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Mayo PA’s career bends unexpectedly toward elbows

When Tiffany Lam graduated from Union College’s Physician Assistant program in 2012, she didn’t have a favorite part of the elbow. But after ten years of working with one of the top elbow surgeons at…

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Union a U.S. News “Best College” 17 years and counting

U.S. News has once again affirmed Union College as one of the “U.S. News Best Colleges” by ranking Union number 22 out of 86 regional Midwestern colleges, up from 31st place last year. This is…

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Homework wins help for the homeless

The students in ENGL 378 may have only expected to earn a passing grade for doing their assignments, but they also won a grant to help the homeless. The students in Technical Writing and Grant…

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The effectual, fervent prayers of two coaches

Michelle Velazquez-Mesnard was off script. Union’s vice president for Enrollment Services was asking for specific examples of issues Union’s life coaches help students deal with. It was Parent Orientation, and Sarah Gilbert, a life coach,…

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McClain Kuhel: making space for learning

As students return to school, a handful are preparing for a semester on the other side of the classroom. McClain Kuhel is a social science education major who will be student teaching this semester. He’s…

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VIDEO: Invitation to an empty classroom

Theology major Jaciel Acevedo felt moved to pray regularly for his fellow students. Here’s what happened.

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Taming the Amazon (financial disclosures)

Everybody knows Amazon, the trillion dollar website that can deliver your package in less than a day. But few understand it like Maurie Andino. A rising senior accounting and finance major, Andino is currently interning…

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Marilyn McArthur

We are brokenhearted to announce the loss of one of Union College’s legendary professors. Dr. Marilyn Lang McArthur, professor emerita of nursing, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the age of 83 following…

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Norma Mena: learning to live healthy for a lifetime

Norma Mena graduated from Union with a health and human performance degree in May, and she understands firsthand the challenges of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. As a teenager, she found herself at a crossroads in…

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Ed Rusk: a champion of lifestyle change

Like many, alumnus Ed Rusk ’88 lived an active lifestyle during his adolescence and college years. As he got older though, his health declined due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Then, his older brother, Marton,…

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Austin Hill: college is hard, but life can be harder

Sitting on a roof in the bitter cold of a Chicago November, joints aching, Austin Hill thought to himself: Going to school is better than working construction.  So he returned to Union.  Austin’s meandering journey…

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Swimming to Europe and back

Jim Clements started swimming laps at Union College’s Larson Lifestyle Center in 1984 — just a couple of years after the pool opened. Now 9,000 miles later, he’s swum far enough to cross the Atlantic…

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