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News Digest
June 23, 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
GE Energy Executive Saddlemire Elected To SLU Board Of Trustees
Atlanta resident Thomas P. Saddlemire, a 1970 graduate of St. Lawrence University, has been elected to a six-year term on the University's Board of Trustees, effective July 1.
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Alums' Gift of Textiles is Subject of Summer Research Project For Stanzi McGlynn '10
A summer research project by Stanzi McGlynn '10, of Montoursville, PA, will result in a database of digital images of West African textiles, to be used by both the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery and the Owen D. Young Library.
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Two Alumnae Awarded Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
Two students nominated by the Canton Rotary Club for prestigious Ambassadorial Scholarships were awarded them and both are graduates of St. Lawrence University. Only three were awarded in the entire region, and it is highly unusual for two to be awarded from the same club.
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Six Students Selected As 2008 Admissions Interns
Six outstanding St. Lawrence students have been selected as Summer Admissions Interns for 2008, with multiple opportunities to take part in the recruitment process for future students.
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Prof. Abraham's Talk Makes News In India
A talk in India by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Shinu Abraham, on archeological research in Kerala, India, indicates that "a new appraisal of the State's ancient history" may be written, according to an account in one of two newspapers that covered the lecture.
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Alumni News
Graduate Alumnus Receives Honorary Degree In Italy
Joel Rosenbaum M'56 recently received an honorary degree from the University of Siena in Italy, for research in cell biology that he has conducted with colleagues there.
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St. Lawrence in the News
An essay by Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey, titled "Choosing a College: Where Do I Start?," is featured in the "Expert Advice" section of the Web site for New York's Private Colleges and Universities. Also, a podcast by Cowdrey, on the topic "Choosing a Rural College," is included in a listing called "The Counselor's Podcast" on the Web site. Listen to the podcast.
A study co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Alison Del Rossi, titled "Double Your Major, Double Your Return?," and published in Economics of Education Review (August 2008), was cited in a column in the Boston Globe on June 15, called "Surprising Insights from the Social Sciences."
An essay by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, titled "Giving the Fed New Powers Ignores History," was published on the Cato Institute's Web site,, on June 13.
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, including Dean Cowdrey's essay "Choosing a Rural College" as well as features such as the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video, our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam. SLU Live!

Blog Update:
Bridget Everly from Admissions offers great advice about the college search:   For a lucky few, your college list is finalized.  You know exactly where you are going to apply, and are looking forward to July 1st so that you can get started on your applications.  However, for most of you, your college list is a work in progress.  This is as it should be, a continually updating collection of locations in which to spend your next four years (am I scaring you yet?).    Here are some things to think about as you formulate your college list.. Read more.

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