Receiving a college degree is a big deal. For some, it’s not only a personal but a family milestone as well. Yesterday I was honored to give the Commencement speech at Paul Smith’s College. I was incredibly moved. So many of the...
May 21, 2014 — It's graduation season, and all over the country there's a mass exodus out of the dorms. Students often leave a lot of stuff behind - things like futons, lamps, TVs, and other items that are difficult to pack.
At St. Lawrence University, one group is trying to rescue those items before they get tossed in the dumpster. SLU ReUse salvages, donates, and resells students' leftovers. They've even opened a small thrift store on campus.
Zach Hirsch tagged along with the SLU ReUse team on the big senior move-out day, and he produced this audio postcard. Go to full article
May 18, 2003 — The commencement speaker at SUNY Potsdam this year was eigth-grade social sciences teacher Carol Rossi-Fries. Chosen as the 2003 Teacher of the Year by New York State, she had much to share with the newest class of graduates from what was once known as the "State Teachers College." The audience included some of her former students. Go to full article