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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM

This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, useful tips, events information, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via NPForward text notifications.


  • Coronavirus update: One additional student has tested positive
  • Supporting employees through the transition to weekly COVID-19 testing
  • Feb. 2: Students and faculty will discuss antiracism in the classroom
  • Last chance! Nominate a student for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award
  • SUNY Student Assembly will host an open town hall, Jan. 30 at noon
  • Quick reminders from Design & Print services
  • The Athletic & Wellness Center is open to students for spring 2021
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Photography as a tool for social change

Coronavirus updates

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

New York's COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
Statistics on vaccinations distributed and administered, updated daily

Call for volunteers: Support on-campus COVID-19 testing, now through Feb. 5
Those who volunteer at testing sites are eligible to schedule vaccine appointments per the state’s Phased Distribution Plan, though vaccine supplies remain limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks


News of the day

Supporting employees through the transition to weekly COVID-19 testing
Info and resources from the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Feb. 2: Students and faculty will discuss antiracism in the classroom
Continuing the conversation on how to help more members of our community feel seen, heard and included

Last chance! Nominate a student for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award
Faculty and staff have until noon tomorrow to recommend students

SUNY Student Assembly will host an open town hall, Jan. 30 at noon
Students from all 64 campuses are invited to give statements

Quick reminders from Design & Print services for spring 2021
A refresher on SUNY's current print policy, and how to collaborate with our team of designers

Athletics, Wellness & Recreation Spring 2021 Reopening Plan
The Athletic & Wellness Center has a comprehensive plan to enable students to continue using the facility during the spring 2021 semester. Pre-registration on IM Leagues is required and is open only to students who have produced a negative COVID-19 test.
Use this link for full instructions on how to register and more details about how students can safely take advantage of the gym, indoor track, fitness classes and more this semester.

Events, resources and reminders

Info and appointment links for all 13 state-operated vaccination sites
These venues are in addition to sites being operated by counties
Appointment availability depends on supply

Students: Register now to join SUNY-wide ESports league for spring 2021
Solo and team competition in Overwatch, Smash, Fortnite, COD and more

Eight helpful reminders from ITS for spring 2021
Technology tips and tricks for faculty and staff, whether you're working on campus or remotely

Use Starfish to connect to your personalized success network
Resources to help students make the most of their educational experience


The latest from media

How Hudson Valley Farmers Are Experiencing Climate Change
In-depth reporting on the local impact of increasingly volatile weather
The River Newsroom, 1/24/21


From Our Community

“Lewis Hine, Child Labor Investigator” opens Feb. 6 at The Dorsky Museum
Mark your calendar: There are four new exhibitions opening at The Dorsky Museum next Saturday, Feb. 6, including “Lewis Hine, Child Labor Investigator,” a visual deep-dive into the pre-labor-protections era of American history. Using photography as a tool for social change, Hine captured thousands of photographs in the early 1900s, many of which documented children working long hours in unsafe conditions. His work helped shift public sentiment and convince lawmakers to introduce new regulations to protect children.
“Lewis Hine, Child Labor Investigator,” shares a collection of photographs generously and recently donated to the Dorsky Museum by Howard Greenberg. It will be on view from Feb. 6 – July 11, 2021, in The Dorsky’s Sara Bedrick Gallery.

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