Student inForum’d: Weekly Student Forum update

  • Student Forum and UProgram co-sponsored this year’s Mayor’s Cup hockey game between Union and RPI! 150 tickets were purchased for Union students. All feedback on the event so far has been great!
  • A select group of Forum members met with Dean of the Faculty Therese McCarty and other administrators to discuss possible revisions to the diploma. We will update you with any final decisions.
  • VP of Sustainability Anna Doran ’17 is in contact with the Capital District Transportation Authority to negotiate the possibility of forming a contract with Union. This would make public transportation easier for students to use. CDTA is already partnered with several other schools in the Capital Region. Further discussion is to come.
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Class of 2016 Nealay Vasavda ’16 brought some notes that students wrote about how to improve Union. Some reasonable requests involved dining improvements and extending mailroom hours.
  • This year, Minerva Fellowship applications broke record numbers. Good luck to everyone who applied!
  • Correction from last week: The Green Fee Governance Committee has awarded Alex Dolcimascolo ’17 and Devon Webster ’17 with the Green Grant. Their proposal plans to expand water filtration systems on campus as well as educate students on how our campus can start to move away from using plastic water bottles. The Green Fee Governance Committee awards up to $25,000 annually to the best student proposal that fosters a greener campus.
  • The Student Forum page on Facebook has officially been revamped! Like us on Facebook at Union College Student Forum!
  • Questions? Email VP of Campus Life Dominique Reed ’17 at, or message our Facebook page!


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