campus, renovations are finally coming to fruition.

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Marist ranks No. 10 best northeastern regional university

Students and faculty share in the excitement about the college's new honor.

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SGA update: sustainability to take center stage

Student Government Association aims to enact efficient environmental initiatives.

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Putting new priorities on priority points

Student Affairs and the Housing Department anticipate a new priority system will be better designed for the student body.

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Syria discussion panel sparks major campus interest

Students organize a successful discussion panel on Syria followed by a peaceful protest.

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SGA excited for Fall 2013 goals

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The Student Government Association is hopeful about their fall 2013 agenda.

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Annual 5k Red Fox Trot invites mass participation

The campus event invited local vendors and runners from the greater Hudson Valley community.

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Dining Hall renovations unveiled to Marist community

The completed dining hall renovations are admired by Marist students and faculty.

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First Year Programs launch successful welcome week for Class of 2017

Freshman and first year students get acquainted with campus life and services.

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SPC fall concert 2013: The White Panda & The Cataracs

The Student Programming Council chooses artists that appeal to students' musical interests.

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Students reflect on being first responders at Boston Marathon

A Marist professor and students share their firsthand experiences helping victims at the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Crew team discovers giant floating head in Hudson River

A mysterious styrofoam head was found floating in the Hudson, and it has since become a major campus spectacle.

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fashion department to host Silver Needle Night Out

The fashion department will host a preview event to their annual Silver Needle Fashion Show.

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SGA update: staff prepares for 2013-2014 academic year

The Student Government Association makes final decisions for the Spring 2013 semester and addresses concerns for the upcoming school year.

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Dance Ensemble puts on a successful spring showcase

The Marist College Dance Ensemble showcased several talented students in their annual spring show.

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Marist hosts another successful Open House weekend

Marist welcomes accepted students and their families for campuswide events.

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Marist students dominate first annual business competition

Marist hosted the 2013 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition, and several winners will advance to the final round.

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SGA update: transition into new administration

The student government association inaugurates the new president and vice president, along with several new changes.

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Marist Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Various clubs on campus have held events to spread autism awareness to the Marist community.

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Relay for Life to Attract Mass Student Participation

A preview of Marist's upcoming annual Relay for Life event.

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WMAR back in the studio after hiatus

Members of Marist's WMAR radio show inaugurated the newly renovated studio in the Lowell Thomas building on campus.

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MIP rejects students from study abroad

The Marist International Programs office has denied several students from going abroad because of an overwhelming number of applications. 

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SGA Update: Marist to undergo reaccreditation in April

SGA has entered its transition period as Marist prepares for reaccreditation observation starting in April.

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Global Outreach prepares for spring break service trip

Over spring break, nine Marist students will travel to Mérida, Mexico with Campus Ministry's Global Outreach Program.

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YES Network's Jack Curry gives insight into career

YES Network commentator Jack Curry visited the McCann Arena to talk about his sports communication career.

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Marist Theatre modernizes "Macbeth"

The Marist College Theatre Program and MCCTA and gearing up to present a modern-day adaptation of the Shakespeare classic "Macbeth" from March 7-10 in the Nelly Goletti Theatre.

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Akinwunmi and Tracey win SGA election, announce plans for 2013-14 term

On Feb. 27, juniors Deborah Akinwunmi and Jane Tracey were elected Student Body President and Executive Vice President respectively.

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With ATM frustration, administrators stress patience

Issues with the ATMs around campus have seemingly increased since Marist took over ownership and operation of the machines in November 2012.

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Students in control with on-demand movies

The new Resident Select On-Demand movie program provides an opportunity for Marist students to stream movies online for free and at their own leisure.

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MIP thrives with record number of applicants


Marist International Programs sees a record number of applicants looking to study abroad for next semester. 

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SGA Update: Puppies, parking and spring programming

This week's SGA update covers what is on the agenda for the DiBlasi-Gelok administration for the remainder of the semester; issues with the ATMs on campus are also addressed. 

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Candidates for Student Body President, Executive Vice President debate in last event before election

The Student Body President/Executive Vice President debate held on Thursday, Feb. 21 gave the three candidates for Student Body President and their running mates the opportunity to discuss their plans if elected.

