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It’s back to school week for area colleges. For those just starting their college careers, good luck. For those mid-stream, have you settled on a major? And, for those who have recently graduated with an English degree, this video is for...
Good (late) morning! Today at ncpr.org, all about Sen. Charles Schumer’s visit to Massena yesterday, wherein the senator urged the Environmental Protection Agency to approve a final cost for Alcoa’s cleanup of the Grasse River. The EPA...
Two articles in the Watertown Daily Times today underline the changing, and often grim, situation in which college students find themselves today. The first article looks at how SUNY schools are adapting to meet student needs at a time when six-year...
The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that a new anti-war group has formed at ACC in Queensbury. They’ll hold a rally on Thursday evening, featuring at least one veteran Marine who now opposes America’s continuing wars overseas. A...
Morning, folks. Here’s a survey of the weekend’s opinion pages from around the North Country. We start with a celebration in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican of Plattsburgh State’s ranking as a top school globally for...
News stories tagged with "college"
Apr 08, 2008 — A St Lawrence County lawmaker just floated a big idea to the county legislature: He wants the county to help pay tuition for any graduate of a local high school, if they attend one of the four local colleges. Jonathan Brown reports. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2007 — The president of North Country Community College, based in Saranac Lake, is stepping down. Gail Rogers Rice announced her retirement yesterday and says she'll leave July 1st. The move follows a controversial year, as Rice pushed to build a major new campus in Lake Placid. That plan was rejected. As Chris Knight reports, Rice also led the college to an expansion of its programs and its facilities in Malone and Ticonderoga during her 15 year tenure. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 20, 2007 — Paul Smiths College has drawn criticism in recent weeks, following the alcohol-related deaths of two students in May. But academic and law enforcement officials across the region say the problem of underage drinking is complicated, with few easy answers. In the final part of our series on alcohol and campus safety, Brian Mann reports that the debate often winds up in a legal and ethical gray zone. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 18, 2007 — This spring, two Paul Smiths College students died following a late-night drinking party. 20 year-old Sean Cornell of Manchester Center, Vermont, and 18-year-old Lee Walker of Enosburg Falls, Vermont drowned when their canoes overturned. They were paddling back to campus across Lower St. Regis Lake. The tragedy followed three alcohol-related deaths at the school in 2005. Some community leaders say Paul Smiths has made huge strides, working to keep students safe. But the school faces a lawsuit and simmering public criticism over its handling of student alcohol abuse. This week, we'll look at the controversy at Paul Smiths College. We'll also look at the changing ethics of alcohol on college campuses. Here's Brian Mann with part one of our special three-part report. Go to full article
May 22, 2007 — Essex County supervisors voted yesterday to oppose any move by North Country Community College out of Saranac Lake. The decision comes a little more than two weeks after Franklin County, the college's other sponsor, took the same stand on the future of North Country's main campus. As Chris Knight reports, the college and the counties say they will now turn their focus to renovating the existing Saranac Lake campus. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Apr 19, 2007 — Senate Democrats are calling for a meeting with the leaders of the state's public and private colleges to institute new safety measures for campuses in New York, following the Virginia Tech murders. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Apr 17, 2007 — State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a bill to crack down on shady loan practices by college financial officers and lending institutions. The announcement comes on the same day that the Attorney General announced a settlement with a third company for unethical behavior, in a widening scandal. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2007 — The leadership of North Country Community College met Thursday with elected officials from the college's two sponsoring counties to discuss the future of the main campus in Saranac Lake. Facing a surge in enrollment and a lack of space, the college Board of Trustees is weighing whether to renovate the Saranac Lake campus or move to the former Upstate Biotechnology property outside Lake Placid. The counties would have to approve and help pay for whatever option is selected. As Chris Knight reports, some county officials said they would oppose any plan to leave Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2006 — Unionized workers opened a new front yesterday in their contract dispute with Clarkson University. The Civil Service Employees Union launched a website detailing their opposition to last summer's contract offer. The two sides are about $40,000 apart, or roughly the price of tuition, books, room and board for one student. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Aug 25, 2006 — It's a busy week at many of the colleges and universities in the region. Classes start next week. SUNY Potsdam students will welcome a new president when they return to class. Last spring, The State University of New York Board of Trustees named Dr. John Schwaller as SUNY-Potsdam's new president. A scholar of early colonial Latin America, and of the Aztec language and people, Schwaller is the author of five books and the editor of two others. His wife, Anne, was born in New York City, and lived in Watertown while in elementary school. He told Todd Moe that he views managing a school in rural New York not as a challenge, but as an opportunity. Go to full article