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.
Stephanie Yingyi Wang
Stephanie Yingyi Wang, assistant professor in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, has engaged in impactful activism on Chinese social media platforms, including WeChat, Xiaohongshu, and Bilbili. By sharing posts and videos about gender- and sexuality-related topics, Wang has garnered a substantial following and played a role in fostering conversations on LGBTQ and feminist issues in China. The China Project interviewed Wang about her motivations for using social media for activism on gender and sexuality among Chinese youth, and the challenges she faces. Wang’s dedication to creating a safe and informative space for discussions surrounding feminism and LGBTQ topics serves as an essential contribution to promoting awareness and understanding.
Our Town of Canton
The World Atlas has recognized what we at St. Lawrence University have known all along by highlighting Canton, NewYork, as one of the “Best College Towns in the Adirondack Mountains.” The article points out that the Adirondacks form one of the most picturesque landscapes in the region and that small communities like Canton offer a lot to students of area colleges and universities.
Cedar Young ’25
In an issue of Adirondack Almanack highlighting youth activism for the environment, St. Lawrence junior Cedar Young, an environmental studies and government major from Saranac Lake, expresses concern about the impact of climate change on the Adirondacks. Young emphasizes the region’s vulnerability to its effects, including shortened winters, reduced snowfall, air pollution, and increased flooding. She urges people to heed the warning signs and take action to protect the Adirondack Mountains and the environment as a whole.
Abigail Lateer ’25
Abigail Lateer, a junior majoring in English and environmental studies at St. Lawrence University was featured in NNY360 for her hard work and dedication to the university permaculture garden. Lateer not only dedicates time to the garden but also to its engagement efforts by dedicating her friday afternoons to education efforts at the local Canton Farmers markets.
Fallon Lynn ’23 and August N. Kotula ’25
Two St. Lawrence University students spent their summer learning about Canton’s environment and helping spread the word on citizen science. Their hard work was highlighted by NNY360. Working alongside Nature Up North project manager Kayla M. Edmunds ’21 on the bank of the Grasse River, interns Fallon Lynn ’23, who majored in English, and August N. Kotula, a junior conservation biology major, dug into their assessment of the health of the river.
Henry Priest Professor of Physics Aileen O’Donoghue highlighted the dual meteor showers, on WWNYTV7 News. The Southern Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids, illuminated the night sky on July 30, 2023. She advised viewers on best practices to witness the show of nearly 15 to 20 meteors per hour as they appeared from various directions.
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