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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking to St. Lawrence University graduates yesterday. (Photo: SLU)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking to St. Lawrence University graduates yesterday. (Photo: SLU)

Sotomayor tells St. Lawrence University grads to seek their passion

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor urged graduates at St. Lawrence University yesterday to seek their passion and "live each day trying to learn as much as you can."

Sotomayor was confirmed in August as the court's first Latina justice. Speaking at St. Lawrence's 150th commencement, the justice said she's been "living a dream" in her new role.

In a speech that lasted about 10 minutes, Sotomayor focused on family. Her niece, Kiley Anne Sotomayor, was among the graduates. Sotomayor also received an honorary degree. Audio provided courtesy of St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

SLU welcomes Sotomayor

Families and friends are gathering in Canton for commencement exercises at St. Lawrence University Sunday morning. Among them is Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

She's one of three people who'll receive honorary doctorates at the college this weekend. All three also speak at the ceremony. Community members are welcome -- with a caveat. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Students think back to September 11

The bells at the St. Lawrence University chapel tolled seven times at noon yesterday, marking the seventh anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Most of the students who heard those bells were in middle school when the Twin Towers fell. David Sommerstein asked some of them what they were thinking about on the anniversary.  Go to full article
The wild Rupert River will soon be altered radically.
The wild Rupert River will soon be altered radically.

On a wild Quebec river, wolves, caribou and the encroachment of industry

Last November, Brian Mann reported on plans to dam and divert the massive Rupert River in northern Quebec. The project, developed by the provincial utility, Hydro-Quebec, will provide hydroelectricity to consumers in New York and Vermont. His story was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award. Last week, Brian returned to paddle the Rupert again. He made the trip as part of a documentary project called "Encounters." Here's his reporter's notebook.  Go to full article
Annie Guay slaps a shot (Photo:  SLU Sports)
Annie Guay slaps a shot (Photo: SLU Sports)

St. Lawrence Saints fight for berth in women's Frozen Four

The women's college hockey season heads into the postseason this weekend, with the country's top teams competing for berths in the Frozen Four. Once again, St. Lawrence University is chasing a national championship. With just two thousand students, St. Lawrence has found a way to compete head-to-head with Ivy League schools, and with big state programs like Wisconsin and Minnesota. But as Brian Mann reports, St. Lawrence is under pressure this season to prove that they can win the big games.  Go to full article

Religious school funding dominates Ontario campaigns

Ontario voters go to the polls in a province-wide election tomorrow. Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty faces challenges from Conservative John Tory, and New Democrat Howard Hampton. One issue has dominated the campaign: public funding for faith-based schools. Support of religious schools is included in the British North America Act of 1867, which created modern Canada. Funds were guaranteed for Protestant and Catholic schools, and that evolved into a system of public schools, and Catholic schools. In Canada, education is a provincial matter, not federal, and every province is a little different. Dr. Robert Thacker teaches Canadian studies at St. Lawrence University. He told Martha Foley religious school funding wasn't expected to be the focus, and it's diverted attention from other issues.  Go to full article
Phil Royce on a wild northern river (Photo:  Barrett Miles)
Phil Royce on a wild northern river (Photo: Barrett Miles)

For SLU outdoor team, a decade-long journey north

For ten years, St. Lawrence University has been sending students north into the James Bay region of Quebec and Ontario. The James Bay Canoe Expedition is led by Phil Royce. He's a veteran whitewater guide and heads the school's outdoor program. This year, Royce led a team of eight paddlers down the Wakwayowkastic River. His audio diary from the trip was produced by Brian Mann. We also heard from students Jon Angus and Barrett Miles, who graduated from SLU this year. In ten years of the James Bay Canoe Expedition, there has never been a serious injury.  Go to full article

"Hurdlers" Up North: Track and Fielders Descend on Canton

Guns have fired in canton and the race is on - The state track and field finals are this weekend at St Lawrence University. Our summer intern David White stopped by the practice field...he brings us today's heard up north.  Go to full article
You can hear Sports Bob, aka Bob Ahlfeld on WGIX and other commercial stations out of Ogdensburg.
You can hear Sports Bob, aka Bob Ahlfeld on WGIX and other commercial stations out of Ogdensburg.

Sports Bob: Mini-"Olympic Village" comes to Canton with NYS Track and Field Meet; 1000s expected next weekend

Thousands of very speedy high school students and their friends and families converge on Canton next weekend. The New York State Track and Field Championships will take place at St Lawrence University. The university built a state of the art complex in part to attract events like these. This is the first time Section 10 has hosted the state meet.
Sports Bob is our guide to local sports. He told Gregory Warner, if you're going to watch the events, expect a lot of waiting...  Go to full article
Terri Stanley, under his wife's umbrella at the finish line. Photo by Michael Crowe.
Terri Stanley, under his wife's umbrella at the finish line. Photo by Michael Crowe.

Heard Up North: He Came, He Ran, He Conquered

Marathon runners gathered in Canton on Saturday for the third annual Canton-St Lawrence University Race weekend. And the runner who had come from farthest away was also the winner. He was there, in the rain, to extend a 28 year record... Gregory Warner was there at the finish line.  Go to full article

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