Scarlet & Brown Stories

Scarlet & Brown Stories: A podcast from St. Lawrence University.

Scarlet & Brown Stories: A podcast from St. Lawrence University.

Join us and listen to members of the Laurentian community chat about what St. Lawrence University and being a Laurentian means to them. Each month you’ll hear from someone new – from alumni, parents and students to faculty and staff, each with their own unique experiences, and yet each one a celebration of all that St. Lawrence is and will be.

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Scarlet & Brown Stories 

Paul Hagget and Paul Doty Headshots

Episode 5: Paul Doty & Paul Haggett

Who burned down the original St. Lawrence gymnasium?  Curious about one of a kind collections and manuscripts?  What were Fisher Hall and Laurentian Hall?   Listen to this month's episode featuring Paul Doty, Special Collections & Archives Librarian, and Paul Haggett, Archivist's Assistant, from the Owen D. Young Library's Special Collections and Archives to find out more and test your knowledge of Laurentian lore.

Jeff Byrne with mountains in the background

Episode 4: Jeff Byrne '74

This month Jeff Byrne ’74 joined us from Lake Placid, NY for a conversation about his passion for athletics and mentorship, and the impact that the Olympic Regional Development Authority has on the region. 

Alumna stands in front of some trees

Episode 3: Sonja Jensen '19

This month we’re all about food! Sonja Jensen ’19 shares her journey through SLU PIC to her current role at GardenShare (, working with local farmers and farmers’ markets here in St. Lawrence County.  If you want learn more about the North Country and why some alumni stick around, start here!

Woman speaking on a panel

Episode 2: Dzifa Yador '11

Dzifa Yador ’11 shares the story of her journey from St. Lawrence University to Spotify Podcasts, and in her story we see part of St. Lawrence’s own journey of growth. Plus, she gave us a few podcast tips along the way.

Hagi Bradley and Waterfall

Episode 1: Hagi Bradley

Welcome to the first episode of Scarlet and Brown Stories! This month we kick things off with Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Hagi Bradley.  Hagi shares his journey to St. Lawrence and how he found his forever home in our little corner of the world. Between sharing his experiences guiding the campus through the COVID-19 pandemic, Hagi shares his hopes for St. Lawrence, and his love for North Country Waterfalls and all things Yoda.


The Scarlet & Brown Stories podcast is produced by St. Lawrence University's offices of Laurentian Engagement and Annual Giving with music by Christopher Watts, inspired by Eugene Wright '49.