This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
Several faculty members and recent graduates were featured in international and local media outlets using their expertise to weigh in on current events and celebrate their accomplishments.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Jeff Maynes cautioned readers on the dangers of conspiratorial thinking and the adherence to falsehoods in today’s political climate in his opinion piece published by NorthJersey.com on Friday, August 6.
Maynes’ recent work focuses on the study of what counts as a good philosophical argument. He’s currently working on a project examining how people can teach critical thinking skills in the face of widespread and problematic cognitive biases. Maynes regularly teaches classes like Reasoning, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, and a First-Year Program (FYP) titled “Sherlock Holmes and the Art and Science of Reasoning.”
Three members of the St. Lawrence Class of 2020--Nicholle Gotham, Ryan Young, and Michael Paulino--were interviewed by Watertown-based news outlet WWNY 7News for a news story about the Class of 2020 Commencement held on Sunday, August 1.
In a ceremony highlighted by inspiring words and songs written by members of the class, several graduates were honored during the event. In addition to honoring the graduates, the event also marked the first Commencement for St. Lawrence University President Kathryn A. Morris who was joined on stage by President Emeritus William L. Fox ’75.
Associate Professor of Government Ronnie Olesker, who often teaches about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, recently weighed in on Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling ice cream in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in an op-ed published by The Conversation on Thursday, July 29.
Olesker’s work focuses on international relations and security studies. Courses she regularly teaches at St. Lawrence include Introduction to International Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and Middle East Politics.
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