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Work Underway on New Academic Building
and Student Center Renovation
Work is well underway on construction of a multipurpose academic building and
renovation of the Student Center. The project will be ready for students in fall 2013.
For progress updates, please visit www.marist.edu/about/construction.
Gates Reflect History of Marist and Hudson River Valley
ing for the American side during the
Revolutionary War.
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Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,
America’s 32nd president and his wife,
were Hyde Park residents and global
figures who helped shape the 20th
century.
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Sojourner Truth was a 19th-century
abolitionist and women’s rights activ-
ist who was born in Esopus.
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George Washington made his head-
quarters and residence in Newburgh
from April 1782 to August 1783
while commander-in-chief of the
Continental Army.
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John Flack Winslow was a 19th-cen-
tury industrialist who helped finance
the construction of the USS Monitor,
which made history in 1862 by defeat-
ing the ironclad CSS Virginia at
Hampton Roads, VA, during the Civil
War. Winslow’s estate was located on
what is now the northern part of the
Marist campus.
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The rampant fox acknowledges the mascot of Marist College as well as a long tradition
of the fox as a heraldic symbol of wisdom.
The medallions depict important figures from
different eras in the Hudson River Valley.
Photos:
Victor Van Carpels
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arist’s south entrance has a distinc-
tive new look thanks to stone carv-
ings that represent the history of the College
and the Hudson River Valley.
The gate on the south side of the
road features a rampant (rearing up) fox,
acknowledging the mascot of Marist College
as well as a long tradition of the fox as a
heraldic symbol of wisdom. A similar fox
appears on the College’s coat of arms.
The medallions on the opposite gate
depict important figures from different eras
in the Hudson River Valley.
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St. Ann was the namesake of the
Marist Brothers’ original property in
Poughkeepsie, St. Ann’s Hermitage.
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Edvard Bech was the owner of the
estate purchased by the Marist
Brothers in 1908 to expand their
Hudson River holdings.
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St. Marcellin Champagnat was the
19th-century French priest who
founded the Marist Brothers.
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Frederic Church was a landscape
painter who was a central figure in the
19th-century American art movement
known as the Hudson River School.
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Henry Hudson was an English naviga-
tor who explored the river that now
bears his name.
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Daniel Nimham was the last chief of
the Wappinger tribe; he died fight-
Rendering: Jeff Stikeman for Robert A.
M. Stern Architects
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