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The Human Dimensions of Conse…

Amanda Lewis-Nang’ea’s research brings historical perspective to the issues of land management and resource stewardship in Kenya. By Robyn Rime Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the best places in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants. The park, formalized as a national game reserve in 1948 and as a park in […]

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Photo Essay: A Year of Creati…

In March 2020, everyday life was put on hold, worldwide. Our Geneseo community, which thrives when we are together, was forced apart. In the months following, shrouded in uncertainty and without a blueprint to navigate, Geneseo leaned on the foundation of liberal arts thinking — creativity, problem-solving and innovation — to bring life back to […]

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Empowering Others to Use Thei…

As an English tutor for Spanish speakers, Karen Caswell ’21 knows the importance of expressing yourself and finding your place. She found hers, building community. By Kris Dreessen Karen Caswell ’21 wanted to become a baking and pastry student at a culinary school. She had taken cake decorating classes in high school and loved surprising […]

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Moore, Once Again Building Ch…

Former Knights athletic director Marilyn Moore has a new role with the same mission — making the Geneseo student-athlete experience the best it can be. By Brett Ford From vacant classrooms to a theater-style video room and from mud-trodden grass fields to a stunning, dual-field turf stadium complex, the Geneseo Knights have come a long […]

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The Big Idea: Tackling Waste …

View our interactive map to learn how alumni and the College are addressing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Peter Johnson ’02 is addressing the global problem of food waste and creating greater transparency and fairness in supply chains, worldwide.  By Kris Dreessen From harvest to dinner table, 30 percent of all food produced globally goes […]

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Mission Driven: The Necessary…

Matt Cook ’17 knows the value of an encouraging nudge to dream bigger. Now he provides that support for other young adults. By Kris Dreessen Matt Cook ’21 has had people push him to do and be better throughout his life. In high school, teachers saw what the distracted, loud teen could do and motivated […]

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How to: Your Food Scraps, Ren…

Geneseo’s sustainability experts share simple steps to compost at home. By Mat Johnson “Some things just take time — like good wine and compost,” says Dan DeZarn, Geneseo’s director of sustainability. Technically, composting is “the decomposition of organic waste,” says DeZarn, himself a backyard composter. In any active compost pile, oxygen-seeking bacteria are busy breaking down […]

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Giving Back Means Helping Oth…

Ellen Leverich ’90 returned to her alma mater to increase individual and private support for Geneseo. See how philanthropy impacts Geneseo in this graphic.  By Carol Marcy As an alum leading philanthropic efforts for the College, Ellen Leverich ’90, vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Geneseo Foundation, knows what makes Geneseo […]

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The Soft Faces of Stress Reli…

Two students pose with an assortment of Squishmallow toys.

Watch out, kids — co-eds are hunting for your Squishmallows. By Kris Dreessen From Cabbage Patch Kids in the 1980s to Beanie Babies in the ’90s and Webkinz in the 2010s, each generation has seen a craze of collectible toys. Soft, huggable plushies have been a fan favorite for years — not just with the […]

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Philanthropic Impact: By the …

Read about our philanthropic strategy and mission in a Q and A with Ellen Leverich ’90, the College’s vice president for advancement.  REVISED infographic_8.5x17_outlines

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In Memoriam: Summer 2021

gazebo at sunset

IN MEMORIAM Beverly Mose Simons ’52, May 15, 2021 Mary Timcher Vosburgh ’52, Feb. 21, 2021 Diana Costello DeMerio ’57, March 30, 2021 Alison Wagner Wessler ’57, April 8, 2021 James Hallenbeck ’59, Dec. 21, 2020 Lillian Michels ’60, Feb. 10, 2021 Ann House Brunner ’61, June 13, 2021 Gordon Schiller ’63, March 19, 2021 […]

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