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Singers and H<3rt1 present "Love in the Afternoon" benefit concert

There’s still a little love left on campus as Marist’s singers gear up for their “Love in the Afternoon” benefit concert on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti Theatre.

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DiBlasi addresses student body in "State of the Campus" speech

In an address to the student body Wednesday, Feb. 13,  Paul DiBlasi noted clubs, transportation, the Student Programing Council, the Civility Campaign and technology as major accomplishments for SGA this year.

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SPC Announces Spring Concert: Goo Goo Dolls

Students share their reactions to the announcement that the Goo Goo Dolls is the spring concert.

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SGA Update: New bill permits online campaigning

Starting next fall, the freshmen elections will be revamped with the addition of online campaigning.

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Early Action acceptances reveal details about incoming class

On Jan. 31, students who applied Early Action received an acceptance or deferral letter from Marist, giving us a preview of what the Class of 2017 will look like.

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Lowell Thomas Honored In "Hidden Treasures" Art Exhibit

Lowell Thomas is currently home to an exhibit showcasing photos taken by Lowell Thomas and a handful of other photographers that captured images from all over the world. Most of the photos have either never before been seen or have not been viewed in ages. 

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"Mr. Marist" competition in the works as competitors gear up

The class of 2015 and SGA are sponsoring the first-ever “Mr. Marist” competition, a male personality contest that seeks out students who believe they have what it takes to be Mr. Marist and represent the school. 

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Sports Journalist, Christ Mannix, Speaks At Marist

Writer and journalist Chris Mannix came to Marist on Wednesday, February 6 to speak about his professional career in the sports communication field. 

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Priority Point Reports Spark Housing Discussions

Priority point reports have been released for students' viewing, and has sparked discussion of Marist's housing situation. Director of Housing Sarah English addresses some of these concerns. 

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Student Center construction moves swiftly but inconveniences students and staff

Student Center renovations are moving along as planned, but not without inconveniencing students and staff working in the building.

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#MyMarist Instagram strengthens Marist's social media presence

Instagram is the latest social media platform Marist has taken to in order to better connect with its students.

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One Year Later

Marist commemorates anniversary of tragic fire

The Marist community reflects one year later on the devastating fire that claimed the lives of three students.

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CNN's Jake Tapper gives insight behind his bestselling book

CNN correspondent Jake Tapper spoke on Monday, January 28 about his book on the Afghanistan War.

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SGA Update: New Fox Photography Club Welcomed


SGA starts off spring 2013 semester on a strong note with the addition of a new club.

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Marist sends relief effort to Breezy Point in Sandy aftermath

On Saturday, Dec. 1, 34 Marist volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester and took a bus down to Breezy Point, Queens to aid in hurricane relief efforts.

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SGA update: Class of 2015 sponsors Mr. Marist competition

SGA has been busy with fundraisers, the Red Fox Den, and the planning of a "Mr. Marist" competition.

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“The Giving Tree” gives Christmas to families in need

Marist's annual Giving Tree ceremony on Dec. 9 will bring gifts to 28 families in need. 

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Marist Poll gets it right in 2012 election

Marist Poll accurately predicted every race it polled for the 2012 election.

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Film critic inaugurates Lowell Thomas screening room

Former N.Y. Daily News film critic Kathleen Carroll gave the first presentation in the brand new screening room on the ground floor of the Lowell Thomas building.

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First-time voters reflect on election

Students have mixed emotions on the results of last week's presidential election.

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She’s the First: Changing the World with Cupcakes

In its second year here at Marist, the college’s She’s the First chapter, a branch of Teachers of Tomorrow, will be holding a tie-dye cupcake sale Wednesday, Nov. 14 to raise money to send a young girl in the developing world to school.

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Marist Music takes the stage to fight HIV/AIDS

Music at Marist's annual "Night on Broadway" benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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New Ally program to support LGBTQ students

A new Ally program aims to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning persons by establishing a network of people who can provide support, information and a safe place for LGBTQ persons on campus.

