Fashion Column: Bold colors, statement pieces likely to bloom this spring season

As spring and sunshine approach, our minds shift from parkas and snow boots to skirts and khaki shorts. Although most of us are anxious to finally lay out on the college green to tan or play frisbee, our minds may skip to the latest spring trends. 

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Alumnus returns to campus for discussion concerning personal growth, triumph over childhood struggles

Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development Professional Development event titled “Resilience and Persistence in Careers” on March 14 during which he discussed his youth as an Egyptian immigrant with cancer and how it influenced his outlook on life. 

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Psychology professor’s passion for happiness engages students through insightful presentation

Associate professor of psychology James Allen spoke about the psychology of happiness, a subject area in which he has done extensive research and currently teaches a class, on Wednesday March 27 in the MacVittie College Union Fireside Lounge.

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Club Profile: Women’s Leadership Institute

Powerful. Motivational. Inspiring. These are three words to describe the Women’s Leadership Institute on the Geneseo campus.  The Women’s Leadership Institute is an organization specifically designed to help women gain opportunism and succeed both in the workforce and on the campus.  

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The Frugal Foodie: Spring semester soul food

Looking for something to get you out of the post-spring break blues? Or maybe to comfort and console you as you quickly approach the end of the semester and finals week? Look no further than this scrumptious macaroni and cheese recipe that will keep you going back for more whether you’re finishing up a final paper or binge watching a Netflix series to procrastinate school work.

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Vietnamese exchange student emphasizes importance of cultural awareness, assimilation

Communication major senior Udeshi Seneviratne is a Geneseo student who came from Vietnam to the United States after graduating from high school. She developed a passion for learning about various cultures at a young age and has since chosen to discover and help showcase the world’s distinct societies. 

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Club Profile: Elementary and Secondary Education Association

Plenty of students on campus study education and there are multiple education-related clubs; one of these clubs is the Elementary and Secondary Education Association. They host presentations geared toward education majors, but anyone is welcome to join.

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Class Profile: PLSC 291 analyzes political science of Middle Eastern conflicts

Assistant professor of political science and international relations Raslan Ibrahim is a newer addition to the political science program here at Geneseo. Ibrahim’s expertise and passion especially comes through when he teaches PLSC 291: War and Peace in the Middle East. 

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Meet the Greeks: Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta is among the Divine Nine historic black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Panhellenic Council. Originating in 1930, the Divine Nine served as a premier organization for African-American fraternities and sororities. 

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Invasion of Privacy: Philosophy professor engages students with unconventional subject matter

Skeptic and movie fanatic David Hahn is an adjunct lecturer of philosophy at Geneseo. Hahn has worked at other institutions prior to his time here, but he says Geneseo has provided him the opportunity to teach unique subject material that he hasn’t had the chance to do elsewhere.

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Scholar-activist discusses American prison system

As part of the Geneseo’s annual Diversity Summit, the college welcomed associate professor of African American literature from the University of California at San Diego Dennis Childs to give the keynote speech. Childs discussed a social-justice-centered approach to diversity, as well as inclusivity on Geneseo’s campus.

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“Feminism and Pornography” course addresses taboos, explores explicit material

When students arrive to college, we are often encouraged to explore the variety of classes a college offers. A diverse class schedule helps us better understand the world around us and become educated on topics we normally would not spend time studying. Throughout our adolescent and teenage years, topics that can be deemed as promiscuous such as sex, sexuality and pornography have been ruled as too inappropriate for in-school discussion.

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Pride Alliance’s Drag Ball showcases student talent, celebrates LGBTQ+ community

Energy and excitement pulsated in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Saturday March 2, extending throughout the whole building. The Pride Alliance hosted their annual Drag Ball, which included performances from both students and professionals.

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Meet the Greeks: Sigma Delta Tau

Sigma Delta Tau was founded in 1917 on the basis of empowering and bringing together women who hold the same values. The Gamma Chi chapter at Geneseo was established in 1982 and currently has 107 active members. 

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Student researchers analyze local cemetery records, historical implications

Three students have been working alongside adjunct professor of anthropology Kristi Krumrine in a directed study at Mount Hope Cemetery, a 19th century historical area in Rochester, NY. 

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Alumnus Spotlight: Former student pursues child entertainment, “Kids on Earth” project

To Howard Blumenthal ‘74, co-creator of PBS’s “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego,” one-time syndicated newspaper columnist and current Ivy League academic, Geneseo was a launchpad to a lengthy career in different fields. 

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Professor addresses underrepresentation of women in politics, disparity between parties

Although women make up 51 percent of the United States population, they only make up 29 percent of the U.S. Congress. In the 1980s, female candidates for office were very rare in both the Republican and Democratic Parties; about 10 percent of candidates running for Congress were women in 1988. 

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BSU Annual Soul Food Dinner highlights black female empowerment, self-love

Black Student Union’s annual Soul Food Dinner, “Black Girl Magic,” on Saturday Feb. 23 was more than just a dining experience; it was a night dedicated to embracing and celebrating the power of black women in a rich and welcoming setting.

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Meet the Greeks: Royal Lady Knights

The Royal Lady Knights is a local Geneseo sorority, founded in 1989, that encourages both inclusivity and social service work. Collectively, there are about 100 members who are affiliated with the organization. 

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Basketball player discovers love for modeling, photography

Communication major senior Sean Avery can be found shooting hoops on the basketball court or modeling throughout the streets of New York City.  As a member of the men’s basketball team for the past four years, Avery reflects on the influence basketball has had on his experience at Geneseo.

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