Adelphi Magazine Cover 125 Years: Building Tomorrow TogetherWe are proud to share a special issue of Adelphi University Magazine. This year we mark our 125th anniversary, and this commemorative issue offers a look back on key moments in our history and how we’re “building tomorrow together” today.  See what’s happening at Adelphi and read exciting new stories about our alumni, our faculty and our students. Join us in celebrating this special year.

We’re transforming lives—here on campus and beyond. It’s what we’ve been doing for 125 years.

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Feature Stories

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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.), grew up in Franklin Square, New York. She completed her English degree at Adelphi in three years, then earned an MA in creative writing from Stanford University in 1974. She has published more than 30 novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children…

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Kenneth R. Banks ’74, president and CEO of Banks Global Group (BGG) in Pikesville, Maryland, double-majored in physical education and social studies and ran track on a full scholarship. As a sophomore, he became an entrepreneur and, with three other students, started a group called The Four of Us. They rented campus space to put…

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At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper Logic brought the audience to tears with his performance of his seven-times-platinum hit record “1-800-273-8255.” The title is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and at the end of the performance, Logic thanked everyone for giving him a platform to talk about mental health,…

Inside This Issue

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When a mutual friend introduced Sophia Powless '20 to fellow student Olivia Maybee, "I remember Olivia coming up to me and being like, 'You're Native—we're gonna be sisters!', and then we found out we were both Haudenosaunee and it was an instant connection."

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With racial tension continuing across the country, Adelphi has responded to include voices of students, faculty and administrators by creating a new diversity and inclusion action team this summer, the Equitable Adelphi Action Team. Formed by the Division of Student Affairs, the Equitable Adelphi Action Team is “a student-centered council that will provide the University…

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Many colleges and universities were fully remote during the height of the pandemic. In Fall 2020, Adelphi opened to our community. With exhaustive planning, regular testing protocols and almost 100 percent compliance from our students, faculty and staff, our University upheld our mission and provided a safe campus environment throughout the semester.

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Carson Fox, MFA, professor of visual arts, has completed a commissioned installation of public art in the new Charles Library at Temple University in Philadelphia. “Blue Ombre” fills a soaring arched wall with thousands of handcrafted, unique flowers in shades of blue for a spectacular effect. When Carson Fox, MFA, professor of visual arts at Adelphi…

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Nara Yoon, PhD, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, is doing important studies on the development of therapy resistance in advanced cancers. In a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, she describes how her computer mathematical models, in parallel with collaborators' molecular biology research, are revealing that resistance to targeted therapies develops gradually, in a series of adaptations to specific characteristics of the therapies.

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