“Does anyone have any questions?” “Yeah, how quickly can I drop this ball-buster of a class,” Leighann muttered in as she flipped through the seven-page syllabus. Professor Salerno continued talking about the importance of reading textbooks and actively participating in class. She stared straight out into the lecture hall, not […]

Natalie Minewski, 83, sat patiently in the lobby of Woodland Pond retirement community in New Paltz, N.Y. Her small, fragile frame rose surprisingly quickly when she spotted the large painting coming through the front doors. “Nope, I didn’t paint that. I think it might have been one of my husband’s […]

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Many professors may seem to live quiet lives. But Dennis Doherty, the creative writing program coordinator at SUNY New Paltz, has taken his experiences in the Navy in the late 1970s and applied them to his teaching and poetry since he began working for the school in 1987. Doherty, 52, […]