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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.

Special Reports

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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.

State Helps Lure Faculty To Clarkson

Clarkson University is one of nine New York universities that will get state help to lure high-tech and bio-tech researchers to their campuses. David Sommerstein reports the grants are a part of Governor Pataki's efforts to raise New York's profile in the technology sector.  Go to full article

The Iraqi Threat: How Real Is It?

Martha Foley talks with former chief United Nations arms inspector Scott Ritter, who will be speaking tonight at St. Lawrence University in Canton, and tomorrow night at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Ritter is now speaking out vigorously against a U.S. attack on Iraq. See link below for complete audio of Ritter's North Country appearances.  Go to full article

Filling the Post-Ames Void

When Ames Department Stores close their doors for good in a dozen North Country communities later this fall, they'll leave behind a retail void. Small town residents will have to drive to larger towns to find everyday goods from socks to Christmas lights to dish drainers. Many areas are scrambling to find other retailers to fill the gap - the so-called "big boxes" like Target or Walmart. The village of Potsdam is one such place. But in the meanwhile, it's using college students to do market research to help local stores fill the Ames niche and keep shoppers close to home. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

The Post Industrial World Economy: Upside Down and Backward

Business leader, environmentalist, and author Paul Hawken is a leading proponent of natural capitalism: corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. Hawken spoke...  Go to full article

Local College Enrollment Up

The North Country's colleges and universities are welcoming a near record number of new students to their campuses this year. That's good news for tight budgets. But as...  Go to full article
Horizons participants learn robotics design, programming, strategy and logic. Here they build competing Lego robots.

Science Camp for Girls

Only 12 percent of the nation's jobs in science, engineering and technology are held by women. Clarkson University wants to help change that statistic with its Horizon...  Go to full article

Twin Tower Steel at Clarkson

A piece of history from September 11th is on display at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Sections of two steel beams from the 55th floor of the World Trade Center will become...  Go to full article

Clarkson Receives $30-million Gift

Clarkson University has announced the largest gift in its history -- $30-million dollars to support engineering and science programs at the Potsdam school. Martha Foley...  Go to full article

Gateways to Careers

The art of interviewing for a job is a skill that can only be gained by experience. So, again this year, North Country high school students got to so some mock interviews...  Go to full article

"60 Minutes" to Profile Potsdam's Mayor

At Wednesday's career fair at Clarkson, a crew from CBS' "60 Minutes" was videotaping Potsdam Mayor Ruth Garner for a documentary on aging and retirement. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

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