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Marist CollegeMarist College is a special place filled with students, teachers, researchers and mentors who are smart, dedicated, curious, and committed to their passions.  Student journalists from the Office of Admission set out to get the stories that make the Red Fox community such a vibrant place to live, work, and study. Have a news topic to suggest? Send an email with details and contact info to Laura Zurowski, Associate Director of Digital Initiatives. Looking for stories from past years? Check out our Article Archive.

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School of Management

Marist College

Marist Business Review Forecasts Future Growth
Marist's newest publication breaks ground with its multi-disciplinary focus.

Environmental Economics: Global Perspective through Local Lenses
Science and business students explore the intersection of two critical fields of study through local case studies.

Bloomberg Terminals, Greystone Equity Fund Yield High Returns for Student Investors
Wall Street comes to Marist with a fully functional trading floor, a stock ticker, large screen televisions, and computerized financial news feeds. 

Students Hone Big Data Skills at Bureau of Economic Research
The BER exposes student researchers to real-world data analysis and business analytics.

Enactus Blends Business with Social Responsibility
Entrepreneurial action meets the power of community collaboration with this socially engaged student group.

Big Data Gives Accounting Students the Competitive Edge
Dr. Jade Fang's "Current Issues in Accounting" course teaches cutting-edge skills with IBM's Watson Analytics.


School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Marist College

How Can RAs Support Students with Autism on Campus?
Marist Senior Tara D'Andrea devises a research-based training program for resident assistants.

Teachers of Tomorrow Offers Support to Education Majors
Popular club helps students to prepare for the realities of working in education and teaching.

Education Majors Now Offered Specialized STEM and ELL Tracks
Students in the elementary and adolescent teacher certification programs are now offered two in-demand specializations. 

Dual Certification Now Possible for Adolescent Education Majors
Student innovation helps pave the way for adolescent education majors to receive dual certification in special education.

Social Work Launches Undergraduate Mentoring Club
Social Work students offer high praise for the new peer-run group that offers advice, support, and friendship. 


School of Communication and the Arts

Marist College

Making it Happen in Boston: My Summer Internship at W2O
Nicole Benedetto '18 shares her thoughts on how to be a successful Marketing-Communications intern.

Marist's North Road Communications Does It All
Real-world experience for students, professional results for organizations.

Marist in Manhattan Internship Program Offers an Exciting and Meaningful Experience for SCA Students
Shannon Donohue '17 offers her first-hand account of living and working in the Big Apple for a semester.

Media & Production Studies Students Earn Industry Credentials with Avid
Professor Jeff Bass prepares seniors for post-graduation media production opportunities with Avid's Certification program.

There's More than Meets the Eye with Marist's Writing for Fashion Course
Popular class for all majors combines a focus on writing with elements of magazine publishing, art direction, and layout. 

Employment Practicum Course for Communication Majors
Communication students learn the key skills needed to succeed in the competitive internship and job market.

Advertising Club Visits Google NYC Offices
Advertising Women of New York conference offers networking and career exploration opportunities to Marist students.

Adobe Photoshop Certification Popular Choice with Media Production Students
Current students and recent alumni find Adobe skills in-demand for launching film, TV, and media production careers.


School of Liberal Arts

Marist College

Marist's Semester in Washington, D.C. Program
Sarah Gabrielli '18 reflects on her decision to spend a semester in the nation's capital, her NPR internship and the opportunity to interview Diane Rehm.

First Year Seminar: Bodies, Minds, and Social Norms
Dr. Moira Fitzgibbons' course combines critical thinking, social issues, and thought-provoking discussions.

Ethics of Food Course Offers "Food for Thought"
The popular honors class explores timely topics in food and eating.

Marist's Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership
Interested in a career in public service as a nonprofit worker, politician, or the like? The newly established Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership at Marist is your go-to place for internships, inspiration, and other career-building resources.

Thinking About A Major? Major In Thinking!
Explore the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and learn why philosophy is the top earning humanities bachelor's degree from early job to mature career.

Welcome to the Hudson River Valley Institute
The School of Liberal Arts' HRVI engages students in the region's history.

Technical Writing Class Focuses on Community Based Learning
Business partnerships offer students authentic technical writing experience in Professor Angela Laflen unique, and highly-relevant, course.

First Year Seminar Words in the Wind: Exploring Language, Culture and Contemporary Life
Students visit the Hispanic Society of America, the headquarters of Univision, and the Miss Universe Organization in NYC.

First Year Seminar on the 1970s: Exploring History, Culture, and Innovation
Professor Robyn Rosen's class challenges students to research personal interests related to this whirlwind and life-changing era. 

Tarver Internship Program Pairs Students with Regional Non-Profits
The Center for Civic Engagement & Leadership's summer program provides connection, assistance to the community.

The Albany Internship Experience (AIE) Offers Behind-the-Scenes Views of Politics and Government
Students from all majors meet with professional legislative and executive staff and nonprofit leaders and lobbyists.


School of Science

Marist College

Expansions to Health and Science Programs Pay Off for Students
New facilities offer state-of-the-art training and real world medical skills.

Professor Paskell Trains Medical Technology Students for Bright Futures
Learn why Marist students are in demand with hiring managers from New York Presbyterian, NYU, Sloan-Kettering, Yale, the VA Health Care System, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and more.

