Apples Across New York State
Oct11

Apples Across New York State

Did you know that New York State designated the apple as the official state fruit in 1976? New York is the second largest apple producing state in the United States, producing about 2.5 million bushels of apples annually. Among the 10 common varieties of apples, Cortland apples remain one of the the most popular and most produced apples in New York state. In order to ensure that our state has the best quality of apples, New York has...

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Autumn Trickles Across New York and @SUNY Campuses
Oct07

Autumn Trickles Across New York and @SUNY Campuses

Fall season has arrived! One of the best parts about autumn is the beautiful scenery and backdrop that the foliage provides for all of New York’s 64 SUNY campuses. Given the dispersion of all sites throughout New York, each experiences a different “intensity” of foliage throughout the fall months (look for yourself here!). And at the same time, it’s important that we nurture and protect the beautiful greenery...

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What is A MOOC, Anyway?
Oct04

What is A MOOC, Anyway?

Online courses have been around for a while now, but the perception of them is rapidly changing with the new phenomenon that everybody refers to as “MOOC’s”. So what is this MOOC, anyway? As it turns out, a MOOC (which stands for “massive open online course”) is an interactive online course that has the potential to engage many, many students at one time. This format allows for users to easy implement peer reviews, virtual group...

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5 Ways to Make Your Campus Dorm Feel Like Home
Sep26

5 Ways to Make Your Campus Dorm Feel Like Home

Heading off to college and living on your own is an exciting experience, but it doesn’t take long before homesickness kicks in. And having your dorm room resemble a cinder block doesn’t help at all! You will be spending more of your time in a dorm than home, so it’s important to feel comfortable in your own space. And for some SUNY students this fall, brand-new residence halls awaited their August move-ins (lucky!)....

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Meet Shaniese Alston, Our Newest Intern
Sep20

Meet Shaniese Alston, Our Newest Intern

Hi everyone! My name is Shaniese Alston and I am the newest social media intern for the Office of New Media at SUNY System Administration. I am excited to become a new member of the team and lend my voice to the stories you will all be reading. I am a senior at University at Albany and I will be graduating in May 2014 with a degree in communications and a minor in business. I am originally from Freeport, Long Island. Besides my love...

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