November 3, 2011

‘Phenomenal’ music

‘Phenomenal’ music

The word is: “Phenomenal.” Listening to music played well can fill a person with an extreme sense of wonder and awe bordering on euphoria and ecstasy. Such was my experience when enjoying the quartet of classical musicians, “Brooklyn Rider,” last …→

Piano duo brief but strong

Piano duo brief but strong

It turns out that a soothing midday concert is just what’s needed to take your mind off the busy week of tests and homework and classes. On Thursday, Oct. 27, I was delighted to be distracted by the company of …→

Popular production sure to be a hit on campus

Popular production sure to be a hit on campus

There’s a lot happening In the Next Room, and it might shock you. Better known as The Vibrator Play, Sarah Ruhl’s Tony-nominated comedy is very close to curtain at Yulman Theatre. Set in the late 1800s, just after the invention …→

An Israeli demonstrating for Gilad Shalit's release. Shalit was released on Oct. 8 in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Key Israeli captive released in unprecedented prisoner swap

On Oct. 18, Gilad Shalit was repatriated to Israel after more than five years of detainment at an unknown location in the Gaza Strip. His freedom was secured through an unprecedented exchange of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held by …→

Lil Wayne, one of many current artists who flaunts their glamorous lifestyles in their lyrics, in concert in March 2011.

Crank dat, America

I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of people gripe about music in today’s radio and on TV. Or you could possibly enjoy our current music. Regardless, understanding what’s played on the airwaves, coming from a musical perspective, can be a different …→

THE MAN, THE MYSTERY: Editor investigates Eliphalet Nott Twitter account

THE MAN, THE MYSTERY: Editor investigates Eliphalet Nott Twitter account

Union’s most mysterious Tweeter has us all asking: well, if it’s Nott you, then who is it? Someone tweeting under the name @NottEliphalet has garnered 204 followers and is constantly commenting on campus events and traditions. Who else would know …→

David Gaul, the new Head of Dining Services, is welcomed to Union College.

Changes in dining, changes in managing

David Gaul began his job as the General Manager of Dining Services last March, leaving his previous position of thirteen years as Operations Manager at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As General Manager, Gaul is responsible for overseeing all dining operations on …→

Lippman Hall dedication ceremony

Lippman Hall dedication ceremony

On Saturday Oct. 29, the newly renovated Social Sciences building was formally dedicated as Lippman Hall in honor of Robert G. Lippman ‘50. The dedication ceremony thanked the lead supporters of the renovations, Jim Lippman ‘79 and his wife Linda, …→

Research & U: “Hoppers”

Research & U: “Hoppers”

What’s the difference between a small grasshopper and a big one? This is one of the central questions of biology professor Scott Kirkton’s Homeostatic Orthopteran Performance, Physiology and Energetics Research—a.k.a, the HOPPER Lab. During their lifespan of a few months, …→

Connor Gallo ‘12 catches one of his two touchdowns on the day.

Union wins Dutchmen Shoes

For the 46th time since the trophy was originally presented in 1950, Union won the Dutchmen Shoes from RPI, pulling it out 38-28. Their overall record against RPI is 80-25-4, dominating the oldest college football rivalry in New York State …→