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One of the perks of working at NCPR is our access to free courses at St. Lawrence University, also available to spouses. My late husband, Bill Knoble, earned a BS in Geology (Summa Cum Laude!) which he started at the age of 60. I’ve audited a...
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...
News stories tagged with "college"
Feb 28, 2003 — SUNY students, faculty and union leaders will head to Albany Monday talk with their legislators about proposed tuition hikes that, some critics of the increase say, could leave hundreds of students no choice but to drop out of school. State University Day is expected to attract hundreds of representatives from various SUNY campuses, including Joe Price, President of the Student Government Association at SUNY-Potsdam. David Sommerstein talks with Price about his concerns of possible tuition increases and a decrease in TAP assistance. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Feb 12, 2003 — State lawmakers object to Governor Pataki's plans to raise tuition and cut student aid at New York's public colleges and universities. The fiscal committee of the state legislature held hearings yesterday on the higher education portion of the governor's budget. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Dec 12, 2002 — The state's business lobby says it's in favor of tuition increases for students at New York's public colleges. That stance has angered some students at the State University of New York. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 12, 2002 — The staff of a college radio station in Plattsburgh went on a hunger strike of sorts Saturday, collecting nearly a thousand cans of food for charity. Martha Foley talks with station manager Andy Cox, who says they reached their goal over the weekend. Go to full article
Aug 30, 2002 — The North Country's colleges and universities are welcoming a near record number of new students to their campuses this year. That's good news for tight budgets. But as David Sommerstein reports, schools have different ways of dealing with the influx of students. Go to full article
Aug 12, 2002 — As September rolls around, many students are getting ready to head off to college. As Jody Tosti reports, from health to car insurance, parents may want to check out their policies before sending their teenager off to school. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2002 — Only 12 percent of the nation's jobs in science, engineering and technology are held by women. Clarkson University wants to help change that statistic with its Horizon program, a two-week summer camp that brings middle school girls and science together. Jody Tosti found out kids in the program are not only learning about science but also about teamwork. Go to full article