|State University of New York at New Paltz|
|Location:||New Paltz, New York, USA|
|Colors:||blue and orange|
The State University of New York at New Paltz, known as SUNY New Paltz for short, is a public university in New Paltz, New York. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described New Paltz is a village in Ulster County in the US state of New York. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects New Paltz is a Town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 12830 at the 2000 census It was founded in 1828 as the School for teaching of classics. In 1885, the New Paltz Normal and Training School was established as a school to prepare teachers for the public schools of New York State. In the 1980s, it was called State University of New York College of Arts and Science New Paltz. It has been called the State University of New York at New Paltz since 1994. 
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a blend of tradition and vision. At its educational core is the ever- present belief in the importance of a liberal arts education. This served as the guiding principle at the time the university was founded, in 1828, and continues to aid in the preparation of students for transition into the global community today.
In 1885, the academy offered their building if the State of New York would start a normal school. normal school was a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers It was granted the ability to award baccalaureate degrees in 1942, when it was renamed the State Teachers College at New Paltz. A few years later, in 1947, a graduate program was established. A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned When the State University of New York was established by legislative act in 1948, the Teachers College at New Paltz was one of 30 colleges associated under SUNY's umbrella. The school is well-known for many programs, including The Legislative Gazette, a journalism and political science internship in which students live/work in the state capitol and produce a weekly newspaper about state politics. The program launched in 1978 -- and was almost kicked out of Albany -- but somehow survived and grew into an influential newspaper read by nearly everyone involved in New York state government.
In 2006 New Paltz received 11,941 applications for the fall and accepted 4,141 (35%). The middle 50% of non-EOP incoming freshman had a high school GPA of 90. 6 with an SAT of 1200. 
The SUNY New Paltz campus consists of about 350 acres (1. 4 km²) in the small town of New Paltz, New York. New Paltz is both a village and town in the US state of New York. There are thirteen residence halls, centered mostly in two quads. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for In Architecture, a quadrangle is a space or courtyard usually square or rectangular in plan the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building The main campus has two dozen academic buildings, including the Haggerty Administration Building, a lecture hall, Old Main, Sojourner Truth Library, three dining halls, a Student Union Building, and extensive gymnasium and sports areas. Sojourner Truth (1797– November 26, 1883) was the self-given name from 1843 of Isabella Baumfree, an American abolitionist and Women's A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization The word γυμνάσιον (gymnasion was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual Education of young men (see Gymnasium
There is a satellite campus at Ashokan, New York, consisting of another 400 acres (1. A satellite campus is a Campus of a College or University that is physically detached from the main university or college area 6 km²), located near Woodstock, New York. Woodstock is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. Ashokan was made famous by the song Ashokan Farewell on the soundtrack of the PBS documentary, The Civil War by Ken Burns. " Ashokan Farewell " is a piece of music composed by Jay Ungar in 1982. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality The Civil War is an acclaimed Documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29 1953) is an American director and producer of Documentary films known for his style of making use of archival
New Paltz boasts a diverse student body composed of African Americans (7. 5%), Latinos 10. 1% and Asian/Pacific Islanders 4. 3%. The majority of the student body feeds from Long Island (28. 6%), New York City (23. 5%) and the Hudson Valley Area (15. 9%). Out of state students make up 6% of the total student body, while international students make up 1%. There is a 3:1 female to male ratio. 
In 2007, Newsweek magazine rated New Paltz "Hottest Small State School" in an article "25 Hottest Universities". Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. A recent applicant interviewed stated she choose New Paltz because it was cheap, close to home and "had a step team". 
The college was also recently ranked 7th among the best public universities and 38th among public and private universities in the North that offer bachelor's and master's degree programs, according to the U. S. News & World Report's rankings for America's Best Colleges 2008. 
New Paltz was named one of the best 222 colleges in the northeast by the Princeton Review in 2006. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked New Paltz as one of the 100 best values among public colleges and universities in the nation. 
The school was also ranked 7th Counterculture college by High Times Magazine. Counterculture (also " counter-culture " is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a Cultural group, or High Times is a New York City-based Magazine. The publication strongly advocates the legalization of cannabis. This has been attributed to the school's political activism, and the large NORML/SSDP chapter. Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ( NORML, ˈnɔrməl is a Washington D 
SUNY at New Paltz currently offers bachelor's and master's degrees, with over 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate degree programs. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. Currently, almost 8,000 students attend SUNY at New Paltz—over 6,200 undergraduates and over 1,600 graduate students. The College President is Steven Poskanzer, a law professor and former counsel with SUNY Central. The Student Body President is Brian Gold. The interim head of Faculty Governance on campus is Simin Mozayeni.
SUNY New Paltz has men's and women's intercollegiate sports. The mascot for the college's sports teams is the hawk. 
The student governance is operated by the Student Association, which funds most student activities through a mandatory fee. There are many clubs and fraternities and sororities. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal In addition, there is also an on-campus government, the Residence Hall Student Association (R. H. S. A. ). The college has an auxiliary services corporation common to many state campuses in New York, called College Auxiliary Services, Inc. (CAS). This on-campus company operates the dining halls, bookstore, and Ashokan Field Campus, as well as being the source of discretionary funds for spending by the college president and the R. H. S. A. 
The college has a Foundation and an active Alumni Association. 
Since it became SUNY at New Paltz, the school has had a fair share of controversy attached to it.
There were several student-led protests in the late 1960s and early 1970s, primarily against the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia In the spring of 1967, a sit in protesting against army recruiting on campus blocked the entrance to the Student Union for two days. While there were scores of demonstrators the first day, all but 13 dispersed before State Troopers arrived and bodily carried the demonstrators to a waiting school bus for a trip to court.
