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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.
For the most part, people are looking at the bottom line… I think there will be some savings in taxes, but what’s the trade-off?

Potsdam moves toward dissolution vote

Village of Potsdam residents and interested parties gathered Monday night for one of their last chances to weigh in on whether the village should dissolve and become just another part of the Town of Potsdam. About 75 people met in Clarkson's Snell auditorium.  Go to full article

Details emerge as regional economic council meets

The western New York Regional Council held its first public meeting in Buffalo yesterday. It's one of 10 councils the Cuomo Administration has set up in a new regional approach to economic development.

The North Country council is co-chaired by Clarkson University president Tony Collins, and Garry Douglas, president of the North Country Chamber of Commerce based in Plattsburgh. The meeting yesterday provided a glimpse into how this new initiative will work.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in Potsdam Thursday

Cuomo unveils regional economic council in Potsdam

Governor Andrew Cuomo chose SUNY Potsdam as the place to unveil his North Country economic development council. The council will compete with other regions of the state for a $1 billion pot of grant money to create jobs.

Cuomo tapped Plattsburgh based economic developer Garry Douglas and Clarkson University president Tony Collins to chair the council. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Photo: David Chanatry.  The Maple Ride Wind Farm in Lewis County has had a positive effect on property values, unlike projects in other counties.

Study shows wind turbines have mixed affect on property values

Wind power projects have been controversial in the North Country ever since the Maple Ridge Wind Farm started turning in Lewis County more than five years ago. One of the big...  Go to full article
Clarkson's Colleen Murphy created her own animated Aesop's Fables.

Digital arts and science merge in Clarkson senior show

Combining art and computer science isn't a new concept. But in the last few years, more universities around the country have taken digital arts more seriously. Todd Moe...  Go to full article
Truck equipped with the Clarkson University-developed drag reduction device, Trailer Tail.

Better gas mileage for big trucks

The trailers you see on semi-trucks are great for packing and moving goods, but aren't good for fuel economy. As the Innovation Trail's Ryan Morden reports, researchers at...  Go to full article
Mary Gwyneth Holland (front) is using the web to sell her clothing to high-end clients.  Also pictured are Ruby Sprowls and Pam Rose of Boyden Brook Body Works.

Local entrepreneurs seek markets online

Six year ago, then-Senator Hillary Clinton came to Clarkson University in Potsdam. She met local artisans and browsed their tables of handmade scarves and soaps and fishing...  Go to full article

C-Speed partners with Clarkson

A Syracuse area engineering firm is partnering with Clarkson University. C-Speed, based in Liverpool, will open a software development technical center in Peyton Hall on...  Go to full article
John Michaud III and the building he wishes would survive

"Nightmare on Elm Street House" to come down

Remember the classic 1980s horror flick, Nightmare on Elm Street, with Freddy Kreuger, the guy with razor claws haunting teenagers' dreams?

Legend has it that the...  Go to full article

Preview: "Doubt - a Parable" in Potsdam

Canton's community theater group, The Grasse River Players, has teamed up with the Clarkson Theatre Company for their fall production this weekend. Doubt, A Parable...  Go to full article

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