Russell Sage in the News


Dogs of War Sage's Theater Institute Presents Dogs of War  

November 20th - November 24th, 2013

"Shakespeare's Soldiers is the subtitle of the new work, which was created by Bunce in collaboration with David Salomon. The one-hour show encompasses excerpts from many of Shakespeare's plays, including "Othello," "Henry VIII," "Macbeth" and "The Merchant of Venice." Bunce is the sole performer, and though he was never in the military, his own relationship to war is woven into the evening."  - Joseph Dalton, Times Union.

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 STEM Women of Influence Workshop

November 11, 2013

The Russell Sage Chemistry, Math and Biology clubs hosted a group of middle school children to participate in a STEM Women of Influence Workshop.  Visiting students participated in an afternoon of activities, experiments, and chemistry demonstrations. Dr. Tom Gray served as faculty advisor for the event and provided guidance to Russell Sage College students in this community outreach and service project.

Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria speaks to a crowd, including Russell Sage students, regarding the War on Terror's impact on Pakistan

Bush Memorial, October 24th, 2013

Rafia Zakaria, a columnist and activist who also serves as the general secretary on the board of directors for Amnesty International, emphasized this perspective during her talk with students at Bush Memorial Auditorium at Russell Sage College on Thursday.

“Every part of your life is effected by the war in Pakistan,” Zakaria said. “If you’re shopping in the market, get on a bus, sitting at home in your apartment, you can be victimized. It creates a lot of paranoia and fear in that society but there’s nothing you can do about it. You still have to go to your job.”     Rafia Zakaria - students

“I don’t think Americans can imagine ever in their small town or their backyards being a supply route for war in another country by a government that is not their own,” Zakaria said. “But that’s what Pakistani people have to put up with.” 

                                     - Mike McMahon (including photo credit), The Record

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Les Mis TU

"Institute's Les Mis a Triumph"

October 2, 2013

"Les Miserables at the Theatre Institute at Sage is wonderful. Michael Musial, the stage and musical director, shapes the musical, with its many parts, into a cohesive, smooth-running whole: 29 roles plus crowd scene members, 50 songs, numerous set changes, nonstop music for a little over two and a half hours and countless costume changes."

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Joining the cast were Broadway's Craig Schulman (Valjean) and Gary Lynch (Javert) as well as Sage Faculty member David Bunce alongside students and local actors.