Speaking Up
Nov13

Speaking Up

Geneseo faculty, students and staff have a tradition of activism. By Kris Dreessen Kathy Trainor joined Geneseo in 1970 as director of the MacVittie College Union and student activities. Right away, she noticed that the college community had a “code.” She can’t define it, she says, but it was visible in how faculty, students and staff stand up for and treat one another — with kindness, respect, an open mind and a desire to make a...

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A Century of Do-It-Yourself News
Jul14

A Century of Do-It-Yourself News

Student staff members of The Lamron have created their own voice and a lens to the world. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer’ 20 Larry Austin ’87 spent his years at Geneseo devoted to publishing the student-run newspaper, The Lamron, every week. Starting out as a sports writer, he moved on to sports editor as a sophomore, associate editor as a junior, and finally editor-in-chief his senior year, overseeing all production and management...

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Words to a New World
Jul14

Words to a New World

Book club members find escape and community at Geneseo for more than 100 years. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 In 1940, Marie Laure and her father fled to the French countryside when the German army invaded Paris. There she encountered Werner, a German who tracked the Resistance. Their tale, told in Anthony Doerr’s book “All the Light We Cannot See,” is one of survival, and how people try to be good to each other. Doerr’s story won...

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Seeds and Harvest
Jul13

Seeds and Harvest

While Geneseo’s mission is to foster student growth, faculty and staff learn and gain inspiration from students as well. By Kris Dreessen In higher education, we most often hear about how students learn from professors and staff. But just as often, those faculty and staff members say they learn from and are inspired by students. They are mentors, but their support of students comes back to them in many, sometimes revelatory, ways....

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Stream and Chill
Mar05

Stream and Chill

Grab the slippers and junk food. TV nights are still a favorite way for students to spend time together. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 Christina Schuppert ’21 was in kindergarten in 2005 when Meredith Grey and “McDreamy” first debuted on ABC’s award-winning “Grey’s Anatomy.” Fourteen years, 16 seasons and 345 episodes of medical drama later, the show is still popular, even with a new generation of audiences. Schuppert, now 20 years...

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Video: Geneseo’s Beekeeping Club
Mar05

Video: Geneseo’s Beekeeping Club

Geneseo Beekeeping Club’s Allison Menendez ’20 takes us on a visit to the campus hives, and shares how members explore the complex role of honeybees in the world and how they help them thrive on...

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All the Buzz
Mar03

All the Buzz

The Geneseo Beekeeping Club learns about the complex role of honeybees — and encourages them to thrive on campus. By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 As Beekeeping Club President Allison Menendez ’20pries the top off the beehive, bees emerge from their sticky shelter, flying in and out of the hive. A few puffs from a smoker put the honeybees into survival mode. The smoke urges bees to retreat back into the hives, so club members can...

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The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus
Nov27

The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus

MacVittie College Union has been a place to come together for 50 years. See photos of the Union over the years in our exclusive photo gallery. Celebrating 50 years this winter, the MacVittie College Union has been a gathering place since its grand opening in 1970. From morning coffee to lectures, LateKnight ice cream socials to impromp-tu dance performances, the union has always been Geneseo’s hub — a transformative space to chill,...

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The Birks Are Back
Nov27

The Birks Are Back

The ’70s flower children wore them first. Form and function once again take the forefront in campus fashion. While other students on cam-pus in the early 1980s sport-ed Birkenstock sandals, Denise Reed Lamoreaux ’84, P’11 never did — until her friends pooled their money and bought her a pair for her birthday. She didn’t think they looked great, but she eventually gave in. “They were my guilty pleasure,” says Lamoreaux, “because...

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American Sign Language Gets a Boost
Nov27

American Sign Language Gets a Boost

Students pursuing any major can now take courses and fulfill foreign language requirements. Learn helpful ASL phrases in this video. American Sign Language (ASL) courses at Geneseo can now fulfill the Col-lege’s foreign language requirements for graduation. Students who completed four years of ASL in high school can also fulfill the requirement. Geneseo students and leaders say the opportunity demonstrates the College supports ASL and...

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