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November 12, 2012

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Naturalist Author Janisse Ray To Speak At St. Lawrence
Janisse Ray, an author, activist and naturalist, will give a talk titled "What Counts As Progress?" on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 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, and will be followed by a book-signing.
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Prof. Horwitz Gets Honorable Mention For Journalism Prize
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz received honorable mention in the Reason Foundation's 2012 Bastiat Prize for Journalism. The Bastiat Prize "celebrates writing that captures the spirit and creativity of Claude Frédéric Bastiat, a 19th-century French economist and classical liberal who used humor, satire and simplicity to make powerful cases for liberty and free markets that have stood the test of time."
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Students Interview Women Authors, Publish On Website
Students in Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jill Talbot's class have conducted interviews with ethnic women writers and have published them on a website designed by Amy Yao '14.
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Katie Greene '14 Gives Presentation To Historical Society
Katie Greene '14, of Essex Junction, Vt., gave a presentation at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's Annual Meeting on November 3. The meeting focused on the region's role in the War of 1812, and Greene's presentation was on "The Capitulation of the Village of Hamilton."
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Two opinion pieces by Professor of Government Alan Draper were published on November 8. A piece in USA Today posited that policies by the Federal Reserve were crucial in the re-election of the President Obama, while another, on the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch website, discussed the changing nature of the Democratic party.
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Men's , Women's Cross Country Earn NCAA Bids
The St. Lawrence men's and women's cross country teams are returning to familiar territory after last weekend's regionals in Rochester. The women won the regional title with ease, placing four runners in the top 10. The men placed fifth and earned an at-large bid to the nationals this weekend in Terre Haute, Ind. Men's soccer won its opening round NCAA tournament game 2-1 in overtime against Eastern Connecticut State, but had the tables turned on them by host Williams in a 2-1 overtime loss in the second round Sunday. Men's hockey saw its five-game unbeaten streak snapped in a 4-2 loss at Yale Saturday, after skating to a 3-3 tie at Brown Friday. Women's hockey extended its unbeaten streak to six by beating Brown 4-1 and Yale 5-1. Football saw its season come to an end after a 33-12 loss at the Merchant Marine Academy.
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