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handicaps See the disabled entry.

Hispanic A person from -- or whose ancestors were from -- a Spanish-speaking land or culture. Latino, Latina or Latinx are sometimes preferred. Follow the person's preference. Use a more specific identification when possible, such as Cuban, Puerto Rican or Mexican American.

historical periods Follow AP style. Capitalize names of widely recognized epochs in anthropology, archaeology, geology and history: the Bronze Age, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Victorian era, the Enlightenment. But lowercase medieval, baroque, per Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.


honors graduate Honors criteria includes a minimum of 30 credits of work at New Paltz with a minimum grade point average of 3.30. Honors designations are cum laude (GPA 3.30-3.59), magna cum laude (GPA 3.60-3.79), and summa cum laude (GPA 3.80-4.00).