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State University of New York at New Paltz

Established 1828
Type Public
President Steven Poskanzer
Faculty 294
Students 8,000
Undergraduates 6,000
Postgraduates 1,600
Location New Paltz, New York, USA ( 41°44′37″N, 74°05′02″W)
Address 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561
Campus small town
Colors blue and orange
Mascot Hawks
Website http://www.newpaltz.edu

The State University of New York at New Paltz, known as SUNY New Paltz for short, is a public university in New Paltz, New York. It was founded in 1828 as the School for teaching of classics. In 1885 the New Paltz Normal and Training School was established as a school to prepare teachers for the public schools of New York State. In the 1980's, it was called New Paltz State University. It has been called the State University of New York at New Paltz since 1994. The University claims to be among the few US institutions that have an undergraduate acceptance rate below 50%. With an acceptance rate of 39 percent for first-year students and 38 percent for transfers, New Paltz remains one of the most selective universities in the Northeast and is among the 5 percent of campuses across the country that accepts less than half of its applicants. The large number of applications are claimed due to the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley area, its proximity to New York City and New Paltz being considered socio-politically liberal[citation needed]. Image File history File links SUofNYNP.gif‎ [edit] Licensing This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Stone houses in the historic district along Huguenot Street in New Paltz. ... NY redirects here. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 12,830 at the 2000 census. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that Mid-Hudson Region be merged into this article or section. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of...



Old Main, at one time the only building on campus. Today it houses the School of Education.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a blend of tradition and vision. At its educational core is the ever- present belief in the importance of a liberal arts education. This served as the guiding principle at the time the university was founded, in 1828, and continues to aid in the preparation of students for transition into the global community today. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1567x1175, 713 KB)Photographed by Daniel Case 2005-08-24 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1567x1175, 713 KB)Photographed by Daniel Case 2005-08-24 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

In 1885, the academy offered their building if the State of New York would start a normal school. It was granted the ability to award baccalaureate degrees in 1942, when it was renamed the State Teachers College at New Paltz. A few years later, in 1947, a graduate program was established. When the State University of New York was established by legislative act in 1948, the Teachers College at New Paltz was one of 30 colleges associated under SUNY's umbrella. The school is well-known for many programs, including The Legislative Gazette, a journalism and political science internship in which students live/work in the state capitol and produce a weekly newspaper about state politics. The program launched in 1978 -- and was almost kicked out of Albany -- but somehow survived and grew into an influential newspaper read by nearly everyone involved in New York state government. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ... A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


SUNY New Paltz is currently ranked 3rd in the SUNY system behind Geneseo and Binghamton. In 2006 New Paltz received 11,941 applications for the fall and accepted 4,141 (35%).The middle 50% of non-EOP incoming freshman had a high school GPA of 90.6 with an SAT of 1200.[citation needed]


The SUNY New Paltz campus consists of about 350 acres in the small town of New Paltz, New York. There are thirteen residence halls, centered mostly in two quads. The main campus has two dozen academic buildings, including the Haggerty Administration Building, a lecture hall, Old Main, Sojourner Truth Library, three dining halls, a Student Union Building, and extensive gymnasium and sports areas. New Paltz is both a village and town in the U.S. state of New York. ... A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ... Quadrangle of University of Sydney In architecture, a quadrangle, or more colloquially, quad, is a space or courtyard, usually square or rectangular in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Sojourner Truth (c. ... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ...

The college has a greater population than the Village of New Paltz.[citation needed]

There is a satellite campus at Ashokan, New York, consisting of another 400 acres, located near Woodstock, New York. Ashokan was made famous by the song Ashokan Farewell on the soundtrack of the PBS documentary, The Civil War by Ken Burns. A satellite campus is the campus of a college or university that is physically detached from the main university or college area. ... Woodstock, New York The name Woodstock is associated with two locales in New York. ... Ashokan Farewell is the title theme chosen for the television miniseries The Civil War, which aired on PBS in 1990. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The Civil War is a highly popular and acclaimed PBS documentary about the American Civil War created by Ken Burns, and released on PBS in September 1990. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


New Paltz boasts an extremely diverse student body comprised of African Americans (7.5%), Latinos 10.1% and Asian/Pacific Islanders 4.3%. The majority of the student body feeds from Long Island (28.6%), New York City (23.5%) and the Hudson Valley Area (15.9%). Out of state students make up 6% of the total student body, while international students make up 1%.


