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January 21, 2013

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St. Lawrence Awarded Grant For Sustainability Semester Classroom Facility
The J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. has awarded St. Lawrence University a grant of $32,000 to renovate a multi-use classroom for its Sustainability Semester, launching January 21.
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St. Lawrence Writers Series Begins Year With Bernard Cooper
Award-winning memoirist, novelist and short-story writer Bernard Cooper will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, January 31, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. Part of the University's Writers Series, the event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Sixteen Students Awarded Grants For Intercultural Research
Sixteen students recently received grant awards for intercultural research projects, supported through the generosity of alumni and friends of St. Lawrence University.
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Ashley Grey '15 Participates In CSTEP Mini-Course
Ashley Grey '15, of Astoria, N.Y., participated in the CSTEP Mini-Course at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, N.Y. January 7 through 11. Students from 13 colleges and universities participated in the program, conducted by BNL researchers and technicians.
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Men's Squash Wins Four Straight
Led by first-year phenom Amr Khaled Khalifa, the 10th-ranked St. Lawrence men's squash team beat No. 19 Colby 9-0, No. 26 Connecticut College 8-1, No. 9 Columbia 8-1 and No. 12 Williams 9-0. Against Columbia, Khalifa defeated Ramit Tandon, the No. 2-ranked player in the country. Women's squash went 0-3 on the weekend. Women's basketball extended its win streak to 11 games with wins over Clarkson (74-40), William Smith (76-63) and RIT (55-43). Men's basketball beat Clarkson 67-65 and RIT 68-53, but dropped a 65-57 decision to Hobart. Men's hockey saw a 3-0 lead slip away in the last 12 minutes of the game against Clarkson, settling for a 3-3 tie. Women's hockey lost 6-0 to No. 4 Cornell and tied Colgate 1-1. Men's swimming netted its first win of the season, 110-107 over St. Michael's, after dropping a 145-116 decision to SUNY Potsdam. Women's swimming downed Potsdam 150-102 and St. Michael's 130-87. Men's and women's track both took first place at the St. Lawrence Indoor Invitational.
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Grace Potter '06n talked about her upcoming 10th anniversary concert at St. Lawrence in an interview with Billboard that ran January 18. The story also was posted on the MSN news website.
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