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Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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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 student has tested positive
  • New Paltz named a Top 25 Best Value in new national rankings
  • New York training the next generation of Citizen Public Health Leaders
  • April events and programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Job Search Thursdays, all April long at the Career Resource Center
  • EAP resources for giving yourself a financial check-up
  • A photo challenge for Daily Digest readers
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
  • From our community: Inspiration from the Alumni Association

Coronavirus updates

Weekly COVID-19 testing information and resources
Pool testing available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Thursday
Friday PCR testing is appointment-only with no same-day sign-ups

Save time, check the line at the Awosting Hall testing center
Live updates every minute let you see if there's a wait before you come for testing

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


News of the day

New Paltz named a Top 25 Best Value in new national rankings
College Consensus pulls from national media outlets and online reviews by real students to get a full picture of return on investment

New York training the next generation of Citizen Public Health Leaders
All are invited to sign up: Learn from experts at Cornell and help your community prevent and respond to the next public health emergency

April events and programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Be part of creating a community of support with the Title IX Working Group

Job Search Thursdays, all April long at the Career Resource Center
Starting today at 12:30, get tips and support from career experts every week to help you navigate the process

How’s your financial fitness? Give yourself a checkup with this month's WellNYS challenge
An Employee Assistance Program resource with tips for tracking and assessing your budget

SUNY New Paltz on Instagram
Daily Digest readers: Let's play a game!
Can you identify this spot on campus? Here's a hint: This slate exterior pays homage to Historic Huguenot homes built in New Paltz hundreds of years ago.
First person to email with the right answer gets a shout-out in tomorrow's issue, and if the response is good, we can try this again next week.

Events, resources and reminders

Virtual Nature Scavenger Hunt, April 6 at 4 p.m.
Deepen your connection to campus biodiversity with he iNaturalist app

"We Are All Gig Workers Now": A talk with reporter and essayist Tammy Kim, the 2021 Ottaway Visiting Professor of Journalism, April 6 at 7 p.m.
The freelance economy seduces with promises of liberty and flexibility. But what really happens on the job?

Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere: Harrington STEM Lecture, April 6
Toby Cumberbatch, professor of electrical engineering at Cooper Union, challenges his students to work through open-ended problems with limited resources

The Moral Obligation to Serve the Marginalized: By Any Means Necessary
A conversation among education leaders on April 8

Mark your calendar: The 2021 Art History Symposium starts Friday, April 9
Dozens of student presenters from across the country, representing SUNY New Paltz as well as NYU, Pratt, Princeton, RISD and many more institutions


The latest from media

Ulster County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 16% of residents fully vaccinated
Data comes from NY Department of Health
Times-Herald Record, 3/31/21


From Our Community

New Paltz Alumni on Instagram
Looking for a little inspiration to power through the last few weeks of the semester? The New Paltz Alumni Association (@newpaltzalumni) is on Instagram cheering students on with daily wisdom and motivation.

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