Sage in the News

Sage in the News

Dear Sage community,

Below are links and/or text of selected media highlights garnered by Sage. These stories and others continue to raise awareness and perception of Sage in the community. As always, our thanks to everyone involved in making these events happen.

Sent by Sage’s Office of Communications & PR
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Sage honors Sandy Hook hero principal
Times Union - February 5, 2013

Sage College creates center to honor Sandy Hook principal
Business Review -February 5, 2013

Sandy Hook principal with local ties being honored
WXXA - February 5, 2013

Sage names creating new center in honor of Newtown victim

Daily Gazette - February 5, 2013

Sage College to honor Sandy Hook Principal with New Center - February 5, 2013

Sage Colleges to name center after Sandy Hook principal
Newsday – February 5, 2013

New York College to Name Center for Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung
Washington Post February 5, 2013
Huffington Post February 5, 2013
Associated Press February 5, 2013
ABC News February 5, 2013
Seattle Times
February 5, 2013
San Diego Union-Tribune February 5, 2013
Las Vegas Sun February 5, 2013
Denver Post February 5, 2013
Litchfield County Times (Litchfield, CT) – February 5, 2013
New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) – February 5, 2013
Miami Herald February 5, 2013
Greenfield Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN) – February 5, 2013
Poughkeepsie Journal February 5, 2013
Missourian (Columbia, MO) – February 5, 2013
The Telegraph (Macon, GA) – February 5, 2013
KHOU (Houston, TX) – February 5, 2013
WCDB (Charleston, NC) – February 5, 2013


A feast for theatergoers
Troy Record – February 12, 2013

‘Lord of the Flies’ retains power to chill
Times Union – February 8, 2013 

Local plays a treat for theatergoers
The Saratogian – February 6, 2013

Opalka Gallery showcases Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
Times Union – January 30, 2013

Troy honors native daughter Maureen Stapleton with tribute, exhibition
Troy Record – January 30, 2013

Troy remembers Maureen Stapleton with tribute, exhibit
Saratogian – January 30, 2013

Arts Talk: News in Brief                          
Times Union – January 18, 2013

Critics top five of 2012 – Theatre and Art
Times Union – December 26, 2012

‘Virginia Woolf’ at Russell Sage
Troy Record – November 5, 2012

Don’t be afraid of this ‘Woolf’
Times Union – November 2, 2012

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Arts Talk
Times Union – November 2, 2012


Sage Colleges reinstate tenure to improve academic profile
Inside Higher Ed – November 26, 2012

Small, private and redefining yourself
Business Review – November 9, 2012

3 Keys to Better Recruiting
Campus Technology – November 7, 2012

Sage expansion plans to take shape with rehab of armory in Albany
Business Review – November 2, 2012


Gas prices on the rise
YNN – February 4, 2013

President calls for tougher gun laws
WTEN – January 16, 2013

Cuomo’s proposed tax free zones gets support from local colleges
Troy Record – January 14, 2013

College presidents for gun control – December 27, 2012

Year in Review: 2012 highlighted by politics, president’s visit
Troy Record – December 31, 2012   



NC woman's will leaves $9M to upstate NY college
Wall Street Journal - April 20, 2012

NC woman's will leaves $9M to upstate NY college
MSNBC - April 20, 2012

NC woman's will leaves $9M to upstate NY college
Newsday - April 20, 2012

Former student wills $9 million estate to The Sage Colleges
Business Review - April 19, 2012

Sage receives a $9M gift
Times Union - April 19, 2012

Sage gets more than $9M gift from alumnus
Troy Record - April 19, 2012

Sage Colleges receive another big gift
All Over Albany - April 19, 2012

Russell Sage College receives $9M gift; will go toward new library
Schenectady Gazette - April 20, 2012

Russell Sage College receives gift worth millions
YNN - April 19, 2012

Sage Receives $9 million donation
WTEN - April 19, 2012

Sage Colleges get major donation
WXXA - April 19, 2012

NC woman's will leaves $9M to The Sage Colleges
WNYT - April 20, 2012

Additional Coverage:
Greenville Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - April 20, 2012
Eye Witness News 9 - CBS (Greenville, NC) - April 20, 2012
WGHP - FOX (High Point, NC) - April 20, 2012
Blue Ridge Now (Hendersonville, NC) - April 20, 2012
Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) - April 20, 2012
News Observer (Raleigh, NC) - April 20, 2012
Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, LA) - April 20, 2012
New Jersey Herald (Newton, NJ) - April 20, 2012
The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) - April 20, 2012



Five Questions for Kate Clinton
Troy Record - April 7, 2012

Intern credited for saving Gabrielle Giffords speaks in Troy
WTEN - April 1, 2012