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NBA columnist discusses sports comm industry

Legendary NBA columnist and television analyst Peter Vecsey visited Marist to speak with students about the industry of sports communications, his experiences and lessons he has learned along the way.

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Career Services hosts annual Graduate School Forum

Representatives from 57 graduate school programs met with students on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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The Circle Reports: SGA update

This is the first in a series of bi-weekly SGA updates

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Marist deemed military friendly school

G.I. has recently listed Marist as a “Military Friendly School” in recognition of the college’s services and programs dedicated to supporting veterans and active duty military.

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Admissions ups standards as applications increase

Marist is one of the many colleges across the nation raising admission standards as more and more freshmen apply for enrollment.

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Journalism professor to start professional society chapter

Journalism professor Kevin Lerner is joining students in the process of starting a student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at Marist.

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Students take stand to defend voting rights

At a press conference Friday, Dan Torres called out Dutchess County Republican Elections Commissioner Erik Haight for what Torres called “a clear effort to suppress the right of students to vote.”

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Halloween haunted trail comes to St. Anne's Hermitage

On Sunday, Oct. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m., the Student Government Association along with various volunteers will be holding their annual Haunted Trail event at St. Anne's Hermitage.

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MIPO releases new Mid-Hudson opinion poll

The Marist Institute of Public Opinion and the Dyson Foundation have teamed up to introduce a new kind of opinion poll specifically targeted at the Mid-Hudson Valley region.

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Career Services lends a helping hand in getting hired

Marist's Department of Career Services is offering a number of events to help students get employed, like the Career and Internship Fair.

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Still no suspects in student assault outside McDonald's

Suspects are still unknown in the assault that injured a sophomore outside McDonald's early Sunday morning.

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RIC professor discusses the making of a meaningful life

Professor Aaron Smuts of Rhode Island College discussed what makes a life meaningful as the Marist Philosophy and Religious Studies departments hosted the second of their speaker series on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Marist Republicans and Democrats gear up for election season

In the midst of election season, the Marist Republicans and Marist Democrats are planning activities to raise on-campus awareness about the presidential campaign and its candidates.

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Marist Poll gains credibility with national news partnerships

In the midst of election season, the Marist Poll has added a new partnership with the Wall Street Journal.

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Marist ranked No. 8 Best Regional University

Marist College was recently ranked No. 8 Best Regional University in the U.S. News & World Report.

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MCCTA to present "Shipwrecked!" as murder mystery dinner theater

Rehearsals are underway for the Marist College Council on Theatre Arts (MCCTA)’s fall experimental theater production, “Shipwrecked!”

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Princeton professor and religious scholar speaks about new book about Book of Revelations

On Thursday, Sept. 13, Dr. Elaine Pagels visited Marist College to discuss her latest book, “Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelations.”

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Students rate Marist professors top-notch to jump in national ranking

Marist recently jumped from 13th to 7th in a national self-evaluation ranking.

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SGA gears up for 2012-13 school year with new plans, priorities

A new school year means new plans and new priorities for Marist SGA.

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Student center renovation breaks ground

Students have returned to Marist campus this fall to find ground broken on a new multi-purpose academic building project underway outside of the Student Center.

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Switch to CATV leaves many students without television

Marist's recent switch to digital cable has left many students with analog TVs frustrated and without access to television.

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Marist professor takes gold for novel at publisher's awards

Marist College English professor Tommy Zurhellen won an award for his novel, "Nazareth, North Dakota."

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Lowell Thomas renovations to commence this summer

Plans to renovate Lowell Thomas, the academic building that houses the School of Communication and the Arts are finally under way.

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Meet the 2012-2013 SGA e-board

Get to know a few of the SGA 2012-2013 e-board members.

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Fashion PR guru Kelly Cutrone packs Nelly Goletti

Public relations guru, reality television star and New York Times best-selling author Kelly Cutrone spoke to a packed Nelly Goletti Theater on Monday.

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Marist pollster saves woman’s life, gains national spotlight

After making a life-saving 911 call working as an interviewer for the Marist Poll, Jason Sokolowski has been the center of attention for local and national news outlets.

