Marist Knocks Down the Wall

Poughkeepsie, NY- Immigrants at Marist and the subject of immigration is not something typically explored within the student body. On November 8, 2017, in the Henry Hudson Room on 3rd floor of Fontaine at Marist College, the presence of Dan Buzi, Dr. Maria Höen, Anish Kanoria, Ignacio Acevedo, and Renee T. Oni-Eseleh commanded the attention of the student, faculty filled audience.

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Marist Is Not Excluded From Rape, Sexual Assault

[Edit, 12/16/17: A picture of SNAP safewalker routes was removed upon request by the Security Office’s SNAP program due to concerns about on campus safety.]

[Edit, 12/17/17:  Pictures of the SNAP procedural manual, except for its cover, have been removed.]

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – 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.

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Marist’s Ethical Fashion Initiative Club, Changing the World One Garment at a Time.

As of 2017 The Business of Fashion has ranked Marist Fashion Program as 38th globally in their annual ranking of fashion schools, but how much are these students learning about the ethical aspect of fashion.  In 2016, alumni Rebekkah Coclasure started her senior year of college with one goal in mind, to startup the Ethical Fashion Initiative Club.  By the end of her senior year she had succeeded, but has anyone stopped to wonder where are they now?  With that stood other looming questions, what have they done for ethical fashion and where are they headed for the future? Continue reading

The Hudson Valley’s Fight for Documentation

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Undocumented immigration has become one of the most prevalent societal issues in recent years. In the Hudson Valley specifically, there is a growing movement both to have open discussion about the issue and to take action to address it.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Marist College held a forum on refugees and immigrants in the Hudson Valley. The event was run by the Marist Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership. The panel of speakers consisted of activists as well as members of various organizations meant to help undocumented immigrants in the Hudson Valley. Most panel members were immigrants themselves and shared some very enlightening information on their own experiences with the process. The panel was clearly very passionate and showed that there is a clear will within the Hudson Valley to address the issue of undocumented immigration. Continue reading

Marist College Granted Approval For Doctorate Program

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist College’s plan of bringing its first ever Doctor of Physical Therapy program to campus has finally come to fruition.

According to a Marist College press release, the program received approval from the New York State Board of Regents, which is required to begin the process of enrolling students. The institution is also waiting to hear back from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education regarding its application for Candidate of Accreditation status. Continue reading

The Morgan Center: Still Going the Extra Mile

LONG ISLAND, NY—The Morgan Center still continues to work wonders for children diagnosed with cancer.  If you don’t remember, The Morgan Center is the first ever pre-school for children with cancer in America. It is located on Long Island, New York, created and named after Morgan Zuch, a current sophomore at Marist College. When Zuch was just two and a half years old, she was diagnosed with Leukemia and because the chemotherapy was so strong, Zuch was not able to live life like a normal pre-school child. Unfortunately, this is the usual situation for children diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy. To make a long story short, The Morgan Center was started up shortly after Zuch finished chemotherapy and was declared free of cancer. This pre-school is specially designed for young children who went through exactly what Morgan had to go through, but gives them the closest chance they’ll ever get to having a normal childhood.  The pre-school was started by Zuch’s parents and is over the years growing to become an amazing organization.

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Just Lock Your Doors

POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y.–  Right up the street from the campus of Marist College is a newly built suit style apartment building, “Fox Run at Fulton.” These apartment style suites are filled with mostly Marist students along with a few public residents. Although these apartments are filled with a majority of Marist students, it is considered off-campus living. Marist does rent out one floor in Fox Run for Marist students, because of a new building not being built on time for this semester.

Fox Run: Street View with Gate

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Study Breaks, Re-imagined

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — After a long weekend of procrastinating, accompanied by a mound of work steadily accumulating, Sunday strolls along and it’s crunch time. A case could be made that this is simply adding to the procrastination, but, according to ScienceDaily, taking a break from work actually increases overall productivity. Though it’s a fairly unknown club on Marist College’s campus, the Red Ink Club holds a prominent place in the lives of students who attend.

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