Driving Change for Good
Feb24

Driving Change for Good

Spring 2021 Issue Global marketing expert Kwame Taylor-Hayford ’04 helps clients build their brands, champion activism, and shift perspectives on social injustice.  By Kris Dreessen For more than a decade, Kwame Taylor-Hayford ’04 has helped global companies like Apple and Uniqlo develop their brands and positions in the marketplace — helping them develop their visual and communication strategies and what they want to be known for. ...

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Rising Temps at the Bottom of the World
Feb24

Rising Temps at the Bottom of the World

Research in Antarctica by climate scientist Dana Veron ’95 has implications for people around the globe. By Robyn Rime One of the hottest spots for studying climate change right now is also one of the coldest.  The vast ice sheet of Antarctica — the largest single mass of ice on the planet — is melting at a rate most scientists find alarming. That matters, in part because it signals a warming climate, but also because it...

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Geneseo Is a Peace Corps Powerhouse
Feb24

Geneseo Is a Peace Corps Powerhouse

The College is ranked No. 8 nationally for the number of alumni who volunteer in communities across the world. By Kris Dreessen In Kuli Kunda, The Gambia, families tend to their gardens with hand tools, and donkeys pull the plows. Everyone in the village knows each other.  Peace Corps volunteer Declan Dwyer-McNulty ’17 served as an agriculture volunteer there, assisting with gardening techniques, tree-planting workshops and other...

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The Negative Effects of Stereotyping
Feb23

The Negative Effects of Stereotyping

  Subtle or direct, what society assumes about us changes our actions (for the worse).  By Kris Dreessen Suppose an aspiring female chemist enters a high school competition, and before her presentation, she notes that most of the other participants are male. She remembers hearing at some point that “girls” aren’t supposed to be good at science. She knows she’s created an outstanding project, but these thoughts needle their way in and...

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VIDEO EXTRA: Knight Light On: Rahama Wright ’02
Feb23

VIDEO EXTRA: Knight Light On: Rahama Wright ’02

Rahama Wright ’02 is one of 310 Geneseo alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961. She volunteered in a small town in Mali right after graduation and has since created the successful Shea Yeleen, a natural skincare, social impact company that works with women’s cooperatives in West Africa. Hear more about her work and her philosophy:

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Citizenship and Change on a Global Scale
Feb23

Citizenship and Change on a Global Scale

Geneseo alumni with the U.S. State Department say understanding other experiences and perspectives is key. By Kris Dreessen As a foreign service officer in the U.S. State Department, George Sullivan ’07 served in Washington, D.C., and abroad, including Egypt, Brazil and Pakistan. His last overseas assignment was in Pakistan, where he managed an assistance program focused on law enforcement and gender programs. “Serving abroad...

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Making Health Care More Equitable
Jul14

Making Health Care More Equitable

Geneseo’s pioneering sociomedical sciences major aims to improve treatment for all. By Lonny Lippsett In 2019, Geneseo became the first and only institution in the SUNY system to offer a new undergraduate major — sociomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary field examines what is happening in people’s bodies but also in their communities and lives in an effort to make access to good health more equitable. When it comes to...

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Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged
Mar06

Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged

At Geneseo, Nik Varrone is the support services manager for IT. At home, he and his wife, Anya, run a farm and plows the land using a method that was most popular in the 1700s. The Varrones use horse plowing and have created a lifestyle that fits their beliefs, goals and is more sustainable. “If you look at what we do from the outside, it looks simple,” says Nik Varrone, Geneseo’s support services manager in the IT...

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Video: A Forest Sanctuary
Mar05

Video: A Forest Sanctuary

Geneseo’s Director of Sustainability Dan DeZarn and Kimberly Keil-DeZarn ’06 show us around their home, which they’ve built to have many sustainability related features. It’s even built from mostly recycled and reclaimed...

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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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