The State University of New York at New Paltz received a ranking of 8th among best public universities in the North with master's degree programs in the recent U.S. News & World Report's rankings for America's Best Colleges 2006. New Paltz also ranked 44th among both public and private universities in the North with master's degree programs. The only other SUNY school to rank higher was Geneseo. In 2006 New Paltz was given tier one status by U.S. New and World Report's "Best Universities (Master's) in the North".

New Paltz was named one of the best 222 colleges in the northeast by the Princeton Review in 2006.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked New Paltz as one of the 100 best values among public colleges and universities in the nation.

The school was also ranked 7th Counterculture college by High Times Magazine. This has been attributed to the school's political activism, and the large NORML/SSDP chapter.

Recent controversies

Since it became SUNY at New Paltz, the school has had a fair share of controversy attached to it.

Controversies from the 1960's to 1980's

There were several student-led protests in the late 1960s and early 1970s primarily against the Vietnam War. In the spring of 1967 a sit in pretesting against army recruiting on campus blocked the entrance to the Student Union for 2 days. While there were scores of demonstrators the first day, all but 13 dispersed before State Troopers arrived and bodily carried the demonstrators to a waiting school bus for a trip to court. In the spring of 1970 there was a protest leading to the takeover of the Administration Building. Another group active during that period was The Student Action Movement (SAM), protesting on behalf of student rights: abolishing curfews in dorms, allowing members of the opposite sex beyond the lobby of dorms (which were not yet coed), and other issues. In 1981, the Student Government split in two, the main part staying as the Student Association, and an on-campus faction forming the Residence Hall Student Association. There were many protests in the early 1980s during the administration of college president Alice Chandler, including for the right to vote in local elections. An invitation to a South African diplomat during the Apartheid era, by the student group Model United Nations, sparked another controversy.[citation needed] [1]. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Suffrage is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... A Model United Nations Conference in Stuttgart, Germany in action. ...

Sexually explicit conferences on campus

In November 1997, two events on campus attracted nationwide media attention. The first, a feminist conference on sex and sexuality sponsored by the women's studies department entitled "Revolting Behavior: The Challenges of Women's Sexual Freedom", featured instructional workshops on sex toys and sadomasochism. The second, "Subject to Desire: Refiguring the Body", was sponsored by the Fine and Performing Arts Department. One presenter, performance artist Carolee Schneemann, had been known for a piece where she slowly unrolled a scroll from her vagina and read it to the audience. Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Feminism comprises a number of social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies that are concerned with cultural, political and economic practices and inequalities that discriminate against women. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A sex toy is a term for any object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... This article is about Performance art. ... Carolee Schneemann (b. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ...

Political conservatives were outraged that a public university had hosted such events, and governor George Pataki and SUNY chancellor Robert King expressed their displeasure. The controversy escalated when the Theatre Arts Department staged The Vagina Monologues shortly afterwards (although the play has been widely staged, including at some nearby Catholic colleges). The college's then-president, Roger Bowen, defended freedom of expression on campus and refused to apologize, doing little to allay conservative ire. "The real issue," he said, "is whether some ideologues, however well-intentioned, have the right to dictate what we say and what we do on this campus". SUNY trustee Candace de Russy called for him to be dismissed.[2] Bowen resigned later. For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) was the 57th Governor of New York, USA serving from January 1995 until January 1, 2007. ... For other uses, see Chancellor (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ...

    • A correction was entered on July 1, 2007 indicating that the Chancellor at the time of the controversy was Robert King, a political appointee of then Governor George Pataki. King left office amid scandals and was succeeded by Chancellor Ryan who himself has also since left.

