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News Digest
December 19, 2005

News Digest will take a break and resume January 9, 2006.

2005-2006 is St. Lawrence's Sesquicentennial Year!


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Alumni News: Check the Accomplished Grads section of the Website for more stories.

The New York Times Media Group has announced that Todd Haskell '90, executive director of business development in The New York Times newspaper's advertising department, has been promoted to the Media Group's newly created position of vice president, business development, advertising.
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Bill Chadwick '70, president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, was quoted in a recent edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal as saying that his efforts to bring NFL football back to the city may pay off very soon.
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Christopher B. O'Callaghan '84 has joined the real estate firm of Cushman & Wakefield in Westchester County, New York, as a senior director. Previously, he was senior vice president of Albert B. Ashforth Company, a real estate firm in Stamford, Connecticut.
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James D. Clifford '90 has been named vice president of acquisitions for Linear Retail, a retail real estate acquisition and operating company in Burlington, Massachusetts.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Professor of Canadian Studies Robert Thacker is the subject of a major feature profile in the Saturday, December 17, Ottawa Citizen. The feature "The Man in Munro's Shadow" describes Thacker's scholarship on Canadian writer Alice Munro.

St. Lawrence's participation in a $3.1 million interdisciplinary biometrics research project funded by the National Science Foundation with support from the Department of Homeland Security was noted in a story on the Web site December 12. The site collects science, technology, physics and space news. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Michael Shuckers coordinates St. Lawrence's participation in this program.
A December 15 story in The Christian Science Monitor, on the college selection process, encourages students and parents to focus on what institutions have in place for first-year students. The story includes reference to the Policy Center on the First Year of College's listing of effective initiatives, which includes St. Lawrence's First-Year Program. The online version of the Monitor story includes a link to the center's listings.
St. Lawrence's skiing program was cited as among the best in the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the December issue of Ski Racing magazine.

More St. Lawrence in the News

The University's Sesquicentennial Celebration has begun and a dedicated Web site is live, with regular updates planned. News Digest will have Sesqui feature each week. We hope you'll visit the Sesqui Web site on your own regularly!

Sesquicentennial Fun Fact: Appleton Arena will celebrate its 55th anniversary Jan. 6, 1951. Although Appleton Arena is thought of as “the hockey rink,” the first game played there, on Jan. 6, 1951, was a basketball game against the University of Toronto, which St. Lawrence won, 66-58.

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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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