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.
President Morris, Florence Hines, and a current student were recently featured in local, regional, and national media outlets weighing in on opportunities in higher education and sharing how they’re connecting with the local community.
President Kate Morris
In an interview with NCPR on Friday, August 27, President Kate Morris discussed the challenges and opportunities for higher education and how she’s embracing the North Country as she settles into her new role as the 19th president of St. Lawrence University.
“I really appreciate St. Lawrence’s commitment to the North Country and conversely, the North Country’s commitment to St. Lawrence. I like that connection to place that St. Lawrence takes advantage of and feels responsible for.”
President Morris arrived at St. Lawrence following a distinguished career at Butler University, where she had most recently served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for eight years. Prior to her time as provost, President Morris served as a professor of psychology and was chair of that department at Butler. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, the psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics.
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Florence Hines shared how St. Lawrence is reducing barriers to college entry in an article published by InsideHigherEd.com on Monday, August 23.
St. Lawrence has been a leader in reducing barriers to college entry for students. In 2005, the University became test-optional for domestic students and removed the SAT/ACT requirement from the admissions application requirements. Today, St. Lawrence is SAT/ACT optional for all applicants.
Tyler Grochot ’22 is the newest volunteer firefighter in the village of Canton and a standout NCAA Division III football quarterback. In an article published by Watertown-based news outlet NNY360.com on Saturday, August 28, he shared what inspired him to get involved in the local community.
Grochot, originally from Ottawa, Ontario, attended Saint James High School in Maryland. He holds several Liberty League awards and honors for his athletic and academic accomplishments.
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