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Stories from Utica University
Utica University mourns the loss of senior John Paul “JP” Ramel
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | April 25, 2022

Utica University continues to mourn the loss of senior construction management major John Paul “JP” Ramel, who passed away on April 10 at age 22 after suffering a stroke.

Funeral services for Ramel…

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Utica WSOC raises $6,000 to send Team IMPACT teammate to Disney World
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | April 18, 2022

The Utica University women’s soccer team recently raised $6,000 to send Team IMPACT teammate Arianna “Anna” LaBella and her family to Disney World.

LaBella, the 12-year-old local from Ilion, who…

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Men’s lacrosse plays first game without Mike Parnell as Head Coach
College Reporting

Emily Joss | March 23, 2022

Late into the evening of Tuesday, March 1, multiple Utica University sports teams piled into the dome to celebrate the life of former Utica men’s head lacrosse coach Mike Parnell.

The SAAC representatives…

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Ukrainians at Utica University reflect on war and devastation
College Reporting

Thomas Caputo | March 14, 2022

Vasyl Yurkuts is an international student from Ukraine studying English at Utica University. He was roughly 4,700 miles away from his home country when he learned Ukraine was being invaded by Russian forces.

On…

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Gold Ribbon Game: How Utica women’s ice hockey fights against pediatric cancer
College Reporting

Emily Joss | March 1, 2022

On Feb. 12, Utica women’s ice hockey played in their 8th annual Gold Ribbon Game against Wilkes University. The Pioneers had an overpowering 12-2 win to extend their season record to a program best 20-3.

Even…

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Breaking Update: Utica College achieves University status, Utica University effective immediately
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | February 23, 2022

Utica College has achieved university status and will now be Utica University, according to President Laura Casamento and other Utica University officials.

According to Casamento, the New York State…

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‘Boosted:’ Vaccination rates at Utica College increase with incentive offer
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | February 1, 2022

As Utica College returns from winter break and ends the second week of classes, the campus inches ever so close to a 100% vaccination rate amongst students, faculty and staff. 

In addition to the COVID-19…

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Mike Parnell, Utica College men’s lacrosse coach, dies at 45
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | December 7, 2021

Utica College men’s lacrosse coach and 2002 graduate of Utica College Mike Parnell died on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the age of 45 due to complications from COVID-19. 

The college community was notified…

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Utica College joins LACRELA diversity consortium
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | November 23, 2021

Utica College is one of approximately 50 colleges and universities around the United States who are members of a prestigious program known as Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA),…

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Believe Bowl: No One Fights Alone
College Reporting

Emily Joss | November 8, 2021

The Utica College football team joined the Believe 271 Foundation on Oct. 30 for their fourth annual New York State Tool Believe Bowl against Morrisville State College. 

The Pioneers went on to defeat…

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Op-Ed: Visiting the COVID-19 memorial in DC brought closure for UC student mourning grandmother’s passing
College Reporting

Brayden McCaw | October 27, 2021

On Oct. 3, I visited the “In America: Remember” COVID-19 memorial. Located on the base of the Washington Monument in the National Mall, the memorial consisted of more than 700,000 white flags, each…

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Afghan evacuees to be resettled in Utica with the help of The Center
College Reporting

Hannah Steyn | October 26, 2021

It is widely known that the city of Utica has been welcoming and inviting to anyone in its midst. There is no exception to that, following the traumas that caused many people from Afghanistan to flee and…

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Team IMPACT and UCWS names Arianna LaBella as newest member and honorary team captain
College Reporting

Emily Joss | October 25, 2021

Donned in her jersey and hat, 12-year-old local Arianna LaBella, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma bone cancer in July 2019, signed her letter of intent on Oct. 18, as she was surrounded by her family…

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Daily health screening now linked to ID cards
College Reporting

Mickale Thompson | September 24, 2021

The fall academic semester has begun at Utica College and there are many new changes. The functionality of student, staff and faculty IDs is now directly linked to the daily health screening. This is a…

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Vaccination rate at UC: Different perspectives prevent 100% immunization
College Reporting

Matthew Breault | September 14, 2021

Despite the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement at Utica College, the campus does not have a 100% vaccination rate amongst students, faculty and staff.

At the start of the 2021 Fall Semester,…

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