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Sustainability Hacks for Students

If you’re like many of us, you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but aren’t sure where to start. Nearly every day there’s a news story about the devastating effects of climate change, ocean pollution, or land degradation -— it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The good news: We can all make a difference. Each of us may not be able…

From Akcam to Ziamandanis: What Your Professors Want You to Know

“We are Partners in this Journey! Saint Rose students: If there’s *one piece of advice your professors want you to heed in order to be successful it’s this: Zumrut Akcam, Assistant Professor of Computer Science: Note-taking is an important part of every lecture. It helps students to highlight the important parts of the course and increases their attention to the…

Free, and Nearly Free, Things to Do Around Albany this Winter

  When the weather turns cold, staying close to hearth and dorm room feels cozy. But winter should also be celebrated beyond campus borders. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to do so without spending a lot of money. (And remember, Saint Rose students and employees ride CDTA buses for free.) A few ways to beat back the winter…

A Day in the Life of a Translator

    It’s Not Just About the Words Bags of bird seed from China, intended for Western consumers, were labeled “brid.”  Packages of garlic from Israel displayed a picture of ginger root. A liquor store awning in France boasted this: “Stranger Wine.” “They are trying to sound sophisticated,” explained Christine Durban, a respected French-English translator who shared a good number…

Getting a Visa for College: My Long Journey to Graduate School

By Ridina Shakya G’19 Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Ridina Shakya G’19 was interested in analyzing business activities. She traveled halfway around the world in 2017, ready to start her MBA in the United States. She was successfully admitted into the Huether School of Business with scholarships, but found that she faced an arduous journey of another type: waiting for…