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Clarkson University executive chef Kyle Mayette at the Main Street Grill, where its sells locally grown food from veggies to burgers.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Clarkson University executive chef Kyle Mayette at the Main Street Grill, where its sells locally grown food from veggies to burgers. Photo: Todd Moe

Clarkson eatery goes local

Serving locally grown food in college dining spots is nothing new, but Clarkson University has taken the concept one step further. Todd Moe checks out an eatery at Clarkson where every ingredient comes from a farm within 200 miles of the Potsdam campus: beef from Brasher Falls, goat cheese from Vermont and vegetables from Quebec.

Clarkson executive chef Kyle Mayette says the challenge will be creating a menu at the Main Street Grill in the Cheel Campus Center that changes seasonally.  Go to full article
Montreal artist Aquil Virani (in gray) chats over a collection of doodles with a group of new students at Paul Smiths College.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Montreal artist Aquil Virani (in gray) chats over a collection of doodles with a group of new students at Paul Smiths College. Photo: Todd Moe

Aquil Virani: revealing the artist in everyone

New artwork created during Welcome Week at Paul Smiths College will be unveiled this afternoon. A Canadian visual artist worked with first year Paul Smiths students over the weekend on a community art project.

The idea sounds simple enough -- hand out slips of paper to students and ask them to create a doodle that will added to a larger triptych. But, what about those who say they can't draw? Todd Moe talks with Montreal artist and graphic designer Aquil Virani about revealing the artist in everyone and how art can bring people together.  Go to full article

Colleges go digital to combat undergrad weight gains

It used to be the Freshman 5. Now it's the Freshman 15. But on-demand digital health information seems to be helping control those extra pounds undergrads put on.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14923543@N00/2653462361/">hmocopymonkey</a>, Creative COmmons, some rights reserved
Photo: hmocopymonkey, Creative COmmons, some rights reserved

Gillibrand: Rate compromise would leave students "laden with debt"

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she voted against a recent compromise on student loans because the interest rates shouldn't be tied to market rates.

Congress let interest rates on government subsidized student loans double on July first to nearly seven percent.  Go to full article
SUNY Canton interim president Carli Schiffner is leaving her post. Photo: SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton interim president Carli Schiffner is leaving her post. Photo: SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton and Potsdam to get own interim presidents after Schiffner resignation

SUNY Canton's interim president Carli Schiffner is resigning her post after six months on the job. In a press release, SUNY Central in Albany says she is taking another position in Washington state, where her parents live.  Go to full article
Last year, SUNY Officials spoke with SUNY Potsdam and Canton councils, who both expressed displeasure with a shared presidency.
Last year, SUNY Officials spoke with SUNY Potsdam and Canton councils, who both expressed displeasure with a shared presidency.

Canton town leaders to say no to SUNY consolidation at trustee meeting

Canton town leaders were on the way to Albany at Tuesday morning to speak at the meeting of the SUNY Trustees. Town Supervisor David Button says SUNY Central may start pushing for the Canton and Potsdam colleges to hire a shared president. Button doesn't think it's a good idea.  Go to full article
<i>Eastern Wind</i> dancers at last year's "Night of Nations" in Plattsburgh.
Eastern Wind dancers at last year's "Night of Nations" in Plattsburgh.

SUNY Plattsburgh celebrates international education, awareness

SUNY Plattsburgh is celebrating International Education Week with a series of workshops, lectures, debates and the "Night of Nations" cultural showcase on Saturday. Todd Moe talks with Student Association president, PJ Shah, an international student from Nepal, about the lure of attending college in Plattsburgh.  Go to full article
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Free college tuition for all Syracuse students who graduate

"Say Yes to Education" is an education nonprofit that's trying to increase graduation rates. In the past they've worked with individual schools. But in Syracuse, they decided to offer their program to the entire district - and with it the promise of free college tuition for students who finish high school. For the Innovation Trail, Emma Jacobs introduces us to one person who's benefited from it  Go to full article
A peace poster created by a Banford elementary student.
A peace poster created by a Banford elementary student.

Giving peace a chance at SLU

According to the New York Times, more than 400 universities and colleges worldwide offer individual courses and undergraduate or graduate degrees in peace studies. St. Lawrence University is one of those schools.

This week, St. Lawrence is commemorating the lives of the Reverend Martin Luther King and Ghandi with a campus-wide initiative at St. Lawrence University that hopes to foster more dialogue on peace and conflict resolution.

The "SLU For Peace" event this week includes lectures, discussions, student-led awareness campaigns, and a focus on food and hunger. Posters created by Canton second graders that answer the question, "What is peace?" are on display in the student center. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article
Japanese students performing at last year's "Night of Nations".
Japanese students performing at last year's "Night of Nations".

Plattsburgh celebrates International Education Week

SUNY-Plattsburgh is celebrating its annual International Education Week. Activities include lectures, music, films, literature and food. The week culminates with the "Night of Nations" event on Saturday night. Evan Mills, International Student Advisor at SUNY Plattsburgh, tells Todd Moe that the events help foreign students share their cultures with the local community. It's also part of Plattsburgh's long tradition as an international gateway for trade, immigrants, visitors and ideas. Mills says the school has a large international student body.  Go to full article

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