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David Yellen out, Dennis Murray back. Over the summer, Marist College saw a sudden shift in Presidents with the departure of Yellen and the experienced replacement of Murray as Interim President. 

Continued shifts in executives. Marist named Michael Caputo as new Chief Information Officer. Caputo comes to Marist with years of experience surrounding university health systems as well as an accomplished background at NASA.

Marist was named a top institution for undergraduate fashion design and fashion business and management by Business of Fashion. This publication ranks schools according to Best Overall, Best in Global Influence, Best in Learning Experience and Best in Long-Term Value. 

Thomas Zurhellen, Marist Associate Professor of English is nearing his goal of walking from the West Coast to Poughkeepsie to honor veterans lost to suicide. His goal is $40,000, expected to arrive in Poughkeepsie on Aug 23, Zurhellen is inching closer and closer to his overall goal.


Multiple shootings shook the United States in early August in two cities. El Paso and Dayton struggled gripping the reality of these shootings while national debate about gun violence sparked once again. 

Democrats push to narrow the crowded 2020 field, coming into the deadline as the next democratic national debate nears. We’re seeing Biden, Sanders, Warren and Harris at the top of the polls.

International protests spark demanding for democracy in Hong Kong as activists and police clash for seemingly weeks on end. Recently focused around the Hong Kong International Airport, these protests have been demanding democracy at the legislative level. 

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