Ulster County Executive Michael Hein appointed SUNY New Paltz professor and United University Professions (UUP) President Richard Kelder to the Ulster County Human Rights Commission on March 29. Kelder has been adjunct professor in the Communications and Media Department at SUNY New Paltz since 1996, and UUP chapter president since 2009. The term for […]

In the months and years following the events of September 11, 2001, Ray Suarez says the American news media became much more patriotic, which damaged its unofficial title as the “fourth estate.” Suarez, an award winning broadcast journalist, was the featured guest at the Distinguished Speaker Series held at the SUNY New […]

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defends his proposed state budget for the coming fiscal year, a debate is brewing over whether the governor should extend an income tax increase, dubbed the “millionaire’s tax,” on the wealthiest New Yorkers. This tax hike, which, despite its name, would affect individuals earning […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget for the coming fiscal year aims to plug the state’s $10 billion budget gap without a single tax increase. Instead, Cuomo is calling for dramatic cuts in funding for Medicaid, state operations and education. Among the most controversial of the proposed cuts […]

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, cha-ching! No more. When we go to vote this year, that noise will not be in the background amongst the small talk that goes on at all voting areas. With this year’s new technology, everyone’s votes will be cast by pen, and […]

Though campaign signs strew local intersections and commercials run rampant on television, a majority of SUNY New Paltz students have no idea who is running for high public office in today’s election. In a recent sample of 60 New Paltz students, 68 percent could not name a candidate currently running […]

Reporting by Jenn La Volpe. Written and produced with Mitchell Epstein. The debate over abortion rights has been prominent for decades in the United States, especially since Roe v. Wade. President-elect Barack Obama was a leader in the Illinois State legislature and the U.S. Senate in protecting a woman’s right […]

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