Video: Identifying Yesterday’s High Tech
Jun24

Video: Identifying Yesterday’s High Tech

In 1997, the Kodak DC120 was one of the first consumer digital cameras sold. Dennis Showers, interim director of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education, remembers when first got them for teaching. It was 1.2 megapixels and cutting-edge tech. Now, he just uses his smartphone. We have fun with three education majors — Tristan Johnson ’20, Eliza Oliverio ’20 and Allyson Burzynski ’20 — as they try to determine what...

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Reach Out and Be Surprised
Jun24

Reach Out and Be Surprised

Artist Ivan Cash ’08 encourages connection and curiosity in the digital age. A few years ago, Ivan Cash ’08 had an idea to bring strangers together — using a digital tool that can often make us more insular and detached. Cash created Selfless Portraits, an interactive art project that invited Facebook users to receive a random user’s profile picture, draw it and welcome a stranger drawing theirs in return. He posted the finished...

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The Door Opens to Cuba
Jun24

The Door Opens to Cuba

Geneseo begins study abroad in the country, offering students new pathways to global citizenship. Studying abroad is one of the most beneficial things you can do in your undergraduate career, or in life, to connect with other people around the world.” The statement from Marisa Sanquini ’20, an anthropology major with minors in history and Native American studies, echoes one of Geneseo’s values: Study abroad helps students become...

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A Stitch in Time
Jun24

A Stitch in Time

Students rekindle the art of knitting and crocheting on campus. At 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Adelaide Weidner ’20 and other members of Geneseo’s Stitches Club gather in the College Union, needles, yarn and project ideas in hand.  Students of all experience levels knit and crochet while sharing stories and camaraderie with one another. At each meeting, everyone tells their names, preferred pronouns, class year and major before turning...

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Gift Creates Access to Higher Ed for Students
Jun24

Gift Creates Access to Higher Ed for Students

Greg O’Connell ’64 created an endowment for underserved youth to pursue their goals. For more than 40 years, Greg O’Connell ’64 has fostered a community-minded approach to development. In Red Hook, Brooklyn, he invested in real estate not to sell but to renovate and rent as businesses and residences. O’Connell’s drive has transformed Red Hook into a dynamic, sustainable neighborhood. He has taken that philosophy and effort...

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Three Days in Nature Prep Students for Four Years at Geneseo
Jun24

Three Days in Nature Prep Students for Four Years at Geneseo

Christina Morrow ’20 shares how the award-winning, First-Year Experience Program helped her acclimate to the rigors and embrace the opportunities of college life. Before Christina Morrow ’20 started classes at Geneseo, she spent three days in Letchworth State Park with other students also new to college life. They learned about local indigenous history and the park’s flora, fauna and biodiversity. They camped, hiked, rafted in...

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