VentureWorks
Aug15

VentureWorks

  First Words: Student entrepreneurs create businesses and solve problems. Read more about Ben and his fair-trade venture. While still a student, Benjamin Conard ’16 launched a chocolate business that is helping to improve the lives of impoverished cocoa farmers in places like West Africa, where 70 percent of the world’s cocoa is produced. Conard’s chocolate is Fair Trade Certified™ — cocoa that is supported by fair wages, safe...

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Courageous Voices
Aug15

Courageous Voices

#MeToo Highlights the importance of speaking out, even when it is difficult. In 2017, actress Alyssa Milano published a simple Tweet on social media: “Me Too.” She suggested every woman who has been a victim of sexual harassment and abuse do the same.  Users shared or reacted to the post 24 million times in 24 hours, according to the Associated Press. “Me too” has since become a movement of speaking up about the problem so powerful...

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Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Aug15

Old Friends, Newly Reunited

Geneseo friends are friends for life. We celebrate “sisters and brothers” who stay together.  Still running Twelve years ago, Karen Merrill Livingston ’08 moved into a house at 25 South Street in Geneseo with eight friends from the cross-country and track teams. Though they aspired to different careers, they trained and competed, talked over dinner and then studied in the library together every day. “We became family,”...

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Sparking a New Generation of Knights
Aug15

Sparking a New Generation of Knights

Coaches, who themselves were stand-out student-athletes at Geneseo, know their athletes will fit in here.  Sustaining success isn’t always easy, but an important component of Geneseo’s run of athletic accomplishments are our former athletes who assist the next generation of Knight athletes. Their own experiences playing on teams at Geneseo have inspired them to recommend the Knights to their own stand-out student-athletes. Joe Zera...

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Video: Pet Store Fish May Inform Human Vision
Aug15

Video: Pet Store Fish May Inform Human Vision

At Geneseo, Assistant Professor of Biology Travis Bailey and student researchers are examining how zebra fish regenerate retinal cells. What they learn may help conquer sight loss in...

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Video:  John Lombardo ’74 of 10,000 Maniacs performs
Aug15

Video: John Lombardo ’74 of 10,000 Maniacs performs

John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar while he was a student at Geneseo. He went on to co-found the iconic alternative band the 10,000 Maniacs and is still making music with them and with another project, John & Mary and the Valkyries. Join him onstage in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was called up by friends to play and sing a...

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