Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late last night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

CIA Leads Hudson Valley To Receive Tourism Gold Medal

Roth HallCourier magazine, America's leading publication for bus tour operators, has named the Hudson Valley as the world's Favorite Culinary Destination.The Hudson Valley—home to the CIA’s main campus in Hyde Park, NY—earned the Gold Medal. Second place went to New Orleans, and in third place was Mexico.

The photo representing the region is an aerial shot of the CIA campus. The magazine's editors encouraged their readers to "tour and dine at The Culinary Institute of America as well as dozens of farm-to-table restaurants." The winners were selected by a survey held late last year of tour operators nationwide who are members of the National Tour Association.

The CIA and Hudson Valley are in good company. Other categories in the survey included Favorite Theater/Show Venue (Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN), Favorite Destination for Adventure (Banff and Lake Louise in Canada), and Favorite Faith-Based Destination (Israel).

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