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February 20, 2012

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Voting Rights History Exhibition & Lecture Set At SLU
A traveling exhibition that delves into a little-known voting rights controversy in pre-Civil War New York State will be at St. Lawrence University, along with a talk by the exhibition's curator.
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'The Facebook Effect' Author To Speak At St. Lawrence
David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World, will speak at St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in Eben Holden; his talk will be followed by a book-signing. Both are open to the public, free of charge.
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St. Lawrence in the News

An essay by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, pointing out that while the chance of a child being abducted is very small, its cultural effect has been enormous, appeared in the Buffalo News on February 17. An opinion piece by Horwitz, on creating jobs versus creating value, appeared in the Waterbury, CT, Republican-American on February 12.
St. Lawrence's announcement that biology and chemistry classes from SUNY Canton, unable to use their facilities due to a fire on that campus, will use labs in Bewkes was covered by the Watertown Daily Times, Northern New York Newspapers, North Country Public Radio, WWNY-7 News and YNN/Channel 10.
WWNY-TV/7 News ran a two-part special story on February 14 and 15, exploring how the use of technology affects the brain and the way we learn. Interviews with Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology Ana Estevez were included in both parts.
A project to help students understand how Egyptians made mummies, in an anthropology class called Dealing with the Dead, was the subject of a feature story in the Watertown Daily Times on February 15; the piece ran in other papers in the Northern New York Newspapers group as well.
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Men's Squash Takes Third in Hoehn Cup
Men's squash went 2-1, beating Middlebury and Williams 5-4 and losing to Penn, 5-4, at the Hoehn Cup, giving the Saints their best-ever placement, at third. Women's hockey once again gave No. 3 Cornell a tough game, but dropped a 3-2 decision in the final regular season game. The Saints, who beat Colgate 6-0 last week, will be at Dartmouth in the ECAC quarterfinals starting Feb. 24. Men's hockey beat Colgate 3-2 Friday, but saw its five-game win streak end Saturday with a tough 4-3 overtime loss to Cornell. Alpine skiing finished fourth in the giant slalom; Ashley-Kate Durham '13 and Caroline Barry '14 netted top-10 finishes at the Williams Carnival. For nordic skiing, Caroline Carpenter '12 and Eric Lustgarten '14 earned top-15 finishes.
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