In July the college announced that it had been re-accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Association for another 10 years.
A range of learning opportunities, fiscal management and improved graduation rates among Hispanic students at SUNY Oneonta were among factors applauded by an academic assessment group.
“Such a resoundingly favorable assessment affirms SUNY Oneonta’s overall excellence, the aspirations of our strategic plan and the dedication of the entire campus community in serving our students,” college President Nancy Kleniewski said.
Shortly before the start of the fall semester, she outlined the “ambitious, strategically critical plan to advance teaching, learning and scholarship” by restructuring academic affairs from a three-division to a five-school arrangement.
In March, it was announced Hartwick College would soon start a $3.4 million project month to renovate and expand its Dewar Union student center to meet social and fitness needs of the campus community, a spokeswoman said.
The 14,800-square-foot project will include remodeling the current Stack Lounge in Dewar Union and adding a state-of-the-art exercise facility.
In April, Hartwick College English Professor Thomas J. Travisano has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in the category of “Creative Arts — Biography.” Travisano is the first Hartwick faculty member to receive the recognition.
In August, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped at Hartwick College to tout her proposal to bring greater broadband access to rural areas. It was included in the version of the Farm Bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year.
Gillibrand said at the event, “Expanding broadband access creates jobs and helps communities grow.”
In mid-October, college President Margaret Drugovich addressed hundreds of students, faculty and staff at a State of the College address. She spoke about continued financial accessibility to a Hartwick education and re-emphasized the institution’s focus on students.