Humble Hero of Tucson addresses Troy conference
WNYT - March 31, 2012

Former Giffords intern speaks at Sage
YNN - March 31, 2012

Sharing his story: Former Giffords Intern Talks at Sage College About Shooting
WXXA - March 31, 2012

Sage Steps Up for LGBT Students
Times Union - March 20, 2012

Conferences helping change attitude toward LGBT community
Schenectady Gazette - March 25, 2012

Sage Colleges Proudly Host 17th Annual NELGBT Conference
Out Media - March 2012

Daniel Hernandez and the Northeast LGBT Conference
All Over Albany - March 30, 2012

The Top 10 Best, Not to Be Missed Things to do in Albany - The Northeast LGBT Conference at Sage
The Free George - March 26, 2012

Young Adult Leaders Recognized Nationally with 'Voice and Action' Leadership Award
Huffington Post - February 8, 2012


Sage receives $10M gift, largest in school history
Business Review – March 1, 2012

Sage Colleges lands $10 million donation from lighting corp. founder
Business Review – March 2, 2012

$10 million gift to Sage is largest ever
Times Union – March 1, 2012

Alumna gives $10 million to Sage to support its School of Education
Schenectady Gazette – March 2, 2012

Sage Colleges get $10 million gift – March 1, 2012

$10M gift boosts Sage College endowment
The Saratogian – March 1, 2012

The Sage College receives largest gift ever
The Business Council Capital Business Blog – March 2, 2012

Sage colleges receive $10M
WNYT – March 1, 2012

Sage Colleges receive multi-million dollar donation
YNN – March 1, 2012

Local school receives major donation
WXXA – March 1, 2012

Winter - Spring 2012

Sage College president pushes for Albany campus expansion
Business Review - April 13, 2012

A changing of the guard at former armory
Times Union - April 5, 2012

A new life for the New Scotland Ave. Armory?
All Over Albany - April 5, 2012

Sage Colleges wants to buy armory 
Times Union - April 5, 2012

Sage Colleges would buy former state armory in Albany for $675K: court trustee
Business Review - April 4, 2012

Sage Colleges, pharmacy school bid to buy former Ordway research site in Albany
Business Review - March 23, 2012

Reporting on possible future use and ownership of the New Scotland Ave. Armory in Albany. 

A lesson in social media
YNN - April 3, 2012
Mike O'Connor, director of Career Planning, shares social media etiquette suggestions with soon to be job seekers.

Sage Colleges in Albany plans 150-student housing project
Business Review - March 30, 2012
As enrollment continues to increase, so does the need for more space for incoming students.

Mega Millions jackpot at record $640 million
YNN - March 30, 2012
Tom Sweeney, associate professor of math and computer sciences, discusses the odds of winning Mega Millions.

Photo Regional features work that reflects upon the state of the art
Times Union - March 30, 2012
A review of the 34th Annual Photography Regional exhibition on display at the Opalka Gallery.

Sage, Maria College respond to hospital's increasing demand for nurses
Business Review - March 9, 2012
Glenda Kelma, associate professor of nursing, discusses the growing nursing program at Sage.

Childhood obesity expert to speak
Times Union - March 7, 2012
A preview of Catalyzing Communities for Change: A Systems Approach to Obesity Prevention

Albany-Colonie chamber selects Women of Excellence
Business Review - March 7, 2012
President Susan Scrimshaw is honored in the Distinguished Career category.

Downtown Troy welcomes business from college students
YNN – February 26, 2012
Area businesses offer discounts and incentives, in an effort to attract RSC students.

Time Out!
Times Union: Women at Work – February 22, 2012
Professor John Pelizza discusses the importance of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Healthy choices, profits
Times Union – February 21, 2012 
Associate Professor Melodie Bell-Cavallino discusses how supermarkets are helping shoppers make healthier choices.

MBA enrollment up across Albany region
Business Review – February 17, 2012
Associate Dean of the School of Management Kim Fredericks is profiled on Sage’s growing graduate enrollment.

College affordability can be as easy as ABC
Times Union – February 10, 2012
Sage President Susan Scrimshaw shares her insight in a comprehensive op-ed

Five Questions for Beverly Carrubba
Troy Record – February 9, 2012
Sage student Beverly Carrubba talks about her newly created cheesecake business.

Prices at the pump surge
YNN – February 8, 2012
Professor Steven Leibo commented on the rising cost of gas.

Italian Community Center to host soup kitchen every Thursday
Troy Record – February 2, 2012
Sage students will participate in this new venture, thanks to the Rubin Community Fellows Program.

Schulz named to scholar-athlete team
The Leader Herald – January 20, 2012
Dan Schulz, Sage junior and member of the golf team, recognized for his academic efforts.

