Video: If I Knew Then
Dec13

Video: If I Knew Then

At one point, Molly Smith Metzler ’00 viewed her career as a playwright and screenwriter to be a failure. Now, as a producer and writer for the hit TV Showtime series “Shameless” and writer for “Orange is the New Black,” she can look back and see her “failures” were not failures at all, but the experiences that shaped her. We continue the series of “If I Knew Then” with other...

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Be a Jeopardy! champion: Take a Trivia Quiz from a Winner
Dec03

Be a Jeopardy! champion: Take a Trivia Quiz from a Winner

High-school history teacher Justin Vossler ’11 knows his trivia. He won five times on Jeopardy! this year and competed in the show’s Tournament of Champions. Want to test your trivia knowledge? Justin has created a quiz, just for the Geneseo Scene. Questions get more difficult the longer you play. Enjoy! 1. Despite trailing 28-3 in the 3rd quarter, this team rallied to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in overtime: Show Answer New England...

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The Business of Building Hope
Dec01

The Business of Building Hope

It was the early 1980s and Mark Ashley ’77 was on his way to one of his patient’s living quarters in the residential area of the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), the rehabilitation facility he had founded to treat patients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. He was carrying a small bottle of champagne.

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Office Space
Dec01

Office Space

Stepping into some professors’ offices is an encounter with  their passion for their area of expertise, their personalities and life journeys.

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Keeping the Winning Program Strong
Dec01

Keeping the Winning Program Strong

“It’s not really that hard of a decision to support Geneseo,” said Kevin Gavagan ’75. “The students are well-rounded, bright and hard-working, and we alumni have an obligation to give back and keep that winning program strong.”

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The Art of Failure
Dec01

The Art of Failure

My after-Geneseo plans were pretty simple. I was going to graduate in May of 2000, head to a Ph.D. program in September, and be an English professor by 2007. In my free time, I would: adopt a pug dog, start an herb garden, and be a calm human. But as graduation grew closer, I did something that shocked everyone. I decided to turn down a full ride to a prestigious Ph.D. program so I could move to Martha’s Vineyard and waitress.

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