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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 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
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
by Chris Knight
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
by Todd Moe
Apr 25, 2006 — 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
Mar 03, 2006 — 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
Oct 13, 2005 — 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
Aug 29, 2005 — Syracuse University is welcoming 35 Native American students for its first day of classes today. That number is likely to jump significantly next year. Beginning in 2006, SU will offer full scholarships to any member of an Iroquois tribe, including the Akwesasne Mohawks. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article