Bowman honored for 3rd time
Press Republican – January 19, 2012
Megan Bowman, Sage freshman, named Skyline Conference Rookie of the Week – Basketball.

Longtime secretary recalls Rockefeller
Times Union – January 16, 2012
Diane Van Wie SCA ’05 shares stories from the Rockefeller era.

Albany family’s brand new home is already comfy
Times Union – January 12, 2012

Sage students put design skills to the test
YNN – January 11, 2012
SCA Interior Design Students Partner with Habitat for Humanity.

WWII Cadet Nurse takes up battle for recognition – January 11, 2012
Charlotte Blaser, a member of the first class of Cadet Nurses at RSC, shares her story and her struggle to bring more recognition for women in the military.

Give Haiti a say in its future
Times Union –January 11, 2012
Two years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Director of Sage’s Wellness Center Stacey Maslowsky explores changes in the country’s health system, government and quality of life.

Higher education and online programs
The Capitol Pressroom – January 3, 2012
President Scrimshaw, Excelsior President John Ebersole and Empire College President Alan Davis spoke on the continued growth of online education.

New York again mulls 4-year degree for RNs
Business Review – December 30, 2011
Sage’s decision to cut tuition for RNs seeking bachelor’s degrees.

Troy’s Tattooed lady – Reality-TV star from Troy speaks at Russell Sage
Times Union – November 23, 28 & 30, 2011
Jessica Gahring RSC ’04 returned to her alma mater to talk about her recent successes.

More Capital Region pupils touched by poverty
Times Union – November 30, 2011
School of Education Dean Lori Quigley spoke of the impact poverty has on area students.

The Sage Colleges, Saint Rose going tobacco free
Business Review – November 17, 2011

St. Rose, Sage Colleges going tobacco-free
WTEN – November 16, 2011
Sage and the College of Saint Rose announce the decision to prohibit all tobacco products on campus.

You’ve lost weight. Now, how do you keep it off?
Times Union – November 11, 2011
Professor Nina Marinello explores ways to avoid yo-yo dieting.

Colleges struggle to place student teachers
WRGB – November 3, 2011
Highlighting the challenges facing recent college graduates seeking jobs in education. 

A ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ about face at The Sage Colleges

Troy Record & Saratogian – February 11, 2012

Much Ado About Nothing
Metroland – February 9, 2012
Sage’s all female production garners much attention.

Seeing double or seeing deeper?
Daily Gazette – February 4, 2012
A photo gallery highlighting “Victorian Narrative Stereography: 1855-1910” at SCA’s Little Gallery.

‘Tranquil Power’ brings new focus to art of Perle Fine
Times Union – February 1, 2012
An extensive look at the exhibit on display at the Opalka Gallery.

Art’s allure endures despite economic picture
Times Union – January 9, 2012
Photography professor Linda Morrell was quoted about the steady enrollment in art-related programs.

Taking flight with Peter Pan Evening
WNYT – December 1 & 4, 2011

Peter Pan soars
Times Union – December 4, 2011

Peter Pan to the rescue at Sage
Troy Record – November 30, 2011

For NYSTI veterans, it’s back to beginnings
Times Union – November 30, 2011
The Theatre Institute at Sage brings "Peter Pan" back to the stage.

 September - October 2011


Online Education for Autistic Students Grow August 31, 2011

College Options for Autism (Community Resources for Independence) – September 1, 2011

New eLearning Program for Autistic Students – September 9, 2011

A Bachelor’s Degree for Autistic Students – September 16, 2011

Bachelor degree program for students with autism
Rhode Island Examiner – September 23, 2011

Computer science program gears to people with disabilities – September 26, 2011

State of Education: Degree geared toward students with autism, special needs
YNN (Rochester) – October 14, 2011

Learning disabled get firmer grip on education
USA Today – October 17, 2011 – October 17, 2011

College for Kids with Learning Disabilities
Times Union – October 25, 2011

The Achieve Degree at Sage is a new bachelor’s degree designed for people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other learning disabilities, to expand their career options and enjoy the benefits of college education.


Single moms majorities in cities
Times Union – September 5, 2011

Julie McIntyre, associate professor of psychology, weighs in on the struggles facing single parents.


Theatre Institute announces schedule for its first full season
The Troy Record – September 9, 2011

TIS shares details about its upcoming performances, which includes “Peter Pan” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”


Sage Colleges join 24 Hours of Reality event on climate change
Times Union – September 14, 2011

Steven Leibo, professor of history and society, and Sage students bring attention to the reality of the global climate crisis.


All that juice in that skinny thing?
Times Union – September 27, 2011

Troy-based Paper Battery gets $1M NYSERDA grant
Troy Record – September 27, 2011
Paper Battery Co. receives $1M state grant
The Business Review – September 26, 2011

NYSERDA awards $1M to Paper Battery Co.