Same-sex marriage

While not directly related to the campus, the university community did play a supporting role in the 2004 same-sex weddings performed in the village. The officiant, Mayor Jason West's Green Party ticket had won election the year before largely with the help of the student population's vote, and since the village hall where the weddings took place is located across the street from campus many students turned up in support of West and the married couples. Some professors even canceled classes to allow students to attend events. Same-sex marriage is not recognized in New York state. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Jason West is the mayor of the village of New Paltz, and a member of the Green Party. ... In United States politics, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. ...

Proposed student militia

In 2006 several students heavily involved in New Paltz Student Government proposed the formation of a militia. While they described its function primarily as a "defense organization", they also invoked students' right to keep and bear arms on campus. Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an organization of citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... The Bill of Rights in the National Archives Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, declares a well regulated militia as being necessary to the security of a free State, and prohibits Congress from infringement of the right of...

Later, they clarified that they meant to be a watchdog organization over the campus police, whom they said were frequently violating students' rights, and that they would be as likely to carry camcorders as firearms. The police chief, Ray Bryant, suggested many students were just upset at stricter enforcement of marijuana laws.[3]. (The campus has long had a very active NORML/SSDP chapter). A watchdog originally referred to a dogs job, but now has been used in additional contexts with the same implication of watching or safeguarding: For the dogs job, see guard dog. ... Sony DV Handycam A camcorder is a portable electronic device for recording video images and audio onto an internal storage device. ... An assortment of modern hand-held firearms using fixed ammunition, including military assault rifles, a sporting shotgun (fourth from bottom), a tactical shotgun (third from bottom), and a sporting rifle (top). ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation whose aim is, according to their most recent mission statement, move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults... Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1998 by a small group of students, including Shawn Heller of George Washington University, David Epstein of American University, and Kris Lotlikar. ...

The National Rifle Association cancelled a lecture on the campus as a result. This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights...

After the idea received wide public criticism, the students later described it as more of a "thought experiment" and expressed surprise that it was taken so seriously. In philosophy, physics, and other fields, a thought experiment (from the German Gedankenexperiment) is an attempt to solve a problem using the power of human imagination. ...

A Fox and Friends program on Fox News covered the issue during which Justin Holmes, a student cited by a school newspaper as supporting the project, said that the experiment had taken off because "New Paltz is a very academically and politically intense environment, and I think what you've seen here is the cultivation of ideas that reflect a variety of political sentiments coming forward into one notion – that the credentialism that we hold toward the government, is perhaps not ultimate in the way that we found it to be. That perhaps the government should not hold the sole authority to have a monopoly on the use of force." Fox & Friends is a morning television show on the Fox News Channel, from 7 a. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ...

A letter sent to the campus community by the college president stated, "We respect the exercise of free speech on this campus. But in an academic community, one’s utterances and actions will also be subject to rigorous critique. And that is why I’m confident that our community will recognize this recent behavior for what it is—the latest in a series of provocative and misguided attempts on the part of these students to garner attention for themselves, create rifts in our community, and to intimidate others so that it becomes harder for faculty and staff to do their jobs and for students to concentrate on their studies."

2006 Student Leader Controversy

In 2006, New Paltz became embroiled in a controversy involving Student Government President Justin Holmes, former President and current Executive-Vice President R.J. Partington III, and former New Paltz Student, current President of the SUNY Student Assembly and member of the SUNY Board of Trustees Dan Curtis. The three students were charged with harassment by the University's Director of Residence Life, Corinna Caracci. The three students were also charged with 'Failing to Comply with an Official Request' to leave their offices in the school's Student Union Building to proceed through a security check, and Holmes was arrested for possession of a stolen sleeping bag. A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... Student Assembly is a common name the legislative branch of many university student governments in the United States. ...

