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How college can be like a cruise ship

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By Kaylee Johnson

Campus News

On my most recent vacation I found out that cruises are more like college than I’d ever expected. I enjoyed the cruise, quirks and all, but such trips are still fun to make fun of.

Everyone’s college journey is different, but some things are universal. I hope your college cruise avoids rough waters and keeps smooth sailing. Here are some similarities I found at my college and on my cruise: Continue reading

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Lack of mental health services for students of color

Claudia Lamberty
Campus News

In a society riddled with conflict inspired by racial consciousness, resources pertaining to mental health and emotional support of students of color often seem out of reach.

The month of July has recently adopted the title of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and The Steve Fund has announced its initiative to provide information and support for students of color. Continue reading

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Zimpher to join national commission for K-12 social, emotional and academic health

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher has been appointed to the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, convened by Aspen Institute to broaden K-12 focus beyond academic achievement. The Commission will develop ways to fully integrate social, emotional, and academic development into K-12 education so that students are better prepared to thrive in school, career, and life.
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Advice for sophomores

By Gianluca Russo
Campus News

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Returning to school can be incredibly difficult, especially when summer vacation proves to be as entertaining and relaxing as one could only hope. My few months of break were all that I imagined they would be: I completed two internships, one in the features department of the Albany Times Union and one with a production company in New York City, made my New York theatre debut on the marketing of “iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical,” which played at the New York Musical Festival, and tried my hand at some freelance writing and social media work. While I spent a majority of my time in an office on my computer, I made sure to travel, both to South Carolina and Rhode Island, and spend as much time with friends as possible. To put it simply, this summer was truly the best one yet. Continue reading

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SUNY Ulster prof to participate in World Leadership Forum


SUNY Ulster Instructional Designer Hope Windle has been chosen as one of 10 people in the SUNY system to attend the Foreign Policy Association World Leadership Forum Dinner with H.E. Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico taking place on September 19, 2016.
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Berkshire president takes clean-air challenge

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Berkshire Community College President Ellen Kennedy (pictured) participated in the Berkshire County Clean Air Challenge on September 12.

The Clean Air Challenge is an opportunity for Massachusetts residents to explore commuting options, learn about alternative transportation, save money, and improve air quality. Leading up to the statewide event, the Berkshire County Regional Coordinating Council is hosting the Berkshire County Clean Air Challenge in recognition of the transportation options available in Berkshire County.

As part of the Berkshire County Clean Air Challenge, President Kennedy rode a BRTA bus between BCC’s Main Campus and the Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Pittsfield. The BRTA is a popular source of transportation for BCC students.

“I learned so much today. I learned that students can use Financial Aid to purchase their Charlie Cards. I also heard about how dependent they (students) are and appreciative they are for the BRTA and I feel good about reducing my carbon footprint,” said President Kennedy.

The Berkshire County Clean Air Challenge is an initiative of the Berkshire County Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), a group of agencies, transportation providers, and advocates working together to increase mobility and access across the County. The Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge is a project of MassDOT, in collaboration with MassRIDES and MassCommute.

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