Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Student Class Project Wins Medal at Craft Beer Competition

Class Project Stay Sharp Saison, a beer created by students in the CIA’s Art and Science of Brewing course, has been awarded a silver medal in the Taste NY Governor’s Cup Craft Beer Competition. Competing against 15 other beers, it took second place in the Belgian Farmhouse category. The beer—along with the other competition winners—was subsequently featured at The New York State Fair in Syracuse.

The lab portion of the bachelor’s-level Art and Science of Brewing is held at The Brewery at the CIA, where students learn about the ingredients, equipment, and techniques required to produce ales and lagers. The class helps future food professionals think differently about beer, elevating its status as a fine beverage on a level with wine.

“We’re thrilled to win a silver medal for our Class Project Stay Sharp Saison,” said Hutch Kugeman, head brewer at The Brewery at the CIA. “Breweries across New York are crafting amazing beer and the fact that we won for a beer created with help from the students is especially gratifying.” 

The competition was hosted by the Raise A Glass Foundation

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