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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM

This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
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  • Coronavirus update: An additional off-campus student is presumed positive due to symptoms and exposure
  • Test Before You Go: New Paltz will expand COVID-19 testing so students can satisfy SUNY mandate to get tested before Thanksgiving break
  • Register now! Graduate Programs Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
  • Mental Health Matters: SUNY offers new resources for students
  • Reminder for employees: Quick questionnaire on disability status
  • Call for submissions: Election Reaction Zine 2020
  • Some great events today: A houseplants tutorial to get you ready for winter, and a chance to ponder the deepest mysteries of the universe
  • Scenes from the weekend campus clean-up
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Photographing the Loving family

Coronavirus updates

Nov. 10 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
An additional off-campus student is presumed positive due to symptoms and exposure

Test Before You Go: Protect friends and loved ones and get tested on campus
As previously announced, SUNY is requiring students who live on campus or who have come to campus for any reason during the semester to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days of leaving for Thanksgiving

DATES ADDED to on-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule (updated Nov. 9)
Additional testing will be offered from Nov. 16 - 20 to make sure students can satisfy SUNY mandate; Please be sure to set up your account before arriving for testing

Volunteers needed: Help make the Test Before You Go effort a success
Testing at double capacity means we need extra volunteers from Nov. 12 - 23
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided
THANK YOU to all who have contributed or plan to contribute to this important initiative

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


News of the day

Thinking about your next move? Get the info you need during Graduate Programs Open House Week, Nov. 16 – 19
Participants can get details about academics, careers, financial aid and much more: Register now for the date that corresponds to your program of interest

Mental Health Matters: SUNY offers new resources for students
Plus, some reminders about existing support services available at New Paltz

Reminder for employees: Quick questionnaire on disability status
The College's collection of this information is required in order to receive certain federal funding including scholarships; Providing this information is voluntary; Your response is used only for reporting and will be maintained confidentially

Call for submissions: Election Reaction Zine 2020
Hopeful? Fearful? Not sure? Share a quick thought or feeling from the last week, and help us tell the story of our community's experiences

Today at 12:30 p.m.: "Houseplants - Our Green Roommates"
A starter's guide to the joys of cultivating indoor plants with Laura Wyeth, campus greenhouse caretaker

Today at 5 p.m.: Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter and the Post-Inflationary Universe
The final Harrington STEM Lecture of the semester features Scott Watson, associate professor of physics at Syracuse University, pondering some of the universe's greatest mysteries

Beautiful weather this weekend for the Environmental Allies Campus Clean-Up! So appreciative for everyone who came out to help keep campus clean and safe for our plant and animal neighbors.

COVID-19 testing information


Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Nov. 11: School of Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Virtual celebration honors four outstanding business leaders, including two alumni

Save the Date for the next “Dismantling Racism” town hall on Nov. 12
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will be invited to this dialogue, designed as an opportunity for reflection following the election

Nov. 12: The Long Struggle to End the World As We Know It
What can activists learn from protests for equality that have taken place during the pandemic? Faculty from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences explore this question and more with internationally acclaimed artist Regina José Galindo

Theatre Arts presents contemporary adaptation of “Cymbeline,” Nov. 14 & 15
Production of Shakespeare's "incredibly funny" romance will be live-streamed from the stage

Nov. 17: Building a Better Future by Supporting Academic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Rodney D. Priestley, first vice dean for innovation at Princeton University


The latest from media

Quarantine, COVID-19 tests for SUNY students in spring
What SUNY's spring guidance means for students
Associated Press, 11/8/20


From Our Community

Tomorrow, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., the Dorsky Museum presents Loving Life: Photographing Interracial Love in the Civil Rights Era, a fascinating exploration led by Erin Barnett, former exhibitions and collections director at the International Center of Photography.
Pictured above: Grey Villet, "Richard and Mildred Loving with their children Peggy, Donald, and Sidney in their living room, King and Queen County, Virginia," April 1965. Villet was on assignment for Life Magazine photographing the Lovings, the family at the center of the legal battle that led to the Supreme Court's unanimous 1967 decision to declare all race-based marriage bans unconstitutional.

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