Joshua Rosen of Bayside got an inside look at the presidential election process during a five-day trip to New Hampshire that culminated Feb. 9 with the first-in-the-nation primary.
Rosen is majoring in Biology at SUNY Oneonta. The trip is part of a semester-long course, POLS 216: Presidential Election Campaigns, taught by Associate Professor of Political Science Gina Keel. While in New Hampshire, Rosen attended candidate rallies, town hall meetings and other events, witnessing firsthand the campaigning and media frenzy in the last days before the primary.
SUNY Oneonta student Scott Silver of Oakland Gardens got an inside look at the presidential election process by hitting the campaign trail as a volunteer in the final days leading up to the New Hampshire primary. Silver spent a week volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign.
More than 1,400 freshmen joined the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community on Aug. 31 with the first day of classes. They include:
Madeleine Babick, Jae Kyung Hong and Eric Gayle of Bayside; Hao Xu of Fresh Meadows; Peter Begonja of Whitestone; Douglas Chee and Noah Pan of Oakland Gardens: Nicholas Corbett, Emre Kulahlioglu, Xuan Zheng and Paul Lee of Flushing; Hong Jig Kim of College Point and James Lai of Little Neck.
Debbie A. Ali of Little Neck has been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2015 semester at St. Lawrence University.
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.
Local student Zhenny Gong, the daughter of Ning Gong and Jing Hui Zheng of Oakland Gardens, a 2012 graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, was named to the Dean’s List at Bates College for the semester ending in April 2015. This is a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher. She is majoring in economics at Bates.