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Essex County leaders oppose NCCC?s proposed move

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

Lawmakers consider campus safety

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

Cuomo unveils college loan legislation

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

NCCC move prompts opposition

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

Contract dispute remains ugly at Clarkson

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
Dr. John Schwaller
Dr. John Schwaller

SUNY Potsdam welcomes new president

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
Women members of the SLU Class of 1910 engage in required calisthenics in the Wooden Gym. (photo: SLU archives)
Women members of the SLU Class of 1910 engage in required calisthenics in the Wooden Gym. (photo: SLU archives)

New Book Explores History of Women's Sports at SLU

A new book by a retired St. Lawrence University professor and coach explores the history of women's sports at SLU over its 150-year history. Dotty Hall, professor Emerita of Sport and Leisure Studies, has written Women's Sports at St. Lawrence University: From Beginnings to Title IX. The book begins with the early history of the women's basketball club in 1894 and ends in 1974 when women's and men's athletics were merged into one department. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Students Press to Change TAP

College students and Veterans groups joined together to ask for changes in New York's tuition aid program to assist students with a lowered family income because a parent is serving on active duty in Iraq. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Asks for More Money

The Chancellor of the State University of New York says the only way to avert a tuition increase included in Governor Pataki's budget, is for the legislature to give the SUNY system more money. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Transition After School: Knowing Yourself

While children with disabilities are in special education, they're also preparing for what educators call "the transition" - what they'll do after they graduate from high school, or when they turn 21. By law, the transition process starts at age 12. School counselors ask the student what they want to do, what they like and don't like. The same questions are asked parents and teachers. By the time the student is 16, a written transition plan lays a roadmap for the child future schooling, job, and housing. David Sommerstein visited Alexandria Bay high school to see the transition process in action. At its best, transition does more than help students go to college or get a job. It's a carefully monitored path of self-discovery that teaches the student to know what kind of help they need and how to get it.  Go to full article

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