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SUNY Canton is a small coeducational college of science and technology in Canton NY, offering both two and four-year undergraduate degrees. This unit of the State University of New York is widely noted for programs in veterinary science, nursing, mortuary science and criminal justice.

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The School of Agriculture, Canton NY
SUNY Canton started life as The School of Agriculture in 1906. This slideshow is part of a display from the school archives presented at the Third Annual Symposium on Education, Environment and Economic Vitality in April 2005.
Photo Audio Essay
Teaching Technology: Just Throw Tomatoes
A class at SUNY Canton gives high school students a chance to grapple with real engineering problems, but with a seasonal twist. Students have to design and build a catapult to launch rotten tomatoes the furthest.

Readers & Writers, Mary Karr, "Lit"

Memoirist Mary Karr was our guest. She talked with hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson about Lit, third in her series of personal explorations that began with The Liar's Club. Karr will read from her work at 7:30 pm tonight, September 25, in SUNY Canton's Kingston Theater.  Go to full article
The fire at SUNY Canton, Friday, February 10. Photo: Thomas Quant, Jr.

Arson ruled out in SUNY Canton fire

Investigators have determined that a fire that broke out last Friday at SUNY Canton wasn't caused by "an intentional or criminal act."

Students were evacuated, and the campus is shut down this week as local fire and police departments look into what started the fire. In a press release, the Canton Fire Department said Tuesday that the fire had started in a chemistry prep and storage room.

College spokesman Randy Sieminski says they're waiting for test results to make sure it's safe to reopen academic buildings and residence halls. He says the school is still hopeful that classes will resume on Monday. He told Julie Grant everyone's glad arson has been ruled out as a cause.  Go to full article

SUNY Canton classes cancelled

Classes are canceled at SUNY Canton this week, as investigators work to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at Cook Hall on Friday.

Many campus buildings are also closed off, including two residence halls.
A school spokesman say they've sent air quality samples off for lab work, and hope to reopen the buildings as quickly as possible.

Classes are set to resume on Monday, Feb. 20. Students will be allowed to return to campus on the nineteenth.

Until then, the school's website offers assistance to those who can't get to their dorms, and need clothes, toiletries, and other essentials.

No cause has been determined for the fire.

There was an explosion in a chemistry lab on the north end of Cook Hall just before noon Friday. No one was injured.

Investigators were on the scene throughout the weekend, and will be there again today.  Go to full article
Staff and students evacuated from two buildings at SUNY Canton watch the fire which originated in a chemistry lab. Photo: Thomas Quant, Jr.

Fire at SUNY Canton

Crews from ten fire departments were at SUNY Canton today, after a reported explosion and fire. A spokesman for the school says it happened in a chemistry lab, on the north...  Go to full article

SUNY softens on Canton-Potsdam presidency

The State University of New York is apparently softening on the idea of a shared president for the Canton and Potsdam campuses.

More than a hundred Canton...  Go to full article

Local supporters on the road to defend Canton College

A busload of Canton college is heading to New York City this morning - to defend their local SUNY campus at the meeting of the state university's Trustees.
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Clarkson University's Stephen Bird

St. Lawrence County studies climate action plan

This summer, the St. Lawrence County legislature considered a measure to create a climate action plan. The plan would find ways to save money while reducing the county...  Go to full article

SUNY backs off on shared Canton-Potsdam presidency

The State University of New York is backing off from what had seemed like a done deal - that the Canton and Potsdam campuses would share one president.  Go to full article
State Senator Pattie Ritchie

State Sen. Pattie Ritchie introduces "President in Every SUNY" legislation

State Senator Pattie Ritchie announced Wednesday she's introduced legislation that would require every SUNY college to have its own president.

The legislation...  Go to full article
SUNY Canton president Joe Kennedy. Photo: SUNY Canton.

Joseph Kennedy to step down as SUNY Canton president

After several days of media speculation, The State University of New York Chancellor announced Tuesday afternoon that SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy will retire at the...  Go to full article

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