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Dyson Year In Review 15-16

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences - Year in Review 2011-2012

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Students in Dyson College's Environmental Policy Clinic tackle real-world environmental issues by collaborating with regional organizations to design and implement policy reform. This year, student clinicians worked with the Billion Oyster Project, a nonprofit ecosystem restoration and education project that aims to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2030. Why? Because oysters filter the water, provide habitats for marine species, and help protect New York's coastline from the potentially devastating force of the waves. The students' work involved drafting legislation to make oyster restoration policy a requirement of the state of New York. In April, they visited the Billion Oyster Project headquarters on Governor's Island to see how their policy work affects the project. They even got their hands dirty, preparing fertilized oysters for planting in the harbor. Protecting New York Harbor, ONE OYSTER AT A TIME NAMED NEW YORK'S 66 TH STATE SECRETARY Rossana Rosado '83 was confirmed as the 66 th Secretary of State of New York. Secretary Rosado is best known for her successful tenure as the publisher and editor of El Diario-La Prensa, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country. The first woman to hold these positions, she transformed the publication into a daily media marque. Long committed to public service, she served on the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and chairs Governor Cuomo's Council on Community Re-entry and Reintegration of New Yorkers returning from prison. Secretary Rosado received her BA in Journalism from Pace University and is a former Pace University Trustee. 2015–16 | 11 IN THE NEWS

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