Marist Senior Completes Internship at Joslin Diabetes Center
Biomedical Sciences major Ange Uwimana sees her future in research.

Germany's Research Experience for Undergraduates Welcomes Marist Chemistry Student
Sarah Johnson '17 excels in prestigious study abroad research program.

Biology Students Gain Valuable Research Experience with Recent NIH Grant
The grant provides $17,280 for full-time summer researchers and funding for student attendance at national conferences. 

Chemistry Students, Local Brewer Launch Local Research Project
North River Hops provides the beer, Marist's School of Science assistant dean Dr. Neil Fitzgerald provides the laboratory


School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Marist College

Service Learning in the Dominican Republic
Marist's unique study abroad program brings computer science and Spanish students together for a greater good.

Students Volunteer for the FIRST LEGO League Competition
Robotics competition offers mentorship, fun, and excitement for Computer Science students.

Students Win at IBM's 2016 TechConnect with CyberSecurity Solution
"We were competing against full-time IBMers," said Mariah Molenaer, one of the group members. "So the fact that our work and research came out on top is significant."

Marist student participates in White House Science Fair
Freshman Si Ya "Wendy" Ni and her team-mates present their prototype for a semi-automatic subway track cleaner to President Obama at the April 2016 White House Science Fair.

Students Excel in IBM's Master the Mainframe International Competition
Thirteen Marist students successfully reach the final round of IBM's intense, skills-based contest.

New Cybersecurity Minor Offers Essential Skills for a Wide-Range of Disciplines
Students in Criminal Justice, Business, Information Technology, Science and other departments gain real-world knowledge. 


Campus and Student Life

Marist College

Coming Together to Create New Beginnings
Student Affairs Office launches a new platform for conversations

Climate Survey to Assess Campus Atmosphere and Diversity
Dr. Addrain Conyers and Freddimir Garcia to lead President Yellen's Initiative

Marist's For the Record Prepares for its Sophomore Season
Marist Circle editors talk about For the Record's 2018 edition

Undergraduate and Graduate Students Launch Fundraising Efforts for Hurricane Relief
In addition to the students' desire to aid those in the affected areas, over 250 students are either from these areas or have family there.

Democracy Matters Comes to Marist
A new group on campus, "Democracy Matters," has taken a notable step towards engaging and politicizing a number of Marist students.

Students Achieve National Honors
Marist's "tendency to go global" results in highly-competitive awards and prestigious honors, ranging from two Fulbright winners, two Goldwater scholars, and more.

Habitat for Humanity Spends Spring Break 2017 in Mississippi
Sophia Brana '17 reflects on how three years of volunteering for Habitat shaped her Marist experience.

An Inside Look at Marist's Honors College
The Honors Program attracts students preparing to "Change the World"

Marist Student Brings Global Perspectives to the Campaign Trail
Goodman Lepota '18 hones his political management skills interning for Hillary Clinton.

The Marist Unity Project Launches
Students and faculty come together to promote campus inclusiveness.

The Marist Community Comes Together to Share Their Stories
ARCO's (Appreciating Races and Creating Opportunities) annual "Share Your Story" event brings out the best from the campus community.

Commuter Students Get Involved on Campus
Office of First-Year Programs offers resources and activities to keep commuters connected.

Campus Ministry: Something for Everyone
Campus Ministry is widely known as the largest club at Marist, and this is no surprise considering all the different activities that are offered. There truly is something for everyone.

Take Your Writing to the Next Level at the Writing Center
Marist's Writing Center helps students of all majors, minors, and class standings work through the writing process with a helpful eye.

President Yellen Shares Vision
Marist's fourth President shares his thoughts and plans for the road ahead.

Learning Experiences from Internship Hunting in Manhattan
Shannon Donohue '17 shares advice for finding the ideal NYC internship.

MIPO Offers Student Workers Social and Career Development Opportunities
Students who work at the Marist Poll gain knowledge and skill in communication, research, marketing, and psychology. These attributes are useful in nearly all fields of study, making MIPO one of the most popular destinations for students looking for on-campus jobs.

The Emerging Leaders Program Prepares Students for College Life and Beyond
ELP celebrates 10 years of preparing Marist students for leadership roles on campus and in future careers.

Peer Mentoring Program Helps All New Students with the Transition to Marist
Now in its third year, Peer Mentoring grows significantly as first-year students and transfers benefit from friendly support.

Career Planning and Decision Making Course
Enrollment in the Academic Learning Center's popular 1-credit class for all students reaches an all-time high.

Finding the Fit: Transfer Students Feel Welcome
These students may have started college elsewhere, but Marist is now called home.

Eating Local a Priority for Marist's Dining Services
From composting to locally sourced ingredients, Sodexo embraces environmentally sustainable measures.


Study Abroad with Marist International Programs

Marist-LdM Florence, Italy Branch Campus

International Programs Offers Numerous Study Abroad Opportunities
Grab your passport, pack your bags and get ready to explore and learn!

Study Abroad Students Learn Valuable Lessons Teaching English
Learn about the Marist-LdM students who choose to serve as volunteer English-language tutors to local schoolchildren in Florence, Italy - and have a memorable time gaining classroom experience.