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Kappas keep active with Guinness World Record effort

Marist's chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma is helping the Walkway Over the Hudson group launch a drive to break a Guinness World Record.

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First ever accepted students’ day flash mob is a surprising success

Marist College Admissions surprised the entire Accepted Students’ Day population, including President Dennis J. Murray himself, with an elaborate flash mob performed by the college’s performance clubs and ensembles.

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Marist-hosted national band convention attracts top concert bands

Marist will be hosting the 2012 Association of Concert Bands' national convention this year from April 25-29 at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie.

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DiBlasi and Gelok gear up for a successful administration

Paul DiBlasi and Brian Gelok begin their planning for the 2012-13 school year as Student Body President and Executive Vice President.

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Victims of sexual violence 'Take Back the Night'

On April 3, Kappa Lambda Psi and the Social Work Association sponsored "Take Back the Night," an event where victims of sexual abuse can speak out against sexual violence and raise awareness for the cause.

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Marist's Relay for Life Returns to Riverside Park

On Friday, April 13, Marist will once again host Relay for Life at Riverside Park to fundraise toward the fight against cancer.

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Marist holds fifth annual Sustainability Day

Thursday, March 29 marked Marist College's fifth annual Sustainability Day, which featured a series of workshops, panels, discussions, films, exhibits, lectures and keynote speakers in an effort to encourage the idea of sustainability on campus and in daily life.

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Off-campus housing fair returns after seven-year hiatus

As more and more students enroll at Marist, space for housing becomes tight and competitive. In order to help alleviate some of the housing tension, Marist Housing and Residential Life sponsored an off-campus housing fair, where landlords and students could interact.

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MCCTA performance 'Thumbelina' under student direction

MCCTA's spring performance of 'Thumbelina' will be directed this year by juniors Nick Holmer and Amanda Urban, both of whom have a great deal of theater experience. Using their knowledge wisely, Urban and Holmer are out to put on a great show for this year's children's theater production.

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A farewell letter from outgoing SGA President Paulsen

Outgoing Student Body President Andrew Paulsen reflects on his term in office, making a difference and thanking the Marist Community.

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A preview to Sustainability Day

On Thursday, March 29, Marist will be hosting its annual “Sustainability Day” in order to promote green living and values on campus and in daily routines. The theme for the event this year is “Stewardship of the Commons”. While the event itself is a day-long event, students are encouraged to come and explore the different panels and activities made available to them. 

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Paul DiBlasi wins student body presidency

In a record year for voter turnout in the Marist student government elections, Paul DiBlasi won the student body presidency by a mere 81 votes over Michael Johnson.

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What's next for President DiBlasi

Both Paul DiBlasi and Brian Gelok shared feelings of anticipation moments before the SGA election result announcement was made Wednesday night, as they focused strongly on the reasons why they joined SGA and how, despite the outcome, their involvement in the organization would not change.

However, the two admitted that "it felt great to see all their hard work pay off with this win." The duo celebrated that night with a dinner at Applebee's with the core members and supporters of the DiBlasi-Gelok team, and the night was capped off for the president and vice president elects with some serious studying for a corporate finance exam the two had the following morning. It was not until the next day that they began focusing more heavily on their next step.

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Security, SGA respond to recent sexual assault

On Feb. 26, at 8 p.m., Marist students received an email from John T. Gildard, the director of safety and security, that relayed the following information: early Saturday morning, security received an incident report from a student who stated she was a victim of an acquaintance rape in the Upper West Cedar parking lot.

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MAAC tournament finds neutral court in Mass.

This year's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament will take place at a new location—one that is not associated with any of its member schools.

The 2012 tournament will be held this weekend, starting today and culminating in the championship games on Monday, March 5, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. The neutral-court location is change from previous years, as the 2011 tournament was held at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. and the three years before that at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.

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Marist memes take Facebook by storm

For years, memes have been popular on websites such as Tumblr, Fat Pita and many other websites. Naturally, as with many trends (remember when a # symbol was only used on Twitter?), it ends up on Facebook. Recently, memes are one such trend to fall victim to this. Memes are used to describe a concept that spreads via the Internet. Oftentimes, they are a stereotypical picture accompanied with a clever caption that depicts a situation or feeling the general public shares.

