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News Digest
March 3, 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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St. Lawrence In the News
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Campus News
Presidential Search Update Issued February 28
Trustee Barry Phelps, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, issued an update on the search to the Laurentian community. His memo details:
  • Announcement of the Presidential Search Committee membership
  • Announcement of the appointment of a professional search consultant
  • Review of the information-gathering meetings held over the past two weeks, and search calendar
  • Announcement of the appointment of an executive assistant to the search committee
  • Invitation to all Laurentians for your involvement in our search.

President Sullivan has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2009.

Read Mr. Phelps' memo
Bewkes family pledges $2 million for science facilities renovations
A son and grandson of the late St. Lawrence University President Emeritus Eugene Garrett Bewkes have pledged $2 million to the next phase of renovations to science facilities, including the building named for him. For more
SLU Econ Prof Awarded Grant To Write Book On 'Modern Family'
St. Lawrence University Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz has been awarded a $20,000 Fellowship Research Grant from the Earhart Foundation to support his work on a book he is writing, titled Two Worlds at Once: A Classical Liberal Approach to the Evolution of the Modern Family. For more
Washington Post Writer To Discuss Middle East In Talk At SLU
Anthony Shadid, Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a talk on "The Long War: Loss and Nostalgia in the Middle East" on Wednesday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in Eben Holden at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of the Contemporary Issues Forum, is open to the public, free of charge. For more
SLU Early Music
The Early Music Singers at St. Lawrence University, with organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, will perform a concert of Bach's Chorales on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. It is open to the public, free of charge. For more
St. Lawrence in the News
A February 23 story in Newsday about the special election for the 48th district New York State Senate seat included comments from Professor of Government Calvin F. Exoo. A February 27 story quoted Exoo on the impact of the race's outcome.
Trustee Elinor Tatum '93 appeared on Good Morning America NOW as one of the subjects of a new book about the relationship between African-American fathers and their very successful daughters.The "Daughters of Men" segment is linked on the ABC News video player.
Grace Potter 'N06 and The Nocturnals played a 100-minute set at the Allen Room on Thursday evening as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series on February 21, and were very positively reviewed by The New York Times music critic on February 25. To read the review, you need a New York Times on-line subscription, but here's a link.
More Laurentians in the News

Saints Athletics
The women's basketball team upset nationally ranked William Smith for the second time in two weeks to capture the Liberty League tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The men's basketball team lost in the first round of the tournament to Clarkson. Men's hockey ended a four-game losing streak with wins over Princeton and Quinnipiac, finishing the regular season in 9th place. The women's hockey team needed overtime to sweep Yale in the ECACHL quarterfinals. Men's track won the NYSCTC championship and the women's team placed second.

While you're checking athletics news, enjoy the re-designed Athletics Web site!
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Web Site Updates and Features

Athletics Web site redesigned! Check out the new layout and features! Athletics

SLU Traditions and Fun Facts:
If you were here in 2005-2006, you participated in St. Lawrence University's 150th anniversary celebration. We've maintained the Sesquicentennial Web site as our Traditions site, and it has features such as This Month in SLU History, Campus Traditions, Then & Now Photo galleries, and Fun Facts (did you known that there are 26 stained glass windows on campus? There's one in Herring Cole, four in Richardson Hall and 21 in Gunnison Chapel. In addition to the various liberal arts disciplines, they honor individuals ranging from King Arthur to Mahatma Gandhi to Dag Hammerskjold.) Check it out and become an expert on SLU!

Blogging from Europe
: Keep up with Zoe Bludevich as she blogs from Vienna: Here's a sample: This past weekend I went to visit two of my friends in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was so excited to see them... Although I originally planned on spending the entire weekend in Copenhagen, I ended up only spending half a day there. My friends Cameron, Johanna, a few friends who they had met through their study abroad program and my self ended up taking a cruise to Oslo, Norway. Read more!

We're on Facebook!
Network, find friends, announce events on the new SLU Facebook page, which has 622 fans. Check us out on Facebook (you need a Facebook account of your own to see ours) and MySpace (with 746 friends on this social networking space).

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.

Student, faculty and alumni profiles:
Every other month, we post about 30 new profiles of students, faculty and alumni. We've been posting profiles for over two years and more than 350 profiles are available throughout the Web site. You'll find profiles in such pages as Graduates, Faculty, Students, Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research Opportunities, and many more.

News Digest Archive
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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