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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.

Spitzer urges SUNY leaders to fight for funding

With budget battles looming, Governor Spitzer is rallying his closest allies in the creation of a $4 billion higher education endowment fund. In a conference call yesterday, Spitzer urged SUNY presidents to advocate for his plan. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer: education funding a down payment on the future

Gov. Spitzer drew a straight line between education and New York's economy saying investment in the SUNY and CUNY systems would be a "down payment on tomorrow's dreams." He proposed a $4 billion endowment for SUNY and CUNY and free tuition for New York's returning veterans, and said he wants to make higher education affordable for every New Yorker. United University Professions, the union representing most SUNY faculty, said the governor is on the right track with his proposals for investment in higher education in the state. Union president Fred Floss said, "SUNY needs a reliable funding stream to move the university and our economy forward." SUNY Potsdam president John Schwaller told Jonathan Brown he likes the Governor's plans to hire thousands of professors.  Go to full article

Support for proposals to update and invest in SUNY

A state commission released a study this week recommending sweeping changes and more financial support for SUNY schools. School officials for the most part welcome the study's findings. Dr. John Ettling is president of SUNY Plattsburgh. He likes the commission's recommendation to refurbish the aging infrastructure of all state universities. He tells Jonathan Brown this could reinvigorate the SUNY system.  Go to full article

NYS tuition aid aimed at building upstate workforce

Fewer adults are going to college in New York than they did ten years ago and advocacy groups say that doesn't bode well for the state's economic future. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer calls for improvements to SUNY schools

Governor Eliot Spitzer has set up a commission to study the strengths and weaknesses of New York's two public university systems, SUNY and CUNY, with the aim of improving...  Go to full article

Trim case takes unexpected turns

In the aftermath of the firefight that killed trooper David Brinkerhoff and Travis Trim, attention focused on a lost arrest warrant issued for Trim in December in St....  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Youth Energy & Environment Expo

On this Heard Up North: The Youth Energy and Environmental Expo. It's part of the Sustainable Energy Fair running April 27-29 at SUNY Canton.
Middle and high-schoolers...  Go to full article

Friendly fire now blamed for trooper's death

The state trooper killed Wednesday in the search for 23-year-old fugitive Travis Trim may have died from friendly fire, according to a state police spokesman.
Trim...  Go to full article
A teen art project helps define global warming

Teens seek action on global warming

Two dozen teens from high schools in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties gathered in Canton earlier this month to brainstorm ideas about combating the effects of global...  Go to full article

Salmonella hits the North Country

The state Department of Health has confirmed 34 cases of salmonella across the state - three in St Lawrence County. In all cases, the bacterial infection came from peanut...  Go to full article

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