As memes grow in popularity among general Internet users, they have been especially popular with college students. Colleges and universities have seen groups popping up as the official "meme" pages for their respective schools. Each meme pertains to certain social customs, trends, problems or issues that students of all ages can relate to.

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SGA announces new campus ATMs, smart phone voting

In a press conference held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, Student Body President Andrew Paulsen announced that four new ATMs, including two in new locations on campus, are coming to Marist. He also made several other announcements updating other projects including smart phone voting for this year's SGA elections and information on the Student Center renovation.

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Pack the House sellout streak ends after four years

This year's Pack the House night was a night of firsts for the Marist women's basketball program. The team itself took care of business, defeating the Fairfield Stags 60-54 to earn sole possession of first place in the MAAC conference standings. The attendance, however, was for the first time in the five-year history of the Pack the House initiative, not a sellout.

The lack of a sellout ends the Red Foxes' claim as the only school in the NCAA to sell out Pack the House night for four straight seasons.  Marist was also the first non-major conference school to win the national Pack the House crown last season.

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Technical error causes Vassar admissions gaffe

On Friday, Jan. 27, Vassar admissions made live its new website for early decision applicants. Within the first half hour, 122 high school seniors logged on and saw a congratulatory message about their acceptance. Seventy-six of these acceptances were errors, causing disappointment for applicants who had thought they were accepted.

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Frats, sororities and athletes discuss dangers of hazing

On Sunday, Feb. 12, 128 students gathered together to take a stand against hazing practices and rituals. Dominated by mostly sororities and fraternities, with a few athletes representing their respective teams, students assembled into the cabaret at 7 p.m. to discuss the very real dangers of abusive and forceful hazing.

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SGA approves new elections commission

As student government elections near and campaign season approaches, the SGA Executive Board and Senate unanimously approved three officers to run a new elections commission.  Erica Jordan, a sophomore will head the commission and be joined by sophomore Maggie Crateau and freshman Anthony Zanin.

This three-person board is a shift for the elections process, which had in years past been overseen by one commissioner.

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Three students perish in fire, cause undetermined

Town of Poughkeepsie officials have confirmed the identities of the three victims of a house fire that occurred early the morning of Saturday, Jan. 21, at 112 Fairview Avenue. The names of the deceased were not released over the weekend because not all family members had been notified.

The three victims of the fire have been confirmed by Town officials as: Eva R. Block, Kerry R. Fitzsimons and Kevin P. Johnson. Block, 21, was a Marist College senior and Woodbridge, Conn. native. Fitzsimons, 21, was a Marist senior and Commack, N.Y. native. Johnson, 21, of New Canaan, Conn., was enrolled at Marist from 2008-2010.

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Marist community remembers and honors students lost in fire

This past weekend, two Marist students and one former student died in a house fire on Fairview Avenue. The two students were Eva Block and Kerry Fitzsimons, 21, and the former student was Kevin Johnson, 21.

The fire took place on Saturday night around 1:30 a.m. on 112 Fairview Avenue at an off-campus residence. Though the details about the fire have not been released, there is an open investigation as to what may have caused the blaze.

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Off-campus residents focus on fire safety

As Marist continues to remember the victims of the recent fire, Marist students and their landlords have been taking steps to ensure that the incident cannot be repeated. Following the fire on Fairview Avenue early last Saturday morning, many Marist students living off-campus, with the help of their landlords, have been making sure fire safety regulations in their houses are up to par and that no detail is overlooked.

