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Brian Peoples: a behind-the-scenes view of the Senate

The average citizen never gets a behind-the-scenes look at the United States Senate. But Brian Peoples certainly isn’t average. The senior international relations and history major has been working in Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse’s Lincoln…

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Students respond to Hurricane Ian (updated Oct. 10)

Helping those who need it mostWhen a natural disaster tears through communities, it doesn’t discriminate based on affluence, race, or socioeconomic status. Anyone in its path is affected. When disaster response teams arrive on scene,…

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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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A class with monstrous appeal

“Are monsters always evil?” I watched my fellow students begin discussing Dr. Seth Pierce’s question with excitement. Those walking by the lecture hall might have found this an odd way to start the first day…

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Global Health Nursing: a new perspective on patient care

As the departure date for the Union College Global Health Nursing trip grew closer, Olivia Jacobs began to consider backing out. The level five nursing major felt overwhelmed as she prepared for her finals and…

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Jillian Dean: the nuts and bolts of advocacy

“I’ve learned social work isn’t just about counseling, school and hospital work,” said Jillian Dean. “It’s also about what you can do by advocating for the people of the state and even the country.” A…

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Eno named vice president for academic administration

Debbie Eno has accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Administration at Union College. Having served as the interim VP for a year now, she enters the role already on the downward slope of…

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“Let’s talk,” says new Campus Health director

“We are a community, and as a community we care for one another physically, mentally and spiritually,” said Ingrid DeVries. She joined the Union team in December 2021 as a mental health counselor and director…

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Business Program welcomes Matthew Graves

From business to philosophy to law, Matthew Graves has done it all. Union College is delighted to welcome him as an associate professor of business.  Graves grew up in Waverly, West Virginia. He earned a…

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Ockenga to lead Nursing Program

“Every time we have a nursing pinning ceremony or a graduation, seeing those individuals walk across the stage and knowing that I was able to see that student get through a difficult time or have…

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U.S. News ranks Union among America’s “Best Colleges;” 783 students agree

As Union was welcoming 783 students to campus this semester (a 2.4 percent increase from last fall), the annual U.S. News “Best Colleges” special edition was going to press. The annual rankings provide the most widely read…

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A New Face in Union’s PA Faculty

“My coworkers have been amazing,” Angie Wheeler said. “They’ve been very generous and genuinely supportive of me here.” Wheeler recently joined Union’s PA faculty as the clinical director after spending the past few years as…

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