Full interviews with candidates for Student Association Executive Committee

Elections for the Student Association Executive Committee will be held from March 26-28. In these interviews, candidates talk about their reasons for running, their goals if elected and their views of SA as an institution.

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Second annual Mental Health Town Hall event addresses student concerns surrounding campus support services

The second annual Mental Health Town Hall met on Monday March 11 in Newton 204 at 4 p.m. to discuss what students, faculty, staff and administration have to say about mental health at the college. 

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Cuomo’s existing travel ban prohibits swimmers from lodging in North Carolina for national competition

The swimming and diving team’s 10 qualifying athletes for the NCAA Division III championships to be held in Greensboro, NC on March 20-23 will abide by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s travel ban to North Carolina, according to the college.

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Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig gives lecture urging open access to scholarly works

Harvard Law School’s Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership Lawrence Lessig presented the Open Education Week 2019 keynote address on Wednesday March 6 in Wadsworth Auditorium. Lessig’s talk, titled “On the Obligation of Scholars,” drew from his specialty in intellectual property law and experience as a founding board member of Creative Commons. 

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Rising minimum wage leads to fewer hours for GLK workers

This increase in wages has affected student workers, including those who work with Geneseo Late Knight. 

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Finalists chosen for Vice President of Finance and Administration position

The search committee to find a new Vice President for Finance and Administration finished the last of its three candidates’ campus visits on Friday March 1. The chosen candidate is planned to start on July 1. 

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School of Business adjusts major requirements after AACSB changes accreditation process

The School of Business has decided to add data analytics as a required course for all students who will enter the major in the fall of 2019. The college changed the requirements in order to fit the new standards to be an accredited business school. 

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School of Education dean takes leave mid-semester for professional development

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Stacey Robertson informed the campus via email on Feb. 25 that dean of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education Anjoo Sikka is taking a Title F leave beginning immediately. Sikka will return in August 2019 as a professor in the School of Education but will not return to the dean position. 

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Faculty, student concerns about 20 clocks missing from academic buildings lead to ongoing UPD investigation

Students and professors have raised questions after noticing  clocks missing from Newton Hall, Milne Library, the Integrated Science Center and Bailey Hall. The 20 missing clocks have prompted a University Police Department investigation.

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Students respond with disappointment following back-to-back bias-related incidents in Niagara Hall

Niagara Hall has been the site of several bias-related incidents in past weeks. Sometime between Feb. 9 and 10, a Black History Month drawing on a whiteboard was erased through. The board clearly said, “do not erase” and was designed by one of the resident assistants in Niagara Hall.

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Campus Auxiliary Services enters the final stages of hiring new executive director

Campus Auxiliary Services is nearing the end of the process to hire a new executive director. After a national search to fill the position, the pool has been narrowed down to three candidates who most align with the college’s vision and ideals.

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College plans to renovate Fraser, Sturges Hall starting in spring 2020

Sturges and Fraser Hall will be renovated as part of a campus-wide process expected to begin in March 2020, depending on available funding. These renovations are aimed to provide an inclusive and welcoming space for students and faculty while improving safety standards in the buildings.

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Campus community mourns loss of caring, kind student Rachael Christianson

Psychology major senior Rachael Christianson passed away on Feb. 10, according to an email from President Denise Battles to the college community on Feb. 13. Battles writes that Rachael’s “academic record reflected a breadth of interest in several fields, including the math cluster she took along with her psychology major.”

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Dean tasked with managing multicultural services leaves for Canisius

Former Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Programs and Services Fatima Rodriguez Johnson left her position at Geneseo after 12 years on Feb. 1. With her departure, she leaves her impact through her multicultural work and the students, faculty and staff she interacted with. 

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Student Association restricts club, student access to class listservs

The beginning of this semester raised key issues regarding how clubs and organizations communicate with members of the college. Due to intersession classes, the email server “WhatsUp” was briefly affected, in which only intersession students had access to information from the server. 

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Alpha Kappa Phi house subject to illegal intrusion, Village Police say

The Alpha Kappa Phi “Ago” sorority house, residing at 26 Wadsworth St., was the location of an unlawful intrusion on Sunday Feb. 17 at around 3 a.m. A man in his forties followed one of the women into the house and as many shouted for him to leave, the man continued to stay in the home, eventually leaving after the confrontation.

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Geneseo to host conference convening New York state’s local historians

Distinguished professor of history Michael Oberg is pioneering a conference and initiative that is the first of its kind in New York state. The initiative works to link up local historians with students so they can work together on projects about local history. 

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Crime log trends suggest Southside residence halls with most freshmen have increased crime

The largest amount of crime on campus occurs in residence halls that house primarily freshmen, according to the University Police Crime Log. The most common crimes include possession of marijuana and petit larceny.

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Administration announces plan to address college’s financial health, sustainability

President Denise Battles initiative for a Financial Health and Sustainability Initiative focuses on improving the college’s financial situation to account for increased annual expenditures that exceed the college’s revenues. One measure that has been taken is expanding the college’s Budget Priorities Committee.

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CAS online ordering is operational at certain locations, will soon be fully functioning

Campus Auxiliary Services’s online ordering services have been down since the second week in November 2018. CAS announced on Tuesday Feb. 11 that online ordering services would return to regular operation for Red Jacket Dining Hall, Letchworth Dining Hall and the smoothie and deli stations in Mary Jemison Dining Hall. 

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