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Clarkson University is a small coeducational private university in Potsdam NY with a long tradition in technology and engineering and a more recent expansion of focus into business and health curricula.

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UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter--The Iraqi Threat: How Real Is It?
Scott Ritter, former chief weapons inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq, in a recent North Country Tour, made the case against unilateral military action in Iraq.
UpNorth Forum
Paul Hawken on Natural Capitalism
Author and businessman Paul Hawken envisions a new kind of economy, one that protects natural resources, creates more jobs, and gives businesses a competitive advantage.
Matthew Turcotte works at his office in Clarkson University's small business incubator in downtown Potsdam. Photo: Joanna Richards
Matthew Turcotte works at his office in Clarkson University's small business incubator in downtown Potsdam. Photo: Joanna Richards

Clarkson U. junior is also business magnate

Many 16-year-olds might dream about starting their own business. But it takes a special kind of teenager to turn an operation launched in his parents' basement into a six-figure profit earner in just four years. After succeeding wildly with his web development and design company, North Shore Solutions, Clarkson University junior Matthew Turcotte, now age 20, is embarking on his second venture: commercial real estate.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to local press at Clarkson University Tuesday. Photo: David Sommerstein.

For locals, Cuomo's presence in Potsdam is what matters

Governor Cuomo broke little new ground during a stop in Potsdam yesterday. In a speech at Clarkson University, he revisited the themes of his State of the State message from last month, often word for word.

But what mattered most to local leaders is that he was there.  Go to full article
Steven Pedersen's <i>Eaux D' Artifice</i> is on display at Creative Spirit Community Arts Center in Potsdam through February 9th.  Photo courtesy the artist

Potsdam toilets: blight or art?

Drive through the village of Potsdam and you can't miss a small plot that's filled with old toilets. The property owner says it's art, while village leaders wish it would just disappear. A Clarkson University digital arts professor has used the idea as inspiration for a new exhibit.

Todd Moe talks with Clarkson's Steven Pedersen about Eaux D' Artifice at Creative Spirit Community Arts Center in Potsdam. Pedersen's show uses video, interactive art, and images based on the public toilet display to explore ideas of place and what it means to make art.  Go to full article
The VFW Post 1231 color guard on Veterans' Day in Canton, NY, 2009. Photo: David Sommerstein

Appreciation day informs vets of benefits

There are 9,000 U.S. veterans in St. Lawrence County alone - thousands more across the North Country and across the border in Canada.

An event this Saturday aims...  Go to full article
Andrew Himelson (Senior), Cody Rosen (Senior),  Sam Labrecque (Sophomore)

Heard Up North: "Save a bro, grow a mo'"

"Movember" is an annual, month-long event where men grow a "mo," or moustache, as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer and men's health...  Go to full article
Switchgrass. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/ag-energy-extension/">eXtension Farm Energy</a>, CC  <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Emissions a problem in using grass as fuel

North Country farmers working with Cornell Cooperative Extension have been raising switchgrass for years. This region is a good one for growing grass. And there's lots of...  Go to full article
Brandon Mendelson. Photo: Matthew Farenell

Former marketing consultant calls social media "B.S."

There's no avoiding social media these days--even if you're not on the internet, TV commercials urge you to like companies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, newscasters...  Go to full article
Lei Wu. Photo: Clarkson University

Clarkson prof works to modernize NY state's energy grid

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced New York would invest $250 million to develop smart grid technologies to modernize the state's energy grid.

IBM has just...  Go to full article
A panel on "Connectivity Success Stories" at the Forever Wired Conference at Clarkson University. Photo: Mark Kurtz

ADK leaders seek telecommuters inside Blue Line

"Forever Wild" is the term in New York's constitution that describes state forest preserves in the Adirondacks, and community leaders in and around the park are also using...  Go to full article
Tony Collins. Source: Clarkson University

Collins: regional economic council working

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has emerged as one of the most influential groups shaping economic activity in the region.

The Council was...  Go to full article

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