Holmes, Partington, and Curtis were suspended from the University for a year after a committee found that they had "seriously annoyed" the Residence Life Director, despite the emergence of a video showing that the claims made against them were false. Partington and Holmes have filed a lawsuit against the Administration and its President and Vice President of Student Affairs, Steven Poskanzer and David Rooney, claiming a bias and a lack of due process during their hearing. [4]

According to local newspapers, over 100 students protested the suspension and held a sit-in in the Administration building over the controversy, asking Administrators to explain why language in official documents had been changed from "seriously annoyed" to "threatened the health and safety of." [5] A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often promote political, social, or economic change. ...

Federal Judge Lawrence Kahn ordered SUNY to reinstate Holmes and Partington on January 4, 2007.

The PCB Contamination Controversy

In 1991, the campus was the scene of a widely-reported PCB and dioxin incident that contaminated four dormitories (Bliss, Gage, Capen and Scudder residence halls), as well as the Coykendall Science Building and the Parker Theater. Under the direction of the county and state health departments, the university began a massive, thorough clean-up effort in the five buildings: Bliss, Gage and Scudder residence halls, Parker Theatre and Coykendall Science Building. As an additional precaution, 29 other buildings were thoroughly tested and, if necessary, cleaned. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... PCB may refer to: Brazilian Communist Party (in Portuguese, Partido Comunista Brasileiro) Communist Party of Bolivia (in Spanish, Partido Comunista de Bolivia) Pakistan Cricket Board PCB Piezotronics PCBoard, a bulletin board system software Police Complaints Board, which oversaw the system for handling complaints made against police forces in England and... Space-filling model of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Structure of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) Dioxin is the popular name for the family of halogenated organic compounds, the most common consisting of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs). ...

The cleanup, led by the Ulster County Department of Health, also included the New York State Department of Health, Office of General Services, Department of Environmental Conservation, State University's Construction Fund and the Dormitory Authority. Six separate laboratories were involved in testing and re-testing campus buildings.

State officials maintain the buildings and dormitories were cleaned properly, but investigative research conducted as late as 2004 has demonstrated that significant levels of contamination are still present in the dormitories. This research was criticized by the Department of Health, as the tests did not follow normal protocols for evaluating health risks from environmental contamination. The Department of Health also said that even if the results were accurate, they did not suggest a health concern for people living, working or visiting the buildings that were sampled. The latest tests were initiated by the campus and completed in March 2005. The tests were performed by and evaluated by the New York State Department of Health. Air sample results from the recent testing, as well as those from previous tests in 1997, 1998 and 2001, are well below the air criterion established for the post-incident clean up. The Lachine Canal, in Montreal, is badly polluted Pollution is the release of harmful environmental contaminants, or the substances so released. ...

After varying degrees of cleanup, the dorms were re-opened between 1992 through 1994 using safety levels based on a 1985 risk assessment that was developed for a different disaster, the Binghamton State Office Building PCB fire of 1981. This risk assessment has been criticized for being grossly out of date, as contrasted with the findings of newer science developed through the 1980s and 1990s on the toxicity and mechanisms of action of dioxin-like compounds, particularly their effects on the endocrine system.[2] Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Risk assessment is a step in the risk management process. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

There is no danger of another PCB accident at New Paltz like the one that occurred in 1991. The college administration says there have been no PCB transformers or fixtures at New Paltz since 1995, though it is unclear whether the units not involved in the 1991 electrical event were replaced entirely, or retrofitted with silicone fluid. As of August 1994, the SUNY New Paltz administration says it became the first SUNY campus to be 100 percent PCB-transformer-free, though if units were retrofitted, they would need to be below 50 parts per million PCBs to qualify as non-PCB transformers.

Testing following the incident, including the latest testing conducted in 2005, has included sinks, walls, furniture, floors, transformer vaults, hallways and file cabinet interiors. To date, more than 12,000 wipe and air samples have been taken and analyzed. The program covered the five buildings primarily affected and 29 other buildings on campus. However, ventilation ducts in Capen and Gage halls have not been subjected to testing with the exception of one round of tests in 1994, covering Gage Hall's exhaust vents only.

