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Growing up Gandhi: Grandson of nonviolent revolutionary to speak at Union

Arun grew up far from the plains of Nebraska. Born and raised in South Africa, he suffered violent bullying because his Indian heritage meant he didn’t fit into the white or black cliques. Finally, at age 12, Arun decided to fight fire with fire, and started exercising and training to fight back.

Concerned for his well-being, Arun’s parents took him on an extended trip back to their native India to stay with his grandfather, Mohandas K. Gandhi—better known as Mahatma Gandhi.

U.S.News ranks Union one of America's best colleges

Photo of students studying on campus.

In its annual comparison of colleges, U.S. News has once again designated Union College one of America's "Best Colleges." This year, Union is ranked number 32 in its category of Midwestern colleges. This is the eleventh consecutive year Union has earned a spot on the publication's top-tier.

Get ready for Project Impact 2016

“Project Impact is a day where we take time to serve others,” said Canain Ming, a junior Union English Education student and coordinator for Project Impact 2015 and 2016. “Our dream is for every student to have an opportunity to serve someone else. Project Impact is the catalyst and we hope to return to these organizations and continue to serve all year long.”

Introducing Business Source Elite

Business Source Elite is a new simple, yet powerful way to search across all of the most important business journals, nearly 1,100 titles in fulltext. 

Diving into pastoral ministry

Some college graduates discover that finding a job in their field can be challenging, but 2016 Union graduate Jessyka Albert had a job waiting for her as one of four pastors in a church that regularly attended by up to 250 members each Sabbath—a position she was offered five months before she graduated.

“I didn’t have to worry about job hunting,” Jessyka said. “I knew where I was going to be.”

A taste of Raspberry Pi

College View Academy senior Demy Sigowa likes computers—so much he plans to pursue a career in computer science. The desire only got stronger last spring, when he took Fundamentals of Computer Science, part of a Union College pilot program to offer new college-level courses to academy students in Mid-America.

Leeper resigns, Reiner to serve as interim financial VP

Union College has opened a search for its next Vice President for Financial Administration. Jeff Leeper, who has served in the role for the past two and a half years, announced his plans to step down from his post to follow God’s calling.

Connecting in Cambodia

“What am I going to do with my life?”

Meredith Nichols was definitely not the first high school senior to ask that question. She thought she had everything planned out. A soccer star in her small north Texas hometown, Nichols planned to play at a university in New York.

But an ACL tear brought her plans to screeching halt. “I was super lost,” she remembered. ”Sports where a huge part of my life, but I know now that my priorities weren’t straight.”

Welcome Kieren Bailey, Union's New Public Services Librarian

Kieren Bailey, Public Services Librarian, joins us from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama but she is originally from Alberta, Canada. If you are wondering how to pronounce Kieren, just rhyme it with siren.

Schober and Krueger retire from nursing program

Two long-time professors retired this past school year after teaching at Union College well over half a century combined. Both Valeree Krueger and Charlotte Schober taught in the nursing program for more than 30 years.

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