I have loved St. Lawrence University and the Canton community from the very first time I saw it in the fall of 1960 when I visited as a prospective student.
Near the breathtaking northern tip of the Appalachian Trail is one of six schools that represent a growing trend in higher education. This IHE and its peers form The Eco League--a band of colleges and universities devoted to the environment.
When you're known for being green, the number of inquiries from those looking to replicate your efforts can quickly jump to a level that's overwhelming.
The last few years have seen tremendous progress towards sustainability. Whether fueled by surging energy prices or genuine interest in the environment, one cannot pick up a major consumer magazine--or a facility magazine for that matter--without seeing an article devoted to sustainability.
When providing sustainable options for your students, don't leave the bookstore out. The environment is currently in fashion with students, so being organic, recycled, or sustainable could give an item the edge it needs to be taken back to the dorm.
THE RECENT SCRUTINY OF colleges' preferred lender lists by state and federal officials, while intended to expose unscrupulous student lending practices, has generated a flood of misleading information in the media and in political arenas about a common practice designed to benefit students.