The criteria used to clean the surfaces in buildings are 10 times more stringent than federal EPA standards for PCB cleanup, however, even the more stringent state standards have come under scrutiny because they were established in 1985, long before the endocrine effects of PCBs were understood by science. In 1994 Dr. Ellen Silbergeld of the Natural Resouerces Defense Council, wrote to the New York State Department of Health that the 1985 risk assessment used to establishs the state's safety limits was "severely out of date," according to the July 21, 1994 [Woodstock Times].

Until 1976, PCBs were widely used in roofing materials, fluorescent light ballasts, glue, carbonless paper, transformers and capacitors. They are sometimes found in buildings erected prior to the PCB ban due to leakages of florescent light ballasts and products such as window caulking. They were banned by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as an "immient threat to human health and the environment."

Current Information

The campus

SUNY at New Paltz currently offers bachelor's and master's degrees, with over 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate degree programs. Currently, almost 8,000 students attend SUNY at New Paltz—over 6,200 undergraduates and over 1,600 graduate students. The College President is Steven Poskanzer, a law professor and former counsel with SUNY Central. The Student Body President is Jessica Coleman. The current head of Faculty Governance on campus is John Vanderlippe. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1778x1334, 712 KB)Photographed by Daniel Case 2005-08-24. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1778x1334, 712 KB)Photographed by Daniel Case 2005-08-24. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ...

Sports, clubs, and traditions

SUNY New Paltz has men's and women's intercollegiate sports. The mascot for the college's sports teams is the hawk.[3]

The student governance is operated by the Student Association, which funds most student activities through a mandatory fee. There are many clubs and fraternities and sororities. In addition, there is also an on-campus government, the Residence Hall Student Association (R.H.S.A.). The college has an auxiliary services corporation common to many state campuses in New York, called College Auxiliary Services, Inc. (CAS). This on-campus company operates the dining halls, bookstore, and Ashokan Field Campus, as well as being the source of discretionary funds for spending by the college president and the R.H.S.A. [4] While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... The Ashokan Field Campus is an outdoor / environmental education center and retreat/conference facility, owned and operated by Campus Auxiliary Services of the State University of New York, College at New Paltz. ...

The college has a Foundation and an active Alumni Association. [5]

Famous alumni

SUNY New Paltz boasts numerous talented alumni including:

Maurice Dunlea Hinchey (born October 27, 1938), is an American politician. ... John Michael Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an Emmy Award-winning Italian-American film and stage actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Men of Respect (1991), Monday Night Mayhem (1999), Secret Window (2004... Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress who is best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos, a role which netted her an Emmy Award nomination. ... Michael Badalucco (born December 20, 1954) is an American actor most famous for his role as lawyer Jimmy Berluti on the ABC legal drama The Practice. ... Joan Chen Chong (Traditional Chinese: 陳冲; Simplified Chinese: 陈冲; Mandarin Pinyin: Chén Chōng; Cantonese: 陳沖/Chan Chung; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: can4 cung1; Yale: chan4 chung1; born April 26, 1961, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese-born actress and film director, best known for her roles in The Last Emperor, Twin Peaks... // Helen Kolikow Garber Helen K. Garber (born 1954) is an American photographer known mostly for her black and white urban landscapes of cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Paris and Amsterdam. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Andy Shernoff is a music journalist and founding member of The Dictators, one of the original New York punk bands, in which he played bass, sang backing vocals and occasional leads, and wrote most of the songs. ... Kevin Cahill represents District 101 in the New York State Assembly, which is comprised of large portions of Ulster County and both the Town and Village of Rhinebeck in Duchess County. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...

External links

  1. ^ Cites are needed for this whole paragraph.
  2. ^ Concerns about this incident have been covered in New York Times articles by Michael Winerip, as well as investigative reporting in Woodstock Times and Sierra magazine by Eric F. Coppolino.
  3. ^ See the College mascot list:[1]
  4. ^ CAS official web site
  5. ^ Official web pages for Alumni, friends, visitors, and SUNY New Paltz Foundation

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