Author: Cindy Buckley Koren

Professor of Communications Design at Pratt Institute in Utica NY. After working on award winning projects with clients including: AT&T, Global Finance and Runner’s World Magazine, Cindy Buckley Koren could not resist the calling to return to Upstate NY in order to teach and raise her family. She established two successful B.O.C.E.S. vocational programs in Visual Communications and is currently professor of Communications Design at PrattMWP College of Art and Design. Her students’ work is routinely recognized in the U.S. and abroad. As a featured speaker at the inaugural TEDx Utica, she challenged today’s educational institutions to stop being “instistupid” and “do stuff that matters.”

The Daily Show claims to have “solved racism”

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 10.49.17 AMJust about every news outlet and late night comedy show covered the news about the village that voted to keep its controversially racist seal—except the Daily Show who waited a week to air their story admitting that they “kinda, sorta, partially, caused it.” (more…)


Whitesboro Wrestles for Respect.


The current seal used on stationary and

It is true, on January 11, 2016 the village of Whitesboro residents voted 157-55 to keep the seal that seems to depict a white man choking or strangling a Native American.

Village officials claim the seal depicts a friendly wrestling match between Hugh White, the town’s founder, and a member of the local Oneida tribe. Some have called the logo “racist” and “offensive,” prompting residents to consider several new images as a possible replacement, including pictures submitted by a local resident and several from “The Daily Show“. (more…)