How To Get The Most Out Of College

James Mignano—The Brockport Blog of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is written and maintained exclusively by Caurie Putnam, who lives in Brockport and is also a writer for Reuters – one of the world’s largest news syndication services. She was recently nice enough to give me the great opportunity to write a short piece for…

Dr. Justin Walden, Ph.D

Welcome to Brockport, Dr. Justin Walden

James Mignano—Last year, I had the very unique opportunity to join three professors in the Communication department on a search committee to fill a position for a new Public Relations professor. It was great to be able to represent the department’s students and have a voice in the process of selecting who would shape and…


Brockport Innovation Builds Student Achievement

James Mignano—Last week, Brockport’s student-run newspaper, The Stylus, reported some great news: The capital project update was released by the college. The article is all about the school getting the “financial go-ahead for SUNY to commence construction on previously planned facilities.” One of the new projects is a courtyard type of outdoor area between the…

Brockport Banned Books

Banned Books Week: Reflecting on Censorship and Other Dangers

James Mignano—Here’s something I didn’t know until a few years ago: books get banned. Banned from school libraries, public libraries and entire communities. To learn a little bit more about it, I went to a lecture on campus tonight. The English Department’s Dr. Meg Norcia hosted Reading Dangerously: Celebrate Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read. …


Independent Study: Unique, Valuable Opportunities

James Mignano—As a freshman a few years ago, I remember being overwhelmed by all of the required courses I needed to take. Between my Communications major, Business minor and general education requirements, it didn’t seem like I would ever be able to finish them all. As it turns out, I was wrong. I actually ended…

Benedict Hall

Suites Vs. Corridors – The Debate Continues

James Mignano—Back in 2010 at my freshman year orientation, I remember the student leaders saying something along the lines of, “corridor kids love corridor style dorms, and suite kids love suites. It’s a debate that has always existed – and there won’t ever be a winner.” Three years later, as I’m settling into my last…