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Kristine Guest, age 20, died at Paul Smiths College in 2005
Kristine Guest, age 20, died at Paul Smiths College in 2005

Alcohol-related deaths at Paul Smiths College spark lawsuit, debate

This spring, two Paul Smiths College students died following a late-night drinking party. 20 year-old Sean Cornell of Manchester Center, Vermont, and 18-year-old Lee Walker of Enosburg Falls, Vermont drowned when their canoes overturned. They were paddling back to campus across Lower St. Regis Lake. The tragedy followed three alcohol-related deaths at the school in 2005. Some community leaders say Paul Smiths has made huge strides, working to keep students safe. But the school faces a lawsuit and simmering public criticism over its handling of student alcohol abuse. This week, we'll look at the controversy at Paul Smiths College. We'll also look at the changing ethics of alcohol on college campuses. Here's Brian Mann with part one of our special three-part report.  Go to full article

Alcohol a factor in fatal canoe accident

State Police say alcohol was a contributing factor in the death of two Paul Smith's College students who drowned earlier this month after their canoes overturned in Lower St. Regis Lake. Police, for the first time, are also providing details on what caused the accident. At the same time, police say alcohol played a role in the death of two young men in a car crash outside Lake Placid last month. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

As investigation continues, PSC students remembered

State police investigators say two Paul Smiths College students who drowned last Friday night were paddling on Lower St. Regis Lake without life jackets. Four other students made it to shore after the canoes capsized. A state police investigator told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that alcohol was found at the scene of the accident, but it's unclear whether Sean Cornell and Lee Walker had been drinking. A toxicology test is being conducted. Tuesday afternoon, dozens of students and faculty gathered on the shore of St. Regis Lake to remember the victims of the accident. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Paul Smiths College receives state grant

Paul Smiths College is poised to receive more than $2 million in state funding to develop a four-year nursing program and renovate the college's athletic complex. As Chris Knight reports, college officials say their nursing graduates could help to alleviate the nursing shortage in the North Country.  Go to full article
Celia Evans
Celia Evans

New Music: Celia Evans' So Many Seasons

Adirondack singer-songwriter Celia Evans releases her newest cd, So Many Seasons, Saturday night (7pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Welcomes Displaced Students

As many as 100,000 university and college students may have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Schools around the country have been offering free enrollment and tuition. Acting SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan, urged SUNY's campuses to enroll and house students displaced in the storm. Paul Smiths College, in the Adirondacks, will offer up to fifty affected students admission free of charge for the fall semester. John Mills is the president. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Paul Smith's College Dean Takes New Job

Paul Sorgule, the dean of culinary arts and hospitality management at Paul Smith's College for nearly three decades, has stepped down to take a position at the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, Sorgule says it was just time for him to make a change in his life.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Crash Kills 2 At Paul Smiths College

A Paul Smiths College student and his passenger were killed on Sunday when their snowmobile hit a rock on Lower St. Regis Lake. Twenty-year-old Joshua Rau and twenty-year-old Kristine Guest, were both pronounced dead at the scene by investigators. As Brian Mann reports, the fatal accident was the second to strike the college campus in a week.  Go to full article

Music: Celia Evans

We celebrate spring, life and the outdoors with folksinger Celia Evans. She's passionate about her day job, as a professor at Paul Smith's College, and about songwriting.  Go to full article

Enviro-Trek: Canoeing from Paul Smiths to NYC

Martha Foley talks with a member of the Paul Smith's College Enviro-Trek team. Last summer, they paddled canoes all the way from Paul Smith's to New York City--much of the trip along the Hudson River. Becky Sutter was coordinator of educational programs for the trip.  Go to full article

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