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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • College mourns passing of A.J. Williams-Myers, longtime Black Studies faculty member
  • SUNY launches #30DayVaxChallenge for a return to normal this fall
  • Op-ed from Chancellor Malatras: "Don't pass up a shot at normalcy"
  • SUNY agrees with CSEA to extend mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees
  • President Christian attends LEGOLAND ribbon cutting in his role as Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council co-chair
  • “Not all species will be able to shift”: Biology professor collaborates on international climate study
  • ITS makes organizational changes to better serve campus community
  • Social media tributes to the late Professor Williams-Myers
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: A skate garden in New Paltz?
 

News of the day

College mourns passing of A.J. Williams-Myers, longtime Black Studies faculty member
Williams-Myers was a widely recognized expert in his field, an inspiring educator who served at New Paltz for more than 36 years, and a community leader honored as the namesake of the African Roots library in Kingston, New York

SUNY launches #30DayVaxChallenge to help students get vaccinated and get ready for a return to normal this fall
The vaccines are safe, effective, free and widely available - if you haven't gotten yours yet, now is the time!

Op-ed from Chancellor Malatras: "Don't pass up a shot at normalcy"
System leader writes for USA Today about why it's so important - for the fall semester and beyond - for students to get vaccinated as soon as possible

SUNY agrees with CSEA to extend mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees
New MOU follows similar agreements between SUNY and other bargaining units; Guidance to come on how these policies will be implemented in our community this fall

President Christian attends LEGOLAND ribbon cutting
As Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council co-chair, President Christian works with other Council members and with public and private partners to expand job opportunities and infrastructure improvements across the region

“Not all species will be able to shift”: Biology professor collaborates on international climate study
New journal article coauthored by David Richardson paints a troubling picture of how continuing climate change will impact biodiversity in freshwater habitats

ITS makes organizational changes to better serve campus community
Lucy Walker, assistant vice president for institutional research, will additionally serve as interim director of administrative computing;
Multiple existing support units are merging to form a new End User Services team

 
 
New Paltz Black Studies on Instagram
On a sad day for our community, it's good to be reminded of a beloved faculty member's impact. Students, colleagues and alumni are sharing tributes to the late Professor A.J. Williams-Myers @blackstudiesnewpaltz and @newpaltzalumni.
 

Resources, events and reminders

Review SUNY's final COVID-19 protocols for summer and fall 2021
The College's COVID-19 Task Force will share more information soon about implementation on our campus

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion trainings

 

Summer professional development book club for faculty and staff: A community read of "Leading Without Authority" by Keith Ferrazzi
Gain fresh insights on how to build better relationships and collaborate meaningfully; Several book copies available at Sojourner Truth Library; Discussion will take place on July 29

Technology reminders for employees preparing to return to campus
If it's been a while since you've been in the office, ITS offers a few reminders and resources to help make sure your technology is running smoothly

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

 

The latest from media

With vaccinated students, college campuses look to get back to normal
Students, faculty and staff across New York are preparing for an in-person fall
The Buffalo News, 7/11/21

 

From Our Community

 
New Paltz Skate Garden report in Times Union
A Skate Garden in New Paltz? Village government and local residents are working to make this dream a reality in Hasbrouck Park, just down the road from campus. Read more in this Times Union feature story by reporter and alumna Cloey Callahan ’20 (Journalism).
 

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