In the Fall of 1968, students rallied in support of Craig Pastor (now Craig DeYong) who had been arrested by New Paltz Village Police for desecration of the American flag which he was wearing as a super-hero cape in a student film directed by Edward Falco. Edward Falco is an American author His novel Wolf Point and short stories Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha were both published by Unbridled College President John J. Neumaier posted bail. Pastor was released and charges were dropped. In the spring of 1970 there was a protest leading to the takeover of the Administration Building.
In 1981, the Student Government split in two, the main part staying as the Student Association, and an on-campus faction forming the Residence Hall Student Association. There were many protests in the early 1980s during the administration of college president Alice Chandler, including for the right to vote in local elections. Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning "voting tablet" and figuratively "right to vote" probably from suffrago "hough" and originally An invitation to a South African diplomat during the Apartheid era, by the student group Model United Nations, sparked another controversy. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Model United Nations (informally abbreviated as Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants . 
In November 1997, two events on campus attracted nationwide media attention. The first, a feminist conference on sex and sexuality sponsored by the women's studies department entitled "Revolting Behavior: The Challenges of Women's Sexual Freedom", featured instructional workshops on sex toys and sadomasochism. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate A sex toy is an object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. Sadism refers to Sexual or non-sexual gratification in the infliction of Pain or humiliation upon or by another person The second, "Subject to Desire: Refiguring the Body", was sponsored by the Fine and Performing Arts Department. One presenter, performance artist Carolee Schneemann, had been known for a piece where she slowly unrolled a scroll from her vagina and read it to the audience. This article is about Performance art For other uses see Performance (disambiguation Carolee Schneemann (born October 12, 1939 in Fox Chase Pennsylvania) is an American visual artist known for her discourses on the body The vagina (from Latin, literally " Sheath " or " Scabbard " is a fibromuscular tubular tract leading from the Uterus
Political conservatives were outraged that a public university had hosted such events, and governor George Pataki and SUNY chancellor Robert King expressed their displeasure. A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American politician who was the 53rd Governor of New York serving three consecutive Chancellor or chancellour (archaic ( Latin: cancellarius) is an official Title used in countries whose civilization has arisen The controversy escalated when the Theatre Arts Department staged The Vagina Monologues shortly afterwards (although the play has been widely staged, including at some nearby Catholic colleges). The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award -winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre This article is about Catholic schools in general for specific schools named Catholic High School, see Catholic High School (disambiguation. The college's then-president, Roger Bowen, defended freedom of expression on campus and refused to apologize, doing little to allay conservative ire. Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without Censorship or Limitation. "The real issue," he said, "is whether some ideologues, however well-intentioned, have the right to dictate what we say and what we do on this campus. " SUNY trustee Candace de Russy called for him to be dismissed.  Bowen later resigned.
In 2006, New Paltz became embroiled in a controversy involving Student Government President Justin Holmes, former President and current Executive-Vice President R. A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization J. Partington III, and former New Paltz Student, current President of the SUNY Student Assembly and member of the SUNY Board of Trustees Dan Curtis. A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization The three students were suspended from the University for a year after a committee found that they had "seriously annoyed" the Residence Life Director, although a video showed some claims may have been erroneous.  
According to local newspapers, over 100 students protested the suspension and held a sit-in in the Administration building over the controversy, asking Administrators to explain why language in official documents had been changed from "seriously annoyed" to "threatened the health and safety of. A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for a Protest, often to promote political social " Federal Judge Lawrence Kahn ordered Poskanzer and Rooney to reinstate Holmes and Partington on January 4, 2007. Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On December 29, 1991, the campus was the scene of a widely-reported PCB and dioxin incident that contaminated four dormitories (Bliss, Gage, Capen and Scudder residence halls), as well as the Coykendall Science Building and the Parker Theater. Not to be confused with Dioxane or Digoxin. Dioxin is a heterocyclic, organic, antiaromatic compound Under the direction of the county and state health departments, the university began a massive, thorough clean-up effort in the five buildings: Bliss, Gage and Scudder residence halls, Parker Theatre and Coykendall Science Building. As an additional precaution, 29 other buildings were thoroughly tested and, if necessary, cleaned. The clean-up process lasted until May 1995.
Until 1976, PCBs were widely used in roofing materials, fluorescent light ballasts, glue, carbonless paper, transformers and capacitors. They are sometimes found in buildings erected prior to the PCB ban due to leakages of fluorescent light ballasts and products such as window caulking. They were banned by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as an "imminent threat to human health and the environment. "
After varying degrees of cleanup, the dorms were re-opened between 1992 through 1994 using safety levels based on a 1985 risk assessment that was developed for a different disaster, the Binghamton State Office Building PCB fire of 1981. Risk assessment is a common first step in a Risk management process Binghamton, known as The Parlor City is a City located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. This risk assessment has been criticized for being grossly out of date, as contrasted with the findings of newer science developed through the 1980s and 1990s on the toxicity and mechanisms of action of dioxin-like compounds, particularly their effects on the endocrine system. Toxicity is the degree to which a substance is able to damage an exposed organism The endocrine system is an integrated system of small organs that involve the release of extracellular signaling molecules known as Hormones The endocrine system is instrumental 
The college administration says there is no danger of another PCB accident at New Paltz like the one that occurred in 1991, because there have been no PCB transformers or fixtures at New Paltz since 1995, it has retrofitted transformers, and testing has continued. Additional tests were initiated by the campus and completed in March 2005. The tests were performed by and evaluated by the New York State Department of Health. Air sample results from the recent testing, as well as those from previous tests in 1997, 1998 and 2001, are well below the air criterion established for the post-incident clean up.
SUNY New Paltz boasts numerous alumni including: