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Dogs and students during Finals Week at St. Lawrence.
Dogs and students during Finals Week at St. Lawrence.

Heard Up North: A day for dogs during finals

This has been one of the busiest and most stressful weeks of the year for students at area colleges. It's finals week, right before the holidays. Faculty and staff at St. Lawrence University took some time recently to share their dogs' love with students to help ease the stress.

Golden labs, beagles and mixed-breed mutts were among the canine therapists on campus last Friday. They performed simple tricks, chased toys and enjoyed occasional treats with the students. Our intern, Roger Miller, is a senior at St. Lawrence. He mingled with the pack of dogs and students in Gunnison Chapel during a study break for today's "Heard Up North."  Go to full article
Japanese students performing at last year's "Night of Nations".
Japanese students performing at last year's "Night of Nations".

Plattsburgh celebrates International Education Week

SUNY-Plattsburgh is celebrating its annual International Education Week. Activities include lectures, music, films, literature and food. The week culminates with the "Night of Nations" event on Saturday night. Evan Mills, International Student Advisor at SUNY Plattsburgh, tells Todd Moe that the events help foreign students share their cultures with the local community. It's also part of Plattsburgh's long tradition as an international gateway for trade, immigrants, visitors and ideas. Mills says the school has a large international student body.  Go to full article

Senate GOP seeks school tax cap

The Senate's Republican minority is pushing to cap school taxes, while seeking to provide districts with access to more of their own reserves. The cap on growth would be either slightly more than the inflation rate or up to 2.5%, whichever is lower. That would mean the upcoming local school taxes couldn't rise because there was no inflation last year. Senate Republican leaders are seeking the action before the May 18th school budget votes statewide. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

SUNY board votes for tuition hike

The SUNY Board of Trustees voted for a tuition hike this week. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
North Country high schoolers re-create a musical era
North Country high schoolers re-create a musical era

At Fort Ticonderoga, high school students recreate a musical tradition

If you go to Fort Ticonderoga this summer, you'll find centuries-old stone walls and a new education center. But you'll also find music and pageantry. For more than three decades the Fort's Fife and Drum Corps has been researching and recreating the traditional military and folk music of the 1700s. The musicians are all paid professionals, who spend years in apprenticeship learning their art. But as Brian Mann reports, they're also high school students recruited from bands in nearby towns and villages.  Go to full article

Protests against budget cuts begin

SUNY professors held a demonstration at the State Capitol against a Governor Paterson's decision to hang onto some of funds collected through student fees to help plug the budget gap. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo unveils college loan legislation

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a bill to crack down on shady loan practices by college financial officers and lending institutions. The announcement comes on the same day that the Attorney General announced a settlement with a third company for unethical behavior, in a widening scandal. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Reject Pataki's Tuition Plan

Senate and Assembly negotiators have rejected Governor Pataki's budget plans to raise tuition at public colleges and universities, and to limit some student aid. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Teachers and Parents Rally for More Education Money

State legislators held their first budget conference committee meeting, as hundreds of teachers, parents and students rallied for more money for education. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Students Press to Change TAP

College students and Veterans groups joined together to ask for changes in New York's tuition aid program to assist students with a lowered family income because a parent is serving on active duty in Iraq. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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