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News Digest
January 7, 2008

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News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories. For more resources on campus events and programs, check these Web sites:

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Campus News
Kenya Semester Update: Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Valerie Lehr communicated last week to students enrolled in the Kenya Semester for Spring 2008. Her full message is posted to the Web. In summary, she noted that "Through constant contact with our faculty in Kenya and with governmental sources here and abroad, we continue to be concerned about [your] safety for the spring semester.  We know that the climate in Kenya is uncertain, but share hope with our Kenyan colleagues that the situation will calm. It is clear to us that even if we decide that it is safe enough to run the program this semester, elements of the program will need to be changed.  It is, for example, unlikely that we would be able to do the rural home stay.  We will make a decision about the status of the Spring 2008 Kenya Semester on Wednesday, January 9.  There are several conditions that must be met for us to proceed with the program:

            *Violence in Kenya must subside.

            *Political leadership must have begun discussions for resolving their disputes.

            *Governmental advisories from the United States and other nations advising against "all but essential travel" (British Foreign Office Advisory, 1/3/08) to Kenya must be lifted." 

For the Dean's full statement
Saints Athletics
Men's hockey rallied with three third-period goals to defeat seventh-ranked New Hampshire 6-5 Sunday. Men's basketball also defeated a ranked opponent as it downed Brockport, 11th in the country, 86-78. Women's basketball downed Geneseo 61-33. Women's hockey split a weekend series at Boston College, winning 3-1 and losing 5-2.

For More Athletics news

Web Site Updates and Features

New Campus Map
The Web Services staff have completed a new, interactive Campus Map that's live on the Web today! Move your cursor around the map to activate pop-ups with photos and text of each building. Check out the new campus map!

New Podcasts:
Listen to two new podcasts, both courtesy of North Country Public Radio. Environmental Studies faculty member Jon Rosales attended the climate change conference in Bali with two St. Lawrence students. Listen to his views of the event. And hear a feature story on children's book author Max Eaton'04, whose "Max and Pinky" series of books are gaining popular and critical praise. Visit our Podcast page.

SLU Live!
Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our podcasts, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam.

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News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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