Student Connections

Issue 70, December 4, 2014

gluten free muffins

Gluten, a Red Herring?

By Samantha E. Williams, student, SUNY Empire State College

Health shows discuss it often, it is in the news and it even met parody criteria for the creators of South Park recently. To be gluten-free or not to be…that, seemingly, is the question of all questions concerning diets today. What is gluten? If you do not have celiac disease, an autoimmune response to gluten, should you consider going gluten-free at all? ... MORE

Current News

Message from President Merodie Hancock: Information Update on Ebola; College Concerns and Precautions

Empire State College is implementing precautions to address concerns about the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa and how it might impact the college community. ... MORE

Black Male Initiative Collaborates with Education from the Inside Out Coalition

The Black Male Initiative (BMI) at SUNY Empire State College’s Metropolitan Center was created to increase the college retention rates and educational successes of black male students. ... MORE

Minority Students in Action

The Long Island Center is excited to announce a new student club: Minority Students in Action (MSiA). MSiA is the brainchild of Layla Abdullah-Poulos ... MORE

Creative Corner


By Claire Wasserman, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College ... MORE

Power of Prayer

By Mary Burr ‘14, student, SUNY Empire State College ... MORE

Social Corner

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