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.
Some colleges call it political science, but here we call it government. Our students learn how government works not only in theory but also in practice, often through internships and other opportunities in cities like Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Canada, just 90 minutes away. The focus is both domestic and foreign, and examines issues of power and justice.
A major in government prepares students for careers in the law, foreign service, international relations, cultural or economic development anywhere in the world, journalism, elective office and many others. Our recent graduates have been accepted to masters programs at Cornell, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and Syracuse University, and have also attended law school at the universities of Connecticut, Michigan, and Vermont (to name a few).
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national Political Science/Government honor society. Today, Pi Sigma Alpha hosts chapters on nearly 850 campuses and has inducted more than 300,000 members. Its rolls feature national, state, and local political leaders including one president, three Supreme Court justices, and dozens of members of Congress. Each year the St. Lawrence students who have achieved academic excellence in Government courses are inducted and display the same passion for politics and policy.
Qualified students who wish to deepen and expand their government experience may undertake internships, community-based learning programs, experiential learning courses and in self-directed study. Some examples of recent internships our students have participated in include the U.S. State Department, the Massachusetts State Legislature, NY-21 congressional campaigns, the St. Lawrence Public Defenders Office, the Human Rights Campaign, and more.
A Senior Year Experience (SYE) Honors Thesis is the highest level of scholarship to which a major in the Government Department can aspire, and we strongly encourage those who qualify to consider undertaking one.
Zoe Jackowitz ’23 was awarded “Best Student Poster” for her research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) in November.