Guest speaker Duncan Cohen: living and working with the Ebola crisis

“This is the most people I have ever spoken in front of before”, announced Duncan Cohen, a Senior Training and Development Specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. It was only twenty-two days prior that Duncan was assisting in the Ebola crisis that is currently taking place in Liberia with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Continue reading

Final projects and footie pajamas

On December 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 p.m. two Marist College sophomores sit along side one another in Post Production Suite Room 231 located on the second floor of Lowell Thomas. These two students are Sarah Allen and Amber Rubi Urena. Although both communication majors, Allen is concentrating in advertisement and minoring in video production whereas Urena’s concentration is in public relations with a double minor in video production and business. Continue reading

A historic hidden gem

At the corner of Main and Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie sits Alex’s Restaurant, a quaint breakfast and lunch bistro. Alex’s website describes its interior as art deco, but Front of House Manager Michael Pertesis says that the mellow green walls, white accents, brick floor and exposed radiators are meant to be “reminiscent of an old-fashioned place that has been here for one-hundred years.” Continue reading

Safety tips for students

After a long night of studying in the James A. Cannavino Library for a test you have the next day, you start your walk back to your off-campus house. As you are walking to your house, a stranger suddenly approaches you. Before you know it, the stranger is demanding your wallet and all of your belongings. It is then that you suddenly realize that you’re being robbed. Continue reading

Marist alums; the journey from students to campus leaders

With 36,000 Marist alumni worldwide, there is no shortage of people who have studied at Marist over the years. There are dozens of notable Marist alumni such as Fox News political commentator Bill O’Reilly ’71 and 1-800-Flowers President and entrepreneur Christopher McCann ’83. But, there are also a sufficient number of Marist graduates who decided to return to the campus and work. Here are three of their stories. Continue reading

What does the fox mean?

“It’s a great day to be a red fox!” reads the headline of the Go Red Foxes homepage. “Go Red Foxes!” Shooter Fox, the college’s official mascot, encourages fans to chant at sporting events. And it is a fox that’s printed on the majority of Marist apparel worn proudly by students, faculty, staff and alumni. And since October of 2013 the Marist Community knows what the Fox says- “ Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding“ and sometimes “Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!” –but, what does the Fox mean? Continue reading

Weather proves to be problematic for waterfront restaurant employees

Although the first day of fall is not until Sept. 21, sweater weather is already upon Poughkeepsie, NY. Though the Hudson Valley’s notorious foliage is starting to become more and more visible with each passing day, not everybody is looking forward to its arrival.  And even though this area attracts tourists from near and far during this time of year, it is also this time of year that marks the end of the busy season for local waterfront restaurants. Continue reading