WRGB – September 26, 2011

Schools, incubators hatch Accelerate518 for startups

Business Review – October 5, 2011

An effort is begun to spur innovation

Times Union – October 5, 2011

CEG launches accelerate 518
Post-Star – October 5, 2011  

Businesses in residence at Sage’s INVEST incubator continue to grow.


Sage class, play looks at natural disaster
Times Union – October 6, 2011

RSC offers a new class, taught by Susan Scrimshaw, Sage president, and Jim Brennan, associate professor of physical therapy. The class studies the response to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti.



College bound students get questions answered at fair
Watertown Daily Times – October 7, 2011

Paige Collins, senior assistant director of admission, represents Sage at countless college fairs, answering questions for students and parents.


College affordable? Let’s see…
Times Union – October 14, 2011

President Obama announces plan for student loans
YNN – October 27, 2011

Dan Lundquist, vice president for marketing and enrollment, shares insight on college affordability and loans.


Trying to get a cap to fit
Times Union – October 16, 2011

Dan Robeson, dean of the School of Management, talks about the impact of property tax growth.


A Sage Debate: Troy mayoral candidates debate at Russell Sage
Troy Record – October 17, 2011

Bush Memorial Hall hosted Jack Cox, Carmella Mantello and Lou Rosamilia, candidates for Troy mayor.


Nursing now a matter of degrees
Times Union – October 18, 2011

Sage slashing tuition for RNs seeking bachelor’s degrees
The Business Review – October 19, 2011

Glens Falls Hospital phasing out LPNs
The Business Review – October 25, 2011

Sage cuts nursing costs as hospitals push for B.S. degrees
The Business Review – October 28, 2011

Sage has reduced tuition for RNs taking BSN courses by 40 percent, as area hospitals look to increase the quality of care.


The Business Review announces CFO of the Year awards
The Business Review – October 20, 2011

Peter Hughes, vice president of finance and treasurer, was honored for his role in overhauling Sage’s finances.


Sage students help clean up Washington Park
YNN – October 24, 2011

Sage students help clean local parks

Troy Record – October 24, 2011

For the third consecutive year, students and employees spent the day beautifying the grounds of local parks in Albany and Troy.

                                                     Summer 2011


Picky eater or just plain fussy?
Times Union – June 4, 2011

Nina Marinello, associate professor and chair of nutrition, offers tips on how to get your kids to eat well.


Elder Care Shifting to More Holistic Approach
Spectrum Online – June 7, 2011

Joan Dacher, associate professor of nursing, shares insight on how to care for the mind, body and spirit.


Running with scissors
Times Union – June 12, 2011

“Even Monsters Need Haircuts” is the newest book by Matt McElligott, associate professor of visual arts.  


Sage takes Harry Potter to the classroom
YNN – July 15, 2011

Harry Potter’s world reaches Russell Sage
The Record – July 13, 2011

Sybillyn Jennings, professor of psychology, discusses how she incorporates the study of developmental trajectories as seen in the HP chronicles.


Sage College of Albany to Host Capital Region Career Expo Tuesday
The Record – July 25, 2011

Capital Region Career Expo
YNN – July 26, 2011

Wendy Diefendork, director of graduate & adult admission, was interviewed about the event.

Capital Region Career Expo in Albany
WRGB – July 26, 2011

More than 400 job seekers met with nearly 75 representatives from area businesses, all of which are hiring. The expo also featured professional development workshops, organized by Graduate & Adult Admissions and was sponsored by the Sage’s School of Management and the Business Review.


Always game day for an SID
Times Union – August 21, 2011

Ann King, sports information director, discusses her position at Sage. 

ACHIEVE DEGREE AT SAGE The Sage Colleges and Excelsior College have joined forces to develop a new bachelor’s degree designed for people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other learning disabilities, to expand their career options and enjoy the benefits of college education.

A different road to a degree
Times Union - August 24, 2011

Bachelor's for Autistic Students
Inside Higher Ed - August 26, 2011

State of Education: Sage Achieve Degree

YNN - August 26, 2011

Autism Students to Get Specialized Degree Program at Two NY Schools - August  24, 2011

Bachelor's degree for students with autism (United Press International) - August 24, 2011

College Options for Autistic Students and Students with Disabilities - August 30, 2011

College Options for Students with Disabilities - August 29, 2011

Sage Offers Online Degree for Autistic Students - August 29, 2011

A different road to a degree  (American Psychological Association) – August 24, 2001


Students move in
Times Union – August 25, 2011

Students Return to Russell Sage College
The Record – August 26, 2011

The Sage Colleges welcomed new students to both campuses before the arrival of Tropical Storm Irene. Enrollments are the highest on both campuses in a decade.