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Boom time for North Country colleges

Colleges across the North Country say they're seeing a spike in the number of students turning up on campus this fall. That's great news for schools that are often big engines for local economies. Paul Smiths College, located north of Saranac Lake, has reopened a residence hall that had been shuttered. The school has also hired new faculty. Brian Mann sat down with college president John Mills.  Go to full article

Over-21 students can be pipeline for campus alcohol abuse

This week, we're looking at the issue of drinking and safety on college campuses. Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne announced last week that criminal charges are still possible following the alcohol-related deaths of two students at Paul Smiths College. Champagne says state police are still investigating the drownings of 20 year-old Sean Cornell and 18 year-old Lee Walker. The students died when their canoes overturned on Lower St. Regis Lake last month as they returned from a party. State police said drinking alcohol contributed to their deaths. Champagne said they're looking into how Cornell, Walker and other underage students at the party obtained alcohol. Yesterday, Brian Mann reported on the controversy surrounding Paul Smiths College, where five young people have died in the last three years. Brian spoke with Paul Smiths President John Mills, who says the school is working hard to keep older students from supplying liquor to friends who are underage.  Go to full article

Regents phase in 65% Passing Grade for State Exams

State education officials are making a change in the threshold for a passing grade on a high school exam.  Go to full article

NY Republicans Endorse Howard Mills for Senate

New York State's Republican Party members gathered in Syracuse to select a challenger to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, who's seeking re-election. Candidate Howard Mills admits he has a tough race against a popular incumbent. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Dr. John Mills. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Dr. John Mills. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Mills Takes Reins at Paul Smith's College

Paul Smith's College has a new president. Dr. John Mills, the school's provost and head of academic affairs, says he'll focus on expanding 4-year programs and building enrollment. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Commissioner Unveils New, Improved Math Regents

State Education Commissioner Richard Mills says at first light it looks as though the 2004 version of the New York State Regents Math A exam has fixed the problems that triggered a controversy last year. Bid Lowell has more from Rochester.  Go to full article

Future of Potsdam Specialty Paper Mill Unknown

About a thousand jobs will be cut next year at MeadWestvaco Corporation, which runs a specialty paper mill in St. Lawrence County. What this means for the future of the Potsdam facility and its workers is still unknown. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NYS Math Test Scores Continue to Improve

The State Education Commissioner says he has some encouraging news about standardized tests in 4th and 8th grade classes in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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