College Voters Rocked 2016 BOE Record Books

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Board of Elections was busier than ever last year, closing 2016 with a record number of elections and possibly a record number of voters. Board of Elections (BOE) Democratic Commissioner David DiPasquale and newly-appointed Republican Commissioner Rebecca Schroeder said that the presidential election likely drew out a high, possibly record high, number of voters county wide. Geneseo registration exploded with the sudden … [Read more...]

Victim of Fatal Geneseo Accident Identified as Savannah Williams

GENESEO – The SUNY Geneseo freshman who lost her life in a collision with a tractor trailer on Tuesday is identified as Savannah Williams, 18. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the preliminary investigation indicates that Williams pulled out of Court Street and into the path of the northbound tractor tailer which was driven by Robert Wilkinson, 24. Wilkinson was not injured but badly shaken by the … [Read more...]

Victim in Fatal Geneseo Accident was SUNY Geneseo Student

GENESEO – The victim in Tuesday's fatal accident on Rte. 63 is confirmed to be a SUNY Geneseo student. According to our news partner News10NBC, the victim is an 18-year-old female SUNY Geneseo student. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said that a tractor trailer was northbound on Rte. 63 when the student pulled into its path out of Court Street, trying to head south. Dougherty said that the name of the victim will not be … [Read more...]

Mumps Still on the Rise at SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO – Mumps continues to spread among vaccinated students at SUNY Geneseo. SUNY Geneseo confirms that the total number of cases in members of the College community is now 15. Nine cases are off-campus students and six are on-campus students. The College has deployed masks and extra hand sanitizer for the College community to protect themselves from traces of contagious saliva and warned the public that common ways to contract the virus … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Deploys Masks, More Hand Sanitizer to Fight Mumps

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo's health and counseling center has deployed masks and extra hand sanitizer at multiple locations on campus to fight the mumps, which seems to be spreading through the campus' fully immunized community. According to a campus-wide email sent by Student Health and Counseling Director Erin M. Halligan-Avery, Ph.D. and Dean of Students Leonard Sancilio, Ph.D., the College is thoroughly cleaning residence halls occupied by … [Read more...]

Fox News Talks Trump with SUNY Geneseo Professor After Campus-Wide Email

GENESEO – Fox News interviewed SUNY Geneseo math professor Tony Macula about his mass email to students and staff calling a vote for Trump 'civically irresponsible.' The clip of that live interview is accessible here. "The reason why I wrote the letter is because silence in the face of civic irresponsibility is civically irresponsible," said Macula, "and I think that casting a vote for a candidate who doesn't embody the ideals of the … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Scholarship Memorializes Kelsey Annese’s Heart and Work Ethic

GENESEO – Kelsey Annese's closest friends and family are creating a new scholarship to cultivate her work ethic, curiosity and compassion in an incoming freshman. According to SUNY Geneseo's website, one selected incoming freshman with academic excellence and financial need will earn the Kelsey A. Annese '16 Memorial Scholarship. The chosen student will exemplify the characteristics of Annese; the scholarship will be renewable for their entire … [Read more...]

Teen Turns Self in to Geneseo Police on Child Porn Charges

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a young man for allegedly possessing sexually explicit images of a child on his cell phone. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Darryle Briggs, 19, of Warsaw, was arrested for felony Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child. Briggs' Facebook profile indicates that he studies psychology at SUNY Geneseo, and the College confirms that Briggs is a … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Cuts All Ties with Finger Lakes Opera

UPDATE: Finger Lakes Opera’s Shows Will Go On Independent of SUNY GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles discontinued Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) operations, effective immediately. According to Battles' campus-wide email on Nov. 11, challenges with finances and enrollment has made certain cutbacks necessary. Until now, the FLO, which the College called in the past 'the resident professional company,' has only gained popularity. In … [Read more...]

Over 140 SUNY Geneseo Staff Sign Letter Denouncing Campus Hate Speech

GENESEO – More than 140 employees of SUNY Geneseo signed an open letter denouncing recent graffiti and harassment of students. The letter is in response to the discovery of a swastika and the word 'Trump' inside a residence hall on Nov. 12, the letters 'KKK' apparently written in mustard on the college gazebo on Nov. 30 and harassing text messages allegedly sent to students over this period. All of these instances are under investigation by … [Read more...]