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April 28, 2024

From the Presidential Search Committee

Thank you to all who participated in the interviews with the four presidential finalists in mid-April and provided your feedback. Over 50 stakeholders representing the trustees, cabinet, faculty, administration, students, and The Women's Institute participated in the group interviews. 

The Presidential Search Committee met on April 18 and selected two finalists for the board's consideration in early May. The search process has been rigorous and thorough, and we were fortunate to have a strong and diverse group of candidates to choose from. We look forward to announcing the new president shortly after graduation and beginning the transition and onboarding process in June. 

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Bills, Bills, Bills


Make sure to review the list of frequently asked questions related to student accounts so you are all set to start the summer and fall semesters.


You can listen to this late-’90s classic in the background while you read.

Help Out in the Intercultural Cafes Every Monday and Thursday 


We host an "Intercultural Cafe" every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. (Spirituality Center, Troy) and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. (West Hall, Albany). These are friendly gatherings where we facilitate English language practice and socializing. Come make new friends, learn about other cultures, and enjoy snacks and tea! As the current semester of student participants transition out, it's a great time to welcome new volunteers and guests.


Contact Nana (in Troy), and Noora (in Albany) to learn more or volunteer!

Important Updates From the Title IX Office

The 2024 Title IX Final Rules on sex-based harassment and discrimination were made available by the U.S. Department of Education on April 19, 2024. The new regulations are posted here, and a 15-page summary of the major provisions is available here


The implementation date is August 1, 2024. Schools and institutions of higher education have just over 100 days to prepare to comply with these rules, similar to the timeline in 2020, though the magnitude of the changes required will, for most institutions, be far less significant than the 2020 changes. (https://www.grandriversolutions.com/)


Russell Sage College Office of Title IX is working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to meet these new requirements, including but not limited to our institutional memberships and consortium partners: Grand River SolutionsAssociation of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), and SUNY Student Conduct Institute (SCI).


The college will review and revise applicable policies, procedures, and trainings for our campus community. And we will ensure that all Title IX personnel receive updated training ahead of the implementation date. Stay tuned for more information as we work to ensure the college is fully prepared to meet these requirements and implementation deadline.


Please reach out to Title IX Coordinator, Amanda Bastiani, with any questions or concerns at bastia@sage.edu or titleix@sage.edu


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Looking for something to do?

New events are added to The Chomp every day, so check it often to see what is going on.

Have an event to promote?

Add it to The Chomp, then email the details to newsletter@sage.edu.

Guided Meditation

Monday, April 29, noon, KCC 105, Albany

Sign up for guided meditation

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New York State Civil Service Info Sessions

Tuesday, April 30, 6 p.m.

Join with this Zoom link

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Student Occupational Therapy Association Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 30, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.,

Latham Chipotle, 2 Wade Road

Please mention SOTA, or use code C26N7GB on your online order for your purchase to count toward the fundraiser. 

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TWO DATES: Senior Portraits

May 1, Troy campus

May 9, Albany campus

iSmile Studios will be in Troy on May 1 and in Albany on May 9 for formal senior portrait sessions. Images will be available online to optionally purchase. Sign up for your portrait session here.

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An Insight into the Life of MENA Identifying Students

Wednesday, May 8, 9 a.m., Use this link to attend on Zoom.

Ilham AlMahmid, an associate professor at UAlbany and a founding member of New York for Syrian Refugees, will discuss how higher education can support MENA-identifying students' success.

Open Gym: Daily, Robison Gym, Troy

Sign up for Open Gym

Open Pickleball: Thursdays and weekends, Meyer Gym, Troy

Sign up for Open Pickleball

Way to Go!

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Forensic Mental Health Graduate Student to Present at National Conference

Maverick Douglas (pictured, right, with his niece) is presenting research at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services annual conference in San Francisco in June. Read about Douglas's research on Sage.edu.

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Congratulations to all the students with work in the 20th annual BFA exhibition, which opened last week at Opalka Gallery. The show runs through May 31.

Read more about the BFA exhibition and the list of participating students.

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Congratulations to the new Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society members! Pictured, front row: Nine of the RSC students who were inducted into the society on April 14, 2024. Second row: Russell Sage College faculty members. Read "23 Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at Russell Sage College" on Sage.edu.


The FAFSA, a Reminder So Important It Gets Its Own Section

Don't forget to complete the new, simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Having trouble? RSC's Guide to the New FAFSA can help!

If you haven't filed yet, you can use this super-weird ABBA music video as your filing inspiration. Consider the FAFSA your rich man.

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On-Campus Summer Job Opportunity: RSC is hiring NaviGators for summer orientation. Apply on Handshake or email Ashley Busby with questions.

Free CDPHP Cycle! membership: Borrow a bike at no charge with the CDPHP Cycle! app and the promo code RussellSage. Enjoy 30 minutes of e-bike riding and unlimited pedal-bike riding every day of the season: www.cdphpcycle.org.

Nutrition Science Department survey: Participate in an online survey that Nutrition Science faculty are conducting, to understand what proportion of RSC students experience food insecurity and how it impacts their education. If you enter your email address, you will be entered into a lottery for a $15 grocery gift card. If you have questions, please email Laura McClure.

Discounts for RSC students: Receive a discount at businesses in Troy with your RSC ID. Find a list of merchants and discounts.

Hope to hear from YOU! Email newsletter@sage.edu with photos, events, achievements, or other other news you would like us to consider including in the college newsletters.

Have questions?: There are Solutions desks at the front of each library, where you can ask anything. Stop by, call 518-244-2020, or email solutions@sage.edu.*

*Unless you have something you would like us to consider for Solutions: The Newsletter! In that case, please email newsletter@sage.edu by Wednesday for the following Sunday's newsletter.

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Freddie's, Kahl Campus Center, Lower Level (Albany)

McClellan Student Center, McKinstry Hall (Troy)

Open daily, noon-9 p.m.

Commuter Lounge, Hart Hall (Troy)

7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.


Armory Fitstop (Albany)

McKinstry Fitness Center (Troy)

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Kahl Campus Center (Albany)

Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

McKinstry Dining Room (Troy)

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Buchman Grill & Starbucks Cafe (Troy)

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.


Kahl Campus Center, Lower Level (Albany)

Kellas Hall, 1st Floor (Troy)

Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

After-Hours Care


Albany Campus Learning Center library

Shea Learning Center library

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Key fob access Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Friday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-midnight.


Albany bookstore

41 Union Drive, in the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences' Gozzo Student Center

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M.o.s.s. books and other provisions (Troy)

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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