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Young Democrats and Young Republicans Face Off in First Debate

   On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Marist Young Democrats and Marist Republicans held their first debate in the Performing Arts Room. The informal debate began at 9:15 p.m. and ran for well over an hour. This event is one of the first of its kind, since the Young Democrats is a newly created club that only emerged this semester. Full story

Marist's Strategic Plan

   At the beginning of the 2011 fall semester, after a year of discussions, Marist released its Strategic Plan for the next five years. This student-centered plan focuses on making the process of paying tuition and following processes a more enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Full story

Power Outages Can't Stop the Party

   Power outages in the Poughkeepsie area Saturday, Oct. 29 through Monday, Oct. 31 could have stopped local hotspot Darby O'Gill's (also known as "Darby's") from providing Marist students with a party. Instead, the pub decided to do something different Halloween night. Full story

Drug and alcohol violations increasing on campus

Drug and alcohol statistics were released this October. Violations have increased in the past few years, but some attribute this to the growing number of accepted students.

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Annual Hunger Meal to call attention to hunger around the world

On Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. the Cabaret will host the annual Hunger Meal. The event is part of Hunger Awareness Month this November, and focuses on showing participants what hunger is like in Third World countries.

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Financial Services switches to electronic

Student Financial Services now offers many of its services online, through MyMarist. Students can log on to collect refund checks, pay their tuition and check their financial records.

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Congressman speaks to ROTC about service

Congressman Chris Gibson came to Marist on Monday, Oct. 17 to speak to ROTC about four key areas: funding, training, academics and medical support.

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You Can Expect a Great, Rare Meal at The Valley Café

Students are quickly beginning to realize the diverse deliciousness of the Valley Café.

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Silver Needle Fashion Show

Expect to notice a few changes at the annual Marist fashion show.

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Marist implements new text messaging alert system

Marist is instituting a text message alert system, available for students to opt in to by texting: follow MaristAlerts, to 40404. The school will send out text messages to students about class cancellations, campus emergencies, and delays.

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Heart1 event generates relationship abuse awareness

The Marist Student Center was overflowing with purple-themed goods and services on Wednesday, Oct. 5 during the Heart1 dating violence awareness benefit. A raffle, purple bracelets, purple hair extensions and purple-frosted cupcakes were some of the many items students could purchase at the benefit. All of the proceeds went to local charities that assisted women and children who have been subjected to and suffered through relationship abuse.

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Zipcars debut family weekend

After Student Body President Andrew Paulsen's press conference on Aug. 31, the Marist campus has been waiting for the Zipcar program to kick off. As of last Friday, Sept. 30, Marist is the 140th campus among Vassar College, Yale University and many others to be a part of the "Zipcar for Universities" program.

"We got the idea to get a Zipcar program [after] finding out that Vassar already had one," Meaghan Neary, co-chair of the transportation committee and senior class president said.

Neary made sure that the Zipcars were on display during the major events of Family Weekend.

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Marist Young Democrats Receive Official Charter

Students now have another opportunity to be politically active on campus thanks to the new Marist Young Democrats club. 

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Marist campus suffers two vandalism incidents

Marist students received recent reports alerting them about vandalism on campus. The Marist community was informed through a mass email about the incidents on Monday, Sept. 26, with updates on the situation on Tuesday.

The Office of Safety and Security found the first traces of vandalism on Sept. 2 at about 2 a.m on the new main gate while out on a routine patrol round. Security officers also found vandalism on the Fontaine windows on Sept. 10.

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Singers at 9/11 memorial

9/11 remembered: Marist honors those affected by the tragedy

Students, faculty and parents gathered outside Lowell Thomas Communication Center on Saturday to honor the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 and to remember both loss and heroism.

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Housing rumors put to rest

Incentives for build-ups: tuition breaks instead of laptops

With a record of over 11,000 applicants for this year's freshmen class, it is no secret that Marist is reaching the radar of many competitive students.

As more students accept the opportunity to attend school here, new pressures are placed on the college as a whole. How will we feed all of these new freshmen? How will this affect the student-to-teacher ratio? Will this put stresses on the number of resources we have available? And, most importantly, where are all of these students going to live?


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Annual Career and Internship Fair to take place Oct. 6.

    Marist College's annual Career and Internship Fair will be taking place Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. Marist students who attend have the opportunity to meet and speak to around 50 representatives from large corporations, such as Target, IBM, Kenneth Cole, Yale New Haven Health and Toys "R" Us. There will also be recruiters from not-for-profits, such as Peace Corps, and government agencies, including the Armed Forces.

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