New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Delivers Speech at Marist
By Jack McElduff
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at Marist on Thursday morning, releasing details regarding the state’s budget plan for 2018 and beyond.
Cuomo spoke for more than an hour about the progress being made on multiple fronts, both statewide and, locally, in Dutchess County. Several county executives and city officials were on hand for the budget announcement.
Marist Faculty and Administration Struggle to Agree on Decision-Making Process Concerning Professors' Salaries
By Alyssa Hurlbut
Marist College faculty voted overwhelmingly against an administrative proposal that changes how Marist teaching salaries are decided. Opposition centered on the level of faculty involvement in the decision-making process, according to those interviewed.
The 120-55 vote, which took place at a plenary session Jan. 31 between President David Yellen and the faculty, rejected the administration’s proposed revisions to the process for determining salary raises each year.
Early Morning Fire Alarm Set off in Building A
By Caroline Chan
At 4:26 a.m. early Friday morning, Feb. 16, all students in New Gartland Building A were abruptly woken up by the blaring sounds of the fire alarm telling them to evacuate the building.
According to a security officer, someone had sprayed a fire extinguisher against a wall, and then along that hallway, on the third floor near the elevators. The powder had set the smoke alarms off and that had alerted security.
Marist College Revokes Bill O'Reilly's Honorary Degree
By Editorial Board
The Marist College Board of Trustees has revoked Bill O’Reilly’s honorary degree, President David Yellen announced in a memorandum Sunday morning. “Bill O’Reilly has been accused of engaging in multiple acts of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment of women in the workplace,” Yellen wrote. “To many, his reported payments of tens of millions of dollars and dismissal by Fox News lend credibility to the allegations against him.”
Marist Unveils North Campus Dining Center
By Brian Edsall
Hundreds of students overflowed Marist College’s new North Campus Dining Center during its ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening.
“We have a very enthusiastic, potentially unruly crowd here,” said President David Yellen, addressing the crowd. “Rossi’s may have something to do with the size and enthusiasm.”
Yellen stood alongside Executive Vice President Geoffrey Brackett and Giovanni Rossi, founder of Rossi & Son’s Rosticceria. The crowd of students cheered emphatically as the ribbon was cut.
Marist Makes Strides in Expanding On-Campus Fitness Centers
By Alyssa Hurlbut
Fitness is flourishing at Marist College as the school sweeps in a series of expansion projects for its on-campus workout facilities.
The latest student gym attached to North Campus Housing Building D spearheaded the movement with its grand opening Monday, January 15. The facility, which abuts the building’s retail food court, boasts tile floors, windowed walls, 35 cardio machines, a dance room, an innovative sound system, and Marist’s signature arched doorways on either side.
Marist is Not Excluded from Rape, Sexual Assault
By Luke Carberry Mogan
When Marist’s Office of Safety and Security published its 2014-2016 crime report this semester, students were shocked to discover the following statistics that took place over those three years: 12 total rapes, one fondling, three aggravated assaults, one domestic violence case, and seven dating violence incidents.
Students who sought out this information were shocked, but based off the lack of observable student activism or discussion, a large majority of students remain unaware of these statistics.
Faculty Seeks to Cut Ties with Bill O'Reilly
William J. O’Reilly completed his undergraduate career as a history major at Marist College in the graduating class of 1971. He worked as a writer for The Circle, with his own popular column titled “Attitudes: Outrageous,” and played as the kicker on the college’s first ever championship football team. Since then, he made frequent visits back to campus to attend football games and interact with the current players, and in 2001, Marist awarded him with an honorary degree.
As of October 2017, the Marist faculty requested that the Board of Trustees rescind Bill O’Reilly’s honorary degree awarded at the 2001 Commencement ceremony, and have readily suggested so with a faculty petition.
Telling Our Marist Stories
By Editorial Board
With my legs crossed and my Canon resting in my lap, I admired the glow on the stone patio of Greystone as the sun peaked through the fir trees above me. Greystone, a speckled building of charcoal-colored stone dressed in green vines, is, in my opinion, the heart of Marist College, and my favorite place to take photographs. Sitting across from me in an intricate white dress was the beautiful Julia DiMarzo, a senior Fashion Merchandising major who spent her summer working with the Director of Transfer Admissions.