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News Digest
April 23, 2007


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News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories. For more resources on campus events and programs, check these Web sites:

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Campus News

Two professors examine "the good society" in new textbook
What constitutes "the good society?" Two St. Lawrence University government faculty, Professor Emeritus Ansil Ramsay and Professor Alan Draper, have examined the question in a new textbook on comparative politics that its publisher calls "a bold departure." For more
Tanner Fellowships awarded to five students
Five students have been awarded the Tanner Fellowship for 2007, allowing them to pursue topics of interest and educational opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. For more
Responses to Virginia Tech tragedy
The tragedy at Virginia Tech on April 16 evoked two messages from President Daniel F. Sullivan, and the campus plans a Vigil of Hope tonight, Monday, April 23 at 10 p.m., on the quad. President Sullivan's first message offered condolences and compassion to the victims and his second message reviewed St. Lawrence University's overall security premises. Both messages will remain on line and accessible from the President's homepage; St. Lawrence maintains an Emergency Preparedness Web page with in-depth information.
Campus Events

Recognition Reception
All faculty and staff are invited to the annual Recognition Reception, Wednesday, April 25, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Eben Holden Center. The event will include special presentations for retirees and employees with 25 years of service.
PEWS Conference on Asia and the World-System
"Asia and the World-System" is the theme for the 2007 Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) Conference, which will be at St. Lawrence University May 11 and 12. For more
Didjeridu master to perform at SLU
Didjeridu master Stephen Kent will perform in concert at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Herring-Cole. The event is open to the public, free of charge. For more

Alumni News

Todd Haskell'90 takes on expanded responsibilities at The New York Times; Haskell, vice president of business development, will assume responsibility for the advertising functions of NYTimes.com. For more

Christina Shaver '03, M.Ed. '05 was awarded the William O. Hamilton Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award by New York District Key Club International at their recent convention, as the state's top faculty advisor out of 260 clubs in New York State. For more
St. Lawrence in the News

President Daniel F. Sullivan made national news on April 19 with the publication of his editorial "Merit and Access" in the on-line newsletter Inside Higher Education. President Sullivan argues that colleges winning acclaim in shifts in strategies are doing more to help themselves in the competition for students than to help students who can't afford college. Read President Sullivan's essay.
Director of Health and Counseling Services Pat Ellis was quoted in an April 19 story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, about what colleges may and may not do to screen students for signs of mental illnesses, and what restrictions there are regarding notification of parents and others.

Ellis was also quoted in the April 6 edition of Psychiatric News, in an article titled "Eight Colleges Collaborate to Improve Depression Care." The article discussed a new screening program beginning to be used at college health centers, including St. Lawrence's.
For more Laurentians in the News

Athletics News
The Men's Lacrosse team extended its win streak to eight games with a 15-12 win over Union. The Saints are ranked No. 10 in the most recent NCAA Division III Lacrosse Poll. The Men's and Women's Track Teams had strong performances at the Hamilton Invitational. Men's Tennis placed third at the Liberty League Championships. More Athletics News

Web Site Updates

Podcasts Update: Visit our Podcasts page to download three new episodes on three channels: "How to begin the college search" in the Students Say series, a feature on the Step It Up events of April 14 and an essay by Barry Torres in the Why I Teach series. You can subscribe to our automatic RSS feed, or download each podcast episode at your convenience.

New Reunion Bulletin Board feature: The Class of 1982 is piloting a new feature of the alumni community, my St. Lawrence. The 25th Reunion class is posting planning ideas and messages to one another in an effort to attract a record number of classmates to Reunion this June. Thanks to the class for its participation in the bulletin board feature; we hope to make class bulletin boards available widely.

Seniors: Visit the Commencement site to plan for graduation. You now can register on-line for the Senior Dinner Dance!

Student Blogs: The rest of my time I spent juggling research for my Spanish paper on "la raza gitana" (the gypsies in Spain), applying for a new passport, meeting with professors, and working on a proposal for a Travel Enrichment Grant.  My proposal was for a trip to Barcelona to check out the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Mary Jane Sweetland's recent blog entry.Visit our Blogs to read more from Mary Jane and our student bloggers.

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