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News Digest
July 3, 2007

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Campus News
SLU meets challenge to raise $4.5 million, earning $1 million from the Kresge Foundation
St. Lawrence University has met the Kresge Foundation Challenge, raising over $4.5 million by April 1, 2007, which means a $1 million grant from the foundation. The funds are dedicated to the construction of the Johnson Hall of Science. For more
Student video on climate change wins national award
Nigel Fellman Greene '09, of Medfield, MA, the president of the SLU Coalition on Climate Change, is the winner of the national "Hot Spot" video contest sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters. The 30-second video he made will be sent to presidential candidates, and he's being sent to the New York Live Earth concert taking place on July 7. For more

Alumni News
Jay Ireland '77 named president and CEO of GE Asset Management Incorporated (GEAM)
General Electric Company has announced that St. Lawrence Trustee Jay Ireland '77 has been named president and CEO of GE Asset Management Incorporated (GEAM). In this role, he will become a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council and the GE Capital Board of Directors. Ireland succeeds Ronald Pressman, who has been named president and CEO of GE Real Estate. For more

John Norris'87 authors book
new book by John Norris '87 offers "a highly readable tour of the sights, scares and moral tradeoffs that he encountered in the Earth's most troubled places." The Disaster Gypsies was published in April, 2007, by Praeger Security International.
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Honored films star SLU alumni
The American Film Institute (AFI) recently announced an updated list of the top 100 films of all time, and two of them star St. Lawrence University graduates.
For more

St. Lawrence in the News
Faculty College makes international news

St. Lawrence University's Faculty College was cited, with Harvard University, as an example of how American universities are re-emphasizing teaching as a priority in a June 29 article in The Times of London's Higher Education Supplement; Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Kim Mooney was quoted in the article.
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Web Site Updates and Features

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SLU Live! Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cams. More multimedia features to come!

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Lyndsay Belt's blog as she writes about her Yellowstone National Park internship. A sample: If we come across a bear I would be the first to meet it so I was vigilant.  I followed the GPS and it led us to a large hill that we needed to go down, however we noticed two Grizzly bears at the bottom so we decided to abandon searching that particular site. 

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News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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