First Words: Freedom of Inquiry 
Feb25

First Words: Freedom of Inquiry 

As a student, David Levy ’94 was inspired by class discourse about life’s infinite questions. As a philosophy professor, he now inspires those same discussions.  By Kris Dreessen David Levy ’94 enrolled at Geneseo with a much different career plan than his current position as associate professor and chair of philosophy. “I grew up watching all those 1980s-era, Perry Mason-type movies and reading Agatha Christie novels,” he says. “I...

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It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts
Feb25

It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts

Trivia nights have invited friendly pub competition for 50 years — and there’s likely a game near you. By Erin Ball ’22 Attending a weekly trivia game was not a part of Connor Hughson’s life while she studied at Geneseo. But now, trivia at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester is a big part of her friend group’s weekly schedule.  “We go as often as we can,” says Hughson, who graduated in 2014. “They’re just so fun.”  Bars and restaurants in the...

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Moving the College Forward With Donor Gifts
Feb25

Moving the College Forward With Donor Gifts

Flexible giving supports students like Carley Salerno ’23. By Carol Marcy Kathy Acierno Baron ’83 was the first in her family to graduate college and is still a passionate supporter of SUNY Geneseo. Although she has created two endowed scholarships, the Excellence in Residence Life Leadership Annual Scholarship and The Acierno Family Scholarship, Baron also makes donations to Geneseo that provide flexibility. Those gifts are for use...

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A Fight to Be (Finally) Heard
Feb25

A Fight to Be (Finally) Heard

The environmental justice movement was launched by residents who suffered consequences of pollution and other issues — and refused to be ignored. By Kris Dreessen   In the late 19th century, John Muir’s writings and advocacy focusing on the Sierra Nevada mountains sparked discussions about protecting wild spaces, ultimately leading to the creation of Yosemite National Park and other preserves.  That passion forprotecting wildlife...

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Video: Geneseo’s Living-Learning Communities
Feb25

Video: Geneseo’s Living-Learning Communities

Geneseo has diverse Living-Learning Communities on campus, in which students can live with, collaborate and discover with other students with similar interests. Two were launched in fall 2021. Umoja House is a community of students of diverse backgrounds who come together in a supportive environment to celebrate their identities while nurturing their leadership skills. Umoja is the first principle of Kwanzaa, meaning...

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New Sustainability Major Grows in Popularity
Feb25

New Sustainability Major Grows in Popularity

Courses and experiences prepare students for careers in fields from renewable energy to finance. By Kris Dreessen   Learn about how Geneseo is addressing sustainability in the world without our interactive map. Katelyn Adis ’24 entered Geneseo undeclared, open to trying many courses and activities in which she had interest, including dance, anthropology and environmental issues. She helped plan campus Earth Week events and joined...

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Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same
Oct29

Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same

  Karen Brown Bryant ’74 and Clara Worrall ’22 celebrate what makes Geneseo special in any era. By Kris Dreessen This spring, Clara Worrall ’22 will graduate with degrees in French and chemistry and a minor in anthropology. She started her four years at Geneseo navigating outdoor challenges with other first-year students in the Adirondack Mountains, and she has since studied abroad in Western Africa, completed an internship in a...

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Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?
Oct29

Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?

The College is celebrating the time-honored “Must-Dos” for the 150th — with a Few Surprises. By Kris Dreessen The Traditions Challenge: How many have you done? When Maddy Hymowitz ’24 and her friends want to see the sun set over the valley from the gazebo, they get there early. You have to, she says, to get a seat on the wall.  Watching the sky transform into sunset hues is a decades-old tradition at Geneseo. It’s pretty...

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History-Making Women
Oct29

History-Making Women

On Geneseo’s 150th anniversary, we celebrate women leaders. By Kris Dreessen Julia Delehanty graduated from the Geneseo Normal School in 1921. When she returned in 1956, it was as the college’s first physician. She was noted for being a skilled doctor and accessible to students. Only 5 percent of U.S. doctors were women during that time, says Amanda Roth, assistant professor of philosophy and women’s studies and coordinator of...

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VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings
Oct29

VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings

Do you know who Geneseo’s buildings are named after? Take a tour of some of the history with us:

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