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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

SU Gives Full Scholarships to Iroquois Students

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

Preview: Spring College Dramas

NCPR's resident theatre critic Connie Meng previews some of the upcoming theatre productions at the region's colleges -- from Shakespeare to Sondheim.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Defends Plan to Raise Tuition

SUNY Chancellor Bob King defended his plan to raise tuition gradually at public colleges each year. King was grilled by state lawmakers examining Governor Pataki's state budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Trustees Ratify Campus Presidents' Raises

The SUNY Board of Trustees voted to give the Chancellor the power to raise the salaries of college presidents. Chancellor Bob King at the last moment withdrew a proposal that would have increased his own salary to at least $275,000. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Beyond Albany's Veto Battle: College Students in Limbo

College students fighting to overturn Governor Pataki's vetoes of higher education spending in the legislature's budget now have two houses to convince, after the Assembly failed to successfully override that vetoes Monday night. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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